بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Visible and Invisible Auliyaas/Scholars

by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Islaam teaches to respect teachers and specially those who are teaching Islaam for FREE and asking NO money for this service

Listen to all BUT follow the truth


Musa (Peace Be Upon Him) was a visible Prophet/Messenger while Khizr (Peace Be Upon Him) was an invisible prophet; similarly after Rasool Allah (Peace Be Upon Him), we have visible and invisible Auliyas (Scholars) and you must obey them as long as they follow the Quraan. Please do not underestimate this person (Auliya/Scholar) if he/she is among your relatives or friends by behaving as if Home Grown Chicken is the same as Lentil (Chick Peas/ Daal) (GHAR KEE MURGHEE DAAL BRAABER), because Allah may question you on this mater. You must have a positive attitude for religious issue.

It was revealed to Musa (Moses) (Peace Be Upon Him) that there is a man who has vast knowledge than him, Moses (Peace Be Upon Him) prayed to Allah about his willing to meet the person (Hazrat Khizr Peace Be Upon Him), then he was ordered to make a journey, take a cooked fish and you will meet him (Hazrat Khizr Peace Be Upon Him) at the place where this fish will missing. Musa  (Peace Be Upon Him) started his journey to search for Hazrat Khizr (Peace Be Upon Him) and on how he met him and what are the reasons behind the three acts done by Khizr (Peace Be Upon Him), please read this interesting and meaningful story. (Taken from Al_Quraan_018:060-082)

And every nation had a messenger; so when their messenger came, the matter was decided between them with justice and they shall not be dealt with unjustly. (Al_Quraan_010.047)

Surely those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers and (those who) desire to make a distinction between Allah and His messengers and say: We believe in some and disbelieve in others, and desire to take a course between (this and) that. These it is that are truly unbelievers, and We have prepared for the unbelievers a disgraceful chastisement. (Al_Quraan_004.150-151)

Also after the Rasool Allah (Peace Be Upon Him), who was the Last and Final Prophet/Messenger, Allah put the responsibility on the whole Ummah, some for Full Time Dawah and the rest for Part Time Dawah:

You are the best of peoples (doing Part Time Dawah), evolved for mankind, enjoining (order) what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it was best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (Al_Quraan_003.110)

And from among you there should be a party (doing Full Time Dawah like Scholars, Ulemaas, Auliyas) who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it is that shall be successful. (Al_Quraan_003.104)

Shaitans descend on Disbelievers by Whispering etc., BUT Angels are with the True Believers:

Shall I inform you (of him) upon whom the Shaitans descend? They descend on every sinful, false one. SHAKIR: They descend upon every lying, sinful one, They incline their ears, and most of them are liars. And as to the poets, those who go astray follow them. Do you not see that they wander about bewildered in every valley? (Al_Quraan_026.221-225)

(As for) those who say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right way, the angels descend upon them (True Believers), saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive good news of the garden which you were promised. We are your guardians in this world's life and in the hereafter, and you shall have therein what your souls desire and you shall have therein what you ask for: A provision from the Forgiving, the Merciful. (Al_Quraan_041.030-032)

You must obey (always yes sir) those Auliyas/Scholars, who are sincerely doing goodwill in the light of the Quraan. Please do not underestimate this person (Auliya/Scholar) if he/she is among your relatives or friends by behaving as if Home Grown Chicken is the same as Lentil (Chick Peas/ Daal) (GHAR KEE MURGHEE DAAL BRAABER), because Allah may question you on this mater. You must have a positive attitude for  religious issue. Islaam teaches to respect teachers and specially those who are teaching Islaam for FREE and asking NO money for this service.

And withhold yourself with those who call on their Lord morning and evening desiring His goodwill, and let not your eyes pass from them (always yes sir, till they follow the Quraan), desiring the beauties of this world's life; and do not follow him whose heart We have made unmindful to Our remembrance, and he follows his low desires and his case is one in which due bounds are exceeded. (Al_Quraan_018.028)

Those who, should We establish them in the land, will keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and enjoin good and forbid evil; and Allah's is the end of affairs. (Al_Quraan_022.041)

O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority (Auliya/Leader/Scholar) from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the last day; this is better and very good in the end. (Al_Quraan_004.059)

And from the remote part of the city there came a man running, he said: O my people! follow the messengers; Follow him who does not ask you for reward (Teaching Islaam for FREE), and they are the followers of the right course; (Al_Quraan_036:020-021)

Muslims must respect Aulyias/Scholars and must not think of making fun of them:

O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong. (Al_Quraan_049.011)

