KIBR AND ITS REMEDY
In another baseless allegation, the coprocreep says:
“Also, in the Deobandi circles that I have continuously experienced, “seeking and conveying knowledge” is treated as something that would bring about kibr (arrogance) and needs something to counter it, like going out in Tabligh, giving Bay’ah to a Sheikh who – by his ‘spiritual Tawajjuh’ – would rid you of this arrogance, non-spirituality, etc.”
The coprocreep is merely displaying his raw jahaalat with his stupid speculation. No one in this era, i.e. the era of the Akaabir of Deoband, has emphasized the significance, virtue and importance of the search for Ilm and of its propagation (tableegh) more than the Ulama of Deoband. It was precisely for this sacred mission that the Akaabir had established Darul Uloom Deoband, and in its wake mushroomed the other thousands of Madaaris all over the world.
Tazkiyah Nafs (moral reformation) is a Waajib command of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Only stupid coprocreeps and arrogant Salafis deny the inherent evil of the nafs which is confirmed in the Qur’aan and Ahaadith. The nafs of insaan in collusion with shaitaan manipulates all the lofty attributes of excellence to deceive a person and to entangle him in the mesh of akhlaaq razeelah (evil/corrupt attributes). The bounties of Allah Ta’ala are misused at the behest of the evil nafs. Who can deny the existence of kibr in man? Perhaps Salafi coprocreeps do.
Kibr which is inherent in the nafs, asserts itself by the misappropriation of the Ni’maat (Bounties) of Allah Ta’ala. Knowledge, health, wealth, physical strength, beauty, children, material possessions, expertise, etc. are all the bounties of Allah Ta’ala. If these Ni’maat are mis-manipulated, they become the basis on which the effects of kibr become manifest. Denial of the existence of kibr in the nafs is kufr. Kibr does not develop as a consequence of poverty, weakness, humility, simplicity, mundane lowliness, etc. The substratum of kibr is the bounties of Allah Ta’ala which insaan misuses. Thus, a man becomes proud and arrogant on account of his wealth and worldly status or because of his knowledge, etc. The Tasawwuf of the Ulama of Deoband teaches insaan how to correctly apply the bounties of Allah Ta’ala.
Our Akaabir and the Sufiya do not hold the belief that seeking knowledge and propagating knowledge are evil and kibr per se as the miserable coprocreep alleges. His brains appear to be welded to jahaalat , hence he developed this absurd conclusion.
Tawajjuh is not among the methods of Tarbiyat (moral training). The coprocreep has conspicuously advertised his ignorance by venturing this baseless claim. Karaamaat (miracles) of the Auliya are an established reality. But the Ulama of Deoband and the Sufiya do not contend that Karaamat is a method of Tarbiyat. Neither Karaamat nor Tawajjuh is a method of training and taming the inordinate Nafs-e-Ammaarah of insaan. If a Wali demonstrates a Karaamat, it does not follow that it is part of Tasawwuf. Similarly, if a Wali who is a Faqeeh demonstrates a Karaamat, it does not mean that the miracle is part of Fiqh.
Tawajjuh in the context mentioned by the coprocreep means to exercise the power of the mind or of the soul for a purpose. There are two sources of Tawajjuh. The physical power of the mind or the spiritual power of the soul is developed purely by physical exercise such as practised by the yogis. The other method for this achievement is by means of Taqwa, the effect of which is Karaamat. Both ways have no relationship with Tasawwuf. Tasawwuf is nothing other than Tazkiyah Nafs (moral reformation) – eliminating the beastly qualities and adorning the nafs with the attributes of moral excellence. But the stupidity of the coprocreep has confused the issues for him and for his Salafi handlers.
The coprocreep also accuses the Ulama of Deoband of a “mentality of an assumed separation between spirituality from Shariah knowledge”. This lie is a slander against the Ulama of Deoband. This alleged mentality is the effect of the hallucination of the coprocreep. It is an accusation devoid of substance. Far from the alleged ‘mentality of separation’, the Ulama of Deoband structure Tasawwuf on the foundations of the Shariah. There is no barrier between the two. What the Ulama of Deoband call Tariqat or Tasawwuf is an integral part of the Shariah – of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Tariqat/Tasawwuf is not a concept at variance with or apart from the Shariah. Any concept of Tasawwuf which conflicts with the Shariah is Satanism.
