SALAAT AND LOUDSPEAKERS?


Q. Is it permissible to use loudspeakers for Salaat?
A. Due to the ignorance of the masses and the inaad (enmity), jahaalat (ignorance), and nafsaaniyat (submission to base desire) of even the Ulama, it is best that we present the Fatawa of the Akaabireen whom even the non-entities accept as Seniors.

  • Hadhrat Mufti Mahmudul Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullah alayh) said:
    “Loud speakers should not be used in Salaat. The Imaam Sahib should put a stop to it.” (Fataawa Mahmudiyyah, Vol.2, page 128)
  • In Fataawa Raheemiyyah, Vol. 1, page 209, it is said: “Whether the voice transmitted by the loudspeaker is the original voice or an artificial representation of the original voice (such as an echo), there is difference of opinion among the experts (the technologists). (There is no longer any difference of opinion of the experts on this issue. Besides the consensus of the experts, it is just common sense that the voice which reaches a kilometre away is not the original or actual voice. The voice is ‘rebuilt’ after its ‘capture’, then transmitted. The sound which reaches the ears of the audience, is the sound of the reproduced voice of the speaker. It is never the original voice—The Majlis) If it is the reproduced voice, then the Iqtida will not be valid by following the voice……Even if it is not a reproduction (but is the original voice), then too there is no permission for the utilization of a loudspeaker in Salaat because it is in conflict with the simplicity which is the characteristic of Islamic acts of ibaadat. Hadhrat Shah Waliyullah (rahmatullah alayh) said that encumbrances and pretence in ibaadat are among the factors which alter the Deen. This was the malady in which the priests of the Yahood and Nasaara were involved. In addition, a loudspeaker interferes with the khushoo’ of Salaat. There is more corruption than benefit in using a loudspeaker for Salaat, hence the Shariah does not permit it. Furthermore, there is no need for a loudspeaker in Salaat because the validity and perfection of the Salaat are not dependent on hearing the recitation of the Imaam. An arrangement could be made for relaying the Takbeeraat-e- Intiqaal by means of appointing (human) Mukhabbireen (proclaimers). It is also improper to use a loudspeaker for the khutbah…”
  • In an elaborate Fatwa of a number of pages, Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi (rahmatullah alayh) stated the impermissibility of using a loudspeaker for Salaat. (Imdaadul Fataawa, Vol.`1, from page 581 to 600)
  • Extract from a lengthy fatwa of Hadhrat Husain Ahmad Madani (rahmatullah alayh): “The Salaat of all those who perform their Salaat on the basis of this instrument is faasid (invalid)….It is therefore necessary to refrain from using it. All the arguments which have been presented for permissibility or preferability of the loudspeaker, from the Fiqhi angle, does not carry the weight of a grain of wheat (in other words, all such arguments are devoid of substance).” Imdaadul Fataawa, Vol.1, page 598 There is consensus of all our senior Ulama on the prohibition of using loudspeakers for Salaat and Khutbah.

THE MAJLIS VOLUME 18 NUMBER 01

Naseehat for men in general

 FOR MEN

by: Hakeemul Ummah Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (Rahmatullah Alayh)

Associate much with Ulama and enquire from them the Masaa’il (i.e. rules pertaining to one’s daily life)

 Read authentic Deeni books, e.g. Bihishti zewer and practise in accordance to what you learn.

 Do not wear garments which are un-Islamic.. e.g. it is sinful to wear the trousers below the ankles; western garb, silken clothing, bright feminine colours. Dress Islamically.

 Do not cut or shave the beard. It is, however, permissible to cut the beard which is in excess of a fist-length. It is not permissible to cut the beard to less than a fist’s length.

 Abstain from all customs which are in conflict with the Shariah, be such practices and customs in worldly or religious form, e.g. customs of Moulood, Faatihah, urs, marriage, circumcision, feeding guests for the sake of name, three-day, seven-day, Khatams, Muharram, Shab-e-Baraa’t, etc. abstain from all un-Islamic customs pertaining to these events.

 Do not participate in fairs, shows and amusements nor allow your children to attend such functions. Do not give your children money to spend in such nonsensical and evil practices. Do not allow them to participate in fireworks nor permit them toys on which there are pictures of people of animals.

