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.

Thank You,

How to write to your MP?

  1. Write a let­ter.
  2. Read it and get it proof­read.
  3. Copy your let­ter (or copy it from our text above).
  4. Click on this link, enter your post­code and click “Go”
  5. Paste your let­ter into the text, com­plete the rest with your name and con­tact details.
  6. Click “Pre­view and Send”
  7. Check that every­thing is cor­rect.
  8. Click on “I am hap­py, send it”.

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