CHAPTER TWENTY –FIVE
DEOBANDI BELIEFS AND THE CORRECT ISLAMIC BELIEFS
Through the grace of Almighty Allahعزوجل, I have scholastically discussed every issue the Deobandis differ with. In them, however, are some which do not necessitate Imaan being brought upon [i.e. one does not become a Kaafir if he doesn’t accept some of the laws previously discussed]. Rather, a difference of preferability or dislike may be found within.
On the other hand, the affair which resulted in the Learned Ulama of the Arab and non-Arab world declaring Deobandis to be Kaafirs have to do with the beliefs which existed in them contrary to Islamic ones. We present a list of these beliefs for our knowledge and understanding. In contrast to each false belief, we shall also produce the correct Islamic one. The following are documented in their printed books and literature. If any person can prove any reference to be wrong, he is entitled to a reward.
INCORRECT BELIEF 1: Allah عزوجل can speak lies.- Baraheen-e-Qaatia, Pg. 278 by Khalil Ahmed Ambetbwi & Fataawa Rashidia, Vol. 1, Pg. 20 by Rashid Ahmed Gangohi
Speaking a lie is a fault, just as how stealing, fornicating, etc. are faults. Without doubt, Allahعزوجل is free from faults.
The Holy Quran states, “اصدق من اللہ حدیثا” 25.1 Also, the qualities of Allahعزوجل are Sure (Waajib), not probable. Thus, to say, “Allahعزوجل can probably …” is not Islamically correct.
INCORRECT BELIEF 2: The glory of Allahعزوجل is that whenever He wishes, He can know the Unseen (Ghaib). Allahعزوجل has not bestowed any Saint, Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, Jinn or Angel with this ability. – Taqwiyatul-lmaan by Ismail Dehlwi
Allahعزوجل is the Knower of the Unseen (Aalimul-Ghaib) at all times. His knowledge is His quality and is Sure (Waajib). Saying, “Whenever He wishes, He can know ….” means that if Allahعزوجل doesn’t wish, He remains ignorant. This is infidelity (kufr).
The qualities of Allahعزوجل are not choices for Him, but are sure for Him. Also, He has blessed His beloveds with knowledge of the Unseen. The Holy Quran
INCORRECT BELIEF 3: To believe Allahعزوجل to be free from time, place, form and being a composite is Innovation (Bidat). – Izaahul-Haqq by Ismail Dehlwi
Allahعزوجل is free from time, place, form and composition. He doesn’t live in a place, have an eye or is made up of parts. Unfortunately, Deobandis have accepted this belief of kufr as well. – Books of Ilme-Kalaam (Scholastic Theology)
Allahعزوجل does not have knowledge of the servant’s actions beforehand. Only when the servant does a good or bad deed, then does Allahعزوجل gain knowledge of it. – Bulgatul-Hairaan, Pg. 57 by Maulwi Husain Ali, a student of Rashid Ahmed Gangolri
INCORRECT BELIEF 4: Allahعزوجل is the Knower of everything from always and His knowledge is Sure and Eternal (Qadeem). Any person who believes Allahعزوجل to be unaware of anything is one out of the deen of Islam. – General books of Beliefs (Aqaaid)
Deobandis refute even the Knowledge of the Unseen of Allahعزوجل! So if they reject the Holy Prophet’sصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم Knowledge of the Unseen, what is so surprising?
Speaking a lie is a fault, just as how stealing, fornicating, etc. are faults. Without doubt, Allahعزوجل is free from faults.
Also, the qualities of Allahعزوجل are Sure, not probable. Thus, to say, “Allahعزوجل can probably is not Islamically correct.
INCORRECT BELIEF 5: To accept Khaatimun Nabiyeen (the Last and Final Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) to mean that Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is the final Messengerصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is wrong. Rather, it means that he is the original and permanent Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and all others are temporary. Thus, if another Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم appears after Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, still too will there be no difference in him being the final Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم – Tahzeerun Naas, Pg. 18 and 34 by Qaasim Nanautwi, who is the founder of Darul Uloom Deoband
“Khaatimun-Nabiyeen” means that our Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is the Final Messenger. It is impossible for a person to become a Prophet either during the time of our Beloved Huzoor or after it. This is the meaning upon which the entire Muslim Ummah has agreed upon and is also the meaning explained in the Hadith. Anyone who rejects this is an apostate (Murtad), i.e. the Qadiyanis and Deobandis
INCORRECT BELIEF 6: When it comes to deeds (a’maal}, then outwardly, the followers (Ummatis) are often equal and, in fact, even surpass the Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلمs. – Tahzeerun-Naas, Pg. 7 by Qaasim Nanautwi.
