The Incredible Mirza Hairat Dehlawi
The incredible Mirza Hairat Dehlawi was a devoted student of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
He was a versatile scholar, journalist, poet, historian and editor of a newspaper at the juncture of the 19th and 20th centuries. He wrote some revolutionary books which were a force to reckon with against all sectarianism, Sunnism, Shiism and Qadianiat.
He was fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Persian and Arabic. In 1912, he wrote “Muqaddama Tafseer Ul Furqan” and a critical review on translations of the Quran done by orientalists.
In his "Afsaana-e-Karbala" he convincingly disproved the so-called incidence of Karbala with strong logic and documentation.
Mirza Dehlawi's following line created furor in the scholastic circles of England more than in India:
"Bukhari, Muslim and most of the Imams of Hadith and History were Mughbachas; catamites and sodomites." (Quoting Imam Shahristani in "A Critical Review Of The Orientalist Translations Of The Quran", Mirza Hairat Dehlawi, 1912)
When challenged in a court of law, he successfully defended his stance with logic and sound knowledge.
I had to buy an 11 page worn out Persian book of Mirza Hairat at online London auction for 58.00 British pounds in 2008.
Mirza Hairat's books were made to disappear by sectarians and by the then British India government to prevent disorder in the country.
Mirza Hairat’s Books:
Chiraaghe Delhi - Haji Baba Asfahani - Hayat Hameedia, 3 volumes - Ilham wa Wahi - Khilafat e Usmani - Khilafat e Sheikhain - Mishkat Shareef, 4 volumes - Muqaddama Tafseer Ul Furqan, 4 volumes - Imam e Na Baligh - Seerat Ur Rasool, 6 volumes – Seerat e Muhammadia - Swaneh Umri Arasto, Persian - Swaneh Umri Luqman - Swaneh Umri Zeb Unnisa Begum - Tazak e Ameeri Umrao, Persian - Afsaana-e-Karbala - Maqasid e Hairat - Swaneh Noor Jahan Begum.