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Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum) once
stated, that such an orator’s condition is likened to mince
There is no desirable aroma from such a kabab, and although it has
all the necessary ingredients, if a person has to take a bite therefrom,
he will soon spit the same out. What is required is that the kabab
be grilled over fire. Then its aroma will attract the attention of
Many a time, these so-called ‘enlightened’ scholars,
who present flowery oration, have studied books by some authors who
are modernists and Orientalists, even Shias and Qadianis. They are
thus influenced to the same way of thinking and as a result, sometimes
propagate ‘baatil’ (falsehood) and even Kufr.
In fact, some of these self-styled Islamic Scholars – of whom
there are plentiful in the world – will be found freely intermingling
and socialising with the opposite sex at such conferences, missing
their Salaah and even indulging shamelessly in other sins.
…There are so many who talk of ‘The
Rise of Islam’, ‘The Rise of Islam’, yet
are unable to ‘rise’ before sunrise to perform Fajr
Salaah – which is a Fardh (compulsory)
Some of them will even be clean-shaven… and yet Rasulullah
(SAW) had said : “My Rabb commanded me to
lengthen my beard and clip my moustache.” To
keep the beard one fist length is Waajib (compulsory)
and to shave or shorten it less than this is forbidden.
Sadly, we will find so many Muslims presenting an argument, or even
justification, in order to avoid, if not shun, the practical side
of Deen (religion). How many are wont to say : ‘The heart
has to be clean.’ ?
If the heart of the eagle is sound, but its wings are clipped, can
it ever soar into the skies ? …No doubt, the beard, in itself,
is not the only requirement. Both the external and inner self have
to conform to the teachings of Rasulullah (SAW).
However, reflect on the serious insinuation, the grave implication,
and derogatory and defamatory suggestion made, in such a justification
: “The heart has to be clean.” … Was
not the heart of the Holy Prophet e, or the hearts of his companions,
and all the righteous ones who followed them, clean ?
…Together with being clean-shaven, many are without any sign
of Islam in their dressing. One hesitates to even make Salaam due
to the doubt created by their outer appearance. …How does
one know that such a person is a Muslim, if he cannot be recognised
as a Muslim ?
…Such people may have degrees, but they lack understanding
of the purpose of Islamic knowledge.
If there is no practical implementation, in a person’s life,
of the Shariah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah (SAW) ,
then such a person is deficient and weak in his Ma’rifat (Recognition)
of Allah Ta’ala.
Thus, knowledge is one thing, and recognition is,
by far, another.