FAILING RELIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP AND LEADERSHIP
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala aali Sayyidina Muhammadin wa sallim
When we visit a Masjid , our intention is to make Zikr and pray ,so the virtues of our prayer and Zikr rise in status ,if we adhere to our intention and do not deviate from the pure intention, i.e by not engaging in acts contrary to our original intention. These days, even if we go to Masjid with such good intentions, there will be some evil people who make efforts to sabotage our intention. In this holy months, we have been commanded to honour this months (Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan &Muharram).
But sometimes, when we are dragged into such arguments, we do not wish to follow our ego, because the one who follow his own ego is astray (Quran 25:43, 45:23). If someone want to talk to us at a place of worship, we expect it to be respectful, with fair justice and equal opportunity to express our view. And it is inappropriate for a Muslim with a respectful family background to interfere into things that does not concern him as Nabi (a.s) saying: “Part of perfection of a believer is to leave that which does not concern him” (Hadith). And they want to talk in matters which does not fit to the Masjid enviornment, then we expect them to make arrangements to meet up and discuss their personal issues at their own personal spaces (home, office or public places, the places of social life).
And they should consider children, when the children are around , to respect such situations and do not create a noise , but show some respect and self discipline. But so many of the so called Sufis, they follow their own impulses, ego and their own Shaitan. So they are tricked by their own ego, and become a loser at the end of day, and sometimes, as the secularist call “instant Karma” hit them , Allah Almighty is sending another person to argue with those disobedient ones and makes the way out for the the one who is standing upon Haqq (the Truth).
We are living in the End of times. And all the signs of the End of times are manifesting. And we are a wtiness to it in our own life. We see that Muslim community leaders and scholars are failing to uphold the principles of Islam and Prophetic guidance when dealing with disputes, social issues and arguments. So for me, as I wrote in the previous articles, we always want to be away from tribulations, from the evil cult behaviourism of the modern day religious people.
A believer who comes to Masjid , is a guest of Allah there. Even if someone, whon you don’t like comes inside the masjid, as long as he does not have any intention to harm others by his words or deeds, he must be allowed inside. Committees are only care takers of the Masjid, not it’s owners, if the Masjid is Allah’s Masjid!.
Allah Almighty Exalted make us witness to the Prophetic words through our contemperories!
Nabi (a.s) saying: In the End of Times, the murderer does not know why he is murdering, nor the muredred does not know why he is killed (Sahih Bukhari)
We are seeing this when we read the news or in the TV. In its spiritual sense, we also see people who come to argue with us does not know why they are arguing with us.
Because they blindly follow or believe a liar, as Nabi (a.s) saying: People will consider a liar to be truthful, and a truthful person to be a liar.
The black is seen as white and the white is seen as black.
Ignorance is considered as knowledge, as they praise today’s world is the age of knowledge, with all this Aalim courses, books, Islamic institutions, Universities, College etc ,etc. But Nabi a.s saying: this time we are living is the end of the end of times, which all religious scholars agrees this is end of Times, it is age of ignorance, Nabi (a.s)saying that this is the time ignorance is spreading.
So they make decisions and pass judgements based on their ignorance, because they don’t seek/ listen to every side of the story and but hear only one side or they believe in a liar, who is close to them by their tribal, nationality or family sentiments, or the one who pays them more into their institutions or is influential due to his wealth and worldly status. So they completely set aside the Prophetic guidance and follow their ego Quran 25:43,45:23), so their heart and hearings as sealed, despite of having knowledge (of Islam).
Quran 4:6 O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with a news, verify it, lest you harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful to what you have done.
Another way, such evil persons and corrupt community leaders, by trying to prevail over another person on an issue, by dragging other people who have no knowledge of an issue or argument or dispute into the scene. They may claim we are sunni , sufi , this and that!. And they become aggressive and malicious, because they may blindly believe everything their friend or leader is saying to them!
But they should check their faith and realise their own falsehood. Allah Almighty is Promised to make the truth Prevail over falsehood (17:81), so we have no fear on falsehood!
People in the community may be Imams, Muftis or Shaykhs or a porter or a President, Prime Minister or Councillor. It does not matter to me who they are, because they can be easily manipulated and exploited by liars and deceivers, as I explained here. So we who follow heavenly stations (Maqams) are not bothered about Firauns, Yazeeds, and Nimrods of this times just as our predecessors, the Prophets were not afraid of them. Our manual is the guidance of the Prophets and teachings of Saints, like Ghause Al Azam (q.s) We stand firm on truth according to the authorityand permissionls bestowed upon us by the Prophets, and awliyaAllah.Because Allah Almighty commanded the Prophets and their Inheritors to stand firm on Truth and Justice Quran 3:18, 9:119).
