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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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Ahmadi women and children in Indonesia face abuse - watchdog

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Ahmadi women and children in Indonesia face abuse - watchdog

Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:55pm IST

JAKARTA (Reuters) — Indonesian women and children who follow Ahmadiyya, an Islamic sect that has come under attack from hardline Muslims, have faced discrimination and human rights abuses for many years, a Jakarta-based watchdog said on Thursday.

The National Commission on Violence against Women urged the government to revoke a ministerial decree issued on Monday, under which the Ahmadis are forbidden from preaching or converting others, saying this would only encourage more abuses.

“There is no government effort to prevent discrimination against Ahmadis’ children,” Kamala Candrakirana, who heads the commission, told a press conference.

She said Ahmadi children tend to be stigmatised at school, where some teachers highlight their faith in their school report cards.

The commission, which compiled material from 2000, from Sukabumi district in West Java and from Lombok island, also found that several Ahmadi women had given birth prematurely after their houses had been attacked by militant groups, and that Ahmadis were often prevented from marrying other Muslims.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla told Reuters this week the government would not ban Ahmadiyya, ending months of speculation over the fate of the sect.

A government team tasked with monitoring religious groups had previously recommended that Ahmadiyya should be banned as the sect’s teachings deviate from fundamental Islamic tenets.

The Ahmadis refuse to accept the Prophet Mohammad as Islam’s final prophet, and say their founder is a prophet and messiah.

The group has been a subject of heated controversy after Indonesia’s Ulema Council, the country’s Islamic authority, branded the group “deviant”.

Indonesia has a population of 226 million, of which about 85 percent are Muslim. Most of them are moderate, and the constitution grants freedom of faith.

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Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-34036620080612
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