The extraordinary respect and honour shown to him by Buzrugaan-e- Kiraam and Awliya-e-Izaam of every spiritual order in spite of his young age; by them approaching him as with a Buzrug without formal introduction to him; the outmost consideration accorded to him and without prior meeting reposing total confidence in him are ostensible proofs of him being respected, honoured, loved and accepted. But, in reality its nature was something else, from which the veil was removed by Hazrat Moulana Gangohi’s (Rahmatullahi alaih) Khaleefa-e-Mujaaz, the emotional and ecstatic Buzrug, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Roshan Khan Saheb (Rahmatullahi alaih).
This was when Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi went to visit the said Buzrug at a time when he was preparing for his journey to the Aakhirat. After explaining his illness, unexpectedly he requested du’aa from Hazrat Thanwi emotionally and with tears in his eyes. He said: “Well! This is the state of my illness. Now you make du’aa for me that Allah Ta’ala makes my ending with Imaan. Allah Ta’ala has made you the Mujaddid of this century. May Allah Ta’ala cast light to this world through your faiz and barakaat and at your hands may He uproot customs and bid’aat.”



Hadhrat Maulana Ahraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) commenting on the Shaan (Dignity, Status and Splendour) of the Ulama-e-Haqq of his time, said:

“The Shaan of all our Buzrugs was incomparable and unique. In even their seemingly insignificant words there was Noor. It was indeed a wonderful and an astonishing era.

Eyes are now searching for (the likes) of our Buzrugs. From the latter part of 1295 Hijri until 1297 Hijri numerous Buzrugs had departed (from this dunya). Maulana Ahmad Ali Saahib, Molvi Ghauth Ali Saahib, Maulana Muhammad Qaasim Saahib, Maulana Abdul Hayy Saahib, etc. (Rahmatullah alayhim) have departed. But now, the field is totally barren.”

“The field is now totally barren”: That was almost one and a half centuries ago. While for us non-entities with our smattering of knowledge and spiritual bankruptcy, it was still an age in which there were numerous Ulama-e-Haqq and genuine Mashaaikh and Auliya to whom we refer to as ‘our Akaabir’, in the estimate of Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh), the world was barren. All the Ulama-e-haqq, Kaamil Mashaaikh and genuine Auliya had left the Dunya.

In his lament, Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) was merely echoing very feebly and mildly the harsh acquittal of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) on the very same issue. In this regard, our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“The Saalihoon are departing (swiftly, one after the other. Then will remain only the HUFAALAH such as the chaff of barley or wheat. Allah will have no concern whatsoever for them.”

Hufaalah: In the context of the Hadith it means flotsam, jetsam, rubbish, dirt and waste matter. It refers to the scoundrel ulama-e-soo’ – to those who masquerade as reformers of the Deen and leaders of the community – to the munaafiqoon who dig the foundations of the Deen in deeni guise – to the bogus sheikhs of fake sufi’ism operating bogus khaanqas such as the khaanqah in Lenasia.

In another Hadith Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described future Muslims, in general, as GHUTHA:

“Then a time will dawn…when you will be GHUTHA (RUBBISH) such as the ghutha of floodwaters. Allah will eliminate fear for you from the hearts of your enemies, and He will cast WAHAN in your hearts.”

A Sahaabi asked for the meaning of wahan. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Love for the dunya and aversion for Maut.”

These are the diseases of Muslims, of the so-called ulama, buzrugs and the masses, hence there is no surprise in the calamties settling on the Ummah. The humiliation which Muslim bootlickers of the kuffaar suffer under the grinding and crushing boots of the kuffaar is a fitting punishment of Allah Azza Wa Jal for us. The Yahood and Nasaara are not blameworthy for the so-called ‘zulm’ in Palestine, Kashmir, Syria, Iraq, etc., etc. They are merely small cogs in the Divine Scheme of Allah Azza Wa Jal. It is He Who has harnessed his kuffaar servants to mete out the appropriate compensation to Muslims for their treachery.

