Mumtaz ul Haqq al-Deobandhi the Comedian
I happened to come across a post on the Hanafi fiqh facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/hfiqh]
Trust me, all the sensible people out there, don’t wanna miss this one.
Okay so their “shaykh” Mumtaz ul-Haq says:
“Pray as you have seen me praying…”
Many people use this hadeeth to cause confusion amongst Muslims and criticise their prayer claiming it not to be the way Rasoolullah sallallaho alaihe wasallam used to pray, while the way they pray ..”IS”..the way the prophet prayed.
The prophet sallallaho alaihe wasallam has been reported to have said as narrated in saheeh and authentic narrations,
صلوا كما رأيتموني أصلي: صحيح البخاري –
“Pray as ..”you have seen me”.. praying..” ( Bukhari ).
When we look closely at the hadeeth , it is clear that after the sahaabah , “NOBODY” can act upon this hadeeth as it states..”pray as “you have seen me” praying, because nobody after the sahaabah ever saw Rasoolullah sallallaho alaihe wasallam praying. So after the sahaabah , the ONLY way to pray is and has always been to “pray the way people were.. “told”.. that the prophet sallallaho alaihe wasallam used to pray ” by the sahaabah.
Imam Bukhari rahimahullah has reported the above mentioned hadeeth but has not seen the prophet praying. He was born 184 years after the prophet sallallaho alaihe wasallam passed away. So if a person is simply going to pray, “not the way he actually saw the prophet praying “- as the hadeeth states , but the way he is told that the prophet used to pray, then by any reasonable logic, the most authentic method will be the one which was compiled closest to the time of the prophet sallallaho alaihe wasallam. Imam Abu Hanifah rahimahullah was born and lived a hundred years earlier than Imam Bukhari. While Imam Bukhari rahimahullah has to rely on a chain consisting in many cases of five , six links or narrators, Imam Abu Hanifah rahimahullah had the good fortune of seeing some of the sahaabah and many famous , prominent and learned tabi’eens. So his reports consist of only two links between him and Rasoolullah sallallaho alaihe wasallam; namely the tabi’eens and the sahaabah.
So if a person can “only ” pray the way he has been told about the prayer of the prophet sallallaho alaihe wasallam and one has to rely upon scholars and people do, so if one can rely upon Imam Bukhari or Sheikh Albani or anybody else who lived many hundreds of years after the prophet , then surely one can rely even more upon the “Al-Imam-Al-A’zam”, the greatest of imams , whose era was the closest to the prophet sallallaho alaihe wasallam and who lived a hundred years closer to the time of the prophet than even Imam Bukhari.
By Shaykh Mumtaz ul Haq
More than approx. 100 likes and 36 shares. The deobandis seem really desperate to use this new tantrum to prove their praying style to be right
A moment of silence so as to offer our deepest condolences to Shaykh Mumtaz ul-Haq for his brain loss. Absolutely brilliant deduction from that hadeeth I must say. This post of theirs doesn’t even need a refutation or clarification. I mean how far can they go to simply justify their fiqh or taqleed? Since when did the senior (actual not imposter deobandhi) Hanafi scholars ever deduce such a disastrous ta`weel for this hadeeth?