New Look, Old Tactics: Shaykh Tahir-ul-Qadri and the Counter-Extremism Agenda

ShaykhTuqQuilliamExtremismThe last blog I wrote was originally an introduction to this piece. It was meant to provide the context so that one could fully comprehend the gravity of what is to be outlined here. Please do take a read of that first (see here).

I had noted that the model of promoting “moderate Islam” – i.e. an Islam reduced to rituals and subservient to Western interests – was to be promoted using mainly Sufi scholars to give legitimacy to draconian policies. Previously, I have brought to the fact that this model had become resurgent and highlighted Imams Online, which was using traditional/Sufi scholars in a similar fashion to Radical Middle Way: to project a particular narrative of events in the context of Muslims. It was also promoting “scholars” associated with deformation of Islam, such as Khola Hasan, Usama Hasan and Manwar Ali.

Since then, the model has gained further momentum, particularly so with Shaykh Tahir-ul-Qadri’s theatrics in Westminster. Before discussing the event it is worth looking at Shaykh Qadri and his previous endeavours.

“A Cosmetic touch of Islamic Education”

According to an Al-Arabiya report, Shaykh Qadri was born on February 19, 1951 in Jhang, 200 kilometres east of Lahore, Pakistan. After studying law and pursuing a masters in Islamic Studies he founded Minhaj-ul-Qur’an and a “system of secular schools with a cosmetic touch of Islamic education across the country”.

Those familiar with Shaykh Qadri and his status in Pakistan are aware of the controversy surrounding him. One particular incident from the early 90s suggests that Qadri had staged his own assassination. From the bullet wounds to the questionable chemical make-up of the blood, Qadri’s account was riddled with contradictions. For instance, citing expert witnesses the tribunal heard that the trail of blood was such that,

“The blood stains, which went as far as two to three houses, were so long that it was not possible for an injured person to leave behind… and there is a further question as to why such an injured person would rub his right side against the wall while jumping.”[1]

The tribunal had held that the stated assassination attempt was not a reality. This has been strongly disputed by Shaykh Qadri himself. His contention is that the judgment was handed down by a tribunal which was reconstituted and which he did not accept. The original case, handled by Justice Fazal Kareem, had, according to Shaykh Qadri, investigations leading to the door of the culprit but that tribunal was disbanded.

The dubiousness of Shaykh Qadri’s claims, though, can be more clearly seen in a relatively recent example. Shaykh Qadri, before his Pakistani audience had clearly stated that he was the key architect of blasphemy law in Pakistan (see at 4 minutes, here).[2] This bold claim was subsequently about-turned through semantic obfuscation before Western audiences.

The “Fatwa”

After failed successive attempts at forging a political career, Shaykh Qadri in 2010, launched his “fatwa” (edict) against terrorism and suicide bombing under the neocon auspices of the Quilliam Foundation – the organisation ardently pursuing and encouraging policies of persecution targeting the Muslim minority, and which has a guiding hand in the global counter-extremism industry primed by neocons and Zionists. It should be noted that a fatwa can only be issued by a qualified Mufti or a judge (Qadhi). Shaykh Qadri is neither. In fact, in the infamous court case investigating his allegedly fake assassination attempt, a Sufi scholar had made particular note of his scholastic capabilities:

“Mufti Ghulam Sarwar Qadri said in his statement that Mr Qadri mistranslates verses of the Qur’an… he said that he also mistranslates Hadith.[3]

This early foray into the minefield of counter-extremism failed, due to his and Quilliam’s known excessive sectarianism. Quilliam, launching the “fatwa”, stated in their press release that,

“This fatwa has the potential to be a highly significant step towards eradicating Islamist terrorism. Fatwas by Wahhabi-influenced clerics and Islamist ideologues initiated modern terrorism against civilians.”

