Excerpt- DEOBAND TO BAREILLY-Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
(“There is a disease in their hearts.”)
These days, many people have become self-appointed monopolists of faith and Islaam even when their ‘Aqaaid (articles of faith) are not correct at all. Although in the Holy Qur’aan they have read very well that the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) had called out the names of many people who had recited the Kalimah and also offered their Namaaz, and ordered them to be expelled from his masjid (mosque). The Qur’aan and Ahaadees have called such people hypocrites (Munaafiq). Almighty Allaah has specifically said about them,
(Soorah Baqaraah, Aayat 8)
(Those people who say that we believe in the Almighty Allaah and the Doomsday they are not at all Mu’mins).
And He has also explained why this is so, “Fee Quloobihim Maradun” (“There is a disease in their hearts.”)
This referred disease is surely not palpitation or a wrong condition of the heartbeat. The disease is their real ideology, which is belief, it was not right. According to Allaah’s verdict they are not Mu’min (believers) even though they have recited the Kalimah and offer Namaaz. When we say the disease is in their hearts we means that like Ieemaan resides in ones heart similarly the infidelity of infidels and hypocrisy of the hypocrites is also printed in the heart. This explains that belief is the name of a firm believe embedded in our hearts and Allaah’s Aayaat (Verses) clearly indicates that those whose beliefs are not correct no matter how regular and firm they might be in saying their Namaaz and keeping the Saum they can never be Mu‘min.