Ulama Retirement Fund

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Ulama Retirement Fund

QUESTION

Please comment on  Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyya’s  proposal of a retirement fund for Ulama. Does this fund have Islamic credibility? Something does not seem right with this fund. Please study the attached proposal.

ANSWER

It is your Imaani conscience which indicates to you that “something is wrong” with the retirement proposal. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Sin is that which agitates  your conscience.” It is a proposal  in conflict with both Islamic teaching and  Islamic spirit. The proposal sets Allah Ta’ala aside.  It fails to understand that the Rizq of all creation is the responsibility of Allah Azza Wa Jal, and that Rizq is predetermined and sealed, hence Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 

“Rizq is sealed, and the  one of greed is deprived.”

The proposal is the effect of doubting the Razzaaqiyat of Allah Who is the Sole Provider.  He says in the Qur’aan Majeed: “Many are the animals  which do not load their rizq on their backs. It is Allah Who provides their rizq and your rizq.” 

The proposal is in keeping with kuffaar ethos and the capitalist system.  The proposal is remarkably oblivious of the objective of Ilm-e-Deen and of the Darul Ulooms. In fact, the Darul Ulooms of today are largely ignorant of the Maqsood of Ilm, hence Deeni Knowledge is imparted for the sake of the dunya, for the attainment of mundane goals. The Darul Ulooms have become signs of Qiyaamah. According to the Hadith, among the signs of Qiyaamah, is that the Knowledge of the Deen will be imparted for purposes other than the Deen, and acts of the Deen will be for the sake of worldly gains.

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