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Quran saying the importance to take a guide for religion and spiritual life:
4:59. Sura Nisa: O ye who believe! obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you”.
Also in the Words of greatest scholars: “Whoever dies without an Imaam then he dies the death of jaahileeyah” (AHMAD, MUTAQQI AL HINDI in ‘Kanzul U’maal’ [1/103])
We can know that, the Muslim community strayed when they turn away from the pious leaders of Islam.
The Awliya Allah (Pious Servants of Allah)
“Beware, verily on the friends of Allah, there is no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
(Surah Yunus, Verse 62)
Seek guidance from the Imams of Ahlul Bayth and their successors-The Imams of Ahlu Sunnah, The Awliya Allah, the righteous scholars who followed them in Ihsaan (Tasawwuf-Sufism)
A Hadith Saying:
On the authority of Tamim Al-Dari that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said:
“Religion is nasihah.” We said: “To whom?” The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said: “To Allah and His Book, and His messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.”
Allah Most High says: “He who is hostile to a friend of Mine I declare war against. My slave approaches Me with nothing more beloved to Me than what I have made obligatory upon him, and My slave keeps drawing nearer to Me with voluntary works until I love him. And when I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hand with which he seizes, and his foot with which he walks. If he asks me, I will surely give to him, and if he seeks refuge in Me, I will surely protect him”
(Sahih Bukhari – Fath al-Bari, 11.340 41, hadith 6502
So we seek the help of Allah, through HIS pious Saints.
Islam only prohibits seeking the help and taking protectors people other than Muslims.
Some deviant groups,use some quranic verses against Muslims seeking help of other Muslims. It is not true.
Sura Al-Imraan clarify it:Verse 26:Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers;if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah; except by way of precaution, that ye may guard yourselves from them.
This Quran Verse breaks the claim of shirk and bi’dah of Muslims asking help from each other:
“O ye who believe! Be the helpers of Allah as Jesus, the Son of Maryam (Mary) said to the Hawariyun, “Who will be my helpers in the work of Allah?” The Hawariyun said, “We are helpers of Allah.” Then a portion of the children of Israel believed and a portion disbelieved, but We gave power to those who believed against their enemies, so that they became the ones that prevailed.” (Surah 61, Verse 14)
Those deviants today, accuse other Muslims for asking help of pious saints, this deviants have believed in some and disbelieved in some other. But Allah gave sustenance to those who are with “Friends of Allah”.
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