Q. There’s a student who is studying full time at a Darul Uloom. He has Whatsapp, a social media platform. On his WhatsApp status you can add “your status” and add things like videos or pictures etc. He has a musical video thereon. Should such a student remain at a Darul Uloom?
A. The student to whom you have referred, follows in the footsteps of shaitaan. It is haraam to impart higher Islamic Knowledge to such agents of Iblees. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“He who imparts Ilm (higher Ilm) to an unfit one is like the one who garlands pigs with diamonds, pearls and gold.”
You should pass the information to the Principal of the Darul Uloom, even if you do so anonymously. Give the details of the student. Today, he is not an exception. This type of immoral behaviour is the norm of most Madrasah students. That is why the Darul Ulooms are churning out a mass of molvis who become the Ulama-e-Soo’.
Q. Some ulama say that it is necessary for ulama to be financially independent so that they can speak the haq and not be subjugated to the trustees. However other ulama say that ulama should not work in the corporate world because it diminishes the roohaniyat and the love of the world enters the aalim’s heart due to which he loses focus on ilm. Many ulama who were teaching and working at the same time, when they had to choose between the two, they chose the corporate world because of the high pay and so forth. In light of the above, what should an aalim do?
A. If an Aalim or even a non-Aalim has Taqwa he will know what to do when in a conflict between the Deen and the dunya. He will choose the Deen and kick away the dunya. Proclamation of the Haqq does not depend on finance. The molvis who are subjugated by the trustees are worse than the trustees. Such molvis do not believe that Allah Ta’ala is the Raaziq even if they acknowledge with their mouths. A molvi who conceals the Haqq or who interprets it to suit the trustees and the wealthy, deserves to be ‘subjugated’. He is a traitor to the Deen.
Trustees are able to control and dictate only mercenary molvis. An Aalim of the Haqq will never barter away his Imaan for the wages the fussaaq trustees pay. A molvi who has no concern for the Haqq and whose objective is worldly benefit will not hesitate to behave like a Munaafiq. He will misinterpret, distort and conceal the Haqq. Such a molvi befits humiliation at the hands of the fussaaq trustees who have employed him for their own evil designs. He is not an Aalim. He is a mercenary molvi for who fussaaq trustees are befitting.