Tariqat teaches the Aalim to appreciate the value of the Ilm of Deen. It inculcates in him the enthusiasm and the ability to give practical expression to the Knowledge he has acquired. It teaches him not to misuse the Ni’mat of Ilm-e-Deen. It warns him against utilizing the Ilm for mundane aims and objectives. Such misappropriation of Ilm for worldly and nafsaani objectives was predicted by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). In this regard he said that the time will come “when the knowledge of the Deen will be acquired for purposes other than the Deen, and when the deeds of the Aakhirah will be practised for the acquisition of the dunya.” Thus, the ‘separation’ theory is a figment of the imagination of the coprocreep.
Since the modern-day Salafis are bereft of Islam’s concept of Tazkiyah Nafs, we find them spiritually barren. Their morals are a superficial façade devoid of reality. Their morals are aptly described in a similitude in the Qur’aan Majeed. Allah Ta’ala states in His Kalaam:
“His likeness is like a (smooth) rock on which there is some sand. Then a storm strikes it, leaving it (the rock) bare (as it initially was prior to the sand accumulating on it). They have no control over anything they earn (that is, over their actions).” (Al-Baqarah, aayat 264)
Anyone who was involved in a debate with a Salafi will vouch for their raw manners. When they are driven into a corner with dalaa-il, it is then hilarious to watch them snap. Their dishonesty is akin to the Shiah doctrine of Taqiyah. In the presence of knowledgeable Hanafis, they will praise Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) and the other Aimmah. But, behind the backs of the Ahnaaf they spit venom in particular for Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh). Too many Ahnaaf among the laymen have testified to this haraam taqiyah attitude and stratagem of the Salafis. Morally and spiritually they are as bare as a smooth rock on which plants cannot grow. They are bereft of Akhlaaq and Roohaaniyat.
It is in the light of their corrupt unofficial doctrine of Taqiyah that they are falsely calling themselves ‘Hanaabilah’ or the followers of Imaam Ahmad Bin Hambal (rahmatullah alayh). They are confounded liars in making this claim. They do not follow any of the Four Math-habs of the Ahlus Sunnah.. If they were Muqallideen of Imaam Ahmad (rahmatullah alayh), they would not have been known as ‘Salafis’. In reality they are Taimiyyites – the blind followers of Shaikh Ibn Taimiyyah (rahmatullah alayh). There are numerous Hanaabilah who are known to be true Muqallideen of Imaam Ahmad Bin Hambal (rahmatullah alayh). But the claim of the coprocreep that the Salafis are ‘Hanaabilah’ is a blatant copro-lie.
Tazkiyah Nafs (moral reformation) has no existence in their minhaaj. They are absolutely arid, barren, infertile and sterile in the spiritual and moral spheres of Islam. The Salafis can degenerate to brutal levels of injustice and oppression. It were the Salafis who had conspired with the British to abolish the Othmaani (Ottomon) Khilaafate. The British had installed the first wrung of Salafis in the Arabian Peninsula. They had butchered countless Muslims of the four Math-habs on the pretext of bid’ah and shirk.
From their so-called puritanical extreme of their early stage when Britain installed them as the rulers of Makkah Mukarramah and Madinah Munawwarah, they have today swung to the other extreme –the extremity of immorality, debauchery and treachery. To such a degree of villainy have the Saudi Salafis – the so-called Saudi royal family – sunk, that they have become the flagship for the kufr interfaith movement, and for everything that is American. The Saudi Salafis are at the helm of the kufr-shirk interfaith movement, bolstering this evil movement with their massive financial contributions. Even Salafis of a lesser degree of corruption are in opposition to the Salafis of the Saudi family.
Their brutal repression of the followers of the Math-habs loudly testifies for the dhalaal and spiritual bankruptcy of the Salafis. They are bereft of Akhlaaq-e-Hameedah.
It is gross injustice and a dark falsehood to equate the miscreant, bid’ah, shirki ‘sufi’ cults of West and North Africa with the pure Qur’aanic and Sunnah Tasawwuf of the Ulama of Deoband. There is no resemblance between the Satanism which is practised in the name of sufi’ism in some places, and the pure Tariqat of the Ulama of Deoband.