Custodians of the Haq
QUESTION: The other day, Maulana Ebrahim Bham was on a particular local radio station discussing the topic of ‘spirituality under lockdown’ with various faith group leaders of SA, such as a Rabbi and a Reverend. Kindly comment on this issue. Shukran
ANSWER: Brother, take solace from the Blessed words of our beloved Rasool-e-Kareem (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam): “Islam began as GHAREEB (something strange / odd /queer) and will soon return to that state. Thus, blessed are the GHURABAA’ (strangers –i.e. those who are odd (in society) due to their following Deen fully).” (Saheeh Muslim) These days, it is ‘strange’ and ‘odd’ or ‘queer’ for Muslim scholars who are trying to uphold the Laws of Allah NOT to be involved in the misdoings, HARAAM and sins that are committed by the modern-thinking deviated scholars publicly! Take for example, TV. Due to the modern-thinking ‘Ulama’ appearing on this accursed tool of the devil, laymen think it is permissible. Hence, Ulama who don’t approve of TV are regarded to be the ‘odd’ ones in society! We are in that Zamaanah (time) in which those who are practicing Islam in the Light of the Qur’an, Hadith, etc., are regarded as ‘strange’ by the laymen due to the mass destruction and bulldozing of the Sacred Laws of the Deen by the modern-thinking scholars.
Furthermore, a Muslim is not supposed to feel comfortable amidst Kuffar religious leaders.
More so when the dialogue is that of interfaith! How can a Muslim bear to quietly sit and listen to the genuine and direct Kufr and Shirk uttered by religious leaders? This Kufr and Shirk is dinned into the ears of ALL listeners – scholars or otherwise. It will ultimately have a ‘negative-result’ in one’s (spiritual) heart, which will then affect one’s Imaan – the best and most valuable commodity of life!
We make Shukr to Allah Ta’ala that the above program you mentioned did not involve any Aalim of the Haq. It is expected to hear of those scholars who are de-sensitized to the Laws of Deen – by their breaking the Laws of Deen on a mass scale, daily – to comfortably sit and participate in these type of programs, which then results in them becoming deImaanized. May Allah have mercy upon this Ummah and save us from the mob of deviated Ulama, Aameen.
There is no need to elaborate further on this issue. Muslims who apply their Imaani intellect will understand.