MAZB-E-HAQQ - THE RIGHT CREED
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Aqaa’id of Mazb-e-Haqq -Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaah Aqaa’id -Beliefs Mazb-e-Haqq -The Right Creed Ahle Sunnah -People of the Way Wal Jamaah -Congregation of Muslims
Some Other Titles in Refutation of the Deobandi Group -This is a list only for the sake of record and not for attacking anyone As-salaamu `alaykum 35 Precious Gems from Ahle Sunnat Barelvis to Deobandis Including those several titles mentioned above, there is also the following material:
Ghazali az-Zaman Hadrat `Allama Sayyad Ahmad Sa`id Kazmi (r),al-Haqqul-Mubin (Maktaba Faridiyya, Jinnah Road, Sahewal, Pakistan). It discusses numerous issues giving the verdicts of the Deobandis and then of the Sunnis on the same topic. It does however give some quotes from "Taqwiyatul-Iman" by Isma'il Dehlwi, who as we know was Ahle-Hadith and not Deobandi, even though some Deobandis praise him in their books. In this book, `Allama Kazmi gives an example where Mawdudi took a piece of text from a book by Mawlana Qasim Nanotwi, head of Darul-`ulum Deoband and sent to the department of fatwas in the Darul-ulum of Deoband. What he didn’t do is include the name of the one who wrote the piece of text. The answer given by the Fatwa department was that the piece of text includes phrases that were kufr and that it should not be read. Itwas after Mawdudi announced this that a campaign started against him by some of the `ulama' of Deoband and even started writing against him. All of the references for this are in this book for those interested.
DEBATE - JHANG City (Maktaba Faridiyya, Jinnah Road, Sahewal, Pakistan). Victory for the Ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jama`at in a debate with the Deobandis; 296 pages;
DEBATE - ADRI City (Maktaba Faridiyya, Jinnah Road, Sahewal, Pakistan). With the Sher-e- Ahlus-Sunnah Munazir-e-Islam Mawlana Hasmat `Ali Khan on the topic of ILMUL-GHAYB
VIDEOED DEBATE -`Allama Said Asad debating the Deobandis. He mentions one debate that went on for three days! On the third day, Sa`id Asad stated that during the course of the three days, he had been researching items to extol the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), but the deobandi had been searching items to defame the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). When the Deobandi himself came to speak, he hesitantly had to admit this in public.
Mawlawi Muhammad Ajmal Sanbhili, Raddi Shihabuth-Thaqib (Matbu'a Karachi, 1954/1374)
Tuwayj iri of Riyadh, ad-Deobandiyya. At the present moment, the Saudi capital in Riyadh has published a 300 page book titled "ad-Deobandiyyah" written by Shaykh Tuwayjiri which exposes, with proof, the corrupt beliefs of the `Ulama' of Deoband and how they deviated from Islam on the basis of `Aqa'id.
The Religion Reformers of Islam (Turkey: Waqf Ikhlas, Istanbul; Fatih). This includes comprehensive material in English about the beliefs of both the scholars of Deoband and the Tablighi Jamat.
Mawlana Hasanayn Rida Khan, WA Saya Sharif; this is manly concerned about the passing away of Ala Hadrat (r) and even explains its meriteous date. It also shows the opposite about some of the Deobandi scholars.
Hadrat Pir Sayyad Mehr `Ali Shah Golrawi, Mehr-e-Munir. He refutes some of the extremist positions held by the Deobandi group in this work.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mas`ud Ahmad, Fazil-e-Bareylwi `Ulama'-e-Hijaz ki nazar me (Fazile- Barelwi in the eyes of the scholars of Hijaz) (Pakistan: Diya-ul-Qur'an Publishers, Ganj Bakhsh Road, Urdu Bazar Lahore). This book contains 263 pages in defence of three of Ala Hadrat's (r) works and includes a reply to the book, "Shihabuth-Thaqib" by Husayn Ahmad Tadhnwi [then Madani], the Sadar Mudarris, Madrasa Darul-`Ulum Deoband and “al-Muhannad”by Ambhetwi.
Khatib-e-Pakistan `Allama Muhammad Shafi` Okarvi, Ta`arif `Ulama'-e-Deoband (Pakistan: Diya-ul-Qur'an Publishers, Ganj Bakhsh Road, Urdu Bazar; Lahore). A very thorough insight into the various contradictory verdicts between the Deobandis and a defence of some of the positions of Ala Hadrat (r), a very powerful refutation indeed;
Zahoor Afsar, A'la Hadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Barelvi at a Glance, vol. 1 (Rida International Publications, Karachi, Pakistan); this is a good introductory work on Ala Hadrat in the English language; it does touch on some of the differences he had with the Deobandi scholars.
Mawlana Qausar Niazi ex-Minister Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imam Ahmad Rida -A versatile Personality (Karachi, 1992)
Mawlana Hasan `Ali Rizwi, Akabir-e-Deoband Ka Takfiri Afsana (Maktaba Faridiyya, Jinnah Road, Sahewal, Pakistan).
Khatib-e-Pakistan `Allama Muhammad Shafi` Okarvi, Milad-e-Shafi` (Pakistan: Diya-ul- Qur'an Publishers, Ganj Bakhsh Road, Urdu Bazar; Lahore).
Mujahid Fadl-e-Haqq Khayrabadi, Baghi-e-Hindustan (Lahore: Maktaba Qadriyya).
Mawlana Hamid Rida Khan, al-Ijazatul-Matina li`ulama' bi Makkata wal-Madina.
Mawlana Rahman `Ali, Tadhkirah `Ulama'-e-Hind (Matbu'a: Karachi, 1961/1381)
Mawlana `Abdul-Mustafa A`zami, Ma`mulat al-abrar bi ma`na al-athar (Mutba'a: Lucknow, 1964/1384).
