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November 8, 2014

American Muslims vehemently con­demn the murderous campaign of ISIS and those who have

falsely attributed its leadership to anyone in the family of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him). The founder and Imam of The Muslims of America, Inc., His Eminence El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani El Qadri El Hashmi El Hassani wal Husseini, a member of Ahli Bayt, or direct descendent of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him), appeals to the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, to aid in restoring peace in the world.

 

Honorable President, bloodlines cannot be changed and in your family runs the blood of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him); therefore, we, The Muslims of America, appeal to you to expedite the realization of peace by bringing Muslims and Christians together against those who spread hate and those who support the genocide being committed by ISIS.

No Muslim and no descendant of the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, would ever tell people to commit crimes against humanity as is being perpetrated by the treacherous ISIS. Islam stands for peace. The Holy Qur’an explicitly forbids murder against unarmed citizens, priests, synagogues and churches. Islam does not sanction killings and suicide attacks.

 

It is documented that in the time when the Great Caliph Hazrat Umar (peace be upon him) set out to take over Jerusalem, a letter was composed wherein it was stated that the non-Muslims would unequivocally receive just treatment. “Their churches will not be inhabited by Muslims and will not be destroyed. Neither they, nor the land on which they stand, nor their cross, nor their property will be damaged. They will not be forcibly converted,” read the treaty. This provided safety and security for the inhabitants of Jerusalem to worship and live in peace and prosperity under Muslim rule. This  policy of peace was often repeated and written in the authentic traditions of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him). He (peace be upon him) reinforced the sanctity of the relationship between Muslims, Christians and Jews by saying: "He who wrongs a Jew or a Christian will have myself as his accuser on the Day of Judgment." (Al-Bukhari)

 

When Islam was thriving, Najran was the biggest center of Christianity in Arabia. It was at this time that the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, wrote a pact with the Christians that can be referenced to affirm the commitment of Islam to protect the innocent. An excerpt of the letter states:  “Najran has the protection of God and the pledge of Muhammad, the Prophet, to protect their lives, faith, land, and property… They need not change anything of their past customs. No right of theirs or their religion shall be altered. No bishop, monk or church guard shall be removed from his position. They are not held in suspicion and they shall suffer no vengeance killing. If any one of the people of Najran demands his rights, justice shall be done between the plaintiff and respondent. Neither oppression shall be allowed to be perpetrated on them, nor shall they be permitted to oppress anyone…”

 

This same level of respect and peace between Muslims and Christian can and is being accomplished in places such as Pakistan, a Muslim country, where there is a Christian college on 300 acres with all living as brethren to each other. If Muslims and Christians can live peacefully, then surely, should not Muslims be safe from the hands of other Muslims?

ISIS abuses the name of Islam when they actually follow their own deviant religion, wahhabism, and their Imam, Ibn Wahhab. ISIS and its Wahhabi roots use the media and the money of its financial supporters to spread the lie that they represent Islam, when in actuality, they are enemies of Muslims. Moreover, it is the descendants of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) who are the most oppressed people in the world suffering at the hands of these wahhabis. ISIS is insulting the name and honor of Ahle Bayt when, in fact, all Muslims are commanded by the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) to respect, protect and treat well his beloved family. Unfortunately, ISIS and the Wahhabis pay no reverence to Ahle Bayt and instead harbor the worst hatred, with the ruthless and vile intent to kill them, demolish the homes, tombs, shrines and sacred places of the Holy Last Messenger’s descendants, peace be upon them all.

 

The family tree of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) is well known. Members of Ahle Bayt can be found in Jordan, Pakistan, Senegal, and Mali. At least 60% of the Muslims in Senegal are Qadri and even in Mali there are Jilanis. Yet, in Mali, these extremist Wahhabis, called Al-Qaeda, have begun to spread their venomous falsehood and commit terrible acts against Muslims and non-Muslims alike attributing the violence erroneously to Islam. Through this deviant religion, wahhabism, no country or people are safe. Their aim is to spread chaos and pit brother against brother, Muslim against Christian, creating and cultivating a clash of civilizations.

 

Our Iman, El Sheikh Gillani, has made it compulsory that North American Muslims participate in the United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF), whose goal is to unite Muslims and all mankind on the common ground of belief in the One Almighty God.  People have been reminded and directed to cultivate good relations with their Christian neighbors in an ongoing effort to replace unfounded hate with peace and understanding. However, there is a third “hidden hand” that continues to spread baseless allegations and inflame an incessant hate campaign against Muslims in order to cause riots, prejudice and havoc. How can followers of Jesus, son of Mary (upon him peace) hate the people, Muslims, who also believe in and follow him? It is a historical fact that when Jesus, son of Mary (upon him peace) came to the Romans, he too was persecuted, accused of being a terrorist, and made out to be a threat to humanity. Nowadays, this same hidden group, who never believed in any holy book, is doing a similar thing to Muslims in order to instigate a conflict. Yet, Muslims are the only witnesses that Jesus, son of Mary (upon them peace) was and is a pious holy man, the Word of God and born of the chaste Mary. The Holy Qur’an defends his mother as a virtuous and pious lady. Muslims believe that Jesus, son of Mary, was not a result of illegitimate birth.

 

The United States and Canada should win back the confidence of the Muslims. We know, by and large, that Americans are very simple people, they’re not shrewd, cunning and cruel. They mind their own business. Therefore, this ‘hidden third hand’ is the real enemy of the United States of America. Let Muslims and Christians continue to work alongside one another by holding peace rallies and celebrating together the birthday of Jesus son of Mary and the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon them) because it cannot be done in other countries. It is not possible to be done even in Saudi Arabia, which claims to be a Muslim country, lest the people be put to death.

 

As American Muslims, we remain loyal as America is our birthplace, homeland, and residence, in which our many generations have helped establish this great nation. This is part of the mission of the followers of Ahle Bayt and of El Sheikh Gillani, who initially came to America on a humanitarian mission to introduce the El Gilani Methodology (EGM) for the  healing of physical and nonphysical diseases. EGM is a standardized system that utilizes select portions of the Holy Qur’an, supplications, and spiritual exercises to cure so-called incurable diseases. EGM was pioneered by El Sheikh Gillani in 1976 as a result of a scientific and clinical experiment performed under the auspices of the World Health Organization in Taif, Saudi Arabia at the behest of their government. EGM has been scientifically proven to heal those suffering from AIDS, schizophrenia, depression, chronic and acute physical illnesses, cancers, and neurological disorders, to name a few. Healing with EGM has continued for decades in America under the expert spiritual guidance of El Sheikh Gillani.  “I am not an ordinary person, I was sent directly as a guide with signs from Almighty God,” El Sheikh Gillani explains.

 

One monumental, miraculous sign is the  appearance of  personal name of Almighty God, Allah, in Arabic script on the wall of the masjid in Hancock, New York at the headquarters of The Muslims of America, Inc. This masjid, now dedicated to Hazrat Ghaus ul Azam Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani (may God be pleased with him), has shown this miraculous sign which continues to shine luminously on the wall of the masjid since August 2010 - over four years later.  “I’m not speaking on my own,” El Sheikh Gillani continues, “this has been authorized by Almighty Allah, The Glorified and Exalted and the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) for me to guide people on the straight path. Neither I, nor any of my followers, have committed any violence.” As a matter of fact, El Sheikh Gillani is grateful to the US State Department for clarifying his innocence in the unfortunate case of Daniel Pearl, which has been falsely attributed to El Sheikh Gillani by the enemies of peace.

 

ISIS and those who have This is our statement, for all over the world. Our motto is ‘Mankind is the Family of God’ and we never tell anyone to commit any wrong.

November 8, 2014

American Muslims vehemently con­demn the murderous campaign of ISIS and those who have

falsely attributed its leadership to anyone in the family of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him). The founder and Imam of The Muslims of America, Inc., His Eminence El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani El Qadri El Hashmi El Hassani wal Husseini, a member of Ahli Bayt, or direct descendent of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him), appeals to the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, to aid in restoring peace in the world.

 

Honorable President, bloodlines cannot be changed and in your family runs the blood of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him); therefore, we, The Muslims of America, appeal to you to expedite the realization of peace by bringing Muslims and Christians together against those who spread hate and those who support the genocide being committed by ISIS.

No Muslim and no descendant of the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, would ever tell people to commit crimes against humanity as is being perpetrated by the treacherous ISIS. Islam stands for peace. The Holy Qur’an explicitly forbids murder against unarmed citizens, priests, synagogues and churches. Islam does not sanction killings and suicide attacks.

 

It is documented that in the time when the Great Caliph Hazrat Umar (peace be upon him) set out to take over Jerusalem, a letter was composed wherein it was stated that the non-Muslims would unequivocally receive just treatment. “Their churches will not be inhabited by Muslims and will not be destroyed. Neither they, nor the land on which they stand, nor their cross, nor their property will be damaged. They will not be forcibly converted,” read the treaty. This provided safety and security for the inhabitants of Jerusalem to worship and live in peace and prosperity under Muslim rule. This  policy of peace was often repeated and written in the authentic traditions of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him). He (peace be upon him) reinforced the sanctity of the relationship between Muslims, Christians and Jews by saying: "He who wrongs a Jew or a Christian will have myself as his accuser on the Day of Judgment." (Al-Bukhari)

 

When Islam was thriving, Najran was the biggest center of Christianity in Arabia. It was at this time that the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, wrote a pact with the Christians that can be referenced to affirm the commitment of Islam to protect the innocent. An excerpt of the letter states:  “Najran has the protection of God and the pledge of Muhammad, the Prophet, to protect their lives, faith, land, and property… They need not change anything of their past customs. No right of theirs or their religion shall be altered. No bishop, monk or church guard shall be removed from his position. They are not held in suspicion and they shall suffer no vengeance killing. If any one of the people of Najran demands his rights, justice shall be done between the plaintiff and respondent. Neither oppression shall be allowed to be perpetrated on them, nor shall they be permitted to oppress anyone…”

 

This same level of respect and peace between Muslims and Christian can and is being accomplished in places such as Pakistan, a Muslim country, where there is a Christian college on 300 acres with all living as brethren to each other. If Muslims and Christians can live peacefully, then surely, should not Muslims be safe from the hands of other Muslims?

ISIS abuses the name of Islam when they actually follow their own deviant religion, wahhabism, and their Imam, Ibn Wahhab. ISIS and its Wahhabi roots use the media and the money of its financial supporters to spread the lie that they represent Islam, when in actuality, they are enemies of Muslims. Moreover, it is the descendants of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) who are the most oppressed people in the world suffering at the hands of these wahhabis. ISIS is insulting the name and honor of Ahle Bayt when, in fact, all Muslims are commanded by the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) to respect, protect and treat well his beloved family. Unfortunately, ISIS and the Wahhabis pay no reverence to Ahle Bayt and instead harbor the worst hatred, with the ruthless and vile intent to kill them, demolish the homes, tombs, shrines and sacred places of the Holy Last Messenger’s descendants, peace be upon them all.

 

The family tree of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) is well known. Members of Ahle Bayt can be found in Jordan, Pakistan, Senegal, and Mali. At least 60% of the Muslims in Senegal are Qadri and even in Mali there are Jilanis. Yet, in Mali, these extremist Wahhabis, called Al-Qaeda, have begun to spread their venomous falsehood and commit terrible acts against Muslims and non-Muslims alike attributing the violence erroneously to Islam. Through this deviant religion, wahhabism, no country or people are safe. Their aim is to spread chaos and pit brother against brother, Muslim against Christian, creating and cultivating a clash of civilizations.

 

Our Iman, El Sheikh Gillani, has made it compulsory that North American Muslims participate in the United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF), whose goal is to unite Muslims and all mankind on the common ground of belief in the One Almighty God.  People have been reminded and directed to cultivate good relations with their Christian neighbors in an ongoing effort to replace unfounded hate with peace and understanding. However, there is a third “hidden hand” that continues to spread baseless allegations and inflame an incessant hate campaign against Muslims in order to cause riots, prejudice and havoc. How can followers of Jesus, son of Mary (upon him peace) hate the people, Muslims, who also believe in and follow him? It is a historical fact that when Jesus, son of Mary (upon him peace) came to the Romans, he too was persecuted, accused of being a terrorist, and made out to be a threat to humanity. Nowadays, this same hidden group, who never believed in any holy book, is doing a similar thing to Muslims in order to instigate a conflict. Yet, Muslims are the only witnesses that Jesus, son of Mary (upon them peace) was and is a pious holy man, the Word of God and born of the chaste Mary. The Holy Qur’an defends his mother as a virtuous and pious lady. Muslims believe that Jesus, son of Mary, was not a result of illegitimate birth.

 

The United States and Canada should win back the confidence of the Muslims. We know, by and large, that Americans are very simple people, they’re not shrewd, cunning and cruel. They mind their own business. Therefore, this ‘hidden third hand’ is the real enemy of the United States of America. Let Muslims and Christians continue to work alongside one another by holding peace rallies and celebrating together the birthday of Jesus son of Mary and the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon them) because it cannot be done in other countries. It is not possible to be done even in Saudi Arabia, which claims to be a Muslim country, lest the people be put to death.

 

As American Muslims, we remain loyal as America is our birthplace, homeland, and residence, in which our many generations have helped establish this great nation. This is part of the mission of the followers of Ahle Bayt and of El Sheikh Gillani, who initially came to America on a humanitarian mission to introduce the El Gilani Methodology (EGM) for the  healing of physical and nonphysical diseases. EGM is a standardized system that utilizes select portions of the Holy Qur’an, supplications, and spiritual exercises to cure so-called incurable diseases. EGM was pioneered by El Sheikh Gillani in 1976 as a result of a scientific and clinical experiment performed under the auspices of the World Health Organization in Taif, Saudi Arabia at the behest of their government. EGM has been scientifically proven to heal those suffering from AIDS, schizophrenia, depression, chronic and acute physical illnesses, cancers, and neurological disorders, to name a few. Healing with EGM has continued for decades in America under the expert spiritual guidance of El Sheikh Gillani.  “I am not an ordinary person, I was sent directly as a guide with signs from Almighty God,” El Sheikh Gillani explains.

 

One monumental, miraculous sign is the  appearance of  personal name of Almighty God, Allah, in Arabic script on the wall of the masjid in Hancock, New York at the headquarters of The Muslims of America, Inc. This masjid, now dedicated to Hazrat Ghaus ul Azam Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani (may God be pleased with him), has shown this miraculous sign which continues to shine luminously on the wall of the masjid since August 2010 - over four years later.  “I’m not speaking on my own,” El Sheikh Gillani continues, “this has been authorized by Almighty Allah, The Glorified and Exalted and the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) for me to guide people on the straight path. Neither I, nor any of my followers, have committed any violence.” As a matter of fact, El Sheikh Gillani is grateful to the US State Department for clarifying his innocence in the unfortunate case of Daniel Pearl, which has been falsely attributed to El Sheikh Gillani by the enemies of peace.

 

ISIS and those who have This is our statement, for all over the world. Our motto is ‘Mankind is the Family of God’ and we never tell anyone to commit any wrong.

October 11, 2013

The Holy Qur'an is the ‘Word of Allah’ and this Divine book was revealed in the Arabic language.  It is obligatory for those who wish to fully understand Holy Qur'an to study and know Arabic well, otherwise, one would not have scratched the surface of it's meaning. The Holy Qur'an was sent down to the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) not only as guidance for mankind, but as the fountainhead of all knowledge. Arabic, at the time of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, was the richest language on the face of the earth and still is today.

There are many translations of Holy Qur'an that have been undertaken in order to give Muslims who don't speak Arabic a chance to understand some of what the Holy Qur'an teaches. These translations are far from perfect and should only be taken as an attempt to give a basic understanding of the Divine Text. Some of these translations were not even written by Islamic scholars; instead, these people maliciously or ignorantly misinterpreted the Holy Qur'an.

