Deoband to Barelliy -by Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
At this stage literate men and women specially the youths get very frustrated as there are many factions among-st the Muslims and each faction tries to prove itself to be right on the basis of the Qur’aan and the Sunnat and calls their opponents to be wrong. The ‘Ulama (scholars) of each faction read the Qur’aan and Ahaadees they are committed to Namaaz and Rozah (fasting) and have kept beards and seem to be very knowledgeable in giving brazing arguments in favor of their own standpoint. We the listeners and the readers whom should we consider right and whom to be wrong. Therefore, as a result of this confusion, they have stopped listening to Maulvees and going to the masaajid.
With the fear of Allaah honestly let me reply to this there is no doubt that you are very disturbed at the contradictory statements of the general Maulvees. Generally people are not fully aware of the religious knowledge so they cannot recognize the truth and the false, the right and the wrong and they are not aware of the real facts so they get very frustrated. In this situation the people are wrong because along with the worldly knowledge they don’t acquire religious knowledge and learn the truth with attention and interest. And those who call themselves Maulvees they don’t tell the real truth to people and don’t fulfill their religious responsibilities and obligations completely with honesty and truthfulness.
They have perhaps forgotten that one day all of us have to depart from this mortal world and go into the dark and dreary graves. And on the Day of Judgment we have to give account of our beliefs and acts before Almighty Allaah. Perhaps they have also forgotten that it is easy to deceive people by presenting wrong as right, but it is impossible to present wrong as right infront of Almighty Allaah. These people should remember that they will be more accountable then others and will be more liable to go to Hell and suffer Divine torment for teaching wrong beliefs and acts.
They should not forget that the rule is the people showing the way to righteousness will receive rewards equivalent to the combined rewards of those engaged in that righteousness. The same way those who teach wrong things and give wrong training they will get the combined torments and sins of all those people who are following them and doing those wrong acts. Any person who stands in awe of Allaah all the time and remembers his death he saves himself from every sin and evil. Also if unknowingly or due to some other reason he makes a mistake then he should repent immediately. A person who is not scared of Almighty Allaah is dreadful. No doubt only he is wise, who is attached to the fear of Allaah.