THE TRUE ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF JIHAD
PART 4 OF A REVIEW OF THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT’S “WHITE PAPER”: QADIYANIYYAT- A GRAVE THREAT TO ISLAM
by Mirza Tahir Ahmad
ABOUT THE BOOK
In 1984 the Islamic government of Pakistan set aside all Islamic injunctions and took it upon itself the burden of depriving the Ahadi Muslims of many basic human rights including religious social freedoms. In an attempt to justify this action, the govenment of Pakistan published a so-called White Paper under the title QADIYANIYAAT- ISLAM KAY LIYAY SANGIN KHATRAH (QADIYANIYYAT- A GRAVE THREAT TO ISLAM).
Although there was nothing new in this so-called White Paper and the Jama’at literature already included detailed answers to all the issues which were raised, nevertheless Hadrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Khalifatul Masih IV, the then Imam of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jama’at, answered these allegations in a series of Friday sermons. These sermons (in Urdu) were published by the London Mosque in 1984 and the English translation is now being published.
Hadrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Khalifatul Masih IV delivered this sermon on Februrary 15, 1985 at the Fadl Mosque London and answered the allegations dealing with the true Islamic concept of jihad by quoting the Holy Qur’an, the history of early Muslims, the writings of the Promised Messiah and other history references.
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