The Qur'aan Shareef declares:
"Beware of such a calamity (Divine Punishment which will not befall only the transgressors)."
This Qur'aanic aayat as well as many Ahadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) explicitly and emphatically sound the warning of the universal —general (aam)—punishment of Allah Ta'ala, which will overtake and obliterate the entire comminity —the transgressors as well as the pious. The sure sign for the impending universal Athaab of Allah Ta'ala is the abandonment of the Waajib obligation of Amr Bil Ma'roof Nahy anil Munkar (Commanding righteousness and prohibiting evil) by the Ulama and the Mashaaikh.
When Ulama abandon this sacred obligation and mingle freely with the transgressors, they are guilty of betraying the sacred Pledge of Imaan and Ilm. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
"The Ulama are the Heirs of the Ambiya."
Being the Representatives of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), it is the incumbent duty of the Ulama to defend the Sunnah by vigorously sustaining the sacred obligation of Amr Bil Ma'roof. It does not behove Ulama of the Haqq to adopt a policy of acquiesence with the transgressors – with those who flagrantly violate the Shariah.
But today the practice of the Ulama – most Ulama – is to curry favour with the people of the world. They conceal the Haqq. They distort the Haqq. They water down the Haqq. They even deny the Haqq. All this in order to gain the pleasure and the money of the people whose slaves they have become. They have come to believe that their employers – Musjid trustees and Jamaat officials – are their raaziqeen – that their daily bread is linked to the pleasure of the phantoms whom they have appointed as their feeders.
Leave alone the abandonment of Amr Bil Ma'roof, the Ulama of today have not contented themselves with this one, albeit colossal, act of betrayal of Allah Ta'ala. They have degenerated into haraam indulgences. They actively indulge in haraam practices. The worse and most dangerous facet of their evil betrayal is that they perpetrate their haraam indulgences under the guise and banner of the Deen. Imaams in the employ of Musjid and Madrasah committees stoop to the despicable ebb of misusing and abusing the Musjid mimbar at the behest of unqualified trustees to peddle their policies, desires and anti-Islamic ideas.
Thus, we find Ulama ruining the Akhlaaq and contaminating the Imaan of the rank and file of the Ummah. They brazenly present Shar'i basis and arguments to promote haraam so-called "Islamic" schools which are no better than kuffaar schools. In fact, we can say with the firmest conviction that kuffaar secular schools for cogent reasons, are better than these vile, hybrid, so-called `Islamic' schools.
The Ulama, in flagrant violation of Rasulullah's emphasis to abstain from Mushtabaat (Doubtful things) which coalesce ultimately in haraam, condone and actively support the `haraam certificate' syndicates thereby having opened up wide avenues for the consumption of haraam. Today the entire community, barring a few, have become so addicted to the consumption of haraam that they have absolutely no qualms nor the slightest prick of conscience when they buy haraam meat directly from the kuffaar. Ulama support this evil for percuniary gains.
We find Ulama performing the Nikahs of such fussaaq who indulge in evil wedding practices immediately after the nikah in the Musjid. But Ulama will perform the nikah and bless such mal'oon (accursed) weddings with their presence in shaitaani halls. They will even dare to deliver a Deeni lecture in the haraam hall without even fearing or thinking that they qualify for the punishment of the earth splitting and swallowing them in the way in which Qaaroon was swallowed with all his wealth by the earth at the Command of Allah Azza Wa Jal.
The Ulama have ruined and are still diligently ruining the Akhlaaq of the Muslim community with their shaitaani programmes and evil women broadcasters. Their shaitaani radio channels have become organs of Shaitaan-in-Chief. Is there anything more lamentable than so-called muftis and moulanas who sell and betray Allah's Deen on their evil radio channels for monetary gain – for a miserable job to earn a miserable salary? They condone music and jazz groups. They honour homosexuals and make tableegh of sodomy. These lewd agents of Iblees encourage women to broadcast to the public their experiences of childbirth. Shame on these vile ulama-e-soo'. They are ulama-e-soo of the worst order. They have surpassed the Ulama of Bani Israaeel in villainy and betrayal of the Deen and betrayal of the Ummah.
They utilize their haraam radio channels to publicise and prostitute the voices of females – voices which the Qur'aan and Sunnah command to be concealed.Instead of executing their duty of Amr bil Ma'roof, they indulge in stupidity, silliness and plain haraam. They make a mockery, not only of themselves, but of the Deen of Allah Ta'ala.
DISTORTING THE DEEN
Then there are those Ulama who under the very name of Islam, seek to abrogate the Shariah. They present kuffar concepts and ideas in the hues of the Deen to hoodwink the Ummah with their Muslim Personal Law proposals which are nothing but veiled attempts to give Islamic acceptability to the shaitaani theory dubbed, `gender equality' and `women's rights'. Their endeavours in this field are a conspiracy to distort and scuttle the immutable Shariah which stems from the Qur'aan and Sunnah.
THE WORST OF CREATION
Truly, we have entered that era about which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had predicted that it will be a time when the worst of Allah's creatures on the surface of the earth will be the ulama. Fitnah will emanate from them and this same fitnah will rebound on them and hem them in. The terrible state of the ulama of this age is cause for trembling with fear. It signifies the opening of the gateway through which the Athaab of Allah Ta'ala will rush like a roaring flood to destroy us all —the masses, the ulama, the transgressors and the pious. This is the Warning in the aayat mentioned at the beginning of this Naseehat.
Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) narrated that in bygone times there was a city. Among the inhabitants of this city were 20,000 such pious men whose deeds of worship were like the righteous deeds of the Ambiya. Inspite of this, Allah Ta'ala commanded Jibraeel (alayhis salaam) to destroy the city along with all its inhabitants, including the twenty thousand pious men. Since they had abandoned the sacred duty of Amr Bil Ma'roof Nahy anil Munkar, the Athaab of Allah Ta'ala became halaal for them as well. The Ulama in our time should heed this warning. Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'aan Shareef: "Only the intelligent people take lesson."
Taking offense at our castigation and naseehat will not avail the Ulama in any way whatsoever. Men of Ilm should reflect, do some muraaqabah, fear Allah and remedy their diseases before it is too late. They should have mercy on Allah's servants. They can display this mercy by faithfully discharging their obligation of Amr Bil Ma'roof.
The function of Ulama is not to become `halaal' inspectors to wander in the abbatoirs of the kuffaar. The function of Ulama is not to promote kuffaar-type secular schools which ruin the Imaan and Akhlaaq of Muslim children. The sacred function of the Ulama is to defend the Deen—to protect the Shariah – to uproot bid'ah and to fight the waves of immorality, kufr and irtidaad which are engulfing us.