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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Khilafate Rashida

I looked at what Hizbut Tahrir is asking for - Khilafa or the Caliphate. Who is opposing it vehemently, and why?

One may also ask why they have not asked for restoring Khifate Rashida.

Sunni thought has always looked upon Khilafate Rashida (The Rightly Guided Caliphate) as the model to aspire to. Why then this group has not asked Muslims to unite with this aim?

In the 1980's I came across a gentleman called Alvi (India born Pakistani and UK citizen), who had indeed formed this very movement. He did manage to get someone who was very sincere, but the two had a falling out after the latter was gradually diverted into "sainthood". That bit later.

Alvi, in later years at least, was not a paragon of virtue. In his feud with his former disciple, he went to the court with claims over the disciple's property, far in excess of his original loan to him. It transpired during the trial that it was actually Alvi who had been funded, supported, and given large loans by the disciple. The case was dismissed with some very unkind remarks about Alvi.

Unfortunate, but it is not the first time a noble cause has been exploited by people unworthy of it.

I tried searching the net, and guess what: The term has been hijacked!

by the Ahmadis, of all people!

Haq Char Yaar, understandably, also uses this term.

I am going to try the HT sitess, and ask the why thye have not used this term?

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