A Message From the Headquarters of ‘Ahl Al-Sunnah for the Muslim Nation (1444)

Beloved Sunnī Brothers!

The era in which we live is polluted with tribulations and challenges. The Muslim nation is being attacked from every direction. Some are discussing the eradication of our kind, and some are contemplating the annihilation of the religious institutions. These are external tribulations but there are some internal tribulations which are nominally Islamic, but their views, actions, doings, and behaviors are all, in reality, un-Islamic. Such as the qadīyānīs, devbandīs, ghayr-muqallids, rafiḍīs, etc. Also, there is one group who, on the basis of envy and jealousy, make A`lā Ḥaḍrat, `Aẓīm al-Barakatعليه الرحمة , in particular a target of profanity and abuse. In such insubstantial times, the Markaz of the Ahl al-Sunnah, Bareilly Sharīf, according to preceding tradition and habit, emphatically advises all the Ahl al-Sunnah, the Sawād A`ẓam, of the forthcoming declarations and expects you to act upon it as well.

  1. Create an Islamic environment (offering Ṣalāh and Ṣawm, etc.) in your own homes. Plant the love of Rasūl Allāh صلى الله عليه وسلم, the affection of the Ahl al-Bayt, the reverence of the Ṣaḥābah in the heart and mind of your children from their childhood and in every way, relay to them the importance, worth, and value of Islām so that the new generation remains protected from disbelief, apostasy, and irreligiousness.
  2. Anti-Islam influences have specifically made Muslim girls a target fdor their infatuation and deception. Therefore, dispose them to have passion for the Islamic veil, encouragement for religious affairs, and the ability to take on Fāṭimī character.
  3. The deviants i.e., devbandīs, ghayr-muqallid wahhābīs, qādīyānīs, rafiḍīs, nīm rafiḍīs, ṣulḥ kullīs, etc. are all open enemies to your religion and Sunnī tradition and are those who take one unto the path of hell. Beware of their friendship and companionship yourself and save those who are dear and close to you as well. A great way to do this is to hold tight to the Maslak of A`lā Ḥaḍrat and do not even turn from it even the distance of a hair as turning away from this results harm in the afterlife.
  4. Stay cautious of uneducated orators, ignorant “Ṣufīs,” ṣulḥ kullī lecturers, and movements, organizations, executers, and trustees who flee from the refutation and repudiation of the deviants, as well and so-called “Molvis” and “Peers,” as their company is a lethal poison and a source of destruction in the hereafter.
  5. Keep your connection firm with the true genuine scholars and mashā’ikh of the Madhhab of Ahl al-Sunnah and Maslak of A`lā Ḥaḍrat. Make their respect and honor the jewels of your heart. Stay close to their gatherings because this is the best source to safeguard your faith.
  6. Make a complete effort striving for the protection, preservation, stability, and strength of the Sunnī religious institutes that are the forts of the religion and Sunnīyat. Also, protect them from internal disagreements.
  7. The pious predecessors of Bareilly Sharīf, the Markaz of Ahl al-Sunnah, such as A`la Ḥaḍrat, Ḥujjat al-Islām, Muftī A`ẓam, and Tāj al-Sharī`ah in particular, only dispute with others in matters purely of religion and creed. Therefore, do not pay mind to the hateful writings, speeches, and schemes of the deviants. Or else, there is a high risk of being deprived of the blessings of the pious predecessors of the spiritual chain. Al-`Iyādhu billāh!
  8. In the current era, “Maslake A`lā Haḍrat” is the name of the religion, Sunnīyat, and the accurate representation of the Ḥanafī Madhhab. Therefore, whoever you find distant and detached from it, regardless of how close he may be to you, isolate yourself from them just as a fly is parted away from milk.

In conclusion, I make du`ā to the Rabb Dhū al-Jalāl that He allows us to honor the pious predecessors and remain firm upon the Maslak of A`lā Haḍrat until death.

Faqīr Muhammad Asjad Raza Khan Qādirī Barelvi

(may he be forgiven)

Translated by:

Sayyid Abdul Samad al-Qadiri
Mohammed Salman al-Nuri