Following Innovations As Part Of The Religion

Question

What outcome will face the people who accept innovations due to their self desires (khush 'qīdgī)?


Answer

Every Muslim is bound to consider something a part of the religion and adopt it which he believes has been transmitted to him from the Holy Prophet (sws). It does not have to do with the fact that whether he acquired it through his studies or he learned it from some religious scholar. He will be rewarded even if this opinion is not right if the man is determined to change his attitude whenever he discovers his mistake and remains firm in following his religion. Following one's desires and aspirations in the religion is pretty dangerous. Sincerity is the fundamental principle of religion. After preserving this sincerity one can hope that God Almighty would ignore many of his mistakes with His kindness.

Translated by: Abid Mahmood Hashmi

About the Author

Talib Mohsin


Mr Talib Mohsin was born in 1959 in the district Pakpattan of Punjab. He received elementary education in his native town. Later on he moved to Lahore and passed his matriculation from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore. He joined F.C College Lahore and graduated in 1981. He has his MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He joined Mr Ghamidi to learn religious disciplines during early years of his educational career. He is one of the senior students of Mr Ghamidi form whom he learnt Arabic Grammar and major religious disciplines.

He was a major contributor in the establishment of the institutes and other organizations by Mr Ghamidi including Anṣār al-Muslimūn and Al-Mawrid. He worked in Ishrāq, a monthly Urdu journal, from the beginning. He worked as assistant editor of the journal for many years. He has been engaged in research and writing under the auspice of Al-Mawrid and has also been teaching in the Institute.

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