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November 26th, 2009

Playing the “Qadiani” card

Submitted by Usman.

It is a well known phenomenon that in Pakistan whenever any person or party desires to discredit a public figure (usually for political motives) one of the ways of doing so is to declare him/her a “Qadiani” or at least show his/her connections to the “Qadianis”. I think even General Zia was once accused of this (perhaps explaining his zeal to enact anti-Ahmadi legislations). Now a new trend has emerged, whereby allegedly corrupt politicians are now playing the “Qadiani” card to save themselves.

A senior PPP leader and a sitting minister was recently accused of taking Rs. 35 million in bribes (

Note that the accusation was made under oath in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Now in any civilized country a minister, if faced with such a shameful scenario, would immediately resign and officially clear his name before even daring to run for public office again. But in Pakistan the said minister has promptly declared that this is all a “Qadiani” conspiracy (, because he is apparently a major “hurdle” in the “nefarious designs” of the Qadianis. He then elaborates that this has something to do with his pro-blasphemy law stance (notorious for resulting in persecution of minorities including murder) and him being “Wakeel-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat and Aseer-e-Namus-e-Khatm-e-Rusul”.

In the end he says that he is ready to “offer any sacrifice for the defence of Islamic status of the constitution and honour of the holy Prophet (PBUH) and such tactics could not deprive him of this honour.” It is actually quite sad that a Govt. Minister accused of financial corruption (in a poor country which has one of the highest rates of child mortality this is a horrendous and inhuman crime) is linking the accusation to an attack on the honour of The Holy Prophet (pbuh). May Allah have mercy. Some one famous said (I can’t remember who): “Religion is the last refuge of the scoundrel”!

I also look at this as another “Zour avar humla”; that a person who is “Wakeel-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat” is being publicly exposed as corrupt and dishonest.

11 Responses to “Playing the “Qadiani” card”

  1. “Dr”. Zaheerud Din Babar Awan is no stranger to controversy. He is a fake Dr.

  2. I think he is not the only lawyer who has been accused in this case. Some other prominent lawyers have also been accused in the same case.  One should ask him whether all of them have been accused for the same reason.

  3. Prophetic words of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: The Man Who Knew The Future Of Pakistan Before Its Creation
    “Muslims must realise that they are bearers of a universal message. They are not a racial or regional grouping in whose territory others cannot enter. Strictly speaking, Muslims in India are not one community; they are divided among many well-entrenched sects. You can unite them by arousing their anti-Hindu sentiment but you cannot unite them in the name of Islam. To them Islam means undiluted loyalty to their own sect. Apart from Wahhabi, Sunni and Shia there are innumerable groups who owe allegiance to different saints and divines. Small issues like raising hands during the prayer and saying Amen loudly have created disputes that defy solution. The Ulema have used the instrument of takfeer [fatwas declaring someone as infidel] liberally. Earlier, they used to take Islam to the disbelievers; now they take away Islam from the believers. Islamic history is full of instances of how good and pious Muslims were branded kafirs. Prophets alone had the capability to cope with these mindboggling situations. Even they had to pass through times of afflictions and trials. The fact is that when reason and intelligence are abandoned and attitudes become fossilised then the job of the reformer becomes very difficult.
    But today the situation is worse than ever. Muslims have become firm in their communalism; they prefer politics to religion and follow their worldly ambitions as commands of religion. History bears testimony to the fact that in every age we ridiculed those who pursued the good with consistency, snuffed out the brilliant examples of sacrifice and tore the flags of selfless service. Who are we, the ordinary mortals; even high ranking Prophets were not spared by these custodians of traditions and customs. — Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in an interview to journalist Shorish Kashmiri for a Lahore based Urdu magazine, Chattan, in April 1946.”


  4. I came across the following quote, perhaps of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, published in magazine owned by him, on opponents of our jamaat blog:
    “Since quite some time this Jamaat (Ahmadiyya) has been divided into two groups because of the differences on the issue of Takfir. One group believes that non-Ahmadi Muslims too are Muslims even though they don’t believe in the claims of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib, while the other group openly proclaims that those who do not believe in Hazrat Mirza Sahib are kafir. Mirza Basheer-ud-din Mahmud Ahmad is the leader of the latter group and they have now declared him as their Khalifah, but the first group does not recognise him. The articles published by Maulana Muhammad Ali in this behalf and the unparalleled courage and boldness with which he had expressed his opinion while residing in Qadian is in fact an event which will go down in the history as the greatest event of this year.” (Al-Hilal, 25th March, 1914).

  5. This has been published in Mujahid-i Kabir, biography of Maulana Muhammad Ali, since long ago. It is expressed in the English translation of this book as follows:

    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad commented on this in his newspaper Al-Hilal, dated 25 March 1914, as follows:

    “For some time, there had been two parties in this Movement over the question of takfir. One party believed that non-Ahmadis are Muslims even though they may not believe in Mirza sahib’s claims. The other party, however, declared openly and clearly that those people who do not believe in Mirza sahib are kafir absolutely — inna li-llahi wa inna ilai-hi raji‘un. The head of the latter party is Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad, and this faction has now made him khalifa but the first group does not accept this. The writing published in this connection by Maulana Muhammad Ali, and the wonderful and admirable courage he has shown in expressing these views while staying in Qadian, where the heads of the other party live, is truly an event which shall always be regarded as a memorable event of this year.”

  6. Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement support in creation of Pakistan.
    Has Pakistan Arrived?
    By Brigadier (ret) Simon Samson Sharaf
    “Christians of Punjab and Sindh voted unanimously in favour of Pakistan. Leaders such as S P Singha, Joshua Fazal Din, Chandu Lal and Gibbons remained Quaid e Azam’s most trusted allies in difficult and treacherous times. So did both factions of the Ahmediya Jamaat. They were Pakistanis by choice and never the conquered people. They were also the torch bearers of Pakistan Movement that ran the last but one lap. Men like S M Burke made remarkable contributions in articulating Pakistan’s foreign policy.”

  7. The unjust Mullah who worships Allah as a deity is no different than an idolater while forgetting that Allah is alive and enforces His Laws irrespective or one’s cast, creed or faith. Like any pagan, Mullah has to please his god by sacrifices even if he has to kill a fellow human being. The Mullah infested nation of Pakistan that sacrifices the Ahmadi point of view (not for its demerits, if any, but) for political point scoring at the altar of pseudo piety, can draw its admonishment from Quran. The following verses seem to be revealed equally for Muhammad PBUH or any Mujaddid after him. Read them in context of the geo-political-spiritual-social-economic-historical view of how that nation has treated and continues to treat Kalima reciting Ahmadis:

    35:15. Mankind! it is you who are dependent upon Allâh (for your physical and spiritual needs), but Allâh, He is Self-Sufficient (- independent of all needs), the Praiseworthy (in His Own right).

    35:16. If He please, He may destroy you and replace you with another people;

    35:17. And that is not at all difficult for Allâh (to do so).

    35:18. And no soul that bears (its own) burden (of responsibility) can bear the burden of another. And if a soul heavily laden (with the weight of sins) calls to (be relieved of) its burden, not the least of its burden shall be borne (by the other) even though (it calls its) near kinsman. You can warn only those who hold their Lord in awe in the heart of their hearts and observe Prayer. And one who purifies oneself shall do it only for the good of one’s own soul, for to Allâh shall be the eternal return.

    35:19. The blind person and the person who sees are not alike;

    35:20. Nor the thick darkness (of ignorance) and the light (of Islam);

    35:21. Nor the shades (of the Heaven) and the horrid heat (of the Hell-fire).

    35:22. The (spiritually) living and the (spiritually) dead are not alike. Allâh causes to hear whom He will. But you cannot make those hear who are (lying buried) in the graves (of ignorance and prejudice).

    35:23. You are only a Warner.

    35:24. Verily, We have sent you with the lasting truth (as) a Bearer of glad-tidings and (as) a Warner (to them), for there has been no people but have (been warned by) a Warner (from God).

    35:25. And if they cry you lies, (remember) their predecessors (also) cried lies (to their Messengers of God) though their Messengers had brought to them clear proofs, the Scriptures and the illuminating Book.

    35:26. Then I took those who disbelieved to task, then (you saw) how (terrible) was the result of My disapproval (of them, and how tremendous was the change I brought)!

    [The Holy Quran – Allamah Nooruddin]

  8. ^I think this is an issue that has plagued the AAIIL since 1914. This is not a new issue.

    I think that Hazrat M. Ali was very wise when he suggested that the ahmadis should nurture a feeling of brotherhood will all other muslims. KK argued along the same lines. HMBMA totally disagreed, he wanted isolation.

    This idea of M. ali and perhaps noorudin was a great thought process in terms of strategical alliance, unfortunately at the time it wasnt deemed as important. HMBMA assumed that the british would never leave India. If that were the case HMBMA had the better strategy. As soon as the brits left, HMBMA strategy fell apart.

    Isolation he wanted and isolation he got.

    ^that my friends is the story.

  9. An interesting comment about the character referred to in this thread:

    “…My friend Dr Babar Awan — as a colleague in Parliament he is a friend — holds a doctorate from Montecello University, a university whose existence even the keenest geographers have had a hard time discovering. Still the doctor insists his doctorate — no doubt in higher jurisprudence — is genuine.

    It has now been revealed in a deposition before the Supreme Court by the principal defendant in the Haris Steel Mills case that Dr Babar Awan received four crore rupees, from any angle not a piddling sum, half in legal fees and half on the assurance that the Dogar Supreme Court — alas, no more — would deliver a favourable verdict. Instead of denying the allegation, or explaining it in some other way, as lesser morals might have done, Dr Babar Awan says this is all a Qadiani conspiracy against him because he is such a champion of the Khatam-e-Nabuwat movement…”

    God save Islam from such champion[s]

    Qadir kay karobaar namoon-dar ho gaey.
    Kafir jo kah-tay thay nang-goon-sar ho gaey
    Jintney bhi thay sub kay sub giriftar ho gaey
    Mirza Ghulam Ahmed

    The tempest strikes — and leaves the presidency bare – Ayaz Amir

  10. Apparently this gentleman, “Dr.” Babar Awan, is being nominated for “Sitara Imtiaz” (a civil award by the Govt. of Pakistan) by the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, perhaps making Pakistan the only country in the world where ministers accused of corruption are promptly given civil awards!!  To be fair though,  one must disclose the possibility that President Zardari is not a hypocrite so is truthfully giving the award to the mininster best doing the “job” assigned.

  11. Seems to be yet another feather  in Mr. Babar Awan’s cap.

    According to a letter today in the Daily Times, Mr. Awan has been lobbying behind the scenes in cohorts with the Islamic Political Parties to oppose a piece of legislation that is designed to protect working women from sexual harrasment at the work place (a problem more common in the Land of the Pure than what one might think as I personally know of 2 such cases).  Just goes to show the regressive mentality of these people (who also happen be openly anti-ahmadi).  Can’t even think how they can justify, from an Islamic point of view, oppostion to a bill that will protect women from being sexually exploited at the work place.

    Read letter here.

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