When the video of Amir Liaqat Hussain who is an anchor at a Pakistani TV channel emerged on the Internet spicing up the Qaseedah Burdah Shareef with his pure refined linguistic gymnastics, I was not at all surprised. I thought to myself this was known but only difference is that the cat is out of bag now. On top of that the Holly Prophet SAW’s hadith came to my mind that I am going to write right at the beginning to elaborate my point.
Hadrat ‘Ali narrates that the Holy Prophet (SAW) said: “A time will come in the near future when there will be nothing left of Islam except its name. And there will be nothing left of the Holy Qur’an except its words [meaning the Holy Qur’an would not be understood and followed]. The mosques of that age will apparently be full of people, but will be empty of righteousness. Their ulema will be the worst creatures under the heaven. Discord will rise from them and will come right back to them.
Reference: (al-Baihaqi as quoted in al-Mishkat Kitab-ul ‘Ilm, chapter 3, p. 38 and Kan- zul ‘Ummal, chapter 6, p. 43)
To start with this is a clear indication of some sort of extra ordinary people prophesized by the Holy Prophet (SAW) to be seen by the Ummah in coming days. Secondly there is the fact that the root cause of every evil will be the mullahs and they will be the source of all kinds of dissension and discord. The Holy Prophet (SAW) further said that “these ulema will be the worst creatures under the sun, and they will apparently be of my ummah, and they will associate themselves with me. In reality, they will be, their ulema, (the ulema of the unrighteous Muslims of that time) and would have no spiritual connection to me, or even any sort of connection.’
Now once we have established this entity defined by the Holy Prophet (SAW) and to make our lives easier I will be using the word Mullah for them, the ulema defined by the Holy Prophet (SAW) above. We need to look around if we could see them around us in Islamic republic of Pakistan or beyond where the seeds of evil have been spread. But I would like to draw my readers’ attention to another Hadith, which sheds some more light on this topic. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said:
“In my ummah, an era will come when there will be disputes and there will be hostilities. Conflicts will arise. Usually, common people will fight among each other, but the blame should not rest with them. People will turn to their ulema to find out what is going on, and to see why they are the victims of violence and mayhem. When the people go to their ulema in the hope for guidance, they will find the ulema like monkeys and swine, meaning that these are not ulema, but monkeys and swine.”
(Kanzul ‘Ummal, vol. 7 p. 190)
If my readers are still confused and could not make the connection then I am going to elaborate it here for them. What Dr. Amir Liaqat here has showed all the qualities of the animals the prophet SAW has named in this hadith. To make matters even more clear he came all the way out to defend himself by declaring himself innocent and victim of fabrication and lies. Guess who he blames for that? Geo TV and off course Ahmadis (remember enemies of Khatam-e-Nabuwat). I wonder why GEO is making all the efforts to reclaim the footage? Is there someone who is regretting the greatest service to Islam he accidentally did?
But Amir Liaqat said something amazing in this response and I think that is final straw in this saga. First he blames unknown people trying to malign him. The only reason for that is jealousy and he think people out there are so silly that they could not figure out if he is really talking all that trash or someone is dubbing it over his linguistic gymnastics. It is very unfortunate to say that it is his voice and actions, movement of hands so there is an Ijma by all the aima of bologsphere and media that it is his voice over his actions. PERIOD