COOPERATION AMONG MUSLIM SECTS (CAMS)
AHLE SUNNAH CAMS MESSAGE
الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على
سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين
To get salvation in Hereafter, we need to have Sahih Iman, and for peace and welfare in this world, we need to learn to live in the spirit of mutual Cooperation with each other.
When we look at the complex Muslim society, we realize that there are 73 Sects and innumerable subgroups in Muslim community. This division is based on differences in beliefs as it was already prophesied by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Ahmad, Tirmidhi). Therefore, there cannot be Unity of Aqeedah between these Sects for the simple reason that everyone claims and is adamant that what he/she believes is the right path of Islam.
We have written many books about the wrongful beliefs of the followers of Ammanism who consider all Sects and all religions as truthful and everyone will get salvation in Hereafter irrespective of his sect/faith. Needless to say that Amman Message is a deception, a mirage to lead Muslims away from Islam. The followers of Amman Message try to convince Muslims that they are promoting peace in Muslim society by treating everyone as a true Muslim. Many people do not realize that in the guise of stopping hate and bloodshed among Muslims, Amman Message promoters have attempted to change the basic beliefs of Islam and replace it with Ammanism, a Universal Cocktail of religions.We can achieve peace in Muslim society without sacrificing basic Islamic belief (Sahi Iman).
It is in Quran - وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا [Hold fast to the rope (Sahih Iman) of Allah and do not get divided (into sects and groups).] (Aal-e-Imran - 103)
It is in Quran - مِنَ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا ۖ كُلُّ حِزْبٍ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ [Those who have divided their religion and become sects, every faction (sect) rejoicing in what it has (every sect is happy for what he believes and considers it to be the right path of Islam)] (Ar-Room - 32).
Therefore, it is the responsibility of Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a to propagate Sahih Iman among deviant sects and guide them to Unite under Sahih Iman.
At the same time we also need to work to create an atmosphere of Cooperation among Muslim Sects in our day to day lives. This kind of cooperation is important to maintain peace and prosperity in Muslim society.
The purpose of this Book is to explains this issue in detail. This is the only way for Muslims to achieve peace and prosperity in this world, and salvation in Hereafter. If you want Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) to support you in both the worlds, then follow His Commandments and the Commandments of His Apostle Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ).
There are two distinct Messages for Muslims of the world, as follows.
(i) Ahle Sunnah Sahih Iman Message. This message is important to protect Sahih Iman in this world. We have written a lot about Sahih Iman.
(ii) Ahle Sunnah CAMS (Cooperation among Muslim Sects) Message (to live a life of peace and cordial relations in this world)
This Book provides details about Ahle Sunnah CAMS Message. If we work sincerely to achieve the above objectives, it will surely help Muslims to attain salvation in Hereafter as well as help them to lead a peaceful and honorable life in this world.
COOPERATION IN MUSLIM COMMUNITY
There should be cooperation among all sects and groups of Muslims simply because they are living in the same world, in the same neighborhood and are exposed to common issues. In this environment, their needs and problems are common. Therefore, it is imperative that they cooperate with each other to solve these issues in a community spirit.
Some people say that in the current scenario when Muslims are in minority in many countries of the world, if followers of different sects talk from a single platform, they can have a powerful say in these countries where vote bank matters. Together, all community members can live in safety and honor and can safeguard themselves from the onslaught of hate mongers who are creating hatred against Islam and Muslims in the world.
UMMA-TUL-ISLAMIYAH ( الأمة الإسلامية)
In Islamic world, the term Umma tul Islamiyah ( الأمة الإسلامية) is used to describe the community of Muslims belonging to all sects. The Umma tul Islamiyah is not similar to the Umma tul Islamia that existed during Prophet's ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) time or Khulafa-e-Rashideen time. What we find now is widespread deviancy among Muslim sects from the right path of Islam. Some sects are based on Blasphemy of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Khulafa-e-Rashideen. Some believe Allah to have a Physical body like human beings. Some have legalized Prostitution in the name of fake marriages. Remember, Allah's help in this world and salvation in Hereafter is only available to the type of Umma tul Islamiyah that existed during Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) time. Therefore, deviant sects can never expect to get Allah's help in this world nor salvation in Hereafter, unless they come back to Sahih Iman.
It is in Quran - إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ [Surely Allah does not change the condition of the people until they change their own condition] (Ar-Ra'd - 11)
It is primary duty and responsibility of Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a to guide deviant sects to the right path of Islam. For this purpose we need to have a cordial approach to Deviant Sects and help them realize the right path of Islam. Simply hating them for their adamant deviancy or declaring them on their faces as out of Islam may not serve our purpose of bringing them back to the Islamic fold. Also, our cooperation with deviants should not mean that we believe followers of all deviant sects as true Muslims on the basis of their oral recitation of Islamic Kalima. If we accept deviant sects as true Muslims, as Ammanis do, we will also become the followers of Ammani sect and go astray.
In order to guide deviant sects to the right path of of Islam, it is important that every single individual of Ahle Sunnah learn Sahih Iman in the light of Quran and Ahadith. You need to have, or at least you should be able to locate, answers to every single question raised by deviant sects about Sahih Iman.
Many Ahle Sunnah youth complain that it is very difficult to sit in the company of Salafis, Deobandis and Shias, etc., as their views about Allah, the Apostle of Allah ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and Sahabah are outrageous. When they talk about the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and Sahabah with loose tongue emphasizing and associating human weakness and sins, it is natural that it is very unpleasant to our ears. Also they associate Shirk with Awliya Allah that puts Ahle Sunnah into a very difficult position while dealing with them. In addition, they are experts is psychological games and their sugary talks are aimed at sowing the seeds of doubts in the minds of the people about Sahih Iman. Ahle Sunnah youth are scared that while trying to bring them back to Sahih Iman, they may go astray along with them by listening to their deviations and wrong interpretations of Quran, Sunnah and Islamic literature. Only a well read scholar of Sahih Iman can sustain their deviant onslaught. In such a scenario, how can Ahle Sunnah help the deviant sects to come back to Sahih Iman?
The above points are valid and this is the reason that we need to achieve expertise in explaining Ahle Sunnah Aqa'ed to the deviant sects. Also, while dealing with them, have an well read scholar available to you physically or online to clarify their doubts. As an alternative, study Ahle Sunnah online material extensively. In this context our books are very useful.
Most of the Ahadith books and Islamic literature have been corupted by Salafis/Deobandis in the past 100 years. While we explain Sahih Iman to them, it is sure that they will quote from the altered Islamic literature and books published from Saudi owned/funded publishing houses. It is important that we do not involve with them in a debate based on this altered literature. Read our books, all these are available online. We have discussed these issues extensively and we are sure that the information will be very useful to you while dealing with Salafis, Deobandis and other sects. It is important that we catch them on their basic beliefs about Allah and Rasulullah ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) quoting from their literature. You need to learn the art of debate and explanation to convince them. Remember, a positive discussion can only yield positive result. They usually try to humiliate you and provoke you. Keep cool and explain facts. In Sha Allah you will be successful.
You need to be patient and display good mannerism while explaining Sahih Iman to deviant sects even though their logic and their disrespect of Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and Sahabah is often not tolerable. Remember, Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) himself has tolerated the torturous treatment of Quraish Pagans for a long time and when they finally accepted Islam, he pardoned them all for their ill treatment and disrespect towards him.It is important that we remain steadfast on Sahih Iman, cooperate and try to win the hearts of the followers of other sects in such a way that they return back to Sahih Iman in our company. This is what Shuyook of Ihsan and Awliya Allah have been doing through out the history of Islam.
TROUBLE MAKERS IN MUSLIM UMMAH
We need to identify the trouble makers in Muslim Ummah so that we can safeguard ourselves from their oppression. There are two types of 'trouble makers' in Muslim Ummah, as follows:
(a) Those who mislead people about Sahih Iman
Ammanis belong to this category. They are on the forefront of Groups who misguide people away from Islam. Ammanism was started by Salafis in 2004-05.
(b) Those who create hatred in Muslim ranks.
(i) SAUDI SALAFISTS
Saudi (Salafis & their like minded groups), are the primary hate mongers among Muslims. The bloodshed in the Middle East, in fact, is because of the machinations of Saudi Salafis. Saudis fund their like minded groups in different countries and create terror in the world to destroy Muslim countries. Saudi Salafis are the main cause of destruction of Muslim Ummah in the world for the past 100 years. They have also erased over 97% of Islamic Heritage from Arabaian Peninsula and neighboring Arab countries.
How can Muslims tackle Salafists' threat to Muslim Ummah?
Some people say that it is very difficult to stop Saudi Terror in the world. Saudis are hand-in-glove with Zionists controlled Western powers and are carrying out destruction of Muslim countries one after the other.
What is Muslim defense against Saudi terror in the world?
The only defense the masses have against Salafists terror is to spread awareness among Muslims about the right path of Islam and explain the masses that Salafism is not Islam. It is a political ploy to eliminate Islam from this world. Remember peoples' opinion matters.
Hajj and Umra
Some Ahle Sunnah Ulema are of the opinion that Hajj and Umra can be avoided as long as Sauds continue their repression on Muslims throughout the Globe. Muslims are adding over a 100 billion Dollars annually to Saudi coffers and Saudis are using this money to spread Salafism and kill Muslims around the globe.
Let us spread the awareness among Muslims of the world. We are sure, under peoples' pressure the Saudi regime will change their tyranny in the world. If they choose not to change, then Allah will replace them with honest and good rulers who will follow Sahih Iman.
It is in Quran - فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا [ For indeed, with hardship (will be) ease. Indeed, with hardship (will be) ease. (after every tyrannical and corrupt rule, there will be a rule of justice, peace and prosperity)] (Al-Inshira - 5-6).
(ii) Muslim PoliticiansMuslim politicians in the world are also a big source of trouble for Muslim Ummah. Most of them are selfish, corrupt and evil. Muslim populations are used by them as their vote bank. Before elections they talk of Muslims' welfare and progress and after elections, they indulge in corruption of all kinds and often join hands with the enemies of Islam for their unabated lust for money and power.How can we deal with this menace?
Some people say that it is very difficult to stop the evil of so called Muslim politicians who try to enslave people in their constituencies and involve in all types of corruption. Politics has become the game of opportunism, selfishness and corruption, and politicians work only for power and money.
Be that as it may; again our defense against the corrupt politicians in our countries and towns is to spread awareness among Muslims on these issues. These politicians should be identified and should be kept away from power and exploitation of masses.There are scores of examples of good governance during Muslim History when corruption and usury were non existent at all levels. It is important that we spread awareness among masses about Sahih Iman and Cooperation among all sections of Muslim society. Allah's assistance will come and He will raise from among Ummah great reformers, good politicians and merciful rulers who will change the face of Muslim nation and bring back its past glory. Indeed, Allah is all Mighty and Merciful towards His servants.
COOPERATION AMONG MUSLIM SECTS (CAMS)
There are many areas in which cooperation among Muslim sects is useful. We are providing below a broad outline in this context.
(a) Support to Muslim NGOs
There are many Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working for the welfare of Muslim Ummah. Some NGOs are working for food and clothing among poor Muslims; some are working for educational development of Muslims; some are working to help poor Muslim girls to get married and widowed women to become economically independent; some are running Muslim hospitals to help the needy; some are running Charity organizations through which they help needy Muslims financially; and so on.
People belonging to all Muslim sects should support all such NGOs. However, these NGOs should be asked to remain neutral and help every needy Muslim irrespective of his sectarian affiliations. They should not be allowed to exploit the needy for the purpose of bringing him into their Sect's fold.
It is observed that some Charity schools run by Deobandis make sure that the students studying in their schools are brainwashed into Deobandism before they graduate from their schools. Same thing is done by Salafis and other extreme sects. Generally these are Arabic Madrasas. There should a watch dog organizational set up for all these madrases to make sure that these madrases do not teach hatred to their students. The managements/teachings staff of these Madrasas should be monitored to prevent them from sowing the seed of hatred among their students towards other sects. All Muslims should boycott such Madrasas and NGOs who are promoting sectarian hatred in the guise of Charity. The best course of action is to stop funding to such Madrasas.
Muslim schools should be so designed that after graduation, the students become an asset to Muslim community and the country of their residence. Our NGOs and schools should make sure that human talent among Muslims children is allowed to be developed. In this context, active participation of people from all Sects should be encouraged. There should be a section in Muslim newspapers to encourage the members of the community to participate in all national, international and scientific programs in their respective countries.
(b) Cooperation on Humanitarian Grounds
Cooperation between Sects should be purely on the humanitarian ground and the centers and offices of Cooperating Organizations, like NGOs, Schools, Hospitals etc., working for the benefit of Muslims, should not be allowed to involve in sectarian preaching.
(c) Protection of Common Interest
People should be encouraged to work for the protection of common interest among Muslim society and support legitimate causes of Muslims. They should be guided to face challenges to Muslim Ummah from a single platform. Love of humanity, human dignity and respect of women and elders should be emphasized. Humanitarian gatherings should not be used for sectarian preaching.
Some people may say that looking at the present state of affairs of Muslim community, to achieve above kind of cooperation is very difficult.
Be that as it may, let us start the awareness campaign reciting ( بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ) and ( الصلاة وسلام عليك النبي الكريم ). We are sure there are millions of sincere and honest men and women in our society who will be encouraged by this awareness campaign. They will come forward and form Unions of God fearing people in every city and village to implement the reforms identified in this book.
It is in Quran - وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ [ And keep reminding (about good deeds), because reminding benefits the believers.] (Adh-Dhariyat - 55)
(d) Become eligible to Allah's ( عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ) help
When we achieve our objectives of (i) supporting Muslim NGOs, (ii) cooperation with people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds on humanitarian grounds and (iii) work towards protection of each others' interests in the world; we have taken the first step in the right direction. We need not stop at that. We also need to take one more step to make ourselves eligible for Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) help so that our past glory could be re-established in the world again.
(i) Muslims are divided into 73 different sects and hundreds of sub-groups. It is important that all these sects are helped to come back to Sahih Iman. When you do not have Sahih Iman, Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) appointed angels treat you as Non-Muslim and you are left at the mercy of your enemies, selfish politicians and corrupt kings / rulers. You are left to live like slaves under your hateful masters.
(ii) What is Muslims' defense against the atrocities committed by Zionists and Safaron/Salafi terrorists in the world? What is our defense against the deviant scholars who are hell bent to take us away from Sahih Iman?
