Qadi Ansar Abbasi

Mar 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar AbbasiAnsar Abbasi is donning the robes of justice again, just as he did last year when he took suo moto notice of NAB and, despite a total lack of evidence, accused the government of launching a full frontal attack against the Chief Justice. As usual, it has been several months since that prediction and yet still Ansar Abbasi’s smears and accusations came to naught. Now, though, Abbasi has upgraded from his usual gavel and wig for a Quran and kaffiyeh and pronounced himself Qadi in the case of Raymond Davis.

Some people might ask what are Ansar Abbasi’s qualifications for issuing such edicts. First, let us rest assured that he has received a Masters Degree from University of London with a research thesis on child labor. Surely it was this research that led to his rulings on public flogging of young girls.

It is well established that, having graduated from Maulana Syed Abul A’Ala Maududi School of Journalism, Ansar Abbasi is also well qualified to issue edicts against Fashion weeks and also explain how WikiLeaks is a conspiracy against Muslims. This past week, Qadi Ansar Abbasi has extended his religious judgments to the case of Raymond Davis also.

Beginning on Capital Talk programme, Ansar Abbasi declared as invalid the ruling of the court to acquit and release Raymond Davis through the application of Qisas and Diyat because through his extensive learning in Islamic law he has found the case to be one of ‘Fasad-fil-Arz’ therefore making diyat inapplicable. Qadi Ansar Abbasi expounds on his ruling in the Raymond Davis case on the front page of The News the following day declaring that, ‘We have sold ourselves, once again’.

Actually, Ansar Abbasi does not limit his role to Islamic jurist only but retains his previous wig and gavel also. He takes the place of the court of law by insisting that the question of ‘Fasad-fil-Arz’ must be examined “In the context of Punjab police investigation proving Davis to have killed two young men in a cold blooded manner”. However this never actually happened in the court. While it is true that CCPO Lahore Aslam Tarin held a press conference to declare that Raymond Davis’s act was “clear murder”, this was never examined and ruled by the Lahore High Court. But clearly this is an unnecessary step as the CCPO held a press conference where our Lord Ansar Abbasi was presiding as judge and jury in the case as well as Qadi. Now his ruling has been issued.

Due to the fact that Ansar Abbasi has long since stopped reporting news rather having begun trying to shape the news, his employers have taken to affixing the label ‘Commentary’ to his pieces. Perhaps it would be more appropriate to affix the label of ‘Edicts’.

Recently there was a report that Council of Islamic Ideology is feeling underused. The truth is, CII is not needed as it once was now that we can enjoy the wisdom of Qadi Ansar Abbasi issuing religious rulings for Masjid al-Jang Group.

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  1. Stealing and Theft is also a crime in Islam and also punishable through “chopping off hands” – PTV Exposes GEO TV & Jang Group of Newspapers Tax Default

  2. Ansar Abbasi, Editor Investigation, The News/Jang Group of Newspapers

    The article (Jang 7 Feb 2009) by Ansar Abbasi in question:

    As a free citizen Mr Ansar Abbasi [Correspondent of Daily Jang and The News International’s Editor Investigations] has every right to have his opinion [no matter how harsh and no matter against whom] but I ask, is it necessary to Insert Islam into every damn thing in Pakistan. Why dont these Pseudo Islamist type of Journalist keep their mouth shut on Islam when they don’t know about it. If you would go through the attached News article by Mr Ansar Abbasi, you would find in the last lines without any reference Mr Abbasi vomit his ignorance by repeating a phrase which is in vogue since centuries in the name of Hadith.

