…and Maulana Owais Raza Qadri was weighed in Gold

I have been forwarded these pictures of a famous religious poet [naat khawan] Owais Raza Qadri [official website] which I am told were taken last year when the poet received the Govt of Pakistan award for the Best Naat Khawan of 2007, and the consequent celebration was telecasted live on QTV [Quran TV].

Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri, 38 year old young man has achieved much and is a highly celebrated Naat Khawan with many TV appearances in various channels across Pakistan and to add to his fame he also has quite a large number of much sought after naat audio albums to his name

These are two images, both showing him sitting on a weighing scale while he is being weighed in gold, in certain sects of Islam this actually signifies a mark of respect for a Naat Khawan who has sung many naats in praise of Muhammad (PBUH), mind you this gold is not for any personal benefit but is actually going towards Zakat charity alone [I am told].

His wikipedia entry shares some insight on this highly acclaimed religious scholar

Alhaj Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri, born on 8th. July 1970 in Karachi, Pakistan]. He is Intermediate in academic qualifications. He has performed several Hajj and Umras, the first Umra being in 1992 while the first Hajj in 1996. His favorite personality is Alahazrat, Mujaddid-e-Din-o-Millat Imam Shah Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi. He started reciting naats at the age of 8. He was inspired by AlHaaj Yousuf Ashrafi (late) who was his ideal Naat Khawan. He did not take special naat classes but acquired the companionship of good, pious “Ushaqaan-e-Rasool“. Reciting the Naat of Imam-e-Ahle-sunnat, Alahazrat Shah Ahmed Raza Khan Sahib Barelvi is liked by Owais Raza Qadri. His first album was released in 1983 and after that numerous albums have been released.

I actually choose to question the reasoning behind this elaborate ceremony, our so called preachers of Islam I fear will in effect set a bad precedence for future generation of muslims, transforming the religion from a simple faith based religion into a tradition filled bidat prone Islam far different from the one conceived by our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) some 1400 years back.

This is naturally my own personal opinion and I do not mean to disgrace any religious leader as I am open to discussion below on what is right or wrong as I truly feel that herein lies one answer to the reckless religion problem prevalent in Pakistan. Literally with so many flavors of Islam being preached on the streets of Pakistan we have definitely lost our purity and have in turn opened the door to a pandoras box of Islamic beliefs, ranging from the pure simplicity concept towards the overtly complicated ritual based Islam and intermingled somewhere in between we have the suicide motivator mullah preaching the students to use the bomb vest as an immediate pathway to heaven. Is this what Islam was truly meant for? Is this what was preached to us 1400 years back? that said I am sure it was surely NOT this ritualistic gold weighing ceremony of Maulan Owais Raza Qadri conducted on live TV. Is this what we want our future generations to believe in. I know that I am most definitely stepping into hot territory but feel its high time we stepped up to answer this question.

95 thoughts on “…and Maulana Owais Raza Qadri was weighed in Gold”

  1. I agree with you brother Mohammad Asaad so im saying no more. these poeple will find out which was the true way on the day of judgement. Ahle Sunnat is the true way!

    Allah-hu-akbar!

  2. I hope you believe in the authenticity of the Quran … Allah gives us various examples in Quran … the most relevant in this case is what I am mentioning underneath …

    Surah Tawbah 9:34. O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allâh (i.e. Allâh’s Religion of Islâmic Monotheism). And those who hoard up gold and silver [Al-Kanz: the money, the Zakât of which has not been paid], and spend it not in the Way of Allâh, -announce unto them a painful torment.

  3. aik to mjay is baat ki samajh nai aati k hm Musalmaan hamaisha Islaam ki wo baatain uchaaltay han jo k mutanaazia hoti han aur jn ka end : NO RESULT hota hai ……hamaisha

  4. let's go in detail ( A LITTLE BIT ):

