Peace and blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad his family and companions and upon Jesus Son of Mary, and other Prophets of God.
Can Muslims Celebrate Christmas?.
Muslims may not celebrate “Christmas”, but may celebrate the Milad of Isa bin Maryam (birthday of Jesus Son of Mary-Peace be upon them). They should differ from other faiths the way of celebrating . Muslims may celebrate the Birthdays of all Prophets and all holy people as much as they can.
Quran says: 2:285…“We make no distinction between any of His messengers.”.….
You must understand Christianity is different and Jesus Christ (A.S) is different. We have more rights to Prophets than anyone else!, especially Jesus Son of Mary (A.S), the last leader of this this nation.
As for Isa Son of Mary (A.S) he is closer to Muslims than any other people. He is closer to this nation, as he is coming to this nation as a leader in the end of times. So we are celebrating the birthday of the Last Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam). We are conducting Mawlid celebrations in different days and months to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). So it is not necessary to know the birthday of the Prophet Jesus Christ (A.S).
Islam did not make it obligatory (fard) to celebrate the birthdays of all Prophets, because God Almighty does not want to burden the people. Especially in the times of Prophets they did not celebrate the birthdays of previous Prophets, as we see the birthday celebrations today. Because in the time of Prophets and their companions, they were in most difficult times, and hardships, and they had much heavy duty. This is why they celebrated it by fasting or by sacrificing their worldly pleasures.
The Prophet Muhamamd (s.a.w) says: Sahih Bukhari ,Narrated Abu Huraira: Two persons, a Muslim and a Jew, quarrelled. The Muslim said, “By Him Who gave Muhammad superiority over all the people! The Jew said, “By Him Who gave Moses superiority over all the people!” At that the Muslim raised his hand and slapped the Jew on the face. The Jew went to the Prophet and informed him of what had happened between him and the Muslim. The Prophet sent for the Muslim and asked him about it. The Muslim informed him of the event. The Prophet said, “do not give me superiority over Moses, for on the Day of Resurrection all the people will fall unconscious and I will be one of them, but I will. be the first to gain consciousness, and will see Moses standing and holding the side of the Throne (of Allah). I will not know whether (Moses) has also fallen unconscious and got up before me, or Allah has exempted him from that stroke.” (Book 41, Hadith 594)
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: A man from the Jews, having been slapped on his face, came to the Prophet and said, “O Muhammad! A man from your companions from the Ansar has slapped me on my face!” The Prophet said, “Call him.” When they called him, the Prophet said, “Why did you slap him?” He said, “O Allah’s Apostle! While I was passing by the Jews, I heard him saying, ‘By Him Who selected Moses above the human beings,’ I said, ‘Even above Muhammad?’ I became furious and slapped him on the face.” The Prophet said, “do not give me superiority over the other prophets, for on the Day of Resurrection the people will become unconscious and I will be the first to regain consciousness. Then I will see Moses holding one of the legs of the Throne. I will not know whether he has come to his senses before me or that the shock he had received at the Mountain, (during his worldly life) was sufficient for him.” (Bukhari,Book 60, Hadith 162)
This is enough to understand that, if someone wish to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Moses (A.S), Prophet Jesus (A.S) or Prophet Abraham (A.S) he cannot be stopped. I do not think Ulema of Ahlu Sunnah will do so!
“Christmas” is an established celebration which is a mix of Pagan traditions and Christian beliefs of Jesus Christ (A.S). As for Muslims, they may take every opportunity to convey the truth about Jesus Christ (A.S) and his mother during the christian occasions. Muslims may not say “Christmas or Merry Christmas”, they may say: “Eid Milaad Nabi Esa” or Mawlid Messiah Isa Ibn Maryam, or Celebrating the Birthday of Jesus Christ (A.S) instead of “Merry Christmas”. They may celebrate in other days than December 25, or join two days celebration either December 24 and 25 or December 25 and 26, or in the mothers where the dates harvest time of Israel
Because , the Prophet (s.a.w) says: Sahih Bukhari,Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri: the Prophet said, “You will follow the ways of those nations who were before you, span by span and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch) so much so that even if they entered a hole ofa mastigure, you would follow them.” We said, “O Allah’s Apostle! (Do you mean) the Jews and theChristians?” He said, “Whom else?” (Book 92, Hadith 422)
It does not mean that every act other faith is doing is rejected in Islam, because the Prophets were Muslims, and the Muslims can respect and accept that which is commanded to the previous Prophets. What is forbidden and imitating Jews and Christians means to follow that which is deviated from the teachings of their Prophets. For this reasons, Christmas cannot be celebrated the way it is celebrated by the Christians or Western Secularists.
The Prophet (S.a.w) celebrating Ashura:
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). (Sahih Bukhari Book 31, Hadith 222)
Narrated Abu Musa: The day of ‘Ashura’ was considered as ‘Id day by the Jews. So the Prophet ordered, “I recommend you (Muslims) to fast on this day.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 31, Hadith 223)
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: When the Prophet came to Medina, he found (the Jews) fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’ (i.e. 10th of Muharram). They used to say: “This is a great day on which Allah saved Moses and drowned the folk of Pharaoh. Moses observed the fast on this day, as a sign of gratitude to Allah.” The Prophet said, “I am closer to Moses than they.” So, he observed the fast (on that day) and ordered the Muslims to fast on it.(Book 55, Hadith 609)
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 55, Hadith 652)
So the Muslims may celebrate the Birthday of Jesus Christ (A.S) and differ from others celebrating it.
Abdullah b. ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with them) reported that (the Arabs of) pre-Islamic days used to observe fast on the day of Ashura and the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed it and the Muslims too (observed it) before fasting in Ramadan became obligatory. But when it became obligatory, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘Ashura is one of the days of Allah, so he who wished should observe fast and he who wished otherwise should abandon it.(Sahih Muslim,Book 006, Hadith 2504)
Quran 3:45 [And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ].
WHY SHOULD NOT WE FOLLOW THE WAYS OF OTHER FAITHS AND SECULARISTS IN CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS /BIRTHDAY OF JESUS SON OF MARY (PEACE BE UPON THEM):
The Main reason is “We should not imitate other nations. The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “Whoever imitate a nation is one of them”
The Main fallacy of Church and those who say “We are guided by holy spirit” is that they Christianize the celebrations of the Pagans in the Winter. We say a proverb in Malayalam, which is like “the beauty cream applied on face became skin burn” . Whether they acknowledge it or not. They have brought dishonor to the birth of Christ (A.S) and celebrating his Birth in the winter Pagan festival time.
In Europe December is winter time, short sunlight , people get winter syndromes and depression, this may be the reason why they made to celebrate Christmas this times. But by Christianize the pagan celebration it bring dishonor to the holy one who is the one of the greatest Prophets of God.
This is the celebration every lawless life style is evoked. The desires of the ego is served. Alcohol, Gambling, free sex, free mixing of men and women, this is not acceptable in the ways of God. This time it is promoted materialism lawlessness and self destruction. Because people not returning to the the Message that Christ (A.S) gave to this world!.
So it is the responsibility of Muslims to remind others during this times the purpose of life and the Message of Jesus Christ (A.S).
The Bible says:[Colossians 2:8 NIV] See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
The Bible does not give the date of Jesus’ birth, nor does it say that we should celebrate his birthday. As McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopediastates: “The observance of Christmas is not of divine appointment, nor is it of NT [New Testament] origin.”
Instead, an examination of the history of Christmas exposes its roots in pagan religious rites. The Bible shows that we offend God if we try to worship him in a way that he does not approve of.—Exodus 32:5-7.
History of Christmas customs
Celebrating Jesus’ birthday: “The early Christians did not celebrate [Jesus’] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagan custom.”—The World Book Encyclopedia.
December 25: There is no proof that Jesus was born on that date. Church leaders likely chose this date to coincide with pagan festivals held on or around the winter solstice.
Gift-giving, feasting, partying: The Encyclopedia Americanasays: “Saturnalia, a Roman feast celebrated in mid-December, provided the model for many of the merry-making customs of Christmas. From this celebration, for example, were derived the elaborate feasting, the giving of gifts, and the burning of candles.” The Encyclopædia Britannica notes that “all work and business were suspended” during Saturnalia.
Christmas lights: According to The Encyclopedia of Religion, Europeans decorated their homes “with lights and evergreens of all kinds” to celebrate the winter solstice and to combat evil spirits.
