Archive for the ‘Maulana Hassan Jan’ Category

Muhammad reports from Pakistan, March 23, 2008

March 23, 2008

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,I hope you and your team at the Peace and Freedom will be alright. As usual there is still uncertainty. Terrorists have still been roaming freely. The officials have still been patronising them. But today I have been sharing a very interesting news with you. According a report carried by the Nation newspaper, a paper of anti-Musharraf establishment, The alleged militant group familiarly known as “Taliban” was declared “out of Islam” by 73 different sects of Muslims through an edict (Fatwa) circulated in parts of the narrow tribal strip of Darra Adamkhel.

The edict in Urdu language was circulated on behalf of Mufti Zainul Aabideen on Friday night. The one page edict focuses on Talibans’s terrorists acts in the area, particularly slaughtering of human beings and suicide attacks. The edict against the Taliban terror is considered first-ever effort on the part of any religious figure in the last five years. Earlier, the late Maulana Hassan Jan publicly denounced Taliban acts, but he was mysteriously assassinated in retaliation.

After the killing of late Maulana Hassan Jan, a large number of Ulema and religious scholars remained reluctant to say anything openly against the Taliban.It is for the first time that a religious scholar declared “Taliban” as being “out of
Islam.”

The edict said that all the acts of Taliban are against the basic norms of Islam and humanity. “Even the Taliban leaders are considering themselves and their directives as superior to true Islamic principles and directives as ordained by Almighty Allah,” the edict said.

Elaborating his point of view, the author of the edict states that the Taliban declare those infidel who oppose their ideas and interpret Islam according to their own needs and ideas, which is contrary to the all-embracing ideas of Islam.

In this respect, the author of the edict invited the attention of Taliban Mufti Khalid Shah’s edicts against internationally recognized Islamic scholars like late Maulana Hassan Jan, Allama Taqi Usmani, Maulana Tariq Jameel and others. He said that such edicts of Mufti Khalid Shah against such highly credible and respectable religious scholars were available on Tliban-made CDs.

Mufti Zainul Aabideen further states that Taliban, despite chanting slogan of “Allah’s rule on Allah’s land” are ignoring this slogan in the areas under their control. They not only impose the system of their choice in these areas, but also forcibly collect the so-called taxes and fines from the people. They justify their terrorist acts discussing in mosques, schools and other public places and claim, “There is no sin in killing 100 innocent persons for one guilty person.”

Islam prohibits killing of innocent people whereas the Taliban are killing innocent Muslims. Even they congratulate the terrorists and suicide bombers on, what they claim, “entrance into the heaven for killing the innocent people.”

The author of the edict further states that Taliban give preference to the directives of their amirs (heads or commanders) instead of following the directives of Allah Almighty and sayings of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Even Taliban affiliated to different groups are reluctant to recognize each other’s amirs (heads or commanders).The author of the edict has in particular denounced slaughtering and beheading of the innocent people at hands of the Taliban. In the light of this edict, the author has requested Ulema and religious scholars to come forward to denounce such inhuman and immoral acts on the part of the Taliban.

Dear Sir, this is a positive development. I want to tell you your continued cooperation has bringing some positive change on our lives.

Again thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas, Pakistan

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“Big Bang” In Pakistan

September 15, 2007

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,

A few days ago I have told you that the people of Pakistan have been waiting for a ‘big bang’ as the government has almost been losing the control of the country. Now some parts of that big news has stared happening.

Attack on the commandoes in Tarbela Ghazi has jolted the whole country. Terrorists have intisified their campaign as they have been making last-ditch efforts to assert themselves.

Today a news of killing of religious leader in Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province has created great terror and fear. According to reports, leader of JUI (F) and noted non-controversial religious scholar Maulana Hassan Jan was gunned down by unknown assailants in Wazir Bagh area after Iftari on Saturday in the jurisdiction of Yakkatoot Police Station. Maulana had gone to the residence of a colleague in Wazir Bagh for solemnizing a Nikah.

However, after Iftari as he left for offering Maghrib prayer, he was shot dead on way by 
the armed assailants. The killers managed to flee from the scene. The critically injured Maulana was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital. The killing of Maulana Hassan Jan led to protest by his followers in and around the Lady Reading Hospital.

The police have cordoned off the area for the arrest of the killers. Khateeb Darvesh Mosque Peshawar Cantt Maulana Hassan Jan was Vice President of Wifaqul Maadaris and rose to eminence in the 1988 general elections when he defeated late ANP rehber Khan Abdul Wali Khan in his hometown District Charsadda and elected member national assembly. It merits a mention here that Khan Abdul Wali Khan had quit politics after losing election to Maulana Hassan Jan.

Maulana Hassan Jan was highly regarded by the people belonging to all walks of life and use to approach him for seeking religious decrees. Chairman Senate Mianmuhammad Soomro, Governor NWFP Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai, Chief Minister NWFP
 Akram Khan Durrani, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Ijaz ul Haq, Senator Sahibzada Khalid Jan, Law Minister Malik Zafar Azam and Deputy Convener Rabta Committee MQM Dr. Farooq Sattar have condemned the brutal killing of Maulana Hassan Jan.

Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao has ordered early arrest of the killers involved in the murder of Maulana Hassan Jan. Maulana Hassan Jan was born in village Parang in District Charsadda in 1938.

He is survived by four sons and a daughter.

On the one hand the terrorists have been killing the people, but on the other hand the government has been making deal with them in the tribal areas. Mohmand Agency political administration and the Safi tribesmen have inked an agreement for peace, in which, the Safi tribesmen have agreed on not providing any sanctuary to the foreigners.Sources told that the Safi tribesmen and the political administration singed the agreement during the Jirga at  the Agency Headquarter Ghalanai.

The elders of the Safi tribesmens’ four subsidiary branches—Shinwari, Garbuz, Masood and Kandhari, while from the government side, the Upper Mohmand’s Assistant Political agent, Syed Ahmad Jan and the Tehsildar of Safi area inked the agreement.

Mohmand agency Political Agent, Dr. Kazim Niaz also addressed the Jirga. The agreement envisages that the tribesmen would neither be giving safe haven to the foreigners nor would allow subversive and terrorist activities, while the roads would be made safe, government properties would be protected besides the government personnel would be allowed freely to move in the area with full protection. Dear Sir, situation is very critical in the country. I do not know why the government has been showing lethergy in taking decisive action against the terrorists. The United States is also silent. If immediate steps are not taken the terrorists may make more horrible terrorist attacks.

Thank you very much,

Yours  sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan