Book Name:Karamaat e Farooq e Azam
Unlawful customs and miserable condition of the Muslims
Dear Islamic brothers! Like the bad custom that was prevalent in Egypt to keep the Nile flowing, several obnoxious and prohibited customs have strong roots that have gone deep into the moral ethos of our Muslim societies and these un-Islamic practices are plunging the Muslims into the deep abyss of destruction diverting the Muslims away from the path of the Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
From pages 12 to 16 of an excellent book Islami Zindagi [the 170-page publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah, the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami], the summary of comments of a renowned commentator, a great thinker of Ummah, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الْـحَـنَّان regarding bad customs and the miserable condition of the Muslims is as follows: There cannot be a single sensible soul today that is not grieved due to the present miserable condition of the Muslims these times and their prevalent backwardness. And there is not a single eye that does not in tears upon seeing their poverty, distress and unemployment. The reign was lost by them, they became deprived of wealth, their honour and dignity came to an end. They are suffering from all types of maladies these times. Observing these conditions, anxiety reaches at its peak; but dear friends! Only crying will not help, rather it is necessary to ponder over the remedy. We must think of a few things for the sake of remedy: