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IMAM-E-AHLE SUNNAT
A'LA HAZRAT ASH SHAH IMAM AHMED RAZA KHAN AL-QADRI 
(RADI ALLAHU ANHU)

INCIDENTS POINTING TO HIS IMMENSE KNOWLEDGE
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Speaking about A'la Hazrat's (radi Allahu anhu) immense knowledge, Dr Sayyid Muhammad Abdullah, Chairman: Department of Encyclopedia of Islam, University of Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan) said: "The scholar is said to be the mind and spokesman of the nation, especially that scholar who derives inspiration, thought and vision from the Holy Quran, and the Holy Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), traditions, a narra tion of divine knowledge, and exponent of divine scheme. He is the voice of the Creator, a benefactor of mankind. It is not an over statement of exaggeration, but acceptance of truth to say that Ahmad Raza is such a scholar.



"He, indeed, is a renowned scholar, great philosopher, eminent Ju rist, man of vision, interpreter of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet's (peace be upon him) traditions, and a spell binding orator." A few days after the Nikah of A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu), a



certain person came to Bareilly Shareef. He presented a Fatawa of Maulana Irshaad Hussain Mujaddidi (radi Allahu anhu) to Hazrat Allamah Maulana Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) for an answer. The Fatawa bore the signatures of many Ulema.


Hazrat Allamah Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu), instructed the messenger with the following words: "Go into the room. Moulvi Sahib is there. He will answer your question." The messenger entered the room and only saw A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) sitting there. He returned to Hazrat Allamah Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) and said. "There is no Moului Sahib there. All I see in the room is a young lad." Hazrat Allamah Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) told the messenger: "Give the Mas'ala to him and he will answer it." The messenger went to A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) and handed him the Fatawa. He studied it and realized that the answer on the Fatawa of Maulana Irshaad Hussain (radi Allahu anhu) was incorrect. A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) wrote the correct answer to the Fatawa and respectfully presented it to his father. His father verified his (radi Allahu anhu) answer as being correct.


The very same Fatawa was then taken to the Governor of Rampur. After studying the Fatawa of A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu), the Gover nor requested the presence of Maulana Irshaad Hussain Sahib (radi Allahu anhu). When the said Maulana appeared before the Governor, the Fatawa was shown to him. Mufti Irshaad Hussain Sahib (radi Allahu anhu) hum bly acknowledged that his Fatawa was incorrect and that the Fatawa from Bareilly Shareef was the correct answer. The Governor of Rampur then said, "If the Fatawa of Bareilly is correct, then how is it that all the other Ulema verified and endorsed your Fatawa?" Maulana Irshaad Hussain (radi Allahu anhu) replied, 



"THEY ENDORSED MY FATAWA BE CAUSE I AM PROMINENT, BUT THE TRUE FATAWA IS THE ONE WRITTEN BY THE MUFTI OF BAREILLY."

When the Governor learned that Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) was only 20 years old, he immediately had the great yearning to meet him. It so happened that A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) once visited Rampur. The Governor went and met A la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). The Governor was overwhelmed and as a mark of respect offered him a silver chair to sit on. A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) refused to sit on the silver chair saying that the use of silver furniture is Haraam (Forbidden). Feeling ashamed, the Governor requested A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) to sit on the bed.

While conversing with A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu), the Governor commented that since he was so brilliant at such a young age, that A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) should study a few books in Logistics under the supervision of Moulvi Abdul Haq Kheyrabaadi.

Coincidently, Moulvi Abdul Haq Kheyrabaadi arrived. They were both introduced to one another. After getting acquainted, he questioned Sayyiduna A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) concerning the books that he had studied in the field of Logistics. A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) told the Moulvi that he had studied the Kitaab, "Kazi Mubaarak." Moulvi Abdul Haq Kheyrabaadi did not believe A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) because he felt that he was too young to study "Kazi Mubaarak". He then, very sarcastically, asked, "Have you studied 'Tahzeeb'?" A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) also answered in a very sarcastic manner by saying, "Is 'Tahzeeb' taught after 'Kazi Mubaarak' at your insti tution?"

After listening to the answers of A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu), he began questioning him about his qualifications. A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) said that he preferred teaching, engaging in Fatawa work and writ ing books. He further asked A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) concerning his field of expertise. A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied by saying that HE SPECIALIZED IN ANY FIELD THAT WAS NECESSARY AT ANY GIVEN TIME, AND THIS INCLUDED DEBATING THE WAHABIS.

When Moulvi Abdul Haq heard this reply from A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu), he remarked, "That crazy person from Badayoun is also in this fanaticism." (He was referring to Maulana Abdul Qaadir radi allahu anhu). On hearing this, Sayyiduna A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) became of fended and said, "Your father, Maulana Fadhl-e-Haq Kheyrabaadi (radi Allahu anhu), was the first person to debate the Wahabis, and he was the one responsible for writing a book against Isma'il Delhwi. He called this book 'Al Fatawa Fi Butali Taghwa'."

Maulana Abdul Haq Kheyrabbadi then said, "If, in my presence, you answer me in this way, then it will be impossible for me to teach you." A'la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied by saying, "I have already decided not to study under you, since for me to study under you will be an insult to the Ulema-e- Ahle Sunnah".




Maulana Mufti Mazharullah said: "Once, I enquired from A 'la Hazrat about the holy sacrifice offered by Muslims. He, in his reply, described innumerable kinds of sheep which was a matter of surprise for me. I kept his letter with me. It so happened that Maulana Kifaayatullah came to see me and by chance he saw the letter. He was astounded and said, 'No doubt his learning and knowledge knows no boundaries":"




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