• Does Death Sentence for Adultery Represent The True Face of Islam?



    Tom Chivers, the Telegraph's Strategic Events Editor, has written an article yesterday on the impending execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in Iran for the crime of adultery.  He is questioning whether this represents the true face of Islam and goes on to comment, that Islam may not have gone through a process of moral disarmament and maturity that Christianity has.


    "But Islam has not gone through a similar process of moral disarmament. Why? Is it because the religion itself is younger and hasn’t had the time to mature? Is it because the countries in which it holds sway are generally poorer and haven’t gone through the same liberal-capitalist revolutions that most Christian ones have? Is it because Muslims feel oppressed by the rich, decadent, ubiquitous West? Or is it because the contents of the book itself are more given to savagery? I don’t know. You don’t know. A lot of people have very loud opinions on the subject, but they don’t know either, because it’s impossible to know.What we do know is that there are decent people who happen to be Muslims and who are trying to make the acceptable face of Islam the only one. Some of them are in Iran, struggling to have the death sentence against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani overturned, at considerable personal risk. We shouldn’t deny that Islam has brutal, medieval-minded followers, and nor should we claim that they are “perverting” the “true face” of the religion. Religions don’t have “true faces”. They have people. Each of those people will have a different idea of what the religion’s true face is. Some of those ideas are more morally acceptable than others (and, yes, morality exists entirely separate from religion, in case I have to say it again). Let’s try to encourage those. Forget whether they’re “true”, just ask if they’re good."


     Members are requested to respond by condemning the pending execution as being a complete misapplication of the guidance provided by the Holy Quran and the practice of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw).   Further to this members should highlight that Religion is not defined by its followers, but religion is a system of belief which is defined by its original teachings.  


    In fact the original teachings, including prophecies of the Holy Prophet himself, foretold of a time when religious scholars would be the source of evil plots, distort the original teachings and the Muslim people will be ruled by tyranny.  This is what we find has happened in so called Muslim countries today.  The "decent people" who happen to be Muslims that Tom Chivers refers to are actually practising the original teachings of Islam.  


    Members should also respond to some of the negative comments to the article, in a positive way and not engage in trading insults.

  • Member Alert for Action: International Burn a Qur’an Day

    02 Sep 2010 

    Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Reach Centre in Florida intends to hold an “International Burn a Qur’an Day” on 11th September 2010, to mark the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Huzoor (atba) has mentioned this plan with great concern and regret in his Friday sermon on 20th August 2010. http://www.alislam.org/egazette/press-release/ahmadiyya-muslim-jamaat-condemns-plans-to-burn-holy-quran/ The Dove Centre is trying to incite the feelings of Muslims by spreading a message of hatred to provoke tension between the 2 faiths.  The vast majority of Christians do not support this barbaric action as it is enormously disrespectful and hurtful to the majority of Muslims who are peace-loving and law-abiding citizens. 

  • Extremists' Hate Campaign Targets Ahmadiyya Muslims

    17 Oct 2010 

    Assalamu Alaikum All, Please see the article on page 1, 4 and 5 of the local Wimbledon Guardian newspaper. It is not a Jama’at sponsored article.

  • Hardliners Call for Deaths of Surrey Muslims

    22 Oct 2010 

    "Islamic extremists have started openly calling for the destruction of a controversial Muslim sect in a major escalation of sectarian conflict within British Islam, an investigation by The Independent has revealed.

  • NEW INSTRUCTIONS: Hardliners Call for Deaths of Surrey Muslims

    27 Oct 2010 

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  • Ahmadi Communities Refused Flood Relief in Pakistan

    18 Aug 2010 

    MUZAFFARABAD: The government and local clerics refused to shelter around 500 flood-affected families belonging to the Ahmadiyya community in South Punjab’s relief camps. Not only that, the government also did not send relief goods to the flood-hit areas belonging to the Ahmadiya community, The Express Tribune has learnt during a visit to the devastated Punjab districts of Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur.

  • PRESS RELEASE: US Citizen Killed In Religiously Motivated Attack In Pakistan

    19 Aug 2010 

    Pir Habib al-Rehman becomes second Ahmadi Muslim killed in Pakistan this week

  • PRESS RELEASE: Another Ahmadi Muslim Brutally Martyred

    17 Aug 2010 

    It is with great sadness and regret that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat hereby confirms that a well-known Ahmadi Muslim, Dr Najam al-Hasan (39) was martyred in a religiously motivated attack last night in Karachi, at approximately 12:15am local time.  

  • Immediate Member Action Required: UK's 1st Anti-Terrorism Conference?

    08 Aug 2010 

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  • Instructions to Write Letters to the Daily Dawn Newspaper

    03 Jun 2010