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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

“Those commands which

“Those commands which [Muslims are ordered to commit what] Islam prohibits should not be obeyed.” The rulers presiding over Muslim countries, whether they be called a caliph, a sultan or else, cannot go as far as to make their every wish done. They can never be semigods. Among the Ottoman rulers, none was seen to behave so excessively. There were very merciful ones, and the cause of their fall was not cruelty but mercy. This resulted not from the religion but from disobedience to the religion. The conditions and limitations which Islam put on individuals and from which rulers were not exempted were always known by all the Muslim nations. Long before the declaration of human rights in Europe, Islam had given it to Muslims not only as a right but also as a duty to disobey the despotic commands of rulers who would violate Islam and act lawlessly. 24 - The reformer says: “Not the religion itself but the conception of religion by Muslims, the dictatorial administration based on the religion and the family education which was also based on the religion have put the individual in such an unsuccessful state in social life.” It is the main principle of religion reformers to impute every guilt to the religion in such a manner as to remind of the proverb, “Attack the weak!” and to camouflage behind such words as, “not the religion itself but the conception of religion.” 25 - The reformer says: “Muslims, who believed that they could not do anything and who looked resigned because of the idea of qadâ’ and qadar lived under fear for centuries and became obedient, comtemptible, sycophantic and deceitful like the slaves who trembled under scourges in Europe in the Middle Ages. The causes of the corruption of the Ottomans to such a degree were the principles of qadâ’, qadar, tawakkul and contentment taught by the religion, and the proposed sufficiency of belief in order to become a Muslim, simply believing by heart and confessing by the tongue. Qadâ’, qadar and tawakkul have annihilated the determination and will in Muslims and by decreasing their confidence in their work and in their own personalities caused them to abase themselves so far as to endure every kind of torture and humiliation. The idea of being content with little made people lazy. And since it was too simple to be a Muslim, none of the modern and moral qualities was regarded necessary for being a Muslim, and it was considered that Muslims could do every evil; which in turn led to laziness and immorality.” – 32 –

We will tell about all these clearly and in full detail in the following article. 26 - The reformer says: “The Muslim believes that what happens, whether good or evil, has been predestined in eternity by Allah: ‘We are human creatures. The creature cannot help it. Allah makes everything. The creature cannot change qadar. For example, the sustenance of everybody has been determined in eternity. Whatever we do, we cannot change it. A danger will harm us if Allah wills, and it will not if He does not will.’ Besides having tawakkul there is no way out for Muslim.” Thus, he tries to undermine the basic beliefs of Islam. All the Islamic beliefs stated in the last paragraph are correct. Like the ignorant people who misunderstand qadâ’ and qadar, the reformer probably cannot understand these concepts. Nevertheless, all Muslims, even the ones who misunderstand them, like them, while the reformer dislikes them. If Muslims were lazy because of this belief, they would have to be lazy in worshipping, too; one who is lazy because of his belief that nothing is in his power, would be lazy not only in worldly affairs but also in duties pertaining to the next world. If Islam had tied man’s hands, feet, option and will in worldly affairs, it would have kept them tied also in religious affairs. Do reformers believe that people with such a belief are lazy also in all their ’ibâdât including salât and fast? If they do so, why don’t they complain also about this kind of laziness? They do not mention or write about this laziness; is it because Muslims do not believe in qadâ’ and qadar in their affairs pertaining to the next world, or is it because reformers slight the next world? As we all know, Muslims have become lazy also in performing their religious duties today. And this should not be out of their love for the religion, should it? If Muslims depended on the religion firmly, they would not be slack in their religious duties. Whence has this laziness come over Muslims? When it is observed minutely, it will be understood that sweetness of our life and comfort, that is, following our nafs, is the cause. Ignorance has been added to it. Our ignorance has prevented us from realizing the necessity of endeavour and selfsacrifice for ensuring sweeter life and continuous comfort in Paradise. Then, it is a very unjust, groudless slander to indicate the exalted and valuable realities of Islam as the cause of this laziness. And it is a very loathsome slander to impute evils, especially fawning, hypocrisy, flattery and lie, to Islam. These evils – 33 –

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    (’alaihimu ’s-salâm) and utter

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    attempt again to understand the elo

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    days”, and the scholars of fiqh t

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    were executed by shooting when they

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    Beg recommends Arabic as a common l

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    The sixty-forth âyat of the sûrat

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    fact, she swears at them. A youngst

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    sharp imagination we think a Venus

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    the street. Veiling is the curtain

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    ake of the conscience under the pre

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    y saying, “Life is in common,”

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    moon. On this rare occasion he fall

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    words, if he does not feel any fear

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    “The person who commits adultery

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    has fled and has not left nafaqa, t

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    declared in the Qur’ân that men

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    sensations than men are. As lust is

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    justice,” the following points al

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    disbelievers. They do not commit an

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    praised in this hadîth: “The sch

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    have spread all over Muslim countri

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    deplorable state in his Tabaqât al

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    expense of a journey,” to distort

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    and intelligence much. Burhân ad-d

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    He also quoted some other hadîths.

