Monday, November 3, 2008

Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Opportunism.

Maulana Fazl ur Rahman [JUI-F]

Maulana Fazl ur Rahman with Jamat-e-Islami Chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed

As per a news in Pakistan's Daily Dawn Monday, 03 Nov, 2008.

The JUI-F leaders and activists are stunned at the land scam reported against their chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, as elders of other politico-religious parties are avoiding to directly comment on it. The opposition leader in the previous National Assembly, Maulana Fazl allegedly got allotted hundreds of kanals of army land in Dera Ismail Khan, NWFP, to play the role of a friendly opposition. The land was reportedly transferred to the name of his personal assistant and brother Lutfur Rehman’s secretary in January 2005.

Partymen stunned: ‘Fazl in land scam’ By Our Staff Reporter Monday, 03 Nov, 2008 09:06 AM PST

Lets go back to history of this Deobandi Anarchy and Calamity:

When it comes to “Fatwa Bazi” {Issuing Religious Decrees}, declaring somebody “Kafir” {Infidel} or Declaring Jihad on ‘Infidels’ particularly against the USA and that too after 9/11 then there could be no comparison with this Deobandi Sect of Muslims. Deobandis of Pakistan particularly of Madressah-e-Haqqania, NWFP or Darul Uloom Binnori Town Karachi would win Trophies with distinction if ever any competition of Issuing Fatwa is held. Late. Maulana Yousuf Ludhiyanvi had written a book in this regard [Ikhtalaf-e-Ummat aur Sirat-e-Mustaqeem (Differences amongst Muslims and Righteous Path)] and there are 18 chapters in that book which deals with Maulana Maudoodi’s so-called Militant Interpretation of Islam. Late. Maulana Ludhiyanvi ruthlessly routed Maulana Maudoodi’s thoughts and his interpretation of Islam so thoroughly well with the help of Quran and Hadith that if any worker of Jamat-e-Islami really believes in Quran and Hadith instead of Maudoodi’s Islam he would quit Jamat-e-Islami then and there. He almost declared Maudoodi as a Deviant Muslim in this book.

The other chapters of the book are related with Shias and other deviant sects in Islam, Maulana Ludhiyanvi has thoroughly ripped apart the “Shia Belief of Imamat” as well and almost declared that keeping this faith or belief on Imamat is virtually a negation of Prophethood. Therefore, as per his decree Shia become deviant rather Infidel as well. This is all very strange from the same Madressah Binnori Town a Fatwa of Jihad against the USA was issued several times after the USA attacked Afghanistan. These Fatwas were mostly issued by Late. Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai {May Allah bless his soul as well in Heavens eternally} but the most funny thing is that both of these Respected Maulanas were the strong supporters of Maulana Masood Azher {A known toady of Fasiq and Fajir Pakistan Army} and before 9/11 these two Maulanas were supported by the Musharraf regime in the 2000 to publicly support Maulana Masood Azher in his political rallies.

The Religious Parties Alliance {MMA} comprised upon the member of 73 sects of Islam and majority of them are Deobandis, and rest of them are Shias, Wahabis and Barelvis. Where goes the book and findings of Maulana Yousuf Ludhiyanvi about Maudoodi, Shias, Barelvis and Ahle-Hadiths {Wahabis} as Deviants? For the sake of Politics and saving the Corporate Interests of Pakistan Army these cursed Mullahs have sold the “ISLAM” in the streets.

Recently, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has supported purchase of F-16s from the United States and said that the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) was not opposed to procuring American military equipment indispensable for the country's defence requirements. "MMA is protesting against American consumer goods, but procurement of military equipment having unmatchable significance for the country's defence is a different matter,” Defence of the country, he maintained, could not be compromised, and added that if the defence requirements could best be met from the American market, then there was no harm in purchasing jets from the US instead of some other country.

He did not agree that the country should use public money for poverty reduction instead of purchasing expensive F-16s. " In my view, Pakistan's defence is indispensable," said Mr Rehman, who is also the general secretary of MMA. He apprehended that US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice's recent visit to Islamabad was "aimed at securing Pakistan's support for Washington's military action against Iran, which could not be ruled out". Similarly, he said, the MMA feared that Pakistan would not only support American action against Iran, but it would also hand over Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to the US. "It is expected from the government after they had supported US's invasion of Afghanistan," said Mr Rehman. {1}.

The above statement of Maulana is itself tantamount to “Kufr” [infidelity] as either he is wrong or Fatwa of Nizamuddin Shamzai against the USA was wrong because you don’t buy weapon from a country or enemy country against whom there is a Fatwa of Jihad. Above all who would save these F-16 planes if we ever get one, as it is obvious keeping in view the way Pakistan Army treated the matter of Nuclear Assets. No doubt Muslims have been ordered in Quran to keep their army strong and armed but not at the cost of hungry mouths and poverty stricken population no way. We have been ordered to keep our army strong but not making it a Parasite and Coprorate Army. But Maulana Fazal has no worry at all about the poor people of this country he is just worried about F-16 from USA, on one hand Maulana Fazalur Rehman apprehending that USA might do this or that in Iran but on the other hand he is supporting the Pakistan Army to purchase Defense Equipment from the USA. What was the need of Fatwa against the US? Why these Mullahs took 4000 innocent young boys to Afghanistan after 911 against the USA and these Rascal Mullahs like Maulana Samiul Haq {JUI-S}, Hafiz Saeed {Lashkar-e-Tayyaba}, Maulana Soofi Mohammad {TNSM}, Maulana Masood Azher {Jaish-e-Mohammad} are roaming around freely and sacrificed the innocent boys in the name of Jihad all around the place in at the altar Pakistan Army Strategic Depths, which ended up in desecration of Islam and only Mullahs are responsible for this bad name given to Islam. Maulana Fazal and other stalwarts in MMA are worried that against Iran Pakistan will be used. Strange, the Sunni-Wahabi Books declared Shia as Infidel and Kafir and a Deobandi Mullah is worried about US attack on Iran and if that was not enough this Shia minority in Pakistan {The Shias, as per Majority of Sunni-Deobandi-Wahabi Scholars is a deviant sect but this very Shia community is in MMA}. Shame on all of you.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, son of a renowned religious scholar and political personality, Maulana Mufti Mahmood, has inherited politics. His father Maulana Mufti Mahmood played a vital role in the politics of Pakistan. Maulana Mufti Mahmood became elected chief minister of North-West Frontier Province in 1972, leader of the opposition in the national assembly of Pakistan and also led the famous Pakistan National Alliance Movement (PNAM) against the allegedly rigged elections held in 1977 by the then prime minister late Zulfaqar Ali Bhutto. Born in 1953 at Abdul Khel village of Dera Ismael Khan, NWFP, Maulana Fazlur Rehman holds a Masters in Religious Studies from Jamia'al Maarf'al Sharia. He entered the political arena early in the 1980s and was elected Secretary General of Jamiate Ulmai Islam (JUI) in 1982 and sustained the position up to 1994. He was then elected amir (head) of his own faction of JUI-Fazalur Rehman 1995 and still heads it. {2}

The fiery speaker played a key role in organising the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD) 1981-1988 against the then dictator, Ziaul Haq. He remained in jail/protective custody for 6-7 years for participation in movements like Khatame Nabuwat, Nizame Mustafa and Movement for Restoration of Democracy on different occasions in the years 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984. {2}

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has traveled to many countries in Europe, Americas, Africa, Middle East, and Asia and has also represented Pakistan in the UN General Assembly. He was elected a member of national assembly thrice: 1988, 1993 and 2002. He was elected Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, National Assembly of Pakistan in 1994. He was elected opposition leader in the National Assembly on 25 May 2003. {2}

Maulana Fazal ur Rehman aka Maulana Diesel:

The Islamist alliance, for its part, had no disagreements with the other parties on the IMF prescriptions for the economy—there is, after all, a neo liberal reading of the Koran—but campaigned vigorously in defence of Islamic laws and against the US presence in the region. There was hardly a day without a newspaper headline highlighting MMA leader Maulana Fazl ur Rehman’s hostility to the American troops: ‘Fazl Demands Expulsion of US Commandos from Tribal Areas’, ‘West Bent on Initiating Civilizations Clash: Fazl’, ‘Fazl Says Sovereignty Mortgaged to US’, ‘Fazl Demands Halt to US Army Operations’, ‘Fazl Urges US Troops Withdrawal’, ‘MMA Vows to Block Hunt for al-Qaeda’, etc. Much of this was pure bluster, but it proved helpful electorally. In discussions with Musharraf, he declared his willingness to establish a coalition with himself as prime minister. When the General pointed out that his anti-Americanism posed a serious problem, the cleric is reported to have replied: ‘Don’t worry about that now. We’ve worked with the Americans in the past. Make me Prime Minister and I’ll sort everything out.’ The offer was declined. The MMA is a six-party alliance, with the Jamaat-Ulema-Islam—Party of Islamic Scholars—and the Jamaat-i-Islami, or Islamist Party, its two main pillars. Both JUI and JI have been active for decades, mainly in the frontier regions of the NWFP and Baluchistan. Traditionally, the JUI considered itself anti-imperialist and was involved in coalition governments with radical secular parties during the seventies, under the leadership of Maulana Mufti Mahmood, Fazl’s father. It had always been hostile to the JI—regarding it as an instrument of the US and Saudi Embassies in Islamabad—and had opposed the military dictatorships of both Ayub and Zia; Mufti Mahmood had attended Peace Conferences in both Moscow and Beijing. His own death came just a few years before the collapse of the Communist world, and his son inherited the party. As a student Fazl had dabbled in poetry, writing verses in both Pashto and Urdu, and publicly declaring that the leftist Faiz Ahmed Faiz was his favourite poet. After his father’s death he continued the old man’s policies, working closely with Benazir Bhutto’s government in the mid-nineties. But whereas the farthest old Mufti had gone was to collect his dollar per diems at international conferences, the son, as befitted the new times, was more market-oriented. In return for his active support for Ms Bhutto he succeeded in procuring a lucrative diesel franchise, which covered large parts of the country—and, after the Pak-Taliban victory, most of Afghanistan as well; it earned him the sobriquet of Maulana Diesel. The bearded, rotund Diesel soon became a great favourite of Benazir’s Interior Minister General Naseerullah Babar, architect of the Taliban triumph in Kabul. Fazl’s political, ideological and commercial links with the Taliban leadership always remained strong, enabling him to outflank his local JI rivals, whose pawn Gulbuddin Hekmatyar—much fêted by Reagan and Thatcher in the eighties—had been effectively sidelined by the new student clerics in Kabul. After the US assault on Afghanistan, the bulk of the Taliban melted into the hills along the Pakistani border. There many of the returnees swelled the ranks of the JUI and other Islamist parties, and the JUI took the lead in organizing mass rallies against the ‘foreign occupiers’. It was Fazl who realized that, given the first-past-the-post system, the Islamists could be wiped out electorally if they remained divided. The Alliance was his initiative and he was duly elected its Secretary-General even though, at 49, he is fifteen years younger than his main coalition rival, Qazi Hussain Ahmed. {3}.

As per former Indian Secretary of Cabinet Division, Defence Analyst and Former Official of Research and Analysis Wing {RAW} Mr. B. Raman:

Rahman is a fundamentalist with a difference, known for his proximity to Benazir Bhutto and her Pakistan People's Party. Despite his fundamentalist orientation, he supported her right to become Prime Minister and opposed the Jamaat-e-Islami campaign in the 1990s against a woman heading the government of an Islamic country. Benazir rewarded him by making him Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee and allegedly asked the Inter-Services Intelligence to place a large amount from its secret fund at his disposal during his travels abroad. The Maulana loves foreign travel and the good things of life. During Benazir's second term as Prime Minister, he spent more time abroad than in Pakistan. the Clinton administration exercised considerable pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government and Lieutenant General Ziauddin, the then DG of the ISI, to help US Special Forces organize a commando raid into Kandahar to capture Osama bin Laden and take him to the US for trial. This pressure was kept up during 1999. Nawaz Sharif, fearing an adverse reaction from Musharraf, his Chief of the Army Staff, was initially hesitant to co-operate. However, after a visit to Washington, DC by Ziauddin after the Kargil war, Nawaz agreed to pressurize the Taliban to hand over bin Laden to the US and, if it refused, to co-operate with US Special Forces in their planned raid. Ziauddin met Mullah Omar at Kandahar in this connection. While sticking to his refusal to hand over bin Laden to the US, Mullah Omar agreed to consider expelling him to another Islamic country. On discovering this, Musharraf, who was not kept in the picture by Nawaz Sharif or Ziauddin, sent Mohammad Aziz, then his Chief of the General Staff, along with Fazlur Rahman to Kandahar to tell Mullah Omar that he should not carry out any instructions received from Ziauddin. It was on discovering this that Nawaz Sharif decided to sack Musharraf and appoint Ziauddin as the COAS, triggering off the October 12, 1999 coup. Following Ziauddin's visit to Kandahar, there were many speculative reports in the Pakistani media that US Special Forces had already arrived in the North-West Frontier Province and were about to raid Kandahar. Fazlur Rahman issued a statement warning the US that if bin Laden were killed or captured, no American national in Pakistan would be safe. A senior US diplomat posted in Islamabad thereupon visited him and reportedly warned him that if any US national in Pakistan came to any harm, it would hold him personally responsible and act against him. Threafter, he lowered his anti-US rhetoric.

After 9/11, Musharraf sent a delegation of Pakistani mullahs headed by Mufti Shamzai to Kandahar to persuade Mullah Omar to hand over bin Laden to the US in order to avert a war. The delegation was accompanied by Lieutenant General Mehmood Ahmed, the then ISI chief. Before going to Kandahar, the mullahs and the ISI chief met Fazlur Rahman at Peshawar. They then met Mullah Omar at Kandahar, returned and reported to Musharraf that the Taliban leader had refused to co-operate. It was said the US discovered from one of its sources in the mullahs' delegation that instead of pressurizing Mullah Omar to hand over bin Laden to the US, the delegation, in Mehmood Ahmed's presence, congratulated him for resisting US pressure and encouraged him to continue to do so. It was after this that the US pressurized Musharraf to remove Ahmed, known to be close to Fazlur Rahman, from his post. He did so on October 7, 2001, and appointed Lieutenant General Ehsanul Haq, then Corps Commander in Peshawar and a close friend of Qazi Hussain Ahmed, as the new DG {now no more}. {4}.


Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistani MNA and leader of the hardline Jamait Ulema-e-Islam, surprised the Indian media when he said the Simla Agreement of 1972 could be the guiding principle for the Kashmir problem. In an exclusive interview with Chief Correspondent Onkar Singh in New Delhi, the Maulana said, We are against American expansionism. We are against the use of power against the innocent people of Afghanistan and Iraq. Though the United States has been saying that Al Qaeda was behind the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, the investigations are far from complete. No evidence has emerged that links Al Qaeda with the terrorist attacks in the US. Then why was a nation so heavily punished and bombarded by the Americans? They have taken over that country. They have installed their own man, Hamid Karzai, as president of Afghanistan. The same thing happened in the case of Iraq. The CIA [Central Intelligence Agency] says that it has no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and yet the Americans and British bombarded that country and took it over. India and Pakistan should work together to put an end to this American expansionism. Who knows where they would come next. {5}.

In the end I would just say that Establishment arranged support of Mian Nawaz Sharif {PML-N} and Imran Khan {Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf} for Jamat-e-Islami and they are arranging the support of Maulana Fazalur Rehman for Benazir Bhutto and PPP, it is also become evident from the statement of recently released Mr. Aisf Ali Zardari from the prison after 9 years in prison due to excellent performance of earlier Ehtisab Bureau of PML-N and then highly excellent performance of National Accountability Bureau {A Gestapo like organization of Pakistan Army} of Generals after 12 Oct 1999.

In view of Religious Decrees of Infidelity and Conter-decree of Infidelity of Mullahs against each other to confuse the General Muslim population, I would just quote this:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الأَحْبَارِ وَالرُّهْبَانِ لَيَأْكُلُونَ أَمْوَالَ النَّاسِ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللّهِ وَالَّذِينَ يَكْنِزُونَ الذَّهَبَ وَالْفِضَّةَ وَلاَ يُنفِقُونَهَا فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ فَبَشِّرْهُم بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ

Interpretation of the Meaning:

O ye who believe! Lo! many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks devour the wealth of mankind wantonly and debar (men) from the way of Allah. They who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah, unto them give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom, {Repentence - IX (Sorra Al-Tauba) Verse 34}.

