Muslims should not respond to such horrific and provocative acts through violence. Instead, they should educate people about the Quran’s true teachings so that anti-Muslim extremists could not seek to defame Islam by taking individual Quranic verses completely out of context to further their hateful objectives.
AUGUST 30, 2020
On 29 August 2020, in a virtual meeting with the members of the National Majlis Amila (Executive) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Sweden, the World Head of the community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmadaa condemned the recent incidents that took place in Malma Sweden.
His Holiness presided the meeting from his office in Islamabad, Tilford, whilst the Swedish National Amila members attended the meeting from the Mahmood Mosque complex in Malmo.
During the hour-long meeting, the Amila members had the opportunity to present a report about their respective departments and to seek the guidance and instructions of His Holiness on a range of issues.
Whilst speaking to the National Secretary Tabligh (Outreach), His Holiness condemned in the strongest terms far-right extremists who had burned a copy of the Holy Quran in Malmo a day earlier.
His Holiness also made it clear that it was wrong for Muslims to respond to such horrific and provocative acts through violence or disorder. Rather, it was up to Muslims to educate people about the Quran’s true teachings so that anti-Muslim extremists could not seek to defame Islam by taking individual Quranic verses completely out of context to further their own hateful aims and objectives.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmadaa said:
The truth is that most people in Sweden and other Western countries remain unaware of the true teachings of Islam and this enables extremists to take individual verses of the Holy Quran completely out of context for the sake of their false propaganda. People who conduct such hateful acts have no knowledge of Islam or what the actual conditions laid down in the Holy Quran are for Jihad. They ignore the fact that the Bible has many more verses that can be taken out of context and used to justify the use of force. Regardless, it is the duty of Ahmadi Muslims to introduce and exemplify the true and peaceful teachings of Islam in each and every city and town so that people understand the reality of our religion.
As the meeting concluded, His Holiness reminded the members of Majlis Amila to fulfil their duties with integrity and with the fear of Allah the Almighty embedded in their hearts.