Which Ahmediyyat?

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Speaking as a non-Ahmedi Ahmedi, I was always taught that Ahmediyyat is the only united Islam, that we have a unified movement. I was told that there was only one split in Ahmediyyat. But there are more than just two kinds, there are many!

Today we are going to go through a list of various Ahmediyyat sects and groups.

The first in the lineup is the Jamaat Ahmediyyat Islah Pasand. They follow Abdul Ghaffar Janbah, who says he is Ghulam-e-Massihuzaman (Musleh Maud) and Khalifatullah. Here is a trailer of their fourth Jalsa Salana.

He frequently says that Allah has given him revelation, prophecies and other ilhams. He gained enough attention and popularity to openly debate the Ansar Raza Saab. The title of this debate is “Debate between Dr Aamir and Moulvi Ansar Raza”.

The second group is the Ahmediyyat Community, led by UK-based Mirza Masroor Ahmed. He also claims to be Khalifatullah. Here is a picture of him with the Ontarian Premier.

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His website is http://www.alislam.org/

The third in our line-up is Green Ahmediyyat, founded by Mirza Rafi Ahmed, whom they call “Mahmood-e-Sani Confidant of Ayub-e-Ahmadiyyat Harzrat Sahibzada Mirza Rafi Ahmed (AS)”. He is pictured below.

Their website is http://greenahmadiyyat.org/

Fourth is Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam. It is headed by Munir Ahmad Azim. In addition to the previously mentioned, he also claims to be Khalifatullah. They claim that the sect of Mirza Masroor Ahmed is persecuting him and his followers.

What I like about this group is that they not say that Mirza Masroor Ahmed is not following the true teachings of Ahmediyyat, but neither is Abdul Ghaffar Janbah. A recent blog post argues exactly that, you can read it here: http://sahih-al-islam.blogspot.com/2014/03/musleh-maoud-declaration-of-20-february.html

Their official website is: http://www.jamaat-ul-sahih-al-islam.com/.

Fifth on the list is the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al-Mouslemeen. They are headed by Zafrullah Domun, who also claims to be the Khalifatullah. He is pictured below:

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They claim to be the true followers of Ahmediyyat and ague that the mainstream Ahmedis and their leaders have gone astray. He has written an open letter to the leaders of the mainstream Ahmedi sect.

His community’s website is: http://www.jaam-international.org/

Sixth on our list is Jamaat Ahmediyyat Haqiqi, led by Nasir Ahmad Sultani, pictured below. He also claims to be true Khalifatullah and a divine reformer of the Ahmediyyat.

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At least he has the same pagri style as Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Sahib!

Here is a video of him giving one of his khutbahs

He also held a debate with Ansar Raza Sahib here:

This Jamaat is growing and has converted many from the followers of Mirza Masroor Ahmed. His website, http://al-ahmadiyyat.com/official/ boasts many converts from other Ahmediyya sects.

Seventh is Anwar-ul Islam Nigeria. They were formerly part of the sect of Mirza Masroor Ahmed Sahib, but broke apart to establish their own autonomy in Nigeria. The details are unclear, but the dispute arose because of a legal battle between Masroor Sahib’s sect and the Nigerian community, which eventually led to a division. Their website is here: http://www.anwarulislam.com/

Finally is the famous Lahori Sect, officially known as Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha’at-e-Islam Lahore, founded by Maulana Muhammad Ali. He argued that his interpretations of the teachings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed are the true teachings and the Qadian-based sects do not truly follow his teachings. He is pictured below, preaching in Karachi in the 1940s.

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You can find more early Lahori pictures: http://ahmadiyya.org/photos/hist-ind.htm

Their official website is here: http://www.aaiil.org/

So take your pick! Which Ahmediyyat sect do you want to follow!

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Will the real Ahmedi Mullah please stand up!!!

We hope and pray that Ahmedis will see the ridiculousness of this false religion and come back to the original Islam. Do not follow new religions and sects! Ameen!!!

Ahmadiyya in the World’s Most Influential Muslims

بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم بسليما

The Royal Ahl al-Bayt Institute of Islamic Thought has released its 3rd edition of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World. Individuals on this list are ranked based on their influence in 14 metrics of influence:

  • Scholarship;
  • Political;
  • Administration of Religious Affairs;
  • Preachers and Spiritual Teachers;
  • Philanthropy/Charity and Development;
  • Social Issues;
  • Business;
  • Science and Technology;
  • Arts and Culture;
  • Qur’an Recitors;
  • Media;
  • Celebrities and Sports Stars;
  • Radicals; and
  • Issues of the Day.

