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  1. Aik haqiqat ka zikr keeya heh tareef ki kia baat heh is mein. Sunni Deen Islam ki khidmat mein dawani nahin deh sakta ... randi tawaif naach rahi ho ... kuttoon ki larahi ho ... behal/bull ki race ho ... Urs, Giyarweenh, Milad, Teeja, Chaliswan, Barsi, qabroon ki jaliyoon say lock/tala lagana ho, qabroon par chadren, mazaraat par lakhoon kharch, joh kuch bi ho, Sunni hazaroon laga sakta heh magr joh cheezen asal hen aur jin ki khaas zeroorat heh ... Dars banana, Aalim Masjidoon mein rakhna, kutub deenia ko publish karna, Sunni ko mawt aahay magr dawani kharch nahin kar sakta aisay kam wasteh. Peeroon kay kuttoon ka adab magar Aalim e Deen ko maanh behan ki gaali sirf doh logh detay nazr ahen gay aik secular bey-deen dosra Sunni. Shia, Wahhabi, Deobandi, Qadiyani, apnay Maulviyoon ko asman par batha kar rakhtay hen magr Sunniyoon ki aksiriat aisi heh joh ghaali deti nazr ahay gi. Is'see waja say Allah ki taraf say zaleel o ruswa ho rahay hen aur ainda zamanay mein Wahhabi aur Deobandi mil kar Sunniyoon ko gajr mooli ki tara katten gay jistera Syria aur Iraq mein huwa he ... abhi baqwas Sufiat kay chakroon mein ... ham bhai bhai hen ... ham toh kissi ka dil bi nahin dukhatay ... Islam firka wariat ki ijazat nahin deta ... magr jab Wahhabi Deobandiyoon ko taqat milli toh tum dekhna ... jistera Wahhabiyoon nay Somalia mein Sunniyoon kay saath keeya, Ismail Dehalvi nay Sunniyoon kay saath keeya, Ibnul Wahhab nay keeya, aur joh Syria Iraq mein huwa ... wohi kuch qatal aam ... Sunni auratoon ko utha kar ghulam banahen gay.
  2. Updated version of this article is here:
  3. Sayyidi Ala Hadrat rahimullah alayhi ta'ala nah sirf Wali thay woh apnay zamana mein Ghawth bi thay, sirf Aalim nahin thay, woh Mujtahid aur Mujadid, Mufassir aur Muhaddith bi thay. Idhar hammen nay lecture deh jah sheeshay mein apna moonh dekh aur Allah ki lannat jis par bars rahi heh dekh kar pechan leh. Rafzi khabeesa ko Taqqiyah mein Qadri honay ka makr bi aa gaya.
  4. https://archive.org/details/QaharEAsmaniByAllamaMushtaqAhmadNizamiVol1 Is kitab ki volume 2 dastyab heh agar kissi kay pass ho to share karay, thank you.
  5. Information About Debate And About This Written Account Of Debate: Please note actual discussion tool place in first week of November 2017 and following account is being written in june 2018, that’s roughly 7 months after the discussion. Brief notes were made to help guide the memory on the same day of discussion. With aid of these notes my response would be written. Unfortunately I did not write chronology of discussion but rather his Daleel with notes how I responded. And it has been too long to accurately remember how this discussion developed. So instead I am going to write it as a response while trying to keep to original notes. Another point worth remembering is that recorded discussion is missing first 40 to 60 mins of discussion. My nephew, Rizwan aka mini-Shaykh, started recording after I had said: I wish this was recorded. Just before this comment of mine Faisal was forced to agree to Islamic understanding that Mawlid can be celebrated. And I wished that it is recorded so he doesn’t back track or claim he didn’t say that. Every Innovation Is Misguidance Even If People See It As Something Good: Even though in the initial speech he said it was innovation and it takes to hell-fire. Faisal began with Hadith every newly invented matter is innovation, every innovation is misguidance, every misguidance takes to fire: “It was narrated from Abdullah bin Mas'ud that the Messenger of Allah said: "Verily there are two things - words and guidance. The best words are the words of Allah, and the best guidance in the guidance of Muhammad. Beware of newly-invented matters, for every newly-invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a going-stray.” [Ref: Ibn Majah, B1, H46] He gave Mawlid as an example of innovation which takes to fire. He emphacised the Kull/Every in Hadith to argue. Every means every, and is not subject to exclusions. In other words he argued everything not Sunnah and but practiced by Muslims is innovation therefore evil, and takes to hell-fire. I cannot recall if he employed the following statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) in his first turn. Or if it was in in response to my saying; Mawlid is composed of acts of Ibadaat and Sunnahs and Muslims consider it as good therefore it is good: “Then He looked at the hearts of His servants after Muhammad, and He found that the hearts of his companions were the best among them. Thus He made them into the ministers of His Prophet, fighting for the sake of His religion. And whatever the Muslims view as good is good in the sight of Allah, and whatever they view as evil is evil in the sight of Allah. And the Companions unanimously chose to take Abû Bakr – Allâh be pleased with him – as the successor (to lead the Muslims after the Prophet).” [Ref: Musnad Ahmad, Mukthireen, Ibn Mas’ud, H3589] Faisal quoted the following statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu): "Every innovation is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good." [Ref: Related by al-Bayhaqee in al-Madkhal ilas-Sunan (no.191) and also Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (p.24). ‘Its isnaad (chain of narration) is as authentic as the sun’] And he ended proudly with, KHLAS! Which means, finished! An expression which Arabs employ to denote there is nothing to add to what was said and everything that needed to be said has been said. Implying that he won the war without even fighting a battle. Response Already Given But Account Of Discussion Has To Be Written: Logically speaking the answer to this Hadith was already given in, here, because the explanation of it is exactly same. But I wanted to write it as seperate acount. This Hadith was explained in my following article in Feb 2013, here, that would be roughly four years before the discussion. In another article this statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was comprehensively addressed. And it was dedicated to refuting literalism of Hadith from Sahih Ahadith of Bukhar, here, in June 2014. Notes on this Hadith read; broke literalism via Ibn Umar fine innovation statement, and via Abdullah Ibn Masoud Hadith Muslims consider good is good, kull linguistic argument, takhsees Tirmadhi erroneous innovation, Takhsees via Ahadith of Aysha … principle, sanction, harmony. Please take note following is not be exact representation but explanation of how I deconstructed his argument, presented here in form of detailed response. Prophetic Words And Statement Of Ibn Umar: It would be unthinkable to assume Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) made a statement about innovation proof of which wasn’t in prophetic Sunnah. It is logical to assume he formed his statement based on prophetic teaching and in this context Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) said: "Every innovation is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good." [Ref: Related by al-Bayhaqee in al-Madkhal ilas-Sunan (no.191) and also Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (p.24). ‘Its isnaad (chain of narration) is as authentic as the sun.’] In this light I would assume Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) made his statement in light of following and similar: “The truest of word is the Book of Allah and best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst of things are those that are newly invented; every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation is going astray, and every going astray is in the Fire.'” [Ref: Nisai, B19, H1579] So one way of understanding it would be to understand the prophetic words and then interpret Ibn Umar’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) statement in that light. Other is to see what Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) himself practiced and taught. Note I will insert bits and bobs which were not part of my response then. Abdullah Ibn Umar Innovating And Practicing Good Innovations: Hadith of Bukhari states person sitting against the wall was Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and he was asked and he said it was innovation: “… and I entered the Mosque (of the Prophet) and saw Abdullah bin Umar sitting near the dwelling place of Aisha and some people were offering the Duha prayer. We asked him about their prayer and he replied that it was an innovation.” [Ref: Bukhari, B27, H4] In the following Hadith, it was recorded that Muhammad was asked, but it seems narrator got confused with and said Muhammad, in actuality it was Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) like previous Hadith establishes:“Ibn Ulayyah narrated to us, Jarir narrated, al-Hakim bin A'raj narrated; I asked Muhammad about Salat ad-Duha, while he was sitting near the house of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). He said: It is an innovation and what a fine innovation it is!" [Ref: Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Kitab Of Prayer – Salat ad-Duha, H3] In another Hadith Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) said [out of many innovations Salat al-Duha] is most beloved [Nawafil] prayer to him: "Narrated Muamar, narrated al-Zuhri, narrated [by Ibn Umar’s son] Sa'lim, [that his father] Ibn Umar said: At the time Uthman was killed no-one considered it desirable and the people did not innovate anything that is dearer to me than that prayer." [Ref: Musannaf Abd ar-Razzaq, Book Of Salat (No.2), Chapter al-Duha, H4868] Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) said: "Narrated Hadrami, the freed slave of the family of Al-Jarud: From Nafi: ‘A man sneezed beside Ibn Umar and said: 'al-hamdulillah was-salamu ala rasulillah.’ So Ibn Umar said: I too say: ‘al-hamdulillah was-salamu ala rasulillah.’ But this is not what the Messenger of Allah taught us. He taught us to say: 'Al-hamdulillah ala kulli hal.’" [Ref: Tirmadhi, B41, H2738] In words Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) acts of innovated form Hamd to sneezing. Another Hadith establishes that Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anh) introduced innovation into Talbiyah. Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) tells of Talbiyah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam): “Abdullah Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah entered upon the state of Ihram near the mosque at Dhu'l-Hulaifa as his camel stood by it and he said: Here I am at your service, O Lord; here I am at your service: here I am at Thy service. There is no associate with you. Here I am at your service. All praise and grace is due to you and the sovereignty (too). There is no associate with you. They (the people) said that Abdullah Ibn Umar said that that was the Talbiya of the Messenger of Allah.” Then narrator adds that Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) made following additions to it: “Nafi said: 'Abdullah made this addition to it: Here I am at your service; here I am at your service; ready to obey Thee. The Good is in Thy Hand. Here I am at your service. Unto Thee is the petition and deed (is also for Thee).” [Ref: Muslim, B7, H2668] Note the addition is innovated form of Talbiyah which isn’t prophetic Sunnah. Companions Of Prophet Introducing And Practicing Good Innovations: i) Ibn Umar’s father, Umar Ibn al-Khattab (radiallah ta’ala anhu) is reported to have said about entire month of Taraweeh [remember Sunnah is three days]: “On that, 'Umar remarked نِعْمَتِ الْبِدْعَةُ هَذِهِ (i.e. what an excellent innovation this is) but the prayer which they do not perform, but sleep at its time is better than the one they are offering.” [Ref: Bukhari, B32, H227] ii) Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiallah ta’ala anhu) is reported to have said: “Thus He made them into the ministers of His Prophet, fighting for the sake of His religion. And whatever the Muslims view as good is good in the sight of Allah, and whatever they view as evil is evil in the sight of Allah. And the Companions unanimously chose to take Abû Bakr – Allâh be pleased with him – as the successor (to lead the Muslims after the Prophet).” [Ref: Musnad Ahmad, Mukthireen, Ibn Mas’ud, H3589] This statement cannot be about things already taught in Quran or Sunnah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) because in them we find what is goodness and evilness. And if we Muslims declare something Haram and it is Halal Quran and Hadith… it will never be good in sight of Allah. Similarly if we the Muslims, as whole, say a Halal is Haram, then our saying it is Haram will not make it evil. Therefore this statement of Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud is about innovated practices regarding which we have no clear instruction and the majority of Ummah has deemed to be Halal/Haram, or good/evil. iii) In another Hadith a companion innovates a new hamd in presence of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and angels loved it: “One day we were praying behind the Prophet. When he raised his head from bowing, he said: ‘Sami`al-lahu liman hamidah.’ A man behind him said, "Rabbana wa laka l-hamdu, hamdan kathiran taiyiban mubarakan fihi" When the Prophet completed the prayer he asked: ‘Who has said these words?’ The man replied: ‘I.’ The Prophet said: ‘I saw over thirty angels competing to write it first.’ Prophet rose (from bowing) and stood straight till all the vertebrae of his spinal column came to a natural position.” [Ref: Bukhari, B12, H764] Note angels only do what Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) commands them. And angels competing to write it down indicates it was so good and approved by Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) that they all wanted to write it. iv) In another Hadith it is recorded third Adhan was introduced by Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu) which was not part of Jummah during time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam), Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu), nor during Khilafat of Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu): “Narrated Az-Zuhri: I heard As-Saib bin Yazid, saying: "In the lifetime of Allah's Messenger, and Abu Bakr and Umar, the Adhan for the Jumua prayer used to be pronounced after the Imam had taken his seat on the pulpit. But when the people increased in number during the caliphate of Uthman, he introduced a third Adhan (on Friday for the Jumua prayer) and it was pronounced at Az-Zaura' and that new state of affairs remained so in the succeeding years.” [Ref: Bukhari, B13, H39] This establishes third Adhan was an innovation which did not exist during the life time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). In a Hadith, which details matyrdom of Khubaib (radiallah ta’ala anhu), establishes that he introduced the tradition/innovation of performing two Raka’at Nawafil before a Muslim is killed: “They allowed him and he prayed two Rak`at and then said: "By Allah! Had I not been afraid that you would think I was worried, I would have prayed more." Then he (invoked evil upon them) saying: "O Allah! Count them and kill them one by one, and do not leave anyone of them"' … Abu Sarva, 'Ubqa bin Al-Harith went up to him and killed him. It was Khubaib who set the tradition [of praying two Raka’at before execution] for any Muslim to be martyred in captivity. The Prophet told his companions of what had happened (to those ten spies) on the same day they were martyred.” [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H325] “They allowed him and he offered Two rak`at and then said, "Hadn't I been afraid that you would think that I was afraid (of being killed), I would have prolonged the prayer. O Allah, kill them all with no exception." (He then recited the poetic verse): … Then the son of Al Harith killed him. So, it was Khubaib [who set the tradition] for any Muslim sentenced to death in captivity, to offer a two-rak`at prayer [before execution]. Allah fulfilled the invocation of `Asim bin Thabit on that very day on which he was martyred.” [Ref: Bukhari, B52, H281] Hadith makes it clear that Khubaib (radiallah ta’ala anhu) introduced this good Sunnah/Biddah and others followed him. Concluding Statement Of Ibn Umar Cannot Be Taken Literally: In light of all this; Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) saying Salat al-Duha is fine innovation, and it is most beloved Nawafil prayer to him out of all innovated practices. And he himself saying Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) taught following response to sneez: 'Al-hamdulillah ala kulli hal.’ Yet despite this he practices innovated form of response, which is: ‘al-hamdulillah was-salamu ala rasulillah.’ His practice and statements make it clear Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) did not mean his statement literally. In addition to this Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud said what ever [innovated things] which Muslims consider good are good in sight of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Umar Ibn al-Khattab (radiallah ta’ala anhu) said about innovated form of Taraweeh – of entire month, in which entire Quran is recited – is excellent innovation. A companion in presence of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) innovated Tasbih and it was approved. And Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) did not censore or rebuke him if he had stopped him physically, or spoke out and prevented the companion, we could have said it was evil innovation from companion because Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) did not approve of it. The lowest degree of Iman is to say in heart it is wrong … who expects Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) acted on third option? No Muslim! From all these, and much more, it can be seen that statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) could not been about absolutely every innovation. Otherwise it would be to blame him, companions, and Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) of doing evil. All these innovations/practices are in agreement with following prophetic saying: “He who introduced some good Sunnah (i.e. practice, way, tradition, precedent) in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect.” [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] Kullu Does Not Mean Absolutely Everything But Evrything Of A Type: In language every/kullu is never used in its haqiqi meaning when it is used for creation and their affairs … to mean absolutely everything, without exclusion … rather it is limited by context envoriment. If father says to son, give me all the water, we will take it to in context, of either water of jug, or glass, or bucket, but never would we assume he asked for entire water on earth … or entire water of universe in form of ice on other planets. Kullu/Every is limited restricted by some factor even if this factor is not mentioned explicitly in the sentence. A Possible Taweel Of Statement Of Ibn Umar: It was established Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) believed innovations are fine/excellent and he himself acted on innovations which he deemed good. Therefore naturally it must be that his following statement is about EVIL/REPREHENSIBLE innovations: "Every [sinful, evil, reprehensible] innovation is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good." [Ref: Related by al-Bayhaqee in al-Madkhal ilas-Sunan (no.191) and also Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (p.24). ‘Its isnaad (chain of narration) is as authentic as the sun.’] If we do not make this Taweel then alternative is a companion of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was misguiding people … he said something else and practiced the opposite of what he said … and this is simply not attainable. Or that companion of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was confused about what true Islam is. Nor is this option reasonable. We the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah follow methodology of bringing reconciliation between what may seem apparently contradictory. And we have the best opinion of companions of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) therefore the best and only viable option is Taweel mentioned above. Finally kullu/every used in statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) is limited to a particular context … and we have established Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) believed in excellent/fine innovations and acted on them … therefore his statement must be in context of evil/reprehensible innovations … this is to say that Takhsees of kullu/every limits it to sinful, evil, reprehensible, blameworthy, innovations and not absolutely every innovation. Understanding Ibn Umar Via Prophetic Statements: In following Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have said that a erroneous innovation [is] which does not please Allah and Messenger [because it would be composed of sinful, Kufr, Shirk activities] and one who innovates a erroneous innovation and those who act on it will be equally sinful: “And whoever introduces an erroneous innovation, which Allah is not pleased with nor His Messenger, then he shall receive sins similar to whoever acts upon it, without that diminishing anything from the sins of the people.'" [Ref: Tirmadhi, B39, H2677] Therefore the following prophetic is to be understood in context of erroneous innovation, which does not please Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and His Messenger (subhanahu wa ta’ala): “The truest of word is the Book of Allah and best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst of things are those that are newly invented; every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation is going astray, and every going astray is in the Fire.'” [Ref: Nisai, B19, H1579] And if the implication of Hadith of Tirmadhi are inserted as further explanation of prophetic words found Hadith of Nisai then it would read as follows: “The truest of word is the Book of Allah and best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst of things are those that are newly invented [which Allah is not pleased with nor His Messenger]; every newly-invented thing is an [erroneous] innovation and every [erroneous] innovation is going astray, and every going astray is in the Fire.'” [Ref: Nisai, B19, H1579] In light of this explanation statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) is to be understood as following: "Every [erroneous] innovation [which Allah is not pleased with nor His Messenger] is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good." [Ref: Related by al-Bayhaqee in al-Madkhal ilas-Sunan (no.191) and also Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (p.24). ‘Its isnaad (chain of narration) is as authentic as the sun.’] In addition to this, entire statement of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) that, every innovation is misguidance, can be understood in light of following prophetic statement narrated by Umm ul-Momineen Aysha (radiallah ta’ala anha): “Narrated Aisha: Allah's Messenger said: "Whoever introduces into our matter that which is not a part of it, will have it rejected.” [Ref: Bukhari, B49, H861] “… he (Qasim bin Muhammad) said: All of them could be combined in one house; and then said: 'A'isha informed me that Allah's Messenger said: He who does an action which is not from us that is to be rejected.” [Ref: Muslim, B18, H4267] In other words entire prophetic statement, every innovation is misguidance, is about innovations which are composed of rejected amr (i.e. matter) and amal (i.e. action). If this is understanding is inserted into text of every innovation is misguidance Hadith it would read as follows: “The truest of word is the Book of Allah and best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst of things are those that are newly invented [but composed of rejected matters and actions]; every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation [composed of rejected matters and actions] is going astray, and every going astray is in the Fire.'” [Ref: Nisai, B19, H1579] And this understanding if inserted into statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) will result his statement meaning: "Every innovation [composed of rejected matters and actions] is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good." [Ref: Related by al-Bayhaqee in al-Madkhal ilas-Sunan (no.191) and also Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (p.24). ‘Its isnaad (chain of narration) is as authentic as the sun.’] Note both interpretations of Prophetic words and Ibn Umar’s statement are valid. And in reality boil down to same thing. Thus it would be absolutely correct to combine both interpretation into one and it would reas as follows: "Every [erroneous] innovation [composed of rejected matters and actions, which Allah is not pleased with nor His Messenger] is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good." [Ref: Related by al-Bayhaqee in al-Madkhal ilas-Sunan (no.191) and also Ibn Nasr in as-Sunnah (p.24). ‘Its isnaad (chain of narration) is as authentic as the sun.’] Concluding And Contextualizing The Point: Note Faisal quoted the Hadith to argue and establish absolutely every innovation is misguidance and takes to hellfire. Therefore no innovation can be good. Using this statement of Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) he attempted to refute the natural implications of following saying of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam): “He who introduced some good Sunnah (i.e. practice, way, tradition, precedent) in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it ...” [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] It has been established Ibn Umar’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) statement does not mean what he claimed it means, as it is evidenced above. And it was already established that the prophetic statement about reward for introducing good Sunnah in Islam means reward for introducing good innovation in Islam because what is part of Islam me/you cannot introduce in it. And if we introduce in Islam then it must be first not part of Islam and that is innovation therefore his refutation and proof for his defintion of innovation does not exist. And Islamic definition stands established. From practice and teaching of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam), companions, likes of Imam Shafi (rahimullah), Imam Nawavi (rahimullah) and other luminaries of Islam. All he and his Wahhabi kind have is; Shaykh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s (rahimullah) distorted version of his defintion of Biddah, emphasis on DISTORTED. Usage Of Title Shaykh And Warning Against Using It For Heretic: Recently, June 2018, a brother read account of discussion with Faisal aka Shaykh (hafidha-ullah), here. He enquired if the person being called Shaykh was actually a Shaykh and I told him I called, the mubtadi, Shaykh in sarcasm. He quoted me Hadith and referrenced it to Mishkat ul Masabih, in which Abu Ishaq is reported to have said, one who shows respect to Ahlul Biddah has helped the mubtadi destroy Islam. Note I haven’t been able to find exact referrence nor entire Hadith, if it is Hadith. Even if its not Hadith these words have wisdom. He said, that you calling him Shaykh even though in sarcasm, is giving him degree of respect, and unknowingly you’re helping him destroy Islam. I made Tawbah and I seek refuge in Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) from misguidance of Iblees. To set the record straight. Person who discussed with me is named Faisal. He is spawn of Satan of Najd and is a elequent liar. His best trait is that he is from people who invent lies with their mouths and say; this is from Prophet of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala), or this is from a Sahabi. He is a distorter of Ahadith and omitter whose habbit is not to quote parts of Ahadith which expose him. He is all-out, total, absolute jahil mutliq who didn’t even know difference between, singular, Sahabi, and plural Sahabah. He was using plural form of word for a Sahabi i.e. sahabah. He is far from being a Shaykh. I have met Qadiyanis and Christians with more academic worth, integrity, and upright moral campus then Faisal. Insha Allah! Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) will humiliate and degrade him amongst his peers. All his lies/distortions were for sake of respect and upholding standing amongst his peers while knowing too well he is lieing and distorting Hadith. And I pray to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) that He degrades him in sight of his peers if he does not become a upright Muslim. I will not again address him as Shaykh not even sarcasticly and what I can amend I will. After much thought I remembered the verses of Quran: “And Allah would not let a people stray after He has guided them until He makes clear to them what they should avoid. Indeed, Allah is Knowing of all things.” [Ref: 9:115] Faisal is from a nation (qawm) whom Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) showed the path of Islam and he followed it briefly but Allah misguided him back to Wahhabism. Hence the verse applies to him. In another verse Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) stated: "What is with you two groups concerning the hypocrites? While Allah has made them fall back (into error and disbelief) for what they earned. Do you wish to guide those whom Allah has sent astray? And he whom Allah sends astray - never will you find for him a way (of guidance).They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah . But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper." [Ref: 4:88/89] Even though he left Wahhabism and accepted Islam he chose its misguidance over Islam.
  6. Why Hadith of Good Sunnah Wasn’t About Prophetic Sunnah Of Giving Sadqah: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said about innovated good Sunnahs that they will earn reward for iniator and actor: “He who introduced some good Sunnah (i.e. practice, way, tradition, precedent) in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect.” [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] Faisal said this Hadith is about prophetic Sunnah of Sadaqah. Later he changed the goal post and said it was about silver coins being used for the first time and not about good innovation. And while explaining his position he said the statement of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is about employing new money denomination i.e. notes to give Sadqah. Even though Faisal’s coin point is unfounded and basless because it is established Prophet and his companions used coins to give Sadqa before this event. Anyhow his point was coins were new thing like using notes would be new at present. In light of this what he was arguing that companion introduced an innovation like he would be introducing a innovation by giving Sadqah with money notes. This is besides the point. Lets get to my explanation and refutation of his argument that this Hadith referrs to prophetic Sunnah of giving Sadqah. He said: companions had forgotten Sadqah was Prophetic Sunnah and only one companion remembered and he gave Sadqah. And the statement was about him because he started it. Note the following is part of audio discussion. Right in the beginning of it. Companions Forgot And Prophet Said About Companion Who Re-introduced It: My first point to counter him -which I intended to make was but I didn’t get to complete was – I had to change course; if all the companions forget a prophetic Sunnah and just one companion remembers it is a Sunnah and he acts on it. Has he then introduced that prophetic Sunnah into Islam? Thinking person will realize that answer is, NO, because forgetfull and reviving a prophetic Sunnah is one thing but introducing a Sunnah in Islam is another. It can be said Sahabi was reviving a Sunnah but Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) would not say he was introducing into Islam a Prophetic Sunnah. Introducing into Islam means what is not part of Islam. And how can a companion introduce a prophetic Sunnah into Islam which Prophet has already introduced into Islam. Therefore the words of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) were not about prophetic Sunnah but good Sunnah which is not already part of Islam. My other point was … I give greet everyone with, As-salamu alayqyum, and introduce everyone to prophetic Sunnah of greeting. My question was to Faisal. Have I introduced a good Sunnah into Islam? Faisal pretended to not to understand it. And arrogantly and ignorantly refused to listen to my response. Luckily near the end I had oppurtunity to make the same point. I explained just if a group of people doesn’t know Islamic method of greeting and me teaching them doesn’t prove mean that I have introduced a good Sunnah in Islam because it was introduced in Islam by Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Here the words of Hadith are anyone who introduces good Sunnah in Islam. This indicates the reward being told for something which is not already part of Islam. And something which isn’t part of Islam and being made of Islam is INNOVATION. Therefore your Taweel is false and invalid. Contextual Relevance Argument: Prophetic Words Are Connected With Context Of Event: His argument boils down … Prophetic statement is connected with historical event. My counter argument was if the first part i.e. good Sunnah part of Hadith is connected with context and precisely to Sadqah then what does the following part referr to: “And he who introduced some evil Sunnah in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this ..." [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] Did Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) introduced an evil Sunnah in Islam? And which evil Sunnah was that? At first he pretended not to understand the question being asked but my nephew Kamran joined to simply what I was demanding an answer for. Being stuck he resorted to it reffers to every innovation is misguidance. Lol! I called that monoply game rule … land on Hadith of good/evil Sunnah … do not understand evil Sunnah instead go straight every innovation is misguidance. This was igenious but was new level of his stupidity. Any how my point was … if second part of Hadith was not connected to context then and you make Taweel of it because the detail of second part doesn’t first into context … then detail of first part don’t fit into context either … therefore there is no reason to limit it to context … because good Sunnah in Islam was not introduced in the event. This prompted Faisal to revise his position and brought in the silver coin being new things … and notes … lol and with these two examples he hanged himself because he established what I wanted him to confess. I had told my nephew Rizwan that remind me about the coins and notes example of his cause I will explain to him how his buddy refuted himself. Note his coin notes point was made after I stopped giving him the respect he didn’t not deserve i.e. I stopped discussing with him. On the same day or on the day after I went through implications of Faisal’s point and how it supports Islamic understanding. And with grace of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) he agreed with Islamic point. Faisal The Fake Wana Be Academic Debater And StrawMan: During discussion with Faisal I said number of times … position of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah is … he interjected nearly every time … you mean Barelwi ... he termed my statement as … STRAWMAN tactic. This was laughable because he fancied himself of some what of debater. And thought by using such termonology he would portray himself to be academicly achieved person. But I had to keep the discussion on important topic so I ignored his stupidity. Straw-man is … while quoting position of opposition person adds a weakness so he can nock the misrepresented position … Abdullah believes Allah is absolutely the One and undivisible but Amr says Abdullah believes Allah is three-in-one and this is wrong … and goes on to refute Abdullah via verse , do not say trinity (4:171), that’s StrawMan, here. Called STRAWMAN because it easy to knock out … olden times dummys were made with straw and swordsmen trained using them. So saying was … I am not strawman. Meaning I am not going to stand and get hit … I will fight back. I hope you see why strawman was used to indicate this logical fallacy. So Faisal was being smart even though I knew too well he is exposing his ignorance and revealing his fake-ness. Accusing Me Of Ad-Hominem Attack In Reality: Ad-Hominem attack is attempt to undermine person by discrediting character integrity and standing of person either overtly or covertly. My saying we Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah … can be misconstrued as covert form of ad-hominem attack … because when I claim to be from Ahlus Sunnah and claim this is position of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah … he and his understanding is being excluded from Ahlus Sunnah … so this can be misconstrued form of ad-hominem. Is that truly a ad-hominem attack? Its utter rubbish … he just doesn’t have the intelligence to understand why it wasn’t ad-hominem. Suppose there is Wahhabi, Deobandi, Shia, and Sunni. They all present different beliefs but they all claim these are teachings of Islam. Does that mean when Shia, or Wahhabi, or Deobandi, lists his belief and says this is Islam he is saying others are not following Islam? And others guilty of ad-hominem attack? No because their definition of Islam is different … they share core teachings … and they have another defintion of Islam. Each of these has claimed to be following Islam according to their own definition of Islam. When I said this is the teaching of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah … the definition of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah … was of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah. When Wahhabi says … we Ahlus Sunnah … he is using Wahhabi definition to judge who is and what beliefe is part of his version of Ahlus Sunnah. See what ad-hominem actually is, here. Ad-Hominem Attack But So What Then: To confuse Ad-Hominem with StrawMan is patently stupid. Its even more stupid when you consider that there was no need to employ these terminologies because disucssion was taking place in front-room of a house. And audience was few taxi drivers, few school and college drop-outs [I am in this class], few who couldn’t speak English, between two to three with university degrees ... so the setting wasn’t university debate hall. Where social academic pressure demands professional and academic language to impress listeners. OK! If he had employed it correctly the embrassment was survivable. Even then it would have come out as … he is trying too hard to impress … He got the term wrong but what if he had got the terminology right, ad-hominem, then what? Would I have been refuted? Like I pointed out Faisal didn’t understand why it was an Ad-Hominem attack. And I don’t blame him because it requires some degree of knowledge to understand why it wasn’t Ad-Hominem. OK! Lets suppose I actually did truly use AD-HOMINEM attacks. Then do I loose the debate? Does Faisal win? No! Is Ad-Hominem attack a sin, or a crime in Islam? Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) discredits the character of a Khabees who insulted Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and book of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala): “And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer/abuser. Scorner, going about with malicious gossip. A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful. Cruel, moreover, and an illegitimate pretender. We will brand him upon the (nose which looks like pigs) snout.” [Ref: 68:10/13, and 16] Would that be a AD-HOMINEM attack, Mr Faisal? Now what? Are you going to argue Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) committed logical fallacy? Yes Ad-Hominem is logical fallacy. Save your moral rage and sit down dude before you hurt faith in Islam. There were many times he employed Ad-Hominem attacks against me … few have been recorded in audio. If he denies them I will post the transcript of and referrence the time he was guilty of it. Logical Fallacies Committed By Faisal: Faisal the was guilty of following logical fallacies: Ad-Hominem, here, Appealing To Authority, here, Special pleading, here, Ambiguity, here, False Cause, here. Each of these logical fallacies were committed AT THE VERY LEAST once. Some of the logical fallacies mentioned and not mentioned are absolutely fine in sight of Islamic law. Appeal to authority, and bandwagon are legitimate Islamicly. Bandwagon, going with majority, appealing to authority of senior scholars such as Mujadideen, Mujtahideen etc an so is ad-hominem, infact ambiguity is also fine … When Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) were immigrating to Madinah … Mushrikeen stopped them outside to question who was with Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and he said: he is going to guide me to straight path … they assumed Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was guide … in reality he meant straight path of Islam. So even though Faisal is guilty of these logical fallacies in modern academic sense apart from False-Cause and special pleading. None of these, apart from mentioned negatively, if employed legitimately are unethical or sinful in sight of Islamic law.Yet the reality is Faisal employed them deceptively. He accused me of StrawMan … and he didn’t even know what it meant. In reality he was alledging of an Ad-Hominem attack which in reality wasn’t so because definition of Ahlus Sunnah I ascribe to excludes omits his Wahhabi understanding. He appealed to authority of Imam Shafi (rahimullah) … arguing his, i.e Faisal’s, understanding is in accordance with Imam Shafi (rahimullah) … yet truth was established against him. Imam Shafi (rahimullah) ascribes to understanding of Biddah which the Jamhoor/majority ascribe to, which is position what I hold to. And there is no record available on internet where Imam Shafi (rahimullah) explained the Hadith. He was guilty of special pleading … which is changing goal posts … and entire debate is proof of this one. False cause … he assumed the context of Hadith was connected with prophetic statement and evidence and common sense is clearly against it. Ambiguity … he said companion gave silver coins in Sadqah which none had done before … then he said its new but from Shari’ah: “The good practice here (in the statement of Hadith) was specifically the silver or the gold coins. That was the good practice. [His friend interjected: ‘The companion introduced new way of giving Sadaqah.’] Exactly! No one gave to these specific people before. Do you understand? No one gave coins to the people. So it was new action but it was from Shari’ah.” [Ref: Audio recording from 00:48:55 onwards to 00:49:22] There are two meanings here … one that it was part of Islam as prophetic Sunnah. Or a Ijtihadi innovation introduced into Shariah i.e. Islam as part of its law. Both interpretations are problematic for him. If he said it means first then he would negate his claim that it was new thing and if he said second then he would establish the point innovated things can become part of Islam. This would refute him. So instead of saying clearly either of the two … he said it in between so he can make Taweel if need be … not realising no Taweel will allow him to escape, as I have established. Undeniable Fact: An Observation About Faisal’s Goal Changing: In the beginning Faisal said Mawlid and all innovated practices of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah are misguidance and those who practice them go to hell-fire due to them. I quoted Hadith in which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) celebrated Mawlid every Monday by fasting. He replied it was fasting on Monday what you do is yearly. I replied; Hadith establishes that celebration of Mawlid is Sunnah, it indicates a day on which it is to be celebrated, and it shows how it is to be celebrated. I said celebrating the Mawlid is Sunnah and you cannot object and will cannot legitimately object to idea of celebrating Mawlid. What you can object to is the day it is celebrated and the way it is celebrated but not to the idea of celebrating Prophet’s Mawlid because itself is Sunnah. He said it is innovation because the way it is celebrated. So I asked him if Mawlid is Haram due to not being Sunnah? He said it is Haram. I asked him if something had to be Sunnah for it to be permissible? He replied in affirmative. Then I argued even though you say this but you use tooth brush and paste … how is that Halal because it is not part of Sunnah. At that time he agreed … even though it was not Sunnah it is permissible. And I concluded just as abandoned Sunnah of Miswak/Siwak and you use tooth brush and paste even though these are not Sunnah but you said both – brush paste - are permissible. Please referr to following link to see other evidences were used. In the same way celebrating Mawlid concept is Sunnah but the way and the day we celebrate it isn’t but it is still permissible because it is not composed of Haram, Kufr, and Shirk. He said but Prophet did it on Monday by fasting. I said: Yes! Monday and via fasting. And this is Sunnah and Sunnah is the best way to celebrate it. He said: Then its fine. I said: Do you agree non-Sunnah way of celebrating is fine also but best way is prophetic way? He acknowledged this he agrees with. It was some time after this … between 2 and 5 minutes after I said: I wish this was recorded. Because Faisal agreed to it and then went on to deny everything he agreed to. And that comment of mine prompted Rizwan to record. Note all discussion on Mawlid was before this. Discussion came to conclusion but he asked how was this discussion connected with Hadith of good/evil Sunnah. And while I was sumarising in choronological order … the development of discussion … and why and what lead to this discussion and how it is connected … he interjected and this resulted the discussion to continue even after resolution. The audio recorded account misses the summary … and starts at a time when he was arguing to regain lost ground. Real Reason Why I Discussed With Faisal: Day before my nephew Rizwan used all the arguments which Faisal brought into discussion day after. And al-hamdulillah he listened and argued his point of view. And my methodology of teaching is through question and answer. I ask a crucial question and expect answer to the question. And using that answer I continue my response. In this way both, questioner and answerer, are fully aware and focusing, discussion quickly comes to end. My nephew listened more and talked less, there was a degree of respect in this. As a result I got to completely present my position. Points were fairly simple and precise he could not argue against the sound rationale so he said he agrees but he will make final decision after his friend Faisal is defeated in discussion. I told him there is no chance of me engaging him in discussion because I know he will not listen and he has ego problem. He is the leader of pack of idiots and as such he will not give up even when he knows he is wrong simply because it will become matter of prestige. And there is no point talking to Faisal and waisting my and your time. But over the night I thought about the issue ,and came to conclusion that friends shape social and religious understandings, and Rizwan needs to see reality of his buddy, so I decided to engage with his friend. Al-hamdulillah! A awsome unveiling of liar and deceptive Iblees it was. Advice For Those Who Discuss Deen With Faisal: My advice for anyone who engages Faisal in any religious discussions is to always demand he quote HADITH OR VERSE directly from book. And demand interpretation of scholars of Islam who pre-dated 1750 AD. And not just one … but understanding of few … always go to different publishers to make sure Wahhabis have not omitted anything deliberately. Wahhabis, especially the ones running, Darus Salam Publishers, always edit books of classical scholars and remove and insert bits which go against their belief and insert their own teachings in it. There is entire book published exposing this fraud of Wahhabis. I have more faith in integrity and honesty and truthfulness of Kafirs then of Faisal. They attack Islam but do not distort texts of Islam they only put their own stories on that text. Faisal is far worse then these people … not only he distorted the meaning of Hadith like all the Wahhabis … he went a step ahead of Wahhabis … he distorted the text of Hadith. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) says about Christians … they write the book with their own hands and say this is from Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Faisal changes wording of Hadith … practically invents a Hadith … and says this is from Prophet of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Any how people do not trust him.
