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Those Who Do Not Attend Friday Prayers ‘Should Simply Be Killed. Slit Their Throats!: Deoband


A matter of faith

By Salman Tarik Kureshi

Sept 05, 2009


It is the frightful institutions General Zia-ul Haq promoted and the retrograde educational systems he erected that have polluted the intellectual atmosphere of the land and given birth to today’s bigoted, obscurantist political culture


It is the month we in this part of the world have known for centuries as ‘Ramzan Sharif’, but which we now find corrected to ‘Ramadan-ul Kareem’. The prayer-time congregations at the big mosque near my home, which comprise numerous members of Karachi’s uber-bourgeoisie alongside more ordinary mortals, are significantly larger than usual.


The frequent discourse of the Pesh Imam who leads the prayers here concerns the Houris in Paradise, in praise of whom he becomes quite ecstatic, extolling their various charms in terms that are vividly physical. His other pet topic relates to the valiant warriors in Swat and Waziristan who are battling against the forces of Evil (he is not, let it be noted, referring to the armed forces of our Islamic Republic). He also sometimes speaks of a certain “tall Ghazi” in the mountains, on whom he invokes the Almighty’s blessings.

Some among the regular congregation at this particular place of worship do find these perorations excessive. But the mosque in question was set up by a certain friendly Islamic country (one known to give royal welcomes to former dictators) and is managed by their Consular Office. Its affairs are therefore beyond intervention by mere members of a congregation. Or is it merely the superstitious guilt of our tax-evading, bribe-negotiating elite that ensures the passive silence of the congregation?


This holiest of months also brings to my mind a certain exceedingly pious gentleman of my acquaintance. More than pious, he is regarded by his friends as something of an authority on matters to do with the Faith. Knowledgeable and especially well read, he greatly admires Hazrat Maulana Rashid Gangohi, the outstanding scholar who was one of the founders of the Deoband madrasa. The gentleman to whom I refer is a kindly soul, who can be depended upon for help by others. However, when in the course of conversation I chanced to remark that the most basic virtue lay in kindness towards others, he contradicted me. Kindness, he contended, was reserved for “pious, practicing Muslims”. As for others, they should be given a chance to mend their ways, after which “they would be Wajibul Qatal”.


Another person I chanced to meet — a finance man, no less — feels that people who do not attend Friday prayers “should simply be killed. Slit their throats!”


Now, this kind of sanguinary verbal ferocity is very different from the traditions of quiet piety and gentle acceptance in which most Muslims were brought up. I claim no expertise to suggest whether this or the other is the ‘correct’ version of Islamic thinking. However, there are certainly many scholars who hold that this aggressive literalism, popularly but incorrectly referred to as ‘fundamentalism’, is a doctrinal innovation of relatively recent origin. It is very much a product of the linear, pseudo-logical thinking that has characterised our violent and intolerant age — an age that began with the full flowering of modern imperialism in the nineteenth century and whose baleful cultural and psychic responses have long outlived their origins.


With this kind of intellectual legacy as a backdrop, what kind of political discourse is possible in Pakistan?

Well, as I pointed out in an earlier offering in these pages, the first political statement of the new Pakistani nation, as expressed by its founder addressing the first session of the new parliament, revolved around policy statements on law and order, black-marketing, corruption and nepotism without reference to any kind of ‘religious’ perspective. The latter was dismissed by the Quaid, stating that “All these angularities of the...Hindu community and the Muslim community...will vanish... not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the State.”


In the three decades between the Quaid’s death and the overthrow and murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the political debate, one of sometimes cyclonic intensity, revolved around perfectly worldly preoccupations, such as land reform, economic growth, adult franchise, constitutional rule, human rights and the rights of the federating units. Whether Nazimuddin or Ayub or Bhutto was in power, whether he was opposed by Suhrawardy or Mujib or Wali Khan or Bhashani, no specifically ‘Islamic’ nostrum was proposed by way of a solution to national problems. The key political actors all proposed alternate paths to modernisation and propounded contemporary ideologies.


It seems that this kind of ‘Islamic’ thinking was simply not a part of the Pakistani frame of reference, except among a tiny minority. More important, no one accused the other of being a ‘bad’ Muslim, or even thought to suggest that any person was Wajibul Qatal. The Islamic preoccupation (that so seems to obsess us today) was simply not one of the terms of the debate.

But something changed on the July 5, 1977, when we first heard the usurper of the day snarling on the media about his preference for what he called ‘an Islamic system’. It is the frightful institutions he thereafter promoted and the retrograde educational systems he erected that have polluted the intellectual atmosphere of the land and given birth to today’s bigoted, obscurantist political culture and its poisonous fallouts of violent insurgency, terrorism and cold-blooded mass murder.


Now, I am not suggesting that the Pesh Imam I described or any of the well-heeled members of his congregation are even remotely responsible for the horrific waves of violence and destruction continually convulsing the land. But is there not a kind of philosophical connection, a tacit acceptance that such acts of violence, and the war being waged against the state of Pakistan by these elements, are regrettable but somehow ‘understandable’?


While no comparison is being made or even suggested, is it far-fetched to see a kind of rhetorical-philosophical continuum connecting the fulminations of Maulvi Sufi Mohammed to the khatibs of Lal Masjid and still further on to the Pesh Imam I have written about here? Still more disturbing is the silence with which this Pesh Imam’s sermons are greeted by the genteel members of his congregation. Is their/our silence indifference or consent? Certainly, it is a key part of the enabling environment of terror.

To return to 1977, General Zia-ul Haq’s seizure of power was a pivotal point in our history. That seizure was ‘legitimised’ by the courts of this tragic land. The judges who were unwilling to oblige him (and even some like CJ Anwarul Haq of the Doctrine of Necessity fame, who perverted their oaths in his behalf) were removed through a Provisional Constitution Order. Sound familiar? His appalling constitutional innovations and the barbaric laws he promoted were enacted into statutes by the hand-picked, rubber stamp parliament he conjured into being...and then himself dismissed. He promoted and funded the massive multiplication of terrorist-factory madrasas. Even the ‘normal’ educational institutions suffered distortion of their syllabi, toxic textbooks and a total rewriting of the very history of this land of ours.


Finally, there are two points I would invite my reader to note. The first is that this usurper did all that he did against a popular, constitutionally empowered prime minister and parliament and under the shadow of the recently enacted Article 6. Please observe that all proved powerless to stop him.

The second point is that this most retrograde of dictators ruled virtually unshaken for over eleven years...challenged only, but without any diminution of his tenure or his power, by the Bhutto family and the women of this country. It seemed as if he could have been ruling for the rest of our lives. His death was an unexpected, unearned release for the people.

The writer is a marketing consultant based in Karachi. He is also a poet

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  • This is the kind of ideology that drives Muslims to kill their own brethren as well as Hindus, Christians, Ahmadis etc. These mullahs have made life hell for the human beings. They only talk of killing or being killed (suicide bombing). They have lost sanity. 

    By Salman Masih, Karachi -

  • In refrence  to the quranic  verse--

    ("  Among the followers of Allah and knowledgeable persons (ulema) are those who are awestruck by the greatness of Allah.”  (35/27-28 )

    the  writer has said that " The knowledgeable persons are awestruck because their insight has convinced them of His power and Wisdom in controlling the universe perfectly.  The Quran has referred to those people as ulema, and in modern terminology they are called scientists.

    If this  definition  of ulema  is  taken for  granted   then few   questions come  to  mind

    1-- Either  all scientist really awestruck by allah i.e  how  many are  Muslims

    2  How  many   early   muslims    knew   science  and were true  ulema 

    3 What about those common muslims  who were illiterate  or did   not know  science ?  

    By anwar jalal -

  • I am glad to have gone through this article ‘A matter of faith’ by Mr Salman Tarik Kureshi. Obviously he will not see my reply because the original source of the article is somewhere else [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\09\05\story_5-9-2009_pg3_5].  But I have something to say for the visitors of this site. I have taken very little interest in the affairs of Pakistan for the obvious reason of my being an Indian Muslim and the relations between India and Pakistan never really being on even terms. But I used to wonder what is wrong with the Muslims of Pakistan. After reading this write-up we now have some firsthand facts.


    With reference to the Pesh-Imam I have to say that I have a close relative (who as a young man was a fan and emulator of Michal Jackson, then after doing his Masters in one stream of Medical Science, he did super-specialisation in Europe and has thereafter earned a lot of slave-money in Saudi Arabia and done some intelligent investments in real estates in India. In his effort to preach me Islam he describes me the beauty of a houri exactly in similar fashion. I have caricatured this houri business in my poem ‘the fundamentalist’, already available on this website.


    About the other gentleman of noble soul I can say that he is an angry old man. But alluding his anger to Deoband is not an honest analysis.  The problems that Muslims face the world over arise from their failure to handle any complex social situation and in the end getting unduly sentimental. The reference to Hazrat Maulana Rashid Gangohi is also not understood and seems to be unfair to him, resulting in some commentator abusing Deoband etc. Now if somebody praises me and pickpockets you, will you punish me?


     My point is: why do you look up to these maulanas for all your answers? To say that they are masters of Fiqh and all that, does not mean, that they are master of logic. Can they explain the atomic structure?


    Fact of the matter is that you can’t change things overnight. Lots of people have to do lots of work to create congenial grounds for change, including the change in attitude relating to tolerance and acceptance etc. The work is delicate and I would suggest caution to the change-seekers. For example, if you approach Muslim community as an educated Muslim, concerned with the lot of Muslims, you cannot go nude-dancing to them and to top it, slightly inebriated.  Muslims accept drivers and khalasis drinking into Nullahs, but they expect their interlocutors to be decent Muslim folks. For Muslim countries like Pakistan and Turkey, the greatest bane was their western educated Muslim ruling class that didn’t care much about the sensibilities of the Muslim mind and instead of taking the masses towards a liberating educational environ, started belly-dancing to showcase their own advanced outlook.  This precisely has been the failure of the educated Muslims. Naturally the vacuum of leadership has been usurped by dictators and orphanage-bred Sunni Mullahs (among Shiites I am told that there has been a tradition of men from high class families joining as ayatollahs). Muslim gentlemen and ladies, please listen! Don’t aspire for a leadership position amongst the Muslims, if you do not carry in you a semblance of Islamic virtues. You will be as unpopular as the dictators and the Mullahs, if not more, because you will be breaking a greater promise. 


    Long, long back I had read this gentleman Khushwant Singh, writing about his visit to Karachi and having drinks with an upper-class house-lady of a Muslim household with her husband apparently overseeing, being a teetotaller (The seed of destruction of Pakistan was sown in those days of this kind of upper-class culture).  Somebody can check it up with Khushwant Singh, if he wrote it or not. Even now some Asma Jahangir sort of persons keep coming apparently to salvage the dwindling State of Pakistan.


    My point is,  drink by all means, belly-dance by all means, prostitute by all means, but please do not seek legitimacy of all these  activities within the Muslim community,  because then you come in direct conflict with Islam as an ideology, and there is bound to be a retaliation.  Muslims fail to observe Islam fully (and who else will not. Try fasting like Ramadan, try doing Namaz five times a day, try dishing out Zakat of your hard-earned money, and see why Muslims fail), but Muslims also love the ideology of Islam because they see in this ideology vistas of liberation. 


    Even now it is not too late for the western educated Muslims to understand that if they want democracy to succeed under their leadership they have to have senses for doing so.  A ‘dum kati lomri’ cannot lead the pack. It can stick to the tail.


    Manzurul Haque

    By Manzurul Haque -

  • Damn the Deobandis!!!
    By Deoband Basher -

  • Kindness, he contended, was reserved for “pious, practicing Muslims”. As for others, they should be given a chance to mend their ways, after which “they would be Wajibul Qatal”. Another person I chanced to meet — a finance man, no less — feels that people who do not attend Friday prayers “should simply be killed. Slit their throats!”Hazrat Maulana Rashid Gangohi


    Dear Sultan Sahab,

    Throats and Tongues as well of these Mullahs-e-Deoband, Bareli, Jamat-e-Islami and Luchnow/Amroha should have been slitted long ago.

    In the light of Deobandi's sayings....


    From the message of Dr Shabbir Ahmed dated October 5, 2007 4:49 AM and Friday, October 5, 2007 9:28 AM http://www.ourbeacon.com/

    What is the Mullah? (By Fazil Deeniyat, Ghulam Jeelani Barq):

    Mullah is a specific mentality with some telltale signs:

    He is extremely closed-minded, has little tolerance for a follower of another religion. He hardly tolerates beardless Muslims, and belittles those who study the western sciences, or those who wear the western clothes. He is a staunch enemy of the Mullah in the neighborhood Masjid and takes pleasure in denouncing people as Kaafirs.

    He self-invites. To please his followers, brings easy recipes for achieving Paradise. He knows little about history and current events. The Mullah is extremely arrogant despite being thoroughly ignorant. He is totally disabled from engaging in rational discussion and takes delight in vain argumentation.

    He is a worshiper of the dead Ulama and "Imams" and reviles anyone critical of the dead Mullahs. The Mullah has very twisted, derogatory beliefs about women. His knowledge is good for neither this world, nor for the Next. And so on. That is why and how I hate the Mullah.

    DARS-E-NIZAMI (Devised by ‘Imam’ Ghazali) :

    Nizamul Mulk Toosi (1018-1092 CE) was the Prime Minister of the Suljuk King Malik Shah, and after him of King Alp Arsalan. Toosi was a Zoroastrian in Muslim disguise (Nihaayat-e-Tareekh-Abbasi, Sheikh al-Hafiz Yousuf Naishapuri). Toosi opened up the Great Nizamia University in 1067 CE in Baghdad. It was the foremost university of the Islamic world with satellites in Khurasan, Neshapur, Damascus, Bukhara etc. Smaller branches existed in Herat, Balkh, Merv, Tashkent and Isphahan in today's Afghanistan, Iran and the former Soviet states. The center in Baghdad had as its principal no less than the top criminal of Islam, 'Imam' Abu Hamid Ghazali who primarily laid down the mindless Nizami syllabus in collaboration with Toosi. Ghazali grossly insulted the exalted Messenger and his noble companions. For example, he wrote that Hazrat Umar used to break his fast not by eating or drinking but by having sex with three concubines. Soon you will see many shining
    stars like this.

    Since 1067 CE when the Nizamia University was founded, nearly a millennium has gone by. Until this day, the syllabus, Dars-e-Nizami, prescribed by these two Criminals of Islam (Toosi and Ghazali) is very much in force throughout the world in the so-called Islamic Madrasahs. It includes nothing but stupidities, and therefore, carries no room for understanding the Last Word of God, Al-Quran.

    Chanting to repel the invaders:

    To get a glimpse of the conspiracy of Nizamul Mulk Toosi, just one example should suffice. As the Prime Minister of the Suljuk Empire, he advised the two successive kings not to build any defenses for the Empire. He claimed that his students in the Madrasahs would work on rosary beads and do Wazifas (chanting of verses) and repel the enemy. Even today, the nonsensical sixteen ‘Uloom (sciences) prescribed by Nizamia consume eight years of the life of the Muslim youth rendering them useless for this world and the next. Ironically, ask any Mullah who has gone through these Madrasahs for eight years as to who the founder of Darse Nizami was, and there is a very good chance he won't have an answer!


    Dear Sultan Sahab,

    What I have learned through different sources that these Deobandis and Barelvis are basically the same with minor differences:

    Now read was to how Deobandi/Sufis and Barelvis are indulged in Blasphemy

    Some Famous Readings of exposition from GREAT MUJADDITH's OF Deoband [Extremely Thankful to Dr Shabbir Ahmed http://www.ourbeacon.com/ who compiled all this 'FILTH' mentioned below in English from Original Urdu, Persian and Arabic Books.

    1. Do not try to understand the Qur'ân ever. Else, you will go astray. Fifteen “Uloom” (sciences) are required to understand the Book. (“Maulana” Zakaria Kandhalwi, Fazael Amaal, p.2)

    2. Do not read the Qur'ân with understanding, you will go astray. (Fazaael Aamal, “Maulana” Ashraf Ali Thanwi, p. 216)

    It is mentioned in Aamaal-e-Qur'aani, p. 134 by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi [published by Jasim Book Depot, Urdu Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Delhi] that if a woman has excessive menstrual bleeding, the verse (Surah Al-'Imran: 3:144) should be written on three different pieces of paper, one tied on her right and the other on her left and the third piece of paper with the Qur'ânic verse to be hung below the naval. This verse of the Qur'aan, "Muhammad (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah, and Allah will give reward to those who are grateful." [Surah Al-'Imran: 3:144]

    3. Delaying prayer once will cause a person to burn in the hellfire for 20.88 million years, just because he or she failed to pray on exact time. (“Maulana” Zakaria Kandhalwi, Fazaael Namaz, p.317)

    4. Recite the whole Qur'ân in one raka’ah like saints did! [That will amount to more than 50 times of the whole Qur'ân in a single day!] (Fazaael Namaz p.64.)

    Saints recite 2,000 raka’ahs every day. They keep standing the full one month of Ramadhan reciting the Qur'ân twice a day! (Tableegh-I-Nisab Fazaael Aamal)

    5. “Maulana” Ashraf Ali Thanwi separated the way of Salat between men and women in his book “Bahishti Zever.” (Masjid Tauheed, Karachi. Muhammad Sultan)

    6. When Shah Waliullah was in his mother’s womb, she said a prayer. Two tiny hands (too) appeared for prayer. She was frightened. Her husband said, "You have Qutubul-Aqtab (Wali of Walis) in your womb (Hikayat-e-Awlia, p. 17 Ashraf Ali Thanwi) What a break-through!

    7. Junaid Baghdadi was sitting when a dog crossed by. He merely glanced at the dog. The dog reached such glory that all dogs of the town followed him. Then he sat down and all dogs sat around him in meditation. (Ashraf Ali Thanwi. Imdad-ul- Mushtaq)

    8. The holy messenger came to Shah Waliullah (in the 18 century!) and said, “Why do you worry? Your children are the same as mine.” (Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Hikayat-ul-Awlia)

    9. The prophet laid the foundation of Darul-Uloom, Deoband, India (in the 19th century) He comes to check accounts of the school. He has learnt the Urdu language. (Mubasshirat-e-Darul Uloom, and Deoband Number of the Darul-Uloom)

    10. Mulla Mohammad Qasim Nanotwi saw in his dream that he was sitting in the lap of Allaah. (Biography of Mulla Qasim by Mulla Mohammad Yaqoob Nanotwi)

    11. The advent of another Prophet is quite possible. (Mulla Abdul Hai Farangi Mahli and Mulla Qasim Nanotwi, Tahzeer-in-Nas, p.34, Athar Ibn Abbas, p.16)

    Why blame Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani only?

    12. Disrespect to a monk is more perilous than disrespect to Allaah. (Mulla Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Al-Ashraf, p.23, Nov. 1991)

    13. “ Islam or Maslak Parasti” says: According to the Qur'ân anything dedicated to other than Allaah in forbidden. It is our maulvi mind who declare virtuous such things as Koondas of Ja’afar Sadiq, halwa of Shabe barat in the name of Owais Qarni, haleem and sherbet of Imam Hussain and Niaz of the 11th in the name of Jeelani!

    14. Risala Tazkara of Darul-uloom Deoband of 1965 claims: Anyone suffering from malaria who took dust from the grave of “Maulana” Yaqoob Nanotwi and tied this dust to his body, found instant relief.

    15. Allaah cuts jokes with the Ulama of Deoband. One of them went to a well for “Wudu” (Ablution) He lowered the bucket in the well. It came back full of silver. The Holy man said to Allaah: Don’t kid around! I am getting late for prayers. He lowered the bucket in again and this time it came back full of gold. (Risala Tazkara of Darul-uloom Deoband of April 1965)

    16. In the night of Meraj (Ascension) Imam Ghazali rebuked Prophet Moses. Mohammed said, " Respect O' Ghazali!" (Malfoozat Haaji Imdaadullaah Muhaajir Makki, Imdad-ul- Mushtaq) by Ashraf Ali Thanwi.

    [Please note that Ghazali was born centuries after passing away of the holy prophet]

    17. Take the right arm of a goat after Friday prayers. Be completely naked. Write Sura Yasin and the name of the person you want, then put the meat in the cooking pot. That person will fall in love with you. (Monthly "Khalid" Deoband Darul Uloom)

    18. If you want to kill your enemy write A to T on a piece of bread. Recite Surah "RA'AD.” Break the bread into five pieces and feed them to five dogs. Say to dogs, 'Eat the flesh of my enemy'. By the will of Allaah your enemy will have huge boils on his body. (Darul uloom Deoband "Khalid")

    19. Say "Fazabooha" before you cut a melon, or any thing else (for that matter), you will find it sweet. (Aamale-Qurani, Ashraf Ali Thanwi)

    20. Recite the verse "When the heaven will split.” Write it (on a piece of paper) and tie to the left thigh of any woman in labor, child birth will become easy. Cut the hair of that woman and burn them between her thighs, childbirth will be easier still. (Aamal-e-Qurani, Ashraf Ali Thanwi)

    21. During labor pains let the woman hold Mawatta Imam Malik for instant delivery. (Aamal-e-Qurani, Ashraf Ali Thanwi)

    22. See what “Hakeemul Ummat” Thanwi says! Keep reciting "Al Mughni" during sex and the woman will love you. (same book, Ashraf Ali Thanwi)

    23.The prophet laid foundation of Darul-Uloom, Deoband, India (in the 19th century). He comes to check accounts of the school. He has learnt Urdu language. (Mubasshirat-e-Darul Uloom, and Deoband Number of the Darul-Uloom)

    24. When, "Maulana" Zakaria, the father of "Maulana" Yousuf Bannuri would fall sick, the prophet would come. He told the house servant, "Badshah Khan! I (the holy prophet), am also serving Zakaria. (Bayyanat 1975 Ashraf Ali Thanwi p. 7)

    25. The prophet said to sister-in-law of Haaji Imdaadullaah Muhajir Makki, "Get up! I will cook meals for guests of Imdaadullaah." (Bayyanat p. 8, Ashraf Ali Thanwi)

    26. “Maulana” Yousuf Ludhianwi taught a simple method to make interest (usury) Halal. Borrow from a non-Muslim. (Masaail-e-Jadeedah)

    27. The wife of Mullah Jalaaluddin Rumi thought that his sexual desire had vanished. The Mullah came to know of her suspicion in a special trance of revelation (KASHF). That night he went to the wife and drilled her 70 times. (Please excuse the language) So much so that she asked forgiveness. (Manaqib-il-Arifain, p.70, by Shamsuddin Akhlaqi)

    Now please witness how far these Mujaddith's of Deoband can go! See what garbage Mulla Ashraf Ali Thanwi is trying to unload. The same Thanwi whom other Mullahs call “Hakeem-ul-Ummat”!

