is not an evil practice. It is followed by every educationist in this world. It
simply means that the common people are not able to extract the rulings of
Islam from the sources; they follow the person who has this ability. However it
is not compulsory to perform Taqleed, rather Islam asks its followers to get
the necessary education to understand Islam.
people who do not have knowledge should ask those who have more knowledge. The
holy Quran says, “O people, ask the people of knowledge if you do not know.”
mentioned in another ayat of the Quran, “And We did not send before you except
men, towards whom We sent divine revelations – so O people, ask the people of
knowledge if you do not know. (16:43)
this does not mean one should not gain the necessary education to understand
Islam. If you think taqleed stops you from learning or thinking, it means you
have not got proper concept of Taqlid.
I had not appreciated some of the articleS critiquing Tableeghi Jamaat on the
basis of my experience of impact of Tableeghi Jamaat on moral, social, educational,
economic development of Muslims. Eventually, I found that some critiques were
okay specially to those elements of communication where express purpose become
promotion of the thought of Abdul WahHab Najdi. Having been a reader of articles
off and on, I find the thrust of New Age Islam perfect being on preservation of
Islamic ethos founded on the comprehensive and eternal element of faith which
make believers inclusive, caring for humanity acknowledging the commons,
persevering in goodness with abundance of patience. Denouncing ISIS is critical
with prescription for allegiance to Fatimid Khalifate this stage being aware of
the history of persecution of Fatimid KHALIFA in history starting from the
murder of Imam Hasan, Imam Hussain, we have had up and down for the Fatimid
Khalifa existing as Light upon Light.
I love to see progressive Indian
community. They are raising questions (means they are alive). They want to
educate people and have a philosophy of coexistence. This is our collective
responsibility to make progressive, tolerant society and mutual respect among
fellow Countryman. Thanks for your effort. Make India great again.
So what is the meaning when Imam Ghazali
said, “Almighty Allah is wise in His actions and just in His judgments. His
justice is not comparable to that of men. Whatever exists in the world, men,
jinn, angels, devils, heaven, earth, animals, plants, inanimate things comes
out of nothing but by His power. He existed in eternity by Himself and there
was nothing along with Him. Thereafter He originated creations not because of
His necessity. He has got no fatigue or languor. Whatever He does is from a
sense of justice, not of oppression or injustice. Obedience to Him is binding
on all His creatures and He expressed it through His Prophets. He gave them
miracles and conveyed His injunctions and prohibitions through them? (IHYAUL ULUM VOL 1)
Allah Kya Chahta Hai, Apni Ebadat, Apne Rasool per Drood w Salaam, Buzurgon ki Izzat, Bachchon Ki Nek Tarbiyat, Aman w Adal, Burayion Ka Khatma, Be Rozgaari Ka Khatma
Worth focusing lines, “The so-called Islamic state which is known for broadcasting its brutalities in chilling detail has been ousted from its control of territories in Iraq and Syria, but its ideology appears to be gaining ground in Africa and South Asia. Al-Qaeda may be down but is not out; it continues to exert ideological influence on sections of Muslim youth. The Taliban which harboured al-Qaeda in Afghanistan are resurgent and the world community appears to be gradually coming round to the view that they should be allowed to share power in the Kabul administration from which they were ousted soon after 9/11 in 2001.”
Most of Muslims are limited to thinking that al-Qaeda Taliban and ISIS are products of hate-mongering Jews and Christians. They claim that it is their conspiracy to create terrorist groups like ISIS, Taliban and al-Qaeda and thereby breeding them and finally under the pretext of it, they justify to attack Muslim countries. These Muslims give examples of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Burma etc. They go on to claim that there is no difference between terrorism of groups like ISIS and that of US and Israel over Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine respectively. However the ideas of such Muslims are rejected simply on account of the point that this is merely a ‘conspiracy theory’. So there is problem after problem!!
There are some Muslims who say terrorism of groups like ISIS is more dangerous than any other because these groups commit terrorism in the name of Islam. They think it is their responsibility to refute and defeat the ideologies of these groups and ignore other killers because they do not commit killings in the name of Islam.
There are many other problems; one of them is that majority Muslims, who of course are peaceful, do not have any idea with which they unanimously agree to defeat all sorts of terrorism. This is also a problem!
We do not have any balanced view - a view that can convince the world for one particular purpose, that is, peaceful coexistence despite differences in colour, religion, creed, countries etc.
We can continue to call for peace, no matter whether or not peace is established around the world.
While introspecting I often think we should call for peace for the entire humanity, and not only for non-Muslims or not only for Muslims but for all Muslims and non-Muslims together. We should be for this reason very genuine at heart in our peace-making efforts inwardly and outwardly, otherwise if our writing cause to instigate corruption on the earth in any way, the following verse will apply to us,
Allah Almighty says, “And when it is said to them, "Do not cause corruption on the earth," they say, "We are but reformers." Unquestionably, it is they who are the corrupters [fasadis], but they perceive [it] not.” (2:11-12)
Peace for Muslims, non-Muslims, Syrians, Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Americans, Burmese civilians, minorities, majorities, and for the entire world is required.
Oh, I might have made a dream impossible to come true. If so, then let it be at least in my mind.
Have a nice day!