Deoband to Bareilly
Dr. Allamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
4 Theological degrees (sanads)
2 from Pakistan and
2 from the Arab world
Doctorate in Literature
Beliefs of Deobandi, Tablighi & Wahabi groups
About the author: It is incumbent that a brief introduction and cursory background be given regarding the writer and his work. A detailed introduction to this glittering star is the firmament of Islam is not possible at this stage but Isha-Allah will be attempted in the new future.
Hazrat Allam Kaukab Noorani Okarvi – is indeed a "glittering star" as his name suggests – he is the eldest son of the late Khatib-e-Azam of Pakistan, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafi Okarvi (Rahmatullahi Alay) renowned as the Mujadid-e-Maslak-e-Ahle Sunnat and Ashiq-e-Rasool par excellence. His illustrious father hardly requires an introduction to the Muslims of South Africa. Who can ever forget his stirring discourses delivered in South Africa on his two lecture tours of this country, which changed the lives of thousands of Muslims of South Africa and was hailed as the greatest scholar ever to visit the shores of the Republic. It was he, and he alone that revived and rejuvenated the teachings and practices of the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat creed when it was under fire and being threatened by alien ideologies and the forces of ‘baatil’ in this country.
When his star of guidance made its sad exit from this earthly abode, we, the Sunni Muslims of South Africa became orphaned. It was like a caring father being snatched away from his family, a shepherd being snatched away from his flock. A strange and gloomy phase set in which evoke a sense of insecurity in the hearts of the Muslims. The protector and defender of our cherished beliefs and practices was snatched away from our midst thus leaving us defenseless against our erstwhile enemies who once again began preying on the Imaan of the simple Muslims. We were convinced that there was no replacement for him and that the "Okarvi Star" had set for all times and his era had come to an abrupt end.
But, it was not to be, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, in His infinite mercy caused another glittering star from the Okarvi galaxy to appear on the horizon of South Africa in 1987. This star, a perfect replica of the previous star, resumed to shed its light of guidance upon the Muslims of South Africa. Hazrat Allama Kaukab Noorani Okarvi’s appearance heralded a new era in Islamic revival and rejuvenation and his advent on the South African scene was like a breath of fresh air. Young, bold and courageous and equipped with oceanic knowledge, this giant of a man presently threads the cities of South Africa desperately in search of a formula to bring about the much-needed peace an unity the Ummah once enjoyed in the golden age of Islam in South Africa some 30 years ago.
To testify his sincerity, the Allama has made numerous efforts to meet and discuss with the leaders of the Deobandi/Tablighi group in South Africa in an attempt to bring about peace and unity between the two major groups on the basis of the teachings of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, but sad to say the Deobandi/Tablighi group apparently shows little or no interest in meeting Allama Okarvi face to face in any discussion or debate. The Allama has offered to prove the beliefs and practices of the Sunni Muslims from the authoritative books of the Ulema of Deoband in order to end the rift once for all.
For this purpose, Allama Okarvi – who holds 4 theological degrees (sanads) 2 from Pakistan and 2 from the Arab world – made a special trip to MIA’S FARM – the supreme headquarter of the Deobandi/Tablighi group in South Africa on the 16th of December 1988 and met their leaders. This indeed is the first time ever an Alim of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat group paid a visit to Mia’s Farm to issue a challenge to the Ulama of Deoband to meet him any day, anytime and at any suitable venue to discuss any Mas’alah (problem) which they claim is responsible for the division in the Ummah. The Ulama of Mia’s Farm have promised to get in touch with Allama Okarvi within a few days to finalise plans for the showdown but up to the time of going to the press no response whatsoever was received from the Ulama of Mia’s Farm.
Allama kakab Okarvi – who also holds a Doctorate in Literature – is however, determined to met the leaders of the Deobandi/Tablighi group or alternately they make efforts to meets him in whichever city he is scheduled to lecture in his present South African tour. The Allama, who formerly served on the Federal Council of Pakistan and in the Education, Religious and Minority Affairs had challenged the Qadiani/Ahmedi Movement and its leader Mirza Tahir Ahmed to a "Mubahilah" in Pakistan first in 1986 and again as recently as August 1988 which was given wide publicity in Pakistani papers has reissued a similar challenge to the Qadiani/Ahmedi Movement in South Africa and all other baatil sects.
Such is the zeal and enthusiasm of Allama Okarvi coupled with the sincere desire to bring about peace and unity, and weld the Muslim minority of South Africa into a single solid unit under the banner of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Path.
About the book: In this book, "From Deoband to Bareilly", Hazrat Allama Kaukab Okarvi takes he reader on an educational excursion from the darkness of misguidance (gumrahism) into the light of guidance (hidayat). This well-researched work of the erudite scholar will be a boon for the youth of today and a blessing for future generations. The youth of today are thoroughly confused about Islam through no fault of theirs, because they claim that the different versions of Islam preached by the 2 schools of thought has confused them to such an extent that they have decided not to attend any lectures or religious functions. They are under the illusion that the conflict and division between the Sunnis and the Deobandi/Tablighis is based on negligible and non-fundamental issues. This definitely not so and a grave misconception. On the contrary the differences between the groups is on basic and fundamental issues. It must be remembered that Imaan is based on having correct beliefs not practices, for it is belief that makes one a Muslim or a Kaafir.
In this work, Allama Okarvi deals in some detail the beliefs of the Deobandi/Tablighi group as contained in the authoritative books of the Ulama of Deoband with complete bibliographical details and then asks the reader to judge for himself whether these beliefs are Islamic. The whole conspiracy of this group is against the sacred and faultless personality Allah’s Beloved Messenger Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. They have made him the target of their insults and degradation. There is no Islam without the Prophet Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and any insult to his sacred personality is outright kufr and nullifies the Kalema.
This mischief (fitna) and division took root in the Indo-Pak Sub-continent and imported into this country by the Ulama of Deoband and their votaries, the Tablighi Jamaat some 30 years ago. Before this the Muslims were one united Ummah with a single set of beliefs and practices devoid of any enmity and disunity. It is urged that the reader reads with an unbiased and unprejudiced mind so as to grasp he reality of the situation. There is nothing more difficult to open than a closed mind. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq and Hidayat to distinguish the Haqq from the Baatil.
Mohammad Bana Qadiri
To tell you the truth, in religious, spiritual and literary matters my position is that of a student. The recognition of words and a bit of taste for putting them nicely is mostly the result of my environment and the legacy of my parents, grandfather, maternal grandmother and teachers. These venerable personalities helped me develop my consciousness at all stages of life. From childhood, l was, somehow or the other, associated with the pen and all its manifestations, and with the religion and spiritual debate and discourse. I have spent three decades of my life and I am very much aware that what lies ahead is deep and vast, while human life is brief and unpredictable. All this is true, but I am sure of one thing. If my commitment, taste and dedication remain strong and, if I have the best wishes, kind words and prayers of my elders, then Insha Allah I will come through with flying colors.
Though it saddened me before also, but when I visited African countries, the fact that the followers of Islam were damaging themselves became unbearable. You cannot blame anyone else, the false wayfarers of Madinah, the preachers of the (so-called) right path and right acts, the messengers of peace are the ones who are insulting their religion and al that it holds sacred by their own writings and acts. Just mentioning this tragedy takes me to the verge of tears that we are spending all our energies in negating, belittling and refuting one another. It is a great pity that what we differ in is our centre and base. Without the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) there could not and would not be any religion by the name of Islam. And it is in the interpretation and description of his personality that we have different opinions.
It is my faith that my Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is clear like a mirror. He is a blessing for the whole universe. He is light personified. He is the Saviour of the world. He returned humanity to those who had taken to beastliness. Through his "great courtesy" he changed the hate of his enemies into love. His teaching, when properly understood and assimilated, changed those who were used to walking behind their cattle, and turned them into the great guides of mankind. It is a fact that I have never come across a follower of another religion who could talk so disrespectfully and rudely about his Prophet as some of us Muslims do. We have turned out to be ungrateful in his respect. I do not think of any other Millat (nation), which allow such attitude towards its Prophet.
It is beyond comprehension, why those who criticise and find faults in the personality of the Prophet insist on following the Prophet. To have faith in the Prophet and to follow his action and sayings we are not to be guided by self-made rules and principles, rather we have to take guidance from the Qur’an and Sunnah. We are not attached (forcibly) to the Prophet as a Philosopher, or as a thinker, or a teacher, neither is this relationship that of a ruler and the ruled, or the king and the subject, or the conqueror and the conquered. The relationship is that of a guide and the wayfarer, a Prophet and His Ummat and, above all, it is a relationship of a lover and the beloved. Love is the base of our association with the Prophet. He is our master, and we are his slaves. And this slavery is optional; we were not forced into this status.
Through our relationship of love, he is our conqueror, our ruler, our king, as well as our teacher. The faith of a true Muslim teaches him to love his Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and be respectful towards him. In love, even to look into the eyes of the beloved is considered rudeness. This is a relationship that demands absolute humility and total meekness. One who is our beloved as well as the beloved of Allah Subhanahu, he has a very special status. His status is beyond ordinary comprehension.
"Ishq Se Hojaa-e-Mumkin Hay Wagarnah Aql Se"
Kiya Maqaam-e-Mustaf Hay Faislah Dushwaar Hay"
"Love might understand but logic can never ever decide what in fact, is the status of Rasoolullah (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)".
People say: "Let them say whatever rubbish comes to their mind. You be silent strive for unity. Man has reached the moon, and these maulvis are quarrelling about the sighting of the crescent". People say: "Discuss the things of today. Modernise the religion a bit. Sing new songs. Change the old ways and days. Let bygones be bygones. These are not the problems of today’s world". No doubt, times have changed, but man is still man. Egotism has not extinguished the fire of true pride and self-respect. There are many new things in human life. The emergence of skyscrapers, inevitability of machines, superiority of technology; all this is dazzling. Man is "high" on his success, h is lost in his achievements, but has he really changed? Has he started walking upside down? For men of today, to fight for the honour and respect pf the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) seems to be an outdated thing, but if their forefathers and family traditions and customs are treated in the same way, they will rise and defend them with all their might. When your beloved is abused you don’t go to the lawyer of a religious scholar to find out how to avenge your beloved. You immediately take up arms against the offender, and don’t cool down till the score is settled. This is applicable to all relationships of love, be the beloved your friend or your parent. And when the target of blasphemy if he Prophet of the Prophets, Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), it is a very different situation, indeed. A follower is related to his Prophet not by the head but by the heart. It is the most intense spiritual relationship. No true follower of the Prophet can keep his cool, on this. It is hurting someone deepest feelings. They have been doing it for long, and now it has crossed the limits.
This is not a matter of being different. To be different can be justified, but to be a detractor is another thing. The base of all their allegations and criticism is their poor logic and intelligence. How far can human intelligence take you? How beautiful the great poet Allamah Muhammad Iqbal has put this idea:
"Guzarjaa Aql Se Aagay Keh Yeh Noor
Charaagh-e-Raah Hay Manzil Naheen Hay"
"Pass on from the stage of intelligence (logic), this road side lamp is not the light of destination" (Intelligence is a means not the end). With the passage of time, man has acquired the capability of doing many improbable things. By the help of intelligence, he is flying in the air. He has developed robots that can work much more efficiently than him. His voice can be heard from the North Pole to the South Pole. For man, the globe is shrinking. He is in the east at breakfast, and takes hi lunch in the west. Despite all these achievement, man is absolutely helpless in the face of death. He has eradicated epidemics but in this respect he remains totally powerless. He has, up to an extent, conquered nature but he still cannot escape from hurricanes, floods and volcanic eruptions. Man has not yet been able to comprehend as why, each one fingerprints are different from all the rest. He fails to understand why this universe exists. These rivers, stars, mountains, satellites, charm of day-night, colors of changing weathers are all beyond his comprehension.
The universal system of life and death does not come in the grasp of human intelligence. Man has been endowed with limited intelligence and those who crossed limits went deep into confusion. The eye can see only as much as it is allowed to see. The brain can think only as much as it is capable of thinking. Beyond this comes a bursting point.
Intelligence is not the destination. Had it been the destination, man after so much time of his existence, would have reached it. Intelligence is only a stepping-stone. The poet says:
"Shaayad Esay Ishq Bhee a Samjhay
Jis Karb Mein Aql Mubtila Hay"
"Even love might not be able to understand, the torture that intelligence goes through". Intelligence has to go through tortures, as it is a very weak thing. But love, in itself, is the destination. (Love is an end in itself; it is not means like intelligence). Love is reality, the elixir of life, and the immortality. Lover, in himself is a universe. The apparent world becomes unreal to the lover (He develops sense of beyond).
Intelligence is the beginning; love is the end. Intelligence is quantity; love is quality. Intelligence is the attribute of man; love is the height of man. Intelligence is doubt; love is confirmation. Intelligence, at times, accepts, at times it negates; love is always in the state of acceptance. Intelligence is a dream; love is a dream coming true. Intelligence is elusive; love is real. Intelligence, in any case, does not mean rudeness, allegation or abuse; as regards love let us see what Hazrat Bayazid Bustami (Radiallah Anhu) has to teach. It is said that in the religion of souls, his soul for seventy thousands years kept flying to say: "I cannot fathom the greatness of Hazrat Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)".
We, the blind lovers, know and understand our Master of Madinah, not through intelligence but through love. Faith means love. Objections and difference are the result of intelligence. It is not the way of love. Love expresses itself through humility. Love does not think. It sees and likes the beauty of the beloved, the appearance of the loved one. It takes orders and bows his head. It likes the beloved from all angles. It is the shadow and the light of the friend. It ultimately becomes a part of the friend.
Our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the last light and guide of Allah Subhanahu on earth. He is the Prophet of men, angels, jinies, houries and ghilmaan. He is the Prophet of each and everything that exists. Allah Subhanahu, Himself, sends blessings salutations (Durood-o-Salaam) to him. He, Allah Subhanahu, swears by his locks and face. He (Allah) says: "When you follow the Prophet you follow Me; when you formally accept him as your guide (Bai’at) you formally accept Me as the guide. His hand is My Hand". Allah Subhanahu gives good news of "heaven" to the slaves (humble followers) of the Prophet; and those who deny him, He warns them f "hell".
From "Deoband to Bareilly" is the story of a journey. A journey from darkness to light, from intelligence to love. The distinction of Bareilly is the love of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This love is considered to be the heartbeat of faith. The Barelvis says: "Mein toe Maalik Hi Kahoon ga ke wo Maalik ke Habib, Ya’nee Mahboob-e-Muhib mein Naheen Mera Tera". As you are (Beloved) friend of the Master, I will call you Master too; there is no ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ between the beloved and the lover". The way of the Deobandis is "uncontrolled intelligence". According to them, "the knowledge given to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is similar to the knowledge of animals" may Allah forgive us for this blasphemy. To compare and compete is the work of those who are concerned with intelligence and logic. I, the humble slave of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), invite you to love. If a scholar and an ignoramus are not equals, then how, can a Prophet and his follower (Ummati) be equals. This cannot be accepted even by intelligence. The Prophet is a man and the follower, too, is a man; but the Prophet is a unique and an unparalleled man, no one can reach his status, no one can be at par with him. About my Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Allah Subhnahu says: "He does not even move his lips on his own will. It is only when I reveal something on him that he opens his mouth (to express it)". And the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) himself says: "I am not like you".
In the Qur’an it is said: "Tell them O Prophet! I am a man like you". If this symbolism is taken as the equality in manliness, then those who think the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is just a man like them should also negate Prophet hood. Because "everyday" man is not fit for the divine revelations, status of Prophet hood and all the distinctions and marvels that go with it. There can be many logical interpretations of this passage. In reality, it means that, seeing the marvels and qualities of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), we should not, like the Christians take the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) for God. The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has appeared as a man. He is not God at all.
What I beg to say before these "people of intelligence" is that if you insist on equality with the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then you should at least show a bit of what the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had as a man. To claim to be equal to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) or to call him just a man is to me insolence and infidelity.
For a long time, I wanted to be relieved of this burden, by writing about it today, expressing myself has enlightened me a bit. Though, these still remain much to say. Many points have been left untouched. Consider this the first of a series. The rest, if I live, will Insha-Allah follow?
As I was addressing those who prefer rationalization and logic above everything so I have tried to reason out with them. Though, for me, love says it all; "When it comes to Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), put aside your intelligence" (Aql Qurbaan Kun Ba Peshay Mustafa) but those who go on the face value of things will never understand this feeling of ecstasy.
After going through this booklet, if you need further clarifications on any specific point, the door of this faqeer is always open. Whatever book I have referred to is mentioned by the title. And all references are certifiable. I do not intend to blame or accuse someone falsely, as it is unbecoming of a true Muslim. We all have to face the day of judgement. Keeping that day in view, we have to base our decision on justice and impartiality. Otherwise, we are not far from our respective graves, anyway.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
Karachi - 1988.
Allah Subhanahu, who is the Creator and Sustainer
(Hazrat) Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
… in His name
The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that "whosoever has recited the Kalema-e-Tayyebah, Laa Ilaha Illal Lahu Muhammad-ur-Rasoolul Lah (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has entered the paradise (Jannat)". This venerable saying is absolutely true, as it has been uttered by Him for whom there is no possibility of a doubt. It was He who introduced to humanity, the One who is really worthy of our worship (Allah Subhanahu). This venerable saying is a proof for itself. If anyone recites Kalema-e-Tayyebah, he becomes bound by the religion of Islam. It becomes a must for him to have total faith in this Kalema and to abide by it in every respect. Somebody who, after reciting this Kalema, negates any one of the necessities of the religion, will for this particular reason, be ousted from the general (of being a Muslim, by reciting Kalema). For, to be a Muslim, it is compulsory to absolutely believe in all basic and necessary aspects of religion. Non-belief in any part of religion is enough to become a Kaafir (non-believer). For instance Qadianis, Mirzais and Ahmedis refused to believe that prophet hood has come to an end, thus they were ousted from the true faith (Imaan). It is obvious that to believe in Khatm-e-Nabuwat (end of prophet hood) i.e. Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the last prophet is a belief (Aqeedah) not an act (Amal), and faith (Imaan), in fact, means to accept true and necessary beliefs (Aqaid). Whosoever has false beliefs cannot be true in his claim of faith (Imaan), no matter how much he recites Kalemah and how regular he is in Namaaz (salaat) and Fast (rozah). When the worldly life of the Holy Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came to an end, some tribes refused to believe in zakaat (compulsory alms). The Caliph of the Prophet Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiqui (Radiallahu Anhu) declared holy war against them, although these tribes believed in Namaaz and Fast. After once accepting the religion of Islam, if someone negates the final and necessary beliefs of Islam and does not repent (Tawbah) afterwards, he is, in the terms of Shariah (Islamic Law) called apostate (Murtad) and apostasy in Shariah is punishable with death. It is a general rule that whoever refuses to accept the law is declared a traitor and a rebel. These days we have many self-proclaimed authorities of faith and Islam. Though fulfilling the demands of Namaaz and Rozah, they do not have the right beliefs. Anyone acquainted with Qur’an and Sunnat knows it well that quite a few were particularly told by the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to leave the Masjid, though they recited Kalema and offered their prayers. Such people are called Munafiq (Hypocrites) in the Qur’an and Hadith. About them Allah stated clearly: "Those (Munafiq) who say, we believe in Allah and in the day of judgement are not true Muslims at all". The reason for this given as, "They have sick hearts". Definitely, it does not mean any physical disease of the heart. It only means that they do not have the right beliefs. They were, no doubt, reciting Kalemah and offering prayers but, nevertheless, Allah declared that they were not true Muslims. As faith is associated with the heart, so a sickness in their heart was mentioned. Allah Subhanahu says: "I have engraved the faith in the hearts of men". If a true Muslim has his faith engraved in his heart, then likewise, a Kaafir has his Kufr (infidelity) engraved in his heart as so is the case with a Munafiq (Hypocrite) and his Nifaq (Hypocrisy). It means that "beliefs" is another name for the firm view of your heart, and revelations of Allah (Aayaat-e-Ilaahi) show clearly that one who does not have right belief cannot be a true Muslim, no matter how strictly he follows the path of Namaaz and Rozah.
Serious minded men and women and specially the young generation get really confused at this stage, as there are many groups among Muslims and each group claims itself right according to the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah and declares its opponent wrong. Scholars of all groups support a beard, stick to namaz and rozah, study Qur’an and Hadith, have vast knowledge and give strong reasons for their standpoint.
Who is right and who is wrong? This situation has created such confusion that serious minded people have stopped listening to any religious scholars and have stopped visiting the masjid.
In this regard I state honestly that, no doubt, religious scholar have fallen prey to self-contradiction but people, too, are to be blamed for not having gained full knowledge of religion and thus they have been an easy victim of confusion. The general public tries to gain knowledge of almost everything in the world, but is negligent when it comes to religious studies. Those religious scholars, who do not communicate to people what is right, and thus do not perform their duties as they should, forget that they too have to leave this transitory world one day and go to the darkness of the grave, and ultimately have to face Allah Subhanahu on the day of judgement. These people will be answerable for their beliefs and acts. They have forgotten that falsehood can be proved true before the eyes of the people but it cannot be done in front of Allah Subhanahu. They should remember that preaching false beliefs would make them liable to the wrath of Allah more than ordinary people.
They must not forget this rule that one who initiates an act of goodness gets the reward (sawaab) equal to the sum total of reward (sawaab) of all those who perform that particular act, likewise he who initiates and teaches a sinful and evil thing deserves the wrath of Allah Subhanahu as much as all those put together who become sinful through committing that evil act. He who fear Allah Subhanahu and remembers the moment of death, avoids all falsehood, wickedness and if by mistake he commits such a sin he immediately repents for his act. One who does not fear Allah Subhanahu is a "badman" in the real sense.
Dear readers! In the Quran, Allah Subhanahu says that in this book (Quran) is a guide for those who fear Allah Subhanahu and are not disobedient. Such people are called God-fearing (Muttaqi). In the Quran, it is also said that many a man go astray by this Book and many others take guidance. Those who go astray are mentioned before those who take guidance. It does not mean at all that the Quran leads people astray, what it means is that such people do not understand the real sense of the Quran and by making their personal opinions on the basis of their knowledge they misinterpret the true meanings of the Quran and thus bring about their own downfall. Therefore, in "Tablighi Nisab" (Teaching of Islam) compiled by Sheikh-ul-Hadith Allamah Muhammad Zakaria Sahib this Hadith appears. He writes "Hazrat Umar" quotes Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that Allah (Jalla Shanuhu), for reciting Quran, upgrades many and by the same source He degrades many. After quoting this Hadith, which is in Sahih Muslim Sharif (Book of Hadiths), Allamah Muhammad Zakaria Sahib writes. "This point is proved by the Ayat of the Quran too. At one place it is said: "through this (Quran) Allah Subhanahu gives guidance to many and many He leads astray". At another place it is said: "we have revealed the Quran which is a source of cure and grace for those who believed and to those who are cruel (to themselves) it increases their loss. The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that in this group of mine (Ummat) many hypocrites will be the reciters of Quran. This saying has been attributed to some Masters (Mashaaikh) in "Ahiya" (name of book) that one man recites a chapter (Surah) of Quran and angels pray for him until he comes to the end of the recitation, while another man recites a chapter (Surah) of the Quran and angels cursed him till the end. Some scholars say that a man recites Quran and curses himself without coming to know about it. He reads in the Quran "Allah curse be on the hard-hearted people", and due to his own hard-heartedness the curse fall on him. Likewise he reads: "Allah’s curse be on the liars", and because he himself is a liar so he deserves the curse.
You can judge by what has been said above that the Quran is not a source of grace and a remedy for all, but rather it increases the loss of many and is harmful for them. As they recite the Quran time and again but do not mend their ways, so y sticking to their sinful ways they increase their sorrow and earn the wrath of Allah Subhanahu. A man is a liar and he reads in the Quran time and again that Allah Himself curses the liar, but even after reading this if he does not repent for his sin of lying, he himself is cursed and the Quran is a witness to that. He is not gaining or losing by reciting the Quran. Naturally you would say he is losing. He can gain only when he repents for his shortcoming and mend his ways. Likewise in the Quran the curse of Allah is mentioned for the hardhearted people, and if a hardhearted person does not repent for what he does, he, by reading Quran, confirms his own accursed position, and by reciting the Quran he is increasing his loss.
The Qur’an, itself, is not harming him. Qur’an is telling him without ambiguity that the hardhearted are accursed. He is told this as a warning so that he can avoid the curse, but even after this if he does not change himself, he deserves the wrath of Allah.
Just think why it is stated in the Qur’an that it increases the loss of the hardhearted and that the hardhearted are under the curse of Allah. An infidel (Kafir) does not recite Qur’an. Only he who claims to believe, recites it and this proves that some of those who are called Muslims are hardhearted, and the hardhearted have been cursed by Allah Subhanahu.
Dear readers! What is hardheartedness? Hardheartedness means the wrong placing of things. In simple words ‘zulm’ (cruelty) is to punish ‘B’for stealing while ‘A’is the one who has in fact, stolen the thing. To change the word and directions of God, to alter their meanings at one’s own whim, to add or subtract something from them and to prove that a particular Ayat (verse) is addressed to him who is not the real addressee. All this is ‘zulm’ and one does it is a Zaalim (hardhearted).
In Bukhar Shareef (Book of Hadiths) a hadith attributed to Sayidina Abdullah (Radiallahu Anhu) the son of Hazrat Sayidine Umar Farooq (Radiallahu Anhu) who says that the worst of all created beings are those who attribute those Ayats (verses) to Muslims, which are addressed to deities and idolators (Mushrikeen).
At the time of the companions (Sahaabah) of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), the group of Khawarij (those ousted), hypocrites (munafiq) used to do like that. Even today, it is a routine matter with those who are called Maulvis, they attribute to Prophets, Saints (Awliya) and believers, those Ayats that are addressed to idols and idolaters (Mushrikeen). The readers and listeners do not know the cause of its revelation and neither do they know that this particular Ayat was revealed at what point of time and about which particular personality. They listen to that Maulvi and are led astray due to their ignorance. But pitiable are those who call themselves Maulvis and consider themselves the authorities on religion, they despite their knowledge, commit this mistake and lead the people, off the right path. Hazrat Abdullah Ibne Umar (Radiallahu Anhuma) has declared this group the worst of all human beings, and according to him they who make this mistake, along with those who follow the Munafiq Khawarij, lie lowest in all creation.
I request the youngsters of Islam who are getting away from spiritualism and the essence and spirit of Islam due to this rubbish talk of the Maulvis, to think for themselves as they too have discerning power. Do you think it is a fight over the yield? Not at all! Remember, that everything is known by its opposite. The day is known by the night. Stench reveals the reality of perfume, and such avaricious Maulvis are a sure measure to find out the scholars of the truth. Do you think that falsehood is on equal footing with the truth? Not at all! Believe it, this is the only bone of contention. Our difference of opinion with the Deobandi, Talighi and Wahabi groups is not on negligible points and so it is not unjustified. It is on basic issues and is a matter of principles. You would surely like to know why we differ from each other. See for yourself why we differ, and then by Allah and by the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) be just and tell, can you accept these things?
Beliefs of Deobandi, Tablighi & Wahabi groups
01. Allah can tell a lie.
(Fatawa Rasheediya, page 19 V 1).
02. Allah does not know before hand what people will do; after people do something, Allah comes to know about it.
(Tafseer Bulghatul Hairaan, page 157, 158).
03. Satan and angel of death have more knowledge than the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
(Baraheen-e-Qaateah, page 51,52).
04. The Prophet of Allah does not know what will become of him in the end, and he does not know what lies behind the
(Baraheen-e-Qaateah, page 51).
05. The knowledge that the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has received from Allah is the kind of knowledge that
animals, lunatics and children have.
(Hifzul Eeman, page 7).
06. During namaz (salaat) if you think of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), it is worse than thinking of an ox or a
(Sirat-e-Mustaqeem, page 86).
07. The expression "Mercy for the Worlds" (Rahmatul Lil Aalameen) is not associated with the Prophet exclusively;
besides the Prophet, saints (Buzurgs), too, can be called "Mercy for the Worlds" (Rahmatul Lil Aalameen).
(Fatawa Rasheediyah, page 12 VII).
08. Only to the general public, the finality of Prophethood (Khatamun Nabiyeen) means the last Prophet, this is not the
correct meaning of the term, for the knowledgeable people. Even if a Prophet comes after the Era of Muhammad, it
will make no difference to the end of prophethood that is associated with Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
(Tahzeerun Naas, page 3, 25).
09. Through the contact of the scholars of DeoBand, the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) learnt Urdu.
(Baraheen-e-Qaateah, page 26).
10. The Prophet is to be respected only as an elder brother.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 58).
11. If Allah so wishes, he can create millions like Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 16).
12. The Prophet died and became dust unto dust.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 59).
13. All Prophets are useless.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 29).
14. The Prophet is not beyond all lies, and he is not innocent.
(Tasfiyatul Aqaa’id, page 25).
15. Praise the Prophet, only as a (ordinary) man.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 35).
16. The Prophet and the ordinary people are unaware and ignorant.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman,page 3).
17. As compared to the pomp of Allah, the great creation Prophet and the ordinary people are lower than the lowest.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 14).
18. The Prophet can be called Taaghoot (Satan).
(Tafseer Bulghatul Hairaan, page 43).
19. The Prophet among his group of believers (Ummat) has the same status as a leader (Chaudhary) and landlord has in
his community and village.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman,page 61).
20. Muhammad or Ali do not have authority over anything. The Prophet and the saint (Walee) cannot do anything.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 41).
21. The Prophet was at the end of his wits.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 55).
22. Apparently, an ordinary follower can be superior to the Prophet in practice.
(Tahzeerun Naas, page 5).
23. Deobandi Maulvi saved the Prophet from falling (into Hell).
(Bulghatul Hairaan, page 8).
24. There is no harm in saying "La Ilaha Illalahu Ashraf Ali Rasoolullah" and "Allahuma Salli Ala Sayidina Wa Nabeeyina
(Risalah Al Imdaad page 35, month of Safar 1336 H, Roodaad-e-Munaazirah ‘geya’, Al-Furqaan V 3 page 85).
25. To celebrate the birth of the Prophet (Meelaad-e-Nabee) is like Hindus celebrating the birthday of their deity
(Fatawa Meelaad Shareef page 8, Baraheen-e-Qaateah page 148).
26. "To be living" is the quality of the Prophet, as well as Dajjal. The characteristic of the Prophet is the same as that of
(Aab-e-Hayaat, page 169).
27. Nothing happens at the wish of the Prophet.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 56).
28. Believe in Allah, do not believe in anybody except him.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 14).
29. As compared to Allah, all Prophets and saints are non-entities.
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 54).
30. To call the Prophet your brother is justified.
(Baraheen-e-Qaateah, page 3).
31. Even if a Muslim calls any Prophet or saint for help (taking them as created and considering them his defender) and
he thinks he (prophet or saint) can favour him in front of Allah or if he (the Muslim) does nazar wa niaz he is equal to
Kafir Abu Jahal in the sin of worshipping more than one God (shirk).
(Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 7, 27).
32. For Deobandis, Durood Taaj is disliked (not permissible).
(Fazaa’il-e-Durood, page 73).
33. A Deobandi Maulvi was given a bath by Hazrat Ali and his clothes were changed by Hazrat Fatimah.
(Siraat-e-Mustaqeem Urdu page 280).
34. Meelaad Sharif, Meiraj Sharif, Khatam Sharif, Giyarween Sharif, Urs Sharif, Some Chellum, Fateha Khwani and Esale
Sawaab all are unjustified, wrong practices and the way of the Hindus.
(Fatawa Ashrafiyah, page 58 V II; Fatawa Rasheediyah page 144, 150 V II, page 93, 94 V III).
It is to be remembered that those call the Meelaad of Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) wrong, unjustified, unlawful and infidelity, they (Deobandis, Tablighi and Wahabis) ought to be asked, how is it justified to celebrate the anniversary of Darul Uloom of Deoband and inviting an infidel (Mushrikah) woman to inaugurate it? Observing the days and anniversaries of your Maulvis and Muftis? Fixing the date and venue for gatherings and holding meetings (Ij’timaa)? Bringing out political and non-political processions? Establishing organisations in the name of someone (beside Allah) and collecting funds from people to organise that "someone"? How, on earth, can all this be justified and right?
"Eating crow brings reward (sawaab)" sweet dish (Halva) of Shabe-Baraat is not
justified. (Fatawa Rasheediyah, page 130 V II).
To call the saints (Auliya) of Allah (eve after considering them the created beings) for help is like committing the sin of worshipping more then one God (shirk). (Taqwiyatul Eeman, page 7).
To pray after the namaz-e-janazah (funeral) is not permissible. (Fatwa Mufti Jameel Thanvi Lahore).
"It is justified to have sacred food (parshaad) of Hindu’s Holee and Divali" but not permissible to do so at Fatihah and Niaz. (Fatawa Rasheediyah, page 123 V II).
"If clean (paak), it is permissible to have food at the (Choohre Chamaar) low cast’s home" but food of Gyarween Sharif (Esale Sawaab for Hazrat Ghaus-e-Paak) is not permissible. (Fatawa Rasheediyah, page 130 V II).
To drink the water of the sabeel which has been set by a Hindu’s money of interest is permissible, but to drink the water of the sabeel of Imaam Husssain (Radiallahu Anhu) put with the "white money" of a Muslim in the month of Muharram is prohibited (Haraam). (Fatawa Rasheediyah, page 113, 114 V II).
The books of Deobandi/Tablighi scholars are full of this kind of non-sense and faith destroying passages. I, the humble slave of the people of Sunnat, beg forgiveness of Allah Subhanahu, because even quoting all this terrifies my faith. Though the purpose of quoting these passages is to show the point of difference between them and us. Believe me that these writings scare you to the point of trembling and the inner voice of your faith tell you that all this can be uttered only by some faithless enemy of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). I pray to Allah Subhanahu to save us, for His Prophet’s (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) sake, from the evil of the writers of those passages and from the evil of their followers and those who consider them true and justified. May Allah Subhanahu bring our end while we have our faith intact and unspoiled?
Dear readers! Tell me, can you place your faith on these passages. Do you have such beliefs? Are you ready to accept? You would be surprised to know who has written these things. You would say he who calls himself Muslim could, in no way, write this. But the pity is that all this has not been written in the books of ignoramuses but in the books of those who call themselves scholars of their times and thinkers of the nation. It has been written those who consider themselves authorities on Islam. When the "scholars of the right path" told them that these things are wrong, and they should repent for this, they did not listen to it. Even when they were told innumerable times, they replied at "whatever we have written is right". They were told this too that you do not tolerate a vulgar simile even for your parents and, as regards the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), we are ordained by Allah to observe the highest respect.
If you are standing somewhere and seeing your father coming, someone says: "Here comes he who makes love to your mother. Would you like it? Though all what he is saying is true. But his expression is insulting, disrespectful, unsophisticated and uncivilised. Had he said: "Here comes your respectful father", it would have pleased you greatly. Even if you do not have the relation of love with the Prophet of Prophets (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) you must not use such contemptuous words for him, as what status the Prophet has amongst human beings is obvious from what is written about him in the Qur’an. In the Qur’an it is categorically said that "the people of faith" should be extremely respectful when they are addressing the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Do not say to him "Do us this favour", rather say, "Cast the eye of kindness on us". About whom Allah Subhnahu tells us to be respectful, your words are extremely crude. Not only your infidel views but your similes too have been ill suited. This shows that you do not have any respect for the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Though you know it well that the love of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the heart and soul of faith. So, by being disrespectful to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) you are earning eternal curse for yourself.
Dear readers, you must be thinking that these people must have paid heed to this advice and, as a result, must have mended their ways. Alas, it was not so. These scholars started rationalizing these writing and insisted on their being right. Everybody knows that to give reasons for a wrong act and to try to justify it is even worse than the act itself. To consider sin a virtue is the height of sin. A true Muslim will never try to defend infidelity and call it faith.
The readers would like to know the names of those who have written and said these things of infidelity (Kufr). You have already read the title of the books and the page numbers. Now you can see the names of authors, as well.
Title of the Books Author
Hifzul Eeman Ashraf Ali Thaanvi
Risaalah Al-Imdaad Ashraf Ali Thaanvi
Fatawa Rasheediyah Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi
A’ab-e-Hayat Muhammad Qaasim Nanotvi
Tahzeerun Naas Muhammad Qaasim Nanotvi
Tasfiyatul Aqaa’id Muhammad Qaasim Nanotvi
Baraheen-e-Qaateah Khaleel Ahmad Ambethvi
Taqwiyatul Eeman Ismaiel Dehlvi Baalakoti
Sirat-e-Mustaqeem Ismaiel Dehlvi Baalakoti
Tafseer Bulghatul Hairaan Husain Ali of Wan Bhachran
You might say that they have been quoted out of context. They must have meant something else. How can such great scholars write this? But it is very easy to prove. The books are available on the market. You can go through them. Even if you read the above quoted statements in the context, the will have the same meanings.
As an example, see this:
Ashraf Ali Thaanvi writes: "And then attributing the knowledge of the unknown to that sacred person the Prophet… if it is true, the question is what is meant by this? Does it mean the total knowledge of the unknown, or the partial knowledge of it? If it means partial knowledge, then there is nothing special in this. Such knowledge is available to every Tom, Dick and Harry; even a child, a lunatic and all animals have this kind of knowledge".
Would you accept this statement if it were about Ashraf Ali or your father or the president of the country or, for that matter, about any respectable man. The statement would run thus: "And then attributing knowledge t Ashraf Ali… if it is true the question is, what is meant by this knowledge. Total knowledge or partial knowledge? If it is partial knowledge, then there is nothing special about Ashraf Ali’s knowledge. Every Tom, Dick and Harry, even every child, every madman and donkeys and elephants have such knowledge".
Now, is it not being disrespectful to Ashraf Ali Sahib? Sure, it is. So a statement that becomes out and out rudeness to Ashraf Ali or anybody worthy of respect; is it not rudeness to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). And this goes without saying that being disrespectful to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is, in itself, infidelity (Kufr).
You might say: "He did not intend to be rude, by these statements he may have meant something else". Every word has more than one meaning. In this case, apply it on yourself and then reply.
Somebody calls you a bastard (illegitimate child "Waladul Haraam"). When you get angry you says: "Bastard (Haraam) also stands for respect. What I meant was, you are respectable". Would you accept this rationalisation? If this rationalisation is not acceptable to you, then how can you accept it for the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)? Always remember, as far as rudeness is concerned, intention does not mean anything.
Such writings of Deobandi, Wahabi and Tablighi Maulvis and sticking to them are the basis of our differences. A true Muslim, no matter how ignorant he is in other respects, will never ever listen to this nonsense. Surely, you will also agree that those who write such things and those who accept them cannot be called Muslims.
It is logical that the crime of a scholar is more serious and deserves harsher punishment than the crime of an ignorant man. An ignorant does it out of ignorance, but a scholar does it knowingly. You have read what has been quoted and all this has bee written by those who are called great scholars. According to them, following them is a must. And those who follow them do not consider anybody else a greater scholar.
