How to write to your MP?
Wifaqul Ulama Public Affairs (Department)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh (Peace, Blessings & Mercy of Allah be upon You).
This statement is being issued on the 10th of April 2016 and supersedes all previous statements on the subject.
We as British Muslims contribute to the wellbeing of this country in outstanding ways. We pay taxes and thus are entitled to representation by our MPs. This short article will Insha’Allah walk you through the process of engaging with your MP and urging them to express your wishes at the Parliament.
Sample Issue: Khatm-e-Nubuwwat
The term “Khatm-e-Nubuwwat” literally means closure of the station of Prophethood. Contextually it implies that Prophethood ended with the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and no man has the right to claim prophethood or claim to receive revelation etc.
British Muslims subscribe to the fundamental Aqeedah (creed) of Normative Islam. We have the right to express our views and not be bullied into changing the fundamentals of Islam.
WIfaqul Ulama has given a statement on the current scenario and affirmed the fundamental creed of Normative Islam.
It is now your job to express the same to your MP.
Sample Text: Khatm-e-Nubuwwat
I am writing to you because I am deeply concerned by the media attacks on fundamental creed of Normative Islam.
I unequivocally condemn the murder of Asad Shah and affirm the right of Ahmadis to their freedom of belief and reject any attacks on their property or persons. I also subscribe to pluralism and peaceful coexistence and acknowledge the rights of all to believe as they choose without coercion, fear and intimidation.
However, it should be noted that similar to Christians, followers of Judaism and other faith, Muslim scholars also have the right to define the boundaries of normative Islam and have reached a consensus on this issue.
Muslims have subscribed to the creed that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the final Messenger of God for over 1400 years, uninterrupted. It is also an agreed upon tenet of both Sunni and Shia doctrines.
I (as British Muslims) affirm this fundamental creed of normative Islam. Alongside this we maintain respect for the right to have beliefs that differ from our position.
When this issue is raised in the Parliament, I express my wish for you to convey my position to the members of Parliament. I also wish for you to convey my position to the Home secretary, The Right Honourable Theresa May.
How to write to your MP?
- Write a letter.
- Read it and get it proofread.
- Copy your letter (or copy it from our text above).
- Click on this link, enter your postcode and click “Go”
- Paste your letter into the text, complete the rest with your name and contact details.
- Click “Preview and Send”
- Check that everything is correct.
- Click on “I am happy, send it”.