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Appendix

 

The following is a heartfelt piece of writing and an abstract masterpiece by an author with a colourful mind, who presents unique examples, swims the ocean (of knowledge), gathers subtleties, is cognisant of the choicest fruits of the garden of eloquence and oratory, and is dominant over the contemporary poets, Muhammad Murtada Beg, known as Mirza Muchchu Beg ‘Ashiq (may Allah protect him).

Subhan Allah! Pure is that Independent Being who declared regarding the servants who sacrificed their lives for His beloved as:

 

رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوْا عَنْهُ

Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him.

 

and thereby manifested their lofty status. Pure is He who declared regarding all the enemies:

 

خَتَمَ اللّٰهُ عَلٰی قُلُوْبِهِمْ

Allah has set a seal upon their hearts.[1]

 

and thereby separating the good from the evil. True is that Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who sketched out the pattern of Caliphate and superiority with the hadith:

 

افضل الناس بعد النبى

The most superior person after the Nabi.

 

There is no obscurity. No doubt or misgivings remain for the searchers of the truth. His greatest achievement is that he secured the promise of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala to protect and safeguard His true din. I will now quote the saying of a pious man.

الهى و يا اكرم الاكرمين

الهى و يا احكم الحاكمين

و صل على شافع المذنبين

فصل على سيد المرسلين

و صل على صحبه الصالحين

فصل على اله الطاهرين

O my Allah and O the Most Just of those who show justice. O my Allah and O the Most Kind of those who display kindness.

Send salutations on the leader of the Messengers and send salutations on the intercessor of the sinners.

Send salutations upon his pure family and send salutations upon his noble companions.

 

After praising Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala and sending salutations on the leader of the Messengers salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, a bondsman who is drenched in sins, Muhammad Murtada, the lover of Nabi’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam family and the servant of his Sahaba radiya Llahu ‘anhum humbly presents the following before those searching for the truth.

Look at what has happened to the din of Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. From the very beginning up till this day, in fact up until Qiyamah, what did the enemies of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala desire and what do they still desire? To extinguish this burning light (of Islam) by blowing it off and to ignite the raging fire of anarchy and chaos. However, that divine light only glows and shines brighter. It does not get even a little dimmer. The enemy’s heart burns, his morale is broken and his efforts are wasted. What courage does falsehood have to move its tongue and not get slapped? No sooner does it rear its ugly head that it is repressed and crushed. It tried moving a few steps forward but fell to the ground. It tastes the dust every time and strikes its chest, mourning due to the pain and sorrow. For a thousand years now, how many skeletons were exposed and all their boasting was humbled.

In this confusing last age, there is no spare time from the worry of the world and the struggles for Hell. Not a thought about the Hereafter. It is the fourteenth century, close to Qiyamah. Very soon, everyone will be worrying about himself. The irony of it is that knowledge of dini aspects is like a dream, something that was impossible and unimaginable. But, this is just our evil imagination. The world is not empty of the men of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala.

The exhibition of this can be witnessed by studying this unanswerable book, the second part of Ayat Bayyinat, authored by the master of rational and narrational sciences, the helper of the din of Allah and His Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the leader of the theologists, the king of the debaters, master of the intricacies (of this subject), the honourable Nawab Muhsin al Dowlah Muhsin al Mulk Molana Sayed Muhammad Mahdi ‘Ali Khan, the valiant, pro-fighter, reliable and political leader.

Allah! What subtlety in his explanation and what solid formidable writing. Like an ocean with gushing waves. It is nothing but a sample of Allah’s subhanahu wa ta ‘ala greatness and divine assistance. Such a voluminous work in such a short space of time with elucidation and explanation. He left no stone unturned. He broke the opposition’s false ideologies with their own statements. One desires to salute the eloquence of his words. Although debating involves vulgarity and obscenity, yet he kept cool and composed and engaged with decorum. It is call magical words, i.e. to win the enemy over with the wand of sweet and pleasing words. Ma sha Allah! The lowest achievement of his pen is that he takes over every field he ventures in to. The beauty is that every claim is substantiated. It is to the point, condensed. Everything is unanswerable. Every word is chosen correctly. His eloquence is marvellous. Every subtle point of his can fill an office and the articulateness is beyond one’s capacity. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala is witness that the style of writing is complex. Intellect to such a level that he informs the opposition of the latter’s stance. Such a remarkable memory that everything is at his fingertips. This is only the blessings of the noble Sahaba radiya Llahu ‘anhum, not the work of some man from Qumm.

I cannot praise this book in this brief write up as the heart desires. Together with that, it is worthwhile saluting the efforts and struggles of the person who published it with the intention of benefitting everyone and to gain reward in the Hereafter, and not for any worldly motive. Who is that? The young pious boy, the prize of his family, hafiz of the Qur’an, my beloved and compassionate, ‘Abdul Wajid Khan. And the true successor chosen by Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala who is steadfast on the shari’ah of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, possessor of saintly and angelic qualities, the unique Janab Muhammad ‘Abdul Wahid Khan the administrator of Mustafa’i printing press — successor of Muhammad Mustafa Khan (May Allah grant him an abode in Jannat al Firdows). The second edition of volume 1 was printed and published with his permission in 1301 A.H which must have passed the eyes of those who have a fervour for din. Much attention and effort was put into the second volume but unfortunately a copy of it could not be attained. Sayed Muhammad Mumtaz ‘Ali, chief of Kalkatri Banaras town Sondela Awadh, made a concerted effort on Janab Munshi Sayed Barkat ‘Ali — head commissioner of Banaras pension office — who had a copy, obtained it from him and sent the original and copy to Hafiz ‘Abdul Wajid. The effort of Hafiz ‘Abdul Wajid is worthy of praise. He proof-read it and printed it with the author’s permission after editing it and making it reader friendly. In actual fact, the amount of effort Hafiz ‘Abdul Wajid contributed is no less than the amount of effort contributed by the author. All thanks belongs to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala who allowed this effort to come to completion and now the second volume has also been published. We make dua’ to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala for the author, those who made the publishing possible and those who endeavoured in its printing and publishing.

بمحمد و الہ الامجاد

عمر و اقبال و آبرو ہو زیاد

 May your life span, honour and dignity be increased

By the blessings of Muhammad and his noble family

 

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[1]  Surah al Baqarah: 7

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