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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Why it is wrong for Muslims to follow the Tabligh?

I have been studying the Tabligh Jama'at since 1988.

Back in Penang, these Tabligh 'Qarquns' @ followers will congregate at the Masjid Benggali in Georgetown especially every Thursday evenings.

They gather there in large numbers coming from all over the island and from the Province Wellesley, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, all other states in the peninsular, Sabah Sarawak and even from other countries of the world for congregational prayers!

After the 'Bayan' @ Sermon by the Amir Sahab @ Leader, they will be asked to give their names to join a 3 days, 40 days or 4 months 'dakwah walkabout' in small groups to places designated by the Majlis @ the Tabligh Board of Amirs as their 'going in the way of Allah'!

Even back then, I knew that there was something wrong about the way these chaps used to be going about their ways.

I saw people just following blindly the Tabligh's ways without really knowing the basics of the faith, without learning the Fardhu Ain, without knowing the proper ways of Islam but just putting up a front of looking religious and acting religious!

Wayward youths and drug addicts or alcoholics were roped in by these groups and asked to follow them in going from surau to surau, mosque to mosque in the notion of going on a religious journey.

Persons who don't know zilch about the faith of Islam start to grow wispy beards, put on a skull cap or any sort of headwear especially the ones sewn from scrap cloth and fashioned from the styles of those from the Indian subcontinent, or the type worn by the Afghanis.

They would start sporting a jubah, start learning how to wrap a 'serban' @ turban and start learning to polish their teeth using a 'miswak' @ toothstick!

All these while, these Tabligh 'Qarquns' would be in the impression that they are performing 'dakwah' @ Islamic Propagation and will just be going along with the 'Amir' @ Leader appointed , and start going from door to door of the Muslims of the localities that they have chosen to 'ziarah' @ visit!

Now, you should see how preposterous it would be for these 'Muslim' version of the Christian Jehowah's Witnesses or Biblethumpers, going around knocking on the doors of the Muslim residents to ask the residents to join them in the prayers at the residents own suraus @ small prayer centres or the residents own mosques!

At times , these Tablighis would go knocking on the door of the local Imam @ Prayer Leader of the very surau or mosque that they @ the Tablighis are visiting! Asking the Imam to join them in prayer!!!:D

Really outrageous when such a thing happens!!!

It's like a classic tale of trying to teach the old duck how to swim!!!

Such are the Tablighis! Deviant , cowardly , unbelievably stubborn and they refuse to listen to reason for they have been indoctrinated in such a way by their Amirs to not mix with anyone who doesn't follow them in their deviant ways!

“Jamaa’at al-Tableegh” is one of the groups that are claiming to be working for Islam.

Their efforts in calling people to Allah (da’awah) cannot be denied. But like many other groups they do make some mistakes, and some points should be noted concerning them.

These points may be summed up as follows, noting that these mistakes may vary within this group, depending on the environment and society in which they find themselves.

In societies in which knowledge and scholars are prevalent and the mazhab of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah is widespread, the mistakes are much less; in other societies these mistakes may be greater.

Some of their mistakes are :

1 – Not adopting the ‘aqeedah of Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaa'ah. This is clearly seen from the variations in the ‘aqeedah of some of their members and even of some of their leaders.

2 – Their not paying attention to knowledge of the Syariah. I have opened my doors many a times to bumbling 'Qarquns' who can't make sense of their bumbling speech in trying to ask me to join them in 'worrying' about Islam!
Sometimes, I'd turn the tables on my visitors and end up 'preaching' to the 'greenies' :P Can't help myself at times :D

3 – Their misinterpretation of some Qur’aanic verses in a manner that was not intended by Allah.

For example they interpret the verses on jihad as referring to “going out for da’wah”. The verses which mentioned the word khurooj (going out) etc. are interpreted by them as meaning going out for da’wah.

4 – They make their system of going out for da’wah an act of worship. So they started to misquote the Qur’aan to support their system which specifies certain numbers of days and months.

This system, which they think is based on evidence from Qur’aan, is widespread among them in all countries and environments.

5 – They do some things that go against shari’ah, such as appointing one of them to make do’a for them whilst the group goes out for dakwah and they think that their success or failure depends on whether or not this man was sincere and his prayer accepted.

6 – Da’eef (weak) and mawdoo’ (fabricated) hadeeth are widespread among them, and this is not befitting for those who aim to call people to Allaah.

7 – They do not speak of mungkar (evil things), thinking that enjoining what is good is sufficient. Hence we find that they do not speak about evils that are widespread among the people, even though the slogan of this ummah – which they continually repeat – is :

“Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Maa‘roof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Mungkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful”
(Al Qur'an Surah Al ‘Imraan Chapter 3 :Verse 104 – interpretation of the meanings)

The successful are those who enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil, not just those who do only one of the two.

8 – Some of them fall into self-admiration and arrogance, which leads them to look down on others, and even to look down on the scholars and describe them as inactive and sleeping, or to show off. So you find them talking about how they went out and travelled, and they saw such and such, which leads to unfavourable results, as we have mentioned.

9 – They regard going out for daa’wah as better than many acts of worship such as jihad and seeking knowledge, even though those things are obligatory duties, or may be obligatory for some people but not others.

10 – Some of them audaciously issue fatwas, and discuss tafseer and hadeeth.

That is because they allow each one of them to address the people and explain to them.

This leads to them speak audaciously on matters of sharee’ah. So they inevitably speak of the meaning of a ruling, hadeeth or verse when they have not read anything about it, or listened to any of the scholars.

And some of them are new Muslims or have only recently come back to Islam.

11- Some of them are negligent with regard to the rights of their children and wives. Some of them join the Tabligh movement as a form of escapism!

They go on these 'dakwah trips' to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (the IPB countries) leaving their wives and children sometimes without any protection or funds to support the wife pay the bills , buy food for the family and other needs.

Just imagine the scenario where you have the 'holy moly' husband going away to 'preach' to others in faraway countries yet leaving their families exposed to dangers from all kinds of fitnah and the society at large!

We all are familiar with what type of society is prevalent today. Adultery, waywardness, immoral activities can all take place when the husband or the father figure is not at home!

Hence the scholars do not allow people to go out with them, except for those learned persons who want to help guide them and correct the mistakes that the Tablighis have fallen into.

We should not keep the people away from them altogether, rather we must try to correct their mistakes and advise them so that their efforts will continue and they will be correct according to the Qur’aan and Sunnah.

It's not easy! I know. I have tried many a times to try and make the young and even old Tabligh Qarquns see the deviant ways that they are blindly following but it's like talking to the wall!

Here are the Fatwa's @ religious decrees of some of the respected Islamic Scholars concerning the wayward Jamaa’at al-Tableegh:

1 – Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz said :

"Jamaa’at al-Tableegh do not have proper understanding of the issues of ‘aqeedah, so it is not permissible to go out with them, except for one who has knowledge and understanding of the correct ‘aqeedah of Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaa'ah, so that he can guide them and advise them, and cooperate with them in doing good, because they are very active, but they need more knowledge and someone who can guide them of those who have knowledge of Tawheed and the Sunnah. May Allaah bless us all with proper understanding of Islam and make us steadfast in adhering to it".

Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 8/331

2 – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan said :

"Going out for the sake of Allah does not refer to the kind of going out that they mean nowadays. Going out for the sake of Allah means going out to fight. What they call going out nowadays is a bid’aah (innovation) that was not narrated from the salaf.

Going out to call people to Allah cannot be limited to a certain number of days, rather one should call people to Allah according to one's abilities, without limiting that to a group or to forty days or more or less than that.

Similarly the daa’iyah @ the Caller to Islam must have knowledge. It is not permissible for a person to call people to Allah when he is ignorant.

