Dr. Israr Ahmed’s QTV Statement


Dr. Israr Ahmed’s QTV Statement regarding the hadith about Ali Radiallahu Anhuma:

QTV Statement Audio File

There was a lecture of Dr. Israr Ahmed on QTV Channel on 12th June,08 in which he was giving the Explanation of Surah Nisa Verse 43 : O ye who believe! Approach not prayers with a mind befogged, until ye can understand all that ye say…”

Dr. Israr quoted the reason of revelation of this verse, which one sect of Muslims found offensive to their beliefs.

According to Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tafsir Ibn Jarir and hadiths mentioned in Sunan Abi Dawood and Jama Tirmizi which have been classified as Sahih by Sheikh Nasir Uddin Albani and also mentioned by Mufti Muhammad Shafi : Some companions along with Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) were gathered together and had a few drinks and this was before the prohibition of alcohol. Then time for prayer came and Ali (ra) was asked to lead the prayers in which due to intoxication he made a mistake. Then the above mentioned verse of Surah Nisa was revealed.

SOME FACTS FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE:

Drinking was common before the final order of its Prohibition came:

Before the complete Prohibition of alcohol, the companions of Prophet Muhammad used to drink alcohol and there is nothing to be ashamed about or upset about this fact. Allah’s orders came gradually, first telling the fact that Alcohol has some good in it but it has more harm in it. It was only this second order which forbade the Muslims from being drunk in the state of prayer and the final order came later which completely banned alcoholic drinks. When the final order came, some companions were at that moment drinking but on hearing the order totally threw away their drinks. Then some people started having doubts about the Muslims who were killed before the final prohibition, so Allah revealed the verse that there is no sin on them for what they had in the past before the prohibition order and this has been mentioned in Bukhari

Bukhari : Volume 3, Book 43, Number 644:

Narrated Anas:

I was the butler of the people in the house of Abu Talha, and in those days drinks were prepared from dates. Allah’s Apostle ordered somebody to announce that alcoholic drinks had been prohibited. Abu Talha ordered me to go out and spill the wine. I went out and spilled it, and it flowed in the streets of Medina. Some people said, “Some people were killed and wine was still in their stomachs.” On that the Divine revelation came:- “On those who believe And do good deeds There is no blame For what they ate (in the past).” (Quran 5: 93)

Ali Radiallahu Anhum was a human being and it is human to err

Why is it hard to accept that all Arabs used to drink before Alcohol was prohibited and if Ali (ra) had alcohol so did many other companions and there is no sin on them at all for doing something which was allowed at that time. Also Ali (ra) was a human and it is human to err or make a mistake in recitation of Quran. If it is your belief that he was a super human or an angel who never made any mistakes, then keep your beliefs to your own self. No need to impose your beliefs on others and make others do Explantion of Quran according to your own wishes and desires.

Stop Abusing Dr. Israr Ahmed: It is a sin to abuse and revile other Muslims

After this incident, the disgruntled people started abusing Dr. Israr and writing abuse on the walls of Karachi, making online hate groups against Dr. Israr and insulting him on forums and websites. For those people abusing Dr. Israr and using bad language against him… my response:

Is this what your Imam Ali (ra) taught you, to use abusive and obscene language against others??? You claim to be following the true Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad.. Is it the way of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alayhe Wasallam to use filthy langugae against other humans?

Abdullah b. Amr b. al-As is reported to have said: Verily a person asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) who amongst the Muslims was better. Upon this (the Holy Prophet) remarked: From whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe. Book 001, Number 0064: MUSLIM

Narrated Abu Huraira: that he heard the Prophet saying, “O Allah! If I should ever abuse a believer, please let that be a means of bringing him near to You on the Day of Resurrection.” Bukhari Volume 8, Book 75, Number 372:

Abusing others is an act of Jahalat

Narrated Al-Ma’rur:At Ar-Rabadha I met Abu Dhar who was wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing a similar one. I asked about the reason for it. He replied, “I abused a person by calling his mother with bad names.” The Prophet said to me, ‘O Abu Dhar! Did you abuse him by calling his mother with bad names You still have some characteristics of ignorance. Volume 1, Book 2, Number 29: Bukhari

Sayings of Ali Radiallahu Anhum regarding the tongue and abusing others

“A man is hid under his tongue.”

“Do not speak in a state of ignorance.”

“That knowledge is superficial which is merely on the tongue. That knowledge is real which demonstrates itself in your practice.” Source (Witness Pioneer)

Hazrat Ali said: “I consider it highly undesirable to abuse and revile others….” [Nehjulbalagha, islamic seminary publications, sermon 211]

Allah has forbidden the Muslims to even abuse and revile the non-Muslims (Kafirs and Mushriks)… let alone Muslims! So how can you abuse other Muslims and Companions of Prophet Muhammad and Muslim Scholars??

