Mince Kabaab

🎙️ 🎤 An analogy of eloquent orators who don’t walk the talk

🖋 By Aarif Billah Hadhrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb رحمه الله تعالى

Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib (رحمة الله عليه) once explained that such an orator’s condition is likened to mince kabaab…uncooked.

There is no desirable aroma from an uncooked kabaab, even though it has all the necessary ingredients. If a person has to take a bite from it, he will soon spit it out. What is required is that the kabaab be grilled over fire. Then it’s aroma will attract the attention of all.

Many a time, these so-called “enlightened” scholars, who present flowery oration, have studied books by some authors who are modernists and orientalists, even Shias and Qadianis. They are thus influenced to the same way of thinking and as a result, sometimes propagate Baatil (falsehood) and even Kufr (disbelief).

In fact, some of these self-styled Islamic Scholars – of whom there are plentiful in the world – will be found freely intermingling and socialising with the opposite sex at different conferences, missing their Salaah and sometimes even indulging shamelessly in other sins.

There are so many who talk of “The Rise of Islam”, “The Rise of Islam”, yet are unable to rise before sunrise to perform Fajr Salaah – which is a Fardh (compulsory) injunction.

Some are clean-shaven…and yet Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “My Rabb commanded me to lengthen my beard and clip my moustache.”Edit

[At Tabaqatul Kubra of Ibn Sa’d, vol. 1 pg. 449 / Musnad Al Harith; Bughyatul Bahith, Hadith: 592]

To keep the beard one fist length is Waajib (compulsory) and to shave or shorten it less than this is forbidden.

Sadly, we will find so many Muslims presenting an argument, or even justification, in order to avoid, if not shun, the practical side of Deen. How many will say: “The heart has to be clean.”

If the heart of the eagle is sound, but its wings are clipped, can it ever soar in the skies? …No doubt, the beard, itself, is not the only requirement. Both the outer and inner self have to conform to the teachings of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

However, reflect over the serious insinuation, the grave implication, and derogatory andj defamatory suggestion made, in such a justification: “The heart has to be clean.” … Was not the heart of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), or the hearts of His Companions, and all the righteous ones whon followed them, clean?

Together with being clean-shaven, many are without any sign of Islam in their dressing. One hesitates to make Salaam due to the doubt created by their outer appearance. …How does one know that the person is a Muslim, if he cannot be recognised as a Muslim?

So there are many who may be highly-educated, but they lack understanding of the purpose of Islamic knowledge. If there is no practical implementation, in a person’s life, of the Shari’ah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), then such a person is deficient and weak in his Ma’rifat (Recognition) of Allah Ta’ala.

-Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel (رحمة الله عليه)