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Attaqwa ISSN 0961-7191 Issue 58 - 1/1/1441 (31/8/2019)

 

ATTAQWA 58

 1/1/1441 {31-8-2019}

Ahmadiyya - A Concise Exposition

A Summary and Objectives

Ahmadiyya, also known  as Qadianiyya or Mirzaiyya, is a cult which claims that it is the “true Islam”, and was founded by its Qadiani prophet Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, on 23rd of March, 1889 in Punjab, India.

One of the primary objectives of the Ahmadies is to convince the Muslims and others of the truth of the claim of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, that he is “the Promised Messiah and Al-Mahdi” (both of which have been mentioned in some reports as appearing in the latter days). This cult declares Muslims and others who do not belong to it, as non-Muslims. Mirza Ghulam says, “Allah has revealed to me that anyone who does not follow you and does not enter into an allegiance with you is disobedient to Allah and deserving of hell.”, (Tadhkira page 342), and his son, who is entitled “the Promised Reformer” says, “All those Muslims who do not enter into an allegiance with the Promised Messiah, (Mirza Ghulam), whether they have heard his name or not, are infidels, outside the Circle of Islam” (Ayena-Sadaqat, page 35).

Ahmadies profess to love Islam and to defend it, and would proudly read “the writings of the Qadiani prophet” in praise of Islam and the Prophet (P.B.U.H.). They have no objective higher than gathering the Muslims under the banner of Mirza Ghulam of Qadian, the promised Messiah and Mahdi. It is noteworthy that all the members of this sect have descended from former Muslims, except for a very few, who were followers of other religions.

In short, Ahmadiyya is nothing but a belief in Mirza Ghulam, of Qadian, as a prophet who received revelations from Allah, and a Messiah and Mahdi. All this is propagated in the guise of Islam and the practices of prayers, fasting, haj, etc. all over the world, using various types of media.

For more information about Ahmadiyya and the claims of its founder, you can read the book  ‘Ahmadiyya believes and experiences’ and the previous issues of ‘Attaqwa’ published on this website www.attaqwa.info

 

Welcome to year 1441

Muslims all over the world welcome on Saturday 31/8/2019 a new Islamic Year.

The Islamic Year consists of 12 lunar months of 30 and 29 days alternately, (the time from one new moon to the next is 29.53 days) and of 354 days, 355 in a leap year. This results in the calendar rotating around the seasons in a 30 year cycle.

A day ends and a new one starts, according to this calendar, at sunset (not at midnight as is practised today.)

The new era of the Islamic calendar began on the day “Hijra” took place, (in 622 AD), where Muslims under the leadership of Muhammad PBUH, were able to establish a Muslim state and freely practice the religion of Islam and call others to join it.

We wish all our readers a Happy New Year

 

The Final Prophet and Messenger

The final prophet and messenger to mankind, Muhammad PBUH, has come with a complete religion and a perfect way of life for the human race to follow; Islam.

There are no more prophets or messengers after Muhammad PBUH, nor will there come any “Messiah” or “Mahdi”. All we need for our success and prosperity in this world and in the hereafter is to follow the Quran; the book of guidance given to us from our creator; Allah, through the final prophet Muhammad PBUH.

 

A call to all Muslims to unite behind one leader; the book of guidance

In the Quran (the book of guidance) Allah says:

وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلا تَفَرَّقُوا وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُمْ بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنْتُمْ عَلَى شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِنَ النَّارِ فَأَنْقَذَكُمْ مِنْهَا كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُون {آل عمران 103}.

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour upon you, for you were enemies against each other but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, so that you may be guided. {Al-Imran 103}

 

Attaqwa on its 30th year

On 1/6/1440 ‘Attaqwa’ started its 30th year in the service of Islam and its excellent teachings.

With this 58th issue, Attaqwa continues its duty to this great religion that Allah has chosen for mankind.

Attaqwa’s main objective remains the same; to spread the teachings of Islam and uncover false beliefs and misleading cults attributed to it.

