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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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to these fundamental books of Islam. To attempt to alter these basic books in accord with the fashion and situation in each century means to make up a new religion for each century. To attempt to rationalize such alterations with the paralogism that you are trying to adapt them to the Qur’an alkerîm and Hadîth ash-sherîf shows that you are unaware of the Qur’ân al-kerîm and the Hadîth ash-sherîf, and it reflects a blatant misconception of Islam. To presume that the commands and prohibitions in Islam will change in accordance with the time means to disignore the reality of Islam. The Qur’ân al-kerîm says, “Muslims command the things that are ma’rûf.” Ziyâ Gökalb and similar ferocious reformers, who attacked the Qur’ân al-kerîm and Islam impudently, attempted to alter Islam according to customs and fashion by saying ‘convention and custom’ for the word ‘ma’rûf’, thus ingratiating themselves with their masonic masters and capturing posts. In order to get what was mundane, they sold their faith. Ziyâ Gökalb was given the membership of the Central Committee of the Union Party as a recompense for this service of his. If Islam, as he said, gave place to customs, even at its beginning, it would not have prohibited the bad customs of the ignorant Arabs and would have tolerated idolatry, which was the most valuable custom of that time and which had gone deep into the Ka’ba. Islamic religion is built upon knowledge and is conformable to reason in every respect. On affairs declared inexplicitly in the Qur’ân al-kerîm and the Hadîth ash-sherîf, to pass new rules compatible with reason and knowledge, that is, to make qiyâs or ijtihâd, is one of the main sources of Islam. Yet this job devolves on a Muslim possessing the necessary knowledge. If the reformers, instead of meddling with the fundamental books, thought of annihilating superstitions which have become established among the ignorant, nothing would be said against them. They would be serving Islam. But, if we are supposed to believe that they bear such good thoughts, first they have to prove that they are real and sincere Muslims. A non-Muslim’s pretending to be Muslim and attempting to attack us with our own weapon is very unjust, shameful and disgraceful of him. The religion reformers should not only pretend or claim to be Muslims, but also prove to be Muslims. It is not permissible for a Muslim to feign irreligiousness, unless there is the fear of death. As for the irreligious reformers, does ‘irreligiousness’ mean ‘hypocrisy, mendacity’ so that they pretend to be Muslims when it – 8 –

suits their purpose? It is not permissible to question a person who says, “I am a Muslim,” and we have to know him as our brotherin-Islam; but he should not play tricks with our faith. If we see him speak ill of and belittle the fundamental teachings of our religion, it will be not only permissible but also necessary to question him and to call him to account. We do not force the reformers to adapt themselves to our religion or madhhab but only want them to say frankly whether they are Muslims or not and their deeds to be in agreement with their words, for Islam has certain and unchangeable rules and Muslims have to talk in comformity with these rules. While some people who say that they are Muslims do not regard it a guilt that they dissent from Islam by holding the basic teachings of Islam of no account and making fun of them, they become angry when they are told that they have dissented from Islam. They mean that Islam should be attacked and the attacker should not be told that he attacks Islam and becomes a disbeliever; it should be free to attack Islam, and those who do so should not be told anything! They insult those who refute them in such terms as “retrogressive” or “fanatic”, which have been made up by communists. And about those who, like themselves, attack the religion, they say “modern, enlightened.” The truth is that they themselves are fanatics. Those who pretend to be men of religion are the bigots of religion and those who attack Islam as scientists are the bigots of science. Alteration in the basic teachings and books of Islam and to adapt them to the present time means the defilement of Islam. A Muslim is a person who believes and reveres these basic teachings and who has promised not to attempt to alter them. And ‘democracy, freedom and secularism’ do not come to mean ‘not keeping one’s word or giving up one’s belief’. Islam does not command that the non-Muslim compatriots should be forced to be Muslims. Is there a democracy more egalitarian than this? The bigots of science, the one group of our insidious enemies, accepting all the customs, fashions and immoral, exploiting, crushing movements in Europe and America, try to spread them among youngsters. As for Islam, they never mention it as if it were a guilt that should be covered, or they regard it heavy and horrible as if it were a crushing burden. On the other hand, some others say that religion is necessary for possessing a sound society and unity and it should be adapted to the present time and Islam should be cleared of superstitions. However, there is no superstition in the books of the Ahl as-Sunna scholars. There are – 9 –

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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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    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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    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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