OPINION: Arrest of Brother Imran and Yakutpura Masjid attack – Dealing with Rafizism


By Dr. Abdul Kareem

On Sunday the 7th October 2018, after Magrib prayers, we visited Masjid Abubakr at Yakutpura – Hyderabad to enquire about the truth behind the incident that occurred on 6th October 2018.

Organizers of the Masjid scheduled a lecture that was disrupted by miscreants belonging to a specific sect (known in the Muslim world as ‘Rafizis’ – influenced by the opressive Mullah regime of Iran) but the city Police authorities timely managed to crack down the evil plots of those miscreants.

The speaker ‘Brother’ Imraan, president of Islamic Research and Educational Foundation, as scheduled addressed the gathered audience on the topic “Who is truly a successful Muslim?” the topic was endearing and significant, because Muslims aim to achieve success with the help of Allah in this world and hereafter.

With the noble intent and urge, a large gathering of men and women gathered enthusiastically at the Masjid.

Brother Imraan, an excellent and diligent speaker, delivered his talk on the topic with authentic evidences and references. He explained Muslims that in order to earn success in the sight of Allah, they have to follow footsteps of the companions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ who were nurtured and trained by the beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ himself.

He verbatimly quoted the verses of Quran, clearly signifying the credibility of the Companions.

For instance:

‘So if they believe in the same as you believe in, then they have been [rightly]guided; but if they turn away, they are only in dissension, and ALLAH will be sufficient for you against them. And Allah is All Knowing and All Hearing’. [Al-Quraan 2:137]

‘and whoever opposes the Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ after guidance has become clear to him and follows other than the way of the believers –WE will give him what he has taken and drive him into hell, and evil it is as a destination’. [Al-Quran 4:115]

‘And the first forerunners [in the faith] among the Muhajirren and the Ansar and those who followed them with good conduct-ALLAH is pleased with them and they are pleased with HIM, and HE has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever, that is the great attainment.’ [Al-Quran 9:100]

In the above three verses, the Lord of all Worlds have announced glad tidings, the rewards of Paradise to Muslims who follow and adhere to the footsteps of the Companions of Messenger of Allah ﷺ to best of our ability.

During his talk, brother Imraan emphasized the need to follow Companions’ methodology as a significant condition for success which did not go down the throat of the Rafizis residing in and around the Masjid in Yakutpura.

Belief of Rafzi sect

The Rafizis believe and declare the Companions of Messenger of Allah ﷺ as disbelievers except a handful of them, and abuse the Companions intensely which is known as ‘Tabarra’.

They call the friend of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ – Abubakar al-Siddiq – as Kafir and the other rightly guided Caliphs too, except Ali bin Abu Talib (May Allah be pleased with him). Claiming their false love for Ahle-Bait (family members of the Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ), the Rafizis contempt and deceit the Prophet’s family and relatives.

The Rafizis living around the Masjid, conspired and sent their spies disguised to the lecture, and also gathered a mob of goons on the main road to attack the people in the Masjid.

Allah failed their evil plots as they started shouting slogans against brother Imran alledging that he insulted and spoke vile of Ahle-Bait (family of Messenger of Alah ﷺ), while they are the ones who intensely accuse and abuse the beloved Mother of believers Aaisha (may Allah be pleased with her) and the fathers in-law of Messenger of Allah ﷺ and other companions whom Allah has given glad tidings of paradise. Undoubtedly, Rafizis had no faith and respect for Ahle-Bait and never will it be.

Their hypocritical traits that conspired and caused the fights among Muslims, the unrest and chaos in Muslim countries today are result of their deceits and foul play, which are repeatedly and wrongly concealed by their false love towards Ahle-Bait.

This sect armed with weapons tried to attack the Masjid through the female entrance while they lacked courage to face the youth of the Masjid. Those cowards and hypocrites stooped to extreme levels of cheapness, by pelting stones, throwing bangles, and they used acid too.

All praise and glory to Allah, none of the people who attended the lecture suffered injuries except a couple of them. We found it, while enquiring the details with Janaab Fasihuddin Hyderabadi that Rafizis failed in their attempt to cause bloodshed at the spot.

Heroic intervention of Hyderabad Police

The caretakers of the Masjid acted wisely on time to call the police. The police reached the spot, took charge to control the situation that saved it from disaster and riot, however the miscreants manipulated the police authorities to imprison brother Imraan, at Chanchaguda jail without any crime or charges. Though the proceedings worked out for brother Imraan’s release on bail while FIRs are filed against 15 of the miscreants from the Rafizi sect, but so far no arrests have been made, which we believe to happen soon.

Brother Imraan was accused with allegations, that he disrespected and insulted Ahle-Bait, which in reality is not true at all. Blessed and fortunate are those who stood up to defend the virtues of Companions even by getting into jail.


While the grim event occurred here, in U.P an infamous religious figure – Syed Salman Nadvi – is busy making derogatory statements against the Companions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in order to enrol himself in the good books of Rafizis.

He invents every now and then new methods of trials and tribulations to mislead the Muslims. The Ummah needs to identify these evil miscreants who did not spare the family of beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ and commit severest of crimes which no believer can tolerate, tears of blood would rather roll down their eyes, and heads would hang in shame.

O’ Muslims know it very clearly; these people can never be your friends, those who make mockery of Beloved Messenger of Allah’s ﷺ teachings and mission.

The final Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ said, “Do not accuse, abuse my companions and do not speak ill of my Companions”.

In all their gatherings and meetings, they accuse and abuse the virtuous Companions of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ endlessly, the womenfolk, the men, the youth and the old ones, the educated and the illiterates including their children, collectively abuse companions as a religious act.


O’ Muslims identify these worst enemies of Islam, rather than assuming them as well wishers or friends. Enemies that strike in the chest are dealt, but these are the worst enemies, so beware.

Respected and honorable readers, an earnest request to you all, make prayers for brother Imraan and the caretakers of Masjid Abu Bakr, May Allah protect them and establish the truth and peace. Aameen.

Dr. Abdul Kareem is a medical Doctor from Aligarh. He is also a preacher and educator at Islamic Dawah Center – Mumbai. Currently, he lives in Hyderabad for a medical research project.

Disclaimer: Views expressed by writers in this section are their own and do not reflect The Milli Chronicle’s point-of-view.

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