Please Note: This 58th Issue of Attaqwa is published solely on our website www.attaqwa.info

 

ATTAQWA 57            1/1/1440 {11/9/2018}

      

More famous Ahmadis are leaving ‘Ahmadiyya’

On 12/7/2018 (28/10/1439) Ikrima Najami, a former Ahmadiyya official, announced that he left the
(Muslim Ahmadiyya community) after serving it for 10 years at their HQ working alongside their leader and other officials. For more details, please visit his page at;

https://www.facebook.com/ikrima.najami/posts/1836006546480334 

You can also visit this link to read his declaration and reasons of leaving Ahmadiyya;

https://www.facebook.com/ikrima.najami/posts/1836006546480334 

We wish him every success and support his efforts to unveil the falsehood of the Ahmadiyya movement to Ahmadies and others who should know the truth about Ahmadiyya and its founder.

 

ATTAQWA 56            1/1/1439 {21/9/2017}  

                                                               

‘Tolerance in Islam’ conference at SOAS University of London

 

The Muslim World League conference entitled ‘Tolerance in Islam’ concluded on 15th May 2017. The conference, which was held at SOAS University of London, involved influential leaders of the Muslim community in Europe, including scientists and advocates, and a number of Western politicians and thinkers from inside and outside the UK.

In the opening session, participants were welcomed by a speech from Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem, director for the Centre of Islamic Studies at SOAS University of London. Professor Abdel Haleem also stressed in his speech that the hosting of such conference in partnership with the Muslim World League comes to emphasise the tolerance of Islam and the Islamic values of mercy and justice. At the end of his speech he thanked the Muslim World League for holding this conference, hoping that it will raise the aspiration of Muslim communities in general and the Muslim community in Britain in particular.

The Conference called for the promotion of noble moral values, elevated social practices, the need to cooperate in addressing ethical, environmental and domestic challenges. The conference also encouraged standing against Islamophobia for it represents ignorance of the origins and guiding principles of true Islam. There was a calling also for the international and educational institutions for encouraging the culture of cooperation and understanding and the promotion of religious values that entrench tolerance and positive coexistence.

 

More people are leaving ‘Ahmadiyya’

On 27/8/2016 (24/11/1437) Hani Tahir, a former Ahmadiyya preacher, announced that he left the Muslim Ahmadiyya community after serving it for 16 years as a scholar and preacher, mainly on its MTA satellite TV channel. He now has his own YouTube channel and Facebook page containing videos and articles explaining his experience with this cult. We wish him every success and support his efforts to unveil the falsehood of the Ahmadiyya movement to Ahmadies and others who should know the truth about Ahmadiyya and its founder.

 

ATTAQWA 55          1/1/1438  (2/10/2016)

 

International Conference for Lunar Month and Unified Islamic Hijri Calendar

Decades of disputes over when to observe religious holidays in the Islamic world neared an end on Monday in a landmark step, as Islamic scholars from around the world agreed on a single lunar calendar.

The International Hijri Calendar Union Congress concluded on Monday 24th Sha’ban 1437 (30th may 2016) in Istanbul; hopefully marking the end of a long-standing conflict dividing the world's Muslims. Scholars from across the globe convening for an event hosted by Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB) agreed to adopt a single Islamic lunar calendar. The landmark move is particularly important regarding the observance of religious holidays, noting especially the fasting month of Ramadan, as this will mean that Muslims will hopefully celebrate the sacred festivals on the same day. {You can read more about this conference by visiting this link or by other links provided on this subject by Google.} http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2016/05/31/islamic-scholars-agree-on-a-shared-lunar-calendar-for-muslim-world

As the founder of ‘Attaqwa’ which produced Islamic lunar calendars for the last 22 years, I was invited to this conference and had the pleasure to participate in it. Similar to the majority of the participants, I voted to support the single lunar calendar, since I have been calling  for a scientific calculated lunar calendar to be adopted for many years; that will unite Muslims and others all around the world as the solar calendar currently does. Hassan Odeh; Founder and Editor

 

The Ahmadiyya cult

The Ahmadiyya cult, also known as “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community” or “Qadianiyya” was founded in India in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908) who declared himself to be, among other things, a ‘prophet’ and ‘Jesus, son of Mary’. The following are some of his claims: “God has made me a prophet and has addressed me under this title very clearly.” (Ruhani Khazain vol.22 p.154). “God has made me Jesus son of Mary.” (Tadhkira p.282). “God has revealed to me that anyone who does not follow me and does not enter into an allegiance with me is disobedient to God and deserving of hell” (Tadhkira p.342). In 1994 the Ahmadiyya cult started its satellite broadcasts called MTA ‘Muslim Television Ahmadiyya’ for no purpose other than to call all people especially Muslims to believe in Mirza Ghulam ‘Jesus of India’ as a saviour to mankind. For more information about Ahmadiyya and the claims of its founder, you can read the book  ‘Ahmadiyya believes and experiences’ and the previous issues of ‘Attaqwa’ published on this website www.attaqwa.info

 

ATTAQWA 54                1/1/1437  (14/10/2015)  

          

The Ahmadiyya cult

The Ahmadiyya cult, also known as “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community” or “Qadianiyya” was founded in India in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908) who declared himself to be, among other things, a ‘prophet’ and ‘Jesus son of Mary’. The following are some of his claims: “God has made me a prophet and has addressed me under this title very clearly.” (Ruhani Khazain vol.22 p.154). “God has made me Jesus son of Mary.” (Tadhkira p.282). “God has revealed to me that anyone who does not follow me and does not enter into an allegiance with me is disobedient to God and deserving of hell” (Tadhkira p.342) Other declarations of Mirza Ghulam (Jesus of India) founder of ‘Ahmadiyya’ are: “I am the Messiah (Jesus), I am the “Kalim” (Moses), I am Muhammad, the chosen.” (Ruhani Khazain vol.15 p.134). “God made me Mary for two years...then He breathed the spirit of Jesus into me, as he did to Mary, and so I became pregnant, metaphorically speaking. After a few months, not more than ten, I changed from being Mary, and became Jesus. Therefore, I became Jesus, son of Mary.(!!)” (Ruhani Khazain vol.19 p.50). “I am to God like Adam....God made me Adam, and gave me everything He gave to the father of the human race.” (Ruhani Khazain vol.16 p.253-254). “You must remember it is a habit of God with me that he informs me about the arrival of money and gifts to me, before I receive them, and that is through revelations or dreams. The number of such revelations and dreams has reached more than 50,000.” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.22, p.346).

With regards to the number of the followers of Mirza Ghulam (Jesus of India) today, they claim that they are more than 200 million worldwide, but a clear disclosure of the number of Ahmadies in each country has never been given by the Ahmadiyya cult. It is possible that the reason behind that is a policy which this sect has adopted since its foundation, which is based on exaggerating the number of its followers to propagate the fabrication that their number is widespread and expanding.

According to the following chart published by Ahmadiyya Community on 12/12/2005 they claim that in the year 2001 alone the number of new converts to ‘Ahmadiyya’ reached 81,007,631. In 1994 the Ahmadiyya cult started its satellite broadcasts called MTA ‘Muslim Television Ahmadiyya’ for no purpose other than to call all people especially Muslims to believe in Mirza Ghulam ‘Jesus of India’ as saviour to mankind.

For more information about Ahmadiyya and the claims of its founder, please read the book  ‘Ahmadiyya believes and experiences and the previous issues of Attaqwa published on this website www.attaqwa.info

 

From earlier issues:

 

The Rise of a new world order

Recent events around the Muslim world, especially in the Middle East, show clearly that wherever and whenever there is a will to improve, and to change, a way can be found to do so. The struggle for fairness, justice and all that is good - against greed, corruption and all that is evil in the world, is an ongoing one. Therefore, it is important for nations to use their willpower to be on the side of good on all decisions, but it is paramount that individuals use their willpower to collectively change a nation that has become fraudulent and unjust. These events have shown that Free people around the world will not tolerate evil regimes to rule over them any more. People in the street are no longer afraid of speaking their mind about their leaders. No one will believe the lies of crooked dictators like they did in the recent past. Governments need to be transparent now, because there is no more trust between the people and those in power. This is a turning point for the Muslim world - Justice must not only be made, but be seen to be made.