These so called scholars were told in their lifetime (and it is recorded) that all this what you say is wrong and is infidelity (Kufr), you should repent for this. But they stuck to what they wrote. So, when all reasoning was exhausted, they were declared infidels (Fatwa-e-Kufr). When the declaration of infidelity was published, they said those who have declared us infidels would have been infidels themselves, had they not done so. This proves that they knew what they were writing, deserved the label of infidelity (Kufr), but they did not repent. The reason for this is obvious. They had done this on the backing of the non-Muslims. How could they annoy their non-Muslim masters? They did not come to think of it that they were earning eternal damnation by annoying Allah and his Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and leaving behind discord in the Ummah. When they who wrote all this, left the world, their followers were told to throw the books, containing these passages, into the fire or sea, but their followers, too, did not avail the opportunity to repent and stuck to the view point that these statements carried the truth. Therefore, according to the Qur’an and Sunnah, the decision of the true scholars is that those who support infidelity (Kufr), they themselves become infidels (Kaafir).
Some people say: "Although these passages are wrong and lead to infidelity, but what will we get by calling the writers of these passages Kaafirs (infidels)? Why should we find faults with those who have died? Then, you never know, they might have repented before their deaths.
The answer to the above question is this: to differentiate between Kufr (infidelity) and Islam is one of the necessities of religion. Do not call anyone Kaafir, but when his Kufr becomes obvious, he has to be called Kaafir on the basis of his kufr. So as far as this question goes: "They have died why should we find fault in those who are dead?" In reply to this I would like to say that the paternal uncle of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Abu Lahab, who became rude and disrespectful, Waleed Bin Mugheerah and other insolent people will be cursed till the day of judgement. For whosoever has been rude to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) will be denounced and not appreciated. If, at all, they repent for this, then any of their followers, who know about it, should announce and publish this repentance. And their followers too, should announce that they do not own these writings, which are wrong and carry the label of infidelity. If they do this, there will be no feud anymore.
Some people object to this decision and say that those who wrote this wrote many other right and correct things as well; so they should not be declared only for a few statements. For them, we can only say this: "Satan was worshipping Allah Subhanahu for millions of years before he refused to prostrate himself before Hazrat Adam (Alaihis Salaam). So as far as knowledge is concerned, Satan was a teacher of angels and he had a tremendous belief in the unity of Allah Subhanahu. He refused the orders of Allah Subhanahu and gave the reason that Hazrat Adam (Alaihis Salaam) was a human being, made of clay. This refusal was considered as a refusal to pay respect to Prophet hood. At this point, Allah Subhanahu did not consider the years of worship, his knowledge and his belief in the unity. He (Satan) was condemned forever for only one rudeness and disrespect to Prophet hood. Now, till doomsday he will stand accused. I have stated that to be a true believer (Momin) one has to accept all aspects of religion, but to become an infidel (Kaafir) it is sufficient to refuse just one decree. If Satan could not keep the grace of Allah Subhanahu with millions of years of worship, and whole of his knowledge and belief in unity, then how can these scholars be saved by a few years of namaz (Salaat), knowledge and belief in unity? Satan was being disrespectful to the Prophet, and these scholars have said such things in regard to the Head of all Prophets, which cannot be tolerated even as regards to your elders, so there cannot be ay doubt that these scholars too, are condemned and cursed.
And let it be said that the grace of Allah depends on correct beliefs and not on acts and knowledge. See what Ashraf Ali Thaanvi wrote himself. Janaab Abdul Majid Daryabadi a scholar of Deoband quotes the fatwa (religious legal opinion) of Thaanvi Sahib in his book "Hkim-ul-Ummat" on page No. 457 about Allamah Shibli No’mani the author of the famous book "Life History of the Prophet" (Seerat-un-Nabee) and about another scholar of Deoband Hameeduddin Farahi:
"Moulana Thaanvi’s fatwa has been published that Moulana Shibli No’mani and Moulana Hameeduddin are infidels (Kaafirs). And as Madrasatul Islah belongs to them so this Madrassah is an institution of infidelity and godlessness. Those scholar who attend the meeting of this madrassah are also renegades and irreligious".
After going through this fatwa, Abdul Majid Daryabadi Sahib wrote a detailed letter in which he tried to justify Shibli No’mani and Hameeduddin Farahi and said, in this regard, that these people offer their prayers and even offer their non-obligatory prayers, as well. They are in fact scholars and righteous in their ways. In reply to this, Thaanvi Sahib wrote: "All these are acts and conditions; beliefs are different things. Incorrect acts and conditions can stand together with correct beliefs and correct acts and conditions cannot stand together with incorrect beliefs".
Same Thaanvi Sahib wrote: "When an irreligious man talks of religion, his religious conversation is also darkness and so is the case with his writings. So one should not keep company with irreligious people and neither should one read their books". (Kamalat-e-Ashrafiyah, page 55).
What is Thaanvi Sahib to the Tablighi Jamaat? Just see. The founder of the Tablighi Jamaat, Muhammad Elyaas, said: "Hazrat Maulana Thaanvi Sahib (peace be upon him) has done something great. What I wish is that his teachings could have my manner of preaching, in this way his teaching could spread far and wide". (Malfoozaat, page 57).
The founder of the Tablighi Jamaat told himself that the aim of his preaching was to spread the teachings of Thaanvi Sahib. This clearly shows that Ashraf Ali Thaanvi is the mastermind behind the Tablighi Jamaat’s viewpoint. And this ‘mastermind’ himself says that the acts and states are different from beliefs. His explanation is that if somebody has wrong beliefs it does not mean he will have wrong acts and states, as well. It means an irreligious man who has beliefs may be someone who offers his namaaz (Salaat) regularly. And someone who is not a Namaazi may have right beliefs. He himself has made it clear that the real thing is not Kalemah and Namaaz, it is right beliefs. If beliefs are not correct, then Namaaz and Rozah (Salaat and Fast) have no value. He who does not have right beliefs is irreligious. His speech and writings are misleading. When he talks in favour of religion, even then he is wrong. You should avoid his company and should not read what he writes. It may lead you astray too. The madrassah of people who have wrong beliefs does not lead to faith; rather it leads to infidelity and ‘non-religion’. Those who are associated with this madrassah and attend its meeting will become atheist and irreligious.
Just think Thaanvi Sahib called the scholars of his own group infidels (Kaafir), because of their wrong beliefs. He never considered the merit of their namaaz, knowledge and services. He called their madrassah, the madrassah of infidelity. Keeping company with them and reading their books, he considers as atheism and non-religion. If, in fact, Thaanvi Sahib is behind the viewpoint of the Tablighi Jamaat, then according to him, whoever has wrong beliefs, offers namaaz (salaat) in vain. Keeping company with him and reading his books is atheism and non-religion. Scholars of Deoband have themselves said about the members of the Tablighi Jamaat that they are ignorant and their beliefs are wrong. The people of Tablighi Jamaat go beyond limits. So the base of the Tablighi Jamaat, i.e. Ashraf Ali Thaanvi and other prominent scholars of Tablighi Jamaat prove, with their own reasoning that to keep company with the Tablighi Jamaat and to read their books is relegation, non-religion and going astray.
Dear readers, when we say this they don’t like it, though they should blame their elders. See these passages from the books of the scholars of the Tablighi Jamaat. The author of Baraaheen-e-Qateeah Khaleel Ahmad Ambhetwi’s Caliph and founder of the Tablighi Jamaat Muhammad Elyas and his son Muhammad Yusuf and prominent Deoband Scholar Abdur Raheem Shah says:
"Those who are not acquainted with religion want to do the work that is supposed to be done by scholars. These people, due to their ignorance and low state and bad characters, are looked down upon in society". (Usool-e-Da’wat-u-Tablighi, page 4).
He further said: "By god, I am analysing them with a reluctant heart, just because it is my religious duty to tell whether of not someone accepts it, that these immature followers have started addressing public meetings, which they are not allowed to do and they have taken this act beyond limits, at the expense of other departments of religion. They have been reprimanded time and again by those who felt responsible, but they refused to listen. So, it is my responsibility to explain the real situation". (Usool-e-Da’awat-u-Tabligh, page 52).
Dear readers, in the above passages, somebody who knows them inside out is telling that those who belong to the Tablighi Jamaat cross limits and start preaching without knowledge. Everybody knows that by reading books on medicine no one can become a doctor. If just after reading medical books someone tries to be a physician he will surely kill the patient. To become a doctor, you have to be trained and taught at a medical college, under the supervision of experienced teachers. Every chemist knows which tablet is to be used for fever. But why is there fever? For this you have to consult a doctor and not a chemist. Only he, who is well suited for the work, looks good doing it.
Allah Subhanahu has also sent the Prophet with the Books. The Prophet teaches the Book and wisdom and only then one understands.
So, the same Abdur Raheem Shah says: "Just imagine, no one can become even a compounder without being certified for the same, but as regards religion, anyone can deliver a speech on the subject. You do not need any qualification for this. As an unqualified doctor is a great danger to your life, so is an unqualified religious scholar to your faith". (page 54).
They are told that when they will leave home for preaching (Tabligh) they will earn this much of sawaab or grace of God.
Little do they think that when an ignorant man preaches he becomes a danger to the faith of people as when he sits on the driving seat who is absolutely unacquainted with driving. This is why the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), who knew the things to come, told before hand that when the knowledge will vanish from the world, people will take their problems to ignorant men. The ignorant men will give wrong answers and as a result, both parties will go astray (Bukhari and Muslim Shareef). The Holy Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) also said that when the unqualified start working for religion, the doomsday is at hand. It means that those un qualified preachers will bring about the destruction of people. The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has declared it as one of the signs of doomsday. You can see it for yourself that those who belong to the Tablighi Jamaat are regular in offering their prayers (namaaz) but because they are far from the essence of religion they are misled and, due to this, mislead others.
Abdur Raheem Shah says: "One who does not pray, harms himself but one who preaches (without qualification) harms the whole generation". (page 54).
It means that he who does not offer his prayers does no damage beyond himself, but someone who is regular in offering prayers but, at the same time, spreads wrong beliefs, destroys the people in general. His disease does not remain limited to him only, but becomes contagious and harms others as well.
Another teacher of Deoband says about Muhammad Elyaas way of preaching: "As far as I have gained knowledge of this way of preaching, I am not satisfied with it" (Tambihaat, page 12).
Abdur Raheem Shah wrote about Tablighi Jamaat and Fazaail-e-Tablighi: "It is a strange contradiction, somewhere it is declared that it is the way of the Prophet (Sunnat-e-Nabvee) and somewhere Hazrat Maulana Elyaas is considered the founder and initiator of it". (Page 50).
What Ehteshaam-ul-Hasan Sahib Kandhalvi, brother-in-law of Muhammad Elyaas and also a life long friend and associate of Elyaas Sahib wrote at the of his book (Zindagi ki Siraat-e-Mustaqeem) under the heading "Necessary Warning" (Zuroori Intibaah) is to be read carefully.
"The present way of Tablighi of Nizamuddin Basti, as far as my knowledge and understanding go, is neither in keeping with Qur’an and Hadith nor it is in accord with the way of Hazrat Mujadded Alf-e-Saani and Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah Muhaddis Dehlvi. The fist responsibility of those scholars who are in this kind of Tabligh is to bring it in accord with Qur’an and Hadith and the way of the Scholars of the right path (Ulama-e-Haqq). It is beyond my comprehension that what was considered wrong (Bidat-e-HasanaH) in the lifetime of Maulana Elyaas (though it was done with certain principles, then) how can it be considered the world’s most important work now when it has lost even those principles which it initially had … after inclusion of ‘denials’ (Munkaraat) it cannot be called even wrong (Bidat-e-Hasanah). All I want is to be relieved of my burden (by telling it)".
In reply to the above passage, Deo Bandi scholar Mahmood Hasan Gangohi wrote to Ehtesham-ul-Hasan Kandahlvi:
"Uptil now, I thought you gave up residing in Nizamuddin and decided to live in Kandhala, due to bad health. That is why you could not take part in Tablighi activities. But this supplement revealed that you do not consider this Tabligh a religious work, rather you think it is something that spoils religion". (Chashma-e-Aftab, page 7).
The scholar Qamruddin Mazahari, who compiled the book "Chashma-e-Aftab", wrote in his preface:
"Maulana Ehtesham-ul-Hasan Kandhalvi is one of the pioneers of this movement, but recently he has criticised the Tablighi Jamaat and declared it a group (Jamaat) that misleads people". (page 3).
In the same book Shaikh-ul-Hadith Muhammad Zakariya wrote in his letter on page 11:
"… though I have heard that some caliphs and chosen people of Hazrat Thaanvi Sahib do not like it (Tablighi Jamaat)".
Abdur Raheem Shah wrote in his book: "Right beliefs are the base of salvation, acts are not the basis of salvation". (Usool-e-Dawat-o-Tabligh, page 64).
Respectable Readers, you have read what the prominent scholars of Deoband and the Tabligh Jamaat have to tell about their true selves. They do not need further comments or any "fatwa" (legal opinion) from us. Their own pens have proved them wrong. Now it depends on Deobandis and Tablighis, if they declare themselves on the right, then their elders are proved wrong, and if they feel their elders are right, then they themselves are on the wrong path. Those who have read the above quoted passages will realise that all of them are wrong. We, who are Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat and are called Bareilvi by Tablighi Deobandi, are considered "bad" by them because we bring their own writings to them and ask them: "which voice is your voice?" Instead of replying they start using foul language. They label true Muslims; "Mushrik and Bidaati, but nature has its laws; what we do, they themselves do the same things".
They practice, what they themselves call unjustified and unlawful. This doubles their crime. Their first crime is to call unlawful what is lawful and second is to do what they consider unlawful. This is the curse of Allah Subhanahu on them, in this world.
Dear readers, you must be having one thing on your mind, i.e., these people (of Tablighi Jamaat) go everywhere and advise others to observe fast and offer prayers (Namaz and Rozah) at every doorstep, how can they be wrong? You have already read what Thaanvi Sahib said in this regard, i.e., "If a wrong believer should talk on religion, even that would mislead others". In simple words I would put it like this: If somebody invites you to his place and prepares such a food for you which has all the ingredients that are essential for good taste and flavour, but he mixes a bit of poison in it, would you take it? On your refusal, he will mention the ingredients and praise them and will say that you can see all these, but poison is nowhere to be seen, so why hesitate? You will naturally say that because of one bit of poison, whether it can be seen or not, all the rest has become harmful. Other tasty and good-for-health ingredients will not compensate the damage done by poison.
It is the same with Deobandis, Tablighi and the like. Apparently it is all good and impressive, but this preaching is founded on such incorrect beliefs and viewpoints, and the disrespect towards the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that it ultimately becomes a deadly poison for the faith. As the poison I harmful for the body, so is rudeness to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and saints for the faith, and you have already realised that salvation depends on right beliefs and not on right acts. If you do not have right belief, a million years of worship will bear no fruit.
A Deobandi scholar Ahmed Ali Sahib has explained the position of Maulana Maudoodi in such a parable in his booklet (Haqq Parast Ulama Ke Maudoodiyat Say Naaraazgi Kay Asbaab), page 80, I am quoting this to confirm my standpoint:
It goes somewhat like this: "If a man puts a piece of pork in a pot that contains 10Kg of milk, and then offers a Muslim to drink milk out of that pot, the Muslim will surely refuse. If the man defends his positions by saying that it is only a small piece of pork, while the milk in the container is much more in quantity. The Muslim will say that the whole of the milk has become undrinkable (Haraam) because of that one piece. Same is the case with the writings of Maulana Maudoodi. When a Muslim will read this sentence of his: "There is filth and ignorance all around Kaaba (Baitullah)", he (the Muslim) will never be pacified, till such time that Maudoodi Sahib takes his words back. This sentence is like the piece of pork in milk".
Dear readers, what decision has been taken by Deobandi scholars for their own Maudoodi Sahib, same decision we make for Deobandi Tablighi scholars and their followers. So long as Deobandi Tablighi do not repent for these un-Islamic writings of theirs, and so long as do not disown them and "make-good" for their beliefs until then the Muslim Ummah will not change its decision towards them. This, too, has been decided by Deobandi scholars that salvation depends on beliefs not on acts.
The only way to patch up with them is that all Deobandis and Tablighis should admit that those scholars of Deoband and Wahabis who have written these passages are because of not disowning them, Kaafirs and Zindiqs (infidels and irreligious). And anybody who accepts these viewpoints is just like them, an infidel.
The martyrdom of Ameer-ul-Mo’mineen Hazrat Usmaan Ghaani (Radiallahu Anhu) was the result of the conspiracy of this group.
This group spread their preaching members to the four corners of the Islamic empire. The work was passed from one generation to another. They realised that the Muslims adore their Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and this adoration reaches to such an extent that they (Muslims) lay down their lives and properties in the name of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Such extreme love is always the result of the qualities of the beloved. The same is true in the case of the Muslims’ love for their Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This anti-Islamic group of hypocrites and its agents came to the conclusion that unless they finish this feeling of love, the power of Muslim unity will remain, and they will not achieve their goal. They had already convinced the Jews and Christians of their loyalty to them, so the Jews and Christians were helping them with all their resources.
The reason for Islamic victories was the love for Allah’s Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the passion for the holy war (Jihaad). This group of conspirators and its followers decided to bring out such issues in Islam, which can become a source of discord among Muslims.
This will turn their passion for holy war against one another. They started changing the meaning of the Qur’an and Sunnah, and started declaring, "allowed" what was prohibited and vice versa. Against the principle of religion (Din), their scholars were given the status of Imams and those who opposed them were labelled "idolaters" and "misled". Many false Prophets sprang up. Disrespect and rudeness towards the Holy Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), his wives (Azwaaj-e-Mutaharaat), his companions (Sahaaba-e-Kiraam), his family members (Ahl-e-Bait) and saints (Auliya Allah) began. The reason for doing this was that when people will learn about their (fabricated) shortcomings, it would destroy the relation of love and respect. Naturally, when people will be told that saints and prophets do not have any exceptional quality, which can place them above the masses, the love and emotions will be over. Lack of love will take away the power to act, and will ultimately lead to an indifference to the holy war (Jihaad).
The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) who, by the grace of Allah Subhanahu, had the knowledge of unknown knew all this beforehand. He had already told the world about this group and its activities. The moment the Deobandi Tablighi will accept this, all contention will be over. But alas, whenever they and their followers were told to do this, they refused. When Deobandi Tablighi are adamant about what they say then how can the decision of Qur’an-o-Sunnah prevail over them. Those whose hearts have been hardened and who have gone astray beyond limits and who cannot differentiate between truth and falsehood are the sort of people who have been addressed in the Qur’an: "For you your religion, for us our religion".
Respectable readers, you would like to know why the Deobandi Tablighi stick to such un-Islamic writings of theirs, and why are they so obstinate about their wrong beliefs. Why don’t they admit this fault and bring this discord to an end. In all honesty, I tell my readers that Jews, Christians and Hypocrites, all are enemies of Allah Subhanahu and his Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Qur’an has revealed what they are in reality. It is something natural that when someone’s true colours are revealed he gets hurt. So much so, that he becomes vindictive. Jews and Christians felt humiliated by losing their central places such as Khyber and Jerusalem to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and his true followers. They saw the expansion of the Islamic state and witnessed their own defeat and downfall. When they realised that they cannot compete with the Muslim state, they got together and conspired against Muslim. The history of their conspiracies is recorded in books. These anti-Islamic groups decided that as their weak position will not be able to stand the strength of Muslims, so the only way out is to divide the Muslims and break the fraternity of Islam. This can be done only by becoming a Muslim in name and sticking to their wrong beliefs and viewpoints. Just by reciting Kalemah and offering Namaaz we will get back our cities. We will chalk out such plans, which will break the unity of Muslims. It will distract their attention from us and they (Muslims) will stand against one another. We will take advantage of such a situation and will recapture our lost territories. This will place us in a honourable position again. So, Abdullah Bin Sabaa led this movement and all his followers became Muslims in a deceiving way. This group of conspirators became active after the death of Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radiyallahu Anhu). Therefore, in authentic Hadiths it is quoted that once when the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was distributing the ‘war booty" (Maal-e-Ghaneemat), Harqoos Bin Zohair who was called Zul Khaisrah said: "O Prophet of Allah, you have not done justice". This disrespectful statement flared the lovers of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radiyallahu Anhu) sought permission to kill the rude man. The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) did not allow Hazrat Umar to do that. The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) turned to the man and said: "May your mother lose you, I am the Prophet of Allah, if I do not do justice, who would?" Then he addressed his companions (Sahaabah), "He will live and his descendants will keep growing, generation, till such time that the people of his last generation will join the army of Dajjaal and they will be killed by the best people of my Ummah. People of his progeny will be recognised by the following signs: they will remove the hair of their heads, they will have the bottom of their dresses rolled much above their ankles, they will offer prayers of extra ordinary length, so other people, as compared to their prayers, will consider their own prayers inferior, they will recite Qur’an excellently but the message of Qur’an will not reach their hearts, they will have honey on their tongues but they will be hard hearted like wolves, they will appear virtuous but will be out of the religion as an arrow is out of the bow, they will be evil people and they will spread evil".
