The articles intends to provide a basic introduction to the method of seeking help from the graves as its practiced by the Sufi’s for various reasons i.e spiritual rank elevation or curing from an incurable disease among various other reasons.
The presented topic has great importance in the field of Spiritual Science, in other words Sufism. The Invocations on the graves of Spiritual People is a Sufi tradition that has been in practice for centuries and its in line with the main religious teachings of Islam. The practice of invocations upon the spiritual graves has been to great importance, since with the use of such an method various great spiritual benefits can be acquired, as well as any worldly difficulty’s can be removed or any heart desires can be attained.
The important aspect of the Practice is the person must have the permission to perform the practice from a “true” Spiritual Guide , further by having such an permission he must also himself be spiritually enlightened that all his body and the organs are spiritually purified (for example with the spiritual practice of Visualisation of the Name Allah the essence) hence due to the result of the achieved spiritual purification of the body, he attains the spiritual power to adequately perform the spiritual practice, ” Special Invocations of a Spiritual Grave “ . The two aforementioned conditions are a definitive pre-requisite for performing the practice or otherwise the consequences can be dire & intolerable.
The invocations of the graves is the most beneficial method in Sufi spirituality for achieving any sort of objective whether spiritual or worldly whether big or small, in contrast its also the most dangerous act in spiritual practice, in the case off if the practice is performed by a spiritually unqualified individual or by an individual that does not have the due permission to do so (or if he has obtained the practice permission from a fake spiritual guide). It’s believed the consequences of malpractice are deadly severe and the victim of the malpractice is hardly ever cured for a life-time. For example the individual can become “mad” , chronically ill or die miserably. This is just basic information of advising what entails the aforementioned sufi practice and its pre-requisites.
There’s a Popular Punjabi Couplet along the lines :
Raah day Raah Day , Har Koi Akhy
Show me the way Give me the Way , Say’s All
Main ve akhan raah day , Bina Murshid raah nahi labdi
Even i too say the very same, But without a Perfect Spiritual Guide the path will not found
Vich Raah day rul marsey
In the midst of seeking the path (without the true spiritual guide) you will loose yourself and die miserably.
Here forth its clearly highlighted the importance to first seek a true spiritual guide hence embark onto the spiritual path and undertake any kind of spiritual practices. In the Books of the Sufi Master Hazrat Sultan Bahu ® great details can be found for the aforementioned Sufi Practice.
Here is a quoted line from the book ” Noor ul Huda Khurd “, of the Master Sultan Bahu ® :
Hamari tamam mushkilaat ahle qaboor sey hal ho jati hai
” All our needs are fulfilled by the special invocation of the People of Graves “
The Age of time that we thrive in, the subject of religion is entertained as a taboo subject for discussion, hence thereby further in this article we will tend to support the notion of seeking help from the grave and establish the idea that help could be sought from the spiritually enlightened people of the graves. A number of Authentic Sayings in relation to the Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him will be included in the article to strengthen the belief for this practice , as follows:
- First Narration
- Second Narration : Hadith | Conversation between Moses a.s and Adam a.s |
- An Account from Imam Al Qurtabi in Tafsir Al Qurtabi (May Allah be pleased with him)
- An Account from Hafidh Ibn Taymiyya (May Allah be pleased with him)
- An Account from Hafidh Ibn al Qayyim (May Allah be pleased with him)
- Finally, its stated there are many many more Hadith’s , Narrations from Imam’s and Scholarly Sayings of of pre-islamic times that all support this notion of seeking help from the “Spiritual” graves of muslims, and the subject has wide consensus among the Ummah Scholars. Further, it should be noted that disbelief in just one Hadith takes the person out of the folds of Islam.
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