Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Part 14 of 14: Was Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) given the knowledge of unseen?

From the Layman’s Desk: Islamic Article No.18:

Concluding Part 14:   A Brief Survey: Was Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) given the Knowledge of Unseen?

In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful.

All Praise is due to Allah The Most High. Peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam, his family and  his companions.

While on the topic of the Knowledge of the Unseen we know that the Holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) already gave signs and spoke about the Kharjis/Wahhabis/Tableeghis and their manifestations as can be gathered from the following ahadith shareef:  

Hadith – 1: Hazrat Abu Huzaifa (RU) narrates a Hadith concerning the leaders of the mischief makers saying  ‘I swear by Allah (SWT) that Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam)  has not left out a single leader of Fitna from this day to the day of Qiyamah. Their followers would number 300 or more and further gave their names and that of their tribes.’ (Abu Dawood).

Hadith – 2: Imam Bukhari (RU) has quoted this Hadith from Abdullah Ibn Umar (RU) that Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) once prayed for Syria and Yemen. It is narrated that there were some people of Najd also present in the gathering and they requested the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) to make supplication (du'a) for Najd also.  Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) continued saying:  ‘O! Allah, Shower Blessings on Syria and Yemen’.  The people of Najd again requested the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) to offer prayers for Najd.  the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said:  ‘It is a place of tremor and mischief (Fitna) and the Horn of Shaitaan will rise from there.’ (Bukhari, Vol - ii, P - 1050).

Hadith -3: This Hadith is mentioned in Sahih Muslim.  Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar ® narrates that ‘ Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) once emerged from the room of Ummul Momineen Hazrata Ayesha Siddiqa ® and pointing towards East (Najd) exclaimed, 'This is the center of Kufr from where the horn of Shaitaan will rise'.  (Sahih Muslim Vol- ii, PP- 1394).

Hadith -4: Allama al-Sayyid Ahmad Ibn Zayni  al-Dahlan (d - 1886 AD), Mufti of Makka and Shaikh al-Islam in Hijaz,   narrates an authentic Hadith in his book 'Addarus Sunniah', which he has quoted from Sihaah.  Prophet Mohammad (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said:  ‘There will rise a group of people in the East who will recite the Holy Quran, but alas, the Quran will not go beyond their throat. This group will keep rising till the Day of Judgment and they will eventually rise with Dajjal. Their main symbol will be (they will) sit in groups (Halqa).’ (Addarus Sunniah, P. 50)

Hadith – 6: Allama Dahlan also quoted another Hadith.  ‘Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq ® reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam)  said:  From the tribes that live in Waadi Hanifa,  Fitna shall emerge till the final era. That valley shall be notorious for its Fitna because of the rise of false leaders. (Addarus Sunniah, P- 52).

Hadith – 7: It is in Tirmizi:  Hazrat Imraan, the son of Hazrat Haseen ® reports that the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) disliked three tribes life long, (i) Banu Saqeef, (ii) Banu Hanifa, and (iii) Banu Umayya.

Hadith – 8: It is reported in Mishkat from Hazrat Abu Said Khudri ® who narrates that, ‘Once we were in the presence and company of Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam). He was distributing booties (Spoils of War) when a person named Zul-Khawaisara, who was from the tribe of Banu Tamim addressed the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam): ‘Oh Muhammad Be Just!’. The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam)   replied:  ‘A Great pity that you have doubts;  if I am unjust then who will be just; you are a loser and a failure’.   Zul-Khawaisara's attitude infuriated Hazrat Umar ® and he pleaded with the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) to permit him to slay Zul-Khawaisara.  The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) remarked:  ‘Leave him, as his slaying will serve no good purpose, as he is not the only individual but there are a host of others like him and if you compare their prayers and fasting to that of yours, you yourself will feel ashamed. These are the people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, with all these apparent virtues they will leave the fold of Deen just like the arrow leaves the bow." (Miskhat, P. 535).

Hadith -9: The above Hadith has also been narrated as follows:  ‘A person with eyes protruding, with a long beard and head clean-shaven came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) and declared: 'O Muhammad! (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) fear Allah.' The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam)  replied:  ‘If  I disobey Allah (swt), then who else will obey Him? I am obedient to Allah (SWT) at all times and never disobedient. Allah (SWT) has sent me as Amin  (Honest for the entire world, but you don't accept me as an honest man?’  A Sahabi (Companion) became infuriated and sought permission to remove him from the presence of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam). The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) prevented the Sahabi from doing so.   After the person had left, the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said:  ‘From his progeny (descendants) will rise a Group who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the Deen (Islam) just as an arrow leaves the bowstring. They will kill Muslims but spare the idolaters.  If I ever confronted these people I would slaughter them just as the people of Aad had been destroyed'. (Mishkat, pp/535).

Hadith – 10: Shareekh Ibn Shihab ®  narrates a similar incident of a person who displayed disrespect towards Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam).  He has stated that Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said  ‘Nearing Qiyamah there will be a Group of people who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the true Religion of Islam as fast as an arrow leaves the bow. They will be recognized by the shavings of their entire head and they will move in Groups and their last Group will emerge with Dajjal.   When you meet them you will discover their nature and character, the worst of its kind.' (Mishkat p. 309).
Hadith – 11:  Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri ® and Hazrat Anas (RU) report that the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) stated:   ‘My Ummah is destined to differ and be divided.  So a group will rise whose talks will sound very good but their character will be misleading.  They will read the Quran but it will not descend below their throats (meaning they will not understand its meanings). They will leave Deen just as an arrow pierces and goes right through the prey. They will not return to Islam. They are the worst of creation because of their nature and constitution. They will call the people towards the Quran and Deen whilst in reality they will have nothing to do with Islam. Whoever will confront them, he will be the most beloved servant of Allah. The Sahaba inquired: "Ya Rasoolullah, (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) what is their sign?" He replied: "Sitting in Halqa (circle). (Mishkat, p. 308).

Hadith – 12: Hazrat Ali ® once narrated:  "I swear by Allah that,  to fall from the sky to the Earth is very simple for me, but to utter one false word in reference to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) is a very difficult and impossible task for me."  Hazrat Ali ® then narrated as follows.  'I heard Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) as saying that as the Day of Qiyamah approaches there will appear a group of youths with a low mental capacity and understanding, apparently they will talk good but their Imaan will not go beyond their throat and they will leave the true Deen like an arrow leaves the bow. Wherever of you find them, you should make Jihaad with them. (Bukhari, p. 1024)

Hadith – 13: The following Hadith is reported by Hazrat Abu Naim ®  in his book titled 'Huliya'.  Hazrat Abu Umana Bahili ® narrates that Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said  ‘Before the Day of Qiyamah, they (the misguided sects/groups) will spread and attack bitterly like the small and the large insects and whosoever witnesses this period must seek refuge in Allah (SWT).  (Huliya).

Hadith – 14:  Hazrat Hassan Basri ® narrated that ‘The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said that there will come a time when people will speak of worldly affairs in mosque and when this period arrives, keep away from such people as Allah (swt) has no relation with them." (Mishkaat).

Hadith – 15: Allama Dahlan quotes in his book 'Addarus Sunnia' an authentic Hadith of Prophet Mohammad (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) which states as follows.   "There will be a Group of people emerging from the East (Najd) who will recite  Holy Quran but it will not go down their throats. They will leave the fold of Islam like an arrow leaves the bow never to return.  A feature to recognize this Group is that their heads would be shaven clean or they will sit in circles)’. (Addarus Sunnia, P. 49).

Hadith – 16:  Muhaddith  Imam Abu Ya'la (R) narrates a Hadith from Hazrat Anas bin Malik ® and the Author of 'lbriz' as follows:  ‘Hazrat Anas Bin Malik ® narrates that in Medina, there lived a very pious youngster.  One day we made reference about this youngster to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam).  In spite of the Sahaba describing the youngster's features and character to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam), the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) did not recognize the youngster made mention of.  However, a few days later, whilst we were in the company of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam), the young man passed that way.  On seeing the young man, the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) exclaimed:  'I see the scabs of Shaitaan imprinted on his face.  The youngster then approached the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) and made salutation. The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) then said to him.  'Is it not true that right now you are thinking that there is no one better than yourself  here?.  'The youngster then replied.  'Yes, these thoughts did pass my mind.  'He then walked away into the Masjid. The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) then inquired as to who will kill this person.  Hazrat Abu Bakr ® volunteered to do so and entered the Masjid and saw the person he was deeply engrossed in performing  Salaat and he remembered a Hadith of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) which prohibited one from killing a person who is performing his Salah and returned to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam).  The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) again inquired as to who will kill the youngster, this time Hazrat Umar ® volunteered to kill him and entered the Masjid and found the youngster performing his Sajda and with the same thoughts as Hazrat Abu Bakr ®, Hazrat Umar ® returned to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam).  For the third time the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) again inquired who will kill the youngster, this time Hazrat Ali ® volunteered to do so.  The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said, 'You will surely kill him, if you find him.'  When Hazrat Ali entered the Masjid, he was surprised to see that the youngster was no longer in the Masjid and he too like the others returned to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam). The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said:  'If you had only killed him then all the Fitna in my Ummah till Day of Qiyamah would have been wiped out and no two persons in my Ummah would have fought between themselves.’ (Ibreez , p. 277) Author- Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Dabbaag.

Hadith – 17:  In some Ahadith it is mentioned that the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said  ‘There will be a huge confusion within my Community. There will not remain one house of the Arabs except that confusion will enter it.  Those who die because of it are in the fire. The harm of the tongue in it will be greater than that of the sword.'

In short, all those Sahih ahadith cannot be mentioned here but they certainly point out to the fact that these are the people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, and with all these apparent virtues they will leave the fold of Deen just like the arrow leaves the bow. Now, what else does one need to know about the people of misguidance, heresy and Bid’ah!  Historians have mentioned that Ibn Abdul Wahhab belonged to Banu Tamim tribe.   The House of Sauds belonged to Banu Hanifah tribe.  All historians have mentioned that the place of birth of Ibn Abdul Wahhab is Dariya, in Najd. These are photo finish facts confirming nature of  the Wahhabi movement.  Isn’t it a glaring fact that while Najd is closer to Madina Munawwara than any other region there is not a single hadith in praise of it?

The Wahhabis/Deobandis and their likes close their eyes when it comes to the belief of Ilm-ul-Ghayb - knowledge of the Unseen - possessed by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam).  According to them such belief is Shirk.  Suffice it to say that even the above ahadith are a telling testimony to the fact the holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) did possess the knowledge of unseen as an ‘Ataaee’ gift of Allah (swt). Else how would he (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) have related to the Sahaba about the divisions in the Ummah, the rivalry of the world, the signs of the Qiyamah and the Fitna, etc., that attempt to tear the fabric of Islam right from the time of the Kharjites to the Wahhabites and their emulators!  The Prophet (s) ordered us to follow the Jama'at, when he said, "'alaykum bi ijma'a al-Muslimeen" ("Hold to the Consensus of the Muslims") and "alaykum bis-sawaad il-'aazam" ("Hold to the Majority").  It is extremely important that we heed the warnings given by the holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) to stick to the Majority and save ourselves from falling a prey to the machinations of these deviant groups who think their views of Islam is the right one whereas we know that there can be no view superior to that of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam).  There can be no Tawhid without Risaalat. We shall not dwell further on those aspects for fear of digression.  It is most important that we remain with the Jama’ah, i.e. the united body of the Muslims, namely Ahlus Sunnah wa’l Jama'ah, i.e. the Sunnah or ways of Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) and Jama’ah - the things done unanimously by the four Rightly-Guided Caliphs and others in their path.  And don’t forget this yardstick: “jin rasooloN se Allah raazee ho jaataa hai, unheN ilm-e-Ghayb de deta hai.”

 Arif-e-Billah, Imaam Sharfudeen Busiri (may Allah sanctify his soul) states in his famous Qasidah Burdah Shareef: "Truly the mercies of this Duniya and Akhirah is but a trace of the blessings of the Beloved Nabi (sallalahu alayhi wasallam) and all the Knowledge of the Unseen (I'lmul-Ghaib ) is but a glimpse of the sacred knowledge of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam)".

'We seek refuge in Allah Most High from ignorance, illusion, and deluded claims! We seek refuge from having reached the time described by the Prophet, peace and greetings be upon him, when he said, "just before the Hour there shall come days in which ignorance shall descend and knowledge be lifted , and killing will abound".'

Allah and His Rasool knows best.

Topic Concluded.

Why do the Deobandis love the Wahhabis/Najdis when the Holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) himself did not extol the region of Najd whereas he prayed for Yemen and Syria and spoke highly of many other regions which can be seen from the many ahadith.  In fact, when a man praised Najd, the Messenger (sal Allahu alayi wasallam) said ‘You lie!’ Najd lies to the east of Madinah Munawwara and this has not been blessed by Allah with any Wali (Muslim Saint) or Salih (Righteous, Pious soul) since the beginning of Islam down to the present day.  In fact, the Holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) had said about them in a Sahih Hadith narrated by al-Bukhari:  The people of the east are rude and bad mannered… whereas al-Imaan (the correct faith) and good qualities  are with the people of Hijaz.”   The Wahhabis  oppose this hadith, as when they are in Makkah Shareef and in Madinah Munawwara they feel very disturbed and unsettled because Tawassul and Tabarruk are constantly being practised there, and when they betake themselves to al-Riyadh, they say: “Alhamdullilah, we have reached the place where Iman is.”

As the late Shaykh al-Ghimmari has demonstrated in his Ihya al-Maqbur (p.59-60): “And nothing has emerged from there to bring about earthquakes and Fitnahs in the religion like Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, who was astray and led others astray.  Hence he was the Devil's Horn foretold by the Messenger (upon him be blessings and peace), and he abstained from offering prayer for Najd because of him, and because of the Fitnahs which would flow from his demonic da'wa. Whoever adheres to that da'wa has committed unambiguous kufr, and is destined for apostasy and 'swerving from the religion', as is visible in the case of the other mulhids [heretical unbelievers] of the age who are notorious for their ilhad, for in every case they began by holding fast to the sect of the Devil's Horn, as is well-known to scholars of experience and insight.”  The Shaykh [May Allah (swt) grant him Jannatul Firdaus ] therefore advises: “So fear God, and do not be like he who is beguiled by them and supports their corrupt sect and worthless opinion, and their state of misguidance which was explicitly described by the Prophet (upon whom be blessings and peace), who characterised them as the 'Dogs of the Fire' [kilab al-nar], and informed us that they are the 'worst of all who dwell beneath the sky', and that they 'swerve from the religion as an arrow swerves away from its target,' and that they mouth among the best of sayings in the form of their prattlings about Tawhid, and implementing the Sunna, and combating Bid'as - and yet, by Allah, they are drowning in Bid'a; in fact, there is no Bid'a worse than theirs, which causes them to 'swerve from the religion as an arrow swerves away from its target', in spite of their superficial efforts in worship and adherence to the religion. It is as the Prophet (upon whom be blessings and peace) declared: 'one of you would despise the prayer he says among them, and the fasting he completes with them; they recite Qur'an but it goes no further than their collarbones.'”

Now why do the Deobandis love the Wahhabis when it is generally known that the Wahhabi curriculum doesn’t follow any Sunni school?  The Ulama of the Ahlus sunnah wal Jama’ah hold that taqleed of one School of Thought (mazhab) is necessary.  The Wahhabis claim that "following the four schools of Ahlus-Sunnah (taqleed) is shirk"!  [See the Fatwa of al-Qanoojiy in his book "ad-Deen al-Khalis" v1, p140.]  The Wahhabis are vehemently opposed to the Asharis and Maaturidis, who constitute the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah and are two groups whose beliefs are correct..  There are dozens of other differences. The Wahabis hold that Allah is really resting on His throne in the sky, while we hold that this is from the Mutashabihaat. (Those unclear statements whose meaning is only known to Allah).  To state very shortly, the Wahhabis cannot be Sunnis because as we have seen in this Article they oppose that Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) was bestowed the knowledge of unseen by Allah (swt).  As an Islamic scholar says:  Kafir, Mushrik, Shirk, Bidah --- these are the trademark terms of Ahle Bidah Salafism. This 'Jama’at Al- Takfeer has hijacked Islam wearing the garb of religion . These People  desert the path of Ahlus Sunnah Wa Jama’at and riding on their own intelligence to understand Al quran and Hadeeth , they follow their own desires and path. The result is very dangerous and the Muslim Ummah is on the brink of the civil war. This fatwa factory declares almost all Muslims to be Kafir and Mushrik for having belief in Hayatun Nabi, Tawassul, Istigatha and Taqleed.

Why do the Deobandis, claiming to be Hanafis, love the Wahhabis, especially when the Wahhabis have also been called the modern version of the erstwhile Kharijites regarding whom we have noted the above ahadith shareef!   Famous Maliki Scholar Ahmad  Sawi (1825 c.e.)  wrote a commentary  (Hashiya) called Hashiya al-Sawi ‘ ala al-Jalalayn and while explaining Quran 35: 6 ( verse 6 of  sura Faatir) “Truly, the Devil is an enemy to you, so take him as an enemy: he only calls his party to become of the inhabitants of the blaze" he wrote as follows: “It is said this verse was revealed about the Kharijites ( foretelling their appearance), who altered the interpretation of the Qur’an and Sunna, on the strength of which they declared  it lawful to kill and usurp the property of Muslims—as may now be seen in their modern counterparts; namely, a sect in the Hijaz called "Wahhabis," who "think they are on something, truly they are the liars. Satan has gained mastery over them and made them forget Allah’s remembrance. Those are Satan’s party, truly Satan’s party, they are the losers" (Qur’an 58:18–19 We ask Allah Most Generous to extirpate them completely.”  (NB: You won’t find this note in any Wahhabi-printed editions, but only in the earlier ones.)

As an Islamic scholar points out:  The ideology of modern day Khawarij is that Allah has "PLURAL SHINS/LEGS" [See footnote in Muhsin Khan's translation of Noble Qur'an under 3:73 Published from Saudi Arabia], that Allah has a shadow (See Bin Baaz crusader's fatwa here: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/4234), that Allah does literal Running/Jogging [See Ibn Uthaymeen al-Wahabi's Aqida section of his Fatawa (Pg. 112) and this is also mentioned in Lajna (3/196)] and such anthropomorphic beliefs. Some modern Khawarij also believe that "Allah is capable of doing bad acts as that makes him superior to creation [See Ismail Dhelvi al-Wahhabi in Yak Rozi, followed by sympathetic towards Wahhabism Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi in Fatawa Rashidiyyah]" this and similar beliefs by them is their declaration of war upon Allah.  (within the meaning of Quranic verses, including  5:33)…. The modern day Khawarij believe that he (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) did not know of Unseen at all (Whereas Qur'an and Sunnah prove his immense knowledge of Unseen and future events, see for example Qur'an 3:179, Qur'an 72:26-27, Qur'an 81:24, Qur'an 4:113, Qur'an 6:75, Qur'an 16:89 and many more verses and Hadiths of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, one reference of Bukhari is Volume 8, Book 77, Number 601, another reference is Volume 2, Book 23, Number 428, another is Sahih Bu(skhari Volume 5 Number 24 and many more. We know Wahabis love to find faults in Prophet  (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) whereas we should always remember that genuine Ahlus Sunnah study Qur'an and Sunnah to uplift the status of Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) and we consider him to be "ABD-ULLAH" whereas Wahhabis always spend days and nights to somehow find his faults.  Decision is yours as to who is right. Also refer to Qadhi Iyaadh's Ash-Shifa where he made a whole chapter with title: Chapter regarding grant of Ghuyub (Unseen) to Prophet (Peace be upon him) and of things which have to happen in future :See Ash'Shifa Volume No.1, Page No.206…. Qur'an states: Say: Shall we inform you of who are the "GREATEST LOSERS" with respect to their deeds? It is those whose entire struggle is wasted in the life of this world, "BUT THEY PRESUME THEY ARE DOING GOOD" [18:103-104]    When Ibn al Kawa (a Kharj'ite) asked Sayyidna Ali (RA) about these losers, Sayyidna Ali (RA) replied: It is you O people of Hurrura [See Tafseer at-Tabri (16/33-34)]