When the world was barren of Ulama-e-Haqq and genuine Buzrugs even 150 years ago, what shall we understand and conclude from the RUBBISH who parade themselves as ulama today? In this class of HUFAALAH predicted by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) are the likes of Reverend Abraham Bham, Menk, Solly Ravat, Solly Moolla, Khataani, MJC carrion halaalizers, SANHA carrion molvis, Taqi the riba and picture-halaalizer, almost all the sheikhs and molvis of madaaris and Deeni institutions, Tabligh Jamaat molvis, etc., etc.

We are in the age described by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) as the ‘forlorn era’:

“Islam commenced forlorn (without friend and helper). Soon will it return to the state it was when it had begun. Therefore, congratulations for the Ghuraba.”

The ‘Ghuraba’ are the small group of Ulama-e-Haqq and those Muslims who hold aloft the Standard of Haqq, fighting the moron hordes of savages of baatil and satanism. They cling to the Haqq most tenaciously. We are in the age about which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Then there shall dawn an age when the one who holds on to the Sunnah will be like one who holds on to a burning coal.”

About this tiny group of the Haqq, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“There will ever remain a (tiny) group of my Ummah fighting on the Haqq until the Day of Qiyaamah. Those who oppose them or who do not aid them will not be able to harm them.”

4 Shawwaal 1444 – 25 April 2023


“In Islam the meaning of Ilm (Knowledge), is Uloome-Ma‟aad (the Knowledge of the Abode of Return), i.e. the Knowledge necessary for success and salvation in the Aakhirah. This is the Knowledge of the Qur‟aan, Hadith and Fiqah (the Knowledge of the Shariah). It is termed the Knowledge of Ma‟aad because we on earth are on a journey which was initiated in Jannat which is our true and original Home. Just as our Progenitors/Ancestors Hadhrat Aadam (alayhis salaam) and Hadhrat Hawwaa (alayhas salaam) were created in Jannat, so too was all mankind created in Jannat. After the creation of Hadhrat Aadam (alayhis salaam), Allah Ta‟ala extracted all the arwaah (souls) of the entire mankind in the form of infinitesimal creatures, and took the Pledge of Obedience from them. With Hadhrat Aadam‟s descent to earth, his entire progeny was also transferred from Jannat to earth. It is therefore imperative to acquire that Ilm which is necessary for a safe journey back Home. Secular knowledge or only knowledge of the Arabic language is wholly inadequate. Similarly, one who acquires the Knowledge of Ma‟aad but does not submit to it or he distorts and changes it (with baatil interpretation), is like the Kuffaar of Makkah. There is no difference between him, Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab.” (Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi)



The following are a few statements pertaining to women’s education taken from the works of Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullah alayh):


The Harms of Secular Education Especially for Women

Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullah alayh) states:

“Modern education is not education at all but rather a system to make people ignorant. It is extremely detrimental to women in particular. In fact, it is even worse than ignorance because ignorance does not have the serious detriments that this form of education has. A child needs to be taught from childhood. It is unfortunate that people in the cities impart modern education to their children from childhood, as a result of which the effects and repercussions of this education permeate every tissue of the child. Thereafter, no other form of education is found to have an effect on the child.

The example of little girls is like a soft pliable branch which will dry up, harden and remain for life in whichever position it is stuck in the ground. When a child is indoctrinated with a new system of education, she is taught a new culture, a new mode of dressing and a new way of life. The child then becomes fixed in this lifestyle and cannot be reformed in the future…”

It is truly tragic that a great natural quality is being corroded. One will notice in the rural areas that when even a street sweeper or another menial worker is addressed by a man, she will turn her face away and reply by using signs e.g. if he asks for directions, she will merely point him in the right direction. If she is forced to reply verbally, she would be very brief and curt without using soft tones – like a person who is forced to talk. People in rural areas possess natural traits because there is nothing in their societies that would alter these.

