Deobandi Fabrication in Al- Qawl al-badi' fi al-salat 'ala al-habib al-shafi'


Original Artcile by: Muhaqqiq Khaleel Ahmed Rana [May Allah preserve him]

English Translation and edition: Abdullah Sabri Chisti

All praise is for Allah, Lord of all the worlds, and blessings and peace upon His servant Sayyiduna Muhammed (sall-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), upon his family, his companions, his wives and those who follow them for the best until the Day of the judgment.


Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Rahman al-Sakhawi [ died 902 AH] was one of the foremost student of student of Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani. He was a a great jurist, historian, and hadith master.

Imam Sakhawi wrote Al- Qawl al-badi' fi al-salat 'ala al-habib al-shafi' [The commendable doctrine concerning the sending of blessings upon the beloved intercessor] a book which deals with virtues of sending salawat upon the beloved prophet [ sal allahu alayhi wa sallam].

This book has been translated into urdu by deobandis and published by :

Idara al qaran wa uloom al islamiyah ,

437 T garden East,

Nazad sabeel Chowk,


The book has been edited by Raziudeen Ahmed Fakhree.

There might be many fabrication present in this deobandi version, Here we will highlight two such fabrication.

Fabrication No 1

Imam Sakhawi [ Rh] narrates from Abu Bakr bin Mohammed that while he was near Abu Bakr bin Mujahid, Shaykh al mashaykah Shibli [ Rd] arrived. Abu Bakr bin Mujahid stood , hugged and gave a kiss on the forehead of Shibli [rd]. I said [ to Abu Bakr Mujahid]” My master, you give so much respect to Shibli , while you and the scholars of Baghdad consider him to be insane”?

He replied ‘ I have done what I have seen prophet [ sal allahu alayhi wa sallam] doing”.

Then he narrated his dream in which he saw prophet [ sal allahu alayhi wa sallam] kissing the forhead of Shibli . Upon my query ( for this much love from prophet), prophet [ sal allahu alayhi wa sallam] replied that after every salah Shibli recites “laqad jaa-akum rasuulum min anfusikum ( till the end . Quran sura 9) and after this Shibli recites “Sallallahu alaika ya mohammed , Sallallahu alaika ya mohammed , Sallallahu alaika ya mohammed ( sal allahu alayhi wa sallam)

[ This can be seen in Arabic online Pdf edition , page 173]

Deobandi Translator has ommited this “ Ya” from the urdu translation , because this is “shirk” as per deobandi cult belief.

Fabrication No 2

Imam Sakhawi writes “ the practice of reciting salawat and salam upon prophet[ sal allahu alayhi wa sallam] was started by the command of Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi [rh]. When Hakin bin Azeez was killed , his sister orderd that salawat be sent upon her son and then upon Khulafa.Sultan Ayyubi stopped this practice and orderd salawat to be sent upon prophet after adhan.

Little further Imam Sakahwi writes

“ the truth is , this act is a good innovation ( biddah al hasanah) and the one who will do this will get rewards for this”

[Page 192, pdf e edition]

Deobandi translator has ommited the word” hasanah”(good) and has just written “ biddah”. He has completely ommited the next statement (the one who will do this will get rewards for this)

By doing this fabrication deobandis tried to remove the evidence of sending salawat upon prophet [ sal allahu alayhi wa sallam) after adhan since ages.

This is the hatred of these deobandis towards salaat and salam.

Insha Allah more fabrications will be highlighted in future.

Abdullah Sabri Chisti

7th Zil Qadah 1430

27th Oct 2009

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