Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) spent much of
his time also refuting those who insulted the dignity of the Holy Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He left no stone unturned in
safe-guarding the dignity and integrity of Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam), in spite of being personally attacked by the misguided. These
personal attacks did not bother him in the least bit!
Allamah Abdul Hamid, Vice Chancellor of Al Jamia Al-Nizamiyya
(Hyderbad, India), said: "Mawlana Ahmed Raza Khan was a Sword of Islam and a
great commander for the cause of Islam. He may justifiably be called AN
INVINCIBLE FORT THAT HELPED TO DEFEND THE BASIC TENETS AND IDEAS OF THE AHLE
SUNNAH WAL JAMA'AT. It is on accord of his untiring efforts that due respect and
regard for the Messenger of Allah, Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) and other Sufis and Saints of Islam is still alive in the Muslim
Society. His opponents had to mend their ways. No doubt he is the Imaam
(Leader) of the Ahle Sunnah. His written and compiled works reflect immense
depth and vision."
Justice Allamah Mufti Sayyid Shuja'at Ali Qadri (radi Allahu
anhu), Shariah Court, Government of Pakistan (Islamabad), said: "He was
pious like Ahmad bin Hambal and Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani. He had true acumen
and insight of Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Abu Yusuf. He commanded the force of
logic like Imam Razi and Imam Ghazzali, bold enough like Mujaddid Alf Thaani and
Mansoor Hallaj to proclaim the truth. Indeed, he was intolerant to
non-believers, kind and sympathetic to devotees, and the affectionates of the
Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)."
The adversaries of A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu)
levelled many accusations and tried desperately in defending their Kufr
statements. After much proofs, when it became absolutely clear to A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) that certain misguided individuals were not prepared in
withdrawing their Kufr statements and making Tauba, and in order to protect
Islam, he passed Kufr Fatawas against those persons. We should remember that he
passed the "Fatawa-e-Takfeer" (Kufr Fatawa) against those persons who insulted
the status and dignity of Almighty Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam). He passed the Fatawa-e-Takfeer on persons such as Ashraf Ali
Thanwi, Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi and Khalil Ahmad Ambetwi and others because,
through their writings, it was evident that they had insulted the Holy Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
We will quote some of the following blasphemous statements that
were made by them:
In page 51 of "Baraahin Qatia", Khalil Ahmed Ambetwi
says: "After looking at the condition of Satan and the Angel of Death, it
can be gained that they possess a great depth of knowledge and this has been
proven from Quran and Ahadith. To prove such knowledge for Fakhre Aalam
(Muhammad sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) without proof from the Quran and
Ahadith, but from common sense, is a false thought. If, to do so is not a Shirk,
then in which category of faith does it fall?"
In page 6 of "Hifzul Imaan", (Printed in Mazahirul Uloom),
Ashraf Ali Thanvi says: "If Knowledge of the Unseen refers to
partial knowledge, then what speciality is there in Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam). Such knowledge is possessed by Zaid and Amr (any Tom, Dick and
Harry), every child, insane people and all types of animals."
In page 5 of "Tahzeerun Naas", (Published in Makhtaba Fayz Nazd
Jami Masjid Deoband), Qasim Nanotwi says: "Prophets are superior to their
followers only in Knowledge, but in good deeds, followers sometimes seem equal
and occasionally even become superior to them."
In Part 2, page 12 of "Fatawa Rasheedia", (Published
Makhtaba Rasheedia Jami Masjid Delhi), Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi says:
"The word 'Rahmatul lil A'lameen' is not a speciality of Rasool (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam). But other Prophets, Saints and great Ulema are also cause for
mercy unto the worlds, even though Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the
highest of them all. Therefore, to use this word on others, is also
If one examines the original books that were written by such
persons, one will find other similar disrespectful statements found in their
Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat's (radi Allahu anhu) cautiousness
in declaring a person a Kaafir is to be noted in many of his books. In his book,
"Subhaanus Subooh", he academically destroys the arguments of
Molwi Ismail Dehlwi. Yet, at the end of the book, A'la Hadrat says, "The
Ulema have not termed this individual as a Kaafir, therefore, one has to be
Once again, refuting the arguments of Molwi Ismail Dehlwi and a
few of his "infamous" followers in another book, "Al Kaukabatush
Sha'haabiya", A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) says, "In our
opinion (the opinion of Islam), to term a person a Kaafir and to control one's
tongue is an act of extreme precaution and analysis."
