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Pakistani American cleric Nouman Ali Khan is slowly converting peaceful Sunni Muslims to radical Deobandi and Wahhabi


Not unlike Farhat Hashmi, Zakir Naik, Israr Ahmed and other pro-Taliban Deobandi and Salafi Wahhabi clerics, Nouman Ali Khan, a Pakistan-origin American Deobandi cleric, former Saudi resident, is slowly converting peaceful Sunni Sufi and Hanafi Muslims to Deobandi and Salafi Wahhabi sects, which is a common sect of takfiri terrorists of Al Qaeda, Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP-ASWJ).

Nouman Ali Khan is a disciple, student and follower of Dr Abdus-Samie, a Deobandi Salafi cleric of Faisalabad (president of local chapter of Dr Israr Ahmed’s Anjuman Khuddam ul Quran) who was himself a disciple of notorious pro-Taliban cleric Dr Israr Ahmed. Dr Israr Ahmed was known for his hatred of the family of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and was also a hater of Sunni Sufi and Shia beliefs. Dr Abdus-Samie later settled in the USA where he continued to misguide and convert peaceful Sunni and Hanafi Muslims to radical Deobandi and Salafi Wahhabi ideologies.

Nouman Ali Khan is an American Deobandi Muslim speaker and founder, CEO and lead instructor at The Bayyinah Institute for Arabic and Qur’anic Studies. Funded by Saudi Arabia and the worldwide Salafi Wahhabi and Deobandi fraternity, he is ranked amongst the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world. He is successfully converting Sunni Hanafi and Sufi Muslims to Salafi, Wahhabi and Deobandi ideologies and categorically condemns various Sunni Sufi and Shia beliefs.

“Nouman Khan began his formal Arabic training during his childhood schooling in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He continued his Arabic grammar study in Pakistan, where he received a scholarship for ranking among the top 10 scores in the national Arabic studies board examination. Under the guidance of Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and formal principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan, he developed a keen interest in Arabic grammar. He further benefited from Dr. Abdus-Samie by internalizing his unique teaching methods and later translating his work into English. Nouman currently serves as professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College and has taught Modern Standard and Classical Arabic at various venues for nearly 6 years with over 700 students” Source: http://kalamullah.com/nouman-alikhan.html

Nouman’s agenda is to slowly but surely convert peaceful and naïve Sunni Sufi and Hanafi Muslims to Deobandi (semi-Wahhabi) and Salafi-Wahhabi ideologies. He, along with Zakir Naik, Farhat Hashmi, Javed Ghamidi etc, paves the way for recruitment of Al Qaeda, Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ).


In 2014, he released a video statement in defence of Pakistan’s Deobandi tablighi preacher Junaid Jamshed when he was accused of blasphemy. While Noman deemed it fit to specifically defend his Deobandi colleague, he never bothered to speak for the rights of 45,000 Sunni Sufis, 22,000 Shias and hundreds of Ahmadis, Christians and Hindus killed by Deobandi takfiri terrorists of Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP aka ASWJ aka LeJ) in Pakistan.

My thoughts on the Junaid Jamshed issue.

Posted by Nouman Ali Khan on Sunday, December 7, 2014

Here is how some of his readers and followers commented (on his facebook wall) on his video statement in defence of Junaid Jamshed Deobandi:

Naveed Ali Khan said: You have said a lot, and references are good, only issue is why you are not speaking for those in minorities who were burnt alive, or those who are in prison for same crime based on allegations, why not you talk about them? Does what you say apply on all accused and those who were innocent but murdered, as there was never any justice provided. This nation of ignorant has gone too far and if you want to help people, lets not select from the victims whom you think is right although he is accepting his mistake and asking for forgiveness, but include those as well who never accepted or asked for forgiveness as well. Help the helpless so you could be helped, talk about wider jurisdiction and interpretations and improving the laws, so weak can be protected. If not, it is not possible that you want to save one house while whole neighborhood is burning.

