Taj Hargey: “Devout Scholar” or Devious Swindler?

 

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In all honesty, I did not want to write on the banal, stereotypical, anti-Muslim, “Halal hysteria”. There has already been a cogent piece written on this topic which deserves a read.

The thing is when something like this becomes current again you wonder what runs through the minds of neocons, liberals and anti-Muslim hate-mongers.  Really.  It has happened before. And it is only convenient (for the neocons and the right-wing extremists), to regurgitate the same. This time around the Sun sensationally claimed that chickens are slaughtered alive!  Even Russell Brand picked up on the inherent prejudiced attack on the Muslim minority. As per the neocon demonisation formula, a report about food chains “secretly” feeding halal meat to the unsuspecting public is revealed. Perhaps a few reports by apologetic Muslims who do not follow Islam is published stating that they have no real concern about eating halal food.

The “Devout Muslim Scholar”!

And then you have the “devout Muslim scholar”, Taj Hargey. When a “devout Muslim” feels the need to express his (unqualified) opinion in the diatribe-churning, neocon-serving Daily Mail which produces less news and more Goebells-inspired war propaganda, then his credibility will come in for some serious scrutiny. He has of course attacked Muslims before. For instance, he called the niqab and burka a “cultural monstrosity”, calling for it to be banned.

Another reason for me necessitating the placing of my fingers to keyboard is the gratuitous maligning of the Muslim minority and Islam through Hargey’s deviousness. Had Taj Hargey, instead of misleading his readers to the false notion that he is a “devout Muslim scholar”, clearly highlighted that he does not represent normative Islamic thought and instead represents a fringe group then certainly, it would have been more honest of him. That is not the case.

In his addition to the plethora of reports on the halal media hyper-stupidity, he deviously links the choice made by companies to offer halal meat with “covert religious extremism and creeping Islamic fundamentalism making its way into Britain by the back door.” He further goes on to malign in essence, a large majority of the normative Islamic communities:

“Three of the main fundamentalist Muslim sects — the Wahhabi fanatics in Saudi Arabia, the Salafi extremists of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and the Deobandi zealots from India-Pakistan — are foisting their fabricated notions about it down our collective throats.”

Deceptively, he has associated these three groups to “extremism”. Adding sinister adjectives to groups does not negate the fact these very groups represent a large part of the Muslim minority. Hargey is lying when he associates “Salafis” with the Muslim brotherhood – a point which further accentuates when we realise that the Saudis, in accordance with their government approved scholars are supporting Sisi in Egypt against the Muslim brotherhood. The brotherhood consist of many theologically differing groups including Sufis. In fact the founder of the movement, Imam Hassan al-Banna (rahimahullah) was a Sufi! The Deobandis follow the Hanafi school of thought and are also Sufis. Hargey’s unscrupulousness is most evident here.

Onwards, he commences his attack on the entire theological basis of Islam and proceeds to lie. He continues:

“The Hadith consists of the reputed sayings of the Prophet Mohammad, only compiled some 300 years after his death, and it is replete with gross contradictions and anti-Koranic statements. We all know about Chinese whispers, and how anything can be unintentionally distorted as it goes from mouth to mouth through the generations. It’s inevitable that when words are transcribed into writing 300 years later, all kinds of differences, deviations and embellishments arise.”

Imagine statutes without competent judges who have spent years learning the various rules of interpretation and common law to help elucidate the meanings of the sections. There would be complete anarchy in both law and society.

In order to discredit mainstream Islamic thought he further exaggerates his claims.  The Hadith were categorically not compiled 300 years after his death. In Islam the two primary sources of law have always been the Qur’an and the complimentary, elucidatory Sunnah (the sayings and actions of the Prophet (peace be upon him)). The Muslims the world over have taken their guidance through the four systematised jurisprudential schools of thought (and other defunct schools which preceded them) and all four have taken the Hadith as the secondary source of Islamic law. Imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahulla), the earliest of the four Imams of the schools, died in 149AH. He left a collection of Hadiths entitled Kitaab al-Athar. Around that time Imam Malik (rahimahulla) (d.179AH), the founder of the Maliki school, also wrote the well-known Hadith collection al-Muwatta. Systematised collections of hadith already existed approximately a century after the death of the Prophet. The recording of sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in fact occurred during his life. One of the most prolific narrators of Hadith is Abu Hurayra (radhiyAllah ‘anhu), a close Companion of the Prophet (may peace be upon him). He would sit down and record the hadith narrations and actions with the approval of the Prophet (may peace be upon him). (Bukhari, (1998) Sahih Al-Bukhari, [Chapter: (what is said) regarding the memorisation of the (religious knowledge)], Hadith #119 and 120 (Karachi: Darul-Ishaat) p.106-7)).

