Be Careful Whom You’re Following!
February 24, 2015 Leave a comment
By Rebecca Marlene Sebastian
Be careful who you’re following.
Don’t ever trick yourself into thinking that the blame and accountability for following misguided teachings and upholding misguided doctrines, some of which may even propagate lies and wickedness in the name of Allah and His messengers, will not at all be upon you, but only upon your teacher. Have no doubt that you will be questioned as to why you followed what you followed and invited others to follow, claiming it to be the truth, while in fact you were only guessing. Research the origins of their teachings and seek seek into the truthfulness of their doctrines as best as you can.
Do not believe their subliminal indoctrinating techniques, such as when they tell you that you are too ignorant and have no right to question the teachings of their predecessors who invented their doctrines. Do not fear their threats of violence and condemnation for standing up to prove their teachings to be falsehood, but fear God alone. All messengers were also given the same threatening responses from the hypocrites around them when they challenged their firmly rooted doctrines and their leaders.
For some people this is not news and may not seem like a crucial issue, but I swear by Allah, I have actually had a “muslim” tell me face to face that he truly believed if he was following misguided teachings in the name of Islam that he wouldn’t have any blame for the wrong teachings he followed and the one who spread the falsehood would only be held accountable! To me, that statement is near the top of the ignorance ladder, and I was shocked to hear a Muslim of any sect say such a thing, even while they carelessly condemn Jews, Christians, and everyone else for mixing truth with falsehood. That is obviously equal to saying that we have no responsibility and accountability for how we use the senses and rationale that Allah has instilled in us, which is an extremely misguided notion and blatantly against the teachings of the Quran.
17:36 And follow not that of which you have not the knowledge; surely the hearing and the sight and the heart, all of these, shall be questioned about that.
6:81 And how should I fear what you have set up (with Him), while you do not fear that you have set up with Allah that for which He has not sent down to you any authority; which then of the two parties is surer of security, if you know?
6:116 And if you obey most of those in the earth, they will lead you astray from Allah’s way; they follow but conjecture and they only lie.
33:67 And they shall say: O our Lord! surely we obeyed our leaders and our great men, so they led us astray from the path;
9:31 They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to serve one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him
9:34 O you who believe, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert [them] from the way of Allah . And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah – give them tidings of a painful punishment.
(6:114) Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge? And it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail
(13:11) Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.
(59:18) And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow – and be careful of (your duty to) Allah . Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.