About the Qaadiriyyah, or Hari Pagri, sect
Fatwa No: 266917

  • Fatwa Date:10-9-2014 - Thul-Qi'dah 16, 1435
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Question

Who are Qadri's? And Hari Pagri? what are there believe?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The Qaadiriyyah belong to an order of the Sufi sect that exists in Africa, Arab countries and the Indo-Pakistani sub-continent. It was named as such after Shaykh Abdul Qaadir al-Jeeli or al-Jeelaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him.

The Simplified Encyclopedia of Religions and Mathhabs says about the Qaadiriyyah order: “His followers claim that he had taken Sufism from Al-Hasan Al-Basri who had taken it from Al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him although he did not meet Al-Hasan Al-Basri. Also, they attributed to him great matters which only Allaah is capable of, like having knowledge of the unseen, reviving the dead, and controlling the universe whether during his life-time or after his death, in addition to a number of Athkaar and heinous sayings. Among these abominable sayings is that he once said in his meeting: "This foot of mine is on the neck of every ally of Allaah,” and that he said: "Whoever seeks my help when he is in distress, I will relieve him from his distress, and whoever calls upon me when he is in difficulty, I will relieve him from his difficulty, and whoever seeks my intercession in any need, his need will be fulfilled.” Such sayings obviously involve Shirk (polytheism) and the claim of being God.” [End of quote]

In India, this sect is led by Ilyas Rida Qadri Attari from Karachi who formed a Da‘wah group, and they wear green turbans with long tails. Some common people who do not belong to their sect call them the 'green parrots' because of their dress.

Allaah Knows best.

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