SUFISM IS NOT ISLAM, SO WHAT IS IT?

                                                  SUFISM IS NOT ISLAM, SO WHAT IS IT?

A Sufi sheikh says non-Muslims can embrace Sufism without becoming Muslims. Sufism is therefore not same as Islam. Tap link for proof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ2hab3XNPg

In cyberspace, one can view images and videos of Sufi mystics and elders dancing in rhythmic forms to the background of vibrant melodies. Disturbing images of mystic Sufi elders jabbing their heads with knives or submitting themselves to various means of torture are all too common as well. One interested in Islam may get a wrong idea about Islam by thinking that ‘Sufism’ is just a synonym of Islam.

The question that arises, are they really Muslims, and are they practicing Islam? Though a tiny minority, Sufis can be found in many countries. Sufism is divided into ‘orders’; each differs from the other in terms of belief and practice. Among the surviving groups today are the Tijaani order, the Naqshabandi order, the Qadiri order and the Shadthili order.

Sh. Ibn Taymiyyah, mentions that the first appearance of Sufism was in Basrah, Iraq, where some people went to extremes in worship and in avoiding the worldly life. Ibn al-Jawzi, wrote in his book ‘Talbis Iblis’ about the origin of the name used by this group, saying: ‘They are called by this name in relation to the first person who dedicated his life to worship around the Ka’bah, whose name was Sufah.’.Those who wanted to emulate him called themselves ‘Sufis’.

Ibn al-Jawzi also said: ‘they would wear woolen clothes.’ Wool in Arabic is called ‘soof’ and woolen clothes were the sign of an ascetic during those times. In any case, the word Sufi was not present at the time of Prophet Muhammad and his companions instead first appeared at about 200 Hijrah.

SO, WHAT IS ZUHD (ASCETICISM)?

Zuhd does not mean wearing scruffy clothing, withdrawing from people and keeping away from society, or fasting constantly. The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) is the leader of all zaahids (ascetics) but he would wear new clothes; adorn himself to meet delegations, for Jumu’ah and for Eid; mix with people and call them to do good and teach them about their religion; and he forbade his companions to fast constantly. Rather zuhd means shunning that which is haraam and that which Allaah hates; avoiding shows of luxury and overindulging in worldly pleasures; focusing on doing acts of worship; and making the best preparation for the Hereafter. The best explanation of that is the life of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam). Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas 

SO, WHAT IS SUFISM?

In its earliest form, Sufi teachings placed emphasis on the spiritual aspects of Islam. Overtime, infamous Sufi elders introduced practices foreign to Islam e.g. grave worship, dancing, playing music, and even consuming heroin, hashish etc.

Series of concepts and practices that range from poverty, seclusion, deception, depriving the soul, singing and dancing; based on a mix of shirk from religions and philosophies such as Greek philosophies, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Hinduism coloured with Islam. It is simply Dogmatic “Mysticism/Shirk”. Read on and be amazed.

PRINCIPLE OF SUFISM

‘Willful and total submission to the Sheikh’, is probably the motto of Sufism. From a glance, it is clear that a special and complete bond is formed between the head of the Sufi order (the ‘Sheikh’) and the Mureed (follower).

Basically, the follower gives a pledge of allegiance, whereby he pledges to obey the Sheikh, and in turn the Sheikh promises to deliver the follower from every problem or calamity that may befall him. This is against the Quran “And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another.” (Q7:164). Once a follower agrees, he is blessed and assigned a set of Dhikr (chants). The follower is to carry on with his life in a manner that is laid out by the Sufi order. If a conflict arises between his duties within the order and outside duties, the follower is to act upon the instructions of the Sheikh absolutely. The follower must never argue with the Sheikh, nor ask him for a proof in relation to the actions he does.

As Muslims we believe that all acts of worship are ‘Tawqeefiyah’, i.e. not subject to opinion; thus must be substantiated with textual evidences that are both authentic and decisive. God, Almighty, tells us: “Say (to them), ‘produce your proof if you are truthful.’” (Q 2:111)

We believe that there is no middle-man between God and His slaves. We are to call unto Him directly. God tells us: “And your Lord says, ‘Call upon Me; I will respond to you.’ Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible.” (Q40:60)

In Sufism, the Sheikh is thought to be ‘the inspired man to whose eyes the mysteries of the hidden are unveiled, for the Sheikhs see with the light of God and know what thoughts and confusions are in man’s hearts. Nothing can be concealed from them.’ Ibn Arabi, claimed that he used to receive direct revelation from God, similar to the way that Prophet Muhammad did, and was quoted as saying: “Some works I wrote at the command of God sent to me in sleep, or through mystical revelations.” M. Ibn Arabi, “The Bezels of Wisdom,” pp.3

“And who is more disbelieving than he who forges a lie against God, or says, ‘It has been revealed to me,’ when nothing has been revealed to him?”(Q 6.93)

THE COVENANT/ALLEGIANCE

This is a ceremony, which is common among all Sufi Orders. The Sheikh and the follower hold hands and close their eyes in solemn meditation. The follower wilfully and wholeheartedly pledges complete and unconditional allegiance, obedience and loyalty to the Sheikh, the order and never to walk away. After this, the Sheikh recites:

“Verily, those who take the allegiance to you take it to Allah.” (Q 48:10)

The follower is then given his specific Dhikr. The Sheikh asks the follower: “Have you accepted me as your Sheikh and spiritual guide before God, Almighty?” In reply, the follower is to say: “I have accepted,” and the Sheikh responds saying: “And we have accepted.” Both of them recite the Testimony of Faith and the ceremony is ended by the follower kissing the Sheik’s hand. This entire ceremony was unknown during the Prophet’s life and the best three generations that preceded him. So, Sufism, is a binding order that strips one of free thought and personal discretion and puts him at the mercy of the Sheikh of the order… as it has been said by some Sufi elders, ‘one must be with their Sheikh as a dead person is while being washed’, i.e. one should not argue, or oppose the opinion of the Sheikh and must display total obedience and submission to him.

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) also said: “Verily, the best of speech is the Book of God, and the best of guidance is the guidance of (Prophet) Muhammad and the evil of all religious matters are the innovations. Every innovation (in religion) is a bid’ah and every bid’ah is misguidance, and every misguidance will lead to the Fire.” (Saheeh Muslim)

Imam Malik, may Allah grant him His Mercy, said: “He who introduces an innovation in the religion of Islam and deems it a good thing in effect claims by that Muhammad betrayed (the trust of conveying) the Divine Message.”

THE DHIKR

It is also known as the ‘Wird’ and in Sufism it is the practice of repeating the name of God, and the repetition of a set number of invocations. These invocations may include beseeching the dead or seeking help from other than God for needs that only God Almighty can grant.

Ahmad at-Tijani, a Sufi Elder, claimed that the wird was withheld by Prophet Muhammad; he did not teach it to any of his Companions. At-Tijani claimed that the Prophet knew that a time would come when the wird would be made public but the person who would do that was not yet in existence. As a result, Sufis believe that there is an ongoing chain of transmission between Prophet Muhammad and their current Sheikh. Islam, on the other hand, is very simple; there is no need for intermediaries or any saints between man and God, and one is only to submit and surrender themselves to God, Almighty. Dhikr is categorized by the Sufi elders into three categories:

A. Dhikr of the commoners, in which they are to repeat ‘La ilaaha ill-Allah Muhammad-ur-Rasoolullah’  B. Dhikr of the high class, which is to repeat the name of God, ‘Allah’.C. Dhikr of the elite, which is to repeat the Divine pronoun ‘Hu’, (i.e. He).

At times, the Dhikr is chanted in melodic hymns with eyes closed, rich music may be played (to some this is essential); moreover, some will dance before the Sheikh while saying the Dhikr. Many a time the Dhikr includes open polytheism e.g. making Sujud to the Sheikh, his grave or his picture etc

SUFI ERRORS IN TAWHEED

Allah says: “There is nothing like unto Him and He is the all-Hearing and the all-Seeing.” (Q 42:11)

God is separate from His creation and not a part of it. He is the Creator, and all else is His creation.

Sufis belief in  Al-Hulool: This belief denotes that God, Almighty, dwells in His creation. Al-It’tihaad: This belief denotes that God, Almighty, and the creation are one, united presence. Wahdatul-Wujood: This belief denotes that one should not differentiate between the Creator and the creation, for both the creation and the Creator are one entity.

Mansoor al-Hallaaj, a figure revered by Sufis, said: “I am He Whom I love,” he exclaimed, “He Whom I love is I; we are two souls co-inhabiting one body. If you see me you see Him and if you see Him you see me.”

Muhiyddin Ibn Arabi, another revered Sufi, was infamous for his statements: “What is under my dress is none but God,” “The slave is the Lord and the Lord is a slave.”. These beliefs strongly contradict the strict monotheism of Islam. These cardinal Sufi doctrines are from Christian or the Hindu belief of reincarnation. S. R. Sharda in his book, ‘Sufi Thought’ said: “Sufi literature of the post-Timur period shows a significant change in thought content. It is pantheistic. After the fall of Muslim orthodoxy from power at the centre of India for about a century, due to the invasion of Timur, Sufism became free from the control of the Muslim orthodoxy and consorted with Hindu saints, who influenced them to an amazing extent. The Sufi adopted Monism and wifely devotion from the Vaishnava Vedantic school and Bhakti and Yogic practices from the Vaishnava Vedantic school. By that time, the popularity of the Vedantic pantheism among the Sufis had reached its zenith.”

SUFI ERRORS IN BELIEF IN PROPHET MUHAMMAD

 Some say Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) was ignorant of the knowledge the Sufi Elders possess. Al-Bustami, a Sufi Sheikh said: “We have entered a sea of knowledge at the shore of which the Prophets and Messengers stood.”. Others ascribe divinity to the Prophet saying that all of creation was created from the ‘light’ of Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam). Some even believe that he was the first of creation and that he is resting upon the throne of God, which is the belief of Ibn Arabi and other Sufis who came after him.

SUFI ERRORS IN BELIEF IN PARADISE & HELL.

Sufis in general believe that one should not ask God to grant them Paradise; they even claim that the Wali (guardian) should not seek it, for it is a sign of one’s lack of intellect. To them ‘Paradise’ holds an immaterial meaning, which is to receive the knowledge of the unseen from God and to fall in love with Him. According to them, a true Sufi is not to be fearful of the Fire. Some even believe that if a Sufi elder were to spit on the Fire, it would be put out, as Abu Yazid al-Bustami claimed.

SUFI ERROR IN BELIEF IN QURAN

In Sufism, studying the exegesis of the Quran or pondering the meanings of its verses is discouraged, and at times, even forbidden. Sufis claim that every verse of the Quran has an outward meaning and an inward meaning. The inward meaning is understood solely by the Sufi elders. “(This is) a Scripture that We have revealed unto you, full of blessing, that they may ponder its revelations, and that men of understanding may reflect.” (Q 38:29).

IT IS PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT SUFISM IS NOT ISLAM, IT IS SIMPLY DOGMATIC MYSTICISM/SHIRK.

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MAWLID NABIYY: CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION.

MAWLID NABIYY: CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION.

 “…The most truthful speech is the Book of Allah. The best way is the way of Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam).The worst of affairs are the novelties; every novelty (in the deen) is an innovation, every innovation is misguidance & every misguidance is in the Fire.” An-Nasaa’e. “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected.”(Bukhari).

