Lal Masjid gets new Khateeb: Islamic centre to replace Jamia Hafsa

The government has appointed Maulana Ashfaq as new Khateeb of Lal Masjid. Maulana Ashfaque, 55, is presently khateeb of Bilal Masjid, which is located near Covered market in the sector G-6. The new khateeb of the Lal Masjid has been appointed in basic pay scale-12 and he would be given extra perks and privileges.

Maulana Ashfaq will lead Friday prayers in the mosque which will be opened for prayers after remaining closed for over 20 days due to the operation against militants.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz is expected to visit Lal Masjid on Thursday to inspect the renovation work of the mosque and formally announce the appointment of its new khateeb.

The prime minister will also announce construction of an Islamic Centre at the site of Jamia Hafsa which is being demolished, the centre would have a library, an auditorium, a marriage hall and a mini sports gymnasium.

26 Comments so far

  1. IUnknown (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    no dance club???? strange!!!!!
    how can this be.
    duh ! these bloody govt. persons

  2. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

    I praise the Government’s decision to make an Islamic Centre in place!

  3. Phil (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

    No, they chose your house for that.

    Stop Trolling!

  4. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

    Hmm… (*startled*)

    Phil: Brother, were your comment for me or IUKNOWN?

  5. original-faisal (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

    I’m almost certain that Phil’s comment was directed towards IUNKNOWN so need to fret

  6. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

    Thanks Faisal. I thought so too. But at the first look I thought he was talking to me. I was amazed that it can’t be Phil (with the little I know about him so far)..!

    Cheers all.

  7. Phil (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:25 pm


  8. JAY (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    LMAO @ Phil. Excellent comment for the naysayer. Some of these people just cant make diff btw good and the bad.

  9. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 11:52 am

    The government has decided to change the name of Lal Masid and given it a new name ‘Markzi Jamia Masjid G-6’ in order to wash the memory of bloody battle fought between the security forces and madrassah students at its premises this month.

  10. IUnknown (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

    @phil: Y my house ?? Y not that islamic center?
    its enlightment age. Y dont u undderstand.

    We need to show the world how vulgar we can get ( we arent much better rite now as well), so that we cud create soft ( and weired) image of us, in front of the world.

    All but most of u bloggers belong to burger families who never even know the Faraiz and Wajbaat of namaz and dwuzum and instead u talk on jihaad and suicidal bombings. duh!!

    Get a life u ppl.

  11. IUnknown (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    dwuzum was mistyped and its “Wuzu”

  12. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    type IUKNOWN or got emotional??

  13. Babar (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

    @ IUNKNOWN you made me cry .

  14. IUnknown (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    pardon me , i didnt mean to say ne thing abt ur families. I am actually pointing to the bloggers.

  15. JayJay (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    IUNKNOWN: Learn to leave your religiosity-inspired self-righteousness home. Your Wuzu and Namaz (or that of anyone else for that matter) are completely a private business – you don’t do it for others. Don’t wear them on your sleeves.

    “Burger families”? I must say your language and your sanctimonious thoughts epitomize well what is wrong with political Islamists and Jihadis.

  16. JayJay (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 5:22 pm
  17. IUnknown (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

    @jayjay: we dont need secular ppl.

    World have already the secularism, nationalism blaISM.

    Now, its gona be islam every where very soon inshALLAH , as it was 1400 yrs back. the pppl leading at that time will be those whom u call backward ,awkward, blaWARD, extremist,fundamentalist and bla ppl now a days

    Remember, there have always been ppl like u , saying this and that and they even have more knowledge than u. But wat happened wid them, we all know.

    I am not being proud of my prayers instead wanted to point that most of us which are so called “Educated and literate” ppl , dont know any thing , about any thing.

    I have seen them spitting pan around, stopping the car in middle of the road, talking to some one on mobile fone while driving and irritating others by driving slower in faster lane, gazing at other girls and lastly, BLAMING mullas for doing all such stuff..

    Now if its in technical field ( where im at), they dont have expertise. They put the responsibility at other person and keep on doing “chick chick”, in order to keep theirselves up, infront of the other person.

    Where we gona end jayjay?? ever given a thought abt that???

    Still u need to grow up and stop reading that crap on internet against islam. Instead go to some masjid and learn pure islam.

  18. Sameer (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

    fundamentalist and liberal main farq keya hai i couldnot understand?

  19. KAMI (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    @JAYJAY as IUNKNOWN has advised join a madressah like Faridia and start from the begining, you have already missed out a lot, by now you could have been a successful suicide bomber with a career and a clear target. Something to embrace and hold on to.

    @IUNKNOWN I agree 100% with you all these secular ppl like Einstein, Darwin, Galileo, Akbar,Attaturk and Jinnah. They all used to eat paan then spit and blame it on mullahs, good riddance.

