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Distinguish between Believers and Unbelievers

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Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

Today so many people from east to west especially people who are following other faiths, misunderstanding Islam, because they are seeing some Muslim named people causing destruction and tribulations!.

The truth is, all these ideologies that spread hatred and mischief coming from Satan. Islam is the religion of Peace and Safety. Not a religion of distress and destruction.

So people of the other faith must know what is the difference between Islam and those so called groups who claim they represent Islam.

Muslims must know and follow the correct creed of Islam. So that they may not get fooled by Satan and those agents of Satan!

Who has more right and absolute authority to say who is believer and who is unbeliever?. Of course the full right and absolute authority belongs to Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam), since you cannot hear the voice of God!

So what did Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) say about believers and unbelievers?

HADITH:

1- It was narrated that Anas Ibn Malik (R.A) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There are three things ,whoever attains them will find therein the sweetness of Faith: When Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, and His Messenger are dearer to him than all else;when he loves for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah; when he prefer to be thrown into the fire rather than go back to the disbelief  from which Allah has saved him” (Sahih Hadith, Sunan Nasa’i, Vol 6  PPage 16/17,Hadith 4990,4991,4992,Darussalam Publications.

So it is clear that there cannot be real faith without loving Allah and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam. Then how can they have faith, who says loving and praising Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) excessively is an act of shirk and bidha (polytheism and innovation)!?

How can someone attain sweetness of faith, if he do not love for the sake of Allah and do not hate for the sake of Allah?. How can someone hate the fellow Muslims and call them Mushrik and grave worshipper when he is a Muslim? How can a true Muslim associate himself with those who do not love Allah and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and slander pious scholars and Muslims?

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WHO IS  MUSLIM AND BELIEVER?:

“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32)

“Al Muslimu man salima-nnaasu min lisaanihi wa Yadihi, wal muminu man aminahunnaasu alaa dima’ihim wa amwaalihim” [Sahih (authentic) Hadith, Sunan Nasai 4998, Arabic-English Volume 6 ,Darussalam Publications)]

2- It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (R.A) that the Messenger of Allah (Swallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the people are safe, and the believer is the one from whom the people’s lives and wealth are safe” (Sunan Nasai)

The “Naas” is used here, which means “People”. People of all faiths, color, creed, race and caste.  So it is clear that a Muslim is the one who does not harm people with his tongue and hand, A Mumin (believer/one who is attained the faith) is he whom the people’s lives and wealth are safe.

This is the completion of the religion of Prophets.

The Ten Commandments says the same. You shall not murder and you shall not lie, you shall not steal others property.

Sahih Bukhari Book 88 Hadith 198  Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: I heard the Prophet saying, “Do not revert to disbelief after me by striking (cutting) the necks of one another.”  

INVALIDITY OF CALLING OTHER MUSLIM GROUPS AS “DISBELIEVERS”, WITH THE CONTEXT OF THE ABOVE HADITHS:

3- It was narrated that Anas (R.A) said: The Messenger of Allah alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “Whoever prays as we pray, turn to face the same Qibla as us, and eat our slaughtered animals, that is a Muslim (Sunan Nasai , Darussalam, Haidh number 4500)

So it is in appropriate to call some Muslims as mushrik/kaafir or grave worshiper with the fulfillment of the above three ahadith in the same book (Sunan Nasa’i).

Most Virtuous Islam:

It was narrated that Abu Musa (R.A) said: “I said O Messenger of Allah , whose Islam is most virtuous?’ He said: “The one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are Safe” (Sahih).

So my brothers and sisters follow the most virtuous Muslims among you. It does not mean to stop speaking and warning against the evil that the sects violate in regards to the above hadiths.

Because Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says: On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Whoso- ever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim] 40 Hadith Nawawi, Sunan Nasai 5012

And note that Islam does not allow to counter evil with evil, that is not the way of Islam!.

BELIEVER LOVE THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE:

4-It was narrated that Anas (R.A) said: The Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “None of you has believed until I am dearer to him than his family ,his wealth and all the people” (Sunan Nasa’i, 5017 , also 5016,5018)

BELIEVER DO NOT HAVE JEALOSY, HATRED OR GREED:

5- It was narrated that Qatada (R.A) said: I heard Anas say:, (Humaid ibn Mas’dah said in his Hadith), the Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “None of you has believed until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself” (Sahih, Sunan Nas’ai),

also in 40 Hadith Imam Nawawi.

BELIEVERS THE LOVERS OF IMAM ALI IBN ABI TALIB (R.A) AND AHLUL BAYTH:

6- It was narrated that Zirr said: Ali said: “The Unlettered Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) made a covenant with me, that none but a believer would love me, and none but a hypocrite would hate me”. (Sahih, Sunan Nasa’i 5021 ,Darussalam Publications, Vol 6 Page 36 also 5025)

BELIEVERS (MUMIN) ARE NOT HYPOCRITES- BUT ARE GUIDED WITH GUIDES (IMAMS):

7- Quran 4:49 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “The signs of hypocrites are three: When he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise he breaks it; and when he is entrusted with something, he betrays t(that trust).” [Sahih ,Sunan Nasa’i 5024) also 5026: “whoever has one of this (traits) then a trait of hypocrisy has not ceased him, until he leaves it”. 

It was narrated from Ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: ” The parable of the hypocrite is that of a sheep, that hesitate between two flocks., sometimes following one and sometimes following another, not knowing which to follow.” (Sahih, Sunan Nasa’i 5040)

THE VISIBLE ATTRIBUTES OF A BELIEVER AND UNBELIEVER:

The believers and unbelievers have some attributes that can be recognized. The believer (Mumin) whose spirit shine forth with the light of Allah.

8- Haristh bin Wahb  narrated that the Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam): “Shall I not tell you about the people of Paradise?. Every weak and oppressed one. Shall I not tell you the people of Hell?. Every harsh, haughty and arrogant one” (Sahih, Sunan Ibn Majah Volume 5 Hadith 4116, Darussalam Publications)

This Hadith has co-relating description in it. The people of hell oppress and weaken the Muslims for example by slandering and accusing shirk and kufr on them.

THE NATURE OF MUMIN:

9– It was narrated from  Asma Bint Yazid that she heard the Messenger of Allah (swalla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) say: “Shall I not tell you the best of you?”. They said: “Yes, O Messenger of Allah”. He said: “The best of you are those who , when they are seen, Allah the Mighty, the Majestic , is remembered” (Hasan) Sunan Ibn Majah  4119, Darussalam Publications)

Conclusion:

Only Awliya Allah (Friends of Allah and the way of Sufi Shaykhs) perfected the Islamic ethics, morals and manners, and taking the middle path as a middle nation.

Any other sects you look, they have malice against Awliya Allah, or malice against some Sahaba or malice against some ahlul bayth or malice against some pious scholars.

Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah-The Madhab following Sufi creed always stayed on the straight path according to the Quran and Sunnah, as we read above.

Sahih Bukhari Book 77 Hadith 595 Narrated Imran bin Husain: A man said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Can the people of Paradise be known (differentiated) from the people of the Fire; The Prophet replied, “Yes.” The man said, “Why do people (try to) do (good) deeds?” The Prophet said, “Everyone will do the deeds for which he has been created to do or he will do those deeds which will be made easy for him to do.” (i.e. everybody will find easy to do such deeds as will lead him to his destined place for which he has been created).

So this sufficient for those who have some knowledge in Islam, to understand the meaning of Believers and unbelievers.

Our Shaykh Sahibu Saif Waliyullahi Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim  Al-Kibrisi (Q.S) explaining in a question and answer section. When I listen to Shaykh’s sohbets some Ahadith came to my heart, then i was inspired to write an article to explain the words of our Shaykh in detail for those who want proof from Quran and Sunnah.

We can see the Shaykh’s words are 100% Haqq according to the Quran and Hadith mentioned in this post.

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Prophet Hood (A.S)

PROPHET HOOD (A.S)

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For 800 years the children of Sam (as) lived in the area of Mecca in Arabia. In the beginning the memory of the great flood was fresh in their minds and faithful to his promise and kept praising to God Almighty, the Creator. But gradually, as did the children of Adam (as), they forgot, until the flood was only a distant legend. People turned to the worship of false gods.A group of children of Sam (as) lived in northern Arabia. They called themselves Ad and big and aggressive people. They took what they wanted from other weaker. They captured the weak and turned into slaves and so did not work themselves. They worshipped their king as a god and the innocent victims killed and served for the meals.

One of the people of Ad was the first to find gold. He pulled it out digging in the creek under a rock. The status and made jewellery and people began to bow in front of these because of its stunning beauty.

This royal family of forgetful people born a descendant of Noah (as). They called Hood (as) because unlike the other people of Ad were friendly and mild-mannered. Although no one could see from his face light Mohammed (saw) shone like the sun breaking through the clouds.

Hood (as) while he was still quite young, left parties and ceremonies terrible people and retired to a cave on the hill to think and pray. When I was 40 years old shipping Allah angel Gabriel (as) tell it was going to be a great prophet. He must go and teach your people, but you should never, no matter how much I ask for people, display a miracle because that would lead to their destruction.

Hood (as) had always felt great sympathy for slaves Ad. Not only did all the work while his master slept, but most were treated and abused. They were fed and received too little shots. Hood (as) was brought to live with them, and found among the slaves, humble hearts and minds that were hungry for Truth. He began to teach the slaves of Allah and listened and followed their Prophet Hood (as).

When the family of Hood (as) who was discovered living with slaves, sleeping on the floor, eating miserable food uan, they were concerned. They went to him and asked him to behave like one of the owners of slaves, not as a slave. They put a whip in his hands and demanded that fustian a slave, his friend, or they would kill him. Hood (as) tried to refuse but his friends begged him to use his whip. They preferred to be beaten to lose their beloved Prophet.

No matter how hard or how often Hood (as) struck the slave believer, he was not hurt. No scars, no pain, no signs appeared in the body of the humble slave, even when the blows were strong enough to kill a normal man.
It was a miracle, and even when people of Ad not noticed this and did not change the words of Allah tested them discover their truth.

Now laughing Hood (as) and left him alone. When the king heard that Hood (as) taught about the gardens of Paradise decided to build himself a yard just to show people that its really the sky was on earth. For 20 years the slaves worked to build this beautiful garden was called Iram.

Now the king of Ad and his people were even more proud and presumptuous. Even felt that they were better than the rest. While the rest of Arabia was covered in a dry desert, they lived malnourishment in a garden full of fruits. Just when it seemed his pride got its highest point, the rains stopped Almighty Allah. For seven years no rain fell. The crops withered. Herds died. People went hungry. Only slaves were unchanged as they had learned to live with very little, and since his Prophet Hood (as) lived among them and the light emanating from it gave them energy and hope.

Ad King made all his people to pray to their gods for rain. On the horizon appeared three clouds. The first was white and a voice spoke to her saying, “Pick me my. I will rain down on you snakes and scorpions. ” The second was red and said “Pick me my. I will rain fire on you. “Third was black and said,” Pick me my. I will rain upon you a scorching wind. ” Either way, nobody except believers could understand his words.

People of Ad chose the black cloud and they were certain that it looked like a rain cloud. Hood (as) asked them to listen to the true God who created them and who might even save them. But they were safe now, in their pride, the rain which had been asked to come and cast Hood (as).

Hood (as) led believers to the cave on the hill and covered the entrance with rocks and prayed together.

The black cloud came more and more. The people who were so happy to see this cloud began to feel scared. For seven nights and seven days the scorching wind attacked the people of Ad. The wind burned their bodies and melted their gold holdings. Large creatures such as birds out of the clouds broke and the people tore to pieces and suss palaces from the ground and threw them like pieces of dust.

When he finished, nothing remained of Ad, no houses, no palaces, no trees, no grass brisna. But the beautiful garden of Iram, as it was built by believers, was saved and hidden by Allah till the last day he will return to appearer. Sometimes a believer, travelling alone in the wilderness, with the permission of Allah, stumbles upon this beautiful garden. But no matter how hard you look, you will not find again.

Hood (as) and the believers took them out of that desolate place. They settled in the area of Mecca where 150 years Hood (as) died and he was buried near what became the Ka’aba.

May Allah bless Hood (as) and give him peace.
-Mother Hajja Amina Adil (RA) Al-Fatiha Ameen, (Wife of
Hazrat Mawlana Sheykh Nazim Adil Al Haqqani Ar Rabbani Q.S) Al-Fatiha Ameen

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Advise for Success in Islamic Spiritual Way

ADVISE FOR SUCCESS IN ISLAM AND TARIQAH:

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

There is no Islam without Tariqah(Spirituality) and there is no Tariqah without Islam (Submission).
To succeed in the Path of Spirituality (Sufism/Tasawwuf) one must observe the following:
– Respect all Prophets and All Companions
-Respect Parents of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)
-Love and respect for ahlul Bayt (Descendants of Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam)
-Respect the Khalifas of Muslims, the Imams and their creed.
-Respect all Saints of God, always remember that only a few Awliya Allah are known to the people. Your Shaykh may be one of them, but extreme love for your shaykh should not cause you to disrespect others even though there may be disagreements among the Shaykhs and Saints. (Remember the incident between Imam Ali and Ayesha R.A ,the incident between Hidr and Musa (peace be upon them all)
You might be a follower of one of them, but you cannot cause malice against another, if you are really a person of ahl zikr (Sufi tariqah) then that Zikr must bring you to understand that Allah and His Prophet (alaihisalathu wa salama) is above all Awliya Allah and all Ahlul Bayth. So do not interfere without authority.
– Love and Respect Parents
-Respect fellow Muslim brothers.
– Have best morals and manners with all people and treat every creations of Allah according to the Traditions of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.

– Fulfill the needs of Poor Orphan, destitute and needy.

SOME VERSES IN QURAN AND AHADITH RELATED TO THE ABOVE STATEMENT:

Quran Chapter 107 :

  1. Seest thou one who denies the Judgment (to come)?
  2. Then such is the (man) who repulses the orphan (with harshness),
  3. And encourages not the feeding of the indigent.
  4. So woe to the worshippers
  5. Who are neglectful of their prayers,
  6. Those who (want but) to be seen (of men),
  7. But refuse (to supply) (even) neighbourly needs

42:23 Declare [O’ Muhammad]:  “I ask you of no recompense for my toil except the love for my kin (family).”  And the one who earns good, We shall expand it for him.  Verily Allah is oft‑forgiving and appreciates good works.

On the authority of Abu Dharr Jundub ibn Junadah, and Abu Abdur-Rahman Muadh bin Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:Have taqwa (fear) of Allah wherever you may be, and follow up a bad deed with a good deed which will wipe it out, and behave well towards the people. It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said it was a hasan (good) hadeeth, and in some copies it is stated to be a hasan saheeh hadeeth.(40 Hadith Imam Nawawi)

On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (ra):The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice, sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” [Muslim]

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day speak good, or keep silent; and let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day be generous to his neighbour; and let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day be generous to his guest. [Al-Bukhari] [Muslim ] 40 Hadith

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily Allah ta’ala has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.’ ” [Al-Bukhari] 40 Hadith Nawawi

Tabarani and Haakim narrated from Ibn Abbaas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

‘O Children of Abdul Muttalib, I asked Allah three things for you; that He keeps your hearts steadfast (upon Islam); that He teaches the Deen to your ignorant and illiterate and guides your astray, and that He make you kind, generous and affectionate to one another. So if a man prays, standing between the Rukn and Maqaam, and fasts but dies with malice for the Household of Muhammad he has entered Hell.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 142, Hadith 11412 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith 4712]

Tabarani narrates from Ibn Abbas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said:
‘Malice for the Bani Haashim (migrants) and Ansaar is kufr (heresy) whilst malice for the Arabs is hypocrisy.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 118, Hadith 11312]

Ibn Adee in Al-Kaleel narrates from Abu Sa’eed Khudri Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

‘He is a hypocrite who has malice for our Ahl al-Bait.’ [Jawahir al-Aqdain, Vol. 2, Page 25]

Tabarani narrates from Imam Hasan bin Ali that he said to Muaawiyya bin Khudayj:
‘O Muaawiya Ibn Khudayj guard yourself from having malice for us because undoubtedly the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said ‘No one has malice for us and no one is envious of us except on the day of Qiyaamah he will be kept away from the fountain by whips of fire.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 3, Page 81, Hadith 2726 and Al-Awsat, Vol 3. Page 203, Hadith 4426]

