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Praying to Awliyas

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

 

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going to awliyaas and asking them to pray for us,(ive heard that Allah says in the Quran "i become their hands,i become their feet,i become their eyes,i become their nose n so on")which means thr r people in whom Allah becomes so..we cant deny that fact can we? wen Allah says he becomes so in believers they can see the angels(because Allah can c them),prophets etc whatever Allah can c. Is this Quran saying true.If so give ur explanation.becos nowadays people dont believe in all this but it has been thr for such a long time since those 3 generations after Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) and its only a 100 yrs that new changes have come like saying not to do most of the things which has been done those times.Isnt this a bid`ah than to say those followed in those times were Bid`ah?  

 

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Praying to Awliyas

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: going to awliyaas and asking them to pray for us,(ive heard that Allah says in the Quran "i become their hands,i become their feet,i become their eyes,i become their nose n so on")which means thr r people in whom Allah becomes so..we cant deny that fact can we? wen Allah says he becomes so in believers they can see the angels(because Allah can c them),prophets etc whatever Allah can c. Is this Quran saying true.

There is no such Aayah in the Glorious Quran where it says that Allah becomes the hands of the Awliyaas, or their feet, or their eyes, or their nose, and so on! Neither is there any Aayah which declares that they can see the angels, or the (dead) Prophets, or whatever Allah can see!!!!

 


But there is an Aayah which states this:

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verses 102-106:

102 Do the Unbelievers think that they can take My servants as AWLIYAAS besides Me? Verily! We have prepared Hell for the Unbelievers for (their) entertainment.

103 Say: "Shall we tell you of those who lose most in respect of their deeds?

104 "Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life, while they thought that they were acquiring good by their works?"

105 They are those who deny the Signs of their Lord, and the fact of their having to meet Him (in the Hereafter). Vain will be their works, nor shall We on the Day of Judgment, give them any Weight.

That is their reward: Hell! Because they rejected Faith, and took My Signs and My Messengers by way of jest.

 

Your Question: becos nowadays people dont believe in all this but it has been thr for such a long time since those 3 generations after Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) and its only a 100 yrs that new changes have come like saying not to do most of the things which has been done those times.

It has indeed always happened that when some true and pious servant of Allah Subhanah died, some people declared him after his death as a Wali(plural Awliya) from themselves, and shared some of Allah Rights and Attributes with this departed person! Some made images and worshipped them, some made idols and invoked them, and some turned their graves into places of worship and invocations!

 

Allah Alone is All-Hearing; but some ignorant people shared this Noble Attribute of Allah with their Awliyaas and declared them to be all-hearing too!

 

Similarly, Allah Alone is All-Seeing; but some ignorant people shared this Noble Attribute of Allah with their Awliyaas and declared them to be all-seeing too!

 

This is precisely what has been termed shirk in the Glorious Quran!

 

It is absolutely untrue and un-imaginable that the true believers in first three generations after the death of Prophet Mohamed (saws), or even in todays day and age; would ever dare to share any of Allahs Attributes and Rights with anyone or anything else! If they did so, they would indeed be guilty of the heinous and unforgivable sin of shirk or associating someone with Allah Subhanah!

 

Your Question: Isnt this a bid`ah than to say those followed in those times were Bid`ah?  

Beloved Sister, you have not specified what exactly the true believers in the first three generations after the death of Prophet Mohamed (saws) used to do, which you claim some people call bidah today!

 

If you can specify exactly these acts were, or (in your words) most of the things which has been done those times , we will be glad to guide you from the Quran and Sunnah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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