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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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following the nafs. One becomes a kâfir, too, if he attributes adultery to Hadrat ’Â’îsha (radiy-Allâhu ’anhâ) or denies that her father was a Sahâbî, for both claims show the denial of the open dalîl declared in the Qur’ân al-kerîm. One also becomes a kâfir by saying, without a ta’wîl, that it is halâl to attack Muslims’ property and lives; he would not become a kâfir, if he, supposing himself to be following Islam, said it upon the ta’wîl of an inexplicit dalîl from the Qur’ân or Hadîth.” As it is seen, if a person who carries out his ’ibâdât and calls himself a Muslim or ahl al-qibla holds a belief unconformable to Ahl as-Sunna, and if his belief is the denial of an explicit dalîl, this belief is a kufr whether it was based on a ta’wîl or not. If it is the denial of an inexplicit dalîl and if he has a ta’wîl, it is not a kufr. If it comes out of following the nafs and is intended for worldly advantages without a ta’wîl, it is also a kufr. One also becomes a kâfir if he, following his nafs and for worldly advantages, tries to prove a thought or belief of his to be a religious fact by explaining dalâ’il away. He is called a ‘zindîq’. Belief held by following (taqlîd) a man of bid’a but without knowing about the ta’wîl is also kufr, for his taqlîd of someone in the things to be believed is invalid if the dalâ’il are not known. One who says that the ijmâ’ is not a dalîl does not become a kâfir. He becomes a man of bid’a. His words unconformable to the ijmâ’ are not kufr. Seeing this grievous danger that has descended upon Muslims, our hearts break. In order to awaken and protect the youth against this destructive attack, we deemed it a great duty and the only means of our attaining the everlasting felicity to render a small service of writing down the deceptive attacks of some foreign, religiously ignorant people, who advocate reform in the religion, and exposing the truth by answering them one by one. Thus we want to show to the youth the group of heretics who claim to pursue the cause of Islam. In this book, we do not write anything out of our short sights; the answers are collected from the Ahl as-Sunna scholars’ books, and a letter from the book Maktûbât by al-Imâm ar-Rabbânî Ahmad al-Fârûqî as- Sirhindî, the great scholar and exalted guide of Muslims, is appended after the conclusion of the book. Also a glossary to look up for the words froeign to the English reader is appended at the end. Now the eleventh English edition is presented to the youth. May Allâhu ta’âlâ make us all attain the wordly and heavenly felicity! May He protect us against harming ourselves and others! Âmin. Mîlâdî Hijrî Shamsî Hijrî Qamarî 2001 1380 1422 – 6 –

ISLAM’S REFORMERS (THE BIGOTS OF SCIENCE AND OF RELIGION) In this book, the heretical ideas of some reformers from outside Turkey, are set up in paragraphs, which they have written against Islam, and necessary answers are given to them. Thus, sixty-three paragraphs have been formed. ‘Reform’ means ‘to return something defiled to a former state, to correct.’ ‘Religion reformer’ means ‘he who renews, renovates the religion.’ Today, however, those bigots who try to change and demolish Islam from the inside call themselves “religion reformers’. Therefore, there are three groups of reformers in the religion which are told about in detail in the forty-second paragraph, in which it will be seen that it is wrong and out of place to use this word for Islam. [1] 1 - The reformer, in order to deceive the youth, pretends to be a man of religion; he says: “In accordance with the modern age, improvements in our religion also should be done. Many superstitions, which does not have place in the religion, have been mixed with Islam later. It is necessary to clear them off and return our religion to its earliest true, pure state.” It is obvious that for the recent two or three hundred years there has been a standstill, even a decline in Muslims. Seeing this decline, it is very unjust, very wrong to say that Islam also is on the decline. This decline happened because Muslims did not trust the religion and they have been slack in carrying out its commands. Unlike other religions, Islam has not been mixed with superstitions. Maybe the ignorant have wrong beliefs and words. Yet these do not change what is declared in the fundamental books of Islam. These books declare the sayings of Rasûlullah (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) and the knowledge coming from his Sahâbîs. All of them were written by the most efficient, exalted scholars. They have been approved unanimously by all Islamic scholars. For centuries, no alteration has taken place in any of them. That the words, books and magazines of the ignorant are erroneous cannot be grounds for attributing defects or stains [1] Please see page 189 in the Turkish book Fâideli Bilgiler (Useful Information). – 7 –

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    Jabrâ’îl (Gabriel) came to me.

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    worship and useful deeds of those w

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    away. As it is necessary to carry o

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    towards him, and that they would sa

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    worth the Qur’ân, which has an e

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    poems of Shakespeare, Victor Hugo a

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    Paradise, the scholars of fiqh depr

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    love Allâhu ta’âlâ considering

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    from doubtful things (between harâ

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    elong to religious hands and there

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    teachers. It is not knowledge and s

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    necessary for the existence of crea

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    elations between and laws concernin

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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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