By: Salahuddin Qasmi*
There has been long debate between Muslims and Christians and even it still continues over Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him, (PBUH), his mission, his birth, his teachings and his so-called crucifixion. If the Bible itself be studied minutely, the fact will be known that the beliefs, teachings, rituals and tenets which Christians spread all over the world, contradict fully what Jesus Christ (PBUH) taught the people in the New Testament .Interestingly, Christians claim about themselves to be the followers of Jesus Christ and blame Muslims for not believing in him while in reality the Christians are far away from the real instructions and dogmas preached by Jesus Christ. In this article, we shall discuss who the real followers of Jesus are, Christians or Muslims.
All Muslims have the faith that Jesus was a Prophet and a Messenger of Allah Almighty. In this world, the purpose of his advent was to guide the strayed mankind toward the right path. He kept preaching the people and telling them for worshipping only One God, acting upon His commandments and being kind to one and all. On the other hand, Christians have put this belief aside and considered him as Son of God or God which is totally untrue.
It is the faith of Muslims that Jesus Christ was not sent by Allah Almighty to establish a new religion but to renew the religion brought by the prophet Moses (PBUH). He preached the mosaic teachings, acted upon them and ordered the people to do the same. Jesus Christ himself unveils this reality in a clear cut way.
"Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tilt will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled”. (Mathew, 5: 17-18)
See, how clearly Jesus Christ denies having come with a new religion but with the law introduced before and that is Mosaic Law. This statement of Jesus plainly makes the base of Christians null and void who have established a new religion after Jesus Christ. They, instead of founding the new religion, making up fabricated beliefs, and spreading the unsaid things of Jesus, should have stuck to the true teachings brought by Jesus.
When Jesus saw that no one even the Jew clerics seemed to carry out the Mosaic Laws, he apprising his disciples of the Jews' lack of interest and indolence in the Law, exhorted thus:
“The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but don’t do according to their works’ for they say and don’t do.” (Mathew 23,)
In those days, Scribes and Pharisees were two Jewish groups who used to explain the Law and were responsible for religious matters. This statement also reiterated that Jesus did try to carry out the Law, commanded his disciples for this too. In this view point, Christians are wrong to make separate religion from Judaism. Surely, they have derailed from the right track shown by Jesus Christ and that was to observe and follow the Law.
Muslims believe that there is only One God and Jesus Christ preached the same belief as well. There is plenty of places wherein Jesus Christ conveyed the message of Unity of God such as:
It is in Luke: “Why do you call me good? No one is Good but One, that is God.” (18: 19)
It is in Mark: “Hear, O; Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” (12:29)
It is in Mathew: “Why do you call me good? No is good but one that is God” (19:17)
It is in John “And this is eternal life that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (17-03)
The Gospel is full of incidents which illustrate that Jesus was not a God but a God's slave who was unable to know happening occurring around him. Once, a woman touched Jesus' garments in a crowded place and he could not know who it was. So he said furiously who touched my clothes (Mark 05, 27 to 30). On a day, Jesus was feeling hungry like other human beings, he wanted to have something, he saw a fig tree in a far off place. On the expectation to eat fruits but unfortunately the tree had no fruit, he walke and cursed it. (Mark 11,12,13).
Once upon a time, the mother of Zebedees children with her sons with her sons and requested him to grant her sons sit, one on his right hand and the other one on the left, in your kingdom but he voices obviously his helplessness and says: “You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit on my right hand and on my left is not mine to give, but it shall be given to those for whom it is prepared by my Father” (Mathew, 20:20 to 23).
These quotations from the Gospel evidently nullify the doctrine of Christians that Jesus was a God. They have distorted the Gospel revealed to Jesus from Allah Almighty, altered the cherished message of Jesus Christ and misrepresented the Bible. Pitifully, they, in place of believing in Unity of God sermonized by Jesus and worshipping Him lone, regarded Jesus himself a God, adopted new ideology and groundless dogma befooling the people. Christian history itself tells that it was done with great conspiracy.
