Dr. Ayaz: Perspectives of the Ahmadiyah

28 Dec 2012 | 442 views

Dr. Iftikhar Ayaz is a renowned International Human Rights activist and has been involved with numerous organizations as well as receiving multiple awards for supporting and bringing attention towards various issues. He is also a member of the Ahmadiyah.

Dr. Ayaz is the current Consul General for the Pacific Islands of Tuvalu in the U.K. He plays an active role within the UNHCR to achieve better living conditions for refugees around the world.

We sat down with him to talk about the various events and situations he has experienced and encountered throughout his life.

Hosting Dr Ayaz is the Jemaat Ahmadiyah Muslim Malaysia (JAMM), a branch of the international Ahmadiyah movement and community.

The Ahmadiyah movement, originating in India, found its way to Malaya in the 1930s and their first base was set up in Jeram, Selangor. Now the unofficial headquarters for the movement has shifted to Kampung Nakhoda in Kuala Lumpur.

The Ahmadiyah community have built over 15,000 mosques, over 500 schools and over 30 hospitals around the world and supports worldwide disaster relief though an independent charity organization Humanity First.

The movement is not recognised by the Malaysian religious authorities. It is considered deviationist and is persecuted all over Asia where it exists.