`Allama Arshad-ul-Qadri, Tablighi Jamat (Maktaba Nabawiyya, Ganj Bakhsh Road, Lahore). This scholar is from India and when Shaykh Muhsin an-Najjar of Egypt sallal laahu alaihi wasallam him, he said that he had all the signs of a wali. Shaykh Muhsin approached him to ask him for an ijazah, which he was given. In the book, he mentions some personal encounters with the head of the Tablighi Jama`at, Mawlana Yusuf and refutations of some of their positions. The book has the approval of a whole list of scholars, which he mentions on page 35. The book is 207 pages in total.
Mawlana Muhammad Sabir Qadri, Mujaddid-e-Islam (India: Matbu'a: Kanpur, 1959/1379)
Mawlana Muhammad `Abdul-Hakim Sharaf Qadri, sallal laahu alaihi wasallama'ikh Sirajul Fuqaha (Matbu'a: Lahore, 1976/1396)
Mawlana Mahmud Ahmad Qadri, Tadhkirah `Ulama'-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat (Islamabad: Bhawanipur (Muzafarpur), 1391)
Muballigh-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, Mawlana Ashrafi, Wahhabi and Deobandi beliefs (Preston, UK). This book is unique in that it includes photocopies of the covers and pages of the Wahhabi and Deobandi books on which objections are made. The book is in English and helps clears doubts to English speaking Muslims. It could do with some editing to improve the quality of the English.
`Arif-e-Kamil Hadrat Mawlana Muhammad Nabi Bakhsh Halwa'i Naqshbandi, Tafsir-e- Nabawi (Maktaba Nabawiyya, Ganj Bakhsh Road, Lahore). This is a power refutation with reference to 110 Tafsir Books, of all of the false beliefs that have spread amongst the Muslims in our time
Mawlana Abul-Hamid Ziya-Ullah Qadri, Hat or pô (n) chumne ka sabut (evidences for kissing the hands and feet) (Maktaba Qadriyya, Lahore)
Mawlana Mushtaq Ahmad Nizami Allahabadi, `Aqa'id-e-Ahlus-Sunnah (Maktaba Faridiyya, Jinnah Road)
Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan, Ja al-Haqq WA Jahaqul-Batil (Various Publishers). The author used to be a Deobandi but later became a Sunni through association and studying under some of the students of Ala Hadrat (r). The book includes a comprehensive defence of the Ahlus-Sunnah positions and a sound refutation of some of the corrupt ones held by the Deobandis.
`Allama Arshad-ul-Qadri, Zalzala [EARTHQUAKE!] (Maktaba Nabawiyya, Ganj Bakhsh Road, Lahore) This book is also available in English. It includes a forward by a scholar from the Darul-`ulum of Deoband, who concedes that the Deobandis have no replies to the arguments and questions put forward by `Allama Arshad-ul-Qadri.
Maulana Kaukab Noorani, White and Black -Deobandi-ism caught in its own trap (Maulana Okarvi Academy Al A'lami, P.O. Box 340, Durban; 4000 Natal, South Africa). A comprehensive refutation of a series of booklets entitled "Johannesburg to Brailley”. A very powerful and thorough refutation and insight into the ideas of the Deobandis; A must for all English speaking Muslims to purchase; this work is so good but the English needs to be patched up in some places and arguments re-organised.
Mawlana Khalil Ashraf A`zami, Tamacha [Translation: BIG SLAP!!??] (Maktaba Faridiyya).
Mawlana Abul-Hamid Ziya-Ullah Qadri, Sirat-e-Ghawthuth-Thaqalayn (Maktaba Qadriyya, Lahore) ;This has a few quotes about seeking help by means of Ghawthul-Azam (ra).
Hadrat `Allama Shah `Abdul-Mustafa A`zami, `Aja’ib-ul-Qur’an (Darul-`Ulum Faydur- Rasul, Brawon Sharif). He is the Shaykhul-Hadith of this school and his book includes refutations of some of the positions held by the Deobandis.
Mawlana Abul-Hamid Ziya-Ullah Qadri, Wahhabi madh-hab ki Haqiqat (The Truth about the Wahhabi religion) (Maktaba Qadriyya, Lahore) A very good book going through the history and beliefs of the Wahhabi sect and ending with the Deobandis!
And many many others;
One thing that really annoyed me was the opinion of some Deobandis on Darud Taj and Darud Laki. When my mother went to Madina Sharif, in the blessed mosque of our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), while she was reading Darud Taj, a Deobandi woman came and told her that it was not allowed. My mother became upset as she was being told this in such a great place. So she confronted her, then the Deobandiya changed her tune and said that it could only be recited from afar. She changed her story again and said that she doesn’t know about it but that this is what her madrasa taught her. Ignoring the arguments, what right does anyone have to say such a thing in Masjid an-Nabi!!! And as for the origin of this sick thought, we don’t have to search very far. About Darud Taj and Darud Laki, it is stated about Zakariya Kandhlawi: “Darud, Taj, Laki wagera amuman ap ko pasand na teh” “Darud Taj, Laki etc were not liked by him” (Zakariya Kandhlawi, Fazaa’il-e-A’maal (Karachi: Maktaba `Arifin), Faza’il-e-Darud, Fasl: 3, p. 92)
The same view is communicated about Rashid Ahmad Gangohi in two places: “Darud, Taj, Laki wagera amuman ap ko pasand nahi teh” “Darud Taj, Laki etc were not liked by him” “or is KO khilaf-e-shara` farmadete tehn” “and he would declare to be against Shari`ah.” (Tadhkiratur- Rashid, v. 2, p. 117 & p. 225)
Note: Zakariya Kandhlawi’s “Faza’il-e-A`mal” used to be known as, “Tablighi Nisab” but now it is called, "Faza'il-e-A`mal." The recent editions of this work have had the section on “Faza’il-e- Darud” entirely removed from it, both in the Urdu and English. You may be surprised to read in that chapter the usage of the words, “As-Salatu was-salamu `alayka ya rasulallah.” Could that be the reason for it being removed?