  7. I have made improvements to translation of Hifz ul-Iman. I noted did not translate an important part ... and some structural modifications were made to ensure it is closer to original Urdu: “A certain individual, Zayd, stated prostration is of two types, worship, respect, and when on to state Amr believes prostration of respect for other then Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is permissible. And believes Tawaf (i.e. circumbulation) around the graves (of Awliyah-Allah) is permissible. Evidence of permissibility … And says Ilm Al-Ghayb is of two types: bil-Zaat [of one’s ownself]; in this meaning only Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is Aalim ul-Ghayb, none else. And ba-wasta [through means, alternative; bil-Ardh; granted by another] and in this meaning RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was Aalim ul-Ghayb. How is Amr’s this evidence (and what is legal ruling on Amr’s) these actions and belief?” [Ref: Hifz ul-Iman, by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi, Page2, here] The underlinned parts were improved
  8. I have made improvements to translation of Hifz ul-Iman. I noted did not translate an important part ... and some structural modifications were made to ensure it is closer to original Urdu: “A certain individual, Zayd, stated prostration is of two types, worship, respect, and when on to state Amr believes prostration of respect for other then Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is permissible. And believes Tawaf (i.e. circumbulation) around the graves (of Awliyah-Allah) is permissible. Evidence of permissibility … And says Ilm Al-Ghayb is of two types: bil-Zaat [of one’s ownself]; in this meaning only Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is Aalim ul-Ghayb, none else. And ba-wasta [through means, alternative; bil-Ardh; granted by another] and in this meaning RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was Aalim ul-Ghayb. How is Amr’s this evidence (and what is legal ruling on Amr’s) these actions and belief?” [Ref: Hifz ul-Iman, by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi, Page2, here] The underlinned parts were improved
  9. I have made improvements to translation of Hifz ul-Iman. I noted did not translate an important part ... and some structural modifications were made to ensure it is closer to original Urdu: “A certain individual, Zayd, stated prostration is of two types, worship, respect, and when on to state Amr believes prostration of respect for other then Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is permissible. And believes Tawaf (i.e. circumbulation) around the graves (of Awliyah-Allah) is permissible. Evidence of permissibility … And says Ilm Al-Ghayb is of two types: bil-Zaat [of one’s ownself]; in this meaning only Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is Aalim ul-Ghayb, none else. And ba-wasta [through means, alternative; bil-Ardh; granted by another] and in this meaning RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was Aalim ul-Ghayb. How is Amr’s this evidence (and what is legal ruling on Amr’s) these actions and belief?” [Ref: Hifz ul-Iman, by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi, Page2, here] The underlinned parts were improved
  10. I have made improvements to translation of Hifz ul-Iman. I noted did not translate an important part ... and some structural modifications were made to ensure it is closer to original Urdu: “A certain individual, Zayd, stated prostration is of two types, worship, respect, and when on to state Amr believes prostration of respect for other then Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is permissible. And believes Tawaf (i.e. circumbulation) around the graves (of Awliyah-Allah) is permissible. Evidence of permissibility … And says Ilm Al-Ghayb is of two types: bil-Zaat [of one’s ownself]; in this meaning only Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is Aalim ul-Ghayb, none else. And ba-wasta [through means, alternative; bil-Ardh; granted by another] and in this meaning RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was Aalim ul-Ghayb. How is Amr’s this evidence (and what is legal ruling on Amr’s) these actions and belief?” [Ref: Hifz ul-Iman, by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi, Page2, here] The underlinned parts were improved.
  11. 8.0 - Man From Najd Enquires About Fundamental Requirements Of Islam: “Glad tiding of Jannah(paradise) for Najd Man: Hadith-42: Narrated Talha bin 'Ubaidullah: A man from Najd with unkempt hair came to Allah's Apostle and we heard his loud voice but could not understand what he was saying, till he came near and then we came to know that he was asking about Islam. Allah's Apostle said, "You have to offer prayers perfectly five times in a day and night (24 hours)." The man asked: "Is there any more (praying)?" Allah's Apostle replied: "No, but if you want to offer the Nawafil prayers (you can)." Allah's Apostle further said to him: "You have to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan." The man asked: "Is there any more fasting?" Allah's Apostle replied: "No, but if you want to observe the Nawafil fasts (you can)." Then Allah's Apostle further said to him: "You have to pay the Zakat (obligatory charity)." The man asked: "Is there any thing other than the Zakat for me to pay?" Allah's Apostle replied: "No, unless you want to give alms of your own." And then that man retreated saying: "By Allah! I will neither do less nor more than this." Allah's Apostle said: "If what he said is true, then he will be successful (i.e. he will be granted Paradise)." (Bukhari,Volume 1, Book 2, Hadith 44) Hadith-43: "Yahya related to me from Malik from his paternal uncle Abu Suhayl ibn Malik that his father heard Talha ibn Ubaydullah say, "Once one of the people of Najd came to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He had dishevelled hair and although his voice could be heard we could not make out what he was saying until he drew nearer and then we found he was asking about Islam. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to him, 'There are five prayers during the day and the night.' He said, 'Do I have to do anything else besides that?' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, added, 'And fasting the month of Ramadan.' He said, 'Is there anything else I have to do?' He said, 'No, except what you do of your own accord.' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, mentioned zakat. The man said, 'Is there anything else that I have to do?' He said, 'No, except what you do of your own accord.' He continued, "The man went away saying, 'By Allah, I won't do any more than this, nor will I do any less.' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'That man will be successful, if he is telling the truth.'" (Muwatta Imam Malik, Book 009, Hadith 97) Comments: SubhanAllah Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wassalam) gave glad tiding to that Man.” 8.1 - Hadith Of Man From Najd And What Does It Establish: These Ahadith establish that a man from Najd visited Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and enquired about obligations in Islam. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) told him that as a Muslim he is obligated to perform five prayers, fast in month of Ramadhan, and give compulsory charity. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was asked if there is anything else that he needs to do Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said there is no more oligatory practice but he can engage in Nawafil; prayer, fasting, and charity. The man left saying; he will do no more then compulsory requirement and no less. Upon that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said if this man adheres to this he will be successful in hereafter. Note Prophet said IF this man adheres to what he said he will adhere to. This exactly isn’t glad tiding of Jannah. Infact this glad tiding, if it is, is for all Muslims who do the bare minimum required from them. The glad tidings would be definiately established if brother Abdullah proves that Najdi man adhered to what he said he will practice. And I truly hope he did because his entry to paradise wouldn’t make my entry any harder or easier. The key point I am making is brother Abdullah is for no reason deriving a meaning from Hadith which doesn’t exist. It has been conditioned by, if he adheres to these, and Najdi’s saying I will do no more no less, isn’t proof that he acted on his utterance. If brother Abdullah proves the identity of man and proves he did then he would be justified in saying a Najdi man was given glad tidings of paradise. Otherwise its just over stretching a conditional statement to paint Najd in positive light to induce in idiots good feelings about Najd. 8.2 - Headless Chicken Game Over Najd And The End Result: From the very beginning brother Abdullah has been attempting to prove Najd is/in Iraq but at the end he quotes this Hadith of Najdi man in order to elevate the status of Najd. If Najd is as he believes and if Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) gave glad tidings of Najdi man glad tidings of paradise then natural conclusion is a Iraqi man was given glad tidings of paradise. Of course I don’t believe this Hadith is about Iraq nor I believe man was given glad tidings of paradise but the distorter of Ahadith aka brother Abdullah does believe it. So after all the effort to demonize Iraqis technically he shot himself in the head. Hang on a second, ofcourse I, and brother Abdullah, and every sane person will understand; this alleged merit of Najdi earning glad tidings of paradise wasn’t intended for a Iraqi but it was intended for actual/real Najd from which his sweet-heart Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab and Wahhabism emerged. What this demonstrates is brother Abdullah is fully aware of where historical Najd was and is but in order to protect Wahhabism from damage he like most Wahhabis choose to distort the Ahadith of Najd which indicate a group (or an era) of Satan will start from Najd. There are many Ahadith which can be utalized to establish where Najd is. It isdefinitely not Iraq and they will be brought into discussion in following article as a last article of three, here. 8.3 - A Fundamental Position About Najd, Banu Tamim, Iraq, And Iraqis: Not every person of Iraq, Najd, and Banu Tamim is going to hell nor every person of them is going to paradise. Not everyone of them was Khariji and not everyone of them was free from Kharijism. Those who adhered/adhere to correct creed and practiced/practice their religion as instructed by Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala), taught by Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam), and within the frame work of Ijtihad they can hope to receive Allah’s (subhanahu wa ta’ala) mercy and surely will be successful in hereafter. And out of Iraqis, Tamimis, Najdis; the one’s who followed the teaching of Khawarij and demonstrated their belief via Mushrik’ing of Muslims, rebellion, murder of Muslims, or supporting such teachings they are people of hell. Such people are Khawarij where-ever they maybe and where-ever they are from. As par Ahadith such people are dogs of hellfire and disbelievers. Fundamentally the Khawarij emerged from Najd as well as Iraq and from there they propogated their teachings throughout the world. Every strain of Wahhabism and Kharijism, where ever in the world it maybe, via one or other route traces its origin back to Najd and Iraq. 8.4 - Wahhabism, Wahhabis, Past, And The Present: Wahhabism was rebellion against; Jammah of Muslims and Uthmanic Khilafat. They declared Muslims are Mushrik (i.e. worst type of Kafir) for acts which were sins and and not even sins. The killing of Muslims was made Halal by them just like their theological ancestors killed and charged that companions of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) are Mushriks. This was very against what Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said in following Hadith: “Anas bin Malik narrates from the Prophet who said: Three things are the roots of faith: (i) To refrain from (killing) a person who says “there is no Deity worthy of worship except Allah” (ii) Not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits (iii) and also not to declare him out of Islam due to any of his action/deed.” [Ref: Abu Dawud, B14, H2170] The actrocities Wahhabis committed in order to spread their Kharijism are in their own history books which can be researched. At present the dance of death, destruction by Wahhabi terror organisations namely al-Qaidah, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab, TTP, and myrids of other groups killing Muslims are all broadcasted by media and by themselves. 9.0 - Tribulations Emerged From Iraq Therefore Najd Is None Other Than Iraq: “Every kind of fitnah took place in Iraq … 1) Fitnah of the battle of Jamal (which made the Sahaabah fight with each other). 2) Fitnah of the battle of Siffeen (in which more than 30,000 sahaabah were martyred). 3) Fitnah of the Khawaarij (they emerged from Kufa and other places in IRAQ). 4) Fitnah of the Shias (all of them emerged from IRAQ). 5) The Karbala tragedy where Imam Hussain was betrayed by his own Shias (it happened in IRAQ). 6) Several authentic Ahadeeth point to IRAQ as the horn of Devil (Qarn us shayateen). Therefore, The word Najd referred as a place of fitnah is none other than IRAQ … a) Fitna e Khawarij came from Iraq. Those who martyred Usman e Ghani (radiallahu anh) were from Iraq. c) Hazrat Ali (radiallahu anh) was martyred in Iraq. d) Hazrat Hussain (radiallahu anh) was martyred at Karbala i.e. in Iraq) Hazrat Umar Bin Khattab (radiallahu anh) was martyred by Piruzan also known as known as Abu Lulu, he was slave of Mughira Ibn Shu'ba the governor of Busra. 9.1 - The Ground Reality And Things To Come: It was previously mentioned after Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) departed from earthly life Najd in particularly and Arabian Peninsula in general rose upon in rebellion and arms. Note the events he mentions took place some twenty-five years after departure of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) but events to be mentioned by me were right after departure of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). You can soon as the news reached them that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has passed away they took up arms and rebellion against rule of first Khalifah for all sorts of reasons. Brother Abdullah mentioned figures of fatalities to portray Iraq as the mother of all evil that transpired in early Islamic history and I am compelled to respond in kind to put evil in coffers of Najdis as well. But before that some rectifications need to be made because brother Abdullah a prolific distorter of truth is at it again. 9.2 - Uncovering Some Lies And Telling Some Truth: Brother Abdullah stated every tribulation transpired in Iraq. He mentions battle of Jamal took place in Basrah which is in Iraq. Battle of Siffin took place in Syria on banks of river Euphrates and today it is known as Raqqa. Note at present Raqqa was infamous capital of Wahhabi terrorist group ISIS. Sneakily brother Abdullah made it part of Iraq. Anything goes for defence of Salafi Minhaj of Kharijism including truth - right out the window. Next in line is the truth that Khawarij emerged from Iraq. Technically Khawarij emerged Syria because after battle of Siffin when Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) accepted arbitration than the Qurra (i.e. Quran reciters) broke away from his army and became known as Khawarij (i.e. disserters). Anyhow they did finally appear in Iraq in Harura (near Baghdad) so it would be correct to apply the Hadith on their Iraqi appearance but the founding fathers of Kharijism (see section 0.3) and the people who filled the ranks of Khariji army were Tamimis most and other inhabitants of Najd, here. It is correct that battle of Karbala in which Imam Hussain (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was slain took place in Iraq. Summing it up - so in his first point there was truth, second was a lie, third; Khawarij emerged from Syria but also in Iraq therefore partially correct, Najdis get blame for Khawarij because the leadership of Khawarij was from Najd; Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi (actual name Abdullah, also known as Hurqus Ibn Zuhayr), Abdullah Ibn Wahb al-Rasibi al-Azdi. Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamim was from Banu Mudhar and the Wahb al-Rasibi from Banu Rabia. Two groups of Satan coming togather for form a Fitna and the second time this happened was when the Saud family and Shaykh Ibnul Wahhab joined forces to create another major Fitna called Wahhabism. The rest I don’t need to respond because it has been repeated to many times. 9.3 - The Tribulations In Form Of Apostasy And Rebellion: To begin with it is important that readers have good look on the following map to figure understand where actual Najd is, here. And also have good look at the following map, here. Battle of Buzakah between armies lead by Khalid Ibn Walid (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and Tulayha Ibn Khuwaylid Ibn Nawfal al-Asadi. Tulayha Ibn Khuwaylid claimed Prophet-hood. Muslim army was six-thousand strong against fifteen-thousand of Tulayha’s followers out of which thirty percent of apostates were killed. On Muslim side the causulties were low around a thousand. Fortunately Tulayha Ibn Khuwaylid accepted Islam and died a righteous Muslim as a Tabi. Battle of al-Yamamah; Musaylmah the liar of Najd also claimed Prophet-hood and as are result twenty-thousand Muslims died as apostates in battle which he himself was killed and some twelve hundred from Muslim side also died. This was second time Najd had claimed life of seventy Hufadh of Quran. The first time being when the tribes betrayed the Muslims killing them at well of Mau’na. Battle of Zafar again thousands of Muslims became apostates and rebelled against Khilafat resulting death at very least two-thousand apostates and around five-hundred Muslims died. I could not find anything regarding battle of Naqra and about battle of Ghamrah, battle of Hajr or battle of Butah. Note the casualties on Muslim side were not high in figures but when you contemplate the apostates were Muslim and abandoned Islam and died apostates then it was a great tragedy. Muslims can balance the two facts and judge for themselves that if apostasy and eventual death of around fifty thousand former Muslims in Najd is greater tribulation or death of sixty-five thousand Muslims. However you decide to look at it the fact is is Islam lost over a hundred thousand Muslims; some lost their lives only and other their Islam and lives. And if basis of harm to Islam and life of Muslims was criteria for determining where Najd is then would a sane person not agree that Islam lost more in Arabian Peninsula and in Najd then in Iraq. Surely tribulation of apostasy was greater then wars between Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu). My personal view is thousand righteous Muslims being killed is lesser evil then fifty abandoning Islam but readers are free to choose their pick. The bottom line is there were tribulations in Najd also and severe enough that people lost their Islam and died apostates. Only tribulation and fighting and war basis brother Abdullah cannot fit the Ahadith of Najd on Iraq because the very same in fact worse tribulations emerged in actual historical Najd. Tribulation Of Wahhabism In Najd: One of the greatest tribulation which appeared in Najd is Wahhabism. Its founder Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab claimed, in his time, in all of Arabia, only he alone knows what Tawheed was and what Shirk was, and everyone else including his teachers were ignorant of it.[8] This was a massive Takfir of entire Muslims of Arabian Peninsula and in fact of entire Ummah because the orthodox Islam of world was unanimous in their understanding of Tawheed/Shirk. Nullifying the Tawheed/Shirk belief of Muslim of Arabia by default implied there was no Tawheed/Muwahid in entire world. This was the corner stone of belief on which Wahhabism came to existance and the very beliefe which resulted in death of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in and in surrounding regions of Najd. And even going far as attacking Iraq and TransJordan where they killed ten thousand people or so in surprise raids. They waged relentless war upon Muslims of Arabian Peninsula and showed no mercy to Muslim men, women, and even children. On account that these Muslims were actually polytheists (i.e. worst type of Kafirs) and therefore their killing/blood was permissible. They demolished the Masajid/Madaris and killed anyone they thought was against them much like their modern ISIS brothers. Entire Arabian Peninsula suffered at their hands and this suffering seemingly came to an end after they gained control of entire Arabian Peninsula after first world war.[9] 9.5 – Khariji Revolts And Some Facts About Them: In Iraq there were many Khariji revolts such as Basrah but the instigators and planners and executers of all these revolts major share of forces were from Banu Tamim who had migrated to Iraq after its conquest during the Khilafat of Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Northern region of Iraq – al-Jazira – was also inhabited by members of tribes of Banu Rabia, Banu Mudhar, and Bakr Ibn Wail, here. These were people who migrated and settled in Iraq from central Saudi Arabia. Originally these tribes were settled around the modern Saudi capital Riyadh which is our Najd, here. There were two rebellions in al-Jazira; one in 794/795 AD lead by Al-Walid Ibn Tarif al-Shaybani and the other 866/896 AD whose leaders were Musawir ibn Abd al-Hamid al-Shari, Harun ibn Abdallah al-Bajali. Khawarij also revolted in Ahwaz -; now part of Iran, also known as Zanj rebellion. It was ocastrated by components Azraqiyyah Khariji sects followers from Banu Tamim, Rabia and Mudhar. The leaders of rebellion were; Abu Ahmad al-Muwaffaq, Abu al- Abbas Ibn al-Muwaffaq, Musa Ibn Bugha, Abu al-Saj, Masrur al-Balkhi, and Ahmad ibn Laythawayh. Nafi Ibn al-Azraq al-Hanafi al-Handhali after whom the Khariji sect Azraqiyya was named moved with his remaining followers to Ahwaz. So even though these tribulations did not take place in Arabian Najd the people involved were from Najd just like Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said they will appear from Najd. They appeared in Najd and showed their evil in Iraq. Similar to Qurra becoming abandoned Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) at Siffin in Syria but demonstrated their evil in Iraq. The fact of matter is in almost major Khariji rebellion tribes of Najd and those who migrated from Najd were heavily involved. Therefore the origin of tribulations in Iraq was from Najd of Arabian Peninsula even though the tribulations manifested in Iraq. 10.0 - Unlucky Thirteen Najds: “Allamah Zubedi said and Allamah Hamumui he pointed out the list of Najds: 1) Najd Yamen. 2) Najd Iraq. 3) Najd Hijaaz. 4) Najd Khal. 5) Najd Al-Shari. 6) Najd Azaar. 7) Najd Al-Aqaab. 8) Najd Kabkab. 9) Najd Mari. 10) Najd Alwaz. 11) Najd-e-Aja. 12) Najd Barqq. F) Fitna of Inkaar e Hadeeh. So many Fitnas related to one place and that is IRAQ.. so Noble Prophet mentioning is IRAQ as a core place of Fitna has been proved at the later stages. Conclusion: It is crystal clear from above Ahadeeth that East refers to Iraq not Saudi Arabia.” [Ref: Taj ul-Urus Min Jawahir ul-Qamus, Vol.2 pg.511. Mawjam Al-Bildaan Vol.19 Pg.265.] Shameless Lieing And Attributing Lies Works Of Scholars: Brother Abdullah claimed in Mujam al-Buldan and in Taj ul-Uroos Najd (of) Iraq is mentioned but brother Abdullah has lied. The display of confidence in lieing/deception is amazing. He is a very bad liar at that. A smart liar would actually be constructive in his art of lieing; invent authors, books, and even printers so his lie cannot or at the very least difficult to caught out. But brother Abdullah is enemy of himself in more then one way decided referrence his lie to scholars of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has stated: “… the Messenger of Allah said: Were people to be given everything that they claimed, men would (unjustly) claim the wealth and lives of (other) people. But, the onus of proof is upon the claimant, and the taking of an oath is upon him who denies.” [Ref: Forty Ahadith – Nawavi, Hadith 33] He published his article on; Friday, 9th December, 2011, and he allegedly quoted from these books. All he needs to do is to produce scanned image of front cover and of page where he got the information with clear name of publisher/printer for both books pre-dating his article. It can be said with complete confidence there is no such mention Najd (of) Iraq in Mujam al-Buldan of Shaykh Yaqut al-Hamawi (rahimullah) and not Taj ul-Uroos of Shaykh Muhammad Murtaza al-Hussaini al-Zubaidi (rahimullah). Following sections provide comprehensive exposition. Mu’jam Buldan: UnMasking Lie And The Deception Of Iblees Of Najd: On page 262 following five Najd are mentioned; i) Najd Barq (in al-Yamamah), ii) Najd Khal, iii) Najd Ufar, iv) Najd Kabkab, v) Najd Marb'a. On page 265 following Najd are mentioned; i) Najd al-Waza, ii) Najd A'ja, iii) Najd Barq, iv) Najd Khal, v) Najd al-Shar'ra, vi) Najd ul-Ufar, vii) Najd al-Aqab, viii) Najd KabKab, ix) Najd Marb'a, x) Najd Yaman (i.e. Yemen). One thing it will be obvious is that Najd Iraq from both lists is missing which brother Abdullah claimed was part of it. From these two lists of Najd we bring unique ones togather; i) Najd Barq, ii) Najd Khal, iii) Najd Ufar, iv) Najd Kabkab, v) Najd Marb’a, vi) Najd al-Waza, vii) Najd A’ja, viii) Najd Shar’ra, ix) Najd al-Aqab, x) Najd Yaman. This is what our cretin brother Abdullah quoted from Mu’jam al-Buldan: “1) Najd Yamen. 2) Najd Iraq. 3) Najd Hijaaz. 4) Najd Khal. 5) Najd Al-Shari. 6) Najd Azaar. 7) Najd Al-Aqaab. 8) Najd Kabkab. 9) Najd Mari. 10) Najd Alwaz. 11) Najd-e-Aja. 12) Najd Barqq.” Shaykh Yaqut al-Hamawi (rahimullah) mentioned ten Najds but cretin deceptively decided to add two more to the ten to make grand total of twelve. The two additions being Najd Iraq and Najd Hijaz. Not just that but Najd Azaar is not mentioned in Mu’jam al-Buldan. Please see following link it contains scanned copies of entire section on Najd and also provides link for online version of Mujal al-Buldan, here. Taj Ul-Uroos: The Lies Of Liar Finally Will Catch Up To Him: Coming to Taj ul-Uroos Min Jawahir ul-Qamoos of Allamah Zubaidi Naqshbandi (rahimullah). Shamela.ws has online version of Taj ul-Uroos. In part nine entry on Najd (نجد) can be seen. What it precisely states is matter of another article to come. Until then rest assured; brother Abdullah has lied even this time. There is no mention of Najd in Iraq, or Najd of Iraq. What Allamah Zubaidi (rahimullah) actually stated supports position of Muslims and refutes brother Abdullah but for now it would suffice to say there is no mention of Najd Iraq, or Najd of Iraq, here. He actually defined the boundary of Najd saying Najd is between Tihamah, Yemen, Levant (i.e. greater Syria) and low lands of Iraq. Also I managed to find printed version and following is link to everything related to Najd, here. Many Najds Cannot Refute Islamic Argument: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was seated on pulpit of Masjid Nabvi when he faced direction of East, pointed toward East, he pointed toward direction of sunrise, here, toward house of Hadhrat Aysha (radiallah ta’ala anha), here, toward region of Najd, Najd means elevated land (i.e. mountanous terrain), here. And then apply these findings upon the Najd and Iraq to see which of two is Najd. And which Najd it is out of ten mentioned by Allamah Yaqut al-Hamawi (rahimullah) in his Mu’jam al-Buldan. If we apply these facts then we will come to conclusion that Najd mentioned is Najd of central Arabian Peninsula surrounding Saudi capital city of Riyadh. Applying Truths Upon Najds And The End Result: Allamah Yaqut al-Hamawi (rahimullah) said stated Najd Barq is in al-Yamamah and in light of all the information derived from Ahadith it can be safely said that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) intended Najd Barq of al-Yamamah. And this happens to be the precise direction from which Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab appeared with his terrorist Khariji murdering bandits. And I am not the only one of this opinion a Wahhabi scholar of my home town Mirpur Azad Kashmir wrote the following:“The oppressed Imam (Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab) was from that Najd which has been mentioned as Najd Barq which is part of valley of Yamamah ... ”[10] [Ref: Uth’tay Hen Hijab Akhir, Page24, by Professor Mirza Zahid Hussain Sumnati, translted from Urdu.] Following maps depict the a place in al-Yamamah, here, here. Readers should note that al-Yamamah was a vast area these maps only point to where apostasy wars were fought. Al-Yamamah historically was composed of major part of central Arabia, here. Conclusion: Qurra (i.e. Quran reciters) left the party of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) after he accepted arbitration at Siffin (i.e. modern Syrian city of Raqqa). And they were said to have left/deserted and thus Arabic word Khariji was employed for them. Due to their slogan Hukm (i.e. judgment) is for only Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) they were also called al-Muhakimmah. These Kharijis marched back to Iraq and camped at Harura and due to village they were called Haruriyyah. The man-power of Khawarij was from Najd. The argument of Wahhabiyyah that afflictions appeared in Iraq therefore Najd of the Ahadith of group of Satan is Iraq is also refuted with this over whelming evidence because according to Ahadith Najd is not just place of afflictions it is also place which gives rise to tribulations. This is evidenced by fact that Kharijis existed during the time of RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). It is recorded in many Ahadith he said about Dhil Khuwaisirah, leader of Khawarij, that he has companions so pious my companions if you were to compare your Salah, fasting, Quran recitation to them you would be ashamed of yourself yet they have gone out of Islam like an arrow leaves the bow/target. This Dhil Khawaisirah was from Banu Tamim and Banu Tamim was tribe of central Arabia, here. Even though Khariji rebellion took place in Iraq the men who filled the ranks of Khariji army over-whelmingly were from Najd. After the departure of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) from earthly life Najd specificly and Arabian Peninsula in general was engulfed tribulation of apostasy. Following map depicts route taken by Khalid Ibn Walid (radiallah ta’ala anhu) to bring order in Khilafat, here. And some eleven hundred years later when the Wahhabism engulfed the Arabian Peninsula in death, destruction, and rape: Ibrahim Pasha (rahimullah) gave the Muslims of Arabian Peninsula respite from Khariji rebellion by defeating them in battles; following was the route taken by him, here. Route taken by Khalid Ibn Walid (radiallah ta’ala anhu), Ibrahim Pasha (rahimullah), and Khawarij being from region of Najd should score home the truth of Prophetic words; tribulations would emerge from East.[11] At the present Saudi Wahhabiyyah may not be millitarily involved in tribulation of East but everything has been sponsored by Wahhabi kingdom: From first Iraq war to Wahhabi ISIS concentration camp aka Khilafat in Syria/Iraq and to civil war in Libya and Yemen all has been ochestrated by Saudi Wahhabi kingdom. Thus is remains epict centre of tribulations in the Ummah of RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Contrary to claim that Iraqis were the group of Satan aka Khawarij Sahih Hadith establishes the Iraqis were not the Khawarij but they were the people who had stood by Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and had put an end to Khawarij (Abu Sai'd then said: People of Iraq it is you who have killed them.)[12] and earned pleasure of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) by killing them (Wherever you meet them kill them, for their killing will bring a reward for him who kills them on the day of Resurrection).[13] When all facts are considered; name of Najd, linguistic meaning of Najd, topographical map of Najd/Iraq, Najd being in East, toward direction of sunrise and house of Aysha’s (radiallah ta’ala anha). And with the facts that Banu Tamim, Rabia, and Mudhar were situated in direction of East in region of Najd and Khawarij majority was composed of members of these three and other Najdi tribes. Then there can be no room left for a seeker to argue against truth of Islam and seeker would believe like Muslims believe. Wama alayna ilal balaghul mubeen. Muhammed Ali Razavi FootNotes: - [01] Readers should note upto Handhala is tribal names, then individual names. Shaykh Abdul Wahhab (rahimullah) was father of Shaykh Muhammad. And Shaykh Muhammad started the Wahhabi sect. And evidence for this is that Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab belongs to Hanzali tribe and he was native of Uyainah and later moved to Dirriyah and both these were located North West of Saudi capital Riyadh. - [02] Banu Murrah is also spelt Murra. On the link given it is amongst the tribes listed in centre of Arabian map: Sa’d, Fazarah, Murrah and Ashja. - [03] Employ following route to trace tribal lineage of Banu Fazarah: Adnan, Ma'ad, Nizar, Mudar [also spelt; Mudhar], Ailan, Qais, Sa'd, Ghatafan, Raith, Baghid, Dhabyan, Fazarah. - [04] Please trace the tribal geneology from beginning; Adnan, Ma'ad, Nizar, Mudar [also spelt; Mudhar], Ilyas, Mudrikah, Khuzaimah, Kinananah, An-Nadr, Ma'lik, Fihr [aka Quraish], Ghalib, Lu'ayy, Ka'ab, Murrah, Mudlij. - [05] Banu Ashja can be traced via: Adnan, Ma'ad, Nizar, Mudar [also spelt; Mudhar], Ailan, Qais, Sa'd, Ghatafan, Raith, Ashja. - [06] A point might be made that Hadith says Banu Mudhar and not Banu Tamim so how and why are you applying it upon Banu Tamim? Firstly the Hadith states tribes of East … and Banu Tamim is in East of Madinah therefore they are included in prophetic words. Secondly there is wisdom employing Banu Mudhar and not Banu Tamim. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said I have been given short statements encampassing widest possible meanings (i.e. jawami al-kalim). If Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) only mentioned Banu Tamim then other off-shoots of Banu Mudhar would escape prophetic; harshness and mercilessness statement. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) made statement about the Banu Mudhar so all those that branched from it are to be considered as ruthless, harsh and merciless. And fact is Banu Tamim and all branches of Banu Mudhar were embroiled in Khariji apostasy but Banu Tamim played prominent role in its formulation and Banu Tamim continues to play major role in modern Khariji movements. - [07] “’And Allah will not mislead a people after He hath guided them, in order that He may make clear to them what to fear (and avoid)- for Allah hath knowledge of all things.’ (9:115) Bukhari relates from Abdullah ibn Umar (Allah be well pleased with him): ‘Ibn Umar considered the Khawarij and the heretics as the worst beings in creation, and he said: They went to verses which were revealed about the disbelievers and applied them to the Believers.’” [Ref: Fath ul Bari, Chapter of Killing the Khawarjites and Mulhideen, Volume 16, Page No. 164] In Commentory of Chapter Imam Ibn Hajr al Asqalani (rahimuhullah) writes in Fath ul Bari under this Hadith: “‘Imam Tabri (rahimullah) has mentioned this Hadith in Musnad of Ali with the chain of Bakeer Bin Abdullah in Tahdhib al Athaar. He asked Nafi that what was the opinion of Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) regarding Haruriya (Khawarij)? He replied that he (Ibn Umar) used to consider them worst creations of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) because they applied ayahs revealed for disbelievers on believers. (Imam Ibn Hajr al Asqalani) said: This Hadith has “SAHIH” chain. It is also proven from the Sahih Marfu Hadith of Imam Muslim which he narrated from Abu Dhar (radiallah ta’ala anhu); regarding charectersitcis of Khawarij the Hadith states: ‘They are a creation of worst kind.’ And Imam Ahmad (rahimullah) has also narrated a similar Hadith from Anas Bin Malik (rahimullah) with a strong chain. Imam Bazzar (rahimullah) has narrated the Hadith from Aisha (radiallah ta’ala anha) who narrates from Prophet (sallallahua layhi wa aalihi was’sallam) that he said: ‘They will be the worst of my Ummah and they will be killed by the best of my ummah.’ The chain of this Hadith is Hassan.” [Ref: Fath ul Bari, Sharh Sahih ul-Bukhari, Volume No. 16, Page No. 168-9, Published by Dar Taybah, Beirut, Lebanon, here] - [08] "And I inform you about myself - I swear by Allah whom there is none worthy to worship except Him - I have sought knowledge and those who knew me believed that I had knowledge while I did not know the meaning of La Ilaha illa Allah at that time and did not know the religion of Islam before this grace that Allah favored. As well as my teachers (Mashayikh) no one among them knew that. And if someone from the scholars of al-Aridh (the lands of Najd and surrounding areas) claims that he knew the meaning of La Ilaha illa Allah or knew the meaning of Islam before this time, or claims on behalf of his teachers that someone from them knew that, then he has lied and said falsehood and deceived the people and praised himself with something he does not possess." [Ref: al-Durar al-Saniyyah, 10/51, Translation by, Abu Sulayman.] - [09] Readers are advised to read on early Wahhabi history. The best source for Wahhabi history is their own earliest sources their they gloatingly tell the gory truth. In modern books especially in English they have started to civilize their out-look and moderated the use of truth to portray a civil image of Wahhabism and its rise. - [10] From other parts of his book it becomes evident; Professor Sumnati believes Shaykh of Najd was actually resident of Rabb ul-Khali (i.e. empty quarter). And his position isn’t due to evidence or due to claim of Shaykh Najdi’s family instead Professor has taken it upon himself to lie to protect Shaykh of Najd from criticism. This is the reason why Professor Zahid Hussain Sumnati is lieing flatly about direction of al-Yamamah: “The oppressed Imam (Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab) was from that Najd which has been mentioned as Najd Barq which is part of valley of Yamamah and is in South West (of Madinah).” [Ref: Uth’tay Hen Hijab Aakhir, Page24, by Professor Mirza Zahid Hussain Sumnati, translted from Urdu.] Entirity of Rabb ul-Khali region is dessert with no grazing land, no water, nothing but sand and therefore its empty of human or animal habitation. Wahhabi biographers of Shaykh of Najd have stated his birth was Uyaynah and epic centre of his Khariji mission was Dirriyah, here. Both of which are stones throw away from Saudi capital Riyadh. This can be verified independently via internet and their own biographical data published on life of Shaykh of Najd. Please referr to the maps in the following article which point Uyaynah and Dir’riyyah, here. - [11] “Ibn Umar narrated that the Messenger of Allah stood on the Minbar and said; ‘The land of tribulation is there.’, and he pointed to the East: Meaning: ‘Where the sun rises from the group of Satan." Or he said: ‘The horn of the sun.’" [Ref: Tirmadhi, B7, H2268] “Narrated Ibn Umar: I heard the Prophet saying: ‘Afflictions will emerge from here.’, pointing towards the East.” [Ref: Bukhari, B63, H217] - [12] “Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said that the Messenger of Allah made a mention of a sect that would be among his Ummah which would emerge out of the dissension of the people. Their distinctive mark would be shaven heads. They would be the worst creatures or the worst of the creatures. The group who would be nearer to the truth out of the two would kill them. The Apostle of Allah gave an example/description (of their Iman) . Or he said: ‘A man throws an arrow at the prey (or he said at the target), and sees at its iron head, but finds no sign (of blood there), or he sees at the lowest end, but would not see or find any sign (of blood there). He would then see into the grip but would not find (anything) sticking to it.’ Abu Sai'd then said: People of Iraq it is you who have killed them.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2324] - [13] “Ali said: When I mention a tradition to you from the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him), it is dearer to me that I fall from the heaven than I lie on him. But when I talk to you about matters between me and you, then war is a deception. I heard the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) say: Towards the end of the time there will be people who are young in age and from Islam as an arrow goes through the animal aimed at, and their faith will not pass their throats. Wherever you meet them kill them, for their killing will bring a reward for him who kills them on the day of Resurrection.” [Ref: Abi Dawud, B41, H4749]
