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Mockery of Deen

Mockery of Deen
by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)

 

There are many people who, despite their claims to Islam, seek to find fault with, disparage its teachings or beliefs, or make a mockery of Islam.

In the early days, we used to travel to India by boat. It took us 21 days to reach Bombay. During my third year, when I was travelling back to India, I met a doctor on board the boat.

In conversation, he said to me: “Maulana, you people talk about the angels; each person has an angel on his right shoulder and his left shoulder, and these angels record a person's deeds. If this were the situation, our shoulders would have been so broad that we would not have found a coat to fit us!”

I questioned him: “You must have attended school?”

He replied: “Yes.”

I asked: “From class one to matric?”

He replied: “Yes.”

I said: “You furthered your studies, doing medicine?”

Again, he said: “Yes.”

I continued: “You attended University and travelled to different countries? I am sure you remember all this?”

I said: “If I were to take you to your hometown, you would remember much. Where is all this knowledge you acquired during your life, through your studies and travels? It is stored in your brain. Yet, if the situation is as you say it is, your head would have been so big that you would not have found a hat to fit it.”

 

Alhamdulillah, Allah Ta'ala put this response in my mind, which, Insha Allah, disproved the person's crooked mentality and thinking.

Sarcasm concerning Deen is extremely dangerous. It takes one to the threshold of Kufr, sometimes even out of the fold of Islam. If a person says that he believes, it means that he hears, understands and accepts that many things are beyond the human intellect. Iman is “Bil Ghayb” (in the unseen).

 

We do not see many things, but they exist; the air we breathe, the different bacteria and germs in the atmosphere -which the eye does not see. Science has informed us of its existence, or we see the signs of it. The signs of Allah Ta'ala are all around us, even in us.

“In the earth, there are signs for those who (seek truth to) believe and in your own selves! So, do you not perceive?”
[Surah Zariyat 51:20/21]

 

We may not see the angels, or the pulsirat, or Jannah and Jahannum, but Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was the one who saw the unseen. Our Iman is in Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

Just as the blind person must put his hand into the hand of the one who sees —that is, if he wants direction and guidance and wants to reach his destination safely, so too, it is our duty to put our hands into the hand of Rasulullah (sallallahu' alayhi wa sallam) —meaning that we hear, accept and obey.

 

Criticising and mocking any aspect of Deen is indirectly mocking or finding fault with the Creator of the Deen, and it has grievous consequences.

May Allah Ta'ala grant us the correct understanding and appreciation for the beautiful and perfect Deen of Islam, Aameen.