Nizamiye Al-Azhar School
Malabar, Port Elizabeth
Your e-mail pertaining to the new bid’ah of ulema iftaar refers.
Please be informed that this bid’ah is not permissible. Where in the Sunnah is there a basis for this confounded practice of riya and israaf. If you have an excess of money, feed the poor and needy. There are innumerable of poor Muslims around you in Port Elizabeth.
This type of gluttony in the name of the Deen is a satanic inspiration. There is no such stupid practice as an ‘ulema iftaar’. Iftaar is for all Muslims alike, and the Masnoon method is only Iftaar with dates or water or dates and water, not gluttony with pies, samoosas and devouring food like animals. The Qur’aan Majeed says that the kuffaar eat like animals. But nowadays the molvis and Muslims in general also devour food like animals, hence they no longer distinguish between halaal and haraam.
You should have at least some Islamic conscience to think about the suffering Muslims. Instead, you give vent to nafsaani lust by innovating a silly bid’ah and feeding obese characters who masquerade as ‘ulema’. Wasting money in such bid’ah practices transforms you into ‘brothers’ of the shayaateen’ according to the Qur’aan Majeed.
It is our dua that Allah Ta’ala guides you and opens up your clogged brains to understand that the Deen and its practices are not designed for merrymaking. The a’maal of the Deen are for gaining Allah’s Pleasure and Salvation in the Aakhirah. What type of molvis are you people? Did you learn about ‘ulema iftaar’ at the Madrasah where the molvi certificate was doled out to you? Did any of the Akaabir of this Ummah from the time of the Sahaabah to this day organize a stupid, confounded riya practice of ‘ulema iftaar’?
Have you no shame and no conscience to organize a stupid feast for fat characters who daily resort to gluttony at their homes while excluding the poor who cannot afford the sumptuous dishes you intend preparing for those who are not in need of it?
Ramadhaan is a month of greater Imaani emotion and love for Allah’s suffering Makhlooq. So why don’t you rather organize a feast for the destitute – Fuqara and Masaaqeen – thereby gaining thawaab and Allah’s Pleasure? Why feed fat characters who will only gluttonously devour the food and excrete. Instead of thawaab, you are deserving of Allah’s punishment for israaf and riya.
Did the Sahaabah ever have an exclusive ‘ulema’ iftaar? Did any other among the Salafus Saaliheen or even among our recent Akaabir Ulama ever have a stupid, exclusive iftaar programmed for ‘ulema’. Those who will have the misfortune of devouring the contaminated food you will be providing cannever be Ulama in the true meaning of the word.
It is absolutely ludicrous, to say the least, that during this Mubaarak month, and at the time of Iftaar when Allah Ta’ala’s Special Presence is the closest to us that you, masquerading as ulama, deem it valid and appropriate to waste this Mubaarak occasion and time in silly merrymaking with the bid’ah so-called ‘ulema’ gluttonous feast, deceptively dubbed ‘Iftaar’.
Open the kutub and edify yourself regarding the meaning and method of Iftaar. It is palpably clear that you lack the haziest idea of the Sunnah concept of Iftaar.
May Allah Ta’ala guide you and all of us to understand and appreciate this Deen and this glorious Month.
11 Ramadhaan 1440 – 17 May 2019