April 06 , 2017

No compromise on blasphemy laws, says Jalandhri

Wants mly courts to hear blasphemy cases; claims madrassas facing same threat as faced by Islam; enrollment in seminaries increasing despite propaganda

MULTAN: Wafaqul Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan Nazim-e-Aala Qari Hanif Jalandhri has said no compromise on blasphemy laws is acceptable and demanded that blasphemy cases be heard by military courts for early conviction.

Addressing the 90th annual congregation of the Jamia Khairul Madaris here on Wednesday, he said madrasas were not preaching extremism and terrorism. The madrasa education was a complete code of life in the light of the holy Quran which declared killing of innocent people a big crime. He said God would never pardon killers of innocent people. He said madrasas promoted peace, harmony and tolerance.

Criticizing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he said he wanted to portray himself as a liberal person and that’s why he declared Qadianis national assets. He asked the PM to take his words back because Qadianis were a minority and against Islam. “We know very well how to sacrifice our lives and how to kill others to protect the prestige of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). We will not spare blasphemers and their facilitators in the country," he said.

Jalandhri said PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto banned liquor sale, but the Sindh government allowed this business. He also criticised the Sindh government for disallowing non-Muslims to embrace Islam before being adult.

He said US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim countries reflected US extremism. He said madrasas were facing the same threat as faced by Islam around the world. He said Muslims in the West were being discriminated against. He said the enrollment in madrasas was increasing day by day despite all propagandas and about 300, 000 pupils were studying in madrasas at present. He said Wafaqul Madaris produced 71,064 Hufaz this year that was a world record.

Referring to his meeting with the ISI DG in the Musharraf government, he said the DG just smiled over his question about madrasas shortlisted for their involvement in extremism. The DG inquired where the shortlisted madrasas were located.



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