Sheikh-DOM

When business is bad, and believe me it’s tough out there, then here is an excellent business opportunity for you. It’s called Peeri-Muridee, and here is an 8-step easy guide to fabulous riches:

You need to be a male in your 40’s, with a huge beard, preferably white or flaming red, with a huge exotic-coloured turban on your head;
You cannot trade in your own country because you will be easily identified. For maximum profits, you must be prepared to travel worldwide, never staying for more than a week at any destination;
You need the gift of the gab. Take a course in psychology or voice modulation as this will be your best asset. You also need some credibility, so you will maybe have a fake certificate from a Madasah, and a pair of fake sandals of your own Shaikh that you never seen in your dreams too;
You have to become a “Sayyid,” or forge a birth certificate saying that you are a Naqshbandi, or a Qadri, and that your grandfather was the water-carrier of A’la Hazrat;
You need to “look” pious and be prepared to wake up for tahajjud daily. However, you may sleep the entire day and even skip the Zuhr and ‘Asr prayers. You also need to have a huge sandal-wood tasbeeh in your hand and visit the dentist for a teeth-whitening treatment. Paan or cigarette stains are a put-off;
In order to attract customers, you either need a ghost-busting Jinn to help you, a beautiful voice to enchant others, a bit of scribbling experience to write fake taweezes (amulets), and some rare phrases from the works of Rumi or Sa’di to sweep the rich and gullible off their feet with phrases you don’t even know the meaning of;
You need to know exactly the weaknesses of the Muslims in terms of their belief and practice according to the area they live in. Wealthy areas are the best places to target where people are normally most gullible and ignorant. If you don’t know this, you will not know how to bait your hook, either with a mielie bomb or a worm, to trap your victim;
Lastly, you must be a real charmer and be able to convince any woman, even if her husband disagrees with her. The way to a man’s wallet is via his wife’s confusion!

Now, before anyone says that I’m against the pure science of tazkiyah and tasawwuf (the science of purifying the heart), let me state that an obvious fact: just like how you have genuine doctors and quack doctors, you also have genuine Murshids (spiritual guides), and fake one’s. These are called “Shark Sahibs.” They are becoming very popular nowadays because people don’t know what the role of a Murshid or a Peer is anymore. Our ignorance of their function in the spiritual realm has made them target our wallets, and not our hearts anymore.

The purpose of a genuine Murshid is to identify our spiritual weaknesses and guide us on the path of purity, ultimately reaching our Creator with a sound heart. A spiritual disciple (mureed) is asked to complete certainzikrs (incantations) daily, and confide his personal, business and social problems to his Murshid so he may be guided to do the correct thing. He is introduced to the Greatness and Uniqueness of his Creator, and is asked to emulate the example of the Noble Master, Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) in all facets of life. Questions pertaining to life, birth, death, the unseen, and the secrets of the Almighty’s workings – issues which cannot be attained from any university, – is normally to be attained whilst being humbly seated at the feet of a Murshid.

But, the above function sounds pretty boring. Who wants to attend school after spending 13 years at school? Adults are trailblazers, they don’t need to be told what to do, they do whatever they want to do. So, a Murshid, for us, doesn’t translate into entering into a binding contract to lead our lives with pious discipline, but a shortcut to Paradise. Worst still, we think it’s a back-door entry into Paradise! We can do any wrong or commit any amount of sins, our Murshid will be there to save us! This concept of “salvation guarantee” is very wrong.

For most of us, a Murshid is there to be revered, and to be massaged to attain his blessings. He is supposed to perform some karaamats (miracles) and have kashf (inner illumination), know something of the unseen, and be able to extract “hidden” meanings from the Qur’an. The most dangerous, self-defeating belief that we have is that we, the ordinary masses, are gross sinners and are unable to reach our Creator on our own, or get our prayers answered. For these things, we are in need of an intermediary, a pious man called a Sheikh or Peer Sahib, who will get us close to our Creator if given unconditional obedience. Our Peer Sahib is our passport to paradise, we just need to give him the best type of jalebi (sweetmeats) daily.

