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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

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mujtahids whom he educated were like him.” It is seen that the insidious enemies, who want to demolish Islam from within, try to blemish Islamic scholars in this respect also in order to deceive young Muslims. They may praise Islamic scholars through false, roundabout words exaggerating them greatly in order to conceal their destructive plans. We should not believe them. One who reads, for example, Imâm Muhammad al-Ghazâlî’s Persian book Kîmyâ’ as-Sa’âda will easily realize his profundity in medical knowledge. He tells that blood is cleaned as the bile and other harmful substances are separated from the blood in the liver, that the spleen, kidneys and the gall bladder play roles in this procedure and that the health will derange when the quantities of substances in blood change, in a manner quite coincidental with the information given in today’s physiology books. Since Islamic scholars were so superior not only in scholastic knowledge but also in rational knowledge, they were successful in everything they did in every century, and Islamic countries were the homes of civilization. Their thousands of books, which spread their superiority over the world, are in the open. They fill the world’s libraries. Many of them have been translated into foreign languages. Everybody except insidious enemies sees and expresses this fact. It is sufficient to see the book Kashf az-zunûn to know about their works. The mischief-makers, who bore Muslim names and who belonged to the seventy-two groups, the members of which, according to the hadîth, will go to Hell, introduced into Islam some superstitions long before, like contemporary religion reformers do now. But the Ahl as-Sunna scholars investigated and cleaned them off one by one. Today there is no superstition or mawdû’ hadîth in the basic books of Ahl as-Sunna. Shams ad-dîn as-Sahâwî, ash-Shawkânî, Ibn Taimiyya, ’Abduh, ’Alî al-Qârî and Ismail Hakk› said that there were mawdû’ hadîths in the basic books of Ahl as-Sunna, especially in al-Baidâwî’s tafsîr book and in al-Ghazâlî’s Ihyâ’. They are not right; it is a calumniation against these great scholars. [1] The phrases “declared for luxury, ambition and avarice”, which Mawdûdî uses about jihâd, which is one of Islam’s five basic ’Ibâdât, reveal his own personality. Since the âyats and hadîths commanding jihâd have become tawâtur, it is not necessary to quote them here in addition. He himself admits them in his book [1] For details on this subject, see below, the 55th article. – 162 –

Holy War in Islam. Our ancestors performed jihâd not for pleasure or ambition but for spreading Allâhu ta’âlâ’s Word. Jihâd is carried out by the State, by its army. People perform jihâd by serving the army. Mawdûdî confuses mistakes the rightful madhhabs with the heretical groups. In none of the Ahl as-Sunna madhhabs, either of i’tiqâd or ’amal, is there a mawdû’ hadîth or anything incompatible with Islam. There are mawdû’ and un-Islamic aspects in the seventy-two heretical groups. All Islamic shcolars, especially Hadrat Imâm al-Ghazâlî, criticized these heretical groups. Mawdûdî does not like the Islamic education, which has spread its arts and established its universities over three continents from Philippines and India to Portugal and from Bukhâra to Morocco. This is like attempting to plaster the sun with sticky mud to hide the truth. One is surprised not at such a writer but at those who suppose him to be a Muslim scholar. He says on the seventy-ninth page: “Shâh Walî-Allah ad-Dahlawî removed the old doubts concerning i’tiqâd. He illuminated the brains with a new spirit.” He means that Shâh Walî-Allah ad-Dahlawî (rahmatullâhi ’alaih), too, was a religion reformer. Walî-Allah ad-Dahlawî’s works bear witness for the fact that he was Sunnî; this fact is also declared by Hadrat ’Abdullah ad-Dahlawî. That Muslims’ imân has been doubtful for centuries is a lie made up by the lâmadhhabî. Mawdûdî could not be too ignorant to know that doubtful îmân is not îmân. But it is a heresy worse than ignorance to say that Muslims’ îmân has been doubtful for centuries. The îmân of the Ahl as-Sunna who make up ninety percent of Muslims on the earth, has been true in every century, and they did not doubt anything in which they believed. Besides, the members of the heretical groups were not so numerous as to represent Islam. Mawdûdî says on the eighty-first page of his book: “The difference between the idea and doctrine of caliphate and sovereignty was explained by Shâh Walî-Allah, and the pictures from the Hadîth, which were not known before him, were drawn by him. He wrote in his book Musaffâ: ‘The idiots of our century have abandoned ijtihâd. They do not know where they are going, with their rings put on their noses like camels. Each has chosen a different path. It is a shame that they do not have a common understanding.’ ” – 163 –

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