It seems like your religion is good for nothing but abusing, cursing, reviling and insulting other Muslims, starting from the best of the companions of Prophet Muhammad saw, his honorable wives the mothers of the believers, sunni muslims, wahabis, salafis, Muslim Imams, scholars, preachers you name it! Arent all these people Muslims who have read the Kalima

Narrated Abu Said:

The Prophet said, “Do not abuse my companions for if any one of you spent gold equal to Uhud (in Allah’s Cause) it would not be equal to a Mud or even a half Mud spent by one of them.” Bukhari Volume 5, Book 57, Number 22:

How can you abuse and curse left right and centre when Allah has prohibited the Muslims from even cursing or abusing non muslims, the mushriks, Christians and pagans?!!

Quran (6:108 )
” Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah…”

Update :(After reading my post I am sure you would be dying to curse and abuse me, as well as abusing Dr. Israr more, but please keep your dirty language insults and accusations off my blog)

Dr Israr advises Musharraf to call it a day


LAHORE, Nov 19: Religious scholar and Tanzeem-i-Islami founder Dr Israr Ahmad has called for lifting the emergency, reinstatement of superior court judges and withdrawal of all actions taken in pursuance of the proclamation of emergency and Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) besides resignation of Gen Pervez Musharraf.

Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club here on Monday, Dr Israr urged General Pervez Musharraf to call it a day and resign from both president of Pakistan and chief of army staff slots if he earnestly believed in his own slogan ‘Pakistan first’ after accepting the demands of people from within Pakistan and abroad. Gen Musharraf should not keep his personal interest above the national interests, Dr Israr added.

He also called upon opposition political parties to ensure that their proposed movement for the restoration of democracy remains peaceful and they should themselves hand over to the government saboteurs disrupting their movement.

He said that they should call off their movement for the sake of national security and Pakistan’s survival if they felt it was beyond their control to keep it peaceful.

He quoted the example of calling off a movement launched by the late Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi, when the agitated people had burnt down a police station in an Indian town of Chura Churi in which policemen were also burnt.

He said that Pakistan was facing threats from both eastern and western borders due to internal disturbance started after March 9 when Gen Musharraf had suspended deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. It led to a people’s movement and protest against the military rule identical to the PNA’s movement of 1977.

“If the situation worsens, the NATO forces are waiting on the western front to move into Pakistan and may deprive the country of its nuclear assets while on the eastern border India is ready to stage an action replay of 1971 events and has alerted its armed forces to intervene in to check threats to peace in the region.”

Dr Israr expressed his concern over yet another equally dangerous situation caused by what he described as “polarisation between extreme forces of secularism and the people demanding enforcement of Islamic Shariah in the country”. The situation he said, had taken an alarming proportion in the tribal areas, particularly in the areas north of Malakand and in Swat.

He said that it was not possible to suppress the movement by use of military force. The only way to solve the problem was to take Constitutional, legal and evolutionary measures for the enforcement of Islamic Shariah. For this purpose, he suggested making Article 2-A of the Constitution relating to the Objectives Resolution as overriding article and the parliament should take steps to make laws as recommended by the Council of Islamic Ideology in its voluminous reports lying in shelves of the government departments for the past many years.

Source: www.Dawn.com

Ramadan Programs – By Huma Najam


Istaqbaal-e-Ramadan (Welcoming Ramadan)

Venu: Creek Club Hall, Creek Club, Phase VIII, D.H.A, Karachi, Pakistan

( Near Marina Club, Carlton Hotel, Area 51)

Date: 5th September,07

Time: 4:45 – 7:00

For Ladies only

Ramadan Dora e Quran (Explanation of the whole Qur’an in Ramadan)

Venu: The FTC Auditorium, Shahrah e Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan

Starting 1st Ramadan till 27th Ramadan

Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

For Ladies Only.

Huma Najam has extensively studied Quran under Dr. Israr Ahmed and Dr.Farhat Hashmi. She is an eloquent speaker and her beautiful mannerism and style has swayed the hearts of many people. He urdu is beautiful, refined and sweet and i totally love listening to her.

The first time i heard her was quite a few years ago and i was struck.. she was explaining Surah Kahaf and i fell in love with her as well as the Surah.

Since her programs are only for ladies.. would highly recommend the gents to bring their mothers, wives, sisters and all their female relatives to the lectures.

Her Seeratun Nabi Series.. is available online to download here if you want to hear her out.

