02 May 2008

Ahmadiyah

I have always wondered about the status of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement comprising of followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad here in Singapore and also in Malaysia. Are these people free to practise or are the teachings of this sect banned?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No idea but anyone who claims to be muslim has one prophet only so any other who try to claim to be one will be persecuted by the govt there. A cult of some sort. No, there is no religious freedom there. But there are so many illiterate people anyway who believe in all sorts.

Khalid said...

Ahmadiyya according to my knowledge are declared non-Muslim by Pakistan and Malaysia. In Pakistan there are even legislation has bee done against them to stop them to declare themselves as Muslims. The are issued passports in which there is a place for Relgion and the passport authority don't put Muslim for Ahmadis. In Malaysia for the purpose of state they are considered non-Muslims. I don't know much detail.
I have never heard that there is anything going on against Ahmadis in Singapore.
You can go to this site to know more about persecution against Ahmadiyyas
http://www.thepersecution.org/

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I don't know Anonymous, there are a number of Muslim sects too. With regards to the Shiites, the doctrinal differences with the Sunnis are surely not insignificant.

Well, I think many people have not read the Koran anyway, since they don't read Arabic.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Khalid, am I right to say that the Druze are also considered non-Muslim in Pakistan and Malaysia?

Khalid, what would be written on their passports then? Likewise, what of Malaysia?

Thank you for the information, Khalid. Appreciated.