Are the Sufi Grave-Worshippers who Build Places of Worship over Graves The Worst of Creation in the Sight of Allaah?
Saheeh al-Bukhaaree, Chapter: “Building A Mosque Over A Grave”
‘Aaisha (radhi Allaahu ‘anhaa) said:
When the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) became ill, some of his wives mentioned a church they had seen in Ethiopia called Maariyah. Both Umm Salamah and Umm Habeebah had been to Ethiopia. They spoke about the beauty of the church and the images inside it. The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) raised his head and said:
“When a pious man would die from amongst those people, they would build a place of worship over his grave, then they would make those images in it. They are the worst of creation in the site of Allaah. (No. 1341).
The Sufis are renowned worldwide for building structure, domes, courtyards and mosques over graves. They gather there and carry out acts of worship in and around these structures, just as the Prophet mentioned in the above narration. These are acts of polytheism rejected by Islaam, condemned by Allaah and His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam).
Q: He says: Noble Shaykh, may Allah give you success. Some of the grave worshippers say, we pray to the wali (saint), and he answers some of our prayers. So because he has the ability to do this, this means it’s permissible to pray to him. So how do we respond to this?
A. (Shaykh Fawzan)
My brother, the achievement of a goal by way of shirk does not prove that it’s permissible, because this is a test and a trial, and gradual punishment from Allah azza wa jall. He may be punishing you gradually with this.
Or the devil who is present at the grave or tomb is answering your needs in order to mislead you from the path of Allah, because he may have the ability and he can’t be seen. He might respond to your need and bring this to you from somewhere far off.
This is either a gradual punishment from Allah, or it is from the devil, intending to mislead you, or it happened as a decree and a due measure. It was already decreed for you to obtain this need at this time and this place, by the decree and due measure of Allah, not because you called upon this dead person.
And the point is that Allah has forbidden this. That’s enough. It’s enough that Allah forbade this. “So don’t call upon anyone other than Allah.” (Qur’an, 72:18) This is enough. So if they say, “This is not enough for me, and I will call upon other than Allah”, then say, “Then you have destroyed yourself.”
Taken from the explanation of تنظيف الاعتقاد من ادران الالحاد on 1432-03-26
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