is a book written by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi
. It was first published in 1953. The term "Qadiani
" is a derogatory term which refers to members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
The book deals with some of the interpretations of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
. It discusses the finality of prophethood
, the prophethood of Ahmad, and its consequences in Muslim society. It also mentions the status of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and its political plans.
In one of the appendices of the book, a discussion between Allama Iqbal
and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
is reproduced, in which Allama Iqbal has expressed his views regarding followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and have rationalized his view that followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad be given a status of a different religious community in India.
Within the mainstream Muslim community, the book is seen as containing nothing which could be labelled as inciting hatred or causing violence. To them the book is a history of the Ahmadis, and a critique of the views of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani. To adherents of Ahmadiyya
, however, sees the book as inciting hatred against community members.
Maududi was given a death sentence
by a military court under martial law for writing the book.Leonard Binder: Religion and politics in Pakistan
, page 263. University of California Press, 1961. This sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment
. He was later... Read More