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Ahmadiyyas Quran Exhibition Cut Short By Protests.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:52 pm

Ahmadiyyas’ Quran exhibition cut short by protests, Bukhari detained

The three-day Quran exhibition put up by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat-Delhi at the Constitution Club was cut short on Saturday, the second day of exhibition, after protests by Muslims.

The exhibition showcased the Holy Quran in 53 languages, translated by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.

The exhibition faced stiff opposition from all Muslims groups in Delhi, including members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. On Friday, Kamaal Farooqui, a member of the Board, had camped outside the venue “educating people walking out of the exhibition that Ahmadiyya are not Muslims, and that they have no right to meddle with Quran”.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:34 pm

Ahmadiyyas find solace, shelter in founder’s Gurdaspur village

They are, perhaps, Pakistan’s most persecuted community. Forget claiming to be Muslim or describing their place of worship as a mosque, even the greeting “assalamu alaikum” (peace be upon you) could land Ahmadiyyas in jail for three years there.

So much so, renowned nuclear physicist, the late Abdus Salam, never got his due in Pakistan despite winning the Nobel — because of the Ahmadiyya tag.

And so, over the last three days, as 6,000 Ahmadiyyas from the estimated 20 lakh in Pakistan made a pilgrimage to Qadian in Gurdaspur, where the sect’s founder Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was born and lies buried, the mood was summed up by a retired engineer from Lahore.

“When we come here, we forget the difficulties we face back home,” said Mubarak Ahmed.

Ahmed was part of the nearly 20,000 Ahmadiyyas from 44 countries, including Jordan, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US, who gathered here for the three-day Jalsa Salana, an annual conference. The community is estimated to have over 170 million followers worldwide, with at least 100,000 in India.

In 1889, Ghulam Ahmad had proclaimed himself to be the messiah that Prophet Mohammed had promised would arrive as a reformer. It’s mainly for this claim that mainstream Islam does not recognise Ahmadiyyas as Muslims. Yet, Pakistan is the only country that has criminalised Ahmadiyya links to Islam, referring to them only as the “Qadiani group”.

Since Saturday, though, Qadian has been a beehive of activity with community-run guest houses and community kitchens, fashioned on the gurdwara langar model and equipped with special roti-makers from Libya, working overtime for the conference.

On Monday, the visitors assembled for the address of the UK-based community leader of Pakistani origin, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, whose speech in Urdu was telecast live from London by MTA, the Ahmadiyya channel.

With simultaneous translations in several Indian languages, apart from English, Indonesian, Arabic and Russian, Masroor Ahmad spoke about how the community was gaining new followers, especially in West African countries such as Mali where jihadists have been gaining ground.

“Everywhere, despite strenuous efforts to keep people away from us, more and more people are realising the truth,” he said.

Referring to the recent killings of Ahmadiyyas in Bangladesh, he asked the community not to let its guard down “even for a moment”.

In other speeches made over the last three days, the common theme was: be law-abiding citizens, be loyal to the nation that offers shelter, shun extremism and militancy.

On Sunday, Maulana Giani Tanveer Ahmed Khadim Sahib, an Ahmadiyya preacher, answered this question: what if your nation persecutes you to a point that it becomes unbearable? “Leave the country and go to a place that allows you to follow your religion in peace”.

In keeping with practice, guest speakers from other communities were invited to speak, too.

Rakesh Sharma, an office-bearer of Amritsar’s Durgaini Temple Parbandhak Committee, could not hide his amazement at the gathering. “This is the first time that I am seeing this face of the Muslim community. It should be widely advertised,” said Sharma, before announcing that he would be happy to receive all delegates at the temple.

Shiraz Ahmed, the community’s Secretary of Education, who moved to Qadian from Chennai 10 years ago, told The Indian Express: “Something like the Islamic State or any other terrorist group will be repulsive to the Ahmadiyya Muslim. They just won’t be attracted to that kind of ideology. Our focus from childhood is on education and setting targets for joining public service, such as IAS and IFS, the military or academia. Whatever knowledge we gain, we focus on serving the nation.”

For Shamim Ahmed from Karachi, this was his first trip to Qadian. “In Pakistan, people say things to provoke us, they use language that I cannot repeat. But I’ve told my wife not to be provoked. When we turn in for the night, we keep our faith in Allah that we will wake up alive,” he said.

Earlier this month, a shopping plaza in Lahore reportedly put up a notice banning Ahmadiyyas. When the police forced them to take it down, the shopkeepers protested.

Not surprisingly, security in Qadian is tight, with heavy police cover and personnel screening and frisking everyone entering the venue. Even the community graveyard in which the founder lies buried is protected by high, brown walls topped by razor wire.

Ahmed and other members of the Pakistani delegation say they came to know about the Friday meeting in Lahore between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif only through former state Congress chief and Qadian native Partap Singh Bajwa’s speech here.

“Did we ever think that Narendra Modi would go to Lahore? Modi and BJP have understood that we need to open the borders for the region to prosper. Our fight is not against each other, but against poverty,” said Bajwa.

“It’s a good thing because our community has always encouraged peace between India and Pakistan,” said Mohammed Afzal, a retired headmaster from Rawalpindi. And then, he repeated the Ahmadiyya motto: “Love all, hate none.”

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:22 pm

Pakistan honours Ahmadiyya Nobel laureate Abdus Salam, reversing years of neglect

Salam, the first Muslim to win the prize for science, was a member of the Ahmadi sect, which is considered heretical by law in Pakistan.

Pakistan plans to rename a university centre for physicist Abdus Salam, its first Nobel laureate, after more than 30 years of all but disowning his achievements, as a member of a minority sect barred from identifying itself as Muslim. Salam, the first Muslim to win the prize for science, was a member of the Ahmadi sect, which is considered heretical by law in Pakistan, denounced by Muslim leaders and targeted by violent extremists.

The office of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it had given approval for the National Centre for Physics at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, the capital, to be renamed after Salam. “The prime minister has directed the ministry of federal education to put up a formal summary for renaming the center, for approval of the president,” it said in a statement on Monday.

Salam shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for helping to pave the way to the discovery of the “God particle,” one of science’s greatest achievements in the last 100 years. However, under pressure from right-wing clerics and students, Salam was banned from lecturing at public universities during his lifetime, and even after winning the Nobel.

The Ahmadi minority holds that a prophet followed the Prophet Mohammed, who founded Islam. But that view runs counter to the Muslim religion’s central belief that Mohammad was the last of God’s messengers. Killing Ahmadis earns the assailant a place in heaven, say some clerics, who distribute leaflets carrying the home addresses of sect members. In 1974, a Pakistani law declared Ahmadis as non-Muslims and in 1984, a new law made it possible to jail Ahmadis for “posing as a Muslim” or “offending a Muslim’s feelings”.

Salam is buried in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, a major centre for Ahmadis, where his gravestone was defaced by local authorities who removed the word “Muslim” from an inscription that called him “the first Muslim Nobel laureate”.

“All his life, Professor Salam wanted to set up an institution for physics in Pakistan but no one let him,” Saleemuddin, the Ahmadi community’s Pakistan spokesman, told Reuters. “They didn’t honour him in his life but we are happy they have finally done so now, better late than never,” added Saleemuddin, who uses only one name. “Only when we begin to honour our true heroes will Pakistan be on the right track.”

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Unread post by dal-chaval-palidu » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:44 am

Better late than never ...

The man who started his Nobel prize speech with a verse from the Holy Quran ..

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/ ... peech.html

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The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it. In the Holy Book of Islam, Allah says

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"Thou seest not, in the creation of the All-merciful any imperfection, Return thy gaze, seest thou any fissure. Then Return thy gaze, again and again. Thy gaze, Comes back to thee dazzled, aweary."

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And I also remember this from an interview by an Indian magazine :
The interviewer asked him: What was the first thing that you did when you heard that you had received the Nobel prize?
Prof. Abdus Salam: I went to the mosque and said a prayer of thanks. [I presume that he is said 2 raakat Shukur namaz.]

The other Nobel laurates were also asked: Most of them said they opened a bottle of champaign and celebrated :D Nothing wrong with that, but it is sad that there are parts of the Muslim world that refuses to consider him as a Muslim.