What kind of Islam is this?
The Holy Quran says: “O mankind, surely We have created you from a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other. Surely the noblest of you with Allah is the most dutiful of you. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware. O mankind, surely We have created you from a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other. Surely the noblest of you with Allah is the most dutiful of you. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.” (49:13)
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “Whoever would love to be delivered from hellfire and admitted into Paradise, then let him die with faith in Allah and the Last Day, and let him treat people the way he would love to be treated.” The Prophet used the word ‘people’ and not the word ‘Muslims’, showing that this means humanity in general.
What happened in Egypt is a clear violation of the teachings of Islam. We condemn such acts without equivocation for they bring Islam into dispute and distract from its teachings of peace, harmony and tolerance. We call for such people to be severely punished so that it may serve as a warning to others contemplating such action. We also urge Western governments not to allow members and supporters of such organisations political asylum in the UK, thereby putting our own citizens at risk.
The Ahmadiyya Association for the Propagation of Islam (Ahmadiyya
Anjuman Ishaat Islam) was established in Lahore in 1914 to promote the
informed understanding of Islam in the West. In the UK it operated the Shah Jehan Mosque in Woking
until the early 1960s. Its new headquarters is at Dar-us-Salaam, 15
Stanley Avenue, Wembley, HA0 4JQ, UK. In 1924, in Berlin, it built the first
mosque in Continental Europe of the modern era. The Berlin Mosque is now recognised by the
German government as part of the German national heritage. From its European
and other centres around the world this organisation has taught that Islam
promotes peace, harmony and mutual respect between all communities and nationalities.
in 2016 to UK Parliament Inquiries
- Countering Extremism
- Our submission: pdf • html
- Sharia Councils
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