The report has other useful information, such as an essay on the Arab Spring, the Amman Message, and a breakdown of theological, political and political persuasions.
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Comments on “Ameer UK’s Jamaat Office and the Mysterious Disappearance (ahem ahem theft) of £400,000!”

بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم

Recently, Sr. “Findings” released a secret internal document regarding the theft of £400,000 ($624,840) and the subsequent cover-up. Her blog post is here: Confessions of a Cult Girl.

£400,000 is a big deal, I am not denying it. But this itself does not make the Ahmadiyya faith false, nor is this unique to Ahmadiyya. Instead, this draws into question Chanda, a law invented by Mirza Ghulam mandating payments to the religious leadership.

Allow me to paint a scenario: Lets say you believe Mirza Ghulam was Imam Mahdi, metaphorically Maryam عليها السلام, the “second” Messiah عليه السلام, Krishna for the Hindus, a complete manifestation of Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم, et al in one. However, due to its mismanagement, dishonesty and its agenda, you lost trust in the people who run the Nizaam. To you, it has gone astray from the true path of Mirza.

[Some Ahmadis]

live under this false notion of “The leaders of Ahmadiyya are men of God, they do no evil”. I guarantee you the governors of ‘Umar [bin Al-Khattab] were closer to Allah and yet were more open to public scrutiny.

But there’s a lingering question. What about Chanda? Can you refuse to pay? Or are you still obligated to pay no matter what? Can you refuse to pay until certian demands are met?

You are not in a position to organize a consciousnesses objection against Chanda until the practice of, say, public humiliations are ended. Why? Because payments are mandatory specifically to the Nizaam! So can you do anything?

There are a few main charities that I contribute to. I researched them to make sure there was no wide-scale abuse, etc. If I felt that one of them was mismanaging its funds through whatever means (ie, large overhead costs), I would simply refuse to donate to it. And I have exercised this right. Allah has made the practice of giving money a highly praised act, but he did not specify one specific organization, perhaps precisely for this reason!

‘Umar bin al-Khattab رضى الله عنه wanted his governors to live extremely austere lives. He used to take an account of his governor’s savings before and after they took office. Any additional savings were confiscated and redistributed to the treasury of the Muslims. He did not automatically assume that they were all righteous men (even though they were). This is the second khalifah being hard on the Sahaba! So how can some Ahmadis live under this false notion of “The leaders of Ahmadiyya are men of God, they do no evil”. I guarantee you the governors of ‘Umar were closer to Allah and yet were more open to public scrutiny.

If the Nizaam is corrupt, yet you are still required to fund its corruption, something is wrong. Seriously wrong. And as a low-ranking Ahmadi, there seems to be no way distance yourself and your money.

My solution: Chanda is said to also be given to help humanitarian causes around the world. If I was in your shoes, I would withhold my Chanda, cut out the middle man, and give directly to a cause I felt was best. But that’s just me. Then again, I believe Chanda is a Bid’ah.

May Allah guide us all to what is true.

و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد و على آله و سلم

Confessions of a Cult Girl

بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم

Looks like we’ve generated a spin-off site! For those who don’t know, Sr. “Findings”, a Muslimah-revert born into an Ahmadi family, has been leaking damning insider-information about the Ahmadiyya internal behavior. Many of these are reports that even the common Ahmadi is not aware of. They speak of abuses, lies, anti-Muslim attitudes and cult-like behavior.

The website is: http://cultgirlconfessions.blogspot.com/.

Here is an except from her blog (and yes, the text was in pink):

So in short, I am a Paki Ahmadi (Qadiani/Mirzai) by birth and reverted to Islam a few years back (by the grace of the Almighty) but this isn’t your average revert story. I am not open and out there and there’s a simple reason for that: I was born into a CULT and so, my journey ain’t an ordinary one! I can’t leave the Cult just yet because quite frankly, I have nowhere to go (pull out the violin bruv..let’s all go busking!!) It would be just too painful and too awkward to live with my family as an out and proud revert, and all the while, writing out against the Jamaat too. Also if I came out now, I would lose my connection to the Cult and all my inside info would go with it! So I’m biding my time, waiting in the bushes, waiting to jump out and go SURPRISE I am a MUSLIM and have joined the Non Ahmadi Team! Lol! No No, on a serious level, I’m hoping to escape one day and in a civilised fashion (maybe marry a millionaire or run away with the circus or something..though this Cult I am in is one big freak show of a circus..lol).

