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Jamaat-e-Islami’s agenda for Pakistan – by Shiraz Paracha

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Islam is a religion of peace but Jamat-i-Islami has imposed a completely opposite and false version of Islam in Pakistan with the help of civil and military bureaucracy, especially during the past 30 years. Some in the Pakistani media also bought the Jamat’s disastrous interpretation of Islam and have assisted in turning Pakistan into a pressure cooker.
The Pakistan Army and its secret services, the ISI and MI, have correctly identified that a multi-national and multi-ethnic country such as Pakistan needs a common ideology to stay united.

In Islam, they found such an ideology, however, their mistake has been to choose Mulana Moodudi’s version of Islam for Pakistan; ignoring the fact that historically it was the Sufi shade of Islam that contributed towards peace and harmony in the Indian Sub-Continent for so long. The Mogul Empire founded by Central Asian Muslims could survive because it did not impose a narrow vision or shade of Islam. Islam spread in India because of Sufis mostly during the Mogul rule.

Pakistani establishment’s decision to adopt a shade of Islam that was groomed by foreign masters for political purposes was a fatal mistake. It led Pakistan into troubles from the very beginning and the consequences of that wrong move are now obvious.

In the 1920s, the British patronized Islamic extremism to forward their imperial designs in the Middle East. The creation of modern Saudi Arabia in 1931 was a part of that plan.

In India, too, the British could divide and rule thanks to mullahs’ support. Mullahs were one of the tools to pursue the British agenda to deceive and divide Indian Muslim. Some Islamic groups and leaders, however, understood the British policy and resisted it.

Tabligi Jamat was created in India in 1926 at a time when resistance to British Raj was gaining popularity. Passive Tabligi Jamat, which believed in peaceful preaching and exercised complete abstinence from expressing opinions on political and controversial issues, suited the needs of foreign occupiers. Interestingly, many decades later, the CIA and the British found the same peaceful Tabligi Jamat useful in the West War against the Soviet Union! Ahmadiyya Jamat was another sect/group that appeared in the British India in the late 19th century and caused further division among Indian Muslims.

Throughout the Cold War the British and the Americans supported extremist Islam to fight the threat of Communism. In the second half of the 20th century Sayyid Qutb of Egypt became a hero of puritan Muslims. Mulana Moodudi in India shared the same ideology. In fact, Sayyid Qutb was said to be influenced by Moodudi.

During the 1980s Afghan War, a combination of Salfism and Wahhabism was promoted in the region as Cold War strategy against the Soviet Union. The CIA needed a local force of people who could engage the Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Puritan Sulfi and Wahabi teachings were perfect to play with the minds of young Muslims who were ready to give their lives for a very radical and fundamentalist set of religious ideas. These emotionally charged young men proved a lethal weapon against the Soviets while Jamat-i-Islami and the ISI profited from the death game in Afghanistan.

Under Zia-ul-Haq the Jamat used all its propaganda and organizational means to impose an extreme version of Whabi and Sulfi thoughts on the Pakistani society through educational institutions and the media.
Jamat’s collaboration with generals was a calculated move. In the 1960s, when the Jamat-i-Islami decided to join electoral politics it already had formed an alliance with the military establishment. Moodudi aspired for a world Islamic revolution but after two decades of efforts, he realized that it was not possible even in Pakistan. Therefore the Jamat-i-Islami decided to use military shoulders to bring “Islamic Revolution” in Pakistan.

Before the 1970 Election, Jamat-i-Islami assisted the then information minister General Sher Ali Khan to invent a ‘Nazria-i-Pakistan’ (Ideology of Pakistan). With that the Jamat, which had opposed Mr. Jinnah campaign for Pakistan, owned Pakistan and participated in the 1970 Election. It had the full backing and support of the military regime. The Jamat ran a huge media and publicity campaign that targeted Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Sheikh Mujeeb-u-Rahman. Despite military’s sponsorship the Jamat lost badly.

After a total election defeat, the Jamat decided to become the civilian regiment of the Pakistan Army. Jamat-i-Islami affiliated Al-Shams, and Al-Badar organizations participated in the military operation in East Pakistan and were allegedly involved in the killings of hundreds of thousands of innocent Bengalis. But the ultimate winners were Bengalis. The generals were disgraced when the Bengali liberation movement achieved its goal. Bangladesh was the result of military and Jamat’s intolerance and prejudice policies.

The Jamat did not have the public support but Mr. Bhutto made the biggest blunder of his life by appointing general Zia-ul-Haq as the new army chief. General Zia was close to Jamat and he considered Mian Tufail Mohammed, the then Ameer of Jamat-i-Islami, his mamoo (uncle).
Before the 1977 Election, the Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) was formed with the open support of the US embassy in Islamabad. The PNA was a combination of water and fire where followers of Khan Abdul Wali Khan sat with Jamat-i-Islami because of their hatred for Mr. Bhutto. The PPP won the 1977 Election but PNA launched an agitation. Mr. Bhutto agreed to hold elections again but General Zia staged ‘Operation Fair Play’. Consequently, Jamat joined the illegitimate rule of the generals. Mr. Bhutto was hanged and Jamat celebrated his death by distributing sweets on the day of Mr. Bhutto’s execution.

The actual reward for Jamat came in 1979 when the Soviet Union was invited to Afghanistan to protect the then Afghan government, which feared US intervention in Afghanistan. The arrival of the Soviet troops in Afghanistan provided the American CIA an opportunity to establish its biggest base in Pakistan and turn weapon and drug free Pakistan into a war zone. The Jamat was the main beneficiary of the ‘Afghan Jihad’. It received and distributed millions of dollars among its supporters.

A former Ameer of Jamat-i-Islami Qazi Hussein Ahamad belong to a modest family of Nowshera. He started his career as a lecturer of geography from a college in Swat. It ought to be asked how a former lecturer became so rich. Qazi was not the only one; most members and top leaders of Jamat had benefited from the Afghan Jihad.

