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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 1st April 2016 19:02

What is Deoband and who is a Deobandi?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

Darul ‘Uloom Deoband which is the full name that is often shortened to “Deoband” is an institute of higher Islamic education in a town called Deoband in India that was established in 1866 to preserve the heritage of religious learning. Today, it remains one of India’s largest and oldest seminaries where Muslims not only from India, but countries like Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh etc., as well as from the Middle East and East Asia attend to gain undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Islamic Studies (‘Alimiyyah, Ifta, Tafsir, Hadith etc.).

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ITA official response to Sky News?

We thank the press for their keen interest in our school and in particular Sky News’ coverage.

Islamic Tarbiyah Academy (ITA) has a wide range of publications which include topics on denouncing terrorism, crime and drug abuse as well as living in peaceful co-existence with others. Many of these publications have not been published recently but have been on our website for a number of years now.

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Analysis of ITA, Mufti Zubair & their affliations:

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 1st April 2016 23:46
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Bismillah.

I have read the article on Sky News against Islamic Tarbiyah and I have also watched the Youtube response here. Having read the response on the Tarbiyah academy website I think it is quite good and appropiate, following are just my general observations in relation to the media as well as accusations concerning the Al Akhtar Trust.

Firstly I would like to say is that the "Bullied school Child" style of response as has been the norm, (I am not referring to the Tarbiyah academy I think their response as an educational institution is appropriate) over the years is going to lead to more "Bullying". When a School child gets Bullied he decides that if he is nice and sweet to the Bullies he is not going to be Bullied, and anyone who has been bullied will tell you thats like asking to be victimised. What happens is that other children, see this individual, as an easy victim and they also join in the bullying, whilst he originally started of with one or two bullies now anyone and everyone starts bullying him.

The point is that if we are going to respond to the media we need to be fair but very firm and strong in our response....What we find is Muslim organisations using a mealy mouthed apologetic response, because
they feel that being strong and firm, will create a wrong impression and be a hindrance to Dawah, years ago I had someone hint to me that I should not use the word "Islamaphobia" because this may causes offense.
The Jewish community uses the word "anti-semitic" like a guided missile, media and journalists are terrified of being accused of being anti-semitic and will shy away from even legitimate criticism, you will find the Homosexual Lobby using the word "Homophobia" in the same manner.

My pet project has been the BBC for years, I have written to them on various issues...what I found out very early on in corresponding with them, is that when you take softly, softly approach you will get the following response....

We are sorry that you feel BBC was biased we would like to assure you that is simply not the case. The BBC is committed to impartiality, and senior editorial staff, the Executive Committee and the BBC Trust keep a close watch on programmes to ensure that standards of impartiality are maintained. We seek to provide the information which will enable viewers and listeners to make up their own minds; to show the reality of any situation and provide the forum for debate, giving full opportunity for all viewpoints to be heard. Editors are charged to ensure that over a reasonable period they reflect the range of significant views, opinions and trends in their subject area. The BBC does not seek to denigrate any view, nor to promote any view. It seeks rather to identify all significant views, and to test them rigorously and fairly on behalf of the audience.

When you use a strongly worded complaint and accuse the BBC of being motivated by an institutionalised Islamaphobia and consistently engaging in public lynching of muslims, you will get their attention and someone from senior management or editorial or production team responding.

BBC being a public service broadcaster is obligated to respond to each and every complaint as for other media and press, generally you will get a standard printed letter which they just put in an envelope and send out, saying something like, " Thank you for your correspondence, your views have been noted."

I will briefly touch on the issues raised concerning Islamic Tarbiyah academy, first and foremost the most serious accusation.

(1) AL AKHTAR TRUST, is a charity that supports Terrorism


Fact The accuser here is 'The US Treasury Department' on 14/10/2003 they accused the Al Akhtar Trust of raising funds for Terrorism, and requested the United Nations to proscribe it.

Now lets examine the face of the accuser the US Treasury Department, it has a history of arbitrarily accusing
International charities of supporting Terrorism without any evidence and freezing Bank accounts, The US Treasury Department has been completely discredited, by various observers and experts.

Here is an article by William Fisher from 2008
www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2...

The Question for the BBC is this why have they made an accusation without examining the face of the accuser....whats more the US Treasury Department has been completely discredited in the past in 2003 they accused the Palestinian charity Interpal of having links to Terrorism.

