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Al-Qaida’s Tape Announcing Formation of Qaiadat ul Jihad in South Asia is An Attempt to Divert Attention from Saudi Proposal to Demolish Prophet’s Tomb, Says Sufi leader Ashraf Kichhowchhawi







By New Age Islam Special Correspondent

14 September, 2014

Aiman Al Zawahiri of Al Qaeda announcing formation of Qaiadat ul Jihad (Jihad leadership) in South Asia with a Pakistani terrorist being its leader is a dangerous culmination of terror activities perpetrated at the behest of Saudi Arabia as well as Qatar. With their massive oil and gas money in India, they seek to create an infrastructure to support their future destructive agenda in this secular, pluralistic and purely democratic country. Going by an in-depth analysis, the recent al-Qaida tape is aimed at diverting attention of the Indian Muslims from the media reports that have exposed a Saudi monarchy conspiracy to remove or demolish the tomb of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) from its present place in Masjid al-Nabwi, situated in Madina, one of the two holy cities of Islam.  The report about the impending tomb demolition was contradicted in feeble voice from an unnamed Saudi Officer through a news portal Al Arabia. Net, while the Saudi monarchy maintained a stony silence. Clearly, the Saudi regime contradicted it because it is a matter of grave concerns for anyone who professes Islam and takes pride in its cultural heritage.

All India Ulema & Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), an apex body of Sufi-oriented Sunni Muslims in India has vehemently condemned the Saudi monarchy’s proposal to remove or demolish the revered tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), a nefarious design which has sparked discord across the Muslim world creating sensation in the global media. By risking Islam’s second-holiest and most venerated site, the ruling family of the Saudi kingdom has offended the sentiments of the mainstream Muslims in an attempt to give them a serious setback, said the president and founder of the AIUMB, Maulana Syed Muhammad Ashraf Kachauchawi. On Saudi kingdom’s denial of the media reports, he said that the kingdom is trying to play a healing game and thus exposing the anti Islamic mentality of its monarchy. It is worth mentioning that the Saudi government, on Wednesday, denied media reports a day before which has exposed the Saudi plan to remove the holy tomb of the Prophet under the garb of extension of Masjid al-Nabawi (the Prophet’s mosque).

AIUMB’s president Maulana Syed Muhammad Ashraf Kichhowchhawi, presently on a visit to Bangladesh, said in his statement issued from the central office of AIUMB in New Delhi, that the mischievous intentions of the Saudi monarchy have been doing a lot of harm to the historic heritage of Islam vandalising almost all the major Islamic cultural monuments in Saudi Arabia. They have mercilessly destroyed the tombs and monuments of the family and companions of Prophet Muhammad. Thus, he said, the Saudi monarchy has offended the religious sentiments of the entire Muslim world. The obnoxious proposal to remove the Prophet’s tomb is another attempt to inflict mental and spiritual torture on the Muslims the world over.

Syed Muhammad Ashraf Kichhowchhawi explained that both Mecca and Medina, the two holiest mosques of Islam, are centre of reverence for all Muslims of the world and, therefore, any attempt to remove or demolish any of them or any other monuments related to the Prophet and his family and friends will hurt the Muslims scattered over the world. He further said that the Saudi monarchy, emboldened by the massive oil wealth, has been perpetrating all the illegal acts which go completely against Islam. He said that this boldness should be condemned in all strong terms. He continued: “the Saudi government is committing a heinous crime against faith of Muslims by embarking upon cultural genocide both in Saudi Arabia by its own political power and in a number of foreign Muslim countries by the mercenaries”.

Talking on the AIUMB’s huge campaigns to resist the Saudi dance of cultural destruction, Maulana said that the organisation is sized with these developments since last decades and has launched a mass movement against the Saudi conspiracy to demolish all the monuments of Islam in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations including Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, to name a few. It is noteworthy that the AIUMB  took out a demonstration, on January 15, 2013 at Jantar Mantar New Delhi, against the  very proposal of the Saudi Kingdom to demolish the tomb of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) highly revered all over the world .

In a memorandum to the central government of India and to the Saudi ambassador in India, AIUMB warned that the Indian Muslims will not put up with any action that hurls disregard upon the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Expressing grave concern over the matter, Syed Muhammad Ashraf Kichhowchhawi said: “Regrettably, the then union government failed to appreciate the severity of the problem and the then minster of external affairs Salman Khursheed sent a rejoinder to the board declaring that Indian government cannot interfere in the internal matters of the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia”. “While it is common knowledge that both the holy cities of Islam are not considered property of any dynasty, but rather they are centre of reverence for anyone who claims to be a faithful”, Syed Muhammad Ashraf averred.

He further said that the present union government must convey to the Saudi government that Indian Muslims are very much restless after the publication of the sad news, because it is not new to them. “Indian Muslims caught up with the news earlier through posts and sites in public domain that a secret report of the Saudi government had identified the tomb of the Prophet (pbuh) as the biggest idol of the world”, he said.

Syed Muhammad Ashraf Kichhowchhawi commented that “identifying a structure as an idol carries the conviction of demolishing it and this is why Saudi rulers are exposed as the biggest anti-Islamic tribe in the world”. Maulana also said that “Taliban, al Qaida, ISIS, Boko-Haram and all other organizations working under different names in different places are regularly bombing and bulldozing Islamic monuments, tombs mosques, Imam Bargahs and other spiritual centres in almost all Muslim countries”. “And the worst form of cultural genocide has been exposed as an evil intention to remove or demolish the tomb of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)”, he said.

The AIUMB warned that if Saudi monarchy does anything mischievous against the tomb of the Prophet, it will be too difficult to control the display of anger by the Indian Muslims who have exercised utmost control and patience so far.

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  • Ghulam Ghaus sahebغلام غوث - 9/16/2014 12:14:45 AM
    how come twisting the verses is praisworthy! now a days there is a silence from you except some short comments of clapping.
    How your science in the Quran and Hadith is going on? any new discovery or invention. after all you belong to innovatory group.

    By rational mohammed yunus - 9/16/2014 3:33:05 AM

  • Mr. Zuma, 
    Your understanding is praiseworthy.

    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 9/16/2014 12:14:45 AM

  • The phrase, fight against terrorism, is mentioned by someone else.  They do not refer the word, fight, to literally as physical violence.  But fight in words by mean of Quran and Hadith so as to bring them down.


    Take a look at the word, imprison, in the hadith verse here.  It does not mean to lock physically the people up.


    (Book #93, Hadith #532v)-Sahih Bukhari:

    '.......... the Prophet said, "So I will go out and take them out of Hell (fire) and let them enter Paradise, till none will remain in the fire except those whom QURAN WILL IMPRISON (i.e., those who are destined for eternal life in the fire)." The narrator then recited the Verse:-- "It may be that your Lord will raise you to a Station of Praise and Glory.' (17.79) The narrator added: This is the Station of Praise and Glory which Allah has promised to your Prophet.'


    Could Quran imprisons people?  How could it be that?  Quran is not a human being!  How could it imprison people!  So!  The word, kill, fight, or etc. could be interpreted in other meaning and might not necessarily be physical killing.  So to say!


    Meditate the Quran verse above. 


    (  سورة البقرة  , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #216)-Yusuf Ali translation:

    fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.


    The word, fighting, has been interpreted by some moderate Muslims to exterminate the mind of the non-Muslims in idolatry worshipping instead of involving in physical killing.  To assist non-Muslims to get rid of their mind in idolatry worshipping by preaching the words of Quran to them.  The phrase, fighting is prescribing for you, as mentioned above has been interpreted by them as preaching the words of Quran to non-Muslims so as to get rid of or to exterminate their thought in idolatry worshipping is prescribed for you.



    By zuma - 9/16/2014 12:01:00 AM

  • Mr. Rational Muhammad Yunus,

    I am a Sufi-Sunni practitioner of Islam. But in the matter of promoting peace and eradicating terrorism, I would like to call all Muslims including Sunnis, Deovandis, Salafis, Shias to come on one platform and fight against terrorism and every kind of violence, injustice.

    This way I will raise my voice, I am sure the result will be nicer.

    We should be determined that terrorists are terrorists. We should fight against terrorism and not against Islam. We should fight against terrorist ideology and not against the entire community. We should fight against terrorism on the level of humanity. When talking about humanity, we should include all Muslims (Sunnis, Deovandis, Salafis, Shias) without any discrimination, only then we can get success in our mission to eliminate terrorism. We may not get full success, but at least a little bit. 

    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 9/15/2014 11:37:00 PM

  • dear Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 9/15/2014 7:50:49 AM
    congratulations! you have turned inclusive. you took the name of devbandis and considered them human like others :)
    you will be nicer if you abandon  some  brailviat and adopt some devbandiat.
    Now your appeal is real appeal for a good cause. Terrorists are criminals, they deserve isolation and punishment. but they too quote same sources as you do.

    By rational mohammed yunus - 9/15/2014 10:28:03 AM

  • if muslim youth from such highly liberal, open, inclusive, and social welfare countries can be so easily dragged into the bloody mess, it would be foolish and or suicidal to imagine that isis will not get traction here among indian muslim youth.

    a caliphate is the secret dream of many muslims, but seeing how it is turning out in syria, many of them just keep quite. but the desire and dreams of a bygone glory, conquest, world dominance is within the imagination of many muslims.

    maybe not the majority of muslims, but enough numbers to worry about. what with our bjp mps making such statements and the resounding silence from the bjp top brass, it will be suicidal to imagine that isis will not be a hit among the indian muslim youth.

    already some amount of internet shaming of indian muslims is going on. with more taunts and of course reminding them that once a land has fallen to islam, it can never go back, we will have many youth who will fall for this strategy.

    By hats off! - 9/15/2014 8:46:36 AM

  • All Indian Muslims, Sunnis, Deobandis, Barelvis, Shias, Salafis and all Indian Hindus, Christians, Jews should make every possible  effort to keep Al-Qaeda away from India.
    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 9/15/2014 7:50:49 AM

  • it must establish again sufi culture and teaches to keep Al Qaida away from India.these differences among sunni shia and wahabi have been created and the extreme force would never wish to remove thesee
    By Abdul Moid Azhari - 9/15/2014 4:14:49 AM

  • The movement to keep Al-Qaeda out of India is a great opportunity for Indian Muslims, Deobandis, Barelvis and Shias alike, to sink their differences and  unite under the banner of Indian nationalism.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 9/14/2014 1:23:51 PM

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