Question: Wahabis who claim to be follwers of Hadith and understanding of the Salaf ,says that seekingWaseela (Mediation) of the pious and Prophets is Shirk (Polytheism). Can you explain whether it is permissible or not!
SEEKING WASEELA (MEDIATION) AND INTERCESSION OF THE PROPHET (ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM) IN SAHIH HADITH:
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhmmadin wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Sallim.
Seeking Waseela is (Mediation) is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam and Companions. And Awliya Allah (Pious Scholars) who are known as “heirs of the Prophets” (Tirmidhi) also carrying the Intermediation power as inherited from the Prophets!
Because: Islamic Prayers were given five times by the Waseela (mediation) of Prophet Musa (alaihissalam) .
This gives us enough evidence that even Prophets sought Waseela. We will explain “Isthighasa (seeking Help)” in another topic. Seeking “Waseela” is also a form of Isthighasa (Seeking Spiritual help). Only difference is Mediation is sought from the Prophets or Pious to Intercede with Allah Almighty and Holy Ones. While Isthighasa can also include to seek help of Prophets from the power and ability Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala granted to that Prophets or Awliya Allah (Saints).
So if someone think Seeking Waseela is Shirk, they should not pray salah, because “Salah” is a gift of “Waseela” and you must give thanks to Musa alaihissalam. He is the Deputy of Allah for Covenant Laws and Salah is the Covenant of Muslims. (See hadiths on Salah)! If this fake Shariath people do not know Musa alaihissalam, then their version of Shariah is very egoistic and not heavenly, that kind of fake shariah leads to Wahabism and ultimately ending up in a paramount results of becoming ISIS and terrorists!, since we see all extremist groups doctrines are connected to Wahabi/Salafi doctrines!
QURAN ON INTERCESSION (SHAFAA) AND WASEELA:
Greatest Verse in the Quran acknowledge Intercession:
Quran 2:255 Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
“Pious Scholars (Awliya Allah) are the heirs of the Prophets” (Sahih ,Tirmidhi)
Quran 5:35 O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed.
Pious Scholars are Waseela (Awliya ALLAH):
HADITH ON WASEELA:
Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalahu wa salam Showing us Waseela of Prophet Musa (Alaihissalam)
………….Then Gabriel ascended with me to a place where I heard the creaking of the pens.” Ibn Hazm and Anas bin Malik said: The Prophet said, “Then Allah enjoined fifty prayers on my followers when I returned with this order of Allah, I passed by Moses who asked me, ‘What has Allah enjoined on your followers?’ I replied, ‘He has enjoined fifty prayers on them.’ Moses said, ‘Go back to your Lord (and appeal for reduction) for your followers will not be able to bear it.’ (So I went back to Allah and requested for reduction) and He reduced it to half. When I passed by Moses again and informed him about it, he said, ‘Go back to your Lord as your followers will not be able to bear it.’ So I returned to Allah and requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. I again passed by Moses and he said to me: ‘Return to your Lord, for your followers will not be able to bear it. So I returned to Allah and He said, ‘These are five prayers and they are all (equal to) fifty (in reward) for My Word does not change.’ I returned to Moses and he told me to go back once again. I replied, ‘Now I feel shy of asking my Lord again.’ Then Gabriel took me till we ” reached Sidrat-il-Muntaha (Lote tree of; the utmost boundry) which was shrouded in colors, indescribable. Then I was admitted into Paradise where I found small (tents or) walls (made) of pearls and its earth was of musk.” (Sahih Bukhari Book 8, Hadith 345)
Comments: This hadith alone suffice to prove that Waseela and Isthighasa are part of islam. Those who deviated from Ahlu Sunna Wal jamah ,believe this shitk!. They follow Khwarij, the Salaf (Predecessors) of Wahabi is Khwarij!
SAHABI ASKING WASEELA OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM)
It was narrated from Uthm’an bin Hunaif that a blind man came to the Prophet (Swalla Allahu alaihi wa sallam)and said: “Pray to Allah to heal me”. He said “If you wish to store your reward for the Hereafter, that is better, or if you wish , I will supplicate for you. He said: “Supplicate”. So he told him to perform ablution and do it well, and to pray two Ra’ah and to say this supplication: “Allahumma inni as’aluka wa atawajjahu ilaika bi Muhammadin Nabiiyi-Rahma, Ya Muhammad inni qad Tawajjahtu bika ila Rabbi fi hajati hadihi liquda, Allahumma fashaffi’hu fiya”.
