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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

himself and sits idly.

himself and sits idly. So, both will work and neither will trust in other people. But the person who trusts in himself is lonely, and a Muslim who has tawakkul has his Allâhu ta’âlâ besides his own labour, getting power from this Inexhaustible Source. A Muslim who has tawakkul works with all his strength and does not fall into such self-esteem or egoism of regarding his gain as from himself. Since self-reliance means to work with much energy without trusting in anybody else to help him, tawakkul, too, puts such hard labour into a shape suitable with reason and logic and embellishes it with modesty. What is expected from self-reliance is provided by tawakkul in a more proper and better justified way. 28 - The reformer says: “The obscuration of high realities among the medley of superstitions has been caused by the contentment, tawakkul and resignation of Muslims. The hadîth telling that contentment is an inexhaustible treasure has been mis understood to the extent that it is not even believed that it is necessary to work.” “It is a very unjust slander to blemish Muslims with laziness just because of their contentment. ‘Contentment’ does not mean ‘not working; using whatever one finds by chance and not looking for anything else’. It means ‘being satisfied with what is earned by one’s physical labour and not casting covetous glances on others’ earnings’. It teaches that others’ earning much more should not be envied and that one should work hard like them. It teaches not to stock the remaining part of what one needs of one’s earnings, and to give it to charitable institutions defined by Islam and to help the poor, the destitute, the diseased and mujâhids. So, contentment is not only the source of good morals but also an unconquerable fortress providing man with happiness when he is in deprivation. The poet says: “O Time; While attacking people, don’t suppose that I am like other people and don’t march upon me! You can’t twist my arm! Don’t suppose I am alone against you! There is an undefeatable army behind me: my contentment!” 29 - The reformer says: “Sects sprang up in Islam. They parted into two even in îmân. Those who followed the Prophet’s companions were called ‘Ahl as-Sunna’. Those who departed from this path were called ahl albid’a. Ahl al-bid’a parted into seven groups. Today’s Muslims have chosen the way of Jabriyya among these ahl al-bid’a groups. – 38 –

Those who claim to be Ahl as-Sunna say, ‘Man can do nothing. Allah creates everything and man does what is predestined.’ According to them man is incapable in every respect.” The reformer mistakes Ahl as-Sunna for Jabriyya. It is true that man is incapable before the Divine Power in every way. Yet if Muslims considered themselves incapable and others powerful, then the reformer would have a right to speak. 30 - The reformer says: “There was nearly no Ottoman family in which they did not blunt and kill the abilities of comprehension, observation and inquiry in children with suppressing, ignorant answers. The utterly ignorant people, who believed that men were of infinite impotence, that everything was made by Allah, that grave was an intermediary that interceded with Allah for man, that the head of the state was the absolute ruler, and who lived in the world of dreams full of genies, fairies and vampires, always answered their chidren’s questions as ‘Allah makes,’ ‘Allah has predestined so,’ ‘Don’t ask too many questions.’ or ‘Be quiet, it is a sin, it is disbelief!’ Religious scholars did not or could not tell people the moral, social uses in worshipping. Parents’ prohibitive treatment of children was because scholars misunderstood and misstated Islam. It was forbidden for the child to think and ask about religion, morals, customs and honesty. Thus, it resulted in tawakkul, resignation, loss of power of will and hesitation, which in turn developed into viciousness and impersonality in the child. All these were qualities that caused easy defeat and settlement of bad habits.” All the evils which the religion reformer writes are, in actual fact, imputed to the religion, especially to the teachings of qadâ’ and qadar and to the unquestionability of religious knowledge. It is never right to blame Islam and its scholars by putting forth the idea that graves are intermediaries between Allâhu ta’âlâ and men. All Islamic scholars refute this idea. The Ahl as- Sunna scholars have unanimously prohibited Mulims from worshipping anybody besides Allâhu ta’âlâ. The belief that the dead, and even the alive, are intermediaries between the Creator and His human creatures exists not in Islam but in Christianity. While they impute this to Muslims and regard it viciousness, why don’t they regard Christian Europeans vicious? Recently, the viciousness and immoralities of the children brought up in European fashion by modernist families have been filling the columns of daily papers even though they do not have that “oldfashioned” religious training. It is very unfair to blame Islam on – 39 –

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    worship which Allâhu ta’âlâ li

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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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    qutb: a Walî of highest degree; AM

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