Selective morality against Aamir Liaquat Hussain

02 October 2008

Selective morality, as we all know, is a typical characteristic of Pakistan’s right-wing Islamofascists and (fake) liberal urban elite.

The aim of this post is to highlight the recent sectarian propaganda campaign against a Barelvi Muslim scholar, which reflects selective morality of those who are spreading a carefully crafted propaganda against him.

In my view, the current wave of sectarian propaganda against Aamir Liaquat Hussain is a reaction by the pro-Taliban groups, the extremists of Sipah-e-Sahaba, the Gustakhan-e-Rasool elements within Pakistani society, who have become hostile to Aamir Liaquat Hussain because of the following reasons:

1. His sincere efforts to promote the intra-Muslim unity between Sunni, Shia, Barelvi, Deobandi and Ahl-e-Hadith brothers and sisters.

2. His tough stance against religious extremists, for example, his efforts for a fatwa against suicide bombing by the TTP-SSP mafia. Please read Amir Mir’s (brother of Hamid Mir) article:

http://www.cobrapost.com/documents/FatwaAgainstSuicide.htm

Amir Mir writes:

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Religious Affairs and the moving spirit behind the Fatwa, Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain… congratulated the nation over the issuance of Fatwa [against suicide bombings], adding that it has proved that Islam is a religion of peace and non-violence which is not against any sect, creed or ideology. Dr Aamir who has been pursuing the religious scholars for the last six months, described the decree as a monumental success of the Pakistani nation and an unprecedented expression of religious harmony. He said the edict has proved that the Pakistan religious scholars are broadminded; they understand issues and problems and give their opinion in the best interest of the Muslim Ummah.

In this article, Amir Mir clearly acknowledges that Aamir Liaquat Hussain is the moving spirit behind the Fatwa. The Fatwa against suicide bombing has proved that Islam is a religion of peace and non-violence which is not against any sect, creed or ideology.

Here is a video of Fatwa by Mufti Mufti Rafi Usmani andMufti Muneeb-ul-Rehman in support of Aamir Liaquat Hussain. While I disagree with and condemn Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s anti-Ahmadi stance, I consider it unacceptable to single out ALH while ignoring that almost all so called mullahs in Pakistan are guilty of this crime, i.e. hate speech against Ahmadiyya Muslims.

Therefore, the current campaign against Aamir Liaqut Hussain can be seen as a reaction to his efforts to forge Sunni-Shia, Deobndi-Barelvi-Ahl-e-Hadith unity. This may also be seen as a reaction to his efforts for a fatwa against the suicide bombers of the Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba.

It is interesting to see that the supporters of Taliban and Sipah Sahaba are actively spreading dirty propaganda against Aamir Liaquat Hussain while the same elements did not utter a single word of protest against two anti-Shia, anti-Barelvi, anti-Ahmadi Mullahs, i.e. Dr. Israr Ahmed who insulted Hazrat Ali (R.A.) and Dr. Zakir Naik who praised Yazid.

Dr Israr statement on QTV about Hazrat Ali
Comments by Bilal Ahmed of Yanabi.com

Dr Purisrar is well know for his opinion about Ahel e Bait. He declared that he would arrange wedding of his son in the Ashoura. He was sacked because of stance against sadaat from Shura and Mili Yuk Jahati Council. What else QTV needed, QTV was only thinking about business by presenting programmes of Dr Israr. This man is a medical doctor, it was better for him to keep to Medicine. This kind of “Do it your self” scholars do not have proper training in religious studies. They do not have any spirtual guidance and now it is documented that he is a kharji. Laanat tu Allah hey Alaikum Dushmanan e Ahel e Bait.

http://www.yanabi.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=129&threadid=43065

Please listen to the 11 hour speech ‘Difa e shan e Ali (R)’ of Dr. Tahirul Qadri on http://www.minhaj.org if you want to save your imaan. Listen to the whole speech as it clarifies any misconceptions.

Also, the supporters of Taliban did not protest against the sectarian Mullah Dr. Zakir Naik who declared Yazid raziallah talah anho and declared Osama bin Laden as a real hero of Islam.

http://indianmuslims.in/mind-your-words-mr-zakir-naik/

http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30506

Every Muslim Should be a Terrorist, I am with Osama bin laden – Mullah Zakir Naik

Fatwa of Deoband Darul Ifta against Zakir Naik:

Question: 7077 Afghanistan

Asalamu Alikum wb our respected scholars of Islam, My question is regarding the famous daee of Islam Dr.Zakir Naik whether the method & way of his preaching,debating, studing different religons’ scriptures are valid in the light of Quran & Hadith or not, and should Muslims learn his Dawah techniques or not? what are the particular things in his work that are against Islam? please send me a private email.

Answer: 7077 21 Aug, 2008

(Fatwa: 1541/1322=B/1429)

The statements made by Dr Zakir Naik indicate that he is a preacher of Ghair Muqallidin, he is of free mind and does not wear Islamic dress. One should not rely upon his speeches.

and Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) Knows Best

Darul Ifta, Darul Uloom Deoband

http://darulifta-deoband.org/viewfatwa.jsp?ID=7077

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Download beautiful naats of Amir Liaquat Hussain at:

http://hamariweb.com/aamir-liaquat-hussain-mp3-naats_nc21-105.aspx

Link to Amir Liaquat Hussain’s program on Sahaba (r.a).

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Some Comments:

Comment by Mr Haris Zuberi on September 22, 2008
I can see a community playing their usual trick of trying to turn Shia against Sunni by asking the question “what did amit liaqat said about sahaba” and then claiming that Muslims are divided and fighting against each other.
www.teeth.com.pk/blog
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Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

this keeps bugging me and i cant ignore it, so im posting here..[please dont go mad...!]

a few nights ago, the channel Amir Liaquat Hussain on [Geo] showed a gathering and he was the host [or one of them, im not sure, i only saw the end of it]….

anyway, he made du’aa at the end…he was crying very much and i have to say, the du’aa he made was quite beautiful…

in the du’aa he asked Allaah ['azzawajal] to put in our hearts true love for the khulafa-e-Rashideen….

how can this be him practising taqiyah? if he does practise taqiyah as you are saying, then he can lie to people…but who can lie whilst crying and pleading with Allaah [subhaanahu wa ta'aalaa]??

how can anyone be asking Allaah [subhaanahu wa ta'aala] for something and in fact mean the complete opposite? you can lie to people but Allaah ['azzawajal] knows whats hidden in the deepest depths of your heart… no one who fears Allaah [subhaanahu wa ta'aala] can do something this hypocritical…its beyond imagining..

all Ramdhaan this man has been hosting shows about the Sahaabah ….calling them “stars” and speaking about Umm-ul- Mu’mineen Aa’ishah with respect….if you say this is him practising taqiyah, then that i can imagine and understnad because this is what they do….but in du’aa, that i cant imagine..

so, just a thought…what if he has repented?? how bad would it be if he has repented and threads like this are still floating around? that would be wrong on our part…and we would have to correct it..maybe the thread starter, whos site the video was posted on and who spread the news about the video could post an update inshaAllaah? becoz if he has repented, some of us would have to edit are posts or else they could mislead others and we would be answerable for it on the day of judgement..

Wassalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah

Barakah – sunniforum.com

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Re: Message for Geo Tv at Ahnaf.com
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I’m confused about the video, from my understanding is that he holds Abu Talib to be a Muslim, opposes Abu Sufyan, said something about Bani Ummaya (which we know Uthman was apart of) and something about the Janazah of Rasullilah :sawas: and those who were not there (perhaps referring to Abu Bakr and Umar :anhu)

I was wondering if this can be more clear about who he is actually cursing…

Jazak Allah Khairun

Sunni Fourm.com

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this is stupid , amir liaqat ki dushmani may abu sufyan say muhabat ….i did not like amir liaqat as he is not consistent in his beliefs , but this does not mean i start glorifying the Tulaqa in his hatred (At-Tulaqa is in reference to those who were amnestied by Allahs Prophet when Makkah was liberated)

abu sufyan was father in law even when he was a kafir ….you guys are obsessed with family relations

cursing a sahabi makes u a kafir ? even those who cursed Ali were not called kafirs by him.

