In the world today, Islam is the simplest, clearest and most understandable religion to be practiced. Infact, Allah (SWT) did not burden us with any part of the religion, Allah, the most gracious, most merciful.
Pristine Islam is not affiliated with occultic practices, shenanigans and excessive worship. The fundamental teachings of the religion does not make life unbearable for the worshipper rather it understands the natural concept of man being revealed from the creator of all that exists.
Man, on the other hand is arrogant and full of following his desires. A student of knowledge should be careful in choosing where he derives knowledge from. The Sheikh with the long flowing Jalab is corrupted. Some many appear as authorities in the religion but they are in the real sense, agents of Shaytan.
For a long time, we have seen people inventing different matters into the religion which includes celebration of saints. This is pathetic and saddening. As an outsider, if you have an opportunity to study the history of Islam and you hear of sects in Islam founded on the deeds of their holy ones, saints and their exploits, you will expect names like;
But NO! Over praising the above listed is itself out of Islam not to talk of someone who was not in the first three generations of Muslims. Did the prophet (pbuh) not say,
“Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, no: 3261)
So, what evidences do you have to celebrate a supposed sheikh??
Do you consider him a prophet when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the seal of all messengers?
Do you venerate him because of his Knowledge that you cannot just call yourselves Ahlul ‘Aisha?
Are his poems so great that you are not called Rumiyyah?
And what books has he written that you do not ascribe to yourself, “Imam Gazaliyyah?
Do you consider him worthy of helping you when in your Solah you recite,”It is you (Allah) we worship, it is you we seek for help”?
You think praying through him will make your prayers answered when Allah (SWT) says he is closer to you than your jugular vein?
You think he is a bestower of blessings yet you celebrated last year but this year, you still stuff people up inside trailers and buses?
Even Allah does not mandate that you travel miles to pray nor worship him but for a mere mortal you do, hanging on your neck his picture like the Christians’ cross?
Better to sleep at home than incur Allah’s wrath.
O ye Muslim!!! This religion is not complex but logical, rational and does not contradict common sense.
O ye Muslim! In the Qur’an, Allah has explained all about the Deen in details. Do not make a mystery out of what is not mysterious!!!
O ye who believe, fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except as Muslims SUBMITTING to the will of Allah. (Qur’an 3:102)
May we not go astray. Ameen
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman