Asrar Rashid

Shaykh Asrar Rashid is a British-Pakistani Sunni, Sufi Muslim scholar and preacher who lives in Sparkbrook in Birmingham, England. People recognized him for the poison drinking challenge with christian, in which he had drank the rat poison, and proved the saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), that after drinking poison one can have a special date fruit & he or she will have no effect of poison. Sufi Shaykh Asrar Rashid was the organizer of an open letter signed by 27 UK Imams, which says that they do not recognize Israel as a legitimate state. He is a visiting member of Islamic theology society in United Kingdom. Sufi Shaykh Asrar Rashid is a follower of great grand Mujaddid of 14th century Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Fazil e Barelvi.  

Shaykh Asrar Rashid

Views of Shaykh Asrar Rashid

Sufi Shaykh Asrar Rashid, in the 10th episode of Blood Brothers podcast, had discussed the passive glorification of Muslim drug dealers. According to 5 pillars UK, in his video, which was released on 28 June 2019, he asserted, “Imams should not lead or attend Muslim drug dealers' funeral prayers”. He was in the media for his statement, "Israel should be reestablished in Germany because Germany has killed the jews, not the Palestinian Muslim; Why should the Israel be the only Europe song contest taking part nation be in middle east"? 

Sufi Shaykh Asrar Rashid was one of the supporter of an open statement stating Tahirul Qadri as misguided among 93 scholars from India, Pakistan and united nation including the then Grand Mufti of India, Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri and present Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Muneeb Ur Rahman.

On knighthood of Salman Rushdie

In mid-June 2007, Queen Elizabeth II conferred knighthood to Salman Rushdie, the British Indian author and novelist of the controversial novel, 'The Satanic verses'. This created much controversies around the world in many countries with Muslim bulk populations. Shortly after Britain issued the news of the knighthood, people held revolts against the honor in Pakistan and Malaysia, where statues of the writer were openly burnt. On 19 June 2007, governments in both Pakistan and Iran asked their British ambassadors to protest formally against the grant. On this occasion, Shaykh Asrar said, "Muslims should not fight in the British armed forces on conscientious grounds because of their existence in Iraq and Afghanistan". He further asserted the BBC, the Queen, was "a shameless woman for designating writer Salman Rushdie.’’

See also 

Mushir Hussain Kidwai

Sufism in Kashmir

Sailani Baba


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