Prophet Mohammad {PBUH} was most worried about the scholars {particularly Mullahs} and there are verses in Quran and many hadiths in Bukhari, Muslim, Mauta Imam Malik, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Nisa'i and Ibn-e-Maja, the crux of these Hadiths are as:

"The very first group who would be thrown in hell in the life hereafter would be scholars"

"There will be a time amongst you when people will choose imam amongst ignorants and there will be no genuine Scholar in those days and Knowledge will be taken back so people will look towards these Ignorant {in literal "JAHIL"} Scholar who would astray people from the right path by issuing Fatwas without any proper knowledge of Islam"

"A genuine Scholar cannot be fat {if it is natural then alright} as hell will be ignited with the help of these fat scholars"

In the last days there would be people amongst you who will gain the knowledge of Islam just for seeking the world. They will be wearing sheep’s hide to impress people, they will be speaking very softly as if their tongues are made of sugar but their hearts will be worse than Wolves. Allah will say, are you trying to cross Me then Allah will swear upon Himself and will say I will put those people in such an anarchy and confusion that even the brightest among them will be flabbergasted”. {Tirmidhi}.

Near the establishment of the Hour there will be days during which (religious) knowledge will be taken away (vanish) and general ignorance will spread... (Bukhari)

There will come a time for my people when there will remain nothing of the Qur'an except its outward form and nothing of Islam except its name and they will call themselves by this name even though they are the people furthest from it. (Agreed upon)

There will come a time upon the Ummat when people will recite the Qur’an, but it will not go further than their throats, (into their hearts). (Bukhari)

A time will come when a man will not care about how he gets things, whether lawful or unlawful. (Bukhari)

Wolves will give readings in the End Times. Let those who come to see those times seek shelter from their evil in Allah. They will be very corrupt people. Hypocrisy will prevail, and nobody will be ashamed of it and its manifestations. (Tirmidhi, Nawadir al-'usul)

There will appear in latter times a people who will gain this world with the help of religion. (Tirmidhi)

Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] said, “In the End Times men will come forth who will fraudulently use religion for worldly ends and wear sheepskins in public to display meekness. Their tongues will be sweeter than sugar, but their hearts will be the hearts of wolves.” (Tirmidhi)

In the End Times of the community of the faithful, people, those who adorn the mosques but leave their own hearts in ruins, who fail to look after their religion as much as they do their clothes, who forsake their religious obligations for the sake of their activities in this world, will increase in number. (Agreed upon)

The Hour will come when voices are raised in the mosques. (Tirmidhi)

The Hour will come when leaders are oppressors. (Al-Haythami, Kitab al-Fitan)

There will come a time for my people when… the mosques will be full of people but they will be empty of right guidance. (Agreed upon)

A time will come when the hypocrites will live secretly among you, and the faithful will try to live their religion in secret among others. (Agreed upon)

A time will come upon people in which they will use the Masjid as a pavilion (a meeting place). (Narrated by Hasan (r.a.)

Let him who reads the Qur’an ask (his reward) from Allah. Because in the final times there will be many people who read the Qur’an and seek their reward from other people. (Tirmidhi)

When the Qur’an is read as if singing a song, and when a person is esteemed for reading in that way, even though he is not knowledged …(Al-Tabarani, Al-Kabir)

At that time, people will sell their religion for a small amount of worldly goods. (Musnad Ahmad)

The Last Hour will not come before there come forth thirty Dajjals (imposters), each presenting himself as an apostle of Allah. (Abu Dawood).


Fazl supports F-16 purchase from US By Bureau Report {1}.


Beware the Maulana! B Raman July 23, 2003 13:43 IST. {4}


Fazl’s comments draw flak from fellow Islamists

Why did the Pak Maulana visit Deoband? Ehtasham Khan in New Delhi July 18, 2003 00:40 IST.

1 comment:

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