Sidra Fatima said: May be you haven’t heard Nouman Ali Khan’s lectures before. . Many times he talked about tolerance for non muslims in Islam and what Allah says and how Prophet Mohammed SAW treated them.. MashAllah Allah gave brother nouman so much wisdom and knowledge. All his lectures are full of good advice for us and teach us how to deal with situations according to the book of Allah

Adnan Younus said: Please post me a vdo which he adress teh core issue or only specifying the incident whern the christian couple got burned alive or any other were killed? if u have such clip please post

Zain Hasan said: Brother, you are a great voice mA…and you have lots of followers from diverse backgrounds. I really appreciate your above message, just a small request though…Prophet SAWW was rehmat-ullil-AALAMEEN, not just rehmat-ullil-Muslameen. Can you please also try to raise voice for many non-muslims in Pakistan who have been accused of blasphemy, and who either have been mercilessly killed (as a MERE accusation is enough in Pakistan), or who are languishing in jails for the alleged crime? If you can kindly do that, we can raise much more awareness about the unfair practices in which the minority community is routinely targeted. Being the followers of the person who is Mercy for all Mankind, I am sure we will make him very proud as well if we follow his values of mercy and kindness to everyone. JazakAllah

Azra Syed said: Brother no one from the public is angry with JJ but it is the matter of equally treating everyone. These are the ulemas of other sects than his, after his life. And these are the people who have been issuing fatwas against everyone for committing blasphemy. Why you and other scholars came forward before with such verses when innocent people were punished and even brutally killed. Amazingly all sects of maullanas are coming up with Quranic verses everyday. What about Junaid Hafeez? He is in the prison. We only want everyone should be treated in same way! Is there not even a single word from the holy book to support other people, but JJ. It’s quite interesting when your own house is on fire then rules are different but if it’s someone else’s then it’s a bonfire night!

My thoughts on the Junaid Jamshed issue.

Posted by Nouman Ali Khan on Sunday, December 7, 2014

In December 2014, in the aftermath of Deobandi Taliban’s attack on Peshawar army school in which more than 132 children and tens of teachers were massacred, he released a video condemning the massacre but not once did he mention the identity of Taliban and ASWJ-LeJ terrorists nor did he refer to their Deobandi takfiri ideology.

Nouman founded Bayyinah in 2006, after serving as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College. His current residence is in Dallas, Texas. He also lectures internationally on the matters of Tafsir and learning Arabic to understand the Quran.
Noman’s agenda is to convert peaceful Sunni Sufi Muslims to the more radical Salafi Wahhabi and Deobandi ideologies from whereon it is easy for Al Qaeda, Taliban and ASWJ (SSP) to further radicalize these converts for transnational terrorism in North America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Noman Ali Khan’s Deobandi and Salafi beliefs:

Having studied in Pakistan, he does taqleed although the lack of cap suggests he has salafi leanings. He is also inclined towards Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan which is a known pro-Deobandi-Wahhabi pro-Taliban outfit.

He praises and follows known Nasibi (enemies of Ahlul Bayt) scholars such as Amin Ahsan Islahi and Dr Israr Ahmed.

Nouman Ali Khan considers the cerebration of the Prophet’s birthday (Milad or Maulid) as a non-issue, in other words an insignificant event.

He denies that Prophet Muhamamd (pbuh) and Allah’s chosen prophets, aulia etc can do tawasul (intercession).

See the attached clip wherein he says that he doesn’t have any opinion on the celebration of prophet’s birthday because it a “NON-ISSUE”!!

Nike89x said: I personally know Ustad Nouman Ali Khan. Spent a lot of time with him over 9 months.
The thing I love about him is that he doesn’t get into fiqh. He strictly sticks to Arabic studies only.
He says that fiqh is a personalized thing and for that individual only.
He consults with Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda (Graduate of I believe Deobandi madrassa Binoria Town Karachi) on a lot of issues.
In my opinion he’s very beneficial to listen to.
And I’m not a salafi at all. I follow the Deobandi Ulema.

Kid said: At the very beginning it was Dr.Zakir Naik and the rest of the Brothers on peace TV, than to Brother Zahr Mahmood, abdul jabbar etc(Brothers with inspiration speech), but now I listen to Noumin Ali Khan and Anwar Al Awlaki.

Hamid Ali said: Nouman Ali Khan is a Deobandi/Madudid-type who is very loose on following Madhabs. Rational thinking will dictate that you should stay away from anyone who tries to hide their beliefs. Naturally this is a very sinister move. He is a severe deviant operator, you should not let his words enter your ear lest something enters your heart that you cannot later remove. He is n’t tied to any particular group. He is extremely superficial when it comes to hard core topics of aqeedah,

Mazhar Khan said: Peace Tv belongs to son of Shaytan Zakir Nalayak

Dharyn Dharyn: Nouman never said that he is a najdi but i always knew he was one..Satanic goat face


Title: Nouman Ali Khan, the Pakistani American cleric who is converting peaceful Sunni Muslims to radical Deobandi and Wahhabi cult

Segment 1:
Praises notorious pro-Taliban cleric Dr Israr Ahmed known for hatred of Sunni Sufis, Shias and Ahlul Bayt (1:40 to 2:17)

Segment 2:
Belittles the birthday (Milad or Maulid) of Holy Prophet (pbuh) (3.21 to 4.00)

Segment 3:
Refutes the Sunni Hanafi, Sufi and Shia belief of tawasul and shiafa’at (inercession) and describes it as polytheism (shirk) 1:20 to 2:14

Segment 4:
Claims that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) will not have any authority to do the shiafaat for his own daughter Fatima (r.a.). (9.00 to 9.40)

Segment 5:
Defends Junaid Jamshed Deobandi, asking for the pardon for his alleged blasphmey – but no such appeal for Taseer, Aasia Bibi, Shias, Christians, Ahmadis? 6:25 to 8:17

Segment 6:
Not unlike the Taliban and ASWJ Deobandi clerics, Nouman Ali Khan generically mentions and condemns the Peshawar army school attack but doesn’t even once clearly name and condemn the Taliban or Doebandi khawarij. 6:35 to 7:20




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  • WOW ! It makes me wonder that this Article Author “Sarah Khan” is a well educated logical person or a ILLITERATE SENSELESS PSYCHOTIC patient.

    Really Sarrah Khan get a life…

  • Since you did not have any convincing counter argument, all you had to say is ‘get a life’. Wow!

    I think you guys need to re-evaluate your own lives or come up with some real argument.

  • Nouman Ali Khan Deobandi’s hypocritical statement on Paris shooting

    Deobandi-Wahhabi evangelist preacher Nouman Ali Khan hides the Deobandi-Wahhabi identity of ISIS-ASWJ terrorists resonsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre. He describes them as Muslims and criminals insted of Wahhabi Deobandi fanatics, not once does he mention ISIS, ASWJ, TTP and other transnational Wahhabi Deobandi terrorists who are massacring Christians in Nigeria and Syria, Sunni Sufis and Shias in Syria and Pakistan and Jews in France and elsewhere. Wathc the 1:50 to 5:00 segment in particular.


  • Sara khan I really appreciate your effort for writing this article. It’s good see that people who actually have the sense to understand and comprehend the truth still exist.

  • Wow! Just wow! Such open discrimination! We should not look at other’s bad deeds. We should capture all the good we can from EVERYWHERE and absorb it and not consider the sects and divisions of the Muslims. That’s how we become “Muslims”… The writer of this article, I have no words. Really, I don’t. You have crossed such boundaries… How dare you make others’ works look like nothing? How dare you? Don’t you have any shame? These people work so hard to get knowledge to you, they spend days and days just so that they could teach this astrayed Ummah something that’ll benefit them, and you just don’t accept it? How dare you? Can you even reach where they are? Can you read all the tafaseers and interpret them and understand them? Can you? Hmm? I demand an answer, Sarah, I really do…

    • I don’t think she can..problem with these people are they want their saying to be heard so that they can be in limelight .. self conciousness comes by thinking about others like they are nothing.. sarah comes from the same society we come from..where productive work have all the negative thoughts come from society.. if she would have any idea how nouman ali khan and people like him has been the motivation to learn Quran by yourself on this land of USA.. she would admire that..but yeah we as a nation Pakistanis have all the doubts in others and we like to praise ourselves..

  • Thanks for wasting my time… You have to get a life and clearity of mind miss sarah…. I dont know about salafi deobandi and stuff.. and please don’t tell us the Pakistani islam which is based on the practice of culture plus religion combo… Whatever is going on the streets of Pakistan he has nothing to do.. people like you have the medium of media to write but not worthy…. The joke pakistani society as a whole made for the religion is a eye opener…
    And last of all all of nouman ali khan teachings are based on to promote learn arabic and learn Quran yourself.. As a student we know human can learn quran.. If those ulma can learn quran .. I as a layperson can learn quranic arabic too.. Stop judgemental ..

  • This is an artical that promte break up in muslim socity. It is also use to make other muslim hate each other. So to anyone who read this article, tell everyone not to read and believe this article.

  • Pathetic article by jahil barelvis who can’t distinguish between deobandi and ahl e hadith. Simple word they always use is wahabi when they get stuck on tawheed. The sad fact is pleetistan Pakistan is a sad messed up country full of Shia, barelvis who are the same in aqaid. They only differ on fiqh. The deobandi are hanafi on fiqh but ashari on aqeeda. The country is full of hindu customs, gays, grave worshipping, empty mosques and bazaars full of free mixing, men scratching testicles.

  • for whoever who posted this FABULOUSLY illogical article, there is a prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) s hadith which says that talking I’ll about people, even it be true is a serious sin. Do you realize that you have t get the forgiveness if this scholar or Allah will never forgive you on the last day. A lot of cock and bull story about terrorist,thalibaan,etc…..If anyone searching for real information have come here, pls ignore this. This is not Islam. I don’t know what’s wrong with saying music is audio pornography or children become homosexual because of porn. I think perhaps the author has a soft corner in her heart for porn an homosexuality. Please ask for forgiveness and repent to save yourself from hellfire.

  • come on guys, stop spreading hatred. Why cant we talk only about teachings and issues without mentioning madhabs (shia, sunni, deobandi and what not).
    Bro. Nauman is an amazing, life changing speaker specialized in Quranic Arabic. He is not an expert of fiqh and hence not a faqih/ mufti, thats why he doesn’t choose fiqhi issues as topics of his talks. His topics are based on the understanding of Quran. Nobody is converting anyone….I dont know why people get scared when they are asked to think. the word tafakkur “to think deeply” came in Quran around 18 times, its the Quran which is asking you to think. Plz we all need to get out of our insecurities…Shukran

  • Great job Sarah! While it is improper to talk ill about others, it is also necessary to stop people from going astray by following hypocrites like these. May Allah swt reward you for the good you have done. Jazakallah. May Allah save our Imaan from hypocrites.

    @all the haters – you need to get a life, all of you! Mend your ways, while there is still time, or you might join your “brothers” nouman, tariq jameel, israr Ahmed, etc., in whatever part of hell they belong to.

  • Sister Sarah Khan, with all due respect please study/restudy the teachings of Islam

    i’m from India, i have seen people here too ridiculing about the known scholars, they use abusive language, they don’t pray salah behind most of the imam, they do fitnah, they do evil acts of grave worship , and when someone go to them they call him “kaafir”

    i never saw any barelvi brother in active dawah program but they always have time to fight and use abusive language against their muslim brothers and sister , i feel sorry you , may Allah guide us all to go on straight path

  • If from sunni sufi to wahabi transformation was not lol then relating salafi/deobandi to “takfiri terrorists of Al Qaeda, Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP-ASWJ)” is just well rofl.

