Background Information taken from Al-Huda Wikileaks: The Disgrace of al-Huda International In London
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
I am writing to you all to warn you about two corrupt Al-Huda teachers, namely Farha Rabbani and her daughter Rabia Rabbani who have created a lot of fitnah in our London Al-Huda class that existed once upon a time... Their evil intrigue and mischief continues.
In brief our story is as follows: Farha and her daughter arrived at our Masjid to conduct Dawra-e-Quran in late 2008. It was the goodwill of existing teachers who gave her this opportunity. After Ramadhan, Farha and her daughter immediately enrolled nearly all listeners present for a Saut-al-Quran al-Huda course and took over the existing class. The former teachers became her own students. Interestingly, we already had a pre-existing registered Al-Huda establishment nearby run by Nusrat Asif and Wajiha Mughal but our class had no link with this place whatsoever. In fact, Farha Rabbani never even mentioned the name of this place to us, as if it never existed!
One and a half years later, after completion of only 10 paras, our results were prepared, we had a party and announcement of positions, Ustazah phoned in live on that day, no-one from the other Al-Huda site was invited and days later Farha Rabbani left for Pakistan to renew her visit visa as she had been doing every six months. And at this point this time, our class ran into difficulties.
Before going any further I feel I must introduce myself. My name is Sofia Ahmad. I was a main student in the class. In fact I was Farha Rabbani's main assistant and adviser, her right-hand. I was helping with all class matters: Marking papers, English and Urdu, CD production, recording, cassette-playing etc. Alhamdulillah, all the work I did was for the sake of Allah with his special help and Guidance, even though I was a student myself. The one thing I was not involved with was financial matters. I am in possession of all class records and test papers because I was the one marking papers and maintaining class records.
In April 2010, I sent Ustazah a lengthy class report by email and expressed to her my concerns about the way the class was being run. All this was done confidentially in order that the matter did no damage to the reputation of Al-Huda. The main charge against her was that she had cheated us in our results, something which Ustazah later acknowledged in her email to me.
When I sent my report to Ustazah, I let her know that we wanted to keep our class and requested for a change of teachers because there were no proper teachers Farha Rabbani was in Pakistan and Rabia alone could not handle the class. Moreover after all the dishonesty that had taken place proven in results, we could no longer trust these teachers or learn Quran from them. Did they have no fear of Allah. We had realized what was going on and we could not allow such fraud to carry on in the name of the Quran. However initially our requests were ignored. As I pressed and demanded answers to many questions, a proof for financial matters, I received no figures from Al-Huda, only assurances that money had been received or deposited. They appreciated my sincerity but kept on asking me to forgive and let go of feelings for the sake of Allah. I told them that this was no personal vendatta against anyone, it was a matter of the Deen, for which we cannot forgive, only Allah will forgive. All we can do is judge by Qur'an and sunnah what to do in this matter, and surah An-Nisa ayah 105-110 provides the answer. If we do not act upon Qur'an then what is the point of acquiring Qur'anic knowledge? What kind of Muslims are we? Finally on 28 May 2010 Ustazah decided that a change of teachers should take place or the class should be dissolved.
After that there was a most unfortunate turn of events. While her mother was away in Pakistan, Rabia refused to leave the class and carried on unabated. She announced in class that Ustazah had asked her to carry on? Instead of showing humility and remorse and doing as Ustazah had said, they started a campaign of slander and accusations against me and others so we had to get the Mosque committee to get rid of her. After Ramadhan she was back with her fake Al-Huda class. Soon Farha Rabbani also arrived to join in. We could not allow this drama to continue and took immediate action. The Mosque banned her for a second time.
To be continued below...