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Eye-witnesses state that Ahmadis had revolvers during the Rabwah incident, Pakistan Times, June 19th, 1974

We have written about the Rabwah incident at length, see here. And here. Read this to get caught up on info.

On May 29th-1974, 400-500 Ahmadis were laying in wait at the Rabwah Train Station, they had calculated and planned a terrorist attack (see Charles Kennedy, pages 90-91), they were supposed to ambush a certain rail-car wherein there was 500+ teenagers from the Nishtar Medical College in Multan. The attack was a success, the train was stopped for 1-full hour as Ahmadis mercilessly beat teenagers to a bloody pulp, (this entire youtube channel seems to have been deleted, Ahmadiyya leadership may have gotten this entire channel banned).   however, they were careful not to kill anyone. The train station operator was an Ahmadi and he deliberately stopped the train until all the terrorist-Ahmadis had safely dispersed. This became a national incident, and as the train approached Faisalabad, Muslims had gathered to collect their injured brethren. The scene was shocking…..19 students were immediately hospitalized.

Rioting broke out almost immediately, all schools in the Punjab were closed on June 1st, 1974, this was the first national incident of terrorism under the new constitution of Pakistan. The average Pakistani was shaken to his/her core. The story of Ahmadis had been decided by the Govt in 1954, they were Muslims, per the Govt, they had every right to exist, in fact, from 1955-May 1974, it was the most peaceful era of Ahmadiyya history in Pakistan. There were barely any attacks on Ahmadis, the Chief Scientist was an Ahmadi, the Economic minister had been an Ahmadi…2 out of 3 military generals were Ahmadi, Pakistan was a pro-Ahmadi country in every single way and for 20+ years. In fact, in the 1971 elections, Ahmadis were ordered to vote for Bhutto and Bhutto even visited Rabwah during his campaigning.

We have collected the testimony of a few key eye-witnesses.

Our notes from the testimony of eye-witnesses
1—Ahmadis planned this attack.
2—Ahmadis boarded the train and attacked defense-less teenagers with weapons.
3—A few Ahmadis were carrying revolvers.
4—This was a  terrorist attack ordered by the Khalifa

The story from the Pakistan Times   

“””””””Mr. Arbab Alam, Final year student of the Nishter Medical College, Multan and President of the Students Union of his college, who was injured during the disturbances at Rabwah Railway Station on May 29, stated on Thursday that two of the assailants had revolvers with them.

He was recording his evidence before the Tribunal comprising Mr. Justice K.M.A Samdani, inquiring into the Rabwah incident.

The witness stated that in order to force open a door of a smaller compartment where the students of NMC (Nishter Medical College) had taken refuge, one of the men armed had threatened to fire.  At this stage another man entered the compartment and tapped the shoulder of the man holding the revolver and told him that the time to use weapon had not yet come.

He stated some of the people who had launched the attack on NMC students were armed with hockey sticks, chains, small hammers and whips.  One of them was carrying a sword, he added.

Narrating the incident, Mr. Arbab Alam stated that as soon as the trained stopped, they started hitting the students who were sitting on seats on the platform side of windows with their respective weapons.  They hit the windows of the compartment with small hammers, the witness added.  

“I told the students not to get perturbed and directed them to draw the shutters and close the doors of the compartment.  But they could not go close to the windows because of the attack.  However, they managed to draw the shutters with much difficulty.  But one of the windows got stuck and could not be closed.  Meanwhile the crowd started pelting stones through the half-closed window, the Mob also tried to use lathis (a large bamboo stick) and small hammers through the window.  The students however managed to check the attack by obstructing the half-closed window with holdalls”

In the meantime, Mr. Arbab Alam stated the mob broke open one of the doors and entered the bogie upon which the witness directed other students to move to the rear towards the small compartment of the bogie and close it from the inside.  Hardly the students had moved to the rear, a group of 15 to 20 persons entered the compartment and two of them began throwing out students’ luggage on the platform and yard side as well.  

The witness who was in the middle of the compartment enquired of the intruders if someone among the students had misbehaved with them and “I assured them that if anyone had, I would call for his explanation” he stated.  

“”Meanwhile, two or three of them began pulling a sick student who was lying on an upper berth.  As the sick student resisted they could not pull him down from the berth.  Having failed to do so, they attacked him with small hammers.  He, however, fell off and later managed to run away to the rear compartment.  Later when they addressed me, enquiring as to who was the group in-charge of the students, I told them that it was I.  Meanwhile one of them hit me with a tea-mug, which they had picked up from our compartment.  As my head reeled with the blow, obliging me to seek support against a side-window, someone hit me from behind with something I became semi-unconscious and fell down.  However, shortly afterwards, I regained my senses.  But I continued to lie on the aisle and I could hear the noise.”””

As Mr. Arbab lay there, he noticed that intruders were trying to push the smaller compartment of the bogie.

In the meantime, he stated, Mr. Amin, another student of his college and who happened to be Nazim of Islami Jamiat-i-Tulaba, entered his compartment.  “I saw him bleeding from his head, and his clothes were stained with blood” he stated.  The witness told Mr. Amin that as he was unable top move he should lie on a lower berth.  Some time later some railway men visited them in the compartment and assured them that the assailants had gone, he deposed.

