HADHRAT MOHAMMAD ABDUL QADEER SIDDIQUI HASRAT (رحمة الله عليه)
Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) does not require any formal introduction as he is very well known in Islamic literary world. However, for our readers a brief Biography is provided here.
Shaikh is addressed as (بحر العلوم) the "Ocean of Knowledge" by his contemporaries. We have provided below what Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri said in this context.
"Personally, I had the opportunity to know the Shaikh ever since my birth. He was the Shaikh who gave Azan in my ears, with whose right finger I first tasted the honey and he is the one who gave me my present name and took me into Quadri Silsila right after my birth.
My childhood was spent under his watchful eyes as my father was his Mureed and Khalifa. Later, I spent a lot of time in the company of his sons and successors. I received Khilafah from his son and successor Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) in 1995. Under his guidance, and later under the Guidance of his younger brother Hadhrat Ghouse Mohiuddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) I rendered Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه) books into English language.
The more I knew about the Shaikh, the more I was impressed and I am sure when people read his books, they will be more impressed from the vastness of his knowledge and spiritual eminence and will agree that he was indeed (بحر العلوم), the Ocean of Knowledge of his time."
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri
With Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri's permission, we have included two stanzas from his English poetry here that show his love and respect for his Shuyookh.I was taught, by eminent ShaikhsWho were knowledge reservoir lakesHeld high ranks, in the ‘Other world’They were solemn, towering stakesIn their aegis, I was remoldAnd arrived at, a blessed thresholdGiven access, to ‘spiritual world’Allah’s rewards are, sure manifoldO’my Shuyookh I am so thankfulFor all your help I am grateful
Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was the direct descendant of Khalifa-e-Rashid, Amir al-Momineen, Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (رضئ الله تعالی عنه). In twenty eighth generation, his genealogical lineage meets with Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) from father's side. From his mother side, his genealogical lineage meets with Hadhrat Imam Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) in 32nd generation. This way Shaikh is Siddiqui al-Hussaini.
ANCESTORSThe ancestors of Hadhrat Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) lived in Hyderabad, Deccan for over 200 years. Before that, it is reported that they lived in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India.It is reported that his great grandfather Abdul Gafoor Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was a well known Shaikh of Quadriya order. He lived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He asked his son Abdul Quader Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) to migrate to Deccan (South India).Abdul Quadar (رحمة الله عليه) reached Aurangabad at a time when Asif Jah II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan, was the ruler of Hyderabad State. At that time, Aurangabad was the Capital of Hyderabad Deccan. His hard work earned him the title of 'Mohiuddin Daula Nawab Quader Khan' from the ruler. He died at the age of 80 in 1774 AD.Mohammad Ali Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), the son of Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) migrated from Aurangabad to Hyderabad along with Nizam Asif Jah II when the Capital of the State was changed to Hyderabad. In Hyderabad he lived in the company of Sufi Shaikhji Hali (رحمة الله عليه).Mohammad Fadhlullah Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), the son of Mohammad Ali Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was born in 1812 AD. He memorized Quran and took baya in Naqshbandi order. He was later appointed as Chief Justice in Hyderabad State. He died in 1866 AD.Mohammad Fadhlullah Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), had 6 sons and 4 daughters. His second son's name was Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) who was born in 1835 AD. He was very learned scholar and wrote many books. He took baya on the hands of Shah Sa'adullah (رحمة الله عليه) and received Khilafah from Shah Abdulgani Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (رحمة الله عليه), the son of Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehelwi (رحمة الله عليه). He was also appointed as Chief Justice of Hyderabad State.Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) married the daughter of Hadhrat Mir Parwarish Ali Badshah Hussaini Quadri (رحمة الله عليه) who lived in Quazipura area in Hyderabad. Shaikh Mohammad Siddique Mahboob Allah Quadri (رحمة الله عليه) was the son of Hadhrat Mir Parwarish Ali Badsha Hussaini Quadri (رحمة الله عليه).Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) had two sons and one daughter. Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was the elder son.BIRTHHadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) was born on Friday, October 12, 1871, (Rajab 27, 1288 AH) in Hyderabad in the house of his maternal grandfather Hazrat Syed Mohammed Badshah Hussaini alias Mir Parwarish Ali (رحمة الله عليه), in Qazipura locality. On his birth, Nizam Asif Jah VI, Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, gave him a stipend of Rupees one hundred per month as 'Mansab' (منصب) which continued till the fall of Hyderabad State in 1948.EDUCATIONShaikh Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was taught by his father Hadhrat Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) in his childhood.He also received education from his Shaikh Mohammad Siddique Mahbooballah - 1847-1896 (رحمة لله عليه) who was his maternal uncle and Shaikh-e-Tareeqat.In 1879, when the Shaikh was 8 years old, he did Hajj along with his parents and maternal uncle Shaikh Mohammad Siddique (رحمة الله عليه), who later became his shaikh.Shaikh Mohammad Siddique (رحمة لله عليه) died on April 30, 1896 and was buried at Qazipura locality in Hyderabad.Shaikh joined Madarsa Mahboobia Maulana Mohammad Zama, for his elementary education and later joined Darul Uloom Hyderabad for higher secondary education. Darul Uloom was established in 1856 and was affiliated to Punjab University. He learned Arabic, Exegesis of Quran, Hadith, Islamic literature, Logic, philosophy, etc., at Darul Uloom. He studied Dars-e-Nizami from Shaikh Abdus Samad, Hadith from Maulana Syed Omer and Recitation of Quran from Syed Tonsi. He also learned Indian Medicine from Doctor Mansoor Ali Khan, Science from Babu Amrit Lal and poetry from Hadhrat Mohammad Siddique (رحمة الله عليه). Later he completed Maulvi Fadhil and Munshi Fadhil from Punjab University and topped the University and was awarded Gold Medal.Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui's (رحمة لله علىـہ) mother died in the year 1887 and father died in 1911.Shaikh married when he was 15 years old. After the death of his wife, Shaikh married again. He had 10 sons and 12 daughters.BAYA, IJAZA AND KHILAFAShaikh Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) took baya on the hands of Shaikh Mohammad Siddique Mahbooballah (رحمة لله عليه) in his early age and received Khilafa in 1887 when he was 16 years old. He had the opportunity to be in the company of his Shaikh from his childhood.Shaikh also received Ijaza and Khilafah from well known Shuyookh of his time. (i) Hadhrat Khaja Mahbooballah (رحمة الله عليه) in Quadri, Chishtee, Naqshbandi and Rifai orders. (ii) Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Quader (رحمة الله عليه) (his father) in Naqshbandi, and Mujaddidi orders. (iii) Hadharat Shah Ihsanul Haq Quadri (رحمة الله عليه) in Chishtee and Kamali orders. (iv) Hadhrat Syed Mohammad Hussamuddin Mahmood (رحمة الله عليه), Sajjada Nashin, Ghousul Azam (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) in Quadri Order.
In 1896, Shaikh started working as teacher at Madrasa Darul Uloom, Hyderabad. It is the same Madarsa from where he had studied earlier. This Madrasa was affiliated to Punjab University. Later Darul Uloom Hyderabad was upgraded to Osmania College in 1910 and Shaikh Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) became the Head of the Department of Theology.
Osmania College was developed into full fledged Osmania University on April 26, 1817 by a Royal Decree issued by Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam Asif Jah VII, the then ruler of Hyderabad State. Shaikh became Professor and Head of the Department of Islamic Studies.
He was scheduled to retire from Osmanic University in 1921 but his services were extended for 11 more years in view of his popularity with students. He finally retired in 1932. This way, he was the head of the Department of Theology for over 22 years.
Shaikh continued teaching after retirement from Osmania University. He taught Quran, Hadith, Fiqh and Islamic theology to thousands of students who used to come to his residence located at Malakpet area in Hyderabad city till his death in 1962. This way Shaikh was involved in active teaching and research for 66 years. He contributed in various capacities in the development of education in Hyderabad State during this time. He wrote many text books that became part of the curricula of many Madrasas in Hyderabad.
Some prominent names of his academic students include (i) Syed Mohammad Badshah Hussaini, the famous Shaikh of Quadri Chaman, Hyderabad, (ii) Dr. Mohammad Hamidullah, internationally acclaimed Islamic scholar who died in France in 2002, (iii) Professor Abdulhafiz Qateel, Professor and Head of the Department of Urdu, at Osmania University, (iv) Professor Ilyas Burney, Professor and Head of the Departments of Economics, Osmaina University, Hyderabad. (v) Dr. Syed Abdul Lateef, Ph.D., London, Professor and Head of the Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr. Lateef has translated the Holy Quran in English titled "Al-Quran". This translation is available in the market.
In 1924 Shaikh went for Hajj for the second time. During this travel he visited Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Western Saudi Arabia (Hijaz). After his retirement in 1932 he did Hajj for the third time.
SHAIKH ABDUL QADEER SIDDIQUI (رحمة الله عليه) REFUTED UN-ISLAMIC BELIEFS OF DEVIANT SECTS
Some people have misunderstood the teachings of Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), and claim that he had accepted the deviant beliefs of misguided sects as Islamic. They mislead people about the Shaikh and claim that he considered followers of all deviant sects (with their un-Islamic beliefs) as true Muslim. These are slanderous claims. They should know that Shaikh refuted vehemently the deviant beliefs of misguided sects. At the same time, he worked to create an atmosphere of peace and mutual cooperation between the followers of different sects for their welfare in this world. His efforts were comprehensive and two sided. On one hand, he propagated the rightful Islamic beliefs, and identified and refuted the un-Islamic beliefs of different sects; on the other hand, he counseled different sects to cooperate with each other in worldly affairs for the benefit of all.
Shaikh has spent his life time in clearing the misconceptions of deviant sects. In Tafseer-e-Siddiqui, he refuted the beliefs of Wahhabis, Deobandis and their like minded sects, as follows.
(i) Who can explain to these torturous monotheists (Wahhabis/Deobandis and their like minded groups)? How far can they be explained? If they had (looked upon their soul) and walked on the intrinsic path of Islam which is related to the soul, they would have known something about soul, spirit and its related details. Forming an opinion about a thing which is not known, of which you do not have any experience, and then calling Muslims (Ahle Sunnah) polytheists and apostates is indeed a daring thing. Read more..
(ii) O' (false) claimants of monotheism (Wahhabis/ Deobandis and their like minded groups), you consider people calling Ya Muhammad and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to have the knowledge of it, as polytheism and apostasy. To us, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is most dear. We call loudly Ya Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). If we are lost on the path we call (اَعِينُوني يا عِبَادَ الله) Ya Ghouse, Ya Khaja, Yaa Naqshband, Yaa Badawi, Yaa Shaazli (رضي الله تعالى عنهم اجمعين ) please help us. Read more.
(iii) The claim of having independent opinions in religious matters is not the sign of a sensible person. You claim yourself to be Ahl-e-Hadith (Salafis), but are unable to read even four lines of Arabic text properly? Some unsound and deficient person told you that such and such a thing is in Hadith and you began to believe him without any investigation and research. Read more.
Similarly, he gave a detailed account of Shia deviant beliefs in Tafseer Sura Fateha under the heading "What are the stages of the destruction of Islam", as follows.
(i) Shias' claim of love of Ahle Bait is not true. They do takfeer of Khulafa-e-Rashideen, members of Ahle Bait-e-At Haar and Sahabah. The issue of Shia Subterfuge (تقیہ) is the end of Islam of Shias.
(ii) Shias objective has been total annihilation of the religion of Islam. That, Allah-willing, has not happened earlier, neither will it happen in future till the day of resurrection. It is in Quran - إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ [We (Allah) have descended Quran and We only will preserve it.] (Al-Hijr - 9). Allah (سبحانه و تعالی) has taken the responsibility of preserving the religion of Islam.
(iii) Who destroyed the Islamic governments? These (Shias) were the people. The sultanate of Abbasids, the Mughal Kingdom and in Indian states, the state of Mysore and the state of Shujauddaula, etc. When you look at Islamic civilization, these are the people who have been the cause of disturbances and destruction throughout its history. Read more.
It is reported that the ruler of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asif Jah VII was under the influence of Shias who dominated his Royal Court. They were furious on refutations of their beliefs by Shaikh in his Tafseer. They complained to the Ruler against the Shaikh and it is reported that the ruler signed a decree to banish the Shaikh from the State of Hyderabad. When this news reached Mr. Grickson, the Member In-Charge of Police and Public Affairs of the Executive Council of HEH Nizam, he asked for a report from Rahmat Yar Jung, Police Commissioner of Hyderabad State about the entire episode. The Commissioner informed the Executive Council that 'some people objected and complained to the Ruler about Shaikh's opinions in his Tafseer of Quran, and opinions in Tafaseer are tolerated by all sections of people. Also, Shaikh was loved by millions of people in Hyderabad State and if these orders were implemented, it will create disorder'. The ruler was briefed about the consequences of such an action against the Shaikh. This resulted in withdrawal of the decree.
Currently, there is a new threat to Islam and Muslims from a Deviant Sect known as Ammanis. They claim that people belonging to all 72 deviant sects are true Muslims irrespective of their blasphemous and polytheistic beliefs. They also claim that followers of all religions are 'believers' on par with Muslims.
Some people in Qadeeri Silsila (Siddique Gulshan) have been influenced from the teachings of this Deviant Sect and have joined their ranks. It is important for our readers to know some facts in this context.
The founder of this Sect is King Abdullah II of Jordan. Ammanis are attempting to replace Islam with 'Ammanism', a Universal Cocktail of all Religions. They claim that all 73 Sects and their sub groups are true Muslims. They also claim that Christians, Jews and Buddhists are 'believers' on par with Muslims.
Picture shows Ammani Scholars sitting with their founding Imam, King Abdullah II of Jordan after their 16th Conference in 2013. They urged Islamic Countries to implement Ammani Laws.Abdullah bin Bayya, is the President of an Ammani 'Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies' (منتدى تعزيز السلم في المجتمعات المسلمة) based in Abu Dhabi, UAE called for reassessment of outdated Islamic laws in order to change the fundamentals of Islamic science as its rulings are no longer applicable in modern society. The forum also claimed that only a select few scholars (who have signed and who support Amman Message) are authorized to change the fundamental laws of Islam.
Ammani Scholars are a big threat to Islam these days. They use what's known as the 'The Common Ground' logic, which, though simple enough on the face of it, is highly deceptive and goes directly against the core teachings of Islam. According to Ammani Common Ground Logic, everyone who believes in the existence of one God, irrespective of his actual perception and understanding, is a "believer". This way the followers of Bábism, Bahá'í Faith, Cao Dai (Caodaiism), Cheondoism, Christianity, Deism, Eckankar, Hinduism Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Judaism, Mandaeism, Rastafari, Seicho no Ie, Sikhism, Tengrism, Tenriism, Yazidism, Zoroastrianism, are all believers. Read more.
(i) In 2004, Ammanis declared people belonging to 72 deviant Sects as true Muslims. Read more.
(ii) In 2005, Ammanis declared Christians and Jews as 'Believers', just like Muslims'. Read more.
(iii) In 2010, Ammanis declared Buddhists as 'Believers' and Buddhism as a true religion. Read their following declaration.
"After a number of meetings in Jordan between His Highness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad (Chief Adviser of King Abdullah II of Jordan), a true and profound 'Common Ground' believe in one God) between Islam and Buddhism has been formally recognized. It was recommended that the Islamic scholars should help Muslims to see Buddhism as a True Religion or Deen, and Buddhists to see Islam as an authentic Dharma." Read more
(iv) In February 2008, a Hindu-Jewish Religious Leadership Summit was held in Israel in which it was declared that there is a 'Common Ground' (believe in one God) between Jews and Hindus, therefore, Hindus are covered in the people who believe in one God. The Summit also clarified that Hindus' worship of their innumerable Devataas by making their idols, is not idol worship.
Since Ammanis consider Jews as 'believers' on the basis common ground logic (believe in one God) and the Jews consider Hindus as 'believers' on the same 'common ground logic', Hindus are also treated by Ammanis as 'believers' on par with other 'believers' like Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, etc. For Ammanis all religions are authentic and lead to salvation. Read more.(v) In December 2016, Ammanis declared Qadiyanis / Ahmadis as Muslims and invited them to the Ammani 'Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies' (منتدى تعزيز السلم في المجتمعات المسلمة) Conference held in Abu Dhabi in December 2016. Read more.
Needless to say that Ammanis are misleading people with their 'common ground' (belief in one God) logic. If their logic is accepted, then Makkan Pagans also come under 'believers' as they believed in Allah.
It is Quran - قُلْ مَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَمَّن يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَمَن يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَمَن يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۚ فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللَّهُ ۚ [Meaning - "Say, Who is it that gives you all sustenance from the sky and earth, governs sight and hearing, brings forth life from the dead and death from the living and plans the affairs of man? They will all say Allah" (Younus - 31).
Then what was the need for Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to preach Islam to them?
Compilation of an Ammani Quran was started in 2005, after the declaration of Amman Message. After 10 years work, the new Ammani Quran titled 'Study Quran' was published by HarperCollins publishers, New York, in 2015.
The 'Study Quran' was published in line with Christian Bible and Jewish Torah/Talmud. It does not contain verses of Quran in Arabic. One has to read only English version of Ammani interpretation of Quranic verses.
An Ammani/Perennialist team of scholars headed by Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, an Iranian born Shia scholar, currently based in the United States, was chosen for this purpose.
What is Perennialism?
Perennialism or Perennial philosophy has its roots in Platonism which was condemned by Imam Ghazali during his lifetime ( 1058–1111). Perennialism is also known as 'Universalism' and 'Traditionalism'. This is based on the philosophy that all religions are truthful and you follow any religion, you will get salvation in Hereafter. In Indian sub-Continent, this thought is known as 'Sulah-e-Kulli'.
'Perennialist Sufis' have infiltrated into many Sufi orders in the world. They treat Sufism as a religion, independent of Islam. They claim Sufism predates Islam. Nazim al-Haqqani, Dr. Taher-ul-Qadri and many others who have signed Amman Message belong to this group.
The famous Khalifa of Nazim al-Haqqani, Shaikh Hisham Kabbani, who lives in US, wrote on his website 'Naqshbandi.org' as follows:
Wherever he goes, he spreads the (Perennialist) Sufi teachings of the brotherhood of mankind and the 'unity of belief in God that is present in all religions and spiritual paths'. His efforts are directed at bringing the diverse spectrum of religions and spiritual paths into harmony and concord.
Dr. Nasr, seen in the picture with Dalai Lama, is a Perennialist in the school of Rene Guénon Traditionalism. He was a student of Guénon’s famous disciple Frithjof Schuon who established the Maryamiyya branch of Shadhili order in Europe and North America.
Maryamiyya is a perennialist Sufi Order. The founder of this order, Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), born in Switzerland, also known as Sheikh Isa Nooruddin Ahmed, was a Universal Guru in the tradition of Plato, Shankara and Eckhart. He claimed that Virgin Mary appeared to him in a vision in 1965 and authorized him to establish this order. Read more.
Schuon has written many books. Most of his books are available on Amazon. Read more.
As we have described above, Dr. Nasr, a student Frithjof Schuon, is the author of Ammani book titled 'Study Quran'. Dr. Nasr and his Perennialist team have interpreted Quran in such a way that the readers will start believing 'Perenialism or Ammanism' as Islam. The following are the important features of this book.
(i) It is claimed by the Publishers that this book is written with an aim to be part of the syllabi of all Universities/Educational Institutions in the world who are giving courses in Islamic subjects. It is written from Christians/Jews and non-Muslims' point of view. Dr. Nasr and his team treat Quran as an Object with its own voice. They do not treat Quran as the word of God, as believed by Muslims.
(ii) The Perennialist / Traditionalist language used in the book is extremely misleading. After reading this book, one will be more inclined to accept all religions as authentic. Some essays have been included in the back of the book that lead people to believe in pluralism; meaning all religions are authentic and followers of all religions will get salvation in Hereafter. Particularly the essay written by Joseph Lumbard entitled 'The Quranic View of Sacred History and Other Religions' is note worthy in this context.
(iii) The explanations in this book lead one to believe that the belief in Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is optional, not essential for Muslims to get salvation in Hereafter. Only the belief in one God is sufficient. Even the belief in Quran itself, in compliance with its injunctions and conformity with Islamic Sharia, is not compulsory for individuals living in the post Muhammadan world. With this understanding, the readers of this book will surely renounce Islam as taught by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) altogether and will embrace Ammanism / Perennialism as their religion.
(iv) There are many misinterpretations in this book that are aimed at converting Muslims into Ammanism. Some of these misinterpretations are given below.
(a) Kharijites have not been refuted for their outrageous beliefs, rather their beliefs have been diluted to exonerate them from disbelieve.
(b) The book does not reject the Christian belief of trinity; rather it is misinterpreted in such a way that the reader starts endorsing the Christian Trinity belief.
(c) The Quranic emphasis of sodomy and punishment of the people of Lot (عليه السلام) has been diluted to lead people to believe that there is a difference between consensual sex and forced sex and the people of Lot (عليه السلام) were not punished for sodomy per se, rather they were punished for their overall crime, particularly their pedophile tendency.
(d) The issue related to Zina and its Hudud punishment has been diluted in the book to an extent that people start believing that what Muslims practiced for hundreds of years was based on the misinterpretation of earlier scholars of Islam.
(v) All Ammani scholars have endorsed this book. Shaikh Hamza Yusuf, Co-Founder of Zaituna College, California, an Ammani scholar in US, endorsed this Quran by saying "this is perhaps the most important work done on the Islamic faith in the English Language to date. Read more.
ISLAMIC BOOKS TO BE CONTROLLED BY 'US STATE DEPARTMENT'
On September 25, 2017, newspapers reported that US State Department will control Islamic books taught in Universities, Schools and Islamic Institutions all over the world. For this purpose an agreement has been reached between Saudi Arabia and United States.
Ever since Wahhabis/Salafis came to power in Arabian Peninsula in the beginning of 19th century, they have been involved in changing Islamic literature to spread Wahhabism in the name of Islam.
Wahhabis/Salafis had published a Wahhabi Quran titled 'The Noble Quran' by changing the meanings of the verses of Quran. They also changed almost all Ahadith books and distributed them all over the world. For this purpose King Fahad Center was established in Madina. Saudi Arabia. Through this center, they have distributed over a million copies of Quran all over the world for the past 70-80 years.
It is now clear that Wahhabis will abandon Wahhabism and embrace Ammanism. In collaboration with the United States Government, they have started a new campaign to change Islamic books further and spread Ammanism in the world. For this purpose, a Center has been established in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to write new Ammani books to spread Ammani faith in the world in the name of Islam.
It is reported that Saudis and Americans jointly will retrieve all Wahhabi books presently taught in schools and Universities in Saudi Arabia and other places around the world. These books will be replaced by new Ammani text books to be published by the Center in Riyadh. Read more.
Watch the following video clip.
Followers of Ammanism try to convince Muslims that they are promoting peace in Muslim society by treating everyone as believer. Many people do not realize that in the guise of stopping hate and bloodshed among Muslims, Amman Message promoters are attempting to change the basic beliefs of Islam and replace it with Ammanism. Read more
Currently, Dr. Taher-ul-Qadri is on the forefront of promoting Ammanism in the world. A brief biography of Dr. Qadri is provided below for our readers.
Dr. Qadri (born 1951 in Pakistan) was an Ahle Sunnah Scholar in the beginning. He established Minhaj-ul-Quran in 1981. Later a team of researchers were hired by Minhaj-ul-Quran to compile and write books under Dr. Qadri's supervision. This way Minhaj-ul-Quran published many books, including the translation of Holy Quran in Urdu. Since Dr. Qadri was a Lawyer and gifted public speaker, his speeches and the books published by Minhaj-ul-Quran made him popular. Pakistan based QTV played a major role in his popularity in Pakistan and other countries. As he became popular, he started mixing religion with the modern-day politics. In May, 1989 he established a political party 'Pakistani Awami Tehreek' (PAT) and attempted to use his followers as his vote bank. He did everything the modern day politicians do, from raising funds for election campaigns to alliance with other political parties whose ideals did not match with Islamic teachings, but did not succeed. No one got elected from his party's ticket in successive elections. Disillusioned from the electoral defeats, he immigrated to Canada in 2005.
In 2006, Dr. Qadri laid the foundation stone for a Grand Mausoleum close by Minhaj ul Quran building in Lahore, Pakistan. The Mausoleum is a replica of the dome of Shaikh Jalaluddin Rumi in Koyna, Turkey. It was completed in 2013. Dr. Qadri named it 'Minara-tus Salam'. A fortune must have been spent in the construction of this lavish Dome. It is anyone's guess why Dr. Qadri has build this dome. Read more.Dr. Qadri is famous for his lies in public. He is also famous for lying about his dreams in which he claims Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) gave him instructions. Some instances of a his glaring lies are as follows:(i) According to Dr. Qadri, he was destined to die at the age of 32 years (in 1983). However, he claimed that Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) appeared to him in his dream in 1983, along with Israel (علیہ السلام) who informed the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) that he was going to take away the soul of Dr. Qadri from his body as per the command of Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی). Israel (علیہ السلام) showed the Divine command to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) written on a piece of paper. On this Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) asked Israel (علیہ السلام) not to go to Dr. Qadri and instead return back to Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی) and convey his wish to raise the age of Dr. Qadri. First Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی) did not agree. Israel (علیہ السلام) was sent back again and again to Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی) by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Eventually Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی) agreed to grant another 31 years age to Dr. Qadri. This meant he will live for 63 years. Dr. Qadri disclosed this dream to people in an emotional style by wiping his eyes.Dr. Qadri remains in public glare all the time and people thought he would die at the age of 63 as per the command of Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی) on the behest of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) which was informed to people by Dr. Qadri himself. However, when Dr. Qadri was about 64 years old (currently he is about 67 years old), people started questioning about his dream. When a TV anchor asked him about this dream, Dr. Qadri denied to have seen any such dream. He said this was a false accusation on him spread in the media. He also denied that he had ever said to anyone about this dream in his life. The TV anchor then played the video clip in which he had earlier informed a large audience about this dream. Watch this video clip.
Dr. Qadri's denial of the dream made a big news and the issue of Dr. Qadri falsely claiming to have seen the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in his dreams and his attempts in associating lies with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was extensively discussed in religious circles and social media. A TV Channel in Pakistan invited Omar Riyaz Abbasi, Head of Minhaj-ul-Quran in Pakistan along with another religious scholar in a live show to find out Minhaj-ul-Quran's stand on this lie. Omar Riyaz Abbasi came to the TV Channel but avoided talking about the lie of Dr. Qadri about the Dream in spite of repeated reminders of the TV anchor during the show. Instead, he tried to emphasize that Dr. Qadri is a big scholar who has written so many books, etc. Refuting the argument of Riyaz Abbasi, the other invited scholar said, 'the real issue is the Iman of the person. Can a person, who is claimed to be Mujaddid, Ghouse and Shaikh-ul-Islam, associate lies with Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in this way? As far as writing books and lectures is concerned, Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani also wrote thick books and conducted debates with non-Muslims and was very popular during his time. Watch this interesting video clip.
(ii) Dr. Qadri was caught lying by taking Quran in his hand and swearing by Quran in a live TV show. Watch the following Video Clip and look at his face how embarrassed he is when he was caught lying by taking Quran in his hands by the TV anchor.
(iii) In one of his speeches Dr. Qadri claimed that the law of Blasphemy in Pakistan was made by him. Later he denied to have any association with that law in any manner whatsoever. Watch the video clip referred above at 1.55.(iv) Dr. Qadri was born in 1951 in Jhang District of Punjab Province, Pakistan and remained there till 1978. He passed LLB in 1974 and worked as Lawyer in Jhang District Court from 1974 till 1978. He got a job as Lecturer in the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1978 and moved to Lahore the same year.Read his following conflicting claims.(a) In a public meeting in 2014 Dr. Qadri claimed that he was awake all nights for the past 35 years (from 1979 till 2014) and prayed Salat al-Fajr with the Wudhu of Salat al-Maghrib.(b) In January 2012, Dr. Qadri claimed that he studied under Imam Abu Hanifa (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) for 15-20 years in his dreams.(c) In March 2012, two months after making the above claim, in a public speech in Hyderabad, India, he swore to Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی) and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in front of thousands of people and claimed that he studied 9 years under Imam Abu Hanifa (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) in his dreams. Apparently he forgot about his earlier claim made just two months earlier.(d) In another public speech he claimed that he studied for 15 years from Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti in his dreams.(e) He also claimed that he studied from Aala Hadhrat Ahmed Radha Khan of Bareli for several years in his dreams.(f) In 2012, 2013 and 2014 during his months' long Dharnas, thousands of people have witnessed him sleeping the whole night in his air conditioned container. Watch the following Video clip.(v) In 2014 Dr. Qadri swore by Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and his green dome in front of thousands of his supporters that he will not leave the Dharna (sit in protest) till he dies or achieve his objective of overthrowing the elected Government. He made his followers also swear to stay in the Dharna with him. But to the bewilderment of everyone, a few days later, he left the Dharna quietly and flew back to Canada. Watch this video clip.It is in Quran - وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ [And do not obey liars who state under false oaths. (This is because the liar, due to his disgracefulness, seeks protection in his false oaths. He uses his false oaths all the time by boldly swearing in the name of Allah and His Prophets)]. (Al-Qalam - 10)It is in Hadith - حَدَّثَنَا مَكِّيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ، عَنْ سَلَمَةَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ " مَنْ يَقُلْ عَلَىَّ مَا لَمْ أَقُلْ فَلْيَتَبَوَّأْ مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ [Narrated Salama - I heard the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saying 'Whoever ascribes to me what I have not said, then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell fire'] (Bukhari).It is in Hadith - The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: “Lying about me is not like lying about anyone else. Whoever tells a lie about me deliberately, let him take his place in Hell.” (Bukhari, Muslim)(vi) Watch the following video clip. This is another height of Dr. Qadri's lies. He claims that he is greatest among all the Mujaddid in Islam. He claims that the amount of work he has done as Mujaddid is greater than the sum total of the work done by all Mujaddid in the history of Islam.It is in Hadith - The signs of the hypocrite (منافق) are three: when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise and when he is entrusted he betrays the trust. (Bukhari and Muslim)You can find many video clips related to Dr. Qadri's lies in public posted by Pakistani TV channels all over Internet/You tube.
Dr. Qadri's Religious Journey
Dr. Qadri was born and lived in Jhang district of Punjab Province till 1978 where he practiced law in the District Court after passing LLB in 1974. From 1978 till 1983, he worked as Lecturer at the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. His religious activities began in Lahore when he started giving lectures on Fridays in "Ittefaq" Mosque. In 1981 he established Minhaj-ul-Quran Organization. Since Dr. Qadri was a Lawyer and gifted public speaker, he became popular with the masses and became a celebrity in Pakistan. Crowds started gathering wherever he spoke. Looking at the popularity, he gradually moved towards politics and established a political party 'Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) in 1989. From 1989 to 2004 (15 years), he struggled, but in spite of his popularity, remained ineffective in provincial or federal Pakistani politics as no one got elected from his party's ticket in successive elections, except himself once in 2002. Disappointed from his political misfortune, he resigned from his lone seat in 2004 and immigrated to Canada in 2005.
