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Wahabism & Sufism

4 Mar

Militant vs Non-violent Interpretation of Islam

Jamshed Iqbal

[blue]Wahabism, as an approach, mindset and lifestyle, has mutually supportive relation with illicit or corrupting power. Power serves it and, in return, it serves the power. In this way it is far older than its assumed father—Abdul Wahab Najdi.

When we try to know the world or Supreme Reality before knowing yourself, you would start hating others to love what is same. Therefore, Wahabism is not exclusively Islamic phenomenon. Those who have gone through Micheal Dibdin’s novel, Dead Lagoon, or have been wakeful watchmen over their ego-centers (raqeeb in Quranic terms) know well that “when you hate what you are not to love what you are”—you are, to far extent, exclusivists, or Wahabi in popular parlance.

In this way, universal Wahabism is product of commonsense or rock-logic, in other words. For, our common sense logic tells us that, “There can be no true friends without true enemies”. So, common rationality hunts or manufactures enemies to hate for facilitating and camouflaging the basest self-love under lofty and self-assumed divine ideals.

Our commonsense based families, societies and states are, in fact, factories to produce enemies. Therefore, every state in the world, based on enemy image, is a kind of Wahabi state and Yazid is the arch-devil in its service—Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him!), on the other hand, is an armless and harmless arch-angel—a living symbol of non-violent resistance.

Sufism or the non-violent interpretation of Islam on the contrary, is product of uncommon-sense. The enemy is within! The evil is within! Know thyself before knowing the world! If you tried to know others before knowing yourself; you would make a hell of heaven and heaven of hell!

Quran clearly states, “Know thyself, know thy Allah”. Self is the one big thing. The time you know it; you know all. On the other you know many things without knowing one big thing and you know nothing. Sufis, in the light of Quran, know themselves and know all. Wahabis or Zakir Naiks draw on a wide range of books and for them the world or truth cannot be boiled to a single idea and they miss all. For missing self, in the light of Quran, is missing Supreme Reality and missing Supreme Reality is missing all.

Why knowing one-self is more important than knowing all? The answer is simple. The phenomenal or external world is shadow (not in literal but metaphorical sense) of internal or noumenal world. In other words, “we see though ourselves”. For seeing the things clearly we must wipe our goggles. If our specs were transparent and stainless we could clearly see that, “we are humanity—we are life—life is sacred—everything is living—everything is sacred”.

By knowing ourselves and our Allah, the enemies disappear. The darkest fire of hatred extinguishes. We become an ocean—overflowing with nectar of immortality and love. But we are afraid of it!

We are afraid of love for love is a difficult realization. Love is slaughter for all ego-centers. Love demands dethroning ourselves from the center of our universe and placing “other” on the throne to make same. Love demands seeing the existence and all forms of life through the eyes of lover.

What would happen if we really love Mohammad (pbuh)? We would start seeing from his point of reference! What was his standpoint? Love!

Love is the divine point of reference and, in its essence; it is no point of reference at all. Because Allah, or Supreme Reality, is omnipresent and, it follows, is at once available on trillions of trillions or all possible points of references. Allah is not (nauzu billah) prisoner of singular or myopic point of reference.

It is hatred, commonsense or logic that entails the imprisonment of singular or exclusive point of reference. Love appears to be illogical for it drives us away from our shared blindness! And we love blindness for we are led by arch-blinds! And we are blind for we don’t know ourselves and try to know the world!

As universal phenomena, Wahabism has always waged war against love! To Wahabis, there is nothing more profane and blasphemous than love! Wahabis read Quran and its preamble before every surah—in the name of Allah the beneficent the most merciful—and they are neither beneficent nor merciful. Why? For their goggles are stained with blood of rage and hatred! So, whatever comes up are the cries of their badly injured egos!

They cannot understand Sufis’ metaphor of intimate love between human soul and Soul of the Souls (Allah) in Sufi literature and their hatred misinterprets it as blasphemous! They could not bow before the Will of the Wills (Allah) and, to deceive themselves, make gods of their own stuck-up selves. They bow down in slaughterhouse of false ego (masjid) and come out with their egos nourished. What an irony!