 

Willpower

Individuals as well as Nations have to use there willpower to progress and succeed in life, the same willpower that can bring destruction and failure if it is misused. The fight between good and evil is an ongoing struggle on earth since the creation of Adam and Eve. Many messengers of Allah have been sent to mankind since then to direct the willpower that Allah gave to mankind to do good and fight evil. All those who followed the wish of Allah and lived according to His way; by directing their willpower to do well and fight evil were the successful among his creation. The last and everlasting book of guidance to mankind is the holy Quran that was revealed to Muhammad the last messenger of Allah.  The followers of the Holy Quran and the believers of the last prophet ‘Muhammad’ are called Muslims i.e. those who submitted their willpower to Allah and accepted his command to be good and fight evil, all other people are called disbelievers or ‘Kuffar’. The recent events around the Muslim world especially in the Middle East {Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and other countries} shows clearly that wherever and whenever there is a will to improve and change there is always a way to do so. The struggle of good against evil and right against wrong is an ongoing one, therefore it is paramount for both individuals and nations to use there willpower to be on the right side with the good against evil. Free people around the world will not tolerate evil regimes to role over them any more, Justice must be made and seen to have been made.

 

Jesus is not coming back

There is no doubt that the spread of false beliefs, claims and statements, in any nation, play a prominent part in its weakening, dividing and misguiding. One very significant example of this is a belief upheld by many people {Muslims and others}, of the second coming of Jesus before judgment day, despite the fact that the final prophet had been sent to the world 1445 years ago, with a complete religion for all to follow, after which judgment day can happen at any time (as Allah has warned us in his final testament {the Quran}). Beliefs such as this have also caused for the invention and rise of new cults and groups such as ‘Ahmadiyya’.

 The Ahmadiyya cult, also known as “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community” or “Qadianiyya” was founded in India in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908) “Ahmadies” profess to love Islam and to defend it, and would proudly read the writing of Mirza Ghulam in praise of Islam and the prophet (pbuh), in hope to bring Muslims to believe in the claims of their founder. It is noteworthy that all the members of this cult are descendants of former Muslims, except for very few, who were followers of other religions. The first and last aim of Ahmadiyya is to call Muslims and others to believe in the Prophethood of Mirza Ghulam of India, and that he is the “promised Messiah” and “Mahdi”.  The following are some of the claims of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad: the so called ‘Promised Messiah’ and founder of the Ahmadiyya  cult: “God has made me Jesus son of Mary.” (Tadhkira p.282).

“God has made me a prophet and has addressed me under this title very clearly.” (Ruhani Khazain vol.22 p.154). “God has revealed to me that anyone who does not follow me and does not enter into an allegiance with me is disobedient to God and deserving of hell” (Tadhkira p.342) “God has revealed to me that anyone who is in receipt of my invitation and has not accepted it is not a Muslim and is deserving of the punishment of God” (Tadhkira p.600).

Mirza’s son, who is entitled “the Promised Reformer”, also said: “All those Muslims who do not enter into an allegiance with the promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam), whether they have heard his name or not, are infidels, outside the circle of Islam” (Ayena-Sadaqat, page 35).  Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of India (“Jesus of the latter days”) claimed  also that God spoke to him saying:’ “You have to go Amritsar (a city in Punjab)” (Tadhkira P121); “Hoo Shana Naisa.” (Mirza says, “I do not know in which language this revelation is.”) (Tadhkira p120); “Parishen Omar Baratoos ya Palatoos.” (Mirza says, “I do not know whether it is Balatoos or Palatoos, because the revelation came too quickly.”) (Tadhkira p119) “God is strange!”(Tadhkira p.654); 28 - 27 - 14 - 2 - 27 - 2 - 28 - 1 - 23 - 15 - 11. (This revelation of figures were revealed on 27th December, 1891, see page 202 of the book “Tadhkira”. Mirza Ghulam has not told the meaning of this revelation.).

