بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I have received different notifications these past two weeks notifying me of different comments I was mentioned on Facebook. Of these comments, I have seen where someone wrote that all reverts that embraced Islam through comparative religion are Kaafir. I ignored posts and comments like these as I do not find answering them beneficial but a waste of time.
However, my attention was called to an article written by someone who said Silence is Golden but he does not truly consider being silent especially on what he has little or no knowledge about. When I made a correction against Silence being Golden, I said, “Yes! Silence is Golden but in a world where people read the beginning and the last line of an article then make a conclusion, it is important that we explain the context of silence is golden so people don’t take it up and think silence is golden in ALL situations. Though he disagreed with my humble submission, this same person is not an example of silence is golden. What is the essence of teaching silence is golden without maintaining silence or is your silence only golden when it comes to oppression and victimization against the ‘Ummah?
I will not mention the name of this author not to give him undue popularity and also not to help spread his lies. He wrote,
“There is that morbid competition of who can win more Christians between the Osun-Ondo axis of Muslim Bible Warriors of the ACADIP calling Jamiu Adegunwa’s Risaalatul-Haqq (that apparently takes after Ahmed Deedat’s Izharul-Haqq) bloc based in Lagos – the avowed centre of everything in Nigeria including craziness.”
Praise be to Allah! I thank Allah that Salafiyyah is not strange to us else one would think that Salafiyyah is another name for lies, speculations, being scholarly on ignorance but Alhamdulillah, Salafiyyah is free from lacing Qur’an verses with lies and unfounded criticism. It is upon this author to prove that indeed, there is a morbid competition of who can win more Christians. Do I need to state the several number of times I myself have stated that it is only Allah that guides in light of the following Qur’an verse,
Surah Al-Lail, Verse 12:
إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا لَلْهُدَىٰ
Verily We take upon Ourselves to guide,
(English – Yusuf Ali)
Anyone attempting to confirm this statement of his would think that he sat down with those competing for reverts to have been so sure of the competition. In an attempt to further confirm his statement, one might even try to watch (ACADIP) CDS to see the Chief Lecturer, Mallam Yusuf Adepoju with a rope to tie down Christians that are not willing to embrace Islam or the security crew preventing non-Muslims from leaving because they are not willing to embrace Islam.
I wonder how someone like Mallam Yusuf Adepoju who is so much about convincing a Christian would quote a verse like,
Surah Al-Bayyina, Verse 6:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أُولَٰئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِ
Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.
(English – Yusuf Ali)
Should he not be so diplomatic and try to romance non-Muslims with sweet words as regards the concept of Hell, not dying except as a Muslim being that he is so much about who gets more convert?
As regards relationship with Jamiu Adegunwa, the distant relationship is not due to competition but someone’s hatred for people on the Qur’an and Sunnah based on the understanding of the pious predecessors. So, imagine being grouped with someone who constantly attacks you because you agree with ‘Eesa was not crucified and He is coming back just because who thinks he has so much knowledge about Islam did not take his time to research but concluded that it is a competition. He wrote again,
“But all of them – the Yusuf group and Risaalatul –Haqq – have many things in common: they all seek to win as many Christians as possible to Islam. Thus banking on numbers of converts has become a selling tag of recent. Four hundred people embraced Islam in Ibadan, seventy in Modakeke, one hundred in Akure, etc, are the sprawling headlines on their several media outlets.”
Please, what should they write? 1000 Muslims leave Islam? 200 sunni become Shittes? One would think that he got a revelation to have been so sure of his unfounded claims! How clairvoyant!
This mischievous, lying, cunning individual wrote,
” Another common phenomenon is the fact that many of them know more of the Bible than the Qur’aan – if they know the latter at all. When you hear them sparingly and incorrectly quote the Qur’aan it sickens your heart, but let them quote the Bible, the Pope himself will have his mouth agape. How many times have they dealt with the best of the pastors such that the latter wee in their trousers!”
I laughed when someone said (in response to this), that it is an admonition. I cannot bring myself to understand how this is an Admonition, not even the type of criticism permissible. These are pure lies, hatred, total condemnation, unresearched claims, speculations, unhealthy guesses and product of a corrupt mindset.
Again, we don’t need to dabble into what we know almost nothing about. When I read that, “When you hear them sparingly and incorrectly quote the Qur’aan it sickens your heart, but let them quote the Bible, the Pope himself will have his mouth agape”, I started to imagine brothers we recite Qur’an together and wonder if it is so sickening like he claimed. Would that not mean he is a better reciter than Sheikh Hussary or Minshawi or Abdulbasit Abdulsamad. Yes! Not everyone engaging in comparative religion knows how to properly recite the Qur’an, but is that supposed to be a Comparative problem?
