Hindus are not Kafir, says Indian Deobandi cleric. But Shias are Kafir, Sunni, Sufis and Barelvis are Mushrik

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LUBP: We welcome the tolerant and inclusive approach shown by Mualana Arshad Madni, senior Deobandi cleric of India’s Darul-Uloom Deoband towards Hindu community. Maulana Arshad Madni’s father Maulana Hussain Ahmed Madni was eminent cleric of the Deobandi sub-sect of Sunni Islam. Thefore, Maulana Arshad Madni’s statement (“We should not use the word Kafir for Hindus”) carries much weight.

In contrast to Deobandi clerics’ secular and inclusive approach, the attitude of the same Deobandi clerics (in Pakistan and India) seems to be based on sectarian prejudices, intolerance and violence towards Sunni Sufis, Barelvis and Shias. Therre are several fatwas foramlly issued by the Darul Uloom Deoband in which Shia Muslims have been declard infidel (Kafir) while Sunni Barelvis and Sufis have been delcared biddati (innovators) and mushrik (polytheists). Maulana Mehmood-ul-Hasan, Maulana Hussain Ahmed Madani, Manzoor Nomani and several other top Deobandi clerics have issued similar takfiri fatwas against Shia Muslims and Sunni Barelvi or Sufi Muslims.

In Pakistan, Deobandi clerics have issues similar takfiri fatwas. Particularly in the aftermath of the so called Jihad of Afghanistan of 1980s, funded by Saudi Arabia, masterminded by the CIA and executed by the ISI, the Deobandi madressahs and groups have become increasingly Wahhabized, violent and intolerant. This shift is evident by the fact that almost all terrorist groups currenlty active in Pakistan belong to the Deobandi school, e.g., Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (ASWJ), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jundullah, Taliban (TTP) etc. All of these groups are extremely violent and intolerant towards Shias, Sunni Barelvis, Ahmadis, Christians etc. In fact, anyone who disagree with their ideology or tactics is declared a Murtid, Kafir and Wajib-ul-qatl.

From Pakistani Deobandis’ perspective, it would appear that the lack of unconditional deference to Sahaba is a bigger sin than Shirk. Therefore, while their Indian counterparts don’t consider Hindus Kafir, the Pakistani Deobandis routinely chant Shia Kafir slogan in their hate-speeches and rallies. They also attack Sunni Sufi and Barelvi shrines and the Maulood (Milad) processions of Sunni Sufis, Barelvis, and Shias.

Or one may be forced to accept that Deobandis, in general, have two faces – one in India, another in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In India, Deobandis have been presenting themselves as pro-secular, pro-Hindu, pro-peace, but in Pakistan, they are deeply anti-Shia, anti-Barelvi etc. 

Or in both countries, Deobandis align themselves with the powerful parties. In India, Hindus are in power therefore Deobandis toe their line whereas in Pakistan, due to Saudi influence and ISI’s reliance of Deobandi and Salafi jihadists, Deobandis are more free and candid in expressing their sectarian bigotry, intolerance and violence.

This duality reflects hypocrisy and crass opportunism. While it is good to see our Hindu brethren have been accepted into the fold of the faithfull in India, it seems like the Pakistani Deobandi chapter, especially the Takfiri Deobandis of ASWJ/SSP/TTP did not get this memo. What else would explain their brutal violence even against dead Hindus in Pakistan,

For centuries, the Hindus of Sind have been burying their dead in Muslim graves. This has been evidence of amity and brotherhood between the Hindus and the Muslims of Sind. After all, Sind is known to be the land of Sufis.
No more.

The corpse so callously dragged and desecrated was that of Bhooro Bheel, a Hindu teenager who died in an accident. He was buried in a Muslim graveyard where Hindus have traditionally been buried alongside Muslims. But the family of Bhooro Bheel did not realize that Sind is no more a land of peace. In the past few years, Deobandis, awash with Saudi riyals and patronized and protected by the Pakistan Army and its various intelligence incarnations, have taken over the whole province. Thus when the corpse was desecrated, the media give the incident the usual twist. Here is a sample from The Express Tribune, which styles itself as the foremost liberal publication in Pakistan:

“. . . an enraged mob had dug up the body within hours, tied it with ropes and unceremoniously dumped it in the lands of a local landlord, protesting the burial of the Hindu in a Muslim graveyard. For some five days, the body lay out in the open. It is reported that seminary students from a neighbouring town had instigated the mob.”

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The above episode statement also highlights how coordinated the Deobandi intelligentsia is with Saudi Wahabism. It is not a coincidence that the global hate speech and violence against Shia Muslims is being conducted by a well established nexus of Deobandi-Wahabi groups. The same nexus is also behind most major acts of terrorism and vicious violence against Christians, Sunnis (Barelvis, Sufis) Ahmadis, and yes, even against Hindus in Pakistan and Kashmir.

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13 replies

  1. The problem lies in not fully understanding the word Kafir as used in the Quran. It shows ignorance of the very high rank Mullas of Pakistan and India. Kafir is not concerned more with the faith (belief) as much as it is concerned with the conduct of a person. (even though Kufr starts from denial).
    A violent person in the matters of religion is not Muslim. Any one who is non-violent and peaceful is not Kafir.
    There is a severe punishment (La’anat) mentioned in the Quran for the Kafir. And there is no punishment for any Muslim or Jew or Christian or a person of any other faith (saabis) who is doing good deeds (Al-Quran 2:62)
    If there is going to be any punishment for any bad belief only, it will be in the next life and no one is authorized to take matters into his own hands in the matters of belief.
    So what the Deobandi school is teaching to the students all over India and Pakistan? These schools should be shut down.
    I have observed that even those believing in the prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s. are mentioned as Kafir in the Quran. Their punishment is more than any one else. (See 3:81/82 to 92)
    Maudoodi sahib was preaching that any one reciting the Kalimah cannot be Kafir. I was thinking the same thing for a very long time. It seemed correct. But having read in the Quran that only belief is not enough for salvation, A good conduct is needed. When I read the verses of chapter three mentioned above, it became clear that believers can be greater enemies (Kafir). Enmity is a must in Kufr. That is why Al-Shaitan is called Kafir because of open enmity. A munafiq is a secret enemy like iblis. Kafir is a well known open enemy like Al-Shaitan.
    Why the Deobandis are calling the Shias and Ahmadis and Christians as Kafir? It means that teaching in the most famous seminaries at Cairo and Makkah and Deoband are misguided and far away from Islam.
    If Rashid Madani sahib had said that peaceful Hindus are not Kafir, it would have been alright. Similar statement could be given for the peaceful persons of all faiths. But it is not being done. So the result is fanaticism and ISIS etc.

  2. Mr. ghulam sarwar if everyone can read and understand meaning of quran , all people would have become aalims.
    Everyone has different “Zehan” therefore understanding is different.

    But from what i understand from moulana madani words is that
    if we use word kaafir for a hindu (they may feel abused by it) which can further lead to tensions between people or communities.
    Try saying kaafir to somebody and u will see the result(the person will or community will feel abused)

    non muslim is a better word than kaafir.i prefer it.

    • Kya zarorat padi Maulana ko aisa bolne ki, kya woh hindus ko khush kerna chahte ha?
      Qilmah pudne wale ko woh kafir kehte ha…aur jo haqiqi qafir ha uska kya?
      I observed yeh deobandi ulmas kuffar ka sath dete ha.

    • DIL DUKHE TO DUKHE HINDUS ARE KAAFIRS. JAB UNHONE ALLAH KE SAATH SHARIK THAHRAYA TAB TUM JAISE KYA KAR EAHE THE. ALLAH KI IZZAT KI NAHI PADI KAFIR KYA SOCHEGA WOH ZAROOR DIL PE LAGEGA. AGAR ITNA HI HAI TOH QUR’AN KAREEM PADNA CHOD DO AUR KHAAS KAR KE SURAH KAA’FIRUN. IZZAT WAALE RAB KE SAATH SHARIK KARNE WALA KAADFIR HI HOTA HAI AUR TUJ JAISE SAATH DENE WAALE, UNKO DOST RAKHNE WAALE MUNAFIQ HOTE HAI.

  3. Devil+band is enemy of islam….when this tribulation and group emerged, Islamic unity shattered….a kafir cannot say others kafir …because he is himself kafir. …

  4. Devil+band is enemy of islam….when this tribulation and group emerged, Islamic unity shattered….a kafir cannot say others kafir …because he is himself kafir. …kafir is technical word, which meaning is to not believe in oneness of God, prohets, books, angels , judgement of the day, destinies and five pillars of islam…that’s all…but this Dajjal is also ignorant….he don’t understand the Hadith jibriel….

  5. Intolerant or extremist Muslim Scholars are inspired by the book of Hadist , NOT from the Holy Book, Al Quran.

    THE PROBLEM WITH MUSLIM TODAY IS THAT EXTREMIST SCHOLARS LIKE TO JUDGE OTHER BELIEF.

    Whereas Allah strongly condemn to judge other belief as Allah warns in Bible and Al Quran

    Don’t judge, insult other belief, if you really want peace in this Earth.

    There is no peace in Islam if you judge and insult other belief.
    Islam is peace, mercy, tolerance, love, compassion, forgiveness, justice for all people, and prosperity.
    Please let us spread love to the world, instead of hatred.

    Wassalamu’alaikumwr wb
    With all my love

    READ MORE; DO NOT JUDGE OTHERS
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/11xfi5u1ecDvLF2UjKYQXdeC66bElEHYY7157ZsDbLUg/edit?usp=sharing

  6. @ Namelee,
    I am not an anti Hadith, but I believe that The book of Hadith have been contaminated with false hadith. Muslims need to speak up loudly until our voice will be heard by Authority to take out all the false Hadith from the book of Hadith.

    Yes, those who believe in the book of Hadith is a holy book beside Holy Al Quran, he will go astray.

    Most of Muslim around the world believe in the book of Hadith is the true Hadith (holy book).

    That is why we can see today–extremist Muslim kill gay-lesbian, Blasphemy, apostate, infidel , those who do not follow caliphate (isis) are considered enemy of Calipahte(ISIS), etc.

    Tashfeen Malik, was inspired by the false Hadith below;

    CALIPHATE
    Rasulullah SAW in the unity of this issue said: “He came to you – being business ( life ) you are under the leadership of one person ( Imam / Caliph ) – and he wanted to divide the unity of you and your congregation scatters , then kill he ! ” [ HR . Muslim ] .

    Rasulullah SAW said : ” If two people inducted Caliph , then kill the last of the leader, HR Muslim

    That is why we see today the religious conflict (war) between, extremist Sunni and extremist Shia.That is why we see today extremist Muslim kill innocent people in California, Paris, etc.

    READ MORE ABOUT THE BOOK OF HADITH;
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/117B1Jg4EULSuUQC9zCN5kD0ELXYwnTx0ZPB99XSSYL4/edit?usp=sharing

    May God guide you to the right path.ameen

    With my love
    Wassalam

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