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Why Indian Muslims do not need to follow Extremists’ Call for Hijrat



By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

03 October 2018

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said that the Hijrat (migration) to Madinah or any other place, after the conquest of Makkah, was no longer binding. This Hadith should be regarded as one of the Islamic exhortations of why Muslims living in the democratic countries like India do not need Hijrat at all.

The main point of Hijrat in Islam in the early Prophetic era was the fact that Muslims were not allowed to profess and practice their Religion in Makkah, nor do they had any constitutionally-approved right to claim their freedom of practicing their Religion. But the scenario is different today. For example, India constitutionally guarantees full freedom to profess and practice any religion and propagate it. Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25-28 of the Constitution of India.

After the conquest of Makkah, in the 8th year after the Hijrah, most of the Arabian Peninsula communities willingly embraced Islam. It was around this time that Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, "لا هجرة بعد الفتح" ‎
which means “there is no [more] Hijrah (migration) after the conquest [of Makkah]”. (Sahih al-Bukhari: 2912). In ‘Fathul Bari’, the commentary on Bukhari, it is recorded that leaving one’s hometown for the purpose of migration is no longer compulsory. Muslim exegetes use this hadith as an argument to support the view that Muslims cannot leave the country which bestow upon them religious freedom and security.   

This Prophetic saying encouraged Muslims since then on to stay where they were and to worship God Almighty elsewhere. Freedom to worship God Almighty and practice Islam was the main reason of Hijrat in the early period of Islam and when the necessity was met, migration was prohibited. It is for this reason migration [Hijrat] from India to elsewhere is not allowed for anyone, as India constitutionally ensures freedom to worship and practice Islam.

This view that Indian Muslims do not need Hijrat gained massive support from Sunni-Sufi Muslims of India known as Barelvis and they were the first ones who refuted baseless arguments of the Deobandi clerics who had encouraged Hijrat from India to another country. This refutation later made all Muslims feel that India constitutionally guarantees religious freedom and security and thereby they no longer carried out the theory of inspiring Indian Muslims for Hijrat. Now some clerics are reported to have repeated the same ideology of encouraging Hijrat from India on the points that Muslims and their religious freedom are no longer safe in India.

One must know that as long as the Indian Constitution does ensure fundamental right of religious freedom and security, one should not view any of the incidents like lynching, killing, riot or any illegal happening as an argument to claim justification for Hijrat. There are indeed happenings of such heart-wrenching incidents on a regular basis but the Indian Constitution has nothing to do with provocation of such incidents. Those responsible for such incidents must be brought to court of justice, regardless of religion, caste and color. Such happenings should be viewed as just vs. unjust, good vs. bad, and not as Hindus vs. Muslims.

One must also know that in some cases it is Muslims who kill Muslims; it is Muslims who illegally occupy the land of other Muslims. One Muslim brother illegally occupies the land of his own brother and for that matter he even plans to kill him. Should we then blame Islam or Musalmaniyat for such crimes? No, we should not. Surely It is greed, lust and Shaitaniyat which is alone responsible for such crimes and thus if Muslims commit such crimes they should be seen as criminals, and not as Muslims. Similarly in cases when some Hindus kill Muslims in lynching or elsewhere, these Hindus should be seen only as criminals and not as Hindus. Though only in few cases, there are of course the cases in which Hindus are reported to have been killed by Muslims, but this too should not be seen as Hindus vs. Muslims but as just vs. unjust. To resolve such problems, one must not forget that, we have Indian Constitution and Court of Justice; which is supported by all Indians including Muslims, Hindus and other non-Muslims.       

The extremist people who want to throw Muslims out of India and those extremist who want to encourage Hijrat from India should know that togetherness at least to the extent of peace and coexistence is essential to ensure progress of India.   

The implication of the above discussion is that Hijrat cannot be justified on the basis of some unjust cases which are not supported by the Indian Constitution.

The Indian Constitution in its various articles directly or indirectly ensures religious freedom and security for every citizen. It is the main reason that one should not call for Hijrat.

Another reason can be deduced from the explanation of the Quranic verse which reads,

“And to Allah belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is Allah’s Entity [Allah’s Mercy is directed towards you]. Indeed, Allah is All-Encompassing and the All-Knowing.” (2:115). 

Why Did Hijrat Need In Islam?

The extremist mindsets often quote the Quranic verse 8:72 to call for migration, but they do not consider the context and circumstances of the revelation of this verse, as God Almighty says,

“Indeed, those who have believed and emigrated and fought with their wealth and lives in the cause of Allah and those who gave shelter and aided - they are allies of one another. But those who believed and did not emigrate - for you there is no guardianship of them until they emigrate. And if they seek help of you for the religion, then you must help, except against a people between yourselves and whom is a treaty. And Allah is Seeing of what you do." (8:72).

Concerning this verse in today’s context some questions arise. Are today’s Muslims whom they are calling to migrate identical to the early Emigrants? Is it allowed for them to migrate from India which grants security and religious freedom to them?

Associating the condition of today’s Muslims to that of the early Emigrants mentioned in 8:72 is extremely injustice and violation of the Quran. It is extremely essential for today’s followers of Islam to understand the background of the early Emigrants.

Who were these Emigrants mentioned in the verse 8:72? They were those Muslims who had no religious freedom in Makkah. In other words, Makka did not have any constitution granting freedom to practice religion and ensuring security. The early Muslims repeatedly suffered heartless oppression, torture, and abuse for thirteen years. They were those Muslims who were not allowed to fight even in defence in Makkah but were commanded therein to persevere patiently. Every day these early Muslims would come in the presence of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) in a state where either someone’s head was broken, or hand was badly damaged. They were those Muslims whose co-religionists had been brutally killed in Makkah.  Hadrat Bilal was rolled on the glowing embers. Yasir and his wife Sumaiyah were wounded with spears. Not to speak of the poor and the helpless, even the blue-blooded could not go unmolested. For instance, Hazrat Osman’s uncle would tightly wrap him in a fresh animal skin, and throw him in the scorching sun. The searing sun, profuse sweat and foul smell of the skin would choke his breath and be unbearably excruciating and painful.

Similarly, Hazrat Abu Bakr was once subjected to such a cruel and painful torture that he lay unconscious for a long time. For as long as 14 or 15 years, these Muslims suffered religious persecutions, insults, outrages and injuries at the hands of their persecutors. They bore all these indignities with the utmost humility and patience. When the aggression and ruthlessness of the pagan Arabs grew more hotly than ever, Allah commanded these Muslims to migrate. These Muslims carried out Allah’s command worshipfully and migrated to Madina –nearly 300 miles away from Makkah. Still the animosity of the inveterate enemies of Islam had not subsided. They inflicted fresh injuries on the Muslims; robbed them of the peace of mind and heart. A band of pagan Arabs would raid the pastures of the Muslims and take away their cattle. If they encounter a lonely Muslim, they would not hesitate in killing him mercilessly. It was then these Muslims were allowed to fight back in defence and ensure peace and religious freedom. 

Indian Muslims Do not Need Hijrat

As for the context of Muslims living in India, they have their country’s Constitution that characterizes rights of security and religious freedom. The situation of these Muslims is completely different from that of the early Muslims in Makkah or the early Emigrants mentioned the Quranic verse 8:79. It is therefore not appropriate to use this verse to incite Muslims for migration.

This idea can also be deduced from the historical fact that after the conquest of Makkah, when Muslims had achieved religious freedom and ensured safety, the duty of migration was annulled, as demonstrated above in the Hadith which implies that there is no more hijrat after the conquest of Makkah. It is therefore not allowed for any extremist cleric or any scholar to call Muslims to migrate from India to elsewhere, for the simple reason that India guarantees religious freedom and security.

A regular Columnist with NewAgeIslam.com, Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi Dehlvi is an Alim and Fazil (Classical Islamic scholar) with a Sufi background and English-Arabic-Urdu Translator.

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   61


  • Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi sb,

    Why r you debating with such guys who do not know any basics of Islam. Khawarij were the biggest claimant of the Quran and drew their swords against Hazrat Ali in the name of following Quran. Khawarij even rose against the prophet sallahu alaihi wasallam in one of mosques. You know what the prophet then said. This man is not less than those khawarij.

