Ahmadis excluded from Pakistan’s Minorities Commission.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday backtracked on his decision to include Ahmadis in the National Commission for Minorities.

During a cabinet meeting with his top minister, PM Khan approved a memo submitted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony urging the cabinet to exclude Ahmadis due to the “religious and historical sensitivity of the issue.”

The same cabinet on April 29th had ordered the Ministry of Religious Affairs to include the Ahmadis, saying that:

“The Ahmadi community, being a minority in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan, should also be represented in the Commission.”

The decision to give representation to Ahmadis triggered a nationwide backlash against the government. To quell the backlash the Ministry proposed that the cabinet drop its prior decision to include Ahmadis, stating that:

“So far decision at 1(c) is concerned, Ministry proposes that representative of Ahmadi community must not be included in the NCM, given the religious and historical sensitivity of the issue”

The Ahmadis who claim to be Muslim were declared “non-Muslim” in 1974 and have since been severely persecuted for their religious beliefs.

UAE Embassy praises Ahmadis for New Year’s cleanup.

UAE Embassy praises Ahmadis for New Year’s cleanup.
The UAE Embassy UK has praised Ahmadi volunteers for cleaning up British streets after New Year’s Eve celebrations.

More than 1,000 young Ahmadi Muslims across Britain took part in the annual new year day clean up, which was organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

Tagging the twitter account of Ahmadiyya Community, the UAE Embassy UK said:

Great example of community spirit here @alislam

The statement was accompanied by a tweet from Jaber Al Lamki, Executive Director of UAE’s National Media Council, who said:

Ahmadis call out BJP MP Rakesh Sinha for his ‘enemies of India’ comment.

India’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has condemned the remarks made by BJP MP Rakesh Sinha after he accused them of being “enemies of India”.

During a political debate on India TV which aired on December 22nd, member of Rajya Sabha, Rakesh Sinha said that:

“Ahmadis have deep links with terrorism against India, they are enemies of India and there is no way we can give space to Ahmadis in India”

The Ahmadiyya Community in India condemned the remarks in “strongest terms”, spokesperson for the community K Tarique Ahmad said that:

Remarks made by MP Sinha are untrue and false, the community condemns the remarks in the strongest terms and demands that MP Sinha withdraw his statement.

Ahmadis call out BJP MP Rakesh Sinha for his ‘enemies of India’ comment

Ahmadis call out BJP MP Rakesh Sinha for his ‘enemies of India’ comment

Tarique added that:

Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a peace-loving community, Our Motto is LOVE FOR ALL, HATRED FOR NONE. Each and every member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community India is loyal to his/her country, who consider love for one’s country to be part of faith and is always ready to offer services for the prosperity of the country. Ahmadis have also rendered selfless services in the flood-affected areas in India last year. The community always raises its voice against extremism at every stage. The history of this Community is evident to the fact that since 130 years of its establishment it has strived hard to establish Peace in the country and the world. So it is completely unjust and unlawful to connect this peaceful Ahmadiyya community with terrorism, which shows the ignorance of the statement holder.

New Zealand: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns Trump’s Refugee Ban

 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns Trump’s Refugee Ban

“We are deeply troubled by the policies being announced by the new US administration. At a time when many of the world’s nations are ravaged by war, famine, and religious intolerance, the last thing we needed was more divisive measures”

We stand together with anyone who faces persecution in any form.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community strongly condemns the ban announced by US President Donald Trump on travel of residents of the seven Muslim countries, as well as the strict restrictions place on refugee movement into and through the US. The community strongly believes that such restrictions are a violation of the basic human rights, and affect in some cases the most vulnerable of people who are seeking refuge from injustice, violence, and persecution.

“We are deeply troubled by the policies being announced by the new US administration. At a time when many of the world’s nations are ravaged by war, famine, and religious intolerance, the last thing we needed was more divisive measures” says Mr Bashir Khan, the President of AMJNZ.

