Contributor Profiles

بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم تسليما
Profile of Contributors at TheCult

Shahid Kamal Ahmed – Born and raised in London, Shahid was brought up in an Ahmadi family. Initially intending to defend Ahmadiyya, Shahid’s independent study of Ahmadiyya led to disillusion with the movement. After reading countless pages of literature and taking hundreds of notes, the “straw that broke the camel’s back” was the simple reading of Surah al-Baqarah verses 1-5. It speaks of believing in the previous revelation, the revelation upon the Muslims and believing in the Hereafter (Akhirah). Shahid objected to the reference to the “Hereafter” distorted to mean future revelation.

Shahid formally accepted Islam in 2004. Since then, he has made it his mission to call his former co-religionists to Islam, through the internet and speaking engagements. He speaks of his own personal experiences, corruption amongst the leaders of Ahmadiyya, and the beauty of Islam.

Shahid is also involved in Muslim political and civic issues, ranging from social to economic issues.

His articles are available here.

Waqar Akbar Cheema – Hailing from Gujranwala, Pakistan, Cheema’s primary focus on Islam is studying ‘aqidah and studying the prophetic traditions, with an emphasis on the methodology of their preservation and classification (Mustalah al-Hadith). He is actively involved in discussing Islam with members of other faiths, namely Christians, and runs the blog Let Me Turn the Tables. With regards to Ahmadiyya, he focuses on correcting the Ahmadi beliefs regarding ‘Esa bin Maryam and the Finality of Prophethood.

His articles are available here.

Akber Choudhry – Akber left the Ahmadiyya cult in 2003 and became the public voice of the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat and the Ahmadiyya Awareness Team (thecult.info, ahmedi.org) in the West. An activist for Muslim Identity, Akber Choudhry writes in the area defined by the intersection of politics, law and economics.  After a career in internet-based software collaboration, he writes about a future for Islam that is not based on medieval traditionalism nor on the shifting intellectual sands of current Western thought. A father of four, he enjoys golf, cricket and anything to do with computers.
His articles are available here

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