Do not mistake my silence..

Do not mistake my silence.. I am an Ahmadhi but I am not a coward!

by Farhat Mahmood

On  May 28th 2010,  I was discussing the events of the day with my husband. In the discussion I brought up a point which I thought was minor in relation to the loss of life, but I wondered how long it would take to cleanup and rebuild the two mosques that were attacked.  I was quickly encouraged by my husband that “We are Ahmadhi  Muslims and there will inshallah be Juma prayers in the same place the very next Juma”. Later I learned that on the very evening of the attack, Isha prayers were held in that very mosques’ courtyard. Imagine the determination and courage of these survivors, who were praying  on the very spot where  a couple of hours ago, they had witnessed horrors beyond belief, and the place that was still flooded with the fresh blood of their fathers, their sons, and their brothers..  This is a tall order for any human being.  With this zeal, the cleanup effort was completed of the mosques, within a couple of days by the community, and the mosques have been brimming with worshipers ever since, more so than before. People have told me that you may only find a few bullet holes if you look carefully, to even see any evidence of that tragic day. The evidence is only left on our hearts.

Then there is the story of the young man who helped carry bodies of his fellow ahmadhi brothers one by one until he finally came to the body of his father. This man did not rush to find his father, but carried out his duty until he came upon his father, and then even after finding him, he continued to carry on collecting the bodies of the dead.

Then there is the story of the courageous survivor, who was able to tackle and capture one of the terrorist attackers. The terrorist was wearing explosives that he was trying to detonate, and this man threw himself on this terrorist and prevented him from killing many more. This in itself is a very exceptional event in these types of attacks, and in the beginning the police tried to take credit for the rare time a terrorist was captured alive. This ahmadhi hero survived, but many others like him, who also tried to save their fellow brothers died doing so. There are so many examples, that a book can be written on the courage of the people during that ordeal.

On May 28th, the world was witness to the atrocities against Ahmadhi muslims. But as we all know now, this horrific event is just one event in the systematic genocide of the Ahmadhis in Pakistan. Even if  ahmadhis want to raise the issue of their humanitarian rights peacefully in Pakistan, they are muted out by the government and the media.  As a result of all this , if you do not see ahmadhis rioting, burning flags, looting or even demonstrating, do not  think they do not possess the courage to stand up for themselves.  They do not resort to violence or any action that can lead to violence because they are a peaceful, peace-loving and law-abiding community, who has immense faith and trust in God.  To God alone they plead. Their energies are not wasted in hate and violence, but in constructive ventures of life.  And besides all this hardship, yes they are a patriotic people too.

While the terror attacks were still going on, a Juma sermon was given by the supreme head of the Ahmadiyya community in London, in which he presented a remarkable example of composure, calm and strength. There was no anger, no words of hate or revenge from the pulpit. Only the guidance to be patient, abide by the law, and to pray. This is true courage.  Ask the Mullahs of Pakistan to show similar courage if they can…

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  1. Bin Ismail

    “Do not mistake my silence..” Well said Farhat Mahmood. Reminds me of a couplet:

    lab-e khaamosh ki khaatir hee wo lab kkholta hai
    jab naheen bolta banda to khuda bolta hai

  2. Vijay Goel

    Hats off !!

  3. yasserlatifhamdani

    As a Pakistani, I salute you and your community… and I curse [EDITED} who have become thakeydars of Pakistan.

  4. Mansoor Khalid

    I agree with the author on this. Even when innocent Muslims were killed while praying, no reaction on aggressive lines has come from them. This shows the belief they have in the system of this country. But what they must understand is that the majority of the people did not want or appreciate this. The whole Pakistani nation shares their grief and condemns this barbaric act. It is just a small fraction of religious extremists who are responsible for this horrendous activity.

  5. Yahya

    Amazing article. People need to be educated to remove the hate and misinformation in the majority of the Muslim Umma about Ahmadi Muslims, instigated by the lies of Mullas of this age.

  6. Hammad Ahmad Khan

    Well written Farhat baji!

    With due respect, I do not agree with Mr. Mansoor Khalid’s comments…

    “The whole Pakistani nation shares their grief and condemns this barbaric act. It is just a small fraction of religious extremists who are responsible for this horrendous activity.”

    Actually, it is the opposite. It is just a small fraction of Pakistani nation that shares the grief and condemns this barbaric act.
    My dear friend, I am sorry if you are not fully aware of the situation in Pakistan. Majority of the people have rather enjoyed this incident. People have distributed sweets in different organizations, factories & other public places. A lot of people have commented in favour of this incident. If you just go out in public and have honest opinions on this, you will be surprised. This is no more a country of peace loving people that Quaid-e-Azam gave you. It is now a country of Mullahs and their hate loving people.

    Statistically speaking, you are among a very few who condemn from their heart this or these kind of acts against Ahmadis.

  7. Straight Talker

    My Wish

    I wish Qadiani Khalifa 5 Mirza masroor Ahmad and his family lives and prays among the courages Qadianis who died, and those who survived and are praying in the same mosques in Lahore, Pakistan. I wish, example of Holy prophet Muhammad pbuh is emulated by Qadiani Khalifa 5. Holy Prophet Muhammad pbuh, was ALWAYS the last person to leave the dangerous situation, and before leaving he use to make sure his followers went to safe location. If he could not do that, he use to suffer along their side. That is called real leadership!

  8. yakoo

    For evil to flourish, good people have to nothing. If ahmediyas do not stand up for their rights their whole community would be exterminated in next 50 years. You did not stand up when law was passed in 1974, then again you did not stand up when zia passed law in 1984 and in 2010 100 people shot dead….may be by 2020 you all ahmediyas end up in concentration camp. Who gives a fuck about peaceful people. Red Indians exterminated in America, does anyone cry now…..Nature works on survival of fitess, make yourself strong and do not hide behind ” we are peaceful people”, If you cannot protect your children, then whats the use of all peace and to all pakistanis if you do not stand up now then remember a quote :

    “THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

    THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

    THEN THEY CAME for me
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

  9. Hammad Ahmad Khan

    Dear yakoo,

    “Rang laata hai shaheedon ka lahoo”

    Your answer stays within your question.

    If we were to be exterminated, we would have been exterminated long ago in 1974, and in 1984.

    But if you check your records, we have been prosperous and have tremendously grown in numbers. We are not just talking about numbers but have been prosperous in many ways.

    Our belief remains intact that this is a jamaat supported by Allah and no power can eliminate us.

  10. Yahya

    @ Straight walker, for your information, The fourth Khalifa was forced to leave the country otherwise Ziaul Haq was wishing to put him in jail for life….and even worse according to the inhuman laws/ammendments of 74 and 84, the fifth Khalifa could not stay in Pakistan without being jailed. I know why you say this because you have read the false propaganda stories from anit-Ahmadiya websites. For what really happened you can read “A Man of God” at alislam . org
    For standing up for our rights, the best thing to do is to educate people about the truth about our beleifs against the lies being propagated against us by Mullas. To make ourselves such role model Muslims that people come and listen to the voice that was raised by God Himself. And that alhumdolillah we are doing and will keep doing….and we pray to Allah for Pakistan and the whole humanity.

  11. Straight Talker

    @Yahya

    Please BRING BACK Khalifa 5 to pakistan. make him stand next to his rank and file in pakistan.

  12. Yahya

    Dear Straight talker. Apart from the poor security situation here, the Mullas did not even let our dear fourth Khalifa to be burried in Pakistan and you are saying he should be in pakistan? Will he be allowed to come here safely? Some of our dear Holy Prophet’s (saw) companions stayed back in Mecca while he had to migrate to Madina for his safety and better propagation of Islam. For the same reasons our Khalifa migrated and he did not run away. And as a result Ahmadis are MashAllah are in more than 190 countries now, not just Pakistan, spreading the true Islam throughout the world.

  13. Bint e Mahmood

    Well said Farhat!
    In response to Yakoo:
    please note that where as we do not stand up to worldly powers, we kneel and bow down to the greatest power of all , the Omnipotent, the Almighty.

    The fact that we did not “stand up” to our rulers’ decisions at those times has infact enabled the community to multiply manifold around the world. What good would we have done to ourselves had we “stood up” to these laws, many many more innocent people would’ve been slaughtered. I think we as a community have proved to be the fittest and flourishing inspite of all the hatred and the atrocities commited against us.
    Thank you.

