Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, together with his disciples Khalid Zaheer, Moiz Amjad and others is spreading ULTRA-MODERNIST DANGEROUS ideas in Pakistan through Geo TV and AAJ Tv etc.
They have also set up various 'institutes' to impart religious education to the masses.
Amongst the dangerous ideas that they believe in and promote are the following:
1. Questioning the validity and authenticity of hadiths, in imitation of goldziher and schacht other orientalists.
2. Denying in the descent of Sayyidna 'Isa bin Maryam (alayhis salaam).
3. Denying the trial of the Dajjal.
4. Not believing in the following of the 4 Sunni schools of fiqh.
5. Denying the concept of hijab in Islam. etc.
There is a good refutation of Ghamidi et al. but unfortunately it is ONLY available in Urdu. I have read some of it and it seems very good but my Urdu is not good enough to translate it into English.
If there are any brothers/sisters who can translate this refutation from Urdu to English then it would be helpful.
Meanwhile please tell all your freinds and family about the fitna and confusion that Ghamidi and his crew are causing.
Ghamdi does not claim to refute the status of Hadith directly yet he takes it a stage further ahead and categorizes hadith as something from which Ahkaam (Rulings) cannot be drawn and only Quran is the orignal source. He goest on to say that some Ahadith have been misinterpreted by ALL (yes ALL) the Imams, Mufasirs, Muhaditheen, Fuqah, Ulemas etc. To quote an example is his refutation of the Hadith that says (it is a Mafhoom) Whosoever Changes His Faith, Kill Him.
According to Ghamidi the ruling on Qital (Killing a Person) when he becomes a Murtad (Apostate) doesnot apply to present times. It was restricted to the time of Holy Prophet Salal Lahu Aalahi Wassalam and after that it had become Mauqoof. (Burhan, by Ghamidi). Ghamidi says that this Hadith has been misinterpreted by all the Ulemas for 1200 years wherein the meaining of Umoom (Generality) has been taken at large. Therefore he concludes that a person cannot be executed if he decides to change his religion from Islam because there is no evidence of it in Quran and Sunnah. Ghamidi and his disciples also use the word Quran and Sunnah and separate Hadith from Sunnah.
He calls them the Shabistan Shibli of Knowledge and hails them as the reformists of this time. He has castigated Maulana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi (RA), Qasim Nanatwi (RA), Shaykh ul Hind, Syed Hussain Ahmed Madani, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Allama Shabbir Ahmed Uthmani and calls them Bigots. According to Ghamidi this group of people (Deobandis) are like an old building with rotten foundations that will become empty by itself through passage of time.
Ghamadi enjoys special company with Robert Spencer and Danielt Pipes. What is interesting is that Ghamdi and his associates particularly Moiz Amjad have tried to defend Islam against the criticism of Daniel Pipes and Robert Spencer and have miserably (deliberately) failed! In fact they have subscribed to the views of these two critics with special reference to the 7 Recitations of Quran, which according to Ghamdi and his teachers are practices of Juhul and have no place in Islam. THUFA-E-GHAMDI http://www.haqulmub een.com/joomla/ index.php? option=com_ content&view=article&id=367:2009-12- 10-22-27- 43&catid=54:mutafarriq- farq-hae- batila&Itemid=58