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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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Call to ban Islamic splinter group sparks controversy

The Earth Times
Call to ban Islamic splinter group sparks controversy
Posted : Thu, 17 Apr 2008 05:01:04 GMT
Author : DPA

Jakarta — A call for the Indonesian government to ban a splinter group of Islam, which believes its founder is a prophet after Mohammed, sparked controversy with Muslim scholars saying it could trigger fresh attacks on the group, local media reports said Thursday. The government-appointed Coordinating Board for Monitoring Mystical Beliefs in Society (Bakor Pakem), on Wednesday recommended the sect Ahmadiyah be banned from propagating its teachings.

Board chairman Wisnu Subroto, who is also deputy attorney general for intelligence, said a three-month evaluation against 55 Ahmadiyah communities across the country found the sect failed to commit to the 12 points of its public declaration signed in January.

“Bakor Pakem believes Ahmadiyah has continued to follow activities and interpretations that deviate from Islamic teachings,” the state-run Antara news agency quoted Subroto as saying.

One of the 12 points was an acknowledgment of Mohammed as the last prophet in Islam, instead of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Ahmadiyah group’s founder.

Some Muslim scholars criticized the board’s recommendation, saying that it could be used as a justification by radical groups to launch a fresh attack against Ahmadiyah group.

“The potential for violence against Ahmadiyah is very high now. Violence could become uncontrollable and widespread,” said Azumardi Azra, a noted Muslim scholar.

Human rights activists called the recommendation a violation of constitutional rights, and urged the state have to protect the sect’s members.

A spate of attacks on individuals, properties, mosques and the schools belonging to Ahmadiyah sect has occurred in recent years, followed by demands on the government to ban the group.

In late 2005, the Religious Affairs Ministry prohibited the Ahmadiyah from propagating its teachings after thousands of people grouped as the Indonesian Muslim Solidarity attacked and vandalized Ahmadiyah’s compounds in several locations, damaging or setting fire to several buildings.

The Indonesian Ulema Council, the country’s highest authority on Islam, in 2005 declared Ahmadiyah heretical for believing Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is the last prophet, not Mohammed, whom mainstream Muslims worldwide believe was God’s last messenger.

Ahmadiyah, or Jemaah Ahmadiyah Qadiyan, which was formed in Pakistan in the 19th century, is little known in Indonesia, with only an estimated 200,000 followers in the country.

About 88 per cent of Indonesia’s 220 million population is Muslim.

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