Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
If you want to succeed, then “Follow those who are in (real) Authority among you”-Quran
ENTER IN THE GARDEN OF ALLAH SUBHANA WA TA’ALA:
FOLLOW THOSE WHO MEET THREE GOLDEN RULES:
Quran 9:119 O ye who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed)
*Do not be (do not engage unnecessarily) with those who have membership in heretical groups and corrupt social-political-economic-military alliances/memberships and corrupt lifestyle which is filled with egoism and arrogance. Living in their company will corrupt your religion and lifestyle over the time without you realizing it. Westernization, globalisation etc are large scale examples for this kind of movements. The Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam says: “A Man’s religion is his friend’s religion”.
Quran 36:21 “Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance.
*Do not be with (for Spiritual Wisdom and Light) who ask you payment for this relationship. Follow those who have been purified from the desire for this world. Follow those who renounced this world and renounced what people possess in their hands. Do not follow those who prefer luxury over simplicity. Those who guide to Zuhd (asceticism) and Marifa (Gnosis) should not mislead their followers to seek luxury and extravagance!.
Quran 4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.
*Follow those who have followed Allah ,the Messenger and those in authority among them”. Do not follow those who have taken rebellion against those who were in authority before. Follow those who were followers of those who were in authority before them. Authority does not come from a University degree in Islamic theology or from an elected Panel headed by state appointed Mufti or council of scholars!. Authority comes from Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam).
If you follow anyone who does not meet this three golden rules of the commandment of Allah in the Quran, then you will become corrupt and heretic, despite knowledge and understanding!. You will be counted among the 72 sects of Hell Fire!. This rule applies to me to you and to entire Muslims. So choose carefully which Shaykh/Mufti/Mawlana/Shaykh Islam/Shaykh Fitna you follow!
Zikr Circles are known as Gardens of Paradise, only among the people of Sufis active Zikr Circles exists generation to generations!
Insha’Allah, Allah will answer to a person’s prayer, directly, if he is a real servant of Allah(if he reached that high station of servant hood).
If a Muslim is reach in that real servant hood,then he will be in the company of those who are in the grace of Allah ( no matter whether they are alive in this world or left to next world).
It means, He will be in the company of Prophets and Awliya Allah, and righteous and pious servants.
Oh Salafi scholars,you do not understand anything from Quran, and you saying to people that we cannot know who are Awliya Allah. only Allah knows who is HIS Awliya. Your words is applicable to you alone, none of you will know who is Awliya and who is not. A Wali knows another Wali, a Wali knows that his Lord is nearer to HIM. Allah is not playing Hide game, by keeping secret about his Wali. The Al jamah knows who is who.
Through the below verse, Allah is throwing your mockery on you.
Quran-4:69. All who obey Allah and the messenger are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets [who teach], the sincere [lovers of Truth], the witnesses [who testify], and the Righteous [who do good]: Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!
So Allah commanding to follow and obey the masters (Imams) of that fellowship:4:59. O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination.
If you do not know whom to follow, then make continuous dua to find one true guide and make Durood Sharif (Salawat) on Prophet to find a guide. As salawat protection for us from evils and a light in darkness.
Pray: (Quran 18:80) 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].”
Rejecting Faith in any of the above verses of Quran is unbelif in Allah and His Words.
and :Quran chapter 2:6. As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe. 7. Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they [incur]. 8. Of the people there are some who say: “We believe in Allah and the Last Day;” but they do not [really] believe. 9. Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realise [it] not! 10. In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they [incur], because they are false [to themselves]. 11. When it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “Why, we only Want to make peace!” 12. Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realise [it] not. 13. When it is said to them: “Believe as the others believe:” They say: “Shall we believe as the fools believe?” Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know. 14. When they meet those who believe, they say: “We believe;” but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say: “We are really with you: We [were] only jesting.” 15. Allah will throw back their mockery on them, and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones [To and fro].
So,when you play with Quran verses without authority and without respect, be careful. All 72 sects are misguided by following Quran according to their own ego (without submission). They do not have a different Book So please, I request you, do not be among the misguided souls.
Be saved and be with the people of that saved sect,you may be saved by following them, Allah again saying to enter in HIS Righteous servants, not to enter their physical presence. But enter in their spirituality and in their hearts.Be with them in Fana wa Baqa, which take you to the Garden.
“O soul who is at rest, return to thy Lord, well-pleased with Him, well-pleasing Him. So enter among My servants, and enter My garden.” (Quran 89:27-30)
>Oh Soul, who find peace (at rest) by Zikr of Allah with the rigteous servants of Allah (in Al Jamah of Pious ones) in this world. Enter among those servants in the hereafter by their Intercession and Enter in the Garden (Heaven)
So without a True Shaykh of Tarbiyath, who guide you in to your heart than to your ears, you cannot reach in the garden without following entering in Fana with your spiritual guide (Shaykh of Tasawwuf).
Hazret Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (Radiyallahu Anhu) saying :
“When someone make tarbiyyath himself without a Shaykh, it is like he constructing a building without the foundation!,Those who do not have tarbiyath of shyakhs will not get the flow spiritual wisdom coming from Allah through the Shaykhs (awliya ALLAH),thus he will not reach in lofty stations of faith. He will be like illegitimate children who got someone to be called as a father!” (Qalaidul Jawahir 30)
So follow them. find them by praying as verse 80,chapter 17. And make abundance of Salawat on Prophet. Then you will be guided to a true Shaykh and you will be given spiritual dream of AWliya Allah and you can follow that guide.
There are many groups and sects in the name of “Spiritual guidance (Sufism/tariqah)”, I hope this simple article will help to understand the most truthful and righteous way, that lead to truth and destiny!
ISTHIKHARA PRAYER AND DREAM:
Dream:Hadith – Sahih Bukhari 9:144, Narrated Abu Huraira (Radiyallahu Anhu) Allah’s Apostle (alaihiswalathu wa salam), “When the Day of Resurrection approaches, the dreams of a believer will hardly fail to come true, and a dream of a believer is one of forty-six parts of prophetism, and whatever belongs to prothetism can never be false.”
Hadith – Bukhari 9:119, Narrated Abu Huraira (Radiyallahu Anhu(
I heard Allah’s Apostle (alaihiswalathu wa salam) saying, “Nothing is left of the prophetism except Al-Mubashshirat.” They asked, “What are Al-Mubashshirat?” He replied, “The true good dreams (that conveys glad tidings).”
Hadith -Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 115: Narrated Abu Qatada (Radiyallahu Anhu)The Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said, “A good dream that comes true is from Allah, and a bad dream is from Satan, so if anyone of you sees a bad dream, he should seek refuge with Allah from Satan and should spit on the left, for the bad dream will not harm him.”
So do not lose hope in Allah. Allah guides through His Prophets and the Successors of Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be up on him and his family)The above Quran verses (4:59 and 17:80) confirms this.
May Allah help us..ameen
wa Salamun alal Mursaleen
waLhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen