Sunday, January 01, 2012

Ahmadiyya Suspended

Kyrgyzstan has refused to renew the Ahmadi Muslims' recognition, which will prevent them from legally operating in the country:
"He said the commission's decision violates the rights of the some 1,000 members of the Kyrgyz branch of the Ahmadiyya community, an Islamic revivalist movement founded in India in the late 1800s by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Some of the Ahmadiyya community's beliefs are considered controversial with mainstream Muslims.

"Yusub Baltabaev, an official with the State Commission on Religious Affairs, told RFE/RL that the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan (SAMK) proposed that the activities of Ahmadiyya in Kyrgyzstan be suspended because of its alleged 'threat to religious security' in the country."

I'm surprised that a group of Muslim religious leaders has that much influence in a post-Soviet Central Asian state, but then Kyrgyzstan is far from my forte. The Ahmadiyya differ from mainstream Islam primarily in not regarding Muhammad as a final prophet, and seeing their founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a new messenger from God for a new age and society. I also dimly recall something about it's being an important movement in African-American Islam a century ago, but I don't have the resources to check on that right now.



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Please visit for more details about Ahmadiyya Muslims. Ahmadiyya Muslim community was founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India in 1889. He introduced true teachings of Islam like living in peace and harmony with others and wrote several books in defense of Islam. Today his followers are present in 194 countries all over the world.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Ahmed Qerni said...

It is not only the theological aspects but two other characteristics that make the Ahmadiyya not welcome in Islamic countries - even securlar ones. The two are: 1) cult-like aspects of internal control and financial exploitation of members. 2) interference in the politics and sooner or later, complaints of 'persecution'.

Qadiani Ahmadiyya never integrate with existing religious or Islamic communities, and most of their activities are photo-ops and creating influence in Western countries so that more 'refugees' can be accommodated by the West -- and these refugees than continue to pay from their new-found income to the family that runs this organisation. Many countries have smartened up to this scam -- which has been played out in identical fashion in Bangladesh, Indonesia and then Malaysia (all tolerant Muslim countries who tolerated the Ahmadiyya until it bit them back.

Therefore, the countries that ban them outright are saved from the international embarrassment that Ahmadis are going to cause sooner or later.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahmed Qerni, just a very lame bunch of excuses to cover persecution of Ahmadis pure and simple. The only countries with Ahmadis related issues are those with adverse human rights conditions such as most so called Islamic countries. Ahmadis live all over the world and in no country where there are human rights there are any issues except from a small minority of Muslim extremists in these countries. This shows quite well where the problem lies.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Haris said...

Its a wise decision as the community is against the beliefs of Islam. @Ahmed Kerni I truly agree with you.

7:30 AM  

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