Military officers who were sympathetic to Jamat and were followers of Moodudi got promoted and some reached to the ranks of generals under Zia-ul-Haq. The ISI, for example, was filled not with competent and impartial intelligence gatherers, but with ideological supporters of Jamat-i-Islami. The media and education sector were other places targeted by the Jamat-i-Islami to fulfill its dream of making Pakistan a fortress of Islam.

The Jamat and military illegally grabbed power in Pakistan and tried to high-jack the Pakistani society. They distorted and falsified our history. These custodians of truth filled the minds of our children with half truth and absolute lies. They preach hatred and intolerance. They stole our ideals, our aspirations and distracted our growth and development. The Jamat-i-Islami turned our universities into terror houses. Jamat and its sponsors in Khaki created illusions and confused young generations about their identity and about their place in the world. They tried to plant seeds of terrorism in the minds of people. Now we are reaping what the Jamat and Pakistan army had sown.

Pakistan is isolated in the world. We have been singled out by our old masters. We have willingly moved into their trap. They wanted to prove that Pakistanis are wild, crazy, intolerant and dangerous and we have provided them with that opportunity. One Israeli asked me the other day—yours is a failed state and when I challenged him. He reply was shockingly true. He said you hanged Bhutto who was the most successful and talented leader in the Muslim world. In my view, Pakistan was broken in the early hours of 4 April 1979 when we hanged our hero.

It is so sad to see that peace and harmony have left Pakistan because hate traders dominate the media and politics. Pakistan desperately needs a fresh and true identity. The identity imposed upon us is confused and false. It is based on a distorted and imaginary past. Many of us are racist, arrogant and ignorant and yet they want to be on a moral high ground. What is source of our superiority? If we are so good then why some of us have a deep inferiority complex? Why we seek our identity in other nations and cultures? Some of us are proud of our Arab past, others find Central Asian roots as their origin and a large number of Pakistanis are so proud to copy Anglo-Americans and display Victorian manners and values which even the Brits have given up. In reality we need a through soul searching before we start building bridges with other nations, cultures and communities in the world.

About the author

Shiraz Paracha

Mr. Paracha has worked as a journalist, with newspapers, television, radio and online companies in Britain, Central Asia and Pakistan. Between 1995 and1996, hosted and presented very popular television programs (Awami Forum and Awami Jirga) in Pakistan. His former employers include the BBC and Press TV among other notable names. Mr. Paracha is also a journalism professor and has taught journalism and communication courses at international universities outside Pakistan.

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  • Mawdudi, Jinnah and Pakistan??? [Part 1]
    The Jamat-i-Islami was also opposed to the idea of Pakistan which it described as Na Pakistan (not pure).
    In none of the writings of the Jama’at is to be found the remotest reference in support of the demand for Pakistan. The pre-independence views of Maulana Abul Ala Maududi, the founder of the Jamat-i-Islami were quite definite:
    “Among Indian Muslims today we find two kinds of nationalists: the Nationalists Muslims, namely those who in spite of their being Muslims believe in Indian Nationalism and worship it; and the Muslims Nationalist: namely those who are little concerned with Islam and its principles and aims, but are concerned with the individuality and the political and economic interests of that nation which has come to exist by the name of Muslim, and they are so concerned only because of their accidence of birth in that nation. From the Islamic viewpoint both these types of nationalists were equally misled, for Islam enjoins faith in truth only; it does not permit any kind of nation-worshipping at all. [Maulana Maududi, Nationalism and India, Pathankot, 1947, p-25]

  • Mawdudi, Jinnah and Pakistan??? [Part 2]

    Maulana Maududi was of the view that the form of government in the new Muslim state, if it ever came into existence, could only be secular. In a speech shortly before partition he said: “Why should we foolishly waste our time in expediting the so-called Muslim-nation state and fritter away our energies in setting it up, when we know that it will not only be useless for our purposes, but will rather prove an obstacle in our path.” [Reference: The Process of Islamic Revolution, 2nd edition, Lahore 1955, p-37]

  • Mawdudi, Jinnah and Pakistan??? [Part 3]

    Paradoxically, Maulana Maududi’s writings played an important role in convincing the Muslim intelligentsia that the concept of united nationalism was suicidal for the Muslims but his reaction to the Pakistan movement was complex and contradictory. When asked to cooperate with the Muslim League he replied: “Please do not think that I do not want to participate in this work because of any differences, my difficulty is that I do not see how I can participate because partial remedies do not appeal to my mind and I have never been interested in patch work.” [Reference: Syed Abul Ala Maududi, Tehrik-i-Adazi- e-Hind aur Mussalman] (Indian Freedom Movement and Muslims), pp 22-23

  • Mawdudi, Jinnah and Pakistan??? [Part 4]

    He had opposed the idea of united nationhood because he was convinced that the Muslims would be drawn away from Islam if they agreed to merge themselves in the Indian milieu. He was interested more in Islam than in Muslims: because Muslims were Muslims not because they belonged to a communal or a national entity but because they believed in Islam. The first priority, therefore, in his mind was that Muslim loyalty to Islam should be strengthened. This could be done only by a body of Muslims who did sincerely believe in Islam and did not pay only lip service to it. Hence he founded the Jamat-i-Islami (in August 1941). However, Maulana Maududi’s stand failed to take cognizance of the circumstances in which the Muslims were placed at that critical moment. [Reference: Ulema in Politics by Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi , p-368]

  • Even Mullahs were allergic to Mawdudi and Mawdudi, Jamat-e-Islami and their supporter’s Kharji Ideology!

    Most of the Blasphemous Narrations about Sihaba Kiram which are often quoted conveniently are basically in Khilafat O Malookiyat by Mawdudi who never knew the Status of Prophets [PBUT] and Companions [May Allah be pleased wwith all of them].
    Mawdudi quoted Blasphemous narration after narration from Alleged Islamic History
    without even verifying the authenticity and concocted the so-called Political Islamist Ideology.

