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.
THEIR EXAMPLE IN QURAN AND HADITH:
Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen, walHamulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
By: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani:*
*Represents Ottoman Naqshbandi Sufi Order