Fatwa of Kufr upon Mawlana Mahmoodul Hasan al Deobandi by Deobandi scholars
Mawlana Rashid Gangohee writes in his Fatwa
“ Those who read and write Marsiyah ( elegy =song written in praise of dead ) are Fasiq ( sinner)
( Vol 2 , page 39)
Mawlana Rashid Gangohee also writes
“All the marsiyah which is read in praise of martyrs of Karbala should either be burnt or buried “
( Fatwa Rashidiya p 276. Karanchi edition. )
In another work with the name “ Haarikul Asrar “ which used to come as a supplement along with Taqwiyatul Iman it is written that to read and write marsiyah is the work of Majoosi ( fire worshipper).
After Mawlana Rashid Gangohee died , his student , Mawlana Mahmoodul Hasan wrote marsiyah in praise of Mawlana Rashid Gangohee! Mawlana Mahmoodul Hasan is called “ shaykhul Hind” by the deobandis and he is among deobandi “ akabir”.
Strangely the ruling that “ marsiyah” is not allowed , became valid ! This was published fom deoband , not once but many times.
Here are a few lines from this marsiyah , written by Shaykh Mahmoodul hasan in praise of Mawalan Rashid Gangohee.
The “Sheikh-ul-Hind” of the Deoband, Janab Mahmood-ul-Hasan, sought remedies for all his needs from the Imam of Deobandis , Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi Sahib. He says:
” To whom shall I now turn for the redress of my needs!
The redresser of all my physical and spiritual needs is now gone. “
“Ghaus” means one who redresses one’s grievances. And Mahmood-ul-Hasan Sahib addresses Gangohi Sahib not only as “Ghaus” but as “Ghaus-e-A’zam”. Just see.
“He is the second Junaid and Shiblee and Abu Mas’ood Ansari,
He is the Rasheed-e-Millat-o-Deen, the Ghaus-e-A’zam, the Qutb-e-Rabbani”.
Mahmood-ul-Hasan Sahib declared Gangohi Sahib to be not only all these things, but also as “Murrabiye-Khalaaiq”, “Maseehaa-i-Zamaan, Qaseem-i-Faiz-e-Yazdaah, the equal of the founder of Islam, host to all creations, Muhyud Deen Jeelaani, the fountainhead of all beneficence, without any parallel, the object of veneration and reverence in this world and in the next, the light through and through, and Allah alone knows what else besides. In the compendium of his poetical works, he says:
“My guides, my teachers, for me the be-all and end-all,
You are my masters, my patrons and my princes.
Rasheed and Qaasim-i-Kairaat, both are venerated teachers
We sent these original lines to different Deobandi Mufti asking them whether these type of statements constitute kufr or not. We did not tell them that these lines are from their own scholar.
The deobandi muftis were United that all thes statements constitute KUFR.
So the deobandi scholars have done takfir upon their own sheikhul Hind, Mawalan Mahmoodul Hasan,
Kindly see the scan of original fatwa issued by deobandi muftis.