    Do read Khilafat o Malookiyat [original version and several issues of Tarjumnaul Quran] by Mawdudi Calamity again and differentiate between History and Tabbarrah. Mawdudi, his deviant books and his deviants followers of Jamat-e-Islami were thoroughly exposed by not leading Deobandi and Wahabi Maulvis read the following books on Mawdudi’s Tabbarah on Sihaba Kiram and Prophets [PBUT].

    There is book written “Khilafat wa Malookiyat Ki Tareekhi Aur Shariee Haisiyat [Authenticity and Relity of Caliphat and Kingdom by Mawdudui] by Hafiz Salahuddin Yousuf [Editor of Weekly Eitisaam, Lahore Pakistan , he is a Salafi Scholar and if you get that book then please note that in preface following Deobandi and even Barelvi Scholar praised the above book on the refutation ofr Mawdudi’s Deviant and Blasphemic Beliefs regarding the Companions of Prophet Mohammad.

    1 – Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani [Deobandi]

    2 – Justice Taqi Usmani [Deobandi]

    3 – Late. Maulana Ziauddin Islahi [Daar ul Musanifeen Azam Garh India]

    4 – Late. Maulana Yousuf Ludhiyanvi [Binnori Town – Deobandi] – Refuted Mawdudi in letter entitled: “Tanqeed aur Haqqe Tanqeed” which appeared in Bayanaat – Karachi

    5 – Late. Maulana Ghulamullah Khan [Rawalpindi – Deobandi]

    6 – Late. Dr Israr Ahmed [Former Deputy of Mawdudi]

    7 – Late. Maulana Ameen Ahsan Islahi [Former number 2 of Mawdudi]

    8 – Late. Agha Shoorish Kashmiri [Noted Scholar and Journalist]

    9 – Late. Maulana Manzoor Naimani [One of the founder of Jamat-e-Islami and Deobandi scholar and also refuted Mawdudi in his book on Islamic Revolution of Iran]

    10 – Safi ur Rahman Mubarakpuri [Author of Prophet Mohammad – PBUH’s biography Ar Raheeq Al Makhtoom and he is an Indian Scholar and a Salafi]

    11 – Late. Yousuf Saleem Chishti [Deobandi Sufi Scholar]

    12 – Late. Maulana Abul Hasan Nadvi [Former Head of Darul Ulomm Deoband and Member Board of Medina University Saudi Arabia]

    13 – Late. Mawlana Yousuf Binnori – Founder of Binnori Town refuted Mawdudi

    14 – Late. Mawlana Abdul Majid Daryabadi pupil of Ashraf Ali Thanwi refuted Mawdudi.

  • Mawdudi, Jinnah and Pakistan??? [Part 5]

    He accused Jinnah of not knowing the rudiments of Islam and condemned him for misguiding the Indian Muslims. Nationalism was incompatible with Islam [Reference: The Process of Islamic Revolution. by Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi]

    If Pakistan was going to be a state where Western Democracy prevailed, it “will be as filthy (NA-PAKISTAN) as the other part” of the subcontinent. [Reference: Nationalism and India Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi]

    Islam forbade the practice of imitation, and the adaptation of Western nationalism was nothing but imitation. “Muslim nationalist” is as contradictory a term as ‘chaste prostitute’ [Reference: Nationalism and India Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi]

    He called the Muslim League leaders ‘morally dead’; they had no right to call their movement ‘Islamic’ [Musalman aur Maujuda Siyasi Kashmakash Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi Vol. III]

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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MAUDUDI CALAMITY

    In order to master any subject, it is incumbent that one remain in the company and benefit from the master of that subject. It is an accepted fact that for any simple or artistic occupation a teacher or even a guide is necessary. Without these even an intelligent and genius cannot reach the desired stage, be it in the fields of engineering, medicine, or any other subject for that matter. For every occupation or trade it is necessary and incumbent that one should at least earn the basics from a teacher. In this manner, when it is necessary to seek knowledge and guidance in materialistic fields, how can it be possible to attain the Uloom of Nabuwwat – teachings of the Ambiya [A.S] – and the intricacies of the Shari’ah without the guidance of a tutor? The sciences of this nature are beyond the grasp of human intelligence. They have reached the Ummah through the Wahi (revelation) of the Almighty, and continues through heavenly training, rearing, divine commands, instructions and guidance. Then in these Divine Sciences the attention and considerations of the tutor and guide; and the practical participation in his company has a more important bearing than words. The attaining of correct thinking, understanding and practical Tarbiyah is more important than only attaining knowledge. On that ground, the longer the companionship of a master, the more benefit and experience one will reap. The more perfect the tutor, the more benefit and excellence will be attained.

    As the purpose of the Uloom-e-Nabuwwat is the guidance of the creation of Allah, in its understanding, there is a strong probability, through the enmity of the accursed Shaitan, to be led astray. The Shaitan does not interfere where one strives to attain perfection in material aspects. The Shaitan sits in comfort. He does not need to interfere, nor is it necessary for him to show his enmity. However, where the hereafter and religion are concerned, the Shaitan becomes restless in creating mischief. He uses his strength in every possible manner, where success and Hidayat may be turned into ruin and to cause deviation from the straight path. The greatest asset of the accursed Iblees is ‘Talbees’, that is to mix the truth with falsehood in such a manner, that where a thing outwardly appears to be beneficial, in reality it becomes a source of wrong doing and detriment. Then too, bearing in mind that the tricks of the human Nafs supercedes this, it is human nature to be arrogant, haughty, deceptive, show-off and have love for rank and high status. These are such diseases that it is difficult to eradicate them even after lengthy training and discipline.

    For this reason, it is incumbent to remain in the companionship of a master for quite some time, in order to save oneself from the effects of the Shaitan. If Allah’s grace and mercy are present, then surely one reforms, otherwise, the human just wanders around in the desert of knowledge and intellectualism.

