India's Dar ul Uloom Deoband ulema declare all Taliban actions un-Islamic

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Dar ul Uloom Deoband ulema term all Taliban actions un-Islamic

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Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 | 04:50 AM PST |




Attacks by ‘vigilantes’ in which innocent people died is not jihad
but ‘individual zulm (oppression)’, said the rector and the head
of faculty of Darul Uloom (Waqf) Deoband.—AP/File



KARACHI: Senior clerics of India’s top seminary whose version of Islam the Taliban claim to follow have denounced the actions of the hardline militia, saying the group does not qualify to enjoy affiliations with the historic madressah.

In an interview with a correspondent of the BBC Urdu Service, the rector and the head of faculty of Darul Uloom (Waqf) Deoband said attacks by ‘vigilantes’ in which innocent people died was not jihad but ‘individual zulm (oppression)’.

Seen in this light, attacks on shrines, barber shops and educational institutions were all un-Islamic. Maulana Saalim Qasimi went to the extent of characterising the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, which was ousted by the US forces in 2001, as ‘un-Islamic’.

He said the Taliban did not comprehend fully the tenets of Islam even though much was made of their ‘Islamic government’.

He said Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who supported the Afghan regime, was not a religious scholar. ‘He is more of a politician than a scholar.’ ‘However, his father, Mufti Mehmood, was a scholar,’ he said.

Maulana Aslam Qasimi, great grandson of Qasim Nanotvi, the founder of the madressah, said the recent statement by Sufi Mohammad that judiciary in Pakistan was un-Islamic was based on misconceptions and ignorance.

He said that Islam embraced concepts like democracy. ‘The spirit of democracy is very much there in Islam, though concepts like democracy have been taking new shapes and forms.’


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Dar ul Uloom Deoband, India: http://www.darululoom-deoband.com/
 

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More double-speak. Note 'innocents' can only ever be muslims. Anyone who rejects the message of Allah and his Prophet Mohammed, is never innocent. It is a form of doublespeak often used when talking about terror, oh we reject the loss of 'innocent life'.

Islam also does not countenance democracy, only religious dictatorship. So I think he is struggling to show precisely where the Taliban has gotten it wrong. Certainly killing muslims other than as required under sharia law would be a 'wrong' bit, but killing anyone else would be quite ok.
 

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For me, the greatest part in the article was the revelation that the D-u-Ul Deoband was their ideological maharushi.
 

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You are simply repeating the interpretation used by extremists, and assuming that the Deobandis are using that particular interpretation.

The ruling also says that Islam "embraces concepts like democracy". Did you forget to read that bit?

Its like you want to believe something, irrespective of what reality is telling you.

More double-speak. Note 'innocents' can only ever be muslims. Anyone who rejects the message of Allah and his Prophet Mohammed, is never innocent. It is a form of doublespeak often used when talking about terror, oh we reject the loss of 'innocent life'.

Islam also does not countenance democracy, only religious dictatorship. So I think he is struggling to show precisely where the Taliban has gotten it wrong. Certainly killing muslims other than as required under sharia law would be a 'wrong' bit, but killing anyone else would be quite ok.
 

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How will it matter what these people in India say about Taliban?
It's better they say things against terror so that any idiot getting brainwashed in India, desists from taking to terror.
 

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