Das Reich

Dear friend …
He never mentioned names of umar and abu bakar … he said uthatay nahi jo nabi ka jinaza , kahan mar gaey baitian denay walay …. now if umar and abu bakar didnt attend the jinaza than amir liaqt got a point and if they did !!! then y wud u worry abt it ?

Aqeel

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^ Bhai jan 12ers dont believe that sahaba were on the same status as you do , nor do they believe in all the hadiths about them as you do…..

if amir liaqat was really sincere he would not have so blindly followed the rhetoric of the 12ers ….like i said his comments on abu sufyan (the husband of Hind who ate the kalaija of Hazrat Amir Hazam r.a. and the grandfather of Yazid) are obviously not far from the truth but to put him in the same status as abu bakr (r.a.) & umar (r.a.) who were sabiqoon wal muhajireen shows a lack of understanding of sahaba in general.I suspect he is doing this to gain some political points within 12ers community [ although Allah knows best]

those who think that criticizing banu ummayyah or enemies of Ali (r.a.) & sons is only a ‘shia” thing need to look at this

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/kh…owy/2478073577

[again not all banu ummayyah were bad as shaykh mentions some were men of grt distinction like aban b sa'id ]

Das Reich

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Am not a big fan of aamir liaqat hussain either ! and when u talk abt promising fortunes in the hereafter to the sahabas u r mentioning …. then also provide a trust worthy source …

Talking abt trust worthy source…..If i can find stuff like Imam Ali getting drunk in any part of his life as was stated by Dr Israr Ahmed

http://sunninews.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/what-exactly-drisrar-ahmad-said-against-hazrat-ali-ra/

then surely there were writers who wanted to bring status of Imam Ali down and if someone can try to bring status of Imam Ali down then its not hard to believe that historians added stuff like Prophet gave these sahabas good news of jananat in their lives. Are not these the same people who called the daughter of the Prophet s.a.w in a so called court ?

Aqeel

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salim khalid:
October 3rd, 2008

How come only Deobandi people are fighting against the state of pakistan? Just give me a single example of any other sect fighting alongside the Deobandis or on it’s own against Pakistan. The military dictator Zia-ul-Haq who was a deobandi sow these seeds. Is it a coincidence that Lal Masjid is a deobandi institution? Is it just itfaaq ki baat that Ghazi brothers belong to Deobandi sect. Is it just coincidence that Lashkar-e-Islam in Swat that wants sharia implementation is a deobandi organization. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in Waziristan is Deobandi, is that coincidence too. TNSM (Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi) is a deobandi outfit. Is that just by chance? In an August 1998-speech in Peshawar, Maulana Sufi Mohammed, TNSM leader, declared that those opposing the imposition of Sharia in Pakistan were wajib-ul-qatl (worthy of death). Just name one organization that is not deobandi and yet it is fighting against pakistan army. Just one..

r if these deobandi organizations abandon the use to force to turn Pakistan into a Wahabi state and become involved in political process I would be the first one to cheer them up.

My case is simple. Don’t use force use the political channel. Obviously then 15 percent population can’t turn pakistan into a wahabi state politically.

Just simply don’t use force and don’t invite force to be used against yourself.

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Amir Liaquat Hussain’s beautiful column, in which he begs for Allah’s forgiveness (Tauba). Will the supporters of Taliban and terrorists shut up now? Given that the Taliban, Sipah Sahaba, and their supporters are the enemies of peace, Pakistan and Islam, they will never shut up.

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One last question: Amir Liaqat Hussain asked for Allah’s forgiveness. May Allah pardon his sins. But Dr. Israr Ahmed is adamant at his insult of Hazrat Ali and Dr. Zakir Naik is adamant at his praise for Yazid. Why are the supporters of Taliban and Sipah Sahaba silent on the insult of Sahaba (r.a.) by these two pro-terrorism Mullahs?

Comments:
Anonymous said…

plz go and chk vdo of fatwa in favour of amir liaquat. now i think plz stop cursing and abusing this muslim fellow for GOD’s SAKE

http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4x-zzYulkU

14 OCTOBER 2008 00:12
Anonymous said…
I would like to ask if salman Rushdie now come to public and apologised for his comments will u do it??
who has the right to Accept TOBA mr rafi of muneeb?? are they assistant from God or God permitted them to accept Amir toba. Khuda ke lie in molivion se apna daman churao agar pakistan ko bachana hai to.
if u wana buildup pakistan then these Mullas and politicians must be punished and the honest people should come ahead and the media should also be banned. it is very necessary that media should educate people in a right way rather to spread hate.

19 OCTOBER 2008 21:04
Naureen Saleem said…
For God sake stop spreading hatred in the name of islam and stop using religion for personal interests.I know one thing fro sure tht Dr. AAmer Liaquat is believer, he loves Allah’s Prophet (pbuh),he helps poor and trying to bring two big sects of muslims on one platforms through his programme Alim on line.We are human and we make mistakes,one who is ashamed and accept his sin and ask for Allah’s forgivness then Allah is great and forgiving.Please stop this propoganda and stop using religion for personal or political interests.May Allah forgive us all and open our hearts to see the rightand enlightened path.Ameen

27 OCTOBER 2008 12:22
Abdul said…
I don’ think the extremist mullahs (deen-e-mullah fi sabilillah fasaad) will pay heed to your advice, Naureen. We need scholars like Iqbal and Sir Syed, not like today’s sectarian and jihadi mullahs.

28 OCTOBER 2008 07:06
ĉªçtÛs said…
meray bhai salam

app ka blog is a bomb baby. each n evey topic is nice. but meri jaan eik jaga u becomes the supporter of zaid hamid against the propagande. who n which brought me to ur blog. then i read 3 articles by a hindu bout india. where india is a failure state and that editor waz just sayin what he knows from his government sources where like the country sources r failed too.

now aamir liaqat ko aap aacha kehtay hoo

baat yeh nahi hai ki kon acha hai ya koon bura hai. baat yeh bhi nahi hai ki aapp ya mein ya koi aur kisi ko aacha ya bura qarar day saktay hain

then u say we need scholars like iqbal and sir syed.

meri jaan. zaid hamid tu kehta hi hai. yeh khaksaar bhi yehi kehta hai ki iqbal say bachoo

he will make us leave our homes n will make ua what once we were

shaheens

7 DECEMBER 2008 21:29
ĉªçtÛs said…
mulla ki azan jin kanoon ko sunnay ki adat hoo woh mujahid ki azan sunay gi ????????

7 DECEMBER 2008 21:53
Abdul said…
Hi cactus, thanks for visiting. yar, mazhab naheen sikhata aapas main baer rakhna. All the best.

8 DECEMBER 2008 12:06
ĉªçtÛs said…
jehan tak zakir nayak n yazid walay mamlay ki baat hai. aisay tu tammam wahabis ya u can say ghair-muqallad musalman saray hi gustak-e-sahaba r.a hoo jaingay

coz bout yazid they have the same opinion which is represented by naik.

baqi aamir bhai kay baray mein comments mein hi kisi sahab nay likhaa ki he is not consistent in his beliefs. nothing more can be said bout him.

8 DECEMBER 2008 21:19
rockstarumer said…
another good column by Dr. Aamir :-)

http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/dec2009-daily/18-12-2009/col3.htm

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