Monday, October 13, 2008

Abdullah Shah Ghazi & Cyclone Yemyin

Dawn News Channel coverage of Cyclone YEMYIN was up to the mark but certain issues must be cleared.

As per the news in Daily Dawn [dated June 25, 2007]

"Storm leaves Karachi in chaos: Death toll mounts to 200" [1]

and as per latest news in Daily Dawn [dated July 02, 2007]

"Over two million severely hit: •Balochistan death toll 100 •15 districts affected •Loss estimated at Rs10bn" [2]

But Lo and Behold! What stuff the newly inaugurated Dawn News Channel was trying to pull in the 21st Century.

A female news reporter on a visit to Abdullah Shah Ghazi's Shrine in Clifton Karachi commented on the view of those who visit this shrine for all the worldly and heavenly [life after death] blessings. She said that there is a belief prevalent amongst Karachiites that

"All the Cyclones which are supposed to hit Karachi stopped by Abdullah Shah Ghazi and his shrine"

Then what shall we do about these Verses in Quran?

“And if Allaah touches you with harm, none can remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He is Able to do all things.” [al-An’aam 6:17]

“And invoke not, besides Allaah, any that will neither profit you, nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers).” [Yoonus 10:106]

The belief that there are abdaal, aqtaab and awliya’ (kinds of “saints”) to whom Allaah has given the power to run the affairs of the universe. Allaah tells us about the mushrikeen (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say [O Muhammad]: ‘…And who disposes the affairs?’ They will say. ‘Allaah.’…” [Yoonus 10:31]

No disrespect intended but strange saint he is who fail to save the lives of the people:

"Storm leaves Karachi in chaos: Death toll mounts to 200" [1]"

And very cruel indeed that his jurisdiction stops at the border of Sindh Baluchistan:

"Over two million severely hit: •Balochistan death toll 100 •15 districts affected •Loss estimated at Rs10bn" [2]

I wonder what happened to Shah Noorani of Lahut Lamakan of Baluchistan where Muslims go to perform Noorani Hajj? Has his power been usurped by someone, who stops Noorani Baba from saving lives of Innocent people of Baluchistan?

Shouldn’t Dawn News Channel and thousands of other private TV Channels launch a campaign like famous Singer Fakhar Alam did to help the poor victim of 2005 Earthquake. The Earthquake had hit the area where Shah Ismail Shaheed Dehelvi and Syed Ahmed Shaheed were martyred and buried as well? What happened to their powers?

Who suspended the powers of those Saints buried in Thatta District to save the people of Badin and Thatta from this man made calamity [yes Rain is blessings it is the government of the day who should be held responsible for not reaching to the people to help them], or Should we wind up every Rescue Agency in Pakistan and start building Pucca and Plastered Air Conditioned Shrines along Coastal Area of Sindh Baluchistan to save people form Cyclones?


Late Mualana Abul Kalam Azad [Indian National Congress] in his Ghubar-e-Khatir quote two incidents when Napoleon and Czar of Russia attacked Egypt and Central Asian Muslim State. The Islamic Scholars came to the rulers and advised to recite Bukhari [Book of Hadith and Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and some special recitation [Khatam-e-Kwajgan 'Sufi's Recitation) and Enemy Forces will crumbled automatically {meaning Cannons will be infested with bugs) and you will be amazed Mr Kabir that before even the Bukhari was finished Napoleon routed the government of Egypt and Czar did the same. Maulana Azad also wrote that "Recitation and Prayers work for those who are practical.

Asked what the funding source of the two seminaries and the Lal Masjid was, Maulana Aziz said: “Whenever we are short of essential items we close our eyes and demand the goods from Allah. Within a few minutes, we find the desired things in our kitchens.” [3]

The elder Brother also claim in a TV Channel that he has been visited by Holy Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] "300 TIME" in his dreams. I wonder who, he is trying to fool and by the way it is not the criteria of Piety and Judging faith. How come Maulana know that the person was Mohammad [PBUH], when there are no photos available. Above all a Dream is a dream and cannot alter Sharia which is perfected 1400 years ago.

You will be surprised at what goes on in the Tablighi Jamaat in India. Recently, an engineering professional, had the good fortune (!) of being caught for 40 days by these fellows in their effort to make him a "born-again" Muslim. Speaking in an all-night camp just preceding the Prophet's birthday, one senior Tablighi, may be a professional man himself, claimed that once God made Nehru's plane to stand still in the air over Delhi. It so happened that the Angels were descending from heaven carrying food to the Faithful gathered at their Markaz in Nizamuddin (where a Tablighi meet was being held; just like in Raiwind) and the damn plane's flight path was crossing the path of the Angels and lo & behold, Nehru's plane remained immobile in the sky for half-an-hour, paying respect and providing right-of-the-way to the celestial tourists! If this is the state of affairs in this century, I fear 100 years later the world will re-enter the Dark Ages!

Abdullah Shah Ghazi:

Abdullah Shah Ghazi is considered to be patron saint of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The dargah of Abdullah Shah Ghazi is located in Clifton neighborhood of Saddar Town in Karachi. The real name of Abdullah Shah Ghazi was Abdulla bin Nahban and he was Muslim Umayyad general who died at Debal while trying to conquer Sindh in 711 CE. This army was led by Abdulla bin Nahban and Badil bin Tuhfa, respectively and were both defeated at Debal. According to Dr. Daud Pota the tomb of Abdullah Shah at Clifton in Karachi is of this General, Abdulla bin Nabhan.

So much for the saint!

Saint/Grave Worshipping in Quran and Sunnah:

Those unto whom they cry beside Allah created naught, but are themselves created. (They are) dead, not living. And they know not when they will be raised. {Verse 20-21-Sorrah Al-Nahal- Bee- XVI}.

Nor are the living equal with the dead. Lo! Allah maketh whom He will to hear. Thou canst not reach who are in the graves. {Verse 22- Soorah Fatir – The Angels-XXXV} .

And who is further astray than those who instead of Allah, pray unto such as hear not their prayer until the Day of Resurrection, and are unconscious of their prayer. {Verse 5 – Soorah Al-Ahqaf – Wind-Curved Sandhills- XLVI}.

And (remember) when Luqman said unto his son, when he was exhorting him: O my dear son! Ascribe no partners unto Allah. Lo! to ascribe partners (unto Him) is a tremendous wrong [LUQMAN (LUQMAN) 031.013]

As per Islamic Sahriah praying or offering Salat Namaz is allowed anywhere in the world except in the graveyards, beside a grave and toilet {You cannot ask for any favour from those who are buried in any tomb, grave and you cannot even ask favours from the grave of Holy Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]. The thing and pray which is allowed near graves are:

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} said: Whosoever desires to visit the graveyard, must do so, because it reminds us of the Hereafter. {Muslim}

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} used to visit graves {Jannatul Baqeeh Madina} and recited this pray, “Peace be on you, O’ abode of the believing people. What you have been promised with has come to you. You are tarried till tomorrow and certainly we shall reach you if Allah wills. O’ Allah, forgive the inmates of the Baqi ‘ il – Gharqad. {Muslim}

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} passed by graves at Medina. He turned his face towards them and said: Peace be on you, O’ inmates of graves. May Allah forgive us and you, you have preceded us, and we are following. {Tirmidhi}.

Only above is allowed near graves.

What is not allowed:

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} said: It is better that one of you should sit on live coals which will burn his clothes and the heat should mark his skin than that he should sit on grave. {Muslim}.

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} forbade that the graves should be plastered or they should be used as sitting places (for the people) or a building should be erected over them. {Muslim}.

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} said: Do not travel for any mosque except Mecca, Medina and Al-Aqsa. {Bukhari and Muslim}. Mean you cannot make journey for the
tombs, graves and Saints for worshipping.

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} said: Do not make my grave a place for festival you just recite Darood as Allah conveys your Darood to me. {Nisai}.

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} had cursed those women visit graves. {Masnad Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal, Tirmidhi, and Ibn-e-Maja}.

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} prayed: O Allah! Don’t let them make my grave an Idol lest it be worshipped. Then said Curse of Allah descended upon those who turned the graves of their Prophets {PBUT} into mosques. {Mauta Imam Malik}.

Holy Prophet Muhammad {PBUH} said: Be warned of the practice of those people who used to turn the graves of their Prophets {PBUT} and Saints {RA} into mosques I forbade you. {Muslim}.

Imam Shafai’s thought on graves:

It is forbidden {Gunah-e-Kabeera; sin of the highest degree} to turn the graves into Mosques {Shrines}, to light Lamps or candle on Graves, to worship the graves, to circle the grave like Kaaba, to kiss the grave and offering Namaz in the direction of graves.

Imam Abu Haneefa’s thought on grave:

Forbidden to add anything on graves mean making it solid or making building over the same or even construct the mosque near it.

Imam Malik:

Forbidden to do any of the above things.

Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal:

Forbidden if there are such mosques, which are built on graves such mosques, be razed to the ground. No Namaz is halal in such mosques.

