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Muslim Group Scholars Debates Munazra accusation interrelation Reality and Islamic principles


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ تَرَاهُمْ رُكَّعًا سُجَّدًا يَبْتَغُونَ فَضْلاً مِنْ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانًا سِيمَاهُمْ فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ مِنْ أَثَرِ السُّجُودِ ذَلِكَ مَثَلُهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَمَثَلُهُمْ فِي الإِنجِيلِ كَزَرْعٍ أَخْرَجَ شَطْأَهُ فَآزَرَهُ فَاسْتَغْلَظَ فَاسْتَوَى عَلَى سُوقِهِ يُعْجِبُ الزُّرَّاعَ لِيَغِيظَ بِهِمْ الْكُفَّارَ وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ مِنْهُمْ مَغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا (الفتح: 29 
Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are hard on the disbelievers, compassionate among themselves;[48:29

After analyzing content of group affiliated Islamic Forum discussions and video/TV talks on you tube/internet.
Certain disturbing trends are emerging. Making group and organisation for a common cause is not a problem but the groupism is a problem. Muslim speaker/forums have very deep and partisan affiliation with certain group/sub ideology. When they come for criticism of other group they violate many of direct command of Quran and Hadith.
Some of the Violations of orators criticizing others are summarized here.
There are many brothers (some of them are considered as good orators also) who made video talks/when they are asked a question from audience/write an article about any negative aspect of other Muslim person/organization/Movements they don’t do ground research.

They don’t follow the following Requirement of Quran 
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ جَاءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَنْ تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ (الحجرات: 6

[49:6] O you who believe, if a sinful person brings you a report, verify its correctness, lest you should harm a people out of ignorance, and then become remorseful on what you did.


2. Many a times they base their talk/article on some other Talks/article and donot check it correctness by this way the wrong information once start enters into a vicious cycle. They violate this Rule of Prophet in Sahih Muslim.
‹‹كفى بالمرء كذبا أن يحدِّثَ بكلِّ ما سمع›› 
Sayyidina Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said, "It is enough falsehood for a person to transmit everything he hears." [Muslim]


3. Another dangerous trend is of suspicion about fellow muslims/Muslim.
Allah (SWT) emphatically prohibit suspicion

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِنْ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ وَلاَ تَجَسَّسُوا وَلاَ يَغْتَبْ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضًا أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَحِيمٌ (الحجرات: 12)
[49:12]
O you who believe, abstain from many of the suspicions. Some suspicions are sins. And do not be curious (to find out faults of others), and do not backbite one another. Does one of you like that he eats the flesh of his dead brother? You would abhor it. And fear Allah. Surely Allah is Most-Relenting, Very-Merciful.

وَمَا يَتَّبِعُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ إِلاَّ ظَنًّا إِنَّ الظَّنَّ لاَ يُغْنِي مِنْ الْحَقِّ شَيْئًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا يَفْعَلُونَ (يونس: 36).
[10:36]
Most of them follow nothing but conjectures (speculation Assumptions). Surely, conjectures are of no avail in the matter of truth at all. Certainly, Allah is fully aware of what they do.
[It is narrated in Bukhari & Muslim on the authority of Sayyidina Abu Hurairah (RA) that Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassllam) stated, "Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales; and do not look for the others' faults and do not spy..."

There are authentic traditions which instruct us that we should judge matters on the apparent and also make decisions based on the apparent and similar is the statement of Sayyidina Umar (RA) in which he instructs the believers not to interpret the sayings and actions of one's brothers on the evil until it can be interpreted upon the good.

4. They don’t seek any explanation from fellow Muslims and don’t take any explanation/interpretation of Khair rather they stick to only explanation/interpretation what they have understood or orator of their group/choice are telling.

5. Even if your intention is correction your approach should be polite. It becomes apparent from the criticism of fellow Muslims on you tube/Articles of many of our brothers that they think that the correct methodology for Dawah/correction is only based on harshness, strict measures and softness and conciliation shouldn't be adopted and they consider adopting softness and conciliatory attitude to be against wisdom and they expect everyone to agree with them and those who disagree are labelled to be as careless in forbidding the evil. We wish for such people to understand and accept the soft, lenient and conciliatory approach because when Allah (SWT) sent Sayyidina Musa (AS) to Fir'aun he was commanded
فَقُولاَ لَهُ قَوْلاً لَيِّنًا لَعَلَّهُ يَتَذَكَّرُ أَوْ يَخْشَى (طه: 44
[[20:44] So speak to him in soft words. May be, he accepts the advice or fears (Allah).
:(No Muslim group/Person is as bad as Firaun (Pharao) and no Daee/person who has come for criticism is as good as Sayyidina Musa (AS) who was a prophet.)
And Allah (SWT) states:
ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ ضَلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ (النحل: 125). 
[16:125] Invite (people) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good counsel. And argue with them in the best of manners... 

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِنْ اللَّهِ لِنْتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنْتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لاَنْفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الأَمْرِ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ (آل عمران: 159). 
[3:159] So, (O Prophet) it is through mercy from Allah that you are gentle to them. Had you been rough and hard-hearted, they would have dispersed from around you...

Narrated by Aisha: Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said: Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty and it is not withdrawn from anything but it makes it defective. [Muslim]

 Sayyidina Abu Huraira (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said, "Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales; and do not look for the others' faults and do not spy, and do not be jealous of one another, and do not desert (cut your relation with) one another, and do not hate one another; and O Allah's worshipers! Be brothers (as Allah has ordered you!")
 [Bukhari]
The infighting among muslim groups/organization/ Speakers and orators on Internet ,You Tube ,Group forums and Facebook etc on the name of Islam is the threat within to Ummat e Muslimah. 

Let us Analyse most of the group bashing book/ video audio talk on internet...............
Group bashers/ internet sheikh and Flag bearers of different groups will start talk/book with the name of Quran Hadith kitab o Sunnat Salafus salehin Imam,  will read        بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Afterwards in book and talk.............
 1.They will forget the Quran and Hadith Guidelines and Sahaba Salafus salehin way about doing Nahi Anil Munkar. 

2.They will indulge in made up lies, cooked arguement, slip of tongue slip of pen, Quoting out of context insults and personal attacks.
3.They will remember only thing that they have come to criticise the other group and to become popular among their supporters. Some times in staged programme supporters will give loud clap under group mentality.

4.Most of the time issues are blown out of proportion away from reality.They will spread confusion to strengthen their group and some worldly benefit of fame and position.
Actually Iblees/Satan is responsible for this.
He is keeping away us from Positive Dawah.On each front of Islam so much work is remaining.But Iblees has involved us in criticising each others/Leg pulling,instead of doing something positive at ground. Iblees is teaching us that criticism/controversy is easiest way of gaining popularity.

The Quran and Ahadith and Sahabah life has laid down well established principle for criticism andthe way of Nahi Anil Munkar.   
Critism should be with deep knowledge ,clear heart and intention(WASEE ILM aur PAK QULOOB) for the purpose of correction.  


. [48:29] Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are hard on the disbelievers, compassionate among themselves;

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says:
And for those who harm believing men and believing women - without their having done any wrong- they surely burden themselves with the guilt of slander and a glaring sin. [AI-Ahzab 33:58]


[104:1]
Woe to every backbiter, derider


'Abdullah Radiyallahu 'anhu narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: To abuse a Muslim is disobedience, and his murder is infidelity. (Bukhari)


Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu 'anhu naixates that Nabr Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: Avoid jealousy, verily, jealousy consumes good deeds like fire consumes dry wood (or he said) grass. (Abu Dawud)

2. Extreme careful should be for calling anyone  infidel or enemy of Allah/ Rasool or abusive words. 

Abu Dhar Radiyallahu 'anhu narrates: I heard Rasullullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam saying: He who calls someone an infidel or enemy of Allah, but that person is not guilty, then t! ese words return to the one who blamed. (Muslim) 