… Make not the revelations of Allah a laughing stock (by your behavior), but remember Allah’s grace upon you and that which He hath revealed unto you of the Scripture and of wisdom, whereby He doth exhort you. Observe your duty to Allah and know that Allah is Aware of all things. (Al_Quraan_002.231)

Surely they who are guilty used to laugh at those who believe. And when they passed by them, they winked at one another. And when they returned to their own followers they returned exulting (used to joke). And when they saw them, they said: Most surely these are in error (astray). (Al_Quraan_083.029-032)


Blindly Believing on Scholar is Shirk:

Great Thanks to our Scholars (Ulemaa, Auliya), who worked extremely hard to keep Islaam ALIVE and to keep us Muslims by providing Beautiful knowledge of Islaam. BUT Scholars are NOT Allah and they might do mistakes.

Shame on those who Disrespect any Scholars of Past, Present or Future time:

Yes, we all believe in all the prophets and do not distinguish between them, as Allah said so in the Quraan. And We also believe that Rasool Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) was the last and final messenger and there will be no prophets or messengers after him (Peace Be Upon Him).

And every nation had a messenger; so when their messenger came, the matter was decided between them with justice and they shall not be dealt with unjustly. (Al_Quraan_010.047)

Surely those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers and (those who) desire to make a distinction between Allah and His messengers and say: We believe in some and disbelieve in others, and desire to take a course between (this and) that. These it is that are truly unbelievers, and We have prepared for the unbelievers a disgraceful chastisement. (Al_Quraan_004.150-151)

Also after Rasool Allah, Allah put the responsibility on the whole Ummah, some for Full Time Dawah and the rest for Part Time Dawah:

You are the best of peoples (doing Part Time Dawah), evolved for mankind, enjoining (order) what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it was best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (Al_Quraan_003.110)

And from among you there should be a party (doing Full Time Dawah like Scholars, Ulemaas, Auliyas) who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it is that shall be successful. (Al_Quraan_003.104)

Shaitans descend on Disbelievers by Whispering etc., BUT Angels are with the True Believers:

Shall I inform you (of him) upon whom the Shaitans descend? They descend on every sinful, false one. SHAKIR: They descend upon every lying, sinful one, They incline their ears, and most of them are liars. And as to the poets, those who go astray follow them. Do you not see that they wander about bewildered in every valley? (Al_Quraan_026.221-225)

(As for) those who say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right way, the angels descend upon them (True Believers), saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive good news of the garden which you were promised. We are your guardians in this world's life and in the hereafter, and you shall have therein what your souls desire and you shall have therein what you ask for: A provision from the Forgiving, the Merciful. (Al_Quraan_041.030-032)

Help Allah to get Help from Allah:

O ye who believe! If ye will Help Allah, He will Help you, and plant your feet firmly. (Al_Quraan_047.007)

Allah did not left us without any guidance. Quraan is our First Guide, since Allah said so, and after that the Scholars (Ulema, Auliya), who spend their whole life in keeping Islaam alive. We learn from time to time, similarly a nation learns according to the time as well. Previously communication was not fast enough, BUT now we have thousands of books on our computer and in a matter of minutes if not seconds, we get on the computer screen. Allah knows how fast it will be in the future. The World is getting more challenging than ever before, and the effort to save the Ummah on the new coming scholars are huge. BUT thanks to Allah for sending Great Intellectual Scholars (Ulemaas and Auliyas) to keep Islaam alive according to the time. We must respect all the previous, present and future Scholars and we must be with them and practically help them to establish DEEN, if they are sincerely and peacefully working to establish DEEN. Since Violence is Hurting Islaam very BADLY. And Remember : There is NO Compulsion in Religion..... (Al_Quraan_002:256)

And withhold yourself with those who call on their Lord morning and evening desiring His goodwill, and let not your eyes pass from them (always yes sir, till they follow the Quraan), desiring the beauties of this world's life; and do not follow him whose heart We have made unmindful to Our remembrance, and he follows his low desires and his case is one in which due bounds are exceeded. (Al_Quraan_018.028)

Those who, should We establish them in the land, will keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and enjoin good and forbid evil; and Allah's is the end of affairs. (Al_Quraan_022.041)

O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority (Auliya/Leader/Scholar) from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the last day; this is better and very good in the end. (Al_Quraan_004.059)

Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will most certainly make them rulers in the earth as He made rulers those before them, and that He will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that He will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall serve Me, not associating aught with Me; and whoever is ungrateful after this, these it is who are the transgressors. (Al_Quraan_024.055)

Have you not seen those who assert that they believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you? They desire to summon one another to the judgment of the Shaitan, though they were commanded to deny him, and the Shaitan desires to lead them astray into a remote error. (Al_Quraan_004.060)

