Is Islam a Threat to Poland and World Peace?

This lecture was delivered by Maulana Ataul Mujeeb Rashed, Imam of the London Mosque, at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Professor Solanta Sierakowska-Dyndo, Dean of Faculty of Oriental Studies, chaired the meeting. This important topic incorporates two different sentiments. One is the feeling of love and affection the Polish people have for their beloved country. Obviously no Polish citizen would ever like their country to encounter any threat to its peace and stability. Secondly, it has an element of fear in it that Islam and its increasing influence and impact in the world may be posing...

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True Loyalty to One’s Nation

Address by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), Khalifatul Masih V, Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, at the Military Headquarters in Koblenz, Germany on 30th May 2012 “Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem – In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahe Wa Barakatohu – peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all. I would like to first of all take this opportunity to thank all of you for inviting me to your headquarters and giving me the opportunity to say a few words. As the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I would like to speak to you about...

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Interest

The Islamic economic system runs on the total absence of the interest factor. Yet there is no historical nor current evidence to suggest that as a result of no interest, the demon of inflation went amok, and set the prices spiralling up beyond control. In the contemporary times, we have a very interesting opportunity to draw comparisons with regard to the influence of interest rates, or its absence, on inflation. The government of China under Mao Tse Tsung’s era made many experiments with the economy. Some faltered. Some produced excellent results. But during the entire reign of Mao Tse Tsung...

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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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