With regard to the extremist Deobandis, isn't that what those who call themselves, "Sipah-e- Sahaba" are? Shooting Muslims and exploding bombs, when they could be fighting for the Muslims of Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir, Philippines, Nigeria, Macedonia etc,
Wallah, I DO know Deobandis who are EXACTLY the same as the Barelvis! Don't you think that this argumentation against Ala Hadrat has gone beyond any reliable proofs?
ALA HADRAT MAWLANA AHMAD RIDA KHAN BARELVI (Radhiallahu anhu) was one of the mujaddids of his time. His life was an embodiment of the way of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He even lived for the same number of years as the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) -63. His works and poems show his deep and unbroken love for our Master (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). There were only ELEVEN people in his chain, between himself and Hadrat Imam Bukhari (r). The edition of his “FATAWA AR-RIDWIYYA” published in Faysalabad, Pakistan, will be THIRTY volumes and was compiled by fifteen scholars. Anyone who reads it will just be astounded, as has every scholar I have shown it to. Even Ala Hadrat’s beautiful grave is illuminated and full of barakah. You feel that you are in paradise when you visit it. It is surrounded by Hadiths and Qur’anic Verses. Around the top of his beautiful grave is the Hadith about the mujaddid appearing in each century and that was because he is among them.
In the South African Deobandi groups in “Kitaab al-`Aqaid” refers to the Bareylwis as the “Qabar Pujaris (grave worshipping) sect having its head quarters in Bareilly.” No we are not grave worshippers and also our headquarters is not Bareilly. Our head quarter is Gumbad-e-Khidra in Madina Sharif! And yes, we adore the grave under it and we also revear it. It is dearer to us even than the Ka`ba! We also love and take the soil of Madina using it as “Surma” for our eyelashes and a cure for our illnesses. But people who have been eating haram food or who studied in places opened for them by their colonial masters all their lives wouldn’t understand this.
Ala Hadrat’s “Salams” on the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) (Mustafa jan-e-rahmat pe lako Salam) is better known in the Sub-Continent than the “Burdah Sharif” of Busiri (r) is there. In there, he writes:
“Jin ki taski se rote huwe hans pare
Us tabassum ki `adat pe lako Salam”
“That comforting smile which causes the weeping to laugh Upon that beautiful habitual smile, countless salutations of peace” And the description of the Milad in his “Salams” is also just unbelievable:
“Jis sohani gari chamka tayba ka chand
Us dil afrôz sa`at pe lako salam”
“That golden moment in which the Moon of Purity shone forth Upon that heart rekindling instance, countless salutations of peace”
The words he uses are just amazing:
SOHANI: just beautiful and golden
GARI: instant in time, fraction of a second, microsecond, like the tick of a seconds hand on a clock; He used the most amazing word anyone can possibly have chosen. CHAMKA: when shone forth, glittered, and enlightened
How many poems by Deobandis are known? I don’t even know a single one. Who doesn’t know Ala Hadrat’s poem “sab se awla-o-ala hamara nabi” which every Deobandi listens to and in which he says:
“Jin ke talwô ka dôwan he abe hayat”
“The water that drains off his feet is a spring/pool of life!”
During his first Hajj, Ala Hadrat proclaimed:
“Hajiyo! Ao Shahen Shah ka roza deko
Kaba tô dek chuke, Kabe ka Kaba deko”
“Haji’s! Come and see the rawda of the king of kings!
You have seen the Ka`ba, now come and see the Ka`ba of Ka`ba’s!
” Allahu Akbar!
During his life, Ala Hadrat just wanted to defend the honour of our Master. If he didn’t do what he did and when he did it, respect for our Master would have been destroyed in the Sub-Continent. The general trend was moving towards that direction. He crushed this devilish trend under his feet. He says:
"Husn-e-Yusuf pe katin misr me angust-e-zana
SAR kata Te he tere nam pe mardan-e-`arab"
"With the beauty of Yusuf (a), the women of Egypt cut their hands and fingers,
With you (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! Every man of Arabia is ready to give their heads!"
He extolled and honoured the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) immensely.
The Qur’an mentions many Prophets saying that they would do certain acts of worship saying to Allah “fa tar Da” -“so that you are pleased.” But the Qur’an also mentions that Allah says to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam): “WA la sallal laahu alaihi wasallam fa yu`ti ka rabbuka fa tarda” “And We shall give to you (O Muhammad) ‘fa tar Da’ - ‘so that you are pleased.’” (93:5)
Imam Fakhruddin Razi reports the following Hadith Qudsi: “O Muhammad! Everything desires to gain My pleasure! But I desire to please you!” (Razi, Tafsir Kabir, 2)
It was this that Ala Hadrat expressed in his poem:
“Khudah ki raza chahatay hain do `alam
Khudah chahata hai raza-e-Muhammad”
“Both the worlds seek to please the Lord Almighty
And Allah wishes that His beloved Muhammad is pleased”
ALA HADRAT was not made into a mujaddid by money from petrol dollars! It was not the colonialists who opened his Darul-`ulum, unlike the others that opened during his time! NO! It was his blazing love for the beloved of the Lord! Everyone sallal laahu alaihi wasallam this in him and his works and they, Arab and `Ajam, hastily declared him to be a MUJADDID!
Other than Ala Hadrat, who was there in the WHOLE of the Sub-Continent who said something like:
“TU ZINDA HE WALLAH! TU ZINDA HE!”
