Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Hazret Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (may Allah be well pleased with him) is one of the Grand Masters of Tasawwuf (Sufism/Islamic Spirituality). His works like “Al Futuhat Al Makkiyya and Fusus Al Hikam” are renowned masterpiece in the knowledge of Sufism.
Hazret Shaykh Ibn Arabi is known as “Shaykh Al Akbar” which means the greatest Shaykh (Spiritual knower of Allah the Mighty and Sublime). The teachings of Hazret Ibn Arabi (Radiyallahu Anhu) illuminate the hearts of the seekers and disciples in the gnosis of God , and explores the hidden knowledge of Tawhid (Islamic monotheism) and Spirituality of Islam.
This are some excerpts from the biography of Hazret ibn Arabi (R.A) and his encounter with people of the Book (Christians and Jews).
Hazret Ibn Arabi (Radiyallahu Anhu) at a Church:
One day, one of Ibn Arabi’s opponents was taken sick, stayed in the home.The Shaykh went to visit the sick. he knocked the door and asked the sick man’s wife to inform him that he wished to meet him and pay his respects. The woman went to her husband and conveyed the message and returning to the Shaykh, told that her husband did not wish to see him. The Shaykh had no business in this house, she told him. The proper place for him was the Church. The Shaykh thanked the women and said that since a good man like her husband would certainly not send him to a bad place., he would comply with the suggestion. So after praying for his health and welfare of the sick man, the Shaykh departed for the Church.
When he arrived at the Church, he removed his shoes, entered with humble courtesy , and slowly and silently headed toward a corner, where he sat down. The priest was in the midst of delivering a sermon to which Hazret Ibn Arabi (Q.S) listened with the utmost attention. During the sermon, the Shaykh felt that the priest had slandered Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) by attributing to him the claim that he was son of God. The Shaykh stood up and courteously objected to this statement. “O venerable priest,” he began “Holy Jesus Christ did not say that. On the contrary, he foretold the good news of the arrival of the Prophet Ahmad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)”.
The priest denied that Jesus (Peace be upon him) had said this. The debate went on and on. Finally the Shaykh, pointing to the image of Jesus on the Church wall, told the priest to ask Jesus himself. He would answer and and decide the issue once and for all. The priest protested aggressively, pointing out that a picture could not speak. The picture would speak, the Shaykh insisted,for God, who had made Jesus speak while a baby in the arms of holy Virgin Mary (Peace be upon her), was able to make his picture as well. The congregation following the heated debate became excited at this statement . The priest was forced to turn to the image of Jesus and address it: “O son of God! Show us the true path tell us which of us is right in our claim.” With God’s Will , the picture spoke and answered: “I am not the son of God, I am His Messenger, and after me came the last of Prophets, the Holy Ahmad; I foretold that to you, and I repeat this good news now”.
With this miracle the whole congregation accepted Islam and, with Hazret Ibn Arabi leading them, marched through the streets to the Masjid. As they passed by the house of the sick man , he could be seen within , his eyes wide open in astonishment , looking out of the window at this curious sight. The saint stopped , and blessed and thanked the man who had insulted him, saying that he was to be praised for the salvation of all these people.
Question: You believe Prophet is everywhere, I think it is not Islamic belief, I feel that your Sufi beliefs are not Islamic, rather a mix of Islamic and Indian folk beliefs. Many Sunni Muslims I met does not belief Prophet is alive and he is everywhere. Therefore, I do not think you are not a Muslim and I think Sufism is not authentic Islam.What is your evidence for your claims?
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Madad Ya Sahibul Saif, Madad Ya Sultanul Awliya Madad Ya Rijaal Allah
Before answering your question in precise answer, I would like to say that I am a “Muslim”, and all main body of Muslims (the Ottomans,Abbasids) the Imams of the Sunni Islam, everyone acknowledge authentic Sufi Schools as part of Sunni Islam. Therefore, it is lack of understanding or does not want to accept truth , to say that Sufism is not Islam or Sufism and Islam are different things.
The Muslims who claimed to be Sunni, whom you have met, must be new sects like , Tablighs, salafists and wahhabis, whose doctrines, theology and belief are in contradiction to the traditional Sunni Islam which is formed through four authentic Sunni Schools (Hanafi, Shafi, Maliki and Hanbali), and due to this age of corruption and spreading of false schools of thoughts of this century, people mistook them as Sunnis and ignore the real founders of Sunni Schools, who were from Tabi’een (second generation) and thabi-thabi’een (third generation) from the Masters of Islamic scholarship from the pious Muslim predecessors of the Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam and his companions.
We have the History of Islam and Hadith preserved, the greater majority (the Main body and rulers, or Caliphs) they were followers of four Madhabs and Sufi schools.
In the entire History of Sunni Islamic Scholarship, we seldom find any “religious” scholars who were not Sufis. All of the Imams and righteous Caliphs of Islam who revered Sufi Shaykhs and promoted Sufi Ways to build the Islamic nation. Every noble person in Islamic world had followed Sufi Ways, until Wahhabism and other sects came to Islam deviated from the main body and disintegrated and divided Muslim Nation, who were formed and fed by the enemies of Islam and truth.
So if you have a disagreement on Sufi beliefs, and if someone has given you false information, then if you are a sincere student of knowledge, you have to verify it through the authentic sources, which is Quran and Sunnah (Hadiths and Examples of the Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam).
Since all those groups who claim to be Sunni and agree with the Quran, with Hadith books, namely “Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawood, Jami Tirmidhi, Sunan Nasa’i, Sunan Ibn Majah, Muwatta Imam Malik and Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, as the deviated sects like Salafis publish and promote this Hadith books through their press, which is Darussalam Publishers and Distributors. I would like to provide you references from those books which are published and distorted (in comments sections) by this Wahhabis.
So my question is if Quran and Hadith answers directly, why they distorting the teachings of Quran and Hadith by writing their opinions after the words of Allah and of the Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)?
SO THE ANSWER IS PROPHET MUHAMAMD (ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM) IS EVERYWHERE:
The Prophets and holy ones are called with the word: “Hadarath/ Hazret” which means one is present here. The saying Prophet is dead and not alive in the spiritual realm, is coming from unbelievers, not from Muslims. See my post (Click Here: A Sahih Hadith Prove Prophets are alive)
What Quran says:
Quran 33:6The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. Blood-relations among each other have closer personal ties, in the Decree of Allah. Than (the Brotherhood of) Believers and Muhajirs: nevertheless do ye what is just to your closest friends: such is the writing in the Decree (of Allah).
Where is the Prophet (Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam)?:
So the answer with context for the verse 33:6 which says Prophet is closer to the believers, than their own self…
can be given in a different approach, because those who claim they have the wisdom of Quran and Hadith, have nothing in them except misguidance and confusion!
It is Clear from the Quran and Hadith is that Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is Eternally with Allah Almighty as the Beloved of Allah.
Quran 53:9And (the Prophet) was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;
Quran 53:12 So will you dispute with him over what he saw?
So those who are misguided disputing in a matter that is clear who believe in it are not double faced!
Quran 48:10Verily, those who give Bai’a (pledge) to you (O Muhammad SAW) they are giving Bai’a (pledge) to Allah. The Hand of Allah is over their hands.
So those who claim there is no hidden meaning of Quran and no further interpretations how do they take this verses then, by seeing direct meaning?
So Where is the Prophet’s Soul? (the Holy Spirit)?
This words can be found in dozens of Hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim:
“Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him In whose Hands my Soul is”
Some References: Sahih Bukhari Book 55 Hadith 657,, Book 58 Hadith 254, Book 59 Hadith 542
Sunan Abu Dawud Hadith Numbers: 2730,3639,4414,4426,4522,4883
Prophe Muhammad (alaiiswalathu wa salam) on the night of Journey saw Prophet Moses (Aalaihissalam) standing and praying on his grave.
Anas b. malik reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I came. And in the narration transmitted on the authority of Haddib (the words are): I happened to pass by Moses on the occasion of the Night journey near the red mound (and found him) saying his prayer in his grave.(Sahih Muslim,Book 30, Hadith 5858)
The Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) also seen Prophet Musa (Moses Peace be upon him) in heaven when he (alaihiswalathu wa salam) ascended to the highest heavens and when he was returning from the Divine Presence. See Sahih Muslim, Book 1 Hadith 313.
