By Shaykh Salman al-Husayni al-Nadwi
Translated by Abu Salih Mu’adh Khan
Foreword: Mawlana Shaykh Salman al-Nadwi – well-known scholar, orator, da’i – has responded to Mawlana Asghar Ali Imam Mahdi – chief of Markaz Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind – concerning his praises of the Saudi regime. This response by the respected Shaykh al-Nadwi had appeared in the Indian Urdu daily Inquilab 31 December 2013 and titled as Da’wat Mubahilla. What follows is a translation from the original Urdu.
I had the (dubious) pleasure of reading the praise of (Maulana) Asghar Imam Mahdi towards Saudi regime. It reminded me of this verse of the Qur’aan:
تَشۡتَرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِى ثَمَنً۬ا قَلِيلاً۬
[2:41] and part not with My revelations for a trifling price
Respected Sir, you claim that Saudi Government is established upon Qur’aan and the Sunnah?
All of the Ulamah of Saudia who are not Government employees or loyal to the throne differ with you! 56 of these Ulamah have clearly and publicly issued a ruling in this regard and we are familiar with it that Al-Saud has committed a reprehensible crime by removing the Islam friendly regime and replacing it with a Pro-Israel Anti-Islamic Government. The statements of well known Salafi Ulamah of Egypt such as Shaykh Hassan (HA), Shaykh Ishaq Al-Huwayni (HA), Shaykh Hussain Yaqoob (HA), Shaykh Abdul-Khaliq (HA) and many others are also exposing your lies, deceit and fabrications.
The crimes of the Al-Saud on the Syrian front should be investigated in the light of statements of independent Ulamah, in fact the statement of Saudi Ulamah like Shaykh Al-Arifi (HA), Shaykh Safar Al-Hawali (HA) and Shaykh Aidh Al-Qarni (HA) are enough to expose the duplicity of Saudi regime. Who is supporting the Houthis in Yemen, ask the Yemeni Ulamah? Who is entertaining Zine El Abidine Ben Ali the enemy of Islam from Tunis? And who is thwarting attempts in Tunisia of implementing Shariah? Ask the Tunisian Scholars!
I want all those who support and praise Saudi regime to ponder over the statements of 56 Saudi Ulamah and others and to discuss whether Saudia is ruled by Qur’aan and Sunnah or not? Are their policies in accordance to Qur’aan and Sunnah or not? And we will accept whatever is the outcome!
I opnely invite all Salafees, Ahl-e-Hadeeth Ulamah for a Mubahala on the issue of despicable removal of Islamic regime in Egypt, to thwart the Islamic revolution in Syria, Yemen and Tunisia. This regime is involved in the most heinous crimes and their policies have nothing to do with Qur’aan and Sunnah but are extension of American and British policies.
I am willing for a Mubahila in front of millions in the Ramlila Maidan and I say:
- May the wrath and punishment of Allah (SWT) descend upon me if I am wrong
- May the wrath and punishment of Allah (SWT) descend upon you if you are wrong
This is an open challenge and I await your response. You so called Salafee and Ahl-e-Hadeeth Ulamah should get ready! If you are ready then I will ask the public to proceed to Ramlila Maidan and witness this. You should also ask for your supporters to come and join.
وَلَمَنِ ٱنتَصَرَ بَعۡدَ ظُلۡمِهِۦ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ مَا عَلَيۡہِم مِّن سَبِيلٍ
[42:41] And whoso defendeth himself after he hath suffered wrong – for such, there is no way (of blame) against them.
Inviter towards Allah (SWT)