    After studying the educational history of the world, this point becomes very clear that all the mischief and chaos that were created, were all at the hands of intellectuals and geniuses. During the period of knowledge a greater portion of Fitnah (mischief) appeared by the way of Ilm (knowledge). Even among the Ulama-e-Haq, many geniuses due to their sharp intelligence and eccentricity became victims of their wrong thoughts and ideas. This fact became evident that by completely relying on their own acuteness and flowing intellect, they became entangled in Ilm Kibr (educational arrogance), and self-conceited of their own views. They were not fortunate enough to undergo a beneficial amount of spiritual training. As a result, this led them to great lengths. In our times, there exist many such examples. Since they possess Ilmi acumen and, as many a time they say or write excellently, they become a cause for additional Fitnah. Those individuals who were not fortunate enough to attain a deep knowledge or a spiritual training, easily become their adherents and quickly begin supporting and endorsing their new ideologies. The Shaitan is always busy in his occupation. A personality that may be of use to guide and direct the Ummah, becomes a means of deviation and ruin for the Ummah. There are examples of these in every era.

    Imam Ghazali [R.T.A] has written in his ‘Maqasid-ul-Falasifah’ that after observing the correctness in the elementary and mathematical sciences of the Greeks, the people began to accept all their teachings as correct. They accepted the teachings of the Greeks even in the subjects of Theology and natural philosophy, which led them astray. These words of Imam Ghazali are very surprising and true. The Shaitan finds in these situations an ideal opportunity to lead people astray. Well, when the very learned, geniuses and capable can become entangled in such Fitnah, then those personalities who possess very little Ilmi capabilities and have a tremendous ability to write, and are quick witted and intelligent, but void of a spiritual training under an accomplished master; they very quickly become engulfed in self-conceitedness and begin to degrade the Ummah. All the scholarly researches of the Ummah are despised; all the great deeds of the Salaf-us-Saliheen are made a joke of and a laughing stock; and by criticizing every personality from beginning till the end, falls in deep and dangerous pit, becoming a means of leading all humanity into destruction.

    Among such people today is a famous personality by the name of ” Mr. Abul Ala Maududi” Sahab, who was acute and quick witted since childhood, but was troubled by economic difficulties. In the beginning he was employed by the Madinah Periodical at Bijnor. Thereafter, he was attached to the “Muslim”, a magazine of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind. After a few years, he was employed by the “Al-Jamiat” Delhi, a journal of the Hamiat Ulama-e-Hind, which was then probably published every third day. His articles captioned, “Tareekh Ke Jawahir Paro” appeared with great luster. In this manner, Maududi Sahab was trained as a writer by Maulana Ahmad Saeed Sahab. After the death of his father, Maududi Sahab was unable to complete his studies, but had to leave studies during the early Arabic primary stages, nor was he fortunate enough to attain a secular education. He later studied English and attained some competence in it. He greatly benefited from the books, magazines and writings of reputable authors of those days. His writing ability increased by the day. Unfortunately, he was unable to benefit from any religious institution, neither became a graduate of modern education, nor did he gain the company of an experienced and proficient Aalim of the Deen. He has admitted this in an article published during the era of United India in reply to some question posed to him by Maulana Abdul-Haq Madni Muradabadi. He was unfortunate to experience the company of Niyaz Fatehpuri, an atheist and infidel.

    By this association and friendship many incorrect tendencies and inclinations were adopted. In 1933 he began publishing the “Tarjuman-ul-Quran” from Hyderabad, Dakkan, wherein he published spending articles. Some Ilmi and literary things began to appear using the best style and methods. At that time, the political situation in the country was very shaky. The movement to free India was in its decisive stages. The best intellectuals of the country were involved in the freedom struggle of India from the British. Maududi Sahab adopted a different stand from the rest and engendered the cry of “Iqamat Deen” and ‘Hukumat-e-Ilahiya”.

    He strongly and forcefully criticised all the factions involved in seeking the freedom of India. His simple and innocent panegyrists thought that Maududi Sahab was the last straw for the valuable Deen. As a result, very quickly praises began to be showered upon him from the pens of Maulana Syed Suleman Nadwi, Maulana Manazir Ahsan Gilani and Maulana Abdul-Majid Daryabadi. Evidently, at that time Maududi Sahab was only a name of an individual. As yet, he had no missionary aim, nor an association or movement. Due to his forceful writings and statements, some among the Ahl-e-Haq began having great hopes in him. By virtue of his preparedness and through the encouragement of Chaudhary Muhammad Niyaz, the foundation of Dar-ul-Islam was laid in Pathankot. The Muslim League and Congress began to be degraded.

    Such articles were written by him, as well as book on the political turmoil of the time appeared whereby he began receiving praises from his followers. The political causes stimulated its acceptance. A meeting was held in Lahore, and the foundation of his Amarat (chairmanship) was formally laid. A speech prepared by him was read out, wherein the duties of a present-day Ameer (leader) were outlined. Among the participants were also such famous personalities as Janab Maulana Manzoor Naumani, Maulana Abul-Hassan Ali Nadwi, Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi and Maulana Mas’ood Aalam Nadwi. Maududi Sahab was elected the Chief Ameer and the abovementioned four personalities were elected deputy Ameer. The Jamat-e-Islami formally came into existence. Its constitution and charter were published. The public looked forward to it, and from every side hopes began to be attached. Six months had not passed by when Maulana Manzoor Naumani and Maulana Ali Mian Sahab (Abdul Hassan) resigned.

    They had observed his Ilmi deficiencies and lack of sincerity. They were unable to continue their relationship. These gentlemen kept silent and did not inform the Ummah openly and clearly about their reason for disassociating themselves. I was at that time teaching at Jamia Islamia Dabhel. I enquired from these two personalities about their reason for quitting. They said many things, but no satisfactory clarification was given. I understood the view of Late Maulana Mas’ood Aalam and Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi were quire similar as far as beliefs and conduct were concerned. Hence, they remained for some time as Maududi Sahab’s right hand men. Maulana Mas’ood Aalam assisted through the medium of Arabic literary writings and magnificently translated into Arabic the writings of Maududi Sahab. He also trained a few pupils in this field. Maulana Islahi through his special style and way assisted the Maududi movement, a few excellent books were written on communism and a few other subjects, i.e. interest, alcohol, pardah (veil), etc. A few good books were also written for the modern youth. Some worthy articles were published in the “Tafheemat and Tanqeehat”. Ways and means were adopted to impress the Arabs, especially the Sheikhs of Saudi Arabia.

    Successful strategies were adopted. All those writings that were contributed by Maududi Sahab’s associates were published in such a manner as if all these writers were indebted to him. As a result, the personality of Maududi Sahab gained fame. He reaped fame from the writings of his associates. He is incapable of composing in Arabic or English. The names of translators do not appear on his books that are translated in other languages. It is not mentioned that this book is translated by Mas’ood Aalam or Asim Haddad. People get the notion that this literally intellectual of the Urdu language, is also an Imam of the Arabic language. A short period has passed when Maulana Gilani Sahab and Syed Suleman Nadwi Sahab became aware and foresaw its detrimental effect; that these writings were a means of creating a new Fitnah. He (Maulana Gilani) ceased to address him by the titles conferred on him, such as “Mutakallim-e-Islam”, etc. Maulana Gilani Sahab wrote critical articles under the headings of “Kharjiyat-e-Jadeeda” in Maulana Daryabadi’s “Sidq-e-Jadeed”. Maulana Syed Hussain Ahmed Madni Sahab was perhaps the first among the Ulama who pinpointed this Fitnah in his correspondence. Gradually, other Ulama began to air their views. Sheikh-ul-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyah Sahab studied all the available printed Maududi literature and wrote a valuable booklet on this subject. It is regretted that this booklet has not been printed yet. In this connection, an teacher of Madrasah Mazahir-ul-Uloom, Saharanpuri; Maulana Zakariyah Quddusi Sahab became inclined towards Maududi Sahab. Taking this into view and trying to correct him, Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahab wrote a letter to him, explaining all Maududi Sahab’s errors and incorrect interpretations of the Deen.

    This letter has been published in a booklet for titled, “Fitnah Maududiat” (It is now reprinted under the title “Jama’at Islamiyah – Ek Lamha Fikriyah”).

    I admired many things about Maududi Sahab and detested many. For a long time I did not wish to degrade him. I felt that from his innovated style of presentation, the modern generation could benefit. Although at times such compositions appeared from his that it was not possible to endure it, but taking into consideration the Deeni well-being, I tolerated it and kept silent. I did not foresee that this Fitnah would spread worldwide and have a detrimental effect on the Arab world; that every day from his master pen new bud would keep on blossoming and indecent words would be used regarding the Sahaba [R.A] and the Ambiya [A.S]. Later on, such things appeared daily in the “Tafheem-ul-Quran”.

    Now it has become known without doubt that his writings and publications are the greatest Fitnah of the present time, notwithstanding a few beneficial treatises that have appeared, it is the case of “and the sin of them is greater than their usefulness” (Surah Baqarah: 219). Now that stage has been reached where to keep silent seems to be a great crime. It is regretted that for forty years an offensive silence was kept. Now the time has dawned, where without fear of rebuttal and censure all his writings from A to Z should be thoroughly studied with a view to fulfill the demands for the preservation of the Deen with Haq and justice.

    “UNQUOTE”

  • Jamaat-e-Islami is a fascist gang.
    Maudoodi books should be banned or atleast,c ritically reviewed by scholars and reprinted after removal of voilent content that defame Islam.
    Lastly, JI should decide, are they political group, religious party or a terrorist group?

  • Some afterthoughts…
    1- The reason why the National security state chose JI for ideological legitimacy and avoid sufi tradition is the india centric hate doctrine, as only JI was capable of setting religious arguments for the purpose as the exclusivist ideas thought even the Sufi traditions influenced by the indian philosophies.
    2-As for the Tableghee Jamaat, it was not in the begining a passive movement serving the british Raj as even Ilyas Dehlvi was influenced by the JUH and for the same reasons he invited in Husain A Madni in the annual gatherings for six consecutive times.
    3- JUH formed in the early 30’s was the realisation of changed reginal dynamics, alienating themselves from pan islamist approaches, supporting Ataturkian reforms in modern Turkey, adopting non violant political process and taking away themselves from any sort of violant struggle, for the same reason they made alliances with the political forces as INC and AIML in different times.
    As Pakistan was the movement endorsed by the salariat classes, and at the time of partition Maudoodi was popular in that educated middle classes for his dislike of traditional religious classes and traditional religious practices regarding beard, cap and clothes etc. And insist on abstract ideas as well as exclusivist approach.

  • “Tabligi Jamat was created in India in 1926 at a time when resistance to British Raj was gaining popularity.”
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    I am not agree ,This is kind of slave mentality which always gives credit to Western world ,Qadiani ,Tablighi ,Jamaati ,Brelvi etc are not the creation of British ,they are from us ,Good or bad its another topic .

  • The biggest challenge is how to fix things. Shiraz Piracha has identified the problem in a much elaborate form. Most of us who have a habit of looking back in the history usually come with similar conclusions. But what’s next?

    Society has been radicalized to such a degree, that logical or rational debate promptly ends up in rage because other individual ( I would call hate-hypnotizee ) would quote some Quranic verse or bring some hadith, and even you may know that he is just trying to play you down and also knows if person moves on, he qualifies for blasphemy of one type or another. Like in the ‘golden days’ of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, if someone would admire their rule as next to Khilafat-e-Rasheda, even though you knew that Talib rule was coercison, you couldn’t challenge them. That is how the blackmailing stuff worked. If somebody has some better ideas, as how to carry on conversation when some one recites an Arabic dictum (not Quran..you see what I am talking about ) to use as argument-killer, meaning by carry on your argument or face death! What to do?? Serious answers please.

