Janab Ashraf Ali Thanvi has translated the words thus: "And remind them of the affairs of ALLAH Ta’ala"(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 ALLAH. This, because authentic commentators like Ibne Abbas, Mujaahid, and Qataadah (Radiyal Laahu Anhum) hold the Days of ALLAH to mean the days on which ALLAH`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 ALLAH 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 ALLAH`s blessings". Mahmood Hasan Deobandi translates the words "Aiy-yaamil-Laah" as "Days of ALLAH", while Ashraf Ali Thanvi has rendered it as "Almighty ALLAH`s affairs" and by Abdud Daa`im Deobandi Nadvi as "ALLAH`s blessings". (The word "(Ta’ala)" 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 ALLAH be pleased with them), the words "Aiy-yaamil-Laah" mean "ALLAH`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 ALLAH?
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 ALLAH 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 ALLAH" 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 "Aiy-yaamil-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 ALLAH", 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 ALLAH" 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 ALLAH" 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 ALLAH 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 ALLAH" (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 ALLAH, the holy Prophet, as the day when ALLAH 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 ALLAH`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 ALLAH". All men of Faith believe these days to be the "Days of ALLAH".