Ahmadis in Rawalpindi had no place to offer Eid prayers: Spokesperson

Ahmadis say they were barred by senior district officials to offer Eid prayers at their main place of worship.


Web Desk August 22, 2012

The Ahmadis living in Rawalpindi were not allowed to offer Eid prayers on August 20 at their main place of worship, Ewan e Tawheed, said a press release on Wednesday.

The spokesperson of Jama’at Ahmadiyya Pakistan, Saleemuddin, said that “the government and local administration has violated Article 20 of the Constitution after stopping Ahmadis from congregating for Eid prayers. The Article 20 ensures every citizen to freely perform religious duties.”

Saleemuddin, in the press release, stressed that the Ahmadis would never compromise or accept any pressure on their fundamental right to worship.

“This is not only a denial of religious freedom but is also depriving the Ahmadis of an annual ritual where worship goes with social activity,” the press release added.

According to a tweet by Saleemuddin, the order to stop Ahmadis from praying at their place of worship was issued by senior district officials.

COMMENTS (82)

Junaid | 8 years ago | Reply

@Tahir: Mr Tahir, does Sunni pray behind Shia Imams or Madni Imams or Ahl-e-Hadith Imams?? NO!! Because it is a matter of sacredness of ones faith. One cannot be a hypocrite by praying behind Imams who conflict with their beliefs. And how can one be content if his prayer will be accepted when praying behind some other believer?? Therefore, we cannot demand Ahmadis to pray behind some other believer, especially when that believer does not consider them even a Muslim!!

So will you be ready to pray behind Ahmadi Imams?? think about it !!

SemiReligious | 8 years ago | Reply

@Vikram: Thanks for the positive msg; but wish you could have refrained from doling out the negative remark in the last sentence. Sometimes, it is better not to state the obvious truth.

I have tried to spread your msg. Thanks. ...Rgds//

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