Even a mad person (yes literally mad!) understood the falsity of the preaching of the Najdi Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Wahhab.  Here’s an incident:  Shaykh Sulayman named his refutation against his brother „al-Khitab fil Radd „ala Muhammad ibn „Abdul Wahhab‟ (The Empathic Speech on the Refutation of Muhammad ibn„Abdul Wahhab) However, Allah protected Sulayman from the evil and deception of his brother, whose great influence spread threat far and wide. This is because if one contradicted and refuted him, and he was unable to kill him openly, he would send someone to assassinate him in their bed or in the market-place at night since he judged whoever contradicted him to be a blasphemer and legalized their killing. It has been said that an insane person lived in the town and among his habits was to strike whoever he came across, even with a weapon.  Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab gave an order that this insane man was to be given a sword and admitted into the mosque where his brother Shaykh Sulayman sat alone. When Shaykh Sulayman saw him, he was afraid. The insane man threw away the sword from his hand and said, “O Sulayman, do not be afraid; you are of those who are saved ”.  He repeated this many times and this is without doubt among the karamat [Al-Suhub al-Wabila, ala Dara‟ih al-Hanabila (Torrential Rain-Clouds over the Graves of Hannbalis) page 275]

Yet, the Deoband Akabirs openly profess to be Wahhabis:  The founder leader of the Tableegh Jamaat, Molvi Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi states: “The followers of Mohammad Ibne Abdul Wahab are called Wahhabis, their beliefs were excellent.”(FATAWA-E-RASHIDIA – Vol. 1- Page 111)(6) i)   In fact, clarifying and reiterating his and the beliefs of the Deobandis, Molvi Manzoor Nomani, head of the Tableeghi Jamaat states: “And we also state here clearly that we are extreme Wahabis”(SAWANEH MAULANA MOHAMMAD YUSUF KANDHALVI – Page 192)ii)   In the words of the Patron of Tableeghi Jamaat, Molvi  Mohammad Zakaria Khandhalvi: “Maulvi Sahib, I myself am a greater Wahabi than you.” (SAWANEH MAULANA MOHAMMAD YUSUF – Page 192)iii)  In the words of the Central Directorate of  Tableeghi Jamaat Molvi Ashraf Ali Thanwi: “Brother, here Wahabis reside, do not bring anything for  Fatiha, Niaz, etc. here.” (ASHRAFUS  SAWANEH BOOK 1 – Page 45;  "If I had Rs 10000 I would have distributed it and people would have automatically become WAHABI..."  Ashraf Ali Thanvi in Al ifadatul Yaumiya) and yet the current Rector holds him as a “Sufi Saint”!  And they continue to fool Muslims into believing that they are following Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaat.
Why should  Muslims be fooled by them?  Apologists use a more sophisticated approach, and mislead the Sunni masses by denying the meaning of their explicit insults and intentions. If Deobandis are Sunnis then why they are destroying Sunni Shrines and at the same time making a show at Ajmer Shareef and Baghdad Shareef? Why they hate the day of birth of Prophet Mohammed?, Why do they love Yazid, a killer of Imam Hussain? Why they call it Shirk to say "Ya Mohammed" or "Ya Rasoolullah"? Why they hate Panjatan?  You will hear, “Shirk, Shirk, Bidah, Bidah…” to justify their misguidance – a natural result of their close relations with and the blasphemous influence of the Wahhabis.   Their litany of leveling shirk and bidah against the Majority Muslims is long – though baseless and full of lies – and time and again they have been soundly, very soundly refuted.  Since the Deobandi Akabirs, as we have seen, have identified themselves voluntarily with the Wahhabis, and because in Wahhabi belief, following any particular from the Four Imams is considered Shirk, how can it be reconciled that Deobandis are Sunnis?