Dear readers, be just and look around you. Don’t you find such people with these signs? These signs have been described by that Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) through whom we recognise Allah and believe in Him. Through the same Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) we believe in the Qur’an and accept it. This was the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) who gave us the recognition of Qur’an and Hadith. He uttered Qur’an, and Hadiths too, are words of his mouth. Whoever has complete faith in the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), he would and should believe in what the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said. The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has told everything explicitly. These people, no matter in what disguise they come, whatever name they give to their movement, have been revealed to us in the minutest details. They come under the pretext of teaching Kalemah and Namaaz to the simple hearted Muslims, but in fact they are taking the Muslim Ummah to the brink of destruction. If these robbers of faith, who act against Islam with the cooperation of Jews and Christians, are not true and faithful to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), how can they be our friends and well-wishers. They are the people whose God can lie. For them, the knowledge of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) resembles the knowledge of animals. Dear readers! You can well imagine what damage their writings must have done to the Muslim Ummah.
The youth in particular, should think that in this age of science and modern devices when man has reached the moon, how far away from spirituality the writings of these maulvis have taken the followers of that Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) who cut the moon into two with just a slight movement of his finger. This group, which is involved in smuggling and drugs under the pretext of preaching is never seen resisting the government on the issue of ‘interest’. The members of these groups are never seen in the red-light areas of Beirut, Bangkok and Bombay trying to stop people from committing the acts of lechery and perversion. They are never seen preaching in the compounds of cinema houses. They don’t go and teach Kalemah to those who roam about on nude beaches. So much so, that they leave their families open to corruption and go preaching for months. They don’t act on the sayings of the Qur’an and Sunnah which openly advise us to take care of our families first as "the charity begins at home". These people take the male members out of those families where old parents and youthful sisters and wives are left alone. They do not consider the fact that Hazrat Owais Qarni was a contemporary of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) but owing to the responsibility of his old mother, he did avail the opportunity of becoming the companion (Sahaabi) of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to turn his face towards Yemen saying: "From this direction comes the aroma of love". They don’t remember what the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said as regard Hazrat Owais Qarni. These writers of misleading books preachers of their maulvi’s point of view who try to belittle the status and love of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), are bent upon taking you to the brink of destruction and wrath of Allah.
They don’t preach against Judaism and Christianity. They don’t preach against the unjust shedding of blood of seven million Muslims in Iran and Iraq. They don’t declare Holy war (Jihaad) against the excess of Zionism in Jerusalem and Masjid-e-Aqsa. All they want to do is to reach your heart under the excuse of mending your ways as regards Kalemah and Namaaz and then take away all your spirituality by declaring that being respectful to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is like worshipping some other God beside Allah (Shirk). Do you think they can convert non-Muslims into Muslims by preaching all this nonsense?
Just think if they go to a gathering of international level, where people of all religions, creeds, colours and races have come. At that meeting, Hindus, Jews, Christians and our Tablighis seek the permission to preach their respective religions and are allowed to do so. The rule of meeting is that whosoever convinces the listeners can convert them to his religion. The Hindus gets up first and says that their Ram Chardarjee was a man full of wonders. He was so brave and strong that to seek the hand of Seeta Rani he, by bending it, broke the bow made of iron. So, all men should follow this wonderful Ram Chandarjee.
After this, the Christian gets up and says that he is a follower of Christ who had such a miraculous personality that mere touch of his hand could bring the sight to him who was born blind. He could heal the leper in the same way. He could even bring the dead back to life. He had miracles and his teachings are good. So everybody should become a Christian.
Then it is the Jew who gets up and says: "I believe in Moses (Moosa Alaihis Salaam). Look at his wonder working. He hits the stone with his stick and a stream starts flowing. He takes his hand out of his armpit and it shines like the moon. His teachings are good. All of us should be Jews".
At last, the Tablighi man of Nizamuddin Basti who is called a Muslim gets up and says: "I am the follower of Hazrat Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Our Prophet was a man like us. He made mistakes and had no powers. The only difference between him and us is that he could get the revelations from Allah, while we do not have that power. His teachings are good. Everybody should be a Muslim".
Dear readers! It is up to you to do justice. What will that crowd deduce from the statements of this member of the Tablighi Jama’at. The Christian, the Jew and the Hindu are proving greatness of their chiefs while; you have already read what a Muslim has to say in this regard. Will the crowd be impressed? Even a Muslim will not be proud of being a Muslim, after hearing this, as all those gathered will say that if the Prophet of Muslims was just an ordinary man then the leaders of others are proved to be greater and better. They will ask the Muslim that if, according to you, your Prophet had no extraordinary quality and was devoid of all powers then why do you want us to become his followers?
This has been, and would be the result of their preaching. According to their own propaganda, thousands of Deobandi scholars participated in the 100th anniversary celebrations of Dar-ul-Uloom of Deoband. Instead of a religious scholar, these celebrations were inaugurated by an infidel Hindu (Mushrikah) woman. This clearly shows which way the wind of these misleading Dar-ul-Uloom blows. The speech of that Hindu lady, Mrs Indira Gandhi, further proves that the points of Hindu and Deobandis are very much in harmony. She came in their gathering as a Hindu and left as a Hindu. These people, who make such tall claims about preaching, could not convert one woman. In the same India, the moving spirit of ours ‘people of Sunnah’ (Ahle Sunnat) Hazrat Khwaja Syed Moinuddin Hassan Chishti (Khareeb Nawaaz) Radiyallahu Anhu, came all-alone, but when he departed, there were nine and half millions Muslims in India.
In the above mentioned international gathering, if there is a representative of ours ‘people of Sunnah’ (Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’at), he, the slave and lover of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)would speak : "I am a Muslim and we believe that only Allah is worthy of our worship and He is the creator and sustainer of everything. He (Allah) created the Ram of Hindus and he created Hazrat Isa and Hazrat Moosa (Alaihis Salaam). We believe in Hazrat Isa of the Christians and Hazrat Moosa of the Jews, and we also believe that they worked wonders. We believe in all this because Allah says that if He had not created our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), He would not have revealed Himself. So the whole universe is created because of our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Suffice it to say that all blessings of this world, which includes the wonder working and greatness of Prophethood of others, have come to us due to our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The name of our Prophet is Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
The meaning of his name, to begin with, tells that He is the one who has been praised the most. The Creator of our Prophet, i.e. Allah, praises our Prophet. Whosoever praises our Prophet, Allah praises him too. Our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has been praised by Hazrat Moosa and Hazrat Isa also. Our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has been mentioned in the old and new testaments. The book revealed on him has been mentioned. His ‘wonders’ have been mentioned. Hazrat Moosa and Hazrat Isa had miracles to show, but our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) himself was a miracle. Allah bestowed many blessings upon Hazrat Moosa and Hazrat Isa. Hazrat Moosa used to talk to Allah on Koh-e-Toor (Hill of Toor). Allah took Hazrat Isa alive to the skies and called our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), in his human body, to the highest sky to show Himself and say salam to the Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The same angel who brought revelation to Hazrat Moosa and Hazrat Isa, came to our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with the last code of human life i.e. Qur’an was revealed to him. It will remain a constant source of guidance up to the last day. The Bible (Injeel) has not come down to us in its original form, neither is there anyone who has committed it to memory, while each and every word of the Qur’an has been preserved in its original form and setting and there are millions of people who have committed it to memory. So it will remain in its original form forever. In the Qur’an, which has been revealed to our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), idolatry is prohibited. Whoever worships any other god besides Allah is a mushrik. These man-made idols can neither give nor take anything away from man. Idols cannot move a finger, whereas man, who makes these idols, is more powerful than them. Hindus worship idols and consider them god. Our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) showed the right path to thousands of those who were worshipping false gods. He made them bow down to Allah, who is the Creator of the earth and sky, who controls life and death, who has created the universe, who raises the sun from east and sets it in the west. He has given us body and soul, intelligence and consciousness, besides other innumerable blessings. To man, He has given the highest status in all beings and created him in the image of eternal beauty. He sent prophets so that they teach us good manners, give us knowledge and wisdom, make our lives useful and direct towards an aim. Allah has sent about 124 or 224 thousands prophets. Some prophets are superior to others. Our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is complete and most superior of all prophets. The attributes and status that he has been given is the highest and unique. In knowledge, wisdom, seriousness, generosity, grace, looks, character and courtesy no one is like him. He came in the world as a man but such a man that no one can be like him in the whole universe. He is the light of Allah. Allah Subhanahu loves him so much that He, the Creator, praises him and holds him in very high esteem. Allah Subhanhu does not love anyone else so much. He (Allah Subhanahu) sends Durood (blessing) and Salaam (Salutation) to the Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He swears by the age of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), by his city and by his era. Allah Subhanahu says, "When you love the Prophet, you love me. When you are faithful to him, you are being faithful to me". Allah Subhanahu sent him as the glowing proof of His existence, so that the whole of creation could see and judge the greatness, the height and the status of this sacred man and Prophet. The judgement day would help them understand Allah Subhanahu. They would realise the greatness of Allah Subhanahu by knowing the greatness of his Prophet. After all, Allah Subhanahu has created him. Allah Subhanahu has declared that whosoever loves and follows his Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), pleases Allah and achieves success in both worlds. By sending His Prophet in this world, Allah Subhanahu has blessed us all. For this, we should be grateful to Him as our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), is the cause of creation of the whole universe. It is through him that the created knows the Creator. Allah Subhanahu has prepared heaven for the believers and followers of His Prophet, and He has created hell for those who negate him and become disrespectful to him. A true slave of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) becomes the master of the world, and he who leaves the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), deprives himself of all the blessings of Allah Subhanahu.
