His only crime was being an Ahmadi

Published: May 28, 2014
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Dr Mehdi Ali completed his medical degree from the Punjab Medical College in Faisalabad before immigrating to the United States. PHOTO: JAMAAT-E-AHMADIYYA

Ashir is just two-years-old. Yesterday, he was witness to the most horrific tragedy anyone can imagine. His father – a 50-year-old doctor – was brutally murdered in Pakistan. His crime: He belonged to the Ahmadiyya community.

Dr Mehdi Ali was a US-trained cardiologist on a medical mission to Pakistan. He was visiting Tahir Heart Institute; a state-of-the-art Cardiology hospital in Rabwah, Pakistan. Many Pakistanis cannot even afford routine medical visits. Dr Ali was bringing specialised advanced medical care to these poor people, free of cost. It was the second day of his three-week humanitarian trip when tragedy struck. The doctor said his morning prayers and head off to a local cemetery with his wife and youngest son. He was here to pay his respects to deceased members of his family and hundreds of other members of his community. As he exited the cemetery, two militants riding a motorcycle fired at him repeatedly and fled the scene. As Ashir and his mother watched in absolute horror, Dr Ali breathed his last on the very spot.

Dr Mehdi Ali completed his medical degree from the Punjab Medical College in Faisalabad before immigrating to the United States. Here, he completed his medical residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He also served as a youth leader of an Ahmadiyya Youth Association (MKA) while in Brooklyn. He then pursued a fellowship in Cardiology and was serving as an interventional Cardiologist at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio. The esteemed doctor was also serving as Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Ohio University – a position of honour for a Pakistani.

Dr Ali was scheduled to see hundreds of patients – irrespective of faith and creed – on his current visit. Most of these patients were from in and around the Rabwah region, but some were coming in from far ends of the country to benefit from his expertise. His death is a great loss for humanity and it comes just two days before the fourth anniversary of the May 28th carnage of Lahore. In 2010, Taliban militants barged into two Ahmadi Mosques in Lahore, killing 86 Ahmadi Muslims during the Friday prayers.

I see myself in Dr Mehdi Ali. I am also a Pakistani who immigrated to the United States to escape religious persecution. I also work in the field of Cardiology and have served in Tahir Heart Institute for six months as a trainee. I browsed through Dr Ali’s Facebook page and felt a deep connection with him. Like him, I also love Pakistani cricket and the city of Lahore. He was a great painter and a keen poet himself.

The persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan is no new phenomenon. Killings of Ahmadis go unchecked and no State official as much as condemns this ongoing barbarity. In fact, the Pakistani state is directly responsible for these crimes against humanity. The second amendment to Pakistan’s constitution strips Ahmadis of their basic right to self-identity. Ordinance XX goes a step further and criminalises all profession of faith, taking away all freedom of religion of the Ahmadis altogether. Just a few months ago, a British Ahmadi doctor was jailed for reciting the Quran in his clinic.

Dr Ali’s life was a living blasphemy under Pakistani law. But he was out of jail. So someone decided to address the issue himself and serve the law on his own. The assailants of this horrible crime managed to escape the scene. But in Pakistan, there is no difference between getting caught for murdering Ahmadis or escaping. When Ahmadis captured two militants in the Lahore Carnage of 2010, the courts let them go free. Until the government takes the ongoing apartheid of Ahmadis seriously, these crimes will continue to pile.

Like Dr Ali, I am also eager to fight disease back home. But a much bigger disease sits in my way. Before I fight human illness, I wonder if I must fight this plague and cancer – religious bigotry and extremism –that has gripped my nation as a whole and has become the most powerful institution in the country.

For those wondering, Dr Ali is not just a statistic. He lives in my heart and I – and scores of other Ahmadi doctors – will carry on his humanitarian mission, with even greater zeal, for as long as we live.

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Kashif Chaudhry

A graduate of King Edward Medical University, Lahore and Mt Sinai University Hospital in New York, Kashif is currently completing his Cardiology fellowship in Boston, USA. He writes for various American newspapers and Pakistani publications and blogs at the Huffington Post. His interests include medicine, human rights and interfaith dialogue. He tweets @KashifMD (twitter.com/KashifMD)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • نائلہ

    @author, nicely written. As an Ahmadi myself, i can do nothing but pray for the improvement of the state of this country; A nation created in the name of Islam is killing in its name too. Disgusting. Recommend

  • Parvez

    …..and when people equate Islam with violance……are they wrong ?Recommend

  • Zubair Khan

    For those wondering, Dr Ali is not just a statistic. He lives in my heart and I – and scores of other Ahmadi doctors – will carry on his humanitarian mission, with even greater zeal, for as long as we live. Well said Kashif. Same feeling all over among Ahmadies.Recommend

  • Shaikh Islam

    Allah knows his secrets.Recommend

  • Abuzar Jamil

    We do not choose our birthplace, we do not choose our family. Religion and beliefs come from a family and society where we are born and it is not ours to decide. It is wrong to kill someone because his beliefs and mine were different. There will be a judgement day and all these matters will be decided by the ONE who created us. So it is not our job to decide.Recommend

  • Mohi1

    Yes. I never think Adolf Hitler as being a representative of Christianity.Recommend

  • Mehreen

    Unfortunately PK is turning into a land of loony bins – where Ahmadis are killed and no one even bothers to speak up, lest they be the next target; where women are killed in broad daylight in front of a LHC in Lahore for ‘honor killing’ – and its so ironic that its always the woman who has ‘honor’ -men run scot free, for their honor is never in question.

    My heart goes out to Dr. Mehdi Ali’s family – may Allah give him the highest place in Jannah; may his soul rest in peace inshallah – may his efforts and kindness never go in vain – may his legacy continue to live on for ever.
    Heartfelt condolences to the family – our prayers are with you in these terrible times.Recommend

  • sajid

    what to say , irrespective of sect, he came to Pakistan to serve humanity, but inhuman people of Pakistan murdered him for no good reason..its my humble piece of advice to all doctors who are serving abroad, they should not even think of coming to Pakistan.Recommend

  • abhi099

    and pakistanis are worried about modi? hypocrisy at its best.Recommend

  • MDK

    this indeed is a great loss for the people of Pakistan. Not being an Ahmadi myself, i still salute this man for the humanitarian cause, travelling to Pakistan and serving the people irrespective of the cast or creed. I am sure Allah would accept his service for humanity and reward him.Recommend

  • Naila

    Who’s secrets?Recommend

  • Rashid Ahmedkutty

    Unfortunately they are the people who were very much active in asking for a separate nation fearing of persecution from Hindu majority, but the irony is that the country which they thought of haven is going on a killing spree and the country which they deemed will turn worse for them in the future is the most safe on the earth for them right now.Recommend

  • https://twitter.com/Kamranhayder1 Kamran Hayder

    Top professionals from Ahmadi and Shia community are constantly being targeted. @shaikhislam:disqus, Its hurts more when “neutral” people are too scared to take a side.Recommend

  • Abuzar Jamil

    Dr Mehdi Ali’sRecommend

  • Anon

    Who caresRecommend

  • adnan ahmad

    yes allah almigghty know his secretes but who have given us the rigght to get the blood of someone,is it we who have created him ,or allah almighty,so let him decide his fate……ahmadi,, shia this all is our creatiion we are creatures for allah almighty ,Recommend

  • Nauman 321

    Dear Kashif Chaudry, please atleast research your own religion. What is the punishment for Apostasy. Claiming anyone to be a Prophet after Holy Prophet is punishable by death.Recommend

  • genesis

    Amendment, no we do not choose our religion either. We are indoctrinated into it from our birth.Recommend

