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My Fellow American Website

I just recently got an email about this wonderful website that offers the best of America. There project about Islam–offered against the usual racist representations of Muslims–is commendable. Here is their statement/ pledge about American Muslims:

They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us. I pledge to spread this message, and affirm our country’s principles of liberty and justice for all.

Please visit their website: http://myfellowamerican.us/

 

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Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (9): Maulana Muhammad Nawaz

(From Mashal Books)

Speaker: Maulana Muhammad Nawaz
Location: Jamia Masjid Ahle Hadith Chanchalwal, Faisalabad
Sect: Ahle Hadith
Language: Punjabi
Time: June 2010

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Don’t go near a place declared out of bounds by the Prophet PBUH. And when he orders you to do something act on it with all your heart. This is kalima, this faith and this is obedience. This is also the faith of Islam.

Abu Daud in his collection of Hadith says that the Prophet PBUH taught double azan and double takbir (double call to prayer and start of prayer) Azan has 19 phrases and takbir has 17. Now I ask you who acts on double azan? Only Ahle Hadith. Other sects should tell me how many mosques they have in Pakistan? Has anyone observed double azan in your mosques? If someone does it by mistake he is actually criticised. If you argue with me then prove that the hadith about double azan is wrong. If you can’t prove the hadith wrong then I will tell the people of Chanchalwal that the clerics are false and are in disobedience of the Prophet PBUH.

I will say obey the prophets and obey the apostles. I will add also obey say the Companions and Family of the Prophet PBUH. Hazrat Ali says the Prophet PBUH told him that if a grave appears to be high then take the earth from it and make it even with ground. In the Hadith collection of Abu Muslim it says that the Prophet PBUH disallowed the making of a concrete grave. And he disallowed the affixing of tablets on them announcing the name of the dead. And don’t sit on the graves like hermits. And don’t build structures on top of the graves to make them like tombs with domes.

We are Muslims and obey the Prophet PBUH but you turn your face away. The Ahle Hadith acted on the word of the Prophet PBUH and stopped making concrete graves. And stopped placing tablets on them and building tombs. Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer Shaheed (assassinated) had challenged the country from Lahore saying bring one hadith which allows concrete grave and we will make all your graves concrete by collecting funds. Today I too challenge you to show one hadith like that, strong or weak.

If you believe in the Prophet PBUH why do you make concrete graves? If you say you obey the Prophet PBUH then why do you disobey him? Shah Ismail is often quoted by the other sects as saying that apart from Allah don’t obey anyone. But this translation of what he said was wrong. He had said accept as god no one except Allah. This means Shah Ismail believed in obeying the Prophet PBUH.

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Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (8): Maulana Muhammad Mukhtar

(From Mashal Books)

Speaker: Maulana Muhammad Mukhtar
Location: Jamia Masjid Anwar Madina, Narang Mandi, Sheikhupura
Sect: Barelvi
Language: Urdu
Time: June 2010

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Says Abu Bakr Farsi Shafei: the punishment for the insulter of the Prophet PBUH is death. There is no other punishment for such a man than death. The Prophet PBUH himself made the insulter of the Prophet stand between the fountain of Zamzam and Muqam-e-Ibrahim and had him killed. Hazrat Anas Bin Malik narrates than a man used to curse the Prophet PBUH. After Makka was won and the man realised that he would now be called to account for his insults and that Muslims will kill him he ran and took refuge in Kaaba and clung to the cloth that covered the Kaaba. The Prophet PBUH was informed that his insulter was standing clinging to the Kaaba. The Prophet said go and bring him to me and then sever his head in front of me. The Prophet, after the victory of Makka, forgave all but did not forgive the man who had apostatised himself by turning away from Islam and the man who had insulted him including the one who used to pay the prostitutes to sing songs against the Prophet PBUH. Now you know what the punishment for the insulter is. The punishment for blasphemy is death.

