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Ahl-e-Hadith Muslims reject Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)

Pakistan's Ahl-e-Hadith Muslims remain misunderstood and mistreated.

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There are long held adverse stereotypes and misperceptions about the Ahl-e-Hadith (Salafi or Wahhabi) Muslims in Pakistani society.

Some of these adverse stereotypes include:

1. All Ahl-e-Hadith are a part of Jihadi-sectarian militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) aka Jamaatu-ud-Dawa (Jud);
2. They are blasphemers of the Prophet (pbuh);
3. They are blasphemers of the family of the Propeht (pbuh);
4. They support violence against other Muslim sects (e.g., Sunni Barelvis, Shias etc), and are responsible for the ongoing target killing of Shias, Barelvis, Ahmadis etc in Pakistan;
5. They are funded and supported by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and other Arab countries…. etc

While some of the above stereotypes may be applicable to only a tiny minority of the Ahl-e-Hadith Muslims, the majority of the Ahl-e-Hadith do no fall into the above described categories or stereotypes.

A dominant majority of Pakistan’s Ahl-e-Hadith Muslims are as peaceful, tolerant and moderate as are a majority of Pakistan’s Sunnis, Shias, Ahmadis, Christians and other communities.

They are neither a part of nor do they support Jihadi-sectarian militants (e.g., JuD-LeT, SSP-ASWJ, Taliban etc).

Their love and respect for the Prophet (pbuh) and his family is no less than other Muslims.

They do not support violence against other Muslims sects or non-Muslim groups.

Unlike Kharijis or Takfiris of Sipah-e-Sahaba and Taliban, they don’t issue fatwa of kufr (religious decree of apostasy) against other sects (e.g., Shia, Barelvi, Deobandi etc)

They earn their living through halal (legitimate) means in Pakistan. They don’t need any financial support from Saudi Arabia or any other country.

They condemn violence against and target killing of Shias, Sunnis, Ahmadis and other persecuted and target killed communities of Pakistan.

For example, Maulana Muhammad Ishaq of Faisalabad (Punjab) is Pakistan’s most eminent Ahl-e-Hadith scholar who promotes Sunni Shia unity and rejects all forms of violence against Muslims and non-Muslims.

Here is another example. Recently in November 2011, Ahl-e-Hadith people and scholars took out a public demonstration in Islamabad against an extremist Saudi-funded Jihadi-sectarian group Jamaat-ud-Dawa declaring them as Khariji terrorist organization which does not represent Pakistan’s Ahl-e-Hadith Muslims.

http://youtu.be/kHf743jCcWs

In yet another example, on 29 Feb 2012, Ahl-e-Hadith Muslims of India alleged the JuD-LeT duo and its parent body Markaz Dawa-wal-Irshad of Hafiz Saeed of being a part of a global conspiracy to bring bad name to Islam and Muslims. Here is a copy of the news report which was published in DNA, India.

LeT Taliban maligning Islam
Islamic scholars of Ahle Hadees faith here on Wednesday accused their Pakistani counterpart representing the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and its parent body Markaz Dawa-al-Irshad of being part of a global conspiracy to malign Islam. The Markazi Jamiat Ahle-e-Hadees, which is hosting the Imam of Holy shrine of Islam in Makkah, Dr Saud Bin Ibrahim Al Shoraim, here on March 2-3, said their faith even does not recognise street protests, and strongly denounces hijacking, bombing, or suicide missions. The main feature of two conferences of Markazi Jamiat Ahle-e-Hadees would be the presence of Imam-e-Kaaba Dr Alsharami. The Saudi Islamic scholar is also travelling to world famous Islamic seminary Deoband on Saturday. The organisers are expecting Shankaracharia Swami Adokshanand and some Buddhist leaders also to join the Imam of Kaaba at the Ramlila grounds on Friday. Often labeled as ‘Wahabis’ and accused of promoting radical brand of Islam, secretary general of the host organisation Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahdi Salfi said suicide bombing and terrorism has done a great harm to Islam. “Even logically if a Palestinian bomber kills four or five Israeli Jews, the cost of retaliation is too heavy. Israelis in retaliation kills many more or arrest hundreds of Palestinians. There is no incentive. Even against oppression, there is need to continue peaceful struggle and create international awareness,” said the Maulana. “We believe Hafiz Mohamamd Sayeed, the chief of LeT, is a Khawarij (seceder or the rebel) and needs to be punished under the book,” he said. The Ahle Hadees sect often comes under attack in India for sharing ideology with the LeT or Dawa al Irshad headed by Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed. Clarifying his stance, Maulana Salfi said both Hafiz Sayeed and Taliban were part of an international conspiracy. He called these groups marauders and said their struggle was nowhere near ‘jihad’. He pointed out how America promoted these very groups when they were aligning with it to fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Claiming that a majority of Ahle Hadees followers in Pakistan were also up in arms against Hafiz Sayeed for taking over their mosques and establishments, Maulana said Islam does not believe taking extreme lines.