A quick note on secret Muslims:

In the battle of Khandaq (The Trench), the Muslims in Madinah were under siege by Quraysh and betrayed by Banu Quraydha, one of the main Jewish tribes in Madinah that was in an alliance with the Muslims. After a month’s siege with little food and overwhelming odds, the Muslims were in a desperate state. In that moment, Nu’aym ibn Mas’ud رضى الله عنه, a man respected by both Banu Quraydha and the Quraysh, accepted Islam. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم knew that one additional soldier could not do much, so he ordered Nu’aym back to his people under the guise that he was not a Muslim.

Nu’aym created a plan: He went to the Quraysh and tricked them into thinking that Banu Quraydha regretted their betrayal of the Muslims and were planning on executing 10 of Quraysh’s best men as a sign of renewed loyalty. He simultaneously persuaded Banu Quraydha that the Quraysh had grown tired of this month-long siege and would go back to Makkah, thus leaving Banu Quraydha to fend for themselves. To guarantee the maintenance of the alliance, Nu’aym suggested that Banu Quraydha should demand 10 of Quraysh’s best men as hostages, to be executed should Quraysh flee from the battle.

Banu Quraysha demanded the 10 men, and Quraysh refused to hand them over.

The trick worked, and the alliance between Quraysh and Banu Quraydha dissolved. This gave the Muslims the ability to defeat the now divided army of the Ahzab. Lesson learned: One Muslim on the inside can bring great benefit to the Muslims.

Check out her site! http://cultgirlconfessions.blogspot.com/

480,000 people convert to Ahmadiyya?

 بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم

Mirza Masroor recently claimed that 480,000 people converted to Ahmadiyya this year alone. I’m sure that was met with excitement and joy. Lets analyze.

Here are their reported conversion statistics between 1993 and 2001.

1993 – 204,308
1994 – 421,753
1995 – 847,725
1996 – 1,602,721
1997 – 3,004,575
1998 – 5,004,591
1999 – 10,820,226
2000 – 41,308,376
2001 – 81,007,631 – Yes, they reported 81 million converts in 2001
2002 – 20,654,000
(source: http://wiki.qern.org/ahmadiyya/ahmadiyya-as-a-cult/the-200-million-figure, removed from the official website)

Notice they reported that their numbers were routinely doubling every year. In 2001 alone, they allegedly doubled their entire population. The rumored reason for the sudden drop was because a tribal chief became an Ahmadi, so it was presumed that his entire tribe followed suit.

This year, Mirza Masroor claimed 480,000 conversations, around the same number who converted in 1994. I’m not saying he’s lying, this could be accurate. But, given that they have played numbers games, it does seem highly suspect.

Just some things to think about:

  1. If a chief leader converted to Ahmadiyya, it was merely presumed that the entire tribe followed suit;
  2. Why is it that this faith reports millions upon millions of worldwide of adherents, and is growing beyond all conceivable leaps and bounds, yet is largely unheard of outside academia and the Indo-Pak community?
  3. When people leave Ahmadiyya, even if publicly or en masse, they are maintained on the Tajneed list;
  4. Between 1995 to 2005, despite boasting millions of converts, an internal leaked document revealed that in the UK they only secured 218 converts to Ahmadiyya; whereas Islam has spread quite rapidly.
  5. For a faith that claims its about quality not quantity, they sure do a good job of boasting their numbers!

About a decade ago, if someone embraced Islam at our masjid, there were jubilant shouts of takbeer, hugs, exchanges of contact information and invitations for dinner. We still have that, but now now so many people convert to Islam that its, frankly, routine. Its not uncommon at all, easily several times a week. Its not something we boast about or advertise either. Instead, we have our New Muslims Support group (which other masjids are copying now) and keep doing what we’re doing.

To our Ahmadi readers, think for yourself, use your God-given mind, and question the Murabbis. May Allah bless us all.

و صلى الله رسول الله

Arabic MTA-3 Leaks

I was knocked for six when I read hundreds of shocking MTA3’s confidential correspondences. With that letters, emails, tapes and faxes, all the following conclusions about the Ahmadiyya Leaders are confirmed true:

  • Most of the leaders of the Ahmadiyya cult are hypocrites who do not fear Allah (SWT). e.g. the head of Ahmadiyya-Morocco does NOT pray at all, and a senior Egyptian Ahmadi leader wrote dozens of love letters to a married Ahmadi woman.
  • These leaders are certainly experts in dirty and dishonest tactics.
  • Money and UK visa are the real motives of most of the MTA3 (Arabic Ahmadiyya TV) members.
  • Hatred against every Muslim is the real message of the Ahmadiyya leaders.

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Ahmadiyya Examined at Croydon Masjid

A conference was held at Croydon Masjid, south London 30/4/11 on the subject of the Finality of Prophet-hood (Khatm-e-Nubuwat) صلى الله عليه وسلم. The event had many well-known speakers including Shaykh Suliman Gani (Islam Channel), Hafiz Mumtaz Ul Haq, Shaykh Abdul Majid, brother Shahid Kamal and brother Akber Choudhry. Masha’Allah there were some very inspirational speeches which you can view below.

Point to note; each and every speaker requested the Muslims at the conference to pray for the guidance of the members of the Ahmadiyya Cult.

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Qadianiat at the Crossroads of War and Peace

Founder of Ahmadiyya Times calls for increased drone attacks on Pakistan

In recent years, the Ahmadiyya Community and its Qadiani followers have increasingly sought to portray themselves as the world’s only peaceful Muslims. This is an awkward proposition for most Muslims, for many reasons. Most gallingly, it disguises the underlying deceit that according to Qadianis, they are the world’s only Muslims. The 1.6 billion Muslims who maintain that prophethood ended with Muhammad of Arabia, in the Qadiani worldview, are disbelievers or kuffaar.

This is readily apparent from the writings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani and his successors. (As a corollary, due to the Qadiani introduction of a new prophet in the form of Ghulam Ahmad, all Muslim schools of thought are unanimous in holding that Qadianis are outside the fold of Islam.)

Of course, the notion that Qadianis are the only peaceful Muslims, apart from its logical fallacy, suggests that all other Muslims are murderous fanatics. To be clear, Qadianis have certainly faced persecution, often at the hands of misguided Muslims, and there is no justification for such behavior. But to use this as an excuse to paint all Muslims as violent savages is wrong and illogical – in the West, at least, this is something we have tried to learn after 9/11.

Many Qadianis, unfortunately, seem oblivious to the dangers of painting with such broad strokes. In an insightful essay published last July, Professor Hussein Rashid calls out the Ahmadiyya for using fears of terrorism to promote opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque. “Their approach,” he argues, “appears to be based on a Good Muslim/Bad Muslim dichotomy that ends up hurting the Muslim-American community.”

Indeed, Qadianis have become darlings of the right-wing media, with their leaders regularly appearing on Fox News to decry the radicalization of Muslim-American youth and promote the bizarre idea, as Prof. Rashid writes, that “a good Muslim should surrender the rights guaranteed by the state” – including the right to express criticism and disagree with one’s government.

Many Qadianis, it seems, are wedded to an old-world authoritarian model of leadership in which one simply does not criticize those in power. It has been suggested that the same mindset that encourages Qadianis to pledge unfailing allegiance to the hereditary and arguably corrupt system of khilafat also promotes the bizarre idea that in a modern constitutional democracy, free citizens should not openly practice their religion or criticize their government’s foreign policy.

Whether you call this approach quietism or blind loyalty, it certainly has ample precedent in Qadiani history. In a pamphlet written in honor of the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s rule in 1887, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad writes:

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This notice of congratulations is from the person known as Yasuu’ the Messiah who has come to the world to rid it of all sorts of deviations; he whose purpose is to establish truth in the world with peace and kindness; so that he may teach people the way towards true love and servanthood to their Creator; and to explain to them the path towards true obedience to their ruler, the Glorious Queen, whose subjects they are.

 

[Roohani Khazain, Vol. 12, Tuhfa-e-Qaisiriyya, p. 253]

It can thus be argued that the Qadiani worldview is motivated by two fundamental values: obedience to the state, and “love for all and hatred for none.” Interestingly, it is certainly plausible, and perhaps even likely, that these two values might come into conflict with each other. Here we can offer two opposing hypotheses. Either the Qadiani administration would choose peace and oppose violent and martial government policies; or it would unfailingly insist on unquestioned loyalty in all cases.

