Wednesday, February 3, 2010

About Awlia allah in quran and hadith

The special people of Allah Ta’ala are not Allah but they are not separate from Allah as well. Visiting the graves of the saints in the manner prescribed by the Sunnah and voicing our needs to them and requesting them to pray to Allah Ta’ala for us is not wrong. Prostrating to the graves (Sajdah )or circumambulating them (Tawaf ) or committing other such acts which are against the Shariah is objectionable. A Salik (the one traveling on the path of closeness to Allah Ta’ala) should take care that his actions/deeds do not go against the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). The way a Salik has great need for Dhikr (remembrance of Allah Ta’ala) and the recitation of the Holy Quran, in the same way, it is necessary for the Salik to keep going through the lives of the Auliya Allah.
Hadhrat Junaid Baghdadi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) was asked what is the benefit of the lives and incidents of the saints for the Salik. He said: Through the mention of the friends of Allah Ta’ala, the broken heart of the Salik becomes strong and rejuvenated and the Mercy of Allah Ta’ala descends with the mention of the Auliya Allah.
Hadhrat Shaykh Abu Ali Daqqaq (May Allah Ta’ala shower His Mercy on him) says: There are 2 benefits with the remembrance of the Men of Allah Ta’ala: If the Salik desires the Lord Almighty, then his determination and desire are increased and if any person is proud, then his pride is lessened and his claim to pride itself is uprooted. That person sees his sin as a sin and also realizes his inward blindness. 

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