  • نائلہ

    If by ‘people’ you are referring to Ahmadis, let me make it clear to you that no Ahmadi holds anything against either pakistan or india. No Ahmadi deemed india will turn worse or better for Ahmadis. And on india being safe for us: http://ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/india-ahmadiyya-muslim-mosque-attacked.html Recommend

  • Naila

    Pakistanis are worried about modi? News to me. Recommend

  • https://twitter.com/kazmi13 Syeda KAzmi

    Indeed a great loss.. but why never ahmedi people arranged a protest against the genocide ?? even when Lahore bomb blasts took place, they never came in front.. As u have mentioned that “it goes unchecked” .. even if the other minorities choose not to promulgate these incidents, it will go unnoticed too…Ahmedis really need to speak & fight for their rights..Recommend

  • abhi099

    you should see news, opinions and commentary on your country’s news websites about modi everyday critisizing modi since recent 6 months after he was announced as india’s pm candidate.Recommend

  • abhi099

    any answer to this:
    Singapore Deports Indian, Probing Another for Syrian Recommend

  • Naila

    So how exactly do 180 mil people WORRY about modi?Recommend

  • Naila

    You really think that is going to work in Pakistan? We do sign petitions and send it to politicians etc of many different countries but coming to the streets will only result in more deaths. Recommend

  • Naila

    Clearly you do, as you have taken such valuable time out if your life to type such a thing. Recommend

  • Naila

    And yes you will earn heaven like that. Recommend

  • Naila

    First they came for the Hindus, I did not speak for I was not a Hindu
    Then they came for the Ahmadis, I did not speak for I was not an Ahmadi
    Then they came for the Christians, I did not speak for I was not a Christian
    Then they came for the Shia, I did not speak for I was not Shia

    Then they came for me- and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Watch out Pakistan; you have bitten off more than you can chew.

    ET please publish Recommend

  • https://twitter.com/Kamranhayder1 Kamran Hayder

    They cant even protest openly. After Lahore attacks, few of my friends went to their worship place to join their hands. But they said, “We are thankful to you, but please dont do this. We are already in danger, so cant afford these protests”… We all have to fight for rights of all of us. They have been made too weak to do this..Recommend

  • Abuzar Jamil

    That’s the second line read again.Recommend

  • Raza Rashid

    we are fanatics with really twisted ideologies and faiths. if murderer of Taseer cant be put on trial then anything is expected in this country..unfortunately it is now so deeply en-rooted that it cant be changed over night and a minor change that can be expected is through removing “islami jamhooria” from PakistanRecommend

  • naseer

    No ahmadis knew exactly what was going to happen in Pakistan; however the second khalipha decided to back the Muslim league and jinah to keep the unity among the Muslims of India. Its Pakistan’s loss. Recommend

  • Owais

    what
    is self-righteous about this guy? Thousands of people have been
    murdered in karachi during last few years. This murder is similar to the
    murders in karachi where the murdered person does not know why he was
    murdered. i am at odd thinking why just a
    single murder in rabwah gets such significance and not the person
    murdered at aisha manzil alongwith his six year old daughter? is it just
    because he had a beard and was a karachiite?Recommend

  • Owais

    But
    here i would also appreciate the quick analytical and inferential
    efforts of “media” and other “(fake) elements” by linking cause of his death back to his sect and
    earning extra sympathies for their sect as always.Recommend

  • Hammad Mian

    Mr. Kashid How did you reach to the conclusion that he was killed because of Ahmedi. Local police has revealed that he was killed due to the property issue by his step brothers.Recommend

  • Naila

    Unless you are forgetting, this is the blog section of ET and everyone is free to write a blog on whatever they want. He was killed because of his faith. Go to America or Australia, if you were killed there because you are a Muslim, would you not want to be remembered? Should we not care for that either? Recommend

  • Hammad Mian

    They can do so many things openly which the Non-Ahmedi people know very well.Recommend

