Religious bodies, Islamic scholars caution govt against allowing Ahmadiya conference

Religious bodies, Islamic scholars caution govt against allowing Ahmadiya conference

SRINAGAR: Several organizations as well as Islamic scholars on Sunday cautioned the government against allowing a conference of Ahmadiyis in the valley.
An Ahmadiya organization “Ahmadiyya Jama’at Srinagar” has written a formal letter to District Development Commissioner Srinagar seeking permission from district administration to hold this “Peace Conference.”
“Holding such an event here is intolerable. No such symposium should happen at all as Mirzai people (Ahmadiya) are expunged from Islam and they are not Muslims,” ” a valley-based Islamic scholar, Mufti Nazir Ahmed Qasmi, said in a statement.
Qasmi said allowing such a conference would give Ahmadiyis a “platform to lure Muslims to their religion”.
“They should not be given any such chance to meet their nefarious designs,” he said adding any such attempt would have “far reaching consequences”.
Jama’at-e-Islami, a socio-religious organization, said that said the permission to Ahmadiyis to hold the conference will create a wrong impression about Islam in the society.
“Muslims all over the world over have unanimously declared that Ahmadiyis don’t represent Islam. So if government allows them to hold the symposium, it will surely send a wrong notion about our religion,” Jama’at spokesperson, Zahid Ali, told Kashmir Reader.
He said now it’s up to administration what it does. “We don’t have legal authority to stop them.”
Moulana Syed Arshad Hussain Nadvi, who is Makkah at present, said the plan to host the conference in Srinagar was nothing but Fitna (mischief) “aimed at creating chaos among Muslims”.
“They are deceiving the people. How dare they use name of Islam when Sharia courts world over have declared them non-Muslims. They are using Muslim names in disguise. This is hypocrisy,” Nadvi said in a statement.
He asked the government not to allow any such anti-Islamic event.
The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Mohammed Yasin Khan, in a statement, termed also termed the event as a “mischief” and asked the Islamic scholars and other leaders to look into the matter on priority.
“At a time when right wing forces are hell bent to trigger communal hatred in the state, developments like holding of so-called peace symposium seems to be Fitna which can add to the prevalent chaos,” Khan said adding “it is high time that Islamic scholars look into this matter”.