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The Heavenly Decree is the English translation of Asmani Faisala by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as) and the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at. It is addressed to his contemporary ulema, specially Miyan Nadhir Husain Dehlawi and Maulawi Muhammad Husain of Batala who had issued a fatwa of heresy against the Promised Messiahas and declared him a non-Muslim, because he (the Promised Messiahas) had claimed that Jesus Christ had died a natural death and the second coming of Masih ibni Mariam (Jesus Christ) is fulfilled by the advent of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas. Because (by the time the book was written) the ulema had refused to debate this issue with the Promised Messiah, he invited them, in this book, to a spiritual contest in which the question whether someone is a Muslim or not would be settled by Allah himself on the basis of four criteria of a true believer as laid down by Him in the Holy Quran. He also spelled out the modus operandi of this contest and fixed the period of time frame within which this contest would be decreed by Allah. He declared that God would not desert him and would help him and would grant him victory.
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Ahmedis remained target of religious hatred in Pak: Report
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Ahmedis remained target of religious hatred in Pak: Report

Lahore, Mar 17 (PTI) Some 100 members of the Ahmedi community were killed across Pakistan last year while 67 cases were registered against them on religious grounds, an organisation representing the minority sect said today.

A report issued by the Jamaat Ahmadiya said: “In 2010, Ahmedis continued to be the target of religious hatred and violence.”

Jamaat spokesman Saleemuddin said there was “great concern” over the cases registered against members of the sect on religious grounds.

Saleemuddin said a total of 202 Ahmedis were killed “on account of their faith” since 1984, when Ahmedi-specific laws were added to the Pakistan Penal Code by late military ruler Gen Zia-ul-Haq.

During the period since 1984, a total of 234 Ahmedis suffered violent attacks, 22 places of worship of the sect were destroyed and 28 sealed by authorities, Saleemuddin said.

Another 15 places of worship were unlawfully seized by opponents of Ahmedis.

Saleemuddin said: “A total of 67 Ahmedis were charged for various offences last year. Since the induction of Ahmedi-specific laws, the members of the community have endured years of persecution and harassment at the social, civil and political levels. This is a clear infringement of their right to live as free and equal citizens in Pakistan.

“Ahmedis were prevented from building any new place of worship in 2010, he said. They were also stopped by police from repairing old ones though all Pakistani citizens are “at liberty to do so in accordance with their faith”, he added.

Saleemudin alleged that hate literature was being distributed against Ahmedis with impunity.

Ahmedis consider themselves Muslim but were declared non-Muslims through a constitutional amendment in 1974. A decade later, they were legally barred from proselytising or identifying themselves as Muslims in Pakistan. Some 1.5 million Ahmedis live across the country.

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