Roots of terrorism. Part 4
Rights of Man and Animals
There are plethora or plentiful of Traditions on mediation (Tawwassul). As a specimen, the traditions are present in the ‘Sunnan ibne Maja’ and in ‘Musnad Hambal’ as well. Atiya Oofi reported it from Abu Saeed Kadari that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said, ‘whosoever comes out of his home with the purpose, intention to go to Mosque for Prayers must read this Supplication (Dua), as an effect, he will be blessed by God; the angels will offer Astaghfar for him, beg pardon for him’.
The meaning of the supplication is “Oh my Creator! I request You with the Tawwassul of those who have right upon You, I have not yet come out of my home so that I may get your willingness, so that you may deliver me, save me from the fire of the hell of the inferno (great fire) and forgive me, exempt me of my sins”.
From the above Tradition of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) it is proved that to pray with the mediation (Tawwassul) of the Holy people it is a Sunnat (practice). About the narrator of this Tradition, the specialists of tradition say that he is an upright man and a truthful man. Ibne Hajjar said that Atiya Oofi was a truthful man. Ibne Hadeed has also remarked that he was a pious person. Truly Tabrani has written in his book ‘Mojam’. When Hazrat Fatima Binte Assad died, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) prayed for the blessing of God and said, "May my mother Fatima be blessed by the blessing of the great God, with the Tawwassul of him (the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and all the other Prophets that have gone before have mercy upon my mother."
This Tradition is also present in the book called ‘Hillatul Aulia’ and also in 'Mustaddarak’, in ‘Isti Aabe hashya al Isaba’, ‘Seer A'alam Al-nabla’ and ‘Kunzal Ammal’. The narrators of this tradition Ruh bin Sallah and Hakim also have been certified, it is also available in the book ‘Mizan Al-Aitdal’.
One of the tenets (beliefs) of the Wahabis, which is also based upon ignorance, is that pious people or the common people do not have any right to God. Again it is an anti logic, anti Quranic version and against the teachings of Islam. In brief, the kind of belief they maintain is useless. Wahabis argue that creatures have no right over the Creator. They adduce, furnish this argument that God has blessed us with all the organs and God has given us a good life but we have not given anything to God. Therefore, God has right upon us but we have no right over God. In this way, the Prophets also are creatures of God the Almighty; therefore they have no right over God as well. Thus, they maintain that giving the Tawwassul and begging for something is useless; and it is a major sin, which should be avoided by giving an illogical argument they mislead plethora (majority) of the people, masses, who do not have a pretty good information or knowledge of this.
If this belief is upheld, it will destroy the rights of all the men and women on the planet.
On this ground, they are simply against the rights of womenfolk. Islam has furnished and discussed many rights of women in the society but they simply deny all kinds, which will be discussed in the later issue.
We will illustrate our reply with references from the Holy Quran and will prove that this belief of the Wahabis is against logic, against common sense, against Islam and against Quranic verses.
In Surah Room, verse 47
"And helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us."
God says that the Momeneen (believers) have a right over God so that God may help them. In Surah Yunis verse 103,
"And those who believe – even so (now) it is binding on Us (that) We deliver the believers."
To this verse the Momeneen have the right over God that he may bless them and deliver them, and save them.
After observing all these Quranic verses, we come to the conclusion that there is no logical justification of the Wahabis belief. It is not only the human Rights, which have been explained by Islam but it has enunciated (announced) the rights of animals and the beasts as well.
It is in a Tradition that if any animal or a dog for example, lying over the threshold (door step) of your house and goes asleep hungry, in that case, on the Day of Judgment, you will be asked for it. Likewise, there are many traditions regarding the rights of animals.
For example, Hazrat Ali (peace be upon him) on the night of his martyrdom before going to the Mosque, he said to his family members and friends, ‘These ducks which are here in the compound, if you can look after these ducks properly then keep them. If it is not possible for you to feed them or care for them properly then set them free."
We can understand that when Islam is so careful and so much cautious about the rights of animals then how it could possibly Islam deny the rights of human beings. On the other hand, the Wahabis mislead people and drive them towards the track of terrorism. In order to achieve their end, they only read and follow half of the version of the Quranic verses. These verses are specially meant for the idols, as it is in Surah Ara’af verse 197,
"And those whom you call upon besides Him are not able to help you, nor can they help themselves."
In this verse it has been strictly forbidden (prohibited) that idols should not be called upon to become the mediation (Tawwassul), a means to approach to God.
As in Surah Fatir, verse 13 God says,
"And those whom you call upon besides Him don't control straw."
They are not the master of anything; they cannot own the trivial (small) things; they are not even the master of the outer covering of the dates’.
Similarly in Surah Anam verse 71, it is said,
"Say: shall we call on that besides God which does not benefit us nor harm us."
All these verses relate to the idols. However, the Wahabis deliberately (purposely) recast (revive) all these verses on prophets (Ambiya), Saleheeen (pious people) and the people whom God loves.
It is crystal clear that the Wahabis are dishonest regarding the concept of intercession (Shafa'at) is concerned. They equally apply those verses on the Prophets and Saints; they are grossly mistaken in this respect. Because these verses are applied to the idols but they hold them for the Prophets and the Saints. That is why they are grossly mistaken.
There are many verses regarding mediator (Wasilas), for instance, in Surah Ahzab, verse 69,
"O you who believe! Be not like those who spoke evil things of Moses, but God cleared him of what they said, and he was worthy of regard with God."
It is said Hazrat Musa [(peace be upon him) Moses] has great respect before Allah. Similarly, in Surah Al-Imran, verse 45,
"When the angels said: O Mary, surely God gives you good news with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, worthy of regard in his world and the hereafter and of those who are made near (to God)."
Denote that God has great respect for Hazrat Isa [Jesus (peace be upon him)] in this world and the world hereafter.
In the Holy Scripture, the Holy Quran, regarding Mediation (Tawwassul) on many occasions God has ordered to adopt it.
In Surah Baqarah, verse 45,
"And seek assistance through patience and prayers and most surely it is a hard thing except for the humble ones."
It has been said that we must seek guidance and relief through prayers and patience.
Showing Respect for the Beloved People of God
Wahabis entertain (habour) the extreme kind of tenets (doctrine) that affect the rights of the man. That is why; they do not care and do not respect people as if they have no meaning to them.
According to their doctrine, it is a major sin to bow and show respect to ones parents. If any person does so then he/she has committed the sin. This belief is certainly anti religion and anti intelligence. In the similar fashion, they do not give any credit and do not show any respect to the Prophets and saints (Aulias). If anyone shows esteem (high regard) to the highly noble people like the Prophets and Saints, they consider it to be a very big sin. They go further to extreme to consider the person, showing that kind of esteem, likely to be killed, likely to be slain.
Indeed, in all of their beliefs, the element of terrorism is very much there. The Holy Quran has ordained or selected that the Prophets and the Holy people should be respected and be shown love to. As in the Holy Quran it has been mentioned that they respect it and respect is to be given to the Prophets, Aulias and to those who are the noble souls, noble people. Likewise, the faded (vanished) graves and other things related to the Prophet and to the Aulias are respectable, therefore, in this version of the Holy Quran people are been expected to show regard to them.
As in Surah Baqarah verse 125,
"And when We made the House a pilgrimage for men and a (place of) security and: appoint for yourselves a place of prayer on the standing-place of Ibrahim."
In the Holy Quran it has been ordained that the people should offer their prayers where Hazrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him) had said his prayers long ago, whereas the worship of God, prayers, can be offered anywhere and any place.
However, it has been emphasized that the place where Hazrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him) said his prayers people must go there and says their prayers because it is a source of greater merit.
As a matter of fact, all the important places which were connected or which had Some kind of link with the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) or the Aulias, the Wahabis have gone to the extent to destroy them altogether.
In Surah Yusuf verse 93,
"Take this my shirt and cast it on my father's face he will (again) be able to see,"
Hazrat Yusuf said to his brothers to take his shirt and place the shirt on the eyes of his father, as it was likely that by touching the shirt on his eyes his vision may return. So this Quranic verse confirms that all things that are related to the Prophets are respectable and have been respected by the Prophets themselves. Therefore, it was not anti Islamic.
It is in Surah Baqarah verse 248,
"And the prophet said to them: Surely the sign of His kingdom is, that there shall come to you the chest in which there is tranquility from your Lord and residue of the relics of what the children of Moses and the children of Haroon have left the angels bearing it; most surely there is a sign in this for those who believe."
The trunk or chest that belonged to Hazrat Musa (peace be upon him) and Hazrat Haroon (peace be upon him) contained things that had once been used by Hazrat Musa (peace be upon him) and Hazrat Haroon (peace be upon him). Those things were carried by the angels within it were signs for the Momineen (believers). It is been authenticated (reliable) by this verse of the Holy Quran that all those things, which are related to or once used by the Prophets, are to be respected. According to Wahabis whosoever tries to show any respect to these things and articles used by the Prophets, is a Mushriq (infidel, pagan) and it is a big sin, a besetting (embarrassing) sin.
According to their belief if a person regards as a respect to the Prophet then his property and he himself is likely to be destroyed. It is mentioned on many places in the Holy Quran that all the things, left behind by the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), are to be respected, are to be given due regard.
As it is mentioned, in Surah Kahf verse 21,
"Those who prevailed in their affairs said: We will certainly raise a mosque over them."
That where the Ashabul Kahf, companions of Kahf were as a token of remembrance and respect, a Mosque was raised at that place. But according to the Wahabis belief construction of a dome over the graves is sin, hence, has no place in their Laws (Fiqha) or in school of thought. That is why all the domes in the Jana'atul Baqi were demolished and raised to the ground.
