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That all we do with Moulana is 'Shirk', then if we believe these scholars, who feel that even pig fat is haraam, then aren't we commiting 'shirk' by believing them?

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In reference to this previuos question, i had another question, if you say that all we do with Moulana is 'Shirk', then if we believe these scholars, who feel that even pig fat is haraam, then aren't we commiting 'shirk' by believing them?

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Believing Scholars is Shirk

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Only Allah and His Messenger (saws) have the right that they should be believed and obeyed unconditionally; no other human being, no matter who he is, will only be believed if his opinion is based on the guidance and teachings of the Quran and Sunnah!


 

Thus, if someone believes something is haraam or halaal, simply because some scholar has said it to be so without any evidence or basis from the Quran and Sunnah; that would indeed be a form of unconditional obedience to their scholars; and that will make their obedience a manifestation of the grave sin of shirk!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 31:They have made their scholars and their monks as their Rabbs besides Allah!

 

In a narration reported by Hadrat Adi bin Hatim (r.a.), who was a Christian before accepting Islam, that : I came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) to accept Islam and asked him (saws), O Messenger of Allah (saws) this verse (above 9:31) accuses us of making our scholars and our monks our Rabbs (or gods) besides Allah! What does it mean? The Messenger of Allah (saws) said, Is it not a fact that you accept as haraam whatever they declare as haraam, and halaal whatever they declare as halaal? I admitted that they indeed did. The Messenger of Allah (saws) then said, That amounts to making them God!

 

In light of the above Aayah of the Quran and the narration of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it clearly shows that those who set limits to the haraam and the halaal, without any evidence from the Quran and Sunnah, assume for themselves the rank of God-head; and those who acknowledge their right to declare things haraam and halaal make them their Rabbs instead of The One True Rabb Alone!

 

The scholars who have given their opinion on the consumption of pig-fat as impermissible to the believers, have based their opinion on the basis of the clear guidance and teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.

 

Compare that to the Moulanas decree who has declared that all fish without scales are haraam for his followers; or fish that are not caught alive and not read Bismillah on them by passing ones hand over them is haraam for their followers!!! This declaration of the Moulana is absolutely against the guidance of the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, and thus cannot be accepted! The moulana who thinks he has the right to pass decrees against the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah; and the ones who believe, follow, and obey such decrees are indeed guilty of the sin of shirk as declared in Surah Taubah verse 9 of the Holy Quran: They have made their scholars and their monks as their Rabbs besides Allah!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 14:It is He (Allah) Who has subjected the sea to your service so that you may get fresh flesh from it to eat and bring out of it articles of ornaments, which you wear.

 

Abu Hurairah (r.a.) related that a man asked the Messenger of Allah (saws), "O Messenger of Allah, we sail on the ocean and we carry only a little water. If we use it for ablution, we will have to go thirsty. May we use sea water for ablution?" Said the Messenger of Allah (saws), "Its (the sea) water is pure, and (even) its dead (animals) are halaal. (i.e., they can be eaten without any prescribed slaughtering)."

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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