The controversy surrounding the murder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Asad Shah has taken another surprising turn. After the murder Muslim Council of Britain released a statement reaffirming their stance that Ahmadis are not Muslims. The MCB is affiliated with ‘Khatm e Nabuwat‘ an anti-Ahmadiyya organization responsible for distributing hate leaflets in London which called for the death of Ahmadi Muslims.
The leaflets which are undersigned by the Aalmi Majlis-e-Tahafuze KhatmeNabuwat (AMTKN) of Stockwell Green were distributed at several London locations and have been obtained by IBTimes UK.
MCB affiliate KhatmeNabuwat describes itself as “an international, religious preaching and reform organization.”
According to the website the organization arranges conferences in UK on the belief that Prophet Muhammad is the last Prophet. These conferences specifically target Ahmadiyya sect of Islam which believes that their founder was a Prophet whose coming was foretold by the Prophet Muhammad himself. For this belief the Ahmadiyya Muslims are branded as heretics and apostates by groups like Khatm-e-Nabuwat. AMTKN website states that anyone who does not believe that Prophet Muhammad is the last Prophet should be killed.
Denier of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat element of Nubuwwat is infidel, traitor, and biggest liar. His punishment is the Same as that *Muselema Kazzab (A person who according to some Muslims was killed for claiming to be a Prophet.)”.
The AMTKN website describes how their preaching activities are not limited just to Pakistan but are spread over different countries including the UK
“Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwwat arranges preaching and reform trips and conferences in many countries of the world e.g. U.K, U.S and Africa etc.”
AMTKN publishes a weekly “Khatm-e-Nubuwwat” magazine from Karachi and a monthly “Laulak” magazine from Multan. Both of these magazines are filled with extremist content and both have published rulings that anyone who “disrespects Prophet Muhammad” should be killed. The same reasoning and words used by Tanveer Ahmad, the killer of Asad Shah.
AMTKN’s monthly magazine Laulak specifically mentionsanti-Ahmadiyya laws of Pakistan and declares Ahmadiyya belief to be heresy which should be punished with death. Another edition of monthly Laulak references a book chapter that details the success KhatmeNabuwat has had in the UK. The book titled “Ehtsabe Qadiyanyat” which translates into “Holding Qadianis (Ahmadis) Accountable” was published by AMTKN in 2009.
AMTKN’s weekly “Khatm e Nabuwat” magazine which is published from Karachi, Pakistan declares that any one who leaves Islam to become “Qadiani” (Ahmadi) is WajibulQatal (should be killed).
Meanwhile their Facebook page lists that “Khatm e Nabuwat is protection of Islam, and that is the biggest Jihad, anyone who dies fighting for this is a Martyr.” Another one of AMTKN’s Facebook post declares that “All Qadianis (Ahmadis) are Blasphemers like Slaman Rushdie”.