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Introduction:

My intention is not to blame today’s so-called Islamic scholars. And if it does so, I apologize to all of you. But I believe, this is the high time for speak the truth, before we collapse in complete destruction. To be honest, most of our scholars have sold their Iman, they preach only for gaining money. And their Iman so weak (which is not countable) is so weak that, they never teach even true Islam, but a part of Islam. Shame on such people, surely they are responsible for the misery of Muslim Ummah

These people were Imam, true Imam, whom Ummah Needs:

Imam A’zam Abu Hanifa:

When he was 56 years old, Caliph Mansur came to power after the Ummayad dynasty was overthrown by the Abbasids in 132 A.H. Since Imam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu anhu) opposed the Caliph’s ruthless killing of the Ahle Bait, he was arrested. The Caliph offered the Imam the post of a Qaadi (Judge), but he refused. The Caliph Mansur had him beaten with a stick 30 strokes. His feet bled. Caliph Mansur repented and offered Imam A’zam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu anhu) 30 000 pieces of silver. The great Imam refused once more. He was imprisoned again and thrashed 10 more strokes every day.

In the Month of Rajab 150 A.H., Imam A’zam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu anhu) passed away while in Salaah. He had been poisoned by the orders of Caliph Mansur. His Janaza Salaah was performed six times and each time 50 000 people took part. People continued to come and pray for him for 20 days after he was buried. He was 70 years old.

Imam Maalik:

As a Jurist, he was not afraid of giving a “Fatawa” (Legal Islamic Ruling) even if it was against the Caliph. He was once flogged for doing so.

Imam Ahmed bin Hambal:

Imam Ahmed bin Hambal (radi Allahu anhu), in the later years of his life, was imprisoned and tortured by the ruthless rulers who went against him due to their un-Islamic beliefs and practises. Caliph Mutasim billah forced the Imam to accept the beliefs of the “Mu’tazalis” (a corrupt sect), but he refused, and was beaten to such a degree that his joints were dislocated. He was kept in heavy chains for 30 months in a prison in Baghdad. He still refused to accept the beliefs of the corrupt Mu’tazali Sect and was again beaten till he fell unconscious.

Conclusion:

Praise to Allah (swt) that, still we have few true scholars, who are guiding us towards Islam. But they are very few and their number is so less that, this can be counted by fingers. May Allah Bless us true Imams, who will lead us towards Islam without fearing none but only Allah (swt)

Ameen

“…The life of this world is nothing but an illusion.”
[al-Hadeed – 57:20]

“With firm words, Allah makes the believers steadfast in
the life of this world and in the hereafter;
and Allah lets the wrongdoers go astray.
Allah does what He pleases.”
[Ibrahim – 14:27]

Assalamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

A person deeply involved in this worldly life puts his faith on the apparent meanings. A man might think that wealth makes him strong, gives him status and adorns him. We think that the medicines we eat cure us. We think the food we eat keeps us alive otherwise we will die. Our deep involvement in this Dunya forces us to believe that those who have the material support are more successful than the others. However, if one were to explore the domains of destiny, one would experience the reality that these ideas are nothing but illusions. Allahu Ta’ala says in the Quran that the life of this world is nothing but an illusion of materials (wama al-hayatud-dunya illa mata’ul-ghuroor).

“Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, a show and boasting among yourselves, a quest for greater riches and more children. Its similitude is that of vegetation that flourish after rain: the growth of which delights the tillers, then it withers and you see it turn yellow, soon it becomes dry and crumbles away. In the hereafter there will be either severe punishment or forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure. The life of this world is nothing but an illusion.” Al-Quran [al-Hadiid – 57:20]

Man wastes his lifetime running after something which has no effect on anything except that he ruins his hereafter. A believer is he who believes that nothing can happen without the Will of Allahu ta’ala. Therefore, his objective becomes to gain Allah’s pleasure and not to run after this Dunya (World). No material possession can benefit or harm anyone if it is not desired by Allah. The principles say: Fire does not burn if Allah’s Will is there. Cure comes from Allah, not from the doctor or the medicines. Nor does anyone die without His Will. Therefore, a Believer’s trust should be on nothing and nothing but Allah alone, consequently Allah says: “..Allah is all sufficient for the person who puts his trust in Him…” [at-Talaaq – 65:3].