“The powerful western nations are looked upon as the leaders of the free world, providing guidance and leadership to the weak and oppressed. If at a time like this, they start talking of barriers and walls, then what hope is there for the rest of us? We stand together with anyone who faces persecution in any form. And while we recognize and appreciate the need to stop terrorist movements, such measures can only be counter productive and serve as propaganda tools in the hands of religious fanatics” said Mr. Khan.

The community leader urges the New Zealand government to take a stand against such measures, condemning these as a violation of human rights.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) in Punjab, India, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans over 206 countries with

membership exceeding tens of millions. Its motto of ‘Love for all and hatred for none’ is evidenced through the peaceful actions of its millions of followers. The New Zealand branch of this community was established in 1987 and has now expanded to over 500 members. It is a registered charitable organisation and endeavors to be an active and integrated community within New Zealand society.





Perspective: The Teenagers of Today’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community | Aalia Qureshi

Perspective: The Teenagers of Today’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community | Aalia Qureshi

The finest example of a faultless community can be simply recognized by studying the ways of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community whose motto is ‘love for all, hatred for none’ – the ideal model for a faultless way of life, if one does indeed exist.
How do you empower the youngest generation of today then to endow them with the comforts of a non-judgmental, close-knit community?  In a world like today’s, where we crumble under the pressure of incoming exams as well as maintaining a functioning social circle, the Ahmadi ladies of Sutton thrive and illuminate us upon their journeys of endurance through these challenges.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an international Islamic movement with their headquarters based in the London mosque of Baitul Futuh – the largest mosque in Britain.

One member informs me of the community’s endearing ‘strength and kindness’ as well as how confidence is instilled in each member through the sheer ‘positivity and kindness radiating through it’.  She goes on to say ,‘our Lajna (female Ahmadi in Urdu) community has always been out there doing amazing charitable events’ that frequently go underappreciated such as members ‘who visit the elderly and sick in care homes regularly, who give gifts to the less fortunate, who host regular coffee mornings for non-Ahmadis and much more.’

Another describes how the community ‘explain in depth what we are expected to just know as teenagers’ and ‘empower us morally to be the better person’ while illuminating us upon how this opportunity has resulted in ‘hundreds of opportunities to help develop my life skills … and gives you the motivation to want to better yourself in every way.’

With the increased pressure of the new GCSE system in our lives as well superfluous appearance expectations to live up to, it isn’t difficult to appreciate exactly why the depression, suicide and self-harm rates of teenagers in London are rapidly escalating.  A community minus judgment and expectations is precisely what is required for the well-being of today’s adolescents, whereupon they can be themselves without the ever-present fear of being mocked by others and have distinctive, clear goals for the future.

The finest example of a faultless community can be simply recognized by studying the ways of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community whose motto is ‘love for all, hatred for none’ – the ideal model for a faultless way of life, if one does indeed exist.

Aalia Qureshi
Nonsuch High School For Girls

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Canada: Mayor of Mississauga welcomes Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to Canada

Canada: Mayor of Mississauga welcomes Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to Canada

During the meeting the Mayor welcomed His Holiness to Canada and spoke of her admiration at the way Ahmadi Muslims had successfully integrated into Canada

Mayor Bonnie Crombie praises integration of Ahmadi Muslims during meeting at Baitul Islam Mosque

On 24 October 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was visited by Bonnie Crombie, the Mayor of Mississauga at the Baitul Islam Mosque in Peace Village, Canada.

During the meeting the Mayor welcomed His Holiness to Canada and spoke of her admiration at the way Ahmadi Muslims had successfully integrated into Canada. She also thanked His Holiness for the continued charitable endeavours of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada, including providing large contributions to local food banks in Mississauga.

Upon learning that youth unemployment levels in Mississauga were significant, His Holiness said that schemes should be developed to provide jobs and skills to young members of society.

 

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