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17-04-2012, 08:37 AM
A new blog translating Bawariq al-Ghayb of Mawlana Manzur Nu'mani on the topic of 'ilm al-ghayb (http://bawariqalghaybtranslation.wordpress.com/). It thoroughly refutes deviant beliefs regarding this topic which lead to people attributing to the creation, a quality that is only exclusive to the Creator. In the first section of his work, Mawlana Nu'mani presents the exegesis of forty verses and the commentary of 150 hadiths to prove the Ahl al-Sunnah view that the knowledge of the Hour amongst other things are excluded from prophetic knowledge. In further parts, he produces quotes from the scholars, and refutes the arguments and proofs of the opposition.
Here are the first few posts:
Introduction: Section One
Introduction: Section Two
Introduction: Section Three: Identifying the Cause of Disagreement
Chapter One: Qur'anic Evidences and Proofs
Answering a Doubt
Assalam o 'alaykum,
Do you know the brother behind it?
17-04-2012, 07:56 PM
Assalam o 'alaykum,
Do you know the brother behind it?
Yes. You know him as well!
20-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Some excerpts from this book:
"In Allah’s Name, the Ever-Merciful, the Beneficent
While praising [Allah] and sending blessings [on the Prophet (peace be upon him), I say:]
Although the war between Ahl al-Sunnah and Ahl al-Bid‘ah has been raging for a long time in India, the written efforts of some learned men of Badayun [from the Ahl al-Bid‘ah] in the last half of the thirteenth century [Hijri], gave it a particular expanse. Then the intense “revivalist” labours of the Barelwi learned man, Mawlawi Ahmad Rida Khan Sahib, created further intensity and versatility in it. As such, this battle continued to advance, until, at the end of the Great War [i.e. the First World War] when the calamity of the Turks turned the attention of the Muslims of India inwards and the Khilafah movement began, then for some days this battlefield turned cold, and (all praise to Allah!) for several years the ears of the Muslim masses were unacquainted with these matters.
This was until in 1342 H (1924 CE) an unexpected revolution occurred in the Hijaz, and the leadership of the Arabs went out of the hands of Sharif Husayn and into the hands of the king of Najd, Ibn Sa‘ud, who according to his views and beliefs, began a series of reforms there. Thus, here, the Ahl al-Bid‘ah found an opportunity to again revive their dead movement, whereupon the battleground on [the issues of] “building over graves,” “plastering graves,” “‘urs,” “fatihah,” “vowing to other than Allah,” “knowledge of ghayb” and other matters again reignited..."
21-04-2012, 10:51 AM
"Around 1350 years ago from now, the truthful and attested [Messenger of Allah] (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said regarding his ummah:
لتتبعن سنن من كان قبلكم شبرا بشبر وذراعا بذراع الخ
“You will surely follow the ways of those who were before you [i.e. the Jews and Christians], hand span for hand span, arms length for arms length.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrated it from Abu Sa’id, Allah be pleased with him)...
Anyhow, Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and grant him peace) did not even like such words being said with respect to his blessed personality in which was even a trace of excess. Rather, with respect to this, he put a full stop. But it is the will of Allah that his ummati (follower) and claimants to his love break the limits that he has determined, and openly servants [of Allah] call him knower of the ghayb, and just like the Christians, they believe that this extremism and excess is a cause for gaining the pleasure of Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and grant him peace) and special proximity to him. Regarding these prisoners of ignorance and these hostages of misguidance, ‘Allamah ‘Ali al-Qari (upon him the mercy of the Creator) wrote:
وَلا رَيْبَ أَنَّ الْحَامِلَ لِهَؤُلاءِ عَلَى الْغِلُوِّ إِنَّمَا هُوَ اعْتِقَادُهُمْ أَنَّهُ يُكَفِّرُ عَنْهُمْ سَيِّئَاتَهُمْ وَيُدْخِلُهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ وَكُلَّمَا غَلُوا وَزَادُوا غُلُوًّا فِيهِ كَانُوا أَقْرَبَ إِلَيْهِ وَأَخَصَّ بِهِ ، فَهُمْ أَعْصَى النَّاسِ لأَمْرِهِ ، وَأَشَدُّهُمْ مُخَالَفَةً لِسُنَّتِهِ وَهَؤُلاءِ فِيهِمْ شَبَهٌ ظَاهِرٌ مِنَ النَّصَارَى الَّذِينَ غَلُوا فِي الْمَسِيحِ أَعْظَمَ الْغُلُوِّ ، وَخَالَفُوا شَرْعَهُ وَدِينَهُ أَعْظَمَ الْمُخَالَفَةِ
“There is no doubt that the motivation for these [people] towards extremism is only their belief that it will atone for them their sins and will admit them into the Garden, and [their belief that] every time they exceed bounds and increase in extremism therein, they come closer to him and become more special to him. They are the most disobedient of people to his command, and the strongest of them in opposing his Sunnah, and there is a manifest resemblance in them with the Christians who exceeded bounds with respect to the Messiah, the greatest extremism, and they opposed his law and his religion, the greatest opposition.” (al-Mawdu‘at al-Kabir, pp. 119-20) 
Anyhow, since this poison of the belief in ‘ilm al-ghayb is mixed with the milk of love before being put down the throat of the ummah, it is more dangerous than all those deviant beliefs which have not been branded with love and respect, and thus is in need of the attention [of the scholars]. Furthermore, for its preservation, the preservers of bid‘ah and the callers to misguidance, have written countless treatises making this [fitnah] even darker. Till now, from my experience, those treatises which have been completed by these people will not be less than fifty or sixty. On the other hand, the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah believing that this opinion is clearly false gave little attention to it, and even if they wrote anything they limited themselves to the necessary amount, and they never intended to encompass all its sides and perspectives; because of which the misguidance of the common people was given more strength.
