Ary Qtv

Ary Qtv is a Sunni Islamic television Channel started in Pakistan. It aims to spread true beliefs of Ahle Sunnat wal jamaat to the community by boycotting deviant Wahhabi/Deobandi beliefs. It was seen as the most popular religious tv channel in Pakistan. Its headquarters is in Karachi, Pakistan.

It was started by Muslim Gujrati entrepreneur of Indian origin, Haji Abdul Razzak Yaqub in 2003. It airs many popular Islamic tv shows including Ahkam e Shariat by Mufti Akmal, Raah e Aamal by Peer Ajmal Raza Qadri and other shows by notable Scholars of Pakistan. 

Due to its inclination towards Sufism it organizes various sufi events on different Sufi festivals such as Mahfil-e-Naat-o-Manqabat on the occassion of Gyarvi Sharif and Eid e milad unun Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and Mehfil e Sama or Mehfil e Qawwali on the Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. 

"Mehfil e Naat" program of the channel features notable Naat  Khwan of Pakistan, including Owais Raza Qadri.

Ban of Qtv in India in 2006 draw criticism from mainstream traditional Sunni Muslims of India, various leading Muslim clerics of that time condemned the ban as "Qtv was seen as the medium of spreading the peaceful message of Islam under the influence of Sufism". Similarly, in June 2020, Multi-System Operators the leading cable tv operator in Kashmir urges government to lift a ban on Ary Qtv which was imposed in July 2019. 

In Taliban dominated "Swat" region of Pakistan Qtv remained banned for around one year due to the harsh deobandi ideology of Talibans, but later with the permission of the Taliban leader of Pakistan the ban was uplifted in 2009.

 See also

* Pir Saqib Shami

*  Allama Mukhtar Shah Naeemi


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  • Hindustan Times, By HT Correspondent, Kanpur published on 2006.
  • Greater Kashmir, By Saqib Malik, 30 June 2020. BBC News, Urdu. 2009
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