Human Soul [Part2]
Question 1: I did not catch the grave worshipping Shaikh spoke about, that the Brelvis do. Is talking to persons at their grave site constitute Shirk? If you ask them to make dua for you? Is this what Shaikh means by worshipping graves?
Answer1: It is a very important question, a Brelvi is a grave worshipper and they are found in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Not everybody found in these countries worship the graves, only some people.
So please do not entertain the idea that every Pakistani is a Brelvi or every Indian Muslim is a Brelvi and every Bengali is a Brelvi etc
Only some of the population worship the graves besides Allah
Concerning the Brelvis, Allah pronounced them liars and kaafirs in Surah 39:3
So Allah (SWT) told you in Surah 39 Verse 3, that those who call upon intermediaries and place between themselves and intermediaries, they put between themselves and Allah an intermediary and they beseech and call upon the intermediary and use the intermediary to reach Allah, Allah said these people they are liars and kaafirs
Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allah only. And those who take Auliya' (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say): "We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah." Verily, Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever. (Az-Zumar 39:3)
The reason why Allah pronounces the Brelvi, a liar and a kaafir is because the Brelvi recited the ayah:
You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything). (Al-Fatihah 1:5)
He (the brelvis) claims that he recited Surah Fatihah Verse 5, yet he prays to the graves and worships the graves.
So when he was reciting (iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nasta’een) it did not come from his heart, it came from his lips.
He is a liar and a kaafir and he is a Muslim by culture, not a Muslim by conviction. A real Muslim is the one who is a Muslim by conviction not by culture.
You are not allowed to go to the graves of people and speak to them and ask them for things!
When you go to the graves, you are only allowed to give salam to them and you recite the dua that the prophet used to recite:
السَّلَامُ عَلَى أَهْلِ الدِّيَارِ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ، وَيَرْحَمُ اللهُ الْمُسْتَقْدِمِينَ مِنَّا وَالْمُسْتَأْخِرِينَ، وَإِنَّا إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ بِكُمْ لَلَاحِقُونَ
It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (RA) said to the Prophet (SAW): “O Messenger of Allaah, what should I say to them (i.e., to the occupants of the graves)?” He said, “Say: Al-salaamu ‘ala ahl il-diyaar min al-mu’mineen wa’l-Muslimeen, wa yarham Allaah al-mustaqdimeena minna wa’l-musta’khireen, wa innaa inshaAllaah bikum la laahiqoon (Peace be upon the inhabitants of the graves, believers and Muslims. May Allaah have mercy upon those who have gone ahead of us and those who come later on, and verily we will, insha’Allaah, join you).” [Sahih Muslim (Vol. 2, pg. 669) No. 974]
But as for asking the person in the grave for something, it is haraam.
When Umar was the Caliph, he suffered severe drought and he did not go to the grave of Muhammad (SAW) and say: ‘O Muhammad, beg Allah to send us the rain’. He went to Abbas, the uncle of the prophet. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2, p.27, No. 1010]
Narrated By Anas: Whenever drought threatened them, 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, used to ask Al-Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib to invoke Allah for rain. He used to say, "O Allah! We used to ask our Prophet to invoke You for rain, and You would bless us with rain, and now we ask his uncle to invoke You for rain. O Allah ! Bless us with rain." And so it would rain. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 17, Hadith #123]
If it were halal to pray to the inhabitants of the graves, Umar would have prayed to the prophet and begged the prophet and say, ‘O Muhammad beg Allah to send the rain’.
But because Umar was not pagan, he was not a Brelvi, he was not a kaafir, a mushrik etc. He went to someone who was alive i.e. Abbas and said ‘Pray for us’
This hadith is in Bukhari and we use it to checkmate the grave worshippers of the Ummah, who claim to be Muslims, even though they are outside the fold of Islam because a Muslim worships Allah and Allah Alone and this is the meaning of ‘La ilaha illallah’ (Nothing deserves to be worshipped except Allah)
So the Shaytan is deceiving the Brelvis having them thinking they are Muslims, even though they are 5 star kaafirs outside the fold of Islam.
Umar did not go to the grave of the prophet and say: ’O Muhammad, pray for us’. Why? because Umar was a Muwahid (a person who was upon authentic tauheed), he was not a Mushrik (a pagan), he was a Muwahid.
He did not worship the grave of the prophet and your dua is ibaadah (worship)
Nu’man ibn Bashir (RA) reported that the Prophet said, “The supplication is itself worship.”…[Tirmidhi (2969) Abu Dawud (1479), Ibn e Majah (3828), Ahmed (18419)]
So if your dua is ibaadah, how can you offer your dua to somebody other than Allah? Indeed the Brelvi is outside the fold of Islam, may Allah guide them to authentic tauheed.
Question 2: I was in a Saudi Salafi masjid in Birmingham and they told us that Bashar al asad of Syria is to be obeyed bcos toppling him will bring harm to the ummah.. Is this the right aqeeda and manhaj?
Answer 2: The saudi salfi are murjia with the leaders and khawaarij with the ummah. When Bashar Al Asad said worship me not Allah. The Saudi Salfis still say don’t topple the leader. Sheikh has refuted them a lot of times but he has to do it again..
O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger (SAW), if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination. (An-Nisa 4:59)
Allah says "MINKUM" (from among you) not a kaafir like Bashar Al Asad and he’s not minkum.
Prophet (saws) said topple the leader if you see clear kufr [Bukhari Vol 9 Page 146]
He’s a shiate, and an alawite. The rasool (saw) said topple the leader if you see clear kufr. So who are you going to obey, the Prophet or the madkhalis? The Saudi Salfis are very evil, salah behind them is batil. You cannot call Bashar Al Asad a murtad, he was a kaafir from day one. He was not in the fold of Islam.