My Ulama is better than yours
(Date written : 04 May 2015)
(Last update : 05 May 2015)
1) This is the BIGGEST Problem in Islamic World right now. The SECTS or PARTIES or GROUPS in Islam. They BELIEF that only their FACTION is better than others.
2) Started with the TOUNGE FIGHTS then Keyboard Warrior in Cyber and Social Media up to killing Muslim from other Sects proclaiming their Sects are the True Muslim and others are not.
3) Names of the Sects in ISLAM :
-Sunni or Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah
-and many many more all over the world.
- and the Subsets of each Sect Or Group.
ONE thing REALLY need to be pointed is, NONE of all the above SECTS or any other SECTS not mentioned above, EXIST during Prophet and Messenger Muhammad (PBUH).
There is NO DIVISION of Islam as Religion at that time, all followers of the Prophet are Called MUSLIM. And THE BELIEVERS are called MUKMIN. We must be a MUSLIM first before becoming MUKMIN.
There are NO SECTS at that time.
4) Think of it this way. To the people that want to embrace Islam - which one would they think is the Truer Muslim than other Sects ?
They cannot answer. It is a No, they cannot tell.
5) If we are Muslim, is joining a Sect or a Party permissible ?
Ar-Room : 31
مُنِيبِينَ إِلَيْهِ وَاتَّقُوهُ وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَلَا تَكُونُوا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
● [Adhere to it], turning in repentance to Him, and fear Him and establish prayer and do not be of those who ASSOCIATE PARTNERS with Allah (MUSYRIKIN) ●
Ar-Room : 32
مِنَ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا ۖ كُلُّ حِزْبٍۭ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ
● of those who have DIVIDED THEIR RELIGION AND BECOME SECTS, every faction rejoicing in what it has. ●
It is SO CLEAR that whosoever divide their religion and become SECTS, they are MUSYRIKIN = The people who Associate Partners with Allah.
Why Allah says that anyone joining ANY SECT is A Musyrikin ?
It is BECAUSE for Every Sect there is A Leader or The Founder.
The people who follow any Sect must have put HIGH above Others, their Leader of Sect which is NOT the ORIGINAL teaching of Prophet and Messenger based on Al-Quran and Al-Hikmah.
They dont OBEY Allah and His Messenger, and DONT FOLLOW WHAT HAS BEEN REVEALED TO THEM (Al-Quran), but follow the interpretation of their Scholars according to their Sects.
6) Being a Muslim, we are ORDERED not to DISPUTE :
Al-Anfaal : 46
وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ وَلَا تَنٰزَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ ۖ وَاصْبِرُوٓا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصّٰبِرِينَ
● And OBEY (AT°I'U) Allah and His Messenger, and do not DISPUTE and [thus] lose COURAGE and [then] your STRENGTH would depart; and be PATIENT. Indeed, Allah is with the patient. ●
Watch the keywords - DISPUTE will reduces COURAGE and STRENGTH.
This is exactly what happen to the Muslim Community nowadays. We are SO WEAK due to MANY DISPUTES among FOLLOWERS of Different Sects.
7) What is the ROOT Cause of these FACTIONS ?
Aal-i-Imraan : 19
إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلٰمُ ۗ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتٰبَ إِلَّا مِنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًۢا بَيْنَهُمْ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِـَٔايٰتِ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ
● Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except AFTER KNOWLEDGE ('ILMU) had come to them - out of JEALOUS ANIMOSITY (BAGHYAN) between themselves. And whoever disbelieves in the verses of Allah, then indeed, Allah is swift in [taking] account. ●
Al-Baqara : 213
كَانَ النَّاسُ أُمَّةً وٰحِدَةً فَبَعَثَ اللَّهُ النَّبِيِّۦنَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنذِرِينَ وَأَنزَلَ مَعَهُمُ الْكِتٰبَ بِالْحَقِّ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ فِيمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ ۚ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ فِيهِ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ أُوتُوهُ مِنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنٰتُ بَغْيًۢا بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ فَهَدَى اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا لِمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِهِۦ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَهْدِى مَن يَشَآءُ إِلٰى صِرٰطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
● Mankind was [of] one religion [before their deviation]; then Allah sent the prophets as bringers of good tidings and warners and sent down with them the Scripture in truth to judge between the people concerning that in which they differed. And none differed over the Scripture except those who were given it - AFTER THE CLEAR PROOFS (BAYYINAT) CAME TO THEM - out of JEALOUS ANIMOSITY (BAGHYAN) among themselves. And Allah guided those who believed to the truth concerning that over which they had differed, by His permission. And Allah guides whom He wills to a straight path. ●
The Root Cause of the Factions is JEALOUS.
And SADLY; after they have CLEAR UNDERSTANDING and KNOWLEDGE, and NOT BEFORE. Allah mentions Very Clearly.
It means the Founder of the Sect or Party knows and Understand the Words of Revelation or Al-Kitab or Al-Quran. Out of Jealousy, they twisted or Alter the TRUTH in order to make people to FOLLOW THEM. They will Create Stories which does not come from Al-Quran :
Aal-i-Imraan : 78
وَإِنَّ مِنْهُمْ لَفَرِيقًا يَلْوُۥنَ أَلْسِنَتَهُم بِالْكِتٰبِ لِتَحْسَبُوهُ مِنَ الْكِتٰبِ وَمَا هُوَ مِنَ الْكِتٰبِ وَيَقُولُونَ هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ اللَّهِ وَمَا هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ اللَّهِ وَيَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ
● And indeed, there is among them a PARTY / GROUP / SECT who alter the Scripture (AL-KITAB) with their tongues so you may think it is from the Scripture (AL-KITAB), but it is not from the Scripture. And they say, "This is from Allah," but it is not from Allah. And they speak UNTRUTH about Allah while THEY KNOW. ●
The above verse is EXACTLY what happened to Muslim Community now.
The so called Founders of each Sect HAVE DEFINITELY alter the ORIGINAL MEANING of the Al-Quran or Al-Kitab. Then this Doctrin was passed over from generation to generation and the so called Next-next Generation of Ulama from this Group will only FOLLOW the teaching of the Founder And The Previous-previous Generation of Ulama.
Until they, the so called Ulama coming from this SECT will say :
Al-Baqara : 170
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ اتَّبِعُوا مَآ أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ قَالُوا بَلْ نَتَّبِعُ مَآ أَلْفَيْنَا عَلَيْهِ ءَابَآءَنَآ ۗ أَوَلَوْ كَانَ ءَابَآؤُهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ شَيْـًٔا وَلَا يَهْتَدُونَ
● And when it is said to them, "FOLLOW (ITTABI'U) WHAT Allah has REVEALED," they say, "Rather, we will follow that which we found our 'FOREFATHERS' (ABA`) doing." Even though their forefathers understood nothing, nor were they guided? ●
ABA` or FOREFATHERS in this verse and many more similar like this, IS DEFINITELY NOT their OWN FATHER only - BUT IT MEANS what their ULAMA from their SECT taught - and they just are THE FOLLOWERS without Reason.
These are types of ULAMA we have today.
They are just FOLLOWERS of their Previous so-called Prominent Ulama from their Sects and they DONT FOLLOW The Revelation.
That's why we see from time to time it is getting more DIFFICULT to get an ULAMA to teach TAFSIR AL-QURAN or REAL MEANING of Al-Quran.
But, we have SO MANY of the so-called ULAMA who teach from KITAB or Books written by their previous generation of Prominent Ulama from their Sect.
Meaning - they dont follow WHAT has been Revealed; exactly as Allah mentions in the verse of Al-Quran above.
8) JEALOUSY is very REAL among Friends, even with the SAME Believe.
The God ask us to SEEK for HIS REFUGE for this :
Al-Falaq : 1
قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ
● Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak ●
Al-Falaq : 5
وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
● And from the EVIL of an ENVIER when he ENVIES." ●
ENVY or JEALOUSY is THE ROOT CAUSE of DIVISION in Religion. It leads to the act of Associating Partner with Allah (Musyrik).
9) What will happen to the People who FOLLOW any SECTS and causes the RELIGION or ISLAM to be DIVIDED ?
Al-An'aam : 159
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِى شَىْءٍ ۚ إِنَّمَآ أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ
● Indeed, those who have DIVIDED THEIR RELIGION AND BECOME SECTS - you, are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah; then He will inform them about what they used to do. ●
10) What should we do ?
Remove from being associated with any SECTS.
OPEN our MIND = ask Allah for that = RABBI-SYROHLI S°ODRI = My Lord, open our mind.
Read Al-Quran and MAKE REAL EFFORT to UNDERSTAND the Words of Allah - each word in all the verses. ASK the ULAMA who fears Allah - and Strive so that WE ALSO BECOME ULAMA and FEARS ALLAH.
We have only ONE QURAN.
Al-A'raaf : 3
اتَّبِعُوا مَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُم مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا مِن دُونِهِۦٓ أَوْلِيَآءَ ۗ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ
● FOLLOW (ITTABI'U), [O mankind], WHAT HAS BEEN REVEALED (UNZILA) TO YOU from your Lord and do not follow other than Him any allies. Little do you remember. ●
so we should have the same TRUTH, by FOLLOWING THE QURAN = What has been Revealed to us = Al-Quran = A Revelation.
Again, the words are OBEY ALLAH and MESSENGER by FOLLOWING The Quran.
Remove Jealousy among us. We all will die, no need to be Jealous.