Modesty is a natural trait in women. It is also an inherent quality within women to avoid the company of strange men and to avoid all such talk and deeds that may lead to mutual attraction or drawing close each other. This is in fact the teachings of the Shari’ah. A study of the Qur’aan will reveal that a woman should behave in such a manner with strange men that her behaviour breeds aversion instead of affinity and love. Instructing women, Allaah Ta’aala states: “Do not speak in soft tones.”

The Shari’ah conforms perfectly to the human’s natural disposition. However, it is tragic to note that people have drifted very far from natural human traits and regard evil as virtue. Modern secular education has needlessly led to people being captivated by useless subjects, ideologies and passions that have assumed the status of obsessions. May Allaah save us from this…

The best and easiest method is that a man acquires knowledge and then imparts the same to the women at home. If a man is not learned, he should make inquiries from the Ulema and then verbally pass these on to the women. Allaah has made Deen so easy and accessible that it can be acquired by mere speaking and listening._

The least that you can do is to fix a time when you should regularly read to the women books in Urdu (i.e. in one’s home language) which contain the various injunctions of Deen. However, the book should first be sanctioned by a reliable Aalim. If this is not possible, one should ask about the relevant injunctions from Ulema and verbally transmit these to the women at home….(The essence of the matter is that) Husbands should teach their wives because when even one woman becomes learned she can educate many others.”

(At-Tableegh, Vol 7 pg 73, 79, 80…)


Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullah alayh) states:

“The ruling with regard to two factors has become apparent from the foregoing discussion. Both of these factors are spreading very rapidly at present. One of these is the establishment of public schools for girls. Just like the public madrasahs, girls of various nationalities, classes and mentalities interact with each other on a daily basis. Despite the fact that the teachers may be Muslim, and the girl is transported privately and remains in a place where she is secluded from men, have we not seen and experienced what a great effect took place on the character of girls who attend these institutions?

This interaction has often proved to melt away the innocence of a girl. If the teacher happens to be a person with radical views and licentious behaviour, the example will be like keeping sweet delicate fruit with Karela (a bitter vegetable that tends to rapidly spoil others).

The other disturbing factor is when Muslim girls are placed under the care and tutelage of a female missionary (or any other female teacher with incorrect morals), either on a daily or weekly basis, who uses the excuse of teaching some subject or skill to mix with the girls. Neither is a girl’s chastity nor her Imaan safe in this situation…

The education imparted these days through the schools and madaaris are fatally poisonous. I am not in favour of girls madrasahs even though they are under the supervision of Ulema.

Based on experience, I would say that this should never ever be adopted. If you do not take heed to my word, you will have great regrets afterwards.

Forsake the schools and madaaris and teach your girls at home. If you can impart Arabic education to them, SubhaanAllaah (it is a good thing). Otherwise, a basic Urdu education is sufficient. At the end of one of my discourses titled “Huqooqul Bayt”, I have deliberated upon the subject in detail. It is worth studying the same.”

(Islaah Inqilaab)


Emphasising the fact that this view was the overwhelming norm amongst men of reputable standing, Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullah alayh) states:

“Respectable men have never favoured female educational institutions. Muslim females have generally been literate throughout the ages, but they received their education at home. They never attended educational institutions. By receiving her education at home, no harm can come to a girl because the teacher is pious, the girl is conscious of remaining aloof from male company and she receives her education in a secluded environment.

Experience has proven that schooling is extremely detrimental. Why is this so? People tend to ask about what can cause harm when the girls are transported to school in private vehicles and the schools are particular about segregating the sexes? I cannot pinpoint the reason for this, but experience has proven that girls’s schooling is extremely detrimental. It leads to refractory behaviour, permissiveness and an aversion for veiling.

The greatest attribute of a woman is modesty, which is the key to all virtue. Without modesty no good can be expected from a woman and no evil is farfetched. The hadith is clear: “When you have lost modesty, do as you please.”

