The Call of True Islam
To people, who are aware to even a minimum degree of what is happening around them in this world, it does not come as any surprise what pitiable situation the population of about 1600 million or 160 crores people who claim themselves to be Muslims are in. They are being subjected to untold horror by all other peoples of this world, defeated in every aspect, insulted, humiliated and killed.
Their places of worship, their mosques, are being razed to the ground or turned into offices or clubs. Their women are being violated and killed. Yet, this is the people who go by the same name of those who were once the masters of this world. All others looked upon them in awe and respect, they ruled over half of the total land mass of the then world. They were the people who established the way of life (Deen) given by Allah over all the areas they conquered; they ruled unrivaled as none was there to challenge them in any aspect for they held the highest position in terms of military might, advances in science, civilization, in areas of new discoveries, inventions, technology and economic strength. Yet, all this could do little to prevent the wrath of Allah when the time came- and centuries have passed since they collectively lost in military confrontation to European Christian nations and accepted their subjugation in their lives. During the process of these defeats, lakhs and lakhs of these Muslims were killed, under tanks, burnt and buried alive-and shot dead, their dwellings were burned down. Their females faced the worst fates, being sold to brothels across Europe and Africa. Yet, the wrath of Allah has not ceased to this date. Christian forces in different parts of Europe namely Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Czechoslovakia, Chechnya, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Eritrea-in Asia and Africa-in the Philippines, Buddhists in the Arakan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Sing kiang (China)-Jews in the Lebanon and Palestine, Hindus in the whole of India, especially Kashmir, are carrying on with the persecution and massacre on the Muslim peoples with relentless pursuit. There has not been a single instance, where any Muslim minority has expressed their will to live as Muslims and they have not been persecuted. They are taken into custody, subjected to inhumane torture, hung or simply left to die. All because they want to live independently as Muslims. In the history of mankind, no other nation has endured the level of humiliation and insult that has been heaped on this people. The incidents in Bosnia are such that, they are no comparison in human history; where thousands of Muslim were killed and dumped in mass graves, more than two hundred thousand Muslim women were systematically raped, impregnated and held in concentration camps to prevent them from aborting their unwanted offspring. Eventually, they gave birth to children of their Christian violators.
Yet, if one were to look around to the other members of the so called Muslim nation, one would think nothing is amiss. It is as if all this torture, injustice, humiliation and insult that their brothers and sisters are being subjected to are acceptable as everyday occurrences. They eat, drink, enjoy themselves, engage in businesses and work jobs as if nothing has happened. What cruel irony! What possible cause could there be for such pitiable condition? Many thinkers are of the opinion that, it is the lack of unity amongst us or the effect of weak faith has brought this misfortune upon us. However, our leader, the Imam of Hezbut Tawhid, Muhammad Bayazeed Khan Panni says that, these are not the root causes of our downfall, they are mostly the outcome. The real reason is that we have strayed a long distance from the Kalema, the very Kalema that is the heartbeat of Islam. He has proved from the Quran, that, “La Elaha Ellallah” is the soul, the basis and the foundation of the Deen-ul-Islam. Islam is enshrined within the Kalema, there is nothing pertaining to Islam outside it. To be a Momen, Muslim or Ummat-e-Muhammadi, one has no option but to believe it with heart and soul, preach it and strive with utmost effort to establish it. Our Imam believes that a deviant, incorrect meaning of this Kalema is accepted worldwide among all today. It is believed and taught today that, the meaning of “La Elaha Ellallah”-is, there is none to be worshipped other than Allah-whereas, the actual meaning it conveys is-“there is none to be obeyed other than Allah”-because Elah and Ma’bud are two different words with two different meanings. In substituting Ma’bud for Elah we are merely using one word to replace another instead of conveying the meaning of the former e.g. ‘Elah’ a word that denotes the entity that is to be obeyed, adhered to, the soveirgn, whereas Ma’bud is ‘He, who is to be worshipped’, therefore, these two adjectives denote two different meanings. If ‘La Elaha Ellallah’ were to mean there is none to be worshipped other than Allah, then the Arabic would have been, ‘La Ma’bud Ellallah.’ But from the first Messenger Adam (A.S.) to the seal of the Messengers of Allah, Muhammad (SM) the Kalema they have all brought to their peoples has remained the same, ‘La Elaha Ellallah.’ Over two hundred thousand ‘Nabis’ or Messengers from Allah have borne witness to this same Kalema, ‘There is none to be obeyed other than Allah.’ Allah is definitely the only Ma’bud, but that is not the Kalema of Islam. The Kalema, cornerstone of the faith is to accept Him as the only Elah, no one else to be obeyed other than Him. In the Quran, Allah affirms, “Those who accept Allah and His Messenger will enter paradise”-(Sura Fatah-17, Azhab-71). Then again in Sura Nissa-69, He avows, “Those who obey Allah and His Messenger, will be in the company of Nabis, Shaheeds, Siddiqs, Saleheen,” the only condition that has been laid for the entry to paradise in both the instances, is obedience to Allah, the acceptance of His will as the only authority. It is interesting to note that, Namaz, Roza, Hajj or Zakah have none been given as a pre condition for entry to paradise, it is only the acceptance and adherence of Allah as the only authority of the only faith. The Messenger of Allah has cleared this point by saying “Man qala La Elaha Ellallah fad khalal Jannah”- (Bokhari and Muslim from Abu Zarr Ghefari R.) i.e. He who says that there is none to be obeyed except Allah will enter paradise. Here “says” means believing it with all the heart without any doubt, proclaiming it openly and struggling (Jahedu) to establish it on earth.
Our Imam has made us realize that, due to the gross error in the understanding of the meaning of Kalema, this huge population of Muslims in the world has forsaken the allegiance to Allah as the only law-giver, the only one whose ordain we are to obey. We accept Him as the Ma’bud, the one to be worshipped, believe it with our hearts and souls, say prayers to please Him, give in charity, in Zakah, fast to gain His proximity, His goodwill, engage in various other good deeds but none adhere to Him as the only one except whom there is none to be obeyed. In our collective life, we have forsaken the Deen, the way of life, as prescribed by Him and accepted and implemented those created by our fellowman, little knowing that, by doing so, e.g. diverting from the Kalema, we are turning into Moshrek and Kafer. In a Hadith describing the akheri zamana, the Messenger of Allah has stated, that the mosques will be full of Musallis, there will be shortage of space in those, but, they will be devoid of Hedayah [Source: Bayhaquee from Hazrat Ali (R.)] This ‘Hedayah’ or right guidance is the acceptance of Allah as the one besides whom there is none to be obeyed. This is Tawheed; this is ‘La Elaha Ellallah’. It does not take a genius to figure that if there is no Hedayah in mosques full of people, there is no Islam either. In today’s world, there is no place where the ordinance of Allah is adhered to, in the collective level, not even in the so-called Muslim states. Everywhere we look, the way of life, the system of government is those prescribed by the peoples and by Jews and Christians. In so doing, by implementing man-made ways of life instead of the one sent by Allah, the entire population of Muslims have indeed rejected the Deen given by Allah through His Messenger disobeyed Him and became Kafer (disobedient) like the Eblis who disobeyed Allah’s order to prostrate before Adam (A.S.) and was thrown out from His presence. Thus he became Rajim (Ousted). Muslims today, busy as they are in out-doing each other in Namaz, Hajj and Zakah in Tahajjud and Tarawih, oblivious to the fact that, the one thing they are united in is, the denial of the Kalema, Tawheed of Allah as the only law-giver, the partial, personal iman, (which is in fact shirk), that they so completely believe in, will be just as scornfully rejected by Allah and cast away on Judgment day as it is being today here on earth.
The other significant issue that has been clarified to us by our Imam is that due to the gradual deviation from the true faith, the Islam present before our eyes is the completely opposite thing to the real faith. Islam was that, which Allah revealed to us through the Messenger, who in turn entrusted the spread of the same through Jehad (all out struggle) on his followers. Moreover, Allah cautioned this nation of dire punishment and slavery if they abandon the struggle, the Jehad of implementing this on the whole of this world. (Sura: Tauba-38, 39)
The first 60-70 years of the Ummat-e-Muhammadi beginning from the life of the Messenger saw this nation, this Ummah engage in continuous and tireless effort to establish the Kalema of Allah, the rule of Allah, over half of the known world. But, misfortune soon seeped in. Over a gradual span of time, this nation forgot the concept of their faith, lost sight of their goal-which was the establishment of Islam all over the world and began to enjoy the privileged lives of kings and monarchs. But, were the word of Allah to go amiss? That too, came to pass in due course. The so-called Muslim nations lost every battle, every war against invading Christian armies, were subjugated by them and became their slaves. This slavery is continuing to this date, albeit in a bit different form. Furthermore, to ensure that this nation is never again able to raise its head, their Christian masters devised an ingenious devilish plan. After careful consideration and research, they created an Islam of their liking something that would resemble the true faith outwardly, but be the exact opposite in character to the one taught by the Messenger of Allah, sent by the maker Himself. To put this plan into action, they introduced the system of Madrassah education, they substituted the meaning of ‘Elah’ as ‘Ma’bud’ because, if they were to taught the true meaning of ‘Elah’ e.g. ‘He who is to be obeyed’, their position as the masters of the vanquished would be jeopardized thus they completely did away with the teaching of Jehad, the fight, the struggle to establish the way of life ordered for this earth by Allah. They did so because, if the Muslims were taught the true meaning of Elah and Jehad, the real Tawheed that they would revolt against their masters still remained. An Islam minus its soul (Tawheed) and life (The establishment of the faith on collective level) were taught in great detail where Namaz, Roza, Hajj, Zakah, Ablution, laws and Fatwas regarding marriage and divorce, turbans and lebass, Meswak, Kulukh, the length of beards and pajamas etc petty topics were taught to be the all important issues in Islam. In their cunning brains, the masters correctly conceived that the more engrossed these Muslims would remain in these less important matters thinking these petty matters to be the most important issues of Islam, the easier it would be to govern them and the idea of freeing themselves from their Christian masters would not occur to them! The first of these madrassahs were founded by Lord Warren Hastings in Calcutta in 1780 (what irony!). At the beginning, they entrusted the administration of this Madrassah to some of their chosen Mullahs, but when it became clear that they were not being able to deliver the desired results, they took up the reins themselves. In 1850, the first of the Christian Principals Dr. W.D. Springer M.A, took office of the Principal, after that, over the next 76 years, 27 Christian Orientalists, in successive order, held the highest administrative office of this madrassah, teaching a lifeless, soul-less Islam to these so-called Muslim population. What irony! Muslims to learn their faith from Non-Muslims! When they were convinced that, this dead, defunct Islam had become imbedded in the hearts, souls and minds of the people, they relinquished the post of the Principal to ‘Alems’ well-versed in the curricula of their very Madrassah. [Source: Reports on Islamic Education in Bengal by-Dr. Sikander Ali Ibrahimy, and ‘Ali’a Madrassah-r Itihash’ by Mustafa Harun, Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh ].The Christian masters executed this masterplan not only in this subcontinent but also in other Muslim counties they occupied militarily. It has been over half a century that, the British have left this sub-continent, yet the system of Islamic Education-devoid of Hedayah, Jehad and soul (Tawheed) introduced by them has prevailed to this day. The Muslims continue to be misguided by it, accept it to be the correct form and observe it with utmost sincerity. Therefore, there is no let-up in the wrath of Allah that has long since descended upon us either.
Our Imam maintains that, those who accept this perverted version of Deen-ul-Islam, this Islam where Jehad and Allah’s all-encompassing Tawheed are absent (as taught by their Christian masters) live in Fool’s Paradise, immersed in Shirk and Kufr. He has drawn the anger of a particular class of people on himself. Because of this truth it is the lot who claim themselves to be the torchbearers of this opposite-directed, perverted version of Islam, the so-called ‘Alem’, ‘Ulema’ society; the same Alems who are divided into hundred different groups over petty ‘Masla-Masaels’, who constantly squabble among themselves to prove one’s superior knowledge over the others’. The defunct, soulless Islamic Education they receive from their Madrassahs does not allow them to become united about any particular issue, let alone strive to establish this way of life over all others unitedly. All they are capable of doing are selling their Christian conceived Islamic education amongst the general population for a nominal price. They sell Islam by way of leading the congregational prayers in mosques, for Jumma and Eid, Tarawih and Janaza, various Milads, delivering religious sermons (Wa’z), issuing religious decrees/decisions (Fatwa) and various other methods.
Whereas the Quran declares-“Lo! Those who hide of the scripture which Allah Hath revealed and purchase a small gain therewith, they eat into their bellies nothing but fire. Allah will not speak to them on the day of resurrection, nor will He purify them. Theirs will be a painful doom. Those are they who purchase error at the price of guidance and torment at the price of pardon. How constant are they in their strife to reach the fire!” (Sura Baqarah-174,175)
It is our extreme good fortune, that our Imam, the founder of Hezbut Tawheed movement has been able to realize the true form of Islam as revealed by the Almighty to His final Messenger (SM) more than 1400 years ago. Our Imam founded this movement with the aim of bringing the true faith to light before us, his people so that we are able to revert to it from the perverted, opposite Islam taught to us for so long by the Mullas and the Christian Colonialists.
We, those whom the Almighty in His Infinite Mercy has caused to understand and accept the true faith, abandoned the perverted version practiced for so long-are truly blessed, truly fortunate. For, we are the people in whose hearts the Merciful One has allowed the true faith to take root, opened our eyes so that we see, the rightful Islam as revealed to Allah’s Messenger (SM). We were lost, wandering in search of truth, the real Islam and we were clinging to the perverted. Islam embedded in our hearts and minds by the Christian Orientalists, striving to establish the same, when He, the most Gracious One granted the knowledge of distinction between the right and wrongful following of Islam to this slave of His, our Imam. Under his guidance, we have mended our ways, we now understand the actual concept of Islam, of Tawheed, of Imam,of Momen, Muslim and Ummat-e-Muhammadi; of Hedayah and Taqwa; what the goals and objectives of salah are, what the modus operandi of the establishment of Islam should be and what measures should be taken to achieve that goal.
It is clear before our eyes why the real Ummat-e-Muhammadi, numbering only about 150 thousand, steeped in poverty, illiteracy and insufficiently armed were able to in only about 70 years to bring the greater portion of the known world under the banner of Islam by defeating two super powers of the then world, not one at a time but, simultaneously an achievement unparalleled in the history of this world. This event struck fear into the hearts and minds of their enemies and today, there are millions of Fakihs, Mufassirs, Muftis, Alems, Peers, Derveshes among the population of over 1600 million Muslims worldwide; they own a lion’s share of the natural resources of the earth and yet are at the worst possible condition being kicked about by everybody. We are able to gauge the prophecies of the Messenger of Allah (SM) made 1400 years about the advent of the Dajjal during the akheri zamanah. We now know the fearsome Dajjal has made its appearance as said by the Rasul Allah (SM) and has successfully subjugated the entire mankind into accepting it as its Lord. Today, the world as well as the population of so-called Muslims lay prostrate at its feet.
As it is not possible to describe in detail, all the relevant issues pertaining to the understanding of the true faith in a paper of such small proportions, only some highly important issues have been earmarked for elaboration here, for ex- the classification of the Momens, Moshrek and Kafer. Allah has divided mankind into two halves; in the Quran it is said, “He, it is who created you, but of you is a disbeliever and one is a believer.”- Sura Taghabun, 2. Therefore, not being a believer is being an unbeliever. Momen: -
“True believers are only those who believe in Allah and His Messenger and afterward have no doubts about it, and struggle the utmost struggle (Jahedu) with their wealth and their lives in the way of Allah.”- Sura Hujurat, 15. Here are two conditions provided by Allah in defining a true Momen. One is the belief e.g. iman in Allah and the Messenger, e.g. Tawheed, the vow to accept the words and limits set by none other than Allah and His Rasul in every sphere of one’s life, be it at the personal, social, national and international levels economic, judiciary or penal systems. This is Tawheed, acceptance of His sovereignty, to disavow; deny any other authority other than Allah and His Messenger. The second part of the definition calls for the sacrifice of life and property to establish this Tawheed on the face of the earth. Needless to say, the so-called Muslim population of this day falls in neither category. How can they claim themselves to be Momens by the definition provided by the maker Himself? Quite simply put, they cannot. Not to be a Momen is to be either a Moshrek or a Kafer. Kafer:
- According to the definition provided by the Quran, in Sura Maida, “Whose Judgeth not by what Allah hath revealed, such are disbelievers, wrong-doers, disobedient” Verses, 44, 45, 47; the Arabic words being ‘zalem’, ‘fasek’, ‘kafer’ in the Quran. The word used to denote ‘Judgement’ here is ‘Hukum’ therefore; it is inclusive of all types of judging, like that of the judiciary, social limits etc. No other condition or precondition e.g. of belief in Allah or performing Ebadat, is attached to this. Therefore, whoever or whatever society fails to mete out justice or rule by the limits set by the Quran, are indeed ‘Kafer’, irrespective of how much taqwa they maintain, how deep their knowledge of the faith is, or what heights they reach in purity of the soul as dervishes or ‘peers’. By this ayat alone, the entire Muslim population of this world at present is de facto Kafer (Unbeliever), zalem (Wrong doers) and fasek (Disobedient). Moshrek
