Ghazi Tanveer Ahmed Qadri is a Sufi Muslim from peace loving Brelvi school of thought. He killed the false prophet Asad Shah in Glasgow, Scotland on 26 March 2016. Mr. Asad Shah had been posting his “prophetic” revelations on his Facebook and Youtube accounts. Asad belonged to Qadiani community. Qadianiat is a heretic sect that was formed by Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani [1835-1908] who was born in Qadian, Amritsar in present day India. Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani falsely claimed to be a prophet of Islam after the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He claimed that whoever does not accept him a prophet he would by a a non-Muslim and a non-believer. The first foreign minister of Pakistan Sir Zafarullah Khan belonged to this sect and refused to offer the funeral prayer of the founder of Pakistan Qaid-E-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on grounds that he was not a Qadiani. This sect struggled to make Qadianiat the official religion of Pakistan right from the beginning. Many Muslims and Islamic scholars received death penalties and embraced martyredom during Tahreek-E-Khatme Nabuwat (Movement for the finality of the Prophet-hood) in 1953 that was initiated against political pressure of Qadianies. Later on after the restoration of democracy in Pakistan this sect was officially declared heretic and non-Muslim minority after a long debate with their scholars during the making of constitution of Pakistan in 1974. Qadianies failed to prove themselves a Muslim sect. The debate was kept confidential on request of Qadiani scholars from fear of public unrest due to heretic believes.
Historically the people claiming to be the prophets after the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Almighty Allah Upon Him) were crushed with force in Islamic states. Soon after the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) departed to the other world, Musaylimah Kazzab (Musaylimah, The liar) and several other people claimed false prophethood. These people, along with their followers, were killed in the battles by Muslim armies. The prophethood claim is a serious crime according to Islamic jurisdiction as no prophet can come after the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) according to ayat 40 of Surah Alahzab. Tanveer Qadri entered the shop of Asad Shah and killed him with a knife. It is reported that Asad fled for his life in a nearby gym run by his brother. Tanveer Qadri was held and beaten by up to eight people exercising there. However he forced himself out of their grip and kept stabbing Asad Shah, reportedly upto 27 times, untill his death was inevitable. He himself got injuries on arms but did not let the knife slip out of his hands, neither did he harm anyone else. After that he stood and asked the people to arrest him as he had no animosity towards anyone else. He voluntarily offered arrest and announced that his actions were to save the respect and protect the last prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He was married and has a baby son.
BBC reported Ghazi Tanveer Qadri to be influenced by Ghazi Mumtaz Hussain Qadri Shaheed who killed the Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer because of his extrajudicial support for a judicially proven blasphemer woman Asia Masih. It seems to be true because Mumtaz Qadri fired 27 bullets on Governor and Tanveer Qadri stabbed Asad so many times. Qadiani sect, because of its hatred towards Muslims and the Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Almighty Allah Be Upon Him) played key role in hanging of the Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri. Many rumors and false information was issued to media regarding Mumtaz Qadri such as he threatened to commit suicide or wrote an application for mercy to the president. The video recordings of Mumtaz Qadri himself showed the extent of white lies purported in the media, not biased reporting but outright lies. On his last day in this world his family was summoned to the jail for the meeting saying that he was not well. Only after reaching the jail they found out that it was their last meeting. The guards were changed on this last meeting, reportedly with Qadiani staff who mistreated the family of the Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri. Hanging of Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri has increased the hatred of common Pakistani Muslims for Qadiani sect. I had been criticizing the death sentence of Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri with my friends for fear that it will invite more bloodshed. UK is the last place one would expect to take the revenge. Nevertheless it happened and Tanveer Qadri is the first follower of Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri. The old saying holds true; if a law does not stop some one from using disrespectful words towards the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), the Muslims will themselves equal the revenge no matter what the consequences. Had Mumtaz Qadri not been hanged we might have not had the Ghazi Tanveer Qadri. May Almighty Allah safeguard Ghazi Tanveer Qadri.
Later Update On: 9-August-2016
Today it came out the Ghazi Tanveer Qadri has been sentenced with 27 years in prison. Ghazi had announced that he was not afraid even if to be sentenced with 100 years of imprisonment. We have praised the British system of justice in general though it has often sided against Muslims when Islam comes into account. It happened again. I hope that Ghazi Tanveer Qadri is given respectful treatment in all situations. At least he should not be murdered like Ghazi Amir Cheema in German custody.
Update On: 03-August-2017
The Scotland deprived Ghazi Tanvir Qadri of communication via phone and put him under solitary confinement. He showed exemplary behavior in prison. The restrictions were apparently imposed after he made a recorded speech to a congregation in Karachi where he announced that the punishment for a blasphemer is death. He said nothing new. It is what the law has been 1400 years. Difficulties don’t hinder the lovers of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace and countless blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him). May Almighty Allah protect our hero in those cruel circumstances.