Muslims believe that Jesus Christ was not the son of God. he was a human being, a noble man, a rightful person, the son of Mary, and a salve of Allah Almighty. This very tenet is widely found in the Bible. The Holy Quran and the Bible state broadly the miracle birth of Jesus born to Mary. There are more than 55 places wherein Jesus has said about himself of being the son of Man rather than being a God. See in the Bible:
1. "For, the son of Man did not come to destroy men‘s lives but to save them." (Luke, 09, 56)
2. "Jesus as the son of Man did not come to be served but to serve" (Mathew, 20,28)
3. "Whoever confesses me before men, him the son of Man also will confess before the angels of God."(Luke, 12,08)
4. He (Jesus) asked his disciples saying, "Who do men say that I am the son of God?" (Mathew, 16,13)
On the contrary to this open fact, Christians proclaim that Jesus is the Son of God. It is exceedingly an unwise and irrational speech to declare that Jesus Christ is or was Son of God. It is nothing but a big trick which Christians play with their own Sacred Book i.e. the Bible. Any one studying the Gospel with calmness of mind will certainly come to know that Christians have nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus Christ. They do on their choice whatever they want. Their dogmas absolutely go against the teachings of Jesus. No where in the Gospel any saying of Jesus is found in support of the prevailing canons of Christians as namely some of their cannons or dogmas were annulled in light of the Gospel itself. Justly, it is Muslims who follow Jesus Christ, believe him to be Prophet, a slave of Allah Almighty, the son of Mary, having being risen up to the Sky. He will come down again on the earth before the Day of Judgment and will kill Anis-Christ (Dajjal) as a leader of Muslims. So the true followers of Jesus are Muslims not Christians.
Salahuddin Qasmi, a Research Fellow and Translator at Dept of Study of Christianity, now in Internet Dept of Darul Uloom Deoband. He can be accessed at: email@example.com / +919759420836
Masood Azizi Nadvi
Translation: Hifzur Rahman Qasmi
Undoubtedly, there are countless signs of the Creator of the globe spread all over the universe. The Holy Qur'an, which is a living miracle of Allah and a limitless repository of knowledge and wonder, gives such astonishing signs of the Almighty God that the modern scientists are wonder-struck.
The facts which are discovered by the modern science in today's developed world have been already well-documented in the Holy Qur'an more than 1400 years ago. Thus the scientists are compelled to think that there must be some heavenly connection that the prophet Mohammad (saws) put forth these facts in detail. There are many hierophants who acquire the mystic knowledge God inspired by the ayeths of the Qur'an. This very knowledge of God picks man out of the twilight of doubts and misgivings and acquaints him with the test of faith and belief. For such people a satisfactory answer to every question lies in the wise and true words of Allah.
In the early centuries of Islam, Muslims dived in the depths of the Holy Qur'an and took out precious and golden pearls of knowledge and wisdom; rather most of founders of the science were Muslims who pondered over the Qur'an and laid the foundations of modern science. They put forth such basic scientific rules that led the subsequent generations to unveil the mysteries from the countless facts of the universe.
Among those Muslim scientists are Bu Ali Sina, Abu Nasr Farabi, Abbas bin Farnas Idrisi, and Abu Raihan Al-Bairuni (ra). They invented many things and their inventions, discoveries and research received admiration from the whole world. The world accepted them as the founders of science. They accomplished all these things for the betterment of human kind.
On the other hand, the elder ulema of the Muslim Ummah pondered over the Qur'an from the religious angle and accomplished the splendid task of fiqh deduction and research. They deduced such rulings and injunctions from the Holy Qur'an that made it quite easy for the ummah to solve knotty problems.
The Imams of Hadith, Fiqh and the commentators of the Qur'an acquired expertise in the Qur'an and derived from it many nuggets of wisdom. They offered to the subsequent generations an all-embracing code of life, so much so that it extends to people from all walks of life in every aspect of their existence. In short, whoever has taken a dip in the ocean of the Qur'an from any angle, whatsoever and understood its underlying meaning, he has progressed and a spring of knowledge and wisdom has streamed from him.
But of late, not to speak of consideration upon the Qur'an, Muslims have even left the efforts to understand its translation and meaning. Today the Qur'an is of course recited, which is also one of purposes of the advent of the prophet (saws). But efforts to understand the Qur'an are next to nothing. Qur'an itself invites man to consider it carefully. It also urges man to consider and look into the universe and what it contains including his own self.
But alas! The Qur'an has been left only for blessing, conveying reward for recitation to the dead and taraweeh in the month of Ramadhan. There is no mosque in the world that does not have the Qur'an. But there is the dearth of reciters. There is the Qur'an in every house wrapped in the cover, but it cries for reciters. There are many memorisers who open the Qur'an only in the month of Ramadhan to lead taraweeh. There are many ulema who are not able to translate even some verses. The number of those who ponder over the Qur'an is unfortunately very less. This is common situation of the Ummah. But the number of such people does not reach to the extent as to bring honor and homage.
They got honor in the world due to the Qur'an.
And we face humiliation as we are brushing it aside.
The Qur'an is such a book which has a great impact on those who understand it, gives them guidance and makes a considerable change in their attitude and thought. It strengthens the faith. Some scientists have commented on the amazing scientific discoveries contained in the Holy Qur'an.
Dr. V. N.Prasad, a professor of science in Canada University, said when he was asked about scientific miracles of the Qur'an on which he had earlier researched, “The back- ground of the manifestations of the Qur'anic miracles to me is that the prophet Mohammad (saws) was a layman. He could neither read nor could he write. In fact he was not a learned man. We are talking about 1400 centuries ago. Now if a man makes big claims and explains great facts before you, it cannot be mere accident. Especially, when it is true according to scientific point of view. The words of the Prophet (saws) have been proved. Thus like Dr. Mor I too, do not nurse any suspicion about the Qur'an being the revelation of the God which showed him the way to explain these facts.”
Dr. Marshal Johnson, a professor in an American university, writes in his thesis: “The Holy Qur'an not only explains the external shape of human evolution, but also the internal stages of his creation and evolution. eg it explains the stages of embryo and confirms the big changes which take place in it. And it is accepted by the modern science.” He further says: “I do not find any proof to refute the creed that Mohammad (saws) received these information from another source rather than heavenly one which was the guidance from God.”
Dr. William is a renowned oceanographist and a professor in an American university. While talking about the recently discovered facts of the ocean which also find mention in the Holy Qur'an, he said, “I liked it very much that the information of this kind are found in an old revealed book. I do not know the source from where these informaton sprang. But it is very interesting that such information are found in the book and research on some verses is still on.” When asked, “what is the fountain head of the teaching of the Qur'an?” he said, “Yes! I think that its source must be the Almighty God.”
Professor Tijatat Tijason is the chairman of the faculty of Anatomy in a university of Thailand. In the eighth medical conference in Riyadh, he said, “I have been developing an interest with the Qur'an for the last three years. What I could grasp from my personal study and this conference, makes it quite clear that what has been said in the Holy Qur'an more than 1400 years ago is true and can be proved by modern science. Since the prophet (saws) was an unlettered man, therefore he was surely a messenger of Allah, who passed on these facts to the subsequent generations. This truth was revealed to him as the light of guidance by the Entity Who as the Creator is able to guide. This Entity is the One Almighty Creator. Therefore, I am of the mind that the time has come when every human being must utter “ There is no God but Allah and Mohammad (saws) is the messenger of Allah.” (Khabar Namah Katauli Laknow, January, Fabruary, 2009)
There are two sources to unlock the cornucopia of wisdom that is in the Quran. One is to act on Islam with piety and sincerity and then read and read again the verses of the Glorious Quran and call upon Allah to reveal the hidden treasures to you. Simply pondering deeply on the Quran without right action and belief is not enough, When both go together, then hidden facets of the Quran will open up new vistas of knowledge before you.
As the prophet Muhammad (saws) said that whoever prays sincerely for forty days, Allah will enables springs of wisdom to flow from his heart.
The remarks of the above mentioned non-Muslim scientists make it quite clear as to how a non-Muslim get impressed with the Holy Qur'an, when he comes to know the wonderful discoveries of the Holy Qur'an after pondering over it.