The transmission of the narrations has been meticulously recorded. Imam Bukhari, the author of the most authentic hadith collection refused to take a hadith from a man who hung food over the head of animal which was working the land (see here an extremely short summary of Imam Bukhari’s criteria in accepting a narration). The method of transferring the knowledge of hadith is in fact the same as transmitting the Qur’an. Thus to reject the mutawatir hadith (a narration which has been narrator through so many narrators it is impossible to deny) for instance, which have been transmitted through the same means, is to cast doubt upon the infallibility of the Qur’an.

Clearly the “devout” scholars’s “intellectualism” runs only Dail Mail deep.

Conman Hargey’s Sycophantic Reality

In 1989 he sold a dream to American students of starting up a newspaper about apartheid, head quartered in South Africa. He told the students that he was a professor at the University of Cape Town, something later which, after being exposed he admitted to being a lie. He then conned the money from various sources including the students, promising them an “educational” trip. After being exposed his little support group made of students abandoned him. His various claims, lies and swindling can be seen in the original newspaper report here, here and here.

Not exactly the most trustworthy person then.

There is a further explanation to his intellectual dishonesty and lies regarding the hadith, and his excessive sycophancy with the policy of the current neocon, imperialistic government. Taj Hargey came from a family of Qadiyanis (a small heretical sect which rejects the second source of Islamic law and denies the finality of the prophethood of Prophet – a fundamental aspect of the Islamic faith). During the 80s Hargey was an ardent Qadiyani in South Africa’s Cape Town, where he owned a shop pumping out Qadiyani literature. His deceitful projection as a “devout Muslim scholar” and “intellectual” which neatly sits with the neocon and far-right agenda of increasing the hatred against normative Islam and the majority of the Muslims, is thus explained.

The founder of the Qadiyani sect, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani, who believed himself to be Mary at one point, supported the British colonialists in his writings against the various revolutionary groups who sought to de-shackle themselves from the abuse of their lands and the economic pillaging of their resources. In a letter to the colonialist appointed Lieutenant Governor of Punjab he wrote,

“I beseech and hope from the exalted Government that they protect the family which has proven through fifty years of extreme faithfulness and sincerity that it is most loyal to the Government and ready to make sacrifices… So, this Government should be mindful when dealing with its own self-implanted seedling, with due attention, and should order its officers to take into consideration the devoted services of this family and give preferential and sympathetic consideration to me and my followers.” (Tabligh-e-Risalat, Vol. 7, P. 19)

He regarded himself as the amulet and citadel to protect the English government from afflictions. God had apparently given him glad-tidings that He would not chastise the English as long as he was among them (Nur al-Haq 1894, p.34).

Whether Hargey still accepts himself as a Qadiyani is something to be confirmed, however his tirade against classical Islam and all of Muslims around the world strongly indicates that he has not left his roots. His excessive sycophancy in proving his “British-ness” whilst attacking Muslims also mirrors his leader’s behaviour.

Islam is not a faith which can be tampered with abandon. The arrogant, pseudo-intellectualism of Taj Hargey and his blatant lies with the smearing of a faith which reverberates in the hearts over a billion Muslims will not harm Islam, nor its followers. A pebble does not affect a mountain.