 

This is obviously not a novel predicament – it has been considered countless times throughout history by all types of communities, and with the exception of cults or autocratic neo-fascist societies, most people of conscience have come down on the side of an individual’s freedom -and perhaps even responsibility – to speak out against immoral and unethical actions of one’s government.

How have Qadianis attempted to reconcile this conflict? It certainly seems that, insofar as they acknowledge that such a conflict exists, that they come down on the side of unquestioned loyalty. Indeed, many critics have charged that the purported Qadiani belief in “love for all, hatred for none” is merely a public relations slogan and categorically does not apply to Muslims. (Interestingly, in many cases, it also seems that “unquestioned loyalty” also does not apply to Qadianis residing in Muslim-majority nations.)

All of this brings us to the founder and managing editor of Ahmadiyya Times. Imran Jattala, based in Los Angeles, is a high-ranking official in the Qadiani hierarchy and has unsurprisingly paid lip-service to the peaceful nature of the Qadiani faith on many occasions. Among his interests, he cites “the promotion of dialogue for peace and tolerance through interfaith outreach.”

On January 8th, however, Mr. Jattala posted a comment on a PBS article about the murder of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. He attacks the author for raising the possibility that the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with increasing death tolls among civilians, might be linked to rising extremism in the region. And then, in one sentence, he provides a robust data point for how one Qadiani leader reconciles his commitment to peace and his commitment to U.S. foreign policy. “The tasteless scenes of jubilation in the killer’s hometown,” he writes, “in my view make a case for more drone attacks, not less.”

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While the London-based Ahmadiyya Community has often been criticized for fomenting anti-Muslim sentiment and its generally pro-war disposition, rarely have we seen such unambiguous evidence of how fragile the “world’s only peaceful Muslims” are in their actual commitment to peace.

I do not profess to know how many Ahmadis, whether in the U.S. or Pakistan, support Mr. Jattala’s contention that more drone attacks on Pakistani civilians are needed. In any case, I hope the Ahmadi community engages in a critical discussion among themselves regarding their commitment to peace and how it should best be operationalized in a world torn apart by war.

Calling for more drone attacks on Pakistani civilians is probably not the best place to start.

Demonstrations are Haram in Ahmadiyya

Hani Taher wrote on 25-Jan-2011 immediately after the start of the demonstrations in Egypt against the tyranny:

http://alsabiil.110mb.com/mqalat/2011/k5.htm

((A demonstration is an action that normally consists of asking people to protest against certain wrong situation. As a result a mass group of people would gather and walk in public to show their position against a wrong act that was committed by a president; this president could be a leader of a country, a minister, a general manager, etc))

((Asking people to participate in a demonstration would include backbiting of the president since you need to mention his bad deeds, although he [the president] doesn’t like mentioning of his bad deeds. This is exactly the backbiting which was forbidden by Allah and His prophet))

((Although the Quran didn’t forbid demonstrations, we believe that these demonstrations consist of committing some sins, such as backbiting, opening the door of corruption and killing. It is the duty of Muslims to close the doors of evil whenever they can. This is also applicable to the sit-ins since they also consist of backbiting and opening the doors of corruption))

((Therefore we believe that demonstrations and civil sit-ins are NOT ALLOWED in Islam))

((The reason of the bad conditions of the Arab people is that they are away from the right path and that they do not follow the teachings of Islam. The solution for these bad conditions is to believe in the promised Messiah who took the Islam back to its origins))

This Hani Taher is the same Arab Ahmadi of MTA who wrote the following suggestion on 3-Apr-2006:

http://alsabiil.110mb.com/mqalat/L198.htm

((With regard to Al-Aqsa Mosque, I don’t see any problem in giving the Jews a temple below it so that they can use it for worshipping Allah! The entry of the temple can be provided at the western side))

((What is wrong in building multi-levels which gather everyone?)) – The Final Solution & Al-Aqsa Mosque, by Hani Taher,

Indeed, “Love for Tyranny, Hatred for Muslims”, that is Ahmadiyya!

Thoughts on the Murder of Ahmadis in Indonesia

بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم

Indonesia: The most populous Muslim country

For those who do not know, recently three Ahmadis in Indonesia were savagely beaten and killed by an angry anti-Ahmadiyya mob. The images are disturbing, as extremists continued to bludgeon to death a lifeless body.