Theirs’ is a world where everything has been turned topsy-turvy by nafs (false ego). In their holier than thou kind of world you would see an ignoble “form” of every noble ideal or spirit.

They think that Islam is a question of knowing and rotting books. But, in fact, Islam and every rightly guided religion is a question of being! They cry that Islam is a way of talking but, in fact, it is a way of walking! They think that Islam is a divine excuse to hate others on sacred grounds. But, in reality, Islam teaches exactly what Mohammad (pbuh) did with a women who used to throw refuse on him. Islam teaches what Mohammad (pbuh) did with people of Taif. Because Islam or any true religion is the morality or lifestyle touched by the noblest emotion of love and compassion.

Who are recipients of the universal message of Islam? Sufis or those who believe only in militant piety? Who practice Islam? Those who have rotted books or those who dethroned their selves to make room for others? How many books were mugged up by Mohammad (pbuh)? Rotting books, especially in current info-tech era, is far—far easier than loving others! Locking verses and chapters in one’s memory is far easier than dethroning one’s self from the center of one’s universe and knowing one’s true self through stainless vision of soul! What abut teaching that art? Isn’t it even harder than making show of one’s memory?

I have tried to make clear that Wahabism takes birth with the painful awareness of the “other” and touches its heights when the plague of otherness becomes violently exclusive. When everything is washed but I, MY, ME! When there remains no room for thought, beauty, peace, harmony, love and justice—Wahabism cuddles up to rust and wear away the remaining traces of love.

However, I would once again repeat, that Wahabism is not altogether Islamic phenomenon. It is not a sect. It is a degenerative mindset. There are Wahabis in religions, politics, and even sciences in every part of the globe. But they are least in art. For art is intensified aesthetics or aesthetics intensified. And, therefore, Sufis or mystics were great artists as well. Loves sustains and creates but hatred bulldozes and demolishes! Quran says that Allah is sustainer, beautiful and loves beauty! So, only those who are blessed or are striving to cultivate beauty, harmony, peace and love could win the blessings of Allah. Rests have only words…but love is silent—heavens don’t speak!

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Shocking:Electronic Voting Machines EVMs at Home , Question mark on Elections in India?

20 May evms at home

New Delhi: 20th May ’14

Sunninews has found that Electronic Voting Machines were found at the Home of an BJP supporter who is also electronics Engineer by profession.He had uploaded his Pic with several EVMs just a day before high voltage Varanasi election.These pictures and stories raises doubts that there was problem with the election process ?

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Two days with AAP in Banaras

5 May

‘Varanasi’ is only the official name. Sometimes, to make a poetic point, someone may say Kashi.   But ‘Banaras’ is how Banarasis refer to their city.

Banaras ki parampara, they say. Or hum Banaras ke musalman.

Kaal Bhairav Banaras ke kotwal hain, says the mahant of the Shitala Mata temple. Kaal Bhairav (Shiva) is the keeper of the gates of Banaras.

And of course, Banaras ki chaat khaayi hai aapne? Banaras ka paan nahin khayenge?

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Sticker on wall of home in Rajmandir, a Hindu locality (All pictures by JAMAL KIDWAI)

My old friend and comrade Jamal Kidwai and I were in Banaras to observe the AAP campaign, being supporters of AAP (me) and of Arvind Kejriwal in Banaras (Jamal), and to hang out with the (largely young) volunteers who have landed up – from IT and advertising, from colleges and small government jobs, from Bangalore and Mumbai…

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How clean is SIT’s clean chit to Modi

30 Apr

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“Hitler is essentially a moderate and decent person”, “the Times” described him despite repeated attacks on his political adversaries and jews. Most newspapers were prepared to give Hitler a chance, implying that he might settle down into a strong but conventional head of the government, once the initial crisis had been overcome. Germany was seen as the best hope of preventing the spread of Bolshevism. However objectionable it might be in some respects, Nazism they claimed, was preferable to communism ……… and, the rest is history.

This is not to suggest that Modi will start waging war on other nations once he become prime minister. I do realize that we live in a different world today, and this is just to emphasize that how conviniently people can downplay the genuine concerns, completely disregarding the dangers that might be coming along their choice.