    If Ansar Abbasi doesn’t like PPP, Zardari, MQM, Altaf Hussain then it is Mr Abbasi’s Basic Democratic Right [Mr Abbasi is there any concept of Secular Democracy in your much exploited Religion Islam] to differ and dissent but there is no need to exploit Islam for this. Keep the Religion particularly Islam out of Politics because you wont have positive results


    Ikhtilaf Rai to Hamaray Deen Ka Hissa Hey”


    Translation: Difference of Opinion is an essential part of Islam Yaani “Ikhtalaf-e-Ummat Bais-e-Rehmat Hai”

    Ahl ul Bidah [Innovators – Bida’ati] quote this statement as a hadith, but it is not mentioned in the six authentic collections of Hadith and its chain of narrators is also not known. There are various versions of this statement. In some versions it is mentioned, “The difference of opinions among my Companions is a mercy for you.” Or “The difference of opinions of my Companions is a mercy for my Ummah.” Many scholars of Hadith consider all these versions as weak or da’if as far as their narration is concerned. “The saying “Difference of opinion in my Community is a mercy” is the most perverse saying possible, because if difference were mercy, agreement would be anger, and it is impossible for a Muslim to say this, because there can only be either agreement, or difference, and there can only be either mercy, or anger.”

    أَفَلاَ يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ اللّهِ لَوَجَدُواْ فِيهِ اخْتِلاَفًا كَثِيرًا

    [AN-NISA (WOMEN) Chapter 4 – Verse 82]

    Afala yatadabbaroona alqurana walaw kana min AAindi ghayri Allahilawajadoo feehi ikhtilafan katheeran

    Interpretation of the meaning:

    Will they not then ponder on the Qur’an? If it had been from other than Allah they would have found therein much incongruity. [AN-NISA (WOMEN) Chapter 4 – Verse 82]

    Sectarianism is negation of Islam, Quran and Hadith.

    True Muslims should be content with the name “Muslims given to them by Almighty Allah as He says:

    وَجَاهِدُوا فِي اللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ هُوَ اجْتَبَاكُمْ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ مِّلَّةَ أَبِيكُمْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ هُوَ سَمَّاكُمُ الْمُسْلِمينَ مِن قَبْلُ وَفِي هَذَا لِيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْكُمْ وَتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاء عَلَى النَّاسِ فَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِاللَّهِ هُوَ مَوْلَاكُمْ فَنِعْمَ الْمَوْلَى وَنِعْمَ النَّصِيرُ

    And strive for Allah with the endeavour which is His right. He hath chosen you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He hath named you Muslims of old time and in this (Scripture), that the messenger may be a witness against you, and that ye may be witnesses against mankind. So establish worship, pay the poor-due, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protecting friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper! [AL-HAJJ (THE PILGRIMAGE) Chapter 22 – Verse 78]

    إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الإِسْلَـمُ

    English Translation:

    The Religion before Allah is Islam [AL-E-IMRAN (THE FAMILY OF ‘IMRAN, THE HOUSE OF ‘IMRAN) Chapter 3 – Verse 19]

    وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ

    English Translation:

    And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of Allah, and do not separate. [AL-E-IMRAN (THE FAMILY OF ‘IMRAN, THE HOUSE OF ‘IMRAN) Chapter 3 – Verse 103]

    وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ كَالَّذِينَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاخْتَلَفُواْ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَهُمُ الْبَيِّنَـتُ وَأُوْلَـئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

    English Translation:

    And be ye not as those who separated and disputed after the clear proofs had come unto them. For such there is an awful doom, [AL-E-IMRAN (THE FAMILY OF ‘IMRAN, THE HOUSE OF ‘IMRAN) Chapter 3 – Verse 105]

    وَأَطِيعُواْ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلاَ تَنَـزَعُواْ فَتَفْشَلُواْ وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ وَاصْبِرُواْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّـبِرِينَ

    English Translation:

    And obey Allah and His messenger, and dispute not one with another lest ye falter and your strength depart from you; but be steadfast! Lo! Allah is with the steadfast. [AL-ANFAL (SPOILS OF WAR, BOOTY) Chapter 8 – Verse 46]

    وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ فِى شِيَعِ الاٌّوَّلِينَ – وَمَا يَأْتِيهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ كَانُواْ بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ

    English Translation:

    We verily sent (messengers) before thee among the factions of the men of old. And never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him. [AL-HIJR (AL-HIJR, STONELAND, ROCK CITY) Chapter 15 – Verse 10 and 11]