 The founder of the ‘Ahmadiyya’ cult  also said: “You must remember it is a habit of God with me that he informs me about the arrival of money and gifts to me, before I receive them, and that is through revelations or dreams. The number of such revelations and dreams has reached more than 50,000.” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.22, p.346).  Besides the claim of the second coming of Jesus before judgment day {despite the fact that final message; the holy Quran; and the final messenger; Muhammad PBUH; were sent to mankind more than 1400 years ago} which has created a window of opportunity for new cults and messengers to be created, we can find another reason for the rise of new cults such as ‘Ahmadiyya’, and the appearance of self-proclaimed prophets and messengers such as Mirza Ghulam of India, and that is the ongoing division that occurred between Muslims forty years after the death of the final prophet PBUH.

 With every new sect or cult created in Islam, Muslims become weaker, more divided, and much easier for enemies to concur and control; therefore it is a duty upon every Muslim to unite behind the one everlasting leader chosen to us by Allah: The Quran.  In the Quran (the book of guidance) Allah says:

 وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلا تَفَرَّقُوا وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُمْ بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنْتُمْ عَلَى شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِنَ النَّارِ فَأَنْقَذَكُمْ مِنْهَا كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُون {آل عمران 103}.

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour upon you, for you were enemies against each other but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, so that you may be guided. {Al-Imran 103}

 

UNDIVIDED

وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

“Who can utter better words than one who invites others to Allah, does righteous deeds, and says, ‘I am one of the Muslims’” {Quran41:33}. Islam was given to mankind by our creator, Allah, as a clear and undivided way of life.  Unfortunately we find many divisions among the followers of Islam today, be it Sunni, Shiite, Sufi etc.. And each one claims that he is the true representative of Islam and his way is the right way to live as a Muslim. However, in the verse above, Allah the all-knowing stated that there is no one better than he who says ‘I am one of the Muslims.’ He didn’t add a prefix. Muslims who act upon this verse will call themselves Muslims and nothing else, and will thus be united and in a much better position than the divided Ummah (nation) of today. One of the new ‘Islamic’ cults that added itself to the divisions in the Muslim Ummah; a dangerous cult, founded in India in  1889 by the name of “Ahmadiyya”, also known as “Qadianiyya”, and which today calls itself “the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community”; does not only claim itself to be a Muslim sect and “the true representative of Islam”, (as others also do), but also declares that all Muslims who are not the followers of their self-made prophet are non-Muslims.

‘Ahmadiyya’ is spreading its misleading claims by various means, including MTA satellite TV and the Internet under the banner of Islam. It uses pictures of holy Islamic places, symbols and recitals of verses from the Quran, and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a front to its media and missionary programs. And it claims that the number of its followers has now reached over 200 million.  Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community” said: “God has made me a prophet and has addressed me under this title very clearly.” (Ruhani Khazain vol.22 p.154). “I am the Messiah, I am the “Kalim” (communicator with God) I am Muhammad and Ahmad, the chosen” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.15, p.134). “God also revealed to me: “Muhammad, the messenger of Allah, and those with him…”” Therefore, through this revelation, He called me Muhammad and Messenger” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.18, p.207) “God descended many miracles from Heaven to prove my message, if they were distributed to 1,000 Prophets their message would have been proven, but the devils amongst people will not believe” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.23, p.332) Mirza Ghulam the founder of Ahmadiyya said: “I swear by Allah that I believe in the revelations descending on me as I believe in the Holy Qur’an, and the other books of Allah, and I consider my revelations to be true and decisive, as in the Qur’an” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.22, p.220). He also said “I receive legislative revelations “Wahi tashreehi”” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.17, p.435) Mirza Ghulam, the prophet of the “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community” said: “Allah has revealed to me that anyone who does not follow you and does not enter into an allegiance with you is disobedient to Allah and deserving of hell” (Tadhkira p.342) “God has revealed to me that anyone who is in receipt of my invitation and has not accepted it is not a Muslim and is deserving of the punishment of Allah” (Tadhkira p.600). His son, who is entitled “the Promised reformer”, also sa id: “all those Muslims who do not enter into an allegiance with the promised Messiah (Mirza Ghulam), whether they have heard his name or not, are infidels, outside the circle of Islam” (Ayena-Sadaqat, page 35) Mirza Ghulam (founder and prophet of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community) said: “My faith and my belief, that I frequently repeat, is that Islam has two parts: part 1 is to obey Allah, and part 2 is to obey the British government...” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.6, p.380)

