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The committee members appealed to shopkeepers that their staff park their cycles at parking lots and not in verandahs and public passages. the court said that feedback form signed by him furnished wrong information as regard to JLD’s net worth. said he did not regret any of his remarks. Share This Article Related Article The Union minister expressed concern that some state governments are using public funds for personal promotion through selective advertisements and this is affecting neutrality of journalism. Raja is the son-in-law of former AIADMK Minister Aranganayakam, while asserting that it assures “we are on the right track. Gandhi also said that if his party’s government comes to power in Gujarat, The new rules establish a new voluntary Medicare Shared Savings Program that will help providers improve their ability to coordinate care across all health care settings. Also introduced is the Advance Payment model which will test whether advancing a portion of an ACO’s future shared savings will increase participation from physician-owned and rural providers in the Medicare Shared Savings Program The first ACO agreements will go into effect April 1 2012 and July 1 2012 with an initial 18-month or 21-month performance period Check Hall Render’s Health Care Reform site for a more complete summary and analysis of the final regulations Should youhave anyquestions please contact: Todd Selby at 3179771440 [email protected]; Brian Jent at 3179771402 [email protected]; or David Bufford at 5025689368 [email protected] or your regular Hall Render attorneyWritten by William Dalrymple | Published: February 21 2017 12:30 am Behind the violence lies a long theological conflict that has divided the Islamic world for centuries REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Top News Only three days after a suicide bomb went off in Lahore the bombing by a female IS supporter of the great Sufi shrine of Sehwan Sharif was an especially ominous development for the future of Pakistan Sufism and spectacular Sufi music are two of the most prominent sources of hope pleasure and tolerance in that increasingly violent and divided country Now 72 innocent Sufis lie dead and 150 have been injured By killing devotees in one of the most celebrated Sufi shrines in the country IS were attempting to impose their obscurantist reign of fear and their right to shut down voices they disagree with as well as striking at the heart of Pakistan’s cultural and religious opposition to their takeover of great swathes of the country — even Sindh the Sufi “capital” of Pakistan and a place which had until recently resisted them The rise of Islamic radicalism is often presented in starkly political terms but what happened in Sehwan this week is a reminder that at the heart of the current conflict lie two very different understandings of Islam Hardline Wahhabi/Salafi fundamentalism has advanced so quickly in Pakistan partly because the Saudis have financed the building of so many madrasas which have filled the vacuum left by the collapse of stateeducation These have taught an entire generation of Pakistanis to abhor the gentle syncretic Sufi Islam and the music that carries its message that has dominated South Asia for centuries and to embrace instead an imported form of Saudi Salafism Behind the violence lies a long theological conflict that has divided the Islamic world for centuries Lal Shahbaz Qalander like Rumi or Nizamuddin believed passionately in the importance of the use of music poetry and the Shaivite-derived dammal dance as a path for merging the individual with the divine as a way of opening the gates of Paradise But this use of poetry music and rhythm in ritual is one of the many aspects of Sufi practice that has attracted the wrath of modern Islamists A few years ago on my last visit to Sehwan I found the battle between these two rival forms of Islam already engaged The largest madrasa in Sehwan was located in an old haveli not far from the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalander It had been recently renovated at some expense in gleaming marble but was still only semi-furnished Saleemullah who ran the madrasa turned out to be a young intelligent and well-educated man; but there was no masking the puritanical severity of some of his views For Saleemullah the theology of the dispute between the Sufis and the orthodox was quite simple: “We don’t like tomb worship” he said “The Koran is quite clear about this and the scholars from the other side simply choose to ignore what it says We must not pray to dead men and ask things from them even the saints In Islam we believe there is no power but God” “Do the people here listen to you” I asked “Sadly this town is full of shirk [heresy] and grave-worship” he replied stroking his long straggling black beard “It is all the Hindu influence that is responsible Previously these people were very economically powerful in this area and as they worshipped idols the illiterate Muslims here became infected with Hindu practices All over Pakistan this is the case but Sindh is much the worst Our job is to bring the idol and grave-worshippers from kufr [infidelity] back to the true path of the Sharia” “Mark my words” said Saleemullah “a more extreme form of the Taliban is coming to Pakistan Certainly there are many challenges But the conditions in this country are so bad The people are so desperate They are fed up with the old ways and the decadence and corruption They want radical change — a return to the Caliphate” “And what is your role in that” I asked “Most of the work is being done by the government and the [intelligence] agencies Whatever they say to the Americans we know that really they are with us But our role That is to teach the people that only our Islamic system can provide the justice they seek We are the only people giving the poor education We give the knowledge that the Islamic groups in Pakistan are using to change this country forever” “And do you plan to take the battle to the shrine here” “For the time being we cannot challenge the people directly in shrines We have no wish to invite trouble or to fight All we can do is to befriend people tell them what is right and wrong educate their children and slowly change their minds If we can get children away from their homes to board here with us we can influence them more thoroughly With education we hope the appeal of shirk and Sufism will fade and that there will be no need for punishment” “But if you get your Caliphate” “When the Caliphate comes” he said “yes on that day there is no question It will be our duty to destroy all the mazars and the dargahs — starting with the one here in Sehwan” Saleemullah’s organisation ran 5000 madrasas across Pakistan and was in the process of opening a further 1500 in Sindh These figures seem to be just the tip of the iceberg According to a recent study there are now 27 times as many madrasas in Pakistan as there were in 1947: From 245 at Independence the number has shot up to over 8000 The religious tenor has been correspondingly radicalised: The tolerant Sufi-minded Barelvi form of Islam is now out of fashion in a country increasingly over-run by the rise of the more hardline and politicised Wahhabi-Salafism Many Sufi mosques and shrines have come under attack in recent years including the 2010 bombing of the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore that killed more than 40 people and the assassination this summer of Amjad Sabri one of South Asia’s most revered qawals Sufism is not only the most effective antidote to IS-style radicalism it is an entirely indigenous resistance movement to fundamentalisms of all sorts with the deepest roots in South Asian soil For the Sindhis attending the dammal at Sehwan it was not they who were the heretics so much as the stern Wahhabi mullahs who criticised the popular Islam of the Sufi saints as shirk or heresy: “These mullahs are just hypocrites” said one old fakir I talked to in the shrine “Without love they distort the true meaning of the teaching of the Prophet Those hypocrites They sit there reading their law books and arguing about how long their beards should be and fail to listen to the true message of the Prophet Mullahs and Azazeel [Satan] are the same thing” This resistance is why IS and the Talibs hate the Sufis and attempt to suppress them If only the Pakistani governments could finance schools which taught Pakistanis to respect their own indigenous and syncretic religious traditions rather than buying fleets of American F-16 fighters and handing over education to the Saudis Pakistani might now yet be an important trading partner for a future Indian superpower — a place where Sufis can still sing safely and in peace Instead Pakistan is every day increasingly coming more to resemble a tragic would-be clone of pre-9/11 Taliban Afghanistan Dalrymple is a historian and best-selling author He wrote of his visit to Sehwan 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