The munafiqun and the Jews,on countless occasions throughout history, tried to change the Words of Allah, the Most High, for their own selfish benefit. To change the Words of Allah is a heinous crime and those who commit this crime, Allah the Most High says of them in Surah Maidah, Ayah 41: He "does not intend to purify their hearts. For them in this world is disgrace, and for them in the hereafter is a grievous punishment."

One recent example of this is the The Qur'an DVD series for reciter Muhammad Khalil Al Husary, in which very derogatory words are used in the translation of Suratul Duha when referencing Rasulullah (peace be upon him). In this series’ translation of Suratul Duha, line number seven, “wa wajadaka dhaalin fa hada”, this line is translated as: "We have found you in search of Allah, and We showed you the way" or “You were looking for a way, and you didn't know it, We showed you". Additionally, this flawed translation uses words like, “We found him distracted…”, when words like "distracted" are used when describing mental patients. This is totally and completely incorrect, as clarified by the best commentators of Holy Qur'an. The appropriate translation of this ayah or line means: “and We found you unaware of the laws that are not easily understood.” The videos containing these erroneous and misleading translations should be immediately confiscated!

In Arabic, one word may have many, many meanings depending on context, situation, speaker and audience being addressed. Due to the richness of the Arabic language and the perfect dialect spoken by the Meccan Arabs, the Holy Qur'an was revealed in this most perfect style and beautiful language so unique and incomparable, that even the Arab scholars of that time were astounded!  The Holy Qur'an can only be understood by using the language in which it was revealed.

Today, there is much evil being perpetrated by those who target the Holy Qur'an and distort its meanings.  Previously, there were similar incorrect translations of Holy Qur'an by Jamiat-ul-Qur'an, an organization that is selling their imperfect products to western countries such as America, without any right to do so. By claiming to be of Ahli Bait -  the blessed family of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) - many Holy Qur'ans are printed with translations taken out of context. Yet, they were paid to kill Ahli Bait, to lead people in error- English speaking people who can’t read in Arabic. Due to their misguiding, misinterpretation, and misleading in the name of Holy Qur’an, such people are worse than Terry Jones, who tried to burn the Holy Qur’an.

One of the miracles of the Holy Qur'an is that innumerable populations of Muslims have memorized it since the time of the Holy Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) in order to preserve the Words of Allah in their original state. This will continue until the Last Day, as Allah the Most High has promised in His Qur'an:

“If you are in doubt about what We have revealed to Our servant, then bring a Surah similar to this, and do call your supporters other than Allah, if you are true. But if you do not - and you will never be able to - then guard yourselves against the Fire, the fuel of which will be men and stones. It has been prepared for disbelievers.” (Surah Baqara, ayat 23,24)

October 6, 2013

Americans must not tolerate extremism in any form and therefore must stop those who incite hatred in order to cash in on the spread of Islamophobia. According to the Center for American Progress’s report, Fear, Inc., tens of millions of dollars has been pumped into front organizations in the United States with self-styled representatives leading a crusade against Islam. There is a long list of parasites who imbed themselves into society, posing as patriots, but who in actuality have nefarious plans to wipe out Muslims and Islam from America. However, these enemies of America are instead bringing harm to the American people and our interests at home and abroad.

No one can stop the progress and peaceful spread of Islam. The socially rejected, known criminals, cheats and frauds continue to cash in on Islamophobia for the money, popularity, and attention while making millions. Terry Jones, Martin Mawyer, Sam Bacile others receive funds from aware and possibly unaware donors in the name of their organizations, which spread Islamophobia creating hatred between Muslims and Christians in America. Sam Bacile produced a very offensive, sacrilegious film against Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), causing uprisings around the world. What was his objective?

Americans must not capitulate to the actions of such extremists who wish to burn holy books. In his yearly attempt to garner attention for his hate campaign, the so-called Pastor Terry Jones, and former waiter, attempted to again set fire to Holy Quran, but was instead arrested. According to the Tampa Tribune, before Jones’s attempted his stunt, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, telephoned to convey his concern “that such activity is disrespectful to Muslims and needlessly puts innocent civilians and US military members in the Centcom area of responsibility at greater risk.” If such an act of barbarity is allowed, the world will continue to see the repercussions and negative implications which can only harm American soldiers abroad, diplomats, government officials and embassy workers.

No longer will Americans play into hands of these charlatans who were robbing people in the name of healing and, finding they were exposed, now set out to indulge in a most horrendous pursuit that is isolating America from the rest of world and inciting violence against Americans and American interests.

What reason do leading Islamophobes give for this constant attack on Muslims? Muslims did not destroy the World Trade Center, but instead culpability for the tragedy lies in the Zionist Israeli regime. Why victimize Muslims for a crime they did not commit?  Instead, the American people should stand up and put end to the unholy war against indigenous American Muslims who have done no harm to their country, revere the Holy Bible as the book of God and love Jesus, son of Mary, the second to last messenger of Islam.

October 6, 2013

Americans must not tolerate extremism in any form and therefore must stop those who incite hatred in order to cash in on the spread of Islamophobia. According to the Center for American Progress’s report, Fear, Inc., tens of millions of dollars has been pumped into front organizations in the United States with self-styled representatives leading a crusade against Islam. There is a long list of parasites who imbed themselves into society, posing as patriots, but who in actuality have nefarious plans to wipe out Muslims and Islam from America. However, these enemies of America are instead bringing harm to the American people and our interests at home and abroad.

No one can stop the progress and peaceful spread of Islam. The socially rejected, known criminals, cheats and frauds continue to cash in on Islamophobia for the money, popularity, and attention while making millions. Terry Jones, Martin Mawyer, Sam Bacile others receive funds from aware and possibly unaware donors in the name of their organizations, which spread Islamophobia creating hatred between Muslims and Christians in America. Sam Bacile produced a very offensive, sacrilegious film against Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), causing uprisings around the world. What was his objective?

Americans must not capitulate to the actions of such extremists who wish to burn holy books. In his yearly attempt to garner attention for his hate campaign, the so-called Pastor Terry Jones, and former waiter, attempted to again set fire to Holy Quran, but was instead arrested. According to the Tampa Tribune, before Jones’s attempted his stunt, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, telephoned to convey his concern “that such activity is disrespectful to Muslims and needlessly puts innocent civilians and US military members in the Centcom area of responsibility at greater risk.” If such an act of barbarity is allowed, the world will continue to see the repercussions and negative implications which can only harm American soldiers abroad, diplomats, government officials and embassy workers.

No longer will Americans play into hands of these charlatans who were robbing people in the name of healing and, finding they were exposed, now set out to indulge in a most horrendous pursuit that is isolating America from the rest of world and inciting violence against Americans and American interests.

What reason do leading Islamophobes give for this constant attack on Muslims? Muslims did not destroy the World Trade Center, but instead culpability for the tragedy lies in the Zionist Israeli regime. Why victimize Muslims for a crime they did not commit?  Instead, the American people should stand up and put end to the unholy war against indigenous American Muslims who have done no harm to their country, revere the Holy Bible as the book of God and love Jesus, son of Mary, the second to last messenger of Islam.

July 13, 2013

The Vice Chancellor of the International Qur’anic Open University, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani, delivers a dynamic statement to the world to address disturbing lies forged by the patrons of Islamophobia who wish to paint a picture that is contrary to his lifelong mission as a teacher, reformer and guide. In 1979, His Eminence El Sheikh Gillani, a noble direct descendant of Ahlul Bayt, which is the family of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), traveled to America. The lineage of El Sheikh Gillani can be traced to his noble grandfather, the world-renowned and revered Ghauzul Azam El Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani (b. 1077 c.e.) (ra) of Baghdad. As head of the distinguished and influential Gillani family in Pakistan, His Eminence El Sheikh Gillani has continuously performed his noble duties to uplift and protect God's servants. Over thirty years later, El Sheikh Gillani emerges as one of the world’s greatest humanitarians, going wherever there is a cry for help.

 

When arriving in America, El Sheikh Gillani met a devoted group of indigenous American Muslims whose hearts were yearning for a leader and guide dedicated to the practice of Al Islam at a time when the deviant Wahabi ideology infiltrated the American Muslim mainstream. El Sheikh Gillani found this earnest group of American Muslims in an unlikely place- the depressed ghettos of the inner cities where drugs, crime and violence were rampant.  As unlikely as it seems, these Americans had prayed to Almighty God for relief, and after witnessing many Divine miraculous manifestations supporting El Sheikh Gillani’s mission, this group of American Muslims soon formed a devout community of faithful Muslims becoming known as The Muslims of America, Inc.

 

Today, in contrast to the horrifying ghettos of the inner cities, The Muslims of America, Inc., have established peaceful rural villages, where they live a clean life, focus on education, serve in local communities, partake in an agricultural lifestyle and raise the fourth generation of children who have benefitted from the care of His Eminence. Regardless of this great progress, in a post 9/11 America, there are those who have manufactured new careers and made vast fortunes masquerading as Christians, but who are actually peddlers of Islamophobia and not followers of the second to the last messenger, Jesus son of the Chaste Mary. Instead, they are bent on distorting the truth, spreading lies and falsehood, and attempting to bring about unrest and violence between unaware Christians and Muslims. El Sheikh Gillani remains steadfast under the attack of such frauds who have attempted to degrade years of service to mankind by using books and web pages filled with propaganda as well as deceptive editing of thirty-year-old videos to incite the panic that American Muslims are planning to harm  their fellow neighbors- an outright fabrication.

 

Coinciding with his travels to America, in the early 1980’s, another cry was heard from halfway around the globe as the innocent people of Afghanistan were invaded by the former Soviet Union (USSR) sending shockwaves throughout the world.  An immediate reaction rang out from the humanitarian community including the United Nations as well as a strong response from the United States of America who supported the “Mujahideen”, also called freedom fighters, so that the people of Afghanistan could repel the communist aggressors. El Sheikh Gillani, his American followers and Muslims from all over the world joined the international community in confronting the Soviets to drive them from Afghanistan. In the State of the Union Address Delivered Before a Joint Session of the Congress on January 23, 1980, President Jimmy Carter stated:

 

…at this moment, massive Soviet troops are attempting to subjugate the fiercely independent and deeply religious people of Afghanistan.…The integrity and the independence of weaker nations must not be threatened. But now the Soviet Union has taken a radical and an aggressive new step. It's using its great military power against a relatively defenseless nation. The implications of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan could pose the most serious threat to the peace since the Second World War.

The vast majority of nations on Earth have condemned this latest Soviet attempt to extend its colonial domination of others and have demanded the immediate withdrawal of Soviet troops. The Moslem world is especially and justifiably outraged by this aggression against an Islamic people. No action of a world power has ever been so quickly and so overwhelmingly condemned. But verbal condemnation is not enough. The Soviet Union must pay a concrete price for their aggression….

 

As El Sheikh Gillani continued his efforts to help the people of Afghanistan, the devastation in that country over the next five years was horrific.  According to Amnesty International, “about 1 million Afghans died”. The United Nations News Centre reports, “…About 3 million refugees fled to Pakistan and 1.5 million to Iran. Many people were also driven from the countryside to Kabul, and in total more than half of the population was displaced…”.

 

In a radio address to Americans on December 28, 1985, President Ronald Reagan reiterated American support for the freedom fighters, the Mujahideen, who were instrumental in finally expelling the former USSR from Afghanistan:

 

 

In 1985, when the Mujahideen fighting in Afghanistan were invited and honored at the White House, President Reagan went so far as to say about the Mujahideen: "These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America's Founding Fathers."

 

As Imam of The Muslims of America, and Vice Chancellor of the International Qur’anic Open University, Inc., El Sheikh Gillani has consistently performed the noble work of teaching and reforming those whose founding fathers indeed built America. Instead of paying due regard for the sacrifices and recognizing the successes of El Sheikh Gillani, forces who are against America have instead launched a barrage of media assaults falsely accusing The Muslims of America, Inc. as enemies of their fellow countrymen.

 

In the forefront of this assault is the President of the so-called Christian Action Network, Martin Mawyer, who released a book in 2012 titled Twilight in America, which prompted The Muslims of America,Inc. to file a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit in federal court. In addition to the book, Mawyer was responsible for the publication and propagation of a deceitful film portraying El Sheikh Gillani’s heroic efforts in Afghanistan and Indian-occupied Kashmir as training camps against Americans.

 

The best medicine for lies is truth.

 

El Sheikh Gillani takes a journey through time as he delivers a timely policy statement detailing the history of his mission, the victories and the current struggles as the enemies of Islam persist in their attack of innocent American Muslims who have done no harm to their own country.

 

His Eminence El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani:

 

I issued a Victory Letter in English. In it is written that Almighty Allah spoke to the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) and informed us that Allah ta Ala is going to dismember the USSR. In the Victory Letter, I gave a declaration to everyone to come and fight the Communists and that they would be successful. It was in that time that I was encouraged by the Pakistani government and the Reagan Administration to help Americans to fight against the Communists.

 

In America, I held Jihad conferences in New York and New Jersey, which were very known and public. I had letters with me encouraging people to go and fight the Communists. Then, I went back to Pakistan and gave a decree of Jihad in Peshawar where we signed to wage a holy war against the Soviet Communists. During this time, one of my partners was so respected by U.S. President Reagan that when he went to America, Reagan himself came to the airport and took him from the airplane in his car. The Americans gave us overwhelming respect and honor. Our family cousin A. Shah Gilani is still a very strong man there. I soon found out that people responded to the decree, the Qadris, particularly those lovers of Ahl Bayt, and followers of Abdul Qadir Gilani (ra). They heard my call and came out in the hundreds in Peshawar to volunteer to fight the Communists who were occupying Afghanistan. However, they suffered heavy casualties because they were unskilled, so I needed someone to train them.

 

I requested some of my American followers, such as Husain Abdallah and honored American Muslim veterans to come help me and help America, by training those who came forward so that they could go and successfully fight the Communists. As a Holy Man, a member of Ahl Bayt, I was a spiritual guide to people, making prayers and encouraging them to go and fight. A group came to Pakistan to the mountains of our Murree campus, a place where you can go today and still see the same backdrops and same scenery. It was in Murree that a video was made. For the sake of the video, I put on fatigues and a jacket to invite people in Pakistan and all over the world to come fight the Communists who had illegally invaded the country of Afghanistan. Do you understand that we never had any training camps against America? America is your homeland. My whole family are Americans. Everything that was done was supported by the United States of America, not against the United States of America.

 

Instead of doctoring the video to look like training against Americans, why don’t you instead honor those who are sitting there on both sides because they sacrificed much by going to Pakistan to try and fight the enemy of America? Those are American Muslim Veterans.  Similarly, when the country of Kashmir was illegally occupied, I did the same by going to the Kashmiri camps to make prayers and tell them to expel those who occupied their country illegally in spite of the UN resolution of 1948, which said Kashmiris would obtain the right of plebiscite to choose to be a part of India or Pakistan.

 

They have a video showing me as I visit the Kashmiri camps. My family is in Kashmir. Ninety percent of Kashmiris follow my ancestor’s Qadri (sufi) order. Kashmir is occupied illegally by India. Of course I will have to help the Kashmiri cause when 90% of Muslims have been occupied illegally by India. Why hasn’t the United Nations done something in Kashmir? They went to Timur Island, created rights for the people, and then sent the United Nations army and separated the island to bring peace. The United Nations did the same in Sudan. This is what they are doing everywhere, why not help the people of Kashmir?

 

The situation in Afghanistan was created as a vehicle to transplant the Jews from the USSR to the illegal state of Israel. They used America, Americans, American money and Muslims to fight their war. In the book, Al-Islam in America, there is a photograph that depicts these events. It attests to the large amounts of money, millions and millions of dollars, spent. It was the Jews’ war yet, now it is thought that some of our followers, and Muslims in America, are actually a danger for them and a threat to their existence.  They are not a danger to the United States. Martin Mawyer, the Christian Action Network and others of their ilk are the enemies -not of the Muslims-, but of the United States of America. That is why they have people like Martin Mawyer and others who burn books and make Hollywood movies in an attempt to degrade Islam. There should be some end to injustice. The most unfortunate thing in America is the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who first chooses people as their friends to get their work done and then they terminate them. This is their ongoing policy.

 

As a matter of fact, not only Muslims in America, but the American people are under siege.  They are no longer independent. They are put into proxy war after war.

That is why I myself established the United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF). Peace in America depends on Muslim- Christian unity and both having understanding. So, is Martin Mawyer following the teachings of Jesus son of Mary (as)? If he were, he would not lie or falsely accuse anyone as Jesus son of Mary never did. I tell the world – Muslims are the only one who brought the book, Holy Qur’an, which is the only Divine evidence that Jesus son of Mary was the result of legitimate birth. His mother was “Siddiqa”, a pious virtuous virgin who gave birth according to the Almighty’s plan. She was given glad tidings of his miraculous birth. The Holy Quran is the only book that establishes that Jesus son of Mary spoke in the cradle and told all that Allah has “made me a prophet”. In burning Holy Qur’an, Terry Jones in actuality burned the revelation according to Jesus, for the Holy Quran contains the pure and summarized form of the Holy Gospel found in Surah (chapter) Ali Imran and Surah Maryam. Holy Qur’an also contains, in condensed form, the Torah found in Surah Al Baqara as well as mentions the whole account of Moses (peace be upon them all). The truth is that those making fortunes on Islamophobia, their first aim is to bring about a clash between Muslims and Christians in America and their second objective is to use it as their means of livelihood. It is a big, ongoing business to abuse Muslims, falsely accuse them, attack their beliefs and then ask for a donation from here and there. All of them are the riff-raff, dropouts, drug addicts, scammers and frauds of society who have taken up the business of slandering Muslims who are American citizens. Such people are the cancer of society, enemies of the United States who do not wish to strengthen but instead want to weaken America by bringing strife between Muslims and Christians.  They know, as do I, that Muslims and Christians are brethren and will be united through Imam Mahdi. Not only do I know Imam Mahdi, but I have introduced him to some of my followers. Imam Mahdi is going to come and he is the one who will join Islam and Christianity under one religion. He will single out the common enemy who conspired to crucify Jesus Son of Mary and hurled false accusations against his blessed, chaste mother by calling him of an illegitimate birth. That is the purpose of Imam Mahdi- to deal with these people posing as Christians who have no resemblance to the followers of Jesus, son of Mary.

 

Martin Mawyer’s Christian Action Network (CAN) threw leaflets from an airplane to the earth bringing false accusations against me even after the U.S. State Department has acknowledged that I have had nothing to do with anything. Yet he continues to incite citizens and law enforcement to take action against me and members of The Muslims of America, Inc. Is there any law? Well, law is with Almighty God right now. Are Martin Mawyer and other people out there blind?

 

In our Muslim village of Holy Islamberg, New York, Almighty God’s personal name, Allah, is shining in the Holy Shrine. What does it mean? It is a sign of Almighty God. Those who oppress Muslims want to deny the existence of Allah and burn Holy Quran, but can you stop Allah Almighty?

 

Whenever Almighty God shows some sign there is always a reason. It is a stern warning for oppressors and glad tidings for the believers. Fear Almighty God. Think about what had happened to those people who denied and rejected the signs of Almighty God, they were destroyed. He destroyed the people of ‘Ad. He destroyed the people of Thamud. He sent tornado after tornado and wiped them out of existence. Now these signs can be observed here in America. Islamberg has become one of the holiest places in the world. Allah’s name had never shown in any part of the world in past history. Allah’s name has been shining for the last three years, and continues to shine up until now. It will keep on shining until Islam dominates. Allah will teach lessons, so take heed.  Respect the law. Why is there no justice? American Muslims are under attack because anyone is allowed to do anything. Not only do people have freedom of speech, they have freedom of action. What are Martin Mawyer's motives for publicly posting the address and then freely directing people to go to locations of The Muslims of America, Inc? Subsequently, one of our locations is attacked by a gunman while other locations have trespassers and intruders." What have American Muslims done? There are so many other communities living independently on their private properties. We are not an exception.

 

Also, respect international law. Innocent people, mostly children, continue to be killed by unlawful drones from above. Do you not see if you destroy one house in Pakistan, Allah sends a “drone” to destroy hundreds of houses through wraths like earthquakes, tornadoes, etc. This process will go on until your drones go home. His wrath has already been substantiated, but it is attributed to Mother Nature. There is no such thing as mother nature. It is Divine wrath and it is striking repeatedly. It will continue occurring. Try to stop it if you can. I am warning all to fear Almighty Allah for He destroyed many nations before.

 

I am responsible for continually guiding Muslims. Allah has presented miraculous sign after sign acknowledging and honoring me as the rightful Imam of the Muslims. Rainbow after rainbow has appeared and people see them and make not that it is still happening. It is my duty to guide the Muslims wherever they are and I will do so. Save yourself from the wrath of Allah. Leave Muslims alone. Let Muslims and followers of Jesus son of Mary become closer to one another without hindrance. No Muslims in America have committed crimes against the United States of America. No American Muslim has committed acts of terrorism.  

 

I am the one who, for the last 30 years, has been reforming and carving American youth- men and women both, into respectable citizens. Today, the fruits of my labor have materialized as I watch proudly a fourth Muslim American generation who are doctors, engineers, lawyers and businessmen. They have better cars than I have. They have more income than I have. I have lived with them, slept in their homes, ate with them. I helped their families purchase land as a gift that would keep giving. The third and fourth generation of Muslim Americans that were raised on these lands are the doctors, lawyers and teachers of today!   Who has done this before? What organization teaches young people lost in the ghettos to be straightforward, honest, ambitious, hard-working, independent, and to become good Americans? Has anybody done it before? No, because their educational and social system says let them do whatever they want to do.

 

No matter the contribution, anything Muslims do is totally rejected. We introduced the El Gilani Methodology. Our doctors, MDs, went to California to discuss this methodology designed to heal mental patients with select verses of Holy Qur’an. It is scientifically proven and successful.  The doctors of EGM spoke, showed and proved to them the recorded cases of healing of incurable mental diseases. We provided them the evidences from the Sufic Research Institute. Many rejected it because it came from the Muslims. In 1976 and 1977 under the auspices of WHO (World Health Organization), I proved the effects of healing with Holy Qur’an in Saudia Arabia in the presence of doctors from eight countries who were eyewitnesses to the success including the chief head of the international organization, Dr. Dennis Leigh and others who were from Egypt, Sudan, England, America and Pakistan. Did the WHO acknowledge the success and immediately begin to help people? Did they thank me as a scientist for my scientific research and methodology? No, because psychiatrists said they would be out of business if EGM was allowed to propagate. My books were even prescribed by the Saudi government for their university, but were taken off the shelves by these people. The methodology I invented, EGM, cures the incurable and it is saving lives. I revived a brain dead patient in Germantown hospital with EGM. Seek out Dr. Davis if you wish to know more.

 

We do not beg for anything from anyone. We are strangers to this world. Those who have tried to tell people to attack us should know that we love going back to Allah a million times more than you love your wine and women. We do not belong to this world. We came from Allah and unto Allah we will return. We do not look to our right we do not look to the left. We do not care what you say. Do what you can do.  Do it! You will be humiliated as Allah’s wrath is falling on you and it will continue to fall more and more as it seems there is no law, no humility, and no decency left in this world. Lying has become fun, an art. Media is no exception as Fox television lets everyone do and say whatever they want. Open your eyes and see, former Islamophobe Arnoud Van Doorn, the Dutch politician helped make a blasphemous film about the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon, and now, Van Doorn has become a Muslim. He was formerly a patron of Martin Mawyer, giving money and support.

 

All should know and understand that Muslims are the only people who acknowledge Jesus son of Mary as the second to the last messenger; his status is both loved and revered.

 

This is my message and this is my statement.  It can be taken any way you like.

July 8, 2013

Many Americans are unaware of the honored position Jesus son of Mary (peace be upon him) holds in Islam, wherein there is no dispute of his immaculate conception as commanded by Almighty God.  His mother, the blessed Mary (Maryam in Arabic), was a virgin and an honored lady.  There is no discrepancy among Muslims regarding these facts because Holy Quran is the only book that delineates the virgin birth, it being a miracle and personal handiwork of God.  Numerous chapters throughout Holy Quran provide proof of Jesus son of Mary’s birth and mission.

The ignorance of Islam’s reverence for Jesus, son of Mary is now being seized and manipulated by individuals posing as Christians in order to wreak havoc against the citizens of our great country.  These religious zealots and criminals seek to dissolve Christian-Muslim unity in the United States, and all over the world, by spreading false propaganda, fabricating outright lies and using media to disseminate their anti-Muslim and anti-religious agenda. Individuals like Martin Mawyer and Rev. Robert Spencer; organizations like the Christian Action Network and the American Thinker’s, who promulgated a “Step-by-Step Guide to Smiting Muslims”, are all guilty of this.  The machinations of these individuals and groups include egregious lies such as labeling the shoe bomber, Richard Reid, a Muslim. Sensational stories have increased the popularity of these groups, which has allowed them to obtain financial support for their so-called crusade against Muslims.

Irrespective of the efforts of God’s enemies, truth will always rise above falsehood. Each day brings to light their notorious and evil schemes with the Almighty rendering their plots fruitless.  As American Muslims, we appeal and invite Churches, our Christian brothers, Muslims, friends and neighbors to stand firm with us against these conspiracies and promoters of hatred, Islamophobia and intolerance.  Our creed is enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong.  We denounce those who claim to be Muslim, but whose actions are against Islam and its teachings of peace, tolerance and respect of all faiths. Groups such as the Wahabis, Taliban and Takfiris are currently murdering Christians and Muslims who attempt to safeguard their lives according to Islam’s teachings as recently witnessed in Homs, Syria.  Evil and barbarism have no place in our world.  The United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF) teaches by example how Christians and Muslims can impact the world and invoke positive change together.  Let the joint commemorations of the birth of Jesus son of Mary and Muhammad the Holy Last Messenger of God (peace be upon them) at both churches and masjids become a testament to what can be accomplished when believing people unite under the banner of Almighty God.

We appeal to every Christian leader, Muslim and American that loves Jesus son of Mary, to honor his teachings and examples by working diligently towards peace between people of all faiths. Defy the ways of his enemies and the enemies of the United States of America by opposing anti-Christian ideologies. Speak out against those who have hijacked Christianity and perverted it to support their ominous agenda that includes threats of a planned assassination of President Barack Obama and mass carnage through use of Weapons of Mass Destruction right here in the U.S. as proven in the recent radiation X-ray machine arrests of Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight in Albany, New York.

Do not fall prey to the lethal practices of Martin Mawyer, Christian Action Network or any other individual or group whose agenda and behaviors are contrary to the teachings of Jesus son of Mary himself.

For more information, contact Matthew Gardner  (434) 825-2283 or info@umcforum.org.

July 7, 2013

The life that evolved in the mosques of the Muslim world spread outward to put its mark upon influential circles everywhere. The mosque played a great part in the spread of education in Islam.

The Holy Qur'an urges the faithful to think, ponder, reflect and acquire knowledge that would bring them closer to God and to His creation. This is the purpose of education. In the solitude of the mosque, the mind is released from the constraints of the mundane, is open to enlightenment, and enabled to align thought to reach its full spectrum of creativity.

The Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), commanded knowledge upon all Muslims, and urged them to seek knowledge as far they could reach, and also to seek it at all times. Following these commands and traditions, Muslim rulers insisted that every Muslim child acquired learning, and they themselves gave considerable support to institutions, particularly mosques, to foster learning. This contributed largely to making elementary education almost universal amongst Muslims. It was this great liberality, which the Muslims displayed in educating their people, that was one of the most potent factors in the brilliant and rapid growth of Islamic civilization.

The association of the mosque with education remains one of its main characteristics throughout history. The school became an indispensable appendage to the mosque. From the start, the mosque was the centre of the Islamic community, a place for prayer, meditation, religious instruction, political discussion, and a school. And anywhere Islam took hold, mosques were established, and basic instruction began. Once established, such mosques could develop into well known places of learning, often with hundreds, sometimes with thousands of students, and frequently containing important libraries.

Education was so universally diffused that it was said to be difficult to find a Muslim who could not read or write.

The first school connected with a mosque, was set up at Medina in 653, whilst the first one in Damascus dates from 744, and by 900 nearly every mosque had an elementary school for the education of both boys and girls. 

 

Teaching and learning in most large mosques became a fully fledged profession, and the mosque school took on the semblance of an academy or even a university later on. So important were the mosque schools as centres of higher learning, indeed, that many of them still exist today as the oldest universities in the world. Amongst these, Al-Qayrawwan and Al-Zaytuna in Tunisia, Al-Azhar in Egypt, and Al-Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morocco. As places of renown, they attracted great names of Muslim scholarship, either as students, or teachers, or both. Many among the graduates of the mosques of Muslim Spain were Ibn Roshd, Ibn Al-Sayigh, and Ibn Bajja. In Basra (Iraq) Al-Khallil Ibn Ahmad gave lectures on philosophy at a mosque, and one of his students was Sibawaih who later became one of the most renowned Arabic grammarians of all times. From the beginning of the 9th century until our time, `the glory’ of the Qarawiyyin, it is held, was its body of scholars (ulama).  The renown of such places attracted large numbers of students.

 

In the early Islamic era, the mosque was used for the teaching of one or more of the Islamic sciences and literary arts, but after the mid- ninth century, more and more came to be devoted to the legal sciences and scientific subjects. The mosques gradually took on wider functions on top of learning. Tracing this evolution, in the tenth century there was a flourishing of a new type of college, combining the masjid with a khan or inn to lodge law students from out of town. The great patron of this second stage in the development of the college was Badr ibn Hasanawaih (d. 1014/1015), governor of several provinces under the Buyids, and to whose name 3,000 masjid-khan complexes were credited over the thirty-year period of his governorship. Assistance for students in the various mosques was substantial. At the Qarawiyyin, for instance, students were not only exempt from paying fees but were also given monetary allowances periodically. The rulers played a major part in the endowment of mosques for education purposes. At the Qarawiyyin were three separate libraries, the most prestigious of which being the Abu Inan Library, founded by the Merinid Sultan, Al-Mutawakkil Abu Inan. In more than one respect Islam influenced Europe and subsequently the rest of the world with its system of education, including universality and its methods of teaching and granting diplomas.  The influence also came in the form of the many translated books of Islamic scholars which formed the core of European education in their first universities (Montpellier, Bologna, Paris, Oxford…), which all were founded in the twelfth-thirteenth centuries.

 

Islam and knowledge are inseparable, and from the very early stages. Other than the urge of the Qur'an and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) which prompted people to learn, the concrete symbol of Islam, the Mosque, was the centre of learning. And, indeed, until now, in most parts of the Islamic world, the word Jamia means at once both mosque and school, even when they are separate buildings, most often distant from each other. Finally, `Jamia’, the word for university in Arabic derives from Jami, mosque. No similar derivation exists in any other language or culture; there exists no better association between Islam and higher learning than this.

By means of the religious education, a Muslim develops the faculties to modulate the knowledge acquired through secular education by a process that provides spiritual and psychological maturity. This unlocks the mental and physical potential of human beings to fulfill their obligations to Almighty God, as well as their responsibilities toward humanity.

June 22, 2013

Editor’s Note: Physiognomy has been defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the art of discovering temperament and character from the outward appearance; inner character or qualities revealed outwardly.”

The personality and character of the Holy Last Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him constituted a model example for mankind. His life represents not only the practical demonstration as to how we should practice the teachings of the Holy Quran but also constitutes the perennial sources of guidance and inspiration.

Muslims scholars have taken pains to preserve all relevant material about the life,character, and career of Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa, peace and blessings be upon him, the Messenger of Islam. Sheikh Hafiz Abu Isa Muhammad Ibn Isa Tirmizi says: “The traditional reports regarding the Holy Messenger’s (peace and blessings be upon him) physiognomy are as follows: Allamah Qurtabi (mercy be on him) says that the whole of the Holy Messenger’s (peace be upon him) handsomeness had not been manifested as otherwise the people would not have been able to cast a glance at him. A Persian poet has remarked truly, that all the handsomeness that was possessed by different messengers and apostles had found consummate expression in the Last Holy Messenger (peace be upon him). While the Messenger Yusuf ‘s (Joseph) handsomeness had no veil over it, there was a veil over Muhammad the Chosen Messenger’s elegance, peace be upon them both.

It is indeed the noble companions’ (Allah bless them) great obligation over the Ummah (community) that they not only recorded and transmitted the Holy Messenger’s (peace be upon him) sciences, but they also made an effort to describe his physical features and succeeded in this effort (to an appreciable extent).

Hazrat Br’a ibn Azib, peace be upon him, says that he never saw any person more handsome than the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him. In another tradition, says Hazrat Ali (Allah bless his countenance), that a eulogist of the Holy Messenger would say that he never saw anyone more handsome, wither prior to him or subsequently. His auspicious face shone like the full moon.

Hazrat Jabir, may he be blessed, reports that once, during a moonlit night, “I was looking at the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him, as well as at the moon, but, according to my opinion, the Holy Messenger’s [face] was more beautiful than the moon.”

Hazrat Abu Huraira, may he be blessed, reports that the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him, is so white that it seemed as if he had been made out of silver.

Hazrat Anas, may he be blessed, used to say that the Holy Messenger, peace be on him, is neither very tall nor very short (and his complexion is neither absolutely white like lime nor sallow), his auspicious hair is neither absolutely straight nor absolutely curly (like those of African descent). Allah bestowed Messengerhood upon him, upon him be peace and blessing of Allah, when he was forty years of age.

Note: regarding complexion - [The blessed complexion] was not white... not as white as lime. Similarly his complexion was not wheaten. The meaning is that his [blessed complexion’s] whiteness had a touch of redness.

Allama Ibrahim Baijori, mercy be upon him, writes in his Mawahib (page 7) that in this world, this color looks very graceful; that there may be redness with whiteness and in the Hereafter, there may be paleness with whiteness. So the Holy Messenger’s, peace be upon him, white complexion had a touch of redness and there was a luster in it.

Hence, the Imams have stated that “if someone says that the Holy Messenger’s (peace be upon him) complexion was black, we will issue a fatwa (opinion) of infidelity for him because he insulted and disparaged the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him, and the insulting and disparaging of a [Holy} Messenger amounts to infidelity; and since it is a falsification of a number of continuous ahadith (traditions) by which his, [the Holy Last Mesenger, peace be upon him] being white in complexion is proved, we shall call the man who denies continuous ahadith an infidel” (Mawahib page 8). Also, please note that the color black in this case has nothing to do with skin, but condition of sinners.

It is quite true. From Hazrat Ibrahim ibn Muhammad, mercy be on him, Hazrat Ali’s (God bless his countenance) grandson, that whenever Hazrat Ali described the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him, [he] is neither very tall nor very short but had a body like that of the medium-sized people. His hair is neither quite straight nor quite curly, but besides being straight was somewhat wavy. The body was not thick; similarly, the face was not round but was oval.”

–To continue in the next edition

June 17, 2013

 

The Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (Rasulullah), peace and blessings be upon him, ate cooling fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, melons, and squash during warm weather. Hazrat Aisha, peace be upon her, narrates that Rasulullah, peace and blessings be upon him, ate watermelon with fresh dates. Hazrat Abdullah Bin Abbas, may Almighty God be pleased with him, narrates that Rasulullah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Watermelon is diet as well as drink. It washes and purifies the urinary bladder...” Watermelon also has medicinal uses; it relieves jaundice and kidney pain, clears the stomach, increases facial beauty and immunity, and has cooling effects.  Squash has many medicinal uses; it aids in the treatment of arthritis, headache, fever, and heart diseases.

June 13, 2013

Since the blessed eve of the 2nd August 2010, Allah, The One Almighty Creator continues to show His personal name, Tajjaliyat Azam, in bright and clear luminous Arabic letters without the assistance of any outside medium's contributing to His personal signature. Prior to the miraculous appearance, which cannot be explained other than by realizing that only Allah could have caused this, some 200 participants in the summer program were almost constantly, throughout the day and night, calling on the Almighty Creator through numerous acts of prayer, remembrance and worship in the masjid now known as Masjid Baitullah Tajalliyat Azzam. 

The significance of this is that the biggest and greatest miracle shown to mankind has happened in North America, a Divine Act which has not graced even the holy sanctuary in Makka-tul-Mukkaramah, the Kaaba. This shining manifestation, still present in Masjid Baitullah Tajalliyat Azzam, was the Almighty's response to the hundreds of worshipers engaged in most intense supplication to Almighty God and is a sign of its acceptance. This karamah (miracle) was preceded by the appearance of the holy name of the Almighty Creator Allah, and rainbows of light in the residence in Holy Islamberg which has since become Holy Khanqah Gilaniyya - Sufi Lodge # 2 - one of the holiest locations in the world. 

The spiritual irridations emanating from this miraculous manifestation – the name of the Sustainer and Fosterer of all, appearing as if etched in light in a three-dimensional form - have inspired the hearts of the young and old of all persuasions who have converged upon this most honored house of prayer and remembrance, with the intense desire to worship and know Him with deepest sincerity, being overcome with tears of love, gratitude, and awe; producing utterances of praise and adoration from hearts overflowing with the certainty of His Sovereignty and Majesty.

Our Almighty Creator has chosen, in eras past, to manifest His Grandeur and Might to those of his servants and worshippers as He so selects. Such was the manifestation of His Power, which was cast upon the mountain of the Holy Messenger Moses, peace be upon him; and that mountain was rent asunder; similarly, the manifestation of His Power in the voice heard by Moses apparently coming from a burning bush. Rarely have such miraculous appearances occurred in our modern era; however, hundreds more worshippers have been blessed and honored to witness similar manifestations of Divine Light in Holy Islamville, South Carolina, U.S.

 

Upon the completion of classes in Islamic Law, Arabic and recitation of Holy Qur’an, and the study of its meanings, by ladies attending a camp held in 1996, a faxed message containing blessed du’as for the 15th of Sha’baan was followed by the appearance of the name of Almighty Allah most High, and His Holy Last Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him, glowing and vibrating in rainbow colors. Since that time, an abundance of similar manifestations of Divine Light –shimmering and luminous have appeared continuously in the Holy Khanqa Gilaniyya there. Thus, in numerous ways, all miraculous in kind, the Most Merciful Creator grants His highest creation signs to quicken, enamor, and inspire the hearts of human beings, to follow His Guidance, to remain obedient to His Laws, and to be steadfast in His sincere worship and service.

Most significantly, this continuous miraculous manifestation of the Almighty's Name, Allah, and rainbows over America are a strong warning and reminder to the wrongdoers, and glad tidings to the believers.  Do not take it lightly, nor ignore it because it is sign of Allah Almighty God, the Creator, God of Abraham, Joseph, David, Solomon, Jesus, son of chaste Mary, and the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon them all).  Such a sign has not been shown before to anyone. He let his light appear as a fire in the bush, for sometime, for Moses. When Moses took 70 people up on Mount Toor/Sinai, the tajalliy of Almighty's personal Name, when it fell on it, caused the nearby mountain to turn to dust and all 70 people died on the spot. In this time, Allah has raised the competency of people to behold His Name without fainting or dying. It appears in sublime tranquil light of His personal Name, but it resists any move to capture it on camera/video because people must come to pay homeage and glorify on their knees, be they Muslim, Christian or Jew. 

This greatest miracle of all times has appeared as a support and a karaamah of our Imam of the American Muslims who is also know as Abu-Father of the American Muslims. It is glad tidings to the most oppressed people in the world, the American Muslims who had been dehumanized, deculturalized and demonized by the settlers who abducted them, ongoing for 300 hundred years. Seventy percent of the ten million slaves abducted were Muslims. The same story of the people of pharaoh is being repeated here; they too were poor and oppressed in the land. Despite sign after sign they were still oppressed, until the oppressors were drowned. Non Muslim Americans do not realize that tornadoes after tornados, floods, fires, mudslides, horrible incurable diseases, cancer, AIDS, etc occur because of the destruction of the moral fibre of society, and these things come as part of the wrath of Almighty Allah. Our Imam who has been sent with signs, along with rainbows that accompany him has warned American people to stop worshipping Satan, and come back to belief in One Almighty God as mentioned in the Old Testament, and follow the Ten Commandments. "You are warned; if you keep on allowing and tolerating homosexuality and worshipping Satan, your fate won't be different from the people  of Sodom and Gomorrah. Come back to Allah Almighty One God, seek his forgiveness and stop killing innocent people, committing crimes of genocide against people in other parts of the world because these things can come back to you according to the immutable law of Allah.

June 8, 2013

Do you own the book Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar, Biography of the Noble Prophet –peace be upon him) by Saifur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri? How about a particular edition of Riyad us Saliheen, the famous An Nawawi compilation of holy traditions with commentary by Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf? If so, you are hosting texts on your bookshelf by Darussalam Publications which has been known not only to inject false text into the English translations of sayings related from the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) and shown utmost disrespect to the Beloved of Allah, but also to have distorted Islamic history –specifically with regards to the descendants of the Holy Last Messenger who are known as Ahli Bait. They demonstrate a complete rejection of the authentic scholars of Islam and even advocate for the killing of pious Muslims, based on scholarly claims proven to be erroneous.

El Sheikh Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani Hashmi, himself a descendant of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), advises the Muslims at large: “Keep away from all of their works, including their books, history, even hadiths –traditional sayings of the Holy Last Messenger, everything. They have distorted things, disrespected and dishonored the Holy Last Messenger and his family (peace be upon them all).”

Darussalam Publications promote themselves as a multilingual international Islamic publishing house based in Riyadh, with outlets on all continents. The publisher claims to present “books free from sectarianism and in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah (the way of the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him).” However, it cannot be imagined how much division is created when the works presented by Darussalam claim the majority of Muslims have abandoned Islam, and that their blood is lawful to shed.

Darussalam Publications uphold distortions of Islam and mistranslate the holy traditions. The resulting works are used to accuse the community of polytheism. In one such instance, it is found that the publishers mistranslated a hadith wherein a companion of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, peace be upon him, narrated to the Beloved of Allah his experience setting up a tent in a place not knowing there was a grave underneath, and hearing Surah Mulk from Holy Qur’an being recited from it. The Darussalam translators instead write that it is the visitor who recited Surah Mulk. This was done presumably because to acknowledge pious people to be alive in their graves contradicts the teachings of Ibn Abdul Wahhab, the founder of the Wahhabi (or some say Salafi) movement in 1713. The publishing house’s website refers to Ibn Abdul Wahhab “Imam,” or leader. According to Ibn Abdul Wahhab, who is believed by historians to have been in collusion with a British spy known only as Hempher, declared that Muslims who visit the graves of the pious people with the intention of gaining benefit from them, have abandoned monotheism and deserve death. It was on this premise that thousands of Muslims were massacred in the Najd uprisings against the Ottoman Empire, which established the current kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The works of Abdullah bin ‘Abdul- ‘Azeez bin Baz, the grand mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1992-1999, also confirm the teachings of his imam, Ibn Abdul Wahhab, in his various books and in erroneous commentary on the books of others, many of which are widely distributed by Darussalam. In just one example, Bin Baz slanders a companion of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), Bilal ibn al-Harth in his remarks on the text Fath al-Bari. Bin Baz claims the visit of Bilal ibn al-Harth to the grave of the Mercy to all of the Worlds, Muhammad (peace be upon him), and his asking the Almighty for the sake of the Holy Last Messenger to bestow rain was “aberrant” and “an avenue to polytheism.”

By these things, the publishing house misleads the Muslims with interpolations. However, similar aims are equally achieved by their omissions. While volumes upon volumes have been written by authentic scholars on Islamic history, Darussalam works and books –comparatively short texts-- intentionally delete the history of the descendants of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (may the peace of Allah be upon him and upon his family). This effort to negate the contributions and legacy of the Ahli Bait is in direct rejection of the well-established tradition passed down from the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, which commands the Muslims to cling to his family and descendents after him, peace be upon them.*  For example we find in one text called Commanders of the Muslim Army, by Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar, chapters are dedicated to different personages, yet no mention is made of the greatest commander and cousin of the Holy  Last Messenger, Ali ibn Abi Talib, nor of his son, the king of martyrs, Hussein ibn Ali. This could be due to the fact that Wahhabis and Salafis, who produce the majority of the works at Darussalam, bear allegiance to the Umayyad clan.

The Umayyads during the time of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), swore vengeance upon the family of the Beloved of Allah for the Meccan pagan chiefs who were killed during the first battle of Islam, the Battle of Badr, in which the fledgling Muslim state in Madinah defended themselves against the torture and aggression of the Umayyads. Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Lion of Allah, killed 70 of those chiefs. The Umayyads, via Yazid son of Muawiyah son of Abu Sufyan, the main enemy of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him and his family), carried out a most bloody and brutal massacre in which Hussein the son of Ali, and the majority of the descendents of the Holy Last Messenger, were martyred. Needless to say, although Imam Hussein continued to fight valiantly, even after suffering extreme hunger, thirst, and witnessing atrocities against his beloved children, his blessed name is not included in Commanders of the Muslim Army.

It seems being free from sectarianism demands the murder of all those who do not agree with the Umayyad, or Wahhabi, philosophy.

Muslims are hereby warned to guard their imaan --the faith foundation which allows the upholding of true Islamic principles—by rejecting all works published and products sold by Darussalam Publications. Thereby, Muslims can hope to not only safeguard themselves and their families from false ideologies, but also take a firm stand against the divisive spread of such teachings in the Muslim community at large. Muslims should be aware that every cent which goes into the coffers of this Saudi-based publishing group is used to distort Islam around the world, in the eyes of Muslims and non-Muslims, for which the entire Muslim world pays.

June 8, 2013

Do you own the book Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar, Biography of the Noble Prophet –peace be upon him) by Saifur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri? How about a particular edition of Riyad us Saliheen, the famous An Nawawi compilation of holy traditions with commentary by Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf? If so, you are hosting texts on your bookshelf by Darussalam Publications which has been known not only to inject false text into the English translations of sayings related from the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) and shown utmost disrespect to the Beloved of Allah, but also to have distorted Islamic history –specifically with regards to the descendants of the Holy Last Messenger who are known as Ahli Bait. They demonstrate a complete rejection of the authentic scholars of Islam and even advocate for the killing of pious Muslims, based on scholarly claims proven to be erroneous.

El Sheikh Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani Hashmi, himself a descendant of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), advises the Muslims at large: “Keep away from all of their works, including their books, history, even hadiths –traditional sayings of the Holy Last Messenger, everything. They have distorted things, disrespected and dishonored the Holy Last Messenger and his family (peace be upon them all).”

Darussalam Publications promote themselves as a multilingual international Islamic publishing house based in Riyadh, with outlets on all continents. The publisher claims to present “books free from sectarianism and in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah (the way of the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him).” However, it cannot be imagined how much division is created when the works presented by Darussalam claim the majority of Muslims have abandoned Islam, and that their blood is lawful to shed.

Darussalam Publications uphold distortions of Islam and mistranslate the holy traditions. The resulting works are used to accuse the community of polytheism. In one such instance, it is found that the publishers mistranslated a hadith wherein a companion of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, peace be upon him, narrated to the Beloved of Allah his experience setting up a tent in a place not knowing there was a grave underneath, and hearing Surah Mulk from Holy Qur’an being recited from it. The Darussalam translators instead write that it is the visitor who recited Surah Mulk. This was done presumably because to acknowledge pious people to be alive in their graves contradicts the teachings of Ibn Abdul Wahhab, the founder of the Wahhabi (or some say Salafi) movement in 1713. The publishing house’s website refers to Ibn Abdul Wahhab “Imam,” or leader. According to Ibn Abdul Wahhab, who is believed by historians to have been in collusion with a British spy known only as Hempher, declared that Muslims who visit the graves of the pious people with the intention of gaining benefit from them, have abandoned monotheism and deserve death. It was on this premise that thousands of Muslims were massacred in the Najd uprisings against the Ottoman Empire, which established the current kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The works of Abdullah bin ‘Abdul- ‘Azeez bin Baz, the grand mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1992-1999, also confirm the teachings of his imam, Ibn Abdul Wahhab, in his various books and in erroneous commentary on the books of others, many of which are widely distributed by Darussalam. In just one example, Bin Baz slanders a companion of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), Bilal ibn al-Harth in his remarks on the text Fath al-Bari. Bin Baz claims the visit of Bilal ibn al-Harth to the grave of the Mercy to all of the Worlds, Muhammad (peace be upon him), and his asking the Almighty for the sake of the Holy Last Messenger to bestow rain was “aberrant” and “an avenue to polytheism.”

By these things, the publishing house misleads the Muslims with interpolations. However, similar aims are equally achieved by their omissions. While volumes upon volumes have been written by authentic scholars on Islamic history, Darussalam works and books –comparatively short texts-- intentionally delete the history of the descendants of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (may the peace of Allah be upon him and upon his family). This effort to negate the contributions and legacy of the Ahli Bait is in direct rejection of the well-established tradition passed down from the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, which commands the Muslims to cling to his family and descendents after him, peace be upon them.*  For example we find in one text called Commanders of the Muslim Army, by Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar, chapters are dedicated to different personages, yet no mention is made of the greatest commander and cousin of the Holy  Last Messenger, Ali ibn Abi Talib, nor of his son, the king of martyrs, Hussein ibn Ali. This could be due to the fact that Wahhabis and Salafis, who produce the majority of the works at Darussalam, bear allegiance to the Umayyad clan.

The Umayyads during the time of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), swore vengeance upon the family of the Beloved of Allah for the Meccan pagan chiefs who were killed during the first battle of Islam, the Battle of Badr, in which the fledgling Muslim state in Madinah defended themselves against the torture and aggression of the Umayyads. Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Lion of Allah, killed 70 of those chiefs. The Umayyads, via Yazid son of Muawiyah son of Abu Sufyan, the main enemy of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him and his family), carried out a most bloody and brutal massacre in which Hussein the son of Ali, and the majority of the descendents of the Holy Last Messenger, were martyred. Needless to say, although Imam Hussein continued to fight valiantly, even after suffering extreme hunger, thirst, and witnessing atrocities against his beloved children, his blessed name is not included in Commanders of the Muslim Army.

It seems being free from sectarianism demands the murder of all those who do not agree with the Umayyad, or Wahhabi, philosophy.

Muslims are hereby warned to guard their imaan --the faith foundation which allows the upholding of true Islamic principles—by rejecting all works published and products sold by Darussalam Publications. Thereby, Muslims can hope to not only safeguard themselves and their families from false ideologies, but also take a firm stand against the divisive spread of such teachings in the Muslim community at large. Muslims should be aware that every cent which goes into the coffers of this Saudi-based publishing group is used to distort Islam around the world, in the eyes of Muslims and non-Muslims, for which the entire Muslim world pays.

June 8, 2013

 

The above hadith sherif is heard, recited and memorized all over the Muslim world. While the every day interpretation of the text is accepted by most as, “I should feed my neighbor if he is without food,” the wealth of Islamic information available makes the understanding even clearer.

Before clarifying what the treatment of the neighbor should be, one should first understand exactly who is the neighbor that is being referred to.

Al Adab Al Mufrad, a collection of hadith shareef from Imam Bukhari, quotes Al-Hasan (may Allah ta’ala be pleased with him) as having been asked who is the jaar, or neighbor. Al Hasan said, “The term ‘neighbor’ includes the forty houses in front of a person, the forty houses behind him, the forty houses on his right and the forty houses on his left.”

Thus, it can be said that the term “neighbor” actually refers to a person’s entire neighborhood.

For those living in an un-Islamic society, this may seem to limit the donor to whatever Muslim neighbors may be at hand. Not so.

Also from Al Adab Al Mufrad there is a hadith reported by Mujahid who said: A sheep was slaughtered for ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr. He asked his servant, “Have you given any to our Jewish neighbor?? I heard the Messenger of  Allah (peace be upon him) say, ‘Angel Jibril kept on recommending that I treat my neighbors well, until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs.’”

Therefore, the neighbor’s right of honor, help, and hospitality, is meant for all neighbors, regardless of their religious or cultural background.

This point was made very clear by El Sheikh Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, in the video commentary of the book Kashful Israar, which was written by Hadrat Ali Hajweri. El Sheikh narrated an incident, during the discourse, in which Hadrat Ali Hajweri spiritually assisted the Hindus who lived near  his holy tomb, by praying for the well-being of the family’s dying son, who was brought back to health by virtue of Hadrat Ali Hajweri’s presence and supplication. He said, “You are my neighbor.”

In line 36 of Sura Nisaa’ in the Holy Qur’an, Allah ta’ala (the Most High) says, “Be good to your parents and relatives and to orphans and the very poor, and to neighbors who are related to you and neighbors who are not related to you.”

Ibn Kathir related that Mujahid was reported to have said that Allah ta’ala’s statement, “the neighbors who are not related to you” also refers to one’s companion during travel.

Thus we are left with a clear definition of jaar. All the people who live in one’s neighborhood or village, be they Muslim or non-Muslim, family or not; or, a traveling companion would be understood as such.

This being the scope of the word neighbor, it then becomes necessary for Muslims to broaden their perspective  in order to conform to the teaching and life pattern of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad, (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon he and his family).

Everyone knows that the Holy Last Messenger, (peace be upon him), preferred the next life to this one, and was in no way attached to worldly wealth and charm. We hear the stories of his sleeping on a simple mat, tying a stone to the tender side of his stomach to alleviate hunger, and of his wives fasting and giving away their evening meal, which would be used to break the fast. Why all of this? The Holy Last Messenger and his blessed Ahle Bait, or members of his household, could not stand to see others suffer and go hungry, whether the afflicted persons were Muslim, Christian, Jew or polytheist.

It is not that the Honored and Beloved Messenger, (peace be upon him), was without wealth, but the Holy Last Messenger (Allah’s peace be upon him) made it a point to never keep wealth in his hands. Once, the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, gave a man “so much gold that he could not carry it,” as related in Ash Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad. The narration continues to say that in another instance, 90,000 dirhams were brought to the Holy Last Messenger, (peace be upon him), who placed them on a mat and then got up and distributed them, not turning away anyone who asked until he had given it all away. “It is mentioned that Mu’awwidh ibn ‘Afra’; said, ‘I brought the Holy Messenger, (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), a plate of fresh dates and cucumber [as a gift], and he gave me a handful of jewelry and gold.’”

In this, we see the true spirit of Islam in the overwhelming generosity of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad, (peace be upon him), who not only honored, helped, and gave great hospitality to his neighbors, but also condemned those who were crude, disrespectful and hurtful to their own neighbors.

Muslim reported that the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad, peace be upon him, said “Taqwa is here!” pointing to his breast three times, “It is enough evil for man to scorn his Muslim brother.”

People with little understanding of the way of Islam, are quick to scorn those who are impoverished as somehow undeserving of the bounty of Allah ta’ala. Yet Allah ta’ala speaks of this very mentality in Sura YaSeen. Ibn Kathir comments, on line 47 of Sura YaSeen: “And when it is said to them, ‘Spend of that with which Allah has provided you,’’’ means that when they are told to spend of that which Allah ta’ala has provided to them on the poor and the needy, they say, “Shall we feed those whom, if Allah willed, He (Himself) would have fed)?” (Holy Quran) In ignorance, such people feel that if Allah ta’ala had wished, He would have fed the poor people. Thus they fail the test which was created to “see who amongst you performs the best deeds.” (Holy Quran)

What is more sad is that these people, while discarding the magnanimous pattern of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him), think that they are united with the will of Allah ta’ala in His dispensation of provisions to the people. Allah ta’ala save us from becoming ignorant and hard-hearted, as this is a plague that is left over from the days before Islam.

How is it that in one home there is an abundance of food with every luxury and amenity of life, while just next door, or up the road, another home eats at the bottom of the food pyramid, if at all, and has no running water, nor even electricity?  

In another noble tradition (hadith), Ibn ‘Umar said, “There was a time when no one was more entitled to a person’s money than his Muslim brother. Now people love their dirhams and dinars more than their Muslim brother. I heard the Holy Last Messenger, (may Allah  bless him and grant him peace), say, ‘How many a neighbor will be brought together with his neighbor on the Day of Rising! He will say, ‘Lord, this man closed his door to me and refused to show me common kindness!’”

In Riyadhus Saaliheen, Abu Hurayra reported that the Holy Last Messenger, (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), said, “By Allah, he is no mu’min! By Allah, he is no mu’min! By Allah, he is no mu’min!” It was asked, “Who is that, Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Someone whose neighbor is not safe from his mischief!”  

In Al Adab Al Mufrad, Thawban said, .”..There is no man who wrongs his neighbor, to the extent that he forces him until he makes him leave his home, who is not destroyed.”

In such a situation, those people whose hearts are dead as such to the needs of their neighbors, have traded their iman for their comforts and riches. For this bad neighbor, his salat and ibadah to Allah ta’ala is not accepted until he helps his neighbors, according to the commentary of El Sheikh Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani on the Arbaeen Jami hadiths. “[Helping one’s neighbor] is the very gist of ibada in Islam.”

El Sheikh has said elsewhere that the purpose of ibada, or worship, is  to cultivate the true spirit of sacrifice in a human being. Therefore, if there is no spirit of sacrifice, one may clearly see that the worship of such a miser helps him not at all.

June 5, 2013

 

The American people have failed in their attempt to understand  Islam and the Holy Quran. The American people should come closer in understanding their Muslim brethren. Without doubt, this is the solution to the major problems between the government, the American people and the American Muslim.

The Holy Quran was and still is the common denominator in the heritage of mankind at large, especially of those people of the Book - the Jews and Christians. The Holy Quran contains revelations, messages, signs, explanations of law and the Books [of earlier Divine revelations sent to previous Messengers], including stories revealed to Adam, Noah, Abraham, David, Solomon, Moses, Jesus, son of Mary and the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, peace and blessing be on all of them.

However, the enemies of Islam have not spared any stone to be unturned in their constitutional conspiratory approach to defame and take the words in Holy Quran as a book of terrorisms. One such instance is the translation by A. J. Arberry, who is taken as a moderate and a kind of friend to Al-Islam. Yet, he has done an immense amount of damage in misquoting and misinterpreting the Holy Quran, as have others such as Yusuf Ali, Muhammad Ali, Pickthall. Arberry, in his translation of Surah Muhammad, misquotes the ayat  "When you meet the kafirs (unbelievers) kill them. And when you overpower them tie them.” This very language has lead many ignorant non-Muslims to believe that the Holy Quran is a book of terrorism.

Most Muslims know that this ayat in Surah Muhammad was sent down during the Battle of Uhud, on 3rd of Dhul Hijjah, when the Meccan kafirs  attacked the Muslims. It was there and then that the Muslims were urged to confront them. The Muslims were told that before they were killed [by their enemies] to kill them (the kafirs) and take the captives prisoners . This line of Holy Quran was [revealed to the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad, peace be upon him, by Divine revelation through the Angel Gabriel] and then related to the Muslims at the time.

The Holy Quran cannot be translated into any other language and those who try, without knowing the science of Quranic Arabic, do great damage to the Book. Those translators who take on this venture and do not possess the ilm (knowledge of religion) have taken on a burden and incur sin upon themselves. Holy Quran cannot be justly translated without observing the following:

  1. Each and every word must be explained in the context in which it was sent down, [understanding] why and for what cause it was sent down. Then, and only then, can a person start to understand Holy Quran.

  2. One must know of the ayaats [lines] that are the foundation of the book and the ones that are secrets, whose meanings are known only to Allah, His Holy Messenger (peace be upon him) and those whom Allah has given immense knowledge.

  3. One who has the understanding and knowledge of the canceller and the cancelled ayaats [lines of the Holy Quran which were abrogated, and the event or action which caused them to be abrogated].

Last, but not least, the [language of the] Holy Quran is the only living language;  and that is not a matter of belief -  but a matter of fact.

Take for example, the spoken English language. You must agree that the English spoken 400 years ago is not the same language spoken today. That language is dead and forgotten. Whereas, the Holy Quranic language spoken today is the same language spoken by the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) and exactly the same as written in the Book. It is still the same living language used in the entire Arab world, and it has not changed, nor has it died. Without doubt - this Holy Quran is from the Almighty Creator, for all time to come!

It is a general command for Muslims, for all times, to know that those who call themselves Christians are closer to the Muslims than any other religious denomination of the world. The Muslims give reverence to churches, synagogues, temples and the places where Almighty God is remembered. Therefore, Muslims are forbidden to destroy places of worship.

When Jesus, son of the Blessed Virgin Mary ( peace be on them) was preaching a discourse about making lawful some of the things that were forbidden before (which is included in the Injil, the Gospel of Jesus), the lawyers and Rabbis [the keepers of the Torah] classified Jesus as a terrorist and [his message, eventually written as] the Injil,  also a message of terrorism. Even then, these Jews used the Romans to take action against Jesus, son of Mary, by forging lies against him and his blessed mother, therefore subjecting the Romans to bring him to trial and supposedly crucifying Jesus, son of Mary, on the cross.

The Holy Quran is the only book which contains an authentic account of Jesus, son of Mary (peace be on him) and completely refutes the false allegations against Jesus being a liar or a terrorist.

Nowhere in the Holy Quran has a Muslim been commanded to kill non-Muslims without a just cause. Even in war, they are not allowed to kill the elderly, women, children, priest, etc. It is illegal in Islam to carry out first attacks and acts of terrorism. Acts of sabotage, which might kill the innocent or the like thereof, are also forbidden.

Let the world know - if they really want to learn about true Islam, then they should learn from authentic Muslim scholars. One such scholar and direct descendant of the Holy Last Messenger of Allah Almighty (peace be upon him) is El-Shaikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani. Do not look to those agents planted to destroy Islam, i.e. M. Ahmad [Qadiani], Wahhabis, Shiites and others who project Islam with the false ideologies and theories of Freud and Darwin.

In the Holy Quran, Surah tus Saad, Ayaat 29, Almighty Allah says: “This is the blessed Kitab (Book) that we have revealed to you, (ya Rasullulah!) [Last Messenger of Allah] full of blessings, that the people may ponder over its ayaats (signs), and so that the intelligent ones may take heed.”

June 5, 2013

This personal account of my visit to a few of the many holy sites in Turkey is a tribute to those blessed souls who give their lives for the cause of Almighty Allah, The Creator.  It also acknowledges those lovers who preserve sacred relics so that generations may be inspired by Islamic History.

First of all, you never know when Allah might change your fortune! I got a short work assignment that took me directly from JFK International Airport in the United States, to Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, in approximately 10 hours. Once in that Muslim country, I visited the Topkapi Palace where the Ottoman Sultans lived from the 15th to the 19th centuries. There I stood in line with tourists from around the world to purchase tickets to view Holy Relics of Nabis and saints. I stared in awe as I beheld the sword of Nabi Dawud and the rod of Nabi Musa, may the peace of Allah be upon them.

Then there was more - the hand and partial skull of Nabi Yahya, peace be upon him,encased in gold and studded with gemstones.

 

As I moved on, there were special showcases in the Pavilion of the Holy Mantle, which enshrined relics of Nabi Muhammed, peace be upon him, and his blessed family. Samples of his (peace be upon him) blessed hair, his sword, blessed footprint and drinking bowl were all viewed mostly in silent contemplation by both Muslims and non- Muslims.

Also preserved for viewing were swords of Hazrat Ali, may Alllah’s mercy be upon him, and blessed companions of Nabi Muhammad, peace be upon him, including Khalid bin Walid.

As we moved, along we saw a dress of Bibi Fatimah, may Allah be pleased with her. Preserved for viewing too, was a shirt of blessed martyr Hazrat Hussein, may Allah be pleased with him, grandson of Nabi Muhammad, peace be upon him. Though simple in design, the blessed garment of Imam Hussein, may Allah be pleased with him, was overpowering in its majesty. I was struck too, by the simplicity and small size of Bibi Fatimah’s dress, may Allah be eternally pleased with her.   

I then visited the ‘Hareem’, an ornate section of the palace where the ladies of the palace, servants and young sons of the reigning sultan lived. In fact, it was the private living quarters of the Sultan and his family, within the palace complex. As I walked through the courtyard towards the mosque, recently hung banners reminded me of guidance from Hadith, the written collections of the sayings and actions of Nabi Muhammad, peace be upon him, for daily living. The nearby bazaar sold books and other Islamic items, including dhikr beads and hijabs,Muslim ladies scarves. Close by, I saw the famous Blue Mosque and the Ayah Sofia which was first a church, then a mosque, and is now a museum. That area was being renovated.

I was later enthralled by the story of Fatih Sultan Mehmet- the conqueror (1432-1482), as I viewed his grave. His reign was known for its tolerance of religious differences and intellectual vigor. The Sultan himself spoke seven languages and was responsible for the construction of eight universities. The plaque by his blessed tomb explained that he was a handsome, quiet and courageous warrior who destroyed the Byzantine Empire and conquered Istanbul, formerly called Constantinople. He was one of the most learned men of his time and a superb leader and warrior who remained calm in times of trouble. He also captured many lands including Bosnia, Serbia, Herzegovina, Belgrade and Hungary, and fought against the Crusader Army, which comprised soldiers from 20 countries. He survived 14 plots on his life and finally succumbed to poison at the hand of a Jewish doctor at the age of 49 years.

The final holy sites that left a lasting impression on my mind were, first of all, the tomb of Nabi Yushua (Joshua), which is situated next to ancient copper and leather shops that still operate much as they did centuries ago. Then there was the trip to Urfa, in the desert across the Euphrates River, to the birthplace of Nabi Ibrahim, may Allah’s peace be upon them all. That sacred site is at the foothill of the ruins of Nimrod, the cruel king, whose castle is at the top of the hill. The rose garden which Allah created for Nabi Ibrahim, peace be upon him, when evil King Nimrod catapulted him into the fire, still exists today. So too, does the lake with fishes which Almighty Allah created from the logs Nimrod used to heat the fire. It was awesome to try to understand Allah’s Rahmah (exceptional Compassion) for His friend, Nabi Ibrahim, upon whom be peace, as I viewed that cool lake with fishes in the middle of the desert.   

The last account is of my visit to the cave where Nabi Ayuub, peace be upon him, lived as he endured the illnesses and affliction that tested his faith. The guard allowed about 10 persons from the men’s line to enter and leave and then 10 ladies from the women’s line. I thought the system for separating men and women to view and pray in a single tiny cave was quite unique and very Islamic.

 Finally, a drink of cool water from the well that cleaned Nabi Ayuub, upon him be peace, of his sickness was indeed a mercy for the thousands of visitors to that blessed site.

 Certainly, that short visit to a few of the lovingly preserved sites in Turkey was a confirmation of my faith in Islam. It was also a reminder of the promise of Almighty Allah that- Islam is the final message for all mankind and it will be preserved for all times, even though the unbelievers may detest it.

 

Entrance to the cave of Nabi Ayyub, upon him be peace.

Pilgrims visit the cave of Nabi Ayyub, upon him be peace.

A rose in the Rose Garden of Nabi Ibrahim, upon him be peace.

June 4, 2013

SURRY, Britain – Following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), Muslims and mosques in the southern British country of Surry are reviving the centuries-old sport of horseback archery at weekly sessions, which attract many young Muslims.

"Archery is one of those sports that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) specifically recommended that we do, likewise horse riding, and it also helps you to overcome certain fears as well," Coach Jehad Shamis, of organization Archery for All, told the BBC.

"British Asians and Muslims in general are not that good with animals either and it's something that we really need to overcome."

Participating in horseback archery competitions all over the world, coach Shamis now gives weekly archery lessons in a hall at the Woking's Shah Jahan Mosque.

He also oversees the students' riding lessons at local stables.

Currently, the students are learning the two skills separately before combining them next summer.

Recommended by the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him), the sport has witnessed a revival in Britain with the establishment of the British Horseback Archery Association in 2007.

During the lessons, Shamis reads out a sayings of the Holy Last Messenger (peace and blessings upon him), better known as Hadith, in which archery or horse riding is mentioned.

Students are learning the standard finger release method of archery, but also the more eastern or "Mongolian" thumb draw.

“Initially, when people learn archery we teach them with the finger release,” Shamis said.

“It's very similar to what you'll see in the Olympics. But then, with those that are wishing to do traditional archery, we do the thumb draw.

“Although there is disagreement over this, it lends itself to horseback archery because it's a little bit more efficient and easier to release.”

Mosque Role

Shah Jahan Mosque was praised for its role in encouraging young Muslims to play a sport, while observing the daily prayers at the mosque.

“More than anything else I think in our community we never had these facilities before,” Sajida Rehman, a qualified instructor, told the BBC.

“People can come and pray in the mosque but also there are other activities on offer." she said.

Ambar Rachad, 16, is one of the students who learn both skills and is pointed out as "the best" by her mostly female fellow students.

Understanding the significance of archery in Islam, Rachad managed to overcome first difficulties in the games.

“When we first started our lessons, we went back into the history of archery," says Ambar.

“Basically, it's a 'Sunnah' (a practice of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him) which is recommended.

“We've done competitions which are really fun, but every lesson is a competition because we try and beat each other.”

Britain is home to a sizable Muslim minority of nearly 2.5 million.

May 30, 2013

MADINAH – Former Dutch Islamophobe and a former leading member of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party Arnoud Van Doorn visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to pray and say sorry for becoming part of a blasphemous film.

Doorn was among the Freedom Party leaders who produced the blasphemous film, “Fitna”. Last month he reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the religion and the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him).

He said that the worldwide outrage against the film made him study about the Holy Last Messenger (pbuh) and that eventually led to his conversion.

He headed for Makkah to perform Umrah after meeting the two imams of the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Ali Al-Hudaifi and Sheikh Salah Al-Badar, who enlightened him on how to lead the life of a good Muslim and confront challenges facing Islam in the West.

A member of the Dutch parliament and The Hague City Council, Doorn announced his decision to accept Islam on his Twitter profile. He also posted a tweet in Arabic declaring that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet.”

At first, other users took the news as a joke. After all, an active supporter of a notorious Dutch hater of Islam, Wilders, he repeatedly approved Islamophobic statements and public actions, and personally participated in them.

But Doorn, who now serves as a regional adviser at the City Hall in The Hague, personally confirmed his decision to practice Islam in an official letter to the city mayor.

Most recently, the politician filed a formal application to the mayor of the city to allow him to perform prayers obligatory for Muslims during his working hours.

“I can understand people are skeptic, especially that it is unexpected for many of them,” Doorn told Al-Jazeera English satellite channel.

“This is a very big decision, which I have not taken lightly.”

“In my own close circle people have known that I have been actively researching the Qur’an, Hadith, Sunnah and other writings for almost a year now,” he said.

“In addition, I have had numerous conversations with Muslims about the religion.”

Driven by his party’s anti-Islam discourse, Doorn decided to dig in for the truth about the religion himself.

“I have heard so many negative stories about Islam, but I am not a person who follows opinions of others without doing my own research,” he said. “Therefore, I have actually started to deepen my knowledge of Islam out of curiosity.”

The 46-year-old has continued on The Hague Council as an independent candidate since splitting from Wilders’s party. Doorn’s decision to embrace Islam has won mixed reactions in the Netherlands.

“According to some people I am a traitor, but according to most others I have actually made a very good decision,” he told Al-Jazeera.

“The reactions are generally positive and I also received quite some support via twitter.

“It feels good that people who do not know me personally have understanding of my situation and support me in my choice.”

Asked if he now regretted joining the Freedom Party, he replied: “I have learned that every experience in life has a purpose. However, with the knowledge I have today, I would have undoubtedly made a different choice.”

For the Dutch politician, finding Islam was finally guiding him to the true path in his life. “I have made mistakes in life as many others. From these mistakes I have learned a lot,” Doorn said.

“And by my conversion to Islam I have the feeling that I finally found my path. I realize that this is a new start and that I still have much to learn as well.”

 

See Also : Ex-Islamophobe to produce film on Prophet

May 10, 2013

 

A well-known tradition of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad ibn Abdullah, peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, enjoins Muslims to ‘seek knowledge even unto China’ in their quest to acquire the knowledge to live enlightened lives as cultured and educated servants of the Almighty Creator, fulfilling their obligations to Him, society and family. Although China was considered a great distance from where Al Islam was originally established in Arabia, the Arabs had knowledge of China even before the advent of the Holy Last Messenger ( peace and blessing be upon him), as Arabia served as a major highway for commercial traffic between it, China and the countries of Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Cypress and parts of southern Turkey. 

 

The historian Sir Arnold Thomas Walker, in his detailed work entitled The Preaching of Islam, describes the arrival and spread of Islam in China. At the start of the 7th century, a trade hub was established by Chinese merchants in Siraf, a town on the Persian Gulf, frequented by the traders of Arabia and Persia. Yet, the commercial contact also introduced the Chinese to the culture and mores of the Arabs, and eventually to the new way of life that was reforming the Arabian Peninsula - Al Islam. 

Between the sixth and ninth centuries, C.E., during the Tang dynasty, the Arabs and Persians found the trade so lucrative that they took up residence in many of China’s port cities, where they conducted their business in perfect harmony with their host counterparts. Eventually, the numbers of immigrants increased dramatically, in a flow that seemed to inundate certain areas. Chinese historians of this period, Mr.Walker stated, mention the Arabs (Muslims) in their writings, in one instance describing them as ‘barbarians’ who arrived in their land ‘like a deluge (flood)’, coming from great distances and from “more than 100 kingdoms, bringing as tribute their sacred books, which were received and deposited in the hall set apart for translations of sacred and canonical books in the Imperial Palace.” It is stated that during this time, religious diversity was appreciated and respected. 

The Annals of Kwangtung (Canton ), recount the first Muslims who came to China, describing them as ‘strangers’ who came from ‘Annan, Cambodia, Medina, and several other countries, who worshipped heaven (i.e. Almighty God) and had neither statue, idol nor image in their temples…They do not eat pork or drink wine and they regard as unclean the flesh of any animal not killed [by] themselves…” Muslim and Chinese historians as well, give an account of a delegation of emissaries of the third Khalifa of Islam, Umar ibn Al-Khattab, (may Allah be pleased with him). This entourage was led by Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him) , a maternal uncle of the Holy Last Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him, and were well received by the emperor, who commissioned the building of the Memorial Mosque in Canton, the first mosque in the country. The Muslim enclave imported their way of life, i.e., their cultural trappings, language and dress, and lived apart from the Chinese population. Between the years 960 and 1279 C.E., Muslims had become very influential and prosperous in the import/export industry in China, and the numbers of Muslims continued to increase due to immigration of people from other lands, intermarriage, and conversion of native Chinese to Islam. During the era of the Yuan dynasty, the Mongol conquests carried Islam throughout distant places and resulted in the forced migration of vast numbers of Muslims from broadly diverse places and ethnicities (Arabs, Persians, Turks and others) with the intention by the government to use their skills and services to administer the expanding empire. 

The vast influx of people constituted merchants, artisans, artists, architects, engineers, medical doctors and astronomers, as well as soldiers and prisoners of war, and settlers who, by the hundreds of thousands, became permanently settled, developing into flourishing and proliferating communities. 

Over time, intermixing blended ethnicities and homogenized the population; through marriage, the Muslims passed down the Islamic religion and culture, which continued down generations. 

As the Mongols ruled China, many Muslims held prominent positions within the government hierarchy , one such being Umar Shams al-Din (Sayyid Ajall of Bukhara) an accountant under Qubilay Khan, who reigned during the Yuan Dynasty from 1259 to 1368, who became financial manager of Imperial funds and governor of Yunnan, along with a number of other Muslims who were appointed to lofty positions. He was held in high esteem as a pious administrator who promoted religious fairness. Yet, the native Chinese, in time, began to resent that fact of immigrants (and particularly Muslims) holding such high offices, discontent that would fuel the desire to recover the control of China from the Mongols. 

Marco Polo of Italy, close friend of Qubilay Khan, lived in China for nearly twenty years, and reported that Muslims lived throughout Yunnan, and noted that the entire capital city of Yunnan, Taifu, was inhabited by Muslims. The renowned Muslim traveler Ibn Battutah visited several Chinese coastal towns and expressed in his travelogue his elation at being shown such a ‘hearty welcome’ by his Muslim hosts, reporting that in each town, the Muslims resided in their own ‘quarter’ where their mosques were located and they freely practiced Islam. 

With the decline and expulsion of the remnants of the Mongol dynasty in the latter years of the 14th century, and the isolationist policy adopted by China at that time, Muslim communities experienced lack of growth and expansion. Having been cut off from dealings with other Muslims outside of China, the Muslims in some parts of the country began to adopt many of the cultural and customary mores of their hosts and merged with the Chinese population, producing an amalgamation of the two cultures. 

The new emperor of the Ming dynasty extended privilege upon these Muslims which promoted prosperity during the period between 1369 and the middle of the 16th century C.E., a sign of which was the construction of a great number of mosques. The emperors of the Ming dynasty developed amiable relations with the Muslim rulers to the west of their empire, and as Walker states, ‘there was frequent exchange of embassies between them.’ He continues to give an account of one Chinese Muslim ruler, Shah Rukh Bahadur, who sent an invitation to the Emperor to accept Islam when his ambassador arrived at Shah Rukh Bahadur’s court in Samarqand. He sent his envoy, who accompanied the Chinese ambassador back to China, with two letters, one of which was written in Arabic. The letter read as follows: “ In the name of God, The Merciful, The Compassionate. There is no god save God; Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Apostle of God. The apostle of God, Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “ There shall not cease to be in my community people abiding in the commandments of God: whosoever fails to help them or opposes them shall never prosper until the Commandment of the Lord cometh. When the Most High God proposed to create Adam and his race, He said ‘I was a Hidden Treasure, but it was My pleasure to become known; I therefore created man that I might be known.’ It is manifest from hence, that The Divine purpose (great is His Power and exalted is His Word!) in the creation of man was to make Himself known and uplift the banners of right guidance and faith. Wherefore, He sent His Apostle (peace be upon him) with guidance and the religion of Truth that it might prevail over all other faiths, though the polytheists turn away from it, that He might make known the laws and ordinances and the observances of what is lawful and unlawful, and He gave him the Holy Qur’an miraculously that thereby, he might put to silence the unbelievers and stop their mouths when they discussed and disputed with him, and by His Perfect Grace and His All-Pervading Guidance, He has caused it to remain even unto the Day of Judgment. By His Power He has established in all ages and times and in all parts of the world, in east and west, and in China, a mighty monarch, lord of great armies and authority, to administer justice and mercy and spread the wings of peace and security over the heads of men; to enjoin upon them righteousness and warn them against evil and disobedience and lift up among them the banners of the noble religion...The Most High God thus disposes our hearts by His past mercies and His ensuing Grace to strive for the establishing of the laws of pure religion and the continuance of the ordinances of the shining path. He also bids us administer justice to our subjects in all suits and cases in accordance with the religion of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the ordinances of the Chosen One, and build mosques and colleges and monasteries and hermitages and places of worship, that the teaching of the sciences and school of learning may not cease nor the memorials and injunctions of religion be swept away. Seeing that the continuance of worldly prosperity and dominion, and the permanence of authority and rule depend upon the assistance given to Truth and Righteousness and the extirpation of the evils caused by idolatry and unbelief from the earth, in the expectation of blessing and reward, we, therefore, hope that your Majesty and the nobles of your realm will agree with us in these matters and join us in strengthening the foundation of the established law.” 

The second letter, written in Persian, made a very direct, simple appeal: “ The Most High God, having in the depth of His Wisdom and the perfection of His Power, created Adam (peace be upon him),made some of his sons prophets and apostles and sent them among men to summon them to the Truth. To certain of these prophets, such as Abraham, Moses, David, and Muhammad (peace be upon them) He gave a Book and taught a Law, and He bade the people of their time follow the law and religion of each of them. All these apostles invited men to faith in the Unity and to the worship of [Almighty] God and forbade the adoration of the sun, moon, stars, of kings and idols; and though each one of these apostles had a separate law, yet, they were all agreed in the doctrine of the Unity of The Most High God. At length, when the apostolic and prophetic office devolved on the Apostle Muhammad Mustafa (peace and blessing be upon him) all other systems of law were abrogated. He was the apostle and the prophet of the latter age, and it behooves the whole world – lords and kings and ministers, rich and poor, small and great – to observe his law and forsake all past creeds and laws. This is the true and perfect faith and is called Islam.” The writer, the Muslim ruler Shah Rukh Bahadur, continued by relating the evolution of his ancesters , descendents of Ghengis Khan and relatives who came before him and how they had dispersed to varied lands where they assumed rule of the people of those places. He stated that some of them accepted Islam – Uzbek Khan, Chani Khan and Urus Khan. Hulaga Khan was given command over Khurasan, Iraq and the neighboring countries, and some of his sons who succeeded him received into their hearts the light of the law of Muhammad (peace be upon him) becoming Muslims and being honored with the blessedness of Al Islam, departed this world eventually. He continued by naming closer relatives of his – ‘the truthful king Ghazan and Ulyaytu Sultan and the fortunate king Abu Sa’id Bahadur, until my honored father, Amir Timur Gurgan, succeeded the throne. He too observed the law of Muhammad (peace be upon him)in all the countries under his rule, and throughout his reign the followers of the faith of Islam enjoyed prosperity. Now that by the goodness and favor of [Almighty] God , this kingdom of Khurasan, Iraq, Ma-wara’al nahr has passed into my hands, the administration is carried on throughout the whole kingdom in accordance with the pure law of the Prophet (peace be upon him)’ righteousness is enjoined and wrong forbidden, and the Yarghu and institutes of Chingiz (Ghengiz) Khan have been abolished... I hope that by the bounty and benevolence of God you too will observe the law of Muhammad, the Apostle of God (peace be upon him) and strengthen the religion of Islam so that you may exchange the transitory sovereignty of this world for the sovereignty of the world to come.” 

A Muslim merchant named Sayyid Ali Akbar wrote that at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth century he spent time in Peking and stated that in the city of Kenjanfu there were as many as 30,000 Muslim families settled there: “…they paid no taxes and enjoyed the favor of the Emperor, who gave them grants of land; they enjoyed complete toleration for the exercise of their religion, and in the capital itself there were four great mosques and about ninety more in the other provinces of the empire – all erected at the cost of the Emperor.” It is recorded that the Muslims in China lived there peacefully until the reign of the Manchu dynasty, when they were oppressed in the province of Kansu in 1648 and a revolt ensued. However, Walker states that not until the nineteenth century did any Muslim revolt in China result in seriously disrupting the good relations that the Muslims enjoyed with the Chinese Emperors, to the extent that the Emperor Yung Chen, in 1771, issued an edict stating that the Chinese Muslims were to be left alone, permitted full exercise of their religion and culture, which coincided with and respected the tradition and law of China - he stated, “ What more can be asked for? 

January 29, 2013

Dear Mr. President:

We, the administration of the Muslims of the Americas, seek your guidance in dealing with the alarming rise of Islamophobia in America that is taking a dangerous and violent turn. Extremist hate groups have distorted the Constitution’s protection of free speech to use it as a weapon against the American people, by striking terror and fear through incessant promotion of their nefarious objectives in every media market. It was our ancestors, brought here as Muslims over three centuries ago, who built this country alongside our American brethren. As American Muslims, we will not stand by and watch our country be subjected to the hate mongering and bigotry reminiscent of the painful years of a brazen and burgeoning Ku Klux Klan. Therefore, as indigenous American Muslims, we have a vested interest in ensuring that anti-Islam front organizations, run by criminals operating as organized crime syndicates, do not forge a stronghold as they attempt to instigate a ‘clash of civilizations’ between Muslims and Christians.

 

According to FBI crime statistics, hate crimes motivated by anti-Islamic bias sharply rose 50% in 2010 and are not declining. These numbers are startling, but even more alarming is that the statistics are known to be greatly understated. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports, “Two Department of Justice studies have indicated that the real level of hate crimes in America is some 20-30 times the number reported in the FBI statistics, in part because some 56% of hate crimes are never reported to police and more than half of those are mischaracterized as non-hate crimes.” The heightened state of ‘Islamophobia’ is evident in the New York City tragedy involving a woman who savagely killed a man she thought was Muslim by pushing him in front of a subway train. It is no coincidence that in those same New York subway stations are advertisements that malign the religion of Al-Islam. On December 28, 2012 a Muslims 

of the Americas village in Red House, Virginia was fired upon by trespassers - endangering innocent men, women and children while they slept. Less than thirty miles away is the headquarters of the so-called Christian Action Network (CAN), run by Martin Mawyer, who rapidly proliferates anti-Islam propaganda in the areas surrounding the American Muslims’ homes - going so far as to post the addresses of Muslim villages on the CAN website, inciting others to act, by falsely depicting American Muslims as ‘enemies of America’ who are seeking to bring harm to their fellow citizens. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Since your first inauguration, we have appreciated your inclusiveness of the American Muslim; acknowledging our patriotism and contributions to American society; sending Ramadan Mubarak and Eid greetings; and quoting a tradition of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) during your historic National Prayer Breakfast in February 2009. Muslims and Christians have been coming together in brotherhood in this great country and around the globe for centuries. This is part of “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” and as the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) related to us, and you quoted, “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” True to this tradition, the Muslims of the Americas formed the United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF) to recognize similarities between Muslims and Christians based on the unchallenged commandments of Almighty God and love for the blessed Messengers of God (peace upon them all).

Since 2008, the UMCF has held interfaith programs bringing together Christians and Muslims from all over the country to celebrate the auspicious births of Jesus, Son of Mary, and the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad, peace be upon them. The message of UMCF advocates the fellowship and peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians, recognizing an obligation to stand up against the cruel atrocities of war, injustice, and the suffering of innocents. As such, Islam is not a religion inimical to the West and despite the wicked plans of extremist anti-Islam groups, a clash of civilizations between Muslims and Christians will never take place. Reviver of Al-Islam, and Spiritual Guide of the Muslims of the Americas, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani, has confirmed that Muslims and Christians will unite upon the platform of ‘There is Only One Almighty God,’ leaving aside all differences for the benefit of mankind as a whole.

We must bring to an end the rampant, inflammatory media abuse issued at the hand of extremists like Mawyer, who released a book, Twilight in America, where he falsely links the Muslims of the Americas to just about every terrorist and terrorist organization imaginable, in order to pit neighbor against neighbor- along with urging violent government action against innocent American Muslims. Furthermore, in a national Fox News broadcast, Mawyer spit venomous false rhetoric to depict the villages of the Muslims of the Americas as holding underground bunkers with Weapons of Mass Destruction - which is completely fabricated.

As set forth by the founders of the United States of America, this country holds abundant opportunity for those who work hard and respect their fellow citizens. However, it seems that Mawyer, Terry Jones and the owner of the hate-filled subway ads, Pamela Geller, have misinterpreted the American dream and found their way to fame by creating organizations of hate against Muslims, burning Holy Qurans, and supporting derogatory films that attempt to disparage the character of the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, who is a true benefactor of humanity.

Mr. President, in your September 25 address to the United Nations General Assembly you affirmed, “I do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism.” Correspondingly, a delegation from the Muslims of the Americas delivered a petition on November 26 to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urging action to “preserve human life and stop the oppression that is being allowed to fester in the United States of America, even ignored in courts of law.” The women and children of our communities are fearful that the next hate crime will take the life or property of another- and one more is too many. In Pakistan, and other Muslim countries, Christians are the minority, but they enjoy full autonomy to exercise their religious rights. Yet, here in America, a country founded on religious freedom, Muslims are suffering at the hands of these front organizations that are totally out of control. We recognize that as part of the trickery of the hate campaign, there are people who use those who appear as Muslims but are not, such as the Wahhabi and criminals-turned-informants, to destroy the good name of Islam and the character of American Muslims. Nevertheless, no American Muslim has ever committed an act of violence against the United States.

The founding fathers of the Muslims of the Americas fought for America in the Vietnam War and other conflicts. We are not settlers here. We love our country and we love Islam - the two are not mutually exclusive. Therefore, as patriotic citizens of the United States, we humbly and urgently seek your advice and ask you to use your power to involve the authorities to provide us full protection; to arrest and then prosecute with vigor the villains who perpetrate crimes against American Muslims; to provide justice; and to hold accountable those who use hate and terror to deny others basic human and religious freedoms.

Most Respectfully,

Hon. Khalifa Hussein Adams

Hon. Khadijah Smith

Hon. Khadija Salam

M. Ahmad Abdul Mumin Qadri

January 29, 2013

 

In this edition of The Islamic Post, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani, head of the Qadiree Sufi order, Imam of the Muslims of the Americas (MOA) and a direct Descendant of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him), delivers an open and dynamic statement to expose the despicable plot of the Wahabis, particularly their deadliest armed wing – Ikhwanul Muslimeen- who have attacked his family and community. El Sheikh Gillani warns the American government that the Zionist-backed Wahabis, who are not Muslim, will stop at nothing to achieve their devious aim to provoke a clash between Muslims and Christians.  El Sheikh Gillani calls for Muslims and Christians to join hands together to fight Wahhabi terrorism and their quest for global world domination 

   Ikhwanul Muslimeen (IM) is the deadliest armed wing of the Wahhabis, which was created by Ibn-as-Saud with the aim to extinguish all those who do not believe in their religion, Wahabism, which declares Muslims to be heretics, and Holy Shrines and Sufi Centers as places of idol worship. Wahabis are operating in many countries under various cover names such as Salafi, Darrussalam, and Al-Qaida as well as in the middle of India and Pakistan under the name of Lashkar-Jhangui (LU), Lashkar-A-Tayyaba (LT), Sifah-A-Sahaba (SS). A glimpse into their past horrendous deeds will open the eyes of everyone for they specialize in murdering Descendants of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him), Sufis, and destroying their Mosques, Shrines and Tombs.

I, El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani, am head of the Qadiree Sufi order, Vice Chancellor of the International Qur’anic Open University, Imam of the Muslims of the Americas and a direct Descendant of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him). I find it necessary to clarify certain things about myself and our community, which is being falsely labeled as terrorist organization. The Muslims of the Americas (MOA) is a Sufi organization. We have gotten rid of Wahabi Ikhwanul Muslimeen in America. I came to the U.S. in 1980, to propagate Islam. My mission is supported with the appearance of miraculous signs. Ninety-nine (99%) of people who come to the United States from other countries are aiming to make a fortune through business and other enterprises; some come to commit fraud, cheat and deprive people. On the contrary, my sole aim was to save humanity.

Soon after my arrival in America, thousands of members from Ikhwan-al-Muslimeen’s Herkimer Place headquarters in New York City, followed me and became Sufis. I then established a new organization for non-Wahhabi Sufi Muslims, the Muslims of the Americas. However, those “die hard” individuals who were involved in gang wars for distribution of funds from Arab countries did not give up, but followed the Sufi way while setting up their underground organization, Ikhwan-al-Muslimeen (also known as Ikhwanul Muslimun). Jamil Abdul Haqq, who had been crippled in a gang war, became my follower and later on, I made him my Khalifa. Most surprisingly and shockingly, he was secretly the head of the hit team of Ikhwanul Muslimeen and established himself at the MOA village of Islamberg by occupying a doublewide mobile home. Haqq went so far as to have his collaborator submit MOA incorporation papers without the knowledge of IQOU and MOA administration. One of his accomplices, Hasib Abdul Haqq, counterfeited my signature making me president and then stating that from then onward “Ikhwan-ul-Muslimun” would be known as MOA. I did not approve or sign such a document. I was never President of MOA. This was a treacherous attack by Wahhabis to sabotage the Sufis. We recently discovered this horrendous fraud and after throwing out the culprits are filing new incorporation papers

My last visit to the U.S. was in 1990 and before that previous visits were brief. Jamil Haqq took advantage of my absence to start the biggest fraud in history by closing his eyes, taking long breaths, and going through physical changes before speaking to people as if he were Sheikh Gillani. Some believed him and so Ikhwan once again tried to take root. Jamil Haqq recruited people from Delaware, Atlantic City, and beyond who were involved in street crimes, drugs, brothels, unemployment fraud, and other offenses. Unfortunately, when caught, it brought a bad name to MOA. It was Jamil Haqq who patronized the Egyptian Ali A. Aziz, the man now known to be an NYPD informant who married a girl from a family that was also living in Haqq’s doublewide.

For the last thirty-two years, I have guided American Muslims to become good, honorable and educated citizens who stay away from welfare and move away from the filthy ghettos. Our community’s fourth generation of ladies and men are educated, working a trade, doctors, lawyers, architects and builders- all enjoying complete freedom in their own peaceful villages. It is the saving of humanity that brought me to the U.S., not to carry out an anti-American campaign as claimed by the Christian Action Network (CAN). Now, we are under attack by those who are acting like terrorists and funded by Zionists under operating front organizations. In Pakistan, and other Muslim countries, Christian minorities are independent and live peacefully without bother. On the contrary, in America, the Muslim villages are being attacked by automatic weapons and no one is arrested.

Fact is, I was able to disband the world’s most dangerous setup of Wahabis, the Ikhwanul Muslimeen. I expect that the American government would show gratitude for having saved thousands of youth from a life of crime. Almighty God made it possible to do so because He sent me not only with knowledge, but with miraculous signs. At the MOA village of Islamberg, in our Sufi shrine and mosque, Almighty God’s personal name, Allah, has been shining for the last two and a half years. Many have beheld the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad and Jesus son the Chaste Mary (peace be upon them) as well as witnessing bright rainbows, even at night.

As a guide to people, Almighty God has also given me the ability to demonstrate the truth and powers of the words of Almighty God over human, non-human, animate and inanimate objects. It is on record that in 1975 the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored an international conference of psychiatrists held in Cairo and attended by London’s Dr. Dennis Leigh, the Hon. General Secretary of the International Psychiatrists Federation as well as other psychiatrists. Their objective was to find a remedy from other disciplines for many incurable diseases. A delegation from Saudi Arabia under Health Minister Husain al Jazeeri and the Director of mental health at Taif Medical Hospital, Dr. Osama Radi, accepted the challenge to prove patients could be healed using select portions of Holy Qur’an. The Saudi Arabian delegation advised they would bring forth learned scholars to accept the challenge. Psychiatrists laughed saying the delegation wanted to take psychiatry “back five hundred years” to the age of black magic.

When the Saudi delegation returned home, they asked their Chief Imam of Makkah, Sheikh Ahmad Sabeel to be prepared to give a demonstration of the power of the words of God. He excused himself saying of course, there is promise of healing, but “we don’t know how to derive benefit from that”. They asked Chief Mufti Sheikh Bin Baz who had already declared the tomb of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) as a place of idols. Bin Baz refused the challenge. Eventually, two princes from Saudi Arabia went to Maudoodi in Lahore, Pakistan. Maudoodi had been given financial support for his mission, which included great opposition to Sufis and all those who rejected Wahhabism. Maudoodi did not know how to derive benefit from the words of Holy Qur’an, but said to try the Sufis. Prince Muhammad, the Saudi Chancellor and another prince I would not like to name because he later became the King, came to me knowing that my Holy Shrine of the spiritual Qadri Order is well known over the last three hundred years. They attended a dinner I held in their honor and presented the challenge. I said, “Well, you call Sufis heretics and particularly descendants of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) as ‘lesser idols’. Furthermore, you call people who go to the graves of parents and teachers to send credit to their departed souls as ‘grave-worshippers’.” The princes were very apologetic. I accepted the challenge, “Ok, I’m prepared to help you on the condition that I’ll accept no pay, a separate institution for the research and demonstration must be established and then by the grace of Allah I will be there to meet the challenge.”

In Taif, Saudi Arabia, a wing was established in the Shahar Mental Hospital where, under strict scientific observation, I used Holy Qur’an to heal patients suffering from incurable schizophrenia, neurosis, insomnia, witchcraft, black magic, suicidal patients, and night frights. Despite lack of facilities, my healing rate was about 50%. Two doctors assisted in recording and documenting. I completed the scientific demonstration leaving records, reports and clippings from official Saudi newspapers. In 1980, I took this methodology, the El Gilani Methodology (EGM), to the United States. There, I set up psychiatric healing clinics and began training the American Muslims. In February 2012, a delegation of EGM practitioners, who are medical doctors, attended a conference in California sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. At the conference, the delegation presented an updated EGM journal, which lists case studies of the only scientific methodology to actually heal patients. There is no hocus pocus.

I reveal these personal aspects of my life in order to dispel false accusations and propaganda about why I came to America and to underscore the dangers of Wahabis, who are the enemies of Sufis. I have myself personally been attacked six times by the Ikhwanul Muslimeen and Al Qaeda groups in Pakistan. I no longer find Pakistan a safe place for myself or my family. I am the head of a family who is all Americans and I plan to send them back to America where they can be safe from attacks by the terrorists. The campaign of falsehood against me and the MOA community has been launched by the Zionist front organizations, such as CAN, who wish to spark a clash between Muslims and Christian, but they have no understanding of the relationship.

There is nothing uncommon between Islam and Christianity, save a wooden stick. As such, there is nothing common between Islam and Wahabism-they are two separate religions so much so it is part of the Wahhabi religion to murder non-Wahabis as found in the detail in the book Confessions of a British Spy. Some of my followers were able to meet the promised Imam Mahdi who will come very soon, followed by Jesus, son of Mary who will appear on the Eastern dome of the rock in Palestine. Thereafter, Islam and Christianity will merge as one for they are two aspects of the same reality. As Muslims, we believe in Jesus, son of Mary as a messenger and prophet of Almighty God. We believe in Jesus, son of Mary’s Holy Gospel -though it is not currently found without change. For these reasons, some years ago we founded the United Muslim Christian Forum where we join together to celebrate the birthdays of both messengers. We know our enemies are trying to bring about clash of civilizations the way they brought about clash between Americans and Germans by allowing the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor. At that time, Germans were not against Americans, but they were against Zionist. So Zionist sacrificed the lives of millions of Americans to save themselves. Similarly, in Iraq, despite the fact that UN inspectors gave statements that no weapons of mass destruction existed, there was a push seen on Fox News to insist that WMDs were there.

The Muslims of the Americas has been targeted by Martin Mawyer who also appears on Fox programs passing claims that the village of Islamberg has WMDs. Another man ludicrously claimed that MOA has nuclear weapons, underground bunkers, tunnels and airports. An independent NY news channel, Al Arabiya investigated, inspected and proved with local police that every claim was a lie and no laws have been broken on Islamberg. One of CAN’s oft-repeated propaganda tools is to instill fear by showing pictures and video of Muslims doing military training and then state the training is being done by American Muslims to attack America. It is a well-known fact that those videos are from decades ago, when US President Reagan, the United Nations and the world was directing efforts against the communist threat of Russia in Afghanistan “calling” for people to come fight, urging the freedom fighters in their right to self-determination. Other videos feature Kashmiris who were also supported in their quest for freedom against the atrocities and genocide they faced under Hindu rule as sanctioned by a UN Resolution in 1947. These lies serve one purpose: to provoke an attack by the U.S. government against the American Muslim.

I warn the American government that in order to destroy the images of Muslims in America, our enemies are working day and night by posing as “jihadists” and brainwashing local American Muslims to undertake acts of sabotage. In 1993, such elements lured some Muslims saying they would train them to make bombs from fertilizers and later took them to America to destroy the World Trade Center. Thankfully, they were arrested. However, these wahabis will stop at nothing even very dangerous suicide bombers against all Americans- Muslims and otherwise.

My request to President Obama, as he enters his second term as president, is to protect Muslim minorities in America.This request is from me to him, for whether he acknowledges or not, he belongs to my family – the family of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him) -as his real name is Syed Mubarik Hussain Obama. Almighty God has given him the opportunity to govern the U.S. and I advise him to do so with justice and kindness as he looks after the rights of all people, including saving the American Muslims from so-called Christians who are terrorizing them. This campaign of harassment led by Mawyer must stop, including his publishing of MOA addresses on the web. Not surprisingly, gunshots were recently fired at an MOA location in Virginia near the CAN headquarters. These criminals and their instigators must be arrested. American Muslims will not retaliate because we know that it will result in war in America between Muslims and Christians and we desire unity. Moreover, I need not advise the president to stop the use of drones that kill innocents in Afghanistan. Albeit, if you try to stop it you cannot because the drone lobby in America is very strong. The world knows that the U.S. isn’t truly operating independently anymore. Anyone who goes against the Zionist lobby in America goes the way of President John F. Kennedy. Nonetheless, ultimately these things have their own repercussions, not by men, but by the Almighty Creator as you have already seen through the devastating storm that hit the East coast.

With these words of clarification, I have advised the U.S. government to be careful about Ikhwanul Muslimeen and their branches who intend to brainwash local youngsters into becoming suicide bombers, which Islam forbids. If needed, I might have to come back to the U.S. to save, protect and seek justice for the life and property of the American Muslim. I demand that Muslims and Christians should join hands together to fight the Wahhabi terrorism and their global order.

December 25, 2012

It is our duty as Muslims to command what is right and forbid what is wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes it is from the very ranks of the Muslim communities that some of the most absurd wrongs are committed as is the case of Baba Jani Sarkar who claims that on his forehead, Almighty God is displaying His most sacred name, Allah, on the wrinkles in the corners of his eyes. Some have even reported seeing the name of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the venerable names of Imam Ali and Hazrat Imam Hussein (ra) on Baba Jani’s face.

 

It is our duty as Muslims to command what is right and forbid what is wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes it is from the very ranks of the Muslim communities that some of the most absurd wrongs are committed as is the case of Baba Jani Sarkar who claims that on his forehead, Almighty God is displaying His most sacred name, Allah, on the wrinkles in the corners of his eyes. Some have even reported seeing the name of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the venerable names of Imam Ali and Hazrat Imam Hussein (ra) on Baba Jani’s face.

 

Logically, one should first ask why Allah would send down His Pure Name as a physical manifestation of His glory permanently attached to the head of a person who is undoubtedly going to enter the bathroom as well as come into contact with other impurities. It is absolutely impossible for Allah to do such a thing.

 

No Muslim would dare take Quran Majid or anything that contained a portion of Quran or Allah’s name into the bathroom. As an Ummah, it is shameful if we just accept anything without first performing investigation.

 

Muslim brethren be warned: do not fall prey to Baba Jani, a false bringer of glad tidings. Instead, pay heed to the words of Allah and His Holy Last Messenger, for Allah says in Quran al Majid:

“And who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about Allah or says, ‘It has been revealed to me’, while nothing has been revealed to him, and one who says, ‘I will reveal [something] like what Allah revealed.’

 

And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], “Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation for what you used to say against Allah other than the truth and [that] you were, toward His verses, being arrogant.”6:93

 

Each of us are accountable for our own actions. It will not be acceptable to say “we didn’t know any better, we just followed so and so”. We are commanded to “seek knowledge from cradle to the grave”, so that we can differentiate between truth and falsehood.

 

We have viewed several videos and pictures of Baba Jani and there is nothing to see; some of the pictures even look as if he has manipulated his forehead.

 

Many hadith have been narrated regarding the emergence of false prophets and dajjal’s (antichrists) during the latter days. It is reported that the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The Hour (last day) will not be established until about thirty Dajjals [liars] appear, and each one of them will claim that he is God’s Apostle”. (Sahih Bukhari)

 

We know from other authentic traditions that the dajjal will lead people away using all sorts of trickery and that people won’t be able to tell the difference between false and actual miracles of Allah, except for those people who have true imaan. Hence, it is not strange to see things which are outwardly good, but ultimately poison to the core of our beliefs and lead us astray. This is known as istidraaj, meaning a person is allowed to continue doing the act of disobedience and prosper in it to the point where he thinks he is actually correct and justified in what he’s doing; and then he is punished by Allah.

 

This is a warning for all parts of the world to keep away from these types of people. We, as scholars of Al Azhar Al Sharif strongly denounce the claims of “Baba Jani” and those of his supporters as they go against all the principles of Islamic law and spirituality.

December 25, 2012

It is our duty as Muslims to command what is right and forbid what is wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes it is from the very ranks of the Muslim communities that some of the most absurd wrongs are committed as is the case of Baba Jani Sarkar who claims that on his forehead, Almighty God is displaying His most sacred name, Allah, on the wrinkles in the corners of his eyes. Some have even reported seeing the name of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the venerable names of Imam Ali and Hazrat Imam Hussein (ra) on Baba Jani’s face.

 

It is our duty as Muslims to command what is right and forbid what is wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes it is from the very ranks of the Muslim communities that some of the most absurd wrongs are committed as is the case of Baba Jani Sarkar who claims that on his forehead, Almighty God is displaying His most sacred name, Allah, on the wrinkles in the corners of his eyes. Some have even reported seeing the name of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the venerable names of Imam Ali and Hazrat Imam Hussein (ra) on Baba Jani’s face.

 

Logically, one should first ask why Allah would send down His Pure Name as a physical manifestation of His glory permanently attached to the head of a person who is undoubtedly going to enter the bathroom as well as come into contact with other impurities. It is absolutely impossible for Allah to do such a thing.

 

No Muslim would dare take Quran Majid or anything that contained a portion of Quran or Allah’s name into the bathroom. As an Ummah, it is shameful if we just accept anything without first performing investigation.

 

Muslim brethren be warned: do not fall prey to Baba Jani, a false bringer of glad tidings. Instead, pay heed to the words of Allah and His Holy Last Messenger, for Allah says in Quran al Majid:

“And who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about Allah or says, ‘It has been revealed to me’, while nothing has been revealed to him, and one who says, ‘I will reveal [something] like what Allah revealed.’

 

And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], “Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation for what you used to say against Allah other than the truth and [that] you were, toward His verses, being arrogant.”6:93

 

Each of us are accountable for our own actions. It will not be acceptable to say “we didn’t know any better, we just followed so and so”. We are commanded to “seek knowledge from cradle to the grave”, so that we can differentiate between truth and falsehood.

 

We have viewed several videos and pictures of Baba Jani and there is nothing to see; some of the pictures even look as if he has manipulated his forehead.

 

Many hadith have been narrated regarding the emergence of false prophets and dajjal’s (antichrists) during the latter days. It is reported that the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The Hour (last day) will not be established until about thirty Dajjals [liars] appear, and each one of them will claim that he is God’s Apostle”. (Sahih Bukhari)

 

We know from other authentic traditions that the dajjal will lead people away using all sorts of trickery and that people won’t be able to tell the difference between false and actual miracles of Allah, except for those people who have true imaan. Hence, it is not strange to see things which are outwardly good, but ultimately poison to the core of our beliefs and lead us astray. This is known as istidraaj, meaning a person is allowed to continue doing the act of disobedience and prosper in it to the point where he thinks he is actually correct and justified in what he’s doing; and then he is punished by Allah.

 

This is a warning for all parts of the world to keep away from these types of people. We, as scholars of Al Azhar Al Sharif strongly denounce the claims of “Baba Jani” and those of his supporters as they go against all the principles of Islamic law and spirituality.

November 10, 2012

 

On the first day of the sacred month of Muharram,the first month of the Islamic calendar, the martyrdom of Hadhrat Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him), a blessed Companion of the Holy Last Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him, occurred.

From a large, prominent family of the Quraish,the ruling tribe of Mecca, he was born forty years before the Hijra,when the Muslim converts from Mecca migrated to Yathrib - a nearby city which embraced the ruthlessly persecuted new Muslims and their Divinely-inspired leader.

Hadhrat Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, was a literate man, with knowledge of the Holy Bible and able to speak Hebrew. He became a merchant, a popular occupation at that time, and his travels led him to Iraq, then part of the Persian Empire. For the first seven years of the mission of the Holy Rasul (peace and blessing be upon him) he was a sworn enemy of Islam, along with Abu Jahl. He would abuse anyone he thought had embraced it, believing that this new religion was creating an immense problem for the Quraish and deciding that the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad, peace be upon him, should be killed. When starting out to fulfil that realization, an acquaintance inquired, “Oh Umar, where are you going?” Ibn Al-Khattab replied, “Today I’m going to finish Rasulullah and then we shall have peace!” The person told him to first of all go to his sister’s house, as she and her husband already embraced Islam. Upon his arrival at the home of his sister, Hadhrat Umar heard the recitation of a portion of the new revelation from Allah Almighty, while standing outside of the door. Hearing his angry voice, the blessed text was immediately hidden and he was permitted inside. Enraged by his sister’s response to his query about what he had heard, and the confirmation that she and her husband had indeed become Muslims, Hadhrat Umar struck his sister, causing her mouth to bleed. However, it broke his heart to see her hurt and what is more - he knew that he must submit to the Truth that faced him and all of Quraish as well. He asked to see the text which had been recited; it read, “Everything in the heaven and on earth glorifies Him, and Allah is Almighty and All Wise.” Upon reading the sublime words, he started to shiver,having a feeling of being overpowered. He was not aware that on that very day, the Holy Last Messenger,peace be upon him, made a prayer to Almighty Allah petitioning, “Oh Allah, we are weak, give us strength by allowing Umar ibn Khattab or Abu Jahl to become Muslim.” The incident with his sister had caused Hadhrat Umar’s conversion from a state of disbelief to complete submission to Almighty Allah and unyielding loyalty to the Holy Last Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him. He continued on to see the blessed person through whom the powerful words had been revealed. When the Holy Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) was informed that Hadhrat Umar had come with his sword, Hadhrat Hamzah (Allah be pleased with them both), himself a passionate new Muslim said, “Let him come - I will kill him with his own sword!” Hadhrat Umar entered and immediately declared “I bear witness that there is no God save Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger(peace be upon him)!”.

Appropriately called by historians ‘Umar the Great’, he was the strongest man of Islam, a great statesman, and warrior. He became the second Khalifah, or successor after the Holy Last Messenger, peace be upon him, who stated, “Where Umar goes, Shaitan [the devil] runs away”, and who (upon him be peace) also attested ,“And had there been any messenger after me, Umar would have been a messenger, but there is no messenger after me.”

Hadhrat Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) was not only a man to be feared, he was a loving father. Once he appointed a person governor. The Khalifa’s small son came and he picked him up, hugged and kissed him. The newly appointed governor asked, “You kiss your children?” Hadhrat Umar replied, “Yes and give me the paper.” He took the appointment paper from him, and requested him to leave, stating “If you do not have love, how can you rule people?”

Hadhrat Umar Ibn Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) ruled with unwavering justice, enforcing the edict that the poor and privileged, wealthy and weak, received equal treatment under the law of Islam. He was kind to anyone, including Christians and Jews.

He was the greatest conqueror of the world, bringing Persia, Syria and 2.2 million square miles of territory under the dominion of Islam. Regarding this extraordinary accomplishment, Hadhrat Umar (Allah be pleased with him), with a sense of devout humility, said, “It is because of Allah, [that ]victories are following, one after another.” Many of the countries conquered during the reign of Hadhrat Umar ibn Khattab, (may Allah be pleased with him)are under Islamic sway to this day, with many of the buildings still intact. Whereas, in Algeria, Iraq, Syria, Persia and the countries conquered by the Roman Empire, its buildings are in ruin or have vanished.