Fitnah of Mr. Javed Ghamidi

“Among people there is a kind whose sayings on the affairs of the world fascinate you: he calls Allah again and again to bear testimony to his sincerity; yet he is most fierce in enmity.”

(Holy Quran 2: 204)

Introduction

This blog is NOT intended to humiliate or insult anyone, but just to warn the people of wrong messages being conveyed by a person who has somehow strayed far away from the teachings of Islam. Such teachings have now been observed to lead people astray from the true teachings of Islam.

He dangerously states that many verses of the Holy Quran & many sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) have been misinterpreted by ALL (yes ALL) the Imams, Mufassirs, Muhaditheen, Fuqaha, Ulema of the past 1300 years & present ones. All this will be explained ahead.

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Major Points of Contention

His ‘Fatwas’ or Beliefs

His beliefs are opposite/contrary or different from those agreed by Ijma Ummat (Consensus of scholars of the Muslim Nation) such as:

  1. Hazrat Isa AS (Jesus) died and will NOT rise again
  2. Imam Mehdi is NOT coming
  3. There is no Fitna (Trial) of Dajjal
  4. Women do NOT need to observe headscarves or Hijab
  5. Men can shake hands with Non-Mahram women
  6. Women can lead prayers in mixed congregation
  7. Shahada (Witness) of a woman is equal to a man
  8. Beard is NOT Sunnah, but a tradition of Arabs
  9. Blasphemy laws should be abolished
  10. Taking Riba (interest) is haram (forbidden)  but giving Riba is not; it is allowed
  11. Car leasing and Insurance are permissible in Islam
  12. Establishment of Islamic government NOT necessary
  13. Apostate does NOT need to be killed
  14. Rejects many Sahih Hadith
  15. Denies 7 recitations of the Holy Quran
  16. Says there are NO such prayers as Taraveeh Prayers
  17. Relaxations on listening to Music
  18. And many many more e.g. on issues of inheritance, Hudood Laws, Jihad etc

Insult to Other Scholars

A good scholar, whether religious or scientific, always gives his opinion and respects others opinions. But Mr. Ghamidi has down rightly insulted the opinions of other scholars, perhaps indicating that ONLY he is right instead of stating ‘Allah knows best’ which is always mentioned by good scholars.

He has castigated many renowned Sunni scholars including Syed Hussain Ahmed Madani, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Allama Shabbir Ahmed Uthmani & has called them bigots. According to him this group of scholars are like an old building with rotten foundations that will become empty through passage of time.

He even proclaims all the four Imams of Fiqh (Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafi, Imam Hanbali & Imam Malik) are wrong and he is right on many points. Astagfirullah!

Introducing New Ideas in Deen

The above statements of his prove that he wants to modernize/liberate Islam & introduce new ideas in Islam that will conform to modern society. In reality if we look closely most of his ideas conform to beliefs of Christians, Jews, Qadianis and/or western culture.

 To be on the Lookout For Such Fitnah

I would very much like you to remember the words of the companion of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Hazrat Ma’az bin Jabal (RA), what a wonderful principle he explained as he addressed one of his students:

“I warn you against the error of the wise one. For sometimes the Shaitan utters through the tongue of the wise one a word of error and the hypocrite sometimes speaks a word of
truth.”

The student asked: “May Allah have mercy on you, if such is the case, how will I
know when a wise one occasionally speaks a word of error and a hypocrite a word of
truth? How will I know what is false and what is truth?”

Hazrat Ma‘az (RA) said:
“Be careful of such statements about which is being said: “What kind of statement is
this? How can he have said this? “Do not allow such words to turn you away from the
wise man. It is quite possible that he may have recanted or retracted from the statement.
Then you may find the truth when you hear it. For the truth has light in it.”

Now let us ponder over the important points mentioned by Sayyidina Ma’az (RA):

A. In the first place he tells us that not everyone speaking a word of truth is
necessarily a wise man. A hypocrite also does that. This shows that just because
one had heard a word of truth from anyone, one should not become an ardent
follower of his. We people have a habit of becoming ardent fans of such people
after sometimes merely having heard one speech by him or after having merely
read one single article by him.

Then on the basis of that single speech or article we tend to praise him to high heaven. And worse than that: Sometimes we are aware of the fact that a certain person is irreligious and acting in a sinful manner. Yet, because he utters such words which are in agreement with our desires, we try to prove him to be a deeply religious personality of saintly nature -so much so that (May Allah forbid) we bring him even near to prophethood.