It is mentioned in Sahih Muslim vol. 2 pp 459-60, No. 2116-2118

“Jabir said : Allaah’s Messenger forbade that the graves should be plastered or, they be used as sitting places (for the people), or a building should be built over them”

[Also in Sahih Muslim vol. 2 Hadith No. 2114 (also see 2115)]

I heard the messenger of Allaah commanding (us) to level the grave. 'Abdullaah Ibn Sharjeel Hasanah said:

"I saw ‘Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan order the leveling of the graves. So it was said to him: 'This is the grave of Umm ‘Amr the daughter of ‘Uthmaan!' However, he commanded that it too should be leveled."

[Related by Ibn Abee Shaybah in al-Musannaf (4/138) and Aboo Zur‘ah in at-Taareekh (22/2) with an authentic chain of narrators]

From Abul-Hayyaaj al-Asadee who said: "‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said to me: 'Shall I not send you for what the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent me? That you deface all statues and pictures and that you level all elevated graves."

[Related by Muslim (3/61), Aboo Daawood (3/70), an-Nisaa‘ee (1/285) and others]

Jundub Ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Bajalee said that he heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say – five days before he died: "Verily those before you took the graves of their Prophets and righteous people as places of worship, so do not take the graves as places of worship. Indeed I forbid you from this!" [Related by Muslim (2/67-68), Aboo ‘Awaanah (1/104) and others]

From Aboo Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: "O Allaah, do not turn my grave into an idol. May the curse of Allaah be upon those who take the graves of their Prophets as places of worship." [Related by Ahmad (no. 7352), Ibn Sa‘d (2/241-242) and others. Its chain of narrators is Authentic]

Aboo Burdah said: "Aboo Moosaa al-Ash‘aree advised us before he died, saying: 'You should hasten with my janaazah…and do not put in my lahad (a cleavage in the side of the grave where the body is placed) anything that will come between me and the earth, nor build anything over my grave. So bear witness that I am free of those women who shave their heads, tear their clothes or beat their cheeks.' They said: 'Did you hear anything about this?' He said: 'Yes, from the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)!'" [Related by Ahmad (4/397) with a strong chain of narrators]

'Abdullaah Ibn Sharjeel Hasanah said: "I saw ‘Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan order the leveling of the graves. So it was said to him: 'This is the grave of Umm ‘Amr the daughter of ‘Uthmaan!' However, he commanded that it too should be leveled." [Related by Ibn Abee Shaybah in al-Musannaf (4/138) and Aboo Zur‘ah in at-Taareekh (22/2) with an authentic chain of narrators]

From Abul-Hayyaaj al-Asadee who said: "‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said to me: 'Shall I not send you for what the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent me? That you deface all statues and pictures and that you level all elevated graves.'" [Related by Muslim (3/61), Aboo Daawood (3/70), an-Nisaa‘ee (1/285) and others]

So if we cannot construct anything on the grave then how can Mazar exist, and when there is no existence of Mazar, where is the question of visiting it. Most of the Muslim Kings who invaded India were disciples of several Sufi Orders [which is itself a Bida'at (innovation) e.g. Mughals were disciples of Naqshbandi Order (their practices are worst kind of polytheism). Something about Innovations which are prevalent in India due to the invasion of Central Asian Bandits.

Linguistically Bid'ah (innovation) means 'a newly invented matter'.

The Sharee'ah definition of Bid'ah is: "A newly invented way [beliefs or action] in the religion, in imitation of the Sharee'ah (prescribed Law), by which nearness to Allaah is sought, [but] not being supported by any authentic proof - neither in its foundations, nor in the manner in which it is performed." Al-I'tisaam of ash-Shaatibee (1/37).

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Every innovation is misguidance and going astray" Reported by Abu Daawood (no. 4607), at-Tirmidhee (no. 2676) and it is saheeh. Ibn Hajr authenticated it Takhreej Ahaadeeth Ibn ul-Haajib (1/137).

And he (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) also said: "… and every innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the Hellfire." Reported by an-Nasaa'ee (1/224) from Jaabir bin Abdullaah and it is saheeh as declared by Shaikh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah in Majmoo' ul-Fataawaa (3/58).

The Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) also warned against the People of Innovation, from befriending, supporting or taking from them saying: "Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind." Reported by Bukhaaree (12/41) and Muslim (9/140)


Storm leaves Karachi in chaos: Death toll mounts to 200 By S. Raza Hassan [1]

Over two million severely hit: •Balochistan death toll 100 •15 districts affected •Loss estimated at Rs10bn [2]

Seminaries plan ‘Islamic revolution’ By Inamullah Khattak [3]

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