President of Canadian Council of Imams: “Jihad will continue until the Day of Resurrection”
Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi (aka Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi) is the Chairman & President of the Canadian Council of Imams and the Amir (President) of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada.
ICNA Canada is a nation-wide Islamic organization that is striving “to build an Exemplary Canadian Muslim Community” by “total submission to Him [Allah] and through the propagation of true and universal message of Islam.”
Nadvi’s previous positions include: Director of Al-Falah Islamic School in Oakville, Ontario from 2004 to 2011, Imam of Muslim Association of Calgary Islamic Center from 1998-2004 and as a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team. Al-Nadvi also serves as the Muslim Chaplain of the Canadian army.
In a panel discussion in Toronto on the “Finality of Prophethood”, Nadvi called Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, a “false prophet” who abrogated the jihad in contradiction to an explicit hadith by Mohammad who said the the jihad will continue to the end of time. The following is an excerpt (09:49-09:54 and 32:13-32:51) from Nadvi’s speech (January 12, 2013):
The person who claimed to be a false prophet his name is Ghulam Ahmad… Sudqi [?] tried to kill the jihad not by political terms… but by creating another religious term to demonize jihad. This is the first and last agenda of Ghulam Ahmad to prove that I’m the messiah and the jihad is now cancelled. But what we do with the hadith [narration attributed to Mohammad]? The messenger of Allah [Mohammad] peace be upon him said: Jihad will continue till the Day of Resurrection. If it a good ruler or a bad ruler they will not cancel it.