A lot of fake molvies are coming to power these days. They think they have the power over normal people simply because they are ‘molvies’ and according to them, they know Islam better and are preaching Islam, but some of them are not doing what they are saying and are just misguiding us. I am not the only one saying this, the Quran states;
‘Of the people there are some who say: “We believe in Allah and the Last Day;” but they do not (really) believe. Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize (it) not! In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves).When it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “Why, we only Want to make peace!”Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realize (it) not. When it is said to them: “Believe as the others believe:” They say: “Shall we believe as the fools believe?” Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know.’ (Surah Al-Baqara, 8-13)
As written in the Quran, there are some people who say that they are Muslims and they want to make peace, but they are the ones who actually cause distress among people all around the world. When these people are told to believe as other people (true believers) believe, they say that why should they believe as the fools believe and by ‘fools’ they mean people like YOU and ME because they think we don’t know about our own religion well enough so they can deceive us by whatever they say. Now let’s come back to our question that is, how can we stop these people? The answer is quite simple, we need to learn the teachings of our religion in order to know who’s real and who’s fake! That is the only way we can differentiate between real and fake molvies! Whenever some molvies speak something that our religion does not teach us, we can raise our voices against them and we can let other people know that these ‘molvies’ are fake and that they are messing up with our minds. In this way we’ll be able to restore the peaceful reputation of Islam among the non-muslims.
Let’s take an example from a few days back, Hafiz Hamdullah (who is an active member of senate) insulted, abused and tried to assault Marvi Sarmad, a female analyst, just because she partially agreed to the comments of Barrister Masroor, over a lack of reaction from the Council of Islamic Ideology on the recent killings of women in Pakistan. He said that the women (Marvi Sarmad and the show host Nadia Mirza) were talking against the preachers of Islam and that he would not allow anybody to speak against them. He kept on calling himself a molvi, but do real molvies go to places where there is a Na Mehram woman sitting right next to them and do they try to hit her? No, they don’t! Do real molvies talk harshly with others? No, they don’t! Then how can this man call himself a preacher of a religion that doesn’t teach any of the actions he does or things he speak?
That’s what we need to do; we need to uncover the faces of these fake people so that the whole world can see that these fake people do not represent Muslims in any way and Islam is a religion of peace!
Article by Taha Hissam Mirza