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Pakistan's top cleric calls on govt. to execute Ahmadis

Updated: Sep 28, 2016 12:49 IST

Rabwah [Pakistan], Sept. 28 (ANI): Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman of Pakistan's 'Ruet-e-Hilal Committee', has urged the government to execute Ahmadis who according to him do not believe in the finality of Prophet Muhammad.

"According to the constitution of Pakistan, Ahmadis are deniers of KhatmeNabuwat (Finality of Prophethood) and are hence outside the fold of Islam, Since the punishment for not accepting the constitution is execution, those who deny the finality of Prophet Muhammad should also be executed," Rahman was quoted as saying by Rabwah Times when he was speaking at a KhatmeNabuwat rally in the village of Lalian on Saturday.

He added that the young generation should contact Islamic Seminaries in order to save themselves from the propaganda of Ahmadis, insisting that explicit programs on Internet and TV were ruining the youth.

He further said that the first Caliph of Islam destroyed those who denied that Prophet Muhammad was the last Prophet, at the same time Molana Shah Ahmad Norani along with 27 other clerics played a keyhole in having the Ahmadis declared as non-Muslims.

Lalian Village, where the rally took place, is located a few miles from the town of Rabwah, which has the highest concentration of Ahmadis in Pakistan.

Ahmadiyya or the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at is an Islamic religious movement founded in Punjab, British India, near the end of the 19th century. (ANI)