  • Naila

    Answer? I don’t see your question. Recommend

  • Naila

    What’s that got to do with secrets?Recommend

  • Sohaib Awan

    http://youtu.be/ptPFd93KsiQ

    Here are his brothers explaining it. If you don’t have the patience to watch the whole thing, skip to where it shows an ad from Sargodha by mullah that says that getting treatment at the facility Dr. Mehdi went to volunteer at is a “great sin.” And also says that any relations with them makes you a kafir.Recommend

  • Naila

    The same local police that will never be able to find the killers; they are so trustworthy arn’t they. Oh yes, let’s forget the fact that he just came from America 2 DAYS ago. Recommend

  • sameer ahmad

    Ahmadies only protest peacefully,Burning Tyres and coming out on roads is against their Philosophy.They Believe in a Living God who will Rescue them at last.But their peace-full protest is not covered by Media.The influence of Mullah in Pakistan is well established on Media and even on Liberals.Recommend

  • Critical

    Because thats what others are waiting for!!! A group of around 1000 Ahmedis in main street …

    Perfect opportunity for a suicide bomber to show his faith by blasting himself and collecting his quota of 72…Recommend

  • bajwa

    Show me a single verse in the Holy Quran which declares apostasy to be a crime punishable by man.Recommend

  • AZ

    May Allah be your protector
    Please come out from the state of denialRecommend

  • Kushal

    comaparing just one incident with a series of religious persecution? BTW I came to “know” Ahmadis are not muslims when I started visiting Pak website. Till that time I knew that they are just another sect within Islam.Recommend

  • http://kashifmd.com/ Kashif Chaudhry

    Hating is one thing, lying another. At least don’t lie. No such police report.Recommend

  • Syed Bukhari

    AA
    Though I can understand where you are coming from, I beg to differ. You may well remember Hazara community’s peaceful protest.. It did not result in any major steps being taken for their security, until one day they shot down a scum.
    Unfortunately, it appears to be the only solution in Pakistan that works- If you want security, get armed. Unless something changes, the country is bound to go from “Islam ka Qila” to “Musalmanon ka Qabristan”.
    I would not wish what his son went through on my worst enemy.

    Kind regards;
    SyedRecommend

  • Syed Bukhari

    And Dr. Mehdi Ali was claiming to be a prophet?? Seriously is that how you think??
    Don’t you remember the Hadees about taking a life? Can you not remember that the Hadees applies to every man and woman regardless of their race or religion?

    SyedRecommend

  • Tehseen

    Because Ahmadis never stand against the state. Blocking the roads and burning tires are anti state activities and this shows how committed and law abiding Ahmadis are to their state no matter what plight they face.Recommend

  • dr bushra riaz

    this is a thankless nation…allah hasnt mentioned muslim when he says savng a live z savng humanity n killng a live z killng humanity..if these fanatics thnk they earn heaven by killng people,,i will prefer a hell for respectng human lives irrespctve of religion n creed.Recommend

  • IHateDisqus

    Unfortunate news article from 2 years ago. However you will notice that the perpetrators are Sunni Muslims. This is what happens when these people are uneducated and you have the likes of Akbaruddin Owaisi who spread hate and hearkens back to the time of the Nizams.Recommend

  • sidjeen

    Hitler never killed people on the basis of religion. you should study Naziism it will be quite enlightening for you.Recommend

  • IHateDisqus

    If I were you, I wouldn’t return assuming you are abroad. I am a minority too in India and I can’t put myself in the situation Ahmadis are facing in Pakistan.Recommend

  • IHateDisqus
  • Syeda KAzmi

    @disqus_oAVVL55h6n:disqus who said protests are only recorded by burning tires? there are other peaceful ways…Recommend

  • Syeda KAzmi

    @Critical when shites were attacked in Rawalpindi, Christian community stood by them and even protested with them.. similarly when Church was attacked in Peshawar, other minority sects spoke for them… Ahmedis never raised a single voice against anything… Silence in the face of injustice is a crime…just because you’ll be killed, doesn’t mean you will not raise your voice.. these killings in the name of religion will not going to stop so either this way or that, life is at risk each day…Recommend

  • MK

    By reading,writing and commenting in more numbers about modi and less about the lady who was stoned to death in high courtRecommend

  • Bushra Anas

    Superb!!Recommend

  • Indian

    and 72 virgins as a bonusRecommend

  • siesmann

    This humane doctor thought that doing good to a prejudiced and fanatic people will protect him.And he paid for his mistake.Dr. Chaudhary! You had better use your talents elsewhere than put your life at risk.Your humanity will be much appreciated by people elsewhere.Leave Pakistan to its fanatic mullahs and its cowardly population.Recommend

  • Parvez

    Christianity was equated with violence at the time of the Inquisition in the 12th – 13th century………we are in the 21st.
    Your reference to Hitler was effective but not altogether correct.Recommend

  • Sohaib

    Please dont spread false propaganda…. If you have any proof of what you said, please present it ………Recommend

  • muslim

    very well said Naila. Such people would always point others, and never look at themselves..Recommend

  • MMI

    I think you did not read the full article. He was cardiologist certified from America and professor also. he was here to serve your fellow men, who are ill and can’t afford medicine / treatment. he was here to serve humanity. Not a single penny is charged in that hospital and doctors came to work in it work there free of cost.Recommend

  • MMI

    i knew him more than you all. he don’t have any steps. moreover in our community no one is killed for property. its just one cause Ahmedi/ Qadiani.Recommend

  • ajeet

    Adolf Hitler didn’t say hail Mary before his each atrocity.Recommend

  • gp65

    “If by ‘people’ you are referring to Ahmadis, let me make it clear to you that no Ahmadi holds anything against either pakistan or india”

    This may very well be the case now. But Rashid is referring to the fact that Ahmadis were at the forefront of the Pakistan movement – fearing that Hindus would not allow them to worship freely.

    Secondly, I feel sorry that instances like those in the url you attached occurred in India also but, there are the following observations I have

    1) The article talks about ‘Ahmadi mosque’ and refers to Ahmadis as ‘Ahmadiya Muslims’. This cannot happen in Pakistan where profession of Muslim faith by Ahmadis is criminalised by law. In India this was an individual incident.

    2) The atackers were Muslims of other sects not Hindus – whom Ahmadis were trying to escape during the Pakistan movement.

    3) When I got my Indian passport I did not have to show disrespect for the beliefs of Ahmadi faith.Recommend

  • np

    Difference is that the criminalisation of worship by Ahmadis is part of the constitution and that was done at the direction of Maulanas in the name of Islam. Hitler did not say he was doing what he did for Christianity nor did the Pope or a group of German Cardinals influence Hitler to do what he did.Recommend

  • gp65

    I am sorry about this. From all the posts I have read from you, you are a good human being. Stay safe. My prayers for you and your loved ones from across the border.Recommend

  • gp65

    There are 5 pillars of Islam are there not? Exactly which pillar tells you that Prophet Mohammed was the last Prophet?
    Secondly, according to you all, he was not even a Muslim, so where does the question of apostasy come into picture?
    Thirdly, if apostasy were truly punishable by death as you seem to imply then what is the meaning of ‘ there is no force in relgion’?
    Finally even if they are wrong in how they interpret Islam, is it your job or that of Allah to judge them?Recommend

  • gp65

    First of all it is extremely unfortunate that you and your loved ones have to live under such insecurity in Karachi. I pray that things improve for you all.
    However being killed in a random act of violence and being killed specifically because of your faith are two quite different things.Recommend

  • Truth Mirror

    Adolf Hitler never claimed to be a torch bearer of Christianity. He claimed to be a white, German supermascist. However, the folks doing the killing in Pakistan claim to be the torch bearers of “true” Islam and are justifying it using religious doctrine.Recommend

