Great favour to Sunnis

The great favor that Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Qadiri (may Allah bless him and give him peace) has conferred upon the Ahle Sunnah wal Jamaat can never be repaid. Without the Love of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), we are nothing, and this nothing we would have been today if it wasn't for the perseverance of our Beloved Alim, Sufi and Scholar, Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Qadiri (may Allah bless him and give him peace)

Today, whichever gathering of the Ahle Sunnah wa Jamaat you visit, you will no doubt hear the name of the Mujaddid of the Century, Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Qadiri. His work has reached such elevated heights that even though there is a different reviver for every century; many Ulema have said that this great Imam is a reviver of both the fourteenth and the fifteenth Islamic centuries.

A great misfortune is that the Muslims haven't truly realized the position of Alahazrat. Many of the so-called Ahle Sunnah wa Jamaat or Sunnis do not even know his name. This is indeed a shameful situation. They must be made to realize that it was this great Imam who removed darkness and spread light. When the Wahhabi and Deobandi sects were attempting to steal our Imaan (faith), it was the pen of Ahmad Raza that worked day and night to restore the true Islam, so that you and me could call ourselves people who follow the real and true Tradition of Islam. Let it be known, if it wasn't for the arrival of Ahmad Raza, who knows whether we could have called ourselves the Ahle Sunnah wa Jamaat [Sunnis] today.

It has been said on many an occasions that if Ahmad Raza hadn't embraced the Indian Subcontinent with his blessed existence, there may not have been any sign of the true teachings of Imam Abu Hanifa's (may Allah bless him and give him peace) school of thought therein.

The reason why Alahazrat, even though he was a rich man, didn't pay a penny of Zakah (welfare contribution) throughout his blessed life was because he used to spend all his money on the welfare of his students and in preaching Islam.

[Courtesy: The Savior of Islam posted by brother Aqdas, Tuesday 14 November 2000]