Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Fazile Barelvi
A’LAA HAZRATIMAM AHMED RAZA KHAN A SIGN OF RECOGNITION FOR ALLAH DEEN
Throughout the world, the enemy of Islam and the misled sects are raising their heads once again, intent on causing harm to the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at.
They try to mislead the unsuspecting Sunnis by claiming to be The Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at, yet they regard the teachings and practices of our pious predecessors as bid’at or acts of ignorance.
In a time like this, there is a need to know who has been chosen from the court of Almighty Allah as the sign of recognition for His Deen.
No matter where in the world one maybe, he will notice that in this century, Almighty Allah has chosen Mujaddid-e-Deen-o-Millat Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaadiri as the sign of
recognition of His Deen.
This Aashiq-e-Rasool who was chosen as a sign of recognition was no ordinary person. He was drowned in the shoreless seas of love of the Beloved Prophet Peace and salutations upon him.
Aala Hazrat instilled the love of the Prophet into the hearts of the people in the time when the forces of shaitaan were working tirelessly to remove this love from the hearts of the Muslim Ummah.
Aala Hazrat was not just one ordinary man. He became the source of the manifestation of light and the love of the Prophet throughout the Globe.
He blessed the world with once again attaining the true love of the Prophet Peace and salutations upon him. He left no stone unturned in trying to protect the Imaan of the Muslim Ummah, and at the same time, he built a great fort of knowledge, wisdom, and piety, around him, in the form of illustrious students and Khulafa like, Sadrush Shariah; Burhan-e-Millat; Mufti Mahmud Jaan Peshawari
and Allama Abdul Aleem Siddique (alaihimur Rahma) etc.
who remained steadfast in their mission to spread the true teachings of Islam. There is no doubt that Aala Hazrat was a great reformer and a true Aashiq-e-Rasool Peace and salutations upon him. Today, on
On one hand, there are those who question the motives of disciples and well-wishers, who commemorate the Urs of Aala Hazrat, whilst on the other hand, there are those who cannot bear to hear the name
of this great Wali of Allah.
People ask the reason for which the name of Aala Hazrat has been given such high status. It must be made clear that Grace and Disgrace are from Allah. Almighty Allah chooses whom He Wills to be the Sign of Recognition for His Deen and Alhamdulillah, he has chosen in this century the personality of Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan and He has given recognition to this Deen through the teachings of Aala Hazrat, commonly known by those all over the world as MASLAK-EAALA HAZRAT.
We should be honored and pleased to be granted the opportunity of being humble disciples and followers of MASLAK-E-AALA HAZRAT, to be chosen to serve the mission of the personality
chosen by Allah for the service of His Deen, is a great honor and a means of attaining immense blessings
Dushman-e-Deen ko Mitaane ke liye
To Destroy the Enemies of Deen-e-Islam
Maslak-e-Ahmed Raza Talwaar he
The Maslak of Aala Hazrat is a Naked Sword
Khanqaho ki Hifaazat ke Liye
For the protection of the Nobility of the Khanqahs
Maslak-e-Ahmed Raza Deewar he
The Maslak of Aala Hazrat is a Fortress (Wall)
AALA HAZRAT ON PHOTOGRAPHY
Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaadiri mentioning the Khutbah of Ataya al-Qadeer fi Hukmit Tasweer, the book wherein he proves that to take and keep photographs of living objects are Haraam.
A few short narrations from the said book are presented below: In the Khutbah Aala Hazrat says, “All Praise is for Allah, Who is the Creator and the Maker of features, who blessed us with good features and alone, He created the minutest of minute things in the universe. and He destined severe chastisement and intense punishment for those who replicate that which He has created.
They replicate Allah’s creation, then let them create one speck or one grain of wheat. Durood and salaams upon him, who came destroying idols and who commanded big and small photographs to be Haraam, and said it to be a major sin; and peace and salutations upon his family and companions and upon his respected (son)descendant Ghaus-e-Azam and peace and blessings upon the entire ummah, according to their status and excellence.
My Creator! I seek your refuge from the whispering of shaitaan and I seek Your protection so that he does not come near me.”Aala Hazrat further quotes the following Hadith Shareef; Hazrat Abu Hurairah says that the Beloved Rasool said, “Jibra’eel (alaihis salaam) came to me and said, ‘Last night I came to present myself in your Holy Court, but I did not enter as there were pictures (of living things) on the doorway and there is a curtain in the house which has pictures on it and there is a dog in the house, thus please command that the pictures that are there should have the heads removed so that it takes the form of a tree and cut the cloth of the curtain in two parts and use it to make pillows so that the figures on it may be destroyed and let the dog be removed The Prophet did exactly that.
”It is in Bukhari and Muslim from Ummul Mo’mineen Siddiqa (radiAllahu anha),“When the Holy Prophet took ill (in the eyes of the world) some of the Prophet’s wives spoke about a certain church which was known as Maaria and Umme Salma and Umme Habeeba (radiAllahu anhuma) have journeyed there whilst on their trips to Abyssinia and they spoke about the beauty of Abyssinia and they also spoke about photographs seen therein, so the Prophet raised his blessed head and then said, ‘When a pious person passed away amongst them, they build a place of worship on his grave and then they take his picture. These are the worst of Allah’screation.’”It is in Mirkaat Sharah Mishkaat, “In other words, they made the pictures of their pious people so that they will look at these pictures and remember Allah and that they may be drawn towards Ibaadat, then those who came after them, shaitaan adorned this action for them even more and said, ‘Your predecessors worshipped these pictures,’ and they fell into idol worshipping.”The Holy Prophet has mentioned in Mutawatir (Hadith narrated in succession by numerous narrators); “Angels of Mercy do not enter that home in which there are pictures (of living things) or dogs.”
(This Hadith has been recorded by Imam Ahmed and by the compilers of Sihah Sitta namely, Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmizi, Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah. It has also been recorded in Tahaawifrom Abu Talha and Bukhari has narrated from Hazrat Abdullah ibn Umar and Abdullah ibn Abbas Radi Allahu anhuma and Muslim,Abu Dawud, Nasa’i and Tahaawi have also narrated from UmmulMo’mineen Maymuna (radi Allahu anha).
Also Imam Muslim, Ibn Majah and Tahaawi have narrated it from Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa (radi Allahu anha) and Ahmed, Muslim, Nasa’i, Tahaawi, Ibn Hib’ban narrated it from Hazrat Abu Hurairah and Imam Ahmed, Daarmi, Saeed ibn Mansoor, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, ibn Majah, ibn Khuzaima, Abu Ya’la, Tahaawi and IbnHib’ban, Zia, Shashi, and Abu Nu’aim in Hilya have narrated fromAmeerul Mo’mineen Hazrat Ali Imam Maalik recorded it in Mu’atta and Tirmizi and Tahaawinarrated the same from Abu Saeed Khudri and also Imam AhmedTahaawi, Tabrani in Mu’jam Kabeer from Hazrat Usaama bin Zaid and Tahaawi also narrated from Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansaari.
I (A’la Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Radi Allahu anhu)have explained these Ahadith (in detail) in my Fatawah.