India: Masngalore Ahmadiyyas stage faith outreach effort to promote True Islam

Ahmadiyya, a reformist sect of Islam, was founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian in Punjab, India. Hazarat Ahmad, who claimed to be the promised reformer awaited by many religions in the latter days.

Ahmadiyya Muslim community’s Mangalore Chapter in Karnataka, India, organized a faith outreach event to propagate the peaceful message of Islam-Ahmadiyya in Udupi, a costal city, 65 kilometers from Mangalore, and in Manipal, a suburb within the city of Udupi.

On February 19, 2017, a team of ten volunteers, under the leadership of their local president, Muhammad Yusuf, were joined by vice president B.S. Abdurrahim; Ahmadiyya Imam, Molvi Asif Ahmad Khadim; and the youth leader, M. Abdus Salam from the Mangalore Mosque in the leafleting project. rabwah news1

The volunteers distributed more than 700 leaflets and pamphlets to the general public at the two locations.

madiyya, a reformist sect of Islam, was founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian in Punjab, India. Hazarat Ahmad, who claimed to be the promised reformer awaited by many religions in the latter days.

Ahmadiyya doctrine rejects violence in all forms and promotes a peaceful existence according to the laws of the land wherever people happen to live.

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With files form V. A. Rashied, Secretary Dawat-e-ilallah, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Mangalore

— India: Ahmadiyyas in Mangalore stage faith outreach effort to promote True Islam





India: Ahmadiyya Muslims Give Support to UCC While Promoting 122nd Annual Convention in Qadian

India: Ahmadiyya Muslims Give Support to UCC While Promoting 122nd Annual Convention in Qadian

 

The objective of this jalsa or the congregation is to present the peaceful teachings of Islam. Likewise to call people towards their creator, to develop love and affection and promoting brotherhood are among the noble objectives.

As the Uniform Civil Code faces opposition from AIMPLB, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community on the other hand supports it

As the Uniform Civil Code faces opposition from AIMPLB, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community on the other hand supports it

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has declared support to Uniform Civil Code (UCC), saying the loyalty to the nation is also an important constituent of the faith.

Opposing the rigid stand of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and other Muslim groups, leaders of the community on Tuesday said the Islamic Sharia (laws) were liberal enough to accommodate solutions to the evolving problems.

The Chief Secretary of Ahmadiyya sect Shiraz Ahmed said there was no sanction to triple talaq in one go. “We recognise that Islamic law can be interpreted as per requirements. We must bring real Islamic teachings to the knowledge of government and public, where it is mentioned that granting divorce to a women must have gaps, to allow reconciliation and rapprochement,” he said.

The community is organising 12th annual congregation on December 26-28 in the Qadian city, where participants from 50 countries are expected to arrive, including a large delegation from Pakistan. Last year, around 5,000 people from Pakistan had attended the event but this year their confirmation is yet to received, said Tariq Ahmad Ahmadiyya, spokesperson of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jaamat India.

“Generally their confirmation is received late as border clearance issues are to be managed. But those coming by flights will definitely participate despite the tension between the two countries,” he said.

The event will be marked by a world religions session in which people from different faiths will suggest solutions to the problems faced by world, Shiraz added. On the last day, a televised address will be given by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, worldwide head of the community based in London. “The message of love and loyalty towards ones nation will also be emphasised during the discussions at the event,” Shiraz said.

The objective of this jalsa or the congregation is to present the peaceful teachings of Islam. Likewise to call people towards their creator, to develop love and affection and promoting brotherhood are among the noble objectives, said the organisers.

Rejecting that there was any political motive or an attempt to confuse Muslims, organisers said the gathering had no other motive, but spiritual where people from all over the world will participate. The community spans over 209 countries.

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India: Ahmadiyyas to preach peaceful teachings of Islam at 3-Day Yearly Spiritual Convention in Punjab

India: Ahmadiyyas to preach peaceful teachings of Islam at 3-Day Yearly Spiritual Convention in Punjab

The first annual convention of the community took place in Qadian in 1891 and has been taking place here since, barring a couple of years during the country’s partition.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community announced it will hold its three-day yearly convention in Punjab on Tuesday and extended an invitation to all countrymen to visit the spiritual gathering.

The 122nd Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) will be held in Qadian in Gurdaspur district, from December 26-28. It will be addressed by the community’s fifth and current caliph, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, from Britain through livecast.

“The objective of this Jalsa is to present pure, pristine and peaceful teachings of Islam. Likewise to call people towards their creator, to develop love, affection and compassion among the creations of God, and promote brotherhood, are also its objectives,” a statement issued by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat International (India) said.

At the convention, religious leaders of the community from around the country will address people on the tenets of Islam and its power to promote peace and harmony in the world.

A separate gathering of women will also be convened there, where they will discuss their issues and present an agenda to work on during the next year.

Ahmadi is a sect of Islam which is widely perceived to be different from the mainstream form of the religion as they believe that the advent of a messiah, as promised by the Prophet Muhammad, has already happened.

They believe, unlike the mainstream believers of Islam, that the messiah was incarnated in 1835 in the form of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

In 1889, Ahmad proclaimed himself the awaited messiah, and was widely subscribed to be so by Muslims from around the world. The followers of Ahmad thus came to be called ‘Ahmadis’ or ‘Ahmadiyyas’.

The first annual convention of the community took place in Qadian in 1891 and has been taking place here since, barring a couple of years during the country’s partition.

“We are completely same as the other mainstream followers of Islam but for our belief in the advent of a messiah, which they believe is yet to take place,” Shiraz Ahmad, Additional Chief Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, told IANS.

“We have been persecuted in Pakistan for this reason and yet we have never resorted to violence, nor formed any militant body,” he added.

The Ahmadi community was proclaimed ‘non-Islamic’ in Pakistan in 1974 during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s Prime Ministership. Later, punitive measures were also imposed upon the community, which barred its members from offering namaaz and calling their place of worship ‘masjid’ (mosque). Instead, they were asked to call it ‘ibaadatgaah’.

“We are discriminated amongst Muslims in India as well. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) doesn’t have a single representation in it from Ahmadi sect, because even they don’t consider us Islamic,” the Ahmadiyya spokesperson told IANS.

“There are about 1.25 -1.50 lakh Ahmadis in India and we all profess our loyalty to India,” he added.

(IANS)

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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.

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India: Qadian Derwaish Sheikh Abdul Qadeer passed away

India: Qadian Derwaish Sheikh Abdul Qadeer passed away

The 313 devotees who settled in Qadian to serve and protect the birthplace of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, came to be known as Derwaishan-e-Qadian. 

Mr. Sheikh Abdul Qadeer Derwaish Qadian passed away here in Qadian. He was about 88 years old.

Sheiks Abdul Qadeer was among the 313 ‘Derwaishan-e-Qadian’ who came to Qadian at the call of the former spiritual head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ud Din Mehmood Ahmad, for the protections of the holy sites of Qadian at the time of the Indo-Pak partition.

The 313 devotees who settled in Qadian to serve and protect the birthplace of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, came to be known as Derwaishan-e-Qadian.

Sheikh Abdul Qadeer dedicated his whole life for the service of Islam-Ahmadiyyat. A very simple person, Sheikh Abdul Qadeer, served in the various departments of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya Qadian.

Sheikh Abdul Qadeer is survived by his widower, three daughters and one son. His one daughter is married in Pakistan and two daughters are living in Canada. His son, Nasir Waheed, also serves the Ahmadiyya community in Qadian.

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Qadian, India: District Administration holds meeting to prepare for 125th Jalsa Salana

Qadian, India: District Administration holds meeting to prepare for 125th Jalsa Salana

Deputy Commissioner Sabharwal issued orders to the various departments regarding their responsibilities and duties for the welfare of the Jalsa Salana participants.

The Gurdaspur District Administration held a meeting here in Qadian today with the local district officials to start preparation for the annual international event that attracts attendees from around the world to Qadian.

The meeting was held at Ahmadiyya Headquarter under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner (D.C.) Pardip Sabharwal.

This year, the three days 125th International Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention), to be held at Ahmadiyya Grounds near Nangal Baghbana, will commence from December 26th.

D.C. Sabharwal issued orders to the various departments regarding their responsibilities and duties for the welfare of the Jalsa Salana participants.

From the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mohammad Nasim Khan, Secretary General Affairs, Shoib Ahmad, Officer Jalsa Salana, and Chaudhry Abdul Wasay participated in the meeting.

Jathedar Sewa Singh Sekhwan, MLA and Education minister of Punjab, was also present there.

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– Qadian, India: District Administration holds meeting regarding 125th Jalsa Salana Preparations

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India: Train disaster toll rises to 142, more dead feared

India: Train disaster toll rises to 142, more dead feared

“The actual toll will still be higher and it would be a difficult task to identify all the persons, particularly those whose bodies are very badly damaged.”

The death toll from India’s rail disaster rose to 142 on Monday after workers toiled through the night removing victims from the wreckage, with grim warnings that more bodies were trapped inside.