This ignorance and our own lack of faith, or wrong concept of it, has led many Peer Sahibs to make such ridiculous claims such as:

When you take the bai’at (oath of allegiance) at his hands, he becomes your representative to your Creator, your official lawyer. So, at the time of death, he will be there to recite the shahaadah(testimony of faith) on your behalf, he will be there to answer the three questions in the grave posed by the fearsome angels, and he will take your hands and lead you straight into paradise;
He claims to be present, in body and shape, in several places at a time. He also claims to perform several miracles, including producing two moons in one night, being able to converse with the dead, and being excused from praying in the nearest Masjid, as his soul migrates to Makkah five times a day;
He exaggerates in the virtue of certain verses. For example, he says: ““Whoever recites this ayah even a single time, will attain the rank of a certain saint.” He also makes Islam very simple by saying: “You are leading a very hectic life and you are very weak. Just choose one Sunnat a day, and it will be suffice for you.”
If you cannot complete your devotions for the day (some Peer Sahibs require daily SMS notifications at a certain time), then you can confess it to him without fear. He can forgive you for it, or even adjust your religion to suit your life!

This type of blind following has placed the Peer Sahib above the Qur’an and Sunnah, making him near-divine and creating a rival with the Creator Himself. We no more open the Qur’an and study, or do some religious studies, Peer Sahib is our crutch. He knows everything! We need to realize that our Creator is nearer to us than our own “jugular veins,” and even the biggest of sinners need only left their hand in sincere repentance to be heard by the Creator Himself. Peer Sahib doesn’t know himself whether he is going to heaven or hell, how will he take you to paradise? As for performing miracles like flying in the air and walking on water, these are done effortlessly by birds and fish. Flying or swimming are not signs of piety, anybody can do so if they practice, rather piety and strict adherence to Islam are.

As Peer Sahib becomes accustomed to easy money in his religious fraud, his “consultation fees” also becomes more. As he gains the trust of people, he even becomes more important to them than their own spouse or parents. He commands wives to travel with him to foreign places without the permission and the accompaniment of their husbands, they ask brothers to break ties with each other, and threaten “bad luck” and “divine punishment” if any of his orders are disobeyed! He studies your responses before the time, and answers all your misgivings even before you can ask him!

And when a rival Peer Sahib arrives in town, then it’s an all-out turf war! In fact, many fake Peer Sahibs have made much wealth for themselves by proving the falsity of other fake Peer Sahibs, and diverting all the money from them to him. Such trickery only comes from much experience, and recognizing such trickery by the people also only comes from experience.

And who said Peer Sahibs cannot be professional? Some even have rate lists. If you want them to pray for a son, its R2000-00, for blessings in business, its R5000-00, and to keep your wife young forever, R8000-00! Of course, a small damm (blowing) would at least expect a small gift like a box of Ferreros in return! These scam artists paint the “Men of the Cloth” in bad colours, yet, people fall for them all the time, hook, line and sinker!

Finally, we need to realize that no one can have a relationship or be an intermediary with our Creator, besides oneself. We cannot “outsource” salvation. This is a deeply personal and sacred matter. The fact that people are so involved in it shows how superstitious they are. Such people are trapped in a spider web. The punishment for those who don’t have correct faith is that they will catch a man who stole his R1-00 in his shop, but he will not be able to see the man who is stealing his millions, and destroying his paradise with his own money. And he still thinks he is the most wise man!

Maulana Khalid Dhorat

THE RUQYAH RACKET

THE RUQYAH RACKET –

THE CREATORS OF PARANOIA

WE REPRODUCE TWO LETTERS FROM THE MANY CONCERNED BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO HAVE WRITTEN TO US ON THE RUQYAH GROUP CURRENTLY SELLING ITS ‘RUQYAH’ WARES IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Letter one

QUESTION

What is the status in the Shariah of Ruqyah as is being practised by a group who present themselves as experts in this science?

Can you please as a matter of urgency advise with regards to the Ruqya treatment that has taken the Cape and now KZN with a storm. Programs are held at Masaajid, etc., where they advise regarding treatment with Quranic Aayaat for removing of Jinn from people. Sometimes demonstrations are done in the Masjid.

To top it all programmes are held in the Masjid encouraging people to come for their treatment which comes with a cost. In our town the Imams have not allowed the programme at the Jamia Masjid. However Ml Hashim Gori has invited them, being a Mutawallee of Masjid-un-Noor. He is inclined to this Ruqyah venture, hence allowing them there.

If it is not compliant please advise the Ummah as a priority.
Letter two

Please advise on what is acceptable according to Shariah regarding Ruqyah? Ruqyah SA is hosting Sheikh Abder Rahman Ben Halima who is said to be a renowned ruqyah specialist.

He recently gave a talk and he emphasised that raqyah is only taken from Quraan and Sunnah. Having little to no knowledge about this subject, besides the Masnoon wazaaif like Aayatul Kursi, 3 Quls, etc, I am unsure as to what is Haqq and what is not.

