A Message From the Headquarters of ‘Ahl Al-Sunnah for the Muslim Nation (1443)

While praising [Allāh], and sending blessings & salutations [upon His Beloved]

Muslim Brothers! The era we are living in is a time of corruption, destroyal, and misguidance. The religion and ‘Ahl al-Sunnah are being attacked from all angles. The enemies of Islām are busy destroying the faith, creed, honor, and dignity of our generation. The innocent daughters of Islām who study or teach in modern institutions, schools, and colleges or work in the federal and private sectors are especially influenced by them and are unfamiliar with religious education and Islamic culture. All this is happening in the name of “feminism.” According to which there is no wrong in females going out uncovered, mixing with non-maḥrams, and even conversing and interacting with non-Muslims is not considered a flaw. The unfortunate result of this is that Muslim females, on many occasions, marry non-Muslims without minding any distinction between faith and disbelief. They then decide to live with them, al-`iyādhu bi-Allāh, which is failure in every way possible. Due to this, the home, the family, and the entire nation are forced to be ashamed. In this sin, the family is equally responsible along with the children, because according to a sacred ḥadīth, everyone is responsible for their subordinates. In the case of negligence, they will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection. Females are like sensitive glass. Correcting them and bringing them into the Islamic environment is the responsibility of the elders.

Here are some suggestions that can result in the development of a pure society if implemented:

  1. From childhood, boys and girls must be given religious education along with secular education. This can be done by allowing the teachers of local mosques and schools to provide religious education and training.
  2. Parents themselves should do good deeds and live their lives in an Islamic environment and raise their children in the same environment. This is because children consciously and unconsciously tend to learn from their parents’ actions more than their word.
  3. Parents themselves should analyze the minds and attitude of their children from time to time to make sure the school environment has not spoiled their mentality. Also, keep the children away from useless activity on cell phones.
  4. Keep an eye on their morals, habits, lifestyle, and peers, since man is a product of the environment and practices what he finds in it.
  5. Parents should not hold absolute trust in their children, rather they should use their own intellect, since the shayṭān is continuously trying to misguide them. It comes in a sacred ḥadīth that, “The shayṭān runs in the human body just as blood runs in the veins.”
  6. Make marriage easy, as the sacred ḥadīth states, “The best marriage is the one that has the least expenses.”
  7. When children become mature (bāligh), haste in their marriages, as the sacred ḥadīth states, “Do not delay in three things, in prayer, in funeral, and in marrying a daughter upon receiving an appropriate proposal.”
  8. Enjoining good and forbidding evil is a special characteristic of this ‘ummah. Therefore, hand in hand with parents, the influential people of neighborhoods, communities, families, and towns should make every effort to bring the females trapped in the jungle of the infidels back to the right path, since leading one to the right path is better than slaughtering a red camel.
  9. Imāms and teachers of mosques, schools, and madrasas should not fulfill their responsibilities merely as a duty. Rather, they should do so with sincerity and for the sake of Allāh, considering it a service to the established religion. As Allāh, the Exalted, has chosen you to serve the religion; hence He has granted you the treasures of religious knowledge.
  10. Imāms, teachers, lecturers, and preachers should take practical steps according to the age’s circumstances and the era’s demands, without any fear or worry. They should do their best to remove the evils of society and also continue to take guidance from the headquarters of ‘Ahl al-Sunnah, Bareilly Sharīf, in carrying out these matters. 
  11. Members and officials of mosques, schools, and madrasas should fully support the Imāms and religious leaders in religious affairs.
  12. Those in charge of the mosques should not force the Imāms to conduct marriages or funerals of the deviants, nor should they forbid them from dismissing the deviants because enmity towards the enemies of Islām and the blasphemers of the Messenger (may Allāh shower blessings and salutations upon him) is an essential part of loving the Prophet and faith.
  13. Only such Imāms and teachers should be appointed in mosques, schools, and madrasas who prove to be loyal and firm spokesmen and guardians of the true religion, ‘Ahl al-Sunnah, the path of A`lā Ḥazrat. Furthermore, appointed officials of these sacred facilities should also be compassionate towards this religion and path so that they are not motivated by self-gain and useless expediency while serving the dīn.

Faqīr Muhammad Asjad Raza Khan Qādirī Barelvi

(may he be forgiven)