Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an
يا ايها الذين امنوا لا تتخذوا اليهود والنصارى اولياء بعضهم اولياء بعض ومن يتولهم منكم فانه منهم ان الله لا يهدي القوم الظالمين
“O People who Believe! Do not make the Jews and the Christians your friends; they are friends of one another; and whoever among you befriends them, is one of them; indeed Allah does not guide the unjust.” [Surah al-Maidah 5:51]
Dr. Tahir and his organizations, namely the Minhaj-ul-Quran (MQI) & the Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum (MCDF), have for some years been organizing and holding celebrations marking Christmas, and inviting members of the Christian community. These functions have contained seriously objectionable statements and acts.
Apart from these, visits to the churches all over the world by MQI and MCDF members are proudly displayed on their websites – with one YouTube video showing Dr. Tahir exchanging the Qur'an with the Bible with the Christian priests!
The irony is that Dr. Tahir was the very person who defeated a prominent Christian priest, in a much publicized debate, and made the priest acknowledge that the bible was corrupted. That was 20 odd years ago, in Western Europe. So why this sudden turnaround?
And the pattern of friendship and revering symbols of disbelief has reached such a point that functions are now being held under the patronage of Dr. Tahir (and his organizations) also along with Hindus, Sikhs, Shias etc – for the goals of “inter-faith harmony, minority affairs and the pledge to work for Pakistan”.
After several warnings for
over 5 years, and failed attempts by Muslim scholars requesting him to desist
from holding Christmas celebrations and to clarify what he meant in his
objectionable speeches, a Fatwa (religious decree) of Kufr (Infidelity) and
Irtidad (apostasy) was issued against Dr. Tahir. The decree is written in Urdu,
by a renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Mohammed Fazl-e-Rasool, from Sargodha,
Pakistan. The decree was issued in April 2011, based on the speech delivered by
Dr. Tahir on 02 January 2006 (during the Christmas function held at the MQI
premises in Lahore).
Prior to this, in the 1990s, Dr. Tahir has been in the news for various other wayward declarations. These were ominous signs, but none as blatantly brazen like those in the past few years, beginning with the organizing of Christmas celebrations.
Another irony is that Dr. Tahir has named his organization “Minhajul-Qur'an (i.e. way of the Qur'an) – and the Qur'an itself is the witness against him! The organization is not the “way” of the Qur'an – it is actually taking people “away” from the Qur'an. And Dr. Tahir is rejecting the injunctions of the Holy Qur'an – so I (Aqib Farid Qadiri) have therefore described Dr. Tahir as “Man Haajj al-Qur'an” (i.e. one who refuted the Qur'an).
Recently, Dr. Tahir
organized a convention in Wembley, London (UK) – on 24 September 2011 - where he
invited leaders of several religions – including Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Christians
and Buddhists. His deviance has advanced to such a level that he has left no
doubt about his despicable and corrupted beliefs. The following abhorrent acts
were openly committed, and proudly relayed live on electronic media:-
Since these acts are
blatantly anti-Islamic and polytheistic, I am sure many more condemnations and
decrees of apostasy will be issued against him. This book, however, will clearly
demonstrate that Dr. Tahir had clearly left the path of Muslims, since many
1. Desecrating and Insulting the Holy Qur'an, by reading the corrupted Bible with it. Also exchanging the Qur'an for the Bible in a publicized function.
2. Organizing openly polytheistic functions – and that too under the banner of the Holy Qur'an.
3. Giving respect to Christian bishops and priests (by calling them honorable, embracing them, etc.), whilst they were openly refuting the Holy Qur'an by wearing the cross.
4. Classifying Christians and Jews as Believers – not disbelievers– and trying to please the Christians.
5. Insulting the celebration of Meelad un-Nabi by equating it to Christmas.
6. Being happy with continued polytheism (disbelief).
7. Desecrating the mosques by allowing them to practice their pagan practices inside it.
8. Attending functions of other religions that are openly opposed to Islam.
9. Visiting Gurdwaras, Hindu temples and Churches while showing deep “respect”, and “praying” along-with the disbelievers.
10. Holding seminars where disbelievers (including out-right idol worshipers) were invited to sing polytheistic songs (bhajans) and invited to pray to their “respective gods”.
11. Desecrating the celebration of Meelad un-Nabi, by holding it inside a church.
Listed below are the well-known elements that take one out of the fold as Islam:
1. Rejecting any one (or more) of the basic tenets of Islam.
2. Equating Islam to other religions.
3. Desecrating the symbols of Islam (e.g. Holy Qur'an, the name of the Holy Prophet and mosques).
4. Venerating the known symbols of disbelief (such as the Cross, the Hindu temples or idols and pagan festivals).
5. Being pleased with disbelief or acts of disbelief.
6. Going against the consensus of the Islamic Ummah.
Based on the charges, readers are requested to reflect on the “faith” of the perpetrators and decide if they are worthy of being called Muslims.
TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DR. TAHIR OR THE MQI / MCDF OR INCLINED TOWARDS THEM
LEAVE THE DISBELIEVERS – EVEN IF THEY ARE YOUR FATHERS OR YOUR BROTHERS!
[Taubah 9:23] O People who Believe! Do not consider your fathers and your brothers as your friends if they prefer disbelief over faith; and whoever among you befriends them - then it is he who is the unjust.
THE SUPPORTERS OF THE DISBELIEVERS ARE THE DEVILS
[Baqarah 2:257] Allah is the Guardian of the Muslims - He removes them from realms of darkness towards light; and the supporters of disbelievers are the devils - they remove them from light towards the realms of darkness; it is they who are the people of fire; they will remain in it forever.
THE DEVILS WISH TO DRAG YOU INTO HELL
[Fatir 35:6-7] Indeed Satan is your enemy, therefore you too take him as an enemy; he only calls his group so that they become the people of hell! For the disbelievers is a severe punishment; and for those who accepted faith and did good deeds, is forgiveness and an immense reward.
PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH EVEN IF THEY ARE ON THE PATH OF HELL!
[Aa`raf 7:30] He has guided one group, and one groups error has been proved; instead of Allah, they have chosen the devil as their friend and they assume that they are on guidance!
[Zukhruf 43:37] And indeed those devils prevent them from the Straight Path, and they think they are on guidance!
THE DEVIL AND WHOEVER HE DUPED WILL GO TO HELL TOGETHER.
[Ibrahim 14:49] And on that day you will see the guilty linked together in chains.
[Zukhruf 43:38] To the extent that when the disbeliever will be brought to Us, he will say to his devil, “Alas - if only there was the distance of east and west, between you and me!” - so what an evil companion he is!
[Hashr 59:16-17] The example of the devil - when he said to man “Disbelieve”; so when he has rejected faith, he says, “I am unconcerned with you - indeed I fear Allah, the Lord of The Creation.”So the fate of them both is that they are both in the fire, to remain in it forever; and this is the proper punishment for the unjust.
DO NOT LEAVE THE ESTABLISHED RIGHT PATH.
[Aal-e-Imran 3:102] O People who Believe! Fear Allah in the manner He should rightfully be feared, and do not die except as Muslims.
[Nisa 4:115] And whoever opposes the Noble Messenger after the right path has been made clear to him, and follows a way other than that of the Muslims, We shall leave him as he is, and put him in hell; and what a wretched place to return!
REPENT & SEEK THE REFUGE OF ALLAH, THE SUPREME.
[Baqarah 2:160] Except those who repent and do reform and disclose (the truth) - so I will accept their repentance; and I only am the Most Acceptor of Repentance, the Most Merciful.
[Ana`am 6:120] And give up the open and hidden sins; those who earn sins will soon receive the punishment of their earnings.
[Hud 11:61] Andto the Thamud tribe, We sent their fellow man Saleh; he said, “O my people! Worship Allah, there is no other True God except Him; He created you from the earth and established you in it, so seek forgiveness from Him and incline towards Him in repentance; indeed my Lord is Close, Acceptor of Prayer.”
[Mominun 23:97] And submit, “My Lord! I seek Your refuge from the instigation of the devils.”
[Nasr 110:3] Then proclaim the Purity of your Lord while praising Him, and seek forgiveness from Him; indeed He is the Most Acceptor of Repentance.
To those members of MQI and MCDF, who have been supporting Dr. Tahir and his abhorrent acts, knowingly or un-knowingly: the advice is to immediately repent and leave such deviant organizations.
To all others who are not involved in these acts but have soft corner for the MQI & MCDF or their leaders: PLEASE – for the sake of your own hereafter, and that of your children - stay away from such organizations and stick to the creed of the Ahle-Sunnah.
May Allah the Supreme, guide us on the Straight Path, record us among the righteous, and bestow us death only as Muslims. Aameen.
Note: All the Photographic evidences are proudly displayed on MQI websites.