Taliban – Who Are They?

In this page are articles aimed at dispelling the lies and misconceptions which surround the Taliban of Afghanistan, the True Mujahideen of Ahlus Sunnah Wa’l Jama’ah, who are all adherents to the Maslak of the Akabir of Deoband. The articles will also demonstrate that the Jihad of True Mujahideen is characterised by Taqwa, Wara’, nobility and integrity, and very unlike the ‘Jihad’ of the multitude of salafi, modernist, nationalist, and other deviant sects around the world, who have tarnished and desecrated the pure name of Jihad.

Note that the Taliban are a separate entity to the salafi-influenced Pakistani Fake Taliban whose leaders have repeatedly announced allegiance to and close collaboration with deviants – in a manner contrary to the way of the Salaf-us-Saliheen who vehemently abhorred the slightest of deviations. The True Taliban have, in fact, come out several times emphasizing the distinction between themselves and other groups, including the Fake Taliban. As Mullah Abdul Jalil, a close aide of Mullah Omar, declared publically a while ago: “It is necessary to understand that there is a sea of difference between the people who call themselves the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Taliban and the Taliban. We have nothing to do with them. In fact, we oppose the policies they adhere to against the Pakistani security forces. We individually speak to all groups, whether they are Pakistanis, Kashmiris, Arabs, Uzbeks or whosoever, telling them not to create violence in Pakistan, especially in the name of the Taliban. But although we don’t have any control over them, we don’t allow such groups to come into our areas. None of these is involved with us in fighting against NATO troops in Afghanistan.”

In the content here is also a call to the Taliban to return to their original and pure ways, which resembled the ‘primitive’ and ‘backwards’ way of the Sahabah (radhiyallahu anhum), and which attracted Allah’s Nusrat, both against the Russian ‘superpower’ and also during the period the Taliban swiftly acquired control of an entire nation within months of their first reunion after the Russian collapse.

The Ummah is not in need of Haraam or Mushtabah (doubtful) means. The Ummah is not in need of deviant sects who are a primary cause of Allah’s Wrath and Azaab (Divine Chastisement) currently afflicting this downtrodden Ummah. The Ummah is only in need of Allah’s Nusrat which is dependent on Ittiba-e-Sunnah, Taqwa, Wara’ (abstinence from all Haraam and doubtful matters), and complete purity from all deviant influences of Baatil sects.

May Allah (azza wa jal) inspire a Group of this Ummah to submit fully to the complete Shariah, and make this Blessed, Victorious Group (al-Taifah al-Mansurah) the means to effect an Unstoppable Revival.


Mullah Omar – The Forgotten, Tragic Betrayal and Lessons Unheeded


How the Taliban Began

Who Is the World’s Most Feared Fighting Force?
(By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Why Did Allah Remove the Taliban From Power?
(By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Taliban – The Only Bastion of Islam on Earth
(By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

The Pakistani Taliban – Another Example of Manipulation of Gullible Muslims
(By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Advice and Warning to the Taliban
(By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

True Jihad – Tarnished by Salafis/Modernists

Many more to follow insha-Allah…


Q. Many ulama appear to be confused and giving out mixed messages with regards to issues such as Jihaad and Khilafah and our role in these integral parts of the Deen. Some ulama propagate the message that there is no Jihaad today, and that even the Talibaan have erred in their priorities, whilst other ulama propagate the message that it is every man’s obligatory duty to participate in these efforts. I would be grateful if Hazrat could clarify what our attitude, role and contribution should be in these aspects of the Deen.

A. *Jihad is a valid and a compulsory institution of Islam. Denial of it is kufr.

*Just as Salaat, Zakaat, Hajj, etc. have conditions for their validity, so too does Jihad have conditions for its validity.

*Jihad is rarely – very very rarely – Fardh Ain. It is always Fardh-e-Kifaayah.

*The Fardh-e-Kifaayah obligation is not on the ordinary man in the street who has no means and way of giving practical expression to this institution.

*The Fardh-e-Kifaayah obligation is on Muslim governments and armies.

*If there are no Muslim governments and Muslim armies as is the current scenario, then if there is a powerful group who can organize Jihad, it will devolve on that group to raise the Standard of Jihad.

*The Jihad of the Taliban is a valid Jihad, and in this era it is the best Jihad. The contention that their priorities are incorrect, is bunkum.

*However, since the Taliban too have failed in concentrating on the moral and spiritual dimensions of Islam, the desired measure of success and victory have not been attained. Minus the Roohaaniyat, there will hardly be success in Jihad.
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Q. Salafis claim that the Taliban are no longer associated with the Ulama of Deoband. Is this true?

A. The claim that the Taliban are no longer associated with the Ulama of Deoband is a monstrous lie. In fact it is a despicable slander against the Taliban. The Taliban are the staunchest Hanafis in the world. So staunch are they, that despite the Arab Mujaahideen fighting alongside them, they (Taliban) do not allow anyone to propagate any Math-hab which is in conflict with the Hanafi Math-hab. Not, only are the Taliban staunch followers of Deoband, they even actively participate in Tabligh jamaat activities. {For the Maslak of the Talibaan, see: http://reliablefatwas.com/the-true-sufis-are-the-flagbearers-of-jihad/}


Q. What lessons should the Taliban pay heed to, in order to avoid the errors made the first time around which resulted in their dominion being displaced by an enemy power.

A. ‘And Allah suffices in battle for the Mu’mineen. Verily, He is Most Powerful and Mighty.’ (Aayat 25, Ahzaab)

‘If you (O Mu’mineen!) adopt Sabr and Taqwa, then NEVER ever will their plot harm you in the least bit.’ (Aayat 120, Aal-e-Imraan)

‘If Allah aids you, there will be none to defeat you. And if he withholds aid from you, then who is ther besides him to help you?’ (Aayat 160, Aal-e-Imraan)

‘It is He (Allah) Who protects you against the people your enemies.’ (Aayat 67, Al-Maaidah)

Allah Ta’ala has bestowed to you, O Taliban! Victory on the Battlefield. Allah Ta’ala has allowed you to humiliate and vanquish your enemies, the enemies of Islam, the so-called superpowers of the world. Despite there fearsome military arsenal and their coalition of 50 countries, the enemies have miserably failed to defeat the ‘Rag-Tag’ Army of Allah Ta’ala Who announces in the Qur’aan:

“Hark! The Army of Allah will be victorious.”

Despite the Taliban’s Imaani and Amali (practical) deficiencies, Allah Ta’ala has sustained them for these past 11 long years. Allah Ta’ala did not allow the American enemy to rout and destroy the Taliban. The considerable length of time – 11 years – to achieve the victory is due to the lack of the requisite degree of Taqwa. Success and victory are commensurate with the degree of Taqwa. The Qur’aan clarifying this fact, states:

“Allah has promised those among you who have Imaan and practise virtuous deeds, that most assuredly He will establish them (grant them sovereignty) on earth just as He had established those before them…..” (Aayat 55, An-Noor)

A Mu’min, according to the Hadith, does not fall in the same hole twice. Once bitten twice shy. But, the naivety of the Taliban is indeed lamentable. During their first stint of sovereignty when they ruled Afghanistan, the U.S. had wooed them; sent a special plane to take them for negotiations to America. The U.S. had instructed all its Arab surrogate states to host and pamper the Taliban. All of this was part of the American conspiracy to transform Afghanistan into another surrogate state such as Saudi Arabia for achieving its strategic goals and establishing its hegemony.

The Taliban blundered by becoming forgetful of Allah Ta’ala and forgetful of the object ive of Hukoomat (governance). They had forgotten that Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan:

“If We grant them political power on earth, they establish Salaat, pay Zakaat, command virtue and prohibit evil. And, the ultimate result of all affairs is for Allah (to decide).” (Aayat 41, Al-Hajj)

The Taliban had become neglectful of the mission for which Allah Ta’ala had granted them sovereignty in Afghanistan. It is this neglectful attitude which had induced the Taliban to abandon their initial diligence in the matter of establishing Salaat. The initial law enforcing Salaat on the entire population was forgotten, and the wonderful system which the Taliban had initially introduced to ensure that the entire country comes to a standstill at Salaat times – five times daily – to enable Salaat to be performed with jamaat in all the Musaajid of the land, was sadly abandoned.

Along with the abandonment of this fundamental obligation, the Taliban began casting long, lustful gazes at the kuffaar world for recognition. They pursued this satanic effort to the degree of moral depravity by begging to be admitted to the immoral kufr Olympic games, but they were ignominiously debarred from participation. It was indeed a shockingly lamentable step for an Islamic government who proclaimed the rule of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, to crave for Olympic games admission. In the light of the Qur’aanic prohibition to look askance at the kuffaar for recognition, the Taliban’s conduct was deplorable. Says the Qur’aan Majeed:

“Do not drag your eyes (casting long gazes of desire) at the glitter of the world which We have granted to the various groups among them (i.e. the kuffaar). The purpose is so that We involve them in trials in this (glitter of the world). The Rizq of your Rabb is best and enduring.” (Aayat 131, Taahaa)

The Taliban appear to be suffering a lapse in this regard. They are becoming entrapped in the same snare – the crave for international recognition which had constrained them to compromise Deeni principles to gain the pleasure of the western world. Allah Ta’ala then snatched away sovereignty from them. They had forgotten Him and began believing that for their worldly success they are in need of the recognition of the kuffaar and fussaaq international community. They had either forgotten or had attached no significance to the Qur’aanic aayat:

“Verily, the earth belongs to Allah. He grants its sovereignty to whomever from His servants He wishes. And, the ultimate victory is for the Muttaqeen.” (Aayat 128, Al-A’raaf)

The Qur’aan commands the Mu’mineen to say:

“O King of Sovereignty! You grant sovereignty to whomever You wish, and you snatch away sovereignty (political power) from whomever You wish. You grant honour to whomever You wish and you humiliate whomever You wish.” (Aayat 26, Aal-e-Imraan)

In the backdrop of these explicit Qur’aanic declarations, why do the Taliban now, on the threshold of political power, look askance at the kuffaar for recognition? Neither France nor Japan nor the entire world put together will be able to recognize the Taliban if Allah Ta’ala selects disgrace and defeat for them. All the battlefield victories achieved by the Taliban were not the products of recognition by the international community nor of the internet propaganda war in which the Taliban is now participating. Neither France nor Japan nor any one of the so-called Muslim states had rallied to aid the Taliban in their hour and years of need.

On the contrary, the entire international community including all the so-called Muslim states without any exception had joined the U.S. coalition in the bid to crush and obliterate the Taliban. Muslim support for the U.S. in its campaign to obliterate the Taliban was so solid that the Saudi regime had even banned the Imaams in the Haramain from making Dua for the Mujahideen. But, when America was participating and fully supporting the Afghan Jihad against the Soviet Union, the Imaams of the Haramain were offering long and stirring supplications during the Jumuah Khutbah for the victory of the Mujahideen.

The Mujahideen were given royal treatment in Saudi Arabia and in all the Arab lands. But when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan the tables were turned. The Taliban were reduced to a forlorn and helpless group lost in a state of near hopelessness. They became pariahs, despised and hounded. Depicting this forlorn state of the Mu’mineen, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

“Remember the time when you were few (in number) and weak on earth. You feared that the people (the U.S. with its coalition) would annihilate you. Then Allah granted you succour, and He aided you with His help, and He fed you with wholesome food so that you be grateful.”

Looking askance at France, Japan and the western world for recognition is not being grateful to Allah Ta’ala. All of these states were and are still the enemies of Islam. They had publicly vowed to annihilate the Taliban. The Taliban had initially feared such annihilation as is mentioned in the above aayat. Then Allah Ta’ala from the Ghaib aided and sustained them. Now, instead of displaying greater gratitude to Allah Ta’ala and reverting more to the Sunnah, they woo the very kuffaar enemies who were part of the invading U.S. coalition of aggressors. This attitude does not bode well for the Taliban.

It was the Battlefield Victory of Badr which had propelled the ‘rag-tap’ group of Sahaabah onto the world stage, and it is the Battlefield victory granted by Allah Ta’ala to the Taliban, which has projected them from their former forlorn and ‘disgraceful’ state of weakness to the present crest of the wave which they are riding. Reminding the Sahaabah of their former state of abject weakness and disgrace, the Qur’aan states:

“Verily, Allah aided you at Badr when you were a disgraceful lot (i.e. in the eyes of the kuffaar). Therefore, fear Allah so that you may be grateful.” (Aayat 123, Aal-e-Imraan)

The Taliban should understand that it is not the internet propaganda which has brought them to this juncture where they are riding on top of the crest of a wave. It was not publicity shows at kuffaar conferences which have given them the current wave of respect and dominance. Allah Ta’ala had bestowed His mercy and honour to them purely via the Battlefield of Jihad.

The Jihad on the Battlefield was not won and can never be won by internet and website propaganda. And, no amount of U.S. dissemination of falsehood did or can adversely affect the Battlefield successes which Allah Ta’ala bestows to the Mujahideen. The War has been won on the Battlefield of Jihad, not on the stupid propaganda websites to which the Taliban are now directing greater attention than to the mission of Da’wat and Tableegh which is the primary obligation of the Islamic state.

Allah Ta’ala had shaded the Taliban in His Canopy of Rahmat when the world considered them a disgraceful band of bandits and terrorists. He has propelled them to the stage of dominance and honour. But, now they are seemingly missing the Pathway – forgetting Allah Azza Wa Jal. The crave for international recognition brings in its wake a dastardly compromise of the Truth and sacrifice of Deeni principles.

When attending the conferences of the kuffaar and fussaaq Muslims, the Taliban who are supposed to be the Standard Bearers of Islam, are constrained to mingle with females, submit to photography, participate in the haraam food, listen to the monotonous stupidities dinned into the ears by the morons of the conference, etc. There is no prevalence of Taliban writ at these shaitaani conferences. It is the writ of the kuffaar to which the Taliban have to submit since they participate as underdogs.

