Mullahs taking interest

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)



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What does Islam, Hadees and The Holy Quran say about the double faced mulla's and people who pretend to be the representatives of  Allah, His apostle (s.a.w. ) and His message but in reality do exactly the opposite of what The Quran says or they themselves preach. For example I know a mulla who gave a long lecture on how "Interest is haram" in Islam, yet I know his business is highly dependant on banks and bank loans where interest is applied in all departments.



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Mullahs taking interest

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Islam is not the personal property of some ‘mullah’ or holy man! Islam is the submission of one’s will to the Will of his Lord and Creator!   There is absolutely no room in Islam for ‘mullah-ism’!    We should not judge Islam by looking at the acts of a particular holy man or ‘mullah’; but rather judge the ‘mullah’ according to the principles laid down in the Quran and the Sunnah.


If a particular ‘mullah’ or holy man is involved in practicing the haraam; his sin is on him and he will be accountable to Allah Subhanah for his deeds on the Day of Judgement!   Allah Subhanah does not look at the wealth, knowledge, clothes, face, beard, appearance, nationality, language, race, color, etc. of a person….  What is important, and the one most honorable in the sight of Allah, is the piety of the person.   It may well be that a simple laborer who lives his whole life being God-conscious and pious may attain a higher position in Paradise than the best scholar and ‘aalim’ of his generation!   


Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 49 Surah Hujurat verse 13:O mankind, We created you from one man and one woman, and then divided you into nations and tribes so that you may recognize one another.  Indeed,  the most honorable among you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most pious of you.   Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.


Any ‘mullah’ or preacher is no more than a normal human being, and he might have his share of weaknesses and sins, as no human beings (other than the Prophets) are sinless!  Thus, if the knowledge that the person gives is from the Quran and Sunnah, take it and act upon that knowledge.  And if the knowledge that the person gives is against the Quran and the Sunnah, leave it alone!  


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,




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