Shaykh Qadri was quoted in the Evening Standard as saying,

“Every Salafi and Deobandi is not a terrorist but I have no hesitation in saying that everyone is a well-wisher of terrorists and this has not been appreciated by the Western governments,”

The fact that Quilliam and even the neocon hate-preacher Douglas Murray, lent their approval to Shaykh Qadri’s endeavours were sufficient reasons to place question marks over his head and establish the fact that in the broader agenda, Qadri and his initiative were merely chess pieces in a geopolitical game which still seeks to create zombie Muslims amenable to Western intervention, who are comfortable with democracy-spreading bombs, and drone attacks, and being carefully monitored under the watchful eye of Mossad.

It was no surprise to Muslims, even in 2010, when the Times commented that,

“…its agenda is comparable to the official Prevent strategy, under which community organisations are encouraged to work together to counter extremism.”

Westminster Launch

Five years later we have the Shaykh being a little more astute. I watched the event streamed at Minhaj.tv and noted that Shaykh Qadri despite his familiar finger-pointing, page-flicking and table slamming, was keen not to paint it a “Wahhabi” or a Saudi Arabian issue, clarifying that he is “not of this opinion”.   However, only last year, in a Wall Street Journal article, Shaykh Qadri “blasted” Saudi Arabia as “the biggest problem of the Muslim world” for exporting its “conservative strain of Islam”. He also expressed his desire to “eliminate Islamic academies known as madrassas by replacing them with schools that teach secular subjects” – music to the ears of neocons no doubt and a disturbing articulation for Muslims.

His method of tackling radicalisation is less informed however, contradicting an increasing body of evidence which refutes the conveyor-belt theory of radicalisation. Like the “peace” movements outlined in the leaked Mossad document, which pleasingly notes that Al-Azhar sends “scholars” on indoctrinating missions to promote propaganda which effectively fits the Zionist agenda, Qadri’s initiative also involves training scholars and activists to indoctrinate against “extremist” tendencies.

Extreme Counter-Extremism

Perturbingly, Qadri thoroughly gives credence to David Cameron’s misplaced, neocon crusade. In fact his statements after the event are unequivocally dangerous and amount to a contribution in the marginalisation and discrimination of the Muslim minority. Overcooking his servitude to the counter-extremism agenda in an interview with the BBC, he blatantly agreed with Cameron that “some Muslim communities were silently condoning terrorism”. Going even further he promulgated a super version of the conveyor-belt theory. He said,

“The government have been dividing extremism into two different categories; violent extremism and non-violent extremism. By defining extremism into two different categories they have allowed extremism to grow into terrorism. Extremism is extremism, so non-violent extremism will become violent ultimately because it will convert into terrorism.”

Contrary to claims of promoting equality and democracy, Qadri then pursued to outline measures which discriminately target the Muslim minority:

“De-radicalisation and counter-terrorism studies should be taught as subjects. It should be made compulsory for Muslim children and optional for non-Muslim children”.

It chillingly provides for a tacit approval of the profiling of Muslim children which has already been happening.

What places the final nail in the coffin of Qadri’s sectarian, pseudo counter-extremism effort is the endorsement from Quilliam Foundation (again). In fact, Quilliam explicitly cited Qadri’s dangerous allusion to the fact mainstream Islamic beliefs and practices (characterised by neocons as “extremist” only the Muslim context) can lead to terrorism:

“Dr Qadri also explains how “conservatism leads to extremism and extremism to terrorism.””

This formulation, clearly derived from Michael Gove’s Celsius 7/7, emphatically goes against even Mi5’s own study and is a recipe for increased security-based criminalisation of Islam and Muslims.

Quilliam/Extremism Paradox

It can be easily argued that Quilliam have in their pursuit of co-opting a “renowned Islamic scholar” to their cause of verifying the decrepit conveyor-belt theory have inadvertently labelled themselves supporters of “extremists”.

Firstly, there are Shaykh Qadri’s claims on the Pakistani blasphemy law, which is Maajid Nawaz’s pet peeve.

Secondly, the Shaykh Qadri who is being abused by Quilliam aired his offence to Maajid Nawaz’s Tweeting of images depicting Prophets (peace be upon them) and called on him to apologise.

