By Maulana Arshadul Qadri
One cannot deny the importance of Faith and Belief in Religious Life. The General mode of Statements of the Holy Quran is that it places the pre-condition of Faith before ‘pious action’. In the view of the Holy Quran, actions (amal) are useless without a correct set of Islamic beliefs, which are pre-requisites.
Muslims are divided into groups because of differences in beliefs. And every group is separate from the other on the basis of its significant beliefs.
It is a tragic event of history that the Wahabi Sect has recently attacked the Sanctity of Islam, and has callously disfigured the face of religious realities that had been intact for the last fourteen Centuries.
We present to you a portion of the Revolutionary Atrocities of this Sect in the History of Islam, from the tongue of a friend, not a foe.
1. The Story of the ‘Wahabia Sect’ in the words of Sheikh-e-Deoband - Moulana Husein Ahmad. Now read the detailed beliefs of the Wahabia Sect from the pen of the Maulana. At some places you will find his language a bit pinching due to rage almost bordering on the language of abuses. He writes: "The Wahabia use very audacious and insulting sentences against the status of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and regard themselves as equal to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and they accept an insignificant greatness restricted to the era of his missionary work. Due to callousness of their hearts and weakness of belief they think that they are leading the people towards the right path. They think that now the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has no right over us and he has not done any benevolence to us and after his demise we cannot derive any benefit from his holiness."
2. The belief of Najdi and his followers is that the life of the Messengers was limited to the age in which they lived, after the demise of the Messengers, they and all other true believers are equal in death. That is why they reject his Wasila and regard it as not permissible. They say that the walking stick in their hands is more beneficial than the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). At least that can be used to ward off the dogs. While the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) can’t even do that! (As Shahab As Thaqib, pp/45/46)
3. It has been heard from the tongues of Wahabis of Arabia that they harshly ask people to abstain from reciting Assalatu Wassalamu Alaika Ya Rasullulah and they jeer at and express their hatred against the people of Mecca and Medina.
4. The Wahabis of Najd also believe and say openly that to utter Ya Rasullalah (0 Messenger of Allah), contains the assistance of a person other than Allah and therefore it is polytheistic (Shirk). (The Deobandis also agree. I wonder why Maulana missed this!)
5. The devil-minded Wahabis consider the use and recitation of Salato Salam on the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), recitation of Dalail Khairat, Qasida-e-Burda, Qasida-e-Hamzia etc. as very bad and prohibited.
6. The Wahabis regard intercession (Shafaát) of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) so narrow-mindedly that they make it almost non-existent. (Ash Shahab, pp /67)
7. The Wahabis consider the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) devoid of knowledge of the Secrets of Allah, and believe that he only possessed the knowledge of the Divine Laws of Allah. (Ash Shahab, pp/66/67)
8. The Wahabis consider as evil and Bidat the Speeches on the Birth of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) i.e. Meelad-un-Nabi. In addition to it, they consider the celebration of the Death Anniversary (Urs) of the Saints of Islam as Bidat. (Ash Shahab, pp/67)
A SENSATIONAL EXPOSITION
I have written earlier that we have come to know these beliefs of Wahabia Najidia Sect through a friend not a foe; therefore nobody can be suspicious that these statements may be false.
I have called Maulana Husain Ahmad, a friend because in November 1955, when the Ruler of Najd, Shah Saud Ibne Abdul Aziz visited India then Maulvi Husain Ahmad had delivered a address of Welcome on 29th November 1955 on behalf of Jamait-e-Ulema-e-Hind and the meeting in which this address was presented, the late Pundit Nehru, the Prime Minister of India was also present. (The Maulana was a devout fan of congress).
Now read an important part of this address along with the condemnation of that very Sect for which he had used phrases like, audacious group, Wahabia, the Sect of Devils, that has blackened pages after pages. For that very Sect of Devils he exhibits his religious companionship and harmony of mind and he did not hesitate to describe their historical rise.
THE WELCOME ADDRESS OF JAMIAT-E-ULEMA-HIND
When the late Sultan Abdul Aziz Ibne Saud took the victorious strides especially for Hijaz-e-Muqaddas, the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind was the only party, which considered it as a good fortune for Hijaz against the European Diplomacy and congratulated the Late Sultan.
And then through its special representative it continued giving useful advices in the court of the deceased Sultan from time to time and Jamiat Ulema Hind proved very successful in this task because they accepted our advices, which closed the mouths of opponents and our corrective objectives also became successful.
After the complete establishment of the Government and the dynasty of the family of Saud, on the occasion of the First Haj Pilgrimage Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind was that religious and political party which sent its representative and expressed its happiness and satisfaction. (Shah Saud Walia Arab Ka Daura-e-Hind, Lala Rukh Publications, Srinagar, Kashmir, pp/38)
"The Victorious Step of the Najidis" for which Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind had sent its message of greetings and the "Corrective objects" on which it has expressed its happiness and satisfaction, until the shuddering details of these things do not come before us we will not be able to understand the background of this address. Thanks to Allah the details of these matters have reached us through reliable sources.