Whilst they are lions on the Battlefields of Jihad, they are mice at the conferences, condescending to the ways and etiquettes of the kuffaar and fussaaq. This our Naseehat is also a warning to the Taliban to beware of the snares of shaitaan who is conspiring to turn the Battlefield victories into defeats on other fronts.

“What! Do you search for honour by them? Verily, all honour belongs to only Allah.” (Aayat 139, An-Nisaa’)

Instead of looking at the enemies and having false hopes on them, the Qur’aan advises the Taliban:

“Say: Sufficient for me is Allah. On Allah should the Mutawakkileen repose their tawakkul.” (Aayat 38, Az-Zumar)

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Q. Please comment on the title ‘Ameerul Mu’mineen’ which has a technical meaning in the Shariah and whose usage should only be restricted to someone from the Quraish.

A. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “The Aimmah are from the Quraish.” There is Ijma’ of the Ummah that the Ameerul Mu’mineen – the Ruler of the entire Ummah – can only be from the Quraish. The title, Ameerul Mu’mineen, has acquired Shar’i significance. Only if the Ruler is from the Quraish Tribe may this designation be appropriated for him. The first four Khulafa-e- Raashideen were from the Quraish, hence the title applied to them. The Bani Ummayyah and the Abbaasi Khilaafats were also of the Quraish, hence the Rulers had validly borne the title, Ameerul Mu’mineen.

In our age, we fail to understand the basis on which Mullah Omar, the Amir of the Afghani Muslims, has acquired the title of Ameerul Mu’mineen. Mullah Omar is not from the Quraish Tribe. It is therefore improper to apply the title of Ameerul Mu’mineen to him.

Despite Sultan Salaahuddeen Ayyubi (rahmatullah alayh) having held the reigns of actual political power, he did not appropriate the title of Ameerul Mu’mineen. Despite the Abbaasi Khalifah in Baghdad having remained a nominal head, Sultan Salaahuddin reigned as a subject of the Khalifah. He had the name of the Khalifah reinstated in the Jumuah Khutbah. For sometime the petty rulers had discontinued mentioning the Khalifah in the Jumuah Khutbah. However, the Sultan restored the Khalifah to his rightful status since he was of the Quraish, whilst Sultan Salaahiddin was a Kurd.
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Q. Most of us know about the Afghan Taliban very well, Alhamdulillah Can you please elaborate about the Pakistani Taliban? Who are they – do they exist??? The irritating part is some Pakistanis claim there are NO mujahideen in Pakistan, only CIA/RAW/Mossad agents. Well, I have no doubt the attacks in schools, markets and hospitals are the work of kuffaar agents like Blackwater etc. But what about the fighters in Swat Valley? Like Maulana Fazlullah, Baitullah Mehsud, Wali-ur-Rahman etc? Who are they? Are they also CIA agents whom we should hate, or are they the real Pakistani Mujahideen for whom we should make dua?

A. While the rank and file (the foot soldiers) of the Pakistani Taliban are sincere and in their opinion waging a Jihad, it is our opinion that this movement was formed by the U.S.A. to destablize Pakistan and to create a rift with the Taliban of Afghanistan. It is now as clear as daylight that the sinister plot of America is to balkanize Pakistan – to split it into several small states which will fight one another, and be dependent of the West. Undoubtedly, all the attacks on markets, Musjids, and hospitals, etc. are the satanic works of America and its stooges.

In the hierarchy of the Taliban, both the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban, we strongly suspect treachery. Some – a very few right at the top – are in cahoots with the American kuffaar. And, Allah knows best.

In the Swat Valley, we believe that Maulana Fazlullah, despite being a sincere person, is extremely short-sighted just as the Maulana of Lal Musjid. They lack foresight, hence they adopt destructive methodologies which are bound to fail and put their people to misery.

Regarding Baitullah Mehsud, we have no idea who he is. We have no information on him. However, some say that he was an American agent while others say that he was a sincere Mujahid. Allah knows best.

We believe that the cause of the Pakistan Taliban and Mujahideen is misdirected. There is no goodness in it. The ignorant and naïve young men and students enlisting for the Pakistani ‘jihad’ are being used for sinister purposes. And, Allah knows best.
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Q. In a booklet, ‘Islam Is’, which is recommended by several prominent Ulama of South Africa, the following appears: “There is no such thing as ‘holy war’ in Islam or in the Qur’an. This is a mistranslation of the word. Holy war is carried out to forcibly subject others to one’s religious beliefs. This is expressly forbidden in Islam. Fighting in war could be jihad, but under what conditions? Muslims fight in defence, but so do others. ….War is atrocious and can never be holy.” It appears that the author is a modernist who has painted an erroneous picture of Islam’s concept of Jihad. Please comment.

