The religion of Ahmad Raza Khan

Mawlana Ahmad Raza Khan stated 2 hours, 17 minutes before his death in his wasaya:

“Remain with love and agreement. As long as it possible do not leave the following of the shari’a. Follow my religion [din] and school of thought [madhhab] which is apparent from my books and hold fast to it tight. Of every obligation [fard] this is the most important obligation.” [Wasaya Sharif, Nuri Kutub Khana, p. 9]

See also p. 16 on the Barelwi website:

From the above quote we can understand that the Barelwis not only have their own school of thought, but they also seem to follow a separate religion, for their leader refers to his religion as founded in his own books.

Mawlana Muhammad Fazil stated in his book Story of the fools [p. 13] after quoting the advice of Ahmad Raza Khan, that since the Barelwi imams always give their own interpretations and views of the statements written by the Deobandi scholars, surely they would not mind if their opponent did the same. Since they do not accept the explanations given by the Deobandi scholars about their own statements, no matter how hard they try, we have decided to act upon your principle of quoting texts with our own understanding.

Since the Barelwis have always acted upon this law, we have decided to do the same with your texts. Coming back to the main point:

The meaning of the statement of Alahazrat “follow my religion and school of thought which is apparent from my books” is that “I am a Prophet and I have explained my religion very well in my books.”

Paglon ki kahani, p. 13-14.

Ps. For those who might not understand the message: we do not consider Barelwis unbelievers. We have only tried to highlight their double standards and their absurd claims about the Deobandi scholars.


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