Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

OpenForum: It takes more than a semester to learn about Islam

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Nadia Qazi, Oak Brook, Ill.

In 1948, when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan was Sir Mohammad Zafrullah Khan, who was also a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He was among the first signatories to this declaration.

Sir Zafrullah Khan later went on to become the President of the 17th session of the General Assembly of this U.N. He also served as judge and president of the International Court of Justice at the Hague, and wrote a thesis called ‘‘Islam and Human Rights.”

This treatise can be accessed and read at: www.alislam.org⁄library⁄books⁄Islam-HR.pdf.

After reading this book, it would become abundantly clear to everyone that it takes much less than a semester to learn the truth about the peaceful and just nature of Islam.

While Saudi Arabia might not agree with all the articles of this declaration, Islam certainly does.

I thank Kristy Kistner for opening up the forum to a discussion on, and providing Ahmadis an opportunity for clearing, one of the most heinous allegations against Islam.