    قُلْ هُوَ الْقَادِرُ عَلَى أَن يَبْعَثَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَاباً مِّن فَوْقِكُمْ أَوْ مِن تَحْتِ أَرْجُلِكُمْ أَوْ يَلْبِسَكُمْ شِيَعاً وَيُذِيقَ بَعْضَكُمْ بَأْسَ بَعْضٍ انْظُرْ كَيْفَ نُصَرِّفُ الاٌّيَـتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَفْقَهُونَ

    English Translation:

    Say: He is able to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to bewilder you with dissension and make you taste the tyranny one of another. See how We display the revelations so that they may understand. [AL-ANAAM (CATTLE, LIVESTOCK) Chapter 6 Verse 65]

    إِنَّ فِرْعَوْنَ عَلاَ فِى الاٌّرْضِ
    َجَعَلَ أَهْلَهَا شِيَعاً

    English Translation:

    Lo! Pharaoh exalted himself in the earth and made its people castes. [AL-QASAS (THE STORY, STORIES) Chapter 28 – Verse 4]

    مُنِيبِينَ إِلَيْهِ وَاتَّقُوهُ وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلوةَ وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ – مِنَ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُواْ دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُواْ شِيَعاً كُلُّ حِزْبٍ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ

    English Translation:

    Turning unto Him (only); and be careful of your duty unto Him and establish worship, and be not of those who ascribe partners (unto Him); Of those who split up their religion and became schismatics, each sect exulting in its tenets. [AL-ROOM (THE ROMANS, THE BYZANTINES) Chapter 30 – Verse 31 and 32]

    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُواْ دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُواْ شِيَعًا لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِى شَىْءٍ إِنَّمَآ أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُواْ يَفْعَلُونَ

    English Translation:

    Lo! As for those who sunder their religion and become schismatics, no concern at all hast thou with them. Their case will go to Allah, Who then will tell them what they used to do. [AL-ANAAM (CATTLE, LIVESTOCK) Chapter 6 – Verse 159]

    Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’h [Hanafi, Maliki, Shafa’i, and Hanbali]:

    Despite some very minor disputes there are many Sub-Groups in these 4 groups like Wahabis {Sub-Groups Ahle-Hadith, Ghurba Ahle Hadith, Non-Conformist, Hizb Ullah, Jamat-ul-Muslemeen} Deobandi {Jamiat-e-Ulma-e-Islam (divided in groups), Jamat-e-Islami, Tableeghi Jamat of Raiwind}, Barelvis {Jamiat-e-Ulmai Pakistan, Sunni Tehreek, Dawat-e-Ilami, and other spiritual factions who own Shrines scatterd all over the Muslim World particularly Sub-Continent. For the sake of Power Politics these Clerics join hands with each other to create trouble for any elected government but normally their sub-groups or bodies create sectarian frenzy in the country as we have been witnessing it from the days of General Zia ul Haq.











    Notes and References on Sects in Islam:

    1 – Al-Fisal fi al-Milal wa al-Ahwa’ wa al-Nihal (“The Separators Concerning Religions, Heresies, and Sects”) by Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi Al Zahiri.

    2 – Al-Milal wa al-Nihal كتاب الملل و النحل, The Book of Sects and Creeds by Abdul Karim Al Shahrastani.

    3 – Al-Ghunya li-talibi tariq al-haqq wa al-din (Sufficient Provision for Seekers of the Path of Truth and Religion) by Abdul-Qadir Gilani

    4 – Talbees Iblees – Arabic [The Devil’s Deception] by Ibn al-Jawzee explosive on the Shi’a school of thought in Islam, as well as various other groups such as the Khawaarij (Khaarijites) and the Baatineeyah.[also available in Urdu]

    English Translations Talbees Iblees [The Devil’s Deception] A – Translated By D.S. Margoliouth Edited By N.K. Singh Published In India, B – Translated Dr. Bilal Philips’