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Watch Video:Togadia about Muslims,”Spit on Muslims,evict them from Hindu areas”

21 Apr togadia and muslims

RAJKOT: 21st April 2014
Watch Video:Togadia about Muslims,”Spit on Muslims,evict them from Hindu areas”
Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) president Pravin Togadia sent temperatures soaring in Bhavnagar on Saturday evening with a hate speech that targeted Muslims for buying properties in Hindu areas.Read complete story here
http://kohram.in/evict-muslims-hindu-areas-pravin-togadia/

“भारत के अनेक गावो और शहरों में मुसलमानों की साजिश होती है की पहले एक मकान ऊँची कीमत पर खरीदते है और उसके बाद आधी कीमत पर हिन्दुओ के मकान खरीदते हैं ये रणनीति का हिस्सा है इसे कैसे रोका जा सकता है इसको रोकने के दो रास्ते है एक तो सरकार डिस्टर्ब एरिया एक्ट लगाये ये अहमदाबाद और कुछ एरिया पर लागू है ये कांग्रेस की शासन में आन्दोलन करके लगाया था जिसके मुताबिक हिन्दुओ के इलाको में मुसलमान मकान नही खरीद सकते इसके लिए सरकार पर दवाव बनाना चाहिए दूसरा रास्ता किसी वकील से बात करके मकान पर कब्ज़ा करके बजरंग दल का बोर्ड लगा दो फिर लड़ने दो |किसी के मकान पर गैरकानूनी कब्ज़ा करने से फांसी नही होती | केस करे, तो लड़ने दो ,राजीव गाँधी की हत्या करने वालो को फांसी नही हुई तो हमे भी नहीं होगी “

“सड़क पर निकले तो थूकने का कार्क्रम करवाओ निकलते है न ? किसी के उपर थूकने की कोई सजा नहीं होती,किसी के उपर टमाटर फेकने की कोई सजा नहीं होती |10-15 लडके ,जब भी वो घर से निकले तो उनके उपर टमाटर मारो ये दोनों फ्रंट पर कब्ज़ा करके उन्हें मजबूर कर दो की मकान का कब्ज़ा हमारे पास है खाली करो नहीं तो पैसा गया”

Narendra Modi and Muslims

21 Apr victims

Narendra Modi’s chance of becoming P.M of the country are becoming brighter day by day,as BJP has been highly successful in polarizing the votes in larger states of the country.The media reports after the polling suggest that elections in western U.P and in many seats of Bihar has been fought totally on communal lines.

All the past equations have fallen in the name of religion.Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in West UP have suffered huge loss ,their votes has taken a shift either to Samajwadi party or to Bhartiya Janta Party BJP. There are reports that Dalit vote has also been shifted in favor of BJP while Jat vote of Rashtriya Lok Dal has been divided among RLD and BJP in many west UP seats.

The Modi factor and communal atmosphere created after Muzaffarnagar riots has helped BJP to come as main contender of Hindu votes of all castes.While angry Muslim voters have voted in some seats tactically to defeat BJP candidates while on seats like Bareilly and Moradabad it got divided among various secular parties which will ultimately help BJP to gain.

In parts of Bihar where voting has been completed ,reports suggest that though Muslims and Yadavs are rallying behind Congress and Rahstriya Janta Dal RJD but a god number is also supporting Nitish Kumar’s Janta Dal U. BJP is getting direct benefit of the division of votes of Muslim Minority but it is evident that BJP is not getting their votes and they are voting to defeat BJP.

Here many question may come to young mind what is reason for that ? Why Muslims hate Narendra Modi ? This question arise to mind of many people that what is the problem with Muslim community ? Why don’t they support a C.M who is boasting on so much development of Gujrat and wish to present a bright picture of the country’s growth?

The answer is not lengthy and unclear.Growth and development comes later and security comes first.In an Insecure and unsafe place growth comes secondary only.When politics becomes priority then citizens are forced to become victims.Where culprits roams free then living in fear becomes normal habit.

The Narendra Modi was head of the government under which worst ever riots were planned and executed by various right wing organisations.Thousand lost their life ,millions were affected ,lakhs of people became refugees in their own home land.In each city and in rural areas shops and houses of minority community were destroyed,looted ,burnt.Mass killing ,Gang Rapes,Murders and tortures were reported from whole of the Gujrat. Govt did not provide enough security and confidence to victims.Their shelter camps were forcibly closed ,F.I.R were not lodged in all matters.Culprits were high officials , ministers of the government and Politicians from the ruling party and its sister organisations.
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TIME MAGAZINE Poll 2014;Narendra Modi’s supporters doing fraudulent voting ?

21 Apr arvind kejriwal and narndra modi on Times Magazine

TIME MAGAZINE Poll 2014;Narendra Modi’s supporters doing fraudulent voting ?

21st April ’14 Kohram News Network

The question is in the air whether in TIME MAGAZINE Poll 2014;Narendra Modi’s supporters doing fraudulent voting ? Arvind Kejriwal has become most popular person and Modi most hated till the time of writing this news.

Last years history is repeating itself.Supporters of Aam Admi party have swung into action by voting in favor of their leader Arvind Kejriwal. He has topped the list by 5.00 p.m of 21st April’14.He is on number one rank ,most likely to be on the cover of the Time Magazine in this year 2014 .This may give a blow to the Narendra Modi’ and his PR army of cyber world.As and when this news become public that Modi is loosing in Times Poll,his Cyber Army came into action and votes were polled upto 1000 with in one second in favor of Modi.It lasted up to many hours.
Read Complete story at http://kohram.in/time-magazine-poll-2014narendra-modis-supporters-doing-fraudulent-voting/
Courtesy:- Kohram News Service

Can EC issue Show Cause notice to Narendra Modi?

18 Apr Arvind_Modi

Advocate S.A.Warsi

Benaras: Arvind Kejriwal is in Benaras for his election campaign and is meeting with local people, going village to village and street to street. His party does not have enough funds to sustain in this highly funded election that’s why his party candidates are struggling to meet the elections expenses. Even Arvind Kejriwal has to himself tweet for donations. In this situation where channels are making money by showing Ads and newspapers are earning high by publishing front page advertisements, it seems very difficult to reach to the masses for the new party like Aam Admi party.

To add more difficulty in this situation print Media is generally publishing negative news about ‘AAP’ with the titles like ,‘Eggs thrown on Kejriwal’’ ,’’Black flags were shown to Arvind ’ but each and very thing has certain limit and that must not be crossed. But BJP cadres have forgotten that very basic civility in elections when they are blocking his way, hurling stones on him and on his workers, throwing tomatoes on him and ultimately disrupting his peaceful election campaigning everywhere in the city of Benaras. This all is happening under the glare of electronic Media regularly who are leaving no chance to mock Arvind Kejriwal and his team.

All these events make the situation very clear that the daring Kejriwal can defeat their Hero and thus can spoil their dreams if not stopped in time but a question which is very visible here is that What election commission is doing ? Does Kejriwal has right to Campaign in Benaras ?
http://kohram.in/can-ec-issue-show-cause-notice-to-narendra-modi/

Can EC issue Show Cause notice to Narendra Modi ? Can it take measures to stop his party workers from disturbing the AAP campaigns? Why Arvind Kejriwal is not allowed to hold peaceful meetings and Sabhas in this democratic country?

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Naatiya Muqabla was organised in Mumbai

15 Apr Naatiya Muqabla in Mumbai

Muhammad Rizwan honoured with Sahitya Academy Urdu Award

4 Feb Rizwan sb receiving award

Mumbai:- Maharshtra Govt has honored world famous Naat recitor and Mubaligh-e-Islam Haji Muhammad Rizwan with Sahitya Academy Urdu Award.He was honored for his services to Urdu poetry.Muhammad Rizwan sb is also associated with world wide movement Sunni Dawat-e-Islami.

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His well wishers and friends have congratulated him on this achievement. MSO members of Maharashtra with its President of Bhiwandi M.Abdussalam have congratulated him and prayed for him.

 

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