Buildings and Jalsahs

Monday, May 17 2021 Written by Administrator  

Buildings and Jalsahs



In the spirit of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahyi Anil Munakar, a Waliah from Pakistan offered the following Naseehat to the principal of a well-known Darul Uloom in Pakistan:




ASSALAMU ALAIKUM!             Respected Haqqaani Sahib


I have read the April-May 2021 instalment of Al-Qaasim in which Maulana  Habeeb Haqqaani Sahib has with great pride written that Darul Uloom Haqqani’s  vast and unique historical Musjid on which billions have been spent is in the last stage of completion.


It is indeed ghastly to contemplate that the Ulama whose  lives  are being devoted to learning and teaching Hadith and Tafseer and the Uswah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), are oblivious of the Hadith which deprecates  squandering money on buildings.


This (i.e. the squandering of billions on the Musjid structure) is nothing to be proud about. On the contrary, it is shameful and lamentable. Despite extreme poverty and ignorance prevailing on all four sides of this Darul Uloom, these hadhraat (the ulama) squander billions on building constructions. Then anomalously they give lectures on Tawakkul, simplicity and worldly disinclination. However, their bayaans fail to have any impact on people, and that is because it is talk bereft of practice.


Furthermore, they squander hundreds of thousands of rupees on khatm-e-Bukhaari jalsahs (functions). At these functions videos and pictography are the order of the day. When such flagrant violation of the Ahaadith are being perpetrated, how is it possible for their talks to have any beneficial effect on people? How is it possible for Duas to be accepted?


Whilst recklessly indulging in these functions of khatm-e-Bukhaari, dastaarbandi (turbaning) and Hifz completion, it does not even cross  the minds of these lords of the Madaaris that over there in the Land of Shaam women and children (tens of thousands) are languishing  and suffering  being exposed  and subjected to cruel weather conditions under the sky without any cover. Even right here in our country (Pakistan) hundreds of thousands of people are suffering without water facilities.


With all this suffering silhouetted in the background, is this squandering (of billions on buildings) ever permissible? Is all of this not Israaf extravagance/waste)? The Qur’aan Majeed has labelled such wasters as Ikhwaanush Shayaateen (Brothers of the Devils).


According to you, a feast in the forest was organized at your Jaamiah Abu Bareerah. Hundreds of thousands of rupees were squandered for a day’s function. What! Is this a practical demonstration of love for Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)?  On all sides you are surrounded by jahaalat (ignorance). There is no one to teaching these people the Kalimah, Wudhu, Salaat and reciting the Qur’aan Majeed.


You people should be ashamed of yourself! Be ashamed of squandering lakhs (hundreds of thousands) in such wasteful functions. Rather, you should set up a tent and commence basic Deeni education for the people.


If the ethos of Ghaar-e-Hira diffuses the Madaaris, then the Yahood and Nasaara will not be able to harm us in any way. Your plan to organize conferences and functions to lecture on the realities of the Madaaris is devoid of any benefit.  These conferences are restricted to speeches, photography and wasting lakhs of rupees.


May Allah Ta’ala bestow Ikhlaas (sincerity) to us all.     Was-salaam

4 Shawwaal 1442 – 17 May 2021