“YOU ARE ALIVE! BY ALLAH! YOU ARE ALIVE!” (Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam)
All of those who rejected and insulted our Master (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in this life -when they see his beautiful face in their graves will have to speak the truth and be forced to say: “TU ZINDA HE WALLAH! TU ZINDA HE!”
In their graves they will have no other option except to confess: “TU ZINDA HE WALLAH! TU ZINDA HE!”
On the Day of Reckoning, our Master will be given his honourable and beloved place and will be SEATED ON THE `ARSH OF ALLAH to be paraded in front of everything that had ever been created. The whole creation will declare: “TU ZINDA HE WALLAH! TU ZINDA HE!”
On that day NO ONE will be able to reject this! But for some, it will be too late. Their abode will be PAINFUL and PERMANENT! They did not recognise Allah’s Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in this life and as a result, in that life, they will never be able to escape. HELL will be their abode forever!
Say this today to escape the torment of tomorrow:
“TU ZINDA HE WALLAH! TU ZINDA HE!”
“YOU ARE ALIVE! BY ALLAH! YOU ARE ALIVE!”
The Wahhabi’s know them selves the influence and power of Ala Hadrat on ordinary Muslims and also on the Deobandi `Ulama’. They have even written a book in Urdu called, “Bareylwi or Deobandi ek hi he”
“The Bareylwis and Deobandis are all one [and the same] thing!”
Nearly all of the Muslims in the Sub-Continent are Bareylwi. They love the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), his Sahaba and the thousands of Awliya that have ever been, and would do anything to save their prestige. They simply desire one look at their beloved. Many of them have never even heard of Bareylwi, but they know the famous Salams of Ala Hadrat. Earlier, I mentioned the statement of Mulla `Ali Qari saying that the soul of the Prophet `alayhis-salam is present in the homes of Muslims. It is in relation to this that Ala Hadrat said: “Suna he ap har `ashiq ge gar tashrif late he Mere gar me bi hô ja-e chiraga ya rasulallah!”--“I have heard that you come to the home of every lover; may your blaze, ya rasulallah shine be in my home too!” In reality, everything we have is provided by Allah and distributed by the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
Ya rasulullah unZurhalana Ya Habiballah ismaqalana
Innani fi bahhammim mughraqun Khudh yadi sahillana ashqalana
O Allah’s Messenger, look at our condition O Allah’s Beloved, hear what we say I’m drowning in the oceans of grief Take my hand and bring ease to my difficulties
“TU ZINDA HE WALLAH! TU ZINDA HE!”
Allahumma shaffi`hu fiyya O Allah, accept his intercession for me!
I hope that Allah accepts this small effort and that the soul of the IMAM of AHLUS-SUNNA, MUJADDID DIN-O-MILLAT, `ALA HADRAT, `AZIMUL-BARAKAT, `ALLAMA, MAWLANA, SHAH AHMAD RIDA KHAN (BAREYLWI) QUDDISA SIRRUH WA NAWWARUL-LLAHU MARQADAH, be pleased!
The so-called institution of Deoband These so-called great scholars of the huge and vast institution of Deoband are the spiritual masters of Deo Kae Bande [Men of Devil]. Let us see what respect have they shown to the Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
On page 51 of "Buraheen-e-Qaati’ah", Khalil Ahmed Ambethwi says: "After looking at the condition of Satan and the Angel of Death, it can be gained that they possess a great depth of knowledge and this has been proven from the Qur’an and Ahadith. To prove such knowledge for Fakhre-e-Aalam (Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihi wasallam) without proof from the Qur’an and Ahadith, but from common sense, is a false thought. If, to do so is not a Shirk, then in which category of faith does it fall?"
On page 6 of "Hifzul Imaan", (printed in Mazahirul Uloom), Ashraf Ali Thanwi says: "If knowledge of the Unseen refers to partial knowledge, then what specialty is there in Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam). Such knowledge is possessed by Zayd and Amr (any Tom, Dick and Harry), every child, insane people and all types of animals."
On page 5 of "Tahzeeru-n-Naas" (published in Maktabah Fayz Nazd Jami Masjid Deoband), Qasim Nanotvi says: "Prophets are superior to their followers only in knowledge, but in good deeds, followers sometimes seem equal and occasionally even become superior to them."
In part II, page 12 of Fatawa-e-Rashidiyah, (published Maktabah Rashidiyah, Jami Masjid Delhi), Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi says: "The word ‘Rahmatul-lil-Aalameen’ is not a specialty of Rasool (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam). But other Prophets, saints and great Ulema are also cause of mercy unto the worlds, even though Rasool (Sallallaho Alaihi wasallam) is the highest of them all. Therefore, to use this word on others is also permissible."
If one examines the original books that were written by these Deobandis, one will find other similar derogatory statements. Imam Ahmed Raza (rahmatullah alaih) sent many of the blasphemous and derogatory statements to the Ulema of Mecca and Medina Shareef for clarification. They did not hesitate in passing the Fatawa of Kufr against such people who insulted Almighty Allah and the Beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
Muhammad Saeed bin Baabseel, Mufti of the Shafeyi order in Mecca wrote: "After sending praise and salutations, I have seen that which that learned person and professional teacher has purely written. It is a struggle on behalf of the religion of Muhammad. In other words, my brother and my respected Hazrat Ahmed Raza Khan (rahmatullah alaih) who in his book "Al Mu’tamadul Mustanad" have refuted the evil leaders of the false sects and false beliefs. Such people are worse than all evil, wicked and seditious people. Our author, in his book, has summarized and stated the names of those wrongdoers, who due to their wrong doings, are soon to become the worst and the
lowest amongst the infidels." Muhammad bin Abdus Salam Daghistani, Mufti Madinatul Munawwarah wrote: "O Readers! It is essential for you to hold on to this Kitaab which its author has written with great swiftness. You will find this book bright and evident proof in refutal of these groups. Especially those individuals who intend to undo the objective, which is already bound. Who are these individuals who are known as Wahhabis? From amongst them is Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani who has claimed Prophethood, and the other ones who have come out of Deen and insulted the dignity of the Beloved Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam) are Qasim Nanotvi, Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi, Khalil Ahmed Ambethvi and Ashraf Ali Thanwi and all those who follow their ways.
"Almighty Allah grants Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (rahmatullah alaih) great reward for he has given cure and has answered his decree which is in his book, "Al Mu’tamadul Mustanad", in which are also the decrees of the Ulema of Mecca and Medina. Due to the corruption and trouble, it has become necessary for them as they (the misguided) are spreading corruption on this earth. They and all those on their path"
Umar bin Hamadan Almahrasi, Servant at the Masjid-e-Nabawi wrote: "After pace and salutations, I put my sight on the book of a learned person on this earth. He has widened the path of knowledge and, in it (the book) made obvious every interpretation and utterance in his clearly convincing and sufficient arguments. He is Hazrat Ahmed Raza Khan (rahmatullah alaih) on whose name is "Al Mu’tamadul Mustanad".
"May Almighty Allah protect his life and always keep him happy. Now, that which is in refutal of those people, cursed and evil Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani, who is the Dajjal Khazzab of the last decade, Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi and Khalil Ahmed Ambethvi and Ashraf Ali Thanwi, degrading and insulting Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam). Then, it is no doubt that they are Kafirs and those who have the power to execute them, and then it is necessary for them to do so, to give them the death sentence."
Over two hundred such Fatawa have been compiled by Ala-Hazrat (rahmatullah alaih) himself under the world famous title "Husaamul Haramain".
The Major Different groups and their beliefs:
Now that we know who the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah – “are”, we will look at the beliefs of the other groups (Firqahs). Note that all their beliefs are against their beliefs of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah. Some of the major sects or cults are as follows:
Mu’tazilites: The Mu’tazilites has been divided into 20 groups and among their corrupted beliefs are:
A. A person is a creator of his own actions.
B. On the Day of Judgement nobody will be able to see Allah.
C. It is Fard and Waajib upon Almighty Allah to reward good and punish evil.
Shias: The Shias have been divided into 22 groups and from them many off shoots or branches.
Due to their erroneous beliefs in connection with the personality of Sayyiduna Ali Murtadha (radi Allahu anhu) they have been expelled from the fold of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.
Kharijites: This group was divided into 20 groups. Their beliefs were contrary to that of the Shias for they hated and made false allegations against Sayyiduna Ali Murtadha (radi Allahu anhu). The Deobandis /Wahhabis /Najdi group are also considered as one of the offshoots of the Kharijites.
Some beliefs of the Deobandi /Wahhabi /Najdi group are:
• Allah can speak a lie. (Fatawah Rasheediyah, by Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi)
• Allah does not know beforehand what His creations would do. He only comes to after they have
done something. (Bulghatul Hairaan, by Hussain Ali)
• Shaitaan and the Angel of Death are more knowledgeable than the Prophet. (Baraaheen-e- Qaati’ah, by Khalil Ahmed Ambethvi)
• The amount of Knowledge of the Unseen possessed by the Prophet has also been given to animals, lunatics and children. (Hifzul Iman, by Ashraf Ali Thanvi)
• The Prophet is not the only Rahmatul-lil Aalameen (Mercy to the Worlds). (Fatawah Rasheediyah, by Rashid Ahmed Gangohi)
• It is possible for another Nabi to appear after the Holy Prophet. (Tahzeerun Naas, by Qasim Nanotvi)
• The Holy Prophet learned the Urdu language from the Ulema of Deoband. (Baraaheen-e- Qaati’ah, by Khalil Ahmed Ambhetvi)
Marjiyahs: They were divided into 5 groups. They believed that if a person possessed Imaan, then there was no such thing as sin. In other words, they say that man is sinless.
Najaariyahs: They were divided into 3 groups. Although certain of their actions were in accordance with the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah, yet, they declared that the Holy Quran was a creation, thereby excluding themselves from the majority of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.
Jabarriyahs: They considered man to be absolutely helpless without even having the power to do well.
Mushabbahs: This group was famous for associating one thing with the other. They believed that Almighty Allah was similar to the human in physical attributes. They also believed that it was possible for Almighty Allah to be imprisoned within a human body.
I seek forgiveness from Almighty Allah for reproducing such utterances even though our sole purpose in doing so is to warn Sunnis about such corrupted groups.
Twelve sects to be avoided:
A’la Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi (radi Allahu anhu) has identified 12 Cults or sects which he said have Shaitaan as their Murshid. Muslims should avoid such groups, as taking guidance from them will invite the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala. The Cults identified by A’la Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (radi Allahu anhu) are:
The evil jesters who mock the Ulama and jeer at the teachings of the Shari’ah. They (Falsely) claim that the Ulama and the Fuqara have always been at odds with each other. These ignorant idiots cast doubts over the most eminent Ulama and question their integrity. They slander them by calling them (Ulama) "pundits" and say that the Ulama should exhibit/perform miracles like those of the Prophets of Bani Israel.
Heretics who are self-proclaimed Faqeers and Walis (Saints). They claim that Shari’ah is a path, which is no longer needed once the destination is reached.
Those who; are actually unlettered, uncultivated and uneducated. They skim through a few books and feign to be most knowledgeable. They disregard the Imams of Fiqh like Imam Abu Hanifa, Imaan Shafi’i… and consider themselves more learned than them and find faults with their rulings and decrees. They consider themselves greater scholars of the Quran and Hadith than the Imams. Such persons are misguided -Ghair Muqallids or Ahle Hadis.
Worse than the first three cults are those who believe in the Book "Taqwi’atul Imaan" by Ismail Dehlawi and have turned their backs on the Quran and the Hadith. According to their principles and beliefs contained in the afore-mentioned text, even Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) are Mushriks! The text "Taqwi’atul Imaan" is the source text and root of Deobandism.
Worst than all those are the Deobandis who have rationalized Kufriah teachings of Gangohi, Nanotvi and Thanwi, etc, and colo uring it in as an Islamic context. They have transgressed to such an extent that they have accepted insults of Allah Ta’ala and the beloved Rasool (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam).
Chakraalwi (Ahle Quran or Quraani group)
Rawaafiz (Shi’ite dissenting sect)
Khawaarij (a sect dissenting from Hazrat Ali radi Allahu anhu)
Nawaasib (a sect dissenting from Hazrat Ali radi Allahu anhu and Ahle Bait)
Mo’tazelah, etc. (rationalistic sect of dissenters) (Fatawa Afriqa)
Some False beliefs answered:
To think according to principle, to possess true faith and believe and accept the true Commands of Islam is known as "Aqeeda". It is also understood as one's intention, concept and path that one follows. It must also be understood that the basis of one's action is one's Imaan and that the basis of one's Imaan is one's Aqeeda. If one's Aqeeda is corrupt, then one's Imaan is improper and if one's Imaan is not proper, then his Amaal (actions) are useless. In other words, Aqeeda is the soul, Imaan is the body and Amal is the garb.
To have good and strong Imaan, one must have the proper Aqeeda. It is for this reason that we quote a few un-Islamic beliefs together with the proper Islamic answers, so that we may, after reading about them, repent from any False and corrupt beliefs that we may hold and, thereafter, hold firmly to the proper Islamic beliefs. To hold improper per Aqeeda leads to Kufr, whereas proper Aqeeda is strength for Imaan! The un-Islamic beliefs which we have quoted below are quotations from those individuals who possess such beliefs and by writing them in this book; we have no intention of Kufr.
False Belief 1: "Allah can speak lies". ("Barahine Qaatia" by Khaleel Ambetwi; "Yakrozi" by Ismaeel Dehlwi; "Fatawa Rasheedia" by Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi)
Proper Belief: Lies is a defect which is not worthy of the Zaat of Almighty Allah and is totally Muhaal (Impossible) for Almighty Allah. Allah is free from all shortages and defects thus making lies Muhaal for Almighty Allah.
False Belief 2: To say that Allah is free from place, space, direction and time, etc. is to be misled. ("Izaahul Haq" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
Proper Belief: Time and space have been created and will be eventually destroyed. Almighty Allah is Qadeem (Always Is and Always Will Be). If one accepts Allah to be in a fixed place and in a fixed time zone, then one will have to accept, Ma'az-Allah, that Allah is a creation and can be destroyed, whereas it is well known that, that which is Haadith (non-Eternal) and can be destroyed can never be Allah. The Being of Allah is Eternal and anything that is non-Eternal cannot be Allah. It is, thus, necessary to accept Almighty Allah to be free from time and place.
False Belief 3: The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had died and is mixed in the sand. ("Taqwiyat-ul Imaan" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
Proper Belief: It has been stated in the Hadith: "Verily, Almighty Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth to eat the bodies of the Ambiya". It has also been stated that Ambiya are alive and are blessed with Sustenance from Almighty Allah.
False Belief 4: Every creation, no matter how big or small, is equivalent to a cobbler before Allah. ("Taqwiyat-ul Imaan" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
Proper Belief: The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the most beloved Nabi of Almighty Allah. Almighty Allah took Qasm (Oath) even on the city of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He is the greatest of the creations of Almighty Allah. His every word is accepted in the Court of Allah. He is perfection in the Attributes of Almighty Allah and Allah has not created any unique being besides Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
False Belief 5: Ambiya are not totally free from lies. To say that it is not possible for Ambiya to lie or to say that they are totally sinless is False. ("Tasfiyatul Aqaa'id" by Qasim Nanothwi)
Proper Belief: Ambiya and Malaa'ikah are Ma’soom (Sinless). It is Muhaal for them to commit sin. Committing a sin is not a quality of Ambiya. Ambiya are free from all small and big sins and all defects even before and after their Nubuwat.
False Belief 6: The Ummah sometimes supersedes the Ambiya in A'maal (Good deeds). ("Tahzeerun Naas" by Qasim Nanotwi)
Proper Belief: A Kaafir can never be equal to a Muslim. An ordinary Muslim is not equal to a practising Muslim. A practising Muslim can never be equal to a non-Aalim, who is not equal to an Aalim. An Aalim is never equal to a Wali; a Wali can never be equal to a Tabbe Taabi'ee. A Tabbe Taabi'ee can never be equal to a Taabi'ee. A Taabi'ee can never be equal to a Sahaba. A Sahaba can never be equal to the Khulafa-e-Arbaa. None from the Khulafa-e-Arbaa can be equal to Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique . He in turn can never be equal to a Nabi. No Nabi can be equal in any way to the King of Prophets, Muhammad Mustapha (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). How then an Ummah can supersede Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in good deeds? Ma'az- Allah!
False Belief 7: To think of an ox and donkey in Salaah is permissible, but to think of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in Salaah is Shirk (Polytheism). ("Seerate Mustaqeem" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
Proper Belief: For a Muslim to perform any Ibaadat accepting that it is a noble action of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the true sense of Ibaadat. If one reads Namaaz thinking of it as the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), then, without doubt, one will think of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This belief creates in the mind of the performer the thought of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Not only is the thought of the Prophet in Namaaz permissible, it is also the demand of Shari'ah that one must remember the Holy Prophet (salall laahu alaihi wasallam) at the time of Tashahud. According to the Fuqaha (Jurists) it is Waajib to believe that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is observing you and that he is aware of your actions.
