Jamaat-e-Islami’s rag “Daily Ummat” Asks Me To Leave Pakistan !

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

In his recent column (“Mera beta teri fauj ka sipahi hoga”) in the rag, Daily Ummat,  Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui  has asked all Pakistanis like the “Qadiani supporter” Yasser Latif Hamdani who speak of a secular Pakistan to move to India.   Could things be more ironic?

I find it strange sometimes that Jamaat-e-Islami claims positions thinking that everyone reading their lies is going to buy their crooked distortions as facts.  In a campaign not long ago against Aga Khanis, they claimed that Aga Khanis were Zionists and opposed to the ideology of Pakistan.   Ofcourse such inconvenient facts as the first president of the Muslim League being Aga Khan are of no consequence.

In his aforementioned article Mr. Siddiqui declares – with what one can imagine is a very straight face- that Pakistan was made by his parents under the slogan Pakistan ka matlab kiya La illah ilallah.   The controversy of the slogan Pakistan ka matlab kiya la illah ilallah ought to have been put to rest when Jinnah himself denounced this slogan as being nothing but the handiwork of a few people who wanted to “catch a few votes”. 

Now as someone whose family was involved in the Pakistan Movement  and whose great grandfather, Syed Aurangzeb Ali Shah Hamdani,  was honored at the Muslim League centenary on March 23rd,  2006 with a posthumous gold medal, awarded by the then Prime Minister of this republic to his grandson  at the Aiwan-e-Tehreek-e-Karkunan-e-Pakistan on the Mall Lahore, by the Nazaria-e-Pakistan foundation  for his contributions to the Pakistan Movement, I believe I can speak with much more authority about what Pakistan Movement was about than some third rate crook of the Jamaat-e-Islami- a party that not only VOCIFEROUSLY opposed the creation of Pakistan but then actively tried to create hurdles for Pakistan Government and its moves in Kashmir in 1948.

To me my great grandfather’s connection to the Pakistan Movement is irrelevant.  Besides my view of partition is informed by the Ayesha Jalal school of thought. I do so now only because I have asked by a crook to leave my country because his “parents” allegedly made it.  My great grandfather’s contribution, significant as it is, was essentially politics and not part of some grand millennial fantasy. And he did end up losing upto 1200 acres of prime agricultural land as a result – because League having endorsed Independence for British India as part of manifesto was an opposition party- but to my mind the creation of Pakistan was the result of the breakdown of negotiations between the League and the Congress.   It might just have gone another way in 1946.   Therefore despite having been honored by the state as a freedom fighter and a worker in the Pakistan movement, I view my great grandfather as a shrewd notable and a landowner who had the prescience to abandon the Unionist camp long before other landowners and feudals of the area did.

Those who have read my writings know that I admire Mahomed Ali Jinnah probably more than any other historical figure.  For this I have sustained the most abuse not just from Indians but even other groups that dislike my admiration for Pakistan’s founding father.    I usually refer to the Quaid-e-Azam as Mr. Jinnah because that is what he preferred to be called.   Yet – get this –  Mr. Siddiqui  has taken issue with the fact that I don’t call Mr. Jinnah Quaid-e-Azam… this Mr. Siddiqui who follows crook Maulana Maududi who not only opposed the creation of Pakistan but whose abuse against Quaid-e-Azam Mahomed Ali Jinnah (here I said it again)  is well documented.

Dear Mr. Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui of Jamaat-e-Islami – terrorist sympathizer and supporter of the Taliban –    before you ask bona fide citizens of Pakistan who are here by choice and free will (unlike you who would run to America the first chance he gets if America ever opens its doors to crooks, cranks and mad men like you) to leave Pakistan because they state such honest and inconvenient truths as the fact that Jinnah’s Pakistan and Maulana Maududi’s Pakistan are mutually exclusive,  answer this :

  1. Why did Maulana Maududi call Pakistan Movement and idea of Muslim Nationalism akin to an oxymoron as the “chaste prostitute”?

