On the 2 May 2017, Yahoo News Singapore published an article titled “Behind the belief: The Ahmadis of Singapore’.
Yahoo interviewed Ali who is one of about 280 active members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Singapore, based in a mosque along Onan Road. These believers claim that the Ahmadiyya movement is a branch of Islam, with one key difference: while it accepts the divinity of Prophet Muhammad, it does not believe that he is the last messenger of Allah. Ahmadis look to their founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, a 19th century religious leader from the Punjab, as the prophesied Mahdi, or redeemer of Islam.
Mainstream Muslims in Singapore and around the world do not consider the Ahmadis to be their co-religionists. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, or MUIS, issued a fatwa (ruling) in 1969 declaring Mirza Ghulam to be “not only a kafir (unbeliever) who is murtad (a Muslim who has rejected Islam), his teachings are misleading and could lead people astray from the real teachings of Islam”.
Read more about the article by Yahoo here.
Response to MUIS fatwa against Ahmadiyya
“MUIS or MUIS fatwa (edict) committee issued a fatwa (edict) dating back to 23 June 1969 declaring the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Community, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (on whom be peace) who claimed to be the Promised Messiah of the later days, ‘not only a kafir (disbeliever) who is murtad (apostate), his teachings are misleading and could lead people astray from the real teachings of Islam’, God forbid!”
Some of the extracts from their 17 paged response:
The full response can be found here or http://ahmadiyya.org.sg/response-to-muis-fatwa-against-qadiani-ahmadiyya/
Another believer when prompted, replied emphatically, “Yeah, of course. Very thankful, we are quite fortunate. Our government is…very particular that we should not instigate or use religion to incite others. Otherwise, we could not have (this building).”
Sources: https://sg.news.yahoo.com and http://ahmadiyya.org.sg