 Guard your tongue against gheebat and abuse.

 Perform the five Salaat daily with Jamaa’t.

 Do not cast your gaze deliberately on women or lads.

 Do not listen to singing and music.

 Do not seek ta’weez and talismans from you Shaikh for everything. Rather seek the Deen from him. However, there is no objection in asking him to make dua for you.

 Do not adopt the attitude that you cannot go to the Shaikh if you have no gift to present.

 Never believe that the Shaikh is at all times aware of your condition.

 Do not study books of Tasawwuf which have not been prescribed by your Shaikh.

 Never discuss the question of Taqdeer (Predestination)

 Abstain from bribery and riba (of which interest is the most popular form). Abstain from all transactions which are in conflict with the Shariah.

 Do not act in accordance with dreams without first having ascertained the ruling of the Shariah.

 Should you visit the Shaikh, do not disturb him if he is engaged in some activity. Go into his presence when the opportunity arises.

 Study the books, Ta’leemu Talib, Ta’leemud Deen and Jazaaul A’mal (Insha’Allah, these works will b rendered into English – Translator)

Extract from: Qasdus Sabeel Ilal Maulal Jaleel – The straight path to Al-Maulaa il Jaleel ( Allah, The Friend, The Protector, The Glorious)

THE TASBEEH AND RIYA

Q. I usually keep a tasbeeh (rosary) in my hand for thikr. My friend advised that I should not display the tasbeeh in public as it smacks of riya. Please advise.


A. Yes, it does smack of riya.
Although some of our Mashaaikh did advise keeping a Tasbeeh in hand as a muthakkir (reminder) for permanent Thikr, it is only a temporary measure. It should not become a permanent amal. The Maqsood (Objective) is to embed Allah’s Name in the heart, and this is achieved by Thikr-eLisaani (Thikr of the tongue).
The objective is not the number of times one recites the Name of Allah Ta’ala. The Objective is that the Name of Allah Ta’ala must be permanently ingrained and embedded deep in the heart. Do not adopt the display of the Tasbeeh as a permanent amal. The nafs is a cunning ustaadh. In subtle ways will it contaminate and corrupt one’s Ikhlaas (sincerity). Without even realizing, you will become vain (develop ujub) and feel pleased when people look at you in the state of ‘thikr’ which could ultimately be rejected by Allah Ta’ala. Regarding the flaunting of the Tasbeeh in public, Hadhrat
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) said:
“At all times, while walking, sitting or reclining, recite Durood Shareef. Wudhu is not necessary for this nor is any specific number of times necessary for this continuous recitation of Durood (or any other Thikr of Allah Ta’ala). Do not walk around at all times with a tasbeeh (rosary) in the hand.”
While it is 100% correct that wudhu is not necessary for engagement in Thikrullah, this applies to those who are not in the practice of permanent Thikrullah. But for the Saalikeen, being without wudhu when even eating food or at any other time of the day OR night is unthinkable and intolerable. Go to bed with Wudhu and the Name of Allah Ta’ala on your tongue. Then your every breath during your sleep will be recorded as a Tasbeeh.

JALSAHS, GIRLS MADRASAHS AND PICTOGRAPHY – TAQI SAHIB’S BELATED LAMENTS

On this topic, a Brother from the UK writes:

“I refer to recent Majlis article on Taqi Usmani’s condemnation of Khatme Bukhari programmes after he, himself, having been amongst its biggest proponents for many years.

I was reminded of a Malfooz of Taqi in which he laments in a similar manner regarding the mushrooming of girl’s madrasahs. Whilst lamenting, he is reminded by someone that his own institution had a girls madrasah, to which he responded, in justification, that this was the very first one!

The short-sightedness of this justification would have been comical if the consequences and repercussions of the mushrooming of these unnatural institutes, for which he himself is the flagship pioneer, weren’t so tragic.

There are similar laments of Taqi in respect to misuse of digital photography and “Islamic” banking.

He seems blissfully unaware of the fact that his own reckless and Haraam fatwas and actions have been amongst the biggest impetuses to opening for the masses the floodgates of satanism in all these areas which today he is lamenting.

Perhaps, after his recent stunt of conducting a lengthy television interview with a young female, face to face without purdah, he will one day begin lamenting on every other molvi embarking on similarly shameless shenanigans in open public.

And, of course, the laments in the eternal abode will be irredeemable and infinitely greater. May Allah Ta‘ala protect us.

The malfooz on girls madrasahs is below. I have bolded his admission of guilt.”

(End of the Brother’s letter)

Taqi Sahib’s lament

Lamenting on the mushrooming of girls madrasahs and the production of ‘jaahilahs’, Taqi Sahib, addressing an administrator of a girls madrassah, said:

‘The number of madrassa (traditional Islamic teaching institution) for girls is now exceeding that for boys (in Pakistan). I fail to understand the emphasis been given to this phenomenon.

Are there any precedents for this from our earlier pious predecessors, the Blessed Companions, the Ta’baeen, the one who came after them or even our elders of Deoband? I fear these institutions, especially those with residential hostels for possible inappropriate mishaps.”

The administrator mentioned that even Taqi Sahibs Darul Uloom in Karachi has a girls madrasah. In response, Taqi Sahib said:

Moreover, we try our best that all teaching is via female instructors.’ (This is a silly, flapdoodle response of Taqi Sahib, in a baseless endeavour to cover up for the error of the girls madrasah which he had initiated at his madrasah. – The Majlis)

Another scholar commented that the duration of the course for females has now been extended to 8 years. Taqi Sahib said:

‘It is 6 years for the expedited track. I agree with this. Previously the 4 years course was severely deficient. The graduates were deemed aalimah (scholars) whereas in fact they remained jaahilah (grossly ignorant). “

Office, Darul Uloom Karachi, 21 Ramadan 1437/ 27 June 2017 post Zuhar

(End of Taqi Sahib’s statement)

Our Comment

Taqi Sahib’s belated admission of the gross error of girls madrasahs and jalsahs such as Bukhaari Jalsah, comes at a time when the Imaan and Akhlaaq of a great segment of the Ummah have been ruined and laid to waste. His corrupt fatwas and extreme short-sightedness have caused irreparable damage to the Ummah. The wabaal (calamity) of his convoluted fatwas has settled on him as well. Due to lack of far-sightedness which is the attribute of fiqaahat which Taqi Sahib obviously lacks, he is responsible for misleading countless of thousands of the Ummah. Furthermore, his convoluted fatwas have provided ammunition to miserable paper molvis to denounce and reject the Haqq of the Shariah which the Ulama-e-Haqq have always proclaimed.

We have been highlighting the evil of these unnatural girls madrasahs for decades as well as the evil of jalsahs. Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) has also condemned these institutions and haraam activities. But all the naseehat fell on deaf ears.

“Allah casts rijs (filth) on the brains of those who have no aql (brains).”

10 Sha’baan 1442 – 24 March 2021

MORE ON THE KHATAM BUKHAARI CEREMONY ACCORDING MAULANA A.S. DESAI H.A.

Back in the year 2004 and after I attended my dastaarbandi ceremony, I wrote a letter to maulana a.s. desai h.a. regarding what I viewed during the ceremony and what his feelings were. The response was as follows:
This sinful bandah did not undergo the dastaarbandi ceremony. Firstly, it is too embarrassing a ceremony for a non-entity. I never considered myself qualified for this ceremony. Secondly, there is much riya nowadays in these ceremonies. Thirdly, Hadhrat Masihullah rahmatullah alayh was a simple buzrug and aalim of haqq. He never insisted on this ceremony, hence it was not strictly followed.
The present style of Khatam-e-Bukhaari Shareef, in the opinion of this servant is too ostentatious. Too much riya and waste of money accompany this ceremony. Lillaahiyat has departed. Things are done to impress others. Huge amounts are squandered on unnecessary expenditure. In our opinion the best way to conduct this ceremony is to restrict it to the students. Some pious ulama may be invited. There should be no fanfare and festival-like arrangement such as prevails in these days. It should be a quiet indoor affair at which the students and ustaadhs will be present. Dua should be made and the talaba be given naseehat so that they understand their own jahl. A student who has completed Bukhaari Shareef and still does not understand how little he knows and how defective his knowledge is, is truly in darkness and astray. These things have to be impressed on them. Nowadays, they get the wrong message from being turbaned and presented with certificates of qualification. When we completed at madrasah, I never had any desire for a turban or a certificate. Many years later, when I was involved with a legal matter in the court, I needed the Sanad (certificate). It was only on that account that I had to acquire it from the madrasah otherwise I have no need for certificates. We should realize our gross deficiencies and never think that we are qualified.

