Laymen Advising Ulama


Is it permissible for me as a layman to give naseehat to an Aalim who commits flagrant acts of haraam? It is regarded disrespectful for a layman to advise Ulama. Please comment.


Nowadays, most ‘ulama’ are in fact juhala. They compromise and trade the Deen for the dunya and to serve the desires of the nafs. It matters not that you are a layman. When you know the Haqq, proclaim it regardless of their criticism. You must expect to be criticized when you will state the Haqq. The only thing is that you must first make sure that what you are saying or believing is correct. If in doubt, ask a pious Aalim. When you are informed of the Haqq, then firmly state it and bear the criticism of the family with tolerance. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:

“Command righteous, prohibit evil and have sabr on it (i.e. on the consequence of your proclamation of the Haqq).”

Never ask a bogus ‘aalim’ for any masaa-il. A sure sign of a bogus jaahil ‘scholar’ is the display of his snout on television, facebook and in videos. It does not matter how prominent the molvi/sheikh may be, if he appears on these Dajjaali media, then know that he is a satanic moron who misleads people. Shaitaan too is very prominent.

Do not be awed by so-called ‘grand muftis’, ‘shaikhul islams’ and such type of persons. In this era, Toms, Dicks, Harries, Hobsons, Jobsons and Hoblos appropriate and misappropriate such titles for themselves. These titles no longer hold any valid meaning. They now belong to bogus characters – to scholars for dollars and globe-trotting fakes who attract and mislead the ignorant masses with their oratory. Their objective is nothing but the dunya and the nafs.

Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahyi anil Munkar is Waajib and this obligation is not restricted to the Ulama, and the Ulama are not exempted from being advised by laymen. Who is a greater Aalim than Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu)? Laymen and laywomen would offer him Naseehat, and he would wholeheartedly accept it.


I am saddened by the our own Ulama of Deoband participating in activities which even laymen understand are not permissible. These Ulama whom I believe to be Ulama of the Haqq also appear on haraam radio stations such as Al -Ansaar, Cii, etc. Although they do say that video and photography are haraam, they nevertheless allow themselves to be videoed and photographed, and this they do consciously. They even give Hajj talks to mixed gatherings of males and females without any Purdah. Then there are many other Ulama who are completely silent although they believe that what these Ulama are doing is haraam. What is happening to those who are supposed to be our guides?


Satanism is happening to them. You are labouring in deception for believing that they are Ulama of Deoband. One does not become a member of the Fraternity of Deobandi Ulama merely by doing a stint of study at a Deobandi affiliated Madrasah. One is a Deobandi only if one walks along the Path established by the Akaabir Ulama of Deoband.

Those whom you have mentioned are not Ulama-e-Haqq. They are ulama-e -soo’. They are the agents of Iblees, and the silent ones are ‘Dumb Devils’.

There is an avalanche of baatil let loose by the ulama-e-soo’. It is at least some consolation that some of them are at least saying that videos and pictures, etc. are haraam although they do not practise what they preach.

Soon will they become so desensitized that they will no longer say that these evils are haraam. They will justify videos, television, etc. as Mufti Taqi is presently doing.

May Allah Ta’ala guide us and save us from the evil of our own nafs and from the snares of shaitaan. We do not know what will be our own condition tomorrow. “Imaan is between fear and hope.”

[Answered by Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]

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  1. Zubair Abdussalam

    Who is a greater Aalim than Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu)?
    Laymen and laywomen would offer him Naseehat, and he would wholeheartedly accept it.

    The above sentences are available in the above article.
    Pls can i have two are three instances of Laymen advising Hazrat Umar Radiallahu anh


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