By New Age Islam Edit Desk
July 8, 2015
There cannot be a
greater contempt of the holy Quran that guaranteed respect, honour and equal
rights to women. During the month of Ramzan, the ISIS held Quran memorization
contest for its fighters. The winners of the contest will get slave girls as
prize and as encouragement for memorizing the Quran. The verses chosen for the
contest are the Makkan verses that speak of qital and fighting with the
‘kafirs’. The verses are Surah Muhammad,
Surat al-Tawba, Surah Fath and Surah Anfal. The ISIS is doing this to revive
the Arab tribal tradition of ‘Sibya’ in which human beings are given away as
During its fight, the
ISIS captured many women and girls from their captured territory. These women
are treated as slaves and sold as used up utensils in the market. It is
reported that the ISIS captured more than three hundred Yazidi women. Apart
from them, there are also Christian women. Muslim women and girls who tried to
escape those who do not subscribe to their ideology are also treated as
prisoners and slave girls.
The ISIS will give all
these women as prize to the fighters who win the contest. The first three
winners will get women while the fourth to tenth will get cash prizes. The
interested candidates are asked to contact four mosques run by the ISIS
government: Mosque Osama Bin Laden, Mosque Abu Bakr Siddique, Mosque Abu Musab
Zarqawi and Mosque Al Taqwa.
By giving slave girls
as prize, the ISIS wants to revive the tribal Arab tradition of slavery and by
doing so it has shown that it observes the original and literal form of Islam.
The Ifta Council of
Egypt has severely condemned this practice of the ISIS by declaring it
un-Islamic and a violation of the rights of women which Islam prohibits.
However, no fatwa of condemnation from any other Ifta body of India or abroad
has come to light. The Islamic world has been a silent spectator to all the
inhuman practices of the ISIS. The Indian muftis and ulema have also not
condemned the anti-Islam acts and practices of the ISIS. They did not speak out
even when the self-styled Khalifa Baghdadi said a few weeks ago that
"Islam had never been a religion of peace, not even for a day; Islam has
always been a religion of strife and war."
Image of the original ad in Arabic here
The translation of
the advertisement of the ISIS ad inviting the fighters to the contest (translation by Clarion project)
To the soldiers of the
Islamic State in all of the departments in the province of el-Baraqa
We congratulate you
for the blessed Ramadan month and may the Lord accept from us and from you the
May god deliver us and
you from the fire.
The department of Dawa
in the mosques announces the beginning of a tournament to memorize Suras from
the book of Allah. The Suras are:
From the first of
Ramadan 1436 until the 20th of Ramadan
Whoever wants to
participate must register with the imams of the following mosques.
The Mosque of
Abu Bakr el-Sadiq
The Mosque of
Osama Bin Laden
The Mosque of
Abu Musab el-Zarqawi
The Mosque of
In the name of Allah,
the competitors will be divided and marked between the dates Ramadan 21st until
Ramadan 27th. The prizes will be distributed on the first day of Eid ul-Fitr in
the name of Allah.
The Prizes for this
1st prize: A
2nd prize: A
3rd prize: A
100,000 Syrian lira ($462)
$90,000 Syrian lira
80,000 Syrian lira
70,000 Syrian lira
60,000 Syrian lira
50,000 Syrian Lira
50,000 Syrian Lira
We ask the great lord
to make your life easier and to grant you with what he loves and what pleases
The Dept. of Dawa and
Shahin Sb says : "Are
you saying Naseer Saheb, that in Middle East we should be fighting Wahhabism,
while in India, we should be fighting Sufism, as SIMI, an offshoot of
Jamaat-e-Islami, Deoband, established, according to you, by Sufis,
Tablighi Jamaat, in your view, the only practising Sufis today, are the
terrorists." Shahin Sb is upto his mischief once again.
We should fight against
extremism no matter whatever may be the sect.
nothing to do with Deoband. Its founder was a university grad and not a product
of any Madrasa. It represents “Political Islam” which is not Islam at all. The
political ideology is antithetical to Islam. They therefore do not represent
any religious “sect”. Do I have to tell this to the editor of NAI?
The charge against
Tablighi Jamat by several Sufi websites like Noor-e-Madinah is that they eschew
violent Jihad. This is not only a certificate of peaceful intentions of TJ but
proof that the Sufis/Barelvis very much subscribe to "violent Jihad".