Respect of relics of Holy Prophets and Holy Saints
According to the Wahabis’ belief giving respect to an elder or any holy person is a sin and they call it Shirk (polytheism, paganism).
Moreover, touching the grave of the Holy Prophets or saints is also a sin and polytheism (shirk) before them.
During the rites (manasiq) of Hajj (Pilgrimage), most of Muslims believe that the relics, gift (Tabarookat) and the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) should be respected. So, whenever pilgrims touch or kiss the grave and the relics (souvenirs) with respect then the reaction of Wahabis is very intense and severe. Sometimes, guards sitting over there beat the kissing man with sticks and sometimes he is sent straight way to jail.
From the facts mentioned it is obvious that most of their acts are based on terrorism, cruelty and wickedness. Otherwise, indeed, all Muslims including the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) have been showing due deference and due regards to the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny).
The writer of the book ‘Mustaddarak Ha’kim’ has mentioned that once Marwan bin Hakam came near the grave of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and saw Abu Ayyub Ansari had placed his face on the grave of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), in this way, he was expressing his belief, and feeling of love towards the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). No doubt, that before the advent of Abdul Wahab and Ibne Tamia as well, there was no scope for such existence of illogical thoughts in Islam, which seems quite absurd to us now.
Imam Ahmad Hambal , an Imam of the Sunni sect, has written that once his son, Abdullah, had asked him if a person out of respect touches the pulpit (mimbar, rostrum) of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), kisses the pulpit, and attains blessing (tabarook) from it. In the similar fashion, behaves with the grave of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), does he deserve to receive some reward? He, Imam Ahmad Hambal, replied," I can do this." This incident has been recorded in the book Iqtasad Asara'at Al-mustaqeem.
Another big scholar, Ahmad Ibne Mohammad Muqri Maliki died in 1041 after Hijrat. He writes in his book ‘Fatehul Muta'al’ that Waliuddin Iraqi quoted from his teacher Abu Saeed who saw this version in an old book, which contained a letter from Ibne Nassir that somebody asked Ahmad Hambal that what would happen if one gives a kiss to the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) or obtain the souvenirs. Imam Ahmad Hambal said, ‘there is no harm in doing such kind of thing’.
For a second we assume that this belief of the Wahabis is correct, what right have they got to impose their own belief upon other sects of the Muslim? If anybody rejects and does not adopt those dogmas, which are propounded (intensified) by them, then why should the coerce (restrain) and give him/her sound beating or punishment.
The Holy Quran has strongly and openly declared that in religion and Faith there is no compulsion, nobody can force anyone. If they think their religion is the best one, and is based on the right then why do they stop literature of the other Islamic sects? This is the biggest base and the strongest proof against them having no logical arguments. Therefore, they believe in intense terrorism and deal other people with iron hand. For example, those who do not belong to their sect are not given any freedom, or liberty of thought, any liberty of press, so much so, they are not permitted to offer their prays in the manner they like.
This is what Taliban did in Afghanistan, that very often has been seen that (Bralvi-those who follow imam Bralvi) Muslims, having got a big majority live throughout and are spread in bulk all over the world, were also stopped from going to the mausoleum of the Saints, Aulias. Such kinds of mausoleums or tombs were closed down and the people mostly were not permitted to have congregational prayers, they could not offer their prayers collectively.
In this way, you can understand the kind of mentality the Wahabis have. Truly, their very existence depends on terrorism. Off course, the religion and the sect shall get extinct (disappear) shall stand no more having misleading beliefs and terrorism.
Saudi Arabia is an oil producing country, so Wahabis being masters of the Islamic centre, Mecca and Medina, takes undue advantage. Since, they have got their vested (beneficial) interests they are bend upon spreading terrorism in the whole world. Therefore, in order to put an end to terrorism, Wahabism has to be smashed (broken) before it kills countless innocent people and destroy the peace of the world.
During the season of Hajj hundreds of thousands of their agents are engage in preaching and propagating terrorism and Wahabism, but no other sect is allowed or permitted to preach their own beliefs and ideas in Saudi Arabia.
Obviously, at the time of Hajj, people from all over the world come to perform their sacrosanct (sacred, holy) duties and rites. As a matter of fact, those who come for Hajj are financially better off, and most of them being affected by the propaganda step into their shoe means accept their belief as an effect Wahabism spreads like wild fire. This a point to ponder that if Wahabism is left un-riddled (unsolved), left without any constrain (force) on it, gradually the rest of the sects will come to an end. It is apprehended (understood) that either the other Muslim sects will fade (vanish) or will just be obliterated (wiped out) in the world.
Through the analysis of the situation three important factors are found to be contributing towards spread and strength of Wahabism: first abundance of wealth, second availability of the facilities for preaching their religion and third the strength of organised terrorism.
These are very basic and important elements, or factors, which increase the strength of that religion.
To be continued...