ABU’L `ALA MAUDUDI’S CALUMNIATIONS AGAINST THE GREAT PROPHETS AND COMPANIONS OF THIS UMMAH

Now it has become known without doubt that his writings and publications are the greatest fitnah of the present time, notwithstanding a few beneficial treatises that have appeared. It is the case of, ‘and the sin of them is greater than their usefulness.'[164] Now that stage has been reached where to keep silent seems to be a great crime. It is regretted that for forty years an offensive silence was kept. Now the time has dawned, where without fear of rebuttal and censure all his writings from A to Z should be thoroughly studied with a view to fulfill the demands for the preservation of the Deen with Haqq (truth) and justice.

Shaykh Ludhianwi said[165]:

You are aware that Prophethood is a very sensitive issue. Any expression which debases a Nabi is inappropriate. Examine the entire treasure of ahadith of Nabi (peace be upon him) and you will not find the minutest doubt regarding any Nabi (peace be upon them), but Maududi’s pen, even after reaching the sanctuary of Prophethood, remains unacquainted with respect. Without compunction he mentions:

(a) The example of Musa (peace be upon him) is that of a hasty conqueror who continues marching without reinforcing his authority. Behind him in the captured land a revolt spreads like fire in a jungle.[166]

(b) Hadrat Dawud (peace be upon him) was influenced by the general custom of the Israeli society of his era and requested Urya to divorce his wife.[167]

(c) There was a carnal desire in the act of Hadrat Dawud (peace be upon him) and he misused his authority. It was an act which did not suit any acquiescent person in the government.[168]

(d) Hadrat Nuh (peace be upon him) was overcome by his human deficiency and he became prey to the emotions of ignorance.[169]

(e) The statement of Hadrat Yusuf (peace be upon him), ‘Appoint me as a treasurer of the land’ according to him was not merely a request for the post of treasury, as some people presume, but it was a demand for dictatorship. As a result of this, the position which Yusuf (peace be upon him) achieved was very much similar to the position Mussolini [170] held.[171] (f) Hadrat Yunus (peace be upon him) was negligent in the duty of Prophethood. Presumably he left his place before time after loosing his patience.[172]

After analyzing the severe consequences of the above statements made by Maududi , Shaykh Ludhianvi noted on the hundred and twenty first page of his above named work:

Whoever has read Maududi’s book Khilafat wa Mulukiyat[173] will testify that the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them all) are openly degraded in it, and the author’s animosity for the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them) is quite apparent.

Under the title “Termination of the superiority of the law”, Maududi writes:

(a) “Another abominable innovation that originated in the rise of Mu’awiyah is that he and the governors under his command used to vilify and swear at Hadrat Ali (radiallahu anhu) from the pulpit, to such an extent that even in Masjidun Nabawi[174] on the minbar of Rasulullah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) right in front of the Rowdah-e-Nabawi, the beloved cousin of Nabi (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to be vilified. The descendants and relatives of Ali (radiallahu anhu) used to bear this abuse. To swear at any person after his death, besides the Islamic illegality is ethically despicable. To pollute the Jummah (Friday sermon) with this filth was an extremely repulsive act.[175]

(b) Hadrat Mu’awiyah (radiallahu anhu) openly violated the Qur’an and Sunnah in the matter of the distribution of the booty. According to the Qur’an and the hadith, one fifth of the total spoils of war were to be given to the public treasury and the remaining four portions were to be distributed amongst the army that participated in the battle. But Mu’awiyah gave the order that the gold and silver were to be first taken out for him and the remaining distributed according to the Shari rule.” [176]

(c) The enrolling of Ziyad ibn Sumayah was also one of the acts of Mu’awiyah which he perpetrated for political aims and thereby contravened an accepted law of Shari’ah. This was a completely unlawful act.[177]

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