Misbah raises Rs300,000 for fan’s medical treatment

Misbah raises Rs300,000 for fan’s medical treatment

KARACHI: Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq raised Rs300,000 for a fan’s medical treatment in Lahore.

Rohaan, 16, requires the treatment to correct a hole in his heart. The 42-year-old started a campaign to raise funds, to enable him to undergo the surgery.

Misbah to return home from New Zealand mid-series

Misbah donated major chunk of the money himself as he handed the funds to Rohaan, whom previously met him during the 2015 World Cup.

However, the Test captain was unable to meet Rohaan this time as he was bound to leave for Australia.

Misbah discusses 50 matches as Test captain

Misbah first heard of the teen through his mentor Tahir Shah, who resides in the same locality as Rohaan.

source The Express Tribune news

Ton-up Warner helps Australia reclaim Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

Ton-up Warner helps Australia reclaim Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

CANBERRA: Opener David Warner slammed his sixth ODI century of the year to lead Australia to a crushing 116-run victory to reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series off New Zealand in Canberra on Tuesday.

Warner smashed 119 off 115 balls to propel the Australians to an imposing 378 for five after being sent into bat and then bowled out the Black Caps for 262 off 47.2 overs at the bat-friendly Manuka Oval.

New Zealand had to win in Canberra to keep alive their hopes of retaining the trophy after losing by 68 runs in the opening game in Sydney on Sunday.

Warner led the way in Australia’s third-highest ODI total and was supported by skipper Steve Smith’s 72 off 76 balls and Travis Head’s 57 from 32 balls, while Mitchell Marsh bludgeoned seven sixes in a unbeaten 76 off just 40 balls.

The Black Caps had a go at Australia’s hefty total and were 177 for three when Jimmy Neesham fell in the 31st over for 74 and ended a 125-run stand with skipper Kane Williamson.

Williamson was dismissed nine overs later for 81 off 80 balls with five fours and two sixes and with him went New Zealand’s remote chance of reeling in the Australian target.

Williamson’s gamble to send the Australians into bat back-fired spectacularly when the home side feasted on a perfect batting wicket.

The pugnacious Warner set the tone with his 10th ODI century off 101 balls to continue his outstanding form with the white ball.

It was his third century in his last five ODI innings and his first against New Zealand.

Only three other Australian batsmen have scored more hundreds in ODIs — Ricky Ponting (30), Mark Waugh (18) and Adam Gilchrist (16).

Warner was out to a low catch from Williamson at cover off medium-pacer Colin de Grandhomme in the 37th over, ending a 145-run partnership with Smith.

Smith followed up his career highest ODI score of 164 in Sydney with 72.

The Australian skipper, who was struck a painful blow in the groin by a de Grandhomme delivery on 56, sliced to Mitchell Santner at deep point when he was on top of the New Zealand bowlers.

Head hit his second half-century of the series before he was caught off Tim Southee.

Marsh provided some late fireworks with some prodigious hitting including three consecutive sixes off Matt Henry in his lusty cameo.

The Black Caps lost both openers by the ninth over with Tom Latham caught and bowled by Josh Hazlewood for four and Martin Guptill caught behind off Pat Cummins for 45.

Neesham looked in good touch with 74 off 83 balls before he was caught in the deep by Mitchell Starc off Josh Hazlewood in the 31st over.

James Faulkner got Colin Munro to hole out on 11 to long-on where Marsh took a safe catch and Starc had Colin de Grandhomme caught behind for 12.

Williamson was deceived by a Cummins slower ball and found Warner in the covers to leave the Black Caps 232 for six.

Wickets tumbled among the Black Caps lower order with Cummins finishing with four wickets for 41 as Australia cruised to victory ahead of Friday’s third and final ODI of the series in Melbourne.

source The Express Tribune news

Chinese commander meets Gen Qamar

Chinese commander meets Gen Qamar

RAWALPINDI: Chinese Commander of the Peoples Liberation Army, Western Theatre General Zhao Zongqi Commaon met the Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The Chinese general met the Army chief at the General Headquarters and congratulated him on assuming the command of Pakistan Army.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting matters related to regional security and professional interest were discussed. The visiting general lauded Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability. Gen Qamar reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s unwavering support for China Pakistan Economic Corridor’s security.

COAS confirms death sentences of four terrorists, including Karachi airport attackers

Earlier, on arrival at the GHQ a smartly turned out contingent of the army presented a guard of honour to the Chinese general. The Chinese General also laid a wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 6th, 2016.

India: Derwaish Umar Din Khan of Qadian passes away in California, USA

India: Derwaish Umar Din Khan of Qadian passes away in California, USA

Derwaish Din setteled in Qadian as a teenage volunteer nearly seven decades ago at the call of the then spiritual head, Khalifa, of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Bashsir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad

‘A special group of elders of the community, they were affectionately called Darw.aish, a tile that signified their sense of selflessness.’

Qadian: Derwaish Umar Din Khan passed away this morning in Fresno, California, it has been reported. He was 96 years old.

His body will be taken to Qadian for burial per his will, it is announced by the family

Derwaish Din setteled in Qadian as a teenage volunteer nearly seven decades ago at the call of the then spiritual head, Khalifa, of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Bashsir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, for the protections of Ahmadi families and the holy places of the community.

the leadership and a majority of the members of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at Qadian migrated to Pakistan at the time of Indo-Pak partition in 1947, the volunteers who stayed back at the directions of their spiritual leader – 313 in number – came to be revered as a special group of elders of the community and Hazrat Ahmad affectionately called them Darwaish, a tile that signified their sense of selflessness.

Umer Din Khan Derwaish served the community for a long time in Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, the Ahmadiyya administrative body, in Qadian.

He will be buried in the special section devoted to ‘Derwaishan-e Qadian’ at Bahishti Maqbra in Qadian.

– India: Derwaish Umar Din Khan of Qadian passes away in California, USA

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Pakistan: QAU Physics Center renamed after Ahmadiyya Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam

Pakistan: QAU Physics Center renamed after Ahmadiyya Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam

 

Salam shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in the field of physics and become the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday honoured Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate scientist Dr Abdus Salam by renaming the Physics department of a leading university after him, risking a backlash from fundamentalists who consider the physicist a heretic.

“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been pleased to give in principle approval for the renaming of National Centre for Physics at Quaid-i-Azam University (Islamabad) as ‘Professor Abdus Salam Center for Physics'”, according to a statement.

It said Sharif has directed Ministry of Federal Education and Professional to put up formal summary for renaming of the center for approval of the President of Pakistan.

The PM has also been pleased to approve the grant of five (5) fellowships annually to Pakistani students for PhD in the field of Physics through Higher Education Commission in reputed international universities.

“The fellowship programme is named as Professor Abdus Salam Fellowship,” according to his office.

Sharif has taken this decision in recognition of the “great contributions of renowned Pakistani physicist Dr Mohammad Abdus Salam” who is a major figure in the 20th century theoretical physics.

Salam shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in the field of physics and become the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country.

“His remarkable achievement earned fame and prestige for the country which rightly deserves to be valued,” PMO said.

Unfortunately, the recognition came late as by the time Dr Salam was honoured by the Nobel committee, Ahmadis were declared non-Muslims as part of Islamisation in 1974.

In 1984, they were banned from calling themselves Muslim. They are banned from preaching and even from travelling to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage. Their publications are prohibited. Ahmadi mosques have been shut down.

Ahmedis were prosecuted by the fundamentalists and contribution of eminent people like Dr Salam was ignored.

Sharif’s decision may pitch him against the extremists who are still active to regularly attack the Ahmadiyya people.

In May 2010, suicide bombers killed 80 people at two mosques during Friday prayers.

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UK: Labour councillor resigns after being ‘bullied’ for supporting persecuted Ahmadi Muslim sect

UK: Labour councillor resigns after being ‘bullied’ for supporting persecuted Ahmadi Muslim sect

“We are deeply disturbed by the contents of the resignation statement of Councillor Sue White and the appalling treatment she has faced simply for supporting our local community work.”

 

Sue White said that Labour group had refused to back a motion expressing support for the sect.

A Labour councillor in Cardiff has resigned after allegedly being bullied for expressing support for a persecuted Muslim sect.

Sue White quit on Monday, after two years as councillor for Llandaff North in the Welsh capital. In a statement she said she had encountered “bullying” and “racial discrimination” in the party, which currently has a majority on the council.

“There is a culture of bullying in the Cardiff council Labour group which has been allowed to go unchecked for far too long,” she said in the statement.