    Seriously “SK”, did you made this up on the go? or were paid to? or just trying to stir something up? or read too many tabloids?

    P.S. Pakistan cannot be re-built when you have people like this posting here!

  • Come on Sara! You could’ve done better.
    Didn’t know women were into this too! Totally flabbergasted by your irrational, radical, full of hatred, full of lies and bullshit article. Do you call yourself a journalist? Or a Racist?
    This article is wrong on so many levels. First of all there are no sects in Islam! NO SECTS! SIMPLE AS THAT! You don’t get it??! Go see a doctor!
    And if you were to write a good article you could’ve wrote a letter on how the Muslims(who are divided by these sects) could unite under their differences, because at their essence and core, they all believe the same One GOD! Allah SWT and Muhammad PBUH as the last messenger.

    Please, do think over this, stop differentiating and start illuminating the similarities. If you fail to do so, I’m sorry then because there’s something wrong with your belief in Islam sadly, Or you are not Muslim after all, well who knows, and who also knows if you are being funded by “them” to write these kinda articles.

    But sincerely stop this! You aren’t going to get anywhere with this! And Yes I know you know this too! 🙂
    But you are just too much pathetic!

  • “They plot and plan and Allah too plans and very Allah is the best of planners” …(Al Quran) stop spreading misguidance and hatred Sara bcz I can see who you are ,(and Allah knows best ,) people like you trying to claim to be building pakistan are actually trying their best to weaken its bases, you should fear The One (who can freeZe the blood in your veins ,and can stop your heart from beating , can stop the fingers that type this sort of nonsense , ) before you try to disgrace the peacemakers of the society , lol NAK an agent and pro terrorist??? Wow the most ridiculous thing I ever heard, who are you then?? Please your stupid pieces won’t harm anyone but yourself because you have no ability to disgrace anyone whom Allah has given a high status in the Muslim society, so GET A LIFE, spread unity and peace and love like NAK, IF you are a MUSLIM,(which I very much doubt and Allah knows best ! )

  • Don’t be a parasite, don’t live on writing off scholars that based our of your biased look or for some clicks for your website!

  • When your own ulama are lazy fat Khuttam eating warts and the level of teaching is 50 years behind everyone else and you have nothing going for yourselves. Then this is where the Ulama turn to character assassination. ( Dr Israr hates the prophets pbuh family) like a drowning man clutching at straws. All deobandi Wahhabis are terrorists?
    Donald Trump would be soo proud of you- He would say ‘take a bow son’

  • For your (un) kind information. “Deaobandi” and “Salafi/Dawah/Ahl-Hadis” are 2 completely different school of thoughts.

  • the real writer of this rubbish ‘article’ is the crusaders and their friends, they get their orientalist expert to write it, and then FRONT it with a brown face or a fake name

  • I’m really shocked and stunned by this revelation. I used to follow Brother Nouman and Omar but I won’t and I will make sure no one in my family follow these suckers.
    Can’t beleive how they using the religion for their own reasons.
    I urge ahal sunnat to be united against these salafis and deobandis, who are taking over our masajids with saudi money and their ignorant imams.
    Thanks a lot for such a eye opener article, these salafis and deobandis are the real plague of the islam and follow the sunnah of Abdul Wahab mardood (May Allah punish him with hell fire)
    It’s amazing how their cursed followers are trying to defend these salfis, amazing. All saudi payed puppets.
    May Allah curse these wahabi and salafi and their agenda, and end their fitna. Ameen.

  • Thank you Sarah khan in a sea of ignorance there are still beacons of hope like you. People whose eyes and hearts are open and know the truth when they see it may Allah bless you. Please keep writing

    NAK is no doubt a good entertainer like Naik. I feel sorry for them. These people have not been blessed with insight and so cannot see the truth.

    Best advice to NAK and his ilk would be to forget everything they have learned do taubah and pray to Allah tallah to show them the correct path.