Our defense is to grow awareness among masses, among the people of the world, and expose extremists/ultras' designs. Muslims should be courageous, should not fear and bow down in front of Ultras. Muslims should unite for the sake of their security and progress in the world. They should identify selfish politicians and so called misleading scholars within Muslim community and refrain them from damaging the community. The Ultras and selfish politicians are friend to no one. By creating terror in the world, they are dividing populations on religious lines to strengthen their vote banks. We should gather masses who believe in peace in society, both from Muslims and Non-Muslims communities and demonstrate to the terrorists that they are in minority. We should target media to convey our message of brotherhood among people. If mainstream media is bought and controlled by the terrorists, which is normally the case, we should use social media, word of mouth, local gatherings, TV and print media and educate masses about the benefits of sanity in society. We should support right candidates so that they get elected to countries' parliaments. This will sure help in our cause to fight terrorists' menace effectively.
(iii) If all sects unite under Sahih Iman and hold the rope of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ), which is Sahih Iman, then the Help of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Apostle Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) will come for the entire community. Once the help comes, no one in the world will be able to touch or target a Muslim with hate. Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) will instill fear in the hearts of the enemies of Islam to safeguard Muslims in the world..
If you really want the invisible help of Allah come, like it happened in the battle of Badr and on many other occasions in the history of Islam, come back under the flag of Sahih Iman and see how it changes your fortunes in the world.
CULTURAL CONTACTS WITH NON MUSLIMS / DEVIANT SECTS
(a) Muslims living in Salafi Countries
Muslims live in almost all countries of the world. Their problems and cultural compulsions vary from place to place. Like Ahle Sunnah working in Salafi Saudi Arabia and other Salafi ruled countries do not find a single mosque in which Salah is led by an Ahle Sunnah Imam. Even in Grand mosques in Makka and Madina, Salafi Imams lead the prayers.
How can Ahle Sunnah deal with this situation?
(i) It is a consensus of Ahle Sunnah Ulema that salah behind the follower of a deviant sect is not appropriate. How can you accept a deviant as your Imam in Salah?
Some Sunni Ulema say that it is not a good idea to enter the mosques run by Salafis and Deobandis because this is not a mosque in Islamic sense. If you enter this mosque and perform individual Salah, the onlookers will consider you to be Deobandi and this kind of tagging is not good for Ahle Sunnah.
(ii) It is interesting to note that majority of Salafi and Deobandi Ulema and their followers consider Ahle Sunnah as Mushrikeen because they believe in mediation (waseelah) and visit the pious graves of Prophets, Sahabah, Imams and Awliya Allah. On the basis of this they claim that their Salah behind an Ahle Sunnah Imam is not allowed for them. They discourage their followers from entering mosques run by Ahle Sunnah.
Hajj and umra
When Ahle Sunnah go for Hajj or Umra and are in the grand mosques of Makka and Madina, what should they do?
Ahle Sunnah Ulema differ on this issue. Some say that you do not take part in congregation for Salah in the Grand mosques and perform salah individually.
Some Ahle Sunnah Ulema say that apparently it is difficult to make a separate group for Salah behind Ahle Sunnah Imam in the Grand mosques. Also it is not possible to sit separately while full attendance mosques stand in congregation for Salah. In this scenario, there is no way that an individual or a group can sit watching others pray in congregation particularly during Hajj and Ramadhan. If you insist on not participating in congregation Salah along with others, it may create disturbance, disorder as Salafis will view it as a threat to their rule. Encouraged by your insistence, sects like Shias, Ibadi Kharijis, Ikhwan and others will also insist for separate Salah behind their Imams. Therefore, to avoid trouble and possible fitnah, Ahle Sunnah can participate in the Salah along with the congregation behind Salafi Imam. Since this congregation Salah is invalid, they can perform Fard Salah before or repeat it individually after the congregation is over.
Some Ahle Sunnah Ulema are of the opinion that if you do not find an Ahle Sunnah Mosque in your town/city, you can perform Zuhr Salah at home. Also, you should try to make a small group of Ahle Sunnah in your area and perform Juma Salah at some residence together. Later, you can work for establishing an Ahle Sunnah mosque in the area for the benefit of all Ahle Sunnah in your neighborhood/town.
Some Ahle Sunnah Ulema are of the opinion that in case you apprehend trouble and fitnah for not going for Jumma Salah; like you are working in a Salafi Company and it is not possible for you to avoid the Jumma Salah in the company's Salafi mosque, then you can adopt the same practice as described for the Ahle Sunnah going for Hajj and Umra. Meaning, you can perform Salat ul Juma'a in the Salafi mosque; and later perform Zuhar Salah individually. But remember, it is not a good idea to listen to religious lectures / Juma sermons of Wahhabis/Deobandis and other sects, as far as possible, until you are educated enough in religion and are able to distinguish between right and wrong Aqa'ed.
We have Prophet's ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) Makkan life as an example for us. How patiently Muslims tolerated the dominance of Makkan Pagans. We also have examples during early Muslim history. It is mentioned in al-Isti'ab of Ibn Abdulbar and in al-Tahawiya of Ibn Abul'iz that Abdullah bin Umar ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) used to perform Salah behind Umayyed King al-Hajjaj. Also Abdullah bin Masoud ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) used to perform Salah behind al-Walid bin Uqba, the Umayyed Governor of Iraq.
During Muawiya (رضئ الله تعالی عنه), Yazid and other Umayyed Kings' rule, Imams at Grand mosques in Hijaz and other places in the Islamic Kingdom, including Marwan, first as Governor of Madina, then as Umayyed King, used to abuse and accuse Hadhrat Ali (رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) from the pulpit and lead congregation prayers, and Muslims (Sahabah and taba'een) used to attend these congregations and display patience at the Government sponsored demeaning and outrageous behavior against Hadhrat Ali and other Ahle Bait-e-At-Haar ( رضئ الله تعالی عنهم اجمعين ).
It is in Hadith - Narrated Abu Hazim (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ) : A man came to Sahl bin Sad (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ) and said, "This is so-and-so," meaning the Governor of Medina, "He is calling Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ) bad names near the pulpit." (part of the Hadith) (Bukhari)
It is in Hadith - It is reported that in 51 AH, Ziyad bin Abih [ who was declared by Muawiya ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) to be the biological son of Abu Sufyan ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) and his name was changed to Ziyad bin Abu Sufyan by a decree issued by Muawiya ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) ] was appointed as Governor of Kufa by Muawiya ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) he started abusing Hadhrat Ali ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) from the pulpit as was done by his predecessors. Part of the Hadith. (Kanzul Ummal, Dalail al-Baihaqi, Ibn Asakir, Khasa'es al-Kubra, Subul al-Huda, etc.)
(b) Muslims going for Hajj and Umra
People going for Hajj and Umra, Hajj operators, Hajj committees in different countries, Travel Agents, Hajj Ministries, Newspapers, and local Makkan inhabitants should be made aware that they should not use Public Toilet located adjacent to Marva hillock.
This toilet was built by Saudis in 1989 after destroying Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) house.
If anyone uses this Public toilet knowing fully well that it was originally the house of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), then he will be subjected to Allah's wrath and massive Azab in Hereafter. Those who used it in ignorance, should do Tauba and seek forgiveness from Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), had two houses in Makka. The first is "Bait ul Maulid", where he was born and lived for 25 years.
The other house was located near Marva hillock where he shifted after marriage and lived there for 28 years until his immigration to Madina in 622 AD.
There used to be an area called Souq al Lail near Haram al Makka during the Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) time. The Bani Hashim locality was situated in this area. Sayyida Amina's (رضئ الله تعالی عنها), house was located in this locality.
Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was born here in this house on 12 Rabia I, 53 BH (570) AD.
It is reported that Abbasid Caliph Haroon al Rashid's mother converted this house into a mosque in 798 AD.The mosque built during Caliph Haroon al-Rashid's period was destroyed by Saudi regime in early 1940s and converted into a Stable where Horses and other animals were kept.
When Muslims of the world showed anger and dismay, Saudis converted the Stable into a Library in 1955.
The other house of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), was located near Marva Hillock. It was discovered in excavation during expansion of Masjid al-Haram in Makka in 1989. Saudis destroyed this house and built a Public Toilet on it. This house belonged to Ummul Momineen Khadija (رضئ الله تعالی عنها). Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) shifted to this house after his marriage. He stayed in this house for 28 years till he immigrated to Madina in 622 AD. All his children were born in this house except his son Hadhrat Ibrahim ( عليه السلام ), born after he immigrated to Madina. Hadhrat Ibrahim ( عليه السلام ) died in infancy.
The house near Marva hillock was discovered in 1989 during Haram expansion. Thousands of people did Ziarah of this house before it was bulldozed by Saudis.
After bulldozing this house, Saudis built a Public Toilet on it showing their utter disregard & disrespect to Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
This was the house where the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to pray, particularly at nights. This was the place where Angel Jibreel ( عليه السلام ) and Sahabah used to visit and sit with him. The Saudi Salafis (لعنة الله عليهم) built a Public Toilet on this place. It is anybody's guess what will happen to Saudi Salafis and their like minded groups in Hereafter.
For the past 30 years (since 1989), we the Muslims of the world are protesting to remove this toilet and revive Prophet Mohammad's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) house so that our future generation could see how our noble Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) lived during his life time.
(c) Disintegrated Muslim familites
Ahle Sunnah face a serious problem in their families. Now a days family members of a house hold are sharply divided. Some are following Deobandi sect, some are following Ahle Hadith/Wahhabi sect, some are following Ammani Sect and so on. In this situation, it is the responsibility of Ahle Sunnah, not only to safeguard their Sahih Iman from the influences of deviant sects, but also to engage in friendly dialogues with the deviant members and explain them Sahih Iman. For this purpose they can thoroughly study our books where you will find references from Quran, Ahadith and rulings of our Aimma. These references will help you in the propagation of Sahih Iman. Also, there are many other Ahle Sunnah sources available online to study Sahih Iman.
(d) Raising Muslim Children
We can allow our children play and study with children of different sects / faiths. There is no harm in it as long as you care. Answer children about the religion whenever they ask you about it. Let them know facts about Sahih Iman right from their childhood. Also make sure that the school where your kids are studying is not a Missionary school of Deobandis, Salafis, Christians and other faiths.
When your children are mixed up with others, several questions are raised in their minds on daily basis. If your child comes home and ask you a question in relation to a non-Islamic Religion or deviant sect, you should be able to reply to him in a convincing manner. Explain him the correct position in the light of Quran and Ahadith. For this purpose, every Ahle Sunnah parent must educate himself/herself in knowing what is Sahih Iman. If you are unable to explain to your kid what is the correct position, then be rest assured that your child will join the deviant sect soon and probably will convince you and lead you also to join the deviant sect. We have seen this happening to many families.
It is important that Children of all faiths and sects are taught human values, honesty, respect of parents/elders and love of their countries and people irrespective of their religious and ethnic background. If you teach hatred to your children, remember they will kill others and get killed by others. We appeal to all, please do not make this world hell for our future generations.
(e) Problems faced by Ahle Sunnah Youth
(i) Often Ahle Sunnah youth find themselves get attracted to the opposite sex belonging to other faiths and deviant sects and think of marrying them. In such a scenario, it is not a good idea to compromise your basic faith. Remember, you can legally marry a Muslim who has Sahih Aqeedah. If the Aqeedah of a person involves Kufr and Shirk, you cannot marry him/her as per Islamic Sharia. The rules of Sharia are very clear in this context. The wise person is, who does not put himself/herself into hardship in this life and in Hereafter.
(ii) Preachers of deviant sects work with missionary zeal and cultist frenzy to proselytize Muslims into their sects. It may so happen that after your marriage, your spouse got influenced by these people and started behaving differently. In this situation, it is important that you study Sahih Iman in our books and in Tafseer-e-Quran and Ahadith guides. You can debate with your spouse in a friendly atmosphere and bring him/her back to Sahih Iman. Remember, if an outsider can influence your spouse, then you are in a better position, more close to your spouse, to change his opinion and bring him/her back to Sahih Iman. Try with love and affection, have patience and see how Allah's help comes and you both lead a happy and prosperous life with Sahih Iman and are winners in both the worlds.
(iii) There can be a different scenario in the lives of some couples. Like a marriage was performed long time ago, for instance 10 years back, with a person who belonged to one of the 72 deviant sects with the hope that over a period of time, in the company of his/her Sahih-ul-Aqeedah spouse, he/she will change.
There is another possibility in this regard. In Muslims' arranged marriages often it is realized, after marriage, that your spouse belongs to a deviant sect. Since marriage was already performed, people think that they will correct their mistake by convincing the deviant spouse over a period of time.
In both the above cases, if you were able to convince your deviant spouse about Sahih Iman, it is well and good.
Suppose even after spending a decade or two, your spouse did not change and remained adamant in his/her deviant beliefs and by then you are faced with the responsibility of growing children who need both the parents, then what will you do? In this kind of difficult situation, you may consult a good Ahle Sunnah Mufti and take his advice. Alternatively, if you want to continue in the marriage, you can pray Allah to forgive you for your sins and keep you on Sahih Iman while dying. Help your children to remain on Sahih Iman. The only way to do it is by convincing in a friendly way. What will happen to your spouse after his/her death, is not your concern. Let him/her face Allah's Justice as he/she was adamant and had gone astray. You cannot do anything about it.
(f) Ahle Sunnah living in non-Muslim places
If you live in a Western country where your entire neighborhood is Christian. Or, may be you live in a place where the population is overwhelmingly non Muslim, like Hindus, Buddhists, etc., how should you live?
In such places you can have usual cultural contacts with the local populations, as far as these contacts are not affecting your Sahih Iman. Like in a predominant Hindu place, be it your office or neighborhood, you can show happiness during their happy occasions, like marriages in their families, their festivals (only to an extent of cultural goodwill exchanges). You can go with them for dinner gatherings but make sure that you eat Halal food. Be a practicing Muslim and make sure that everyone who comes into your contact should know that you are a practicing Muslim.
During non-Muslim festivals, make sure that you do not eat anything which has been placed for Puja (worship). Also make sure that you do not participate in worship of Hindu deities along with your Hindu friends. Similar is the case with your Christian friends and others. Whatever be the case, your non-Muslim and deviant friends should know about your Aqeedah and that you are not interested in crossing the limits of Iman imposed by Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
Your deviant friends should also know that you will not tolerate disrespect of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah, Ahle Bait and Awliya Allah from their mouths while they are in your company. Also make sure that you do not talk loosely about their Akabir/leaders in front of them while you are in social interactions with them. Same policy can be adopted in the case of people belonging to other faiths.
(g) Ahle Sunnah living in Western countries
Ahle Sunnah, who have migrated to Western countries for jobs and better opportunities and have taken citizenship of those countries should not alienate themselves from the society they are living in. They should be part of it as full fledged citizens. They should be visible like everyone else in all aspect of welfare in their countries. It is observed that Muslim immigrants remain aloof in Western countries and only talk when Islam is being discussed. And in these talks their approach about Islam is more apologetic. They try to convince the locals that Islam is peaceful religion and terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. We do not have to be apologetic. Be frank and tell that terror is not supported by any true Muslim in the world. As a matter of fact, terror is political and often it is a state sponsored phenomenon in the world and until that is stopped, there is no hope that we all can live in peace in this world.
It is important to emphasize that whatever we do, it should be within the framework of Islamic Sharia and our focus should be to spread Sahih Iman in the world.
As Muslims in Western societies, we do not have to accept if the Governments or political parties in the country are doing wrong. Support what is good to the country and do not support if something wrong is done. Criticize the corruption and favor the progressive policies. Do not behave like you are a slave in Western colonies. Add value to the society you live in. Show people that being Muslims and being citizen of that country you are contributing positively to the welfare of all people. Show people how Islamic principles can benefit Western societies. Show them how Islam could help people to be truthful and loyal to their countries.
How can we achieve the above?
In order to achieve the above objectives, we need the following:
(i) Religious Independence – We should not allow ourselves to be guided by the scholars who are funded by vested interests and are leading Muslims away from Sahih Iman.
(ii) Financial Independence – We should be financially independent. If you seek funding from some source, definitely it will tie your hands behind your back and you will be forced to pursue the goals set by the people who are funding you.
(iii) Intellectual Independence - You should be intellectually independent to ask questions about Sahih Iman. You should not allow yourself to be swayed by the oratory skills of the deviated scholars.
(iv) Cultural Independence – You can adopt local cultural environment as far as it is not a constraint in your Sahih Iman. A good Muslim is known by the Taqwa he keeps. Appreciate what is good in other societies and in the process identify yourself to be part of it. At the same time, be a good Muslim and lead others towards Sahih Iman.
It is in Hadith - عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْكَلِمَةُ الْحِكْمَةُ ضَالَّةُ الْمُؤْمِنِ فَحَيْثُ وَجَدَهَا فَهُوَ أَحَقُّ بِهَا [Abu Huraira ( رضئ الله تعالی عنه ) reported: The Apostle of Allah, ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ), said, “The word of wisdom is the lost property of the believer, so wherever he finds it then he has a right to it.”] (Thirmidhi, Book of Knowledge, # 2687)
Remember, Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) is mightier than His creatures. He will help you stay on Sahih Iman and will establish your sincerity among your Non-Muslim and Deviant friends. There is no need to cross Islamic limits as a show of solidarity to your non-Muslim / Deviant friends and go astray.
When you are sincere in your approach, straight forward in your dealings, and affectionate in your behavior, everyone will start appreciating you. You may face some misunderstandings initially, but in the long run, you will become famous as a man of principles and an example for others to emulate. In short, you will be a winner in this world and a winner in Hereafter.
AHLE SUNNAH SAHIH IMAN MESSAGE
Some people attempt to unite Sects superficially. Like Ammanis and their like minded Groups, claim that verbal recitation of Kalima and verbal acceptance of Islamic principles is sufficient for a person to be declared as true Muslim and therefore followers of all Muslim Sects and their sub Groups are True Muslims. In addition, they claim that Christians and Jews are 'Believers' on par with Muslims. This kind of claims are misleading. If these claims were true, then the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) would not have prophesied that there will be 73 sects in Muslims, out of which 72 (deviants) will be dwellers of hell, and the one, who are on the right path, will get salvation. (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Ahmad, Tirmidhi).
It is in Quran - إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ ۚ إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ [As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, Allah has no part in them in the least (they have gone astray). Their affair is with Allah. He will, in the end, tell them the truth of all that they did ( they lost the right path and they will be dwellers of Hell).] (Al-Anam - 159)
It is in Quran - وَمَا تَفَرَّقُوا إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۚ وَلَوْلَا كَلِمَةٌ سَبَقَتْ مِن رَّبِّكَ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى لَّقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُمْ ( Ironically, they broke up into sects only after the knowledge had come to them, in view of their jealousy and resentment among themselves. If it were not for a predetermined decision from your Lord to respite them for a definite interim, they would have been judged immediately (and placed in Hell for ever). (Ash-Shuran - 14)It is in Quran - وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ ۖ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا (And whoever opposes the Apostle of Allah - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم after the path of guidance has become clear to him, and follows the path other than that of the (true) believers, We shall keep him in the same (state of disorientation) he has (himself) turned to, and shall (eventually) cast him into Hell (for ever) and that is an evil dwelling. (An-Nisa - 115)
The Quranic verses and Ahadith are very clear in regard to Muslim Sects.
