The Age of the Ulama-e-Soo’ (Evil Scholars)


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]

One thought on “The Age of the Ulama-e-Soo’ (Evil Scholars)

  1. Taalib ul Ilm

    Assalamu Alaykum

    Allah Ta’ala reward the venerable Mufti Saheb for highlighting and succulently describing the current scenario.

    We often wonder why the Ulama deliver such sterling words of wisdom and service from the Mimber and yet when they descend from the Pulpit and are observed afterwards, instantly the thought comes to mind, ‘is this the same person who was speaking a few minutes ago?’

    The majority of Maulvis are bereft of the Moral & Ethical Code of the Glorious Quran and Hadeeth.

    They, like the rest of the Ummah, are now totally lacking in taqwa, Company of the Saadiqoon and drowned in Hubb-e-Dunya.

    Sadly, our Darul Ulooms and Madaris are no longer staffed by sincere, pious, altruistic and dedicated personnel.

    The atmosphere herein is like that of colleges.

    The emphasis is on secular studies, degrees and such extra-curriculum activities and nonsense, which appeases their post-colonial masters.

    A good rating from Ofsted and publicity stunt is all that matters now.

    Walk past any Madrasah, and the sound of Allah Ta’ala, Glorious Quran and Hadeeth no longer reverberates from the walls.

    Our Madaris are full of mercenaries, with the Alim-Faadhil course rebranded as ‘Islamic Studies,’ and part of a wider syllabus and courses being offered.

    From Parents, Students, Lecturers to Admin Staff and Management, all have one outlook. To gain worldly wares, recognition, fame and praise.

    Long gone are the days of simplicity, piety, in-depth study and reading.

    Now its all about flowery recitation, presentation, photo-shoots, elaborate buildings, numbers, revenue and bragging rites.

    Allah Ta’ala have Mercy upon us all.


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