Prophet Dawud (‘alaihi salam) was among the army of Talut (‘alaihi salam). Recalling what Dawud (‘alaihi salam) said to Jalut (Goliath): “You may have armor, shield, and sword, but I face you in the name of Allah, the Lord of the Israelites, Whose laws you have mocked. Today you will see that it is not the sword that kills but the will and power of Allah!”. Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (‘alaihi salato was-salam) had a great degree of faith. The Sahabah say to the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam): “By Allah, if you were to ask us to cross this sea and you plunged into it, we would plunge into it with you; not a man would stay behind”. It is with this faith that these men were prepared to do anything for Allah’s Deen, without worrying about the effects of any physical law. Because they know the reality which we find difficult to accept. Ayaat of the Qur’an contain reality & wisdom in them. Allah says: “Wainnahu lahaqqu al-yaqeen” “And Verily, it (this Quran) is an absolute truth with certainty.” [al-Haqqah – 69:51]. The laws contained in this Qur’an are valid for all times to come, therefore we should never let any doubt find way into our hearts. Observe the following.
“But those who knew with certainty that they were to meet their Lord, said:
‘How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allahs Leave?’
And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones)”
[al-Baqarah – 2:249]
“…And there is no victory except from Allah.
Verily, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.”
[al-Anfaal – 8:10]
“O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah,
He will help you, and make your foothold firm.”
[Muhammad – 47:7]

Whenever Muslims placed their Trust in Allah, Allah helped them. And whenever they relied on the worldly materials and numbers, they were deprived of Allah’s help. Muslims lacked every material resource at Badr, but they were helped by Allah because of their Faith in Allah. But in Hunayn Muslims were well equipped in everything, however many of them relied on these resources until the earth became tight for them and they realised that it is not the material things that profit but it is the help of Allah that gives success. Therefore, a believer does not rely on the material resources, even if the resources are in abundance.

“Allah has indeed helped you in many battlefields and on the day of Hunayn: when you were proud of your great numbers, but the numbers availed you nothing. The earth, with all its vastness, seemed to close in upon you, and you turned your backs and fled. But Allah sent down His Sakeenah (peace and tranquility) upon His Messenger and the believers and sent down to your aid those forces which you could not see, and punished the unbelievers. Thus was the recompense for the unbelievers.” [at-Taubah – 9:25-26]

This world is made deceptive in such a way where the food obtained with illegal money tastes same as the food obtained with legal money. Similarly the criminals think there will be no recompense for their mischief. After all who would dare to stand against someone with the superpower? What superpower? Who is going to save them if Allah sends heavy stones or fireballs from the sky? Sayyidina Ibrahim (‘alaihi salato was-salam) says: “why should I fear when the wrongdoers don’t fear Allah?”. Why fear from the criminals when they don’t fear the Lord of the heavens and earth?
“[Ibrahim says:] Why should I fear your idols,
when you are not afraid of your actions of making them partners with Allah,
for which He has not given you any sanction?
Which one from the two parties of us deserves to feel secure?
Tell me, if you know the truth.”
[al-An’aam – 6:81]

How nice is the case of those who struggle for their rights; strive for the rights of others; struggle to defend the land of the Prophets; or defend the Deen of Allah!
How nice is the case of those who struggle without any weapon! How about the example of Prophet Zakariyah (Zechariah, ‘alaihi salam) who was slaughtered because he was upholding the Deen of Allah. How about Sayyidina Yahya (John, ‘alaihi salam), who also lost his neck for upholding the Book of Allah. They also plotted against Sayyidina Isa (Jesus, ‘alaihi salam) but he was saved by the Will of Allahu ta’ala. Every soul has to return one day, but the successful will be those who return with His pleasure and with the fear of nothing but His alone. We should hope to join these people too (insha’Allah).

