Some Muslims object, saying that there should be no harshness when responding to Qādiyānīs (or other deviated sects).
The response is: Harshness in ‘Aqīdah Matters is Pure īmān and it is requested of us by Allāh Ta’ālā and Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
The Qādiyānīs, and every other deviated sect for that matter – including modernists – take advantage of the soft nature of Muslims.
The Qādiyānīs go around saying that they are Muslims and they twist the minds of the unwary Muslims and then turn them into renegades, i.e., murtaddin. Study the position taken by Sayyidunā Ibrāhīm ‘alayhi as-salām. It can be summarized as follows:
‘O Muslims, in following Sayyidunā Ibrāhīm ‘alayhi as-salām you must have enmity for the enemies of Allāh Ta’ālā and Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and announce your freedom from them.’
This is drawn from the following verse of the Noble Qur’ān:
There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Ibrāhīm and those with him, when they said to their people, “Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone” [Sūrah Al-Mumtahinah: 4]
In the celebrated Tafsīr, Rūh Al-Ma’ānī, the following Hadīth Qudsī is recorded:
Allāh Ta’ālā says, ‘By my honour, he who does not adopt friendship with my friends, and does not have enmity for my enemies, he will not acquire my mercy.’ [Rūh Al-Ma’ānī 28/35]
Sayyidunā Abū Umāmah radiyallāhu ‘anhu reported that Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“Whoever loves for the sake of Allāh, hates for the sake of Allāh, gives for the sake of Allāh, and withholds for the sake of Allāh has perfected the faith.” [Sunan Abū Dāwūd]
This means that Muslims must hate the disbelief and disobedience that the person is involved in. It does not mean that Muslims must harm or attack others.
From these reports we learn and understand that in the sight of Allāh Ta’ālā, loving the friends of Allāh Ta’ālā is an accepted and beloved deed. In the same way, having hatred for the enemies of Allāh Ta’ālā is also an accepted and beloved deed.
At this point, the Qādiyānīs and others of their nature will jump to say, ‘So why do you hate or preach hatred?’
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The response is simple and easy.
Why do you, as a Qādiyānī hate the final Messenger of Allāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and strive with all your might and venom to deny him?
Similarly, why do other deviated sects preach hatred for the Sahābah radiyallāhu ‘anhum? Why do Modernists slyly take aim at the pious predecessors and the senior scholars of Islām who strive to protect Islām and its teachings? Is this not hatred?
Moreover, we have a case of two opposing things here. One is love for Allāh Ta’ālā and His Messenger sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the other is love for their enemies. Both of these cannot exist concurrently in one heart.
Mujaddid Alf Thānī rahimahullāh said:
‘Two forms of love, that oppose each other, cannot exist in unison in one heart. This is because it is impossible for opposites to come together. If there is love for Allāh and His Messenger sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the heart, then there cannot be love in the same heart for the enemies of Allāh Ta’ālā and His Messenger sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
Whatever amount of love there is in the heart for the enemies of Allāh Ta’ālā and His Messenger sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to that extent, love for Allāh Ta’ālā and His Messenger sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam will decrease and leave the heart.’ [Maktūbāt Imām Rabbānī vol.1 Maktūb 165]
He says in another place:
‘The sign of perfect love for Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam is that one has the perfect level of enmity and hatred for the enemies of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.’ [Maktūbāt Imām Rabbānī vol.1 Maktūb 165]
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Source: Sach-che aur Jhūte Nabī me Faraq, pp.30-34
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