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Imam ad-Daraqutni and seeking blessings from the graves

 

Some of the sufi websites (http://www.sunnah.org and http://www.haqqaninaqshbandiuk.com and many others) have quoted the following statement by Imam ad-Daraqutni from the book of Ibn al Jawzi Sifat al Safwah.

Abu al-Hasan al-Daraqutni said: "We used to seek blessings from Abu al-Fath al-Qawasi's grave." 2:471.

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Response

When we see the book by Imam Ibn al Jawzi the word "grave" is not even mentioned rather it states:

قال أبو الحسن الدارقطنى كنا نتبرك بأبي الفتح القواس وهو صبي
Urdu translation

ہم ابو الفتح سے اس وقت تبرک حاصل کرتے تھے جبکہ وہ بچہ تھا !
English translation
Abu al Hasan Darqutni said we used to seek blessings from Abul Fath al Qawwaas while he was a boy (or child). [
Sifat al Safwah Page 471]

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Comment: This is clear that Imam ad-Daraqutni believed that tabarruk can not be sought after the death of the Auliyah as he said: "WE USED TO SEEK BLESSINGS".  So, this saying is against sufis and Imam Khateeb Baghdadi quoted this saying with his chain in Tareekh Baghdad vol 14 page 328 which is authenticated by Shaykh Rafiq Taahir.

Note: In the life of a pious people one can take blessings from him as it is mentioned in the hadeeth

Narrated `Aisha:

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، رضى الله عنها أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا اشْتَكَى يَقْرَأُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ بِالْمُعَوِّذَاتِ وَيَنْفُثُ، فَلَمَّا اشْتَدَّ وَجَعُهُ كُنْتُ أَقْرَأُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَمْسَحُ بِيَدِهِ رَجَاءَ بَرَكَتِهَا‏.‏

Whenever Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) became sick, he would recite Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An- Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings[Sahih al-Bukhari 5016]

Some of the fatawa by the scholars of Ahlus sunnah

a) Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said "Seeking blessing from righteous people is of two types.

1 – Seeking blessings by asking them to make du'aa' to Allaah for one. This is permissible, subject to the condition that they be known to be righteous and pious and that they will not be exposed to fitnah thereby.

2 – Seeking blessing through their relics, such as their clothes and belongings, etc. This is not permissible and is a form of reprehensible bid'ah (innovation).(Islam QA fatwa no: 26284)

Regarding second type of Tabarruk there is a fatwa by Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shaatibi

b) Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shaatibi said:

الصحابة -رضي الله عنهم- بعد موته - عليه الصلاة والسلام- لم يقع من أحدٍ منهم شيء من ذلك بالنسبة إلى من خلفه، إذ لم يترك النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم - بعده في الأمة أفضل من أبي بكر الصديق -رضي الله عنه- ، فهو كان خليفته، ولم يُفعل به شيءٌ من ذلك، ولا عمر - رضي الله عنه-، وهو كان أفضل الأمة بعده، ثم كذلك عثمان، ثم علي، ثم سائر الصحابة الذين لا أحد أفضل منهم في الأمة، ثم لم يثبت لواحد منهم من طريق صحيح معروف أن متبركاً تبرك به على أحد تلك الوجوه أو نحوها، بل اقتصروا فيهم على الاقتداء بالأفعال والأقوال والسير التي اتبعوا فيها النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- فهو إذاً إجماع منهم على ترك تلك الأشياء.
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After the death of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), none of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) did anything of that nature with regard to those who succeeded him as leaders. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not leave behind in the ummah anyone who was better than Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq (may Allaah be pleased with him), who was his successor, and he did not do anything of that sort, and neither did 'Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him), and they were the best of the ummah after him. Neither did 'Uthmaan, or 'Ali, or any of the Sahaabah, and there is no one in the ummah who is better than them. There is no report from any of them via any sound isnaad that they sought blessings in any of these ways or similar ways. Rather they limited themselves to emulating the actions, words and conduct of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). So there is consensus among them that all such things should be avoided. [Al Aitesa'am Vol 1 page 286,287]

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Conclusion:
1. These sufis fabricated the translation which was actually "while he was child" but they changed it to "seek blessings from his grave". One can see this fabrication all over sufi websites and their forums, actually it is against them.
 
2. Imam ad-Daraqutni the scholar of Ahlus sunnah went against the sufis as he clearly said "WE USED TO SEEK BLESSINGS" after the death he left

How the devil (Shaytan) Whisper to ask Help from Dead

 
Imam Barqivi Hanafi told us how the satan whisper people to ask help from dead.
 
Imam Barqivi Hanafi (929-981 h) said in Ziyarat al quboor 
أن الشيطان يلطف كيده للإنسان بتحسين الدعاء له عند القبر وجعله أرجح منه في بيته ومسجده وأوقات الأسحار . ...فإذا قرر ذلك عنده نقله درجة أخرى من الدعاء عنده إلى الدعاء بصاحب القبر والإقسام على الله تعالى به وهذا أعظم من الذي قبله فإن شأنه تعالى أعظم من أن يقسم عليه بأحد من خلقه أو يسأل بأحد من خلقه . ...وقد أنكر أئمة الإسلام ذلك فقال أبو الحسن القدوري في [ شرح كتاب الكرخي ] قال بشر بن الوليد سمعت أبا يوسف يقول قال أبو حنيفة لا ينبغي لأحد أن يدعو الله تعالى إلا به قال : وأكره أ ن يقول أسألك بمعقد العز من عرشك وأكره أن يقول : بحق فلان وبحق أنبيائك ورسلك وبحق البيت الحرام . ...قال أبو الحسن : أما المسألة بغير الله فمنكرة في قولهم لأنه لا حق لغير الله عليه وإنما الحق لله تعالى على خلقه . ...قال ابن بلدجي في [ شرح المختار ] : ويكره أن يدعو الله تعالى إلا به فلا يقول أسألك بفلان أو بملائكتك أو أنبيائك أو نحو ذلك ، لأنه لا حق للمخلوق على خالقه ، أو يقول في دعائه : أسألك بمعقد العز من عرشك وعن أبي يوسف جوازه لما روي أنه عليه السلام دعا بذلك ، ولأن معقد العز من العرش إنما يراد به القدرة التي خلق الله تعالى بها العرش مع عظمته فكأنه سئل بأوصافه . ...وما قال فيه أبو حنيفة وأصحابه وأصحابه : أكره كذا ، فهو عند محمد حرام وعند أبي حنيفة وأبي يوسف هو إلى الحرام أقرب وجانب التحريم عليه أغلب . ...فإذا قرر الشيطان عنده أن الإقسام على الله تعالى به والدعاء به أبلغ في تعظيمه واحترامه وأنجع في قضاء حاجته نقله درجة أخرى إلى دعائه نفسه من دون الله والنذر له ثم ينقله بعد ذلك درجة أخرى إلى أن يتخذ قبره وثناً يعكف عليه ويوقد عليه القنديل والشمع ويعلق عليه الستور ويبني على المسجد ويعبده بالسجود له والطواف به وتقبيله واستلامه والحج إليه والذبح عنده ثم ينقله درجة أخرى إلى دعاء الناس إلى عبادته واتخاذه عيداً ومنسكاً وأن ذلك أنفع لهم في دنياه وآخرتهم .
 
Satan makes a plot for humanbeings 
1. He makes him agree that it is good to invoke near the grave, rather He prepares him that invoking near the grave is better than invoking in house, Mosque and at the time of Suhr.

2. When a man agrees with him than he takes him to another degree that invoking the person in grave and giving Allah his qasam is also a regiteous act. This plot of satan is even more worse than the previous one because giving Allah qasam of creation or asking him through the right of creation (is not good as) Allah is above it. 
 
Scholars of Islam rejected this Abul Hasan Quduri states in "Sharah Kitab al Karkhi" that Bashr bin Waleed said: I heard Abu Yusaf that Abu Hanifa said: It is not allowed for any person to invoke Allah with the right of someone.... It is disliked to invoke with the right of so and so, with the right of Prophets and Messengers, with the right of Bayt al Haraam. 
 
 
Abul Hasan said: It is Munkar to ask with the right of ghayr Allah according to them (Hanafi scholars) because ghayr Allah have no right over Allah but Allah have right over them. Ibn al Baldaji (599 h to 683 h) said in "Sharah al Mukhtar": It is disliked to ask Allah with the right of someone. This is not allowed to say O Allah I ask you by the right of so and so and your Angels and Messengers

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Hadiths on Omnipresence of Prophet peace be upon him

Following is the translation of an Article by Abu Abdullah Saarim which was published in Majallah as-Sunnah no. 35 page 13 of Shaykh Ghulam Mustafa Zaheer.

"Some people have started a false aqeedah against Qurah, Hadeeth, Muhadditheen and the Taaifah al Mansoorah that Prophet peace be upon him is Haadir Naadir (Omnipresent). See the short evidences of ahadeeth against this false and extremely deviant aqeedah.  

Muhammad Calligraphy

1. Aisha  reported
فَقَدْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَيْلَةً مِنَ الْفِرَاشِ فَالْتَمَسْتُهُ
One night I missed Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) from the bed. [Sahih Muslim no. 486]

2. Abu Qatada said
 أَصْبَحَ النَّاسُ فَقَدُوا نَبِيَّهُمْ
 They would have in the morning found their Apostle missing from amongst them [Sahih Muslim no. 681]

3. Abdullah Ibn Masood said
كُنَّا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ذَاتَ لَيْلَةٍ فَفَقَدْنَاهُ فَالْتَمَسْنَاهُ فِي الأَوْدِيَةِ وَالشِّعَابِ فَقُلْنَا اسْتُطِيرَ أَوِ اغْتِيلَ - قَالَ - فَبِتْنَا بِشَرِّ لَيْلَةٍ بَاتَ بِهَا قَوْمٌ 

we were in the company of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) one night and we missed him. We searched for him in the valleys and the hills and said. He has either been taken away (by jinn) or has been secretly killed. He (the narrator) said. We spent the worst night which people could ever spend. When it was dawn we saw him coming from the side of (the cave of) Hira'. He (the narrator) reported. We said: Messenger of Allah, we missed you and searched for you, but we could not find you and we spent the worst night which people could ever spend. [Sahih Muslim no. 450]

4. Aisha said:
افْتَقَدْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ذَاتَ لَيْلَةٍ فَظَنَنْتُ أَنَّهُ ذَهَبَ إِلَى بَعْضِ نِسَائِهِ فَتَحَسَّسْتُ ثُمَّ رَجَعْتُ فَإِذَا هُوَ رَاكِعٌ أَوْ سَاجِدٌ يَقُولُ ‏ "‏ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ‏"‏ ‏

I missed one night the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) (from his bed). I thought that he might have gone to one of his other wives. I searched for him and then came back and (found him) in a state of bowing, or prostration, saying: Hallowed be Thou and with Thy praise; there is no god but Thou. [Sahih Muslim no. 485]

5. Abu Huraaira said:
أَ
نَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَدَ نَاسًا فِي بَعْضِ الصَّلَوَاتِ 

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) found some people absenting from certain prayers

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