Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Discussion on Sufi Saints (Auliya Allah)

Wilaayat (Sainthood) is a status of closeness which Allah azzawajal has blessed to some of His beloved servants through His Grace.

Mas'ala (Rule): Wilaayat can not be attained by one's self. It is bestowed by Allah azzawajal. However, good deeds and virtuous behavior is a means of allowing it to be bestowed.

Mas'ala (Rule): Wilaayat is not given to anyone without knowledge. This knowledge is either that which one has attained, or if Allah wills, then knowledge is bestowed upon him before he receives Wilaayat.

Mas'ala (Rule): The greatest Awliyah from the beginning until the last day, are those in the Ummat of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The greatest amongst them are the Four Khalifas in order of excellence First Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Uthman and then Hazrat Ali (ridwaanullahi ta aala alaihim ajmaeen). Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) bestowed the splendours of Wilaayat to Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar and he made Hazrat Ali (ridwaanullahi ta aala alaihim ajmaeen) the station of distribution for these splendours. It is for this reason that all the Awliyah Allah turn towards Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) for they have attained through the blessings of him being the station of distribution.

Mas'ala (Rule): No Wali is exempted from any religious obligations, no matter how exalted in status he may be. There are some ignorant persons who say that Shariah(Islamic principles) is the path and they have reached the final goal, so there is no need for the path anymore
(Allah forbid). Sayyidina Junaid alBaghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) has stated as follows concerning such ignorants,
'They are true in what they say. They have definitely reached somewhere, but where? They have reached Hell'.

If however, there are those who are Majzoobs (in a totally high spiritual state and do not have complete control over their thoughts), then the law of Shariah does not apply to them, but the reality is that a true Majzoob will not speak contrary to the Shariah.

Belief: The Walis have been blessed with great power and authority from the Court of Allah. They are the true Representatives of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).They have been bestowed with knowledge of Ghaib (unseen) through the blessing of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Most of them are aware of past and future happenings and are even aware of that which inscribed on The Protected Tablet (Lauh‑e‑Mahfooz). All this is given to them through the blessing of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Without the blessing of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) no non‑Nabi can attain any knowledge of the unseen.

Belief: The Karaamats (miracles) performed by the Awliyah Allah is Haq (The Truth). One who opposes this is a mislead person.

Mas'ala (Rule): To bring the death back to life, cure the leper, cause the blind to see, travelling the entire earth from east to west by just taking one small step and all these other splendours are within the power of the Awliyah Allah, except for that which is not possible, for example to bring a surah equal to a surah of the Quran or to see in the world with the naked eyes the vision of Allah azzawajal, or to converse directly with Allah. Any one who claims these for himself or any other Wali, is a kaafir.

Mas'ala (Rule): To ask their help in the times of need is permissible. They assist those who ask their help sincerely with any words that are permissible. The Wahabis confuse the unsuspecting Muslims on these issues.

Mas'ala (Rule): They Awliyah Allah are alive in their graves. Their Knowledge and powers increase even more after passing into the next world.

Mas'ala (Rule): To Make the Niyaaz of the Awliyah Allah is permissible and is a type of Esaal‑e‑sawaab. The Niyaaz of Gyaarwee Shareef is very beneficial and blessed.

Mas'ala (Rule): To commemorate the Urs of the Awliyah Allah by reading Quraan, Naats, Faateha and delivering talks etc are all permissible. To do any actions contrary to Shariah are definitely disallowed, more so at a Mazaar Shareef. The Sunnis have a very close relationship with the pious servants and they even become mureeds of Great Sheikhs (Sheikhs) of many silsilas (spiritual chains). To confuse and trap the Muslims, the Wahabis have also started making mureeds, whereas they do not even have faith in the Awliyah Allah. When becoming Mureed, we should be very aware of this. There are four pre‑conditions that one must confirm before accepting any one as a Sheikh. This is an obligation upon one who seeks a Sheikh.

1. The Sheikh must be Sunni on True Belief

2. He should have sufficient knowledge to find the solutions to daily Islamic issues.

3. He must not be a Faasiq (Open sinner).

4. His chain must link to the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

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