    I do not know more about Islam and as far as I know that you must be knowing that one group of khawarij rejects ahadith. Such blasphemous language can’t come from a muslim. It is their place their power and their authority.   

    You r true when you said they are working on certain agendas. To add to your line please be sure that it is such people who provoke muslims all around the world and then say this is violent and that is violent. Actually it is not these people but their masters who do so. You belong to Sufism and Sufism, for that matter, kept themselves away from bad people.

    You are a learned man and know that only the faithful people are disturbed at such blasphemous language. Unfaithful do not worry about anything. They just worry their wealth and affluence. You know better than me that our God Almighty is the most powerful and He is seeing everything and when something goes beyond the limits He knows what He should do. And with this idea you should not get disturbed at such agendas.  

    I have followed your articles and comments which have benefitted me many times. Not only me but other colleagues of mine also took benefit from them. Please share you email or contact number I shall talk to you.   


    By Abid Hasan Noori - 10/16/2018 5:00:46 AM



  • Satans are those who concoct the meaning of the Quran to play their agendas.

    Satans are those who concoct the meaning of ahadith to play their agendas.

    And thus satans are those who call the religious books “satans”.

    God Almighty alone knows how to punish such greater Satans.


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/16/2018 4:39:04 AM



  •  What is the role of Satan but to mislead?When the ahadith distort the meaning of every subject covered by the Quran, the ahadith, as a body, are satanic.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 10/16/2018 4:10:58 AM



  • Salman Rushdie wrote “Satanic verses”.

    Naseer wrote, “The satanic ahadiths”

    I do not see any difference between these two agendas.

    The person who does not respect ahadith can’t be respected by me. Therefore I am not using “Mr. Or sb” for him. Of course there are some concocted “sayings” which are not ahadith. But this Naseer has generally attributed this abusive term to Ahadith.

    Astghfirullah. How have I come to face such unwanted debate?!!!

    I do not want this Naseer to come to write any comments under my article or else I will have to stop writing here as he will get more chances to speak his blasphemous thought.


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/16/2018 3:06:42 AM



  • Shahin sb,

    The question you asked, is answered in my first comment on the subject By Naseer Ahmed - 10/4/2018 2:20:12 AM.

    I reproduce the relevant portion that answers your question below:

    “Chinese Muslims being persecuted for their religion and being forced to abandon it, may not have a choice to migrate, and such Muslims are covered under 4:98 and 99

     

    The above was only by example. There can be many more.

    The following is from another comment under GRD’s article on the same subject:

    The best way to counter such nonsense is to quote the universal rule for all times about migration contained in the verses 4:97 to 100 from which migration is mandated only when you are prevented from practicing Islam and when you are capable of migrating. We also learn from other  verses, that the minimum practice to be considered a Muslim is to establish regular congregational prayer and spending in charity.

     

    What is also clear from the verses, is that belief alone is not enough since we may continue to hold on to our beliefs even when prevented from practicing Islam. What clearly matters more is practice and those who do not practice Islam, wrong themselves.

     

    Please do not quote the notes to the verses unless you agree with these. I do not agree with the nonsense of the bigots or with what the satanic ahadiths say. Please stick to the literal meaning of the verses.


    By Naseer Ahmed - 10/16/2018 2:34:13 AM



  • ‘‘نصیر احمد ’’ صاحب!

    آپ دعوی کرتے ہیں کہ آپ قرآن مجید کی اطاعت کرتے ہیں اور معاذ اللہ ہزار بار استغفرا للہ کے آپ اپنے مضامین اور ان کے تحت ہونے والے ڈیبیٹ میں لکھ چکے ہیں کہ اللہ تعالی بھی کافر ہے ۔پھر سے استغفر اللہ والعیاذ باللہ ۔اس طرح کا خیال رکھنے سے ابلیس بھی شرماتا ہے ۔آپ چاہے جو بھی تاویل بھی کرے لیکن یہ بات یاد رکھیں کہ اللہ تعالی کی جو صفات ہیں اس میں کوئی کمی واقع کبھی نہ ہوگی ۔نقصان تو یہ ہوگا کہ آپ دنیا  و آخرت میں بھی رسوا ہوں گے۔

    آپ نے اپنے کمینٹ میں امام احمد رضا ، مودودی ، دیوبندی سب  کو گمراہ لکھا ہے ۔ہم یہاں امام  احمد رضا کے تعلق سے گفتگو کریں گے ۔امام احمد رضا کے  عقائد و نظریات نصوص قاطعہ سے مدلل ہیں ۔خیر نصوص قاطعہ کیا ہوتی ہیں ان کے بارے میں آپ کو پتہ ہی نہیں!

    آپ علم ومعرفت سے معذور ہیں  اسی لیے اس طرح کا خیال رکھتے ہیں۔ اجمالا یہ کہ  توبہ کیجیے اور اس طرح  کے گمراہ کن خیالات سے بچیے۔

    اللہ تعالی کے کلام کی عظمت  کیا ہے اس کا اندازہ آپ نہیں بیان کر سکتے ۔خود قرآن مقدس نے اسے بیان کیا اور ہم سب کے رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے اس کی وضاحت کی ۔

     

    قرآن ہمارے نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم پر اترا اور جہاں جہاں قرآن کی آیت کو سمجھنے کے لیے وضاحت کی ضرورت پڑتی ہے ہمیں سنت رسول کو ہر حال میں اپنانا پڑے گا ۔یہ غلط فہمی اپنے ذہن کے حاشیہ میں بھی نہ لائے کہ سنت رسول کی تدوین دوسری یا تیسری صدی میں اول بار ہوئی ۔اس سلسلے میں  ہزار سال سے زائد کی کتب ہمارے سامنے موجود ہیں۔اور اس طرح کے بیشتر اعتراضات مع جوابات ہزارہا کتب میں موجود ہیں۔اتنے اعتراضات کے جوابات دئے جا چکے ہیں جو  شاید آپ کے حاشیہ خیال میں بھی نہ ہوں گے ۔

    آپ تو بس ایک بات رٹ چکے ہیں کہ سنت کی تدوین دوسری تیسری صدی میں  ہوئی ۔۔۔۔یہ ایک ایسا خیال جو مستعار ہے اور جس کی تردید ہزارہا کتب میں زبردست ہو چکی ہے ۔آپ اگر آپ ان جوابات کو پڑھنا چاہیں تو بتائیے   میں آپ کو کتاب تجویز کر دوں گا ۔

    جو لوگ امت کے خیر خواہ ہوتے ہیں انہیں ہی تبلیغ دین واصلاح امت کی توفیق ہوتی ہے ۔لیکن چونکہ آپ حاسد علمائے دین ہیں تو آپ کو اس کی توفیق کیسے ملے گی؟ اگر اتنا ہی زیادہ آپ نفرت کرتے ہیں علمائے دین سے تو یہ مطالبہ لکھ ڈالیے کہ میری نماز جنازہ بھی کوئی عالم دین نہ پڑھائے ۔آپ اپنی نفرت میں جیتے رہیں آپ کا اعمال آپ کے ساتھ ہی رہے گا کسی اور پر اس کا وبال ہرگز نہیں۔

    ہم مسلمانوں کا دین اسلام ہے ، قرآن وسنت اور اجماع ہمارے اصول شرائع ہیں ان سے ایک انچ بھی انحراف نہیں کر سکتے ۔قرآن وسنت سے ماخوذ ہمارے سامنے ایسے اصول وضوابط ہیں کہ ہر دور میں پنپنے والے مسائل کا حل نکالا جا سکتا ہے ۔ہمیں کسی بھی غیر شرعی ایجنڈہ کی ضرورت نہیں  ہے اور نہ کبھی ہوگی ۔ہزار ہا لوگ اپنا نام بدل کر کوئی مسلمان نام رکھ کر تو کوئی کچھ نام رکھ کر ، خود سے تو جھوٹ بول ہی رہے ہیں مگر ساتھ ہی ساتھ فتنہ و فساد کا باعث بن رہے ہیں ۔

    آپ کو کسی مسئلہ کا علم نہ ہوتو سوالیہ انداز میں اپنی بات رکھئے ۔اس کا جواب طلب کیجیے ان شاء اللہ جواب ملے گا لیکن انداز تکلم شائستہ اور مہذب ہو تو اچھا رہے گا۔ طعن و تشنیع سے گریز کیجیے ۔

    میں آپ کو بحیثیت سائل دیکھتا ہوں  لہذا سائل کے انداز میں ہی سوال پوچھیے ۔

    ڈیبیٹ ان سے کیا جاتا ہے جو ماہرین ہوں ۔آپ میرے عمر کے کم ہونے کا اندازہ لگا کر یہ نہ سمجھیں کہ میرا مطالعہ بہت کم یا محدود ہوگا ، میری زندگی کا ہر لمحہ فقہ کے جزئیات اور اس کے رموز واسرار کو بہترین اصول وضوابط کی روشنی میں سمجھنے میں گزار تا ہوں ۔خیر واللہ اعلم بالصواب ۔

    آپ کے پاس کوئی اصول نہیں جو کچھ ہے وہ آپ کا اپنا گڑھا ہوا ہے لہذا کسی بھی زاویہ سے یہ قابل التفات یا قابل تسلیم نہیں۔ہم جن اصول وضوابط کی بات کر رہے ہیں وہ چودہ سو سالہ تاریخ کے تمام علوم ومباحث کا نچوڑ ہے جن کی بیناد کسی فرد واحد کے خیالات محض سےمتزلزل نہیں ہو سکتی ۔

    یہ وہ اصول وضوابط ہیں جن کی روشنی سے ہر دور کے نئے نئے فتنوں کا سد باب کیا جا سکتا ہے ، ہر دور میں  پید اہونے والے مسائل کا حل نکالا جا سکتا ہے ۔

    اگر آپ واقعی اسلام کو صحیح اور انصاف پسند نگاہ سے پڑھنا چاہتے ہیں تو پہلے اپنے ذہن  کو ہر زہریلے تاثیرات سے پاک کیجیے اور تواضع وانکساری کےساتھ کسی اچھے ماہر  سے زانوئے تلمذ کرکے ان اصول وضوابط  کو پڑھ لیجیے کیونکہ انٹرنیٹ سے  خود سے پڑھ کر مہارت کا دعوی کر لینا عقل سے باہر ہے ورنہ تو کوئی بھی میڈیکل سائنس انٹرنیٹ پر پڑھ کر کسی کا آپریشن کر نے والی  دکان کھول کر بیٹھ جائے  تو کوئی اس کی زحمت نہ کرے گا کہ اپنا آپریشن آپ سے کرائے ۔آپ سمجھ گئے ہوں گے ۔

    ایک ضمنی بات ذہن نشین کر لیجیے کہ اصول شرائع قرآن وسنت  سے  ہی ماخوذ ہوتے ہیں۔جن کی روشنی میں دنیا میں ہونے والے ہر دور کے ہر مسائل کا سد باب کیا جاتا ہے ۔


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/15/2018 7:52:25 AM



  • “… the most relevant verses on hijrat applicable to all at all times. All that you need to say on the topic is that the extremists are quoting transactional verses applicable to the Prophet and his people, and the verses that are relevant today are 4:97 to 100. I had to bring this to your notice. After these verses are quoted, there is nothing further to say on the topic.” -- By Naseer Ahmed - 10/13/2018 8:15:42 AM

    Dear Naseer Saheb, I am quoting below the verses you mention as “applicable to all at all times.” I don’t understand, how you can say that in the 21st century when there are no Ansar-e-Madina, even in Madina, Saudi Arabia, not to speak of the other 58 Muslim-majority countries, who would welcome Muslims from the so-called Darul Harab. Will any one of them even give entry visa, not to speak of jobs and residence. It’s only the so-called Darul Harab which lets in oppressed Muslims from the so-called Darul Islam. German Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed entry and residence to over a million Muslims at the cost of her own political career. The birthplace of Islam, the land of Makkah and Madina, Saudi Arabia did not take a single Muslim.

    I am quoting below the verses you consider of universal applicability along with their tafsir by Syed Abul Ala Maududi, for the benefit of those who may not know what these verses say:

    Surah An-Nisa 4:97-100

     (4:97) While taking the souls of those who were engaged in wronging themselves,129 the angels asked: 'In what circumstances were you?' They replied: 'We were too weak and helpless in the land.' The angels said: 'Was not the earth of Allah wide enough for you to emigrate in it?'130 For such men their refuge is Hell - an evil destination indeed;

    اِنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ تَوَفّٰٮهُمُ الۡمَلٰٓـئِكَةُ ظَالِمِىۡۤ اَنۡفُسِهِمۡ قَالُوۡا فِيۡمَ كُنۡتُمۡؕ قَالُوۡا كُنَّا مُسۡتَضۡعَفِيۡنَ فِىۡ الۡاَرۡضِؕ قَالُوۡۤا اَلَمۡ تَكُنۡ اَرۡضُ اللّٰهِ وَاسِعَةً فَتُهَاجِرُوۡا فِيۡهَاؕ فَاُولٰٓـئِكَ مَاۡوٰٮهُمۡ جَهَـنَّمُؕ وَسَآءَتۡ مَصِيۡرًا ۙ‏

    (4:98) except the men, women, and children who were indeed too feeble to be able to seek the means of escape and did not know where to go .-

    اِلَّا الۡمُسۡتَضۡعَفِيۡنَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَآءِ وَالۡوِلۡدَانِ لَا يَسۡتَطِيۡعُوۡنَ حِيۡلَةً وَّلَا يَهۡتَدُوۡنَ سَبِيۡلًا ۙ‏

    (4:99) maybe Allah shall pardon these, for Allah is All-Pardoning, All-Forgiving.

    فَاُولٰٓـئِكَ عَسَى اللّٰهُ اَنۡ يَّعۡفُوَ عَنۡهُمۡؕ وَكَانَ اللّٰهُ عَفُوًّا غَفُوۡرًا‏

    (4:100) He who emigrates in the way of Allah will find in the earth enough room for refuge and plentiful resources. And he who goes forth from his house as a migrant in the way of Allah and His Messenger, and whom death overtakes, his reward becomes incumbent on Allah. Surely Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.131

     (4:97) While taking the souls of those who were engaged in wronging themselves,129 the angels asked: 'In what circumstances were you?' They replied: 'We were too weak and helpless in the land.' The angels said: 'Was not the earth of Allah wide enough for you to emigrate in it?'130 For such men their refuge is Hell - an evil destination indeed;

    129. The reference here is to those who stay behind along with the unbelievers, despite no genuine disability. They are satisfied with a life made up of a blend of Islamic and un-Islamic elements, even though they have had the chance to migrate to the Dar al-Islam and thus enjoy a full Islamic life. This is the wrong that they committed against themselves. What kept them satisfied with the mixture of Islamic and un-Islamic elements in their life was not any genuine disability but their love of ease and comfort, their excessive attachment to their kith and kin and to their properties and worldly interests. These concerns had exceeded reasonable limits and had even taken precedence over their concern for their religion see also( n. 116 )above).

    130. Those people who had willingly acquiesced to living under an un-Islamic order would be called to account by God and would be asked: If a certain territory was under the dominance of rebels against God, so that it had become impossible to follow His Law, why did you continue to live there? Why did you not migrate to a land where it was possible to follow the law of God?

    (4:98) except the men, women, and children who were indeed too feeble to be able to seek the means of escape and did not know where to go .

    (4:99) maybe Allah shall pardon these, for Allah is All-Pardoning, All-Forgiving.

     (4:100) He who emigrates in the way of Allah will find in the earth enough room for refuge and plentiful resources. And he who goes forth from his house as a migrant in the way of Allah and His Messenger, and whom death overtakes, his reward becomes incumbent on Allah. Surely Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.131

    131. It should be understood clearly that it is only permissible for a person who believes in the true religion enjoined by God to live under the dominance of an un-Islamic system on one of the following conditions. First, that the believer struggles to put an end to the hegemony of the un-Islamic system and to have it replaced by the Islamic system of life, as the Prophets and their early followers had done. Second, that he lacks the means to get out of his homeland and thus stays there, but does so with utmost disinclination and unhappiness.

    If neither of these conditions exist, a believer who continues to live in a land where an un-Islamic order prevails, commits an act of continuous sin. To say that one has no Islamic state to go to does not hold water. For if no Islamic state exists, are there no mountains or forests from where one could eke out a living by eating leaves and drinking the milk of goats and sheep, and thus avoid living in a state of submission to unbelief.

    Some people have misunderstood the tradition which says: 'There is no hijrah after the conquest of Makka' (Bukhari, 'Sayd', 10; 'Jihad', 1, 27, 194; Tirmidhi, 'Siyar', 33; Nasa'i, 'Bay'ah', 15, etc. - Ed.) This tradition is specifically related to the people of Arabia of that time and does not embody a permanent injunction. At the time when the greater part of Arabia constituted the Domain of Unbelief (Dar al-Kufr) or the Domain of War (Dar al-Harb), and Islamic laws were being enforced only in Madina and its outskirts, the Muslims were emphatically directed to join and keep together. But when unbelief lost its strength and elan after the conquest of Makka, and almost the entire peninsula came under the dominance of Islam, the Prophet (peace be on him) declared that migration was no longer needed. This does not mean, however, that the duty to migrate was abolished for Muslims all over the world for all time to come regardless of the circumstances in which they lived.


    By Sultan Shahin - 10/15/2018 7:02:36 AM



  • Let us get this right.  Are you saying that for you the Quran in itself and by itself is clear and there is no need to depend on any other source for its understanding? Do you confirm that you do not depend on the following sources for understanding the Quran?

     

    1. The Ahadith

    2. Shane Nuzul 

    3. Ijma of the scholars 

     

    It is you who is lying because every article of yours depends on the above three sources and there is not even one article in which you have shown that the Quran in itself and by itself is clear to you. And yet, your understanding comes nowhere close to my understanding of any verse or any subject.

     

    The Ijma is also misguided because it depends on the other sources and end up twisting the clear meaning of the Quran rather than taking the simple straight forward meaning. The state of Islamic scholarship is what the state of Biology was before Darwin – a huge collection of random facts without an understanding of the underlying structure and framework.  


    By Naseer Ahmed - 10/15/2018 6:41:49 AM



  • You say to me, “For me, Raza Ahmad Khan, the Deobandis the Maududis and every other scholar and imam are completely irrelevant as they are all misguided.” End of quote.

     

    For me and other Muslim scholars, you are misguided.


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/15/2018 5:41:55 AM



  • You say to me, “For me, Raza Ahmad Khan, the Deobandis the Maududis and every other scholar and imam are completely irrelevant as they are all misguided.” End of quote.

    For me and for All Muslims, you are misguided.


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/15/2018 5:33:18 AM



  • Naseer Sb, you said to me, “You are such an ignoramus, that on the topic Why Indian Muslims do not need to follow Extremists’ Call for Hijrat, you are not even aware of the most relevant verses on hijrat applicable to all at all times” end of quote

    Naseer sb,

    You call me ignoramus. This is merely personal attack which is your habitual activity that compelled Muhammad Yunus sb to leave this site. I could use even more strict words for you but I am not using other than that you are speaking lie to yourself.

    How do you know that I am not aware of relevant verses on hijrat? Is it your logic or foundation on which you think of everything?  

    You again say, “All that you need to say on the topic is that the extremists are quoting transactional verses applicable to the Prophet and his people, and the verses that are relevant today are 4:97 to 100. I had to bring this to your notice. After these verses are quoted, there is nothing further to say on the topic.”

    Alhamdulillah, I can understand the Quran without depending on translations and I have understood the entire Quran in its original text, which you can never get. It is all the blessing of God Almighty upon me.

     The verses 4:97 to 100 are understood well along with –لا يكلف الله نفسا إلا وسعها

    This verse is applied to every obligatory action, Namaz, Haj, Zakat etc with more implications and details.  For example, if you are sick and can’t stand up in Namaz, you can perform Namaz while sitting. This verse is applied to every obligatory action. But it does not mean that people like you come and take meaning to suit your hypothetical agenda. To understand such points you will have to learn Usul which you lack. Do not show your haughtiness by telling us that you follow Quran and other Muslims follow Usul. Actually Usul are derived from the Quran. One of the Usul is derived from the verse La Yukallif …..But so far your jealousy of classical teachings has kept you unaware of many facts. You should also learn in this regard that classical learning is not limited only to one thought but there is space of differences in Furu;i issues.


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/15/2018 5:29:02 AM



  • Naseer sb, 

    You are the biggest liar on this website.

    Where have I said that "the Quran is incapable in itself"
    Shame on you Mr. Naseer. 

    You are hate monger and live with your hate propaganda but how long? One day every human being will be accountable to Allah Almighty.

    This is your agenda to work against Islam. 
    I do not know who you are. What is your identity. Just take money to work against Islam. This is your business. 

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/15/2018 4:53:43 AM



  • The name of Mughal Sarai has been changed.
    The name of Allahabad is going to be changed. 
    The UP government is spending millions of rupees on such names changing mission but not paying attention to the victims, jobs, construction 
    This is a sectarian politics played by BJP. 
    DOES VEDAS SAY SO? 
    DOES RAMAYAN SAY SO,
    DOES AN6 HINDU BOOKS SAY SO,? 
    THEN WHY SANT ASK TO CHANGE THESE NAMES. 
    INDIA IS changing. 
    First they will change names and then declare it Hindu Rashtra. 
    Then what will happen to Hijrat? 



    By Austin - 10/15/2018 4:18:28 AM



  • Ghaus Sb,

     

    You are such an ignoramus, that on the topic Why Indian Muslims do not need to follow Extremists’ Call for Hijrat, you are not even aware of the most relevant verses on hijrat applicable to all at all times. All that you need to say on the topic is that the extremists are quoting transactional verses applicable to the Prophet and his people, and the verses that are relevant today are 4:97 to 100. I had to bring this to your notice. After these verses are quoted, there is nothing further to say on the topic.

     

    With all your other sources of guidance, you couldn’t even identify the correct verses!

     

    As long as you believe, that the Quran is incapable in itself and by itself to make its meaning clear, and you depend on other sources for its understanding, you will never be able to understand the Quran correctly. Every article of mine, establishes how imperfect the understanding of the Classical Islamic Scholars is on every subject.

     

     

    My aqeeda is in 100% conformity with the Quran and that of every sect and scholar is in conformity with the theology of their sect which I reject.

     

    For me, Raza Ahmad Khan, the Deobandis the Maududis and every other scholar and imam are completely irrelevant as they are all misguided. I wonder why you quote anyone of them to me. The only person you can quote to me is myself for which you will find enough material covering the entire Quran.

    You cannot argue with what I have written which is why you argue with what someone else has said. Why do you waste my time with such nonsense which I completely reject?  Stop being a nuisance if you have nothing worthwhile to say.


    By Naseer Ahmed - 10/13/2018 8:15:42 AM



  • Naseer sb,

     

    Mr. Maududi, in his book Tajdid-e-Din w Ihya-e-Deen, considers Maulvi Ismael Dehlvi to be one of the Mujaddids. This is Maulvi Ismael Dehlvi who made blasphemous statements regarding the beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) in his books. At one place, he writes, “Namaz me Huzur Sallallahu alaihi wasallam ka tasawwur aur khayal karna gadhe aur bail ke tasawwur me dub jaane sa zyada bura hai”

     

    Translation, “Imagination of the Prophet (peace be upon him) during Namaz is worse than that of ass and ox” (Ma’az Allah) (See “Sirat-e-Mustaqeem).

    For such a blasphemous statement, how can a true Muslim associate himself with Maulvi Ismael Dehlvi and his followers?!!!

     

    Some deobandi scholars believe that knowledge of the beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) is like animals (Ma’az Allah). There are many other blasphemous statements as well.

    A common man would not like to hear such blasphemous statements but deobandis are still publishing such materials in their books with all their pride and arrogance. In one of the programs some Barelvis proposed that if Deobandis remove all their blasphemous statements from their books, there will be unity among them but it did not work.

     

    Common people do not know such things about Deobandiyat and Wahabiyyat otherwise a large number of them will disassociate themselves from them. Tablighi Jamat was founded with the same agenda. Common masses think tablighi jamat is calling for Namaz and other pious works but on this pretext they slowly start filling common hearts with venom of bad aqaid. Such bad Aqaid eliminate spirituality a man and his follower.  

     

    Today they make taweel in their elders’ sareeh statements- which is not acceptable.


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 10/12/2018 3:32:43 AM



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