  3. Host of this program was Aamir Liaquat Hussain (now this Alleged Aalim is no more in GEO TV) This state-directed discrimination has caused prejudice to soak into the bones of even well-educated Pakistanis. It is acceptable to denigrate Ahmadis as “agents of foreign powers” such as the CIA and Raw, India’s intelligence service. In 2008 a prominent preacher on Geo, the country’s largest channel, suggested that right-minded Muslims should kill Ahmadis. Within 48 hours two Ahmadis had been lynched. The television presenter has prospered. REFERENCE OF AHRC: A report from Asian Human Rights Commission on GEO TV: PAKISTAN: Two persons murdered after an anchor person proposed the widespread lynching of Ahmadi sect followers ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-203-2008

  4. PAKISTAN: Aamir Liaquat Hussain (GEO TV Incite murder of Minorities through GEO TV)

  5. No action taken against Geo TV presenter who incited Muslims to murder members of Pakistan minority on air FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-STM-244-2008 September 18, 2008 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission – PAKISTAN: No action taken against Geo TV presenter who incited Muslims to murder members of Pakistan minority on air

  6. Same Jang Group says that “Flogging Video” was genuine:) Tuesday, November 30, 2010, Zilhajj 23, 1431 A.H

  7. In the above clip “Ansar Abbasi” and “Aamir Liaquat Hussain (succeeded in Ordering the Murder of Two Minority Members through GEO TV) were critical towards West (read USA) and now read this partnership of Jang Group and USA:)

    PRESS RELEASES VOA Launches Urdu TV For Pakistan 11/13/2005 For more information, call VOA’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959 or E-Mail

    Washington, D.C. – The Voice of America (VOA) will launch Beyond the Headlines-its new television program in Urdu-on Monday, Nov. 14. The half-hour program will air on GEO TV in Pakistan at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on selected international satellites, including AsiaSat (Virtual Channel 409) and IOR (Virtual Channel 420). Beyond the Headlines (Khabron se Aage), a fast-paced, contemporary production designed with young and urban Pakistanis in mind, will continue VOA’s 63-year tradition of broadcasting accurate and balanced information. Programs will examine international developments, technology, politics, social issues, education, religion, sports, and entertainment. “We look forward to opening this important new channel of communication between the American people and Pakistan,” said Steven J. Simmons, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees all United States international radio and television services. Simmons is chairman of the BBG’s Voice of America Committee, and has played a key role in increasing radio and TV service to Pakistan, including Beyond the Headlines. “We’re particularly delighted with our partnership with GEO TV, the leading cable/satellite broadcaster in the Urdu language,” Simmons added. “This new program, together with our expanded radio service, demonstrates our growing commitment to reach the people of Pakistan with new, engaging programs on both radio and TV.” “The links between Pakistan and the United States are strong and growing, and our new show is a reflection of that,” said VOA Director David S. Jackson. “Beyond the Headlines will focus not only on the big issues of the day, but also on features, business, and culture stories that illuminate the world we live in. For example, we’ll show how Pakistanis live and work and go to school in the U.S. We want to provide a unique mix of stories that viewers can’t find anywhere else.”

    Farah Ispahani is the managing editor and executive producer for Beyond the Headlines. She joined VOA earlier this year, bringing more than 20 years of experience in print and television media at such news organizations as CNN, ABC, and NBC. Before she joined VOA, Ispahani, who is a fluent Urdu speaker, was instrumental in the launch of CNN’s Paula Zahn Now and Anderson Cooper 360. Anchoring Beyond the Headlines will be Aneka Osman. A familiar face to Pakistanis, Osman worked as an English language news anchor on Pakistan Television. She has covered regional and national security issues, Pakistan-India relations, the conflict in the Middle East, and Pakistan’s general elections. She has also worked on Prime Television, the UK-based Pakistani channel, and on the Business Plus Channel.

