By Mujlisul Ulama
The Bid’atis and Qabar Pujaaris in South Africa are organizing an exhibition to display certain relics which they attribute to Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
These relics, even if we assume are authentic, may not be utilized for merrymaking exhibitions and functions of the type these Grave-Worshippers are planning.
It is necessary to regard the relics with circumspect. Without out rightly denying the authenticity of the relics, it is necessary that Muslims should not embroil themselves with the Qabar Pujaaris who are going to great lengths to stay in the business of fleecing the ignorant moron masses. The ultimate objective of Bid’atis is always the monetary goal.
The huge amount of money – public money – which will be squandered for an exhibition which has absolutely no basis in the Sunnah, renders the organizers Brothers of the Devils. Allah Ta’ala, in the Qur’aan Majeed, brands the wasters as “Ikhwaanush Shayaateen” (Brothers of the Devils).
It should be remembered and well understood, that the Sahaabah and Taabieen had many genuine relics of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). But never did any of those devotees and lovers of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) resort to exhibiting the relics. Numerous genuine relics are in various museums all over the world. These relics were well-guarded by the Khulafa and Sultans. But never did any one of them stoop to the level of the Bid’atis to organize exhibitions.
Many relics are in the museum in Turkey where these items were kept for many centuries. But never was there an exhibition. Only Bid’atis organize exhibitions, for this is one of their stunts for staying in business. All their Bid’ati and Qabar Puja stunts are organized for the boodle. The exhibition planned by the Qabar Pujaaris is akin to idolatry and qabar puja which are practices in which these miscreants excel.
Do not be bamboozled by the names of personages who are Sayyids. The criterion is the Shariah, not personages. Just imagine the funfare and the dust being kicked up to display relics. It demonstrates a disingenuous and desperate attempt to churn considerable smoke to stay in the money-business and to rope in morons into their satanic snares of Bid’ah. Lacking in entirety of Shar’i support and evidence for the multitude of their Bid’ah and Qabar Puja practices, they sniff around for support for their nefarious acts of Bid’ah. Now they have managed to produce the relics issue to support their narrative of bid’ah corruption. Do not be beguiled by this exhibition which has absolutely no Shariah significance.
We are aware of an honest Brother who is in possession of the Mubaarak Hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). In his possession the Blessed Hair has grown over the centuries, and the kind Brother has generously bestowed to a number of other genuine Muslims some of the Mubaarak Hair. But there is no hue and cry, and no publicity about this valuable and significant possession which a number of Muslims in South Africa have. On the contrary it is held a secret so that bid’ah does not gain admission. But these Qabar Pujaaris are perpetually under Shaitaan’s spell and influence. They are Kilaabun Naar (The Dogs of the Fire) about whom Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“He who honours a man of bid’ah, verily, he has aided in the demolition of Islam.”
The wasteful, bid’ah exhibition will be indulging in waste, merrymaking and bid’ah, travelling from city to city and have funfare camel rides, etc. in Jeddah.
These wayward, miscreant bid’atis are making a circus of the holy relics – if indeed these are genuine – with their exhibition of riya and takabbur.
It should be well understood that relics of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah had always existed since the very first era of Islam. The Mubaarak Hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was used by the Sahaabah for shifa’ (curing) of sicknesses. These relics were preserved with respect and love. But never was a circus-type exhibition ever made. What the Qabar Pujaaris are doing, is the introduction of another bid’ah which could be added to the long list of their evil Bid’aat.
Whenever a Deeni issue is to be undertaken, the very first incumbent consideration is to ascertain the action and attitude of the Sahaabah and the Salafus Saaliheen on the contemplated issue. It is then imperative to adopt their tareeqah, and not fabricate and fraud shaitaani and kuffaar stupidities to be passed off as acts of reverence and ibaadat. If the contemplated act is in entirety a new development for which there is no specimen, example or directive in the Qur’aan, Hadith and in the Tareeqah of the Salafus Saaliheen, then we shall be guided by the principles of the Fuqaha. But the Bid’atis look askance at the methods of the kuffaar, the Yahood and Nasaara, and follow suit, emulating them right into the “lizard’s hole” –in the phraseology of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Exhibitions, circuses and merrymaking functions and ‘jalsahs’, be these so-called ‘islaahi’, are all the stupid-fangled innovations of the kuffaar.
At this juncture, we are not questioning the authenticity of the relics. But the Shariah does not permit such futile exhibitions which open the door for bid’ah, fisq and fujoor. It is not permissible to participate in any way whatsoever in the planned bid’ah exhibition. And this is also the Fatwa of Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullah alayh).