Islam Question and Answer – The Braylwiyyah sect

The Braylwiyyah sect
What is the Braylwiyyah sect and what is their belief ?

 

Praise be to
Allaah.

The Braylwiyyah are a Soofee
sect which was born in India at the time
of the British rule there.

It’s followers concern
themselves in exceeding in their love and
honour for the Prophets and the
“saints” in general, and the
Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam)
specifically.

It’s founder was a man by
the name of Ahmad Ridhaa Khaan ibn Taqee
‘Alee Khaan who was born in 1272 A.H.
(1851 C.E.) and called himself Abdul-Mustafaa
(slave/servant of Mustafaa, i.e.
Muhammad
(sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa
sallam)).

He was born in the city of
Braylee in the province of Uttar Pradesh
and was a student of al-Mirza Ghulaam
Qaadir Begg who was the older (blood) brother
of Mirza Ghulaam Ahmad al-Qaadiyaanee
(founder of the Qaadiyaaniyyah sect).

He was of a slim build and
known to be shrewd and clever, whilst also
being ill-tempered and foul-mouthed.
He used to suffer from chronic illnesses,
and used to consistently complain of
headaches and back pains.

He visited Makkah
and studied under some of the
scholars there in 1295 A.H. (1874 C.E.).

Amongst his “notable” books
are: ((Anbaa. al-Mustafaa)) and ((Khaalis
al-I’tiqaad)).

From the beliefs of this
sect is that the Messenger of Allaah
(sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)
has
the ability/power to control the creation
and all that occurs, and that the
“saints” have the ability/power
to influence the creation and all that
occurs.

And they have exceeded in
their belief with respect to the Prophet
(sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)
such
that they have ascended him to a rank close
to that of worshipping him. And they
have exceeded in their belief with respect
to the Messenger of Allaah
(sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)
such
that they believe he has knowledge of
the unseen, and they deny that he was a
human being, rather that he was the light
(noor) of Allaah. And they also permit
calling for assistance from the “saints”
and the Prophets and other than them
from the false beliefs.

Islam Q&A
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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