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    him whom Thou loved most among Thin

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    through Muhammad (’alaihimu ’s-

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    them and who respect shrines by per

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    unbelief but harâm for a worshippe

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    elief, they prostrated themselves b

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    Shaiba and Ibn ’Abd al-Birr repor

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    hundred and tenth âyat of the sûr

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    Sunna scholars. Muslims with right

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    (radiy-Allâhu ’anh) martyrdom by

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    in a pitiable condition. The entire

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    not be any Islamic scholar left on

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    them today. It is a tactic of the e

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    path and make him a means for guidi

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    According to many scholars, ’Abd

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    patient. He worshipped much. (95-15

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    Holy War in Islam. Our ancestors pe

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    Shâh Walî-Allâh ad-Dahlawî wrot

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    A mujtahid belonging to the fourth

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    people of bid’a. We should hold f

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    [Walî-Allah ad-Dahlawî himself] p

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    al-istinbât wa wujûh at-tatbiq ba

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    all the Muslims on the earth are mu

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    employed a mulhid named Niyâz Fath

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    He had some activities in Beirut fo

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    espects and his belief in one respe

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    had been commented on first by Ibn

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    might take a whole life-span to exa

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    e black and is never believable to

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    the jizya and become Muslims theore

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    ask for the people’s help.” Any

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    expenditure. It is not a procedure

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    State has to distribute what it has

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    1) If some dain property is in a po

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    “It was in ancient times to pay z

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    This is not an expression of object

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    for jihâd and for legitimate servi

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    mosque or giving alms, he becomes a

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    these days of bliss?” “Yes, the

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    government oppresses and if opposin

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    sin to be forgiven. Allâhu ta’â

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    the name of Islam, which are incomp

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    of fact, these wishes of his have b

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    enormous property and vast areas of

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    ’anh). He attempts to change the

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    Imâm Abû Yûsuf opposes al-Imâm

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    ijtihâd and give fatwâ in matters

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    Salaf as-Sâlihîn broght from Ras

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    2) “Migration to Medina was done

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    and the unbelievers of the Alexandr

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    prescribed persons, it is permissib

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    from Zawâjir show clearly that the

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    philosophical thoughts. Some people

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    Mujâdala, ‘Those who believe in

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    footsteps of the Salaf as-Sâlihîn

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    absolutely tells that the knowledge

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    hadîth, he interprets it and bewil

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    if he had done so, he would not hav

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    of bid’a meant loving him since i

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    ta’âlâ in Paradise upon him who

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    Supremacy of Allâhu ta’âlâ’s

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    grave disaster! Âmin.” [1] 59 -

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    ’Umar (radiy-Allâhu ’anhum), h

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    path of Ahl as-Sunnat wa ’l-Jamâ

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    Or else, they set a bad example to

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    Imâm ’Alî (radiy-Allâhu ’anh

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    ’l-as’ilati ’l-ishrîn. The a

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    and also many of the hadîth schola

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    Sâwî al-Mâlikî said on the âya

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    eduction that has been made in the

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    your worldly affairs,’ meaning th

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    worship which Allâhu ta’âlâ li

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    cymbals, flutes, pipes and loud-spe

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    always with forgivingness,” and h

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    adding rotten rings to the chain. H

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    under the name of Islamic knowledge

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    the literary men and the poets of h

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    about Imân and Islam. It is writte

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    Everybody comes to Mecca, Ka’ba,

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    was called “the Farthest Masjid

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    salâm) and their trust in the Ahl

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    that Allâhu ta’âlâ existed. Th

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    which did not conform with experime

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    knowledge and science as a cloak un

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    has been declared that various kind

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    Allah. The zuhd, the tawakkul, the

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    Islam appeared, and these people wr

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    detail in the books Al-tawassul-u-b

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    mosque after the twentieth of the b

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    him and serve him. Yahyâ bin Mu’

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    A distich: If Haqq ta’âlâ wishe

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    GLOSSARY BI, SP, AM, AEI and EB (I-

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    qutb: a Walî of highest degree; AM

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