To think according to principle, to possess true faith and believe and
accept the true Commands of Islam is known as
"Aqeeda". It is also understood as one's intention, concept and path that one
follows. It must also be understood that the basis
of one's action is one's Imaan and that the basis of one's Imaan is one's
Aqeeda. If one's Aqeeda is corrupt, then one's Imaan is
improper and if one's Imaan is not proper, then his Amaal (actions) are useless.
In other words, Aqeeda is the soul, Imaan is
the body and Amal is the garb.
To have good and strong Imaan, one must have the proper Aqeeda. It is for
this reason that we quote a few un-Islamic beliefs
together with the proper Islamic answers, so that we may, after reading about
them, repent from any false and corrupt beliefs
that we may hold and, thereafter, hold firmly to the proper Islamic beliefs. To
hold improper per Aqeeda leads to Kufr,
whereas proper Aqeeda is strength for Imaan.
The un-Islamic beliefs which we have quoted below are quotations from those
individuals who possess such beliefs and by
writing them in this book, we have no intention of Kufr.
FALSE BELIEF 1:
"Allah can speak lies". ("Barahine Qaatia" by Khaleel Ambetwi; "Yakrozi"
by Ismaeel Dehlwi; "Fatawa Rasheedia" by Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi).
PROPER BELIEF 1:
Lies is a defect which is not worthy of the Zaat of Almighty Allah and is
totally Muhaal (Impossible) for Almighty Allah. Allah is free from all shortages
and defects thus making lies Muhaal for Almighty Allah.
FALSE BELIEF 2:
To say that Allah is free from place, space, direction and time, etc. is to be
misled. ("Izaahul Haq" by
PROPER BELIEF 2: Time
and space have been created and will be eventually destroyed. Almighty Allah is
(Always Is and Always Will Be). If one accepts Allah to be in a fixed place and
in a fixed time zone, then one will have to
accept, Ma'az-Allah, that Allah is a creation and can be destroyed, whereas it
is well known that, that which is Haadith
(non-Eternal) and can be destroyed can never be Allah. The Being of Allah is
Eternal and anything that is non-Eternal cannot be
Allah. It is, thus, necessary to accept Almighty Allah to be free from time and
FALSE BELIEF 3:
The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had died and is mixed in the
sand. ("Taqweeyat-ul Imaan"
by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 3:
It has been stated in the Hadith: "Verily, Almighty Allah has made it
Haraam upon the earth to eat
the bodies of the Ambiya". It has also been stated that Ambiya are alive and are
blessed with Sustenance from Almighty
FALSE BELIEF 4:
Every creation, no matter how big or small, is equivalent to a cobbler
before Allah. ("Taqweeyat-ul
Imaan" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 4: The
Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the most beloved Nabi of
Allah. Almighty Allah took Qasm (Oath) even on the city of the Prophet (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam). He is the greatest of
the creations of Almighty Allah. His every word is accepted in the Court of
Allah. He is a perfection in the Attributes of
Almighty Allah and Allah has not created any unique being besides Sayyiduna
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
FALSE BELIEF 5: Ambiya
are not totally free from lies. To say that it is not possible for Ambiya to lie
or to say that they are totally sinless is false. ("Tasfiyatul Aqaa'id" by Qasim
PROPER BELIEF 5:
Ambiya and Malaa'ikah are Masoom (Sinless). It is Muhaal for them to
commit sin. Committing a sin is not a quality of Ambiya. Ambiya are free from
all small and big sins and all defects even before and after their Nubuwat.
FALSE BELIEF 6: The
Ummah sometimes supercede the Ambiya in A'maal (Good deeds). ("Tahzeerun Naas"
PROPER BELIEF 6:
A Kaafir can never be equal to a Muslim. An ordinary Muslim is not equal
to a practising Muslim. A practising Muslim can never be equal to a non-Aalim,
who is not equal to an Aalim. An Aalim is never equal to a Wali, a Wali can
never be equal to a Tabbe Taabi'ee. A Tabbe Taabi'ee can never be equal to a
Taabi'ee. A Taabi'ee can never be equal to a Sahaba. A Sahaba can never be equal
to the Khulafa-e-Arbaa. None from the Khulafa-e-Arbaa can be equal to
Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique. He in turn can never be equal to a Nabi. No Nabi
can be equal in any way to the King of
Prophets, Muhammad Mustapha (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). How then can a Ummah
supercede Nabi Muhammad (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam) in good deeds? Ma'az-Allah!
FALSE BELIEF 7: To think
of an ox and donkey in Salaah is permissible, but to think of the Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) in Salaah is Shirk (Polytheism). ("Seerate Mustaqeem" by Ismaeel
PROPER BELIEF 7: For a
Muslim to perform any Ibaadat accepting that it is a noble action of Rasoolullah
alaihi wasallam) is the true sense of Ibaadat. If one reads Namaaz thinking of
it as the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam), then, without doubt, one will think of the Prophet (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam). This belief creates in the
mind of the performer the thought of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam). Not only is the thought of the Prophet
in Namaaz permissible, it is also the demand of Shari'ah that one must remember
the Holy Prophet (salall laahu alaihi
wasallam) at the time of Tashahud. According to the Fuqaha (Jurists) it is
Waajib to believe that the Prophet (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam) is observing you and that he is aware of your actions.
FALSE BELIEF 8: Any
person who says the Nabi to be Haazir and Naazir is a Kaafir. ("Jawaahirul
PROPER BELIEF 8: Until
and unless we do not accept Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as being
Naazir, the concept of Risaalat will be incomplete. Our Prophet (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam) is Shaahid, Mubashir and
FALSE BELIEF 9:
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is our elder brother and we are his
("Taqweeyatul Imaan" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 9: The
Holy Quran has commanded us that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
regarded as the father of anyone of you. How then can he be regarded as the
elder brother? Then, to call him elder brother is
disrespect and against of Quranic command. We are the Ummati, he is the Nabi. We
are sinners, he is the Masoom most pure.
We are believers, he is the source of Imaan. The difference here is enormous. It
must be understood, that if the husband takes
his wife as his mother, then his Nikah will be nullified. Likewise, if one takes
the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as the
elder brother, then one's Imaan will be nullified.
FALSE BELIEF 10: To
respect the Prophet deeply is Kufr. ("Ad Durrun Nadheed" by Qazi Shaukani)
PROPER BELIEF 10: The
respect and reverence of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not only
waajib, but is an
obligation upon every Muslim. Unless a person does not love the Prophet (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam) more than anyone
and anything in the world, his Imaan will not be perfected. The love of the
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the first
condition of Imaan.
FALSE BELIEF 11: The
grave of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is an idol and to respect it
is Kufr and Shirk.
("Ad Durrun Nadheed" by Qazi Shaukani)
PROPER BELIEF 11:
Madinah is more exalted than Makkah; the Roza-e-Anwar more than the Kaaba; and
Qabr-e-Anwar is even more exalted than Jannat. The Qabr-e-Anwar is a sign from
amongst the signs of Allah and to respect it
is a sign of Imaan and Taqwa.
FALSE BELIEF 12:
Any person who says, "As Salaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasoolallah", is a
Bid'ati and sinner.
("Akhbaar Ahle Hadith Amritsar")
PROPER BELIEF 12:
Bukhari and Muslim narrate on the authority of Hazrat Uthman bin Haneef (radi
Allahu anhu) that a
Sahabi who was blind by birth was once taught a special Du'a by the Holy Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), which he
was to recite after every Salaah. The Du'a is as follows: "O Allah, i ask from
you, and turn towards you through the
Wasila of Your Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), who is indeed a
prophet of mercy. O Muhammad
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! with your Wasila, I turn towarsds Allah for my
need so that it may be bestowed. O
Allah, accept the Prophet's intercession for me".
To say "Ya Nabi" and call to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam),
and to send salutations upon him, is the
Sunnah of Almighty Allah, the Angels, the Prophets and the Sahaaba-e-Kiraam.
Almighty Allah has commanded us to send
salutations upon the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in abundance. To
send Durood at least once in one's life is Fard
and in Namaaz it is Waajib. It is also Waajib to send salutations out of Namaaz,
for the fist time the name of the Prophet is
mentioned. Even if the name is mentioned continuously, then to send salutations
FALSE BELIEF 13:
To ask assistance from the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the
work of Shaitaan and Shirk.
("Kashfush Shubhaat" by Abdul Wahab Najdi; "Taqweeyatul Imaan" by Ismaeel
PROPER BELIEF 13: "Ya
Rasoolallahi Unzur Haalana, Ya Habeeballahi Isma Qaalana, Innani fir Bahri
Mughriqun, Khuz Yaddi Sahhil lanaa Ishkaalana", has been the Wazeefa of the
great predecessors and is accepted as a
means of asking from the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). To seek
assistance from the Prophet (salall laahu alaihi
wasallam) and seek Wasila of Awliya and Saaliheen is permissable.
FALSE BELIEF 14: To use
the Ambiya, Awliya and Malaa'ikah as a means of Wasila (Mediation).
("Tohfa-e-Wahaabiya" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 14: We did
not enter this world without means, and we will not leave this world without
means. With the exception of the verse of the Quran commanding mediation, the
following verses of Sheikh Bouseeri and Sheikh Saadi (radi
Allahu anhuma) are always in the Du'as of Muslims: "Ya Rabbi bil Mustapha Baligh
Maqasidana, Waghfirlana Ma
Madaa Ya Waasi al Karami", and "Ilahi bahaqe bani Fathima, ke Barqaul Imaan
Qunni Khatima, Agar Daawatam
rad Kunni War Qabool, Manno Dast Damaane Aale Rasool".
FALSE BELIEF 15: Anyone
who accepts the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to be an intercessor for
him on the
Day of Qiyamah, is a Mushrik equal to Abu Jahl. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan")
PROPER BELIEF 15: When
the intercession of a Hafizul Quran, according to the Hadith Shareef, and of an
Aalim ba Amal is accepted, then why not that of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam)? On the Day of Qiyamah, the doors of
intercession will be opened by none other than the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam). It is also very rewarding to recite
FALSE BELIEF 16:
"Rahmatul Lil Alameen" (Mercy unto the Worlds) is not a special title of
the Prophet (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam), but the Ummati are also "Rahmatul Lil Alameen". ("Fatawa
PROPER BELIEF 16:
"Rahmatul Lil Alameen" is the unique quality of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi
stated in the Holy Quran.
FALSE BELIEF 17:
To say that if Allah and His Rasool wills, then only will a certain thing
happen, is Shirk.
PROPER BELIEF 17: That
which Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) wants, is what Allah wills.
Almighty Allah will
not will anything without the pleasure of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
FALSE BELIEF 18: Those
persons whose names are "Muhammad" or "Ali" have no control over anything.
PROPER BELIEF 18:
Almighty Allah has blessed the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with the
keys to the treasures
of both the worlds and Hazrat Ali's (radi Allahu anhu) name is the means of
assistance in problems, why then can they not
have any control?
FALSE BELIEF 19:
To keep the names: Rasool Baksh, Nabi Baksh, Abdun Nabi, Abdul Mustapha,
Abdur Rasool, Abdul Ali, Ghulam Nabi, Ghulam Mustapha, Ghulam Nabi, Ghulam
Husain, Ghulam Muhiyyudeen and Ghulam Mu'eenudeen, or to like such names, is
Shirk. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan")
PROPER BELIEF 19: All
these names are allowed and are very exalted and blessed names.
FALSE BELIEF 20: The
knowledge of the Prophet is like children and animals. The knowledge of Shaitaan
is more than the Prophet. To say that the Prophet possessed 'Ilm-e-Ghayb or
Knowledge of the Unseen, is Shirk. ("Hifzul Imaan" by Ashraf Ali Thanwi;
"Barahine Qaatia"; "Fatawa Rasheedia")
PROPER BELIEF 20: The
meaning of the word "Nabi" alone is "one who knows and shows the Unseen". What
does the knowledge of an ordinary person hold in front of that of the Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)? It is even less
than a drop in front of an ocean or a grain of dust compared to all the sand in
the world. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) has been blessed with all the knowledge by Almighty Allah.
FALSE BELIEF 21: If
Allah wills, then he may create a million Muhammads. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan") A
Prophet can even
come after Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). ("Tahzeerun Naas")
PROPER BELIEF 21:
The doors of Prophethood have been sealed. Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) is the Seal
of Prophethood. The Prophet also said that no Prophet shall come after him. Any
person who claims Nabuwat after the
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a Liar, Dajjal Kazaab and a Shaitaan.
FALSE BELIEF 22: To
commemorate the Meelad is like commemorating the function of the Hindu deity.
("Baharine Qaatia" by Khaleel Ambethwi)
PROPER BELIEF 22:
Meelad is a means of gaining blessings and closeness to Almighty Allah.
It is the practice of all the
great predecessors. Many sources of Shari'ah are available to prove it's
FALSE BELIEF 23:
The illusion of illusionists are greater than the Miracle of Prophets.
PROPER BELIEF 23:
The Miracles of Prophets are to show proof of their Prophethood and it is
that which is from Allah, whereas the illusions of illusionists are from
FALSE BELIEF 24:
Anyone who says the Sahaba to be Kaafirs is not out of the Sunnah Jamaat.
PROPER BELIEF 24: By one
calling an ordinary Muslim a Kaafir, he himself becomes a Kaafir. How then can
those who call the Sahaba Kaafirs not be Kaafirs?
FALSE BELIEF 25: To call
oneself "Qaaderi", "Chishti", "Naqshabandi", etc. is Bid'at and words of Kufr.
PROPER BELIEF 25: To
call oneself by these titles are totally allowed and is a means of recognition
of ones spiritual order. Examples of these are: Siddiqi, Alawi, Uthmaani,
Farooqi, Hanafi Shafa'i, etc.
FALSE BELIEF 26:
To put lights, carpets, to give water and food, or arrange Wudhu water at
the Mazaar of Awliyah Allah are Shirk.
PROPER BELIEF 26: If
carry out all the above mentioned practices at other places are permissible,
then it should be a
means of blessing to do so at the Darbaar of Wali where there are a gathering of
FALSE BELIEF 27: To eat
and drink the Tabarukaat (Niyaz) of the Saints causes the heart to die
PROPER BELIEF 27: Eating
the Niyaz of the Awliya brightens the heart and one's life and is a means of
FALSE BELIEF 28:
To call the Prophet "Shafi'ul Muznibeen", to recite Khatam, to imagine
the blessed face and the Tomb of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), to
think that he has authority - all these qualities, even with the granting of
Allah Ta'ala - is all Shirk, so much like the Shirk of Abu Jahl.
(Kitaabut-Tauheed by Ibne Abdul Wahab Najdi)
PROPER BELIEF 28:
According to authentic sources of Islamic Shari'ah, to belief that Rasoolullah (sallal
wasallam) is interceder, mercy, authority, helpful, and to imagine his blessed
face and Tomb with respect, is regarded as a
great and rewarding action. To recite Khatam Shareef is also permissable and
rewarding as well. A person who denies this, his
belief is like Abu Jahl.
To believe all these above mentioned false "Islamic" beliefs makes a
person a hypocrite, Shia, Rafazi, Khaarijite,
Qadiani, Ghair-Muqallid (Ahle Hadith), Tabligi, Deobandi, Maudoodi, Tahiri, Ahle
Quran (People of Quran), etc. which are
totally out of Islam. Any person who falsely claims to be the true Mahdi is
misguided and a Faasiq. Any person who says that
Allah can lie, that the Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge are
like those of animals, that the Prophet
Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not the Final Messenger, that the
swearing of the Sahaba does not make one a
criminal, that the Prophet's knowledge is less than Shaitaan, etc. IS A KAAFIR
(totally out of the folds of Islam). We should
not perform Salaah or associate with such persons as their companionship is
detrimental to our Imaan.