- Posted July 9, 2014 by
In continuation of Sectarian Divides among Muslims........
Syed H Naqvi Fighting in Iraq and Syria by these Takfeeri volunteers can be taken care of by forces of Ahlibait AS but in Pakistan we are not organized enough to counter them. Govt of Pakistan and courts must do their best to stem this trend.
My dear Naqvi Sb let us examine historicity of Shias contribution in making of Pakistan as far as they were not led by their clergy. It would reveal without fear of contradiction that without active role of Shias Pakistan would have not come into being because Sunni effective sect by and large was against creation of Pakistan. To proof first part of my contention I would quote that Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Sir Sultan Shah, Agha Khan, Raja of Mehood Abad and other like them were spear heading Pakistan movement were Shias Mr. Jinnah and Raja of Mehmood Abad were Shias Twelvers whereas Sir Sultan Shah Agha khan was living Imam of the ever first splinter group of Shias who are called Sixer. In the second category quoted above Hussain Ahmad Madni( chief of deoband school), Abdu l Kalam Azad though liberal and exponent of Sunni, Anyat Ullah Mashriki scholar of high calibre belonging to Sunni school adds from his writing one draws irresistible influence that he was oppose to Shias concepts, Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari, and while short listing above all Mulana Modudi a renowned Sunni scholar were against Pakistan movement. However, it is significant to note that Shias leading Pakistan movement didn’t belong to orthodoxy nor they sort verdict of justification of their movement for Shia clergy. Soon after independence Shia clergy jumped in politics and established different groups rival to each other with claims to safeguard Shia interest and in this respect big names are Syed Muhammad Delvi, Hafiz Kafait Hussain\Muzafar Ali Shamsi, Mufti Jaffer Hussain and their rival Jamil Hussain rizvi and Hamid Musfi fought with each other collected funds in the name of Ahlibait AS and fought effectively promoting the cause of Shia interest in Pakistan. Leaving aside what were other demerits of their movement they divided Sihas into different personal groups causing each other to be agents of anit-Shia formations. The basic faults with these leaders were that they demanded separate syllabus for Shia students in courses about Muslim history. This unthought-of demand, I will say lay the foundation of Shia-Sunni conflict in Pakistan. However, conflict remains confined to debates without blaming Shias to be kaffir. Yet a greater harm and irredeemable damage to Shias was conspired and instigated by Zia Ul Haq and Mufti Jaffer Hussain was played manipulated by him when he on 6th of July 1980 organized Shia protest rally in Islamabad demanding exemption of Shias from provisions of zakat and ushar ordinance. This was what was required by Zia to isolate Shias and to expose them to criticism of the orthodox Deobandis and pro-Saudi group of Sunni clerics. It was at this juncture that Saudi lobby came into action and called Shias to be erratic. This was the time that Zia Ul Haq succeeded in twisting of Shias arms thinking that thereby he will weaken pro Iran lobby in Pakistan which was aim of USA because of Iran Iraq war. The still greater fault of Shia clerics who were by now rightly or wrongly occupied position of leadership of Shias resorted to collect funds and khums from Shias and misappropriated the amounts so collected and kept busy the milat in listening to their sermons least relevant to their problems faced by Shias in result of non payment of zakat as per the above mentioned ordinance. Yet they failed to make alternate arrangements for the financial assistance to the needy of the Shias in Pakistan. And further the hidden damage to the needy by this version of the Shia clergy, Sunnis became hostile to Shia alm-seekers and who so ever in earlier parlance (give me in the name of Allah and the five infallible) he was retorted.” Go to Mufti Jaffer Hussain who has decreed non payment of zakat as so your creed demands”. Gradually this parlance became obsolete and “Shias are heretic” became an effective slogan of pro Saudi. Wall chalking in the country got started by Zia Ul Haqs platoon of pro Saudi clerics speared no wall no poll no billboards were left to unlettered by these anti-Shias slogans. How grave is the crime of the Shia clerics is so evident that because of the unwise and corruptive conduct of Shia clergy the roads from Taftan to Hungu are daily found with the dead bodies of those slain for their love for Ahlibait As. As the clergy failed in providing alternate of zakat to the needy Shias in the degree worst than that they have made Shias vulnerable and without any effective measures to protect them. The Shia cleric has failed to compete Sunni clerics in providing the community any guideline for regulating their lives in a multi-creed society. There is no commendable literature produced by Shia clerics providing guied lines or solutions for socio-political problems Pakistan has been facing. There only role is to wear their brrowed clothes, look like Irani Mulas use alien phraseology which is Greek to the audience and pose themselves as saviours of the community under assault by the rivals and in some way or the other attributable to these clerics of Shia community. They have failed to make arrangements for creating harmony in Shias rather they are responsible for intra Shia fights. They have made the community indiscipline, arrogant and satisfied with the slogans they raise and fell that these are the measures of their salvation.
New trend in Shia clergy is that he must appear on tv and make false statements about their stature and scholarly authenticity, where as they are completely ignorant of the current problems. They boast to liberate Al-Quds and destroy America with the only justification that they are copying Iranian’s.
Unless the Shia Mula is kept at a respectable distance from the society Shias cannot expect any relief from the relentless victimisation they have been facing since Zia’s time.