    28. He writes on p.110 in “Imdaadul Mushtaq”: There was a true monotheist. People told him if delicious food is part of the person of Allaah and feces too is a part of Him, eat both. Well, the Sheikh first became a pig and ate feces. Then he became a human being and ate food! Isn’t that height of "wisdom" of our wise of the nation!”

    29. Here is another pearl of wisdom from him: There was a Pir Sadiq from Ashraf Ali Thanwi’s town. He taught his disciples “There is no God but Allah and Sadiq is His messenger.” {Astaghfirullaah} The wise of the nation Thanwi declared that teaching OK. (Imane Khalis, p.109, Hazrat Masood Uthmani)

    30. The holy messenger comes to Mulla Qasim Nanotwi and other big shots of Deoband, U.P to learn Urdu. He also checks accounts of the Madrasah. (Numerous references such as Haqaiq-o-Maarif, Deoband May 1975).

    31. "Maulana” Yousuf Bannuri writes: The Prophet told my father, Zakaria! When you fall sick I also fall sick. Hazrat Ali had come to conduct the marriage of my father and mother. (In the 19th century!) (Iman-e-Khalis, pp. 7 and 8, Hazrat Masooduddin Usmani, Fazil Uloom Deenia)

    Furthermore it is not a co-incidence that these beliefs are in the Fazaail Aamal, rather each one of the misguided views is a well-established belief of the Deobandis - the school of thought that the Tableeghi Jamaat originates from. This has been shown with ample proofs. please refer to the online book, "The JAMAAT TABLEEGH and the Deobandis -

    A Critical analysis of their Beliefs, Books and Dawah"

    This book is not a fazail-e-Aamaal Combat Kit, But is an Enlightening insight in to the Scholars and Founding Fathers of Deoband and their Sufistic Beliefs, As Deoband have been looked upon as the good Guys and the Barelwis as the Bad Guys, However after reading the writings of the revered scholars and Founder of Deoband one Realizes that the difference between the Barelwis and the Deobandis is Miniscule and they both Share the Same Sufistic Beliefs of PIRS, FAKIRS, MIRACULOUS POWERS OF SAINTS, APPROVAL OF GRAVE WORSHIP, ZIKR, MEDITATIONS, MOKSHA, TAWASSUL, LOOKING DOWN UPON JANNAH, DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS WITH ALLAAH and many other same beliefs. One is forced to conclude that this dangerous misinterpretation and twisting of Islaamic beliefs and practices has been deliberate, oft repeated and has been purposely concealed from the common man, This can in no way be attributed to ignorance on the part of the Deoband Leaders.

    Sufis (Mystics)

    Let us examine some quotations from the books of the Sufia:

    I am superior to the prophets (Mohiuddin Ibn-Arabi, Hadeeqa Sultania p.190).

    I have denounced Islam. I believe this is incumbent upon people. If Allah is God in the heavens, I am God on earth (statement of Hussain bin Mansoor Hallaj, Khateeb Baghdadi vol.8, Ibne Athir 11:140). Men of knowledge see Shias as swines (Mohiuddin Ibn-Arabi, Futuhat Makkia 2:8).

    Sheikh Imam Abul Hassan Noori was in the company of his disciples. The call to prayers came. The Sheikh said, “It is death.” Then a dog barked. The Sheikh replied, "Labbaik", meaning "Oh yes, my master" (Ibn-e-Jozi Talbees-e-Iblis p.383).

    My body has merged with the body of Rasulullah. Therefore, we are one (Shah Waliullah, Anfasul Arifain).

    I recite Sura Fatiha and walk across the river (Mulfoozat Moinuddin Chishti Ajmairi).

    In the assemblies of "URS" (communion of Sufi souls with God), spirits of the dead Sufis come to dance around (Mulla Abul Kalam Azad, Iman-e-Khalis p.63).

    Hazrat Dawood Jawarbi had seen Allah. When asked about Allah, he said, “Ask me not about His genitals and His beard. Ask about anything else (Al-Millil wal-Nahil, Imam Shehristani 1:96). Imam Shehristani should have reported the Hazrat Jawarbi to the government.

    Even better, the authorities should have painted Imam Shehristani a clown for conveying such rubbish. Allah is sitting in the heavens. I am the God on earth (Mansoor Hallaj, Ibne-Athir 2:140).

    The priest in the church is our Allah (Ibn-Arabi, Qasasul Ulema p.53).

    There is no one else worthy of worship. Come and worship me (Mulla Jalaluddin Rumi, Mathnawi 4:52).

    Time for a laugh: This morning Allah wrestled with me. He floored me because I am 2 years younger than He is (Abul Hassan Kharqani, Fawaid Faridiya p.78).

    Alas! The Muslim fails to understand that Allah can be found only in idol worship (Sufi Mahmood Shabistri, Sharah Gulshan-e-Raz p.294).

    Hanafis are people who are pacing toward hellfire. The death anniversary of Imam Hussain must be celebrated like the Festival of Eid (Abdul Qadir Jeelani, Ghania al-Talibain p.190).

    My foot is on the neck of every saint, so I placed my foot on Hazrat Ali's neck (Abdul Qadir Jeelani, Asrar ul Qadam p.191).

    I hate the God who does not appear as a dog or cat (Ibn-Arabi, Khazeena Imaniya p.168).

    Whenever Khwaja Maudood Chishti wanted to see the Ka’aba, angels airlifted it to the land of Chisht (Malfoozat Khwaja Qutubuddin Bukhtiar Kaki, Fariduddin Ganj Shakar). This Khwaja Maudood Chishti is reported to be the ancestor of the famous Mulla Maudoodi.