    Ayaz Gul is VOA Urdu’s Chief Reporter and Pakistan Coverage Coordinator for Radio Aap ki Dunyaa (Your World Radio), VOA’s Urdu radio service, and Beyond the Headlines. Gul, who is based in Pakistan, has been filing on-the-scene reports in Urdu and English for VOA since 1996, and his reports are translated into numerous languages throughout VOA. Prior to joining VOA, he worked for the Japanese network NHK and for the German news agency DPA as a reporter specializing in Pakistan’s foreign and domestic news. VOA’s Urdu Service broadcasts 12 hours a day of news and information to millions of Pakistanis and other Urdu speakers on Radio Aap ki Dunyaa. The program is distributed by medium wave at 972 kHz, digital audio satellite, the Internet and a three-hour shortwave broadcast. The launch of Beyond the Headlines adds two-and-half hours of television to the Urdu Service’s weekly broadcast schedule. The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages.

  8. Najam Sethi Exposes Ansar Abbasi (16 March 2011)

  9. Pakistani Journalists Living in Evacuee Trust Property Houses – Part – 1 (Matiullah Jan Dawn News)

  10. Pakistani Journalists Living in Evacuee Trust Property Houses – Part – 2 (Matiullah Jan Dawn News)

  11. Pakistani Journalists Living in Evacuee Trust Property Houses – Part – 3 (Matiullah Jan Dawn News)

  12. Pakistani Journalists Living in Evacuee Trust Property Houses – Part – 4 (Matiullah Jan Dawn News)

  13. Pakistani Journalists Living in Evacuee Trust Property Houses – Part – 5 (Matiullah Jan Dawn News)

  14. OF Journalists, Plots & Evacuee Property Trust.

  15. Our commercial media outlets and their ratings and dollars chaser anchors and reporters prefer stories that are sensationalized and trivialized. Mostly talk shows offer no insight and repeat the same religious and ultra nationalist rhetoric with more vigor and their content and discussion is a perfect illustration of anti democratic propaganda. These inane talk shows & analysis distorted and tarnished facts which in turn created panic, hatred, chaos and lawlessness in society.

  16. Irresponsible reporting based on sensationalism add a fuel to fire and it can put innocent people in danger and may cause public panic. Since we have seen recently how right wing media sparking violence by irresponsibly reporting on sensitive issues. We have heard and read lots of news items, articles and discussion, which provoked sentiments against Non Muslims and liberal elements. And they rightly feel that our corporate media glorifies violance and has been promoting phrases such as” this is a war between Islam and infidels”. But the fact that these phrases are not true, it’s not a religious war, suppose if it is true, than why terrorists are attacking liberal and secular Muslims, Sufis, Shi’a and others sect and why these elements are continuously challenging Islamic state’s writ? How quickly they forget that there is a national consensus on the war against terrorism, Pakistan’s representative parliament has unanimously passed a 14-point resolution on combating the rise of terrorism and extremism.

  17. […] responsible for intolerance in the nation is shameless, especially while Sehbai’s friend Ansar Abbasi is playing the part of religious jurist for the country. Worst, though, saying Asif Zardari “has turned Pakistan almost into an […]

  18. CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry & Judiciary is silent on Raymond Davis (Aaj Ki Khaber 17 March 2011)

  19. Contempt of Court in Media after Court Decision on Raymond Davis.

  20. […] his latest bizarre religious sermon, Qadi Ansar Abbasi has explained the CWC 2011 semi-final loss to arch rival India as due to Allah’s anger at a […]

  21. Where is the Fatwa by Ansar Abbasi against their own Colleague of Jang Group who availed Government Funded Hajj?

    Apna Gareban – Supreme Court Orders Journalists to Pay for the Free Hajj — Ep 11 — Part 1

  22. Apna Gareban – Supreme Court Orders Journalists to Pay for the Free Hajj — Ep 11 — Part 2

  23. Apna Gareban – Supreme Court Orders Journalists to Pay for the Free Hajj — Ep 11 — Part 3

  24. Apna Gareban – Supreme Court Orders Journalists to Pay for the Free Hajj — Ep 11 — Part 4

  25. Apna Gareban – Supreme Court Orders Journalists to Pay for the Free Hajj — Ep 11 — Part 5

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