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A so-called ‘khanqah’ is organizing a haraam/bid’ah jalsah festival for the attainment of its pernicious nafsaani and worldly designs. A sincere Brother who is supposed to be a participant in this shaitaani festival, writes with consternation:

“Mufti Saheb will it be permissible to attend the Jalsa of Khanqah Zakariyya which will be taking place around the 29th of November 2015?

Young boys as well as girls will be completing the memorization (hifz) of the Quraan-e-Kareem. All the males sit in the Musjid whilst the females are outside in a tent. The speakers are connected both ways where the males can hear the females and the females can hear the males.

The Musjid is full, many Ulama attend and the proceedings will be conducted by senior Ulama of our country. When the females complete the Quraan as well as the Bukhari Khatam it is heard in the Musjid by all the males over the speakers. Is this allowed?

One of my family members will be completing and I'm expected to attend. If I do not attend it may cause problems. What do I do? I eagerly await your response.”

(End of letter)

You have to do what Allah Ta’ala commands. You have to do what the Shariah expects of you.  It is obviously haraam to participate in a haraam function. The presence of the girls and women, and the cacophony of their seductive, zina alluring voices dinned into the ears of the males are traps of shaitaan. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described females ‘Habaailush Shaitaan (the Snares of Shaitaan).

Shaitaan has ensnared these ulama and miscreant khanqah characters into his trap. He has overwhelmed their Aql which has become deranged under his spell of shaitaaniyat, hence these ulama despite associating themselves with a ‘khanqah’ remain blind to the flagrant haraam being perpetrated in the name of the Deen. One of their great acts of deception is to align themselves with Deoband and Shaikh Zakariyya whilst they are bereft of Deobandiyyat.

The place is not a khanqah.  A khanqah is an abode which resembles Ghaar-e-Hira, and which   draws the mind and the heart to the Aakhirah. A khanqah strengthens the bond with Allah Ta’ala by means of Taa-at and Ittibaa-e-Sunnah. But what is taking place at the mal-oon jalsah is shaitaaniyat and nafsaaniyat. Describing the true Men of a Khanqah, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:


“Looking at him reminds you of Allah. His talk increases you In the Ilm (of the Deen), and his amal (practice) reminds you of the Aakhirat.”

But these mock ‘khanqas’ of today are pure worldly structures which cater for the dunya and the nafs.  Bloated with riya, takabbur, hub-e-jah and hub-e-maal, these false khanqah people pave the path of Jahannam.

The Mashaaikh – the genuine Mashaaikh of the genuine Khanqahs - have said that when Allah Ta’ala intends to humiliate the bogus ‘shaikhs/peers’. He entraps them with amaarid (young boys) and females. Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahmatullah alayh) mentioned that a ‘shaikh’ right in the midst of his session of wajd committed zina with his female mureed. When the prescribed limits of the Shariah are cast overboard, then the ‘shaikhs’ of the Tariqas become veritable devils.

These khanqah people who have misappropriated the name of Hadhrat Shaikh Zakariyya (rahmatullah alayh) by deceptively labelling their ‘khanqah’ of dhalaal, ‘Khanqah Zakariyya’, should take earnest stock of their position. They are in need of deep soul searching to see and understand their deviation and the nafsaani rut into which they have degenerated. A place does not become a khanqah merely by na’t/qaseedah singing and halqah thikr. Singing and jalsahs are foreign to a genuine khanqah. A khanqah is a place of Islaah of the nafs, not a merrymaking venue of festivities.

These nonsensical jalsahs are gatherings of the nafs. The motivation is riya and takabbur accompanied by shaitaani israaf (waste of money and food), and that too at a time when millions in the Ummah are languishing in grinding poverty and jahaalat. These people have lost every vestige of Imaani conscience and Islamic brotherly feeling. They are utterly shameless in the acquittal of their shaitaani shenanigans. What has happened to their brains and the brains of those miscreant ulama who are supposed to be ‘senior ulama of the country’? Their brains have been afflicted with a disease, hence they are unable to understand the evil and hurmat of having females at the contemptible gathering. They have become too stupid to understand that the presence of women and listening to the satanically ‘melodious’ voices of the girls are stepping stones of zina about which the Qur’aan warns: “Do not approach near to zina.”

Brother, have no care and no fear of the silly ‘problems’ which your relatives will cause if you refuse to attend the jalsah of shaitaaniyat. Remember that your allegiance is firstly to Allah Ta’ala. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“He who seeks the pleasure of Allah (and in this pursuit) he courts the displeasure of the people, Allah suffices for him regarding the problems people (will cause him). And, he who seeks the pleasure of the people (and in this pursuit) he courts the displeasure of Allah,  Allah will cast him to the people.” 

Thus, your only option is to submit to Allah Ta’ala by abstaining from participation in the haraam jalsah of fisq and fujoor.

6 Muharram 1437 (20 October 2015)


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