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Virtues of the Ahle Bayt

All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation. The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Owner of the Day
of Recompense. Who blessed us being the Ummah of His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam.
Who sanctified our hearts with the Love and Affection towards His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa
Sallam. Who blessed us with the most precious treasure of Iman (Faith). Countless Salutations, Peace and
Blessings of Allah be upon the Cream of the Creation; Mercy for all Worlds; Seal of the Prophets
Sayyiduna wa Mawlana MuHammadur Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam, His Blessed Parents, His
entire Family, His Progeny, His Companions and all those who Follow Him!!
Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an:


say (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) I do not ask any fee from you upon
this, except the love between close ones [Surah al-Shoora, Verse 23]

Sa'eed bin Mansur in his Sunan narrates from Sa'eed bin Jubayr Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu, He said:

In this verse close ones refers to the relatives of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa
Baaraka wa Sallam. [Jami' al-Bayan, Vol. 11, Page 144 | Zakhair al-'Uqba, Page 33, Durr al-Manthur, Vol.
5, Page 701 | Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Page 288]

This reveals that love for the Muslim relatives of the beloved Prophet through either blood or marriage
is obligatory (Fard) upon each and every Muslim, neglect of which will prompt questioning by Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
Following are the few out of many sacred and blessed Ahadith containing the virtues of the Ahl al-Bait alKiraam Alaihim ar-Ridwan and thereby reveal the rank of the beloved Prophets Ahl al-Bait and relatives.

Virtues of the Ahl al-Bait al-Kiraam


may Allah be well pleased with them all
Imam Ahmad; Tirmidhi who denoted it sahih; Nisa'i and Haakim narrated it from Muttalib bin Rabeea
that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said to
Sayyiduna Abbas Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu


By Allah, Imaan (faith) will not enter the heart of a Muslim until he loves you for Allah and for my
relationship. [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 1, Page 342, Hadith 1780 | Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 610, Hadith
3758 | Sunan Nisa'i, Vol. 5, Page 51, Hadith 8175 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 4, Page 85, Hadith 6960]

The Love of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam and his

family is proven from this hadith because without it no Imaan is acceptable. Loving them because of
Allah means that the love be based on faith and which one must have for another Muslim because of his
faith whilst love because of their relationship with the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa
Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam means that the love be based on their relationship with the Prophet
SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam. This reveals that one should have
double love for the Muslim relatives of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa
Baaraka wa Sallam; firsly because of their Imaan and secondly because of their relationship with the
Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam.
Muslim, Tirmidhi and Nisai narrated from Zaid bin Arqam that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa
ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


I remind you of Allah (to fear Him) about my Ahl al-Bait. [Sahih Muslim, Vol. 4, Page 36, Hadith 1837 |
Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 5, Page 492, Hadith 18780 | Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Vol. 4, Page 62, Hadith 2357]

Tirmidhi, denoting it Hasan, and Tabarani narrated from Ibn Abbas the the beloved Prophet SallAllaho
Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


Love Allah because of what He gave you from His blessings; Love me because of the Love of Allah and
Love my Ahl al-Bait because of my Love. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 622, Hadith 3789 | Mustadrak alHakim, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith 4716 | Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 3, Page 46, Hadith 2638 | Bayhaqi in
Shau'ab al-Iman, Vol. 2, Page 13, Hadith 1378]

The reason and causes of love have been described in this hadith. Love of Allah should be because He is
our Creator and Nourisher; Love for the Prophet should be because he is Allahs Prophet and Beloved
and Love for the Prophets family should be because it is his family.
Tabarani and Haakim narrated from Ibn Abbaas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi
wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

:


O Children of Abdul Muttalib, I asked Allah three things for you; that He keeps your hearts steadfast
(upon Islam); that He teaches the Deen to your ignorant and illiterate and guides your astray, and that He
make you kind, generous and affectionate to one another. So if a man prays, standing between the Rukn
and Maqaam, and fasts but dies with malice for the Household of Muhammad he has entered
Hell. [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 142, Hadith 11412 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 162,
Hadith 4712]

Tirmidhi, denoting it Hassan, and Haakim narrated from Zaid bin Arqam that the beloved Prophet
SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

Verily I am leaving in you that to which if you firmly hold onto you will not go astray after me; The Book
of Allah and my family the Ahl al-Bait. These two will not be separated until they meet me at the Fountain
(of Kawthar), so look (take care) at how you deal with them after me. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 626,
Hadith 3788 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 160, Hadith 4711]

Imam Torpashti Alaihir raHmah states that family here refers to the Prophets Pure wives and very
closest relatives. Holding onto them means loving and respecting them, acting upon their narrated
ahadith and trusting and relying upon their statements. This is also the station of the Prophets
companions, it is important to love them, act upon their narrated ahadith and trust and rely upon their
statements. The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam said My companions are like the stars,
whichever of them you follow you will find guidance (Mirqaat).

Tabarani narrates from Ibn Abbas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa
Baaraka wa Sallam said


Malice for the Bani Haashim (migrants) and Ansaar is kufr (heresy) whilst malice for the Arabs is
hypocrisy. [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 118, Hadith 11312]

Ibn Adee in Al-Kaleel narrates from Abu Sa'eed Khudri Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet
SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


He is a hypocrite who has malice for our Ahl al-Bait. [Jawahir al-Aqdain, Vol. 2, Page 25]

Imam Samhoodi narrates this in Jawaahir ul Aqdain and related it to the musnad of Imam Delmi and
reported that Sayyiduna Jaabir stated We would recognise the hypocrites by their malice for
Sayyiduna Ali. This has been narrated by Imam Tirmidhi and Ahmad with his sanad.
Tabarani narrates from Imam Hasan bin Ali that he said to Muaawiyya bin Khudayj:

:

O Muaawiya Ibn Khudayj guard yourself from having malice for us because undoubtedly the beloved
Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said No one has malice for us and no one is envious of us except on
the day of Qiyaamah he will be kept away from the fountain by whips of fire. [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol.
3, Page 81, Hadith 2726 and Al-Awsat, Vol 3. Page 203, Hadith 4426]
Ibn Adee and Bayhaqi, in Shau'ab ul Imaan, narrated from Sayyiduna Ali the beloved Prophet SallAllaho
Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


Whosoever did not recognise the right of my family and Ansaar is one of three; either a hypocrite, born
illegitimate or conceived by his mother whilst she was impure. [Ibn Adee in Al-Kaamil, Vol. 3, Page 106 |

Shau'ab al-Iman, Vol. 2, Page 232, Hadith 1614, Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 3, Page 662, Hadith 5955]

Tabarani in Awsat narrates from Hassan bin Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi
wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


Make the love of our Ahl al-Bait compulsory for whoever meets Allah having love for us shall enter
paradise with our intercession and By He in whose Hand is my life no deed will benefit a servant except by
recognizing our right. [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 3, Page 122, Hadith 2251 | Al-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 48]

Ibn Shayba and Musadad in their respective Musnads; Hakeem Tirmidhi in Nawaadir Al Usool, Abu
Yalaa and Tabarani narrated from Salama bin Aku that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala
Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


The stars are the refuge for the people of the Heavans and my Ahl al-Bait is the refuge for my
Ummah. [Ibn Hajar in Matalib al-Aaliya, Vol. 4, Page 262, Hadith 3972 | Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 7,
Page 22, Hadith 6260 | Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 101]

Tabarani narrates from Abu Dhar, who said: I heard the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa
Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam say:


The example of my Ahl al-Bait within you is the example of the Ark of Nuh within the nation of Nuh;
whoever boarded it was saved and whoever stayed behind was destroyed. It is also the example of the
Hitha of the Bani Isra'eel. [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 4, Page 283, Hadith 3506 | Mustadrak al-Hakim,
Vol. 2, Page 427, Hadith 3312]

The Hitha is mentioned in Surah Baqarah. The Bani Israil were ordered to enter through the door of
Bait al-Muqaddas proclaiming Hitha, meaning Oh Allah, forgive our sins. But instead of reciting Hitha
some of them proclaimed Hinta and so Allah destroyed those who proclaimed that. The relevance of
this example is that the one who loves the Ahl al-Bait is (saved like those) proclaiming Hitha whilst those
who do not will be destroyed like those proclaiming Hinta.
Tabarani narrates from Ibn Abbas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa
Baaraka wa Sallam said

On the day of Judgement the feet of the servant will not move from the grave until he is asked about four
matters; His age, the matters in which he spent it; His body, how he expended its strength; His wealth,
where he spent and how he earned it and about the love of the Ahl al-Bait. [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11,
Page 83, Hadith 11177 | Haytami in Majma' al-Zawa'id, Vol. 10, Page 346]

Ibn Najjaar in his Taarikh narrates from Hasan bin Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala
Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


Everything has a base and the base of Islam is the love of the Prophets companions and love of his Ahl alBait. [Jami' al-Ahadith, Vol. 3, Page 457, Hadith 9778 | Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 11, Page 2319, Hadith 32523
| Al-Musannaf]

Tabarani in Al-Awsat narrates from Sayyiduna Jaabir who heard Sayyiduna Umar saying at the time of his
marriage to Sayyiduna Alis daughter (Sayyida Umm Kulthoom):

:
Do you not congratulate me! I heard the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka
wa Sallam say On the Day of Qiyaamah all Sabab (relations through marriage) and Nasab (relations by
blood) will break except my Sabab and Nasab. [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 6, Page 282, Hadith 5602 |
Bayhaqi in Sunan al-Kubra, Vol. 7, Page 107, Hadith 13393]

Daylami narrates from Sayyiduna Ali Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi
wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

Teach your children three things; Love of your Prophet; Love of his Ahl al-Bait and the recitation of the
Quran. Verily the learned of the Quran will be with the Prophets and the pious (Awliyaa) in the shade of
Allahs mercy on the day (of Qiyaamah) when there will be no shade but His. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 16,
Page 456, Hadith 45409 | Kash al-Khifa, Vol. 11, Page 74, Hadith 34157]

The learned of the Quran are those of Correct Aqeedah (belief) who sought the knowledge of the Quran
and taught it to others and also includes all those who helped them in this.
Daylami narrates from Sayyiduna Ali Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi
wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


The most steadfast of you on the Bridge (on the day of Qiyaamah) will be the one with the most love for
my Ahl al-Bait and my companions. [Ibn Adee in Al-Kaamil, Vol. 2, Page 2304 | Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12,
Page 96, Hadith 34157]

This hadith proves that the most steadfast on the bridge will be the one who combines in his heart the
love of the Ahl al-Bait and the love of the Prophets Noble Companions. Praise be to Allah, this
characteristic belongs to the Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah.

Daylmi narrates from Sayyiduna Abu Sa'eed that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa
Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


Allahs most severe wrath (punishment) will be upon the one who pains me regarding my family. [Kanz
al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 93, Hadith 34143]

Based on this hadith the corrupt Yazeed and his aids, Ubaidullah bin Ziyaad, Shimar etc, who martyred
and tormented Sayyiduna Imam Hussayn and the leading lights of his family, are worthy of Allahs
wrath. In Zakhair ul 'Uqba, Page 83 Imam Tabarani narrates from Sayyiduna Ali Allahs most severe
wrath, the wrath of the Prophet and the wrath of the Angels is upon the one who shed the blood of the
Prophet and pained him over his household
Ibn Asakir narrates from Sayyiduna Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa
Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


Whoever does a good to one of my Ahl ul Bait (pure wives and respected children) I will return the favour
on the day of Qiyaamah. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 95, Hadith 34152]

Tabrani narrates from Sayyiduna Umar that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa
Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


The Asba (tribe) of all the children of women is from the father except the children of Fatima because I
am their Asba (tribe) for I am their father. [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 3, Page 44, Hadith 6631 | Haytami
in Majma' al-Zawa'id, Vol. 4, Page 224]

Daylmi narrates from Sayyiduna Abu Sa'eed that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa
Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


My Ahl ul Bait and the Ansaar are my wealth, my body, my household and my family, the locus of my
happiness and my trust. So accept the good deeds of their good and overlook the mistakes of any of them
(not from the Hudood of Allah). [Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 1, Page 407, Hadith 1645]

Haakim, in his Taarkh, and Daylami narrated from Sayyiduna Abu Sa'eed that the beloved Prophet
SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


Whoever safeguards three matters Allah will safeguard his Deen and Duniya and whoever loses them
Allah will not protect anything for him; the sanctity (not openly opposing) of Islam (its commandments);
my sanctity and the sanctity of my (muslim) relatives. [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith

2881 and Al-Awsat, Vol 1. Page 126, Hadith 205]

Ibn Hibban, in his sahih, and Haakim narrated from Sayyiduna Abu Sa'eed Khudri that the beloved
Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


By He in whose Hand is my Life no man will have malice for my Ahl ul Bait except that Allah will put him
in Hell. [Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 126, Hadith 4717 | Sahih Ibn Hibban, Vol. 15, Page 435,
Hadith 6978]

After mentioning this hadith Imam Haakim said that it is upon the conditions of Bukhari and Muslim
but that they did not narrate it in their sahih.
Daylami narrates from Sayyiduna Ali Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi
wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

I will intercede (specifically) for four people on the day of Judgement The one who respected my family;
the one who fulfilled their needs; the one who ran and came to their aid when they were helpless and the
one who loved them (my family) with (both) his heart and his tongue. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 100,
Hadith 34180 | Zakhair al-'Uqba, Page 50]

Daylami narrates from Sayyiduna Ali Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi
wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said


The best of the people are the Arabs; the best of the Arabs are the Quraysh and the best of the Quraysh
are the Banu Hashim. [Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 1, Page 178, Hadith 2892]

What is Daeef Hadith? & How it becomes Hasan


Da'eef (Weak) is a type of Hadith that has a narrator who either doesn't have a strong
memory or isn't virtuous. Weak (Daeef) Hadith is only reliable in excellence, not in rulings
(permissibility or prohibition will not be proven for it. Yes, good deeds or the prominence of
an individual can be).
The result of this is that a weak Hadith is not a lie, false or fabricated (contrary to the
propaganda of Ghair-Muqallids). The Muhadditheen have kept its rank less than Sahih and
Hasan merely for caution.
If a weak Hadith becomes a Hasan Hadith for some reason, it also becomes completely
credible, with both excellence and rulings able to be proven from it.

A weak narration sometimes becomes Hasan in the following situations:


1. If it is reported by two or more chains of narration, even if all are weak. In other words, if
a Hadith is reported through a few weak narrations, it becomes Hasan. [Mirqaat, Mauzuaate-Kabeer, Shaami, Introduction to Mishkaat by Shaikh Abdul-Haqq Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho
Risaala Usool-e-Hadith by Imam Jurjaani Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho]
2. The practice of true Ulama also causes a weak Hadith to become Hasan. Thus, if the
Learned Ulama-e-Deen begin to bring practice on a weak Hadith, it doesn't remain so, but
becomes Hasan. It was for is reason that Imam Tirrnidhi Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho once
said, As this Hadith is Ghareeb or weak (Daeef), but the learned practice It."
This saying of Imam Tirmidhi Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho doesn't mean that this Hadith is
weak and unworthy of practice and that the Ulama of Islam have practiced on it out of
stupidity or have become astray. No. It means that the Hadith is weak in regards to its
narrators, but through the practice of Ulama, it has been strengthened.
3. Through the experience of the Ulama and inspiration (Kashf) of the Friends of Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala (Auliya), a weak Hadith can become strong. Shaikh Muhayuddin Ibn
Arabi Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho knew of a Hadith,
'The person who recites the Kalima Tayyiba 70,000 times attains forgiveness."
Once, a young map said to him,
"I see my deceased mother in Jahannam."
At that point, Shaikh Ibn Arabi had already recited the Kaliina Tayyiba 70,000 times, so (in
his heart) he passed on the recital of the Kalima Sharif to that young man's mother. The
man smiled and said,

"I now see my mother in Jannat."


Shaikh Ibn Arabi Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho later said,
"I understood this Hadith's correctness (Sehat) through the inspiration (Kashf) of this Wali."
(Sahih-ulBihaari)
4. Qaasim Nanautwi has recorded this incident regarding Hadrat Junaid Baghdadi Radi
ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho in his book, Tahzeer-un-Naas.
5. The weakness of the chains of narration (Isnaad) doesn't necessitate the text of the
Hadith to also be weak. Thus, it is possible for a single Hadith to be weak in one chain,
Hasan in a second and Sahih in a third. This is why Imam Tirmidhi Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho
once said regarding a single Hadith, "This Hadith is Hasan, Sahih and Ghareeb as well"
This saying of the Imam can only mean that this Hadith is reported through a few chains:
Hasan in the first, Sahih in the second and Ghareeb in the third.
6. Also, the weakness doesn't negatively affect the Muhaddith or Mujtahid of former times.
Therefore, if Imam Bukhari Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho or Imam Tirmidhi Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala
Anho attained a Hadith as weak (Daeef) due to a weak narrator being included in it, it is
possible for Imam Abu Hanifa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho to have attained that same Hadith
while it had a Sahih chain of narrators (i.e. in his time, that weak narrator was not a part of
the chain of Hadith). Thus, it wouldn't be easy for a Wahabi to prove that a Hadith was
attained by Imam Abu Hanifa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho as weak.
As a result, our Sunni Ulama should bear this in mind. When any Wahabi calls a Hadith
"weak", stop him, request its reason of weakness and then clarify whether this was before
or after Imam Abu Hanifa's Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho time. Insha-Allah, this will silence
them. Imam Abu Hanifa's Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho time is extremely close to the Holy
Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam's. At that time, very few Ahadith were weak. Imam
Sahib was even a Taba'ee (one who has met at least one Companion of Rasoolullah
Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam).
7. Jarah-e-Mubham (ambiguous impugnment) is not worthy of acceptance. In other words,
the mere statement of one who contests a Hadith, especially Ibn Jauzi, etc. (saying "This
Hadith is weak" or "That narrator is weak") is not credible unless they explain the reason of
the Hadith's weakness or narrator's defect, because Imams differ in the reasons of
weakness. Some deem something to be a defect while others do not. Tadlees, lrsaal,
immaturity, being busy in Fiqh, etc. have been accepted as defects for a narrator. However,
according to the Hanafi muzhab, none of these reasons qualify. [Noor al-Anwaar. Discussion
on Ta'an ala al-Hadith]
8. When there is a clash between impingement (Jarh) and placing in order (Tadeel), Tadeel
will be accepted, not Jarh. Meaning, if a Muhaddith (Commentator on Hadith) has called a
certain narrator weak while another has called him strong (in a case where his transgression
is seen in some events yet he is still labeled by some as pious and virtuous), he will be
accepted as pious and his narration will not be considered weak, because piety is the
original state ofa Mu'min.

9. It should be remembered that if a Hadith is not sound (Sahih), it doesn't mean it's weak.
Thus, if a Muhaddith says about a certain Hadith, "It's not Sahih", it doesn't necessarily
mean that the Hadith is considered weak (there is a possibility of it being classified as
Hasan). There are several categories of Hadith between sound and weak (Sahih & Daeef).
10. The basis of Sahih Ahadith is not Muslim, Bukhari or the rest of the Sihah Sita (Six
Famous Books of Hadith).
The latter's namesake doesn't mean that all the Ahadith in these books are Sahih whilst
every narration in other books aren't.
Rather, it means that there are many Sahih Ahadith in them. Our Imaan is on the Prophet,
not on Bukhari, Muslim, etc. Wherever the Hadith of the Holy Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa
Sallam is found, it is a treasure for us irrespective of whether it is in Bukhari Sharif or not.
It's really surprising that Ghair-Muqallids label the Taqleed of Imam Abu Hanifa Radi ALLAHu
Ta'ala Anho and other Imams as polytheism (shirk) yet blindly bring Imaan on Bukhari and
Muslim as if they were making Taqleed of these books.
11. The accepting of a Hadith without any query by a Faqih Aalim is proof of it being strong.
Thus, if any Mujtahid, Faqih Aalim accepts a weak Hadith, it becomes strong. Imam
Waliuddin Tabrezi Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho the compiler of Mishkaat, states, "When I ascribe
the Hadith to these Commentators of Hadith (Muhadditheen), it is as if I have attributed it
to the Holy Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam himself." (Introduction to Mishkaat)
From these principles, you have understood that none of the Ahadith which Imam Abu
Hanifa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho has used as proof can be weak because the Ummah acts
upon them and the Ulama and Fuqahaa have also accepted them. Every Hadith has been
reported by several chains of narration.
12. If a conflict between the Hadith and Quran is seen the Hadith should be interpreted and
given a meaning that causes conformity between the two and the clash to be lifted.
Similarly, if the Ahadith are seemingly conflicting, it is necessary to give a meaning to them
so that the conflict is erased and practice can be made on all. Examples of this follow,
AllahSubHanuhu wa Ta'ala states, "Read the amount of the Quran which is easy in namaaz,"
However, a Hadith states, "The Salaah of he who doesn't read Surah Fatiha in it is not
done."
Visibly, the Hadith contradicts the ayat. For this reason, the Hadith's meaning is taken that
without reciting Surah Fatiha, Salaah is not perfected. Qirat (recitation) is absolutely Fardh
in namaaz and reciting Surah Fatiha is Waajib. The conflict is lifted and both the Quran and
Hadith have now been acted upon.
The above Hadith also seems to go against the following ayat, "When the Quran is recited,
listen to it attentively and remain silent." [Surah Aaraal, Verse 204]
Here, the Quran orders complete silence, while the muqtadi (person following the Imam in
namaaz) is told to recite Surah Fatiha. Thus, we shall have to conclude that the Quran's
command is absolute while the order of the Hadith concerns someone reading namaaz alone
or is addressing the Imam who is leading the Salaah. The recitation of the Imam is sufficient
for the muqtadi. This principle is very important.

Also, if any Hadith clashes with a Quranic verse or a stronger Hadith than itself and there is
no way of conformity occurring, the Quranic ayat or superior Hadith will be given preference
and the Hadith will be regarded as unacceptable for practice (being termed as either
inapplicable (mansookh) or only for the uniqueness of the Holy Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa
Sallam). There are examples of this.
13. A Hadith being proven to have weak narration is Qiyaamat for Ghair Muqallids because
the basis of their muzhab is these narrations alone. If a narration becomes weak, their
ruling is revoked. However, this does not affect Hanafis, etc. because our proofs are not
these narrations but only the verdict of the Imam (the Hadith corroborates his verdict). Yes,
the proof of the Imam is Quran and Hadith, but when Imam Abu Hanifa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala
Anho attained the Ahadith he issued verdicts from. They were all sound (i.e. their chains of
narration were not those which are found in Bukhari and Muslim today).
Likewise, if the police throw a criminal in jail, their proof is the judgement of the judge, not
the articles of the government's law. The articles are the proof of the judge or ruler. This is
important to remember. Taqleed (i.e. following the Four Imams) is Allahs SubHanuhu wa
Ta'ala mercy and GhairMuqallids (i.e. those who reject it) are His punishment.

Ingredient Types
Halal

Halal an Arabic word means lawful. Muslims all over the world are required to eat only Halal
foods (foods allowed to eat according to Islamic dietary laws) made from Halal ingredients
(only those law full food ingredients allowed under Islamic dietary laws). The Islamic dietary
laws are based on Quranic (Holy book for Muslims) teachings and sayings of Prophet
Mohammed Sallallahu alaihi wasallum (called Sunnah) and are based according Islamic
Sharia (Islamic laws). The Halal ingredients are from grain, plant, chemical, synthetic
(Halal), Dairy (if Halal enzymes and Halal culture media are used), egg products, fish and
Zabiha meat sources.

Grain/Plant based ingredients:

Baker's yeast, Baker's yeast extract, Beta Carotene (if vegetable oil is used as a
carrier that is not gelatin), Microbial rennet, Chocolate liquor, Glycerin (plant and
Halal synthetic source), Torula yeast (if grown on sugar cane not on liquor) and All
purpose soy sauce.

Mineral, chemical, synthetic (Halal or kosher certified) based ingredients:


Artificial Flavor (made from Halal ingredients without alcohol), BHA and BHT(only if
vegetable oil is used as a carrier) and vanillin (from Halal synthetic source).
Dairy Ingredients ( made with Halal enzymes and Halal culture media or kosher
certified): Acid Casein, Buttermilk solids, Caseinates, cheese powder, Lactose, Whey
and Whey protein concentrate.

Ingredients made from plant fat( Halal or kosher certified): Stearates, Sodium Stearoyl
Lactylate, DATEM, Mono & Di Glycerides, Ethoxylated Mono & Di Glycerides, Lecithin,
Enzyme Modified Lecithin( Halal or kosher certified), Margarine, Polysorbate 60 or 80,
Sorbitan Monostearates and Tocopherol.
Haram

Haram is opposite of Halal, means unlawful, again it is an Arabic word. Muslims are
prohibited to consume Haram food products made from from Haram ingredients. They also
based according to Quranic teachings and Sunnah as mentioned in sharia.

Haram ingredients from alcohol beverages: Beer, Beer flavor, Rum Flavor, Hard Cider,
Beer Batter, Soy Sauce (Naturally brewed), Wine, Pure Alcohol as a Natural Flavor,
Vanilla Extract containing alcohol.
Haram ingredients from Human body: L-Cysteine from human hair.
Haram ingredients from Pig: Bacon, Ham, Gelatin, Enzymes, Marshmallow (pig
Gelatin), Vitamins.
Grain/plant based ingredients with pig based carrier: Beta carotene (pig Gelatin) and
BHA/BHT (pig based carrier).
Dairy ingredients made from pork enzymes and culture media: Caseinates, Lactose,
Whey.
Ingredients made from pork fat: Lard, Mono & diglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl
Lactylate, DATEM, Polysorbate 60 or 80.

MUSH-BOOH

Mushbooh is an Arabic word for doubtful things. Muslims are required to stay away from
doubtful things. Food products and food ingredients whose sources are not known whether
they are made from Halal or Haram source fall under this category.

Yeast Extract from brewer's yeast (some Islamic scholars considered it Halal but to
other think it is a Mush-booh ingredient).
Cochineal/Carmine color (Islamic scholars in UK and South Africa considered it

Haram but others do not considered it Haram).


Food Flavors

The food flavor of a food substance is the combined sensation of the taste and odor as
perceived by the eater or drinker of that substance. The food flavorings are available to the
food industry producer as solids, liquids, and paste. The food flavoring is man made and
they are compounded from natural and/or synthetic aromatic substances which may or not
be found in nature. Flavors may be a mixture of any flavors or flavoring ingredients such as

Process Flavors,

Hydrolysates,

Fat Flavors,

Autolysates,

Enzyme Modified Flavor with addition of carriers,

antioxidants,

solvents and

flavor enhancers.

The impact of natural flavors on Halal food products can be best described in McDonald's
French Fries and Hash Browns. The raw French fries and hash brown are made with Natural
flavor as indicated on their ingredients list. But no body know except the suppliers and
McDonald that the natural flavor is made of Non-Zabiha beef extract.
Muslims should be very care full of following flavors in meat cheese related
products such as meat Loaf seasoning, gravies and process cheese products
1.

Meat, Savory Flavors and Extracts:


The McDonald raw French fries and Hash Brown are made with a food flavor
containing Non-Zabiha beef extract.

2.

Dairy Flavors containing animal enzymes.

3.

Alcohol as an ingredient and Carrier in flavors

ALCOHOL AND FERMENTED FOOD PRODUCTS:


Alcohol is widely used as a carrier in many food flavors. Alcohol in food flavors will mostly
evaporate if it is used as a solvent in food flavors for baked products or heat treated
products. Some Islamic scholars do not consider a food product Halal even if it is made with
all Halal ingredients but food flavor in which ethyl alcohol was used as a solvent. But other
Islamic scholars recommend food products made with all Halal ingredients even if food
flavors containing ethyl alcohol as a solvent.

You have to contact your Islamic scholars about their advise.


Muslim Consumer Group will not assign Halal status to food products which are
even made with all ingredients but where ethyl alcohol was used in food flavors as
a solvent.
MAJOR TYPE OF FERMENTED MILK PRODUCTS:
Type

Nature Of Fermentation

Kefir

Acid and Alcohol

Koumiss

Acid and Alcohol

Yogurt

Medium Acid

Cultured Buttermilk

Low Acid

Cultured Cream

Low Acid

Leben & Dahi

Medium Acid

Cheese

Acid, Diacetyle, Propionic Acid & CO2

Pickles from cucumber and sauerkraut from cabbage are made by salting (brining). No
alcohol is produced during the processing of these products. However, when flavors are
added, those flavors may or may not contain alcohol as a carrier.
NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:
Most of non alcoholic beverages are made from alcoholic beverages where alcohol
is separated by use of cones or other method but they contain leftover alcohol, the
flavor and color of the alcoholic beverages. A wine or alcoholic beverage consists
of 6-12% alcohol, water, flavors obtained through fermentation process, colors.
Every single component of wine or alcoholic beverages are Haram, so if they
present in a non alcoholic beverages then the non alcoholic beverages became
Haram too.
CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS:

The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal:
1.

Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media

2.

Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media

3.

4.

Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from
meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk.
Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet
obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves

5.

Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases

6.

Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk added

7.

8.

9.

Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural
yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese
Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese
Harmless plant based enzyme is added for curing or flavor development and growth
media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese

10.

Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food, gelatin is allowed in
cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums instead of gelatin

Cultured lipolyzed Cream:

is considered Halal if the culture media, which is used to grow cultures is


made from Halal ingredients. The use of microbial Lipase enzyme is the second requirement
for cultured lipolyzed cream to be considered Halal.
Cultured Lipolyzed Cream is made with use of cultures and Lipase enzyme.
Lipase enzyme is used to split milk fat into free fatty acids eventually leading to methyl
ketones, lactones and other volatile compounds for flavor.
Gelatin is a derived water soluble protein made by controlled hydrolytic conversion of
collagen, the protein constituent of white fibrous connective tissue from animals.
Gelatin is obtained from one of the following:
Beef bones and calf skin (Gelatin type B) or
Skin, hide splits and trimming of pork (Gelatin type A)
Gelatin is also obtained from fish. The fish gelatin is started coming to markets in 1993
(Muslim Consumer Group reported in one of Chicago Muslim news paper in 1993). It is
expensive than pork and beef and also provide little unpleasant smell to the food products.
Fish gelatin is used in Procter & Gamble's Sunny Delight fruit drinks. It is combined with
Beta carotene a plant based color as a processing aid ingredient (not reported under the
ingredients list) to help disperse the Beta carotene in liquid system. Fish gelatin was also
used by Saputo Cheese Company under Stella, Frigo, Lorraine and Dragone brands for low
fat and reduced fat cheeses. The Fish gelatin meets the Islamic dietary requirements
and is considered as a Halal ingredient.
Majority of Muslims do not purchase food products containing gelatin but a minority of
Muslims consume food products made from Non-Zabiha beef gelatin. If these products are
not under kosher certification, the manufacturer can change the source of gelatin from NonZabiha to pork.
There is a big confusion about Kosher Gelatin which is now used very extensively in yogurts,
sour Cream, Cottage cheese and Ice Cream.
There are four type of kosher gelatin in the food products but none of them meet the
Islamic dietary requirements and considered NOT Halal.
Different kosher certifying organizations have different beliefs.
For example kosher organization with symbols

OU, CRC, V, Kof K do not consider pork gelatin as a kosher gelatin.

K, KO accept pork gelatin as a kosher product.

So the statements such as "Gelatin is considered Kosher regardless of its source of origin",
which appears in many Halal foods books is not true.
1.

2.

Gelatin in Jell-o Gelatin products is made from pork and considered kosher by a
Rabbi who certify these products with a kosher symbol K. These products are
Haram (NOT HALAL).
Kosher gelatin is also obtained from non kosher slaughtered cattle bones and skin in
China, which is certified by a Rabbi in Florida. This gelatin is used in majority of
Dannon Yogurts( Dannon's Premium Low Fat Plain, Premium Non Fat Plain and

Natural Plain with UD kosher symbol do not contain any gelatin and considered
as Halal products) and other brand of yogurts.
3.

4.

Kosher gelatin is also made from pork source and listed as kosher gelatin in some
products with kosher symbol KO. These products are Haram (NOT HALAL).
The Union of Orthodex Jewish Congregation of America certifies a Kosher gelatin,
which is made from cattle. These cattle are slaughtered according Jewish laws by a
Sochet (A Rabbi). This kosher gelatin is used in Entenmann's Frosted Toaster
Pastries with kosher symbol UD. Many Islamic Scholars do not accept kosher
meat as the meat of Ahle-Kitab because Sochet (Rabbi) do not announce the name
of Allah and other prayers on each animals.

Only fish gelatin and gelatin made from the bones and skins of Halal animals slaughtered
according to Islamic Sharia is considered Halal.
5.

Kosher Symbols: Allah says in Quran


"This day are (all) things are good and pure made lawful unto you. The Food of the
people of the books is lawful to you and yours is lawful unto them" (Sura 5, Ayat 5).

If an authentic and genuine non meat kosher certified food products bearing kosher symbols
such as OU, K. CRC, V, Kuf K, KVH, COR and Parve meet the Islamic dietary
requirements, then those products are considered Halal.
However if they contain gelatin, kosher gelatin, wine, alcohol, L-cysteine from human
hair, wine vinegar, rum flavor, beer batter then they are considered to be NOT
Halal food products.
For example if a food product contains gelatin or Kosher gelatin and also bears kosher
symbol, then it will not be considered Halal.
We do not recommend Kosher meat for Muslims because they do not announce Allah's name
on each animal. Majority of Muslims do not consider it Halal. Besides, the Zabiha meat is
accessible to Muslims in USA and Canada.
PLEASE DONOT USE THE KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS IF THEY CONTAIN
THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS:
1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair (4) Wine (5)
Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol as a main ingredient
appears on the ingredient list (9) Cochineal or Carmine, a red color from insects
(10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Yeast Extract or Autolyzed Yeast made from
brewers yeast, a by product of beer making (12) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol
(13) Nucleotides (building block of nucleic acid) are obtained from yeast cells
grown on alcohol, used in Infant Milk formulas to help babies build a good
immune, digestive system and decreased incident of diarrhea (14) Vanilla Extract
(15) Wine Vinegar (16) Ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial
flavors.
i. Gelatin (Jell -o Gelatin products)
ii. Kosher Gelatin (from cow not slaughtered according Jewish slaughtering
methods such as kosher gelatin in Dannon yogurts)
iii. Kosher Gelatin (from cows slaughtered according to Jewish method of
slaughtered in which they pronounce name of Allah on the first cow and last cow,
no pronouncement of Allah's name between first and last cows such as kosher
gelatin in Entenmann's Frosted Toaster Pastries)
iv. Wine (Grey Poupon Mustard)

v. Alcohol
vi. Alcohol in Flavor ( Some Islamic scholars accept it as Halal and some do not,
please consult your Islamic scholar)
vii. L-Cysteine from human Hair
Cochineal (Insect red color, all insect except gross hopper are Haram according to
Hanafi fiqha)
viii. Naturally Brewed Soya Sauce (Soya sauce made with wheat and soy is Haram
because the production of alcohol in its production and retention of 1-2% alcohol
in soya sauce, Soya sauce made with water, Salt, Hydrolyzed vegetable Protein,
Corn Syrup and Sodium Benzoate is Halal, it is also called All purpose Soya sauce)
ix. Brewer's Yeast Extract ( some Islamic scholars accept it as Halal and some
considered it mushbooh because it is by-product of beer making, please consult
with your Islamic scholar)
x. Beta Carotene (made with gelatin, if fish gelatin or vegetable oil is used then it
is Halal)
Lipolyzed Butterfat:
The use of microbial Lipase enzyme is the requirement for lipolyzed butterfat to be
considered Halal. Lipolyzed butterfat is made by use of Lipase enzyme to break butter fat to
provide flavor.
L-Cysteine is a non essential amino acid used in bakery products as dough conditioner. It
helps keep the dough from shrinking in case of pizza crust and pita breads. It is also used in
bagels. It also reduced mixing time. L-Cysteine is made from either

human hair,

chicken feathers and

synthetic material.

L-Cysteine from Halal synthetic material is Halal certified by Majelis Ulema of Indonesia and
sale by Ajinomoto USA. BagelEz is a dough conditioner from Caravan Company of New
Jersey. They used Halal certified L-Cysteine.
According to Islamic Scholars the L-Cysteine made from human hairs is considered as a
Haram product.
YEAST EXTRACT OR AUTOLYZED YEAST
Yeast is a single celled plant that has been useful to mankind since pre-historic times. There
are numerous applications of yeast in the food industry

Baker's Yeast: Halal


The role of baker yeast in baking industry is to leaven bread and related products.
Baker's Yeast is a Halal yeast.
Brewer's Yeast:
This type of yeast is used in fermenting sugar in malt to produce alcohol and carbon
dioxide in beer making.
Wine Yeast:
This yeast is used in making wine.

Alcohol Yeast :
Yeast is used in production of alcohol.
Torula Yeast:
Torula Yeast grows on sulfite waste and sulfite liquors. It is also grown on sugar
cane. Torula yeast grown on sulphite liquor containing alcohol is not recommended
for Muslims.

If it is grown on sugar cane then it is considered Halal.

Autolyzed Yeast Extracts or Yeast Extracts:


Autolyzed yeast extracts are available as a powder derived from Baker's Yeast or
Brewer's Yeast. After brewing the beer, the brewer yeast is separated from the beer
and subjected to self digestion, the hydrolysis of yeast cell protein by the proteolytic
enzymes indigenous to yeast cell.

Brewer's yeast extracts are used in soups, meat products, gravies, snacks, crackers, part of
some of the culture media in cheese making. It is used in flavors and also vitamins.
Baker's yeast extracts are used in non flavoring foods.
The Islamic Scholars have different opinions regarding the brewer's yeast extracts. Some
considered it Halal, some say, it is Mukrooh and some advise not to consume foods
containing brewer's yeast extract. Our Islamic scholar considered it Halal if the alcohol
penetrated inside the yeast cell and changed to new thing. There is no literature available to
indicate that alcohol inside yeast react and changed to a new thing. This is the reason we do
not consider yeast extract from beer making as a Halal ingredient.
Please consult your Sheik or Imam on this topic.
Vinegar
Vinegar has been known for centuries. It is simply a dilute solution of water and acetic acid
that contains coloring and flavoring agents in very small quantities from source of raw
material. A typical distilled vinegar contains 95% of water and rest is acetic acid , minor
constituents.
It is made by two successive microbial processes,
o

first being an alcoholic fermentation effected by yeasts and the

second an oxidation of alcohol by Acetobacter, a genus of aerobic bacteria.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation states that the unmodified name vinegar
apply only to the product derived from apples and that this product contain not less than 4 g
of acetic acid in 100 ml of vinegar.
Vinegar also contains small quantities of ash, sugars, phosphoric acid, alcohol, and
glycerol.
Vinegar is made by two process;
1.

The packed generator; and

2.

Submerged fermentation system.

Air is used in both process.

Fermentation :
The fermentation of sugar into alcohol (ethanol) and which comprises the first step in
manufacturing of vinegar using the yeast Saccharomyces sp, which proceeds as follow:
C6H12O6 -------> 2C2H5OH + 2CO2 (sugar source) (Ethyl Alcohol) (Carbon Dioxide)The
second fermentation step requires the microorganism acetobacter (Bacterium aceti) and
oxygen as indicated below:
Gelatin: is a derived water soluble protein made by controlled hydrolytic conversion of
collagen, the protein constituent of white fibrous connective tissue from animals.
Gelatin is obtained from one of the following:
Beef bones and calf skin (Gelatin type B) or
Skin, hide splits and trimming of pork (Gelatin type A)
Gelatin is also obtained from fish. The fish gelatin is started coming to markets in 1993
(Muslim Consumer Group reported in one of Chicago Muslim news paper in 1993). It is
expensive than pork and beef and also provide little unpleasant smell to the food products.
Fish gelatin is used in Procter & Gamble's Sunny Delight fruit drinks. It is combined with
Beta carotene a plant based color as a processing aid ingredient (not reported under the
ingredients list) to help disperse the Beta carotene in liquid system. Fish gelatin was also
used by Saputo Cheese Company under Stella, Frigo, Lorraine and Dragone brands for low
fat and reduced fat cheeses. The Fish gelatin meets the Islamic dietary requirements
and is considered as a Halal ingredient.
Majority of Muslims do not purchase food products containing gelatin but a minority of
Muslims consume food products made from Non-Zabiha beef gelatin. If these products are
not under kosher certification, the manufacturer can change the source of gelatin from NonZabiha to pork.
2C2H5OH + 2O2 ---------> 2CH3COOH + 2H2O (Ethyl Alcohol) (Oxygen) (Acetic Acid)
(Water)
FYI
Malt vinegar is used extensively in Britain, and wine vinegar in continental Europe.
Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar is preferred in USA and Canada.
Types of Vinegar:
There are six type vinegar is used throughout the world.
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Distilled White or Grain or Spirit Vinegar: It is produced from the natural


fermentation of dilute alcohol to vinegar. The vinegar is filtered and contains Natural
mellow aroma.
Apple Cider Vinegar: It is produced from unprocessed apple juice and vinegar
retains its natural amber color and fruity flavor.
Wine Vinegar: Wine vinegar is produced from Burgandy wine and other wines.It
retains a ruby color and wine like flavor. It is used in Oil-Vinegar Dressing and
gourmet cooking and condiments.
Corn (Maize) sugar Vinegar: This type of vinegar is produced from corn sugar.
Sugar is first converted to alcohol then alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water.
It is also a amber color vinegar.
Malt Vinegar: Malt vinegar is produced from the fermentation of malt to alcohol and
then it is converted to vinegar.

6.

Specialty Vinegar such as Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is produced in


Modena Italy from white and sugary Trebbiano grapes with special labor intensive
method to special flavor and aroma There is possibility of left over wine in this
vinegar.

Halal Status of vinegar:


There is a different of opinion among Hanafi and Shafi fiqa schools regarding vinegar.
There is also different of opinion among Islamic Scholars regarding wine vinegar. Since
there is possibility of wine being not 100% converted to acetic acid and water. There is left
over wine in the wine vinegar, we consider wine vinegar not a Halal vinegar. We recommend
distilled white vinegar because it is made from dilute alcohol. Please consult your sheik or
Imam on this topic.
VITAMINS FORTIFIED MILK:
Milk from buffalo, camel, cow and goat is Halal by itself however milk in the US and Canada
from cows and goats must be fortified with vitamins A and D by law. California is the only
state where milk can be sold without vitamin fortification. In 1994, the Muslim Consumer
Group brought the following facts about vitamins fortification of milk.
a. What are the source of Vitamins A and D:
Vitamin A for milk fortification is produced commercially by reacting calcium carbonate with
water and then esterified with palmitic acid (source can be from a plant or an animal or a
synthetic).
Vitamin D3 is produced from sheep's wool lanolin (Halal).
b. Presence of an emulsifier in Vitamin Mixes:
A fat based emulsifier Polysorbate 80 is added to the vitamin mix for milk fortification s as
a processing aid ingredient to help vitamins to be mix and distributed evenly with milk so
that it is satisfy the law requirement of a specific amount of vitamins per quart of milk. This
emulsifier is not mentioned on the ingredient declaration on the milk containers because it is
considered a processing aid. This emulsifier should not be from pork fat. It has to be
from plant fat such as soy bean.
c. This vitamins mixture must be certified as Halal or kosher because there is no
FDA regulations about the source of vitamins and the emulsifier for vitamin mix. If
a manufacturer wishes to use an emulsifier and vitamins from pork source, there
is no law to prevent it.
d. Now almost every dairy in USA is using Kosher certified vitamin mix, so the milk
in USA and Canada is Halal.
e. Composition of Vitamin mix for milk fortification:
Vitamin mix for milk fortification is made of Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Water, Polysorbate 80
(an emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (to prevent freezing) and Sodium Benzoate as
preservative. These ingredients other than Vitamin A and Vitamin D3 will not appear on the
ingredients list of milk on its bottle because they considered as processing aid ingredients.
f. VITAMIN MIX MANUFACTURERS:
Tastemaker, Bungi Foods, Vitamins Inc., Danisco-Grindsted are the major suppliers for the
vitamin mix (BASF and Roche vitamins are main suppliers of vitamin A & D) to the milk
industry. These companies have kosher certified vitamin mixes. The vitamin mixes from
above companies are consider Halal.

Vanilla
Vanilla is the most world prized flavor. It is obtained from the beans of a tropical vine of
genus vanilla. The beans at harvest do not have the characteristic vanilla fragrance but
requires curing processes to obtain the vanilla fragrance.
All curing methods involve four basic phases:
1.

2.

3.

4.

Wilting or killing of the beans that stops the natural respiratory metabolism and
vegetative life of the pod.
Sweating the wilted beans which involves a fairly rapid dehydration and slow
fermentation. The characteristic flavor compounds develops here during which
sugars, phenols, vanillin compound are developed by enzymatic and non-enzymatic
reaction.
Drying of sweated beans at very slowly at a lower temperature to 20-25% moisture.
Conditioning of the dried beans in closed boxes for a few months where they finish
the development of their characteristic fragrance.

Vanilla Standards: Vanilla extract is the only flavoring material with a US FDA standard of
identity. It is included in the code of Federal Regulation (21CFR-169).
Vanilla Extraction and Ice Cream Standard: Vanilla standards was developed and
promulgated concurrent and in close relation with Ice Cream Standard(21-CFR135.110).
The labeling of Ice Cream is dependent on the type of flavoring used.

Category I (21CFR-135):
Vanilla Ice Cream contains only pure vanilla components and no artificial flavors.
Category II (21CFR-135):
Vanilla ice cream can be flavored with up toone ounce of synthetic vanillin per unit of
vanilla extract. This is a natural and artificial product and labeled vanilla flavored Ice
cream.
Category III (21CFR-135):
Ice cream contains predominantly or exclusively an artificial vanilla flavoring that
includes primary synthetic vanillin. This product must be labeled Artificially
flavored or Artificial vanilla.

VANILLA PRODUCTS:
1.

2.

Vanilla Beans: Vanilla beans are identified as the properly cured and dried fruit-pods
of Vanilla planifolia in vanilla standard 21-CFR-169.3. Vanilla Extracts and Vanilla
Powders: The reminder of the standard is involved with describing in general terms
how the extract is made and what other ingredients can be used. It also defines
other products related to pure vanilla extract (what constitutes them and how they
can be labeled).
Vanilla extract (extracted with alcohol).

3.

Vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

4.

Concentrated vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

5.

Vanilla powder (no alcohol is used)

6.

Vanilla-Vanillin extract (extracted with alcohol)

7.

Vanilla-Vanillin flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

8.

Vanilla-Vanillin powder (Vanillin may be obtained with or without alcohol)

The more significant statement in the standard, which should be noted, require that the
finished extract have no less than 35% ethyl alcohol and contains no less than one unit of
vanilla bean per gallon. There is no animal derived ingredients are used in the above
products.
VANILLA WITHOUT ALCOHOL:
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

New Methods of Extractions: Modern methods of extraction are used such as


supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and reverse osmosis for concentration. These
methods produce useful products for industrial flavoring but they either fail to fit the
regulatory requirements (alcohol extraction) for standard products, but they are
expensive. These specialized products differ in solubility, flavor profile, and
appearance but add to the list of natural vanilla flavoring available to food and
beverages manufacturers.
Vanilla beans: Pure Vanilla beans (21CFR-169.3) are available for both food
manufacturers for processed foods and common consumers for home bake products
(McCormik brand of pure vanilla beans are available in supermarkets).
Vanilla Flavor: A vanilla flavor may be in fact being non-alcoholic but it has to be
outside of standard of identity.
Vanilla Powder: This is a standard vanilla product (21CFR-169.179). Vanilla powder is
a mixture of ground vanilla beans or vanilla oleoresin or both with one or more of the
following optional blending ingredients (a) Sugars, (b) dextrose, (c) Lactose, (d)
Food Starch, (e) dried corn syrup, (f) Gum acacia. Vanilla sugar is different from
vanilla powder with sugar. Vanilla Sugar is made with sugar and vanilla extract and
considered as Haram ingredient because of alcohol.
Vanilla-Vanillin Powder: This is the same, as vanilla powder but contains not more
than one ounce of added vanillin. This is also a standard product (21CFR-169.182).
But this product is Halal only if added vanillin is obtained from vanilla bean without
alcohol.

Vanillin
Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) a pleasant smelling aromatic compound occurs
naturally in vanilla bean and also obtained from as by-product of pulp and paper industry by
the oxidative break down of lignin. It may also be prepared by synthesis.
LIGNIN VANILLIN VANILLA BEAN VANILLIN

(vanilla bean flavor component)


C8H8O3 Molecular weight: 152.16
HALAL STATUS OF VANILLIN:
Artificial or synthetic vanillin do not contain alcohol and it is also Halal or Kosher certified. It
is a Halal ingredient.
Artificial or synthetic vanillin is made with all Halal ingredients and Halal process without
alcohol. Lignin which used to make the artificial vanillin is plant products which is Halal by
nature. Only methane is used as a solvent which is a Halal solvent.
HOW TO IDENTIFY HALAL VANILLA AND ARTIFICIAL VANILLIN IN A FOOD
PRODUCT:
There are three steps, a Muslim can used to identify the Halal Vanilla and artificial vanillin in
a food product.
Step Number 1: Read the ingredients list on the food package. If you find a vanilla extract
under the ingredients statement, this means the vanilla is extracted with alcohol and alcohol
containing vanilla extract is added to the products. Vanilla Extract is a Haram ingredient.
Stop here, do not use the product.
Step Number 2: If the ingredient statement does not indicate the presence of vanilla
extract but indicate the presence of vanilla flavor or Natural flavor or Natural and Artificial
Flavor, look for kosher symbol, if you find kosher symbol, this indicates that no animal
derived ingredients are used in vanilla flavor or Natural & Artificial flavor.
This does not mean the product is Halal. Use of alcohol in vanilla flavor or Natural and
Artificial flavor has to be investigated.
Step Number 3: Contact the food manufacturer to find out whether alcohol is used as the
carrier or solvent in the vanilla flavor or Natural and Artificial flavor, if not, then consume the
product.
If alcohol is used as a solvent, then do not consume the product.
ICE CREAM PRODUCTS WITHOUT VANILLA OR FLAVORS:
Some Ice Cream manufacturer used rework ice cream products with flavors containing
alcohol in an Ice Cream product, which do not have any flavor, or vanilla at all as indicated
by the ingredient list. Good Humor Company is using this practice for their Breyer brand of
Ice Cream. It is possible others do not use this practice.
ISLAMIC SCHOLARS' VIEW ON THIS TOPIC:
Some Islamic Scholars considered a food product Not Halal if it is made with flavor
containing alcohol as a solvent. But the others considered it Halal because they said the
small or large quantity of the product does not intoxicate a person. Please consult your
Sheik or Imam on this topic.
C6H12O6 -------> 2C2H5OH + 2CO2 (sugar source) (Ethyl Alcohol) (Carbon Dioxide) The
second fermentation step requires the microorganism acetobacter (Bacterium aceti) and
oxygen as indicated below: 2C2H5OH + 2O2 ---------> 2CH3COOH + 2H2O (Ethyl Alcohol)
(Oxygen) FYI
Malt vinegar is used extensively in Britain, and wine vinegar in continental Europe.
Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar is preferred in USA and CanadaTypes of Vinegar:
Lipolyzed Butterfat:

The use of microbial Lipase enzyme is the requirement for lipolyzed butterfat to be
considered Halal. Lipolyzed butterfat is made by use of Lipase enzyme to break butter fat to
provide flavor.
L-Cysteine is a non essential amino acid used in bakery products as dough
conditioner. It helps keep the dough from shrinking in case of pizza crust and pita
breads. It is also used in bagels. It also reduced mixing time. L-Cysteine is made
from either

human hair,

chicken feathers and

synthetic material.

L-Cysteine from Halal synthetic material is Halal certified by Majelis Ulema of


Indonesia and sale by Ajinomoto USA. BagelEz is a dough conditioner from
Caravan Company of New Jersey. They used Halal certified L-Cysteine.
According to Islamic Scholars the L-Cysteine made from human hairs is considered
as a Haram product.
YEAST EXTRACT OR AUTOLYZED YEAST
Yeast is a single celled plant that has been useful to mankind since pre-historic
times. There are numerous applications of yeast in the food industry

Baker's Yeast: Halal


The role of baker yeast in baking industry is to leaven bread and related
products. Baker's Yeast is a Halal yeast.
Brewer's Yeast:
This type of yeast is used in fermenting sugar in malt to produce alcohol and
carbon dioxide in beer making.
Wine Yeast:
This yeast is used in making wine.
Alcohol Yeast :
Yeast is used in production of alcohol.
Torula Yeast:
Torula Yeast grows on sulfite waste and sulfite liquors. It is also grown on
sugar cane. Torula yeast grown on sulphite liquor containing alcohol is not
recommended for Muslims.

If it is grown on sugar cane then it is considered Halal.

Autolyzed Yeast Extracts or Yeast Extracts:


Autolyzed yeast extracts are available as a powder derived from Baker's
Yeast or Brewer's Yeast. After brewing the beer, the brewer yeast is
separated from the beer and subjected to self digestion, the hydrolysis of
yeast cell protein by the proteolytic enzymes indigenous to yeast cell.

Brewer's yeast extracts are used in soups, meat products, gravies, snacks,
crackers, part of some of the culture media in cheese making. It is used in flavors
and also vitamins.
Baker's yeast extracts are used in non flavoring foods.
The Islamic Scholars have different opinions regarding the brewer's
yeast extracts. Some considered it Halal, some say, it is Mukrooh and some advise
not to consume foods containing brewer's yeast extract. Our Islamic scholar
considered it Halal if the alcohol penetrated inside the yeast cell and changed to

new thing. There is no literature available to indicate that alcohol inside yeast
react and changed to a new thing. This is the reason we do not consider yeast
extract from beer making as a Halal ingredient.
Please consult your Sheik or Imam on this topic.
Vinegar
Vinegar has been known for centuries. It is simply a dilute solution of water and
acetic acid that contains coloring and flavoring agents in very small quantities
from source of raw material. A typical distilled vinegar contains 95% of water and
rest is acetic acid , minor constituents.
It is made by two successive microbial processes,
o

first being an alcoholic fermentation effected by yeasts and the

second an oxidation of alcohol by Acetobacter, a genus of aerobic bacteria.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation states that the unmodified name
vinegar apply only to the product derived from apples and that this product
contain not less than 4 g of acetic acid in 100 ml of vinegar.
Vinegar also contains small quantities of ash, sugars, phosphoric acid, alcohol,
and glycerol.
Vinegar is made by two process;
1.

The packed generator; and

2.

Submerged fermentation system.

Air is used in both process.


Fermentation :
The fermentation of sugar into alcohol (ethanol) and which comprises the first
step in manufacturing of vinegar using the yeast Saccharomyces sp, which
proceeds as follow: C6H12O6 -------> 2C2H5OH + 2CO2 (sugar source) (Ethyl
Alcohol) (Carbon DioxideThe second fermentation step requires the
microorganism acetobacter (Bacterium aceti) and oxygen as indicated below:
L-Cysteine: is a non essential amino acid used in bakery products as dough conditioner. It
helps keep the dough from shrinking in case of pizza crust and pita breads. It is also used in
bagels. It also reduced mixing time. L-Cysteine is made from either

human hair,

chicken feathers and

synthetic material.

L-Cysteine from Halal synthetic material is Halal certified by Majelis Ulema of Indonesia and
sale by Ajinomoto USA. BagelEz is a dough conditioner from Caravan Company of New
Jersey. They used Halal certified L-Cysteine.
According to Islamic Scholars the L-Cysteine made from human hairs is considered as a
Haram product.
YEAST EXTRACT OR AUTOLYZED YEAST
Yeast is a single celled plant that has been useful to mankind since pre-historic

times. There are numerous applications of yeast in the food industry

Baker's Yeast: Halal


The role of baker yeast in baking industry is to leaven bread and related
products. Baker's Yeast is a Halal yeast.
Brewer's Yeast:
This type of yeast is used in fermenting sugar in malt to produce alcohol and
carbon dioxide in beer making.
Wine Yeast:
This yeast is used in making wine.
Alcohol Yeast :
Yeast is used in production of alcohol.
Torula Yeast:
Torula Yeast grows on sulfite waste and sulfite liquors. It is also grown on
sugar cane. Torula yeast grown on sulphite liquor containing alcohol is not
recommended for Muslims.

If it is grown on sugar cane then it is considered Halal.

Autolyzed Yeast Extracts or Yeast Extracts:


Autolyzed yeast extracts are available as a powder derived from Baker's
Yeast or Brewer's Yeast. After brewing the beer, the brewer yeast is
separated from the beer and subjected to self digestion, the hydrolysis of
yeast cell protein by the proteolytic enzymes indigenous to yeast cell.

Brewer's yeast extracts are used in soups, meat products, gravies, snacks,
crackers, part of some of the culture media in cheese making. It is used in flavors
and also vitamins.
Baker's yeast extracts are used in non flavoring foods.
The Islamic Scholars have different opinions regarding the brewer's
yeast extracts. Some considered it Halal, some say, it is Mukrooh and some advise
not to consume foods containing brewer's yeast extract. Our Islamic scholar
considered it Halal if the alcohol penetrated inside the yeast cell and changed to
new thing. There is no literature available to indicate that alcohol inside yeast
react and changed to a new thing. This is the reason we do not consider yeast
extract from beer making as a Halal ingredient.
Please consult your Sheik or Imam on this topic.
Vinegar
Vinegar has been known for centuries. It is simply a dilute solution of water and
acetic acid that contains coloring and flavoring agents in very small quantities
from source of raw material. A typical distilled vinegar contains 95% of water and
rest is acetic acid , minor constituents.
It is made by two successive microbial processes,
o

first being an alcoholic fermentation effected by yeasts and the

second an oxidation of alcohol by Acetobacter, a genus of aerobic bacteria.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation states that the unmodified name
vinegar apply only to the product derived from apples and that this product
contain not less than 4 g of acetic acid in 100 ml of vinegar.
Vinegar also contains small quantities of ash, sugars, phosphoric acid, alcohol,
and glycerol.
Vinegar is made by two process;
1.

The packed generator; and

2.

Submerged fermentation system.

Air is used in both process.


