Sir Muhammad Zafarullah KhanDescription:
This book provides a translation by Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan of the Riyad as-Salihin, literally "Gardens of the Rightous", written by the Syrian Shafi'i scholar Muhyi ad-din Abu Zakariyya' Yahya b. Sharaf an-Nawawi (1233-78), who was the author of a large number of legal and biographical work, including celebrated collection of forty well-known hadiths, the Kitab al-Arba'in (actually containing some forty three traditions.), much commented upon in the Muslim countries and translated into several European languages. His Riyad as-Salihin is a concise collection of traditions, which has been printed on various occasions, e.g. at Mecca and Cairo, but never before translated into a western language. Hence the present translation by Muhammad Zafarullah Khan will make available to those unversed in Arabic one of the most typical and widely-known collection of this type.
Great grandson of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed meets Qazi
By Our Correspondent
THE great grandson of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani, Abdur Rahman, who has embraced Islam, called on Jamaat-e-Islami former Ameer Qazi Husain Ahmed at Mansoora on Wednesday.
He was accompanied by Allama Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer, the son of Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer.
Abdur Rahman, elder son of Mirza Nasir Ahmed, embraced Islam in the year 1999 after going through Allama Ihsan Elahi’s book “Qadiniat, Mirzayat and Islam.” He has command of seven languages and is working as a translator at Bhasha Dam. His Qadiani name was Mirza Ahmed Bilal.
Abdur Rahman told Qazi that after embracing Islam, he had given up his inherited property. Last year, he applied for Hajj and the Saudi authorities had asked him for documentary evidence of his embracing Islam which was produced to them.
He said that a fortnight back, a group of Qadianis abducted him and subjected him to severe torture at Aiwan e Mahmud near Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and his nose was fractured. He fell unconscious after which they abandoned him near Anarkali Bazaar. Allama Ibtisam Elahi provided him with protection and arranged his medical treatment.
Qazi Husain Ahmed condemned torture and said it exposed the cruel face of Qadianiat. He told Abdur Rahman that embracing Islam by him was a breakthrough and a big news. He said that if the people in Rabwah were given basic human rights, their majority would revert to Islam. At present, he said, Rabwah people were under great pressure.
Qazi called upon the government to provide proper security to Abdur Rahman and warned that if any harm was done to him, Qadianis would be held responsible.
He said Muslims all over the world were happy over embracing of Islam by Abdur Rahman. He also thanked the religious parties for expressing solidarity with Abdur Rahman.
On December 21, 2009 Express TV, Pakistan in its program “Point Blank” hosted by Mr. Mubashir Luqman, presented one Abdur Rehman who claimed to be a grandson of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (as) and son of Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (ra), the 3rd Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. In his interview and subsequent Press Conference arranged by Hafiz Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer, Secretary General of Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Abdur Rehman alleged that he convered to Islam in 1989 and now some Ahmadis have kidnapped and tortured him. In a Press Release Mr. Salimuddin, spokesperson of Jamaat Ahmadiyya, categorically denied Abdur Rehman’s false accusations as well as his claim. It is well known that Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (ra) had only three sons namely Mirza Anas Ahmad, Mirza Fareed Ahmad and Mirza Luqman Ahmad. Appearance of this fake person in media with connivance of mullas is an indication of conspiracy to harm Jamaat Ahmadiyya and family of holy founder of Jamaat.