Mian Tufail Mohammad (1914-2009) Passes Away

Posted on June 29, 2009
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Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui

Veteran Pakistani politician and eminent Islamic scholar Mian Tufail Mohammad passed away on Friday 25th June 2009 at the age of 95. For fifteen years, during the period 1972-1987, Mian Tufail Mohammad served as the Ameer (Leader) of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan. He was the second Ameer of the party, following the founder of the Jamaat, Abul Ala Maududi.

Mian Sahib was born in 1914 in Kapurthala district Jalandhar, East Punjab in a farmer’s family. He was the only brother of eight sisters. His parents wanted him to be an educated person and in 1935, at the age of 21, he received his B.A. (Hons) in Physics and Mathematics from Government College, Lahore, with distinction. Later, in 1937, he completed his law degree (LL.B.; specializing in witness and land laws) in 1937 from the University Law College, Lahore securing second position.

He started his career as a lawyer, working as junior to Justice Mohammad Sharif in 1938 in Julandhar, but moved to his native town Kapurthala after one year. He was the first Muslim lawyer from this princely state. In 1942 Mian Sahib got married, and he was father to 8 daughters and 4 sons; all now married and settled in Pakistan.

In the late 1940s he encountered the workss of Maulana Syed Abul Aala Maududi and, on the advice of Syed Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari, he met and became close to Maulana Maududi.  When the Jamat-e-Islami was formed as a religious political party on August 26, 1941, Mian Tufail Muhammad was one of its 75 founding members.

He left the legal profession in 1942 and joined a business house of his relatives in Lahore. His zeal for the Jamaat-e-Islami movement soon made him rise in the ranks of the party and in the All India Convention (Ijtima) of the Jama’at e Islami, in March, 1944, he was appointed the first permanent Secretary General (Qayyam) of the party. He immediately abandoned his business and moved to Darussalam in Pathankot, East Punjab. From that moment on he was always in company of and a close confidant of Syed Maududi. Except for the periods when he was put in jail, he worked as Secretary General of the Jama’at till 1965. From January 1966 to 1972 he was Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami West Pakistan. In between, he also assumed the position of Ameer-e-Jama’at of Pakistan when the occasion so demanded, particularly when Maulana Maududi was ill or was in jail and or on leave.

When Maulana Maududi resigned as Ameer-e-Jama’at in October 1972, for health reasons, Mian Tufail Mohammad was elected as Ameer for five years. He was also elected for two more terms. In 1987 he declined further service in the office because of his long ailment. Consequently Qazi Hussain Ahmad was elected to the top position. Mian Sahib confined himself to research work and joined Idara e Ma’arif e Islamia (Islamic Research Academy) in Mansoora, Lahore.

On several occasions he was invited by world leaders such as Gamal Abdul Nasser (President of Egypt) to advise on political conflicts and mediate with Ikhwanul Muslamoon (Muslim brotherhood) as he was widely respected. He also led the first delegation of Muslim World Leaders to Tehran after the formation of the Islamic government there. At that time, Pakistan was the first country to recognize the new Iranian regime after the fall of Shah of Iran. Imam Khomeni presented him with a specially engraved marble Quran. This Quran was originally a special gift from the then President of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat presented to Imam Khomeni.

Although Mian Tufail’s political responsibilities took time away from his literary activities, some of his works are widely hailed. The Urdu rendition of Kashaf-ul-Mahjub and Dawat-e-Islami and Its Demands’ (Urdu) co-authored with Maulana Maududi and Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi, are the prominent pieces. His articles and interviews to press are numerous and cover most scholarly and political topics.

The strong organizational structure of today’s Jamaat e Islami owes much to Mian Sahib. Some may disagree with his political ideology, especially his soft tilt as a strategy to achieve high goals towards Gen. Zia-ul-Haq military government. For this he was criticized both within and outside Jamaat circles. But his personal sincerity, dedication and piety were widely respected. As Secretary General and then Ameer of the Jamaat, he has reportedly given preference on character building over political activism. Even the opponents of his policies and party acknowledge their respect for his person.

May Allah rest Mian Tufail’s soul in peace.

Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui writes from the Daily Ummat and runs his own blogs in both Urdu and English.