If occasion comes along when he says something in disagreement with our wishes, we bury him down below. The result is that about the very same person we will one day shout: “Zindabad! Brave! Long may he live!” And the next day we will shout: “Murdabad! May you die! Death to you!” Is this not similar to the case of “waking up as a believer and going to bed at night as an unbeliever” as is mentioned in a Hadith?

b. Secondly Sayyidina Ma’az (RA) says that it is possible that a wise
man may sometimes utter a word which may be an error and lead astray. Hence
after merely having heard a person one or two times, one should not become an
ardent adherent.

What is needed is that the actual facts and circumstances should
first be ascertained, pondered over and considered. If, in the majority of affairs he
is found to be a follower of the Shariah and a sincere follower of the Sunnat, then
undoubtedly he may be accepted as a guide. Then, if after full investigation, some derogatory thing or unacceptable statement is
attributed to him, it should not be accepted.

Two Categories of People
There are basically two kinds of people:

Category # 1.
 One who want to learn the actual truth and follow it, even if it is against their taste, wishes, and desires, even if they have to give their life for it, they would follow it after their heart recognizes the truth from authentic sources.

Category # 2. Who desire to do something (e.g. listening to music, no hijab, no beard, car loan, insurance etc) but know the authentic sources forbid it, so to console their heart they seek scholars who would allow those forbidden things for them, but such people forget that there is also a scholar sitting inside them (inner conscious) “Zameer” ki awaaz bhi kabhi sun leni chahiyey.

Ghamidi is a perfect choice for the people of category # 2.

Suspicious Way of Addressing

It is very interesting that Ghamidi does not refer to himself as a Muslim; rather he talks about Muslims as what is known in English Grammar “third person plural” tense. He says:

  • their messenger
  • they (the Muslims) love their messenger
  • Muslims…..love for their messenger

 Refutation of Verses of the Holy Quran

Mr. Ghamidi refutes clear cut verses of the Holy Quran by tampering them & gives them meanings not given by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his companions (RA) & great Imams of Fiqah & Hadith.

One example is of the ascension of Hazrat Isa:

One can clearly see that Mr. Ghamidi has made an error in translation & deviated from mainstream beliefs and disregarded Sahih Ahadith related to this topic.

Refutations of Sayings of the Holy Prophet

Mr. Ghamidi does not claim to refute the status of Hadith directly yet he takes it a stage further ahead and categorizes Hadith as something from which Ahkaam (Rulings) cannot be drawn and only Quran is the original source

He wrongly states that Hadith cannot be used for the translation and explanation of Quran.

Stance on Beard & Hijab

He forwards his corrupt views and clearly insults the messenger of Allah by rejecting the Hadith of Beard in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. He also mocks at the Hadith and plays it off as cultural norm.

Same for Hijab and Miswak taken as part of culture & norms of the society at the time!

He also believes that the special restrictions for wives of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are not applicable to all women at all times. He considers “head-covering” for women a cherished part of Muslim social custom and tradition but not compulsory.

All secular nations banning Hijab must be extremely pleased with his Fatwas like these! 

Even this recent revert to Islam (daughter of Italian ex-parliamentary member), Ms Manuela Franco Barbato, now Ms Aisha, knows the importance of Hijab in Islam more than Mr. Ghamidi:

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He denies the azab-e-qabar (punishment in the grave), clearly mentioned in the Ahadith.

More Social Issues

He promotes mingling of men and women.

Hand shaking between male and female is allowed in Islam because it is a part of culture.

Women may lead the prayers in a mixed male female congregational prayer and thus this is what we get:

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His view on Imam Mehdi

He claims that there is no evidence in Quran and Sahih Hadith about coming of Imam Mehdi and he is only mentioned in books of Ahle-Tashea!

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http://www.drnaumanshad.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/major-signs-of-the-end-times-the-sequence-of-their-coming/

Issues Related to Islamic State & Foreign Affairs

He states that there is no need to have an Islamic state (not talking about ISIS!). So what state should we have: non-Islamic state with no Quranic law?

He believes in democracy which most scholars have rejected:

https://drnaumanshad.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/the-flaws-of-democracy-an-islamic-perspective/

He states that Afghanistan & Taliban ‘deserved’ punishment from USA for the type of Islam they were propagating. Has he never heard the term ‘Two wrongs do not make a right”? And what about the sovereignty of nations? Astagfirullah

He also rejects Jihad Kashmir & has issues with its strategy without a word on what Kashmiris are going through.

