Data Ganj Bakhsh Data Darbar Archive

Deobandi activists of Ulma-e-Deoband justify attack on Data Darbar Lahore: In an expression of medieval sectarian hatred and barbarianism, Deobandi activist of the Ulma-e-Deoband (Pakistan’s largest facebook page of Deobandi Muslims) justified the July 2010 attack on Data Darbar Lahore. The July 2010 Lahore bombings occurred on 1 July
‘Data Darbar had to be destroyed because of Ibn Taymiyya’: An interview with Khaled Ahmed: Source: View Point ‘Data Darbar had to be destroyed because of Ibn Taymiyya’ Sunni-Sunni war was much earlier and it reached a peak in 2006 at Nishtar Park, the year the ISI allowed Sipah-e-Sahaba to stage its show of
“Blackwater responsible for the Data Darbar attack”: We don’t need rabid mullahs or pseudo-liberal poodles of the ISI to propagate wild conspiracy theory in Pakistan, Chief Justice of the Lahore Hight Court is more than enough. According to the Chief Taliban Protector in Punjab, Justice Khwaja
Politics of Sahibzada Fazle Karim: MNA Sahibzada Fazle Karim is a senior member of the PML-N and Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP). JUP is a traditional Barelvi political party, which is moderate in its thinking and is popular with traditional and folk Muslims in Pakistani villages in
Hypocrisy?: A picture is worth a thousand words. Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif is seen here cutting the cake to celebrate United States of America’s Independence Day on 2nd July, 2010, the same day the terrorists hit Data Darbar
Munafiq ki aqeedat – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Here is an analysis of the cruel role played by Jamat-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Insaaf and some pro-Taliban journalists in Pakistan’s war on terror. We will keep exposing terrorists and their apologists through our social journalism platform called Let Us Build Pakistan
Mian Sahab, it’s time for you to examine your counter extremism policy -by Junaid Qaiser: Terrorists have once again attacked the Lahore city, this time their target was the sacred shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri, a Persian Sufi and scholar during the 11th century who significantly contributed to the spreading of
When Data sahib turned malamati – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Like in Iraq, the al Qaeda-Taliban strategy in Pakistan appears to focus on the existing divisions between the major Islamic sects. The jihadists are attempting to play on the historical religious fault-lines in Pakistani society and trigger internal violence
Love in the time of terrorism – by Shehrbano Taseer: Source: Daily Times Terrorism has the capacity to self-destruct; it bears within it the seeds of its own destruction. Sufism has the power to defuse terrorism; it is an internal liberation that jihadism simply cannot offer The two suicide
From General Zia’s martial law to attack on Data Darba – by Zahida Hina: Thanks: Express, 7 July
A tribute to Syed Ali Hajveri – by Kashif Naseer: First published at: Kashif Naseer ka blog زکر انکا جو سید علی کی آغوش میں سر رکھ کے سو جاتے تھے دل کسی غم سے دکھا ہوا ہے، جگرکسی زخم سے چھلنی ہے اور اعصاب کسی سوچ کو سوچ
Let’s say: “Terror has no boundaries” – by Ali Arqam Durrani: It is such a tragedy that everybody is stuck up with ‘who’ questions regarding attacks on Data Darbar (due to denial and conspiracy theories) preventing all of us from discussing the more important ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions. Everyone is
It is no courage to blame sectarian terrorism in Pakistan on CIA, RAW and Blackwater – by Hamid Mir: انتقام مگر پیار سے….قلم کمان …حامد میر یہ بہت ہی بُری خبر تھی لیکن یہ بُری خبر مجھ گناہ گار کو ایک بہت پاکیزہ اور مقدس مقام پر موصول ہوئی۔ جس رات میں مکّہ مکرمہ میں عمرہ ادا کرکے
Apnay lahu ki aag mein jalnay ka waqt hay – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Blame game always affects our unity as a nation.  5 July 1977 reminds us that how one dictator can divert our national priorities from secularism to terrorism.  Here is an urdu article addressing the blame game:
Extremist Deobandis’ war on people’s Islam — by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Source: Daily Times The Deoband philosophy is a rejectionist philosophy, which rejected modernity and saw the British as the embodiment of western irreligious thought and materialism The attack on Hazrat Ali Hajvery’s shrine has struck at the root of
Deobandi terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba rule the country while Pakistani leaders look the other way – by B. Raman: Source: Sri Lanka Guardian An unidentified Barelvi group of Pakistan has disseminated the following through the Internet after the twin suicide explosions in the Data Darbar sufi shrine of Lahore on the evening of July 1,2010, resulting in the
