Friday, 26 August 2016

Sufis in Mumbai prohibiting Ikhtilaat while falling into Shirk !

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

Alhamdulillah who saved us from shirk & bid'ah. Look at this news article below where some Sufi women protesting & demanding  EQULAITY rights to visit the graves (qabr) of so-called awliyaa !

Wallahul musta'an !

 لا إله إلا الله

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Why is it a ‘grievous sin’ for women to be allowed near the tomb of a male Sufi saint? Aren't Sufi masters born to women?" asks Bibi Khatoon, a leader of the organisation that has been braving the storm against women seeking blessings at the 15th century dargah of the Sufi saint, Haji Ali Shah.
The Haji Ali Dargah is not only a dargah (shrine or hospice) but also a historic mosque built on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. It evokes great esteem for thousands of male and female devotees every day.
The male-chauvinist custodians of the dargah have been vehemently opposed to the women’s entry into the mausoleum. They banned women from entering into the sanctum around five years ago. And by doing this, the Haji Ali trustees were the first so-called Sufi followers in India who barred women from the spiritual tradition of shrine visitation. It candidly exposes the Haji Ali Dargah is in the wrong hands of the retrogressive religious jurists and trustees who debar women from shrine visitation.
But this ban was dismissed and challenged by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), a Muslim women's rights group based in Mumbai. Challenging the restriction imposed by the Dargah authorities in 2012, the Muslim women's rights group took it to the court continued to fight a legal battle with the Haji Ali trustees with an undying spirit. Not only Muslim female activists but also those of the male activists and advocates of women rights in the country, belonging to all faith traditions, also upheld this cause against the gender segregation. Several processions were taken out against it across the country.
After a strongly-spirited fight by the women's rights groups demanding entry for females into the sanctum of the historic dargah of Haji Ali, the Bombay High Court has ruled in a landmark decision that, “women can enter the core or inner sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah”. The high court has also said that, “all necessary protection will be given to women who visit the shrine” and added that “denying entry to women inside the shrine is against fundamental rights”, reports NDTV.

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At the Nizamuddin dargah complex, women are only allowed to circumambulate the narrow passage that runs around the shrine of the saint; they can't enter the room that houses the grave. Any chadors to be draped or flowers to be offered at the shrine need to be handed over through the passageway to the khadims inside.
Similarly, at the mausoleum of Sufi poet and musician Amir Khusro, which is in the same complex, women must limit their piety to threads tied on the jaali screen at the entrance.
At the dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyaar Kaki, the saint after whom Qutub Minar is named, women are allowed only up to the passageway that leads to the asthana, the main pavilion of the shrine, from where they must gaze at the shrine located at least 20 feet away through the narrow pores of the stonework jaali.
At Bakhtiyar Kaki's dargah too, women have never been allowed inside in its nearly 800-year-long history, said Fauzan Ahmed, who manages the site. "The objective is to protect women. It's the same reason why the Metro has separate seats for women, and there are separate toilets for men and women."
"There are always some men who will make trouble, and we can't have pure places defiled in this manner. This is the reason Islam has always restricted women from entering shrines," said Sher Ali, a member of the shrine's managing committee.
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 وَالَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِهِ مَا يَمْلِكُونَ مِنْ قِطْمِيرٍ (13) إِنْ تَدْعُوهُمْ لَا يَسْمَعُوا دُعَاءَكُمْ وَلَوْ سَمِعُوا مَا اسْتَجَابُوا لَكُمْ وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يَكْفُرُونَ بِشِرْكِكُمْ وَلَا يُنَبِّئُكَ مِثْلُ خَبِيرٍ (14)

And those, whom you invoke or call upon
instead of Him, own not even a Qitmeer (the thin membrane over the datestone).

14. If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they
could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your
worshipping them. And none can inform you (O Muhammad ) like Him Who is the AllKnower
(of each and everything).

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