QUESTIONS FOR MUSLIM SCHOLARS

1. What is the definition, attributes and characteristics of a Muslim and a Momin mentioned in the Holy Qur`ān and do they perfectly apply on present day Muslims?

2. What is the definition, attributes and characteristics of non-believers mentioned in the Holy Qur`ān? Do you believe that none of these are found in the present-day Muslims?

3. According to the Holy Qur`ān there is only ONE right path leading to God and according to a Hadīth only ONE sect out of 73 sects of Muslims is on right path. While every Muslim sect claims to be on right path, how can we recognize that ONE sect on the right path?

4. Sectarianism has been declared in the Holy Qur`ān like associating someone with Allāh [30:31, 32]; a punishment from God [6:65; 15:89-91] and the Holy Prophetsa has no concern with those who divide their religion into sects [6:159]. Why then Muslims are divided into many sects, happy with whatever they have with them [23:53; 30:32], and not doing anything to get united?

5. How, according to the Holy Qur`ān, we can get united again and rejuvenate our faith? What standard and the ultimate solution has been mentioned in the Holy Qur`ān for the unity and reformation of the Muslims and the revival of Islam?

6. According to the Holy Qur`ān, only a Prophet can recite the Signs, teach the Book and the Wisdom, and purify a people. Thus, Hadhrat Ibrahimas prayed for a Prophet to do these tasks [2:129]. Accepting this prayer Allāh raised the Holy Prophetsa to perform these tasks [2:151; 3:164; and 62:2]. Does any verse of the Holy Qur`ān or any Hadith says that at the time of moral, social and religious degeneration of society, as we are facing today, when these tasks are needed to be performed, Muslim scholars shall perform these tasks instead of a Prophet?

7. Has it ever happened in the past that instead of prophets, the above tasks were performed by the scholars? Have not the scholars caused schism and disputes amongst the Muslims?

8. In the past centuries, Muslim Saints and divine reformers (مجدّدین، صوفیاء، اولیاء اللہ) revived the true Islamic faith, belief and righteous deeds among the Muslims by calling them back to Allāh and His Prophetsa. But today we are struggling to establish a Muslim empire. Is this the goal the Holy Qur`ān requires us to achieve?

9. The Holy Qur`ān requires us to join the truthful (9:119); hold fast the rope of Allah (3:104); and bow down with those who bow (2:44). The Holy Prophetsa ordains us to stick to Jama`at and Imam and remain away from all the sects (Bukhari Kitabul Fitn); declares dying before recognizing the Imam of the age and without allegiance of an Imam as death of ignorance (Musnad Ahmad, Tirmidhi Abwabul Amthal). Where is that Jama`at and that Imam today with whom we should stick? Where is that Imam whose allegiance we should take?

10. The Holy Qur`ān says that divine punishments are not inflicted unless a Prophet is sent [17:15; 20:134; 26:208; 28:47, 59]. Many Muslim religious scholars and intellectuals say that the calamities, trials and tribulations Muslims are facing today are the divine punishment. If it is true, then where is the Prophet? Why has Allāh not sent a Prophet now to warn us before hand?

2 replies

  1. Thank you, Ansar sb. for this very comprehensive questions. Both the postings – to the non-Muslims and to the Muslims.

    I just hope and pray that they will lead all of these people to the right path – Ahmadiyyat, Insha’Allah.

  2. Thought provokative questions indeed.If someone is living a lie,is not capable to answer these questions.

    THE WORLD IS A DANGEROUS PLACE, NOT BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO DO EVIL,
    BUT BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO LOOK ON AND DO NOTHING!

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