Thursday, February 25, 2016
Mullahs shaping Religion
KA wrote: Muslims don’t follow Quran, they follow what Mullahs say is Quran, and what Mullahs say is Quran is not really Quran, it is Mullahs silly wishes and dreams.
DtS responded: You are correct. We follow Mullas instead of Quran as the Mulla community deliberately disallow our young generation from reading the Quranic translation to understand Islam. We are forced to either learn Arabic with correct pronouncation which is a difficult process or otherwise simply recite and make Hifz of Quran without understanding to please the Mulla not Allah. We should ban Mullaism and proclaim Pakistan a liberal state with religion as a personal subject as proclaimed by Quaide Azam who was not a Mulla. There should be non-Mulla Mosques in our country and the Madressahs functioning as theological centres like Christian seminary, Hindu's Dharamshalas or Buddhism monastery system should be upgraded into schools with Quran and its translation as one of the subjects. In Arabia there is no Madressah system to corner Islam to Mullaism.
Please project this honest views to all our Muslims and leaders and members of the National Assembly and Senate to take action immediately to save Islam from exploitation. Thanks.
ثُمَّ لَتُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِ
Then, on that day, you will be questioned about the bounties (of God).
[Translator: Muhammad Sarwar]
To be honest, it is not the illiterate Mullahs, but the educated Muslims where the blame lies. The well-educated people, those who are privileged enough to study, understand, apply and then teach the Quran, have abandoned their religious responsibility in pursuit of their worldly interests. With the result that the uneducated villagers with long beards get hired to serve in the masajid and madressahs.
If the educated people start volunteering part time in their local masjid / madressah, soon the Mullahs will become unneeded and irrelevant, and will be forced to seek other jobs, leaving the job of religious education of the people to the educated people of the community. People who volunteer and do not seek any payment, emulating the sunnah of the great prophets of God:
أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَى اللَّهُ فَبِهُدَاهُمُ اقْتَدِهْ قُل لَّا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرَىٰ لِلْعَالَمِينَ
Those (are) ones whom Allah has guided, so of their guidance you follow. Say, "Not I ask you for it any reward. It (is) not but a reminder for the worlds."