Aims and Objectives of Tolu-e-Islam
The aim and objective of the Tolu-e-Islam
Movement is to remove all non-Quranic ideologies, beliefs, and practices
prevalent in present-day Islam, and replace them with Quranic concepts based
upon reason and rationale. Tolu-e-Islam's literature is essentially directed
towards individuals who are in search of truth so that they can overcome the
forces of secularism and be able to establish a pure Quranic society,
wherever they may be. The words "Tolu-e-Islam," meaning "dawn" or
"resurgence" of Islam, were taken from the title of a poem by the
sub-continent's great Muslim philosopher and poet Allama Mohammed Iqbal.
Human intellect alone cannot
solve lifeís problems. God's revelation is required for human guidance in
the same way that vision requires light.
Godís revelation in its complete
and final form is safely preserved in the Quran. This is the universal and
permanent source of guidance for humanity for all time. Therefore, no
further revelation, nor any prophet, nor any messenger from God can come
now. The Quran is the final book of God and Muhammad (P) His last prophet
Every claim of the Quran is based
on reason and knowledge, and its truths are beyond space and time. In
order to comprehend Quranic truths, it is essential to keep abreast of the
advances made in human knowledge. And since God has endowed human beings
with the ability to conquer the forces of nature, it is necessary that
these forces be conquered only to fulfill Godís program for humanity.
The life and character of the
Prophet (P) represents the pinnacle of human dignity, decency, and
greatness. His exemplary life is the best role model for humanity. There
is no doubt about that part of the Prophetís life which is preserved in
the Quran. However, in regard to the part which is outside the Quran, if
there are historical narrations which contradict the Quran, or if they go
against the high moral character of the Prophet (P), then these narrations
are to be questioned and should not be attributed to the Prophet (P). The
same applies to the lives of his companions (R).
The goal of the Deen is to
promote obedience to the laws of Allah by freeing human beings from
obedience to other human beings. Such obedience to the laws of Allah is
only possible through the establishment of a system of government based on
these laws. Without this, the Deen (or the system of life based on the
Quran) is not possible.
The prophet (P) established this
system of Deen for the first time in Medina. In this system, obedience was
due to the laws and injunctions of the Quran. Matters of government, for
which the Quran outlines only principles, were decided within the limits
of those principles by mutual consultation of the Ummah.
After the PROPHET (P), the
rightly guided khalifas continued this system. That is, obedience was due
only to the laws and injunctions of the Quran. Matters pertaining to the
state, for which the Quran gives only principles, were decided within the
limits of these principles by mutual consultation of the Ummah. This form
of rule is known as "Khilafat ĎAla Minhaj-e-Risalat" or governance in the
footsteps of the Prophet (P).
Unfortunately, "Khilafat ĎAla
Minhaj-e-Risalat" did not continue because of the introduction of
monarchy. Thus the system of Deen disappeared which, in turn, led to the
disintegration of the Ummah. During the period of "Khilafat ĎAla
Minhaj-e-Risalat", all matters (secular and temporal) were under the
system of Deen. After the disintegration of the Ummah, a dualism was
created which separated religion and politics. That trend continues till
As Muslims, our job is to
establish once again the "Khilafat ĎAla Minhaj-e-Risalat" which requires
people to follow Allahís laws. However, those who want to lead this effort
must first bring their own lives under the fold of the laws of Allah.
The system of Deen ("Khilafat
ĎAla Minhaj-e-Risalat") which encompasses all aspects of life, if
established, will cause the current dualism to disappear. Instead of
turning to the government to decide political matters, or to the
priesthood for personal and religious matters, people will turn to the
Deen or laws of Allah, since both these institutions will be absorbed in
the system of Deen.
Until this system of "Khilafat
ĎAla Minhaj-e-Risalat" is established, no individual has the right to
demand change in the way different groups within the Ummah practice the
five pillars of Islam, or come up with any new way and call it the way of
"Allah and the Prophet (P)."
The purpose of the system of Deen,
based on the Quran, is to allow the development of the latent potential of
human beings according to the permanent values given by Allah. Hence, it
is necessary that this system accept the responsibility of providing the
basic needs of life, such as food, housing, education, health care, etc.
to all human beings.
The system of Deen, based on the
Quran, is unique. Therefore, it cannot be merged with any other man-made
systems of the world, and neither can it compromise with these, whether it
be the democratic capitalistic system of the west or the communistic
dictatorship of socialism. They are based on non-Quranic concepts and are,
As far as ahaadith are concerned,
Tolu-e-Islam considers all those ahaadith as true which are in accordance
with the Quran or which do not stain the character of the Prophet (P) or
his companions (R).
Tolu-e-Islam considers all those
who claim to receive revelation (Waíhi) from God after Prophet Muhammad
(P), to be outside the fold of Islam.
Tolu-e-Islam does not belong to any political party nor
does it belong to any religious group or sect (it has nothing to do with the
sect known as Ahle-Quran). Also, it does not want to create any new sect
because such acts of creating sects in Deen are Shirk. Tolu-e-Islam does not
advocate any change in the way different sects in the Ummah are practicing
the five pillars. In fact, it adheres to the same practices. Tolu-e-Islam
seeks to propagate the Quranic teachings so that the system of "Khilafat
ĎAla Minhaj-e-Risalat" is once again established.
This is the mission of Tolu-e-Islam presented over the
years; whatever else is attributed to it, is misleading propaganda.
Since Wednesday, March 01, 2000