Any non-Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, whether he is a Saint (Wali), Ghaus or Companion (Sahaabi), cannot equal a Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم in any excellence, be it in either knowledge or practice. In fact, a non-Sahaabi cannot even equal a Sahaabi. Only a little amount of charity given by a Companion of a Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is better than the vast amounts of charity that we give. – Hadith Sharif
INCORRECT BELIEF 7: A likeness and equal to the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is possible. – Yak-roozi, Pg. 144 by Ismail Dehlwi
Allahعزوجل is the glorious Creator and His Beloved Muhammad Mustapha is the incomparable mercy unto all creation and the intercessor for the sinners. Due to these qualities, an equal to the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is absolutely impossible. Risaala Imtinaa ‘un-Nazeer by Maulana Fadhle-Haqq Khairabadi .
INCORRECT BELIEF 8: To address the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم as “brother” is correct because be is also a human. – Baraheen-e-Qaatta, Khalil Ahmed Ambethwi & Taqwiatul-Imaan, Pg. 51 by Ismail Dehlwi
Using common words to address the Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is Haraam and, if it is done with the intention of disrespect, it is infidelity (kufr). – The Holy Quran
Saying, “Ya Rasoolallah” (O Prophet of Allahعزوجل), and “Ya Habeeballah” (O Beloved of Allahعزوجل) is necessary.
INCORRECT BELIEF 9: The Knowledge of Shaitaan and the Angel of Deatb is more than the Holy Prophet’s صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم knowledge. – Baraheen-e-Qaatia, Pg. 55 by Khalil Ahmed Ambethwi
Any person who accepts any creation to have more knowledge than Sayyiduna Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is a Kaafir. -Shifaa Sharif
The Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is the most knowledgeable of alt of Allah’s عزوجل creation.
INCORRECT BELIEF 10: The Knowledge of the Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is like or equal to the knowledge of children, lunatics and animals. – Hifzul-Imaan, Pg. 15 by Ashraf Ali Thanwi
To compare any quality of the Noble Messengerصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم to disgraceful things or say that it is equal to such things isan explicit blasphemy and infidelity (kufr).
INCORRECT BELIEF 11: The Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلمlearnt bow to speak Urdu from Madrassah Deoband – Baraheen-e-Qaatia by Khalil Ahmed Ambethwi
Allahعزوجل had taught Hadrat Adam علیہ السلامall languages. The Holy Prophet’sصلی اللہ علی’ہ وسلم if knowledge is more extensive than his. So, whoever says that the Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم learnt a language from a certain Madrassah is someone out of the deen.
INCORRECT BELIEF 12: Every creation, whether revered (Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, Saint) or not, is more disgraced than a cobbler in front of Allah’s عزوجل glory.Taqwiatut-Lmaan, Pg. 18 by Ismail Dehlwi
Allah عزوجلstates, “و کان عنداللہ وجیھا”, 25.2 and “العزۃ اللہ و ارسولہ و للمومنین”, 25.3
The person who accepts the Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم to be disgraced in comparison to Allahعزوجل is himself more dishonored than a cobbler.
INCORRECT BELIEF 13: To think of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم in namaaz is worse than becoming captivated in the thought of your donkey and ox.Siraate-Mustaqeem, Pg. 97 by Ismail Dehlwi
The namaaz which does not have the thought of Rasoolullah’s صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم greatness is rejected, because Salaam is made to the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم in “At-Tahiyaat … ” How can that namaaz, which has no remembrance of he who taught us namaaz, be worthy of being called namaaz?! – Refer to the Discussion of Haazir & Naazir
INCORRECT BELIEF 14:I saw the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم in a dream wherein he took me to the Pul Siraat (bridge over Jabaunam to enter Jannat). After a little while, I noticed that be was falling from it and so I stopped him from falling. – Butghatut-Halraan, Pg. 8 by Husain Ali.
Some slaves of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم shall pass over the Pul Siraat like lightning. Those who will stumble on it will gain stability through Sayyiduna Rasoolullah’sصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم help. He will make dua saying, “Rabbi Sallim!” (Peace, Ya Allahعزوجل) Hadilh Sharif.
Whoever claims to have saved the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم from falling from the Pul Siraat has no Imaan.
INCORRECT BELIEF 15: When Ashraf Ali Thanwi Deobandi was a senior-citizen, he married a very young female student. Before this, a disciple (mureed) of bis had a dream in which be saw Sayyidah Aisha approaching Ashraf Ali’s house. Ashraf Ali began to interpret this dream as follows, “Soon, a very young woman will come into my care, because when the Nikah of Sayyidab Aisha was made to Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, she was 7 years old. The same is of relevance here. I am an old mao and my wife is a minor.” -Risaala al-Imdaad by Ashraf Ali Thanwl
All of the wives of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم are the Mothers of the Muslims. – The Holy Quran
It is the unique glory of Sayyidah Aisha رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہاthat all the mothers of this world can be sacrificed at her feet. If a vile person had to see his mother in a dream, he wouldn’t interpret her to symbolize a wife, yet this Ashraf Ali did. This is very disrespectful to Sayyidah Aisha رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہا. In fact, it is open abuse against her! How can any self-respecting Muslim deduce his mother to represent a wife?
The above are only a few examples of the corrupt beliefs of the Deobandis. If all their infamous beliefs had to be gathered together, journals would be needed. The Shias spew abuse against the Sahaaba and the Khaarij slandered the AbleBait, but not even Allahعزوجل was spared from the Deobandis! They have insulted the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم B, the Sahaaba, the Able-Bait, the Ummul-Mu’mineen and the Friends of Allahعزوجل. If a person had to say to any self-respecting individual, “I have seen your mother in a dream and have interpreted her to mean a wife,” the latter will not be able to bare this. We, the slaves of the Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, cannot bear such ridicule for our Mother, Sayyidah Aisha رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہا. Through my pen, I am informing Muslims to stay far away from such people until they repent from such filthy beliefs.
An accusation made against the Ahle-Sunnah is that we are Peer-worshippers and equate the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and our Shaikhs to Allahعزوجل. Thus, we are polytheists (Musriks). .
However, I shall now demonstrate the level of Peer-worship committed by the Deobandis themselves and what they believe their Peers to be. Mautwi Mahmoodul-Hasan has written in the eulogy (marsiya) of his Shaikh, Maulwi Rashid Ahmed Gangahi,
تمھاری تربت انور کو دے کر طور سے تشبیہ
کہوں ہوں بار بار ارنی مری دیکھی بھی نادانی
In this stanza, the grave of Maulwi Rashid has become the mountain Tur, and Maulwi Mahmood is the person who says, “Arini” (show me). [i.e. he is equated to Hadrat Musaعلیہ السلامShouldn’t Maulwi Rashid be the Rubb through this? Of course Maulwi Mahmood has called his Shaikh “Rubb” in this marsiya. He further writes,
زباں پر اہل اہوا کی کیوں اعل ہبل شاید
اٹھا دنیا سے کوئی بانٹی اسلام کا ثانی
Here, Maulwi Mahmood calls Maulwi Rashid the second of the founder of Islam, Muharnmadur-Rasoolullah .He continues,
وہ تھے صدیق اور فاروق پھر کھئے عجب کیا ہے
شھادت نے تہجد میں قد مبوسی کی گرٹھانی
and, in this, has further likened Maulwi Rashid to Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddique رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ and Hadrat Umar-e-Farooq رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہas well. He also states,
قبولییت اسے کہتے ہیں مقبول ایسے ہوتے ہیں
عبید سود کا ان کے لقب ہے یوسف ثانی
According to him, the slave of Maulwi Rashid is so beautiful that he has been given the title of being the second Yusuf علیہ السلام(Allahعزوجل forbid!).
