Thursday, 30 August 2012

Militant Salafism Is Pushing Muslim Ummah Towards Civil War .

By: Maulana Muhammad A. K. Azad [ Abu Arif Al Alawi ]

  Why Salafi terrorists don’t destroy it first ?  Grave of Ibn Taymiyya, the undisputed Imam  of the Wahabbis  can be seen here. []

         Why Salafi terrorists don’t destroy it also?   The Imam of the Wahabbis in India ( so called ahlul hadith) , Siddiq Hasan Khan Bhopali-al Qinnawji  is buried in this solid grave.

                          All Praise is due to Allah The Most High. Peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam, his family and  his companions.

                            Extremist Salafism is a threat for Islam today.  This British-Created and Saudi-Sponsored terrorist movement  has not only tarnished the image of Islam by carrying out terrorist activities across the globe,  but they even  are trying to push Muslim Ummah towards Civil War. In the name of reform, they are dividing Muslims into sects and sub-sects and  due to their bigoted beliefs even they themselves have  been divided into countless sects and all are calling each other kafirs. Salafi preacher Dr. Zakir Naik confesses that , “each group fighting against the other calling the other Salafiya KAFIR....... 
 [Ref : .Dr Zakir Naik Talks About Salafi`s Ahl-e-hadith. By Milkshaykh 01. SAHADAH PROJECT]

                        Hate-Monger Salafi terrorists'  latest act in the direction of pushing Muslim Ummah towards civil war is their heinous attack on the blessed Sufi Shrines in Libya. They made  a series of coordinated attacks against a number of Libyan sites that are part of its religious heritage including tombs of Muslim scholars and sages.  Sheikh Musa Furber  writes“The attacks were not limited to road construction equipment demolishing the structures built immediately around graves (as well as exhuming some of the bodies), but included burning books contained in the sites’ libraries – all of this under the Salafi banner of ‘removing sources of religious innovation”. Sheikh Musa Furber  lambasts Kharizi Salafis saying : If these buildings pose such a risk to the masses, why did the previous generations of Muslims allow these shrines to remain in Libya and elsewhere? The grave of the prophet Ismail is located within the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina grew to envelop the grave of the Prophet Muhammad. Why is it that both of these graves and the mosques around them were left unmolested? The answer is simple: the sages, muftis, judges, and rulers of previous generations did not consider them as loci for heresy; they did not consider their forcible removal to be the proper legal response. In short, the earliest generations — the Salaf from which the contemporary Salafi derive their name — did not understand the Quran and Sunnah to require forcible exhuming the bodies of Muslims or destroying tombs and other structures built adjacent to their graves. Sheikh Musa Furber  further writes : “ What is important here is that the religious and political authorities responsible for safeguarding religion and society were aware of the situation and left these sites alone. That is, until the 19th century when more militant forms of what became today’s Salafi movements began razing tombs in the Arabian Peninsula on the grounds that they lead to polytheism and declaring anyone in their vicinity a polytheist. Needless to say, the fatwa that were propagated to defend such destruction, as well as those that provide ‘legitimacy’ behind such crimes in today’s Libya, are spurious--- - [Al Araby News reports Thu Aug 30, 2012]  

                         Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta calls Salafi Terrorists  “criminals,” “renegades,” and “hellhounds.”:  Egypt’s House of Edicts (Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah) issued an official statement condemning the attacks against the mosques and tombs of Sheikhs Ahmed al-Zarrouq and Abdel Salam al-Asmar, and which was reaffirmed on the Grand Mufti’s personal web site. Whereas the Egypt’s House of Edicts usually uses sedated language in its fatwas, the text of this fatwa used rare and uncharacteristically strong language, describing the perpetrators of these actions as “criminals,” “renegades,” and “hellhounds.”- [Al Araby News reports Thu Aug 30, 2012]  

         Fatwa of   The League of Libyan Ulema, a group of more than 200 Muslim scholars On Salafi Terrorists   : “The League of Libyan Ulema, a group of more than 200 Muslim scholars, on Tuesday evening blamed the attacks on a son of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Saadi, and his Libyan Salafi allies it said were inspired by radical preachers.“This group has repeatedly attempted to undermine the stability of our country,” it said. Niger, where Saadi Gaddafi took refuge after his father was overthrown, has refused to extradite him despite requests from Tripoli.Sufi theologian Aref Ali Nayed said Libya had not seen such attacks for centuries. “Even Mussolini’s fascists did not treat our spiritual heritage with such contempt,” he said, referring to Italy’s occupation of Libya from 1911 until World War Two.” [The Express Tribune

Statement by the League of Libyan Ulema 
Regarding the Assault on Libya’s Mosques and Mausoleums 

Praise be to God, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings on the Prophet Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

The Libyan revolution, which was launched on February 17th of last year, initially sought to achieve legitimate goals through peaceful means. Despite the fact that the government was flagrantly killing innocent Libyan men while carrying out sexual assaults on Libyan women, many young men remained in their homes, under the influence of scholars who argued that the government was legitimate, and accordingly, rising up against it was an act of sedition.

Only after the Lord granted the revolutionaries victory did these youth join the fray, trying to present themselves as leaders of the movement – this despite the fact that up until that moment (and even afterwards) they had allied themselves with Saadi Gaddafi who financed the establishment of a puritanical Salafi school for them in one of the mosques of Tripoli.

This group has repeatedly attempted to undermine the stability of our country to achieve their fiendish goals. To this end, they have set off bombs at the tombs of saints, destroyed places of worship, burned down religious schools, pillaged libraries with rare and priceless manuscripts, and abducted and tortured dozens of those whose only crime was to refute their errors or stop their destruction, as in Zliten. In this, the more radical elements of the security apparatus have been complicit.

These renegades are inspired by a school of thought foreign to our venerable and indigenous traditions, a school of thought comprised of the most errant positions at odds with the teachings of the vast majority of Muslim scholars.

Assaulting a tomb and exhuming its inhabitant is a grave sin in Islam. The classical jurist Malik narrated in his Muwatta that the Prophet (peace be upon him) cursed those who dig up the graves of others.[1] Similarly, the Prophet (pbuh) declared, “Breaking the bone of a dead Muslim is as grave as breaking their bone when they are alive.”[2] And at the funeral of the Prophet’s wife Maymouna, Ibn Abbas firmly instructed the pall-bearers: “When you raise up the bier, make sure not to let it shake back and forth, but carry it with the utmost care.”[3] It should go without saying that digging up someone’s body and blowing up their grave is that much more blasphemous. [4]

These renegades claim that visiting the mausoleums of the saints amounts to idolatry, a position which contradicts the Prophet (pbuh)’s saying that “While I used to forbid you from visiting people’s graves, feel free to do so now, since visiting them is a good remembrance of one’s own mortality”[5] not to mention that it contradicts the well-established practice of Muslim society from its very beginnings. To the extent that there are some people who pray to these saints to the exclusion of God, this is due to their own ignorance and does not in any way call for the destruction of these sites or the murder of its attendants.

The Grand Mufti of Libya  ( Saudi-Paid Wahabi Mullah)recently published a fatwa legitimizing the destruction of mosques built around a tomb; this fatwa is inappropriate for several reasons. First of all, the mufti should well know that all tombs in Libya, without exception, which are attached to a mosque are separated from the actual prayer area by a wall. Secondly, the mufti bases his fatwa on the isolated position of the medieval jurist Ibn Taymiyya, whom he describes as “the great sage of Islam (shaykh al-Islam)” – as if there have not been scores of scholars who have shared this encomium. The fact is that the vast majority of Muslim scholars have found no problem with having a tomb adjoin a mosque in the manner found in our society. And in any case, the Great Mosque of Medina contains not only the tomb of our Prophet (pbuh), but those of his close Companions Abu Bakr and Umar – and not a single Muslim from the Prophet’s generation ever suggested that their bodies be moved out of the mosque precinct or that the mosque should be relocated. Furthermore, the fact that the Companions debated whether to bury the Prophet (pbuh) beneath his pulpit only underlines the acceptability of this. And the Prophet himself (pbuh) commanded that “A prophet should be buried wherever he breathes his last.” [6] And Lady Ayesha, who was well-versed in Islamic law, would perform her prayers next to his grave. Thirdly, the mufti has contravened the position of the dominant school of law here in Libya – namely, the Maliki school – even though he formally committed himself to its rulings through the Fatwa Law which he himself drafted.

Accordingly, those who murder civilians and destroy our very heritage are renegades who defy God’s law. Islam enjoins on us to restrain them by force and hold them accountable for all their crimes, for as the Lord says in scripture: “It is but a just recompense for those who make war on God and His apostle, and endeavour to spread corruption on earth, that they are slain in great numbers, or crucified in great numbers, or have, in result of their perverseness, their hands and feet cut off in great numbers, or are [entirely] banished from [the face of] the earth: such is their ignominy in this world. But in the life to come [yet more] terrible suffering awaits them” [7] and “Hence, who could be more wicked than those who bar the mention of God’s name from [any of] His houses of worship and strive for their ruin, [although] they have no right to enter them save in fear [of God]? For them, in this world, there is ignominy in store; and for them, in the life to come, a terrible suffering.” [8]

In conclusion, it is the responsibility of the National Conference and the Interim Government to take measures to deter these renegades and hold them to account; to rebuild what they destroy and retrieve what they steal; as well as to hold to account those elements in the security apparatus who have betrayed their office to aid these criminals.

Similarly, the League of Libyan Ulema calls on the venerable National Conference and Interim Government to pressure the government of Saudi Arabia to restrain its clerics who meddle in our affairs in the following ways: providing intensive courses for Libyan youth where they are brainwashed with extremist ideas and taught to give their allegiance to the Saudi clerics to the exclusion of the just Lord Himself; promoting millions of free books and tapes in Libya which attack our moderate religious traditions; and pounding the simple masses with the propaganda that Libyan scholars are worthless and should not be heeded.  Accordingly, a formal complaint should be submitted to the League of Arab States and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation regarding this flagrant intervention in our domestic affairs.
Neglecting the grave responsibility of the security and stability of our country is a dereliction of duty; as the Prophet himself (pbuh) stated, “Those who do not actively care for the well-being of the Muslim community are not part of it.” [9]

Sedition ever lies below the surface; May God curse those who would stir it up.
Peace be upon you and the blessings of God

The League of Libyan Ulema
Dr. Umar Mawloud Abdu l-Hamid

[1]  The Book of Funerals, On Matters of Disappearance, No. 44.
[2]  Narrated by Imam Malik in The Muwatta’, The Book of Funerals, On Matters of Disappearance, No. 45.
[3]  Sahih Al-Bukhari, The Book of Marriage, Chapter on Having Several Wives.
[4]  Refer to the Al-Mabsut (The Unravelled) of Al-Sarakhsi, vol. 1, p. 190; Al-Sharh Al-Kabir (The Great Commentary) of Al-Dardir, vol. 1, p. 188; Al-Hawi (The Container) of Al-Mawardi, vol. 2, p. 336 and Al-Insaf (The Equity) of Al-Mawardi, vol. 1, p. 348.
[5]  The Sunan of Abu Dawud, The Book of Funerals, Chapter on Visiting Graves, No. 3235.
[6]  The Sunan of Ibn Majah, The Book on What Has Been Related Regarding Funerals, Chapter on What Has Been Related Regarding His (PBUH) Death and Burial, No. 1628.
[7]  The Holy Qur’an [Al-Ma’idah 5:33]
[8]  The Holy Qur’an [Al-Baqarah 2:114]
[9]  Narrated by Al-Bayhaqi in The Branches of Faith, Chapter on Asceticism, No. 10586.

    Ya Allah ! Save us from Salafi Nazdi fitna and shower mercy  upon Muslim ummah.

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