Monday, 2 December 2013

What did they say? (Deobandi Scholars regarding the Najdi Sheikh)


Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri says in his book, ‘Faydh al-Bari ‘ala Sahih al-Bukhari’, 1/171:
As for Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab al-Najdi, then indeed he was an idiotic man of little knowledge, thus he would be hasty in making takfir. Diving into this river (of takfir) is not appropriate except for the one who is cautious upon, proficient in, and well-acquainted with the existence of disbelief and it’s causes. [1]
ويقول ايضا في كتابه ( فيض الباري ، 1/171 ) : ( أما محمد بن عبدالوهاب النجدي فإنه كان رجلاً بليداً قليل العلم ، فكان يتسارع إلى الحكم بالكفر ، ولا ينبغي أن يقتحم في هذا الوادي إلا من يكون متيقظاً متقناً عارفاً بوجوه الكفر وأسبابه ).


Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri also says in the same book, ‘Faydh al-Bari ‘ala Sahih al-Bukhari’, 4/447:
As for al-Hafidh ibn Taymiyya, then he studied them (the narrations on the attributes) externally (ie. from non-Islamic sources) until he approached anthropomorphism, just as I have heard regarding his affair – that he was sitting upon the pulpit and a questioner asked him regarding His (Allah’s) nuzul – exalted is He – so ibn Taymiyya descended to the second step and said “The nuzul is in this manner”. Thus he studied it externally and exaggerated in it until he was deluded by his anthropomorphic speech. [2]

يقول الإمام المحدث محمد أنور شاه الكشميري ( المتوفى سنة 1352 ه) في كتابه ” فيض الباري على صحيح البخاري ” 4/447 : ( وأما الحافظ ابن تيمية فحققها في الخارج حتى قارب التشبيه ، كما كنت سمعت من حاله أنه كان جالساً على المنبر فسأله سائل عن نزوله تعالى فنزل ابن تيمية إلى الدرجة الثانية فقال هكذا النزول ، فحققه في الخارج وبالغ فيه حتى أوهم كلامه التشبيه ) .

The above quotes can be found in the Maktaba Rashidiyya edition under the following references:

[1] 1/252
[2] 7/305

Who is Anwar Shah Kashmiri (d.1352 AH -1933CE)

Ashraf Ali Thanvi, says: "According to me, a great proof of the truth of Islam is the presence of Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri in the Muslim Ummah. If there was any sort of crookedness or deficiency in Islam, then Maulana Anwar Shah would not have adopted it" (Akabir-e-Ulama-e-Deoband, p. 98).
Ashraf Ali Thanvi says: "When Hadhrat Shah Sahib would come and sit next to me, my heart would feel the pressure of the greatness of his knowledge" (Millat-e-Islam ki Muhsin Shakhsiaat, p. 185).
Mufti Taqi Usmani says: "A unique kind of happiness would come over my father’s face when the name of Hadhrat Shah Sahib was heard and he would remember him with utmost respect and love" (Akabir Deoband Kia They?, p. 41).

What are they saying?

Rashid Ahmad Gangohi states:  The followers of Mohammad Ibne Abdul Wahab are called “Wahabis”, their beliefs were excellent.  (FATAWA-E-RASHIDIA - Vol. 1- Page 111) 
Ashraf Ali Thanwi said, "Brother, here Wahabis reside, do not bring anything for 'Fathea, Niaz', etc. here." (Ashraf us Sawaneh Book 1 - Page 45)

 Sheikh Mohammad Zakaria Khandhalvi said, " Maulvi Sahib, I myself am a greater Wahabi than you."  (SA WANEH MAULANA MOHAMMAD YUSUF - Page 192)
Maulvi Manzoor Nomani, head of the Tableeghi Jamaat states: "And we also state here clearly that we are extreme “Wahabis"  (SA WANEH MAULANA MOHAMMAD YUSUF KANDHALVI - Page 192)

Note what their Deobandi "akabir"  Rashid Ahmad Gangohi said^

 and also The Deobandi Fatwa: 994/834=B-1429 
Which says Quote:
 "Najdi is called one who is attributed to a great reformer and scholar Hadhrat Shiakh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab Najdi رحمۃ اللہ علی)This great reformist was accused of many things; therefore the opponents attribute us to him for irritating us. It is useful to study the book ? Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab ke khilaf propaganda aur Hindustan ke Ulam-e- Haq per uske asaraat? written by Hadhrat Maulana Manzoor Nomani.” [End of quote]
Fatwa Read: Here

 But in 

Al Muhannad 

the Official Deobandi Aqida Book 
which was signed by over 


 Deobandi akabir” scholars state that 
They Agree with view of Imam Ibn Abidin al Hanafi(Rh) on 
Ibn Abd Al Wahab al Najdi as mentioned in Durrul Mukhtar.

Note: Wahhabis on the other hand do not accept the view of Ibn Abidin al Hanafi (Rh).

The Deobandis are contradicting 
their own Aqida book Al Muhannad

Their  “akabir” Ganagohi said that Ibn Abd al Wahab Najdi was correct in aqida.

When deobandis wrote Al Muhannad (to get it approved from Sunni Arab scholars) they did not mention this point in that book. If deobandis would have accepted the aqida and methodology ofIbn Abdal Wahab al Najdi , then Sunni Arab scholars would not have signed Al Muhannad!

Now official fatwa from Deoband has accepted the aqida and approach of Ibn Abdal Wahab Njdi as correct. Here Deobandis are going against their own book, Al Muhannad.

This proves that Al Muhannad was written by Deobandis only to get it signed by Sunni Aarb scholars.


Al-Muhannad, the book of beliefs of the ulama of Deoband, on page 12, contains the following question and answer: 

"Question number 12: Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahaab held the view that shedding the blood of Musalmaans and taking away their property and defiling their honour, all these things were lawful. He also termed them idolaters. He was insolent towards the elders. What is your view of him? And do you (think calling the Ahle Qiblah as infidels is a lawful act? Or do you think that he who does these things belongs to a legitimate sect? 

Answer: In our view 
(Please note: OUR VIEW (not My view) and Al Muhanned was signed by leading scholars of deoband school of thought) the same verdict applies to them as has been given by the writer of Durr-e-Mukhtaar. And Khawarij are a band of people who waged war against the Imam because they thought him to be guilty of falsehood, that is, idolatry, which justified waging war. For this reason they take the taking of our lives and our property and making our women captives to be lawful. He further held that they were rebels. He also held that they did not Describe them as infidels because this was a matter of interpretation, though a faulty one. And Allamah Shaami, in his marginal notes on the book, has said, "Like it happened in our times when the followers of Ibne Abdul Wahaab sallying forth from Najd overwhelmed Haramain Shareefain. They described themselves as belonging to Hambali creed, but it was their belief that only they were Musalmaans and whoever was against their belief was an idolater and, so, they justified the killing of the Ahle Sunnat and the ulama of the Ahle Sunnat until Almighty Allah deprived them of their ascendancy." 

Hussein Ahmad Sahib Tandvi Madni says: "Gentlemen' Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahaab appeared in the Najd in the 13th century A.H., and, because he harboured evil thoughts and held wrong beliefs, he waged war on the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wall Jama'at, sought to force his evil thoughts upon them and considered lawful seizing of their properties as the spoils of war, and killing them, and considered all these acts to bring blessings. He was harsh on the people of the Haramain (Makkah and Madinah) in particular and on the people of the Hijaaz in general. He used most foul language against the pious men of the earlier generations. Because of the atrocities committed by him on them, countless people had to flee the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, and many of them were martyred by his troops. In short, he was a tyrant, a rebel and an altogether evil person." 
(Ash-Shahaubus Saaqib, Page 42)

 "Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahaab believed that people all over the world and all Muslims were polytheists and infidels. (Page 44) 

The Najdis believed, and his followers still believe, that the lives of Prophets (Alihumus Salaam) were limited to the times during which they lived upon this earth. Thereafter, in death, they and other faithfuls are equal. (Page 45) 

 This group holds that having a vision of the blessed Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and visits to his blessed tomb are bad innovations and unlawful. He also holds as unlawful even journeying in that direction for this purpose. According to some of them, even journeying for the sake of paying a visit to the blessed tomb is like committing fornication. May Allah save us from such evil thoughts! (Page 45) 

The Wahaabis use most insolent language in respect of Prophethood and the person of the holy Prophet himself (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and, in their insolence, claim to be the equals of the personality of the holy Prophet, and, according to them, only a little benefit accrued from him during the times he was preaching the Messages of Allah, and no benefits flowed from him after his passing away. And because they think so, they consider as unlawful praying for Allah's forgiveness through his intercession. Their elders also said that praying for Allah's forgiveness through his intercession was unlawful. (May Allah save us from having such thoughts)! But, perhaps, it may be permissible to reproduce such thoughts, for merely reproducing blaspheming words does not by itself constitute blasphemy). They also said that the staff in a man's hand was of greater advantage to him than the glorious personality of the king of the universe (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), for with a staff in his hand one can defend himself from a dog while the personality of the pride of the universe (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) cannot do even this much for him. (Page 47) 

The Wahaabis are against performing mystic rites and sophistic practices-meditating, engaging in the remembrance of Allah and thinking about Him, owing allegiance to spiritual guides and the whole system of spiritual guides, and having a mental rapport with the spiritual guides, believing in the doctrine of annihilation and permanent life etc. etc In their view, al' such things are of no consequence, bad innovations and demeaning. 
(Page 59, Ash-Shahaubus Saaqib) 

 In Wahaabi belief, following any particular Imam is considered to be blasphemy against the Prophet, and they use wretched and wicked words for the four Imams and their followers, and thus they are alienated from the Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wa-Jama'at and so the non-emulators of India belong to this wicked group. While they claimed to be Hanbalee when they first appeared on the scene, but in many matters they do not follow Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal (Alaihir Rahmah) (Page 62, Ash-Shahaabus Saaqib). 

Through verses Ar-Rahmaanu 'Alal 'Arshis Tawa etc, the Wahaabis try to prove that Allah physically occupies a throne and also make out His dimensions and, therefore, His bodily presence. 
(Page 24, Ash-Shahaabus-Saaqib) 

The Wahaabis of Arabia have often been heard to harshly denounce the expression, "As Salaatu was Salaamu Alaika ya Rasoolal Laah" (Peace and salutation to you, O Allah's Messenger)", and most scathingly condemn and ridicule its use, and hurl most unbecoming language against the people of the Haramain who use such an expression.(Page 65, Ash-Shahaabus-Saaqib) 

The wicked Wahaabis harshly denounce sending repeatedly peace and salutation on the mercy to the worlds, and consider reciting Dalaa'ilul Khairuat, Qaseedah Burdah and Qassedah Hamziyah and such like as most detestable and unwarranted. They also consider some couplets of Qaseedah Burdah to be downright blasphemous, as for example the couplet: 

Ya Ashrafal Khalqi Maali Man Aloozu Bihi Siwaaka Inda Huloolil Haadisil 'Amami 
(O. the best of creations! I have no one To look up to in perilous times like these)

(Page 66, Ash Shahaabus Saaqib) 

Except for the knowledge by him of Allah's commands, the Wahaabis think the personality of the Last of the Prophets (Alaihis Salaatu Was Salaam) to be devoid of all hidden and true knowledge.
(Page 62, Ash-Shahaabus Saaqib) 

The Wahaabis consider the narration of the birth of the king of the universe (Alaihis-Salaatu-Was-Salaam) itself to be a most reprehensible act and a very bad innovation".
(Page 67, Ash-Shahaabus Saaqib)

Anwar Shah Kashmiri writes in Fayd al Bari , Vol 1 "Muhammad ibn `Abd al Wahab Najdi, and indeed he was a stupid man with little knowledge."

Compare ^ this with the fatwa  from Deoband !







1. This title (Wahaabi) means a person who subscribes to, or is subservient, to the creed of Ibne Abdul Wahaab". (Imdaad-ul-Fataawa), Page 233. 

Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib

In Ashrafus Sawaanih:

"A story is narrated of the times when Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib was a teacher at the Madrasah Jaamiul-Uloom, Kanpur. Some women living in the neighbourhood of the Madrasah brought some sweets so that the Holy Qur'aan may be recited and the reward so earned be conveyed. Students of the Madrasah did not do so and ate up the sweets. This created quite a row. When informed of the row,
Thanvi Sahib came and told the people in a loud voice, "Brethren! This place is populated by Wahaabis. Don't bring anything here for the sake of faatihah and niyaaz." (Page 45 - Ashrafus Sawaanih)

 Yusaf Kandhalvi, stated that:

‘We are Staunch Wahhabis’

Muhammad Zakariya Sahib, declares

"I am a more staunch Wahhabi than all of you." 
(Biography of Maulana Muhammad Yoosuf Kandhalvi, Page 193,
 authored by Muhammad Saani Hasni and Manzoor Nu'maani). 

 Ashraf Ali Thanvi said 

"If I had Rs 10000 I would have distributed it and people would have 
automatically become WAHHABI" 
 ( Al ifadatul Yaumiya)


Why did the Deobandi "akabir" write
Al Muhannad ?


Maulānā Husain Ahmad Madanī
(b.1879 - d.1957)
Shaykh al-Hadith of Dar al-Ulum Deoband Concerning
Ibn Taymiyya & Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab Najdi
Read Here

Also see:

Deobandi Elders-VS-Deobandi Elders

Edited by ADHM