The witness stated that he had heard slogans of “Mirzaiiat-zindabad”, Mohammadiyat murdabad”. “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad ki jai” and “Nishtat ke Musle hai hai”.  In addition to hearing the slogans, while lying on the aisle of the compartment, he overheard people talking that the bogie should be disconnected from the train.  Some said that it should be set on fire, while some others suggested that they should take us  (NMC students) away and wait for some one to come and take them.

Earlier, the witness stated six men boarded the students’ bogie at Sarghoda.  When the NMC students objected to their presence in their bogie, they got off the train at the next station –Shaheenabad.  It were these 6 men, he said, whom he saw calling the crowd at the Rabwah railway station with the help of their hands while standing in the doorway of the last bogies of the train.

Following the attack, Mr. Arbab stated, 13 NMC students including himself were admitted to Nishtar Hospital, Multan.  “I was discharged from the hospital on June 11th, he stated.  

Earlier, he added, the injured students had objected to the rendering of first aid to them at Lyallpur railway station by Mr. Abdul Wali, stated to be a Mirzai.  

Mr. Ejaz Hussain Batalvi, counsel for the Ahmadiyya community, asked Mr. Arbab Alam a number of questions pertaining to internal politics of Nishtar Medical College to contend that students of the institution were divided into 2 hostile groups and this hostility had some bearing on the Rabwah incident.  

Cross-examined, the witness stated that he had not stepped out of his compartment at Rabwah on May 29, in reply to another question, he stated: “I do not know whether or not the luggage of students was thrown out of the train and was later collected, nor did I enquire about it from students.”  

Narrating the incident that occurred on May 22 while the NMC students were travelling in the Peshawar-bound Chenab Express, indicated that the incident was a sequel to the exception taken by students to the distribution of the daily Al-Fazl among them and preaching by an Ahmadi at the Rabwah railway station.

The incident had resulted in the raising of slogans by the students which were “Narraa-i-Takbir” “allah-o-akbar” “Islam-zindabad” “Khatme Nabuwwat zindabad” “Mirzaiyat murdabad”and “Mirzai thah”, he stated.  

Earlier, Mr. Bashir Ahmad of Sarghoda who was travelling on the Chenab Express on May 29 from Sarghoda on his way to Quetta, stated that a boy in his compartment had pulled the chain when the train steamed into the Rabwah station.  As soon as the train stopped, he said, a group of 15-16 young men entered his compartment.  They caught hold of one of the students there and began belaboring him.  After beating one, they pounced upon another but did not beat him severely.  The student who the intruders had earlier beaten up later took refuge under one of the seats of the compartment to save his life from the subsequent assaults, he said.  The attacked student has also sought his protection, he added.  

Later, he said a group of 10 persons entered the compartment, looking for students, but when we told them the men there was none, they left, he said.  The intruders, he said were armed with sticks, one of them was carrying a whip and the rest of them were empty handed, the witness stated that he had seen various groups of persons entering different compartments.  However, I cannot say what they did in the compartments, he added.  

Cross-examined by Mr. Ejaz Hussain Batalvi, the witness stated “we had not intervened to rescue the students because we were afraid that we might be beaten up.”  In reply to a question, he said while beating up those boys, the assailants were saying, “Come along we will give you the hooris”

Ch. Rafique Ahmad Bajwa, one of the counsel appearing in the inquiry, prayed the tribunal to summon confidential reports submitted by the Deputy Commissioner, Jhang, to the Home secretary from December 1873 to May 1974.

As the inquiry was in progress, a man from Jhang, stated to be a lawyer, appeared before the tribunal and sought permission to file documents pertaining to land bought by the Ahmadia community in Rabwah. He submitted the Ahmadis had bought the land for Rs. 250 per square.  He indicated that Ahmadis had been violating the agreement under which the land was transferred to them.


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When the Ahmadiyya Khalifa, was forced to flee from Qadian, September of 1947

Mirza Basheer ud Din Mahmud Ahmad was the Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya community from 1914 to 1965. He was forced to flee from Qadian via official Indian military escort in the early hours of September 11th, 1947 (this was most likely a bunch of Ahmadi-officers who gave this escort)(this is per the Lahori-Ahmadi’s). However, in Fazl-e-Omar (published in 2012, written by Mujeeb ur Rahman, a famous Ahmadi lawyer, he doesn’t give a reference), it is written that the Khalifa traveled from Qadian to Lahore on August 31st, 1947, see page 261. This reference was most likely taken from Muhammad Zafrullah Khan’s work, “Ahmadiyyat, the Renaissance of Islam”, see page 321 (published in 1979), again, no reference is given. Bashir Ahmad’s “Ahmadiyya, British-Jewish Connections” has detailed information about the partition and etc.