There was little hope of finding survivors among the mangled remains of 14 carriages, which came off the tracks in northern India on Sunday in a rural district of Uttar Pradesh state.

“The actual toll will still be higher and it would be a difficult task to identify all the persons, particularly those whose bodies are very badly damaged,” a senior local government official told AFP.

“We do not have an exact figure for the injured as of now. Rescue work is still going on,” district police chief Zaki Ahmad told AFP as workers cleared the most severely damaged carriages.

More than 2,000 people are believed to have been on the train, though many were travelling without reserved seats – or without tickets at all – making a precise estimate impossible.

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Nat Geo famed ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula to travel to India

Nat Geo famed ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula to travel to India

Days after a controversial departure from Pakistan, it emerged that National Geographic’s famous ‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula will be travelling to India for medical treatment.

Shaida Abdali, Afghanistan’s ambassador to India, said on Twitter, “The Iconic Afghan Sharbat Gula will soon be in India for medical treatment free of cost.”

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According to her lawyer, Gula, who’s in her 40s, suffers from Hepatitis C. She is now scheduled to travel to Bangalore to receive treatment, according to Afghan news agency Khaama Press.

Sharbat Gula was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Oct 26 from her house in Peshawar’s Nauthia area for alleged forgery of a Pakistani Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC).

A day after her arrest, the United Nations High Commissioner distanced itself from Sharbat Gula, claiming that she was not a registered refugee.

She pleaded guilty to all charges against her and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a fine of Rs110,000 by a special anti-corruption and immigration court. Following the sentence, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government offered to stop her deportation from the country but she refused to stay in Pakistan.

The Afghan president last week personally welcomed her upon her arrival in Afghanistan, offering her a furnished apartment after she was deported by Pakistan.

“The woman who stands next to me became an iconic figure representing Afghan deprivation, Afghan hope and Afghan aspirations,” Ghani said. “All of us are inspired by her courage and determination.”

‘Mona Lisa of the Afghan war’
Sharbat Bibi became famously known as the ‘Afghan Girl’ when National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry captured her photograph at the Nasir Bagh refugee camp situated on the edge of Peshawar in 1984.

She was for years an unnamed celebrity after the image of her as a teenage Afghan refugee was featured on the magazine’s cover in June 1985, her striking green eyes peering out from a headscarf with a mixture of ferocity and pain.

That photo has been likened to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Her image became a symbol of Afghanistan’s suffering during the 1980s Soviet occupation and US-backed mujahideen insurgency against it.

She remained anonymous for years after her first photo made her an icon around the world. In 2001, National Geographic sent McCurry back to find the girl in the photo.

After Sharbat’s family granted her permission to meet with the man who photographed her 17 years ago, McCurry knew immediately, even after so many years, that he had found her again.

“Her eyes are as haunting now as they were then,” he had said.

National Geographic made a short documentary about her life and dubbed her the ‘Mona Lisa of Afghan war’.

source The Express Tribune news





India must compensate Pakistan if doesn’t want to play, says Najam Sethi

India must compensate Pakistan if doesn’t want to play, says Najam Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi on Tuesday revealed that Pakistan had demanded monetary compensation from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) for damages after India’s refusal to play the scheduled series.

“We have mentioned it clearly to BCCI and ICC in recent meeting that either India should play cricket with Pakistan or compensate us for damages,” said Najam Sethi while talking to media after meeting of PCB Governing Board.

Sethi further revealed that PCB Governing Board gave approval to make Pakistan Super League (PSL) a private limited company.

“PSL will be a part of PCB and will be a partner in profit,” said Najam Sethi.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur had already requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to not place India and Pakistan in the same group during upcoming international events.

“Keeping in mind that the [Indian] government has adopted a new strategy to isolate Pakistan and in view of the public sentiment in the country, we request ICC not to put India and Pakistan in the same pool of the multi-nation tournaments,” the BCCI president had said.

Cricketing ties between India and Pakistan are currently stalled, given the political tensions between the neighbours.

The men’s teams have not played a bilateral series against each other since December-January 2012-13, when Pakistan visited India, but have met in various multi-team tournaments since then, including the World Cup, World T20, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup.

Pakistan Women are set to tour New Zealand for three ODIs in Nelson from November 13 to 17, counting towards the championship. It is understood the PCB wanted to play the India series ahead of this tour.

India and Pakistan’s women’s teams are also scheduled to play the Asia Cup in Thailand between November 25 and December 5.

The Dawn News source