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Indian Muslim Clerics Reduce Muslim Women To The Level Of Whore ہندوستانی مسلم علماء نے مسلم خواتین کی حیثیت کو محض ایک فاحشہ کی سطح پر محدود کر دیا ہے

 

 

محمد یونس، نیو ایج اسلام

12 مئی 2015

(مشترکہ مصنف، اشفاق اللہ سید، [Essential Message of Islam]اسلام، آمنہ پبلکیشنز، امریکہ، 2009)

ہندوستانی مسلم علماء نے مسلم خواتین کی حیثیت کو محض ایک فاحشہ کی سطح پر محدود کر دیا ہے، جن کے ساتھ ان کے باپ، بھائی اور دوست اسلامی قانون کے دائرے میں رہ کر جنسی تعلق قائم کر سکتے ہیں۔

اس سے پہلے کہ کوئی بھی جاہل مسلمان میرے اس دعوی سے پریشان ہو کہ انڈین مسلم پرسنل لاء یا نام نہاد 'فقہ حنفی' انسانوں کا بنایا ہوا قانون ہے، اس کے لیے مشورہ ہے کہ پہلے وہ مندرجہ ذیل مضمون کو پڑھ لے:

مروجہ شرعی قوانین در حقیقت قرآنی قوانین نہیں بلکہ مسلم فقہاء کے مجموعی احکام کی ایک شکل ہےجس پر اسلام کا لیبل لگا دیا گیا ہے

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مذکورہ بالا مضمون میں اس بات کو واضح کرنے کے لیے زبر دست دلائل پیش کیے گئے ہیں کہ کلاسیکی اسلامی شرعی قانون مختلف فقہی مذاہب سے تعلق رکھنے والے مسلم فقہاء کا ایک ایسا قانونی نظام ہے جسے انہوں نے اپنی رائے، اسلام کے بارے میں اپنے علم و فہم، اپنی سمجھ بوجھ اور اس دور کے تاریخی حقائق کی بنیاد پر مرتب کیا تھا۔ انہوں نے قرآن میں مقرر کردہ حدود کی پاسداری تو کی لیکن وہ خلط مبحث کرنے اور کسی بھی واضح قرآنی حکم سے انحراف کرنے میں بالکل آزاد تھے، اور انہوں نے یہ بھی دعویٰ کر دیا کہ  "جو بھی قرآنی آیت ہمارے ائمہ اور اساتذہ کی رائے سے متصادم ہوگی اسے منسوخ مانا جائے گا یا ایسی صورت میں ترجیح کا اصول نافظ کیا جائے گا۔ لہٰذا بہتر یہ ہوگا کہ قرآنی آیات کی ترجمانی اس انداز میں کی جائے کہ ان کا تصادم ان کی رائے سے نہ ہو۔"[1]

خالد ابو الفضل کے مطابق، "شرعی قانون سے مراد مثبت اسلامی قانون یا احکام ہیں، مثبت قانونی احکام صدیوں سے چلے آ رہے مجموعی قانونی معمولات سے اخذ کیے گئے ہیں۔" تاہم، حقیقت یہ ہے کہ اسلام کے کسی فقیہ کی کوئی بھی رائے خواہ وہ کتنی ہی اشتعال انگیز یا قرآنی پیغام سے متصادم ہی کیوں نہ ہو، وہ فقہ کی تعریف میں داخل ہو جاتی ہے اور اسلامی فقہی روایت کا ایک حصہ بن جاتی ہے۔لہٰذا، آج اگر کوئی شخص خود اپنی بہو کی آبرو ریزی کرتا ہے، مثلاً جون 2005 میں عمرانہ اور ستمبر 2014 میں پیش آنے والا مظفرنگر کی ایک متاثرہ کا معاملہ ، اور ماضی کے کسی بھی زمانے کسی بھی مکتبہ فکر سے تعلق رکھنے والے کسی فقیہ نے اس جیسے کسی بھی معاملے میں شوہر کو طلاق دینے اور اس کی شادی اس والد کے ساتھ کروانے کا فتویٰ جاری کیا ہو  تو یہ نظیر اسلامی قانون کا ایک حصہ بن جاتی ہے اور عورت کو اس پر عمل کرنے کے لئے کہا جاتا ہے۔ اگر گفتگو کو مزید آگے بڑھائی جائے جس میں معاملہ یہ ہو کہ ایک شخص نے اپنی نوجوان سوتیلی ماں کے ساتھ بدکاری کر لی ہے تو کوئی فقیہ یہ حکم دے سکتا ہے کہ اس شخص کا والد اب اپنی نوجوان بیوی کے ساتھ جنسی تعلق قائم نہیں کر سکتا اور اب اس کے لیے ضروری ہے کہ  وہ اسے طلاق دے اور پھر اس کی شادی اپنے بیٹے کے ساتھ کروادے۔ وہ ہمیشہ کوئی ایسی کوئی مثال دریافت کر سکتے ہیں اور آنے والی نسلوں کے لیےایک نظیر کے طور پر اس حکم کو متعارف کروا سکتے ہیں، اور اس طرح یہ اسلام کی پیچیدہ فقہی روایت کا ایک حصہ بن جاتا ہے۔ یہ واقعی ایک کڑوی سچائی ہے اور ایک مسلمان کی حیثیت سے ہمیں نیکی کرنے اور بدی سے پرہیز کرنے کا حکم دیا گیا ہے، اور راقم السطور ‘‘مقدس کتاب (قرآن) کی غلط ترجمانی کرنے والے اپنے ہی کچھ علماء اور فقہاء کے خلاف صدائے احتجاج بلند کرنے کے لیے پرعزم ہے، جو کہ قرآنی احکام کے نفاذ اور اجراء کے نام پر واضح طور پر قرآن مخالف اور خاص طور پر خواتین کے خلاف سنگین جرائم کا جواز پیش کرتے ہیں"[2]۔ لہذا، میں اسلام کے نام نہاد محافظوں کے چہروں سے تقویٰ کا نقاب چاک کرنے اور اس کے پیچھے ان کے برے مقاصد کو اجاگر کرنے کے لیے اس مضمون کو ضبط تحریر کر رہا ہوں۔

اب ہم یہ دیکھتے ہیں کہ کس طرح قرآنی آیتوں میں محرمات کے ساتھ زنا کی مذمت  کی گئی ہے۔

قرآن کا اعلان ہے:

 اور ان عورتوں سے نکاح نہ کرو جن سے تمہارے باپ دادا نکاح کر چکے ہوں مگر جو (اس حکم سے پہلے) گزر چکا (وہ معاف ہے)، بیشک یہ بڑی بے حیائی اور غضب (کا باعث) ہے اور بہت بری روِش ہے، (4:22)۔ تم پر تمہاری مائیں اور تمہاری بیٹیاں اور تمہاری بہنیں اور تمہاری پھوپھیاں اور تمہاری خالائیں اور بھتیجیاں اور بھانجیاں اور تمہاری (وہ) مائیں جنہوں نے تمہیں دودھ پلایا ہو اور تمہاری رضاعت میں شریک بہنیں اور تمہاری بیویوں کی مائیں (سب) حرام کر دی گئی ہیں، اور (اسی طرح) تمہاری گود میں پرورش پانے والی وہ لڑکیاں جو تمہاری ان عورتوں (کے بطن) سے ہیں جن سے تم صحبت کر چکے ہو (بھی حرام ہیں)، پھر اگر تم نے ان سے صحبت نہ کی ہو تو تم پر (ان کی لڑکیوں سے نکاح کرنے میں) کوئی حرج نہیں، اور تمہارے ان بیٹوں کی بیویاں (بھی تم پر حرام ہیں) جو تمہاری پشت سے ہیں، اور یہ (بھی حرام ہے) کہ تم دو بہنوں کو ایک ساتھ (نکاح میں) جمع کرو سوائے اس کے کہ جو دورِ جہالت میں گزر چکا۔ بیشک اللہ بڑا بخشنے والا مہربان ہے (4:23)۔

یقینی طور پر امام اعظم نے نہیں کہ جن کا نام، نام نہاد فقہ حنفی کے ساتھ جوڑ دیا گیا ہے، بلکہ ماضی کے کسی  فقیہ  نے امام اعظم کی وفات کے تقریباً تین سو سال کے بعد مندرجہ بالا آیت کی تشریح میں لفظ نکاح کے مادہ (نکح) کا ترجمہ جنسی تعلق کیا ہے، اس لیے کہ شادی عملی طور پر ایک اخلاقی نظام کے تحت جماع کو جائز بنا دیتا ہے۔ اس کے بعد انہوں نے اس آیت کی تشریح اس طرح کی ہے، شاید اس کا مقصد کسی مالدار زانی کا مقدمہ جیتنا رہا ہو:-

اور ان عورتوں سے جماع نہ کرو جن سے تمہارے باپوں نے جماع کیا ہے مگر جو گزر چکا ہے، یہ بے حیائی کا کام اور بغض کا سبب ہے اور بڑی بری راه ہے (4:22)۔ حرام کی گئیں (جماع کے لیے ) تم پر تمہاری مائیں اور تمہاری لڑکیاں اور تمہاری بہنیں، تمہاری پھوپھیاں اور تمہاری خاﻻئیں اور بھائی کی لڑکیاں اور بہن کی لڑکیاں اور تمہاری وه مائیں جنہوں نے تمہیں دودھ پلایا ہو اور تمہاری دودھ شریک بہنیں اور تمہاری ساس اور تمہاری وه پرورش کرده لڑکیاں جو تمہاری گود میں ہیں، تمہاری ان عورتوں سے جن سے تم دخول کر چکے ہو، ہاں اگر تم نے ان سے جماع نہ کیا ہو تو تم پر کوئی گناه نہیں اور تمہارے صلبی سگے بیٹوں کی بیویاں اور تمہارا دو بہنوں کا جمع کرنا ہاں جو گزر چکا سو گزر چکا، یقیناً اللہ تعالیٰ بخشنے واﻻ مہربان ہے (4:23)۔

لہٰذا، جب ایک انسان اپنی بہو کے ساتھ بد کاری کرتا ہے جو کہ ایک ایسا شاذ و نادر جرم ہے جو صرف مسلمانوں تک ہی محدود نہیں ہے، تو علماء اسلام محرمات کے ساتھ جماع کو اسلام میں جائز قرار دینے کے لیے نشان زد کیے ہوئے مذکورہ بالا افتتاحی اقتباس کی مسخ شدہ تشریح کا سہارا لیتے ہیں، جبکہ نشان زد کیے ہوئے دوسرے اقتباس میں یہ اعلان کیا گیا ہے کہ اس طرح کا رشتہ حرام ہے۔ اگر کوئی بیٹا اپنی نوجوان سوتیلی ماں کے ساتھ بد کاری کرتا ہے اور اسے حاملہ بنا دیتا ہے تو علماء اس بیٹے کو وہی خاص استحقاق عطا کرنے کے  لیے مذکورہ بالا مسخ شدہ تشریح کا استعمال کر سکتے ہیں۔ یہ علماء اس کے والد کو یہ حکم دے سکتے ہیں کہ وہ اپنی نوجوان بیوی کو طلاق دے اور اس کا نکاح اپنے بد کار بیٹے سے کر دے۔

نام نہاد اسلامی شریعت یا انڈین مسلم پرسنل لاء میں بدکاری کے ذریعہ بیوی کے تبادلے کی  رعایت صرف اسی صورت میں نہیں دی گئی ہے۔ بلکہ ا س کی ایک اور نظیر حلالہ ہے جو کہ مردوں کو طلاق مغلظہ دینے کا اختیار عطا کرتا ہے۔ اور اس کے بعد وہ اپنی بیوی کو  ایک دن یا چند دنوں کے لیے اپنے دوست یا خود اس کے اپنے بھائی سے نکاح کرنے اور اس کے ساتھ جماع کرنے پر مجبور کرتا ہے، اور اس کے بعد پھر وہ اسے اس کی بیوی کو طلاق مغلظہ دینے کے لیے کہتا ہے اور پھر دوبارہ وہ اس سے شادی کر لیتا ہے،  اور یہ پورا عمل نام نہاد اسلامی شریعت کے دائرہ کار میں انجام پاتا ہے۔

اس کی  ایک اور مثال نکاح متعہ ہے جس کے تحت ایک عورت ایک ہفتے کے لئے اپنے بیٹے، اگلے ہفتے اپنے والد اور آئندہ ہفتے اپنے دادا سے شادی کرسکتی ہے۔

یہ تمام روایتیں نام نہاد اسلامی قانون کے دائرے میں رہ کر انجام پذیر ہوتی ہیں، جن میں سے ہر ایک واضح طور پر قرآنی پیغام کے خلاف ہے، جو کہ عملی طور پر مسلم خواتین کی حیثیت کو ایک فاحشہ کی سطح پر محدود کر دیتا ہے، جو اسلامی شریعت کے فریم ورک کے تحت آج ایک بیوی اور ایک بیٹی بن سکتی ہے، یا آج ایک ماں اور کل ایک بیوی بن سکتی ہے، علی ھٰذا القیاس۔ اور یہ محرمات کے ساتھ بدکاری کو ختم کرنے والی قرآنی آیات کی مجموعی طور پر خلاف ورزی (23-4:22) اور عالمی سطح پر مسلم کمیونٹی کے لیے ذلت و رسوائی کا باعث ہے۔

حلالہ  اور عارضی شادی کی روایت کے بارے میں مزید جاننے کے خواہش مند قارئیں مندرجہ درج ذیل مضمون پڑھ سکتے ہیں:

قرآنی شریعت (قوانین) طلاق، طلاق ثلاثہ، عارضی شادی اور حلالہ کو حرام قرار دیتی ہے

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مختصر الٖفاظ میں کہا جائے تو معاملہ یہ ہے کہ ہندوستانی مسلم پرسنل لاء میں شادی شدہ مسلم خواتین کی آئینی طور پر ذلت و رسوائی اور اصل معمول کو  عظیم ہندوستانی شاعر ساحر لدھیانوی کے مندرجہ ذیل الفاظ میں بیان کیا جا سکتا ہے:-

"یہ بیوی بھی ہے بیٹی بھی ماں بھی-کہاں ہیں کہاں ہیں محافظ مذہب کے ثنا خوان تقدیسِ مسلم کہاں ہیں"

 

.1            Doctrine of Ijma in Islam, by Ahmad Hussain, New Delhi, 1992, p.16.

.2            Essential Message of Islam, Amana Publications, USA 2009, Afterword, Final Note of Appeal to Muslims.

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   15


  • Dear Yunus Sb,
    We are discussing a particular article of yours and not all your articles. This article has undergone at least two revisions because of its problematic nature. It has received brick bats from all without exception. Except for Mr Shahin, nobody has said a good word about it. Everyone has been pained by some part of it or another. And yet, you will not gracefully accept your faults! You are trying to defend the indefensible while beating a retreat at the same time having revised it twice. We have discussed your article before and what is wrong with it. 

    You have used "Your Ulema" and "Your Womenfolk" the second time. The first time was with me and I let go although I was offended.

    In poetry, the poet often talks to himself and the Tu. Tera therefore refer to himself. Are you talking to yourself when you say "Your ......"?

    And what is the relevance of the parable of the story of the people of the cave? 

    As far as the divine court is concerned, I always take care not to transgress the limits. I do not exaggerate leave alone speak a lie and my giving it back is carefully measured to be less than what I received. In brief, I show far greater restraint than the other person. 

    You have several faults and when I point these out, it is certainly "motivated". You may take the meaning of "motivated" the way you please but I will continue to point them out.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 8/29/2015 11:59:04 PM



  • Dear Sameer,

    In your initial remark to me you say: "Thanks God we have many ULEMA TO CONSULT WITH. YOU ARE A FASIQ AND NO MUSLIM SHOULD BELIEVE YOU.

    My Comments: 

    Here is the caption of a broad cross section of my articles on burning religious/ social / civilizational issues facing Islam and the global Muslim community. Do comb the articles, listed topic-wise, critically and see if you can spot any flawed interpretation of any Qur’anic verse or any statement that contradicts the Qur’anic message or is otherwise detrimental to the Muslim community :

     

    Misogynist interpretations of Qur’anic verses/ message   

     

    1.      The Qur’an prescribes Monogamy as the social norm for humanity

    2.      Notions of male superiority, domination and beating of wife stand un-Islamic today

    3.      Flogging of women for sex outside marriage stands brutal and Un-Islamic today.

    4.      Limiting maintenance of divorced women for the iddat period is brazenly un-Islamic

    5.      Love, Sex and Marriage in the Qur’ran

    6.      Gender Equality in Islam

    7.      The Qur’an offers protection and coequal personal rights to women and those who deny them such rights today are the deniers of the message of the Qur’an – though God knows best.

    8.      A Fresh Insight into the Qur’anic Verses, quoted to Justify Unwedded Sexual Relation with Maids, Call Girls etc.

    9.      Abolition of slavery, including sex slavery in Islam (the Qur’an)

    Madrassa Educational Curriculum Reform.

    1.      An Open Reminder to the Ulamas: Rejecting universal knowledge as un-Islamic is brazenly un-Islamic and kufr (denial of truth).

    2.      The Opponents of the Right to Universal Education (RTE) to the Muslims are the enemies of Indian Muslims.

    Reform on Gender Discrininatory Laws.

     

    1.      The medieval era rooted Qur’an conflicting MPL (Sharia Law) must be reformed to avoid injustices to Muslim women – an SOS to the Indian Ulama fraternity.

    2.      India’s Child Marriage Act 2006 prescribing 18 as women’s legal age for marriage is consistent with the Qur’an, the personal Sunna of the Prophet and does not infringe the fundamental religious rights of the Muslims in any way.

    3.      Any fatwa imposing full/face veil (burqa/niqab), headscarf on Muslim women as a religious requirement is anti-Qur’anic.

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    4.      Muslim women in the non-Muslim / Western world may relax on the symbolic veiling (head-ear-chin cover) and create a socially interactive performance oriented identity as commanded by the Qur’an.

     

    5.      The Qur’anic Sharia (laws) on divorce.  Triple divorce, temporary marriage, halala stand  forbidden (haram).

    Reform on Criminal Laws

    1.      Blasphemy Law has NO Qur’anic Basis

    2.      Flogging of women for sex outside marriage stands brutal and Un-Islamic today.

    3.      Any punishment for apostasy – let alone capital punishment is anti-Islamic

     

    Doctrinal Reform.

    1.      The Classical Islamic Law (Islamic Sharia Law) is NOT a Word of God!

    2.      The grievous impacts of Hadith sciences in the later centuries of Islam – a soul searching exercise and a final call to the Muslim ulama and intellectual elite.

    3.      ‘Bidding the Good and Forbidding the Evil’ (Amr Bil Ma‘Ruf Wa Nahi ‘Anil Munkar) By The Traditional Institution Of Religious Police Stands Un-Islamic Today

    4.      What is popularly known as the Sharia Law of Islam is actually the cumulative rulings of Muslim jurists with a tag of Islam, and not any immutable word of God or the laws of the Qur’an.

    5.      Hadith is not a divine scripture of Islam – a la Qur’an.

    Broadening of Islamic thoughts.

     

    1.      The Hindus are not ‘the mushrikin’ mentioned in the Qur’an

    2.      Muslims have NO Qur’anic basis for Religious Supremacism Muslims have NO Qur’anic basis for Religious Supremacism

    3.      The spiritual Genocide of a Godly people – the case of Ahmadis in Pakistan

    4.      The Zakat – a Pillar of Faith, as actualized today is a grand mockery, if not fraudulent realization of Qur’anic message on wealth distribution and social justice.

    5.      .aspx?ArticleID=6022"Darwinism is Consistent with Qur’anic Insights on Man’s Origin

    6.      The Qur’anic Perspective on Jihad and Greater jihad: SOS to Global Muslim Community

    7.      The Qur’an espouses harmonious interfaith relations with the Christians and the Jews and all other faith communities.

    8.      The broader notion of din al-Islam is inclusive of all monotheistic faiths.

    9.      Are all the mushrikin for all times “spiritually unclean” (rijz) (literal reading of the verse 9:28 of the Qur’an)?

    10.  Role of dawah in Islam: Islamic dawah at this moment must focus inwards and not outwards

     

    Curbing Radicalization/ Terrorism

     

    1.      Call for international Fatwas to declare the terrorists who advocate wanton killing of innocent people in the name of Islam as ‘Terrorist Apostates’, like the Kharijites of early Islam.

    2.      Interpreting Islam’s Pillars of faith as symbols of militant jihad is heresy - an intense “kufr” and its willful Muslim followers stand as kafirin – let there be no doubt it.

    3.      Declare The ISIS As The Kharijites (Those Who Seceded From Islam) As This Article Demonstrates And Declares: Global SOS To The Ulama, Muftis, Intellectuals And Scholars Of Islam

     

     

     

    If you fail to find any flaw in any of the statements or interpretations, you may be committing a grave sin by advising Muslims not to read my articles which are all backed by my duly authenticated exegetic work. Do not jump into any conclusion be merely reading the title of the article which is honed to jolt up the mind of Muslims Ulama and Intellectuals who are languishing in complacence as if everything is hunky dory and all there is no need for any reform or broadening of Islamic thoughts.

    In one word, I do not claim to be infallible but I do not want to give any benefit of doubt to someone who brings unfounded charges against me for motive best known to him. 

     


    By muhammad yunus - 8/29/2015 8:02:49 PM



  • Dear Danish,

    In your last remark to Sultan Shahin Sahab, you said, among other things:

    "the way of understanding the quran is very unauthentic based on merely hypothesis."

    This, referring to  my jt publication under posting at NAI is again a grossly misleading, motivated and unsubstantiated statement. The methodology of interpretation adopted in my jt publication is as follows extracted from the Preface which is accessible at NAI Book Section:  

    This book attempts to interpret the various facets of the Qur’anic message by drawing explanations primarily from its (the Qur’an’s) own text. Thus, the meanings of the critical words, idioms, figures of speech, and phrases of the Qur’an have been derived from their usage across its text. Likewise, the essence of its guidance and its criteria of right and wrong permissible and forbidden have been derived primarily from its own illustrations to provide the readers with abroad trajectory of the Qur’an. The work is thus designed to eliminate the influence of the personal, educational, and doctrinal backgrounds of its authors and their choice of source materials. This is consistent with the Qur’an’s claim of representing the best interpretation (25:33). Accordingly, many Qur’anic scholars have advocated it since the early centuries of Islam. However, it never gained popularity, first because the orthodoxy was fully satisfied with the traditional exegetic discipline, and secondly because this approach is inherently more difficult and challenging than the classical exegesis. The long-outstanding need for a clear understanding of the essential message of Islam, independent of personal exegetic influences, and the scope of using computer database for comprehensive and accurate scrutiny of the Qur’anic text as adopted in this work provide the impetus and background for the compilation of this volume. [The traditions of the Prophet (Hadith) and other Islamic and secular sources are also used to support the arguments as relevant]

    By muhammad yunus - 8/29/2015 1:15:23 PM



  • Dear Naseer Ahmed Sb:

    You state addressing me: "what is wrong with your article for which you deserve all the abuses and the brick bats that you have received."

    My answer:

    Out of a hundred or so articles and a number of key refutations of Fatwa that NAI has posted for me over the last three to four years, I may have received vicious / abusive remarks on barely few occasions. So like Sameer and Danish you are making sweeping remarks without any substantiation. I strongly object to your statement which appears motivated, and tailored to assassinate my character and question my intellectual integrity, honesty, scholarship, and spiritual purity. I do not want to say a word against you except to ask you to search your soul and think what answer you will have in divine court if you were asked to substantiate your charges against me. But don't worry, I forgive you. .

    By muhammad yunus - 8/29/2015 12:46:45 PM



  • Dear Naseer Ahmad Sb,

    In your last remark to me you have asked:  "Can you explain the use of "your ulema" and "your women folk"?

    My answer: If you know the nuances of  Urdu language, you will surely know what Iqbal meant by "you/ your' (tu/ tera) in these poetic lines:

    "Tu abhi rahguzar me hai - qaide muqam se guzar == misr o hijaz se guzar - paras o sham se guzar

    "Tera imam be huzur - teri namaz be surur== aysay imam se guzar, aisi  namaz se guzar" 

    I meant exactly the same thing that Iqbal meant.

    Let us not engage in semantics and focus on the core issue as espoused by the Qur'an in its parable on the sleepers in the cave. 

     “Some will say there were three, their dog being the fourth of them, (others) say:  ‘there were five, their dog being the sixth of them’, guessing the unknown; (yet others) say that they were seven, their dog being the eighth of them. You tell them (O Muhammad!): ‘My Lord knows best their number, and none knows about them except a few.’ Therefore, do not dispute about them - except on an issue that is clear, nor seek anyone else’s opinion about them” (18:22).

    By muhammad yunus - 8/29/2015 12:27:26 PM



  • Usage of the word Alim In the Qur’an

     In Qur’anic discourse, mankind is divinely blessed (15:29, 32:9, 38:72) –he is appointed God’s deputy (khalifah) on earth'(2:30, 6:165, 27:62, 35:39) he is created in the best of constitution (95:4) – and is granted cognitive ability (use of reason) (96:4), the power to learn new things (96:5), coherent speech (55:3/4) and is favored above much of the Creations (17:70). Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth is made subservient to him and God has lavished His bounties on him (both) seen and unseen…” (14:32, 16:12, 31:20, 45:13, and 67:15). These unique virtues, among other qualities, invest him with the power to acquire and accumulate knowledge. Accordingly, the Qur’an makes repeated references to a people: ‘who use their reason, ‘who reflect’, ‘who know, and ’who are prudent.’ It describes wisdom (hikmat) as a great bounty (2:269), and promises to raise the ranks of those who are given knowledge (‘ilm) (58:11). Last but not least, the Qur’an asserts that God verifies the truth of His Words (8:7, 10:82, 42:24). And since the multifarious manifestations of nature are nothing but the reflections of the Words or kalimat of God (18:109, 31:27), the Qur’anic assertion points to the principle of experimentation and verification that underlies all scientific advancement. Taken together, these Qur’anic pronouncements constitute a clear and emphatic exhortation to pursue universal and scientific knowledge in all its dimensions and directions. Accordingly, the early Muslims made remarkable advancements in practically all the prevalent fields of knowledge: medicine, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, metallurgy, and geography, for example, and set the stage for the Renaissance in Europe. In other words, knowledge is indivisible; there is no such thing as ‘religious knowledge’ and ‘secular knowledge’. Hence, the word alim in the Qur’an has a broad shade of meaning that cannot be restricted to religious knowledge alone and those stark ignorant of secular or universal knowledge are alim only in a very restricted sense. 


    By muhammad yunus - 8/29/2015 12:09:36 PM



  • Dear Danish, 

    Your remark to Sultan Shahin Sahab that  "your 'exegete' (Muhammad Yunus) does not know except for abusing Muslim community and ulema. the way of understanding the quran is very unauthentic based on merely hypothesis” is an off-hand remark without any substantiation that a child can make. It is baseless, motivated and verges on calumny and libel and I dismiss it as the fiction of your imagination. However, a lie or calumny cannot be allowed to go unchallenged, I make the following declarations:

    Authority of my exegetic work

    i It is indeed naïve of you to assume that anyone in his senses will undertake an exegetic work without understanding the Arabic meaning of each and every word of the verses he interprets, the holistic message of the Qur’an, the Hadith corpus, fundamentals of Sharia law and Sira of the Prophet. l am answerable to God and simply cannot play with his words, without acquiring sufficient background information and knowledge.

    ii. In the words of Dr. Kahled Abou El Fadl “This book is an educational tool for both Muslims and non-Muslims—it is an authoritatively reliable text to teach young Muslims, or even Muslims who never had the time to study the Qur’an, or the fundamentals of their religion.  The book is written with the kind of balance and fair mindedness that makes it equally valuable for Muslim and non-Muslim students of Islam.  The least I can say about this text is that it was written by two ethically conscientious and principled Muslims in order to share their religion with every ethically conscientious and principled reader in the world.  They must be heard.”

    iii. The work has the approval of al-Azhar al Sharif, Cairo (2002) and screened word for word by Afra Jalabi, a Canadian Qur’anic scholar native to Arabic  

    Commendation of the book by international scholars from the Arab world (maghrib)

     

    From: Dr. Latifa Belfakir

    School of Arts and Humanities of Meknes in Morocco– December 15, 2010.

    “I'm Dr. Latifa Belfakir from the School of Arts and Humanities of Meknes in Morocco. I have had such a great pleasure to read your book Essential Message of Islam. Believe me, sir, it is a precious piece of work, which opens the eyes of the both the Muslim and non-muslim on many aspects of our religion and sheds more light on the life and extraordinary nature of our prophet (PBUH). I wish you all the best of luck and success.”


    Best Regards”

    From:Mohammed Moubtassime 

    Faculty of Letters & Humanities - Dhar El-Mehraz- Fes – November 26, 2010

    “Dr. Fatima Sadiqi has brought to the Department of English at the Faculty of Humanities in Fes, Morocco copies your book Essential Message of Islam. 
    On behalf of all the Colleagues at the Department of English and the Professors of the Modular Degree Programme, I am heading, I would like to thank you for the copies you have sent us.

     
    From the reading I have done, I value the book to be a good contribution to the field of the interpretation of the Quran. It is a challenging book that stands apart from the traditional existing works that removes any misconception about Muslim-Christian-Jewish relationships, presenting Islam as a Universal Religion, promoting a peaceful coexistence of people of all faiths. The book will help our students, especially postgraduates of Cultural Studies and Gender Studies (MAs and PhDs). The Library of the Faculty of Humanities in Fes will be enriched having among its catalogues the Essential Message of Islam.”

    From: Fatima Harrak

    Professeure Chercheure

    Institut des Etudes Africaines

    Université Mohammed V, Rabat  - Maro,   December 09, 2010.

    “Professor Moha Naji has been kind enough to give me three copies of your book on Islam.  Congratulations for a work well done and stay assured that I ill share this precious work with colleagues and students inMorocco and abroad.

    Keep the good work and thanks again for your gift.

    Warm  regards”

    .

    1.5  Commendation of the book by international scholars from the non-Arab world

    From: Anonymous scholar, Canada, posted on the Amazon.com website, Sep. 01, 2010.

    “If you read ONE book on Islam - let this be the one. This holds true regardless of whether you were born in a Muslim family or have no familiarity at all with Muslims/Islam. In fact, in reaching out to both these audiences, the authors show how the real Islam of the Quran - understood properly with scholarly translations-, is so different from cultural myths that have arisen both amongst the Muslims and non-Muslims about Islam.

    While I am sure many non-Muslims will find it pleasantly shocking to see the real humane face of this religion, many Muslims will be equally shocked at rediscovering the real foundational text of their religion - which is most often ignored or quoted without context in current Islamophobic as well as extremist political-Islamist rhetoric.”

     

    Posted at “http://www.newageislam.com/books-and-documents/take-islam-back-to-the-quran-/d/6246” on Dec. 28, 2011, by Saif Shahin, Research Scholar, University of Texas at Austin.

    “Untruths about Muslims and Islam have become so pervasive that they sometimes seem like the undead in zombie movies: staring at you from every door and window, coming at you from every nook and corner, bent on tearing you apart. …While there are relatively harmless myths prevalent among non-Muslims, it is the lies about Islam that many Muslims also believe in which are the most dangerous. Over years, decades and centuries these lies have accumulated, clogging the blood vessels of the religion, wrenching its body from its heart and mind, leaving Islam a hyper-tense version of what it could be. Essential Message of Islam is a labour of love in which Muhammad Yunus and Ashfaque Ullah Syed try to expose these lies for what they are by reverting to the Quran, deriving the meanings of its words, idioms, figures of speech and phrases from their usage across its text, and interpreting the message of its suras and ayats from its “broad moral trajectory”.

     

    The good news is you can now access the book at the book section of NAI.

    Kindly read the book before making any negative opinion/ comments.


    By muhammad yunus - 8/29/2015 10:45:13 AM



  • Please Correct yourself Mr Sultan Shahin, Alim means scientist. But it is not necessary to mean the one who knows only physical science. When Quran uses aalim it means what is mentioned below in response to a question. Who is Aalim (scholar) mentioned in the Quran? I would like to know the correct response to the issue of saying that the term scholar cannot be used for an Islamic teacher and it should be people like Shayk Fawzan, Shayk Ubayd and so on. in short, who can be called a scholar as this issue is causing division among the Salafi brothers in my country. Praise be to Allaah. The words ‘Aalim (scholar), Faqeeh and Mujtahid all carry the same meaning: they refer to one who strive to reach the Shar‘i ruling and who has the ability to derive Shar‘i rulings from the evidence. This means that he has to acquire the tools (pre-requisites) of ijtihaad. No one can be described in these terms (‘aalim, mujtahid or faqeeh) except one who meets the pre-requisites of ijtihaad. The scholars paid attention to these pre-requisites so that the door is not open to just anyone, old or young, to say about the religion of Allah that of which he has no knowledge. But we will content ourselves with just two reports from which we will demonstrate what these pre-requisites are. -1- The first report was narrated from al-Shawkaani (may Allah have mercy on him) and what he said may be summed up in five points, listing five pre-requisites: (i) He should have knowledge of the texts of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. This does not necessarily mean that he should have memorised the Sunnah; rather it is sufficient for him to be able to find reports in their places and be familiar with the contents of the books of Sunnah, foremost among which are the well-known compilations of the Sunnah (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Saheeh Muslim, Sunan Abi Dawood, Sunan al-Tirmidhi, Sunan al-Nasaa’i and Sunan Ibn Maajah), and so on. He should also know what is saheeh (sound) and what is da‘eef (weak) in the texts of the Sunnah. (ii) He should have knowledge of the issues of consensus (ijmaa‘) (iii) He should be well versed in the Arabic language. It is not stipulated that he should have learned it by heart; rather he should be able to understand the meanings and structure of the language. (iv) He should have knowledge of usool al-fiqh (basic principles of Islamic jurisprudence), including analogy (qiyaas), because usool al-fiqh is the foundation for deriving rulings. (v) He should have knowledge of what abrogates and what is abrogated (al-naasikh wa’l-mansookh). See: Irshaad al-Fuhool, 2/297-303 -2- The second report was narrated from Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him): He mentioned the pre-requisites of the mujtahid without differing greatly from what al-Shawkaani (may Allah have mercy on him) mentioned, but he put it more clearly and said: Ijtihaad is subject to several conditions, including the following: (i) He (the mujtahid) should have knowledge of the shar‘i evidence that he needs for the purpose of ijtihaad, such as verses of the Qur’aan and hadeeths that speak of rulings. (ii) He should have knowledge of the matters pertaining to the soundness or weakness of hadeeths, such as the isnaad, the men in the isnaad and so on. (iii) He should be aware of what abrogates and what is abrogated (al-naasikh wa’l-mansookh) and issues on which there is consensus (ijmaa‘), so that he will not issue a ruling on the basis of something that has been abrogated or that is contrary to scholarly consensus. (iv) He should have knowledge of various matters affecting the ruling, such as reports of specific meanings, reports that set limits, and so on, so that he will not issue a ruling that is contrary to that. (v) He should have knowledge of the Arabic language and usool al-fiqh that has to do with verbal evidence, such as what is general and what is specific, what is absolute and what is restricted, what is mentioned in brief and what is mentioned in detail, and so on, so that his rulings will be in accordance with what is indicated by that evidence. (vi) He should have the ability to derive rulings from the evidence. End quote from al-Usool fi ‘Ilm al-Usool, p. 85, 86; Sharh (commentary thereon), p. 584-590. It should be pointed out that referring to the Sunnah now is much easier than it was before, because of the books that have been written on the Sunnah. The one who fulfils these conditions is a scholar (‘aalim) who can derive shar‘i rulings from the evidence. Anyone who does not fit this description cannot be described as a ‘aalim, faqeeh or mujtahid. It should also be noted that these words (‘aalim, mujtahid and faqeeh) are technical terms, as it were; according to the scholars they have specific meanings and pre-requisites. So it is not permissible to use them readily about anyone who speaks about Islamic rulings or teaches Islamic material in schools and universities, or who works in the field of da‘wah (calling people to Allah). A man may be a daa‘iyah, calling people to Allah, and putting a great deal of effort into that, without having reached the level of being a scholar (‘aalim). We ask Allah, may He be exalted, to teach us that which will benefit us and increase us in knowledge. And Allah knows best. '
    By Danish - 8/29/2015 12:17:25 AM



  • Mr. Sultan Shahin you are favourite of Muhammad Yunus and he is for you. he is  for you. your "exegete" does not know except for abusing Muslim community and ulema. the way of understanding the quran is very unauthentic based on merely hypothesis.
    you are juhala and your Muhammad Yunus are juhala all your supporters are juhala not only juhala but Jahhalun of the day.
    anyway everybody has freedom to say himself "scientist". Gali dene ke alawa aata hi kya aap logon ko janab, muslaman naam rakh kar muslamano ke aasteen ke saanp malum parte hian aap log.
    we are here because of you juhala people Mr. Sultan Shahin, because of you all people terrorists have existed, you are creating terrorists for giving it a name of Islam. in the name of peace you are dividing fight in the community, your site is full of hate remarks against prophets, Ulema, Muslims,
    with changes of names you can praise your site and writers but you yourself know that nobody likes you the way you are working. why majority do not like your site is because you are not sincere.  you all have become famous for Islam-haters. do you take a round of people disliking you and your site? Please stop abusing Islam, Muslims, and their Ulema.  Ulema do not accept your views therefore you abuse them, while abusing them will not change the facts.

    By Danish - 8/29/2015 12:11:26 AM



  • Usage of the word 'Alim' in the Quran

    "The usage of the word 'alim' in the Quran differs radically from its contemporary application. As Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed has pointed out, the word "Alim" in the Quran actually refers to scientists, indicating the high importance afforded by the Quran to the physical sciences.[2] This is in stark contrast to the usage of the term today, as the contemporary 'ulema' have little to no scientific training."

    en.wikipedia.org/

    wiki/Ulama


    By Sultan Shahin - 8/28/2015 1:23:04 PM



  • Dear Mr. Danish, before making personal comments against someone, particularly and erudite Quran exegete like Muhammad Yunus Saheb, you should at least try to get to know him. You only need to put Yunus Saheb's name in our internal search engine to know his contributions.

     

    As for ulema, they are actually the Juhala, because of whom we are where we are.  There may be exceptions, of course, as there always are in every generalization. But exceptions only underline the rule, not overrule it.

     

    There is no saving the community unless you bring these Juhala down from their present pedestal. It is these original Boko Haramis of  India, for instance, who got numerous fatawas of kufr against saviours of the community like Sir Syed (RA).

     Beware of this tribe of blood-suckers of the community who want to keep all of us Jahil like themselves.

     

    Do you remember the court judgement allowing a small sum of money as maintenance to Shah Bano Begum citing the compassion of Islam, but these so-called ulema all got together to force the government to shoot that judgement down, saying Islam has no compassion for women and allows husbands of 70-year-old women, to be thrown out on the street to beg or prostitute themselves after half a century of marriage. Do you remember Imrana case. Do you remember ......