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  1. FOLLOWING MY CONVERSION / REVERSION TO ISLAM IN 1975, IT EVENTUALLY BECAME CLEAR THAT THE MUSLIMS ONLY HAVE THEMSELVES TO BLAME FOR THE MESS THEY ARE IN ALL AROUND THE WORLD. PARTICULARLY THE ARABS IN IRAQ, SYRIA, EGYPT AND GAZA. WHICH HAS FOLLOWED THEIR ABANDONMENT OF COMMON-SENSE – DISOBEYING [PBUH] THE PROPHET’S STRICT INSTRUCTIONS NOT TO FIGHT THE TURKS AND SIDING WITH LAWRENCE AND THE YOUNG JUDEO-MASONIC TURKS IN DISMANTLING THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE WHICH OVER 400 YEARS THEY HAD CORRUPTED FROM WITHIN. TRANSFORMING DEEN AL FITRA TO DEEN AL FITNA. IN MY BOOK SATANIC VOICES ANCIENT & MODERN THE CHAPTER ENTITLED CARVER TURKEY – HOW THE EAST WAS LOST – OPENS AS FOLLOWS:

    SECRET.

    From Sir Gerard Lowther to Sir Charles Harding
    (Private and Confidential)
    British Embassy
    Constantinople
    May 29, 1910

    “Dear Charles, Gorst’s telegram of the 23rd April about the rumored appointment of Mohamed Farid as delegate in Egypt of the Constantinople Freemasons, “said to be intimately connected with the committee of Union and Progress”, prompts me to write to you at some length on the strain of continental Freemasonry running through the Young Turk movement. I do so privately and confidentially, as this new Freemasonry in Turkey, unlike that of England and America, is in great part secret and political, and information on the subject is only available in strict confidence, while those who betray its political secrets seem to stand in fear of the hand of the Mafia. Some days ago a local Mason who divulged the signs of the craft was actually threatened with being sent before a court-martial, sitting in virtue of our state of siege. As you are aware, the Young Turkey movement in Paris was quite separate from and in great part in ignorance of the inner workings of that in Salonica. The latter has a population of about 140,000, of whom 80,000 are Spanish Jews, and 20,000 of the sect of Sabetai Levi (zevi) or Crypto-Jews, who externally profess Islamism. Many of the former have in the past acquired Italian Nationality and are Freemasons affiliated to Italian Lodges. Nathan, the Jewish Lord Mayor of Rome, is high up in Masonry, and the Jewish Premiers Luzzati and Sonnino, and other Jewish senators and deputies, are also, it appears, Masons. They claim to have been founded from and to follow the ritual of the “Ancient Scottish

    …The inspiration of the movement in Salonica would seem to have been mainly Jewish while the words “Liberté,” “Equalité”, and “Fraternité”, the motto of the young Turks, are also the device of Italian Freemasons… Shortly after the revolution in July 1908, when the Committee established itself in Constantinople, it soon became known that many of its leading members were Freemasons… it was noticed that Jews of all colours, native and foreign, were enthusiastic supporters of the new dispensation, till, as a Turk expressed it, every Hebrew became a potential spy of the occult (Balkan) Committee, and people began to remark that the movement was rather a Jewish than Turkish Revolution…”

    The Gorst, mentioned by Sir Gerard Lowther to Sir Charles Harding was none other than Sir Eldon Gorst, who in 1907 had replaced Lord Cromer as Chief British Agent and Consul-General in Cairo, a post Cromer had held from 1883. Gorst had good reason to be concerned about the activities of the “Committee of Union and Progress”, because, according to ‘The Times History of The War’, [Vol 3, pages 281-3], during his tenure of office the Christian Premier, Butros Pasha Ghali, was assassinated by a student connected with that same Judeo- Masonic organisation, which as we now know, according to Sir Gerard Lowther, was serving strictly Secular Jewish ambitions. The ‘Times History’ goes on to say:- “After the sadly premature death of Sir Eldon Gorst, Lord Kitchener was appointed in his stead.”

    Sir Gerard’s warning from his vantage point at the British Embassy in Constantinople endorses Lady Queenborough’s contention that the powers that had taken over Turkey constituted an anti-Torah Occult (Masonic) Theocrasy. In her book of that title, in the section concerned with Associations of the 20th Century, Chapter CXIII, page 585, entitled ‘The Young Turk Movement’, she makes the following observation:- “Not till 1900, when the Grand Orient virtually took over the Young Turk Party which was composed chiefly of Jews, Greeks and Armenians, did this movement assume a serious aspect.”

    Vicomte Leon de Poncins in ‘The Secret Powers behind the Revolution’ [page 66], giving the history and origin of the ‘Young Turk’ Movement, adds the following information, taken from the Masonic organ of the Grand Orient:- “The Acacia (October 1908 A secret Young Turk council was formed and the whole movement was directed from Salonica. Salonica, the most Jewish town in Europe – 70,000 Jews out of a population of 100,000 – was specially suited for the purpose. It already contained several Lodges, in which the revolutionaries could work without being disturbed. These Lodges are under the Protection of European diplomacy. And as the Sultan was without weapons against them, his fall was inevitable… On the 1st May, 1909, the representatives of 45 Turkish Lodges met in Constantinople and founded the ‘Grand Orient Ottoman’. Mahmoud Orphi Pasha was nominated Grand Master…)

    “To complete this information”, says Lady Queenborough, “we may add that two of the Salonica lodges, those of Macedonia and Labour & Lux were connected with the Grand Orient of Italy and France.”

    The above extracts, are from official / authentic documents, one from Sir Gerard Lowther of the British Embassy in Constantinople, the other, from an official Masonic publication. Both confirm that the City of Constantinople fell to an army of between 70,000 and 80,000 occult Masonic Jews and 20,000 crypto-Muslim Jews, without a shot being fired.

    Furthermore these events were clearly foretold by the Prophet Muhammad 1300 years beforehand, who also warned of The Great War (Jihad Akbar) within 6 years of its occurrence, with the emergence of the Anti-Christ one year later. In Sahih Muslim, Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet Muhammad inquired: Have you heard of a city, of which part is in the sea? Yes, they said [understanding him to mean Constantinople]. He said: “ The Last Hour shall not occur until 70,000 of the children of Isaac shall attack it. When they will come to it they will land down, but they will not fight with arms, nor shower it with arrows. They will only say: ‘There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest’, and one of its sides/defences will fall. They will recite it for the second time: ‘There is no god but Allah, and Allah is The Greatest’, and another side of the city will fall. Afterwards they will recite for a third time: ‘There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest’, and then it will be opened to them, and they will enter it and acquire booty. While they will be dividing the spoils, a proclaimer will come to them and say: Verily Dajjal/Anti-Christ has come out. Then they will leave everything and return (to him).”

    In Mishkat al-Masabih another Hadith is quoted with the following addition: “Within six years of this occurrence – watch for/expect Jihad Akbar ‘The Great War’. Then after one more year the emergence of the Dajjal (or Anti-Christ) and Revolution which would enter every Arab House, followed by mutual hatred and hostilities between the Arabs.”

    Exactly within the six years prophesied from the fall of Constantinople to 70,000 (Sons of Isaac) i.e. Semitic Jews – the Great War, the Jihad Akbar came in right on schedule. It was exactly 6 years from July 1908 – to July 1914 in which the Assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand occurred which led to the Declaration of War between Britain and Germany in the following month of August 1914. By November 1st 1914, Britain had declared war on Turkey – in response to the Caliph Abdul Hamid’s declaration of Jihad Akbar in 1914 against the United Kingdom in favour of Germany and, as previously mentioned, exactly within the time frame specified by The Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him. Other significant events resulting from the fall of the Islamic Caliphate and the rise of the Jewish Caliphate are as follows:-

    On January 5th 1915 the Turkish army was defeated in the Caucasus. On August 29th Italy declared war on Turkey. On December 13th French and British troops occupied Salonika. The Arab Uprising in 1916, the Balfour declaration in 1917, and the Bolshevik revolutions in the same year, brought with them terror on a massive scale. Following the fall of Jerusalem on December 9th 1917, came the destruction of the Turkish army at Megido (the place of Armageddon) on September 19th 1918, culminating in the ‘Peace to end all peace’- conferences on January 18th 1919, and here again we see the same well-tried conspiracies at work. Before moving on, I wish to give a third and final account of the Young ‘Turk’ revolution. This time from ‘The Times History of the War’ [Vol XIV, Chapter CCXVII, page 308]. This establishes conclusively and contrary to Professor Norman Cohn’s statements in ‘Warrant for Genocide’ that there is and always was a Judeo-Masonic Conspiracy with a strong anti-Islamic, anti-Orthodox Judeo/Christian tendency at work in the world; responsible for practically all its past and present trials and tribulations.