2.    Why did Maulana Maududi constantly and repeatedly abuse Quaid-e-Azam and declare that Pakistan would be based on kufr?

3.   Why did Maulana Maududi oppose the Kashmir War in 1948?

4.   Why did Maulana Maududi hobnob with the establishment to bring down the government of Khawaja Nazimuddin?

5.   Why did Maulana Maududi prostitute himself to America when America published and printed his “Islam aur ishtrakiat” to be distributed in the Islamic World?

6.     Why did Maulana Maududi aid and abet the military regime of General Yahya Khan ?

7.    Why did Maulana Maududi create Al Badr and other Islamist organizations to kill off Pakistanis in East Pakistan?

8.      Why did Mian Tufail Ahmed of Jamaat-e-Islami accept funds from CIA to participate in CIA’s operation wheel jam in 1977?

9.    Why did Jamaat-e-Islami support and form part of General Zia ul Haq’s government?

10.   Why did Jamaat-e-Islami aid and abet Americans in the Afghan War?

11.   Why did Jamaat-e-Islami help General Musharraf pass the damned 17th Amendment?

Mr. Siddiqui, unlike you I won’t ask you to leave Pakistan despite the fact that you are a confirmed traitor and a fifth columnist.   After all you yourself claimed that “your son shall be part of my army”.   What I will do is to continue to fight against is the curse of Maududi and his remnants in Pakistan for as they say in Seraiki “Khooo ichu kuta na kidhasoon, tey wuzzu kithoo karaisoo”  translation:  If I won’t take the dog out of the well, how would I perform my ablution?

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22 responses to “Jamaat-e-Islami’s rag “Daily Ummat” Asks Me To Leave Pakistan !

  1. mazbut

    too personal, hate-provoking and uncalled for!!
    RRumi Sahib, since you own this web site, all this is not the way of the Sufis like you!!

  2. yasserlatifhamdani

    Mazbut… What is “personal” and “hateful” about pointing out some real facts of history about Jamaat-e-Fitna-e-Maududiat?and what do you think of Daily Ummat calling on Qadiani supporter yasser latif hamdani to leave Pakistan? I suppose that is fine and dandy.

    Don’t speak to Raza Rumi…. he is not going to listen to a crook like you!

  3. fair mind2

    I think Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui should try to make Pakistan part of Greater India/ United India to PAY OFF HIS OBLIGATION to a Qadiani Sir Zafarullah Khan for writing 23rd March declaration of Pakistan and representing Muslims for Pakistan’s geographical boundaries. When this is achieved he should start struggle to create an Independent Pakistan.
    It is interesting to see audacity of people like Kashif asking people like myself to leave Pakistan whose father spent time in jail during British Raj for his crime: Struggle for Creation of Pakistan.

  4. Umar

    it seems kashif spoke truth which hurt you most. well done Kashif Hafiz to expose moron s like Hamdani

  5. Anjum Amin Siddiqui

    I wonder whether this blogging has anything to do with real life. As a nation we are going down morally & ethically and this piece of writing proved it. What exactly meant by a libral and who are fifth columnsit. We are a nation deviod of all sanity still fighting the same old war whether partition was right or wrong. History cannot be changed the only way to change it destroy the country and we are very good at it.

  6. Ron

    “In his recent column (“Mera beta teri fauj ka sipahi hoga”) in the rag, Daily Ummat, Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui has asked all Pakistanis like the “Qadiani supporter” Yasser Latif Hamdani who speak of a secular Pakistan to move to India. “

    Yeah yeah yeah…….plz plz plz……MOVE TO INDIA.

    Yasser bhai also bring the FOLLOWING PEOPLE with you to India:

    1) Pervez Hoodboy
    2)Nadeem F Paracha.

    How i wish this could be true.

    Thanks Mr.Kashif….u just spoke my heart.

  7. Voldemort

    Your great grandfather’s achievements do not qualify you to speak on some subject, just as Maududi’s opposition to Pakistan do not make the Kashif dude answerable.