'Abdullah ibn 'Amr Radiyallahu 'anhuma narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: He who abuses a Muslim is like one who is heading to his destruction. (Tabarani, Jami- 'us-Saghir)

Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu 'anhu narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: Indeed the biggest amongst the major sins is to attack a Muslim's honour unjustly. (Abu Dawud)


4. Very common Problem  .....Groupism ridden scholars will present isolated sentence from opponent group book and will inter prate it out of context.......... 
ALLAH pak says
[49:6] O you who believe, if a sinful person brings you a report, verify its correctness, lest you should harm a people out of ignorance, and then become remorseful on what you did.

If  scholars  are criticising any book or talk following principle must be followed. Present full page and not Isolated sentence At times after reading sentence before and after only correct meaning become clear. 
Dont believe the word/ sentence presented by speaker unless you confirm from original source. At times after after one or two reference 
 ALLAH pak says in surah ASRA
And do not follow a thing about which you have no knowledge. Surely, the ear, the eye and the heart - each one of them shall be interrogated about. [17:36] Very clear Hadith is there in Saheeh Muslim

The prohibition of speaking about everything that one hears.Matan of Hadeeth starts with “KAFA BILAMRE KAZIBAN……………………………(MUSLIM SHAREEF)
(Translation ) “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
 ‘It is sufficient lying for a man to speak of everything that he hears.’”

Same article is in Surah Nisa also. Ibne katheer write in Tafseer of this “ In this Ayat there is negation on the act of those who spread facts before confirming it and spread them stead fast ,whoever at times these are not true”


5.In the matter of difference of opinion on jurisprudence/fiqh issue ..............the groupism ridden scholars will present Hadith in evidence of their point and will conceal the Hadith supporting others view............................So please see all the Ahadith on issue that will give a complete Pictureand see the evidence of other group also.This will decrease the mistrust and jealousy between groups that consider others Imams opinion as wrong and baseless. 
For Example....... In one of  talk on you tube................(One of famous internet/ TV Scholar) said.......
that Placing Hand on the chest is from Authentic Hadith. and rest all Positions are weak ............
But this was far from truth.


The Hadith for placing hand on chest from Wasil Ibne Hajar (R.A.) in Sahih Ibne Khuzaimah is weak(Zaeef) Hadith. Actually all the Ahadith for position of hand in prayer are weak.
The report of Wa’il Ibn Hujr (RA) to be found in S’ahih-Ibn-Khuzamah  which has these extra words. ‘on his chest’ is weak due to .......
1. Muaminil lbn Ismail reports the extra statement and he is known to be a weak narrator. He is said to have made a great deal of mistakes in the later part of his life when he was forced to resort to narrating from his memory due to his books becoming buried. lmaam Dhahabi (RA) states in Al-Mizan (on the Authority of Imam Bukhari (RA)). “His hadith are disowned.” Abu Hatim (RA) informs, ‘He made a great deal of mistakes.”Abu Zur’ah (RA) states. “His narrations contain a lot of mistakes.”
(ii) This same hadiih. although mentioned in many other books of ahadith, through various chains of narrations does not contain these extra words (on the chest) in any other one of the transmissions. This indicates that the narrations which contain that statement are only narrated through Muammil Ibn Ismail, who has been proven to be dha ‘eef.
Adding to this. Allamah Nimwi presents the same narration in his book through Abu Daud. Nasai and lbn Majah. It is also found in the Musnad of Abu Daud At Tayalisi. but none of them have any transmission which contains these extra words. ‘On the chest’.
(iii) Hafiz Ibn Hajar has confirmed in Fathul-Baari that the link of Muammil Ibn Ismail from Sufvan Thawri is weak.
(iv) Sufyan Thawri (who is mentioned in the chain of transmission) held the opinion of placing the hands beneath the navel thus, when his narration is found to be on the contrary, it will not be accepted. according to the rules of jurisprudence.
(v) Even if this hadith be accepted for a moment then we could say, the reason for Rasoolullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam)  placing his hands on his chest was merely to inform the Companions that this method is also permissible (Bavaanan-lil-Jawaaz). In no way can one prove from this hadith that this was also done by Rasoolullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) on a permanent basis.
Ibne Qayyim al Jouzi r.a (the student of Imam Ibne Taimiyya R.A) has written in ZADUL MAAD that all the Ahadith for hand positions are Weak (Zaeef). So the point is placing hand 
1.On the chest 
2.Below the chest and 
3.Below nevel
all are from hadith but all hadith are weak. 


This is the reason that different Imams Based on their Principles of derivation of rule has differed on the issue  and it is their Ijtahad and Islam has allowed it.

BUT ALL Scholars ARE AGREED THAT other RULINGs AND POSITIONs ARE also CORRECT...........Imam Shafaee opinion is of placing below chest but when he visited Imam Abu Haneefa Place prayed according to Hanafi way of placing below nevel.

This is acceptable disagreement
Hadith in Bukhari Shareef (9:133)


“If the Hakim made his Ijtihad or the extraction of the verdict from original sources of legislation and he reached the correct verdict he will get two rewards. And if he reached the wrong verdict he will only get one reward.” 


Other evidence for this acceptable disagreement in Islam


Comes from a Hadith reported by Imams Bukhari and Muslim, in which Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)ordered his companions after the battle of Al-Ahzaab
saying, “No one of you should pray Asr until you reach the village of Bani-Qurayzah (A Jewish tribe) .” While they were on their way, the time of Asr came. Some companions said we should not pray until we reach Bani-Qurayzah. Others said we should pray Asr now because the Prophet (S.A.W.) did not mean for us to leave the Asr prayer, but he wanted us to be in a hurry. So some of the companions prayed Asr , while others continued on until they reached Bani-Qurayzah after sunset. When they went back to the Prophet, they mentioned to him the story and he did not blame either one of them." This Hadith clearly shows us that the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) accepted both opinions, because if one of them were wrong then the Prophet would have expressed it at that time.
  
1.Critism should be with deep knowledge ,clear heart and intention(WASEE ILM aur PAK QULOOB) for the purpose of correction. 

 3. Works should be directed to guide people towards the Islam and not to  insult and disparage others Sheikh Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Rahimullah has written at lenth on this aspect of Muslim organisation and Scholars and has suggested way for correction in his book Tabligh e deen ka ek Usool in Urdu. 
  
May Allah guide us and give Hidayat for ourself,and for whole mankind.May Allah help us to be neutral and free from group mentality and to keep Islam first. May Allah give us taufeeq to tell truth in anger and happiness. May Allah save all of us from evil of Nafs (Self ego). Only Allah can give the strength. 

WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THIS GROUP FIGHTING.
1.One of the main reason of fighting is the many Muslim groups and organizations are lacking Positive Dawah/vision for positive work for deen. 


2.They think unless they will not criticize other to prove them wrong no one will come to their sub ideology. They lack Ikhlas .
3 For some Group bashers Islam is secondary and their group ideology is primary. .....I personally know an incident that a person reverted and became muslim. as he became muslim by effort of a Daee who was Hanafi by Jurisprudence Obviously the revert brother started Salat etc according to Hanafi Mazhab. So brother from ...........................group (Group name is erased but let me clear he was not from the follower of four Imams) went to him and unsuccessfully tried to convinced that no you are not corect path......etc........For a new Muslim can you imagine the situation?


3.In some cases Worldly benefit in the form of public support base and Big Position is close to their chest. It is eating Ummat Strength from within. 

A common methodology of groupism is done in FOLLOWING steps
 
FIRST STEP
In order to meet his objective one group X will allege the Group Y with baseless allegation.These allegation based on some text in the group Y book. Group X will present it out of context.Will give own meaning and present to public.
 

Second Step
The group Y will first try to clear the fact and will clearly tell that this was not his meaning.It has been quoted out of context.Our Aqeedah is not of the Alleged Aqeedah.

