Qadianism (Ahmadiyyat) in the News
Qadianis in Gambia Declared Non-Muslim Minority
December 21, 1997
GAMBIA (NNI): President of this North West African state of Gambia has officially
declared as minority country's Qadiani community, after their scholars were
outclassed by Muslim scholars in the Courts and other fora... Gambia is a
sovereign state and an ally of Senegal comprising 96% of Muslim population
and only 4 % non-muslim citizens.
Qadianis have allegedly been propagating their ideology in this state for
long and had started converting Muslims. The Gambian government took notice
of the situation and hosted an international conference of Muslim jurists
and scholars to ponder over the situation. The scholars after deliberations
conveyed to the government the distinctively un-Islamic aspects of the Qadiani
teachings. The government took immediate steps and announced the decision.
Renowned religious scholars who deliberated on the matter in the conference
included prominent Saudi Khateeb and President of the International
Khatme-Nabuwat Movement, Maulana Abdul Hafiz Makki, and Movement's Secretary
General and President of International Conference on Khatme-Nubawat (ICKN),
Maulana Manzoor Ahmed Chinioti. These scholars not only outsmarted the Qadiani
scholars on various fora but also knocked down in arguments in Gambian Courts.
NNI correspondent from Kuwait city reports that soon after the announcement
by the Gambian President, the people of Muslim Kuwait took to the street
in jubilation and distributed sweets as a ritual. The Muslim preachers paid
rich tributes to the Gambian President for his decision.
Head of the Kuwait wing of ICKN Maulana Ahmed Ali Siraj lauding the decision
of Gambian President said Islam was triumphing against the forces pitched
against it. He said the torchbearers of Islamic thoughts in Africa were
successfully clearing the "venom of Qadianiat" in the region.
Source: Courtesy News Network