    agr hm Quran parhain to aik jaga irshaad hota hai k MAY(ALLAH) NAY JINO AUR INSAANO KO PAIDA HI NAI KIA MAGAR SIWAAY APNI IBAADAT K LIYAY aur doosri taraf k ALLAH KO IBAADT KI KAMI NAI;JB AIK FARISHTA ALLAH K GHAR KA TAWAAF KRTA HAI TO DOOSRI MARTABA USKI BAARI NAI AATI…..(point to ponder)…..isi tarah agar hm daikhain to aik hadees hai jska mafhoom hai k JO SHAKHS YE PASAND KRTA HAI LOAG USKAY AAGAY KHARAY HOAN TO USAY CHAAHIAY K USAY APNA THIKAANA JAHANAM MAY BNA LAY….laikn hm daikhtay han k NABI KAREEM SAW HAZRAT FITIMA k ihtraam may kharay ho jaya krtay thay…….is liay hm Muslmaan baghair tehqeeq kiay aur baghair soachay samjay hmaishaIslam ki wo baatain uthaaty han jn pr dought ya shuba hota hai……agr kisi ko shubba hai k qabroan pr (haath utha kr)dua maangnay say shirk hota hai to ihtiaat isi may hai k wo na jay aur is kaam say bacha rahay………LAKIN MERA SAWAAL YE HAI K HM MUSALMAAN HAMAISHA ISLAM KI WO BAATAIN PHAILAATAY AUR UN PR BEHAS KRTAY HAN JN PR HMAAIN KHUD DOUGHT HOTA HAI…..hm ku nai un baatoan pr behas kertay jo undoughtful han……So, I request that please hm un baatoan pr debate krain jo sb Musalmaano may similar han takay achay aur fruitful results haasil ho sakain…….thanks

  5. hm MUSLIMS ka ye farz bnta hai hm NON-MUSLIMS k zehno say Islam ki ghalat fehmiaan door krain laikin dukh ki baat ye hai k hm aaps may hi ulajh rahay hain baghair ksi maqsad k……… hmaaray undr jb tk UNITY,FAITH aur DISCIPLINE nai aay ga hm isi tarah hi aaps may ulajhtay rahain gay………km iz km is baat pr to mutafiq ho jaao k aik Musalmaan KALMAY PR TO EEMAN AUR HAQEEN RAKHTA HAI…..ALLAH aur NABI SAW ko to maanta hai……SAHAABA (R) ko to maanta hai……….km iz km

  6. Assalamu alaykum

    Why do we think we all know better. Everyone that says something bad about another is backbiting (doing gheebah). This is a major sin.

    Before saying something is a bidat or shirk, one should know what these words mean. With bidat, there is the good and bad.

    We should always look at ourselves first and foremost and NEVER talk ill of another. How would you feel if someone talked ill of you behind your back. There are many more important things to worry about, ie. praying regularly, zakat, treating everyone as equal.

    Something I have taken to heart recently is how many women in Pakistan and abroad shape and pluck their eyebrows. There is a hadith telling us that those who do, are cursed by Allah and the Prophet Sallalahu alayhi wasalam. Allah knows best.

    Please forgive me if I have wronged.

    JazakAllah kheir.

  7. Assalamu alaykum

    Just a reference to brother Nabeel's comments. Allah asks us to praise the Prophet Salallahu alayhi wasalam.

    "Undoubtedly, Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet (the Communicator of Unseen News), O you who believe ! Send upon him blessings and salute him fully well in abundance" (Surah al-Ahzab, Verse 56).

    The Prophet Salallahu alayhi wasalam is the Beloved of Allah. Didn't Prophet Adam alayhi salam ask forgiveness for the sake of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasalam?

    The Prophet said on the authority of `Umar:

    "When Adam committed his mistake he said: O my Lord, I am asking you to forgive me for the sake of Muhammad. Allah said: O Adam, and how do you know about Muhammad whom I have not yet created? Adam replied, O my Lord, after You created me with your hand and breathed into me of Your Spirit, I raised my head and saw written on the heights of the Throne:

    LA ILAHA ILLALLAH MUHAMMADUN RASULULLAH

    I understood that You would not place next to Your Name but the Most Beloved One of Your creation. Allah said: O Adam, I have forgiven you, and were it not for Muhammad I would not have created you."

    If our Beloved Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasalam was not created then we certainly we not have been created. We should love and praise him more than anyone.

    "Oh Allah, please forgive us and show us the straight path, the path of your Beloved".

  8. “The Prophet (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in God, His Angels, His Books, and His prophets. (They say,) ‘We make no distinction between one another of His prophets…’” (Quran 2:285)

    “And ask (O Muhammad) those of Our prophets whom We sent before you: ‘Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped besides the Most Merciful (God)?’” (Quran 43:45)

    “And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad) but We revealed to him (saying): ‘none has the right to be worshipped but I, so worship Me.’” (Quran 21:25)

    The Noble Qur'an 2:136

    Say (O Muslims), "We believe in Allâh and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrâhim (Abraham), Ismâ'il (Ishmael), Ishâque (Isaac), Ya'qûb (Jacob), and to Al-Asbât [the twelve sons of Ya'qûb (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Mûsa (Moses) and 'Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islâm)."

