Religion is the guidance which was first inspired
by the Almighty in human nature and after that it was given by Him with all
essential details to mankind through His prophets. Muhammad (sws) is the last of
these prophets. Consequently, it is now he alone who in this world is the sole
source of religion. It is only through him that man can receive divine guidance
and it is only he who, through his words, deeds or tacit approvals, has the
authority to regard something as part of Islam until the Day of Judgement.
We call upon all people of this world to profess
faith in this religion and to purify their individual and collective lives in
accordance with it. The reward of those who accept this call to profess faith
and to purify themselves is Paradise which is as extensive as this universe. It
is a place where there is no concept of death with life, pain with pleasure,
sorrow with happiness, anxiety with satisfaction, hardship with ease and bane
with boon. Its comfort is everlasting, its bliss is endless, its days and nights
are abiding; its peace unending, its pleasure eternal, its majesty enduring and
its perfection impeccable. God Almighty has provided for His servants that in it
which has never been seen by the eyes, never been heard by the ears and never
been imagined by the hearts.
We invite those who believe in this religion in
these times that in order to acquire this Paradise they should bring their deeds
in accordance with their faith, fulfill the rights of God and His servants with
full honesty and sincerity and not commit any excess against the life, wealth
and honour of any one.
We invite them that in their surroundings and in
their circle of influence they should urge people to do good and to refrain from
evil. This is an obligation imposed on them by their Lord. It should be
discharged by a father towards his son and a son towards his father, a husband
towards his wife and a wife towards her husband, a brother towards his sister
and a sister towards her brother, a friend towards his friend and a neighbour
towards his neighbour – in short, a person should discharge it towards every
person who has an immediate relation with him. Consequently, wherever they see
someone known to them adopting an attitude which is contrary to the truth, they
– according to their knowledge, capacity and ability – should try to urge him to
mend his ways.
If emotions, vested-interests and biases try to
divert them from justice in some worldly or religious matter, they should adhere
to justice; in fact, if their witness is required in these matters, they should
do so even if it puts their life in danger. They should speak the truth and
submit to it; they should adhere to justice and bear witness to it, and hold
fast to it in their beliefs and deeds.
If they face religious persecution, then instead
of retaliating violence with violence, they should show patience,
and if possible they should leave the place where they face such persecution and
migrate to a place where they can openly practice their religion.
In current times, the leading scholars of the Fara#hi#
school with the help and blessing of God have been able to cleanse Islam – the
true religion from every juristic and scholastic intrusion and from every
adulteration of philosophy and tas@awwuf, and have presented it in its pristine
form purely on the basis of the Qur’a#n and the Sunnah. The communication and
dissemination of this religion, education and instruction of people on its basis
and the reconstruction of Muslim religious thought in its light is a great jiha#d.
We invite all Muslims to help us in this jiha#d by offering their support, time
and resources for it. This is the nus@rah (help and support) of the true
religion from God from which nothing should be dearer to a true believer:
أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا كُونوا أَنصَارَ اللهِ كَمَا قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ
مَرْيَمَ لِلْحَوَارِيِّينَ مَنْ أَنصَارِي إِلَى اللهِ قَالَ الْحَوَارِيُّونَ
نَحْنُ أَنصَارُ اللهِ (61: 14)
Believers! Be God’s helpers. The way when Jesus
son of Mary called upon the disciples: “Who will be my helper in the cause of
God?” The disciples replied: “We are God’s helpers.” (61:14)
by Dr Shehzad Saleem)
The Qur’a#n, 87:14-17.
The Qur’a#n, 4:135; 5:8.
The Qur’a#n, 41:33-35.