I ask you, it is less than ambition and passions!

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Wednesday, January 29 2014
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Appeal to moderation in religion questions.

How great and wonderful position of Muslims is! How pleasant to look at their brotherhood, sincere mutual respect for the sake of Allah! They sincerely rejoice for progress and achievements of the brother. Their love to the brother is so surprising as they put brother’s needs above all needs, or at least can share with him the favourite thing!

And how pleasant to look at their condescension even when the brother doesn't share opinion of the brother on any question of divinity (fiqh).

They gather in one mosque, hospitably welcome each other, rank, asking Supreme about forgiveness and favor, for themselves and for the brothers who stands shoulder to shoulder. And pleasant surprising is that one of them with a long beard, and another — without, one holds hands on a breast, and another below, one make dhikr right after fard, and others later. But, despite all these distinctions, they don't lose fraternal affection and, at all won't dare to reproach or abuse each other, to offend or call the brothers, to sneer at their affairs and provisions. As they well know that Supreme Allah allocated the slaves with different abilities and granted everyone certain levels of knowledge.

However, is it real situation of Muslims between each other? Unfortunately, it is not so. Our hearts aren't absolutely full of sincere love and mutual respect. The community of Muslims is separated. Everyone has his own interests, and during the achievement we can remove interests of others without any remorse. Why? What did we lose or that we misunderstand?

The problem is very heavy, deep, its reasons are covered in our hearts. But I will begin with something more superficial.

Many don't make difference between fundamental questions and minor, i.e. the questions "usul" and "furu". For example, the celebration of "mawlid" and many other questions, where we very passionately fight against all who doesn't agree with us, though such questions are not from the first category. And in the questions "furu" disagreement is permitted, and in all faqihes (theologians) agree therefore theologians from "salaf" behaved adequately and didn't discredit each other, even when their opinions are obviously dispersed. Because they were close to moral of the Prophet, the world to him, to his associates and their hearts were cleaner from bias, passions and from any negative properties.

Now presently I see some scientists and Allah when their passions are heated will pardon them, they undertake to accuse others of insincerity, of hypocrisy, and even of Cufra! Yes, probably that was mistaken, and it is peculiar to everyone without exception, but he nevertheless will receive an award from Allah if he even was mistaken. And we, accusing him, are ready to punish, at that time when the Lord awards. Let's leave the ambitions and passions in religion questions. Praise to Allah Who didn't confer powers to judge people, won't be found out yet that was hidden in their hearts!

"Don't sneer at yourself"

"Oh, believers! No one should sneer at others, maybe, that one (at whom it laugh) is better, … — can be, those (at whom they laugh) better them. Don't discredit each other and don't exchange humiliating nicknames. It is nasty to be called as evildoer after you began believing. And those who won't repent, will be unrighteous man". (St. Koran, 49:11).

"In previous ayats it was told about rules of settling of disputes, … and here it is a question, first of all, of avoiding the reasons of emergence of public discord. The slander and sneers, and also mistrust and excessive curiosity conduct to hostility and troubles. The Islamic law guarantees to each person advantage and grants to nobody the right to restrain it" (Maududi).

"Mutual sneers are not jokes when behind them stand arrogance, egoism and rage" (Yusuf Ali). And we quite often see at believers as the arrogance filters in their speeches, egoism and rage when they express derisive judgment about others. And it is unpleasant even if it is right in the words".

"The sneer is a not only derisive speech, but also an imitation, hints and so on. In such behavior the feeling of own superiority and contempt for another" is always shown (Maududi). "Defamation is a nasty business, it causes the suspicion, which justice we can't estimate. The word "lamaza" designates caustic remarks or sarcasm" (Yusuf Ali).

"Such behavior harms the relation between people, it is forbidden. In ayat it’s told not only: "don't sneer at others", but also: "don't sneer at yourself" because sneering at others actually derides itself. The person won't be with contempt treats another, isn't captured yet by evil feelings" (Maududi).

A bit about the concept of innovation, "bid'ah "

I won't give a complete description of this concept (and you can find detailed analysis in the corresponding books, for example, in comments Moustapha of al Bug to forty Hadith the imam An-Navavi), but I want to point on some parties which are beyond this concept. Because of insufficient understanding or when our ambitions and vanity are touched, we start pouring over each other curses and insults.

We will follow an example – a question of celebration the Mawlid. So, arguments of opponents of celebration the Mawlid are the following: the first — the statement, that this business and the instruction for this, wasn't during the Prophet time, the peace for him and his associates. But it is asked, any business that didn’t exist that time, is forbidden? And it’s answered: "if it belongs to obeisance, yes, that is the person has no right to invent what wasn't and to enter it". If to approach to various affairs of piety quite so, it becomes very difficult for person to live, practising religion, and Supreme doesn't want it. And we have to forbid, for example, to the person if he wants to give every month a donation on behalf of the late parents, gives an entertainment, bringing together people at home, invites the person with knowledge that that led them useful discussion. Yes, I understand, it is dispute can infinitely proceed, but I know one — we are ruined by literalism, excessive scrupulousness.

Let’s recall dialogue between Abu Bakr and Oumar and Allah will be happy with them, when Oumar suggested Abu Bakr to collect the Koran and to make one I kiss the book, Abu Bakr told: "how I can do something, that  Allah's Envoy didn't do, the peace to him? ! ". But Oumar's vision and Allah will be happy with him, was necessary and correct.

