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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Khilafate Rashida

I looked at what Hizbut Tahrir is asking for - Khilafa or the Caliphate. Who is opposing it vehemently, and why?

One may also ask why they have not asked for restoring Khifate Rashida.

Sunni thought has always looked upon Khilafate Rashida (The Rightly Guided Caliphate) as the model to aspire to. Why then this group has not asked Muslims to unite with this aim?

In the 1980's I came across a gentleman called Alvi (India born Pakistani and UK citizen), who had indeed formed this very movement. He did manage to get someone who was very sincere, but the two had a falling out after the latter was gradually diverted into "sainthood". That bit later.

Alvi, in later years at least, was not a paragon of virtue. In his feud with his former disciple, he went to the court with claims over the disciple's property, far in excess of his original loan to him. It transpired during the trial that it was actually Alvi who had been funded, supported, and given large loans by the disciple. The case was dismissed with some very unkind remarks about Alvi.

Unfortunate, but it is not the first time a noble cause has been exploited by people unworthy of it.

I tried searching the net, and guess what: The term has been hijacked!

by the Ahmadis, of all people!

Haq Char Yaar, understandably, also uses this term.

I am going to try the HT sitess, and ask the why thye have not used this term?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Satan's deceit

I see reports of conversions, mostly to Islam, but disturbingly enough, some from Islam to Christianity.

A part of these are due to "marriage" of Muslim girls to Christians in the West. It is forbidden, but it does occur. With children, and the pressure of society, some of these girls enter Christianity. What their inner thoughts are, were they really knowledgeable and practicing Muslims before their conversion, and did they believe in a personal savior before this, etc. are questions that need researching. I haven't come across much data or self-stories from that type of apostates.

Most cases of apostasy are due to pressures of society. Freedom to do what one pleases is very attractive at a certain age, and this gives rise to boyfriends, and then either they become either atheists, or if marriage, then gradually the resistance to Christianity gives way.

Some cases of conversion are after soul searching, reading the Scriptures, etc. In these cases, the convert reports a vision in which Jesus (as) appears and declares himself as Son of God. Then he asks to be accepted as a personal savior if the person wants salvation in the hereafter.

These poor people do not realise that this is actually Satan appearing as Jesus. How do you protect yourself from being misled in such a way?

Recite "Aoodhu billahe minashShaytanirRajeem"

أَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ

There is a story of how Satan tried to hoodwink Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani, but Allah (swt) saved the Sheikh. May Allah be your Protector and Guide

If Muslims are from a family where a person is held in such high esteem that he is a "personal savior", then shifting such allegiance to  Jesus is not such a great leap for the convert.One more reason to avoid sects where peers, mushaikh etc. are venerated.