Reflections on Lal Masjid Issue…and Dr. Israr Ahmed’s Analysis



Invocation - DuaDua of Musa as

Reflections on Lal Masjid Issue

“Either you are with us , or against us” Many points of views that i have read and heard, most people weighed the whole Lal Masjid issue in the above mentioned statement.

If you are not with the Lal Masjid, then you are with the Government.If you are not with the Government, then you are with the Lal Masjid.But things are not always Black and White…

What The Lal Masjid Wanted To Do Was Noble

My previous posts about the lal masjid generated a lot of debate… all over again. I was criticized for not understanding other views…and that i didn’t gain anything from the previous discussions.

And i still stand by what I said… but some people misunderstood me. If i’m not with the Lal Masjid, then im with the government is probably what they thought. I Just want to correct some misunderstandings…

Firstly I am not against the implementation of Sharia? How can i be? Any good muslim with even a little eman dreams of the times of Hazrat Omar ra when shariat prevailed and there was justice and peace.

Am i against “Amr Bil Maroof Wa Yanhauna Anil Munka” i.e enjoin Good and forbid evil…

No im not, how can i be? it is a command of Allah on us in many places in the Quran. Dont i want brothels and obscene movies and evil stuff to be removed from society? Of course i do! No decent human being likes such stuff.

If you read my first post about this issue here, you will see that i said that their way of forbidding evil was wrong and not based on Sunnah.

Are the Lal Masjid people Muslims? Of Course they are, far better than most of us…i never said anything personal about them or call them Mushrik or Kafir or judge their eman…

Is their intention right? Yes they have a noble intention. Implemention of shariat and removal of evil from the society is what every good Muslim wants. They have the passion and determination to serve Islam, this is indeed noble and I never said that this wish of theirs is wrong…i never said anything against implemention of Shariat.

Then what is the fuss all about?

Where They Went Wrong?

It all boils down to the way they wanted to implement the sharia and the methodology they adapted to enforce it and their mannerism of stopping evil.

This is the thing that i disagreed with. Thats why i say everything is not black and white. Think Grey!

Kidnapping women, policemen, taking over public property and burning down buildings is not the way to stop evil. They wanted to stop evil and enforce shariat, which is good but their methodology of doing it was what i disagreed with.

Dr Israr Ahmed also Says in his Lecture on Issue of Lal Masjid:

“Agar app jain or bazaar mai ja ker video shops ko agg lagana shuru kerdain… Yeh Ghalat Hai…”

People said don’t blindly believe the news and the media. So the next point arises that did they actually commit these crimes or not. If they didn’t, then who did. If they didn’t commit these crimes and some one else did, then obviously my whole argument stands void and there is nothing to argue over!

But if they did do all these things, kidnap women and chinese women as well, take over government property – then just because they are good Muslims and their intention is good and their demands valid, i am not going to support them in something which goes against the teachings of Islam. So I repeat, their intentions were pure, demands were valid but methodology wrong.

The Right Methodology from The Sunnah

I gave my proofs from the Seerah of Rasool Allah.

For thirteen years, while the Prophet saw was in Makkah, he did not take his Sahaba and destroy the 360 idols. What can be a greater evil than idol worship… he should have just gone in and destroyed them? But he didn’t… he waited for 23 years and when he had the power, the authority, the soldiers, the weapons then he marched down to Makkah to re capture it and enforce the Islamic Sharia there.

There was some criticism about this example which i replied to here:

It may surprise you that Dr. Israr Ahmed also gave the same example. He says in his lecture:

“Nabi 12 Baras Makkah mai Rahay or Kabay ka Tawaf Kertay Rahay Jiss mai 360 buth rakhay thayy. App Nai kisee buthh ko tora? Nahi…Nahia nil munkar nahi ki…Yeh Koee bari baat nahi thee…raat ko 10 nojawan ja ker toor saktay thayy…baad mai jo hota daikha jata……”

Translation: Nabi saw stayed for 12 years in Makkah and He continued to do tawaf around the Kabah inside which were placed 360 idols. Did he destroy any idol? No. He did not implement “forbid the evil” . It was not a difficult thing to do. 10 young men could have destroyed the idols in the middle of the night. Whatever the consequences were… would have been tackled later…”

Why did he wait for so many years until he had the power and the authority to fight the tyrants of Makkah?If suppose Prophet Muhammad (saw) along with his few sahaba had destroyed the idols while they were in Makkah in the first 13 years… what would have happend?

We can understand this from the Story of Ibrahim (as) Ibrahim as was the only person in his entire area to believe in Tauheed. When he destroyed the idols and rejected polytheism and stopped people from idol worship… what happend? His own people threw him in the fire.