  12. Introduction: Wahhabi brand of Kharijism emerged from region surrounding Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa alaihi was’sallam) had foretold the emergence of group of Satan (aka Qarn al-Shaytan) from Najd. And he precisely pointed toward direction of East and toward house of Hadhrat Aysha’s (radiallah ta’ala anha) from his puplit to point out the direction from which it would originate from, here. Historically this region was called Najd, here and here. And Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was pretty precisely pointing toward the village from which Wahhabism originated. Believers in Wahhabism attempt the disort these Ahadith and attempt to fit them on Iraq for one or other way. A Wahhabi brother wrote article an article in order to protect Wahhabism from implications of Prophetic words, here. A Guide To Three Articles Written In Responde To Brother Abdullah: In the first article, here, Ahadith numbered, 1 to 10, with exception of 6, and Ahadith 17 and 18 were responded to, here. Hadith-6 was repeated was repeated as Hadith-36 and Hadith-38 therefore it will be responded to in this article which will focus on responding to Ahadith from 19 to 43. Ahadith: 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are to be adressed in following article, here. Note Hadith-16 will be ignored because it is repeat of Hadith 14. 0.0 - Blessings On Makkah And Madinah And Group Of Satan From Iraq: “Hadith-19: “The Hadeeth of Ibn Umar Reported by Abu Nu'aym in al-Hilya (6/133): ‘O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, and bestow your blessings on our Mecca, and bestow your blessings on our Shaam, and bestow your blessings on our Yemen, and bestow your blessings in our measuring (fee saa'inaa wa muddinaa)." A person said, " O Messenger of Allaah and in our Iraaq" and so he turned away from him and said, "there will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations and there will appear the horn of Satan.’ Shu'ayb al-Arna'ut declares it's isnaad to be saheeh as in his footnotes to Sharh as-Sunnah (14/206-207 fn. 2) And he too endorses the words of al-Khattaabee quoted above. Hadith-20: The Hadeeth of Ibn Umar reported in at-Tabaraanee in al-Awsat: ‘The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhiwa sallam) prayed Fajr and then faced the people and said, "O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our measuring, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our Shaam and our Yemen." A person said, "And Iraq O Messenger of Allah?" He said, "from there arises the horn of Satan and the trials and tribulations would come like mounting waves.’" 0.1 - Distinction Between Najd And Iraq: Hadith recorded in Al-Hilya (6/133) by Abu Nuaym (rahimullah) and reported by Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) states: “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, and bestow your blessings on our Mecca, and bestow your blessings on our Shaam, and bestow your blessings on our Yemen, and bestow your blessings in our measuring (fee saa'inaa wa muddinaa)." A person said: "O Messenger of Allaah and in our Iraq." And so he turned away from him and said: "there will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations and there will appear the group of Satan.” Another Hadith narrated by Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and recorded by Imam Tabarani (rahimullah) states: “The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhiwa sallam) prayed Fajr and then faced the people and said: "O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our measuring, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our Shaam and our Yemen." A person said: "And Iraq O Messenger of Allah?" He said: "From there arises the group of Satan and the trials and tribulations would come like mounting waves.” Ahadith quoted by brother Abdullah mention supplication being made for Makkah, Sham, Madinah, and Yemen. Yet in both Ahadith refusal of supplication is for Iraq. The refusal of supplication for Iraq is contradicted by another Hadith: “Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Propher looked toward Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, and made the Dua: O Allah accept their hearts on your obedience and place firmly your mercy around them.” [Ref: Tabarani, Mu'jam al-Sagheer, Chptr; Alif, Name; Ishaq, H273, here] In other words Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) made dua for Iraq but informed from there will emerge group of Satan. And fact of matter is Muslims do believe group of Satan emerged from Iraq and from Najd. These Ahadith establish emergence of two major groups of Satan. First emerged in Iraq and second in Najd. So this evidence of brother Abdullah does not contradict what we already believe and know. Point worth noting is that many Ahadith of Bukhari/Muslim mention Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) supplicating for sake of Yemen/Sham and refusal of supplication for Najd and telling group of Satan will emerge from it: “Narrated Ibn `Umar: (The Prophet) said, "O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen." People said, "Our Najd as well." The Prophet again said, "O Allah! Bless our Sham and Yemen." They said again: "Our Najd as well." On that the Prophet said: "There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the group of Satan." [Ref: Bukhari, B17, H147] The distinction of Iraq is that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) supplicated Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) for Iraq but refused to do the same for Najd. Also one (i.e. Najd) is precisely East of Madinah and the other (i.e. Iraq) is pretty close to North. Najd means elevated land (i.e. mountainous terrain) and Iraq is all low land. Meaning of Najd fits onto central region of Saudi Arabia and not on Iraq. Also historically region of Najd was part of Arabian Peninsula, as established by maps, and Iraq was distinguished from Najd even by companions and Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). And group of Satan was to emerge from direction of sunrise, here. All this establishes they are two different places and Khawarij would emerge from Iraq and then Najd. 0.2 - The Flawless Logic And Rationalism Of Wahhabism: Ali says to Wahhabi: When you turn the corner you will see Ansar having breakfast with chapatis. Grab him by ear and bring him to me. Wahhabi turns the corner and spots horse eating paper grabs the horse by ear and drags him to Ali: Here is Ansar. Ali to Wahhabi: I said bring me Ansar. Wahhabi: You said Ansar will be eating chapatis around the corner and I saw the horse eating chapatis from plate and it proved horse is Ansar. See the result of excellent education and flawless logic. Wahhabi thought Ansar was horse because he saw him eat chapatis. The reason is detail that was suppose to identify Ansar was also found in the horse. Instead of thinking in the absence of Ansar horse ate the chapatis Mr Wahhabi thought horse was Ansar. Wahhabis employ their flawless logic for Ahadith of group of Satan. Group of Satan to emerge from Najd and group of Satan to emerge from Iraq therefore Najd is Iraq. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) knows when will they arrive at conclusion; Iraq is Najd of Saudi Arabia. It is also a equal possibility in stupid’s methodological frame work. One said: We Salafis (aka Wahhabis) entertain Najd is Iraq because Hadith states group of Satan would emerge from Najd with tribulations and earthquakes. And many tribulations emerged from Iraq including Khawarij and nothing of consequence has ever happened in Najd of Arabian Peninsula. To begin with the answer; there were many rebellions and revolts from region which the Muslims claim is Najd. Undeniable fact and agreed by all parties, right after departure of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) from earthly life Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) had to fight apostasy wars (aka Ridda wars), here. Khawarij emerged as a sect in the Khilafat of fourth Khalifah Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Therefore Iraqi tribulation was roughtly twenty-five years after where as tribulation Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) had to deal was all over Arabian Peninsula but was more concentrated in Najd. Therefore the Hadith of tribulation can be applied upon traditionally accepted Najd as well. Following section also will point out tribulations that appeared in Arabian Peninsula including Najd. 0.3 - The First Major Sect Of Kharij –: Kharijis Emerging From Iraq: Muslims believe Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) foretold about two major factions of Khawarij. The first group/sect of Khawarij which emerged from Iraq their reality is; vast majority of Kharijis were men from Najdi tribes and out of them large numbers including leadership was from tribe of Banu Tamim, here. Haruria sect to whom Abdullah aka Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamimi belonged. He was amongst the Khawarij who fought against Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and was amongst the dead of Khawarij. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) regarding this man said he has companions, meaning companions who follow him. Leaders of these Khawarij was Abdullah Ibn Wahb al-Rasibi al-Azdi (also appellation al-Rasibi). Banu Azd is sub-tribe of Banu Rasib, here. Banu Azd were siutated in region of modern country of Oman and where up to present majority population is of Khariji. Note map above pointing various location of tribes has Banu Azd (of) Uman on Eastern extremity of Arabian Peninsula. Founder of Azariqa sect of Khawarij, Nafi Ibn al-Azraq al-Hanafi al-Handhali. Apellation al-Hanafi is ascription to Banu Hanifa also indicated on the tribal map. Ascription of Handhali is to Banu Handhala (also spelt Hanzala). Banu Hanzala and Banu Hanifa were situated in Najd but the Azariqa emerged as a sect in Basrah and moved to al-Ahwaz after conquering it, here. Incidently Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabi sect of Khawarij is also from Banu Handhala, here.[1] Another major faction of Khawarij was called Najdat and their leader was Najda Ibn Amir al-Hanafi. He ruled al-Yamamah and Bahrayn in late 7th century AD. Al-Hanafi is ascription to Banu Hanifa proving this sect originated in Najd. Ajdrida founded by Abdul Karim Ibn Ajrad. I have been unable to find anything on his tribal connetions and same goes for Sufriyyah sects founders, Ziyad Ibn al-Asfar and Umran Ibn Hattan. Ibadhi sect of Khawarij was founded by Abdullah Ibn Ibadh al-Murri al Tamimi. And al-Murris is ascription to al-Tamimi to Banu Tamim and Murri ascription to Banu Murrah a branch, here,[2] which is an off-shoot of Banu Tamim. Ibadhi’s later plauged entire Muslim population and resulted in revolts and supression of revolts, here. All this goes on to establish that people of central Arabia, residents of region of Najd, played key role in Kharijism. Even though the earliest manifestation of Kharijism was from Iraq but its ranks and leaders were from central Arabian region of Najd and later manifestations of this sect plagued Najd and Arabian Peninsula in general. So the source of tribulations the inventors of almost all leaders of Khariji tribulation in Iraq were from central Arabia. And those who did not belong to region were definitely influenced by their thought. 0.4 - The Second Coming Of Khawarij -: From Saudi Central Region Of Najd: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) foretold about emergence of group of Satan from East of Madinah in the region of Najd: “Narrated Ibn 'Umar: (The Prophet) said, "O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen." People said: "Our Najd as well." The Prophet again said: "O Allah! Bless our Sham and Yemen." They said again: "Our Najd as well." On that the Prophet said: "There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the group of Satan." [Ref: Bukhari, B17, H147] Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) foretold that from progeny of Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamimi a group would emerge: “Then the Prophet looked at him while the latter was going away and said, "From the offspring of this who will recite the Qur'an continuously and elegantly but it will not exceed their throats. They would go out of the religion as an arrow goes through a game's body." [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H638] And these people are to appear near the end of time as if Dhil Khuwaisirah is one of them: "A people will come at the end of time; as if he is one of them, reciting the Qur'an without it passing beyond their throats. They will go through Islam just as the arrow goes through the target. Their distinction will be shaving. They will not cease to appear until the last of them comes with Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal. So when you meet them, then kill them, they are the worst of created beings." [Ref: Nisa’i, B37, H4108, here] Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamimi was a from East of Madinah and from region of Najd. To see how Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamimi fits into Najd and Khariji sect please referr to the following article, here. In another Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) foretold about two groups of Satans from Banu Rabia and Banu Mudhar: “And harshness and callousness of the hearts is found amongst the rude owners of the camels, who drive them behind their tails (to the direction), where emerge the two groups of Satan, they are [from] the tribes of Rabi'a and Mudar.” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H83] Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab originated from Banu Tamim and it is off-shoot of Banu Mudhar. The Saud family which allied with Shaykh of Najd and provided him the millitary support to establish and spread Wahhabism are from Banu Anizzah which is offshoot of Banu Rabia. All tribal lineage can be tracker, here. 0.5 - Fulfillment Of Prophecy Of Najd By Shaykh Of Najd: Banu Rabia and its offshoot Banu Anizzah, and Banu Mudhar and its offshoot Banu Tamim were located in central Arabia. At present it is area surrouding Saudi capital Riyadh. And point worth noting is that all these tribes were located in Najd. The two groups of Satan which united to make Saudi Arabia today were from offshoots of Banu Rabia and Banu Mudhar and this unholy alliance originated in Najd which continues upto present. This establishes all four Ahadith are connected with each other. And in light of historical events of middle 17th century they come togather to establish that the two mini-groups of Satan (i.e. Banu Hanzala and Banu Anizzah) united and a major group of Satan emerged from Najd in form of Wahhabism thus fullfilling the prophetic prophesy. 0.6 - Origins Of Wahhabism And Tribulations That Plagued Najd: The agreement between Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab aka Shaykh of Najd and Saud family meant; Saud will control the affairs of state and Shaykh of Najd will control affairs of Saudi state. Shaykh of Najd instilled in his followers the desire to fight and kill Muslims. He taught them the Muslims in surrounding areas are polytheists/disbelievers and not Muslims therefore Jihad is compulsory for all. Wahhabis took to his cause and started the process of raids leading to slaughter of thousands. Following is just record of battles which Saudi Wahhabi forces fought against armies, here. Following is a map of series of battles which Ibrahim Pasha fought against Wahhabis, here. The raids which Wahhabis carried out of Muslim towns and what they did to the Muslims of these towns can only be read in books of history. They massacared entire towns which they conquered. Raped, pillaged and enslaved Muslims under the pretexts these Muslims are not real Muslims but are polytheists therefore we are justified in our war against them. If it be possible Muslims should read; Rawdhat al-Afkar wal-Afham, popularly known as Tareekh al-Najd by Hussain Ibn Ghanam. This is a first hand witness account of what the Wahhabis did to people of in Najd and surrounding regions. And readers should read Unwan al-Majd Fi Tareekh al-Najd by Abdullah Ibn Bashir. Ibn Ghanam was companion of Shaykh of Najd and Ibn Bashir was half generation later but both wrote account of what they saw and was reported to them those who took part in Wahhabi raids against Muslims of Arabia. Their brutality and barbarity pales barbarity and brutatlity of modern spawns of Wahhabism aka ISIS, Al-Qaidah, Boko Haram, and Al-Shabab and TTP. Therefore the following Hadith perfectly fits on account of affilictions/tribulations upon Najd of central Arabia: "Our Najd as well." On that the Prophet said: "There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the group of Satan." [Ref: Bukhari, B17, H147] 1.0 - Abdullah’s Version Of Evil Of Iraqi’s And The Reality: “Hadith-21: “And he (the 'Iraqi) has told a lie in this matter.” (Reference: Muslim, B7, H2850) Hadith-22: Malik related to me that he heard that Umar ibn al-Khattab wanted to go to Iraq, and Kab al-Ahbar said to him: "Do not go there, amir al-muminin. There is nine-tenths of sorcery there and it is the place of the rebellious jinn and the disease which the doctors are unable to cure." (Muwatta.I.Malik Book 054, H30) Comments:-From the innovations that appeared in the east and specifically Iraaq, was many of the early deviant sects amongst them the Qadariyyah (as the first hadeeth in Muslim shows), the Jahmiyyah and their offshoots etc... Hadith-23: Narrated Jabir bin Samura:The People of Kufa complained against Sa'd to Umar and the latter dismissed him and appointed Ammar as their chief .They lodged many complaints against Sa'd and even they alleged that he did not pray properly. Umar sent for him and said, "O Aba Ishaq! These people claim that you do not pray properly."Abu Ishaq said: "By Allah, I used to pray with them a prayer similar to that of Allah's Apostle and I never reduced anything of it. I used to prolong the first two Rakat of Isha prayer and shorten the last two Rakat." Umar said: "O Aba Ishaq, this was what I thought about you." And then he sent one or more persons with him to Kufa so as to ask the people about him. So they went there and did not leave any mosque without asking about him. All the people praised him till they came to the mosque of the tribe of Bani Abs; one of the men called Usama bin Qatada with a surname of Aba Sa'd stood up and said: "As you have put us under an oath; I am bound to tell you that Sa'd never went himself with the army and never distributed (the war booty) equally and never did justice in legal verdicts." (On hearing it) Sa'd said: "I pray to Allah for three things: O Allah! If this slave of yours is a liar and got up for showing off, give him a long life, increase his poverty and put him to trials." (And so it happened). Later on when that person was asked how he was; he used to reply that he was an old man in trial as the result of Sa'd's curse. Abdul Malik, the sub narrator said that he had seen him afterwards and his eyebrows were over-hanging his eyes owing to old age and he used to tease and assault the small girls in the way. (Bukhari, B12, Vol1, H 722. Muslim, B4, H912) Hadith-24: It was narrated that Abu Razin said:"I saw Abu Hurairah clap his hand to his forehead and say: 'O people of Al-Iraq you claim that I tell lies about the Messenger of Allah. I bear witness that I heard the Messenger of Allah say: If the strap of the sandal of one of you breaks, let him not walk in the other until he fixes it.'" (Sahih) (Reference: an-Nasa'i 5370, Vol6, B48, H5372. Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, B41, H5) Comments: Astagfirullah Iraqis attributed a lies on Sahabas (Sa'd radiallah anh & Abu-Hurairah r.a) Astagfirullah ...” 1.1 - Hadith Twenty-One And Innovations A Reality Check: Hadith twenty-one , here, is regarding an Iraqi man who believes Ihram can be removed. And Hadith goes on to give details how companions of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) only removed Ihram after completion of Hajj. The Iraqi man claims he has been informed by a person who heard from Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). He asks another companion to convey his messages to Urwa Ibn Zubayr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) about the matter. Yet the Iraqi not personally visiting the companion but conveys his messages via another companion indicates he had something to hide and was lieing: “… whereupon he (Urwa) said: Who is he (the Iraqi)? I said: I do not know, whereupon he said: What is the matter that he does not come to me himself and ask me? I suppose he is an Iraqi. I said: I do not know, whereupon he said: He has told a lie.” And at the end of Hadith same is repeated: “My mother informed me that she came and her sister, and Zubair and so and so for Umra, and when they had kissed the corner (the Black Stone, after Sa'i and circumambulation), they put off Ihram. And he (the Iraqi) has told a lie in this matter.” [Ref: Muslim, B7, H2850] Note Urwa Ibn Zubayr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) did not accuse the Iraqi of introducing innovation just lieing. Nor he concluded on basis of this Hadith Iraq is land of innovation. Mr Wahhabi employed this incident to make case innovations originated from Iraq. The fact is there was good and bad in every region of Khilafat. Innovations were introduced in Makkah, Madinah, Najd, Iraq, and Syria. Innovation of denying prophetic Ghayb knowledge was started by the hypocrites of Madinah. And if we take literalism of Hadith Aysha (radiallah ta’ala anha) in meanings employed by Wahhabis/Deobandis to refute Ilm al-Ghayb of RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) then she is also part of this innovation:“Narrated Masruq: Aisha said: "If anyone tells you that Muhammad has seen his Lord, he is a liar, for Allah says: 'No vision can grasp Him.' (6:103) And if anyone tells you that Muhammad has seen the Unseen, he is a liar, for Allah says: "None has the knowledge of the Unseen but Allah." [Ref: Bukhari, B93, H477, here] Yet there are numerous verses of Quran which attest to fact Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has been granted Ilm al-Ghayb,72:26/27, and according to many Ahadith he has has seen Ghuyub; including :angels, hell, and paradise. And as par view of Ibn Abbas (radiallah ta’ala anhu) even saw Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala), a view which she opposed. Also Ibn Abbas (radiallah ta’ala anhu) believed Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) saw Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and Aysha (radiallah ta’ala anha) believed he did not see Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) but saw Gibraeel (alayhis salam) and she said anyone who claims so is a liar. Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) believed Salat ad-Duha is an innovation, or an aspect of it is an innovation but fact is that it is a prophetic Sunnah. Which proves Abdullah Ibn Umar’s view was an innovation. Now which ever view is correct the result is that other has innovated a beliefe a teaching which is not established and is an [evil] innovation. Yes they are companions and their sins forgiven and paradise gauranteed. They are Mujtahideen and their errors even are rewarded but in legal sense their teachings are innovations; innovations which we choose to brush under the carpet of valid Ikhtilaf. 1.2 - Hadith Twenty-One And The Insane Agenda: Innovations were introduced in all regions including in Makkah and Madinah and by companions and by munafiqeen and by evil people and Iraq and Iraqis were not unique in this. There were good and bad elements every where. On basis of bad ones entire people cannot be blamed. Due to presences of hypocrites in Madinah it cannot be declared land of hypocrites. There were righteous people and companions amongst the inhabitants of Madinah. If there is no reason to hold people of Makkah and Madinah in contempt on basis of innovations then there is no reason to have contempt for people of Iraq and Iraq. The good people in both regions have to be appreciated and the evil rebuked and corrected. Only reason brother Abdullah wants to demonise the Iraqis is because he wants to shift Najd from central Arabia to Iraq. And he has to make Iraqis extra evil for readers to believe him that Iraqis gave rise to group of Satan. Yet reality is that Khawarij were from Najdi tribes of central Arabia and according to Hadith Iraqis killed the Khawarij: “... be smeared by dung and blood. The sign by which these people will be recognized will be a man whose one hand (or breast) will be like the breast of a woman. These people will appear when there will be differences among the people (Muslims)." Abu Sa'id added: I testify that I heard this from the Prophet and also testify that Ali killed those people while I was with him. The man with the description given by the Prophet was brought to Ali. The following Verses were revealed in connection with that very person: 'And among them are men who accuse you (O Muhammad) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms.” [Ref: Bukhari, B84, H67] ”A man throws an arrow at the prey (or he said at the target), and sees at its iron head, but finds no sign (of blood there), or he sees at the lowest end, but would not see or find any sign (of blood there). He would then see into the grip but would not find (anything) sticking to it. Abu Sai'd then said: People of Iraq. It is you who have killed them.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2324] And not just that but the Iraqis are part of the group nearer to truth because they killed the Khawarij: “... Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) made a mention of a sect that would be among his Ummah which would emerge out of the dissension of the people. Their distinctive mark would be shaven heads. They would be the worst creatures or the worst of the creatures. The group who would be nearer to the truth out of the two would kill them.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2324] 1.3 - Hadith twenty-Two, Magic, Sorcery, Jinn and Disease In Iraq: During the Khilafat of Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) parts of modern Iraq were conquered, here. It was in the Khilafat of Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) entire Iraq and regions surrounding it were brought under the rule of Islam, here. Hadith twenty-two states that a companion attempted to prevent Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) from visiting Iraq on basis that in Iraq there is sorcerry, Jinn and Disease which no one can cure. If indeed this was the situation would Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu) have sent armies, part of which were Sahabah and Tabieen, to conquer Iraq? Would they want to expose the Muslims to dangers and harm which they didn’t want to face themselves? These Khulafah were not Barrack Obama, Donald Tramp and Tony Blair of their era; with no regard for lives of people under their command. The matter of fact is companions were part of armies and they fought and conquered Iraq and fourth Khalifah Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) made Baghdad capital of his rule. The Hadith is very likely Da’if and maybe even fabricated. And if not its nothing more then a companion taking rumours and supersitious too seriously and fear mongering out of sincerity. The reality is if Iraq was such a evil place then all the things mentioned would have caused harm to native inhabitants of Iraq and probally done away with entire population. Yet Iraq has been civilisation central, empire central for thousand of years. There is no uncurable disease or sorcerry. Iraq is place for which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) invoked blessing and a blessed land: “Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Propher looked toward Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, and made the Dua: O Allah accept their hearts on your obedience and place firmly your mercy around them.” [Ref: Tabarani, Mu'jam al-Sagheer, Chptr; Alif, Name; Ishaq, H273, here] Once again the purpose was to demonize Iraq. To make it seem as it is holy of holies of all evil and innovations so Iraq can be reconciled with Najd on basis of afflictions, tribulations, trials and innovations. 1.4 - Hadith Twenty-Three Iraqis Complaining About Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqas: From the content of Hadith quoted at number twenty-three it is clear that Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqas was appointed governor of Kufa by second Khalifah Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu). He repeatedly received complaints regarding Sa’d (radiallah ta’ala anhu), one allegation levelled was; Sa’d (radiallah ta’ala anhu) did not perform Salah correctly, and therefore he was removed him from his post. Upon return of Sa’d (radiallah ta’ala anhu) he was questioned about his practice of Salah and allegations were unfound. Further envoy was sent to investigate conduct and practices of Sa’d (radiallah ta’ala anhu). As evidenced by Hadith; all people of Kufa praised Sa’d (radiallah ta’ala anhu) accept when the evnoy reached mosque of Bani Abs. And from it a single man with the name of Usama Ibn Qatada under oath lied and Sa’d (radiallah ta’ala anhu) invoked Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) to punish him if he has lied. According to Hadith the supplication was granted by Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) as demonstrated by details of Hadith. Note this one incident was used by brother Abdullah, the enemey of common sense, to justify that all Iraqis accused Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqas (radiallah ta’ala anhu) of lieing. In reality it wasn’t even all of Kufa just a particular mosque belonging to Banu Abs. Who likely were displeased with Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqas (radiallah ta’ala anhu) for some reason. Would it be appropriate to point out sins of companions residing in Makkah, Madinah, and Arabian Peninsula in general to say people of Arabia are evil doers? What if Ahadith establish evil and rebellion of Arabs residing in central Saudi Arabian region of Najd; will they all be deemed evil and innovators, and liars? Take example of Musaylmah from al-Yamama; he claimed Prophet-hood and the Najdis of al-Yamama accepted his Prophet-hood claim and followed him in battle against Khilafat of Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu): “Narrated Qatada: We do not know of any tribe amongst the 'Arab tribes who lost more martyrs than Al-Ansar, and they will have superiority on the Day of Resurrection. Anas bin Malik told us that seventy from the Ansar were martyred on the day of Uhud, and seventy on the day (of the battle of) Bir Ma'una, and seventy on the day of Al-Yamama. Anas added, "The battle of Bir Ma'una took place during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger and the battle of Al-Yamama, during the caliphate of Abu Bakr, and it was the day when Musailamah Al-Kadhdhab was killed." [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H405] Following maps indicate location of al-Yamama in Arabian Peninsula, here, here, and following map points to location of al-Yamama in context of region of Najd, here. On basis of this would it be fair and intelligent to imply all people of Najd and al-Yamama were believers of Prophet-hood? Musailimah, the liar, claimed Prophet-hood when there was no Prophet after the last and final Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) hence the addition of al-Kadhab (i.e. the liar) with his name. If a Iraqi, or few, or dozen, or greater in number attributed lies to companions, and that makes the entire Iraqi-kind evil, and bad, and it entitles them being Qarn al-Shaytan (i.e. group of Satan); then surely Musailimah who claimed to be Prophet of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and lied about it, and those who accepted his claim are more evil. On this basis and the Khariji leadership being from Najdi tribes would it be legitimate to conclude Iraq is in central Arabia? No of course not; because Hadith states name of region as Iraq from where the group of Satan will emerge and as result of trials and tribulations will appear from Iraq. It would be stupid to determine location of Iraq and even Najd on basis of trials, tribulations, and afflictions and not on basis of names of region i.e. Najd and Iraq. Just imagine Sufi says: There is war in Syria. Mr Wahhabi the embodiment of ‘knowledge and learning’ and ‘the inheritor or true belief of Salaf as-Saliheen’ says: There is war in Afghanistan therefore meaning of Syria is Afghanistan because there is war in Afghanistan. Again we don’t determine identity of regions based on events but determine location and identity of regions based on names and apply the events to region. And all evidence points to Najd being in central Saudi Arabia; area surrounding Saudi capital of Riyadh. And we have to fit the trial and tribulation part of Hadith onto this region. 1.5 - Hadith Twenty-Four Abu Huraira Disowns Accusation Of Lieing: In Hadith number twenty-four it is stated Abu Huraira (radiallah ta’ala anhu) said to people of Iraq that you accuse me of lieing meaning fabricating Ahadith and attributing to Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Likely reason why Iraqis thought Abu Huraira (radiallah ta’ala anhu) fabricated Ahadith is because he narrated too many Ahadith, which he himself says he is accused of, regarding every matter/situation. Imagine you can narrate a statement of certain Harry regarding every situation you find yourself in. Sooner or later people would accusr you of inventing and attributing statements to Harry. If not that they will definitely think you’re cuckoo for relating everything to Harry. His extra-ordinary capacity to remember was just too much for some Iraqis to believe and they accused him of lieing. Reason he was able to narrate Ahadith like this is because he spent most of his time with Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam): “Narrated Abu Huraira: People say that I have narrated many Hadiths (The Prophet's narration). Had it not been for two verses in the Qur'an, I would not have narrated a single Hadith, and the verses are: "Verily those who conceal the clear sign and the guidance which We have sent down . . . (up to) Most Merciful." (2:159/160). And no doubt our Muhajir (emigrant) brothers used to be busy in the market with their business (bargains) and our Ansari brothers used to be busy with their property (agriculture). But I (Abu Huraira) used to stick to Allah's Messenger contented with what will fill my stomach and I used to attend that which they used not to attend and I used to memorize that which they used not to memorize.” [Ref: Bukhari, B3, H118] And possessed a huge capacity to remember information accurately due to prophetic miracle that manifested for him: “Narrated Abu Huraira: I said to Allah's Messenger: "I hear many narrations (Hadiths) from you but I forget them." Allah's Apostle said: "Spread your garment." I did accordingly and then he moved his hands as if filling them with something (and emptied them in my garment) and then said: "Take and wrap this sheet over your body." I did it and after that I never forgot any thing. Narrated Ibrahim bin Al-Mundhir: Ibn Abi Fudaik narrated the same as above but added that the Prophet had moved his hands as if filling them with something and then he emptied them in the garment of Abu Huraira.” [Ref: Bukhari, B3, H119] He was Daniel Tammet, Kim Peek, when it came to knowledge of Prophetic Sunnah. His capability was just too great to accept without verification. If someone told you; I can quote to you entire encyclopedia after just a glance at each page most people would simply not believe. And if you narrate to them entire book based on claim you look at its each page for ten seconds most people and likely all will think you’re lieing. And Abu Huraira (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was narrating unbelieveable amount of Ahadith. People of Madinah were aware who Abu Huraira (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was and how he learnt such great deal but Iraqis on other hand might not have had full knowledge of extensiveness of his company of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and great ability of memorising information. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) knows better! Important point is that it wasn’t, all the Iraqis, maybe there was just few who had accused him of lieing, and this is more logically acceptable. Abu Huraira (radiallah ta’ala anhu) would have only addressed the people who accused him. And if someone calims that it was entire Iraqi-kind then proof needs to be provided; all Iraqi-kind had gathered to accuse Abu Huraira (radiallah ta’ala anhu) of lieing and his statement was in reply to them. Otherwise the logical conclusion would be few Iraqis might have accused him of lieing due to his super-natural capacity of recalling words of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) word or word. They can hardly be accused of malicious intent only that they were careful in taking Ahadith from people and Abu Huraira’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) phenominal memory made him suspect in their sight. Even if they had malicious intent the fact of matter is they were few individuals from Iraq and on basis of these few people one cannot demonise entire Iraqi population. 1.6 - Mentioned Ahadith And Their Worth: Brother Abdullah quoted these Ahadith in attempt to malign population of Iraq as inherently evil and irreligious. And after erecting this bogey-man image of Iraqis he was attempting to justify his earlier assertion that Najd is in fact Iraq and Iraqis are group of Satan. Reality is there are two major sects of Khawarij aka group of Satan; first appeared from Iraq and the other was to appear from Najd. The group of Shaytan emerging from Najd is none other than Wahhabism. All details of Ahadith come togather to precisely pinpoint the direction from which it was to originate. 2.0 - Hadith Twenty-Five: Martyrdom Of Third Khalifah Uthman Ibn Affan: “Hadith-25: “Narrated Qais: I heard Said bin Zaid bin 'Amr bin Nufail saying in the mosque of Al-Kufa. "By Allah, I have seen myself tied and forced by 'Umar to leave Islam before 'Umar himself embraced Islam. And if the mountain of Uhud could move from its place for the evil which you people have done to 'Uthman, then it would have the right to move from its place." (Bukhari, B58, H202) Imam Ibn Abdul Bar (368h-463h) said: “Allah knows best that the reason behind pointing of Prophet peace be upon him towards east regarding fitna is that the biggest fitna which was the key of troubles was the martyrdom of uthman bin affan radhiAllahanho, and that was the reason behind the war of Jamal and Siffeen, these troubles started from the east. Then Kharjities emerged from the land of Najd, Iraq and it's regions.” (Al-Istadkhar 8/519) 2.1 - History Lesson On Murder Of Uthman Ibn Affan: The rebellion was initiated by Egyptian, Al-Ghafiqi Ibn Harb al-Akki, a Yemeni who had migrated to Egypt. He was incharge of entire operation. He got support from Basra and Kufa and returned to Egypt and gathered eighteen-hundered men and they marched toward Madinah under pretext of Hajj. There they met leaders of Kufan and Basran men and togather they laid siege to Madinah which resulted in matyrdom of Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Egypt is North West of Madinah and Iraq is North East of Madinah. The discontent regarding Khilafat of Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was wide spread. The Hadith only mentions Kufans because Sa’id Ibn Zaid Ibn Amr Ibn Nufail (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was in Kufa and addressing Kufans. It is undeniable fact that Iraqis of Kufa, Basra, and participants from Egypt and Yemen took part in rebellion against Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu) but just to lay blame on Iraqis to supplement distortion of Hadith of Najd is shamelessness. 2.2 - Back Ground To Statement Of Ibn Abdul Barr: If I recall correctly Ibn Abdul Barr (rahimullah) wrote this in context Hadith which narrates words of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) that Ammar Ibn Yasir (radiallah ta’ala anhu) will be killed by a rebellious group. According to a Hadith Ammar Ibn Yasir (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was killed by side of Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Implication of which is Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was rebel and those who sided with him. And according to prophetic teaching rebellion is Kufr and rebel goes out of Islam. Result of which was Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and those who sided with him were Kafirs which contradicted with prophetic saying; Hassan (radiallah ta’ala anhu) will unite two group of Muslims after much blood has been shed between them. And these two groups were of Hassan (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Indicating Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and his party was Muslim even after what transpired. In order to resolve the contradiction Abdul Bar (rahimullah) points out that genesis of all civil wars is event of matyrdom of Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu). His point is that evil Sunnah of rebellion and murder of Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and chain of evil resulting from it goes far as battles of Jamal and Siffeen and everything there after. And the blame of each death and event will rest with those who rebelled and murdered Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu). And in this context he lays the blame of death of Ammar Ibn Yasir (radiallah ta’ala anhu) on rebells who ended life of third Khalifah Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Saying that these rebels basicly started a chain of events which gave rise to all the tribulations that took place and he is right in this judgment because Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) stated one who starts an evil Sunnah and those who follow it will all get equal blame/sin. With regards to his Taweel that murder of Ammar Ibn Yasir (radiallah ta’ala anhu) is to be blamed upon rebels who killed Uthman (radiallah ta’ala anhu) is theological interpretation but doesn’t remove the contradiction. Fact of matter is murderers of Ammar Ibn Yasir (radiallah ta’ala anhu) were Khawarij; they were part of Muawiyah’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) army like they were in Ali’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) army. And after the arbitration they seperated from both sides and joined forces against Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and attempted to assassinate Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu). 2.3 - All Important Najd And Iraq, And Ibn Abdul Barr: The all important point is Ibn Abdul Barr (rahimullah) makes distinction between Iraq and Najd when he rights: “Then Kharjities emerged from the land of Najd and Iraq and it's regions.” Brother Abdullah dropped the translation of wa (i.e. and) from writing of Ibn Abdul Barr (rahimullah) in an attempt to make statement read Najd Iraq to indicate there is Najd in Iraq. At the end of his articles he lists twelve Najds and on number two you find Najd Iraq. Proving that brother Abdullah deliberately dropped the wa/and from statement of Imam Abdul Barr (rahimullah) to remove distinction between Najd and Iraq. Is has been established Ibn Abdul Barr (rahimullah) believed Najd and Iraq were two different places. And Khawarij emerged from both these places; Iraq and Najd. Distortion (i.e. Tehreef) of texts was habbit of Jews of Arabian Peninsula regarding whom Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) stated: “So do you (Muslims) wish for them (the Jews) to accept faith in you whereas a group of them used to listen to the Words of Allah, and then after having understood it, purposely changed it?” [Ref: 2:75] The verse points out that Muslims are expecting a group of people to believe in truth of Islam when the reality of these people is they knowingly distort texts to preserve their beleifs. This is indication that one who knowingly distorts texts has no integrity and no desire to believe in truth even if he comes to know it. With regards to brother Abdullah distorting the text I let the readers decide/think if they wish to sink with his scholarship and integrity or will they hold to rope of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). 2.4 - Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah And Delegation Of Abdul al-Qais: It is recorded in Hadith a delegation of Banu Abdul Qais visited Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and said: “Narrated Ibn Abbas: A delegation of the tribe of `Abdul Qais came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Messenger! We are from the tribe of Rabi`a, and the infidels of the tribe of Mudar stands between us and you; so we cannot come to you except during the Sacred Months. Please order us to do something (religious deeds) which we may carry out and also invite to it our people whom we have left behind." The Prophet said, "I order you to do four things and forbid you four others: (I order you) to have faith in Allah, and confess that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, (and the Prophet gestured with his hand like this (i.e. one knot) and to offer prayers perfectly and to pay the Zakat, and to pay onefifth of the booty in Allah's Cause. And I forbid you to use (utensils used for preparing alcoholic drinks namely) Dubba', Hantam, Naqir and Muzaffat." [Ref: Bukhari, B24, H482] Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah has following to say regarding this delegation and who the infidels of Mudar are: "The delegation of 'Abd al-Qays was one of the best delegations ever to come to the Prophet (Allah bless and greet him) ... and they said: 'Between us and you there are those regions of the disbelievers of Mudar and they meant Najd and we cannot reach you except during a sacred month.'" [Ref: Majmu'a al-Fatawa ,Vol7, P598, by Ibn Taymiyyah] The following section will comprehensively shed light onto Najd and the disbelievers of Najd which were preventing Banu Abdul Qais from travelling to Madinah to meet Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah On First Jummah In Bharayn And On Najd: It is recorded in Ahadith: “Narrated Ibn Abbas: The first Jumua prayer which was offered after a Jumua prayer offered at the mosque of Allah's Apostle took place in the mosque of the tribe of Abdul Qais at Jawathi in Bahrain.” [Ref: Bukhari, B13, H17] “Narrated Ibn Abbas: The first Friday (i.e. Jumua) prayer offered after the Friday Prayer offered at the Mosque of Allah's Apostle was offered at the mosque of `Abdul Qais situated at Jawathi, that is a village at Al Bahrain.” [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H657] Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah narrates the Hadith and then comments on this Hadith: “Ibn Abbas said: "The first Jumu'a that gathered in Islam after the Jumu'a of Madina was that of Jawathi, one of the towns of al-Bahrayn. They said: 'O Messenger of Allah! Between us and you are those regions of the disbelievers of Mudar, and (we) cannot come to you except in a sacred month. Therefore give us a decisive order which we might put into practice and by which we shall call those who are behind us.'” Meaning: the people of Najd from them (tribes of) Tamim, Asad, Ghatafan, and others." [Ref:Majmu'a al-Fatawa, Vol7, P552, by Ibn Taymiyyah] Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah the man-love of Wahhabiyyah has reveals; the disbelievers of Banu Mudhar are tribes of Tamim, Asad and Ghatafan. In ‘others’ of Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah following are included: Banu Fazarah[3] is an off-shoot of Banu Mudhar via Ghatafan, here. Banu Murrah[4] is a offshoot of Banu Mudhar, here. Banu Ashja[5] is an off-shoot of Banu Ghatafan, here. Banu Sa’d is an off-shoot of Banu Mudhar. It is difficult to understand which Banu Sa’d would be pointed out on the map yet to be linked. My educated guess would be via route: Adnan, Ma'ad, Nizar, Mudar [also spelt; Mudhar], Ailan, Qais … Whatever the precise lineage of Banu Sa’d maybe the uncontestable fact is that it would be an off-shoot of Banu Mudhar. Following map precisely points on location of each of these tribes and explains the disbelievers in between Madinah and Banu Qais, here. Banu Saleem/Salim is an off-shoot of Banu Ghatafan via Banu Hawazin, Banu Thaqif, and Banu Salim, here.What this establishes is the land of Najd is inhabited by tribes of Banu: Tamim, Asad, Ghatafan, Murrah, Ashja, Sa’d, Fazarah, and Banu Saleem [also spelt; Salim]. If Najd was land of Iraq, or if Najd was in Iraq then burden of proof is upon the Wahhabiyyah to substantiate their claim. We the Muslims have established our position even from Imam of the Wahhabiyyah. 3.0 - Section To Follow And Its Relationship With Iraq And Group Of Satan: In the section to come brother Abdullah will attempt to paint Banu Tamim highly. Muslims believe Najd is in Arabian Peninsula and Bani Tamim were majorly involved in tribulation of group of Satan, aka horn of Satan, aka Khawarij. In contrast the Wahhabiyyah believe Najd is Iraq (others from them believe; it is in Iraq but not whole Iraq) and group of Satan emerged from Iraq. Muslims point out involvement of Banu Tamim in Khariji tribulation and point to land which Banu Tamim inhabited to further coroborate location of historical Najd. And part and parcel of this is pointing out bad and ugly traits of members of Banu Tamim which agree with nature and behaviour of Khawarij – i.e. rude, aggressive, uncivil, and merciless. To balance this and to portray Banu Tamim positively the Wahhabiyyah point to good traits of Banu Tamim and they tend to bash and smash Iraqis to make them look ultimate evil. So in the following section you will note brother Abdullah will sing praises of Banu Tamim because Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab the founder of Wahhabi sect belonged to this tribe. 3.1 – The Good Bad And The Ugly Of Banu Tamim: Under the heading, ‘Quran mentions evil of Bani Israel and some times their virtue but we cannot say every person children of Bani Israel was a sinner bad. In the same way we have wrecked bad Banu Tamim as well as pious Banu Tamim.’, brother Abdullah quotes following Ahadith: “Hadith-26: Narrated by Abu Huraira: I have loved the people of the tribe of Bani Tamim ever since I heard, three things, Allah's Apostle said about them. I heard him saying, These people (of the tribe of Bani Tamim) would stand firm against Ad-Dajjal." When the Sadaqat (gifts of charity) from that tribe came, Allah's Apostle said, "These are the Sadaqat (i.e. charitable gifts) of our folk." Aisha had a slave-girl from that tribe, and the Prophet said to Aisha: "Manumit her as she is a descendant of Ishmael (the Prophet)." (Bukhari, B46,H719, Muslim B31, H6133) Hadith-27: "Abu Huraira reported: There are some distinguishing features of Banu Tamim which I heard from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and my love for them is never on the decline after that and the words are: They are the bravest amongst people in the battlefield and there is no mention of (the word) Dajjal." (Muslim, B31,H6134) Hadith-28: "Abu Huraira reported: Since I heard three things from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) my love for Banu Tamim is never on the decline (and these things are): I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying about them that they would put up stout resistance against Dajjal amongst my Umma. And he (the narrator) said: (When) the consignment of Zakat was brought to him, Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: This is the charity of our people, and there was one slave-girl in the house of 'A'isha and she was from the tribe of Banu Tamim; thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Set her free, for she is from the offspring of Isma'il. The other hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Abu Huraira with a slight variation of wording." (Muslim, B31, H6133)” 3.2 – Every Child Of Banu Israel And Banu Tamim Is Sinful: Brother Abdullah wrote that he and we (maybe as; we Wahhabis) cannot say every member of Banu Tamim is sinful. His statement implies some elements of Banu Tamim and Banu Israel are sinless and this creed is only to be held for Prophets and Messengers. Yet we can confidently say every member of Bani Israel (excluding the Prophets) and every member of Banu Tamim was sinful. Every person is sinful but not every sinful person is bad in judgment of Shari’ah and this rule also applies to Banu Tamim as well. I suspect brother Abdullah’s command of English has failed him and what he wrote is not his actual belief. It does not impact positively or negatively upon his belief. I have rectified his error by crossing out words and by inserting in green words to convey what he intended. 3.3 – Harshness Of Banu Tamim Against Dajjal: In Hadith26 it is stated Banu Tamim will be harshed against Dajjal. It cannot be denied the harshest people against Dajjal will be from Banu Tamim but harshness of Banu Tamim against Dajjal is not a positive sign. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said harsness and mercilessness are qualities of Banu Rabia and Banu Mudhar and these tribes were located in East of Madinah and they are group of Satan: “The summit of unbelief is towards the East and the pride and conceitedness is found among the owners of horses and camels who are rude and uncivil …” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H87] “Verily Iman is towards this side, and harshness and callousness of the hearts is found amongst the rude owners of the camels who drive them behind their tails (to the direction) where emerge the two groups of Satan, they are the tribes of Rabi'a and Mudar.” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H83] “Narrated Abu Masud: The Prophet beckoned with his hand towards Yemen and said, "Belief is there." The harshness and mercilessness are the qualities of those farmers etc, who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to the religion (is towards the east) from where the side of the group of Satan will appear; those are the tribes of Rabi`a and Mudar.” [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H670] “Narrated Ibn `Umar: I heard Allah's Messenger while he was facing the East, saying, "Verily! Afflictions are there, from where the side of the head of Satan comes out." [Ref: Bukhar, B88, H213] And note harshness and mercilessness of in this Hadith is mentioned negatively. Undeniable fact is Banu Tamim is was situated in East of Madinah in lands surrounding modern Saudi capital Riyadh and Banu Tamim is off-shoot of Banu Mudhar.[6] From this its clear that people of East including the tribes mentioned are harsh and rude by their nature. Therefore it cannot be argued; their harshness against Dajjal will be due to firmness of Iman, or correctness of their religious adherance, or for sake of Jihad. This becomes especially apparent if you couple it with what Dhul Khawaysira At Tamimi said to Prophet of Allah: 'Be just of Prophet of Allah.' This points to uncalled for harshness and due to misguided belief and due to barbaric nature. We can confirm that Banu Tamim will be the harshest tribe against Dajjal but the reasons for it can be disputed. Even if we take harshness of Banu Tamim against Dajjal in positive light in context of following Hadith: "Abu Huraira reported: There are some distinguishing features of Banu Tamim which I heard from Allah's Messenger and my love for them is never on the decline after that and the words are: They are the bravest amongst people in the battlefield and there is no mention of Dajjal." [Ref: Muslim, B31, H6134] Meaning they will be harsh against Dajjal because of their bravery it necessrily does not mean they would be brave due to Iman and spirit of Jihad fi sabi’lillah. Also there is no reason to believe entire Banu Tamim is evil/bad, or Khariji. There is good in every nation, every tribe, and every person. And it could be very likelyBanu Tamim, harsh to be against Dajjal, may belong to Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah. Banu Tamim’s harshness against Dajjal can be a virtue if done with correct creed, intention, and for sake of Islam. And if done with typical Khariji fashion which Banu Tamim is known for then it is no merit rather a negative as the Ahadith hint. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) knows better! 3.4 - Sadaqaat Of Banu Tamim And Meaning Of Prophetic Words: To begin with Prophetic tribal lineage starts from: Adnan, Ma'd, Nizar, Mudar, Ilyas, Mudrikah, Khuzaimah, Kinanah, an-Nadr/al-Nasr, Malik, Fihr/Quraysh, here. Banu Tamim’s tribal lineage is: Adnan, Ma'd, Nizar, Mudar, Ilyas, Tanjah, Tamim. From Ilyas onwards both tribal genealogies have common ancestors always back to Adnan. It is clear that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) did not mean that Banu Tamim is his Qawm (i.e. nation) in sense of ancestory. Ibn Bataal al-Maliki (rahimullah) in his Sharh Sahih al-Bukhar Li Ibn Bataal stated; Banu Tamim gave their best from their wealth as charity and due to which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was extremely pleased with Banu Tamim. And as a compliment said regarding Banu Tamim: “These are the Sadaqaat of our Qawm (i.e. nation).” Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has used the best of Sadaqaat of Banu Tamim and played on words to imply; Qawm (i.e. companions, including Banu Tamim) gives best from their wealth in Sadaqaat. In context Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is praising entire Jammah of companions including Bani Tamim. It needs to be pointed out this was a time when Banu Tamim was under favour of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) but the Banu Tamim changed and so did favour of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and their standing. They as whole went from good to bad during Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) life and worse after Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) passed away. They were actively supporting Musaylmah Ibn Kadhab and his rebellion during the Khilafat of first Khalifah Abu Bakr (radiallah ta’ala anhu). And then went whole-sale Khawarij in the Khilafat of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Following sections will shed light onto this if Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) permitted. 3.5 Change Of Wind And Banu Tamim Become The Loosers: It is reported in Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said; Banu Aslam, Banu Ghifar, Banu Muzainah, Banu Juhainah, Banu Ashja are better then; Banu Tamim, Banu Amir, Banu Asad, Banu Ghatafan:“Abu Bakra reported from the Messenger of Allah that Aslam, Ghifar, Muzaina and Juhaina are better than Banu Tamim, Banu Amir and their allies Banu Asad and Ghatfan.” [Ref: Muslim, B31, H6128] “Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger as saying: The tribes of Ashja', Ghifar and Muzaina and from the tribe of Juhaina they are better than Banu Tamim, Banu Amir and the allies of Asad and Ghatfan.” [Ref: Muslim, B31, H6123] And in the following Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have said; Banu Aslam, Banu Ghifar, Banu Muzainah are better then already meantion including Banu Amir Ibn Sa’sa’ah: “Abu Bakra reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Messenger said: What is your view if (it is said that) Juhaina, Aslam, Ghifar were better than Banu Tamim, Banu 'Abdullah b. Ghatfan and 'Amir b. Sa'sa'a' respectively (then what would be status of the latter one)? He said this in a loud voice. They said: Allah's Messenger, they would be definitely at a loss and disadvantage. Thereupon he said: They (the first group) are decidedly better than the others; and in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Abu Kuraib the words are: It you were to find that Juhaina, Muzaina and Aslam and Ghifar (are better than ...).” [Ref: Muslim, B31, H6130] “Narrated Abu Bakrah: That the Messenger of Allah said: "Aslam, Ghifar, and Muzainah are better than Tamim, Asad, Ghatafan, and Banu Amir bin Sa'sa'ah," prolonging his voice when saying it.” The companions then realized that these tribes have lost their standing and said: “So the people said: "They have been treacherous and have lost." He said: "So these are better than them." [Ref: Tirmadhi, B49, H4333] Their treachery was that they attacked the pilgrims of Hajj even though they had accepted Islam and had pledged alliance to Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam): “Abu Bakra reported from his father that al-Aqra Ibn Habis reported that he came to Allah's Messenger and said to him: ‘How did the tribes of Aslam, Ghifar, Muzaina (and I think he also said Juhaina and the narrator is in doubt about it) owe allegiance to you, whereas they plundered the pilgrims?’” [Ref: Muslim, B31, H6126] Land of Najd remained land of bandits and high-way robbers until the Wahhabis and Saudis came about. And they continued to torment the Muslims of surrounding areas with their raids and rebellions until Saudi Wahhabiyyah was established and they remained the loosers uptil then and are greater loosers at present then in past. 3.6 - Delegation Of Banu Tamim Refuses Good Tidings: It is recorded in many Ahadith that a delegation from Banu Tamim came to Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and he gave them good tidings: “Narrated Imran bin Hussein: A delegation from Banu Tamim came to the Prophet. The Prophet said: "Accept the good tidings, O Banu Tamim!" They said: "O Allah's Messenger! You have given us good tidings, so give us (something)." Signs of displeasure appeared on his face. Then another delegation from Yemen came and he said (to them): "Accept the good tidings, for Banu Tamim refuses to accept them." They replied: "We have accepted them, O Allah's Messenger!" [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H651] The good tidings were accepted by people of Yemen but delegation representing Banu Tamim wanted material wealth and refused. A Hadith mentions Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) distributing gold alloy between the chiefs of various tribes of Najd: “It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri said: "When Ali was in Yemen, he sent some gold that was still enclosed in rock to the Prophet who distributed it among Al-Aqra Bin Habis Al-Handhali who belonged to Banu Mujashi, Uyaynah Bin Badr Al-Fazari, Alqamah Bin Ulathah Al-Amiri, who belonged to Banu Kilab and Zaid Al-Khail At-Ta'ee, who belonged to Banu Nabhan. The Quraish and the Ansar became angry and said: 'He gives to the chiefs of Najd and ignores us!' He said: 'I am seeking to win them over (firmly to Islam).' Then a man with sunken eyes, a bulging forehead, a thick beard and a shaven head came and said: 'O Muhammad, fear Allah!' He said: 'Who will obey Allah if I do not?” [Ref: Nisaee, B37, H4106] And I am of understanding the delegation which visited Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) from Banu Tamim were these same men. Who originally refused good tidings of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) in favour of material wealth. And Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) later on went to distribute to them gold alloy sent by Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). And part of this delegation of Banu Tamim was Abdullah Ibn Hurqus aka Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamimi al-Najdi who is reported to have accused Prophet (sallallahua layhi wa aalihi was’sallam) unfairly distributing the gold alloy. Other Ahadith identify this man by his name. Anyhow it is established Banu Tamim refused good tidings (of Islam, Iman, kindness) for material wealth. And from Ahadith it is also established they became the loosers in judgment of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) when they raided caravans of pilgrims travelling for Hajj and when their delegation refused the good tidings. And the effect of their refusal and raids was demonstrated. 3.7 - Banu Tamim And Its Role In Reviving Khariji Apostasy: After the death of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) Banu Mudhar and its off-shoot tribes; including Banu Tamim were involved in rebellions and they gave rise to false claimants of Prophet-hood; including Musaylmah Ibn Kazzab. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) foretold group of Satan is in East (of Madinah) and told it will emerge from East. He also told group of Satan would emerge from Najd (land of Banu Mudhar and its off-shoot Banu Tamim). And Ahadith establish Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamimi and other Khariji leaders who fought against Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) were from Banu Tamim. Then throughout the centuries uptil middle of seventeenth century Banu Tamim and its branches were invovled in rebellions and revived Kharijism where ever they could. And they will continue to do so until last of their group appears in time of Dajjal and joins with Dajjal to fight against Muslims. And this would be true to following prophetic words: “Narrated Abu Bakra: The Prophet said: "Do you think that the tribes of Juhaina, Muzaina, Aslam and Ghifar are better than the tribes of Bani Tamim, Bani Asad, Bani `Abdullah bin Ghatafan and Bani Amir bin Sasaa?" A man said: "They were unsuccessful and losers." The Prophet added: "(Yes) they are better than the tribes of Bani Tamim, Bani Asad, Bani Abdullah Bin Ghatafan and Bani Amir Bin Sasasa." [Ref: Bukhari, B56, H718] 3.8 - Freeing Of Slave Girl Because She Is Decendent Of Ismail (alayhis salam): A Hadith records following words of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) are recorded: “Narrated Amr Bin Maimun: Whoever recites (La ilaha illal-lah wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu-l-mulk wa lahul- hamd wa huwa 'ala kulli shai'in qadir.) it ten times will be as if he manumitted one of Ishmael's descendants. Abu Aiyub narrated the same Hadith from the Prophet saying, "(Whoever recites it ten times) will be as if he had manumitted one of Ishmael's descendants." [Ref: Bukhari, B75, H413] Note there is no restriction of any particular tribe in this Hadith only clause is reward of it is like freeing a descendent of Prophet Ismail (alayhis salam). Therefore it applies to all the tribes and people which had been enslaved but were descendents of Prophet Ismail (alayhis salam). Brother Abdullah quoted following part of Hadith as proof of virtue of Banu Tamim: “Aisha had a slave-girl from that tribe, and the Prophet said to Aisha: "Manumit her as she is a descendant of Ishmael (the Prophet)." The fact is Hadith itself is evident; reason for which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) asked Aysha (radiallah ta’ala anha) to free the female slave was because she is descendent of Prophet Ismail (alayhis salam). In other words Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) demonstrated great respect for Prophet Ismail (alayhis salam). From this incident it may seem Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) distinguished Banu Tamim from other tribes. Yet the fact is Banu Tamim is not the only tribe descended from Prophet Ismail (alayhis salam). If one carrys out research into this it will reveal there were at minimum twenty-five tribes which descended from Prophet Ismail (alayhis salam). Had Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said free this slave-girl because she is from Banu Tamim then it would have been exclusive merit but words of Hadith were: “Aisha had a slave-girl from that tribe, and the Prophet said to Aisha: "Manumit her as she is a descendant of Ishmael (the Prophet).” [Ref: Bukhari, B46, H719] In other words if the slave-girl belong to any other tribe which had descended from Prophet Ismail (alayhis salam) then these words would have applied to that tribe also and do apply to all his descendants. And therefore Banu Tamim was not uniquely conferred this merit. Note it was established; Bani Tamim lost their standing and became loosers. 3.9 - The Criteria On Which True Merit Is Judged: True virtue/merit is in correct creed and acting upon injunctions of Shari’ah. Worship of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala), charity, compassion, mercy, enjoining good and forbidding all that which Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and His Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) instructed. There is no true merit other then these, racial, tribal, color, national, and all other merits can be negated, become void if the fundamentals are incorrect. And with correct fundamentals any person of any standing, race, tribe, color, national, is better then a Fasiq and Kafir of any other race, color, tribe, standing. If Amr is descendent of a Prophet, Companion, even Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and Amr is upon correct fundamentals then best way to honor respect the ancestor is to respect Amr and to treat Amr with kindness. With regards to Banu Tamim the good of them are to be loved and respected due to their adherance to Quran and prophetic teaching. And the evil from them are to be treated as they deserve and no quarter should be given and none should be expected from them because their barbarity and lack of mercy have been narrated and demonstrated by them. And to end with words which are tacitly approved Sunnah, andwords of companion: “… the tribes of Bani Tamim, Bani Asad, Bani Abdullah bin Ghatafan and Bani Amir bin Sasaa?" A man said: "They were unsuccessful and losers." 4.0 - Khawarij The Dogs Of Hell-Fire And Barelwis: “We often find Barelwi calling himself a dog. Let's see what Quran and Sunnah say about it: “It was narrated that Ibn Awfa said:"The Messenger of Allah said: 'The Khawarij are the dogs of Hell.'" (Sahih).” (Sunan Ibn Majah, Book 1, Hadith 173) 1-Parable of Disbeliever is that of a Dog: Allah Says,''And if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our signs. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought.''(Al-Quran Surah Araaf Ayat-176)” 4.1 - Attempt To Malign Muslims And Discredit Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah: In Urdu, person is called; Gad’dha (i.e. donkey) to mean stupid, or shay’rh (i.e. lion) to mean brave, or powerful, or loomar’h (i.e. fox) to indicate sly/shrewd person, or kutta (i.e. dog, rude usage) to indicate someone is foul mouthed. Muslims of subcontinent sometimes say: I am Sag e RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Meaning: I am dog of RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). It is expression of humility, loyalty and guardianship. Dogs are very loyal to their owner/master, its an animal which is considered lowly, and guards the house of its master. And implication is: I am lowly but loyal to RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Brother Abdullah is using the Sag (i.e. dog, polite usage) to fit Hadith of Khawarij on Muslims of subcontinent via some weird logic. All praises are for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala), the best of planners. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has setup Iblees incarnate and for His plan to demonstrate we will have to ignore the Hadith he quoted until an appointed time. Brother Abdullah’s heading: “Parable of disbeliever is that of a dog.” This demonstrates brother Abdullah was to apply a verse upon us Muslims which was revealed regarding the disbelievers. He quoted the following verse: “And if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he (still) pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our verses. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought. “ [Ref: 7:176] Applying the verses revealed for disbelievers upon Muslims and interpreting them as if they were about Muslims is one way to identify Khawarij according Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu): “And the statement of Allah: 'Allah will not mislead a people after He has guided them, until He makes clear to them what to avoid.'And Ibn Umar used to consider them (the Khawarij and the Mulhidun) the worst of Allah's creatures and said: "These people took some verses that had been revealed concerning the disbelievers and interpreted them as describing the believers.”[7] [Ref: Bukhari, V9, P49, Chap6: Killing The Khawarij And Mulhidun] Now coming to following Hadith of brother Abdullah: “It was narrated that Ibn Awfa said:"The Messenger of Allah said: 'The Khawarij are the dogs of Hell.'" [Ref: Majah, B1, H173] Indeed Khawarij are dogs of hell-fire. In actuality this applies to him because he applied verse of Quran revealed for Kafirs upon us Muslims. And generally this Hadith applies to Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab and all the Wahhabis because they all engage in this activity. And this is a sign, a characteristic of Khawarij. Their books are filled with such unjust applications; Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab’s; Kitab at-Tawheed is proof of this. Therefore the dogs of hell-fire are Wahhabis even if they don’t and won’t acknowledge it. 5.0 - Superficial And Fast Recitation Of Quran By Khawarij: “Hadith-29: “Yahya reported: I and 'Abdullah b. Yazid set out till we came to Abu Salama. We sent a messenger to him (in his house in order to inform him about our arrival) and he came … He (Yahya) then narrated that Abdullah b Amr b. al-As told him: I used to observe fast uninterruptedly and recited the (whole of the) Qur'an every night. It (the uninterrupted fasting and recital of the Qur'in every night) was mentioned to the Apostle of Allah or he sent for me, and I went to him and he said to me: I have been informed that you fast continuously and recite (the whole of the Qur'An) every night. I said: Apostle of Allah, it is right, but I covet thereby nothing but good, whereupon he said: It suffices for you that you should observe fast for three days during every month. I said: Apostle of Allah I am capable of doing more than this. He said: ... He (also) said: Recite the Qur'an during every month. I said: Apostle of Allah, I am capable of doing more than this, whereupon he said: Recite it in twenty days; recite it in ten days. I said: I am capable of doing more than this, whereupon he said: Recite it every week, and do not exceed beyond this, … The Apostle of Allah had told me: 'You do not know you may live long (thus and bear the hardships for a long time), and I accepted that which the Apostle of Allah had told me. When I grew old I wished I had availed myself of the concession (granted by) the Apostle of Allah.” (Ref: Muslim, B6 : H2588) Hadith-30: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: Wahb ibn Munabbih said: Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet; In how many days should one complete the recitation of the Qur'an? He said: In forty days. He then said: In one month. He again said: In twenty days. He then said: In fifteen days. He then said: In ten days. Finally he said: In seven days. (Ref: Bukhari, Kitab as-Swalaat, 1390) Hadith-31: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: The Prophet said: He who recites the Qur'an in a period less than three days does not understand it. (Ref: Bukhari, Kitab as-swalaat, 1389) Hadith-32: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: The Prophet said: He who recites the Qur'an in a period less than three days does not understand it. (Ref: Abu Dawud, Book 6 : Hadith 1389) Hadith-33: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-As:Yazid ibn Abdullah said that Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet: In how many days should I complete the recitation of the whole Qur'an, Apostle of Allah? He replied: In one month. He said: I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this. He kept on repeating these words and lessening the period until he said: Complete its recitation in seven days. He again said: I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this. The Prophet said: He who finishes the recitation of the Qur'an in less than three days does not understand it. (Ref: Abu Dawud, Book 6,Hadith 1385) Hadith-34: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-As: Wahb ibn Munabbih said: Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet: In how many days should one complete the recitation of the Qur'an? He said: In forty days. He then said: In one month. He again said: In twenty days. He then said: In fifteen days. He then said: In ten days. Finally he said: In seven days. (Ref: Abu Dawud, Book 6, Hadith 1390) Hadith-35: “Narrated Zaid binWahb:Hudhaifa saw a person who was not performing the bowing and prostrations perfectly. He said to hi, "You have not prayed and if you should die you would die on a religion other than that of Muhammad." (Ref: Bukhari, Book 12, Volume 1, Hadith 757) Hadith-36: Narrated by Yusair bin 'Amr:I asked Sahl bin Hunaif, "Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about Al-Khawarij?" He said, "I heard him saying while pointing his hand towards Iraq. "There will appear in it (i.e, Iraq) some people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats,and they will go out from (leave) Islam as an arrow darts through the game's body.'" (Ref: Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Hadith 68) Hadith-37: Zaid b. Wahb Jahani reported and he was among the squadron which wall under the command of Ali and which set out (to curb the activities) of the Khwarij. Ali said: O people, I heard the Messenger of Allah say: There would arise from my Ummah a people who would recite the Qur'an, and your recital would seem insignificant as compared with their recital, your prayer as compared with their prayer, and your fast compared with their fast. They would recite the Qur'an thinking that it supports them, whereas it is an evidence against them. Their prayer does not get beyond their collar bone; they would swerve through Islam just as the arrow passes through the prey. If the squadron which is to encounter them were to know (what great boon) has been assured to them by their Apostle they would completely rely upon this deed (alone and cease to do other good deeds), and their (that of the Khwarij) distinctive mark is that there would be (among them) a person whose wrist would be without the arm, and the end of his wrist would be fleshy like the nipple of the breast on which there would be white hair. … By Allah, I believe that these are the people (against whom you have been commanded to fight and get reward) for they have shed forbidden blood, and raided the animals of the people. So go forth in the name of Allah (to fight against them). … Abdullah b. Wahb al-Rasibi was at the head of the Khwarij when we encountered them. He (Abdullah) said to his army: Throw the spears and draw out your swords from their sheaths, for I fear that they would attack you as they attacked you on the day of Harura. They went back and threw their spears and drew out their swords, and people fought against them with spears and they were killed one after another. Only two persons were killed among the people (among the army led by Hadrat Ali) on that day. Ali said: Find out from among them (the dead bodies of the Khwarij) (the maimed). They searched but did not find him. Ali then himself stood up and (walked) till he came to the people who had been killed one after another. He ('Ali) said: Search them to the last, and then ('Ali's companions) found him (the dead body of the maimed) near the earth. He (Hadrat Ali) then pronounced ‘Allah is the Great!’ and then said, Allah told the Truth and His Messenger conveyed it. Then there stood before him Abida Salmani who said: Commander of the Believers, by Allah, besides Whom there is no god but He, (tell me) whether you heard this hadith from the Messenger of Allah. He said: Yes, by Allah, besides Whom there is no god but He. He asked him to take an oath thrice and he took the oath.” (Ref: Muslim, Book 5, Hadith 2333)” 5.1 - Recitation Of Quran According To Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah: Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) states: “Or increase a little upon it, and recite the Qur’an slowly in stages.” [Ref: 73:4] "Move not your tongue with it, to hasten with it." [Ref: 75:16] “This is a Book which We have sent down upon you, a blessed Book, for them to ponder upon its verses, and for men of intellect to accept advice.” [Ref: 38:29] Quran was sent so the Muslims can ponder over the verses of Quran and it is supposed to be recited slowly to achieve this. Brother Abdullah already has quoted Ahadith in which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) instructed that Quran be recited slowly and not rushed. Very fast recitation of Quran where pronounciation of words is wholesale mutilated to extent that mind cannot encampass what it has recited is a evil innovation. It was something which did not exist during the life time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’allam) but it was a sign of a people to come: “Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah: The Messenger of Allah came to us while we were reciting the Qur'an, and there were among us bedouins and the non-Arabs. He said: Recite, all is well. In the near future there will appear people who will straighten it (the Qur'an) as an arrow is straightened. They will recite it quickly and not slowly.” [Ref: Abi Dawud, B3, H829] Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) stated in another version of Hadith: “Recite it before there appear people who will recite it and straighten it as an arrow is straightened. They will get their reward for it in this world and will not get it in the Hereafter.” [Ref: Abi Dawud, B2, H830] Straightening of Quran referrs to making no distinction between similar sounding words and without paying heed to pauses and elongating recitation where it should be. Instead they would recite Quran flatly in fast speed paying no attention to any rule of Tajweed. And Prophet (sallallahua layhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said they will only get reward in the world and not in hereafter. Unfortunately during Ramadhan some Qaris recite the Quran as Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) described. Those who do they should be politely and respectfully rectified. This is the teaching and Minhaj of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah. 5.2 - General Summary Of Main Theme Of Quoted Material: From Ahadith twenty-nine to thirty-four Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) prohibits completing recitation of entire Quran any less then three days on grounds that any quicker would make it difficult for person to recite the Quran with understanding. These Ahadith by themselves have nothing to do with the topic of Najd or Khawarij. Hadith thirty-five says if prostration/bowing isn’t perfect then you will die on Fitrah of another and not on fitrah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). In other words you will die doing a action which isn’t Sunnah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). But due to erroneous translation; a companion is made to say; if your bowing and prostration isn’t perfect then you would not be acting and dieing upon religion of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). This is very extreme because imperfect prostration and bowing cannot and will not nullify any Muslims religion. This is something a Khariji would say and not a companion of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). And this translation of Hadith has been produced by brother Abdullah’s co-religionist Mohsin Khan so the Kharijism seeps into translation here and there. Ahadith thirty-six and thirty-seven on their own have no direct connection with location of Najd; like all the previous Ahadith. Even though individually none of these Ahadith have direct connection with the mentioned subject but brother Abdullah is employing them as whole to imply from key points of Ahadith twenty-nine to thirty-five mention trait of Khawarij in light of Ahadith thirty-six and thirty-seven. And Muslims (i.e. Barelwis) have these traits therefore they are Khawarij. 5.3 - Companion Reciting The Quran Too Fast: Hadith twenty-nine to thirty-four; a companions states he fasts whole month and recites entire Quran every night. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) told him to fast three days a month, he sought more saying he is capable of more, so Prophet instructed him to; fast a day and miss a day. He also instructed the companion to complete recitation of entire Quran in forty days, thirty/twenty-nine days, twenty days, fifteen days, companion desired more then Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) made concession for him to seven days and then permitted three days. From this it becomes clear that companion was reciting the Quran too fast and Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said any faster then three day completion of Quran would mean you do not understand the Quran. And even brother Abdullah agrees with this because he titled the section as: “Recitation of Quran in Haste.” 