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"Maududi is not a man of religion but a politician. He has a fluent style in the Urdu language, but the sins his books cause are much greater than their benefit. Their harm is much more. Their evils surpass their good effects. He tries to blemish as-Sahaba especially in his books, including the Khulafat ar-rashid (radi-Allahu 'anhum). He alters the terminology of Islam and blessed Ayats.''  more



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Jamaat-e-Islami (means: "Islamic Party" Jamaat, JI) is an Islamic political movement founded in Lahore, Pakistan, by Abul Ala Maududi on 26 August 1941.[1] Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan is the oldest religious party in Pakistan.[1] Today the name is also used by other separate organizations, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, and an autonomous existence in the Indian held Kashmir, also in Sri Lanka.[1]


JI states that they seek an Islamic government in Pakistan through peaceful change, "We have to convince the people that a ‘Bloody Revolution’ is a path leading to destruction and the ‘Islamic Revolution’ is the path ensuring true change and deliverance."[2]


The JI envisions a state governed by Islamic law and opposes Westernization--including capitalism, socialism, and such practices as bank interest, birth control, and relaxed social mores.[3] While JI states, "The Muslim woman is accorded full spiritual and intellectual equality with man...", their position on women's rights is from a "Islamic point of view" which is at odds with international beliefs of equal rights.[4]


Members are often referred to, usually by others, as Jamaatis. The latter is also used as an adjective for certain political viewpoint or attitude. They stand often accused by Western and secular organizations of participating in terrorist acts and of propagating Islamic Fundamentalism in Pakistan. Their rhetoric instill "the spirit of jihad and martyrdom" among their adherents and portray India and Russia as the enemy of Pakistan.[5]


Qazi Hussain Ahmed, president of JI, said Pakistan-administered Kashmir was the base-camp for the jihad (holy war) in Indian-administered Kashmir and protested Pakistan's attempts to restrict armed militants moving across the border.[6]


Pakistan's Interior Minister Makhdoom Faisel Saleh Hayat spoke about alleged links between JI and al-Qaeda, "All of the activists and terrorists who have been apprehended in recent months have had links to the Jamaat-e-Islami, whether we have arrested them in Lahore or here or Karachi....They have been harboring them." He and other analysts add, however, that they do not believe there is an official policy to support Al Qaeda fugitives by the Jamaat or other United Front members.[7]



Source: Wikipedia


  1. ^ a b c Jamaat-e-Islami
  2. ^ Our Prorgramme: An Islamic Revolution, 1997-8-27, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Retrieved 2007-6-19
  3. ^ a b c d e f Jamaat-i-Islami Federal Research Division US Library of Congress
  4. ^ a b Woman in Islam, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Retrieved 2007-6-19
  5. ^ The creed of Theo-Fascism,IDP
  6. ^ a b c Musharraf denounced over Kashmir, 2002-6-11, BBC News, Retrieved 2007-6-19
  7. ^ Al Qaeda-Pakistani ties deepen, 2003-3-6, The Christian Science Monitor, Retrieved 2007-6-19


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Abu'l Ala Maududi (1903-1979) was probably the most well known leader of the various "Salafi" movements in his time. He founded the political party known as Jama'at al-Islami in 1941 with the aim to revive Islam in the Indian subcontinent as well as establish a true Islamic state. The aims seemed to be noble initially, but as he gained prominence through his writings and speeches (many of which have been translated into various languages), he lost the confidence of the majority of the Ulama ]scholars] in the Indian subcontinent; be they Deobandi/Tablighi or Barelvi.

A number of fatawa [religious edicts] were passed on him and his Jama'at due to some ideas championed by Maududi, and subsequently backed, funded and published by a section of the government appointed scholars of wahhabi "Salafi-Saudi" Arabia. We will mention some of his famous declarations by the aid of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala below.









Fatwa about the Deviation of Mawdudi


Mawdudi was one of the descendants of Khwaja Qutb ad-din Mawdud al-Chishti, a notable of the Chishtiyya Tariqa. Hadrat Muinuddin al-Chishti of Ajmar (Rahmatullahi 'Alayh) was Qutb ad-din's caliph, one of those who were ordered and given permission by him to guide the people who wanted to learn. Mawdudi was born in Hydarabad in 1321 (1903). He died in the United States and was buried in Pakistan in 1399 (1979). He began to earn his living as an accountant. With his first book, Holy War in Islam (1927), he spread his revolutionary ideas1. When it was translated into Arabic, it influenced Hasan al-Banna's thoughts and caused him to revolt against the government in Egypt and to be killed. Mawdudi's inefficiency in knowledge has brought innumerable Muslims like this to substantial and spiritual death, for no Islamic scholar has ever taken any interest in politics or thought of revolution. They have guided people to the right course through knowledge and advice. They have known that Islam would spread not through revolution but through knowledge, justice and morals. Mawdudi strove to solve all the main principles of Islam with his own reason and always departed from Islamic scholars and Islamic knowledge. If one observes his books minutely, one will easily see that he was in a struggle of disseminating his own thoughts under the name of Islam. He put Islam into various shapes in order to adapt it to modern forms of government. He shaped Islam's institution of caliphate according to his imagination and attacked almost all the caliphs. The annihilation of Islamic scholars, and consequently of Islamic knowledge, by the British and their servants facilitated the spread of his aberrant ideas. The ignorant people who were not at a level to read and understand the books of Islamic scholars readily thought of him as a scholar, as a mujahid. His political thoughts were considered extensive Islamic knowledge.