“(O Allah, I ask of You and I turn my face towards You by virtue of the intercession of Muhammad the Prophet of Mercy, O Muhammad I have turn to my Lord by virtue of your intercession concerning this need of mine so that it may be met. O Allah, accept his intercession concerning me.)” – Sahih , Reference Sunan Ibn Majah Chapter 5, The Chapter of establishing the prayer and the Sunnah regarding them,Volume-2 Page 329-330 (Arabic-English) Hadith Number 1385, Darussalam Publications.
Abu Nu’aym related to us who said that Sufyan related to us from Abu Ishaq from Abdur Rahman ibn Sa’d, who said Ibn Umar had numbness in his leg, whereupon a man said to him Remember the most beloved of people to you, so he said Ya Muhammad
Ref:Imam Bukhari, Kitab ul Adab ul Mufrad, Hadith 964
Comments: Some misguided sects and their scholars spread confusion among people that seeking Waseela of the Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is shirk and bidha!
Every Prophet is a mediator and intercessor of their nations.
We see in Quran al Kareem that, the Israelites asking their Prophets for blessings instead of asking God directly. Even in congregational prayer, the Imam must be followed. Nobody going to mosque and praying themselves to Allah when Imam is leading them.
People these days find difficult to accept truth. They are stuck with the strayed scholars who are misleading and misguiding them and keeping people away from the main body (Ahlu sunna Wal Jamah, Sunni-Sufi Islam)
Allah says in Quran, Quran 18:28 And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; no obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.
THEIR EXAMPLE IN QURAN AND HADITH:
ANOTHER EXPLANATION OF INTERCESSION:
WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ABOUT INTERCESSION?:
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
So many fools denying the intercession that Allah granted to Prophets Saints Ahlul Bayth and Martyrs!
So when someone deny Intercession, he is denying a part of deen (religion)
Which means: he is still walking in the footstep of Satan.
in Quran Allah says: Al Bakara 2:208 O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.
So it is up to you whether you want to follow someone who walk in the footstep of Satan, to listen to those who walk with Satan or to waste your precious time with such jahils!
INTERCESSION OF PROPHET IN HADITH:
Narrated Ibn Umar: On the Day of Resurrection the people will fall on their knees and every nation will follow their prophet and they will say, “O so-and-so! Intercede (for us with Allah), “till (the right) intercession is given to the Prophet (Muhammad) and that will be the day when Allah will raise him into a station of praise and glory (i.e. Al-Maqam -al-Mahmud). (Book #60, Hadith #242)
Narrated Ma’bad bin Hilal Al’Anzi: We, i.e., some people from Basra gathered and went to Anas bin Malik, and we went in company with Thabit Al-Bunnani so that he might ask him about the Hadith of intercession on our behalf. Behold, Anas was in his palace, and our arrival coincided with his Duha prayer. We asked permission to enter and he admitted us while he was sitting on his bed. We said to Thabit, “Do not ask him about anything else first but the Hadith of intercession.” He said, “O Abu Hamza! There are your brethren from Basra coming to ask you about the Hadith of intercession.” Anas then said, “Muhammad talked to us saying, ‘On the Day of Resurrection the people will surge with each other like waves, and then they will come to Adam and say, ‘Please intercede for us with your Lord.’ He will say, ‘I am not fit for that but you’d better go to Abraham as he is the Khalil of the Beneficent.’ They will go to Abraham and he will say, ‘I am not fit for that, but you’d better go to Moses as he is the one to whom Allah spoke directly.’ So they will go to Moses and he will say, ‘I am not fit for that, but you’d better go to Jesus as he is a soul created by Allah and His Word.’ (Be: And it was) they will go to Jesus and he will say, ‘I am not fit for that, but you’d better go to Muhammad.’ They would come to me and I would say, ‘I am for that.’ Then I will ask for my Lord’s permission, and it will be given, and then He will inspire me to praise Him with such praises as I do not know now. So I will praise Him with those praises and will fall down, prostrate before Him. Then it will be said, ‘O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to; and ask, for your will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.’ I will say, ‘O Lord, my followers! My followers!’ And then it will be said, ‘Go and take out of Hell (Fire) all those who have faith in their hearts, equal to the weight of a barley grain.’ I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down (prostrate) before Him. Then it will be said, ‘O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to, and ask, for you will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.’ I will say, ‘O Lord, my followers! My followers!’ It will be said, ‘Go and take out of it all those who have faith in their hearts equal to the weight of a small ant or a mustard seed.’ I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down in prostration before Him. It will be said, ‘O, Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to, and ask, for you will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.’ I will say, ‘O Lord, my followers!’ Then He will say, ‘Go and take out (all those) in whose hearts there is faith even to the lightest, lightest mustard seed. (Take them) out of the Fire.’ I will go and do so.”‘ When we left Anas, I said to some of my companions, “Let’s pass by Al-Hasan who is hiding himself in the house of Abi Khalifa and request him to tell us what Anas bin Malik has told us.” So we went to him and we greeted him and he admitted us. We said to him, “O Abu Said! We came to you from your brother Anas Bin Malik and he related to us a Hadith about the intercession the like of which I have never heard.” He said, “What is that?” Then we told him of the Hadith and said, “He stopped at this point (of the Hadith).” He said, “What then?” We said, “He did not add anything to that.” He said, Anas related the Hadith to me twenty years ago when he was a young fellow. I don’t know whether he forgot or if he did not like to let you depend on what he might have said.” We said, “O Abu Said ! Let us know that.” He smiled and said, “Man was created hasty. I did not mention that, but that I wanted to inform you of it. Anas told me the same as he told you and said that the Prophet added, ‘I then return for a fourth time and praise Him similarly and prostrate before Him me the same as he ‘O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to; and ask, for you will be granted (your request): and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted .’ I will say, ‘O Lord, allow me to intercede for whoever said, ‘None has the right to be worshiped except Allah.’ Then Allah will say, ‘By my Power, and my Majesty, and by My Supremacy, and by My Greatness, I will take out of Hell (Fire) whoever said: ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah.’ ” (Book #93, Hadith #601)
Amr b. Abu Sufyan reported: Abu Huraira said to Ka’b al-Ahbar that the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) had said: For every apostle there Is a (special) prayer by which he would pray (to his Lord). I, however, intend (if Allah so willed) that I would reserve my prayer for the intercession of my Ummah on the Day of Resurrection. Ka’b said to Abu Huraira: Did you hear this from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)? Abu Huraira said: Yes. (Book #001, Hadith #0388)
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I shall be pre-eminent arriongst the descendants of Adam on the Day of Resurrection and I will be the first intercessor and the first whose intercession will be accepted (by Allah). (Book #030, Hadith #5655)
Sunan Abu Dawud:
Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: My intercession will be for those of my people who have committed major sins. (Book #40, Hadith #4721)
INTERCESSION OF AHLUL BAYTH
Tabarani in Awsat narrates from Hassan bin Ali that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
الزموا مودتنا أهل البيت فانه من لقي الله وهو يودنا دخل الجنة بشفاعتنا والذي نفسى بيده لا ينفع عبداً عمل عمله الا بمعرفة حقنا
‘Make the love of our Ahl al-Bait compulsory for whoever meets Allah having love for us shall enter paradise with our intercession and By He in whose Hand is my life no deed will benefit a servant except by recognizing our right.’ [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 3, Page 122, Hadith 2251 | Al-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 48]
MADAD OF AHLUL BAYTH:
Ibn Shayba and Musadad in their respective Musnads; Hakeem Tirmidhi in ‘Nawaadir Al Usool’, Abu Ya’laa and Tabarani narrated from Salama bin Aku’ that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
الندم أمان لأهل السماء وأهل بيتي أمان لأمتي
‘The stars are the refuge for the people of the Heavans and my Ahl al-Bait is the refuge for my Ummah.’ [Ibn Hajar in Matalib al-Aaliya, Vol. 4, Page 262, Hadith 3972 | Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 7, Page 22, Hadith 6260 | Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 101]
Black heart (cards) Tabarani narrates from Abu Dhar, who said: I heard the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam say:
مثل أهل بيتي فيكم كمثل سفينة نوح في قوم نوح من ركبها نجا ومن تخلف عنها هلك ومثل باب حطة في بني اسرائيل
‘The example of my Ahl al-Bait within you is the example of the Ark of Nuh within the nation of Nuh; whoever boarded it was saved and whoever stayed behind was destroyed. It is also the example of the ‘Hitha’ of the Bani Isra’eel.’ [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 4, Page 283, Hadith 3506 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 2, Page 427, Hadith 3312]
=Tabarani in Al-Awsat narrates from Sayyiduna Jaabir who heard Sayyiduna Umar saying at the time of his marriage to Sayyiduna Ali’s daughter (Sayyida Umm Kulthoom):
إلا تهنئوني سمعت رسول الله صلى الله علي وسلم يقول: ينقطع يوم القيامة كل سبب ونسب إلا سببي ونسبي
‘Do you not congratulate me! I heard the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam say ‘On the Day of Qiyaamah all Sabab (relations through marriage) and Nasab (relations by blood) will break except my Sabab and Nasab.’ [Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 6, Page 282, Hadith 5602 | Bayhaqi in Sunan al-Kubra, Vol. 7, Page 107, Hadith 13393]
Malice against Ahlul Bayth: Ibn Hibban, in his sahih, and Haakim narrated from Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Khudri that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
والذي نفسي بيده لا يبغضنا اهل البيت رجل الا ادخله الله النار
‘By He in whose Hand is my Life no man will have malice for my Ahl ul Bait except that Allah will put him in Hell.’ [Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 126, Hadith 4717 | Sahih Ibn Hibban, Vol. 15, Page 435, Hadith 6978]
INTERCESSION OF SAHABA:
Sunan Abu Dawud: Narrated Mu’awiyah: Make intercession, you will be rewarded, for I purposely delay a matter so that you intercede and then you are rewarded. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: If you make intercession, you will be rewarded. (Book #41, Hadith #5113)
INTERCESSION OF MARTYRS:
Sunan Abu Dawud: Narrated AbudDarda’: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The intercession of a martyr will be accepted for seventy members of his family. (Book #14, Hadith #2516)
INTERCESSION OF THE JAMATH OF MUSLIMS:
Sunan Abu Dawud: A’isha reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) saying: If a company of Muslims numbering one hundred pray over a dead person, all of them interceding for him, their intercession for him will be accepted. (Book #004, Hadith #2071)
INTERCEDING FOR A THIEF BEFORE TAKING HIM TO SULTHAN:
Muwatta Imam Malik:
Yahya related to me from Malik from Rabia ibn Abi Abd ar-Rahman that az-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam came across a man who had taken hold of a thief and was intending to take him to the Sultan. Az-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam interceded for him to let him go. He said, “No. Not until I take him to the Sultan.” Az-Zubayr said, “When you reach the Sultan with him, Allah curses the one who intercedes and the one who accepts the intercession.” (Book #41, Hadith #41.9.29)
THOSE WHO REJECT SOME FROM THE RELIGION:
Quran 2:86……. Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.
We can see that Wahhabis who reject some from religion and accept some other, like jews, are disgraced by ALLAH in this world and hereafter, like Jews!
Tabrani in book Al-Awsat quotes from Jabir Ibn Abdullah that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) addressed thus: “O People! One who hates us; the Ahlul Bayt, will be gathered along with the Jews by Allah on the Day of Qiyamat.”
Tabarani and Haakim narrated from Ibn Abbaas that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said
يا ابن عبد المطلب: اني سالت الله لكم تلاثاً ان يثبت قلوبكم وان يعلم جاهلكم ويهدي ضالكم وسالته ان يجعلكم جودآء نجدآء رحمآء فلو ان رجلاً صفن بين الركن والمقام فصلى وصام ثم مات وهو مبغض لاهل بيت محمد دخل النار
‘O Children of Abdul Muttalib, I asked Allah three things for you; that He keeps your hearts steadfast (upon Islam); that He teaches the Deen to your ignorant and illiterate and guides your astray, and that He make you kind, generous and affectionate to one another. So if a man prays, standing between the Rukn and Maqaam, and fasts but dies with malice for the Household of Muhammad he has entered Hell.’ [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 142, Hadith 11412 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 162, Hadith 4712]
Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen, walHamulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
WHO ARE THE WAHHABIS THEN?:
By: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani:*
*Represents Ottoman Naqshbandi Sufi Order