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 was held just a month back on 7th September in which leader of S.S.P a banned militant organization was also invited. It resulted in an Ahmadi Muslim being attacked brutally just outside the mosque.
The conference is said to be attended by hate-inciting clerics such as Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Sajid Mir who is a PML-N Senator and Chief of the Jamiat-e-Ahle-Hadees Pakistan, and Syed Munawar Hussain leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.
In the past, Sajid Mir, the PML-N senator has issued statements like “Qadianis are not loyal to the country, nation and Islam” and has also asked for the removal of Ahmadis from any key positions in the country because of their faith.
Syed Munawar Hassan, leader of Jammat-e-Islami has been under scrutiny for promoting “rape culture” after he suggested that women who cannot provide four Muslim male witnesses to the act of rape should remain silent rather than file criminal charges.
His party Jammat-e-Islami has also been responsible for rallying in support of Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer‘s killer Mumtaz Qadri. Qadri killed Mr. Taseer after he called for Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law (Ordinance XX) to be amended.