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Superiority complex towards Indo-Pak Ulama..

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We have some desi Muslims who have this Arab superiority complex (they even speak English with an Arab accent) where they doubt and even sometimes look down upon Ulama of Indo-Pak Sub continent, unless they’re involved in politics. They also dislike Tabligh Jamaat and followers of Hanafi fiqh. Please guide us on how should we deal with them?
We should try to stay away from those people who dislike Fiqh Hanafi or their scholars because they are misled and are in the wrong. We should not feel inferior to anyone just because they are Arab. If that person is a scholar or is educated in religious matters then they should be respected whether they are Arabs or not. If they are not amongst the learned then they are amongst the community of Muslims, thus they should be treated like any other Muslim, who all are equal. No one is better than any one else. Thus there should not be any superiority or inferiority by one group over another.

If they do not like the effort of Dawaat (commonly referred to as the Tablighi Jamaat) or the scholars of Deoband, or Fiqh Hanafi, then they are in the wrong. If they are in the wrong then people should stay away from them. In general, whatever problems come up we should refer them to the scholars, who would respond through the Quran and Hadith. Afterwards, we should act upon this knowledge and not get entangled in debates or arguments with others nor should we be ashamed of what our scholars.

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