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Sufism and Shariah
Taken from the book, Fighting Masoud's War,
It was a bitter reality at the time of the jihad that all Mujahideen must belong to one of the seven political parties in Pakistan, since all international financial and military aid, including that from the CIA and ISI, had to go through one of the parties. Ultimately, not even Masoud was immune from this need.
Following the Soviet withdrawal, it became obvious that the only thing holding up the power of some of the leaders of the parties was this money from the outside world. Once the jihad was over, these leaders seemed to vanish into thin air. Some hard-liners joined Al Qaeda, and Rabani and Sayaf maintained their symbolic role with the blessing of Masoud, but in the difficult time of the Taliban regime, even they escaped into exile.
The only courageous leader during the jihad time in Pakistan and during the national resistance against the Taliban and its foreign fighters was Professor Mojaddedi, who harshly criticised the incursion of Pakistani military and militia in Afghanistan and defended the national resistance forces against the foreigners' interference in the affairs of Afghanistan. He was pushed into exile and the Pakistani government delivered an ultimatum to leave Pakistan. He went to Denmark.
As a Mujahid, two people were important in my life: Masoud, my leader in the battlefield, and Mojaddedi, a genuine leader of the jihad, who loves the Mujahideen as the Mujahideen love him. He didn't put ideology and party interests before the sacrifices of the common people. I have chosen him as a leader in continuing my struggle for jihad values on behalf of the aspirations of the martyrs, for political aspirations of social justice, for Islam. I intend to write more about him in the future, but in the meantime I offer this short biography of his life.