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September 25th, 2011

“Shakir” donated money for distribution of Maulana Muhammad Ali’s books

Please see this link for an interesting discovery.

It has also been confirmed to me on behalf of a grand-daughter of Maulana Muhammad Ali who lived in Karachi that Habib (i.e. M.H. Shakir) had great respect for Maulana Muhammad Ali.

If we count M.H. Shakir as a “translator” of the Holy Quran (which is what millions think anyway!), then the following translators of the Quran into English had high regard for Maulana Muhammad Ali:

Marmaduke Pickthall
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Muhammad Asad
M.H. Shakir

6 Responses to ““Shakir” donated money for distribution of Maulana Muhammad Ali’s books”

  1. October 3rd, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    From Muhammad Rizwan Alladin:

    Why does it even matter?  This seems to be inconsequential.  Their was a demand for the English Qurans of Muhammad Ali globally, especially in the USA where the nation of Islam used it to propogate their Kufr. 

    The truth is that Muhammad Ali and the LAM made millions off of those Qurans. 

  2. October 4th, 2011 at 5:41 am
    From Zahid Aziz:

    The most popular and widely distributed English translations of the Holy Quran, regarded as “orthodox”, are Yusuf Ali’s and Shakir’s. Both of them personally knew Maulana Muhammad Ali and the LAM (living as they were in the same country). They both respected the Maulana highly, regarded his writings as those of a pious Muslim, and benefitted from his translation.

    Marmaduke Pickthall, another popular translator regarded as orthodox, wrote in the journal that he edited from Hyderabad Deccan (‘Islamic Culture’):

    “Probably no man living has done longer or more valuable service for the cause of Islamic revival than Maulana Muhammad Ali of Lahore. His literary works, with those of the late Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, have given fame and distinction to the Ahmadiyya Movement.”

    But according to our critic, all this is inconsequential, and the Maulana was writing “kufr” while these famous Muslims were praising him as above!

  3. If Maulana was writing “kufr” then what about Abdullah Yusuf Ali? The following was personally told to me by a senior Jamaat member (now deceased), who was then a young law student in Lahore and a part time assistant to Muhammad Ali sahib:
    “Abdullah Yusuf Ali of Anjuman Himayat Islam would literally almost daily walk across the street (Brandreth Road Lahore) to Ahmadiyya Anjuman to get corrections/reviews by Muhammad Ali for his translation.” [paraphrasing is mine]

  4. October 4th, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    From Zahid Aziz:

    Our missionary in Berlin (Germany) writes as follows about activities at the Berlin mosque during August and September 2011:

    A couple came to visit the mosque and then I brought them to the Mission house to sit and have tea. The man (who was from Saudi Arabia) asked me, “Do you know there is a person from Lahore, Pakistan, whose name is Muhammad Ali, and he has written a marvellous translation of the Holy Quran?”

    When I told him, “You are in the mosque which belongs to the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement and here is the photo of Maulana Muhammad Ali,” he ran towards the picture and said: Being an Arab, I have not understood the quran so well that this person explains and he has wonderful knowledge of Quran and English both”.

  5. October 5th, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    From Zahid Aziz:

    Muhammad Rizwan Alladin is employing that same strategy with which we are all too familiar from the anti-Ahmadiyya. They seek an opening into this forum, and once we reply, they fire off a torrent of abuse, introduce other issues, and make diversionary points as he has done in three more posts which I am not going to fall into his trap of publishing. Their technique also involves repeatedly working the same allegation into their posts in different ways, on the basis that if you repeat a false allegation people will believe it. They mock and ridicule, as he is now doing. They even look down on and denigrate berate other Muslims (in this case Shakir and Yusuf Ali) because they respected Ahmadis.

  6. October 6th, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    From Muhammad Rizwan Alladin:

    But, its so much fun watching you delete my posts.  I know you people are scared of the knowledge that I posses. 

    Until Mushtaq Malik leaves our forum, I will not leave you people alone.  Tell him to stop. 

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