    The Times History says:- “In European Turkey the Spanish Jews, or Sephardim, as they call themselves, found two conditions essential for their prosperity – a benevolent government and a country in a low state of economic development. They settled in the chief commercial centres – Constantinople, Uskub, Sarajevo and above all Salonika – and rapidly supplanted Greeks, Venetians, Genoese and Ragusans.” “The settlement of the Sephardim in Rumelia was a noteworthy epoch in the history of the Jews, for it marked the first retracing of their steps in the direction of Zion. But these Sephardim never girded themselves for the final stages of the road.”

    “Salonika, with its 80,000 Jews [70,000. on page 11, Vol XII] speaking their inherited Spanish dialect, was already a Jewish home; and who could expect a Jew, with his history of wandering behind him, to abandon lightly so fair an asylum? Loyalty and material interest combined to make the Sephardim stay where they were and stand by the Turks. They became linked to the Turks more intimately through a crypto-Jewish Moslem community, the Dönme, descended from Sephardim converted in the seventeenth century.”

    “The Dönme were represented by [Turkey’s finance minister] Djavid Bey, the financier, on the Committee of Union and Progress, and through Oriental Free Masonry, which they controlled, the Salonika Sephardim were associated from the beginning with the Young Turkish movement. In Turkey as in Hungary, and from the same mixed motives of gratitude and ambition, they threw in their lot with the ruling race, and they supplied the intellectual element in the new Turkish Nationalism.”

    “The author of the standard exposition of the ‘Pan-Turanian Movement’, who calls himself by the pure Turkish name of ‘Tekin Alp’, is believed to have been a Salonika Jew; and there is also reason to suppose that the secularising, anti- Islamic tendency which is so remarkable a feature in Pan- Turanianism was partly the effect of this Jewish influence.”

    PS THE MUSLIMS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THESE EVENTS TO HAPPEN CONSTANTINOPLE FELL IN JULY 1908 – 6 YEARS LATER JIHAD AKBAR WAS DECLARED BY THE LAST CALIPH IN FAVOUR OF GERMANY IN JULY 1914
    THE GREAT WAR/JIHAD AKBAR COMMENCED IN AUGUST – AFTER ONE YEAR [MISS 1915] IN 1916 DAJJAL IN THE FORM OF LAWRENCE – WHO LIKE ALLENBY – BUSH AND BLAIR BELIEVE THAT ALLAH WALADAN / ALLAH HAS A SON ARRIVED AND INCITED THE FIRST ARAB SPRING – AND IT HAS BEEN DOWN HILL EVER SINCE – WITH HATRED ENTERING EVERY ARAB HEART FOLLOWED BY THE MUTUAL HOSTILITIES THAT HAVE PLAGUED THEM EVER SINCE. THE BALFOUR DECLARATION AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION FOLLOWED THE FOLLOWING YEAR IN 1917.
    Hadiths on Ar-Rum
    At-Tuwaijari’s Itihaf al-Jama’ah, I, pp. 75-81
    Chapter: What Has been Related Regarding a Fitna that Will Sweep the Arabs Away – ‘Abdullah ibn Amr (may Allah be pleased with them both) who said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There will be a fitna that will cleanse (tastanzifu) the Arabs – its dead will be in the Hellfire. During this time the tongue will be more severe (ashad) than a blow of the sword.”

    At-Tuwaijari then comments on the narrators of this narration and after concluding that the hadith is hasan he proceeds to explain it as follows:”[Regarding the Prophet’s] statement ‘cleanse the Arabs,’ Ibn Al-Athir and Ibn Al-Manzur have said: It means it will encompass them in destruction. It is said (in Arabic): istanzafat ash-shay’, if you take it all … While Ali al-Qari has said in Al-Mirqat: It has been said that it means it will purify them from filth (al-ardhal) [Where the Prophet said]: ‘It will not leave any single individual of this Ummah but slap him on the cheek.’ In [the hadith on the duhayma’ fitna, the Prophet] said: ‘Until the people become two camps: one of faith with no hypocrisy and one of hypocrisy with no faith.’ ”

    THE MAXIM SAYS: WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A DEEP HOLE OF YOUR OWN MAKING THE FIRST THING TO DO IS STOP DIGGING – AND WHEN ALL ELSE HAS FAILED ITS TIME TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS
    RAMADAN KAREEM
    DAUD

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