     

    Well, there are far too many to recall. The shenanigans of these Juhala, seekers of halala cases wherever they find the slightest possibility, is very well known. Don't be mesmerized by the drama of their flowing beards and long kurtas or short pajamas. Ask any government official who deals with madrasas and funds them. You will know what they actually are.

     

    And above all what status they actually have in Islam. It is the clergy in previous religions that Islam had come to rid the world of. It is this class that was the undoing of previous religions. It is this class that imposed itself gradually on the Muslim community after the massacre of the Prophet's family. The murderer-rulers whom our salaf accepted as legitimate khalifas needed some seemingly scholarly people to justify their unIslamic acts.  

     

    There is no immorality that this class will not justify if paid sufficiently. Do you know what the chief court Mullah told Mughal Emperor Mohammad Shah Rangeela (Colourful) when the latter complained that making do with just four wives was not easy?  The Qazi said well why worry, Islam allows 18 wives. His "logic" or "mathematics?" Our scripture says, the Qazi pointed out, if you think you can treat more than one wife equally in all respects, then marry two-two, three-three, four-four. Count then together and it comes to 18. Of course Rangeele Shah must have been delighted and rewarded him profusely.

     

    What does India's chief Mullah evangelist Zakir Naik say today? He says Muslims are allowed to have sex with the wives and daughters of people they kill in wars against infidels, no doubt meaning (as he is an ahl-e-Hadeesi) Shia, Ahmadis, Sufi-minded Muslims, and of course, non-Muslims including ahl-e-kitab, in short all non-Wahhabi s of the world.

    See: SEX with women captured in war - Halal (Islam) Dr. Zakir Naik 2014

    youtu.be/HAZg2lHktXU

    The note in the video says: "Zakir Naik explains why Allah in his wisdom has made halal for muslims, sex with young male slaves and women captured in war. (Shariah Law) Naik says that this seemingly "outdated" practise is still far superiour to the way inmates are treated at the Guantanamo Bay. Note that sex with women distributed from the spoils of war did NOT count as one of the four wives permissible under Islamic shariah law." 

     

    So, Mr. Danish, think first before making personal remarks against a real, genuine scholar who has spent a lifetime worrying about how to improve the lot of the community. His contributions are there for all to see all over the pages of New Age Islam, not only as articles but also vital contributions in comment section.


    By Sultan Shahin - 8/28/2015 12:31:32 PM



  • You are right Mr Naseer, 
    from the so-far articles Of Mr. Muhammad Yunus, what i have noticed that he always gives a kind of abuses to ulema and mufasserin. it also amazes me that he fails to notice that writing against superamcist attitude he adopts supermacist idea and that is why he thinks his own idea as the best and the ideas of the rest of the community as the worst. 
    This man is not good but a Islam hater or Muslim hater or Ulema hater.  

    By DANISH - 8/27/2015 11:07:58 PM



  • Mr Yunus you say to Sameer:
    "It is your Ulema who have reduced your women folk to the lowest of the low in civilizational relativism"
    Can you explain the use of "your ulema" and "your women folk"? Are you a non-Muslim sneering at the Muslims? In what way are they not "your ulema" and not "your women folk"?
    This is exactly what is wrong with your article for which you deserve all the abuses and the brick bats that you have received. It amazes me that you fail to notice that not even one person has made a favourable comment on the article.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 8/26/2015 1:54:26 AM



  • Dear Sameer,

    Thank you very much for posting a comment. For a negative comment is better than no comment.

    The truth is the general comment that you have made is totally devoid of any substance. You have simply dismissed the charge that I have brought against the muslim ulema who accommodate incest in Islam under the ambit of Hanafi law/ ruling - however rare may be the instance. I will very much appreciate if you read the article statement by statement, and point out any flaw or unsubstantiated statement in it. What you have said a child can say and does not prove you to be scholarly.

    Are you aware how barbaric the so called Islamic state is with women folk whom the Qur'an venerates for their role in the creative process (4:1). Are you aware that many muslim men beat up their wives because they think the Qu'ran permits them to beat up a disobedient woman. 
    The fact is the Qur'an does not permit a man to beat his wife. I request you to read chapter 33 of my joint publication (already posted in Urdu) tabling the interpretation of the verse 4:34 that rules out the notion of beating one's wife. 
    The truth is the muslims in India and across the world have descended from the non-Muslims and therefore the medieval hatred against women that characterized practically all major religions has entered Islamic theology and polluted the mind of muslims, Ulama and scholars included - particularly against their women-folk .

    Don't you think it's utterly shameful that a muslim man in India can divorce his wife by simply sending a sms stating - "I divorce you thrice." It is your Ulema who have reduced your women folk to the lowest of the low in civilizational relativism and indeed you would not like to read my articles on the empowerment of women in Islam as ordained by the Qur'an.

    The last thing that you should do is to passing judgment on anybody before the Day of Judgment because God alone knows the rightly guided. 

    By muhammad yunus - 8/25/2015 7:29:54 PM



  • Yunus, If I am right so in your own  thought, you have reduced your own imaginary women to the level of whore. One of the biggest Jahil and misguided men on this site, I can bet you on your misguidance proving on the day of judgment. you are a fasiq, a self-proclaimed exegete depending on misguiding jt. publication. no one in the future will, Inshallah , go to see your anti-Qur'anic publications in which you just speak of your hypothetical interpretation far from the reality of Quran. Thanks God we have many ULEMA TO CONSULT WITH,. YOU ARE A FASIQ AND NO MUSLIM SHOULD BELIEVE YOU.
    By sameer ahmed - 8/25/2015 2:12:11 PM



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