We reproduce the valid lament of a Molvi who had studied in Azaadville Darul Uloom. He has commented adequately, hence there is no need for further comment. The Majlis has already written and advised on the topic of exclusive bayaans for the priests.
The Molvi Sahib writes:

“I studied in Darul Uloom Azaadville for approximately 5 years. I saw many Ulama from India/Pakistan/UK etc coming to Azaadville.

They used to give Bayaans to the students mostly and mainly in the Masjid. Some used to give Bayaan after Asr, some after Maghrib and sometimes at 12pm which meant that the last period (classes) before Zuhr used to not take place.

Many of these Ulama-speakers had special Ulama programs as well.

Although I am not in Azaadville, the last personality which I am aware of who recently had a Bayaan at Darul Uloom Azaadville, was Mufti Inaayatullah Saheb of the UK. I have attached the poster. I even have recordings of his Bayaans at Darul Uloom Azaadville – the one which was for ‘all’ and the Bayaan which was specially for the Ulama.

The reason I am sending this to the Majlis is never to object to the Fatwa of the Majlis on the issue of having only Ulama bayaans or special Bayaans for the Ulama. My main reason why I am sending this is because these ‘Special bayaans for Ulama’ are sanctioned by the Darul Ulooms. The seniors from abroad also conduct themselves irresponsibly. I was surprised that Mufti Inaayatullah had a khaas lecture for the Ulama. Was this lecture for one and all and the Ulama were specifically invited because they are more in need of Islaah or was the lecture meant for only Ulama in the sense that only Ulama should listen to the lecture.

After all, when one reads on the Masjid board that the program is specially for Ulama such as in the attached poster of Darul Uloom Azaadville, then everyone understands that non-Ulama should not attend or else they will be the target of some big eyes by some ‘Ulama’.

In fact, I don’t think I will attend any Ulama program as having an Ulama program makes one feel that we are Ulama and the rest are Juhala. Although my Islaah is putrid, I can comfortably say that such special Bayaans for the Ulama are not promoting the Islaah of Molvis, but instead it worsens ones spiritual condition.

Tomorrow people will say that the person who performed Moulana Maseehullahs Janaazah, is having special Ulama Bayaans. Such as Mufti Inaayatullah and all these India and Pakistan seniors. When I was in Azaadville, one India speaker gave a Bayaan in Urdu which was for all. The speaker gave such a beautiful Bayaan in Urdu that myself and other students wished we could go and listen to the Ulama Bayaan in the basement of the Masjid of Darul Uloom Azaadville. I thought that if the speaker rendered such an excellent Bayaan for us, the students, how much more excellent his Bayaan for the Ulama will be! But we could not go for the Bayaan as it was only for Ulama – only for Ustaads and Ifta students!!!

So people do feel deprived and they will lose respect for Ulama. At that time, I believed that special Bayaans for Ulama are permissible. Why I believed it was permissible was for two reasons:

1. Darul Uloom Azaadville allows such Bayaans to be permissible. So it must be correct.

2. The Ijtima have special Ulama sections. And all their Ulama accept this.

That’s it.

But both points are invalid. Neither is Darul Uloom Azaadville reliable nor are the Ulama of the Tableegh Jamaat.

Furthermore, I know they will say: “Anzilun naasa manaazilahum”. Treat people according to their level/status.

The food at the Ijtima for the Ulama section is something else. The type of food they present to the Ulama is such food that I think if a person like myself had to host an Ijtima just to expose every Baatil, those very same people who spoil and pamper and sponsor food for the Tableegh Jamaat Ulama, would boycott me outrightly. The Ulama are Bootlickers. The concern is no more the Deen. The concern is comfort, chows and luxury – milkshakes, cakes and the works. And not to forget – the people must love the Ulama – so the Ulama must not say anything that will take people further away from Deen like condemning their favourite restaurants and functions which the Ulama e Soo don’t speak about!

In fact, I was not allowed to even enter the Ulama section at the Ijtima when one Aalim sent me to go call another Aalim there. And this was because I did not have a VISA or an Aalim to back me up.

Like once I remember, the Hifz Ustaads in one Uloom told me not to worry about having a ‘card’ to enter the Ulama section whilst I was still most probably in my second year Aalim as they will speak on behalf of me. They even wanted me to eat and sleep with all the Ulama. But I was too shy as I was not an Aalim and I then slept with my friends in the provincial non-Ulama tents and even ate normally the normal food given in the non-Ulama feeding tents.

I have experienced their Ghulu in Darul Uloom Azaadville from beginning to end. Like I heard many students saying:

“Without Tableegh you wont be a proper Aalim”

“If you don’t go for one year, you won’t understand what is written in the Kitaabs properly.”

“We going one year for our Islaah.”

“You need to go for Jamaat to understand the haalat of the Ummah.”

And similar nonsense.

The maqsad I realised was numbers – quantity. They have quantity but hardly any quality unfortunately. Boasting is also the draw card. They have something to boast about. I went for saal and I made so much mujaahadah in places where there was no hot water and no proper food.

And they are the ones who promote this only Ulama Bayaans or Bayaans specially for Ulama. I can’t understand – so many Ulama from India come and give naseehat – but there is hardly any change.

It is sad. People like saying that Deen spread throughout the world because of the Tableegh Jamaat. Is this also not the effect of ghulu?

Please do advise and rectify my errors.

Was Salaam

9 Rabiyuth Thaani 1440 -17 December 2018