Hazrat Maulana Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri (Rehmat-Ullah-Alleh)
So many non-Muslims embraced Islam just
on having a look on the glaring and glorious face of Maulana Syed Muhammad Anwar
Shah Kashmiri. On the first glance on his face, non-Muslims used to say, if the
religious scholar of fourteenth century has such a charming face, how handsome and
beautiful would be the Prophet whom he is following.
Maulana Muhammad Anwar of Faisalabad (Loyal Pur) writes in his book “Kamalat-e-Anwari” (wonders of Anwar). Once Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri was waiting for train at railway station Wazirabad just before dawn. Pupils and followers of the Syed were around him. Meanwhile the Hindu stationmaster passed near them having a large lamp in his hand. On seeing the Syed, he stopped and started staring at his face. Then he spoke, “Of which religion he is the scholar, cannot be a false religion" and embraced Islam on his (Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah) hands. A similar incident happened in Punjab where a non-Muslim embraced Islam just on having a look on his bright face.
The most important aim of life of Hazrat Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri was to protect and conserve the honor and glory of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. His brilliant pupil Hazrat Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi says. Once the Syed went to Qadiyan. He was sitting in mosque very grieved. He sighed anguishly and said, Shafi! Our life has gone waste. How would we face the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) on the Day of Judgment? Mufti Muhammad Shafi says, I said, your students are spread and performing all over the world. The people all around are gaining from your knowledge. You are teaching and explaining the famous books of Hadith Bokhari & Muslim all the day long. You have written and compiled so many books. Even then, if you say that your life has gone waste then what would be our fate? The Syed said;
We kept on proving “AHNAF” to be the rightful sect of religion whereas Imam Shaafi (Rehmat-Ullah-Alleh) is also on the right path. We kept on discussing the notion about recitation of Faatiha while following Imam in prayer. Whereas protection and preservation of the honor and glory of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat is the most important of all.
It was often observed that whenever Maulana Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri had to name Ghulam Qadiyani during lessons or conversation, he would become wrathful and would name him (mirza) as cursed, wretched, vicious, doomed, mischievous eternal antagonist. After calling curses on him (mirza), he would repeat his (mirza) filthy words/sentences. Some of the attendants asked, “You are so gentle, kind, learned and well mannered, even then you are extremely upset and disturbed at the name of Ghulam Qadiyani". On this he said,
“I am sure that as to love the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) is an integral part of the faith, in the same way, to have enmity with the enemies of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) is an integral part of the faith. The doomed Mirza was the biggest foe of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and the concept of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. As much you project enmity with him by cursing him; to the same extent you will have proximity with the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). I behave this way because no one tolerates the foes of his father and no government tolerates its insurgents. Then how could I tolerate the foe of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam)".
In 1933, Maulana Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri addressed to a gathering in Jamia Mosque Bahawalpur. He said, Gentlemen! I had packed my luggage to go to Dabhail from Deoband. All of a sudden, I received a letter from Maulana Ghulam Muhammad, the Chief of Jamia, in which he had ordered me to reach Bahawalpur to bear witness in the case of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. Therefore, I postponed my journey to Dabhail and came to Bahawalpur thinking that my character roll is blank and black. May my journey to Bahawalpur for the sake of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) suffice for my escape? On listening to this all the people present in the mosque fell into screams. People were weeping and bewailing. He himself drowned in a strange state of extreme ecstasy.
At the end of speech, Maulana Abdul Hannan Hazarvi started narrating his honor, piousness, and glory. Hazrat Syed at once got up and said, he has said wrong. I am not so. Rather a stray dog is better than me. At least it pays back the inhabitants of the street and ward by barking on strangers and thieves. People are attacking the honor and glory of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) in our presence and we do not perform our duty being his slaves and followers. If we protect and guard the honor and grace of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam), we would be considered for intercession of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) on the Day of Judgment. If we do not or could not guard the honor of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam), we will be the culprits and worse than a dog.
After his historical statement in the legal case of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat in Bahawalpur court, the decision had to take some time. Hazrat Maulana Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri had to travel back to Dabhail. Therefore, he advised his pupils,
“If the decision is announced in my life, I shall listen to it myself. If it is announced after my death, the decision must be reported on my grave so that my soul is satisfied that Mirza and his followers have been declared infidels and renegades.
Maulana says, when this obscure (dark) intrigue broke out, it was such a great state of disaster and anxiety that I became restless and could not sleep at night for a long time. I had keen regret that “Qadiyani Nubuwwat” will cause such a deep breach in the religion of Islam, which would be difficult to curb. About six months passed in the same state of anxiety and restlessness. Then Almighty Allah revealed in my heart that soon this uproar and tumult will shed away and it will lose its vigor and grandeur. Therefore, after a long span of time, my restlessness shed away and I had tranquility (peace of mind).
Hazrat Maulana Shams-Ul-Haq Afghani says that Hazrat Maulana Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri (Rehmat-Ullah-Alleh) brought his cot to the compound of Jamia Mosque Deoband three days prior to his death. He gathered all the students, teachers, and administrative staff and addressed to them. He said,
I advise you all and especially those who have learnt Hadith from me (about 2000); if you all require absolution salvation and mediation of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) on the Day of Judgment, then you must work for the honor and glory of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. This is the best way of attaining mediation of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). To the extent you will have hatred for Mirza Qadiyani, to the same extent you will attain proximity to the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). This is so because enemy of the friend is your enemy; in the same manner as friend of the friend is your friend.
Once addressing to a gathering at Darul-Uloom Deoband, Allama Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah said,
“Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani is a scoundrel since eternity. To consider him more cursed than Satan is the integral part of faith. Satan confronted and opposed just one prophet. This rogue opposed all".
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