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Maulana Maududi’s Role Against Jinnah’s Pakistan

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

Let me start by saying – as a disclaimer- that opposing Jinnah, the Muslim League or Pakistan is not  an unpardonable crime.  Support for Pakistan’s creation is not sine qua non for its citizenship.  However an exception must be made in the case of Jamaat-e-Islami given its latter day claims about being the guardians of Pakistan’s ideology.   Maulana Maududi claimed and his “Jamaat-e-Islami” still claims to be the guardian of Pakistan’s ideological frontiers as it were.  They have been at the forefront of religious bigotry against all minority groups of Pakistan.  They abuse those who stand for a peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute and they hurl abuses at groups like Agha Khanis and Ahmadis- the two of the most actively pro-Pakistan groups during partition- and accuse them of being the enemies of Pakistan. Continue reading

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