Allah was watching those people before us. He is watching us too. Allah says: “Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Zalimoon do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror. (They will be) hastening forward with necks outstretched, their heads raised up (towards the sky), their gaze returning not towards them and their hearts empty (from thinking because of extreme fear).” [Ibrahim – 14:42-43].
“So think not that Allah will fail to keep His Promise to His Messengers.
Certainly, Allah is All-Mighty, – All-Able of Retribution.” [Ibrahim – 14:47]

If we could have even a glimpse of the Majesty of Rahmaan, we would start to run over the oceans. If we could even recognise the beauty of our souls as being His beautiful gifts, we would not hesitate to move the high mountains. And if we could even understand that His Word, the Qur’an is the Absolute Truth, we would start to see the huge mountains moving aside from our path.

Now, lets learn from the instructions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) given to Abdullah Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him):

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ” Boy, I would like to teach you something. Be careful and follow Allah’s commands perseveringly. Allah will protect you. You should safeguard His rights, and you will always find Him with you; if you need something, ask Allah, and when you need help, solicit Allah alone for the same. Bear it in mind that if all the people combined together to grant you some benefit, they would not be able to do so except that which Allah has determined for you and that if all of them were combined together to do you harm, they would not be able to do so except that which Allah has determined for you. The pens have been set aside and the writings of the book of fate have become dry.” [ Tirmidhi]

“Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Honor, He is free from what they ascribe to Him!
Peace be on the Messengers, and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.”
Al-Quran [37:180-182]

Har Lehza Hai Moomin Ki Nayee Shaan Nayee Aaan;
Guftar Mein Kirdaar Mein Allah Ki Burhaan.

Every Moment of a True Believer is a new grandeur;
By words and deeds he gives a proof Of Mighty God, His reach and power

Qahhari-o-Ghaffari-o-Quddusi-o-Jabrood;
Yeh Chaar Anasir Ho Tho Banta Hai Musalmaan.

Rout the foes, Grant them Reprieve, Do pious deeds & show great might;
Are the four characteristics that make A Perfect Muslim

Hamsaaya-e-Jibreel-e-Ameen Banda-e-Khaki;
Hai Iska Nasheman Na Bukhaara Na Badakhshaan.

This clay-born man has kinship close to Gabriel the trusted;
His dwelling place is neve r a land or clime.

Ye Raaz Kisiko Nahin Maalum Ke Moomin!
Qari Nazar Aata Hai; Haqeekat Mein Hai Qur’an.

The Believer’s Secret has not been known by anyone.
He looks like a Reciter; But in fact he himself is the Qur’an.

Qudrat Ke Maqasid Ka Ayyar, Iske Iraade;
Duniya Mein Bhi Mizaan, Qayamat Mein Bhi Mizaan.

The Nature’s aims and ends are his intentions;
He keeps Balance in this World also & keeps Balance in the Hereafter also.

Jis’se Jigar-e-Laala Mein Thandak Ho Wo Shabnam;
Daryawon Ke Dil Jis’se Dahel Jaaye Wo Toofaan.

With friends and mates, He is dew that cools the tulip;
With enemies he is like torrent strong which makes oceans shake.

Fitrat Ka Sarood-e-Azal Iske Shab-o-Roz;
Aahang Mein Ekta, Sifat-e-Sura-e-Rehmaan

His Days and Nights are Nature’s Sweet Song;
Like Chapter Rehman of Qur’an is his Melodious rhyming tune.

Bante Hain Meri Kargah-e-Fikr Mein Anjum;
Le Apne Muqaddar Ke Sitare Ko Tu Pehchaan.

Such thoughts that shine like lustrous stars are provided in my Brain
Recognize the star which will guide your Fate.

A Peom by Allama IQBAL: This poem in Audio

With Roman Urdu to English translation:

Zamana Aaya Hai Be-Hijabi Ka, Aam Deedar-e-Yaar Hoga;
Sakoot Tha PardaDaar Jiska Wo Raaz Ab Aashkaar Hoga.

Era has come for openness, so Beloved’s Sight will be common.
The secret which silence had concealed, will be unveiled now.

Guzar Gaya Ab Wo Daur Saaqi, Ke Chupke Peetey The PeeneWaale;
Banega Saara Jahaan Mai’Khaana; Har Koi Badah Khwaar Hoga.

O Cup-bearer! Time has gone when wine was taken secretly.
The whole world will become a Bar, everyone will be drinking

Kabhi Jo Aawarah Junoon The, Wo Bastiyon Mein Phir Aa Basenge;
BarahnaPaayi Wahi Rahegi, Magar Naya KhaarZaad Hoga.

Those who once wandered insane, will return to habitations;
Lovers’ wandering will be the same but deserts will be anew.

Suna Diya Gosh-e-Muntazir Ko Hijaaz Ki Khamoshi Ne Aakhir;
Jo Aehad Sehra’iyon Se Baandha Gaya Tha Phir Ustawaar Hoga.

The Hijaz’ silence has proclaimed to the waiting ear at last
The covenants established with deserters will be re’assured

Nikal Ke Sehra Se Jisne Rooma Ki Saltanat Ko Ulat Diya Tha;
Suna Hai Ye Qudsiyon Se Maine Wo Sher Phir Hoshiyar Hoga.

The one coming from deserts had overturned the Roman Empire;
I have heard from the Qudsis that the same Lion will be re-awakened

Diyaar-e-Maghrib K Rehne Walon, Khuda Ki Basti Dukan Nahi Hai;
Khara Jise Tum Samajh Rahe Ho Wo Ab Zar-e-Kam ‘Ayaar Hoga.

O Western world’s inhabitants, God’s world is not a shop!
What you are considering genuine, will be regarded counterfeit.

Tumhaari Tehzeeb Apne Khanjar Se Aap Hi Khudkashi Karegi;
Jo Shaakh-e-Naazuk Pe Aashiyana Banega Na-Payedaar Hoga.

Your civilization will commit suicide with its own knife;
The nest built on the weak branch will not be permanent, stable.

Chaman Mein Lala Dikhaata Phirta Hai Daag Apna, Kali Kali Ko;
Ye Jaanta Hai Ke Is Dikhaawe Se Diljalon Mein Shumaar Hoga.

The Lala (a bird), shows its spots to every flower-bud in the garden.
Knowing that by doing this it will be among the Love haters.

Jo Ek Tha Aye Nigaah Toone Hazaar Karke Hamein Dikhaaya;
Yahi Agar Kaifiyath Hai Teri Tho Phir Kise Aitebaar Hoga?

O Sight! that which was the One(God) you showed us as a thousand?
If this is still your state, what will be your trustfulness?

Khuda Ke Ashiq To Hain Hazaro Bano Mein Phirtey Hain Marey Marey
Main Uska Banda Banonga Jisko,Khuda Ke Bandon Se Pyar Hoga

God’s Lovers are in thousands, roaming here & there in the caves;
I shall adore the one who will be the lover of God’s people

Main Zulmat-e-Shab Mein Leke Niklunga Apne DarManda Karwaan Ko;
Sharar Fashaan Hogi Aah Meri, Nafs Mera Sholabaar Hoga!

In the darkness of the night I shall take out my tired caravan
My sigh will be shedding sparks my breath will be throwing flames

Na Pooch Iqbal Ka Thikaana, Abhi Wahi Kaifiyat Hai Uski;
Kahin Sar-e-Raah Guzaar Baitha, Sitam Kash-e-Intezaar Hoga.

Do not ask about the condition of Iqbal,he is in the same state;
Sitting somewhere by the wayside waiting for oppression!

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A beautiful poem by Alaama Muhammad Iqbal a century ago still fit in current “new world order”, The system of evil n Oppression.

Ghayrah for Islam Has Become a Deficiency

“…It is a disaster that your heart dies without you noticing. It is as if you say: ‘O Lord! How often I rebel against You without you punishing me for it!’ And He replies: ‘How often I punish you without you even noticing! Haven’t I removed the life from your heart?’

