Monday, March 24, 2014

Nikah-related Sanctions in the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya

Ahmadis are among the finest and ardent advocates of freedom of conscience. Yet, the Jamaat today is   practicing thought control through intimidatory strategies of expulsion and boycott. If an Ahmadi today wholeheartedly believes in the continuity of Divine guidance as explained in the tenets of the Promised Massih (as) and acts upon that belief by recognizing and accepting the new Divine Manifestation, he or she could and would be expelled by the Jamaat system. Such a person is further liable to be socially boycotted by the community of his own people. Individual Ahmadis, including close relatives, are obliged by the system to break the ties of kinship with those who accept the new Mujaddid. 

A central offence is deemed to be committed by, or attributed to, a member when he or she invites such a relative to the family functions, including Nikah. The punishment for such independence of thought may range from loss of office functions to even the expulsion from Nizam and the common workers are deprived of their  basic rights and even their very livelihoods. The scales of justice are blatantly uneven and tilted invariably in favour of the elites and their cronies who can and will manipulate the unscrupulous in the system to get out of difficult situations. The situation in Maurititus is illustrative of the wider malaise of thought control, lack of empathy and dreadful intolerance, systemic injustice and mindless nepotism plaguing  the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya today. 


Two recent marriages in Mauritius

There were recently two marriages in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, in Pailles (Mauritius)  where a Kala (found in the mainstream Ahmadiyya Jamaat) of 2 children who were getting married, and another one who is a neighbour were invited, and because they attended the wedding/s, action were taken against these two ladies.

Where is that Jamaat heading to? Is that the same Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as)? Is this what Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) has taught? On the contrary, Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) has said, “If I am praying and the house of my neighbour is on fire, I stop my prayer and go and help him.” And in this case, all parties being Ahmadi Muslim believers, but because some believed in the Divine Manifestation, they (the so-called chiefs) are the same ones to take sanctions, the same ones to order expulsion and the same ones to apply boycott. And they even said to come forward and ask for forgiveness, and they are the same ones to forgive!

Now, we shall see what these so-called defenders of Khilafat will do concerning a wedding (Nikah) which was held on Friday 24 January 2014, where the invitation extended from Wednesday 22 January 2014 till Sunday 26 January 2014, where the members of the Divine Manifestation and those expelled from the Jamaat Ahmadiyya were invited. And on whom the orders of boycott was supposed to be applied, whereby not to invite them etc.

But the parent (responsible party) of the bride did not listen to them, did not apply boycott and invite all as from Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 January 2014 – four Jamaats reunited together! – and the lady who has extended the invition, is also the relative of the Amir Jamaat of Mauritius. Her brother, and brothers-in-law are found in the Central Amila. What shall these people do in this situation?

I am observing this situation very closely. And moreover, the people whom they have forbidden to extend invitation are invited and they are even invited to come for the Nikah ceremony, held in the headquarter of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Mauritius – Dar-us-Salam Mosque,  and thus they successfully entered the Dar-us-Salam Mosque. Boycott?  or No Boycott?

Frozen Relations and an Islamic Initiative

After 10 years, a lady who ‘once upon a time’ belonged to the Divine Manifestation… After witnessing many divine signs she left the Divine Manifestation, and after so many years, she has reflected upon the arguments which we have put forward and she has taken the firm decision to, come what may, break the iceberg which has accumulated through the passage of time and proceeded forward for reconciliation like Islam teaches. This is indeed a positive step forward in favour of this lady.

Verily, like the Quran and Sunnah state, the one who makes the initial step forward for reconciliation between Muslims, then there is forgiveness for him/her from Allah. Verily, Allah knows best with what intention that lady took the initiative (for reconciliation), and we pray that Allah forgive her and approaches her near to Him (Allah) and bestow upon her the grace to reform her life in such a way that Islam breathes from all directions with her and that she obtains peace which comes from Allah. Insha-Allah.

It is to the credit of the lady, BUT…

(1)   Now, what shall the present Amir, his Mullahs, Khalifa shall do?

But, Oh she committed a grievous sin, hasn’t she? How grievous it is! You have not yet taken her in the open to stone her? What will you dooo? Boycott the lady like some did during the wedding reception she organised (for her daughter) on the last day, 26 January 2014? These people saw the members of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam present in all functions related to the wedding and the wedding (Nikah) itself at the Dar-us-Salam, just like the invitation specified. They marked their presence there, and these so-called great families, great members of the Amila were also present in these wedding functions and sat together on same table and ate to their fill… all went smoothly…

till Sunday 26 January 2014, when they were absolutely sure that the members of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam shall also be present, and thus, the only sanction which this wedding received (and it is worthy to mention that it was at last minute when the wedding itself and all diners have gone well) is that the Ahmadis and Amila members must stand up and walk out from the lieu of wedding reception (held at ‘Domaine Anna’)! “Zot fine aller pou nana, mais selment zot fine bizin quite Domaine Anna pou na pas nana! Zot fine accepter pou na pas nana mais mette boycotte lors nana!” (They went there to “nana” (eat), but they had to leave “Domaine Anna” not to “nana” (eat)! They accepted not to “nana” (eat) and to put boycott on “nana” (food)!)

But (unbeknowest to them) that day, Allah sent down His revelations and gave clear instruction (to the members of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam invited in these functions) not to attend that last day’s wedding reception. Allah did not say to boycott, but verily, in His wisdom He gave such instructions not to go there.

And later on, we came to know about the wisdom of this divine instruction. It became clear; and verily, those people, upon seeing that the members of the Divine Manifestation were present in those wedding functions during all these days, therefore these people (the so-called defenders of Khilafat) decided to “boycott” that last function, the wedding reception, but their plan failed (it was in vain that they left the place)! The members of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam were not present in that reception! The wisdom of Allah is really extraordinary. Alhamdulillah.

TO SANCTION, OR NOT?

If Mr. Moussa and the members of his central committee take action against the Ahmadis and members of the Amila who have been present during the Nikah and the wedding functions from 24-26 January 2014, he is in a fix! – NOT ISLAMIC!!!

If Mr. Moussa and the members of his central committee do not take action against the lady and the Ahmadis and members of the Amila who have been present during the Nikah and wedding functions from 24-26 January 2014, he is in a fix! – Injustice against all those Ahmadis who had organised weddings of their children in the past and who were foolish enough to listen to these proud and arrogant people (great so-called defenders of Khilafat), and it is also an injustice against those who have gone to take part in the weddings which have been celebrated by the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Al Mouslemeen, and who have been sanctioned for going there. These people were stripped of their posts within the Jamaat and Amila. INJUSTICE!!!

What will they do? Sanction the lady who has invited her families found in all Jamaats in Islam? If she is sanctioned, then what kind of sanction will she receive? She is not a member of the Amila! How then to sanction her? Expel her out of the Nizam-e-Jamaat? She has family ties with the Amir Jamaat of Mauritius, Mr. Moussa Taujoo. Will the later hesitate? This concerns his sister-in-law and niece! Sanction them? Expel them? What will heee dooo?

So, my dear Ahmadi brothers and sisters, be aware of your rights which the Quran and Sunnah has given you, do not listen to those imbeciles who are introducing innovations (Bidah) in Islam. For how long again will you let these so-called great families and high intellectuals in religious matters fool you about Allah and that which is permitted or forbidden?

Non-Acceptance of Chanda

Another point which I would like to put in perpective is the ORDER which has been given by the Khalifa through his Vakil-e-Ala concerning not accepting the Chanda and other contributions of “those penalized by the Jamaat”. They talk big words, not to accept the money of ‘these people’, but personally I see that they are taking the money gracefully. They say that they don’t need our money, but on the other hand, they keep our money contributions with them. Why? So that fraudsters come and empty the treasury of the Jamaat, and so that the Misters (great and rich influential people) in the Jamaat can amuse themselves with Jamaat money?

Violation of Basic Rights of Workers

Do they honour payment of salary to the Jamaat workers? It is unfortunate see how injustice (Zulum) is being done on the people in Jamaat Ahmadiyya, national and international. And when you listen to these people (so-called defenders of Khilafat), then you will realise that their words and actions do not concord. They do not even practice what they preach.

You can now ask me what Zulum has the Jamaat Ahmadiyya (the people therein) done? We are ourselves an example: There are some (people) who worked for the Jamaat, they had preferred to reject all good job offers elsewhere only to work for the Jamaat of Hazrat Massih Ma’ud (as) and these days, they have been removed from their post. They are such people who have toiled day and night, without neither any overtime payment, nor increase in salary.

Nowadays, you will see one who will work (as show-off), all work and problem he is prepared to deal with (for some minutes only) when he is verily the king of laziness, and who tries to butter people, especially the great Misters and chiefs and therefore, naturally, his salary is special because of his family ties with these ‘great bosses’. As for the other people, they have to toil hard at work and there is no increase in pay for them. This is complete injustice, and I am myself a victim of this injustice, having myself worked for the account of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya from 12 November 1987 – 31 December 2000.

The sweat of my labour was usurped

They have played with people’s feelings by saying that this is Jamaat’s work. As if, we (workers of the Jamaat) have no family (to take care of), as if we don’t have any expenses (to pay for),  whereas the ‘big bosses’ do as they please.

When I was expelled from the Nizam-e-Jamaat because I said that I was recipient of divine revelations, not only did I found myself out from the Jamaat but also out from my work, my livelihood without prior notice. When I wrote them 3 letters concerning my job – and in the last letter I gave them an ultimatum – it is then that they replied to me and dared to say that the Jamaat decided to give me an “Ex-Gratia”. I am of no need of their “Ex-Gratia”. What I need is the sweat of my labour.

Till today, they kept silent on the subject, playing the deaf, whereas these people hold great posts elsewhere. They sought mundane works which pay well, where they will get lots of money, benefits and honour. And there will be no problem for them if they take “leaves without pay” to go to other countries to seek more money, as long as they are working to build the lives of their children. As if they are the only ones who have stomachs to eat; workers of the Jamaat have to work for only some rupees. This does not affect them (not being their problem).

We are now in the year 2014. No response from them concerning my job and the length of time I worked for the Jamaat Ahmadiyya. They sought the advices of their so-called legal counsellors but even their legal counsellors have received from Allah some big chocs in their lives, but nevertheless, they are not reforming themselves! Wait till Allah (swt) renders His verdict/Judgement. There are Maktab/Madrassa teachers who are teaching the children and who are only being paid Rs.1000 per month, these days in 2014 when the cost of living has climbed. These imbeciles know only that which concerns them, not others. There are other such occurrences and situations. The list is long.

Treasury-sucking Thieves and Wolves in the Jamaat

On the other hand, there are others who are emptying the drawer/treasury of the Jamaat. They are stealing the hard-earned sacrifices which the Ahmadis have made in the path of Allah. There are those who have stolen money, but these affairs have been hidden, muffled and those at the top have preferred reimbursing the money quietly, and those kinds of people are still in the Jamaat, and no action is taken against them, and no boycott. They are still being held high in esteem. Therefore I tell these people, continue to raise those kinds of people higher; when Allah (swt) shall cause them to fall (from that height) then there shall be no way out for them.

Thus, if those who cause innocents harm and made them to suffer had eyes, they would have seen visions of their punishments.
اَنَّ اللّٰہَ شَدِیۡدُ الۡعَذَابِ ۝
Annalaaha Shahiidul-Azaab
“Allah is severe in punishment!”

They chose the deviating path in their arrogance which they have, instead of taking the right path. They are adamant in their wrong decision. In other words, they prefer divine punishment instead of the forgiveness of Allah.

TO PONDER UPON

There have been in each era people who rejected Allah and His Messenger. They make all sorts of plans to create havoc on earth and to destroy the divine harvest and the seekers of truth. They do not realise that their acts do not please Allah (swt) at all. These kinds of people, whenever the divine message is given to them, a criminal arrogance seize them and thus they are satisfied with hell-fire.

Life on earth is attractive for those who do not have faith and they are those who mock those who have faith, and they try to attribute all sorts of defects on the believers, and call them all sorts of evil names, ridicule them, but alas they do not now that:

وَ اللّٰہُ یَرۡزُقُ مَنۡ یَّشَآءُ بِغَیۡرِ حِسَابٍ ۝

Wallaahu yarzuqu mayy-yashaaa-u bigayri hisaab.
“And Allah gives His favour to whom He wills without account.”

اَلَاۤ اِنَّ نَصۡرَ اللّٰہِ  قَرِیۡبٌ ۝

Alaaa inna nasrallaahi qariib?

“Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.”

The help of Allah is always near for those who put their trust in Allah and who accept all kinds of persecutions, trials and boycott.

