[Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]
The true Waajib concept of Taqleed of the Sahaabah and Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen is frowned on, criticized and ridiculed by not only modernists and deviant salafis. In this era a satanic revolution of intellectual disfiguration has disorientated the products who are associated with that noble and illustrious Fraternity known as the Ulama of Deoband. The institutions of these noble Luminaries of Islam – the Daarul Ulooms – have suffered a terrible and a lamentable fate of moral and spiritual evisceration which has spawned the intellectual disorientation which the molvi products of this age display.
Roohaaniyat (Spiritualism) has been totally smothered and obliterated from our once great Madaaris. Islaah of the Nafs (moral reformation) has become a subject on which 99% of the Asaatizah and Students frown and even mock. Baatil Ta’weel (baseless, weird and satanic interpretation) is employed to undermine the golden precepts, principles and policies of the illustrious Akaabireen who founded and developed these great Deeni Institutions to the pinnacle of intellectual, moral and spiritual glory and success with their sincerity and devotion.
The cornerstone of all the Institutions related to the original Ulama of Deoband was the sacred concept of Taqleed. This concept embraced Taqleed of the Rasool, of the Sahaabah and of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen in the primary stage. This noble Taqleed coalesced into the Taqleed of the immediate Akaabireen who were all outstanding Stars of the Sunnah whose knowledge and practice rested on the bedrock of the primary Taqleed.
Suddenly there has developed a devilish school of ‘taqleed’ within the ranks of those associated with these illustrious Madaaris which are the legacies of our Akaabireen. But these Roohaani legacies have been plundered, mutilated and buffeted beyond recognition. While an ostensible loose attachment is professed with the true Ulama of Deoband, the products emerging nowadays from the portals of these Madaaris have a resemblance with Deoband in only one respect – in outward appearance. We can proclaim without fear of contradiction that even this loose attachment –the kurtah and the beard – will soon be relegated to the realms of oblivion.
The very same satanic revolution which has disfigured sacred and august institutions such as Jaamiah Azhar of Egypt has overtaken almost all the Darul Ulooms associated with the Deobandi School of Thought. The Deen is now being imparted at these institutions for only worldly objectives – for nafsaaniyyat, in fulfilment of Rasulullah’s prediction:
“And Deeni Knowledge will be acquired for purposes other than the Deen.”
The very first hurdle in the path of the shaitaaniyyat which is presently being espoused in these institutions is the sacred concept of rigid Taqleed. This concept is the most formidable barrier for kufr, bid’ah, dhalaal and baatil. Shaitaan has now succeeded in his conspiracy of subverting and undermining the Shariah. Presenting Hadith as his subterfuge and bait, he has succeeded in his nefarious plot to wean the Asaatizah and the Students from the Taqleed which the Qur’aan commands.
Every Shar’i hukm which is unpalatable to the nafs and incompatible with immoral western trends, is subjected to baatil ta’weel for achieving its abrogation and displacement to make way for the introduction of the ideas of liberalism spawned by the western kuffaar. But all this shaitaaniyyat is effected and given licence with Ahaadith which are brutally mutilated and rudely torn out of their context.
Admut Taqleed (abandonment of Taqleed) is being advocated and practised by these molvis of shallow understanding and deficient textual knowledge without overtly making this declaration – a declaration which is the salient feature of modern-day Salafi’ism.
While the new molvi products silently and subtly refute the Taqleed of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen, due to their jahaalah, they have adopted a strange taqleed – a taqleed of deviates.
Consider the haraam acts of picture-making, television, abandonment of hijaab, inviting females to emerge from their homes to participate in public activities, female-driving, intermingling of sexes, kuffaar sport, etc., etc. Those Ulama who are the Muqallideen of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen have presented solid cases of arguments to substantiate the sacred prohibition of all these evil and immoral activities which molvis belonging to the league of ulama-e-soo’ have legalized and are incrementally legalizing. In this art of Satanism, the shaitaani radio muftis and molvies hold degrees of perfection.
Unable to refute the Shar’i arguments of the Ulama-e-Haqq, the deviants who belong to the army of shaitaan (Hizbush Shaitaan), cling to the taqleed of senior deviants who once upon a time were members of the Fraternity of Haqq. Thus, we find those ludicrous molvis who have shrugged off the Taqleed of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen, citing in defence of their baatil the views of some Pakistani ulama who have fallen from the Pedestal of Haqq.
Abandonment of the superior Taqleed of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen and adopting the taqleed of deviant so-called seniors of Pakistan who have traded their souls for the carrion offered by the western Riba banks, is pure satanic deception. They all are entangled in the web known as Talbees-e-Iblees. They have become like the Yahood and Nasaara whom the Qur’aan castigates in the following stricture:
“They take their priests and saints as gods besides Allah.”
The puny molvis here in South Africa – those who have surreptitiously and covertly abandoned the Taqleed of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen have become bogged in the same rut of evil in which the Yahood and Nasaara had become mired. Solely for nafsaani gratification, they would make taqleed of their priests and deviant saints whose profession it had become to abrogate the prohibitions of the Taurah, to tamper and distort the Ahkaam of the Shariah, for monetary gain and aggrandizement – for position and glory – stupid shaitaani glory. These selfsame diseases have become endemic in the people of knowledge of this Ummah.
These miserable ulama-e-soo’ – the muqallideen of shaitaan whose external façade are the so-called senior ulama of Pakistan who are espousing the causes of capitalism and liberalism – in justification of all their haraam activities are dumbfounded and at a total loss when Shari evidence is demanded for their corrupt views. The only stupid argument they offer is that a certain mufti of Pakistan says that it is permissible. In refutation of this jahaalat, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“They take their priests and their saints as gods besides Allah.”
These juhhaal molvis who have covertly renounced Taqleed, are capable of only making unintelligent sounds like dumb animals when their Shar’i basis for their baatil is demanded. The only stupidity which is discernible from their braying and mooing is: ‘That mufti sahib of Pakistan says that television is permissible.” They can only present their stupid ‘daleel’ of taqleed of deviates and liberals who have betrayed Islam and the Ummah.
These deviant ‘seniors’ of Pakistan who have been appointed ‘imaams’ by juhhaal molvis who are slaves of the nafs come within the full glare of the Qur’aanic stricture:
“Verily, they who conceal that (Shariah) which Allah has revealed of the Kitaab, and they purchase with it a miserable gain, verily they do not ingest into their bellies anything but the Fire. Allah will not speak with them (with mercy and affection) on the Day of Qiyaamah nor will He purify them (with His Forgiveness), and for them will be a painful punishment. They are the ones who purchase dhalaalah (deviation) with huda (Imaani guidance), and athaab (punishment) with maghfirah (forgiveness). What has made them so patient in the matter of the Fire?”
Our Shariah is the Qur’aan and the Sunnah transmitted from the Sahaabah through the Channels of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen. This Shariah is attainable only by means of Taqleed. There is absolutely no other way of reaching the Haqq which Allah Ta’ala has encapsulated in the Qur’aan and Sunnah.