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning) :

“Say (O Muhammad): This is my way; I invite unto Allah (i.e. to the Oneness of Allah — Islamic Monotheism) with sure knowledge”
( Al Qur'an Surah Yusuf Chapter 12: Verse 108)

In example : "with knowledge" because the Caller must know that to which he calls people, what is obligatory, enjoined , forbidden and not encouraged!.

He has to know what shirk, sin, kufr, immorality and disobedience are; he has to know the degrees of denouncing evil and how to do it.

The kind of going out that distracts people from seeking knowledge is wrong, because seeking knowledge is an obligation, and it can only be achieved by learning, not by inspiration.

This is one of the misguided Sufi myths, because action without knowledge is misguidance, and hoping to acquire knowledge without learning is an illusion.

From Thalaath Mihaadaraat fi’l-‘Ilm wa’l-Da’wah.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Self Destructive Ways of the Deviants

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

Verily, Mankind have been created by Allah, God Almighty to be His Vicegerents @ Khalifahs upon this Earth, to protect the entire Creation and also themselves from unnecessary harm and destruction through their own misguidance and deviant actions by sending to them the countless Prophets and Messengers through time immemorial.

History records that the Prophets of Allah continued to guide their people by sharing with them the Revelations of Allah like the Kitab Zabur sent to the Prophet Daud @ David (pbuh*) , The Taurat @ Torah which was revealed to the Prophet Musa @ Moses, The Injeel to The Prophet Eesa the Son of Maryam @ Jesus Christ, the Son of the Virgin Mary and finally the Glorious Al Qur'an al Kareem to the Greatest and Holiest Messenger of God, the Prophet Muhammad ( Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam) .

The teachings of Islam have never asked its adherents, the Muslims to ever commit such self immolations, self destructive, self destroying acts in any way and there is not a single ayat @ verse in the Al Qur'an which asks us to harm ourselves whether by cutting, injuring, mutilating, burning, branding or blowing ourselves to bits using explosives or any other harmful medium!

Sadly, we see , in some nations where Islam is the main religion as in Iran, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East, acts which are being perpetrated upon themselves by misguided 'Muslims'!

The bloody self mutilating acts called 'Matam' is a glaring act of deviance that has no roots whatsoever in the teachings of Islam!

This self destructive act is being committed on the Shiites themselves by blindly following exhortations of those irresponsible mullahs and other religious figures supposedly to remember the murder of the martyr Saiyidina Hussein bin Ali bin Abi Talib, one of the grandson of the Blessed Messenger in Karbala, Iraq!

The reality is that such acts are against the teachings of Islam and they do not contribute whatsoever to the cause of Islam!

Not worth even a single blessing for it is simply an act of the Jahilliyyah @ the days of Ignorance where people used to cause hurt to themselves as an act of penance to their idols which they took to be their gods!

It is simply absurd for people living in these modern times to blindly follow groundless practices that should be dumped into the dustbins of History!

With the revelation of Islam in its Complete and Perfect manners by Rasulullah SAW to us , it is preposterous for the people who call themselves Shiites and claim to be in the ways of the Ahlul Bayt @ Family of the Prophet to be doing all these kinds of disastrous acts to themselves in the name of faith and act of religion! Far from it, these acts are not Islamic in any way!!!

Visit and read for yourself how this self flagellations are in reality a gross breach of faith and graphic self abuse which goes against the very teachings of Islam.

Those of you who are not Muslim and reading this posting, please understand that there are many deviant teachings and acts taking place today blasphemously in the Name of Allah and Islam!

There is no obligation for a Muslim to cut him or herself or their children to shed blood for the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (may his soul be blessed)!

The best way to show our love and respect for the Prophet SAW , his Blessed Family(may Allah shower his blessings upon them all), His Blessed Companions (may Allah be content with them) and every other of our beloved families , friends and fellow Muslims is to pray for them and ask Allah the Most Merciful for whatever we want them to be blessed with!