Mistletoe, holly: “The Druids ascribed magical properties to the mistletoe in particular. The evergreen holly was worshiped as a promise of the sun’s return.”—The Encyclopedia Americana.
Christmas tree: “Tree worship, common among the pagan Europeans, survived after their conversion to Christianity.” One of the ways in which tree worship survived is in the custom of “placing a Yule tree at an entrance or inside the house in the midwinter holidays.”—Encyclopædia Britannica.
As Muslims, we may join any invitations if it fulfills the law of Islam , that when no contradiction to our faith is practiced. Some fools say: We should not celebrate the Birthday of Nabi Isa (A.S), the same people using Bible to preach (Dawah) Islam. Is that allowed in Islam? . You can see them in their TV Channels and Youtube.
Quran 3:84 Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him.”
Quran 3:104 And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful.
SAWLIHEEN (RIGHTEOUS) AMONG THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK:
Quran 3:113 -114 They are not [all] the same; among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of Allah during periods of the night and prostrating [in prayer].They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and hasten to good deeds. And those are among the righteous.
Quran 89:27 -28 [To the righteous it will be said], “O reassured soul,Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him],
The world turning to so much corruption, violence lawlessness, and intolerance. This is not the purpose of religions. So we must keep a good conduct with all people and help them to come to righteousness and faith, not by dishonoring and defaming them. But through love, mercy and service according to the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)
Can Muslim ask Jew or Christian to pray for him?:
Some foolish one’s attack Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s humbleness when meeting with Pope and asking his prayers. But this Jahils (ignorant ones) think they know religion better than Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (Q.S)
Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said from Amra bint Abd ar-Rahman that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq visited A’isha while she had a [health] complaint and a Jewish woman was making incantation (ruqya) for her. Abu Bakr said, “Do it (incantation) with the Book of Allah.” (Muwatta Imam Malik R.A) Book 50, Hadith 50.4.11)
Respecting Non-Muslims ,Even after their death:
So many idiotic groups in the name of Islam, distorting it’s true message, disrespecting dead bodies and even mutating bodies of the dead people!
Sahih Muslim: It is narrated on the authority of Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah: there passed a bier and the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) stood up for it and we also stood up along with him. We said: Messenger of Allah, that was the bier of a Jewess. Upon this he remarked: Verily, death is a matter of consternation, so whenever you come across a bier stand up. (Book 004, Hadith 2095)
Sahih Muslim: It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Abu Laila that while Qais b. Sa’d and Sahl b. Hunaif were both in Qadislyya a bier passed by them and they both stood up. they were told that it was the bier of one of thepeople of the land (non-Muslim). they said that a bier passed before the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) and he stood up. He was told that he (the dead man) was a Jew. Upon this he remarked: Was he not a human being or did he not have a soul? And in the hadith narrated by ‘Amr b. Murra with the same chain of transmitters, (the words) are:” there passed a bier before us.” (Book 004, Hadith 2098)
Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
TO THE WORLD OF HYPOCRISY AND DECEPTION WHO OPPOSE CELEBRATING MAWLID:
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Did Prophet forbade celebrating his Birthday, by means of permissible acts?
If not, then why some misguided people and innovators behaving like Jews?
For the Misguided sects to understand:
A deed is looked at according to Quran, Sunnah, Hadith, Consensus of the Scholars (Ijma) and Analogy of the Wise men (Qiyas) for it’s validity in Islam.
How do you use Paper money and plastic money? How do you use prayer mats. how do even do Sa’yi in air conditioned Safa and Marwa, how do you stay in a hotel after entering in Ihram?How do you pay for Quran ? How do you Pay for Visa for Hajj? Is it allowed? How do you pay for Zam Zam, how do you eat sitting around a dining table?,with fork and knife?
Go and learn Sunnah Hajj, Sunnah way of eating etc then come to speak against mawlid! Mawlid Celebration is a righteous deed.
The Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says:[in 40 Hadith Imam Nawawi[.On the authority of an-Nawas bin Sam’an (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul, and which you dislike people finding out about.[Muslim]
And on the authority of Wabisah bin Ma’bad (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I came to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “You have come to ask about righteousness.” I said, “Yes.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Consult your heart. Righteousness is that about which the soul feels at ease and the heart feels tranquil. And wrongdoing is that which wavers in the soul and causes uneasiness in the breast, even though people have repeatedly given their legal opinion [in its favour].”
A good hadeeth transmitted from the musnads of the two imams, Ahmed bin Hambal and Al- Darimi, with a good chain of authorities.
According to the hearts of the Main body of Muslims and their leaders (Scholars of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah, the Caliphs and Sulthans) Mawlid is a good practice celebrated with permissible acts.
So do not seek after it’s validity with excessive questions. 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]
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (ra):
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “What I have forbidden for you, avoid. What I have ordered you [to do], do as much of it as you can. For verily, it was only the excessive questioning and their disagreeing with their Prophets that destroyed [the nations] who were before you.”[Bukhari & Muslim]
There is no evidence that Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam forbade celebrating Mawlid!
So we see that the excessive questioning and arguing people have no Faith!, rather their faith about to lose in the near future. As the Hadith states!
You are the misguided and strayed people whom Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam comparing to Jews.
Another evidence is you Kharijs does not love Ahlul bayth but have malice against Ahlul bayth of our time and in the previous time.
Daylami narrates from Abu Saeed that the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.) said: “My Ahlul Bayt and my helpers (Ansars) are my legatees and successors. So have regard for them and help them. Gather around them and attach yourselves to them. And keep aloof from those who disregard them.”
So in another Hadith it is stated in Sahih Muslim: Jarir b. Abdullah reported that some desert Arabs clad in woollen clothes came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). He saw them in sad plight as they had been hard pressed by need. He (the Holy Prophet) exhorted people to give charity, but they showed some reluctance until (signs) of anger could be seen on his face. Then a person from the Ansar came with a purse containing silver. Then came another person and then other persons followed them in succession until signs of happiness could be seen on his (sacred) face. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: He who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil practice in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without their’s being diminished in any respect. (Muslim Book 034, Hadith 6466) Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Leave me as I leave you) for the people who were before you were ruined because of their questions and their differences over their prophets. So, if I forbid you to do something, then keep away from it. And if I order you to do something, then do of it as much as you can.” (Book 92, Hadith 391)
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle said, “People will not stop asking questions till they say, ‘This is Allah, the Creator of everything, then who created Allah?’ ” (Bukhari ,Book 92, Hadith 399)
Sahih Muslim: This hadith has been narrated by Abu Huraira through a different chain of transmitters (and the words are) that he reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) having said: Abandon that which I have asked you to abandon, for the people before you went to their doom (for asking too many questions). (Book 030, Hadith 5820)
So if Celebrating Mawlid Nabi is not Prohibited, then why a group of square headed people forcing to make it to forbid?:Allah did not forbid Mawlid Nabi celebrations: “They will question thee what is permitted to them, say: “The good things are permitted to you . ..” (Al-Maida 4).
Analogical verse from Quran: 12:1 O Prophet! Why do you forbid (for yourself) that which Allâh has allowed to you,
So Why are you forbidding that which Allah has not forbidden for you?
THE END OF THOSE WHO MAKE ARGUMENTS AND DISSENSION AMONG MUSLIMS TO FORBID SOMETHING WHICH ALLAH AND PROPHET (S.A.W) DID NOT FORBID:
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas: The Prophet said, “The most sinful person among the Muslims is the one who asked about something which had not been prohibited, but was prohibited because of his asking.” (Book 92, Hadith 392)
So how can someone forbid establishing a good practice of which no part of it is forbidden by Allah?
What Allah has forbidden is calling Muslims as “Kafir,Mushrik, grave worshipers etc!
Leave your own Haram and Kufr then come to discuss about innovations and other things!
The Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) went to Masjid on Camel or horse. But some fools thinking it is a sin and bidha to go to Masjid on a bicycle or car!, to go for Hajj in wheel chair is bidha, Hajj will not be accepted, because Prophet (s.a.w) and companions did not use cars ,flights or wheel chair, though he traveled to heavens on Buraq flying!
So understand the immature idiotic people (Kharij) who appear time to time to cause distension and mischief in the religion and slander Muslim ummah!
This filthy people are none but Kharij, defend Islam from Kharij, this is the way of Prophet (S.a.w),companions and ahul bayt!
Sahih Muslim: Ali said: Whenever I narrate to you anything from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) believe it to be absolutely true as falling from the sky is dearer to me than that of attributing anything to him (the Holy Prophet) which he never said. When I talk to you of anything which is between me and you (there might creep some error in it) for battle is an outwitting. I heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: There would arise at the end of the age a people who would be young in age and immaturein thought, but they would talk (in such a manner) as if their words are the best among the creatures. They would recite the Qur’an, but it would not go beyond their throats, and they would pass through the religion as an arrow goes through the prey. So when you meet them, kill them, for in their killing you would get a reward with Allah on the Day of judgmelat. (Book 005, Hadith 2328)
Their ideology is Wahhabism and it’s previous ways, the worst among them is those who practice this ideology in extreme and then they kill Muslims after accusing shirk and kufr on Muslims!.
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated ‘Ali: I heard the Prophet saying, “In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goesout of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection.” (Book 61, Hadith 577)
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: While the Prophet was distributing (war booty etc.) one day, Dhul Khawaisira, a man from the tribe of Bani Tamim, said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Act justly.” The Prophets said, “Woe to you! Who else would act justly if I did not act justly?” ‘Umar said (to the Prophet ), “Allow me to chop his neck off.” The Prophet said, “No, for he has companions (who are apparently so pious that) ifanyone of (you compares his prayer with) their prayer, he will consider his prayer inferior to theirs, and similarly his fasting inferior to theirs, but they will desert Islam (go out of religion) as an arrow goesthrough the victim’s body (games etc.) in which case if its Nasl is examined nothing will be seen thereon, and if its Nady is examined, nothing will be seen thereon, and if its Qudhadh is examined, nothing will be seen thereon, for the arrow has gone out too fast even for the excretions and blood to smear over it. Such people will come out at the time of difference among the (Muslim) people and the sign by which they will be recognized, will be a man whose one of the two hands will look like the breast of a woman or a lump of flesh moving loosely.” Abu Said added, “I testify that I heard that from the Prophet and also testify that I was with ‘Ali when ‘Ali fought against those people. The man described by the Prophet was searched for among the killed, and was found, and he was exactly as the Prophet had described him.” (See Hadith No. 807, Vol. 4) (Book 73, Hadith 184)
They appear from Najd -East of Madinah and cause fithna from east to West!
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: (The Prophet) said, “O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen.” People said, “OurNajd as well.” The Prophet again said, “O Allah! Bless our Sham and Yemen.” They said again, “Our Najd as well.” On that the Prophet said, “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head of Satan.” (Book 17, Hadith 147)
Quran 2:65 And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.”
This is enough for any intelligent one to understand and take wisdom from.
Wa Salamun Alal Mursaleen Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
MAWLID NABI CELEBRATION OF SAHABA AND GOOD INNOVATION:
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem..
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Imam al-Nasa’i narrated that Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer al-Mu’awiyah (may Allah be pleased with them) said,
The Messenger of Allah(alaihiswalathu wa salam) came to a circle – group of his companions who are gathered – and said, “What has made you sit together?” They said, “We sat to pray to Allah and to praise Him for guiding us to His religion (Islam), AND FOR BLESSING US WITH YOU.” He said, “By Allah, nothing else made you sit together?” They said, “By Allah nothing else made us sit together!” He said, “Know that I did not make you swear on this because I doubted you, but because Gabriel came to me and informed me that Allah (Azza wa Jall) is proudly showing you off to the angels!” [Sunan an-Nasa’i, Vol. 6, Page 475, Hadith 5431, Darussalam Publications]
The above hadith is one of the clearest evidences for the impressibility of the Mawlid, and clearly shows the companions gathering together to thank Allah (Most High) and give thanks for blessing them with the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Are the Mawlid gatherings not what is being described in the hadith?
It doesn’t say they gather to celebrate on 12th Rabi ul Awwal, but they gathered to celebrate the life of Prophet (saw) in a normal day! make it permissible to celebrate this two reasons in any day!
PROPHET (s.a.w) is with us, He is witness over us!: Allah says in 2:143 Thus We have made you [true Muslims – real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) be a witness over you.
SAHIH BUKHARI Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle(alaihiswalathu wa salam) said, “Whoever prayed at night the whole month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.” Ibn Shihab (a sub-narrator) said, “Allah’s Apostle died and the people continued observing that (i.e. Nawafil offered individually, not in congregation), and it remained as it was during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr and in the early days of ‘Umar’s Caliphate.” ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Abdul Qari said, “I went out in the company of ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab one night in Ramadan to the mosque and found the people praying in different groups. A man praying alone or a man praying with a little group behind him.
So, ‘Umar said, ‘In my opinion I would better collect these (people) under the leadership of one Qari (Reciter) (i.e. let them pray in congregation!)’. So, he made up his mind to congregate them behind Ubai bin Ka’b. Then on another night I went again in his company and the people were praying behind their reciter. On that, ‘Umar remarked, WHAT AN EXCELLENT BIDH’A (i.e. INNOVATION IN RELIGION) IS THIS; but the prayer which they do not perform, but sleep at its time is better than the one they are offering.’ He meant the prayer in the last part of the night. (In those days) people used to pray in the early part of the night.” (Sahih Bukhari Book 32, Hadith 227)
THE SUNNAH OF COMPANIONS AND RIGHTLY GUIDED SUCCESSORS: Quran 1:7 The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor,not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.
Wahhabis and other misguided groups take single hadiths out of context, we can say in some Hadith Prophet (s.a.w) cursed innovators, but in other Hadith it is said: good innovations and the traditions (sunnah) of companions are accepted, as their understanding of religion is better.
SUNAN ABU DAWUD: Narrated Irbad ibn Sariyah: AbdurRahman ibn Amr as-Sulami and Hujr ibn Hujr said: We came to Irbad ibn Sariyah who was among those about whom the following verse was revealed: “Nor (is there blame) on those who come to thee to be provided with mounts, and when thou saidst: “I can find no mounts for you.” We greeted him and said: We have come to see you to give healing and obtain benefit from you. Al-Irbad said: One day the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon_him) led us in prayer, then faced us and gave us a lengthy exhortation at which the eyes shed tears and the hearts were afraid. A man said: Apostle of Allah! It seems as if it were a farewell exhortation, so what injunction do you give us? He then said: I enjoin you to fear Allah, and to hear and obey even if it be an Abyssinian slave, for those of you who live after me will see great disagreement. YOU MUST THEN FOLLOW MY SUNNAH AND THAT OF THE RIGHTLY GUIDED CALIPHS,. Hold to it and stick fast to it. Avoid novelties, for every novelty is an innovation, and every innovation is an error. (Book 40, Hadith 4590)
Jabir b. Abdullah said: When Allah’s Messenger (may peace he upon him) delivered the sermon, his eyes became red, his voice rose. and his anger increased so that he was like one giving a warning against the enemy and saying:” The enemy has made a morning attack on you and in the evening too.” He would also say:” The last Hour and I have been sent like these two.” and he would join his forefinger and middle finger; and would further say:” The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, and the beet of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error.” He would further say:, I am more dear to a Muslim even than his self; and he who left behind property that is for his family. and he who dies under debt or leaves children (in helplessness). the responsibility (of paying his debt and bringing up his children) lies on me.” (Sahih Muslim Book 004, Hadith 1885)
We can see that Sahaba celebrated Mawlid in the time of Prophet (s.a.w) and Umar (R.A) a rightly guided Caliph established 20 Raka Organized Taraweeh in Ramadan. So it is clear that the Wahhabi interpretations of Bidha is misguidance and stupidity!
BENEFITS OF INTRODUCING GOOD PRACTICE IN ISLAM: Sahih Muslim: Jarir b. Abdullah reported that some desert Arabs clad in woollen clothes came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). He saw them in sad plight as they had been hard pressed by need. He (the Holy Prophet) exhorted people to give charity, but they showed some reluctance until (signs) of anger could be seen on his face. Then a person from the Ansar came with a purse containing silver. Then came another person and then other persons followed them in succession until signs of happiness could be seen on his (sacred) face. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: He who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil practice in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without their’s being diminished in any respect.(Book 034, Hadith 6466)
Mawlid Nabi, Zikr Halqa, Salawat congregations etc are practiced by Sahaba. As for Mawlid Nabi, all the activities part of it are: reciting salawat, poems on Islamic history, feeding people, marching with Zikr and Salawat, discourses on the life of Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and Sahaba. None of this acts are prohibited in Islam. When all these Sunnah acts are combined in the day of Prophet’s birth, it becomes a good practice , for Muslims rejoice and gather together.