Thirdly, in his book published in 2006 by Minhaj-ul-Qur’an titled, The Islamic State, Qadri attempted to reconcile democracy and nation states with the Islamic conception of the Khilafa. However, he clearly writes that,

“…in Western Democracy, the Western democratic parliament is supreme and there is no other authority or power beyond it. Under Khilafah, however, the authority vested in any parliament, government or state is qualified by – and conditional upon – the Qur’an and Sunnah. Thus, in an Islamic state, any law which is passed against the Shari‘ah will be challenged and nullified, and will have no legal effect.”[4]

Maajid Nawaz has repeatedly defined “extremism” and “Islamism” as the imposition of one’s interpretation upon another through law. Shaykh Qadri, according to the definition of both PREVENT and Nawaz is an “extremist”.

Moreover, by Shaykh Qadri calling for the mandatory assertion of his interpretation of Islam found in his counter-terror syllabus, Shaykh Qadri provides a further reason for Nawaz to label him an “extremist”.

Instead, paradoxically we find that Quilliam’s Haras Rafiq is issuing welcome notes for Shaykh Qadri’s efforts.

Indeed.

And then they Came for Me

It is for Shaykh Qadri and others to understand the long term aim of Quilliam, which is in perfect synchrony with, and docile to, neocon goals to reform, or rather, deform Islam.

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In a panel discussion on anti-Semitism held at the London Central Synagogue on the 19th of February, Maajid Nawaz hypocritically shared a platform with neocon hate-preacher Douglas Murray and clearly stated that after “Islamist extremism” had been defeated,

“we’ve got a serious, serious problem with medievalists that also needs to be addressed head-on”.

Note that he equates “medievalists” to “traditionalists” and “regressives” and presents the example of Al-Azhar University (yes, even despite their “indoctrination missions”). He further adds that,

“there does need to be a reform of the way Muslims look at their scripture, even among non-Muslims”.

In other words, his declarations are in-line with the infamous neoconservative RAND Corporation policy document Democratising Islam. And how does the neocon Murray react? Thoroughly enjoying Nawaz’s proposed deconstruction of Islam, he delightfully endorses:

“What you’ve just heard is the future, that is the answer”.

Shaykh Qadri, Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Imam Hamza Yusuf, and all other scholars working to spread peace and prevent “extremism”, thus inadvertently fitting in-line with the counter-extremism industry, would do well to take note here. They are next.

Shaykh Qadri’s plans are more dangerous than what is perceived at first glance. Though it is thrust forth in a manner which represents the first version of PREVENT, with its focus on engagement with Muslims, in reality, it has provided further fodder for Cameron, the neocons and their mentally colonised Muslims to fuel their false fantasies and destructive designs against Islam and Muslims.


References:

[1] News item in Roznama Khabrain, Lahore, as reproduced in Urdu book, M.R. Hadoti, The Story of the Founder of Minhajul Qur’an, Dr. Tahirul Qadri, p.104. See further details in English here: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-19712-What-a-high-court-commission-wrote-about-Dr-Qadri and http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/profiles/2014/07/27/Pakistan-s-Tahirul-Qadri-The-rise-and-fall-of-a-revolutionary-man.html

[2] At 4 minutes he says, “I want to bring on record, that with who’s efforts was this (blasphemy law) made? It was me who got it made.” At 5 minutes, he says, “on the making of this law, protection of the names of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and “gustakh-e-rasool” (disrespecting the Prophet peace be upon) and the death penalty (for this) and non acceptance of repentance, on this subject I spent 18 hours giving proofs.”

[3] See Fn.1 p.99

[4] Qadri, T., Islamic State, Minhaj-ul-Quran Publications, 2006, p.1

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19 thoughts on “New Look, Old Tactics: Shaykh Tahir-ul-Qadri and the Counter-Extremism Agenda

  1. My goodness ~ sour grapes sprang to mind reading this ~ strangely enough the ‘author ‘ of this tripe / drivel was faceless and nameless …
    I’m always dubious of these sorts of responses from nameless / faceless people….

    I wonder how many books the author of this tripe has composed ..?

    Dr Qadri is a leading Scholar and indeed authority on all of his works ☺️

    I love reading the Fatwa thank you Dr Qadri.

    • Thank you for your comment, my response is below your quoted text.
      “I wonder how many books the author of this tripe has composed ..?”

      Since when did writing books grant one the mantle of expert authority to discern subject matters related to counter-terrorism, extremism and the political context of Muslims in Britain?

      “Dr Qadri is a leading Scholar and indeed authority on all of his works Smiling face (black and white)️”

      Except counter-extremism/terrorism in the context of Britain.

      • The guy is a fake.(edited).. come on now.. only the Jahil will follow this self appointed sheikhul Islam.

        Admin: keen to avoid comments which may descend into sectarian debates. The issue is of politics and implication for Muslims in Britain

  2. Please don’t compare Quilliam and Maajid Nawaz to Dr. Qadri.
    Dr. Qadri has worked and will continue to work for the betterment of Islam and Pakistan.
    He is an author of 1000 books and many thousands of lectures.
    This article is totally flawed and has not base in terms of worthwhile knowledge and is based on soulless propaganda.
    Sometimes I’m ashamed to call myself Muslim, if in fact this article was written by a Muslim. Not so sure!

    • Thank you for your comment, my response is below your quoted text.

      “He is an author of 1000 books and many thousands of lectures.
      This article is totally flawed and has not base in terms of worthwhile knowledge and is based on soulless propaganda.”
      Since when did writing books grant one the mantle of expert authority to discern subject matters related to counter-terrorism, extremism and political context of Muslims in Britain? Its totally flawed? In what way?

      “Sometimes I’m ashamed to call myself Muslim, if in fact this article was written by a Muslim. Not so sure!”
      You should never be ashamed of calling yourself Muslim. Islam is a gift.

  3. Laden with bias and outright contempt for the noble efforts of one of contemporary Islam’s leading and globally recognised jurists, this utterly atrocious piece of writing does not merit a response. However, since one of the principle arguments used to discredit Dr Qadri as an individual, given that these armchair critics seem incapable of critiquing his scholarly endeavours, is to proliferate a supposed (and fantasied) “link” with Quilliam I will add the following:

    It’s very interesting how Muslims complain of Islam being unfairly branded as a barbaric and terrorist religion based on the flawed notion of ‘guilt by association’ and yet we make the same errors, assertions and judgements about members within our community. #hypocrisy

    Note of caution: the above response is in accordance with the assumption that this individual is – as stated on the website – a Muslim since there’s no way of accurately verifying whether or not this anonymous being is actually a Muslim given that s/he hides behind a pseudonym.

    PS. Some people need to find a better day job.

    • Thank you for your comment, my response is below your quoted text.

      “Laden with bias and outright contempt for the noble efforts of one of contemporary Islam’s leading and globally recognised jurists,”
      Everything is referenced – and where Shaykh Qadri has given his view I have reproduced it where I have deemed it appropriate. As for “contemporary Islam’s leading and globally recognised jurists”, I think you’ll find that a large section of the Sunni (Barelwi) community will disagree with you.

      “this utterly atrocious piece of writing does not merit a response.”
      And yet here you are…

      “However, since one of the principle arguments used to discredit Dr Qadri as an individual, given that these armchair critics seem incapable of critiquing his scholarly endeavours, is to proliferate a supposed (and fantasied) “link” with Quilliam I will add the following:
      It’s very interesting how Muslims complain of Islam being unfairly branded as a barbaric and terrorist religion based on the flawed notion of ‘guilt by association’ and yet we make the same errors, assertions and judgements about members within our community. #hypocrisy”

      The interaction with Quilliam was not merely an association. Shaykh Qadri’s book was LAUNCHED by Quilliam, an organisation which has the blessings of individuals like Michael Gove who despises Islam. Furthermore, I clearly state that “in the broader agenda, Qadri and his initiative were merely chess pieces in a geopolitical game”. His work is being abused by those who work against Islam and his words (like “extreme” or ghulu) may mean one thing according to him, but mean something entirely different in the British political landscape.

      • “The interaction with Quilliam was not merely an association. Shaykh Qadri’s book was LAUNCHED by Quilliam”

        The statement above just goes to show your ignorance of reality. The Fatwa was NOT launched by Quilliam. It was launched by MQI UK. As with a number of other assertions in the piece your research is seriously lacking.