Third Step
But group X will not accept any clarification. And will propagate its interpretation by full vigour and by all possible means.Even if group Y will try best to clarify no takers will be there.


FOURTH STEP
Group Y credibility is at stake.They are desparate.
They are Seeing no option.
The group Y will also do the same.Will bring by same methodology some set of allegations. And will declare their Aqeedah wrong.

FIFTH AND NEXT STEPS
This trend and accusation and counter accusation will go on.
BIG QUESTION IS?????????????

WHO STARTED THIS...........

Who is X who first alledged ???????????????

The Answer
It is on rotation Basis on different issue they will become X and Y ...............and fighting will remain continue.
 

Although amount of contribution is more /less.............. that can vary from group to group.

Who initiated this trend is ........... History.??????
 
We dont know exactly.Very difficult to trace and of no use as they are not alive to explain their position.But a single group/person is not to be blamed.It is a collective contribution.



WHAT TO DO NEXT .........

1. All requested to do something positive to stop this trend it by whatever means intellectual or canvassing, pursuance and Special dua is requested.


2. Allah will certainly give the Reward,Even if result is not visible as Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said innamal a'malu binniyat (Bukhari Shareef Hadith No 1)

SOME ADVICE & PRECAUTIONS  FOR DOING SOMETHING AT GROUND
 WISE EFFORT
. Issue is very delicate. So do special dua and Fikr for it in Tahajjud prayers.

a) IKHLAS/SINCERITY OF INTENTION IS MUST

b) DO IT ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH AND FOR DEEN

E MUHAMMADI SALLALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM. NOT
FOR ANY WORDLY GAIN...................NAME
................FAME........POSITION

c) Keep faith on Allah. dont be disheartened if result is not visible.

d) Allah will certainly give the Reward,Even if result is not visible as Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said innamal a'malu binniyat (Bukhari Shareef Hadith No 1)

2. If the Issue is not in the base of deen and in superficial Dont make a big Issue.
Dont put anything out of context.Ask the group/writer what it intends with it

3. Dont blame any group as a whole for any wrong doing. Blame the wrong action and person concerned not the group as a whole.

4. Concentrate on General people,In Every Group there are some flag bearer. They are tough fellow but hey are only 5-10 % in each group. Dont involve with them. Dont dishearten by their comment.
They are to come at last. Concentrate on rest 90% of general population.

5. Dont go after big Ulemas/Scholar in initial phase.

Most of the Big scholars/leader in all groups are good people .So dont expect from them to come Forward in initial phase.

5. Dont wait for anyone.Start doing effort from your own level by heart tongue ,persuation,request,timely and scholary reply and dua.
May Allah guide us and give Hidayat for ourself,and for whole mankind.May Allah help us to be neutral and free from group mentality and to keep Islam first. May Allah give us taufeeq to tell truth in anger and happiness. May Allah save all of us from evil of Nafs (Self ego). Only Allah can give the strength. 


Written with input of ideas from following with JAZAKALLAH O KHAIR. 
1. Book Usul e deen by Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Rahimullah
2.Book Ummat e wahdat by Mufti Shafee Usmani Rahimullah
3. Sheikh Yusuf Malahi article “Islah Wal-Insaaf, La-Hadam Wala-Ait’saaf” available on http://www.central-mosque.com/index.php/society/investigative-reports-findings-of-saudi-scholars-on-tableeghi-jamaat.html 
4. Abdullah Ibne baaz Rahimullah letters addressed to different Scholars.http://www.central-mosque.com/index.php/society/investigative-reports-findings-of-saudi-scholars-on-tableeghi-jamaat.html
5. Talk of Sheikh Taqi Usmani and Maulana Tariq Jameel sb.
Some of the links that helped JAZAKALLH
1. http://aqeedahinislam.blogspot.in/ 
2. http://www.muftisays.com/blog/Muadh_Khan/3210_12-02-2013/refutations-or-insults.html
3.http://muslimleak.blogspot.com/

Please give your suggestions and point out mistakes in comment 

 (Reproduced with Jazakallah o Khair from below with some modification

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