5.4 - Khawarij Reciting Quran While Not Understanding It: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has said: “Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said: "The main source of disbelief is in the East. Pride and arrogance are characteristics of the owners of horses and camels, and those bedouins who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to Religion; while modesty and gentleness are the characteristics of the owners of sheep." [Ref: Bukhari, B54, H520] “And harshness and callousness of the hearts is found amongst the rude owners of the camels, who drive them behind their tails (to the direction), where emerge the two groups of Satan, they are (from) the tribes of Rabi'a and Mudar.” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H83] To put it simply the owners of camels/horses in the East are the tribes of Rabia and Mudhar and they are busy with them and pay no attention to religion and these tribes are from where group of Satan aka Khawarij was to emerge. Problem with the Khawarij was not of reciting the Quran too fast it was them not properly being accquainted with principles of Tafsir. They had no paid attention to learning about the fundamentals which help understanding of Quran and only focused on recititation of Quran and result was Khawarij. For example in Hadith which brother Abdullah quoted following words are quoted: “They would recite the Qur'an thinking that it supports them, whereas it is an evidence against them.” [Ref: Muslim, Book 5, Hadith 2333] They quoted hukum is for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) against Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Did they recite it too fast or did they not understand the verse of Quran? Their understanding of verse was simply superficial/shallow. The verse merely stated as Ilah hukum is of only Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Ibn Abbas (radiallah ta’ala anhu) quoted verse in which it was established hukum can be of Allah’s (subhanahu wa ta’ala) creation but hukum as Ilah is only of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Following Ahadith are regarding same man for whom Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) said needs to be found in Hadith-37 which Abdullah referrenced. And problem of them is superficial/glib recitation of Quran: “Should I not strike his neck? Upon this he said: No. Then he turned away, and Khalid the Sword of Allah stood up against him, and said: Prophet of Allah. shall I not strike off his neck? He said, No, and then said: A people would rise from his progeny who would recite the Book of Allah glibly and fluently. Umar said: I think he (the Holy Prophet) also said this: If I find them I would certainly kill them like Thamud." [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2320, here] “He again looked at him and he was going back. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: There would arise a people from the progeny of this (man) who would recite the Qur'an glibly, but it would not go beyond their throats; they would (hurriedly) pass through (the teachings of their) religion just as the arrow passes through the prey. I conceive that he (the Holy Prophet) also said this: If I find them I would certainly kill them as were killed the (people of) Thamud.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2319, here] Their glib/superficial recitation is result of not devoting time to learn about Deen of Islam and not learning about fundamental principles which enable understanding of Quran. And had nothing to do with fast recitation of Quran. Every field requires understanding of fundamentals without which books of that field cannot and will not be understood by readers even if they read them fast or slow. Quite while back someone handed me their biomedical science dissertation for proof reading. Even though I could read the words and understood the symbols I read it in its entirity twice without understanding anything. I could have read it really fast, or slow, or spelt out each word, it wouldn’t have made any difference because I lacked prerequisite knowledge of subject. Same applies to the sheep and camel herders of Najd. They weren’t aware of Sunnah method of Tafsir and due to is were unable to understand the Quran correctly. And the Najdi Kharijis have still not learnt the methodology and they continue to apply verses of Quran revealed for disbelievers upon those who say; none has the right to be worshipped except Allah. And this was also sign of Khawarij to descend from Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamim: He again looked at him and he was going back. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: There would arise a people from the progeny of this (man) who would recite the Qur'an glibly, but it would not go beyond their throats; they would (hurriedly) pass through (the teachings of their) religion just as the arrow passes through the prey.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2319, here] Alhasi glib recitation, and Quran not going below their throats is about Khawarij not understanding the Quran correctly. They will have shallow understanding of Quran and will assume it supports them: “They would recite the Qur'an thinking that it supports them, whereas it is an evidence against them.” [Ref: Muslim, Book 5, Hadith 2333] Glib and Quran not going below their throat does not referr to inability of understanding of Quran which results from fast recitation of Quran but it referrs to shallow superficial understanding resulting from lack of proper understanding of methodology of Tafsir. Rest assured one who has understood rules of Tafsir and is able to interpret Quran even if he recites three Qurans a day and even though he will not be able to establish link between various verses of Quran and understand it in depth. But whenever he sits down and recites it slowly and attempts to understand it through legitimate methodology of Tafsir then nothing will prevent him from understanding it as a verse should be understood. 5.5 - Brother Abdullah Attempted To Establish Ahlus Sunnah Are Khawarij And Failed: By establishing Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) forbade fast recitation of Quran brother Abdullah hoped to imply because some of Barelwis recite the Quran fast therefore they are Khawarij. He failed to prove that Ahlus Sunnah are Khawarij because the Ahadith he quoted to base his argument are about glib and superficial recitation of Quran like my act of proof-reading the dissertation. Brother Abdullah is applying these Ahadith on fast recitation of Quran. The difference between the companion who recited the Quran so fast that he finished it in a day and Khariji glib recitation is that companion’s fast recitation would have unabled him to understand the Quran but whenever he had slowed down and pondered over the verses he would have understood them. Why? Why? Why? He knew the principles of Tafsir. Khawarij on other hand were/are incapable of understanding the Quran because they lacked proper know how of Tafsir because they loved their sheeps more then their religion. As a result they cannot and will not understand the Quran. And to this I would add Ahadith also because brother Abdullah, and countless others have demonstrated that they also cannot understand Ahadith properly. And best proof of it is brother Abdullah applying Hadith of glib recitation on fast recitation of Quran. More importantly he did not judge the matter in light of entire package of Ahadith which are related to Khawarij. It is not impossible for a person to fullfill one condition of a prophesy. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said name of Mahdi (rahimullah) will be as his name (i.e. Muhammad). It is not impossible to find a person with name Muhammad. I am Muhammad in name. Will that prove to you I am Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah)? Every sane person would agree that this alone is not qualification of Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah). There are other qualifications and for example he will be from progeny of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and Fatimah (radiallah ta’ala anha), and there are others. Meeting one, or two, or three, or four criterias will not make someone Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah) until a person meets all the requirements. Rather all related criterias have to be met and every major trait known of Khawarij as to be demonstrated before the charge of Khariji can be levelled. Actions of brother Abdullah point to another fundamental difference between methodology of Muslims and Wahhabiyyah. If they see a Muslim prostrating to a grave they will assume grave-worship and issue edict of Mushrik/Kafir. No regard is given to belief of person, intention of person, or knowledge of person. Rather similarity of Zahiri action is suffient to be Mushrik in Wahhabism. The corner stone of Wahhabism is: SIMILARITY OF ZAHIRI ACTION ESTABLISHES SHIRK. Mushrik Hindu performsTawaf of his Idol. An idiot Muslim performs Tawaf around the grave. Wahhabi will say this is same action, grave id idol, both are Hindu Mushrikeen. Just one action and person becomes a Mushrik Hindu. Methodology employed by Wahhabiyyah to determine is very superficial and no regard is given to details. Fast Quran recited by Amr, and fast Quran recited by Khariji, Amr is Khariji. What about maybe Amr doesn’t know? And therefore lets talk to him and encourage him to follow prophetic Sunnah. Fatwah of Khariji/Mushrik is their first priority. And even if they hold the Fatwah it wouldn’t be because they consider you Muslim rather tactfully will avoid offending you to win a convert to Wahhabism. Point being made is Wahhabi methodology of judgment looks for similarity of action and not of belief and other aspects. Coming back to main point of discussion reciting the Quran. Brother Abdullah granted no concession for the fact that the Hadith; Khawarij will recite Quran glibly and it will not go below their throat is about Khawarij. And two the Hadith doesn’t mean what he assumed it means. Yet he had the audacity to apply the Ahadith of Khawarij upon Muslims whom he is well aware of are avowed enemies of Khawarij in belief, in Fiqh, and in principle methodology. When in reality he has demonstrated he has Khariji methodology of applying the Quranic verses revealed for disbelievers upon Muslims. And his superficial understanding of verses of Quran and Ahadith he quoted (i.e. Hadith 36/37) only goes on to establish brother Abdullah is on path of Khawarij of Najd. 4.1 - Attempt To Malign Muslims And Discredit Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah: In Urdu, person is called; Gad’dha (i.e. donkey) to mean stupid, or shay’rh (i.e. lion) to mean brave, or powerful, or loomar’h (i.e. fox) to indicate sly/shrewd person, or kutta (i.e. dog, rude usage) to indicate someone is foul mouthed. Muslims of subcontinent sometimes say: I am Sag e RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Meaning: I am dog of RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). It is expression of humility, loyalty and guardianship. Dogs are very loyal to their owner/master, its an animal which is considered lowly, and guards the house of its master. And implication is: I am lowly but loyal to RasoolAllah (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). Brother Abdullah is using the Sag (i.e. dog, polite usage) to fit Hadith of Khawarij on Muslims of subcontinent via some weird logic. All praises are for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala), the best of planners. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has setup Iblees incarnate and for His plan to demonstrate we will have to ignore the Hadith he quoted until an appointed time. Brother Abdullah’s heading: “Parable of disbeliever is that of a dog.” This demonstrates brother Abdullah was to apply a verse upon us Muslims which was revealed regarding the disbelievers. He quoted the following verse: “And if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he (still) pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our verses. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought. “ [Ref: 7:176] Applying the verses revealed for disbelievers upon Muslims and interpreting them as if they were about Muslims is one way to identify Khawarij according Ibn Umar (radiallah ta’ala anhu): “And the statement of Allah: 'Allah will not mislead a people after He has guided them, until He makes clear to them what to avoid.'And Ibn Umar used to consider them (the Khawarij and the Mulhidun) the worst of Allah's creatures and said: "These people took some verses that had been revealed concerning the disbelievers and interpreted them as describing the believers.”[7] [Ref: Bukhari, V9, P49, Chap6: Killing The Khawarij And Mulhidun] Now coming to following Hadith of brother Abdullah: “It was narrated that Ibn Awfa said:"The Messenger of Allah said: 'The Khawarij are the dogs of Hell.'" [Ref: Majah, B1, H173] Indeed Khawarij are dogs of hell-fire. In actuality this applies to him because he applied verse of Quran revealed for Kafirs upon us Muslims. And generally this Hadith applies to Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab and all the Wahhabis because they all engage in this activity. And this is a sign, a characteristic of Khawarij. Their books are filled with such unjust applications; Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab’s; Kitab at-Tawheed is proof of this. Therefore the dogs of hell-fire are Wahhabis even if they don’t and won’t acknowledge it. 5.0 - Superficial And Fast Recitation Of Quran By Khawarij: “Hadith-29: “Yahya reported: I and 'Abdullah b. Yazid set out till we came to Abu Salama. We sent a messenger to him (in his house in order to inform him about our arrival) and he came … He (Yahya) then narrated that Abdullah b Amr b. al-As told him: I used to observe fast uninterruptedly and recited the (whole of the) Qur'an every night. It (the uninterrupted fasting and recital of the Qur'in every night) was mentioned to the Apostle of Allah or he sent for me, and I went to him and he said to me: I have been informed that you fast continuously and recite (the whole of the Qur'An) every night. I said: Apostle of Allah, it is right, but I covet thereby nothing but good, whereupon he said: It suffices for you that you should observe fast for three days during every month. I said: Apostle of Allah I am capable of doing more than this. He said: ... He (also) said: Recite the Qur'an during every month. I said: Apostle of Allah, I am capable of doing more than this, whereupon he said: Recite it in twenty days; recite it in ten days. I said: I am capable of doing more than this, whereupon he said: Recite it every week, and do not exceed beyond this, … The Apostle of Allah had told me: 'You do not know you may live long (thus and bear the hardships for a long time), and I accepted that which the Apostle of Allah had told me. When I grew old I wished I had availed myself of the concession (granted by) the Apostle of Allah.” (Ref: Muslim, B6 : H2588) Hadith-30: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: Wahb ibn Munabbih said: Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet; In how many days should one complete the recitation of the Qur'an? He said: In forty days. He then said: In one month. He again said: In twenty days. He then said: In fifteen days. He then said: In ten days. Finally he said: In seven days. (Ref: Bukhari, Kitab as-Swalaat, 1390) Hadith-31: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: The Prophet said: He who recites the Qur'an in a period less than three days does not understand it. (Ref: Bukhari, Kitab as-swalaat, 1389) Hadith-32: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: The Prophet said: He who recites the Qur'an in a period less than three days does not understand it. (Ref: Abu Dawud, Book 6 : Hadith 1389) Hadith-33: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-As:Yazid ibn Abdullah said that Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet: In how many days should I complete the recitation of the whole Qur'an, Apostle of Allah? He replied: In one month. He said: I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this. He kept on repeating these words and lessening the period until he said: Complete its recitation in seven days. He again said: I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this. The Prophet said: He who finishes the recitation of the Qur'an in less than three days does not understand it. (Ref: Abu Dawud, Book 6,Hadith 1385) Hadith-34: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-As: Wahb ibn Munabbih said: Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet: In how many days should one complete the recitation of the Qur'an? He said: In forty days. He then said: In one month. He again said: In twenty days. He then said: In fifteen days. He then said: In ten days. Finally he said: In seven days. (Ref: Abu Dawud, Book 6, Hadith 1390) Hadith-35: “Narrated Zaid binWahb:Hudhaifa saw a person who was not performing the bowing and prostrations perfectly. He said to hi, "You have not prayed and if you should die you would die on a religion other than that of Muhammad." (Ref: Bukhari, Book 12, Volume 1, Hadith 757) Hadith-36: Narrated by Yusair bin 'Amr:I asked Sahl bin Hunaif, "Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about Al-Khawarij?" He said, "I heard him saying while pointing his hand towards Iraq. "There will appear in it (i.e, Iraq) some people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats,and they will go out from (leave) Islam as an arrow darts through the game's body.'" (Ref: Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Hadith 68) Hadith-37: Zaid b. Wahb Jahani reported and he was among the squadron which wall under the command of Ali and which set out (to curb the activities) of the Khwarij. Ali said: O people, I heard the Messenger of Allah say: There would arise from my Ummah a people who would recite the Qur'an, and your recital would seem insignificant as compared with their recital, your prayer as compared with their prayer, and your fast compared with their fast. They would recite the Qur'an thinking that it supports them, whereas it is an evidence against them. Their prayer does not get beyond their collar bone; they would swerve through Islam just as the arrow passes through the prey. If the squadron which is to encounter them were to know (what great boon) has been assured to them by their Apostle they would completely rely upon this deed (alone and cease to do other good deeds), and their (that of the Khwarij) distinctive mark is that there would be (among them) a person whose wrist would be without the arm, and the end of his wrist would be fleshy like the nipple of the breast on which there would be white hair. … By Allah, I believe that these are the people (against whom you have been commanded to fight and get reward) for they have shed forbidden blood, and raided the animals of the people. So go forth in the name of Allah (to fight against them). … Abdullah b. Wahb al-Rasibi was at the head of the Khwarij when we encountered them. He (Abdullah) said to his army: Throw the spears and draw out your swords from their sheaths, for I fear that they would attack you as they attacked you on the day of Harura. They went back and threw their spears and drew out their swords, and people fought against them with spears and they were killed one after another. Only two persons were killed among the people (among the army led by Hadrat Ali) on that day. Ali said: Find out from among them (the dead bodies of the Khwarij) (the maimed). They searched but did not find him. Ali then himself stood up and (walked) till he came to the people who had been killed one after another. He ('Ali) said: Search them to the last, and then ('Ali's companions) found him (the dead body of the maimed) near the earth. He (Hadrat Ali) then pronounced ‘Allah is the Great!’ and then said, Allah told the Truth and His Messenger conveyed it. Then there stood before him Abida Salmani who said: Commander of the Believers, by Allah, besides Whom there is no god but He, (tell me) whether you heard this hadith from the Messenger of Allah. He said: Yes, by Allah, besides Whom there is no god but He. He asked him to take an oath thrice and he took the oath.” (Ref: Muslim, Book 5, Hadith 2333)” 5.1 - Recitation Of Quran According To Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah: Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) states: “Or increase a little upon it, and recite the Qur’an slowly in stages.” [Ref: 73:4] "Move not your tongue with it, to hasten with it." [Ref: 75:16] “This is a Book which We have sent down upon you, a blessed Book, for them to ponder upon its verses, and for men of intellect to accept advice.” [Ref: 38:29] Quran was sent so the Muslims can ponder over the verses of Quran and it is supposed to be recited slowly to achieve this. Brother Abdullah already has quoted Ahadith in which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) instructed that Quran be recited slowly and not rushed. Very fast recitation of Quran where pronounciation of words is wholesale mutilated to extent that mind cannot encampass what it has recited is a evil innovation. It was something which did not exist during the life time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’allam) but it was a sign of a people to come: “Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah: The Messenger of Allah came to us while we were reciting the Qur'an, and there were among us bedouins and the non-Arabs. He said: Recite, all is well. In the near future there will appear people who will straighten it (the Qur'an) as an arrow is straightened. They will recite it quickly and not slowly.” [Ref: Abi Dawud, B3, H829] Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) stated in another version of Hadith: “Recite it before there appear people who will recite it and straighten it as an arrow is straightened. They will get their reward for it in this world and will not get it in the Hereafter.” [Ref: Abi Dawud, B2, H830] Straightening of Quran referrs to making no distinction between similar sounding words and without paying heed to pauses and elongating recitation where it should be. Instead they would recite Quran flatly in fast speed paying no attention to any rule of Tajweed. And Prophet (sallallahua layhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said they will only get reward in the world and not in hereafter. Unfortunately during Ramadhan some Qaris recite the Quran as Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) described. Those who do they should be politely and respectfully rectified. This is the teaching and Minhaj of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah. 5.2 - General Summary Of Main Theme Of Quoted Material: From Ahadith twenty-nine to thirty-four Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) prohibits completing recitation of entire Quran any less then three days on grounds that any quicker would make it difficult for person to recite the Quran with understanding. These Ahadith by themselves have nothing to do with the topic of Najd or Khawarij. Hadith thirty-five says if prostration/bowing isn’t perfect then you will die on Fitrah of another and not on fitrah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). In other words you will die doing a action which isn’t Sunnah of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). But due to erroneous translation; a companion is made to say; if your bowing and prostration isn’t perfect then you would not be acting and dieing upon religion of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). This is very extreme because imperfect prostration and bowing cannot and will not nullify any Muslims religion. This is something a Khariji would say and not a companion of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). And this translation of Hadith has been produced by brother Abdullah’s co-religionist Mohsin Khan so the Kharijism seeps into translation here and there. Ahadith thirty-six and thirty-seven on their own have no direct connection with location of Najd; like all the previous Ahadith. Even though individually none of these Ahadith have direct connection with the mentioned subject but brother Abdullah is employing them as whole to imply from key points of Ahadith twenty-nine to thirty-five mention trait of Khawarij in light of Ahadith thirty-six and thirty-seven. And Muslims (i.e. Barelwis) have these traits therefore they are Khawarij. 5.3 - Companion Reciting The Quran Too Fast: Hadith twenty-nine to thirty-four; a companions states he fasts whole month and recites entire Quran every night. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) told him to fast three days a month, he sought more saying he is capable of more, so Prophet instructed him to; fast a day and miss a day. He also instructed the companion to complete recitation of entire Quran in forty days, thirty/twenty-nine days, twenty days, fifteen days, companion desired more then Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) made concession for him to seven days and then permitted three days. From this it becomes clear that companion was reciting the Quran too fast and Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said any faster then three day completion of Quran would mean you do not understand the Quran. And even brother Abdullah agrees with this because he titled the section as: “Recitation of Quran in Haste.” 5.4 - Khawarij Reciting Quran While Not Understanding It: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has said: “Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said: "The main source of disbelief is in the East. Pride and arrogance are characteristics of the owners of horses and camels, and those bedouins who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to Religion; while modesty and gentleness are the characteristics of the owners of sheep." [Ref: Bukhari, B54, H520] “And harshness and callousness of the hearts is found amongst the rude owners of the camels, who drive them behind their tails (to the direction), where emerge the two groups of Satan, they are (from) the tribes of Rabi'a and Mudar.” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H83] To put it simply the owners of camels/horses in the East are the tribes of Rabia and Mudhar and they are busy with them and pay no attention to religion and these tribes are from where group of Satan aka Khawarij was to emerge. Problem with the Khawarij was not of reciting the Quran too fast it was them not properly being accquainted with principles of Tafsir. They had no paid attention to learning about the fundamentals which help understanding of Quran and only focused on recititation of Quran and result was Khawarij. For example in Hadith which brother Abdullah quoted following words are quoted: “They would recite the Qur'an thinking that it supports them, whereas it is an evidence against them.” [Ref: Muslim, Book 5, Hadith 2333] They quoted hukum is for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) against Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Did they recite it too fast or did they not understand the verse of Quran? Their understanding of verse was simply superficial/shallow. The verse merely stated as Ilah hukum is of only Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Ibn Abbas (radiallah ta’ala anhu) quoted verse in which it was established hukum can be of Allah’s (subhanahu wa ta’ala) creation but hukum as Ilah is only of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). Following Ahadith are regarding same man for whom Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) said needs to be found in Hadith-37 which Abdullah referrenced. And problem of them is superficial/glib recitation of Quran: “Should I not strike his neck? Upon this he said: No. Then he turned away, and Khalid the Sword of Allah stood up against him, and said: Prophet of Allah. shall I not strike off his neck? He said, No, and then said: A people would rise from his progeny who would recite the Book of Allah glibly and fluently. Umar said: I think he (the Holy Prophet) also said this: If I find them I would certainly kill them like Thamud." [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2320, here] “He again looked at him and he was going back. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: There would arise a people from the progeny of this (man) who would recite the Qur'an glibly, but it would not go beyond their throats; they would (hurriedly) pass through (the teachings of their) religion just as the arrow passes through the prey. I conceive that he (the Holy Prophet) also said this: If I find them I would certainly kill them as were killed the (people of) Thamud.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2319, here] Their glib/superficial recitation is result of not devoting time to learn about Deen of Islam and not learning about fundamental principles which enable understanding of Quran. And had nothing to do with fast recitation of Quran. Every field requires understanding of fundamentals without which books of that field cannot and will not be understood by readers even if they read them fast or slow. Quite while back someone handed me their biomedical science dissertation for proof reading. Even though I could read the words and understood the symbols I read it in its entirity twice without understanding anything. I could have read it really fast, or slow, or spelt out each word, it wouldn’t have made any difference because I lacked prerequisite knowledge of subject. Same applies to the sheep and camel herders of Najd. They weren’t aware of Sunnah method of Tafsir and due to is were unable to understand the Quran correctly. And the Najdi Kharijis have still not learnt the methodology and they continue to apply verses of Quran revealed for disbelievers upon those who say; none has the right to be worshipped except Allah. And this was also sign of Khawarij to descend from Dhil Khuwaisirah at-Tamim: He again looked at him and he was going back. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: There would arise a people from the progeny of this (man) who would recite the Qur'an glibly, but it would not go beyond their throats; they would (hurriedly) pass through (the teachings of their) religion just as the arrow passes through the prey.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2319, here] Alhasi glib recitation, and Quran not going below their throats is about Khawarij not understanding the Quran correctly. They will have shallow understanding of Quran and will assume it supports them: “They would recite the Qur'an thinking that it supports them, whereas it is an evidence against them.” [Ref: Muslim, Book 5, Hadith 2333] Glib and Quran not going below their throat does not referr to inability of understanding of Quran which results from fast recitation of Quran but it referrs to shallow superficial understanding resulting from lack of proper understanding of methodology of Tafsir. Rest assured one who has understood rules of Tafsir and is able to interpret Quran even if he recites three Qurans a day and even though he will not be able to establish link between various verses of Quran and understand it in depth. But whenever he sits down and recites it slowly and attempts to understand it through legitimate methodology of Tafsir then nothing will prevent him from understanding it as a verse should be understood. 5.5 - Brother Abdullah Attempted To Establish Ahlus Sunnah Are Khawarij And Failed: By establishing Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) forbade fast recitation of Quran brother Abdullah hoped to imply because some of Barelwis recite the Quran fast therefore they are Khawarij. He failed to prove that Ahlus Sunnah are Khawarij because the Ahadith he quoted to base his argument are about glib and superficial recitation of Quran like my act of proof-reading the dissertation. Brother Abdullah is applying these Ahadith on fast recitation of Quran. The difference between the companion who recited the Quran so fast that he finished it in a day and Khariji glib recitation is that companion’s fast recitation would have unabled him to understand the Quran but whenever he had slowed down and pondered over the verses he would have understood them. Why? Why? Why? He knew the principles of Tafsir. Khawarij on other hand were/are incapable of understanding the Quran because they lacked proper know how of Tafsir because they loved their sheeps more then their religion. As a result they cannot and will not understand the Quran. And to this I would add Ahadith also because brother Abdullah, and countless others have demonstrated that they also cannot understand Ahadith properly. And best proof of it is brother Abdullah applying Hadith of glib recitation on fast recitation of Quran. More importantly he did not judge the matter in light of entire package of Ahadith which are related to Khawarij. It is not impossible for a person to fullfill one condition of a prophesy. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said name of Mahdi (rahimullah) will be as his name (i.e. Muhammad). It is not impossible to find a person with name Muhammad. I am Muhammad in name. Will that prove to you I am Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah)? Every sane person would agree that this alone is not qualification of Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah). There are other qualifications and for example he will be from progeny of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and Fatimah (radiallah ta’ala anha), and there are others. Meeting one, or two, or three, or four criterias will not make someone Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah) until a person meets all the requirements. Rather all related criterias have to be met and every major trait known of Khawarij as to be demonstrated before the charge of Khariji can be levelled. Actions of brother Abdullah point to another fundamental difference between methodology of Muslims and Wahhabiyyah. If they see a Muslim prostrating to a grave they will assume grave-worship and issue edict of Mushrik/Kafir. No regard is given to belief of person, intention of person, or knowledge of person. Rather similarity of Zahiri action is suffient to be Mushrik in Wahhabism. The corner stone of Wahhabism is: SIMILARITY OF ZAHIRI ACTION ESTABLISHES SHIRK. Mushrik Hindu performsTawaf of his Idol. An idiot Muslim performs Tawaf around the grave. Wahhabi will say this is same action, grave id idol, both are Hindu Mushrikeen. Just one action and person becomes a Mushrik Hindu. Methodology employed by Wahhabiyyah to determine is very superficial and no regard is given to details. Fast Quran recited by Amr, and fast Quran recited by Khariji, Amr is Khariji. What about maybe Amr doesn’t know? And therefore lets talk to him and encourage him to follow prophetic Sunnah. Fatwah of Khariji/Mushrik is their first priority. And even if they hold the Fatwah it wouldn’t be because they consider you Muslim rather tactfully will avoid offending you to win a convert to Wahhabism. Point being made is Wahhabi methodology of judgment looks for similarity of action and not of belief and other aspects. Coming back to main point of discussion reciting the Quran. Brother Abdullah granted no concession for the fact that the Hadith; Khawarij will recite Quran glibly and it will not go below their throat is about Khawarij. And two the Hadith doesn’t mean what he assumed it means. Yet he had the audacity to apply the Ahadith of Khawarij upon Muslims whom he is well aware of are avowed enemies of Khawarij in belief, in Fiqh, and in principle methodology. When in reality he has demonstrated he has Khariji methodology of applying the Quranic verses revealed for disbelievers upon Muslims. And his superficial understanding of verses of Quran and Ahadith he quoted (i.e. Hadith 36/37) only goes on to establish brother Abdullah is on path of Khawarij of Najd. 6.0 - Brother Abdullah’s Evidence Khawarij In Iraq: “Hadith-38: Narrated by Yusair bin 'Amr:I asked Sahl bin Hunaif, "Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about Al-Khawarij?" He said, "I heard him saying while pointing his hand towards Iraq. "There will appear in it (i.e, Iraq) some people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats,and they will go out from (leave) Islam as an arrow darts through the game's body.' " (Ref: Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 84, Hadith 68) Hadith-39: Narrated Ibn Abi Nu'm: A person asked 'Abdullah bin 'Umar whether a Muslim could kill flies.I heard him saying (in reply). "The people of Iraq are asking about the killing of flies while they themselves murdered the son of the daughter of Allah's Apostle . The Prophet said, They (i.e. Hasan and Husain) are my two sweet basils in this world." (Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 57, Number 96) Hadith-40: Zaid b. Wahb Jahani reported and he was among the squadron which wall under the command of Ali and which set out (to curb the activities) of the Khwarij. Ali said: O people, I heard the Messenger of Allah say: There would arise from my Ummah a people who would recite the Qur'an, and your recital would seem insignificant as compared with their recital, your prayer as compared with their prayer, and your fast compared with their fast. They would recite the Qur'an thinking that it supports them, whereas it is an evidence against them. Their prayer does not get beyond their collar bone; they would swerve through Islam just as the arrow passes through the prey. If the squadron which is to encounter them were to know (what great boon) has been assured to them by their Apostle they would completely rely upon this deed (alone and cease to do other good deeds), and their (that of the Khwarij) distinctive mark is that there would be (among them) a person whose wrist would be without the arm, and the end of his wrist would be fleshy like the nipple of the breast on which there would be white hair. … By Allah, I believe that these are the people (against whom you have been commanded to fight and get reward) for they have shed forbidden blood, and raided the animals of the people. So go forth in the name of Allah (to fight against them). … Abdullah b. Wahb al-Rasibi was at the head of the Khwarij when we encountered them. He (Abdullah) said to his army: Throw the spears and draw out your swords from their sheaths, for I fear that they would attack you as they attacked you on the day of Harura. They went back and threw their spears and drew out their swords, and people fought against them with spears and they were killed one after another. Only two persons were killed among the people (among the army led by Hadrat Ali) on that day. Ali said: Find out from among them (the dead bodies of the Khwarij) (the maimed). They searched but did not find him. Ali then himself stood up and (walked) till he came to the people who had been killed one after another. He ('Ali) said: Search them to the last, and then ('Ali's companions) found him (the dead body of the maimed) near the earth. He (Hadrat Ali) then pronounced ‘Allah is the Great!’ and then said, Allah told the Truth and His Messenger conveyed it. Then there stood before him Abida Salmani who said: Commander of the Believers, by Allah, besides Whom there is no god but He, (tell me) whether you heard this hadith from the Messenger of Allah. He said: Yes, by Allah, besides Whom there is no god but He. He asked him to take an oath thrice and he took the oath.” (Ref: Muslim, Book 5, Hadith 2333)”” 6.1 - Important Information About Quoted Ahadith: Hadith-38 has been used number of times; Hadith 6, Hadith-15, and Hadith-36. It will be comprehensively will be explained in another article along side Ahadith 11 to 17. Hadith-39 was employed earlier in brother Abdullah’s article as Hadith 5 and it was comprehensively explained in my previous response, here, in section 8.0 to 8.5. Hadith-40 was employed earlier as Hadith-37, and it was part of explaination in section 5.0 to 5.5 of this article. 7.0 - According To Brother Abdullah Hijaz Is Saudi Arabia: “Hadith-41: It is reported on the authority of Jabir b. Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and, blessings be upon him) observed: The callousness of heart and sternness is in the East and faith is among the people of the Hijaz. (Sahih Muslim Book 001, Hadith Number 0095.) Comments: SubhanAllah! Even the above Hadith proves that Saudi Arabia is not referred as East but it's a blessed Land i.e Hijaz.” 7.1 - East As Direction And East As A Name: In his lattest quote it seems brother Abdullah is not taking East as direction but as name of region because he said: “SubhanAllah! Even the above Hadith proves that Saudi Arabia is not referred as East but it's a blessed Land i.e Hijaz.” It is true some times regions are recognised by the direction they are located at. In modern example we employ West to mean Europe and America even when sitting in Europe. The reason Europe and America became known as West is because both are West of Middle East and far East. And therefore people of East started to referr to both these regions as the West and eventually it became a common usage to mean said regions. If a man was sitting in Eithiopia and while talking about Arabia he pointed toward East then he would mean Arabia. Or if someone was in Arabia and said a man in Eithiopia pointed toward direction of East; in direction of Arabia then we know he would meant Arabia by East. But is it possible for a man sitting in Arabia to referr to Arabia as land of East without being influenced by any external influence? Never! Because an Arab who hasn’t been influenced by external ideas will not referr to Arabia as East. It simply isn’t possible for a healthy mind. Only way this is possible is when a country found in West of Arabia referrs to Arabia as land of East. Point I am trying to make is use of East by Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) as name of a region is simply not possible because he resided in Arabia and he was not saying East in relationship to Eithiopia, nor he employed East due to external influence. For brother Abdullah to even think that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) used East as a name of region is brainless of him. I cannot do, anything, but agree with brother Abdullah that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) did not mean Arabia by East because that would imply he used East as a name of region like we use the West for Europe and America. Instead Ahadith are evident that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) employed East as a directional indicator. 7.2 East As Direction And Not A Name Of Region: According to Ahadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) indicated direction: “Ibn Umar reported that Allah's Messenger came out from the house of 'A'isha and said: It would be from this side that there would appear the height of unbelief, viz. where appear the groups of Satan.” [Ref: Muslim, B41, H6941] Note words this side are indictive of speaker pointing toward a direction. In following Hadith it is established he pointed toward his wives house from pulpit of Masjid Nabavi: “Narrated 'Abdullah: The Prophet stood up and delivered a sermon, and pointing to Aisha's house, he said thrice, "Affliction (will appear from) here," and, "from the side, where Satan's head will come out." [Ref: Bukhari, B53, H336] See following article on this Hadith, here. And in the following Hadith group of Satan is said to emrge from direction of sunrise: “Narrated Salim's father: The Prophet stood up beside the pulpit and said, "Afflictions are there! Afflictions are there, from the side where group of Satan will come out," or said, "... the side of the sun(rise) ..." [Bukhari, B88, H212] And that is direction of East and see following article, here, for a comprehensive explanation with visual aid. A Hadith records Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said while facing East: “Narrated Ibn `Umar: I heard Allah's Messenger while he was facing the East, saying: "Verily! Afflictions are there, from where the side of the head of Satan comes out." [Ref: Bukhar, B88, H213] And in another Hadith following is stated: ”Narrated Abu Masud: The Prophet beckoned with his hand towards Yemen and said, "Belief is there." The harshness and mercilessness are the qualities of those farmers etc, who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to the religion (is towards the east) from where the side of the group of Satan will appear; those are the tribes of Rabi`a and Mudar.” [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H670] Note tribes of Rabia and Mudhar are situated in East of Madinah. And it was the direction which prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was facing. Tribes of Banu Mudhar and Rabia were residing in East of Madinah in region of Najd. Regarding which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said: “Narrated Ibn `Umar: (The Prophet) said, "O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen." People said, "Our Najd as well." The Prophet again said, "O Allah! Bless our Sham and Yemen." They said again: "Our Najd as well." On that the Prophet said: "There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the group of Satan." [Ref: Bukhari, B17, H147] Alhasil Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) pointed toward direction of East and he did so from city of Madinah and by East a region in East of Madinah was intended. 7.3 - Saudi Arabia Is Brother Abdullah’s Hijaz: Earlier in the article while commenting on his Hadith-18 brother Abdullah wrote following: “It is crystal clear from above Ahadith that ''East'' refers to ''IRAQ''. If still Barelwis disagree 'East as Iraq' then they must go to Saudi Arabia (Hijaz) to Give Bayat to Imam Mehdi in Saudi Arabia not in Khurasan.” Please note the underlined indicates according to brother Abdullah Saudi Arabia is Hijaz. If there was any doubt regarding what he meant by his bracketed insertion now it is removed in Hadith-41: “SubhanAllah! Even the above Hadith proves that Saudi Arabia is not referred as East but it's a blessed Land i.e Hijaz.” 7.4 - Hijaz A Region In Arabia and Hijaz Is Not Arabia: Following map depicts al-Hijaz in two different eras, here, here, and here. Of course these maps of al-Hijaz should not be thought of to be accurate representation of historical Hijaz but should be used as a general guide for its location. Al-Hijaz linguistically means the barrier. According to some it is called so because on its Eastern side is Najd and on its Western side region of Tihamah. Tihamah is low-land, between one to hundered metres above sea level, and Red Sea coastal of Arabia, here, here, and finally a topographical map, here. Another opinion is that al-Hijaz is called so is because of its mountains. They are barrier between region of Najd in East and Hijaz in West. It is not important where the truth lies because general location of al-Hijaz was all that was required to, saying it generously, rectify mistake of brother Abdullah. 7.5 – Prophet Of Allah Making Dua For Hijaz: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said:“The callousness of heart and sternness is in the East and faith is among the people of (West in) the Hijaz.” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H95] We already established in section 7.2 that East is direction of sunrise, region of Najd is in East, tribes of Mudhar/Rabia are in East, and group of Satan is to emerge from these tribe. Hijaz in relationship to Najd is West. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said about people of al-Hijaz: “The people of the West will continue to triumphantly follow the truth until the Hour is established.” [Ref: Muslim, B20, H4722] In another Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said about people of al-Hijaz to whom religion of Islam will cling to desperately. Another meaning is that Hijaz will be last refuge of Islam in the world: “That the Messenger of Allah said: "Indeed the religion with creep into the Hijaz just like a snake creeps into its hole, and the religion will cling to the Hijaz just like the female mountain goat cling to the peak of a mountain.” [Ref: Tirmadhi, B38, H2630] In another Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have said that residents of Hijaz will go and counquer Romans (i.e. Europe): “He said: ‘You will fight Banu Asfar (the Romans) and those who come after you will fight them, until the best of the Muslims go out to fight them, the people of Hijaz who do not fear the blame of anyone for the sake of Allah. They will conquer Constantinople with Tasbih and Takbir and will acquire such spoils of war as has never been seen before, which they will distribute by the shieldful.” [Ref: Ibn Majah, B36, H4094] Due to these virtues of al-Hijaz brother Abdullah wanted to claim Hijaz for all of Arabian Peninsula. Readers should note the Wahhabis then and now consider the majority of Hijaz as polytheists. Following establishes Wahhabis of then/now considered the Muslims of Hijaz living at the time of Shaykh of Najd as polytheists, here. Even when Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has said: :“The callousness of heart and sternness is in the East and faith is among the people of (West in) the Hijaz.” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H95] “The people of the West will continue to triumphantly follow the truth until the Hour is established.” [Ref: Muslim, B20, H4722] 7.6 – Responding To Comment Of Pledging Allegiance To Imam Mahdi: For some unknown reason I did not actually comment on what brother Abdullah wrote while commenting on his Hadith-18 and therefore his following comment will be addressed here: “It is crystal clear from above Ahadith that ''East'' refers to ''IRAQ''. If still Barelwis disagree 'East is Iraq' then they must go to Saudi Arabia (Hijaz) to give Bayat to Imam Mehdi in Saudi Arabia not in Khurasan.” In the previous article, here, it was explained East in relationship to Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah) referrs to land of Khurasan and identity of Khurasan was established in section 9.3 to 9.5. Coming to what brother Abdullah wrote. He wrote the above because Ahadith indicate an army of black flags will come from East. And we established that it referrs to land of Khurasan which is almost due East of Madinah. It is recorded in a Hadith that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said: “It was narrated from Thawban that the Messenger of Allah said: "Three will fight one another for your treasure, each one of them the son of a caliph, but none of them will gain it. Then the black banners will come from the east, and they will kill you in an unprecedented manner." Then he mentioned something that I do not remember, then he said: "When you see them, then pledge your allegiance to them even if you have to crawl over the snow, for that is the caliph of Allah, Mahdi." [Ref: Ibn Majah, B36, H4084] Note the army and Imam al-Mahdi will come from East and Arabs are being instructed to pledge your allegiance to him when they arrive. This establishes that some Muslims will have to pledge allegiance to Imam al-Mahdi in Arabia. The army will be from Khurasan but Imam al-Mahdi will be an Arab living in Madinah and the army of black banners will give him allegiance in Makkah: “Narrated from Umm Salamah from the Prophet that he said: “There will be conflict with the death of a khalifah. (this Hadith skips through events spanning years) Then a man (Imam Mahdi) from the people of al-Madinah will come out, fleeing to Makkah. A group of men from the people of Makkah will come to him and bring him out by force, and give the bay’ah to him between the Rukn and the Maqam. An army will be sent against him from Sham, but they will be swallowed up by the earth in al-Bayda’ between Makkah and al-Madinah (this is the third Great Earthquake at the end of time). So when the people see that, the Abdal of Sham and the best of the people of ‘Iraq will come to him, and give him the bay’ah between the Rukn and the Maqam. Then, a man from Quraysh and his maternal relatives from Kalb (one of the Sufyani’s) will come and send an army against them, and they (i.e. the Mahdi and his companions) will be victorious over them.” [Ref: Abu Dawud, B…, H…] Of course the Muslims will give Bayyah to Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah) in Hijaz and specificly in Masjid al-Haram, between Maqam of Ibrahim (alayhis salam) and Yamani Rukn (i.e. Yamani corner). 7.7 – Iraq, ISIS, Black Flags, And The Wahhabis: Wahhabis distorted Ahadith of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) to make Iraq into East. Maybe it was ‘Iraq is East’ belief of Wahhabis that made them join the Wahhabi ISIS Khilafat aka concentration camp of mass murder and genocide. And maybe joined in the hope that they will be part o black banners marching to Arabia under leadership of al-Baghdadi to establish the Khilafat of Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah). You can go to Iraq and give Bayyah to your al-Baghdadi’s and al-Zawahiri’s, and anyone else you want. The Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah) of Muslims will be an Arab and resident of Madinah. The army from Khurasan will aid him and establish his Khilafat and that army will utterly anahilate Wahhabism in Arabian Peninsula and those who fight to protect this enemy within.
  13. Introduction: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) foretold emergence of group of Satan out of region of Najd and from direction of East. In another Hadith he stated tribes of Rabia and Mudhar are two groups of Satan. These Ahadith referr to emergence of Kharijism from Najd. Another set of Ahadith indicate Kharijis were to emerge from Iraq also. The orthodox Islam applies Ahadith of Iraq on the first group of Kharijis which emerged in Iraq as a distinct sect. And understand the Ahadith of East/Najd to be referring to emergence of Wahhabism from Najd. Wahhabi propaganda machine has been churning out material to superimpose Ahadith of Najd on Iraq in effort to portray Iraq as Najd. Some Information On Trinity Of Articles On Najd: First article dealt with Ahadith from 1 to 10 and Hadith-6 was ignored. Hadith-17/18 were discussed but all in between were ignored, here. In this article Ahadith: 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 will be adressed. Hadith 16 will be ignored because it is repeat of Hadith 14. The referrence is absolutely same and so is the content the only notable difference is one Hadith states the Khawarij will have habbit of shaving heads and the other states habbit of shaving beards. With all things said I have five Ahadith to respond and explain in light of prophetic teaching. After which servant will establish the orthodox understanding where Najd is and how it is to be determined in light of prophetic teaching. As stated earlier Hadith-6 was ignored because it was repeated as Hadith-36 and Hadith-38. And therefore it was discussed in my second article which dealt with Ahadith from 19 to 43, here. 0.0 - Prophet Standing At Door Of His Wife Hafsa/Aysha Pointed To East: Hadith-11: “Ibn Umar reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) stood by the door (of the apartment of) Hafsa and, pointing towards the east, he said: The turmoil would appear from this side, viz. where the horns of Satan would appear, and he uttered these words twice or thrice and Ubaidullah b. Sa'ld in his narration said. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had been standing by the door of A'isha.” (Sahih Muslim Book 41 Hadith 6939) 0.1 – Pointing From Door Toward East In Context Of Related Ahadith: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has reported to have said: “Ibn Umar reported that Allah's Messenger stood by the door (of the apartment of) Hafsa and, pointing towards the East, he said: The turmoil would appear from this side namely where the groups of Satan would appear, and he uttered these words twice or thrice. And Ubaidullah bin Sa`id in his narration said: The Messenger of Allah had been standing by the door of A'isha.” [Ref: Muslim, B41, H6939] Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) pointed toward East and said afflictions would appear from where the groups of Satan would appear. And this also agrees with the following Hadith: “Narrated Ibn Umar: I heard Allah's Messenger while he was facing the East saying: ‘Verily! Afflictions are there, from where the side of the group of Satan comes out.’" [Ref: Bukhari, B88, H213] According to both these Ahadith afflictions would appear in East from the side where the groups/group of Satan would appear. And Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) told who and where the group of Satan is: “’And then pointed towards the East and said: ‘Verily sternness and mercilessness are the qualities of those who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to their religion. [It is a place in East] where the two sides of the group of Satan will appear. Namely the tribes of Rabi'a and Mudar.’” [Ref: Bukhari, B63, H223] Not only Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) told the direction of East from which the afflictions would appear but he also named the tribes from where the group/groups of Satan would emerge. 0.2 - Sunrises Between The Two Groups Of Satan: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said group of Satan would emerge from East. And he told who the two groups of Satan are namely Banu Rabia and Banu Mudhar. In the following Hadith he specificly pointed that sunrises between the two groups of Satan: “Ibn Umar reported Allah's Messenger as saying: Do not intend to observe prayer at the time of the rising of the sun nor at its setting for it rises between the groups of Satan.” [Ref: Muslim, B4, H1807] We already know who the two groups Satan in East are but another Hadith won’t harm the good cause: "True belief is Yemenite yonder but sternness and mercilessness are the qualities of those who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to the Religion. [It is a place] where the two sides of the group of Satan will appear. Such are tribe of Rabia and Mudar." [Ref: Bukhari, Bo54, H521] Now we have to see where the the sunrises, here. And where Banu Rabia and Banu Mudhar were situated in Arabian Peninsula, here. Pay attention Southern and Northen sunrise boundaries coincide with location of Banu Rabia and Banu Mudhar. Allahu Akbar! The Messenger of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) precisely pointed the sunrise boundary as well as where Banu Rabia and Mudhar were located. Not surprisingly both these tribes were located in region of Najd, here, here, and here. 0.3 - Pointing Toward East Hadith In Context Of Pulpit To House Of His Wife: Once again Hadith quoted by brother Abdullah: “Ibn Umar reported that Allah's Messenger stood by the door (of the apartment of) Hafsa and, pointing towards the East, he said: The turmoil would appear from this side namely where the groups of Satan would appear, and he uttered these words twice or thrice. And Ubaidullah bin Sa`id in his narration said: The Messenger of Allah had been standing by the door of A'isha.” [Ref: Muslim, B41, H6939] It is recorded that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) pointed toward East from pulpit of Masjid Nabvi: “Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: I heard Allah's Messenger on the pulpit pointing towards the East saying: ‘Verily, afflictions (will start) from here. Whence the side of the group of Satan comes out.’" [Ref: Bukhari, B56, H714] “Narrated Salim's father: The Prophet stood up beside the pulpit (and pointed with his finger towards the East) and said: ‘Afflictions are there! Afflictions are there, from where the side of the head of Satan comes out.’ Or said: ‘… the side of the sun.’" [Ref: Bukhari, Book 88, Hadith 212] Abdullah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) presents the mentioned event in these two Ahadith in his own words saying; Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) delivered a sermon and pointed toward the direction house of Aisha (radiallah ta’ala anhu): “Narrated Abdullah: The Prophet stood up and delivered a sermon and said three times while pointing to Aisha's house: ‘Affliction (will appear from) here. From where the side of the Satan's group comes out.’” [Ref: Bukhari, B53, H336] Abdullah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) not only told the general direction of East he gave precise direction of East from which afflictions of group of Satan were to emerge. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) pointed from where group of Satan would emerge and its afflictions with pin point accuracy, here. This is the exact direction of Saudi capital Uyaynah, Dirriyah, and Saudi capital Riyadh. Note Uyaynah is where founder of Wahhabism was born. Dirriyah is where he immigrated after people got tired of his hearing him say: You all are disbelievers/polytheists. This is also where he met Saud family and joined forced with them. Once they established their State they made Riyadh capital in Najd, here. The grand fact is Wahhabism originated fermented and infected Muslims of Arabia and world in general from Najd and this is why Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) did not make dua for Najd in following Hadith: “Narrated Ibn Umar: (The Prophet) said: ‘O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen.’ People said: ‘Our Najd as well.’ The Prophet again said: ‘O Allah! Bless our Sham and Yemen.’ They said again: ‘Our Najd as well!’ On that the Prophet said: ‘There will appear earthquakes and afflictions and from there will come out the side of the head of Satan.’" [Ref: Bukhari, B17, H147] This establishes that all the Ahadith in which Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has been said to be pointing toward East, direction of sunrise, toward house of Aisha (radiallah ta’ala anha), and his refusal to invoke Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) for inhabitants of Najd are interconnected. And once information and details are investigated they all go back to central Arabia and toward Saudi capital Riyadh. This happens to be historical Najd of Muslims established from Ahadith, lingustically, geographically, geologically and topographically. 1.0 - Hadith Of Apparently Righteous And Yet With Little Sign Of Islam: Hadith-12: “Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:I heard Allah's Apostle saying: "There will appear some people among you whose prayer will make you look down upon yours, and whose fasting will make you look down upon yours, but they will recite the Qur'an which will not exceed their throats (they will not act on it) and they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out through the game whereupon the archer would examine the arrowhead but see nothing, and look at the unfeathered arrow but see nothing, and look at the arrow feathers but see nothing, and finally he suspects to find something in the lower part of the arrow." (Sahih Bukhari Book 61 Hadith 578) 1.1 - Ahadith Of Dhil Khawaisirah’s Companions: Hadith quoted by brother Abdullah is just one from vast collection on this incident. The following Hadith sheds more light upon the incident: "Narrated Ibn bbas: The Prophet said: "I have been made victorious with As-Saba (i.e. an easterly wind) and the people of Ad were destroyed by Ad-Dabur (i.e. a westerly wind)." Narrated Abu Said: Ali sent a piece of gold to the Prophet who distributed it among four persons: Al-Aqra' bin Habis Al-Hanzali from the tribe of Mujashi, Uyaina bin Badr Al-Fazari, Zaid At-Ta'i who belonged to (the tribe of) Bani Nahban, and Alqama bin Ulatha Al-Amir who belonged to (the tribe of) Bani Kilab. So the Quraish and the Ansar became angry and said: "He (the Prophet, ) gives the chief of Najd and does not give us." The Prophet said: "I give them so as to attract their hearts (to Islam)." Then a man with sunken eyes prominent cheeks, a raised forehead, a thick beard and a shaven head, came (in front of the Prophet ) and said: "Be afraid of Allah O Muhammad!" The Prophet said: "Who would obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair that) Allah has trusted all the people of the earth to me while, you do not trust me? Somebody who, I think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, requested the Prophet to let him chop that man's head off but he prevented him. "[1] [Ref: Bukhari, B55, H558] In narration by Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (radiallah ta’ala anhu) name and tribe of man is mentioned along with outward piety so excessive that companions would feel ashamed of themselves. Yet despite their excessive religiousity they would be people who have little to do with Islam: “Narrated Abu Sa'id: While the Prophet was distributing something Abdullah Bin Dhil Khawaisira At-Tamimi came and said: "Be just O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet said: "Woe to you! Who would be just if I were not?" 'Umar bin Al-Khattab said: "Allow me to cut off his neck!" The Prophet said: "Leave him because he has companions, and if you compare your prayers with their prayers and your fasting with theirs, you will look down upon your prayers and fasting, in comparison to theirs. Yet they will go out of the religion as an arrow darts through the game's body. In which case if the Qudhadh of the arrow is examined, nothing will be found on it and when its Nasl is examined, nothing will be found on it; and then its Nadiyi is examined, nothing will be found on it. The arrow has been too fast to be smeared by excrement and blood.'"[2] [Ref: Bukhari, B84, H67] Incident which brother Abdullah quoted was about another brother of his from another mother called Abdullah Bin Dhil Khawaisirah who was from Banu Tamim. This Abdullah had companions who were apparently very pious. This establishes Abdullah Bin Dhil Khawaisirah and his companions were around even during the life of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). 1.2 - Khariji Reality Of Dhil Khawaisirah, And His Companions: It is recorded that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said about Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah and his companions that: “Such people will come out at the time of difference among the (Muslim) people (i) and the sign by which they will be recognized, will be a man whose one of the two hands will look like the breast of a woman or a lump of flesh moving loosely.”(ii)[3] [Ref: Bukhari, H73, H184] Hadith sixty-seven quoted in previous section from Sahih of Imam Bukhari continued where it was left of and Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is saying:“The sign by which these people will be recognized will be a man whose one hand will be like the breast of a woman.(i) These people will appear when there will be differences among the people." Abu Sa'id added: I testify that I heard this from the Prophet and also testify that Ali killed those people while I was with him.”(ii)[Ref: Bukhari, B84, H67] 1.3 - Appeared When There Was Dissention Between Muslims In Syria: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said these excessively pious people with no/little sign of Islam on them will appear when there will be conflict between Muslims. And as foretold they appeared during the Khilafat of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) when armies of Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) were facing each other at Siffeen, modern Raqqa in Syria. The Qurra, literally (Quran) reciters; referrs to Khawarij, lead by their general Ashtar, without permission of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) attacked camp of Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and this started the battle. At that time the arbitration event had not taken place. During the battle Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) suggested arbitration to Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and he accepted. This angered a group of Khawarij because they wanted to fight on: “On that Abu Wail said, "We were at Siffin (a city on the bank of the Euphrates, the place where me battle took place between `Ali and Muawiya) A man said, "Will you be on the side of those who are called to consult Allah's Book (to settle the dispute)?" Ali said: 'Yes (i.e. I agree that we should settle the matter in the light of the Qur'an)!" ' Some people objected to Ali's agreement and wanted to fight.” [Ref: Bukhari, B60, H367] After Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) refused to accept the verdict of arbitration Qurra seperated from his army. The Qurra later moved to al-Harura in Iraq and to Nahrawan where the battle of Ali’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) took place. Note this information is uncontestable and no sane and dare to say insane Muslim would dispute this. 1.4 - Khawarij Identified In Iraq By Presence Of Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah: After Siffin Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) returned to Iraq and renewed effort to gather another army to rest control of Syria from Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu). This was a time when Khawarij those had returned were raiding and killing Muslims living around them. Due to their actrocities Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) focused his effort toward Khawarij saying: “Salamah b. Kuhail said: Zaid Bin Wahb al-Juhani told us that he was in the army which proceeded to (fight with) the Khawarij in the company of Ali. Ali then said: O people! I heard the Messenger of Allah say: there will appear from among my community people who recite the Qur'an, and your recitation has no comparison with their recitation, and your prayer has no comparison with their prayer, and your fasts have no comparison with their fasts. They will recite the Qur'an thinking that it is beneficial for them, while it is harmful for them. Their prayer will not pass their collar-bones. They will swerve from Islam as an arrow goes through the animal shot at. If the army that is approaching them knows what (reward) has been decided for them at the tongue of their Prophet, they would leave (other good) activities. The sign of that is that among them there will be a man who has an upper arm, but not hand; on his upper arm there will be something like the nipple of a female breast, having white hair thereon.” There must have been hesitance in ranks of Ali’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) army to fight Khawarij due to their excessive piety and for this reason Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) seems to be justifying his decision. He further tells them what the Khawarij have done and tells them of his fear: “Will you go to Mu`awiyah and the people of Syria, and leave them behind among your children and property? I swear by Allah, I hope these are the same people, for they shed the blood unlawfully, and attacked the cattle of the people so go on in the name of Allah.” Then following order of Abdullah Bin Wahb al-Rasibi the Khawarij threw their spears and took out swords and were anahilated by army of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu): “Salamah b. Kuhail said: Zaid b. Wahb then informed me of all the halting places one by one, (saying): Until we passed a bridge. When we fought with each other: Abd Allah b. Wahb al-Rasibi, who was the leader of the Khawarij (he) said to them: ‘Throw away the lances and pull out the swords from their sheaths, for I am afraid they will adjure you as they had adjured on the day of Harura.’ So they threw away their lances and pulled out their swords, and the people pierced them with their lances. They were killed (lying one on the other). On that day only two persons of the partisans (of `Ali) were killed.” Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) instructed his companions to find man with defective hand and he found him at the amongst the Khariji dead right at the bottom of pile of dead: “Ali said: Search for the man with the crippled hand but they could not find him. Then Ali got up himself and went to the people who had been killed and were lying on one another. He said: Take them out. They found him at the near the ground (i.e. bottom of pile of dead bodies).[4] So he shouted: Allah is Most Great! He said: Allah spoke the truth, and His Apostle has conveyed.” [Ref: Abi Dawood, B41, H4750] “The man with the description given by the Prophet was brought to Ali. The following verses (9:58) were revealed in connection with that very person (i.e. Abdullah Ibn Dhil-Khawaisira At-Tamimi): 'And among them are men who accuse you (O Muhammad) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms.'" [Ref: Bukhari, B84, H67] “Ubaidah narrated from Ali bin Abu Talib: That he mentioned the Khawarij and said: "Among them there will be a man with a defective hand, or a short hand, or small hand. If you were to exercise restraint I would tell you of what Allah has promised upon the lips of Muhammed for those who kill them." I said: "Did you hear that from Muhammed?" He said: "Yes by the Lord of the Ka'bah!' - three times." [Ref: Ibn Majah, B1, H167] Abu Sa’id al-Khudri attests to what Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) told about Khawarij and bares witness that Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) fought [and killed them] in following Hadith : “Abu Said added: "I testify that I heard that from the Prophet and also testify that I was with Ali when Ali fought against those people. The man described by the Prophet was searched for among the killed, and was found, and he was exactly as the Prophet had described him." [Ref: Bukhari, H73, H184] Another Hadith about these Khawarij he states Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) foretold they would emerge when there is conflict in his Ummah, they would have shaven heads, group nearer to truth would kill them, and this group was of Iraqis commanded by army by Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu): “Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said that the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) made a mention of a sect that would be among his Ummah which would emerge out of the dissension of the people. Their distinctive mark would be shaven heads. They would be the worst creatures or the worst of the creatures. The group who would be nearer to the truth out of the two would kill them. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) gave an example (to give their description) or he said: A man throws an arrow at the prey (or he said at the target), and sees at its iron head, but finds no sign (of blood there), or he sees at the lowest end, but would not see or find any sign (of blood there). He would then see into the grip but would not find (anything) sticking to it. Abu Sai'd then said: People of Iraq. it is you who have killed them.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2324] 1.5 – Khawarij Were To Appear In Iraq Also: It is recorded in Hadith of Bukhari that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) pointed toward Iraq and said a group of people would appear in Iraq who would recite Quran but it will not go beyond their throats. Indicating they will deprived of understanding Quran: “Narrated Yusair bin Amr: I asked Sahl bin Hunaif, "Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about Al-Khawarij?" He said, "I heard him saying while pointing his hand towards Iraq. "There will appear in it some people who will recite the Qur'an but it will not go beyond their throats, and they will go out from (leave) Islam as an arrow darts through the game's body.' " [Ref: Bukhari, B84, H68] Note even though Hadith does not say group of Satan would emerge from Iraq their description matches group of Satan – Khawarij. 1.6 - Land Of Banu Tamim, Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah, His Companions And Najd: Briefly sumarizing the key points established so far: Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi was from tribe of Banu Tamim, during the life time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah had excessively pious companions, in Syria the Qurra lead by Ashtar attacked army camp of Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) starting the battle of Siffin/, during the battle Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) suggested arbitration and Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) accepted, Khawarij disliked the idea and wanted to fight, Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) refused to accept result of arbitration, Khawarij seperated from his army with slogan judgment is for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) only, they marched back to Iraq and terrorized the local populace with their massacres and lootings, Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) fought them at Nahrawan, Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi matched the prophetic description by which Khawarij were to be recognised, he was found amongst the bottom of pile of Khariji dead, andgroup near to truth , the Iraqis, lead by Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) killed Khawarij. In context of this information it is important to point out that Banu Tamim’s native land was central Arabian Peninsula: here, here, here, and here. And this region was/is part of historical Najd, here, here, here, and here. Ultimately all the information boils down to fact; Kharijism in some form existed in Arabian Peninsula when Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) was alive. This goes on to establish first group of Khawarij had its man power and support from tribes of Arabian Najd especially Banu Tamim even though as a distinctive sect it emerged in Iraq like Ahadith relating to Khawarij emerging from Iraq establish. For a more detailed study please referr to following article, here. 1.7 - Khawarij Apeared In Iraq And To Appear In Najd: Section 1.1 to 1.6 as whole goes on to establishes that Kharijism appeared in Iraq but the theologically it was native to Najd. And natives of Najd especially belonging to tribe of Banu Tamim were adherents of it and they fought against Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Section 0.1 to 0.3 established group of Satan aka Khawarij was to emerge from East of Madinah in region of Najd. This conclusively establishes; the first Khariji sect appeared in Iraq as Ahadith establish. But the Ahadith which tell of group of Satan appearing from East and Najd are about second major sect of Khawarij. Following section will shed further light upon the subtle points which establish Islamic beliefe and refute brother Abdullah’s assertion. 1.8 - Prophet Said Regarding Off-Springs Of Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah: Following Hadith details of distribution of charity event, and Quraysh being unhappy over it, and Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi accusing Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) of injustice: “So the Quraish and the Ansar became angry and said: He (the Prophet, ) gives the chief of Najd and does not give us." The Prophet said: "I give them so as to attract their hearts (to Islam)." Then a man with sunken eyes prominent cheeks, a raised forehead, a thick beard and a shaven head, came (in front of the Prophet ) and said: "Be afraid of Allah O Muhammad!" The Prophet said: "Who would obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair that) Allah has trusted all the people of the earth to me while, you do not trust me? Somebody who, I think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, requested the Prophet to let him chop that man's head off but he prevented him. " While Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said about his dissendents: "When the man left the Prophet said: "Among the off-spring of this man will be some who will recite the Qur'an but the Qur'an will not reach beyond their throats and they will renegade from the religion as an arrow goes through the game's body. They will kill the Muslims but will not disturb the idolaters. If I should live up to their time' I will kill them as the people of Ad were killed.” [Ref: Bukhari, B55, H558] It is established that first group of Khawarij appeared in Iraq but the group of Satan to appear from Najd was to appear from progeny of Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi and this group was none other then Wahhabism. Note the Hadith states they will leave the idol worshippers alone and kill Muslims. Meaning is their ‘Jihad’ would be directed toward Muslims and as foretold by Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) it happened when Wahhabism flexed its millitary muscle. And continues to happen in, Syria, Iraq, Pakistani, Phillipine, Somalia, Mali, Yemen, and even Libya. Target of their ‘Jihad’ is Muslims. 1.9 - Ibn Abdul Wahhab From Off-Springs Of Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah: Muslim scholars and geneologists have stated Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab founder of Wahhabism was from descendants of Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi. If we consider the, impossible, he is not descendant of Dhil Khuawaisirah in biological sense there can be no doubt in core theology of Shirk, Tawheed, Biddah, accusing Muslim majority of Shirk, permitting the killing of Muslims, rebellion against state and Jammah of Muslims … in these aspects Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab and those followed him are all desecendants of their theological ancestor Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi. Note article on Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab at-Tamimi being biologically descendent of Shaykh Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi has been in progress for quite a while but progress has been bit slow. If Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) wills it will be completed. 2.0 – Hadith Of Haruriyyah And Kharijis In This Nation: Hadith-13: “Narrated Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Yasar: That they visited Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and asked him about Al-Harauriyya, a special unorthodox religious sect, "Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about them?" Abu Sa'id said: "I do not know what Al-Harauriyya is, but I heard the Prophet saying: ‘There will appear in this nation he did not say: From this nation a group of people so pious apparently that you will consider your prayers inferior to their prayers, but they will recite the Quran, the teachings of which will not go beyond their throats and will go out of their religion as an arrow darts through the game, whereupon the archer may look at his arrow, its Nasl at its Risaf and its Fuqa to see whether it is blood-stained or not (i.e. they will have not even a trace of Islam in them).” (Sahih Bukhari Book 84 Hadith 65) 2.1 - Khawarij To Appear From Saudi Central Arabian Najd: It is recorded in that Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (radiallah ta’ala anhu) was asked about al-Haruriyyah, another name of Khawarij, he said the following: “That they visited Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and asked him about Al-Harauriyya, a special unorthodox religious sect: "Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about them?" Abu Sa'id said: "I do not know what Al-Harauriyya is, but I heard the Prophet saying: "There will appear in this nation. He did not say: From this nation a group of people so pious apparently that you will consider your prayers inferior to their prayers, but they will recite the Quran, the teachings of which will not go beyond their throats and will go out of their religion as an arrow darts through the game, whereupon the archer may look at his arrow, its Nasl at its Risaf and its Fuqa to see whether it is blood-stained or not (i.e. they will have not even a trace of Islam in them).” [Ref: Bukhari, B84, H65] The phrase in this nation is obvious referrence to Arabia. And in following Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said people will be calling toward hell speaking Arabic: “There will be callers at the gates of Hell; whoever responds to them they throw them into it.” I said: “O Messenger of Allah, describe them to us.” He said: “They will be from our people, speaking our language.” I said: “What do you command me to do, if I live to see that?” He said: “Adhere to the main body of the Muslims and their leader. If there is no such body and no leader, then withdraw from all their groups, even if you bite onto the trunk of a tree until death finds you in that state.” [Ref: Ibn, Majah, B36, H3979] In another Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have said: “Will there be a bad time after this good one? He said: Yes. (A time will come) when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whoso responds to their call they will throw them into the fire. I said: Messenger of Allah, describe them for us. He said: All right. They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language.”