Iqbal Mohammed sent me the video to show me how imported extremism is getting worse in the UK. Muslims who are not tolerant of the Amadiyya Muslims and show their intolerance with death threats, violence and murder are Muslims who will equally be a threat to our New Zealand way of life. Iqbal said that extremism is something we must all stand together against in order to safeguard the future of our children irrespective of their colour creed and beliefs and I heartily agree with him.
Like me, they are sceptical about the stated reason for the Sunni Egyptian Imams visiting New Zealand. They assured me that they would not allow an Egyptian Imam to take control of their mosque. They do not believe that there is yet a problem with radicalisation in New Zealand and wondered why these Imams aren’t taking care of the problem in their own backyard. This confirmed my suspicion that the Imams aren’t here to ‘reduce radicalisation’ at all but to promote their version of ‘ true Islam.’ I could be wrong but it smells to me like a hostile takeover. We have already seen an attempt in New Zealand (with violence) to take over the Avondale Mosque when there were two different versions of ‘true Islam’ at play. Both in Avondale and now with the Egyptian Imams it is Muslims from Sunni Islam that are attempting to take control.
So are Ahmadiyya Muslims true Muslims attempting to reform a politicized and fragmented Islamic culture, or are they a sect which has abandoned the true meaning of the Quran?
The Ahmadiyya have an alternate interpretation of Khatam an-Nabiyyin, a title of Mohammed meaning "seal of the prophets".
In the Quran the word 'seal' is applied in the context of the sealing of hearts and hearing and mouths (2:7, 6:46, 36:65, 42:24, 45:23), implying stoppage, and the sealing of wine (83:25-26), meaning to hold fast.
They will be given to drink [pure] wine [which was] sealed.
The last of it is musk. So for this let the competitors compete.
Surah 83:25-26, Sahih International.
They are given to drink of a pure wine, sealed,
Whose seal is musk - for this let (all) those strive who strive for bliss
Surah 83:25-26, Pickthall
So from the Quran the meaning of the title could be interpreted either way, in a negative sense as a stoppage or termination, or in a positive sense as holding fast or continuation. However, the context can be extended to other prophets, and the meaning is positive, since the phrase "word of God" is associated most closely with prophecy and the relevant verse implies continuation in the inheritance of nations rather than termination:
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
John 10:31-36, KJV
I have said, Ye are Elohim; and all of you are children of the most High.
But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Arise, O Elohim, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.