A. Killing even an animal is ‘atrocious’. But such killing becomes holy if executed in obedience to the command of Allah Ta’ala, e.g. Qur’baani and Aqeeqah. Killing a human being is ‘atrocious’, but such killing becomes ibaadat and holy if a human being is killed for his irtidaad or for murder. Obedience to the command of Allah Ta’ala transforms the ‘atrocity’ into a holy act.

Undoubtedly, the author of the booklet speaks with a westernized colonized brain. His idea of Jihad is designed to appease his western masters. What he has written about Jihad is plain ghutha (rubbish). Since he has failed to find any supportive grounds in the Qur’aan and Sunnah for his concoction, he proffers furoo’i (detailed) issues which are unrelated to the concept of Jihad.

What he has tendered as proof for his misconception are the rules applicable to Jihad, e.g. women, children and monks should not be killed; Jihad should not be for wealth and territory, etc. These issues whilst of great importance, are not the concept of Jihad. When a Jihad campaign is undertaken then the rules have to be observed.

According to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, the primary Jihad is the offensive Jihad, not the defensive Jihad. A defensive Jihad is fought when the enemy attacks. But the primary, true Jihad is the Jihad which is the consequence of the rejection of the Da’wah of Islam by the non-Muslim nation when the Islamic Army presents the Da’wah on its uninvited entry into the territory of the aliens.

If the Khalifah of Islam, despite having the power to wage war with the objective of bringing the non-Muslim state under Islamic domination, refrains from initiating Jihad in the face of rejection of the Da’wat, then he is guilty of treachery. He will be in violation of his obligation which stems from his position as the Vicegerent of Allah Azza Wa Jal.

According to the Shariah, it is the duty of the Khalifah to despatch his army to invite the non-Muslim rulers of their countries to embrace Islam. If they refuse, they will be presented with two options: (1) Hand over the reigns of power to the Khalifah and become his subjects. OR (2) War. There is no third option.

Islam will not be forced on to the subjects. However, if they opt for retaining their religion, they are allowed to do so, but they will be the subjects of the Islamic state and will have to pay the Jizyah tax. Thus, in the primary Jihad which is an offensive war, three demands will be put to the non-Muslim rulers: (1) Embrace Islam , or (2) Submit to Islamic domination and become the subjects of the Islamic state, or (3) Jihad (HOLY WAR).

The author of the booklet is bereft of understanding of the Deen, hence he disgorged much ghutha in his article. Salaat is holy; Zakaat is holy; Hajj is holy; Fasting is holy; Tilaawat of the Qur’aan is holy, and all commands of the Shariah are holy if executed for the Sake of Allah Ta’ala. Similarly Jihad which is waged for the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala is undoubtedly Holy War, hence the term Fi Sabeelillaah (In the Path of Allah) is primarily used for Jihad.

The Seat of the Khilaafat during the time of the first three Khulafa-e- Raashideen was Madinah. What type of ‘defensive’ war were the Sahaabah engaged in on the shores of the Atlantic in the west, and in Afghanistan and the borders of China in the east? What type of ‘defensive’ war was it to initiate hostilities with non-Muslim rulers thousands of miles from Madinah? The author of the essay wrote pure bunkum.

The Qur’aanic aayaat and innumerable Ahaadith all speak of the virtues of the Primary Jihad, the offensive Jihad. If it was not for Islam’s offensive Jihad, today all of us would have been worshipping Buddha, Krishna, the Cross and a million idols.

Did the kuffaar Berbers of Morocco plan to attack Madinah to warrant Jihad against them? Did the Turks threaten war against the Islamic state? What then took the Sahaabah to Constantinople? The same question applies to all the lands of the kuffaar brought under Islamic domination in rapid succession during the reign of the Khulafa-e- Raashideen. The prominent South African Ulama have rendered the Deen a disservice by recommending a work of rubbish. Perhaps they never even read the article.
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Q. When Will Come Allah’s Help?

A. ‘What! Do you think that you will enter Jannat whilst there has not come to you such (hardships) which had befallen those before you? Wars and hardship befell them, and they were shaken (to such a degree that even) the Rasool and those with him said: ‘When will come the Help of Allah?’ Most certainly, the help of Allah is near.’ (Aayat 214, Baqarah)

Allah Ta’ala has subjected bygone Muslims with such severe and prolonged trials and hardships that even the Rasool and the Muttaqqeen with him were severely shaken and they cried: “When will come Allah’s help?” Allah Ta’ala informs us in this aayat that His Help will come after severe trials. Seeing the suffering and distress of the Muslims, the hypocrites in Madinah said that the promise of Allah and His Rasool was false and deception. The Buddhist mushrikeen in like manner were taunting the Muslims: ‘Where is your Allah?’ Allah is close by.

