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Jamiatul Ulama-i Ahl-i Hadith


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Society of the Ulama of the People of the Hadith. Pakistani extreme right-wing political party of ulama. Preaches uncomproming monotheism, rejects all notions of intercession by spiritual mentors, and condemns visitation of Sufi shrines as polytheism. Only ulama organization that rejects democracy as antithetical to Islam and advocates autocratic rule by a “pious ruler” under the guidance of Islamic law. Places heavy emphasis on hadith as source of revelation and Islamic law. Similar in outlook to Saudi Arabian Wahhabi movement.

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