The second is the Hadith of the Prophet, the peace to him: "Who will bring in our business something new, which has no connection to it, it will be rejected". Now I’m asking why we cannot leave in peace those who celebrats Mawlid, and doesn't say that it is Sunnah, but it is a good tradition of some Muslims or "good bid'ah ". "Nijm bid'ah " — said Oumar, when it founded to make a Mohammedan prayer the tarawih in common though to it none of associates (even Abu Bakr) didn't dare to put it into religion and to pass such decision at the state level. Oumar's vision and Allah will be happy with him, was exclusive, unusual from what the opinion of other associates, even sometimes opinion of the Prophet, the peace to him, quite often dispersed.

On the other hand, it is difficult for me to imagine that Supreme will punish those people who because of love to his favourite, spent this day unusually, festively, remembering the Envoy Allah, the peace to him, his biography, and I spoke to another: "About people, read blessing to the Prophet, you thank Allah that He sent him to people and you hurry to do good this day that people knew how we celebrate this blessed day".

Unless it isn't similar if the Prophet in reply to Medina Jews enjoined to observe to Muslims a post in day of Ashura, celebrating this day. In Hadith from the imam Muslim it is said that Haybar's inhabitants fasted this day, considered it as a holiday and dressed on the women of ornament. And when the Prophet, the peace to him, asked: "What is it?". They answered that this day Supreme Saviour to Bang Israil from the Pharaoh, and Musa, the peace to him, fasted this day as a token of gratitude. And then the Prophet, the peace to him, told: "I am more worthy Musa, than you". And who is worthy to celebrate birthday of the Prophet, except Muslims? And how there will be in it no benefit if different good deeds are made thus? !

You don't know, to cry or to laugh, looking at Muslims who is very passionately and jealously discuss among themselves a question of stir by a finger in a Mohammedan prayer in time "tashahhud" how widely to put the feet during "kiyama" where to keep hands on a breast or under a navel, discuss a beard question, etc.

One comes to another, who kept the hands under a navel, and between his feet there was a distance only in four fingers, and says: "Why are you standing like that, it’s haraam! ". Looking at all of this, there is an impression that the one who holds a hand or a foot not as has to be, he is doomed, he stray and won't be rescued, and Allah won't forgive him.

How far we are from a religion essence, the essence of a devotion and fear of God?! And after all, the Prophet, knowing our excessive severity and bias, said, reminding us of an essence of the fear of God: "… refuse mutual hatred, don't turn a back to each other, be brothers, oh, Allah's slaves! And the brother shouldn't oppress the brother, doesn't treat him with contempt and not to leave it unaided …" And the Prophet started pointing to the heart three times, again and again, speaking: "At-takua haa-hunaa (and the fear of God (is hidden) here)". Then told: "It will be enough of harm for the person (which he does to himself) if he despises the brother in Islam!"

If now Allah's Envoy, the peace to him, sees our situation and the attitude, for certain he would repeat the words: "Be afraid of excessiveness in belief questions! Really, (many) who was before you, were lost because of it". (Hadith from Ibn Abbas. the imam Ahmad, Ibn Madzha, An-Nasai transferred. Sakhikh).

Essence of a prophecy of Mohammad, the peace to him.

The essence of a prophecy of Mohammad, the peace to him, is very simple —to teach Allah's slaves high moral and frankness. "I am sent to mankind to perfect the noble traits of character". And therefore we, coming to Allah's house, won't begin yet seek to study this, we will be far from the doctrine of the Envoy Allah, the peace to him.

Let reproaches everyone itself if he pays attention to skillful reading the Koran and to seek to learn in accuracy from science of the fikh how to hold hands or how to move with fingers, but thus if to ask it: "Tell me, how it’s possible to get rid of envy, or how it is possible that my soul didn't suffer when I put above myself the brother and his interests? Or, how it is possible that my soul didn't suffer when my brother respects more and loves more, than me? How not to suffer when Allah tests me, having granted me poverty when my wealth left me, prosperity and I lost the respect past among people?"

For all of this there is an answer, manuals of the Envoy Allah, the peace to him, whether but many of us know them, whether also much managed to relieve heart of such illnesses? And after all Allah frightens us: "Be afraid of that day when all hidden by you will be revealed, and Allah will collect for everything that concealed and fed your hearts!"


All the Mankind in general, including us, believers, who lives together, are doomed to be in disagreement ("Really you stay in disagreement. But Allah will judge you in Day of Court" St. The Koran), but nevertheless the Lord demands from us that we learned to live in the peace and harmony. And it is achievable only for people of high culture and good customs. It was told: "Noble husband are in harmony, if they even disagree. And small people can't be in harmony if they even agree".

The Supreme doesn't demand from us that we had identical vision, it is impossible anyway. But it’s possible to learn to respect each other, to show good conduct and to build in common society of noble people. And it is demanded by Allah: "All of you hold on the energetic enthusiasm to Allah together (despite your different outlook) and be not divided (on different groups)", (St. Koran. 3:103 . )

Oh, Allah! Give us good conducts to love each other, and wisdom to be not divided!

Ravshan-hazrat Tursunkhodzhayev