Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Water versus Tayyamum

“When we have water, why look for Tayyamum?”

An Ahmadi Maulvi raised this question when a member of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Kerala recently met him with the message of Allah in this age. He was obviously alluding to the current Ahmadiyya Khilafat as “water” and the coming of the Elect of Allah as “Tayyamum”. The larger question is this, what kind of “water” are you using now?

In a recent speech, Hadhrat Khalifatullah explicitly observed:

Do you realize that the “water” you are taking to do your “Wuzu” has become as filthy as the water from the toilets? Will you then prefer to do Tayyamum, which is made with pure soil or sand and which has been commanded by Allah (and mentioned in the Holy Quran), or would you prefer to do “Wuzu” with water which has become filthy, or sewage water or even water (though clear) but which is found in toilet pits? 

Today, the Khalifa is ready to expel good people while all fraudulent and dirty people are found in the Jamaat. The Khalifa has become just like the Christian priest who assures the adepts of his church that after confessing to their sins, then he also will throw a little “blessed water” on them and Lo! their sins would be forgiven! The Ahmadis have become blind to all the corruptions and frauds which have entered into the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. That is why some still think that “When they have water, why is there the need for Tayyamum?”

In fact, Divine Revelations is pure rain-like water coming down from the heavens as a blessing for mankind. Now, when this water is stocked in reservoirs and is channelled to your home, would you use the pure water or would you shut this tap forever, never using it? Reflect on this Qur’anic verse:

“…and We send down pure water from the clouds…” (25:49)

The Khalifatullah likened the pure water as Divine Revelations which is falling upon his humble self in Mauritius. Would these people therefore ignore that pure water and close the tap? Do they prefer stagnant water which has accumulated all kind of bacteria?

The Ahmadis from the Ahmadiyya Jamaat take their Khalifa  as the “water” in “When we have water, why is there the need for Tayyamum?”. He has been at the head of the Community for 8 years or so. Can this “water” proclaim publicly that he is that recipient, coming down from the heavens with pure water? Who is actually saying that he is the real recipient who has come with pure water from the heavens?

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَّحِيمٌ ۝

O you who believe! ... And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear God, verily, God is the one who accepts repentance, Most Merciful.” (49:13)

Like the Quran says, that when one backbites his brother it is as if he was eating the flesh of his dead brother. Likewise, would you prefer water which is unclean, filled with germs just like the corpse which is infested with microbes which a backbiter eats with appetite? Would you use this unclean water or would you make use of Tayyamum from pure soil or sand to purify yourselves?

Tayyamum is for a purpose.

It is Niyyat (intention) which counts. When one does Salaat, it is not before any creature, not confessing one’s sins before anyone, any priest. “By the grace of Allah, the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam is not to confess their sins before the Khalifatullah. The Khalifatullah is here to make you understand that you should turn only to Allah.”