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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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Monas attack hearings turn ugly

Headline News September 23, 2008 

Monas attack hearings turn ugly

Indah Setiawati, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

All three hearings related to the ambush at the National Monument (Monas) park were cut short Monday after two defendants refused to appear and a witness in the third hearing was assaulted.

Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab and Islam Command Troop leader Munarman protested to the Central Jakarta District Court because a witness from the Ahmadiyah religious community – which they dubbed heretical – swore on the Koran before testifying in a hearing last week.

Presiding judge Panusunan Harahap said the trials would be adjourned to Thursday to hear the witnesses scheduled for Monday.

“I hope the prosecutors can bring the defendant to the next hearing,” he said during the hearing of the Rizieq case.

On June 1, activists from the National Alliance for Freedom of Faith and Religion (AKKBB) who were taking part in a peaceful rally in a show of support for the Ahmadiyah community, were ambushed and assaulted by supporters of the two hard-line Islamic groups.

Panusunan warned the court audience, mostly FPI supporters, to behave or force the trials to be conducted in closed sessions.

A separate trial of seven FPI members turned ugly after one of them attacked a witness and victim of the ambush, right after the latter had finished testifying.

“When I was walking out to the witness room, one of the seven defendants kicked my leg, and I promptly told the judge about it,” M. Guntur Romli of the AKKBB said.

While speaking with the judge, another defendant struck Romli’s head.

“All of a sudden, the FPI supporters in the courtroom were chasing me. I was protected by my friend, Soleh, who also got hit,” Romli said.

FPI member Adi Tubagus M. Sidiq was quoted as saying by Kompas.com that Guntur provoked the attack by kicking one of the defendants’ chairs and saying the FPI would be disbanded.

Source: http://old.thejakartapost.com/detailheadlines.asp?fileid=20080923.A05&irec=8
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