The Holy Qur'an has verily said:

“Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated. Allah has written, “I will surely overcome, I and My messengers.” Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might. You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred. Those - He has decreed within their hearts faith and supported them with spirit from Him. And We will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him – those are the party of Allah. Unquestionably, the party of Allah – they are the successful.” (58: 21-23).

CONCLUSION

Earthly entertainment is very temporary. It is life after death which is better for those who have the fear of Allah only, not the fear of the proud ones and those who instil hatred in the hearts of people whenever they are sitting on the chair of authority. Creature commits injustice towards creature. On the other hand, Allah (our Creator) does not do the least injustice.

Allah (swt) sent us the Book with truth so that we may judge people with justice. But alas, in that Jamaat, they are trying to conceal their maneuverings (evil plots), grievous errors which others do. They verily do not think upon the fact that they cannot hide anything from Allah, and Allah encircles them in all that they do.

You are trying to protect these kinds of people, hiding their scheming just because they hail from such and such great families, who are so-called important people of the Jamaat, but (tell me) who shall come forward to plead for them and cover their filth on the Day of Judgement? These so-called people in authority in the Jamaat are sinning without realising how much harm they are inflicting upon their own souls. And without doubt, they are carrying a heavy load of sins on their backs. There is no good in harming other people, taking actions against them because they are in good terms or invite people who have recognised the signs of Allah. There is no good in being unjust against them and applying boycott.

On the contrary, it would have been praiseworthy had they ordained justice and attempted to close the distance between brothers and sisters of one same faith. Those who do such good works (bridging the distance and bringing in accority), this pleases Allah and Allah (swt) says:

فَسَوۡفَ نُؤۡتِیۡہِ اَجۡرًا عَظِیۡمًا ۝

Fa-sawfa nu’-tiihi ajran aziimaa.   We shall bestow on him a vast reward.”

Allah (swt) has made us clearly understood this from the Holy Quran:

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.”

When you hold the seat of power, when you are in authority, you must judge according to what Allah (swt) has sent down, and you must not follow the desires of those people (who try to do what is against Allah’s commandments), and you must be careful in how you judge.

You must not give preference to anyone. We must not turn our backs to the divine instructions bestowed upon us. If you turn your backs to the divine instruction, then be assured that the intention of Allah is to punish you for the wrong judgement and this indeed becomes a grievous sin. Nobody can judge the faith of others, whereby Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran:

وَ مَنۡ اَحۡسَنُ مِنَ اللّٰہِ حُکۡمًا لِّقَوۡمٍ یُّوۡقِنُوۡنَ   ٪۝

Wa man ahsanu minallaahi hukmal-li-qawmiyy-yuuqinuun. “Who is better than Allah for judgment to a people who have certainty (in their belief).”

How many are those who are reflecting upon the fact that if someone by his arrogance use his authority to abandon the divine instructions which are found in the Sacred Book (the Quran), then Allah shall create another people who shall have the love of Allah in their hearts and who shall fight for the cause of Allah, and Allah (swt) will love them and will be with them wherever they are. And these people will act modestly towards the believers, but will act with such severity towards the hypocrites, zaalim, fasiqeen, and all those who revolt against the commandments of Allah (swt), who do injustice. These are those who fight for the cause of Allah and shall not fear any criticism coming from anyone. A true believer is one who has the fear of only Allah in his heart, not the fear of creatures.

Has the time not come Oh Ahmadis that you rebel against injustice and act like the endowed with knowledge from among the Quraish after the 3 years boycott they instituted against Nabi Kareem (saw) and the Banu Hashim ? Had these people not decided to remove the decree of man-made boycott and had they not seen the miracle of Allah whereby the termites had bitten all parts of the pact except for the name and praise of Allah?

Reflect for a moment, but do not lose time because then it will be too late for you. Ponder over these points carefully and take your lives in hand, according to the Quran and Sunnah, according to the divine instructions, not those of man! Will the Khalifa and those so-called proud people come to your rescue when your turn to account (before Allah) shall come? Or will they prefer to save their own skin on that terrible day (it will be a day of terror for those culprits before the sight of Allah)?


If Allah wants to guide man to reform himself on the straight path, then Allah fills his heart with hatred against all that is corrupted in the society in which he is living and all that which causes deviation from the right path.

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