Sufi Answer: Seeking Waseela is Shirk?

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) 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!

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.

BELIEVERS SEEKING WASEELA AND TAWASSUL (INTERCESSION AND SEEKING HELP FROM THE PROPHETS AND PIOUS ONES) EVEN ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT!!!
SAHIH BUKHARI: Book 55, HAdith 556]
Narrated Abu Huraira(R.A): We were in the company of the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) at a banquet and a cooked (mutton) forearm was set before him, and he used to like it. He ate a morsel of it and said, “I will be the chief of all the people on the Day of Resurrection. Do you know how Allah will gather all the first and the last (people) in one level place where an observer will be able to see (all) of them and they will be able to hear the announcer, and the sun will come near to them. Some People will say: Don’t you see, in what condition you are and the state to which you have reached?
Why don’t you look for a person who can intercede for you with your Lord? Some people will say: Appeal to your father, Adam.’ They will go to him and say: ‘O Adam! You are the father of all mankind, and Allah created you with His Own Hands, and ordered the angels to prostrate for you, and made you live in Paradise. Will you not intercede for us with your Lord?
Don’t you see in what (miserable) state we are, and to what condition we have reached?’ On that Adam will reply, ‘My Lord is so angry as He has never been before and will never be in the future; (besides), He forbade me (to eat from) the tree, but I disobeyed (Him), (I am worried about) myself! Myself! Go to somebody else; go to Noah.’
They will go to Noah and say; ‘O Noah! You are the first amongst the messengers of Allah to the people of the earth, and Allah named you a thankful slave. Don’t you see in what a (miserable) state we are and to what condition we have reached? Will you not intercede for us with your Lord?
Noah will reply: ‘Today my Lord has become so angry as he had never been before and will never be in the future Myself! Myself! Go to the Prophet (Muhammad). The people will come to me, and I will prostrate myself underneath Allah’s Throne. Then I will be addressed: ‘O Muhammad! Raise your head; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted, and ask (for anything). for you will be given. ”
Narrated Abu Huraira: One day some meat was given to the Prophet and he said, “On the Day of Resurrection Allah will gather all the first and the last (people) in one plain, and the voice of the announcer will reach all of them, and one will be able to see them all, and the sun will come closer to them.” (The narrator then mentioned the narration of intercession): “The people will go to Abraham and say: ‘You are Allah’s Prophet and His Khalil on the earth. Will you intercede for us with your Lord?’ Abraham will then remember his lies and say: ‘Myself! Myself! Go to Moses.”
In the above Hadith all the prophets commanding to seek Waseela from the next Prophets who come after them. They are not saying : it is shirk to seek Waseela , ask ALLAH directly to help you with your problems! Wahhabi Jahils wake up!
From this Hadith we can see that all Prophets aqeedha (beleifs) supports Tawassul and Waseela, and it is Islam to seek Waseela!
Since Wahhabism is not correct Islam, they say Waseela is Shirk according to Wahhabi religion!
So we see that Seeking Madad (support aid) of Prophets and Pious ones is part of Islamic life!
Quran says: 17:80 Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me).”
Q&A
Where will Wahhabis be on the Day of Judgement?
Answer: Since Wahhabis deny waseela and tawassul, they don’t get it!, When all Prophets and their nations seek Waseela from the succeeding Prophets until to reach to Last Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), Wahhabis will stay back asking Allah to save them directly (?).
So Wahhabis will be with those who do not have waseela (disbelievers)!!!
Quran continues: 2:13 And when it is said to them, “Believe as the people have believed,” they say, “Should we believe as the foolish have believed?” Unquestionably, it is they who are the foolish, but they know [it] not.
And they will be left alone behind with those who reject Waseela and disbelievers: (i.e they will be alone with their evil ones)
Quran 2:14 And when they meet those who believe, they say, “We believe”; but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say, “Indeed, we are with you; we were only mockers.”
Quran 2:15 [But] Allah mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression [while] they wander blindly.
They wander there blindly, and those who blindly followed them too!
Their double faced works did not bring any good to them:
Quran 2:16 Those are the ones who have purchased error [in exchange] for guidance, so their transaction has brought no profit, nor were they guided.
Because they became misguided after knowledge:

THEIR EXAMPLE IN QURAN AND HADITH:

Quran 2:17 Their example is that of one who kindled a fire, but when it illuminated (the Quran’s blessings reflected in their hearts) what was around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness [so] they could not see.(they attack other Muslims by calling them Kafir and Mushrik, then Allah took away their light)
The Prophet (SAW) said: “What I fear most for you, is a man who reads the Qur’an until such time when the blessing of Qur’an is reflected on him and he takes Islam as his Cloak … he then turns around and strips himself off from Islam and then tosses it away behind his back, then he heads quickly towards his neighbour with his sword unsheathed and he calls him a ‘Mushrik’”
I said: “O, Prophet of Allah! Who is more worthy of being called a Mushrik the one being attacked or the attacker”. He replied, “It is indeed the attacker.”
(Hadith narrated by “Abu-Yaa’li” on the authority of “Huzaifah)
So stop fooling around with Wahhabi/salafi/ahle hadith sects!

Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen, walHamulillahi Rabbil Aalameen

By: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani:*

*Represents Ottoman Naqshbandi Sufi Order

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