Fermentation :
The fermentation of sugar into alcohol (ethanol) and which comprises the first
step in manufacturing of vinegar using the yeast Saccharomyces sp, which
proceeds as follow: C6H12O6 -------> 2C2H5OH + 2CO2 (sugar source) (Ethyl
Alcohol) (Carbon DioxideThe second fermentation step requires the
microorganism acetobacter (Bacterium aceti) and oxygen as indicated below:
YEAST EXTRACT OR AUTOLYZED YEAST

Yeast is a single celled plant that has been useful to mankind since pre-historic times.
There are numerous applications of yeast in the food industry
Baker's Yeast: Halal
The role of baker yeast in baking industry is to leaven bread and related products. Baker's
Yeast is a Halal yeast.
Brewer's Yeast:
This type of yeast is used in fermenting sugar in malt to produce alcohol and carbon dioxide
in beer making.
Wine Yeast:
This yeast is used in making wine.
Alcohol Yeast :
Yeast is used in production of alcohol.
Torula Yeast:
Torula Yeast grows on sulfite waste and sulfite liquors. It is also grown on sugar cane. Torula
yeast grown on sulphite liquor containing alcohol is not recommended for Muslims.
If it is grown on sugar cane then it is considered Halal.
Autolyzed Yeast Extracts or Yeast Extracts:
Autolyzed yeast extracts are available as a powder derived from Baker's Yeast or Brewer's
Yeast. After brewing the beer, the brewer yeast is separated from the beer and subjected to
self digestion, the hydrolysis of yeast cell protein by the proteolytic enzymes indigenous to
yeast cell.
Brewer's yeast extracts are used in soups, meat products, gravies, snacks, crackers, part of
some of the culture media in cheese making. It is used in flavors and also vitamins.
Baker's yeast extracts are used in non flavoring foods.
The Islamic Scholars have different opinions regarding the brewer's yeast extracts. Some
considered it Halal, some say, it is Mukrooh and some advise not to consume foods
containing brewer's yeast extract. Our Islamic scholar considered it Halal if the alcohol
penetrated inside the yeast cell and changed to new thing. There is no literature available to
indicate that alcohol inside yeast react and changed to a new thing. This is the reason we do

not consider yeast extract from beer making as a Halal ingredient.


Please consult your Sheik or Imam on this topic.
2C2H5OH + 2O2 ---------> 2CH3COOH + 2H2O (Ethyl Alcohol) (Oxygen) (Acetic
Acid) (Water)
FYI
Malt vinegar is used extensively in Britain, and wine vinegar in continental
Europe.
Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar is preferred in USA and Canada.
Types of Vinegar:
There are six type vinegar is used throughout the world.
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Distilled White or Grain or Spirit Vinegar: It is produced from the natural


fermentation of dilute alcohol to vinegar. The vinegar is filtered and
contains Natural mellow aroma.
Apple Cider Vinegar: It is produced from unprocessed apple juice and
vinegar retains its natural amber color and fruity flavor.
Wine Vinegar: Wine vinegar is produced from Burgandy wine and other
wines.It retains a ruby color and wine like flavor. It is used in Oil-Vinegar
Dressing and gourmet cooking and condiments.
Corn (Maize) sugar Vinegar: This type of vinegar is produced from corn
sugar. Sugar is first converted to alcohol then alcohol is converted to acetic
acid and water. It is also a amber color vinegar.
Malt Vinegar: Malt vinegar is produced from the fermentation of malt to
alcohol and then it is converted to vinegar.
Specialty Vinegar such as Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is produced in
Modena Italy from white and sugary Trebbiano grapes with special labor
intensive method to special flavor and aroma There is possibility of left over
wine in this vinegar.

Halal Status of vinegar:


There is a different of opinion among Hanafi and Shafi fiqa schools regarding
vinegar.
There is also different of opinion among Islamic Scholars regarding wine vinegar.
Since there is possibility of wine being not 100% converted to acetic acid and
water. There is left over wine in the wine vinegar, we consider wine vinegar not a
Halal vinegar. We recommend distilled white vinegar because it is made from
dilute alcohol. Please consult your sheik or Imam on this topic.
VITAMINS FORTIFIED MILK:
Milk from buffalo, camel, cow and goat is Halal by itself however milk in the US
and Canada from cows and goats must be fortified with vitamins A and D by law.
California is the only state where milk can be sold without vitamin fortification. In
1994, the Muslim Consumer Group brought the following facts about
vitamins fortification of milk.
a. What are the source of Vitamins A and D:
Vitamin A for milk fortification is produced commercially by reacting calcium
carbonate with water and then esterified with palmitic acid (source can be from

a plant or an animal or a synthetic).


Vitamin D3 is produced from sheep's wool lanolin (Halal).
b. Presence of an emulsifier in Vitamin Mixes:
A fat based emulsifier Polysorbate 80 is added to the vitamin mix for milk
fortification s as a processing aid ingredient to help vitamins to be mix
and distributed evenly with milk so that it is satisfy the law requirement of a
specific amount of vitamins per quart of milk. This emulsifier is not mentioned on
the ingredient declaration on the milk containers because it is considered a
processing aid. This emulsifier should not be from pork fat. It has to be from plant
fat such as soy bean.
c. This vitamins mixture must be certified as Halal or kosher because there is no
FDA regulations about the source of vitamins and the emulsifier for vitamin mix. If
a manufacturer wishes to use an emulsifier and vitamins from pork source, there
is no law to prevent it.
d. Now almost every dairy in USA is using Kosher certified vitamin mix, so the milk
in USA and Canada is Halal.
e. Composition of Vitamin mix for milk fortification:
Vitamin mix for milk fortification is made of Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Water,
Polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (to prevent freezing) and Sodium
Benzoate as preservative. These ingredients other than Vitamin A and Vitamin D3
will not appear on the ingredients list of milk on its bottle because they considered
as processing aid ingredients.
f. VITAMIN MIX MANUFACTURERS:
Tastemaker, Bungi Foods, Vitamins Inc., Danisco-Grindsted are the major
suppliers for the vitamin mix (BASF and Roche vitamins are main suppliers of
vitamin A & D) to the milk industry. These companies have kosher certified
vitamin mixes. The vitamin mixes from above companies are consider Halal.
Vanilla
Vanilla is the most world prized flavor. It is obtained from the beans of a tropical
vine of genus vanilla. The beans at harvest do not have the characteristic vanilla
fragrance but requires curing processes to obtain the vanilla fragrance.
All curing methods involve four basic phases:
1.

2.

3.

4.

Wilting or killing of the beans that stops the natural respiratory metabolism
and vegetative life of the pod.
Sweating the wilted beans which involves a fairly rapid dehydration and
slow fermentation. The characteristic flavor compounds develops here
during which sugars, phenols, vanillin compound are developed by
enzymatic and non-enzymatic reaction.
Drying of sweated beans at very slowly at a lower temperature to 20-25%
moisture.
Conditioning of the dried beans in closed boxes for a few months where

they finish the development of their characteristic fragrance.


Vanilla Standards: Vanilla extract is the only flavoring material with a US FDA
standard of identity. It is included in the code of Federal Regulation (21CFR-169).
Vanilla Extraction and Ice Cream Standard: Vanilla standards was developed and
promulgated concurrent and in close relation with Ice Cream Standard(21-CFR135.110).
The labeling of Ice Cream is dependent on the type of flavoring used.

Category I (21CFR-135):
Vanilla Ice Cream contains only pure vanilla components and no artificial
flavors.
Category II (21CFR-135):
Vanilla ice cream can be flavored with up toone ounce of synthetic vanillin
per unit of vanilla extract. This is a natural and artificial product and labeled
vanilla flavored Ice cream.
Category III (21CFR-135):
Ice cream contains predominantly or exclusively an artificial vanilla
flavoring that includes primary synthetic vanillin. This product must be
labeled Artificially flavored or Artificial vanilla.

VANILLA PRODUCTS:
1.

Vanilla Beans: Vanilla beans are identified as the properly cured and dried
fruit-pods of Vanilla planifolia in vanilla standard 21-CFR-169.3. Vanilla
Extracts and Vanilla Powders: The reminder of the standard is involved with
describing in general terms how the extract is made and what other
ingredients can be used. It also defines other products related to pure
vanilla extract (what constitutes them and how they can be labeled).

2.

Vanilla extract (extracted with alcohol).

3.

Vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

4.

Concentrated vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

5.

Vanilla powder (no alcohol is used)

6.

Vanilla-Vanillin extract (extracted with alcohol)

7.

Vanilla-Vanillin flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

8.

Vanilla-Vanillin powder (Vanillin may be obtained with or without alcohol)

The more significant statement in the standard, which should be noted, require
that the finished extract have no less than 35% ethyl alcohol and contains no less
than one unit of vanilla bean per gallon. There is no animal derived ingredients are
used in the above products.

VANILLA WITHOUT ALCOHOL:


1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

New Methods of Extractions: Modern methods of extraction are used such as


supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and reverse osmosis for
concentration. These methods produce useful products for industrial
flavoring but they either fail to fit the regulatory requirements (alcohol
extraction) for standard products, but they are expensive. These specialized
products differ in solubility, flavor profile, and appearance but add to the list
of natural vanilla flavoring available to food and beverages manufacturers.
Vanilla beans: Pure Vanilla beans (21CFR-169.3) are available for both food
manufacturers for processed foods and common consumers for home bake
products (McCormik brand of pure vanilla beans are available in
supermarkets).
Vanilla Flavor: A vanilla flavor may be in fact being non-alcoholic but it has
to be outside of standard of identity.
Vanilla Powder: This is a standard vanilla product (21CFR-169.179). Vanilla
powder is a mixture of ground vanilla beans or vanilla oleoresin or both with
one or more of the following optional blending ingredients (a) Sugars, (b)
dextrose, (c) Lactose, (d) Food Starch, (e) dried corn syrup, (f) Gum acacia.
Vanilla sugar is different from vanilla powder with sugar. Vanilla Sugar is
made with sugar and vanilla extract and considered as Haram ingredient
because of alcohol.
Vanilla-Vanillin Powder: This is the same, as vanilla powder but contains not
more than one ounce of added vanillin. This is also a standard product
(21CFR-169.182). But this product is Halal only if added vanillin is obtained
from vanilla bean without alcohol.

Vanillin
Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) a pleasant smelling aromatic
compound occurs naturally in vanilla bean and also obtained from as by-product of
pulp and paper industry by the oxidative break down of lignin. It may also be
prepared by synthesis.
LIGNIN VANILLIN VANILLA BEAN VANILLIN
(vanilla bean flavor component)
C8H8O3 Molecular weight: 152.16
HALAL STATUS OF VANILLIN:
Artificial or synthetic vanillin do not contain alcohol and it is also Halal or Kosher
certified. It is a Halal ingredient.
Artificial or synthetic vanillin is made with all Halal ingredients and Halal process
without alcohol. Lignin which used to make the artificial vanillin is plant products
which is Halal by nature. Only methane is used as a solvent which is a Halal
solvent.
HOW TO IDENTIFY HALAL VANILLA AND ARTIFICIAL VANILLIN IN A FOOD
PRODUCT:
There are three steps, a Muslim can used to identify the Halal Vanilla and artificial
vanillin in a food product.

Step Number 1: Read the ingredients list on the food package. If you find a vanilla
extract under the ingredients statement, this means the vanilla is extracted with
alcohol and alcohol containing vanilla extract is added to the products. Vanilla
Extract is a Haram ingredient. Stop here, do not use the product.
Step Number 2: If the ingredient statement does not indicate the presence of
vanilla extract but indicate the presence of vanilla flavor or Natural flavor or
Natural and Artificial Flavor, look for kosher symbol, if you find kosher symbol,
this indicates that no animal derived ingredients are used in vanilla flavor or
Natural & Artificial flavor.
This does not mean the product is Halal. Use of alcohol in vanilla flavor or Natural
and Artificial flavor has to be investigated.
Step Number 3: Contact the food manufacturer to find out whether alcohol is used
as the carrier or solvent in the vanilla flavor or Natural and Artificial flavor, if not,
then consume the product.
If alcohol is used as a solvent, then do not consume the product.
ICE CREAM PRODUCTS WITHOUT VANILLA OR FLAVORS:
Some Ice Cream manufacturer used rework ice cream products with flavors
containing alcohol in an Ice Cream product, which do not have any flavor, or
vanilla at all as indicated by the ingredient list. Good Humor Company is using this
practice for their Breyer brand of Ice Cream. It is possible others do not use this
practice.
ISLAMIC SCHOLARS' VIEW ON THIS TOPIC:
Some Islamic Scholars considered a food product Not Halal if it is made with flavor
containing alcohol as a solvent. But the others considered it Halal because they
said the small or large quantity of the product does not intoxicate a person. Please
consult your Sheik or Imam on this topic.
2C2H5OH + 2O2 ---------> 2CH3COOH + 2H2O (Ethyl Alcohol) (Oxygen) (Acetic
Acid) (Water)
FYI
Malt vinegar is used extensively in Britain, and wine vinegar in continental
Europe.
Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar is preferred in USA and Canada.
Types of Vinegar:
There are six type vinegar is used throughout the world.
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Distilled White or Grain or Spirit Vinegar: It is produced from the natural


fermentation of dilute alcohol to vinegar. The vinegar is filtered and
contains Natural mellow aroma.
Apple Cider Vinegar: It is produced from unprocessed apple juice and
vinegar retains its natural amber color and fruity flavor.
Wine Vinegar: Wine vinegar is produced from Burgandy wine and other
wines.It retains a ruby color and wine like flavor. It is used in Oil-Vinegar
Dressing and gourmet cooking and condiments.
Corn (Maize) sugar Vinegar: This type of vinegar is produced from corn
sugar. Sugar is first converted to alcohol then alcohol is converted to acetic
acid and water. It is also a amber color vinegar.
Malt Vinegar: Malt vinegar is produced from the fermentation of malt to

alcohol and then it is converted to vinegar.


6.

Specialty Vinegar such as Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is produced in


Modena Italy from white and sugary Trebbiano grapes with special labor
intensive method to special flavor and aroma There is possibility of left over
wine in this vinegar.

Halal Status of vinegar:


There is a different of opinion among Hanafi and Shafi fiqa schools regarding
vinegar.
There is also different of opinion among Islamic Scholars regarding wine vinegar.
Since there is possibility of wine being not 100% converted to acetic acid and
water. There is left over wine in the wine vinegar, we consider wine vinegar not a
Halal vinegar. We recommend distilled white vinegar because it is made from
dilute alcohol. Please consult your sheik or Imam on this topic.
VITAMINS FORTIFIED MILK:
Milk from buffalo, camel, cow and goat is Halal by itself however milk in the US
and Canada from cows and goats must be fortified with vitamins A and D by law.
California is the only state where milk can be sold without vitamin fortification. In
1994, the Muslim Consumer Group brought the following facts about
vitamins fortification of milk.
a. What are the source of Vitamins A and D:
Vitamin A for milk fortification is produced commercially by reacting calcium
carbonate with water and then esterified with palmitic acid (source can be from
a plant or an animal or a synthetic).
Vitamin D3 is produced from sheep's wool lanolin (Halal).
b. Presence of an emulsifier in Vitamin Mixes:
A fat based emulsifier Polysorbate 80 is added to the vitamin mix for milk
fortification s as a processing aid ingredient to help vitamins to be mix
and distributed evenly with milk so that it is satisfy the law requirement of a
specific amount of vitamins per quart of milk. This emulsifier is not mentioned on
the ingredient declaration on the milk containers because it is considered a
processing aid. This emulsifier should not be from pork fat. It has to be from plant
fat such as soy bean.
c. This vitamins mixture must be certified as Halal or kosher because there is no
FDA regulations about the source of vitamins and the emulsifier for vitamin mix. If
a manufacturer wishes to use an emulsifier and vitamins from pork source, there
is no law to prevent it.
d. Now almost every dairy in USA is using Kosher certified vitamin mix, so the milk
in USA and Canada is Halal.
e. Composition of Vitamin mix for milk fortification:
Vitamin mix for milk fortification is made of Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Water,
Polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (to prevent freezing) and Sodium
Benzoate as preservative. These ingredients other than Vitamin A and Vitamin D3
will not appear on the ingredients list of milk on its bottle because they considered
as processing aid ingredients.

f. VITAMIN MIX MANUFACTURERS:


Tastemaker, Bungi Foods, Vitamins Inc., Danisco-Grindsted are the major
suppliers for the vitamin mix (BASF and Roche vitamins are main suppliers of
vitamin A & D) to the milk industry. These companies have kosher certified
vitamin mixes. The vitamin mixes from above companies are consider Halal.
Vanilla
Vanilla is the most world prized flavor. It is obtained from the beans of a tropical
vine of genus vanilla. The beans at harvest do not have the characteristic vanilla
fragrance but requires curing processes to obtain the vanilla fragrance.
All curing methods involve four basic phases:
1.

2.

3.

4.

Wilting or killing of the beans that stops the natural respiratory metabolism
and vegetative life of the pod.
Sweating the wilted beans which involves a fairly rapid dehydration and
slow fermentation. The characteristic flavor compounds develops here
during which sugars, phenols, vanillin compound are developed by
enzymatic and non-enzymatic reaction.
Drying of sweated beans at very slowly at a lower temperature to 20-25%
moisture.
Conditioning of the dried beans in closed boxes for a few months where
they finish the development of their characteristic fragrance.

Vanilla Standards: Vanilla extract is the only flavoring material with a US FDA
standard of identity. It is included in the code of Federal Regulation (21CFR-169).
Vanilla Extraction and Ice Cream Standard: Vanilla standards was developed and
promulgated concurrent and in close relation with Ice Cream Standard(21-CFR135.110).
The labeling of Ice Cream is dependent on the type of flavoring used.

Category I (21CFR-135):
Vanilla Ice Cream contains only pure vanilla components and no artificial
flavors.
Category II (21CFR-135):
Vanilla ice cream can be flavored with up toone ounce of synthetic vanillin
per unit of vanilla extract. This is a natural and artificial product and labeled
vanilla flavored Ice cream.
Category III (21CFR-135):
Ice cream contains predominantly or exclusively an artificial vanilla
flavoring that includes primary synthetic vanillin. This product must be
labeled Artificially flavored or Artificial vanilla.

VANILLA PRODUCTS:
1.

Vanilla Beans: Vanilla beans are identified as the properly cured and dried

fruit-pods of Vanilla planifolia in vanilla standard 21-CFR-169.3. Vanilla


Extracts and Vanilla Powders: The reminder of the standard is involved with
describing in general terms how the extract is made and what other
ingredients can be used. It also defines other products related to pure
vanilla extract (what constitutes them and how they can be labeled).
2.

Vanilla extract (extracted with alcohol).

3.

Vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

4.

Concentrated vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

5.

Vanilla powder (no alcohol is used)

6.

Vanilla-Vanillin extract (extracted with alcohol)

7.

Vanilla-Vanillin flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

8.

Vanilla-Vanillin powder (Vanillin may be obtained with or without alcohol)

The more significant statement in the standard, which should be noted, require
that the finished extract have no less than 35% ethyl alcohol and contains no less
than one unit of vanilla bean per gallon. There is no animal derived ingredients are
used in the above products.
VANILLA WITHOUT ALCOHOL:
1.

2.

3.

4.

New Methods of Extractions: Modern methods of extraction are used such as


supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and reverse osmosis for
concentration. These methods produce useful products for industrial
flavoring but they either fail to fit the regulatory requirements (alcohol
extraction) for standard products, but they are expensive. These specialized
products differ in solubility, flavor profile, and appearance but add to the list
of natural vanilla flavoring available to food and beverages manufacturers.
Vanilla beans: Pure Vanilla beans (21CFR-169.3) are available for both food
manufacturers for processed foods and common consumers for home bake
products (McCormik brand of pure vanilla beans are available in
supermarkets).
Vanilla Flavor: A vanilla flavor may be in fact being non-alcoholic but it has
to be outside of standard of identity.
Vanilla Powder: This is a standard vanilla product (21CFR-169.179). Vanilla
powder is a mixture of ground vanilla beans or vanilla oleoresin or both with
one or more of the following optional blending ingredients (a) Sugars, (b)
dextrose, (c) Lactose, (d) Food Starch, (e) dried corn syrup, (f) Gum acacia.
Vanilla sugar is different from vanilla powder with sugar. Vanilla Sugar is
made with sugar and vanilla extract and considered as Haram ingredient
because of alcohol.

5.

Vanilla-Vanillin Powder: This is the same, as vanilla powder but contains not
more than one ounce of added vanillin. This is also a standard product
(21CFR-169.182). But this product is Halal only if added vanillin is obtained
from vanilla bean without alcohol.

Vanillin
Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) a pleasant smelling aromatic
compound occurs naturally in vanilla bean and also obtained from as by-product of
pulp and paper industry by the oxidative break down of lignin. It may also be
prepared by synthesis.
LIGNIN VANILLIN VANILLA BEAN VANILLIN
(vanilla bean flavor component)
C8H8O3 Molecular weight: 152.16
HALAL STATUS OF VANILLIN:
Artificial or synthetic vanillin do not contain alcohol and it is also Halal or Kosher
certified. It is a Halal ingredient.
Artificial or synthetic vanillin is made with all Halal ingredients and Halal process
without alcohol. Lignin which used to make the artificial vanillin is plant products
which is Halal by nature. Only methane is used as a solvent which is a Halal
solvent.
HOW TO IDENTIFY HALAL VANILLA AND ARTIFICIAL VANILLIN IN A FOOD
PRODUCT:
There are three steps, a Muslim can used to identify the Halal Vanilla and artificial
vanillin in a food product.
Step Number 1: Read the ingredients list on the food package. If you find a vanilla
extract under the ingredients statement, this means the vanilla is extracted with
alcohol and alcohol containing vanilla extract is added to the products. Vanilla
Extract is a Haram ingredient. Stop here, do not use the product.
Step Number 2: If the ingredient statement does not indicate the presence of
vanilla extract but indicate the presence of vanilla flavor or Natural flavor or
Natural and Artificial Flavor, look for kosher symbol, if you find kosher symbol,
this indicates that no animal derived ingredients are used in vanilla flavor or
Natural & Artificial flavor.
This does not mean the product is Halal. Use of alcohol in vanilla flavor or Natural
and Artificial flavor has to be investigated.
Step Number 3: Contact the food manufacturer to find out whether alcohol is used
as the carrier or solvent in the vanilla flavor or Natural and Artificial flavor, if not,
then consume the product.
If alcohol is used as a solvent, then do not consume the product.
ICE CREAM PRODUCTS WITHOUT VANILLA OR FLAVORS:
Some Ice Cream manufacturer used rework ice cream products with flavors
containing alcohol in an Ice Cream product, which do not have any flavor, or
vanilla at all as indicated by the ingredient list. Good Humor Company is using this
practice for their Breyer brand of Ice Cream. It is possible others do not use this
practice.
ISLAMIC SCHOLARS' VIEW ON THIS TOPIC:
Some Islamic Scholars considered a food product Not Halal if it is made with flavor
containing alcohol as a solvent. But the others considered it Halal because they
said the small or large quantity of the product does not intoxicate a person. Please
consult your Sheik or Imam on this topic.
There are six type vinegar is used throughout the world. Distilled White or Grain or

Spirit Vinegar: It is produced from the natural fermentation of dilute alcohol to vinegar.
The vinegar is filtered and contains Natural mellow aroApple Cider Vinegar: It is produced
from unprocessed apple juice and vinegar retains its natural amber color and fruity
flavWine Vinegar: Wine vinegar is produced from Burgandy wine and other wines.It retains
a ruby color and wine like flavor. It is used in Oil-Vinegar Dressing and gourmet cooking and
condimentsCorn (Maize) sugar Vinegar: This type of vinegar is produced from corn sugar.
Sugar is first converted to alcohol then alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water. It is
also a amber color vinegar.
Vinegar

Vinegar has been known for centuries. It is simply a dilute solution of water and acetic acid
that contains coloring and flavoring agents in very small quantities from source of raw
material. A typical distilled vinegar contains 95% of water and rest is acetic acid , minor
constituents.
It is made by two successive microbial processes,
o

first being an alcoholic fermentation effected by yeasts and the

second an oxidation of alcohol by Acetobacter, a genus of aerobic bacteria.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation states that the unmodified name vinegar
apply only to the product derived from apples and that this product contain not less than 4 g
of acetic acid in 100 ml of vinegar.
Vinegar also contains small quantities of ash, sugars, phosphoric acid, alcohol, and glycerol.
Vinegar is made by two process;
1.

The packed generator; and

2.

Submerged fermentation system.

Air is used in both process.


Fermentation :
The fermentation of sugar into alcohol (ethanol) and which comprises the first step in
manufacturing of vinegar using the yeast Saccharomyces sp, which proceeds as follow:
C6H12O6 -------> 2C2H5OH + 2CO2 (sugar source) (Ethyl Alcohol) (Carbon Dioxide)
The second fermentation step requires the microorganism acetobacter (Bacterium aceti) and
oxygen as indicated below:
2C2H5OH + 2O2 ---------> 2CH3COOH + 2H2O (Ethyl Alcohol) (Oxygen) (Acetic Acid)
(Water)
Note: Malt vinegar is used extensively in Britain, and wine vinegar in continental Europe.
Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar is preferred in USA and Canada.
Types of Vinegar:
There are six types of vinegar used throughout the world.
1.

2.

Distilled White or Grain or Spirit Vinegar: It is produced from the natural


fermentation of dilute alcohol to vinegar. The vinegar is filtered and contains Natural
mellow aroma.
Apple Cider Vinegar: It is produced from unprocessed apple juice and vinegar retains

its natural amber color and fruity flavor.


3.

4.

5.

6.

Wine Vinegar: Wine vinegar is produced from Burgandy wine and other wines. It
retains a ruby color and wine like flavor. It is used in Oil-Vinegar Dressing and
gourmet cooking and condiments.
Corn (Maize) sugar Vinegar: This type of vinegar is produced from corn sugar. Sugar
is first converted to alcohol then alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water. It is
also amber color vinegar.
Malt Vinegar: Malt vinegar is produced from the fermentation of malt to alcohol and
then it is converted to vinegar.
Specialty Vinegar such as Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is produced in Modena
Italy from white and sugary Trebbiano grapes with special labor intensive method to
special flavor and aroma. There is possibility of left over wine in this vinegar.

Halal Status of vinegar:


There is a different of opinion among Hanafi and Shafi fiqah schools regarding vinegar.
There is also different of opinion among Islamic Scholars regarding wine vinegar. Since
there is possibility of wine being not 100% converted to acetic acid and water. There is left
over wine in the wine vinegar, we consider wine vinegar not a Halal vinegar. We recommend
distilled white vinegar because it is made from dilute alcohol.
Please consult your sheik or Imam on this topic.
VITAMINS FORTIFIED MILK:

Milk from buffalo, camel, cow and goat is Halal by itself however milk in the US and Canada
from cows and goats must be fortified with vitamins A and D by law. California is the only
state where milk can be sold without vitamin fortification. In 1994, the Muslim Consumer
Group brought the following facts about vitamins fortification of milk.
a. What are the source of Vitamins A and D:
Vitamin A for milk fortification is produced commercially by reacting calcium carbonate with
water and then esterified with palmitic acid (source can be from a plant or an animal or a
synthetic).
Vitamin D3 is produced from sheep's wool lanolin (Halal).
b. Presence of an emulsifier in Vitamin Mixes:
A fat based emulsifier Polysorbate 80 is added to the vitamin mix for milk fortification s as
a processing aid ingredient to help vitamins to be mix and distributed evenly with milk so
that it is satisfy the law requirement of a specific amount of vitamins per quart of milk. This
emulsifier is not mentioned on the ingredient declaration on the milk containers because it is
considered a processing aid. This emulsifier should not be from pork fat. It has to be
from plant fat such as soy bean.
c. This vitamins mixture must be certified as Halal or kosher because there is no FDA
regulations about the source of vitamins and the emulsifier for vitamin mix. If a
manufacturer wishes to use an emulsifier and vitamins from pork source, there is no law
to prevent it.
d. Now almost every dairy in USA is using Kosher certified vitamin mix, so the milk in USA

and Canada is Halal.


e. Composition of Vitamin mix for milk fortification:
Vitamin mix for milk fortification is made of Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Water, Polysorbate 80
(an emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (to prevent freezing) and Sodium Benzoate as
preservative. These ingredients other than Vitamin A and Vitamin D3 will not appear on the
ingredients list of milk on its bottle because they considered as processing aid ingredients.
f. VITAMIN MIX MANUFACTURERS:
Tastemaker, Bungi Foods, Vitamins Inc., Danisco-Grindsted are the major suppliers for the
vitamin mix (BASF and Roche vitamins are main suppliers of vitamin A & D) to the milk
industry. These companies have kosher certified vitamin mixes. The vitamin mixes from
above companies are consider Halal.
Vanilla
Vanilla is the most world prized flavor. It is obtained from the beans of a tropical vine of
genus vanilla. The beans at harvest do not have the characteristic vanilla fragrance but
requires curing processes to obtain the vanilla fragrance.
All curing methods involve four basic phases:
1.

2.

3.

4.

Wilting or killing of the beans that stops the natural respiratory metabolism and
vegetative life of the pod.
Sweating the wilted beans which involves a fairly rapid dehydration and slow
fermentation. The characteristic flavor compounds develops here during which
sugars, phenols, vanillin compound are developed by enzymatic and non-enzymatic
reaction.
Drying of sweated beans at very slowly at a lower temperature to 20-25% moisture.
Conditioning of the dried beans in closed boxes for a few months where they finish
the development of their characteristic fragrance.