(Huqooqul Bayt)

At another place, Maulana Thanwi (rahmatullah alayh) states:

“The question of female education is indeed most perplexing. We have noticed that evils always surface wherever girl’s madrassahs are established. Amorous glances are often exchanged and illicit talk is also common. Such incidents are becoming so widespread that even the elderly have become opposed to female education. However, this stance is wrong because this situation does not reflect a fault in female education, but in the administrators of the institutions concerned and the mode of instruction.

The underlying cause of the evils prevalent is the interaction with men. At the time of enrolment and examinations, mature girls come before the secretary and a panel of examiners. This causes hearts to flutter and gazed to stare, which is a grave matter. I would urge secretaries to avoid such situations.”

(Islaahul Yataama)


Shaykh Thanwi (rahmatullah alayh) states:

“The safest way of teaching girls is the method that has been employed since times bygone. This method entails that two or four girls (i.e. a few) gather to learn at a convenient venue. As far as possible, a female teacher who is prepared to teach without remuneration should be appointed to teach because her teaching will have more Barakah (blessings). However, there will be no harm done if a salary has to be paid. If such a female teacher is unavailable, a male of the household should teach them.”

(Islaah Inqilaab)

Maulana Thanwi (rahmatullah alayh) states:

“With regard to the question of female education, if the man of the house is educated, he should teach the girls. Otherwise, if the lady of the house has the relevant knowledge, she should teach. If this is also not possible, the services of other pious women may be employed…

The easiest method of teaching women who are unable to read and write is to tell them a few relevant injunctions of Deen, principles of belief, pieces of advice and read to them some incidents of the pious from a book. Insha Allaah, it will not be long before they become educated without being literate…

You should read books of Deen to your family. If not for a longer period, you should read to them for at least fifteen or twenty minutes a day. However, when you are reading do not see who is listening and who is not, and who is practising and who is not. You do what you are supposed to do.

Start teaching them and continue reading every day even though everyone does not leave their places and come closer and they are all sitting scattered. Many people have reported that reformation has taken place by merely reciting from a book. Is the name of Allaah and His Nabi ﷺ less effective than a delicacy? If a delicacy affects the mouth by making it fill with water, will the names of Allaah and His Nabi ﷺ not produce an effect?”

(Huqooquz Zaujain)
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“Enjoin people towards righteous deeds and prohibit them from wrong-doing (i.e. breaking of Allah’s sacred Laws as clarified ONLY by the Salaf-us-Saaliheen and upheld by the Fuqaha for 1400 years). Otherwise, Allah will place in authority over you the worst of people amongst you (e.g. Bashar Assad, Sisi, Burmese Monks, Modi, Trump, Boris etc). Then the most pious amongst you will do Du’a, but their Du’as will not be answered.” (Authentic Hadeeth)


Q.    A shaikh who follows the tareeqah of Hadhrat Maulana Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh), but who is not  an Aalim, encourages females to attend university. He also invites women to attend his majaalis. He says that Hadhrat Thanvi also used to give bayaans to women. He points out that there are many benefits for women in his talks. Are his views  valid?

A. Regardless of the  perceived ‘benefits’ of the majaalis for females, it is not permissible to lure women from their homes to attend gatherings of any kind whatsoever. There is benefit in liquor and gambling as well. Everything on earth has both benefits and harms, advantages and disadvantages. Our criterion is the Shariah. The Fuqaha have emphasized this prohibition with clarity on the basis of the prohibition of females attending the Musjid despite the fact that  during the era of our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) women were allowed to attend the Musjid.

The shaikh sahib lacks foresight and baseerat. Assuming that Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) did have  majaalis for women, then too, it in no way whatsoever cancels what the Fuqaha have ruled. The personal  amal  of Hadhrat Maulana Thanvi  does not abrogate any tenet of the Shariah. The  personal practice of Hadhrat Thanvi may not be presented as a daleel for  an act which is in conflict with the Shar’i view  which has reached us from the age of the Sahaabah.

