Awliya Allah-The Pious Saints of Allah
Quran Declaring: The guidance of Quran is only for those who are pious servants of Allah.
Alif L’am M’im. This is the Book in which there is no doubt. (Since its Author, Allah,the Creator of this universe, possesses complete knowledge, there is no room for doubt about its contents.) It is a guide for those who are God conscious,-Chapter2,Quran.
Therefore, Quran commanding to all believers to follow those pious servants who are charged with authority. 4:59. Sura Nisa: O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you.
Because the pious servants who obey Allah and His Messenger (in Ihsaan) are in the company of Prophets, Truthful and Righteous people, both physically and spiritually. They have given the power of Intercession with Prophets and greatest saints of the past. Quran again stating:
Chapter4:Sura Nisa-Verse 69:”All who obey Allah and the Messenger are in the company of those on whom is the grace of Allah-Of the Prophet(Who teach),the Sincere(lovers of Truth),the witness(who testify),and the Righteous(those who do good)Ah What a Beautiful Fellowship”.
Since the words of Quran is for all people and all time until last day…the meaning of the above verse can be read like this:
The real people who completely(Perfect Obedience)obeyed Allah and Rasool (PBUH) are in the good company. The company of Prophets (Intercession through meditation-Muraqaba, dreams, and eye witness), the Truthful and sincere in people in Love of Allah and Messenger SAW (Siddiqun) and those who Testified their faith with the Holy one (Shaykhs) among them and the Righteous one (Saliheens) who follow the successors of Prophet. Wowww That is what a beautiful fellowship”.
Allah saying in that Verse, all of them who obey Allah and HIS Messenger keeps the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah, like Prophets, Siddiquns,Saliheens, Shuhada’uns (those who made a perfect witness of Taueed..Shahidallahu annahu la Ilaha Illa Huwa wal Mala’ikathi wa Ulool Ilmu-means they are also in the company of Allah,Angles and Knowers-means the Awliya Allah) through Intercession, dreams, direct meeting etc.
This verse is for all time until last day. Ask your Wahabi Scholars, how many of them keep such a high company…a beautiful fellowship?!!!
“Beware, verily on the friends of Allah, there is no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
(Surah Yunus, Verse 62)
The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, delivered an admonition that made our hearts fearful and our eyes tearful. We said, “O Messenger of Allah, it is as if this were a farewell sermon, so advise us.” He said, “I enjoin you to have Taqwa of Allah and that you listen and obey, even if a slave is made a ruler over you. He among you who lives long enough will see many differences. So for you is to observe my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-principled and rightly-guided successors, holding on to them with your molar teeth. Beware of newly-introduced matters, for every innovation (bid’ah) is an error.”
[Abu Dawud & Al-Tirmidhi, who says it is an authentic hadith)
THE AWLIYA ALLAH ARE ALIVE IN THEIR GRAVES
Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) says in the Qur’an al-Kareem “Do not even
think of those who are martyred in the way of Allah as dead, BUT THEY
ARE ALIVE near their lord and given provision. They are joyous of what
Allah bestowed upon them of his favour and they give good news to those
who have not as yet reached them.” (Surah Al-Imraan, Verse 170).
THE HIGH SAINTS AND THE FORTY ABDALS
Rasulullah (saw) said, “The best of my Ummah in every generation
will be five hundred, and forty Abdal. Thse five hundred will never
decrease in number, nor the forty. Every time one of the five
hundred dies Allah(swt) will substitute with another, and so He will
of the forty. The people said, “Tell us something about their
deeds.” He replied, “They will pardon those who wrong them, will do
good to those who do them evil, and will equitably spend of what
Allah gives them.”
[Abu Nu’aym, narrated by Ibn Umar RA]
THE FORTY ABDALS
Rasulullah (saw) said, “Forty of my followers will always be on
earth whose heart will be like the heart of Ibrahim (as). It is
because of them that Allah (swt) will withhold punishement from the
people of the earth. They are called “Al-Abdal”. They would have
attained that status not through pryers, fasting or charity.” The
Companions asked: “How else would they have attained that status?”
He replied: “Through generosity and sincerity towards the Ummah.”
[Tabrani, narrated by Ibn Mas’ud RA]