Durwesh Abu-Muhammad Abdul-Haadi
Ahmed Raza Academy
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ll Praises are due to Allah
the All-Knowing, the All-Powerful, and Choicest Salaams and Salutation
upon His Beloved Rasool, the Habeeb, the Mustafa, Sayyiduna
Muhammad e, his illustrious Ahle-Bay’t, the noble Sahaba, the
dignified Awliya and eminent Ulama of his beloved Ummah.
May the Gracious Allah I
sanctify their Souls. Aameen.
O Allah I!
I sincerely thank You for granting this weak and insignificant servant the honor
of serving the Deen.
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Faatima, for her strenuous and dedicated effort in the typing and layout
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May Almighty Allah I
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and grant you courage to uphold the banner of the Ahle-Sunnah-wa-Jamaah. Aameen.
hough great precautions have been
taken in translating this book from the original Urdu text, which is
generally a very difficult task, it is hoped that the present translation is
free of errors. If there are any, then it is certainly not the errors of the
original works of the Great Mujaddid t
as his research is flawless. Please inform us of any errors.
The English medium cannot fully
express the richness of the Arabic, Persian and Urdu languages. In
trying to do justice with this translation, we tried to do our very best in
preserving the richness of the Urdu language and communicating the
teachings of the Great Imam t.
The concise and systematic arguments as found in the original book were fully
covered to the best of our ability.
We humbly request the reader to
adopt an unbiased approach and to read this book sincerely and accept the Truth
of Islam. We trust that the guidance of the Holy Quran, Sunnah and
comments of the illustrious Imams remove all clouds of doubts and
illuminate your hearts with the Light of Truth. More than a hundred years have
passed since the Great Imam and Aarif compiled this book
and to this day no one has come forward to refute its contents. Truth shall
always remain outstanding and dominant and falsehood shall always perish.
جاء الحق و زهق
he distinguished Prophets and
illustrious Awliya enjoy a very special proximity with Allah I
and are therefore, Divinely blessed to assist fellow creation. This assistance
can be of a spiritual or physical nature and can be rendered while they are
alive and even after their death. These Elite Servants of Allah I offer their help only by the Command of Almighty Allah I.
They do not do anything without the Consent of their Sublime Lord I and
are always obedient to Him I.
The Gracious Allah I
always Showers His Choicest Blessings on His special servants. He addresses them
as “His Friends” and no one can imagine or understand this Divinely
blessed relation between them. Allah I
States in a Hadith-al-Qudsi:
تحت قبائي لا
يعرفهم غيري *
are hidden in My Divine Garb and no one
There are numerous Ayahs
of the Holy Quran and other Ahadith that speaks about the
excellence and powers of the Ambiya and the Awliya. They are
Divinely appointed representatives and commissioned by Allah I
to perform special duties in His Kingdom. Since they are the distributors of the
Bounties of Allah I,
therefore to seek help from them is actually and in reality seeking the Help of Allah
This is so because they are not the enemies of Allah I
but the Friends of Allah I.
Unfortunately, the Wahabies
and Deobandies ignorantly oppose this help as Shirk and regard it
as an erroneous belief. This problem did not exist in the long past and peaceful
history of Islam. Ibne Abdul Wahab of Najd introduced it a few hundred
years ago. It was then imported to the Indo/Pak sub-continent and propagated by
the Deobandi/Tableeghi cult. This caused a great deal of confusion in the
Ummah and also divided the Muslim community. The Wahabi/Deobandi
scholars have written extensively and vehemently condemned the seeking of help
from anyone other than Allah I
as Shirk. They claim with
baseless proof that such help seeking is Shirk. To this day, many Muslims
are still confused on this subject and some have adopted this Wahabi/Deobandi
belief in sheer ignorance.
Many Ahle-Sunnah scholars
have refuted this corrupt belief in their respected capacities. Similarly, a
question was posed in 1311 Hijri (1893) to the Great Mujaddid and
Aarif of Allah, Ala’Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza Al-Qaadiri Barkaati Muhaddith
in this regards. It was the noble nature of the multi-faceted Imam to
answer all inquires in the language addressed to him. This question
was posed in the Urdu language, and hence, the Imam replied in Urdu.
Since he was a Mujaddid (Revivalist) and an extraordinary genius of this
era, he compiled a very scholastic answer in light of the Holy Quran, Hadith
and proofs from the illustrious Jurists of Islam. No intellectual or
scholar can dare to reject or refute it.
There were three unique qualities
about the books of Imam Ahmad Raza t.
Firstly, the contents are encyclopedic. They are set out in a
sequence of collaborated facts that finds a unique place in the library of
Religious Sciences as well as it will be an armory of the faithful layman. Secondly,
the title name of each book clearly speaks of the subject matter and contents. Thirdly,
the name of every book can give the reader an indication of the year it was
written. Each book was named on the principles of the numerical key “Abjad
Hawwaz etc.” that is, all the title names are “Ismut-Taaree’kh”
or based on Numerology. Hence the numerical value of the title will total to the
year in which it was written. For example, in this case, the great Mujaddid
named this book بركلت
الاستمداد which means, Good fortune Help from the
Solicitors of Divine Support. The title informs us of the contents and
subject matter of the book. If the numerical value of each alphabet is taken, it will total to 1311,
the year of compilation, which is 1311 A.H.
Ala’Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza
has fulfilled the obligation entrusted to his Holiness. Evidence and recognition
of the Noble Imam being a Mujaddid is conclusive in his
unfaltering stance against falsehood. The treatise before the reader is only a
glimpse of the Imam’s literary contribution to the Ummah in
disseminating his oceanic spectrum of Divinely Blessed Knowledge (Ilme-Ladunni).
His insight in matters will always shine forth over the descendents of
generations still to come.
The Imam Ahmad Raza Academy
proudly presents the Beacons of Hope in English as a service to A’la
and for the benefit of the Muslim public. Read along and strengthen your Emaan
and we are certain that many misled souls will be saved from the deceit of the
venomous Wahabi/Deobandi spell. This treatise demolishes another spoke in
the wheel of deception of the Wahabi/Deobandi who constantly direct a
conspiracy against the innocent Muslim. The concept of Tawassul and Isti’aanat
is gifted to the reader.
We pray that Almighty Allah
leads us on the righteous Sunni Path and save us from the deception of
the Wahabies and Deobandies. Aameen.
inquiry came to the great Mujaddid Imam Ahmed Raza Al-Qaadiri t
from Ahmad Nabi Khan of Mohalla Shabaazpura Saheswan on the 14th Shabaan
Al- Mo'azzam 1311 Hijri.
is the ruling of the Ulama of Deen regarding the Ayah
إياك نستعين A person interprets this Ayah saying that it is Shirk (Polytheism) to seek assistance from anyone other than Allah U. He quotes the following:
Look at the Hasr
(restrictions) of the pure Deen, that it is not permissible to seek assistance
from other than Allah U.
He also quotes the
beliefs of the illustrious Sufiyya as follows:
Saadi Shiraazi t held the same
belief. Hence, he states:
There is none besides You that can assist me and it is You
Who forgives the sins of the servants.
Hadrat Moulana Nizaami Ganjawi
also says the same in his Du’a:
O Master! Oh Bestower of excellence! It is only You Who
can help me and save me.
also quotes an interesting and thought-provoking incident of Sheikh Sufyaan
recorded in Toh'fatul-Aashikeen. One day, while performing Salaah,
Sheikh Sufyaan Thouri t
fell unconscious while reciting the Ayah إياك
نستعين. When he gained consciousness
he said: “I must be the most disrespectful person to ask assistance from
other than Allah U
while the Sublime Lord U states, إياك
He then quotes a similar incident of Sayyiduna Nabi Ibraheem u concerning the Ayah إني وجهت وجهي للذي. He says that there are numerous other Ayahs, Ahadith and sayings of the Ulama and Sufiyya that reject seeking assistance from creation.
I hereby request of your august self of a refutation of this belief. Your
answer must be based according to the quotations presented, Quran with Quran,
Hadith with Hadith and sayings of Sufiyya with sayings of Sufiyya.
Your answers should have literal meanings.
Solicitor of Hope
Sheikh Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani t)
اعظم غوث و
محمد وآله و
صحبه أجمعين *
every Muslim believes in the Ayahs of the Holy Quran. The
statements of Hadrat Moulana Saadi t
and Moulana Nizaami t
are all correct and true but the misled and corrupt try to deduce erroneous
beliefs from them. This will never happen, as truth will always prevail.
has no relevance in the matter concerned. This Ayah speaks of
concentration in worship, that is: “I turn (concentrate) to Him Who Created
the skies and earth”.
It does not refer to absolute concentration that includes seeking assistance
from the Prophets and Awliya. Jalalain Shareef commentates on this
Ayah as follows:
له ما تعبد قال
إني وجهت وجهي
Kuffaar asked Sayyiduna Ibraheem u, “Whom do you worship?” He replied, “I turn to Him with my
the skies and earth”.
take the meaning of “absolute concentration” in this Ayah then
it will be Shirk to face and talk to anyone. The Qibla (direction)
is also not Allah U but the Quran Orders:
وجوهكم شطره *
Wherever you are, turn your face to the direction of the Qibla.
forbid! This will be a command of Shirk according to the Wahabies.
The Ayah إياك نستعين and the Du’as of assistance of Saadi t and Nizaami t are directed to Almighty Allah U and do not reject the seeking of assistance absolutely. There is no doubt about the reality these and every excellence. In fact, the mere existence is all from the Unique Creator of the Universe.
The reality of assistance is that Allah U must be regarded as the All- Powerful, the Sovereign, the Absolute, the Non-dependent and Infinite Affluent. He has the Power to independently do as He pleases. It is the belief of every Muslim that to attribute these unique qualities to anyone other than Allah U is Shirk. Surely, no Muslim will attribute this to anyone, other than Allah U. In fact, he regards certain creations as a medium or Waseela to achieve blessings and fulfillment of desires. This is certainly correct and in order. Allah U Himself Orders in the Holy Quran:
وابتغوا إليه الوسيلة *
Waseela towards Allah U.
this we understand that إياك
does not reject the seeking of assistance from other than Allah U.
Similarly, in the reality of existence, it is only Allah U Who exists without assistance and birth. Then how can it be Shirk
if we believe in our existence by His Divine Grace?
حقائق الأشياء ثابتة
The reality of things is established.
is a basic and fundamental article of faith in Islam. Likewise, is the
state of the reality of knowledge. Only Allah U
Possesses Absolute and Personal Knowledge and none of His creation possesses the
same. All of creation seek from Him and are dependent on Allah U to inspire them with knowledge. So, if we call a knowledgeable person
an Aalim or seek knowledge from an Aalim, is it Shirk? This
is not so unless both Allah U
and an Aalim be regarded as the same in status. Allah U Himself Addresses His servants in the Holy Quran as Aleem
and Ulama. Almighty Allah U
refers to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
in this Ayah:
The Nabi r
teaches them the Kitaab and wisdom.
The same is the situation of seeking assistance (استعانت) because the intention is to use a beloved of Allah U as a Waseela to beg for His Mercy and Bounties. There is no prohibition in this act because only the creation can be a Waseela and not Allah U. A Waseela is used to reach someone higher. Who is higher than Allah U, that his Waseela is to be used? Who is above Him to fulfill desires and ambitions? Allah U is pure from being used as a Waseela because nothing is higher than He is. Therefore, it is stated in the Hadith Shareef that a Bedouin came before the Holy Prophet r and said, "Ya Rasoolullah r! We make you a Shafee (intercessor) in the Court of Allah U and present Allah U to you as a Shafee (intercessor)". The Beloved Prophet r was very displeased with this and repeated سبحان الله سبحان الله for a long time and replied:
ويحك! انه لايستفشع بالله على أحد شأن الله اعظم من ذالك *
جبير بن مطعم
رضى الله عنه
You do not present Allah U
to anyone as an intercessor. The Integrity of Allah U is way superior to this.
seeks that assistance from the Ambiya and Awliya that if the same
is sought from Allah U it will earn the displeasure of Allah U
and His Rasool r.
It is an insult to the Divine Integrity of Allah U to
seek this form of assistance. The truth is that if anyone has faith and Imaan
in such forms of assistance from Allah U
(to regard Allah U
as a Shafee), he will become a Kaafir. What can be said about the
stupidity and ignorance of the idiots who have no respect for Allah U, no fear of Rasoolullah r
and no regard for Imaan? They ignorantly include this assistance with إياك
They include this with that which is impossible for Allah U and make it exclusive to Him. One idiot said:
that you cannot get from Allah U
that you ask
I (Imam Ahmed Raza) reply
use the Tawassul (intercession) of Allah U
is what we seek from the Awliya.
present the Tawassul of Awliya in the Divine Court of Allah
our needs so that it may not be rejected. In the Holy Quran, Allah U
answers this idiotic question and rejection as follows:
و لو انهم إذ ظلموا أنفسهم جاءوك فاستغفروا الله واستغفر لهم
لوجدوا الله توابا
presence, then seek repentance from Allah U
and the Rasool r
also asks for their forgiveness. Then, they
indeed find Allah U Most Forgiving and Compassionate.
Himself not forgive? Why then does Allah U say,
"O Prophet r!
They must come to your presence and you seek forgiveness for them from Allah U.
Then only will they achieve the gift of forgiveness from Allah U.” This
is actually our motive but these people do not have the mentality to understand.
For Allah's U Sake, have justice! Does the Ayah إياك نستعين refer to seeking absolute assistance from Allah U only, and is seeking assistance only from only Prophets and Awliya regarded as Shirk? Are the Prophets and Awliya only not Allah U? So according to the Wahabies, besides the Prophets and the Awliya, the rest of the creation are Allah U, or the is the Ayah as it takes the name of these two groups that it is Shirk to seek any aid from them and permissible (to seek assistance) from the rest?
It is not so! If seeking assistance is limited absolutely only to Allah U and forbidden from His creation, then whatever form of aid is sort from anyone other than Allah U will always be Shirk. Whether it be from human beings or animals, dead or alive, person or attribute, action or condition, they are all other than Allah U. Now, what is your answer to the Ayah-e-Kareema where Almighty Allah U States:
Seek help from Sabr (patience) and Salaah.
(regarded as) Allah U that you are ordered to seek assistance from it or is Salaah
(regarded as) Allah U that we are ordered to seek aid from it?
States in another Ayah:
و تعاونوا على البرّ و التقوى *
Assist one another in good deeds and piety.
If it is absolutely impossible to receive any help from other than Allah U,
then what is the meaning of this Command of Allah U?
If it is possible to get assistance from them, then why does the stomach pain?
are countless Ahadith that clearly command the seeking of assistance from
things other than Allah U.
I will list a few here:
all these things the “Lord” of the Wahabies, that it is commanded to
seek assistance from them? If you cannot remember these Ahadith, then
listen to them from me.
و النسائى عن
عنه عن النبي
والروحة و شيئ
من الدلجة *
Abu-Hurayra t narrates from Sayyiduna
r “Seek Assistance from the morning,
and close to the morning (Tahajjud) prayers”.
Hadith no. 2 and 3
الترمدى عن ابوهريره و عن ابن عبّاس رضى الله تعالى عنهم عن النبى صلى الله
عليه و سلّم
على حفظك *
Ibne Abbas t narrates from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
“Assist your memory by making notations”. (Tirmidi)
Hadith no. 4
عن ابن عبّاس
تعالى عنه عن
عليه و سلّم
t, Haakim t and Tabraani t state in Al-Kabeer and Bayhaqi t
states in Shou'bul-Imaan, that Sayyiduna
Abbaas t narrates from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r,
assistance from Sehri for the days fast and from
the nights Ibadah”. (Ibne-Maaja)
Hadith no. 5
عبد الله ابن
عن النبي صلى
عليه و سلّم
Daylami t in Musnadul-Firdous directly narrates from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Omar
t who reports from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
that, “Assist your Rizq by giving charity”. (Daylami)
Hadith no. 6
عدى في الكامل
عن انس ابن
مالك رضى الله
تعالى عنه عن
كثرت ثيابها و
Ibne-Adi t records in Al-Kaamil that Sayyiduna Anas ibne Maalik t
narrates from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
“Assist yourself by not giving your women excessive clothing when she sits at
home. If women get many clothes then she would like
dress up and leave her home to display her garb”.
Hadith no. 7, 8, 9 and 10
وابن عدى و أبو
معاذ ابن جبل و
الخطيب عن ابن
عنهم عن النبي
تعالى عليه و
in Al-Kabeer, Aqeeli t,
and Abu-Na’eem t
in Hilya, Imam Bayhaqi t
in Shou'bul-Imaan narrates from Sayyiduna Mu'aaz ibne Jabal t. Khateeb t narrates from Ibne Abbaas t
and Khal'ee t
in his Fawaa'id narrates from Ameeril Moh'mineen Sayyiduna Ali Al-Murtudah t.
narrates from Ameeril Moh'mineen Sayyiduna
Al-Farooq t the Beloved Nabi r
intentions are in keeping them a secret. So assist
from not exposing those secrets”.
10 Ahadith refer to seeking help from actions (أفعال).
Now, I will quote 20 Ahadith relating to seeking help from persons
so that the total will be 30 Ahadith.
Hadith no. 11
Imam Abu-Da'ood t
and Imam Ibne Maaja t
with a Sanad-e-Sahih narrates from Ummul-Moh'mineen Sayyidah Ayesha
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
We do not seek any help from the Mushrik.
(seeking help) was also forbidden from a Muslim, then why does the Hadith
specify the Mushrik? Sayyiduna Omar Al-Farooq t
had a Christian slave Watheeq, who was very trustworthy regarding worldly
matters. Ameeril-Moh'mineen t
once said to him:
استعن بك على
Become a Muslim so that I may seek your assistance with
the Amana (entrusted monies) of the Muslim.
He refused and Sayyiduna Omar
said, “We will not seek any help from a Kaafir”.
Hadith no. 12
in Taaree'kh narrates from Sayyiduna Habeeb bin Yasaaf t that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
على المشركين *
We do not seek assistance from the Mushrik in
matters regarding the Mushrik.
Hadith no. 13
recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and Sunan-e-Nisaa'ee that
a few Arab tribes came for some assistance from the Prophet of Allah r,
who assisted them.
انس رضى الله
تعالى عنه انّ
عليه و سلّم
اتاه رعل و
ذكوان و عصية و
عليه و سلّم *
Anas t narrates from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
clans of Ri'al, Zakwaan, Asiyyah and Banu Lahyaan came to him. They professed of
their Islam and sought assistance for their families from the Prophet of Allah r,
Hadith no. 14
Muslim, Abu-Da'ood, Ibne Maaja
and Tabraani in Muh’jam-e-Kabeer narrate from Sayyiduna
Rabee'ah bin Kaab Aslami t that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
once said to him (Kaab Aslami): “Ask what you desire and I will
give it to you”. I said, “I ask of you that I be in your
company in Jannah”. The Beloved Nabi r
replied, “Is there anything else you desire?” I said, “That
is all I desire”. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r said, “Assist me by making excessive Sojood”.
كنت أبيت مع
رسول الله صلى
عليه و سلّم
فقال لي سل و لفظ الطبراني فقال يوما يا ربيعه! سلني فاعطيك ، رجعنا الى لفظ مسلم ، قال فقلت ، اسئالك مرافقتك في الجنة ، قال أوغير ذاك؟ قلت هو ذالك قال فاعنّي على نفسك بكثرت السجود *
says that “I always spent the nights
Prophet of Allah r. One night, I presented water to
Istinja and Wudu. He r said to me, ‘Ask!’
and the words
of Tabraani are,
Rabee'ah! Ask me what you desire and I will grant you’.
back to the words of Sahih Muslim,
(Rabee'ah) asked, ‘I seek your company in Jannah’.
Prophet of Allah r
asked, ‘Is there any other request?’
replied, ‘That is all I desire’ The Beloved r then replied,
you assist me by making excessive Sojood’”.
Alhamdulillah! Every word of this Sahih Hadith Shareef refutes the false Wahabi belief. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r said اعنّى, “assist me” and this is called Isti'aanat.
Another important fact is that the Beloved Prophet
of Allah r said
you desire”. This command has no restrictions or limitations. It is a
general option to ask for anything. It is explicitly clear from this Sahih
Hadith that Almighty Allah U
has blessed Sayyiduna Rasoolullah
with the authority to grant the desire of this world and the Akhirah.
Why would the Nabi r say Sal "Ask" unconditionally if he did not possess the authority to grant desires? Surely a Prophet of Allah r will not declare or claim any quality that is exclusive to Allah U. This will be Shirk on his part. Is a Prophet sent by Allah U to abolish Shirk or to establish it? It is so unfortunate that the Wahabies cannot understand a clear and simple Sahih Hadith.
Sheikh-e-Muhaqqiq Allama Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlawi t states in his commentary of Mishkaat Shareef under the above Hadith Shareef:
(ask) is an unconditional question. There are no limitations or restrictions
attached to it. This is to
that it is within the power and authority
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r to grant the desire. Whatever
whomever the Nabi r desires, he can grant it, by
Permission of Allah U
Imam Sharfudeen Boseeri
in his famous Qasidah Burdah, states:
و من علومك
علم اللوح و
and the Akhirah, comprises of his r
generosity. And the knowledge of the Lauh and Qalam is from his r knowledge.
Allama Mulla Ali Qaari
in his Mirqaat Shar’ha Mishkaat, states:
يؤخذ من إطلاقه صلى الله تعالى و آله و سلّم الأمر بالسوال
انّ الله تعالى مكّنه من اعطاء كلّ ما اراد من خزائن الحق *
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r ordered to ask unconditionally, signals that Allah U
has granted power to His Beloved Nabi r
to give whatever he wishes from the Treasury of Allah U.
He then writes:
و ذكر ابن سبع في خصائصه و غيره انّ الله تعالى اقطعه ارض الجنّة
منها ماشآء من
Ibne-Sab'ah t and other Ulama have mentioned
exclusivity of the Holy Prophet r
that Allah U
has granted Jannah to His Beloved Nabi r
as his estate so that
give whatever to whomever he desires.
Imam-e-Ajal Sayyidi Ibne Hajr
in his Jo'haral-Munazzam, states:
تعالى عليه و
كرمه و موائد
نعمه طوع يديه
و تحت ارادته
يعطى منها من
يشآء و يمنع من
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r is the Khalifa (representative)
of Allah U.
Almighty Allah U
has entrusted the Treasury of
Mercies and Bounties under the command of His Beloved Nabi's r
hands. His Nabi r may grant from it to whom he
and not give to whom he pleases.
are numerous explanatory notes of the A'imma, Ulama, Awliya and Mystics
on this subject. One may read my Kitaab,
سلطنت المصطفى في ملكوت كلّ الوراى (1297 Hijri) if one desires the Noor to enlighten one’s insight of Imaan by understanding the truth.
Sayyiduna Ra'beeh bin Kaab t himself asked the Beloved Prophet r for Jannah when he requested:
اسئالك مرافقتك في الجنة *
Rasoolullah r! I request of your company in Jannah.
I compiled a book اكمال
(1311 Hijri) in reply to
a similar question that came from Delhi. With the Mercy of Allah U,
I have presented 360 Ayaat and Ahadith as proof refuting the claim
of the Wahabies. According to the Wahabi corrupt beliefs,
all the Angels and Prophets to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
and even Almighty Allah U are not safe from Shirk. These corrupt beliefs are found in
their books and I have refuted them with authentic proofs from the Holy
Quraan, Hadith Shareef and teachings of the illustrious Scholars of Islam.
Hadith nos. 15 to 28
In these following 14 Ahadith,
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r states:
اطلبوا الخير عند حسان الوجوه *
في لفظ اطلبوا
حسان الوجوه *
و في لفظ اطلبوا الحاجات عند حسان الوجوه *
حسان الوجوه *
و في لفظ اذا طلبتم الحاجات فاطلبوها عند حسان الوجوه *
فان قضى حاجتك
طلق وان ردّك
ردّك بوجه طلق
That, a handsome person will smilingly fulfill or reject
Source of Hadith no. 15
ابوبكر بن ابى
وابو يعلى في
وابن عساكر عن
Hadith is recorded by Imam Bukhari t
in Taaree’kh, Abu-Bakr bin Abi-Duniya t
in Qada-e-Hawaa'ij, Abu-Yah'li t
in Musnad, Tabraani t
in Kabeer, Aqeeli t,
Ibne Adi t
and Bayhaqi t
in Shoubul-Emaan and Ibne Asakir t
narrates from Ummul-Moh'mineen Sayyadah Ayesha Siddiqah رضى
of Hadith no. 16
عبد بن حميد في
عدى في الكامل
عبد الله بن
تعالى عنهما *
bin Hameed t
records in his Musnad, Ibne Habbaan t
in Do'afa and Ibne Adi t
in Kaamil and Salafi t
in Tou'riyaat narrates this Hadith from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Omar
Source of Hadith no. 17
و ابن عساكر وكذا الخطيب في تاريخهما عن انس ابن مالك بلفظ التمسوا *
and Ibne Asakir t and Khateeb t both record in their
Taaree’kh and narrate from Sayyiduna Anas ibne Maalik t
with the word "Iltamaso".
Source of Hadith no. 18
عن جابر بن
And it is
recorded by Tabraani t in Al-Awsat, Al-Aqeeli t
in Ah'talaal-al-Qoloob, Imam Tamaam t
in his Fawaa'id, Abu-Sahal Abdus Samad bin Abdur Rahmaan Baz'zaar t in his Jaza and Sahibul-Mahru'waaniyaat
from Sayyiduna Jaabir bin Abdullah t
Source of Hadith no. 19
رواية مالك عن
Dara-Qutni t records in Afraad with the word "Ib'tagho", Al-Aqeeli t
and Ibne Abi-Duniya t
in Qada-e-Hawaa'ij, Tabraani t
in Awsat, Tamaam and Khateeb t
with the narrations of Maalik t,
narrate from Sayyiduna
Source of Hadith no. 20
وابن النجار في تاريخه عن أمير المؤمنين على المرتضى *
in his Taaree’kh narrates from
Sayyiduna Ali Al-Murtudah t
Source of Hadith no. 21
عن بزيد بن
خصيفه عن ابيه
Tabraani t in Kabeer narrates from Sayyiduna Yazeed bin Husayfa t
who narrates from his father and he narrates from his father Abi-Husayfa t
with the word "Iltamaso"
Source of Hadith no. 22
وتمام في الفوائد عن أبى بكرة *
Tamaam t in his Fawaa’id narrates
Sayyiduna Abu-Bikrah t
Source of Hadith no. 23
خاصة عن ابن
Khateeb t and Tamaam t with the word "Iltamaso", Bayhaqi t
in Shoubul-Imaan and Tabraani t
in Kabeer narrate from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Abbaas t . The last Muhaddith (Tabraani) specifically narrates this Hadith from
Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Abbaas t
with a second word.
Source of Hadith no. 24
وابن عدى عن ام المؤمنين باللفظ الثالث واخرجه ابن عدىفى الكامل والبيهقى فى الشعب عن عبدالله بن جواد باللفظ الرابع *
Adi t narrates from Ummul-Moh'mineen Sayyadah Ayesha Siddiqah رضى
with a third word which
Ibne Adi t
records in Kaamil and Bayhaqi t
in Shoubul-Imaan narrates from Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Jawaad t with a fourth word.
Source of Hadith no. 25
بن منيع فى
يزيد عن ابيه
bin Maneeh t in his Musnad narrates from Hijjaaj bin Yazeed t
who narrates from his
t with a fifth word.
May Allah U be pleased with all of them. These quotations were all from the
authentic books of Hadith Shareef (Musnads).
Source of Hadith no. 26
بن ابىشيبة فى
مصنفه عن ابن
Abu-Bakr bin Ibne-Shaybah t
in his Musannaf narrates
Sayyiduna Ibne Mus'ab Al-Ansaari t
Source of Hadith no. 27
And Ata t
Source of Hadith no. 28
وعن الزهرى مرسلات *
Zahri t narrates. These Ahadith
Imam Haafiz Jalaaludeen Suyuti
الحديث فى نقدي حسن صحيح *
According to my understanding, this Hadith is Hasan
Sahih (approved and sound).
Imam Ahmad Raza
و قوله هذا
لاشك حسن صحيح
فقد بلغ حدّ
I say that
that there is no doubt in the comment of Imam Jalaludeen Suyuti t
that the Hadith is Hasan Sahih because its
has reached the stage of Tawatur (recurrence), and hence, it will be given
preference over Ra'ee (views).
scholarly argument and references of Ala'Hadrat Imam Hafiz Ahmed Raza Al-Qaadiri
Barkaati t gives the reader a clear picture of his vast encyclopedic and Divinely
blessed knowledge. Almighty Allah U
certainly decorated this Mujaddid with Ilme-Ladunni. He was an incredible genius
with a deep insight in every science of knowledge, especially of the Holy Quran,
Hadith Shareef and Fiqah. Have you ever seen or read a scholastic approach by
any scholar with such great perspicacity and detailed references? May the
Merciful Allah U
sanctify his soul Aameen.
Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Rawaha
or Sayyiduna Has’saan ibne Thaabit t
هو من يطلب
ممن زين الله
وجه بصباحة *
heard our Nabi r
say that it is the tranquility of
seekers. He said, "Seek your desires from those whose
Allah U has beautified with fairness and attraction”.
(Narrated by Imam Al-Askari)
Hadith no. 29
Seek excellence from the tender-hearted people of my Ummah. Live close to them because you will find my mercy in them.
It is stated in another Hadith:
في لفظ اطلبوا
Seek your desires from the tender-hearted persons of
my Ummah, you will receive sustenance and
fulfillment of desires.
Another Hadith states:
في لفظ قال صلى
يقول الله عزّ
و جلّ اطلبوا
فيهم رحمتي *
Glorious Allah U States, "Ask for excellence from My kind-hearted servants. Enjoy
life in their company because
have left My mercy with them”.
The sources and chain of
narrators of the above Hadith Shareef are as follows:
ابن حبّان و
مسند الشهاب و
التاريخ و ابو
عن ابى سعيد
is recorded by Ibne Habbaan t
and Khara'iti t
in Makarimul-Akhlaaq, Qada'ee t
in Musnad-e-Shihaab, Haakim t
in Taaree’kh and Abul-Hasan Mousali t.
word, it is recorded by Aqeeli t
and Tabraani t
Awsat and with the third word Aqeeli t
reports. All of
narrate from Sayyiduna Abu-Saeed Al-Khudri t.
Hadith no. 30
Ask my tender-hearted followers for virtues and charity.
Live in peace in their company.
وجهه الاسنى *
Hadith Shareef is recorded by Haakim t
in Mustadrak and narrated from Sayyiduna Ali Al-Murtudah t
Where are the eyes of justice? Look at the clarity of these 17 Ahadith with Imaan. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r distinctly orders us to seek assistance (استعانت), virtues and excellence from the kind-hearted servants of his Ummah. They will happily fulfill your desires. Request from them sustenance and they will give it to you. They will grant you your desires. There is peace and tranquility in their company. There is joy to live with them. O Allah U! What is the meaning of Isti'aanat and what Isti'aanat is greater than this? Who are more soft-hearted than the Awliya in this Ummah that Isti'aanat from them will be recommended so that to seek assistance from them will be ordered?
Alhamdullilah! The sun of truth has
unveiled itself with great brightness towards which the kind Rasool r
of the Affectionate Lord U
calls the Ummah.
If you are Haraam, so be it!
All Praise is due to Allah U! By His Mercy, as promised, I have presented 30 Ahadith. I would like to present another three to make it an odd number (33) because the Hadith Shareef says that Allah U loves an odd number.
Hadith no. 31
شيئاً او اراد
عوناً و هو
بارضٍ ليس بها
يا عباد الله!
اعينوني ، يا
اعينوني ، يا
anyone of you loses something and require help in a remote place where there is
no help, then call out: “O servants of Allah! Assist me! O servants of Allah!
Assist me! O servants of Allah! Assist me!” because there are some servants of
that you cannot see.
رواه الطبراني عن عتبه بن غزوان رضى الله تعالى عنه *
Tabraani t narrates this Hadith Shareef from Sayyiduna Otba bin Ghazwaan t.
Hadith no. 32
states that when your animal runs away in the jungle then this is how you (seek
يا عباد الله!
Call out, “O servants of Allah! Catch it (the animal)”.
السّني عن عبد
t narrates this Hadith Shareef from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Mas'ood t
Hadith no 33
teaches how to call out:
اعينوا يا عباد الله ! *
ابن ابىشيبة و
Abi-Shaybah t and Bazaar t narrates this Hadith Shareef from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Abbaas t
The above Ahadith were narrated by
three Sahaba and are fully accepted by all the illustrious Ulama
of the past. One can read a more detailed explanation on this subject and
understand the true meaning and wisdom of these Ahadith explained in my Kitaab,
انهار الأنوار من يم الصلوة الأسرار (1305 Hijri). In this Kitaab I have also explained the Imaan brightening Hadith Shareef, يا محمد ! انى توجّهت بك الى ربي الخ. This is the most famous, explicit, Sahih and greatest Hadith Shareef on the subject of Isti'aanat. The noble Imams of Deen always use this Hadith Shareef in their arguments to establish the permissibility of Isti'aanat. In the above Kitaab, I have explained this Hadith Shareef in great detail and deliberately left it out here because of fear that this answer becoming too lengthy.
Patron of the Poor
Khaja Ghareeb Nawaaz t)
OPINION OF THE
are hundreds of comment and proofs of the Ahle-Sunnat A'imma and Ulama
found in numerous Kitaabs on this subject. These were presented to the Wahabies
on numerous occasions. They have seen it, read it, heard it and understood it
but to this day, failed to accept or answer to it. Insha-Allah! They will
not be able to answer these till Qiyamah.
I will present a list of the names of great Imams and Ulama along
with their undisputed and authentic Kitaabs in which they have proven the
legality of Isti'aanat.
by Imam Allama Mujtahid Fahama Sayyidi
Taqi-ud-deen Ali bin Abdul-Kaafi Subki t
Kitaabul-Azkaar by Imam-e-Ajal Sayyidi Abu-Zakariyyah Nawawi t
3. Ahya-ul-Uloom etc. by Imamul-Anaam Hujjatul-Islam Qutbul-Wajood
Muhammad Al-Ghazaali t
6. Nashrul-Mohasin by Imam-e-Ajal Arife-Billah Faqee-e-Muhaqqiq Abdullah
bin Asad Yafa'ee t
Hisne-Haseen by Imam Shamsudeen Abul-Khair ibne Jazri t
8. Mud'khal by Imam Ibnul-Haaj Muhammad Abdari Makki t
9. Mawahibul-Ladinnayah and
Manhe-Muhammadiyyah by Imam Ahmad Qastalaani t
11. Afdalul-Qura li Qira-Ummul-Qura,
Oqoodul-Jimaam by Imam Arife-Billah Sayyidi Ibne-Hajr Makki t
Mizaan-e-Shareeat-e-Kubra by Imam-e-Ajal
Arife-Billah Abdul Wah’haab
15. Hirze-Thameen by Imam Muhaddith Mullah Ali Qaari
Majma'ul Bihaarul-Amwaar by Imam Allama Taahir Fatnit
Majma'ol Barkaat and
Madarijun-Nobuwwah etc. by Imam Sheikh-ush Shoyuokhe
Ulama-e-Hind Muhaqqiq Abdul Haqq Muhadith Dehlawi t
Fatawa-e-Khairiyyah by Imam Allama Khairul-ud-Deen Ramli t
Maraqi'ul Falah by Imam Hasan Wafa'ee Sharambalani t
Matale'ul Masarrat by Imam Allama Faasi t
Sharha-Mawahib by Imam Allama Muhammad Zurqani t
Naseemur-Riyaad by Imam Allama Shahaabudeen Khafaajit
are too many other references of the Ulama-e-Kiraam and Sa’daat
of Islam to mention. Their proofs and explanations of the legality of Isti'aanat
echoes on the earth and in the skies. If one does not possess the knowledge
to read and understand these books in Arabic then why not read and understand Tas'heeh-ul-Masaa'il,
Saifuj-Jab’baar and Bawariq-e-Muhammadiyyah by Taajul-Fohool
Allama Fadle-Rasool Uthmaani Badayooni t?
These books are written the Urdu and Farsi language and are simple
to understand. They were specifically written in refutation of the corrupt Wahabi
beliefs on the subject of Isti'aanat. They were published numerous
times and are easily available. These books have alerted and brightened the
hearts of the true Believers and destroyed the sinister motives and conspiracy
of the notorious Wahabies. I would also like to specifically refer to the
excellent Kitaab, Foyood-e-Arwah-e-Quds in which hundreds of
proofs of the Azeeziyyah family are mentioned.
For more information on this
subject, my following Kitaabs may also be consulted,
فى حلّ نداء
I have time and again dealt with this subject in the above Kitaabs with proofs and references from the distinguished Imams and Ulama of Islam. It is not necessary for me to repeat them here. There is a library full of references from Sheikh-e-Muhaqqiq Moulana Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlawi t, Imam Allama Muhaddith Mullah Ali Qaari Makki t and Imam Shamsul-Ulama Allama Ibne-Hajar Makki t and other Ulama and Awliya concerning Hadith no 14.
In reality, there is an ocean of information on the legality of Isti'aanat. What can be said about the dirty eyes that cannot see the vast ocean? The Wahabi should soberly look at Sheikh-e-Muhaqqiq Moulana Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlawi's t translation of Mish'kaat Shareef. He gives the reference of the eminent Awliya-Allah and comments:
The Masha'ikh-e-Ahle-Kashf have vastly commented on the seeking of Istimdaad and Isti'aanat from the souls of the
Awliya-e-Kaamileen. These are all outside the category of Hasr.
It is not necessary to mention here all that appears in their
Kitaabs and that which is agreed between them. The arrogant rejecters (Wahabies) are stubborn and will not benefit from it.
May Allah U protect us from such arrogance. Aameen!
is Great! These Wahabies have become so unfortunate and blind that they
cannot see for themselves and benefit from the teachings of great Ulama
and Orafa of Islam. The reality of the matter is that it is
exactly the same. If one does not agree with me, then try to convince them by
yourself. Let alone all these references, I will test their Imaan with
only one quotation of the beloved son of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r,
who is the Fountain of Excellence, Axis of the Awliya-Allah U, Pivot of the Abdaal, Master of the Afraad, Treasury of
Secrets, Ocean of Wisdom, Imam of Shari’ah and the Brilliant Sun
of Haqiqah, Qubtul-Aqtaab, Sayyiduna Ghousal-A’zam Sayyid Sheikh
Abu-Muhammad Abdul-Qaadir Hasani Husaini Jilaani Baghdadi t.
This quotation is not recorded in any ordinary Kitaab by
any unknown author. Great and illustrious Imams and Awliya of this
Ummah record this in their famous Kitaabs. They are:
Imam-e-Ajal Arife-Billah Muhaddith Faqhi Sayyiduna Imam Abul-Hasan
Noorudeen Ali bin Jareer Lakh'mi Shat’nooni t
in his Bahjatul-Asraar Shareef.
Sheikhul-Foqaha Fardul-Orafa Sayyiduna Imam Abdullah bin As'ad Yafa'ee Shafa'ee
Makki t in his Khulasatul-Mafakhir.
Muhaddith-e-Kabeer Sheikhul-Haram Moulana Mullah Ali Qaari
Hanafi Al-Hirwi Makki t in his
Jaleelush-Sharf Moulana Abul-Ma'aali Qaaderi t
in his Tohfa-e-Qaaderiyyah.
Muhaqqiq Faqi Arif-e-Nabeel Imam Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlawi t
in his Akhbaar-al-Akhyaar and Zubdatul-Aa'thaar.
افاض علينا من
The great Ghous, Sayyiduna
Sheikh Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani t,
من استغاث بي في كربة كشفت عنه ، و من ناداني باسمي في شدة فرّجت عنه ، من توسّل بي إلى الله في حاجة قضيت حاجته ، من صلّى ركعتين يقرء في كلّ ركعة بعد الفاتحة سورة الإخلاص احدى عشرة مرّة ثمّ يصلّى و يسلّم على النبي صلى الله تعالى عليه و سلّم بعد السلام من التشهّداحدى عشر ة مرّة و يذكره ثمّ يخطوا الى جهة العراق إحدى عشرة خطوة و يذكر اسمي و يذكر حاجته فانّها تقضى بإذن الله تعالى
calls out to me in times of difficulties, it will be removed. If anyone takes my
name at times of hardship and calls out, the hardship will be eased. And if
anyone presents my Waseela in the Court of Allah U
and makes Du’a, his desires will be fulfilled. If anyone performs two Rakaats
of Salaah and recites Sura Ikhlaas eleven times after Sura Fateha in both
Rakaats, then terminates the Salaah with Salaam and remembers Sayyiduna
Rasoolullah by reading eleven times Salawaat (Durood Shareef) on him,
thereafter, takes eleven steps towards the direction of Baghdad Shareef and
takes my name and mentions your request, by the Command of the Merciful Allah U, your desire will be fulfilled.
Imam Ahmed Raza
(the author) comments:
عنك و عن كلّ
من كان لك و
منك ، الحمد
رحمة و مولى
النعمة ، وصلى
على ابيك و
عليك وعلى كلّ
من انتمى اليك
و بارك و سلّم
وشرف و كرم،
آمين آمين يا
servant (Ahmad Raza) says, "O my Master! You have spoken the truth and may
Allah U be pleased with you and
who are with and from you. All Praises are for
who has made you the Waarith (Heir) to your
(the Prophet r),
the mercy of the universe. May
shower His Choicest Mercies, excellence and
your Father (the Nabi r),
on you and all
those who are linked with you. Aameen! Aameen!
Hadrat Sheikh Abu-Ma'aali
in his narration's records the words of Sayyiduna Sheikh Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani
Kashaf'tu, Farraj'tu and Qaday'tu in the Sigha (Tense) of Mutakal’lim
(first person). He translates them as follows:
Allama Mullah Ali Qaari Makki
after recording this Riwayah, comments:
قد جرّب ذالك
تعالى عنه *
this was tested several times and proven as the Grand Sheikh said, “May
Allah's U Pleasure be with the Sheikh”.
(Ahmad Raza) has written a brief book named
Hijri) on the method of
performing this Salaah. I have mentioned some secret points that unveil
the mystical splendour in this Salaah. I have also written another
detailed book on this Salaah. This book اتهار
(1305 Hijri) has numerous proofs with references from the Hadith Shareef,
comments of the illustrious Imams and Rulings of the Shari'ah
regarding the performance of this Salaah. One may read this Kitaab
and experience the Divinely blessed power of the Lord's U
Praises and Glory is for the Almighty Allah U!
Speak with Imaan! You (Wahabies) are insulting and accusing
the very Awliya of Allah who have precisely intercepted your corrupt
beliefs and called you arrogant rejecters. The teachings of these great
personalities will have no impact on your blind heart.
my pen wants to continue to write more, but I fear that this topic will become
very lengthy. Therefore, I will mention a few important and necessary points to
conclude this answer.
The Charitable Ocean
(Khaja Gholaam Muhammad Soofi t)
الله و كونوا
مع الصادقين (القرآن)
believers! Fear Allah and join the company of the Truthful
of the Awliya are the graves of Divine Secrets
has initially misquoted the incident of Hadrat Imam Sufyaan Thouri t.
Allama Sha Abdul-Azeez Muhaddith Dehlawi t in
his Fathul-Azeez reports the correct incident as follows:
Sheikh Sufyaan Thouri t led
the evening Salaah. He fell unconscious to the ground when he reached the Ayah, ايّاك
نعبد و ايّاك
. When he regained consciousness, the people asked what had
happened to him. He replied, "When I reached ايّاك
(Thee do we ask for help) I feared that I may not be told, ‘O
liar! Why do you then take medicine from the Doctor, sustenance from the rich
and assistance from the king?’ Therefore,
some Ulama state that man should be ashamed to Allah U that he stands in the presence of the Mighty Lord U
five time a day and lie to Him. But it is Haraam to seek the assistance of
anyone other than Allah U
with a belief that that person is self-sufficient and is not a manifestation and
medium of Allah's U
Help. When seeking help from anyone, one must always bare in mind that
ultimately, help comes from Allah U
Who gives it through certain of His creations. This is the Hikmah of Allah U
and is done in this way for reasons best known to Him. Though in appearance,
help is sort from anyone but, in reality, it is Allah U who Gives the Help. This is not contrary to Irfaan (Wisdom) and
permitted by the Shari'ah. The Noble Ambiya and Awliya had also sort such
Isti'aanat. In reality, such Isti'aanat is not sought from Ghair (other than
Allah U) but from Allah U.
typical of the Wahabies to present quotations incorrectly. It’s a pity
that they have done the same here too. If this Riwayat was correctly
presented, then the facts and reality of the matter would have been apparent. To
request assistance from anyone other than Allah will become Shirk.
Thus, seeking medication from the doctor, seeking work from the wealthy or
seeking justice from the law will all be Shirk. These are unavoidable
things that everyone is involved in. Therefore, instead of using such terms of
assistance, Sheikh Thouri t
said, "Who will be a greater liar than I if I seek assistance from
anyone other than Allah U".
The ignorant Wahabi presents this as a proof to establish their corrupt
beliefs while the same proof rejects their claims. They always do this to
mislead the general unwary public on the concept of Isti'aanat. Was said
so that the ignorant may not misunderstand and mislead anyone that Isti'aanat
from the Ambiya is forbidden.
your eyes and see what Sha Abdul Azeez Muhaddith Dehlawi t
explains after recording this incident. He says that Isti'aanat from Ghair
(other than Allah U)
is forbidden only if the Ghair is not regarded as the manifestations of Allah's
help and the Ghair assists absolutely with his own power and accord. But
if this is not so, then there is no harm in seeking such assistance from the Ghair
nor is it contrary to the laws of Marifah. In fact, no creation is free
from such Isti'aanat. The exalted Prophets and noble Awliya
themselves sought such Isti'aanat.
y respected Muslim brothers! Look at the ignorance and arrogance of these Wahabies. On one hand, they brand the Muslims as Mushriks for seeking help from the Ambiya and Awliya. But, on the other hand, it is Imaan for them to run to the doctors for medication when they are sick. When they are oppressed, they run to the Court of Law for justice. When they confront danger, they run to the police for protection, etc. They engage in a world of such aid, yet exclude all these from the Hasr of ايّاك نستعين . But, let a Muslim seek help from the Ambiya or Awliya, then the Wahabi machine of Haraam and Shirk will mercilessly leash out at the Ummah for this legitimate Isti’aanat. This is the only form of Isti’aanat that is regarded by them as included in the Hasr of ايّاك نستعين What sheer ignorance! According to the Wahabies, is the assistance sought from doctors, the police and the judges, etc. excluded from the Hasr, or Allah U forbid, the command of this Ayah-e-Kareema does not apply on them?
However, the rejecters know very well that this Ayah-e-Kareema does not absolutely reject Isti'aanat from Ghair. This can never be Shirk or forbidden. In fact, only Isti'aanat-e-Haqiqiyya is exclusive to Almighty Allah U. There are no restrictions in the sacred Shar'ah that prohibit the seeking of Isti'aanat from Ambiya and Awliya.
Unfortunately, the rejecters cunningly misquote Ayaat from the Holy Quran and intentionally try to mislead the common public. Their mission is to remove the love and honour of the beloved servants of Allah U from the hearts and lips of the Muslim public. It is obvious that their eyes are open, but the hearts are sealed. Otherwise, why do they seek cure from the doctor, help from the police and justice from the Court of Law? They do this all the time without any problem or rejection. How is it possible that these Isti'aanat are Halaal and Imaan for them and Haraam and Shirk for others? It is a pity that these rejecters are not only blind by vision but also blind at heart to see and experience the internal and external dazzling assistance of the Ambiya and Awliya. Why would they accept this form of Divinely blessed assistance when they do not have a share in it? Hence, they will surely reject it as was the case of the corrupt and cursed Mu’tazalites whose leaders died performing external worship but received no spiritual bliss. Therefore, they rejected it.
When people cannot see or find the Truth, they
make fabricated stories.
Surely, these people must have sought assistance from the doctors, police or judges. So how would they condemn this form of aid as Shirk? They find this quite in order. The real fact and hatred in their heart pertain to the Ambiya and Awliya. They cannot bare or tolerate anyone loving and respecting them. All Hell breaks loose when the Muslim expresses honour and seek succour from these dignitaries.
And now the unjust will soon
know as to which side
they shall return.
he rebellious and deceitful Wahabi always target the layman. They mislead the un-weary public by saying that there is no harm in seeking help from a doctor, lawyer or police because they are alive; that the Ambiya and Awliya are dead, and therefore, seeking assistance from them is Shirk, and that the former are close to you while the latter are far. These are some their erroneous arguments presented to the ordinary people.
These points are utter ignorance and baseless. The rule is that whatever is Shirk will always be Shirk no matter who it applies to. Likewise, if it is not Shirk for one, then it will also not be Shirk for others. Does it mean that only the living can be associated as partners with Allah U and not the dead? Or someone far away can be and not someone who is near? Or Prophets can be, but not doctors, or humans can be and not Angels?
Allah U forbid! No one can be associated with the Unique Lord of Power U. For example, if one believes that it is not Shirk to sit and talk to a living person, similarly, with the same intention, it will not be Shirk if one communicates with a person far away or a dead person or for that matter. Anything, even a stone. On the contrary, if one regards any of the above as partners with Allah U, then it will certainly be Shirk. This rule will apply to anyone and anywhere in the world.
The very same Isti'aanat will be Shirk, if it is applied to other than Allah U (Ghair) with the belief that the Ghair possesses personal absolute powers to do as he pleases. The same rule will apply to a doctor who cures one’s sickness, the rich who cherishes the poor and the police who give justice to the oppressed, etc. The same will be the case of daily transactions in one’s home where one seeks various help from one’s wife, children and servants. One generally asks the wife for food or the child for a glass of water or asks the servant to do so work. If the above rule will be applied here, then all these transaction will certainly be Shirk. But if applied otherwise, that no one possesses the power personally to do anything without the Consent of Almighty Allah U, then certainly it will not be Shirk.
It is a commonly understood belief that only Almighty Allah U Alone possesses Personal and Absolute Power to do as He Pleases. The rest of his creations are the Waseela and outward manifestation of His Divine Powers. By the virtue of this rule, it is not Shirk to seek assistance from the doctor, the police, the wealthy, one’s wife, child or servant. Then why is it Shirk to seek help from the Ambiya and Awliya in light of the same belief?
It is surprising that the doctor, the police, the judge, the wife and the servants are accepted as the Waseela and manifestations of Allah's U Power but the Ambiya and Awliya, who are much more superior, are mysteriously excluded from this category. How does the Wahabi reach this conclusion? As a matter of fact, the Ambiya and Awliya are the mainstream and directly appointed representatives and manifestations of the Divine Glory of Allah U on this earth. They are the distributors of the Bounties and Mercies of Allah U. They are the best and biggest Waseela in the Divine Court of Allah U. They were sent to comfort and guide the human race towards the Sublime Creator U. It is amazing how the succour of these beloved and super-elite servants of Allah U be classified as Shirk!
Thousands of losses on this stupidity and
However, we reach this conclusion that all guns of anger of the rejecters are pointed at the beloved servants of Allah U. They unconditionally accept their wives, servants, children and family, but when the names of Ambiya and Awliya are mentioned, the demon of Shirk sits on their heads. What a pitiful state of Imaan!
It important for my Muslim brothers to always remember and apply this golden rule. Whenever you find the cunning Wahabi making differentiations that a certain action with a certain person, with a certain belief, is Shirk, then, be convinced that they are liars. When an action is not Shirk at a point, then by the virtue of the same belief, it will not be Shirk at any point.
والله الهادى الى طريق سوى *
And Allah is the Guide on the straight path!
The Dome of the Masters
the Wahabi is cornered and silenced, they adopt their cunning hypocrisy.
They then lie by saying, "Brothers! We also regard that Isti'aanat as
Shirk when one seeks assistance from the Ghair (other than Allah) with a belief
that he possesses personal and absolute power without the Blessings of Allah U."
They say this to avoid embarrassment and save their noses. They always
accuse the poor Muslims of Kufr and Shirk because of
seeking help from the Ambiya and Awliya. They also say that their Fatwa
of Shirk is for those who seek assistance on the basis of the forbidden
way. This is a dirty lie because their deceptive envelope can be opened in three
they are blatant liars that they only regard the personal power of the Ghair
as Shirk. The father of Wahabism in the Indo-Pak sub-continent, Mia
Isma’eel Dehlawi, in his Taqwiyatul-Imaan writes: "However,
whether one thinks that they (Ambiya and Awliya) possess personal power to do
things or think that Allah U
has granted them the power to do so, it is still Shirk no matter which ever way
you take it."
what do you say about your false claims?
seek assistance from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r in their presence and see what they have to say. The Ahle-Sunnah
always say, "Ya Rasoolullah r!
has made you His biggest Khalifa, most honorable representative and distributor
of His Bounties. Allah U
has handed to you the keys of Duniya, the earth, His Treasury, His Divine
succour and virtues. Twice daily the deeds of the entire Ummah are presented to
you. Ya Rasoolullah r! Caste your vision of mercy on me! Ya Rasoolullah r! By the Command of Allah U,
assist me and fulfill my desires."
pleas clearly reject personal power and confirm Divinely blessed abilities.
There are no traces of Shirk found in them. Repeat these pleas
continuously in their presence and observe the impression on their faces. If
they happily listen to you without any signs of displeasure and anger, then
there is no problem. But if you find their moods change with swelling noses and
angry faces, then be alerted that the fire of the heart is displaying its
The faulty hoof of an animal will be noticeable
when it walks.
Subhan-Allah! I am referring to tests that were often carried out in the past. One of the Wahabi candidates was Nawaab Dehlawi who refutes the legitimate Isti'aanat in his book Zafre-Jaleel. What is their comment on this great Sahih and agreed Hadith Shareef quoted in three of the Siha-Sitta Kitaabs of Hadith?
توجّهت بك الى
ربي في حاجتي
هذه لتقضى لى *
This Sahih Hadith Shareef is recorded in Jameh-Tirmidi, Sunan-e-Nisa'ee and Ibne-Maaja. Great Muhadditheen like Imam Tirmidi t, Imam Tabraani t, Imam Bay'haqi t, Imam Abu-Abdullah Haakim t and Imam Abdul-Azeem Munzari t all classify this Hadith Shareef as Sahih. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r personally taught this Hadith Shareef to the Sahaba r for the purpose of Qada-e-Hajaat (fulfillment of desires). The Sahaba practiced this teaching in the holy era of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r and the Taba'ee in the time of Ameeril-Moh'mineen Sayyiduna Uthmaan Al-Ghani t. What was in this teaching? It was nothing but, "O Prophet of Allah r! I turn to Allah U with your Waseela so that He grants me my desires." Allah U forbid! There are no traces of personal powers (قدرت بالذات) in this that upset Nawaab Sahib. He shamelessly discards the pristine teachings of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r and turns a blind eye at the obedience and actions of the noble Sahaba and Taba'ee. He also undermines the authority of the great Muhadditheen. He arrogantly leaves the boundaries of Shari'ah and comments in the commentary of Zafre-Jaleel that this Hadith Shareef is not Sahih and not considered as worthy of proof.
لله و انا اليه
I have explained this astonishing rejection in my Kitaab انهار الانوار . Refer to it for details. Their rejection does not stop at the Awliya. It even spews poison on the sacred and pure Isti'aanat taught personally by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r and adopted by the noble Sahaba and Taba'een. The Sahaba and Taba'een fraternity regards this as Imaan and made Amal on it while the notorious Wahabi rejected it as Shirk. Now the decision lies in the hands of the reader to decide whether to follow the Prophet of Allah r, the noble Sahaba and the illustrious Taba'een or the notorious Wahabi. Allah U states:
ان الله عليم
Say you: “Die in your passion. Allah t Knows well the
thoughts of the hearer”.
Thirdly, for a moment leave all these arguments. From the inception, the Sunni Muslim are baselessly accused of seeking help from the Beloved servants of Allah U with a belief that they possess personal powers to help. This serious accusation will require years of Tauba. It is Haraam to wrongfully accuse a subscriber of the Kalima Shareef. It is also a major sin to fabricate and misinterpret a correct belief of a Muslim as Kufr and Shirk. Below are some Commands of the Almighty Allah U in the Holy Quran:
كثيرا من الظن
ان بعض الظن
O Believers! Do not go near lots of suspicion. Verily,
some suspicions are sin.
ما ليس لك به
علم ان السمع و
اولئك كان عنه
Do not pursue that which you do not have
verification of. Surely, the ear, eye and heart will be questioned
(on the Day of Judgment).
بانفسهم خيرا *
Why did you not think good of what you heard from your
Muslim brothers and sisters?
advises you not to do this again if you have Imaan.
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r states:
و الظن فان
Abstain from suspicion because it is the biggest lie.
(Narrated by Maalik, Bukhari, Muslim, Abu-Da’ood
Another Hadith Shareef states:
شققت عن قلبه
مسلم و غيره)
Why did you not tear open his heart and see?
The respected Ulama of Islam state that if there are 99 meanings of Kufr and one interpretation of Islam extracted from the speech of a Muslim, and then it is Waajib (obligatory) to adopt the one interpretation of Islam and safeguard him as a Muslim. Therefore, it is stated in the Hadith Shareef:
عائد بن عمرو
عنه عن النبي
تعالى عليه و
Islam is always triumphant and cannot be overpowered.
(Reported by Ar-roh'yaani, Dara-Qutni, Bayhaqi,
And Khaleel narrates from Sayyiduna Aa'id bin Amar
al-Muzni and he narrates from Sayyiduna
What right has one to misconstrue the meanings of somebody’s words to suite one’s own whims and fancies? Who has given anyone the permission to misinterpret the words of someone's Imaan as Kufr and Shirk? Where is the conscience of these unscrupulous Wahabies that they wrongfully interpret a well-known and correct belief as Kufr and Shirk? This is gross injustice and an incorrect accusation on a true Muslim, which is a serious crime. Do the Wahabies not fear the Supreme Court of Allah's U Justice? Do they not have any shame to falsely accuse a believer as a Mushrik? Do they think that Almighty Allah U will not question them about these false accusations? Surely, the Just Lord U will definitely bring them to justice. They must have answers ready for the powerful Court of Allah U. It will be a very difficult and severe moment when the accused will demand justice for false accusations on the Day of Judgment. The apple cart of the violators will certainly be capsized.
I urge the accusers to test their false accusations by questioning the seekers of Isti'aanat! Ask them if they really regard the Ambiya and Awliya as possessors of personal power similar to the Power of Allah U. Do they hold the beloved servants of Allah U in the same level with Allah U? Or do they regard the chosen elite servants as very privileged in the Kingdom of Allah U. By the Command of the Almighty Allah U they distribute His Mercies. Ask them and see what answer you get.
Imam Faqhi Muhaddith Khatimul-Mujtahideen Allama Taqi-ud-deen Abul-Hasan Ali bin Abdul-Kaafi Subki t, in his famous Kitaab, Shifa-us-Siqaam, has proven the legality of Isti'aanat from numerous Sahih-Ahadith and thus comments:
ليس المراد نسبة النبي صلى الله تعالى عليه و سلم الى الخلق و الاستقلال بالافعال هذا لايقصده مسلم فصرف الكلام اليه و منعه من باب التلبيس فى الدين
Seeking assistance from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
does not mean that the Nabi r
is Allah U
who possesses exclusive and absolute powers. This incorrect interpretation to
forbid Isti'aanat is certainly a deception in Deen. This will cause
gross confusion amongst the general Muslim public.
يا سيدي جزاك
عن الإسلام و
O Master! You have spoken the truth. You have contributed wonderful favours on Islam and the Muslimeen. Aameen.
The great Faqhi and Muhaddith Allama Muhaqqiq Arif-e-Billah Imam Ibne-Hajr Makki t, in his famous works, Johar-e-Munazzam, proves the legality of Isti'aanat from the Hadith Shareef and comments:
به صلى الله
تعالى عليه و
سلّم و بغيره
ليس لهما معنى
بها احد منهم
سواه فمن لم
على نفسه نسأل
فى الحقيقة هو
تعالى عليه و
بينه و بين
به والغوث منه
عليه و سلّم
سببا و كسبا*
are explanatory words included in the following translation to make it easy for
the general public to understand.
Seeking help from Sayyiduna
or from Prophets and Awliya refers to one intention in the hearts of the Muslim.
No Muslim has any other intention whatsoever besides this. If the
(rejecter’s) hearts fail to accept this, then they should cry in regret at
their pathetic state. We seek good fate from the Merciful Lord U. In reality, we seek all
our Isti'aanat from Almighty Allah U and
regard the Nabi r as
a medium (Waseela) between the seeker (creation) and Giver (Allah U).
Since Allah U is the Creator and the
Independent Real Granter (Haqeeqi-wa-Zaati) of everything, therefore, in
reality, assistance is directed to Him and He makes available His Divine
Assistance as the Creator of the
universe. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
is the Khalifa-e-A’zam (most senior representative) of Almighty Allah U
and certainly the manifestation of Divine powers. Almighty Allah U has granted unique authority and power to His beloved Prophet r. So the Nabi's r
powers are not personal but a gift (Ataa'ee) of Allah U. Hence, when assistance is sort from the Nabi r, he exercises the powers granted to him by Allah U
and fulfills the requests and comforts the seeker with his Divinely blessed
mercies. The Holy Prophet r is the appointed distributor of Allah's U
Mercies and a medium (Waseela) to obtain Allah's U Help.
The objectors should remember the
words of Kareema:
no one besides You (Allah U)
Who can help.
is no doubt in this fact. I have fully explained this reality above.
Surprisingly, they cannot remember the words of their senior elders who clearly
accept Sultaanul-Awlia Ghuosal-Azam Sayyiduna Sheikh Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani
t as a
helper who grants succour in times of need.
Sha Wali’ullah Muhaddith
in his Ash'hatul-Lam'aat
and receives spiritual benefits from it, then
it is not
surprising that this excellence is achieved due to the Nisbah (relation) with
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
or Ameeril-Moh'mineen Sayyiduna Ali t
or Ghouse-A’zam Sheikh
Abdul Azeez Muhaddith Dehlawi t
while discussing the Beloved Nabi r comments in his Tafseer-e-Azeezi:
If any human achieves high spiritual status in this world, it is
due to a
small portion of excellence of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r blessed to the Awliya of this Ummah. By the Barakah of this excellence,
these Awliya become a spiritual retreat for humanity
beloved in their hearts. Such was the state of Sayyiduna Ghousal-A’zam Sheikh
Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani t
Sultaanul Masha'ikh Hadrat Nizaamudeen Awliya t
U sanctify their souls).
Khaja Mirza Mazhar Jaane-Jaana
states in his Maktobaat:
Commenting on the command of
Sayyiduna Ghousal-Azam Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t
"My foot is on the necks of all Awliya", he
writes in the same Malfozaat, “The concentration (Tawajjah) of
Ghousus-Thaqalain seems to be found in a very great degree in the Masha'ikh of
the Silsila. I have not met anyone of the Silsila that is not dependent on the
attention of the great Ghous t”.
Qaadi Thana’ullah Panipati t writes in his Saiful-Mas'lool:
Initially the spiritual
grace and bounty of the station of Wilayat first descended on one person.
Thereafter, through this special person it was distributed to the Awliya of
every era. No Wali received these favours from a source other than this elite
servant of Allah U. Before the birth of Ghouse-A’zam Sayyid Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani t,
this station was held by Imam Hasan Askari t
and controlled by his sanctified soul. When the great Ghous t was born, it was handed over to him. This station will be under the
supreme command of the sanctified soul of Sayyiduna Sheikh Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani t until the appearance of the promised savior, Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad
Al-Mehdi t. Therefore, the great Ghous declared t,
“This foot of mine is on the necks of all Awliya-Allah”. Also, the other
saying of Sayyiduna Sheikh Abdul-Qaadir Jilaani t
“Sayyiduna Nabi Moosa bin Imraan u
was my brother and friend” refers to the excellence of this very high station
alone all these proofs and quotations, let us examine the belief of the father
of Wahabism in the Indo-Pak sub-continent. He is none other than Mia
Isma'eel Dehlawi, who comments about his Peer and Murshid in
his famous Wahabi manual, Siraatul-Mustaqeem:
souls of Hadrat Ghousus-Thaqalain and Hadrat Khaja Baha'udeen Naqshaband were
concentrating (Tawajjah) on my Murshid. He
further states, A person came to my Murshid and requested to become a Mureed
order. This person had indeed great love
inclination towards Sayyiduna Ghousal-A’zam.
My Murshid then initiated him as a Qaadiriyyah disciple. He
(Isma’eel Dehlawi) further states, The
Awliya like Sayyiduna Ghous-e-Paak and
very same Imamul-Wahabiyyah, in his lecture on slaughtering animal states
in his Zubdatun-Nasa'eh:
no harm if a person raises a goat at home, so that
grow up healthy and slaughters it to cook food, and
Fateha as Thawaab to Ghousal-A’zam t
question your Imaan! Does not Ghousal-A’zam mean “The
biggest helper” or does it mean something else? Let your Imaam
translate the title Ghousus-Thaqalain. Does it not mean “The
helper of human and Jinns” or is it some thing else? According to your
(Wahabi) beliefs, is this not blatant Shirk? Why do you not then
brand the elders of your household as Mushriks and Kaafirs? Your Imaam
and elder of your family are subscribing to clear Shirk beliefs. If you
were sincere then you would have labeled them as Mushriks, otherwise your
Shari'ah is homemade because its Fatwa applies only to outsiders
and not the household.
a tragedy! The mentality
of the followers of the Wahabi Imaam (Isma’eel Dehlawi)
has knocked the last nail on his coffin. The Imaam had taught the
students the rules and laws of Shirk, therefore the sincere student, Nawaab
Bhopali Bhadur, whispered softly, “To say Ghous-e-A’zam or Ya
Ghousas-Thaqalain is not free from Shirk”. It is the corrupt Wahabi
Imaam that has led the followers to the deep ocean. Then they pushed him
overboard and laughed while the poor Imaam drowned.
إني برئ منك انى أخاف الله رب العالمين *
are far away from them (Wahabies) and we
fear the Lord of the Universe U.
This is their funeral and they are
welcome to cry over it. Is there
anyone to listen to the Truth?
There are two disasters on the life of Majno. One is the company of Layla, and the other is her absence.
المطلوب * لبئس
المولى و لبئس
العشير ه و
حسبنا الله و
نعم الوكيل *
الحكيم * نعم
المولى و نعم
والحمد لله رب
الظالمين * و
تعالى على سيد
الدنيا و غياث
محمد و آله و
Divine Grace of Almighty Allah U,
this brief but informative answer will suffice to remove doubts from the hearts
and minds of the Muslims created by the notorious Wahabi.
compiled this answer in a few short sittings and completed it at the time of Asr
on Friday, 16th Shabaanul-Muazzam 1311 Hijri. This book is
named according to the date of compilation (Ismut-Tareekh)
Blessings of Assistance from the Solicitors of Divine
الله به و
بالنفع الاتم ،
و صلى الله
محمد و آله و
صحبه و سلّم ه
و تعالى اعلم و
علمه جلّ مجدة
اتمّ و احكم *
تعالى عليه و
Written and Signed
by: The humble servant of Allah
Al-Barellwi (May the Merciful Lord forgive him)
Shabaanul-Mo'azzam 1311 Hijri.
The Mujaddid of Islam
The Sword of Allah
(Rouda Shareef Ala’Hadrat Imam Ahmad
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