A TELEGRAM FROM LONDON
On 22nd August 1925 a Press Reporter in London, sent a telegram to the news agencies of India given below:- "The information has been received through reliable sources that the Wahabis have attacked Medina, and that the dome of Masjid-e-Nabawi had been damaged, (under this dome the Grave of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam exists) and the Mosque bearing the name of Sayyidina Ameer Hamza (Radiallahu Anhu) has been demolished." (Report Khilafat Committee, pp/3O)
Hearing this sensational news every Muslim in every part of India was grieved and people were so much swept away by the storm of emotions that the Khalifat Committee was compelled to send its Representative Delegation to Hijaz. According to the report of Khilafat Committee this Delegation consisted of the following members:
1. Syed Sulieman Nadvi (Salman Nadvi’s Father)
2. Maulana Mohammad Irfan
3. Maulana Zafar Ali Khan
4. Syed Kurshid Hasan
5. Maulana Abdul Majid Badayuni
6. Mr. Shoaib Qureshi
THE REPORT OF THE KHILAFAT COMMITTEE
The Delegation reaching Hijaz, reported to the Muslims of India: "The Graves (Shrines) of Jannatul Mualla were dismantled and the house where the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was born, was demolished, but the Najdi Government has assured us that it will not demolish or dismantle the Shrines of Madina similarly." (Report, Khilafat Committee, pp/43)
Again after one year in 1926, to review the condition created by the tyrannical hold of the Najdi Government in Hijaz, a world congregation was held during the Haj season at Mecca, and a Delegation of the Khalifat Committee was also sent to attend this conference under the auspices of Motamar-Alam-e-Islami.
THE REPORT OF THE SECOND DELEGATION OF THE KHILAFAT COMMITTEE
On this occasion the Delegation of the Khilafat Committee sent the report of the impact and real incidents. This portion of the report is worth reading: "On 22nd March a ship named Akbari landed on the coast. At that moment the most barbarous and heart-rending news that was received was the dismantling of Jannatul Baqi and other places also. But we were a bit reluctant to accept this news, because Sultan Ibne Saud had promised in writing to the Khilafat Committee that he will keep the Shrines of Medina intact in their original condition.
But on reaching Jeddah when first of all we enquired from a member of the Government, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Aqeeqi, about the reality of this news, he confirmed it and said: "The Najdi Nation regards it as its Sacred Duty to exploit and uproot that acts of Infidelity and Polytheism, and on this issue it will not care about the feelings of the Islamic World."
After this he writes:- "However, whatsoever may be the circumstances, in spite of all the obligatory promises and commitments of Sultan Abdul Aziz, all the domes and shrines of Medina were dismantled."(Report, pp/88)
THE DESECREATION OF MOSQUES
You might have seen in India the grotesque scene of the desecreation and demolition of Mosques at the hands of Hindus and other rioters, who are the real enemies of Islam, but in the Holy Land of Hijaz, please observe admonishing phenomena at the hands of people who claim to be Muslims!
The eyewitness among the delegates wrote: "The most painful and sorrowful thing is that like Mecca, certain mosques of Medina could not be spared and three Mosques were demolished like the Domes of the Shrines. The details of the Dismantled Mosques in Medina are given below:
1 ) Masjide Fatima adjacent to Masjid-e-Quba.
2) Masjide Sanaya (where the teeth of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) were broken in the battlefield of Uhud)
3) Masjide Minaratain
4) Masjide Mayedah (where Surah Mayedah was revealed)
5) Masjide Ijaba (where a very important prayer of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was accepted). (Rebuilt since) (Report, Khilafat Committee, pp/88)
THE DEMOLITION OF SHRINES (GRAVES)
The Delegates of the Khilafat Committee compiled a list of the demolished shrines of Medina. Note how these tyrants have destroyed the shrines of those Great Beings, without any remorse.
THE GRAVES (SHRINES) OF THE PRINCESSES OF THE FAMILY OF THE HOLY PROPHET (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM)
1. The Daughter of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hazrat Syedah Fatima (Radiallahu Anha)
2. The Daughter of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hazrat Zainab (Radiallahu Anha)
3. The Daughter of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hazrat Umme Kulsoom (Radiallahu Anha)
4. The Daughter of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hazrat Ruqaiyya (Radiallahu Anha)
5. The Great Granddaughter of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hazrat Fatima Sughra (Radiallahu Anha), the Daughter of Hazrat Imam Husain (Radiallahu Anhu).