A conflicting view/practice of an accepted Aalim/Wali shall be given a suitable interpretation, if possible, to reconcile it with the Shariah. If such an interpretation is not possible, it shall be set aside and not propagated   nor acted on. But never is it permissible to cite it as a daleel for any practice  which is in conflict with the Shariah.

The argument of “women would also come to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)” was better understood by the Sahaabah and the Aimmah Mujtahideen. Despite their awareness, they decreed that it is not permissible for women to emerge from their homes to participate in even the best and noblest gathering, namely, the Fardh Salaat, and at the best and noblest venue, namely the Musjid.

    We  are not aware  if women would attend the majaalis of Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh). Nevertheless, the final word is the Shariah, not the amal of any Wali/Buzrug/Mufti, which happens to be in conflict with the Shariah.

Even if there are separate facilities, women may not attend any majaalis. Furthermore, in our present age, almost all the women are able to read and write. There is literature available in abundance for Islamic learning. Almost all of them are experts with the computer. They write to Ulama for masaa-il. We as well as other Ulama receive innumerable letters from females on Deeni issues.


The Seerah & Plagues

In a world where the life of Rasulullah ﷺ is sold cheaply, in an environment where Seerah is the name given to programs but devoid of all realities of the Seerah. Everything against the teachings of Rasulullah ﷺ.

Closure of the holy places where illumination descends in abundance and when it was opened, gaps which Rasulullah ﷺ warned of, was the order of the day. How then can we expect the desired results?

This drops in the heart an important question, how did the Ulama of the past prevent plagues from entering their areas? At this juncture you have to highlight the fact that they put more trust in the Seerah of Rasulullah ﷺ. Inviting Shaytaan was a no area zone and refuge was sought from the bloating nafs to indulge in something that is noble of this sort.

The answer to the question, is given in Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Rahmatullahi Alaihi’s Seerah book, “Nashrut-Teeb”.

“As a matter of fact, from the commencement of this treatise up till now, Rabee’uth Thaani 1329 Hijri, through the Fazl of Allah Ta’ala this town has been protected from every calamity in spite of this treatise being unpublished as yet. Moreover, there was a severe and lengthy outbreak of plague in all cities, towns and villages this year starting in most places after Ramadhaan. Now into its seventh month the pandemic has not yet cleared up, but by the Fazl of Allah Ta’ala here [in Thanabawan, the residence of the compiler Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali, Rahmatullahi alaih] there was no effect whatsoever.

From the onset I was certain that there would be no plague here. Now after observation I disclose that my notion of it (this treatise] having this barkat proved to be correct. I, therefore, trust as well that should this treatise be published then wherever it (i.e. its recitation] becomes a practice in the Sunnat Way, Insha Allah, there complete calm and peace will prevail. More than this it rests upon the individual’s faith. In a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi it is stated:

“I am according to what My bandah thinks of Me.”

This is how they would seek to solve problems!

The Seerah & Plagues


Posted on Tue 20 December 2022

The following anecdote from the Malfoothaat of Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) should serve as an eye-opener and a Naseehat for such husbands who spitefully withhold Talaaq despite the total breakdown of the Marriage precluding the possibility of reconciliation.

Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) said:

Huqooqul Ibaad (the Rights of People) are of utmost importance and gravity. A man came here with the intention of Ta’leem and Talqeen (that is, for self-reformation and spiritual progress). I asked him about the arrangement he has made for his wife during his planned absence. He said that she is presently staying with her parents.

Later it transpired that there was discord between them, hence she left to stay with her parents, and that she is insisting on Talaaq. I then said to this person: “Since she insists on Talaaq, why are you imprisoning her? It is imperative to resolve this issue. If she refuses to live with you, then issue Talaaq (as she insists). Go and issue Talaaq, then come.” He went back home. After resolving the issue by giving her Talaaq which she demanded, he returned. Now he was able to engage himself in the objective (of Tasawwuf) with peace of mind.”