Per Ahmadiyya records, only 2 #ahmadis had been killed by 9-2-1947, the Khalifa and his family could have taken the train Qadian to Batala and then on to Amritsar and then Lahore, however, that was too dangerous. However, just before he fled to Lahore, he issued an order that all Ahmadi’s living in the Eastern side of Punjab (the India side) should remain steadfast and not leave India. After the Khalifa left, 20+ Ahmadi’s were killed in Oct-Nov of 1947. The truth is, Ahmadi’s were being killed in Qadian and all over the Eastern Punjab. The situation was so bad that Zafrullah Khan contacted Ghandi and had them send a representative to Qadian to check on things. As soon as he arrived in Lahore, he had the Al-Fazl publish an announcement that Ahmadi’s should be willing to give up 50% of their wealth for Ahmadiyya. Uptil November of 1947, the Khalifa was telling Ahmadi’s that they would in-fact return to Qadian in grand fashion, however, this never happened. Bashir Ahmad Orchard was part of the caravan of 2 trucks that traveled from Qadian to Lahore, however, we are unsure if this was the same caravan as the Khalifa.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________QADIAN, A DARUL AMAN FOR QADIANI JAMAAT TURNED INTO A HELL AT PARTITION OF INDIA IN 1947

Mirza Ghulam, Qadiani declared Qadian as Darul Aman (abode of Peace) in order to equate it with Makkah Madina. Mirza Qadiani claimed that no calamity could touch his family and followers inside Qadian. Under his so called divine revelation, Qadiani mulla and scribes made the word Darul Aman an integral part of Qadian in their official correspondence and writings.

During the reign of Mirza Mahmoud K2, a team of goons was formed at Qadian, to terrorise the opponent Muslim and Sikh residents of Qadian and neighbouring villages. Mirza Mahmoud, through his team of terrorists, carried out killing and all sorts of atrocities on the hindu, Sikh, Muslim opponents and his dissidents of the Jamaat Like Fakhruddin Multani , Abdurehman Misri and Mubahila walas.

The events recorded by Dost Muhammad Shahid, the official historian of Jamaat Qadianiya In his Tareekh Ahmadiyyat Volume 11 page Nos. 236 onwards, confirm that Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmoud once a puppet sovereign ruler had fled Qadian in the dark hours silently and secretly. All other Family member Office bearers and common Qadianis were miserably kicked out of the Qadian which was once believed to be Darul Aman (abode of peace), for them.

The history as recorded by DMS tells us that Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmoud had fled qadian so secretly that he did not inform of his escape from Qadian even to his close mullahs like Jalaluddin Shams and Abul Ata Jallundri. He was so scared of the oppressed Sikhs and other opponents that he left behind his many younger sons nephews and other family members. He left his brother Mirza Bashir Ahmad MA to be the Amir, but he too has to flee the so called Darul Aman few days after the departure of Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmoud.

DMS has quoted two letters that Mirza Bashir Ahmad MA sent to his brother Mirza Mahmoud during his brief stay at Qadian. These letters throw light on how Sikh took revenge from Qadianis for the hooliganism they faced at the hand of Qadiani goons under Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmoud. Eventually, Mirza Family and Qadianis were thrown out of their so called Darul Aman. Here are these two letters translated and summarised in english:

Qadian Darul Aman
Syedna (Mirza Mahmoud)
Assalamo alaikum
The news of safe arrival of huzur at Lahore reached us yesterday at 6:30 PM which relieved us of the worries regarding huzur,s well being. The activities of Sikh rioters remained high today. Two ahmadis of Tutla Sekhwan were killed by Sikhs, they started attacks on Sathiali, residents of Kahnuwan were under severe threats by Sikhs. It was observed from atop the Minaret (Minaretul Masih) that the village of Alme has been burnt down.

Zainul Abdeen waliullah Shah sb has returned to Qadiani and will go to talk to military tomorrow. The letter of huzur was shown to Jalaludin Shams and Molvi Abul Ata, three hours after huzur,s departure. It was read over to all Sadur sahibs in the evening and was also shown to audience at Masjid today. Every body was surprised to know of huzur,s sudden and secret departure. Rest of all is ok. Seeking huzur,s dua.

Mirza Bashir Ahmad MA.
Dated : 02-09-1947.

Second Letter
Syedna Hazrat Amiral Momineen
Hope huzur would be well. Police reached Ahmadiya chowk early in the morning and ordered to open the lock to the gate. When the keys could not be braught in time, they climbed up to the shops near the house of Dr. Hashmatullah, entered into the Ahmadia Chowk and besieged our houses, Umme Tahir,s house and the office of tehreeke Jadeed. An armed military contingent climbed up to the Minaret (minartul Masih) to keep a watch all around. Police entered into the houses of Umme Tahir and syed Nasir shah and conducted search. They entered the offices of Lajnas. They got the office of huzur, opened and carried out a search here too. The police recovered a gun from Tahir from the house of Umme Tahir and demanded it,s license which was not available then. A 12 bore Gun and a revolver was also recovered from the upstair of Aziz Hamid house. All arms were taken into custody by the police. They also recovered few lancets and military bags from the office of tehreek Jadeed. Police broke few locks and dug out the floor on the suspicion of Arms and ammunition.

