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Animosity Toward Scholars

Mockery of Islamic knowledge or Islamic scholars causes disbelief. Anyone who swears at or speaks ill of an Islamic scholar will become a disbeliever and an apostate. Fisq or bid'at (on the part of a scholar) makes it necessary to take a dislike to him. Yet it is sinful to dislike him for worldly considerations. So is the case with disliking sâlih (pious) Muslims. Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu 'alaihi wa sal-lam' states in the following hadîth-i-sherîfs: "Three things increase the taste of belief: loving Allâhu ta'âlâ and His Prophet more than everything else; loving a Muslim for the sake of Allâhu ta'âlâ though he may not love you; and disliking enemies of Allâhu ta'âlâ." And "The most valuable worship is loving for the sake of Allâhu ta'âlâ 'Hubb-i fillâh' and disliking for the sake of Allâhu ta'âlâ 'Bughd-i fillâh'." It is necessary to love more a Believer who performs more worships than a Believer who performs less worship ('ibâdat). It is necessary to dislike more the disbelievers who rebel more and who spread sinning (fuhsh) and disbelief. Among the ones which are necessary to dislike for the sake of Allâhu ta'âlâ, the man's own nafs comes first. To love them means to be in their path and to be imitating their ways. The sign of belief is loving for the sake of Allâhu ta'âlâ (Hubb-i fillâh) and disliking for the sake of Allâhu ta'âlâ (Bughd-i fillâh). Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu 'alaihi wa sal-lam' states in the following hadîth-i-sherîfs: "Allâhu ta'âlâ has some slaves. They are not prophets. Prophets and martyrs will envy them on the day of Rising 'Qiyâmat'. They are Believers who live far away from each other but they love each other for the sake of Allâhu ta'âlâ even though they do not know each other," and "In the Hereafter, everybody will be with the people they loved in the world." If they do not follow the path guided by those whom they claim to love, their love will not be true. One should be friends with pious people in whom one has confidence in terms of faith and probity.