THE GRAVES (SHRINES) OF THE CONSORTS OFTHE HOLY PROPHET (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM)
1) Ummul Momineen Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa (Radiallahu Anha)
2) Ummul Momineen Hazrat Zainab (Radiallahu Anha)
3) Ummul Momineen Hazrat Hafsah (Radiallahu Anhu)
All the graves of the remaining nine wives of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
THE GRAVES (SHRINES) OF THE DIGNITARIES OF THE FAMILY OF THE HOLY PROPHET (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM)
1) The Prince of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) family, Hazrat Imam Hasan (Radiallahu Anhu)
2) The Head of Hazrat Imam Hussain (Radiallahu Anhu), Martyr of Karbalah
3) Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedin (Radiallahu Anhu)
4) The Beloved Son of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hazrat Ibrahim (Radiallahu Anhu) 5) the Uncle of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hazrat Abbas (Radiallahu Anhu)
6) Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (Radiallahu Anhu)
7) Hazrat Imam Mohammad Baqir (Radiallahu Anhu)
THE GRAVES OR SHRINES OF THE FAMOUS COMPANIONS OFTHE HOLY PROPHET (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM) AND THE TABEYEEN:
1) Amirul Momineen Hazrat Usman Ghani (Radiallahu Anhu)
2) Hazrat Syedana Usman Ibne Mazoon (Radiallahu Anhu)
3) Hazrat Abdul Rahman Ibne Auf (Radiallahu Anhu)
4) Hazrat Saad Ibne Waqas (Radiallahu Anhu)
5) Hazrat Imam Malik (Radiallahu Anhu)
6) Hazrat Imam Nafey (Radiallahu Anhu) (Report, Khilafat Committee, pp 80 to 89)
The Khilafat Committee Delegation has published the photographs of all the Mosques and shrines in its report from page 127 to 129. These pictures were taken before the demolition and after demolition. For further information and utility all these photographs have been included in this book also, so that you may visualise and may estimate the callousness and the enmity the Najdis harbour against the Family of the Prophet of Islam (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
THE EXCESSIVE PAIN OF THE WOUNDS
This was that victorious step of the Najdi Tribe, which the Ulema (Scholars) of Deoband were celebrating by sending their special representative to Arabia. They have exhibited their complete satisfaction and happiness at these atrocities. It means that the "symbols of love" which were cherished by the Blessed Ummah for the last thirteen centuries and safeguarded from the calamities of Nature, whilst the sight of those lovely scenes cooled the eyes of love and faith, these scenes used to prick the hearts of the Najdis and Deobandis, the antagonists of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Their burning hearts filled with relief and happiness when these symbols of love and enlightenment were dismantled from the face of the earth. The Messengers of Najd were waiting to see the last dormitories of the beloveds of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) demolished, and until the Muslims of the world did not shed tears of blood from their eyes, these evil hearted people did not breathe a sigh of relief.
At this point I wish to question the readers, bearing in mind the bond of blood relationship, tell me, if someone tampers with the grave of your near and dear ones, what will be your reaction?
And what about those beasts of the Desert of Najd, who dismantled the last resting places of the Princes and Princesses of Ummahatul Momineen and the beloved Companions and defiled the sanctity of the shrines, can you pardon them at all?
And please answer me that even after the lapse of thirteen centuries if you have not pardoned Yazid, then how can you excuse these Indian tyrants, who have sent congratulatory messages to these callous people of Najd, on the repetition of the History of Karbalah. After all Yazid too did not personally massacre the offsprings of Hazrat Fatima (Radiallahu Anha). Nevertheless, he too did not rest until all the glimmering faces of the family of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) were not gored with blood and crushed by the hooves of the enemies’ horses. Even today the Deobandi and Nadwi Molwis refer to Yazid, the murderer of Imam Husein, as Ameerul Mumineen Hazrat Yazid (Radiallahu Anhu). (This is an accepted fact at the University of Durban-Westville.)
THE RESTLESSNESS SHOWN BY A SOUL WHO ACTUALLY OBSERVED IT
Please listen to the speech of Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar, which he made in the Jame Masjid after his return from Hijaz. This portion of this speech expresses his actual feelings. E.g. "I am sitting here in the House of Allah (Mosque) and I say under oath that I have no personal enmity with Ibne Saud, apart from it I am not opposing him because of personal reasons. I wish to say only that much of what I have observed and I report clearly without fear of the displeasure of any Jamaat. (He probably had the Deobandis and other stooges of the Wahabis in mind!) Sultan Ibne Saud and the members of his Government repeatedly talk about the Book of Allah and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), but I have found that they were using the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) to gain worldly benefits."
"The people who plunder and steal are evil doers, but the people who obtain worldly Government under the cover of the Holy Quran and the Sayings of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), are greater criminals than the thieves and the plunderers." (Maqalate Mohammad Ali Book i, pp/95/96)
This is also a portion of his speech. "This is the deed of Najd and the Najdis. Their hands are stained with the blood of Muslims and Muslims alone."(Ma qalat, pp/37)
Along with it we quote this portion of the report of the delegation of the Khilafat Committee in which they have described an eyewitness account of an incident. In an assembly at Medina the Qazi (Chief Judge) of Najd said, addressing the Ulema (Religious Scholars) of Medina. This unmasks the mind of the Najdis. "O, the inhabitants of Hijaz you are greater infidels than Haaman and Firaun. We shall wage war against you in the same manner as was done against the infidels. You are the worshippers of Amir Hamza and Abdul Qadir (Jilani)." (Report, pp/85)
These sentiments are also to be remembered which the members of the delegation expressed about the Najdi Tribe."For the last century ‘Qaume Najd’ has been given to understand that with the exception of them all the other Muslims are polytheists. And the history of the Najdis for the past century tell us that their hands were never stained with the blood of infidels, indeed the bloodshed they have committed is only against Muslims. (Report of the Delegation, pp/ 105)
THE RELATION OF THE TABLEEGHI JAMAAT WITH THE NAJDI RELIGION
In the previous pages you have read about the illicit connection and deep relationship of Firqa-e-Wahabia- Najdia with the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Deoband, and you also know how reliable, accessible and intervening they were in the court of the Sultan, and used to give advices with esteemed acceptance.