The invitation cards in which the students were involved display the frivolity of their nature. It testifies to the fact that they have as yet not understood what ilm is. They are like the worldly students attending secular colleges. When it was time for Dastaarbani, Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali THaanvi rahmatullahalayh fled and hid. I think he was brought to submit by the command of his ustaadh. But nowadays, students with extremely defective textual knowledge crave to be projected in the public. Hub-e-Jah has ruined them.
Your attitude and action were correct. Alhamdulillaaah. There was nothing to celebrate. If we keep our focus on our weaknesses, deficiencies and inadequacies, especially the evil in our nafs, then we shall understand that we have nothing to celebrate.

The Basis and Objective of Unity

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Allah Ta‘ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:

وَ اعۡتَصِمُوۡا بِحَبۡلِ اللّٰهِ جَمِیۡعًا وَّلاَ تَفَرَّقُوۡا

Hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not be divided. (Surah Aal-e-Imraan v. 103)

The benefit of unity mentioned in this verse will not be acquired by merely bringing people together. Rather, the benefit of unity will be acquired through bringing people together and uniting them upon the rope of Allah (i.e. uniting them upon practising true deen).

Hence, it is a futile exercise to try and bring people together merely for the sake of unity (when their deeni views and objectives are poles apart). Instead, the purpose of unity is to unite people upon the truth, and this is what is being referred to by “Hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not be divided” mentioned in this verse of the Qur’aan Majeed.

In other words, the first step towards achieving unity is to determine which group is upon haq (the truth) and which group is upon baatil (falsehood). (Thereafter, both groups should be dealt with correctly.) The group that is upon baatil should be invited towards the haq, and the group that is upon haq should not be criticized or condemned in any way. (When this is the approach adopted, then unity will be achieved.) Hence, we understand that this verse refers to a specific type of unity and not general unity by merely bringing people together without the correct deeni objective being achieved, merely for the sake of unity.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 14/56)

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ISLAHUL KHIYAL

Islahul Khiyal

INTRODUCTION

Islahul Khiyal (Correction of Thoughts) has been compiled by Hakimul Ummat Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh). This short compilation consisting of some correspondence between two relatives and a letter of a Shaikh to some of his Mureedeen who were adversely influenced by westernism, answers many baseless doubts created by westernism in the minds of Muslims who pursue western education. May Allah Ta’ala accept this humble effort and make it a means for eliminating the doubts of kufr which befuddle the minds of many Muslims nowadays.

PREFACE

Someone wrote to his relative a letter counselling (giving naseehat – Deeni advice) him with regard to obedience to the Shariah in matters of a’mal (righteous deeds) and the adoption of an Islamic appearance. Being strongly influenced by modern western concepts, the relative entertained some doubts and uncertainties in regard to the naseehat offered. This person wrote a reply in an endeavour to dispel his relative’s doubts and misgivings.

Since many people, under the impact of western modernity, are confronted with similar doubts, it has been felt that publication of these letters will be in the Deeni interests of the general Muslim public. Thus, the doubts and their answers are presented here in book-form which is named ISLAHUL KHIYAL (Correction of Thoughts).

In addition a Shaikh-e-Kamil  once wrote to some friends influenced by modern ideas, a letter of profound naseehat (Islamic Advice). However, the opportunity for despatching the letter did not arise. Some persons had copies of this letter. Since the subject matter of this letter pertains to our discussion, it is appropriate to include it at the end of this compilation.

Muhammad Ashraf Ali

THE DOUBTS

The conception of Islam which the Ulama of Hindustan entertain of the Shariat and their peculiar way of following it are, in my opinion, not of the making of Islam. By changing circumstances of time and by the Will of Allah, the British acquired domination over the land of Hindustan.

A glance at the history of the time when Muslim rule was first established in Hindustan will reveal that the general condition of other nations was worse than that of the Muslims.

For example, in England, the test of boiling water was used to establish the guilt or innocence of a suspected criminal. It was believed that the hand of an innocent person will not be scalded in this test. People were burnt alive at the stake. Comparatively speaking, the Arab nation (i.e. the pre-Islam Arabs) of that age was not lagging behind others. It was a nation on equal footing with other nations of the time. Islam came and reformed the Arabs during an epoch when other nations too were equal in degradation.

Islam imparted to them the lesson of Tauheed. Within a short while a new nation arose. With sword in hand, nation after nation was conquered by Muslims in the wake of Islam’s onward advance. Asia and a large section of Europe came under Arab domination.

Divine Aid and victory are confirmed by the Qur’an and Hadith. There can, therefore, be no denial of the fact that Divine Aid is available for a nation which has imbued in it the ability to follow the Laws of Allah. This fact is evidenced by the grand empire established by the Muslims. Its example cannot be found in history.

After the age of the Khulafa-e-Rashideen, mutual conflict developed among Muslims. The shameful episode of Karbala was enacted by the hands of Muslims. Until Qiyamah, Muslims will regret this event. The signs of the decline of the Muslim empire were thus initiated. However, since there existed no dominant civilized nation at the time, Muslims enjoyed peace in the lands they conquered. Later, conquest of lands had come to a halt and the empire was consolidated. In spite of this, the signs of Muslim decline were on the increase by the day. While living in peace and prosperity, Muslims failed to secure themselves against future attacks by other nations.

Islahul Khiyal

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Different Systems For Masjidul Haraam In Makkah And Masjidul Aqsa

By Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng

The Imaam of Musjidul Aqsa, Sheikh Ally Abbaasi (Daamat Barakaatuhu), once complained to Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salajee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) about the pathetic condition of Palestine. He complained that in a recent protest against Israel, none of the Muslim countries supported them. Although they are surrounded by Muslims, the conditions only worsen day by day with no support at all from our Muslim brothers.

After mentioning all of this, he awaited some response from Hadhrat Mufti Salajee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) who paused for some time and then responded to Sheikh Ally’s complaint. Below is the crux of Hadhrat Mufti Saahib’s reply which is in actual fact the solution to the problems of the Muslims around the globe.

Hadhrat Mufti Saahib (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

“I once read in the tafseer (commentary) of Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) that ALLAH TA’ALA has kept different systems for Masjidul Haraam in Makkah and Masjidul Aqsa in Palestine. The system that ALLAH TA’ALA has kept for Masjidul Haraam is that it will always be under divine protection NO MATTER what the condition of the Muslims maybe. ALLAH TA’ALA WILL NEVER allow the kuffaar to take control of the Ka’bah Shareef. That is why, when Abraha and his army of elephants went to attack the KABAAH, ALLAH TA’ALA protected ALLAH TA’ALA’S house using small birds which destroyed Abraha and his powerful army.

However, the system of Masjidul Aqsa is very much different.

The condition of Masjidul Aqsa is based on the condition of the Muslim Ummah. If Muslims live in the obedience of ALLAH TA’ALA then ALLAH TA’ALA will bless them with the control of the masjid. But ALLAH TA’ALA forbid, if the muslims move away from the obedience of ALLAH TA’ALA, ALLAH TA’ALA will take away the control of the blessed lands and hand it over to our ENEMIES.

In the first few verses of Surah Bani Israaeel, ALLAH TA’ALA mentions:

وَقَضَيْنَا إِلَىٰ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي الْكِتَابِ لَتُفْسِدُنَّ فِي الْأَرْضِ مَرَّتَيْنِ وَلَتَعْلُنَّ عُلُوًّا كَبِيرًا ﴿٤﴾ فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ أُولَاهُمَا بَعَثْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ عِبَادًا لَّنَا أُولِي بَأْسٍ شَدِيدٍ فَجَاسُوا خِلَالَ الدِّيَارِ ۚوَكَانَ وَعْدًا مَّفْعُولًا ﴿٥﴾ ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَا لَكُمُ الْكَرَّةَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَأَمْدَدْنَاكُم بِأَمْوَالٍ وَبَنِينَ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ أَكْثَرَ نَفِيرًا ﴿٦﴾ إِنْ أَحْسَنتُمْ أَحْسَنتُمْ لِأَنفُسِكُمْ ۖ وَإِنْ أَسَأْتُمْ فَلَهَا ۚ فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ الْآخِرَةِ لِيَسُوءُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَلِيَدْخُلُوا الْمَسْجِدَ كَمَا دَخَلُوهُ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ وَلِيُتَبِّرُوا مَا عَلَوْا تَتْبِيرًا ﴿٧﴾

And We warned the Bani Israeel in the Book, that they would do mischief twice on the earth and would be very proud and arrogant about it. When the first warning came, We sent against you Our servants who had strong aggressive power and they entered the very inmost parts of your homes and it was a warning [completely] fulfilled.