A few weeks later, after a full investigation, the British Charity Commission cleared Interpal of any illegal activities, finding the U.S. Treasury did not provide evidence to support their allegations, and unfroze its assets

Further more the BBC also has prior in this the BBC's resident Islamaphobe Journalist and staunch Zionist,
John Ware made a panorama documentary called "Faith Hate and Charity" in which he re-iterated the accusations made by the U.S. Treasury department against "Interpal".

The British Charity Commision once more carried out an extended investigation, in February 2009 the Charity Commission report dismissed allegations by Panorama that Interpal was funding organisations involved in terrorism. Once again the U.S. Treasury did not supply any evidence to the Charity Commission inquiry.

So since the BBC itself has had its fingers burned by making a hotch potch Islamaphobic propaganda programme against an Islamic Charity falsley accusing it of funding Terrorism, based on no evidence except the arbitrary accusations of the U.S. Treasury Department. Why has chosen to go the same root once more,
only conclusion that can be derived from this its nothing but an Islamophobic witchhunt to besmirch a legitimate Muslim organisation.

Now lets examine this further during the civil war in Afghanistan, there was a great humanitarian crisis, but at the same time due to the inherent danger many International Charities either completeley suspended operations or only operated in certain regions that were considered to be safe. Vast majority of the country was in a state of crisis, this void was commendably filled by various Muslim charities from across the world.

Post 9/11 during the so-called war on Terror the U.S. arbitrarily started accusing, and proscribing and freezing the funds of various charities who operated in Afghanistan or were involved in helping those in Iraq and falsely accused them of financing Terrorism. Some of these accusations are laughable so and so charity supports Terrorism, because they provided medical treatment at their clinic to fighters of a particular group.
It goes without saying that International charities are beholden to provide medical care to all and sundry regardless of political or military affiliation, thats what charities do.

Under the rules of War the British Army provided Medical treatment and care to many insurgents, injured or mutiliated during combat...So by this criterion would the BBC say that by providing Medical care that the British Army was financing and supporting Terrorism.

So these accusations of the BBC are nothing but shoddy journalism based on zero research primarily motivated by nothing but a pre-determined agenda of engaging in an Islamaphobic witch hunt,certainly not worthy of an organisation that chants "we impartial" like religious mantra.

Well anyways these posts are getting rather long dont know if anyone is gonna read them? So I will just leave it at that with a few. miscellaneous points that should be mentioned in a response.

Mufti Zubair Dudha is a Sufi belonging to the Chisti Sufi order, named after the Sufi Saint, Khwajah Moinudeen Chisti (RA), his teachings are a message of Love, Peace , Harmony and service to Humanity, his shrine in Ajmer India,is visited by millions every year, of every religious background from Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Christians, Hazrat Hakeem Akhtar Shah was a prominent teacher of the Chisti order who taught and was a reflection of the teachings of Love and Harmony prevalent in this order, and service to people of all religions...!

Their are many studies done on the negative effects of television and its detrimental effects on the minds of children, the violence, foul language, pornographic programming. Many Christians and people of other religions have spoken on the harmful effects of Television. Infact the late Christian Social activist Barbara Whitehouse spent close to 40 years speaking out against harmful effects of televison and media in general. If you go to the self help section of any book store, or library you why find dozens books written by various authors, recommending that individuals exclude Television, from their lives how it impedes productivity, causes a person to feel depressed, and generally has a negative impact on the mind, many educators have written on this as well and how it impedes the learning of children, many health professionals have spoken as to how children are less inclined towards physical activities then previous decades like the 1950's they also attribute this to being a negative impact of television . But non of the aforementioned have articles written or are presented as extremist or against British Customs, what exactly is this supposed mean anyway, is it virtuous Custom for children to be exposed Sex drugs viloence foul language, from a young age.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd April 2016 11:06

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

In my humble opinion there is clear room for taking BBC to court for defamation and accusations. BBC doesn't have a well funded legal department and there is likelyhood that we will win, that will put a stop to every Tom, Dick & Harry taking Deobandees to task every few weeeks otherwise this won't stop. Times and Sky are simply tagging on BBC's program to be aired on Tuesday.

Unfortunately we can't always do what we think is best. This won't stop until you hit these people in the pocket, every budding journalist in UK is now gunning for the Deobandees because they are a soft target.

For the first time in decades at least Deobandees are responding and that's a good start.

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