“I myself have experienced it when I was the group secretary and, most recently, when I defended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA).”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community has faced decades of violent persecution by religious hardliners in Pakistan, which in recent months has spilled over into the UK.

In March, Ahmadi shopkeeper Asad Shah was murdered in Glasgow by a man who claimed he was defending the honour of the prophet Mohammed. IBTimes UK subsequently revealed that leaflets branding Ahmadi Muslims apostates, calling for them to be killed, had been distributed in London.

The community hosts regular anti-extremism events at its mosques throughout Britain under the slogan Love for All, Hatred for None, and was praised for its commitment to “peaceful dialogue” by Prime Minister Theresa May when she was home secretary.

Ms White said that she had become “extremely concerned at what I see as prejudice” against the group.

She said that she had warned by a colleague not to attend events hosted by the Ahmadi community in Cardiff, and an Eid dinner hosted by the group in County Hall. The colleague allegedly repeated the unfounded claim that the group was linked to Isis.

“I told the colleague that it was completely unacceptable to make allegations of that nature and attended the event.”

She said that she believed other councillors had been deterred from attending the event as a result of the smear.

Work of AMA praised by police chief as ‘best practice’ at peace conference, Cardiff County Hall. Excellent event.
— Sue White (@SueWhite2014) November 26, 2016

“I met forceful opposition when I proposed a group motion merely stating that I had sought police advice and there was no valid reason for councillors not attending events such as the Eid dinner,” she added.

“To put it mildly, I was sickened to the pit of my stomach that I encountered such heated resistance to my motion and that not one fellow member at the meeting supported my defence of a group which has been cruelly persecuted in other parts of the world.

“The motion was not passed. I feel that the treatment I received that night constituted bullying.”

In a statement, Mr Ata ur Rehman Maaz, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Cardiff, said: “We are deeply disturbed by the contents of the resignation statement of Councillor Sue White and the appalling treatment she has faced simply for supporting our local community work.

“We are shocked that she has encountered prejudice, bullying and bigotry simply for attending our peace events and Eid reception.

“Furthermore, we are horrified by the false accusations against our community being a dangerous organisation or having any links with extremism. Nothing could be further from the truth and in fact just last week we held successful Peace Conference on the theme of United Against Extremism – part of our nationwide campaign to condemn all forms of hate and extremism.”

A spokeswoman for Cardiff Labour Party denied that the party had refused to defend the Ahmadiyya.

“In regards to the meeting, Ms White’s concerns were listened to and, as a result, the council’s approach to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association was amended. The position of the group was changed to accommodate the views of Sue White and others that spoke in favour of the AMA at that meeting,” she said.

“The Lord Mayor, just this weekend, attended The Interfaith Peace Symposium event organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association.”

“We take all allegations of bullying seriously, and will work with Welsh Labour to look at the detail of Ms White’s statement.”

IBTimes UK has contacted Ms White for comment.

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Pakistan: Punjab lawmakers assured Ahmadis will not teach Islamic Studies

Pakistan: Punjab lawmakers assured Ahmadis will not teach Islamic Studies

PTI leader Mehmoodur Rasheed stood up and said the government must give assurances that no Ahmadi would teach Islamiat or Arabic. Julius assured that only Muslims taught Arabic and Islamiat.

 

The assurance was given by Parliamentary Secretary for School Education Joice Rufan Julius after PTI parliamentary leader Mehmoodur Rasheed got up from the proceedings and left the house in protest.

Up till that point, proceedings were running smoothly on Wednesday after they were unable to continue for three days due to the lack of a quorum. Julius was answering questions concerning the education department. That was when Jamaat-e-Islami parliamentary leader Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar stood up and pointed out that there was no legal provision to stop Ahmadis from being appointed as teachers for Arabic or Islamic Studies.

At this point, Julius said there was a 5% job quota specified for religious minorities and 3% for people with disabilities. She added minority candidates can apply on open merit.

The parliamentary secretary stated seasoned individuals were teaching the Holy Quran to students. “Even Christians are also studying Islamic studies,” she said. Julius highlighted that her own daughter, being a Christian, secured 70 out of 75 marks in Islamic Studies.

Not satisfied with her answer, Dr Waseem said he understood that Quranic and Hadith education was necessary at schools, but questioned the lack of legislation to stop Ahmadis from teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies. He also expressed his intentions of boycotting house proceedings and urged others to follow him.

PTI leader Mehmoodur Rasheed stood up and said the government must give assurances that no Ahmadi would teach Islamiat or Arabic. Julius assured that only Muslims taught Arabic and Islamiat.

Rasheed pointed out that no clear answer was being given to the house. Meanwhile, speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal announced an end to the question-answer hour.

Arif Abbasi, another opposition member, told the speaker that this important matter could not be “bulldozed”. He announced a boycott of proceedings and left the hall.

Iqbal sent ministers Khawaja Salman Rafique and Shekh Alaudin to convince the protesting members to come back to the house.

PML-N MPA Ilyas Chinioti suggested that the matter be referred to the parliamentary committee for legislation to stop the induction of Ahmadis as Islamiat and Arabic teachers.

Julius again assured the treasury and opposition that the education department would issue a notification to ensure that no Ahmadi would be hired to teach these subjects.

During the question hour, MPA Amjad Ali, while rejecting an answer of the government, said various teachers showed increased admissions at schools by admitting ghost students and paying fee from their pockets to get rewards.

The house also approved three bills. They were the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2016, Punjab Local Government (Six Amendment) Bill 2016, and Forman Christian College Lahore Bill 2016. The opposition submitted their amendments to these bills, but they were dismissed.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2016.

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Canada: Ahmadiyya Baitul Amman Mosque hosts open house

Canada: Ahmadiyya Baitul Amman Mosque hosts open house

 

“At the end of the day we are all human beings, this is a great way to learn about another religion and some members of the community.”

After the visitation of his Holiness Hazrat Mizra Masroor Ahmad to Lloydminster earlier this month, a peak in interest as per what the Islamic faith is all about was raised by those in the community.

Through this, a number of community members reached out to Imman Tariq Azeem with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, seeking a desire to learn more about the Mosque and the true teachings of the Islamic faith, sparking the community to host a Mosque Open House.

“When his Holiness was here, he himself said it,” Azeem said. “Mosques are open for everyone, everyone should feel welcome in Mosques,” he added, explaining how at times people may fear Mosques due to the actions of extremists all over the globe.

“Mosques should be beacons of peace, love and tolerance,” Azeem said.

He explained how people from as far away as Wainwright showed up to be a part of the event, in an effort to learn about the culture and faith.

One local community member Krista Holden visited the Mosque with her son and husband to learn more about the faith and their other community members.

“Our family does not know much about the Muslim faith but saw it as a great opportunity to come and learn.”

She explained how the reception at the Mosque was wonderful and though she herself had not heard of any hatred towards the community, she indicated how fear can stem from a lack of understanding.

“I think this is a wonderful opportunity for people to come and learn and understand each other,” Holden said.

“At the end of the day we are all human beings, this is a great way to learn about another religion and some members of the community.”

Azeem added how everyone who ventured into the Mosque were very happy for the religious sect to have their worldwide faith leader visit the Border City and open the new Mosque.

“It was a very good session overall.”

There are plans to host other open house in the future, but at the same time, Azeem explained how, as his Holiness pointed out, Mosques are always open to anyone.

“If anyone who was not able to make the tour, they can drop by anytime or give us a call, and we will be more than happy to provide a tour of the Mosque.”

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Canada: Montreal Ahmadiyya Muslim Women host ‘Ladies Only’ Annual Peace Conference

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of Montreal welcomes the Montreal community through its 8th edition of its annual peace conference.

Focusing on the theme, ‘Peace in the World – Our Contribution’, the event aims to showcase the role of women and their dedication to achieving peace in the world through their services to humanity.

This event is designed by women, for women only. There will also be opportunities to visit kiosks from various peace organizations and to engage with the speakers of those various organizations.
Name of the event: Ahmadiyya Muslim Association presents, Annual Peace Conference
Date: Sunday December 4th, 2016
Time: Registrations begin at 1:30PM and the main event will be between 2:00PM and 3:30PM. Free meetings with other women and visits to the kiosks are scheduled from 3:30PM.
Address of the event: Ahmadiyya Islamic Center Of Montreal – 9899 Saint Michel Boulevard, Montreal, QC H1H 5G7
A free drop-in day care service and snacks are offered to our guests. Parking is also available free of charge.
Name of the organization hosting the event & contact information:
Name:Sarah Cherki
Email:Sarah.cherki@gmail.com
Telephone: 418-262-2904

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