The people mustn’t be allowed to learn about a reformed form of Islam. From Antara News, GOVT BANS AHMADIYAH TEACHINGS IN INDONESIA, MINISTER SAYS, with thanks to Two Stellas.
Jakarta – The government has banned the Ahmadiyah, a splinter group of Islam which believes Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet after Prophet Muhammad, from propagating their teachings as they are against Islamic tenets, a minister says.
“The religious ruling is that the teachings of Ahmadiyah is against Islam and therefore we forbid the propagation of this misleading faith,” Religious Minister Mahtuh Basyuni said after meeting with the president at his office here on Tuesday.
According to him, the prohibition of Ahmadiyah to propagate its teachings has been specified in a decree of the religious minister.
“We have already had a ruling on this matter, and therefore there is no need to issue another one,” he said.
The Religious Affairs Ministry on September 20, 1984 issued a circular directed to provincial offices throughout Indonesia declaring Ahmadiyah as misleading and against Islam on the grounds that its teachings believed in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet after Mohammad.
A study on Ahmadiyah teachings concluded that it was against Islam as the faith believes in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as the last prophet, not Muhammad.
In addition, the religious affairs ministry also banned Indonesian Ahmadiyah followers from propagating the teachings, as it may create a conflict,” said a circular signed by Director General for Islamic and Hajj Affairs A Qadir Basalamah…