So a person, whether he is an Imam or leader, if he is not standing firm on justice, then he cannot be an inheritor of the Prophets (the proof is the Book of Allah 3:18).
We are living in England, We have the equal right to express our opinions or crticise someone with reasonable evidences. I have the same right to critisise you and disagree with you, same as you have the right, if we look in to it according to the Law of the Land.
So your Shaykhs are teaching you to follow the Law of the Land, but many of you have already deviated from the way of your Sufi Shaykhs. Because you are not respecting the rights of another person, which the Law of the Land is giving him as a Citizen. So basically you rebelled against your Shaykh!. Because now your Shaykh (Master) is your ego, and its impulses.
It is inappropriate and unjust act from a scholar or leader to pass judgements or make decisions by listening one side of the story, and oppress another person who is involved in an issue or dispute.
Imams and shaykhs can fall into deception by listening to their followers and believe in false accusations about another person, if they don’t make proper investigation on the allegations made by one person against the another. It happens like this: one person goes to his family member or friend and tells a false information or allegation against another person, and the family member or friend trust that person to be truthful and blindly believe in him. And they go to third and fourth person in their family and/ or social circles, and tells the same false testimony to their wider circles . And all of them believe in the lie , just because one person said a lie , it was accepted his family or friends and spread it in the wider circle, so they all believed in the lies Said by the first/former one , unknowingly (that their beloved relative or friend spoke lie) or by affirming all of them are to be truthful. And the lie is widely spread and accepted as truthful allegations and accepted by authorities or religious leaders. Because the Law says, two adults witness is sufficient . And the authority or leaders unjustly oppress the innocent person based on the lie of that one person, and the curse and wrath of Allah fall on that one who lied about the other person. Yes, we are still living in the time of modern day Yazeeds and Firauns. This is one of the ways , the children of Israel oppressed their Prophets by spreading lies, and Allah Almighty cursed the entire nation of Israel of that times and their progeny also bore its consequences.
So Islam is ordering to make proper unbiased investigation, enquiries into the issues and disputes, and not to make one sided hearing and decision making on arguments, and disputes etc.
The shaykhs including those ones whom they call great Shaykh, is saying, one who make fitnah is cursed. But all of then are fitnah makers , because they drag ignorant people into their arguments and disputes and gives them false information about their opponent , and poisoning their minds. And they themselves do not make effort to clarify and rectify the issues they have with another person. They run away without answering my questions regarding the fitnah that happened involving this great shaykhs and the information they shared with the fitnah makers. it is a fitnah making in the holy month, to drag other people to argue with me on an issue that they Have no knowledge of, neither the one who want to talk to me know much about my issues with American sufi group!. When people come to talk or argue with me, I don’t see the higher standards that befit their titles. It’s just another school boy level argument.
I have been with Christians evangelicals and Salafis on numerous times, with proper debates, talks and arguments. They were never aggressive or intimidating, But they were much respectful and well mannered than many of the so called Sunni Sufi group leaders and local imams. I have been residing in Luton area of Bedfordshire for over 10 years , and still those Christians meet up or communicate with good manners, and ask if I and family are ok. We Muslims, even lack the good quality of unbelievers. Because we don’t put our Prophets in our heart and in front of us in our affairs, but they put Bible and Jesus Christ in front of them, probably that help them to overcome thir impulses and aggressive nature. We have Islam only in our intellect as a madrassa /Aalim course/weekly lecture module, not in our impulses, not in our nerves and hearts. Just a nice talk, a nice sohbet. We find piety and greatness in our long robs, beard and turbans just like those Yahudis as Hz Isa ams saying about them in the Gospel, your attitude reminds me of yahudis of the time of Christ.
We make big impacts in the hearts, in the souls, not in the flesh. People mistake my words just as they mistake the words of their own Shaykhs.
People believe they have the compass to know who is a great Shaykh and who is a fake Shaykh!. They are saying: “This shaykh is great and magnificent.
Are they saying: The person with most lengthy turban cloth is greatest Shaykh?. Or a Shaykh with longest beard is great ? or a person with maximum Taweez (Amulet) or Beads the greatest?, or a leader with too many followers is greatest?, or more a Shaykh with numerous religious centres is the greatest? Or an imam with so much bank fixed deposit is the greatest?. Or in this times, a Shaykh with more fans on twitter and Facebook and more videos in YouTube and Instagram is the greatest? What is your compass or scale to measure someone’s greatness?
When people fear to respond to real questions and truthful answers, they get frustrated. They try to silence us, they want to intimidate us in the name of talks. And we are helpless and we ask our LORD for support, then the LORD of Heavens sending another one to argue with them and making way for us to move out!. But the wrath oft he LORD does not stop there.