O you who believe! be maintainers of justice, bearers of witness of Allah's sake, though it may be against your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives; if he be rich or poor, Allah is nearer to them both in compassion; therefore do not follow (your) low desires, lest you deviate; and if you swerve or turn aside, then surely Allah is aware of what you do. (Al_Quraan_004.135)

O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and will make your foothold firm. (AlQuraan_047.007)

We will, without doubt, Help our messengers and those who Believe, (both) in this world's life and on the Day when the Witnesses will stand forth, (Al_Quraan_040.051)

List of Scholars (Ulema, Auliya) are tremendous and difficult to put all the names here. Below is just few I would like to mention over here:

Khalifas:

Abu Bakr Alsideek, first Caliph after the prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

Omer Bin Khattab, second Caliph after the prophet  (Peace Be Upon Him).

Othman Bin Affan, third Caliph after the prophet  (Peace Be Upon Him).

Ali ibn Abi Talib , fourth Caliph after the prophet  (Peace Be Upon Him).

Muhaddeteen (Great Hadeeths Collectors):

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ismaeel al-Bukhari - (810), Author of Sahih Al-Bukhari.

Abul Husayn Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj Qushayri al-Nisaburi (821-875), Author of Sahih Al-Muslim.

Abu Isa Muhammad ibn Isa ibn Musa ibn ad-Dahhak as-Sulami (824-892) Author of Al-Tirmidhi.

Greate Imaams who were one of the most important Islamic scholars, jurist and the founder of the Hanafi school of fiqh, one of the four schools of jurisprudence):

Imam Abu Hanifah (699 - 765).

Imaam Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn Amr al-Asbahi (715 - 796).

Imaam al-Shafi (820).

Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal (780 - 855).

Old Time Great Scholars:

Hasan al-Basri (642 - 728 or 737).

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jelani (1077).

Sheikh Saadi (1184 - 1283/1291?).

Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207 - 1273).

Ibn Kathir was an Islamic scholar and author Tafsir ibn Kathir, who was born in Busra, Syria in 1301.

Muhammad Ilyas (1885), was the founder of the Islamic movement Tablighi Jamaat of the South Asian subcontinent.

Muhammad Nasir ud deen al-Albani (1914).

Later Scholars:

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Great Reformer of the time, in India, who was the first light to build Pakistan. Established Alighar School later became University.

Maulana Maududee, Great Scholars of the time and founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, in Pakistan.

Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, Great Scholars of the time, in South Africa.

Recent Scholars:

Sheikh Jamal Badawi

Sheikh Shabir Ally president of Islamic Information and Dawah Center, Toronto, Canada.

Steve Rockwell student of Sheikh Ahmed Dedaat, Toronto, Canada.

Imaam Siraj Wahaj

Prof. Tahir ul Qadri

Sheikh Yusuf Estes

Dr. Zakir Naik

Remember: All scholars (Ulemaas and Auliyas) are (were and will be) human beings and may have done mistakes. We should NOT Blindly believe on them, instead we need to check their sayings from the Quraan.

Allah says in the Quraan as an example, the Christians have made their Alims and Ulemaa and Jesus, Allah (their God).

They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only Allah. (Al_Quran_009.031)

Athee ibn Hathim was a Christian who came with a group of people and embraced Islam, when the above passage was revealed; he came to Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and said:

Ya Rasoolullah, at no time have we worshipped our Priests and Monks (Alims and Ullamas); then why is Allah saying so?”

To this our beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

Do you use to take your Priests words when they say a thing is Halaal?

Hathim (RA) said:     “yes”.

Then the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

Do you take the words of your Priests when they say a thing is Haraam?

Hathim (RA) said:     “yes”.

Then, Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) asked:

Do you clarify As to whether Allah and His Prophet have said so?

Hathim (RA) said:     “NO”.

Then, Rasool (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

This is it, You were making them Allah, for when your Alims and Ulemaa say something contradictory to Allah and his Prophet, you obey them BLINDLY without in the LEAST clarifying as to whether Allah and his Prophet said it, then your Alims and Ulemaa become the law makers and law givers, and you obey them blindly, then it is equivalent to making them Allah. Narrated by Hathim (RA) Book:  Ahmed.

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah BUT those who Disbelieve... (Al_Quraan_040.004)

If Quraan cannot convince you nothing will, open your heart towards Allah, because to him will you return and if you haven't gone through the manual (the Quraan) he has sent you and understood it properly, for sure Allah will not like it.


May Allah PROTECT all Muslims from BLINDNESS. AMEEN.


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