“Ahmadies” profess to love Islam and to defend it, and would proudly read the writing of Mirza Ghulam in praise of Islam and the prophet (pbuh). It is noteworthy that all the members of this cult are descendants of former Muslims, except for very few, who were followers of other religions. The first and last aim of Ahmadiyya is to call Muslims and others to believe in the Prophethood of Mirza Ghulam of India, and that he is the “promised Messiah” and “Mahdi”. Mirza Ghulam, the “Messiah” and “Mahdi” of the “Ahmadies” declared that his main task was to support the English government. He said:  “I spent most of my life supporting and aiding the English government…” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.15, p.155) “I have published 50,000 books and pamphlets… saying that the English government is a source of mercy and favour upon the Muslims. It is an obligation on every Muslim to obey this government sincerely” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.15, p.114)

The founder of Ahmadiyya, Mirza Ghulam, declared that he received more than 50,000 revelations and dreams on money matters and gifts alone. He said: “You must remember it is a habit of Allah with me that he informs me about the arrival of money and gifts to me, before I receive them, and that is through revelations or dreams. The number of such revelations and dreams has reached more than 50,000.” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.22, p.346) he also said: “On 5th march 1905 I saw in my sleep an angel in the body of man, who came in front of me and gave me a lot of money, which he put on my lap, and I asked him his name, and he said, “I have no name”. I said “you must have a name” he said, “My name is Tichee Tichee.”” (Ruhani Khazain, vol.22, p.346) Following the tradition of its founder, the “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community” takes great care in collecting money. Every working Ahmadi has to pay 6.25% of his monthly income to the community administration, under the name of ‘general donations’. He is also obliged to pay at least 10% of his monthly income if he is a “Musi” (i.e. wishes to be buried in the graveyard of paradise which was founded by Mirza Ghulam for his special followers). He also has to leave at least 10% of his estate on his death to the Ahmadiyya cult. There is no doubt that one of the reasons for the rise of new cults in the Muslim nation such as ‘Ahmadiyya’, is because of the old divisions that existed between Muslims which helped the enemies of Islam in their crusades to divide and rule. So with every new sect or cult created in Islam, Muslims become weaker, more divided, and much easier to control. Therefore it is a duty upon every Muslim to unite behind the one everlasting leader chosen to us by Allah: The Quran {the book of guidance}, and to stick with one phrase to describe every Muslim’s religion and faith, and that is ‘I am one of the Muslims’ only.

 

UNITY AND POWER

Ever since the death of the final prophet to mankind, divisions have occurred between his followers. One of the causes for these divisions has been the question of who to choose as his successor to lead the nation; since his unique leadership could not be matched by any other possible successor, and there was no experience in handling the leadership.  The divisions turned ugly and fights broke out between the Believers, which resulted in the killing of the third successor Othman bin Affan; who warned Muslims before his death that if they were to kill him they will never be united, and caring and sharing will no longer exist amongst them (see Arabic text on first page).

Although it is a fact that believers too may have varied interpretations and may occasionally fight with one other, there has been ongoing animosity and continuous divisions between Muslims for over 14 hundred years. Hatred remains apparent between certain groups. It is enough to look at the current situation between Sunnah and Shi’a in Iraq to see how hatred remains apparent between certain groups who belong to Islam.  To understand the need to stop the killing between followers of Islam we must renounce the differences and the mistakes of the past and learn from them in order for us not to fall into them yet again. We have to look to the future as one strong nation who has learnt from the past and has understood that Unity means power and Division means weakness.

 It is now time for Muslims from all parties and divisions to unite and let the past remain in the past. Let us look ahead to what unites us because what brings us together is far more important than what drives us apart. We all believe in Allah and his final messenger and we believe in his final testament: the Holy Qur’an, so let us follow this book only and be united behind its leadership. And let us choose among us only those who remain strong against the enemies of Islam and gentle towards believers and those who follow Islam.  Even if we are not to succeed at this moment in time, to establish Khilafa and to be successful in uniting all Muslim countries as one country, we can still change ourselves to the better by establishing the love of Allah and his believers in our hearts; making sure that whatever the differences may be in the branches of Islam we are nonetheless belonging to one religion.