But the Sunnah of Allah Azza Wa Jal has always been the imposition of hardship and severe trials as a prelude to victory. For His pious servants, including the Ambiya, these hardships were by way of trial. For the transgressors it was Athaab (Punishment). If they heed the punishment and reform, Allah’s aid will be close by and victory will be achieved. If they remain deaf, dumb and blind like beasts, failing to understand the Divine Message in the calamities, the consequence will be annihilation at the hands of the filthy mushrikeen.

In response to the cry: “When will come Allah’s help?”, Allah Ta’ala, Himself says: “Most certainly, the Help of Allah is near.” But, due to the deflection from the Sunnah, the Ummah is unable to understand this Divine Response. They hear it when it is recited, and they see it when they recite it, but they have become like dumb animals unable to comprehend what they hear. The Divine Response has become a meaningless sound for Muslims, and this beastly attitude which is a peculiarity which Muslims have acquired from the kuffaar masters, is depicted in the Qur’aanic aayat:

‘The similitude of the kuffaar is like a person who calls something (or someone) who does not hear (i.e. does not understand) anything but a call and a sound. (They are) deaf, dumb and blind. Thus they are bereft of intelligence.’

Thus, the Call of Allah Ta’ala to the Ummah to turn unto Him for succour by severing ties from the kuffaar and submitting fully and wholeheartedly to the Shariah, and adopting the 14 Century old lifestyle of the Sahaabah, the Conquerors of the world, falls on deaf ears. Or we hear merely the sounds of someone calling without understanding what the Call is all about.

This is the effect of having corrupted the intelligence by the Ummah’s insane emulation of the kuffaar. Even the Ulama or the so-called Ulama of this era have become like dumb beasts, wholly lacking the ability to understand the problem, to diagnose and prescribe the correct remedy for extricating the Ummah from the morass of abject humiliation and defeat.

The ulama-e-soo’ are the primary cause for the current state of the Ummah’s degradation. Instead of guiding the Ummah by discharging their obligation of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar (Commanding virtue and prohibiting vice), they have joined the masses in the mad pursuit of mundane and nafsaani goals. To bamboozle the moronic Muslim masses sinking in the quagmire of moral degradation and humiliation, being kicked and buffeted from pillar to post, the ulama-e-soo’ lost in a cesspool of inequity can only flabbily squirm that Muslims should observe Dua-e- Qunoot.

They call on the suffering rubbished Ummah to engage in a Mustahab act whilst they display a deafening silence regarding the haraam, bid’ah, fisq, fujoor and even downright kufr in which Muslims are grovelling. Hankering after the dunya, these ulama -e-soo’ have become worse than even the ulama-e-soo’ of Bani Israaeel whom the Qur’aan castigates:

‘You will see numerous of them making haste in (the commission of) sin and transgression, and in devouring haraam (carrion, etc.). Why do their scholars (ulama) and saints (mashaaikh) not prohibit them (the masses) from their sinful statements and their consumption of haraam (carrion). Indeed, vile is that which they (the ulamae- soo’) perpetrate.’ (Aayats 62 / 63, Al-Maaidah)

‘O People of Imaan! Verily, numerous of the scholars and saints are devouring the wealth of people in baatil (haraam) ways, and they (the ulama-esoo’) prevent (the Ummah) from the Path of Allah (with their villainy).’ (Aayat 34, At-Taubah)

Instead of guiding the Ummah towards the Aakhirah, the Goal for which Allah Ta’ala has dispatched us into this ephemeral earthly abode, these miscreant molvis and sheikhs, pillage the Deen with their haraam interpretations, and plunder the Imaan and Akhlaaq of the Ummah by opening the avenue of fisq and fujoor. They have welded shut the door of Taqwa to this unfortunate Ummah sliding down into an abyss of disgrace and misery.

The demand of this delicate hour in the history of the Ummah, is for the Ulama to firstly reform themselves, then devote their lives for the reformation of the Ummah. But whilst the Ummah is aflame, burning to its destruction, the ulama-e-soo’ engage in soccer tournaments, television programmes, kuffaar sports, halaalizing carrion, halaalizing riba, legalizing the haraam riba products of the haraam riba capitalist banks, concerts of nazams, extravagant jalsahs, merrymaking functions, satanic weddings, etc., etc., and all of this in the name of the Deen.

They have just about legalized every haraam act and institution with their baatil ta’weelaat (baseless interpretations). Whilst the community indulges flagrantly in haraam, fisq and fujoor, Dua-e- Qunoot will have no effect.
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Q. Why are even the pious, righteous people being overtaken by Allah’s punishment that is presently engulfing the Ummah? How is such punishment averted?

“And, fear such a fitnah (punishment/calamity) which will not apprehend only the transgressors among you. And, know that, verily, Allah is most stern in punishment.”

In this Qur’aanic verse Allah Ta’ala issues a severe warning to the learned and pious members of a nation. They are warned of the disaster of severe punishment which will not be restricted to the transgressors who are the initial cause of the calamity. The divine punishment which will be unleashed as a consequence of transgression gone overboard, will overtake even the Ulama and the Sulaha in the community. Explaining the rationale for the universal punishment, Hakimul Ummat, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahmatullah alayh) states in his Bayaanul Qur’aan:

“Just as self-reformation is incumbent, so too is it Waajib within the confines of one’s means to strive for the reformation of others by way of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar (Commanding virtue and prohibiting vice), whether by hand (i.e. by force) or by tongue or by abstention from association (with the transgressors) or by abhorrence within the heart, and this is the very last and weakest stage. The consequence of acquiescence (which leads to abstention from Amr Bil Ma’roof) is that the calamity of the evil (which others commit) will not be restricted to only the actual sinners, but will overtake even those (Ulama and Sulaha) who had abandoned Amr Bil Ma’roof.”

Since abstention from Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy anil Munkar without valid reason is mudaahanat (hypocrisy) which causes the abstainers to acquiesce with the flagrant transgressors, thus displaying flagrant disregard for the prohibitions of Allah Ta’ala, they too are guilty of major sins, hence the universal punishment which befalls even the silent Ulama and Sulaha is justified despite their sincerity and acts of virtue.

Allah Ta’ala abhors mudaahanat. In Sharhus Sunnah, Imaam Baghawi (rahmatullah alayh) narrated a Hadith from Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (radhiyallahu anhu) and Hadhrat Aishah Siddeeqah (radhiyallahu anha) in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that Allah Ta’ala will not inflict His punishment on the entire community on account of the sins of a few.

However, when the sins become prevalent and are flagrantly committed, and people despite having the ability do not prevent the transgression, then Allah’s punishment will engulf the whole community.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) also said that when Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar is abandoned, then Allah Ta’ala will appoint such tyrants over us who will neither respect our seniors nor show mercy to our little ones. When such calamities befall us, the pious in the community will supplicate to Allah Ta’ala, but their duas will not be answered. That is because they had all acquiesced with the flagrant transgressors in the perpetration of their sins.

For the Ulama to abstain from sin and transgression is not enough. It is their Waajib obligation to guide and admonish the Muslim community, and to the best of their ability to prevent Muslims from wanton disobedience. However, in the present era, the Ulama not only have abandoned Amr Bil Ma’roof, but are in fact flagrantly indulging in explicit haraam deeds and vice. Their transgression is worse than the sins of the masses because they (the Ulama) are justifying their evil and by distortion of the Qur’aan and Hadith, they follow in the footsteps of the Ulama of Bani Israaeel who used to legalize the prohibitions of Allah Ta’ala.

This attitude of the Ulama is the surest sign of the impending universal (aam) punishment which is looming in front of us. Allah Ta’ala revealed to His Nabi, Hadhrat Yusha’ (alayhis salaam) that He would soon be destroying with His punishment a city of 100,000 people among whom were 40,000 Sulaha whose good deeds were like the hasanaat (deeds of virtue) of the Ambiya. Hadhrat Yusha’ (alayhis salaam), greatly surprised, supplicated:

“O Allah! That the punishment befalling the transgressors is understandable. But why shall even such pious persons be punished?”

Allah Ta’ala informed His Nabi that the reason for the Sulaha being punished along with the transgressors is their mudaahanat. They had abandoned Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar. They socialized and fraternized with the fussaaq and fujjaar. They would freely mingle with them and when invited for meals, they would join the sinners. Their desensitization rendered them partners in the transgression of the flagrant sinners, hence the universal punishment.

The silent Ulama and Sulaha should have mercy on themselves and on the errant community, and this mercy they can show by means of vociferous and vigorous Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar. As long as the Ulama discharge this Waajib obligation, Insha’Allah, the universal punishment – the fitnah mentioned in the aayat – will be averted. The Ulama are supposed to be the Representatives of (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the defenders of the Shariah. It is therefore their incumbent duty to proclaim the Haqq and admonish the community.

They should not fear if the smiles of people disappear and if monetary contributions for their Deeni projects are withheld as a consequence of Amr Bil Ma’roof. Yes, those ulama-e-soo’ who misappropriate the contributions and consume fire by lining their pockets with funds contributed for Deeni Projects cannot be expected to execute the sacred task of Amr Bil Ma’roof.