    The Noble Qur'an 4:152

    And those who believe in Allâh and His Messengers and make no distinction between any of them (Messengers), We shall give them their rewards, and Allâh is Ever Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    The Noble Qur'an 3:84

    Say (O Muhammad ): "We believe in Allâh and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Ibrâhim (Abraham), Ismâ'il (Ishmael), Ishâque (Isaac), Ya'qûb (Jacob) and Al-Asbât [the twelve sons of Ya'qûb (Jacob)] and what was given to Mûsa (Moses), 'Iesa (Jesus) and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between one another among them and to Him (Allâh) we have submitted (in Islâm)."

    Now , we can correctly say that the Hadeeth that you quoted is Zaeef , Prophet Mohammad the truthful messenger cannot say such thing which will contradict Quran .

    About the ayat that you quoted about Salat o Salam .

    Salat means blessings and Salam means salutations and peace . How dare you say that we are supposed to praise the prophet ? We are not supposed to praise the prophets but only ALLAH is worthy of all praises . Here is another verse

    "SURAH ANBIYA [about prophets](27. They speak not until He has spoken, and they act on His command.) (28. He knows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they cannot intercede except for him with whom He is pleased. And they stand in awe for fear of Him.) (29. And if any of them should say: "Verily, I am a god besides Him,'' such We should recompense with Hell. Thus We recompense the wrongdoers.)

    READ QURAN TO KNOW THE DEEN THAT PROPHET MOHAMMAD BROUGHT . DONT BLINDLY FOLLOW THE HEARSAY

  9. A man is a man no matter how much height he attains . A GOD is a GOD no matter if he comes down or remains up above the sky . Please dont mix your concepts .

    Allah didnt create the heavens and the earth for Prophet Mohammad .

    "I only created jinn and man to worship Me. (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 56)"

    ………………….and by the way

    from whatever argument you choose how can you prove that this fatty singer deserves this treatment ?

    1. why you says that allah didnt creat the heavens and earth for prophet muhammad( sallala ho alyehe wassalam )beshak allah ne jannat is liye banaye he k us me wo log rahe ge jin se allah raze ho ga or allah khali un se razi ho ga jin se muhammad sallala ho alyehe wassalam raze ho ge but najdis dont belive on this statement and you say sumum bukmum la yarjihon on muslims in bukhari shrif hadeth clearly tells us that in last time peoples use the verses on another muslim & that verses which allah says to mushriks & kafir so be carefull to that person i think their is same case which you show think think & think about your aqeda in many points you clearly disappointed the personality of our holly prophet sallala ho alyehe wassalam

  10. Do you know what the meaning of Prophet Muhammad's Sallallahu alayhi wasalam name is?

    IT IS "THE MOST PRAISED ONE, PRAISEWORTHY".

    "Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation."

    (Surat Al-Ahzab, verse 56)

    On Backbiting

    O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, in deed some suspicions are sins. And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear God, verily, God is the one who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (49: 12)

    Say to My servants that they should only say those things that are best, for Satan does sow dissensions among them, for Satan is to man an avowed enemy. (17:53)

    Judging others

    Quran 46:9 Say: "I am no bringer of new-fangled doctrine among the apostles, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. God is the ONLY one who can judge humans.

    Alhamdulillah, I do read the Quran and Hadith. I do not follow hearsay or follow blindly.

    We should all avoid jealousy,envy,hatred and defaming others.

    JazakAllah kheir.

  11. The meaning of word Mohammad or Ahmed is 'the praised one' . But where in any verse of Quran or any authentic Hadeeth do you find any reference that we are supposed to praise Prophet Mohammad . I have already explained Surah Ahzab Verse 56 , that we are supposed to send blessings and salutations of peace to our prophet , these same salutations are sent by Allah and the angels to the momins as well to bring the momins out of the darkness into the light .

    33: 43 He [Allah] it is Who sends blessings on you [yousalli 'alaykum] as do His angels that He may bring you out from the depths of Darkness into Light: and He is Full of Mercy to the Believers.

    So dont construe any false meanings to the Quranic verse by adding your culture to it . Never in the Quran has ALLAH said AlhamduMohammad , seems odd doesnt it . Allah has always said ALHAMDULLILAH (all praises belongs to HIM) .

    And no where has Prophet Mohammad asked his followers to praise him . The Prophet has always asked musalman to follow him rather than praising him . We dont follow the sunnats but just inventions and whats easy for us , that is our dillemna .