  14. Bin Ismail

    @ Straight Talker

    The present Imam of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat is very much with his rank and file. Please remember that that those whom he leads, are dwelling today in about 160 countries of the world. His rank and file is not confined to Pakistan, as perhaps you would like to imagine. If you know even a jot about the Ahmadis, you would know that their Imam is a part of their heartbeats. Mirza Masroor Ahmad lives in the hearts and thoughts of Ahmadis. He is very much with them and among them.

    The Imam of the Ahmadis is not in exile because of any earthly fears, but simply because the constitution of Pakistan would not permit him to perform his duties without infringing the law of this land.

  15. lal

    @sardar khan
    the concept of democracy is not just the will of majority….it is the protection of minority in equal measure…probably u wnt understand…4get t

  16. emrun

    Arz e Lahore ki Sajda Gahon say Uthay Fughan Ki Qasm
    Un Shaheedon ky Khoon say Likhi Dastan Ki Qasm
    Akhri waqt main un kay honton say nikli Azan ki qasm
    Sajda Gahain yeh Abad rukhain gay hum

    ..
    Koi Shikwa nahi hont si lain gay Hum

  17. Ayesha Noor

    well said emrun
    youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  18. Ayesha Noor

    Sorry, my apologies:

    Here is the link to the poem Emrun mentioned.

  19. An Ahmadi Muslim

    @Sardar Khan. June 28, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Mr. Khan. You can throw all the tantrum you want, it is irrelevant what you consider the Ahmadis to be. This is a divine title attributed to our jamaat. The Ahmadiyya Muslim jamaat has and will continue to flourish under this banner. Insh’Allah!

    It is time you do some self reflection and stop defiling the name of Islam and the Holy Prophet Mohammad Mustafa SAW. You walk in the foot steps of Abu-Lahab and Abu-Jahal and yet claim to be the muhafiz of Khatam-e-Nabuwaat. The current law of the land and the persecution being meted out to the Ahmadis is no different than what the Holy Prophet SAW and his followers experienced at the hands of the people of Makkah; no different than all the prophets experienced from Harzat Adam (AS) to the Rahmatulil-Aaleem, Hazrat Mohammad SAW when they stood up against jahalat of their times. Why would it be any different for the Ahmadis? Allah SWT sunnah and message were and will always be consistent!

    Deeds speak louder than words! Being righteous and being tyrant oppressor at the same time is an oxymoron. You would realize this only if you understood the soul of Islam and the beauty of its message!

  20. An Ahmadi Muslim

    @Mansoor Khalid June 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

    The majority of Pakistanis are the silent majority who have consciously or unconsciously turned Pakistan into a beast as per the statement of Maulana Maudidi after he failed to stop the creation of Pakistan. See PTH post Jamaat-e-Islaami’s Sordid reality Part II.

    Quoting from the webpage “Good for nothing silent majority”..
    Edmund Burke, a philosopher from the 17th Century had said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” And a similar message was communicated by spiritual leaders of all faiths through out the course of human history.

    “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” — Albert Einstein.

  21. Bin Ismail

    @ Sardar Khan. (June 28, 2010 at 6:36 pm)

    1. “…..If you can not accept it,then only honourable way is to get out of the land…..”

    There is a difference between the responsibilities of a leader and those of ordinary members – a difference discernible to anybody possessing average intelligence. The office of the Imam of the Jamaat requires him to perform certain religious duties. If there is are legal obstacles, he would naturally consider emigration.

    2. “…..Majority of Muslims in Pakistan treat Qadiani’s [as I don’t consider you as Ahmedis,as AHMED was also a name of Prophet Muhammud PBU]non-muslims…..”

    What matters is how Allah treats Ahmadis on the Day of Judgement. What, may I ask, led you to believe that Ahmadis would be concerned about what you consider them to be?

    3. “…..In democracy majority rules the country…..”

    In democracy, the principle of “majority rules” applies to temporal matters only – not to matters of faith and belief.

  22. Jamal

    The embrace of insanity
    Monday, June 28, 2010
    By Sherry Rehman, MNA and former federal minister for information.

