History of Rabwah

It was in the August of 1947 that Pakistan got its independence, and the 2nd head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at the time His Holiness Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad worked side by side with Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. And at times when Jinnah had given up on the idea of Pakistan he forced him to rejoin politics and work for the cause of Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947 most of …

Nusrat Girls Highschool: Risking lives for education

Over 2,500 Students of Nusrat Girls High school Rabwah risk their lives every day for the sake of education. Nusrat Girls High school the oldest educational institution established in 1949 was declared not only unsafe but dangerous by the authorities in 1997. A decade has passed since the building was declared dangerous but so far no action has been taken by Punjab’s Education Department to renovate the now decaying building. Teachers have also expressed their grave concerns over the fragile …

Rabwah braces for another Khatm e Nabuwat conference

Rabwah once again braces itself for yet another Khatm e Nabuwat conference which is set to take place at Madrassa Arabia on 13th and 14th October, Both the Madrassa Arabia & the adjoining Khatme Nabuwat Mosque have been built on illegally occupied land. For years, the Khatm-e-Nabuwat conference has been used to spread hate against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan. Khatm-e-Nabuwat and its leaders are guilty of proposing plans to evict Ahmadis from their own town. A similar conference …

Ahmadi teacher gunned down in Sheikhupura

Dilawar Hussain, 42 a teacher at a local Government primary school was gunned down after two unknown assailants entered the school where he was teaching and started firing at him.He was seriously injured as he was shot in the neck and the stomach, He died while he was being taken to the hospital. Soon after he converted to Ahmadiyyat local clerics issued a Fatwa (religious decree) against him declaring him to be an apostate and worthy to be killed. Mr …

Extremist religious groups threaten Ahmadi Muslim students

Malice, hatred and discrimination against Ahmadi Muslim students is growing in Pakistan as part of a wider scheme to cripple Ahmadis educationally, economically and socially. Ahmadis were declared a non Muslim minority in Pakistan by the amendment in the Constitution and they cannot perform their religious duties in open places, nor can they declare themselves Muslims. And even then, they cannot enjoy the rights of the minorities as guaranteed in the Constitution of Pakistan. A campaign against Ahmadi students, particularly …

Summer afternoons on the Chenab

Chenab is a major river that forms in upper Himalayas and flows throw Kashmir and into the plains of Punjab, Pakistan. The river essentially separates Rabwah and Chiniot. But are connected by the two bridges in place, the earlier one was constructed by the British and is over a century old. It was constructed in Stocktontees, England by a British firm Head Wrightson & Co in 1877. The bridge also came under attack during the Indo-Pak war of 1965 but …

Jamia Ahmadiyya students take top spot in Intermediate Exams

On Saturday 10th September  The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Faisalabad announced results for Intermediate Examinations 2011. The top 3 positions in Arts Group among boys were all bagged by 3 bright students of Jamia Ahmadiyya Rabwah, Raja Athar Qudoos a 6th year student at Jamia Ahmadiyya came first after securing 931 marks, Syed Anwaar Ahmad Shah took 921 marks and came second while Hafiz Ata ul Haleem a 5th year student at Jamia Ahmadiyya came third after securing …

All Pakistan Atfal Essay writing competition

Majlis Atafal ul Ahmadiyya Pakistan ( Ahmadiyya Youth Association for boys between the ages of 7 and 15) organized a Essay writing competition on “Pros and Cons of Internet & Mobile Phones”. The competition attracted over 4,500 submissions from 29 districts and 262 divisions. Below are the Names of first 10 contest winners at Junior and Senior Level : Junior LeveL (Age 7 – 12)

Rabwah set for International Khatme Nabuwat Conference

Security in Rabwah has been tightened as the general public gears up for the 24th International Khatme Nabuwat conference which is set to take place tomorrow on 7th September 2011. Hundreds of posters publicizing the conference have been put up all along the route from Chiniot to Chenab Nagar (Rabwah). The International Khatme Nabuwat Movement was setup by Molana Manzoor Chinioti and Abdul Hafeez Makki in 1985. This year’s conference will be held at Jamia Usmania in Muslim Colony, Rabwah.

Faisalabad: Ahmadi man killed for his faith

A 55 year old man was killed last night in the Samnabad neighbourhood of Faisalabad. According to reports around 1’o clock last night 4 unknown men entered the house of Naseem Butt by jumping over the walls of his house and started shooting at him. He was hit in the abdomen and in the back. Afterwards the gunmen escaped from the scene.

Eid under the Shadow of Guns

This Wednesday when Sabir woke up he was in a sombre mood, It was day of Eid a Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadhan. Muslims start their day by attending the congregational Eid prayer service in the morning. But Sabir knew he wasn’t going to the Aqsa Mosque, where thousands had attended congregational Eid prayers each year for decades, where the sweet smell of perfume would make the cool morning air even fresher. But No those days are …

Sahiwal Road section completed

Part of The Sahiwal Road which connects outskirts of Rabwah (Chanian) to the town centre had been under construction for a few years now but due to the lack of attention and funding by the local establishment the project had remained dormant. The construction got back on track in the last few months and was completed this week but it’s still yet unknown how much this piece of road which is barely a Kilometre long and less than 10 ft …