[5] [Ref: Muslim, B20, H4553] This establishes that according to companion Khawarij were to appear in amongst Arabs and Hadith of Khawarij appearing in Najd perfectly compliment his statement. The Iraqis did not speak Arabic before conquest of Iraq and majority still does not. Therefore natives of Arabian Peninsula were intended and this is strenthened because Prophet said they will have Arab complexion and this is inclusive of color and facial features. Further Najdis in general and Banu Tamim to be specific are in direction of East and in region of Najd as evidence by following Hadith: “Ibn Umar reported that Allah's Messenger stood by the door (of the apartment of) Hafsa and, pointing towards the East, he said: The turmoil would appear from this side namely where the groups of Satan would appear, and he uttered these words twice or thrice. And Ubaidullah bin Sa`id in his narration said: The Messenger of Allah had been standing by the door of A'isha.” [Ref: Muslim, B41, H6939] “Narrated Ibn Umar: (The Prophet) said: ‘O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen.’ People said: ‘Our Najd as well.’ The Prophet again said: ‘O Allah! Bless our Sham and Yemen.’ They said again: ‘Our Najd as well!’ On that the Prophet said: ‘There will appear earthquakes and afflictions and from there will come out the side of the head of Satan.’" [Ref: Bukhari, B17, H147] And they are Arabs therefore in this nation is applicable to them, they spoke/speak Arabic, and have Arab complexion. All this leads to one natural and only sound conclusion; Najd is in Arabian Peninsula, Khawarij were natives of Arabia, went to Iraq, killed by Iraqis. Iraq became place of their appeance and Najd remains place of their origin. 3.0 - Shaven Head Sect Would Emerge From East Of Madinah: Hadith-14: “Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri:The Prophet said: "There will emerge from the East some people who will recite the Qur'an but it will not exceed their throats and who will go out of (renounce) the religion (Islam) as an arrow passes through the game, and they will never come back to it unless the arrow, comes back to the middle of the bow (by itself). The people asked, "What will their signs be?" He said: "Their sign will be the habit of shaving (their heads).” (Sahih Bukhari Book 93 Hadith 651) Hadith-16: “The people asked, "What will their signs be?" He said, "Their sign will be the habit of shaving (of their beards).” (Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 651. Fateh Al-Bari, Page 322, Vol. 17th) 3.1 - Shaven Heads Or Shaven Beards: There are many Ahadith which establish that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said shaven heads and not beards. And following Hadith is just one proof of it: "Sahl bin Hunaif reported Allah's Apostle as saying: There would arise from the east a people with shaven heads." [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2338] There was and is no reason for Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani (rahimullah) to say that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said shaving of beard and it is unconcievable someone like of him would state this. Therefore suspicion is; like many times before brother Abdullah has lied. The issue is not related to the topic and it makes no sense in pursuing it further. 3.2 - Shaven Head Sect Is Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi And His Followers: To begin with please note this part of discussion is connected with Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi his followers and it should be understood in context of sections 1.1 to 1.6. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said a sect from East would arise with shaven heads: "Sahl bin Hunaif reported Allah's Apostle as saying: There would arise from the east a people with shaven heads." [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2338] The leader of this sect visited Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and accused Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) of injustice: “The Quraish became angry and said: 'You give to the chiefs of Najd and that, so as to soften their hearts toward Islam.' Then a man with a thick beard, prominent cheeks, and a shaven head came and said: 'Fear Allah. O Muhammad! He said: 'Who would obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair that) He has entrusted me with all the people of the Earth but you do not trust me?' Then the man went away, and a man from among the people, whom they (the narrators) think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, asked for permission to kill him.”[6] [Ref: Nisaee, B23, H2579] “Narrated Abu Sa`id: Ali sent a piece of gold to the Prophet who distributed it among four persons: … So the Quraish and the Ansar became angry and said: "He (i.e. the Prophet, ) gives the chief of Najd and does not give us." The Prophet said: "I give them) so as to attract their hearts (to Islam)." Then a man with sunken eyes, prominent checks, a raised forehead, a thick beard and a shaven head, came (in front of the Prophet and said, "Be afraid of Allah, O Muhammad!" The Prophet said "Who would obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair that) Allah has trusted all the people of the earth to me while, you do not trust me?" Somebody who, I think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, requested the Prophet to let him chop that man's head off, but he prevented him.” [Ref: Bukhari, B55, H558] This man was none other then Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi al-Najdi. Ahadith also mention this man had companions who were outwardly very pious but people who have gone out of Islam. It is worth pointing out it is habbit of people to mould themselves in footsteps of the people they idolise. The Wahhabis have their own brand of head covering – cloth tied on head with donkey tail thing. Those who are devout Wahhabis and aspire to embody Wahhabism they tend to wear that regardless of where they are from in the world. Shaykh Ahmad Deedat (may Allah forgive him) wore net type white hat and his including Zakir Naik adopted it. Members of Ahlus Sunnah those who have a Shaykh/Pir tend to adopt the brand style of head gear their Shaykh/Pir wears. Dhil Khawaisirah was leader of Khawarij and those who idolised him also shaved their head to embody their leaders habbit. In another Hadith tucked up loincloth has been added along side shaven head: "A person from among his (Prophet's) Companions said: We had a better claim to this (wealth) than these (persons). This (remark) reached the Messenger of Allah upon which he said: Will you not trust me, whereas I am a trustee of Him Who is in the heaven? The news come to me from the heaven morning and evening. Then there stood up a person with deep sunken eyes, prominent cheek bones, and elevated forehead, thick beard, shaven head, tucked up loincloth, and he said: Messenger of Allah, fear Allah. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Woe to thee. Do I not deserve most to fear Allah amongst the people of the earth? That man then returned. Khalid b. Walid then said: Messenger of Allah, should I not strike his neck? Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: Perhaps he may be observing the prayer." [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2319] So in conclusion it needs to be said; the group of shaven head in East was Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi and his companions which even existed during the life time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam). This group was in East, in Najd, toward the direction of sunrise, and in context of Hadith of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) pointing toward house of his wife Aisha (radiallah ta’ala anha), toward precise direction of Saudi capital Riyadh. And this was same place where the first group of Khawarij germinated and the second major infestation also appeared lead by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab. Please referr to maps and information mentioned earlier in the article. 4.0 - Prophet Pointed Toward Direction Of Iraq: Hadith-15: “Narrated by Yusair bin Amr:I asked Sahl bin Hunaif: "Did you hear the Prophet saying anything about Al-Khawarij?" He said: "I heard him saying while pointing his hand towards Iraq. "There will appear in it (i.e, Iraq) some people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, and they will go out from (leave) Islam as an arrow darts through the game's body.' " (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 84, Hadith 68) 4.1 - Sahl Bin Hunaif Saw Prophet Pointing To Iraq Or Not: Sahl Bin Hunaif was a companion of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) who had taken part in battle of Badr.[7] Therefore his knowledge is source of guidance. Brother Abdullah quoted Hadith attributed to him to argue Khawarij appeared in Iraq. As it is already stated Khawarij originated from central Arabian Najd, marched to Syria with Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu), after battle of Siffeen separated from Ali’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) army, returned to Iraq, and met their doom at Nahrawan. In context of battle of Nahrawan this Hadith can be applied on Iraq but as long as fundamental fact is not denied that Khawarij originated from central Arabian Najd from Banu Tamim and their leader was Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi. It is worth pointing out this companion, Sahl Bin Hunaif (radiallah ta’ala anhu), is on record for pointing out Khawarij appeared from East of Madinah. 4.2 - Sahl Bin Hunaif Khawarij To Appear From East: Sahl Bin Hunaif (radiallah ta’ala anhu) narrated Hadith: “Yusair bin Amr reported that he inquired of Sahl b. Hunaif: Did you hear the Messenger of Allah making a mention of the Khawarij? He said: I heard him say (and he pointed with his hand towards the east) that these would be a people who would recite the Qur'an with their tongues and it would not go beyond their collar bones. They would pass clean through their religion just as the arrow passes through the prey.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2336] In this Hadith he gave description of train of Khawarij but in the following Hadith he pointed out Khawarij would appear from East: “Sahl bin Hunaif reported Allah's Apostle as saying: There would arise from the east a people with shaven heads.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2338] Combination of information mentioned in both Ahadith has been narrated in the following Hadith: “Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri: Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet said: Soon there will appear disagreement and dissension in my people; there will be people who will be good in speech and bad in work. They recite the Qur'an, but it does not pass their collar-bones. They will swerve from the religion as an animal goes through the animal shot at. They will not return to it till the arrow comes back to its notch. They are worst of the people and animals. Happy is the one who kills them and they kill him. They call to the book of Allah, but they have nothing to do with it. He who fights against them will be nearer to Allah than them (the rest of the people). The people asked: What is their sign? He replied: They shave the head.” [Ref: Abu Dawud, B41, H4747] 4.3 – The Conclusion On Ahadith Of Sahl Bin Hunaif: In conlusion it needs to be said that Khawarij resided in East of Madinah, in Najd, with shaven heads, recite the Quran but it doesn’t effect them, appeared when there was fighting amongst Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu) and Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). The Khawarij were followers of Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi. He and his companions belonged to Banu Tamim and this Bani Tamim was situated in central Arabia in region surrounding Saudi capital Riyadh. So if one Hadith of Sahl Bin Hunaif (radiallah ta’ala anhu) establishes Khawarij appeared in Iraq the other establish that they would originate from the direction of East [of Madinah and from Najd]. Note there has been consistent pattern in my response; group of Satan was in Iraq but the breeding ground was central Saudi Arabian Najd. 4.4 - Khawarij Will Continue To Re-Emerge And End Of Times: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have said from progeny of Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi [another] Khariji group will emerge: “A person from among his (Prophet's) Companions said: We had a better claim to this (wealth) than these (persons). This (remark) reached the Messenger of Allah upon which he said: Will you not trust me, whereas I am a trustee of Him Who is in the heaven? The news come to me from the heaven morning and evening. Then there stood up a person with deep sunken eyes, prominent cheek bones, and elevated forehead, thick beard, shaven head, tucked up loincloth, and he said: Messenger of Allah, fear Allah. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Woe to thee. Do I not deserve most to fear Allah amongst the people of the earth? That man then returned. Khalid b. Walid then said: Messenger of Allah, should I not strike his neck? Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: Perhaps he may be observing the prayer. Khalid said: How many observers of prayer are there who profess with their tongue what is not in their heart? Upon this the Messenger of Allah said: I have not been commanded to pierce through the hearts of people, nor to split their bellies (insides). He again looked at him and he was going back. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: There would arise a people from the progeny of this (man) who would recite the Qur'an glibly, but it would not go beyond their throats; they would (hurriedly) pass through (the teachings of their) religion just as the arrow passes through the prey. I conceive that he (the Holy Prophet) also said this: If I find them I would certainly kill them as were killed the (people of) Thamud.” [Ref: Muslim, B5, H2319] Note Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi was part of first Khariji sect not the one from his progeny. Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab at-Tamimi is from progeny of Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamimi and he is the second group of Satan which was to emerge from Najd. The prophecies related to this re-emergence are as follows: “It was narrated that Anas bin Malik said: "The Messenger of Allah said: 'At the end of time or among this nation (Ummah) there will appear people who will recite the Qur'an but it will not go any deeper than their collarbones or their throats. Their distinguishing feature will be their shaved heads. If you see them, or meet them, then kill them.'" [Ref: Ibn Majah, B1, H175] The Wahhabis of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab shaved their heads just like their predecessors. The Islamic scholarship of his era considering the signs; killing of Muslims, declaring; them polytheists, people of innovation, rebellion against; Khilafah, Jammah of Muslims, emergence in Najd, East of Madinah, being from progeny of Dhil Khawaisirah, and sign of shaven heads; applied Ahadith upon founder of Wahhabism. Regarding mutations of this second manifestation Kharijism and mutations of Wahhabism Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have said:“Abdullah [bin Mas'ud] narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: ‘In the end of time there will come a people young in years, foolish in minds, reciting the Qur'an which will not go beyond their throats, uttering sayings from the best of creatures, going through the religion as an arrow goes through the target.’" [Ref: Tirmadhi, B7, H2188] “It was narrated that 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud said: ‘The Messenger of Allah said: 'At the end of time there will appear a people with new teeth (i.e. young in age), with foolish minds. They will speak the best words ever uttered by mankind and they will recite the Qur'an, but it will not go any deeper than their collarbones. They will pass through Islam like an arrow passes through its target. Whoever meets them, let him kill them, for killing them will bring a reward from Allah for those who kill them.’" [Ref: Ibn Majah, B1, H168] And in another Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) indicated some twenty mutations of Kharijism [in other words Wahhabism] would appear and each one of them would be cut off until last of them joins Dajjal [and Israeli state] and fights against Muslims: “It was narrated from Ibn Umar that:The Messenger of Allah said: ‘There will emerge people who will recite the Qur'an but it will not go any deeper than their collarbones. Whenever a group of them appears, they should be cut off (i.e. killed).’ Ibn Umar said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah say: 'Whenever a group of them appears, they should be killed.' (He said it) more than twenty times - until Dajjal emerges among them.'" [Ref: Ibn Majah, B1, H174] 5.0 - Iraq Is Not Najd But Both Are Two Separate Regions: After so much evidence to establish Islamic position it is best to establish Iraq and Najd are two different regions and where Najd is. Hadith records Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) took part in a battle in Najd: “Narrated Ibn Umar: I took part in a Ghazwa towards Najd along with Allah's Messenger and we clashed with the enemy, and we lined up for them.” [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H455] If Najd was Iraq then it would imply Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) took part in battle of Iraq. Yet fact is Prophet (sallallahua layhi wa aalihi was’sallam) passed from earthly life long before even conquest of Iraq started. The undeniable proof Najd and Iraq are two different places is in the following Hadith: “Narrated Salim bin Abdullah from his father:I heard Allah's Messenger saying: "The Miqat for the people of Medina is Dhul-Hulaifa; for the people of Sham is Mahita; (i.e. Al-Juhfa); and for the people of Najd is Qarn. And said Ibn Umar: "They claim, but I did not hear personally, that the Prophet said: "The Miqat for the people of Yemen is Yalamlam." [Ref: Bukhari, B26, H603] “It was narrated that Aishah said: "The Messenger of Allah designated Dhul-Hulaifah as the Miqat for the people of Al-Madinah, Al-Juhfah for the people Ash-sham and Egypt, Dhat Irq for the people Al-Iraq, Qarn for the people of Najd and Yalamlam for the people of Yemen." [Ref: Nisaee, B24, H2657] Common sense dictates of Iraq was Najd then why two places of Miqat. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) sent an expedition toward Najd: “Narrated Nafi from Ibn Umar: Allah's Messenger sent a Sariya towards Najd, and Abdullah bin Umar was in the Sariya. They gained a great number of camels as war booty. The share of each one of them was twelve or eleven camels, and they were given an extra camel each.” [Ref: Bukhari, B53, H362] In a single expedition each participant got elevan/tweleve camels each. If the expedition was numbering in hundereds or even tens one can imagine the amount of camels required. Banu Rabia and Mudhar are said to be busy with their camels in following Hadith: “Narrated Abi Mas`ud: The Prophet said: "From this side from the east, afflictions will appear. Rudeness and lack of mercy are characteristics of the rural bedouins who are busy with their camels and cows (and pay no attention to religion). Such are the tribes of Rabi`a and Mudar." [Ref: Bukhari, B56, H702] Indicating they have possibly had huge numbers of camels and they could have been the target of raid. Note both of these tribes are on Eatern extremity of Arabian Peninsula, here. Alternatively another Hadith records ad-Dahna being home of camels: “He said: Write down ad-Dahna for them, boy. When I saw that he passed orders to give it to him I became anxious for it was my native land and my home. I said: Messenger of Allah he did not ask you for a true border when he asked you. This land of Dahna is a place where the camels have their home, and it is a pasture for the sheep. The women of Banu Tamim and their children are beyond it.” [Ref: Abu Dawud, B19, H3064] Ad-Dahna is name of dessert in central Arabia, here, and here. In the following map/stamp of Arabia you will see camel where the two tribes are and ad-Dahna is roughly, here. All this proves is Najd is in Arabia and East the land of camels of Rabia and Mudhar is precisely where the Muslims believe and not as Wahhabis say. In another Hadith it is stated: “Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger sent some horse men to Najd and they brought a man called Thumama bin Uthal from Bani Hanifa. They fastened him to one of the pillars of the mosque.” [Ref: Bukhari, B8, H458] Bani Hanifah is tribe of central Arabia and its native land was around Saudi capital Riyadh, here. This has established that Najd and Iraq are not one and the same, and two Najd is in Arabia. Conclusion: Brother Abdullah’s position has been Najd is Iraq because Khawarij emerged from Iraq. Yet it has been established leader of Khawarij, Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamim and his Khariji companions of Banu Tamim were alive in time time of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) and resided in central Arabia surrounding Saudi capital of Riyadh. They had distinguishing feature of shaved heads like Abdullah Ibn Dhil Khawaisirah. From central Arabia these Najdis went to Syria with Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) to fight against Muawiyah (radiallah ta’ala anhu). Due to their self righteous attitude they were displeased with the decision of arbitration and decided to abandon camp of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu). They returned to Iraq and made Harura epic centre of their missionary activies and raided villages in Iraq on account the Muslims are polytheists and it is permissible to kill them. Note this was very same justification which Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab employed to justify raiding and killing of Muslims of Najd and Arabia in general. Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) assembled an army and put the Khawarij to sword in a battle at Nahrawan. Dhil Khawaisirah at-Tamim was amongst the dead of Khawarij proving he was a Khariji and so were his apparently righteous companions who would have embrassed the companions of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) due to their deeds of worship. Ahadith establish Kharijism originated from Arabian Peninsula from Najd, which is in East of Madinah. And in light of Hadith of Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) pointing toward house of Aysha (radiallah ta’ala anha) from pulpit of Masjid Nabvi this would be perfect East and toward Uyaynah; birth town of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, Dirriyah; missionary epic centre of Wahhabism, and Riyadh. Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab is from the progeny of Dhil Khawaisirah and leader of second major mutation of Kharijism. Wama alayna ilal balaghul mubeen. Muhammed Ali Razavi. FooNotes: - [1] "Narrated Ibn bbas: The Prophet said: "I have been made victorious with As-Saba (i.e. an easterly wind) and the people of Ad were destroyed by Ad-Dabur (i.e. a westerly wind)." Narrated Abu Said: Ali sent a piece of gold to the Prophet who distributed it among four persons: Al-Aqra' bin Habis Al-Hanzali from the tribe of Mujashi, Uyaina bin Badr Al-Fazari, Zaid At-Ta'i who belonged to (the tribe of) Bani Nahban, and Alqama bin Ulatha Al-Amir who belonged to (the tribe of) Bani Kilab. So the Quraish and the Ansar became angry and said: "He (the Prophet, ) gives the chief of Najd and does not give us." The Prophet said: "I give them so as to attract their hearts (to Islam)." Then a man with sunken eyes prominent cheeks, a raised forehead, a thick beard and a shaven head, came (in front of the Prophet ) and said: "Be afraid of Allah O Muhammad!" The Prophet said: "Who would obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair that) Allah has trusted all the people of the earth to me while, you do not trust me?" Somebody who, I think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, requested the Prophet to let him chop that man's head off but he prevented him. When the man left the Prophet said: "Among the off-spring of this man will be some who will recite the Qur'an but the Qur'an will not reach beyond their throats and they will renegade from the religion as an arrow goes through the game's body. They will kill the Muslims but will not disturb the idolaters. If I should live up to their time' I will kill them as the people of Ad were killed.” [Ref: Bukhari, B55, H558] - [2] “Narrated Abu Sa'id: While the Prophet was distributing something Abdullah Bin Dhil Khawaisira At-Tamimi came and said: "Be just O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet said: "Woe to you! Who would be just if I were not?" 'Umar bin Al-Khattab said: "Allow me to cut off his neck!" The Prophet said: "Leave him because he has companions, and if you compare your prayers with their prayers and your fasting with theirs, you will look down upon your prayers and fasting, in comparison to theirs. Yet they will go out of the religion as an arrow darts through the game's body. Wn which case if the Qudhadh of the arrow is examined, nothing will be found on it and when its Nasl is examined, nothing will be found on it; and then its Nadiyi is examined, nothing will be found on it. The arrow has been too fast to be smeared by excrement and blood. The sign by which these people will be recognized will be a man whose one hand will be like the breast of a woman. These people will appear when there will be differences among the people." Abu Sa'id added: I testify that I heard this from the Prophet and also testify that Ali killed those people while I was with him. The man with the description given by the Prophet was brought to Ali. The following verses (9:58) were revealed in connection with that very person (i.e. Abdullah Ibn Dhil-Khawaisira At-Tamimi): 'And among them are men who accuse you (O Muhammad) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms.'" [Ref: Bukhari, B84, H67] - [3] “Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:While the Prophet was distributing (spoils of war as charity) one day, Dhul Khawaisira, a man from the tribe of Bani Tamim said: "O Allah's Apostle! Act justly." The Prophets said: "Woe to you! Who else would act justly if I did not act justly?" 'Umar said (to the Prophet ): "Allow me to chop his neck off." The Prophet said: "No, for he has companions (who are apparently so pious that) if anyone of (you compares his prayer with) their prayer, he will consider his prayer inferior to theirs, and similarly his fasting inferior to theirs, but they will desert Islam (go out of religion) as an arrow goes through the victim's body (games) in which case if its Nasl is examined nothing will be seen thereon, and if its Nady is examined, nothing will be seen thereon, and if its Qudhadh is examined, nothing will be seen thereon, for the arrow has gone out too fast even for the excretions and blood to smear over it. Such people will come out at the time of difference among the (Muslim) people and the sign by which they will be recognized, will be a man whose one of the two hands will look like the breast of a woman or a lump of flesh moving loosely." Abu Said added: "I testify that I heard that from the Prophet and also testify that I was with Ali when Ali fought against those people. The man described by the Prophet was searched for among the killed, and was found, and he was exactly as the Prophet had described him." [Ref: Bukhari, H73, H184] - [4] His body at the bottom of pile indicates two things; he was in the front rows of Khariji army and after he was killed others came from back rows came forward to engage Ali’s (radiallah ta’ala anhu) army. It also indicates the army of Ali (radiallah ta’ala anhu) did not advance forward after killing the first rows but waited for the Khawarij to come for them resulting scenario of dead bodies on top of each other. - [5] “It has been narrated on the authority of Hudhaifa b. al-Yaman who said: People used to ask the Messenger of Allah about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times fearing lest they overtake me. I said: Messenger of Allah, we were in the midst of ignorance and evil, and then God brought us this good (time through Islam). Is there any bad time after this good one? He said: Yes. I asked: Will there be a good time again after that bad time? He said: Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil. I asked: What will be the evil hidden therein? He said: (That time will witness the rise of) the people who will adopt ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know good points as well as bad points. I asked: Will there be a bad time after this good one? He said: Yes. (A time will come) when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whoso responds to their call they will throw them into the fire. I said: Messenger of Allah, describe them for us. He said: All right. They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language. I said: Messenger of Allah, what do you suggest if I happen to live in that time? He said: You should stick to the main body of the Muslims and their leader. I said: If they have no (such thing as the) main body and have no leader? He said: Separate yourself from all these factions, though you may have to eat the roots of trees (in a jungle) until death comes to you and you are in this state.” [Ref: Muslim, B20, H4553] Part of Hadith quoted by me in the article referrs to a time way after the period of Salaf as-Saliheen so it cannot be applied upon first group of Khawarij. - [6] “It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri said: "When he was in Yemen, Ali sent a piece of gold that was still mixed with sediment to the Messenger of Allah, and the Messenger of Allah distributed it among four people: Al-Aqra' bin Habis Al-Hanzali, 'Uyaynah bin Badr Al-Fazari, 'Alqamah bin 'Ulathah Al- 'Amiri, who was from Banu Kilab and Zaid Al-Ta'I who was from Banu Nabhan. The Quraish" - he said one time: became angry and said: 'You give to the chiefs of Najd and that, so as to soften their hearts toward Islam.' Then a man with a thick beard, prominent cheeks, and a shaven head came and said: 'Fear Allah. O Muhammad! He said: 'Who would obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair that) He has entrusted me with all the people of the Earth but you do not trust me?' Then the man went away, and a man from among the people, whom they (the narrators) think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, asked for permission to kill him. The Messenger of Allah said: 'Among the offspring of this man will be some people who will recite the Qur'an but it will not go any further than their throats. They will kill the Muslims but leave the idol worshippers alone, and they will passes through Islam as an arrow passes through the body of the target. If I live to see them. I will kill them all, as the people of 'Ad were killed."' [Ref: Nisaee, B23, H2579] - [7] “Narrated Ibn Maqal: Ali led the funeral prayer of Sahl bin Hunaif and said: ‘He was one of the warriors of Badr.’" [Ref: Bukhari, B59, H341]
  14. Introduction: It is widely believed by Muslims; Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi was influenced by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab of Najd. During a discussion Deobandi brother accused Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Naeemi (rahimullah) of being dishonest and to said Mufti Naeemi (rahimullah) considers Deobandis as Wahhabis yet our scholars have declared Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab Khariji and heretic. We do not follow him therefore he is decieving public. My response was that originally: Shaykh Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi issued pro-Wahhabi fatwah, saying beliefs of Wahhabi movement were good. It was Shaykh Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri and Shaykh Hussain Ahmad Madani gave negative verdicts regarding Shaykh of Najd. Then Shaykh Manzoor Ahmad Naumani gave pro-Wahhabi judgment. In all honesty the verdict of Deobandism regarding Shaykh of Najd is divided and official position on Najdi Shaykhs preaching is: Choose position based on envoriment. A course of action Shaykh Ilyas Ghuman also suggested to his students in one of lectures. I reasoned Wahhabi label for Deobandi’s is based on two reasons: i) Due to conformity of understanding of Tawheed and Shirk, ii) and Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi being influenced by Shaykh of Najd’s preaching. He asked me to cite a example of belief in which Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi was influenced by Shaykh of Najd. After just one piece of evidence was presented, i.e. majority of Muslims is Mushrik, the discussion changed toward what Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi actually believed. Note the contention Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi was influenced heavily by Shaykh of Najd was reasoned in footnote one of this article. Important Information About Content Of Article: If any part of a sentenced is crossed out it is to indicate that original does not say or allude to this hence crossed out. At times such places would be corrected by me and the correction would appear in green. Blue writing in (black brackets) is where I have inserted one part of Hadith into another to convey accurate meaning of Hadith. Most Are Mushrik According To Ibnul Wahhab And Shaykh Dehalvi: Shaykh al-Najd wrote: "And I inform you about myself - I swear by Allah whom there is none worthy to worship except Him - I have sought knowledge and those who knew me believed that I had knowledge while I did not know the meaning of La Ilaha illa Allah at that time and did not know the religion of Islam before this grace that Allah favored. As well as my teachers (Mashayikh) no one among them knew that. And if someone from the scholars of al-'Aridh (the lands of Najd and surrounding areas) claims that he knew the meaning of La Ilaha illa Allah or knew the meaning of Islam before this time, or claims on behalf of his teachers that someone from them knew that, then he has lied and said falsehood and deceived the people and praised himself with something he does not possess." [Ref: al-Durar al-Saniyyah, 10/51, Translation by, Abu Sulayman, here.] Shaykh of Najd says no one beside him knew meaning of la ilaha il-Allah. Implication of which is that Shaykh believes everyone is Mushrik or atleast vast majority of people of Arabia were Mushrik at the time of Shaykh of Najd. And Shaykh of Najd and those who follow his teachings believe in ‘true’ Tawheed and ‘truly’ have understood Shirk. Therefore natural conclusion is Shaykh of Najd believes majority is Mushrik and those who believe him – minority – were Muwahideen. Coming to teaching of Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi; Shaykh Dehalvi writes: “First one should listen to is; a lot of Shirk is spreading amongsts people and pure Tawheed is rare. Yet most people do not understand the meaning of Tawheed and Shirk and claim to have Eman (i.e. faith) but in reality are caught in Shirk. So firstly meaning of Tawheed and Shirk should be understood so good and bad from perspective of Quran and Hadith can be known.One should listen, that most people in time of their hardship call upon Pirs and Prophets, Imams and matyrs, angels and fairies, and seek from them their desired, and vows for them, and for fullfilment of their needs give Nazr and Niaz, and for the dispelling of evil attributes their sons to them. One (from amongst polytheistic masses) names his son Abdul Nabi, one Ali Baksh, one Hussain Baksh, one Peer Baksh, one Madar Baksh, one Salar Baksh, one Ghulam Mohy Al-Din, one Ghulam Mohayn Al-Din, and to ensure their survival (of their sons) one keeps hair-lock in name of so, and one wears bracelet/neclace, one dresses up in particular clothes, one puts a chain (around the wrist), one dedicates an animal for someone, one invokes in time of difficulty, one takes an oath (of by name of human) in discussions, conclusion – all that which the Hindus enact for their idols so do these masquerading Muslims enact for saints, Prophets, leaders (i.e. Imams), Matyrs, angels and fairies. And yet continue to claim to be Muslims, subhan-Allah, (from) this face, and such a claim (of being Muslim), honourable Allah truthfully said in chapter Yusuf: "And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him." [Ref: 12:106] Meaning most people who claim to have Iman they are caught-up in Shirk. Then if there was someone to explain to them and says to them, you claim to have Eman and engage in actions of Shirk, so why do you combine these two paths (of Tawheed and Shirk)? They respond to him: ‘We do not committ Shirk but we make apparent our creed about Prophets and Awliyah. We would have been polytheists if we had taken these Prophets, Awliyah, Pir, Matyrs,as equals with Allah. This we don’t believe but we believe they are Allah’s subjects and His creation. And He has granted them power of excercising authority. With His will they exercise in world authority and invoking them is like invoking Allah, and seeking help from them is like seeking help from Him. These people are beloved to Allah as such they can do as they please and they are our intercessors and representatives in His court. To find them is to find God. And to invoke them is to gain nearness of Allah. And more we believe in them that much more we get closer to Allah.’ And they utter such type of none-sense.” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, Page 7/8, here.] It seems Shaykh Dehalvi spelt out what Shaykh of Najd said in slight of words. Shaykh Dehalvi said Tawheed is rare and most people do not understanding meaning of Tawheed which is characterised by la ilaha il-Allah. And most people claim to have Iman but in reality have fallen into Shirk. Implications of this is exactly in accordance with what Shaykh of Najd believed; majority is Mushrik, and minority who believes as Shaykh Dehalvi believes are upon Tawheed and Muslim. Argument In Defence Of Shaykh Dehalvi: Deobandi argued word akthar (اکثر) is used in following meanings; frequent, very much, great many, most, often, and generally, here. He also referrenced Darus Salam Published, English version of Taqwiyatul Iman in which disputed word was translated to mean ‘many’, here. He argued therefore the following should be translated: “First one should listen to is; a lot of Shirk is spreading amongsts people and pure Tawheed is rare. Yet generally do not understand the meaning of Tawheed and Shirk and claim to have Eman (i.e. faith) but in reality are caught in Shirk.” Of course if this translation is correct then his point will be established that Shaykh Dehalvi did not believe most/majority of Muslims are/were Mushriks during his life time. I replied: First of all the word ‘generally’ means commonly, predominantly. Something which isn’t generally available is predominantly unavailable, commonly not available so you loose the argument. Secondly the word nayab (نایاب) in Urdu is used in the following meanings; rare, unprocurable, unobtainable, not available, scarce, and precious, here. If something is rare/scarce then it means its not widely available and Shaykh stated Tawheed is scarce/rare therefore naturally Shirk is in majority. Hence in context of nayab (نایاب) word akthar (اکثر) can only mean most/majority and even if you use translate it with generally the meaning of predominantly/commonly is part of it. Argument From Tawheed Is Precious To Muslims: He argued saying; word nayab (نایاب) is in meaning of precious and therefore it should be translated to mean: “First one should listen to is; a lot of Shirk is spreading amongsts people and pure Tawheed is precious. Yet generally do not understand the meaning of Tawheed and Shirk and claim to have Eman (i.e. faith) but in reality are caught in Shirk.” He argued: Tawheed is precious because it is corner stone of Islam and Iman of a Muslim therefore it is correct translation. I replied: It is true that Tawheed is fundamental belief without which every belief and every action will be rejected and Shirk invalidates Islam. Contention is did Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi mean precious in sense you explained it! Granted nayab can mean precious but reciousness of something can also be associated with rareness. In English word precious in its adjective form is used to mean rare. And same is true in case of Urdu when it is said; this manuscript is nayab. The Nayab-ness, or preciousness, of manuscript could be due to its rarity. Anyhow we need to see if this is what the author intended in the statement. The Referrenced English Translation And My Take On It: The translation you referrenced has translated the disputed part as: “Polytheism is generally widespread among the people and the concept of monotheism is in scarcity. Many people who claim to be bearers of faith do not understand meanings of Tawheed and Shirk.” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, English version, by Darus Salaam, Page25, here.] They translated the word nayab (نایاب) to mean scarce and this boils down to mean word akthar (اکثر) means majority/most. If in their translation scarce is right translation then many does not need to be wrong because it is quite possible that translator used many to mean majority because in English many can be used for majority, here, and this would support my assertion. It is not unlikely that translator intended many in meaning of majority because right after chapter 2 of Quran verse106 he translated akthar (اکثر) to mean majority: “Those who profess to have faith in Allah while their actions reeking of polytheism: It means the majority (i.e. akthar) of people who out-wardly profess to have faith in Allah are in fact entangled in quagmire of polytheism.” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, English version, by Darus Salaam, Page25, here.] At minimum: If many in meaning of; multitude, large quantity, without meaning of majority is correct then scarce is wrong. And if scarce is right then many without meaning of majority is wrong. Now translator has translated aksar in meaning of majority and has conveyed the meaning Muslims in majority are caught up in Shirk. This does indicate that at the very least according to translator majority of Muslims are guilty of Shirk and don’t understand what Tawheed and Shirk is. Natural Meaning Of Statement, Taweel, And New Strategy: The natural meaning of what Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi wrote agrees with what the translator conveyed. And meaning which you’re attempting to drive from it is forced but there is a degree of uncerntaintity which isn’t enough to cast doubt on the natural meaning but enough introduce a weak Taweel. I want to move away from the linguistic argument and move to historical context. Historical Context Of Taqwiyatul Iman And The Present: Historically Shaykh Dehalvi wrote Taqwiyatul Iman against majority of Muslim population of subcontinent. Even at present beliefs and practices which he declared to be polytheistic are/were held by vast majority of Muslims of subcontinent. Deobandism and Ahle-Hadithism originated due to him and they are still a minority in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and in Bangladesh. Entire Taqwiyatul Iman is targetting beliefs and practices of vast majority of orthodox Muslims and proof you need to continue reading the entire quoted material and then connect info with current and than reality and if you’re truthful in your judgment you will come to conclusion which I have already: “One should listen, that most people in time of their hardship call upon Pirs and Prophets, Imams and matyrs, angels and fairies, and seek from them their desired, and vows for them, and for fullfilment of their needs give Nazr and Niaz, and for the dispelling of evil attributes their sons to them. One (from amongst polytheistic masses) names his son Abdul Nabi, one Ali Baksh, one Hussain Baksh, one Peer Baksh, one Madar Baksh, one Salar Baksh, one Ghulam Mohy Al-Din, one Ghulam Mohayn Al-Din, and to ensure their survival (of their sons) one keeps hair-lock in name of so, and one wears bracelet/neclace, one dresses up in particular clothes, one puts a chain (around the wrist), one dedicates an animal for someone, one invokes in time of difficulty, one takes an oath (of by name of human) in discussions, conclusion – all that which the Hindus enact for their idols so do these masquerading Muslims enact for saints, Prophets, leaders (i.e. Imams), Matyrs, angels and fairies. And yet continue to claim to be Muslims, subhan-Allah, (from) this face, and such a claim (of being Muslim), honourable Allah truthfully said in chapter Yusuf: "And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him." …” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, Page 7/8, here.] He replied: On historical basis, if Barelwism was majority, then it can be implied that Shaykh Dehalvi was writing about majority of Muslim nation of sub-continent but it isn’t obvious as you claim. Your point that Barelwism during his time held position of majority is debatable because in the context of word nayab (نایاب) it is said; Shirk is spreading and Tawheed is nayab: “First one should listen to is; a lot of Shirk is spreading amongsts people and pure Tawheed is nayab.” If Shirk is already spread and Tawheed is rare then Shirk doesn’t need to spread. Statement of Shaykh is based on fact that Muslims are Muwahideen and Shirk is beginning to spread in them. Therefore akthar (اکثر) means many and not most/majority. Responding To Argument Tawheed Was There And Shirk Was Spreading: I replied: Urdu version of Taqwiyatul Iman published by Darus Salam, page 41, modern rendering by Maulvi Ghulam Rasool Mehr, here, records statement: “Aam tor par logoon mein Shirk pehla huwa heh. Tawheed nayab hay.” Translates to mean: “Polytheism has generally spread amongst people. Tawheed is rare.” General spread of something denotes meaning of majorly spread. Alternative translation would be: “Polytheism is widepsread amongst people. Tawheed is rare.” Both translation convey meaning of polytheism being the order of day and Tawheed being scarce. English translation which you referrenced earlier has words: “Polytheism is generally widespread among the people and the concept of monotheism is in scarcity. Many people who claim to be bearers of faith do not understand meanings of Tawheed and Shirk.” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, English version, by Darus Salaam, Page25, here.] It does not say will be scarce which establishes Shaykh believed or at the very least people who share belief of Shaykh Dehalvi believe that Shaykh wrote Tawheed is nayab in his life time. Implication of which is he believes Tawheed was actually already nayab. It negates your assertion that he considered Muslims as Muwahideen. Also Shaykh Dehalvi wrote: “… Shirk logoon mein bhot pehal raha heh, aur asal Tawheed nayab, lekin …” Tranlates to mean: “… a lot of Shirk is spreading amongsts people and pure Tawheed is rare …” Asal means actual, real, genuine, and pure. If pure Tawheed is nayab then which Tawheed is established? Fake-Tawheed, Tawheed combined with Shirk! And he then goes on to highlight the Shirk of Muslims who don’t know Tawheed, nor understand Shirk: “One should listen, that most people in time of their hardship call upon Pirs and Prophets, Imams and matyrs, angels and fairies, and seek from them their desired, and vows for them, and for fullfilment of their needs give Nazr and Niaz, and for the dispelling of evil attributes their sons to them. One (from amongst polytheistic masses) names his son Abdul Nabi, one Ali Baksh, one Hussain Baksh, one Peer Baksh, one Madar Baksh, one Salar Baksh, one Ghulam Mohy Al-Din, one Ghulam Mohayn Al-Din, and to ensure their survival (of their sons) one keeps hair-lock in name of so, and one wears bracelet/neclace, one dresses up in particular clothes, one puts a chain (around the wrist), one dedicates an animal for someone, one invokes in time of difficulty, one takes an oath (of by name of human) in discussions, conclusion – all that which the Hindus enact for their idols so do these masquerading Muslims enact for saints, Prophets, leaders (i.e. Imams), Matyrs, angels and fairies. And yet continue to claim to be Muslims, subhan-Allah, (from) this face, and such a claim (of being Muslim), honourable Allah truthfully said in chapter Yusuf: "And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him." …” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, Page 7/8, here.] In reality he doesn’t believe they are Muwahideen in purest sense he believes they are following Tawheed contaminated with Shirk which he explicitly stated: “Then if there was someone to explain to them and says to them, you claim to have Eman and engage in actions of Shirk, so why do you combine these two paths (of Tawheed and Shirk)? They respond to him: …” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, Chapter (1) Explanation Of Tawheed And Shirk, Page 7/8, here.] And Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab too stated in his pamphlet size booklet published as Qawaid al-Arba that polytheists in reality affirmed aspect of Tawheed while mixing it with Shirk. Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi basicly put the implications of first three principles of Qawaid al-Arba, in his own words.[1] Your point does not prove that Shaykh believed Muslims were true Muwahideen but only points that Shaykh believed Muslims had elements of Tawheed mixed with Shirk and more Shirk is creeping into their already Shirki beliefs/practices. Change Of Battle Field Once Again: He wanted to respond but I stopped him and asked I would like to continue. I continued: I just want to ask you something before I continue: You agree all the beliefs/practices which Shaykh Dehalvi deemed polytheistic were of majority at least during his life time? He replied: It is debatable. I enquired: So you believe the Sufism/Barelwism became majority after his life time? He replied: Well it would seem so, in light of his following statement that the the current majority is result of missionary activity of Barelwis: “… a lot of Shirk is spreading amongsts people and pure Tawheed is nayab.” I replied: What if I can prove clearly that Shaykh Dehalvi believed Muslims of his time were all polytheists and Kafirs who returned to religion of their forefathers. Will you then accept Shaykh Dehalvi believed majority of Muslims, except those who followed his teaching, were Mushrik/Kafir? He said: If it can be established with clear evidence I would have no objection. Every Momin And Every Muslim Is Dead Only The Worst Kafirs Remain: I referrenced him the following portion, Shaykh Dehalvi writes: “Muslim mentions and quotes: “Aisha reported: I heard Allah's Messenger as saying: The (system) of night and day would not end until the people have taken to the worship of Lat and Uzza. I said: Allah's Messenger, I think when Allah has revealed this verse: "He it is Who has sent His Messenger with right guidance, and true religion, so that He may cause it to prevail upon all religions, though the polytheists are averse (to it)" (9:33), it implies that is going to be fulfilled. Thereupon he said: It would happen as Allah would like. Then Allah would send the sweet fragrant air by which everyone who has even a mustard grain of faith in Him would die and those only would survive who would have no goodness in them. And they would revert to the religion of their forefathers.” [Ref: Muslim, B41, H6945] Meaning which honorable Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) stated in Surah Tawbah that He sent His Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) with guidance and true religion to make it dominate/victorious over all religions even if the polytheists dislike it. Honorable Aisha (radiallah ta’ala anha) understood that this true religion will remain till the day of judgment. Honorable (Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said its domination will be established as much as Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) will wish. Then Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) himself will send a wind which will take the life of all good people i.e. in whose hearts there is even tiniest faith, will die and only those people will remain in whom there is no goodness. Meaning those who would not have no respect for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) nor desire to walk on the prophetic path. In fact they will revert to practices of their forefathers. This way they will fall into Shirk because most forefathers of old have been polytheist and foolish. Any who will walk on their path and adopt their customs will become polytheist. From this Hadith it is learnt that near the end of time Shirk of ancients will establish itself and it happened as Messenger of God said. Meaning like the Muslims behave polytheisticly with their Prophets, saints, Imams, and martyrs in the same way ancient polytheism is spreading. And (Muslims) believe in idols of Kafirs and act on their customs, like consulting a Brahmin (i.e. Hindu-Priest) …”[2] [Ref: Taqwiyat ul-Iman, Shah Ismail Dehalvi, Page62/63, here] I said to him; brother Shaykh Dehalvi believes the cold musky wind has already blown and people of Iman/Islam all have died. He replied: Brother you have assumed that death of Muslims with grain worth of faith means there is no degree of faith less then that. Shaykh means that only little faith have remained. I replied: Brother Ahadith make it clear that the wind which will blow will take life of every Momin and every Muslim: “… and the milch sheep would give so much milk that the whole family would be able to drink out of that and at that time Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Momin and every Muslim (i.e. فَتَقْبِضُ رُوحَ كُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ وَكُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ) and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them.” [Ref: Muslim, B041, H7015, here] And this Hadith is also recorded in Sunan Ibn Majah, here. I said: Brother Shaykh Dehalvi believed Momins and Muslims are dead. Natural meanin implication of which is he along those who followed him and everyone else in his time and thereafter are Kafirs of worst type. If we believe what the Messenger said then Shaykh Dehalvi not only made Takfir of entire Ummah but himself and those who followed him. I continued: Of course Shaykh Dehalvi doesn’t believe he and those who follow him are Mushrikeen/Kafir because he believes he knows Tawheed and understands Shirk like his followers. Shirk by reverting polytheism of ancient ancestors is for rest of Ummah which included the over whelming majority of Muslims and excluded a minority of his followers. Summing Up The Discussion And Silencing Opposition: In light of this we Muslims are justified to take position that Shaykh Dehalvi believed majority of Muslims around him were Mushrikeen like Shaykh of Najd. Therefore nayab didn’t mean precious but it meant rare. He replied: I can see the reason why you have taken the position that Shaykh Dehalvi believed majority of Muslims were Mushrikeen during his life time. I asked: Am I justified in holding to the understanding? He replied: Justified in light of evidence but I do not believe Shaykh Dehalvi purely believed what has become evident. I believe Shaykh didn’t fully understand the Hadith and wasn’t aware of Ahadith relating to the topic such as what you quoted (i.e. wind blowing and taking life of all Muslims and Momins). I replied: Brother Shaykh Dehalvi didn’t stop there he went on to list all the beliefs and actions which he deems polytheistic and which invalidate Islam and some these are beliefs and practices of majority. He replied: Based on the type of beliefs he considered polytheistic I can agree that he was targetting majority but not from what you quoted. I replied: If he was targetting majority then why would you not agree that in the quotes he targetted majority. The translation which you quoted in English even there nayab has been translated to mean rare/scarce. He said: I will have to think about this. I will get back to you regarding it. I said: Brother I will look forward to having a convincing response from you. He came back arguing Shaykh Dehalvi did say Muslims with iota of faith have died. He did not say Muslims alive during his time are Kafir/Mushriks. I asked: If Shaykh Dehalvi said Muslims have reverted to religion of their fore-fathers would that be construed to mean Kufr/Shirk of Muslism alive his time? He replied in affirmative. So I went on to quote the remaining part in which Shaykh wrote Muslims of then India have reverted to polytheism of Hinduism and Zorastarianism: “And (Muslims) believe in idols of Kafirs and act on their customs, like consulting a Brahmin (i.e. Hindu-Priest), enquiring about omens, believing in (auspicious and inauspicious) times,worshiping; goddess, (Hindu place) cremation, Hanuman, Loona Chamari, invoking during the time of Kalwa, celebrating Holi and Diwali, (persian new year i.e.) Nowruz, Maharjan … all practices are of Hindus and Zorastarians that have become tradition amongst Muslims. And from this we learn that in Muslims path of Shirk has mixed to such an extant that they have abandoned Quran and Hadith; instead have started to emulate practices of their fathers and grandads.” [Ref: Taqwiyat ul-Iman, Shah Ismail Dehalvi, Page62/63, here] He had no way out so he quit the discussion. Fault Of Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi In Light Of Prophetic Teaching: Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi taught and his believers agree that majority of Muslims in reality is engaged in Shirk. They do not know what Tawheed is and what Shirk is and Tawheed amongst Muslims is rare/scarce. If we go on the Hadith of wind blowing and taking life of ever person with spec worth of Eman; which is inclusive of every Muslim and Momin and what he said; “… and it happened as Messenger of God said.” then current whole Ummah is Kafir. And if we go by possible Taweel; in his time the whole Ummah had become Kafir and due to his efforts Tawheed was revived, then it would mean those who followed his version of teachings are Muwahideen and everyone else is believer in contaminated/impure version of Tawheed. And this would mean the majority without knowing proper understanding of Tawheed and Shirk is claiming to be Muslim when the reality is that they are not because they lack fundamental pre-requsite of Islam i.e.Tawheed: “… in discussions, conclusion – all that which the Hindus enact for their idols so do these masquerading Muslims enact for saints, Prophets, leaders (i.e. Imams), Matyrs, angels and fairies. And yet continue to claim to be Muslims, subhan-Allah, (from) this face, and such a claim (of being Muslim), honourable Allah truthfully said in …” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, Page 7/8, here.] The expression, aisa moonh, or this face, or such a face, in Urdu is associated with impossibility. It is said; aisa moonh aur yeh car. Indicating you’re so unworthy of your car. In the context Shaykh Dehalvi implied in context of all beliefs he detailed as polytheistic; they’re unworthy of claiming to be Muslim due to all the Shirk in their beliefs and practices. Verdict Of Prophetic Teaching On Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi’s Teaching: Islamic teaching taught by majority of Muslim scholarship and laity, known as Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah, contradict teaching of Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi. Muslims believe majority of Ummah and most definitely Ummah as a whole is protected from misguidance of innovation and anything greater then it such as Shirk because they are under protection of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala): “Ibn Abbas narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: "Allah's Hand is with the Jama'ah." [Ref: Tirmadhi, B7, H2166] “Ibn Umar narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: 'Indeed Allah will not gather my Ummah (upon deviation, and Allah's Hand is over the Jama'ah, and whoever deviates, he deviates to the Fire.’) Or he said: ('Indeed Allah will not gather) Muhammad’s Ummah upon deviation, and Allah's Hand is over the Jama'ah, and whoever deviates, he deviates to the Fire.” [Ref: Tirmadhi, B7, H2167] In another Hadith one who deviates from Jammah dies death of Jahilliyah (i.e. pre-Islamic era of Kufr): “One who found in his Amir something which he disliked should hold his patience, for one who separated from the main-body of the Muslims even to the extent of a handspan and then he died would die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahiliyyah.” [Ref: Muslims, B20, H4559] The enemy of religion of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and His Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam), at worst, wished to preach the notion Islamic Tawheed is no longer in existance and, at best, Noor of Tawheed is a flickering candle of Tawheed in storm of polytheists claiming to be Muslims. The Conquest And Domination Of Islam: And this teaching of, Muslims no longer being alive, was at a time when Islam has not reached its peak stated in the Hadith which he quoted. And return of Islamic rule as a force to be reckoned with was and is yet to take place. This global spread and domination of Islam would take place after return of Prophet Isa (alayhis salam), and birth of the righteous Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah alayhi ta’ala). And after their Khilafat is established, and Islam has reached its global domination once again, then after this the said wind will blow taking life of all Muslims and Momineen, and judgment day will be established on the disbelievers. In simple words events which were to unfold after Imam al-Mahdi (rahimullah) and Prophet Isa (alayhis salaam) he said have already materialised. This teaching of Shaykh Dehalvi was/is an evil innovation, as well as Takfir of entire Ummah, or at the very least majority of Ummah. Following two articles explain why judgment will be established upon disbelievers, here, here. Charging The Jammah Of Polytheism And Leaving the Jammah: Not only Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi left the Jammah of Muslims he had the odacity to accuse the Jammah of being Mushrikeen. Can there be doubt he died upon death of ignorance of Kufr in any heart of a believer? In another Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have said: “Anas bin Malik said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘My Ummah will not agree on misguidance, so if you see them differing follow the great majority.’” [Ref: Ibn Majah, B36, H3950] And in another Hadith Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is recorded to have said: “Abu Dharr (Allah be pleased with him) reported from the Prophet (Peace be upon him) that:"Two are better than one, and three better than two; so stick to the Jama'ah for verily Allah, Most Great and Glorious, will only unite my nation on guidance." [Ref: Musnad Ahmad, Kitab Al-Ansar, Abu Zar Al Ghaffari, Hadith 20776] The majority of Muslims during the life time of Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi then believed and now believe; Muslims Ummah as whole and majority of Ummah has remained free from Shirk only people deviod of correct understanding of Tawheed and Shirk believe contrary to it. It is important to point out Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) has said: “Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger said: "If a man says to his brother: ‘O Kafir!' Then surely one of them is such (i.e. a Kafir). " [Ref: Bukhari, B73, H125] “It is reported on the authority of Ibn Umar that the Apostle (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: When a man calls his brother an unbeliever, it returns (at least) to one of them.” [Ref: Muslim, B1, H116] The Enormity Of Shaykh Dehalvi’s Statement: A man who deemed, in worst case scenario, the entirity of Ummah, in best case scenario, majority of Ummah not knowing pure Tawheed, and said they have fallen into major Shirk. Can such a person be a Muslim on grounds of prophetic words? And one who believes as Shaykh Dehalvi believed and defends what Shaykh Dehalvi taught can such a person be upon true Islam? In accordance with following prophetic words has he/she deviated a hand span from Jammah to earn death of Jahilliyah or not: “… one who separated from the main-body of the Muslims even to the extent of a handspan and then he died would die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahiliyyah.” [Ref: Muslims, B20, H4559] I leave the impartial readers to judge the truth of matter. Allah guides whom He wills and misguidances whom He wills. Conclusion: Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi in best case scenario believe majority of Muslims in his time were polytheists because they did not understand pure Tawheed and as result they were guilty of Shirk. This happens to be a teaching of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab also. Natural reading of Shaykh Dehalvi’s controversial statement gives meaning of majority of Muslims have fallen into major Shirk and Tawheed is rare. Shaykh Dehalvi employed word (اکثر) to denote most/majorityin his statement and word (نایاب) in meaning of rare/scarce. Both of meaning which were disputed by Deobandi supporter of Shaykh Dehalvi but eventually he had to concede the understanding is valid after Shaykh Dehalvi’s another controversial statement was brought into discussion. Despite this acceptance the understanding is valid unfortunately Deobandi Brother has refused to accept the reality. Instead he held to his Taweel and makes excuse of ignorance for Shaykh Dehalvi. And this habbit of resorting to Taweel and defending Kufr is true to Deobandism and is old as Deobandism. Wama alayna ilal balaghul mubeen. Muhammed Ali Razavi FootNotes: - [1] Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi and traces of influence of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s pamphlet Qawaid al-Arba. The statement of Qawaid al-Arba which served the basis for Taqwiyat ul-Iman’s explanation/expansion will be coded with same color. This will point out which statement Shaykh Dehalvi took from Qawaid al-Arba and expanded it in Taqwiyat ul-Iman. End. Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s statement: 1st: “The first principle is that you know the kuffaar, whom the Messenger saws fought, used to affirm that Allaah, the Most High, was the Creator and the Disposer of all the affairs but that did not enter them into Islam and the proof is His, the Most High's, saying, …” 2nd: “The second principle: That they (the mushrikeen) say: "We do not call upon and turn towards them except to seek nearness and intercession (with Allaah)". So the proof against seeking nearness (through awliyaa) is His, saying, …” 3rd: “The third principle is that the Prophet (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) encountered people differing in their worship. Amongst them were people who worshipped the angels, some who worshiped the prophets and the righteous men and others who worshipped stones, trees, the sun and the moon. The Messenger of Allaah (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) fought them and did not differentiate between them.” [Ref: Qawaid al-Arba, by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, here.] Shaykh Ismail Dehalvi’s statement: “First one should listen to is; a lot of Shirk is spreading amongsts people and pure Tawheed is rare. Yet most people do not understand the meaning of Tawheed and Shirk and claim to have Eman (i.e. faith) but in reality are caught in Shirk. So firstly meaning of Tawheed and Shirk should be understood so good and bad from perspective of Quran and Hadith can be known.One should listen, that most people in time of their hardship call upon Pirs and Prophets, Imams and matyrs, angels and fairies, and seek from them their desired, and vows for them, and for fullfilment of their needs give Nazr and Niaz, and for the dispelling of evil attributes their sons to them. One (from amongst polytheistic masses) names his son Abdul Nabi, one Ali Baksh, one Hussain Baksh, one Peer Baksh, one Madar Baksh, one Salar Baksh, one Ghulam Mohy Al-Din, one Ghulam Mohayn Al-Din, and to ensure their survival (of their sons) one keeps hair-lock in name of so, and one wears bracelet/neclace, one dresses up in particular clothes, one puts a chain (around the wrist), one dedicates an animal for someone, one invokes in time of difficulty, one takes an oath (of by name of human) in discussions, conclusion – all that which the Hindus enact for their idols so do these masquerading Muslims enact for saints, Prophets, leaders (i.e. Imams), Matyrs, angels and fairies. And yet continue to claim to be Muslims, subhan-Allah, (from) this face, and such a claim (of being Muslim), honourable Allah truthfully said in chapter Yusuf: "And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him." [Ref: 12:106] Meaning most people who claim to have Iman they are caught-up in Shirk. Then if there was someone to explain to them and says to them, you claim to have Eman and engage in actions of Shirk, so why do you combine these two paths (of Tawheed and Shirk)? They respond to him: ‘We do not committ Shirk but we make apparent our creed about Prophets and Awliyah. We would have been polytheists if we had taken these Prophets, Awliyah, Pir, Matyrs,as equals with Allah. This we don’t believe but we believe they are Allah’s subjects and His creation. And He has granted them power of excercising authority. With His will they exercise in world authority and invoking them is like invoking Allah, and seeking help from them is like seeking help from Him. These people are beloved to Allah as such they can do as they please and they are our intercessors and representatives in His court. To find them is to find God. And to invoke them is to gain nearness of Allah. And more we believe in them that much more we get closer to Allah.’ And they utter such type of none-sense.” [Ref: Taqwiyatul Iman, Page 7/8, here.] End. Red: Qawaid and Taqwiyat do not deem Muslims as Muwahideen even though they affirmed belief in Tawheed. Both Shuyukh explain in their entirity of their quoted material why the Muslims are not actually Muwahideen, nor Muslims in their quoted material. Purple: Shaykh Ibnul Abdul Wahhab quotes a excuse which polytheists employed to justify their belief of Ilahiyyah for their idols and their worship. And note What Shaykh Dehalvi wrote in underlined parts. Sky-Blue: Shaykh Ibnul Abdul Wahhab lists all which allegedly what the Muslims worship and so does Shaykh Dehalvi in his Taqwiyat ul-Iman. To be precise Shaykh Dehalvi goes further and explains how else Shirk is committed by Muslims - via naming, dressing, and performing certain actions. And all these points are based on one or another chapter of Kitab al-Tawheed of Shaykh Ibnul Abdul Wahhab. End. Scholars have opined book Taqwiyat ul-Iman originally was written in Arabic as Risala ash-Shirk and published as such and in second or third print the name was changed to Taqwiyat ul-Iman. They argue it was not actual work of Shaykh Dehalvi but work of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab. And Shaykh Dehalvi only translated it into Urdu and published it. This seems to be strong possibility because the Urdu reading of Taqwiyat ul-Iman is very strange and lacks flow which gives impression it was not originally written in Urdu. When Taqwiyat ul-Iman is compared other Urdu works of Shaykh Dehalvi the clarity, smoothness of Urdu expression in those books is obvious, indicating that Shaykh Dehalvi writing style was not peculiar but wrote Urdu perfectly fine. And this strengthens the understanding that Taqwiyat ul-Iman was translation of Arabic. Also by considering the similarity of Qawaid al-Arba and how it fits well into first chapter of Taqwiyat ul-Iman natural conclusion is author of these two was same. Even if this contention is rejected the fact that Shaykh Dehalvi was heavily influenced by Shaykh Ibnul Abdul Wahhab cannot be rejected by impartial observant. End. In the best case scenarior Shaykh Dehalvi was influenced by Shaykh Ibnul Abdul Wahhab. And the worst case scenario; Shaykh Dehalvi brought from Arabia a unpublished work of Shaykh Ibnul Abdul Wahhab, translated it to Urdu, and published it with his name. - [2] Following is Wahhabi translation of Taqwiyat ul-Iman: “It has been narrated by Aishah (May Allah be pleased with Her) that she heard Allah's Prophet (peace be upon Him saying: "The day and night shall continue to chase each other until Al-Laat and Al-Uzza (names of two idols) are not worshipped again." She asked him, "O Allah's Prophet! Since Allah has revealed the verse, 'He it is Who sent His Messenger (Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) hate (it).' I was predominantly of the view that this religion shall prevail until the end (without receding)." The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) answered that this religion shall continue to thrive with the same magnificence as long as Allah wills it to be. Then Allah will send down a blissful and chaste breeze which, (in its wake) shall take away the lives of all who even possess merely an iota of Iman (Faith) in their hearts. Only the bad and vice-ridden people shall be spared to exist who will revert to the religion of their fore-fathers." (Muslim) It implies that the sense which `Aishah (May Allah have mercy on her) inferred from the verse of Sural Al-Bara'ah (At-Taubah) is that Islam shall prevail until the Doomsday. The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) stated that Islam's supremacy shall persist as long as Allah wills it to be. Then Allah will send down a blissful and chaste breeze which will end the lives of all those having the least amount of Faith whereas the vice-ridden and irreligious people shall be spared to live on. The hearts of these people shall be devoid of the respect of Allah nor interest in following the path of Messenger dignity the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) nor shall they have any interest in religion. They shall eagerly snap on the customs and rituals of their grand-fathers who were none other than the ignorant polytheists. A man who adopts the ways of the polytheists will naturally become one of them. Thus it becomes known to us that the old polytheism shall also be wide-spread during the concluding periodic phase of the world. Presently, all kinds of Shirk (both the ancient and new ones) are rampant among the Muslims. What the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) prophesied) earlier seems to be coming true now (Urdu original;) so pay-ghambar khuda kay farmanay kay mowafiq huwa (translation of original;) so it happened in accordance with utterance of Messenger.. For instance, the Muslims are treating Prophets, saints, Imam and martyrs etc. polytheistically. Similarly the old polytheism also seems to be gaining ground as the Muslims deify and believe in the idols peculiarly belonging to the polytheists and follow their rituals, i.e. consulting pundits about the future events …” [Ref: Taqwiyat ul-Iman, Shah Ismail Dehalvi, Dar us-Salam, Riyadh, Pages 58/59, here.] Please note Dar us-Salam’s translator deliberately has altered original and these places are just couple of examples. In reality the translator, following on the Sunnah of Wahhabism - of distorting texts to conform to their beliefs - has deliberately mistranslated many portions of the book. To the point; crossed-out writing was what the translator dishonestly inserted and in green is my translation directly from original.
  15. Introduction: Over a year ago I wrote an article explaning how Hadith of good and evil Sunnah means innovated good/evil Sunnah, here. While writing the article I noted Salafi Shaykh and a sister were attempting to make distinction between evil/sinful innovation and evil/sinful Sunnah. While I was re-reading the article in order to revise the article I noted what the distinction between evil/sinful Sunnah and Biddah is non-existant. This article will explain and point out correct understanding with regards to this subject. Hadith To Be Focus Of This Discussion: “He who introduced some good Sunnah in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil Sunnah in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without their's being diminished in any respect.” [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] Brief BackGround: Brother Abul Fadl enquired: “I know there is disagreement about Bid'ah Hasanah and Dalâlah. I would like to know how the opponents of Bid'ah Hasanah interpret and understand "sunnah sayyi'ah"? BarakAllâhu fîk and thanks in advance.” [Ref: Abul Fadl, post 1] Shaykh Aymen Bin Khaled replied saying Sunnah sayyi’ah is understood to be sinful actions: “Scholars identify "sunnah sayyi'ah" as sins whereas "Bid'ah" can be sinful and can be not sinful. If you know Arabic view: … elsewise, what I have said sums up the fatwa. Wallahu A'lam.” [Ref: Ayman Bin Khaled, post 2] Sister Um Abdullah also responded to this question, similar to what Shaykh Aymen stated, in a lengthy post: “Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah. Bidah in the language is categorized to good and bad (the five categories of bidah stated by some shafi'i scholars falls under this, just check the examples they gave for each category and it will be clear), but bidah in deen/worship is all bad, and what makes a bidah in deen is a long detailed topic that can't be discussed in one post. And what is fatwa says is that if it has a daleel in shari'ah then it good bidah, which means that it is bidah in language not in shari'ah, because if it has daleel from shari'ah it wouldn't be a bidah in shari'ah because it is already part of shari'ah, and bidah is something that is new to shariah, that was not part of it, then was added to it, and not something that already exists in shari'ah. As for sunnah sayi'ah, it is every sin/evil that is done which people follow the person in doing it. And sunnah hasanah is opposite, it is every good deed done which people follow hte person in doing it, like in story of the hadith, the good deed was sadaqah. And judgement on something being good or bad is shari'ah, if it is considered good inshari'ah then it is good, and if shari'ah declares it bad, then it is bad.” [Ref: Um Abdullah M, post 4] Sunnah Hasanah And In Context Of Hadith: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) said: “He who introduced some good Sunnah in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect.” [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] Reward is for a type of good Sunnah which is not already in Islam but is to be introduced in Islam. And this is definition of innovation according to Muslims and even sister Umm Abdullah: “…and bidah is something that is new to shariah, that was not part of it, then was added to it, and not something that already exists in shari'ah …” Therefore Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) told of reward for innovating and introducing good Sunnah into Islam. Shaykh Aymen And Sister Um Abdullah: Shaykh wrote: “Scholars identify evil Sunnah as sins whereas innovation can be sinful and can be not sinful. If you know Arabic view: … elsewise, what I have said sums up the fatwa. Wallahu A'lam.” Firstly Shaykh states innovation can be sinful and not be sinful but so can the Sunnah be sinful and not be sinful. Please consider the following evidence: “He who introduced some good Sunnah in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil Sunnah in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without their's being diminished in any respect.” [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] Therefore this is cannot be the feature which distinguishes between Sunnah and Biddah. Shaykh will not protest to this because Hadith establishes the parts he did not mention regarding Sunnah. Sister Um Abdullah Stated: “As for sunnah sayi'ah, it is every sin/evil that is done which people follow the person in doing it. And sunnah hasanah is opposite, it is every good deed done which people follow the person in doing it, like in story of the hadith, the good deed was sadaqah.” Yet according to Ahadith evil innovation is same: “And whoever بِدْعَةً ابْتَدَعَ (i.e. introduces an innovation) that is acted upon, will have a burden of sins equivalent to that of those who act upon it, withot that detracting from the burden of those who act upon it in the slightest.'" [Ref: Ibn Majah, B1, H209] “And whoever introduces a ضَلاَلَةٍ بِدْعَةَ (i.e.reprehensible innovation) with which Allah is not pleased nor His Messenger then he shall receive sins similar to whoever acts upon it without that diminishing anything from the sins of the people." [Ref: Tirmadhi, B29, H2677] Therefore what sister Um Abdullah stated does not and cannot be correct understanding of what evil Sunnah is. Son Of Prophet Adam And His Evil Sunnah/Biddah Of Murder: Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi was’sallam) is reported to have stated: “Narrated Abdullah: Allah's Messenger said, "Whenever a person is murdered unjustly, there is a share from the burden of the crime on the first son of Adam for he was the first to start the Sunnah (i.e.tradition) of murdering." [Ref: Bukhari, B55, H552] Based on the fact that son of Prophet Adam (alayhis salam) will inherit the sin from every murder he has introduced an evil Sunnah/Biddah: “And whoever introduces an evil innovation that is acted upon, will have a burden of sins equivalent to that of those who act upon it, withot that detracting from the burden of those who act upon it in the slightest.'" [Ref: Ibn Majah, B1, H209] “And he who introduced some evil Sunnah in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without their's being diminished in any respect.” [Ref: Muslim, B34, H6466] And therefore the conclusion regarding sinful/evil Biddah and sinful/evil Sunnah would be: Evil Biddah/Sunnah is sinful action, which did not exist before, but is practiced in immitation after it has originated. Another way a sinful act can become evil Sunnah/Biddah when it is deemed permissible in Islam. Examples of these types of evil Sunnahs/Biddahs would be photos, paying and taking interest on money and goods person believes there are ‘valid’ exceptions. Conclusion: Good and evil Sunnahs are those innovations which has bee introduced and made part of Islam. And the reward and sin told in the Hadith is for adhering to innovated good/evil Sunnah which did not exist in Islam as prophetic Sunnah or instruction of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) in Quran. There is no clear distinction between Hadith of good/evil Sunnah in Islam and innovation and evidence establishes one is the other. Wama alayna ilal balaghul mubeen. Muhammed Ali Razavi.