From Abu Sa’id al-Khudri: “The Abdal from my nation did not enter into Paradise with their actions, but rather through the mercy of Allah, through the unparalleled generosity of their souls, the fact that they hold no grudge or hatred against anyone and their hearts being at peace with everyone, and through mercy for the entirety of Muslims.”, 3. This page was last modified on 31 August 2012, at 00:28. Walī(Arabic ولي , plural Awliyāأولياء), is an Arabic word, its lexical meaning being “supporter”, “guardian” or “protector”. Abu Darda’ said: “When Prophethood ended – and they were the supports (Awtad) of the earth – Allah substituted their places with 40 men from the nation of Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him), who are named “Abdal” (the Substitutes). Then for the next 15 pages he lists over 50 narrations to demonstrate his point, from which we will choose a few, also adding some that he did not mention. Walī is an Arabic word whose literal meanings include "custodian", "protector", "helper", Friend. “In the nations before you were people who were spoken to (muhaddathun) who were not Prophets. This was repeated and confirmed by Ibn Hajar al-Makki al-Haytami in his Fatawa Hadithiyya (p. This is experienced by anyone who performs righteous actions. General wilayah General wilayah is the closeness to Allah of anyone who always prays on time. Wasila (tawassul) is a means to the end. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves? With regard to the famine, it must also be said that what has been recorded in reliable sources is that at the request of 'Umar, 'Abbas the uncle of the Prophet (s) performed this prayer. I have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. They substantiate this statement of theirs with the verse, ﴿إِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ وَإِنَّهُمْ مَيِّتُونَ.﴾, You will indeed die, and they {too} will die indeed,2. Further, when he does not get any help from God he throws- himself in His presence and continues in this state, begging and praying and humbly entreating and praising and submitting his needs in fear and hope. The Life Account of Shaykh Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab and Ibn Sa‘ud, A cursory glance at the life account of Shaykh Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab, Shaykh Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab after the death of his father, The children and students of Shaykh Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab, To whom was Shaykh Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab indebted, Tawhid from the Shi`ah and Wahhabi Points of View, A few words from Martyr Professor Murtadha Mutahhari, Tawhid according to the Shi`ah philosophers and scholastic theologians {mutakallimun}, The foundations of Tawhid according to the Wahhabis, Shirk {polytheism} and its limits according to the Wahhabis, The socio-political consequences of Tawhid and shirk {polytheism} according to the Wahhabis, The Wahhabi-Shi`ah difference of perspective on Tawhid, Tawassul {Resorting To Inter mediation}, Death and Shafa‘Ah {Intercession} According to the Shi`ah and the Wahhabis, Turning for help {istimdad} of the weak to the strong, The permission to resort to the sacred personages, The preeminence of tawassul to the Divine Essence, Tawassul as identical with servitude {‘ubudiyyah}, The precedence of the negation of tawassul and shafa‘ah, The ideas of Ibn Taymiyyah and the reaction of Ahl as-Sunnah, The ‘ulama'’s opposition to Ibn Taymiyyah, Ziyarah {Visitation} and the Laws Pertaining to the Graves and Mosques According to the Shi`ah and Wahhabis, Visiting the grave as an excellent sunnah, The laws pertaining to the graves and mosques. [Surah 58, Verse 22] For example, Hadrat Zahra ('a) and other Companions used to invoke blessings from the soil of the grave of the Holy Prophet (s); 'Abd Allah ibn 'Umar who strove to preserve the relics of the Holy Prophet (s) even tried to preserve a tree under which the Prophet (s) once rested; Ahmad ibn Hanbal deems it permissible to invoke blessings from the relics of the Messenger of Allah (s); and Sunni fuqaha believe that: زِيَارَةُ القُبُورِ أفْضَلُ الْمَنْدُوبَاتِ. In confirming this subject one may refer to many historical accounts and the sayings of leading Sunni personalities. Al Furqan Bayna Awliya Al Rahman Wa awliya Ash Shaytan (Arabic Book) By Ahmad bin Abdul Halim bin Abdul Salam bin Taymiyah Tahqiq & Takhrij By Abu Amr al-Amriy Hardback 159 Pages ISBN : 9773900088 Publisher : Dar Ibn Rajab About The Book Did we know that Allah has friends and those who are not Allah’s friends are the friends of Shaytan? As for the Book of Allah, this includes His saying, And seek a means (wasila) to Him. A validation e-mail has been sent to your e-mail address. IMPORTANT : All content hosted on Al-Islam.org is solely for non-commercial purposes and with the permission of original copyright holders. Some of the people of Makka will come to him…and swear allegiance to him between the Corner (Rukn) and Maqam. I can tell you this my first hand observations of our shuyukh. But they will always be remained in God-fearing. “The land of greater-Syria (Sham) is the quintessence (safwa) of Allah’s lands on earth, and to it He draws His elect (safw) worshippers.”, 16. And when Allah desires to start the Day of Judgment, He takes the life of all of them. Another point upon which the Wahhabis differ with the Sunnis and the Shi`ah is the issue of miracles {karamat}. It is important to note that for this reason, the Prophet (s) and his successors ('a) and their relics as well as other religious objects must be honored as they are the manifestations of the religion and truthfulness of revelation.11. those who believe in the Oneness of Allah (God) and fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden), and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve. Nujaba and Abdal.” At the beginning of it, he writes: It has reached me that some of those who possess no knowledge deny what is famously known among the noble Awliya, namely, that among them exist Abdal (substitutes), Nuqaba (chiefs), Nujaba (nobles), Awtad (supports, or pegs), and Aqtab (poles, or axial pivots), while there are numerous hadiths and narrations which affirm their existence and reality. Taqwa and Imam Allah says in the Quran in Surah Yunus 10:62-63 "Behold verily on the friends of Allah is no fear, nor shall they grieve; Those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil (have Taqwa)" The Awliya Allah have firm belief in Allah without any shirk in any form. From Anas: Allah said, “The most beloved of My worshippers to Me are those who love each other purely for My sake, who frequent the masajid, and ask forgiveness in the predawn hours. Our Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) then described these people and then read the following Ayah in which Allah (SWT) says in the Qur'an: "Behold! are places of Satan and it is unlawful to sojourn in these places such as the Zaynabiyyah, the Ra's al-Husayn in Syria, … The previous two hadiths support the meanings of the previous hadiths, which state that Allah has special elect servants, and that they are concentrated in Sham, among other places. 10,63. Seeking assistance is something and wasila (tawassul) is something else. Allah says in the Quran: give him My Refuge) and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him." The number of the Nujaba’ are 300, and the number of the Nuqaba’ are 40, and the number of the Adbal is said to be 30, or 14, or 7 (and this is the most correct number), and the number of the Awtad are four. are places of Satan and it is unlawful to sojourn in these places such as the Zaynabiyyah, the Ra's al-Husayn in Syria, and Karbala' and Najaf in Iraq. November 8, 2011. Baghawi stated in his Tafsir of this verse: "He taught him the inward (batin) knowledge by inspiration (ilham).". Awliya, Peer-o-Murshid, Waseelah by G.A. The holy Quran says: “No doubt! Whenever one of them dies, Allah substitutes another one in his place.”, 11. He has furthermore granted these special elect servants manifest gifts and abilities, which the common man would find difficult to understand. They did not succeed or rise above the other people with much fasting or prayer…but rather through being truthful in their scrupulousness, having noble intentions, having sound wholesome hearts, and giving all the Muslims sincere counsel, desiring by that the Pleasure of Allah, with patient forbearance, and a merciful core (of being), and humility without being meek. From Abu Qilaba: “There will never cease to be in my Ummah seven, and they will never ask Allah without Him answering them. You have realized (the truth), therefore cling to it.” Some versions add, “(This is) a believer whose heart Allah has illumined.”, https://www.sufiwiki.com/index.php?title=Awliya&oldid=1340. By them, the earth is established (bihim taqum al-Ard), and by them you are sent rain, and by them you are granted help and victory.”. And the states of the Nuqaba’ and the Nujaba’ are veiled from the common, but they are revealed to each other. They have also inferred from this verse that seeking help from the souls of the prophets ('a) and the awliya' is a futile and vain practice, and that ziyarat al-qubur {prayer recited on visiting a grave} must be shunned. They do not love the world, nor love for its sake...”, 5. Awliya Allah, in fact, work for the spread of True Teachings of Islam on behalf of the Holy Prophet(SAWAW). The most important issue with regards to seeking help from the Awliya’ Allah (the friends or beloved of Allah) is when they have died or so to say, living in another world, whether this act of seeking help is in the form of du'a (invocation) or asking for some extraordinary acts to be performed. Allah gives special powers to certain awliya’, not all of them, to see or do things which others can’t see or do. The scholars of Tafsir agree unanimously that this "wahy" refers to inspiration (ilham) and unveiling (kashf), and not revelation which only Prophets receive. AWLIYA IN AL HADITH ♦ Allah's Apostle ﷺ said: "Allah said, 'I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a … Affirming that there are Awliya Allah among His slaves. The Wali who was with Sayyidina Sulayman (as) brought him the throne of Bilqis quicker than the blink of an eye. And the states of the Abdal are revealed to the elect and the Gnostics (who are under the elect). Finally, Ibn ‘Abidin quoted Hafiz Ibn Hajar who said in his Fatwas: The Abdal were mentioned in numerous narrations, some of them authentic (Sahih), and others not authentic. An expeditionary force will be sent against him from Syria…when the people see that, the Abdal of Syria and the best people of Iraq will come to him and swear allegiance to him…”, 2. Meanwhile, the ruling on the truly faithful persons is like the ruling on water. It undoubtedly demonstrates the reality and existence and nature of these Awliya (Intimate Friends of Allah), and so no one has the right to deny their existence and special distinction after this knowledge has come to them. AWLIYA IN AL QURAN ♦ Beware! Seeking assistance means asking for help. 2. And the Awtad are 4, one in Syria, one in Yemen, one in the East, and one in the West. “The folk (Ahl) of the Qur’an are the folk of Allah (Ahl ul-Laah) and His elect.”, 17. Reverence for Awliya Allah have been an important part of both Sunni and ShiaIslamic tradition