THE CURSE OF LIBERALISM
Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has said that in this era, there is a raging storm of liberalism sweeping the world. Respect and reverence for Deen has been eliminated from the hearts. This disease of ‘freedom’ is prevalent in the modern thinkers. They have liberated themselves from their parents, teachers and authorities. In fact, they have liberated themselves from Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم.
The modern thinkers oppose, alter and negate the laws of Shariah without the slightest hesitation. They blurt out any drivel that comes to their mouths. They seek to subject every law of the Shariah to rationalism. In view of the corruption and derangement of their intelligence, they discern deficiencies in every sacred law of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله, hence irrational objections are raised.
The only remedy for this severe disease of liberalism is to stay for some time in the company of a pious servant of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله. Such companionship will cultivate the love for Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله and His Beloved Rasool صلى الله عليه وسلم. Love eliminates all doubts and scepticism.