  • When an egotistic “Barrister/Lawyer” concoct a country and that too when he had no sense of History, Culture, Religious Extremism prevailing within Muslims then net result is the video of Fatwas and fatwa, deobandi kafir, brelvi kafir, ahle hadith kafir, kuttay, wahabi کافر
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X01htQUvKcQ&feature=player_embedded#!
    Alleged Fathers of the Nations and Blood Stained Hands – Partition of India: India (1947): 500 000
    The rioting and dislocation associated with partition cost how many lives?
    1984 World Almanac: 200,000
    Hammond 500,000
    Eckhardt: 800,000
    D.Smith 1,000,000
    B&J: 1,000,000 (1945-48)
    Hartman: 1,000,000
    Stanley Wolpert, A New History of India (1993): 1,000,000
    Collins and Lapierre, Freedom at Midnight (1975) cite these sources:
    Khosla, Stern Reckoning: 500,000
    Moon, Divide and Quit: 200-250,000
    Hodson: The Great Divide: 200-250,000
    Chanduli Trivedi, governor of Punjab: 225,000
    P. Johnson puts the death toll at 200-600,000. In addition to some of the Collins and Lapierre sources, he cites these authorities:
    Stephens, Pakistan (1963): 500,000
    Edwardes, Last Years of British India (1963): 600,000
    The median of these 14 estimates is 500,000. http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat3.htm#India

  • It is sad to see that the true idea of Islam has been hijacked by some political parties for their own benefits. What they have actually done is the manipulation of religion for some political gains. This has led to a religious anarchy in our country.

  • جماعت اسلامی کے خلاف سازش

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/urdu/2010/03/post_600.html
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    جماعت اسلامی کے خلاف سازش

    اصناف: مزاح, پاکستان

    محمد حنیف محمد حنیف | 2010-03-07 ،19:22

    اس صدی میں ہونے والی باقی ساری سازشیں ایک طرف لیکن سب سے بڑی سازش پاکستان کی نظریاتی سرحدوں کی محافظ، اس قوم کی بیٹیوں کی عصمت کی رکھوالی اور قوم کے بیٹوں کے اخلاق کی پہریدار جماعت اسلامی کے خلاف ہوئی ہے۔

    جماعت کی خدمات پر ایک احتمالی نظر ڈالتے ہیں۔ جماعت نے پاکستان کی کافر تاریخ کو مشرف بہ اسلام کیا، پھر سکولوں کے استادوں کو سکھایا کہ یہ تاریخ پڑھائی کیسے جاتی ہے۔ جماعت نے ہمارے پہلے سے ہی مسلمان آئین کو اور مسلمان کیا پھر ججوں کو سکھایا کہ اس آئین کی تشریح کیسے کی جانی چاہیے۔ جماعت اسلامی نے کمیونزم کو شکست دی، سویت یونین کے حصے بخرے کیے، کتنی ہی وسط ایشیائی ریاستوں کو آزاد کرایا، افغانستان کو تو اتنی دفعہ آزاد کرایا کہ خود افغانی پناہ مانگ اٹھے۔ کشمیر کو بھی تقریباً آزاد کروا ہی لیا تھا لیکن کشمیری نہیں مان کے دیے۔ اور تو اور اس نے ہم جیسے صحافیوں اور تجزیہ نگاروں کو بھی یہ ہنر سکھایا کہ اگر کوئی دلیل نہ بن پڑے تو کوئی آیت اور حدیث پڑھ دو مخالف کا منہ بند ہو جائے گا۔

    اور ان ساری خدمات کے بعد جماعت کو کیا ملا؟ (غیر پارلیمانی لفظ ہے لیکن کہنا پڑے گا) ٹھینگا۔

    عین اس وقت جب جماعت اسلامی کا پاکستان پروجیکٹ تکمیل کے قریب تھا سب کچھ کھوہ کھاتے میں جا پڑا۔ سعودی عرب سے آنے والے ٹھیکیدار شیخ اسامہ، لندن کی LSE میں پڑھے ہوئے لونڈے عمر شیخ اور پنجابی فلموں کے مشہور زمانہ ولن کا نام اختیار کرنے والے الیاس کشمیری جیسے لوگوں نے آ کر کہا کہ یہ سارا کام تم جیسے بوڑھے لوگوں کا نہیں، تم لوگوں کو تو اس کام کی الف بے کا بھی پتہ نہیں۔ کیا کالجوں، یونیورسٹیوں میں غیر جماعتیوں کی ٹانگیں توڑنے سے امت مسلمہ نشاط ثانیہ ہوسکے گی؟

    اور ہمارے دیکھتے ہی دیکھتے جماعت اسلامی کی عظمت رفتہ ہوگئی۔ اور اب یہ عالم ہے کہ جماعت ایک امریکی شہری ڈاکٹر عافیہ کی رہائی کے لیے جلوس نکالتی ہے۔ آئی پی ایل میں نہ بکنے والے پاکستانی کرکٹ کھلاڑیوں کو تسلیاں دیتی ہے اور دیواروں پر گو امریکہ گو کے نعروں کی چاکنگ کرتی ہے۔ کئی انگریزی میڈیم بچے سمجھتے ہیں کہ جماعت امریکہ کے حق میں نعرے لگا رہی ہے۔ ایسے نازک وقت میں ہمیں جماعت کا ہاتھ تھام کر انہیں تسلی دینی چاہیے اور وہ بات کہنی چاہیے جو حضرت مودودی نے کہی تو نہیں لیکن کہہ بھی سکتے تھے۔ ٹماٹو کیچ اپ اسلام میں ہے، لیکن اسلام ٹماٹو کیچ اپ میں نہی

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/urdu/2010/03/post_600.html

  • JI is ISI (Zia Group ) mouth piece
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2005/02/050216_bus_jamat_sen.shtml
    بس مخالف: صرف جماعت اسلامی

    علی سلمان
    بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام لاہور

    پاکستان میں حزب اختلاف سے تعلق رکھنے والی مختلف سیاسی جماعتوں نے مظفرآباد سری نگر بس سروس شروع کرنے کے فیصلے کی حمایت کی ہے جبکہ جماعت اسلامی نے اس کی مخالفت کی ہے اور اسے کشمیریوں کی جدوجہد کو نقصان پہنچانے والا فیصلہ قرار دیا ہے ۔