    Owais Raza Qadri is not my brother , he is not a deeni bhai . I am Millat e Ibraheem , crooks and showmen like these are not allowed in Millat e Ibraheem . And I am not backbiting , I am opening the eyes of the summum , bukmun , ummun people in here .

    Verse no 46:9 doesnt mention judgement anywhere , Instead of God is the only one who can judge humans , it says "I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am but a plain warner."

    That doesnt mean that judgement belongs to any other than ALLAH . But its not mentioned here , please quote correctly next time . Anyhow muslims are supposed to practise (Amr bil maroof wa anhona anil munkir)

    You are the best nation brought forth for the people of the world: you enjoin right and you forbid wrong, and you believe in Allah. Qur'an 3/110

    So yeah we are supposed to forbid munkar , If we dont do it , Islam's face would be changed by these moneymakers , fraud priests .

    These posts are not our of jealousy , I was in my time more famous then this Qadri could ever get . But i left fame for something better .

    Envy . Envious of someone who is deviating people from the true path ?

    hatred …nope

    defame .. yea he needs to be defamed literally

    1. when the word muhammad(sallala ho alye he wassalam) clearly tells us about praised so i think we have no need to search in quran and hadith because their is no doubt in world ahmed &muhammad s.a.w.s and muhammad s.a.w.s also praised by allah and who praised by allah we i think that he is greatest in all over the world after allah nono one is equal not any noori or narri or any bashr to our prophet s.a.w.s with out allah so we say that after allah their is only one personality our prophet muhammad (sallala ho alye he wassalam)and word ahmed mean highly praissed

    2. I am not from your culture. I am far from that, an Australian. We have many nationalities here from far and wide. Many who are just like me, Alhamdulillah. This brainwashing about being in the Pakistani culture only, is absolute rubbish. An evil way to lead believers onto the wrong path. There have been many a brainwashing happening recently and I ask Allah to save us from this misfortune.

      The Prophet Salallahu alayhi wasalam said: "And the Prophets alaihi wasalam,were formerly sent to their people only, whereas I have been sent to all mankind." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

      The Prophet Salallahu alayhi wasalam was favoured. Belief in Allah is not complete if you do not love the Prophet Salallahu alayhi wasalam more than all else. If you want to gain the love of Allah, follow him (3:31)

      Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger. (Sahih al-Bukhari, no: 3261)

      If you all are referring to this as your excuse not to praise Allah's Beloved Sallallahu alaihi wasalam, then you have misunderstood. As the Christians praised the son of Mary is part of the explanation. The Christians rever Prophet Isa alayhi salam as the son of God, partner to God and even as God.

      We are in no way saying that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasalam is any of these. This is where the distinction is. The distinction that you are ignoring.

      Believe, honour and respect him (48:9) (61:11).

      O Allah save us all from the trials and tribulations of this temporary transit to our eternity. Ameen.

  12. FOR [so called] MAULANA OWAIS RAZA SAHAB…..KUTGH TO DEEN KA LEHAAJ RAKHKHA HOTA…AUR YE SAB ANOOKHI BAATEN PAKISTAN ME HI KYUN HOTI HAIN

    1. owais qadri is great ye innam allah ki taraf se un ko mila he kunke jo kuch be is dunia me hota he wo allah he karta he ye har musalman ka aqida he jo ise na mane wo kafir he to ye be allah ki marzi ki wajha se hi hoa he ye allah ki rahmat he jo ye batta rahe he k natt khawn ka dunia me be darja boht bara he or akhrat me be ye sab karm sarkar-e-doalam (sallala ho alye he wa alehe wassalam) ki wajha se he

  13. assalamualaikum BESHAKH OWAIS RAZA QUADRI JANNATHI HAI BESHAKH JO AASHIQE RASOOL SALLALLAHUALAHIWASALLAM HAI USKO DUNIYA KI KYA FIKR BESHAKH YAAD RAKHO YAAD KERO US DIN JAB HUM QAYAMTH MEIN TAHRINGE DAMANE MUSTAFA AAP SALLALLAHUALAHIWASALLAM HAATH MEIN HOGA HAI HAI JANNATHI HAI WO SO RECITE DAILY DUROOD SHAREEF AND NAATH SHAREEF TO BECOME GULAAME MUSTAFA AAP SALLALLAHUALAHIWASALLAM

  14. daikhain gai yai inkarre ezmat e RASOOL SAW jub husher kai rooz sirf shafaat maire rasool ki ho gi jub baat sirf maire habib ki ho gi jub naat maire aaqa ki ho gai jub ursh per kibrya ki kursi kai saath kersi maire nabi ki ho gi aa inkaar kerna walo sunlo ….. ALLAH nai ursh o farsh sajaye maire HABIB SAlAAT O WASLAAM kai lye kye tum sub ki aankhain khoolnai kai lye byaan e mairaaj kafi nahi ………..ALLAH IN LOOGON KO HIDAYAT KA RAASTA DIKHAYE AUR ASHIQ E RASOOL BANAYE AMEEEEEN

    AAJ DUKH HAI KAI AIK TERAF TO NON MUSLIMS TOHEEN E RASALAT MAI MUSROOF HAIN TO DOOSRI TARAF ISHEQ E RASOOL SAI KHALI YA MUSLIMS ISSI KAAM MAI MUSROOF HAIN

    identify the right path before its too late

  15. Just to answer UmmSalahuddin .

    The Prophet Salallahu alayhi wasalam is the Beloved of Allah. Didn’t Prophet Adam alayhi salam ask forgiveness for the sake of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasalam?

    Totallly False.

    there is no single Hadith or single verse which can prove Quran says Adam(A.s) was forgiven after the dua mentioned in Holy Quran surah Aaraf

    "rababana zalmana …..minal khasireen|"

    it is upto you to belive the falsehood or Quran.

  16. main owais raza qadri sb bohot pasahad karta ho in ke aawaz bohot pasahad karta ho

    The Prophet Salallahu alayhi wasalam is the Beloved of Allah. Didn’t Prophet Adam alayhi salam ask forgiveness for the sake of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasalam

    1. afsoas ki baat hey,,,,logo key pass khaney ko nahi hey aur yahan per logo ko gold mey tola ja rha hey, kitna hurt ho rahey hongey woh loag jo beecharey gharib hein, afsoas

  17. Dear All,

    Afsoos ki baat hey ke Janaab Asif feels like he is the one(Asif) who can feed the world. Are Loge jin parr Naat parr yakin nahin hein khol tumhari ankhein jab Hazrat Hasaan Naat parrte tehy Hamara Nabi Paak ouss ko Mimbar parr bhithatey tehy. aur Nabi Paak Niche sahabi ke pass beithey tehy. Tum kya jaano ashiquan-e-Rasool Kya Hein.Aur han Asif jo bhi likha hein tumhare takdir mein oussi milega Yaani ke Kitna Khana khana hein tum kha loge, kitna pinaa tum pi loge. So Why those bullshit answers and Question does you Wahabism ask and answered every time!!! Kya itna hi kafi nahin hein ya khuch aur farmaoun!!!!!

  18. Awais Raza Qadri beshak aik ache naat khwan hongay!!!! magar mai ne un ki naatain bht km sune hain……OUPER se un ko GOLD main tola ja raha hai….Or wo phir b ro raha hai k mai ne apna waight Q Zyada na kia hota agr mujhe pata hota……….hahahahahaha….
    Magar Sharam ki baat yeh hai k Yeh jo b in ko CASH & GOLD dy raha hai…I MEAN tola ja raha hai…agar yeh log yahi CASH & GOLD POOR  Logon (People) main taqseem kr datey tho kitna acha hota na……………………………………………..I don't Like Awais raza Qadri & her Party……very Sad….Very hurting Of pakistani POOR Family's………………………

    1. @syedfawadalishahs tmhn agr owais bhai ni psnd tu is mn tmhra ni tmhri soch ka qsor h…….
      hr insan dosry ki khushi mn shamil ho ye b mumkn ni……
      tery 1 k na chahny sy unhn koi frq ni prta' Q k wo HOOZOR.PAAK S.A.W.W ki barga mn mqbol b hn or mnzor b hn…
      so its vry bad……..

  19. Asslam o alikum awais qadri g mai ap ki bht bari fan hn aur Allah se dua karti hn ke wo ap ko sahat de aur bi payari awaz de . mari hawahish hai ke mai ap se miln magr abi hm chote hn jis din bre hn ge to ap se zaror miln gi

  20. They are inspired by Hadiths and Sunnat,, Yes they are doing Jahalat because they are folllowing Hadiths and Sunnat.

    Yahya related to me from Malik from Ja'far ibn Muhammad that his father said, "Fatima, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, weighed the hair of Hasan, Husayn, Zaynab and Umm Kulthum, and gave away in sadaqa an equivalent weight of SILVER."
    http://www.sunnipath.com/library/hadith/H0001P002

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