Kashf-ul-Mahjoob (Unveiling the Veiled) – by Syed Ali Hajveri Data Ganj Bakhsh: Download English Translation by M. Ashraf Javed Revelation of Mystery 1 Revelation of Mystery 2 R. A. Nicholson’s 1911 translation can be downloaded from the following link: Book Review Kashf Al-Mahjoob (کشف المحجوب) (Unveiling the Veiled) Author: Sayyad
“No Muslim can do this” – by Dr Khawaja Muhammad Awais Khalil: Attack on Data Darbar is a continuation of the same events in which Pakistanies are under attack by the few ‘Faithfuls’. Its not an event in isolation and its not a solitary attack on Braylvies. Its essentially the same
Nawaz Sharif’s willing surrender to the Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists: Pakistan opposition chief backs talks with Taliban By ASIF SHAHZAD (AP) ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s top opposition leader said Saturday that the government should negotiate with the country’s Taliban militants to ease the relentless security crisis in the nuclear-armed, U.S.-allied
The umbilical connection between PML-N and religious conservatism: Jaag Punjabi jaag – by Aamer Ahmed Khan: It was a priceless line, coming from one of the most powerful politicians in the Punjab. Speaking to BBC’s ‘Newshour’ in the aftermath of Data Darbar’s bombing, Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif said he thinks the term Punjabi
Attack on Data Darbar: Qari Hanif Jalandhari and Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi should be arrested – a demand by the Sunni Ittehad Council: Addressing a charged protest demonstration outside the Data Darbar on Friday, with over 3,000 emotional participants, the leaders of the Sunni (Barelvi) Ittehad Council (SIC) openly advocated violent revenge. Several SIC members vowed to ‘seek revenge’ for ‘the attack
Sufism being victimized – by Amjad Rashid: It is an established fact that Islam’s spread all over happened the world through Sufism and its teachings of love and peace. But in present times, the name of Islam is being used by the extremists, terrorists and ignorant
Hijacking a faith: How an extremist Deobandi ideology rules the Barelvi majority? – by Fawad Manzoor: Picture source: BBC Urdu First Deoband Madrassa was established in 1866 in India. If we look at the history, Deoband is fairly new sect of Islam. Deoband sect slowly worked to make it stronger and they were very active
Setting the national priority right: Fighting faith-based terrorism – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh (Rehmat Allah)’s tomb and the martyrs’ blood demand us to set our priorities as a nation.  The following is not just an article but a thought and a passion right from my heart.
Rana and Mian, the extremist Deobandis of Punjab – by Muhammad Amjad Rashid: The sad incident of terror attacks on Data Darbar has brought out the true faces of the people claiming to be defenders of the democratic system, such as Shahbaz Sharif and especially Rana Sanaullah. Apparently, Shahbaz Sharif and Rana
Written by the ISI, adapted by Syed Talat Hussain: Dear critical readers, Would you like to review an op-ed whose content was developed in Islamabad’s Aabpara office (of the ISI), which was then adapted as a newspaper column by a “leading” Pakistani journalist? Here is a classical example
Will the Barelvi majority in Pakistan stand against terrorism? – by Tanveer Qaiser Shahid: Barelvi Muslims constitute the majority of population in Pakistan. According to an estimate, Sunni Muslims in Pakistan are divided into 60% Barelvis, 30% Deobandis and 10% Ahle Hadith. It is a fact that, in Pakistan, Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba are
Confronting the factories of terrorism – by Khalid Wasti: غیر قانونی اسلحہ کا کاروبار: داتا دربار پر دہشت گردی کے حوالے سے ذات ، برادری ، فرقوں وغیرہ میں بٹی ہوئی قوم کےہر گروہ ، ہر فرقے اور ہر فرد کی زندگی کو دہشت گردی کی کاروائیوں کے
Salim Akhtar – a Pakistani hero: From The News: Data Darbar volunteer sacrifices his life preventing bomber LAHORE: A volunteer at Data Darbar set an example of courage when he sacrificed his life in trying to prevent the bomber here late Thursday night. Salim Akhtar,
Sipah-e-Sahaba’s attack on Lahore’s Data Darbar, at least 37 killed, 175 injured: گنج بخش فیضِ عالم مظہر نورِ خُدا ناقصاں راپیرِ کامل، کاملاں را رہنما Extremist Deobandis of the Sipah-e-Sahaba have once again attacked the Data Di Nagri (Data’s city), Lahore. This time their target was the sacred shrine of Hazrat