Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Me Too Muhaddis

One regular irritation of modern times is the comment heard about the book Excellences of Actions (Faza-il-e-Aamal) by Hazrat Maulana Muhammed Zakaria Kandhalwi (RA). Too many people have been finding faults in it and for far too many times. "I have pointed out that this book contains week traditions", you'll often hear. An answer, in a figurative manner, can be given by a rough translation of an Urdu proverb: "The horse was being fitted with shoes, the froglet raised her leg!" In reality these people have pitted their pride, ignorance, arrogance and miserable attitude not against the said book but against the Prophetic Traditions themselves. Any way a scholarly answer is needed in this case and by the Grace of Lord Most High the scholars are doing their work. May Lord Most High fortify them. Here is an answer to above mentioned calumny.