Asking from awliya
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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Allhumdulliah I am doing alrite by Allah's grace and hope the same with you. Brother do you believe Allah's blessing is closer to Muttaque, a person doing praying everytime, hafiz than a regular ordinary person. ........... (yes or no). Yes of-course we can't say who is closer to Allah and HIS blessing. But there are many references that Muttaque, hafiz are more closer. And if Allah is happy with them can't the prayer of those persons be accepted or answered?. Do you believe that Muhammed PUBH has been blessed of A position in the hierearchy if my huzoor do prayer for me can't it be answred , and yes don't forget that Huzoor PUBH is Allah BELOVED of All.
Next thing about shrik. Bother is it not true that Shrik or not depends on the "Niyaah". If that is not, thnt asking someone for help even a few bugs as you are asking the person not Allah for help..which is according to you a Shrik. Allah has blessed that person with lot of money , and it is going to be his/her test weather he lend the money or not , and test of the person asking. And not a case of Shrik. And same as Allah blessing is closer to some person than to other.. and off-course one shouldn't be off-heart from blessing of allah, we could go for that person not as a subtitute (nausibillah) but as Allah's beloved person!.
Brother , I am haqueer ..in knowledge.. Forgive me if I said anything which may have hurt you or your feeling . May Allah forgive me for the things which I said wrong...Ameen
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Asking from awliya
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.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:And if My servants ask you, O Prophet, concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me. (Convey this to them), perhaps they may be guided aright!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 27 Surah Naml verse 62:Or who (but Allah) listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering and makes you (mankind), inheritors of the earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Little it is that ye heed!
Allah Subhanah is the Creator of all, and He listens and responds to the prayers of all who call unto Him. Indeed, it is true that Allah Subhanah is closer to those pious believers who truly worship and fear Him.
Your Statement: if my huzoor do prayer for me can't it be answred
Indeed, if you were alive at the time of the Prophet (saws) and you approached him to supplicate Allah Subhanah for you, it is expected that Allah Subhanah would respond to the supplications of His beloved Prophet (saws).
But today, the Messenger of Allah (saws) is dead and buried in his grave, and thus he cannot hear our supplications or respond to them. But Allah Subhanah is Alive, and He Never dies; thus it is only right and proper for the believers to beseech the Merciful Lord Alone for all their needs.
If one starts invoking and supplicating the Prophet (saws) or any other person buried in the grave, and assumes that the person has the power to hear his supplications and respond to it, he would raise that dead person to the rank of Allah Subhanah, Who Alone is All Hearing, All Seeing. And the sharing of any of Allah Subhanahs Exclusive Attributes with any of His creation is considered manifest shirk in the sight of Allah.
Your Statement: then asking someone for help even a few bugs as you are asking the person not Allah for help..which is according to you a Shrik.
Beloved brother in Islam, maybe due to our own shortcoming, we have not been able to explain the concept of shirk to you.
When one communicates and asks another person for a few dollars or some material help, that is not considered shirk in the least. But say, if a person sitting in Japan invokes the help of a person who is in Australia, without any means of any communication, and believes that the person sitting thousands of miles away is All-Hearing and can hear his invocation and respond to his needs; then it would indeed be a manifestation of shirk! Or if the person invokes the help of a person who is dead and buried, and believes that the dead person can somehow hear his supplication and respond to it or help him in any way, then it would be a manifestation of the heinous crime of shirk!
Shirk is when someone invokes and believes that some being, some idol, some dead person in the grave, or anything other than Allah Subhanah can help him in the unseen!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaf verses 4-6: Prophet, say to them, "Have you ever seen them with open eyes those whom you invoke instead of Allah? Show me what they have created in the earth? Or have they any share in the creation and control of the heavens? Bring me a Book revealed before this, or produce some remnant of knowledge in support of your beliefs if you are truthful." And who could be further astray than the one who invokes, instead of Allah, those who cannot answer him till the Day of Resurrection. Nay, they are even UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE BEING INVOKED. And when all mankind shall be gathered together (on the Day of Qiyamah), they (the so called leaders and intercessors) will become enemies of those who invoked them and they will DISOWN THEIR WORSHIP!!!
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,