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Planning Application for a Mosque ,not a Mosque according to International Sharia Council
Galway City Council granted planning permission for a Mosque in Galway City last year however it seems it may not be a Mosque at all. The Sharia Council maintain that the Ahmadiyyas Mosque is an insult to Islam and this group have been banned from attending the Hajj in Mecca since the 1970s following a conference in Pakistan which seen Saudi Arabia bann this group from entering its most sacred territory.
The Galway City Councils decision to grant Islamic status to an "excommunicated " group of moslems has set tension s high in Galway.
on a side note: Galway was once home for a time to the notorious Douglas V Duff Galway RIC whom was in Jerusalem during the 1928/9 riots in the Holy city which led in no small part to the events unfolding in Gaza today.
Here is a little background:
[Ed note: some off topic material on Douglas Duff hidden and link added instead]
The Sharia Council have written to the Galway City Council outlining the error of giving mosque status to Ahmadiyyas and a copy of that letter is available here:
As'salaam wa'alaikum wa rahmatullah (May the peace and mercy of Allah be with you),
Alhamdulillah wa salaam alaa afdala mursalin, Praise be to Allah and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon the final messenger.
Dear [name removed],
Thank you for your enquiry and question.
This group is a problematic group who has conflicting beliefs and ideology against the mainstream Muslim. They have being opposed by the Muslims wherever they appears. Muslim countries such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and others declared them as being non- Muslim. The National Assembly of Pakistan in 1974 made this declaration followed by Saudi Arabia Muslim world League in the very year. As a result, Saudi Arabia does not see them fit to be allowed to perform the Muslim yearly pilgrimage of Hajj in Makah.
Of all the conspiracies hatched against Islam in modern times, the most dangerous is their false claim to Prophethood made by Mirza Gulam Ahmed in the beginning of this century. This claim has been the main cause of wide spread mental chaos amongst the Muslims for the last century.
The Holy Quran stated:
((O people! Muhammad has no sons among ye men, but verily, he is the Apostle of God and the last in the line of Prophets. And God is Aware of everything.))
((Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.))
(The Holy Quran, Al-Ahzab 33:40)
The Prophetic Tradition states:
“There will arise thirty impostors in my Ummah and each one of them will pronounce to the world that he is a prophet, but I am the last in the line of the Prophets of Allah and no Prophet will come after me.”
(Abu Dawood, Tirmizi)
“Allah will send no Apostle after me”
(Musnad Ahmad, Abu Tufail, Nasa'i, Abu Dawud)
“No Prophet will come after me and there will, therefore, be no other community of followers of any new Prophet.”
Among their main controversies with mainstream Muslim are:
1. Ridiculing the major doctrines of Islam by declaring that there is a final Prophet after Muhammad (peace be upon him).
2. Misinterpret meaning of The Quran and the traditional sayings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
3. Attributing derogatory terminology (fundamentalist, intolerant, backward, ...) with Islam and main stream Muslims.
4. Making fun of Muslim scholars thought speeches, poetry and movies;
5. Glorifying and associating themselves with successful public personalities who reject and appose main stream Muslim.
6. Sided with anti Muslim sentiments, presenting themselves as moderates Muslim.
7. Supporting organizations and individuals who reject Islamic doctrine through false publications against the character of the Prophet (SAW), authenticity of the Holy Quran and all Hadith, and the doctrines of Islam.
Planting pseudo-scholars who preach a very destructive and baseless version of Islam.
Because of these reasons the mainstreams Muslims do not attend their mosque and disassociate themselves with this group. Most of their mosque established in the world ended up closed down and abandoned due to lack of attendance from the wider Muslim community. I think, allowing this group to be funded for building this mosque will only result in dividing the Muslim community.
Sheikh Wassim AbdAllah (Abu Ibrahim)
Islamic Sharia Council
Department of Religious Affairs
wa'salaamu aliekum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,
The Islamic Sharia Council
Tel: 020 8558 0581 | Fax: 020 8558 7872
34 Francis Road, Leyton, London E10 6PW
(Please note the advice and guidance from the Islamic Sharia Council is
based on Islamic law. The Islamic Shaira Council has no legal liability.)
As this structure would have to be a house of worship for Muslims who must attend Mecca, it is unclear why it has been allowed to be given mosque status by the council as a false application or description of use is illegal under local authorities rules. The sinister side is that blasphemy is required to be prohibited by Article 40.6.1.i. of the 1937 Constitution and this may lead to the first successful prosecution in the state as the Sharia Council and mainstream Islam are offended by this group
The Galway City Council planning Dept were not available for comment however the Ombudsman is believed to have been approached for a decision to investigate.