Monday, July 06, 2009

Masood Alam Falahi's open letter


Actually I am not against any person, but I am against any ideology and concept not in keeping with Islam. I didn’t comment on the negative aspects of any a’alim, but I have commented only on those things which are against the tenants of Islam and humanity. In Islam only Qura’n and Hadith are the bases of Islamic Sharia’h, not any a’alim or leader. I didn’t show only Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi’s or Sir Sayyed’s casteist views, but I showed the casteist views of all ulema and leaders irrespective of caste, creed, cult and maslak i.e Barailvi,Deobandi, Tablighi Jamaat,Jamat-e-Islami,Ahle Hadith,All India Muslim Personal Law board and other Muslim religious-political parties, and their leaders. I also showed the concept of caste system among Hindus (Bhakti Movement, Vishno Movement, Hindu Maha Sabha, Barahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj.Gandhi Ji, RSS and its collations), Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and Christians.When I quoted the casteist views of ulema and leaders, at the same time I also quoted the Islamic views of many ulema and leaders who are against casteism. It can be seen in the whole book.I showed the Islamic concept of equality and how Islam spread in India very quickly. It was only become of the concept of brotherhood and equality of Islam and the brotherly treatment of earlier Muslims who came in India from Arab and Central Asia.
Please see the following chapters of my book as following:
Ch.I - Hindustn per Ariya Hamla Aur Uske Samaji Athrat (Aryan attack on India and its social impacts).
Ch.II- Ariya Ke Khelaf Mukhtalif Tahrikat Ka Zuhoor (Emergence of different movements against Arya).
Ch.III- Islam Ki Aamad Aur Uski Ishaa’t (Entrance of Islam and its spreading).
Ch.IV- Muslim Daur-e-Hokoomat Main Zat Pat Ki Jidd-o-Juhud (promotion of casteism in the Muslim period).
Ch. V- U’lama Ka Kirdar (Role of the U'lema).
Ch.VI- Brahmini Tahrikat Ka Zohoor (Emergence of Brahminical movements).
Ch.VII- Muslim Samaj Phir Zat Pat Ke Daladal Main ( Casteism again in the Muslim society).
Ch.VIII- Barahmini Tahrikat Naye Bhais Main (Brahminical movements in new form).
Ch.IX- Zat Pat Aur Ma'athir U'lama (Casteism and contemporary U’lema).
Ch. X- Isha'at-e-Islam Ki Rah Main Nai Rokawten (New barriers in the spreading of Islam).

My views are constructive in nature.In Islam only prophets are innocent, after that every one can be criticized for their wrong views. Only the Prophet Mohammad P.U.H can speak according to guidance of Allah. Allah says about prophet in Surah Al-Najm, verse No.3:“Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire.”
Even some times Prophet Mohammad P.U.H was caught by Allah, when he did any thing against Allah’s will. Once he drank honey in his wife’s house. Another wife said that his mouth smelt bad. The Prophet Mohammad P.U.H told her that he will not drink honey after that. Suddenly Allah revealed a surah by name “Al-Tahrim” and started the surah by this verse:
‘[1] O Prophet! Why holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to thee? Thou seekest to please thy consorts but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
When the Prophet Mohammad P.U.H was talking with Quraish leaders in Ka’ba, a blind sahabah “Umme Maktoom Rz.” came to him to learn some thing about Islam. The Prophet Mohammad P.U.H disliked his coming that time. Allah didn’t like his dislike and revealed a surah and told:
[1] (The Prophet) frowned and turned away,
[2] Because there came to him the blind man (interrupting).
[3] But what could tell thee but that perchance he might grow (in spiritual understanding)?
[4] Or that he might receive admonition, and the teaching might profit him?
[5] As to one who regards himself as self-sufficient,
[6] To him dost thou attend?
[7] Though it is no blame on thee if he grow not (in spiritual understanding).
[8] But as to him who came to thee striving earnestly,
[9] And with fear (in his heart),
[10] Of him wast thou unmindful.
[11] By no means (should it be so)! For it is indeed a Message of instruction:
[12] Therefore let whose will, keep it in remembrance."
In the period of Omar Rz. people increased the amount of ‘Mahar’, Omar Rz. decided to fix it. That time a lady asked who Omar was to fix ‘Mahar’ and Allah says in The Holy Qura’n in surah Al-Nisa, Verse No. 20:
“But if ye decide to take one wife in place of another, even if ye had given the latter a whole treasure for dower, take not the least bit of it back; would ye take it by slander and a manifest wrong?”
Omar Rz. said the lady got the right way of Islam and he was wrong and he decided not to fix the amount of ‘Mahar’.If shabah had no right to say any thing against Islam then how do Ulema and leaders have the right to do it?Allah says about caste and tribe in Surah Al Hujrat verse no. 13:
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full Knowledge and is well-acquainted (with all things).”
Now it is clear that no one has the right to misinterpret Islam. If any one can do it, he should be criticized, but in an Islamic way.My intention was only to comment on the misinterpretation of false practice of Islam, not to personally criticize Ulema or religious and political leaders.

Masood Alam Falahi

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