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He says that Bait ul Maqdas should be handed over to JEWS!

He has no comments on 9/11 truth, 7/7 london bombings or other false flag attacks caused by Zionists.

Answer to Terrorism

He gives three vague answers to terrorism

1. Training on counter-narrative

2. Basic education from Class 1-12 should be ‘broad based’ education and not enforced

3. The Friday pulpit should NOT be for Ulema, but for the state

In other words, he wishes to bring secularism in the new and present generation!

https://drnaumanshad.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/difference-between-religion-deen-the-fault-with-secularism/

Economic Issues

He approves of interest based car leasing from banks including Murabaha and Ijarah. He also approves of Insurance. He has nothing to say of paper money & its evils.

He believes taking riba (interest) is forbidden but giving riba is allowed. And that riba is not on usable items but only on consumable items. Mr. Orya Maqbool Jan has given excellent answers here:

Hudood Ordinance

He was fully supported by the Qadiyani lobby against the Hudood Ordiance.

  • He does not believe that an Apostate (one who abandons Islam & chooses another religion) should be killed
  • He is against stoning a married woman guilty of Zina
  • Many other issues

Blasphemy Laws

 “The blasphemy laws have no justification in Islam. These ulema [council of clerics] are just telling lies to the people”

 Again insulting all Ulema (religious scholars) instead of respecting their opinion and disagreeing at the same time!

Rejection of Taraveeh Prayers

He says there is no such prayer as Taraveeh prayers. He probably forgot that many fuqaha, ulema scholars have mentioned it in their books.

Imam Bukhari has mentioned ‘Book of Taraveeh’ in hi ‘Sahih Bukhari’, regarded by many as the most authentic book after the Holy Quran.

Imam Muslim has also mentioned and so have all the four Imams, Imam Shafi, Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, Imam Malik & Imam Abu Hanifa. And so many other Fuqaha, Ulema, scholars etc. Are they all wrong??

Miscellaneous Issues

He believes that no sort of magic was done on the Prophet (PBUH).

He does not believe in 2/3 inheritance for girls if there are only girls left from parent. He has different concept of Kalala than others.

Major Reason for his wrong ‘Fatwas’

Many of his beliefs mentioned above are similar to those people who reject sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as they are elaborated/explained in the Ahadith. Such people only believe or claim to believe in only what the Holy Quran states.

Who benefits or who is benefitting from his thoughts?

  • Liberals
  • Secularists
  • Category 2 people described above
  • Support of People who Reject Ahadith
  • Confuse the general public about traditional true teachings of Islam (even I got confused when I read his view on stoning married women!)
  • Non-Muslims including
    • Christians
    • Jews/Zionists
    • Qadianis/Ahmedis

Many of his thoughts align with thoughts of Qadianis e.g. death of Isa & refusal of his 2nd coming, blasphemy laws etc.

May be this was the plan after all: to bring up such a person who can appease such people & confuse the masses without raising direct suspicion (that he is a Qadiani etc).

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Liar

Being misguided is a different matter than being a liar. He has several times stated that ‘there is no Sahih Hadith stating that….’ and later that statement is proved a lie.

Hazrat Safwaan bin Sulaim (RA) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked:

 “Can a believer be a coward? He said, “Yes, he can be coward. Then it was asked whether a believer could be a miser? He replied, “Yes, he can be a miser”, it was then asked whether a believer could be a liar? He replied, “No, a believer cannot be a liar.”

(Imam Malik, Mishkaat)

Consequences of his Teachings

  • Division in Ummah
  • Confusion in the Ummah
  • Misguiding the Ummah e.g. :

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Mufti/Ulema/Scholars who Refute or Preach Against his thoughts

  • Late Maulana Maududi
  • Late Dr Israr Ahmad
  • Late Dr Ahmad Deedat
  • Dr Zakir Naik
  • Sheikh Nouman Ali Khan
  • Mr. Orya Maqbool Jan
  • Sheikh Imran Hosein
  • Dr. Bilal Philips
  • Mr. Tariq Jameel
  • Mufti Taqi Usmani
  • Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman and almost every other Sunni/Ahli-Hadees Scholar

Late Dr Israr Ahmad prohibited his speeches in the mosque run by his party Tanzeem Islami, because he believed Mr. Ghamidi was misguiding the public.

