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What DID Imam Ghazali say?

Part 2 of 2 – On those kuffaar/mushrikiin who NEVER received the da’wah and message of Islam and/or heard of Rasulullah ﷺ

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

A californian contended that Imam Ghazali was of the opinion that people outside of Islam can possibly attain salvation, and that he adheres to it.

Firstly dear Muslims – ‘Aqaid are NEVER based on the opinions of scholars or anyone, but rather based on unambiguous verses of the Quran and the Holy Prophet ﷺ. It is a crime against the noble Imam Al-Ghazali to suggest that he happened to have an “opinion” on a creedal matter, more so on a matter upon which the Quran says very clearly and unambiguously:

وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الإِسْلاَمِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

Translation of meaning: And who ever seeks a religion other than Islam, it shall NEVER be accepted from him, and he shall be of those who are doomed in the hereafter. [Holy Quran 3:85]

Secondly – Here is the quote attributed to Imam Ghazali (from his Faysal al-Tafriqa) that the californian has twisted to please his infidel brothers and sisters:

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بل أقول: إن أكثر نصارى الروم والترك في هذا الزمان تشملهم الرحمة إن شاء الله تعالى: أعني الذين هم في أقاصي الروم والترك، ولم تبلغهم الدعوة، فإنهم ثلاثة أصناف:

 صنف: لم يبلغهم اسم محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم أصلاً، فهم معذورون.

 وصنف: بلغهم اسمه ونعته، وما ظهر عليه من المعجزات، وهم المجاورون لبلاد الإسلام، والمخالطون لهم، وهم الكفار الملحدون.

 وصنف: ثالث بين الدرجتين، بلغهم اسم محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم، ولم يبلغهم نعته وصفته، بل سمعوا أيضاً منذ الصبا أن كذاباً ملبساً اسمه محمد ادعى النبوة، كما سمع صبياننا أن كذاباً يقال له المقفع، ادعى أن الله بعثه وتحدى بالنبوة كاذباً.

 فهؤلاء عندي في معنى الصنف الأول، فإنهم مع أنهم سمعوا اسمه، سمعوا ضد أوصافه، وهذا لا يحرك داعية النظر في الطلب.

But I say: Indeed, the majority of the christian Romans and Turks of these times shall be included in the mercy in-sha-Allah. I imply the people who reside in the distant regions of Rome and Turkey, and the da’wah [of Islam] has not reached them. These people then, are of three categories:

[One] Category: Even the name “Muhammad”, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, did not reach them. Then they have an excuse.

And [a second] category: His [our Master Rasulullah ] name and accolades reached them; and what was manifest upon him [] as miracles, and they live conjoined to the lands of Islam, and interact with them [i.e., Muslims]. And they are defiant infidels. 

And a category: the third one, between these two [mentioned above]; The name “Muhammad”, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, reached them; but his [ﷺ] accolades and attributes did not reach them; on the contrary, since childhood they heard [none other than], ‘there is a liar by the name of Muhammad [al-'eyadhu biLlah] who claims prophethood” – as our children have [rightly] heard about a liar called muqaffa’, he claimed that Allah sent him, and challenged people to disprove his claim to prophethood. 

These people then are in the implication [i.e., jurisdiction] of the first category of people; for even though they heard his name, they heard the opposite of his attributes, and this [misinformation] will not goad them to seek further.

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Before we go on to examine Imam Ghazali’s quote and the disgraceful butchering of it by the californian, a couple of things should be noted here:

Rahmah or mercy does not necessarily refer to paradise, but rather protection from fire alone is a great mercy. Just being annihilated is a great mercy, as proven by the sayings of our Master ‘Umar, radzi Allahu ‘anhu:

عن عمر بن الخطاب  أنه سمع رجلاًًً يقرأ : هل أتى على الإنسان حين  من الدهر لم يكن شيئاًً مذكورا ، فقال عمر ليتها تمت

الدر المنثور - السيوطي

It has been narrated through ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab [radzi Allahu 'anhu] that he heard a man reciting [the verse 76:1 of the Quran, translation of meaning:] “Verily there has come a time upon man such that he was in utter oblivion”; and ‘Umar [ibn al-Khattab] said, “If only this eventuates”

عن عبد الله بن عامر بن ربيعة قال : رأيت عمر بن الخطاب أخذ تبنة من الأرض ، فقال ليتني كنت هذه التبنة ، ليتني لم أخلق ، ليت أمي لم تلدني ، ليتني لم أك شيئاًً ، ليتني كنت نسياً منسياً

الطبقات الكبرى - إبن سعد

It has been narrated through ‘Abd-Allah bin ‘Aamir bin Rabee’ah, he said: I saw ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab [radzi Allahu 'anhu], he took a blade of hay from the ground, and said, “I wish I was this blade of hay! I wish I wasn’t created! I wish my mother never gave birth to me! I wish I was nothing! I wish I was obliterated!”

Sayyidina ‘Umar’s saying validates the statement of Imam Rabbani that those kafirs who NEVER heard of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ or Islam, they shall be annihilated into oblivion [according to his interpretation of the texts], as Islam is a REQUISITE to enter paradise as is openly stated in the Quran, and the place for accepting Islam is this world. (Click Here to read the letter). His statement establishes the fact that being rendered non-existent is indeed also an unimaginable mercy in itself.

Of course, there are other interpretations on this matter of people who NEVER heard of Islam, by other scholars too, which state that those disbelievers in Islam who did not hear of the Prophet or his call to worship Allah alone, shall be presented the message and tested on the Day of Judgment itself – this is an interpretation Imam Rabbani does not subscribe to, as mentioned in his letter linked above.

Of course none of the interpretations of the noble scholars contradict the Quran and Sunnah, as the Quran itself states:

وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّىٰ نَبْعَثَ رَسُولً

Translation of meaning: And We would not punish until We send a messenger. [Holy Quran 17:15]

and the hadiith states:

وَالَّذِي نَفْسُ مُحَمَّدٍ بِيَدِهِ لَا يَسْمَعُ بِي أَحَدٌ مِنْ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةِ يَهُودِيٌّ وَلَا نَصْرَانِيٌّ ثُمَّ يَمُوتُ وَلَمْ يُؤْمِنْ بِالَّذِي أُرْسِلْتُ بِهِ إِلَّا كَانَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّار 

By The One who owns Muhammad’s life [i.e., Allah], there isn’t anyone from this nation [i.e., the people he is sent to preach to] jew or christian who has heard about me and he dies not believing in what I have been sent with, except that he is a companion of the inferno. (Sahiih Muslim)

Please note very carefully my usage of the word “interpretation” as opposed to “opinion” which is not the right word to use here.

Going back to the quote of Imam Ghazali, my questions to this person are:

Is Imam Ghazali talking generally about ALL infidels?

OR

Is Imam Ghazali talking only about those whom the Prophet’s name had not yet reached in his times?

Are we still living in Imam Ghazali’s times?

Has da’wah not progressed further since then?

IN OUR TIMES, are the people of distant lands of the kafir world not connected to the Muslim world through the media like internet, television, etc.?

How many people in these times have not heard of the name of our Master Rasulullah or his ennobled qualities, and his message to worship Allah alone?

How many people in these times have heard nothing but the opposite of the noble qualities of our Master Rasulullah  since childhood, and have never heard of his true qualities? 

MOST IMPORTANTLY – Based on what Imam Ghazali said in the quote above about the people who never heard about our Master Rasulullah ﷺ (or heard nothing other than the OPPOSITE of his noble attributes), how can you deduce a general, universal statement saying that ANY people outside of Islam can attain salvation?

What Imam Ghazali said is perfectly in line with the Quran and the hadith interpretations given by ALL Ahlus Sunnah scholars of Islam – that anyone who did not hear of our Master Rasulullah ﷺ or his message to worship Allah alone – he is the same as the people in the times of fatrah, and there are varying interpretations of scholars in regards to such a person who never heard of Allah’s Prophets.

A summarized tabulation of the above:

CLASS OF PEOPLE

AHLUS SUNNAH (ASH’ARI & MATURIDI)
BELIEF REGARDING THEM, BASED ON QURANIC VERSES AND SOUND HADIITH – IMAM
GHAZALI TOO HOLDS THIS BELIEF LIKE ALL AHLUS SUNNAH SCHOLARS

WHAT THE CALIFORNIAN SAYS:

Those who have heard the name of our Master Rasulullah and Islam,
and yet die outside of the religion of Islam –

Such people are damned kuffaar, they shall not attain any salvation or redemption or intercession. They are everlastingly doomed to suffer in the inferno.

No scholar of the Ahlus Sunnah including the noble Imam Al-Ghazali holds a belief contrary to this as it is based on explicit and unambiguous verses of the Quran, and rigorously authenticated and mass transmitted ahadiith.

See the verse 3:85 and the hadith quoted above.

 

 

He makes a general statement saying that there is a possibility of salvation outside of Islam and he attributes it to the noble Imam Al-Ghazali (may Allah sanctify his secret). IF he was referring to those people who have never heard of Islam or our Master Rasulullah, and die in such a state, he should state that qualification very categorically, and explain Imam Al-Ghazali’s true stance crystal clearly – or else he is only spreading misinformation that amounts to rejection of the Quran’s unambiguous verses.By making such a generalized and open-ended statement, he is very slyly lying against the Quran, Hadiith, and a legendary scholar of the Ahlus Sunnah in order to corrupt the ignorant masses’ basic belief or plant doubts in their hearts regarding it – all to please his kafir masters, thus cementing his status as a damned munaafiq.The damnation of Allah and His angels befalls the face of such a satan who ventures out to corrupt the beliefs of Muslims, notwithstanding simultaneously slandering and waging war against a noble waliyy of His! May Allah guide him to calling people towards His Tawhiid or grant this munaafiq a very painful death very soon and cleanse the earth of him. Aameen, by the tawassul of the Prophet ﷺ.

Those who have NEVER heard the name of our Master Rasulullah or
Islam, and die in that state –

The Ahlus Sunnah’s Ash’ari belief is that such people have an excuse that they never got the message and that in light of the verse 17:15, they can escape hellfire.Since the outcome of such people is not mentioned unambiguously, scholars have varying interpretations in regards to such people.Imam Rabbani’s interpretation is the soundest, which states that they shall be annihilated into non-existence, and shall neither enter everlasting inferno, nor everlasting paradise as Islam is a condition for entering paradise. As proven above from our Master ‘Umar’s saying and as common sense itself dictates, being rendered non-existent and not being thrown into the everlasting inferno is a great mercy in itself.Some other scholars’ interpretations of the texts indicate that that they shall be given the da’wah of Islam on judgment day itself and those who accept shall be saved, while those who reject shall be thrown into the inferno everlastingly. This is an interpretation that Imam Rabbani says does not appeal to him, as judgment day is the time for the establishment of results rather than the field of accountability as this earth is.

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The major million dollar questions to such a so called ‘scholar of Islam’ are:

Why are you not calling people to reject false religions and accept Allah’s Tawhiid and Islam?

Why are you not working to ensure that da’wah reaches every nook and cranny of the globe?

Why are you hobnobbing with the leaders of these false religions – openly asserting that you have no intentions to alter their convictions towards Islam, no intentions to refute & negate their filthy beliefs, and no intentions to do your part in ensuring that the sales of beer and pork rinds are eradicated and Allah’s Tawhiid is accepted with salah and zakat established on the entire planet?

If you say that you’re trying to spread Islam through your supposed good manners, adab, and good character as opposed to blunt refutation & negation of their putrid & false beliefs, openly and explicitly calling towards the fragrant purity of Allah’s Tawhiid – then – we ask you:

Are your good manners, adab, akhlaq, etc. better than those of our Master Rasulullah ﷺ and our father Ibrahim ‘alaihis salam? What does the Quran say about them? Did they not explicitly and openly break idols and call people to give up worshiping idols and give up all false religions and tell them to accept Allah as their God?

Did our Master Rasulullah ﷺ not openly tell the christians to give up the repugnant, false belief of trinity and accept our Master ‘Eisa, ‘alaihis salam, as Allah’s created slave & prophet, and himself as Allah’s Last Messenger?

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It is then proven beyond a shadow of doubt that the person is a liar and a fitnah-mongering munaafiq under the illusion of being a “Muslim scholar” (as are all other “scholars” like him and with him) - may Allah guide him to calling towards His Tawhiid or damn him for trying to extinguish His light by propagating blasphemies, worse yet by twisting the words of the noble imams of the Ahlus Sunnah like Al-Ghazali (may Allah sanctify his secret) and then preaching it as Islamic creed.

w-Allahu waliyy-ut-tawfeeq.

edit on 11 June 2014 – small translation error corrected. i missed the word “christian” from translation of Imam Ghazali’s quote.

 

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Challenge

A very popular utterance by many confused idiots / jaahils / munaafiqiin / zanaadiq:

” Not all nonMuslims can be called kuffaar. “

The Challenge:

1 - Bring forward the SHARI’AH’s definition (not linguistic definition from dictionary) of ‘kafir’ from Quran, Hadiith, and the sayings of sahaba and MUJTAHID scholars of Islam. In other words – WHO – do the Quran, Hadiith, and the sayings of sahaba and MUJTAHID scholars of Islam – call as ‘kafir’?

2 - Islamic knowledge is based in Arabic. Bring forward the ARABIC Shari’ah term for all these people who are “nonMuslim but not kafir” from the Quran, Hadiith, and the sayings of sahaba and MUJTAHID scholars of Islam.

3 - Bring forward the SHARIAH’s definition (once again, not a linguistic one) for whatever Arabic word you answer in regards to question 2 – from the Quran, Hadiith, and the sayings of the sahaba and mujtahid scholars of Islam. In other words – WHO – do the Quran, Hadiith, and the sayings of sahaba and MUJTAHID scholars of Islam – call as [your Arabic word based on SHARI'AH TERMINOLOGY for 'nonMuslim but not kafir']?

4 - Finally, bring forward the SHARI’AH’s definition for who or what is a “believer” – from the Quran, Hadiith, and sayings of sahaba & MUJTAHID scholars.

You need to bring forward the original quote, name of the book, name of author and page number. A scan would be much appreciated. In case of Quranic verses and ahaadiith, YOUR & CONTEMPORARY scholars’ explanations & commentary DO NOT COUNT. You need to bring forward the verse/hadiith IN ARABIC, with the English translation, AND the ARABIC explanations and commentary from SAHABA & MUJTAHID SCHOLARS, with English translations, and of course state the name of book, name of author, and page number.

The day someone brings a TO-THE-POINT answer to the above challenge, without avoiding the direct questions, I will take back the insult of calling such people “confused person / jaahil / munaafiq / zindiiq” and apologize on this same blog. Until then, you DESERVE one of those names FOR SURE.

Dear convert brothers and sisters, please note that the above does not apply to you as you are in the learning phase of Islam and your desire for knowledge and the right answers is nothing but PRAISEWORTHY.

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In the mean time, for the sensible Muslim brothers and sisters, just as a reassurance, please see below for proofs on:

Q: Who is a kafir (infidel / disbeliever)?

A: ANYONE who does not accept our Master Rasulullah as Allah’s last & final messenger, he is a kafir, and every kafir is promised everlasting hellfire by Allah in the Quran, lest he become Muslim before dying.

I am copying and pasting the proofs that I have stated in another page of this blog, and also linking to more posts on the same topic. It’s a sad day in Islam, when we have to clear doubts posed by resounding ignoramuses on something as basic as who is a Muslim and who is a kafir. 

Rasulullah ﷺ CLEARLY stated that any jew or christian who heard of him, and yet did not believe in Islam – he will everlastingly suffer in hellfire.

وَالَّذِي نَفْسُ مُحَمَّدٍ بِيَدِهِ لَا يَسْمَعُ بِي أَحَدٌ مِنْ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةِ يَهُودِيٌّ وَلَا نَصْرَانِيٌّ ثُمَّ يَمُوتُ وَلَمْ يُؤْمِنْ بِالَّذِي أُرْسِلْتُ بِهِ إِلَّا كَانَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّار 

By The One who owns Muhammad’s life [i.e., Allah], there isn’t anyone from this nation [i.e., the people he is sent to preach to] jew or christian who has heard about me and he dies not believing in what I have been sent with, except that he is a companion of the inferno. (Sahiih Muslim)

Imam Nawawi says in his commentary on this hadith:

وقوله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – لا يسمع بي أحد من هذه الأمة أي ممن هو موجود في زمني وبعدي إلى يوم القيامة فكلهم يجب عليه الدخول في طاعته وإنما ذكر اليهودي والنصراني تنبيها على من سواهما وذلك لأن اليهود والنصارى لهم كتاب فإذا كان هذا شأنهم مع أن لهم كتابا فغيرهم ممن لا كتاب له أولى والله أعلم

… and his saying ‘there isn’t anyone from this nation [i.e., the people he is sent to preach to] who has heard about me’ refers to ALL people from his own times until the day of judgment, and it is imperative that they accept his following; and indeed, the mentioning of jews and christians is a warning to those other than them too, for they have a book; for if this is said in relation to them who had received books, then the others who do not even have a book [i.e., kafirs other than jews and christians] are more primarily [i.e., severely] warned; and Allah knows best. (Sharh of Sahiih Muslim by Imam An-Nawawi)

In other words, like ALL scholars of Islam, Imam Nawawi says that christians and jews are rather the beginning of kafirs, that is, despite having been given books previously, they too are kafirs, and indeed the others are only worse and severe kafirs.

See below for verses and some ahadiith.

1)

وَمَنْ لَمْ يُؤْمِنْ بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ فَإِنَّا أَعْتَدْنَا لِلْكَافِرِينَ سَعِيرًا

Translation of meaning: And whoever does not believe in Allah and His Messenger, verily Allah has prepared for the kafirs a fire. [Holy Quran 48:13]

This verse ALONE is enough to establish directly from the Quran that whoever does not accept Allah’s Messenger, Muhammad, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, is a kafir.

2)

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْفُرُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يُفَرِّقُوا بَيْنَ اللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَيَقُولُونَ نُؤْمِنُ بِبَعْضٍ وَنَكْفُرُ بِبَعْضٍ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَّخِذُوا بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ سَبِيلًا

أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْكَافِرُونَ حَقًّا ۚ وَأَعْتَدْنَا لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابًا مُّهِينًا

وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَلَمْ يُفَرِّقُوا بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُمْ أُولَٰئِكَ سَوْفَ يُؤْتِيهِمْ أُجُورَهُمْ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا

Translation of meaning: Indeed, those who deny (i.e., commit kufr) Allah and His Messengers, and those who wish to separate Allah from His Messengers [i.e., those who claim to have belief in Allah but not in His Messengers] saying “we believe in some but we reject others”* and those who seek to establish a common ground between iman (faith) and kufr (disbelief) – they are patently kafirs**; and We have prepared for the kafirs a humiliating, painful punishment. And those who believe in Allah and His Messengers, and do not distinguish between any of the Messengers, they shall be given their due rewards, and Allah is the Most Forgiving Most Merciful. [Holy Quran 4:150-152]

* This verse is revealed in relation to jews and christians. the jews claim to believe in Abraham, Moses, and other prophets, but rejected ‘Jesus and our Master Muhammad, while the followers of Jesus claimed to believe in him but rejected Prophet Muhammad. salawatullahi ‘alal ambiyaai wal mursaleen.

** This means that rejection in even one single prophet is rejection of all of them. It also means that those who seek to establish a common ground between Islam and kufr are also kafirs and simply not Muslims.

3)

إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلَامُ ۗ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ

فَإِنْ حَاجُّوكَ فَقُلْ أَسْلَمْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّهِ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِ ۗ وَقُل لِّلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَالْأُمِّيِّينَ أَأَسْلَمْتُمْ ۚ فَإِنْ أَسْلَمُوا فَقَدِ اهْتَدَوا ۖ وَّإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيْكَ الْبَلَاغُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ

Translation of meaning: THE ONLY religion acceptable to Allah is Islam; and the people of the book (jews and christians)* should not dissent therefrom due to envy, after receiving knowledge**; and who ever disbelieves (commits kufr) in the signs of Allah, then indeed Allah will swiftly call them to account – And then if they argue with you [o beloved Prophet], then tell them: “I bow my head in Allah’s court” and say [o beloved Messenger] unto the people of the book and the unlettered ones***: “Do you too submit [by bowing your necks in Allah's court]?”  Then if they submit [by bowing their necks in Allah''s court, following you], they have achieved guidance; and if they turn [their faces] away, then your duty is only to propagate [the message], and Allah sees His slaves. [Holy Quran 3:19-20]

* This verse was revealed due to the jews and christians disputing the Messenger-hood of our Master Rasulullah.

** Indeed they have witnessed descriptions and prophecies in their own books regarding our Master Rasulullah, and had recognized our Master Rasulullah as being Allah’s Messenger who was prophesied in their own books. The reason for their dispute was envy and love of worldly riches and fame.

*** the unlettered ones here refers to the other Arabs who were not jews and christians.

4)

وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الإِسْلاَمِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

Translation of meaning: And who ever seeks a religion other than Islam, it shall NEVER be accepted from him, and he shall be of those who are doomed in the hereafter. [Holy Quran 3:85]

5)

فَإِنْ آمَنُواْ بِمِثْلِ مَا آمَنتُم بِهِ فَقَدِ اهْتَدَواْ وَّإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ فَإِنَّمَا هُمْ فِي شِقَاقٍ فَسَيَكْفِيكَهُمُ اللّهُ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

Translation of meaning: Then if they believe as you believe, they would have attained guidance; and if they turn back, then they are in pure schism; then [o beloved Prophet] Allah shall suffice you against them, and He is All-Hearing All-Knowing. [Holy Quran 2:137]

6)

قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لَسْتُمْ عَلَى شَيْءٍ حَتَّىَ تُقِيمُواْ التَّوْرَاةَ وَالإِنجِيلَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُم مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَلَيَزِيدَنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنْهُم مَّا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ طُغْيَانًا وَكُفْرًا فَلاَ تَأْسَ عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Translation of meaning: Say [o beloved Prophet]: O people of the book! “You are upon nothing unless you establish the Torah and the Injeel and ALL the revelation that has come to you from your Lord”* ; and indeed it is the revelation that has come to you from your Lord [o Messenger] that increases in most of them in mischievous obstinacy and kufr; but you do not worry [o beloved Messenger] over this nation of kafirs. [Holy Quran 5:68]

*  “ALL the revelation that has come to you from your Lord” refers to the Holy Quran. ALL the previous books contain prophesies regarding Prophet Muhammad and his noble description, peace be upon him, and command their followers to declare belief in him when he appears. Therefore, there can NEVER be true following of the Torah or the Injeel unless and until one accepts Prophet Muhammad and all that he brought with him.

 7)

الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالإِنْجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَآئِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالأَغْلاَلَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُواْ النُّورَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ أُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

Translation of meaning:Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find prophesied in the Torah and the Injeel [that] he [shall] command them to what is just and forbid them what is evil, and [he shall] make permissible on them what is pure and prohibit on them what is impure and [he shall] remove their burdens and the yokes upon them*. Then those who declare faith in him [being a Messenger] and honor him and help him and follow the light that has come with him**, are the ones who have attained victory. [Holy Quran 7:157]

* they had some strict commands that were difficult for them follow

** the light that has come with him refers to the Holy Quran, as per the exegetes explanations.

8)

مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاء عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاء بَيْنَهُمْ تَرَاهُمْ رُكَّعًا سُجَّدًا يَبْتَغُونَ فَضْلًا مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانًا سِيمَاهُمْ فِي وُجُوهِهِم مِّنْ أَثَرِ السُّجُودِ ذَلِكَ مَثَلُهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَمَثَلُهُمْ فِي الْإِنجِيلِ كَزَرْعٍ أَخْرَجَ شَطْأَهُ فَآزَرَهُ فَاسْتَغْلَظَ فَاسْتَوَى عَلَى سُوقِهِ يُعْجِبُ الزُّرَّاعَ لِيَغِيظَ بِهِمُ الْكُفَّارَ وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ مِنْهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

Translation of meaning: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him, are hard against kuffaar, [but] compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) rida. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Torah; and their similitude in the Injil: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the kuffaar with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great reward.[Holy Quran 48:29]

9)

وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُم مُّصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَمُبَشِّرًا بِرَسُولٍ يَأْتِي مِن بَعْدِي اسْمُهُ أَحْمَدُ فَلَمَّا جَاءهُم بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ قَالُوا هَذَا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ

Translation of meaning: And when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “o children of israel! I am Allah’s Messenger unto you, attesting the Torah before me, giving glad tidings of the prophet to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” And then when he [the prophet Ahmad, i.e., Muhammad] came to them with clear signs, they said, “this is open sorcery.”  [Holy Quran 61:6]

10)

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ جَمِيعًا الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ يُحْيِـي وَيُمِيتُ فَآمِنُواْ بِاللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ النَّبِيِّ الأُمِّيِّ الَّذِي يُؤْمِنُ بِاللّهِ وَكَلِمَاتِهِ وَاتَّبِعُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ

Translation of meaning: Say [o beloved Messenger]: “O people! I am Allah’s Messenger to ALL of you; it is Him to whom belongs the kingdoms of the heavens ad the earth, there is no god EXCEPT HIM, he grants life and death. Then declare belief in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and His commands- and follow him (the Messenger, the unlettered prophet) so that you may achieve guidance. [Holy Quran 7:158]

11)

الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْرِفُونَهُ كَمَا يَعْرِفُونَ أَبْنَاءهُمْ وَإِنَّ فَرِيقاً مِّنْهُمْ لَيَكْتُمُونَ الْحَقَّ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ

Translation of meaning: Those who have been given the book*, recognize him [the last Messenger] as they recognize their sons, and indeed, there is a group amongst them that knowingly conceals the truth. [Holy Quran 2:146]

* refers to the people of the book and their elders.

12)

وَلَمَّا جَاءهُمْ كِتَابٌ مِّنْ عِندِ اللّهِ مُصَدِّقٌ لِّمَا مَعَهُمْ وَكَانُواْ مِن قَبْلُ يَسْتَفْتِحُونَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَلَمَّا جَاءهُم مَّا عَرَفُواْ كَفَرُواْ بِهِ فَلَعْنَةُ اللَّه عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ

Translation of meaning: And when a book comes to them from Allah (i.e., the Quran) that confirms that which exists in their own book* (i.e., the Torah), and previously [by the virtue of the prophet to arrive] they had prayed** for victory against the disbelievers [of the previous scriptures]; and when [that prophet] known to them [by their scriptures] reached them, they disbelieved*** in him (i.e., committed kufr); then Allah’s curse be on the kafirs. [Holy Quran 2:89]

* This verse is in relation to jews. “That which exists in their own books” refers to the descriptions of the qualities and prophesies in the Torah regarding our Master Rasulullah ﷺ. (Khazin)

** Before our Master Rasulullah ﷺ arrived, these same people, the jews, used to pray to Allah to grant them victory against the disbelievers [in Seyyidina Musa and the Torah] by virtue of the noble prophet yet to arrive, i.e., our Master Rasulullah, since he has been abundantly prophesied in their scriptures in their uncorrupted form.

*** this disbelief was due to envy towards our Master Rasulullah ﷺ and love of worldly wealth and status.

13)

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِ

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ خَيْرُ الْبَرِيَّةِ

Translation of meaning: Indeed those who disbelieve* from the people of the book, and the polytheists/pagans, they shall be in the fire of hell, therein to abide for ever; they are the worst of creation. Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds, they are the best of creatures. [Holy Quran 98:6-7]

* As is established by the verses above, that disbelief is to disbelieve in ANY Messenger of Allah. Anyone who disbelieves in the Prophethood of our Master Rasulullah, is a kafir – be he a jew or a christian or anyone.

14)

يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِآيَاتِ اللّهِ وَأَنتُمْ تَشْهَدُونَ

Translation of meaning: O people of the book! Why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah even though you are witnesses yourselves*. [Holy Quran 3:70]

 * and your books contain the praise and description of the Prophet [Muhammad ﷺ] and you know that he is a truthful prophet and the religion he teaches is the truth.

