Related post: Darul Uloom Deoband’s fatwa in support of Hazrat Yazid – by Abdur Rahim Kandhalvi
Summary: Hate archive: At least 20,000 Shia Muslims and 10,000 Sunni Barelvi Muslims have been killed by Deobandi militants of Sipah Sahaba Taliban in Pakistan in the last few decades. In this post, we explore the ideological basis of hatred against Shia Muslims and Sunni Barelvi Muslims in the Deobandi school of thought. For that purpose, instead of referring to individual second-rate or third-rate clerics, we decided to examine the religious decrees (fatwas) of the Darul Uloom Deoband, the most authentic seminary of Deobandi Muslims in the entire world. In this post we offer a selection of hateful religious decrees (fatawa) against Sunni Barelvi Muslims and Shia Muslims by the Darul Uloom Deoband.
We demand that Pakistan and Indian governments take urgent action against the Darul Uloom Deoband and other Deobandi seminaries that are spreading hate speech against Sunni Barelvis, Shias and are enabling Shia genocide and target killing of Barelvis, Ahmadis and Christians in Pakistan at the hands of Sipah Sahaba Taliban. The responsible Takfiri Deobandi clerics should be arrested and awarded exemplary punishment, and all hate seminaries should be shut down.
نفرت کی کان
دار العلوم دیوبند برصغیر پاک و ہند میں سنی مسلمانوں کے دیوبندی مسلک کا سب سے قدیم، اولین اور مستند ترین ادارہ ہے اس ادارے کا اور دارالا فتا ہے جہاں پر دار العلوم کی جانب سے مختلف امور پر فتاویٰ جاری کیے جاتے ہیں
پاکستان اور ہندوستان میں دیوبندی مسلک کے ماننے والوں کی تعداد کل مسلمانوں کا بیس فیصد بنتی ہے اہلحدیث مسلمان دس فیصد ہیں سنی بریلوی مسلمان پچاس فیصد ہیں اور شیعہ مسلمان بیس فیصد ہیں
نظریاتی طور پر دیوبندی مسلک وہابی مسلک کے زیادہ نزدیک ہے پاکستان میں امریکہ اور سعودی عرب کی امداد سے ہونے والے افغان جہاد میں دیوبندی مدارس نے جہادیوں کی بڑی تعداد فراہم کی اس زمانے میں دیوبندی مدارس کی تعداد آٹھ دس گنا زیادہ بڑھ گئی اور دیوبندی علما کے پاس اسلحے اور پیسے کی ریل پیل ہو گئی
چونکہ دیوبندی مدارس کے نظریات دوسرے مسلک کے خلاف بہت متشدد اور تنگ نظری پر مبنی ہیں اس لئے جہاد افغانستان سے فارغ ہونے کے بعد دیوبندی مجاہدین المعروف طالبان و سپاہ صحابہ نے پاکستان میں سنی بریلوی، شیعہ، احمدی اور دوسرے مکاتب فکر لے لوگوں پر تشدد شروع کر دیا
اس پوسٹ میں ہم جائزہ لیتے ہیں کہ طالبان اور سپاہ صحابہ کے اراکین میں سنی بریلوی مسلمانوں اور شیعہ مسلمانوں سے نفرت کی بنیاد کیا ہے
اس مقصد کے لیے ہم نے دار العلوم دیوبند کے فتاویٰ کا جائزہ لیا اور یہ دیکھ کر سخت تشویش میں مبتلا ہو گئے کہ دیوبندیوں کے سب سے مستند ادارے کی جانب سے شیعہ اور سنی بریلویوں کے خلاف کفر اور شرک کے فتویٰ جاری کیے گئے ہیں جن میں فرسودہ اور من گھڑت افواہوں کی بنیاد پر شیعہ مسلمانوں کو کافر اور سنی بریلویوں کو کافر اور مشرک کہا گیا ہے
نفرت کے اس سر چشمے کے ہوتے ہوۓ اس بات میں کوئی حیرت نہیں کہ پاکستان میں ہونے والی ہر دس میں سے نو دہشت گردی کی کاروائیوں میں دیوبندی ملوث ہیں
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Fatwas against Shia Muslims
Darul Uloom Deoband Karachi’s Fatwa (issued in 2002) about Shias and Ahmadis
Silent On Suicide Bombings, Deoband Declares Shias Infidels (Kafir) and Sunni Barelvis as Polytheists (Mushrik) and Deviants (Gumrah)
By S. Arshad
New Age Islam
December 3, 2012
On November 24, 2012, Darul Uloom Deoband reiterated its fatwa declaring Shias kafir and Murtad (infidels and apostates) in response to a query from a Muslim in Pakistan. The person had put the question:
“If someone claims that he is a Shia but does not specify any Shia denomination, for example, if one of my friends who is obviously a Sunni but jokingly says he is a Shia, will he become kafir because of his assertion though some of the Shia denominations are Muslims.”
Darul Uloom Darul Ifta replies:
“If your friend is a Sunni he will not become a Shia if he says so jokingly but if on inquiry his beliefs are proved to be like those of the Shias, he will be judged as such. The Shias found in India and Pakistan are asna ashri (twelvers) and therefore undoubtedly Kafirs and Murtads (non-believers and apostates) because their beliefs are against the ordainments of the Quran.
In reply to an earlier query in April, 2011, the Darul Ifta says that all Shias are not Kafirs. The query was:
“Are all the Shias non-Muslims?”
The reply was:
“All the Shias are not kafir. Only those Shias are kafir who believe in the following:
· That Hazrat Gebriel (the angle) mistakenly put revelation to Prophet Muhammad
· (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) instead of Hazrat Ali.
· Who believe that Hazrat Ali (Razi Allahu anhu) was a god
· Who blame Hazrat Ayshah (Razi Allahu anha) of adultery
· Who believe corruption in the Holy Quran
· And who deny the companionship (Suhbat) of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (Razi Allahu
· Anhu) (Fatawa Shami, 4/135)
But the Shias who believe only that Hazrat Ali was better (Afzal) than other companions and do not have other Shiite beliefs then they will not be considered as kafir.”
Since serious rifts exist between Deobandis and Sunni Barelvis (Sufi) and Deobandis and Shias in Pakistan and other Muslim countries, the Darul Uloom Deoband’s muftis are providing the sectarian militants of Taliban, Sipah Sahaba, Al Qaeda etc with a religious basis and justification for bloodshed and violence in the name of Islam. The Darul Ifta does not only declare Shias kafir but Murtad (apostate) and according to some Hadiths, apostates are to be killed though the Quran does not prescribe death for apostates. The Takfiri Deobandi and Salafist radical outfits use these Hadiths to justify the killings of Murtads. Can the attack on the school buses carrying Shia children be justified or conducting suicide attacks on the Shia procession in Pakistan, Iraq and other Muslim countries be justified? The answer is a firm ‘no’. But this is exactly what happens the whole year and particularly during the Ashura every year in these countries. And these religious perverts use such fatwas to justify their killings.
In one of the two Fatwas, Darul Uloom declares Shias Kafir on the basis of those beliefs which almost all Shia ulama have openly rejected and dissociated from. Even if a Takfiri Deobandi or Salafist terrorist used the Darul Uloom’s fatwa to kill a Murtad or Kafir Shia, how will one identify a Shia who is a kafir and the one who is not? The Sipah Sahaba Taliban killers do not carry an identification parade to distinguish between a Shia Muslim and a Shia kafir/Murtad before killing him. They will just use the fatwa to kill them by attacking Shia mosques, Muharram rallies or by identifying them through their Shia names or self-flagellation marks. Shouldn’t our muftis and ulema abstain from giving such fatwas to avoid schism and bloodshed among Muslims? The Quran does not even allow killing or persecution of the peace-loving non-Muslims even if their beliefs are in opposition to the Quran’s. How can the different beliefs of a sect of the Shias be a basis of their being wajibul quatl (deserving to be killed)?
Surprisingly, to a query on suicide bombings, the mufti of the Darul Ifta had refused to give his fatwa, though the entire Islamic world has declared suicide bombings haram and unjustifiable in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. A person from Pakistan had asked the following question in May 23, 2007:
“I want to ask a question on jihad. How justified is conducting suicide attacks against the non-Muslim army?”
Instead of giving a firm reply declaring it Haram on the basis of Quranic verses and Hadiths, the mufti of the Darul Ifta parried the question saying, “Please consult the ulema of your country on this issue”. This should be seen as a very irresponsible behaviour on the part of the Darul Ifta since it did not remove the misconception of a Pakistani youth about suicide bombing. It should be mentioned here that last year the eminent Islamic scholar Professor Tahirul Quadri and other Islamic scholars of the Muslim world had declared suicide bombings and suicide attacks on anyone, be it Muslims, Shias, Ahmadis or Hindus etc Haram and un-Islamic. Did the mufti have an opposite view on the issue which it did not want to give for the fear of criticism from the Hindu majority in India? It is an irony that the Deoband readily comes up with a fatwa of Kufr and irtidad (apostasy) against the Shias but eschews the most important question of suicide attacks which is anti-Islam according to the majority of the scholars of Islam.
Again to a query on the religious head of the Sunni Barelvi sect, Maulana Ahmad Raza Khan Bareilvi, the Darul Uloom says that though the fatwa of kufr is not issued against Ahmad Raza Khan with conviction as a precaution for various reasons but he is a deviant person (gumrah) and so he is excluded from Ahle-sunnah wal jama’at as he disagrees on some of the basic principles. Though his disagreement on such issues does not qualify him for a fatwa of kufr but it renders him deviant (gumrah) and excluded from ahle-sunnah wal jama’at. (Fatwa issued on 31 July 2012)
The question is: Is exclusion from ahl-e-Sunnah wal Jama’at synonymous with being declared kafir? If not why is the fatwa of exclusion from ahl-e-Sunnah wal jam ‘at issued against him in the first place? The fatwa itself says that Ahmad Raza Khan disagrees on some basic religious issues but this disagreement does not tantamount to Kufr but in the view of Deoband School of jurisprudence, his views on certain issues of the Quran are deviance. So if someone differs on certain points or issues of the other, he should be a deviant and excluded from the fold of Islam. This is the intolerant approach that Deobandi ulema have and this intolerance has been promoting hatred and acrimony among the Muslims. (Source of Appendix)
Deobandi sect came into existence after British Empire; it has been salted by British and now Saudis/Americans and as long as it fulfills their agenda, they will keep supporting and funding it. The moment Deobandis/Wahhabis got derailed from the British agenda they exposed them. Eg see a Confession of a British Spy about Wahibis etc. The Deobandi fatwas is a business in disguise, the West needed mercenaries to fight war against USSR and offered weapons and technical support only to fight it through neo colonial allies.The Deobandis and Salafists from all corners of Muslim world were mobilised and declared as mujahideen (later Taliban). Same Deobandis and Salafists are now being used in Pakistan, Syria etc to serve Western agendas. Suicide bombings is a business and the Deobandi/Salafist suicide bombers are sold. Such misguidfed Muslims and their muftis have become a commodity which can be sold. Any agency can buy them by paying the right money.