It is totally outrageous for those who call themselves Muslims and love the heritage of the Prophet SAW to be doing these things!

Na uzu billah hi min zalik! May Allah SWT protect us from such ignorance! Ameen!

This is not called for in Islam! Cutting oneself to bleed like this is not enjoined in any of the Prophet's Hadith nor is there any ruling to do so in the Qur'an!

The ones who do this are clearly ignorant of this wonderful Way of Life that Allah SWT has revealed to all mankind!

I call upon them to stop doing this bida'ah!

Stop this useless self harming misdeed that ridicules our truthful faith!

The Prophet SAW (pbuh) never asked us to do this! What a sheer waste and idiotic act of these Shiites!

You would do better to be a good Muslim and improve yourself in the ways that are enjoined by Allah the Most Compassionate and our Holy Messenger the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

I have no enmity towards the Shiites except feel pity for them that in these times of easy access to information , they still choose to inflict such gross acts upon themselves and their loved ones.

I can't understand how one can take a blade and cut one's own child whom one has carried in her womb for nine months or so have the heart to do so?

What sort of sick, demented mother can do such a thing?

Even an animal defends its young from harm and Life records countless episodes of the animal parent die in its attempts to safeguard its young from other predators!

What kind of brainwashing has been taking place under guise of religious doctrine in these lands?

We all acknowledge that for each deed or misdeed , we will all be rewarded or punished accordingly by the Almighty in the hereafter! Maybe these people are too fargone in their deviance that they simply have become blind to the actual teachings of Islam!

I wonder what must be going on in that young innocent child's mind suffering such pain and bleeding from a cut inflicted by his stupid mom, smirking stupidly from her misguided action?

What kind of sick, unfeeling society are they allowing to fester in those lands where prophets and holy men walked upon?

What is the point of all these useless Jahiliyyah practices they allow to be committed in the name of Saiyidina Hussein bin Ali ibni Abi Talib, the martyr of Karbala?

Will such bleeding bring back the life of the departed? What difference is there between such people and the others who willingly self destruct themselves through all kinds of stupid acts?

Yes, they should really cry for their ignorance and for allowing such acts of bida'ah continue to take place in their lands where the anbiya's and the auliya's once lived and left revelations that have sadly been polluted by ignorance and misguidance!

Those mullahs are answearable to God Almighty for allowing such sins go on unopposed and unstopped!

They will be shouldered with the sins of all the deviant masses committing blasphemy and nonsense taking place under guise of religion!

All this blood has been shed in vain! Blood that would have been better used to save the life of the sick in the hospitals!

Blood that could hve been used to further research in the fields of science and medicine!

Blood that could have been better used to be kept in the countries bloodbanks for use in times of emergencies!

Come to think of it , I have a wonderful suggestion for the Shiites !

Next Ashoora, instead of you cutting yourself up and bleeding in the streets for nothing, why don't you all queue up at the nearest bloodbanks and do the right thing?

Go and donate your precious blood and help save the life of another humanbeing instead of looking sick and stupid before the rest of the world!

Islam does not ask the Muslims to go to such extent of self destruction! Non Muslims reading this post , please understand that such acts are absolutely unIslamic!

They never have been and they never will be accepted by God Almighty! Never!

May they eventually come to see the light and stop this nonsense soon!!! Amen!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Muhammad in the Gospel of Barnabas

Muhammad the Last Messenger of God, Allah Most Glorious , Most High was foretold in the Bible of his forecoming by the Prophet Jesus @ Eesa, blessed be his soul , the Son of Mariam, in the Gospel of Barnabas, a disciple of the Prophet Jesus @ Hazrat Eesa Alaihis salam.

The following chapter says clearly :

`Unworthy though I am to untie his hosen, I have received grace and mercy from God to see him.'

