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 English News  27 July 2020


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The Punjab Tahaffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill 2020 is contrary to Quran and Sunnah and is an attack on the Constitution of Pakistan - Hamid Moosavi


ISLAMABAD, July 23: Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board Quaid-i-Millat Jafaria Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the Punjab Tahaffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill 2020 is contrary to Quran and Sunnah and is an attack on the Constitution of Pakistan. Peaceful Protest Day will be observed all over Pakistan on Friday 31st July against this step that is aimed is causing damage to the foundations of Pakistan. The Pakistan enemy forces should not forget that in response to the attack on Pakistan's ideology, Tehreek Nifaz-Fiqh Jafaria had seized the Pakistan Secretariat and had launched an 8-month long agitation from the platform of Hussaini Mohaz. Peaceful agitation is our first step against this bill and we will not shy away from taking any big step to save the foundations of the religion and the motherland. This vicious bill should be withdrawn forthwith. All powers in the country should keep in mind that we will never allow anyone to turn the country into state of any particular group. We will not let anyone play with the country’s integrity and solidarity who called Pakistan as ‘Paleedistan’ and called Quaid-i-Azam as ‘Kafir-e-Azam’. The Article 227 of the Constitution clearly indicates that interpretation of Qur'an and Sunnah will be considered acceptable as is interpreted by any sect, accordingly. The proscribed groups who feel that they could trample the constitutional rights of other sects who are in billions, live in a fool’s paradise. The vicious bill has been brought in favour of those who are committing blasphemy against the Khantoon-e-Jannat Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A.). The position and respect of the Aal-e-Muhammad (A.S.) is inscribed on the hearts and thus cannot be erased by such bills. We don’t want to impose our faith on others but the beliefs of the Shiite school of thought should not also be tampered with. These views were expressed by him while addressing the office-bearers of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Punjab that called on him at the head of Punjab President Allama Hussain Muqaddasi.

            Agha Moosavi said the passage of the vicious bill just before Muharramul Haram is aimed at thwarting the efforts of the government to keep law and order intact. He said letters have been written to the President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Chief of the Army Staff, Chairman Senate, Speaker, and Governor Punjab asking them to fulfil the responsibilities as defenders of the Constitution. The results of bringing the proscribed parties in the Assemblies are beginning to emerge. Where did the Action Plan go? The undemocratic and extremist attitude of the Speaker Punjab Assembly is regrettable. The remnants of the dictator want to sabotage the ideology of Pakistan and fulfill its abominable agenda. We will not allow the foundations of Pakistan to be hollowed out.

            The TNFJ chief said that those who have introduced the bill should tell who removed the name of Imam Hassan (A.S.) — who had studies the Loh-e-Mehfooz in the childhood — from the Khilafat-e-Rashida to damage the history. He said saying Karam Allah Wajaho to Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) is proven by the Hadees-e-Nabavi (SAAW) therefore they should take off the bandage of biasness from their eyes. What does this bill say about Hazrat Maryam (S.A.) whose piousness is claimed by Allah Himself in Quran and what do they say about Ummul Mumineen Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra (S.A.) to whom Allah Himself sent His Salam through Gabriel. In the graveyard Salam is sent to all those who are buried there without any distinction between sinners and pious people; then how the sending salutation on the dearest wife of the Holy Prophet (SAAW), his daughter who is the Sardar of women in the universe and in Paradise can be forbidden.

            Agha Moosavi said Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim write that when the Surah-e-Ahzab’s Ayah-e-Tatheer (إِنَّ اللَّہَ وَ مَلاءِکَتَہُ یُصَلُّونَ عَلَی النَّبِیِّ یا أَیُّہَا الَّذِینَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَیْہِ وَ سَلِّمُوا تَسْلِیماً) was sent, the Companions of the Prophet (SAAW) came to him and said, “O Beloved of Allaah, how can you be greeted with salutation? He said: Recite it as follows: (اَلّہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ کَما صَلَّیْتَ عَلی اِبْراہیِمَ وَ آلِ اِبْراہِیمَ وَ آلِ اِبْراہِیمَ فِی الْعالَمِینَ اِنَّکَ حَمِیدٌ مَجیِدٌ). Quran is giving commandment to send salutation on Ahle Bait (S.A.) and the method is being told by Sahah Sitta and these elements are trying to force Muslims to write and call their names according to their own nefarious whims which is condemnable.

            The TNFJ chief said that the rulers should have advertised the bill in public if they were bringing it with reference to the beliefs and ideologies of different sects so as to avoid any controversy. He gave examples of Qur'an and Hadees and said that the Qur'an about Hazrat Maryam, said: Verily, Allaah has chosen you and purified you. In the same way, for the Khatoon-e-Jannat Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A.) and the Ahle Bait (A.S.) Allah Says similar words. There are many Ahadees in which علیہ السلام is used for Hazrat Ali. For example Sunan Abi Dawood (1272) says: حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ عُمَرَ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَۃُ عَنْ أَبِی إِسْحَقَ عَنْ عَاصِمِ بْنِ ضَمْرَۃَ عَنْ عَلِیٍّ عَلَیْہِ السَّلَام أَنَّ النَّبِیَّ صَلَّی اللَّہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ کَانَ یُصَلِّی قَبْلَ الْعَصْرِ رَکْعَتَیْنِ). Dozens of other Ahadees in Sunan Abi Dawood wrote علیہ السلام with the name of Maula Ali (A.S.).

            Agha Moosavi said that Ahle Sunnat scholar Qazi Sanaullah Panipati wrote in his Tafseer Mazhari (edition 7) on Page 412 علیہ السلام for Nawasa-e-Rasool. Meanwhile, علیہ السلام has been used by Maula-e-Kainaat Hazrat Ali (A.S.), Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A.), Hazrat Imam Hassan (A.S.) and Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) by many Sunni scholars and many books including Sahi Bukhari. Allama Fakhruddin Al-Razi writes in Tafseer-e-Kabeer, second edition, page 700 published by Darul Taba’at Al-Amira, Qustuntunia says: ''الحسن والحسین علیھما السلام کانا ابنی رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم''). He says that there is a commandment of Imam Ahle Sunnat Imam Shafaee that is glittering the Islamic history that Oh, Ahle Bait (S.A.) of Rasool (SAAW) Allah Has made your love binding in His Book. It is enough to state your greatness that one who does not send salawat on you, his/her prayers are not accepted at all.

            The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi expressed the hope that the authorities and all national institutions would spare no effort to thwart the attack on the Constitution of Pakistan.