that particularly important classical saints have served as the heavenly advocates for specific Muslim empires, nations, cities, towns, and villages. Visitation of graves is the best of all recommended (mustahabb) acts. 2, #10). This shows that it was a known and accepted truth among the Salaf that these categories of Awliya’ existed. Aulia's are the chosen friends of Allah. (10:62) Awliya will never worry for anything if anything happened that they disliked. If you regularly visit this site and wish to show your appreciation, or if you wish to see further development of Al-Islam.org, please donate online. Showing enmity to the friends of Allah is among the major sins. From ‘Ubada ibn Samit: “The Abdal in this community are thirty, their hearts like the heart of Ibrahim (asws) the Intimate of the All-Merciful. Since my childhood, each year on the 11th of Rabi Al Thaani, I have been attending the proceedings of the anniversary of the passing of Hazrat Ghawth-al-A'zam Syed Abdul Qadir Gilani (Jilani), Rahmatullahi-alayh (Mercy of Allah be on him), the Sultan of Awliya*, (friends of The Almighty) the "Royal Falcon" of the mystic way. Then, the said author adds that these miracles have no benefit and if there were any benefit, it only pertains to that time. As the veneration accorded saints often develops purely organically in Islamic climates, the Awliy… The Black Stone {al-hajar al-aswad}: This stone is situated in a corner of the Ka'bah, and the beginning and end of every tawaf {circumambulation of the Ka'bah} is determined by it. Books on Awliya Allah As per the Hadith of Bukhari, Muslim and others, there are three categories of people in Muslim Ummah. And it is incumbent upon Muslims to obliterate them whenever they have the opportunity to do so.7. They only occupy a country one after another, so blessed be the people of a land among whom are two Abdal. Of course, the prohibition of ziyarah for women is even more emphasized and the philosophy behind it is clear. The Shari’ah definition of a Wali is given by Allah in the following verse: Arabic: أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ, لَهُمُ الْبُشْرَىٰ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ ۚ لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ, Transliteration: 10.62; Those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil. The fact must be acknowledged that there is no Muslim country in which Muslims express reverence to a stone, regarding it as an intercessor, and if out of ignorance and heedlessness, some Muslims revere an old stone or tree, asking it for mercy, this practice must not be ascribed to Muslims in general. Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Be wary of the spiritual vision (firasa) of the believer, for indeed he sees by the Light of Allah.” [27], Similar to this is the hadith (reported through Anas and others) in which he ﷺ said: “Indeed, Allah has servants who know (the truth about people) through reading the signs (tawassum).”[28], 1. This indicates that this hierarchy of Awliya’ is not only occupied by men, but also by women. In the same manner, underground water can be obtained by the spade, wheelbarrow and bucket. The other case which the Wahhabis regard as sources of polytheism are charities {khayrat}, alms {sadaqat} and vows {nudhurat} given on behalf of the dead. For more examples, see Suyuti’s Hawi lil-Fatawi (2:251-55). They do not grief or fear. in which the death of the Prophet (s) has been treated equal with that of the awliya'. Aug 9, 2020 - Explore Islam and Hadith's board "Awliya Allah story" on Pinterest. We will quote in what follows Imam Shafi’i’s explanation of the Ghawth as being the Qutb, and this proves its being established and that they refer to one and the same thing, so know this. Posts about Awliya Allah written by Faiz. From Abu Hurayra: “Verily, there are supports (Awtad) for the masajid, whose sitting companions are the angels, seeking them out. 4. The Awliya’ of Allah take Allah the Almighty as their Supporter, while the Awliya’ of Shaytan chose to be the opponents of Allah. And whenever the people of the world benefit from his good deeds, meritorious rewards shall be granted to him. Awliya Allah, therefore, means Friends of Allah (swt). Another hadith which supports the meaning of many of the above narrations is related on the authority of Sa’d, which states: “Indeed, Allah supports this Ummah by their weak members, through their prayers, supplications, and sincerity,” and in another narration, “Is it not through the weak among the Ummah that you are granted provision and victory?”, 20. He is among the awliya‘ (those close to Allah). The commentator of this book thus writes: Starting from the top, the hierarchy is as follows: Imam Jalaluddin as-Suyuti (ra) wrote an essay in his collection of fatwas, al-Hawi lil-Fatawi, and So the hearts of the remaining Prophets and Angels and Awliya’ are to his heart like the light of the distant stars compared to the perfect light of the proximate Sun. Verily, the Awliya’ of Allah, no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve. This is known as general wilayah. 12. They do not curse anyone, or harm anyone, nor do they see themselves as being higher or nobler than anyone under them, or envy those above them. There are several other examples in the Qur’an of non-Prophets receiving "wahy," such as: Maryam (Q19:25), the mother of Musa and Harun (alayhim salam) (Q20:38, 28:7), and the disciples of Sayyidina ‘Isa (Q5:111). I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. Quran Says about Awliya Allah: “No doubt! THE AWLIYA ALLAH ARE ALIVE IN THEIR GRAVES. And the states of the Awtad are revealed to the elect. 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