Allah Almighty saying: “inna Sha’ni’aka Huwal Abthar” (108:3)
“Indeed, your enemy is the one without any goodness”
Allah Almighty drains out their goodness, leaving them blind, deaf and dumb!
I am not interested in Indian Islam, Pakistani Islam or Bangladeshi Islam, Turk Islam or Arab Islam!. There must be only Islam, embracing all humanity equally and indiscriminately, standing firm on truth and justice, that is the only, Innadina Indallahil Islam (3:19,3:85), the Islam accepted by Allah!. Each of us must check everyday, Is my religion that I am living in right now, this day, at this moment, accepted by Allah?
People claim to be Naqshabandi, or Sufi, or following so and so Shaykh and Tarikat , and they don’t remember the principles of Naqshabandi Way and Islam in their own life!. They want to waste time in vain talks, arguments, not beneficial talks or arguments that lead to some knowledge and understanding!. Because the ego is afraid of knowledge and wisdom, because knowledge and understanding is going to challenge one’s perceptions and schemas about something or someone. So they resist the opening of knowledge or understanding, they want only vain arguments!
I used to write summary after a discussion or talk or debate with Christians or Salafis, so it is unjust if I don’t write about so called “Sufi and Sunni”
If there is a misunderstanding or misinformation about me, concerning anything my name is mentioned, then tbey should make effort to rectify it and seek the truth about the news you have heard from so and so about me.
I am available for decent, fair conversations, come and talk with me according to the guidance of Islam, not according to your mental impulses.
I don’t go out to make people to follow me, or take me as their spiritual leader. I am above such needs. But if people come to me askign my help or advise, I offer them guidance, help and support, according to the information provided by their mouth (it is the right course accoridng to the Fiqh of Islam).
And I do not give anyone advise their ego desire. We give guidance based on a spiritual inspiration that comes to our heart at that point.
Usually, I share same guidance with other people in article or a video discourse, without mentioning the name of the one who is given this counsel in the first time.
Somtimes, people get frustrated with me, if my advise does not fit for their ego!
Below is the one advise given to a Pakistani Man, on Marriage and Relationship. This is the same advise given to him in a conversation , as he contacted me to come and meet me and talk about his personal problems, I gave him this advise. As we all are forgetful, I explained him to follow first part of advise, and I asked him to listen to this discourse with his spouse when he is at home.
And this advise is recorded in Youtube for the benefit of other Muslims. And if that person has claimed that I gave him a bad advise or wrong advise in front of a Shaykh or local religious leaders, then they should meet up with me and ask about it, or listen to this video discourse.
So the community leaders and Pakistani local masjid people believe in their lies this one said about me.
If they realise that they have made a Zulm (oppression) against me, then if they are decent God-fearing believers, they should apologise, and those who are making fintah from America also must apologise for sending females with fake profile on facebook, to create fitnah and fasad (trials and mischief) with me.
Guide us to the Straight Way, The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. “Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” May Allah forgive us and guide us all, Ameen
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Do not envy one another, and do not inflate prices for one another, and do not hate one another, and do not turn away from one another, and do not undercut one another in trade, but [rather] be slaves of Allah and brothers [amongst yourselves]. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim: he does not oppress him, nor does he fail him, nor does he lie to him, nor does he hold him in contempt. Taqwa (piety) is right here [and he pointed to his chest three times]. It is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim: his blood, his property, and his honour.” [Muslim]
We need to discover Islam, not in the books or words, but in our own hearts and our actions. What prevails in our heart and actions is our religion, if it is Islam 3:19) then it is good, if it is our own ego, tribalism, lying, fraudulent ways, then it is a mix of Haqq and falsehood, that is the imitation of previous nations.
I wrote this article here, because so many of you have filled with ego and shaitan, and does not pay attention to us. The whole world and everything in it, is collapsing, only Haqq will remain, so be a person of Al Haqq. You will prosper. Otherwise you will be ruined, and the ruining is approaching everyone who befriend falsehood!
Nabi a.s saying to us, to His Deputies, to be away from fitnah and fitnah makers , like how our predecessors in Ahlul Bayth did. We move away from mischief like ashaba al Kahf. We leave worshippers of ego to their ego. Those who are seeking right guidance and truth, we may aid them.
finally, I hope this article and the video link provided here, will help everyone to understand, how those Imams and leaders are manipulated by one liar , especially those who claim they are great Shaykhs and those who say, we follow Islam and tarikat . They must wake up and apologize and repent, correct their ways. We wish them all the best. We would like to see higher first class standards from you who claim to be imam/alim/shaykh/sufi/mufti etc, when you deal with issues such as this one. May the truth and justice prevail and may the injustice and falsehood perish, ameen…
Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
Jouhar Ali Naqshabandi Al-Hassani
Representative of the Naqshabandi and Rabbani Tariqah