Ibn Adee and Bayhaqi, in Shau’ab ul Imaan, narrated from Sayyiduna Ali the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘Whosoever did not recognise the right of my family and Ansaar is one of three; either a hypocrite, born illegitimate or conceived by his mother whilst she was impure.’ [Ibn Adee in Al-Kaamil, Vol. 3, Page 106 | Shau’ab al-Iman, Vol. 2, Page 232, Hadith 1614, Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 3, Page 662, Hadith 5955]

Daylmi narrates from Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘My Ahl ul Bait and the Ansaar are my wealth, my body, my household and my family, the locus of my happiness and my trust. So accept the good deeds of their good and overlook the mistakes of any of them (not from the Hudood of Allah).’ [Daylami in Al-Firdaws, Vol. 1, Page 407, Hadith 1645]

Ibn Hibban, in his sahih, and Haakim narrated from Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Khudri that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

‘By He in whose Hand is my Life no man will have malice for my Ahl ul Bait except that Allah will put him in Hell.’ [Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 126, Hadith 4717 | Sahih Ibn Hibban, Vol. 15, Page 435, Hadith 6978]

Tabarani in Awsat narrates from Hassan bin Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
‘Make the love of our Ahl al-Bait compulsory for whoever meets Allah having love for us shall enter paradise with our intercession and By He in whose Hand is my life no deed will benefit a servant except by recognizing our right.’ [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 3, Page 122, Hadith 2251 | Al-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 48]
Ihya al-Mayyit bi Fadhai’l Ahl al-Bayt Alaihim ar-Ridwan
by Imam Abd ar-RaHman Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti Radiyallahu Ta’ala anhu)

The Prophet (J) said, “All of a Muslim is prohibited for another Muslim”
Allāh has made the Muslim sacred. And the meaning of “All of a Muslim” is “His blood,
his wealth and his honour”

Allāh said in the Qur’ān:
O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed 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 Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts
repentance, Most Merciful. [Surah Al-Hujurāt 49:12]
And the Prophet (J) said,
“Do you know what al-gheeba is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger
know best.” He said, “To make mention of your brother with that which
he dislikes.” They said, “How about if my brother actually has what I have
said about him?” He said, “If he has what you have said about him, then
you have committed gheeba..”
Because it is not permissible for you to speak about the people,
“..and if not, then you have committed slander.”

Jouhar Ali Naqshabndi Al-Hassani Ar-Rabbani (Photo in 2013)

Jouhar Ali Naqshabndi Al-Hassani Ar-Rabbani
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Differences between Shariah and Fiqh,Ihsan and Tasawwuf

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHARIAH(DIVINE LAWS) AND FIQH (JURISPRUDENCE)
“Shari’ah is the Prophetic Wisdom of the Divine Laws and Commandments.But Fiqh is the interpretation of the divine laws and commandments according to the wisdom bestowed upon the the Scholar/Imam”.The Knowledge of the Shari’ah varies from Scholars to Scholars, from Imams to Imams, according to their spiritual connection to the Sources (Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam)

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IHSAN (STATE OF PERFECTION) AND TASAWWUF (SUFISM)
“Ihsan is the State of Perfection through the Knowledge and Witnessing of the Divine Presence.But Tasawwuf is the explanation of Ihsaan by a person who has reached in the state of Spiritual Perfection and the Wisdom that he disclose about the Way and
Struggle of his Journey.So the Knowledge of Tasawwuf varies from Shaykhs to Shaykhs, Imams to Imams, depends on their nearness in the Divine Presence.”

Studying Fiqh and Tasawwuf are equally important. A person study shariah but did not study Tasawwuf ( is like a person who is breast fed by his mother, but living and dying without knowing his father, like an illegitimate child.
Studying Tasawwuf and leaving Fiqh is like, a person seeing someone from the crowd as his father, but he do not have a mother to confirm who is his real father

FIQH (JURISPRUDENCE) AND TASWWUF (SUFISM) TODAY :

We are living in 21st century, second and greater Jahiliya (period of ignorance). Today, everything is a confusion, everything that is taught and practiced has become a confusion. A Waswaas (Evil whisper) doubts and arguments.

Even Muslims have confused about Shariah and Fiqh. So the are falling into the trap of unbelievers. They are questioning the legitimacy of shariah and saying Shari’ah is not accurate, it is not precise. This is why Muslims are divided into many sects.

But they are not understanding Shari’ah and Jurisprudence.  Those who gained the Wisdom of correct Fiqh (Jurisprudence) will certainly reach in the Way of Awliya Allah (the Path of Ihsan/Tasawwuf). Those who reached and stood firm in the correct Path of  real Saints of Awliya Allah of this time (Ihsan/Sufism/Tasawwuf), they will certainly reach in the correct knowledge of Shariah (Fiqh).

So if an Aalim (Scholar) not reaching to the correct Path of Tasawwuf, then know there is something missing in him. Either the knowledge of Shariah (Fiqh) he gained is corrupted. Or his life style contradict what he learned from Fiqh. Or  he is a scholar without correct faith.

And if  a student of Tasawwuf is not reaching in the correct ways of Shariah (Fiqh) then know that there is something wrong with his Tasawwuf. Either he is a follower of a false Tariqah, or he did not completely surrendered to his Shaykh, or he is not among the believers.

Today, we have so many people learning Fiqh from corrupt scholars. Their signs is that they are not initiated into correct Tasawwuf way.  They never gave priority to Tasawwuf as it was given given priority by the classical righteous scholars. They pretend they are the guardians of Shari’ah when they themselves are corrupt (According to Imam Malik’s opinion on those who study Fiqh and not studied Tasawwuf). They attack Tariqah regarding the differences in Fiqh. But they are not judging themselves and correcting them and their groups.10629711_497510070391507_6775453291121026118_n

Also, today we have Sufi groups in east and west. They teach and study Tasawwuf books and learn Sufi experiences and states of mind. But they abandon the Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and they are fallen into darkness. The secular Sufi schools , secular sufi orders and Unitarian Church style Sufi gatherings are examples.

So the Aalims who sit with Fiqh books and teach it to their followers but not submitted to a Shaykh of Tarbiyya in the authentic Sufi Way, and those Sufi groups who have head with PhD in Tasawwuf and spirituality teaching Tasawwuf in Western Universities and sitting with his students and followers but did not learn Fiqh , both are same category in the divine presence.

Allah Orders in Quran, to follow those who are in authority among you. But today, the Fiqh people not appointing a Scholar who is mastered in their respective Madhab (School of Islamic Jurisprudence) as their head Imam of for the current time.

Sufis not appointing a grand Shaykh as a head Shaykh to lead the Muslim nation in Tasawwuf for the current time.

When Khalifa was there, there were appointed head Imams and Shaykhs for each Schools of Religious Knowledge.

So this so called 21st century guardians of Islamic Shari’ah, they have failed to appoint a “Khalifa” to represent Islam. They don’t even talk about a Khalifa/Imam for the Muslims.  There are living and debating with the knowledge of 10th, 12th ,13th and 18th century Imams knowledge and arguing with it. Where is today’s Imam and his knowledge?

“Obey those who are in authority among you”(4:59), “There will be a Mujaddid in every century”(Sunan Abu Dawud).

But you are busy with debating where to keep hand in Salah,where to keep money, in Swiss Bank or in Standard Chartered. Where to open Islamic Centers etc, how to deal with Jinns etc?!

First you must learn to deal with Islam with sincerity and discipline (Adab), they are not God Conscious or Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) Conscious.

They are busy with complex Jurisprudence issues though they don’t have an authority to implement it. It is like some people sitting in the streets and arguing about Chinese and American policies. Or like a dying Person who lives in a remote hill top , spending his whole life time, thinking and arguing with his relatives, what color should be his Car, should it be Audi or Mercedez , Should it have petrol or Diesel engine, should it have  a garage or street park, should he visit America, if he Visit America which flight he should travel, should he marry from America.

This is happening today, because they lost understanding, the Fiqh did not connect them to Shari’ah, the Tasawwuf they learnt in Colleges and Books did not connect them to the Ways of Ihsan.

Though Fiqh and Tasawwuf are formally taught in books at colleges and Universities, for a person to reach in the Shariah of Allah and Ihsan, he must follow a Shaykh of Tarbiyya (Awliya Allah).

Follow a Shaykh of Tariqah and be authorized by him, then come out to tell us that you are  a guardian of Shari’ath.! So you taking dozens of PhDs and Master degrees, and saying you are the guardian of Shari’ah. How it is possible?, you have not mastered in tasawwuf, you have not Journeyed under a Shaykh of Tarbiyyah. But you are fearing when you come up and judge the Awliya Allah and Tariqah with your atom weight Fiqh knowledge?

Today there are many people going to study B Tech or Bachelor of Engineering. They are doing it for a status, but not to work as a qualified engineer. So now your studying of Fiqh is like that, to work in the field of Fiqh, you also need to be styding Tasawwuf from a Shaykh. That time you will understand the Fiqh and it’s relationship with Divine Law (Shari’ah).

Recently, a recent graduate of Bible came to speak with me, he said we need to have a relationship with God. So I may also note here a Summary of what I spoke to him. Today, people claiming they knows Fiqh and Tasawwuf. But Fiqh teach the knowledge of Shari’ah according to the understanding of the Scholar of Jurisprudence.  Since the Law of Allah is from Allah and His Messenger alaihiswalathu wa salam, how can someone claim to have correct wisdom of Fiqh without having a relationship with Allah and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam)?

You can have a washing Machine from a best brand in your home, you can make all the parts it used by asking another company and make a washing Machine which resemble the original one, but you will not be able to make it work. Because you do not have the technology of the original washing Machine. Today the situation of Islamic Scholarship and Muslim Ummah is same!.

So It is important to have a relationship with Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam), it is only through following Awliya Allah (the Shaykhs of Tarbiyyah).  To follow their Path (Quran 1:7) and be with them (quran 4:69), they will open to you your secrets and your real existence.  I told the Bible student about this parable. We are claiming we have a relationship with God, Holy Spirit and Jesus. But how can we make such a false claim, when we don’t even have a relationship with our own Self. We look at Mirror and we say it is me. But what we see is only our body. Who are we?, when  a person dies they say: So and so died and this is his dead body. So if this is his dead body, there it is body that died, then where is he?, the owner of the dead body?

So before thinking making a relationship with God, Jesus or holy spirit, make a relationship with your own self, discover yourself, liberate yourself from the lower self (Ego).  That time you will differentiate between Truth and False Hood. That time you will understand whether you were making relationship with God, Holy Spirit and Jesus or you were making relationship with some false spirits and demons!

Today we have many sects in islam, but the way of Awliya Allah, the authentic Islam, the pure Islam, the correct straight path offer you liberation from all prisons and false bonds. When you are only bound by Allah, that time only you can say you are free.

All other ways are wrong, it will not benefit you. You do not need me to prove it, before sleeping take 30 Minutes to one house and think. Ask yourself , I am following this and that religion/sects in Islam, do I know myself?.  If I do not know myself, then I should follow someone who has found himself, and can guide me to that knowledge. So I will be able to differentiate between light and darkness, truth and false hood.

So before saying, holy spirit is guiding me, or I am in direct contact with Allah, that time, think do you know yourself?, do you have a contact with your own self?. That time, even if you are a great scholar in Fiqh, you will step down from your ego, and will submit yourself under the feet of a Shaykh of Islamic Spirituality.

So today we have 100s of scholars in Fiqh without a knowledge in Divine Shari’ah and without relationship with Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam)

Today we have 100s of false Tasawwuf Shaykhs without the knowledge of Ihsaan and without a relationship with Allah and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam).

So this is why Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A) said:” Those who know themselves knows God”

Because they claimed their Shaykh hood in Fiqh and Tasawwuf from studying the books of previous Shaykhs and Imams. If you have a relationship with Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam) then write a Book of the Divine Laws and Spiritual Conquests like previous Scholars of Fiqh (Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Sha’rani, Imam Ahmad, Imam Junayd, Imam Malik and so on)

“Scholars are heirs of the Prophets” (Hadith)

One Prophet is not copying from another Prophet, but coming fresh knowledge for their times.

So when Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S) comes, the Jurisprudence and Tasawwf will be revealed in it’s pure form as it was with the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.

That time, you scholars and you false Shaykhs will be their number one enemies. You will find the pure Islam coming as  a stream and fill the whole earth. At that you will not argue whether Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S) are Salafi,Sufi, Qadri, Naqshbandi, Rifa’i, Tijani, Shadili, Barelvi, Deobandi.Shia etc!

If you follow only Salafs, then be prepared to die or leave your salafi ideology. Because Mahdi and Messiah are not going to follow Salaf. But only Allah and His Messenger.  Which means they are not coming here to study Isnads and books.

If you are following 12 Imams only, then get ready to leave that ideology or be prepared to die with the sword of Messiah.  Isa Ibn Maryam is not following the 12 Imams, But he directly follows Allah and the last Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.

If you are Barelvi, Deobandi or Jamath Islami, then prepare to leave that ways too. Which I mean do not be stubborn and heedless.

If you are following and become a slave of  a particular tariqah and a particular Shaykh become your deity ,and did not understand what is tariqah means and what is Ihsan means. That time be prepared to die or leave your Tariqah and your Shaykh you following before. This time you will have to follow Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S).

You cannot say I am  following only this Shaykh and this Tariqah, If I follow Mahdi and Messiah then I will be betraying my Shaykh and my tariqah!.

You cannot say, we are Hanafi, we are Shafi, We are Maliki, we are Hanbali, and stay away from the rulings of Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S).

But it is said in Sahih Muslim,”Every disbeliever and hypocrite who will breath the smell of Christ will die and his fragrance reach as far he can see”.

So be prepared to die or to surrender to the truth.

If your Fiqh and Tasawwuf not giving you understanding of the religion and truth, then that kind of Fiqh may becoming from Satan, that kind of Tasawwuf may be coming from Dajjal.

Because that kind of Tasawwuf and Fiqh, even the unbelievers are learning in Universities, even the unbelievers are teaching it.

IMAM MALIK SAID:(94-179 H./716-795 CE)

Imam Malik (r) said, “Whoever studies jurisprudence (fiqh) and didn’t study Sufism (tasawwuf) will be corrupted; and whoever studied tasawwuf and didn’t study jurisprudence will become a heretic; and whoever combined both will be reach the Truth.” This saying is mentioned and explained in the book of the scholar ‘Ali al-Adawi with the explanation of Imam Abil-Hassan, a scholar of jurisprudence, vol. 2, p. 195.

ALSO FOUND IN QURAN: 91:9-10 He has succeeded who purifies it, And he has failed who instills it [with corruption].

In Hadith: 

On the authority of an-Nu’man ibn Basheer (ra), who said:I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters [eventually] falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah’s sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it be whole, all the body is whole, and which, if it is diseased, all of [the body] is diseased. Truly, it is the heart.” [Bukhari & Muslim] (Imam Nawawi in 40 Hadith)

So it is clearly evident that those who are mastered in Fiqh and but not purified their self, are not worthy to be followed or taken as leaders and Imams.

So the last reading in the Photo is again a reminder to seek the Pious Scholars of Allah (Rabbaiyyun-Awliya Allah Quran 3:79)

So Be Rabbaniyyun and Surrender to the truth.

Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen Walhamdulillahi Rabbail Aalameen, wa Atoobu ilaihi.

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Baya in the Spiritual Way (Initiation) Explained

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In the correct Islamic Way, Baya (Oath of allegiance/initiation) to a Shaykh/Imam/leader/Spiritual leader/a person who is given spiritual relationship with God and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is an obligation on every Muslim to remain as  a true Muslim and true believer.

Oath of allegiance is given ” to listen and obe”y the leader/guide/imam/spiritually authorized leaders.

However, innovators and misguided people and scholars have left the “obligatory Sunnah” of making Baya with Muslim ruler/Spiritual leader. Some innovators say Baya” is only to a ruler (Caliph) and not to a Shaykh or Spiritual guide. This is not true, as there are many evidence that “Baya” is also an obligation to follow a Spiritual guide/leader”

73 Sects: Only One follow the Sunnah of Making Oath of Allegiance to the Spiritual leaders of the unbroken Chain of authority,That is authentic Sufi Schools (tariqah)

TheMessenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “There was disagreement amongst Jews and they split into 72 groups. In exactly the same way, there will be disagreement and divisions in my Ummah. It will split into 73 groups. Except for one of these groups, all the remaining will be thrown into Hell.”

When asked about which group will be on the right path, the Beloved Messenger of Allah replied, “The group on the right path, which will enter Paradise, will be the group which follows my Sunnah and this will be the largest group of Muslims.”
[Tirmidhi; Imam Ahmad; Abu Dawud; Mishkat]

So how can you claim that those who abandoned “Oath of Allegiance” (Baya) are the saved sect?

WHO SHOULD MAKE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE?:

Any Muslim who lives on this earth and in sound mind should make “Baya” to to a Spiritual guide who will aid him in his Spiritual Journey to Allah in the way of  Muhammad Rasoolullah (Sidq 17:80 Quran).

It is obligatory for scholars and other believers to make Oath of Allegiance. Some innovators say, I am an Imam, I am a Shaykh, I am an Aalim, I know all Quran and all Hadith, so I do not need to follow any Spiritual guide and Imam!.

This is a false claim, false salafi creed and others who imitate them should wake up!

All Sahaba among them , those who were informed their assurance of Paradise (Asharathul Mubashireen) were given Oath of  Allegiance to Abu Bakar As-Siddiq (R.A).  The Companions did not say: We lived with Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), we follow Allah and Prophet directly, we do not need any Imams or Shaykh!.

After Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A), they give Baya to other companions who succeeded the latter. After Imam Hassan (A.S) the political Succession gone to Muawiya (R.A), but the Spiritual Succession was retained by Imam Hassan (A.S) and then passed on to Imam Hussain (A.S) and the line of 12 Imams and those who followed them in Ihsan (perfection of submission)

Among them the great Sainthood of the Spiritual Succession of Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) was also went on to the line of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain though Salman Al Farisi (R.A) and inherited by Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) and passed on to the other Imams of Ahlul bayt as well as to the spiritual guides whom Imam Jafar (A.S) trained and authorized .

But today, false salafis and other corrupt scholars and innovators saying: We do not need to follow someone in authority and spiritual leadership!. This kind of ideology is coming from Ego Satan and Dajjal!.

Quran 25:43] Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?

But the Pious Scholars of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah, they adhered to the traditions of Islam and kept following the Spiritual leaders of their time and made oath of allegiance to Awliya Allah (the Grand Shaykhs of Sufi tariqah).

Today Wahhabi ideology is infiltrated to many Sunni groups and they are strayed with only by following the School of Jurisprudence . Not Tasawwuf (Spiritual Schools).

As Imam Malik (R.A) says: “Whoever studies jurisprudence (fiqh) and didn’t study Sufism (tasawwuf) will be corrupted; and whoever studied tasawwuf and didn’t study jurisprudence will become a heretic; and whoever combined both will be reach the Truth.”

Oath of Allegiance is also obligatory on every Murid of a Shaykh, when the Shaykh passes away, the Murid must renew his allegiance to a Shaykh who is appointed by his Shaykh. If his Shaykh’s Shaykh is living it is obligatory for him to obey the command of his Shaykh’s Shaykh.

If the deceased  Shaykh’s Shaykh who is alive  appoint a Khalifa to represent the living Shaykh,  they must follow him. If the Shaykh’s Shaykh who is still living has appointed a deputy in the place of the Shaykh who was passed away, then the followers of that Shaykh must follow the deputy appointed by the living Shaykh (the Shayk’s Shaykh) This is the adab (discipline) in Tariqah).

So there is no way, one can abstain from Oath of Allegiance!. This are the examples from the life of Sahaba. Even if a person is great Saint of this time,he must renew his Baya in the absence of his Shaykh. This is the clear message we can receive from  the life of Sahaba, especially from the life of Hazret Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S).

Hazret Ali (A.S) or Hazret Hassan (A.S) did not went to make their own Jamath in the time of the rule of Abu Bakar (R.A), Omar Al Faruq (E.A) or Usman (R.A), of course they had their own spiritual gatherings and associations, but they maintained the Baya with the leader in authority in their times, but they did not separate from the main body.

2:208 O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

This is not the way of egoism or creating a self identity and social status. Those who went to make a self show off , they never succeed, they have been brought down from their spiritual ranks.  The power and authority will be taken away from them. Because to carry the “Haqq” one ‘s heart must be from from Bathil (False hood).

So you must know that, when Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) passed away, whole Muslims gave Baya to Umar, Usman , then to Ali  and Hassan (Peace be upon them all).

Since Naqshbandi Silsila come from Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) to Salman Al Farisi (R.A) then to Qasim bin Muhammad (R.A) and to Imma Jafar (R.A), you must know that Muslims were not betraying Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) and his Spiritual succession , when giving Baya to Umar, Usman Ali ,Hassan and the other  Caliphs and Spiritual leaders.

It is narrated by Imam Haakim that someone asked to Hazret Imam Ali (A.S):Oh Commander of the Faithful , tell us about Abu Bakar. He said: “He is a person whom Allah called “Siddiq” from the tongue of the Messenger of Allah (Swall Allahu alaihi wa sallam). And he is the Caliph of the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), we accept him for our religion and for this world”.

So Baya is obligatory for relgion, even if you are a great companion ,you cannot say I am a sahabi, I am a salafi, or I am this and that, so I do not need to follow Imams,

Allah says:  4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.

Sahaba making Oath of Allegiance, they did not say Quran and Sunnah is enough!, That kind of idea coming from rebellious people (Kharijs)

Sahih Bukhari,Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Dinar: When the people took the Oath of Allegiance to ‘Abdul Malik, ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar wrote to him: “To Allah’s Slave, ‘Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, I give the Pledge ofAllegiance that I will listen to and obey Allah’s Slave, ‘Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, according to Allah’s Laws and the Traditions of His Apostle in whatever is within my ability; and my sons too, give the same pledge.”  (Book #89, Hadith #312)

Sahih Bukhari,Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “There will be three types of people whom Allah will neither speak to them on the Day of Resurrection nor will purify them from sins, and they will have a painful punishment: They are, (1) a man possessed superfluous water (more than he needs) on a way and he withholds it from the travelers. (2) a man who gives a pledge of Allegiance to an Imam (ruler) and gives it only for worldly benefits, if the Imam gives him what he wants, he abides by his pledge, otherwise he does not fulfill his pledge; (3) and a man who sells something to another man after the ‘Asr prayer and swears by Allah (a false Oath) that he has been offered so much for it whereupon the buyer believes him and buys it although in fact, the seller has not been offered such a price.” (See Hadith No. 838, Vol. 3)  (Book #89, Hadith #319)

The word “Imam” also indicate Spiritual authority, not just political leadership (Amir)!

Death of Jahiliya (Pre-Isamic death) on those who do not make Baya to a leader of religion:

Sahih Muslim: It has been reported on the authority of Nafi, that ‘Abdullah b. Umar paid a visit to Abdullah b. Muti’ in the days (when atrocities were perpetrated on the People of Medina) at Harra in the time of Yazid b. Mu’awiya. Ibn Muti’ said: Place a pillow for Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman (family name of ‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar). But the latter said: I have not come to sit with you. I have come to you to tell you a tradition I heard from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). I heard him say: One who withdraws his band from obedience (to the Amir) will find no argument (in his defense) when he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an Oath of Allegiance (to an Amir) will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya.  (Saheeh Muslim Book #020, Hadith #4562)

So you claiming you are  a Sufi/Sunni /Salafi etc, but check have you made an oath of allegiance to an amir (leader) of the Muslims?

Yes , you can have a big beard and turban, or a full cover Burqa or Niqaab, but you remain without Oath of Allegiance to a Spiritual leader and dies death of Jahiliya!. So prioritize following Islam correctly and completely than outward DEEN SHOW OFF

The Oath of Allegiance is to a living Imam/guide, this is the Sunnah of the Companions and those who followed them in Ihsaan.

Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani (Q.S), a Great Saint, who is from the lineage (Ahlul Bayt) of Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) made Oath of allegiance to many Shaykh. Most his Shaykhs were n0n-Sayyids.

Imam Ghazzali (R.A) followed many Shaykhs, notably Shaykh Abu Ali Al Farmadi (Q.S) who was a Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Silsila.

Shaykh Abu Yazid Al Bistami (R.A) followed many Shaykhs (Around 90 Shaykhs) .

As for Muslim Ummah today, except in the Sufi Tariqah, there no Baya at all or there is no legitimate Baya in other groups, that connects a seeker to the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in an unbroken Chain (Silsila).

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.”  (Sahih Bukhari, Book 89, Hadith 251)

Sahih Muslim  It is narrated on the authority of Tamim ad-Dari that the Apostle of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: Al-Din is a name of Sincerity and well wishing. Upon this we said: For whom? He replied: For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and the general Muslims.  (Book #001, Hadith#0098)

AN IMAM IN EVERY CENTURY:

Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah will raise for this community at the end of every hundred years the one who will renovate its religion for it.  (Sunan Abu Dawud,Book #37, Hadith #4278)

The Unity in Muslim Ummah is only possible when they follow the Imam and his creed that will be revived in every century. Since tere is Hadith speak not about a Caliph, but about an Imam. It is clear that there will be such great Imams and Shaykhs that comes from the same authentic spiritual lineage from the time of Sahaba until the last day.

So it is impossible for a believer to refrain from making Bayah.  It is not for a person to die as  a Mumin (true believer) without giving Bayat to a Muslim leader.

It is deviance to reject Baya from the Pious Scholar (Awliya Allah).

So these are the guidance which you must look forward in your life, there can be many sects and ideas, many follow their own ego. The Muslims have fallen into the trap where they are Muslim only by names. But their life style and habits are that which is haram and against Islam.

We must ask Allah’s forgiveness and follow the Path of Awliya Allah and associate with those who follow their ways with a true and sincere heart. Leave those who are still slaves of their ego and have hatred, jealousy and anger to the fellow followers.

Because today we have so called Sufis, who claim they follow this shaykh and that Shaykh, but in reality they follow their own ego and have hatred and jealousy towards other followers of the Path.

We need Allah’s Love , His Prophet’s (alaihiswalathu wa salam) Love and the Love of their Lovers. But we must Submit to the way of Love with our whole heart and whole effort. We are not here to become another idol. We say we are Rabbaniyyun . We follow those who are Rabbani, who purified their heart  from all forms of outward and hidden idolatry .

Quran 3:79 It is not for a human [prophet] that Allah should give him the Scripture and authority and prophet hood and then he would say to the people, “Be servants to me rather than Allah ,” but [instead, he would say], “Be pious scholars of the Lord because of what you have taught of the Scripture and because of what you have studied.

So the first matter in the religion since the time of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam was to testify faith (Shahada) and then make Oath of allegiance. But today, people entering in (deviant ways) Islam without initiation (Baya) and living the life of Jahiliya period !. Shahada (faith) must be taken from a Pious Scholar if one can reach and must give Baya to the Pious Scholar (Shaykh of Tarbiya).
The Scholars who are known as Heirs of Prophets in regard to their inward spiritual powers, outward religious life and spiritual succession.

Not from Book Scholars or University doctors, who do not fall under the category of heirs of Prophets.!

Rejecting Baya and Muslim leaders (Successors)?:

Quran 2:85 Then is it only a part of the Book that ye believe in, and do ye reject the rest? but what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life?- and on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.

The Chain of the Major Body of Muslims and their Imams (Al Jamah) Silsila of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah

The Chain of the Major Body of Muslims and their Imams (Al Jamah)
Silsila of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah

Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbail Aalameen


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What does Islam say about Celebrations?

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Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

This article aimed to to explain Islamic view on Celebrations and Feasts. Some scholars in Islam Channel and other Wahhabi networks spreading corrupt information about Islamic belief about Celebrations. So for those who intent to become “Rabbaniyyun” (Godly persons)” , must seek the correct knowledge and practice it and shun all forms of misguidance and innovations preached by corrupt scholars!

The Myth of Only Two Eids for Muslims:

The innovators from the misguided sects, says Muslims have only two days of celebrations (Eid Al Fithr and Eid Al Ad’ha) and all celebrations are innovations!

The Truth:

There is no evidence in Quran and Sunnah which prohibit Muslims celebrating other days to thank Allah for His Mercy and His Blessings which comes to a person/his family/the society.

If so , the innovators must make make fatwa (religious verdict) that Saudis celebrating national day is an act of Bidha and since all Bidha is a misguidance and all misguidance are in hell fire.

Because there is no evidence that Sahaba (salafs) celebrated the establishment of Islamic Caliphates!
Reference: On the authority of Abu Najeeh al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes. So we said, “O Messenger of Allah! It is as though this is a farewell sermon, so counsel us.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I counsel you to have taqwa (fear) of Allah, and to listen and obey [your leader], even if a slave were to become your ameer. Verily he among you who lives long will see great controversy, so you must keep to my Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the Khulafa ar-Rashideen (the rightly guided caliphs), those who guide to the right way. Cling to it stubbornly [literally: with your molar teeth]. Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every bidah (innovation) is misguidance.” Ref:40 hadith Imam Nawawi[Abu Dawud] It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said that it was a good and sound hadeeth.

IMITATING THE PREVIOUS PROPHETS AND THEIR CORRECT FOLLOWERS, NOT DEVIANTS IN THEIR NATION NOR DEVIANTS AMONG THIS NATION:

CELEBRATIONS IN QURAN:

Quran 5:114 Said Jesus the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us – for the first and the last of us – a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”

Eid Al Fithr and Eid Al Ad’ha are Ritual Celebrations, Which is Appointed For the Whole Nation:

Quran 22:67 To every People have We appointed rites and ceremonies which they must follow: let them not then dispute with thee on the matter, but do thou invite (them) to thy Lord: for thou art assuredly on the Right Way.

22:34 To every people did We appoint rites (of sacrifice), that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food). But your god is One God: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam): and give thou the good news to those who humble themselves,-

So if the deviants and innovators aere stubborn on this issue that more than two celebrations (eids) are haram (Prohibited) and Bidha (innovation) , then such false claims contradicts the following verses of Quran:

Quran 21:20 They celebrate His praises night and day, nor do they ever flag or intermit.

For Deviants and Innovators, Sun may rise only 2 days every year and rest days their hearts are in Darkness! But believers take every opportunity to celebrate the Praise of Allah (Alhamdulillah) for the favors they received and will commemorate it in every year or as they can do.

20:130 Therefore be patient with what they say, and celebrate (constantly) the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun, and before its setting; yea, celebrate them for part of the hours of the night, and at the sides of the day: that thou mayest have (spiritual) joy.

They have no Spiritual Joy, they are deprived of Spirituality and Truth!

Prophet Moses (A.S) and believers (Muslims) celebrating the victory over Magicians:

Quran 20:59 Moses said: “Your tryst is the Day of the Festival, and let the people be assembled when the sun is well up.

20:33 That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint,

So according to deviants and innovators interpretation, Muslims are only those who follow Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam and his sahaba (Companions) according to Quran and Hadith. So Why Quran mentions about the celebration of previous Prophets and their nations?.

Quran 19:11 So Zakariya came out to his people from him chamber: He told them by signs to celebrate Allah’s praises in the morning and in the evening.

The Believers and unbelievers (other than atheists and Satanists) celebrate God’s praise, though their beliefs about the Essence of God may be wrong.

Quran 17:44 The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbear, Most Forgiving!

15:98 But celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and be of those who prostrate themselves in adoration.

Though you may celebrate the praise of God and share with all those who participate, but be among the people who prostrate.  And celebration can attract others to the faith of prostration (Islam).

7:206 Those who are near to thy Lord, disdain not to do Him worship: They celebrate His praises, and prostrate before Him.

ZIKR ASSEMBLIES LIKE MAWLID CELEBRATIONS AND HALQA (GATHERINGS OF SPIRITUAL CIRCLES) IN QURAN:

I heard  a few days ago in “Islam Channel” a so called scholar saying Zikr gatherings are Bidha!, I am sorry for the fate of Muslim Ummah to listen to this kind of nonsense! The program begin and take break with verse: 4:59 : “Oh You have believed Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger and those who are in authority among you”.