“What is Jihad for TJ as
per this source? It is going out in the way of Allah for Tabligh.
The same source/article
says the following about TJ’s “subversion” of the Barelvi/Sufi concept of
Jihad is totally absent
in this movement. Instead of the Jamaat's directing their energies outwardly
towards their legitimate Kaafir enemies, it is now directed inwardly towards
the rest of the Muslims.
With the type of Islam
that they portray which is completely subservient to Kuffar politics and their
rejection of Jihad in all its practical aspects, this Jamaat is not even
considered as a threat. This is their policy throughout the world - do not
condemn the Kuffar and the Kuffar governments!
The same article is
carried by several other Sufi/Barelvi websites such as Noor-e-Madinah.”
What is the meaning of
"Sufi oriented", "Sufi minded" with Sufis like?:
Ahmad Sirhindi considered by the Sufi/Barelvi as the renewer of 11th
Hijri century, and perhaps even as ‘Renewer of Second Millenium’ [mujaddid-e
alf-e sani]. Imam Raza Khan respectfully refers to him as ‘Hazrat
Shaikh Mujaddid’, and mentions with approval his work ‘Mabda’ o Ma’ad’.
He is reported to have said: “Shariat can be fostered through the sword. Kufr
and Islam are opposed to each other. The progress of one is possible only at
the expense of the other and co-existences between these two contradictory
faiths in unthinkable.”
Shah Waliullah: He may be considered to be the first Indian Wahabi. The
Barelvis saw their Imam Ahmad Raza Khan as having succeeded Shah Abdul Aziz,
Shah Wali Ullah’s eldest son, as mujaddid. He is reported to have said “It has become
clear to my mind that the kingdom of heaven has predestined that kafirs
should be reduced to a state of humiliation and treated with utter contempt.”
Raza Ahmad Khan Barelvi is Ala Hazrat for the Sufis and is considered as
Mujadid or the renewer of the 20th century. According to Barelvi sources, “Ahmad Raza Khan advocated
a two-nation theory at a time when both Dr. Muhammad Iqbal and
Muhammad Ali Jinnah believed in a one-nation theory. The voice of Ahmad Raza
Khan echo availed the ears of thetwo leaders. After a number of political
experiences, the two leaders extricated themselves from the morass of a
one-nation theory and adopted the two nation theory. And they founded a new
state, Pak istan” He refused to meet Gandhi because he was a “Hindu
Sufis are responsible for the partition of this country and the accompanying
violence that claimed many lives. The estimate ranges from half a million to
a million. They have shown that they are capable of launching and sustaining violent
pioneer of terrorism in India, Dawood Ibrahim is also a Sufi/Barelvi. He may
be responsible for most of the major terrorist strikes in India. Mr Shahin
will jump up and say that he was not an ideologue and only a criminal. That
can be said of Shaikh Ahmad Sirhind also. Who is an ideologue and who isn’t?
To my mind, there cannot be a religious ideology that encourages violence on
the basis of faith or sect. All those who do so are criminals be they of
Sufis are currently engaged in a sectarian war in India as evidenced by the
several articles on this website. They are trying to grab control of
graveyards and mosques on false grounds and by making mischievous allegations
against other sects. The government should sit up and take notice before the
Sufis succeed in vitiating the congenial environment.
Sufis/Barelvis take out the Juloos Madhe Sahaba in Lucknow every year,
coinciding with the Chehellum of the martyrdom of the grandsons of the
prophet. While the Shias perform Tabarra or abuse the Sahaba, the Barelvi
Sunnis take out a procession and organize public speeches praising the
Sahaba. The two communities have frequently rioted while vying with one
another - Shias denouncing the Sahaba and the Barelvis praising the Sahaba.
Interestingly and ostensibly, this procession is part of the
Milad-un-Nabi celebrations! May I ask why do the Barelvis not stick to
celebrating the Prophet’s birthday alone and limit themselves to speeches on
seerat-e-rasool which cannot offend the Shias and choose a different time to
celebrate Madhe- Sahaba praising the Sahaba? The Barelvi intention to
deliberately offend the Shias is unmistakable because Madhe Sahaba is not
celebrated anywhere else except in Lucknow, which has a sizeable Shia
population. There is a history of violence on account of these two
by and large, has been free from sectarian conflict where all the sects have
lived amicably since independence. The Sufi/Barelvis who constitute the
largest sect can help preserve peace or cause conflict. They appear to be on
a path of conflict to upset the amity of over 68 years since independence.
