LET US CORRECT OUR ISLAMIC FAITH

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Muslims around the Globe can be divided into 5 categories; (i) True Muslims, (ii) Secular Muslims, (iii) Liberal Muslims, (iv) Sectarian Muslims and (v) Sectarian Missionary Muslims.   

 

 

                                           

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TRUE  MUSLIMS


Their believe in Allah (SWT) and this cosmos is as per truthful Islamic teachings and practices. They are the people of Monotheism and people of Ihsan.

They focus their attention on Allah’s (SWT) Being (Wajood-e-Elahi),  existent on its own.  They accept all the things in the world to be appropriate on their places and consider distinction in their ranks in behavioral interactions as compulsory.

They keep the facts of the things in mind and deal with them as per their exigencies. They understand the difference between the Divinity of Allah’s (SWT) Unity and their servant-hood. They visualize Allah (SWT) as per the Hadith of Ihsan.   Servant-hood is their crown. They lead their lives in simplicity, away from materialistic desires.

 

Among true Muslims, real Sufi Shaikhs of Ihsan (not  Sufi Babas who cheat people) are more pious and knowledgeable but hide their good deeds from people. They help in purification of minds of the people (tazkia nafs), correct people’s notions, educate them in inner values and significance of Islam and draw people’s attention towards Divine signs and secrets in the cosmos.

 

They follow Prophet Mohammad’s (SAWS) foot steps in propagation of Islamic teachings and purification of people’s minds. Allah (SWT) has described them as His friends.

It is very difficult to identify them among masses. If we find them, we should try to associate with them and learn Islamic teachings and practices in their company.

It is in Quran – ‘ O’ you who believe, Be afraid of Allah (SWT) and be with those who are truthful (Muslims) (At-Tauba – 119).

It is in Quran - And whosoever obeys Allah (SWT) and the Messenger (Mohammad -SAWS ), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah (SWT) has bestowed His Grace; like Prophets, the Siddiqun ( like Abu Bakr Siddique -RU ), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are.’ (An-Nisa – 69).

True Muslims respect their parents (Rabbiyan-e-Saghira) as per Allah (SWT) commandments. They believe that the ranks of their Muslim parents is greater than themselves in the eyes of Allah (SWT) which demands their attention and service towards them particularly when they are old.

They give respect to their teachers. They never mention the word ‘equality’ with their teachers. They think that what they are today is the result and efforts of their parents and teachers.

True Muslims also respect prominent Sufi Shaikhs of Ihsan, As-hab-e-Rasulullah and Prophets.  Because of their high status given to them by Allah (SWT), true Muslims look at them as their heroes, icons and role models. 

It is in Quran - ‘Behold the friends of Allah –SWT! On them shall come no fear, nor shall they grieve. These are they, who have believed in Allah –SWT and are mindful of Him (the feeling of closeness of Allah –SWT) and (have consequently abstained from everything evil). To them tidings come (from Allah-SWT) of a happy life both in this world and in Hereafter. The Word of Allah –SWT is never revoked. This in itself is a great felicity’ (Younus – 62- 64).

Mohammad Rasulullah (SAWS) is highest ranking among Prophets. This means, after Allah (SWT), the respect of Prophet Mohammed (SAWS) is highest in the Cosmos. 

Quran is full of Prophet Mohammad’s (SAWS) praise. We are commanded not to call him by name, as we do to each other. We are commanded to obey his orders without asking questions. Prophet’s (SAWS) word is treated as word of Allah (SWT) and his obedience is treated as obedience to Allah (SWT).

It is in Quran – ‘(Prophet Mohammad -SAWS) does not say anything with his self desire, except that this is the revelation which is coming to him (from Allah –SWT)’. (An-Najm – 2).

True Muslims never compare common people with Prophets, particularly with the Prophet of Islam (SAWS). They never compare themselves with As-hab-e-Rasullullah (SAWS) and with legendary Shaikhs of Ihsan. They always seek Allah’s (SWT) forgiveness for their known and unknown shortcomings.

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To know more about True Muslims and their Correct Islamic beliefs, please read  the information available in various pages of this site.  A little time spent on reading this information will, insha-Allah, help us to correct our Islamic faith and ensure salvation on the Day of Judgment.

 

 

                                       SECULAR   MUSLIMS

 

Secular Muslims do not care much about religious laws. They make fun of religious people and always try to pick and portray their mistakes to malign them in society.

They always try to find a bizarre logic behind Islamic laws. They interpret Islamic laws as per their whims and fancies.

If they are told that freedom of intimation among men and women is contrary to Islamic values as it leads to adultery in human society; they say that stoppage of adultery is actually meant to prevent trouble in society. If men and women have relations with mutual consent, and use protective contraceptives to avoid dreaded infections like HIV, there is nothing wrong in dating multiple partners.

If they are told that co-education in schools and colleges produces harmful effects on the minds of students, they raise hue and cry, seek media support and generate public opinion against it. They say that such suggestions are against the interests of Muslims development in the world.

They are eager to adopt liberal western values in the name of modernity.