  • کیا ڈھونڈتے ہو توڑا بورا میں
    دہشدگردی کی جڑ منصورہ میں

    جو قتل دھماکے ہوئے ابھی
    ان کا جشن منا منصورہ میں

    یہ جو فتنہ ہے شیطانوں کا
    یہ لشکر اور طالبانوں کا
    یہ فتنہ افغانی بھی نہیں
    یہ لکھا گیا منصورہ میں

    سچ کو گر چھپانا ہو
    جھوٹ کو سچ کر جانا ہو
    گر اسلام کو سیاست بنا ہو
    تو دیکھو اکر منصورہ میں

    کب تک آرام سے بیٹھو گے
    کب تک لاشوں پر ناچو گے
    جو آگ تم لگاتے ہو
    ایک دن آ اکر رہے گی منصورہ میں

  • “Alleged Muslim Ummah” says that Ahmedis are Non-Muslims but Head Honcho of JAMAT-E-ISLAMI MULLAH MAWDUDI knows better he said Ahmedis are Muslim!

    “QUOTE”
    Sayyid Abul A‘la Maudoodi
    His views bearing on the Ahmadiyya Movement http://www.ahmadiyya.org/movement/maudoodi/index.htm
    Maudoodi’s letter saying Lahore Ahmadiyya is a Muslim Group:
    Maudoodi wrote a letter in Urdu in his own hand, dated 23 Muharram 1357 A.H. (which would be about 25 March 1938), in which he wrote the words:
    “… the [Lahore] Ahmadi group is included within Islam … we cannot issue any fatwa against them on the basis of the Shari‘ah …”
    Note that Maudoodi uses the term Ahmadi to mean the Lahore Ahmadis, and the terms Qadiani and Qadianism to refer to the group then headed by Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad from Qadian.
    Tarjuman-ul-Quran Darus Salaam (Pathankot) Punjab
    Dated: 23 Muharram 1357
    My respected and honoured,
    assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh
    I have been here for only one week. After my arrival here, the correspondence that Sayyid Muhammad Shah has shown me included three letters from you, and I confess that it was your letters that made the greatest impression upon me. The earlier replies from the Shah sahib to you still stand valid, but I myself wish to write a brief reply to the three letters.
    Regarding the views you have expressed about takfir, I have myself written much more about it earlier. As you have not seen the Tarjuman-ul-Quran before this, you are not fully aware of my views. If you had been reading this paper from the outset, then probably not only about takfir, but also regarding the other issues that you have mentioned, you would not have needed to ask anything and you would also have known what my policy is.
    From among the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib, I also do not consider Qadianis and Ahmadis to be in the same category. In my opinion the Qadiani group is excluded from Islam, but the Ahmadi group is included within Islam. However, I consider it inadvisable to co-operate with this group or to encourage them because after becoming Ahmadi a man becomes very close to Qadianism. There can only be two reasonable attitudes in the matter of Mirza sahib. If a man believes him to be true then he should accept him as a prophet because a true person’s claim to prophethood cannot be false. And if a man does not accept his claim to prophethood then it becomes obligatory for him, far from accepting him to be a mujaddid, not even to consider him as a gentleman because the person who is guilty of such a serious fabrication cannot be accorded any position of respect. The middle position taken by Ahmadis is untenable. When a man accepts someone as mujaddid and the Promised Mahdi, he would necessarily confirm his truth and honour him. Then when he finds in his unambiguous writings a claim to prophethood and to receiving revelation, he will not be able to take any position short of Qadianism. As to the educated people from among the Ahmadis who are adhering to this unreasonable position, we cannot issue any fatwa (ruling) against them on the basis of the Shari‘ah because they are denying the prophethood of Mirza. But we are bound to conclude either that they are adhering to their past errors and are guilty of obstinacy, or that they are denying the prophethood of Mirza with some reservation of mind, or lastly there is some flaw in their minds making them unable to realize the contradiction in their position. In any case, although we appreciate the work they are doing in support of Islam, we consider it the expedient policy not to encourage them because it is a path to assisting Qadianism.
    As to the wrong beliefs prevailing among the various sects and parties of the Muslims, I have my own opinion about almost each one of them. However, I have never expressed those opinions nor taken part in fighting against them because I consider it to be merely a waste of time. The defect in the branches is due to a defect in the root. To allow the root to remain in the same condition while devoting effort to reforming the branches is foolishness. If we are to do something for the Muslims then we must devote all efforts to removing the weaknesses in the foundations. Then, Allah willing, the branches will by themselves become good.
    Maudoodi in his statement said that: “… the [Lahore] Ahmadi group is included within Islam … we cannot issue any fatwa against them on the basis of the Shari‘ah …”. It means that according to Maudoodi, writing in 1938, the Lahore Ahmadis cannot be expelled from the Muslim community by means of any law based on Islam, and they are in fact included within Muslims. Whatever he thinks of the rightness or wrongness of our beliefs, whether he considers Lahore Ahmadis to be bad, obstinate and unreasonable, whatever dangers he perceives from our beliefs, all that is an entirely separate issue. What we are pointing out is that according to the view Maudoodi has expressed here, in terms of Islamic Shari‘ah the Lahore Ahmadis are Muslims and cannot be declared as non-Muslim.
    “UNQUOTE”

  • Scanned image of Maudoodi’s letter saying Lahore Ahmadiyya is a Muslim Group
    Page 1 (of 4) of the letter

    (You can see that he has crossed out his old address, Hyderabad Deccan, on the printed letter head and written in Darus Salaam, Pathankot, Punjab in its place.) http://www.ahmadiyya.org/movement/maudoodi/letter-scan.htm

    The translation:

    Note that Maudoodi uses the term Ahmadi to mean the Lahore Ahmadis, and the terms Qadiani and Qadianism to refer to the group then headed by Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad from Qadian.