(End of Hadhrat Thanvi’s malfooth)

A similar anecdote pertains to Hadhrat Maulana Ya’qoob (Rahmatullah alayh) who was an Ustaadh of Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh). The wife of one of his mureeds demanded Talaaq. She accused her husband of zulm, etc. When Hadhrat Ya’qoob (Rahmatullah alayh) investigated the matter and had ascertained the correctness of the wife’s demand, he physically beat his mureed who was a well-known Maulana. He compelled his mureed to issue Talaaq. (Note: It may have been another one of our Akaabireen Ulama, not Maulana Ya’qoob. This anecdote was also acquired from the Malfoothaat of Hadhrat Thanvi).

Numerous husbands refuse to issue Talaaq despite the fact of the total collapse and breakdown of the marriage, and even when there is no possibility of reconciling due to the adamancy of the wife in her demand for Talaaq.

Whether she is right or wrong in her demand is another issue. The immediate concern is the fact that the marriage has ended for all practical purposes. She has developed an extreme abhorrence for her husband, and in most cases the husband is responsible for such abhorrence. However, acting like an atheist, completely oblivious of Allah Ta’ala and the Reckoning of the Aakhirat, the husband resolves to acquit himself with venomous spite. He should understand that with his haraam and stupid action he is cutting his nose to spite his face.

Sometimes years wile away in separation, but the man refuses to release the wife from the marriage which has in reality practically terminated long ago. Flogging a dead horse is unintelligent and also sinful. It is incumbent that in such cases of irreconcilability, the man should release the woman honourably with Talaaq.

Furthermore, if she was not guilty of infidelity, then when parting, he should in addition to Talaaq, laud her with gifts to end the sad saga amicably and honourably.

Tablighis too should understand that they are guilty of grave injustice when they go on their four month and one year tablighi stints without making adequate arrangements for the family at home. They will have to answer to Allah Ta’ala for their zulm. Such tabligh which brings about violation of huqooq and zulm is Haraam.

25 Jamaadil Ula 1444 – 20 December 2022

The Importance of Punctuality on Salaah

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

When a person is punctual upon performing his five daily salaah, then he acquires a special noor (light) in his heart, and the effect of this noor then becomes visible on his face.On the contrary, when a person neglects performing his five daily salaah, then his heart is filled with darkness, and the effect of this darkness is then visible on his face.In actual fact, when one neglects performing salaah, then it is as if there is a fire that is burning within him. The smoke of this burning fire affects his inner and outer condition (i.e. his heart and face) as it causes darkness to cover both.The result of the heart being blackened is that it no longer is able to perceive any feeling of disgust or detest for sins such as bribery, speaking lies, slandering people, stealing people’s land and property, taking loans and thereafter denying the loan to avoid repayment, casting lustful glances at women and young lads, adopting the culture and ways of the Christians (Jews and other kuffaar) and many other such evils.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/121)