      • Interesting to see you only latched onto a single point whilst ignoring how the Shaykh fits into a global strategy led by those who hate Islam. The specific terms in the article were as follows:

        “under the neocon auspices of the Quilliam Foundation”

        i.e. support from Quilliam Foundation. Quilliam does not lend its support to any organisation. MQI may have released the fatwa (and hence in this strict “launched the fatwa”), but acceptance in government circles and the media was provided for by Quilliam – in this regard and in this sphere, it is their actions which “launched” the fatwa into counter-terrorism and extremism circles and in particular PREVENT. Why else would they be release press statements for the fatwa? We can see the groundwork for the promotion of this before the fatwa was even launched, with neocons which work with Quilliam, advocating it.

        http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2010/mar/02/fatwa-anti-terrorism-minhaj-qadri

        This is why reading further down I clearly state:

        “The fact that Quilliam and even the neocon hate-preacher Douglas Murray, lent their approval to Shaykh Qadri’s endeavours were sufficient reasons to place question marks over his head…”

        To pass it off as “just an association” denies reality.

        http://www.minhaj.org/english/tid/10623/Quilliam-FoundationAnti-terrorism-fatwa-launch-in-London.html

        http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/press/press-release-a-thousand-muslims-to-receive-anti-extremism-training/

      • Sorry but you’re clutching at straws I’m afraid. You make declarative statements about which when pushed for an explanation you’re incapable of substantiating or unable to qualify. Consequently, you resort to moving the goal post in order to salvage some degree of credibility. The more I read you the more delusional your ideas appear to be. Therefore, in order not to waste my time by engaging in futile discussion with you, this will be my last post.

        If you are Muslim, and there’s no way of knowing since you haven’t disclosed your identity, I hope you enjoy the blessings of what time remains in this blessed month of Ramadan. May Allah ‘azza wa jal grant you taufiq to use your time more productively in endeavours that actually have a positive impact. Amin!

        Wasalaam.

      • “Sorry but you’re clutching at straws I’m afraid.” – a declarative statement no?
        “You make declarative statements about which when pushed for an explanation you’re incapable of substantiating or unable to qualify.”
        Everything is referenced, I do not see any responses to the links I have posted nor the context provided. Explaining the context is not the same as shifting goal posts.
        “The more I read you the more delusional your ideas appear to be.”
        The delusion, nay, absolute blindness, I believe is with you, who fails to see how your Shaykh is being exploited by those who hate, and work to undermine Islam, as evidenced in the blog above. Is Shaykh Qadri planning on analysing and preparing a syllabus on building resilience of the Iman against the post-modernist attacks against Islam coming from Quilliam and their neoconservative supporters? Will the Shaykh issue a fatwa on the comments of Maajid Nawaz and the statements he has uttered in the video referenced in that article which effectively declared your Shaykh “problematic” and belonging to a class of people who need to be “tackled head-on”?
        The Shaykh brazenly endorsed, and then exceeded David Cameron’s words which have been widely condemned in the Muslim community – interestingly the “silently condoning” statement can be found in Quilliam’s latest review of the counter-extremism agenda. He has provided fodder for the continued profiling of Muslims, and reiterated the conveyor-belt theory in emphatic fashion. Your failure to address these issues demonstrates much.
        The more I read you, the more I realise that you prioritise the defence of your Shaykh over and above Islam and the Muslims in Britain.
        May Allah’s mercy be upon you and me and I pray you benefit from Ramadan also. Ameen
        Wasalam

  4. Can I ask the article writer to develop his more understanding about Shaykh Qadri and his work. If the author really want to know something more solid and accurate then my email address is available to contact.
    Saj.advocates@gmail.com

  5. Dr Tahir ul Qadri, knowingly or unknowingly is playing into a wider narrative, one where the blame is shifted onto the victim and abuser is rendered neutral.

