“HAZRAT”-WORSHIP LEADS TO GRAVE-WORSHIP
The following complaint by a Concerned Brother, portrays the noxious state of the so-called ‘shaikhs’ of tasawwuf of this era. They indulge in haraam and bid’ah which are regarded as constituents of Tasawwuf. Tasawwuf is practically dead today. Both these types of ‘hazrats’ and their ‘mureeds’ are juhala – ignoramuses – who have polluted the pure Ilm and Amal of Tasawwuf.
These semi-qabar pujaaris do not have the haziest idea of the meaning of Tasawwuf. The actions mentioned in the under mentioned letter have no relationship with Tasawwuf. They are the prelude to Qabar Puja (Grave-Worship). Riya and Takabbur have have made the ‘shaikhs’ of today bandits. They ruin and rob the juhala of their Akhlaaq and Imaan.
THE CONCERNED BROTHER WRITES:
I do not understand the actions of certain Hazrats. They come in to the Masjid with dozens of mureeds walking in behind them.
Everybody gets to know who is the important man and, in some instances, people have to, or are made to move so that Hazrat can get to where he wants. Hazrat can walk round or sit where he is, but no, he must walk through the Masjid so that everybody sees him.
Many times he will walk in one minute before Salah and the layman will be expected to make a path and give way to Hazrat in the first saff. This is classed as respect, obedience to Shaykh in order to obtain Fana Fillah.
Carrying of Hazrat's shoes and placing them on the rack also takes place, yet Hazrat has no known medical condition and is able to pick up the shoes himself. Does this not create pride in him?
Then prior to a talk, the Molvi Mureed of Hazrat will praise Hazrat for a full 2 or 3 minutes with tears welling up in his eyes. Is such excessive praise, particularly in the presence of Hazrat, justifiable?
If a lay man not endowed with knowledge and therefore manners approaches Hazrat to ask a question or to make Salam, Mureeds fiercely usher him away saying Hazrat is busy or is going to rest.
If the Molvi Mureed is giving a talk, he will talk excessively saying Hazrat said this and Hazrat said that. In fact the words of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and the blessed name of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alahyi Wasallam is given less of a mention than Hazrat's name and words.
When any bid'ah or wrongful actions of Hazrat are pointed out, Mureeds take offence and even threaten to kill the person.
One person directly stated to me that if my Hazrat is offended I do not want to see the face of the person that offended him, yet Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam forgave the majority at the time of Conquest of Makkah and these disbelievers did far worse to Him.
Furthermore, we now have to listen to the dreams of Hazrat through Molvi Mureeds, who educate the masses to think that Hazrat's dreams are a Shar'i proof for an action.
On one occasion we were told when Laylatul Qadar occurred due to Hazrat's dream.
People create Twitter accounts exclusively dedicated to Hazrat's words. The words of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and Sahabah (May Allah Be Pleased With Them) are redundant from these accounts.
When Hazrat becomes ill we are bombarded with SMS to make Du'a for Him by Mureeds, sometimes at midnight, yet the known Muslim layman in their own community does not get the benefit of even one SMS sent on his behalf.
Is this all part of Tasawwuf or am I right to suspect that this is bordering on Hazrat worshipping, which is detrimental to one's faith?
5 Rajab 1436 (25 April 2015)
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