Resolution No. 4(4/2)


Quote - The Council of the Islamic Fiqh Academy during its second session held in Jeddah(Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), from 10 to 16 Rabiul Thani 1406 H (22-28 December 1985);

Having looked into the request for juristic opinion submitted to it by “The Islamic Legal Council, Cape town (South Africa)” about the ruling concerning “The Qadianiya” and the group branching from it, referred to as the “Lahorites”, to examine whether to consider them as Muslims or otherwise, and whether it is possible for a non-Muslim to adjudicate in a controversy of this nature;

In the light of research works and documents presented to the members of the Council of the Academy related to this subject and about Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (Al-Qadiani) who appeared in India in the last century and to whom the Qadiani and Lahorite sects are attributed;

Having looked into the facts presented concerning these two sects and after having verified that Mirza Ghulam Ahmed has declared to be a Prophet sent and revealed upon, and such claim having been established about him through his writings some of which he claims to be revelation made upon him; and that he had continued to proclaim such a status all his life, inviting people through his books and speeches to believe in his Prophethood and being a messenger and moreover, it has been proven that he has denied many of the very obvious teaching of Islam such as the Holy War(Jihad);

Having further considered the declaration made by the Islamic Fiqh Academy of Makkah Al-Mukarramah on this same issue;

1.      The declaration by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad concerning his Prophethood and his claim of inspiration by the Divine Revelation, is an open rejection of the obviously and categorically established religious doctrine concerning the ending of Prophethoood with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and that there is no revelation after him.  Therefore, the said declaration from Mirza Ghulam Ahmad make him, along with all those who accept the same, apostates (Murtad), who have apostatized Islam.  As far as the Lahorites are concerned, they too, like the Qadianis are apostates (Murtad) despite their description of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed as the shadow and incarnation of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

2.      No non-Islamic court or non-Muslim judge is entitled to make a judgment about someone’s Islam or apostasy, particularly when they defy the consensus of Muslim nations represented by its academies and scholars.  This is so because a judgment concerning Islam and apostasy is not recognizable except when it is issued by a Muslim who knows all prerequisites for entering into Islam or parting with it as an apostate and who has the grasp of the essence of Islam and disbelief and knows in depth what has been established by the Book, the Sunnah and the consensus.  Therefore, the decision of such a court is void.

Verily, Allah is All-Knowing – Unquote

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