Monday, July 18, 2011

"We Cannot Point..." - A Quote from Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel saheb Rahmatullahi 'Alayh

'Nowadays we cannot point to anybody and say that “You’ve got nifaq or hypocrisy in your aqeedah”, that “You’re pretending to be a Muslim”, unless of course if there are very clear signs.

Sometimes a person comes and says, “I want to accept Islam”. So we explain to the person what Islam is, and he reads the kalimah, gives the shahada, and thereafter he says, “Now I want to make nikah to that certain Muslim woman”.

So, straight away we come to the conclusion that this person accepted Islam because he wanted to marry a certain Muslim woman. Now, we have no right to conclude like that. We don’t know what is his niyyat, we haven’t sliced his heart and seen*…

So we will see what are his actions after that. After the nikah, then we will see whether he goes to church, he goes to temple, he makes namaz (salah) or what does he do; what are his actions, what are his beliefs; does he still hold on to those cultural and religious practices of his past religion? Those are the things we are going to look at, before declaring whether he is a Muslim or not a Muslim.

But at the time that he is accepting, we are going to believe in him, because we can’t slice his heart.*'

*This means we cannot open his heart and see what his true intentions were. So, we will judge a person on the outside and leave the inside to Allah.  For example, as Hazrat mentions ahead, if a person wears a cross, pray in a church etc, then we will see him as a Christian.


taken from Informal Majlis, Saturday December 4th, 2010 at Musjid Nur, Asherville.
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