Then answered the priest, with the governor and the king, saying: `Distress not thyself, O Jesus, holy one of God, because in our time shall not this sedition be any more, seeing that we will write to the sacred Roman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call thee God or son of God.'

Then said Jesus: `With your words I am not consoled, because where ye hope for light darkness shall come; but my consolation is in the Coming of the Messenger, who shall destroy every false opinion of me, and his faith shall spread and shall take hold of the whole world, for so hath God promised to Abraham our father.

And that which giveth me consolation is that his faith shall have no end, but shall be kept inviolate by God.'

The priest answered: `After the coming of the Messenger of God, shall other prophets come?'

Jesus answered: `There shall not come after him true prophets sent by God, but there shall come a great number of false prophets, whereat I sorrow.

For Satan shall raise them up by the just judgement of God, and they shall hide themselves under the pretext of my gospel.'

Herod answered: `How is it a just judgement of God that such impious men should come?'

Jesus answered: `It is just that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation.

Wherefore I say unto you, that the world hath ever despise the true prophets and loved the false, as can be seen in the time of Michaiah and Jeremiah.

For every like loveth his like.'

Then said the priest: `How shall the Messiah be called, and what sign shall reveal his coming?'

Jesus answered: `The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour.

God said: "Wait Mohammed; for thy sake I will to create paradise, the world, and a great multitude of creatures, whereof I make thee a present, in so much that whosoe blesses thee shall be blessed, and whosoe shall curse thee shall be accursed.

When I shall send thee into the world I shall send thee as My Messenger of Salvation, and thy word shall be true, in so much that Heaven and Earth shall fail, but thy faith shall never fail." Mohammed is his blessed name.'

Then the crowd lifted up their voices, saying: `O God, send us thy messenger: O Mohammed, come quickly for the salvation of the world!'

End of quote.

Source :

Now, we all know that in these times, information such as these is pretty easy to come by . The advent of the Internet has been a boon to those of us who love knowledge and seek such knowledge almost daily in our modern lifes.

The beauty of our human spirit is that if we set our mind to it and exercise our intelligence to find out about something, we can today at the typing of a few words into any search engine online, come across hundreds of thousands in website links within a few seconds displayed before our very eyes from the comfort of our homes, offices and now almost everywhere we can hook up to the internet or through the wireless broadband network.

Now , comes the matter of choice. What do we choose to believe in and accept as the 'Gospel truth' , the 'whole truth' and 'nothing but the truth' !

A phrase so familiar that we keep hearing through our viewing of countless movies and teledramas showing courtroom scenes where the Public Prosecutor asks the witness to swear upon the Bible or the Qur'an where it suits asking the person on the witness stand to speak the truth, say the truth and not lie in court!

So that paraphrase has stuck in our minds and we subconsciously remember the very phrase when the situation warrants it.

The truth. How do we perceive it?

To the learned mind, truth manifests itself in concurrence with our human logic. But at times, things that happen right before our very eyes defies logic.

Those of us who watch David Blaine show his magic are flabbergasted to see the man levitate himself almost a foot high off the ground! That levitation of him defies our common logic! Does that make David Blaine a superbeing? A prophet of some sort?

It doesn't ! He has yet to claim being one!

Back to the matter at hand. Jesus Christ @ Eesa alaihis salam has been quoted in the Gospel of Barnabas so clearly foretelling the coming of the Messenger of God, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and all that has been foretold in the Bible has come to pass yet there is today an unparalled wave of hate against a man who has been acknowledged to be the Greatest Messenger of God and the Most Successful humanbeing who ever lived by the learned scholars and scientists of the past and the present age!

It is a solid reality that we can't expect each and every critic to really understand the truth about the Last Messenger and Greatest Prophet of God!

Those whose hearts and minds are sealed with Ignorance and the swelled up egos of their nafs will never get to understand about the Prophet (peace be upon his soul) save for the Guidance of God!

