Militant group betrays the Islamic faith


Originally published in StarTribune


The leader of the extremist group ISIL recently declared himself to be a caliph and called on Muslims to pledge their loyalty to him.

However, within the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, the system of caliphate was established in the year 1908. The current fifth caliph, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, in his keynote speeches addressing the British House of Commons, the European Parliament, the German Military Headquarters and Capitol Hill, has emphasized repeatedly the importance of establishing peace and justice in the society.

While condemning the actions and statements of ISIL, the caliph explained that “extremist Islamic groups and the so-called caliphate that extremists are trying to establish in the Middle East are a complete betrayal of the true peaceful teachings of Islam and will never succeed. … Rest assured that true caliphate has no worldly or political objectives.”

Indeed, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant stands for a complete betrayal of the true teachings of Islam in the name of political objectives.


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Abdul Naseer

Dr. Abdul Naseer Malmi Kakkada is postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Maryland - College Park. He works in the area of theoretical biophysics conducting research into topics such as protein folding and adaptation mechanism in bacteria. Prior to moving to the DC area he lived in Minnesota where he published in various local and state newspapers, as he is passionate about writing on topics related to faith & society.

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