08-02-2005, 07:20 AM
I found an interesting article with regards to the ahl e hadeeth. I thought you might be interested.
--> Madrassa Reforms in India (http://www.thesouthasian.org/archives/000236.html) <--
09-02-2005, 01:50 AM
nice find Maulana Daud Ghaznavi, used to hold Zikr halaqas. Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafee' rahimahullah has mentioned him in his "Chand Azeem Shakhsiyaat"
09-02-2005, 02:15 AM
Interesting, but here is something that surprised me altogether, taken from --> Demystifying Madrassas (http://www.thesouthasian.org/archives/000228.html) <--
"Q: The militant Islamist Lashkar-i Tayyeba, which is associated with the Pakistani Ahl-i Hadith, is engaged in the ongoing conflict in Kashmir. How do you, as an Ahl-I Hadith, see the agenda of the Lashkar?
A: I have no hesitation in saying that the Lashkar-i Tayyeba is a terrorist organisation, and its claim that it is engaged in an Islamic jihad against India is complete nonsense. I mean, how can we possibly convince others of our claim that Islam is a peaceful religion when terrorist groups like the Lashkar resort to killing innocent people in the name of Islam? The very logic of the two-nation theory on which India was partitioned, and which groups like the Lashkar propound, is ridiculous, and I am opposed to any further partition of India. Imagine what sort of message goes out to Hindus when some Muslims in Kashmir or wherever demand that because a certain region has a Muslim majority it can no longer remain with India. This is simply intolerable. We Hindus and Muslims have to learn to live with each other peacefully, for there is no other way. We have to counter groups like the Lashkar that speak the language of hatred. We have to find a third way between Bush and Osama. We are neither for blind westernisation or capitulation to western imperialism and nor are we for the mindless hatred against non-Muslims that some self-styled Islamists propagate.
I can understand the anger of many Muslims against America, for what America is today doing in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, but I don’t buy the argument that many radical Islamists make that America is by definition anti-Islam. America’s policies are determined by its perceptions of its own interests, not by any inherent hatred of Islam. This is why the Americans have long enjoyed a very cosy relationship with some countries that claim to be ‘Islamic’ states. There are no permanent friends of foes in politics, only permanent interests. So, it is wrong to brand all Americans or all non-Muslims as anti-Islam, as some radicals tend to. I don’t deny the conspiracy theory outright, but we cannot keep blaming others for all our ills. We also need to introspect, to critique ourselves at the same time, because we are, in part, also to blame for our own sorry predicament. We keep talking about the West violating human rights in Muslim countries, and there is a great deal of truth in this complaint. However, we also need to critique the existing regimes in many Muslim countries, including those that claim to be ‘Islamic’, that deny their own peoples their basic human rights. "
Apart from that, I have never really understood the real difference between the Ahle Hadith of India and the Salafi's of Saudi. How do they differ ?
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