In July 2006, Dr. Qadri was invited to attend an Ammani Conference titled 'Muslims of Europe' in Istanbul, Turkey. During the Conference, he signed Amman Message and made his beliefs official in front of the whole world.
Dr. Qadri's association with Ammanis grew at a faster pace in the following years. He was admitted as Senior Fellow of theRoyal Aal Al-Bayt Institute. This Institute was the launching pad of Amman Message and is considered as the Citadel of Ammanism in the world. Members of this Institute are responsible for promoting Ammanism in the world.
In 2010, Dr. Qadri published a 600 page book titled 'Fatwa on Terrorism' in Canada.
The 'Introduction' of this book was written by Joel Hayward, a Jew Air Bombardment expert of UK Royal Air Force. The 'Forward' was written by John L. Esposito, Director of Saudi Prince Talal Al-Waleed Center at Georgetown University.
The book was criticized by Muslims all over the world for its one sided approach. The Jang Newspaper wrote - Dr. Qadri has virtually blamed Muslims for terrorism while he has not mentioned a word about Israeli brutalities in Palestine, Muslims persecution in the West and mass killings of innocent Muslims in Iraq, Libya, Syria and other countries.
In March 2012, Dr. Qadri appointed Joel Hayward as his 'Strategic Policy Adviser' and announced his intention to return to Pakistan to lead a revolution in line with 'Arab Springs' in Libya, Syria, Egypt. Read more
In December 2012 he returned to Pakistan and led a Dharna along with his followers during December 2012 and February 2013 and tried to topple the elected Government. Watch this video clip how he incited his followers and security agencies/police to revolt.
But in spite of his firebrand speeches, he failed and returned back to Canada. Read more
In 2014 he came back again and tried to grab power by street protests. This time he secured the support and cooperation of Imran Khan, Tehreek-e-Insaaf Party of Pakistan. But to his bad luck, he failed again and returned back to Canada.
Umar Riaz Abbasi, Head of Minhajul Quran Central Secretariat, Lahore Pakistan seen giving belly dance jerks to entertain Dr. Qadri during his second Dharna in 2014. Watch this Video clip.
Ever since he signed Amman Message, Dr. Qadri is on the forefront of spreading Ammanism in the world. He works with missionary zeal and has developed a large network of Minhajul Quran to promote Ammanism in the name of 'Interfaith'.
Dr. Qadri's followers, known as Minhajis, are encouraged by him to visit Hindu temples, Sikh Gurduwaras, Christian Churches and other places of worship and take part in prayers. He also allows non-Muslims to visit Minhaji Mosques to worship as per their faith and customs
Watch carefully the following video clip. Dr. Qadri is very specific and explicit and repeatedly says non-Muslims are allowed to worship in Minhaji mosques as per their customs. Meaning, Hindus, Buddhists and others can perform Idol worship in Minhaji mosques. He also emphasizes that Minhajis all over the world visit Hindu temples, Sikh Gurduwaras, Christian Chruches, Jewish Synagogues and other places of worship and participate in their prayers. Dr. Qadri proudly says Minhaj-ul-Quran is the only organization in the world who is carrying out these practices.
The following information is taken from official Minhajul Quran sources run by Dr. Qadri.
(i) It was reported on official Minhaj website that the Hindu religious festival of ‘Holi’ was celebrated across the world on April 20, 2009. A special ceremony took place in a local temple in Lahore to celebrate the occasion. On the special invitation of the Hindu community leaders Dr Manuher Chand, Dr Suresh, Dr Suneil Kumar and Prof Ashok Kumar, MQI delegation participated in the celebrations.
Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director Interfaith Directorate, Minhaj, led Minhaj delegation to Holi Festivities. They played with Color and felicitated Hindus on the auspicious Holi Festival". Read more.
(ii) Usman Shah of Minhaj, UK led a delegation to Neville Road Gurdwara in East Ham, UK on March 30th, 2009. Minhajis covered their heads and participated in prayers alongside Sikhs in Gurduwara Prayer Hall. Read more.
(iii) On December 17, 2009, a delegation of Minhaj-ul-Quran participated in "Happy Chrismas function" and prayed at International Gospel (IG) Church along with Christians. Muhammad Mustafa, Director Foreign Affairs MQI; Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director Interfaith Relations MQI; Iftikhar-ul-Hasan Chishti and Muhammad Aleen Khan were part of MQI Delegation. Minhaji participants prayed at the Church along with Christians. They also presented a wreath of flowers to Reverend Dr. Marqas, Chairman International Gospel Mission on behalf of Dr. Qadri. Read more
(iv) Minhajis celebrating Milad un Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in a Hindu Temple along with Hindu priests. Look at the picture of the banner behind. At one side “Om” is written in Hindi, and the other side Green Dome of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is drawn. And Hindu priest of the temple stands in the center praying his Lord while Minhajis join him in his prayers sitting around him. Read more
(v) Dr. Qadri, celebrating Merry Christmas along with Christian Church dignitaries/Scholars. Watch this video Clip
(vi) Christians Worshiping in front rows of Minhaj-ul-Quran Mosque and a large number of Minhajis standing silent behind. Read more
(vii) Dr. Qadri conducted an Ammani Peace Conference in UK in 2011 and asked people to adhere to the following Ammani teachings.
(a) Dr. Quadri publicly claimed Jesus Christ to be God. Listen to the following video clip. At 3.40 he says, "We can hear the holy spirit of God Jesus Christ giving the message of Salvation to the mankind".
(b) In the same speech, Dr. Qadri asked people to take melodies (of Almighty) from Bible, Lyrics (of Almighty) from Taurah, Rhythm (of Almighty) from Quran. He preached them to take (learn) humility (as taught in) the holy scriptures of all other religions.
(c) He asked people to remember (and benefit from) the awakening of Buddah. Buddha is worshiped by Buddhists as God.
(d) Dr. Qadri urged people to remember the love of Krishna (and get rewarded) in their lives.
Krishna is a Hindu God famous for his love of 'Gopis' (10 to 16 year old unmarried girls). As per Hindu scriptures, Krishna had thousands of Gopis with whom he wandered in the Vrindavana forest, singing and dancing with them. In this way they reached the cool sandy banks of Yamuna.
The scriptures mention that Krishna used to steal and hide the garments of the girls when they take bath in the rivulets/ponds in the forest, before himself entering into the water. After the bath, he used to ask each girl to see him alone to get her dress, which the girls obliged passionately. The Gopis wanted to have Krishna as their husband. In that serene environment when Krishna touched the bodies of Gopis, their desires swelled and longing for him increased. Read more.
As per Mahabharata, Krishna married 16,108 women; each of whom gave birth to his 10 sons and one daughter.
(e) Dr. Qadri also urged people to remember (and learn from) the Optimism of the Sikhs (as taught to them by their Guru Nanak Dev Ji).
(f) In the end he prayed 'May the fragrance (guidance) of all religions remain on this Earth (and we get benefited from them all).Watch the following official Minhajul Quran's video clip.
What Dr. Qadri is preaching is completely different from what Allah (سبحانہ و تعالی) taught us in Quran - إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلَامُ [Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is (only) Islam. ](Aale Imran - 19).
No doubt, Minhajis are the most prominent Sub-Group of Ammani Deviant Sect who are at the forefront of spreading Ammanism in the world. But they claim, they are Muslims, Ahle Sunnah. When Dr. Qadri is questioned about these practices, he misquotes a Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) 'Hadith of Najran delegation' to justify Ammani beliefs. Read more.
There is a substantial presence of Dr. Qadri's followers in India, particularly in Hyderabad. It looks Ammanism has seeped into the rank and files of some Sufi Salasil.
Picture shows Sajjada Nashins of some Sufi Salasil jointly holding Minhajul Quran convention in Hyd in November, 2016. They called Dr. Qadri Shaikh-ul-Islam Mujaddid and their Leader (قائد).
By jointly working to promote Dr. Qadri and his Minhajul Quran, they are showing that they are the ardent followers of Dr. Qadri.
No one knows why these Sajjada Nashins are working for Minhajul Quran to promote Dr. Qadri and his Ammani teachings, abandoning Islamic Ahle Sunnah teachings of their Grand Shuyookh?
This is the reason the followers of these Salasil are vertically divided. Some have become Ammanis while others are steadfast on the right path of Ahle Sunnah.
Some people in Qadeeri Silsila (Siddique Gulshan) have also been influenced from Dr. Qadri's teachings and have joined Minhaji Ammani band wagon.
Currently, Qadeeri Silsila is divided into two groups, (i) Minhaji Ammani Qadeeris, and (ii) Ahle Sunnah Qadeeris. Minhaji Ammani Qadeeris wrongly interpret Shaikh Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه) teachings to claim Ammanism as Islam. While Ahle Sunnah Qadeeris are on the right path of Islam and follow the teachings of their Grand Shaikh Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) in letter and spirit.
AMMANI / SULAH-E-KULLI MASLAKThere are two types of Ammani / Sulah-e-Kulli School of thought, as follows:SULAH-E-KULLI GRADE (1)The Sulah-e-Kulli Grade (1) Group claims that oral recitation of Shahadah (Kalima Tayyiba) is sufficient for a person to be a Muslim. The actual beliefs of deviant sects do not matter to them. They misquote certain Quranic verses, Ahadith and statements of some scholars in this context and emphasize that everyone from all 73 Sects and their countless sub groups are Muslims. They do not want to proactively correct the beliefs of the followers of deviant sects, rather they maintain cozy relationships with them and call them brothers in faith, in spite of the fact that they profess Kufria/blasphemous beliefs openly. When someone draws their attention towards this fishy attitude and reminds them about their responsibility to spread Sahih Iman in the world, they call him takfeeri.This Sulah-e-Kulli group, in reality, are challenging the commandments of Allah, His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and all our Imams of the past 1400 years who have elaborated what is Kufr, Shirk and what is Iman. The definitions used by our Ulema in this context clearly specify that even if you recite Kalima Tayyiba, there are certain actions on your part that take you out of the fold of Islam. These are as follows.(1) A person who denies Islam and its testimony (Kalima Tayyiba) or a person who considers belief in Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is optional, not compulsory for salvation in Hereafter is 'Infidel' (Kafir).(2) A person who associates divinity (Uloohiyat) with anything other than Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) and considers it worshipable, is a Polytheist (Mushrik).(3) A person who recites Kalima Tayyiba and claims himself to be Muslim but denies Islam in his heart is known as 'Hypocrite' (Munafiq).(4) A Muslim who leaves the fold of Islam is known as 'Apostate' (Murtad).(5) There are many types of 'Hypocrite Apostates' (Murtad Munafiq), as follows.(i) A person who recites Kalima Tayyiba, claims himself to be Muslim, but at the same time disrespects, and does blasphemy of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah, Imams and Awliya Allah is known as Hypocrite Apostate (Murtad Munafiq).(ii) A person who recites Kalima Tayyiba and claims himself to be Muslim but believes his God to have human-like physical body, two eyes, two hands, two legs, who is sitting over the skies, is known as 'Hypocrite Apostate (Murtad Munafiq).(iii) A person who recites Kalima Tayyiba, claims himself to be Muslim, but at the same time visits Hindu temples, Sikh Gurduwaras, Jew Synagogues, Christian Churches and participates in their functions and worship, is known as 'Hypocrite Apostate' (Murtad Munafiq).(iv) It is in Quran - لَا تَعْتَذِرُوا قَدْ كَفَرْتُم بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ [Make no excuse; you have done Kufr after your Iman.] (At-Tauba - 66).(v) It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: “Jews got divided into seventy one groups and Christians got divided into seventy two groups and my nation will get divided into seventy three groups. All the groups will be in Hell except one. They asked: “Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) which one is it? He replied: “Those who will remain on the path on which I and my companions are today.” (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Tirmidhi, Ahmad).All Ahle Sunnah Ulema, including Shaikh Ahmed Sirhindi, Maulvi Abdul Haq, Shah Waliullah, Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui, Shaikh Ahmed Ridha Khan, Shaikh Imdadullah Mohajir Makki, Shaikh Anwaarullah Farooqi and others (رحمة الله عليهم اجمعين) are unanimous on the above issue.SULAH-E-KULLI GRADE (2)The Sulah-e-Kulli Grade (2) Group also claims all 73 Sects and their sub groups are Muslims. In addition, they claim that everyone who believes in the existence of one God, irrespective of his actual perception and understanding, is a "believer" on par with Muslims. With this understanding, they have declared Christians, Jews, Buddhists and others as 'Believers' just like Muslims. Ammanis belong to this Group. Read more.It is important to note that a person who is suffering from Sulah-e-Kulli disease, starts claiming all 72 deviant Sects and their uncountable sub groups as Muslims irrespective of their open kufria/Blasphemous beliefs. If his disease is not treated in time, he starts claiming that there is a difference between people of the book and non believers as people of the book (Ahle Kitab) believe in the existence of one God. When his disease reaches to a fatal, irrecoverable stage, he claims that Christians and Jews are 'believers' just like Muslims because they also believe in one God. At this stage he starts claiming that belief in Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is optional, not necessary for salvation in Hereafter. Then he imposes 'the belief in one God theory' on other religions and starts claiming that Buddhists, Hindus and others are also believers because they also believe in one ultimate reality/God. This is exactly what happened in the case of Ammani sect.
It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said - Among Muslims, there will be some people (scholars and their followers) who will lead people according to principles other than Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Sunnah. There will be some others who will invite people to the doors of Hell and whoever accepts their invitation, he will be thrown in Hell. These misguided people will be from within the Muslim community. Muslims should stick to their chief (who is on the right path of Islam). If they do not find a Chief or the righteous group, they should "Keep away from all those different sects (Ammanis, Salafis, Deobandis, Shias, etc.), even if they had to bite (eat) the root of a tree, till they meet Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). Part of Hadith. (Bukhari Book # 56, Hadith # 803 and Muslim Book # 20, Hadith # 4553).
It is in Quran - وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ ۖ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا [And whoever opposes the Apostle of Allah ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) after the path of guidance has become clear to him, and follows the path other than that of the (true) believers, We shall keep him in the same (state of disorientation) he has (himself) turned to, and shall (eventually) cast him into Hellfire and that is an evil dwelling.] (An-Nisa - 115)
SHAIKH ABDUL QADEER SIDDIQUI (رحمة الله عليه) REFUTED SULAH-E-KULLI, DEEN-E-ELAHI AND AMMANI BELIEFS.
It is a well known fact that Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمت الله عليه) has indirectly refuted and condemned Sulah-e-Kulli, Deen-e-Elahi and Ammani beliefs. Read below the refutation and condemnation of these deviant beliefs by the Shaikh.
(i) He wrote in his booklet 'The Vanity of Complete Human Being' (خودئ انسانِ كامِل) as follows:
"The one who does not have correct knowledge, he neither has Islam nor Iman. When you have the right knowledge, you will act upon it and perform good deeds. The affects of your actions will reflect the soundness of your knowledge. What is illiteracy? It is a kind of darkness and obliteration. One who does not have correct knowledge (صحيح ايمان) here in this world, will not be relieved of eternal torment in Hereafter. If you do not have the light of knowledge today, tomorrow (after death), it will be the darkness of illiteracy which is permanent torment.
It is in Quran - وَمَن كَانَ فِى هَـٰذِهِۦۤ أَعۡمَىٰ فَهُوَ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ أَعۡمَىٰ [ The one who is blind (about Sahih Iman) in this world, will be blind in Hereafter] (Al-Isra - 72).
