Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“After me there will be such Aimmah (shaikhs, molvis, imams and scholars for dollars) who will be given wisdom (of the Deen) on their mimbars. However, as they descend (from the mimbars), it (the Deeni wisdoms) will be snatched from them. Their hearts and bodies will be worse than jeefah (carrion).”
In another narration, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described these fraudulent ulama-e-soo’, saying:
“Their hearts will be more rotten than carrion.”
Even the silent molvis should ponder and look into their hearts, and they will not fail to perceive the rot and the stench of their kitmaanul haq (concealing the truth) in their hearts.
In these narrations, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) most aptly describes the condition of the ulama-e-soo’ who are polluting the Ummah in this era. In their public lectures, jumuah bayaans and the haraam media such as Facebook, etc., these evil scholars for dollars acquit themselves eloquently, giving the impressions that they are men of great piety and profound knowledge. But their practical lifestyle is the very opposite of these ‘wisdoms’ with which they seek to impress and entrap the masses.
When Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has described the ulama soo’ fraternity with such harsh epithets as ‘worse than carrion’ and “more rotten than carrion”, then no one should be surprised of the Treasury from which we extract our criticism for these vile scholars for dollars who have ruined the Imaan and morals of the Ummah.
They have betrayed Allah Ta’ala, the Rasool and the Ummah.[By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]