Maulud  Nabbiyy (celebration of the birthday of the prophet) began 400 years after his demise  by the kufaars; Fatimid Shia (Banu Ubeyd) rulers in Egypt. It is now celebrated by many ignorant & unsuspecting Muslims throughout the world. It was never done by HIM, his COMPANIONS & the BEST GENERATIONS that followed. The so called hadith “whoever celebrates my birthday will be forgiven” is a pure FABRICATION.

Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari (radiallahuanihu): Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) was asked about fasting on Mondays & he said: “On (that day) I was born & on it Revelation came down to me.” Muslim. The prophet fasted on the day of the week he was born not fast or celebrate annually. Copy the Prophet by fasting on every day of the week you were born & not celebrate paganism annually. Can I fasting on my birthday & on mawlid nabiyy?   www.Islamqa.info/en/137931

This hadith has been deliberately misinterpreted by deviants, to mean a special day called Mawlud nabbiyy in Rabiul awwal every year (to hold a procession, a feast, a festival or a special prayer etc.).No one is sure of his date of birth, but we know his date of death for sure as (12th Rabiul awwal). Are you surprised? So, celebrating mawlid is like celebrating his death. It has suddenly become an emotional act of worship & celebration by ignorant Muslims around the world. In fact, it is a public holiday in many Muslim countries; directly copying the Christian holiday of Christmas (so called birthday of Jesus (as); their god). The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) ; “You would follow the ways of

those who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Bukhari). Those who falsely claim celebrating Mawlid is correct should also be prepared to celebrate Christmas (supposed birthday of Jesus) & that of Musa if they are sincere. Afterall,

  1. We make no distinction between any of them (Prophets)……” (Q2:136)
  2. The Messenger of Allah said, “I am the closest of the people to Jesus the son of Mary in this life and in the Hereafter….”. “…He also said, we are closer to Musa than the Jews…”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Worship in Islam, is defined as anything we do with the intention of getting closer to Almighty Allah or getting reward from Allah. Imam Ahmad, Sh. Ibn Tammiyah & all other great & competent scholars derived from the Islamic Sharia that: “ With regard to all acts of  WORSHIP  in terms of TIME, PLACE ,TYPE, NUMBER, FREQUENCY or MANNER etc. of doing them, it  is based on the principle of  “TAWQEEF” i.e. ALL ACTS OF  WORSHIP INCLUDING (DUA,DHIKR etc.) ARE FORBIDEN UNLESS SANCTIONED BY THE QURAN & AUTHENTHIC HADITH; THERE IS NO ROOM FOR OPINIONS, EMOTIONS & INNOVATIONS.THE REVERSE IS ALSO TRUE. ALL INNOVATIONS IN WORLDLY AFFAIRS ARE PERMITTED EXCEPT WHERESPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY THE QURAN & AUTHENTIC SUNNAH. All innovations in the Deen are prohibited. The worst of affairs are the novelties; every novelty (in the deen) is an innovation, every innovation is misguidance & every misguidance is in the Fire.” An-Nasaa’e. This is a principle every true & sincere Muslim must MEMORISE. There is no such self-contradictions & incompatibles like “GOOD BIDI’A” or “GOOD SHIRK” or “GOOD KUFR” in Islam. There is no such thing as Bid’ah Hasanah (“Good Innovations”) https://islamqa.info/en/864  https://islamqa.info/en/205

    Scholars have deduced from the Quran & Sunnah that For Allah to accept our deeds 3 conditions must be satisfied. (1) Tawheed Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” Q 18 :110. (2) Sincerity…Tameem Ad-Dari reported: The Messenger of Allah, (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Salam) “Religion is sincerity or sincere goodwill.” We said, “To whom?” The Prophet said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.”. (3) Mutahaba (Total Compliance) “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, & remembers Allah much”.Q33: 21. Allah says: “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah . . .” [4:80] [8:24] .”…So take what the messenger assigns to you & abstain from that which he forbids you …” (59:7).”If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you & forgive you your sins …” (3:31).

    Abu Dharr (radiallahuanihu) : Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam): “There is nothing by means of which one may draw close to Paradise & move far away from Hell but it has been explained to you. (Tabarani). The scholars have divided these teachings of the prophet into 4 categories 1) Sunnah Qawliyyah; verbal Sunnah; doing what he commanded 2) Sunnah fihinliyyah (doing what he did 3) Sunnah Takririyyah: doing what he was silent about or approved of. 4) Sunnah tarkiyyah (abandoning what he did not do inspite of the need for it e.g. he commanded adhan for all the other prayers but not for the eclipse prayer and not for the eid prayers inspite of the need for it. For instance, he observed nawafil like (tahajud & taraweeh) sometimes individually & sometimes in Jamah. However, he never observed Tahiyaat-ul-masjid (2 rakah of greeting the masjid) & rawatib (nawafils before or after obligatory salah) in jammah. Prophet also said that salah in Jamah is more rewarding than individual salah. Can we conclude from all these put together that we can observe Tahiyaat-ul-masjid (2 rakah of greeting the masjid) & rawatib (nawafil before or after obligatory salah ) in jammah  because  the prophet did that with (tahajud /taraweeh)  & because the reward of salah in jamah is greater ? No one will agree to this. Why? because the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) never prayed them that way. Doing that becomes an innovation in the deen. No, we cannot do it because the prophet never did it that way. So, it is Sunnah not to do what the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) did not do (in the deen). Don’t show once a year emotional love based on innovations to the prophet; true love lies in obeying & following his SUNNAH every second of our life.Read the Global award winning book on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam):“The sealed nectar; Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum by Sh. Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri & imbibe it into your life. Download it  for “FREE”now 1.57MB pdf.  www.kalamullah.com

    “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, and remembers Allah much”.33: 21

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  WHO WROTE THE BIRTHDAY SCRIPT?

WHO WROTE THE BIRTHDAY SCRIPT?

It was a beautiful day. I got out of bed without switching off the alarm, made it to the gym, went to dinner, and enjoyed good food & company. I smiled so much that my face hurt. I was wary not to do anything that would dampen my mood. I felt compelled to uphold my high spirits. I felt pressured to do everything I could to have a memorable day; then, I did the GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY. The next day was quite the opposite. It was raining, I was sluggish & bored. It wasn’t special, so I didn’t feel obliged to make it memorable. This made me wonder: To what extent do we act and think differently on our birthdays? The way we feel about our birthdays evolves as we hit the different milestones in life. As a child, birthdays mean presents/gifts. At 18yrs; it’s legal adulthood, you can vote, sign a contract, legally purchase alcohol, tobacco & free to do every stupid thing. 21 is the big one & the game changer.

A Swiss study in the Annals of Epidemiology found that people are about 14% more likely to die on their birthdays than other days. Birthdays are stressful for older people (heart problems, strokes, suicides &accidents), Alcohol & “birthday blues”. Someone has constructed a script he wants us to follow & the birthday industry has monetized on the birthday feeling. Its pop culture, movies & cards largely tell us how we should feel on our birthday. Cake & candles are always involved. We must party & give out party favours, we must get drunk & have illicit sex on our 18th & 21st birthday, we must announce it on Face book so that friends can comment e.g. a card reads “Another birthday? Well, look in the mirror! Do you see wrinkles? Do you see grey hairs? Of course you don’t!” Inside, it reads: “Your eyesight’s gone!” We pay no heed to the fact that these are warning signs of death day & have nothing to do with birthday. The “many happy return wishes we get from our family & friends are actually false because every birthday in reality gets us closer to death; there will be lesser such returns not many.