15)

قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِآيَاتِ اللّهِ وَاللّهُ شَهِيدٌ عَلَى مَا تَعْمَلُونَ

 Translation of meaning: You say: O people of the book! Why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah*? And all that you do is known to Allah. [Holy Quran 3:98]

 * that testify to the truthfulness of the Prophet [Muhammad ﷺ]

16)

وَقَالُوا كُونُوا هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَىٰ تَهْتَدُوا ۗ قُلْ بَلْ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا ۖ وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

Translation of meaning: And they [people of the book] say ‘be jew or Christian and you shall attain guidance’. You say, ‘Rather we adopt the ways of Ibrahiim, who was bereft of all falsehood and he was not from the pagans’* [Holy Quran 2:135]

* This contains a rebuking on the jews and christians that you are pagans/kafirs and so your claims of following the ways of Ibrahiim, peace be upon him, are void, and after that Muslims were addressed to tell the jews and christians [as stated in verse 2:136]

17) Rasulullah ﷺ cursed jews and christians:

لَعْنَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَى الْيَهُودِ وَالنَّصَارَى اتَّخَذُوا قُبُورَ أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ مَسَاجِدَ

Allah’s curse be on the jews and christians, they took the graves of their prophets as places of prostration (Sunan An-Nisaaiy)

18) Rasulullah ﷺ expressed disdain towards jews and christians:

 مَنْ لَمْ يَمْنَعْهُ عَنْ الْحَجِّ حَاجَةٌ ظَاهِرَةٌ ، أَوْ سُلْطَانٌ جَائِرٌ ، أَوْ مَرَضٌ حَابِسٌ ، فَمَاتَ وَلَمْ يَحُجَّ ، فَلْيَمُتْ إِنْ شَاءَ يَهُودِيًّا ، وَإِنْ شَاءَ نَصْرَانِيًّا

The one who is not deterred by a genuine need, or an unjust ruler, or a disabling illness, and he is dying without performing the Hajj, then he may die a jew if he wishes, or if he wishes a christian. (Sunan Daarimi)

This alone is an excellent indication that jews and christians are NOT accepted in Allah’s court. The enemies of Islam pretending to be Muslim scholars cannot play with rhetoric here twisting the context like they do at other instances saying “oh, but that’s only in case of war” or “but that is only said in regards to some rabbis” and so on. This hadiith VERY CLEARLY just expresses Rasulullah’s ﷺ disdain for jews and christians in a blanket form. The context is Hajj, as is clear, and the Master ﷺ says that anyone who is capable to go for Hajj and doesn’t, then he might as well die a jew or a christian and expresses dissociation from such a person. The manner of expression in the hadith expresses nothing BUT disdain and unacceptance of jews and christians.

19) Rasulullah ﷺ commanded to do the opposite of jews and Christians. Plentiful are the ahadith that state such. This is but one example.

إِنَّ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى لَا يَصْبُغُونَ فَخَالِفُوهُمْ

The jews and christians do not dye (their hair and beard), therefore you do the opposite of it. (Sahiih Bukhariy)

If Muslims and jews and christians are equal, why will we be commanded to not behave like them in matters exclusive to them in a multitude of ahadiith.

20) Please see the qualities of the Muslims amongst each other as stated in verse 48:29 presented above. If the jews and christians were not kafirs, would our Master Rasulullah command thus in regards to them forbidding us to honor them?

لا تبدؤا الْيَهُودَ ولا النَّصَارَى بِالسَّلَامِ فإذا لَقِيتُمْ أَحَدَهُمْ في طَرِيقٍ فَاضْطَرُّوهُ إلى أَضْيَقِهِ

Do not initiate the salam with jews and christians, and if you meet them in the street, then force them to take the narrowest path. (Sahiih Muslim)

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Our Master Rasulullah’s ﷺ messengerhood abrogates ALL previous nations [that is, the nations following the laws of previous prophets and their books].

Of course the one who has NEVER heard of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ or Islam, he has an excuse with him UNTIL he hears about him ﷺ. If he worships the sun or the moon or idols or does not believe in Allah, HE TOO is a kafir/mushrik, but he is not mukallaf (accountable), UNTIL he hears about the Prophet ﷺ and Allah’s Tawhiid. See this letter by Imam Rabbani for more info on such people. Click Here

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To refresh your memory and see further quotes from CLASSICAL MUJTAHID SCHOLARS of Islam, please see the below:

See what erudite Hanafi scholar Imam Abu Bakr Al-Jassas says - Click Here

See what Imam Ghazali says - Click Here

See what Qadi ‘Ayyad says here in his Ash-Shifa, regarding those who do not accept someone outside of Islam as a kafir - Click Here

Think about who jizyah would be imposed upon in these times, if ever there was an Islamic state. People’s awareness and information levels in these times are far more than the kafirs in the past times - Click Here

Read this very well and see what scholars say in regards to people of other faiths, and also notice how zanaadiq and hypocrites misrepresent the meanings of the Quran - Click Here

Read this verse and its tafsir which clearly state that christians and jews are kafirs, others only being worse, and once again see how the kafirs pretending to be Muslim scholars distort the meanings of the verses of the Quran - Click Here

Related verse & tafsiir on the same topic as above link - Click Here

Read the explanations by scholars of tafsiir here on the fact that IN MATTERS OF BELIEF ahl al-kitab, kafir, mushrik is one and the same thing. Only in matters of fiqh, marrying their dhimmi women or eating their slaughter, christians and jews have different rulings. They are called ahl al-kitab only because the Prophets that they claim to associate with, were indeed given books by Allah. - Click Here

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There is an unending list of evidences from the Quran, Sunnah, words of sahaba and MUJTAHID scholars on who is a kafir and who is not. The above would more than suffice as a convincing snapshot of evidences for someone genuine who works to please Allah, as opposed to someone who wears the leash of his kafir masters on his neck.

Those satanists who seek to pplease their kafir masters and dilute the beliefs of Muslims, shall NEVER succeed and they are only buying hellfire with their own hands when they set out to make such ludicrous claims on the VERY BASICS of Islam. May Allah curse their faces. 

In sha Allah in due time, EVEN more shall be come on this topic that will EXPOSE the filthy swine who pretend to be scholars of Islam in the skin of lambs (this thing is so basic, the entire literature of Islam will testify to it, yet sadly, for Muslims who only know English, these zanaadiq try their best to confuse their minds and plant doubts in their hearts, la’anahumuLlah). 

And Allah Alone grants success, and there is no success except by Him.

Was-Salam. 

 

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Letter 259 – Volume 1, Book 4

Part 1 of 2 – On those kuffaar/mushrikiin who NEVER received the da’wah and message of Islam and/or heard of Rasulullah ﷺ

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

I had wanted to synthesize this letter from Imam Rabbani along with a few other senior scholarly quotes to present a comprehensively critical analysis on the topic.

However, procrastination and other commitments got the better of me, in addition to concerns about the planned long post/topic becoming too lengthy and terse to be digested in one go by the novice reader.

Therefore I am presenting this topic in 2 parts. Each part is both a stand alone analysis, as well as connects perfectly well with the other part. 

This topic is crucial in diffusing some of the confusion caused by the hypocrites pretending to be scholars of Islam. Further on how the hypocrites cause confusion abusing this topic, will be said later in the other part, bi idhniLlah. 

In sha Allah, it shall be of benefit to the reader.

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 259 STARTS ———————————————————–

On the benefits of [Allah's] sending messengers and that in the realization of Wajib Al-Wujuud Ta’ala the mind is unsteady, and on the special judgment that pertains to the people of the mountains, the mushrikiin of the times of fatrah [between the arrival of two prophets], and the children of the mushrikin [i.e., all kafirs] of dar al-harb, and investigation into prophets being sent to the land of India in the previous nations – and the necessary elucidation pertaining to it – penned towards Makhduumzadah Khawajah Muhammad Sa’eed, qaddasa sirrahu, who is a melting pot of both ‘aqli [i.e., logical and rational, pertaining to the intellect] and naqli [i.e., transferred and taught through authentic chains of narration] knowledges and  superior affinities [to/from mashayekh]:

الحمد لله الذى هدانا و ما كنا لنهتدى لو لا ان هدانا الله لقد جآءت رسل ربنا بالحق

All praise is due to Allah Alone Who guided us, and never would we have been guided had Allah not guided us. Verily, the messengers of our Lord have come with the truth.

Through what discourse can one thank the blessing of the sending of the messengers, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam, and through which heart can such a bliss be acknowledged to the extent of its rightful due, and where are those limbs that can recompense the dues of this supremely exalted blessing by doing righteous deeds. If these most exalted of men did not exist, who would have guided us nincompoops towards the existence of The Creator and His Tawhid.

Philosophers of ancient greece, despite being big thinkers, could not be guided towards the existence of The Creator and attributed the existence of the universe to time, but when the sun of the da’wah of the prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam, came up, shining bright, then the latter ones of the philosophers refuted the religion of their earlier ones by the blessings of the light brought by the da’wah of the prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam – and accepted the existence of The Creator, Jalla Shanahu, and evidenced the proofs for the existence of Haqq Ta’ala. Indeed, our minds are dimmed from this task [of giving the proofs of the existence of Haqq Ta'ala] without following the lights of the prophethood and our understandings and influences are alienated from this matter without the auspices of the prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam. Then, it is puzzling what indication our Maturidi masters have taken on some matters like the autonomy of the mind in evidencing the existence of The Creator and His Tawhid, that they have deemed the mushrik people of the mountains as accountable for both of these, that is, the evidencing of the existence of The Creator and His Tawhid, even if the da’wah of messengers has not reached them, and in both of these, have ruled disbelief and stated everlastingness in the hellfire for them. But, we do not understand the ruling of disbelief and everlastingness in hellfire unless it is after clear communication and establishing sound evidence through the sending of prophets. Indeed, there is no doubt that the mind is one of the evidences pointing towards the existence of Allah, but its evidencing does not contain such soundness of proving, that such a severe punishment may be bestowed.

Question: If the dweller of mountains, who is an idol worshiper, doesn’t stay everlastingly in hellfire, then he will go to heaven, and this too is not possible because entering heaven is forbidden on idol worshipers and their abode is hell. Allah Ta’ala, narrating about Sayyidina “Eisa, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihis salam, states:

مَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوَاهُ النَّارُ

[Translation of meaning]: … Whoever commits shirk against Allah, Allah has forbidden paradise on him, and hellfire is his abode. [Holy Quran 5:72]

and between paradise and hellfire, no other outlet is proven; and even the people of A’araf [1] shall enter heaven after a few days. Indeed then, everlastingness is either in heaven or hell.

This question truly is very difficult. The noble son [Khawajah Makhduum Sa'eed] knows that for a long time this question has been repeated to this ascetic and he hadn’t obtained a satisfactory answer. And whatever the author of Futuhat Al-Makkiyah has stated in response to this question, and proven the sending of prophets on the day of judgment for the da’wah of these people, and their fate in heaven or hell being decided at the acceptance or rejection of that da’wah, is not appreciated and liked by this ascetic – because the hereafter is the domain of results and not the domain of accountability that a prophet needs to be sent therein. After a long time, Haqq Ta’ala blessed me and helped solve this mystery. It was spiritually manifested (through kashf) that these people shall neither stay everlastingly in paradise nor hellfire. Instead, after the rising on the day of judgment and giving accounts, they shall be punished for their sins, and after paying off all rights [i.e., establishing justice], they too shall be annihilated and rendered completely non-existent, just like the animals who are non-accountable. Who shall everlastingness be for and who shall attain everlastingness, when this strange realization was presented in the court of the prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam, they all testified in its favor and accepted it. And the knowledge is with Allah, Subhanahu.

This ascetic finds it quite disturbing that Haqq Ta’ala, despite His Supreme Mercy & Grace, without the sending of clear information through prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam, and only on the basis of the slave’s judgment of mind [regarding His existence], in which there is a great room for mistakes and errors, would send his slave to hellfire, and arrest him in everlasting punishment [as Al-Maturidiy's madhab indicates to a degree]. Since it is unacceptable to state that they will be rewarded in everlasting heaven despite shirk, as Al-Ash’ari’s madhab [along with Al-Maturidiy's] proves and since there is no detour between heaven and hell, then the truth really is that which has been spiritually inspired (ilham) to me, that such a person, on the day of judgment, shall be rendered non-existent, after the settling of accounts. And according to the ascetic, the same ruling also applies to the children of the mushrikiin of dar al-harb [who die as children] because entering paradise is dependent on belief, whether that belief is based on original seeking [as would be the case of people who investigate into Islam and then believe] or on subordinated following [as is the case with people born into Muslim families] even though such following is [only] manifested in dar al-Islam, likewise is the case with the children of the ahl al-dhimmah [who die as children], but in their case, belief absolutely doesn’t apply, therefore, their entering heaven is inconceivable, while entering hellfire and staying there everlastingly for a mushrik too is dependent on disbelief being established after accountability, and this too, doesn’t apply in their case. Therefore, their ruling is similar to that of animals, that after being brought back to life, and the accounts being settled and their rights normalized, they shall be annihilated into non-existence. And the same ruling also applies in the case of those mushrikiin who were present in the times of fatrah of prophets [which is the time period between two prophets] and they did not have the opportunity to see the da’wah of any prophet at all.

Beloved son! As much as this ascetic observes and expands his vision, he doesn’t find any single place where our Beloved Prophet’s, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam, da’wah hasn’t reached. In fact, it feels that just like sunshine, the lights of the da’wah of our Master, ‘alaihis salatu was salam, have reached every place, so much so that it has even reached Yajuuj & Majuuj (Gog & Magog) who are behind a wall. And observing the previous nations, we come to know that such places are very few where a prophet was not sent; so much so that the land of India too, which seems quite alienated from this matter, was also sent prophets, and they have made da’wah towards The Creator, Jalla Shanahu. And in some cities of India, it is felt that the lights of the prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam, are like torches in the pitch darkness of shirk. If someone wants to be certain, then he can be certain and see there is such a prophet that no one followed him at all and no one accepted his da’wah, and there is such a prophet that just one person declared belief on him, and some prophets’ following only amounted to two people, while for some others three people declared belief. A following of more than three people who declared belief on a prophet of India doesn’t seem apparent, that four people might have formed a prophet’s ummah. And whatever the elders of the kuffaar of India have written regarding the existence of Wajib Al-Wujuud Ta’ala and His Attributes, expressing His non-similitude [to creation] and sanctifying Him, as all been taken from the lights of prophethood, because in the previous nations, in everyone’s times, at least one prophet was definitely sent, who has informed of the existence of Wajib Al-Wujuud Ta’ala and its proofs, and regarding His non-similitude and sanctifying Him. If these exalted men did not exist, then how would the blind and disabled intellects of these destitutes wallowing in the darkness of kufr and sin, have attained the wealth of guidance. The lacking intellects of these idiots rule their own selves as worthy of lordship, and do not prove any god other than themselves, as the pharaoh of Egypt had said:

مَا عَلِمْتُ لَكُم مِّنْ إِلَٰهٍ غَيْرِي

[Translation of meaning]: “I don’t know for you a lord other than myself” [Holy Quran 28:38]

and he also said that

لَئِنِ اتَّخَذْتَ إِلَٰهًا غَيْرِي لَأَجْعَلَنَّكَ مِنَ الْمَسْجُونِينَ

[Translation of meaning]: “If you make anyone a god other than me, I shall imprison you” [Holy Quran 26:29]

And when the prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam, informed them that there is The Wajib Al-Wujuud Creator for the universe, then some from amongst these miserably ill-fated people, due to their ugly inclinations, proved that The Creator exists, as a matter of imitation [of the prophets] and pretending [themselves to be like prophets] alleged that He [The Creator] dwells within themselves and based on such blasphemous reasoning, called people to worship themselves.

تعالى الله عما يقول الظالمون علوا كبيرا

Exalted is Allah from what the transgressors [2] say, [by an] infinitely great exaltation.

Here, no idiot should question that if the land of India was sent prophets, then the information of them being sent, would have definitely reached us; in fact, that news would have been almost mass transmitted due to multiple da’wahs. If this is not the case, then that [prophets being sent to India] isn’t either.

In reply to this, we say that the da’wah of these sent prophets was not universal. In fact, someone’s da’wah was to just meant for one people while someone else’s was restricted to a mere village or city. And it is possible that Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala might have blessed a person in a nation or a village with this blessing [of prophethood] and that person would have called the people of that nation or village towards the realization of The Creator, and would have forbidden them from worship of other than Haqq Ta’ala, and the people of that nation or village might have denied him and might have considered him lowly and ignorant, and when the denial and belying would have exceeded all bounds, the the help of Haqq Ta’ala would have come and destroyed them.

Likewise, after some time, another prophet might have been sent to a nation or village, and that prophet too would have enacted the same affair with the people of that nation or village as was done by the previous prophet, and people would have treated the latter prophet too as they did the previous ones. On this analogy, it could have been perpetuating.

In the land of India, plentiful signs of villages and cities being destroyed are found. Even though these people have been destroyed, but those words of da’wah remained amongst their contemporaries.

وَجَعَلَهَا كَلِمَةً بَاقِيَةً فِي عَقِبِهِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

[Translation of meaning]: And the word has been maintained safely behind so that they may perchance return [to the right path]. [Holy Quran 43:28]

The news about these prophets sent [to India] would have reached us only if a lot of people were their followers and if a strong following was established. If one person came, and left after doing da’wah for a few days, and no one accepted him, and then another one came and he too did the same thing, and only one person believed with him, and with the third [prophet], a mere two or three people believed, then how could the news have spread and become common. And the kuffaar were all obstinate upon denial and they used to belie those who opposed the religions of their forefathers – then who would have passed [the information] on, and to whom!

Secondly, words like ‘nubuwwah’ (prophethood), ‘risalah’ (messengerhood) and ‘payghamber’ (prophet/messenger), were present in the Arabic and Persian languages due to being common to the da’wah of these Prophets and our Prophet, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaihimus salatu was salam, and these words were not present in the Indian language, that the prophets sent to India might have been called “nabi” or “rasuul” or “payghamber” and have been remembered by these titles. 

And furthermore, in response to this question, we state as a contraposition, that even if prophets were not sent to India and even if they did not receive da’wah in their mother tongue – then the ruling on them being that of the people of mountains – that despite their rebellion [against the truth] and claims of godhood, they shall not enter hellfire and shall not be in everlasting punishment – is neither acceptable to the sound mind nor does the rightful spiritual manifestation (kashf) testify to it, because we see some of these dejected, rebellious lowlives in the center of hellfire.

والله اعلم بحقيقة الحال – و السلام

And Allah alone knows the reality of the state. Was-Salam.

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[1] - Regarding the people of A’araf, they are mentioned in verses 7:46 – 7:49. In fact the Surah itself is called Surah A’araf. The case of the people of A’araf is both slightly off topic to the discussion at hand, as well as pertinent. The verses, the translations of their meanings, and some basic extracts from tafsiir books regarding the verses are given below.

وَبَيْنَهُمَا حِجَابٌ وَعَلَى الأَعْرَافِ رِجَالٌ يَعْرِفُونَ كُلاًّ بِسِيمَاهُمْ وَنَادَوْاْ أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ أَن سَلاَمٌ عَلَيْكُمْ لَمْ يَدْخُلُوهَا وَهُمْ يَطْمَعُونَ

Between them (heaven and hell) shall be a curtain (and this is what is called the A’araf), and on the A’araf will be men* who would know everyone (people of both sides) by the mark [on his forehead]**: they will call out to the Companions of the Garden, “peace on you”: they [i.e., people of A’araf] would not have entered [heaven, yet], but they will have an assurance [of it]. [Holy Quran 7:46]

*As to who exactly the “People of A’araf” will be, there are many different sayings of the mufassireen (exegetes). One is that they shall be those Muslims whose good deeds will be equal to their bad deeds and they shall be stationed on the A’araf. When they look towards the people of paradise, they shall greet them with the salam, when they look towards the people of hellfire, they shall plea to Allah “Our Lord! Do not gather us with the transgressors” and eventually shall enter Jannah.

 Another saying is that the Muslims who were martyred in jihad, but they earned their parents’ displeasure (which is a major sin), they shall be stationed onto the A’araf.

 Another saying says that those Muslims whose one parent is pleased with them, but another one is displeased with them, shall be kept in the A’araf. From all of this [preceding descriptions] we know that the status of the Ahl Al-A’araf (people of A’araf) is less than that of the Ahl Al-Jannah (people of Jannah).

 Mujahid (a senior exegete from the salaf) says that the A’araf shall contain the peacemakers, the pious, the scholars and those who bore hardships – and it shall be for the purpose that people witness the virtues and honor bestowed onto them.

 Another saying says that the prophets shall be assembled onto the A’araf and on that high platform they shall be given distinction above ALL of the people present on the day of judgment, and their virtues and esteemed statuses will be made manifest, so that both people of heaven and people of hellfire see them; and so that they [the prophets] assess all of their [the heaven people’s and hell people’s] states and the rewards and punishments handed out to them.

According to these sayings, the People of A’araf will be the top echelon of the people who shall enter heaven, as they are more esteemed in status than other heaven dwellers.

There is no problem with all these sayings, as it may well be possible that people of all categories might be stationed onto the A’araf with a different wisdom behind the stationing of every individual category [of people].

 ** from amongst both the heaven people and the hell people. The heaven people’s faces shall be white and shiny and fresh. The hellfire’s people’s faces shall be dark, and eyes blue. Such are their signs

وَإِذَا صُرِفَتْ أَبْصَارُهُمْ تِلْقَاء أَصْحَابِ النَّارِ قَالُواْ رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مَعَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

And when their eyes [i.e., of the people of A’araf] turn towards the people of hellfire, they will say: “Our Lord! Do not gather us with the transgressors.” [Holy Quran 7:47]

وَنَادَى أَصْحَابُ الأَعْرَافِ رِجَالاً يَعْرِفُونَهُمْ بِسِيمَاهُمْ قَالُواْ مَا أَغْنَى عَنكُمْ جَمْعُكُمْ وَمَا كُنتُمْ تَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

The people of A’araf will call to certain men [from amongst the kuffaar] whom they will know from the marks [on their foreheads], saying: “Of what benefit to you is your accumulated wealth and your boastfulness? [Holy Quran 7:48]

أَهَـؤُلاء الَّذِينَ أَقْسَمْتُمْ لاَ يَنَالُهُمُ اللّهُ بِرَحْمَةٍ ادْخُلُواْ الْجَنَّةَ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْكُمْ وَلاَ أَنتُمْ تَحْزَنُونَ

 [The people of A’araf will address the kuffaar, and point towards the poor Muslims and ask] Are these not the men [whom you considered worthless in the world] and you swore in regards to them that Allah would not show them any Mercy [- have a good look with what honor and bliss they are staying in heaven]? [They have been told:] ‘Enter Jannah: there is no fear upon you, and don’t you grieve.’” [Holy Quran 7:49]

[2] - On transgressors, the Quran says:

وَالْكَافِرُونَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

  [Translation of meaning]: … and the kafirs, THEY are the transgressors. [Holy Quran 2:254]

CONCLUSION FROM IMAM RABBANI’S LETTER:

1. ONLY & ONLY ISLAM can take one to paradise.

2. Those mushrikiin who NEVER got the message of Islam, don’t have Islam. So they can’t be considered as those who shall enter paradise.

3. At the same time, everlasting hellfire is for those who got the message and YET rejected it. 

4. So the only logical conclusion which Imam Rabbani understood through ilham, was that these people shall be annihilated into oblivion and non-existence. 

5. Also note that Imam Rabbani still calls these people mushrikiin/kuffaar. This is due to the fact that they CAN’T be called ahl al-fitrah because:

a – Ahl al-Fitrah by definition are those who are in the time period between two prophets and in such a time period, the message might have been corrupted beyond recognition or forgotten by people. This is certainly NOT such a time. 

b – They (ahl al-fitrah) might not have received the da’wah of Islam through prophethood, but AT THE SAME TIME their innate human instinct stays intact and they DO NOT worship the sun and the moon and idols and so on. 

As stated, this can be used as a stand alone discourse on the topic, as well as be connected to the, bi idhniLlah, upcoming parts on the same topic. 

And Allah alone grants success. There is no success except by Him.

Was-Salam.

 

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Letter 84 – Volume 1, Book 2

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

There are plentiful hucksters and con men in our times who claim to be followers of Ash’ari and Maturidi ‘aqaid and the ways of the Sufis.

Sadly these shayatiin patently go against the Shari’ah – the ‘aqaid of the Ahlus Sunnah, and the fiqh of the 4 madhhabs of the Ahlus Sunnah – in many many matters.

Examples are:

- Some of them do not pray or fast or go for Hajj or pay zakat, saying that they have reached states such that they don’t need to do these worships. (Question: Was the accountability for worships removed from the sahaba? Did the Prophet ever stop praying, fasting, etc.?)

- Some of them shake hands with women and let women kiss their hands. (Question: Did the Prophet not command against shaking hands with women and touching strange women? Did the khulafaa let women kiss or shake their hands as they were taking the bay’ah of allegience?)

- Some say it’s ok for women and men to not observe hijab rules.

- Some munaafiqin say that the ahl al-kitab, the christians and jews are believers and that they shall not suffer everlastingly in the hellfire, thereby denying a multitude of Quranic verses and sahih ahadiith, leaving Islam and becoming apostates. 

- Some ask people not to call people outside of Islam as kafirs, themselves becoming kafirs and calling others to kufr.

- Some ask to honor kafirs and to do anything to please kafirs and to cultivate friendships and affinities to them treating them like our Muslim brothers and sisters. This is kufr and has NEVER been the way of the Ahlus Sunnah, the Ash’aris and Maturidis and true Sufis.

- Some, in order to please their kafir masters, say that kafirs shall not suffer everlastingly in hellfire, but they shall enjoy it, thereby denying the Quran and hadiith and becoming apostates. (Also note how stupid it is to say that hellfire will be an enjoyable punishment!)

- Some ask kafirs to pray for them, without realizing that a kafir’s prayer is nothing but waste.

- Some mock Allah’s laws, like the Shari’ah punishment for thieves and murderers and adulterers, thinking that somehow, they contain more wisdom than the Shari’ah, or to please their kafir masters.

ALL such people, pretending to be Sufis, claim that they have somehow seen some “haqiiqah”, and that everyday common people who read the Quran, hadith, and words of sahaba and scholars, only understand the outwardly Shari’ah but they can’t understand the complex “haqiiqah” that these shayatiin have seen, and they suggest that “haqiiqah” is different to Shari’ah, or even contradictory.

The only “haqiiqah” that these zanaadiq have seen is the filth of their own ugly, diseased hearts, NOT the spiritual enlightenment experienced by true Sufis. It is a great misfortune of Islam and tasawwuf, that such shayatiin and zanaadiq don the cloaks of tasawwuf and con innocent and ignorant Muslims into filling their coffers and satisfying their megalomaniacal desires. 

Imam Rabbani – a true Sufi and a mujaddid of Islam and its tasawwuf, an ardent guide of the Naqshbandi tariiqah (he also received ijazas in ALL other tariiqahs), who removed such misguidances that crept into the “sufis” of his times too – strikes a deadly blow to such munaafiqiin who have perverted tasawwuf and the ways of the true Sufis, and says that THERE IS NO HAQIIQAH THAT CONTRADICTS WITH THE SHARI’AH. If something contradicts to the Shari’ah it is NOT haqiiqah in any way, shape or form! Shari’ah and haqiiqah are the essence of each other. They complement and fulfill each other, not oppose each other!

Shari’ah and Haqiiqah DO NOT contradict each other. Any one who suggests such IS NOT a Sufi.

The Quran & Hadith are our Imams and anything that contradicts them, is NOT haqiiqah. Muslims HAVE TO go back to the basics, SPECIALLY focus on the Quran and its tafsiir, and the Siirah of the Prophet & the sahaba, ridzwan Allahi ‘alaihim ajma’iin – rather than listen to the cacophonous ramblings of these employees of satan. 

Letter follows, and Allah alone grants success.

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Penned towards Sayyid Ahmad Qadiri.

Elucidation on the point that Shari’ah and Haqiiqah are completely the essences of each other; and that the sign of reaching haqq al-yaqiin is that the sciences of that station, and the understandings of those sciences, and the realizations come in accordance to the Shari’ah – and the concerned matters pertaining to it.

May Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala granting us steadfastness on the path of the Shari’ah and turning our complete focus and attention to His Divine Self, grant us liberation from our carnal selves, and grant us total and complete abstinence and disregard for that which is not Him; by the tawassul of the one who is pure of evil gazes, the Sayyidil Bashr, ‘alaihi minas salawaati afdzaluha wa minat tasliimaati akmaluha.

ازہرچہ می رود سخن دوست خوشترست

[Persian saying translated to]: A friend’s saying, is good, regardless how it is said.

Even though what ever is said regarding the friend, it is well below the status of the friend, but still there is an affinity towards the court of Haqq Ta’ala; cherishing this meaning, [the ascetic] braves out and ventures on this topic.

The real and deliberated matter is that Shari’ah and Haqiiqah are COMPLETELY the essence of each other, and in reality are NO DIFFERENT than each other. The only differences are those of summary & details, spiritual manifestations (kashf) & evidencing (istidlal), unseen & witnessed, and working & experiencing.

Those sciences and commandments that have come to knowledge in accordance to the noble Shari’ah, after being attributed with the haqiiqah of haqq al-yaqiin, those very same commandments and sciences become manifested in detail, and bring from the unseen to witnessing, and the strains of labors and responsibilities are lifted [to the state of experiencing]. And the sign of attaining the haqiiqah of haqq al-yaqiin is that the sciences and understandings of this station come into COMPLETE unison with the sciences and understandings of the Shari’ah. As long as even a hair’s worth of difference remains, it is evidence to the fact that until that point, one hasn’t attained the haqiiqatul haqaaiq. And any contrary to the Shari’ah matter or deed that is manifested by the mashayekh of tariiqahs, it only stands on the immediate experience, and the immediate experience is only a point on the path. The ones who reach the terminal points of the terminal destinations are the people of brilliant awareness. Time is dominated BY them. State (haal) and station (maqam) follow into the footsteps of their magnificence.

صوفی ابن الوقت آمد در مثال          لیک صافی فارغ است ازوقت و حال

[Persian couplet translated to]: Sufi is only a follower of the momentary state; but the SAFI* is liberated from moments and states. (* Safi is the waliy who reaches the state of haqq al-yaqiin)

Indeed it is PROVEN that opposition to the Shari’ah is the sign of NOT ATTAINING any haqiiqah.

In some mashayekh’s writings it has been mentioned as such that Shari’ah is the skin of Haqiiqah and Haqiiqah is the pulp inside it. Even though this writing informs of the lack of the steadfastness of the speaker, it may be possible that his implication was that the summary is akin to the covering skin compared to the detail, and evidencing (istidlal) is akin to the covering skin when compared to spiritual manifestations (kashf). But great mashayekh of steadiness in their states (ahwaal) do not consider it permissible to bring in these kind of unreal sayings [to explain the matter]; and they DO NOT describe any differences except those between summaries & details or between kashf and istidlal.

One questioner enquired from his eminence Khawaja Bahauddiin Naqshband, qaddas Allahu Ta’ala sirrahul aqdas, that what is aimed diligence (on the path of tasawwuf) and sulook (seeking the path of tasawwuf). His eminence replied that it is so that the summary knowledge manifests itself into detailed realizations and the evidencing process (istidlal) morphs into spiritual manifestations (kashf).

May Allah Ta’ala grant us all firmness and steadfastness on the Shari’ah in both its knowledge and practice, salawatUllahi Ta’ala wa salamuhu ‘ala sahibiha.

One botheration is presented in your good service that the carrier of the letters Miyan Shaykh Mustafa Shureihiy is from the sons of Qadzi Shureih, rahmatUllahi ‘alaih. His fathers and grandfathers used to own plentiful means and channels of economic subsistence and his income was fixed. Now the concerned brother is finding himself in difficulty in matters of subsistence. He has taken his necessary certificates and testimonials with him and commenced towards seeking employment in the military. Please pay attention to him offering your kind consideration and assistance so that his heart feels contented, and is liberated from uneasiness and stress. Can’t give you any more headache than this. 

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Letter 293 – Volume 1, Book 5

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum 

Upon reading this exquisitely magnificent letter, the reader will be able to grasp the following concepts expounded on by Imam Rabbani:

- The exalted status of our Master, Rasulullah ﷺ in front of Allah

- The true worth of prayer/salah/namaz and our Master Rasulullah’s  ﷺ love for it. Those juhhaal who are lazy from prayers or think that they have reached such high stations that they are above it, should see that our Master Rasulullah ﷺ, the greatest of Allah’s Messengers, himself loved it dearly and was not exempt from it.

- The blessed companions of our Master Rasulullah ﷺ, inherit abundantly from the peak perfections in creation granted to him, by Allah Ta’ala.

- The esteemed status of Sultan Al-Awliyaa, Shaykhuna ‘Abdul Qadir Al-Jeylani amongst the virtuous true Sufis and Imam Rabbani’s affection for him.

- The esteemed status of Imam Mahdi to arrive, who alongside Sayyidina ‘Eisa, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihis salam, will establish the absolute dominance of Islam on this planet eliminating all kufr. 

- Exceeding the bounds of the ‘aqaid of the Ahlus Sunnah and the Shari’ah in love and praise of one’s shaykh is no favor but rather injustice to both, the shaykh as well as the Ahlus Sunnah.

- The difference between a karaamah and istidraj and the fact that supernatural feats accomplished by people are simply not an indicator to their status in front of Allah, in and of themselves.

- The true Ahlus Sunnah and true Sufis have nothing to do with the mubtadi’ tafdziilis who are a lighter offshoot of the rafidi shias. The scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah are united on the fadziilah of the Shaykhayn Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, radzi Allahu ‘anhumaa, above Sayyidina ‘Ali, karram Allahu wajhah.

- The meaning of the term ‘firasah’ of the Sufis, and how it is different from the istidraj of the sinful and the kuffaar. 

- The Ahlus Sunnah and true Sufis have always opposed christians and jews and believed that they are kafirs who are debased and downtrodden in front of Allah, the other kafirs only being worse than them. There isn’t a Sunni or a Sufi who thinks highly of or praises christians and jews, unlike the munaafiqiin and zanadiq who claim to be Sunnis and Sufis in our times.  

- There is ABSOLUTELY NO common ground between the esteemed and noble Islamic Tasawwuf and the pure garbage anti-mysticism of kufr, be it the kabbalah of the jews or the mysticism of the mahayana budhhists or hindus or catholics or anyone.

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 293 STARTS ————————————————————

Written towards Shaykh Muhammad Chatri.

In regards to the answers to those questions that he had asked. “I have a [special] time with Allah” has been stated in a Prophetic hadith, ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihis salatu was salam, and Abu Dhar Ghaffari, radzi Allahu ‘anhu, has also said likewise – what is the reason for that. And he had asked regarding Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani as stating, “This foot of mine is at the neck of every waliy of Allah” – what is the reality of this matter? And he had asked if the awliyaa on whose necks his (Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani’s) blessed foot lies, only pertains to those awliyaa who were present in his time, or if it refers in an absolute sense to ALL awliyaa.

الحمد لله و سلام على عباده الذين اصطفى

All praise is due to Allah and peace be upon His chosen slaves.

Upon receiving the epistle that you had sent, the ascetic was happy and delighted. How great a blessing it is that friends of Haqq Ta’ala, Jalla wa ‘Alaa, remember people far away [from them].

It was written in your letter that the Blessed Messenger, ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihis salatu wat tasliimaat, has informed:

لي مع الله وقت

[Translation of meaning]: I have a [special] time with Allah.

and Sayyidina Abu Dharr Ghaffari has also said likewise. And that our Sufi Master Muhiyuddin [Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir Jeylani] has stated that his foot is at the necks of all awliyaa and another person also stated such. Loud disputes are raised on these two points. It should be kindly stated what are the meanings of these 2 statements and what are the differences between these two. [You said (paraphrased)] ‘elucidate on it with full attention, in a manner that this poor person (Shaykh Chatri) can comprehend it and send it his way.

My esteemed master! This ascetic has written in his notes that The Last Messenger, ‘alaihis salatu was salam, also had a special time slot, in addition to the perpetual time [of his closeness to Allah, Ta'ala], and that was during fulfilling the salah:

الصلوة معراج المؤمن

[Translation of meaning]: Prayers/salah/namaz are the m’iraj of a believer.

You would have heard:

ارحني يا بلال

[Translation of meaning]: Comfort me, o Bilal!

There is a reliable witness proving this message. And Abu Dharr Ghaffari too was blessed with this wealth based on inheritance and following; because the accomplished followers of the Last Messenger, ‘alaihis salatu was salam, get a wholesome and full share from the inheritance of his magnificent perfections due to their following him.

And that which Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir, qaddasa sirrahu, said,

قدمي هذه على رقبة كل ولي الله

‘This foot of mine is on the neck of every waliy’ [1]

The author of ‘Awarif [Shaykh Shihabuddin], who is a murid and accomplished student of Shaykh Abun Najeeb Sohrawardi, and this Shaykh Abun Najeeb Sohrawardi has been from the friends and confidantes of Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir, qaddasa sirrahu, has included this sentence from those which narrate his (i.e., Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani’s) personal experiences and those that are uttered due to the peak of ecstatic [spiritual] sweetness with the noble mashayekh, when one starts to experience [spiritually mighty] states. And it is stated by Shaykh Hammad Dabbas[2], who is from the shuyukh ot the esteemed shaykh ['Abdul Qadir Jeylani] in Nafakhat, on authority of his firasah (spiritual acumen) – ‘This ‘Ajami’s (non-Arab) foot is the blessed foot, that it shall be on the necks of the awliyaa of his time, and he shall receive instruction from the Almighty to state ‘This foot of mine is on the neck of every waliy’ and this person shall certainly say these words and all awliyaa shall put their necks forward.’

In any case, the Eminent Shaykh [Al-Jeylani] is on the right in stating this, regardless if this statement was manifested due to a state of experiencing the peak of ecstatic spiritual sweetness or if he was instructed by the Almighty to say such. In any case, all the awliyaa of the time, were below his feet. But it should be known that this mandate is specific to the awliyaa of that time. The awliyaa before his eminence and after, are excluded from this mandate; as is known from the discourse of Shaykh Hammad that his [Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir's] foot shall be on the necks of the awliyaa of his [Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir's] time.

Furthermore, a ghawth was in Baghdad, and Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir, Ibn Saqqa and ‘Abd-Allah went to visit him[3]. The noble ghawth said [to Saykh 'Abdul Qadir] on account of his firasah (spiritual acumen), “I see you sitting on a mimbar (pulpit) in Baghdad and you’re stating by your tongue ‘This foot of mine is on every waliy’s neck’  and I see all the awliyaa of your time put their necks forward in front of you in your respect and honor.”

By this haloed gnostic’s (ghawth) saying too, we learn that that mandate [regarding Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir's feet being above the necks of awliyaa] is specific to the awliyaa of his time. Even in this time, if Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, blesses someone with strong sight, he can see that as that ghawth had seen that the neck’s of the awliyaa of his eminence’s (Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir’s) times were below his feet, and this mandate would not exceed beyond the awliyaa of that time, similarly, the awliyaa before Ghawth Al-A’azdham’s time, qaddasa sirrahu, are not included as the awliyaa before his eminence also include the blessed Sahaba, who are indeed at a higher status than his eminence, qaddasa sirrahu. And how can this mandate be applied to the awliyaa after his eminence as well, because the awliyaa after his eminence also include Imam Mehdi, whose advent has been prophesied by the Exalted Master, ‘alaihis salatu was salam, and thus he has blessed the ummah with the prophesy of his eminent advent; and has called him “Khalifatullah” (خليفة الله, Allah’s vice-regent). And similarly [Imam Mehdi has been called] a compatriot of Sayyidina ‘Eisa, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihis salatu was salam, for Sayyidina ‘Eisa is from the one of the previous Ulul ‘Azm[4] prophets; and for the sake of following this esteemed Shari’ah, is connected to the companions of the Last of Messengers, ‘alaihimus salatu was salam. Perhaps it was only due the the exaltedness of the later ones of this ummah, that the Blessed Master, ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihis salatu was salam, stated “It is unknown if this ummah’s first ones are better or the latter ones”[5].

Summarily, there is great majesty in the wilayah of his eminence Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani, radzi Allahu ‘anhu, and it has been granted an extremely lofty rank. It has delivered the Wilayatul Khaassatul Muhammadiyyah, ‘ala sahibihas salatu was salam wat tahiyyah, to the very end, by the route of latiifah (gracious subtlety), and has been the eminent bearer of the [spiritual] secrets of that domain. From here, no one should be led to think that since his eminence [Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir], qaddasa sirrahu, is the eminent bearer of these secrets of the Wilayatul Khaassatul Muhammadiyyah, he must be greater than all other awliyaa of Allah. Because the Wilayatul Muhammadiyya, ‘alaihis salatu wat tasliimaat, is above all other wilayahs of all other Prophets[6], we will say that his eminence, the shaykh ['Abdul Qadir] is the eminent bearer of the secrets of this Wilayatul Muhammadiyya, which are attained through the route of latiifah, as stated previously – and not the bearer of the secrets of wilayah [of our Master Muhammad, 'alaihis salam] absolutely, which would necessitate absolute supremacy. Or we can also say that being the eminent bearer of the secrets of Wilayatul Muhammadiyya, does not necessitate supremacy [of wilayah], because it is possible that someone else could supersede by [taking the] route of following and inheriting from [the many] Prophetic perfections, and by these inherited Prophetic perfections, he attains supremacy.

One group of the murids of his eminence shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir, qaddasa sirrahu, exaggerates a lot in regards tothe shaykh, qaddasa sirrahu, and exceeds all bounds in love, as the claimants to the love of Sayyidina ‘Ali, karram Allahu wajhah, [the shi'a] have exceeded all bounds. By the talks of this group, such signs are expressed as if these people consider the shaykh, qaddasa sirrahu, as superior to all awliyaa before and after him, and as if they do not consider anyone other than the prophets, ‘alaihimus salatu wat tasliimaat, as superior to him. This is due to excess in love.

If one asks that his eminence, the shaykh, qaddasa sirrahu, should be superior to all other awliyaa because no other waliy has expressed as many karaamaat and super-natural feats as him, then I would say that excesses in super-natural feats does not prove superiority. It is well possible that the waliy who has not expressed even one super-natural feat is superior to a waliy who has expressed plentiful karaamaat and super-natural feats.

Shaykh ash-shuyukh Shihabuddin Sohrawardi has stated in his ‘Awarif, after talking about the karaamaat and super-natural feats of mashayekh, that

و كل هذه مواهب الله تعالى و قد يكاشف بها و قوم يعطى و قد يكون فوق هؤلاء من لا يكون له شىء من هذا لان هذه كلها تقوية اليقين و من منح صرف اليقين لا حاجة له الى شىء من هذا فكل هذه الكرامات دون ما ذكرناه من تجوهر الذكر في القلب و وجود ذكر الذات

“These are all of Allah Ta’ala’s granting. Sometimes, super-natural feats are manifested to one group of awliyaa and they are gifted with such. Some other times, it is also possible, that there is such a person above all those people, by whom no such feat has been exhibited. Because all these things are for the strengthening of the firm conviction (yaqiin) and the one who has been granted such strength in his yaqiin, he is of no need from any of these. So these karaamaat that we have discussed, they are of a lower status [of blessings] than the essential manifestation and presence of the remembrance (dhikr) of the Almighty in the heart.”

Using the abundant manifestation of supernatural feats as evidence [for higher statuses in front of Allah] is exactly akin to the proposition that someone use Sayyidina ‘Ali’s, radzi Allahu ‘anhu, abundant virtues and merits as a proof for superior status above Sayyidina As-Siddiiq, radzi Allahu ‘anhu, because as many virtues and merits have been manifested by Sayyidina ‘Ali, radzi Allahu ‘anhu, that many have not been manifested by Sayyidina Abu Bakr As-Siddiiq, radzi Allahu ‘anhu[7].

Dear beloved brother! Please note well. Supernatural feats are of two types:

The first type pertains to the knowledge and realizations regarding The Almighty, Jalla Sultanahu, as they pertain to the Self, Attributes and Actions of Wajib Ta’ala, and are outside of the realm that the mind’s eye can see. And they are opposed to the realm of what is known and frequented. With these [knowledge and realizations] He has only blessed only some of His special slaves.

And the second type pertains to manifestations (kashf) of the faces of creation and informing regarding the unknown matters related to the temporal world.

The first type is special to the people of truth and the possessors of m’arifah (realizations regarding Allah Ta’ala) and the second type is avialable to both truthful and dishonest people because even the ahl al-istidraj[8] have access to the second type.

The first type holds exalted status and reliability in the court of The Almighty, Jalla wa ‘Alaa, for He has made it peculiar to His awliyaa and not included His enemies in it. And the second type holds reliability in front of common creations, and in their eyes it is honored and esteemed, even if it is manifested by the ahlul istidraj, to the extent that people may even start venerating them due to ignorance, and start following in their footsteps diligently, in wet and dry. In fact, these deprived people, i.e., the common people, do not know about the supernatural feats of the first type and do not count them amongst karaamaat, because according to them, supernatural feats are resplendent in the second type. And according to these deprived people, karaamaat are related to the manifestations of the faces of creations, and informing regarding their personal, unknown matters. How senseless are they! The knowledge that pertains to the conditions of the apparent and hidden creations, what honor and special grant does it contain![9] In fact, this knowledge is so worthless that it should be transformed into ignorance so that [a slave] attains oblivion from [the rest of] creations and their states. Only and only the m’arifah of Haqq Ta’ala wa Taqaddas, is worthy of respect, honor, prestige and adoration.

پری نھفتہ رخ و دیو در کرشمہ و ناز

بسوخت عقل زحیرت کہ ایں چہ بوالعجبی است

[Persian Couplet]: The fairy hides her face, and satan displays feminine pique. The brain evaporates in amazement at such a mystery.

و قريب مما ذكرنا ما قال شيخ الاسلام الهروى و الامام الانصاري في منازل السائرين و شارحه و الذي ثبت عندي بالتجربة ان الفراسة اهل المعرفة انما هي في تميزهم و من يصلح لحضرة الله جل و علا ممن لا يصلح و يعرفون اهل الاستعداد الذين اشتغلوا بالله سبحانه و وصلوا الى حضرة الجمع و هذه الفراسة اهل المعرفة و اما فراسة اهل الرياضة بالجوع و الخلوة و تصفية الباطن من غير وصلة الى جانب الحق تعالى فلهم فراسة كشف الصور و الاخبار بالمغيبات المختصة بالخلق فانهم لا يخبرون الا عن الخلق لانهم محجوبون عن الحق سبحانه و اما اهل المعرفة فلا شتغالهم بما يرد عليهم من معارف الحق تعالى لا يكون اخبارهم الا عن الحق تعالى و لما كان العالم اكثرهم اهل انقطاع عن الله سبحانه و اشتغال بالدنيا مالت قلوبهم الى اهل الكشف الصور و الاخبار عما غاب من احوال المخلوقات فعظموهم و اعتقدوا انهم اهل الله و خاصته و اعرضوا عن كشف اهل الحقيقة و اتهموهم فيما يخبرون عن الله سبحانه و قالوا لو كان هؤلاء اهل الحق كما يزعمون لا خبرونا عن احوالنا و احوال المخلوقات و اذا كانوا لا يقدرون على كشف احوال المخلوقات فكيف يقدرون على كشف امور اعلى من من هذه و كذبوهم بهذا القياس الفاسد و عميت عليهم الانباء الصحيحة و لم يعلموا ان الله تعالى قد حمى هؤلاء عن ملاحظة الخلق و خصهم و شغلهم عما سواه حماية لهم و غيرة عليهم ولو كانوا ممن يتعرض لاحوال الخلق ما صلحوا للحق سبحانه و قد رأينا اهل الحق اذا التفتوا ادنى التفات الى كشف الصور ادركوا منها ما لا يقدر غيرهم على ادراكه بالفراسة التي يثبتها اهل المعرفة و هي الفراسة فيما يتعلق بالحق سبحانه و ما يقرب منه و اما فراسة اهل الصفاء الخارجين المتعلقين بالخلق فلا يتعلق بجناب الحق سبحانه و لا ما يقرب منه و يشترك المسلمون و النصارى و اليهود و سائر الطوائف فيها لانها ليست شريفة عند الله سبحانه فيختص بها اهله

And it is near to our discussed discourse what Shaykh al-Islam Harawiy and Imam Ansari have stated in ‘Manaazil As-Saaireen’ and its exegate [has also stated], that – That which has been proven to me by experience is that the firasah (spiritual acumen) of the ahl al-m’arifah (the people of realization) is in the matter that they can distinguish between the person who is worthy of Allah Jalla wa ‘Alaa, and the one who is not worthy; and recognize those people of diligence who are busy with Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, and have reached the station of accomplishment. This is the firasah of the ahl al-m’arifah. But those people who do exert on themselves and who attain diligence by going through hunger, solitude, and [false] refinement of their inner selves, but cannot reach the path of Haqq Ta’ala, their [so called 'firasah'] is that faces appear before them, and they inform regarding [some] unseen matters that are specific to creations. These people then, can only inform regarding creations, because they are curtained from [the realizations regarding] Haqq Subhanahu. As for the ahl al-m’arifah, then, as their employment of realization of Haqq Ta’ala pertains to those matters that are made known to them, they thus only inform regarding Allah. As the majority of people in the world stay disconnected from Allah Subhanahu, and are busy in the world, their hearts are attracted towards those who only receive kashf [manifestations] of faces and information regarding the conditions of creations. These [common] people then honor such people, and believe that such people are the men of Allah and His special slaves, and they stay disconnected to the manifestations presented to the people of truth; and whatever they tell them regarding Allah Subhanahu, they consider them [the people of true m'arifah] as unworthy. And these people of the world say ‘If these people were the people of truth (as they perceive with their faulty minds) then they would have informed us of our conditions and the conditions of other creations.’ And when these people [the people of falsehood] are not strong enough to bear the kashf of the states of creations, then how can they be capable to bear the kashf of matters higher than that. By such a misguided analogy [as just stated], the people of the world belie the people of truth; but these people are blind to truthful information and they are not aware that Allah Ta’ala has decreed these ahl al-m’arifah people as immune to witnessing the creation [and its states] and has decreed them to be His choicest slaves, and has kept them protected and aloof from [remembrance of] creation and maintained their jealousy for Him. And if these people were from those who stay busy in the creation, then they would not be worthy of Haqq Subhanahu. And we have witnessed the ahl al-Haqq – if they take even a slight heed of the kashf of faces, they obtain from it that which is unable to be understood by other people with the same knowledge – due to the firasah that is established for the ahl al-m’arifah, and this is the firasah that pertains to Haqq Subhanahu and those things that are close to Him. But the firasah of the people of passions which is out of this and only connected to creation, it is neither connected to Haqq Subhanahu, nor is it connected to those things that are near to Him – and it is common to Muslims and jews and christians and all communities, as there is nothing exalted or honorable[10] in such a firasah in front of Allah, that He tie His special slaves to it. 

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Footnotes:

[1] – And at the time of stating these words, roughly 50 mashayekh were present in the gathering, and some mashayekh have stated that at that time, the Almighty manifested a special expression of grace on the heart of The Ghawth, Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani, and the Blessed Prophet, sal Allhu ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihi wa sallam, along with a group of angels, in the presence of [the souls of] early and latter awliyaa, offered him a cloak as a gift. 

[2] – Shaykh Hammad, qaddasa sirrahu, is from the shuyukh of the noble Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani, rahmatullaahi ‘alaihi. On the outwardly, he didn’t seem very educated, but he had opened up doors of various m’aarif (realizations) and secrets. Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani stayed in his blessed company during his youth. One day Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jeylani was sitting in his gathering with extreme respectfulness, and when he had gotten up and left, Shaykh Hammad had said, “A time shall come when this ‘Ajami person’s feet shall be at the necks of the awliyaa.” Shaykh Hammad passed into Allah’s mercy in the holy month of Ramadzan in the hijri year 525. 

[3] – This has been reported at length in Fataawa Hadiithiyyah of Ibn Hajar.

[4] – Ulul ‘Azm refers to the 5 greatest prophets of Allah of the peak unbreakable resolve, who suffered the most at the hands of their detractors. They are our Masters Muhammad, Ibrahim, Moses, Jesus and Nuuh, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihimus salam.

[5] – This is the hadii:th

مثل أمّتي مثل المطر لا يُدرى أوّله خير أم آخره – رواه أحمد والترمذي

Translation of meaning: The similitude of my ummah is to rain; it is unknown if the first of it is better or the last of it. (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

[6] – Our Porphet, our Master Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, is the greatest of ALL Prophets. His ummah is the best of all the ummahs of the other prophets. Reason dictates that the wilayah of his ummah is also the best and most exalted of the wilayahs found in any other ummah.

[7] – The ‘aqidah of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah is unanimous that our Masters the Shaykhayn, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar are higher in status than our Master ‘Ali, radzi Allahu ‘anhum, and there are direct evidences for this from the Quran and hadiith. The noble Imam Rabbani stresses on it and gives the example from the case of our esteemed Khulafaa to expound on his point regarding there being no connection between superiority in front of Allah and the manifestation of plentiful supernatural feats.

[8] – The ahl al-istidraj are the people of istidraj, that is, they either are infatuated by it, or by the people expressing istidraj. They can be sinful Muslims, mubtadi’s, or kafirs.

Istidraj is proven by the Quran itself and is explained in our texts of ‘aqidah, for example, our master, Imam Al-A’azdham’s Fiqh Al-Akbar. It is Allah’s granting the kuffaar, mubtadi’s, and sinful Muslims, their desires and them thinking they shall escape, but they know not, they are headed for Allah’s ‘adhab, and we seek His refuge from it. 

The verses of the Quran pertaining to it are:

وَالَّذِينَ كَذَّبُواْ بِآيَاتِنَا سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ

Translation of meaning: The people who belie Our signs, We shall take them gradually [towards humiliating punishment] from where they know not. Holy Quran – 7:182

 فَذَرْنِي وَمَن يُكَذِّبُ بِهَذَا الْحَدِيثِ سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

Translation of meaning: Then leave him to Me, who denies this revelation, We shall take them gradually [towards humiliating punishment] from where they know not. Holy Quran 68:44

This is from the text of Fiqh Al-Akbar:

وأما التي تكونُ لأعدائِهِ مثلِ إبليسَ وفِرْعَوْنَ والدجالِ مما رويَ في الأخبارِ أنهُ كانَ لهم فلا نسمّيها ءاياتٍ ولا كراماتٍ، ولكنْ نسمِّيها قَضاءَ حاجاتٍ لهم، وذلكَ لأنَّ اللهَ تعالى يقضِي حاجاتِ أعدائِهِ استدراجاً وعقوبَةً لهم، ويزدادونَ عصياناً أو كفراً، وذلكَ كلُّهُ جائِزٌ وممكِنٌ

Supernatural feats manifested by the enemies of Allah, such as by ibliis, the pharaoh and the anti-Christ (dajjal), which are recorded in narrations as having happened in the past or will happen in the future, are neither called ‘signs’ nor karaamaat. Instead, we call them as the granting of their desires, and this is because Allah Ta’ala grants the desires [istidraaj] of His enemies to seize and punish them, and they increase in heedlessness and/or kufr. This is all practicable and possible. (Fiqh Al-Akbar)

[9] – Note that Imam Rabbani says that the knowledge that pertains to the apparent and hidden creations contains nothing special or honorable, so much that Imam Rabbani suggests, it is not even worth having, and even below the status of a waliy. A waliy is a subject of our Master Rasulullah’s ﷺ ummah. His status is not even as high as the status of a companion of the Master ﷺ. It’s a given that the noble companions and the esteemed awliyaa gain all benefits through none other than our Master ﷺ.

Those idiots then, who suggest that our Master Rasulullah’s ﷺ knowledge was lesser than the angel of death, or ibliis, or is just akin to the knowledge of a child or an insane person, should take heed and repent from their kufr of speaking ill of our Master Rasulullah ﷺ, and we seek Allah’s refuge from speaking disrespectfully about him.

With such kind of comments coming from people who claim to be ‘Muslims’ and ‘Sufis’, is it any wonder that the kuffaar are so bold in their antagonism to our Master ﷺ?!

[10] – Please take note dear reader that Imam Rabbani is quoting other esteemed Sufis and agreeing that the firasah of the people of passions and the kuffaar is worthless and disgraced in front of Allah. 

There is NO SUCH THING as a kafir’s spirituality or m’arifah. kufr is unacceptable in front of Allah and a kafir’s worship and prayers are only worthless garbage. A kafir doesn’t know Allah, and he has ZERO spiritual faydz. Period.

As the Quran says:

وَمَا دُعَاء الْكَافِرِينَ إِلاَّ فِي ضَلاَلٍ

Translation of meaning: The prayers of the kafirs are nothing but waste. [Holy Quran 13:14 & 40:50]

Those jahil perennialist idiots who claim to be ‘scholars’ of Tasawwuf and try to draw parallels between the esteemed noble Tasawwuf of Islam and the filthy garbage mysticism of systems of kufr like the kabbalah of judaism or try to find a ‘common ground’ between Islam and the filthy anti-spirituality of polytheist budhhism should repent before Allah and denounce their kufr. It is kufr to praise and honor kufr or to equate it to Islam. 

The quoted passage shows that the true and knowledgable Sufis of the Ahlus Sunnah have always considered christianity and judaism as ugly kufr and not worthy of Muslim’s respect (the other religions only being worse). Those munaafiqiin, mulhidin and zanadiq who try to equate Islam with christianity and judaism or honor their filthy religions should take note.

Please remember dear reader that the ahl al-kitab (jews & christians) are kafirs and NO SUNNI / SUFI / ASH’ARI / MATURIDI has EVER considered them as believers or them or their religions as equal to Islam / Muslims.