Now, under instructions from one of the senior scholars of this ummah [Mawlana Sayyid Murtaza Hasan Chandpuri], this worthless one has lifted his pen in order to verify this matter. The Real Almighty is asked to give accordance in being balanced and seeking truth, and to save [me] from partiality and fanaticism. Verily, He is Able over all things, and Worthy of giving response. O Allah! Show us the truth as truth and grant us adherence to it, and falsehood as falsehood and grant us avoidance of it. Amin."
23-04-2012, 06:04 PM
Second Verse (http://bawariqalghaybtranslation.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/second-verse/)
The Fake Shaykh
23-04-2012, 10:21 PM
24-04-2012, 02:50 PM
Maulana Manzur Nu'mani explains the need for such a refutation:
"Anyhow, since this poison of the belief in ‘ilm al-ghayb is mixed with the milk of love before being put down the throat of the ummah, it is more dangerous than all those deviant beliefs which have not been branded with love and respect, and thus is in need of the attention [of the scholars]. Furthermore, for its preservation, the preservers of bid‘ah and the callers to misguidance, have written countless treatises making this [fitnah] even darker. Till now, from my experience, those treatises which have been completed by these people will not be less than fifty or sixty. On the other hand, the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah believing that this opinion is clearly false gave little attention to it, and even if they wrote anything they limited themselves to the necessary amount, and they never intended to encompass all its sides and perspectives; because of which the misguidance of the common people was given more strength...
No doubt, denial of the real qualities and actual perfections of the Revered Master of the two Beings [mankind and jinn] (Allah bless him and grant him peace) is degradation of him and an extreme form of faithlessness and defamation of him, rather, the least insult with respect to his holy station is disbelief and the severest form of disbelief; but, in opposition to the clear statements of the Book and Sunnah, the excessiveness and immoderation of the champions of misguidance with respect to him, its refutation and rejection is the essence of faith and an obligation of Islam. The Master of Existents (Allah bless him and grant him peace) prophesised:
يحمل هذا العلم من كل خلف عدوله ينفون عنه تحريف الغالين وانتحال المبطلين وتاويل الجاهلين
“This knowledge will be carried in every generation by its righteous men: they will negate from it the distortion of the extremists, the false claims of the falsifiers, and the interpretations of the ignorant.” (al-Bayhaqi narrated it in al-Madkhal with a mursal chain)
Thus, in order to eradicate the extreme beliefs of the Ahl al-Bid‘ah, the efforts of the ‘ulama of the Ahl al-Sunnah is the practical realisation of this prophecy, and is putting into practice this prophetic imperative. That which this worthless one [Mawlana Manzur Nu‘man] wishes to present in this place with respect to the knowledge of ghayb of the Revered Joy of the World (Allah bless him and grant him peace), its objective and reason is only this, so that the true teachings of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger reaches the world, and the ummah is cautioned against the extremism and immoderation of the champions of misguidance in this subject.
“I desire [nothing] besides rectification as much as I am able, and my guidance is from [none] besides Allah.” (Qur’an 11:88) He is sufficient for me, and an excellent advocate...
Thus, if our faith is sound, for us, even a weak indication of the Wise Qur’an should be sufficient. But Allah, the Knower of the Unseen, knows which things are more important, and which issue needs more explanation and clarification. He knew that at some point this fitnah of ‘ilm al-ghayb will arise in this ummah. This is why He expressed completely clear and explicit statements in His Holy Book in this respect, and did not overlook the explanation and clarification of any small detail with respect to it, such that I can say with certainty that if the treatises of the Ahl al-Bid‘ah and their clear statements and claims were not in front of us, then (by the Lord!) it would have been difficult to believe that any person after adopting faith in the Qur’an and accepting it as a Lordly Book and Divine Document could possibly hold this belief."
07-05-2012, 02:27 PM
The false interpretation of the Rida Khanis:
28-01-2013, 01:18 PM
Is the translation complete or still ongoing?
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