Friday, December 21, 2012

The Spritiual State in which the Awliya live 

"Allah said, 'I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper (walî) of Mine. And the most beloved things with which My slave comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined (frD) upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing nawâfil (praying or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks Me, I will give him, and if he asks My protection (Refuge), I will protect him; (i.e. give him My Refuge) and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him." 
Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu) 

From Sahih Bukhari  vol8, Hadith 509

The Power of Miracles given to Awliya

Extracted From Futuh al-ghayb

O son of Adam, I am Allah; there is none worthy of worship besides Me. I will say to a thing "Be," and it comes into being. Obey Me; I will make you such that you say to a thing, "Be," and it will be.

Shaykh `Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Futuh al-ghayb,

The Awliya as Spiritual Guides

This point is elaborated most beautifully by Mawlana Rumi;

 'Prophets and religious teachers(Sahaba , the Ahle Bayt , Awliya  ) are like signs on the road, to guide spiritual travellers who have become lost in the desert. But those who have attained union with God need nothing but their inner eye and divine lamp of faith, they need no signs or even a road to travel along. Such people then become signs for others’.

The Intercession of the Awliya

The evidence for tawassul through the awliya' or saints is also abundant, and it suffices that Allah strictly warns all believers to keep company with them when He says:

Glorious Quraan 

"O believers! Be wary of Allah, and keep company with the truthful!" 

and He enjoins the followership of those who have turned to Him in true and complete repentence

The Prophet said to al-Firasi, concerning asking from people:

 "If you absolutely must ask from people, then ask from the righteous ones" (in kunta la budda sa'ilan fas'al al-salihin).

The Effect Of Iblees who is against the Ummah establishing connection with the Awliya is mentioned in the quraan.
The Glorious Quraan Surah Kahf Verse 63

Surah Kahf Verses 60-65

Verse 63. (The disciple) said: ‘Did you see when we reposed beside the rock? 
I forgot the fish (there), and none but Satan made me forget to mention it to you. 
And that fish (after coming back to life) made its way into the sea in a strange way (and it disappeared).’

This episoide relates to the event where Hazrat Moosa Alaihis Salaam was asked to meet Hazrat Qizr Radiallahu taala anhu by Allah , And he took Hazrat Yusha along with him, they stopped at a place to rest , this place was the meeting of the two seas , 
The fired fish became alive and went into the sea making a tunnel in a strange way , Satan made Yusha forget this , but later whe  Hazrat Moosa asked for the fish , Hazrat Yusha remembered and told Hazrat Moosa alaihis salaam what had happened , Hazrat Mossa
Alaihis Salaam gave his Fatwa that the same place is the place they were looking for , Then they found Hazrat Qizr Alaihis salaam there .

In the above verse Yusha indicates that Satan(Iblees) was against the meeting of Hazrat Qizr and Hazrat Musa and also made  Hazrat Yusha overlook the barakah and sanctity of that place.

Surah Kahf Verse 64. Musa (Moses) said: ‘That is the place we were looking for.’ So both returned to (the same place), tracing the (same path), following their footsteps.

Surah Kahf  Verse 65. Then both found (there) one of Our (elite) servants (Khidr) upon whom We had bestowed from Our Presence (special) mercy and had taught him infused knowledge (i.e., the inspired knowledge of secrets and gnostics).

The Love of the Awliya is a gift from Allah 

Allah’s Messenger  said: when Allah loves some person, He sends for Jibril and commands him: verily, I love such and such person; you should also love him, so Jibril loves him as well. Then Jibril proclaims in the heavens that Allah loves such and such person; you should also love him. Then the residents of the heavens love him as well.Then his love is sent down to the earth (the world)."

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (Radi Allah Ta'lah Anhu). 

Sahih Muslim transmitted (virtue, joining of the ties of relationship and good manners) ch.48 (4:2030#157/2637);

Sahih Bukhari narrated it at three places  (beginning of creation) ch.6 (3:1175#3037),

Sahih Bukhari chapter of adab (good manners) ch.41 (5:2246#5693), 

Sahih Bukhari and chapter of tawhid (Islamic monotheism) ch.33 (6:2721#7047);

Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad (2:413);

Malik bin Anas in al-Muwatta, chapter of sha‘ar (hair) ch.5 (2:953#15);

 Khatib Tabrizi in Mishkat-ul-masabih, chapter of adab (good manners) ch.16 (3:74#5005).

Those hearts which were chosen for the love of Allah's beloved servants are lucky , lets pray that Allah chooses us, or be grateful if he has already chosen us

The Declaration of the fountainhead of Wilayat 

It is narrated by (Syedina Hazrat Maula)‘Ali (himself). He said: on the day of Ghadir Khum, the Messenger of Allah(Sallahu Alahi wasallam)  had a turban tied round my head (as a symbol of honour) and let the loose end hang down at the back. Then he said: The angels whom Allah  had sent to help me at Badr and Hunayn were wearing turbans of the same kind. He then added: surely the turban differentiates between belief and disbelief .

Tayalisi related it in al-Musnad (p.23#154);
and Bayhaqi in as-Sunan-ul-kubra (10:14).
Hindi says in Kanz-ul-‘ummal (15:306,482#41141,41909)

that, besides Tayalisi, this tradition has also been narrated by
Bayhaqi, Tabarani, Ibn Abi Shaybah and Ibn Muni‘.

Hindi has added the following words:

Surely the turban differentiates between Muslims and polytheists

It is strange that even though people believe in the coming of Hazrat Imam Mehdi Alaihis Salaam  , the seal of Spiritual Sovergnity  and its unconditional acceptance , but disbelieve in the  same Chain  which originated from Hazrat Maula Ali Radiallahu taala anhu and continues to the Awliya all of whom are united under the roof of Hazrat Ghaus ul azam Dastageer , 

Hazrat Imam Mehdi Alaihis Salaam also will inherit the same Spiritual Legacy that  Hazrat Maula Ali Radiallahu taala anhu inhertied and will also be born in the same family chain .

Hazrat Umar radiallahu taala anhu's Fatwa 

Two Bedouins came quarelling to Hazrat Umar Radiallahu taala anhu who said to Hazrat Ali Radiallahu taala anhu, "O Abul-Hassan, Please settle the dispute between these two". Thereafter, Hazrat Ali made his judgement  in favour of one of them. One of the men remarked, "Is he all who remained to settle our dispute?".  On hearing this Hazrat Umar leapt towards the man and grabbed him by the neck (and lifted him off the ground) and said,  "Do you know who he is?". He is my and every Momin's Maula (Master). Whoever does not consider him his Maula is not a Momin.

[Muhib Tabari, ar-Riyad-un-nadrah fi manaqib-il-'ashrah]
[Ibn-e-Asaakar Tarikh-e-Damish al Kabeer]

Sometimes Intercession becomes a requirement without which Allah will never forgive 

The Glorious Quraan  Surah Nisa Verse 64. 

And We have not sent any Messenger but that he must be obeyed by the Command of Allah.  And, (O Beloved,) if they, having wronged their souls, had come to you imploring the forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) had also asked forgiveness for them, then (owing to this mediation and intercession) they would certainly have found Allah Most Relenting, Ever-Merciful.

The Wasilah of prophet Muhammed Sallalahu alahi wassallam  is established in the above verse

Allah says that he will not forgive the Munafiq's unless they would have come to Prophet Muhammed Sallalahu alahi wassallam  and  ask for Allah's forgiveness and Prophet Muhammed Sallalahu alahi wassallam   also would have asked for thier forgiveness from Allah Subhanataala.

Allah Hafiz
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