بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم
Recently, a petition by the UK Ahmadiyya community to declare the Khatme Nabuwwat Academy a “hate group” was denied. Admittedly, I do not know much about the Khatme Nabuwwat Academy. But, this got me thinking, is TheCult spreading hatred against Ahmadis? Are we Anti-Ahmadiyya? Are we a hate group? This is a claim that is often levied against this blog.
What is the purpose of TheCult? In short, we are a group of Muslims who have come together to call our misguided sisters and brothers from the Ahmadiyya religion back to Islam. In other words, we want our dear brethren back. In doing so, we draw attention to flaws in Ahmadiyya beliefs, factual inaccuracies of the faith, and the unquestionable superiority of Islam over Ahmadiyya.
But, couldn’t this blog be difficult or even painful to read for an Ahmadi? Undoubtedly so! After all, this is not about race or national origin, this is about one’s Deen! But, the Qur’an says in Surah al-Baqarah:
وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ
“…but perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you…“
While it can be difficult to hear that Ahmadiyya is not Islam, criticism of a religion, philosophy or belief-system is not automatically equated to “hate speech”. By tautological definition, hate-speech requires hatred, not factual and logical criticism.
Now lets compare this with what the Ahmadiyya leaders have done. For decades, they have written books filled with arguments against Islam and for Ahmadiyya. This is not perceived as anti-Islamic and hate-speech against Muslims. But, if a Muslim criticizes Ahmadiyya, it is hate-speech…?
Further, there is a clear concerted effort by Ahmadi leadership to stereotype those who criticize their faith as “mullahs” (including upon yours truly). This is akin to stereotyping Jews as money-grubbers. If anything, this is true “hate speech”.
We do not expect Ahmadis to change their minds over-night. It took Abu Sufiyan رضي الله عنه many years and many battles before he embraced the Truth. We ask our Ahmadi readers to let their guards down, read what we have to say, and internalize our positions. This is the epitome of open-mindedness! If you reject Islam for Ahmadiyya, that is your choice. But, if you accept Islam, we welcome you with open arms and an open heart.
May Allah continue to guide Ahmadis to Islam!