His Misguided Disciples

  • Mr Khalid Zaheer (many appearances on TV)
  • Moiz Amjad
  • Some of his close associates had already been killed like Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan and Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman, the latter was murdered in his clinic

Conclusion

This is a reminder to all Brothers and Sisters who are residing in Pakistan (and also outside it) that they should refrain themselves and instruct others to refrain from the writings, speeches and programs of Javed Ahmed Ghamdi.

Even sharing his programs  in which there may be some truth, especially on social media, is a way of promoting him & his Fitnah, for the innocent unknowingly listen more to his speeches in where there is much falsehood. It is almost like quoting Mirza Qadiani (or some other fitna) and justifying by saying that at least this quote of his is right. Banning him all together would be the best option.

Some Urdu Translation

جاوید احمد غامدی کے عقائد ۔۔
غامدی صاحب کی مختلف کتابوں میں جو نظریات موجود ہیں اس کی ایک مختصر فہرست میں قارئین کے سامنے رکھنا چاہتا ہوں ، تاکہ غامدی کے غلط نظریات مسلمانوں کے سامنے آجائیں ان کے تمام غلط نظریات کا پیش کرنا تو بہت لمبا کام ہے لیکن چند اہم غلطیوں کی نشاندہی بطور نمونہ پیش خدمت ہے۔۔
نوٹ: تمام نکات کے حوالہ جات ساتھ درج ہیں، آخری سات نکات کے لنکس موجود ہیں، youtube وغیرہ پر مسئلہ لکھ کر غامدی صاحب کا نظریہ بآسانی دیکھا اور قران و سنت و سلف سالحین کے منہج پر پرکھا جا سکتا ہے۔۔
1- قرآن کی صرف ایک ہی قرات درست ہے، باقی سب قراتیں عجم کا فتنہ ہیں۔۔ میزان صفحہ 25، 26، 31، طبع دوم اپریل 2002
2- سنت قرآن سے مقدم ہے۔۔ میزان صفحہ 52 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
3- سنت صرف افعال کا نام ہے، اسکی ابتدا محمد صل اللہ علیہ وسلم سے نہیں بلکہ ابراہیم علیہ اسلام سے ہوئی تھی۔۔ میزان صفحہ 10 ، 65 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
4- سنت صرف ستائیس اعمال کا نام ہے۔۔ میزان صفحہ 10 طبع دوم اپریل 2002 ( کچھ عرصہ بعد غامدی نے کہا کہ سنت صرف اس اعمال کا نام ہے اور آج ان کی نظر میں سنت محض 13 اعمال کا نام ہے پچھلی تمام کو منسوخ کر چکے ہیں اور اس طرح بیش بہا سنت کی بہاریں اور صحیح احادیث کا بھی انکار کر چکے ہیں)
5- حدیث سے کوئی اسلامی عقیدہ یا عمل ثابت نہیں ہوتا۔۔ میزان صفحہ 46، طبع دوم اپریل 2002
6- دین کے مصادر و ماخذ قرآن کے علاوہ دین فطرت کے حقائق، سنت ابراہیمی اور قدیم صحائف ہیں۔۔ میزان صفحہ 48 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
7- دین میں معروف اور منکر کا تعین فطرت انسانی کرتا ہے۔۔ میزان صفحہ 49 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
8- نبی ص کی رحلت کے بعد کسی شخص کو کافر قرار نہیں دیا جا سکتا۔۔ ماہنامہ اشراق دسمبر 2002 صفحہ 54، 55
9- زکوۃ کا نصاب منصوص اور مقرر نہیں ہے۔۔ قانون عبادات صفحہ 119 طبع اپریل 2005
10- اسلام میں موت کی سزا صرف دو جرائم (قتل نفس اور فساد فی الأرض ) پر دی جا سکتی ہے۔۔ برہان صفحہ 143 طبع چہارم جون 2006
11- دیت کا قانون وقتی اور عارضی تھا۔۔ برہان صفحہ 18،19 طبع چہارم جون 2006
12- قتل خطأ میں دیت کی مقدار منصوص نہیں ہے اور یہ ہر زمانے میں تبدیل کی جاسکتی ہے۔۔ برہان صفحہ 18 ، 19 طبع چہارم جون 2006
13- عورت اور مرد کی دیت (blood money ) برابر ہوگی۔۔ برہان صفحہ 18 طبع چہارم جون 2006
14- مرتد کے لئے قتل کی سزا نہیں ہے۔۔ برہان صفحہ 140 طبع چہارم جون 2006
15- شادی شدہ اور کنوارے زانی دونوں کے لئے ایک ہی حد سو کوڑے کی ہے۔۔ میزان صفحہ 299، 300 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
16- شراب نوشی پر کوئی شرعی سزا نہیں۔۔ برہان صفحہ 138 طبع چہارم جون 2006
17- غیر مسلم بھی مسلم کے وارث ہو سکتے ہیں۔۔ میزان صفحہ 171 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
18- سور کی کھال اور چربی وغیرہ کی تجارت اور ان کا استعمال شریعت میں ممنوع نہیں ہے۔۔ ماہنامہ اشراق ، اکتوبر 1998 صفحہ 79
19- عورت کے لئے ڈوپٹہ یا اوڑھنی پہننا شرعی حکم نہیں۔۔ ماہنامہ اشراق مئی 2002 صفحہ 47
20- کھانے کی صرف چار چیزیں ہی حرام ہیں، خون ، مردار، سور کا گوشت اور غیر اللہ کے نام کا ذبیحہ۔۔میزان صفحہ 311 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
21- عیسی علیہ اسلام وفات پا چکے ہیں۔۔ میزان حصہ اول صفحہ 22 ، 23، 24 طبع 1985
22- جانداروں کی مصوری کرنا بلکل جائز ہے۔۔ ادارہ المورد کی کتاب “تصویر کا مسئلہ ” صفحہ 30
23- موسیقی، ناچ اور گانا بجانا بھی جائز ہے۔۔ ماہنامہ اشراق مارچ 2004 صفحہ 8 اور 19
24- عورت مردوں کی امامت کرا سکتی ہے۔۔ ماہنامہ اشراق مئی 2005 صفحہ 35 تا 46
25- اسلام میں جہاد و قتال کا کوئی شرعی حکم نہیں۔۔ میزان صفحہ 264 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
26- کفار کے خلاف جہاد کرنے کا حکم اب باقی نہیں رہا اور مفتوح کافروں سے جزیہ لینا بھی جائز نہیں۔۔ میزان صفحہ 270 طبع دوم اپریل 2002
27- مسلم عورت غیر مسلم اہل کتاب مرد سے چاہے تو شادی کر سکتی ہے۔۔
29- سود دینا جائز ہے۔۔
30- عیسی علیہ السلام اور محمد بن عبداللہ (امام مہدی) وغیرہ نہیں آئیں گے۔۔
31-داڑھی عرب کلچر کا حصہ تھی اس سے اسلام کا کوئی تعلق نہیں۔۔
32- ریاست کا کوئی مذہب نہیں ہوتا اور حکومت بنانے کا واحد شرعی طریقہ جمہوریت ہے۔۔
33- مرزا غلام احمد قادیانی ایک صوفی تھا اس نے کبھی نبوت کا دعوی نہیں کیا ، اسے کافر قرار دینا غلطی تھی۔۔
36- چار مخصوص کام کے علاوہ شریعت میں کوئی اور کام حرام نہیں۔۔
اس کے علاوہ بھی بہت سی باتیں منظر عام پر آ چکی ہیں جو اس فتنہ کو سمجھنے کے لئے کافی ہیں۔۔
آخری سات نکات کی سافٹ کاپی میرے پاس موجود نہیں پر ویڈیوز youtube پر موجود ہیں۔۔
اہل علم جانتے ہیں کہ مذکورہ بالا تمام عقائد قرآن و سنت کے خلاف ہیں اور ان سے دین اسلام کے مسلمات کی نفی ہوتی ہے جن پر عمل پیرا ہونا ایمان کے لئے بھی شدید خطرناک ہو سکتا ہے۔۔
عام لوگوں تک اس پیغام کو عام کریں اور مسلموں کو گمراہ ہونے سے اللہ کی رضا کے لئے بچائیں۔۔
جزاک اللہ ۔۔
References

All of this information can be found mainly in his book Mizan & other books

Also check these sites http://www.ghamidi.org & understanding-islam.org

Refutation against his thoughts can be found in the book entitled “Fitnah Ghamdiyah Ka Ilmi Muhasabah” in Urdu, which can be downloaded free from the internet. Yes his differences with the Muslim Ummah are so many a whole book has been written to prove them all wrong.

May Allah give us Hidayah.

And Allah knows best!

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