Taqi Usmani is a leading propagator of Wahaabi/Deobandi mission across the world.
Here we shall quote his Arabic Fatwa (verdict) on the reason why Imam Ahmed Rida Khan and all the sunni disagree with Deobandis
Taqi Usmani writes: (Translated from Arabic to English by a deobandi)
To the noble brother ‘Allamah Muhammad ‘Ali Muhammad Ahdash, may Allah Most High protect him and watch over him.
Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,
I did indeed receive your noble letter with much happiness and prayed for accordance and success for you, and that Allah Most High grants you the ability to complete your work as he likes and pleases him. You have asked regarding two issues:
The first is with regards to the Barelwi group, which is distinct from the majority of Muslims in some points of belief (‘aqaid) and innovated practices (al-a’mal al-mubtada’ah). Among their beliefs is that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) knew the unseen and was cognizant of everything that was and shall be (ma kana wa ma yakun), and that his noble soul has the right of disposal in terms of benefiting and harming people. Their imam, Shaykh Ahmad Rada Khan al-Barelwi circulated a fatwa of kufr against the ‘ulama of Deoband and even said that he who does not consider them a kafir is also a kafir. This was because they (the ‘ulama of Deoband) had criticized their beliefs and said: the knowledge of the unseen is a quality (sifah) of Allah Most High, no one is a partner with him in this. However, He Most High informed His messengers of that which he wished from the unseen. Among their bid’ah practices is that they celebrate certain festivals that are not established in the Qur’an and Sunnah and consider them to be preferable (mustahab), rather they treat them like those actions that are wajib by expressing extreme loath for those who do not join them. Likewise, they have contrived certain practices when someone dies such as the family of the dead person inviting people on the third, tenth and fortieth day after the passing of the deceased. Food is prepared for them and he who does not do this is severely reprimanded. And there are many other such innovations.
Discourse regarding this group is plenty. However, that which I have mentioned is a summary of their beliefs and practices. Among them are those who exceed the limit in this, talk nonsense and are bigoted, and those who in comparison to the others are balanced.
And Allah Most High is the most knowledgeable.
[Mufti] Muhammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah forgive him)
Fatawa ‘Uthmani (Kitab al-Iman), vol. 1, p. 91
1.The second issue was regarding a lease (ijarah) contract which was produced in the chapter to do with ijarah
The reference (Vol.1, P.91) is that of Pakistani edition of Fatwa ‘Uthmani. In the Indian edition the fatwa is present on page 101 /102. Please see the scan below.
The Fatwa was issued in Arabic because the question was asked in Arabic. There is no mention of the details of questioner. It seems the questioner is someone from outside the Indian Subcontinent. There is a possibility that the questioner might have been from Subcontinent, but this is a rare possibility, because most people who are educated and can write Arabic in Subcontinent know the reason for the difference between Sunnis and wahabis/deobandis.
From this it can be concluded that this answer by Mufti Taqi was for someone who is not from Subcontinent.
Mufti Taqi writes :
“Their imam, Shaykh Ahmad Rada Khan al-Barelwi circulated a fatwa of kufr against the ‘ulama of Deoband and even said that he who does not consider them a kafir is also a kafir. This was because they (the ‘ulama of Deoband) had criticized their beliefs and said: the knowledge of the unseen is a quality (sifah) of Allah Most High, no one is a partner with him in this. However, He Most High informed His messengers of that which he wished from the unseen.”
Mufti Taqi has spoken a lie .The fatwa (verdict) of Kufr against five people ( Mirza Ghulam Qadyani and four deobandi leaders) was issued by two hundred and sixty leading scholars from the Indian subcontinent and thirty three scholars from the city of Makkah al mukarmma and Medina al munawwara because of the blasphemous belief and writings of these five .
The Fatwa had nothing to do with the knowledge of the unseen given to prophet ( sal allahu alayhi wa sallam). Maulvi Ashraf ali thanvi al deobandi ( one among these five) said that the knowledge of the unseen which prophet has is just like ( aysa) the knowledge which kids , insane and all four legged animals have.
May Allah save us from these belief and writings. Ameen
The fatwa upon other three deobandi scholars were due to different blasphemous statements present in their writing.
Also, deobandis/wahabis deny the knowledge of the unseen given to the prophet. Mufti Taqi has spoken lie even on this part also. To know the real belief of deobandis/ wahabis on this issue, please see the below link with original quotes and references.
Please note Mufti Taqi is sixty six years old and was born in Deoband. He knows very well the real cause of difference between Sunni and deobandi/wahabis.
The question now is why did Mufti Taqi lie? Was he ashamed to reveal the blasphemous statements of deobandi/wahabi leaders? Or is it the part of same old deobandi methodology of speaking lie to sunni arab scholars and make them falsely believe that Deobandis are not the followers of ibn abdal wahab la najdi?
The truth , as we all know that deobandis are the enemies of prophet and real followers of Ibn abdal wahab al najdi.
Lets pray and hope that Mufti Taqi publicly takes back his answer and does tawba for his deceit.
We all have to answer on the Day of Judgment.
Abdullah Sabri Chisti
24th Ramadhan 1431/ 4th Sep 2010.