The innocent Muslim masses need to appreciate that one cannot be a Wahhabi and Sunni at the same time; one cannot be a Hanafi or Shafii or Hanbali or a Maliki while following the ghair muqallid creed of the Wahabiyya.  One cannot be a praiser of accursed Satan as well as of Allah (swt).  One cannot be a blasphemer of Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) while claiming to be his (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) follower, and the list goes on and on.  This is important because those Deobandis/Wahhabis who follow the teachings of “Gustaakh-e-Rasool” such as Ismael Dehlvi, Qasim Nanotvi,Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi, Khaleel Ahmad Ambethawi, Ashraf Ali Thanvi, Najdi Shaykh ibn al-Wahhab and their modern counterparts, etc.,  knowing of their devious preaching and blasphemous utterances in respect of the Holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) will naturally fall into the same category.

Why these double standards? Can they be said to be on the true path?  Certainly not! How can they be on the right path when their corrupt beliefs prove that they have no true love for the Holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) and they are the greatest insulters of the Holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) for which the Islamic rulings have thrown them out of Islam.  They believe that Allah can tell lies and do bad things, thus claiming shortcomings in the Attributes of Allah (swt).  Hussain Ali Deobandi has written "Allah (SWT) does not know in advance what human beings (His servants) will do.  He comes to know about it when humans perform their actions. (La haula wala quwwata illah billah) Reference - (Tafseer Balaghatul Hayyraan, pages 157-158, Himayat-e-Islam Press, Lahore, written by Hussain Ali Deobandi).  Salalfis and the like minded groups have misunderstood Quranic verses that explain Allah's (SWT) attributes.  In their attempt  to take textual meanings of  these verses, they have committed Shirk by conceding  ‘hands, eyes, face, direction, limitations, dwelling, etc., for Allah (SWT). An innocent Muslim will be shocked by all that they have stated in their books which will reveal how far they have strayed away from Islam.

Again, dear Readers, if the Wahhabis who claim that they are on the way of the salaf are indeed true in their claim, why are the scholars they always mention when they speak or preach NOT from the salaf? The oldest one of them, Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, is from the 7th Islamic century. Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, Shaykh Bin Bazz, and Shaykh Al Albani are all from within this century. As for ibn Qayyim and ibn Katheer they for most part echo their teacher Ibn Taimiyya.  As for Muhammad ibn al-Wahhab, his own father, brother and teacher and other righteous ulema condemned his teachings.   It is striking that not one of the great muhaddiths, mufassirs, grammarians, historians, or legists of Islam has emerged from the region known as Najd, despite the extraordinary and blessed profusion of such people in other Muslim lands.  As for the Deoband’s Tablighi Jamaat, apart from the Qu'ran, the only literature Tablighis are required to read are the Tablighi Nisab, seven essays penned by a companion of Ilyas in the 1920s.

If you take time to ponder from the historical point of view, you will find that wahhabism is not at all a religious or revivalist movement but rather a sheer opportunistic political movement that was formulated and advanced by declaring the other Muslims as Kuffar and Mushrikeen so as to legitimize the Wahhabis/ Salafis in their actions of murdering the Sunnis and the Shias, usurping their landed and moveable properties, and enslaving and killing their women and children.   Regarding the Tabligh Jamaat, the French Tablighi expert Marc Gaborieau, its ultimate objective is nothing short of a "planned conquest of the world" in the spirit of jihad. [Marc Gaborieau, "Transnational Islamic Movements: Tablighi Jamaat in Politics," ISIM Newsletter (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World), July 1999, p. 21].  According to Stephen Schwartz and Irfan al-Alawi,  the Deobandis and Wahhabis seek absolute direction over the lives of Sunni Muslims, and, by extension, over all Muslim relations with their non-Muslim neighbors. The aim of "fatwa fanatics" is not religious; it is political and totalitarian. [Fatwa Fanatics - The Deobandi-Wahhabi Lust for control over personal life.]

We seek refuge in Allah from such statements as signify extreme ignorance, indeed enmity to the Prophet and to Allah's Pure Religion.

O Allah! Every moment and in every breath, bestow complete and the best blessings and perfect peace which is endless on Muhammad, our master, and on his descendants and his Companions, and may, for His Sake, all our troubles and tortures be over, calamities ended, and all our needs fulfilled, all our cherished desires attained, and good ends vouch-saved, and clouds are laden with water through the glorious countenance of Prophet. The perfect blessings and peace on the Prophet's House, his Family and his Companions every instance in number equal to the count of all things in Thy Knowledge".



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