In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh
- On July 1st 2016 a group of Terrorists targetted and killed civilians in Dhaka (Bangladesh). Rohan Imtiaz (22) one of the Terrorists was found to have some Facebook posts of Dr Zakir Naik.
- DailyStar of Bangladesh started the ball rolling and the Indian Media jumped into the frenzy. DailyStar of Bangladesh has now issued a tame apology
- But the Indian Media and even the Prime Minister have Joined in the chorus.
- Indian Media has come across Fatwaas of Deobandees during their search for any dirt against Dr Zakir Naik and they are using it to spice their stories. Darul-uloom Deoband has condemened their actions.
First comment on the Blog really sums our situation...
I'm too crying for this. The magnetism of Salafis and their institutions in their digital marketing is very powerful that it can attract any educated and non-educated person. Look at their websites, pamphlets, e-pamphlets, posters, videos, images, etc.
Everything looks very stunning that it can give very clear message to the passerby. Salafis concentrate more on English language and if they ever have to use Urdu in their shows, they are so simple to understand. Many of the words use in the 'Ulema's lectures are very difficult to understand for today's youth. Reading Urdu is very far from this.
Whenever there are any big jalsa of Deobandiees, they begin posting big posters (no quality at all) and that too in Urdu language. Those posters fills with the names of 'Ulema-e-ikram that I can say 90% of the people who will look at it don't even know 2-3 scholars.
Look at the side of Ghayr Muqallideen. Their posters have quality, colorful, no hadhrath's name mentioned (except the lecturer'ss name), and title of the lecture in English. This is the case of my place.