They do not regard Allah (SWT) as the chief law maker. They also make laws as per their convenience and do not bother if their laws are in direct conflict with laws of religion.  

Many Islamic Governments in the world call themselves secular and feel pride in it.  Our men in power should take care that secularism  teaches tolerance among various religions. This is good.  But secularism should not be allowed to tress pass its limits to support degradation of human values in the name of modernity.

If someone talks of religious consequence of an unlawful/unhealthy/immoral  practice in public, the secular Muslims regard him as fundamentalist and extremist. They follow the foot steps of advanced nations and feel pride in doing so. For them, religion is simply an I-card.

Secular Muslims are very serious about raising the standard of living of Muslims all over the world.  If atrocities are committed on Muslims in any part of the world, they raise their voices against the oppressors.   If there is a riot against a Muslim population, or  a natural calamity befalls on a Muslim country, they work actively to help the needy, collect money for rehabilitation work and support the affected people wholeheartedly.   They do charitable work and try to uplift Muslim community socially and economically.



                                                          LIBERAL  MUSLIMS

Liberal Muslims are not afraid of Allah’s (SWT) punishment. They do not regard religious laws as mandatory.

They will make certain rules in their own lives based on certain philosophies.

They will adopt anything which is beneficial for them economically. They take advantage of secular/liberal Governmental laws of their countries.  If religious laws create road blocks, they go to the country’s court for registered marriages with people from other religions.

Many Muslim political leaders, public figures, actors, celebrities, businessmen and economically affluent class generally fall under this category.

They question religious laws and blame religious people for all the ills in Muslim society. They keep religion out of day to day life.

Generally, they don't go to mosques to avoid being branded as religious Muslims.   Sometimes they go to mosques and pray along with Muslims.

To maintain close relationships with their non-Muslim friends, they visit temples, churches, gurduwaras and carry out worship as per the norms of these religious places and feel proud of their actions. They happily marry their daughters and sons with Non-Muslims.

They say civilization is different and religion is different.

 

 

                                    SECTARIAN  MUSLIMS

Some Sectarian Muslims emphasize affection for the members of Prophet Mohammad’s (SAWS) family which is a common issue for all Muslims.  Their different groups are centered around the mourning of the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RU), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS). 

They create division among the companions of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS). They dispute and deny certain Hadiths of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) though these are mentioned in authentic books of Hadiths.

They continue with the practice of ‘contract marriages for a specified period’ which is banned in Islam.

They regard certain As-hab-e-Rasulullah (SAWS) and some Imams as good but carry on their foul mouth-ness towards other As-hab-e-Rasulullah and Imams.

They claim that the family of the Prophet (SAWS) did not get the authority to rule which was their due right and that is the reason they made their separate groups.

There are some other Muslims who are busy in certain rituals without knowing why they are involved in it.

They celebrate ‘Urs’ of their Shaikhs, arrange ‘Sama’ gatherings, make people ‘mureed’ (pupils), but they do not follow the ‘taqwa’ of their Shaikhs. They have not undergone the training for purification of their hearts.

They are arrogant in their dealings with the people who come to them with problems. Instead of solving their problems, they take advantage of the innocent hapless Muslims.

Since morning till evening they are in the look out for money, gifts and donations from people. They think that only rituals are sufficient for their salvation and salvation of their followers.

They dress like their Shaikhs and demand people give them respect like that of their Shaikhs during Sama gatherings in the nights, but during the day they involve in all kinds of shameful activities. They are like shells without the nuts.

 

                             SECTARIAN  MISSIONARY MUSLIMS


There are many groups of Sectarian Missionary Muslims throughout the world. Some of them share common ideology. Some of them are extreme, determined and militant in their resolve. Together they are formidable, organized, affluent and influential.

The followers of thesegroups spend their life times in propagation of their believes. They target young Muslims with the slogan of Kalima, Salah and Islamic deeds. Innocent young men and women get overwhelmed with their outward religious appearance and agree to learn Islam from them. Initially they teach simple Islamic rules, but gradually they shift their focus to the principles of their sects’ faith in such a way that the innocent soul gradually gets convinced. Since young people are not fully aware of the rules of their religion, they become soft targets of these groups. Young people cannot understand the tricky misinterpretations of Quran and Hadith. Once a youth is baptized, it is very rare that he will ever be able to understand the facts of his religion.

They ask people to come to their mosques and special gatherings. In these gatherings they win over the confidence of young people by their oratory skills.   Later they take these young people to their regional, national and international Centers for baptizing. The teach Da’wa skills to young people in order to spread their net deep into villages and towns. They carry out campaigns at all levels; radio, television, internet, mass meetings, schools and colleges. Their high tech data banks are efficiently networked throughout the world which are full of answers to the questions posed by various people. Their answers are based on misinterpretation of Quranic verses and Hadiths.

They reject many Hadiths as fabricated (mauzu), if these are in conflict with their faith.   Backed by massive financial and organizational support they have infiltrated into cities, villages and rural areas through out the world. Their victims are poor Muslims whose beliefs are changed in the guise of financial assistance.   Almost all Madrasas are run by their support through out the world.