Source: Taliban, LeT maligning Islam: Scholars, DNA, New Delhi, Published: Thursday, Mar 1, 2012
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_taliban-let-maligning-islam-scholars_1656913

Note: Some parts of this post are adapted from Aamir Mughal’s excellent blog: http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2012/03/jinnah-organized-shia-killings-in.html

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  • A much needed post on a much ignored topic.

    Who will tell Pakistan’s Shias, Barelvis and Ahmadis that it is extremist Deobandis, not Ahl-e-Hadith (Wahhabis) who are killing them?

    Pakistan’s Shias love to blame the wrong party: USA, Israel, Wahhabi whereas they forget to name their real killers: extremist Deobandis (SSP, ASWJ, Taliban) who are supported and protected by Pakistan army and Punjabi judiciary.

  • Many misguided individuals, who were once part of violent activities are now distancing themselves from such outfits.

  • Ahl-e-Hadith Muslims reject Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)? This is normal game plan and probably Ahl-e-Hadith start to understand the net is closing in for Hafiz Sayeed. Such denouncements are normal politics.

  • Asslamoalaikum
    yeh log bhe ghallat hain or gin k khilaf yeh ehtijaj kar rahe hain wo bhe ghallat hain, kuky nah to yeh Allah k lia kar rahe hain or nahto wo Allah ka lye kar rahe hain balky pakistan k lia kar rahe hain.

    in taza Khuddaon ma bara sab se watan ha
    jo parahan iska ha wo mazhab ka kaffan ha

  • ye log hi sahi hai joo young lerkoo ko inke chungal se bacha rahe hai great shk sahab app ne bara acha kaam kiya hai in logo ne baqi lerkoo ko tu jahad per beaja per khud kabi na agy aur na inko ALLAH ki rha me jahaad kerna hai bus maal ekhta kerna hai in ka ye jahaad hai aaj tak koi in ka khas admi nahi giya ye surif ahle hadith jamat ko kamzoor kerne ke liye ay hai phele ye khetay thay TV theek nahi ub ye khud aatay hai TV pe phier ye khetay thay tasveer banana gulat hai ub ye bi sub kuch kerahay hai pata nahi ub ye sub khuc jayz hoo giya hai hum ne in ke khene per TV toor diya ub ye khud aatay hai

  • From,
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    Karnataka state, INDIA.
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    The Pakistan violating the ceasefire in the border of kishtwar, LoC and infiltrating the terrorists in to the India is very shameful. There is a vast proof in regarding to the act done by the Pakistan army with support of terrorists and pak government. Even the top terrorists LeT leader Abdul karim Tunda is spilling a beans of all leading informations to the investigating agency in India. Even former Pakistan ISI chief Abdul Gul, Underworld Don Dawood Ibrahim with ISI cover is also working under the terrorists. Some of the Madrassas in Pakistan is owned by the terrorists leaders is used for recruiting, training poor & Illeterate childrens for terrorists and in dealing with arms and ammunitions. This shows that the Madrassas is not used for preaching Islamic purposes in Pakistan but only for terrorists organizations training. The killing of the Indian soldiers in an ambush in Indian territory, attack at yemen, attack at jalabad embassy and threatening entire nations by the terror outfit like Al-qaeda, JuD, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Taliban, Mujahidin, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, etc., has become dangerous to the nations for attacks against innocent peoples of the country. We are calling for strong reactions against these terrorists from the nations. These has become serious incidents after killing and threatening the countries & attack against the innocent peoples. There are so many ceasefire violation from the Pakistan counterpart. Still it is on. We must message to Pakistan, afganisthan that these kinds of attacks will not be tolerated anymore. It is useless to debate the birth of Pakistan which is getting more radical and Talibanized. The attackers and terrorists are well trained in Pakistan with sufficient flow of fund, shelter and food from the Pakistan country itself. Pakistan terrorists are also using fake currency notes to smuggle to india and other parts also. Some of the terrorists is under the cover of ISI in Pakistan which has been proved by the agency. Everytime these incident happens, our country lodge protest. Now also pakistan have violated the ceasefire in LoC. But the pak has been in denial at every events. The Pakistan has become liar. Those countries who support the Pakistan will have to suffer in future by their own hand. Even the pak will spoil the neighbouring countries by making terrorism country. Pakistan is shed up in more light on the radicalization and methods of indoctrination and recruitment of more terrorists. Pakistan country is the godfather for spreading Islamic terrorism. It seems to be the Pakistan is a Unislamic country. The catch of most wanted terrorists of Indian Mujahidden Co-Founder Yassin Bhatkal from the information of LeT terrorists Tunda spilling the entire details before the police and most of the kids and illiterate persons getting training from the Pakistan land terrorist organization seems to be encouraged by the Pakistan country itself. The pak terrorists will sneak in your country also and make the environment of neighbor country very dirty. If pakistan is not creating terrorists/terrorism then from where terrorists are coming. Are they coming from heaven. Sufficient warn and advice had given from the neighbouring country but pak have not attempted to control the terrorists. Instead of they are encouraging them. Some of the terrorists leader like Mohd. Hafeez Saeed, has given VVIP security and sheltered in Pakistan. The Pakistan has supporting the terrorists groups. Those who give specific information nor behead the terrorists leaders like Mhd. Hafeez Saeed, Ayman –al-Zawahri, Nasser al-wuhaysi, Taliban leaders must be given bounty to the informer. These crookes will poise entire nation. Instead it is better to eliminate these terrorists. I also came to know that some of the terrorists like Mohd. Hafiz
    Saeed, osama bin Laden, Ayman-al-Zawahri were beggers and begging in the streets of North Waaristan. Later they became small time thieves. Now they are terrorists and treated as a VVIPs in Pakistan. These beggers are using as Jihadi. But in Pakistan they are not preaching islam. Instead of preaching Islam they are preaching terrorism. Actually Pakistan attack & crossing the LOC has now become a daily affair. Lodging a protest with Islamabad over the killings is the routine response,and it has been done. Countries must read the message of the killings carefully before it moves forward. Pakistan is already in deep crisis due to the coalition with the terrorists. The terrorists are ruling the Pakistan. The army is unwilling to conduct high intensity counter-in-surgency operations due to apprehensions that fighting fellow muslims would be demotivating in the long run. Many soldiers, including officers are known to have refused to fight fellow muslims. The cases of fratricide have reported. And now the questions being raised about the army’s lack of professionalism in operations and its withering internal cohesion. The environment and conditions for peace are only going to get worse soon, with Afghan situation also becoming a factor in countries relations. It is time to teach fitting lesson to Pakistan, Afganistan. It is pakistan’s very old crooked practice to talk of peace and cooperation to be continuously carried on and then stab in India’s back frequently. The ISI, Army with terrorists of Pakistan is waging a war against the nations. Entire nation should be united in unison manner and to retaliate strongly and warn the Pakistan, Afganistan government. If we go by the past ISI’s track record it is certainly planned for the next five to ten years. The Taliban warning to pakistan government in regarding not to kill militants is nothing but a warning to a global terror. Entire militants should be killed without any mercy and their dead bodies should be thrown to the seashore without handing to their families. Just like the what the Terrorists Osama Bin Laden Fate occurred. Militants should not be given any mercy. What is jihad? Whether it terms to kill innocent people according to the terrorists? The Militants are fools. The Militants will not learn anything unless they are killed, as all the militants/ terrorists head are filled with cow dung. The countries like US, China must seriously engage with India and other global powers so that they could rein in Pakistan diplomatically. The US forces/Nato-led combat troops should not be withdrawn until all the terrorists groups have been dismantled nor eliminated. The terrorists/ militants should be eradicated from the earth. Till that drone attack or launch attack must be proceeded wherever the terrorists has been sheltered in Pakistan, Afghanistan land. Pakistan is ruling with the support of terrorists. The terror groups are funded with the currency which is from Hawaala. The Reserve Bank should keep a vigil on money/monetary flow from one account to another. We have to improve our own surveillance. The travellers/tourists of foreign countries is adviced not to travel to pakistan due to a denn of terrorists sheltering in pakistan. India is a peaceful and noble country.
    We all the countries should gather and must re-group, unite to fight against terrorists/terrorism and should give them a telling blow.
    THOSE WHO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TERRORISTS LIKE RIYAZ BHATKAL, IQBAL BHATKAL, AYMAN-AL-ZAWAHRI, MOHD HAFEEZ SAEED WILL BE GIVEN SUITABLE REWARD.

  • This article is totally based on false propaganda and baseless allegations about one of the prominent Islamic charity organization Jamat-ud-Dawa. It shows that author and all of its supporting team don’t know that Jamat-ud-Dawa has no manifesto of sectarianism, That’s why all sectarian and extremist groups of Ahl-e-Hadith, Deobandi, Barelvi and Shia sects are against the Jamaat. Jamat-ud-Dawa is struggling for superiority of Islam in the country which were obtained for Islam. I am giving a link for viewers to show them how Jamat is struggling for Islam with others :
    http://new-pakistan.com/assets/2010/8/3/jamat-ud-dawa-stepping-on-flags.jpg