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“ALA INNA AWLIA ‘ALLAHI LA KHAWFUN AALAYHIM WAA LA HUM YAHZANOONA”

“LO! VERILY THE FRIENDS OF ALLAH! NO FEAR COMES UPON THEM, NOR SHALL THEY GRIEVE.”

(Quran-10:62) Chapter Yunus

On the authority of Abu Hurairah [a companion of Prophet Muhammad] who said: the Messenger of Allah [prayers and Blessings of Allah be upon him] said:

Allah the Almighty has said: “Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.”

{Related by Bukhari}

Who are the Awlia of Allah Subhanahu wa-ta’ala

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA):

reported the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: There are people from the servants of Allah who are neither prophets nor martyrs; the prophets and martyrs will envy them on the Day of Resurrection for their rank from Allah, the Most High.

They (the people) asked: Tell us, Apostle of Allah, who are they? He replied: They are people who love one another for the spirit of Allah (i.e. the Qur’an), without having any mutual kinship and giving property to one. I swear by Allah, their faces will glow and they will be (sitting) in (pulpits of) light. They will have no fear (on the Day) when the people will have fear, and they will not grieve when the people will grieve.

He then recited the following Qur’anic verse: “Behold! Verily for the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (Surah Yunus:62)

(Abu Dawud: Book 23 : Hadith 3520)

On the authority of Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be well pleased with him, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

“Allah Almighty has created three hundred people, whose hearts are like that of Adam, and He created forty people whose hearts are like Moses. He also created seven people whose hearts are like that of Abraham, and he created five people with a heart like that of Gabriel, and three people with a heart like that of Mika’il and only one person with a heart like that of Rafa’il (Raphael). When such a person dies, Allah Almighty will replace him with one of the three. When one of such three dies, Allah Almighty will replace him with one of the five. When one of the seven dies, Allah Almighty will replace him with one of the forty, and when one of the forty dies, He will replace him with one of the three hundred and when one of the three hundred elite dies, Allah Almighty will replace him with someone He chooses from among the pious masses. Such a person will live among the people, and through his prayers (dua), by Allah Almighty’s permission, life and death, rain and prosperity will come and calamity will be averted.”

“Wilayat (Sainthood) is a very special rank and position of acceptance given by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) to His beloved servants. A Wali is a pious Muslim who attains this position of wilayat. Wilayat is deduced from the root word “Wila”, which means closeness. Some attain this position due to their sincere devotion and worship. Some attain this position from birth, but ultimately, it depends on Allah’s mercy and kindness. Wilayat is a shadow of Nabuwat (Prophethood). A Wali, no matter how great his status, cannot reach the status

of a Prophet or a Sahaabi (companions of the Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu ta’ala Alayhi wa Sallam)”

Abu Nu`aym quotes this saying:

“The servants whom God loves best are the pious and the hidden. When they are away noone misses them, and when they are present they are ignored. They are the imâms of good guidance and the torches of knowledge.” Suyuti, al-Fahr al-kabir, refers it to Abu Nu`aym’s Hilyat-ul awliyâ’.

The Holy Qur’aan says in the 4th Sura, an-Nisaa Verse 69:

…those whom Allah has blessed viz. the Prophets (who teach), the Truthful, the Witnesses To The Truth (Martyrs and those who bear witness), and the Righteous (who do good)

Here four categories have been mentioned:

1.      Nabiyeen: Prophets who are blessed by Allah being pure and free of sin

2.      Siddiqin: Who have become embodiments of truth hence they testify to truth

3.      Shuhada: Those who are witnesses to the existence of Allah or Martyrs and

4.      Saliheen The Righteous Servants whom Allah befriends  (Awlia Allah).

THE KARAMAT OF THE AWLIA

A supernatural act, or miracle, performed by a Wali, is known as karamat.

Dargah of Awlia is the resting place of Awlia