The afore gathering has been told by the Hindu that his Ram Chanderjee was an extraordinary man. He was strong enough to bend and break a bow of iron. He must have done that but there is nothing so great about it. There are countless strong men and wrestlers in this world. They have demonstrated their strength in spellbinding ways. To break the bow of iron is one of these things. What our Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) did is beyond comparison. While in Makkah, he broke the moon in two pieces by just pointing towards it with his finger. On the way to the castle of Khyber, he brought back the sun, which had set already. Someone else could have done what Ram Chanderjee did, but breaking the moon and bringing the sun back are things, which only our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) could accomplish. Hindus cannot do this even if they seek the help of their idols.
The Christians addressed the same crowd and said that Hazrat Isa (Alaihis Salaam) had many miracles. Sure he had miracles and his miracles have been mentioned in the Qur’an and we believe in them. The Christian told the crowd that his ‘Jesus’ could restore the sight of the blind and cure the leper by the touch of his hand. But the qualities that our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) possessed were much greater. The sand that was touched by the sleepers of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) became a sure cure for leprosy. The wind that passed through the cloak of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) became a remedy for the sick. Hazrat Isa (Alaihis Salaam) could bring the dead back to life. This, no doubt, is something great, but our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) could give power of speech to stones and wood. This is like giving life to inorganic things. The saliva of our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) could turn the saline water of a well into fresh water. It could heal the broken limbs, cure the infected eyes and could increase the amount of food. What Hazrat Isa (Alaihis Salaam) did was wonderful, but what our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) did is something that even Hazrat Isa would envy.
The Jew addressed the same crowd and mentioned Hazrat Moosa’s (Alaihis Salam) miracles. No doubt, Hazrat Moosa had tremendous powers and could do miracles. It is true that he could bring out a stream by just hitting a stone with his stick. But what we would humbly like to say is that streams, in natural conditions come out of rocks and mountains. On the other hand, our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) did this on the way to Tabook and Hudaibiyah; it was extremely hot and the army of Islam ran short of water. They requested the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to do something as there was no water to drink, to bathe and to do wuzoo (Ablution) and no water for the animals. In scorching heat the situation was becoming terrible. The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked them to bring a container and in that container he put his hand (the hand about which Allah Subhanahu says ‘It is my hand’). Thousands of people witnessed that all five fingers of his hand became the source of five streams of fresh water. The army drank this water, took bath, did wuzoo, gave it to the animals to drink and stored it in their personal containers. This is the miracle of our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and it is much more awe inspiring than what Hazrat Moosa (Alaihis Salam) did.
The Jew said that when Hazrat Moosa took out his hand after putting it under his armpit, the hand shone like the moon. This is right but our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was light personified. His face could outshine the moon. His teeth had such sparkle that when he laughed in the dark, there was illumination all around. His Holy wife Hazrat Ayesha (Radiallahu Anha) could find her sewing needle from the light of his teeth. Once two companions of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) were so absorbed in the conversation that they got late. It was a rainy night. The companions humbly said to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), "It is dark outside and due to rainfall it will be slippery all the way. We will have a tough time on our way back. The companions had a walking sticks in their hands (To have a stick in the hand is the habit of our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and his companions out of love followed in all his ways). The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) touched the stick and said, "This will enlighten you way". When the companions came out, the sticks started giving light like a torch. They walked in this light, till a point came when they had to go on separate ways. He who had the stick touched it with the others and it lit up that one too. Ultimately they both reached home safe and sound. Hazrat Moosa (Alaihis Salam) could lighten his hand only but our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) touched the stick and lightened it. Not only this, when that stick touched the other, that too started shining. This miracle is a speciality of our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had such a marvellous personality that if an ordinary man like me start writing about his marvels, he will exhaust his age, his voice and his knowledge but he will not be able to describe all what he has. His teachings are an ocean full of pearls, which will always guide us to success and higher destinations. It was the association with our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that made the nomadic tribes of the desert superior to angels. Before the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) these desert people buried their daughters alive, robbed one another and led a life of cruelty and ruthlessness. But when they became associated with our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), loved him and followed his religion, they became rulers of the world and beloved of Allah Subhanahu. I invite you to associate yourself completely with our religion and our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This will give you the best of both worlds.
Dear readers, be just and tell me when the Hindus, Christians, Jews and the rest of the people will hear the reasoning of the Sunni Muslim, will they not be speechless? Definitely they will be and thus they will accept Islam. The saints and prophets of Allah Subhanahu converted unbelievers to Islam but Tablighi, Deobandis and Wahabis are turning Muslims into unbelievers. You can see the difference between Tablighi and Sunni beliefs.
In this age of material progress, these people who deny the spiritual heights are helpless against the inventions of science. They accept these wonders of the non-Muslims but do not believe in the marvels of the prophets and saints of Allah. When the inventor of radio Markoni hears what Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radiallahu Anhu) was capable of doing, but those who call themselves Muslims are using all their energy to negate the marvel of Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radiallahu Anhu). Same is the case with other miracles and marvels. It is a pity that non-Muslims are learning so much from the miracles of our Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and other prophets and saints (Radiallahu anhu) that they are developing new devices with the understanding of these miracles. These inventions, which are adding to human convenience, are making them superpowers and those who call themselves Muslims are spending their lives in negating these miracles and are wasting their spiritual powers.
A dear reader, the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the beloved of Allah Subhanahu. He is the chief of all prophets. Following him and becoming his slave is our success and salvation. We came to recognise the Qur’an, Ramadaan and even the merciful through him. It is because of him that we do not face the wrath of Allah Subhanahu, as the earlier group did and our faces are not distorted and we are not turned into animals. It is not an ordinary thing that because of him we have been given a night which is better than a thousand months. It is our relationship with him that has made us the best of all Ummahs (communities). We owe this honour to him.
This beloved of Allah Subhanahu has given us everything. If we do not hold this blessing and grace in high esteem, we will not please Allah Subhanahu. Our worships will not bear fruit. They claim to love Allah Subhanahu and being disrespectful to his beloved is not a sign of faith. All around you, someone is abusing the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), someone is abusing the holy wives of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), someone is abusing the companions of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and someone is abusing the saints of Allah Subhanahu. Naturally, you ask whom should we follow?
I invite you to the realm of love. Follow the Qur’an and Sunnah. He who the Prophets of Allah (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), who loves the family members, the holy wives and companions of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wa Ashaabihi Wasallam), who loves the saints of Allah (Radiallahu Anhum) and believe in their wonder working and miracles, and consider this love the only way to salvation. He who does all this, follow him.
Look at it this way; about a hundred an fifty years back, there were no Deobandis and Tablighis in the subcontinent. These groups are created and backed by the enemies of Islam, who just for money and ‘ego satisfaction’ are being insolent to the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), his descendants and companions (Radiallahu Anhum). They have forgotten in the end they are going to meet, neither do they remember the wrath of Allah Subhanahu. We thank Allah Subhanahu that we, the people of Sunnah and Jama’at stand for the truth. The basis of all our beliefs is the Qur’an and Sunnah. Our beliefs are proved true even by the books of Deobandis. We do not differ from them because of any ‘ego problem’; our dispute with them is for Allah and his Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and under no conditions compromise with their enemies. It is a pity that we consider our near and dear ones more important than Allah and His Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This is the reason why we are divided and lost. If we do not love the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and do follow him completely, we will remain devoid of stability, peace and prosperity. The true followers of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) conquered the empires of Rome and Iran, but today just four million Jews are humiliating one billion of those who make false claim to faith. This is what the Jews and Christians want, to lead the Muslims away from the love of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and to let them (Muslims) dispute with one another so that they (Muslims) do not stand united against the Jews and Christians. If Muslims, with all their intelligence, do not understand this, then we can only feel pity on their intelligence. One who is out for his own destruction, nobody can stop him. Those who give them the freedom to preach know it quite well that these people who roam about hither and thither with bedding on their shoulders can do no harm to them. They know what sort of Muslims these Tablighis ‘make’.
They clearly understand that they can only be harmed when Muslims once again create the atmosphere of Badr, only three hundred and thirteen Muslims, having faith in the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), crushed the better equipped army of one thousand soldiers. Today, the Jews and Christians are doing everything to deprive Muslims of this strength of faith. For this purpose they have set Muslims against Muslims, as they know that the enemy within is more dangerous than the enemy without.
It is high time that you differentiate between friend and foe. Be strong in your love and relation with the true followers and lovers of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Become one, in the name of the Prophet (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This will make you such a wall, which cannot be demolished by the enemy. Believe me, if we are united, we will have all the blessings of Allah Subhanahu. We will have respect and prominence and prosperity because it has been declared openly that:
If you are faithful to Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), I (Allah) am yours (we will give you the whole universe)
This world is nothing; we will give you the pen and the slate (to write your own fate)
(Poet of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal)
‘Kee Muhammad Say Wafa Toonay Toe Hum Taray Hain
Yeh Jehaan Chees Hay Kiya Lauhu Qalam Taray Hain"
Wama Alaina Illal Balaagh
Wasallal Lahu Ala Habeebihi Sayidina Muhammadiyun Wa Aalihi Wa Ashaabihi Wabaarik Wasallim.