  • Dr. Naeem

    Even ALLAH will not give Dr. Ali a lowest place in Jannah. Because who doesnt believe on Khatme Nubuwah SAWW, he is not going to be a muslim.Recommend

  • TruthSquad

    Naseer, please do not distort history. Rashid is right.Recommend

  • raj

    I m not sure now if its a good idea to talk about such topics even on forum… the next number could be ours.. Pakistan society is so unprofessional and impatient now.Recommend

  • Rps Hundal

    You justify the killings of Hindus, Ahmadis, Christians, Shias and not people of your own religion. This is the problem, problem of a mind set. If you had spoken when they came after Hindus, probably they would not have come after the people of your faith.Recommend

  • Nasir

    Nauman… This interpretation is not of Islam. Nor it was the practice of the Holy Prophet of Islam to punish someone by death since he/she is an apostate.
    Having said this, I would say this article has rubbed right where you….know to those people who come up with lame excuses such as the one you used.

    With this type of attitude among Pakistanis…..

    The Holy Quran says (17:17- 18) “And when We intend to destroy a township, We address Our commandment to its rebellious people, but they transgress therein;so the sentence of punishment becomes due against it, and We destroy it with utter destruction.
    How may generations have We destroyed after Noah! And thy Lord suffices as the Knower and Seer of the sins of His servants”.

    ..all I can say is wait and see you’ll be hit on your back…and you’ll not even know where it came from.Recommend

  • Tayyab Pirzada

    “The first thing to remember here is that when we claim to be a Divine community we should be mindful that such communities do not believe in relying on worldly governments and protestations. There is no hand of any worldly help in the progress of Divine communities. Moreover, worldly help is never unconditional, it is never offered without any clause to capitulate before whoever is offering help and true believers cannot abide by this. They seek help from God and turn to Him alone. When we seek God’s help in times of trials, He opens further avenues of progress and advancement for us. Today, Ahmadis spread all over the world, in 204 countries, are witness to the fact that our trails are opening up new avenues of success for the Jama’at and we are traversing greater heights.

    As far as the Shia community or others are concerned, Huzoor said he cannot see they are getting their rights by adopting worldly means of protestations, all that is happening is that persecution is being responded with oppression, which we will never do.”

    – Current Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community answered your question in his last Friday Sermon (https://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-05-23.html#summary-tab)Recommend

  • Tayyab Pirzada

    Show your proofRecommend

  • Nasir

    Yo go Girl!Recommend

  • Dexter

    No Owais… probably he’s fundamentalist Karachite.
    Secondly, It’s Ahmadis who are being killed constantly in Karachi, in Rabwah this latest one and in Mirpurkhas, Nawabshah and elswhere on the basis of religion. Those Karachite Ahmadis who were killed one of them was married couple of days ago to a Pakistan American bride…who not only lost her husband but also her father those killings took place at Ahmadiyya area of Karachi. None other than their families are being targetted. So yes there is a difference. Recommend

  • Mohammed Majeed

    If you are indoctrinated from birth, how you know you are in the right religion? How do you know that your creator will decide that you are in the right path?Recommend

  • Nasir

    Naila… these people are Sumun Bukmun and ummeyun. So don’t bother to argue with them. I quoted verses from the Holy Quran Ch.17 verses 17-18 above and they all fall in this category.Recommend

  • Mohammed Majeed

    Basically, they are scared that Modi would invade Pakistan and annihilate it!!Recommend

  • Mohammed Majeed

    There is a chance, the protesters might be bombed and killed en bloc.Recommend

  • Bin Ismail

    @ Hammad Mian
    And I suppose, the 86 Ahmadis who were killed during the Friday prayers on 10th May 2010, were also killed due to property disputes, by their step-brothers?Recommend

  • Saleem Tahir

    Watch out Pakistan;
    The wrath of God cometh,ideed it is at your doorstep.
    You ignored and forgot the earthquake and the flood,this one you will not be able to forget or ignore.Recommend

  • Syeda KAzmi

    @tayyabpirzada:disqus again my point.. silence in the face of injustice is a crime.. if you see religious history, on several accounts there were people who raised their voices against the injustice and even fought for it… as far as Hazara community is concerned.. they showed a symbol of peaceful protests and dared to come in front.. Plus there are no short term effects of protests, revolutions and victories take time…Recommend

  • Ahmed

    I dunno…. but i am just thinking in many different directions…he was in Rabwah, it was his second day, and the incident happened early in the morning… who knew all of this… who leaked this information…who knew that he will go to the cemetery early morning…it can be the militants/extremists, but it can be something personal also!
    and how did the attackers manage to escape, being a small town Rabwah has strict security 24/7…
    I dunno…. but i am just thinking in many different directions.Recommend

  • Kolsat

    Your response is dishonest. I find it amazing that you accused Ahamadis being unsafe in India and who attacked their mosque? Mullahs and their followers (Sunni I suppose) who attacked and damaged the mosque. The attackers were dispersed by 150 policemen. Ahamadis are in danger from Sunni Muslims and not from Hindus. In any country police cannot be everywhere ultimately people have to follow the law but when you have hatred in your hearts law has no fear for you.Recommend

  • Nauman 321

    Who goes to heaven and who doesnt is another discussion, and no killing Ahmedis wont give you passage but to deny or question the basic principles of Islam is out of bounds. This is how corruption of religious concepts begin. Do not deny what is very clear. ” NO TOLERANCE FOR PPL WHO CLAIM TO BE PROPHETS NOR FOR THEIR FOLLOWERS. Want to be a phoney prophet start your own religion, do not use Islam or its concepts, and no one will kill you.Recommend

  • raj

    yes. everything we put on Allah.. what about the name Ashraf-ul-Makhloqat means to you man… intellect is given to us to think about right..Recommend

  • raj

    i think Anon is damn right here in saying Who Cares (in sarcastic terms) as we, as society, has become insensitive so blogs like these would not change the sick minds that we, as a nation, are thriving. It would take courage of millions of people (at individual level) to change themselves and work like a nationRecommend

  • raj

    give me an example when a small community has spoken and have got their rights. Things never go like that in nations like Pakistan and India. India is changing but pakistan is moving backwards.Recommend

  • raj

    Prophet Muhammad never killed someone from different religion. Even He did not say a single word to that lady who was throwing garbage at Him. Do you study or not ? I bet not. Who on this earth gave some Muslim this right of killing others. Respect other believes and get respect from others. It is this impatient behaviour towards other religion that is causing much trouble for muslims around the world. If killing was the solution, then Allah would not have sent a Prophet to guide us. Allah would not have made so many religions. On one side, we say Allah made everything and on the other we contradict by saying there is no space for other religions..Recommend

  • raj

    i think, here, worry means … Modi as PM bothers them most as he was accused of killing muslims.. but Pak ppl killing other religions is a hypocrisy at its bestRecommend

  • bajwa

    How innocent of you; you still have faith in our police.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    @disqus_ry0Pnoti7b:disqus,

    In India, Ahmadis are still considered Muslims by law. In Pakistan, if you call an Ahmadi place of worship – a Mosque, you can be accused of Blasphemy. By law they are considered non-Muslims.

    The Muslim population in India and Pakistan aren’t that dissimilar after all and thats exactly what I’ve been trying to portray all this time..

    You agree with me after all this time..Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    There is another community which is disappearing in India – Parsis.

    The difference between Ahmadis and Parsis is the latter is hunted by the state and fellow citizens, Parsis are just following a natural path to extinction.

    The fate of both is the same. But, the path is vastly different and that makes all the difference.

    By the way, Ahmadis in India too are facing the same problems from.. Not Hindus, but fellow Muslims.Recommend