False Belief 8: Any person who says the Nabi to be Haazir and Naazir is a Kaafir. ("Jawaahirul Quraan" by Ghulaamullah Khan)
Proper Belief: Until and unless we do not accept Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as being Haazir and Naazir, the concept of Risaalat will be incomplete. Our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is Shaahid, Mubashir and Nazeer.
False Belief 9: Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is our elder brother and we are his younger brothers. ("Taqwiyatul Imaan" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
Proper Belief: The Holy Quran has commanded us that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) cannot be regarded as the father of anyone of you. How then can he be regarded as the elder brother? Then, to call him elder brother is disrespect and against of Quranic command. We are the Ummati, he is the Nabi. We are sinners, he is the Ma’soom most pure. We are believers; he is the source of Imaan. The difference here is enormous. It must be understood, that if the husband takes his wife as his mother, then his Nikah will be nullified. Likewise, if one takes the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as the elder brother, then one's Imaan will be nullified.
False Belief 10: To respect the Prophet deeply is Kufr. ("Ad Durrun Nadheed" by Qazi Shaukani)
Proper Belief: The respect and reverence of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not only waajib, but is an obligation upon every Muslim. Unless a person does not love the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) more than anyone and anything in the world, his Imaan will not be perfected. The love of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the first condition of Imaan.
False Belief 11: The grave of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is an idol and to respect it is Kufr and Shirk. ("Ad Durrun Nadheed" by Qazi Shaukani)
Proper Belief: Madinah is more exalted than Makkah; the Roza-e-Anwar more than the Kaaba; and the actual Qabr-e-Anwar is even more exalted than Jannat. The Qabr-e-Anwar is a sign from amongst the signs of Allah and to respect it is a sign of Imaan and Taqwa.
False Belief 12: Any person, who says, "As Salaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasoolallah", is a Bid'ati and sinner. ("Akhbaar Ahle Hadith Amritsar")
Proper Belief: Bukhari and Muslim narrate on the authority of Hazrat Uthman bin Haneef (radi Allahu anhu) that a Sahabi who was blind by birth was once taught a special Du'a by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), which he was to recite after every Salaah. The Du'a is as follows: "O Allah, I ask from you, and turn towards you through the Wasila of Your Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), who is indeed a prophet of mercy. O Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! With your Wasila, I turn towards Allah for my need so that it may be bestowed. O Allah, accept the Prophet's intercession for me". To say "Ya Nabi" and call to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), and to send salutations upon him, is the Sunnah of Almighty Allah, the Angels, the Prophets and the Sahaaba-e- Kiraam. Almighty Allah has commanded us to send salutations upon the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in abundance. To send Durood at least once in one's life is Fard and in Namaaz it is Waajib. It is also Waajib to send salutations out of Namaaz, for the fist time the name of the Prophet is mentioned. Even if the name is mentioned continuously, then to send salutations is Sunnah.
False Belief 13: To ask assistance from the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the work of Shaitaan and Shirk. ("Kashfush Shubhaat" by Abdul Wahhab Najdi; "Taqweeyatul Imaan" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
Proper Belief: "Ya Rasoolallahi Unzur Haalana, Ya Habeeballahi Isma Qaalana, Innani fir Bahri Hammim Mughriqun, Khuz Yaddi Sahhil lanaa Ishkaalana", has been the Wazeefa of the great predecessors and is accepted as a means of asking from the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). To seek assistance from the Prophet (salall laahu alaihi wasallam) and seek Wasila of Awliya and Saliheen is permissible.
False Belief 14: To use the Ambiya, Awliya and Malaa'ikah as a means of Wasila (Mediation). ("Tohfa-e-Wahaabiya" by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
Proper Belief: We did not enter this world without means, and we will not leave this world without means. With the exception of the verse of the Quran commanding mediation, the following verses of Sheikh Bouseeri and Sheikh Saadi (radi Allahu anhuma) are always in the Du'as of Muslims:
"Ya Rabbi bil Mustapha Baligh Maqasidana, Waghfirlana Ma Madaa Ya Waasi al Karami", and "Ilahi bahaqe bani Fathima, ke Barqaul Imaan Qunni Khatima, Agar Daawatam rad Kunni War Qabool, Manno Dast Damaane Aale Rasool".
False Belief 15: Anyone who accepts the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to be an intercessor for him on the Day of Qiyamah is a Mushrik equal to Abu Jahl. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan")
Proper Belief: When the intercession of a Hafizul Quran, according to the Hadith Shareef, and of an Aalim ba Amal is accepted, then why not that of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)? On the Day of Qiyamah, the doors of intercession will be opened by none other than the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). It is also very rewarding to recite Durood-e-Taaj.
False Belief 16: "Rahmatul Lil Alameen" (Mercy unto the Worlds) is not a special title of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), but the Ummati are also "Rahmatul Lil Alameen". ("Fatawa Rasheedia")
Proper Belief: "Rahmatul Lil Alameen" is the unique quality of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as stated in the Holy Quran.
False Belief 17: To say that if Allah and His Rasool wills, then only will a certain thing happen, is Shirk.
Proper Belief: That which Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) wants, is what Allah wills. Almighty Allah will not will anything without the pleasure of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
False Belief 18: Those persons whose names are "Muhammad" or "Ali" have no control over anything. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan")
Proper Belief: Almighty Allah has blessed the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with the keys to the treasures of both the worlds and Hazrat Ali's (radi Allahu anhu) name is the means of assistance in problems, why then can they not have any control?
False Belief 19: To keep the names: Rasool Bakhsh, Nabi Bakhsh, Abdun Nabi, Abdul Mustapha, Abdur Rasool, Abdul Ali, Ghulam Nabi, Ghulam Mustapha, Ghulam Nabi, Ghulam Husain, Ghulam Muhiyuddeen and Ghulam Mu'eenudeen, or to like such names, is Shirk. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan")
Proper Belief: All these names are allowed and are very exalted and blessed names.
False Belief 20: The knowledge of the Prophet is like children and animals. The knowledge of Shaitaan is more than the Prophet. To say that the Prophet possessed 'Ilm-e-Ghayb or Knowledge of the Unseen, is Shirk. ("Hifzul Imaan" by Ashraf Ali Thanwi; "Barahine Qaatia"; "Fatawa Rasheedia")
Proper Belief: The meaning of the word "Nabi" alone is "one who knows and shows the Unseen". What position does the knowledge of an ordinary person hold in front of that of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)? It is even less than a drop in front of an ocean or a grain of dust compared to all the sand in the world. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been blessed with all the knowledge by Almighty Allah.
False Belief 21: If Allah wills, then he may create a million Muhammads. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan") A Prophet can even come after Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). ("Tahzeerun Naas")
Proper Belief: The doors of Prophethood have been sealed. Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the Seal of Prophethood. The Prophet also said that no Prophet shall come after him. Any person who claims Nabuwat after the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a Liar, Dajjal Kazaab and a Shaitaan.
False Belief 22: To commemorate the Meelad is like commemorating the function of the Hindu deity. ("Baharine Qaatia" by Khaleel Ambethwi)
Proper Belief: Meelad is a means of gaining blessings and closeness to Almighty Allah. It is the practice of all the great predecessors. Many sources of Shari'ah are available to prove its authencity.
False Belief 23: The illusion of illusionists is greater than the Miracle of Prophets. ("Mansab-e- Imaamat")
Proper Belief: The Miracles of Prophets are to show proof of their Prophethood and it is that which is from Allah, whereas the illusions of illusionists are from Shaitaan.
False Belief 24: Anyone who says the Sahaba to be Kaafirs is not out of the Sunnah Jamaat. ("Fatawa Rasheedia")
Proper Belief: By one calling an ordinary Muslim a Kaafir, he himself becomes a Kaafir. How then can those who call the Sahaba Kaafirs not be Kaafirs?
False Belief 25: To call one self "Qaadiri", "Chishti", "Naqshabandi", etc. is Bid'at and words of Kufr. ("Tazkeerul Ikhwaan")
Proper Belief: To call one self by these titles are totally allowed and is a means of recognition of ones spiritual order. Examples of these are: Siddiqui, Alawi, Uthmaani, Farooqi, Hanafi Shafa'i, etc.
False Belief 26: To put lights, carpets, to give water and food, or arrange Wudhu water at the Mazaar of Awliyah Allah are Shirk.
Proper Belief: If carry out all the above mentioned practices at other places are permissible, then it should be a means of blessing to do so at the Durbar of Wali where there are a gathering of Muslims.
False Belief 27: To eat and drink the Tabarrukaat (Niyaz) of the Saints causes the heart to die (spiritually). ("Fatawa Rasheedia")
Proper Belief: Eating the Niyaz of the Awliya brightens the heart and one's life and is a means of great blessing.
False Belief 28: To call the Prophet "Shafi'ul Muznibeen", to recite Khatam, to imagine the blessed face and the Tomb of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), to think that he has authority -all these qualities, even with the granting of Allah Ta'ala -is all Shirk, so much like the Shirk of Abu Jahal. (Kitaabut-Tauheed by Ibne Abdul Wahhab Najdi)
Proper Belief: According to authentic sources of Islamic Shari'ah, to belief that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is an interceder, mercy, authority, helpful, and to imagine his blessed face and Tomb with respect, is regarded as a great and rewarding action. To recite Khatam Shareef is also permissible and rewarding as well. A person who denies this, his belief is like Abu Jahal.
Note: To believe all these above mentioned False "Islamic" beliefs makes a person a hypocrite, Shia, Rafzis, Kharijites, Qadiani, Ghair-Muqallid (Ahle Hadith), Tableeghi, Deobandi, Maudoodi, Ahle Quran (People of Quran), etc. which are totally out of Islam. Any person who falsely claims to be the true Mahdi is misguided and a Faasiq. Any person who says that Almighty Allah can lie, that the Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge are like those of animals, that the Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not the Final Messenger, that the swearing of the Sahaba does not make one a criminal, that the Prophet's knowledge is less than Shaitaan, etc. is a kaafir (totally out of the folds of Islam). We should not perform Salaah or associate with such persons as their companionship is detrimental to our Imaan.
Live long Masla ke A’la Hazrat!
Here are some titles bestowed upon A’la Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi (radi allahu anhu) by the noble ulema of Mecca Mukarramah:
• Coolness for the eyes of the Ulema
• A Beloved and accepted slave of Almighty ALLAH Subha nahu wa ta-aala
• A Leader of Ulema
• The Seal of great Islamic research scholars
• The Mujaddid of this Century
Some titles bestowed upon A’la Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi (radi allahu anhu) by the noble ulema of madina Munawwarah:
• The Leader among Imams
• The Leader among Mystics
• The Pride of great preceding Ulema and the leader of future Ulema
• The Mujaddid of this Ummah
• A Judge among Islamic Judges
• The Imam among Scholars of Ahadith
• The Destroyer of Bid’at and the Upholder of Sunnah
• The Mujaddid of this Century
These titles are recorded in the books "Al Fuyuzaatul Makkiya", "Husaamul Haramain" and "Ad-Daulatul Makkiya."
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best!