‘Authubullaahi min ashShaytaan arRajeem.
Bismillaah arRaHmaan arRaHeem.
Allaahumma salay ‘ala Muhammad wa azwajihi wa dhurriyyatihi kama salayta ”ala ‘aali Ibraaheem, wa baarik ‘ala Muhammadin wa azwajihi wa dhurriyyatihi kama barakta ‘ala ‘aali Ibraaheem innaka hameedun majeed.
Islaam is easy to follow. There is no complicated formulas nor any encryption that only certain people can unlock. It is a Deen for all of mankind, therefore, it can be understood by anyone who is sincere. This is one of the objectives for this blog. It is to remove all the abhorrently innovated obstacles that people have put in the path of others in disguise as Deen. It is to remove the satanic shackles of clergymen and scholarships that emerged after the death of Rasoolullaah.
Allaah and his Messenger have warned us about following the same destructive paths of the previous nations. Allaah aza wajal precautions the believers from the several evils of scholarship in Deen:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الْأَحْبَارِ وَالرُّهْبَانِ لَيَأْكُلُونَ أَمْوَالَ النَّاسِ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۗ وَالَّذِينَ يَكْنِزُونَ الذَّهَبَ وَالْفِضَّةَ وَلَا يُنفِقُونَهَا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَبَشِّرْهُم بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ
O you who have believed, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert [them] from the way of Allaah. And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allaah – give them tidings of a painful punishment.
Islaam has no scholars, it has followers. Anyone who attempts to Judeo-Christianize Islaam as a Deen ruled by jurists and judges has fallen into error.
The Prophet said:
لَتَتَّبِعُنَّ سَنَنَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ شِبْرًا بِشِبْرٍ وَذِرَاعًا بِذِرَاعٍ حَتَّى لَوْ دَخَلُوا فِي جُحْرِ ضَبٍّ لاَتَّبَعْتُمُوهُمْ
You will follow the [same] ways in the Deen of those before you, inch by inch, and step by step, so much so that if they had entered into the hole of the lizard, you would follow them in this also.
(Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Saheeh Muslim, Sunan ibn Maaja)
There is no doubt that it was the “religious” elite who corrupted the religions of the Jews and Christians. It was their own scholars and spiritualists who spoiled the fruits that were given to them by Allaah aza wajal. Hence, there is no uncertainty that many of those who we see as scholars and spiritualists will also be the ones to corrupt the Muslim nation.
So we must be aware of this and be on guard. We must understand that the best teacher was Allaah’s Messenger, and only his teachings matter in the Deen. If it did not come from his holy mouth, then it is not part of the Deen. Very simple.
Allaah aza wajal says:
وَجَاهِدُوا فِي اللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ ۚ هُوَ اجْتَبَاكُمْ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ ۚ مِّلَّةَ أَبِيكُمْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ۚ هُوَ سَمَّاكُمُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ مِن قَبْلُ وَفِي هَٰذَا لِيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْكُمْ وَتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ ۚ فَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِاللَّهِ هُوَ مَوْلَاكُمْ ۖ فَنِعْمَ الْمَوْلَىٰ وَنِعْمَ النَّصِيرُ
And strive for Allaah with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the Deen any difficulty. [It is] the Deen of your father, Abraham. Allaah named you “Muslims” before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people. So establish prayer and give zakah and hold fast to Allaah . He is your protector; and excellent is the protector, and excellent is the helper.
And the Prophet said:
إِنَّ الدِّينَ يُسْرٌ، وَلَنْ يُشَادَّ الدِّينَ أَحَدٌ إِلاَّ غَلَبَهُ، فَسَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا، وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالْغَدْوَةِ وَالرَّوْحَةِ وَشَىْءٍ مِنَ الدُّلْجَةِ
Indeed, the Deen is easy and whoever overburdens himself in his Deen will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.