Counter-Statement

January 7, 2011

I don’t need any “Mufti”. I will interpret my own Islam

Filed under: Non-Political — Rana Fahad @ 3:28 am

Recently, a doctor has wrongly diagnosed the disease with my grandfather and now I challenge the capabilities and knowledge of all the doctors. I don’t trust them and their 7 years of education. I know nothing about medical sciences but no worries; I will research on a disease on my own on internet and in medical books and find a cure for myself. My uncle is misguided by the lawyer and he lost the case. I don’t trust any lawyer now. I know nothing about the Pakistan Penal Code but I will pursue my own case. There are thousands of books written on law and material is available on internet. I will prepare my own case.

You must be thinking that I am not in my senses. If a doctor has misguided me, there are thousands of genius physicians and surgeons who have command on their subject. They have given their lives to research and I am challenging the knowledge of all the doctors. I must be insane. There are thousands of lawyers who are expert in Pakistani law as well as International law and I am challenging their expertise.

I am even more insane than you think.

I don’t know “Imaan-e-Mufasil”, I have never read “Imaan-e- Mujammil”, I don’t remember six “Qalmas”, I have never tried to learn the prayer of “Janaza” and during the “Namaz-e-Janaza” of my beloved ones and I only follow the actions of other people. For last six months I haven’t even offered “Jumma” prayer. I have read “Quran” in my childhood but never tried to read its translation. I only knows those “Hadees” which are forwarded to me through sms and I have no idea what is “Sahe-e-sitta” and how a “Hadees” could be considered as authentic or “Zaeef”.

But even then I will interpret my own Islam because few of the “Muftis” and “Mullahs” has conveyed wrong meaning of Islam. Because of those few ignorant and Munafiqeen I will use Mullah as an abusive word and I will treat every” Mufti” and Islamic scholar equally. I don’t trust any “Mufti” even if he has studied fiqah (principles of jurisprudence), books of “Fatawa” (legal verdicts), understood seven books of “Hadees” and studied Islam for 6-8 years.

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10 Comments »

  1. To start of with a discussion. We need a system like Iran, Saudi Arabia in this matter where there is a consensus on a matter of the ulema and in instance of Iran a head Cleric who all of the people living in the country consider sensible enough to follow.

    It is not a bad thing to interpret the religion according to yourself but before doing so having the knowledge about the Fiqah and other jurisprudence matters is a must. All the people in the world are equal and so what one can do the other as well. But having knowledge of that level to gave an opinion which is of the highest order and closeness to the matters of Islam is the most important thing.

    Good Effort Cheers 😀

    Comment by Ajwad — January 7, 2011 @ 4:07 am | Reply

  2. Nice piece of writing, i indeed feel that although Muftis and Mullahs claim to be the ones knowledgeble and having grip on the religious matters but certainly they fail to satify the rational minds, though their interpretions within thmselves contradict. So Although Allah has give mankind the provision to interpret according to circumstances by Ijma or Qiyas, the need is that the people in authority of this should feel the responsiblity and think about the consequences of misleading the masses which unfortunately they dont, therefore the need is that we tend to explore our religion as much as we can and avoid being mislead.

    Comment by Aleena A — January 7, 2011 @ 4:40 am | Reply

    • That is the point..if one or two muftis dont satisfy youn consult other muftis. They will certainly try to convince you with Quran and Hadees…Yes after listening to other scholars you will be in position to make a right interpretation. But sitting in the home and interpreting every thing without knowing anything is not reasonable.

      Comment by Rana Fahad — January 7, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  3. yea totally agreed before interpreting about islam we should have a knowlege about it plus interpretation of muftis and mulhas also contradict within themselves so It will be our turn to consider matters carefully and if we come across anything we would like to understand more throughly, we shouldnot hesitate to set forth our questions

    Comment by nida — January 7, 2011 @ 5:18 am | Reply

    • sorry nida…that was sarcasm.. i guess the style of writing was not clear enough and i guess i have lost the purpose and failed to convey my message..

      Comment by Rana Fahad — January 7, 2011 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  4. Well done Mr. Fahad…..that was a good one…..I have read many sarcastic comments on ST’s murder……and I hope that you have written it in the same context…..if yes….then you should have gestured towards that at-least once in your comment….so that the people could understand the real context….

    Comment by Jawad — January 7, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

  5. Well, complexity of religion can be understood through only RELIABLE school of thought, the one you follow coz a rolling stone gathers no moss… only confusion and loads of confusion will prevail otherwise !!
    What my opinion is that we all need to be careful about that thin red line which we are mostly neglecting under the influence of our self imposed enlightenment …

    Comment by Awais — January 7, 2011 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  6. Pretty good! From the last time I read one of ur blogs… this sure is an improvement. Your style of writing and expression has gone better altogether. The topic you have chosen is also quite impressive but I would have loved to read more on this rather than an aburpt ending.

    Comment by Fareha Zarsheen — January 9, 2011 @ 10:21 am | Reply

  7. “Because of those few ignorant and Munafiqeen I will use Mullah as an abusive word”
    Love it! lol! thats like the gist of your post! hahahahah…
    But the ending was kind of abrupt :s
    write a sequel to it 😉
    keep up the good work!
    love,
    Bajia.

    Comment by Shehneela — January 14, 2011 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

    • Thankew Bajia for your feed back and its right after your sis with the same observation..By the way really a sensitive topic to talk as there are two extreme poles these days..”Free thinkers/liberal” and “conservative/fundamentalists”.

      Comment by Rana Fahad — January 14, 2011 @ 8:22 pm | Reply


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