29 January 2020   3. Jumad-us-Thaani 1441
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Disregard For Ulama: An Open Sign Of Qiyamah

Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) prayed:

"O Allah! let me not be alive and may you (O Sahabah!) also not be alive at such a time when the Aalim will not be followed, and when no respect will be shown to the wise-learned ones. The people of that time will have hearts like kuffaar and their tongues will be eloquently sweet like the tongue of the Arabs." - Targheeb (al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

"Such a time will come when the Ulama will be killed like dogs. If only the Ulama could become insane ...." (al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

"Such a time will come when the death of the Ulama will be more sought after than red gold" (al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

"That man is not from us (Muslims) who does not respect our elders, neither shows mercy on our young ones nor appreciates the Alim (scholar of Deen amongst us)" - Targheeb (al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Sayyidina Abdullah bin Abbas (RA) says:

"Whosoever harrasses any Alim has caused trouble and pain to Rasulullah (sallallahu- alayhi-wasallam) and the one who causes trouble and pain to Rasulullah (sallallahu- alayhi-wasallam) has caused trouble to Allah" (al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Maulana Abdul Hayy (R) writes in his "Fatawa":

"If the object of one who humiliates and causes pain to the Ulama is because of their knowledge of Deen, then the Fuqaha have passed a verdict of Kufr against him. If however, he has any other object then too there is no doubt in that person being a Faasiq, sinful person, worthy of Allah's anger and deserving of His punishment in this world and the Hereafter" - (Al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Imam Abdul Wahhab Sha'rani (R) writes:

"A covenant was made with us (Muslims) on behalf of Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) that we respect the Ulama, the saintly and the elders, whether they themselves act according to their knowledge or not. And that we shall continue to discharge their necessary rights and entrust their personal matter to Allah Ta'ala. Whosoever fails to discharge the Ulama's rights and fails to show them the necessary respect and honour is indeed guilty of sin towards Allah and His Rasul (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam), for the Ulama are the successors of the Ambiya (AS), the heirs of Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam), the bearers of the Shariah and they are His servants. When anyone insults them, the insults set forth a chain reaction which reaches Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam). This is kufr. Now think for yourself: The king appoints someone as his ambassador. The king will with attention listen to this ambassador and debar the insulter from his court. On the other hand, the king will make a favourite out of that man who showed respect and honour to his ambassador and who discharged the rights due to his emissary" (al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

"In a certain house of Bani Israeel, there was a bitch that was about to give birth to puppies. A guest arrived at the house. The bitch decided that she would not bark at the guest that night (so as to cause him trouble). However from inside the womb of the bitch, the puppies began to bark. Then Allah Ta'ala revealed: This is the example of that Ummah which will come after you. The foolish ones of that Ummah will overcome and subdue its Ulama" (Al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

Fatawa Aalamgiri states:

"There is fear of kufr against that person who harbours hatred against any Alim without any acceptable, clear reason" (Al-I'tidaal of H.Shaikh)

The Role, Position And Rights Of The Ameer In Islam
Gleaned from the writings of our learned and pious elders

Our Nabi (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) said regarding obedience to the Ameer:
"He who obeys me has obeyed Allah; he who obeys my Ameer has obeyed me. He who disobeys me has disobeyed Allah; he who disobeys my Ameer, disobeys me" - Bukhari

He also said (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam): "Hold fast to piety and hold fast to listening and rendering obedience, even if a negro slave was to be appointed as an Ameer over you" -
Abu Dawood

How necessary is it to obey the Ameer?

Hazrat Maulana Maseehullah (R) writes:

"Allah Ta'ala, along with His obedience, has ordered the obedience of those in authority (Ameer) in the Qur'an. Refer Nisaa'." - Ihtimaam-wa-Shura - Hazrat Ml.Masihullah (R); p.12

Is it necessary to obey the order of the Ameer in all matters so long as it does not contravene the Shari'ah?