Readers, pay attention. From Allahعزوجل to Farooq O, what rank hasn’t been given to Maulwi Rashid? The entire marsiya is worth a look at, including this stanza,
مردوں کو زندہ کیا زندوں کو مرنے نہ دیا
اس میسحائی کو دیکھیں ذری ابن مریم
Here, Maulwi Mahmood has challenged even Roohullah, Hadrat Esa علیہ السلامby saying, “O Esa علیہ السلام! You only gave life to the dead. My Rashid Ahmed both gave life to the dead and didn’t let the living die.” In other words, he has asserted that Rashid Ahmed Gangohi is greater than Hadrat Esa علیہ السلام.
Once, a disciple of Maulwi Ashraf Ali Thanwi wrote to him that in a dream, he read the Kalima in the following manner, “Laa ilaaha illallaaah Ashraf Ali Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم”. He wished to recite the Kalima correctly but this was the only thing coming out of his mouth. When he awoke, he read Durood Sharif in the following words, “Allahعزوجلuma Salle alaa Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Ashraf Ali.” The disciple was now in a predicament because he was not dreaming anymore but was awake and in a state of consciousness. Maulwi Ashraf Ali replied to him, “There is satisfaction in this incident because the person who you are turning to [i.e. Ashraf Ali] is the follower of the Sunnah by the help of Allahعزوجل – At-lmdaad, Pg.35
Reading the Kalima of Ashraf Ali and his Durood is permissible for Deobandis.
It has been stated by Aashiq Ilaahi Meerti that once, Haaji lmdaadullah Sahib رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ had a dream in which he saw his sister-in-law preparing food for his guests. At that moment, the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم arrived and said to her, “Get up. You are no fit to cook food for the guests of Imdaadullah. His guests are the Learned (i.e. the Deobandi Maulwis). I shall cook food for them.” – Tazkiratur-Rashid, Vol. J. Pg. 49 by Aashiq Il aahi Meerti
Allahعزوجل Forbid! Never before did any devotee elevate his Shaikh to such levels.
In spite of all this, no fatwa of polytheism (shirk) or infidelity (kufr) has been given concerning them, nor have they been called grave-worshippers.
Whatever I have written is not to display any competence in Islamic knowledge. I possess only basic ability and knowledge. This entire book is the Sadaqah of my Murshid and teacher, Huzoor Sadrul-Afaadhil, Maulana Sayed Naeemuddin Muraadabadi رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ. The aim behind this work is for Muslims to recognize their foes and friends and keep the treasure of Imaan safe from thieves who wish to seize it.
Whoever benefits from this book is requested to make dua for this beggar in the Court of Allahعزوجل and His Rasool) (Mufti Ahmed Yaar Khan). May Allahعزوجل Biil grant me death with Imaan. Aameen! May Allahعزوجل elevate Islam, keep Muslims finn on the straight path (Siraate-Mustaqeem) and accept these humble and sincere words of this faqeer. Aameen.
Ahmed Yaar Khan Naeemia Ashrafi Patron Madrassah Ghousia Naeemia, Gujrot, Pakistan 2 Zil-Qadah 1361 AH, Monday
After writing this book, I received a letter from Huzoor Amir-e-Millat, Muhaddith Alipuri in which he brought up an academic and Islamic point and ordered me to record it in my book. As a result, I now proudly present it to my readers.
Those people who say that the Messengerصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is a man like them have no Noor of Imaan. Verily the glory of Sayyiduna Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is beyond explanation. Whatever gains a connection to him becomes matchless and unrivalled. The Holy Quran states, “یا نساء النبی لستن کا حد من النساء” Wives of the Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم! You are not like other ordinary women.25.9 We know that the Mothers of the Faithful are wives without equal.
“(O Muslims!) You are the best Ummat.’,25.10 – Surah Aale-lmran, Verse 110
Moreover, we come to know that the Ummah of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلمO is the unequalled Ummah, Madina Munawwara is the unrivalled city, the blessed Qabr of Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is the incomparable piece of earth, the water that flowed from his fingers is matchless water and his blessed perspiration has no equal. So why should he, through whose association these things became elevated, not be incomparable himself? It is eloquently stated in Hadaaiqe-Bakshish,
اللہ کی سرتابقدم شان ہیں یہ
ان سا نہیں انسان وہ انسان ہیں یہ
From head to toe, the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is the glory of Allahعزوجل.
He is a human but there is no human like him.
The Quran says that he is Imaan but Imaan says that he is the soul and life of every Believer. – Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Raza رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ.