To think according to principle, to possess true
faith and believe and accept the true Commands of Islam is known as
“Aqeeda”. It is also understood as one’s intention, concept and path
that one follows. It must also be understood that the basis of one’s action is
one’s Imaan and that the basis of one’s Imaan is one’s Aqeeda. If one’s Aqeeda
is corrupt, then one’s Imaan is improper and if one’s Imaan is not proper, then
his Amaal (actions) are useless. In other words, Aqeeda is the soul, Imaan is
the body and Amal is the garb.
To have good and strong Imaan, one must have the
proper Aqeeda. It is for this reason that we quote a few un-Islamic beliefs
together with the proper Islamic answers, so that we may, after reading about
them, repent from any false and corrupt beliefs that we may hold and,
thereafter, hold firmly to the proper Islamic beliefs. To hold improper per
Aqeeda leads to Kufr, whereas proper Aqeeda is strength for Imaan.
The un-Islamic beliefs which we have quoted below are
quotations from those individuals who possess such beliefs and by writing them
in this book, we have no intention of Kufr.
FALSE BELIEF 1:
“Allah can speak lies”.
(“Barahine Qaatia” by Khaleel Ambetwi; “Yakrozi” by Ismaeel
Dehlwi; “Fatawa Rasheedia” by Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi).
PROPER BELIEF 1:
Lies is a defect which is not worthy of the Zaat of
Almighty Allah and is totally Muhaal (Impossible) for Almighty Allah. Allah is
free from all shortages and defects thus making lies Muhaal for Almighty
FALSE BELIEF 2:
To say that Allah is free from place, space, direction and
time, etc. is to be misled. (“Izaahul Haq” by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 2:
Time and space have been created and will be eventually
destroyed. Almighty Allah is Qadeem (Always Is and Always Will Be). If one
accepts Allah to be in a fixed place and in a fixed time zone, then one will
have to accept, Ma’az-Allah, that Allah is a creation and can be destroyed,
whereas it is well known that, that which is Haadith (non-Eternal) and can be
destroyed can never be Allah. The Being of Allah is Eternal and anything that
is non-Eternal cannot be Allah. It is, thus, necessary to accept Almighty Allah
to be free from time and place.
FALSE BELIEF 3:
The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had died and is
mixed in the sand. (“Taqweeyat-ul Imaan” by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 3:
It has been stated in the Hadith: “Verily, Almighty
Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth to eat the bodies of the Ambiya”.
It has also been stated that Ambiya are alive and are blessed with Sustenance
from Almighty Allah.
FALSE BELIEF 4:
Every creation, no matter how big or small, is equivalent to
a cobbler before Allah. (“Taqweeyat-ul Imaan” by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 4:
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is
the most beloved Nabi of Almighty Allah. Almighty Allah took Qasm (Oath) even
on the city of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He is the greatest
of the creations of Almighty Allah. His every word is accepted in the Court of
Allah. He is a perfection in the Attributes of Almighty Allah and Allah has not
created any unique being besides Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi
FALSE BELIEF 5:
Ambiya are not totally free from lies. To say that it is not
possible for Ambiya to lie or to say that they are totally sinless is false.
(“Tasfiyatul Aqaa’id” by Qasim Nanothwi)
PROPER BELIEF 5:
Ambiya and Malaa’ikah are Masoom (Sinless). It is Muhaal
for them to commit sin. Committing a sin is not a quality of Ambiya. Ambiya are
free from all small and big sins and all defects even before and after their
FALSE BELIEF 6:
The Ummah sometimes supercede the Ambiya in A’maal (Good
deeds). (“Tahzeerun Naas” by Qasim Nanotwi)
PROPER BELIEF 6:
A Kaafir can never be equal to a Muslim. An ordinary Muslim
is not equal to a practising Muslim. A practising Muslim can never be equal to
a non-Aalim, who is not equal to an Aalim. An Aalim is never equal to a Wali, a
Wali can never be equal to a Tabbe Taabi’ee. A Tabbe Taabi’ee can never be
equal to a Taabi’ee. A Taabi’ee can never be equal to a Sahaba. A Sahaba can
never be equal to the Khulafa-e-Arbaa. None from the Khulafa-e-Arbaa can be
equal to Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique. He in turn can never be equal to a Nabi.
No Nabi can be equal in any way to the King of Prophets, Muhammad Mustapha
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). How then can a Ummah supercede Nabi Muhammad
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in good deeds? Ma’az-Allah!
FALSE BELIEF 7:
To think of an ox and donkey in Salaah is permissible, but
to think of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in Salaah is Shirk
(Polytheism). (“Seerate Mustaqeem” by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 7:
For a Muslim to perform any Ibaadat accepting that it is a
noble action of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the true sense of
Ibaadat. If one reads Namaaz thinking of it as the Sunnah of the Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), then, without doubt, one will think of the
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This belief creates in the mind of the
performer the thought of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Not
only is the thought of the Prophet in Namaaz permissible, it is also the demand
of Shari’ah that one must remember the Holy Prophet (salall laahu alaihi
wasallam) at the time of Tashahud. According to the Fuqaha (Jurists) it is
Waajib to believe that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is observing
you and that he is aware of your actions.
FALSE BELIEF 8:
Any person who says the Nabi to be Haazir and Naazir is a
Kaafir. (“Jawaahirul Quraan” by Ghulaamullah Khan)
PROPER BELIEF 8:
Until and unless we do not accept Rasoolullah (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam) as being Haazir and Naazir, the concept of Risaalat will be
incomplete. Our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is Shaahid, Mubashir and
FALSE BELIEF 9:
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is our elder
brother and we are his younger brothers. (“Taqweeyatul Imaan” by
PROPER BELIEF 9:
The Holy Quran has commanded us that the Prophet (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam) cannot be regarded as the father of anyone of you. How
then can he be regarded as the elder brother? Then, to call him elder brother
is disrespect and against of Quranic command. We are the Ummati, he is the
Nabi. We are sinners, he is the Masoom most pure. We are believers, he is the
source of Imaan. The difference here is enormous. It must be understood, that
if the husband takes his wife as his mother, then his Nikah will be nullified.
Likewise, if one takes the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as the elder
brother, then one’s Imaan will be nullified.
FALSE BELIEF 10:
To respect the Prophet deeply is Kufr. (“Ad Durrun
Nadheed” by Qazi Shaukani)
PROPER BELIEF 10:
The respect and reverence of the Prophet (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam) is not only waajib, but is an obligation upon every Muslim.
Unless a person does not love the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) more
than anyone and anything in the world, his Imaan will not be perfected. The
love of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the first condition of
FALSE BELIEF 11:
The grave of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is
an idol and to respect it is Kufr and Shirk. (“Ad Durrun Nadheed” by
PROPER BELIEF 11:
Madinah is more exalted than Makkah; the Roza-e-Anwar more
than the Kaaba; and the actual Qabr-e-Anwar is even more exalted than Jannat.
The Qabr-e-Anwar is a sign from amongst the signs of Allah and to respect it is
a sign of Imaan and Taqwa.
FALSE BELIEF 12:
Any person who says, “As Salaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya
Rasoolallah”, is a Bid’ati and sinner. (“Akhbaar Ahle Hadith
PROPER BELIEF 12:
Bukhari and Muslim narrate on the authority of Hazrat
Uthman bin Haneef (radi Allahu anhu) that a Sahabi who was blind by birth was
once taught a special Du’a by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam),
which he was to recite after every Salaah. The Du’a is as follows: “O
Allah, i ask from you, and turn towards you through the Wasila of Your Prophet
Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), who is indeed a prophet of mercy. O
Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! with your Wasila, I turn towarsds
Allah for my need so that it may be bestowed. O Allah, accept the Prophet’s
intercession for me”.
To say “Ya Nabi” and call to the Holy Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), and to send salutations upon him, is the Sunnah
of Almighty Allah, the Angels, the Prophets and the Sahaaba-e-Kiraam. Almighty
Allah has commanded us to send salutations upon the Prophet (sallal laahu
alaihi wasallam) in abundance. To send Durood at least once in one’s life is
Fard and in Namaaz it is Waajib. It is also Waajib to send salutations out of
Namaaz, for the fist time the name of the Prophet is mentioned. Even if the
name is mentioned continuously, then to send salutations is Sunnah.
FALSE BELIEF 13:
To ask assistance from the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) is the work of Shaitaan and Shirk. (“Kashfush Shubhaat” by
Abdul Wahab Najdi; “Taqweeyatul Imaan” by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 13:
“Ya Rasoolallahi Unzur Haalana, Ya Habeeballahi Isma
Qaalana, Innani fir Bahri Hammim Mughriqun, Khuz Yaddi Sahhil lanaa
Ishkaalana”, has been the Wazeefa of the great predecessors and is
accepted as a means of asking from the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
To seek assistance from the Prophet (salall laahu alaihi wasallam) and seek
Wasila of Awliya and Saaliheen is permissable.
FALSE BELIEF 14:
To use the Ambiya, Awliya and Malaa’ikah as a means of
Wasila (Mediation). (“Tohfa-e-Wahaabiya” by Ismaeel Dehlwi)
PROPER BELIEF 14:
We did not enter this world without means, and we will not
leave this world without means. With the exception of the verse of the Quran
commanding mediation, the following verses of Sheikh Bouseeri and Sheikh Saadi
(radi Allahu anhuma) are always in the Du’as of Muslims: “Ya Rabbi bil
Mustapha Baligh Maqasidana, Waghfirlana Ma Madaa Ya Waasi al Karami”, and
“Ilahi bahaqe bani Fathima, ke Barqaul Imaan Qunni Khatima, Agar Daawatam
rad Kunni War Qabool, Manno Dast Damaane Aale Rasool”.
FALSE BELIEF 15:
Anyone who accepts the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) to be an intercessor for him on the Day of Qiyamah, is a Mushrik
equal to Abu Jahl. (“Taqweeyatul Imaan”)
PROPER BELIEF 15:
When the intercession of a Hafizul Quran, according to the
Hadith Shareef, and of an Aalim ba Amal is accepted, then why not that of
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)? On the Day of Qiyamah, the doors of
intercession will be opened by none other than the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam). It is also very rewarding to recite Durood-e-Taaj.
FALSE BELIEF 16:
Alameen” (Mercy unto the Worlds) is not a special title of the Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), but the Ummati are also “Rahmatul Lil
Alameen”. (“Fatawa Rasheedia”)
PROPER BELIEF 16:
“Rahmatul Lil Alameen” is the unique quality of
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as stated in the Holy Quran.
FALSE BELIEF 17:
To say that if Allah and His Rasool wills, then only will a
certain thing happen, is Shirk.
PROPER BELIEF 17:
That which Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) wants,
is what Allah wills. Almighty Allah will not will anything without the pleasure
of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
FALSE BELIEF 18:
Those persons whose names are “Muhammad” or
“Ali” have no control over anything. (“Taqweeyatul
PROPER BELIEF 18: Almighty Allah has blessed the Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with the keys to the treasures of both the
worlds and Hazrat Ali’s (radi Allahu anhu) name is the means of assistance in
problems, why then can they not have any control?
FALSE BELIEF 19:
To keep the names: Rasool Baksh, Nabi Baksh, Abdun Nabi,
Abdul Mustapha, Abdur Rasool, Abdul Ali, Ghulam Nabi, Ghulam Mustapha, Ghulam
Nabi, Ghulam Husain, Ghulam Muhiyyudeen and Ghulam Mu’eenudeen, or to like such
names, is Shirk. (“Taqweeyatul Imaan”)
PROPER BELIEF 19:
All these names are allowed and are very exalted and
FALSE BELIEF 20:
The knowledge of the Prophet is like children and animals.
The knowledge of Shaitaan is more than the Prophet. To say that the Prophet
possessed ‘Ilm-e-Ghayb or Knowledge of the Unseen, is Shirk. (“Hifzul
Imaan” by Ashraf Ali Thanwi; “Barahine Qaatia”; “Fatawa
PROPER BELIEF 20:
The meaning of the word “Nabi” alone is “one
who knows and shows the Unseen”. What position does the knowledge of an
ordinary person hold in front of that of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam)? It is even less than a drop in front of an ocean or a grain of dust
compared to all the sand in the world. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) has been blessed with all the knowledge by Almighty Allah.
FALSE BELIEF 21:
If Allah wills, then he may create a million Muhammads.
(“Taqweeyatul Imaan”) A Prophet can even come after Muhammad (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam). (“Tahzeerun Naas”)
PROPER BELIEF 21:
The doors of Prophethood have been sealed. Muhammad (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam) is the Seal of Prophethood. The Prophet also said that
no Prophet shall come after him. Any person who claims Nabuwat after the
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a Liar, Dajjal Kazaab and a
FALSE BELIEF 22:
To commemorate the Meelad is like commemorating the function
of the Hindu deity. (“Baharine Qaatia” by Khaleel Ambethwi)
PROPER BELIEF 22:
Meelad is a means of gaining blessings and closeness to
Almighty Allah. It is the practice of all the great predecessors. Many sources
of Shari’ah are available to prove it’s authencity.
FALSE BELIEF 23:
The illusion of illusionists are greater than the Miracle
of Prophets. (“Mansab-e-Imaamat”)
PROPER BELIEF 23:
The Miracles of Prophets are to show proof of their
Prophethood and it is that which is from Allah, whereas the illusions of
illusionists are from Shaitaan.
FALSE BELIEF 24:
Anyone who says the Sahaba to be Kaafirs is not out of the Sunnah
Jamaat. (“Fatawa Rasheedia”)
PROPER BELIEF 24:
By one calling an ordinary Muslim a Kaafir, he himself
becomes a Kaafir. How then can those who call the Sahaba Kaafirs not be
FALSE BELIEF 25:
To call oneself “Qaaderi”, “Chishti”,
“Naqshabandi”, etc. is Bid’at and words of Kufr. (“Tazkeerul
PROPER BELIEF 25:
To call oneself by these titles are totally allowed and is a
means of recognition of ones spiritual order. Examples of these are: Siddiqi,
Alawi, Uthmaani, Farooqi, Hanafi Shafa’i, etc.
FALSE BELIEF 26:
To put lights, carpets, to give water and food, or arrange
Wudhu water at the Mazaar of Awliyah Allah are Shirk.
PROPER BELIEF 26:
If carry out all the above mentioned practices at other
places are permissible, then it should be a means of blessing to do so at the
Darbaar of Wali where there are a gathering of Muslims.
FALSE BELIEF 27:
To eat and drink the Tabarukaat (Niyaz) of the Saints causes
the heart to die (spiritually). (“Fatawa Rasheedia”)
PROPER BELIEF 27:
Eating the Niyaz of the Awliya brightens the heart and one’s
life and is a means of great blessing.
FALSE BELIEF 28:
To call the Prophet “Shafi’ul Muznibeen”, to
recite Khatam, to imagine the blessed face and the Tomb of Rasoolullah (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam), to think that he has authority – all these qualities,
even with the granting of Allah Ta’ala – is all Shirk, so much like the Shirk
of Abu Jahl. (Kitaabut-Tauheed by Ibne Abdul Wahab Najdi)
PROPER BELIEF 28:
According to authentic sources of Islamic Shari’ah, to
belief that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is interceder, mercy,
authority, helpful, and to imagine his blessed face and Tomb with respect, is
regarded as a great and rewarding action. To recite Khatam Shareef is also
permissable and rewarding as well. A person who denies this, his belief is like
To believe all these above mentioned false
“Islamic” beliefs makes a person a hypocrite, Shia, Rafazi,
Khaarijite, Qadiani, Ghair-Muqallid (Ahle Hadith), Tabligi, Deobandi, Maudoodi,
Tahiri, Ahle Quran (People of Quran), etc. which are totally out of Islam. Any
person who falsely claims to be the true Mahdi is misguided and a Faasiq. Any
person who says that Allah can lie, that the Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) knowledge are like those of animals, that the Prophet Muhammad
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not the Final Messenger, that the swearing of
the Sahaba does not make one a criminal, that the Prophet’s knowledge is less
than Shaitaan, etc. IS A KAAFIR (totally out of the folds of Islam). We should
not perform Salaah or associate with such persons as their companionship is
detrimental to our Imaan.