A short clip by Maulana Ilyas Ghumman DB
Another person also desires to perform the hajj, but does not get his passport made, and does not register with the hajj committee, and says that in the times of the salaf, these things were not necessary, so why should I have to go through this system? Do you think this person will ever be allowed to perform the hajj? He refused to do what was within his powers.
The punishment for blasphemy is death in Islam. This does not mean that we take matters into our own hands. Here in Pakistan, the ulama tell us to follow the system, which is, to register a case against the one guilty of blasphemy, to hire competent lawyers, and try to get the person punished for blasphemy, because this course of action is within our powers. Now, if someone were to take matters into their own hands and kill the one responsible for blasphemy, and the law took its course against him, the person might not be able to bear the reaction of the judicial system.
To illustrate, assume that I was called to deliver a lecture in Quetta. However, the ulama of Quetta tell me that conditions are not favorable, so please postpone your plans. If I were to say, why should I postpone my plans? I am going to deliver the truth to the people. I am not afraid. If I disregarded the advice of the ulama and travel to Quetta, and am arrested and imprisoned, do you think it is reasonable for the ulama to come to my rescue? Would it be fair of me to now accuse the ulama of not coming forward to help?
Sometimes we take matters into our hands and disregard the ulama and accuse them of lacking ghayrah, and then when the law catches up with us, we accuse the ulama of not supporting our cause. How is this fair?