After the conquest of Spain by Muslims, a Christian priest began an organised campaign of abusing the Prophet PBUH. Listen to this carefully because this was the beginning of the plot. The fact was that the Christians of Spain had begun to embrace Islam in large numbers and the Church became worried. On this the priest prepared a team of blasphemers. His philosophy was that Christians will achieve salvation through pain of the body and since blaspheming will lead to Muslims stoning them, the consequent pain will give salvation. Thus will the soul of the blasphemer be purified, according to the Church.

Thus in Spain Christians began to publicly abuse the Prophet PBUH. One Christian woman Flora abused him. Her father was Muslim while her mother was Christian. After the death of her father she and her mother began to live near a Christian priest. Flora went to a Qazi and said she wanted to embrace Islam. The Qazi was pleased and asked her to recite the kalima but she began the kalima by abusing the Prophet PBUH. The Qazi instead of flying into a rage took pity on her and said your age is too young, but when she would not stop abusing, the Qazi hanged her. After that, another Christian named Isaac did the same sort of thing in front of the Qazi. Many others too did this, and the Court hanged them all.

Britannica says the campaign went on for two years and only in two months 57 people were hanged. From this you can realise how Christians hated the Prophet PBUH and campaigned against him. Today also when a case of blasphemy comes before the court in Pakistan there is pain felt in America because America sympathises with the blasphemers. This has always happened. This rubbish was first found in Europe. During the era of Salahuddin Ayubi someone abused the Prophet PBUH. The man lived in 1181 and was known for looting caravans of Muslims and for trying to conquer Makka and Madina. But when this Christian invader came to Makka from the sea the Muslims arose and put his army to the sword. In 1186 he again looted a caravan. And said to the Muslims: if your Muhammad PBUH is so powerful get him to save you. When Salahuddin Ayubi heard this he swore that he would punish the Christian marauder-crusader.

The Crusade was defeated and one of the prisoners of war brought before Saladin was this blaspheming crusader. When he became sure that Saladin will kill him he began to tremble. But Salahuddin killed him with his own hands. So we know that even Salahuddin was sure that the punishment for blasphemy is death. All sects of Islam are agreed on this.

But after the British conquered India they left no law here that would punish the blasphemer. Here too blaspheming books began to be published. One Hindu called Krishan wrote Rangeela Rasul meaning that the Prophet PBUH was given to sensual pleasures, marrying young girls. Publisher Rajpal printed the book after which there was an uproar against it. The book was banned and the publisher was given six months of jail sentence. Hindus went to High Court and chief judge Shadi Lal acquitted the blaspheming publisher. But the Muslims could not bear to see Rajpal walking around In Lahore free after insulting the Prophet PBUH.

An inhabitant of Yakki Gate Lahore named Khuda Baksh Kashmiri went out looking for Rajpal in order to stab him to death. He assaulted him in Anarkali but Rajpal escaped. Khuda Baksh was brought before the Court but he looked to Rajpal and said you have escaped me this time but I swear on God next when I get a chance I will put you to death.

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Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (7): Maulana Muhammad Yasin

(From Mashal Books)

Speaker: Maulana Muhammad Yasin
Location: Jamia Masjid Ahle Hadith, Chakwal
Sect: Ahle Hadith
Language: Punjabi
Time: June 2010

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At the time of the Battle Uhud, Khalid bin Walid was not yet a Muslim. He was a clever military commander. Khalid said to his army, when the battle is over people usually start looting, but you should tell me if the men the Prophet PBUH had stationed on the top of the hill are still there. If the men are gone in order to loot then this is the time to strike and take revenge.

When Khalid learned that the men the Prophet PBUH had stationed on the hill had run away to loot, he attacked the Muslim army and martyred 70 warriors. The dead body of Hazrat Hamza was cut to pieces. The face of the Prophet PBUH was wounded and he lost two teeth. The Muslims became worried. One problem was that the Kafirs began to say that they were finally even with the Muslims because in the earlier Battle of Badr the Muslims had killed 70 of theirs. The Prophet PBUH said it not even at all: the 70 you lost went straight to Hell while the Muslim dead have gone straight to Heaven. But the Kafirs had had their revenge. Why did the Muslims lose at Uhud?

Allah punished the Muslims for not obeying the Prophet PBUH (by looting). If you don’t obey the Prophet PBUH then there is no forgiving but only loss. Some people say there are more than one version or that there is another version parallel to the Prophet PBUH. There is an effort to divide the Muslim community. But let us be sure that four groups will go to Paradise. The first group are the prophets of Allah, the second is that of the Companions (Allah is satisfied with them).

You can imagine how high the Companions stand in the eyes of Allah when he says that he is satisfied with them while they were still on this earth. The third group is that of the angels because the angels are 24 hours in attendance of Allah in complete obedience, so there is no question of their going to Hell. And the babies who die in infancy go to Heaven too. Even the baby born in the home of a Kafir will go to Paradise.

Uhud happened because the Prophet PBUH was not obeyed. He had stated that during namaz the believers should remain behind the Imam and should not bow or bend before the imam had done so. Anyone doing this will have the head of a donkey. When a Syrian read this hadith he was afflicted with doubt whether the hadith was genuine. He thought he should put the hadith to test but how can a saying of any prophet be put to test? This Syrian scholar rejected the hadith and went into the bowing posture before the Imam could do so. The result was that Allah turned his head into the head of a donkey.

Growing beard is also obedience of the Prophet PBUH and shaving means disobeying the Prophet PBUH. Don’t think that your shaving daily has not brought you misfortune and that it will not happen in the future. If Allah wills the razor with which you are shaving will go into your throat and will remain there. You will not be able to eat and drink. This will be the anger of Allah on you. Any deviation from the Sunnat (Way) of the Prophet PBUH will make you deserving of divine wrath.

Once the Prophet PBUH was told that Madina had received a hundred men who wanted to embrace Islam by swearing on his hand (bayat). These men had travelled for two months to reach him. On this the face of the Prophet PBUH lit up and he at once got up from the house of Hazrat Ayesha and came to the mosque of Madina and accepted the faith of the new Muslims.

Once the Prophet PBUH was asked what was the most painful difficulty that you faced in your life? And what was the happiest day of your life? He replied that the toughest day was when I went to Taif; the hardest day was also the day I went to Taif. He said the people of Taif did so much violence to me that my shoes became full of blood. He added that after the torture I was sitting in garden of Taif caring for my wounds while Zaid bin Harith was putting ash on them. Meanwhile the owner of the garden came up and said to me that he had not seen a more beautiful face before. That was my happiest day.

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Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (5): Maulana Abdur Rauf

(From Mashal Books)

Speaker: Maulana Abdur Rauf
Location: Jamia Masjid Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, Sukheki Mandi, Hafizabad
Sect: Deobandi
Language: Urdu/Punjabi
Time: June 2010

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The man who believes in Allah is protected by Him. Anyone who humbles himself in the way of Allah will be rewarded with high stature in the same measure. Let me prove this.

Once the Prophet PBUH sent a message to the King of Rum (Byzantium) but when the messenger-ambassador entered the presence of the King in torn clothes the King was taken aback and asked him to bow before him. The messenger said that he would not bend before anyone except Allah. He told the King that he had come to him with the message that he embrace Islam. On this the King said that he could have killed him for being so disrespectful had he not been an ambassador.

The King instead of loading him with gifts put sacks full of earth on the ambassador and sent him away. On reaching Madina the Prophet PBUH saw him and was pleased to see the earth he had brought. He said: the King has given us the soil of his country meaning that we will soon conquer his country.

This proves that one day the Oneness of Allah will prevail in Pakistan and the Way of the Prophet PBUH will be upheld. It is like henna, when applied to the body it leaves indelible colour. The invitation to faith that I am extending to you has little to do with my self. I could be a bad man but this message is pure. Our prayer should be that we should remain united and that no more factions should appear in our ranks.

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