As kids, we grow wishing we would grow up faster until a certain age when we wish life would slow down. Then, each birthday becomes dreaded. Why? — getting closer to the grave. Scary? Birthday is indeed a celebration of closeness to death & a futile attempt to ignore the reality of death. We are pressured to celebrate & feel good about ourselves. When people can’t reach that expected level of happiness & feeling of goodness, they actually become sadder, because of an unfulfilled expectation that they’re supposed to be happy; it is called — “BIRTHDAY BLUES.”  Your birthday is the same as other days. There are still 24 hours in that day & the Universal laws of Allah are still same. Birthday is of PAGAN ORIGIN & ALIEN TO ISLAM! The World Book — Childcraft International says regarding “Holidays and Birthdays,” “For thousands of years people all over the world have thought of a birthday as a very special day. Long ago, people believed that on a birthday a person could be helped by good spirits, or hurt by evil spirits. So, when a person had a birthday, friends and relatives gathered to protect him .And that’s how birthday parties began.” Why do people say, “Happy birthday!” to each other? “For the good wishes of our friends & relatives are supposed to protect us from evil spirits.”. Artemis was the goddess of the moon. The Greeks celebrated her birthday once each month by bringing special cakes to her temple. The cakes were round like a full moon. And, because the moon glows with light, the cakes were decorated with lighted candles.” The origin of the birthday candles. People the world over attach a certain magic to their actual date of birth. We may wear a ring with our

birthstone in it for good luck. And when we blow out the candles on our birthday cake, we are careful to keep what we wished a secret. If we tell, of course, our wish won’t come true. We do these things mainly for fun. But it is also possible that there is something deep inside us that wants to believe.”

It is a tradition to give the birthday child pinches, smacks, spanks, thumps, bumps, or punches. Even though they may hurt a little, they are said to be very lucky & spank away any evil. Party snappers, horns, bursting balloons, firecrackers, and other noisemakers are just one more way of trying to scare off any bad-luck spirits that may be hovering about. The games we play at birthday parties are often a symbol of trying to know the unknown. e.g.

“Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey”. Birthday & all the customs & traditions connected with its observance have pagan origin & have to do with guessing the future, good wishes for the future, good luck charms against evil spirits etc. A true Muslim should never indulge in birthday celebration whether for self, children or for Prophet Muhammad, just because it seems so attractive, fun, and harmless. It turns people away from the reality of death, truths of Allah & idolizes the SELF.  SO, WHO WROTE THE BIRTHDAY SCRIPT? SHAYTAN DID! Tap link for Pagan origin of Birthday Dr. Bilal Philip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXEHrNBaoOo

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MAWLID NABIYY: CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION

MAWLID NABIYY: CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION.

 “…The most truthful speech is the Book of Allah. The best way is the way of Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam).The worst of affairs are the novelties; every novelty (in the deen) is an innovation, every innovation is misguidance & every misguidance is in the Fire.” An-Nasaa’e. “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected.”(Bukhari).

Maulud  Nabbiyy (celebration of the birthday of the prophet) began 400 years after his demise  by the kufaars; Fatimid Shia (Banu Ubeyd) rulers in Egypt. It is now celebrated by many ignorant & unsuspecting Muslims throughout the world. It was never done by HIM, his COMPANIONS & the BEST GENERATIONS that followed. The so called hadith “whoever celebrates my birthday will be forgiven” is a pure FABRICATION.

Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari (radiallahuanihu): Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) was asked about fasting on Mondays & he said: “On (that day) I was born & on it Revelation came down to me.” Muslim. The prophet fasted on the day of the week he was born not fast or celebrate annually. Copy the Prophet by fasting on every day of the week you were born & not celebrate paganism annually. Can I fasting on my birthday & on mawlid nabiyy?   www.Islamqa.info/en/137931

This hadith has been deliberately misinterpreted by deviants, to mean a special day called Mawlud nabbiyy in Rabiul awwal every year (to hold a procession, a feast, a festival or a special prayer etc.).No one is sure of his date of birth, but we know his date of death for sure as (12th Rabiul awwal). Are you surprised? So, celebrating mawlid is like celebrating his death. It has suddenly become an emotional act of worship & celebration by ignorant Muslims around the world. In fact, it is a public holiday in many Muslim countries; directly copying the Christian holiday of Christmas (so called birthday of Jesus (as); their god). The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) ; “You would follow the ways of those who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Bukhari).