The death of the heart, the lack of reaction to the Shar’i texts, that your face doesn’t become red for the sake of Allah…that’s it. Your heart is dead. It no longer pumps blood. In fact, this has now become something shameful. It has now become blameworthy for one to have zeal and to react strongly when he sees some corruption or evil in front of him. This is now considered a deficiency of the many deficiencies that can exist in one’s character. People will say that you are a poor guy who is quick to get charged up, or that you are passionate, or that you are zealous, or that you are rash, or that you are a fundamentalist, etc. Yes! It is now something blameworthy!

…Yes, and this is why we now use these terms without realizing what we’re saying. This person is too simple-minded, this person is too passionate, that person is a fanatic, easily charged up, zealous, etc. And is this religion given victory by mere reason, or is it given victory by zeal and passion? Reason tells you: how can you stand against Russia? Malik bin Nabi said that the index finger of Bilal that was raised to the sky saying ‘Ahad, Ahad (He is One, He is One)’ was not the voice of reason. Rather, this was the voice of emotion, because reason would tell him to deceive Umayyah bin Khalaf and then come at night and renew his Islam with Muhammad.

Someone once said to me: “Brother, we shouldn’t be so open with everything we say. I sat for two years in an office without my coworker knowing my mindset.” So, I said to him: “May Allah ease your affairs. This means that for two years, you didn’t speak a single word encouraging good or forbidding evil because if you had spoken, he would have known your mindset?” And he considers this to have been cleverness on his part!

The cowards think that cowardliness is intelligence * This is the deception of the wicked soul…”

[‘Fi Dhilal Surat at-Tawbah’; p. 223]

Tawriyah Is Not Allowed When it Comes to Issues of ‘Aqidah :

“Some of Sayyid Qutb’s students asked him: “Why were you so bold and straightforward in front of the court despite the fact that your neck was between the noose?” He replied: “For two reasons. The first is that we are speaking about issues of belief, and it is not allowed to use deceptive double-talk (tawriyah) when it comes to issues of belief. Deceptive double-talk is not allowed! Deceptive double-talk is not allowed!”

This is when someone says to you: ‘What do you think about this ruling?’ and you reply: ‘By Allah, praise be to Allah, it is good,’ while you deceptively intend with your words to say ‘You are good,’ or ‘Some of the people are good’ – this type of deceptive double-talk is not allowed when it comes to issues of ‘Aqidah.

Because of this, there is a huge difference between the stand of Ahmad bin Hambal regarding the creation of the Qur’an and the stand of others. When they asked one of the scholars – and it is said to have been ash-Shafi’i – “What do you think of this Qur’an? Is it created?” He replied, counting on his fingers: “The Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel, the Qur’an – these four are created,” and he meant that his fingers were created. This is deceptive double-talk (tawriyah). What a difference between this stand and the stand of al-Imam Ahmad.

al-Maruzi said that he entered upon Ahmad when they had prepared him to be whipped, and said to him: “O Ahmad! Allah Said: {“…and do not kill yourselves…”}, and these people have prepared you to be killed!” He replied: “O Maruzi! Step outside this prison and tell me what you see.” So, he stepped outside to see thousands of people holding papers and pens. He asked them: “What do you want?” They replied: “We await the reply of Ahmad bin Hambal.” So, al-Maruzi returned and told Ahmad what he saw, and Ahmad said: “O Maruzi! That I die is more beloved to me than that I betray those people you saw.”

So, Sayyid Qutb would say that there is no tawriyah allowed when it came to issues of ‘Aqidah, and his second reason was that those whom the people look up to and follow are not allowed to speak a word of kufr. To legitimize jahiliyyah, Socialism, nationalism, etc. is only allowed for the follower {“…except if he is coerced while his heart is secure with faith…”}

As for the one who is followed, this is not allowed for him. The likes of ‘Ammar bin Yasir: ‘Ammar was a follower, not one who was followed. Would it have been allowed for the Messenger to do what ‘Ammar did?”

[‘Fi Dhilal Surat at-Tawbah’; p. 19]