Friday, November 21, 2014

"Dialectical Maududism"-Mammedutty Nilambur

Assalamu alaikum,
I have been receiving lot of mails from some Jama'at Islami activists regarding their stand on Islam, Politics, Deen- Duniyavu, criticism of other organisations etc. I used this opportunity to study their books and observe their life style to analyse whether they are following this very strict principles of Jama'at Islami, made by the founder of Abul Ahla Moududi. I hereby attach my findings on Jama'at Islami as well as some new unfavourable developments in the Muslim Community. InshaAllah, it will be an insight for all INDEPENDENT thinkers who are not be a part of willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without using their intellectual power. I would like to make it clear that I have no intention to hurt the feeling of anyone through my article and I request you, the readers, to take it as a part of defending the religion of Islam. May Allah bless us, and grant us the strength to excel both here and in the hereafter.
"Dialectical Maududism"
Whether it is globally or locally, Islam urges the people to think from the perspective of Quran and Sunna. There are Muslims (?), saying that 'shariah' is to be modified because it was revealed to the Arabian people (locally?)1400 years ago and a global interpretation of Quran and Sunna are more relevant than local. But being a Muslim, I do believe that Quran is an indisputable revelation of the Creator, Almighty God to the entire people, nevertheless of their caste, sect, sex, colour, race, language, territory etc. So it is totally free from any kind of thinking/considering of locally or globally, instead represents the entire universe.
Allah said in Quran He has sent Messengers to the mankind in all ages to guide the people from evil to right path. Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) was the last and final messenger to the mankind. Whoever follows him will be benefited and whoever denies him will go to astray. For the success of all human beings both here and in the here after will depend on their true beliefs and practices based on the guidance of Allah and the Sunna of Prophet (peace be upon him).
Prophet (peace be upon him) & Maulana Maududi.
I do believe that every true Muslim in the world not oppose to implement the Islamic law as a jurisprudence of his country because he/she has to believe that Sharia law is the most perfect and suitable for mankind since it is revealed from Allah, the Almighty God. But Muslims differed in many sects with different opinion on how, when and where it should be implemented.
Without any prejudice, if you analyse the Holy Quran and the life of Prophet (peace be upon him) we can understand that first preferences always given to the purification of people in their beliefs and practices. Prophet (peace be upon him) started his 'Dawah' primarily by inviting people to the fundamental principle of Islam i.e. no One worthy to worship but Allah alone and no associate and partner to Him. Apart from this Prophet (peace be upon him) has taught his companions about all major sin to minor sin as well as the most rewardable deed to the least one.
If establishing the kingdom of Allah in the world by removing the unislamic government is an important deed for a Muslim, why did not prophet (peace be upon him), the messenger of Allah, teach the Muslims about it? Instead, many prophets lived and preached the message of Islam (the word meaning itself is PEACE) while living in unislamic ruling existing countries. Even some worked in 'Tagood government' (a Maududi style). For example Prophet Yoosuf alaisalaam was a Minister of a non Muslim ruler, king Walid bin Rayyan.
It is relevant to remember the saying of prophet (peace be upon him)' whoever sought guidance from books other than the Quran, Allah will lead him astray (At-Tirmidhi 2906). This saying should be an insight for all Muslims to evaluate critically about some of our contemporary thinkers who interpreted Quran and Sunna for their worldly benefit by adopting the method of Karal Marx and Shiia.
When the Quaraysh told prophet (peace be upon him); you have brought to your people a matter of worry, you have declared their way of life to be foolish, you have insulted their gods. If what you want is money, we will put together a fortune for you, so that you may be richest of us; if you want honour we will make you our chief, if you want power, we will make you king. Prophet replied to them; "I swear by Allah if they put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left on condition that I give up my work, I would not abandon it until it becomes victories or I lose my life in its course". If the intention of prophet was establishing the kingdom of Allah he would have accepted the offers of quaraysh. It shows that establishing Kingdom of Allah in the world is not important while comparing to inviting the people to the fundamental principle of Islam i.e. no one worthy to worship but Allah alone.
But it is unfortunate to see that some people are spending their time and energy for establishing the kingdom of Allah/Islamic State, in the world rather than purifying and correcting the people from their deviant beliefs and practices according to the Quran and Sunna. Implementing the Islamic law in the world is absolutely difficult than practising it in our life. But some people think that religion without power is just like some one staying in an imaginary home in the world (Qutubaat page: 408). But in contrary, he, Moulana Moududi also died without constructing such a home in this world and even many prophets were passed away without constructing such a home in this world. It was one of the greatest blunders of Moulana Maududi since many prophets lived in this REAL world without having power. Is it meant that they had lived here without being a true Muslim? MahadaAllah!

"Is congregation of five times prayer for establishing an Islamic state?"

Allah's Apostle said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for." (Saheeh Bukhaaree). But see what Maududi said about prayer; congregation of five times prayer in a day is training Muslims to establish a strong Islamic state (Qutubaat page: 203). It means, all Jama'ate Islami believers offering their five times prayer with an intention of establishing an Islamic state in his living country. Now my dear readers just compare this Maududism with prophet's (peace be upon him) saying; then you can understand that there is big difference between Prophet's Followers and Maududi's followers. We Muslims are doing our good deeds to get reward from Allah in the life after death. But they are doing it for establishing Islamic state. Let us seek refuge to Allah.

Method of corrupting Islam:
People those who are against Islam always trying to tarnish and corrupt religion both within the community as well as outside the community. But generally they are appearing with a different interpretation and approach to the Quran and Sunna. I hope it is not necessary to discus about the grave worshipers of some name sake Muslims since it may be clear to even ordinary people. But it is quite difficult to understand about such people those who present their deviant pseudo thoughts in the name of Islam with hard literature. They are trying to corrupt the religion by introducing unislamic revolutionary modes of thoughts which in reality is an unpractical solution for the people but leads to the birth of destructive political movements among the Muslims. Moulana Maududi and his organisation, Jamat-e-islami and its offshoots are the best example for this kind. They have been misinterpreted the Quran and Sunna for their political motives and hence, misunderstood by the people that Islam is a politically oriented religion to rule the entire world. They even have changed the pure concept of Thouhid, Ebatha, Elaah, Jihad, etc for the benefit of their deviant pseudo-Islamic thought.
In fact many people accepted the Islam by understanding that it is a religion of PEACE and not a religion to rule the entire world. But unfortunately some Muslim brothers have misconception about even Islam that it is a religion to rule the entire world and hence, they spread this message of 'Hukumate Hilahi' among the Muslims. In reality, enemies using this opportunity to tarnish Islam as a religion of terrorist and intolerance
Secondly, they used to appear among the Muslims as a source of Unity, social service etc for the enrichment of the community. They always so talk active about the importance of unity of Muslims, welfare of Muslims, education of Muslims, political power of Muslims etc rather than unifying the Muslims in the Principles, beliefs and practices based on Quran and Sunna. Apparently, this sort of people are not really working in the course of Allah but helping the course of enemies to malign Islam. Islam is calumniated in its true beliefs and practices by such people. They are like the one who are trying to construct building without foundation and hence, leaving the Muslims as leather floating in the water.
Recently, due to the influence of the term 'modernisation', some Muslims leaders have been taken a new way of approach while understanding and interpreting Quran and Sunna. They claim that understanding of Quran and Sunna can be used timely according to the demand of the particular situation and hence, methodology of Sahaba, the companions of Prophet (peace be upon him) is not a requisite for understanding and interpreting Quran and Sunna. They might have felt inferior to say that we Muslims are still following the orthodox principles, beliefs and practices taught by a man, named Mohammed(peace be upon him) 1400 years back in Arabia (Alhamdulillah it is not outdated but still modernised). I would like to alert them that Allah the Creator of each and every thing, can foreknow, foresee, hear and more over He is free from the influence of time and space continuum. Due to the influence of this modern phenomenon, they have deviated from the methodology of the 'people of best nation' as Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned them and attracted to experiment modern approaches in Islam like Islamic Feminism, woman reading of Quran, Consensus of Public interest in Dawah (preaching), Rereading of Tauhid (Islamic Monotheism), Global Interpretation of Quran, Political campaign in the name of Islam, social Movements against Imperialism, Civil Rights movement, movement against exploiting natural resources etc
The most pertinent and the same time most disturbing aspect of this people is that they are so arrogant towards the Muslims, who are trying to follow strictly Quran and Sunna, than Atheist, pagans and others. They are very much cooperative and work together shoulder to shoulder with the enemies of Islam. Let me add some of the recent approaches of this people towards Islam to understand their stand in the course of Allah.
1. Rereading of Tawheed: According to the demand of changing world, rereading of Tawheed (monotheism) is to be done. It was from a program in Asianet, named 'Shahariyath' organised by Jama'at Islami and its offshoot ICC.It shows how far they are from the teaching of Prophet Mohammed salallahu alaiwasallam and the main stream of Islam. A Muslim should not think so since Tawheed is the core of Islam. It seems to be a blind imitation of the contemporary thinkers like Amina Wadud who used to claim that rereading of Quran should be done in the perspective of women as it was done in the perspective of men. They added that the major sin in the contemporary world is the exploitation of nature. But, according to Islam, the major sin is shirk (associating partners with Allah). See how far they are from the Aqeedah (creed) and Manhaj (methodology) of Muslims. Verily, all the Messengers began their call with Tawheed, which they were commanded by Allah to convey it to the people. He, the Most High, said:
We have not sent before you from the Messengers, except We inspired to him that He is the only One worthy of worship, so worship Him. [21:25]

2. Celebration of Onam (organised in a great manner in ICC, Abu Dhabi), praising of disbelievers, cooperating with them in Shirk etc are some of the example for their deviations from the Islam.

3. One Mr. Vanidas Elayavoor appeared in a Television channel for an interview during the last Ramadan programme, who has written books on Islam and published by IPH kerala (a Jama'ate Islami publication wing). During the said interview, he expressed his deep grievance on lack of harmony between Muslims and Hindus. He recollected the great (?) harmony of Muslims and Hindus by quoting Mughal emperor Akber and SamuthiriRaja Kozhicode. He said, during that period, people were so cooperative each other in their rituals and religious ceremony. Hindus would not have started their rituals in temple until Moulavees from mosque could reach in temple and vice versa. Now such good harmony between Muslims and Hindus are not seen because some people put poison and polluted this communal harmony. Definitely I can say that it was not done by his companions i.e. Jama;at Islami and its offshoots because they are not either teaching nor practising the true principles, beliefs and practices of Islam to people instead wasting their time and energy. This same person Mr. V.E has been delivered many speeches for Jama'at Islami, KMCC and others and used to request to the audience to pray for him to get Hidhayath (straight path). SubhanaAllah!! Anyway, he has chosen a right resort for his business that is 'JAMA'AT ISLAMI HIND'.

4. Buy 5 sandwiches & get one COLA free:
Please do not misunderstand that it is an advertisement given by a non Muslim or a Mujahid or a Samastha Sunni for the promotion of COCA COLA but it is done by a Jama'ate Islami activist. There is nothing concern to a Muslim since he may not see anything wrong in this advertisement but according to jama'at Islami it is just like giving the sovereignty of Allah to Coca Cola Company. As we understood, recently they have led a strong social movement against Coca Cola Company in Plachimada in Kerala and claimed that they have recaptured the sovereignty of water from coca cola Company for Allah. They have oversimplified Allah by doing so. SubuhanaAllah! Later, they have been trying to clear the accusation against supporting Communist party in Kerala election as saying that it's because of their strong agitation towards imperialism of America. I would like to ask to Jama'at Islami, when did you give back the sovereignty of water to Coca Cola Company from Allah? Is it also recaptured from Allah or you got any message from Allah?!! 'PARADOX is it not your name JAMA'AT ISLAMI'!! (Vyruthyame Ninte Perallayo 'JAMA'AT ISLAMI')

Miserable condition of Jamahate Islami:

After reading the so called questions of Jama'at Islami activists, I remembered one story of a scholar & boater. During the boating in the sea, scholar was asking many critical questions to the boater. The boater, the poor man, couldn't answer to the egotistic and confusing question of the scholar. Then scholar said to the boater, after first question, "your one-fourth part of the life has gone" Boater couldn't answer to the second and third question of the scholar. 

Then scholar said, "Your two-fourth and three-fourth part of the life has gone" But before asking the fourth question, the boater asked one simple question to the scholar; do you know swimming? Scholar, the lofty man, said NO! Then boater said, "Your full life has gone because the boat is going to sink". Our jama'ate Islami brothers are just like the said scholar in the story. They are asking lot of questions to confuse the people. But unfortunately they don't know the most important answer of a question in Islam 


What is to be done by a Muslim?

Muslim should avoid all kind of bias to any particular organization but we should well aware that we believe in the true Islam. It is very clear from the Quran that there are two groups in the world, one is the group of Allah and other is the Shaytâan (devils).

 The Quran says:-

Al-A'raf - 7:30
A group He has guided, and a group deserved to be in error; (because) surely they took the Shayâtin (devils) as Auliyâ' (protectors and helpers) instead of Allâh, and consider that they are guided. (Al-A'raf 7:30)

Prophet (peace be upon him) also said Muslims will divide as 73 groups but only one will remain with following the Quran and Sunna. So we must try to be in the group of Allah. As prophet (peace be upon him) said if there is any dispute between Muslims, return the matter to Quran and his Sunna.

Those who feel that speaking against deviant pseudo-Islamic groups is a waste of time and energy, is in fact total contradiction to Quran and Sunna. See what Allah says in Quran, In Soorah Aal'imraan 3:110 Allah says "you are the best nation raised up among mankind (because) you command the good and prohibit the evil" Commanding the good is not sufficient in itself to earn us the title "best of the nations" it must be complemented by the prohibitions of evil.

So let us invite the people to a common plat form i.e. no one worthy to worship but Allah alone and unite them in one banner and hence, to achieve a peaceful life here and in the here after. It is the duty of each and every Muslim to convey this message of true Islam to the entire people and those who introduce heretical writings and deviant religious rites contrary to Quran and Sunna have to be exposed.

Purifying the Religion of Allah and defending it from their attacks is a collective obligation, if Allah did not bring up some people to oppose the innovators, and then the religion would suffer harm, corruption and deviation. Indeed this type of corruption is even greater than the corruption resulting from the corruption of the disbelievers conquering the Muslims. Since when the unbelievers conquer the Muslims, they do not corrupt their hearts, or their religion, except after some time. But the innovators corrupt the hearts from the very beginning. So we must be always very much concerned and vigilant about these types of un- Islamic thoughts and practices. Allah knows better
And say: "My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayâtin (devils). (Al-Mu'minun 23:97)
May Allah help us to abstain from all innovations which ultimately lead to astray. May Allah bless us and shows us with the straight path. May Allah strengthen us with USEFUL wisdom and knowledge and forgive our all mistakes. Aameen.

With prayers for the peaceful life here and in the here after

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