Mawdudi managed to take advantage of this state of languor in Muslims. Rendering the religion a means for political purpose, he approached politicians. He interfered with the national movement of Indian Muslims. In order to appropriate the accomplishments of vigilant Muslims and Islamic strugglers, he produced many articles in which he played the part of national leadership and inspiration. Acting very cleverly, he took the lead of the party. Whereas, those who suggested the idea of Pakistan's establishment and who worked for this purpose were numerous others led by Ali Jinnah. While Ali Jinnah was arousing in the Indian Muslims the idea of independence and inviting them to unity, Mawdudi made demands for his personal advantages. In order to prevent disunion, a fatwa was issued for his imprisonment. His instigation was suppressed and Pakistan became firmly established in 1366 (1947), and he was freed in 1950. As the pure Muslims of the Ahl as-Sunnat pursued the cause of Islam within the new state, Mawdudi began to busy the minds with a false religion named "Qadianism", and consequently in 1953, he was judged and imprisoned for 26 months more. While he was in prison, a constitution defending Muslims was prepared and accepted in 1956, but as soon as he got out of the prison his articles inoculating with revolutionary ideas made a mess. He caused the constitution to be prohibited and martial law to be declared. In 1962, the new constitution was carried into effect. But Mawdudi did not keep quiet. He caused the organization of Jamaat al-Islami to be closed. He was imprisoned again in the early 1964, but under the amnesty he was freed a little later. By shouting "human rights" and "justice", he fell for the idea of raising a rebellion. He opened way to tumults in Kashmir. Indians took advantage of this and attacked Kashmir. The government met horrible and difficult situations. Dissatisfied with all these eccentricities, Mawdudi co-operated in an underhand way with those (Najdiyya) in Saudi Arabia. He was enrolled as a member of the assembly of consultation in Medina, which had been established in order to spread anti-madhhabism in every Muslim country. Yet the hadith, "Upon him who helps a cruel person, Allahu ta'ala sends that cruel person to worry him," manifested and he was imprisoned by those whom he wanted to approach.

Muhammad Yusuf Banuri, Rahmatullah alayh (d. 1397/1977), one of the prominent scholars of Islam in Pakistan, Director of the Karachi Madrasa and the Head of the Pious Foundations of the Pakistani Madrasas, wrote in detail in his book Al-ustad al-Mawdudi that Abu 'l-ala Mawdudi (Mawdudi) was anti-madhhabite and unqualified in Islam.2 Muhammad Yusuf wrote:


"As an unfortunate coincidence in his youth, Mawdudi employed a mulhid named Niyaz Fathpuri as his secretary, whose heretical ideas demoralized him. With the help of his secretary, he could give articles to various periodicles and made his living on writing. Then he took hold of the directorate of the Jamiyyat al-'Ulama' al-Hind, later editing the periodicle Muslim with the help of Mufti Muhammad Kifayatullah and Shaikh Ahmad Said ad-Dahlawi. He started the periodicle Tarjuman al-Qur'an in 1352 (1933). Later the founded the Dar al-Islam with his four friends namely Muhammad Mauzir Numani, Abu 'l-Hasan 'Ali Nadwi Luknawi, Amin Ahsan al-Islahi and Masud 'Alim an-Nadwi. At last he established Al-Jamaat al-Islamiyya in 1360 (1941). He wrote many articles with his fluent pen. He won the appreciation and praise of great scholars such as Shaikh Munazir Ahsan al-Geilani, Sayyid Sulaiman an-Nadwi and 'Abdulmajid Daryabadi. When he began to spread his ideas, there arose doubts in the long-sighted men of knowledge. Against his book, Shaikh Munazir Ahsan al-Geilani was the first who wrote criticism under the heading "A New Kharijite" in the periodicle Sidq al-jadid which was edited by 'Abdulmajid Daryabadi. Then Sayyid Sulaiman an-Nadwi and Husain Ahmad al-Madani wrote refutations against Mawdudi."

 "The reason for the heresy of Mawdudi was that he learned religious information from the non-authority. He could not gain any skill in the Arabic sciences. He could not attain to the sohbat of real religious scholars. He was not successful in reading, writing or speaking English and Arabic. All the Arabic books that he edited were written in Urdu originally, later being translated into Arabic by Shaikh Masud 'Alim an-Nadwi and his disciple. Because the author was written as Mawdudi on their covers, the readers thought that Mawdudi wrote them in Arabic."

