Maslak-e-Aala Hazrat is not any innovated religion in the name of Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih. Really it is the same way which is well known amongst the Sunnis in the name of Maslak-e-Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at.
I have recently delivered a speech concerning this issue in Harare. I would like you to go over this speech which is available on the web.
Ja Nashine Mufti-E-Azam, Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari Qaadiri
Harare Lecture by Taajush Shariah, Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari Qaadiri
Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih never innovated any religion in his name. Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih has been awarded from ALLAH and His Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) for his dedication to serve Islam and reforms the practices of our Rasool (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). Therefore, ALLAH’S real Deen is introduced by the name of Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih, that’s why, Maslake Aala Hazrat is another name of Maslak-e-Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at.
There is not enough time to elaborate his teaching; however, I can compress all his thoughts and teachings in a few stanzas of his poetry which present the real faith and right beliefs of a real Muslim concerning the Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) as he says:
“Allah Ki Sar Ta Baa Qadam Shaan Hain Yeh,
Insaa Nahin Insaan, Woh Insaan Hain Yeh,
Quran To Imaan Batata Hai Inhein,
Imaan Yeh Kahta Hai Meri Jaan Hain Yeh”
I have come to explain what Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih says, indicating to His Revered and Very Esteemed Rasool (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) as he is looking at him. This is the Glory and Jalwa of ALLAH from head to bottom (feet). This is such a man that no man is like him.
Moreover, I have to say aforesaid quatrain of Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih comprises one more belief which is not spoken but it is understood easily through the indication “THAT IS AQIDA-E-HAZIR-O-NAZIR” which can be explained in English in this manner that our Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) is present everywhere, observing everyone by his knowledge and through his insight. That is why the Muslim is instructed while performing Namaaz to consider himself in the presence of Holy Prophet Muhammed (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) and to say with due respect, “As Salaam-0-Alaika Ya Ayyuhan Nabi, Wa Rahmatullahi-Wa-Barakatuhu”. If he is unable to look at his beloved Rasool (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam), he must believe that his Rasool (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) is alive and he is in front of him observing his actions and looking at the condition of his heart wherever he may be.
This way Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih guides Muslims how to believe the Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) and what is the right belief regarding the Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam)? One can realize himself through his Aqida that Muhammad (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) is quite unparallel, unique and peerless so nobody in the whole Creation can compare to Him. Quran calls on people to believe the Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) and calls him Imaan but Imaan states that the Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) is “my spirit.”
This is not only the teachings of Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih but also the teachings of Kalimah and it is the voice of every Muslim’s heart so now you can know who the real Muslims are? There in no real Muslim but Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at.
In this connection, I would like to recall some stanzas of Hazrat Hassan Ibn Sabit Radi Allaho Ta’ala Anhu, the great poet of the dawn of Islamic age. Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) used to lay down the pulpit for him and commanded him so many times to stand on the pulpit depending the Reverential Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) and communicated good news to Hazrat Hassan Ibn Sabit Radi Allaho Ta’ala Anhu stating “Roohul Qudus” Hazrat Jibraeel Alaihe Salaato Wasallam is defending him. As longer he is defending his Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam).
So the above-mentioned poet of the dawn of Islamic age Hazrat Hassan Ibn Sabit Radi Allaho Ta’ala Anhu, praising his revered Rasool (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) says, “Never an eye witnessed more glorious than you, women have never given birth to the virtuous than you, you have been created free from every blemish, you seem to be created as you wished.” Every one can know through these words that Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih is not alone in regard with his belief concerning Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam), in realistic manner he complies in his belief with the faith of Holy Companions of Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam), and it proves that this is the real manner to believe Rasool (Sallal-Lahu Alaihi Wassallam) and the beliefs of Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaat have been inherited from the companions of Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam). That’s why Aala Hazrat Rehmatullah Alaih says:
“Ahle Sunnat Ka Hai Beda Paar,
Ashaba Huzoor Najm Hai,
Aur Nau Hai Itrat Rasool Allah Ki”
i.e. “Ahle Sunnat are delivered at trust the companions of your excellence of the leading stars and your descendents are just like a boat for deliverance”
This sense is the derivation from a Hadith in which Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) has compared his companions with the stars that has likened his defendants with the boat of Hazrat Nooh Alaihi Salaam.
In the meantime, there are some people trying to represent Islam in a wrong way, actually, they are not representing Islam but they are only trying to deprive Muslims from the spirit of Islam, as they say, “Muhammad (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) is a man like others”. Unfortunately, they try to justify this wrong tenet by means of the verses of Holy Quran, Para (16) “Say you, apparently in facial outlook of a man, I am like you, I receive Revelation that your Allah is one”. (Al-Kahf: Verse 110).
In this verse, ALLAH has commanded His Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) only to state in a humble way that he is apparently like others. Meanwhile, he is clarifying the things which separate him from the mankind, stating that the revelation comes to him that your deity is one so whilst ALLAH has commanded only His Rasool (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) to make such a statement in a humble way, how can his believers dare to turn the simile and claim that they are like the Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam).
It would be a very irrespective attitude towards respected Rasool (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam). They believe one part of this verse, meanwhile they do not believe the other part i.e. “I receive Revelation” (Al-Kahf: 110). The revelation comes to me, therefore, ALLAH states about such people i.e. they believe in some parts of divine (Quran) and they do not believe in some others, while ALLAH states about Sunnis those who have got the certain knowledge, say, “We did believe the whole Book, every Aayat is from our Lord, the Almighty ALLAH.” One can know through these verses that the Revelation to the Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) requires an eye quite different from the eyes of whole mankind and it requires ears quite different from the ears of the mankind and a heart quite different from the hearts of mankind. Therefore, he Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam states: “My eyes sleep and my heart does not.”
Through this statement one can derive that there is no relation corresponding to his eminence in any manner, except visible conditions and regarding his intrinsic status. He is quite different from the whole mankind, it seems to be eminent mankind but it has been classified in the highest rank of Angels like other Prophets, moreover, he is virtuous among all his Prophets. Therefore, Ulama say:
“Prophets have been placed among the mankind is in regard with the apparent manners but regarding their intrinsic status they have been classified with the Angels, therefore, they observe the whole earth from East to West in one sight, they hear the cracking of Heaven and they smell the fragrance of Hazrat Jibraeel Alaihi Salaam while he intends to descend down to the Prophets and all creations that’s why he himself says about him “If I intended to make anyone my intimate, I had Abu Bakr (Radi Allah-o-Taa`la Anhu) as my friend (companion). However, there is a relation between me and you in Islam and your Master is Khaleel (intimate) of Rehman (The Compassionate).” Naseem-ur-Riaz, the distinguished work of Imam Shahbuddin Khifajyi.
That’s why our Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) says, “I witness what you do not witness and I hear what you do not hear”. It is quite short which has been mentioned above, much more has been left out. I conclude with these few words: May ALLAH accept them and may ALLAH bestow all of us to keep on the right path having the reverence and respect of His Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Alaihi Wassallam) and all the belongings of him. May Allah keep us away from the company of misled people AAMEEN.