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Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Principles Of Our Path, III

Prof. Dr. Mahmud Es'ad Cosan
(Taken from a lecture given on May 10, 1997 in Stockholm, Sweden)


(a. General Principles)

3. Correctness of the Faith

Then the creed has to be correct. If the faith is corrupt, Almighty Allah does not accept any deeds.

(Innallàha lâ yaghfiru an yushraka bihî wa yaghfiru mâ dûna dhâlika limen yashâ') Allah never forgives any shirk (attributing a partner to Allah, attributing godly powers to other beings beside Allah). He may forgive other wrong deeds and offences. He forgives the sins, covers the shortcomings, loves forgiving, and answers the prayers, yet He does not accept any shirk. He does not accept the flaws in the faith.

Perhaps, deeds with shortcomings are accepted, Yet let there be no flaws in your faith.

"A person may not be able to do the worship in a perfect way, yet whatever he does may be accepted. However, one has to be careful about his creed. [If there are any flaws, any corruption in faith, it will mean trouble in the hereafter.]"

Some people have a corrupt faith. One of such faith in our time is Qadiyanism (it is often referred as Ahmadiyya). This was invented by the British in Muslim countries. They do not perform the daily prayers and Pilgrimage. They deny the Jihad. If a person denies one order of Allah, his belief will be gone, and he will end up in Hellfire.

They do not accept Jihad because the British wanted to pacify the Muslims in India and put-off the fire of Jihad in them. They wanted to wipe out everything related to the jihad; that is why they came up with this path.

One of our friends in the United States wanted to perform the prayer before it was too late. So he stopped by a magnificent building that looked like a mosque. He knocked at the door. After a while the door was opened.

A person asked: "What do you want?" Our friend responded, "It is getting late for the prayer. I am afraid I cannot make it if I go home. I would like to make wudu and perform my prayer here. Isn't this a mosque?" The man said: "No, this is not a mosque. You may not perform your prayer here."

Our fiend was confused. The place looked like a mosque with a dome and a minaret. They said it was not a mosque and closed the door on his face. Then our friend realized that the place belonged to the Qadiyânîs, Ahmadîs.

Why is it so? They are not Muslims. They look like Muslims just to disguise themselves and attract people. They do not do the prayers, either.

It is very important that one has to have the correct faith. When the faith is corrupt, all deeds, good works, charitable giving and spending for the good causes will have no value whatsoever. It will be like water evaporating in the air. When the faith is corrupt, nothing is useful.

There are rich people among the Christians, Buddhists and Qadiyanis. They spend money for charity. We have seen in Australia, in Volgolga and Volongong, that they have constructed magnificent buildings and temples. They give generously for these causes. Do these spending have any value in the sight of Allah? They are all futile because their faith is corrupt. If the faith is not correct, all is useless.

What about the buildings, property, schools, hospitals and alike that have been donated through the church and clergy? They would earn them nothing in the sight of Allah. Almighty Allah says in the Qur'an that He will not forgive the corruption in belief and shirk.

You may say, "They are the 'People of Book'; they acknowledge Hadrat Jesus and Hadrat Moses. Isn't there a way out for them?"

No! In the Qur'an Almighty Allah says: (Laqad keferelledhîne qàlû innallàha huwal-mesîhibnu maryam) "Those who say 'Jesus, the son of Mary, is god' are misbelievers." (Laqad keferelledhîne qàlû innallàha thâlitu thelâtheh) "Those who believe in Trinity and say 'God is the third of the three' are misbelievers." Based on these verses, they have no grounds.

It is like that in Islam. If a person accept all verses of the Qur'an and deny one of them, he will be a misbeliever. He becomes a misbeliever without knowing that he became a disbeliever. There are some statements (alfaz-i kufr) that when a person utters any of them, he becomes a disbeliever without being aware of it. It is a very serious matter. There have been books written to explain these matters so that people are more careful about protecting their faith.

There is no doubt that we all must have a correct faith. To summarize the three points that we have discussed, we have to have a correct faith, we have to follow the Qur'an and Sunnah, and we have to have sincere intentions.


To Be Continued...

1 Comments:

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Rahmat Ali Bitaratalawiang said...

Have you visited http://alislam.org?
Thank's. :-)

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...Some people have a corrupt faith. One of such faith in our time is Qadiyanism (it is often referred as Ahmadiyya). This was invented by the British in Muslim countries. They do not perform the daily prayers and Pilgrimage. They deny the Jihad. If a person denies one order of Allah, his belief will be gone, and he will end up in Hellfire.

 

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