Hindus can’t be dubbed ‘kafir’, says Jamiat

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    Hindus can’t be dubbed ‘kafir’, says Jamiat

    NEW DELHI: A major Muslim body has opposed Hindus being dubbed as `kafirs' and pointed out that though the term does not have any derogatory connotations, it should be avoided to promote understanding between the two communities.

    Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, a religio-educational organisation with a hold over the Deoband seminary, said on Monday that it was not in favour of Hindus being branded as kafirs in any Islamic discourse.

    "Strictly speaking, the word `kafir' only means someone not belonging to Islam; but if its use hurts anyone the term should be avoided," Jamiat spokesman and a member of the Deoband faculty, Abdul Hamid Naumani, told TOI.

    "One can call someone non-Muslim, but not kafir by any means," he said, referring to the demand of VHP leader Ashok Singhal.

    Singhal has written a letter to Deoband authorities to take steps to correct two `inaccuracies' — past references in Islamic texts to India as Dar-ul-Harb or an enemy country and reference to Hindus as kafirs.

    Naumani said the idea of India as a hostile country had been part of the anti-British struggle during the Raj. "That concept is no longer relevant, it is now Dar-ul-Aman," he said.

    Explaining the change in the assessment of India by the Islamic school, Naumani said, "If Muslims get elected through a democratic process and can hold important positions, how can India become a hostile land."

    He said Deoband had not yet received Singhal's letter. "We will reply to it as and when it reaches us," he said.

    Naumani, however, questioned Singhal's motive in raising such matters and dismissed them as non-issues. "I suspect they are trying to divert people's attention from fresh revelations about the Gujarat riots," he said.

    Hindus can’t be dubbed ‘kafir’, says Jamiat - The Times of India
     
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    Finally, something good. Not that it made a difference to us before, but it will definitely reduce hatred and anger pakis.
     
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    Are Chinese kafirs? Being communists and pork lovers? Pakistani members
    Have mixed answers .
     
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    Kutte ki dum kabhi sidhi nahin ho sakti.

    There maybe comestic or politically correct speeches, but bottomline remains unchanged. The "peacefuls" will never change the holier than thou mentality.

    See what they do to their own shia, ahmedias etc.
     
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    now i dont know wether it is just lip service or what, this also means that deobandi were enemies of India and hindu until now......

    what does @Blackwater has to say?
     
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    of course one should not and cannot dub hindus kafir in the country which itself is homeland to hinduism.
     
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    its the pakis who r more in kufur and non kufur, not all muslims
     
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