    Link: thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=247575

  23. An Ahmadi Muslim

    Thanks Jamal for the link!

    Citing from the link posted by Jamal. for the information of Mr. Sardar Khan and his supporters ..

    As for minorities specifically, the government can exhort detractors by iterating the words and deeds of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) when he says: “Beware! If anyone dare oppress a member of a minority or has usurped his or her rights, or tortured, or tool away something forcibly, I will fight on behalf of the minority against the Muslim on the day of Judgement.” (Sunaan–I–Abu Dawood).

    –End of citation–

    Beware! Allah SWT justice and the shaafa’at of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) are sufficient for us.

  24. An ordinary man

    Sherry Rehman is playing politics as she tried to pass the buck on ZiaulHaq and on the Punjab Governemnt. Clearly, Sherry fell well short of accepting the fact that the wrong began in the first regime of the PPP when Bhutto tried to appease Mullahs through the 2nd amendment to the constitution.

    If Sherry is sincere to Pakistan, she should move the 19th constitional amendment bill seeking annullment of the infamous 2nd amendment. You think she will dare! I doubt.

  25. Ibn-e-Maryam

    Very good article. I visited homes of ten martyrs of 28th May 2010. These families have shown amazing patience and the worldwide Ahmadiyya community (in 190+ countries) all are praying for them.

    To all those who wish that Ahmadis should leave Pakistan, I tell you are in for a ‘big surprise’. This is our country and eventually, sense will prevail ‘here’ too. We’re in for a long haul. We’ll not lose our patience, as you have witnessed on 28 May 2010. Probably, you don’t know but we have a history of 120 years of patience and perseverance. So, please don’t worry about us, but worry about yourself. We are marching forward, but you are marching backwards. We are becoming better people, but you are becoming better ‘monsters’. We are showing patience, and you are behaving the opposite. We are promoting peace and love, while you are spreading hatred. Eventually, common people will start to understand and accept the difference. We only hope this is sooner, because this is better for the country

  26. Ibn-e-Maryam

    We will achieve our goals with the message of love, peace, and humility.

  27. Farhana Pasha

    Dear Farhat:

    I read your article and you made my day. Very well-expressed indeed. As I was reading your article, I recalled the two day trip which my family made to Lahore to meet the families of the victims and also visit the two mosques.I’ll briefly tell you about couple of my experiences.

    The most traumatizing experience was meeting our injured brothers, who had been so subtly spared by death. One of them lost half of both of his feet.But this event has made them even more fearless. They would be the first ones to jump and grab the terrorists, if God forbid, something like this happens again.

    The widow of one prestigious shaheed told me(wife of General Nasir) that she made a telephone call to the widow of another shaheed who was also the Ameer of Lahore Jamaat and congratulated her that we are both the wives of shuhuda. Have you seen this happening in the other 72 sects of Islam?

    I also met Anwar’s wife (gatekeeper of the mosque), who grabbed the terrorist at the entrace of the Model Town mosque and took many bullets, not thinking twice about the children and wife he would leave behind. This great man always said that if the terrorists ever entered the mosque,it would be over his dead body .He was the only bread-earner of his household. His wife was very happy that his husband lost his life the way he wanted. This is what bravery is.

    We also visited the Model Town mosque.As we entered mosque, I was shocked to see that our Ahmadi brothers, who had endured this horrifying ordeal a few days ago, were working diligently to bring the mosque back to its original condition. I also went inside the mosque and could not even find a single trace of the horrible events which had taken place on the 28th. The walls were painted, the carpets were changed.There were no reminders.Imagine going through the ordeal of loosing family members, brothers, fathers and sons and then pulling one’s self together and working together to bring things back to normal. There is no example parallel to this display of bravery, composure, dignity and grace.

    We have no rights in this country, we are oppressed, face discrimination in every walk of life.Yet we do not demonstrate,destroy national assets or cause any form of riots. The whole nation is witness of that. Moreover we are the most law-abiding, peace-loving, tax-paying, honest citizens of this country. Are we crazy ? No. This strength comes from the deep-rooted belief instilled in our hearts from the teachings of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) and then repeatedly by The Promised Messiah and our beloved Imams that we should only rest our case with Allah, and not the so-called worldly gods. The rest is for Him to do.

  28. Bin Ismail

    @Farhana Pasha (June 30, 2010 at 11:20 am)

    “…..The rest is for Him to do…..”

    …and the rest He will do.

  29. Dr. Malik

    Practice equality and discriminate not- so that your hearts may not differ.
    -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    @ Sardar Khan
    If the Ahmadi Muslims should leave the country their ancestor’s shed blood to create, then please think about the vice versa situation. What about the numerous “Muslims” living all over the world? For example in the U.S and in Europe. What would happen when they don’t allow Muslims to practice their religion in the West? What about the Anti-Islamic Dutch Party? Are you also in favor of that? After all those nations are a Christian majority. How would you feel if they exiled their fellow Muslim citizens/brethren? The fact is- take a look at what you are saying and refrain from this sort of hypocrisy.
    If you are not familiar with the Anti-Islamic Dutch Party, I beg to enlighten you: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10271153.stm

    Our nation’s great leader Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah proclaimed on August 11, 1947:
    “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State…We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another.”

    Certainly, I highly doubt that any citizen of Pakistan would dare have reservations to the ideals of Jinnah. Its just a shame that if he were alive today, how disappointed he would be that the nation he envisioned of “Pak”-istan is divided in sheer chaos of corruption, hierarchy, vice, and the blame game.

    As for those who believe that the Ahmadi community is weak-willed and spineless for not speaking up. It calls for peaceful coexistence. Because as MLK, Jr so adequately puts:

    “Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

    Strife is not the answer, for the sake of our future generations- lets get Pakistan out of being the 10th failed state of the world. Lets put our hands together, and make Jinnah’s dream come true.

  30. Dr. Malik

    Because if we can be silenced when it comes to Ahmadis, then we can be silenced when it comes to Shias, we can be silenced when it comes to women, we can be silenced when it comes to dress, we can be silenced when it comes to entertainment, and we can even be silenced when it comes to sitting by ourselves, alone in a room, afraid to think what we think.

    -Mohsin Hamid

  31. Dr. A. Malik

    Practice equality and discriminate not- so that your hearts may not differ.
    -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    @Sardar Khan

    If Ahmadis are to leave the very own country their ancestors shed blood to create, then what are your views on the surging Anti-Islamic Propaganda in the West? Shall our fellow Muslim brethren choose exile to psychological trauma that they are facing? Do you feel that Christian majority countries shall also have the right to decide who can practice what religion and how? If you do not know, then I beg to enlighten you about the Dutch Anti-Islamic Party:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10271153.stm

    Shall millions of Muslims who are citizens of countries in the West, also return to their respective lands? Perhaps lands they have not seen even once?

    Please refrain from such hypocrisy. Otherwise ask your heart, is it justified what you are saying?

    Our great leader, Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah proclaimed on August 11, 1947:
    “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State…We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another.”

    Surely, I highly doubt that any citizen of Pakistan would have reservations about the ideals of our great Quaid? It is a shame that we are subjected to our self-created chaos of division, hierarchy, and the blame game.

    As for those who think that the Ahmadi’s are weak-willed and spineless for not speaking up. The answer that comes to my mind is as MLK, Jr. so adequately articulates:
    “Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

    Strife is not the answer, the only answer is respect for peaceful coexistence. I am not wrong, and you are not wrong. Lets envision a better Pakistan for our future generations. Lets bring back the Pakistan our Quaid dreamed of. Lets bring the “Pak” back in Pakistan. Please.

  32. Moosa

    Reminds me of a famous historical quotation:

    “In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t Jewish.
    Then they came for the trade unionist, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for the homosexuals, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a homosexual. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me.” [Rev. Martin Niemoeller, German Lutheran Pastor].

  33. Dr. A. Malik

    Practice equality and discriminate not- so that your hearts may not differ.
    -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    @Sardar Khan

    If Ahmadis are to leave the very own country their ancestors shed blood to create, then what are your views on the surging Anti-Islamic Propaganda in the West? Shall our fellow Muslim brethren choose exile to psychological trauma that they are facing? Do you feel that Christian majority countries shall also have the right to decide who can practice what religion and how? If you do not know, then I beg to enlighten you about the Dutch Anti-Islamic Party:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10271153.stm

    Shall millions of Muslims who are citizens of countries in the West, also return to their respective lands? Perhaps lands they have not seen even once?

    Please refrain from such hypocrisy. Otherwise ask your heart, is it justified what you are saying?

    Our great leader, Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah proclaimed on August 11, 1947:
    “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State…We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another.”

    Surely, I highly doubt that any citizen of Pakistan would have reservations about the ideals of our great Quaid? It is a shame that we are subjected to our own chaos of division, hierarchy, and the blame game.

    As for those who think that the Ahmadi’s are weak-willed and spineless for not speaking up. The answer that comes to my mind is as MLK, Jr. so adequately articulates:
    “Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

    Strife is not the answer, the only answer is respect for peaceful coexistence. I am not wrong, and you are not wrong. Lets envision a better Pakistan for our future generations. Lets bring back the Pakistan our Quaid dreamed of. Lets bring the “Pak” back in Pakistan. Please.

  34. @ yakoo, June 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    First avoid using foul language on a social postings site. Your Islam and Shari’a also forbids such.

    Second, Nature indeed works on the survival of the fittest by the order of the Divine One. You seem to be the one who believe in the Way of the World… consider even a slightest, believing in the word of Providence for which a mere ‘Life’ looks up to.

    Even after hazardous circumstances of 1974 and 1984, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community flourished beyond borders by leaps and bounds spreading in more than 190 countries through love, peace, humility, devotion and unsurpassed patience.

    This Jamma’at is raised by Allah and with whom so ever Allah dwells, dirty mighty politics and pranks don’t.

  35. Moosa

    I’ve just read through the posts written on this thread, and several posts have brought tears to my eyes.

    I think that a time is approaching when Allah (swt)’s words will be fully applicable, that only the deaf and the dumb and the blind will not see the spiritual elevation of ahmadi muslims.

    I want to say that I’m so deeply moved and so proud of the example of my beloved ahmadi brothers and sisters in Lahore. There is a well-known hadeeth where Rasoolullah (saw) said the majority of his true followers would be in the early days of Islam, and there would also be some during the latter days of Islam. There’s no doubt in my mind and in my heart that the ahmadis of Lahore will count amongst those latter-day saints. I wish to congratulate them, who amongst us can withold from praising their noble example? They are champions of Islam, beloved of Allah (swt) and His rasool (saw).

  36. @ sardar sahab

    now the ‘jihadi’s’ or terrorists as we call them are after the pilgrims of Data Darbar. Obviously if the government is to follow you ‘sound advice’, shoul the pilgrims be thrown away, honourably from this country as well? Well, surely they angered the ‘righteous fidayans’ for some reason or other… what does yourLaw of the Land say now Sardar Khan?

  37. Shah Zaman

    Some pearls of Maulana Maudoodi’s *Divine* wisdom…..

    “Human relations and associations are so integrated that no state can have complete freedom of action within its own principles, unless those same principles are in force in a neighboring country. Therefore, Muslim groups will not be content with the establishment of an Islamic state in one area alone. Depending on their resources, they should try to expand in all directions. On one hand, they will spread their ideology and on the other they will invite people of all nations to accept their creed, for salvation lies only in it. If their Islamic state has power and resources it will fight and destroy non Islamic governments and establish Islamic states in their place”
    [Maulana Maududi: Haqiqat-i-Jihad (Lahore: Taj Company Ltd, 1964), 64; emphasis is mine]

  38. @ shah zaman

    perhaps Mr.Maudoodi pearls were rolled back straight from the ‘stolen’ clams they originated from… no wonder the people and sound democratic government running adjacent the Bay of Bengal rejected the ‘precious’ teachings of Maulana Sahib and topsy turvied it with carrying the garb of hatred and ripples of terrorism within the shells deep folds. question remains as to why the democratically run government of this LAND blind folds such butchered mythdology of the ‘clergy’ in question.

  39. Bin Ismail

    Bangla Desh has exhibited remarkable pragmatism, first by repealing the fifth amendment of its constitution, thus once again endorsing secular politics and more recently by banning a brand of literature that serves only to fuel religious intolerance among people.

    Pakistan has much to learn from Bangla Desh.