    It’d have been better if you’d argued your case based on its merits. You have a strong case but by using your grandfather’s accomplishments as a crutch, you inadvertently make it weak.

    Most importantly, the fact of the matter is that Pakistan can never be secular. Religion has seeped into the Pakistani psyche so deep that extricating it is going to be next to impossible.

  8. YLH

    Voldemort,

    I am not sure if you read the article in full but let me quote something from it which might clear up a few misconceptions you have developed:

    To me my great grandfather’s connection to the Pakistan Movement is irrelevant. Besides my view of partition is informed by the Ayesha Jalal school of thought. I do so now only because I have asked by a crook to leave my country because his “parents” allegedly made it. My great grandfather’s contribution, significant as it is, was essentially politics and not part of some grand millennial fantasy. And he did end up losing upto 1200 acres of prime agricultural land as a result – because League having endorsed Independence for British India as part of manifesto was an opposition party- but to my mind the creation of Pakistan was the result of the breakdown of negotiations between the League and the Congress. It might just have gone another way in 1946. Therefore despite having been honored by the state as a freedom fighter and a worker in the Pakistan movement, I view my great grandfather as a shrewd notable and a landowner who had the prescience to abandon the Unionist camp long before other landowners and feudals of the area did.

    Those who have read my writings know that I admire Mahomed Ali Jinnah probably more than any other historical figure. For this I have sustained the most abuse not just from Indians but even other groups that dislike my admiration for Pakistan’s founding father. I usually refer to the Quaid-e-Azam as Mr. Jinnah because that is what he preferred to be called. Yet – get this – Mr. Siddiqui has taken issue with the fact that I don’t call Mr. Jinnah Quaid-e-Azam… this Mr. Siddiqui who follows crook Maulana Maududi

    I hope this will clarify my position and show you why your post is wholly on the wrong.

  9. YLH

    Umar Raheem aka Ummi…

    Honest, integrity and truth on the one hand and Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui and crooks like you are mutually exclusive.

  10. Munawar Hasan’s son is Britain, other lot whole Jamat leadership is in US and UK too where they are busy in propagating their terrorism on the name of morality and religion and inspiring people like Faisal Shahzad so he can go nutts.

    Idiots like these Jamatis can only cause problems. They can’t protests against suicide attacks and condemn them but ready to cause more problems for common people.

    All these questions should be published in news paper to expose mullah Moudodi .

  11. Ammar Zafarullah

    It is ironic to see the religious parties who have little or no electoral support making the whole country a hostage? How are “They” the custodians of Islam? We are not a theocratic state yet these bigoted Mullah’s issue fatwa’s likely they are handing out goodie bags! It’s high time that the state issues a “Fatwa” on no more Fatwa’s!

  12. Junaid

    I cannot understand that why the right quickly labels the left as non-patriotic and a traitor?

    Last of all why go to India after all? There are more Muslims in India then in Pakistan.

    Being a Muslim and living in India is anti-islamic or what?

  13. YLH

    Not that it has any bearing on your argument…. but India has about 15 million fewer Muslims than Pakistan… (that is if we don’t count Ahmadis as Muslims in Pakistan… other wise the number is higher by about 4 million more)….

    Pakistan’s census shows 165 million Muslims. India’s census shows 148 million… though we’ll have a final count later this year.

  14. Samar Abbas

    hi,
    keep fighting.
    thanks.
    samar, new delhi

  15. YLH

    Samar Abbas,

    Nice to see they’ve given internet access in Chandni chowk. I mean you may not have access to clean drinking water and toilets but atleast you can make smug little comments on PakTeaHouse because we let you.

  16. Zulfi

    Excellant Hamdani
    Keep it up.

  17. Voldemort

    YLH:

    I do know why you had to bring up your great grandfather. But did you really have to respond to a stupid assertion in a proportionally equal manner? You should learn to resist the temptation. Discretion is the better part of valor.

    Whether or not Jinnah meant your country to be a secular Islamic republic is besides the point. The fact of the matter is that since ’47, religion has played a dominant role in Pakistan’s evolution and with every passing year, religion has pushed out secularism to the fringes. It is going to be one helluva task to undo the wrongs of the past 62 years.

  18. yasserlatifhamdani

    Because it is not a stupid assertion. My objective was to show that even though my grandfather was a bona fide All India Muslim Leaguer… I do not consider Pakistan the result of some millenial fantasy.

    What the hell is a secular Islamic republic waisay? Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956 … that too a symbolic one. Jinnah was long gone by then.

    I think Islam can play its role in the lives of Pakistanis.. without there being any need for an “Islamic” republic.

    Please do read my article “Nationalist mythologies and nuanced realities” above…

  19. BIS Cheema.

    Islamic Repubic of Pakistan is an insult to Islam, the religion of Peace. It will do us some good to look back on our past. Punjab is the land of five rivers. All the Punjabis, jointly fought the oppressive Moughal rule as one people, over a period of 200 years, and created a truly secular state of punjab, based on teachings of Sufi Saints and Sikh Gurus. Zafarnama, the letter that Guru Gobind Singh addressed to Auragzeb, after he had lost his father, four sons, and all the worldly possessions, is a peace of litrature, that needs revisiting. The qualities of true Muslims are set out therein, in great detail, and Aurangzeb was asked to examine himself, as he lived up to them. He ended the missive by offering him peace if and when he became a true Muslim. Aurangeb wanted to meet the Guru, but he died before he could do so. The peoples war continued, and finally ended in a truly secular state of Punjab under the leadership of Ranjit Singh. Half the Punjab Armies and half the Cabinet of was manned by Muslims. And it is this newly established secular state of Punjab that confronted the British, the then world power, on battle fields of Pherushah and Chellianwala. The British forces suffered some of heaviest casulties in the Punjab wars, as compared to all their wars in many other parts of world. And this at a time when the Punjabi ruling elite at Lahore was busy in their petty struggle for power after the death of Ranjit Singh. It is aptly summed by lament of Shah Mohamad, ” Shah mahamada aj Sarcar bajun, Jangan jitian, Singhan ne harian ni”. Punjab was evolving into a truly modern state, that respected all faiths. It was overtaken by by events that led to foriegn occupation. The occupying power used divide and rule method to suit their end. And at the time of independence, went on to divide the country, as a parting kick. It is time we faced the facts. The nation states are founded on geographical contigiuty, economic racial, ethnical, linguistic and cultural affinties. Religion is the just not relevant to a modern state. In any case No religion advocates anything other than basic good conduct and love for all the life forms, that are creation of one and only one God. This note is not a plea for undoing the present state of Pakistan, but for a peaceful living of all the Punjabi States of North Western Indian Subcontinent, to get on with of common war against poverty and hunger.

  20. yasserlatifhamdani

    Mr. Cheema,

    Even as an admirer of Ranjit Singh and his great Punjab state, I cannot completely agree with your description.

    The proof is in the pudding. If there had been a historic impulse, it would have shown electorally. The partition of Punjab and Bengal was a parting kick but not from the British … that is a long story. What we do know is that Punjabis – who you hold to be a nation- turned on each other like crazed fanatics …. regardless of such imagined history. Even today, most of Pakistan’s ideological confusion exists in and around the GT Road from “Takht-e-Lahore” to “GHQ”. The rest of Pakistan is ready to move forward… even the most conservative areas else show it abundantly….

    But I do not oppose you. I’d rather you use this imagined history and work towads making Pakistan a worthy heir to Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s legacy.

  21. Jamat e Islami Nasoor

    Jamat e Islami is an evil terrorist Organization,
    here is list of Fatwas against them by Mufties of Deoband and Pakistan.
    http://pakistandesk.com/?p=4261
    But as they do the dirty work of our establishment, they are still roaming freely, The arrest of Khalid Sheik Muhammad from the house of Jamat e Islami Nazima of Pindi is a proof.