Jamaat-e-Islami Archive

An open letter to the leadership and workers of the PPP – by Shuja: With the drop out of the JUI from the ruling coalition, the PPP government suddenly looks vulnerable. And the fact is that it has become vulnerable. The possibility of the revival of defunct MMA has already been raised. The
Pakistan’s powerful religious right: How Islam has shaped modern Pakistan – by Urmila Venugopalan: It’s Unfortunate that native Sufi Islam in Pakistan has become threatened by Wahabi Islam(Saudi Arabia’s official Islamic ideology), especially in many areas of the northwestern area and southern Punjab. The mordancy, of course, is that Wahabism was imported into
Blasphemy laws, extremists’ reaction and life threatening comments: Related Articles: Now the whole world demands: repeal Pakistan’s blasphemy law Asia Bibi likely to be pardoned by President Asif Ali Zardari Shia physician charged with blasphemy in Hyderabad Sindh The impact of blasphemy laws on human rights It
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Khaal and the future coalition government of Pakistan – by Bawa: In a recent interview (published on 18 Nov 2010) with Michelle Shephard of The Star, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, claimed that he had no doubt of his future success. Khan waves away the naysayers with a
Pakistan must refrain from military operation in North Waziristan – by Zalaan: آ ئی ایس آئی ضیاء الحق گروپ اور طالبان کے نمائندے ،جماعت المنافقین کے امیر منور حسن نے ایک بار پھر پور کمینے پن کا مظاہرہ کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ” دہشتگردوں کا مقابلہ صرف مزاکرات ہی سے ممکن
Karachi’s civil war: politics by other means – By Dr Mohammad Taqi: About 90 people — 12 in just one instance — were assassinated in Karachi earlier this week and approximately 1,300 have been killed in various acts of violence in the city this year. These are not random or targeted
Fragile democracy and 64-channels media cottage industry – by Chaudhry Ahmed Khan: I recently came across a comment by the President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, which really struck me for its succinct and bold portrayal of the Pakistani media. The President was countering one of the many false impressions
Taliban, Jamaat-i-Islami and post-Islamism – by Ali Arqam: The killing spree of the Taliban in Pakistan is not limited to combatants, notwithstanding the propaganda of their Pakistani apologists. It extends to non-combatant civilians, minority sects, tribal elders, journalists, educationists, members parliament, clergy and intellectuals. Even shrines and
The party of the old guard-Irfan Hussain: One striking aspect of the last US presidential election was Barack Obama’s ability to connect with young Americans, and draw them into the political process. Alas, this kind of political engagement is entirely missing in Pakistan. In a recent
MQM’s illiberal politics and religious rhetoric: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) which portrays itself as the the only liberal and secular party in Pakistan which opposed religious fanaticism and terrorism and it has been the main ally of the government of Pakistan and the United States
Objectives of Pakistani Conspiracy Theorists – by Anas Abbas: Objective 1. To denigrate Baluchistan’s resistance movements and to present a picture where the blame of all Baluch sufferings go to foreign elements even though the real culprits are the Punjabi elite and the Pakistan army for their military
The alleged Plot to kill Justice Sharif: A wishful thinking of Ansar Abassi (part 1) – by Fawad Manzoor: Related articles: Part 2 Here it goes again. When I read the name of Ansar Abbasi in the papers immediately my mind runs to the story books we used to read when we were kids. Famous character in those
Canada Terror plot and the doctrine of armed Jihad – by Tarek Fatah and Salma Siddiqui: “Jihad is as much a primary duty as are daily prayers or fasting. One who avoids it is a sinner. His every claim to being a Muslim is doubtful. He is plainly a hypocrite who fails in the test
‘Pakistan—Marvelous people, dangerous confusions’ – By Shiraz Paracha: It was a very hot and bright day in July when I entered the main hall of a newly built private hospital in Peshawar for a medical checkup. A wave of cool breeze touched my face as I opened
Daughters of Al Huda: A Farhat Hasmi enteprise – by Khaled Ahmed: We are wrong to look for terrorist tracts in the madrassa. The suicide bomber is not made through syllabi but through isolation from society. When we wish to produce a normal citizen we begin by socialising the child. Anyone
Mad in the middle- By Nadeem F. Paracha:   The political and social aspects of Islam in Pakistan can be seen as existing in and emerging from three distinct clusters of thought. These clusters represent the three variations of political and social Islam that have evolved in
Fatima Bhutto: please focus on fiction- by Nasima Zehra Awan: Pakistan may have lost a talented fiction writer when Fatima Bhutto went into journalism. Clearly, she is adept at spinning a tale, fudging facts and re-defining reality in a manner that is the exclusive domain of talented story tellers.
Natural Disasters and the Terrorist Connection: Government needs to be on the watch!- by Aley: The recent floods in Pakistan have resulted in a colossal loss of life and property and require the government to go an extra mile for the rehabilitation of the victims. Yet a very important aspect which needs attention from
MQM: Ethnicity and Politics of Violence- by Raza Habib Raja: At the onset I would like to acknowledge that I have very mixed feelings about MQM. At one hand, I like its relatively secular approach and its demonstrated commitment to denounce hardliners when everyone else was actually going for
In defence of Shahbaz Bhatti: Aalmi Majil-e-Tahfuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat (AMTKN) is demanding sacking of federal minority minister Shahbaz Bhatti after his critical comments against the blasphemy law. He made this comment after killing of two Christian brothers in Faisalabad . Previously, Shahbaz bhatti received threat for pursuing
Sun from the East- by Ali Irtiza: The Bangladeshi government has ordered mosques and libraries across the country to remove all books written by a controversial Islamic scholar. The chief of the government-funded Islamic Foundation told the BBC that the books by Syed Abul Ala Maududi
Poets and Hawks: On Pak India War Hysteria by Farooq Sulehria: Once again Pak India peace dialogue is underway, this time between the foreign ministers. Too much is posted and published on the various aspects of Paki India relations, basic issues, Kashmir conflicts, the newly hyped water conflict etc etc.
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
Those who sell hate in the name of religion – by Farhan Q: مذہب جن کا پیشہ ہے مسلہ سارا یہ ہے کہ مولویوں نے حقوق کی جنگ کو اسلام کی جنگ بنادیا ،اور حکومت کرنا جو ایک اتظامی معاملہ ہے ،اسے بھی اسلامی بنا دیا امریکا سے لڑائی چین کی بھی
JI Mentor Maudoodi exposed – by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Pakteahouse Co-editor Yasser Latif Hamdani has shared with us this piece exposing the hypocricy of JI and their mentor Maudoodi. We are posting it here from the pakteahouse blog. Here is an English translation of the 10 Urdu quotations
Jamaat-e-Islami’s agenda for Pakistan – by Shiraz Paracha: LUBP Exclusive Islam is a religion of peace but Jamat-i-Islami has imposed a completely opposite and false version of Islam in Pakistan with the help of civil and military bureaucracy, especially during the past 30 years. Some in the
Special report on Jamaat-e-Islami – by Amir Mateen: Special Report on the JI (Part-1) Monday, May 31, 2010 By Amir Mateen MANSURA: The change of Jamaat-i-Islami’s leadership from Qazi Hussain Ahmad to its new Ameer Syed Munawwar Hassan is a singularly important event that has, so far,
Sovereignty Belongs to Maulana Maududi – by Hakim Hazik: By: Hakim Hazik God does not normally communicate with politicians these days. There are people who claim to be directly in communication with God. They are more likely to be found in long stay psychiatry facilities. If they are
Mullah of Jamaat-e-Islami, the child molester: Here is a news report from daily The News describing how a local Taliban leader, a mullah in a Jamaat-e-Islami madrassah, was involved in child molesting. This shows the real hypocritical character of these munafiqeen who are raping Islam
MCC condemns massacre of Ahmadiya Muslims in Pakistan: MCC is a grassroots organization founded by Tarek Fatah that provides a voice to Muslims who are not represented by existing organizations; organizations that are either sectarian or ethnocentric, largely authoritarian, and influenced by a fear of modernity and
hami qatl ho rahe hein, hami qatl kar rahe hein – by Obaidullah Aleem: By Abdul Nishapuri Here is a tribute to our Ahmadi brothers (and their families) who were mercilessly martyred yesterday (by the Punjabi Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba) while offering the Friday prayers in two mosques in Lahore. This poem was written
No more – by Chauhdry Ahmad Khan: Pakistan is reeling from the murder of 70 of its own citizens-massacred due to their faith by the self-appointed guardians of faith. Anyone with a shred of conscience left in Pakistan should declare themselves as Ahmadi – “I am
The Facebook shame – by Ahmad Rafay Alam: source : The News There’s a new joke doing the rounds: what’s the difference between Facebook and the Lashkar-e-Taiba? Answer: Facebook is banned in Pakistan. The Lahore High Court’s un-technical appreciation of social networking sites, the mechanics of the
Taliban terrorist (official of Jamaat-e-Islami) ‘successfully’ acquitted by a military court in Pakistan: Nadeem Ahmed Shah reaches home as military court acquits him from all accusations RAWALPINDI, (SANA): A military court acquitted Nadeem Ahmad Shah advocate from all the accusations after which he reached home here on Saturday. President of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)
Ban on Ajoka’s Burkavaganza: Unveiling freedoms – by Afiya Shehrbano: Unveiling freedoms I believe Samia R Qazi of the Jamaat-e-Islami was right to campaign for a ban on Ajoka’s Burkavaganza– but for very different reasons. If Samia Qazi had just sat through one showing, she would’ve realised that the
Of friends and fire: Taliban’s violence against the JI and Khalid Khwaja – by Nadeem Paracha: On April 19, a Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) rally in Peshawar was attacked by a suicide bomber. The gruesome attack was allegedly engineered and undertaken by members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The irony is that the JI are one of
Chameleons: Pakistani politicians’ approach towards Taliban – by Farooq Sulehria: The suicide blast in Peshawar on April 19 that claimed 23 lives was a little different, in the sense that instead of targeting the ANP, as usual, the suicide bomber chose a Jamaat-e-Islami demonstration to detonate himself. The Naib
A tale of a jihadi Mullah who did not want to join the Afghan jihad – by Nadeem Paracha: A tale of two calls A month before Benazir Bhutto decided to return from exile in 1986 to challenge the Ziaul Haq dictatorship, I was an 18-year-old student at a local college in Karachi. Studying economics and commerce, I
Independence of judiciary and supremacy of parliament – by Khalid Wasti: تابوت میں آخری کیل ============ عدلیہ کی آزادی —- پارلیمینٹ کی بالا دستی ========================== کیا آپ کسی معقول انسان کا حوالہ دے سکتے ہیں کہ اس نے پارلیمینٹ کی آزادی اور عدلیہ کی بالا دستی کی بات کی ہو؟
JI still in a state of denial: Monday’s suicide bombing in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani bazaar was an outrageous suicide attack that left some two dozen people dead and many more injured. The victims were mostly Jamaat-i-Islami supporters attending a rally. It is still not certain whether