22-23 October; Rabwah: Extremist mullas were permitted to hold another anti-Ahmadiyya conference in the home-town of Ahmadis. Ahmadis had requested the authorities earlier to disallow this conference in view of the prevailing law and order situation, but it went in vain. Such conferences create a lot of trouble for Ahmadis in their own town. Women and children had to stay at home for two days to avoid any unpleasant incident. Markets remained closed during this time. The whole town remains under a sort of siege during these conferences which openly promote hate and incite violence against Ahmadis.
Alami Majlis Tahaffuze Khatme Nabuwwat (AMTKN) held this two-day Khatme Nabuwwat conference in Rabwah on 22 and 23 October, 2020. Maximum attendance reached 12000 in the last session.
The first session started at 10:30 on October 22 and ended at 13:15. Maulvi Khalil Ahmad of Kundian chaired it. Approximately 2500 attended this session. Mullas Muhammad Ismail Shuja Abadi, Ahmad Khan of Quetta, Qazi Haroon ur Rashid of Rawalpindi, Muhammad Owais of Quetta, Mufti Laal Muhammad, Zia ud Din of Lahore, Khabib Ahmad of Toba Tek Singh, Jamil Ahmad of Sakhar and Abdul Mujeeb of Sindh used foul language against Ahmadis and their elders. Qari Jamil, in his lies went to the extent, “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a one-eyed man.”
The second session started at 13:50 and continued until 16:30. Attendance improved to approximately 3500. Maulvis Khalid Amir of Sargodha, Amjad Khan of Faisalabad, Aleem ud Din of Lahore, Abdul Qayyum Haqani of Peshawar, Muhammad Arshad of Tando Adam, Azmat Ullah of Bannu, Mubashir Mehmood of Faisalabad, Jamil ur Rehman of Gujranwala and Senator Atau ur Rehman (JUI-F) of Peshawar addressed the audience.
Muhammad Arshad said, “Qadianis are a filthy gang. Juice produced by them is filthier than urine.” Maulvi Azmat Ullah said, “Efforts are on to deprive the madrassahs of their autonomy. … Blasphemer is wajib ul qatl (must be killed).” Senator Atau ur Rehman (JUI-F) said, “The sacrifices made by our forefathers for the sake of Pakistan are not hidden from anyone. … The Prime Minister deliberately did not utter the word Khatam-un-Nabiyyeen (end of prophethood) correctly in the swearing-in ceremony. The accursed Aasia release and the Kartarpur Corridor was also opened during this government. The government has removed Qadiani column in NADRA’s form.” Qari Aleemuddin said, “Blasphemers of the Companions should be punished according to the constitution. Those who do not believe in the Companions: Take the liberty, but do not insult their dignity.”
The third session started at 20:30 and was presided by Mulla Aziz ur Rehman Sani. Approximately 12000 men were present. Maulvis Abu Bakar of Lahore, Muhammad Hasan of Lahore, Mudassir Ahmad of Tonsa Sharif, Abdul Shakoor Razi of Faisalabad, Qazi Mushtaq Ahmad of Rawalpindi, Irshad Ahmad of Kabir Wala, Dr. Saeed Ahmad of Karachi, Abdul Majeed Hazarvi of Haripur, Safdar Shah Secretary General of JUI, Dr. Abu ul Khyr Muhammad of Karachi, Maulvi Siraj ul Haq Amir Jamaat Islami, Ibtisam Ilahi Zaheer and Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari of Sahiwal addressed the audience.
The speakers used abusive and threatening language against the Ahmadiyya community and its elders e.g. Maulvi Abu Bakar of Lahore said, “We will isolate Qadianis all over the world, and they will be suppressed in every forum.” Mulla Mudassir of Tonsa was highly abusive; he said, “You are the dirtiest and filthiest people in the world.” Mulla Abdul Shakoor said, “Qadianiat is the biggest mischief of the present age. All anti-Islam forces support them. … End of prophethood is the foremost mission of Muslims worldwide. … Qadianis and anti-Islamic forces are being imposed on the Muslims through a conspiracy.” Qazi Mushtaq Ahmad said, “This is the worst mischief in the Islamic history…. In fact, the rulers are the killers.” Maulvi Irshad said, “Street dogs are better than us if we do not protect the belief in the end of prophethood.” Maulvi Abdul Majeed Hazarvi said, “The rulers that have been imposed on us have come on behest of the foreign establishment. … It is the duty of every Muslim to support Maulana Fazlur Rehman.” Syed Safdar Shah general secretary of JUI said, “We are all with Ghazi Khalid who sent a disbeliever to hell. We demand the release of Ghazi Khalid. If the government does not curb the deniers of the end of prophethood, events like Peshawar will continue to happen where a denier of the end of prophethood was sent to hell in public.”
Siraj ul Haq, Amir of Jamaat Islami spoke malice against Ahmadi Jamaat and said, “All the scholars present here are like jewels. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is a kafir (infidel), without any argument. Qadianis are involved in the murder of clerics; they want to spread chaos in the country. … Nawaz Sharif martyred Mumtaz Qadri. Nawaz Sharif paved the way for Qadianiat in the country. … False claimants of prophethood and blasphemers should not be allowed to remain on earth. The poisonous snake of Qadianiat has turned into poisonous dragon with the backing of world powers. Qadiani conspiracy is behind the murder of clerics and the bloodshed among Muslims in Pakistan. In Punjab, for the last 15 years, there has been a humiliating attitude towards religious scholars. To expect any good from these political crooks is to deceive oneself. Reliance on ulama can defeat Western culture and Western politics.” Dr. Abu ul Khyr Muhammad said, “The National Solidarity Council has weakened sectarianism by promoting the unity of Ummah. Sectarianism is being promoted in the country. It has the patronage of the government. The power of madrassahs and mosques in Pakistan will not be questioned and the country will not be allowed to become secular.” Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari said, “Hundreds of Qadianis have converted to Islam after reading the proceedings of the National Assembly. The sacred voice of Tahafuzz Khatme Nabuwwat has reached African and European countries through the efforts of Pakistani ulama.” Maulana Noor Muhammad said, “Without faith in the end of prophethood, all prayers, fasting and other acts of worship are useless.” This session ended at 03:30, the next day.
The fourth session started at 10:00 on 23 October and lasted until 13:30. It was chaired by Maulvi Aziz Ahmad of Kundian. The attendance was approximately 13000. Maulvis Sajid Ahmad of Layyah, Abdus Salam of Gilgit, Muhammad Adil of Azad Kashmir, Abdul Razzaq of Quetta, Dr. Deen Muhammad Afridi, Muhammad Tariq of Dera Ismael Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad of Mir Pur, Tausif Ahmad of Haidarabad, Muhammad Arif of Gujranwala, Aziz ur Rehman of Lahore, Muhammad Ismael Shuja Abadi, Abdullah Hameed Gul s/o General Hameed Gul, Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai and Arshad Madni addressed the audience. Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai used highly abusive language against Ahmadi elders and called them kafir (infidel) and zindeeq (heretic). Maulvi Sajid said, “Calling Qadianis by dirty names is sawab (spiritually rewarding). … They are the enemies of Pakistan’s integrity.” Maulvi Abdul Razzaq said, “Irrigation of Islam demands our blood. We are ready for this sacrifice.” Maulvi Muhammad Ismael Shuja Abadi said, “Qadianis are enemies of both Islam and Pakistan. They are involved in Shia-Sunni riots and incite sectarianism. Qadianis are agents of Jews and were planted by the British.” Abdullah Hameed Gul said, “O Muslims unite. If you unite, the disbelievers will flee. … Soon India will fall apart, and Kashmir will become independent.”
The fifth and last session of the conference started at 14:15 on October 23. The attendance was approximately 12000 in this final session. Maulvis Muhammad Ismael Shuja Abadi, Karim Bhakhsh of Multan and Nasiruddin Khakwani addressed the audience. They used highly abusive and provocative language against Ahmadis. For example, Maulvi Nasiruddin Khakwani said, “Qadianis are disbelievers of Khatme Nabuwwat and are enemies of Pakistan and the Constitution of Pakistan. They are hypocrites and agents of Jews.” Maulvi Karim Bhakhsh said, “Jesus will follow Shariat Muhammdiyya even after his second coming.”
Syed Kafil Bhukhari demanded of the government that Qadiani Jamaat be banned and all the offices and networks of Qadiani Jamaat be sealed. Maulana Muhammad Rizwan Aziz said, “Qadianis’ kufr (infidelity) has gone beyond the kufr of Jews and Christians and become zindiqa (heretic). In view of the situation, Mirza Muhammad Ali Jhelumi and Javed Ahmad Ghamdi are following in the footsteps of Mirza Qadiani.”
A question and answer session was held during this conference. One question was about Ghazi Khalid (who had assassinated Tahir Naseem in a Peshawar court). In reply, Maulvi Allah Wasaya said, “When the law is not followed, the hand of a Muslim stops the blasphemer.” Replying to a remark that Maulvis collect donations from the people in the name of end of Prophethood, but they talk of Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-F in the conference, Maulvi Allah Wasaya said, “As the presence of Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-F is heavy in parliament, and they keep raising voice in support of protection of end of Prophethood, therefore, we support them amply.”
Most of the participants in this year’s conference were from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and most of them carried the pendants of Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam.
Various resolutions were also presented at the end of the conference. Some of them are paraphrased below:
- This conference strongly condemns the anti-Pakistan report produced by 40 members of the British Parliament on July 20, 2020.
- This conference also condemned June 14, 2018 report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. The parliament of Azad Jammu and Kashmir had done no violation of human rights by declaring Mirzais non-Muslim on February 6, 2020.
- They demanded that the word ‘Mirzai’ or ‘Qadiani’ be added to the names of Qadianis.
- They demanded that the Sharia punishment for apostasy (death) be imposed and implemented.
- They demanded ban on Khudam ul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya youth organization).
They demanded that the religion box be included in the computerized ID card.