Exciting Changes

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

as-salaamu `alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

I’d like to share some exciting news with you. Quite a few people have come to Islam from Ahmadiyya in the last month. The numbers are growing by the week of people openly saying what they are doing. We are being told that the work we are doing is having an effect. Alhamdulillah! We take no credit for anything other than conveying the message. If Allah wills, all Ahmadis would come to Islam.

We’re also going to change the site. The existing forum will be ditched for another system. (The old system will still live on, just for reference). The blog, front page and forum will be much more integrated. There will be an FAQ section, profiles on writers and most importantly, a brand new name. Please note, none of the existing content will be lost, insha’Allah.

We recognise that the name “thecult.info” has not appealed to everyone. That we believe it is a cult and that many insiders do doesn’t mean that it needs to be pushed in the faces of those who might otherwise engage, but think the title too hostile. Whilst we have always used the title as a matter of fact and not of insult or hostility, that it is perceived as such is not helpful to dialogue.

My aim has always been to facilitate Ahmadis coming back to Islam, that view is shared by many other writers here. I feel that a more open Ahmadiyya organisation and a more friendly approach between Muslims and Ahmadis can only help. We are not there yet, but I’d like to move towards it. My Iqra interview was meant to emphasise that and the following week’s discussion was a great example of dialogue. We’d like that process to continue and we’d like to openly invite Ahmadis, as we have always done, to the new platform, where Muslims, Lahori Ahmadis and Qadiani Ahmadis can discuss important issues openly.

And peace unto those who follow the guidance.

Welcome to Islam!

I’m delighted to report that a friend has reverted to Islam tonight. I will leave him to make his own comment on his situation when he is good and ready, but he joins a long list of reverts.

Ahmadiyya is crumbling, from top to bottom. The good people are leaving to rejoin Islam. And the one who has just rejoined me and a billion and half others is one of the nicest people it has ever been my pleasure to know. It makes me so unbelievably happy to know that this bright and compassionate young person has seen the light of Islam and embraced it. Islamophobia may rage on, but the truth is the truth!

Allahu Akbar!

Findings Agrees to Interview

Recently, some of the sensational revelations on the forum (see link above) have rocked Ahmadiyya beyond any theological debate in the last hundred years. I cannot begin to tell you the impact that the forum has had, and in particular, the revelations of Sister Findings.

Nobody who has had close dealings with the Ahmadiyya is in the least bit surprised. All dissidents, that is, all those who are not brainwashed, who were once, or still are in the Ahmadiyya go through the same cycles and know the same patterns. Ahmadiyya is a cult and a business and a gossip network. Sure, it does some charity work too, and that is to be applauded, but it also presents itself as a Muslim organisation (it is not) that is for love, tolerance and peace (it is not).

Nothing hurts the Ahmadiyya religion business more than having its dark underbelly exposed. Few people as close to the top brass have caused Ahmadiyya as much embarrassment as Sister Findings. There are shockwaves going through the establishment. The house of Ahmadiyya has been shaken, if not the actual foundations. So much so, that emergency meetings are being held as we speak to determine the identity of a few people on the forum, including members like “brainwashed”.

Recent reports on the possibility that Rafiq Hayat, the “face” of UK Ahmadiyya, would look to hire professional hackers to damage this site and to reveal the identity of “Findings”, “brainwashed” and others have also embarrassed the Ahmadiyya. Given that this information has now been passed onto several important people, the cult needs to seriously re-consider its illegal approach. So, rather than dabble in the illegal, normally the preserve of cab drivers who claim benefits only to give a portion of that dirty money to the jama`at, they are reverting to type – expulsions, humiliation, boycotting, mental torture.

With the background established, it’s with great pleasure that I can tell you that we will be showing an exclusive interview with Sister Findings this weekend on this site. Ahmadiyya attempts to train their families to block this site due to the drip-drip departure of more and more of the cult members into the welcoming embrace of Islam will not succeed. This is not China where you can just turn bits of the web off. We have plans to circumvent your counter-measures, they are already in place. Every time you have tried to respond to us, we have outflanked you. Smearing, bullying and hacking hasn’t worked.

Before the interview is aired, we have this to say to you Mr. Masroor and Mr. Hayat:

1) Stop humiliating Ahmadis. Stop the cruel social boycott of families. Stop the evil jumu`ah announcements of excommunication.

2) Stop punishing Ahmadi girls for wanting to marry Muslims. Let them marry Muslims. The Qur’an allows them this right. Who are you to take it away? (I would encourage Ahmadi girls to leave Ahmadiyya and rejoin Islam.)

3) Stop demanding money from your members. Make it completely optional. Do not make your poor members write begging letters to reduce their 10% tax. There’s a recession. They’re poor enough already.

You are against human rights. We are more interested in the human rights of your members than you are. You are against law, seeking to circumvent both British law, and your own rules. We are for Islam and you are against it.

We look forward to bringing you the exclusive interview with Findings very soon. Watch this space. Ahmadis, leave the cult and join us in freedom. Islam is your birthright.

Are we Anti-Ahmadiyya?

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.

Lets discuss…

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!

Hacker Division of Ahmadiyya

Further developments – the Ahmadiyya Hacker units have tried to crack the admin password on thecult.info and failed.

Whilst the professional wolves in sheep’s clothing constantly bleat on to the press and MPs about alleged “hate”, they continue to perpetrate hate and crime against those who expose their cult-like nature.

It’s no wonder that many people are leaving that cult in droves, secretly and openly. I guess those chanda exposés really hurt them…

We’re on Google’s First Page!

I’m pleased to announce that http://thecult.info/blog is now on the first page of Google’s search results for “Ahmadiyya”. This is masha’Allah a great achievement. We are the first of the Ahmadiyya Awareness sites to be displayed after the “official” sites. I cannot describe just how sensational this is.

We know that the Ahmadiyya has been working very hard, with huge funds and volunteers at its disposal to drown out any kind of dissent or other opinions. Their efforts have failed, alhamdulillah.

Indeed, we now appear above many of the Ahmadiyya’s official sites, including their persecution site and their khuddam site. A big turnaround from a few months back I think you’ll agree. We’re not sure how long this will last, but it’s a healthy sign. No doubt the Ahmadiyya will continue to resort to dirty tricks, smears and “Chilling Effect” style tactics to stifle free speech about their organisation, which is just a money-grabbing cult run as a family business, promoting Islamophobia wherever they can be heard.

This fabulous result goes to show quite convincingly that the title of the site is absolutely not an impediment to visitors and that we’re proving very popular with curious Ahmadis. 

More and more Ahmadis are reverting to Islam, subhanAlah! I regularly hear good news. It’s very encouraging.

I sincerely hope the doubters will now get behind us and continue their good work in promoting the blog and forum far and wide, insha’Allah.


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Qadiani leader calls Ground Zero mosque an affront to “human decency”

Two weeks ago, the Assistant National Director of Interfaith Relations for the Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya came out in opposition to the proposed Islamic center in downtown Manhattan (“the Ground Zero mosque”). In a column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Qasim Rashid argues that the mosque is an affront to “human decency” and offends the memory of the 9/11 victims.

Ironically, this is the same argument that has been used by right wing extremists who have threatened violence against the mosque for similar reasons. He also claims, without citing any sources, that the Saudi government is funding the mosque; again, fomenting hysteria about Saudi plots to take over America is a common tactic of neo-conservative Islamophobes.

With New York being home to over 800,000 Muslims, the fear-mongering in response to the Ground Zero mosque at times borders on absurdity. This is how Clyde Haberman of the New York Times summed up the controversy: “The center, which could rise as many as 15 stories and has the blessing of local officials from the mayor on down, makes some people uneasy. The reasons are understandable, if not entirely admirable. Some opponents, mostly political conservatives, have exploited the discomfort with statements that are inflammatory or misleading, or both.”

Naseem Mahdi, one of the foremost Qadiani clerics in the United States, recently claimed that his group represented “one of the leading movements” aimed at “bringing Muslims out of the dark ages.” Again, the resemblance to radical neo-conservative dogma is striking. For it was none other than Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defense secretary under Pres. Bush, who said “We need an Islamic reformation” and then proceeded to lead the invasion of Iraq.

More to the point, such remarks lead one to question how the Qadiani leadership reconciles their laudable doctrine of “Love for all, Hatred for None” with their apparent support of intolerance and bigotry towards Muslims in America.

Coming Soon: Hard-hitting interview with A.K Shaikh

Sorry about the delay, but very soon, we’ll have for you a short, but hard-hitting interview with the man that the Ahmadiyya has tried and failed to silence. The man they daren’t debate live on a public forum because he knows how the machine works.

Coming very soon, 15 minutes with A.K. Shaikh on the Lahore atrocity.

Watch this space…

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