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Sahib's reply:

"It is Waajib (compulsory) to obey the order of the Ameer so long as it is in accordance with Shari'ah and is not an order of sin" - Shura-wa-Ihtimaam by Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Sahib (R); p.71

What is the importance of obeying the Ameer in Islam?

The Ameer occupies a very lofty and respectable position. He has to be obeyed in all lawful matters as long as he does not instruct towards sin and disobedience. Verses of the Holy Qur'an and Ahadith of Nabi (sallallahu-alyhi-wasallam) speak openly and clearly about the importance of the Ameer's position in Islam. Obedience to the Ameer alone will ensure the smooth functioning of the state, the army, any institutions and even the home. Disobedience to the Ameer will result in great anarchy and strife, as is evident from the 'democratic' system of the Western world.

Is it appropriate to expect the Ameer to bow down to individual whims and pressures?

Hazrat Maulana Maseehullah (R) writes:
"To expect the Ameer or head of an institution to submit before the demands of his subordinates is unreasonable and wrong. Instead of trying to rectifying the Ameer, it is better for the subordinates to be concerned about their own islaah. Every form of opposition or clash with the Ameer or head must necessarily be avoided." - Ihtimaam-
wa-Shura by Hazrat Maulana Masihullah Sahib (R); p.57

If for any reason, a subordinate in any institution is unable to have his own way with the Ameer or head, what is he supposed to do?
"If a subordinate cannot get along with his ameer, then with grace, dignity and in a respectful manner, without showing any hostility or animosity or any evil intention of causing harm, such a person should leave the institution." Ihtimaam-wa-Shura by Hazrat Maulana Masihullah Sahib (R); p.57

What is the main cause for the corruption of the Ummah?

Hazrat Maulana Masihullah (R) writes:
"The primary cause of the corruption of the Ummah is the rejection of the ways of the pious elders of the past and disobedience to the Ameer. It is therefore very important to hold fast to the obedience of the Ameer at all times." Ihtimaam-wa-Shura by Hazrat Maulana Masihullah Sahib (R); p.73

Does the Ameer have the power to dismiss any of his subordinates from a position without any particular reason?

Yes, an Ameer may dismiss his subordinates without any reason or merely on the basis of some future fears or misgivings with regard to such a person as is evident from the incident of Hazrat Umar (RA) and his dismissal of Habis bin Sa'd Tai' (RA) merely on the basis of a dream - Shura-wa-Ihtimaam by Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Sahib (R); p.44/45

Is it advisable to give a post to a person who hankers after positions, titles, etc.?

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Sahib (R)'s reply to this:

"The person who hankers after positions or asks for a position is not deserving of it. Hazrat Abu Musa (RA) says I and two men form my tribe came to Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wa- sallam) and each one of them requested a position of power to which Rasulullah (sallallahu- alayhi-wasallam) replied that we do not give positions to
those who are desirous of them nor to those who ask for them. This greed and quest for position is a very undesirable practice, and such a person's end result in Qiyamah will be a bad one - Shura-wa-Ihtimaam by Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Sahib (R); p.90


Some Great Scholars (Ulama) of Pakistan

- deceased, may Allah grant them Jannah-

The Ulama played a great role in the formation of Pakistan. Great sacrifices were made by these scholars to make Pakistan a fully-fledged Islamic State governed by a constitution based on the Noble Quran and Sunnah. Each one specialized in a specific area of Islamic scholarship and served the Pakistani nation with heart and soul. May Allah be pleased with them and grant them elevated stages in paradise.

