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Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani was a nobody and nothing important to the British. He was not known for his debate prowess but his fame came from challenging the British missionaries in debate. It’s like me challenging the world heavy weight boxing champion of the world! I will become famous not because I am a great boxer but because of the audacity of my challenge.
Two things happened which catapulted Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani to fame which is EXACTLY where we are today!
It MUST BE NOTED that neither Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan nor Begum Saheba were aware of Mirza’s true Aqeedah as he claimed Prophethood after the passing away of Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan and Begu, Saheba was too ill for the last ten years of her life to know anything better. The court continues charity as in the lifetime of Nawab Saheb and Begum Saheb.
Ulama COULD NOT compete because their influence was bypassed by Mirza as printing press was a brand new invention. In our times we have YouTube and Internet, anyone can write and have access to thousands of more people then Ulama and influence thousands.
The solution of issuing Fatwaas against Maulana Maududi (RA) etc does not fully work AND we need to be able to compete on the platform and take eyeballs away from the medium. Some Ulama try to become IT experts or train in Social Media which is THE WRONG APPROACH. Ulama should specialise in knowledge but hire the best people who can advise them of Social Media and Internet, this is not happening as most Deobandi Darul-ulooms, institutes and scholars are surrounded by Hazrat-Worshippers and not the best experts in their fields. Even money is not the issue as Deobandees are mega-rich!
Example? Darul-uloom Deoband! take a look at the website and output of the most prestigious institute of the Sunni world…what is most unfortunate is that India has thousands of IT people who can help out voluntarily or provide professional grade Services at a relatively cheap cost.
The YouTube celebrities of today pose a similar challenge and in competition is Darul-uloom with their level of professionalism and output, guess who wins?
Leave the experts to do their job.
An IT expert should not be allowed to issue a Fatwa.
Ulama should let IT experts propagate their work and not interfere.
Both are needed to do their jobs in their area of expertise.
Money is important but not as important as letting the right person do the right job
The second idea this thread is trying to portray is to Crush Nepotism. It is against the Sunnah of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and the Sahaba (RA), best man for the job was their policy.
IF it was a Non-Muslim, then they asked for the Non-Muslim to train Muslims and develop the (missing) skillset
Piety and Knowledge has NOTHING to do with a skillset. If a person is a fantastic mechanic or weapon developer or scientist then it is what it is.
In my limited experience, many Muslims are cheaters, liars, deceivers and not very good at their profession but they are Muslims. I regularly get cheated by mechanics, plumbers, builders etc because they are Muslims (I lose the money for the sake of Allah Ta'ala because they live in my community so let it be)
But for a project, best person for the job.
Darul-ulooms etc employ Mureeds etc for the job (when they don't have the right skill set) so projects fail.
Nepotism over Skill is a CANCER!
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.