Then We granted you the return against them: We gave you increase in resources and sons, and made you more in man-power.

If you did well, you did well for yourselves and if you did evil, you did it against yourselves. So when the second warning came to pass, [We permitted your enemies] to disfigure your faces, and to enter your Temple as they had entered it before, and to visit with destruction all that fell into their power.

The Bani Israeel were the believers of that time and we are the believers of this time hence the same warning applies to us as well. After reciting this verse, Hadhrat Mufti Saahib (Daamat Barakaatuhu) explained, that from this verse, we clearly understand that we as an ummah have to work towards our self reformation and increase our connection with ALLAH TA’ALA. Then we will once again see Islam restored to the glory it enjoyed during the era of Hadhrat Umar and Salaahuddeen Ayoobi (Rahimahullah).”

Sheikh Ali Abbaasi was elated when he heard this reply. He hugged Hadhrat Mufti Saahib and mentioned to him, “Why is it that the works of the Ulama-e-Deoband are not translated into Arabic so that the Arab World may also benefit from their knowledge?”

Hayaatul Muslimeen

Hayaatul Muslimeen

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Verily, Allah will send for this Ummah at the beginning of every century a person who will renew (reform and renovate) for it the Deen.”

Hadhrat Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahmatullah alayh) was one such Mujaddid (Reformer) as is mentioned in the hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

The condition of the Ummah at all levels and in all spheres of life is dismal and deplorable. The Ummah is grounded in the quagmire of decadence. It’s state of dishonourable existence is indeed heart-rending to those who understand the value of Islam and the true position of the followers of Islam. The way of life of the Ummah in present times and the Islam handed down by Muhammadur Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) fourteen centuries ago are entities widely divergent and poles apart. There is extremely little affinity between the present Ummah and the Islam of the Sahaabah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Spiritually, morally, culturally, socially and politically, the Muslim Nation has fallen to the lowest ebb. The Muslim Nation is bankrupt in all spheres of its life in relation to Islam.

The pitiable condition of the Nation of Islam besides its stagnation in the morass of corruption and degeneration in which it flounders, is its steady sinking into greater destruction. The Ummah is smitten with some incapacitating disease which had destroyed its moral and spiritual fibre, which had sapped its lifeblood and which has made Muslims the slaves of the kuffaar. The disease has brought the Ummah crashing from its position of grandeur and glory which once was its capital.

The former grandeur of the Ummah was raised on the foundations of the highest kind of spirituality and morality. This spirituality and morality which constituted the springboard from which the Ummah of Islam took off in its flight of glory to attain the loftiest pedestals and pinnacles of grandeur and power, was the Rope of Allah Ta’ala that Hablullaah stated in the following aayat of the Qur’aan Shareef:

“And hold on firmly all of you onto the Rope of Allah and do not split up (among yourselves).”

Since the Ummah, in the truest sense of the command, in its early stages gripped this Hablullaah with might and power, it took hold of the powerful and unbreakable Divine Bond stated in the following aayat:

“Verify, they grabbed hold of a powerful handle there is no break for it.”

But, alas! The disease has ruined the Ummah. The Ummah is lying sprawled and prostrate, not in Sujood, but on its face at the feet of the kuffaar to be buffeted and manipulated in the conspiracy to fulfil the desires of the kuffaar. No longer is the Ummah holding on to the Rope of Allah.

In Hayaatul Muslimeen or the Life of the Muslims, Hadhrat Hakimul Ummat (rahmatullah alayh) diagnosis the disease of the Ummah and provides the prescription and the remedy for the sure cure of the Ummah. The prescription is the result of the diagnosis of one who has been sent by Allah Ta’ala for this purpose.

Hayaatul Muslimeen