    On a serious note, read this interview of a Lal Masjid female survivor and wonder how much a soul can be poisoned;

  20. Babar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 6:09 am

    @ IUNKNOWN Yah right, seculars dont have technical expertise. So true. They just use the technologies developed by the maulanas.

    And cities of europe, where most people are secualr are so filthy that they stink.

    And what happens to all of us in the end is that we die. regardless of being secular or religious extremist. People like Hitler came to power too. If the world goes backwards , it wouldnt surprise me, but all indications show it will not be in the hands of Muslims neverthiless.

    BTW from my experience with the madrassa trained students, I have realized that they know nothing about Quran. They cant even tell what they are admonishing is actually in Quran or not. They would just say according to Quran and Sunnah, no matter if something like that is not even remotely mentioned in Quran. The reason is simple, they just bow to the authority and cant read anything with open critical eyes.

  21. IUnknown (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

    @baber: Read the books. After arrival of Mehdi, there gona be some real wars and after that,
    muslims gona take control. (@kami: Will NATO gona help us aat that time?)

    watch the video of adnan kakakheel at u tube. He has studied from banori town karachi.

    They might not know much abt the details when they are currently studying . This is very similar to our selves when we are in the middle of bachelors degree. How much knowledge did we have at that time abt ne thing?????

    @Kami: I wish that u have brain and u have thaught like a literate person. But u always think likle a “enlighted person”

    Apart from Einstien and Jinnah, no one has made an achievement. Dont give me the links of disgusting wiki pedia where any one can write any thing.

    FYI , 400 yers ago before galileo, a muslim scientist ( i have forgot his name) gave the idea of rounded earth.
    700 years ago before wright brothers learn to fly, a muslims scientist gave the idea of ” man in the air”.

    If u want to learn more with open eyes and open mind,

    At first glance, u seemed like a literate person but u r so close minded that any thing.

  22. Babar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    @ IUNKNOWN Good for you. Live in the happy dreams of the glorious past and victorous future. After all everything worth achieving had already been achieved by muslims. (Shows how much you know about science)
    BTW why this golbal jihad, while Imam Mahdi is not between us. Seems to be quite un islamic and useless excercise as we can not be victrous unless Imam is here.

    “Woh qaum nahin laiq-e-hangama-e-farda
    Jis qaum ki qismat main amroz nahin hai”

    Ahmaqoon ki jannat main khawab-e-khargosh ke 1000 mazeed sal mubarak hoon. Thats all I can say.

    I agree with you that the technical education we get in universities does not help a zilch to understand the world around. The biggest ignorants I have come across are mostly graduates of some technical education. So why blame the madressa students. But my point was not that how much they know while they are studying, but to stress that your idea that somehow who is not agreeing with you has not studied Quran or does not know anything about Islam does not hold up.

  23. Babar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

    @ just to let you know Galilio is not known for giving the idea of rounded earth. This idea was known to greeks and quite well established by the advent of Islam. So no body ever doubted that this idea came from Galileo or some muslim scientist. However there was a Muslim scientist who measured the circumference of earth to within the accuracy of a few hundrad km. But again he was not alone to try this method, the method and some other geometrica methods had been used by greeks.

    Galilieo is known for his findings of some rudimentary form of laws of mechanics and gravity, the discovery of moons of jupiter (hence proving that there are things in the sky not revolving around earth), and mostly for his introduction of Mathematical Physics as a field.

  24. IUnknown (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

    @baber: thanks for the info. abt galileo

    “BTW why this golbal jihad, while Imam Mahdi is not between us. Seems to be quite un islamic and useless excercise as we can not be victrous unless Imam is here.”

    Jihad will carry on till qiyamat, as mentioned in hadith. I just wanted to tell u that time will come then when we gona start getting success, as predicted by Nabi(SAW).

    Now, i never ever said that some one who doesnt agree wid me , doesnt know quraan and sunnah.

    Yeah , its true the muslims continued on the knowledge base of greeks and then europeans continued on the basis of our work. But I am sure, had we muslims been there at the time of greeks, we would have produced better stuff than wat they have produced.

    Who made the cannon called “manjneeq” in urdu??
    I dont know much abt western scientists but i want to know wat we have done as now a days, we have been put to crap by media and every body else.

  25. Babar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 4:44 pm

    “Yeah , its true the muslims continued on the knowledge base of greeks and then europeans continued on the basis of our work. But I am sure, had we muslims been there at the time of greeks, we would have produced better stuff than wat they have produced.”

    What a gem. What does this mean?

    And you may not know but all these muslim scientists were declared heretics by the ulema of the time. And mathematics and logic was declared haram.

  26. Babar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    Just in case you may get any wrong indications , I know, just like any other people, we also did great things. For example, the arts, music and culture produced in Mughal india is unparalleled. ( though they missed on more important things, and the end result was colonization.)

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