This work can rightly be called a commentary on the whole of Islam. In all my life I have not been benefited by any human work, as much as God has enabled me to benefit from this book. It is through this work that I have been able to comprehend Islam as a well-knit scheme of life. A number of religious precepts of Islam,. in which I used to believe merely as a matter of faith, are now part of my conviction, based on understanding and personal certitude. That was possible after studying this book
Maulana Muhammad Manzur Nu'mani’s tribute to Shah Wali Allah’s Hujjat Allah al-Balighah.
Our Grandsheikh was speaking about Awliyâ’; «who are saints?» They have attributes of Allah Almighty. When Allah likes and trusts a servant He gives to him from His Divine Power. Once a wali was speaking in front of a crowd saying: «If a Saint says to a mountain ‚move‘, it moves.» Then the mountain behind him actually began to move until the wali shouted: «No! Stop! I was only giving an example.»
It is important for a servant to be trustworthy in the sight of Allah Almighty. First the sheikh will try the mureed for his trustworthiness, then the Prophet will try his Ummah, and then Allah will try His servants. If the sheikh is finding him trustworthy, he gives him from his treasures. If the Prophet finds him trustworthy, he gives him from his treasures. If Allah finds him trustworthy, He gives him from His Divine Attributes and Powers, so that if that servant says for something to be, it is.
“If you know the road then you must be falling in love with your Lord. And the one who is falling in love with Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) cannot wait to meet the one that he loves. Nothing in this world really can make him to be connected to this world then.”
-Sahibul Saif Sheykh Abdul Kerim El Kibrisi El Rabbani Hz.
Don’t look around the world to say, ‘it is so bad everywhere, so we are okay.’ Don’t judge yourself with the bad ones. Judge yourself with the good ones. Look at the good ones, watch the good ones. Watch the actions, the intentions and the doing of the Awliyah Allah, and judge yourself according to that. That time you will understand, that time you will know where you are standing, and what is your value.
Allah (swt) is saying, “He has hidden His waliullah, His friends, among the people.”They may appear to you like one of you but they are not. They may not speak. They do not have to speak. They do not have to be a Shaykh or Imam. No. They do not have to be a Muezzin. When they are sitting you may think that they may not even have tongues. But they might be the friends of Allah. So you have to be careful there more than anything else. If you get that one’s anger, then you finish yourself. If you get that one’s pleasure, you raise yourself. Because everything works according to what is between his two jaws (tongue). What comes out is accepted.
The biggest problem that people are in, and for which they are receiving punishment on themselves, or they are not being happy with their lives, is not because they are not worshipping or they are not doing so many of the orders of Allah (subhana wa ta'ala). That is a big reason, but in these days people are attacking those who are beloved to Allah.
The person who is worshipping and doing so many things may not find safety, but maybe intercession will come from someone who is beloved to Allah for a person who is not worshipping, praying or doing so many things, and he will reach to safety. Allah is saying to us, “Don’t think that your prayers and your deeds are enough to save you.”But Shafa'at, intercession is enough for safety, the intercession of the Holy Prophet (sws) and the intercession of those who are given permission.
And Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) is ordering us saying, “Be with the Saliheen. O people! Be with those righteous ones.”Anyone who is with the Saliheen finds safety. They find safety in Dunya and they find safety in the hereafter. Anyone who is against them has not found safety in this world at all, and in the hereafter, eh, if you don’t believe (me now about their final end), then when everyone of you will go to the hereafter life you will see if they found safety.
Holy Prophet (sws) is saying that Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) says, “I will declare war on those who touch the ones that I love.”The Waliullah. The Friends of Allah. He says, “I will declare war on that person.” If a man sits down and thinks just a little bit, “What is the meaning of Allah’s declaring war on me?” Uff! Your declaring war to Allah is not the same as Allah’s declaring war on you.
When you wake up in the morning, do you make remembrance of Allah? Or you make remembrance of this dunya? Be real. Real knowledge. First you have to be real to get the real knowledge. If you are not real, spirituality will not open to you. It’s not given to you. Because you don’t know what to do with it, you start pretending. Not just alims, pretending alims, fake alims. There is so many fake Sheykhs too.
Of course, it happens. We are living in the time of fakeness. We are living in the second jahiliyah where people they are jahil, they are ignorant. With so much education and money and technology, they are ignorant. Because of what? Because they don’t wake up to themselves, because they don’t have people waking them up. They are entering into tarikat to see unusual things. Consulting with their sheykh only for, ‘oh my wife is like this, my husband is like this, my children is like this, I love this one, this one doesn’t love me. I hate this one, put something on him. My business is like this… Dunya, isn’t it? And what do those fake sheykh they do? Because they’ve seen so many foolish people, they say, ‘oh you want? Give me money, I will write a taweez for you.’
Does that happen? Of course it happens. It happens everywhere. Are we saying there is no real alims? Of course there are. Are we saying there is no real sheykh? Of course there are. But we must look out. This is part of waking up; to understand how this world and shaytan is tricking us.
We are not here to read books. We are here to read the heart. You can carry the whole books on your back, it doesn’t make you a scholar. You can swallow all the 104 books, it cannot make you a scholar. They said, donkey that carry books on his backs, doesn’t make it a scholar, it’s still a donkey.
The words of a Saint can only be explained by a Saint. No scholar can explain that. Even if they explain, it will not do you any benefit. He is not going to touch your heart, your spirit. No benefit. They can give you the most intelligent, the most clear explanation, it’s not going to touch you. Because the words of a Saint have to be explained by a Saint. Then it’ll touch your heart.