A person who considers ahl al-kitab as equal to Muslims or their religions as equal to Islam – IS A KAFIR – according to the unanimous ruling of ALL AHLUS SUNNAH SCHOLARS (SUNNI / SUFI / ASH’ARI / MATURIDI). 

 

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Letters 307 & 308 – Volume 1, Book 5

As-Salam ‘Alaikum

These are two excellent and superb letters drenched in praise of the Almighty and negating all similitude  to creation and flaws for him. They also contain important points of tasawwuf. In sha Allah, they are found beneficial.

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 307 STARTS ————————————————————

Written towards Mawlana ‘Abdul Wahed Lahori – On the meaning of the pure phrase “Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi” (سبحان الله و بحمده) and the elucidation of matters pertaining to them.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

After hamd [i.e., praise of Allah] and salaat [on His Beloved Messenger], it should be known that at the time of worshiping, what ever from the categories of beauty and [human] perfections the worshiper attains, it all reverts back to the success granted by Allah, Jalla Sultanahu, and it is the beauty of His teaching [us] and a Divine favor [upon the worshiper]; and what ever from the categories of deficiency and ineptitude he finds in his worship, it reverts to his nafs (i.e., his inner, carnal self), and it is begotten by its innate basefulness. And no deficiency and ineptitude can revert to the Divine Court of The Most Exalted – everything there is goodness and perfection. Likewise, all the beauty and perfection [in created things] that is found in the universe, it all reverts to the Divine Court of The Most Exalted, and all the evil and deficiency that is found in the universe, it reverts to the realm of possibilities, wherein basefulness takes a firm foothold, and such basefulness is the melting pot of all evil and disparity.

The pure phrase

سبحان الله و بحمده

[Transliterated]: Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi

[Translation of meaning]: Glorified is Allah and to Him belongs all praise

explains these two points in a very collated manner. And attributes perfections disbarred from evil and deficiencies, which are not attributed to His Most Exalted Self and expresses attributing Divinity [to Him].

And it expresses thankfulness, along with the worship of praising (hamd), which is the king of thankfulness – for His Supreme Attributes & Acts and the magnanimous gifts and blessings granted by Him.

It is from this that it is stated in Prophetic hadith, ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihis salatu wat tasliimat, that who ever repeats this blessed phrase a 100 times during the day or night, then absolutely no person can be equal to him for that day or night, except the one who also repeats it a 100 times [or more]. How can someone be equal to him, because his every deed and worship is expressing a thankfulness from the [infinite] thankfulness of his Creator (i.e., thankfulness due to Him) – which is expressed by ONE segment of this phrase! And the SECOND segment, which expresses the Uniqueness and Divinity of His Supreme Self, it is additional. Then, it is incumbent upon you, that every day and night, recite this pure phrase a 100 times; and Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala is The One Who grants success.

QUESTION: It is stated in Prophetic hadith, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihis salatu wat tasliimat, that:

سبحان الله و بحمده عدد خلقه و رضا نفسه و زنة عرشه و مداد كلماته – صحيح مسلم

[Translation of meaning]: Glorified is Allah and to Him belongs all praise, by the count of His creations, and as is worthy of His Ridza, and as heavy as the weight of His ‘Arsh, and equal to the counts of His [revealed] words. (Sahih Muslim)

and it also states in hadith:

سبحان الله ملء الميزان – اخرجه الديلمي

[Translation of meaning]: Glorified is Allah, [by as many times as] fill the scales. (Reported by Daylami)

and it is also stated as such:

الحمد لله اضعاف ما حمده جميع خلقه

[Translation of meaning]: All praise is due to Allah, plentifully more than what has been uttered by all His creations collectively.

even though the speaker would have said these words just once, and not more than once. Then on what grounds do we say عدد خلقه (the count of His creations) and by what meaning is it said رضا نفسه (as is worthy of His Ridza), and how can it be وزنة عرشه (the weight of His ‘Arsh), and how can مداد كلماته (the counts of His [revealed] words) be considered right, and how can it be considered to fill up the scales, and according to what meanings is اضعاف ما حمده جميع خلقه (plentifully more praise than what has been uttered by all His creation collectively) said?

ANSWER: We say that man is a collation of the worlds of creation and the world of commandments. What ever exists in creation and commandments, exists in man, and then some more, and that more is his unified feature (الهيئة الوحدانية – al-haiy-at ul-wahdaniyyah; haiy-at-e-wahdani), which has been constructed by the merger of creation (khalq) and commandment (amr) – and this haiy-at ul-wahdaniyyah has not been granted to anyone other than man – and this haiy-at ul-wahdaniyyah is incredibly unique and awe-inspiring; and a marvelous artwork. Therefore, all the hamd (praise [of Allah]) that is rendered by man, it will be magnanimously more than the hamd rendered by all other creation – and based on this explanation lay the solution to the rest of the questions. Then by ‘all creation collectively’, we will take the meaning of ‘all creation other than man’. And even if we include man, we will say that as the accomplished man (al-insan al-kamil) finds all components of the universe as a part of himself, he also finds other men as parts of himself (i.e., he sees reflections of all creations in himself) and considers himself as a totality of all creation. Therefore the hamd rendered by such an accomplished man (al-insan al-kamil) will be found to be multiplied by manifold of itself, and also found to be multiplied manifold of the hamd rendered by all other men.

And peace descend upon every person who is a follower of guidance and considers as compulsory the following the Prophet Mustafa, ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihi minas salati atammuhaa wa minat tahiyyati akmaluhaa.

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Penned towards Mawlana Faidzullah Panipati; elucidating on the meaning of the following Prophetic hadith, ‘ala sahibahas salatu was salam

كَلِمَتَانِ خَفِيفَتَانِ عَلَى اللِّسَانِ ، ثَقِيلَتَانِ فِي الْمِيزَانِ ، حَبِيبَتَانِ إِلَى الرَّحْمَنِ : سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ – صحيح بخاري

[Translation of meaning]: Two phrases which are light on the tongue, heavy on the scales, much accepted to Ar-Rahman: Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi; Subhan Allah il-’Azdheem [Glorified is Allah and to Him belongs all praise; glorified is Allah, The Most Exalted] – (Sahih Bukhari)

May Allah Ta’ala grant you goodness and guidance. Know that The Master, ‘alaihis salatu was salam, has commanded that two phrases are such that they are light on the tongue, heavy on the scales, and magnanimously accepted to our Creator, The Most Merciful.

The reason of their being light on the tongue is obvious, that their letters are a few. And the reason for their being heavy on the scales and being magnanimously accepted to Ar-Rahman, our Creator, is that – the first segment of the first phrase (Subhan Allah; سبحان الله) – gives the benefit of expressing the absolute uniqueness of His Supreme Self from all those things that are not befitting of His Self, ‘Azza wa Jall, and expressing His Divinity – and it expresses His Supreme Self as being pure and free of ALL attributes of defects, emergence (huduuth) [i.e., having a beginning, or being intrinsically possible], and change/degradation. And the second segment of this phrase, delivers the benefit of Allah’s attributes of perfection and His affairs of magnificence, whether those attributes and affairs are of virtues or grants. And adding the two segments to merge them into one, delivers the benefit of giving evidence for Allah Ta’ala’s Divinity and supreme transcendence [from all attributes of creation], and all attributes of absolute perfection and magnificence. Then the conclusion and summary of the first phrase is that ALL transcendence and sanctification reverts to His Self, Subhanahu, and ALL attributes of absolute perfection and absolute magnificence are proven only for His Self, ‘Azza wa Jall.

And the conclusion of the second phrase is that all transcendence and sanctification are only for Allah. And the proving of absolute majesty and supremacy too is only for His Self, ‘Azza wa Jall, and it contains an indication towards the fact that absolute dissociation from ALL defects is only due to His absolute supremacy and majesty. Therefore, both phrases shall be heavy in the scales and are beloved to Ar-Rahman.

Furthermore, tasbiih (glorification [of Allah]) is the key to repentance; in fact, it is its cream and summary; as I have ascertained this in some letters. Then, tasbiih is the means of deleting sins and having mistakes pardoned. On this account too, it is heavy on the scales, and that which causes the scale of goodness to tip, and [it is] beloved to Allah, because Allah likes to forgive and pardon.

Furthermore, when the person who renders tasbiih (glorification) and hamd (praise) expresses His Divine Self as trascendent of those things not worthy of Him, and proves the attributes of absolute perfection and magnificence for His Divine Self – then it is hoped from Al-Karim Al-Wahhab (The Most Generous, The One Who grants abundantly) that He shall also purify the one who renders the tasbiih and grant him transcendence from blameworthy things, and create attributes of human perfection in the one performing the hamd, as Allah Ta’ala has stated

هَلْ جَزَاء الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَانُ

[Translation of meaning]: Is not the return for goodness, goodness? – Holy Quran 55:60

Both these phrases then, are necessarily heavy on the scales, as their repetition is the cause of sins being eliminated, and they are beloved to Ar-Rahman [i.e., supremely acceptable in His court], because due to them, good qualities are born.

Was-Salam.

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Letters 55 & 98 – Volume 1, Book 2

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

It has been a necessity for me to write about the filthy kuffaar and on despising their filthy religions. However, as Ramadan approaches, these two are awesome letters on love for the Prophet’s ﷺ progeny, one’s fellow Muslims and on compassion and softness towards our brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Written as a declaration of love, towards the refuge of nobility, Shaykh ‘Abdul Wahhab Bukhari.

For some time now, apart from the previous affinity and association, the heart has developed further love for you. Due to this, the ascetic is engaged and engrossed in du’aa for you in [your] absenteeism. And when the Master of the Universe and the Pride of All Creation, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihis salawatu wat tasleemaat, commanded:

من احب اخاه فيعلم اياه

مسند احمد,بخاري في الادب المفرد, ترمذي, ابن حبان

Translation of meaning: He who bears an affinity to his [Muslim] brother, he should make it known to him. (Hadith – Musnad Ahmad, Adab Al-Mufrad by Bukhari, Tirmidhi, Ibn Hibban)

[the ascetic] felt better and appropriate to express his affinity to you. And due to this brotherly love which has been cultivated with the near ones (i.e., his progeny, the Saadaat) of the Master, sal Allahu Ta’ala ‘alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam, the connection of hopefulness has been firmly grasped by the hands. May Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, grant steadfastness in the love for them (the noble progeny of the Prophet), by the hurmat (tawassul) of the Sayyidil Bashr, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihis salatu was salam.

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Written towards Shaykh Zakariyya’s son, Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir

On calling towards adopting softness and shunning sternness, in light of the Prophetic ahaadiith, ‘alaihis salaatu was salaam.

May Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala grant steadfastness on the station of justice. Some ahaadiith of the Master, the Blessed Prophet, ‘alaihi minas salawaati afdzaluhaa wa minat tasleemaati akmaluhaa, are quoted. May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala grant the capability to act according to them.

1) Rasulullah commanded:

إن الله رفيق يحب الرفق ، ويعطي على الرفق ما لا يعطي على العنف ، وما لا يعطي على سواه - صحيح مسلم

Translation of meaning: Indeed, Allah is The One who accords gentleness, He keeps gentleness as His friend [i.e., it earns His ridza], and He bestows that on gentleness what He does not bestow on sternness; and neither does He bestow it on anything other than gentleness. (Sahih Muslim)

2) According to one narration, the Master articulated to ummunaa ‘Aisha as such: 

عليك بالرفق ، وإياك والعنف والفحش ، إن الرفق لا يكون في شيء إلا زانه ، ولا ينزع من شيء إلا شانه – صحيح مسلم

Translation of meaning: [O 'Aisha] do not let go of gentleness, and refrain from sternness and answering back; indeed, gentleness does not but beautify something, and when it is removed from it, it but takes from it [and makes it ugly]. (Hadith – Sahih Muslim)

3) The Master, the Blessed Prophet also commanded as such:

من يحرم الرفق يحرم الخير – صحيح مسلم, مسند احمد, و غيرهم

Translation of meaning: He who is deprived of gentleness, he is deprived of goodness. (Sahih Muslim, Ahmad, and others)

4) And the Master, the Benevolent Prophet , also commanded: 

إن أحبكم إلي أحاسنكم أخلاقا – صحيح بخاري

Translation of meaning: Indeed, the one amongst you dearest to me is the one who has the noblest character. (Sahih Bukhari)

5) He also commanded as such:

من اعطي حظه  من الرفق اعطي حظه من الدنيا و الاخرة – مسند احمد, ترمذي

Translation of meaning: He who has been granted a portion from gentleness, has been granted a portion from the goodness of the world and the hereafter. (Musnad Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

6) The Master, ‘alaihis salam, also articulated:

 الْحَيَاءُ مِنَ الإِيمَانِ وَالإِيمَانُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ , وَالْبَذَاءُ مِنَ الْجَفَاءِ وَالْجَفَاءُ فِي النَّارِ – مسند احمد

Translation of meaning: Hayaa (modesty) is from belief (imaan) and belief is from paradise, and defiance is from evil, and evil is from the fire. (Musnad Ahmad)

7) [and]

إن الله يبغض الفاحش البذيء – ترمذي

Translation of meaning: Indeed Allah keeps an enemy (i.e., such a person earns His wrath and is deprived of His mercy) the defiant transgressor. ( Tirmidhi)

8 ) [and]

الا اخبركم بمن يحرم على النار وبمن يحرم النار عليه عل كل هين لين قريب سهل – ترمذي

Translation of meaning: Should I not inform you who is forbidden on the fire of hell, and on whom the fire of hell is forbidden? Every gentle, soft-tempered, easy going person [who is] close [to people, i.e., friendly natured]. (Tirmidhi)

9) [and]

المؤمنون هينون لينون كالجمل الانف ان قيد انفاد و ان استنيخ على صخرة استناخ – ترمذي

Translation of meaning: Believers are easy going and gentle like a leashed camel. If it is pulled, it follows, and if made to sit on a rock, it sits. (Tirmidhi)

10) [and]

من كظم غيظا وهو يقدر على أن ينفذه دعاه الله على رءوس الخلائق يوم القيامة حتى يخيره في أي الحوراء شاء ‏ – ترمذي

Translation of meaning: The one who swallowed his anger, and he was capable to let it carry on, then on the day of judgment Allah shall call him in front of people, until such that he shall choose any Hourie he wishes [by the authority granted to him by Allah]. (Tirmidhi)

11) [and]

أن رجلا قال  للنبي صلى الله عليه و سلم : أوصني قال :  لا تغضب  

فرد مرارا ، قال : لا تغضب – صحيح بخاري

Translation of meaning: A man asked Rasulullah, “[O Allah's beloved] Bequeath me.” The Prophet responded, “Do not be angry.” The man repeatedly pleaded to be bequeathed something [from the treasures of Prophetic teachings] and he, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, [repeatedly] answered, “Do not be angry.” (Sahih Bukhari)

12) [and]

ألا أخبركم بأهل الجنة كل ضعيف متضعف لو أقسم على الله لأبره ألا أخبركم بأهل النار كل ‏ ‏عتل ‏ ‏جواظ ‏ ‏متكبر ‏ – ترمذي

Translation of meaning: Should I not tell you about the people of Jannah? It is he who people consider weak and subjugated, [but if] if he takes an oath by Allah, he fulfills it. Should I not inform you of the people of the fire? Every violent, rough, arrogant person. (Tirmidhi)

13) [and]

إذا غضب أحدكم وهو قائم فليجلس ، فإن ذهب عنه الغضب وإلا فليضطجع – مسند احمد, ترمذي

Translation of meaning: If any of you feel angry, and he is standing, then he should sit down. [It is good] if the anger leaves him, or otherwise, he should lie down. (Musnad Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

14) [and]

إن الغضب ليفسد الإيمان كما يفسد الصبر العسل – بيهقي

Translation of meaning: Indeed, anger destroys faith (i.e., it has the potential to, as a person can even utter blasphemies in a fit of fury) as aloe destroys honey. (Bayhaqi)

15) [and]

 مَنْ تَوَاضَعَ لِلَّهِ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ ، فَهُوَ فِي نَفْسِهِ صَغِيرٌ ، وَفِي أَعْيُنِ النَّاسِ عَظِيمٌ ، وَمَنْ تَكَبَّرَ وَضَعَهُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ، فَهُوَ فِي أَعْيُنِ النَّاسِ صَغِيرٌ ، وَفِي نَفْسِهِ كَبِيرٌ ، وَحَتَّى لَهُوَ أَهْوَنُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْ كَلْبٍ أَوْ خِنْزِيرٍ – بيهقي

Translation of meaning: He who adopts meekness for the sake of Allah, Allah uplifts him; to his self, he [seems he] is belittled, but in the eyes of people, he is grand; and he who is arrogant, Allah ‘azza wa jall, debases him, and in the eyes of people he is little, and to himself, he is great, to the extent that he is more debased to them (i.e., people) than a dog or a pig. (Bayhaqi)

16) [and]

قال موسى بن عمران على نبينا و عليه الصلوة و السلام : يا رب ! من أعز عبادك عندك ؟ قال : من إذا قدر غفر – بيهقي

Translation of meaning: Our Master Muusa bin ‘Imran, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihis salatu was salam, said, “O Lord! Who from amongst Your slaves is honored in front of You?” Allah Ta’ala made it known to him, “he who forgives despite possessing power [to avenge].” (Bayhaqi)

17) The Master, the Blessed Prophet , also articulated as such:
 

من خزن لسانه ستر الله عورته ،ومن كف غضبه كف الله عنه عذابه يوم القيامة ، ومن اعتذر إلى الله قبل الله عذره – بيهقي

Translation of meaning: He who protects his tongue, Allah shall conceal his ‘awrah [of sins], and he who turns back his anger, Allah shall turn back ‘adhab (punishment) from [reaching] him on the day of judgment, and whatever excuse he presents to Allah, Allah shall accept his excuse (i.e., judge him favorably). – (Bayhaqi)

18) He also articulated as such:

من كانت له مظلمة لأخيه من عرضه أو شيء فليتحلل منه اليوم قبل أن لا يكون دينار ولا درهم إن كان له عمل صالح أخذ بقدر مظلمته وإن لم يكن له حسنات أخذ من سيئات صاحبه فحمل عليه – صحيح بخاري

Translation of meaning: The one whose brother has a transgressed his rights, he should forgive him today itself, before such time that he possesses neither dinar nor dirham (money); if he (the transgressor) has good deeds, they shall be taken away from him proportionate to his transgressions, and if he doesn’t have good deeds, the victim’s sins shall be taken and loaded onto him.  (Bukhari)

19) The Blessed Prophet , also commanded as such:

 أَتَدْرُونَ مَا الْمُفْلِسُ” قَالُوا الْمُفْلِسُ فِينَا مَنْ لَا دِرْهَمَ لَهُ وَلَا مَتَاعَ، فَقَالَ: “إِنَّ الْمُفْلِسَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يَأْتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِصَلَاةٍ وَصِيَامٍ وَزَكَاةٍ وَيَأْتِي قَدْ شَتَمَ هَذَا وَقَذَفَ هَذَا وَأَكَلَ مَالَ هَذَا وَسَفَكَ دَمَ هَذَا وَضَرَبَ هَذَا فَيُعْطَى هَذَا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِهِ وَهَذَا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِهِ فَإِنْ فَنِيَتْ حَسَنَاتُهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُقْضَى مَا عَلَيْهِ أُخِذَ مِنْ خَطَايَاهُمْ فَطُرِحَتْ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ طُرِحَ فِي النَّارِ – صحيح مسلم

Translation of meaning: [The Prophet asked] “Do you know who is bankrupt?”. The people replied, “The bankrupt amongst us is the one who has no dirham or properties.” He, ‘alaihis salam, then said, “the bankrupt from my ummah is the one who shall appear on the day of judgment with salah, fasts, [and] zakat and [despite all that] he would have insulted someone, or slandered someone, or swallowed someone’s money unjustly, or shed someone’s blood unjustly [i.e., killed him], or beaten up someone unjustly, then his good deeds shall be given to this victim, and likewise to that victim and so on, then if his good deeds are exhausted before he pays back what he owes [to his victims], then their [the victims'] bad deeds shall be taken from them and loaded onto him, and then he [the transgressor] shall be thrown into hellfire. (Muslim)

20) It is narrated from our master Mu’awiyah, radzi Allahu ‘anhu, that he wrote to our Mother ‘Aisha, radzi Allahu ‘anhaa, to write him such a letter which contains a concise [Prophetic] bequeathment, then our Mother, radzi Allahu ‘anhaa, wrote:

سلام عليك أما بعد فإني سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول من التمس رضا الله بسخط الناس كفاه الله مؤنة الناس ومن التمس رضا الناس بسخط الله وكله الله إلى الناس والسلام عليك – ترمذي

Translation of meaning: Salamun Alaykum, and after that, [let it be known that] I heard Rasulullah, sal Allahu Ta’ala ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, say, “The one who does not care about people’s being upset worrying only about Allah’s ridza, Allah shall sufficiently help him against people’s burdens [placed onto him]; while he who is careless about Allah’s wrath seeking to please people, then Allah shall hand him over to people [i.e., permit people to do with him as they please] was-salamu ‘alaika.” (Tirmidhi)

The Master, the Blessed Prophet, sal Allahu Ta’ala ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallama wa baaraka, stated the truth. May Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, grant us and you the capability to act on the teachings of the Mukhbir as-Sadiq, ‘alaihis salam.

Even though these ahadith have been written without translation, it’s best if you turn towards the noble Shaykh Gio and try to understand their meanings so that action in accordance to them may be granted [by Allah]. The stay on this world is for a very short while; and the ‘adhab of the hereafter is extremely severe and everlasting. Far-sighted vision must be employed and one shouldn’t be deceived by this world’s dimming lushness and freshness. If anyone was accorded honor and dignity due to worldliness, then the duniya-seeking kuffaar would have been the patrons of the greatest honors. Getting infatuated with the outward of the duniya is senselessness. A few days of respite must be considered a bounty and one must try to strive in deeds earning Haqq Ta’ala’s ridza, and one must treat His creation virtuously. 

التعظيم لامر الله و الشفقة على خلق الله

[Translated to:] Aggrandizing the commands of Allah Ta’ala and compassion on Allah’s creation –

are the two grand foundations to salvation in the hereafter. What ever the Mukhbir as-Sadiq, ‘alaihis salatu was salam, has commanded, is in accordance to that same truth, ma’aadh Allah there is definitively no room for any joking or fooling around in it. Until when can one sleep like a dreaming rabbit? Eventually one will have to see the face of stiff disgrace and debasement. Allah Ta’ala states in Juz 18 in Surah Muminoon:

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ

Translation of meaning: Do you think that We created you in vain and you shall not be brought back to Us [to bear account]? — [Holy Quran 23:115]

Although the ascetic is aware that your time does not feel worthy to listen to such talks, it is the start of youth, and worldly goodies lie abundant [at your disposal], rulership and dominance over people too is attained (in such circumstances, it is extremely difficult to listen to words of nasiihah/advise) – he is saying these things out of compassion at your state. Right now, nothing is lost, there is still time for tawbah and turning towards Allah. Informing [you] is necessary.

در خانہ اگر کس است یک حرف بس است

[Persian idiom translated to]: If someone’s home, mere one letter is enough.

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Letters 87, 92, 93, 141 & 150 – Volume 1, Books 2 & 3

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

Five short letters on elementary tasawwuf – from the accomplished Sufi, Imam Rabbani’s perspective, may Allah sanctify his secret – which is really advanced tasawwuf enough to last us a lifetime as people like us are addicted to seeking information uselessly at the expense of steadfastness in action.

May Allah cause us to contemplate well and act on the words of our elders and cause us to grow in love for Him & His Messenger ﷺ and those beloved to Him & His Messenger ﷺ. Aameen bi hurmati nabiyyil ameen.

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Written towards Pehliwan Mahmood.

Elucidating on how blissful it is that friends of Haqq Ta’ala, Jalla wa ‘Alaa, accept someone.

May Allah Ta’ala protect you and keep you firmly grounded on the path of the Shari’ah, on its Master [Rasulullah] be exaltations, peace, and greetings.

The very first glad tiding for your family is that Miyan Shaykh Muzammil has graced you with his noble presence. What can one expound on the blessings of his suhbah (association with him)!

What magnanimous bliss it is that friends of Haqq Ta’ala, Jalla wa ‘Alaa (i.e., a pious waliy of Allah, a Muslim ‘saint’) accept someone, further majestic that they grace him and bless him with their association and compassion:

هم قوم لا يشقى جليسهم

They are a people, whose associates are protected from wretchedness. 

Shortly, consider his suhbah a bounty and keep in mind the aadaab of suhbah, so that it proves beneficial. What more can be written!

Was-Salamu awwalan wa aakhiraa. 

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This letter is also written towards Shaykh Kabeer. 

Elucidating on the matter that tranquility of the heart is achieved by dhikr (remembrance of Allah), not by gazing and proving – and the concerned matters regarding that.

May Allah Ta’ala keep us and you steadfast on the Shari’atil Mustafawiyyah, ‘alaa saahibihas salaatu was salaam wat tahiyyah.

 أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

Translation of meaning: Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts attain tranquility. [Holy Quran 13:28]

The path to tranquility of the heart is the dhikr of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Gazing and proving are not the paths to it. 

[Persian couplet translated to]: Those who base the foundations of their ways on proofs have legs of wood; It is indeed clear that wooden legs are weak and brittle. 

Because by dhikr, one attains a peculiar munaasibah (connection) with The Creator, even though it is not a connection (i.e, what is value of the dust of the world [i.e., us folk] in front of the Creator of the worlds?!). 

The fact of the matter is that through dhikr, a type of connection is established between the dhaakir (rememberer) and the madhkuur (the one being remembered) which is a means of attaining love; and when love is dominant [on the seeker], then all but tranquility leaves the heart. AND when the matter reaches to the attainment of the tranquility of the heart, then such a person has attained everlasting wealth. 

[Persian couplet translated to]: Engage in His dhikr for as long as your heart beats; purity of the heart is attained only by Allah’s dhikr. 

Was-Salamu awwalan wa aakhiraa.

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This letter was penned towards Sikandar Khan Lodhi.

Elucidating on the point that at all times one should be engrossed in the dhikr of The Cherisher, Jalla Shaanahu.

After praying the 5 daily salah’s (namaz) and praying the sunan muakkada in the mustahib (recommended) times, one should be engrossed in the dhikr (remembrance) of The Creator, Jalla Shaanahu. During eating, sleeping, coming & going, and in all of one’s matters, one should not stay void of dhikr. 

The manner of dhikr has been conveyed to you. Keep yourself committed to dhikr in accordance to that. If you feel a contaminant or an emptiness in your dhikr and organization, then firstly, the reason for such contamination must be investigated. Then one should plead and beg in the court of Haqq Subhanahu to negate such shortcomings; and one should struggle and strive to destroy this darkness and gloom – and the shaykh and murshid from whom one received education of the dhikr should be employed as a means to this end. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala alone is The One who grants ease in difficult tasks. Was-Salam.

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Written towards Mullah Muhammad Qaleej.

On the discussion that in this task of sulook (i.e., seeking out the path of tasawwuf) the magnificent thing is love and ikhlaas (sincerity).

May the Glorified Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala by the hurmat of the Noble Sayyidil Mursaleen, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaihim wa ‘alaa aalihis salawaatu wat tasleemaat, grant progresses [on the path] sooner than soon. You never write about the states of the heart in regards to the situation with them. DO write something or the other on this matter, as this is a positive means to receiving tawajjuh (the spiritual and focused attention of one’s shaykh on the murid, the seeker) even in [the murid's] absentia. In this job [of seeking the path of tasawwuf], the majestic thing is mahabbah (love) and ikhlaas. If progress is not felt at this time, then no need to get disheartened. If steadfastness is achieved on ikhlaas, then the job of years can be accomplished in a few moments. Was-Salam.

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On elucidation that only & only The Glorified Wajibul Wujood Ta’ala can be deemed Matluub (The One Sought) and Maqsuud (The One Deliberated towards). Written towards Khawajah Qasim.

Receiving my brother Khawajah Muhammad Qasim’s epistle of affinity was a means of delight. Dispersion of worldly matters and anomalies of outwardly states should not cause the heart to sorrow. They are not worth it that a person grieves due to them; because this world is in the realm of fana (terminating, i.e., that which will come to an end). One should spend one’s life in the deeds earning Haqq Ta’ala’s ridza – whether it causes pain or ease. Only Wajibul Wujood Ta’ala’s Self, Jalla Shaanahu, is worthy of matluubiyyah (being sought) – specially for beloved friends like you. Despite this, if you hint towards any sort of service or job to be taken care of, then this person shall try his best to complete it considering it a pleasure. Was-Salam. 

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Letter 193 – Volume 1, Book 3

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

This letter will hit hard with the subservient to the kuffaar munaafiqeen who pretend to be scholars of Islam – in sha Allah. 

