CIF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

العقيدة الإسلامية الصحيحة

 

 

فهم صحيح العقيدة الإسلامية
 
 
 
PART  IX
 
مفهوم الوحدة بين المسلمين - الجزء الثاني
 
THE CONCEPT OF UNITY AMONG MUSLIMS
SECTION - II 
      
 
 
 

WHO IS A TRUE MUSLIM  
 
 
A person who proclaims Islamic Shahadah,  and his believes are as per truthful Islamic faith based on Quran and Sunnah  is a true Muslim. 
 
However, if a person proclaims Islamic Shahadah, but claims that he worships a  Sky God who has human like body and limbs cannot be regarded as Muslim. 
 
Some people claim that they believe in Prophet Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) but also disrespect and humiliate the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and his family  by constructing Public Toilets on his house and propagate disrespectful teachings about the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ).  They will be regarded as hypocrites.  Click here for details.  
 
Some people claim that the Quran in its present form is not correct, and/or authentic books of Ahadith, like Bukhari, Muslim, etc., contain concocted and weak Ahadith; meaning they claim that the Imams of Ahadith, (Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad and others) are not trustworthy, they have literally broken the backbone of Islamic faith; therefore,  cannot be treated as Muslims.  
 
If a person believes that Khulfa-e-Rashideen, Sahabah and Imams of Fiqh and Ahadith made mistakes and were wrong doers, then he will be treated as out of Islam because he has doubted the continuity and authenticity of Islamic beliefs that have reached us through Sahabah and A'imma.
 
In a recent interview to QTV, Zakir Naik said that "following of Imams of fiqh has done more damage to Islam than good. He also claimed that the Imams did not know all the Ahadith and their rulings were based on limited knowledge available to them".
 
Zakir Naik did not study Islam in a recognized Islamic University, neither he has any ijazas from any scholar whatsoever.  He did not get any training under any Islamic Shaikh.  He acquired Islamic knowledge through self study of books, most of which he has memorized.  We fail to understand how Muslims believe  this self declared Scholar?   All interpretations of Islamic laws by him are based on his limited mental assessment and irrational logic which has nothing to do with Islam.  In the absence of a formal training in Islam, his mind analysis issues in a typical way.  His followers have  indeed become a separate sub sect of Salafism, known as 'Zakiri Salafis' and they do not even realize this fact.
 
Zakir Naik perhaps is not aware that Imam Bukhari was the student of Imam Abu Hanifa,  and Imam Shafi'i used to visit the pious grave of Imam Abu Hanifa daily to seek guidance through his Waseelah. Zakir Naik's confuses and misleads innocent Muslims into believing his self fabricated notions in the name of Islam.  When you listen to his arguments carefully, you will realize that these  are  aimed at discrediting the Imams of fiqh in the eyes of innocent Muslims.  Once the Imams of Fiqh and Ahadith are discredited, it is very easy for him to preach ill founded and self concocted notions in the name of Islam. Watch video clip of Zakir Naik's interview.  His arguments look simple on the face, but deep down these arguments, there is a big conspiracy to sow the seed of distrust among Muslims about great teachers of Islam.  
 
We have discussed these issues in detail on the following locations on the Association's website.  Do read them as they will clear many of your doubts. 
 
 
 
In the light of Quran and Ahadith we have proved, beyond doubt, that Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a is the only group who  are on the right path of Islam. Their Islamic Faith is correct and they stand a good chance of salvation in Hereafter.  Click here to read details
 
However, Ahle Sunnah need a lot of improvement in their attitude and Islamic deeds.   We have summed up major problems of Ahle Sunnah at another place on Association's Website.   Read more
 
 
 
 
UNITY AMONG MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD 
 
As far as Unity among Muslims is concerned, the only way  to achieve it, is that,  all Muslim sects should come back to the Straight path of Islam. This will not only bond them together in this world, but will help them in their salvation in Hereafter. 
 
The real Unity depends upon the unified Islamic faith as per Quran and Ahadith. Therefore, all Muslims should be counseled to hold on to the rope of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), which is  Sahih Iman.
 
 
This is the key to Muslim's revival in the world.  Until they come back to the straight path of Islam, their humiliation, torture and disintegration in this world in the hands of greedy rulers of other nations will not stop.  In addition, they will have to face the ignominy in hereafter as they will be summarily thrown into hell fire as hypocrites and non-believers.  You have left the path of Islam, therefore Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has also left you to suffer in the hands of your enemies.  You are facing Azab in this world and a bigger Azab is waiting for you in Hereafter.  Alas, our  Sectarian Muslim brothers and sisters realize this key issue.
 
 
 
 
AHLE SUNNAH INSTITUTIONS IN THE WORLD
 

There are hundreds of Ahle Sunnah Institutions who are propagating Sahih Iman in the world.  In addition, there are Sufi Shaikhs who are involved in Tazkia Nafs of their Mureedeen and Mua'teqadeen.  There are Ahle Sunnah educators who are busy in educating Muslim children in Madrasas and Mosques all over the world. The Muslim community is thankful to them for their services.  CIF International Association highly regards their services and appreciates their efforts and strives to bring unity among all Ahle Sunnah Institutions in the world. 

We have certain famous Scholars in the world who enjoy large followings among Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama'a.  Prominent among them are Ash Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri,  Shaikh Ahmad Darwish, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri, Mufti Mohammad Faiz Ahmed Owaisi (r), Shaikh Bashir Farooqi, Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri, Allama Sayyad Muhammad Madani Miya Ashrafi, Allama Syed Badiuddin Soharwardy, Allama Muhammad Hashmi Al-Ashrafi, Shaikh Abu Adam Naruiji,  etc.

Correct Islamic Faith International Association (CIFIA)   has placed biographies of the above scholars on its Website as an appreciation of their tireless services to Islam. 

In this context, following issues are important.

(1) Muslims,  throughout the world, should be explained that the basic Islamic faith of all the above scholars,  and other Ahle Sunnah scholars whose names are not mentioned here, is same, as they all preach Sahih Iman in the world.

It is important that we look at the greater cause, play down the differences of opinions among our scholars and strengthen our effort  in protecting real Islam in the world.  In case we are unable to reconcile these differences, the best course is,  to resolve them in a friendly dialog, rather than expressing damaging opinions against each other in public.

If we discredit a Shaikh based on our misunderstanding and carryout a negative campaign; and if it so happens that the Shaikh was right, then we will be in lot of trouble on the Day of Judgment.  We need to be careful in this context.  

(2) BARELWI ULEMA

Similar is the case with differences of opinions among Barelvi Ulema on certain issues.  As a matter of fact, these differences of opinions are healthy for a vibrant organization and do not seem to restrict their efforts of propagating Sahih Iman in the world. 

In this context, the tireless efforts of Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan, the grand son of Ala Hazrat Ahmad Raza Khan (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) and other prominent Barelvi scholars, particularly those associated with QTV  and other organizations are well known throughout the world.  

(3) Some people object on the style of Tabhleegh of Dawat-e-Islami. But when we look at their organizational structure, sincerity of purpose and the simplicity and zeal of their Amir, we realize that their contribution in keeping the real Islam alive in the world is commendable and far reaching.

(4) All Ahle Sunnah Scholars and Shuyooks are working for the same cause, ie., propagation of Sahih Iman in the world. Therefore, Qaadris, Chishtees, Naqshbandis, Shazulis, Barelvis, or followers of other scholars and Shuyooks of Ahle Sunnah are, in fact, united in their basic faith. They are true Muslims, real Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama'ah, even though they may require improvement in their attitude and Islamic deeds. 

Let us remember that the worst and sinful Ahle Sunnah (whose Islamic faith is correct) is better than the best scholar belonging to other sects because he still has a chance of salvation in Hereafter in view of his Correct Islamic Faith. Whereas the scholars and their followers of other sects have sealed their fates because of their wrongful Islamic beliefs. 

Correct faith is an essential requirement for Salvation.  In Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) court on the Day of Judgment you will be treated as per your faith. If your basic faith is not correct, you are sure to be thrown into hell fire permanently.

It is in Hadith - It is narrated on the authority of Abd Allah ibn Amr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم )  said that the (Muslim) Ummah will divide into seventy-three groups; all of them will enter Hell except one, namely, the one that follows the way of the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ), and that of his companions (Meaning - true Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a). (Tirmidhi).

(5) We need to be broad minded and work for the cause of real Islam with one voice.  Let us shift our focus from individual organizational preferences to the greater cause of helping other Sectarian Muslims to come back to fold of real Islam.  For this purpose, there is need for greater cooperation and public meetings between  Ahle Sunnah scholars of our time as a show of solidarity towards each other and towards  our united objective of spreading Sahih Iman in the world. 

(6) Some scholars may feel unsecured and think that their individual efforts will get eclipsed when we talk of Unity among Ahle Sunnah.  They fear that the leadership will go into the hands of  more famous scholars.  This kind of apprehensions are unfounded because our reward is  secured by Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and His Apostle Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ).  We should serve our people selflessly, without regard to any personal ambitions of fame and leadership.  Let us remember that a single person  or a single organization, howsoever large it may become,  cannot do much on its own.  But as a team we can do wonders in the world.  

(7)  The purpose of establishment of CIFIA is to encourage all Ahle Sunnah Islamic Institutions to cooperate with each other, without compromising their individual identities  and functioning in the world. The Unity among Ahle Sunnah Scholars and Institutions will impact the world in an unprecedented way and will create a positive atmosphere that will help us  revive real Islam in the world.



 
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