Worship in Islam, is defined as anything we do with the intention of getting closer to Almighty Allah or getting reward from Allah. Imam Ahmad, Sh. Ibn Tammiyah & all other great & competent scholars derived from the Islamic Sharia that: “ With regard to all acts of  WORSHIP  in terms of TIME, PLACE ,TYPE, NUMBER, FREQUENCY or MANNER etc. of doing them, it  is based on the principle of  “TAWQEEF” i.e. ALL ACTS OF  WORSHIP INCLUDING (DUA,DHIKR etc.) ARE FORBIDEN UNLESS SANCTIONED BY THE QURAN & AUTHENTHIC HADITH; THERE IS NO ROOM FOR OPINIONS, EMOTIONS & INNOVATIONS.THE REVERSE IS ALSO TRUE. ALL INNOVATIONS IN WORLDLY AFFAIRS ARE PERMITTED EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY THE QURAN & AUTHENTIC SUNNAH. All innovations in the Deen are prohibited. The worst of affairs are the novelties; every novelty (in the deen) is an innovation, every innovation is misguidance & every misguidance is in the Fire.” An-Nasaa’e. This is a principle every true & sincere Muslim must MEMORISE. There is no such self-contradictions & incompatibles like “GOOD BIDI’A” or “GOOD SHIRK” or “GOOD KUFR” in Islam. There is no such thing as Bid’ah Hasanah (“Good Innovations”) https://islamqa.info/en/864  https://islamqa.info/en/205

Scholars have deduced from the Quran & Sunnah that For Allah to accept our deeds 3 conditions must be satisfied. (1) Tawheed Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” Q 18 :110. (2) Sincerity…Tameem Ad-Dari reported: The Messenger of Allah, (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Salam) “Religion is sincerity or sincere goodwill.” We said, “To whom?” The Prophet said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.”. (3) Mutahaba (Total Compliance) “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, & remembers Allah much”.Q33: 21. Allah says: “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah . . .” [4:80] [8:24] .”…So take what the messenger assigns to you & abstain from that which he forbids you …” (59:7).”If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you & forgive you your sins …” (3:31).

Abu Dharr (radiallahuanihu) : Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam): “There is nothing by means of which one may draw close to Paradise & move far away from Hell but it has been explained to you. (Tabarani). The scholars have divided these teachings of the prophet into 4 categories 1) Sunnah Qawliyyah; verbal Sunnah; doing what he commanded 2) Sunnah fihinliyyah (doing what he did 3) Sunnah Takririyyah: doing what he was silent about or approved of. 4) Sunnah tarkiyyah (abandoning what he did not do inspite of the need for it e.g. he commanded adhan for all the other prayers but not for the eclipse prayer and not for the eid prayers inspite of the need for it. For instance, he observed nawafil like (tahajud & taraweeh) sometimes individually & sometimes in Jamah. However, he never observed Tahiyaat-ul-masjid (2 rakah of greeting the masjid) & rawatib (nawafils before or after obligatory salah) in jammah. Prophet also said that salah in Jamah is more rewarding than individual salah. Can we conclude from all these put together that we can observe Tahiyaat-ul-masjid (2 rakah of greeting the masjid) & rawatib (nawafil before or after obligatory salah ) in jammah  because  the prophet did that with (tahajud /taraweeh)  & because the reward of salah in jamah is greater ? No one will agree to this. Why? because the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) never prayed them that way. Doing that becomes an innovation in the deen. No, we cannot do it because the prophet never did it that way. So, it is Sunnah not to do what the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) did not do (in the deen). Don’t show once a year emotional love based on innovations to the prophet; true love lies in obeying & following his SUNNAH every second of our life.Read the Global award winning book on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam):“The sealed nectar; Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum by Sh. Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri & imbibe it into your life. Download it  for “FREE”now 1.57MB pdf.  www.kalamullah.com

“Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, and remembers Allah much”.33: 21

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