If Muslims too, start pondering over it, strengthen their relation with it, spend their mind on its meaning and niceties, recite it as a code of life and an everlasting miracle, then will surely find numerous pearls. He will understand the universality of the Qur'an. And the resonantal verses of the Quran will acquire a local habitation and a name.There will open many doors of guidance. This is the reason why a famous lover of the book of Allah, Philosophy Dr. Allamah Iqbal says:
O Muslims, take a dive into the Qur'an
May Allah grant you freshness of conduct!
Hifzur Rahman Qasmi
The relationship of an individual with society is as deep as that of wave with a river and of link with a chain. Social life is embedded in human nature; while individual is an integral part of the society. Even the true individual position of a man cannot emerge distinguished, unless he lives in a deeply inter-connected and well-organized society; and without society, he remains unspoken, unheard.
According to general perception, man gets affected by his surroundings and the society he lives in, but the reverse is also equally true; every act of man casts an impact, negative or positive, on the society. Thus, formation of a healthy and pious society and its survival owe to personal acts of individuals. Before undertaking any act, every individual must consider its negative and positive aspects which it may deliver to the society. None is entitled to brush aside the society and his attachment to it and commit any act which may change the whole structure and bring about difficulties for other individuals associated with it. That is because, detached about it, the individual is not supposed any considerable absolute entity and denial of this fact accounts as denying the nature itself.
The man is, no doubt, always surrounded by the complexities of humanly needs. Every time, he is faced with any problem, and therefore, the anxiety to find out the solution. But it is also a fact that God has created enough recourses of every kind to cater to human needs. All this treasure is, however, but a trust with us. We are supposed to utilize it as per the need; we do not possess right to commit extravagance, nor are we supposed to undertake unnecessary frugality. For a pleasant human life, it is necessary to make full utilization of them when need calls for it. If a man does not utilize them or commit frugality even in the case of dire need, this is an ‘extreme’ which is referred to as stinginess. In sharp contrast to it, we have another ‘extreme’ which is called extravagance. Let’s analyze how the extravagance committed by an individual affects the whole society.
The detriments of extravagance are evident to all and its absurdity is admitted by every man with the least degree of intellect. The extravagance does not only cause the wrath of Allah, but also it results in deprivation of recourses one day or the other. Eventually, he fails to save his social status which he had gained due to excessive wealth. The holy Qur’an guides the man strayed in the maze of the extremes: “Eat and drink and do not be extravagant. Surely, He does not like the extravagant. (Al-A’raaf: 32)
Everything of the world is meant to serve man. No sooner does a baby open his eyes in the world, than he finds a vast and strong life support system. Before the creation of human, the Creator Almighty has already put the needed treasury of livelihood in this world for everyone who searches for.
As far as the necessities of man are concerned, they can sufficiently be tackled through the available resources. But as for the desires, they can never be fulfilled in this world. But, when some people who live in the society, ignore this fact and begin to wrongly utilize the resources to fulfill their desire, its consequences does not remain confined to themselves only but surpasses to others and put the entire society in the situation of crisis. As a result, there emerges the shortage of resources in the society leading to countless troubles. This way whole society faces the consequence of the sin committed by individuals. In the daily life, we can find many examples which reveal how the extravagant mode of life of an individual creates crisis in the society.
We can analyze the issue of transportation. In today’s world, the stupendous discoveries of modern science and technology have turned this vast world into a village. The newly invented transport systems have shortened the distances into nearness. In the past, it would take months for man to travel from one place to others or send messages. But today, such distances are travelled in hours, rather in minutes. In spite of all this, the other side of the picture is very alarming. In the metro cities, a distance of some walks can be travelled in hours and no time can be determined for reaching the destination. The jumble of the small and big vehicles parked on the road makes the traffic system collapse. As the result, the normal life gets affected on one hand. On the other, the patients in crucial condition do not find first medical aid and depart from this world of crowd to the abode of peace and calmness. In the big cities, if you go anywhere through cycles, whether it is narrow drains or residential area, and you want to park it for a while, you will have to ponder over finding the right place. You cannot easily find any place to park. When you succeed to find it, it will be even more difficult to take it out after completion of your work, because in this while, there would have surely been parked many cycles, motor and carriages.
What is the real cause of this problem in the advanced age? The rich people, who generally travel by luxurious cars, declare its main cause the poor who support their family by pulling rickshaws. Some people consider the government and administration it’s responsible. Apart from all these causes, there is of course one more thing which creates such problems; and it is the big and luxurious cars of the rich people whose faster pace and swift movement provide a means of satisfaction for desires of their owners. The rich people take it necessary for their lives to have a four wheeler, even though their need can be fulfilled only by a two wheeler, because it showcases their desires and wealth. Some wealthy people own the vehicles in numbers which surpasses even the numbers of the family members. Such people justify their act of extravagance by the false excuse of needs, and sometimes by saying that “The life is too short, let’s have fun, after all, we do not have to take this wealth to the grave.” But they never bother to ponder that on which road these vehicles will run and where will they park them? To fulfill their desires, they just spend off their wealth, but no one knows the sigh and groaning of how many people their laughter suppresses. In this regard, if people pay attention only to their needs and use their private cars only on the time of necessity, the issue of traffic will somehow, get solved.
The second issue is that of electronic energy. In the journey of life, the man is in dire need of light and many things else of course. To tackle the darkness of night, he has been inventing many ways of lightening. In the ancient ages, people began with creating fire with flint and then kept on taking initiatives gradually in this regard. At last, they found the secret of lightening with electronic energy. In today’s world, the electronic power has become parts and parcels f human life.
It is however unfortunate that people are too careless and extravagant in using the electronic energy. In consequence, there are some places where there is lavish lightening with attractive bulbs, while the lamps of the poor are empty from fuel. The extravagant and unnecessary usage of electricity in the governmental and non-government offices is well known to those how occasionally visit these places. The officials do not even think about the electricity bills, because they do not have to pay that. The condition of the well off people is also not different from it. They, however, do not forget to switch off all the bulbs and fans while outing. But even they cannot escape the least degree of extravagance by using many bulbs where only one can suffice. This way, they can satisfy their desires for a while, but it results into shortage of the energy and leaves many parts of the country dark. The people of these areas spend their nights in darkness. No one is there to take care of them. If the extravagant rich people bother to ponder over this point for a while, they would not only save their hard-earned money, but also they can save many people from facing the difficulties of darkness.
One of the biggest problems posed by extravagance can be observed on marriage occasions by hurting the neighbors. In today’s world, people spend lavishly on music, dance and other entertainments. If this money is spent on the poor children of the nation, they can find their field where they can realize their dreams by utilizing the innate capability they have. There are many innocent children who, despite of having natural abilities, fail to achieve the high goal which they actually deserve, only due to lack of resources.
This extravagance also discharges its negative impact by snatching the sleep from the eyes of the laborers who want sleep after working hard the whole day long. There are many students who need loneliness and peaceful environment for their study in night, but they do not find it due to loud voices. There are many patients who need peace, but cannot find due to noise. These well off people do not have anything to do with it. They only think about fulfilling their desires, no matter what the society has to pay for it.
These were some negative impacts which the extravagance of individuals casts on the society. If we think deeply, we find that wherever extravagance is committed, it surely casts some bad impact or the other on the society. In short, the extravagance of individual directly affects the society. This is the reason why the Holy Qur’an says: “Give the relative his rights and the needy and the wayfarer. And do not squander recklessly. Surely, squanderers are brothers of satans and the satan is very ungrateful to his Lord. (Bani Isreal: 27, 28”
Written by Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi
Translated into English by Nehal Anwar Qasmi
Maulana Muhammad Zakaria (R.A.), known as Sheikul Hadeeth (great scholar of Hadith) was born in a highly educated family, in Kandhla, Muzaffar Nagar, UP (India) on 10th Ramadan 1315A.H (12th February 1898 A.D). His father’s name was Muhammad Yahya, who was one of the prominent teachers of Hadeeth in Mazahirul Uloom, Saharanpur (India) a well known and prominent Islamic seminary. His uncle Sheik Muhammad Ilyas was a graduate of Darul Uloom Deoband, who laid the foundation of Tablighi Jama’ah, a missionary movement that came in to existence with the purpose of religious reforms in Islamic Ummah, extending across the globe within a short span of time due to sincerity, righteousness and complete dedication of its founder.