The one who has correct faith (صحيح ايمان), and right gnosis (عرفان), is actually a human being. The rest are illiterates and animals. " Read more(ii) In his book titled 'Monotheism' (Shaikh wrote under the heading ‘The Complete Human Being’ (انسانِ کامِل) as follows:The success in the World of Resurrection and welfare in this 'World of Manifestation' depends upon the rightful knowledge (correct Islamic faith) and divine gnosis’. Read more
(iii) In the same book 'Monotheism' (Shaikh wrote under the heading 'The Need of Promise of Allegiance (ضرورتِ بیعت), as follows:If there is a defect in a person's faith (Sahih Iman), he has lost everything in this world as well as in Hereafter - خَسِرَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةَ [He has lost (this) World and the Hereafter.] (Al-Hajj - 11) Read more
How do we spread Sahih Iman in the present complex Muslim society?Sulah-e-Kulli/Ammani Groups argue that it is harsh to say on the face of a person that his belief is Kufr. This will create hatred and bloodshed in Muslim society. This is a wrong pretext. Who is asking you to malign and hate the followers of Deviant sects? You can proactively explain Sahih Iman to people in gentle words. However, be firm in your resolve and do not get bogged down by their political deceiptful arguments. Have faith in Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and do not be afraid of their worldly might or political sway. When you caution people for their wrongful beliefs, you do not mean to fight with them or spread hatred against them. When you tell them what they proclaim is un-Islamic, contrary to the commandments of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and his Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in gentle words, it will be treated as good counsel, compassionate polemic. If the person heeds towards the good counsel, it is fine. If rejects the faith, it is also fine. Whatever be the reaction, it is important that we show them the right path of Islam because on it depends our salvation. Remember, Ammani / Sulah-e-Kulli beliefs and practices will not help anyone get salvation in Hereafter.Umma tul Islamiyah ( الأمة الإسلامية)Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a need to understand the concept of Ummah ( أمة ) in its proper perspective. In Islamic world, the term Umma tul Islamiyah ( الأمة الإسلامية) or Millat-e-Islamia is used to describe the community of Muslims belonging to all sects. From an outsider's point of view, followers of all sects are Muslims because of their outward appearance and oral recitation of Kalima Tayyiba. However, the real thing that makes a person Muslim is his Sahih Iman (Correct Islamic Faith). If you do not have Sahih Iman, you have lost both the worlds. Your outward appearance as Muslim and your oral recitation of Kalima Tayyiba will not help you get salvation in Hereafter. Munafiqeen during the time of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) were also seen as Muslims in view of their outward appearance and oral recitation of Kalima Tayyiba by general people. But look at their reality in the eyes of Allah. It is in Quran - إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ فِي الدَّرْكِ الأَسْفَلِ مِنَ النَّارِ وَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُمْ نَصِيرًا [The hypocrites will be placed in the lowest pit of Hell, and you will find no one to help them. ] ( An-Nisa - 145).What we currently find is widespread deviancy among Muslim sects from the right path of Islam. Some sects are based on Blasphemy of Prophet Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and Khulafa-e-Rashideen. Some believe Allah to have a Physical body like human beings. Some have legalized Prostitution in the name of fake marriages. Remember, Allah's mercy in this world and salvation in Hereafter is only available to the type of Umma tul Islamiyah that existed during Prophet's ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) time. Therefore, deviant sects can neither expect to get Allah's mercy in this world nor salvation in Hereafter unless they come back to the right path of Islam. Read more.
Unity among Muslim Sects
Is there a way to unite all Muslim Sects? When we look at our current complex Muslim society, we realize that there are 73 Sects and innumerable subgroups in Muslim community. This division is based on differences in beliefs as it was already prophesied by Prophet Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ). (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Ahmad, Tirmidhi, etc.). Therefore, there cannot be Unity of Aqeedah between these Sects for the simple reason that everyone claims and is adamant that what he/she believes is the right path of Islam.
It is in Quran - مِنَ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا ۖ كُلُّ حِزْبٍ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ [Those who have divided their religion and become sects, every faction (sect) rejoicing in what it has (every sect is happy for what he believes and considers it to be the right path of Islam)] (Ar-Room - 32).Here comes the great responsibility on the shoulders of Ahle Sunnah. While we preach Sahih Iman to our own people and the followers of Deviant Sects, it is also important that we strive to develop trust among people and ensure cooperation of everyone, be it the followers of deviant sects or non-Muslims, in issues related to worldly welfare. Remember, Islam has taught us to care for our neighbor irrespective of his faith and ethnic background. Your good behavior with others will bring them back to Sahih Iman and Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) will reward you in this world and in Herafter.SHAIKH MOHAMMAD ABDUL QADEER SIDDIQUI'S (رحمة لله عليه) SPIRITUAL EMINENCE
Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) was indeed the living phenomenon of a Complete Human Being (انسانِ کامل) and a person of obligatory proximity (قُربِ فرائض) with Allah (سبحانه و تعا لی). He also had the distinction in Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) subordination and was enthroned with the legacy of unveiling and immanence.
Shaikh gave Rosary bounding (Zakat) of Asma-e-Elahiyya extensively. It is reported that he recited each Ism-e-Elahi over 20 million times. All his Murideen were also required to do Zikr extensively.
The people who were close to Hadhrat Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) testified that he was at the helm of the spiritual hierarchy during his life time. Indeed, he belonged to the family of great Shuyookh of Islam of all time.
We have provided below two couplets written in honor of Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) by his son and Successor Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui Izzat (رحمة الله عليه).بہت ہی شان والے ہیں ، بڑھائ انکو حاصل ہے
مُسلَّم اولیا میں ہے وَقارِ حضرت حسرتShaikh Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) is dignified Wali Allah. His greatness is a blessing of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى). Indeed, his eminence is established among the greatest Awliya Allah.
مُحِب ہیں اور محبوبِ خدا ہیں اس لۓ عزترہیگی تا ابد وللہ بہارِ حضرت حسرتHe loves Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) and he is a beloved of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى); therefore he will be remembered by the people who will be benefited from him till the Day of Resurrection.
Shaikh used to give baya in Quadri silsila. It is reported that he had over half a million Murideen all over the world. Also his Khulafa were in hundreds. There is no record of his Murideen and Khulafa as they are spread all over the world. It is reported that some of his Murideen attempted to record the names of his Khulafa a few months before the death of the Shaikh, but they could record only 91 or 92 names.
After retirement, Shaikh used to teach his Murideen everyday after Salat al-Fajr. Every Sunday there used to be Dars al-Quran which was attended by hundreds of people. Sama was held on 11th of every lunar Calendar and Qaseedah Burdah Mehfil was held every 17th of lunar calendar. Every year on 27th Rajab his Murideen used to celebrate his birth day which was attended by thousands of people. Mehfil-e-Sama was organized on his birth day. His birth day and 11th and 17th Mahafil every month are still continued at Siddique Gulshan, Hyderabad.
Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) and Hadhrat Khaled Wajoodi (رحمة لله علىـہ) were born in 1870s. They lived in Hyderabad for most of their lives and were great friends during their life times. They both were at the helm of spiritual hierarchy at different times during their lives.
SPIRITUAL CHAIN(1) Sultan-ul-Ambiya wal Mursaleen, Rahmatul lil Aalameen, Shafi-ul-Mudhnibeen, Ahmad Mujtaba, Mohammad Mustafa (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)(2) Imam-ul-Mashariq wal Magharib, Asadullah al-Ghalib, Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (عليهِ السّلام)
(3) Ameer al-Momineen, Sayyadush Shuhada Hadhrat Imam Hussain (عليهِ السّلام)
(4) Imam al-Abideen, Ameer al-Momineen Zain al-Abideen (عليهِ السّلام)
(5) Imam al-Muttaqeen, Ameer al-Momineen, Mohammad al-Baqar (عليهِ السّلام)
(6) Imam as-Sadiqeen, Ameer al-Momineen, Ja'afar as-Sadiq (عليهِ السّلام)
(7) Imam al-Kamileen, Ameer al-Momineen, Moosa Kazim (عليهِ السّلام)
(8) Imam al-Wasileen, Ameer al-Momineen, Moosa Radha ( عليهِ السّلام)(9) Hadhrat Shaikh ad-Deen Ma'aroof Kirkhi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(10) Hadhrat Dhiya ad-Deen Siri Saqati (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(11) Hadhrat Junaid Baghdaadi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(12) Shayak Abdullah Abu Bakr Shibli (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(13) Hadhrat Abu al-Fadhal Abd al-Wahed Tamimi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(14) Hadhrat Alauddin Abu al-Farah Tartoosi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(15) Hadhrat Abu al-Hassan Ali al-Hankari (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(16) Hadhrat Abu Sayeed Mubarak al-Makhrami (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(17) Qutub al-Arifeen, Murshidus Salikeen, Sayad Abd al-Qadir Jeelani, Mahboob-e-Subhaani (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(18) Hadhrat Abdullah (رحمت الله عليه)
(19) Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Yousuf Asadi (رحمت الله عليه)
(20) Hadhrat Mohammed Ahmed (رحمت الله عليه)
(21) Hadhrat Abu Ahmed Mohammed (رحمت الله عليه)
(22) Hadhrat Fakhruddin (رحمت الله عليه)
(23) Hadhrat Mohiuddin Ahmed ( رحمت الله عليه )
(24) Hadhrat Abu Bakr (رحمت الله عليه)
(25) Hadhrat Sharfuddin (رحمت الله عليه)
(26) Hadhrat Mohammed Mirza (رحمت الله عليه)
(27) Hadhrat Ismail ( رحمت الله عليه )
(28) Hadhrat Abu Bakr Salaam (رحمت الله عليه)
(29) Hadhrat Ahmed ibn Moosa (رحمت الله عليه)
(30) Hadhrat Junaid Yemeni (رحمت الله عليه)
(31) Hadhrat Abdul Qadir (رحمت الله عليه)
(32) Hadhrat Sirajuddin ( رحمت الله عليه )
(33) Hadhrat Ameenuddin (رحمت الله عليه)
(34) Hadhrat Mohammed ibn Younus (رحمت الله عليه)
(35) Hadhrat Safiuddin Ahmed Qashashi ( رحمت الله عليه )
(36) Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Ahmed Bafaqeeh (رحمت الله عليه)
(37) Hadhrat Syed Abdullah ibn Ahmed Baroom (رحمت الله عليه)(38) Hadhrat Syed Ulawi Baroom (رحمت الله عليه)(39) Hadhrat Khawaja Rahmatullah (رحمت الله عليه)(40) Hadhrat Muhammad Shah Mohammed Rafiuddin Qandahari (رحمت الله عليه)(41) Hadhrat Mir Shujauddin Hussain (رحمت الله عليه)(42) Hadhrat Syed Mohammed Badshah Hussaini (رحمت الله عليه)(43)Hadhrat Khaja Syed Muhammad Siddique Ali Hussaini Mahbooballah (رحمت الله عليه)(44) Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui Quadri (Hasrat) (رحمت الله عليه)
There are three biographical accounts of the Shaikh written in Urdu, as follows.
(i) The Book 'Toor-e-Tajalli' (367 pagaes) was written by Mohammad Ja'afar Hussain Quadri, Qadeeri (رحمة الله عليه), published in 1987. The Introduction of this book was written by Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), son and successor of Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه)
(ii) The Book 'Abdullah' (600 pages) was written by Maulvi Anwaruddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), Son-in-law of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه). This book was published by Hasrat Academy Publications, Hyderabad in 2004.
(iii) A Lecturer at Minhajush Sharia, Raisa Begum, did research on the life of the Shaikh under the guidance of Professor Abdul Hafidh Qateel at Osmania University. On successful completion and submission of Thesis, she was awarded M.Phil. Degree from the University.
On March 24, 1962 (17 Shawwal, 1381 H), Shaikh Mohammad Aabdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) passed away at the age of 94 years.
His funeral procession was attended by thousands of his Murideen and well wishers.
He was buried at Siddique Gulshan in Bahadurpura area in Hyderabad.
His annual Urs is celebrated between 16-18 Shawwal each year.
A massive dome is under construction over his Dargah in Siddique Gulshan, Hyderabad.
See more pictures of Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui Hasrat ( رحمة الله عليه ) HERE
Hadhrat Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) has written many books in Urdu, Persian and Arabic apart from "Siddiqui's Exegesis" (Translation and commentary) of Quran in Urdu.
He was a famous poet in Urdu, Persian and Arabic. Compilation of his Urdu Poetry is titled "Kulliyat-e-Hasrat".
He also wrote an interpretive translation of the famous books 'Fusus al-Hikam' of Shaikh Ibn al-Arabi (رحمة الله عليه), in Urdu, which received critical acclaim from Islamic world and was included in the curriculum of many Universities, including University of Punjab, Lahore.
Some ignorant people claim that Hanafi school of thought is the personal opinion of Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (رضي الله تعالى عنه). Shaikh refuted this claim and has compiled an Ahadith Collection explicating Jurisprudential details of Hanafi School of thought to prove that Hanafi fiqh is totally based on Quran and Sunnah. This compilation was written in Arabic titled 'Ad-Din', which consisted of 4 volumes, (a) Kitab al-'Ilm (Book of Knowledge) (b) Kitab al-Iman (Book of Faith) (c) Kitab al-Ihsan (Book of Virtues) and (d) Kitab al-Islam (Book of Islam). "Ad-Din" was later translated into Urdu. "Ad-Din" was included in the syllabus of Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Anyone interested in buying Hadhrat Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه) books, including Siddiqui's Exegesis (Tafseer-e-Siddiqui) can contact Hasrat Academy Publications, Siddique Gulshan, Bahadurpura, Hyderabad, Telengana State, India.
Hadhrat Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه) works are a treasure of knowledge in Islamic studies. The formalists in the Islamic world have alienated themselves from this treasure which opens your heart away from materialism to the intrinsic spirit of Islam.
Shaikh's works are unique in many ways. The terminology he used in his books is unique and shows his mastery on the subject matter. His works cover all Islamic subjects that are generally misunderstood by people. He has concentrated his entire work towards clearing the misconceptions of various Muslim Sects about Islamic teachings and practices.ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF SHAIKH'S WORKS
Most of the books, written in Urdu, Persian and Arabic, by Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة لله عليه) have been rendered into English by Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri.
, (رحمة الله عليه), son and successor of Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), was very much interested in spreading Shaikh's works into the whole world.
On his encouragement and support, Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri took up the task of translating Shaikh' works.
Shaikh Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) himself used to listen to these translations before their publications and suggest changes, if any. He had also made a team of 5 people from Hadhrat's family, who used to read the final draft of the book before its publication. Dr. Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Aleem Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) and Hadhrat Mohammad Abdur Razzaq Siddiqui, the present Sajjada Nashin at Siddique Gulshan, both sons of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdur Raheem Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), the eldest son of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) were part of this team. The team was very helpful in this context.
The translation work was continued after the death of Hadhrat Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) in 1998; under the guidance of Hadhrat Ghouse Mohiuddin Siddiqui, (1935 - 2011), (رحمة الله عليه) the son and successor of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه).
The translation work was started in 1995, and by 2002, most of the Shaikh's books were rendered into English and published. These books are available online, free of cost, on the following links.(4)(10) The Issue of Divorce(16) The Mirror of Truth(19) The Servant of Allah
More books will be uploaded online. Readers are requested to visit this page for updates.
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- Sh. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (RU)
- Sh. Bahauddin Naqshband (RU)
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri
- Sh. Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (RA)
- Sh. Khaled Wajoodi (RA)
- Sh. Shujauddin Siddiqui (RA)
- Sh. Momin Ali Qadri (RA)