Brothers and Sisters, I am sharing with you the Final Advice of the bright shining sun of Bareilly Sharif, The Coolness of the Eyes of the Ulama, The Mujaddid of the Century, The Imam Abu Hanifa of his Era, The Ghawth of his time, Fountain of Prophetic Love, The Sweet-scented Rose from the Fragrant Garden of the Holy Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him, AlaHadrat ash-Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Alaihir raHmat al-Mannan that he gave few days before his demise to the people present there. This Final advice reached us through Wasaya Sharif compiled by Mawlana Hasanain Rida Khan Alaihir raHma. He narrates that AlaHadrat Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu said:
“Dear Brothers!! You are the innocent flock of RasoolAllah SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam. There are wolves all around you. Their main aim is to mislead you. They intend to plunge you into fitna. They want to take you to Jahanum with them. Protect yourselves from them. Run far away from them, whether they are deobandi (Kharijies), Raafdhi (Shia), Naichri, Qadiani or chakrralwi. And the newest Gandhwi Fitna that has taken all of them into it. These are all wolves. They are all waiting to snatch your Imaan. Protect your Imaan from their attacks. Huzoor-e-Aqdas (SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam) is the Noor of Allah. The Sahaba attained brightness through Huzoor (SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam). From them, the Taabieen gained brightness, and from them, the A’imma-e-Mujtahideen gained brightness. We in turn gained brightness from them and we now request you to receive this brightness from us.
Take from us, this light. We want this, that you should be brightened through us. This light is this; that you should have true love for Allah and his Rasool (SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam), and you should respect his beloved servants and you should have true dislike for their enemies. If you find those who show even the slightest disrespect in the court of Allah and his Rasool (SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam), then no matter how close and beloved they are to you, immediately separate yourselves from them. If you find anyone who utters blasphemy in the court of the Holy Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam), then remove him from you like you would remove a fly from your milk, even though he may be very respected and close to you.
I have explained this, since I was almost fourteen years of age and even now, I am saying the very same thing. Allah will definitely appoint someone for the assistance of the Deen, but I do not know about the one who will come after me and what he will explain to you. It is for this reason that you should listen carefully to what I have said. The (Hujjatullah) evidence on behalf of the deen of Allah has been established. Now, I will not rise from my grave to come and explain this to you. Those of you that have heard and accepted that which I have said, then for you, there is light and salvation on the last day. For those who have not accepted, then for you, there is darkness and destruction. This is the guidance from the Court of Allah and His Rasool (SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam) which is being presented, listen and accept. And for those that are not present here, then it is fard upon those who are present to warn and pass on (what I have said) to those that are not present.
You people have never caused me any discomfort. You are the ones who did my chores for me. You never allowed me to do my own chores. May Almighty Allah bless all of you with Jaza-e-Khair. I have faith in all of you, that even in my grave, you will not cause me any discomfort. I have forgiven the entire Ahle Sunnat for anything that is due to me. I humbly request that all of you should forgive any shortcomings on my behalf, and it is an obligation upon those present to request those who are not here to forgive any of my shortcomings.” [Wasaya Sharif, Page 3]
On hearing these words, all those that were present began to tear, knowing that the time for AlaHadrat Radi Allahu Anhu to leave the world was near!!
Dear Brothers and Sister!! Read it again and again… pay heed to what the Beloved Imaam said and make the decision whether we being causing discomfort to Him and off course His Master, the Cream of the Creation, the Master of the Mankind the Beloved Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah Peace and Blessings be Upon Him by supporting or defending and relating to the Enemies of Allah, His Beloved Prophet and their Beloveds? Are we refraining ourselves from the current fitnah of Suleh Kullies who take Enemies of ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala, Beloved Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him and His Noble Ahl-e-Bait and Exalted Companions Radi Allahu Anhum Ajma’een as their friends and still claim to be devotees and lovers of the Beloved Prophet of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam?
May ALLAH Kareem Guide us to make the right decision and Keep us on the Straight Path. The Path, on which, Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Alaihir raHmat al-Mannan walked and advised us to keep firm on. May ALLAH Bless us with the company of Pious Ulama and Awliyah and keep us firm on Maslak-e-Haqq AhleSunnat wa Jama’at i.e. recognized by Maslak of AlaHadrat… Aameen!!