Maulana’s cousin Sheik Muhammad Yousuf, son of Sheik Muhammad Ilyas, is the author of the book "Hayatus Sahabah" that has been translated into various languages and published in several countries.
In short, the family of Maulana Mohammad Zkaria is deemed to be highly educated family and has the honor of contributing over hundred books in both Arabic and Urdu. But the obvious evidence of their sincerity is that all those books do not have copy right reserved for the family. Thus we see many publishers of the world, in particular publishers from Lebanon, are freely publishing their Arabic books. Now these books are so popular that one can easily purchase most of these books from almost every big book store of Saudi Arabia.
Sheik Zkaria got admitted to Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur which was established 6 months after the establishment of Darul Uloom Deoband and now secures the important position in the top Islamic Madarsas' list in the Indian subcontinent.When he was 12 years old, he received his early education from his father and uncle and later studied Hadeeth under Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri.
When Sheik reached 20 years of age, his father died and Mazahirul Uloom management appointed him as a teacher. In 1341A.H, 6 years later, Sheik Khalil Ahmad, who was his Hadeeth mentor persuaded him to become the teacher of Hadeeth and start teaching Bukhari Sharif, which is the most authentic book of Hadeeth. Only men with extensive knowledge of Hadeeth are permitted to teach. In 1345A.H he moved to the city of the Prophet (PBUH) Al-Medina Al-Munawwarah and was appointed as a teacher of Hadeeth in Madarsa Al Uloomush Shariah where he taught Abu Da’ood for 1 year. This Madarsa still exists and is run by the son of Saiyed Habib Madani. During his stay in Medina he started writing the famous book Aujazul Masaalik while he was 29 years old. One year later in 1346 he came back to Mazahirul Uloom and continued teaching Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Sunan Abu Da’ood for 42 years. However, Sheikh Zkaria (R.H) spent over 50 years teaching and writing books of Ahadeeth that helped thousands of students across the world to quench their thirst for the knowledge of Hadeeth.
The Sheik made several visits to Makkah and Medina to perform Hajj. In 1345A.H when he was in Medina accompanied by his teacher Sheik Khalil Ahmad, his teacher died and was buried in Jannatul Baqee' besides the graves of the Prophet’s family (Ahl-e-Bait) where the burial is prohibited now. Maulana Zkaria too aspired to have the privilege of dying in the city of Medina and it was fulfilled. He too died in Medina on 1stShaban 1402A.H (24th May 1982A.D) and was buried in the same graveyard besides his teacher on the recommendation of the then assistant governor of al-Medinaal-Munawwarah Saiyed HabeebMadani’s nephew. A large number of people including all Imams of Masjid-e-Nabawi attended the funeral.
It is reported by Abdullah bin Umar (RA) that the Prophet (PBUH) said “The one who has the means, must migrate to Medina and die here because I am supposed to intercede those who die here”. (Tirmizi)
Sheik Zkaria was awarded Saudi nationality in the last stage of his life and travelled to South Africa and India with his Saudi passport. His disciple Sheik Abdul Hafeez Abdul Haque Makki has also got the Saudi nationality who migrated to Makkah in 1952 along with his family. Now he owns the Imdadiyah book store which focuses mainly on publishing Arabic books of Indian and Pakistani authors.
Sheik has written over 100 books in Urdu and Arabic. Below is the brief introduction of his few books;
Aujazul Masalik(أوجز المسالك إلى مؤطا مالك): A book in Arabic comprising 18 volumes. It is a commentary of Mu’atta Imam Malik. It took him almost 29 years to complete this voluminous book which he had started during his stay in Medina when he was 29 years old. This book achieved so much popularity that various publishing houses of Lebanon and Saudi Arabia have sold out thousands of copies so far. Scholars of almost all the sects in particular Malikis hold it in high regard and study it to acquire knowledge of complicated and minor issues.
Al Abwab Wattarajim Lil Bukhari (الأبواب والتراجم للبخاري): This book deals with the chapters of Jami' Al-Bukhari. The chapters of Jami' Al Bukhari is one of the complicated riddles that requires extensive knowledge for the scholars of Hadeeth to solve. In this book he gathered all the explanations to the chapters given by Shah Waliullah Dehlawi and Ibn e Hajr Asqalani along with his own scholarly opinions and views.
Lami' Uddarari(لامع الدراري): Basically this book is the modified Arabic collection of Bukhari’s lessons given by Sheik Rashid Ahmad Gangohi which his father Sheik Muhammad Yahya has scribbled down in Urdu. It is the result of 10 years long relentless efforts that the Sheik was able to author this book.
Bazlul Majhood Fi Halle Abu Da’ood (بذل المجهود في حل أبي داود): This book actually was written by Sheik Khalil Ahmad. But for some reasons he could not complete. So Sheik Zkaria undertook the responsibility of completing the rest. It is believed that he spent more time than his teacher to complete this book.
Al Kaukabuddurri Ala Jami'At tirmizi(الكوكب الدري على جامع الترمذي): This book is also a collection of Jami Tirmizi’s lessons given by Sheik Rashid Ahmad Gangohi. Maulana Zkaria translated those lessons into Arabic, adding his own remarks to the book.
Juz’o Hajjatil Wida Wa Umratin Nabi (جزء حجة الوداع وعمرات النبي): This book offers elaborate account of Prophet’s Hajj and Umrah. It also mentions the various issues related to Hajj and Umrah and present names of the places where the Prophet (PBUH) stayed or passed by during Hajj and Umrah.
Khasa’il Nabawi Sharah Shama’il Tirmizi(الخصائل النبوي شرح شمائل الترمذي): In fact this book is the detailed review of the book Ashshama’il Al Muhammadiyah written by Imam Tirmizi which has been translated into English also.
As mentioned above, Sheik Zkaria wrote over hundred books both in Arabic and Urdu. This short article doesn’t have enough space to list them all. That is why I will prefer to name a few of them.
Sheik’s some other Arabic Books:
وجوب إعفاء اللحية، أصول الحديث علی مذهب الحنفية، أوليات القيامة، تبويب أحكام القرآن للجصاص، تبويب تأويل مختلف الأحاديث لابن قتيبة، تبويب مشکل الآثار للطحاوی، تقرير المشکاۃ مع تعليقاته، تقرير النسائی، تلخيص البذل، جامع الروايات والأجزاء، جزء اختلاف الصلاة، جزء الأعمال بالنيات، جزء أفضل الأعمال، جزء أمراء المدينة، جزء أنكحته صلى الله عليه وسلم، جزء تخريج حديث عائشة فی قصة بريرة، جزء الجهاد جزء رفع الیدین، جزء طرق المدینة، جزء المبهمات فی الأسانيد والروایات، جزء ما قال المحدثون فی الإمام الأعظم، جزء مکفرات الذنوب، جزء ملتقط المرقاة، جزء ملتقط الرواة عن المرقات، حواشي على الهداية، شرح سلم العلوم ، الوقائع والدهور.
Sheik’s some Urdu Books:
الاعتدال فی مراتب الرجال، آپ بیتی (۷ جلدیں)، اسباب اختلاف الائمہ، التاریخ الکبیر، سیرت صدیق ؓ ، نظام مظاہر العلوم (دستور)، تاریخ مظاہر العلوم، شرح الالفےۃ (تین جلدیں) ، اکابر کا تقویٰ، اکابر کا رمضان، اکابر علماء دیوبند، شریعت وطریقت کا تلازم (اس کا عربی زبان میں ترجمہ مصر سے شائع ہوچکا ہے) ، موت کی یاد، فضائل زبان عربی، فضائل تجارت، اور فضائل پر مشتمل ۹ کتابوں کامجموعہ فضائل اعمال ۔
This article is a brief introduction of Sheik Muhammad Zkaria and the contributions made by him in the field of Hadeeth. For further details I recommend the readers to study Maulana Sayed Abul Hasan Nadawi’s book Tazkirah Sheikul Hadeeth Maulana Muhammad Zkaria.