Vanilla Standards: Vanilla extract is the only flavoring material with a US FDA standard of
identity. It is included in the code of Federal Regulation (21CFR-169).
Vanilla Extraction and Ice Cream Standard: Vanilla standards was developed and
promulgated concurrent and in close relation with Ice Cream Standard(21-CFR135.110).
The labeling of Ice Cream is dependent on the type of flavoring used.

Category I (21CFR-135):
Vanilla Ice Cream contains only pure vanilla components and no artificial flavors.

Category II (21CFR-135):
Vanilla ice cream can be flavored with up to one ounce of synthetic vanillin per unit of vanilla
extract. This is a natural and artificial product and labeled vanilla flavored Ice cream.

Category III (21CFR-135):


Ice cream contains predominantly or exclusively an artificial vanilla flavoring that includes
primary synthetic vanillin. This product must be labeled Artificially flavored or
Artificial vanilla.
VANILLA PRODUCTS:
1.

Vanilla Beans: Vanilla beans are identified as the properly cured and dried fruit-pods
of Vanilla planifolia in vanilla standard 21-CFR-169.3. Vanilla Extracts and Vanilla
Powders: The reminder of the standard is involved with describing in general terms

how the extract is made and what other ingredients can be used. It also defines
other products related to pure vanilla extract (what constitutes them and how they
can be labeled).
2.

Vanilla extract (extracted with alcohol).

3.

Vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

4.

Concentrated vanilla flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

5.

Vanilla powder (no alcohol is used)

6.

Vanilla-Vanillin extract (extracted with alcohol)

7.

Vanilla-Vanillin flavoring (extracted with alcohol)

8.

Vanilla-Vanillin powder (Vanillin may be obtained with or without alcohol)

The more significant statement in the standard, which should be noted, require that the
finished extract have no less than 35% ethyl alcohol and contains no less than one unit of
vanilla bean per gallon. There is no animal derived ingredients are used in the above
products.
VANILLA WITHOUT ALCOHOL:
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

New Methods of Extractions: Modern methods of extraction are used such as


supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and reverse osmosis for concentration. These
methods produce useful products for industrial flavoring but they either fail to fit the
regulatory requirements (alcohol extraction) for standard products, but they are
expensive. These specialized products differ in solubility, flavor profile, and
appearance but add to the list of natural vanilla flavoring available to food and
beverages manufacturers.
Vanilla beans: Pure Vanilla beans (21CFR-169.3) are available for both food
manufacturers for processed foods and common consumers for home bake products
(McCormik brand of pure vanilla beans are available in supermarkets).
Vanilla Flavor: A vanilla flavor may be in fact being non-alcoholic but it has to be
outside of standard of identity.
Vanilla Powder: This is a standard vanilla product (21CFR-169.179). Vanilla powder is
a mixture of ground vanilla beans or vanilla oleoresin or both with one or more of the
following optional blending ingredients (a) Sugars, (b) dextrose, (c) Lactose, (d)
Food Starch, (e) dried corn syrup, (f) Gum acacia. Vanilla sugar is different from
vanilla powder with sugar. Vanilla Sugar is made with sugar and vanilla extract and
considered as Haram ingredient because of alcohol.
Vanilla-Vanillin Powder: This is the same, as vanilla powder but contains not more
than one ounce of added vanillin. This is also a standard product (21CFR-169.182).
But this product is Halal only if added vanillin is obtained from vanilla bean without

alcohol.
Vanillin
Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) a pleasant smelling aromatic compound occurs
naturally in vanilla bean and also obtained from as by-product of pulp and paper industry by
the oxidative break down of lignin. It may also be prepared by synthesis.
LIGNIN VANILLIN VANILLA BEAN VANILLIN
(vanilla bean flavor component)
C8H8O3 Molecular weight: 152.16
HALAL STATUS OF VANILLIN:
Artificial or synthetic vanillin does not contain alcohol and it is also Halal or Kosher certified.
It is a Halal ingredient.
Artificial or synthetic vanillin is made with all Halal ingredients and Halal process without
alcohol. Lignin which used to make the artificial vanillin is plant products which is Halal by
nature. Only methane is used as a solvent which is a Halal solvent.
HOW TO IDENTIFY HALAL VANILLA AND ARTIFICIAL VANILLIN IN A FOOD
PRODUCT:
There are three steps, a Muslim can used to identify the Halal Vanilla and artificial vanillin in
a food product.
Step Number 1: Read the ingredients list on the food package. If you find a vanilla extract
under the ingredients statement, this means the vanilla is extracted with alcohol and alcohol
containing vanilla extract is added to the products. Vanilla Extract is a Haram ingredient.
Stop here, do not use the product.
Step Number 2: If the ingredient statement does not indicate the presence of vanilla
extract but indicate the presence of vanilla flavor or Natural flavor or Natural and Artificial
Flavor, look for kosher symbol, if you find kosher symbol, this indicates that no animal
derived ingredients are used in vanilla flavor or Natural & Artificial flavor.
This does not mean the product is Halal. Use of alcohol in vanilla flavor or Natural and
Artificial flavor has to be investigated.
Step Number 3: Contact the food manufacturer to find out whether alcohol is used as the
carrier or solvent in the vanilla flavor or Natural and Artificial flavor, if not, then consume the
product.
If alcohol is used as a solvent, then do not consume the product.
ICE CREAM PRODUCTS WITHOUT VANILLA OR FLAVORS:
Some Ice Cream manufacturer used rework ice cream products with flavors containing
alcohol in an Ice Cream product, which do not have any flavor, or vanilla at all as indicated
by the ingredient list. Good Humor Company is using this practice for their Breyer brand of
Ice Cream. It is possible others do not use this practice.
ISLAMIC SCHOLARS' VIEW ON THIS TOPIC:
Some Islamic Scholars considered a food product Not Halal if it is made with flavor
containing alcohol as a solvent. But the others considered it Halal because they said the
small or large quantity of the product does not intoxicate a person. Please consult your
Sheik or Imam on this topic.

Complex Ingredients

are fat based emulsifier and are made by reacting glycerol (fat
based) with fats and oils. Monoglycerides can be made from beef or pork or soybean
fat. Only soybean and zabiha slaughtered cow fat based Mono & Diglyceries are
Halal. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a
food package containing Mono & Diglycerides indicates that it is obtained from
soybean fat.

Mono & Diglycerides

Whey:Muslims

FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40are

L-Cysteine:

think that whey is milk based ingredient, it has to be Halal but answer
isNO. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and other is acid
whey. Acid whey is obtained during the making of acid type of cheese such as
cottage cheese. Sweet or rennet whey is used more in food products then acid whey.
Sweet whey or rennet whey is a by-product of rennet cheese such as cheddar
cheese. Whey is portion of milk remaining after coagulation and removal of curd.
Whey is Halal only if the Halal starter culture bacteria, Halal medium on which starter
culture grown (Starter culture bacteria are Halal if they obtained from milk source
not meat source and media on which these starter culture bacteria grown has to be
made from Halal ingredients such milk), microbial rennet, microbial lipase enzyme,
Halal color, Halal flavor has added to milk. These requirements can only obtained if
the cheese and whey are Halal or Kosher certified (which meet the Islamic dietary
requirements). A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary
requirements) on a food package containing whey indicates that it is manufactured
under Halal or Kosher supervision.

chemical dyes and they are Halal if use as pure


granular or powder form but if they use in liquid form then the solvent has to be
Halal because vegetable oil or glycerin (from pork or beef or vegetable fat) can be
used as a solvent to dissolve mix these colors in liquid products. A Halal or Kosher
symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a food package containing
these colors indicates that no pork or beef fat glycerin was used as a solvent.

A non essential amino acid is used as dough conditioner in bagels, pizza,


bread, hard rolls. L-Cysteine is manufactured from human hair (Haram source), non
zabiha or dead chicken/duck feathers and from petroleum source. MCG considered it

Halal if it is made from petroleum source.

is manufactured from grinding the cocoa nibs from cocoa bean. It is a


Halal ingredient and do not contain any liquor or alcohol.

Chocolate Liquor

Vanilla Extractissued

Vinegar:

Processing Aid Ingredients or Hidden ingredients in food products and food ingredients:

as a flavor and it is made from vanilla bean extract. It contains


minimum of 35% ethyl alcohol (Haram) otherwise it will not call as vanilla extract
according FDA regulation.
If the yeast extract or autolyzed yeast is made from bakers yeast then it is a
Halal ingredient. But if it is made from brewers yeast as a by-product of beer making
then it is not considered Halal because beer can penetrate in the yeast cells and
never convert to any other things.

Distilled white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, malt vinegar, corn (Maize) sugar
vinegar are considered Halal. Wine Vinegar and Balsamic vinegar are not considered
Halal because of left over of wine (alcohol) in wine.

FDA will allow up to 2% of processing aid ingredients or hidden ingredients in a food


product or in a food ingredient without reporting in the ingredients statement. Only
Halal or kosher certified food products which meet the Islamic dietary requirements
protect Muslim consumers from Haram processing aid ingredients or hidden
ingredients. Examples of Hidden ingredients are use of pork gelatin in apple juice
processing, gelatin in Beta carotene, Polysorbate 80 (a fat based emulsifier) in
vitamins mix for milk fortification.

Soy Sauce:Naturally

brewed soy sauce is not a Halal soy sauce because it is just made
like wine containing 2-3% ethyl alcohol in it. Soy, wheat and water are main
ingredients of naturally brewed soy sauce. All purpose soy sauce or non brewed soy
sauce is a Halal soy sauce made from water, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, corn syrup
and sodium benzoate.

Nucleotides in infant formula:

Nucleotides are made from yeast cells including torula yeast


and brewer yeast. One of the larger manufacturers of nucleotides is using a specific
strain of torula yeast and growing on alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine to
manufacture the Nucleotide. But the residual of amount of alcohol in nucleotide is
very minimum such as 200 part per millions (PPM). Nucleotides are now adding to
infant formulas such as in Similac and Enfamil brands. Islamic dietary laws
considered alcoholic beverages are Haram. Nucleotide is considered as Mushbooh

ingredient by MCG.

The Natural or artificial Flavor:

consists of two things one is flavoring material and second is


solvent which could be alcohol (haram) or water or propylen glycol (halal) or
vegetable oil. The flavoring material in natural flavors is any thing comes from
natural such vegetable source or animal source while flavoring material in artificial
flavor is from chemicals or synthetic material.

If a food product has a Halal or kosher symbol on its package, then Natural flavors or
artificial flavor's flavoring material comes from Halal sources, if they do not have Halal or
kosher symbol then the flavoring material may comes from any source animal or vegetable.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Is powdered flavor and Custard powder Halal?


Ans: Powdered Flavor and custard powder are Halal only if they are made with Halal
ingredients and carriers
Q: Is Caramel powder Halal?
Ans: Caramel powder is Halal.
Q:
Is Naturally produced Soya Sauce Halal?
Ans: Naturally Brewed Soy sauce is NOT Halal.
Q: Is Tang Halal?
Ans: Dry Tang powder is Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor but the liquid Tang is not Halal
because it is not under certification.

Are We Allowed To Celebrate Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi

Eid Melaad-un-Nabi
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
By : Allamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
Translated by : Saiyyid Ghulam Khawajah

Mu'min
Banda Parwur Digaaram Ummat Ahmad Nabee Dost Daar Chaar Yaaram Taab 'e Aulaad 'Alee Mazhab Hanfiyyah Daaram
Millat Hazrat Khaleel Khaak Paa'e GhausA ''zam Zer Saayah Har Walee
A slave of Rabb of all the worlds and a follower (Ummatee) of Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) am I. To all four
friends*
I give allegiance and am subservient to Alee's progeny. **
Hanafi is my creed, and I belong to Hazrat Ibraaheem Khaleel ul Laah's Millat. Dust from under the feet of Ghaus A'zam, I am a devotee
of all (Auliyaa) the friends of Al-Laah.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat 'Umar, Hazrat 'Usmaan, Hazrat 'Alec (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhum)
** Hazrat Imaam Hasan, Hazrat Imaam Husain (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhuma)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------The World's Greatest 'Eid
Tala'al Badru 'Alainaa Wajabash Shukru 'Alainaa
Min Saniyyaatil Wadaa'I Ma Da'aa Lil Laahi Daa'i
Wondrously excellent the full moon (the beloved of Al-Laah, (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Has arisen over us from the vale of
separation. It has, thus, become incumbent upon us To be thankful For the appearance of the full moon (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)
till such time as A supplicant can pray, that is till doomsday.
Nisaar Teri Chehel Pehal Par
Hazaaron Eiden Rabee-ul-Awwal
Siwaa'e Iblees Ke Jahaan Mein
Sabhi To Khushiyaan Manaa Rahe Hein
(O Rabee-ul-Awwal! Your joys surpass thousands of '

Eids. All in the world are rejoicing, except Shaitaan.)

I Humbly Dedicate this Book To


That Blessed AssemblyIn The World Of Spirits.
Of The Souls Of All Prophets Of
Al-Laah ('Alaihimus Salaam)
At which the Creator Of The Heavens And The earth mentioned The Coming of His beloved Rasool (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa
Sallam)
And then to that Joyous moment when The moon of Taibah
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) manifested Itself In All Its Resplendence.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
(Ghufira Lahu)
Al-Laahu Rabbu Muhammadin Salla 'Alaiehi Wa Sallama
(Al-Laah is the Creator, Cherisher and Sustainer of the holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad)
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and sends peace and salutations to him.)
PRELUDE
Al-Laah Subhaanahu has been most gracious to my humble self in that. I have been able to wholly devote myself to the
service of the Faith and the Muslim Ummah. And to the cause of defending the honour and dignity of Hazrat Muhammad
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the Prophet of Allah. May my striving in this regard benefit the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at as
a whole! Aameen.
By way of recounting the blessings conferred upon me. let me state that I owe allegiance to all four spiritual orders (Naqshbandee,
Qaudiree, Chishtee, Suhrwardee). Through the great spiritual Guide of the times, Hazrat Ganj-e-Karam Peer Saiyyid Muhammad Ismaiel
Shah Bukhaari, popularly known as Hazrat Karmaan Waale (may Allah be happy with him and have mercy on him).
So far as education and training is concerned. The teachings and diplomas (Asnaad) have blessed me in tafseer and hadeeth by my own
father, reviver of the Faith and great lover of the holy Prophet. Khateeb A'zam of Pakistan, Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi Alaihir
Rahmatu War Ridwaan, and faqeeh of his times, Shaikhul Islaam Maulana Ghulaam Ali Ashrafi Okarvi, and the Ghazaali of his times and
Imaam of the Ahle Sunnat, Allamah Saiyyid Ahmad Sa'eed Kaazimi (may Al-Laah be pleased with him).
In addition, I have been the recipient of permission and diplomas in tafseer and hadeeth from Aalim Hijaaz, Hazrat Saiyyid Alive Maaliki
Makki, from Mufti Baghdad, Mullah Abdul Kareem Muhammad Al Mudarris, and from the great scholar, Allamah Shah Abul Hasan Zaid
Farooqi Dehlvi.

Several renowned divines, also, have honored me by giving me (Ijaazat wa Khilaafat) permission and discipleship in all the spiritual
orders. (Salaasil-e-Tareeqat).
Even with all this, I consider myself to be only a beginner. And a mere servant of the "friends" of Al-Laah Subhaanahu and I wish that all
believers and all men of goodwill may pray that I be steadfast in my belief in Al-Laah Subhaanahu, and that my end be good.
Since I acquired the capacity to recognise words and letters, I have spent most part of my life in acquiring and researching in the fields
of knowledge and the arts, and of writing and speaking.
Keeping night vigil in prayers has been a habit with me, and most of my friends are fully aware of my deep attachment to knowledge
and excellences as well as to books and the pen.

I have also undertaken extensive and difficult journeys through the countries of the Islamic world and of Africa and Europe. The
meetings I have had with men of excellence and the holy places of high renown I have visited and the way I have benefited from them
have strengthened my belief in my own redemption and have brought peace to my soul. Al-Laah be praised for all this!
My father departed from this world rather early, and this made me feel very desolate. I realised only then how his personality had been
instrumental in keeping away from me many stresses and deep chasms.
His personality had many facets: an embodiment of pure love and manifestation of excellence. It is said that a good man is never alone
and I found this to be true in the case of my father.
I always found him amidst a host of well wishes, devotees, and those who owed allegiance to him.
Even his opponents knew it only too well that Maulana Okarvi was not merely the name of a single individual; his was the name of a
body of right guided persons, the name of a solid rock of greatness and steadfastness and of right and of truth.
My father's mentor, the revered Allamah Kaazimi, has very rightly observed: "Because of the qualities which he had in him, Maulana
Okarvi was greatly envied by renowned people of the times in which he lived".
To whichever place he went, he was loved and respected for his piety. Whatever service he rendered by persisting in being an
indefatigable strives after truth was a great feat. On the morning of 21st Raja, 1404 A.H. he left his earthly abode with praises to Al
Laah and salutations to His Apostle on his lips (may Al-Laah be happy with him). When he left for his heavenly abode, he had
constructed more than a hundred Masaajld. (Mosques) a like number of Madaaris (religious schools), served many an institution, left
behind highly valued writings, more than 18,000 sparkling speeches before multitudes, and enabled millions of people to be ardently in
love with the Prophet of Madinah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
He departed from our midst, but left us a legacy of goodness, respect and love.
I cannot recount to you the tremendous trials, which crowded on me from all sides after he left us. Whatsoever I may do and in
howsoever way I may act, still how I can equal the way he did it. It has never been an easy task for me to console those who heard him
and saw him and read him, and it is not so even today.
It is not an easy thing to make the foul mouthed detractors of the holy Prophet understand that the standard of the great savant that
Maulana Okarvi was, and still is, distinguished and aloft. I am convinced that his noble soul must have pleaded for me before the holy
Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). And I am sure that but for his goodness which has so far contributed to my success, the
ingeniousness of the tyrants would have surely ruined me altogether a sordid game they are still playing.
But all I have to say to all such people is that the mercy of my Master, the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), encompasses
me more thoroughly than the enmity of my enemies, and my illustrious elders guard me and help me.
And I must say that the accepted prayer for his eulogists by the beloved of the Creator and His creations, the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) to Al
Laah, "help one who eulogies me with the Holy Spirit", has helped me tremendously.
I do not for one moment fear death or hurt at the hands of my adversaries. The only wish embedded in my heart and mind is that when
my soul departs from my body then my eyes are set on the glorious face of my beloved Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and my
lips are busy in sending salutations to him. I only pray that profitable knowledge along with steadfastness be my destiny. I beseech
everybody to join me in this prayer.
I have already said that it has never been my intention to hurt the feelings of anybody by tongue or by writing, even inadvertently, or to
cause split or division within the Muslim Ummah.
But if it is a question of not paying the respect that is due to the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Or if it is a question of due
respect not being paid to the venerated companions of the holy Prophet or members of the holy Prophet's household. Or if it is a
question of not paying due respect to the "friends" of Al-Laah Subhaanahu and upholders of Al-Laah's ordinances and signs (may AlLaah be pleased with them), then I deem it my religious duty to assert the truth and to belie the falsehood.
On such occasions, I consider silence for the sake of expediency to be not only the worst sort of hypocrisy but taint mounting to
unbelief. I will, then, not care for my assassination, but even my soul will feel most repulsed at not being able to punish such foul
mouthed detractors of my Master.
I may state here that all my writings and speeches in rebuttal of Deobandi Wahaabi propagandists and of every other false sect reflect
my fundamental belief that it would be absolutely unbearable for me to tolerate any insolence towards our beloved Prophet (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam).

My energy would not let me rest unless I have been able to give a silencing reply to the rubbish uttered by the foul-mouthed detractors
of my Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). At such times, how I wish I had not only the pen in my hand, but some such thing with
which I could really silence such people.
Eid-I-Meelaad-un-Nabee (celebrating the birth of the holy Prophet, (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is the first and foremost Eid of the
universe. This concerns a personality but for whose creation there would have been no Eid and none to celebrate it.
I do not insist that those who refuse to celebrate the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). Do so, but it is beyond me
not to punish those detractors who declare celebrating the holy Prophet's birthday to be a thing which is both "pagan and innovative"
(Shirk Bid'at).
This is so because my unbounded love for the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) prompts me not to tolerate such utterances.
Showing the mirror to the detractors of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is ordained by Al-Laah Himself, and I am happy
that my action in exposing such people is in accordance with the tradition set by Al-Laah Himself.
I do not know who that unfortunate person in "Honey Dew" (of South Africa) is who declared "12th Rabi-ul-Awwal' as the day of the holy
Prophet's passing away instead of being his birthday, and has called for it to be observed as a day of mourning. He has also charged
those who celebrate the holy Prophet's birthday as imitating the ways of non
Muslims. * (May Al-Laah forbid this!).
* Detailed answer to this criticism is embodied in the text.
Before this, in a book called Baraaheen-e-Qaatiah (Final Arguments for Rejection), two stalwarts of the Deoband school of paganism
and innovation and fabrication, Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi and Khaleel Ahmad Ambethvi, had likened celebrating the holy Prophet's
birthday to celebrating the birth of Hindu god Kanaihya. The great irony of it is that the disciples of those who had thus likened
celebrations marking the holy Prophet's birthday are now themselves celebrating it. Previously, they had been enjoining upon people to
observe "Seerat-un-Nabee", but now people have realised that Seerat (traits) are not celebrated but acquired.
The present book by me is a rejoinder to a poster published by "Honey Dew", which itself pleads for celebrating the holy Prophet's
birthday and has been written by the scholars of Deoband. A perusal of the list of subjects dealt with in it will make it perfectly clear to
you all that celebrating the holy Prophet's birthday is not an innovation but preventing people from celebrating it is. Such a person does
not know the meaning and import of "Meelaad, otherwise he would not have been so foolish as to call "Meelaad" an act of associating
others with Al-Laah in worship (Shirk). He should know that celebrating Meelaad contradicts the very concept of joining anybody or
anything with Al-Laah Subhaanahu. True, indeed, that those whose hearts are devoid of love for the holy Prophet are, also, devoid of
profitable knowledge. May Al-Laah Almighty protects us from the mischief of such people! Aameen.
I must make it clear that I have written the rejoinder to "Honey Dew's" poster solely for the purpose of defending the dignity of the holy
Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and I am sure that my striving has already been approved by him. It so happened that four days
after finishing writing the tract at the house of my dear brother, Haaji Haashim Yoosuf Mansoor, in Piet Retief. And after I had gone to
Durban along with my host, Haaji A.K.I. Mansoor Sahib, where I handed over the manuscript to the respected Maulana Muhammad Bana
Shafi'ee Qaadiri, Secretary General, Maulana Okarvi Academy Al A'lami, South Africa, a wonderful thing happened to me. This slave of
the slaves of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was blessed by a vision of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa
Sallam). It is my earnest supplication that I may be repeatedly blessed with such a vision.
In the end, it is my duty to give thanks to my hosts in South Africa, the Mansoor family, the Wazar family, my other associates and all
men of goodwill, and to ask them for my success. May Al-Laah Almighty blesses all such people with His mercy! Aameen.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
Ghufira Lahu
(May Al-Laah grant him forgiveness)

Al-Laah is the Creator, Cherisher and Nourisher of the holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and sends peace
and salutations to him.
By the grace of Almighty Al-Laah and by the benedictions of the blessed sandal
(Na'll-e-Paak) of the mercy unto the worlds, the intercessor on the Day of Judgement, Saiyyidina Muhammad, Al-Laah's last Prophet
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), this humble servant of the Ahle Sunnat keeps himself all the time busy in propagating and publicising

the Faith.
For this purpose, I undertook a tour, for the third time, of South Africa, and other African countries. On December 16, 1989, while at
Lenasia, in Transvaal province (South Africa), some friends brought to me a poster entitled
'Islam's Third Eid: Call of Madina", published by "Honey Dew", P.O. Box 2797,
But the name of the writer or the publisher was not given. (Writers of such posters normally do not give their own names or that of the
publishers. Because they are not sure of the veracity of their writings and, also, for fear of a thorough exposure of their ignorance
through the efforts of the right guided Ulama (scholars) and, thus, invite utter ridicule upon themselves).
Evidently, the poster had been written by the Isma'ieli Deobandi-Wahaabi-Tablighi elements,*
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* Prophase the Deobandi-Wahaabi-Tablighi group of propagandists would feel disturbed by the addition of the epithet "Isma'ieli" to this
group. So, I will explain the reason for doing so. The foundations of the Deobandi-Wahaabi-Tablighi creed was first laid by books written
by Ismaiel Dehlvi Phulti Balakoti, and praised by Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi, as I have quoted in my book "White and Black". Since the
author of the book "Johannesburg to Bareilly" describes the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at 'at as "Raze Khanis" he should have the courage to
bear being labelled as "Isma'ieli" because of his allegiance to Ismaiel Dehlvi.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------giving vent to their ignorance and evil intentions. These Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists have no touch with truth or reality,
therefore nothing good can be expected of them. They use their tongue or their pen for accentuating those deficiencies and evils that
are distancing Muslim society from the spirituality of Islaam. These people spend their entire energy on how best to put an end to
unbounded love for the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and, in this, they are greatly aided and abetted by the anti Islam
forces. Therefore, these agents of the exploitative forces, and rejecters of help and guidance provided by Prophets and "friends" of AlLaah, put all their resources into their nefarious designs. Let us pray to Almighty Al-Laah that by His grace He may protect us from the
fiendish designs of the wicked people belonging to the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi-Tablighi group and may He grant us the ability to
remain steadfast in our religion of truth! Aameen.
My present tour, which is my third, of South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana and Babutoswana has been so arranged by my friends that I
am being kept busy round the clock. This poster by "Honey Dew" contained no valid criticism and had nothing to add to our knowledge,
but my friends insisted that it was most necessary to keep my Sunni brethren fully informed of the reality. And, so, even during the
course of my tour, I found time, albeit in bits, to be able to present an honest answer to things contained in the poster. I am, therefore,
quoting extensively from Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi and other Ulama of Deoband to fully bring out the tenets of the entire ideological
formulations of Isma'ieli-Deobandi Wahaabi Tablighi group. Here, I must clarify that this humble servant of Ahle Sunnat has already
written three books in English. And has not reserved the right of authorship or of publishing in my own favour but has given a free hand
in the matter to all those interested in informing the peoples of Africa and Europe.
The first book in this regard is called Deoband to Bareilly (The Truth)", in which I have explained the divergence between Deobandi and
Sunni schools of thought, why is it so, and how can it be removed. It is but necessary for every Musalmaan to read this book, so that
the divergence between the Deobandi Wahaabis and the Sunnis is fully grasped by all.
My second book is called "Azaan and Durood Shareef ' (Call to prayer and salutations to the holy Prophet, Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa
Sallam). This is a rejoinder to a "Fatwa" against me published in South Africa, which proves to the hilt, through the writings of the
Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi Tablighi Ulama, that it is no innovation to recite salutations to the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa
Sallam) before and after Azaan.
My third book "White and Black" or (Facts of Deobandism), is, infect, a rejoinder to the book "Johannesburg to Bareilly" published from
South Africa and is a truly important book. It is a treasure trove for those interested in really understanding what the difference between
Deobandi
Wahaabis and Sunnis is all about.
Two other books by this servant of Ahle Sunnat are under print and will be reaching your hands soon. One relates to the question of
Imamat and the other deals with the problems and realities of bid'at (innovation)*. This writer has penned other books as well.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* A discussion of Bid'at can be seen in my book "White and Black'
(Facts of Deobandism) as well. Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
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In my book, "White and Black", this servant of Ahle Sunnat had already advised all Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists. Against
indulging in criticism of, and issuing Fataawa against, the right guided Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at before knowing the standpoint on such
matters of their own big wigs, intense love and reverence for whom has earned them the nickname of "Mullaa worshippers".
The Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists should study with great diligence books written by their own "big-wigs" so that they
know that the criticisms and "Fataawa". They hurl against us, Sunnis, fits, in the first instance, their own "big wigs" and thus they not
only bring calumny upon themselves but involve their own "big-wigs", and by their poisoned pen confirm that their own "big-wigs" were
idolaters and associates and innovators. May Al-Laah protect us from their wickedness!
The poster published by "Honey Dew" levels two wholly erroneous criticism about the Qur'aanic words "Days of Al-Laah". The first
criticism concerns a Sunni preacher's translation of the words
"Wa Zakkir hum Bi Aiy-yaamil Laah" (in Soorah Ibraaheem, verses number 5, part 13).
He had translated the words as "And teach them to remember the Days of Al-Laah" while the Qur'aan does not contain the words "And
teach them". Therefore, according to the "Honey Dew" propagandists, these words constitute an addition to the Qur'aanic text and,
thus, change the religion. It is a fact, though, that Janab Abdullah Yusuf Ali the renowned translator and commentator of the Qur'aan,
has also used the same words. Would the "Honey Dew" critic describe Janab Abdullah Yusuf Ali also as a heretic?
In reply, I beg to submit that the critic has, in fact, objected to the English translation of a Qur'aanic verse. While making this criticism,
he forgets that the Qur'aan has been revealed in the Arabic tongue, not in the English tongue. If by making this criticism, "Honey Dew"
people mean to say that not translating the Qur'aan correctly tantamount to making changes in the Qur'aan and in the religion, then
they should also not condone the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists in this regard. For, it has been the practice with the
Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandist Ulama to change the meaning and import of the Qur'aan while translating it.
This humble servant of Deen has in his possession books in which not only Qur'aanic words have been changed but it can be rightly said
that the translation is completely at variance with the Qur'aanic verses. I can cite various such examples.
I honestly feel that only the word "teach" should have been made the butt of criticism, whereas, in fact, the words "And", "Them" in the
translation of the Qur'aanic words have also been taken exception to. They cannot, themselves, translate the Qur'aan in the English
tongue and yet the critic has objected to only the English translation. People at the Honey Dew" went mad with anger because the
translator had put "And teach them" instead of "And remind them".
I would like to put two questions to the critic and to people like him First, what does he think of the position of the Ulama of Deoband
with regard to altering the meaning and import of Qur'aanic verses when rendering them into another tongue? Second, what is their
position with regard to such non-use of the correct alternative foreign words, which alter the Qur'aanic words in translation. That is to
say, what have they to say about wrongly translating the Qur'aanic words, and, thus, altering the entire meaning and import of the
Qur'aanic words?
I will defer answering the critic's objection till such time as I receive a reply to my above queries.
In the meantime, I will urge upon them the necessity of formulating a reply with due thought so that they may be able to stick to it.
They should bear in mind the example of wrongly translating the Qur'aanic words into a foreign language in their pamphlet
"Johannesburg to Bareilly" (Part 2, page 11)
And cited by me in my book "White and Black". In this pamphlet, the word '`AI Aalameen" has been translated as "peoples". I would like
the "Honey Dew" people to issue a Fatwa (religious verdict) on this as well.
Now let us see what is the position of the Ulama of Deoband with regard to the translation of the Qur'aanic words.
"Wa Zakkir hum Bi Aiy-yaamil-Laah".
Principal of the Daar-ul-Uloom, Deoband, and teacher of Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi, Janab Mahmood Hasan Deobandi, has translated the
words thus: "And remind them of the Days of Al-Laah"
(Translation of the Qur'aan, page 231, published by Madinah Press, Bijnor, UP India, 1355 A.H.).
Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi has translated the words thus: "And remind them of the affairs of Al-Laah Taala"
(Page 512 of the translation and commentary published by Taj Company Ltd. Pakistan, February1959)
Would the Isma'ieli Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandist of "Honey Dew" like to say something about the above mentioned translations or
would he treat these two as (Marfoo'ul Qalam) "unfit to write" and include himself also in this category? It is not known what exact
words were used by the Sunni preacher, but the translator used the word "teach" in English. I will, therefore, suggest to the "Honey

Dew" people that they should render into English the Urdu version by Janab Mahmood Hasan and then delete the word "teach" from it.
This humble self (Kaukab Noorani Okarvi) undertakes to ask the Sunni preacher who has been criticised in the poster if he would have
any objection to replacing the word "teach" with a correct alternative word. But I will await a reply to my queries from the publisher of
the "Honey Dew" poster, so that the "truthfulness" of the so-called "true Ulama" of the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandist school
is brought out in public.
The second criticism levelled in the poster relates to Part 13, Soorah Ibraaheem, Verse 5, to the effect that the Yaum-Aashoora, Lailatul
Qadr and Shab Bara'at are not to be counted amongst the Days of Al-Laah. This, because authentic commentators like Ibne Abbas,
Mujaahid, and Qataadah (Radiyal Laahu Anhum) hold the Days of Al-Laah to mean the days on which Al-Laah's mercy or torment
descended upon mankind.
By way of reply, I would like to remind people at "Honey Dew" that the commentary of the Qur'aan called "Tafseer Mazhari, written by
Allamah Qaazi Muhammad. Sana'ul Laah Paani Pati (may Al-Laah have mercy on him) and translated by Saiyyid Abdud Daa'im of Daarul
Musannifeen is held in great esteem by the Ulama of Deoband.
(volume 6, page 284, published by the H.M. Sa'eed and Company, Karachi, January, 1977).
The people at "Honey Dew" should read carefully this translation by a Deobandi Nadvi scholar for his rendering of the words "Wa Zakkir
hum Bi Aiy-yaamil-Laah" as "And remind them of Al-Laah's blessings". Mahmood Hasan Deobandi translates the words "Aiy-yaamilLaah" as "Days of Al-Laah", while Ashraf Ali Thanvi has rendered it as "Almighty Al-Laah's affairs" and by Abdud Daa'im Deobandi Nadvi
as "Al-Laah's blessings". (The word "(Taala)" Almighty" does not occur in the Qur'aanic text and yet Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib has inserted
it without using brackets).
On this very page of "Tafseer Mazhari" it is said that according to Hazrat Ibn Abbas, Hazrat Ubaiy Bin Ka'b, Mujaahid and Qataadah (may
Al-Laah be pleased with them), the words "Aiy-yaamil-Laah" mean "Al-Laah's blessings". Now, the question is, do the "Honey Dew"
people consider or do not consider Ashore, Lailat-ul-Qadr, and Shab Bara'at as the blessings of Al-Laah?
The "Honey Dew" people should read Bukhaari and Muslim to know about "Yaum-e- Aashoora" if they have not as yet done so. The Jews
of Madinah used to observe the day. They should read about Lailat-ul-Qadr in the commentary by their own Ashraf Ali Sahib Thanvi, as
also in other writings. Yet, to those whose hearts are devoid of the blessings of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the
Qur'aan does not provide a guidance and a mercy and a healing. The commentary by Ibne Jubair, or by Khaazin, or by Mubarak, and the
Mufradaat-lmaam Raaghib are books which were written at a time when no such building known as "Daarul Uloom, Deoband" existed on
the face of the earth. In all these books, all authentic personalities have taken "Aiy-yaamil-Laah" to mean the days on which Al-Laah had
showered His blessings on such of His bondsmen whom He loved.
Can the "Honey Dew" people and their Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi Tablighi cohorts prove that the "Days of Al-Laah" were meant only
for generations prior to Islam and the followers of our beloved Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) have not been given any "Aiyyaamil-Laah". Is it that the day when the Bani Isra'iel were delivered from (Fir'aun) Pharaoh should be regarded to be among the "Days
of Al-Laah", but the day on which the redeemer of all the worlds was born into this world should not be so regarded? Is it that the day
when the food-table (Maa'idah) descended upon Prophet 'Isa and his disciples should be considered among the "Days of Al-Laah" but the
day when the Holy Qur'aan descended upon the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) should not be so considered?
It seems the "Honey Dew" people believe only the days bestowed on generations prior to Islam to be among the "Days of Al-Laah" and
the rest of the days to be, perhaps, their own days. And yet they dare issue "Fatwa" of paganism on others.
Perhaps, the "Honey Dew" propagandists and their associates belong to a sect on whom Al-Laah has bestowed no blessing and so these
luckless people fulfil their yearning by celebrating the days of the Hindus and the Christians. Or at least by celebrating the centenary of
their own Daarul Uloom, Deoband, (an institution busy in propagating paganism and innovations). by getting it inaugurated by a pagan
Hindu lady! How strange that Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi should feel justified in calling Daarul Uloom, Deoband, the "madrisah of Al-Laah"
(see his "Arwanh-Salaasah" page 281).
And the "Honey Dew" people should act as if they were the keepers of Paradise, selling tickets to it, but if we, Sunnis, celebrate the
birthday of the beloved of Al-Laah, the holy Prophet, as the day when Al-Laah showered His special blessings, the Isma'ieli
Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists should feel as if they had been stung by a swarm of fleas.
In Soorah Maryam (part 16) the Holy Qur'aan speaks about Hazrat 'Ieesaa and Hazrat Yahya (Alaihimus Salaam) thus: "And (Salaam)
salutations be on the day they were born, and the day they departed salutations this world, and the day when they will be raised up". I
would ask the propagandists at the "Honey Dew", if Al-Laah's salutation be on days when Hazrat 'Ieesaa and Hazrat Yahya (Alaihimus
Salaam) were born and departed and will be raised up, should they not be then counted among the "Days of Al-Laah". All men of Faith
believe these days to be the "Days of Al-Laah".
Woe be to the thinking that refuses to acknowledge the importance of the day of the birth of Al-Laah's Prophets. Even of the greatest of
all Prophets, Hazrat Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), as the "Days of Al-Laah", and would not believe in expressing joy and
giving thanks in remembrance of Al-Laah's greatest grace and mercy! And this after having seen that Allah, as the Qur'aan says, sends
His salutations on the day when Hazrat 'Ieesaa and Hazrat Yahya (Alaihimus Salaam) were born. May Al-Laah Taala protects us from

such deviations and such deviationist! Aameen.


Let the people at "Honey Dew" carefully read how their own Ulama of Deoband have described the greatness of Eid-e-Meelaad Mustafa
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). On page 4 of his booklet "Jum'ah ke Fazaa'il Ahkaam" (the blessings of Jum'ah and commands regarding
it), Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi says: "It is related from Imaam Ahmad (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) that the night before Jum'ah
ranks higher than Lailat
Qadr, because it was on this very night that Sarwar-e-Aalam (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) graced the blessed belly of his mother, and
his appearance has been of countless benefit to mankind here in this world and in the Hereafter. (Ashe'atul Lam 'ant; in Persian,
"Mishkaat Shareef).
Perhaps the propagandists at the "Honey Dew" and their cohorts are aware of the fact that the Holy Qur'aan describes "Lailat-ul-Qadr"
as better than a thousand months and, perhaps, they are also familiar with Imaam Ahmad (may Al-Laah be pleased with him). And, of
course, they would be know Thanvi Sahib, the principal ideologue of the Ismaieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists. The same Thanvi
Sahib again quotes revered Imaam Ahmad (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) to say: "The night when the mercy unto the worlds, the
holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), graced the blessed belly of his revered mother, the blessed Saiyyidah A'minah (may AlLaah be pleased with her), was no ordinary night but even more blessed than a thousand months; indeed the blessedness and the rank
of this night cannot be counted". Would those who regard Thanvi Sahib as the pillar of their ideology tell us if the night when the holy
Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) graced his mother's blessed belly is superior to Lailat-ul-Qadr by many degrees then why should
not the night when the Messenger of Al-Laah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born into this world not be regarded as superior to
millions of Lailat-ul-Qadr?
The Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists at "Honey Dew" are not even prepared to acknowledge Lailatul-ul-Qadr among "AiyYaamil-Laah", and, so, what importance they would attach to the night when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born.
This is nothing surprising. Everybody knows that the accursed Shaitaan became accursed because he refused to acknowledge the high
rank of Al-Laah's Prophet, the revered Aadam (Alaihis Salaam). Readers will realise where stand those who refuse to acknowledge the
mighty reality behind Aadam, i.e. the Prophet of Al-Laah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). May the Merciful Allah protect us from
Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi Tablighis and their ideologies! Aameen.
The title of the "Honey Dew" poster is '`Islam's third 'Eid". These people have called the birthday of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi
wa Sallam) as the third 'Iced and even gone so far as to refuse to acknowledge it altogether. They do not know that the birthday of the
holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is not the third 'Eid of Islam but the First 'Eid of the Islamic world. Had this not occurred
then there would have been no occasion to celebrate 'Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, nor those celebrating 'feed would exist. These
Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists who claim to be the "true" followers of the revered Shah Wally-ul Laah Dehlvi (may Al-Laah
have mercy on him) and his family and the adherents of Shah Wally-ul Laah Dehliv's ideologies and thoughts must also be knowing
revered Shah Abdul Azeez Dehlvi (may Al-Laah have mercy on him). This very Shah Abdul Azeez, in his "Tafseer-Azeezi" quotes this
Hadith-ul-Qudsi (Al-Laah's Saying), Laulaaka Lama Azhartur Ruboobiyyah (but for the creation of the mercy unto the worlds, the holy
Prophet Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam, Al-Laah would not have cared to manifest His attribute of Rabb).
This Saying reveals the fact that had Al-Laah not desired to create the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) then the entire
universe would not have been created, neither man would have been created, nor there would have been any occasion celebrate any
even Janab Zafar Ali Khan, who used to call himself a "Maulana" and was tied to the Deobandi school of thought, acknowledges this fact
in one of his Urdu couplets. He says:
"Gar Arzo Sama ki Mahfil Me Laulaka Lama ka Shor Na Ho
Ye Noor Na Ho Saiyyaaroon Me Ye Rang Na Ho Gulzaaroon Me"
(Were the earth and the heavens not be astir with the sound of Laulaaka Lama There would, then, be neither light in the planets nor
splendour in the meadows).
On page 182 of his book "Meelaadun Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)" published by Kutub Khaanah Jameeli, Model Town, Lahore),
Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi declares: '`The blessing of the light of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is this. The entire
universe came into being with his light (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)."
The day when this blessed personality came into this world is by far the first and the greatest joyous day for the Musalmaans. For it is
only through his blessing that we came into existence, and received our religion, our belief in it, our Qur'aan, our Ramadaan and our
recognition of the True Deity, our Eid-ul-Fitr and our Eid-ul-Adha festivities. The day when blessings and enjoyment are conferred upon
us is surely the day of 'Eid. The Holy Qur'aan itself testifies to this when the Prophet of Al-Laah, revered Hazrat 'Isa (Alaihis-Salaam),
supplicates to Al-Laah to send a food table (Maa'idah) to him so that it should be a day of rejoicing for the present as well as the future
generations. The words of Hazrat 'Ieesaa, according to the Holy Qur'aan, were:
"Rabbana Anzil Alaina Maa'idatam Minas-Samaa'i Takoonu-Lana leedal L'Awwalina Wa Aakhirina"
(O my Rabb! Send to us from heaven a food table, so that it (the day of the descent of the food table) may be a day of Eid (rejoicing)
for the present as well as the future generations). *
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* The desire to make the day when the food table (Maa'idah) descended as the day of feed was expressed by Hazrat 'Ieesaa (Alaihis

Salaam) and it cannot be imagined about a Prophet that he expressed a wrong desire. Hazrat Ieesa's prayer proves the correctness of
celebrating a day on which a blessing descends as the day of Eid. After this proof given by the Qur'aan, there can be doubt in the minds
of men of faith and love that the birth of the greatest of Al-Laah's graces, the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), should be
regarded as the day of joicing, of Eid.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Therefore, it is proved from the Qur'aan itself that the day when a blessing descends from heaven is a day of Eid. We are enjoined by
the Qur'aan to rejoice at having received a blessing. The Qur'aan says:
"Qul Bi fadlil-Laahi Wa Bi Rahmatihi Fabi Zaalika Fal Yafrahu"
(Say O Prophet! you should rejoice at receiving A-Laah's grace and blessing)
Revered Shah Abdul Azeez Dehlvi (may Al-Laah have mercy on him) in his "Tafseer Azeezi" holds that to rejoice on receiving Al-Laah's
grace and mercy is a very good and an altogether beneficial act. In Aayat 69 of the Holy Qur'aan Soorah Aa'raaf, Allah says:
"Fazkuroo Aalaa' Allahi La' allakum Tuflihoon.
(Remember Allah's blessings so that you may profit)"
And in Aa'yat 74 it is said
"Fazkuroo Aalaa' Allahi Wala Ta'sau Fil Ardi Mufsideen
(So remember Al-Laah's blessings, and do not spread corruption in the earth)"
And in Soorah Ad-Duha,
"Wa Amma Bini'mati Rabbika Fahaddis"
(And remember and proclaim the blessings of your Rabb)"
These Divine exhortations make it clear that the truth is that remembering the blessings of Al-Laah, rejoicing on their bestowal and
proclaiming them, all these are laudable acts. On the other hand, not celebrating them, not remembering them and prohibiting their
proclamation, all this tantamount to spreading corruption in the earth. Thus it is proved from the Holy Qur'aan that people who give
thanks for Al-Laah's blessings, rejoice at their bestowal and proclaim them, they are the people who are liked by Allah, while those who
prevent proclamation of such bestowal are the corrupters and the ingrates. On page 512 of his tafseer "Baynan-ul-Qur'aan", Janab
Ashraf Ali Thanvi, commenting on
"Wa Zakkir Hum Bi AiyYaamil-Laah"
Translates it thus: "And remind them of the affairs of Al-Laah (blessing and torment), and they will be thankful to Al-Laah by
remembering them", and on page 49 of his book Meelaad-un-Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) as "a fulfilment of this promise, so we
should learn the lesson that we should daily remember his coming. If someone says that his coming is remembered during a recitation
of the Holy Qur'aan, the answer would be that there it is not mentioned in detail and so most people do not get to know of the details".
On page 150 of the same book, he says: "Thus it becomes clear that rejoicing on the holy Prophet's (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)
blessed birth is not only permitted but is a blessing. Thus it is that we do not deny the act of rejoicing. In fact, we keep ourselves busy
in practising it all the time".
On page 278 of his tafseer, Janab Shabbeer Ahmad Usmaani says: "Rejoicing on a blessing conferred is a good act since it has come to
us from Al-Laah", and on page 779, he says: "To celebrate the blessings of the Benefactor by way of expressing thanks is a good act in
Shariyat", while on page 205, he says: "We must remember them and be dutiful and thankful to Al-Laah for the blessings already
mentioned and for countless others".
Dear readers! Every Muslim seeks Al-Laah's blessings and every Muslim also knows that the greatest grace and blessing of Al-Laah is
nothing but the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and that Al-Laah Himself is conscious of sending such a great
blessing upon us. It is, indeed, a great thing that even being the Creator and Deity of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)
Al-Laah is all praise for him, his holy life, his blessed city, the age in which he lived, swears by his sayings, and commands us to honour
him, and teaches us how to behave in his presence, and makes it clear to us that had He not created our holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) He would not have created the earth and the heavens.
Anybody aware of this reality would be, every moment of his life, engage himself in giving thanks for this great bounty and yet would

not be able to give adequate thanks. This is only by the grace of our Rabb that we are, in some measure, able to celebrate the birthday
of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) by remembering the great qualities of his life, by sending salutations to him in
gatherings; by putting up some illuminations and by making some alms-giving and by distributing food
items. We are able to do all this so that people may become attached to this great bounty from Al-Laah and so that they may benefit
from it in this world and in the Hereafter.
While expressing our joy on the occasion, we do not countenance any such acts which might be against the Shari'ah, for we do this at
the command of Al-Laah and to earn the grace of Al-Laah, which cannot be attained by any unauthorised means.
Thanvi Sahib himself has observed that since Al-Laah has called the birth of the holy Prophet His greatest blessing upon us, for, by so
doing, He let man have His most beloved creation for whose sake He created all beings. It is incumbent upon man to rejoice and to
celebrate this blessing.
How strange that the followers of Hazrat 'Ieesaa (Alaihis-Salaam) should rejoice at the sending down of a (Maa'idah) food-table and
celebrate the event as their Eid, but we should not celebrate the coming, in our midst, of the blessed personality but for whose creation
neither Hazrat 'Ieesaa (Alaihis-Salaam) nor the food-table, nor the Qur'aan itself would have been there!
The sending down of the Holy Qur'aan occurred only once, on one Lailatul-ul-Qadr, but the night on which it descended became blessed
till Doomsday. The Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists also participate in "celebrations on the sending down of the Holy Qur'aan"
every year, and that, too, only in the month of Ramadaan and not in any other month of the year. Let us ask them, does the Qur'aan
descend every year? And they will say, no, it is not so. Then why do they celebrate the sending down of the Qur'aan every year? And
why do they do so in their self appointed manner?
Why, then, these people observe the death anniversaries of their muftis and days of the founders of their madaaris (religious schools)
every year with particular attention to date, place, programme and other details?
How is it that these people can float institutions and build structures dedicated to them, hold various gatherings yearly, and hold all
manner of demonstrations?
Not only this, but, in South Africa, they can celebrate Christmas, Easter, Holi and Divali with greater fervour than the Non-Muslims. And
yet they are not (bid'ati) "innovators" but erstwhile Muslims! Strangely enough, however, the "Fataawa" of being (bid'ati) "innovators"
are hurled against true Sunni Muslims for celebrating the 'Eid-e-Meelaad-un-Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
In Pakistan, the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists not only hold all sorts of demonstrations and rally (Jalsah, Juloos) and
illuminations on the occasion of the Eid Meelaad-un-Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) on their own, but also participate in rallies
organised by others.
The "Thanvi family" is prominent in rally held by Shi 'as on the occasion of "Yaum Husain" (may Al-Laah be pleased with him). (For
details and pictures, readers should see my pamphlet entitled (Apni Ada Dekh "Behold your own antics").
Everybody knows (in Pakistan) about the pomp with which Yaum-e-Siddeeq Akbar (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) and the days of
the three most revered companions of the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) and of other companions of the holy
Prophet are held each year under the auspices of the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists. It is another matter though that
celebrating the day of the fourth caliph, Saiyyidina Ali (Karramal Laahu Wajhahu) is an "innovation" (bid'at) in their eyes!
These people, also, fully observe the first ten days of Muharram, organise large gatherings at pre-set times and publicise the occasion of
Faatihah and death anniversaries, hold Qur'aan Khawaani (recitation from the Qur'aan), eulogies are paid, food is distributed and all
such things are done. Doing all these things is all right for the Isma'ieli Deobandi Wahaabi propagandists and it does not put their faith
in Islam in jeopardy. But by the touch of Shaitaan their Muftees are perhaps benumbed, and so they do not issue any fatwa.
But if the true Sunni Muslims celebrate the day of their holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam), every Deobandi Mufti springs to
action and begins to issue "fatwa" of (Shirk-Bid'at) paganism and innovation, and of doing forbidden and unauthorised things. Can they
really call themselves "Ulama-Haq" on account of what they do?
The ideologue of the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists, Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib, used to hold special functions in the blessed
month of Meelaad
Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). His speeches on these occasions have been collated in a book "Meelaad-un-Nabi (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam). *
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In India, it has been published under the title *

Irshandul 'Ibaad Fi Eid-e-Meelaad" from Sadhora, Ambala "

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------First published in Pakistan on behalf of the Deobandis. On page 19 of this book, Thanvi Sahib himself says: "The holy Prophet (Sallal
Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) had, all his life, spoken but little about his blessed birth but had dealt at length with the commands Following
his tradition it would be but meet and proper that you talk about his blessed birth only as much he has talked about it, and you talk
about the commands as much as he had talked about it'.
Strange, indeed, that Thanvi Sahib should fabricate this rule only to be applied to Meelaad, and not to any other affair!
His followers at Honey Dew" might be able to answer this. But these people are altogether indifferent to Meelaad and do not follow the
tradition of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and so would be hardly expected to follow the sayings of Thanvi Sahib.
These people should read page 47 of the self same book, "Meelaad-un-Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), where Thanvi Sahib says: "I
say that it (talking about Meelaad) should be done as a Wazeefah (that is as daily routine), and making it a Wazeefah is mentioned at
several places in the Quraan, for example.
"Laqad Ja'a Kum Rasoolum Min An Fusikum and Qad Ja'a Kum Minal Laahi Noorun Wa Kitaab"
And, likewise, at other places.
Thanvi Sahib first asks people to mention his birth only as much as the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) himself had done
so. Then, he says that mention of Meelaad should be made a Wazeefah, that is done daily, and he has proved this to be in Al-Laah's
tradition as revealed in His Own Book.
Such contradictory views expressed by Thanvi Sahib have placed the Deobandis in deep trouble. Not only this. For the purpose of
making speeches at Meelaad Shareef functions, he has written a special book, according to him, based on correct traditions (Saheeh
Riwaayaat) called "Nashr-ut-Teeb", whose contents have made the confusion worse confounded for the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi
propagandists.
The "Honey Dew" people should tell us why the disciples of Thanvi Sahib designate true Sunni Muslims as "innovators" for celebrating
Meelaad-un-Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), who all the year round hold functions on the occasion and not only make mention of
the blessed birth but also make profuse mention of the commands, and Thanvi Sahib has held such an act on the part of Ahle Sunnat
Wa Jama'at to be a correct one. Refusal of the Isma'ieli-Deoband-Wahaabi propagandists to recognise it as such, is, indeed, a misfortune
for them.
All Deobandis acknowledge Janab Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi to be their (Mutaa'ul-kul "overall sovereign", and Janab Mahmood Hasan
Deobandi, the mentor of Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib, has composed a hyperbolic elegy (Marsiyah) and other poems eulogising him. But
Shah Abdul Ghani Dehlvi, the mentor of this very Gangohi Sahib, in his book "Shifaa-Saa'il" writes:
"Wahaq Aanast keh Nafse Zikre Wilaadat Aan Hazrat (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Wa Suroor Faatihah Namoodan Yatni Isaal-Sawaub
Baroohe Pur Futooh Saiyyidus Saqalain Az Kamoal Sa'a'dat-lnsaan Ast".
(And the truth is that mankind's total good lies in commemorating the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), in
reciting Faatihah Shareef for the sake of his requital, and in rejoicing at his birth)".
What would the "Honey Dew" propagandists now say about Shah Abdul Ghani Dehlvi, the mentor of their own Gangohi Sahib, who calls
celebrating the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) as being of infinite good to mankind? If the Isma'ieli DeobandiWahaabi propagandists and their associates are deprived of the infinite good" then they should mourn their deprivation, and not heap
more degradation upon themselves by issuing unreasonable Fataawa against those who are so blessed.
The Wahaabi-Deobandi people, in their ignorance, allege that "the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal is the date when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) was born, and also died, and that neither the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) himself, nor his Caliphs, nor
the great divines nor the Imaams have designated 12th, of Rabi-ul-Awwal as "Eid" day, nor there is any mention of it in any authentic
book. Thus, those who celebrate Eid-e-Meelaad are innovators who would be denied a drink from "Kausar". Therefore, all those who
observe death anniversaries or Meelaad or Giyaarhveen (in honour of Hazrat Shaikh Saiyyid Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani) must wake up to
reality".
In reply, let me say this. O you who get celebrations on the occasion of the centenary of Daarul Uloom, Deoband, inaugurated by a
Mushrikah Hindu woman and O you who observe the death anniversaries of your Muftees and O you who let Mushrik Hindus sit on the
pulpits of mosques!. If it is at all possible for you to do so, give up intransigence and jealousy and enmity, open your eyes and your
closed minds and look at the realities, and reflect.
This servant of Ahle Sunnat would like to know whether they have any definite proof to substantiate their notion that the holy Prophet
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) departed from this world on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal. I can state with certainty that it was Monday all right

when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) left us for his heavenly abode, but, according to calendar, it is not definite
whether Monday was the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal in the year in which this happened. *
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* The holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) departed from this world on 1st or 2nd of Rabi-ul-Awwal See Tabqaat-Ibne Saad Vol.
2, Page 316; Al Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah Vol. 2, Page 340; Seeratun Nabee by Shiblee Nu'maani Page 171 Vol. 1; Rasool-Rahmat by Abul
Kalam A'zaad, Page 254; Daa'irah Mu'aarif-lslamiyah by Dr. Muhammad Hameedul Laah and others Vol. 19, Page 76 and Tafseer Mazhari
by Allamah Qaazi Sana'ul Laah Paani Pati, Vol. 2, Page 110. Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------On the margin of page 203 of his book "Nashr-Teeb", Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib writes: "And the date has not been established, and the
popular notion that it was the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal is not correct according to calendar, since that year the 9th of Zil-Hijjah fell on
Friday and the proven day of death is Monday. Thus it cannot be that 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal would be Monday when the 9th of Zil-Hijjah
was a Friday". The Deobandis ought not to feel reluctant to accept this after their own Thanvi Sahib's testimony. Even so, I challenge
them to prove that according to calendar the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal that year fell on a Monday
I would further submit that the birth of Hazrat Aadam (Alaihis-Salaam) occurred on a Friday and he departed on a Friday, but the
rejoicing at the birth (Meelaad) of Aadam (Alaihis-Salaam) was retained and Friday was declared a day of Eid for Muslims. Would the
people at "Honey Dew" like to tell us whether Muslims rejoice at the birth of Hazrat Aadam (Alaihis-Salaam) on Friday every week or do
they mourn his death? It is strange that while Meelaad-e-Aadam should be celebrated as Eid day by all, celebrating the birth of that
great personality for whose sake Hazrat Aadam (Alaihis-Salaam) was created should cause so much horror in the minds of those who
deny Eid-e-Meelaad-un-Nabi.
The "Honey Dew" people say that no authentic book mentions the day of "Meelaad-un-Nabi" (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) as the day
of "Eid". For the present, I will only say with regard to the authenticity of the book which I have with me (in South Africa) that Ashraf Ali
Thanvi Sahib and all other Ulama of Deoband have referred to it again and again in order to give weight and greater credence to their
own writings, and the book "Nashr-ut-Teeb" is studded with references to it. For further satisfaction of the people at "Honey Dew", I
must state that the Urdu translation of the Arabic text of this book has been eulogised by the Ulama of Deoband. This book is called.
"Mawanhibul Ladunniyah" and the translation is also called the "Seerat Muhammadiyah (Life of Muhammad, Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa
Sallam)".
This book by Imaam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Aby Bakr Khateeb Qastalaani (may Al
Laah have mercy on him) is 500 years old. A commentary on it, "Sharah Zurqaani", has been written in eight volumes by Allamah Abu
Abdul Laah Muhammad Zurqaani and is much valued among learned people. Among those who wrote laudatory articles on the book in
1338 A.H. were,
i.

