Nadwa refuses to meet Saudi delegation

March 12, 2014 by  
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Nadwatul UlamaLucknow, March 10, 2014: Famous Islamic education institution Nadwatul Ulama cancelled a trip by a Saudi delegation to the historic institution that was supposed to take place on Sunday. The message issued by Nadwa authorities said the reason for the cancellation of their visit was due to Saudi Arabia declaring Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas terrorist organizations.

The message was posted on his Facebook page by Maulana Salman Nadwi who is the Dean of the Faculty of Shariah at Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow. The message said that administration of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama decided to take this extreme step because of their “religious, community, and reformative responsibility.”

The statement termed Muslim Brotherhood as an international reformative social organization and Hamas an organization that fiercely resists Israel.

The statement comes just two days after Saudi Arabia declared Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. In February, Saudi Arabia implemented a new law that sanctions tough punishment for any Saudi who support or join organizations classified as terrorist organizations.

Nadwa in its statement said that this new Saudi law is as draconian as India’s TADA or POTA laws. Amnesty International has criticized the new Saudi law as it may be used to crackdown on legitimate political dissent.

In an interesting comparison, Nadwa called the Saudi Government as bigger “zaalim” than Narendra Modi, the controversial Gujarat chief minister who presided over a genocide in 2002.

Just last month, a delegation led by Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh had visited Darul Uloom Deoband.

– tcn

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