"Mawdudi is not a man of religion but a politician. He has a fluent style in the Urdu language, but the sins his books cause are much greater than their benefit. Their harm is much more. Their evils surpass their good effects. He tries to blemish as-Sahaba especially in his Urdu books. He defames Hadrat 'Uthman (radi-Allahu 'anh), the Khulafat ar-rashid (radi-Allahu 'anhum). He alters the terminology of Islam and blessed Ayats. He insults at the Salaf as-Salihin. All his writings openly reveal his desire for position and fame. The members of the Rabitat al-Alam al-Islami, which was founded by the la-madhhabi, and many men of religious post in the Najd and Riyadh all love him and spread his Arabic books all over the world. Among them are Kusaymi, the author of Sarra', and Nasiruddin al-Albani, a Khariji mudarris at the Jamiat al-Madina. Muhammad Zakariyya, a Pakistani man of religion, liked Mawdudi's writings at first, but later he wrote a letter of advice to him and published a booklet covering his heretical opinions when he understood his heresy and deviation. Doctor 'Abdurrazzaq Hazarawi Pakistani translated this booklet into Arabic and published it adding his comments. Those who read it will understand Mawdudi's opinions openly. Some of his opinions are of fisq (immorality, outright sin); some are bidat'; some are ilhad (heresy); some reveal his ignorance in Islam, and some others show that he has not understood religious knowledge well. His various writing contradict one another."

 "Great Muslim scholars of India of every madhhab congregated at Jamiyyat al-'Ulama' in Delhi on the 27th of Shawwal, 1370 (August 1, 1951) and reached the conclusion that Mawdudi and his Al-Jamaat al-Islamiyya caused the destruction and deviation of Muslims and published this fatwa (decision) in a book and in papers." [Al-ustad al-Mawdudi, p.7. Reproduced in Arabic by Hakikat Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1977.] And the scholars of Pakistan passed a resolution that Mawdudi was a heretic who tried to make others heretics; this resolution was edited once again in the Akhbar al-Jamiyya in Rawalpindi on the 22nd of February, 1396 (1976)."

 "A certain group in the Muslim world propagandize Muhammad 'Abduh, Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb's ideas which are against al-Islam, as if they were of ingenuity. They introduce their rebellious ideas as a struggle of heroism. Lest the pure youngsters should fall for these tricky propagandas and false appraisals, we have conveyed the truth of the matter above. The greatest proof for the correctness of these writings, which have been derived from sources searched for a long time, and for the validity of the identification of these people is Mawdudi's own words, which are incompatible with Islam's basic teachings and which are written in the paragraphs above. May Allahu ta'ala protect Muslim children against being tricked by heretical, aberrant ideas. Amin."



  1. Mawdudi was a CIA agent. He goes by the following kunya: 1.) Syed Abul-Ala Mawdudi. 2.) Maulana Maududi. Muslims who love the Beloved Last Messenger (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) should avoid all of his literature at all costs, and if they own any of his works, they should burn them in order to safegaurd their Deen from the was-waas of Shaytan.

  2. It is to be noted that Mawdudi never attended nor received an education from an Islamic Institution. Muslims should note that all of his shaytanic interpretations are upon the basis of his own wishes/desires.




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 Mas'ud ibn Zahur ibn Hamid'ullah Ahmed Khan al-Jarral al-Hanafi

Abu'l Ala Maududi (1903-1979) was probably the most well known leader of the various "Salafi" [Wahhabi] movements in his time. He founded the political party known as Jama'at al-Islami in 1941 with the aim to revive Islam in the Indian subcontinent as well as establish a true Islamic state. The aims seemed to be noble initially, but as he gained prominence through his writings and speeches (many of which have been translated into various languages), he lost the confidence of the majority of the Ulama in the Indian subcontinent; be they Deobandi/Tablighi or Barelvi.

A number of religious edicts were passed on him and his Jama'at due to some ideas championed by Maududi , and subsequently backed, funded and published by a section of the government appointed scholars of "Salafi-Saudi" Arabia. We will mention some of his famous declarations by the aid of Allah below.

Despite facing a number of setbacks, this political party is still active today in the subcontinent, as well as in the Western world; where it has managed to proselytize its activities and ideas by channeling it through a number of well funded Saudi-backed umbrella groups.

The names of these groups may be different but the aims and intentions are practically the same; and generally it is at core a wing of Salafiyyism in its many divisive and sub-divisive forms that exist in the Muslim lands today. To name but a few of these groups based in the occident may enlighten the reader to some extent.

Here in England the Jama'at al-Islami has been represented to the best of my knowledge in the shade of some of the following groups: UK Islamic Mission, Young Muslims (YM), Young Muslim Organization (YMO), and most notoriously the academic and cultural representative of the Jama'at has been expressed and promoted by the Islamic Foundation based in Leicester, UK.

Needless to say, the above groups are all in one form or another admirers of Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn al-Qayyim, Ibn Abdal Wahhab; as well as having some members who respect al-Albani to a certain degree.

Our aim is not to belittle or dishonor the members of the above named groups, but to warn and advise its unsuspecting members as well as the "Salafi" movements in the West who never condemn Maududi in general,[157] the true nature of Maududi and his party's beliefs to the best of our knowledge and sincerity.

We have derived most of the following quotes from a work compiled by Muhammad Yusuf Ludhianvi,[158] entitled: Differences in the Ummah and the Straight Path.[159] To the introduction of another book written by Ludhianvi,[160] there is a brief review of Maududi's life and works, by the late Muhaddith of Pakistan: Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Banuri,[161] in the following words[162] :

I admired many things about Maududi Saheb and detested many. For a long time I did not wish to degrade him. I felt that from his innovated style of presentation the modern generation could benefit. Although at times such compositions appeared from him that it was not possible to endure it, but taking into consideration the (religious) well being, I tolerated and kept silent. I did not foresee that this (mischief) would spread worldwide and have a detrimental effect on the Arab world; that every day from his master pen new buds would keep on blossoming, and indecent words would be used regarding the Sahabah kiraam Ridhwanullahi Alayhim and the Anbiyya (Prophets) Alayhimus Salaam. Later on, such things appeared daily in the DeenifitnahTafhimul Quraan. [163]

Now it has become known without doubt that his writings and publications are the greatest fitnah of the present time, notwithstanding a few beneficial treatises that have appeared. It is the case of, 'and the sin of them is greater than their usefulness.'[164] Now that stage has been reached where to keep silent seems to be a great crime. It is regretted that for forty years an offensive silence was kept. Now the time has dawned, where without fear of rebuttal and censure all his writings from A to Z should be thoroughly studied with a view to fulfill the demands for the preservation of the Deen with Haqq (truth) and justice.

Yusuf Ludhianwi said[165]:

You are aware that Prophethood is a very sensitive issue. Any expression which debases a Nabi is inappropriate. Examine the entire treasure of ahadith of Nabi (peace be upon him) and you will not find the minutest doubt regarding any Nabi (peace be upon them), but Maududi's pen, even after reaching the sanctuary of Prophethood, remains unacquainted with respect. Without compunction he mentions:

(a) The example of Musa (peace be upon him) is that of a hasty conqueror who continues marching without reinforcing his authority. Behind him in the captured land a revolt spreads like fire in a jungle.[166]

(b) Hadrat Dawud (peace be upon him) was influenced by the general custom of the Israeli society of his era and requested Urya to divorce his wife.[167]

(c) There was a carnal desire in the act of Hadrat Dawud (peace be upon him) and he misused his authority. It was an act which did not suit any acquiescent person in the government.[168]

(d) Hadrat Nuh (peace be upon him) was overcome by his human deficiency and he became prey to the emotions of ignorance.[169]

(e) The statement of Hadrat Yusuf (peace be upon him), 'Appoint me as a treasurer of the land' according to him was not merely a request for the post of treasury, as some people presume, but it was a demand for dictatorship. As a result of this, the position which Yusuf (peace be upon him) achieved was very much similar to the position Mussolini [170] held.[171] (f) Hadrat Yunus (peace be upon him) was negligent in the duty of Prophethood. Presumably he left his place before time after loosing his patience.[172]

After analyzing the severe consequences of the above statements made by Maududi, Yusuf Ludhianvi noted on the hundred and twenty first page of his above named work:

Whoever has read Maududi's book Khilafat wa Mulukiyat[173] will testify that the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them all) are openly degraded in it, and the author's animosity for the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them) is quite apparent.

Under the title "Termination of the superiority of the law", Maududi writes:

(a) "Another abominable innovation that originated in the rise of Mu'awiyah is that he and the governors under his command used to vilify and swear at Hadrat Ali (radiallahu anhu) from the pulpit, to such an extent that even in Masjidun Nabawi[174] on the minbar of Rasulullah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) right in front of the Rowdah-e-Nabawi, the beloved cousin of Nabi (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to be vilified. The descendants and relatives of Ali (radiallahu anhu) used to bear this abuse. To swear at any person after his death, besides the Islamic illegality is ethically despicable. To pollute the Jummah (Friday sermon) with this filth was an extremely repulsive act.[175]

(b) Hadrat Mu'awiyah (radiallahu anhu) openly violated the Qur'an and Sunnah in the matter of the distribution of the booty. According to the Qur'an and the hadith, one fifth of the total spoils of war were to be given to the public treasury and the remaining four portions were to be distributed amongst the army that participated in the battle. But Mu'awiyah gave the order that the gold and silver were to be first taken out for him and the remaining distributed according to the Shari rule." [176]