The fact that they destroyed the graves of the Sahaba and Ehlé Bait, repeating the disgusting deeds of Yazeed is proof enough of the type of advice the Tableeghis/ Deobandis gave Ibné Saud.
Now I want to say something in connection with the Tableeghi Jamaat directly because of their being a missionary platoon of the Deobandi group. Even if the masks of their faces is not removed, their Wahabi temperament is known to us. Even then, just to throw a light for the information of simple-minded Muslims, I have to clarify this fact with documentary evidence as to what the relation between the beliefs of the Tableeghi Jamaat and the Wahabi cult of the Najdis is.
The statement of the founder of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Maulana Ilyas, has been mentioned earlier, that the real object of the Tableeghi Jamaat is to propagate the teachings and preachings of Thanvi Sahib among the Muslims. Keeping this reference in mind, read this confessing statement of Thanvi Sahib.
THE CONFESSION OF THE RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS OF THE TABLEEGHI JAMAAT ABOUT THEM BEING WAHABIS
His biographer (Thanvi Sahib’s) writes that the days in which Thanvi Sahib were a Mudarris (Teacher) in Madressah Jame-ul-Uloom, Kanpur, an incident occurred. A few women of the Mohalla (district) came to him with sweetmeats and requested him to offer Fateha. His students, in his absence took away the sweetmeats from them and consumed it instead of offering Fateha. A great scandal developed and when Thanvi Sahib was informed, he came forward and addressed the people: "Brothers, only Wahabis live here, please do not bring anything here for Fateha-Niyaz etc."(Ashrafus Sawaneh, Book i, pp/45)
Lets see what the feelings of Gangohi Sahib are towards the Wahabis. Gangohi Sahib writes in answer to a query: "Mohammed Ibné Abdul Wahab is known as a Wahabi. His beliefs were excellent." (Fatawa-e-Rashidia, Book i, pp/111)
Now read the feelings of the present leaders. First you must understand that in this era Maulana Zakaria Sheikhul Hadith Shahajanpur and Maulvi Manzoor Nomani are the central leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat. Therefore Maulvi Manzoor Nomani, feeling restless about the fatal disease of Maulana Ilyas, writes regarding the problem of a successor to Maulana Ilyas: "One night my respected friend, Maulana Ali Mian and myself discussed this issue and came to the conclusion that after the death of Maulana Ilyas there had to be a personality who was loved by the people and who had love and feelings for Maulana Ilyas and his mission, then only will this circle continue working. Such a personality in our eyes was the personality of Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Maulana Mohammad Zakaria."(Biography Maulana Mohammad Yusuf Kandhalvi)
After this, according to his statement, Nomani Sahib met Maulana Zakaria in the morning and placed before him the proposal of his friends so that he may accept his appointment as Amir of the Tableeghi Jamaat at the Center. In this connection Nomani Sahib quotes a portion of his conversation: "With this we requested that in case it is not done accordingly the entire Jamaat would be disrupted. We also clarify this about ourselves that "We are very staunch Wahabis". For us there shall be no magnetism that here lies the grave of Hazrat Ilyas, this is the Mosque where Hazrat use to offer prayers and this the Hujra (Hermitage) where Hazrat use to live."(Biography Maulana Yusuf, pp/ 192)
Observe that in this statement of Nomani Sahib the mental bias of Wahabism is reflected clearly. It is evident that for Wahabis when there was no attraction for the graves of the Companions of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the members of the Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) family, then what would be the value of Maulana Ilyas in comparison to them. This is called the unity of claim and argument at the same time. Now read the answer of Maulana Zakaria, he said: "If Allah decides for me then there shall be no need for anybody to ask me, I shall live here and here alone in spite of it."
"And if Allah decided for anyone else, both of us will see it, and Allah shall take this work from him. So wait, and pray to Allah and if we see that nothing happened between these two things, then Maulvi Sahib, I am a greater Wahabi than you. I would advise you not to come here simply because of the grave of your uncle and existing hermitage and the doors and walls." (Biography of Maulana Mohammad Yusuf)
Right from Thanvi Sahib, to Maulvi Manzoor Nomani and Maulvi Mohammad Zakaria, you have read their statements confessing, "They are very staunch Wahabis".
THE DECISION OF REASON AND FACT
Now here is a matter to seriously consider and that is, if any one exhibits his affiliation to any person, there are only two ways, either he must have racial or lineal relations with him or he must be attached to his school of faith and action. For example the people who call themselves Hanafi in the Indo-Pak, it is evident that they bear no lineal or racial relations with Imam Abu Hanifa (Rehmatullah Alay), but they call themselves Hanafi because they follow his school of faith and action.
After learning this point please solve this question that since these central leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat have confessed themselves to be ‘Wahabis’, what is their real reason for this affiliation?
It is clear that these gentlemen have got no racial or lineal relations with Ibné Abdul Wahab Najdi, but it can be safely said that they follow the school of faith of Abdul Wahab Najdi, that is why they have declared themselves to be Wahabis. According to clarification of Gangohi Sahib, Wahabi is that person who is a follower of Ibné Abdul Wahab Najdi.
With this it is obviously clear that these people have not only adopted the label of Wahabi but all the beliefs and actions of the Wahabis as outlined by the Sheikh of Deoband in his Book "Alshahab Alsaqib".
And this may also be said that the Wahabi ideological connection of these gentlemen is not to the extent of good faith, but gradually these people are trying to prepare the ground for a similar Indian revolution, like the one seen in Hijaz, created by the beasts of the desert of Najd.
Therefore, the campaign of labelling Muslims as Polytheists is evident in the Tableeghi Jamaat similar to that of the Najdi Movement. Proof?
The Central Leader of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Maulvi Manzoor Nomani writes: "You should observe those grave-worshippers and Taazia worshippers. The polytheistic actions and beliefs are ingrained to this degree in their hearts that they do not care to listen to any verdict of Quran or Hadith in this respect. Now I understand the polytheism of the past Ummah. If there had not been such people then it would have been very difficult for me to comprehend the polytheism of previous generations."(Al-Furqan Monthly, Lucknow, pp/3O, Jamidul Awwal Issue, 1972)
Strange! He lives in India. Didn’t he see Hindus worshipping idols? Did he have to label Muslims as Mushriks or are they (the Wahabis) the only Muslims?
THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN NAJD AND DELHI IN INVITING MUSLIMS TO ISLAM
With the absence of Political Power, their preaching’s are now confined to speech, writing and Missionary activities only. Allah forbid! If tomorrow these people acquire political power and military resources, then they would not desist from repeating the history of the Najdi Revolution here also.
So far as historical facts are concerned, the Najdi Movement too did not reach the pinnacle of tyranny at once. They too had initiated the movement with a very peaceful slogan of Kalima, Tauheed, Salaah and the general reformation of actions. The real aim was executed with the British assistance. They supplied the military hardware to oust the pious Turkish Sultans. The British also introduced Arab Nationalism in Arabia and incited the Arabs to eject the Turks. This was a Western ploy to install a puppet regime, controlled by the Saud family.
Hence Maulana Masood Alam Nadvi, writing the Biography of Sheikh Najdi, in his book, "Mohammad Ibné Abdul Wahab" writes about his preliminary teachings and preachings: "After his return from Harimla he was determined to root out the practices of polytheism among Muslims and to popularise the doctrine of Monotheism and culture. He based his missionary program on monotheism to uphold the Kalima La Ilaha Illallah."(Mohammed Ibnê Abdul Wahab, pp/23)
At a place he has quoted the words of the invitation of Sheikh-e-Najd as given below: "(Translated from Arabic) I have come with this objective and I am inviting you to adopt the Kalima La Illallah, the basic requirements of Islam, and I am inviting people to adopt Truth and to abstain from Evil." (Mohammad Ibnê Abdul Wahab, pp/29)
Moving forward, describing the extension of the influence of the invitation and preaching of Sheikh-e-Najd among the larger circles, he writes: "Before the commencement of the Sheikh, ‘Daraiyya’ was a small town where ignorance prevailed. Primarily the Sheikh established circles for Sermons and teachings and he himself continued teaching the ignorant, the Holy Quran and Sunnah (Traditions) and use to infuse his ‘invitation of Monotheism’ sincerely in the worship of Allah." (Mohammad Ibné Abdul Wahab, pp/34)
He goes on further to say: "Up till now his invitation was limited to the districts of Najd, but this invitation was general. The necessity of reform was not only in Najd, the entire Muslim world was in a state of decline. The reforms or charity begins at home, therefore naturally the town of Usaina, Harimla, Daraiyya and other surrounding towns became the centers of the invitation of the Sheikh. But as soon as these areas exhibited the Signs of liveliness, the Sheikh extended his circle and sent letters to the Ulema, Amirs and Quzzats of distant cities and tried to make them accept his invitation." (Mohammed Ibné Abdul Wahab)
THE TABLEEGHI JAMAAT OF INDIA IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF NAJD
I have quoted these extracts from the primary history of preaching’s of Sheikh Najdi, so that you will understand how the Tableeghi Jamaat operates in India. There is a striking similarity between the activities of Sheikh Najdi and Maulana Ilyas.
