Shaykh al-Islam, AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (Alayhir Rahmah) has stated: "Those areas in which I have a special interest and attachment to, which has reached the level of love are three:
1. Foremost, the best, the highest and most valuable branch l possess is that I fully prepare myself to defend the honour of the leader of the Messengers (Salawaatullahi wa Salamuhu Alayhi wa Alayhim Ajma'een) when any intrepid wretch dares to utter any blasphemies against his lofty personality.
2. Secondly, I refute all the heretical groups and their false beliefs and bring misery upon them. They claim to represent the religion but in fact create discord within it.
3. Thirdly, I issue edicts according to the hanafi school to the best of my ability. It is the path which is strong and also clear.
So, these three are actually my safehaven and upon them I rely."
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Ref: Al-Ijazaat al-Mateenah li Ulama'i Bakkah wa al-Madinah, Page 159