Some Memoirs of Allaamah Ehsaan Elaahee Zaheer

Published 10th January 2003 

All Praise be to Allaah and salutation upon the noble Messenger, upon his
companions and his family

On Tawheed
Allaamah Ehsaan Elaahee Zaheer (Rahimahullaah) said, 
“The greatest benefit of tawheed
is that after accepting the belief of tawheed a person totally frees himself
from the fear of anything other than Allaah and he does not fear anything.
As the person with tawheed has certainty, as Allaah said,

“There is no deity except him, the giver of life and death.”

So life rests in his hands as well as death and no one other than him can
give us death nor can anyone give life. Whosoever has the belief that the
one in the grave in Gujraat or the one in Lahore can give us death then most
certainly they will not fear The Great One, Allaah, then who will they fear.
And as for those people who hold the belief that if all the universe was to
unite they would not be able to harm anyone except by the will of Allaah and
these people do not fear anything except Allaah.” (Qur’aan and Hadeeth
Conference, Siyaalkot, February 29th 1987)

The Methodology Of Ahlul-Hadeeth
Allaamah Ehsaan Elaahee Zaheer said, “If there is a methodology if this
world which is clear and straight without any defects or like the
methodology which the Messenger of Allaah (Sallaalhu Alayhee Wasalam) taught the companions
fourteen hundred years (1,400) ago, then it is only the methodology of the
Ahlul-Hadeeth and not any other methodology in this world today. It is only
this methodology that does not accept any kind of addition from anyone
whereas other methodologies have added the statements of their saints, of
their scholars of hadeeth, of their jurist or their holy people..

All praise be to Allaah that the Ahlul-Hadeeth have not added anything into
the religion nor have they ever accepted it and neither will they allow any
such additions to be made to the religion of Muhammad (Sallaalhu Alayhee Wasalam).” (Jaamia
Islaamiyyah LilBinaat, GeeTee Road Owkara, 6th May, 1985)

Allaamah Ehsaan Elaahee Zaheer said, “Oh brothers, we have never called
towards an individual nor do we call to a town or village nor to our major
scholars, we only call towards Allaah and Muhammad (Sallaalhu Alayhee Wasalam), and there is no
one more virtuous then him and nor will there be. Allaah does not allow an
equal to him in his tawheed nor does the Messenger of Allaah (Sallaalhu Alayhee Wasalam) consider
anyone to be equal to him in his prophethood, as without accepting them a
person has no Eemaan. The methodology of Ahlul-Hadeeth is straight and
clear, so I challenge you, show us one issue, any one issue in our
methodology that is contrary to the Sunnah, if so we will abandon it
immediately.” (Jaamia Thanayyah, Saahiwaal, 18th April 1984)

Allaamah Ehsaan Elaahee Zaheer said, “It is great pleasure for us that our
every word is not from us rather the centre of our beliefs and ideologies
are from the Book and the Sunnah. Ask any of the methodologies other than
the way of Ahlul-Hadeeth in this world today that whatever they say today is
it what the Messenger of Allaah (Saas) said. None of them can claim their
every word is from the Book and the Sunnah. There is no difference of
opinion on the Book of Allaah and the statements of Muhammad (Saas)
differences and disputes only arise when a third entity comes forward other
than the statements of Allaah and his Messenger (Sallaalhu Alayhee Wasalam). So we say openly in
comparison to the Book and the Sunnah any third opinion has not value. When
we mention Imaam Bukhaari, Imaam Muslim and other scholars of hadeeth then
this is not because they have said something of their own accord rather they
have conveyed the statements of the Messenger of Allaah (Saas) to us.

I have seen this in many arab countries that wherever the light of the Book
and sunnah has reached the Ahlul-Hadeeth are also there this is because
there is no other methodology more clearer, fine, radiant and bright as
clear as the methodology of Ahlul-Hadeeth.” (Jaamia Muhamadiyyah,
Gujranwala, 26th June, 1981)

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