Of the things he mentioned, he spoke about the ‘phenomenon’ of reversing jinn catching. I’m not sure I understood exactly what he was explaining.

His wife is the ‘bait’ that catches the Jinnaat. Then wazeefahs are read after which the jinn can take Shahaadah or die.
If possible, can Molana please outline what is the Shar’i limits of ruqyah.

JazaakAllahKhair
ANSWER

While Ruqyah (Ta’weez, etc.) is permissible, the group of so-called ruqyah ‘specialists” is a baatil group which should not be touched with a bargepole. These ruqyah characters are liable to drive you into paranoia with their jinn and ‘gin’ talk. It is indeed lamentable that these chaps are allowed to misuse the Musaajid for marketing their baseless ‘ruqyah’ wares.

Their objective is purely monetary gain. Their ruqyah business is HARAAM. They are selling and misusing the Qur’aan Majeed for the miserable, cheap gain of the dunya. They are bartering away their Deen for the dunya.

Their jinn-catching stunts, even if assumed to be true, are HARAAM. While there are amaliyaat for subjugating, enslaving and controlling jinn, these are HARAAM. Jinn, like Insaan (the human being) is azaad (free). Jinn are not animals which may be trapped, eaten, encaged, etc. They are intelligent, free beings. They are Muslims and kuffaar. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had gone to the abode of the Jinn specially to present Islam to them. Innumerable Jinn are Muslims, and there are still Sahaabah Jinn alive today.

It is HARAAM to subjugate a Jinn and to utilize him for any purpose whatsoever, even for reciting the Qur’aan Majeed. The act of using his wife as bait by the ruqyah character, is despicably HARAAM. This man has no shame. If he does have the ability to subjugate Jinn, then know that his baiting act with his wife as the ‘prawn’ of the hook, is immoral and HARAAM. It is tantamount to zina. If he genuinely is able to catch a jinn, then it is HARAAM to compel the kaafir jinn to recite the Kalimah. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “There is no compulsion in Deen.”

Indeed this ruqyah character is ignorant. He fails to understand, that a non-Muslim declaring the Shahaadat with the gun at his head, is not a true Muslim. If the Jinn is given the choice of Islam or death, and he submits to the former, he remains a kaafir because his Shahaadat is not by a voluntary expression of Imaan.

In our book, SIHR, we have explained the Shariah limits for the permissibility of Ruqyah. The book is available from us.

It is essential for Muslims to remain far from this money-coining clique. Just imagine! They charge R400 or more for a charade diagnosis and some laughable ‘ruqyah’ artefacts consisting of a small bottle of olive oil, senna leaves and some salt. The parcel is worth about R20. This is their standard medicine for all cases of imagined magic and jinn-afflictions.

Whether a person suffers from a headache or has marital problems, financial problems, haraam-love problems, etc., etc., it is always the effect of magic according to these chaps. Muslims are required to employ their brains and to seek the Shariahs’s ruling from the Ulama-e-Haqq because plunging headlong in a venture or in a morass of weird stunts is Imaani destruction.

Sure signs of the bogus nature of such people who claim to operate mysteriously are: (1) They enlist the aid of jinn, and (2) The boodle. They are out to become millionaires overnight.
They attend to thousands of people all over the world 12 months of the year. The boodle flows into their coffers like water because people are just too stupid due to Imaani deficiencies, hence they are ensnared into baatil with the greatest ease by such stunters.

It is necessary for the safety and well-being of Muslims that the Ulama proffer guidance to the morons in our community who allow themselves to be sucked for money. Do not be fooled by their employment of the Qur’aan Majeed. This is merely to impress the gullible community. Remember, that even kuffaar Jinn will be reciting the Qur’aan to mislead and misguide Muslims. Some of these ruqyah people perform weird shaitaani stunts with wazeefahs of Durood Shareef and Qur’aanic aayaat. In their weird and bizarre stunts, they acquire shaitaani assistance. May Allah Ta’ala save us all from their shaitaani depredations.

Adopt and adhere to the masnoon recitations of Ruqyah, and have yaqeen. Make Dua. But remember that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Whatever is by Allah is attainable by means of only obedience.”

Therefore, morally reform yourself and seek Allah’s aid. Be patient in trials. All trials are almost always the consequences of our sins. Increase Istighfaar and Thikrullaah. This is the best Ruqyah.

8 Jamadiyuth Thaani 1440 – 14 February 2019