So, if the Prophet Moses (a.s) can be praying in his grave and later Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) saw Prophet Moses (a.s) in heaven in more than two occasions and they had conversations in heavens, it is baseless to say that Prophets are dead and they cannot be more than in one place and cannot hear or listen, or help!
As for Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam, whose Soul is in the Hand of Allah, He is Everywhere Present wherever his Lord is Present.
WHERE IS ALLAH’S HAND IN THAT THE SOUL OF PROPHET ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM?:
We are not attributing to Allah physical hands like Wahhabis and other misguided sects do, with the limitation of human languages we are trying to say the Superiority of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam), and refuting those (Deviant Muslims) who say Prophet is an ordinary man and those who reject the Omnipresence of the Prophet (alaihswalathu wa salam)
Quran 39:67 They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the Day of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He,and High is He above all that they associate as partners with Him!
So, the Presence of the Soul of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) can be in all heavens and earth.
Those who foolishly say, Prophet is an ordinary man, I am asking them.
If 10 people speak to an ordinary man, can he understand what the 10 people saying at the same time?
Everyone greeting Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam with salutations (Salawat and Salam), and the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says , I hear your greetings and knows the one who greet me personally wherever he is.
So now, how can an ordinary man recognise millions and billions of salawat send by millions and billions of people every day?, Nut loose people wake up, don’t get drenched in the camp of Dajjal!
This deviated children who think they are scholars, always need references, because they are in confusion and misguidance.
Quran 33:56 Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Abu Salama: ‘Aisha said that the Prophet said to her “O ‘Aisha’ This is Gabriel and he sends his (greetings) salutations to you.” ‘Aisha said, “salutations (Greetings) to him, and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be on him,” and addressing the Prophet she said, “You see what I don’t see.”(Sahih Bukhari,Book 54, Hadith 440)
So, now you may ask, do you believe your Shaykh is everywhere?. So now I saw, my Shaykh is where Prophet Muhamamd (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is, as it is stated:
Quran 48:29 : Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other.
Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa Salam) are Closer to the Believers:
Quran 50:16 We created man, We know the prompting of his soul, andWe are closer to him than his jugular vein.
Quran 33:6The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves,
This is what is called as the Fana Fillah (Spiritual Annihilation) of a Firm Believer (Mu’min), as also mentioned in your books
John 14:20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
THE EVIDENCE OF SEEING PROPHET (ALAIHSWALATHU WA SALAM) IN DREAM:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Name yourselves with my name (use my name) but do not name yourselves with my Kunya name (i.e. Abu-l Qasim). And whoever sees me in a dream then surely he has seen me for Satan cannot impersonate me. And whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally), then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire.” (Sahih Bukhari Book 3, Hadith 110)
A person can see Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream who live in India and someone else who live in Madinah also can see Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream.
The salafi cleric Muhammad Muhsin Khan claimed he saw the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream, and Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam asked him to write translate Bukhari. Now, it is upto Wahhabis whether their acclaimed scholars saw Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream and he took that dream as a reason (authority to make decision) to do his work. You can read this in Darussalam Publishers Sahih bukhari, in Publishers note. Page 12 and 13!
So we ask those who don’t have any uniform tawheed or faith (protestant Muslims) to unify their faith and come to a common term between them. Every Wahabi have his own belief about same subject!. It is all a garbage of misguidance and error!
Prophet alaiahiswalathu wa salam can be seen in dream in America and at the same time He alaihiswalathu wa salam will be receiving salawat and salam at his blessed grave in Madinah, Arabia!
Finally, those who claim they understand Tawheed, which is the two testimonies of Faith (Kalimatu Shahadatain) they have not understood anything, except the misguidance and error from their ego!
This article is for those who have sound knowledge of the Quran and Hadith, those who pretend they have wisdom, let then be silent and submit to the truth!
And not everyone who is out there preaching Sufism, Salafism, Islam, Quran etc are a inheritor of the Knowledge of Divine Mysteries!
Wa Salamun Alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Madad Ya Sahibul Saif Madad Ya Sulthanul Awliya Madad…
There are two gardens in the world. One is earthly garden which is unprotected, where the flowers grow and perish, may be the flowers are exploited by some flying insects like cockroaches, beetles etc!. This insects does not produce honey!.
The other Garden is “Gardens of Paradise” (Gardens of Zikr), the Protected Garden. The Garden that is maintained according to the Laws of Allah Almighty and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam).
In this Garden, harmful insects cannot enter, this Garden and it’s flowers and fruits are heavenly. They remember it in the heavens!
Quran 2:25 But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say: “Why, this is what we were fed with before,” for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy); and they abide therein (for ever).
So to become a flower in the Garden of Paradise, one must enter in it as a seed, as empty, then plant yourself in it by the Gardener, Gardener is he who leads the Zikr assemblies. He is going to help you to grow up, by his works the seeds sprout and grows, no harmful things can enter into the Garden as the Gardner works on you, his orders and advises make the plant grows. Some day, the plant start to grow flower.
Now, the plant has become flower, the nectar is ready to be taken. Now the heavenly Bees descend to take the nectar, your Heart. The Bees coming and taking you to the next level , to the honey comb. Where you are placed inside, the honey been lays egg into the nectar.
Quran 97:4 The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.
Now, the Egg of honey bee takes birth, a new bee is born with the nectar. Honey bees only drink Honey, they turn Nectar into honey.
So the transformation of earthly nectar to honey by the works of Honey bees, now you are ready to become a honey bee. The honey comb is opened and now you-the Honey Bee are ready to fly back to the Gardens of Paradise to bring up new flowers to become Honey Bee!.
Allah says: [Quran 48:4] It is He Who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the Believers, that they may add faith to their faith;- for to Allah belong the Forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom;-
So in this world, only in the Gardens of Paradise, the Heavenly People are brought up from the flowers (Body) to the Honey bees (Bearers of heavenly honey).
So, the Honey bees does not mix themselves with other insects, even if Honey bees are in the crowd, the are in solitude in the crowd.
To become Honey (Arif) and then to become “Honey Bee”, you need to follow the Sharia’ah (Divine Laws) that protect the flowers from every other insects other than Honey bees then to walk in Tariqah , to completely submit to the “Honey Bee” who take your Soul (Nectar) from the flower (Your body), and takes the nectar to the honey comb, in the honey comb, where it is Fana (Annihilation) and Haqiqa (Truth). In the Honey comb where the Nectar and Heavenly body (Bee egg) becomes one , then flying in theGardens of Paradise.
This is how the “Spiritual Ways are leading a believer to Eternity!. To become heavenly “Honey Bees”, drinking in this world and hereafter from the “Heavenly pool”.
Quran says: [3:37] Right graciously did her Lord accept her (Mary): He made her grow in purity and beauty: To the care of Zakariya was she assigned. Every time that he entered (Her) chamber to see her, He found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Mary! Whence (comes) this to you?” She said: “From Allah: for Allah Provides sustenance to whom He pleases without measure.”
Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “I saw Jafar bin Abi Talib (Radiyallahu Anhu) flying in paradise with the Angels (Hasan), Jami At-Tirmidhi Chapter 29, Hadith 3769
So Allah Subhana Wa Ta’la Says: “All who obey Allah and the messenger are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!” [Quran 4:69]
So seek the fellowship of Heavenly Honey Bees, Drink their Honey, do not look at Earthly people, their ways, though they say they follow Quran and Sunnah, they do not follow the heavenly people!. So they are cut off from the “Al Jamahm the heavenly fellowships!
We must wake up and give up fruitless deeds!. Everyone claim they are following Quran and Sunnah!. Yes, even cockroaches and beetles drink nectar , but does not produce honey!. It is because their association is with wrong ones, with dirty ones!. They come from dungs and dirt to the the flowers, they take your spirit (nectar) to their dirty places and mud!. So Wake up to yourself, find a true Shaykh of Tariqah, a Shaykh of Spiritual Guidance, a Friend of God. Someone who is connected to heavens. That time you are going to be guided transformed and “born again with new wings and appearance!”
Do not mix with the creatures that drink nectar and other dirty waters , but be with those “Honey Bees” who drink only honey and nectar!. The First Laws that Almighty God given to Adam (A.S) and all other Prophets is the “Food Laws”, not to eat from such and such!.
So as for Spiritual Food, do not touch that is forbidden by God Almighty. The corrupt ways, do not ask beetles and cockroaches about honey, do not follow them, follow Honey Bees!
Wa Salamun Alal Mursaleen Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al Hassnai
*Representative of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Rabbani Tariqah
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
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
In the correct Islamic Way, Baya (Oath of allegiance/initiation) to a Shaykh/Imam/leader/Spiritual leader/a person who is given spiritual relationship with God and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is an obligation on every Muslim to remain as a true Muslim and true believer.
Oath of allegiance is given ” to listen and obe”y the leader/guide/imam/spiritually authorized leaders.
However, innovators and misguided people and scholars have left the “obligatory Sunnah” of making Baya with Muslim ruler/Spiritual leader. Some innovators say Baya” is only to a ruler (Caliph) and not to a Shaykh or Spiritual guide. This is not true, as there are many evidence that “Baya” is also an obligation to follow a Spiritual guide/leader”
73 Sects: Only One follow the Sunnah of Making Oath of Allegiance to the Spiritual leaders of the unbroken Chain of authority,That is authentic Sufi Schools (tariqah)
TheMessenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “There was disagreement amongst Jews and they split into 72 groups. In exactly the same way, there will be disagreement and divisions in my Ummah. It will split into 73 groups. Except for one of these groups, all the remaining will be thrown into Hell.”
When asked about which group will be on the right path, the Beloved Messenger of Allah replied, “The group on the right path, which will enter Paradise, will be the group which follows my Sunnah and this will be the largest group of Muslims.”
[Tirmidhi; Imam Ahmad; Abu Dawud; Mishkat]
So how can you claim that those who abandoned “Oath of Allegiance” (Baya) are the saved sect?
WHO SHOULD MAKE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE?:
Any Muslim who lives on this earth and in sound mind should make “Baya” to to a Spiritual guide who will aid him in his Spiritual Journey to Allah in the way of Muhammad Rasoolullah (Sidq 17:80 Quran).
It is obligatory for scholars and other believers to make Oath of Allegiance. Some innovators say, I am an Imam, I am a Shaykh, I am an Aalim, I know all Quran and all Hadith, so I do not need to follow any Spiritual guide and Imam!.
This is a false claim, false salafi creed and others who imitate them should wake up!
All Sahaba among them , those who were informed their assurance of Paradise (Asharathul Mubashireen) were given Oath of Allegiance to Abu Bakar As-Siddiq (R.A). The Companions did not say: We lived with Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), we follow Allah and Prophet directly, we do not need any Imams or Shaykh!.
After Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A), they give Baya to other companions who succeeded the latter. After Imam Hassan (A.S) the political Succession gone to Muawiya (R.A), but the Spiritual Succession was retained by Imam Hassan (A.S) and then passed on to Imam Hussain (A.S) and the line of 12 Imams and those who followed them in Ihsan (perfection of submission)
Among them the great Sainthood of the Spiritual Succession of Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) was also went on to the line of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain though Salman Al Farisi (R.A) and inherited by Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) and passed on to the other Imams of Ahlul bayt as well as to the spiritual guides whom Imam Jafar (A.S) trained and authorized .
But today, false salafis and other corrupt scholars and innovators saying: We do not need to follow someone in authority and spiritual leadership!. This kind of ideology is coming from Ego Satan and Dajjal!.
Quran 25:43] Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?
But the Pious Scholars of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah, they adhered to the traditions of Islam and kept following the Spiritual leaders of their time and made oath of allegiance to Awliya Allah (the Grand Shaykhs of Sufi tariqah).
Today Wahhabi ideology is infiltrated to many Sunni groups and they are strayed with only by following the School of Jurisprudence . Not Tasawwuf (Spiritual Schools).
As Imam Malik (R.A) says: “Whoever studies jurisprudence (fiqh) and didn’t study Sufism (tasawwuf) will be corrupted; and whoever studied tasawwuf and didn’t study jurisprudence will become a heretic; and whoever combined both will be reach the Truth.”
Oath of Allegiance is also obligatory on every Murid of a Shaykh, when the Shaykh passes away, the Murid must renew his allegiance to a Shaykh who is appointed by his Shaykh. If his Shaykh’s Shaykh is living it is obligatory for him to obey the command of his Shaykh’s Shaykh.
If the deceased Shaykh’s Shaykh who is alive appoint a Khalifa to represent the living Shaykh, they must follow him. If the Shaykh’s Shaykh who is still living has appointed a deputy in the place of the Shaykh who was passed away, then the followers of that Shaykh must follow the deputy appointed by the living Shaykh (the Shayk’s Shaykh) This is the adab (discipline) in Tariqah).
So there is no way, one can abstain from Oath of Allegiance!. This are the examples from the life of Sahaba. Even if a person is great Saint of this time,he must renew his Baya in the absence of his Shaykh. This is the clear message we can receive from the life of Sahaba, especially from the life of Hazret Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S).
Hazret Ali (A.S) or Hazret Hassan (A.S) did not went to make their own Jamath in the time of the rule of Abu Bakar (R.A), Omar Al Faruq (E.A) or Usman (R.A), of course they had their own spiritual gatherings and associations, but they maintained the Baya with the leader in authority in their times, but they did not separate from the main body.
2:208 O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.
This is not the way of egoism or creating a self identity and social status. Those who went to make a self show off , they never succeed, they have been brought down from their spiritual ranks. The power and authority will be taken away from them. Because to carry the “Haqq” one ‘s heart must be from from Bathil (False hood).
So you must know that, when Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) passed away, whole Muslims gave Baya to Umar, Usman , then to Ali and Hassan (Peace be upon them all).
Since Naqshbandi Silsila come from Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) to Salman Al Farisi (R.A) then to Qasim bin Muhammad (R.A) and to Imma Jafar (R.A), you must know that Muslims were not betraying Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) and his Spiritual succession , when giving Baya to Umar, Usman Ali ,Hassan and the other Caliphs and Spiritual leaders.
It is narrated by Imam Haakim that someone asked to Hazret Imam Ali (A.S): “Oh Commander of the Faithful , tell us about Abu Bakar.He said: “He is a person whom Allah called “Siddiq” from the tongue of the Messenger of Allah (Swall Allahu alaihi wa sallam). And he is the Caliph of the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), we accept him for our religion and for this world”.
So Baya is obligatory for relgion, even if you are a great companion ,you cannot say I am a sahabi, I am a salafi, or I am this and that, so I do not need to follow Imams,
Allah says: 4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.
Sahaba making Oath of Allegiance, they did not say Quran and Sunnah is enough!, That kind of idea coming from rebellious people (Kharijs)
Sahih Bukhari,Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Dinar: When the people took the Oath of Allegiance to ‘Abdul Malik, ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar wrote to him: “To Allah’s Slave, ‘Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, I give the Pledge ofAllegiance that I will listen to and obey Allah’s Slave, ‘Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, according to Allah’s Laws and the Traditions of His Apostle in whatever is within my ability; and my sons too, give the same pledge.” (Book #89, Hadith #312)
Sahih Bukhari,Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “There will be three types of people whom Allah will neither speak to them on the Day of Resurrection nor will purify them from sins, and they will have a painful punishment: They are, (1) a man possessed superfluous water (more than he needs) on a way and he withholds it from the travelers. (2) a man who gives a pledge of Allegiance to an Imam (ruler) and gives it only for worldly benefits, if the Imam gives him what he wants, he abides by his pledge, otherwise he does not fulfill his pledge; (3) and a man who sells something to another man after the ‘Asr prayer and swears by Allah (a false Oath) that he has been offered so much for it whereupon the buyer believes him and buys it although in fact, the seller has not been offered such a price.” (See Hadith No. 838, Vol. 3) (Book #89, Hadith #319)
The word “Imam” also indicate Spiritual authority, not just political leadership (Amir)!
Death of Jahiliya (Pre-Isamic death) on those who do not make Baya to a leader of religion:
Sahih Muslim: It has been reported on the authority of Nafi, that ‘Abdullah b. Umar paid a visit to Abdullah b. Muti’ in the days (when atrocities were perpetrated on the People of Medina) at Harra in the time of Yazid b. Mu’awiya. Ibn Muti’ said: Place a pillow for Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman (family name of ‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar). But the latter said: I have not come to sit with you. I have come to you to tell you a tradition I heard from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). I heard him say: One who withdraws his band from obedience (to the Amir) will find no argument (in his defense) when he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an OathofAllegiance (to an Amir) will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya.(Saheeh Muslim Book #020, Hadith #4562)
So you claiming you are a Sufi/Sunni /Salafi etc, but check have you made an oath of allegiance to an amir (leader) of the Muslims?
Yes , you can have a big beard and turban, or a full cover Burqa or Niqaab, but you remain without Oath of Allegiance to a Spiritual leader and dies death of Jahiliya!. So prioritize following Islam correctly and completely than outward DEEN SHOW OFF
The Oath of Allegiance is to a living Imam/guide, this is the Sunnah of the Companions and those who followed them in Ihsaan.
Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani (Q.S), a Great Saint, who is from the lineage (Ahlul Bayt) of Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) made Oath of allegiance to many Shaykh. Most his Shaykhs were n0n-Sayyids.
Imam Ghazzali (R.A) followed many Shaykhs, notably Shaykh Abu Ali Al Farmadi (Q.S) who was a Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Silsila.
Shaykh Abu Yazid Al Bistami (R.A) followed many Shaykhs (Around 90 Shaykhs) .
As for Muslim Ummah today, except in the Sufi Tariqah, there no Baya at all or there is no legitimate Baya in other groups, that connects a seeker to the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in an unbroken Chain (Silsila).
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 89, Hadith 251)
Sahih Muslim It is narrated on the authority of Tamim ad-Dari that the Apostle of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: Al-Din is a name of Sincerity and well wishing. Upon this we said: For whom? He replied: For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and the general Muslims. (Book #001, Hadith#0098)
AN IMAM IN EVERY CENTURY:
Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah will raise for this community at the end of every hundred years the one who will renovate its religion for it. (Sunan Abu Dawud,Book #37, Hadith #4278)
The Unity in Muslim Ummah is only possible when they follow the Imam and his creed that will be revived in every century. Since tere is Hadith speak not about a Caliph, but about an Imam. It is clear that there will be such great Imams and Shaykhs that comes from the same authentic spiritual lineage from the time of Sahaba until the last day.
So it is impossible for a believer to refrain from making Bayah. It is not for a person to die as a Mumin (true believer) without giving Bayat to a Muslim leader.
It is deviance to reject Baya from the Pious Scholar (Awliya Allah).
So these are the guidance which you must look forward in your life, there can be many sects and ideas, many follow their own ego. The Muslims have fallen into the trap where they are Muslim only by names. But their life style and habits are that which is haram and against Islam.
We must ask Allah’s forgiveness and follow the Path of Awliya Allah and associate with those who follow their ways with a true and sincere heart. Leave those who are still slaves of their ego and have hatred, jealousy and anger to the fellow followers.
Because today we have so called Sufis, who claim they follow this shaykh and that Shaykh, but in reality they follow their own ego and have hatred and jealousy towards other followers of the Path.
We need Allah’s Love , His Prophet’s (alaihiswalathu wa salam) Love and the Love of their Lovers. But we must Submit to the way of Love with our whole heart and whole effort. We are not here to become another idol. We say we are Rabbaniyyun . We follow those who are Rabbani, who purified their heart from all forms of outward and hidden idolatry .
Quran 3:79 It is not for a human [prophet] that Allah should give him the Scripture and authority and prophet hood and then he would say to the people, “Be servants to me rather than Allah ,” but [instead, he would say], “Be pious scholars of the Lord because of what you have taught of the Scripture and because of what you have studied.
So the first matter in the religion since the time of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam was to testify faith (Shahada) and then make Oath of allegiance. But today, people entering in (deviant ways) Islam without initiation (Baya) and living the life of Jahiliya period !. Shahada (faith) must be taken from a Pious Scholar if one can reach and must give Baya to the Pious Scholar (Shaykh of Tarbiya).
The Scholars who are known as Heirs of Prophets in regard to their inward spiritual powers, outward religious life and spiritual succession.
Not from Book Scholars or University doctors, who do not fall under the category of heirs of Prophets.!
Rejecting Baya and Muslim leaders (Successors)?:
Quran 2:85 Then is it only a part of the Book that ye believe in, and do ye reject the rest? but what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life?- and on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.
Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbail Aalameen
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim.
Abu Huraira (R.A) reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriend” Sunan Abu Dawud 4833
You are a “living proof” for this Hadith. Your religion indeed your friend’s religion, though you may be titled as “Muslim/Sufi/Sunni etc!
AND YOU ARE WITH THOSE WHOM YOU LOVE:
Sahih Bukhari Book 89 Hadith 267 Narrated Anas bin Malik: Apostle.” The Prophet said, “You will be with the one whom you love.”
TRUE BELIEVERS ARE WITH PROPHETS, SIDDIQIN AND SALIHEEN:
It is said that here and hereafter , true believers will remain with the same Jamah (the saved fellowship/firqathu najiya)
Quran 4:69 All who obey Allah and the messenger are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!
There is nothing called “your egoistic Jamath in this world and expect the jamath of Prophets and Righteous’s in the next world!
True Believers May be with Prophets and Companions and Saints (Awliya Allah) in Dreams (will have fellowship in this world and hereafter)):
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever sees me in a dream will see me when he is awake; the Shaytaan cannot take my shape.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6592; Muslim, 2266).
The True Believers will be Lovers and Followers of Ahlul Bayth and Awliya Allah (the main body of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah):
On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The deen (religion) is sincerity,” We said “To whom?” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.”[Muslim]
Tabarani and Haakim narrated from Ibn Abbaas that the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam said ‘O Children of Abdul Muttalib, I asked Allah three things for you; that He keeps your hearts steadfast (upon Islam); that He teaches the Deen to your ignorant and illiterate and guides your astray, and that He make you kind, generous and affectionate to one another. So if a man prays, standing between the Rukn and Maqaam, and fasts but dies with malice for the Household of Muhammad he has entered Hell.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 142, Hadith 11412 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith 4712]
Ibn Adee in Al-Kaleel narrates from Abu Sa’eed Khudri Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said‘He is a hypocrite who has malice for our Ahl al-Bait.’ [Jawahir al-Aqdain, Vol. 2, Page 25]
They Will not Kharijis (Rebellious Sinners/Protestant Muslims):
Quran 4:59 O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination.
Sahih Bukhari, Book 89.Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, “If somebody sees his Muslim ruler doing something he disapproves of, he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the Muslim group even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance (as rebellious sinners). (See Hadith No. 176 and 177)
They Will not be like Shia:
They don’t love some and hate some other. They don’t give superior to some and treat others inferior!
2:285 (Quran) The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His messengers. “We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His messengers.”And they say: “We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.”
Today, We have Shia type Sunnis and Sufis. They call upon the family of their Shaykh and abuse other Shaykhs and the Khalifas of their Shaykh.
Some other type of this misguided Sufis, they love some ahlul bayth and hate some other ahlul bayth.
Though they may took baya (initiation) into some Tariqah, their ego rule over them without they knowing it. They have jealousy and hatred to some shaykhs, their khalifas and some ahlul bayth, while they claim their love for ahlul bayth!
Imam Ahmad; Tirmidhi who denoted it sahih; Nisa’i and Haakim narrated it from Muttalib bin Rabee’a that the beloved Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said to Sayyiduna Abbas Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu
By Allah, Imaan (faith) will not enter the heart of a Muslim until he loves you for Allah and for my relationship.’ [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 1, Page 342, Hadith 1780 | Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 610, Hadith 3758 | Sunan Nisa’i, Vol. 5, Page 51, Hadith 8175 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 4, Page 85, Hadith 6960]
They Are Not like Firaun (Pharaoh ):
They do not declare Kingship or Lordship!, They say we are “Rabbaniyyun”- the Devoted Servants of Allah”
Quran 3:79 It is not (possible) that a man, to whom is given the Book, and Wisdom, and the prophetic office, should say to people: “Be ye my worshippers rather than Allah’s”: on the contrary (He would say) “Be ye worshippers of Him Who is truly the Cherisher of all: For ye have taught the Book and ye have studied it earnestly.”
Tabarani in Awsat narrates from Hassan bin Ali that the (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said ‘Make the love of our Ahl al-Bait compulsory for whoever meets Allah having love for us shall enter paradise with our intercession and By He in whose Hand is my life no deed will benefit a servant except by recognizing our right.’[Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 3, Page 122, Hadith 2251 | Al-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 48]
THEY ARE NOT LIKE NIMRODS:
Quran 25:63 And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace,
Quran 17:37 And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height.
THEY ARE NOT LIKE QAROON:
Quran 2:3 Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them;
Allah eliminates usury (i.e. deprives usurious profits of prosperous growth) and multiplies alms gifts (i.e. increases blessings of clean wealth manifold through charity donations). And Allah does not like anyone who is ungrateful and disobedient. (Al-Baqarah 2:276)
Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?
THEY ARE NOT LIKE YAZEED:
Tabarani narrates from Ibn Abbas that the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said‘Malice for the Bani Haashim (migrants) and Ansaar is kufr (heresy) whilst malice for the Arabs is hypocrisy.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 118, Hadith 11312]
Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam) teaching us through Quran and Sunnah Traditions the stories of Firaun ,Qaroon, Nimrod ,Firaun,Yazeed and Kharij (Rebellious Sinners/Protestant).
It is not for just to recite and read and go!, but to know yourself to know your friends, to know your leaders.
So that you may accept what is truth, what is good and what is right, and you may reject what is falsehood, what is bad and what is wrong!
It is to self assess , to seek the correct friends and to follow the correct leaders.
So you must begin to correct your heart first, then automatically you will correct your friends, or you will choose to have right friends and will have correct leaders.
Unless you are protected by Allah , if you are not a person whom Allah with His Mercy has granted the Safety, then you have the hardship of disinfecting your own life with the sickness with in you and that evil you are surroundd with your life. But if you are among those who are granted safety by Allah, that time the Heavenly Powers Scan and disinfect your life from the “Firauns/Qaroons/ Nimords/Firauns/Yazeeds/Kharijis etc from your heart and from your friend circles and from the leaders, with/without you directly realizing it.
And Allah Will Pour Wisdom to you about what happening in your life. That time, you will not grieve that the friend/relative forsake you/ the leader abandoned you! Because Allah is Protecting you from their fithna!
Your Lord knows their state better than you and they do not know your relationship with your Lord.
They have been in the partners in the Devil’s Work!
“So Worry not for Surely Allah is With you”
This is the understandings of those who follow the Shaykhs of the Rabbani Way.
The Ways of the Most Distinguished Saints in the Divine Presence.
2 Corinthians 6:14 New American Standard Bible Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
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, “Allah the Almighty is Good and accepts only that which is good. And verily Allah has commanded the believers to do that which He has commanded the Messengers. So the Almighty has said: “O (you) Messengers! Eat of the tayyibat [all kinds of halal (legal) foods], and perform righteous deeds.” [23:51] and the Almighty has said: “O you who believe! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you.” [2:172]” Then he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) mentioned [the case] of a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky saying “O Lord! O Lord!,” while his food is haram (unlawful), his drink is haram, his clothing is haram, and he has been nourished with haram, so how can [his supplication] be answered? From 40 Hadith [Muslim]
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim.
So, today 1000s of people claim to be Shaykhs or Sufi Masters. How to find a real Shaykh of Tarbiyyah (Spritual guidance)?. How to recognize a true spiritual master? .
The problem is people are confused or they don’t want to take hardship to find a true Shaykh. Instead, they are just following a person based on his popularity, or based on the number of conferences he attended or based on the number of years he lived in the company of his Shaykh, or based on the number of degree courses he completed,or based on the number of followers he has. or based on the number of Facebook likes or media publicity he has!
All of these criteria are wrong, and unaccepted in the Presence of Allah Almighty Exalted.
If you follow a person based on his popularity, he may not be a sanctified person. His followers may be ignorant. They may not know the difference of truth and falsehood/Right and wrong.
Or if you follow someone based on the number of conferences he had organized or attended then remember that conferences are organized by people of all sects with in Islam.
So if you follow a person based on his University degrees, then remember such a system was never the Sunnah (traditions) of any Prophets or their Companions and Saints of the Golden Age of Islam. Also remember , this degrees are organized by those who are not upon the Path of Sufism and are no Sanctified. So someone who find honor in Such religious study degrees and taking it as a great honorable thing in his life, then such one’s are not understood truth and false hood (Haqq and Bathil)
Quran says: “Truth had clearly distinct from False hood”
Quran 2:256 Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.
Those who held most Truth Worthy Hand-Hold (those who practice baya–Oath of Allegiance-Sura Al fatah ) has only those who really believed in Allah.
Which explain in Quran 48:10 Indeed, those who pledge allegiance to you, [O Muhammad] – they are actually pledging allegiance to Allah . The hand of Allah is over their hands. So he who breaks his word only breaks it to the detriment of himself. And he who fulfills that which he has promised Allah – He will give him a great reward.
Those who do not follow the tradition of Baya (oath) on an unbroken Chain (Silsila) cannot be a true Shaykh!
So true Shaykhs will have that Firm Hand hold, they are not from University Graduates. Because Prophets or Sahaba (Companions of Prophets) never established College or Universities to teach Religion of Allah!, They are not looking for this Degrees that is issued by those who did not follow the True faith and Creed!
A Person can be so many years with a Shaykh and can remain a hypocrite or an impure person. Because he may not have submitted to his Shaykh completely.
Having so many followers does not make a person a real Shaykh. When Isa (A.S) emerged among Children of Israel, there were big Rabbis with many followers with massive knowledge of the books yet denied Isa (A.S) , so they strayed from the Path.
I do not want to say anything about Social network popularity or becoming a google Shaykh. Google Shaykh and Google followers not making any oath of allegiance.
NEED FOR A SHAYKH:
Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego?Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?
Allah says in Quran: 4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.*
* Disagreeing does not mean you rebel against the Shaykh/leader who is in authority over you upon oath of allegiance. Some new deviant people say it means to go and check in Quran and Hadith. Since when people started looking in Quran and Hadith?
Are they making seeing Quran as Allah and Hadith as Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam?
Such an understanding coming from wicked people.
Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says, in Sahih Bukahri Book 89 Hadith 251 Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.”
PROTESTANT WAYS ARE FORBIDDEN ISLAM:
257 Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, “If somebody sees his Muslim ruler doing something he disapproves of, he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the Muslim group even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance (as rebellious sinners). (See Hadith No. 176 and 177)
Sahih Bukhari Book 88 Hadith 175 Narrated Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said to us, “You will see after me, selfishness (on the part of other people) and other matters that you will disapprove of.” They asked, “What do you order us to do, O Allah’s Apostle? (under such circumstances)?” He said, “Pay their rights to them (to the rulers) and ask your right from Allah.”
So it is clear that protestant way of salafis and wahabis and rejecting to follow Imams not allowed in Islam!
IN THIS WORLD AND HEREAFTER, THE TRUE BELIEVER WILL BE IN THE COMPANY OF THE RIGHTEOUS:
Quran 4:69And 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.
Sahih Bukhari: Book 89 Hadith 267 Narrated Anas bin Malik: Apostle.” The Prophet said, “You will be with the one whom you love.”
So one’s Jamath (Association) will be Same in this World and Hereafter:
THE EVIDENCE IS IN SAHIH BUKHARI: BOOK 77 HADITH 595:
Narrated Imran bin Husain: A man said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Can the people of Paradise be known (differentiated) from the people of the Fire; The Prophet replied, “Yes.” The man said, “Why do people (try to) do (good) deeds?” The Prophet said, “Everyone will do the deeds for which he has been created to do or he will do those deeds which will be made easy for him to do.” (i.e. everybody will find easy to do such deeds as will lead him to his destined place for which he has been created).
Our Imam Khwajah Muhammad Baha’Uddin Naqshbandi Al-Owaisi Al Bukhari (radiyallahu Anhu) says:
“Our Way is Association and Goodness is in the gathering”
So many false groups in the Sufi name quote this to make evil gatherings, gatherings that is to boast ego and spread lawlessness!!!. Goodness is in the gathering. gathering under what kind of leader, gathering for what purpose?
Quran 17: 71One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams:those who are given their record in their right hand will read it (with pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.
So those who do not have Imams/Shaykhs their Imam will be Satan and their ego!
This is why great Saints said: “Those who do not have a Shaykh, their Shaykh is Satan”
Quran 9:119 O ye who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed).
TODAY THERE ARE MANY SO CALLED MUSLIM SHAYKHS WHO DO NOT HOLD TO THE ISLAMIC WAY:
They are saying we are upon Quran and Sunnah, but they don’t have an authentic chain, they don’t have Oath of Allegiance (baya), but they mislead people into false doctrines emerged after 17th century!
So we can see below that Holding Fast to Quran and Sunnah begin with Baya (Oath of Allegiance)
Sahih Bukhari Book 92 (Holding fast to the Quran and Sunnah) Hadith 377: Narrated Abdullah bin Dinar: ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar wrote to ‘Abdul Malik bin Marwan, swearing allegiance to him: ‘I swear allegiance to you in that I will listen and obey what is in accordance with the Laws of Allah and the Tradition of His Apostle as much as I can.’
REAL SHAYKH AND HIS ATTRIBUTES:
In Torah,Enjeel or in the Quran, there is no Women Shaykhs, except that a Woman scholar may teach the Women. She does not take the authority as an Imam/Shaykh/Caliph.
Today, we have so many people claiming to be Shaykhs:
1-Some claim to be Shaykhs because they lived with their Shaykh their whole life.
2-Some claiming to be shaykh based on their family lineage to a great Shaykh or an Imam.
3-Some claim to be a Shaykh, because they have been authorized to do some work for a Shaykh. (A King and a butler cannot share same status). A Judge and a Clerk in the Court has no same authority! A doormen and house owner are not the same.
4-Some claim to be a Shaykh, because his Shaykh had given him some authority in the Past, but he himself deviated from the principles of Islam and tariqah, but still mislead thousands by using the title “Shaykh/Imam”!!!
Third and fourth category are most confusing and most difficult to understand. It is this categories Satan mostly mislead and send people into astray!
Sometimes I feel, non-Muslim Shaykhs and leaders are much more honest. Look at Scottish Prime Minister and SNP leader, Alex Salmond. He resigned from his government office as a First Prime Minister and as a Party leader (Ameer for the country and Imaam for the followers of SNP)
I really wish, if our false Muslim Shaykhs and Muslim leaders had an atom of honesty that people of other faith has!.
Qualification of a Master:
1- Being a Scholar of the Obligation of Religion: The master must be a scholar in all religious obligations, such as the conditions of prayers, the conditions of fasting and the conditions of zakat (obligatory charity). He must be knowledgeable in the Jurisprudence of Islam and all necessary matters of Islamic Shari’ah. He must be a scholar in the Science of Tawhid (Oneness) according to the Ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jama’at(Hanafi/Shafi/Maliki/Hanbali), and all the and all the other conditions of faith (iman).
2-Having Spiritual Knowledge of God and the Seeker:To be a Knower means the master or murshid must have the knowledge of the conditions of the state of Ihsan, as mentioned by the Prophet (s) in the hadith, “Worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, and if you are not seeing Him, know that He is seeing you.” A Knower must bear witness in his heart that Allah is the Unique One in His Essence, and in His Attributes, and in His Actions. He must know about His Attributes through Vision and Taste, by experiencing self-effacement in the Divine Presence.
A person can have knowledge of the religious obligations (matters of ritual purification/prayers and outward life), but he may not know God and His Prophet alaihswalathu wa salam. It is like Driving/selling a car and do not have a relationship with the Manufacturer or Company or a flight without communication with flight control room.
How can someone guide a person to the Divine Presence , if he has not reached the Divine Presence? or At least the Presence (Quran 4:69) of Holy Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam?
3- Being Sanctified: This is the Most Important attribute of a Shaykh.
The Master must have already purified or sanctified himself as a seeker under a master of his own. He will have come to know the different stages of the ego, its illnesses and its defects. The Master must be fully aware of all the methods Satan uses to enter the heart. He must know all the ways to sanctify others and the methods to heal his followers in order to raise them up to reach the State of Perfection.
What if the Master (Shaykh) himself a slave to his own ego? , a Shaykh with hatred to other Shaykhs and their followers, Jealousy , envy, greed and anger?
How can you follow such a Shaykh who lost the control of his own ego?, A Shaykh who claim to be a Shaykh, but he is not truly sanctified? a Shaykh who abuse other Shaykhs or other representatives and followers of his Shaykhs?
This is where Haqq and Bathil become separated. Either you follow your ego and follow such Shaykhs or you leave such Shaykhs and follow the Truth.
The Shaykh might be a good person,a nice man in the past , but he has lost his progress and direction in his path, he became corrupt, abusive and egoistic. And his Shaykh changed the vehicle and appointed some other person to lead the path. Then you take such ones as your leader?.
“The real faith of a person comes out when hardship and test comes on him”
So how can you follow a Shaykh, who is angry and violent towards other Shaykhs and their followers?
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him):A man said to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), “Counsel me,” so he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Do not become angry.” The man repeated [his request for counsel] several times, and [each time] he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Do not become angry.”[Al-Bukhari] Imam Nawawi 40 Hadith:
What Shari’ah and rules of tariqah you are following in the matter of taking a person as a Shaykh?
If a seeker comes to the shaikh with perfect sincerity and truthfulness, asking to be initiated in the order, the shaikh must not hurry to initiate him, until he knows that he will remain trustworthy when he reaches the Goal. He must look at his capability. If his capability corresponds to the capability of the Close Ones (muqarrabin), then he will show him the way, as it is the way of the Trustworthy.
That way is built on killing one’s own will, and connecting and submitting oneself to the will of one’s shaikh. One must do as the Prophet (s) said, “Die before you die!” He must leave his natural will, which causes him to move according to his mind, and leave all his affairs to the will of his shaikh. The shaikh will lift him up through a path filled with difficulties, train him through worship, and guide him to a state of complete Self-Effacement. Only this will elevate him to the Divine Presence.
So How can you take someone as your Shaykh, if the Shaykh has not sacrificed his own will before Allah<Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam and his shaykh?
That is why Khwaja Ubaidullah al-Ahrar said: “Who is the shaikh? The shaikh is the one who can know, through the vision that Allah has granted him, the capability of his murid. From the day he meets him to the day of his death, he will know which state the murid will attain, and in which way he will taste, and in which way he will reach the Divine Presence. If the shaikh cannot summon that knowledge, it is forbidden (haram) for him to give the seeker initiation.”
Sometimes, people misunderstand what Khwajah Ubaidullah (Q.S) said. There are astrologers who can say your state!, So a Shaykh who is lead by demons can also perform such miracles of understanding the state of the seeker!. So how can we find a true Shaykh?, answer is simple: With all of the conditions mentioned here with his good conduct and model behavior!
He continued, “The shaikh must avoid the wealth of his murid. If the murid wishes to help the shaikh it is his choice. The states of guidance are above all states, and the master must not ask except from the Divine Presence.”
Many Shaykhs today deceiving their followers by asking them for Money. They offer big status and Maqams (Spiritual ranks) to his followers. Such things never happened in the History of Sufism. The Shaykh who ask from his followers for wealth is in fact doing “Hidden Shirk” . It is a proof that the Shaykh did not reach in Wilayath nor Shaykh hood nor Haqiqat!
The Shaykh is the One who has reached the State of spirituality according to the Words “Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel”
“It is said that one time a murid of Junaid came to him and wanted to give him all his money. Junaid refused and said, ‘No.’ When that same murid reached the State of Perfection and was lifted up to the Divine Presence, he came to Junaid and again wanted to give all his money to him. At that time he said, ‘Yes. Now, I accept, because when you give now, you will not regret later.’
“That is why we don’t like our murids to give all their money to the shaikh. When they haven’t reached the state of perfection, they might regret later and be in doubt, and they will be harmed. But when the murid reaches that state he will give sincerely and will never regret it later. The evidence of this is that Sayyidina Abu Bakr and Sayyidina ‘Umar came to the Prophet (s) and from the first Sayyidina Abu Bakr gave all his money. The Prophet (s) asked, ‘What have you left for your family?’ He replied, ‘I have left them Allah and his Prophet (s).’ When the murid reaches the state of real generosity and real perfection, then the shaikh may accept what he gives. If he has not reached that state his gift must not be accepted.”