The innovators, however, conducting Annual Ijthima (gatherings) for their own innovated groups, their own lectures and , and innovated diploma and degree certificates in Islam, and innovated preaching (Dawah) practices, innovated universities in Islam,that have no evidences in Quran and Sunnah!!!
Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) was rich companion of Prophet (s.a.w), they did not open a college or University and gave diploma or degree of Islams to Muslims!. So understand who are real innovators!.
When you say: “Inna Swalathi na nusuki, Wa Mahyaya Wa Ma maathi lillahi Rabbil Aalameen”, if you claim you follow Salafs or other Imams, you should know whether you are following what they established!
Did four Imams of Madhab , gave PhD or Degree certificates to their students?
Ibn Taymiyya gave Diploma of Islam to his students?. So Dajjal is confusing you!, Dajjal’s people are here, who are funded and supported by Pharaohs of this time, who does not adhere to the Law of Allah!
When scholars taking company with today’s Pharaohs, Nirmod and Qaroons then know that it is not the Straight Path!. So Wake up Jahil Muslims!
Follow the way of the Prophets, I cannot see the Sahaba applying for funding from Mushrikeen in Makkah for Dawah of Islam!, nor Moses (A.S) from Firaun, nor Abraham (A.S) from Nimrod!
You people are fooling and are fooled by your scholars!
I am warning people from all sects and all religions, you left the ways of the Prophets of God!, great punishment is approaching you!
Fight God if you can, God Almighty is turning your own enemies against you, nations against nations and tribes against tribes!
The biggest tribulation (Armageddon) is coming!, and all that you built as Masjid, madrassa, diploma, fame etc by the help of today’s Qaroons, Namrods , Firauns and Yazeeds, that are going to perish with you!
This is my final warning, insha Allah!
ESTABLISHING AN EVIL (HARAM) PRACTICE:
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “No human being is killed unjustly, but a part of responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam who invented the tradition of killing (murdering) on the earth. (It is said that he was Qabil). (Book #83, Hadith #6)
I call misguided scholars and their filthy followers to this challenge: “Which act in Mawlid Nabi is an evil practice”?
If you prove one evil practice in the Mawlid Nabi celebration of pious Scholars, then I will become your slave!
If you cannot prove (which I am sure you cannot), it is disgrace up on this filthy and evil generations that are against main body of Muslims and their Imams.
You must make fatwa against Saudi National Day, celebrating the salafi conferences and commemoration of wahhabi clerics etc!
So not get fooled by the enemies of Prophets, Sahaba, Ahlul Bayth and Awliya Allah.
They are cut off!
“Inna Sha’ni aka Huwal Abthar” (108:3)
108:3 Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.
They have cut off from the rope of Allah, they have some books, some external scholarship learnt by their ego (brain/intelligence) and they are confused about it too!. Because the ego is always confusing and corrupting!
Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhamamd and his family and all other Prophets of God,
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
After the time of the life of Jesus Christ (A.S) on earth, so many people have misunderstood the life of Jesus Christ (A.S) and his mission. Some said: He is god, some said he is son of god, some said he is incarnation of god. Some said he is the incarnation of holy spirit. The people in his time believed in him as the Prophet of God, as one of the highest Prophets, as the rescuer of the children of Israel sent by God as a Messenger to the tribes of Israel. Since people are confused and they are confusing others too, I am inspired to write about an article since a few days ago. But I was just completing Naqshbandi principles on naqshabandi.wordpress.com in those days.
SUFISM (SPIRITUALITY) AND RELIGION OF JESUS CHRIST (A.S):
Watch, to understand the Article:
Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) did not establish a new (Christianity) religion nor he followed the religion of Jews (Judaism) ,just as Moses (A.S) did not establish a new (Judaism) religion, nor Abraham did establish a new religion!.
No prophets establishing their own religions. From Adam (A.S) up to last Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), all Prophets were Muslims and their religion was Islam which means Submission to God. This is why we do not see a name of religion in Psalm ,Deuteronomy ,Numbers, Songs or New Testament books, Hindu books, Buddhist books or other books that is ancient or coming from the line of Prophets.
Prophet Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) is a great Prophet of God. We Muslims believe he is born as holy and is infallible like other Prophets. He has been given nearness to God and high spiritual wisdom.
To Understand the Spiritual Journey and Status of Jesus Christ one should study Sufism (Tasawwuf). Tasawwuf is the Spiritual knowledge about understanding of the Spirit, Soul, the ego, the Purification of the Self , to seek nearness to God and to seek Divine Love and Wisdom. This is the third part of the religion of Allah, followed by Islam (Jurisprudence) ,Imaan (Faith/theology and beliefs) and Ihsan (Sufism/Spirituality or Mystical wisdom)
This article is for those who are confused and for those who want to know what the correct meaning of the Bible verse which they follow:
The three fold Path of the Religion of God:
Also on the authority of ‘Umar (ra) who said:
While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No traces of journeying were visible on him, and none of us knew him. He sat down close by the Prophet (ﷺ) rested his knee against his thighs, and said: “O Muhammad! Inform me about Islam.” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) replied: “Islam is that you should testify that there is no deity except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, that you should perform salah (ritual prayer), pay the zakah, fast during Ramadan, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House (the Ka’bah at Makkah), if you can find a way to it (or find the means for making the journey to it).” He said: “You have spoken truly.” We were astonished at his thus questioning him and then telling him that he was right, but he went on to say, “Inform me about iman (faith).”He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects.” He said, “You have spoken truly.” Then he (the man) said, “Inform me about Ihsan.”He (the Prophet) answered, “It is that you should serve Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you.” He said, “Inform me about the Hour.” He (the Prophet) said, “About that the one questioned knows no more than the questioner.” So he said, “Well, inform me about it’s signs.” He said, “They are that the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.” Thereupon the man went off. I waited a while, and then he (the Prophet) said, “O ‘Umar, do you know who that questioner was?” I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” He said, “That was Jibril. He came to teach you your religion.” [Muslim]
God says: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]
Therefore to understand Jesus Christ (A.S) life and mission correctly, one should study Sufism (Spiritual Sciences), and study the life of various Saints, who had similar spiritual states like Jesus Christ (A.)
Imam Malik (R.A) a great Scholar and Son of the Companion of Prophet (s.a.w) writes:
Imam Malik (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.
The life of Isa (A.S) is related to the Mysticism and Spiritual states, especially “Wahdathul Wujud” which is explained in the above Hadith. Isa (A.S) said to have spoken according to present Bible:
The Spiritual Struggle of Jesus Christ in Bible:
As Muslims we believe all Prophets were born infallible and perfect, with only the Will of God prevalent in them. The Bible says that Jesus Christ (A.S) had gone through the Process of Purification of the Self (Tazkiya/Sufism) before dressed with Divinely given authority.
Hebrews 5:8-9 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered,and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
It is clear that he was dressed with authority after his trials and tests, and salvation is only by obeying the Prophet of God, not by just believing in some man made doctrines!
Jesus was not appoint as an incarnated deity for people to worship! Some people quote disciple worshiped Jesus from Matthew, but it is a translation error. That kind of worship (Honoring) has been received by Prophet Daniel (A.S)
Daniel 2:46 New Living TranslationThen King Nebuchadnezzar threw himself down before Daniel and worshiped him,and he commanded his people to offer sacrifices and burn sweet incense before him.
Hebrews 5:10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 2:9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angelsfor a little while, ….
So since when the theory that says Father , Son and Spirit are eternally equal came to exist?, so if the New Testaments Apostles did not believe so, then whose faith is correct?
Quran says: 3:31 Say: “If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
The Meeting of Shaykh (Spiritual aid) and Follower:
God says in Quran: 17:80 Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour;and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me).”
Mark 1:9-10 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan, Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
Quran: 97:4 Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:
Here we see, Christ (A.S) receiving the guidance and support of Holy Spirit. Roohul Qudus (Pece be upon him).
God says, Quran 2:87 And We did certainly give Moses the Torah and followed up after him with messengers. And We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Holy Spirit.But is it [not] that every time a messenger came to you, [O Children of Israel], with what your souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party [of messengers] you denied and another party you killed.
2:253 Those messengers We endowed with gifts, some above others: To one of them Allah spoke; others He raised to degrees (of honour); to Jesus the son of Mary We gave clear (Signs), and strengthened him with the holy spirit. If Allah had so willed, succeeding generations would not have fought among each other, after clear (Signs) had come to them, but they (chose) to wrangle, some believing and others rejecting. If Allah had so willed, they would not have fought each other; but Allah Fulfilleth His plan.
Quran 5:110 Then will Allah say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favour to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the holy spirit, so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel and behold! thou makest out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: ‘This is nothing but evident magic.’
God made Yahya (A.S) John , a proof to testify the Prophet-hood of Jesus Christ (A.S) so that the people may recognize him and accept him.
Mark 1:12At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,
The Holy Spirit and Jesus (A.S) are different. It is the Holy Spirit (alaihiswalathu wa salam) who guides all Prophets and all Saints.
Mark 1:13and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Luke 4:2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
Matthew 4:2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
It is said in Luke 4:7 that Satan tempted Christ with all kingdoms and wealth of the world. But he rejected it and declared Islamic Monotheism:
Luke 4:8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'”
He was in the Wilderness undergoing the self struggle to become perfect to handle the burden and to overcome the hardships that will come in future in his way. It is confirmed in Hebrews.
Hebrews : 2:18Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.
The people who did not understand the Spiritual Struggle of Jesus Christ (A.S) try to portray him as only perfect person. But the Bible states contrary to Muslim belief that all Prophets are given perfection:
Hebrews 4:15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 5:2He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 1:14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
So if Prophets are not perfect, how can the revelation of God comes through them become perfect?. God make those perfect when He Almighty Chose from in pre-eternity, though they had to go through various trials and tests to gain experience of this world and to adapt to it’s nature and to prepare their personality to fight the evil of this world!.
This are some of the examples on it people may think and understand the truth.
In the State of Annihilation (Fana) he said:
John 10:30: “I and the Father are one.”
Matthew 11:27:“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
John 17:2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
Allah says in Quran: 3:26 Say, “O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.
In this state of Spiritual Authority over the creations (Qutubaniyath), the leadership of guiding the Creation Jesus Christ had said that he is given authority over all. This verses shows father , Jesus and holy Spirit are not one and equal or he is an incarnation of god nor begotten son of God , rather he was a chosen Prophet of God.
John 20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
In the State of Humility he said and did:
But when Christ (A.S) returns from the Spiritual Ecstasy and Divine Annihilation (Fana fillah) he came to his own conscious and said:John 14:28“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
Mark 10:18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.
Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
As explained the State of Annihilation above,
This station is Wahdathul Wujood, which is when the servant of God become close to him God prevails in His Servant and his own self perish.
It is said in a Hadith: “Everything is falsehood except God” (Hasan)
So Allah says in Quran: 17:81 And say, Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart.”
This is in the ranks of the Prophets Awliya Allah (Friends of God), in whom their own self has perished and truth has come in them. This is the same principle ignorant and misguided sects among Muslims too denying today!
Traditional Sunni Muslims see Prophets and Saints (Awliya Allah) in high status, because it is they in whom the Truth as all falsehood have vanished in them and Truth Prevails (Light of God).
Quran 50:16 And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein
So who are those men to whom God is closer than their own veins?, they are the Friends of God (Awliya Allah-Saints of Allah). All Prophets are Saints, but all Saints are not prophets!.
So many foolish misguided sects in Islam deny spirituality and Sufism. the above hadith and Quran verse refutes them very clearly.
In the End of his Office in this world, he said: John 16:7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away.Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
Some people still insist that we should follow Jesus (A.S), but he says: “Leave me, it is for your own good that I am going away”.
Some Pastors from evangelical Church have told me holy spirit is the spirit of Jesus and when his body leave the spirit comes. I really shocked to hear that, as their theology says: father ,son and spirit are three distinctive persons.
But in the Bible verses Jesus Christ (A.S) pointing to certain distinct individual (Spirit of Truth) who would come as an Advocate.
From the Confusions comes new ideologies and beliefs. No Prophets from Adam (A.S) until Last Prophet (S.A.W) worshiped God in three persons nor believed or preached God exist in three persons. What was in the life of Christ (A.S) is the spiritual annihilation (Fana) in Allah and the absence of the self (ego)!. It is the purification of the self from everything other than God.
Before Christ, the Prophets did not worship God in two as Father and holy spirit!. It is clear evident.
Colossians 2:8See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
God’ Does Not Change into two or three persons:
Malachi 3:6 “I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Isaiah 48:11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.
Will God let his (so called) incarnation or son to be defamed and disgraced by enemies of God?. Never!
So the belief Jesus is god is not true, also the beliefs and sayings about Jesus : he was speaking and doing in his human side sometimes, and some times he was speaking or doing in his divine side, is not true, the verse in James 1:17 clears the confusion!
The Muslim Belief of Jesus as The Spiritual Leader and Messenger of God:
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
Quran says: 5:75Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!
Hebrews :6:20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
Not Only Jesus (A.S), read Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
THE END OF HIS LIFE ON EARTH ACCORDING TO BIBLE (WITH CORRECT UNDERSTANDING):
It is said: New International Version Numbers 23:19God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Hebrews 5:7 New International Version: During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission
Quran too testifies: 4:157-158 That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-
Quran 4:159 And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;-
When Christ (A.S) returns, everyone will believe in him as the Servant and Prophet of God.
Bible too says: Hebrews 3:2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.
Quran says: 2:136 Say ye: “We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).”
The Rank of Jesus Christ (A.S) above Moses (Peace be upon him): Bible Hebrews 3:3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.
It is clearly say that Jesus’s prayer is heard (Answered/accepted) by God, that he shall be saved from the crucifixion and death! So does God speak and then not act?, does he promise and not fulfill?. Also if the death of Christ was an eternal divine plan to redeem humanity and give salvation, then why should Christ pray to God to avoid death on the cross?, when you belief Christ is the only perfect man and share glory and power of God equally?
Hebrews 6:17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.
Again read, even if Christ (A.S) jump from a hill, the Angels are appointed to protect him from all dangers. This is a prophesy in Old testament that Messiah will not be harmed at all.
Luke 4:10-11 For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'”
The Power of Spirit lead Jesus Christ (A.S) not his own power,Luke 4:14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
Without a Spiritual Guide (Shaykh of Spiritual Knowledge) You do not understand Anything, Says Bible:
Hebrews: 5:11-12 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
You need Milk -the spiritual knowledge (learn about how Milk is derived in Mother’s breast) , not solid food which means Books and writings!.
This is writing in the time of Hebrews apostles, what about now then after 1900 years?
Imam Malik’s Narration on Milk and Solid Food (Sufism and Law) Reflect in Bible Too:
Imam Malik (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.
Hebrews 5:13-14 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Quran: 19:36 [Jesus said] Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight.
THE SUCCESSION OF JESUS CHRIST (A.S):
In his last days, he spoke (According to the Bible):
John 12:31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
The verse describes the coming of the Dark ages in the World.
John 12:34 The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”
It is said the Light from Jesus Christ (A.S) will be with people just for a little while longer !
John 12:35-36 New International VersionThen Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
Then the world witnessed Dark ages. And the coming of the Last Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and he is the ultimate Messiah (Savior) for people until Judgement day! That no Prophet will come after him and his light will abide with the people forever from the deserts of Arabia (Kedar/Paran, see Bible)
John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever–12:46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
Some say Jesus will be Judge, but it says:
Jesus not a Judge: John 12:47“If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
The Prediction of the Coming Judge:John 12:48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.
The Names of Prophet Muhammad (S.a.w):
There are 200 names of Prophet Muhammad narrated by Pious Muslim scholars, which include:
1-Roohul Qudus- Holy Spirit
2-Roohul Haqq -Spirit of Truth
3- Roohul Qisth – Spirit of Justice
John 13:3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
Quran says: 2:156 Who say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return”:-
John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
John 16:8-11 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me;about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
As the Bible says, the Spirit of Truth (S.a.w) does not speak his own, but he speak only that he hears (from God through Angel Gabriel as a revelation) as the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) was unlettered Prophet, who does not read or write.Quran 53:2-4 Your companion [Muhammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred,Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination.It is not but a revelation revealed,
THE COMING OF THE SUCCESSOR OF MOSES JESUS (PEACE BE UPON THEM) IN ARABIA (PARAN):
Matthew 15:24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
Deuteronomy 33:2He said: “The LORD came from Sinaiand dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran.He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.
God’s Light and Guidance reached through Moses (A.S) in Sinai, Jesus in Seir , and he shone forth from Mount Paran, which is known as “Jabal Noor” mountain of Light.
Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth.
The above verse clearly states that the Coming of Prophet Muhammad (saw) with God’s Light and Guidance from Mount Paran (Arabia). No Israeli Prophets coming from Paran!. The Name “Muhamamd” means “Praised one” and his praise is celebrated in all over the world with greetings of Peace and Blessings upon him and his family.
