One of the most common online keyboard muftis has made a charge against Imaam Ahmad Raza Khan for being a ghustak of Aisha radiy Allahu anhaa. This is because Imaam Ahmad Raza Khan has been reported to have said the following:
“Hazrat the mother of the believers, the beloved of the leader of the Messengers (saw) breast feeding the soul of our Sayid Al- Ghawth Al-A’zam (Al-Jilani), some of those who praise Huzur (Al-Jilani) mentioned this event as a dream, as I saw clearly mentioned in some books. If we suppose such, then there is – nothing making it far from being the truth, and whatever is said against it is futile and misplaced. And if we suppose such to occur in state of wakefulness, then without any doubt it is permissible by the reason and religious law (Shar’iah). There is nothing impossible in such from the perspective of Dirayah (understanding) and there is nothing making it far from being the truth, as indeed Allah is capable of all things.”
From this quote Muadh Blake deduces the illogical premise that:
“In their attempt to prove Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani as the best of all saints, the Barelwiyyah are ready to invent such fictitious stories that degrade the mother of believers Ayesha”
But let us look at the actual evidence and debunk his whispers of Shaytaan
One hadith that refutes this whole claim, with correct understanding. Al-Ulemaa warithat ul-Anbiyaaa, the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, and indeed the Prophets did not leave wealth behind, they left knowledge.
Aisha Radiy Allahu anhaa stands as a major figure in the Hanbali madh-hab when it comes to fiqh issues, this is why the Hanbalis deem it permissible to hold a mushaf in any Salah, because her and her slaves practice of holding a mushaf whilst doing Salah!
Shaykh Abdul Qaadir was the revival of the Hanbali madh-hab of his time, when the madh-hab was in trouble he passed his light unto Imaam Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdasi and Imaam Abdur Rahmaan Ibn al Jawzi.
Dream interpretation is a science within itself and breast milk represents family, progeny, prosperity and even knowledge. Since Shaykh Abdul Qaadir al-Jilaani was from the Prophet’s progeny, Aisha radiy Allahu anhaa was ideally his foster mother in knowledge, passing down the knowledge to him. Remember clearly that Aisha is Umm ul-Muminen. The MOTHER of the believers, and what a better believer than Shaykh abdul Qaadir to be chosen for this privilege!
However only and ignoramus would try take the words of Imaam Ahmad Raza Khan and twist the meaning according to his own filthy interpretation.
As for the Imaam’s statement about this supposedly happening in a wakeful state that this cannot be denied for this would have been from the karamaat and the Shariah confirms that karamaat happen.
Therefore if Aisha Radiy allahu anhaa really did breastfed Shaykh Abdul Qaadir al-Jilaani when he was a little baby then know that Allah is capable of all things. People like Muadh Blake like to misconstrue such statements and cast the filthy thought of Shaykh ‘Abdul Qaadir al-Jilaani being breastfed whilst in the stage of adulthood.
Yet Imaam Ahmad Raza Khan never specified an age in this passage. Of course the best opinion is that this karamaat happened when the Shaykh was a baby, yet the evil ones wish you to think vile, and call towards the footsteps of Shaytaan with their evil whisperings.
Also notice how Muadh Blake conveniently does not tell you the imaams and the books which mentioned this account previous to Imaam Ahmad Rida Khan mentioning it. Why does he hide such information and single out Imaam Ahmad Rida Khan?
We seek refuge in Allah from these Wahhabi devils