    Image this scenario, a woman after years of abuse, stabs her husband to death. Now one can say the woman has no right to murder and she should be punished .But to write a curriculum and then say ALL women may potentially be abused in a marriage, thus may then kill their husbands thus they must follow this curriculum in order to calm and pacify them, to make them understand the lawful avenues of dealing with abuse,

    It sounds absurd, or at least it should, why? because the root cause of what led to the murder hasn’t been addressed, nor has a strategy been put into place to stop the man from abusing, but the whole focus has been shifted, from ONE woman being abused by a MAN , (or the underlying cause Patriarchy, a system of power , privilege, white privilge, racism and control) to the fragility and irrationality of the whole of womanhood.

    This is what Dr Tahir Ul Qadri has done.

    Dr Tahir ul Qadri has religious background, and a somewhat dubious one in he best of cases, however he is no specialist in power and politics its, formations, manipulation , projection and use. He is out of his depth, and is causing more harm than good.

    He should withdraw his Fatwa and this silly-bus and repent to Allah, and ask forgiveness of all the Muslims he has caused harm too.

    Because he is enabling the abuse and persecution of Muslims by shifting the blame of their oppression onto them.

    Dr Tahir ul Qadri should stick to his field, and leave politics and power alone, he failed in PAKISTAN and his failure here too is pretty much guaranteed, only we the western muslim do not need to suffer for his shortsightedness.

  6. Please don’t compare Quilliam and Maajid Nawaz to Dr. Qadri.
    Dr. Qadri has worked and will continue to work for the betterment of Islam and Pakistan.
    He is an author of 1000 books and many thousands of lectures.
    This article is totally flawed and has not base in terms of worthwhile knowledge and is based on soulless propaganda.
    Sometimes I’m ashamed to call myself Muslim, if in fact this article was written by a Muslim. Not so sure!

    • Really your going to copy and paste now?

      response is as before

      Thank you for your comment, my response is below your quoted text.

      “He is an author of 1000 books and many thousands of lectures.
      This article is totally flawed and has not base in terms of worthwhile knowledge and is based on soulless propaganda.”
      Since when did writing books grant one the mantle of expert authority to discern subject matters related to counter-terrorism, extremism and political context of Muslims in Britain? Its totally flawed? In what way?

      “Sometimes I’m ashamed to call myself Muslim, if in fact this article was written by a Muslim. Not so sure!”
      You should never be ashamed of calling yourself Muslim. Islam is a gift.

  7. SubhanAllah,

    Salah ud-din Al-Ayyubi started to gather the Muslims near the Holy Land, and planned to attack the Crusaders. Ground ‘realities’ suggested waging a war against the Roman Empire to be suicidal. Nevertheless, Salah ud-din did gather an army, and many scholars prepared themselves to join it, but when they saw the huge number of the crusaders, some of them turned their backs away (Ibn Kathir has mentioned this incident in al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah). Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

    إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ غَفُورٌ

    “…those of His servants only who are possessed of knowledge fear Allah; surely Allah is Mighty, Forgiving.” (Surah al-Faatir 35:28)

    But, those ‘scholars’ feared death more than they feared Allah. Hence, as per the Holy Qur’an they are not to be counted amongst the people of knowledge. What good is knowledge if it doesn’t benefit you? For the very reason Allah’s messenger taught us to seek refuge from ‘ilm (knowledge) that doesn’t benefit.

    The Prophet had prophesized the corruption of the Ummah. Among the signs of the hour, narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “(Religious) knowledge will be taken away, ignorance (in religion) and afflictions will appear; and Harj will increase.” It was asked, “What is Harj, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied by beckoning with his hand indicating “killing.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

    And another hadith makes it clear, that the disappearance of knowledge would not be because of less libraries or encyclopedias, but it would be a result of scarcity of scholars:

    Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: I heard the Prophet saying, “Allah will not deprive you of knowledge after he has given it to you, but it will be taken away through the death of the religious learned men with their knowledge. Then there will remain ignorant people who, when consulted, will give verdicts according to their opinions whereby they will mislead others and go astray.” (Agreed Upon)

    We are living in a weird time, when ‘ilm (knowledge) of a person is calculated based on his fame and in this case, by the number of books the person has penned and authored – what lunacy is this? Allah warned us about people such as TUQadri when He warned us about the failures of Bani Israil:

    “Why do not the learned men and the doctors of law prohibit them from their speaking of what is sinful and their eating of what is unlawfully acquired? Certainly evil is that which they work”. (Surah al Maida 5:63)

    Allah further informed us about “scholars” such as TUQadri who is merely interested in filling up his coffers:

    “O you who believe! most surely many of the rabbis and the monks eat away the property of men falsely, and turn (them) from Allah’s way; and (as for) those who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in Allah’s way, announce to them a painful chastisement”. (Surah at-Tawbah 9:34)

    Also, we know that there will always be evil “scholars” as the Prophet (saw) said:

    (1) Abdullah bin ‘Amr narrates that RasuluLLAH said “Most of the hypocrites of my Ummah will be its Quraa’*(scholars) ” Reference: Masnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Sh’uaib Arna’oot classified it as ‘Hasan’
    *The word Qur’aa was used for scholars at that time, because the one well versed in Qur’an was the scholar. Nowadays, reciters fall in a different category and scholars in a different. This wasn’t the case at that time.

    (2) The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, “‘there is something more I fear for my Ummah more than the Dajjaal: Misguided scholars.” Reference: Masnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Sh’uaib Arna’ut graded it as ‘Sahih’.

    (3) Ziyad said that Umer bin al-Khattab said to him, “Three destroy the religion, the error of a scholar, the arguing of a hypocrite regarding the Qur’an and misguided leaders.” Reference: Sunan Ad-Darimi 214, Hasan Saleem classified it to be authentic.

    SubhanAllah it is sad indeed people following TUQadri blindly just because he has written a number of books. Did not Allah warn us about blind following:

    “They have taken their doctors of law and their monks for lords besides Allah, and (also) the Messiah son of Marium and they were enjoined that they should serve one Allah only, there is no god but He; far from His glory be what they set up (with Him)”. (Surah at-Tawbah 9:31)

    Authentic report is transmitted by Imam Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi and at-Tabari on the authority of `Adiy ibn Hatim that the Prophet was reading this verse: ‘They make of their rabbis and their monks…lords besides God.’ He said: `they have not worshipped them.’ The Prophet said: ‘Yes, indeed they did. They followed them when they forbade them what was lawful and permitted them what was forbidden. That is how they worshipped them.’

    Truth stands out from falsehood and the fact that TUQadri is working with the Quilliam Foundation directly or indirectly speaks volumes as to what he stands for – what an evil and filthy alliance to form. As we know you, you will know them by their deeds and their alliances and in this instance, TUQadri not only has Quilliam as bed fellows but also the neo-cons and zionists and he is therefore in alliance with them against the Muslims community.

    We are living in an age of deception. Next time, you hear a fatwa from some standing committee; don’t trust the fatwa just because it is coming from a ‘reliable’ source. As an intelligent Muslim, you should take the warnings of Allah’s Messenger seriously, and identify the true scholars from the false ones.

    Every well bulleted, well documented, officially aired fatwa is not the truth. Cross check the views of scholars of sultaan in light of Qur’an and Sunnah, especially when it comes to matters regarding the state. And there are still scholars of Rahmaan out there; find them. They are spreading the truth, and are acting on what they say.

    Do not be fooled any more. Allah’s messenger said:

    “The greatest fear that I have for my Ummah is regarding a hypocrite who is good speaker”
    Reference: Masnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Authenticated by Sh’uaib Arnaoot and al-Albani, narrated by Umer bin al-Khattab

    And as the Messenger of Allah (saw) said “you are raised with those whom you love” so may TUQadri be raised with David Cameron, the Queen and the Quilliam Foundation.

    Ameen.

  8. How is it that people refuse to read and just blindly defend Dr Tahir Ul Qadri.

    He is out of his depth, he is not helping anyone. He falsely places the blame on the victim. The Muslims.

    He has failed in Pakistan as a a politican, he will likely fail here, once he even gets a whiff of publicity his devilish tounge which one one hand condemns gustakh e rasool and then distances himslef from the law he claims to have made, will leave hi m with a big target on his back.

    Dr Tahir Ul Qadri need to stay in Pakistan/Canada and leave us British Muslims alone.

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