Someone claimed that those who do not read Syed Mawdudi's tafsir are devoid of guidance and disbelievers. This is an answer to his claim on the thread, " We are born Muslims but ........"
"Baibaaki should be for truth not for falsehood."
Ans: I said Muslim ki sadaqat bebaak. You got the word 'bebaaki' but missed 'sadaqat'? Our bebaaki is, was and will always be for the truth, InshaAllah! A detailed study of the Qur'an and Sunna will lead everyone to decide whether we are right or those who call towards Abul 'Ala Mawdudi.
"Those scholars who say, Syed Abu Ala madoodi and Dr Israr Ahmad are deviants and you should not read them, then they are on error"
Ans: Those scholars who say this or that are the Imams of the Ahl us Sunna and the leaders of this Ummah. When they say that Abul 'Ala Mawdudi has so-and-so errors in his books then they first give references from his books, then they give evidence from the Qur'an and Sunna and finally they give their judgement. So if according to you they are in error, then for you the Qur'an and Sunna are also in error. If you believe that their opinions are wrong, then bring evidence from the sources and we'll see who is right. Qul Haatu Burhanukum in kuntum saadiqeen. Put your money where your mouth is.
"Those who follow them are also in error, because ultimately, it is you who are to decide which scholar is right or which scholar is wrong."
Ans: But you see the problem here is that our people are the scholars and your people are NON SCHOLARS. So what is the comparison? Does Allah not say, "ASK THOSE WHO KNOW"? Does he say anywhere, "ASK ANY TOM, **** OR ABUL 'ALA?" Have you ever even thought about what you say?
"It is your duty to ask Allah swt for guidance for yourself, no one can ask guidance for you from Allah swt. So is the case with everyone."
Ans: Where did you hear this? The Prophet(saws) asked for guidance for everyone from Allah. We ask Allah in our prayers daily for guidance for ourselves, those around us, those of our relatives who are strayng and even for the hidaya of the non-Muslims who are targeting Islam and its people. Or has Abul 'Ala Mawdudi now prevented you from praying for other people as well? Allahu Musta'an. With these kind of concepts in your mind, what exactly are you inviting us to? The right statement is no one can GIVE GUIDANCE except Allah although we are all beggars in front of Allah for it.
"Why do we recite Surah Al-Fatiha in every verse, if we are already guided? Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you favored not of those who went astray and got Your punishment.
In fact, guidance is totally in the hands of Allah swt not in the hands of any scholars.
Ans: We recite Surah al Fatiha in every Rakah and not in every verse. And we recite it because we are ordered to do it by the Law giver not because you or your mentor says that all Muslims are misguided so they must stand in prayer and recite this Surah. Have you forgotten that the Prophet(saws) recited Sura Fatiha in every raka? According to YOU was he guided or not?
"To get guidance of Allah swt, one needs to seek it truly and use his intellect power."
Ans: Thanks for your assumptions regarding this Ummah but Husn Zann dictates that you consider that every Muslim seeks the guidance of Allah "truly". About "intellect power" please let me say something. Your intellect and your power is of no use if it drags you away from the Qur'an, the Sunna or the understanding of the Salaf with reference to the concepts of this Deen. Javed Ghamidi and Ghulam Ahmad, the idiot from Qadiyan went astray because their intellect led them down the path of deciding for themselves what the Lawgiver intended without seeking recourse to the understanding of the Salaf. To a lesser extent this is true of Israr Ahmad and Abul 'Ala Mawdudi too where they leave what the Salaf said and say, "I think that this means....."
If the Salaf had not chewed for you, then you would not have been able to swallow this Deen. Remember that.
"The role of scholars is just to give us arguments from Quran, Sunnah and logic but final judgment is all upon us, which scholar is right and which is wrong, no one can make this decision for us but we alone. And based on this decision, we will be judged in Godís court."
