A number of my friends and relatives are Ahmedis. They attend the retual of Annual Jalsa.
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Assalaam O Alaikum. A number of my friends and relatives are Ahmedis. They attend the retual of Annual Jalsa.They have been told that this ritual (Jalsa) has been established by
Divine order.My question is:
1.Is there any reference in the Holy Quraan and the Hadees that indicates that this ritual has Divine approval?
2.Does Sharia allow participation in such retuals?
Please advise . B.Ahmed.
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Q-1: Is there any reference in the Holy Quraan and the Hadees that indicates that this ritual has Divine approval?
The only annual religious gathering of the believers to a particular and specific place endorsed by Allah Subhanah in His Holy Quran and the Prophet (saws) in his Sunnah is the pilgrimage of Hajj.
Beloved brother, we obviously have no knowledge of what this annual jalsa or gathering of the Ahmadis is all about; but we assure you that there is absolutely no reference to any gathering by this name in the guidance of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah.
Q-2: Does Sharia allow participation in such retuals?
Beloved brother, because the core belief of the Ahmadis is that their leader and founder, Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani was appointed a Prophet and received Revelations from Allah after the Last and Final Prophet of Allah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws).the Ummah of Islam is unanimous in their opinion that this blatant blasphemy of theirs removes them out of the fold of Islam, and consider the Ahmadis to be disbelievers.
To participate in any religious gathering of the disbelievers would be absolutely against the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
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