THE SUCCESSOR OF JESUS CHRIST (A.S) IS SENT TO ALL NATIONS FOREVER:
PROPHESIES IN ISAIAH:
Gospel Laws were never put in to any nations, but Islamic Shariah does. The whole world was went into Dark ages and Islamic traditions and laws prevailed all the world. European Renaissance was also emerged by the influence of Islam!
Isaiah 42:1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.
Isiah 42:4 English Standard Version: He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coast lands wait for his law.
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) was not discouraged or grow faint. Quran says in 9:40 If you do not aid the Prophet – Allah has already aided him when those who disbelieved had driven him out [of Makkah] as one of two, when they were in the cave and he said to his companion, “Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.” And Allah sent down his tranquillity upon him and supported him with angels you did not see and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, while the word of Allah – that is the highest.And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
Isaiah 42:2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.
This are the prophesies in Isaiah about Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam). Because Bible says about Jesus, which is contrary to Isaiah prophesies, not fulfilled in Christ (A.S)
Mark 5:7 He shouted at the top of his voice,“What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!”
John 12:44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.
Matthew 27:50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
John 11:43 King James Bible And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Isaiah 42:3 He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.
Jesus was not to be Judge, it is said (Quoting again, because many pastors I met often do not remember verses in Bible )
John 16:8-11 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me;about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned
Jesus not a Judge: John 12:47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
Quran says: 21:107 And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.
Quran 39:53 Say: “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Isaiah 43:4 He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction.”
The Law of Islam has reached in India, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Indonesia, Zanzibar, America , Malaysia, Central Asia,North Africa, West Africa, South Africa and all other parts of the world. No laws or legal systems were established according to the Bible. Still the believers follow the laws and orders of Islam, though the people are not perfect.
Isaiah 42:6-7“I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,You will open the eyes of the blind. You will free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons.
Quran says: 4:174 O mankind! verily there hath come to you a convincing proof from your Lord: For We have sent unto you a light (that is) manifest.
Quran 5:15 O people of the Book! There hath come to you our Messenger, revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book, and passing over much (that is now unnecessary): There hath come to you from Allah a (new) light and a perspicuous Book,
Quran 42:52 And thus We have revealed to you an inspiration of Our command. You did not know what is the Book or [what is] faith, but We have made it a light by which We guide whom We will of Our servants. And indeed, [O Muhammad], you guide to a straight path –
The Path of the Prophets, the path of those upon whom God Bestowed His Favor (Quran 1:7)
Quran 5:16 By which Allah guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darknesses into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path.
COVENANT SAID IN ISAIAH AND LIGHT FOR GENTILES: Quran 3:81 Behold! Allah took the covenant of the prophets, saying: “I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you a messenger, confirming what is with you; do ye believe in him and render him help.” Allah said: “Do ye agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?” They said: “We agree.” He said: “Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.”
Isaiah 42:8 “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.
Quran 1:” [All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the worlds –
Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.
The new song, a new book, nothing is patched with the old one, for all people.
Isaiah 42:11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.
Kedar is the Ishmael tribes who live in Arabia,the land in the mountain of Paran.
Isaiah 42:13 The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.
Only The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) lead in Wars and March forth like a Champion. and he gain victory of his enemies and established the religious laws in Arabia (Kedar). According to Christianity, Jesus died a fatal death on the cross after disgraced flogging and dragged in the lands, contrary to God’s Promise mentioned in Bible that Messiah will be protected from enemies and will be saved due to his great submission (ref: Hebrew 5:7).
The Makkah victory and establishing of Rashidun Caliphate, and until 1925 Islamic Caliphate reigned in Holy Lands, and it is coming back soon after the 100 years of oppression and tyranny, hopefully by 2025. As this period is known and predicted in Hadith as the time of corruption and deception of Anti-Christ!
THE BELIEF IN THE LAST PROPHET , AFTER MESSIAH: KING JAMES BIBLE: John 1:19-21 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.,He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet?And he answered, No
Comments: When the chief priests and Levites asked John the Baptist who he was, they asked him in a very strange way. First they questioned him as to whether or not he was the awaited “Messiah” [Christ in Koine Greek]. He was not the “Messiah” that had hoped for. Next they asked if he was the prophet Elijah and again he tells them, “No.” Now comes the really strange part. Finally, they asked him if he is “That Prophet?”
THE NEW PATH:
Isaiah 42:16I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
It is known that the lost Israeli tribes are Muslims today, the Pashtuns and Pathans, it is said that in the Last days the flag flag will come from Khorasan (province spread between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan) by the descendants of Issac (A.S), and they will reach in Jerusalem. Another reason state of Israel want to kill people in drone attack by the help of America, by inbreeding terrorism there, the purpose of Taliban is to extinguish the children of Isaac from there to prevent them reaching in state of Israel!. They infiltrate terrorism there though paid mercenaries and they will kill innocent people, then the world will wage so called war on terror in that part of the world which the war and terrorists together kill the children of Isaac indiscriminately. Search Youtube “The Israelite Origin of Pashtuns and Pathans”.
Anyway God’s Plan only Succeed. Not Mossad’s or CIAs!
Isaiah 43:17 But those who trust in idols, who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back in utter shame.
In the time of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and the Caliphate, the idol worship has been eliminated . Not in the time of Jesus Christ (A.S), and already happened before the coming of Jesus Christ. And Islam never advocate worshiping god in flesh or in idols. read Sura Ikhlas:
Quran 112: 1-4Say, “He is Allah , [who is] One,Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;He neither begets nor is born,And there is none like unto Him.
But Bible says, Anti Christ (False Messiah) will come as a God in Flesh, true Messiah did not claim to be God or did not ask to worship him!
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4:He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
But Bible Says this Anti-Christ and his followers (Lawless ones) will be destroyed:
Isaiah 66:17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs, rats and other unclean things–they will meet their end together with the one they follow,” declares the LORD.
their end together with the one they follow, that is Anti Christ!.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 New Living Translation Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming.
We must know what are the laws of Torah and Enjeel, the 10 commandments. Who violate it especially the greatest commandment will find their end! The greatest commandment is to worship Lord Alone. Jesus did not change it, nor he said to worship him. He worshiped his God.
John 20:17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”
Same is Prophesied in Sahih Muslim, in Islamic Prophesy about the Coming of Jesus Christ (A.S)
…that Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damscus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see.He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him….SAHIH MUSLIM (Click Link to read complete)
Isaiah 42:21 It pleased the LORD for the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious.
Lawlessness is from Satan: 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
In the Islamic Shariah, the divine laws are made great and glorious, the elect (Scholars) are holding fast to it and the believers loving to follow it as a Mercy from God.
THE RETURNING OF ISLAMIC MONOTHEISM IN ALL LANDS:
Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.
Sunan Abu Dawud: Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him. (Book #37, Hadith #4310)
Also in Zechariah 14:9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.
Only God’s Name will be there, people will not worship other Created beings or idols. They will worship the God of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus (Peace be upon them). All other confused ideologies will perish.
Ultimate Savior is God Alone: read Hebrews 5:7
Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.
Isaiah 43:12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed– I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.
Do not make a Prophet as god, there is second or third god among us, except the One Mighty and Sublime.
This is the unending short description of the topic
Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
*** This article is written based on Quran, New Testament and Old testament, as majority Muslims disagree, it is only an attempt to show the truth to people from what they have and what they trust and what they follow!. The truth is hidden everywhere, it is just to reveal to those heart that are blinded from seeing it.
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Madad Ya Gaws Al Azam Madad Ya Al Haqqani Madad Ya Shaibu Saif Madada Ya Ambiya Wa awliya Allah
In the spiritual authority and leadership, the order is coming from heavens. Not from people or from worldly means. The Spiritual deputies of God (heirs of Prophets) are appointed by the Saints from heavenly orders. At that time, human logic and understanding cannot reach to that level. The Jews were looking in Isa (A.S) whether he is a Hebrew speaker and sons of their clergy!. But God Almighty Created Jesus Christ (A.S) and brought him up speaking Aramaic as his mother tongue, not Hebrew!. Aramaic, the closest language to Arabic, is then giving the sign for people that the Last Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) would come speaking Arabic, because Jesus Christ (A.S) the Messiah is going to return to this nation with the laws and spirituality from Quran, which the language is Arabic.
So the ordinary scholars and priests reserve the religious authority and post to their own criteria!, this is indeed fake authority!. The real authority is appointed by God or His deputies. Allah says: “Obey those who are in authority among you” (Quran 4:59)
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]
Below is the Astonishing Story of Hazret Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani (Q.S) ,Some Spiritual deputies (Abdaals) and A Christian.
It was reported from Abul Hassan Al Baghdadi who said: “I was actively engaged in the pursuit of religious knowledge (ilm), as a student of out master ,Sulthanul Awliya Hazret Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (Q.S),. I used to spend much of the night without sleep, keeping myself at the ready in case he need anything. One night in the month of Safar ,in the year [A.H 553], he emerged from his private apartment , so I fetched him a jug.He did not take it from me,however, but he headed towards the door of school house. The door was open to him, so he went out , I went out behind him, saying to myself:’He seems quite unaware of my presence!.”
“The School door was locked and he just kept walking, all the way to the city gate of Baghdad. The gate had opened to him, so he went out of the city, I went behind him. But the time he turned back, however the gate had been locked., so he continued walking. Before he had gone very far , we found our self in a town that was unfamiliar to me. He entered a place that was closely resembled his own gust house, and there were six men inside it, who hurried to welcome him and greeted him with “Salam”.
“I leaned myself against a side there and I could hear a moaning sound coming from the side of that place. We had only been there very short time, however when the moaning fell silent. A man came in , and he headed toward the part of the building from which the moaning sound emanated. Then he came back, with a corpse slung over his shoulder. Another man came in at that point, bareheaded , and with a long haired mustache. He sat in front the Shaykh, and the Shaykh accepted from him the two declaration of faith (Testimony of Islamic faith-Shahadatain), trimmed the hair of his mustache and his head, gave him a white cotton (Taqiya), to wear and named him Muhammad, The Shaykh then said to the group of six: ‘I have received the command that this should be a substitute for the dead man’. They all said: ‘To hear is to obey!’ . Then he went out and left them, and I walked out behind him.Before we had walked very far , we found our self back at the city gate of Baghdad., and the gate stood open as as it had been the first time. The Shaykh then went to the school , where the door now stood open, and he entered his private apartment.
When the next day came, I sat in the presence of the Shaykh, in order to continue my studies.Uttering a solemn oath, I begged him to explain to me what I had witnessed, so he told me: “As for the town, it is Nishawand , in one of the provincial districts . As for the six men you saw there,they are the noble spiritual deputies [Abdal]. The moaning sound came from the seventh of their number. He was seriously ill, so when his dying moment was at hand, I came to keep him a company . As for the man from whom I accepted the two declaration of faith , he is a citizen of Constantinople, who had been a Christian until then. I received the command that he should be a substitute for the dead man, so he was brought here.He embraced Islam at my hand, and he now one of their number (Abdaal) As for the man who came in , and then went out , he is Abul Abbas Al Khidr [Green Man who was appointed to teach Moses (peace be upon them)spiritual wisdom,see Sura Al Kahf (Quran 18) and See Naqshbandi Silsila, 10, may Allah be well pleased with them)], He took the body away with him, in order to attend to it’s funeral preparations.”
After telling me all this , the Shaykh (May Allah be well Pleased with him) made me vow that I should not repeat it to anyone, as long as he was still alive. He said: “Beware of divulging the secret during my lifetime”.
May Allah Sanctify his Noble Secret.
[added]: The above narration refutes many claims of false Sufis and extreme Sunnis!
1- The false Sufis/extreme Sunnis claim that one must study full level Fiqh and great deal of knowledge in Tasawwuf (like Ihya Uloomiddin of Imam Ghazzali Rahmathu Allahi alaihi) prior to become a Murid. Which is actually a conspiracy theory of this jahil Sufis and Jahil Sunnis to keep people away from following Shaykh and Tariqah!
2- The Jahil (ignorant) Sunnis and Sufis (who did not understand the religion of Allah as it should be understood) also claim that one person to become a leader of spiritual authority, he should have prior collegiate studies in Fiqh ,Aqeeda and Tasawwuf under scholars (though this is agreed as a traditional terms and conditions for leadership/authority, who can deny what is receiving from Allah, His Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam and eminent saints?) , so this people attack any Shaykhs or spiritual leaders who did not go to formal studies in religion!, Had not there any Spiritual Ways to God, before this books were written and formal studies were established?. The religion protected by Allah, not by some “Ulema Police group” who protect religion!, You must wake up while claiming to be a Sunni or Sufi, or whatever so called!
3- This is the creed of real scholarship who are connected to the spiritual deputies, high Saints, Prophets Siddiqin and Saliheen (Quran 4:69), they are the protectors and leaders of Islam. Someone coming from a township , bringing up some external scholars, forming a “Shura” and appointing a president (the system of disbelievers) and claiming to be the guardians of religion and exploiting the religion and people, that is called Firaunic (Pharaohs type) religions!
Islam is free from it, Islam’s pillars are Saints of Allah (the heirs of Prophets), the people should take from Saints and judge the rest, but today, people are fooled by Dajjal and his party, so they are taking Firaunic religious committees and Judging and attacking Saints. It will be reversed when Imam Mahdi (A.S) comes!
4- Some people (Jahil Sufis) attacking others and saying: Staying few hours or days with a Shaykh does not make a person something in Tariqah (in terms of knowledge and spiritual authority), they claim one has to be serving the Shaykhs years to receive Sainthood (Wilayah) or Ijazah (permission for spiritual transmission or giving Tariqah to others), this Jahil group neither understood Allah’s Qudrath (Power) tariqah or Islamic Spirituality. it is a clear evidence that they do not have a Shaykh, or they do not have a real Shaykh (to witness from their Shaykh the power of Tasawwuf and Islam),or they are not following a Shaykh, they are wandering in doubts and malice and envy against others!
They suspect and accuse Shaykhs and their deputies who are not from the conditions and eligibility in their thoughts!. So I suggest this Jahil Sunnis and Jahil Sufis, remove your mask of Sunni-Sufi Islam, and unveil the Wahhabism that is ruling inside your heart!
Allah says: [3:26] Say, “O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.
“…I am Al-Qasim (distributor), and I distribute among you Allah’s blessings.” [Sahih Bukhari-Book 73)
Mu’awiyah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying: “Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people, but He takes it away by taking away (the lives of) the religious scholars till none of the scholars stays alive. Then the people will take ignorant ones as their leaders, who, when asked to deliver religious verdicts, will issue them without knowledge, the result being that they will go astray and will lead others astray.”[Al- Bukhari and Muslim].
So in the History of 124,000 Prophets, when did it became institutional studies mandatory for learning the Tawheed and Islam?. Did any Prophets or their companions establish a University or a college to teach Islam and to give a diploma and degree in Islam?
You talking about Bidha (innovation), Since seeking knowledge is a Sunnah and it is shown by the Prophets and Companions from Adam (A.S) until last Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), where did you find the goodness in establishing Universities and Diplomas of Islam in partnership with the institutes of unbelievers?.
You say Mawlid is Bidha ,because Sahaba did not do it as we do today!, why you not thinking the way Islam is preached and taught today is also not Bidha (innovation)?, this is a major and serious bidha!
You can only fool some Jahils like you, you are not going to fool a Man of Allah!
You must wake up!.
This is enough for me and enough for everyone!
Wa Salamun Alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
QUESTION AND ANSWER:
Question: when did you become a Naqshbandi? and what is the most special aspect about this order for you?
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhamamdin Wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallaim
Sufi Ways in General (all authentic Sufi Ways) will connect a Person to the Prophets ,Truthful and Righteous Servants of God as stated in Quran 4:69 And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.
All Sufi Orders are Originated from Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A) and Naqshbandi Sufi Order traces it’s foremost lineage from Hazret Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) the foremost companion of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Though Naqshbandi way is from Hazret Abu Bakar (R.A), it takes it’s lineage also from the line of the Imams of Ahlul Bayth ,Hazret Imam Jafar Sadiq (R.A), who is the grand son of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A) and Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) and one of the great Imams in the line of 12 Imams and a teacher to Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) and other main figures in the time of Salaf Salih.
Also it is the Path that alone make it possible to bring a divine relationship and a Spiritual Journey to the Divine Presence.
All other ways have cut off as stated in Quran:- Which is speaking to Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam 108:3 Indeed, your enemy(Opponent) is the one cut off. Sura Noor 24:63 (Do) not make (the) calling (of) the Messenger among you as (the) call (of) some of you (to) others. Verily, Allah knows those who slip away among you under shelter. So let beware those who oppose [from] his orders lest befalls them a trial or befalls them a punishment painful.
“Cut off “has two meaning: One is he is cut off from a lasting legitimate progeny and he is cut off from divine and from the company of Prophets and Saints.
Which means he followed the evil beliefs and hatred (enmity) to some whom God and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam) asked to keep the ties with, so they cut off from the rope of Allah-The Quran and The Ahlul Bayth (As stated in Sahih Muslim and Jami At-Tirmidhi).
Allah says in Quran 2:27 Those who break Allah’s Covenant after it is ratified, and who sunder what Allah Has ordered to be joined, and do mischief on earth: These cause loss (only) to themselves.
“But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith,until they make you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. Qur’an [al-Nisa’ 4:65]
This group Allah ordered to be joined, some interpret it is family and parents, yes it also means the righteous parents and family. But this verse indicate Ahlul Bayth (please ref Sahih Muslim or Jami At-Tirmidhi, leaders of the Muslims(ref: the Hadith Religion is Sincerity..to the leaders of the Muslims, Sahih Muslim and 40 Hadith Nawawi), Awliya Allah-Heirs of Prophets (ref Bukhari Sunan Abu Dawood and 40 Hadith)
TRAVELLING IN ONE OF THE (MANY) WAYS: “If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. ”
So one who do not travel on the Sufi Path and connect his heart with the Prophetic heirs , he is also cut off from receiving pure wisdom.
Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) says: “I am the House of Wisdom and Ali (Ibn Abi Talib R.A) is it’s door”.
For this reason all Spiritual Paths are taken it’s lineage from Hazret Imam Ali (R.A) and from his descendants from the line of 12 Imams.
Hadith jami at-Tirmidi ,Darussalam Publications
-Hadith Number 3788: The Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “Indeed, I am leaving among you, that which if you hold fast to them, you shall not be misguided after me, one of them is greater than the other:The Book of Allah is a rope extended from the sky to the earth, and my family -the people of my house-and they shall not split until they meet me at Hawd, so look at how you deal with them after me” (Sahih)
So the “Opponent of Prophet (S.a.w) who is cut off(Sura Kausar 108 verse 3) from Pure Wisdom, Spiritual relationship with Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam), the rope of Allah are those who do not follow the spiritual ways (Sufi tariqahs) of ahlul bayth.Since Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says: “They (Quran and Ahlul Bayth) shall not separate until they meet me at hawd”, those who cut off from the spiritual relationship with Imams of ahlul bayt are also cut off from Quran. This is enough evidence for anyone to understand. Because one who abandon the command and advise of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, is the one who is cut off from the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and Allah.
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]
Even in Sufi Ways,some people are cut off, because they are not following the Orders of Allah, orders of the Prophet and the orders of the Shaykhs. Some still following the Sufi Imams of 13th century or 17th century and calling themselves Sufi, But God Almighty orders: “Obey those who are in authority among you”- Quran 4:59, and they must be coming from the same lineage of previous Imams who have same beliefs i.e ahlu sunna aqeeedha and schools of Law (Hanafi/Shafi/Maliki/Hanbali) and known spiritual Paths (Sufi Ways)
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “(Religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars) ignorance (in religion) and afflictions will appear; and Harj will increase.” It was asked, “What is Harj, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied by beckoning with his hand indicating “killing.” (Fateh-al-Bari Page 192, Vol. 1) (Book #3, Hadith #85)
Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Near the establishment of the Hour, there will be the days of Al-Harj, and the religious knowledge will be taken away (vanish i.e. by the death of Religious scholars) and general ignorance will spread.” Abu Musa said, “Al-Harj, in the Ethiopian language, means killing,” Ibn Mas’ud added: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying; (It will be) from among the most wicked people who will be living at the time when the Hour will be established.” (Book #88, Hadith #187)
The above Hadith is clear proof that Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) talking about the pious Sufi Shaykhs and Awliya Allah, through their death, the knowledge and wisdom will be taken away. We can see Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam is not talking about book knowledge., but it’s about spiritual wisdom. Because we are in a time where there is a flood of books and universities and millions of people becoming a so called “Scholar” through a book study at a college!. Books, Internet, Information technology age, Virtual Books , Online Libraries etc are here today!. Since Al-Harj (Killing) is already here, then it is sure that the death of pious Awliya Allah in this times signifies this hadith. On the other side the Book knowledge is spreading,many so called Islamic publishers , books , Television channels, Universities , Islamic institutions that are in partnership with unbelievers lawless institutions etc granting diplomas and degrees for the religion of Allah!, a total mess that is building among Muslims!
So think about it and wake up!
Some people claim they follow hazret Imam Ali (R.A) and Imams of Ahlul Bayth, but they are not reaching to them beyond their claims. Because they are cut off from the rope due to their hatred towards some of the companions and they do not have a spiritual master to show them the truth.
Some people claim they are guided by Jesus Christ (A.S) or holy spirit but they are also unable to find a way to the Divine Presence and experiencing the Spiritual elevations and truth. They say we have been redeemed by the redeemer. I say Jesus Christ (A.S) is not redeemed for the sins, if He had redeemed, then God Almighty to establish a “Judgement Day” is baseless. The redeemer of the Judgement day is the Spirit of the Truth-Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam.
Jesus Christ (A.S) was a Prophet and Servant of God, and before and after him(only last Prophet after him there are Prophets.
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.
Though we are not agreeing completely with the Biblical wordings , yet it is quoted for those who want a proof from it!
It is said in Luke: 13:28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. [Because you have been cut off from the Ways of prophets, which is without confusion of beliefs and disorder)
The Real Knowledge is in the Spiritual Ways (Tariqas/Sufi Ways/the ways of Awliya Allah)
In another hadith it is said: “The believer sees with the Light of Allah”Real Salaf Says: Narrated AbudDarda’: Kathir ibn Qays said: I was sitting with AbudDarda’ in the mosque of Damascus. A man came to him and said: AbudDarda, I have come to you from the town of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) for a tradition that I have heard you relate from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). I have come for no other purpose. He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion.
(Sunan Abu Dawood, Kitab Al Ilm)According to the Salaf, even fish and inhabitants of the earth ask forgiveness for the pious scholars (Awliya Allah).
Wahhabi says: Prophets and Pious People cannot ask forgiveness on behalf of you and they cannot help you. The Angels will lower their wings for them, “they do not grieve nor they fear “(Quran)
The Prophet (saw) taught Spirituality before teaching people the laws and jurisprudence.
So one must look at Islam through the lens of Ihsan, prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says: “Beware the gaze of the believer for he sees with the light of Allah”. It is through the Lens of a purified soul (nafs muthma’inna) Islam and sufism should be looked at.others must learn from such sanctified Scholars (Shaykhs), heirs of the Prophets (Hadith)!
It is they who are guided,- Quran 2:2
Otherwise, it will be a general look, that all 72 misguided sects looking at everything with their version of Islam
THE SPECIALTY OF THE NAQSHBANDI RABBANI WAY:
Before knowing any Sufi Way or Tariqah, I was merely following Shafi school of Jurisprudence from the Sunni Islam. I did not know much about the Sufism or whether Sufism and Tariqah are same or not. I am talking about the ages between 15-20 of my life. The Shafi Scholars in Kerala were not actively preaching the necessity of Tariqah in Sunni Islam, and the sectarianism in Sunnis, the financial exploitation at dergahs etc had distanced me from Sunni groups in that times.
How can someone be pure sunni without studying Tasawwuf under a Shaykh?. So that’s it. The people who just take tasawwuf and the people just take Shari’ah are not much different. Both group taking a part of the religion of Allah and rejecting the rest. So the Haqq and Bathil is clear!
The Most special aspect is this way for me is, even if someone offer me whole world and the authority over it to leave this path for any other path. I do not accept that offers.Because what I have received in this way is Priceless.
It is more worthy and precious, even if someone put whole wealth in this world in front of me to buy it from me, I shall not give.
That much value it has got that I received from this way. I do not give up this way even if someone offer me a palace in the heaven too.
Because it is that I received from this way is Precious than heaven too. I am not saying this by proud of arrogance. The last words of mine is “I am a weak servant of the Lord of the Worlds, I am no one and nothing, He is Everything..Hu,Hoo,Hooooo, the End of the Story is “HU”
The mystical (spiritual) teachings of 124,000 Prophets were same, but the legal teachings were varying, this is why you see a sufi element in all religions
Wa salaamun alal Mursaleeen, walhamdu lillahi Rabbil Aaalameen