Without further ado …

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On rectifying one’s beliefs in accordance to the beliefs of the [saved] sect of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah; and on learning the commands of fiqh like halal, haram, fardz, wajib, sunnah, mandub, and makruh (for which the science of fiqh is responsible); and on the impoverishment of Islam and goading towards its uplifting and overhauling – written towards the refuge of nobility, Shaykh Fareed.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الله تعالى ناصركم و يعينكم على كل ما يعيبكم و يشينكم

May Allah Ta’ala help you and grant you assistance against all that which you deem devious and repulsive.

From the ranks of responsibilities, it is firstly of utmost importance that one correct his beliefs in accordance to the beliefs of the ‘ulamaa of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah, shakar Allah sa’ayahum (may Allah compensate their efforts), because redemption of the hereafter is dependent on the unmistakable beliefs of these esteemed greats, and the firqatun naajiyah (the saved sect) is also these very people and those who follow them. And these are the very people who are on the ways of the Master, ‘alaihis salawaatu was salam, and his blessed companions, ridwan Allahi ‘alaihim ajma’een. And from the knowledge that is extracted from The Book (Quran) and the Sunnah, ONLY THAT is trustable – which has been extracted by these eminent scholars and as understood by them (i.e., ONLY the interpretations of the scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah are reliable) – because even the mubtadi’een and the misguided are under the fallacious impression that they are extracting and understanding their loathsome ‘aqaid from The Book and the Sunnah. Indeed, no interpretations extracted by them should be trusted[1].  And for the rectification to these truthful ‘aqaid [of the Ahlus Sunnah], the glorious imam Turpushti’s treatise is extremely handy and easy to comprehend. In your noble gatherings, please keep discussing it. But since the stated treatise centers around evidencing, and contains a lot of lengthy arguments and elucidations, another treatise that only contains the end rulings (masaail) would be better and more appropriate. On the same ground, it occurred to this ascetic’s heart that he write a treatise that is based on the ‘aqaid of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah, and is easily understandable. If possible, it shall be penned down soon and sent in your good service.

After the rectification of these ‘aqaid [in accordance to those of the Ahlus Sunnah], learning what is halal and haram, fardz and wajib, sunnah and manduub and makruuh (for which the science of fiqh is responsible), and acting in accordance to them is also a must. Instruct a few students to keep reading fiqh books that are in Persian, like Majmoo’a-Khwani and ‘Umdatul Islam, in gatherings. And if, na’uudhubillah (we seek Allah’s refuge) if some corruption falls into the necessary matters of i’itiqad (beliefs), then one is left bereft of redemption in the hereafter. And if any heedlessness takes place in deeds, then it is possible for one to be forgiven just on the basis of tawbah, and even if one is recompensed for it, then still, one will eventually attain redemption. Hence, the superior deed is rectification of ‘aqaid.

It is narrated from his eminence, Khawaja Ahraar, may his secret be sanctified, that if we are given all the [spiritual] states and [material/spiritual] presences are offered to us, but our haqiiqah (reality) is not in conformance to the ‘aqaid of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah, then we do not know of anything other than perdition. Contrarily, if all dilapidations are gathered onto us, but our reality is in conformance to the ‘aqaid of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah, then there is no fear.

ثبتنا الله سبحانه و اياكم على طريقتهم المرضية بحرمة سيد البشر عليه و على اله من الصلوات افضلها و من التسليمات اكملها

May Allah Subhanahu keep you and us steadfast on the path acceptable [to Him], by the tawassul of the Commander of Mankind, on him and his progeny be the choicest of exaltations and the most perfect of greetings.

A dervish (ascetic) had come to Lahore. He had described that Shaykh Jio had appeared for Jumu’ah prayers in the grand mosque of the old marketplace. And sir Rafee’uddeen, after mentioning of his being blessed by the meeting, said that the nobleman Shaykh Jio had made a grand mosque out of his mansion. Alhamdulillahi ‘alaa dhaalik (all praise is due to Allah for this). May Haqq Ta’ala grant him further capabilities. It pleasures the heart immensely hearing these kinds of things related to the sincere ones and the friends.

My esteemed noble benefactor! Today, Islam is becoming quite impoverished. Today, spending a mere penny for its betterment is akin to spending billions. Let us see which chivalrous one is blessed with this exalted bounty. The progress of deen [Islam] and strengthening of it is always good and gracious, regardless of who it is effected by. But in these times when Islam is getting impoverished, such help from such audacious young men of the noble Ahlul Bayt (Prophet’s progeny) is further extremely gracious and magnificent, because such bounty is the home grown cultivation of esteemed seniors like you. Its connection with you is personal, while it is merely casual for others. In reality, the Prophet’s, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihis salaatu was salam, inheritance lies in materializing this greatly exalted  command. The Blessed Prophet ﷺ, addressing the noble companions, said [words to the effect] that you have been presented in such a time that if you disregard just a tenth of the commandments and prohibitions, you shall perish, and after you such people shall arrive that if they merely act on a tenth of the commandments and prohibitions, they shall be saved. Now this is just that time, and these people are just those people[2].

[Persian couplet translated to]: The ball of success and bliss lies unattended in the ground; what [calamity] has befallen the riders that no one proceeds to pick it up. 

It has been excellent that the accursed (la’een) kafir ‘gobind’ and his sons were killed, and it has been a means of a loss to the trashed hindus. Regardless of the intention he was killed for, and regardless of the motives that he was killed for, in any case, in it is the disgrace of the kuffaar and the progress of the ahl al-Islam (Muslims). 

This ascetic saw in a dream, before this kafir was killed, that the king of the time has crushed the skull of the head of shirk. Truly, he was an extreme idol worshiper, the chief of the ahl ash-shirk (mushriks), and the imam of the ahl al-kufr (kafirs)[3].

خذلهم الله تعالى

May Allah humiliate them (the kuffaar and the mushrikeen).

And the Master of Deen and Duniya, ‘alaihis salaatu was salam, in some of his prayers has pronounced la’anat (cursed them) and disgraced them as such:

اللهم شتت شملهم و فرق جمعهم و خرب بنيانهم و خذهم اخذ غزيز مقتدر

Transliteration: Allahumma shattit shamlahum, wa farriq jam’ahum, wa kharrib bunyaanahum, wa khudh-hum akhdha ‘azeezim muqtadir

Translation of meaning: O Allah! Shred their coalition, and break up their group, and make their homes barren, and imprison them like a mighty victor imprisons[4].

The honor of Islam and ahl al-Islam lies in kufr and ahl al-kufr being downtrodden. The aim of jizya is the humiliation and disgrace of the kuffaar. As much as ahl al-kufr are respected, just that much Islam is dishonored. The axiom must be remembered well. Most people have ignored this axiom and ill-fatedly destroyed deen[5]

Allah Ta’ala says:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ جَاهِدِ الْكُفَّارَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ وَاغْلُظْ عَلَيْهِمْ

Translation of meaning: O [beloved] Prophet! Launch jihad against the kuffaar and the hypocrites and be harsh against them. [Holy Quran 9:73 and 66:9]

Launching jihad against the kuffaar and administering harshness on them is from the necessities of deen. The remaining conventions of kufr that had not manifested in the previous era – due to this era’s king of Islam’s (in india) disconnect with the [evils of the] ahl al-kufr – have hit hard on the hearts of Muslims. It is compulsory for Muslims to inform the king of Islam of the evils of those conventions of these infidels; and strive to abdicate them (the conventions of kufr). May be the king is not aware of the evils of these remaining conventions. And if you consider it feasible based on the times, then inform some ‘ulamaa of ahl al-Islam so that they come and show the evils of the ahl al-kufr[6]. Because for the propagation of the commands of the Shari’ah, no paranormal events of manifestations of karaamaat, are required. On the day of judgment, no excuses shall be heard that one did not propagate the commands of the Shari’ah due to a lack of tasarruf (tasarruf refers to mystical deportments of the Sufis)[7].

When the Prophets, ‘alaihimus salawaatu was salam, who are the most exalted of all creations, used to propagate the commands of the Shari’ah, and their people used to desire mu’ajizaat (prophetic miracles), they used to say [words to the effect of], “Mu’ajizaat are from Allah. Our responsibility is to convey the commands.” And it may be possible that at that time [of propagating the requirements of the Shari'ah], Haqq Ta’ala may make manifest a [supernatural] feat [at their hands] that can lead to the belief that these people are truthful [and bestowed with paranormal blessings too]. In any case, informing of the realities of the commands of the Shari’ah is necessary. Until this comes into effect, the responsibility for this action lies with the ‘ulamaa and the close associates of the king’s court. How great a bliss is this that, a group [of people] are discomforted in the course of this communication.

What discomforts did the Prophets, ‘alaihimus salawaatu was salam, not suffer during the course of the propagation of the commands? And what kind of afflictions did they not face?

The noblest from amongst the Prophets, ‘alaihimus salawaatu was salam, our Master, ‘alaihis salaatu was salam, has said that

 ما اوذي نبي مثل ما اوذيت

Translation of meaning: No prophet has been pained as I have been pained.

[Persian couplet translated to]: Lifetime has passed, the story of our love haven’t being ended; night has passed, hence I shorten the narrative.

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[1] - This proves expressly from the noble imam’s words that ONLY those interpretations of Quran and Hadith are reliable, which have been stated by the ‘ulamaa of the Ahlus Sunnah and the noble greats of Islam. This is such an axiom that by adopting it, one stays safe from the ways of the misguided sects.

[2] - This is a hadith in Tirmidhi reported by Seyyidina Abu Hurayrah.

[3] - The deeper a kafir goes into kufr, the greater an enemy of Islam he is and the more debased he is in front of Allah. The heads and leaders of the kuffaar might be in the upper echelons for their own communities, but as far as Islam and Muslims are concerned, they are the absolute lowest scum that walk this earth. This applies to both their religious leaders as well as their political leaders who plot and plan against Islam and Muslims, may Allah disgrace His enemies.

The noble imam’s words of dishonor at the leader of the filthy hindus strengthens this point. It is kufr for Muslims to honor the kuffaar, and such kufr is only compounded by according their heads honorary titles like “his holiness” or “his beatitude” or “his eminence” and so on. This is manifestly stated in books of fiqh of all the madhhabs.

Muslims should NEVER use such titles for the heads of the kuffaar. They should know that the deeper a person goes into kufr, the greater an enemy of Allah he becomes, as Allah calls ALL kafirs as His enemies in the Quran. The high priests of the hindus, the popes and priests of the christians, the rabbis of the jews, the monks of the budhhists, and so on, these people are lower and filthier sharrul bariyyah’s than regular kafirs.

Needless to say that their filthy political leaders who seek to destroy Muslim lives and properties are in the same category and their actions are manifest for all to see.

They deserve THE MAXIMUM of Muslims’ dishing out of disgrace, dishonor and antipathy.

The imam expressed delight at the death of that hindu scum ‘gobind pal’. Please note the du’a below that should be said by a Muslim at the death of a kafir enemy of Islam, as conveyed by scholars:

الحمد لله الذي نصر عبده و أعز دينه

Alhamdulillahil ladhi nasara ‘abdahu wa a’azza deenah.

Translation of meaning: All praise is due to Allah, The One who helped His slave[s] and empowered His religion. 

It should also be noted that it’s not just their religious figures and political leaders that are the more severe enemies of Islam, but even the clowns who run talk-back radio programs, TV shows, and all such people whose enmity to Islam is openly visible.

[4] - This is a du’a stated by the Blessed Prophet ﷺ, himself. Further proof that it is well allowed and desirable to pray for the elimination of kufr and the destruction of the enemies of Islam. This would come as a tight slap in the face of all those hypocrites who claim sufi-hood and yet love to guise their cowardice and servitude to the kuffaar in the name of “aadaab”.

Although I am not a proponent for transliterations since I believe Muslims MUST BE literate in Arabic, I have transliterated it, so that Muslims who cannot read the Arabic may memorize this Prophetic du’a.

[5] - There is absolutely no sugarcoating the fact that the expressly stated aim of jizya in the Quran is the humiliation of kafirs. Those poor people who feel embarrassed at being Muslim or those munaafiqeen who seek to serve the kuffaar, can try and philosophize all they want and they cannot do away with this direct verse of the Quran.

They need not cry looking at the words of the noble imam where he says that as much as kafirs are respected, just that much Islam is dishonored and vice versa. The verse of the jizya proves this point handsomely. Islam and kufr are opposites. Two opposites are never valid at the same time. Kufr and kuffaar ALWAYS need to be dishonored by Islam and Muslims and in THAT ALONE lies the upliftment of Islam and Muslims. This axiom MUST ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED by Muslims.

This is the ayah that commands the jizya, in its entirety:

قَاتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلاَ بِالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَلاَ يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَلاَ يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ حَتَّى يُعْطُواْ الْجِزْيَةَ عَن يَدٍ وَهُمْ صَاغِرُونَ

 Translation of meaning: War [against] the people who do not believe in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that as forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, and [those that] take not as their religion the religion of truth (Islam) from those who have been given a book* – until they pay the jizya with their hands, and they’re humiliated**. [Holy Quran 9:29]

* Those who do not believe in Allah refers to the people who do not believe in Him as He has commanded to believe in Him, with his Self & Attributes as well as they do not believe in ALL His prophets. This includes all pagans, atheists, etc., and as the verse says, even includes people of the book, since they do not accept Prophet Muhammad, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, as Allah’s Messenger, plus not to mention they do not even believe in Allah and His Self & Attributes as they should, the jews being anthropomorphists engaged in tajseem and tashbeeh, some of them even mushrikeen who call ‘Uzair, ‘alaihis salam, as Allah’s son (wal ‘iyadhu billah); and the christians being blatant polytheists with their beliefs in the trinity and attributing Allah with a son, subhanahu ‘amma yushrikoon.

** Jizya is the tribute taken from the people of the book and all other kafirs engaged in a protection treaty with the Muslim state. Fiqh rulings – 1. This jizya is taken in cash and there is no credit facility in it. 2. The one who pays jizya HAS TO appear personally before the revenue officers of the Islamic state and pay the jizya. 3. He has to come walking and stand up when he pays it. 4. All kafirs including the people of the book have to pay the jizya except the mushriks of the Arabian peninsula as jizya from them in not accepted. 5. Jizya is lifted from those who embrace Islam. | The hikmah of imposing the jizya is that the kuffaar be given time to explore the beauty of Islam and its infallible proofs attesting its truthfulness and thus they too have an opportunity to uplift their sorry states and rise to the opportunity to become Muslim.

As stated in the previous post, a person who pays the jizya is termed a “dhimmi”. A person who does not pay the jizya simply cannot be ruled a dhimmi in the Shari’ah.

Dhimmi status is as good as a kafir’s status gets in front of a Muslim. A kafir’s status relative to a Muslim simply does not rise higher than “dhimmi” and dhimmi itself is a status of humiliation as proven by the Quran. One can then think about the status of other kafirs and the implications of being friends with them and honoring them.

Any other kafir is lower than a dhimmi in his status relative to a Muslim, according to Shari’ah. There are more fiqh details on this that may be covered later in sha Allah.

One filthy munaafiq who has donned the cloak of Islamic scholarship gleefully stated that the age of dhimmi status has passed. This shaytan does not know that jizya is for all times, until the arrival of Imam Mehdi and Sayyidina ‘Eisa, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihimus salam. And once they arrive, they will lift the jizya, yes, but in those times it will not be for laxity or for subservience to the kuffar; on the contrary, in those times the kuffaar’s acts of aggression against Islam and Muslims shall have reached their pinnacle – and when Sayyidina ‘Eisa and Imam Mehdi, ‘alaa nabiyyina wa ‘alaihimus salam, war against them, the rule then shall be ‘convert to Islam or be executed, no jizya even’. If the Muslim rulers of Muslim states in these times do not charge the jizya, then it is the scholars job to teach them the rules of the Shari’ah and incite them to charge the jizya, not pass such abhorrent comments beaming in servitude to their satanic kafir masters.

[6] - This paragraph needs to be taken a good note of by all of us Muslims. Note how the imam says that the job of Muslims is to teach and remind their leaders if they fall into heedlessness. He touches on this topic in another few letters too.

Muslims should note that our deen is nasiihah. It is our job to help our leaders and heads of states. And when they are heedless in implementing the commands of the Shari’ah they need to be shown such commands – this is the greatest help we can offer them.

Anarchy and revolting against them is not the way of Islam. Even if the Muslim rulers of our times do not charge the jizya from kafirs, or they hire kafirs as advisors in governmental positions of Muslim states (this is haram), or form treaties and alliances with kafir countries that hurt Muslims, or have given up on all forms of offensive and defensive jihad, we cannot revolt against them as long as they do not restrict our practice of Islam.

It should also be noted that jihad is only launched by the head of state. Vigilantism by individuals and groups that disturbs Muslim interests and the public order is not allowed. The ways of the stupid kharijis are not endorsed by Islam. The right way to launch jihad against kafirs is to teach and inform Muslim rulers to launch jihad officially and formally.

As the noble imam says, this job of teaching and informing the Islamic heads of states, should be carried on by scholars and their close aides. The common people on their part can remind the scholars to wake up and fulfill their duties to the commands of Allah.

Muslims should also note that it is a requirement of the Shari’ah to honor any contracts they enter into as long as it does not infringe on their religious obligation. Thus those Muslims, who live in kafir majority countries, under a visa or hold their citizenship, they are simply not allowed to raise conflicts with such governments, their authorities and political and social institutions like the police, or hurt public life and property. It is imperative they follow the laws of the land for as long as they are allowed to practice Islam. If basic Islamic practices are disallowed in such lands, they should leave it at once and migrate to a Muslim land, rather than think that they have the authority to raise conflicts against the state. The jihad should come officially from a Muslim state. This is not stated for the purpose of political correctness or as a legal disclaimer, but this is what the rulings of Islamic fiqh dictate. 

Also it is nothing but foolish and a misnomer that jihad is only launched in defense. It should be launched offensively too, to expand the domination, influence, and interests of Islam and Muslims if the Muslim leaders are in a position of military might. It has its rules and procedures outlined in the Shari’ah.

The idiots who say that jihad is only defensive, need to look at the offensive operations launched by the kuffaar to expand their domination, influence and interests and realise that the fact of the matter is that Islam and kufr are locked in a zero sum game. One’s gain is the other’s loss. The only way to gain for one, is to expand its domination, influence and power, or else it suffers a loss.

In any case, it does not seem likely for Muslims to be able to launch offensive jihad against the forces of evil in the near future. Muslim scholars should work on informing Muslim leaders of Muslim states regarding the immediate strategic interests of uplifting Islam and Muslims, like imposing the jizya on their kafir residents, and not keeping any kafir employees in any roles in government bodies, striking them economically not letting them come anywhere near Muslim owned resources like oil & gas, taking a firm stand against their operations in Muslim lands and so on. They should show them the blatant enmity to Islam and Muslim nations that emanates from the filthy kafirs in our times and incite them to have some shame for Islam and Muslims too.

Also it is foolish for those people who live in kafir countries to organize rallies, events, speeches etc. backbiting Muslim leaders while living in kafir lands. The correct way is to inform the Muslim leaders directly and educate them by organizing systematic efforts of scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah, rather than rant and vent out frustration in a kafir land screaming for a khilafah. This is a futile act that serves absolutely zero interests of Islam. What is the aim of calling for a khilafah in a Muslim state, while living in the west?

Is it not foolishness and hypocritic to be living in the west, enjoying its material luxuries of duniya, yet asking for a reform in a land far away? If they are sincere, the least they should do is to migrate to a Muslim land, and work to bring about change from within. One simply can’t have his cake and eat it too, to use an idiom.

[7] - It seems people have this propensity to think that to be called a scholar or a knowledgeable person of deen, one has to display karaamaat (supernatural events that occur at the hands of pious Muslims).

Such concepts are even very much alive in our times where people just look for karaamaat and think that it is a prerequisite for being pious/knowledgeable. People should note that it is NOT a condition of piety or knowledge that one display karaamaat. Muslims should beware of such false concepts that have crept into modern day “sufism”.

The imam says that the tasarruf of the awliyaa (which is their paranormal and mystical deportations, their various spiritual blessings endowed on them by Allah, their spiritual connections with the blessed souls of the Prophet ﷺ, sahaba and other senior awliyaa, etc.) are NOT a prerequisite requirement to be propagating the commands of religion. In other words, any Muslim scholar who is knowledgeable in a matter, it is his duty to propagate what he knows about religion to those who are heedless or not knowledgeable EVEN IF he doesn’t have a stash of goodies lined up his sleeve, or even if he can’t walk on water and so on.

As stated in the previous post on istidraj, supernatural events can even occur at the hands of outright kafirs. They are not the proofs for someone being right. 

Muslim scholars and leaders who seek to embark on this task of advising those in power and leadership regarding the commands of the Shari’ah should take note of this point, and move ahead with tawakkal on Allah. These sentences of the noble imam are aimed at reminding the scholars of their duties and giving them confidence.

Also as stated in the next few lines, he also gives the examples of what the prophets of Allah said when people demanded miracles from them as they were making the commands known. He further elucidates that when one embarks on this task of making the commands of the Shari’ah known to people, it is inevitable that he suffer pain and hurt at the hands of people too. There isn’t a prophet who hasn’t been pained by his people. All the great scholars of Islam have been pained by ruthless rulers who did not immediately digest the good advise given to them.

Allah alone is the one who grants success.

was-Salam.

 

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Letters 143 and 179 – Volume 1, Book 3

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

These short letters are on praising youth who seek knowledge and cultivate a love of pious & learned Muslims in their hearts, salvaging one’s youth, not wasting it away to idle pursuits, and being a man. 

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 143 STARTS ————————————————————-

Penned towards Mullah Shams:

Elucidating that the spring of youth should be considered a bounty and not be given away to playfulness and making merry.

May the adulator of the ascetics, Mawlana Shams be granted the capability toward virtuous deeds, as one should salvage his youth considering it a bounty, and not spend it in playfulness & merry making, and give it away to useless pursuits – because in such a case, one shall eventually attain nothing other than regret and remorse. To convey [this] is a condition (i.e., necessity). Please perform the 5 daily prayers with the jama’ah (congregation); and distinguish between halal and haram. The way to redemption in the hereafter is the following of the Sahib ash-Shari’ah (The Master of the Shari’ah, i.e., the one Allah authorized to disburse the Shari’ah to mankind), ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihis salawaatu wat tasleemaat. Please do not let your eyes be studded by the glitter of terminal delights and other goodies that shall perish. 

و الله سبحانه الموفق للخيرات

ِAnd Allah Subhanahu is The One Who directs towards goodness.

END LETTER 143 ————————————————————————————————-

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 179 STARTS ————————————————————-

Penned in nasiihah (advice) towards Mir ‘AbdAllah bin Mir Muhammad Nu’aman:

My dear son! May you always stay guided in accordance to your name (‘AbdAllah meaning slave of Allah). Considering the spring of youth as a bounty, please stay busy seeking knowledge of the sciences of the Shari’ah and acting in accordance to them. And please be heedful that this precious age not be spent in non-beneficial and senseless deeds; and not be wasted in playfulness and merrymaking. The other thing is that your esteemed father shall reach you within a few days, in sha Allah Ta’ala, and you will have to inform his associates regarding his arrival.

پدر خویش باش اگر مردی

[Persian idiom]: If you’re a man, be your own father (i.e., take charge of your affairs).

Was-Salam

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Letter 139 – Volume 1, Book 3

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

Q: How do you make a 21st century munaafiq squirm?

A: You tell him that the ahl al-kitab, the christians and jews, are filthy hell-bound kafirs and it is haram to be their friends!  

This letter of the noble imam, a universally acknowledged Sufi, states explicitly that insulting the kuffaar and the blasted mubtadi’iin and heretics who make a mockery of Islam and raise objections towards the people of Allah is an act of virtue. 

This letter is also a slap in the face of the pretentious people of plastic piety who like to talk about aadaab and akhlaaq only when it suits to shroud their cowardice or their affinities towards the kuffaar.

Was-Salam.

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 139 STARTS ————————————————————-

Written towards Ja’afar Baig Tihani:

On the mention of the dejected group that raises objections towards the ahl-Allah (i.e., people of Allah, the pious scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah). Insulting and disgracing this group is not just allowed, but it is also mustahsan (likable). 

Your eminent letter was received [by the ascetic]. May Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala grant you safety; you keep notice of the states of the ascetics, and regard their presence and absence as equal (i.e., you are equally considerate and concerned whether they are in your presence or not). 

Your eminence! When the kuffaar of the Quraysh exaggerated plentifully in their attacking and efforts at dishonoring Islam due to their superior levels of debauchery, the esteemed Messenger, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihis salawaatu was salam, commanded some Muslim poets to insult and debase the worthless, idiotic kuffaar in their poetry. That poet used to sit on the mimbar (pulpit) in front of the esteemed Messenger, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa aalihi min as-salawaati afdzaluhaa wa min at-tasleemaati akmaluhaa, and used to publicly say poetry disgracing the kuffaar. The Master, ‘alaihis salaatu was salam, said about the man that the time he spends being busy insulting the kuffaar, Ruh ul-Qudus (Jibreel) stays with him[1]. Being hurt and harassed by people is from amongst the toils of love [of Allah and His Messenger]. 

Oh Allah! Do include us from amongst those ‘ushshaaq [who bear love for You and Your Messenger]; by the hurmat of the Sayyidil Mursaleen, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaihim wa ‘alaa aalihis salawaatu wat tasleemaat.

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[1] – This hadith is authentic and comes from Shaykhaan, Bukhaariy & Muslim, that the Prophet, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, commanded Hassaan bin Thaabit, radi Allahu ‘anhu, to insult the mushrikeen, right from the pulpit.

TRANSLATOR’S NOTE:

Those filthy scoundrels who hide behind the freedom of speech charade in order to seek to insult Islam and our Master Rasulullah, ﷺ, they should be shown zero mercy and be responded to as ruthlessly as possible, and in kind.

It is neither aadaab & akhlaaq of Islam, nor its tasawwuf, to sheepishly swallow insults and jabs at our religion and the Prophet. Such cowards who like to wax pretentious about their aadaab in the name of “Sufism” and “Sunnah”, twisting the words of scholars to suit their love of the kuffaar, should find other avenues and other excuses to lick the boots of their kafir masters.

Islam and Muslims are not supposed to be pacifists who swallow aggression and transgression. 

 

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Letter 94 – Volume 1, Book 2

On REAL tasawwuf

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

In this letter, the noble Imam highlights the fact that the ways of the TRUE Sufis are unattainable without adhering to the ‘aqaid of the Ahlus Sunnah and being busy in virtuous deeds.

Those kafir hypocrites who lie against the Quran and sahih ahadith of our Master Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, by denying the kafir status of people of the book (christians and jews) and by saying that kafirs like christians and jews and budhhists are entitled to the Prophet’s intercession, or that they shall enter heaven - they are NOT even Muslims, what to say about them being “Sunnis” following the pristine Ash’ari and Maturidi ‘aqaid or “Sufis”.

They are the manifest munafiqiin of our times. They are infidel kafirs manifest to all Muslims, even though they like to think that they are good at lying and hiding the fact that they are filthy infidels. They think they are laughing at Islam. In reality, Muslims worldwide are laughing at them, and the ‘adhab prepared by Allah for them is simply humiliating. 

As the scholars have said, “jahil sufis”, i.e., those ignorant fools who like to call themselves sufis, they are shaytan’s stooges.

Was-Salam. 

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 94 STARTS —————————————————————

Written towards Khidr Jaan Lodhi.

On the insistence that for a human rectification of ‘aqaid (beliefs) and enactment of virtuous deeds is of utmost importance, so that with the aid of these two wings, one may fly high to the world of haqiiqah[1].

May Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala grant steadfastness on the path of the Shari’atil Mustafawiyyah, ‘ala saahibhas ssalatu was salam wat tahiyyah.

One thing that is ABSOLUTELY needed and without which there is no respite is that firstly one must rectify one’s beliefs in accordance to the right beliefs of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah which is the firqatun naajiyah (the saved sect), then secondly one must base his actions on the rulings of fiqh after learning what is fard, sunnah, wajib, mustahib, halal, haram, makruh, mushtabih.

Once both these wings of i’itiqad (belief) and ‘amal (deed) are attained, then if capability is granted by the Creator, Jalla Sulatanahu, it may be possible that one fly high towards the world of haqiiqah. Flight to the world of haqiiqah without acquiring these two wings is absolutely impossible and unattainable.

ٰمحال ست سعدی کہ راہ صفا                تواں رفت جز درپےء مصطفے

[Persian couplet of the esteemed Sufi Shaykh Sa'adi rahimahullah, translated to]: Impossible is the path to purity and guidance, O Sa’adi, without being blessed to follow the footsteps of Mustafa, sal Allahu Ta’ala ‘alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam.