    One thousand years have gone and so has the time of Muhammad. Now it is my time, the time of Ahmad. The second millennium is mine (Ahmad Sarhindi, so-called “Mujaddid Alf-Sani” [Revivalist of the second millennium], Mubda-o-Muad).

    Books of the Tableeghi Nisab “Fazael Aamal” were presented to the Holy Prophet (in the twentieth century!) and he accepted them (Behjatul Quloob p.12).

    Khwaja Qutbuddin Maudood Chishti’s dead body flew in the air on its way to the graveyard. Khwaja Fareeduddin Ganj Shakar upon narrating this fell unconscious (Rahatil-Quloob, Ganj Shakar). He should have expired.

    Adam cried for 300 years. (So much so that) birds made nests on his face. His tears brought forth so much grass that it covered his (60 meters long) body (Rahatul Muhibbeen, Ameer Khusro, Khwaja Nizamuddin Awlia).

    A bird came and told us, "Tomorrow is Eid. Unlike humans we are free from lies.” Sheikh Faqirullah knew a crow that often learned monotheism from him (reference same).

    If Awlia (saints) wish, they can accept invitations from 10,000 towns (and be there) at the same time (Ahmed Raza Barelwi, Malfoozat part I p.127).

    When Shah Waliullah was in his mother’s womb, she said a prayer. Two tiny hands appeared for prayer. She was frightened. Her husband said, "You have Qutubul Aqtab (Saint of Saints) in your womb (Mulla Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Hikayat-e-Awlia p.17). What a breakthrough!

    The Prophet laid the foundation of Darul Uloom, Deoband, India (in the 19th century!). He comes to check the accounts of the school. He has learnt Urdu from the Ulema of Deoband (Mubasshirat-e-Darul Uloom, and Deoband Number of the Darul Uloom). Was this tale made up to lend credence to the Deoband Mulla factory? You decide.

    Allah revealed Himself to me as an extremely beautiful woman, decorated with fine ornaments and garments. She suddenly embraced me and merged into my body (Shah Waliullah, Anfasul Arifain pp.94-95).

    One night I started flying from heaven to heaven until I reached the Prophet. He accepted my allegiance (reference same, pp.38-39).

    The sun cannot rise before greeting me. The new year, the new month, the new day, dawn not without greeting me and informing me of every single event (Malfoozat Ahmed Raza Barelwi about Ghaus Azam Jeelani).

    A wolf was brought before prophet Jacob. He said to the wolf, “Tell me about my son, Joseph.” The wolf said, "I am an animal, but I do no backbiting” (reference same).

    Prophet Job prayed, “O’ God! Give me 12,000 tongues so that I may recite your name.” God accepted his prayer and infested his body with 12,000 insects (reference same).

    The mosquito that killed Nimrod was lame (Malfoozat Chishti). A rather lame statement.

    Hazrat Uthman brought home a fish. All the firewood burnt off, but the fish remained fresh (uncooked). When the Prophet asked it the reason, the fish said, “I had sent my salutations to you once” (reference same).

    Shah Waliullah believed in the Unity of Existence. He believed that insects, animals, idols and human beings were all God (Syed Farooq Al-Qadri, Anfasul Arifain).

    Allah has only 99 virtuous names. I have more than 99, in fact 4000 (Shah Waliullah for his uncle, Anfasul Arifain p.210).

    Some people told Shah Abdur Raheem (Shah Waliullah’s father) that they were trying to find God. My father said, “I am He!” They stood up and shook hands (reference same, p.93). Why didn’t they prostrate?!

    God came to me in a cloak in the guise of an extremely beautiful woman. I became passionate and said, “Cast aside your cloak.” The response came, “The cloak is very thin. It reveals my beauty.” I insisted, upon which the cloak was lifted (quote of father and son: Shah Abdur Raheem & Shah Waliullah, Anfasul Arifain p.94).

    Ahmad Bin Hanbal got his undeserved fame when his ego caused him to suffer lashes for a vain argument from the Abbasi Caliph (Al-Tawassul Wal Waseela p.136).

    The great Pir (master saint) of the 19th century, Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi, has been quoted in his Malfoozat p.32 that "Prophets are alive in their graves like ever before . They eat, drink, pray and receive their wives in the grave and engage in sex with them."

    Now watch God’s retirement plan: Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani claimed: Allah has made me eternal and has joined me with Him. He has given in my hand this world and the Hereafter and all Creation (Jeelani, Malfoozat Fuyuz Yazdani, Fath-e-Rabb-ani, Majlis 51).

    Dear Reader, it is noteworthy here, that the governor of Baghdad, Ubaidullah Yunus, leveled the home of Jeelani, threw out his sons, exhumed his grave, burnt his remains, and plunged them in the river Tigris! (Nooruddin Shams, a disciple of the Pir Jeelani, Najoom-uz-Zahrani 6:142).

    Even then, millions of Muslims continue to call Jeelani Dastgeer (holder of hands). Prophet David and Prophet Mohammad both sinned because they saw the beauty of unclothed women. Then Uria’s wife and Zaid’s wife became haram (forbidden) for their husbands (Ali Hajweri, alias “Daata Ganj Baksh,” Kalamil Marghoob p.349).

    Junaid Baghdadi said that Prophet Solomon was the illegitimate son of David from Uria’s wife. Sheik Seerin wrote that Surah Ahzab of the Qur'an means to say that Muhammad the Exalted was hiding the carnal love of Zainab (the wife of Zaid), in his heart (Malfoozal Al-Aasl p.219).

    A wife of the Holy Prophet saw a male sparrow mounting the female sparrow. She challenged the Prophet. When the night set in, the Prophet mounted her in a most furious manner 90 times and said, “See! There is no deficiency here” (Shamsuddin Akhlaqi, Manaqib-il-Arifain pp.70-71). We wonder whether these are sacred writings or pornography!

    These dogs and swines are our God (Fusoosul Hukm, Mohiuddin Ibne Arabi).

    Ba-Yazeed Bistami, supposedly the head of all saints, is quoted in his Malfoozat (book of quotes):

    I am Glorious, the Ultimate, the Pure. My glory is beyond description.

    My kingdom is greater than the Kingdom of God.

    Allah is in my pocket.

    My flag flies higher than the flag of Mohammad.

    I dove into the sea of true knowledge while the prophets watched by the shore.

    Ali Hajweri, “Daata Ganj Bakhsh,” in his Kashfil Mahjoob, pp.255-256 supports Ba-Yazeed's claim that he was Allah in human form.

    Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri taught his disciples a different Kalema (creed) “There is no god but Allah and Chishti is His messenger” (Khwaja Fareed-ud-Din Ganj Shakar, Fawaed-us-Salikeen pp.126-127).

    Now what message is Sheikh Afeef-ud-Din Talmisani trying to convey when he says:

    The Qur'an is loaded with shirk (polytheism). True monotheism is that everything in the universe is God (Malfoozat Talmisani p.205).

    It was OK for the Pharaoh to say, “I am God”. He, of course, was a part of the Essence of God (reference same).

    Ibraheem Adham reached the Ka’aba in 14 years because he prayed two nawafil at every step. But the Ka’aba was not found! "It has gone to visit Rabia Basri," came a voice from the heavens (Malfoozat Khwaja Uthman Harooni, Aneesul Arwah p.17).

    Doesn’t it make us think why the Ka’aba could not go to meet the Holy Prophet in Hudaibiah?

    According to Sheikh Afifuddin Talmisani’s Malfoozat page 177, Rabia Basri was in romance first with Hasan Basri and then with Ibrahim Adham.

    In Cordova, I fell in love with Fatima. In Makkah I fell in love with the beautiful Ain-ush-Shams. The spiritual windows opened upon me hence. (Sheikh Mohiuddin Ibne Arabi, Fusoosul Hukm)

    Ba-Yazid Bistami could take the soul of any person whenever he wanted. My uncle Abu Raza Mohammad, upon hearing this became angry and said, “Ba-Yazid could not return the soul (and restore life). I can take a soul and return it, as I want.” Then my uncle took the soul of Rahmatullah and brought him back to life (Shah Waliullah, Anfasul Afrifain p.95).

    Junaid Baghdadi was sitting when a dog crossed by. He merely glanced at the dog. The dog reached such glory that all dogs of the town followed him. Then he sat down and all dogs sat around him in meditation (Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Imdadul Mushtaq).”

    The Holy Messenger came to Shah Waliullah (in the 18 century!) and said “Why do you worry, my son? Your children are the same as mine” (Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Hikayat-e-Awlia).

    It is obligatory upon a Mu’min (believer) that he quits eating and drinking. He must get weak to the point where he becomes unable to pray (Sahl bin Abdullah Tastari, Malfoozat Arabi p.289).

    Hazrat Sha’arani was the Sheikh of miracles. He resided in a meadow. He used to visit the town riding a wolf. He walked on water. His urine was drinkable like pure milk (Allama Tareshi’s excerpts, Misra Tasawwuf p.194). Did Tareshi try it?

    Jalaluddin Rumi never prayed. When the time for prayers came he used to vanish. At last it was detected that he went to pray in Ka’aba (2000 miles away from Qunia five times a day) (Khwaja Nizamuddin Awlia, Rahat-il-Quloob).

    My uncle saw me create and destroy the universe (Shah Waliullah, Afasul Arifain p.210).

    Once there was a Sheikh who used to grab a dog every day and put him on the prayer rug and said, “O dog, you are in the hands of God!” Those dogs then started walking on water and healed people by giving them ta’aweez (amulets) (Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Malfoozat).

    Here is a funny one: The dead body of a dervish was lying in a jungle laughing. I asked him, “You are dead, how can you laugh?” The dead body replied, “This is what happens in the love of Allah” (Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, Malfoozat).

    The Universe lies within the Mount Caucasus. This mountain is 40 times bigger than the earth. A cow is holding it on its head (Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, Dalilul Arifain).

    Isn’t it tragic that people of such miniscule minds are considered the saints of Islam! This mythology is obviously borrowed from Hinduism, which holds that the entire earth is perched on one horn of a cow and when it shifts the load to the other horn, earthquakes occur!

    The people of Multan refused to provide fire to Shah Shams Tabrez for roasting meat. He became enraged and brought the sun down (and roasted the meat). People became restless with heat. They came to the saint and asked his forgiveness and then he ordered the sun to go back. Since that day the town became known for its hot summers (Ali Quli Baghdadi, Karamat Shah Tabrez p.233).

    A great saint Hazrat Abdul Wahab went to visit the grave of Pir Syedi Ahmad Kabir. Abdul Wahab saw a beautiful bondwoman. Syedi Kabir called from his grave, “Hey, do you like her?” The owner of the bondwoman instantly dedicated her to the grave. The dead Pir spoke again, "O’ Abdul Wahab! Take her to the room in front and satisfy your desire" (Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi, allegedly “the greatest master of Islamic law and reviver of the 19th century,” Malfoozat part 3 p.28).

    Ibraheem Adham was Governor of Balakh. While hunting, a deer turned back and scolded him. Since that day Adham quit his rule (and became a saint) (“Daata” Ganj Bakhsh, Kalamil Marghoob p.229).

    When the companions went with the Prophet for ghazwat (Jihad) some of their wives had relations with other men (Mulla Jalaluddin Rumi, Feeh-ma-Feeh, Saleem Chishti, Islami Tasawwuf p.66). According to the narrator, the Holy Prophet used to advise them not to go home before dawn.