    Tarjuman-ul-Quran

    Darus Salaam (Pathankot)
    Punjab
    Dated: 23 Muharram 1357
    My respected and honoured,
    assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh

    I have been here for only one week. After my arrival here, the correspondence that Sayyid Muhammad Shah has shown me included three letters from you, and I confess that it was your letters that made the greatest impression upon me. The earlier replies from the Shah sahib to you still stand valid, but I myself wish to write a brief reply to the three letters.
    Regarding the views you have expressed about takfir, I have myself written much more about it earlier. As you have not seen the Tarjuman-ul-Quran before this, you are not fully aware of my views. If you had been reading this paper from the outset, then probably not only about takfir, but also regarding the other issues that you have mentioned, you would not have needed to ask anything and you would also have known what my policy is.
    From among the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib, I also do not consider Qadianis and Ahmadis to be in the same category. In my opinion the Qadiani group is excluded from Islam, but the Ahmadi group is included within Islam. However, I consider it inadvisable to co-operate with this group or to encourage them because after becoming Ahmadi a man becomes very close to Qadianism. There can only be two reasonable attitudes in the matter of Mirza sahib. If a man believes him to be true then he should accept him as a prophet because a true person’s claim to prophethood cannot be false. And if a man does not accept his claim to prophethood then it becomes obligatory for him, far from accepting him to be a mujaddid, not even to consider him as a gentleman because the person who is guilty of such a serious fabrication cannot be accorded any position of respect. The middle position taken by Ahmadis is untenable. When a man accepts someone as mujaddid and the Promised Mahdi, he would necessarily confirm his truth and honour him. Then when he finds in his unambiguous writings a claim to prophethood and to receiving revelation, he will not be able to take any position short of Qadianism. As to the educated people from among the Ahmadis who are adhering to this unreasonable position, we cannot issue any fatwa (ruling) against them on the basis of the Shari‘ah because they are denying the prophethood of Mirza. But we are bound to conclude either that they are adhering to their past errors and are guilty of obstinacy, or that they are denying the prophethood of Mirza with some reservation of mind, or lastly there is some flaw in their minds making them unable to realize the contradiction in their position. In any case, although we appreciate the work they are doing in support of Islam, we consider it the expedient policy not to encourage them because it is a path to assisting Qadianism.
    As to the wrong beliefs prevailing among the various sects and parties of the Muslims, I have my own opinion about almost each one of them. However, I have never expressed those opinions nor taken part in fighting against them because I consider it to be merely a waste of time. The defect in the branches is due to a defect in the root. To allow the root to remain in the same condition while devoting effort to reforming the branches is foolishness. If we are to do something for the Muslims then we must devote all efforts to removing the weaknesses in the foundations. Then, Allah willing, the branches will by themselves become good.

    Why have we quoted this opinion of Maudoodi?
    We are citing this opinion of Maudoodi in our support because of his statement that: “… the [Lahore] Ahmadi group is included within Islam … we cannot issue any fatwa against them on the basis of the Shari‘ah …”. It means that according to Maudoodi, writing in 1938, the Lahore Ahmadis cannot be expelled from the Muslim community by means of any law based on Islam, and they are in fact included within Muslims. Whatever he thinks of the rightness or wrongness of our beliefs, whether he considers Lahore Ahmadis to be bad, obstinate and unreasonable, whatever dangers he perceives from our beliefs, all that is an entirely separate issue. What we are pointing out is that according to the view Maudoodi has expressed here, in terms of Islamic Shari‘ah the Lahore Ahmadis are Muslims and cannot be declared as non-Muslim.
    The Urdu text of the above section of Maudoodi’s letter, in printed format, is given below: http://www.ahmadiyya.org/movement/maudoodi/letter.htm#eng

  • Dear Mughal and all other brother,
    All those will get for what they are doing and you too. But tell me my innocent brothers have u studied The Quran and Hadith very well. If not then please give some time to the Quran and then criticize to anyone. If you feel that jammat is doing wrong then u do some good and come on the surface. Why are you pausing yourself that you are pious and intelligent than all.
    If you are not agreed with me then carry on to write such useless talk. Your writing tell the people about your mentality and mental status.
    May Allah Bless all of us.

  • Asif : Dear Mughal and all other brother,
    All those will get for what they are doing and you too. But tell me my innocent brothers have u studied The Quran and Hadith very well. If not then please give some time to the Quran and then criticize to anyone.

    Dear Asif Sahab,

    I am not Innocent [Maa’soom] at all and by Grace of Allah, I do read Quran and Hadith thoroughly [May Allah keep this blessing on me till my death]. But I don’t worship Mawdudi or any other Mullah to learn Islam. Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] had left three things for Ummah for their safety Quran, Sunnah and Ahl Al Bayt [Ref Muslim, Bukhari, Mawatta Imam Malik, Mustadrak Al Hakim, Musnad Ahmed Bin Hanbal] – Mullah and Mawdudi or Jamat-e-Islami not mentioned anywhere. The difference between you and us [Mortal Sinner but Indeed Muslims] that we read Quran instead of Tafheemul Quran by Mawdudi [Political Tafseer by Mawdudi] and for guidance we read Hadith of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] instead of reading the “Ruddi Books” written by Mawdudi and other Mullah Calamity of every sect.

  • Abdul Nishapuri : @Aamir Mughal I commend you for your excellent research and the braveness to state what you believe in.

    Thanks. I am humbled.

    Muslims should come out of shell because Allah is Rabbul Alimeen and Free from any kind of Boundaries and what we have done that we have turned Islam and Allah into Arab and Allah into Rabbul Muslimeen.

  • i am sorry to hear all comments from this amir mughal it seems his mind is closed the only thing that he sees is jamat Arabs. He should know that his baba khumini when sealed CIA office in Tehran they found some papers about jamaat e islami so he send two messengers to mansoora lahore to join hands for the struggle with each other but these shias like mughal sahib they like shumali itahad playing in the hands of america go ahead hurt yourself again and again always remember america is our animy not jamaat e islami