But, there are many sincere Ulama who have adopted deafening silence in the face of flagrant fisq and fujoor on the basis of some misconceived idea of ‘hikmat’ which more appropriately should be termed dubious diplomacy which is a lesson whispered into their hearts by Shaitaan.

As much as we all are pained to observe and hear of the atrocities which the kuffaar are committing on entire Muslim populations, and as much as we cry and supplicate to Allah Ta’ala for succour, we know that what is transpiring is the decree of Allah’s Athaab. Only Istighfaar (seeking forgiveness) and Inaabat (to turn with total obedience to Allah Ta’ala) are the solution for the perennial calamities which are besetting Muslims the world over.
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9 thoughts on “Taliban – Who Are They?

  1. Umm Niyaz

    but akhi, now Taliban is involved in suicide bombing, killing Afghan police officers and causing death in civilian sides (usually as ”collateral damage”). I have heard that Taliban nowadays have been influenced by Salafi Jihadist, reason why they adopt such Qaeda-like methodology. Is that mean they’re not upon the haqq anymore the way they used to be?

    1. Abdullah

      Suicide bombing = difference of opinion between scholars

      killing Afghan police officers = that’s what they are supposed to do!

      causing death in civilian sides (usually as ”collateral damage”) = massive propaganda by western dajjaali media . Taliban have repeatedly denied involvement in civilian casualty incidents. To prove the point they have set up a brand new department:

      Department of Prevention of Civilian Casualties
      Commission of Military Affairs
      Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

      just visit their official website http://shahamat-english.com/ and look a the middle right portion in blue. It links to this department’s contact details, so you can even call/e-mail them to check things out, before declaring that they are “causing death in civilian sides” without evidence. Slandering is forbidden!

      1. Umm Niyaz

        killing Afghan police officers = that’s what they are supposed to do!

        why? because they are following government who doesnt implement sharia hence “kuffar”?

        you haven’t answered the question : is the new Taliban now following methodology of salafi jihadi? salafis and salafi jihadis are not from ahlus sunnah wal jamaah.

        1. Abdullah

          Please hold on for a few days. This is not a 5-cents issue that can be settled by a 1-line reply. We will discuss with our shaikh then get back to you. Meanwhile you can visit


          and read various articles by our shaikh on global affairs/politics/jihaad etc.

          Also his newsletter on Islamic politics (last 8 issues) can be found here


          Hope you find much benefit in those while to try to think through your query with Mufti A S Desai (hafizahullah).

        2. admin Post author

          Although they have adopted some war tactics from the Salafis, the Afghan Taliban are still very much anti-salafi or “anti” any other deviant groups for that matter. Mullah Dadullah was an exception. He was the most prominent Taliban Mullah to have held close ties with some Salafis. Hence it wasn’t too long before he started producing Haraam ‘Jihadi’ videos, to the extent that he once famously released a video showing off his army of female suicide bombers – something unprecedented and unimaginable in the Deobandi maslak. Having said that, the very concept of suicide bombing was also something that was once unprecedented and unimaginable amongst the Taliban, hence it took decades for them to adopt this tactic from the Salafis, who themselves adopted this tactic from the Shiah Kuffaar.

  2. Umm Niyaz

    please dont get me wrong, brothers. i view Taliban in high esteem. even recently ISIS declared in their official publication Taliban as deviant mur’jee with deviant aqeedah. it’s just their recent leaning to resemble salafis is worrying. who is the mujahideen of haqq anymore left, if everyone who wages jihad follows this misguided manhaj.

  3. Abu Huraira

    Wow!!! how can we say that “Deobandies” are the only ahlus-sunnah and those who ascribe themselves to the salaf (whom you call salafies) are deviants??????

    1. admin Post author

      Please read the following article with an open heart and you will see what the Salafi Aqeedah leads to which leaves no doubt that they are an extremely deviant sect:


      Forget the laypeople – Even the leading Imams of the Salafi sect have fallen into clear-cut beliefs of Kufr. These beliefs are far worse than many beliefs regarding Allah Ta’ala held by other deviant sects such as the Barelwis.

      The Salaf-us-Saliheen were extremely harsh with the slightest of deviations. One can only wonder how the Salaf-us-Saliheen would have treated a sect whose leaders believe that Allah is physically sat upon the throne, that Allah is able to sit upon the back of a mosquito, that Allah is closer to the top of a skyscraper than its bottom, that after Allah’s ‘sitting’ upon the vast throne there remains a space of four fingers only, that Allah has limits, etc., etc.

  4. Abdiel

    salafis following salaf? you gotta be kidding, man. how many Sunnah acts the salafs did they ascribe as bid’ah, even shirk? like tawassul, istighatha, salatul tasbih, nisf sha’baan, visiting blessed grave of Rasulullah?


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