Are you saying Naseer Saheb, that in Middle East we should be fighting Wahhabism, while in India, we should be fighting Sufism, as SIMI, an offshoot of Jamaat-e-Islami, Deoband, established, according to you, by Sufis, Tablighi Jamaat, in your view, the only practising Sufis today, are the terrorists.
However, Sufi-oriented Indians being terrorists is a piece of information only available to you. How come no one else, not even the government, with its vast resources, has been able to acquire this information. Maybe this is why Indian Mujahedin cells are not brought to light. The government should look for them in Deobandi Sufi madrasas, Tablighi Sufi Jamaat and Sufi shrines across the country.
"War against the ISIS is incumbent on Islamic countries who are able to wage such war."
Naseer Saheb, is something incumbent on Ulema and common Muslims too? Should we not, at the very least, disassociate ourselves with the ideologies of Jihad wherever their roots may lie, in Sufism, as you and Islamophobe Yunus say or in Wahhabism say as the whole world says.
Please read at least the following portions from another article posted alongside:
Says Stanly Johny, in the Hindu (8/7/2015)
".... the roots of IS lie in Wahhabism, a stricter, puritanical stream. Wahhabism, which is derived from the preaching of Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, an 18th century religious scholar, denounced as un-Islamic many of the popular beliefs and practices prevalent among the Arabs those days. Wahhab rejected Muslims worshipping the dead or having any saints and making pilgrimages to tombs or special mosques. He asked his followers to return to the “fundamentals” of Islam, condemned practices of Shia, Sufi and other Muslims as invalid interpretations of the religion, and emphasised that his version of Islam alone had validity. The modern-day Islamic State uses Wahhabi ideals to explain its barbarism. When it bombs a Shia mosque, its point is that it is “not Islamic”. When it destroys a tomb or an ancient statue, its argument is that such properties do not have a place in its form of Islam. Minorities are being targeted because they are “apostates”.
"Wahhab’s interpretation actually stands in contrast with several Koranic verses. [There shall be no compulsion in (acceptance of) the religion (2:256); If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues (5:48); Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship; Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship; For you is your religion, and for me is my religion. (109:1 to 6)] But Wahhabism gained prominence in Arabia after it became a tool to expand political power.
Savagery with Parallels
"IS’s obscene savagery has several parallels in history. It was Muhammad Ibn Saud, a tribal chieftain in central Arabia, who first used Wahhab’s ideas to mobilise socio-political power in 18th century. His son, Abd al-Aziz Ibn Muhammad, used Takfir (the practice of declaring a fellow Muslim to be kafir, or unbeliever) as a weapon to silence resistance to his political ambitions. In the early 19th century, he attacked the Shia city of Karbala, in today’s Iraq, and slaughtered thousands of Shias. IS’s approach towards Shias today is not entirely different from the one adopted by Ibn Muhammad. During the First World War, when the Saudis started mobilising power under another Abd al-Aziz, Wahhabism gained political relevance again. His Bedouin army, known as the Ikhwan, was infamous for its brutality and orthodoxy. It used brute force in the war, routinely massacred “apostates” and often slit the throats of male captives. This savagery actually helped the al-Saud family to gain political power and eventually establish the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is emulating the Ikhwan when his men behead hostages and prisoners and publicise such acts."
The following verses are a command to fight to protect the oppressed. It
could be any kind of oppression or injustice against any people. Those who fight
to defend the oppressed fight in the cause of Allah and the oppressors if they
fight back, fight in the cause of evil.
(75) And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who,
being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)?- Men, women, and children, whose
cry is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and
raise for us from thee one who will protect; and raise for us from thee one who
(76) Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject
Faith Fight in the cause of Evil: So fight ye against the friends of Satan:
feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan.
War against the ISIS is incumbent on Islamic countries who are able to wage such war.
May Allah Almighty kill such ideologies that are distorting
May Allah Almighty eliminate such ideologies that are enslaving
and oppressing women!
May Allah Almighty curse these Daeshists or “ISIS” kharijites
who are using Your holy book (Quran) and the Hadith of your beloved prophet peace be upon
him for evil desires and whims!