There are also, during the preliminary period of preaching, those well known principles of Islam, from which nobody can differ, when a strong platoon of Leaders of a Movement and Followers of the Movement became ready then suddenly their minds are diverted towards ‘compulsory reform’ and ‘belief-shaking disruptions’.
The Tableeghi Jamaat of India is moving on this very line. Here also a strong platoon is under preparation by attraction to the well-known principles of Islam. And the impact of all the mental capabilities is consumed in the circle of Muslims, while more and more people are attracted to the Jamaat in the name of preaching and reformation. The plan is that once their confidence is established with the Leaders of the Jamaat then their mental attitude may be swayed to any side in future.
Probably this is the reason why the intellectuals of Islam have said that it is only while reading about some movement that one can find out the mind of the conveners of the Movement.
Being kept in the dark about the Founders of Movements always deceived people. They only studied the Movement and followed it, after that they were so ruthlessly changed into the artificial environments of the Jamaat that in spite of knowing all the secrets of the Jamaat at a later stage, they could not detach themselves from the Movement. Had it been known from the outset, they would not have joined the Jamaat at all.
THE AGREEMENT OF THE TABLEEGHI JAMAAT WITH THE NAJDI GOVERNMENT
I am going to expose to you a surprising secret of the Tableeghi Jamaat after presenting the evidence of the religious and mental similarity between the Najdi Movement and the Tableeghi Jamaat. You would be shocked at the relationship between the Leaders of Najd and the Leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat. It is not only confined to similarity of thought and belief, but that the Najdi Government is feeding the Tableeghi Jamaat with all its vast resources. As proof, I am presenting below a sensational detail of the agreement, which came into effect from March 1938 between the Sultan of Najd and the founder of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Maulana Ilyas.
Maulana Abdul Hasan Nadvi has quoted this incident relating to Maulana Ilyas, in his book "Deeni Dawat". He writes that in 1938 when Maulana llyas went to Hijaz for Hajj, he met the Sultan of Najd along with a delegation of the Tableeghi Jamaat. Describing his preparations of this meeting with the Sultan, he writes: "It was decided that primarily the aims and objects may be written in Arabic, and then the following may be presented before the Sultan. Maulana Ehteshamul Hasan, Abdullah Ibné Hasan met Sheikhul Islam and Sheikh Ibné Baleehad individually."(Deeni Dawat, pp/ 100)
MAULANA ILYAS IN THE AUDIENCE OF SULTAN-E-NAJD
"After two weeks, on the 14th March 1938, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas, Haji Abdullah Dehlvi, Abul Rahman Mazhar Sheikhul Mutawwafin and Maulvi Ehtesham-ul-Hasan went to meet the Sultan. Jalalatul Malk received them respectfully by descending from the Masnad and asked the Indian Guests to sit near him. These people presented the application for preaching, on which Sultan gave a concise speech on Monotheism, Holy Quran and Sunnah, and the following of the Divine Law, and after that he descended his Masnad and bid farewell. The next day the Sultan decided to go to Najd and return to Riyadh."(Deeni Dawat, pp/IOO)
After receiving encouragement from the Sultan-e-Najd, now observe their departmental activities. He writes: "Maulana Ehteshamul Hasan after summarising the aims and objects of the Tableeghi Jamaat, presented the same before Chief Justice, Abdullah lbné Hasan (who is the descendant of lbné Abdul Wahab Najdi). Maulana Mohammad Ilyas and Maulvi Ehteshamul went personally to his house. He hosted them with great respect and benevolence and favoured every gesture and personally promised to give every assistance and sympathy." (Deen-e-Dawat, pp/ 101)
THE THEFT OF THE PEN
I have quoted these extracts from their books; I did not add a single word from my side. However it is worth noting that they deliberately avoided quoting the aims and objects of the Tableeghi Jamaat. But this really could not now be concealed that the aims and objects which have been seconded for which promises of assistance are made, where the same with which the Najdi Tribe had emerged and had destroyed the everlasting sanctities of Islam and its everlasting memories.
It can be understood even by a man of common knowledge that if their aims and objects had been different from that of the Najdis then the Chief Justice of the Najdi Government would not have promised any type of assistance and help.
THE DELEGATION OF THE TABLEEGHI JAMAAT IN RIYADH
Now observe the co-operation between the Tableeghi Jamaat and the Najdi Group. You have heard the story of the period of Maulana Ilyas, now read the tale of Maulvi Mohammad Yusuf, his son.
Describing the activities of the Delegation under the leadership of Maulana Abdul Hasan Ali Nadvi going from Delhi with Maulvi Mohammad Yusuf, the biographer, writes in this book. Below is the description of the close relations between the Tableeghi Delegation and the Dignitaries of the Government of Saudia: "Sheikh Umar bin Al Hasan, family member of Sheikh Mohammad Ibne Abdul Wahab, is a direct descendant of the said person, he is the brother of the Chief Justice, Sheikul Islam in the Government of Saudia, Sheikh Abdullah lbnul Hasan (with whom Maulana Ilyas had an agreement).
"Doing the truthful acts and forbidding the evil acts" of Riyadh, who had very close relations with the Crown Prince. We established a very close relationship with him, because the credibility of his personality helped to remove any doubts which the anti-Tableeghis could create in the minds of the authorities." (Biography of Maulana Mohammad Yusuf pp/414)
May we point out here that the Najdi Wahabi Government was well aware that the Tableeghi Jamaat had Wahabi beliefs and that it was an extension and an Urdu version of the corrupt Wahabi Movement.
At the close of this chapter I just want to say one thing. The Tableeghi Jamaat for too long has hoodwinked you. Open your eyes and see for yourself, before it is too late! So far as the religious affiliation of the Tableeghi Jamaat are concerned, every nook and corner of the same has come before you. You have read that agreement which they have entered into with the Najdi Tribe, each line of which is stained with blood of the Spirit of Devotion. You have also read about the exchange of gifts and greetings on the destructive activities and tyrannies of Najdi Barbarians in Hijaz. There is no doubt that the Tableeghi Jamaat has evil intentions to stifle the truth.
This is well known to you that our relation of love and devotion to any association or a religious scholar is only because of their/his relationship with the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Since the Tableeghi Jamaat has favored, and assisted ‘Qatilan-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool’, then there is no question of us having any link with them whatsoever! The Central Leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat, by accepting the title of Wahabi; have openly exhibited that their entire capital of faith and action is not from Madina Shareef but from Najd and it is clear that since they themselves love the religion of Abdul Wahab Najdi it is not necessary to specify as to where they intend to lead the entire Tableeghi caravan!
Under these conditions a clear-minded Muslim has to decide as to how far one could remain faithful to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) while co-operating with the Tableeghi Jamaat. The question now is not at all about Kalima and Namaaz. No! The question is: can a Muslim remain a Muslim at all, by co-operating with the group that tramples the respect of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
I don’t no what the actual history of Tableeghi Jamaat is, but I think what they are doing is very good and I think no other work of any Jamaat or any organization can be compared with Tableeghi Jamaat.
What I can say for the above statement is: Join Tableeghi Jamaat for at least 3 days and see what they do in these 3 days rather than just sitting and boasting , not doing and corrupting the minds of other people in doing this great work.
Reply by Zahra (Toronto Canada) Husaini youth
salam...i will not judge all.But most of the strict Wahhabis hate Shias like hell. We all know that and most of them have already hurt and killed a lot of our brothers and sisters.They would even kill our Sunni brothers and sisters and then say that they were Shias that we killed.This not right at all!Because they believe that killing Shias will lead them to Jannah.Asthagfarulah!Do u really think that is how a Muslim should be? is Islam about violence?Of course not.Then why consider such people Muslims.I also want to point out another thing.All religions teach one thing, which is do good and restrain from evil right???/As far as i know yes.But Wahhabism doesn't really teach that, in fact they believe it's allowed to hit ur wife. Is that right?of course not.So i don’t think they should be considered Muslims.But i will not consider all of them kaafir and bad, because i have no rights to judge.wassalam, zahra
Shias and Wahhabis both are Muslims.
Reply by ANWAR Salamun alaikum,
It’s not proper for ppl belonging to different sects to declare each other kafir because of their religious beliefs. It’s very easy to do so but it’s not good and this is not sanctioned by Islam. The Holy Prophet (SAW) says: ""If a Muslim declares another Muslim a kafir, then at least one of them is definitely a Kafir:. Therefore, we should desist from declaring others as kafirs unless they themselves decide to leave Islam by denying any necessary article of faith. For Example, the qadianis themselves left the fold of Islam by denying the end of Prophethood of the holy Prophet (SAW). But I don’t see any such thing in the Wahhabis. Of course their set of belief does not match with us Shias. But Shias and Wahhabis both are Muslims.
People like Dr. Anees Ahmed alone would be in Tableeqi Jamaat for such a long time. It is such a stupid Jamat, they have no time to read any book other than Ilyas Ahmed's book on Tableeqi Nisab. This six point programme jamaat with that book full of old and discarded Hadiths that was responsible for swaying our youth to their fold. They bank on the wrong notion that the burden of spreading religious teachings of Islam has been passed on their broad shoulders. They claim that there will not be any Prophet after our Prophet PBUH and that it is for them to continue the teachings of Islam. Its sheer stupidity to its core. Allah has taken upon Himself to protect the great religion of Islam. He said in Holy Quran some 1400 years ago that the Deen of Mohammed PBUH is complete, "Akmaltu Lakum Deenukum". Who are these people to spread the message of Islam and who authorised them to do so. Do they think, it is their Jamaat that was responsible for spreading Islam from the bank of Rivet Nile to the desert of Kashgar in China. It is the Muslim merchants through their character and deeds that won the heart and soul of millions all over the world. Where was this Jamaat during the last 1400 years ago. It was a new invention of Ilyas Ahmed Thanvi that was created in India. Its a biddat jamaat. It was never found its place in the history of Islam. No followers of Prophet PBUH had ever undertaken the kind of tableeq these people are doing today. It never happened either in the period of Sahabis or Tabeyeen or Taba Tabayeen. When this was not done when Islam was in the nascent stage, who is this Ilyas Ahmed Thanvi to proclaim that he and his followers were doing the work of a Prophet. This is sheer madness and new creation to misguide the youth and educated people of this country. If the educated people who became victim of this kind of propaganda, one cannot stop them except pitying them for their narrow minded thinking. Today, if Islam is found in each and every corner of the world, its not because of Tableeqi jamaat but because of the efforts taken by those people who demonstrated to them through their deeds. They never forced any conversion like the Christian missionaries do. Character form core of any religion and it is true with Islam. Muslims were recognized from their deeds and not from what they appear. These pious Muslims were the live example of Islam, they demonstrated in their behaviour, character and deeds that they are true to their cause. Seeing this, millions join the new religion of Islam. If any one knows the history of spread of Islam in Kashmir, India and Indonesia, one would understand that it was spread by one pious individual and slowly it spread like a wild fire. Was there any Tableeqi jamaat there in Kashmir or Indonesia. Never.
These Tableeqi walas have been spreading in each and every mosque, taking unwary students, unemployed youth, and young men for a ride, brain washing them into belief that it is their ordained duty to go with them first on three days tour, next 40 days tour and then three months tour, leaving all the responsibilities of the family to any one who could take care even for sometimes leaving the wives and children on lurch. They have succeeded in misguiding a few and those who have gone with them are repenting for their mistakes. These tableeqi walas are such ruthless idiots that they never follow anything other than attending the weekly jamaat meeting called Mashwara, where they discuss where to go and how many jamaat can be sent outside. These escapists of the family life, seek shelter under the pretext of religion, running away from the responsibility of running a home. I have seen these tableeqi walas coming to blows in open market over some personal matters. These fellows have no character of their own. They would do anything to further their own interest. These tableeqi walas were seen going on world tour and were also seen enjoying swimming in the beaches of Australia and New Zealan wearing shorts right in the presence of bikini wearing Bay Watchers. There are hundreds of stories associated with these hypocrites of Islam.
In the name of religion, they would go on tour enjoying the feast every where. The poor people or the rich religious people of the area were made to believe that they were the guests of Allah and that whoever feed them would go to Jannat. Unwary and innocent Muslim fall into their scheme of things. These Tableeqi walas stay there for some time enjoy their company and feast and leave for pastures new. What kind of tableeq they were making to spread the message of Islam, is any body's guess.
These Tableeqi Walas always read and quote only from that book of Ilyas Ahmed as if it is Holy Quran to them. They will never enter into an argument with any one but would quitely ask you to join them if any one wishes to know them. I joined them when I was young and soon learnt they were the most and highly religiously corrupt half baked Muslims. They never understood Islam in its totality. They are just fooling round people. It is the duty of each every Muslim parent to see that their children are best kept at bay from the reach of these Tableeqi walas and save them from indoctrination. Once they are in, its very difficult for them to come out. Dismantle these structures, sooner it is, better for Islam. If today Islam is at cross roads, its only because of these pseudo jamaats like Jamaate Islami and Tableeqi Jamaat.
from ANEES AHMAD
date 23 October 2008 11:02
Dear All Asssalam-O-Alekum
Have you ever tasted a mango without eating it? Can you get its taste by speech only?
Answer is NO.
Similarly one can not understand about Tablighi Jamat without his association and going with them in Tablighi Jamat.
Please spare some time, go with them, spend your money and see if they are getting money from out side agency. Really it will be a good chance to earn the money for you also because if they are getting you will also get it.
I have been going in Tablighi Jamat for the last 35 years and I could not get a single penny from outside agency rather I have to spend my own money, time and energy. I am doing all this just to correct my Iman and Aamal.
If any body is blaming Tablighi Jamat without any proof then it will be a big sin.
I apeal that please spare some time , money and energy and correct your Iman and Aamal so that Allah is pleased with you and you get success in this life and the here after.
Dr. Anees Ahmad
Environmental Technology Division
School of Industrial Technology
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Sorry to insert a comment here not related to the topic but to the title "Maulana" commonly used by us in the Indian subcontinent (in the Middle East a common term for a scholar is an Aa'lim or Shaikh).
Here is why it is not appropriate to call someone Maulana or for someone to call himself Maulana (betrays the calibre of his knowledge - never mind humility):
Maula = The True Master = Lord Supreme. The extremely common practice of calling a religious leader as Maulana (Our Master) is a frank, deplorable form of Shirk (associating others with God). But the clergy take pride in it! Many verses in the Qur’an tell us that there is no Maulana but God (2:286, 9:51, 10:30, 34:31). It is amazing to note that the Muslim clergy write Maulana with their names, and with their own hands!!
(Quoted from Dr. Shabbir Ahmed of www.ourbeacon.com)