Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Ahmadi Cult, Excommunications and an Official Admission!

I have a little something I would like to share with my readers this evening, particularly with the Muslim and Non-Ahmadi readers, as I am sure this will prove to be an eye opener for many outside of the Ahmadiyya Cult. Although it is no secret that the Ahmadiyya Community uses expulsion / excommunication as a form of punishment against its members, it is often routinely denied by the Ahmadiyya and its members, especially as this blows their boasts of ‘love for all hatred for none’ straight out of the water.

I am presenting an article from Tariq Magazine; an official community magazine, aimed at targeting young Ahmadi men. It is an official community publication and is the mouthpiece of the youth leadership. 

This right here is an admission, if there ever was one: 
Excommunication: A Way to Reformation!
Since time immemorial we have seen in human societies that it has been common practise to call to account members who breach the laws or rules of that society, which are set in order to guarantee its progress, success, and security.
This is necessary in order to guarantee the stability of the system and its smooth flow. We do not find any organisation, society or nation that does not base its establishment on this fundamental principle.
Examples are found in our daily lives i.e. if you run a red light or go over the speed limit you will be punished or if you steal something you will have to face a punishment. Similarly, a referee will use his authority to give you a red card if you foul another player etc hence an “illegal” action is always followed by a reaction in the form of a penalty administered by the higher authority which is responsible for overseeing of that administrative body or system.
So too is the case in the spiritual world. When Satan caused Adam (AS) and Eve to fall into disobedience by deceit and they ate from the forbidden tree, Allah punished them for their unlawful action.
But this did not only happen at the time of Adam (AS) but also with other Prophets. When Moses (AS) retired to Mount Sinai for his forty day communication with God, Samiri misled the children of Israel in his absence. When Moses (AS) returned he seized his brother Aaron (AS) by the beard because he did not successfully prevent the people from worshipping the calf. Samiri was punished with a serious social boycott for having misled the Israelites into calf worship.
Then, when three companions of the Holy Prophet (SAAWS) stayed back in Medina during the Battle of Tabuk and were unable to present any logical and reasonable excuse for their absence the Holy Prophet (SAAWS) punished them with a fifty day boycott from the community of the Muslims. They were not to be spoken to and were ordered to keep away from their wives. After fifty days, the Holy Prophet (SAAWS) announced their forgiveness after the Fajr prayer.
All of these examples have one commonality. The victims were only excluded from their social life, either indefinitely or for a certain period. However, they were not forced to recant their belief and declared as non-believers. The ultimate punishment of being deprived of belief was to be given or is given by God himself in the Hereafter. The only worldly punishment was either a social boycott or a ban.
Every teaching brought by a Prophet had the purpose of strengthening the faith of the believers and forming them into righteous and morally developed people. Anyone who was found guilty of breaking that spiritual and sometimes worldly law had to be punished in order to safeguard the rest of the community from the ill effects of the offenders.
Following the footsteps of former Prophets and our beloved master the Holy Prophet (SAAWS) when a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is faced with disciplinary action, due to his or her un-Islamic actions, or due to a grave disobedience towards the administrative system which is put in place by the community, they are expelled from the administrative framework of the community as a means of reformation. This decision is taken by the Khalifa of the time, and it is upon his discretion to decide when such firm action must be taken. The purpose is not to publically humiliate anyone, but merely to encourage a sense of remorse and to promote reformation. If a person who is punished repents from his disobedience, the door is always open to such a person.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a divinely established community, and it is necessary to uphold a high level of morality and adherence to Islamic teachings. For this reason, Promised Messiah has stated countless times in his writings that only those people would be from among my community who practise Islam to the best of their ability and follow the injunctions of the Holy Quran. This is not an un-Islamic practise at all.  Did the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAAWS) not say that he who does not follow my Sunnah is not from among me? So too, when a member does not meet the high moral standard which is expected of him as prerequisite to be a part of the community, and commits a deed which is in complete contradiction to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet (SAAWS) despite many warnings, is expelled from the administrative system of the community. The punishment administered to such people is that financial donations are not accepted from them, they are not given offices in the administrative framework of the community and sometimes they are excommunicated. Once again, the only purpose for this is to instil within them a sense of remorse and to encourage sincere repentance. And as already explained, this practise of punishment has been employed by the Prophets throughout history in order to safeguard and preserve the purity of the community of believers.
By Rawah-Uddin Arif, Jamia Ahmadiyya UK.
Tariq Magazine, Page 13, Nov 2011.

And you say this isn't a cult?!?!

I don’t have much time to comment on this tonight but would request that Ahmadi readers please, please, please explain why they (your community) refuse financial donations from the expelled/reprimanded Ahmadi when they collect these donations as ‘charity’ using Gift Aid relief, as a registered charity?? Are registered charities allowed to refuse donations if for example, the donor went to a mixed wedding party or didn’t like a local community decision and as a result, the Khalifa excommunicated them? This compulsory religious taxation (an innovation in Islam) is being collected under the guise of charitable donations but then is also used against the member when their money is refused (as a form of humiliation and punishment). Have a think about this one and get back at me! 

That’s all from me for the rest of this week. I have an important announcement to make about the Blog in the next week or so but in the meantime, check back on Sunday.