  • Shaikhul Islam Allama Shabbir Ahmad Uthmani Deobandi (RA)

  • Khateebul Ummah Maulana Ihtishamul Haq Thanwi (RA)

  • Hafizul Hadith Moulana Abdullah Darkhasti Saheb (RA)

  • Hakeemul Islam Maulana Qari Muhammad Tayyib Qaasimi (RA)

  • Sayyidul Mulk Allama Sayyid Sulaiman Nadwi (RA)

  • Shamsul Ulama Allama Shamsul Haq Afghani (RA)

  • Makhdumul Ummah Maulana Mufti Muhammad Hasan Amratsari (RA)

  • Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Maalik Khandalwi (RA)

  • Badrul Ulama Maulana Sayyid Badrl Alam Meeruti Madani (RA)

  • Muhaddith Kabir Allama Muhammad Sharif Kashmiri (RA)

  • Ustazul Ulama Maulana Khair Muhammad Jalandari (RA)

  • Makhdumul Ulama Maulana Mufti Jameel Ahmad Thanwi (RA)

  • Qaide Islam Mufi Mahmood Saheb (RA)

  • Shaikhul Muhadditheen Allama Muhammad Idris Khandalwi (RA)

  • Shaikhul Islam Allama Zafar Ahmad Uthmani (RA)

  • Munazir Ahlus Sunnah Moulana Ameen Okarvi (RA)

  • Mufti Azam Pakistan Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafee (RA)

  • Faqihul Asr Maulana Mufti Abdul Shakur Tirmizi (RA)

  • Muhaddithul Asr Allama Sayyid Muhammad Yusuf Binori (RA)

  • Shaikhul Asr Maulana Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Ludyanwi (RA)


Today, music has become a part of many people’s lives. The sound of music begins from the breakfast table and carries on throughout the day, until finally one is overpowered by sleep. Music has indiscriminately reached every place, from shopping malls to the pavement vendor. Modern technology has introduced better systems and gadgets to even bypass the frequent power failures. 

The introduction of newer cell phones, DVD players, etc. has exacerbated the uncontrollable situation of the singing industry. The height of technology has reached such levels that all equipment, from a key ring to a fridge, is connected to some singing tune. By the way, fridges have built-in televisions, targeting housewives not to “miss out” while in the kitchen. The situation has deteriorated to such an extent that no place is free from music – not to mention the blaring music in the streets, with businesses “attracting customers” and motorists competing in the loudness of their sound systems. The days are over where consideration is given to others. Neighborhoods have become late-night dens for excessively loud music. 

Islam will not tolerate even a single and simple musical tone. Once, a young girl entered the house of Aaisha (RA). Around her ankles was some kind of bangles which made a sound as she walked. Aaisha (RA) immediately reprimanded her and told her not to come near her until they were removed. This incident expresses the exact extent to which Islam prohibits the smallest musical tune. 

The Sahaba (RA) were trained to abhor the sound of music to such an extent that once, Naafi’ (RA) accompanied Ibn Umar (RA), when the sound of a flute was heard. Hearing this, Ibn Umar (RA) placed his fingers in his ears and moved away to the other end of the street until he asked Naafi’ (RA) whether the sound can still be heard. Then only did he remove his fingers from his ears. 

Music has a strange magnetic pull to corrupt the heart and mind. Those who are fond of listening to music regularly become unmindful of salaah and the zikr of Allah. And those who are engaged in singing have a very bleak future and are exposed o numerous difficulties. 

Music also has the potential of drawing one to many other evils like gambling, alcohol, etc. Probably the worst situation would be for one to declare music as halaal. Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam warned about the time to come when people will declare zina, silk (for males), alcohol and musical instruments as halaal. 

May Allah Ta’ala protect us from the evils of Shaytaan. Aameen.

The Misuse Of Cellphones

To millions of South Africans, the cell phone is a blessing and has brought great relief and ease in terms of communication. The trade and commercial sector has tremendously benefited since its inception. There is absolutely no doubt that the cell phone is a useful device, albeit like other things it can be used incorrectly and more seriously, deliberately misused.


The technology on modern communication equipment and gadgets has made great in-roads into our lives. It has made impossibilities of yesteryear become a reality, making the world look like one big village. Within seconds one is able to communicate with the most distant places globally.

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