Janab Muhammad Ahmad, Superintendent, Daarul Uloom, Deoband, and Mufti

ii.

Of the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of the Nizam, Hyderabad (Deccan); Janab Muhammad Habeeb Rahmaan, Assistant
Superintendent, Daarul Uloom, Deoband;

iii.

Janab I'zaaz Ali, teacher, madrisah Deoband;

iv.

Janab Siraaj Ahmad Rasheedi, teacher, Daarul 'Uloom, Deoband; and

v.

Janab Muhammad Anwar, teacher, Daarul Uloom, Deoband.

On page 75 of his book, Imaam Qastalaani says: "May Al-Laah bless a person who celebrates Eid on the nights of the blessed month of
the holy birth of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), so that it hurts them the most who have a serious disease in their hearts
and who suffer from an incurable ailment on account of the blessed birth". The "Honey Dew" people would have now found the required
word "Eid" in such an authentic book. If they do not agree with the writings of Imaam Qastalaani, then thy should condemn the above
named Ulama of Deoband who have called this book the best and of great virtue.
For the sake of enhancing my readers in their faith, I quote below some more passages from the same page of the book. After recording
the benefits earned by Aboo Lahab in his grave every Monday*
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Aboo Lahab was an uncle to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). The event, which Imaam Qastalaani has referred to, is this.
When a maid of Aboo Lahab (Abdul 'Uzza) named Suwaibah informed him of a son being born to his brother Abdul Laah (may Al-Laah be
pleased with him), he (Aboo Lahab) was so delighted at herring this that he pointed his finger to her in a manner which signified her
emancipation for carrying the good news to him But when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) declared his Prophethood, he

(Aboo Lahab) did not accept him as a Prophet but became a most severe enemy to him and remained so all his life. In condemnation of
him a whole Soorah of the Holy Quraan descended. After his death, people of Aboo Lahab's household saw him in a dream, and asked
him how he had fared. To this, Aboo Lahab said that after departing from them he did not meet with any good but was being given
water every Monday from the finger with which he had indicated the emancipation of Suwaibah, and this water lessened his torment.
This event his also been related in Bukhaari Shareef, Fathul Baari Sharah Bukhaari. Madaarij-un-Nubawwat, Umadatul Qaari. In his
famous book "Madaarij-un-Nubawwat", after relating this even, Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Haq Dehlvi says: "This event provides a
clear proof to those who celebrate Meelaad Shareef by rejoicing and alms giving on the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal
Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)" page 19/2. And on page 14 of volume 2 of the book he says: "People of Makkah gather on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal
to is it the house in which the Prophet (Sallal Lanhu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) only because he was his nephew, he has been receiving, inspite
of this being an idolater, the benefits of thus rejoicing in his grave every Monday, then how much more blessing will fall to the lot of him
who acknowledges the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) as the beloved of Al-Laah and His true Prophet, and celebrates Meelaad
Shareef repeatedly. As the poet says:
"Dostaan Ra Kujaa Kunee Mahroom
Tu Keh Ba Dushmanaan Nazar Daree"
(How would you (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) leave out friends?
You, who feel great compassion, even for your enemies).
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Due to the rejoicing he made at the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), Imaam Qastalaani says: "How would
anyone of the Urnmah the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) fare, who is a Muslim and is steadfast in his belief in the unity of
Allah and rejoices at his (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth and who spends whatever he can afford for the love of him (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam)? I swear by my life, that Allah, out of His Grace, will not reward such a person but by entering him into the Gardens of
Bliss
This Is a matter for the propagandists at "Honey Dew" to disprove. Those who celebrate Eid-un-Meelaad will not only be drinking from
"Kausar" but drink to their hearts' content, and proof of this is being presented from a book praised by their own "big wigs"
Consider with attention this writing of Imaam Qastalaani. He says: "During the month in which the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa
Sallam) was born, Muslims always hold functions, take pains to organise them, feed the people and give alms according to their
capacity, especially at night, express their joy, engage themselves in doing greater good deeds, relate stories regarding his (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) birth. Doing all this results in immense good to the Musalmaans. Among proved special benefits that accrue from
holding a Meelaad function are that the year in which it is held is a year of peace and prosperity and fulfilment of the innermost desires
of the Musalmaans".
The propagandists of "Honey Dew" and all Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists should also pronounce a "Fatwa" against the five
Ulama to the effect that they would be denied drinks from the "Kausar,' since these five Ulama have endorsed Imaam Qastalaani's view
that all Muslims always hold Meelaad functions and those who do not do so are those who have an incurable "ailment" and whose hearts
suffer from a disease of the worst sort, and, in fact, are worse even than Abu Lahab.
Let them listen to this description by Imaam Qastalaani of the greatness and virtues of the night when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) was born. On page 72 of his book, "Mawaahib
Ladunniyah", he says: "The night when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born excels "Lailatul Qadr" for three
reasons. Of these, one is that it was the night on which the holy Prophet (Sallal Lanhu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) was manifested and Lailatul
Qadr was bestowed on him. Now, the thing, which receives its excellence on account of the person on which it is conferred, would be
definitely more excellent than the thing conferred. There is no controversy about this proposition (all men of wisdom accept it). Because
of this, the night when he (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born is more blessed than Lailatul Qadr.
The second reason is that Lailatul Qadr is blessed because on this night Angels descend and the night on which he (Sallal Laahu Alaihi
wa Sallam) was born is blessed because he was made manifest. The personality because of whom the night of his birth became blessed
is superior to those on account of whom Lailatul Qadr became blessed, that is Angels. This is the true and accepted religion. (The entire
body of the Ahle Sunnat unanimously holds that every Prophet is superior to Angels and our Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) is
superior to all the worlds. This is related by Imaam Fakhrud deen Raazi, Ibne Subki and Siraajud deen Albalqini).
The third reason is that the blessing of Lailatul Qadr was bestowed by Al-Laah on the Ummah of Saiyyidina Muhammad (Sallal Lanhu
'Alaihi Wa Sallam) while the night when he (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born was bestowed by Al-Laah on all His creation. He
(the holy Prophet) is he whom Al-Laah Almighty has sent as a mercy to all the worlds and it is because of him that Al-Laah's blessing
became applicable to all His creation. Therefore, the night on which he (the holy Prophet) was born is more important by way of benefit
and better than Lailatul Qadr".
Imaam Qastalaani further says: "How blessed is the month in which the Prophet of Al-Laah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born!
How very superior and sacred! How very respected the nights (of the month) as though they are pearls shining bright throughout the

ages! How full of light and pure the face of the one born! How blessed the Being (Al-Laah) who made the birth of the holy Prophet
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) a springtime for the hearts and his (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) face a manifestation of splendour!
Yaqoolu Lanaa-Lisaanul Haali Minhu. Wa Qaulul Haqqi Ya'zabu Lis Samee'ee
(The tongue of the Prophet of Al-Laah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Speaks the truth. And the thing is that the voice of truth appears
to be sweet to the listener)
And, O questioner! If you want to know about my attributes and my affairs, I would say this:
Fawajhi Waz-Zamaanu Wa sharu Wad'ee Rabee'un Fi Rabee 'in Fi Rabee'ee
(My face and my age and the month of my birth is springtime in the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal).
He (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) has likened his blessed face to springtime in respect of blessed beauty and splendour and that his
face blossomed in springtime in the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal). (Page 73, "Mawaahib-dunniyah)
On page 38 of his book, "Meelaad-un-Nabi their (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), Ashraf Ali Thanvi says:
Lihaazash-Shari Fil Islaami Fadlun Wa Manqabatun Tafooqu Alash Shuhoori *
Rabee'un Fi Rabee 'in Fi Rabee tee Wa Noorun Fauqa Noorin Fauqa Noori.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* As Thanvi Sahib has not given the translation of the first verse, therefore I am here giving its translation: "This month (Rabee-ulAwwal) is considered sublime in Islam, and it ranks higher than all other months".
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thanvi Sahib has not given, perhaps deliberately, either the translation or the explanation of the first verse. But translating the second
verse, he says:
"The first Rabee' refers to the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the second Rabi' refers to springtime which was the season
then or it may be said that his (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth caused the springtime, so people have described that year as the
year of prosperity, and the third refers to the month. In the second line, Noorun Fauqa Noorin refers to the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) because all lights were concentrated in his person. So this is the superiority which belongs to this month (Rabee-ulAwwal)".
Regarding the blessed birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) on Monday and in the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal, Imaam
Qastalaani explains thus:
"His (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth did not take place either in Muharram, or in Rajab or in Ramadaanul Mubaarak or in other
known holy months, because time does not lend nobility to the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and age does not become
noble but through his (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) nobility, even as places became noble on account of him, like Madinah
Munawwarah which, because of its association with him, attained to greater nobility than Makkah. If he (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)
had been born in the above mentioned months, that is to say, Muharram, Rajab and Ramadaanul Mubaarak which were considered
sacred by the Arabs, then it could have been said that he (Sallal Lanhu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) attained nobility because of the months. AlLaah Almighty caused the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) to take place in one of the non-sacred months, so
that Al
Laah's exclusive mercy to him (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and his special attainments might become manifest".
"The Friday on which Hazrat Aadam (Alaihis-Salaam) was born was particularised by a blessed moment, and no Muslim gets hold of this
special moment for his special prayer but Al-Laah grants His special favour to such of His bondsmen. How, then, it is with you that you
make a special prayer at the blessed moment when the holy Prophet (Sallal Lanhu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) was born and it is not granted! His
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth took place in the early hours of Monday and so supplications should be made in the early hours of
Monday morning".
(Pages 69, 70, Mawaahib-Ladunniyah).
Having talked about Imaam Qastalaani (may Al-Laah have mercy on him), now let us hear what the famous authority on hadeeth,
Allamah Abdur Rahmaan Ibne Jauzi, has to say on the subject. To know about the authenticity of Allamah Abdur Rahmaan Ibne Jauzi
(511-597 A.H.), let us hear the testimony of Janab Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalvi, the renowned leader of Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi

Tablighi group.
In the chapter called "Hikaayaate Sahaabah" (stories of the companions) of his book "Tableeghi Nisaab (Curriculum of Tableegh)", since
renamed "Fazaa'il-e-Amaal (Virtues of Actions)", he says: "Ibne Jauzi is a famous authority on hadeeth. His father died when he was
only three years old, so he was brought up as an orphan. But he was so painstaking and studious that he would not leave his home
except for Jum'ah prayers. Once while lecturing from the pulpit he said that he had calligrapher 2000 books by his own hands, that he
had authored over 250 books, that he did not let any of his time go waste, and writing four chapters a day was a routine with him. The
quality of his teaching was such that the number of his pupils at any one time is said to be more than 100,000 and rich people and
ministers and even kings used to attend his lectures. According to Ibne Jauzi (may Al-Laah have mercy on him) himself, 100,000
persons owed spiritual allegiance to him and he converted 20,000 to Islam. He used to collect the stubs of pens, which he used while
writing Ahaadeeth. when the time of his death came, he made a will that he should be bathed with water boiled by these (stubs of pens
preserved by him). It is said that the water so boiled was not only sufficient for washing his dead body, but some of it was left over".
(Pages 99-100 of "Hckoayaate Sahaabah").
Having been introduced to Allamah Ibne Jauzi by their own Imaam, all Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists should also know that
Ibne Jauzi has devoted a whole book to Meelaad, which is called "Maulad-ul-Uroos". On page 9 of "Maulad-ul-Uroos", Allamah Ibne Jauzi
says:
"Waja'ala Liman Fariha Bi maulidihi Hijaabam Minan Naari Wasitra, Waman Anfaaqa Fi Maulidihi Dirhaman Kaanal Mustafa Sallal Laahu
Alaihi Wa Sallama Laahu Shaafi'an Wa-Mustafa"
"And whosoever rejoices at the birth of our beloved Mustafa (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam), this rejoicing by him will turn the Fire
away, and whosoever spends even a dirham on the occasion of the Meelaad of the Prophet of Al-Laah (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) he
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) will intercede on his behalf and his intercession will be accepted".) And on page 28, Ibne Jauzi has
written thus:
Ya Maulidal Mukhtaari kam Laka Min Sana.
Wa Madaa'ihin Ta'lu Wa Zikrin Yuhmadu.
Ya Laita Toolad Dahri Indi Zikruhu.
Ya Laita Toolad Dahri Indi Mauladu.
("O Meelaad of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)! You are mightily praised, and the praise is such that it is the most lofty and
the remembrance is such that it is the most excellent; How I wish the remembrance of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)
shall be with me for a long time! How I wish his (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Meelaad shall be with me for a long time!".) At the end
of his booklet, Ibne Jauzi says: "Fala Zaala Ahlul Haramainish Shareefain Wal Misr, Wal Yemen, Wash Shaam Wa Saa'iri Bilaadil Arabi
Minal Mashriqi Wal Maghribi Yahtafiloona Bimajlisi Maulidin Nabiyyi Alaihis Salaatu Was Salaam Wa Yafrahoona Biqudoomi Hilaali Rabi'il
Awwali Biharkati Maulidin Nabiyyi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)".
("People of Haramain Shareefain (Makkah and Madinah) and Egypt and Yemen and Syria and of the eastern and western cities of Arabia
hold functions in celebration of the birth of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), rejoice at the sighting of the Rabi-ul-Awwal
moon, bathe and put on their best dresses adorn themselves in various ways, put on scent, and give alms with great joy, and exert
themselves in listening to the Meelaad of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). By doing so, they themselves attain to success, as
it has been proved that by celebrating the Meelaad of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) much good accrues the whole year
round: security and comfort, greater means of livelihood, increase in children and in wealth, peace in cities and contentment and peace
in homes")(Addurrul Munazzam, page. 100, 101.)
In this regard, Hazrat Shah Waliyul Laah Dehlvi says: "Hazrat-e-Aeshaan Farmoodand Keh Dawaazdahum Rabi-ul-Awwal "Ba Hasbe
Dustoore Qadeem" Qur'aan Khawandam Wa Cheeze Niyaaz Aan Hazrat (Salla Laahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Qasmat Kardam Wa Ziyaarat
Moo'e Shareef Numoodam, Dar Asnaa'e Tilaawat Mala'i A'la Haazir Shudand Wa Roohe pur Futooh Aan Hazrat (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wa
Sallam) Ba jaanibe Een Faqeer Wa Dost Daaraane Een Faqeer Ba Ghaayat Eltifaat Farmood Wa Dar Aan Saa 'at Keh Mala'e A 'la Wa Jama
'ate Muslimeen keh Ba Faqeer Bood Ba Naazo Neyaa'ish Sa'ood Mi Kunand Wa Barakaat Wa Nafhaat Az aan Haal Nuzool Mi Farmaayed.
(Page 74 Al Qaulul Jalee)
("Following the ancient practice, I recited the Holy Qur'aan and distributed the things (food etc.) Of the Niyaaz (Faatihah) of the Prophet
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and made a public display of his blessed heir (Moo'e Muboarak). While reciting (the Holy Qur'aan), Mala'i
A'la (Angels nearest to Al-Laah) came to attend the Mahfil-e-Meelaad and the blessed soul of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)
showed much kindness to me (Shah Waliyul Laah) and my friends. I, thus, saw that Mala'i A 'la (Angels nearest to Al-Laah) and, with
them, the whole group of Musalmaans, were ascending to high heaven (on account of the blessings of the Prophet) and this blessed
condition was reflected (in the Mahfil-e-Meelaad)." In "Fuycoz-Haramain", Hazrat Shah Waliyul Laah has pointed out that the birth of the
Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was celebrated by the people of Makkah who received blessings on account of it.
Shaikh-ul-Dalaail Maulana Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Allahabaadi has written a researched book called, "Ad Durrul Munazzam Fi
Bayaanil Hukmil Maulidin Nabi-yil-A'zam (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)". About this book, Hazrat Haaji Imdadul Laah Muhajir Makki, the
spiritual guide of the Ulama of Deoband, says: "Whatever the author, Allamah Jaami'ush Shari 'ah Wat Tareeqah, has written in his book
"Ad Durrul Munazzam Fi Bayaanil Hukmil Maulidin Nabi-yil-A'zam" is an altogether good act. This humble self also holds the same view
and has found most of the great Mashaa'ikh to be following the same practice. May Al-Laah Taala increase the author in his knowledge

and action" (page 146).


This book has been authenticated by the Ulama of Deoband, as is evident from the laudatory notes included in the book by Janab
Muhammad Rahmatul Laah Muhajir Makki; Janab Saiyyid Hamzah, a pupil of Janab Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi; Janab Abdul Laah Ansaari,
son of law of Janab Muhammad Qaasim Nanotvi; Janab Muhammad Jameel Rahmaan Khan, son of Janab Abdur Raheem Khan. In his
note, the son of law of Janab Muhammad Qaasim Nanotvi has pointed out that Janab Ahmad Ali Muhaddis, Janab Inaayat Ahmad, Janab
Abdul Haji, Janab Muhammad Lutful Laah, Janab Irshaad Husain, Janab Muhammad Mulla Nawab, Janab Muhammad Ya7qoob, all of
them respected Ulama of Deoband, used to participate in Meelaad functions and in the functions at which salutations were presented
while standing. He has also mentioned about the Superintendent, madrisah Deoband, Haaji Saiyyid Muhammad 'Aabid, also arranging
Meelaad functions at his home. He has also given the testimonies of Janab Muhammad Qaasim Nanotvi himself and of Peerji Waajid Ali
Sahib in proof of the fact that Nanotvi Sahib used to hold Meelaad functions.
The seventh chapter of the book "Ad Durrul Munazzam" is devoted to a rebuttal of the arguments of those who oppose Meelaad Shareef
or can do so. I wish I could copy the entire chapter, but I will confine myself to only quoting from that chapter of the book by Maulana
Abdul Haq Muhaddis Allahabaadi which gives the names of knowing persons who have justified the holding of Meelaad Shareef. I am
giving the names of such persons and of the books written by them in the order in which Maulana Abdul Haq has given them. Readers
may please go through the following:
1.

Maulana Muhammad Salaamatul Laah,


(Ishbaa'il Kalaam Fi lsbaatil Mauladi Wal Qiyaam).
2. Imam Abu Muhammad Abdur Rahmaan Bin Ismaiel, popularly known as Ibne Shaamah, (Al-Musannaf, Al-Baa 'is 'Alaa
Inkaaril Bid 'a wal Hawaadis).

2.

Allamah Muhammad Bin Yoosuf Shaami;


(Subulal Huda War Rashaad Fi Seerati Khairil Ibaad, Seerat-e-Shaami).

3.

Allamah Imaam Jalaal-ud-deen Suyooti


(Misbaahuz Zujaajah Ala Sunane Ibne Maajah,
Husnul Maqsad Fi Amalel Maulad).

5.

Imaam Haafiz Abul Khair Shamsudud-deen Al Jazri


At Ta'reef Bil Mauladish Shareef).

6.

Allamah Shaikh Abul Khattaab Bin Umar Bin Hasan Kalbi, popularly known as Ibne Dehyah Undlusi; (Semaahut Tanweer Fi
Mauladil Basheeri Wan Nazeer).

7.

Imaam Naasir-ud-deen Al-Mubaarak, popularly known as Ibne Battaah; (in fatwa).

8.

Imaam Jamaal-ud-deen Bin Abdur Rahmaan Bin Abdul Malik.

9.

Imaam Zaheer-ud-deen Bin Ja'far; (in Fatwa).

10.

Allamah Shaikh Naseer-ud-deen Tayaalesi; (in Fatwa).

11.

Imaam Sadr-ud-deen Mauhoob Ash Shaafi'ee; (in Fatwa).

12.

Imaam Muhaddis Ibae Jauzi. (Al-Maulad)

13.

Imaam Mulla Ali Qaari Hanafi; (Al-Muredur Rawi Fi Maulidin Nabawi).

14.

Imaam Shams-ud-deen Sakhaavi.

15.

Allamah Shaikh Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi;

(Ma Sabata MinasSunnah, Madaarijun Nubawwah).


16.

Allamah Shah Waliyyul Laah Muhaddis Dehlvi;


(Ad Durrus Sameen, Fuyoozul Haramain, Al-lntibaah).

17.

Shah Ismaiel Dehlvi; (in Fatwa).

18.

Allamah Muhammad Ishaaq; ('in Fatwa).

19.

Allamah Jamaal-ud-deen Mirza Ahsan Lukhnawi; (in Fatwa).

20.

Mufti Muhammad Sa'dul Laah; (in Fatwa).

21.

Allamah Shaikh Jamaalul Fatanee Hanafi, Mufti of Makkah (in Fatwa).

22.

Allamah Shahaab-ud-deen Khifaa ji; (Risaalah Amalal Maulad)

23.

Allamah Abdur Rahmaan Siraaj Bin Abdul Laah Hanafi, Mufti of Makkah (in Fatwa).

24.

Allamah Abu Bakr Hajji Basiuni Maaliki, Mufti of Makkah. (in Fatwa)

25.

Allamah Muhammad Rahmatul Laah, Mufti of Makkah (in Fatwa).

26.

Allamah Muhammad Sa'eed Bin Ba Basaiyl Shaafi'ee, Mufti of Makkah (in Fatwa).

27.

Allamah Khalf Bin Ibraaheem Hanbaly, Mufti of Makkah (in Fatwa).

28.

Shah Abdul Ghani Naqshbandi (Shifaa us Saa'il).

29.

Allamah Haafiz Shamsuddeen Ibne Naasir-UD-deen Damishqi;


(Jaami'ul Aasaar Fi Maulidin Nabiyil Mukhtaar, Al Lafzur Raa'iq, Mauredus Saavi Fi Maulidil Haadi).

30.

Allamah Abu Abdul Laah Muhammad Zurqaani; (Sharah Mawanhib).

31.

Allamah Shah Abdul Azeez Dehlvi.

32.

Shah Rafee-ud-deen Dehlvi.

33.

Imaam-e-Rabbani Mujaddid Alfe Saani Shaikh Ahmad Faarooqi Sehrandi


(Maktoo baat).

34.

Maulana Muhammad Mazhar; (Maqaamate Sa'eediyah).

35.

Maulana Karaamat Ali Jaunpuri; (Risaalatul Faisalah).

36.

Imam Badr-ud-deen Aeini; (Umdatul Qaari Sharah Bukhari).

The seventh chapter of the book "Ad Durrul Munazzam" is spread over 43 pages, that is, from page 93 to page 136. The stated list of
knowing personalities does not include the names, or the books, of those whose writings have been made use of in order to make
arguments more clear. Let us hear from the writings of only two of the personalities mentioned in the list.
The first personality is that of Shaikh Hazrat Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi (may Al
Laah have mercy on him), about whom Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi has written: "Shah Abdul Haq Sahib used to have the blessed vision of
the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) daily". Thanvi Sahib, throughout his writings, has acknowledged the greatness and
excellence of the learning of Hazrat Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi. here, I am giving only one reference. On page 65 of his book,
"Shukrun Ni'mah Bizikr
Rahmatir Rahmah", Thanvi Sahib quotes a passage from Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi's (may Al-Laah have mercy on him) book
"Ashe'atul Lam 'aat"' and says:" Since Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi is a profound Muhaddis, so he must have written about ten

kinds of (Shafaa 'at) intercession after consulting some hadeeth, though I cannot lay my hands on this particular hadeeth. Even so, it is
acceptable to me because Shaikh (Abdul Haq) has a vast knowledge of hadeeth". The personality whose writings were acceptable to
their ideologue, Thanvi Sahib, should also be acceptable to his followers, or else these people should prove that they are superior to
Thanvi Sahib or that they do not accept Thanvi Sahib as their ideologue or some such thing. The decision lies with them.
Hazrat Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi (may Allah have mercy on him), on page 82 of his book "Ma Sabata Minas Sunnah" (published
by Qaiyyumi Press, Kanpur, August, 1923), referring to the night of the blessed birth, of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa
Sallam) says:
"Iza Qulna Innahu Wulida Lailan Fatilkal Lailatu Afzalu Min Lailatil Qadri Bilaa Shubhatin Li 'Anna Lailatal Maulidati Lailatu Zuhoorihi Sallal
Laahu Alaihi Wa Sallama Ala Jamee'il Khalaa'igi Min Ahlis Samnawaati Wal Ardeen".
("We would rather say that the night when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born is definitely superior to Lailat-ulQadr. This is so because the night of the birth is the night when he was manifested and Lailat -ul Qadr was bestowed on him (Sallal
Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and a thing which became blessed on account of him upon whom it was bestowed is more blessed than that
which became blessed because of it being conferred upon him (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and because Lailat-ul-Qadr is blessed
because on this night Angels descend, and the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is blessed because of
himself (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and because Lailat-ul-Qadr is a blessing only for the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi
wa Sallam) and the night of his blessed birth is a blessing for all beings. Thus the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is he who AlLaah Ta'Aala sent down as a mercy to all the worlds and it is through him that Al-Laah completed His blessings on all His creations in all
heavens and in all earth").
On page 83 of his book, after mentioning about Aboo Lahab being blessed every Monday for rejoicing at the birth of the holy Prophet
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) readers have read about this event on previous pages, Hazrat Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi (may
Al-Laah have mercy on him) says:
"Fama Haalul Muslimi Min Ummatihi Yasurru Bi Maulidihi Wayabzilu Ma Tasilu Ilaihi Qudratuhu Fi Mahab-batihi Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wa
Sallama La, Umre' Innama Kaana Jazaa'uhu Minal Laahil Kareemi Ain Yudtkilahu Bi Fadlihil Ameemi Jan
naatin Na'eenei. Wala Zaala Ahlul Islami Yahtafiloona Bishari Mauladihi Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wa Sallam....Farahimal Laahi Imra 'an
Ittakhaza Layaaliya Shara Maulidihil Mubaaraki A'' yaadan Liyakoona Ashadda Ilatan Ala Man Fi Qalbihi Maradun Wa Inaad"
"How would one from the Ummah of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) fare who rejoices at the birth of the holy Prophet
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and spends as much as he can afford for the love of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)! I swear
by my life that the Most Merciful Al-Laah's reward for him who celebrates meelaad will be nothing but that he will be entered into the
Garden of Bliss. '`(Those who believe in Islam always hold functions in the month of his (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth, cook food,
and give a variety of alms on the nights of this month and rejoice, and do more good deeds, and recite Maulood Shareef of the holy
Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and all such (who celebrate Meelaad) receive all sorts of blessings, the most pronounced
characteristic of which is that they are at peace in the whole of that year and (because of the blessings of Meelaad) they are
expeditiously relieved of their needs and also attain their hearts' desire. Thus, may Al-Laah have mercy on him who treats the nights of
the month of the holy Prophet's birth as "Eids" so that doing this (celebrating feed on account of Meelaad) may greatly hurt him in
whose heart there is a disease and who is averse to it.)"