In another treatise entitled, "Sallus Suyooful Hindiya",
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) states: "There is indeed a
difference between accepting words of Kufr and branding a person a Kaafir. We
have to be extremely careful. We have to remain silent. If there is the minutest
possibility that he is still a Muslim, we should fear terming that person a
In his book, "Subhaanus Subooh", Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) says, "We do not give any comment on the Kufr of
Molwi Ismail Dehlwi, simply because Sayyiduna Rasulullah (salal laahu alaihi wa
sallam) has warned us against terming the Ahle Qibla as Kaafirs. (It is only
possible) to term a person a Kaafir if his Kufr becomes clear as the sun and the
minutest indication does not remain that he is a Muslim."
(Tamheed-e-Imaan, pg. 42-43)
From the above statements, we clearly see how careful A'la
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was, in terming a person a Kaafir. He was
merely fulfilling his duty as a conscientious and responsible Muslim. The fault
was indeed of those individuals, who even after being warned, remained steadfast
in their own beliefs and words of Kufr.
As we have already stated earlier, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan
(radi Allahu anhu) sent many of the blasphemous and insulting statements
to the Ulema of Makkatul Mukarramah and Madinatul Munawwarah for clarification.
They did not hesitate in passing the Fatawa of Kufr against such people who
insulted Almighty Allah and the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
A FEW FATAWAS OF THE ULEMA-E-HARAMAIN
"All Praise is due to Allah, the Master of the Worlds, Who has
made the Ulema-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) the
freshness of this world. By manifesting truth and guidance, and filling cities
and heights, and by siding the religion of Sayyidul Mursaleen (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam) they saved the society of Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
from violation and (with their bright proofs) they destroyed the heresy of those
who were misled.
"After sending praise and salutations, I have seen that which
that learned person and professional teacher has purely written. It is a
struggle on behalf of the religion of Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
In other words, my brother and my respected Hadrat Ahmed Raza Khan (radi
Allahu anhu), who in his book, "Al Mu'tamadul Mustanad" has refuted the evil
leaders of the false sects and false beliefs. Such people are worse than all
evil, wicked and seditious people. Our author, in his book, has summarised and
stated the names of those wrongdoers, who due to their wrong doings, are soon to
become the worst and the lowest amongst the infidels.
"May Almighty Allah grant him (Imam Ahmed Raza) great reward
for unveiling the wickedness and wrongness. May Allah accept his efforts and
place his most high honour into the hearts of all people."
He has said this with his tongue and his writing has given an
order. He is hopeful in gaining all he wishes from his Creator.
MUHAMMAD SAEED BIN BAABSEEL - MUFTI OF THE SHAFI'I ORDER IN
MAKKAH (radi Allahu anhu)
"All Praise is for Allah Who is One. After Praise, I have heard
of this bright and evident book. I have realised that our leader and most
learned sea of great wisdom, Hadrat Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) has made
obvious the wrongs of those who have come out of Deen, those who walk on the
path of the infidels and the wicked ones, in his book "Al Mu'tamadul Mustanad."
From among their corrupt beliefs, not one of them did he leave
"O! Readers, it is essential for you to hold on to this Kitaab
which it's author has written with great swiftness. You will find in this book
bright and evident proof in refutal of these groups. Especially those
individuals who intend to undo the objective which is already bound. Who are
these individuals who are known as Wahabis? From amongst them is "Ghulam
Ahmad Qadiani" who has claimed Prophethood, and the other ones who have come
out of Deen and insulted the dignity of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) are Qasim Nanotwi, Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi, Khalil Ahmad Ambetwi and
Ashraf Ali Thanwi and all those who follow their ways.
"Almighty Allah grant Imam Ahmed Raza Khan great reward for he
has given cure and has answered his decree which is in his book, "Al Mu'tamadul
Mustanad", in which are also the decrees of the Ulema of Makkah and Madina. Due
to the corruption and trouble, it has become necessary for them as they (the
misguided) are spreading corruption on this earth. They and all those on their
"May Almighty Allah execute them where they behave arrogantly.
May Allah give Imam Ahmed Raza glad tidings and shower His blessings upon him
and his children amongst those who will speak truthfully until Qiyamah.
One in need of forgiveness from his Powerful
MUHAMMAD BIN ABDUS SALAAM DAGHISTANI - MUFTI MADINATUL
MUNAWWARA (radi Allahu
"All Praise is due to Almighty Allah Who has shown the path to
those whom He has guided and with His Justice, misguided him who he has left,
and granted the Believers an easy path to gain advice. He has opened their
hearts to bring faith in Almighty Allah and bear witness with their tongues and
keep sincerity with their hearts and follow that which Allah and His Books have
"Peace and Salutations upon him whom Allah has sent as a mercy
unto the worlds, and upon him sent down His Clear Kitaab in which is the bright
explanation of everything and to terminate the wrongness of the disbelievers.
This Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), whose proof and arguments are
clear, has made it
obvious from his practices. Salutations upon his family for they are
guides, and upon his Companions who have made the Deen firm and
beneficent, and upon their followers until Qiyamah, especially, the four
A'ima-e-Mujtahideen and those Muslims who are their followers.
"After Praise and Salutations, I put my sight on the book of a
learned person on this earth. He has widened the path of knowledge and, in it
(the book) made obvious every interpretation and utterance in his clearly
convincing and sufficient arguments. He is Hadrat Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu
anhu) on whose name is "Al Mu'tamadul Mustanad."
"May Almighty Allah protect his life and always keep him happy.
Now, that which is in refutal of those people, cursed and evil Mirza Ghulam
Ahmad Qadiani, who is the Dajjal Khazzab of the last decade. Rasheed Ahmad
Gangohi and Khalil Ambetwi and Ashraf Ali Thanwi, degrading and insulting Nabi
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). THEN, IT IS NO DOUBT THAT THEY ARE KAAFIRS AND
THOSE WHO HAVE THE POWER TO EXECUTE THEM, THEN IT IS NECESSARY FOR THEM TO DO
SO, TO GIVE THEM THE DEATH SENTENCE."
This has been said by the servant of Allah
MUHAMMAD BIN HAMDAAN MAHSARI- SERVANT AT MUSJID-E-NABAWI
(radi Allahu anhu)
1. THE LEADER AMONG IMAMS
2. THE LEADER AMONG MYSTICS
3. THE PRIDE OF GREAT PRECEDING ULEMA AND THE LEADER OF
4. THE MUJADDID OF THIS UMMAH
5. A JUDGE AMONG ISLAMIC JUDGES
6. THE IMAM AMONG SCHOLARS OF AHADITH
7. THE DESTROYER OF BID'AT AND THE UPHOLDER OF SUNNAH
8. THE MUJADDID OF THIS CENTURY
These titles are recorded in the books, "Al Fuyuzaatul
Makkiya", "Hisaamul Haramain", and "Ad Daulatul Makkiya."
HIS UNIQUE MEMORY
Once A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) went to Pillibit
Shareef. He stayed with Muhaddith-e-Surat, Hadrat Mawlana Wasi Ahmad Sahib
(radi Allahu anhu). Before leaving for Bareilly Shareef, A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) requested to borrow a Kitaab called "Uqoodul Arya"
from him. As there was only one copy of the book he gave A'la Hadrat (radi
Allahu anhu) the book and said, "After studying the book, please return it as
these are the only few kitaabs that I have for Fatawa writing."
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was supposed to depart
from Pillibit Shareef that night, but since he had been invited at another
person's home, he stayed one more night in Pillibit Shareef. Sayyiduna A'la
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) spent the entire night studying the Kitaab,
which consisted of numerous volumes.
The following morning, before leaving for the Railway Station
to meet A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), Hadrat Muhaddith-e- Surat
(radi Allahu anhu) found that the Kitaab that he had lent A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) had been returned. He thought that A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) was angry and displeased with him for asking him to
return the Kitaab quickly. He immediately went to A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
anhu) and asked for pardon. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) smiled and
then said, "That is not the reason for returning the Kitaab. I stayed one
more night, so I studied the book and, therefore, did not find the need to take
it with me."
When Hadrat Muhaddith-e-Surat (radi Allahu anhu) heard
this he was surprised and exclaimed, "You have studied this book in one
night!" A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied,
"INSHA-ALLAH, FOR THE NEXT 3 MONTHS I WILL NOT NEED TO LOOK AT THE BOOK TO
FIND ANY STATEMENTS, AND AS FOR THE ESSENCE OF THE BOOK, INSHA-ALLAH, I WILL NOT
FORGET IT IN MY LIFETIME." He then said, "THE BOOK DID NOT HAVE A TABLE
OF CONTENTS. I HAVE DRAWN UP ONE FOR YOU."
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was intially not a
Hafiz-ul-Quran. Once, someone wrote a letter to Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi
Allahu anhu) and addressed him as "Hafiz". When A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
anhu) saw this, he became depressed for he felt that he was not worthy of
such a title. He immediately decided to become a Hafiz of the Holy Quran.
How did he become a Hafiz-ul-Quran? It has been stated that in the time
period from Wudhu till the time of Jamaat, Hadrat Allamah Sadrush Shariat
(radi Allahu anhu) would recite one Sipara. Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) would listen to it and, thereafter, recite the same
Sipara in the Taraweeh Salaah. HE CONTINUED THIS ROUTINE FOR 30 DAYS, AND BY THE
END OF THE MONTH OF RAMADAAN, A'LA HADRAT (RADI ALLAHU ANHU) BECAME A
COMPLETE HAFIZ OF THE HOLY QURAN!