Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
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I am getting seriously concerned about the impact (and cult like following) of Shaykh (Mufti) A.S. Desai (HA).
I am a great admirer of Hazrat (HA) and his enthusiasm for the Haqq, nevertheless I as a nobody find some of his writings devoid of Academic rigour so I approached a well known Mufti. After personal discussions with him it affirmed my initial findings.
The laymen and even some of the knowledgeable ones don’t seem to be making a distinction between:
- Being harsh and being insulting
- Being harsh and being stubborn
In my humble and limited opinion due to the reach of the Internet if other Deobandi (Ulamah) don’t counter some of the opinions being propagated it will (continue to) cause damage to the Deobandees on an enormous scale.
The thoughts came to my mind after a meeting with a well know UK Brother who has done a lot of work in propagating Hazrat’s work (Masha’Allah) but it was clear to me that despite being an intelligent and rational individual he really can’t see the repercussions of some of the writings.
What is being propagated as a beacon of ultimate refutation is nothing but substandard tittle-tattle!
What also concerned me seriously is the condition of a brother on this forum who has been categorically shown the position of the Hanafi Madhab and the UNANIMOUS position of Deobandi Ulamah on an issue and yet he chooses to ignore all of that in favour of lone opinion of Shaykh (Mufti) A.S. Desai (HA).
This is really Taqleed (of an individual to the next level). Shaykh (Mufti) A.S. Desai (HA) should be given every bit of respect and reverence which he deserves due to his knowledge, old age, Seniority etc...Nevertheless where his opinions are simply wild conjectures and actually insulting (not harsh but insulting) Ulamah should politely and respectfully counter them.
I am very seriously concerned about this phenomenon.
I am SHOCKED about some of things being said by Hazrat (HA) and his followers on the Internet...the limits of basic human decency are being crossed, the Academic rigour was not necessarily there to begin with!