Blasphemy

Islam goes one step further than any other religion in granting man the freedom of speech and expression. Blasphemy is condemned on moral and ethical grounds, no doubt, but no physical punishment is prescribed for blasphemy in Islam despite the commonly held view in the contemporary world. Having studied the Holy Quran extensively and repeatedly with deep concentration, I have failed to find a single verse which declares blasphemy to be a crime punishable by man. Although the Holy Quran very strongly discourages indecent behaviour and indecent talk, or the hurting of the sensitivity of others...

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Fasting in Islam

- Hazrat Maulawi Sher Ali [ Adapted from The Review of Religions, Jan.1930, Vol. XXVIX] “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous.” (Holy Qur’an Ch.2:V.184) In the above verse, Muslims are told in the first place that fasting is not a new institution. It is not a new burden laid upon them; it is a very old institution and all those nations that have passed before them and among whom prophets appeared were commanded to observe fasts. Secondly, they are told that they should not look upon fasting as a useless...

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women in islam

Islam for the Modern Woman

A brief look at how Islam have always provided rights for women long before western cultures introduced them - By Mrs Mansoora Hyder Muneeb, UK. [ From the Archives, The Review of Religions ] Islam is for the modern woman and she actually came into existence with the advent of Islam some 1500 years ago. It may surprise you that it is through Islam that a woman can become modern and attain her full rights, rights which unfortunately others are still fighting for even today. The common image of a Muslim woman is that of a suppressed woman, forced into a marriage she did not agree with, tied to...

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Polygamy

In the West it is quite common to confront a speaker on the subject of Islam with the question: does Islam permit one to marry four times and keep four wives simultaneously? I have had vast experience in addressing many public and select gatherings of intellectuals in the Western world. Seldom do I remember an occasion when this question was not raised. More often than not a lady would stand up, and, of course, with due apologies, innocently enquire whether Islam permits four wives or not. Obviously, everybody knows the answer. But, perhaps, this is the only aspect of Islam which is so widely...

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Press Release: Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, Germany and Canada Convocations take place in Joint Ceremony

43 graduates receive their Shahid degrees from Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 25 March 2018, the 6th Convocation Ceremony for Jamia Ahmadiyya UK, the 7th Convocation Ceremony for Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada and the 3 rd Convocation Ceremony for Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany took place in a combined event at the UK college premises in Haslemere, Surrey. The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad presided over the ceremony and delivered the keynote address...

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Press Release: Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says Time has come to Stop Blaming only Muslims for the World’s Problems

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says inequality, extreme poverty, international arms trade and unjust foreign policies are the driving forces in radicalisation during 15th Annual Peace Symposium Caliph says rise of far-right “evokes memories of dark days of the past” His Holiness proves that Islam rejects all forms of extremism & conflicts of today are ‘geo-political’ and not linked to religion Muslim leader says world powers being blinded by short-sightedness and tunnel-vision On 17 March 2018, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat...

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Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

On Saturday, 17th March 2018, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad aba , the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifah (Caliph), delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Peace Symposium UK, hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK. The event was held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London and was attend by over 550 non-Ahmadi guests, comprising government ministers, ambassadors of state, members of both Houses of Parliament and various other dignitaries and guests. The full transcript of the address delivered by His Holiness on this occasion is...

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Men of Excellence

While mentioning the status of the Companions (ra), the Promised Messiah (as) stated at one occasion that, "The revered Companions, may Allah be pleased with all of them, are a clear proof of the character of the Holy Prophet (sa…Thus, only that person can truly respect the Holy Prophet (sa), who respects his revered companions. One who does not esteem the revered Companions, he can never ever truly esteem the Holy Prophet (sa).' Now, I will narrate some accounts of some of the Companions. Abu Dujana Ansari was a Companion. He accepted Islam, before the migration of the Holy Prophet (sa) to...

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The High Status of Women in Islam

On 24th February 2018, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad aba , Khalifatul Masih V, Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, addressed the concluding session of the UK National Waqfaat-e-Nau Ijtema 2018. The event took place at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London and was attended by more than 1600 women and girls, including over 1200 members of the Waqf-e-Nau scheme above the age of 7. The scheme allows parents to pledge their children to the service of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community before they are born. Once the children reach adulthood, they can choose to voluntarily renew...

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Address by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V(aba) at the Humanity First Conference 2018

The Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Khalifatul Masih V (the Fifth Khalifah—Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad aba , delivered the keynote address at the International Conference of the charity Humanity First on Saturday, 3rd March 2018. Humanity First works around the globe on humanitarian projects, building hospitals, drilling wells and holding free health clinics for the poor and underserved. Go to www.humanityfirst.org to find out more. The 3-day conference, held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, was attended by more than 220 delegates from 27 countries...

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