I had contemplated to compile a treatise consisting of all new developing trade and commerce scenarios of this era, and their consequential Shar‟i Ahkaam (Rulings), and to name the compilation Hawaadithul Fataawa. I had planned that traders and all those connected to trade and commerce should explain their respective dealings, contracts and concepts pertaining to trade and commerce. I did publicize this intention, however, no one had co-operated. Nevertheless, I did of my own accord, prepare a concise treatise on this subject. But due to its conciseness, it is inadequate. Despite this, at least it will become known from a perusal of this concise treatise that for all new developments, expediencies and contingencies the Shar‟i rulings are all to be found in the expositions of the Fuqaha. They had formulated such principles which embrace all new developments.
This was the wonderful karaamat (miracle) of those illustrious Souls.
Our Comment
In the final analysis, the Decree of Allah Ta‘ala prevails. Since Allah Ta‘ala did not will the contemplated Treatise of Hadhrat to become a reality, it did not materialize. The decrees of Allah Ta‘ala are saturated with wisdom. If Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) had succeeded in his wish to compile what he had contemplated, it would have become problematic for the Ulama-eHaqq of our current era. This is so, because Hadhrat Thanvi‘s formulation of the Ahkaam would have been based on either grossly insufficient information or gross misinformation. The traders would have presented their personal understanding of trade dealings and contracts, and Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) would have issued his Fataawa on such shaky basis dangling on the precipice of butlaan. A typical example is Hadhrat Thanvi‘s fatwa of permissibility of dealing in ‗shares .When the question of shares was posed to Hadhrat, he called a trader from Saharanpur to explain to him what exactly are ‗shares‘. The poor trader who was ignorant in this field proffered an explanation on the basis of which Hadrat Thanvi concluded that it was a valid Shirkat (Partnership). What we are mentioning is not our mere understanding, but was confirmed by Hadhrat Maulana Masihullah (Rahmatullah alayh) who had very carefully perused and studied our Fatwa on the impermissibility of shares after the Ulama of Mia‘s Farm had complained to him regarding our stance of impermissibility. Hadhrat Masihullah (Rahmatullah alayh) said to this writer: ―In fact, Hadhrat Thanvi had also purchased some shares. But this is an issue which depends on constantly surfacing facts.‖ At this juncture of the conversation, Hadhrat Masihullah (Rahmatullah alayh) concurred with the correctness of our Fatwa. Furthermore, Hadhrat Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan Gangohi (Rahmatullah alayh) had also concurred with our Fatwa. But the compilers of his Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah deemed it brilliant to exclude this particular Fatwa from the collection of his Fataawa. When true fear for Allah Ta‘ala is lacking, then the nafs advises suppression of the Haqq, but the Haqq will not remain long suppressed. It must necessarily surface and in the words of the Qur‘aan: ―Smash out the brains of baatil.‖
Thus, it was a Bounty of Allah Ta‘ala for us of this era that Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) was not permitted by Divne Decree to give practical effect to his contemplation. If he had succeeded, then today all these molvis of soo‘ and baatil preponderating the globe would have quoted him as the final authority just as they are today citing the glaring errors of Mufti Taqi Sahib as daleel for the ‗permissibility‘ of haraam pictography, haraam riba, etc.
Our Akaabir Ulama of decades ago were disadvantaged by the fact that for any new development of the West they were generally reliant on Zindeeqs professing to be Muslims, for information and explanation. These university products with their donkey qualifications, either intentionally or due to their own ignorance, would misinform the Akaabir Ulama. Since our Senior Ulama were not versant in English, they were constrained to rely on the warped conceptions and misinformation fed to them by modernist Muslim doctors, professors, traders and the like.
Alhamdulillah! Thumma Alhamdulillah! We are not languishing in the same kind of disadvantage of our Akaabir Ulama. Allah Ta‘ala has adequately equipped us to understand and nullify the avalanche of baatil which the modernist zanaadaqah are peddling. Today their baatil is supported by even molvis and sheikhs who have betrayed Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasool, and the Ummah for the sake of the miserable dollars they earn for churning out fatwas of jawaaz (permissibility) for haraam products.
Allah Ta‘ala has therefore made us independent of all these modernist morons who can no longer get away with the bamboozling shenanigans with which they used to trick and deceive the Akaabir Ulama of decades ago. Doctors, lawyers, scientists and experts
in all spheres of mundane life can no longer bamboozle the Ulama-e-Haq whom Allah Ta‘ala has made independent by granting them the requisite intellectual foundation to administer the Haq and to degrade the modernist zanaadaqah from their heights of hubris. This Haq will be perpetuated until the Day of Qiyaamah. Its Call will always remain loud, clear and it will overwhelm the combined forces of all the Agents of Dajjaal and Iblees. Giving us this assurance,

Allah Ta‘ala states in the Qur‘aan Majeed:
“The Haq has arrived and baatil has vanished, for verily, baatil (by its very nature) must vanish.”
(Mujlisul Ulama)