The Decisive Debate – Mawlana Manzur Nu’mani

At last, the book Faysala Kun Munazara has been translated into English by a sincere brother. The work fully refutes the false accusations against the four Deobandi scholars, in a comprehensive manner. The PDF link:

Note from the Translator

Fayslah Kun Munazarah, first printed in 1933 CE, is a thorough rebuttal of the verdicts of disbelief against four senior scholars of the Deobandi School as presented in Husam al-Haramayn of Mawlawi Ahmad Rida Khan Barelwi. Sufficient details about the book are given in the author’s introduction below. Due to the paucity of material on the subject in the English language, many Muslims in the English-speaking world were easily swayed towards the view propounded in Husam al-Haramayn due to the vigour with which the fatwa is propagated by its English-speaking proponents and the gravity of the allegations made. The book translated here provides a balanced, level-headed, point-by-point critique of the fatwa in simple and easy-to-understand language, demonstrating with complete clarity the deception of the original accusations against the Deobandi elders and their innocence from the heresies ascribed to them. Sincere readers who have been exposed to the allegations will now have the opportunity to assess the validity of such claims. Allah, Most Exalted, commands in the Glorious Qur’an: “O you who believe, if a sinful person brings you a report, verify its correctness, lest you should harm a people out of ignorance, and then become remorseful on what you did.” (49:6)

Born in 1323 H/1905 CE, the author of the book, Mawlana Muhammad Manzur Ahmad Nu‘mani (Allah have mercy on him), graduated from India’s leading Islamic seminary, Dar al-‘Ulum Deoband, in the year 1346 H/1927 CE. At the madrasah, he studied under such luminaries as Imam al-‘Asr ‘Allamah Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri and other major scholars of hadith and fiqh from the Indian subcontinent. Upon graduating, he returned to his hometown of Sunbhul and began serving the Muslim community there. In the period following his studies, he was also actively engaged in debates against various groups, particularly the Barelwi group which had instigated a tragic fitnah of takfir that had spread throughout India. With meticulous research and lucid speech, he composed many comprehensive works related to these groups, the work translated here being one of them. Within a few years of graduating from Deoband, he also established a monthly journal, al-Furqan, which gained wide popularity. His pledge in the spiritual path was to Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir Raipuri (1295 – 1382 H). He passed away in the year 1417 H/ 1997 CE. He authored a number of works on hadith, tasawwuf, politics and other topics, and he left behind a lasting legacy in the field of da‘wah and tabligh.

Zameelur Rahman Rabi‘ al-Thani 1433 H/March 2012

7 Responses to The Decisive Debate – Mawlana Manzur Nu’mani

  1. Abul Hussain says:

    What is missing in this book is a reply to Barelwi e-book called Preamble of Faith — which contains invented lies by barelwi Ahmed Rida Khan translated by Abu Hasan.

    This was replied over here
    but appreciate if this reply could be put as an appendix of Fayslah Kun Munazarah ;

    Jazak-Allah Khair

  2. Musafir says:

    Assalamualaikum warahmatullah,
    Dear Hazrat,

    I have a muzakarah with an ustad in Malaysia. He oppose Tabligh and Deoband by saying they are kafir and Bid’ati. He use points and accusations of Barelwi to go against Deobandis. He shows the prove of Ulama’ of Hijaz (which some are Syafi’i) endorsement to the statement made by Reza Khan in his book Husam Haramain.

    The problem is when I show English translation of al-Muhannad and this book Faysala Kun Munazara as proves, it were simply rejected by him. He rejected all proves provided by ‘kafir’. So to him all these documents are rubbish.

    I would like to know if you have original copy of endorsement of the ‘Ulama of Hijaz, al-Azhar and Shaam on the contents of al-Muhannad. As only fatwa and endorsement of non-Deobandis (in its original form), especially from Syafi’i scholars, are considered valuable to him.

    And I will be very glad if you can share with me, if you have any, other supporting points and documents from other Ahlussunnah wal jamaah like Syafi’i, Maliki, Hanbali and Hanafi non-Deobandi scholars, saying that Deoband are in true path.

    I worry this fitnah will spread wide in our area (slowly, but can be effectively through internet) in South East Asia, and takfir will be made towards Tablighis here.

    May Allah bless and protect you, Deobandi Ulama’ and all workers of Deen. Ameen.

    Wassalamualaikum warahmatullah.


  3. Abdullah says:

    Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

    In this topic you can find many forms of praise for the Deobandi scholars, by the likes of Imam Zahid al-Kawthari, Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghudda, Ibn Alawi al-Malaki and others:

  4. […] On page 36, he asks a list of questions and then claims “Alahazrat” was careful in his takfir. This is an example of where he does not address already available material. All his questions and the patent lie that “Alahazrat” was careful in takfir are addressed in Fayslah Kun Munazarah, now translated – of which Abu Hasan is fully aware. ( […]

  5. Abul Hussain says:

    Barelwi Acknowledgement of the book Fayslah Kun Munazarah

    Taken from Barelwi forum

    calltoallah wrote:
    faisla kun munazara
    The translation of this text can be found below.

    This certainly requites a rebuttal in english. This will serve a purpose for many of us who are not conversant with urdu and cannot access its refutations. I, in particular, look forward to seeing Numani’s arguments put to rest, some of them seem highly convincing especially as far as the layman is concerned.

    Comments: Fayslah Kun Munazarah was printed in 1933 and we are now in 2013 which makes it 80 years in circulation.

    Barelwis couldn’t reply for 80 years and you expect them now to invent supposedly refutations ? Where is the lion of barelwis Ahmad Saeed Kazmi more like a billi of barelwis or Munazarah barelwiyyah Irfan Shah Mashhadi more like a Mukaffer -e- Barelwi who indulges in Gali Galowch….

    All these fancy titles given by barelwis to their masters, only proves how blind and ignorant they are and imposing slavery upon themselves. Wake up.

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