: Verse 85 of the Sura Baqara states, “Believe ye in part of the scripture and disbelieve ye in part thereof? And what is the outcome of those who do so save ignominy in the life of the world and on the day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous doom. For Allah is not unaware of what you do.” The scripture sent by Allah is the Qur’an; therefore to obey parts of it and disobey parts of it is shrek. Again in Sura Nessa, 18, 116, Allah declares, “Allah forgiveth not that a partner should be ascribed unto Him. He forgiveth all save that to whom He will whose ascribeth partners unto Allah, He hath invented a tremendous sin.” This so-called Muslim population only accepts and obeys parts of the scripture in the form of Namaz, Roza, Hajj, Zakah, albeit in an erroneous fashion but maintain a wide berth from the parts that deal with economy, politics, judiciary, social system etc. Instead of obeying the Quran in these regards, they choose to obey and adhere to the system introduced and implemented by their fellow man namely the Jews and Christians. And in doing so, by accepting and implementing parts of the scripture and disobeying other parts of the same, they have turned Moshrek and Kafer too.
Therefore, it is clear beyond doubt that, this nation today stands as Kafer and Moshrek. But for those who still choose to deny this, I have some questions. First question:-
“Allah has promised such of you as believe and do good works that He will surely make them to succeed in the earth even as He caused those who were before them to succeed”- Sura Noor-55. True to His words, the illiterate, poverty-stricken Ummat-e-Muhammadi that numbered to no more than half a million, were indeed granted control of almost the whole of the then world area. But what of today’? Is the nation that claims to be ‘believers’-‘Momens’, in control of the world as promised? Leave alone domination, this nation is like a football that everyone else is kicking around. Then, there are now only two answers- if this nation still claims to be Momens, ‘believers’, then Allah Himself has made a false promise, (Naowozubellah) and if Allah has not made a false promise then, with all their Namaz, Roza, Hajj, Zakah, this entire lot is ‘Be-Iman’-Unbelievers. Second Question
:-“Allah is the protecting friend, guardian, of those who believe”-Sura Baqarah, 257. The literal meaning of ‘Wali’ is guardian, friend, and protector. Could those, whose ‘Wali’ is Allah Himself be defeated by their enemies? Could they ever be harassed, insulted by all other people? Could their mothers and sisters be molested by infidels? Absolutely never! So, what does this prove? This is clear proof that, Allah is not the ‘Wali’ of this lot. Therefore, this people is not among the category of Momens, Believers, and hence naturally Kafer, Moshrek.
At this point, there is only one avenue open to the people of this faith, and that is to revert to the true form of Deen-ul-Islam Allah has granted our Imam to understand, to renew the vow of the Kalema, get back into the fold of Tawheed, by reaffirming the right, sovereignty of the Maker as the only one to be obeyed in every aspect of life.
Once we have realized this great truth, it is now our act of faith to disperse this knowledge among people of this nation, if this divided, quarrelling, indiscipline population can be called as such, to return to the true faith as deemed fit by Allah. This is our call and today, you have received it. Up till now, you had the excuse of being ignorant of it. If on Judgment Day, you are questioned regarding it, you may have replied, “Ya Allah! The true form of your faith was not manifest before me! I was unaware of my responsibility! In my ignorance I faithfully carried out the rituals of the faith as done by my fore-fathers.” From this time forward, this excuse has been rendered in admissible for you. Today, you have been made aware of the true form, of Tawheed and real face of Islam. However, it is not feasible that, the entire truth about the present day perversions in the faith be discussed and outlined in detail in this small handbill of a paper. Therefore, if there remains even the smallest speck of a wish in you to see yourself as a true Momen, Muslim and Ummat-e-Muhammadi, if it hurts the inner you to see the heaping of insults on your people by all other peoples of this world, then Hezbut Tawheed is the movement for you to participate in the strive to establish the true form of the faith on the face of this earth.
The Quran says “And when it is said unto them: Follow that which Allah hath revealed”, they say: “We follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers were wholly unintelligent and had no Guidance?” May we not end up like those about whom these verses were revealed, Ameen!