Dear readers! This servant of the Ahle Sunnat (Kaukab Noorani Okarvi) has provided the words, "making Meelaad Shareef the day of
Eid" and has quoted the testimonies of the Ulama of Deoband about the quality of the writings of these two personages, Imaam
Qastalaani and Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi (may Al-Laah bless them). If even after this they say "I do not believe", then
their disease is incurable, indeed.
Now let us look at the writings of one other personage. The station of Hazrat Imaam Mulla Ali Qaari Hanafi (may Al-Laah has mercy on
him) is not hidden from men of learning. In his book, "Mauradur Rawi Fi Maulidin Nabavi (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam)", he writes:
"Qaala Ya'ni Ibne! Jazri Wa Iza Kanna Ahlus Saleebi Ittakhazoo Lailata Maulidi Nabiyyihim Eidil Akbar, Fa Ahlul Islaami Aula Bit Takreemi
Wa Ajdar" ("Ibne Jazri says that if Christians (Ahle Saleeb) can celebrate the night of the birth of their Prophet as their great Eid, then
those belonging to Islam should honour their own Prophet's birth (Sallal Lanhu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) in a bigger way than the Christians do.
I say in reply to the question whether we should do so since we are duty bound to oppose the Ahle Kitaab and nothing in this regard has
been quoted from Shaikh Ibne Jazri, we should turn to Imaam Sakhaavi and to the greatest of the divines of Islam and leader of the
Imaams, Abul Fazl Ibne Hajar, a most authentic teacher (may Al-Laah shower His mercy on him and may He always keep him in the
Garden of Bliss) who has brought out the reality about celebrating Meelaad, from which every wise and learned person can derive his
authority. And this reality is proved by the books of correct ahadeeth (Bukhaari and Muslim). According to them, on arriving in Madinah
the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) found the Jews to be keeping fast on Aashoora day. When he enquired from them why
they did so, they said that was the day when Al-Laah Taala drowned Fir'aun in the river and delivered Moosa (Alaihis Salaam) from him.
Thus it was that they fasted on that day in order to give thanks to Allah Taala. Upon this, the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa
Sallam) said that he had a greater right to celebrate the deliverance of Moosa (Alaihis-Salaam) from Fir'aun. Therefore, he (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) himself fasted and also ordered his companions to keep fast on that day, and also said that provided he was alive the
next year he would keep fast on the 9th of Muharram as well. I say that the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) first sided with
the Jews and, later on, he (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) opposed the Jews (that is, he kept fast on the 10th of Muharram and also on
the 9th of Muharram) so that the distinction should continue to be there. Shaikh Ibne Hajar said that this hadeeth pointed out that
giving thanks to Al-Laah Taala (rejoice) for anything with which Al-Laah Taala blesses His bondsmen is beneficial, whether the thing
comes to them by way of bestowal of reward or deliverance from evil". (Ad Durrul Munazzam. page 114).
Imaam Mulla Ali Qaari (may Al-Laah have mercy on him) has placed the "Honey Dew" people in a double distress and the testimony of
the Ulama of Deoband in confirmation of "Ad Durrul Munazzam" has confronted all the Isma'ieli-Deoband-Wahaabi propagandists with

the greatest disaster, because Imaam Mulla Ali Qaari has proved wetlaad Shareef to be not only "Eid' but "Eid-e-Akbar" (Greatest Eid),
and has done so by ascribing the source to be Sunnat (Prophetic tradition) and that, too, on a particular day. It is thus that this humble
servant of Ahle Sunnat has been telling these Deobandi Wahaabis that they should not come after me, otherwise I will not let them
alone and put them into great difficulty.
Readers would have noticed all that has been said by great and renowned personalities in justification of celebrating Meelaad Shareef.
Now, only two ways are open to the "Honey, Dew" people: either they apply their "fatwa" of paganism and innovation on these
personages as well or they retract from their "fatwa" against us and apologise to us, and after having retracted from their 'fatwa" start
celebrating Meelaad Shareef
If this servant of Ahle Sunnat would have written this booklet sitting in his library then he would, surely, have given references to many
other books. *
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*A book written by the Meelaad renowned Muhaddis, Imaam Abdur Rahmaan Bin Umar Auzaa'ee (156 A.H.), is said to be the first book
on Meelaad Shareef. It has been published from Beirut. Saiyyid Sulaimaan Nadvi, in his monumental work "Seerat Nabi", Vol. 3, also
says that Meelaad Shareef was celebrated in the 3rd or 4th century Hijra. Moreover, several great scholars of Islam have written books
justifying celebration of Meelaad Shareef Most of these books are in my library in Pakistan.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------All the same, by the grace of Al-Laah Subhanahu Wa Taala, I have given a detailed and silencing reply to the two page poster of the
"Honey Dew" people, with the aid of only those books that were available with me during my journey. I have no reason to feel elated
about it, for I think that this has been possible only due to the blessings of the holy Prophet's (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) blessed
sandals and of celebrating Meelaad Shareef. May Al-Laah Taala keep me steadfast in the path of truth and may He make me successful
in both the worlds!
I would have quoted extracts from (Ash Shamaamatul Ambariyyah), the booklet by the Imam of the "ghair muqalidin (non-conformists),
Nawab Siddieeq Hasan of Bhopal, but for the fact that it is not with me during my travel. Readers may go through the booklet by my
respected father, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi (may Al-Laah have mercy on him) called "Barakaate-e-Meelaad Shareef
"(Blessings of Meelaad Shareef).
The "Honey Dew" propagandists may also read this. On page 6 of his book "Jum'ah Ke Fazaa'il Ahkaam", Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi says:
"Ibne Abbaas (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) once recited the verse Alyauma Akmaltu Lakum Deenakum and a Jew who was then
sitting with him said that if such a verse would have descended upon them they would surely have celebrated Eid on that day. Ibne
Abbaas (may Al-Laah he pleased with him) said that this verse had descended on the day of "two 'Eids", the day of Jum'ah and the day
of Arafah. By this he meant that there was no need for them to do so (celebrating that day as Eid) since that day they already had
``two 'Eids". (Tirmizi, Tafseere-Khaazin). What say the "Honey Dew" propagandists and their associates to this reference by their own
Thanvi Sahib? For, Hazrat Ibne Abbaas (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) did not say to the Jew that the companions (of the Prophet)
thought it wrong and an innovation to call as "Eid day" the day on which descended mercy and blessing from Al-Laah. But the
companion of the Prophet only explained to the Jew the reality, that is to say what to speak of celebrating one Eid on the day the above
verse descended, they actually were celebrating two Eids, i.e., that day was, without any doubt, Eid day.
"Yaum-e-Arafah" is not generally called 'Iced, but the companion of the Prophet (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) gave that day the
importance of Eid. Who can claim that the venerated companions who considered Yaum-e-Arafah to be an Eid day, and said so, would
not have deemed the day of the Meelaad of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) as the greatest day of rejoicing (Eid) for the
entire universe? Monday is considered as blessed only because of the Meelaad of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam). A
hadeeth is related in which the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says that "Monday was the day when I was born". Is this saying
of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) not enough for them to realise the blessing and greatness of Monday? Can anyone of
the creations refuse to give the respect and veneration due to the Prophet of Al-Laah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam)? Only those who
are not convinced of the greatness and high rank of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) will deem it wrong to call the day of
his birth as blessed and not celebrate it as 'Eid day. All such people are far from the mercy of AI-Laah tamale and are the beloved of
Sahitaan.
The insolent language, which the writers of the poster published from "Honey Dew" have used, bears the stamp of their inner evil. See
for yourself their words quoted verbatim below:
"He then "appeals to all Muslims" to "REJOICE FULLY" on this day. The Shariah does not instruct us to do any such thing, but rather
some loony innovator, who is unable to even translate a simple ayat of the Quraan takes it upon himself to effect changes in the Deen
and instruct the Ummah to innovate by "Rejoicing fully". It is only a hardened enemy of Rasulullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) who
will "rejoice fully" on the 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal the day when RasuluLlah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) passed away; the day on which
his noble companions were stunned beyond words; the day when his beloved daughter, Hazrat Fatima (RA) wept bitterly*
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* Only Shaitaan had wept on 12th Rabi ul Awwal the day on which the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) was born. See Al
Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah Vol. 2, Page 266; Sha-waahidun Nubuwwah by Maulana Jaami Page 51.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------in one corner of the house on such a day it is only the enemy of Rasulullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) who will "rejoice fully" and
"appeal" to others to do so by "decorating their shops. homes and mosques" and whose desire it is "to let the non-Muslims know" that
the Muslims are "rejoicing fully" at the death of their Prophet! ! ! (Astaghfirullah).
The non-Muslims were the ones that celebrated at the death of Rasulullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and today it must really please
them to know that the Muslims have joined them. WHAT A MOCKERY OF ISLAM ! ! !"
Dear readers! After reading these words, you must have realised fully what is the standard of the thoughts and the doings of Isma'ieliDeobandi-Wahaabi Tablighi corrupters. This servant of Ahle Sunnat, in his book "White and Black", has exposed the corrupt minds of the
"big-wigs" of these Deobandi-Wahaabis through their own writings. About such obnoxious writings of these Deobandi-Wahaabis I would
only say that these people should not forget that they have to go to their dark graves one day and on that day they would come to know
of the consequences of mocking at Islam. May the Merciful Al
Laah protect us from the mischief of such enemies of our beloved Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam)! Aameen.
This servant of the Ahle Sunnat has, also, replied to the above quoted paragraph of the "Honey Dew", and here I repeat it in brief. First
of all, it is only for those whose loved once have died that they should be grieved or joyful. But our holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa
Sallam) and other Prophets (Alaihimus Salaam) are, by Al-Laah's grace, living. Even so, my reply is this. The birth of Hazrat Aadam
(Alaihis-Salaam) took place on the same day as his passing away, but rejoicing at his birth was retained because, in Shari 'ah, mourning
in not allowed for more than three days. On the other hand, our holy Prophet's (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth took place on 12th
Rabi-ul-Awwal but the day when he departed from this world, even according to Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib himself, was definitely not 12th
Rabi-ul-Awwal. Besides this, in his book "Ad Durrul Manazzam", a book spoken of highly by the Ulama of Deoband, Maulana Shaikh
Abdul Haq Muhaddis Allahabaadi has mentioned about the revered companions (may Allah be pleased with them) celebrating Meelaadun-Nabi (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam), their making speeches about the birth at functions and their rejoicing on the Meelaad day. (See
Addurrul Munazzam, Page 95). He has also quoted several instances when the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) described details
of his birth and his pedigree. This servant of the Ahle Sunnat has proved, through the written Muhaadiseen, Imaams, Auliyaa and
Deobandi Wahaabi Ulama themselves, that the night of Meelaad and the day of Meelaad*
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* Al-Laah Taala so timed his (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam)
birth that it would cover both day and night and both be benefited by it.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------are the greatest days of joy and 'Eid for the Muslim Ummah and that those rejoicing thus receive mercy and blessing. This he has done
through quotations from books approved of by the Ulama of Deoband and from the "writings" of the Ulama of Deoband. Would the
Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists, even after this, go on asserting that the respected personalities of the Ummah have not
declared Meelaad-e-Mustafa (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) to be the day of rejoicing and of 'Eid, or have not themselves celebrated
Eid-e-Meelaad?
Those calling themselves followers of Shah Waliyyul Laah's family should also note the following statement of Hazrat Shah Waliyyul Laah
Muhaddis Dehlvi. On page 3 of his book, "Ad Durrus Sameen", he says: "My dear father, Hazrat Shah Abdur Raheem Dehlvi (may AlLaah have mercy on him) informed me that he used to get food cooked on Meelaad days as a mark of rejoicing for him (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam). One year it so happened that he could not afford anything except roasted grams, so he distributed those among the
people, with the result that he had a vision of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) in his dream and saw that those roasted
grams were lying before him (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and he (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) looked pleased".
A glimpse of the regard in which Ulama of Deoband hold the spiritual guide of their own important Ulama, Haaji Imdadul Laah Sahib
Muhajir Makki (may Al-Laah have mercy on him), has been given in my book, "White and Black". The same Haaji Sahib says: "The
practice of this faqeer has been that I participate in Meelaad Shareef functions. In view of the fact that doing so brings blessings, I
myself hold Meelaad every year, and find great solace and joy in Qiyaam (reciting salutations in a standing position)": "Faislah Haft
Mas'alah", page 5, published by Matba' Majeedi, Kanpur, December, 1921.
If the "Honey Dew" people really are convinced of the correctness of their

39 "fatwa", then it would meet the ends of justice and equity if they also say that Shah Waliyyul Laah and Haaji Imdadul Laah would be
denied a drink from "Kausar" on the Day of Judgement, and also issue a "fatwa" of being (bid'ati) innovators against them and against
other Ulama of Deoband whose writings have been presented in this book, so that their claim of truthfulness may be justified. Or else
the reality should dawn upon all that Deobandi-Wahaabi-ism has, in fact, nothing to do with truth and, also, that calling fact as fiction
and be adamant about it is a characteristic of Deobandi-ism. The indecent language and the way of writing used in 'Honey dew" poster
would have by now convinced readers of the moral filth and mental degradation, which encompasses them. The fact is that they became
Mullahs only for the sake of those of their elders who have earned Al-Laah's wrath on account of their being clearly insolent to the
beloved of Al-Laah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
It is also plain main that those who support those who are insolent to the holy Prophet are earning degradation for themselves in this

world and in the Hereafter. May Al-Laah Taala protect us from them and from all their mischief! Aameen.
In the end, I would like to make it clear to my readers that celebrating Eid-e-Meelaad-un-Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and
arranging illumination, hoisting flags, reciting salutations in an inspiring and loud voice on the occasion is by no means an "innovation"
(bid'at); in reality all this is exactly in the tradition set by Al-Laah Himself.
In the fourth chapter of his book "Ad Durrul Munazzam", held in high esteem by the Ulama of Deoband, Maulana Shaikh Abdul Haq
Muhaddis Allahabaadi has recorded in detail incidents which manifested themselves at the time when the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) was born. These include: "a cluster of stars concentrated over the roof of his house at the time of the birth of the holy
Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam); Angels hoisted flags on holy Baitul Laah and in the east and in the west; the whole atmosphere
was filled with the voices of Angels and houries reciting salutations to him in the standing position and congratulating each other and
rejoicing with abandon; animals also congratulated each other at the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the
Ka'batul Laah bowed in a manner of saluting, and the falsehood vanished and the light of truth spread light in all directions," Page 54,
72, 91; Mawaahib-Ladunniyah by Imaam Qastalaani Page 57; Mauladul Uroos by Imam Ibne Jauzi Page 3, 7, 26, Shawaahidun
Nubawwah by Maulana Jaami, Page 55; As-seeratual Halbiyah by Allamah Ali Bin Burhaan, Page 94; Khasaa'is-Kubra by Imaam Suyooti
Vol. l, Page 45; Zurqaani by Allamah Zurqaani Vol. 1, Page 112, 116.
Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi propagandists would be knowing that Angels do exactly as they are commanded. This is testified to by the
holy Qur'aan "wa Yafa'boona Ma Yu'maroon". (Whatever the Angles did then was at Al-Laah's command.) Therefore, those who refer
to all these as innovations should hold their tongues and their pens and should beware where all this would lead them to. Calling AlLaah's command innovation (bid'at) cannot be the doing of a Musalmaan. Such a person would be an enemy to Al-Laah and a great
transgressor.
People at "Honey Dew" cannot possibly provide proof of the allegation made in their poster that the Bareilvis had actually used certain
words attributed to them about the Imaam of the Najdi Wahaabis. But before levelling the allegation, the Isma'ieli-Deobandi
Wahaabi Tablighi ought to have read the writings of their elders. It would have been better that the "Honey Dew" people had quoted the
thoughts and beliefs of the Ulama of Deoband on Najdi Wahaabis, so that people could know that the Najdi Wahaabi followers of
Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahaab had been "lovingly" described as the "wicked Wahaabis (Wahaabiyah Khabeesah)" and as the "wicked
band" (Taa'ifah Shanee 'ah)" by the Ulama of Deoband. For details, a reference should be made to books by Husain Ahmad Sahib Tandvi
Madni, namely, "Ash Shahaabus Saaqib" (The shooting star) or "Naqsh-e-Hayaat" (Imprints of life). Even Ashraf Ali Sahib Thanvi, has at
several places in his book, "Al Ifaazaatul Yaumiyah", condemned the Najdi Wahaabis in "very loving words", and in "Al Muhannad", all
Ulama of Deoband have dubbed Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahaab and people like him to be idolaters.*
It is another matter, though, that the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi Tablighis might have now sought forgiveness of the Najdi Wahaabis for
the fatwas against them by their elders. If the present generation of Deobandis do not regard Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahaab as what he
is depicted to be in the above said books, then how is it that they are still quoting from books by their elders containing those very
words? If they have changed their beliefs then why are these books still being published? It is very obvious that the present generation
of Deobandis are merely trying to deceive the Najdi Wahaabis of Arabia. Readers would have by now realised the true nature of these
deceiving Deobandis. May the Merciful Al-Laah protect us from the mischief of these people! Aameen.
This servant of the Ahle-Sunnat has, by the grace of Al-Laah, given a full reply to all the criticisms levelled in the "Honey Dew" poster.
People at "Honey Dew" say that a person who cannot translate a simple "Aayat' of the Holy Qur'aan cannot ask the Ummah to celebrate
"Eid-e-Meelaad" and that there is nothing in Shari 'ah to justify celebration of the birthday of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa
Sallam). In reply, I would say to the people at "Honey Dew" that it would definitely be altering the Deen if words and meanings of the
Excerpts from writings of the Ulama of Deoband about the Wahaabis of Najd can be seen in my book "White and Black"Kaukab
Qur'aan are altogether altered in translating them into any other language, and doing so has been a habit and a practice with the
Deobandi-Wahaabi Ulama. The publishers of the "Honey Dew" would definitely be knowing that the Sunni preacher did not alter the
meaning (according to my information, that Sunni preacher could not render the Qur'aan into English) and so the blame for doing so
would be on the translator. Therefore, the "Honey Dew" people should not use offensive language in condemnation of the wrong use of a
word in the Qur'aan, which is, after all, not far removed from its meaning. As pointed out earlier in this book, it is possible that the
translation of the writing of the Sunni preacher may have used the same words as found in the English translation of the holy Qur'aan by
Janab Abdullah Yusuf Ali. Or, it is also possible that the Sunni preacher may have merely quoted the Quranic Aayat in his writing, but
his translator on his own, copied from Abdullah Yusuf Ali's English translation.

It is further submitted that the Deobandi-Wahaabi-Tableeghis at "Honey Dew" would be, perhaps, aware of the recognised principle that
arguments are only for the forbidden and not for the permitted. That is to say that arguments are needed only to prove the unlawfulness
of a forbidden thing and a thing or an act which is not forbidden is by itself permitted.
Along with this principle, the "Honey Dew" people should also know that it is no argument for the unjustifiable of a thing that it is not
deemed necessary or there is no written proof of it. The "Honey Dew" people have, in the previous pages, already seen my arguments
derived from the Qur'aan and the Sunnat about celebrating Eid Meelaad un Nabi (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
Would the "Honey Dew" people tell me if there is any mention in the Qur'aan and the Sunnat that celebrating the Eid Meelaad un Nabi
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is a forbidden affair? If it is not there, and surely it is not there, then all I have to say to the "Honey
Dew" people is that they should stop annoying Musalmaans by issuing unjustified and foolish Fataawa, and they should fear the torment

which Almighty Al-Laah has prepared for those who are insolent to His beloved Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
So far as the belief and preaching of the Ahle-Sunnah Wa Jama'at about celebrating the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa
Sallam) is concerned, I have been able to briefly present proofs about it. The command for rejoicing at receiving the grace and mercy
from Al-Laah is clearly mentioned in the Qur'aan. Those who acknowledge the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi wa Sallam) as the
greatest grace from Allah and a mercy unto the worlds, for them it is the guidance of Shari'ah and for them it is the Eid
day on the night of Meelaad and on the day of Meelaad, and they also celebrate 'Eid and will, Insha' AI-Laah, continue celebrating it.
People at "Honey Dew" or all the Isma'ieli-Deobandi-Wahaabi Tablighis the world over may issue as many posters as they like, but they
must listen to this announcement by us Ahle Sunnat:
Hashr Tak Daalen ge Ham peidaa'ishe Maula ki Dhoom
Misle Faaras Najd ke Qal'e Giraate Baa 'en Ge (Insha Al-Laah)
(We will celebrate the birth of our master till the Doomsday.
Like it happened in Persia, we will demolish the fortresses of Najd).
This servant of the Ahle Sunnat is confident and hopeful that all men of truth, men belonging to Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at, after being
informed of the reality, will come to the defence of their Faith with greater keenness and will celebrate Eid-e-Meelaad (Sallal Laahu
'Alaihi Wa Sallam) with such great eclat and with such vastly enhanced salutation that the enemies of the Prophet may really feel deeply
hurt. In other words, they should follow in the footsteps of this fundamental motto of the lover of the Prophet and Imaam of the Ahle
Sunnat, A'laa Hazrat Maulana Shah Ahmad Raza Bareilvi (may Al-Laah have mercy on him):
Khaak Ho jaa 'en 'Udoo Jal Kar Magar Ham Tou Raza
Dam Me Jab Tak Dam He Zikr Unka Sunaate Jaa'en ge (lnsha Al-Laah),
(Enemies may feel frustrated but we will, O Raza
Go on proclaiming him till there is one breath left in us.)
Wa Sallal Laahu Taala 'Alaa Habeebihi Saiyyidina Muhammadin
Wa 'Alaa Aalihi Wa As haabihi Wa Baaraka Wa Sallama Ajma'een.
(Wama Alaina Illal Balaagh)
Piet Retief, South Africa.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi (Ghufira Lahu Wali Waalidaih)
30th Dec., 1989.
***********

Khomeini

Khomeini
By : Allamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
Translated by : S. G. Khawajah
Published by:
Zia-ul-Qur'aan Publications
Daata Ganj Bakhsh Road
Lahore (Pakistan)
Edition First (in Pakistan) 1996
Collated by:
Maulana Okarvi Academy Al-A'lami, 53-B, S.M.C.H.S. Karachi-74400

All the books from which excerpts have been reproduced in this book are available with me as well as on the market. But if readers find some
spelling or other errors in the translation they should inform me so that corrections may be made in future editions.
Mu'min
Banda-e-Parwur Digaaram Ummat-e-Ahmad Nabee
Dost Daar-e-Chaar Yaaram Taab'e Aulaad-e-'Alee
Mazhab-e-Hanfyyah Daaram Millat-e-Hazrat Kkaleel
Khaak Paa'e Ghaus-e-A'zam Zer-e-Saayah Har Walee
A slave of Rabb of all the worlds and a follower (Ummatee) of Prophet
Muhammad (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) am 1.
To all four friends*
I give allegiance and am subservient to Alee's progeny. **
Hanafi is my creed, and I belong to Hazrat Ibraaheem Khaleel ul Laah's millat.

Dust from under the feet of Ghaus-e-A'zam, I am a devotee of all (Auliyaa) the friends of Al-Laah.

*Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat 'Umar, Hazrat 'Usmaan, Hazrat 'Alec (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhum)
** Hazrat Imaam Hasan, Hazrat Imaam Husain (Radiyal Laahu Anhuma)

Al-Laahu Rabbu Muhammadin Salla 'Alaihi Wa Sallama


(Al-Laah (Subhaanahu) is the Creator and Sustainer of the Prophet
(Saiyyidina) Muhammad (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) and sends peace and salutations to him)
I think I owe it to my readers to first state my credentials. By Al-Laah's grace (Al Hamdu Lil Laah), it is my pride and privilege to be a rightguided and steadfast Musalmaan: Muhammadi, Sunni, Hanafi, Maa Tureedi. I also am a believer in all the well-known and extant spiritual
orders established by the great Soofi saints of Islam (Auliya' Al-Laah) (May Al-Laah be pleased with them), and owe allegiance to four of such
renowned orders, namely, Naqsh-bandiyah, Qandiriyah, Chishtiyah and Suhrwardiyah. I should also state why I have undertaken to write this
tract. It is simply this. During the course of my recent tour of African countries for the purpose of the propagation of the Faith, I found to my
horror that many Muslim youths had come under the spell of Khomeini, erstwhile leader of the revolution in Iran. It had occurred simply
because although the strident propaganda literature about the legendary exploits of the Iranian leader incessantly poured out- by the Iranian
Government had reached the ears of these Muslim youths, but they had remained woefully ignorant about the beliefs and postulates held by
the leaders of Shiite thought. I, therefore, felt that it was incumbent on me to expose the Shiite jurists and scholars, including Khomeini,
through their own writings, so that Muslim youths become informed of the truth, and are thus able to remain steadfast to the tenets of the
Sunni faith.
Now, let us see what that great savant of Islaam, Hazrat Mahboob-e-Subhaani, Saiyyidina Shaikh Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani, better known as
Hazrat Ghaus-i-A'zam (May Al-Laah be pleased with him)' has written about the Shiites in his book Ghunyatut Taalibeen.
On page 170 of the book, he says: "The Shiite faith is much akin to the Jewish faith. According to Allamah Sha'bi, the "love" borne by the
Raafzis (Shiites) is like the love borne by the Jews. The Jews hold that no man, unless he is from the House of David, is fit to be an Imaam.
The Shiites reject the claim to Imaamat of any man who is not from the
House of Ali Ibne Abi Taalib. The Jews are of the view that until Dajjaal appears and until Hazrat 'Isaa (May peace and blessings be upon him)
does notdelayed so long for one reason or anotherdescend from the heaven, it is wholly wrong to wage a holy war (Jihaad). Similarly, the
Raafizis (Shiites) hold that unless Imaam Mahdi appears and unless the heaven testifies to his Imaamat, it is not permitted to unleash a war
for the sake of Al-Laah. The Jews delay their Maghrib prayers (Namaaz) until the stars join together. Similarly, the Shiites delay their Maghrib
prayers. The Jews say their prayers while removed from the Qiblah and a bit tilted from it. The Shiites do the same. The Jews move to and fro
while saying their prayers. The Raafizis (Shiites) do likewise. While praying, the Jews let their outer garments touch the ground. The Shiites
do likewise. The Jews deem the killing of every Musalmaan to be permitted to them. The Shiites hold the same view. The Jews do not attach
any importance to the provision of Id-dat (waiting period) for divorced women. The Raafizis also are like them in this matter. The Jews do not
think that any harm attaches to pronouncing talaaq (divorce) thrice. The Shiites also believe likewise. The Jews tampered with the Thauraat.
The Shiites tampered with the Qur'aan. They say that changes and distortions had already been made in the Quraan and alterations had been
affected in the arrangement of its verses. They further say that the order in which the Qur'aan was revealed has not been retained and the
way it is now recited is not proved by a reference to the Prophet (May Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him). The Shiites, therefore,
maintain that additions and subtractions have been made in the Qur'aan. The Jews have an enmity with Hazrat Jibra'eel (May peace be upon
him), and they say that he is an enemy to them from amongst the angels. Similarly, one faction of the Shiites says that Jibra'eel grossly erred
in delivering (Wah'y) Al-Laah's Message to Hazrat Muhammad (May Al-Laah's peace and blessing be upon him) instead of to Hazrat Ali for
whom, according to them, it was in fact meant. The Shiites are liars. May they perish till Doomsday!"
One of the giants among the scholars of the sub-continent, Shah Abdul Azeez Muhaddis Dehlvi (May Al-Laah have mercy on him), has written
a remarkable book in denunciation of the obnoxious beliefs of the Shiites. It is called Tuhfah Isnaa Ashariyah and is available throughout the
Arab and the non-Arab world in all four languages, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English. Given below are some extracts from the book, exposing
some of the most contemptible beliefs of the Shiites, so that Muslim youths are able to know by themselves, instead of asking any Mufti (An
expounder of muslim law) whether persons holding such beliefs could be called Musalmaan.

Beliefs of the Shiites and the Raafzis


(Heretics):
* The Qur'aan extant today is not correct because the companions of the holy Prophet
(May Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him)
have tampered with it.
* The "Gharaabiyah" faction of the Shiites maintains that Jibreel (May peace be upon him) grossly erred in delivering (Wah'y) Al-Laah's

Message. Originally intended for Hazrat Ali, it was wrongly delivered to Hazrat Muhammad (May Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him).
* Three of the Caliphs, i.e. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq, Hazrat 'Umar Farooq and Hazrat 'Usmaan Ghani (May Al-Laah be pleased with them)
were definitely not Mu'min and, as such, were also not fit to be Ameers and Caliphs.
* Whosoever bears love for Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (May Al-Laah be pleased with him) will be blessed with Jannat (Paradise), be he a
Mushrik (polytheist) or a Jew or a Christian. On the other hand, whosoever bears love for the companions (Sahaabah) (May Al-Laah be
pleased with them) of the Prophet of Al-Laah (May Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him) will go to Hell, howsoever good and righteous
he may be and howsoever much he may be in love with the House of the Prophet (Ahl-e-Baiet, May Al-Laah be pleased with them.)
* Cursing Hazrat Abu 'Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat 'Umar Farooq brings as much good reward (from Al-Laah) as reciting Bismil-Laah and the food
that is eaten after cursing these two personages is 70 times more blessed.
* Al-Laah sent all His Prophets and Messengers to the world merely to confirm Hazrat Ali's Vilaayat (sainthood). Had there been no Hazrat Ali,
Prophets would not have been created.
* Al-Laah's Prophets can lie and slander.
* Revelations used to descend upon Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (May Al-Laah be pleased with him).
* Al-Laah was so pleased at the assassination of Hazrat Umar Farooq that He forbade the Kiraaman Kaatibeen
(angels appointed by Al-Laah to write down good and bad acts of every person born into the world)
from noting down the sins of people for three days.
* Pretending to be a Sunni and saying prayer's behind a Sunni is as great a virtue as saying prayers behind a Prophet. This is meant to show
that Taqiyyah (deception) by itself is a great virtue. (May Al-Laah protect us from such beliefs!)
It should be noted that at present there are Shiites who protest their ignorance about the above-mentioned blasphemous beliefs, just as some
Deobandi Wahaabi*

* For details of the blasphemous and altogether abominable ideas held by the Deobandi Wahaabi propagandists readers may see my tract,
"Deoband to Bareilly: (The Truth)".

propagandists deny knowledge of the blasphemous and altogether abominable ideas mentioned in their books by their predecessors.
Let us take heed that those who merely say that they have no such knowledge are not to be deemed separate and different from those who
hold such blasphemous and wrong beliefs and propagate them unless they declare on oath that they do not subscribe to these views and also
that they consider those who hold such views to be infidels, wicked and strayed.
Let him who says that it is not right to altogether condemn a person for doing one bad deed reflect on the fate of Shaitaan, to whom all his
prayers for millions of years, his beliefs in the Oneness of Al-Laah (Tauheed) and all his knowledge was of no avail because of a single
misdeed he committed. It should be clearly understood that to be a Mu'min and a Muslim, it is absolutely essential to fully subscribe to all the
essentials of the Faith, and denying any one of these is enough to condemn a man as an infidel.
Readers ought to realise that there is absolutely no room for any doubt about the correctness and the truth of the Holy Qur'aan. It is a
miracle acknowledged to be so by the whole world. But let us now consider the view the Shiites hold about the Qur'aan. On page 228, volume
one, of the renowned book of the Shiites, Usool-e-Kaafi, Kitaabul Hujjah, (published by Daar-ul-Kutub Al-lslaamiyah, Tehran), it is stated
thus: "It is narrated from Jaabir that he heard it from Aba Ja'far Imaam Muhammad Baaqir, (May Al-Laah be pleased with him) that none
amongst mankind could claim to have gathered the whole of the Qur'aan as it had descended. He who makes such a claim is a liar. No one
gathered it in the manner it was sent down, and no one memorised it thus, except Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) and
the Imaams who came after him". May Al-Laah protect us from such vile thoughts!.
On page 633 of volume 2 of the same book, it is stated "that a man recited the Qur'aan in the presence of Abu Abdul Laah (Imaam Ja'far
Saadiq, may Al-Laah be pleased with him) during which some words were recited in a manner which was not according to how people used to
generally recite them. Upon this, Abu Abdul Laah (May peace on him) said: "Do not recite like this but recite it as people have been reciting it
till Imaam Mahdi makes his appearance. The Qur'aan, as it was originally sent down, will be recited only when Imaam Mahdi appears on the
eve of Doomsday, and then the Qur'aan scribed by Hazrat Ali will be brought out". Al-Laah protect us form such evil thoughts!
Renowned Shiite scholar of the sixth century A.H., Abu Mansoor Tabrasi, on page 254 of volume one of his book, Al-lhtijaaj Lit-Tabrasi,
published by Al Matba' Sa'eed Mashhad-al-Muqaddasah, Iran' and the 11th century A.H. Shiite researcher, Mulla Mohsin Kaashaani, on page
32 of volume one of his book, Tafseer As-Saavee, published in Iran, have denied in clear terms the veracity and the truth of the Qur'aan.
Despite denying the veracity and the truth of the Qur'aan, Shiite scholars have yet written commentaries of the Qur'aan. Renowned Shiite

commentator of the Qur'aan, Ali Bin Ibraaheem Al-Qumi, on page 35, volume one, of his commentary, Tafseer Qumi (published by Mu'assisah Daar-ul-Kitaab Lit-Taba'ati wan-Nashar), explaining the Qur'aanic verse, "Of course, Al-Laah does not refrain form giving the likeness of
even the smallest of things, be it a gnat in this verse or any thing bigger than this", says that "gnat in this verse refers to Hazrat Ali
and the words 'bigger than this' refer to " Dear readers! I dare not,
even in translation, name the most scared being which the Shiite scholar
has done in Arabic with abandon. Al-Laah protect me from committing
such a profanity!
Readers will have no realisation of the deep anguish I have been going through while reproducing such abominations. But it is a fact that
whereas his fatwa (religious verdict) of death against Shaitaan Rushdie has earned Khomeini all-round applause and approbation, people are
generally not aware that Khomeini himself is guilty of a similar blasphemy. As a humble servant of Ahle Sunnat I deem slandering against
anybody to be a major sin. Readers would have, therefore, noticed that I have all along this tract been quoting from the writings of Shiite
scholars along with the names of the presses from which they had been published and with the fullest sense of responsibility. The idea behind
reproducing them is merely to make our simple but enthusiastic youths keep away from being influenced by the apparent charms of
Khomeini's so-called feats in the light of knowledge gained by them regarding this wicked faith (Shiism) and its followers.
On page 671 of the famous book of the Shiites, Usool-e-Kaafi, published from Lucknow, an assertion is made that Abu Abdul Laah (Imaam
Ja'far) reportedly held that "the Qur'aan brought to Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Jibra'eel (peace be upon him) contained
17,000 verses". Readers know that the Holy Qur'aan contains only 6,666 verses, while the Shiites believe that 10,344 verses have been
expunged. This means that, according to the Shiites, Al-Laah failed to keep His promise He himself made in the Book of preserving the
Qur'aan. How ridiculous! (May Al-Laah forbid it!).
Several renowned Shiite scholars have repeatedly made the assertion that the extant version of the Qur'aan is not the original one, and the
blame for saying so has been clearly pinned down on venerated Imaama of the House of Muhammad (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be
upon him).
All Muslims know it full well that mut'ah (temporary marriage) is forbidden. But a reliable Shiite scholar, Mulla Fathul Laah Kaashaani, on page
493 of his book, Manhaj-us-Saadiqeen, volume 2, published by Intishaaraute llmiyah Islaamiyah, Baazaar Shirazi Junb Nouroz Khan, writes
the following and alludes it to the Holy Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessing be upon him) himself. Mulla Kaashaani asserts: "He who
contracts mut'ah once gets to the status of Imaam Husain (May Al-Laah be pleased with him); he who contracts it twice gets to the status of
Imaam Hasan (may Al-Laah be pleased with him); he who contracts it thrice gets to the status of Hazrat Ali (may Al-Laah be pleased with
him); and he who contracts it four times gets to my status (that is to say, the status of the Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessing be
upon him) himself)". Readers should realise how wicked would be the faith according to which contracting a forbidden act like mut'ah four
times raises the person so doing to the status of the Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him). May Al-Laah protect us from
this wicked faith and its evils!
Shiite Shaikhs, Toosi and Nu'maani, narrate the following from the 8th Imaam, Hazrat Raza (may Al-Laah be pleased with him): "The sign of
the appearance of Imaam Mahdi will be that he will be seen in the nude in front of the sun, and a crier will announce that the Ameer-ulMu'mineen has come again". And Mulla Baqir Majlisi, on page 347 of volume 2 of the book Haq-qul-Yaqeen, published by Intishaaraate llmiyah
lslaamiyah, asserts thus: "The first to owe allegiance to the (naked) Mahdi will be Muhammad (May Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon
him)". According to the same book, "When our Imaam Mahdi will reappear he will raise up Aayishah (May Al-Laah be pleased with her) and
take revenge on her on behalf of Hazrat Faatimah (May Al-Laah be pleased with her)". The same Mulla Baqir Majlisi writes: "Thus the two
accursed men, (meaning, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat Umar Faarooq, may Al-Laah be pleased with them), and the two accursed
women meaning, wives of the holy Prophet, Saiyyidah Aayishah Siddeeqah and Saiyyidah Hafsah (may Al-Laah be pleased with them),
conspired among themselves to poison the holy Prophet (May Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him)"page 610 of volume 2 of the
book, Hayaat-ul-Quloob, published by Intisharaate Jaawedaan. This assertion clearly means that Al-Laah failed in His promise of protecting
the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings he upon him) from the people.
Those influenced by Khomeini himself might say that all this was not written by Khomeini himself. I should ask such of them to read what
Khomeini himself has written on page 121 of the book, Kashf-ul-Asraar, published by lntisharaate Mustafavi. Khomeini exhorts his coreligionists thus: "Continue reading the Persian books written by Mulla Baqir Majlisi for the Persian speaking people so that you do not fall into
the mischief of some kind of foolishness''. I put it to my readers whether supporting blasphemy does not itself constitute blasphemy! Also to
be noted is this pronouncement by Khomeini: "The belief that the status of our Imaams is such that it is not achievable by any of the angels
who may be near to Al-Laah, or any Prophet (sent by Al-Laah), is one of the fundamentals of our Shiite faith", page 58 of Vilaayat-e-Faqeeh,
published by Intisharaate Aazaadi, Qum, Seh Rah Mozah.
Dear readers! We of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at believe, in the light of the Qur'aan and the Sunnah, that all the companions (may Allah be
pleased with them) of the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him) are true and steadfast Mu'min, are definitely
entitled to Jannat (Paradise) and are exalted in ranks in the sight of Al-Laah. Al-Laah has Himself testified in the Qur'aan to the companions of
the holy Prophet (May Al-Laah's peace and blessing be upon him) being Mu'min and entitled to Jannat. Everybody is aware that Islaamic
tenets are based on the news given in the Qur'aan and the Hadeeth. Any news given by an Imaam (religious guide) or a Mujtahid (A
supervisor of religious matters) or a Mufti (An expounder of muslim law) should be rejected if it is opposed to the Qur'aan and the Hadeeth.
The greatest Muhad-dis of the Shiites, Mulla Muhammad Bin Ya'qoob Koleini, in volume 8 of his book, Ar-Raudah Minal Kaafi, published in
Tehran, (page 245), quoting Imaam Muhammad Baaqir (may Al-Laah be pleased with him), writes: "After the demise of the Prophet (may AlLaah's peace and blessings be upon him), all his companions had become apostates, excepting Miqdaad Bin Aswad, Abu Zar Ghifaari and
Salmaan Faarasi (may Al-Laah have mercy on them)". On the next page (246) of the same book, he states: "The Shaikhain (Hazrat Abu Bakr
Siddeeq and Hazrat Umar Faarooq, may Al-Laah be pleased with them) departed from this world without seeking forgiveness and without
repenting for what they had done to the Ameer-ul-Mu'mineen Hazrat Ali (may peace on him). Thus may Al-Laah and the angels and the
people curse the two!" We of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at condemn all such beliefs.

Mulla Baqir Majlisi, in his book Haq-qul-Yaqeen, (page 342), in his usual abusive and filthy style, "likens Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat
Umar Faarooq to Fir'aun and Haamaan" (Al-Laah forbid). On page 259 of the same book Mulla Baqir has this to say about Hazrat Umar (may
Al-Laah be pleased with him): "It is not necessary to repeat what has already been written in larger books about the meanness of the family
background and about his being born outside of wedlock". The same Mulla Baqir, writing on page 522 of the same book, makes bold to quote
Imaam Zainul Aabideen (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) as having said, "on being questioned about the affairs of Hazrat Abu Bakr and
Hazrat Umar (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) that both Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) were
infidels, and he who bears love to these two is also an infidel" (Al-Laah forbid). And yet it is this Mulla Baqir whom Khomeini exhorts his
followers to keep drawing inspiration from! Can Khomeini, even after this; be called a "leader and guide?"
Besides this, the greatest Muhad-dis of the Shiites, Muhammad Bin Ya'qoob Koleini, on page 285 of his book, Ar-Raudah Kaafi, volume 8
(published by Daarul Kutub Al-lslaamiyah, Tehran) has used the name of Imaam Muhammad Baaqir (may Al-Laah be pleased with him) for
the assertion that "all except our Shiites are bastards". It is mentioned in Haq-qul-Yaqeen, volume 2, page 527, that, "on appearing, Imaam
Mahdi will first kill all Sunni ulama before killing all other infidels". And Majma-ul-Bayaan also carries the same Hadeeth with its source
pegged on to the Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him) himself. (Al-Laah forbids!).
- On page 521 of Haq-qul-Yaqeen, volume 2, such people who approve of the Imaamat and Khilaafat of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq, Hazrat
Umar Faarooq (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) and who consider these two to precede Hazrat Ali (may Al-Laah be pleased with him`),
have been called "Naasibi". And Mulla Baqir Majlisi, in his writings, says: "A 'Naasibi' is worse than a bastard. It is true that Almighty Al-Laah
has not created a worse creature than a dog, but in the sight of Al-Laah a Naasibi is more mean than a dog".
(Haq-qul-Yaqeen, volume 2, page 516).
Those who can agree to be worse than bastards and dogs, as claimed by Mulla Baqir Majlisi, who has been praised by Khomeini, may accept
Khomeini as "leader and guide''. But thanks to Al-Laah, we of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at do no subscribe to such heathenistic beliefs and
postulates.
Apart from Mulla Baqir Majlisi, let us see Khomeini's own perverse thinking about Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq and Hazrat Umar Faarooq (may AlLaah be pleased with them). He writes: "It was impossible for those people (Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar, may Al-Laah be pleased with
them), who had for many years attached themselves to the Messenger (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him) and had formed
themselves into a group in the hope of one day grabbing power, to resist doing what they did just for the sake of carrying out the commands
of the Qur'aan. They had to seize power and run their governments anyhow, somehow", (page l 14, Kashful Asraar.)
On the same page of this very book, he further says: "They Abu Bakr and Umar (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) had nothing to do with
Islaam and Qur'aan, except to seize worldly power, and had been using the Qur'aan as a smokescreen to fulfil their evil intentions" At the end
of this very book, Khomeini has given these headlines to various chapters: "Abu Bakr's opposition to the text of the Qur'aan; Umar's
opposition to Al-Laah's Qur'aan". (Kashful Asraar. pages 114 and 117). On page 120 of this very book, Khomeini has headlined one of his
chapters thus: "A glance at the babblers (Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaat)". While ranting against Hazrat Usmaan (may Al-Laah be pleased with
him), Khomeini could not hold his pen even regarding Al-Laah. He says: "We worship that Khuda (Al-Laah) and recognise only Him as Khuda
(Al-Laah) whose acts are based on mature wisdom and who does not do anything against the dictates of wisdom. Nor do we recognise such
Khuda (Al-Laah) who having built the edifice of justice and piety on the exalted foundation of devotion to Khuda (Al-Laah), Himself paves the
way for its destruction and ruin, and hands over leadership and governance to such oppressors and scoundrels as Yazeed, Mu'aa Wiyah and
Usmaan". (Kashful Asraar, page 107).
Readers would have noticed that Khomeini has used the words "oppressors and scoundrels" not only for Yazeed but also for the Prophet's
companion, Ameer Mu'aa Wiyah and Ameer-ul-Mu'mineen Saiyyidina Usmaan Ghani (may Al-Laah be pleased with him), and that Khomeini
got so excited in the process that he even refused to acknowledge Al-Laah and to worship Him because Al-Laah Himself had bestowed
leadership and governance upon Hazrat Usmaan (may Al-Laah be pleased with him). The insolent language, which Khomeini has used about
Al-Laah, reminds one of the beliefs held by the Magians (Fire-worshippers) of ancient Iran that there are two separate Gods, one of good and
the other of evil. May the merciful Al-Laah protect from such filthy beliefs and such filthy people!
I still have with me a small pamphlet in which Khomeini has declared: "I will fulfil the mission which the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace
and blessings be upon him) failed to fulfil". This pamphlet had been brought to the notice of members of the Federal Majlis-e-Shoora (Pakistan
Parliament) at one of its sessions, and the feelings of the faithful throughout Pakistan had been inflamed by it, and I am sure a glance at
other writings of Khomeini would reveal many other blasphemies uttered by him. Knowledge of the contents of this small pamphlet would
convince the faithful that Khomeini and his Shiite faith have nothing to do with the Qur'aan and the Sunnah.
Thanks be to Al-Laah that He has raised us among the followers of His beloved and last Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon
him) and has allowed us to be among the right-guided Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at.
It is our faith that love of the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him) and the great personages of his blessed family
are the assets of the faith and the means to our redemption.
Having full faith in the news given by the Qur'aan and Sunnah we bear witness that the Prophet's caliphs Saiyyidina Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq,
Ameer-ul-Mu'mineen Saiyyidina Hazrat Umar Faarooq, Ameer-ul-Mu'mineen Saiyyidina Hazrat Usmaan Ghani, Ameer-ul-Mu'mineen Saiyyidina
Hazrat Ali Murtaza and all the companions of the holy Prophet, and all the revered spouses of the holy Prophet, and all the members of the
Prophet's Household (May Al-Laah be pleased with them) are the most venerated among the Muslim Ummah.
We also believe in their greatness and truthfulness, in their sense of justice and honesty, in their faith and piety, in their devotion and prayers,
in their knowledge and grace and in their nobility and Imaamat.
All these are Al-Laah's chosen and blessed bondsmen and bearing love to all of them is of the essence of the faith. And to he disrespectful and
insolent to any one of them is most hurtful to us and is bound to bring upon us the wrath of Al-Laah and the displeasure of His Prophet (may

Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him).


It is our faith that the Qur'aan, from its sending-down to this day' is preserved in the original form and there is no possibility of any
alterations or changes in it, for Al-Laah has made it incumbent upon Himself to preserve the Qur'aan. The very thought that the Qur'aan has
been altered, or can be altered, is a wholly reprehensible idea.
We are convinced that it is an act of blasphemy to doubt the veracity and truthfulness of even one word of the Qur'aan.
We hold that any sect which belies the Qur'aan, belies the traditions of the holy Prophet, or is insolent towards the holy Prophet, the spouses
of the Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him), the companions of the Prophet, the members of the Prophet's Household,
and the saints (may Al-Laah be pleased with them) ceases to belong to the Faith. We believe that all others are deviationists, except the right
guided Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at.
May Al-Laah enable us to be steadfast to the creed of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama'at and may we meet with death in this state. Aameen! May
Al-Laah so ordain, for the sake of the holy Prophet (may Al-Laah's peace and blessings be upon him), his companions, and the blessed ones
who followed in their footsteps! Aameen.

Wa Sallal Laahu 'Alaa Habeebihi Saiyyidina Muhammadin


Wa Aalihi Wa Ashaabihi Wa Sallam.
(Wamaa 'Alainaa Illal Balaagh)
Karachi- 1 990.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
(Ghufira Lahu)

Moadoodi Criticism on Islam

Information taken from:


Jamaat-e-Islami
by: Allama Arshadul Qadri.
Maktaba Jaame Noor, Delhi
All quotes are with references, with page numbers of books by Maudoodi.
According to Maudoodi, the Sun-Worshipers, Stone-Worshipers etc. are on the right path too:
Maudoodi, If a human being (Insaan)believes in God (Khuda) or not, prostrates to God or stone, worships God or something else - but if
he/she is following the rules of nature and live by those rules then indeed he/she without knowledge and without intention is Praising (doing
Tasbeeh) of God, worshiping HIM.(Allah).(Tafheemat, Part 1 Page 43)
What happened to Tawheed (the oneness of Allah Taala and La ilaaha illal lah) and ONLY Allahs worthiness of worship? According to Quran
and Ahadith anyone who worships other than Allah Taala is a disbeliever (Kafir) but according to Maudoodi they are on the right path. Here
Maudoodi is out-rightly rejecting the orders of Allah (the Supreme) and His Noble Apostle (blessings & peace be Upon Him).
Criticism on Quran and Allah Taalas Orders:
Maudoodi, In places where the quality of social behavior is so low that illicit relationships (i.e. adultery) are not considered wrong - to impose
the Shariah prescribed (Islamic Law) punishment of Zina and Qazaf in such places, is indeed an injustice (Zulm)(Tafheemat, Part 2 Page 281)
Whoever rejects one Ayat (verse) of Quran is definitely not a Muslim. Here Maudoodi has rejected the Quran's punishment on Zina. The Quran
is the Word of Allah Taala. Therefore Maudoodi has a problem with Allah Taalas prescribed punishments. He thinks he knows whats better
for people and whats right and whats wrong - more than Allah Taala (Na-ozubillah).
According to him its not a must to believe in Prophet Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him:
Maudoodi, The people who, due to ignorance and illiteracy, do not believe in the truthfulness of the Arab Prophet Rasoole Arabi (peace be
upon him) but believe in the previous prophets and live peacefully will get as much part of Allahs Rehmat (Mercy) as their punishment will be
reduced. (Tafheemat, Part 1 Page 168)
Here Maudoodi has rejected the Kalima. How can one be blessed if he/she does not believe on the second part of Kalima (Mohammad urRasool Allah). Yet another example of Maudoodis rejection of the basic tenets of Islam & rejection of the orders of Allah (the Supreme) and
His Noble Apostle (blessings & peace be Upon Him).
Criticism on Prophet Peace Be Upon Him:
Maudoodi, The reason the prophet (Nabi Sallal Laho Alaihi Wasallam) achieved the great success in Arabia was simply because of the
amazing recruits he (peace be upon him) had found. Had he (peace be upon him) been surrounded by weak, coward, untrustworthy and ill
willed people would he (peace be upon him) have then achieved the same results? (Tehreeke Islami ki Ikhlaqi Bunyadain, Page 17)
So what about Allah Taalas assistance? What about our beloved Prophets (blessings & peace be upon him) own prophetic & miraculous
abilities? In other words, as per Maudoodi, the abilities of the people who accepted faith was the cause of success, and not the ability of those
who made them Muslims.
Criticism of the Prophets Sunnah:
Maudoodi, To classify as Sunnah, those routine domestic tasks the prophet (peace be upon him) performed out of habit, and then ask all the
humans of the world to follow them - Allah and Rasool (peace be upon him) never intended that. This is an addition in religion.
I believe, that to acknowledge these things as Sunnah and then insist to follow them is a harsh Bidah (innovation) and a dangerous addition.
This has showed bad results and might produce bad results in future too. (Rasaail O Masaail, Part 2 Page 300, with reference of Magazine
Mansab, Risalat addition)
No Sunnah in a Muslims life? Is following the Sunnah a Bidah? Allah and Rasool (Peace be upon him) never intended that? Has Maudoodi
ever read the Quran and Ahadith? Oh sorry - this guys Quran translation (which is full of errors) is in many of the houses of the world, so he
must have. I wonder should people carry on with his Quranic work or throw those copies in the ocean? Dear Muslims, save your faith! Please.
Maudoodis denial of Ahadeeth:
Maudoodi, The teachings of Quran and Sunnate Rasool (Traditions of the Holy Prophet) are a must for all but not from the old collection of
Quranic exegesis (Tafseer) and Ahadeeth. (Tanqihaat, Page 114)
Hmm, no old collection of Ahadeeth? How would that be possible unless we get a new Rasool? Or a new Rasool every few years to keep the
Ahadeeth fresh?
Maudoodis constitution for Jamaat-e-Islamis membership:
Maudoodi, No one would be included as a member in Jamaat on the grounds that he was born in a Muslims home, his name is like Muslims
so he must be a Muslim.
Similarly, if someone recites the words of Kalema Tayyaba only with his tongue without understanding its meaning, that person will not be
able to join the Jamaat. (Dastoor Jamate Islami, Page 26)

If being born in a Muslim home, to have a Muslim name & to recite the Kalema, are not enough to accept any one as a Muslim, then what are
the right criteria?
Unless we witness the rejection of belief from that person - like we have been witnessing from Maudoodi - we have to accept them as Muslims
according to the injunctions of the Holy Quran and Ahadeeth. If the Quran and Ahadeeth teach us this, then who is Maudoodi to deny these
sacred Laws of Shariat?
These are a few of the examples quoted here - but the list goes on and on. What a fraud he was.
Conclusion:
All of the above can be verified by reading the books of Maudoodi. We appeal to all Muslims NOT to read his exegesis or translation of Quran.
It has many serious errors as explains the Quran by his own thoughts whatever comes in his mind and what he believes - instead of writing
the real meaning of the Quran. May Allah Taala save us all from his trial & turmoil. Aameen.

Life of Hazrat Khidr Alaihissalam

There are differences (Ikhtilaaf) amongst the scholars regarding whether Khidr (Alay
hissalaam) is still alive, or has died. There also exists Ikhtilaaf regarding whether Khidr
(Alay hissalaam) was a Prophet or a saint. Many scholars are of the opinion that he is still
alive, while others, such as Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyyah and his followers is of the opinion that he
has died.
Evidence suggesting that Khidr alaihi salaam is alive
In Sahih Muslim we find the following narration:
Dajjaal will kill a person once and then bring him back to life, then he will ask him, Do you
believe that I am God? That person will reply, No! I am convinced that you are the Dajjaal
of which the Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) informed us. Dajjaal will
throw him in his fire, which in reality will be Paradise.The narrator of this Hadith is Abu Ishaaq who says: It is commonly known that this person would be Khidr (Alay hissalaam).
(Sahih Muslim, Chapter on Dajjaal)
Abu Is-haaq was amongst the Tabatabieen and it was common knowledge during that
period that Khidr (Alay hissalaam) was alive and his death will occur at the time of Dajjaal.
Hafidhh Ibn Kathir states:
King Zulqarnain discovered a type of water referred to as the water of life which when
drank would allow a person to remain alive forever. He departed with many people
searching for it, and Khidr, (Alay hissalaam) was also with him. At one place Khidr (Alay
hissalaam) drank some water and the King did not.

[Tareekh by Ibn Kathir, volume 1 chapter Zulqarnain]


Hafidhh Ibn Hajar Asqalani says in his Asabah that Khidrs name is in the list of Companions
of our Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace).)
Hafidhh Ibn Kathir writes: When the Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace)
departed from this world, Umar heard someone come into the house but saw no-one, when
he asked, Umar said it was Khidr (Alay hissalaam). Then a voice was heard which said, O
household of the Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace), be patient. Ali said it
was Khidr (Alay hissalaam).
Imam Bayhaqi said: These narrations are weak, but there are so many similar narrations,
which suggests that they do have some origin. The coming of Khidr upon the death of the
Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace).
(Sirat-un-Nabi and Tareekh ibn Kathir chap Demise of Prophet (May Allah bless him and
grant him peace) by Hafidhh ibn Kathir).
Other narrations of a similar nature can be found including the following made by someone
who is very much respected by certain factions :
Ibn Muhammad bin Abdul Wahaab al Najdi writes, After the death of the Prophet (May Allah
bless him and grant him peace) a voice was heard, O family of the Prophet, be patient and
peace be upon you. [Mukhtaser Sirat-ur-Rasool, Chapter Death of Prophet]
We can mention here a very important scholarly point that are made by countless scholars
including Hafidhh Ibn Kathir who writes,
If there exist many narrations regarding one issue, then even if they are weak, they can be
accepted. [Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Surah Al-Anam, verse 123]
Hafidhh Ibn Kathir states that Khidr (Alay hissalaam) was the son of Adam (Alay hissalaam),
who prayed to Allah: O Allah, give my son Khidr a long life so that he lives until the Day of
Judgement. Adam (Alay hissalaam) also told Khidr (Alay hissalaam) O my son, you shall
bury me after my death. He also gave him news of his long life. Khidr (Alay hissalaam) also
sat in the boat of the Prophet Nuh (Alay hissalaam).
[Tareekh by Ibn Kathir, Volume One, Chapter Musa and Khidr]
There have been many narrations of various types some which have been rejected by the
scholars for example Hafidhh Ibn Kathir rejected the statements which claimed that Khidr
(Alay hissalaam) was the son of Pharaoh or that he was born during Pharaohs time. He
strictly says he was alive a long time before Musa (Alay hissalaam).
[Tareekh by Ibn Kathir, Volume One, Chapter Musa and Khidr]
Imam Dhahabi writes, Umar bin Abdul Aziz was talking with a man. After he had finished
talking with him, he returned and someone asked him who, he had been talking with. He
replied, He was Khidr and he came to give me some good news, that I will be the ruler of
the Muslim world.

(Tadkarahtul Huffaz biography of Umar bin Abdul Aziz by Imam Dhahabi)


Imam Nawawi also provides many references and statements given by many scholars,
proving that Khidr (Alay hissalaam) is still alive. (Sharh Muslim, Chapter on Dajjaal)
From the aforementioned evidence, it can be clearly seen that the narrations support the
opinion of those Ulama who say that Khidr (Alay hissalaam) is still alive.
Some people raise a question by saying:
In Bukhari there is a Hadith where the Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace)
states, Of all the people who are alive upon the earth on this day, none will be living in a
hundred years time.
Secondly he said that: The Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) supplicated
(dua) upon the occasion of the battle of Badr. There are three hundred and thirteen people
with me. If we do not triumph then no one will be left to worship you Oh Allah. Following
this evidence, Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyyah and his follwers conclude that if Khidr (Alay
hissalaam) was alive then he should have joined the army and made the number amount to
three hundred and fourteen.
Answers to the objections
(1) The Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) stated: Of those alive on the
earth, none will be alive in a hundred years time. It is possible that Khidr (Alay hissalaam)
at that particular moment was present in a location other than this world (dunya). Just as
Isa (Alay hissalaam) was also alive at that time. If Isa (Alay hissalaam) never came down
to help the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) in the battle of
Badr then this did not break his promise that he made with Allah most High, in the spiritual
world. In the same manner, there is nothing inappropriate regarding the fact that Khidr
(Alay hissalaam) never joined the army for the battle. Having said that there is no
confirmation that he did or did not join the Muslim army in the Battle of Badr since he is an
unseen person. It may also be possible that he joined, but our Prophet (May Allah bless him
and grant him peace) never mentioned his name like the thousands of angels who fought in
this great battle but the Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) never
mentioned all their names. So this means that Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyyahs suspicions are
insufficient to support the opinion that Khidr (Alay hissalaam) has died. There is not even a
single weak Hadith to support this opinion let alone an authentic one.
(2) At the time of the Battle of Badr the population of the Muslim Ummah was not just three
hundred and thirteen, In fact there were Muslims present in Madinah Munawarah who did
not fight in the battle.
The explanation of the dua is. There will be none to worship you with victory. For no doubt
the Muslims in Madinah, Abysinnia and Makkah would have continued to worship Allah.
From the aforementioned, according to Hafidhh Ibn Kathir, Khidr (Alay hissalaam) was alive
from the time of Adam (Alay hissalaam) up until the time of Musa (Alay hissalaam). It
seems rather unusual that Ibn Kathir rejected the understanding that Khidr (Alay hissalaam)
could not live after the time of Musa (Alay hisalaam)
Comments

To conclude this chapter, it is clear that Ibn Taymiyyah and those who adhere to his
principles do not believe that Khidr (Alay hissalaam) is alive.
It is very disturbing to see that on one side many narrations exist which prove the validity
of Khidr (Alay hissalaam) being alive but on the other side there are the suspicions of Ibn
Taymiyyah and those who blindly follow him. Such as, Hafidhh Ibn Kathir, who after having
written the above narrations was convinced by Hafidhh ibn Taymiyyahs understanding, still
continue to create doubts in the minds of Muslims.
It must be understood that the belief that Khidr (Alay hissalaam) is still alive is not a matter
of aqeedah and has no relation to Imaan and kufr.
We ask Allah O Allah whatever we have said, if it is true accept it but if it is false we ask
you to forgive us. Amin!

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