The reason why many comparators are really failing is because they know so much of the Bible than the Qur’an not knowing that to compare two things, one needs proper knowledge of the two. The question is, “what calls for the generalization or what calls for crucifying everyone based on the lapses of some people. How is this writer different from those who are into comparative religion but do not know much about Islam when he makes a general declaration not taking his time to make proper research?
For those who still call it an Admonition from him, they should ask who he called (in ACADIP) to admonish privately or is the below really an Admonition?
“They think they follow the righteous way. By Allaah, their methodology is evil and misleading.”
His brothers, the Jabatas already made tekfeer of the reverts and comparative lectures, we wait for him to declare them as sects so we can be sure the ticket of the gate of Jahannam is their inheritance!
This person wrote again, ” The crux however is the fact that they give little or no attention to the Islamic learning. The converts they make are made to follow them about in selling their wares. They don’t encourage them to go in the path of learning.”
As much as I wished to ask Allah to break his back for this seeming authoritative claim is false and that maybe he be rewarded if it is true, I will simply ask Allah to rectify him and rectify us. SubhanAllah!!! How can people lie so confidently! That comparative organizations do give little or no attention to Islamic learning is not a fact but a false assumption and speculation. One would think that people like him who know so much about Islam will request that they teach reverts. I pray that no revert falls into the hands of people like this so they are not taught to tell lies and proudly spread propaganda. So, if all comparative lecturers are to be blamed for a revert’s ignorance little or no knowledge of Islam, shall we blame the scholars for the shenanigans we see amongst Muslims today. If he is so much concerned about teaching Islam and no other intention, shall we blame him for or ask what he has done to help;
* The several Imams (may Allah preserve them on khayr) that cannot recite Suratul Fatiha with proper Tajweed?
* The several number of Muslims who go for Jummu’ah on Friday and Church on Sunday. Those who have no problem with praying in Jesus’ name.
* The mothers, grandmothers, sisters that do not use the Hijab but scarfs. Who is he blaming?
* The sons and daughters of many Imams who do not appear to be Muslims even from their looks, club and drink!
* Those who bear Lasisi, Muri, Rasaki and married to more than 4 wives yet in the name of Islam.
* The several ìyá lojas when the Adhan is being called, they do not hasten to pray.
* The Muslims in Ilorin (just saying as this is everywhere) that during Dhur, ‘Asr, Maghrib and ‘Ishaa, you see more Muslims on the road, shops than you see in the mosque.
If comparative lecturers need to be crucified because many reverts are not too good in Islam, can we get a statistic of the number of Muslims from birth against Reverts that know about Islam the less? I fear that soon, a group will arise, build their own Masjid and you can’t pray in the Masjid except you wear a Niqob because it is not a house of those who have flaws but of angels. In their Manhaj, Admonition based on Adab and Hikmah would be missing but just Crucifixion.
Meanwhile, at knowislam.com.ng, we done, still doing and will continuing to do our best. We just finished reading, Kitab At-Tauhid and we will pick another book on Tawheed soon, In shaa Allah. As regards learning online, there are many things one can gain though online teaching platforms should not and cannot replace going to the Madrasah. It is just important to know that many reverts are out there that are being victimized at home that they cannot even attempt to attend a Madrasah, will they then not learn?
For this who called me based on the last article I write about a revert, let me state that I cannot make an independent decision hence I had a discussion with those that should be discussed with, we have not reached a conclusion, we’re working towards a system that will really work for seeing to reverts’ psychological, spiritual and financial problems.
To finally shut this great liar, these are the courses we have at Acadip online Institute Of Comparative Religion Studies (AICOS)
Islamic Religion Knowledge
Islamic Da’wah Methodology
The first two are prerequisites for Comparative Religion because we are well aware that someone who engages in Comparative Religion without Islamic Knowledge or Da’wah Methodology, his utterances would be a Fitnah to people and a trial for him. With the above courses, is it not going to surprise those who came up with something like that when they read that they are accused of studying the Bible than that Qur’an?
It is also worthy to state that we are not perfect and as humans, we have flaws. We ask Allah to rectify us and make us better Muslims, same for the ‘Ummah. Also worthy to note that this is not an attempt to defend all Comparative Lecturers in the world, I have written to make clarifications and affirm that most of what he included ACADIP Nigeria in are strange not just to me but the Chief Lecturer and those who are a part of ACADIP NIGERIA.
We ask Allah to rectify our brother and if he so much thinks that he is now a sure candidate of Jannah, let him ask for death to be saved from the “Fitnah” of Comparative Religion.
I’m a Muslim on the Qur’an and Sunnah based on the understanding of the pious predecessors. You didn’t invite me to Islam nor to be on the path of the Salafs so your delusion does not and will not take me away from the path. I swear by Allah, whoever embraces Muslims and not Islam will definitely become disappointed.
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman is the CEO, Knowislam.com.ng and member of ACADIP NIGERIA.