Ans: The scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets(as). Has this hadith ever passed before your eyes? Where did you get the impression that they are hotel waiters who will prepare a dish based on the Quran and Hadith, garnish it with Ijma' and Qiyas and place it in front of you with hands folded and wait for you to pass judgement on it? The only decision for you is one and that is WE HEAR AND WE OBEY for the scholars of this Umma place in front of you what Allah and his Rasul have commanded, not Hawa. If you make this decision ALONE, then you ALONE will be responsible for your destruction.
"So, now you have two option, either follow your parents and scholars blindly, or listen to the arguments of Quran, Sunnah, all others scholars and use your intellect to decide, who is calling you toward where."
Ans: The Qur'an, the Sunna and my intellect call me towards the scholars of Deoband. But it seems that you don't want to give me or anyone else a choice. According to you I can only come to Mawdudi or Israr Ahmad for guidance. I must abandon the fine, detailed, authentic, higher level commentaries of the Qur'an such as that of Imad ibn Kathir, Ashraf 'Ali Thanwi, Al Sabuni, Shafi Uthmani, the two Jalals and many others for the primary level, basic, laden with mistakes Tafhim al Qur'an and the lectures of Dr Israr Ahmed! I wonder how the Muslims of this Umma got by when Abul 'Ala Mawdudi was not born? Were they all ear-cut non-Muslims according to you? Do you think that the Muslim kalima should be "Laa Ilaaha il Allah, Abul 'Ala Rasulullah"? I am sure not! Then why this peculiar insistence on following the opinions of a MINOR NON-SCHOLAR AND HIS STARTER LEVEL TAFSIR? I am still in the dark as to why you believe that following this tafsir is essential for the HIDAYA OF THE MUSLIMS and why one who does not listen to Abul 'Ala and Israr Ahmed is a Kaafir??
"Baibaaki without the knowledge of truth is like the Baibaaki of Abu Jahl, when he was dying, one of the companion of Prophet (sws) said, recite Kalimah, but he spat on his face."
Ans: On a lighter note, do you think that Abu Jahl would have become Muslim if he had read Tafhim al Qur'an or met Dr Israr Ahmed?
If JI people are thugs and whatever evil you see in them, then reject that evil, why are you rejecting Syed Abu Ala Madoodi because of them.
And: I have not called JI people thugs or anything.
"Did you read Tafhim-ul-Quran?"
Ans:I have read Tafhim al Qur'an. I still read it sometimes. It is okay for a starter but it has many mistakes which scholars have pointed out including Deobandi, Nadwi and Ahl Hadith scholars in the light of authentic sources. Read them if you have baseerat.
"Or you are just saying these things about him, because your ears have been cut by your scholars and parents and most of you are deobandis because you are born in that sect. If you blame Syed Abu Ala Madoodi, he is Gutakh-e-Rasool & Sahabaa, then why don't you go and read Barawlevi books and say same thing about yourself."
Ans: I was not born a Deobandi. My father was a Barelwi while my mother was in the ladies wing of the Jam'at-e-Islami, Hind. She still reads Tafhim now but with a better and fuller understanding of its mistakes. What Abul Ala Mawdudi has been blamed for is in the books of the scholars. Read Mawlana Yusuf Ludhianwi for a fuller exposition. What the Barelwis say is of no importance to this discussion. Also whether the Barelwis or the Deobandis are right is as open as the sky to the world, including to the Barelwis themselves.
"In the court of God, truth matters and nothing matters."
Ans: We know what matters in the court of Allah. That is what has brought us to the doors of the scholars. What dragged YOU to a non-scholar?
"If you do not have ability to accept truth, then you donít have any value in the sight of God, God is not going to place you in Jannah, just because you were born to Deobandi parents and place others in Jahnnam because they were born in family of Jews, Hindus, Shia, Barawelvi, Ahl-e-Hadith etc"
Ans: According to you is there any truth bigger than LA ILAAHA IL ALLAH, MUHAMMAD UR RASULULLAH? Is there any guidance better than the guidance of Muhammad(saws)? Don't turn your leaders into Tawagheet. If you want to talk with evidence then we are available. If you throw mud around, then this is how you will be answered. Please upon those who follow true guidance.