Imam fadl al Haq and Ismail Dehlavi

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Imam Fadl Haq Khairabadi al Chishti (Rh) took strong objection on Wahabbi maulvi Ismail Dehlavi on the matter of Imakn al Kidhb,Imtina’ al Nazir and on the matter of shafa’at ( intercession) of the prophet (sal allahu alayhi wa sallam).

(1)In 1240 A.H, Imam Fadl Haq Khairabadi al Chishti along with thirteen other leading scholars issued the fatwa of kufr upon Ismail Dehlavi. All these fourteen scholars were the leading students of Shah Abdul Aziz Dehlavi (Rh). The fatwa was published in Tahqiq al Fatwa, signed by all fourteen scholars. The fatwa can be seen here.


(2)1246 A.H: Ismail Dehlavi died in 1246 A.H/1831 C.E.

As per the deobandi version, Imam Fadl Haq lamented this death and called him a great scholar by calling him Hakim [doctor] of Ummat-i-Muhammadiya (sal allahu alayhi wa sallam). Please note the first person to propagate this story was a man called Fadl Hasan Bihari in the book “al Hayāt baa’d al mamāt

(3) 1269 AH: In 1269 A.H,Ali Ahmed Tonki Rampuri wrote a book defending the corrupt belief of Ismail Dehlavi on the matter of Imakn al Kidhb and Imtina’ al Nazir . Imam Fadl Haq Khairabadi al Chishti refuted this book and again issued a fatwa, which was signed by thirty four leading scholars of that time. This fatwa was issued in Persian and was published from Matbae Hidaya, Delhi.

This proves that even in 1269 A.H,[twenty three years after the death of Ismail Dehlavi] Imam Fadl Haq had the same stand which he had in 1240 A.H while issuing the fatwa of Kufr upon Ismail Dehlavi. Is there any door open for the deobandi story that Imam Fadl Haq praised Ismail Dehlavi in 1246 A.H?

(4)1270 A.H: In 1270 A.H Imam Fadl Haq Khairabadi al Chishti completed his master piece Persian work and called it Imtina’ al Nazir. In this book he again proved that the statement of Ismail Dehlavi [If Allah so wishes, he can create millions like Prophet Salla allahu alaihi wa sallam) is Kufr. The great scholar also refuted all the possible interpretation of this statement and belief.

We see that even in 1270 A.H, Imam Fadl Haq remained steadfast upon his fatwa which he issued upon Ismail Dehlavi in 1240 A.H. So where is the possibility of him praising Ismail Dehlavi in 1246 A.H?

In the same year, 1270 A.H, Mawlānā Fadl Rasul Badayuni wrote Al mutaqad in which he not only refuted Ismail Dehlavi on the matter of of Imakn al Kidhb and Imtina’ al Nazir but also the other corrupt belief of the Wahabbis. Imam Fadl Haq wrote taqridh on this book and approved it saying: “This book describes the true aqida and also refutes the heretical sects…”

If Imam Fadl Haq lamented the death of Ismail Dehlavi and called him a great scholar in 1246 A.H, then why is he agreeing with the fatwa of kufr upon Ismail Dehlavi in 1270 A.H?

Around 1270 A.H/ 1853 A.H, Haider Ali Tonki wrote a couplet praising Ismail Dehlavi. It reads

اتهجو عالماً بر اً تقياً وعندالله فى ذاك انتقام

(Rough Translation)

Do you ridicule a God fearing scholar; you will be retaliated for this by God

Imam Fadl Haq Khairabadi al Chishti was a fil badi shayar .He was a master poet and had high command on Arabic language. He wrote

اتمدح جاهلاَ شر اَ شقياً تدار كم من الله انتقام

و انكر جا حداً غياَ وجحلاً شفا عة من يلو ذ به الانام

و حرم ان يؤم بشد رحل ل مزار دونه البيت الحرام

وجوز ان يقول الله كذباً وقول الكذب منقصة وذام

فجوز ان يكون نظاءرفى الكمال لمن له الفضل العظام

Rough Translation

Do you praise an ignorant, evil and a naughty person, who was revenged by the God

His stubbornness caused him to go deviated and he denied the intercession of that blessed personality, to whom the entire creation need for their salvation

And he prohibited traveling to the blessed place (the grave of the prophet, sal allahu alayhi wa sallam) which is even more blessed than bait al harām

And he said that it is possible for Allah to lie, where as lie is a defect and a flaw

And he said there is a possibility of a similar being (mithl) about him ( sal allahu alayhi wa sallam) who is perfect and has so many virtues

These couplets refute Ismail Dehlavi on the topic of Imakn al Kidhb,Imtina’ al Nazir and shafa’at. He wrote around thirty five more couplets in which he has refuted the aqida of Ismail Dehlavi.

This shows that in 1270 A.H Imam Fad Haq Khairabadi was firm on his stand which he expressed in 1240 A.H

This is just a deobandi cock and bull story which says that Imam Fadl Haq Khairabadi al Chishti lamented the death of Ismail Dehlavi and even praised him!

Readers can see that his deobandi author has borrowed this story from another deobandi, who is famous on internet for spreading lies.

The deobandi author is not seeking truth. Had he been seeking truth, he would have researched and studied before attacking the great scholars of ahlus sunnah wal jamah.

Look how the deobandi author attacks Shaykh Gibril. He writes:

Gibril Haddad wrote a review of Taqwiyat al-Iman based on its English Translation some years ago which is full of hyperbole and misinformation as a result of his bias, dishonesty, ignorance and over-reliance on the translation

Readers can see who is biased, dishonest and ignorant!!

The deobandi further writes

His source for this and further statements is an internet article written against Deobandis.

Whatever Shaykh Gibril has mentioned is from Quran, Sunnah and authentic historical books, where as this deobandi took everything from internet or the translated works! He doesn’t even quote original Taqwiyatul Iman but its English and Arabic translation!

The deobandi author is trying to praise Ismail Dehlavi who said

In Salah, thought of intercourse with your wife or evil temptation of adultery is better, and to think about a Shaykh or a pious person even thinking about the Holy Prophet is much worse than thinking of your own donkey or oxen.” [Siraat-e-Mustaqeem, persian, p.86)

Let us see, what Ashraf Ali Thanvi says:

Question: [By Abdul Majid Daryabadi, disciple and Khalifa of Ashraf Ali thanvi]

Is it permissible for me to imagine you during salah for concentration?

Answer [ By Ashraf Ali Thanvi]

It is correct as long as you do not disclose this to other people”
( Hakimul Ummat page 54)

This shows the secret nature of this deobandi cult. They keep their secret teachings among themselves and do not want others to know about it!

They all love this man Ismail Dehlavi!

After all

kullu shai in yarjuhu ila aslihi

Everything returns to its origin

Abdullah Sabri Chishti

15Ramadhan al Mubarak 1432

16 Aug 2011