I would like to ask this Islam Channel and it’s Scholars, who gave you authority?, Allah and His Messenger alaihiswalathu wa salam? or the Pharaohs, Herod (s) and Yazeeds of this times? 

3:191 Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): “Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire.

Quran 4:103 When ye pass (Congregational) prayers, celebrate Allah’s praises, standing, sitting down, or lying down on your sides; but when ye are free from danger, set up Regular Prayers: For such prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times.

I suggest the corrupt scholars of Islam channel question and answer program take heed and gain wisdom of Quran.

Celebrate the Mercy of Allah when you feel Secure:

2:239 If ye fear (an enemy), pray on foot, or riding, (as may be most convenient), but when ye are in security, celebrate Allah’s praises in the manner He has taught you, which ye knew not (before).

What are the Islamic Manners in Celebrations?

It is to speak Good and Spend Good and treat people well. (This are the summary of Quran and Hadith on model behavior)

MARRIAGE AS A CELEBRATION:

Quran 2:221 Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe: A slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: A man slave who believes is better than an unbeliever, even though he allures you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: That they may celebrate His praise.

Marriage is a celebration in Islam, it is celebrated upto three days depends on the financial as well as other situations are considered. Wedding banquet (Waleema) are also served.

Quran 2:200 So when ye have accomplished your holy rites, celebrate the praises of Allah, as ye used to celebrate the praises of your fathers,

The Invalidity of Innovators and Deviants claim that Muslims can have only two Eid:

33:41 O ye who believe! Celebrate the praises of Allah, and do this often;

25:50 And We have distributed the (water) amongst them, in order that they may celebrate (our) praises, but most men are averse (to aught) but (rank) ingratitude.

41:38 But is the (Unbelievers) are arrogant, (no matter): for in the presence of thy Lord are those who celebrate His praises by night and by day. And they never flag (nor feel themselves above it).

JUMA IS THE DAY OF EID (CELEBRATION):
62:10 (Sura Juma) And when the Prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint): that ye may prosper.

How do innovators justify Quran as a guidance to all Mankind, when they reject other types of eids except the two Eids?

CELEBRATIONS IN HADITH:

Fasting on the Day of Asshura: (sahih Bukhari):

ASHURA FASTING NOT IMITATING THE UNBELIEVERS:
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ashura. He asked them about that. They replied, “This is a good day, the day on which Allah rescued Bani Israel from their enemy. So, Moses fasted this day.” The Prophet said, “We have more claim over Moses than you.” So, the Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast (on that day). (Book #31, Hadith #222)

The Hadith about imitating the unbelievers does not mean it is following the ways of Previous Prophets. The innovators have misunderstood Muslims following the ways of other Prophets and imitating the unbelievers (Jews and Christians)!
The above hadith is clear proof that there is no prohibition to practice a good deed or a style that is practiced by the nation of previous Prophets if it is not forbidden in Quran and Hadith as well as in previous Books!

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: When the Prophet arrived at Medina he found that the Jews observed fast on the day of ‘ashura’. They were asked the reason for the fast. They replied, “This is the day when Allah caused Moses and the children of Israel to have victory over Pharaoh, so we fast on this day as a sign of glorifying it.” Allah’s Apostle said, “We are closer to Moses than you.” Then he ordered that fasting on this day should be observed. (Book #58, Hadith #279)
ASHURA FASTIING CELEBRATION OF MOSES’S (A.S) VICTORY: ANOTHER MUSLIM EID

Narrated Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet arrived at Medina, the Jews were observing the fast on ‘ashura’ (10th of Muharram) and they said, “This is the day when Moses became victorious over Pharaoh,” On that, the Prophet said to his companions, “You (Muslims) have more right to celebrate Moses’ victory than they have, so observe the fast on this day.” (Book #60, Hadith #202)

Innovators say, Muslims have only two days of celebrations (Eid Al Fithr and Eid Al Azd-ha), but this hadith contradicts with the belief of innovators!.
I am taking this opportunity to remind Islam channel for misleading and confusing Muslims by giving innovators to speak on Maslak of Islam!.
Islam Channel

FRIDAY AS EID (DAY OF CELEBRATION)

Sahih Bukhari,Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) saying, “We (Muslims) are the last (to come) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection though the former nations were given the Holy Scriptures before us. And this was their day (Friday) the celebration of which was made compulsory for them but they differed about it. So Allah gave us the guidance for it (Friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews’ (holy day is) tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) and the Christians’ (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday).”  (Book #13, Hadith #1)

ZIKR GATHERING AS A CELEBRATION TO PRAISE ALLAH:

A Scholar in Islam Channel said, it is bidha to gather for loud Zikr!, and this corrupt and misguided scholars are portrayed as “ulool Amri minkum”

The Celebration involve, Zikr, salawat, sohbet (a spiritually enlightening talk) then serving of Food.

Sahih Bukhari:  Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah ‘s Apostle said, “Allah has some angels who look for those who celebrate the Praises of Allah on the roads and paths. And when they find some people celebrating the Praises of Allah, they call each other, saying, “Come to the object of your pursuit.’ ” He added, “Then the angels encircle them with their wings up to the sky of the world.” He added. “(after those people celebrated the Praises of Allah, and the angels go back), their Lord, asks them (those angels)—-though He knows better than them—-‘What do My slaves say?’ The angels reply, ‘They say: Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar, and Alham-du-lillah, Allah then says ‘Did they see Me?’ The angels reply, ‘No! By Allah, they didn’t see You.’ Allah says, How it would have been if they saw Me?’ The angels reply, ‘If they saw You, they would worship You more devoutly and celebrate Your Glory more deeply, and declare Your freedom from any resemblance to anything more often.’ Allah says (to the angels), ‘What do they ask Me for?’ The angels reply, ‘They ask You for Paradise.’ Allah says (to the angels), ‘Did they see it?’ The angels say, ‘No! By Allah, O Lord! They did not see it.’ Allah says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The angels say, ‘If they saw it, they would have greater covetousness for it and would seek It with greater zeal and would have greater desire for it.’ Allah says, ‘From what do they seek refuge?’ The angels reply, ‘They seek refuge from the (Hell) Fire.’ Allah says, ‘Did they see it?’ The angels say, ‘No By Allah, O Lord! They did not see it.’ Allah says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The angels say, ‘If they saw it they would flee from it with the extreme fleeing and would have extreme fear from it.’ Then Allah says, ‘I make you witnesses that I have forgiven them.”‘ Allah’s Apostle added, “One of the angels would say, ‘There was so-and-so amongst them, and he was not one of them, but he had just come for some need.’ Allah would say, ‘These are those people whose companions will not be reduced to misery.’ ”  (Book#75, Hadith #417)

MAKKAH VICTORY- A DAY OF CELEBRATION:
Sahih Muslim: ‘A’isha reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) recited often these words: Hallowed be Allah and with His praise, I seek the forgiveness of Allah and return to Him. She said: I asked: Messenger of Allah, I see that you often repeat the saying” subhan allahi bihamdihi astag firullahi watubuilaih” whereupon he said: My Lord informed me that I would soon see a sign in my Ummah, so when I see it I often recite (these) words: Hallowed be Allah and with His Praise, I seek forgiveness of Allah and return to Him. Indeed I saw it (when this verse) was revealed:” When Allah’s help and victory came, it marked the victory of Mecca, and you see people entering into Allah’s religion in troops, celebrate the praise of Thy Lord and ask His forgiveness. Surely He is ever returning to Mercy.”  (Book #004, Hadith #0984) (Bukhari  Book #60, Hadith#494)

CELEBRATION AFTER CONGREGATIONAL SALAH (OBLIGATORY RITUAL PRAYERS):
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Abu Ma’bad: (the freed slave of Ibn ‘Abbas) Ibn ‘Abbas told me, “In the lifetime of the Prophet it was the custom to celebrate Allah’s praises aloud after the compulsory congregational prayers.” Ibn ‘Abbas further said, “When I heard the Dhikr, I would learn that the compulsory congregational prayer had ended.”  (Book #12, Hadith #802)

CELEBRATIONS AFTER PRAYERS:

Sahih Bukahri Narrated Mujahid: Ibn Abbas said, “Allah ordered His Prophet to celebrate Allah’s praises after all prayers.” He refers to His Statement: ‘After the prayers.’ (50.40)  (Book #60, Hadith #375)

PERMISSION TO SELECT WHATEVER A MUSLIM LIKE TO CELEBRATE ALLAH’S PRAISE FROM HALAL THINGS:
Narrated ‘Abdullah: We used to say in the prayer: ‘AsSalam be on Allah, As-Salam be on so-and so.’ So one day the Prophet said to us, “Allah Himself is As-Salam; when anyone of you sits during his prayer, he should say: ‘At-tah, iyyatu-lillahi,’ up to ‘As-Salihin,’ (All the compliments are for Allah …righteous people) for when he recites this, then he says his Salam to all the righteous people present in the heavens and on the earth. Then he should say, ‘I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and His Apostle,’ and then he can select whatever he likes to celebrate (Allah’s) Praises.”  (Book #75, Hadith #340)

So if a Man begot a son, so he wish to celebrate and thank Allah for that favor, he may choose to give people (halal food) feast and celebrate the praise of Allah. Even Salah (obligatory prayers) are given choices to a believer to recite from what is allowed.

Sahih Bukhari,Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah ‘s Apostle said, “Allah has some angels who look for those who celebratethe Praises of Allah on the roads and paths. And when they find some people celebrating the Praises of Allah, they call each other, saying, “Come to the object of your pursuit.’ ” He added, “Then the angels encircle them with their wings up to the sky of the world.” He added. “(after those people celebrated the Praises of Allah, and the angels go back), their Lord, asks them (those angels)—-though He knows better than them—-‘What do My slaves say?’ The angels reply, ‘They say: Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar, and Alham-du-lillah, Allah then says ‘Did they see Me?’ The angels reply, ‘No! By Allah, they didn’t see You.’ Allah says, How it would have been if they saw Me?’ The angels reply, ‘If they saw You, they would worship You more devoutly andcelebrate Your Glory more deeply, and declare Your freedom from any resemblance to anything more often.’ Allah says (to the angels), ‘What do they ask Me for?’ The angels reply, ‘They ask You for Paradise.’ Allah says (to the angels), ‘Did they see it?’ The angels say, ‘No! By Allah, O Lord! They did not see it.’ Allah says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The angels say, ‘If they saw it, they would have greater covetousness for it and would seek It with greater zeal and would have greater desire for it.’ Allah says, ‘From what do they seek refuge?’ The angels reply, ‘They seek refuge from the (Hell) Fire.’ Allah says, ‘Did they see it?’ The angels say, ‘No By Allah, O Lord! They did not see it.’ Allah says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The angels say, ‘If they saw it they would flee from it with the extreme fleeing and would have extreme fear from it.’ Then Allah says, ‘I make you witnesses that I have forgiven them.”‘ Allah’s Apostle added, “One of the angels would say, ‘There was so-and-so amongst them, and he was not one of them, but he had just come for some need.’ Allah would say, ‘These are those people whose companions will not be reduced to misery.’ ”  (Book #75, Hadith #417)

CELEBRATION AFTER RECITING MOST DISTINGUISHED VERSES OF QURAN:
Ibn ‘Abbas reported that while Gabriel was sitting with the Apostle (may peace be upon him) he heard a creaking sound above him. He lifted his head and said: This As a gate opened in heaven today which had never been opened before. Then when an angel descended through it, he said: This is an angel who came down to the earth who had-never come down before. He greeted and said: rejoice in two lights given to you which have not been given to any prophet before you: Falihat al-Kitab and the concluding verses of Suarah al-Baqara. You will never recite a letter from them for which you will not be given (a reward).  (SAHIH MUSLIM Book #004, Hadith #1760)

Sunan Abu Dawood:  Narrated Ibn Abzi: Ubayy ibn Ka’b) said: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read the verse: “Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy–in that let you rejoice: that is better than the wealth you hoard.”  (Book#30, Hadith #3970)
REJOICE AND CELEBRATE OVER GLAD TIDINGS OF THE HEREAFTER:

 Sunan Abu Dawood Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri: I was sitting in the company of the poor members of the emigrants. Some of them were sitting together because of lack of clothing while a reader was reciting to us. All of a sudden the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came along and stood beside us. When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) stood, the reader stopped and greeted him. He asked: What were you doing? We said: Apostle of Allah! We had a reader who was reciting to us and we were listening to the Book of Allah, the Exalted. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then said: Praise be to Allah Who has put among my people those with whom I have been ordered to stay. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then sat among us so as to be like one of us, and when he had made a sign with his hand they sat in a circle with their faces turned towards him. The narrator said: I think that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) did not recognize any of them except me. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then said: rejoice, you group of poor emigrants, in the announcement that you will have perfect light on the Day of Resurrection. You will enter Paradise half a day before the rich, and that is five hundred years.  (Book #25, Hadith #3658)

REJOICING OVER LOVE HARMONY AND BROTHERLY RELATIONS:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Suhayl ibn Abi Salih from his father from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If Allah loves a slave, he says to Jibril, ‘I love so-and-so, so love him,’ so Jibril loves him and then calls out to the people of heaven, ‘Allah loves so-and-so, so love him,’ and the people of heaven love him, and then acceptance is placed in the Earth for him.” When Allah is angry with a slave, Malik said, “I consider that he says the like of that about His anger.” Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu Hazim ibn Dinar that Abu Idris al-Khawlani said, “I entered the Damascus mosque and there was a young man with a beautiful mouth and white teeth sitting with some people. When they disagreed about something, they referred it to him and proceeded from his statement. I inquired about him, and it was said, ‘This is Muadh ibn Jabal.’ The next day I went to the noon-prayer, and I found that he had preceded me to the noon prayer and I found him praying.” Abu Idris continued, “I waited for him until he had finished the prayer. Then I came to him from in front of him and greeted him and said, ‘By Allah! I love you for Allah!’ He said, ‘By Allah?’ I said, ‘By Allah.’ He said, ‘By Allah?’ I said, ‘By Allah.’ He said, ‘By Allah?’ I said, ‘By Allah.’ ” He continued, “He took me by the upper part of my cloak and pulled me to him and said, ‘rejoice! I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, said, ‘My love is obliged for those who love each other in Me, and those who sit with each other in Me, and those who visit each other in Me, and those who give to each other generously in Me.’ ” ‘ ”  (Muwatta of Imam Malik Book#51, Hadith #51.5.15)

So we see that Rejoicing and Celebrating over that Joy to thank Allah and Praise Him for what goodness have come to us, has more scope than just two eids!.

QURAN AND HADITH WARNING ABOUT INNOVATORS WHO LIMIT THE CELEBRATIONS TO TWO EID!

32:15 Only those believe in Our Signs, who, when they are recited to them, fall down in prostration, and celebrate the praises of their Lord, nor are they (ever) puffed up with pride.

39:23 Allah has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah’s praises. Such is the guidance of Allah: He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide.

Quran 39:22 Is one whose heart Allah has opened to Islam, so that he has received Enlightenment from Allah, (no better than one hard-hearted)? Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against celebrating the praises of Allah! they are manifestly wandering (in error)!

INNOVATORS  WHO PROHIBIT ZIKR ASSEMBLIES AND SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS:

Quran 2:114 And who is more unjust than he who forbids that in places for the worship of Allah, Allah’s name should be celebrated?-whose zeal is (in fact) to ruin them? It was not fitting that such should themselves enter them except in fear. For them there is nothing but disgrace in this world, and in the world to come, an exceeding torment.

HADITH SAHIH BUKHARI:

Hadith:  Narrated Abu Musa: The Prophet said, “The example of the one who celebrates the Praises of his Lord (Allah) in comparison to the one who does not celebrate the Praises of his Lord, is that of a living creature compared to a dead one.”  (Book #75, Hadith #416)

So wake up people.Be Rabbaniyyin. Do not get fooled by innovators and misguided and corrupt scholars!

Wa Mina Allahu taweeq, wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen.

– Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani Ar-Rabbani

*Quran translations are according to Yusuf Ali

Islamic Celebrations Unveiled

Islamic Celebrations Unveiled