Sectarian Missionary Muslims claim they are virtuous and do not need any teacher to help them to lead on the right path.  In essence they rebel against the Prophet's (SAWS) authority in religion (though they do not accept it openly) and treat him on par with common sinful human beings. 

It is in Quran - Verily, Allah (SWT) keeps count indeed of all things. (An-Nisa -86).

They say that since we all are human beings, therefore we should be treated as equals. Treating all human beings as equal is fine. As human beings, we do enjoy certain basic human rights. But among human beings there are rules to interact with each other.  

They should understand that though Prophets are human beings, but they are the highest ranking human beings in Allah’s (SWT) court.

Let us take the example of US President. He is the highest ranking person among American people and his respect is mandatory on all of them. If you do not respect him and obey his orders, the US Government will turn into anarchy. He is protected by Government convention and wherever he goes, he uses highest means of z-category security. His decisions are binding on all the subjects of United States.

Can we say that the respect US President gets by convention is same as that of an ordinary American on the street? Can some one say in a large gathering of  People in Manhattan Square that the US president is just like any other citizen of the US in terms of skills and experience? The country has a large number of criminals and people who are working against their own interest and against the interest of their society. The US President is not like that. He is the highest authority in the country who carries a huge responsibility of nation building. Therefore, whenever we mention the name of the US President, we will have to keep in mind his rank and authority.  If you use uncivilized language against him publicly, you will be prosecuted under US laws and sent to Jail. 

Let us take another example.  If a person in Saudi Arabia says in a public meeting in front of thousands of people that King of Saudi Arabia is nothing but an ordinary man on the street.  Imagine what will happen to him? He may be punished as per the security laws of Saudi Arabia. He may be treated as an enemy of the nation who is trying to down grade the status of the Monarch and create disturbance in Saudi society.  The laws of the country may land him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Insulting elders, high ranking responsible person and down grading their status, is treated as crime in every nation which is punishable by penal laws.

In the same way, insulting prophets by equating them with sinful human beings is an unpardonable religious crime which is punishable by Islamic Sharia.

If you commit a crime, you cannot get away with it. If not in this world, you will sure be punished in Hereafter. What may happen to these people in the court of Allah (SWT) on the Day of Judgment is anybody’s guess.

The root cause of deviation of Sectarian Missionary Muslims from the right path is their rejection of the requirement of Imams and religious advisers / teachers.   How can anyone understand the heavenly word of Allah (SWT) (the Holy Quran) and the traditions of His Prophet (SAWS) (Hadith) without expert guide and support. 

Cleansing and purification of hearts is important to understand these subjects. Religious teachers are like anklets of the chain of love which join us with Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) emotionally in an eternal bond. It is in Hadith, ‘unless you love Prophet Mohammad (SASW) more than you love your parents, your children and your own self, your Iman (faith) is not complete’. Their verbal claim of love of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) does not hide the disrespectful beliefs they have about the Prophet of Islam (SAWS).

Their rebellious attitude keeps them away from reformation of their attributes (tazkia nafs) which is a basic requirement. Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) declared that the struggle for purification of minds (tazkia nafs) is a supreme war (Jihad-e-Akbar) and took special care of his companions in this regard. The world saw the results. Each of His companions became a solid rock and collectively changed the map of the world.

It is important that we learn religion from Prophet (SAWS), his companions, then from Imams of Jurisprudential schools, then from people who are prominent Shaikhs of Ihsan and skilled Jurisprudential doctors in our times. In their company, we learn the skills to distinguish between right and wrong.

So much Da’wa has been done in the name of Islam by these Sects/groups. So many of their groups are working actively around the Globe. Membership of their sects is swelling by the day. After all these decades and centuries’ organized propagation and after so many people coming under their fold, what has been achieved?

If their sects’ believes were truthful, then where are the results? Where is Allah’s (SWT) support? Why are they falling down and being humiliated in the World? Why are they treated as protégé of big powers? Why they are killed mercilessly around the globe in the name of terrorism?  Why their countries are falling apart one by one into anarchy?

It is in Quran – ‘And when someone opposes the Prophet (SAWS) when the truth had been unfolded to him and walks on a path different from Muslims, then We (Allah –SWT) will leave him on that path which he has chosen for himself and he will be put in Hell, which indeed is a place of torment’. (An-Nisa - 115 ).


Muslims all over the world should search their conscience. They will realize that what they have earned is the Wrath of Allah (SWT) and His Apostle (SAWS).

What is needed is an urgent change of attitude. They should accept the folly of their past deeds and turn towards Allah (SWT) and ask for His forgiveness for their high handedness.  Then see, how the help of Allah (SWT) comes and change the status of Muslims in this world and in Hereafter.

It is in Quran - And He (Allah - SWT) alone is truly forgiving, all embracing in His love, in sublime Almightiness enthroned, a Sovereign doer of whatever He wills. (Al-Buruj - 14-16).

 

O’ Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which You did lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Erase out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us.  You are our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith.  

 

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

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