(c) The enrolling of Ziyad ibn Sumayah was also one of the acts of Mu'awiyah which he perpetrated for political aims and thereby contravened an accepted law of Shari'ah. This was a completely unlawful act.[177]

(d) Hadrat Mu'awiyah regarded his governors as above the law and openly rejected Shar'i proceedings against their violations."[178]

If one wishes to discover more vile slanders and attacks (which are diametrically opposed to the beliefs of the Ahl as-Sunnah wa'l Jama'ah), made against great Companions like Aisha, Hafsah, Abu Bakr, Uthman, Amr ibn al-Aas (may Allah be pleased with them all), and not to mention the great Prophet's (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all) of the past - then please refer to the works mentioned above for a detailed analysis.

So far, we have provided Maududi's attacks on the past generations, but to finish of this section we will quote what he says of the awaited Imam al-Mahdi; without any direct proof from the sources of the Shari'ah - but rather from his own arrogant imaginations!

He said in his book: A Short History of the Revivalist Movement in Islam[179]:

"In my opinion the coming one will be a most modern leader of his age possessing an unusually deep insight in all the current branches of knowledge, and all the major problems of life. As regards statesmanship, political sagacity and strategic skill in war he will take the whole world by surprise and prove himself to be the most modern of all the moderns. But I am afraid that the people who will be the first. So called to raise hue and cry against his "innovations" will be the Ulema and the Sufis.

I also do not expect that his bodily features will be any different from the common man so as to render him easily recognizable. Neither do I expect that he will proclaim himself to be the Mehdi. Most probably he will not be aware of his being the promised Mehdi. People, however, will recognize him after his death from his works to be the one who was to establish "Caliphate after the pattern of Prophethood", as mentioned in the prophecies.

As I have indicated above, none but a Prophet has any right to start his work with a claim, nor does anybody except a Prophet know with certainty the nature of his mission. 'Mehdi-ism' is not something to be claimed, it is rather something to be achieved. People who put forward such claims and those who readily accept them, in fact, betray a serious lack of knowledge and a degraded mentality.

Moreover, my view of the nature of the Mehdi's mission is also different from the views cherished by these people. I do not find any room in his work for supernatural acts, divine inspirations and ascetic and spiritual exercises. I believe that the Mehdi, like any other revolutionary leader, will have to struggle hard and encounter all the obstacles common in this way. He will create a new School of Thought on the basis of pure Islam, change mental attitudes of the people, and initiate a strong movement which will at once be cultural and political. 'Ignorance' will muster all its forces and strength and come out to crush him, but he will eventually put it to rout and establish a powerful Islamic state..."

Despite Maududi's protestations, many people in his time accused him of having aspirations for the title of Imam ul-Mahdi! We leave it to the reader, and most importantly to a section of "Salafi's" [modern day wahhabis] who regard him as their "leader-reviver of the Deen", to decide what they think of one who during his life time openly cast such nefarious aspersions on the great personalities of Islam.

Mawdudi's Ideas - Dr. G.F. Haddad


[157] Simply because as one observer put it: "He shares a large proportion of their ideas on Salafiyyism as well as having the same Middle Eastern paymasters!"

[158] Presently a teacher of Hadith and other Islamic sciences at Madrasah Islamiyya Arabiyyah Binnoriah, New Town, Karachi, Pakistan. Besides writing a number of well known books in Urdu, he regularly answers questions via a prominent Pakistani newspaper.

[159] Published by Zam Zam Publishers, 2 Junaid Mansion, D'mello Rd, Off Burns Rd Karachi, Pakistan, 1995.

[160] The Maududi Calamity, Madrasah Arabia Islamia Azaadville 1750, South Africa. This book mentions a number of vile statements made by Maududi against the Prophet's (peace be upon them all) and Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all).

[161] He died in 1978. A district of Karachi (Allama Banuri Town) has been named in his honor. Rahimahullah.

[162] P.6

[163] This is a commentary by Maududi on the Holy Qur'an. It is also available now in English.

[164] Surah al-Baqara: 219

[165] See Differences in the Ummah and the Straight Path (p. 114).

[166] Maududi's Tarjumanul Qur'an, vol. 29, no. 4, p.5.

[167] Maududi's Tafheemat, vol. 2, p.42, 2nd edition.

[168] Maududi's Tafheemul Qur'an, vol. 4, ch. 38, p.27, 1st edition.

[169] Tafheemul Qur'an, vol. 2, p.344.

[170] The corrupt fascist Italian dictator who supported Adolf Hitler in the "Second World war."

[171] Tafheemat, part 2, p.122, 5th edition, 1970.

[172] Tafheemul Qur'an, Ch.11, footnote no. 312-13.

[173] The reader may note that this book has been praised by the Shi'ite regime in Iran, as well as being a book that is essential reading on certain college curriculums in Iran!

[174] The Holy Prophet's (peace be upon him) Mosque in Madinah.

[175] Khilafat wa Mulukiyat, p.124.

[176] Ibid, p.124.

[177] Khilafat wa Mulukiyat, p.175.

[178] Ibid.

[179] 1st edition, June 1973, Markaza Maktaba Islami, Delhi, India, pp.40-1, section "al-Imam ul-Mehdi."



Maududi's Criticism on Islam

Information taken from:
by: Allama Arshad al-Qadiri.
Maktaba Jaame Noor, Delhi.

All quotes are with references with page numbers. You can purchase these books by Maududi from either India or Pakistan.

According to Maududi, Sun Worshipers, Stone Worshipers etc. are on the right path too:

Maududi, ''Insaan (Human) believes in Khuda (Allah) or not, does Sajdah to Khuda or stone, worships Khuda or non-Khuda, but if he/she is following the rules of nature and live by those rules then indeed he/she without knowledge and without intention is doing Tasbeeh of Khuda. Worshiping HIM.(Allah).'' (Tafheemat, Part 1 Page 43)

What happed to Wehdaniyat (Allah Tala's ones, La ilaaha illal lah) and ONLY Allah's worthiness of worship? According to Qur'an and Ahadith any one worships other then Allah Tala is Kafir but to Maududi they are on the right path. Here clearly Maududi is rejecting Allah and Rasool's (Peace be Upon Him) orders.

Criticism on Qur'an and Allah Tala's Orders:

Maududi; ''Where the quality of social behaviour is so low that illegal (islamically illegal) relationships (between men and women) are not considered wrong. To impose the Shar'i (Islamic Law) punishment of Zina and Qazaf there, is indeed a Zulm (Torment)''
(Tafheemat, Part 2 Page 281)

Who ever rejects one Ayat of the Qur'an al-karim is definitely not a Muslim. Here Maududi has rejected the Qur'an's punishment on Zina. The Qur'an is The Word Of Allah Tala'a. Therefore Maududi has a problem with Allah Tala's prescribed punishments. He thinks he knows what's better for people and what's right and what's wrong. More then Allah Tala (Naoozubillah).

According to him it's not a must to believe in Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him:

Maududi; ''Those people who, due to ignorance and illiteracy, do not believe in the truthfulness of Rasool-e-Arabi (peace be upon him) but believe in the previous prophets and live peacefully will get as much part of Allah's Rahmat (Blessings) as their punishment will be reduced.''
(Tafheemat, Part 1 Page 168)

Rejection of Kalima here from Maududi. How can one be blessed if he/she does not believe on the second part of Kalima (Muhamamdur Rasool Allah) Another example of Maududi's rejection of Allah and Rasool's (Peace be upon him) teachings and rejection of a must Islamic belief.

Criticism of the Beloved Prophet Peace Be Upon Him:

Maududi; ''The reason Nabi Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam achieved the great success in Arabia was simply for amazing recruits YOU (peace be upon him) had found. If HE (peace be upon him) had surrounded by weak, coward, untrustworthy and ill willed people then would HE (peace be upon him) have achieved the same results'' (Tehreeke Islami ki Ikhlaqi Bunyadain, Page 17)

What How about Allah Tala's assistance? How about our beloved Prophet Peace be upon Him's Prophetical abilities? In other words the abilities of the people who became Mo'min and none of the one who made them Mo'min was the cause of success.

Criticism on Sunnah:

Maududi; ''To make, the routine domestic tasks YOU (peace be upon him) performed out of habit, Sunnah and ask all the humans of the world to follow them. Allah and Rasool (peace be upon him) never never intended that. This is an addition in religion. I believe that, to acknowledge these things as Sunnah and then insist to follow them is a harsh Bid'ah and a dangerous addition. This has showed bad results and might produce bad results in future too.'' (Rasaail O Masaail, Part 2 Page 300, with reference of Magazine ''Mansab'', Risalat addition)

No Sunnat in a Muslim's life? Following Sunnat is Bid'ah? Allah and Rasool (Peace be upon him) never intended that? Has Maududi ever read the Qur'an and Ahadith? .... Oh sorry this guy's Qur'an translation (which is full of errors) is in most of the houses of the world, so he must have. I wonder should people carry on with his Qur'anic work Or throw those copies in the ocean? Dear Muslims save your Imaan. Please.

Maududi's His denial of Ahadith:

Maududi;  ''The teachings of Qur'an and Sunnat-e-Rasool are a must for all but not from the old collection of Tafseer and Ahadith.''
(Tanqihaat, Page 114)

Hmm, no old collection of Ahadith? How would it be possible unless we get a new Rasool? Or a new Rasool every few years to keep the Ahadith fresh?

