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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sectarianism amongst Muslims in Gujarat!

The Barelvis don't let Deobandis enter their mosques though both are Sunnis.. And the latter don't tolerate the entry of the former in their mosques.

It happens in many regions in the country but when the reports come from....of all places...Gujarat, it is really shocking. In Saurashtra-Kutch region the Barelvis have put up boards at the entrance of mosques, asking the Deobandis not to step into the mosques.

Syed Khalique Ahmed reports in Indian Express that a Commandant, a judge and a sub-inspector were turned away in separate incidents, from the 'Barelvi' mosques. And one, Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Siddiqui, even justifies that why Deobandis can't be allowed to pray in the mosques of Barelvis.

I have personally experienced this Barelvi-Deobandi schism. In the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, as also in Chhattisgarh, there are cities and villages where Muslim localities are clearly divided on these lines.

Though followers of both Barelvi and Deobandi schools are Sunnis, the divide is such that even the dead are not allowed to be buried in the graveyard of the group belonging to the other school. After riots the feeling had seemingly diminished for a while in Gujrat but it's back to square one, again. Ironical indeed.


Ye manzilen !! said...

They fought "pitched batltles 30 miles from Godhra?"

Power play shows up in many forms I guess, be it 2002 or 2007.

What a bunch of Losers...

Anser azim said...

Its unfortunate!!. Iqbal has spoken on this subject long time ago. We all try to be the Darogah of Jannat. But, in truth we all are judged by our relative understanding of our faith!!!
"Zaban se kah bhi diya la ilaha illah to kya hasil
Dil-o-nigah Musalman naheen to kuchh bhi naheen"

"Shajar hay firqa arayee, ta’assub hay samar iska
ye wo phal hay jo jannat se nikalwata hay adam ko"

Firqa bandi hei kahin aur kahin zatein hein
Kya zamane mei panapne ki yehi batey hein?

Masjid to banadi shab bhar mein imaan ke hararat walon ne
man apna purana papi hay barson mein namazi ban na saka"

I have seen this paagalpan everywhere!!!!. Nice topic!!
Anser Azim, Chicago

gulnaz said...

this deobandi and barelvi tussle is the height of stupidity and if it were not for the lives it harms, it would be funny!

there was some incident about someone dying and his namaz janaaza being read by a maulvi of another sect, i am forgetting who was the barelivi here, the dead or the maulvi... anyway afterwards the maulana of the dead guy declared it to be so wrong as to the nikaah of the funeral attendants to be repeated!! it was on tv the whole day, made a mockery of islam and no 'other' here! they were mud slinging like crazy and no thought was given to the dead guy incidentaly.

Ye manzilen !! said...

Leadership and few good Indian Muslim is all that is needed and all this be be wakoofiyan can be history...

Some day.....