He shaped a platform and space for best that Islam offers to the society at that time, rather than Either you are like us or you are Against
Us theme of “Islamic Ulema ” of that time. He felt unless Islam becomes inclusive of all thoughts and forgo trivial aspects of Lifestyle(Language, manner of wearing of cloths, way of living life, praying and which Gods
to follow), Islam will cease to exist as an equal and be a worthy contributor on the world stage, the only thing Prophet Mohammad must have had desired from his people.
Reforms in Islam?
“Islam’s borders are bloody,” wrote the
late political scientist Samuel Huntington in 1996, “and so are its innards. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, at least 70% of all the fatalities in armed conflicts around the world, were in wars involving Muslims.
All religions have kept pace with the modern scientific and liberated world, of order and non-violence. Both Christianity and Judaism were profoundly
changed by the Reformation and the European Enlightenment, just because one group of people fought for it. Protestants fought and were persecuted for centuries before they brought the Christian world to modernity.
Similarly, Hinduism had to shed its caste system and get updated to changing times. Buddhism was a reformist movement, which brought Calm and Peace to the region of Indo-Bactria for over 1000
However, Islam did not join the renaissance, and driven by Mullahs and political opportunists, by the 18th century due to Hadith
driven genocidal, violent streak, went on a decline.
Ahmadiyyas, had a century and quarter back, tried to prep Islam and be a flag bearer,
to get Islam to its rightful place on the world stage, step in step with the modern progressing world.
Ahmadiyyas a Threat to Mullah’s
Persecution of Ahmadiyyas
Popular and political Muslim opinion in the early days was not at all hostile to Ahmadis, as this was a common practice in Sufi orders, although it is devalued, if not rejected outright, by Sunni orthodoxy. This sect gained traction with
Muslims, as it gave sense of individuality and freedom in the realm of Prophet Mohammad’s Islam, as given by other Sufi traditions. It was soothing, soulful as well as gave Islam a platform, to get step in step with modern times.
After partition, Ahmadiyya leader at the time, Ghulam Ahmad’s son, led the community out of its birthplace in Indian Qadian to Lahore in Pakistan. With the advent of
Military governance and dependence on the Pakistan Army to control justified public questionings, in veil of Mullah driven radical Islam, Ahmadis were barred from calling themselves Muslim, praying, or preaching in the name of Islam, and exhibiting Islamic