66 Comments on “Mian Tufail Mohammad (1914-2009) Passes Away”

  1. Haroon says:
    June 29th, 2009 6:05 pm

    As a former ‘Jamaatia’ who is now disillusioned by the party, I am glad that you posted this post. Even though I no longer agree with the party and think that Mian Tufail’s leadership was part of teh problem (specially because he allowed the rise of goonda politics with the IJT), he was a decent man and has had a very deep role in Pakistan politics. But I think it was a negative role because he allowed party to come too close to Zia ul Haq.

  2. ASAD says:
    June 29th, 2009 9:50 pm

    May he rest in peace.

  3. June 29th, 2009 10:58 pm

    MIAN TUFAIL MUHAMMAD WAS GREAT LEADER AND BIG MAN ………………….

  4. zia m says:
    June 29th, 2009 11:01 pm

    From a Secular Humanist…

    May his soul rest in peace.

  5. June 29th, 2009 11:05 pm

    Some comments from ATP’s Facebook page, on this post:

    - “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun….”
    - “MAIN SAHIB WAS GREAT MAN AND GREAT MISLIM LEADER”
    - “May his soul rest in peace ! Aamin”
    - “There should not be any controversy in the face of death and admittedly he was a decent man. However, I cannot absolve him for selling national interests in 1977 and being a beneficiary both before and after fellow Jullundhri Ziaul Haq’s takeover. I firmly believe he should have apologized for his acts to the nation. Anyway let us leave the ultimate justice to his Creator.”
    - “Bhtu se behter tha or bas on ke baad chraghon main roshni na rahi bas Mulana TUfail tak Jamt-e-Islami Jamat rahi os ke bad rasha rasha qazi ne tu kabra hi ker diya is ka”

  6. Durrani says:
    June 29th, 2009 11:08 pm

    He may well have been a decent man. I do not doubt that. But the role he played as a politician was nearly all negative. Not for personal corruption but for the support of dictators and taking the country down the path that has ultimately put us in the mess we are in today.

    That said, his death is not the time to bring out these GARRAY MURDAY.

    I am not a fan of his, but I pray for his soul. May Allah forgive his sins.

  7. Aliarqam says:
    June 29th, 2009 11:34 pm

    “Some may disagree with his political ideology, especially his ”Soft” tilt as a ”strategy” to achieve ‘high’ goals towards Gen. Zia-ul-Haq military government.”Add Yahya Khan to it

  8. June 30th, 2009 1:26 am

    Although I don’t agree with ideology of Jammaat, but Mian Tufail has done great work in his times. One of his translations of “Kashf – al – Mahjoob” by “Hazrat Ali Hajveri RMH” in Urdu, I am formating it in unicode urdu. You can view it here: http://omer-urdu.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-post_1986.html
    (Note: I didn’t find any other way to share same here)

  9. June 30th, 2009 1:35 am

    May his soul rest in peace.

  10. Talkhaba says:
    June 30th, 2009 1:38 am

    My friend Kashif has forget to mention that Mian Sb had alliance with Zia-ul-Haq but despite being closed to a ruler he didn’t take anything for himself, party or part fellow. His aims was just the Islamization of Pakistan, in which he believed but he what he got in the name of Islamization was a lollypop. Islam requires complete Islamization which Zia was reluctant to do as the same could have been fatal for his dictatorial rule. That was the reason that when Jamaat realized, it parted is ways from Zai.

  11. Farrukh says:
    June 30th, 2009 3:10 am

    Inna Lillah-e-Wa Inna Eleh-e-Rajioon

    May AL-MIGHTY ALLAH bless him in best place of Jannah. Ameen.

  12. Nostalgic says:
    June 30th, 2009 4:07 am

    Good Riddance.

  13. Obaid says:
    June 30th, 2009 7:57 am

    A history of Jamaat Islami while he was part and parcel of JI;

    Qaumi Riyasat say Mazhabee Riyasat Tak
    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/jun2009-daily/27-06-2009/col1.htm

  14. Nostalgic says:
    June 30th, 2009 9:18 am

    So what is next? An elegy to Baitullah Mehsud when he is (finally) dead? An interview with the Lal Masjid cross-dresser? Paeans of praise for Hamid Gul? Mournful articles commemorating the death anniversary of Zia-ul-Haq next month?

