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Wahabi ideology is a threat to India’s internal security: AIUMB

Monday, July 1st, 2013 by Online Editor Lucknow Jul 01 (Only Kashmir/TCN): The Wahabi/Salafi fire that has engulfed Afghanistan and Pakistan will not

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Lucknow Jul 01 (Only Kashmir/TCN): The Wahabi/Salafi fire that has engulfed Afghanistan and Pakistan will not be allowed to burn India, said Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhowchhvi addressing eighth annual meeting of All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) held today at Rudauli.

Kicchhowchhvi who is the president of AIUMB said in addition to importing oil from Saudi Arabia, India is also being a recipient of the Wahabi ideology. “This ideology is detrimental to our internal security, national harmony and ethos,” argued Kichhowchhvi.

Kuchhowchhvi directly attacked Jamiat Ahle Hadith as the organization that is getting funded by Saudi Arabia to spread the “extremism.”

The AIUMB board has long demanded removal of Wahabi caretakers of khaanqaahs and dargahs.

Gaddinasheen of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah in Ajmer Syed Mehdi Miyan Chishti said that Sufism has deep roots in India and the conspiracy to weaker it never be allowed to succeed. “Devotees from all over the world come to Ajmer because they have deep respect for Sufism, some people are trying to attack the devotion that people have. This is not just an issue of Indian Sunni Muslims but an issue that affects the nation and the humanity,” said Chishti.

Board also objected to the visits of Imams of Harmain visits to India. They said Imams are being used to setup an extremist Wahabi leadership in India.

AIUMB’s Uttar Pradesh’s president and Sajjadanasheen of Khanqah Rudauli Shareef Shah Ammar Ahmad Ahmadi Nayyar Miyan demanded adequate representation of Indian Muslims in state government’s policies.

Board’s Mufti Syed Waseem Ashraf said India should be cautious about her relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Board also discussed and approved a draft will that can be used by Muslims who want to give their property to waqf. This will have provisions to make sure that Sufi practices continue to be performed.

Others who participated in the meeting were Syed Shahid Chishti from Ajmer, Qari Ayub from Muzaffarpur, Maulana Noorani from Srinagar, Haji Yunus Solanki from Vadodra, Syed Faraz Ahmad Aamri from Delhi.