Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) commanded:
"Do not allow the fear of people to prevent you from proclaiming the Haqq (the truth of Allah's Deen)."
This command in particular is directed to the Ulama who are supposed to be the Guardians of the Shariah. While there are many Ulama-e-Haqq, most have chosen silence in the face of baatil (falsehood). This silence is misconstrued and it misleads the Muslim masses. When the Ulama take refuge in silence in the face of baatil, ordinary Muslims believe that the baatil is correct. By their silence, the Ulama become unintentional aids for the mission of falsehood.
In these times the Ulama are not called on to make sacrifices of life in the way in which the former Muslims had to offer. In our time the persecution islain confined to verbal criticism and villification. For the sake of Allah's Deen, Imaan and Islam, to be the victim of such villification emanating from the enemies of the Deen and from the people of baatil, is not a great sacrifice.
Haraam, bid'ah, fisq and fujoor are openly displayed and propagated. The moral code of Islam is being eliminated. Aqaaid are distorted. In the hues of the Deen, learned people s22 are leading unwary and ignorant masses along the path of Jahannum. The Ulama-e-Haqq cannot afford to maintain silence in this situation. The Ship of the Ummah is sinking. The s22 Ulama will sink along with the masses if they remain standing in the sidelines as idle observers. Amr Bil Ma'roof Nahy Anil Munkar which is the Waajib obligation of the Ulama has been abandoned.
In view of ths treacherous silence, the ulama-e-soo' are becoming more and more brazen in the propagation of haraam and baatil. The activities and shaitaani `tableegh' of radio shaitaan is a glaring example of the audacity and treachery of the ulama-e-soo'.
If the Ulama-e-Haqq will not abandon their attitude of apathy and speak up for the Pleasure of Allah Ta'ala, the Athaab of Allah Ta'ala will take its course and engulf the Ulama and the Buzroogs as well. Stating this fact, the Qur'aan Majeed says:
"Beware of a calamity (fitnah -Allah's athaab) which will not befall only the transgressors among you."
This calamity will destroy all – the masses and the Ulama – the transgressors and the pious. All will be ruined and eliminated. The Shar'i principle underlying the destruction of all (transgressors and the pious), is that whoever condones with his presence or silence sin and transgression, is regarded to be present in the arena of the evil and a participant.
We should reflect on the calamities which have settled on other sections of the Ummah and take lesson before it is too late for regret and reformation.
Hadhrat Ma'roof Karkhi (rahmatullah alayh) said:
"The sign that Allah Ta'ala has befriended a man is that He involves him in activities which are beneficial for him (in this world and the Hereafter), and He saves him from things which are futile and harmful."
[The Majlisul Haqq]