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New Issue
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Freedom of Speech

This issue examines several complex topics, including what exactly is free speech and its limits within Islam, and how blasphemy should be addressed (or not addressed in Islamic law. 


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Highlights
Highlights

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"Introduction to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community." By Falahud Din Shams. Read more

"The Radicalization of Muslims: A White Paper" By Arif Humayun.  Read more

 
Leaders
Spring 2015 Leaders

2013_fall_leaders_1.pngJumu'ah Sermon
By Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, January 16, 2015

"Those who attacked the offices of this magazine not only fanned wrongful image of the teachings of Islam but also resurrected a dead enemy. If only Muslim organizations which perpetrate atrocities In the name of Islam under-stood that the loving teaching of Islam will bring people  sooner into the fold of Islam. Worldly people are blind to faith. Let alone the Prophet(sa) they even mock God. If we respond to ignorance with ignorance, we would be committing greater ignorance."
 
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Blasphemy And Freedom Of Press
By Mubasher Ahmad, MA. LL.B
 
"No doubt, there are specific punishments prescribed in the Holy Quran for those who commit crimes against humanity or against the State, but no worldly punishment is prescribed for blasphemy. No physical punishment was ever given by the Prophet of Islam to anyone who either bad-mouthed God, or degraded the Quran or insulted him in person. The punishments that are sometimes considered for acts of blasphemy are in fact for acts of rebellion or treachery against the State, for deeds that create lawlessness and anarchy." 
   
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Charlie Hebdo's Double Standards
By 
Atif Munawir Mir
   
"Those glorifying the Charlie Hebdo cartoons never question why in 2008, this institution fired French cartoonist Maurice Sinet, who had been working for the publication for 20 years, for mocking the relationship of former French President Sarkozy's son with a wealthy Jewish woman. He was fired for being anti-Semitic. This firing demonstrates a double standard in which Hebdo champions freedom of expression only when it targets France' marginalized populations.”
 
 
Special Items

Video "Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad's Address"      

2014 Interfatith Peace Symposium, Nov 08, 2014 at Baitul Futuh Mosque, London.

      

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Islam vs. Muslims on Blasphemy
By Mansoor Qureshi
        
"There is not a single verse, not a single tradition or action of the Holy Prophet(sa) that supports physical punishment for any acts of blasphemy. Allah the Almighty, did not allow the Prophet(sa) to prescribe any physical punishment to those who were blasphemous towards him. Read the complete article in the Spring issue.
 
 

 
 
Links to Attacks against Ahmadi Muslims
lahoreattack.jpgLinks to Attacks against Ahmadi Muslims
The Muslim Sunrise Team has categorized various internet links related to the May 28, 2010 terrorist attacks on Ahmadi Mosques in Lahore, Pakistan, as well as other acts of violence against Ahmadi Muslims.
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