May Allah grant us and you the following of The Master, sal Allahu Ta’ala ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihi wa sallam.

END LETTER 94 ————————————————————————————————–

[1] – Haqiiqah literally means reality. In this context of tasawwuf, it refers to realities of the universe and knowledge of its Creator made manifest to the one who is an accomplished Sufi.

 

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Letter 50 – Volume 1, Book 2

On despising this vile duniya. 

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 50 STARTS —————————————————————

Written towards the refuge of nobility, Shaykh Fareed.

On despising this vile world.

May Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala grant liberation from [the love of] that which is not Him and grant complete enslavement to His Self. By the hurmat (tawassul) of that Sayyidil Bashr (Leader of Mankind) who was liberated from the desire of casting a glance towards that which is not Haqq [Subhanahu wa Ta’ala].

The duniya on the outwardly is quite sweet and appears lush and fresh. But in reality it is a fatal poison and a useless pursuit and being entrapped in it is a useless act. The one who is acceptable in the eyes of the duniya is in reality disgraced and the one who seeks this acceptance rabidly is a madman. It is like najasah (filth) plated with gold or sugar coated poison.

The wise person is the one who doesn’t chase this ugly lot (duniya) and doesn’t get entrapped in it. Scholars state that if a person dies leaving a will that his wealth be distributed to “sahib al-‘aql” (a man of understanding), then it must be given to the abstinent person of the time, who is completely disconnected with the duniya. This disconnect of his would be due to his superior acumen, and any further than this would be prolixity.

The other botheration is that his eminence, Shaykh Zakariyya, in this age and in this year is imprisoned in the revenue collection service. Despite being trapped in this service, he considers worldly accounts as much easier than the accounts of the hereafter, and is always anxious about the accounts of the hereafter. In this world of causes, he considers your eminent attention (tawajjuh) as a magnanimous means (i.e., blessing) and is hopeful that in the new [employment] papers too his name shall be included, because the said shaykh is from the servants of your esteemed court.

[Persian couplet translated to]: Grant me a heart and witness my chivalry; barely call me your mere fox and watch me roar.

By the hurmat of the Nabiyyil Ummiy and his esteemed progeny, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaihim minas salawaati afzdaluhaa wa minat tasleemaati akmaluhaa, may you be blessed with external (zdhaahiri) and internal (baatini) blessings.

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Letter 33 – Volume 1, Book 1

On the evil “scholars” who have made a mockery of Islam.

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

This letter was written more than 400 years ago. One can imagine the situation in our times.

Please look around you at “scholars” who write pretty articles twisting Islamic knowledge by their mascara pens in “academic journals” and sell religious “learning” and “experiences” for mighty chunks of dollars.

We are not concerned with the ahl al-bid’ah (wahhabis and shias), but please look around you at all those charlatans who claim to be “Ahl As-Sunnah”, “Ash’aris”, “Maturidis”, people of “one of the 4 esteemed madhhabs” and people of “tasawwuf” and “seekers of guidance” and people of “tariiqah” and so on.

Their forked tongues on the one hand sing the Burdah and praise the esteemed Sunni awliyaa, and on the other hand seek to equate Islam and kufr like christianity, judaism, budhhism etc. and sing hymns praising their kafir masters. These people have only 2 aims: to extract money out of the “Islamic” industry, and to serve the interests of their kafir masters.

Such people need to repent publicly and seek to work for the uplifting of Islam.

May Allah disgrace in this world and in the hereafter the faces of those who sell His deen for paltry sums of dollars in subservience to the kuffaar.

W-Allahul Musta’aan.

TRANSLATION OF LETTER 33 STARTS ———————————————————-

On the condemnation of the scholars of evil (‘ulamaa as-soo) who are engrossed in the love of this world and have made [religious] knowledge a means of acquiring duniya (i.e., this world and all its luxuries); and the praise and lauding of pious scholars who have become bereft of the love of this world – written towards Mullah Haji Muhammad Lahori.

Love of the duniya and attraction towards it is an ugly scar on the face for the group of scholars. Even though [Allah’s] creation may benefit due to them, their knowledge is of no use to their own selves. Even though the Shari’ah may be helped and the [Islamic] nation’s strengthening is aided and exaggerated by them, it is well possible that sometimes this help and strengthening is effected by people of sinfulness and indecency, as the Master of Messengers, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaihim wa ‘ala aalihis salawaatu wat tasleemaat, has informed regarding the help through a faajir (sinful person):

ان الله ليؤيد هذا الدين بالرجل الفاجر      

Translation of meaning: Indeed Allah also uses a sinful person to help this religion. [Hadith, Shaykhaan - Bukhariy & Muslim]

The scholars of evil are like the philosopher’s stone, that transform iron or copper and other metals to gold if brought into contact with it, but it always stays a stone and doesn’t transform. Similarly, the fire (i.e., energy) that is concealed in stones and bamboo, the world benefits from them, but that unfortunate stone and bamboo do not benefit from the fire concealed within them. In fact, I say that this knowledge is actually harmful to them, as it has established evidence against them.

ان اشد الناس عذابا يوم القيامة عالم لم ينفعه الله بعلمه

Translation of meaning: The maximum ‘adhab on the Day of Judgment shall be on the person whom Allah has not benefitted by his knowledge. [Hadith, Tabarani, Bayhaqi, others]

Why shouldn’t their knowledge be harmful and hurtful to them? Even though that knowledge is incarnate respect and the most honorable of objects in existence in front of Allah. They have used that [knowledge] as a means and a path to earn the vile duniya (i.e., the benefits of its life) and property, status and nobility; while the duniya is the most disgraced & dishonored object in front of Allah and the worst of all creations. Then it is extremely disgusting to debase that which is honored in front of Allah and honor that which is deplorable in front of Allah; and in reality, is competition against Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

Learning, teaching, and issuing fataawa is beneficial only when done purely for seeking Allah’s rida, and is bereft of the desires for status & nobility, acquisition of wealth & riches, and lofty ranks. And the sign and indicator of that is one acquire zuhd (renunciation) against the objects of this world and stay unattached to duniya and all that is in it.

Those ‘ulamaa (scholars) who are afflicted with this evil and are imprisoned in the love of this vile duniya, are the ‘ulamaa of duniya. These very people, the ‘ulamaa as-soo (scholars of evil), are THE worst of all people and are the embezzlers of deen, even though such people consider themselves as the [perfect] followers of religion [Islam] and the best of all creation:

وَيَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُمْ عَلَى شَيْءٍ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْكَاذِبُونَ

اسْتَحْوَذَ عَلَيْهِمُ الشَّيْطَانُ فَأَنسَاهُمْ ذِكْرَ اللَّهِ أُوْلَئِكَ حِزْبُ الشَّيْطَانِ أَلَا إِنَّ حِزْبَ الشَّيْطَانِ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

Translation of meaning: And they think they have done something, verily, they are liars. They have been consumed by satan and they have forgotten the remembrance of Allah; they are the party of satan, indeed, the party of satan is the one in loss. [Holy Quran 58:18-19]

One person from the greats [of the ummah] saw that lucifer is sitting unemployed and unworried about misguiding and wooing hearts to evil. That ascetic enquired the secret for this [buoyancy] from the accursed, and satan replied that the ‘ulamaa as-soo are providing him magnanimous help and support in this task of his, and they have disburdened him of this task [of misguiding people].

The truth of the matter is that all laziness & ineptitude that has been effected in the [following of] the commands of the Shari’ah, and every heedlessness that has been conceived in the externalization of deen and the [Islamic] nation – it has all been due to the balefulness of the ‘ulamaa as-soo and due to the putridity of their intentions.

Yes, those ‘ulamaa who are unconcerned of the duniya and liberated of the love of status, estate and wealth, they alone are the ‘ulamaa al-aakhirah (the scholars of the hereafter, i.e., scholars who seek to rectify their own and others’ hereafter) and the inheritors of the prophets, ‘alaihimus ssalawaat wat tasleemaat. Only these people are [considered as] admirable creation. Tomorrow, on the day of judgment, their inks shall be weighed in comparison to the weights of the bloods of those who are martyred [in the battleground] in the cause of Allah; and the scales containing their inks shall tip to their favor[1]; and

نوم العلماء عبادة

[Translated to] “the sleep of scholars is [also] worship”[2]

is also stated in their honor. These are the [honorable] scholars in whose eyes the beauty of the aakhirah (hereafter) glitters adorably. They have already witnessed the ugliness and the evil of duniya. They have seen the aakhirah as a view of baqaa (lastingness) and have found the duniya to be disfigured with downfall and annihilation. That is why they have given themselves away to the hereafter that shall be everlasting and have sundered themselves from the terminal world. The witnessing of the exaltedness of the aakhirah is the fruit and the result of witnessing the glory of the Eternal Creator (i.e., gaining a true COMPREHENSION of the knowledge of Him and His promises) and considering the duniya and everything in it as debased and deplorable is due to the ecstasy of witnessing the exaltedness of the aakhirah.

لان الدنيا و الاخرة ضرتان ان رضيت احداهما سخطت الاخرى

[Translated to]: Because the duniya and the aakhirah are like two wives [of the same man]; if one is pleased, the other gets displeased [out of women’s inherent jealousy for their husbands]. [3]

[1], [2], [3] – [Extracted from messages of ahadith stated in Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya]

If the duniya is esteemed, then the aakhirah is disgraced; and if the aakhirah is cherished, then the duniya is snubbed. These two being gathered together is from the fallacies of two opposites being gathered together.

ما احسن الدين و الدنيا لو اجتمعا

[Translated to]: How good would it be if deen and duniya would gather together!

However, yes, a group from amongst the esteemed mashayekh, who have risen above themselves and their desires, due to some Haqqaaniy intentions (i.e., intentions of seeking Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala), have donned the garb of the ahl ad-duniya (i.e., duniya seekers) and their outwardly manifestations appear bent towards the duniya; but in reality, they have no connection with it and they are bereft of it and completely liberated [of duniya].

رِجَالٌ لَّا تُلْهِيهِمْ تِجَارَةٌ وَلَا بَيْعٌ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ

Translation of meaning: Men who are not left heedless – by trades, nor by selling – of the remembrance of Allah. [Holy Quran 24:37]

Trade transactions and selling and evils [of the world] are not deterrents to the remembrance of the truth for them. Even after being profusely connected to the affairs of duniya, they are disconnected to it.

Esteemed Khawaja Naqshband, qaddas Allahu Ta’ala sirrahul aqdas, has stated that he has seen in the market of Mina (on Hajj) a trader, who was conducting a trade worth 50,000 dinars, give or take, but his heart was not void of the remembrance of Haqq [Subhanahu wa Ta’ala] for even a second. 

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Letter 41 – Volume 3, Book 1

Imam Rabbani’s advice to women.

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

This letter was written towards a pious lady. It contains pertinent information for our sisters, and is extremely relevant in our times, maybe even more relevant than the times it was written in. Be sure to download the file at the bottom of the post, which contains the black magic treatment addendum.

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Written towards a pious lady.

Necessary guidelines for women and on the meaning of the verse

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِذَا جَاءكَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتُ

Allah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala has decreed:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِذَا جَاءكَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتُ يُبَايِعْنَكَ عَلَى أَن لَّا يُشْرِكْنَ بِاللَّهِ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَسْرِقْنَ وَلَا يَزْنِينَ وَلَا يَقْتُلْنَ أَوْلَادَهُنَّ وَلَا يَأْتِينَ بِبُهْتَانٍ يَفْتَرِينَهُ بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِنَّ وَأَرْجُلِهِنَّ وَلَا يَعْصِينَكَ فِي مَعْرُوفٍ فَبَايِعْهُنَّ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُنَّ اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Translation of meaning: O Prophet! When the believing women approach you to pledge allegiance to you (take bay’ah) that they shall not associate a partner with Allah, and shall not steal, and shall not commit adultery, and shall not kill their children, and shall not tie false accusations (slander/buhtan) to any one pulling it out of their hands and feet (i.e., concocting baseless slanderous tales), and shall not disobey you in any act of goodness – then take allegiance (bay’ah) from them and seek forgiveness for them from Allah; indeed Allah is Ghafoorur Raheem (Oft-forgiving, Merciful). [Holy Quran 60:12]

This blessed verse was revealed on the day of the conquest of Makkah; and when Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, had finished taking the pledge of allegiance from men, he started taking the pledge of allegiance from the women; and Rasulullah’s, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, taking of the pledge from the women has been only by words, and Rasulullah’s, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, hand patently did NOT touch the hand of any woman taking the pledge.[1] And bad and negative traits are found more in women compared to men, therefore, at the time of women taking the pledge, some additional commands were stated compared to those stated for the men; and the enacting of the commands of the Lord Almighty at this time, included forbidding against those negative character traits.

[EXPLANATION OF THE FIRST CONDITION - NO SHIRK]

The first condition is that NO ONE should be associated as partner to Allah, be it in His Necessary Existence, or in His sole right to be The Only one to be worshiped, because if one’s deeds are not pure from the desire to be seen and heard, and any outcome is sought from other than Allah, even if the matter is of a [outwardly] good standing, then that person does not leave the confines of shirk and is not a [true] muwahhid (bearer of tawhid) or mukhliss (sincere).

Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, has articulated:

الشرك في امتي اخفى من دبيب النمل التي تدب في ليلة مظلمة على صخرة سوداء

In my ummah, shirk is more hidden than the trails of an ant crawling on a black rock on a pitch dark night.

[Persian couplet]: No pretense of evil, for it is more concealed than the trails of an ant on a black rock on a dark night.

And Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, stated:

اتقوا الشرك الاصغر قالوا مل الشرك الاصغر قال عليه و على اله الصلوة و السلام الرياء

Translation of meaning: Beware of the lesser shirk. [The companions] asked, “what is the lesser shirk?”. Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, replied: riyaa (pretentiousness).

And the honor of the rituals of shirk (polytheism) and the respect of the days of kufr (disbelief) has a strong standing in a mushrik (polytheist) and the one who attests to two religions [simultaneously] is ALSO A MUSHRIK, and the one who associates the commands of Islam and kufr, is ALSO A MUSHRIK.[2] Disdain of kufr is a condition for Islam and disdain from the associations of shirk is a condition for tawhid.

And in illnesses and diseases, seeking help from shayateen and idols, which has become commonplace amongst ignorant Muslims, is patently shirk and misguidance, and seeking the fulfillment of desires from carved or uncarved stones is the very essence of kufr and the rejection of the Divine Glory of Wajibul Wujud Ta’ala[3]. Allah Ta’ala has stated the following regarding the states of some of the misguided:

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَحَاكَمُواْ إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُواْ أَن يَكْفُرُواْ بِهِ وَيُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَن يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلاَلاً بَعِيدًا

Translation of meaning: They desire to approach the devils to judge their affairs, even though they were commanded to disbelieve in them (devils and false deities) and satan desires that he leave them far off into misguidance.

Most women, due to their extreme ignorance, are engrossed in this forbidden seeking of help and plead to these unnamed names (i.e, the fictitious false deities) to solve their miseries, and thus are imprisoned in shirk and the rituals of mushriks. Specially this matter has been witnessed and felt amongst the practicing and non-practicing of them since the spread of the epidemic of small pox, called seetla in hindi. There must be hardly any woman, who is pure of this subtle shirk and does not perform any [satanic] ritual from these [satanic] rituals to seek help; who ever Allah saves![4]

And honoring the respected days of the hindus and in those days enacting the known rituals of hindus also accentuates shirk necessitates [the ruling of] kufr; as on the diwali of kafirs, jahil Muslims (i.e., Muslims by name/social standing only), specially their womenfolk, gleefully enact their rituals and celebrate it as their Eid; and like the kafirs gifts, send their daughters and sisters gifts, and color their pots during these days like the kafirs do, and fill them up with red-colored rice and send to each other, and specially trust and respect these days – this is ALL shirk and disbelief from the religion of Islam.

Allah Ta’ala states:

وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ بِاللّهِ إِلاَّ وَهُم مُّشْرِكُونَ

Translation of meaning: And most of them believe not in Allah except by attributing partners to Him. [Holy Quran 12:106]

And the taking vows (nadhr) and towards mashayekh and slaughtering animals at their gravesides, this has been termed shirk[5] in books of fiqh and this matter has been dealt with very sternly and this slaughter has been equated to the slaughter of jinns, which is forbidden in the Shari’ah and enters the realm of shirk. This deed must also be avoided as it involves the accentuation of shirk.

There are many forms of vows. Is it necessary that one take a vow to slaughter an animal and go ahead and slaughter it, akin to the slaughter of jinns and [consequently] bear semblance to the worshipers of satan. And similar to this is the fast of women that they keep with the intention of keeping for pious ladies and shuyukh[6] and they mostly concoct names for them [ladies/shuyukh] from their own fancies, and intend their fasts to their names; and the iftar of every [one of these] days’ fasts comprises of a special dish to be eaten in a peculiar way, and they even prescribe specific days for specific fasts – and then they associate their desires and wishes with these fasts and by the tawassul of these fasts [intended to these real/perceived shuyukh] ask of their wishes to these shuyukh, and then believe the fulfillment of these desires as being from their side. This is shirk in ‘ebadah (worship), and seeking of one’s desire by worshiping other [than Allah][7]. The evil of this matter should be well understood. As it has been mentioned in a hadith qudsiy that Allah Ta’ala states:

الصوم بي و انا اجزى به

بخاري و مسلم

Translation of meaning: The fast is only for Me, and I alone shall reward for it.

which means that [Allah says, i.e., gives the message that] “fasting is peculiar to Me alone and no one other than Me is a partner in being directed the worship of fasting.” Even though in ANY ‘ebadah, it is forbidden to hold partners to Allah Ta’ala, the singling out of fasting is due to the honoring of this ‘ebadah [of fasting] and emphasizing the negating of any shirk in this ‘ebadah [of fasting].

And it is a mere excuse that some women, when warned against the evil of this deed, say that they intend these fasts for Allah Ta’ala, and only gift their rewards to these shuyukh. If they are truthful in this matter, then why do they assign specific days for these fasts, and specific dishes of food, and what are all those various rubbish rituals and practices at the time of iftar for?

Many a time, it happens that they commit many harams at the time of iftar and they have the iftar itself with haram foodstuffs and ask and plead unnecessarily and thus break their fasts and consider the fulfillment of their desires as being specifically associated with these muharramaat (forbidden acts). This is categorical misguidance by itself and adoration of the dejected satan, and Allah Ta’ala alone is the one who saves!

[EXPLANATION OF THE SECOND CONDITION - NO STEALING]

And the second condition that was introduced during the bay’ah of women is the prohibition of theft as it is from the major sins (kabaair), and because this negative trait is found in most of the women folk and very few are the women who are [truly] aware of the nuances of this evil. Therefore, the prohibition from this evil is incorporated into the conditions of their bay’ah. Those women who spend from the wealths of their husbands without seeking their permissions and spend and destroy [the husbands' wealths] with impunity, it is included in [the ruling of] theft and attributed to the major sin of theft. This can be said in regards to common women, as this habit is proven amongst them and this khiyanah (betrayal of trust) is prevalent in almost all of women folk except those whom Allah Ta’ala has protected.[8]

Alas! They should consider this deed as evil and sinful. The fear of them considering this evil as halal is excessive, and [therefore,] there is more fear of kufr due to considering of this evil as halal.

Al-Hakeem Al-Mutlaq jalla shaanahu (The Definitively All-Wise, majestic is His glory, i.e., Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) forbade women from theft after forbidding them from shirk, as this evil is eventually an open pathway to kufr for them, by means of being perceived as halal [by those who do perceive it as halal/"ok"], and therefore is much worse for them compared to other major sins.

Also, as women develop khiyanah (betrayal of trust) by time and again taking from the husbands’ wealths, the ugliness of spending from other peoples wealths [without their permission] also diminishes from their eyes, and it may well become possible that they (such women) unjustly spend out of other people’s wealths too, who are not their husbands, and betray other people’s trust too and steal from their wealths too with impunity. The meaning of this emphasis will be clear and manifest by just a little contemplation. It is proven then, that stopping women folk from theft is from amongst the most important jobs of Islam and for them, after shirk, this evil has been deemed the ugliest.

[Footnotes (By Imam Rabbani himself)]

One day our beloved Prophet, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, asked his sahaba, “Do you know which thief is the worst of thieves?” They replied, “No, we do not know. You do tell us.” Then Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, said, “Amongst thieves, the worst person is he who steals from his salah (namaz/prayers), and does not fulfill the integrals of salah completely.”  (all quotes paraphrased translations of meanings)

It is also necessary to stay away from this theft too, so that one does not become from amongst the worst of thieves.

The intention for salah should be made with the full presence of the heart as the deed cannot be performed properly without achieving [a hearty] intention; and the recitation must be performed properly[9] and the rukoo’ (bowing) and sujood (prostrations) should be performed calmly and the qaumah (standing) and jalasah (sitting) must also be done calmly, that is, one should stand up properly after the rukoo’ and should remain standing for the duration of reciting one tasbih (subhan Allah) at least, and between the two sujood too, one must sit properly and remain sitting for the duration of one tasbih at least, and the one who doesn’t do as such, should count him/herself from amongst the ranks of thieves and deserving of the warning.

[EXPLANATION OF THE THIRD CONDITION - PROHIBITION OF ZINA]

The third condition associated with the bay’ah of women in the holy text is the prohibition of zina (fornication/adultery). The women’s bay’ah is specially associated with this condition because the accomplishment of zina is associated with the consent of most women as they present themselves to men for this deed. Women are the forerunners in this deed and their consent in this deed is significant. Thus, the prohibition of this deed  shall be emphasized more for women and men are followers to women in this deed.

الزَّانِيَةُ وَالزَّانِي فَاجْلِدُوا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِّنْهُمَا مِئَةَ جَلْدَةٍ

Translation of meaning: The fornicating female and the fornicating male, lash them both a hundred times. [Holy Quran 24:2][10]

And this evil is one which harms in duniya and the akhirah and is evil and rejected in all religions.

Seyyidina Hudhaifa, radi Allahu ‘anhu, has narrated[11] from the Holy Prophet, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, that he said, “O mankind! Abstain from zina, as it has 6 perils, 3 in duniya and 3 in akhirah. Of the 3 perils of duniya, one is that the zaaniy’s gracefulness, cleanliness, and illumination is wasted away. Another one is that zina is a cause for poverty and destitution. The third is that it reduces a man’s age. And those 3 perils that await the zaaniy in the akhirah are Allah Ta’ala’s wrath, second being harshness in being accounted, and the third one being the punishment of fire.” (all quotes are paraphrased translation of meanings).

Know that, prophetic ahadith say that Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, has stated that the zina of the eyes is looking at strange women, zina of the hands is catching/touching strange women, and the zina of the feet is walking towards strange women.[12]

Allah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala has commanded:

قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ

Translation of meaning: Tell [o beloved Messenger] the believing men to lower their gaze and to protect their private parts [from haram]; this is very pure for them. [Holy Quran 24:30]

and Allah Ta’ala has commanded:

وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ

Translation of meaning: And tell [o beloved Messenger] the believing women to lower their gaze and protect their private parts [from haram]. [Holy Quran 24:31]

It should be known that hearts are followers of eyes. Until the eyes are shut from haram, safeguarding the heart is difficult and if the eye is afflicted [with sin], then the heart being saved is difficult, and if the heart is arrested [on sin], then it is very tough to save the private part. Therefore, it becomes necessary to shut the eye from muharramaat (prohibitions) so that it facilitates the safeguarding of the private parts and does not lead to losses in both matters of deen (religion) and duniya; and the Quran even prohibits from this that women talk to men softly and sweetly like the sinful women, so much so that they lead the sinful men to evil fantasies, and gives birth to evil greed in their hearts; and women should speak good (i.e., permissible) things in such a manner that does not lead to such [evil] fantasies and greed.[13]

And it has also been prohibited that women display their beauty and ornaments in front of men and indulge them in [evil] desires.

And it has also been prohibited that they strike/tap their feet on the ground so that their hidden beauty becomes known as gold or silver anklets and other such ornaments will move and cause sound and draw attention towards women from the men.

Shortly, any thing that leads to fisq (sinfulness) is forbidden and evil and should be abstained from, then the means and causes of muharramaat (prohibitions) should also be abstained from so that one is saved from the muharramaat proper

و الله سبحانه العاصم و ما  توفيقي الا بالله عليه توكلت و اليه أنيب

and Allah Subhanahu alone is The One who saves and my success is by none other than Allah, in Him I place my trust and to Him do I turn.

It should not be hidden that lustfully looking at and touching other women too come under the same ruling as that of strange men. It is not allowed that a woman prepare herself for anyone other than her husband or adorn or beautify herself. Other than her husband, doesn’t matter if it is another man or woman, just as men are forbidden from lustfully looking at and touching prepubescent/adolescent boys, women too are forbidden from lustfully looking at and touching other women.[14]

This point shall be propagated well as this path leads to [severe] losses in duniya and akhirah. It is difficult for menfolk to reach womenfolk because of opposite gender and there are barriers in the way. On the other hand, it is easy for a woman to approach another woman due to belonging to the same gender. On this matter, extreme care must be taken, and warnings regarding women [lustfully] casting glances at and touching other women should be in a more manifest, illuminated, and open manner as opposed to warnings regarding men looking at and touching women or women looking at and touching men.[15]

[EXPLANATION OF THE FOURTH CONDITION - KILLING OFFSPRING]

The fourth condition commanded at the time of the women’s bay’ah is the prohibition on the killing of children, as Arab women in those days used to kill their girls out of fear of poverty.

This evil deed, just as it is on the topic of killing a human without justification, it is also on the topic of cutting relations [of kinship] and that too is from the major sins.

[EXPLANATION OF THE FIFTH CONDITION - PROHIBITION OF SLANDER]

And the fifth condition that was stated in the bay’ah of women is the prohibition from slandering and tale-bearing. And since this quality is found in most women, they have been specifically stopped from this deed. This quality is the worst from amongst evil qualities and is the lowest from amongst the negative character traits, which is on the same turf as lying – something that has been stated as forbidden and sinful in all religions; and it also contains in it harming the believer towards whom such slander and tale-bearing is directed – and hurting a believer is haram and is an accessory to fasad fil arzd (spreading mischief on earth), something that is declared as prohibited and dejected, haram and denounced based on the explicit primary text[16] of the Quran.

[EXPLANATION OF THE SIXTH CONDITION - ABSTAINING FROM DISOBEYING THE PROPHET]

And the sixth condition, abstaining from the sin of disobeying and opposing the commands of the Prophet, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam – what ever he states. This condition incorporates fulfillment of all commands and abstention from all prohibitions of the Shari’ah, be it salah, or zakat, or fasting, or Hajj, as the foundation of Islam rests on these 4 pillars after the belief in Allah Ta’ala and accepting what ever is brought forth by the Prophet, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. The performance of the 5 daily salawaat must be accomplished without any heedlessness or laziness and with full diligence and activeness, and the zakat on one’s wealth must be paid with full fervor and passion, and the fasts of Ramadan, which are an expiation for the sins committed during the year, must be sincerely observed, and the Hajj of the Blessed Baytullah, about which the Mukhbir as-Sadiq (The Truthful Informer, i.e., our Master Rasulullah) has articulated:

الحج يجب ما كان قبله

The Hajj expiates all that precedes it (i.e., deletes all sins past).

Similarly, there is no exit from adherence [to the Shari'ah] and taqwa, as Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, has commanded:

ملاك دينكم الورع

The entire works of your religion depend on adherence.

and that (adherence) is the leaving of all prohibitions in the Shari’ah. And one must abstain from addictive and decadent habits and substances the same way one abstains from alcohol, and must consider them as haram and bad, and must also abstain from music and [decadent] singing, which is included in illicit playfulness and merry making, and is thus haram, as is stated:

الغناء رقية الزنا

[Decadent] singing [and music] are the talismans to [aid in] fornication/adultery.

And backbiting and tale-bearing[17] should also be abstained from, [both of] which are prohibited by Shari’ah. And laughing and clowning around and needlessly causing annoyance to other believers are not allowed in any case, and abstinence from that too is necessary.

And do not believe in ill omens, as they do not have any effects, and do not consider any illness as contagious that one catches an illness from another and can be transferred from a patient to a healthy person, as the Mukhbir as-Sadiq, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, has forbidden from both of these:

لا طيرة و لا عدوى

There’s no [such thing as a] bad omen or a contagious disease. [Sahih Bukhariy]

It means that there is no reality to “bad omens” and disease spreading from one to another is also not proven absolutely with certainty[18]. And surely do not trust the words of soothsayers and astrologers and do not inquire matters of the unseen from them, and do not consider them as knowledgeable in matters of the unseen[19] as there has been extreme emphasis in the Shari’ah prohibiting from this. And do not practice sorcery/witchcraft and neither visit sorcerers/black magicians as it is a qat’iy haram (i.e., established as haram by foundational proofs of Islam and accepted unanimously by all scholars with no difference of opinion) and this is an extremely assertive and well established step into kufr; and NONE OF THE MAJOR SINS (KABAAIR)  ARE AS CLOSE TO KUFR as black magic and practicing sorcery/witchcraft.  One should be extremely careful that the minutest of acts from such filth are not committed by a Muslim, even by accident as it has been stated that as long as a person is Muslim, black magic cannot be performed by him[20]; and when iman (faith) leaves him, may Allah protect us all from this,  at that time sorcery will be effected by him. Then, black magic and iman are the negators of each other. If witchcraft exists [in a person], faith does not. This point must be abundantly propagated so that the works of faith do not get affected and one’s faith does not slip away from their hands due to the ugliness of this deed[21].

In short, what ever has been commanded by the Mukhbir as-Sadiq, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, and what ever the scholars have articulated in the books of Shari’ah, one must leave no stones unturned to implement it, and must consider acting contrary to that as fatal poison that leads to everlasting death and various different forms of punishment.

And when the women pledging the bay’ah accepted all these conditions, then Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, accepted their bay’ah only by words[22] and sought forgiveness for them as was Allah Ta’ala’s command. That forgiveness, which, by the command of Allah Ta’ala Himself, is sought in someone’s favor by Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam – it is fully hoped that it shall be accepted and that entire group shall be forgiven.

Hindah, the wife of Abu Sufyan, was also included in this bay’at. In fact, she was the leader of that group of women and was speaking on their behalf, and by the bay’ah and this seeking of forgiveness, there is an immense amount of hope in her favor[23].

Please then, know that who ever from amongst the women folk accepts these conditions and acts according to them, she is juridically subject to this bay’at and is given the glad tiding of benefiting from the barakah of this istighfar (forgiveness) [sought by the Prophet for them].

Allah Ta’ala has stated:

مَّا يَفْعَلُ اللّهُ بِعَذَابِكُمْ إِن شَكَرْتُمْ وَآمَنتُمْ

Translation of meaning: Why should Allah punish you if you thank [Him] and believe [properly and ardently]. [Holy Quran 4:147]

Being thankful is attributed to accepting the commands of the Shari’ah and acting in accordance to them. Being the way to salvation and the path to bliss, this belief and practice is what is [truly] the following of the Bearer of the Shari’ah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

Teachers and mashayekh take students only by this intention that they may guide in the following of the Shari’ah, and by the blessings of that, people find it easy and convenient to act according to the beliefs and the commands of the Shari’ah – NOT so that murids go on doing what ever they wish and eat what ever they feel like , and the mashayekh become their shields and protect them from punishment, as such a desire is but a fantasy[24]. In this court [of Allah] NO ONE shall plead for another one except by permission. Unless and until he is liked [and worthy], no one shall canvass for him, and one will become mutadza (accepted and liked) when deliberately he acts (i.e., deliberately tries his utmost best) in accordance to the Shari’ah, and THEN if he has lapsed due to any human errors, being saved due to shafa’ah (intercession) is possible for him[25].

QUESTION:

On what grounds can a sinner be called murtadza (accepted/liked)?

ANSWER:

When[26] Allah Ta’ala wills forgiveness for him (the sinner), He will introduce a means and intermediary for such a forgiveness. That person is in reality accepted[27] even though on the [temporally] outward he is a sinner.

و الله سبحانه الموفق – ربنآ اتنا من لدنك رحمة و هيىء لنا من امرنا رشدا

و السلام

And Allah Ta’ala alone is The One who grants success. Our Lord! Grant us mercy from Your court and create wellness in our affair.

Was-Salam.

END LETTER 41 ———————————————————————–

Translator’s notes & explanations:

[1] – Please note dear sisters that the Prophet never touched a lady’s hands, even while taking the pledge. Also no woman is reported to have kissed his blessed hands. A “shaykh” who lets women touch or kiss his hands is simply a shaytan and has nothing to do with Ahlus Sunnah or the ways of the pious Sufis. If the person says it is allowed for him because he is a shaykh or a father-figure then he is indeed a shaytan, for no one’s status is higher than the Prophet, and he himself never shook hands with women.

The Prophet has told the believing men that it is better for them to have a nail hammered into their foreheads than to touch the body of a strange woman in authentic ahadith.

The shayateen who give the hadith of the slave girl as a proof that a slave girl would catch the Prophet’s hands and take him to any part of Madinah is not a right proof as regular hijab rules are not applied to slaves. Slave girls were allowed to shake hands or leave their faces and hairs uncovered. In fact in the times of Seyyidina ‘Umar, radi Allahu ‘anhu, if our Master ‘Umar saw a woman not covering properly, he automatically deemed her to be a slave girl.

The shayateen who try to promote Muslim women shaking hands with strange men, and worse yet kafir men, based on this hadith are nothing but impostors and agents of the kuffaar who seek to violate established ijma’ of the 4 madhhabs of the Ahlus Sunnah. There is ijma’ on this that strange men and women are not allowed to touch each other. According to the mujtahid scholars of fiqh, just violating the ijma’ of the Ahlus Sunnah can warrant takfeer (being declared kafir) on the person. Only the Hanafi madhab allows OLD & FRAIL women, who are past attractiveness, some laxity in their dealings with men, but even that is not as these shayateen make it out and apply a blanket ruling of hand shakes with strange women.

Bottom line: anyone who claims to be a shaykh and tries to allow women to shake hands with men or says that it is ok for a woman to catch or shake or kiss her shaykh’s hands is simply a shaytan and has nothing to do with Ahlus Sunnah or Sufism.

[2] – Note the words of the noble imam where he says that anyone who attests TWO religions as being valid is ALSO a mushrik, even if one of the religions is Islam. He also says that anyone who draws a parallel between the commands of Islam and another religion, is ALSO a mushrik.

This is because it is clearly stated by Allah and His Messenger that THE ONLY religion acceptable in front of Allah is Islam. These wise words of the imam send the perennialists of today packing – the shaytans and munafiqs (hypocrites in religion who are kafir from inside but pretend to be Muslims) who seek to equate Islam and other religions.

In our times there are shayateen who seek to draw parallels between Islam and anything from christianity and judaism to budhhism and seek to declare all pagans as “people of the book”.

Firstly, only christians and jews are people of the book, and even if every kafir in the world was a person of the book, it still wouldn’t mean anything at all, as even people of the book who do not attest to the message brought by the Prophet Muhammad, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, are STILL kafirs. Even calling budhhists and shintoists and confucians and hindus as “people of the book” does not help these fools achieve their aims.

Because Islam and kufr are NOT EQUAL, be it the kufr of christianity or judaism or the kufr of hinduism or budhhism or any other religion. These people are agonized to tell their kafir brothers that there is no place in the Muslim heaven for someone who does not believe in the Prophethood of our Master Rasulullah, so they seek to employ these kind of tactics.

[3] - i.e., Allah. Wajibul Wujood means “Intrinsically Necessary in Existence”, that is, only and only Allah’s Divine Existence is “necessary”, i.e., it MUST be. The existence of all else is only a “possibility”, i.e., it may or may not exist subject to His Will. However, it is an absolute impossibility that there is no Creator and only idiots deny the existence of Allah. Some kalam trivia.

[4] - The imam is talking about the women who visit soothsayers and black magicians and then follow their instructions on how their desires can be achieved, and a sizable portion of women do that. Please note dear sisters, that visiting sorcerers and magicians and following their instructions to seek help from jinn, stones, stars etc. squarely negates one’s Islam. Such people are called kafir and mushrik in the Shari’ah. A woman who visits such people leaves the fold of Islam. A person who leaves Islam is no longer even under the bay’ah of his/her shaykh and his/her marriage too is terminated. If a woman leaves Islam in this manner, even if she thinks she was seeking help for her husband’s sake, she is no longer married to her husband and any relation she has with him is pure zina, and any children born in this state are illegitimate. Sahih ahadith tell us that any benefit that comes to us is from Allah, and any harm that comes is also from Allah. Visiting such people negates one’s Islam as it squarely negates one’s faith in one of the most integral aspects of faith – “wal qadri khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allahi Ta’ala” (and good and bad faith is from Allah). Please DO NOT take your Islam for granted and think that you are immune from loosing your faith. Scholars have written that the one who is not afraid of losing his faith will most probably lose it before he dies.

This practice is of seeking help from hindu-istic rituals of idol-worshiping, like seeking help of stones, attributing good and evil effects to trees, respecting the idols these pagans worship like ganesha for fear of some harm if they do not respect them, etc. is especially prevalent in the women from the subcontinent. This is all negation of Islam. Doubt in the falsehood of manifest kufr is kufr in itself. They should note that hindus are polytheists and kafirs. A Muslim sister should hate hindu-ism from the bottom of her heart and should even teach her little ones to hate idols and idol worshiping. She should teach her children to not befriend any kafir children. How can a sensible person worship idols that he carves out of his own hands. Idol worshiping is the most hated and lowliest of acts in Islam. These people are called as filthy, impure and the lowest of creation in the Quran. Even the animals they worship are far exalted in status above them, EVEN pigs and dogs! A kafir/mushrik is called “sharrul bariyyah” (the worst of creation) in the Quran.

As the noble imam explains in the next paragraph, regarding people claiming to be Muslim celebrating diwali and lighting lamps, this practice is prevalent even today abundantly in the subcontinent and barring very few, most scholars don’t have the courage to speak against it. There are women of Muslim families who light lamps on diwali for any reason including warding off evil. They should know that such acts negate one’s Islam. There are foolish women who tie a “rakhi” on the hands of hindu men making them “brothers” according to hindu rituals! The Quran says we should not seek friends outside of Muslims. How can a filthy idol worshiper be a brother of a Muslima?! There are people from Muslim families who play holi with hindus. Their festival of holi is a filthy ritual of drunken orgies and nothing more. Muslims should stay away from this spiritual filth of hinduism and should never have any affinities with any kafirs, specially hindus. They can only be used in worldly matters in a very cold/professional manner. Please see the previous threads on the treatment of kafirs.

Recently there is a wave in the subcontinent where people are promoting the equality of Islam and hinduism saying Rahim and “ram” are the same. May Allah’s curse befall their faces! Please note that whoever says, even for the sake of diplomacy or “being nice”, that Rahim and “ram” (the fictitious idiot hindu human deity who could not even salvage his own kingdom and prevent his wife from being kidnapped) are one and the same, has patently become an apostate from Islam. An apostate is THE WORST form of kafir and worse than an original kafir born in a kafir family. Even the one who says, “they’re not the same, but we do not want to get into fights and arguments” commit kufr. It is incumbent upon Muslims to distinguish Islam from kufr. They can be told simply and plainly, “to you your religion, to me mine. I do not believe Islam and hinduism are equal and can be equated as one like this by modern day slogans and political buzz phrases.”

There are people promoting this filthy belief that all religions and people are equal. Here is what the Quran says:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِ

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ خَيْرُ الْبَرِيَّةِ

Translation of meaning: Those who disbelieve*, among the People of the Book** and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures. Those who have faith and do righteous deeds,- they are the best of creatures. [Holy Quran 98:6-7]

* disbelief is disbelieving in the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

** ALL the people of book are patently kafirs as stated by the giant scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah like Imam Ghazali and all others, unlike what some of the new age shaytans of our times claiming to be “sufis” say. As stated in the explanation of “disbelief”, anyone who disbelieves in the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad, is a kafir. Period.

The Quran clearly states that those who disbelieve and the pagans, they are THE WORST of creatures while Muslims are THE BEST of creatures.

In the subcontinent this filthy belief of equality of all religions is propagated by the bollywood film industry and specially by the murtads (apostates) claiming to be “Muslim” stars. Please note that anyone who commits acts of kufr and shirk like wearing a crucifix or bowing to idols or marking the hindu signs on their foreheads is squarely a kafir as declared unanimously by ALL scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah. The only exceptions for saying/doing things that ONLY A KAFIR would do, like saying a sentence of kufr, is if a person is UNDER IMMEDIATE THREAT OF LOSING LIFE/LIMB. Firstly their profession itself is haram, and secondly, “it’s a requirement of the job” is in no way, shape, or form, a valid excuse in the Shari’ah. These people who claim to be Muslim and work in bollywood acting out kufr are ALL apostates from Islam and worse than hindus themselves.

Every Muslim should boycott bollywood and all other such decadent media that promote kufr and indecency. It contains many evils. There are children of Muslims who hum songs containing words of kufr. Playing their movies manifests the idols of hinduism in one’s home, which is a sure way to drive barakah out of one’s house as a bare minimum. A lot of the songs in their movies are nothing but chants of hindu religion, which common people have become so desensitized to, and many non-subcontinentals might not even know about, considering many non-subcontinental Muslims also watch bollywood movies. These people are nothing but promoters of kufr and indecency as are those who make excuses for them. What’s further sad is that even Muslims from neighboring Pakistan, are infatuated by this bollywood culture of kufr.

Again, ALL Muslims MUST hate kufr and shirk. Specially the sisters of the subcontinent should hate hinduism and avoid the company of hindus. They should also make sure they teach their children to absolutely hate all forms of polytheism and kufr, be it hinduism or budhhism or christianity or jainism or sikhism and should NEVER seek any form of spiritual help from anyone other than a pious scholar of the Ahlus Sunnah.

[5] – It is shirk if the animal is slaughtered taking the name of anyone other than Allah and directing worship to that person. It is NOT shirk if the animal is slaughtered IN ALLAH’s NAME and one prays to Allah to divert the thawab of feeding it to the poor – to a pious waliy. The wahabis, may Allah guide them, declare both of these as shirk when they are poles apart. The former indeed is shirk, while the latter has sound proofs from Sunnah, to do a good deed on behalf of one’s deceased parents or Muslim teachers and friends and shuyukh. Even most wahabis realise this, but their extremists give a blanket ruling of shirk in both cases.

[6] – In the current times some stupid women of the subcontinent don’t fast but they still pledge food offerings to pious ladies and shuyukh and vow to read fictitious stories associated with such real or perceived pious women and awliyaa. Not offering to poor for the thawab of these people, but they have bizarre rituals regarding making some dishes and eating at certain times to the name of some person after reading some story or chanting some tale. There is no basis for such rubbish in Islam. See note 7 as well.

[7] – What the imam is talking about is foolish women in his times in the indian subcontinent, keeping fasts and intending them towards real or fictitious awliyaa. This is indeed shirk. The intention of fasting should be only for Allah. This practice crept in from the idol-worshiping hindus of india. But nonetheless, Muslims and especially the women folk in the subcontinent are still in dire straits and are heavily influenced by the filthy hindu culture.

[8] – In order for the wife not to be guilty of theft as stated in this verse and the imam’s explanations, it’s best if a husband and wife have a mutual agreement and open communication where they know each other’s activities. The bottom line is that if you spend your husband’s money in secrecy and know full well that he will be angry at such spending, then that is indeed theft. A woman is not even allowed to give charity from her husband’s wealth without his permission. This issue can simply be solved by good and open communication. On the brother’s part, he can save his wife from falling into this difficult test by telling her something like, “you can spend whatever you wish on the matters of the house and you can give charity from my wealth too” OR if he is more confident he can even say, “you can do as you wish with my money”.

This is something that the couple can work out between themselves very easily. Issues of this sort are based on general understandings. In modern times, it’s a given that a wife will go to the supermarket and buy groceries if she needs to, when the husband is away. She can’t call the husband before she picks out every tomato, and the husband is fully aware of this, and it’s a given most husbands wouldn’t even bat an eyelid if mentioned that the wife had visited the supermarket. It is a part of routine life and expected. This is different to her secretly writing off $5 as $10 and secretly “saving” money from the husband’s wealth for her own usage and routinely lying to him, pinching off his wallet. This is purely theft, a small amount doesn’t mean theft is not theft. If she feels they need to save, be it to make a purchase for herself, or the children, or even for the couple’s own future, she can easily avoid this by telling the husband, “I am going to be saving money for a rainy day/jewelry/children’s stuff and not tell you about it because our money is flying and we need to save. I will not tell you how much I spend, accurately, until we achieve our targeted savings because if it is openly known, we will be inclined to spend the money”. The aim is just to state that honest people have nothing to fear and they can easily avoid falling into error by simple and open communication and good knowledge of the Shari’ah.

As the imam says in the next paragraph, women who develop this habit of stealing (and they know full well when they are stealing) then also start stealing and committing this “domestic fraud” with impunity from other people too, like brothers, sons, and at times even from outsiders not members of the family. There are plentiful mothers too who lie to their sons to extract money from them and exaggerate on their requirements. If they need something that costs a $100, they say it costs $150. This is purely fraud and deception even in the Shari’ah.

They can easily avoid this by just saying “I need $[x]. Let me know how much you can give”.

This is a severity in the Shari’ah as the imam explains and can even take one to the borders of kufr if one considers such stealing and fraud as halal; and do not forget, that it is mentioned specifically for women in the Quran for a reason. May Allah protect all our sisters from this.

[9] - One must learn the correct pronunciations of the Arabic alphabet and the rules of tajweed. Also any recitation, in or out of the prayer, must be at least as much audible as the person be able to hear his own voice.

[10] – The imam shows from the Quran that men follow women in this deed, the fornicating man being mentioned after the woman. While the men may be more aggressive, most of the times, the cause of initiation of the act is due to the woman.

[11] – Abu Na’eem narrated this in Hilya; Bayhaqiy in Sha’b al-Iman, and Imam suyuti in Jami’ al-Kabir.

[12] – Sahih Muslim

[13] – The imam is saying women should not flirt with men. These days, we seek Allah’s refuge, hijabi sisters speak fliratiously with kafir men, thinking they are doing da’wah. The imam gives the perfect litmus test to root out this flirtation. The sister should assess, “Will my mannerisms in front of this man lead him to think of me and be attracted to me or cause him to want to spend more time with me OR am I just speaking in a platonic manner and to the point on a good topic, sending no signals willingly or unwillingly, to this man?” Sisters should never laugh and display their feminine charm and pique when conversing with men and should always be stern without being disrespectful. In the Shari’ah a woman is not even expected to reply to a strange man’s salam, and it is makruh for a man to even say salam to a strange woman.

Ahadith and scholars have cursed women who use their feminine softness to sell an item, and such a transaction, and the men folk who utilize the services of such a woman.

It is especially disgraceful for a Muslim woman to flirt with kafir men. Muslim women should be extra assertive to kafir men and should always be bold in refusing handshakes to these people Allah calls “the worst of creation” (98:6), His “enemies” (2:98) and as “filth” (9:28) in the Quran, and only converse with them in an extremely platonic, cold and unfriendly manner. All Muslims are forbidden from seeking friendships with kuffaar and the evils of a Muslim sister befriending a kafir male are increased exponentially.

Suffice it to say that the fiqh of ALL FOUR SUNNI MADHHABS prohibits Muslim women from opening up EVEN in front of kafir WOMEN.

Muslim women must observe hijab from EVEN the women of the kuffaar. This is a basic, standard ruling in ALL FOUR madhhabs that can be seen in ALL standard books of fiqh.

This prohibition is because there is a fear that the women of the kuffaar will describe the Muslim sister’s beauty to their men. Such is the exaltation of a Muslim woman’s chastity, that the noble Shari’ah doesn’t even want her beauty to be described in front of the kafir men. What then can we say about Muslim sisters who willingly flirt with kuffaar men?

It is also reprehensibly disliked/forbidden in ALL the madhhabs for Muslim women to kiss christian/jewish/fire-worshiper/other kafir women to greet them.

The Hanafis can see Imam Ibn Abidin’s Radd Al-Muhtaar (a basic Hanafi fiqh primer) 9/613 where it states explicitly that a Muslim woman can NOT reveal her ‘awrah to a kafir woman, christian or jew or idolatress. Please also note that Imam Ibn Abidin paints christians and jews with the same brush as idolators. Another proof that people of the book are kafirs.

The honor and dignity of a Muslimah is simply incomparable to the dishonor and disgrace of a kafirah (female kafir).

There is NO sisterhood between a Muslimah and a kafirah that a Muslimah open her hijab in front of a kafirah like she does in front of other Muslimah’s.

In fact respectable [Muslim] women are not allowed to uncover in front of [Muslim] women of ill-repute too, like prostitutes or illicit dancers, as there is a danger of them talking about their beauty in front of other men of ill-repute. A kafirah is of an ill-er repute than a Muslimah of ill repute – by default. This is an Islamic creedal point. The lightest word used for kafirs in the Quran is “fasiq” which means “open sinner” or a person of ill repute.

Needless to say that the very second a person honors kufr (disbelief) or kafir (disbeliever), he/she immediately becomes a disbeliever himself. See this ruling from the Hanafi manual Durrul Mukhtar (point no. 14) on this post.

Contemplate well dear sister. When a Muslimah’s chastity is commanded to be guarded from other kafirah women even, then exactly how lowly and disgraceful it must be for a Muslimah to display her feminine softness and charm to a kafir male, even if unknowingly?! What can we say regarding those, may Allah protect us all, who actively and knowingly flirt with kafir men?!

Any “scholar” or “teacher” who gives you the impression that he’d like to see you talk light-heartedly to kafir men or even be carelessly light-hearted around Muslim men is not a teacher or a shaykh but purely a shaytan and a dayyuth. In any case, the rule is simple, in any dealing with a male, the sister should always think “Will my words/actions cause the man to be infatuated by my charm, even 1%?”

[14] – Obviously lesbianism is forbidden in Islam just as homosexuality is forbidden. It should be noted that women folk are not forbidden from dressing up and being presentable when going to visit their other lady friends or for their gatherings and weddings and such. The prohibition that the imam is talking about is for women who have lesbian tendencies to dress up and adorn themselves for other women and lustfully look at and lustfully touch other women.

[15] – The imam’s foresight and how ahead of his time he was can be seen here. He is warning against lesbianism at an age when the kafir europe would not even entertain the subject. Also he says beautifully that the nafs is indeed extremely evil and it must be fought against at all times and places, regardless if one is gay or straight.

[16] - A line/sentence from a primary text is called nass in fiqh.

[17] – Tale bearing and gheebah should be avoided within the family too. It doesn’t just apply to social circles in the neighborhood. A lot of women have a habit of complaining to their brothers or sons or husbands about other women/people in the family, behind their backs – with absolutely no aim other than gossip or stirring trouble or poisoning the man’s mind. Some of the “smart” ones know the art of complaining and poisoning the man’s mind without saying anything negative and just hinting. This too falls in that category.

[18] – If it is as the people of science say, then why is it that when an “epidemic” breaks out, some people are not affected? How was it in the past that despite no vaccinations, some people were afflicted by diseases and some were not? What is this if not FATE?

[19] – Abu Dawood

[20] – As stated earlier on in the letter and at my note 4, at the end of the letter too, the imam reiterates the position of the scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah that iman and witchcraft are the opposites of each other. Just as the imam said that a person who holds two religions to be valid, is a mushrik, likewise, the person who thinks Islam and black magic are both valid, is also patently a kafir mushrik. Please make no mistake about it. Visiting a black magician or doing it by oneself is the same thing. Visiting these kind of people thinking they can alter one’s affairs or the affairs of those around them is purely shirk and apostasy, may Allah protect us from such. Likewise, visiting soothsayers and believing their predictions is also kufr.

[21] – Plenty has been mentioned regarding black magic being kufr. In sha Allah some advise on this topic for Muslim sisters shall be beneficial to them.

Firstly dear sister, know full well that the effects of magic are created by Allah to destroy those for whom He has willed a bad fate (the magicians and those who go to them) so that they think they are favored and blessed.

The Prophet has said that whatever is in your fate WILL reach you and whatever is not, SIMPLY CAN’T. Even if someone doesn’t perform magic on you, you would have still had the same issues. The magician and the jealous person who went to him just earned themselves a spot in jahannam by doing the black magic and becoming the cause of it.

The effects of black magic are like the effects of medicine. They MAY work if Allah wills, or MAY NOT work if Allah wills. Remember, Allah is the Creator of all causes and all effects.

If you think you have been affected by black magic, the VERY FIRST thing you must do is:

DO NOT PANIC OR BE AFRAID. Shaytan works best with people who panic or become afraid.

FEAR ACCELERATES MAGIC. Be VERY confident of the help of Allah. Be more confident than you were before you thought you were hit by magic.

It is AN OLD WIVE’S TALE that only black magic can counter the effects of black magic. ALL EVIL CAN BE DESTROYED BY THE QURAN. Have FIRM FAITH in this.

Some foolish women say that some evil eye (‘ayn/nazar) can’t be cured by the Quran or some magic can’t be cured. Let it be known to them dear sister, that they are simply denying the power of Allah’s book by making such claims.

These are rubbish claims. If a person is not cured by the Quran, then all it means is that the person either does not have faith that the Quran can heal him, or he most probably is reading incorrectly and/or without faith in the power of the Quran or he is not fulfilling his obligations and/or involved in some haram or that Allah has not willed a cure for him (maybe Allah wants to raise his status by letting him suffer).

On the last point, regarding Allah not willing a cure for a person, please know full well dear sister that, Allah afflicts those He likes to raise their statuses. The Prophet has said that the people who are tested the most by Allah are Prophets, and then those next highest in status and so on. Know full well sister, that your or any person’s sufferings are nothing compared to those of the Prophet and the sahaba and the noble ahlul bayt. This duniya is called dar al-balaa (the house of afflictions). Life on this earth is simply not going to be a bed of roses.

There is NO ONE greater than the Prophet from Allah’s creation. He has been given the access to all the treasures of the universe. And still, he lost all his children during his blessed life time except for Seyyidetina Fatima, radi Allahu ‘anha. Didn’t the sahaba and the ahlul bay suffer at the hands of evil tyrants? So know full well dear sister that, it may well be possible that suffering is simply written down in your fate. PLEASE do not believe that other black magic will cure black magic.

IF THERE IS A CURE IN YOUR FATE, IT IS IN THE QURAN. PERIOD.

Regarding suffering, please note that the life of this world is nothing but useless and insignificant. The Prophet has said in sound ahadith that IF this world was even equal to the worth of a mosquito’s wing in front of Allah, He would not have let a kafir have a full drink of water. THAT is how insignificant this duniya is. Also know that ANY problem you have from Allah is an expiation for our sins, and an elevation in our statuses and aversion of bigger problems like the punishment in the grave or the punishment of hellfire, may Allah protect us.

Anyway, the bottom line is, we MUST do our best to solve our problems, on our part, please see the previous post. But we must also keep in mind that duniya is a house of problems and that the real place to relax is the akhirah.

وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَى

Translation of meaning: And the hereafter is better and lasting. [Holy Quran 87:17]

وَلَلْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لَّكَ مِنَ الْأُولَى

Translation of meaning: And the hereafter will be better for you than the beginning. [Holy Quran 93:4]

Please also know that even though the people who perform black magic and visit magicians are kafirs, the VICTIM TOO can become kafir – IF he/she goes overboard in fear and panic and starts to believe that the magician can do whatever he wants to him.

PLEASE take good heed from the verses above and

1) DO NOT LOSE HOPE IN ALLAH – this is kufr; and

2) DO NOT OVER PANIC AND THINK THE MAGICIAN CAN DO ANYTHING HE WILLS AND DICTATE YOUR AFFAIRS – this is also kufr.

You should have FIRM CONVICTION that the only harm that the magician or anyone else can deliver to you is what Allah has already destined in your fate. If the evil people who visit black magicians believe that the magician can do whatever he wants, and you also believe in the same thing, then what exactly is the difference between that kafir and you dear sister? Are the affairs of the world run by black magicians?

KNOW FULL WELL – that black magic is performed with the help of SHAYTAN, NOT ANGELS.

ANGELS ONLY & ONLY TAKE COMMANDS FROM ALLAH.

NO MAGICIAN EVER HAS – OR EVER WILL – CONTROL ANGELS. IT IS KUFR TO BELIEVE SUCH.

ALSO ANGELS ARE MA’SOOM – THAT IS THEY CAN NOT COMMIT MISTAKES. NO BLACK MAGICIAN CAN CAUSE AN ANGEL TO SLIP OR LAPSE.

ONLY THE ANGEL OF DEATH CAN TAKE YOUR LIFE. And as you know, the Angel of Death ONLY takes orders from Allah.

NO BLACK MAGICIAN IN THE WORLD CAN CAUSE DEATH.

Shaytan can only trouble you, and he will trouble more, if you trouble yourself by panicking and being afraid.

Shaytan CAN NOT kill you.

ONLY THE ANGEL OF RIZQ DELIVERS YOUR RIZQ. The black magician simply CAN NOT affect your rizq.

Some women think that going to a black magician can help them have a baby. They are not aware that all matters are destined by Allah and He alone is the Creator of life and death. All fate (qadr) is from ALLAH ALONE.

Please remember sister, the black magicians use certain personal information and personal items to cast their spells.

Please keep the following in mind.

Never tell your or your husband’s or your child’s date of birth to someone you feel has hasad (envy) to your children.

In certain cases it can’t be avoided, but if someone suspicious asks for it, one must never tell their mother’s name to some person who has envy. A lot of black magic is done by using a person’s name and his/her mother’s name.

NEVER EVER EVER give your or your husband’s or your child’s used clothes, washed or dirty, to someone who asks for it. It is a sure sign of magicians and those who go to them

(We are not talking about you giving them away to charity boxes to be sent to Afghanistan or Palestine. We are talking about well off people from your neighborhood or other such people who have no need for it and yet bizarrely ask you for your or your husband’s or child’s clothes). Some shameless people even directly ask for under garments.

NEVER cut your nails and give them to someone if they ask for it. This is another tool used by magicians. All cut nails should be disposed of properly in any case.

Sisters specially but all people should dispose of their hair properly. They should NEVER be left open to be picked up by any number of people. One of the best and easiest objects black magicians use are hairs of their victims. DON’T SPECIALLY give it to someone who asks for it.

ALWAYS read the basmala before eating and drinking anything (you have to anyways) and EMPHASIZE THIS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE to your children. A lot of times spells are cast on to food items and fed to people.

ALWAYS say ma sha Allah, EVEN IF YOU are praising your husband/children yourself. It is possible for the evil eye to take effect even when you love each other. It is NOT restricted to those jealous of you. Also your husband should make it a point to say ma sha Allah when he praises your beatuty. Keep this in mind dear sister. One can get the evil eye EVEN from the near and dear ones and even from good Muslims like shuyukh. We must always say ma sha Allah whenever we praise a blessing we see in any Muslim.

Also know that ANY TREATMENT of black magic by the Quranic roqia MUST BE in the presence of your husband/mahram – if done by a man. There is NOTHING in Islam that has a foundation in haram.

If any male wishes to be alone with you for the purpose of “treating” you, he is a shaytaan and not a Shaykh.

Magic or not, the VERY FIRST WORD, you must teach your children is the name of Allah, Jalla Jalalahu. We must all learn Allah’s Asmaa al-husna and teach them to our children as well. Chanting these names wards off the effects of evil. We must always read the Ayat al-Kursiy as much as we can, and teach our children to read it always, specially before leaving home. Ayat al-Kursiy surely drives away shaytaan and his cohorts.

BENEFICIAL NOTE: If you suspect any effects of evil eye (‘ayn/nazar) or black magic, reciting the Ayat al-Kursiy 75+ times is a tested remedy to let all painful and evil effects subside, and in such a case, it should be read with the intention of roqia (spiritual cure).

Any Shaykh who treats you with Islamic roqia should be adherent to the Shari’ah very strictly, not someone who asks you to come alone for treatment.

Please also see the attached addendum regarding daily morning and evening invocations to safeguard oneself from evil eye and magic and also basic treatments for black magic. You can read all of this yourself on yourself and your kids.

You should also teach the morning and evening invocations to your children.

[22] – Please note dear sister that the imam has pointed out again, for the second time, that the Prophet did not take the women’s bay’ah by touching their hands but only by words; AND remember this is on the day of conquest of Makkah, not in the early stages when Islam was starting out. Please bear it full well in mind that a person who shakes hands with women and tries to give faulty evidence for it, or a person who takes bay’ah from women by catching his hands or a person who lets women kiss his hands is only and only a shaytan. Such a person has NOTHING to do with Sunnism of Sufism.

[23] – The shias talk rubbish about not just the men of the sahaba but also the women, and they have a special hatred for the wife of Abu Sufyan. This is why the imam in his wisdom, points her name out and says that she made the bay’ah with Rasulullah. He is very subtly negating the shias as the ahlul bid’ah must be negated at any chance one gets, and at the same time establishing the high status of a sahabiyyah.

[24] - If you haven’t seen it yet, please see shaytan posing as shaykh. See how closely the words of the scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah resonate. Imam Ghazali too warned against idiots who give false hope. Imam Rabbani too is doing the same thing.

[25] - See note 24 as well. Recently some shayateen have been even saying christians and jews will also get shafa’ah; do you see how ugly and filthy that munafiq is? See how beautifully the imam explains that shafa’ah by the Prophet and other elders is firstly only by Allah’s permission and secondly only for those Muslims.

[26] – The “when” applies to us, the creation. Allah’s Will is one will.

[27] – The reality that is talked about is that the person in Allah’s eternal knowledge that is not contained by time and space, is known, as accepted. This is because Allah knows all things, past, present and future. As the imam states, our job is to act on the apparent, as the Shari’ah commands and when he is a sinner on the outward, we call him a sinner. After he repents, we don’t call him a sinner. That is why the imam says, “even though on the outward he is a sinner”. It is not for us humans to contemplate over what is Allah’s judgment or what the future holds or what is in people’s hearts. We have been commanded by the Shari’ah to act on the apparent. This is necessary to mention here because the munafiqs play with this point in order to try and show that their kafir brothers and sisters “may be” Muslims in reality. Our reply is very simple. Shari’ah commands us to act on the apparent. If someone is visible as a kafir to us, we call him such. If later on he becomes Muslim, we call him our brother in Islam. The aim of the munafiqs is really to muddy the water between Islam and kufr and to try and prove that Islam and kufr are equal and that Muslims and kafirs are equals.

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Letter 163 – Volume 1, Book 3

On the treatment of kafirs – II

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

Continuing on the topic of how Muslims should treat kafirs, this letter by the noble Imam Rabbani elucidates in his own words the ways of the Allah-fearing Sufis.

Before we proceed any further, I would like to add an idiot alert for those people who like to call themselves Muslims but in reality are slaves of kafirs, and whose hearts go out to kafirs before they go out to Muslims, if at all. They are the best friends a kafir can have. These people are the greatest enemies of Islam, even greater than the fear mongering politicians and Islamophobes.

This is not just a legal disclaimer but also very much a rule of Islam enshrined in its noble Shari’ah – It is haram to hurt anyone unjustly, even kafirs. It is haram to be deceitful and treacherous in ones dealing, even with kafirs. As long as one is free to practice the core tenets of Islam, and one’s life and property are not under threat and oppression, one has to uphold the laws of the land he is living in.

Please read the letter without further ado.

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Written towards the refuge of nobility and gnosticism, Sheikh Fareed – On the topic that Islam and kufr are the opposites of each other.

The possibility of these two opposites existing together does not exist; and that according honor and dignity to one, is, by default, essentially according dishonor and debasing the other.

Regarding what you have said, may Allah protect and safeguard you, regarding debasing the kuffaar and keeping friendships and intermingling with them and the disadvantages and the losses incurred by such friendships and intermingling; and discussion on the topic that duniya and aakhirah are also opposites of each other.

All praise is due to Allah, who has blessed us and has guided us with the religion of Islam and brought us from the nation of our Master Muhammad, may his ranks be raised and on him be peace and esteemed greetings. The bliss of this world (duniya) and the next (aakhirah) is only connected to the following of the Master Of The Worlds, on him and his progeny be the choicest of exaltation and the most perfect of greetings.

The following of our Master, may his ranks be exalted and on him be peace, is only in materializing the commands of Islam and destroying the conventions of kufr- because Islam and kufr are opposites of each other.

Proving one is by default, essentially disproving the other. It is impossible for these two opposites to be gathered together. According respect to one is the means of according disrespect and debasing the other. Haqq Subhanahu wa ta’aala tells His beloved, on him be exaltation and greetings, as such:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ جَاهِدِ الْكُفَّارَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ وَاغْلُظْ عَلَيْهِمْ

Translation of meaning: O Messenger, wage jihad against the disbelievers and hypocrites and be harsh with them. [Holy Quran 9:73 & 66:9]

Allah has commanded His Messenger, on him be exaltation and peace, whom He has blessed with khuluqil ‘azdheem, the exalted standard of character, to wage jihad against the kuffaar and to be tough with them. Then from this we know that harshness to kuffaar is also a part of khuluqil ‘azdheem. It is proven that the dignity of Islam lies in the debasement of kufr and ahlul kufr (ie, people of kufr). He who accords respect to kuffaar, has disrespected Islam. By according respect, it is not implied that they be unnecessarily honored and made to sit on lofty seats, but it even includes giving them a place in one’s gatherings, mingling with them, and conversing with them is also a part of according them respect. They should be kept away like dogs.

If some worldly matter requires them and it is not possible to be achieved by anyone else other than them, then one should get involved with them knowing that they are worthless. And the absolute perfection of one’s Islam is that even for worldly matters, one should have no connection with them – and friendships should not be borne with them. Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala, has deemed them as His and His Messenger’s, on him be peace, enemies in His Book.

Friendships and mingling with these enemies of Allah and His Messenger, on him be peace, and affinity and love towards them is counted amongst severe losses. The least loss of friendships and affinities is that the power to fulfill the commands of the Shari’ah and eliminate the signs of kufr gets overtaken and weakened; and the relationship of friendship with them becomes a deterrent to it – and this is major, certified loss.

Friendship with and affinity to the enemies of Almighty Allah drags one towards enmity with Allah and becomes a cause of enmity with His Messenger, on him be exaltation and peace. One thinks he is from the ahl al-Islam (those of Islam) and affirms faith on Allah and His Messenger, but he doesn’t know that such debased deeds completely delete his Islam. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our selves and the evils of our deeds.

[Persian couplet translated:] The nobleman thinks he is an accomplished man. In reality, all the nobleman has accomplished is only the thought.

The only job of these worthless morons is to mock Islam and ahl al-Islam; and they are always on the lookout that should they get a chance, they would exterminate Muslims or kill them all or turn them towards kufr – then the ahl al-Islam too should have some shame [to avoid them] because iman demands that one have shame. Guarding the chastity of one’s Islam is necessary.

One should always strive to debase them. The stoppage of jizya in those parts of India is due to the sultans and rulers of those areas harboring friendships with them. The real aim of collecting the jizya from them is to debase and degrade them, and this debasement and dishonor goes to the extent that due to the fear of jizya they cannot wear good clothes, and dress themselves up as they are fearful that their material wealth shall get taken away. What rights do kings have that they stop the collection of jizya?! Allah has established the jizya for the purpose of their degradation and humiliation. The aim is their debasement and honor and victory of ahl al-Islam. Which ever nonMuslim is killed, in it is victory for Islam.

The sign of acquiring the wealth of Islam is disdain and spite towards ahl al-kufr. Allah subhanahu wa ta’aala has called them filthy and unclean in His Book. Therefore, even in the eyes of ahl al-Islam, ahl al-kufr should be deemed filthy and unclean; and when one views them as degraded and debased, then one will automatically consider their company and affinity as bad.

Asking them things, and then acting on what they say, is the perfection of honor to those enemies, and is patently forbidden. He who seeks their recognition and asks them to supplicate, what shall he achieve? That is, he shall achieve nothing. Allah ta’aala says in the Holy Quran:

وَمَا دُعَاء الْكَافِرِينَ إِلاَّ فِي ضَلاَلٍ

Translation of meaning: The prayers of the kafirs are nothing but waste. [Holy Quran 13:14 & 40:50]

The supplications of these enemies of Islam is void and without result. There is no possibility at all of its acceptance. However, asking them to pray for one definitely is a means of honoring them and according them favors. If the kuffaar pray, they will definitely make their idols as a means- one should be cautious in regards to until where the matter goes, and even the smell of Islam does not remain. One gnostic has said that until someone doesn’t become crazy by you, you can’t reach to [perfection of your] Islam. Craziness here refers to not caring about one’s profit or loss for the sake of uplifting of Islam. What ever one achieves in the state of his Islam, is fine; and if nothing is achieved, then so be it. Both states are the same.

And if the wealth of Islam is acquired, then the rida of Allah ‘azza wa jall and His Beloved, on him be exaltations and peace, are also acquired. There is no wealth greater than the rida of the Almighty.

We are all pleased with Allah subhanahu as our God, and with Islam as our faith, and with Muhammad, on him be exaltations and peace, as our Prophet and Messenger.

My Lord! Always keep me steadfast on this, by the tawassul of the Master of Messengers, on him and his progeny be the choicest of exaltations and the most perfect of greetings and peace, in the beginning and in the end.

Due to shortage of time, what ever was felt as necessary and essential, has been written down and sent as a summary. After this if supporting ability is granted, more detailed than this shall be written and sent forward.

As Islam is the opposite of kufr, the aakhirah (hereafter) is the opposite of duniya (this world). Duniya and aakhirah can’t be accumulated together at one place. Other than that, disengagement with the world is of two stages. One condition is that all mubaahaat (mubaahaat is plural of mubah, which are actions and/or consumptions made permissible by the Shari’ah) in excess of the basic necessities be shunned. This is the superior condition of disengagement from the world. The second type is that one stay away from the haram and the doubtful. This condition too, in these times, is very minimal and almost extinct.

[Translation of Persian couplet:] Skies are below the ‘Arsh no doubt; however, they are still far esteemed and exalted above the dust of the earth.

Thus the consumption of gold, silver and silky clothings – that the Shari’ah Mustafawiyyah, on him be infinitive exaltation and peace and greetings, has deemed as forbidden – must be shunned. If gold and silver utensils are used only to beautify, there is some leeway, but their usage [for eating] is absolutely forbidden. Using gold and silver utensils for eating, drinking, storing perfume, or kohl. this is all forbidden. In short, Allah the Almighty has greatly expanded the circle of mubah items. Using mubah matters as a blessing and seeking benefit from them is more fulfilling in terms of acquiring luxury and good taste. Mubaahaat earn the good rida of Haqq subhaanah; and haram things do not earn it. The sound mind emphatically can not accept that a person earn the ghadab of his Creator only for a few days of fulfillment; especially when instead of such haram fulfillment, a multitude of permissible fulfillment have been prescribed.

May the Almighty Allah grant us and you steadfastness in following the Master of the Shari’ah, on him and his progeny be exaltation and greetings.

In matters of halal and haram, one should always consult pious scholars, and only they should be sought from; and only their fatawa should be acted upon as this is the only way to salvation.

What ever exists other than the Shari’ah is void and mistrustful.

فَمَاذَا بَعْدَ الْحَقِّ إِلاَّ الضَّلاَلُ

Translation of meaning: Apart from the truth, what except error? [Holy Quran 10:32]

And peace, in the beginning and end.

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Translator’s Notes & Analysis:

We are all aware of the “harmony”, “common ground”, “interfaith” and other such “da’wah” initiatives by the perennialist scholars of duniya:

These days a new wave of “Sunniism/Sufiism” is cropping up on the internet and in many cases, outside of it. They are the people who believe that in order not to be considered wahabi or “extremist” to their foolish, disillusioned selves, or their kafir masters, they need to be soft on kafirs, to the extent that they uplift them (kafirs) and their values (kufr) making Islam the kuffaar’s subservient underdog.

They justify the evil musings of their egos under the garb of aadaab and akhlaaq and/or da’wah. Some of these people are innocent Muslims who are ignorant, confused, and duped by duniya-seeking impostors claiming to be shuyukh and imams spreading filth in the name of “knowledge” of the Ahlus Sunnah, the people of Ash’ari and Maturidi ‘aqaid and the ahl at-tasawwuf.

Some are those who do it to seek duniya forgetting that their fate is destined by Allah. Some are those who have lost any sense of shame and decency and feel pride in being subservient to kafirs. Some are active agents of the kuffaar working hard to fade the distinction between Islam and kufr.

Imam Rabbani, a celebrated scholar of the Ahlus Sunnah, himself a master Hanafi scholar and a contemporary of the other great Hanafi jurist Ali Al-Qari, a non-controversial personality, whom ALL Ash’ari or Maturidi scholars and ALL Sufi tariqas wholeheartedly acknowledge and embrace, is the reviver of the second millennia of Islamic history.

Such sulh-i-kull (compromising of all religions) was rampant in his times too in the name of tasawwuf (in our times it’s in the name of tasawwuf AND da’wah). He has hit the nail on the head with this letter. This letter is a tight slap in the face of all those duniya-seeking scholars of plastic aadaab and akhlaaq who all too eagerly bring forth selective sections of the seerah and ahadith to justify their subservience to kafirs.

They very conveniently and very meticulously leave aside the sections of the seerah of the Prophet and the sahaba that show their harshness to the kuffaar. The ignorant masses, who are not well versed in religious knowledge take the words of these impostors as the truth.

Note that this letter talks about a BASIC matter of religion. It is NOT a fatwa for a specific time and place that these shayaateen can play around in the name of looking for fiqh context.

Matters of core principles of religion do not change over time/place. They come from concrete proofs in the Quran and hadith. These people, in the name of swaying away from wahabiism and its associated self-taught scholarship, have either deliberately gotten people engrossed and entangled in judicature so much so that they can’t see the BASICS of Islam straight from the Quran because they simply rely on these “scholars” as their one stop shop for religion and are willfully blind to even obvious matters that the Quran explicitly spelled out OR they are themselves superior grade korrupted juhhaal who only relay “knowledge” to the masses from their nafs.

A scholar (real or fake) can be as great as a mountain. He is however, not greater than the Holy Quran itself. No scholar’s narrative of the seerah of the blessed Prophet, peace be upon him, can be better or more accurate than the Quran itself.

Imam Rabbani very succinctly mentions that the Messenger of Allah has khuluqil ‘azdheem (the most exalted of characters in creation) as the Quran itself testifies,

and then also elucidates that the same Quran from his Creator, whose beloved creation he is, COMMANDS him to wage jihad and be harsh against the kuffaar.

This automatically implies that harshness to kuffaar is by default incorporated/commanded into the khuluqil ‘azdheem that has been bestowed on Allah’s Beloved Messenger Muhammad, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

This one citation by Imam Rabbani is a solid blow to all those who speak a lot and say nothing about “aadaab” and “akhlaaq”. Now these people can’t claim to have any more “aadaab” or “akhlaaq” than the Prophet or those espoused in the Quran itself.

He also doesn’t play with words like the impostors of today by saying that he sees kufr as different from the person of the kafir. This is because the matter is simple. Kufr on its own means nothing (i.e., wouldn’t exist) without the actual person of the kafir. A person is called a Muslim because of his Islam. He is called a kafir because of his kufr. One cannot separate the ideology from the person only for the sake of pleasing egos out of political correctness.

As far as da’wah and inter-faith dialog is concerned, it is about TEACHING the kafirs what is Islam.

It is NOT about “multi-faith” initiatives that give the message that all religions are equal and valid.

Equating Islam and kufr is absolute apostasy from Islam.

Another misnomer that has caught on with some Muslims is the very “moral” RELIGION vs atheism debate. What Muslims need to realize is that in Islam, there is no categorization separating “religion” from “atheism”. The only categorization that exists in white and black is ISLAM vs KUFR. All forms of kufr are the same to Muslims as they are ALL disbelief in Allah and His Messenger, be it atheism or hinduism or christianity or anything else.

There isn’t a better example than that of our Master Muhammad, on him be peace and blessings of Allah. Two uncles, both kafirs – one abu jahl, one abu talib. The Blessed Prophet always uplifted Islam and the status of Muslims and always destroyed kufr and its conventions. However, his treatment of them (abu talib and abu jahl) was relative to their individual personal levels of kufr and opposition to embracing Islam. One can read the seerah for the details of it. There is no one formula for dealing with people.

IN EVERY CASE, THE RULE IS- ISLAM SHOULD ALWAYS BE UPLIFTED SO SHOULD THE STATUS OF A MUSLIM AND KUFR SHOULD ALWAYS BE DEBASED. All kufr is falsehood and should not be equated to Islam – THE ONLY truth.

Our Creator and His Messenger and our Holy Book themselves debase the kuffaar and kufr.

These kafirs masquerading as Muslims also seek to play with the meaning of the word “jihad”. Jihad, defensive or offensive, is not terrorism and is based on the Islamic rules of combat. It is initiated by a Muslim ruler, for the right Islamic reasons. The wars of the kafirs in the cause of their filthy disbelief has killed far more innocents than any Muslim jihad ever has, EVEN including the zero wisdom acts of terror of those khawarij and rawafid who claim to be Muslims, and they know full well that their actions have always benefitted the kuffaar more than Muslims.

Let those who honor kafirs and kufr think about what Imam Rabbani said about opposites and think about the implications of it on Islam and Muslims.

May Allah disgrace, curse severely, and destroy those shayaateen who call themselves Muslim and yet seek to equate Islam and kufr or promote kufr. Aameen.

Allah alone grants success.

Was’salaamu ‘ala manit taba’al hudaa.

 

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Letter 19 – Volume 3, Book 1

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

This letter is regarding staying patient and steadfast and that one must do their utmost to avoid calamities.

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Written towards his eminence, Mir Muhammad Nu’man.

Sorrow and pleasure and health and afflictions, in all states Allah is praised.

No act of Al-Hakeem Jalla Sultanahu (i.e., The All-Wise Allah, Majestic is His Kingdom) is void of a wisdom (hikmah) and rectification (maslaha). Perhaps Allah has willed to rectify our states by this.

عَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ وَاللّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ

Translation of meaning: It may be that you dislike something and it is good for you; and it may be that you like something and it is bad for you; and Allah knows and you know not. [Holy Quran 2:216]

Then have patience on what Allah tests you by and be content with His decree, and be steadfast on worshiping Him, and do not disobey Him.

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

Translation of meaning: To Allah do we belong and to Him shall we return. [Holy Quran 2:156]

Allah Ta’ala says:

وَمَا أَصَابَكُم مِّن مُّصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَن كَثِيرٍ

Translation of meaning: What ever suffering reaches you, is due to what your hands have done; and he forgives many of those. [Holy Quran 42:30]

Then, repent before Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, and seek repentence from your Lord against the deeds committed by your hands; and ask Allah Ta’ala for forgiveness and well-being (‘aafiyah); indeed Allah Ta’ala is The One who forgives and He likes to forgive. Then, as much as possible, try to stay away from afflictions (balaa) [by seeking forgiveness of your sins] as it is from the sunnah of the prophets, ‘alaihimus salawaatu was salam, to escape from the afflictions which are beyond one’s capacity to bear; and we are well-comfortable (with ‘aafiyah) in the thick of afflictions, so all praise and glorification is due to Allah Subhanahu.

و السلام عليكم و على سائر من اتبع الهدى و التزم متابعة المصطفى عليه و آله الصلوة و التسليمات العلى

ِAnd peace be on you and all those who follow guidance and adhere to the following of Mustafa, on him and his progeny be elevated exaltations and greetings.

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Letter 134 – Volume 1, Book 3

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

A short letter on the importance of time and a call to stop procrastinating and start working.

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This letter was also written to Mullah Muhammad Sadiq.

On “I will do it after a while”-

May Haqq Subhanahu wa Ta’ala grant you further elevation in the stations of nearness [to Him]. Bi-hurmati Sayyidil Mursaleen, ‘alaihi wa ‘alaihim wa ‘ala aalihis salawaatu wat tasleematu atammuhaa (by the sanctity of the Master of Messengers, on him, and on them (the other messengers), and on his progeny be exaltations and greetings abundant).

O bearer of the signs of love, time is a sword which chops off a person’s life. It is not known if tomorrow we shall be granted a chance or not. Important and necessary jobs should be done today itself; and the unimportant jobs must be left to tomorrow. This is what a progressive mind dictates whereas an exhausting mind does not dictate such. What more can be written?! Was-salam.

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Letter 303 – Volume 1, Book 5

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

In this letter the noble imam explains the meanings of the phrases of the Muslim Adhan in a bit more detail than the outwardly literal meanings.

This looks like a simple and short letter, but these are extremely heavy words and we all need to ponder over them greatly.

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On the meanings of the phrases of the Adhan, written towards Haji Yusuf Muadhdhin.

After praising [Allah] and sending salutations [on His Messenger]; it must be known that the Adhan has 7 phrases:

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1) الله اكبر

It means that Allah is far exalted beyond it that He need the worships of anyone who worships Him. This phrase is repeated 4 times to emphasize this fact.

2) اشهد ان لا اله الا الله

It means that I testify that Allah Ta’ala, despite His attribute of being the Supremely Greatest, and despite having no need of people’s worships, He alone is The One worthy of worship.

3) اشهد ان محمدا رسول الله

This means that I testify that our Master Muhammad, ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihis salawaatu was salam, is the Messenger of Allah subhanahu, and the one sent by Him to teach and propagate the ways of worship. Therefore, only that shall be counted as “worship” worthy to the Being of The Wajib Ta’ala (i.e., Allah) – which is taken by the route of Messenger-hood and propagation of our Master Rasulullah, ‘alaihis salawaatu was salam.

4) حي على الصلوة

5) حي على الفلاح

These two phrases (4 & 5) are to call the worshiper towards the salah which leads them to victory and salvation.

6) الله اكبر

It means that Allah Ta’ala is exalted beyond this that someone’s worships be worthy of His Divine Being.

7) لا اله الا الله

It means that there is no other exit, other than to accept that Allah alone is worthy of worship, even though it is impossible that someone can worship Him in a manner worthy of His Divine Being.

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The glory of salah (prayers/namaz) should be understood by seeking to know the meanings of these phrases which have been assigned to make one aware of salah.

[Persian phrase]: The goodness of the [rest of the] year is due to the goodness of the spring.

اللهم اجعلني من المصلين المفلحين بحرمة سيد المرسلين عليه و عليهم الصلوات و التسليمات اتمها و اكملها

O Allah, make me from those who offer their prayers and are victorious, by the sanctity of the Master of Messengers, on him and them (other messengers) be exaltations and greetings, abundant and perfect.

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Letter 81 – Volume 1, Book 2

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

Although letter 81 is about something as seemingly basic as slaughter of cows, it is addressing the larger issue of the satanic enemies of Islam working to eliminate the signs of Islam and thereby help in the hurting of Islam.

Please read this letter and ponder over how many parallels you can draw between the burqa ban in parts of europe, the minaret ban in switzerland, the ban on cow slaughter in most of india, the curbs placed on the “freedom of speech” of the Kashmiri people, the curbs placed on anyone who calls for implementation of the Shari’ah by the same scoundrels who propagate “freedom of speech”, the torture and humiliation of anyone who exposes the war-mongering politicians’ enmity to Islam and Muslims, and so on.

Please be reminded that this letter was written 400+ years ago. One can imagine the state of Islam and Muslims in our times, and also see that the gnostic imam and his vision were for way beyond his immediate times and therefore he is rightly called the reviver, the “mujaddid” of Islam for its second millenia.

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Written towards Lala Baig.

On inspiring towards traditionalizing Islam, and the weakness and humility of Islam and Muslims, and the strategic advantages enjoyed by the dishonorable kuffaar.

May Allah raise your and our Islamic ardor (ghayrah). For almost a century now, the weakness and humility of Islam has reached to such a level that in Islamic nations, the kuffaar are not just happy at the implementation of the commandments of kufr, but in fact they desire the complete annihilation of the commands of Islam and do not wish to see any remnants of Islam remain. And their implementation of such rules and transgression have reached to such a state that if any Muslim is bold enough to exhibit the signs of Islam, he is murdered.

The slaughter of cows, which in india, is from amongst the greatest signs of Islam – the situation with it has reached to the level that perhaps the kuffaar might agree to pay the jizya, but they shall [probably] never agree to cow-slaughter.

Right at the starting stage of the [present king's] monarchy if Islamic traditions are resurrected and Muslims develop some status, then that’s that[1]. Otherwise if, ‘eyadhan billahi subhanahu (Allah’s refuge is sought),  the matter is left to heedlessness and stalling, then terribly bad times shall be faced by Muslims.

الغياث الغياث ثم الغياث الغياث

[In Allah's court] Pleading, pleading – and again – pleading, pleading!

Let us see which bearer of good fate is blessed and honored with this wealth [of traditionalizing Islam], and which princely warrior’s hand reaches this wealth. It is Allah’s granted grace and Allah grants it to whom He wills.

May Allah keep us and you steadfast on following the ways of our Master, Seyyidil Mursaleen, ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihi minas salawaati afzdaluhaa wa minat tasleemati akmaluha (on him and on his progeny be the choicest of exaltations and the most perfect of greetings). Was-salam

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Translator’s Note:

[1] – Note how the great imam emphasizes that problems like this need to be nipped in the bud, or else they take firm roots in society and get strengthened. Have a look at the burqa fiasco in europe. Instead of opposing the enemies of Islam, there were filthy shayateen FROM MUSLIM NATIONS masquerading as “scholars” who passed fatawa saying that the face covering veil “has nothing to do with Islam”. May Allah give those shayateen what they deserve. In sha Allah some letters of the imam regarding scholars of duniya and how much they have hurt Islam shall also be translated soon. A cursory reading of basic Islamic literature will make it obvious to even a blind person that the niqab is very much a part of Islam. This is but one example of how the kuffaar are followed in not just their lands but even in Muslim lands. We seek Allah’s refuge.

 

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