A couple of clowns in the UK have made videos attacking Alahazrat. These morons are incapable of reading plain Urdu, but they aspire to find fault with Alahazrat. One such clowron (clown+moron) is Abdul Haleem Deobandi.
This Deobandi tries to fault Alahazrat for saying “shab-bashi” / spending the night. He claims that Alahazrat has committed blasphemy. The passage in question is given below (Al-Malfuz):
The truth of the matter, is that Imam Zurqani did say what Alahazrat said – except that the Deobandi deliberately translated Alahazrat’s remarks in the worst possible manner, only to slander him. Otherwise, Alahazrat’s citing of Imam Zurqani is both demure and a flawless translation.
Imam Muhammad ibn Abdu’l Baqi al-Zurqani is famous for his sharh of Al-Mawahib al-Ladunniyyah of Imam al-Qastallani.
he was born in 1055 AH and passed away in 1122 AH. His father is also a famous Maliki scholar, Imam Abdu’l Baqi ibn Yusuf al-Zurqani, who is the exegete of Mukhtasar al-Khalil. Among other works of Al-Zurqani (the son) are: Anwar Kawakib Nahj al-Salik sharh Muwatta Imam Malik and Sharh al-Bayquniyah.
This Deobandi says that Imam Zurqani did not say it anywhere – but it can be found in the Sharh al-Mawahib, v8 / p358 as shown below.
But did he retract? Did he apologise? That can never be expected from Deobandis.
There are other mistakes in the Devbandi drivel. He says that they believe in the lives of prophets after their passing. But Thanawi said that their lives are not physical. This has led to an internal disagreement within Deobandis and there are two factions known as Hayati and Mamati Deobandis, even though all of them are soulless beings.
One can notice in the snippet below from Zurqani, that Imam Subki has said (and Zurqani has affirmed) that their lives are ‘haqiqiyah‘, meaning real and physical, and not just figurative.
In Al-Muhannad, Khalil Ahmad claimed that the life of prophets was ‘real’ and claimed that it was the position of his school (of Deoband) and its elders. He even mentioned Qasim Nanotvi’s book Aab e Hayat as proof of this claim. However, the truth is that most of their statements are patchy and unclear. Even in Muhannad itself, Khalil Ahmad obfuscated the issue by using a term “haqiqiyah barzakhiyyah” so they can wiggle out of any situation. Qasim Nanotvi’s book is rambling and one cannot tell his actual stand. He makes a statement in a tone that suggests affirmation, and then cites objections and provides proof for those objections with the same fervour. The art of equivocation at its finest. Ashraf Ali Thanawi in his Hifzu’l Iyman (which is infamous for the blasphemy, but unrelated to this issue) clearly said that the life of the Prophet sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam was ‘barzakhiyyah‘.
Khalil Ahmad Ambhetwi in his Al-Muhannad, p14: