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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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Activists Slam Govt Inaction on Ahmadiyah Cases
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia
Activists Slam Govt Inaction on Ahmadiyah Cases
March 23, 2011

Activists on Tuesday called for urgent state action against attacks on Ahmadiyah, saying authorities had failed to follow up on National Commission on Human Rights probes into the violence.

M.M. Billah, a former member of the commission, also known as Komnas HAM, said the body found clear proof of rights violations in last month’s mob riots against an Ahmadiyah community in Cikeusik, Banten.

The commission requested sanctions against hard-liners after it recorded instances of forced displacement, special targeting of victims and premeditated attacks. However, Billah said authorities refused to act on the findings.

Billah, now with the Jakarta-based Center for Participatory and Social Management, said inaction was not new.

“I headed the fact-finding team that was assigned to probe rights violations when Ahmadis in Parung, Bogor, were attacked in 2005,” he said.

“At the time, the Bogor Police chief told me he couldn’t arrest the perpetrators. He said if he did, an angry mob would destroy his office,” Billah said.

His team probed another assault on the minority Muslim sect a year later in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara.

Billah likened the attacks to “serious crimes against humanity and genocide.”

“In Cikeusik, there was murder, deprivation of freedom and persecution,” he said.

Yoseph Adi Prasetyo, a Komnas HAM commissioner, said on Tuesday that the fact-finding report on Cikeusik was almost complete. However, he said the commission did not have the authority to prosecute.

Yoseph said this was a recurring problem, particularly in cases of alleged rights abuses by armed forces personnel. “We’d hand over our reports to the House of Representatives and they’d have to push the police and prosecutors to bring the cases to court,” he said.

“To date, there are five pending cases that have not been followed up on,” he added.

Unresolved cases include the disappearance of activists across the nation during riots in May 1998 and the shooting of protesters near Trisakti University and Semanggi in Jakarta that same year.

There was also the 1989 massacre of 130 Muslims by soldiers in Talangsari, Lampung, as well as attacks on villagers in Wasior and Wamena in Papua.

Bhatara Ibnu Reza, a researcher for Imparsial, said Komnas HAM needed more state support. “Silence is no longer golden. By doing nothing, we are approving crimes against humanity.” Ulma Haryanto

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