Flesh Eating and Back-biting: Ahmadi Cult ?

One of the most filthy habits that man can develop within himself is back-biting (ghibah). Lots of people partake in this vice, but it is something particularly rife on ”The Cult” website. It is for this reason that I am compelled to pen something down about it all. Anyone who has had the misfortune of visiting the ”Cult” website will have observed the pre-occupation of many of its users to flagrantly insult the present Ahmadi Caliph (ayyadahu Allahu ta’ala bi-nasrihi al-‘aziz), his predecessors (radi Allahu ‘anhum) and Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (‘alayhi al-salam). This is directly against the Qur’anic admonishment:

”Woe to whoever disparages others behind their back or to their face” (Q.104:1)

The traditional interpretations of this verse are quite similar. See, for example, the below tafsir entries of Ibn ‘Abbas (radi Allahu ‘anhu) and al-Tustari (rahmat Allah ‘alayh):

”And from his narration on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas that he said about the interpretation of Allah’s saying (Woe): ‘(Woe) severe punishment; and it is also said that this refers to a valley in Gehenna which is full of blood and puss; and it is also said that it refers to a well in the Fire (unto every slandering) who backbites people (traducer) and slanders and abuses them in their face.” (Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas, 104:1)

Woe to every backbiter (humaza), [who is] a slanderer (lumaza),Humaza means a ‘backbiter’ (mughtāb), [a word which is used] when a person maligns someone in their absence; lumaza means a person who defames (ṭāʿin), [that is] he defames someone when he sees them. [The verse] was revealed with reference to al-Wālid b. al-Mughīra.” (Tafsir al-Tustari, 104:1)

The Prophet (sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was also quite clear about this matter. He (sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was reported to have said:

“Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let them say the good or keep silent.”

And:

“Do you know what backbiting is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He said, “To mention your brother in a manner he dislikes.” It was said, “What if my brother is as I say?” He said, “If he is as you said, you have backbitten him. If he is not as you said, you have slandered him.” (Muslim)

Another filthy aspect of ”The Cult Forum” is that it is filled with disparaging and mocking remarks. Many posters mock the personal qualities and habits of my beloved Caliph (ayyadahu Allahu ta’ala bi-nasrihi al-‘aziz) and various administrative members of Islam Ahmadiyya. It is as if they feel that the facelessness of the internet will shelter them from their accountability to God. Our Lord, however, does have full awareness of what they write and has clearly stated in the Qur’an what our remit is in this regard:

”O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong. 

O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it…But fear Allah: For Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.” (Q.49,11-12)

Put simply, even if someone is right in holding that Islam Ahmadiyya is false, they would be committing a major sin when back-biting and slandering others. Granted, there are instances in which back-biting is permissible, but I challenge anyone to show me ”idle mockery” and ”belittling sarcasm” in any books of Islamic law as positive actions.

And so I ask all of you reading this post, ”Isn’t it ironic that a group of people who are trying to ward the world away from the ”Anti-Islam Ahmadis” are attempting to do so by adopting tactics which are wholly un-Islamic, namely back-biting?” I would have no problem with them attacking Islam Ahmadiyya purely on theological and doctrinal grounds, but to engage so ferociously in a practice which was looked down upon so much by our beloved Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reprehensible. I should add an important caveat to what I have said above. I have a few non-Ahmadi Muslim friends and they are each decent, God-fearing Muslims who would never engage in these kinds of bad habits. And so I must conclude, with rose-tinted glasses and ”Husn al-Zan”, that the people on the ”Cult” do not represent the ordinary non-Ahmadi Muslim on the street who would surely look down upon such flagrant ”Ghibah” – wouldn’t he/she?

The bottom line, literally, is this – you all know that although it might feel good on a base level, these kinds of crude attacks are outright wrong!

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12 thoughts on “Flesh Eating and Back-biting: Ahmadi Cult ?

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  2. Thank you for that comment – much appreciated. There certainly is a big human element to all of this. This is one of the reasons that backbiting is completely haram in Islam and amounts to a grave sin. As you put it, collateral damage is a natural result of gossip. Fear not, such people will be held to account for their grave sins by Almighty Allah – that much is assured. They don’t care about this because fear of God is obviously not in their hearts – regardless, they will care when they are held to account. Despite this, I pray that they see the error of their ways, repent and receive forgiveness before they meet their Lord, Amin.

    I also agree with your plea for common sense. If someone does know who these people are – and I mean know with complete certainly and not merely suspect that they know them – please speak to them and ask them to stop. Maybe the people are friends or relatives of yours. Have a private chat with them and explain to them why they are wrong.

  3. Allah bls you for this. The peeps ure talking bout are causing so much collateral damage with der revelations. Its like dey don’t care that the peeps they r talking bout have parents, wives, brothers, grandparents… They have no heart and no Islam. If anyone knows who these peeps are PLS go to them asap and ask dem to stop it right now.

  4. This is my first comment even though I have been following your posts almost since you started. I do not read read the gossip blog and completely share in your sentiments. Keeep doing what you are doing. Allah hfz (and I am spreading the word too by the way)

  5. I’m an Ahmadi lady and coundnt agree with you more. Keep the good work going on. Lots of people I know read this blog… I’m sure they’ll all agree with you and spread the word.

  6. Totally agree. I haven’t been reading the Cult website because I wanted to concentrate on Ramadhan rather than wasting my energies on a bunch of cowards but it seems they are still at it, which shows how much they really care about their spiritual progress and moral improvement, or at least they have a very strange idea of how to gain the blessings of Allah.

    Somebody who lies is always a coward and the fact their members are afraid to openly admit their true faith points to that…so what if they will lose their social ties as a result? That’s what sacrifice is for the truth just like what the Sahaba of Rasoolullah (saw) did which is what earned them the title of RadhiAllahu Anhu in the Quran. But the Cult people don’t seem to understand the spirit of Islam. May Allah guide them to Islam.

  7. Jazak Allah Khalid. Please spread the word to anyone you feel appropriate, that we as Muslims, Ahmadi or non-Ahmadi, must not tolerate or engage with gossip sites like the cult. It is important that we all join together to promote this as this is the teaching of the Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). And I agree completely with you – if it was restricted to real theological and doctrinal issues then it would not only be fine, but actually praiseworthy to engage in such discussions.

  8. well I used to write much on the thecult.info . but now this is not a forum where you can discuss theological differences. Now there are posts after posts from so called INSIDER who totally write against the Islamic Teaching , but are admired for their NON-Islamic posts by all thecult members ( there are indeed exception and one person raised a voice against it as well , but it felled on deaf ears of thecult administration ).

    thecult.info , originally started to prove ahmadiyya a cult , is now become a cult itself . a forum where you can easily backbite and write lies without any restriction.

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  10. aoa
    I feel the same way brother. What makes me upset is that the guys who put this stuff together know it’s wrong and about how bad gossip is in Islam and still do it. What Islam they are inviting us to? Don’t they know that anyone with a bit of decency will never be attarcted to people who love gossip.

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