Problem with court ulama

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abdus Samad

Ramadan 23, 1434 2013-08-01

Letters To The Editor

by Abdus Samad (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 6, Ramadan, 1434)

If the ulama adhere to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, they are a blessing but unfortunately many of them have succumbed to the temptations of the dunya, as Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s recent behaviour has shown.

The global Islamic movement faces a serious problem. The people — the ‘ulama — they are supposed to look up to for guidance are turning out to be a disaster. In his hard-hitting but sadly all too accurate analysis, Br. Zafar Bangash touches a raw nerve in the Ummah (Crescent, July 2013). This is not to suggest that all ‘ulama have fallen to this depth but when well-known figures like Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi become accustomed to comfortable living and kowtow to the demands of the likes of the Qatari Amir — no paragon of wisdom, he — then it points to a looming disaster!

Abdus Samad

Mississauga, ON, Canada

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