Maududi's constitution for Jamat-e-Islami's membership:

Maududi;  ''No one would be added as a member in Jamaat on the conception that he was born in a Muslim's home, his name is like Muslims then he must be a Muslim. Similarly if some one recites the words of Kalima Tayyaba only with his tongue without understanding it's meaning, that person won't be able to join Jamaat'' (Dastoor Jamaat-e-Islami, Page 26)

If to born in a Muslim home, to have a Muslim name, to recite Kalima, are not enough to accept any one as a Muslim then what are are the right criteria?
Unless we witness the Kufriyat from that person like we have been witnessing from Maududi we have to accept them as Muslims according to Qur'anic and Ahadith teachings. If Qur'an and ''''''''''''''''''''''''''' teaches us that, then who is Maududi to deny those Laws of Shari'at?

These are just a few quotes, we have only scratched the surface but the likely-hood is that the list goes on much further and deeper. This conclusively proves what a fraud he was.


All of the above can be verified by purchasing and reading the above books. This is an appeal to all muslims; please do not read his tafseer or translation of the Noble Qur'an. It has many critical errors, as Maududi dangerously assumes and makes his own judgement of what the actual meaning should be than what it is in reality. Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala save us all from his fitna, Ameen.

source : Islamic Academy

Al Qaeda



Al Qaeda-Pakistani ties deepen



Khalid Sheik Mohammed was nabbed at the home of a parliamentary official.

This week's arrest of Al Qaeda's third-in-command was at once a tremendous coup for Pakistan's oft-maligned government and also a stunning embarrassment. Officials here are quick to brag that local security forces nabbed Khalid Sheik Mohammed, along with another senior Al Qaeda leader, on their own. What they aren't crowing about is that Mr. Mohammed's arrest exposes a link between Al Qaeda and Pakistan's largest Islamic political party, Jamaat-e Islami.

The emerging connection highlights the political risks the Pakistani government faces as it hunts Al Qaeda leaders. It also implies a greater order of difficulty in rooting them out if thousands of Jamaat party members are willing to harbor terrorists in their homes.


Ahmed Abdul Qadoos, a Jamaat party member, was arrested alongside the two Al Qaeda terrorists. They had been holed up in the home of his mother, Farzana Qadoos, who is an elected district counselor for the conservative Islamic party. Her residence, where the three men were arrested, is just five minutes from Army headquarters in this twin city to the nation's capital, and tucked in a guarded community that's home to top military officials. Officials say Mohammed had been coming and going from the home, apparently with little notice.


The party has also been implicated in other recent terror arrests. A Jamaat member was in the Karachi apartment where police found Al Qaeda leader Ramzi Binalshibh, and a doctor arrested in Lahore several months back for Al Qaeda ties was also linked to the party. That's an uncomfortable fact for Pakistan, since Jamaat is a leading member in a coalition of hard-line Islamic parties that won control of two of Pakistan's four provinces in November elections and commands a sizable block in the National Assembly.


Senior Jamaat officials have variously insisted that Ahmed Qadoos was wrongly arrested or not a party member, and even claimed that the arrest actually took place at another location. They say their party is being targeted for political reasons. "We have never supported violence or terror," says Jamaat leader Qazi Hussein Ahmed. "It is not in the good of the country."


Some government officials, too, have played down the link in Saturday's arrest, saying that Mrs. Qadoos and her husband may not have been aware that their houseguest was the chief architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, or even that there were guests staying at their home at all.


Gen. Rashid Quereshi, the spokesman for President Pervez Musharraf, says the couple was not in residence at the time, but adds that all the family members are all being interrogated by security forces here to determine their level of involvement. But senior officials here are starting to admit that they are finding growing links between the Jamaat and Al Qaeda terrorists on the run. "All of the activists and terrorists who have been apprehended in recent months have had links to the Jamaat-e-Islami, whether we have arrested them in Lahore or here or Karachi...." says Pakistan's Interior Minister Makhdoom Faisel Saleh Hayat. "They have been harboring them."


Pakistan's religious parties themselves are a reflection of official ties to terrorism here - which Mr. Musharraf insists have been severed since Sept. 11, 2001. Past administrations here nurtured and funded extremists groups both to wreak havoc in Kashmir, the neighboring state which both India and Pakistan claim, and also during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, when the CIA and Britain's MI6 funded the mujahideen to fight a holy war against the communist invaders. Some of that extremism took root here. Though the fundamentalist parties in the past had more success organizing street protests than getting into Parliament, a five-party coalition of Islamic parties, known as the United Front, made stunning gains in last October's election, and now commands the third-largest block in the National Assembly.


Jamaat is the largest and most popular party in the group. It had focused most of its attention on Kashmir, not Afghanistan or the Taliban. But yesterday, a spokesman for the party told Reuters that Al Qaeda's third-in-command was "a hero to Islam."


"The Jamaat has never condemned 9/11, and denies that Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization. This is a group that believes 9/11 was carried out by Jews in America," says Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani author on terror issues. "The really scary thing is that this is also the most moderate Islamic party in Pakistan."


Members of the coalition have sparked fears they are trying to "Talibanize" Pakistan's frontier states. Among other things, they have moved to ban movie houses, which they deem un-Islamic, and have sent police to raid wedding parties where music was playing.


Some have even more direct links to terror. Many Front leaders run religious schools that sent young Pakistanis to fight alongside the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. The man who owns the Islamic school where so-called "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh studied, for example, is now a United Front senator. As members of Parliament, these fundamentalist leaders enjoy immunity, though experts say they would have little access to sensitive information about the hunt for terrorists here or the political power to change Mr. Musharraf's policy to support the US war on terror. But government officials still say they are concerned about the pattern of members of these groups harboring terrorist fugitives. "We certainly are," says Interior Minister Hayat. "Any Pakistani should be."


He and other analysts add, however, that they do not believe there is an official policy to support Al Qaeda fugitives by the Jamaat or other United Front members.


"Still, it poses a very serious question," says Ismael Khan, a senior columnist with the News newspaper in the Northwest Frontier Province. "The party leadership needs to answer why this is a recurring theme."







Beware this Faith — It is not Islam


SLOWLY but surely what appears to be a completely new religion seems to be catching the imagination of many people in Pakistan. Its followers don't, of course, consider it a new religion. Indeed, this religion insists that it is the real Islam. But it is best described as Jihadism as its central belief system is based on a wilful misinterpretation of the Islamic concept of Jihad. It can also be called Talibanism, as the Talibans of Afghanistan, who studied in Pakistani madrasas run by the Jamiat-ul-Ulema, are its most avid practitioners.

The western-educated liberal Pakistani intelligentsia hates this religion and is frightened of it. However, one by one all institutions of governance are succumbing to its growing power and its capacity for evil. At grave personal risk, some journalists and human rights activists have shown the courage to express their horror and outrage at this phenomenon. Similarly, a handful of Islamicists too are fighting this new menace. One prominent name is that of Maulana Haider Farooq Maudoodi, the son of Jamaat-e-Islami founder Abul Ala Maudoodi. But they don't have the resources to counter the powerful Jihadist rhetoric backed by vast resources.

Dire Warnings

The basic belief of Jihadism is that all non-Jihadist are kafir and deserve to be killed. As a result, they have so far killed about half a million Muslims in Afghanistan and at least 30,000 Muslims in the Kashmir valley. They have also been killing non-Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir. But their current target is the Muslims of India. Beginning with the Bombay blasts in 1993, they have made several attempts to provoke massive anti-Muslim violence in this country.

The Jehadists systematically spread propaganda and issue dire warnings to Indian Muslims. Their message is clear: Either follow the tenets of the new faith or perish. Mr Khursheed Ahmad, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, told me in Islamabad that Indian Muslims have been shirking their duty and they will have to answer before God on the day of judgment as to why they did not support the ''Jihad'' in Kashmir. Hurriyat chairman and Kashmiri Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani has, of course, been taunting Indian Muslims regularly for their supposed cowardice on Kashmir.

Muslims here must beware; they should take care not to allow any one to provoke them into any indiscretion, particularly at a time when the country is involved in a bloody fight with the enemy. It must be clearly understood that in the present case, the enemy is not only the enemy of our country but also the enemy of Islam.

The recent bomb blast at New Jalpaiguri railway station may mark the beginning of some sinister Jihadist plan. West Bengal home minister Budhadeb Bhattacharjea has held the Jamaat-e-Islami and not the ULFA responsible for the outrage. There are reports that the ULFA may itself be working for the Pakistani military intelligence organisation ISI. Home minister Lal Krishna Advani, too, has warned of the possibility of a widespread terror campaign. These warnings must be taken seriously.

Role Model

Muslims must remember that their daily guide is the noble Qur'an and their role model is the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam. Islam did not allow its followers to pick up a weapon even in self-defence for the first 13 years though they were facing the worst possible persecution in Mecca. They were ''permitted'' to defend themselves for the first time in Madina when they were facing aggression from the Meccans. Had they not defended themselves back then, surely they would not have survived today to practise and propagate the religion of Islam. But only a few years later, when the Prophet had become powerful enough to wage a war with the Meccans, he chose peace and on terms that were considered humiliating by most of his followers. He signed a peace agreement known as the Treaty of Hudaibiya. And then when he entered Mecca victorious, a year later, facing no resistance, he chose to grant a general amnesty for all, even for those who mutilated the dead bodies of his close relatives. The Prophet, in fact, specifically forbade the practice of mutilation.

Mutilation of dead bodies is a mediaeval pre-Islamic practice, a practice Islam came to fight against. Those who perpetrate such acts in this day and age cannot claim to be Muslims. They must give some new name to their Faith. In any case Muslims cannot accept them as their co-religionists.