A credible information was received that Police is coming to us to arrest me. I have handed over the charge of amirat to Mirza Aziz Ahmad sb. A curfew was imposed. Friends stayed with me at night.Choudhry Abdul Bari Naib Nazir Baitul Maal who had with him the Jewellery worth Rs. 25000/- was arrested today. His Jewellery is also missing.

An Information was received that DSP with Police Guard will come to Qadian from Batala and Jamaat,s leader should come to Police Station to see him, however, Jamaat leaders were not allowed to meet the DSP, despite waiting for hours.

Syed Mehboob Alam sb Bihari who had gone on a morning walk on Friday morning, is missing, it is believed that he has been killed by the Sikhs. As per instructions of Huzur and result of draw, the list of those who will stay at Qadian are as under:
Mubarak Ahmad, Zafar Ahmad, Munawar Ahmad, Majeed Ahmad and Mir Daud Ahmad. Daud Ahmad has arrived with a truck and if I am not arrested tonight , i will send Mian Nasir Ahmad Tahir Ahmad Azhar Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad along-with those whose names have been selected through draw.

It is 11 o clock in the night. May Allah be our protector for all of us.

Humble self Mirza Bashir Ahmad
Qadian Dated :22-09-1947.


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_____________________________________________________________________________________________What is Rattan Bagh, Lahore

One of the founding members of Haqqiqat Passand Paty is Professor Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool sahib of Chak 35, near Sargodha. He is a former Waqaf-i-Zindghi, Khuddam (left safety and comfort of his home in Chack 35 and went to Qadian to defend it on call of Qadiani Khalifa 2 to Khuddam in 1947 there he got arrested while carrying arms on the outskirts of Qadian and spent many months in Indian Jails along with some other Qadianis (including Aziz Bhambri) and Furqan Force member (he fought at Bimber sector, during Kashmir conflict in 1948).
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Quote from Al-Fazl via the Lahori-Ahmadi’s

Al-Fazl (Note: The Official Organ of the Rabwah Jama’at), Qadian of 12th September 1947 carried the following news on page 3:

“”””On the night between 10th and 11th September, the news was broadcast from Radio Pakistan that the respected Imam of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, Qadian, after consulting representatives of his Jamaat has decided that all Ahmadis of East Punjab, particularly those of the Qadian Jamaat, should stay where ever they are. They should not leave their stations under any circumstances. Women and children should be evacuated to Western Punjab. They can be brought back as soon as conditions improve.””””
The Talim ul Islam College temporary moved into the DAV Hindu College

In 1947, when the college became homeless as a result of the independence of Pakistan in 1947. After operating in an abandoned horse stable for several months, the college shifted to the abandoned building of the D.A.V. College in Lahore. Nowadays, its the The ‘Islamia College, Civil Lines’ also called the Government Islamia College Civil Lines. This building was used as a refugee camp for some time, and became badly damaged but was repaired to suit the needs of the college. From 1948 to 1955, the College was located in Lahore, in fact, an Ahmadi was tragically murdered in 1953 during the the famous 1953 riots. On Dec. 6th, 1954, the College was opened in Rabwah. November 1947: Nusrat Girls’ primary and high schools recommenced their functioning in Lahore after the frightening episode of partition and migration from Qadian. This provides us with an example of the Jamaat’s zeal for the education of women. 6 November 1947: Talim-ul-Islam High School was shifted to Chiniot from Qadian. Initially, it was relocated in the Malik Bhagwandas building by the allotment officials (see online Al-Hakam archives, via twitter).

In June 1948, 1034 acres of land were leased from the government for PKR 12,000, that’s roughly 11 rupees per acre, which is a steal of a deal, this was a 99-year lease which expires in June of 2048 (see Tareekh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Volume 11, Page 410. Edition 2007. Published by Nazarat Nashro Ishaat, Qadian, India and “Silsila Ahmadiyya” by Dr Mirza Sultan Ahmad volume 2 edition 2008 page no 236). The Ahmadi Khalifa then leased land to Ahmadi’s and made millions. The town was named Rabwah by then leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad. Rabwah is an Arabic word meaning an “elevated place”. The formal inauguration of the settlement took place on 20 September 1948 after prayers and a sacrifice of five goats at the corners and centre of the area. The place where Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad led first ever prayers became the first ever mosque of Rabwah, the Yadgaar (memorial) Mosque. The first settlements were in camps which were later replaced by buildings constructed of mud. Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad relocated to Rabwah on 19th of Sept 1949. By that time the population had reached 1,000. The first ever Jalsa Salana in Rabwah took place from 15 to 17 April 1949, attended by 17,000 people.
The first ever building constructed using concrete was the Mahmood Mosque. Electricity was provisioned to the city in 1954. The Punjab Assembly passed a resolution on 17 November 1998 changing the name of Rabwah to ‘Nawan Qadian’, but on 14 February 1999, a new directive was issued, renaming Nawan Qadian to Chenab Nagar. The other names considered were Chak Dhaggian, Mustafa Abad, and Siddiq Abad. In 1974, the NA accused the leaders of the Punjab (in 1947) of collusion.

“””Nawab Iftikhar Ahmad Ansari, a member of the Pakistan Bar Council and ex-member of the West Pakistan Assembly, on Wednesday filed a petition before the Tribunal inquiring into the Rabwah incident praying for permission for placing on record documents pertaining to the grant of Rabwah land to the Anjuman-a-Ahmadia.

The petitioner maintained that grant of 1,033 acres, seven kanals, and eight marlas of land for Rs. 10,340 by the Governor of the Punjab to the chief of the Anjuman could not be made under the Colonisation of Government Lands Act.
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“Are Ahmadi’s Muslims?” by Mirza Nasir Ahmad (May 4th, 1973, a Friday Sermon)

In April of 1973, Azad Kashmir, which is an independent country of its own, with Pakistani support, declared Ahmadi’s as non-Muslims and banned their literature.  In 2018, this seems to have become official.  Ghulam Nabi Gilkar, the first president of Azad Kashmir seems to have either been an Ahmadi, or was sympathetic to Ahmadiyya.  The famous Furqan Force was also listed as having battles in Azad Kashmir in 1948.

The book
Are Ahmadis Muslims Pronouncement of The Head of Ahmadiyya Movement

Brief commentary on this book
The Khalifa claims that the Pakistani press is lying and that Ahmadi’s weren’t declared as non-Muslims.  The Khalifa urged Ahmadi’s to never register as Non-Muslims in Azad Kashmir, even though the law had passed as such.  The Khalifa even claimed that there were 10 million Ahmadi’s in the whole world, with 4 million in Pakistan, however, as events would prove, this was a total lie.  By 1989, the 4th Khalifa was still erroneously claiming 10 million Ahmadi’s.  The Khalifa also admits that many Ahmadi’s were helping the People’s Party and Bhutto get elected in 1970-71.

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Atif Mian’s conversion to Ahmadiyya story


We wanted to post the official conversion story of Atif Mian.  He doesn’t give lots of details however, he seems to have gotten disgusted with Islam after the attacks of 9-11-01, and then converted to Ahmadiyya in haste.  We have copy and pasted the story from ““”””By the Dawn’s Early Light: Short Stories by American Converts to Islam By the Dawn’s Early Light: Short Stories by American Converts to Islam First published in the United States of America in 2009 Published by: Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya USA An Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 15000 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, Maryland 20905 USA””” (see page 90).

Atif Mian doesn’t give any proper reason for leaving Islam.  He has been totally silent on Jesus in India, the eclipses and many other classic irregularities with Ahmadiyya.  Just like Dr. Salam.

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The full story 

Atif Mian 
Chicago, Illinois 

"The greatest gift of Ahmadiyya teachings is that they 
introduce you to the true concept and reality of God." 

I was born in Nigeria in 1974 but grew up mostly in Pakistan. Looking back 
at my life, I have to admit that I have been extremely fortunate in many ways. 
I had the most loving and caring parents who sacrificed a lot for the education 
and proper upbringing of their children. I was the youngest in my family, with 
three older sisters. So you can say I was spoiled once by my mother and three 
times by my sisters. 

I would describe our household as moderately religious. My mother 
constantly taught me the value of good morals. I remember having a sense 
from a fairly young age that I was expected to do the "right thing," i.e. tell the 
truth, respect elders, not be extravagant, and so on. My parents paid great 
attention towards their children's education. They commuted long distances 
for six years just so we could go to school in Lahore where education standards 
were higher. 

When I was finishing my high school, my father encouraged me to apply 
to the U.S. for college. Luckily I got admitted to MIT and joined there in the 
fall of 1993 as a freshman. Life at MIT was quite difficult in the beginning. 
Classes were tough, language was a bit foreign, and culture was very different. 
There were adjustments to be made at many levels. It was perhaps the result 
of exposure to alternative ways of life, or perhaps the natural consequence of a 
maturing mind that I began to ponder seriously about the pre-suppositions of 
life that a child grows up with. 

I had been raised as a Muslim with a strong emphasis on the belief in God. 
I had never questioned what I had been taught thus far, but this now turned out 

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to be an uneasy compromise. Should I believe in Islam simply because fate had 
me born into a Muslim family? Why should one take religion seriously when 
its primary determinant seems to be the flip of a coin that decides which family 
one is born into? Why should one put so many constraints on life because of a 
God that may or may not exist? 

The questions were many, but I struggled with finding acceptable answers. 
At the same time the conventional understanding of Islam seemed more and 
more intolerant and irrational to me. Muslims who advocated on behalf of 
Islam enthusiastically split hairs when it came to religious dogma, and yet 
seemed oblivious to the basic tenets of justice, tolerance and human civility. 
For example, otherwise sane looking people would actively support the idea 
that anyone who chooses to leave Islam should be condemned to death. I was 
beginning to be put off by religion. 

It was around these early years in college when I found out that an old 
friend of mine from high school, Hamid Sheikh, was an Ahmadi Muslim. I 
had known him for over eight years but never knew that he was an Ahmadi 
Muslim. My impression of Ahmadi Muslims at that time was quite negative, 
formed largely by the general social attitude towards Ahmadi Muslims in 
Pakistan. In my mind Ahmadiyya Community was some weird cult devoid of 
common sense. Therefore, when I found out that a good friend of mine was an 
Ahmadi Muslim, I was quite surprised. 

At this point, however, I was less interested in the finer details of differences 
between Ahmadiyya Islam and Sunni Islam teachings. I had enough trouble 
trying to understand religion at a basic level and did not care much about 
complicated sectarian discussions. So I badgered Hamid with some general 
questions about God, religion and the purpose of man's creation. We had 
some discussions, and Hamid gave me two books to read: Islam's Response to 
Contemporary Issues by the Fourth Khalifa, and his biography, A Man of God. 

I had been searching for a logical and humane approach towards religion 
but was disappointed with what I had found thus far. However, reading Islam's 
Response to Contemporary Issues was a totally refreshing experience. I was not 
yet ready to say that I believed in a particular religion, but I remember saying 
to myself after reading the book that if there ever were a religion worthy of 
following, it must look like the one described in that book. 

I loved the way the Fourth Khalifa approached religion. He spoke with 
the precision of a scientist. He always began with "first principles" and then 
gradually built his case through the rules of logic. There was also a deep sense 


of love, compassion and humanity in whatever he wrote or said. It is hard to 
express it in words, but I fell totally in love with his personality. 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community began to provide me with the 
answers that I had been searching for. But conviction of the heart and mind are 
two separate issues. There were always more questions that I could have asked. 
At what point do I draw the line between skepticism and belief? 

I did not know the answer to this question. I was also perturbed by the 
idea of praying for myself. How could I do that if I were not willing to call 
myself a believer? Wouldn't that be hypocritical? Even selfish perhaps? And 
then there was the chicken and the egg problem. If one needs to have faith to 
pray sincerely, and must pray sincerely to have faith, where should I begin? 

My solution to these conundrums was that I could only pray to a possible 
God. I would pray that if You are truly there then guide me to what is right 
and what is true. In my heart I already had the suspicion that the truth might 
be Ahmadiyya. Therefore, afraid that I might stay away from it because of the 
social sanctions against it, I would add that I was willing to pay whatever price 
it took to find and accept the truth. 

Over the next few years, I continued to read whatever I could on Islam 
Ahmadiyya. I did not discuss this much with others. I preferred to study on my 
own instead. The web was a great tool for me., the Community's 
website, was just beginning to develop and I must have been one of its most 
voracious consumers at the time. My greatest attractions were the "Q&A" 
sessions conducted by the Fourth Khalifa, as well as his sermons. I could spend 
hours listening to him. 

While I found the message of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community very 
attractive, I was extremely repulsed by the attitude of orthodox clerics towards 
the Community. How could they lose all sense of humanity and prevent Ahmadi 
Muslims from practicing their faith in Pakistan? How could man become 
arrogant enough to decide who is a Muslim and who is not, as a matter of law? 
It was because of such attitudes of orthodox clerics that I never took them 
seriously in their allegations against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 

After finishing my undergraduate education at MIT, I decided to pursue a 
doctorate in Economics, also at MIT. I finished my PhD in 2001 and moved to 
Chicago to start my first job as an Assistant Professor at University of Chicago. 
While I was in Boston, I had stopped going to the local mosque for a long 
time because I could not pray behind an Imam who condoned an intolerant 
interpretation of Islam. There was an Ahmadiyya mosque near Boston but it 

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was far and I did not have a car. So now that I had a car in Chicago, I thought I 
should look for an Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque. 

Once I found the local Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in Chicago, I began 
going for Friday prayers. I might have done so for the rest of my life without 
becoming an Ahmadi Muslim. I had already acknowledged that the Ahmadiyya 
interpretation of Islam was the only one that made sense. Why then go through 
the hassle of conversion and all the social conflicts that come along with it? 
After all, what is the line beyond which one says, "I believe"? The human mind 
is a specialist when it comes to making excuses. 

However something changed in March of 2002. 1 cannot say how and why. 
The Holy Prophet Muhammad said that the key to a person's heart is in Allah's 
hands. So one day Allah changed my heart. There is no other explanation for 
it. I felt a strong desire that I must sign the initiation form. I had to do it. There 
was no other option for me anymore. Like a kid in the candy store, I had to 
have it. 

My parents were quite unhappy at my decision to become an Ahmadi 
Muslim. This trial has been the most difficult for me since the last thing I ever 
wanted to do was to upset my parents in their old age. It is all the more difficult 
given how much they have done for me. But life ultimately owes its existence 
to God, and I pray that we may all find peace in Him. 

While there are sacrifices in the path of a convert, these are overshadowed 
by the fact that man at his core is a moral being. There is nothing more rewarding 
than being truthful to one's conscience. The greatest gift of Ahmadiyya teachings 
is that they introduce you to the true concept and reality of God. Everything 
that is pure and good is to be found in God. Therefore one can never be truly 
spiritual unless one tries to get closer to God by developing attributes that are 
in His likeness: developing compassion for humanity, being sincere, treating 
everyone with absolute justice, and saying the truth even when it may have 
negative immediate consequences. When one struggles to become better only 
to attain closeness to God, God never leaves such a person alone. This is the 
ultimate lesson of Islam Ahmadiyya and the ultimate gift for a convert. 

I have been fortunate to serve the Community in various capacities. One 
of my greatest joys has been the many friendships that I have formed through 
MKA. I have had the privilege of meeting many remarkable individuals whose 
sincerity, desire to serve humanity, and selfless dedication to work tirelessly 
for the good of others, leaves me awestruck. At a time when religion has been 
distorted to create mayhem in many parts of the world, the Ahmadiyya Muslim 
Community provides a true picture of what Islam is supposed to be.

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Ahmadi’s wanted to be non-Muslim in 1946-1947, just to give the Gurdaspur district to India during the Radcliff Commission

The Mirza family played a shrill game of politics in terms of the partition of India.  Zafrullah Khan and the Mirza family single handedly split up India per the British Governments request.  The Ahmadi’s were promised compensation and received it promptly when the govt. of Pakistan allowed the Mirza family to buy rabwah and run it as a state within a state, as well as a 99-year lease. Interestingly enough, outwardly, Mirza Mahmud Ahmad (The Khalifa) was against the creation of Pakistan. However, he was lying, and most likely just trying to keep the heat off of him, behind the scenes, he knew everything about the partition and was planning for it, in fact, he got a military escort as he fled from Qadian to Lahore during partition. In 1974, Mirza Nasir Ahmad urged Bhutto to declare Ahmadi’s as non-Muslims and he did just that, its all a big conspiracy. The Mirza family always wanted to move out of Pakistan, since its a 3rd world country. Mirza Tahir Ahmad completed the plan in 1984 as he got Ord-XX passed.


Some additional data

Source: Speech in Al Fazal from 13 Nov. 1946:

Consequently Ahmadis were not counted as Muslims when it came to divide India into Muslim Majority Pakistan and India.

This had some significant impact in some areas.

The Gurdaspur District in Punjab, where Qadian, the Ahmadi headquarter is located lost its narrow Muslim Majority and was awarded to India, giving India a considerably strategic advantage of a Quick access to Kashmir, that would prove essential for the Wars against Pakistan for Kashmir.

The entire district of Gurdaspur had a bare majority of 50.2% Muslims.[57] (In the `notional’ award attached to the Indian Independence Act, all of Gurdaspur district was marked as Pakistan with 51.14% Muslim majority.[58] In the 1901 census, the population of Gurdaspur district was 49% Muslim, 40% Hindu, and 10% Sikh.[59]) The Pathankot tehsil was predominantly Hindu while the other three tehsils were Muslim majority.[60] In the event, only Shakargarh was awarded to Pakistan. “

” The major part of Gurdaspur district, i.e. three of the four sub-districts and a small part of the fourth, had been handed over to India giving India practical land access to Kashmir, thus making the Indian intervention in Kashmir possible.[66] It came as a great blow to Pakistan. Jinnah and other leaders of Pakistan, and particularly its officials, criticized the Award as ‘extremely unjust and unfair’.[67] “


The Indian Perspective:

” New Delhi: If it was not for a last minute change of plan by Radcliffe, the entire Gurdaspur would have been a part of Pakistan when the line was drawn on land and on hearts of millions of Punjabis.

Eventually, only the Shakargarh tehsil – which was on the other side of River Ravi, was awarded to the new country.

This despite Muslims – when including Ahmadiyya sect – being in majority in the district in 1947.”


The Pakistani perspective:

Stockholm University Professor Emeritus Ishtiaq Ahmed said :

” He was addressing a seminar on the partition of India and its impact on the Punjab at the Information Technology University. Ahmed said Pakistan’s claim on Gurdaspur was feeble as Ahmadis constituted a prominent part of the population in the area. He said Muslims in the district constituted a minority if members of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya were not counted among their ranks. “

The image above shows the protocol of the National Assembly Hearing which resulted in Ahmadis being declared non-Muslim per constituional amendment in Pakistan. In that hearing that exact fact was brought forward in the presence of the Ahamdiyya Khalifa number 3 and 4, Mirza Nasir Ahmad and Mirza Tahir Ahmad arguing that Ahmadis had caused lasting damage to India’s Muslims and Pakistanis by asking the British Government to be counted as Non-Muslims when it came to India’s Partition and thus ensuring that Pakistan lost out on Gurdaspur District and a large part of Punjab and ultimately by giving India a starteigc advantage in the fight for Kashmir.

Source: Page 367.

So both India and Pakistan Agree that Ahmadis are to blame for Gurdaspur beeing lost to India and resulting a strategic disadvanatage for Pakistan in the fight for Muslim majority Kashmir. Had the Gurdaspur district not been handed to India, Pakistan most likely would have been able to capture all of Kashmir and end the conflict quickly, but instead India was given the possibility to counter Pakistan and allow a decade long and costly war for both sides, which has impacted the develeopment of both countries for the last century and casued misery for the population of both countries..

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Kashif’s Twitter Meltdown. American Journalist Cynthia D. Ritchie harassed and called “ISI Whore” after she refuses to let Ahmadiyya hijack her Reputation as a respected Journalist and retweet the fake prosecution stories of the Ahamdiyya sect!

Ahmadi’s are vicious and ruthless.  Especially the immigrants, the Ahmadi’s born in the West normally don’t care about religion in general.  Ahmadi’s are willing to call anyone a terrorist if they don’t support the Ahmadiyya cause.  They have fought the entire Muslim community in the USA, Canada, Germany and the Uk and many other countries.  Recently, they had a twitter beef with a respected journalist, Cynthia Ritchie.  Cynthia loves Pakistan and Pakstani people….she spent the night at Kashif’s house, has been very friendly with Ahmadi’s.  However, recently Ahmadi’s have turned on her since she wasn’t in full agreement over the false Ahmadiyya persecution narrative.

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A recent tweet by Cynthia
2 of your members R becoming some of the worst examples of your creed: “Love For All, Hatred For None”; these members, included, R bigots. Comparing me 2 the Taliban because I won’t RT their tweets & don’t agree 100% w/their thinking.

The screenshots

Cynthia’s twitter account

A video in Urdu explaining this whole situation

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72 Ahmadi’s were arrested after the Rabwah incident and pointed out by eye witnesses


We continue to collect information on the Rabwah incident from the Pakistan times and other newspapers.  What has become crystal clear is the fact that ALL Ahmadi sources have lied about the incident.  In this entry, we show how 72 Ahmadi’s were actually arrested pointed out by eye witnesses, as reported by the Pakistan Times of June 19th, 1974.

Read here:

The report

1st round of identification ends
From our correspondent
Sarghoda June 18: Identification parade of 72 accused involved in Rabwah Railway Station rioting incident completed today in the first round under the supervision of Duty Magistrate in the local district jail.  

Eight persons claiming to be eye-witnesses had joined identification parade.  It was learnt that identification of accused will start again in the second round with the arrival of Multan students who were allegedly tortured by accused party.  

The Rabwah incident, May 29th, 1974, as stated by an eye-witnesses

On May 29th-1974, 400-500 Ahmadis were laying in wait at the Rabwah Train Station, they had calculated and planned a terrorist attack (see Charles Kennedy, pages 90-91), they were supposed to ambush a certain rail-car wherein there was 500+ teenagers from the Nishtar Medical College in Multan. The attack was a success, the train was stopped for 1-full hour as Ahmadis mercilessly beat teenagers to a bloody pulp, (this entire youtube channel seems to have been deleted, Ahmadiyya leadership may have gotten this entire channel banned).   however, they were careful not to kill anyone. The train station operator was an Ahmadi and he deliberately stopped the train until all the terrorist-Ahmadis had safely dispersed. This became a national incident, and as the train approached Faisalabad, Muslims had gathered to collect their injured brethren. The scene was shocking…..19 students were immediately hospitalized.

Rioting broke out almost immediately, all schools in the Punjab were closed on June 1st, 1974, this was the first national incident of terrorism under the new constitution of Pakistan. The average Pakistani was shaken to his/her core. The story of Ahmadis had been decided by the Govt in 1954, they were Muslims, per the Govt, they had every right to exist, in fact, from 1955-May 1974, it was the most peaceful era of Ahmadiyya history in Pakistan. There were barely any attacks on Ahmadis, the Chief Scientist was an Ahmadi, the Economic minister had been an Ahmadi…2 out of 3 military generals were Ahmadi, Pakistan was a pro-Ahmadi country in every single way and for 20+ years. In fact, in the 1971 elections, Ahmadis were ordered to vote for Bhutto and Bhutto even visited Rabwah during his campaigning.

We have collected the testimony of a few key eye-witnesses.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Mirza Nasir Ahmad’s Khutbah of May 31st, 1974

Here is a Friday Sermon right after the attack in which Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (rh) has addressed this incident: pages 534-536

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Ahmadi’s are officially declared a Non-Muslim minority in Azad Kashmir–2018

We have covered this topic before.  Read it here.  Azad Kashmir was the first country to officially pass legislation declaring Ahmadi’s as Non-Muslim.  They didn’t require any Ahmadi’s to show up to any court.  In fact, Bhutto disagreed and was very upset that Ahmadi’s were declared as such.  Anyhow, apparently, the government of Azad Kashmir didn’t finalize the declaration back in 1973.  They seem to have recently published the full declaration.

Read the news story here:

Are there any Ahmadi’s in Azad Kashmir?
This is a mystery.  We, as a group of researchers have never seen any data to suggest that there are any Ahmadi’s in Azad Kashmir.  There were reports of Ahmadi mosques being demolished by the Azad Kashmir govt.

All Ahmadi’s should evacuate Azad Kashmir and move to India, or the Kashmir side of India
The Ahmadi Khalifa should give out this advisory immediately.  He should also be forced to pay for their travel and resettlement.

The scans

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