TheCult repeats its consistent and on-going condemnation of acts of violence against innocent Ahmadis. No one should be harmed based purely on the religion he espouses. Many of the members of TheCult team have family who are still followers of the Ahmadiyya religion and we are personally offended that potentially even their own parents or siblings could be the victims of such heinous crimes. We pray that after a thorough investigation, all those responsible for the murders are arrested, tried and punished to the maximum extent of the law. Ameen.

I know that no amount of condemnation will stop the most extreme Ahmadis from associating us with violence. In the face of such a calamity, their hatred is directed at anyone who even peacefuly criticizes their faith. To such people we respond, say what you will, we refuse to be victims of your collective judgement. We refuse to be associated with violence and extremism. You might as well stop reading this article from here. Seriously, go away, it does no good…There, now that they’re gone, only the thinking Ahmadis remain!

We all know the verses against killing innocent people or against vigilantism, they have been repeated many times before. So allow me provide you with a unique motivation for condemning acts of violence against Ahmadis, a perspective you might never have considered…

…But first, a relevant predicate…

Imam al-Ghazali رحمه الله, in his The Decisive Criteria between Islam and Hersey, opined that while reason is useful, reason alone is seldom why people hold the positions they do. Rather, reason and logic primarily serve to support a previously-held conviction. Both Muslims and Ahmadis believe they possess a monopoly on reason, while the other is completely bereft. Both sides quote the Qur’an, the prophetic traditions, believe they are true and the other is baseless. So how do we determine who is upon Haqq?

Short answer: The Heart

While Allah does talk about the intellect, the Qur’an primarily speaks in terms of the spiritual heart (قلب). We hear the terms ‘soft heart’ or ‘hearts like stone’. Surah al-Baqarah says, “Allah has placed a seal upon their hearts”, not “intellects”. In other words, the primarily vehicle of accepting the Truth is not through rational arguments, though they do have their place. It is through guidance that Allah bestows upon those he wishes good for. All we have to do is open our hearts.

When an Ahmadi is killed, what is the response from other Ahmadis? Anger! Rage! Hatred! All of which is completely understandable and justifiable! Loss of life is no small matter.

But consider the result: Emotional Ahmadis who are completely unwilling to even consider traditional Islam. The thought cannot enter their minds. They think, “How could I accept the religion of the ones who persecute us? You want me to accept the religion of these savages? No, I will remain Ahmadi!” Thus, they become psychologically entrenched. At that point, its not about reason, its about the negative emotions they have towards traditional Muslims.

A single barbaric act wipes away years of da’wah efforts by those who call Ahmadis to Islam. What’s worse, anyone who peacefully argues against Ahmadiyya with kindness and patience is painted with the same broad brush as the actual extremists. They are the victims of emotion-based rhetoric such as “This is the true face of your Anti-Ahmadiyya!”

One of the biggest enemies in our da’wah efforts to current members of the Ahmadiyya religion is the violence that is done against them, sadly in the name of Islam. Not only because it is evil and sinful, we condemn acts of violence because they undermine our efforts and push Ahmadis further into Ahmadiyya.

It goes deeper than that. Considering that they claim their population is upwards of 200 million, how many Ahmadis have been killed in the entire world since its foundation? A few thousand? Maybe a million? Try 356. That’s 0.000178% of the current population (does not include members who have lived and died since then).

Compare that to the Muslim population in Chechnya (and increasingly now in Dagestan). The wars in the 1990s exterminated 25% of the Muslim Chechen ethnic group. That’s one out of every four people, dead. In Bosnia, the Serbian soldiers were ordered to systematically rape Muslim Bosnian women. Perhaps the most persecuted Muslim group in the world based purely on their religion are the Shi’as who have experienced a May 28th once every few months through masjid bombings, stabbings, beatings and other persecution.

Shaykh Waleed Basyouni on violence in the name of God

This begs the question, if the numbers are so low compared to the Muslims, why are there websites like ThePersecution.org and Android Phone applications that seemingly advertise their persecution? Because it serves a very useful purpose: To inculcate the “siege mentality” which prevents an emotional person from ever considering traditional Islam with an open heart. The religious elders know emotionalism is an effective tool, and they exploit it.

It is sad what is being done to Ahmadis in various parts of the world. Even if we never come to any sense of agreement, we must always treat each other with kindness and respect, because just like what the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم said about Ta’if, perhaps from the children of the current Ahmadis will arise a generation of Muslims.

May Allah end all violence against all religious groups, including Ahmadis, and continue to bring them to Islam.

و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد على آله و سلم