Question and Answer Session held on 12th January 1996
Question and Answer session with Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) Khalifatul Masih IV (Fourth Successor to the Promised Messiah (as)) held on 12th January 1996.
Q1 @ 00:00:49 I have been interested in your reflections this evening with place and treatment of religious minorities within Islamic societies perhaps with special reference to Saudi Arabia.
Q2 @ 00:03:58 My question is about Lord Krishna. We Hindus treat Lord Krishna as the creator, the preserver and the destroyer of all beings. As he himself said, “Of all the creations I am the beginning and the end and the middle. I am unborn and without beginning, though I am the lord of all beings. I still appear every millennium in my original transidental form.” My question is how far this religious philosophy confirms to the philosophy if Islam?
Q3 @ 00:13:56 My understanding after reading the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran is that second to Allah Almighty we should put our parents first. Though we should always respect our parents, their wishes and their guidance is there and time and cause that where we probably have the opportunity to disagree with exception of faith on social matters?
Q4 @ 00:17:12 Do you think it is essential to Islam that animal should be slaughtered by the Halal method or has it risen from the Middle East when there was no refrigeration?
Q5 @ 00:22:52 What about stunning the animal first and then slaughtering it! It seems better to calm the animal first?
Q6 @ 00:26:50 Does Ahmadiyya Jamaat relate to Sufism?
Q7 @ 00:37:08 Why are Muslim ladies (Ahmadis) not allowed to say their prayers in the same room and the Sunni Muslims get together and pray in the same rooms?
Q8 @ 00:40:10 My question is with respect to the remarkable spread of Ahmadiyyat across the world at a very fast rate. How does it happen and people come to know about it?
Q9 @ 00:56:36 You sir are heading a very difficult task in my view, in a pressed time you are swimming against the tide. How do you get the strength? Do you have any fear and how do you give strength to your followers from other the Muslims who do not accept you sir?
Q10 @ 01:05:10 My question refers to the technology of the day. With the advancement of technology for example carbon dating, grand x-rays, DNA and the like, how far on technology are we allowed to go in exposing the legends and stories that may affect our religious beliefs as ignorance is sometimes bliss?
Q11 @ 01:20:30 Jesus said that “I am the way, the truth and the life. No body can come to the father except through me.” Any comment?