I wish you my reader and fellow blogger to carry on with your study and research of the Last Messenger of God sent to us all.

May Peace be upon us all. Amen.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Hijab, a Poem in Modesty

A hijab is but a shelter that covers a woman's modesty,
Protecting the honor of a lady from the harmful glares of society,
A piece of garment that raises one's sense of nobility,
Differentiates the chaste from those who live in futility.

Praised be the One who enjoined us to cover,
The fragrance and beauty likened to that of a blooming flower,
Only to be enjoyed by the man who has the authority and power,
The man who is thy husband, thy friend and thy lover!

Glory be to Allah Ar Rahman Ar Rahim,
For protecting the muslimah from succumbing to her nafs at her whim,
Surely in the Day of Reckoning the hijabis will truly find,
That those who don't cover will be the ones who are deemed so blind
That they can't sense that by covering themselves in modesty,
Their status as honourable women are appreciated by society!

By Zainol Abideen
KL Muslims Society
Feb 23rd 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Dogs barking at the mountain of mountains

Lately we read about and see socalled Freedom advocateurs of free press and expression try to insult the holiest personality amongst mankind, the Greatest Messenger of Allah, God Almighty through their demented perceptions and caricatures of him(sallalahu alaihi wa sallam) to provoke the Muslims of this world to express outrage and anger at this wanton blasphemy by dogs in human form..nahh..dogs are holier in status compared to these scum from Denmark and their associates in the European Union of dumbass Salman Rushdie wannabes!

What do these scum think they can get by these insults they try to heap upon the greatest personality to have walked upon this Earth and who has brought the Light of Allah to the darkened world of mankind since the previous messenger of Allah, Eesa ibni Mariam left this earth to await his return to uphold the tenets of Islam and abolish all the false worship that has and is taking place in his name?

All the messengers of Allah are but brothers to one another and all the prophets and messengers revere the person named Muhammad al Mustafa, The Chosen One for Allah SWT Himself appointed him, Rasulullah SAW to be His Last and Final Messenger to a stage so holy that declaration of faith as a Muslim or as a Muslimah requires one to first declare openly that "There is No (other) God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah" failing which one's Shahadah ( Declaration of Faith) is null and void!

Yet, the scums masquarading as journalists and caricaturists have the gall to belittle his blessed self through their rubbish!

They only condemn themselves to the lowest Hellfire where they shall burn forever for their blasphemy!

The western idea of being modern and free really exposes their barbaric ways and egoism!

They think they can get away with anything because they are strong and have the weaponry to subdue the rest of the world especially the billion over Muslims who do not have a strong leader right this moment to protect the honor of the Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wasallam)!

We as Muslims believe that we are now living in the Last Ages as foretold by the Blessed Prophet (pbuh) in his numerous hadiths!

We believe that the coming of the Imam Al Mahadi is not that distant and that the Muslim Ummah will rise to the occasion and vanquish the scum who dare to bring disrepute to the sacred personality of Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam! Insyaallah!

For the moment being, we as Muslims need to close the ranks and fortify ourselves against the Kuffars and see to it that we boycott all products and services of those who dare to blaspheme against the Prophet SAW!

There are more than a billion Muslims all over the world! Surely, the perpetrators will start to feel the pinch in their wallets for their crime against Islam's greatest Prophet (peace be upon him) soon!

The embassies of those criminals were burnt down as a result of the anger arising from the Muslims who have rallied to the clarion call to avenge the name of the Prophet!

Those who sow such hatred and animosity towards the Holy Messenger shall reap their rewards by feeling the wrath of those who hold the Prophet SAW sacred in their hearts and in their minds!

Scum like those in the European Union and their counterparts everywhere else will only get what they are asking for ..soon enough.

At the end of the day, barking dogs never brought down any mountain...especially the Mountain of Light , that is Muhammad SAW!

May Allah SWT bless our Prophet SAW and fortify the Muslims against such scum! Amin.