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Islams Reformers

The bigotry of the religion reformers or bigots of science who surfaced lately to blame all previous scholars, basic fundamental beliefs or practices

in Islam which in turn

in Islam which in turn means to make matters worse. A quotation from the exalted Islamic scholar Imâm al-Ghazâlî would go with the situation: “An unschooled attempt to help Islam would, let alone help, damage Islam.” Mawdûdî says on the thirty-third page of his book: “One of the two reasons why the institution of caliphate weakened was because Hadrat ’Uthmân was devoid of the charismatic leadership possessed by his predecessors.” With these words, he tries to blemish ’Uthmân’s (radiy-Allâhu ’anh) governance. Sayyid Qutb, an Egyptain writer, also attacks Hadrad ’Uthmân (radiy-Allâhu anh) with the same presumptions in his book Al-’adâlat al-ijtimâ’iyyatu fi ’l-islâm. Speaking ill of Hadrat ’Uthmân Dhi ’n-nûrain (radiy-Allâhu ’anh), who was recommended by Hadrat ’Umar (radiy-Allâhu ’anh) and elected by the Prophet’s (’alaihi ’s-salâm) companions unanimously and whose superiority had been declared in many hadîths is a symptom of being too ignorant to understand that it is a grave sin to speak ill of him or a symptom of attempting to demolish Islam insidiously from behind the screen. Each of the Sahâbat al-kirâm was a hero honoured by being praised in the hadîths, “The highest people are those who live in my time,” and “My companions are like the stars in the sky. If you follow any one of them, you will find the right path,” and in the âyat, “They are very strong against disbelievers.” To misrepresent ’Uthmân (radiy-Allâhu ’anh) as the cause of the weakening of the institution of caliphate can be done only by those who cannot realize their honours. The history is in the open. The extent of lands conquered in the time of Hadrat ’Uthmân (radiy-Allâhu ’anh) was much greater than the former. Muslim lands extended from Philippines to Tunisia. The capacity of this book would not suffice to tell about the improvements he made in administrative, military and social fields. His attempts and achievements in administrative, military and economic fields are told in detail in the fifth chapter of the Turkish Hak Sözün Vesîkalar›. [1] Those who misrepresent Hadrat ’Uthmân’s (radî-Allâhu ’anh) martyrdom as a defect for him reveal what they think about the prophets whom the Children of Isrâ’il had martyred and about the hadîth, “No prophet suffered as much torture as I have.” Evidently, the reason why they do not speak ill of Hadrat ’Umar’s [1] Documents of the Right Word. Please see the book list at the end of this book. – 148 –

(radiy-Allâhu ’anh) martyrdom by his servant is because they cannot find the favourable opportunity. Let us tell these ignorant people again that each of the Sahâbat al-kirâm was a perfect leader and a courageous mujâhid. From Hadrat Habîb (radiy-Allâhu ’anh), who challenged the enemies in his speech on the gallows in Mecca, up to Abû ’Ubadia (radiy-Allâhu ’anh), the Conqueror of Damascus, and to Hadrat Khâlid (radiy-Allâhu ’anh), who was amongst the fighters of the army that came to Constantinople, it would make a long legend to write about the superiority of each of them in every respect. “Caliphate, which had the qualities of prophethood, was passed on to cruel sovereigns. Thus, once more, administration was seized by those who were against Allah. Islam was pushed away from the power. Atheism seized the power and domination under the name of caliphate. Rulers were said to be the shade of Allah on the earth.” Statements of this kind do not befit the mouths and pens of believers. These absurd, crazy words against Mu’âwiya (radiy- Allâhu ’anh), one of the prominent Sahâbîs, impute atheism to all the caliphs up to Sultan Muhammad Vahîdeddin Khan, the last caliph of Muslims, and, therefore, are not worth answering. His attempt to interpret wrongly the hadîth stating that Muslim rulers are zill-Allâh (Allâhu ta’âlâ’s shade) and his considering Muslims so stupid as to suppose that Allâhu ta’âlâ is a material being that makes a shade cannot rescue him from the ditch in which he has fallen. All Islamic caliphs were Muslims. Especially the Ottoman caliphs held on to Islam in everything they did and were proud of their devotion to Islam. Those who read the written will of ’Uthmân Ghâzî, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, which is written in many books, for example, in Qisâs-i Anbiyâ’, will understand the truth. “It was the above-given conditions that incited the scholastic duel, which gave birth to various madhhabs, the Mu’tazila creed and the atheistic and sceptical inclinations.” It is surprising that he associates the birth of madhhabs with the movements of fitna (mischief, disunion). Rasûlullah (sall- Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) foretold it and praised beforehand the four madhhabs in that their birth would be Allâhu ta’âlâ’s compassion. They did not arise from worldly conditions. They arose from religious, divine reasons pertaining to knowledge. Those who observe Islam from without and cannot penetrate into its essence strive to base the sacred, spiritual manifestations on – 149 –

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