The shaikh must not order any of his followers to do something he himself cannot do or would not do. He must know all the obligatory and forbidden actions according to the Shari’ah. Similary, he must know all the States of spirituality, and must have tasted all Tastes, so that he is an example, and when he speaks he speaks with real knowledge.
Some Shaykhs teach others to be righteous and he deny himself to practice what he preach to his followers:
Allah forbid it in Sura As-Saff: 61:2-3 O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do? Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.
An example of this is a lady who came to a perfect shaikh one time with her son, saying, “My son is always asking for sweets. Please pray for him to leave that desire, as I don’t always have sweets to give him.” He said, “Be patient for three days and then bring him back to me.” After three days she brought him back and the shaikh told him, “O my son, don’t eat candies, because it is harmful for your stomach.” From that day the child never ate sweets again. Some time later someone asked the shaikh, “Why did you wait three days to give the child that advice?” The shaikh replied, “When the lady came to me, she asked me to prevent her child from eating sweets. I couldn’t do that for him because I myself was under that temptation of eating sweets. So I stopped eating sweets for three days. When I had stopped, I was able to make a du’a for him, and that du’a was acceptable.”
Qushayri relates in his Letter that allaj was once asked to talk about poverty. He said, “Wait a minute.” He entered his house, went out somewhere and came back. Then he sat and spoke, saying poverty consists of this and this and that. One murid asked him, “O my shaikh, why didn’t you speak like this from the beginning?” He said, “When I was asked, I had one dirham in my house. I couldn’t speak about poverty while I still had something. So I went took that dirham, went and spent it in Allah’s way, and then I could speak on poverty.”
4- Having His Master’s Authorization:
The Shaikh must have authorization from his Master for training and uplifting his followers and showing the Way of this Path. That ijaza (permission) must reach him through the chain of the grandshaikhs from one to another, all the way back to the Prophet (s). As the wise person will not go to a doctor who has no license in healing, so the seeker in this way must find a perfect guide who has received the license, the ijaza, from his shaikh.
Imam Muslim said, “This great knowledge [the knowledge of the self] is by itself the religion. So you have to know from whom you take your religion.” In the book of Hafiz ibn Ali Kanz al-cUmmal,” the following hadith is found. The Prophet (s) said, “O Umar, your din is your flesh and blood. Look at those from whom you take your din; take it from those who are on the right path and don’t take from those who deviated.” A knower said, “Knowledge is a spirit which is blown into the hearts, not philosophy or pretty tales to be written. So be very careful from whom you take it.”
We are living in a day and age, where so many Shaykhs appearing with new ways that are not authorized by their Shaykhs. The Shaykhs who lost authority due to their neglecting of the adab (morals) of the Way, they are opening their own Tariqah (Sufi Ways). This newly invented Paths are not authorized by his Shaykh!
So many people are trapped in such strayed ways! We pray that may Allah guide them and forgive them.
5-The Signs of Mastery:The main indication of mastery is that when you sit with a master you feel a breeze of faith, spiritual pleasure. He doesn’t speak except for Allah.He is always advising the good.You will benefit from being in his company as you benefit from his words. You will benefit when you are far from him as you benefit when you are near him. You must see among his murids the picture of faith, sincerity, humbleness and taqwa (God-consciousness), and you must remember, when you are mixing with them, the highest state of love and truth and deference to others.You must see that his followers represent all different kinds of people in the community. That is how the Companions of the Prophet were.
Well, remember the Quran verse about following Ego!, What we do if a Shaykh is slave of his ego and he speak for his own desires , and not for Allah?!!!, except that we leave such Shaykhs and find a righteous Shaykh and save our own Souls!
Islam and tariqah is to surrender to the Truth, not to be enslaved with some corrupt ones!. Islam is to live in the present world not in the past or not in the future. You cannot follow a corrupt one because his past was good, you cannot follow a bad one because you think he will become good in the future.
Today, so many Shaykhs misleading their followers. Some so called Sufi Shaykhs doing takfir on other Sufi Shaykhs and their followers. Be most aware of takfiri Sufi Shaykhs. These kind of Shaykhs are the agents of Satan who accuse “Kufr” (Disbelief) on Muslims. Especially those Shaykhs who accuse Kufr” on other Shaykhs who are acknowledged as “Mumin and Righteous” and authorized as “Shaykh and Khalifa” by great Shaykhs of the time of the two of them (accuser and accused).
Prophet Muhammad (Salalaho alehe wasalam) said : If a person says to his brother, O KAFIR (disbeliever) ! Then surely one of them is such. (i.e; Kafir)(Sahih Bukhari Volume 8 Book 73 Number 125)
Prophet Muhammad (Salalaho alehe wasalam) said : Any person who calls his brother: O Unbeliever! (then the truth of this label) would return to one of them. If it is true, (then it is) as he asserted, (but if it is not true), then it returns to him (and thus the person who made the accusation is an Unbeliever). [Sahih Muslim Book 001, Number 0117:]
Thus, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) stated in a hadith that stresses both brotherhood and fair business practices: “Do not be envious of one another; do not artificially raise prices against one another; do not hate one another; do not turn one’s back on each other; and do not undercut one another in business transactions. And be, [O] servants of Allah, brethren. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He does not wrong him. He does not fail him [when he needs him]. He does not lie to him. And he does not show contempt for him. Piety is here” and he pointed to his chest three times. “It is enough of evil for a person to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. All of a Muslim is inviolable to another Muslim: his blood, his wealth and his honor.(Sahih Muslim)
So we can see that, a person whether a Shaykh or a Murid or a non-Murid is is forbidden for him to slander and accuse kufr (disbelief) on another Muslim.
Such Takfiri Shaykh’s takfir have been refuted by the words of true Shaykhs!
Today, some Shaykhs making “Final Judgement” on some Shaykhs and their followers/other Muslims.
How it is possible for a Shaykh to interfere in the affairs of Allah?. They say: “This Shaykh/this person and his family and his followers will go to hell”, they are worst than so and so evil people etc”
We shall never take such one’s as Shaykhs.
Quran clearly states: “Final Judgement is for Allah Alone”
Also it is an act of “Shirk” to associate one self with their affair of Allah”!
Do we need Judgement day, if such Shaykhs are making “Final Judgement” before hazret Michael alaihissalam blow the Trumpet?
Prophet alaihiswlathu wa salam is Sent to Mankind by God as “Mercy to the Whole World”. Prophet’s true Successors are also Mercy to the World World.
Islam is such clear, so why then you are still misguided to follow such Shaykhs?, Why Such Shaykhs not shamed to leave their chain of “Shaykh-hood” and begin with basic.
We have seen so many true Shaykhs, before they speak on something, they made sure that they did what they spoke later!.
Hadrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) said:the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) was asked to curse the infidels.He said,“I have not been sent to curse people but as a mercy to all mankind.” (Muslim)
Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam forbid himself to curse the infidels , but look at so called Shaykhs of today, they are cursing Muslims, some of them cursing even the Sufi Shaykhs and followers by accusing kufr and passing judgement that they will go to hell etc!
So who is Your Shaykh?, Are you following a Real Shaykh? a Real Representative of the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam for this time? Are you fooled by Satan and Dajjal?
After reading this post and if you think you are fooled by some false Shaykhs and Satan, then still you have time to find other Shaykh or tariqah. You are welcome to “Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Tariqah (Ottoman Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Way” of Sulthanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (Q.S) and Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi ar-Rabbani (Q.S) in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain.
SHAYKHS WHO LIE ABOUT ALLAH AND PROPHET (S.A.W):
Some Shaykhs says: Allah and Prophet gave/promised this and and that, and then next year/after that it proved to be wrong the things they said/happened things opposite to what they have been said in the previous years.And their words came untrue. Which means Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam did not say or offer anything to them.
Some people teaching reciting an Ayath or a chapter in Quran will give the reciter a rank which Prophets or Previous Saints did not achieve (i.e they will reach a higher station).
This are not Naqshbandi Teachings, nor the Aqeedha of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah (Asha’ri and Mathuridi creed of Sunni islam)!!!