    How about inviting Imran Khan to write a post so he can do all of the above? One stone, several birds and all that…

  15. Naeem says:
    June 30th, 2009 10:21 am

    I am surprised but actually happy to see this post on ATP. I did not like this man and certainly not the politics he created. He created a violent student politics in Pakistan and cozyed up to dictators. He was also responsible for leading teh country down the talibanization path.

    But I still think it is good to carry the post because he was an important part of our history. In my view a sorry part of that history. But he was a part and that needs to be acknowledged on a site that is about everything on Pakistan.

    I am always impressed by the fairness of this site and this shows it again.

  16. June 30th, 2009 10:25 am

    Some more comments on this post from the ATP Facebook page:

    - “Jaammat aye Islami main bas Jammat hai Islam nahin.I think this party should be wiped off the map of Pakistans Politics.Baqi rahay Maulana sahib..No comments as I did not know him personally”
    - “May AL-MIGHTY ALLAH bless him in best place of Jannah. Ameen.”
    - “YAKHHHHH THOOOOH…….”
    - “Party of Opportunists…. Always plays dollar games….they were doing politics of principles only when Syed Abul Ala modoudi were leading….”
    - “may his soul rest in peace…”
    - “yaar although I can understood your feelings about JI but I believe that if someone has left the world then its our responsibility that we should NOT show disrespect for him.”
    - “A pious person….May Allah showers his choicest blessings on his grave..Ameen”

  17. wsd says:
    June 30th, 2009 10:32 am

    I am not a JI follower but i think we are singaling out JI/Tufaili Muhammad merhoom in his joining hands with dictators. My question is who did not? I think they are all same when it comes to power politics Bhutto/JI/NS/Chaudries.
    Asghar khan and to some extent Imran is an exception ( although initially he welocmed Musharraf but never took any benefits fir himself or his party….)

  18. June 30th, 2009 11:35 am

    With the demise of Mian Tufail, Pakistan has deprived of a great scholar and a great politician. He did not do the politics of usurping the public money, he wasn’t a representative of elite class, he wasn’t an illiterate inherited politician rather he was a highly educated and Pakistan loving man.
    May his soul rest in peace.

  19. Hamza says:
    June 30th, 2009 11:59 am

    I like this post because it covers a personality that many secular minded individuals (such as myself) on this blog would prefer not to think about. Who knows, Mian Tufail may have been a decent person, but his party’s complete support for Gen Zia’s regime showed what a regressive political institution he led.

    With that said, I think one of the posts on the facebook page hit the nail on the head. Aaj Kal Jamaat-e-Islami mein Jamaat zeyada hai aur Islam kum!

  20. Ali Hassan says:
    June 30th, 2009 1:10 pm

    I think the post as well as comments are missing the political significance of this man. JI and IJT as they are today were really created more by Tufail than by Maudodi. Specially the famous organization of the party and its student cadres are the making of Tufail. Even when Maudodi was alive, the organization of the party was really Tufail’s charge.

    More than that, the political form that JI took was also greatly a making of Tufail. He pushed for it and made it happen. The ideology of accommodating dictators and military is also Tufai’s doing and his years as Ameer were most important in JI history. Most important, the whole culture of student violence in IJT was systematically tolerated and encouraged when Tufail was Ameer. Similarly on many militancy issues he was the main driver.

    My point is that JI today was really created by this man. I think his influence was all bad and very harmful to Pakistan. But it was a big impact and something that most people who study Pakistan politics miss out on.

  21. Umar Shah says:
    June 30th, 2009 1:29 pm

    Congratulations ATP for bowing down to pressure from the extremists and publishing this post. The post on Michael Jackson is now legit in their eyes. Now I also demand a post for each and every politician who has done irreversible damage to Jinnah’s Pakistan and while you’re at it, throw in a post or two on all the anti-Pakistan politicians pre & post independence. That should cover all the bad guys. Remember the rules…as long as you can associate Pakistan’s name with them.. :-)

  22. June 30th, 2009 2:32 pm

    @Being an ex MQM supporter I never got agreed with IJT’s politics but I got to know about Mian Tufail when I read Kashful Mahjoob which he translated when he was in jail which is really a wonderful piece of work which made me to tribute the person on my blog as well.

    I did get surprise to read Kashif Hafeez on ATP. It would be really a “day of mourning” for a Kashif “fan” on ATP. :P

    The responses of few people who equate Mian Tufail with Baitullah and other just proves that ‘ignorance is really bliss’ and its nto only Talibans but few “psuedo intellectual” Talibans also blessed with it.

  23. June 30th, 2009 2:37 pm

    I think supporting dictators in Pakistan is a famous practice of our politicians. When JI was campaigning against Ayub Khan, a military dictator, in favour of democracy and basic rights with moderate parties, Z .A. Bhutto was making headlines as a famous cabinet minister of Ayub Khan. No Pakistani of that time can forget the famous couple of Daddy (Ayub Khan) and Zulfi (Z. A. Bhutto). Similarly, not only Mian Tufail but Navaz Sharif, Javed Hashmi, Yousuf Raza Gilani and Shah Mehmood Qureshi etc, also openly and fully supported Zia. Mian Tufail never raised the slogan of democracy, though he struggled for it even with Fatima Jinnah against Ayub, as he only wanted to see Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state but why those who are now and were the champions of democracy supported dictators? Why should not Zulfi, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan (the ex-supporter of Musharraf) be blamed for their pro-dictatorship acts as all of them always liked to introduce themselves as father of democracy? Why the mother of democracy in Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, agreed upon a notorious deal with Musharraf, which paved the way of NRO. I belief, the qualities which makes Mian Tufail different from all the above mentioned politicians was his modesty, honesty and poverty. He always preferred to stay in a small house and never make even a corruption of one paisa in his forty years long political career.

  24. Nostalgic says:
    June 30th, 2009 3:19 pm

    Even if the idea was to focus on someone whose brainchild had an impact (all bad) on Pakistan’s politics, why publish something that is so clearly biased in his favor? Such pieces really belong in Nawa-e-Waqt…

    And are all columnists in Pakistan bound by some kind of law to append “Sahib” at the end of all Jamaati leaders?

    Mian Sahib and Qazi Sahib and now Syed Sahib… my foot…

  25. Daktar says:
    June 30th, 2009 3:23 pm

    I find the comments on this far more interesting than the post. Shows once again what a divided society we are. Poor ATP, trying to portray “ALL THINGS” Pakistan and being beaten up by extremists on both sides :-)

    Too bad that some people think that the intolerance of others is to become intolerant oneself :-)

  26. June 30th, 2009 4:25 pm

    Okay Mian Tufail Marhoom supported Zia-ul-Haq so what? If you are breathing free air, thanks to Zia otherwise, Red Amry would have treated you the same as Afghanis. Go to Afghanistan ask the Mugahijees who fought against Soviet Army. When the state is under attack, a faithfull citizen would support the Government- Democratic, Dictorial, Autocratic, or Monarch.

    Stop being blind hoper of Democracy in Pakistan. What you want (a Secular Democracy) will never happen. What we want (Islamic Democracy) can’t happen because of people like you and foriegn powers. But let me tell you this, when the time has come to unite Pakistanis against the threat to Pakistan, it has always been Islam. Ayub Khan requested Maulana Mawdudi to explain Jihad on Pakistan Radio to build a popular support and unity in order to win the war against India in 1963. In 1970s war, our leaders ignored Islam and waited for the US Navy, we lost. In 80 and 90s when Red Flag was taking over the world and all religions were at stake, even American Christians helped Muslim Mujahideen of Afghanistan and Pakistani Army so that we can defeat the rise of Atheistic cult.
    You all should be ashamed of insulting such a man who lived his life for Pakistan. Learn some manners of talking about Political disagreement and understand what National Interest means!!!!!
    Mian Tufail did not do anything wrong by supporting Zia-ul-Haq.

  27. Aamir Ali says:
    June 30th, 2009 4:56 pm

    The Red Army had no intention of invading Pakistan. Anyone who believes in “Russians wanted to dip their toes in warm waters of Indian Ocean” is a fool who falls for childish geopolitical conspiracies.

    The monster that Zia and the mullahs created in 1980 is eating Pakistan alive today.

  28. Raza says:
    June 30th, 2009 8:00 pm

    Well said by Daktar that most of comments on ATP shows how divided and intolerant society we are, not ready to listen anyone at all.
    Mian Tufail was a 95 years old man, who died now spent his whole life as a pious muslim, his literary contributions are undeniable. Instead of pulling legs, blaming,Mian Tufail, JI or other parties and who did what, Afghan war was jihad or error, who supported dictator who did not……com on guys move on. We all should pray for him that may he rest in peace.

  29. Obaid says:
    June 30th, 2009 8:21 pm

    For all those who think Mian Tufail was an honest person;

    Mian Tufail arranges false witness to hang Bhutto http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/Article.aspx?newsID=1100659861&Date=20090701&Issue=NP_LHE

  30. MQ says:
    June 30th, 2009 9:26 pm

    ATP: Why did you have to put up such a stern looking picture of Mian Tufail (marhoom) in this post? Couldn’t you find a picture of him smiling? Or, are you trying to suggest that Maulanas always look angry? I am sure, this is a saazish on the part of ATP.

  31. Goheer Sr says:
    July 1st, 2009 6:05 am

    Mian Sahib was of course a pious muslim,tried to serve the country as religious political leader, over all he did well for his party but he was neither a genious nor a high level political thinker, as most of founder members of different political parties are in our country,so no positive impact on Pakistan politics . A sad story of 64 years of Pakistan Politics

  32. Nostalgic says:
    July 1st, 2009 9:23 am
  33. July 1st, 2009 1:30 pm

    Bhai Nostalgic, get over it. There are new posts available now. The world has not ended now. The sun still rises from East and Liberals still live in dreamy world.

    The article of Hanif was quite interesting and it proved my point that our liberals never miss a chance to copy their idols back in US. The way US consider every Muslim an Alqaeda member hence terrorist,similarly wannabe liberal and psuedo intellectuals like Hanif reject anyone because a person belongs to a certain party. Stereotypes !

  34. MQ says:
    July 1st, 2009 3:21 pm

    Nostalgic: That’s an educative article by Hanif. Thanks for posting it. Now I know why ATP couldn’t find a smiling picture of Tufail (marhoom).

  35. Nostalgic says:
    July 1st, 2009 3:51 pm

    Yes, a man who objects to eating Nihari probably wouldn’t smile a lot…

    What is wrong with Nihari?

  36. Gardezi says:
    July 1st, 2009 6:44 pm

    @Nostalgic.

    I dislike this man as much as you do because of his presiding over Jamatia goondas. But, frankly, I think your own comments are no less intolerant and use the exact pressure tactics that the Jamatias did.

  37. Obaid says:
    July 1st, 2009 7:08 pm

    @Gardezi: To not tolerate gondays is Godly. It

  38. Nostalgic says:
    July 1st, 2009 8:50 pm

    I plead guilty to not having an iota of tolerance for thugs like Jamaatias and their Godfather “Sahabs”…

    As for Adnan’s comments on Hanif being the sort of pseudo-intellectual who lumps all “Muslims” with AQ, I think a better reading of his article would put to rest this allegation… he limited himself to JI, and JI’s affinity with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is well-known and not far-fetched at all… and we know what emerged out of that group…

    Besides, this Tufail guy disapproved of Nihari…

  39. Ahmed Abdullah says:
    July 2nd, 2009 1:57 am

    @Adnan
    Your effort is futile! Jagtay howay ko Jagana mumkin nahin hay…… these people understand what they are doing, they are actually completing hujjat upon themselves, so let them be

  40. mhanif says:
    July 2nd, 2009 4:07 am

    dear adminsterator,
    not sure if you have noticed but your Mian Tufail obit has been copy-pasted from wikipedia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mian_Tufail_Mohammad

    read them together after the first para.
    Surely Mian sahib deserves better?

  41. Adnan Siddiqi says:
    July 2nd, 2009 11:36 am

    @MQ: you continue to entertain me with your “MASTI” bhari rants. Most prolly Mian Tufail is giving a stern look to you just like an elder give a similar look to a spoiled brat :-)

    @Gardezi: This is the reason that Pakistani society has been split into extremists of both side. If there are Mehsood type people in Waziristan there are are extremist secular thugs in form of MQM and PPP Jiyalas who do not miss a chance to show their true colors. Therefore if someone is showing intolerance on a forum like ATP or in battle ground in form of Baitullah Mahsood are actually two sides of a coin.

  42. Ikraam says:
    July 2nd, 2009 1:09 pm

    Several people here have mentioned Mian Tufail

  43. Aamir Ali says:
    July 2nd, 2009 6:46 pm

    @Adnan Siddiqi

    Pretty crazy for you to compare liberals to Baitullah Mehsud. If you disagree with Mehsud-type extremist, they will call you kafir and kill you. If you disagree with a liberal he will call it your right.

  44. Aliarqam says:
    July 3rd, 2009 1:14 am

    @Adnan
    Who has the quote…
    100 Yahudi
    1 Maudoodi….

  45. Bradistan says:
    July 3rd, 2009 9:34 am
  46. Nostalgic says:
    July 3rd, 2009 10:16 am

    It boggles the mind that to some people “MQM and PPP Jiyalas” are as bad as Baitullah Mehsud and therefore “two sides of a coin”…

  47. Adnan Siddiqi says:
    July 3rd, 2009 11:58 am

    @Ikram: Ironically Musharraf believed in same thing and for evidence he used to say “May kaaba 7 baar gaya”. And we all know Musharraf was NOT a Jamati. *grin*

    @Aamir: you gave me a good laugh. On same forum some extremist leftist were calling to those who were supporing Talibans. You may also check archive to save yourself from embarrassment. Extremism is a state of mind which exist in both liberals and right wing extremists..

    @Ali Arqam: Stereotyping achi baat nai. Did someone teach you that? I myself do not agree with Jamat’s politics just like I do not agree ex Jamati member(now MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain) either but if you read carefully, I repeat, read carefully, I specially mentioned that I appreciate his work for Kashful Mahjoob which really helped many Urdu readers to have a understand of Ali Hejveri(RA)

    Do I need to recall how liberals here were lecturing their “opponents” not to SINGLE OUT Dr Salam just because his faith(Qadyani) and labeled their “opponents” as literate and ignorant because they rejected Salam’s work and emphasized more on his association with his religion. In urdu it’s called,”Dosron ko Nasihat Khud ko Fazihat”.

    And I say again, it’s always good to go thru archive of a forum before making comments.

  48. Adnan Siddiqi says:
    July 3rd, 2009 11:59 am

    @Aamir: you gave me a good laugh. On same forum some extremist leftist were calling to those who were supporing Talibans.

    should be read as :

    @Aamir: you gave me a good laugh. On same forum some extremist leftist were calling KAAFIR(ref: read flogging video wali post) to those who were supporting Talibans.

  49. Ikram says:
    July 3rd, 2009 2:30 pm

    “@Ikram: Ironically Musharraf believed in same thing”

    I can imagine that

  50. Nostalgic says:
    July 3rd, 2009 2:42 pm

    “We are not rejecting Mian Tufail

  51. Aamir ALi says:
    July 3rd, 2009 10:08 pm

    @Adnan Siddiqi

    There is no left-wing extremism in Pakistan that kills. On the other hand the number of right-wing extremist who condemn, injure and kill is way too many to count.

    Pakistan needs more liberalism, not the mullaism of Mian Tufail, or terrorism of Baitullah Mehsud.

  52. July 4th, 2009 5:29 am

    @Aamir: All I could say you in reply ,”When Ignorance is bliss, its foolish to be wise”. The day leftist liberal start accepting the extremism and filth in their own cult then their oponents(Taliban like) will automatically be rejected by the society but sadly leftist community of Pakistan does not come out lesser intolerent than Taliban themselves who consider themselves Holier than others. Leftists also have been suffering from same disease. Good thing is that majority of Pakistan reject both leftist Liberalism/Secularism and Right wingers forceful preach. Both exist in minority and consider rejected classes of the society.

    As far as left “do not support extremism”, again I ask you to go thru same forum rather than embarassing yourself again and again. Several leftist members endorsed Drone attacked and admitted US invasion in Pakistan. I do agree that left cant battle in battle field becuase it requires courage. Lefts always act like chickens and try to achieve their goals behind the back of others;sometimes this is back of USoA while other times forces like India and others to achieve their agenda by whining about minority killing and what not.

    Alice’s wonderland do not exist in reality. THe day lefts realize that they would realize how right wing of both Asia and West(in form of Neocons and others) use them as puppet to fulfill their own agenda.

    I also recommend you to read the book “Liberal Fascism” by Jonnah Goldberg. It will help you to come out from your wonderland.

    @ikram: sorry to burst your bubble but secular party like MQM who was fed by two dictators, Zia and Musharraf also supported Musharraf since first day, Atleast Jamatis do not support them anymore while secular MQM party still sing praises of Musharraf. How’s that *grin*

  53. Mohammad says:
    July 13th, 2009 7:51 am

    This man was responsible for the IJT and the hooliganism in it was encouraged by him. His impact on Pakistan and on Islam was all negative.

  54. Ikram says:
    July 13th, 2009 12:19 pm

    “Atleast Jamatis do not support them anymore while secular MQM party still sing praises of Musharraf. How

  55. Ikram says:
    July 13th, 2009 12:20 pm

    Views of Syed Haider Maududi (Maududi’s son) on Mian Tufail and Jamaat Islami in general;

    http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b8c9609532.jpg

  56. Aamir Ali says:
    July 13th, 2009 1:47 pm

    @Adnan Siddiqi

    I don’t remember the last time the US invaded Pakistan, perhaps it is a figment of right-winger’s wild imagination,just like their claim that Soviet Union was going to invade Pakistan right after Afghanistan and “dip their feet in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea”.

    The US drone attacks are also because your beloved Taliban hide in FATA and launch attacks across the borders. Liberals who point that out are speaking the truth, not committing any fraud.

    Mian Tufail Mohammed was yet another ignorant mullah, hungry for power and fighting imaginary demons throughout his life.

  57. Umair Ahmed Khan says:
    July 27th, 2009 3:15 pm

    Mian Tufail Mohammad was a great man.
    As others have said that JI supports Taliban.
    Syed Munawwar Hasan has clearly said that
    “We support the Govt. of Taliban which was in Afghanistan, not the Talibans of today who r fighting against Pak Army.”
    So plz dont say that JI supports Taliban.
    Mian Tufail was a leader of a Religious Organization which only want Islam to be established all over Pakistan & thats it…!

  58. Akmal says:
    July 29th, 2009 1:33 am

    I am a non-pakistani Muslim. I think there is a need for Pakistanis to see the difference between Islam and Pakistan. Society of pakistan is failing to produce a good person who could be the source of inspiration for the whole world.

  59. Akmal says:
    July 29th, 2009 2:06 am

    If Pakistan wants to be respected by others then first Pakistanis will have to respect themselves, their faith and obligations.

  60. ylh says:
    August 9th, 2009 5:28 am

    How sad. How sad for this blog to publish this horrendous piece about someone who actively worked to curtail religious freedom in Pakistan and who was a dictator’s lackey and jee huzoori.

    Shame!

    I am not going to even comment on the person from Daily Ummat who authored this.

    Shame and I used to think at one point that this was a progressive website committed to Pakistaniat.

  61. YLH says:
    August 9th, 2009 6:31 am

    PS: This article is a direct rip off of the Wikipedia page btw…

    Clearly plagiarism is not a crime amongst Jamaat e Islami and their apologists.

  62. aasim hameed says:
    February 15th, 2010 1:32 pm

    I personally knew mian tufail. He was the most honest and very pious person. May Allah grant him heavens. A brave pakistani and a thorough muslim.

  63. Arsalan Khan says:
    June 11th, 2010 11:50 pm

    @YLH:
    If you have any problem with Jamaat talk about it with proof, what u r saying about plagiarism does not make any sense. plagiarism is wrong where you are supposed to do your own work, I don’t understand why you think it is wrong to copy something from wikipedia and paste it here. This clearly shows that you just try to make errors yourself at every single work done by people you hate. U never try to see good in people you hate but u just want to see bad in them.

  64. Nostalgic says:
    June 12th, 2010 5:38 am

    I encourage everyone to visit Pak Tea House and read the sort of comments the author of this piece made regarding the Ahmadi massacre late last month… he goes by the name “Kashifiat,” which apparently is a philosophy that is a direct descendant of Wahabiat and Maududiat… he is a rising star in the glittering galaxy of rightwing hatemongers and you will see him blighting your TV screens in the years to come… remember, you heard it here first…

    I will repeat what I said last year: the fact that people like him, writing about an ex-JI chief of all people, can find space on a forum such as this to air their views sets dangerous precedents… such respectability should be denied them… if and when they call the shots in Pakistan, they certainly won’t be returning the favor to rest of us…

  65. Obaid1 says:
    June 12th, 2010 9:05 am
  66. November 26th, 2010 5:52 am

    great people live ion hearts

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