This is exactly what has happend to Lal Masjid people. What were they expecting? if you challenge the position and authority of the government, they wont send you flowers. They will send their troops for a battle to kill you. Please dont think im siding with the governemnt or agree with their actions. Im just talking about the reality…the consequences of their actions were inevitable…

So in the end Maulana Abdul Aziz was humiliated and arrested. Maulana Ghazi was martyred.

Prophet Ibrahim as was saved from the fire by Allah by a miracle. There was no miracle in store for Maulana Ghazi Shaheed.

So my point is that Prophet Muhammad saw waited to fight the tyrant government. He planned well, establish his authority and equip his army before he made the move to attack.

So it is stupidity to try to tackle a tyrant government without any proper planning, any proper methodology and any proper equipment and any control or authority.

Dr Israr Says…”

Jo Process hai ( to forbid evil) Huzoor (saw) sai, wahan sai laina hai jo kuch laina hai…Yeh jo apnay hath mai taqat lai laina hai baghair kisee hukoomat kai…bohat bari ghalti hai”

Translation:

“The Process ( To forbid evil) has to be taken from Prophet Muhammad saw. Whatever we have to take, we have to take from there (i.e. the seerah) This process of taking authority in your own hands without having any government …is a huge mistake”

He further adds:

“Taqat kai sath mamla kerna mashroot hai taqat o iqtadar o ikhtiar kai sath…jab tuk app Hukumat Mai Nahi Atay, Hukoomat Ko Nahi Badaltay, Uss Waqt Tuk Apnay Hath mai Taqat Lai Kar Tu Yeh Keh Awaam Kai Ander Baddi Ka Intishaar Kernay Keh Liya Maidan Mai Ajana Quwat Kai Sathh Taqat Kai Sathh, Yeh Bohat Barii Ghalati Hai Bohat Bari Ghalati Hai Bohat Bari Ghalati Hai…”

I have translated it as:

” To use force ( in stopping evil by hand) is conditional on authority, power and control. Unless you are in the Government,Unless you change the government, until that time, to take authority into your own hands to stop the citizens from doing evil by jumping into the field with force and power is a HUGE MISTAKE , A HUGE MISTAKE , A HUGE MISTAKE”

The Right Method/Plan for establishing Sharia

Yes i was definitely wrong in one aspect when i said that when people become good, shariat will be established it self. Yes i was wrong in this and i admit openly i was wrong.

Dr Israr Ahmed has in detail given the blueprints of the proper and the correct plan to implement Shariat.

It is based on a number of points. Inshallah i will try to transcribe his points and translate them and put them on the blog.

I can summarize the process that the first step is to do Dawah – Yaqeen Wala Emaan paida kerna. Preach to the people and make them true believers. The second step is to organize the True Believers i.e. those who follow the shariat. You need to properly plan, unite, train and organize these individuals and then the revolution will start…

Since the government is Muslim but not practicing and without emaan and is tyrant, AFTER following all the steps of the revolution… which he explains in his lecture, he states that it will be jaiz and will not be haram to stage a “Musallah Baghawat” .it will be an Armed Rebellion against the governemnt once you have gathered enough strength,enough power, enough man power and when there is certainity that you do have the enough resources to over throw the government.

Audio Lecture By Dr Israr Ahmed on Lal Masjid Issue.

I heard the talk given by Dr. Israr Ahmed on the Lal Masjid issue on the 9th of July and that is where i have quoted from in this article by transcribing some of the parts…

He beautifully and wisely analyzed this entire issue. He has explained the verses of the Quran on forbidding evil and the hadith about stopping evil with your hands…

He stated that Lal Masjid’s intentions and demands were good and correct but their methodology wrong. Only one methodology will work and that is the one which is based on Sunnah and which does not go against the teaching of Quran and Sunnah.

So then how can the shariat be enforced? What are the steps of enforcing Sharia? How to bring about an Islamic Revolution… Listen to the Lecture By Dr. Israr Ahmed here.

I would say it is a MUST LISTEN TO LECTURE to erase our misconceptions, misunderstandings and so that we know the right from wrong and top of it all.. it is high time now that we all know the Right Way of Enforcing Sharia.. the Sunnah Way so we can unite under it. Inshallah.

May Allah Guide Us All.

May Allah forgive the Muslim Brothers and Sisters who died in this tragic episode and grant them a place in Paradise and list them as Shaheed. May Allah help us in removing this tyrant government and establishing His rule. Ameen.

Lal Masjid Operation: Real Audio Lecture By Dr. Israr Ahmed