Aḥmad Riḍā Khān’s Sloppy Research

Aḥmad Riḍā Khān states in his treatise al-Kawkabat al-Shihābiyyah:

“Wahhābīs are attributed to ‘Abd al-Wahhāb Najdī. Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb was their first teacher. He wrote Kitāb al-Tawḥīd, in which he treated all Muslims apart from his vile group as open Mushriks…Taqwiyat al-Īmān is a translation of this very Kitāb al-Tawḥīd.” (Fatāwā Riḍawiyyāh, Riḍā Foundation, 15:235)

In Sayf al-Jabbār, Aḥmad Riḍā Khān’s predecessor, Fāḍl al-Rasūl Badāyūnī, claimed Taqwiyat al-Īman was akin to a commentary of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd.

The reality is Taqwiyat al-Īman and Kitāb al-Tawḥīd are two very different books. Refuting these preposterous claims of Badāyūnī and Barelwī, Mawlānā Manẓūr Nu‘mānī highlights and explains the “massive difference in the nature” (naw‘iyyat mein boht barā farq) of the two works. (For more detail, see: Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb aur Hindūstān Ke ‘Ulamā’ e Ḥaqq, p. 66-8)

This is thus either an example of Aḥmad Riḍā Khān’s sloppy research or a further example of his deception and lies.

9 Responses to Aḥmad Riḍā Khān’s Sloppy Research

  1. Mohammed says:

    Brothers instead of wrting…these articles….

    Why don’t we meet up to discuss these issues….??

    • Sahnun says:

      Maybe someone should’ve told that Dajjal Ahmad Rida Khan to do that instead of lying and distorting the opinions of the Deobandi scholars just to try and get others to do takfir of them. At least Deobandis have the decency to accurately quote all the stupid rubbish and nonsense he came out with without lying and distorting things as he did.

  2. Aurangzeb says:

    What is there to discuss? If your Imaan is healthy, you’d be over the moon that the Satanism of Barelwism is being thoroughly exposed here. Inclination towards or tolerance of a filthy creed which includes at its core such blatantly Kufr beliefs as attributing to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) the knowledge of all Ghayb (not just the knowledge of one Nikah which the Hanafi Fuqaha themselves have proclaimed as Kufr Mahd – pure, unadulterated disbelief), and numerous other filthy beliefs around which the Barelwi “Deen” revolves viciously, is a sure sign of rotten Imaan.

    • Can you please quote from any of the books of the Barelwis that they have this belief about “Knowledge of ALL Ghaib” for the Prophet (Salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

      And also, I request that you please share what the correct belief is regarding the Prophet’s (Salla Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) knowledge of Ghaib.


  3. Mujahid says:

    Please read this article:


    See this excerpt for example:

    Again, compare and contrast the statement, “this is pure Kufr because he believed that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) knows the unseen (ghayb)”, with the Barelwi Aqeedah as exemplified by another one of their arch-idols, Muhammad Umar Icharwi, who commits the greatest act of Kufr and Gustakhi (demeaning Allah and his Rasool sallallahu alayhi wasallam) by making Rasulullah’s (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) prophethood wholly dependent on an attribute exclusive only to Allah Ta’aala:

    “For the Prophethood to be valid it is necessary that Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) knows ALL OF THE UNSEEN.” (Miqyase Hanafiyyat, p. 385)

  4. […] that Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī held the absurd belief that Taqwiyat al-Īmān is a translation of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd. Are any of the above passages (or […]

  5. […] is like a translation and commentary of a summary of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd (Sayful Jabbār, p99) and Aḥmad Riḍā Khān says it is a translation of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd itself. This fabrication then formed the basis of the critique of the likes of Abu ‘l-Ḥasan Fārūqī […]

  6. […] written by Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb himself – and hence was literally a Wahhābī document. Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī (1856 – 1921) then repeated this claim. As explained in an earlier post, this narrative is entirely fictional and based completely on a […]

  7. […] in the misguided footsteps of Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī, Abu Hasan Barelwī, the fraud and liar, claims that Taqwiyat al-Īmān is based on the writings […]

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