“Verily, it is indeed Satan that makes you do evil and say things about Allah (or His deen) of which you have no proper knowledge.”[Al-Baqarah 2:169]
Our Shaykh Teaching us that: “No one in this nation can attain the status of Sahaba by efforts of worship/charity”. But Allah can give any authority to whoever HE Wills.
Sahih Bukhari, Book 57: Hadith 22 Narrated Abu Said: The Prophet said, “Do not abuse my companions for if any one of you spent gold equal to Uhud (in Allah’s Cause) it would not be equal to a Mud or even a half Mud spent by one of them.”
But it was their waswaasa speaking, false spirits inspiring them, and Satan fooling them. it is time for them to Wake up!
Vol 1, Book 3. Knowledge. Hadith 106.
Narrated By ‘Ali: The Prophet said, “Do not tell a LIE AGAINST me for whoever tells a LIE AGAINST me then he will surely enter the Hell-fire.”
Vol 1, Book 3. Knowledge. Hadith 108.
Narrated By Anas: The fact which stops me from narrating a great number of Hadiths to you is that the Prophet said: “Whoever tells a LIE AGAINST me intentionally, then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire.”
Vol 2, Book 23. Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz). Hadith 378.
Narrated By Al-Mughira: I heard the Prophet saying, “Ascribing false things to me is not like ascribing false things to anyone else. Whosoever tells a LIE AGAINST me intentionally then surely let him occupy his seat in Hell-Fire.” I heard the Prophet saying, “The deceased who is wailed over is tortured for that wailing.”
And you will see on the day of judgment, those who lie upon Allah, their faces blackened.”[Al- Zumr: 60] “Say: The things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are, Al-Fawaahish (every kind of illegal sexual intercourse) whether committed openly or secretly
He, the Most High then moved on to describe a more severe “sin, unjust oppression”Then to that sin which is even more severe: “joining partners (in worship) with Allah (shirk), for which He gave no authority”And then He, the All-Knowing punctuated it with that sin which most severe:“and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge. “[Al-A’araaf 7: 33)
Also in Bible: Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
So we found the diversity of the usage of the term “Shaykh” with in Sufism and in the general ways of Islamic world.
The Sheikh/Shaykh/Seyh titles are used by many, they may be a name sake shaykh, or a real Shaykh.
In Sufism, to become a true Shaykh, requires the above five conditions. There can be many Shaykhs, just like using the Title “Sir”, the title “Sir” was actually for the United Kingdom members of the House of lords.
But today, this tile is used among people to address their bosses military and civil officers.
In general ,sufi world of 21st century, one who is authorized by his Shaykh to make sohbet and zikr is called as shaykh, one who is appointed to cook food and do personal assistance for the main Shaykh, is called as Shaykh , someone who is an interpreter of the grand Shaykh is called as Shaykh. One who is doing the work an ambassador to the world leaders is called as “Shaykh”. One who is looking after the dergah and properties of the main Shaykh is called as “Shaykh” etc etc
But the True Shaykh is the One who Conquered his ego and appointed to give Spiritual Guidance (Quran 17:80) and Spiritual Succession of the Main Shaykh.
So you must know with whom the Spiritual Succession. If you have connection with Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam/ Abu Bakkar Siddiq (R.A) or Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A) or with your own Shaykh that you can ask them in Muraqaba (Meditation) that “Is this a real Shaykh?, or who is the Spiritual Successor?” then do that.
You can only fool yourself and others with your wahabi type evidences of the books and of the past. Why you do not have something to show from the very recent appointment or ijaazah?
When New Ijazah/new appointment came, the old one is null. The people has to follow the New appointment/ new authorization/new permission.
today, everyone is under pressure from the false hood. No one want to hold to Haqq tightly. Those who are appointed also failed to follow the teachings and request of their own shaykhs.
We have witnessed all these, that is happening around us.
So this is a strict advise to new Murids and new followers of Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Sufis Way. We love and respect all righteous Shaykhs. But avoid that which is doubtful. Avoid the company of the people who curse you and your Shaykh and his followers. Avoid the company of corrupt ones.
On the authority of Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abee Talib (may Allah be pleased with him), the grandson of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and the one much loved by him, who said:
I memorised from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): “Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt.”[At-Tirmidhi] [An-Nasai]At-Tirmidhi said that it was a good and sound (hasan saheeh) hadeeth.
عَنْ أَبِي مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ سِبْطِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم وَرَيْحَانَتِهِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا، قَالَ: حَفِظْت مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم “دَعْ مَا يُرِيبُك إلَى مَا لَا يُرِيبُك”.
رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ [رقم:2520]، [وَالنَّسَائِيّ]
وَقَالَ التِّرْمِذِيُّ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ.
Sunan Abu Dawud: Book 37, Number 4322:Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud:The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: The first defect that permeated Banu Isra’il was that a man (of them) met another man and said: O so-and-so, fear Allah, and abandon what you are doing, for it is not lawful for you. He then met him the next day and that did not prevent him from eating with him, drinking with him and sitting with him. When they did so. Allah mingled their hearts with each other.
He then recited the verse: “curses were pronounced on those among the children of Isra’il who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary”…up to “wrongdoers”.
He then said: By no means, I swear by Allah, you must enjoin what is good and prohibit what is evil, prevent the wrongdoer, bend him into conformity with what is right, and restrict him to what is right.
In Bible too: 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?
So unless you fix your defect, you are not going to reach in the lofty stations of faith. The doors are closed in front of you. Whoever you are and whosoever son you are!
Quran 13:11 Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.
So some people who are busy with false hood calling for Unity!
Unity under what? Unity with what?, Unity with Haqq and Bathil?
Unity between truth and falsehood?
Quran 2:256 There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. “
So there is not obligation (Compulsion) for Right to join with wrong for so called Unity!
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “Allah will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance and incorrect beliefs. Allah’s mercy, blessings and protection are with the largest group of Muslims*.And he who deviates from the largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell.”
*The Last Main Body of Muslims and the Leader were Ottomans!
So I advise,especially the new followers of Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Sufi Way from South Asia, Middle East Europe and Americas and elsewhere in the World, to stick to the Shaykhs and representatives who are appointed in that way by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (Q.S) and Sahibul Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Ar-Rabbani (Q.S).
What is sufficient for you to succeed in the Journey to Allah is there the with Shaykhs and the tariqah you following
Don’t look into that groups and this groups. If you do not have Osmanli Naksibendi Dergah or Zikr Majlis (Assembly of Zikr) in your place, then you may attend others Zikr or you may not attend.
But you must be sure that the people you are associating with have love and respect for your Shaykhs. if you are in doubt, then it is better do zikr alone and seek the “majlis” (gathering and company) of the Saints of the unseen world (Prophets.Prophets. Awliya Allah, Sahaba ,Siddiqin Saliheen and so on Ref:Quran 4:69)
Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam Advise his Companion Hudaifa Ibn Al Yaman (R.A).
If the gatherings is not according to the ways of the Main body of Muslims and their leader (Ottoman Caliphs and their approved Schools) then it is your duty to isolate yourself from all these sects and groups until you die and meet your Lord.
Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4553.
Chapter : Instruction to stick to the main body of the Muslims in the time of trials and warning against those inviting people to disbelief.
It has been narrated on the authority of Hudhaifa b. al-Yaman who said: People used to ask the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times fearing lest they overtake me. I said: Messenger of Allah, we were in the midst of ignorance and evil, and then God brought us this good (time through Islam). Is there any bad time after this good one? He said: Yes. I asked: Will there be a good time again after that bad time? He said: Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil. I asked: What will be the evil hidden therein? He said: (That time will witness the rise of) the people who will adopt ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know good points as well as bad points. I asked: Will there be a bad time after this good one? He said: Yes. (A time will come) when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whoso responds to their call they will throw them into the fire. I said: Messenger of Allah, describe them for us. He said: All right. They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language. I said: Messenger of Allah, what do you suggest if I happen to live in that time? He said: You should stick to the main body of the Muslims and their leader. I said: If they have no (such thing as the) main body and have no leader? He said: Separate yourself from all these factions, though you may have to eat the roots of trees (in a jungle) until death comes to you and you are in this state.
Wake up to yourself, Sulthanul Awliya teaching to liberate your Soul from falsehood and to surrender to Haqq. Stop fooling yourself!