‘Recognizing Jamaat-e-Islami’: India’s Muslim group releases book to expose JI’s ideology

Mumbai – An English book titled “Recognizing Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)” was released by Markaz-ud-Dawatul Islamiyah Wal Khairiyah of Maharastra state of India on Friday, which claims to expose the “deviant and radical” ideology of the organization.

The book is the English translation of the original book in Urdu language “Jamaat-e-Islami ko Pehchaniye” compiled by Hakim Ajmal Khan Junior which was published after the growing menace of the organization.

JI was formed by a radical Islamist socio-political philosopher Abul Ala Maududi in 1941 during British rule in India, after the terror-outfit Muslim Brotherhood popularly known as “Ikhwanul-Muslimeen” was formed in Egypt in 1928.

The translator of the book Ejaz Ahmed Khan, who currently resides in Jubail Industrial city of Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, said, “this book will benefit our Muslim brothers who have been influenced by Jamaat-e-Islami but not have been fully informed of its ideology”.

“Maulana Maududi was a revolutionary figure, but his views, ideology and creed weakened the very foundations of the religion”, Khan added.

Khan said that some of the Jamaat-e-Islami adherents have stealthily infiltrated into the existing religious, social, and religious institutions to increase their influence, hence this book will be a litmus test to clear “the truth from falsehood”.

Khan also highlighted how the radical ideology of Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami led to the miscalculated revolts in Muslim countries, which eventually led to wars and massacres.

Basically, the book revolves around the religious deviance of Maududi, rather than his political deviance. However, it’s said that his twisted religious deviance caused the political deviance.

The book cites Maududi’s refutations from famous Islamic scholars of the past namely Sanaullah Amritsari, Abul Kalam Azad, Hafiz Mohammed Gondhalvi, Mohammed Daud Raz and others.

It also highlights JI’s symbiotic relationship with extremist ideologies especially Iranian Khomeinism.

Secretary of the Markaz Abu Mohammed Maqsud Alauddin Sain said, “I pray to Allah that He guide the youth to read this book and get familiarized with the pure Islam and know the reality of political Islam, and not to be trapped in their deceptive talk”.

“The book is available for free download and for fair use, to protect the youth from misguidance”, Khan said.