It is the responsibility of Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a to spread awareness about Sahih Iman in the world in the light of Quran and Ahadith to help Muslims get salvation in Hereafter. For this purpose, we need to keep on updating Muslims about the potential dangers to their Iman in these troubled end times.
Our approach should be simple while propagating Sahih Iman. We need to be humble and soft spoken and avoid calling followers of sects as Kafir on their faces in a hateful way. We should not accuse or abuse anyone in the world. Also we should prevent people from hating each other on the basis of sectarian affiliations and different faiths. We should tell them facts about Sahih Iman in a straight forward manner. If they accept our good counsel, it is fine. If they reject, it is also fine. In any case it should not affect our cooperation with other sects on humanitarian grounds.
Remember, if you spread hatred among people, you are closing all doors of Sahih Iman preaching, cooperation and friendly dialogue with people. We need to be courteous with people and explain Sahih Iman in a friendly way.
Allah has commanded us to invite people to Sahih Iman with wisdom in a kind way, without hurting their feelings of people.
It is in Quran - ادْعُ إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ ۖ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ ۖ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ [ Invite (deviant sects and people of other faiths) to the way of your Lord (Sahih Iman) with wisdom and good counsel and argue with them in a way that is better (and understandable by them). Truly your Lord knows who has gone astray from His path (deviant sects), and He is aware of those who are rightly guided (people of Sahih Iman)] (An-Nahl - 125)
SAHIH IMAN VERSES AMMANISM
Iman is to believe in heart. Our belief (Iman) depends on our understanding and resultant intention. The irony is that verbal rhetoric of Muslim sects looks common, meaning they all recite Shahadah and verbally accept the five principles. However, their beliefs in fundamentals (usul) and ancillaries (furu) are widely different from each other. While the differences in furu are tolerable, it is the difference in fundamental (usul) that puts the sects apart. This is the reason, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) cautioned us that out of 73 Sects, only one Group is on the right path and the rest 72 are the dwellers of Hell.Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah, Imams, Awliya Allah and other teachers of Islam for the past 1450 years have explained the difference between Sahih Iman, Kufr and Hypocrisy. Quran also emphasizes the difference between Sahih Iman, Kufr, Polytheism, Deviancy and Hypocrisy. If you treat everyone as a true Muslim on the basis of his verbal recitation of Kalima, misinterpreting Quranic verses and Ahadith, then you are destroying the base on which Islam rests. No one has the right to remove or blur these distinctions stipulated by Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
As far as Community welfare in this world is concerned, we should work with the spirit of cooperation and productive co-existence in sharing resources of the world. All Muslim Groups should work together for the welfare of society without any discrimination on the basis of Group identities. While we cannot stop people from expressing their opinions in religious issues, we should encourage them to avoid personal attacks as far as possible. Their focus should be to spread the message of love and cooperation among all sects and groups of Muslims.
SAHIH IMAN VERSES HERO WORSHIP ( شخصیت پرستی / اکابر پرستی )
It is observed that there are followers of some Shuyook among Ahle Sunnah who praise their past and present Shuyook and Scholars to an extent that it looks they have made an Idol of their Shaikh/Scholar in their minds and are worshiping him. They claim entire Islam has been reduced into the person of their Shaikh. Whatever their Shaikh says is treated by them as the word of God and whatever other Ahle Sunnah Ulema say is treated as the word of an illiterate person. Barelwis are a glaring example in this context. They forget the fact that the opinions of Ulema differ from time to time in many issues. Sahabah had differences of opinions but they used to perform Salah behind each other. Our Imams had differences of opinions. Similarly our Ulema also have differences of opinion. If we want to keep Ahle Sunnah united, we need to respect all these opinions and do not reduce Ahle Sunnah into smaller groups/cults headed by different Shuyook/Ulema.
Hero worship ( شخصیت پرستی / اکابر پرستی ) is dangerous. It causes friction among followers of different Shuyook/scholars as they criticize and condemn each other on trivial issues. This kind of Cultism is the root cause of competition and race for supremacy among Ahle Sunnah Shuyook in the world.
Also, there are some caretakers of Daragahs of Awliya Allah and Sajjada Nashins, who are busy in promoting only their group/Silsila among Ahle Sunnah. Some of them are extremely corrupt and are only interested in money.
Caretakers of Dargahs of Awliya Allah and Sajjada Nashins are the representatives of our glorious Khankha system under which Islam was safe for centuries. There is a need to reform this group and bring back their ancestral glory when their elder Shuyook were the icons of Ahle Sunnah.
We pray - رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ ۖ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۚ أَنتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ [ Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; Our Lord, lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. Pardon us, forgive us and have mercy on us. You are our protector. Give us victory over those who stand against faith. ] (Al-Baqara - 286)