    Women are the source of all tribulation in the world, religious or otherwise (Hajwairi, “Daata Ganj Bakhsh” in Malfoozat Barelwi).

    There was a 140-year old worshipper. He had a foot that was amputated. When asked he said, “I was in eitekaf (seclusion for worship in a masjid). I stepped one foot out. An angel warned me and I immediately cut off my foot with a knife” (Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri in Malfoozat Uthman Harooni).

    Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri writes in the same book that the moon and the sun eclipse because of the sins of people! The Holy Prophet had explained that eclipses occur according to the Divine Laws.

    A man stole shrouds from graves for 40 years, but he went to the highest degree in Paradise. Why? Because he held on to the prayer rug (he was steadfast in prayers) (Malfoozat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri, by Khwaja Qutub Alam, Daleel Arifain).

    Now, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri decides to display his prowess in the English language: Where the Qur'an says Fawelullil musalleen” it means there is a “well” for Musalleen…(reference same).

    Watch for another wisdom from Chishti in the same book: The hellfire is placed in the mouth of a snake deep in the seventh level of the earth, otherwise the whole Universe would burn. Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki knew half the Qur'an by heart when he was born (Fawaid-as-Salikeen, Khwaja Fareed-ud-Din “Ganj Shakar”).

    What titanic forces prevented him from completing it?! Fareed-ud-Din “Ganj Shakar” (which means: the treasure of sugar) turned bushels of sugar into salt and again into sugar (The Beloved of God, “Mehboob-e-Elahi” Khwaja Nizam-ud-din Awlia, Rahatul Quloob).

    Now watch arrogance at its height: The Prophet attended the funeral of Barakat Ahmed. And I led the prayer, (i.e. the Prophet was his follower in prayer) (Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi, Malfoozat).

    Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti says, “What do you ask of the Mount Caucasus? This mountain is resting on the head of a cow. The greatness and size of this cow equals 30,000 years of travel. Her head is in the East and her tail is in the West. She has been standing since eternity praising the Lord.” Sheikh Uthman Harooni reports that after narrating this (insult to human intelligence), Sheikh Maudood Chishti and a companion sank into deep meditation. Both disappeared leaving their gowns behind. They had gone to take a stroll up the Mount Caucasus (Malfoozat Khwaja Chishti Ajmeri by Khwaja Bakhtiar Kaki, Daleelul Arifain pp.85-86). They should have disappeared from the planet.

    By God! I know 99 out of 100 thoughts that come in the heart of an ant living in the lowest stratum of the earth. Allah knows all one hundred (Shah Waliullah, Anfasul Arifain p.205).

    “Maulana” Ashraf Ali Thanwi separated the way of Salat between men and women in his book “Bahishti Zever” (Muhammad Sultan, Masjid Tauheed, Karachi).

    Do not try to understand the Qur'an ever. Else, you will go astray. Fifteen “Uloom” (sciences) are required to understand the Book (“Maulana” Zakaria Kandhalwi, Fazael Aamal p.2). The Qur’an claims that it is an easy book to understand (41:3).




    By Aamir Mughal -


    "...Those who do not attend Friday prayers “should simply be killed. Slit their throats!...”

    Says who? Allah or a blind follower of the blind? If such are the priests, then God bless the congregation!!


                    We have so far seen the Quranic definition of knowledge.   By knowing this it is easy to figure out who, according to the Quran, is a knowledgeable person and what the term actually means.   The Quran has even explained this fact so there is no confusion: 

    “Did you not ponder the rain that Allah caused to fall from the sky, with which we produce fruit of diverse colors; and among the mountains there are layers of red and white which differ in shade and type, some being dark in color.  Similarly, humans and animals are of different colors and kinds.  Among the followers of Allah and knowledgeable persons (ulema) are those who are awestruck by the greatness of Allah.”  (35/27-28) 

                    These two verses deal with different parts of the universe, different branches of nature, and different fields of science.  Physics, botany, zoology, and the humanities are all touched upon.  The knowledgeable persons are awestruck because their insight has convinced them of His power and Wisdom in controlling the universe perfectly.  The Quran has referred to those people as ulema, and in modern terminology they are called scientists.  These are the people who study nature and after observation and consistent experimentation, conquer the forces of nature.  Allah has put the forces of nature under our control, but only those who know the laws can manipulate these forces.  The only way to become one of the ulema is to acquire this knowledge. 


                    After learning the Quranic definition of ulema, it is an interesting exercise to compare our current ulema with it.  They do not know the fundamentals of natural sciences, and their knowledge is limited to theoretical discussions and verbal emendations.  These discussions are mostly related to issues that have no bearing on the universe or the practical life of people.  The curriculum of religious schools is spread over ten years during which students study logic, philosophy, rhetoric, grammar, literature, etc, most of which is outdated.  They also learn about astronomy, geometry, and arithmetic, which are also outdated.  It is curious to note that the study of the Quran is not included in the curriculum.  A certain exegesis (Jilalain) is taught that consists of only synonyms of the Quranic words.  In the last year of study an exegesis of the second chapter of the Quran is taught (Bazadi).  This is the education upon completion of which they receive certification for becoming an aalim (knowledgeable person).  Here is a case in point to illustrate just how much knowledge these people have:

                    When the use of loudspeakers was introduced in India before 1947, a fatwa was sought on their use for religious purposes.  The president of the organization of ulema, Mufti Kafayat-ullah, wrote: 

    “The device, about which the opinion has been sought, has not been seen but it is heard that such a device, when it is placed in front of an orator and he speaks while facing it, the device absorbs the sound and then broadcasts it to such a distance that the sound would not reach even a quarter of the distance without the help of the device.”  (Naqeeb, 10 Nov. 1941) 

    By Mubashir Inayet -

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