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The Heavenly Decree is the English translation of Asmani Faisala by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as) and the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at. It is addressed to his contemporary ulema, specially Miyan Nadhir Husain Dehlawi and Maulawi Muhammad Husain of Batala who had issued a fatwa of heresy against the Promised Messiahas and declared him a non-Muslim, because he (the Promised Messiahas) had claimed that Jesus Christ had died a natural death and the second coming of Masih ibni Mariam (Jesus Christ) is fulfilled by the advent of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas. Because (by the time the book was written) the ulema had refused to debate this issue with the Promised Messiah, he invited them, in this book, to a spiritual contest in which the question whether someone is a Muslim or not would be settled by Allah himself on the basis of four criteria of a true believer as laid down by Him in the Holy Quran. He also spelled out the modus operandi of this contest and fixed the period of time frame within which this contest would be decreed by Allah. He declared that God would not desert him and would help him and would grant him victory.
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Rival Muslims clash in Indonesia following attack on interfaith rally

National Tue, 06/03/2008 12:40 PM 

Hard-liners ambush Monas rally

The Associated Press, Jakarta

Supporters of Indonesia’s largest Islamic organization clashed with Muslim hard-liners following a bloody attack by the radicals on interfaith activists, police and witnesses said Tuesday.

One person was injured when members of Nahdhatul Ulama brawled with hard-liners from the Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, late Monday in Jogyakarta on Java island.

Angry crowds in recent days have gathered outside FPI offices and homes in two other towns on Java to protest Sunday’s attack on a religious tolerance rally in the capital, Jakarta.

“We are now on high alert to anticipate any follow-up violence,” said police Lt. Col. Suharsono, saying he had received reports that other FPI members were traveling to the town. Suharsono goes by a single name.

At least 12 people were injured in Sunday’s attack, three of whom required hospital treatment for head wounds. The rally was attended by a supporters of Gus Dur, the head of Nahdhatul Ulama, which has 40 million members and is Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization.

Nahdhatul Ulama members have been further angered by derogatory statements the head of the FPI has directed at Gus Dur since that attack.

While the incidents have been small and easily contained, authorities will be giving the tension close attention given Indonesia’s recent history of occasional bloody ethnic, religious or political violence.

Sunday’s rally was also attended by members of the minority Muslim sect, Ahmadiyah.

Hard-liners and many mainstream Muslims dislike the 80-year-old Ahmadiyah, which is banned in conservative Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, because it does not consider Muhammad to be the final prophet.

The group has been targeted since a government commission in April declared it “heretical” and recommended it be outlawed. The government was considering what action - if any - to take against the group.

Liberal Muslims leaders, including Gus Dur, and civil rights activists acting in defense of religious freedom have rallied in support of Ahmadiyah, saying the government should be protecting it from attack.(*)

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