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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)
This is enough for me and enough for everyone!
Wa Salamun Alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
From: Qala’id Al Jawahir