Question and Answer:
Question: You believe Prophet is everywhere, I think it is not Islamic belief, I feel that your Sufi beliefs are not Islamic, rather a mix of Islamic and Indian folk beliefs. Many Sunni Muslims I met does not belief Prophet is alive and he is everywhere. Therefore, I do not think you are not a Muslim and I think Sufism is not authentic Islam.What is your evidence for your claims?
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Madad Ya Sahibul Saif, Madad Ya Sultanul Awliya Madad Ya Rijaal Allah
Before answering your question in precise answer, I would like to say that I am a “Muslim”, and all main body of Muslims (the Ottomans,Abbasids) the Imams of the Sunni Islam, everyone acknowledge authentic Sufi Schools as part of Sunni Islam. Therefore, it is lack of understanding or does not want to accept truth , to say that Sufism is not Islam or Sufism and Islam are different things.
The Muslims who claimed to be Sunni, whom you have met, must be new sects like , Tablighs, salafists and wahhabis, whose doctrines, theology and belief are in contradiction to the traditional Sunni Islam which is formed through four authentic Sunni Schools (Hanafi, Shafi, Maliki and Hanbali), and due to this age of corruption and spreading of false schools of thoughts of this century, people mistook them as Sunnis and ignore the real founders of Sunni Schools, who were from Tabi’een (second generation) and thabi-thabi’een (third generation) from the Masters of Islamic scholarship from the pious Muslim predecessors of the Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam and his companions.
We have the History of Islam and Hadith preserved, the greater majority (the Main body and rulers, or Caliphs) they were followers of four Madhabs and Sufi schools.
In the entire History of Sunni Islamic Scholarship, we seldom find any “religious” scholars who were not Sufis. All of the Imams and righteous Caliphs of Islam who revered Sufi Shaykhs and promoted Sufi Ways to build the Islamic nation. Every noble person in Islamic world had followed Sufi Ways, until Wahhabism and other sects came to Islam deviated from the main body and disintegrated and divided Muslim Nation, who were formed and fed by the enemies of Islam and truth.
So if you have a disagreement on Sufi beliefs, and if someone has given you false information, then if you are a sincere student of knowledge, you have to verify it through the authentic sources, which is Quran and Sunnah (Hadiths and Examples of the Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam).
Since all those groups who claim to be Sunni and agree with the Quran, with Hadith books, namely “Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawood, Jami Tirmidhi, Sunan Nasa’i, Sunan Ibn Majah, Muwatta Imam Malik and Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, as the deviated sects like Salafis publish and promote this Hadith books through their press, which is Darussalam Publishers and Distributors. I would like to provide you references from those books which are published and distorted (in comments sections) by this Wahhabis.
So my question is if Quran and Hadith answers directly, why they distorting the teachings of Quran and Hadith by writing their opinions after the words of Allah and of the Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)?
SO THE ANSWER IS PROPHET MUHAMAMD (ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM) IS EVERYWHERE:
The Prophets and holy ones are called with the word: “Hadarath/ Hazret” which means one is present here. The saying Prophet is dead and not alive in the spiritual realm, is coming from unbelievers, not from Muslims.
What Quran says:
Quran 33:6 The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. Blood-relations among each other have closer personal ties, in the Decree of Allah. Than (the Brotherhood of) Believers and Muhajirs: nevertheless do ye what is just to your closest friends: such is the writing in the Decree (of Allah).
Where is the Prophet (Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam)?:
So the answer with context for the verse 33:6 which says Prophet is closer to the believers, than their own self…
can be given in a different approach, because those who claim they have the wisdom of Quran and Hadith, have nothing in them except misguidance and confusion!
It is Clear from the Quran and Hadith is that Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is Eternally with Allah Almighty as the Beloved of Allah.
Quran 53:9 And (the Prophet) was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;
Quran 53:12 So will you dispute with him over what he saw?
So those who are misguided disputing in a matter that is clear who believe in it are not double faced!
Quran 48:10 Verily, those who give Bai’a (pledge) to you (O Muhammad SAW) they are giving Bai’a (pledge) to Allah. The Hand of Allah is over their hands.
So those who claim there is no hidden meaning of Quran and no further interpretations how do they take this verses then, by seeing direct meaning?
So Where is the Prophet’s Soul? (the Holy Spirit)?
This words can be found in dozens of Hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim:
“Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him In whose Hands my Soul is”
Some References: Sahih Bukhari Book 55 Hadith 657,, Book 58 Hadith 254, Book 59 Hadith 542
Sunan Abu Dawud Hadith Numbers: 2730,3639,4414,4426,4522,4883
Prophe Muhammad (alaiiswalathu wa salam) on the night of Journey saw Prophet Moses (Aalaihissalam) standing and praying on his grave.
Anas b. malik reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I came. And in the narration transmitted on the authority of Haddib (the words are): I happened to pass by Moses on the occasion of the Night journey near the red mound (and found him) saying his prayer in his grave. (Sahih Muslim,Book 30, Hadith 5858)
The Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) also seen Prophet Musa (Moses Peace be upon him) in heaven when he (alaihiswalathu wa salam) ascended to the highest heavens and when he was returning from the Divine Presence. See Sahih Muslim, Book 1 Hadith 313.
So, if the Prophet Moses (a.s) can be praying in his grave and later Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) saw Prophet Moses (a.s) in heaven in more than two occasions and they had conversations in heavens, it is baseless to say that Prophets are dead and they cannot be more than in one place and cannot hear or listen, or help!
As for Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa Salam, whose Soul is in the Hand of Allah, He is Everywhere Present wherever his Lord is Present.
WHERE IS ALLAH’S HAND IN THAT THE SOUL OF PROPHET ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM?:
We are not attributing to Allah physical hands like Wahhabis and other misguided sects do, with the limitation of human languages we are trying to say the Superiority of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam), and refuting those (Deviant Muslims) who say Prophet is an ordinary man and those who reject the Omnipresence of the Prophet (alaihswalathu wa salam)
Quran 39:67 They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the Day of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He, and High is He above all that they associate as partners with Him!
So, the Presence of the Soul of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) can be in all heavens and earth.
Those who foolishly say, Prophet is an ordinary man, I am asking them.
If 10 people speak to an ordinary man, can he understand what the 10 people saying at the same time?
Everyone greeting Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam with salutations (Salawat and Salam), and the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says , I hear your greetings and knows the one who greet me personally wherever he is.
So now, how can an ordinary man recognise millions and billions of salawat send by millions and billions of people every day?, Nut loose people wake up, don’t get drenched in the camp of Dajjal!
This deviated children who think they are scholars, always need references, because they are in confusion and misguidance.
Quran 33:56 Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Abu Salama: ‘Aisha said that the Prophet said to her “O ‘Aisha’ This is Gabriel and he sends his (greetings) salutations to you.” ‘Aisha said, “salutations (Greetings) to him, and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be on him,” and addressing the Prophet she said, “You see what I don’t see.” (Sahih Bukhari,Book 54, Hadith 440)
So, now you may ask, do you believe your Shaykh is everywhere?. So now I saw, my Shaykh is where Prophet Muhamamd (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is, as it is stated:
Quran 48:29 : Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other.
Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa Salam) are Closer to the Believers:
Quran 50:16 We created man, We know the prompting of his soul, and We are closer to him than his jugular vein.
Quran 33:6 The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves,
This is what is called as the Fana Fillah (Spiritual Annihilation) of a Firm Believer (Mu’min), as also mentioned in your books
John 14:20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
THE EVIDENCE OF SEEING PROPHET (ALAIHSWALATHU WA SALAM) IN DREAM:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Name yourselves with my name (use my name) but do not name yourselves with my Kunya name (i.e. Abu-l Qasim). And whoever sees me in a dream then surely he has seen me for Satan cannot impersonate me. And whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally), then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire.” (Sahih Bukhari Book 3, Hadith 110)
A person can see Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream who live in India and someone else who live in Madinah also can see Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream.
The salafi cleric Muhammad Muhsin Khan claimed he saw the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream, and Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam asked him to write translate Bukhari. Now, it is upto Wahhabis whether their acclaimed scholars saw Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in dream and he took that dream as a reason (authority to make decision) to do his work. You can read this in Darussalam Publishers Sahih bukhari, in Publishers note. Page 12 and 13!
So we ask those who don’t have any uniform tawheed or faith (protestant Muslims) to unify their faith and come to a common term between them. Every Wahabi have his own belief about same subject!. It is all a garbage of misguidance and error!
Prophet alaiahiswalathu wa salam can be seen in dream in America and at the same time He alaihiswalathu wa salam will be receiving salawat and salam at his blessed grave in Madinah, Arabia!
Finally, those who claim they understand Tawheed, which is the two testimonies of Faith (Kalimatu Shahadatain) they have not understood anything, except the misguidance and error from their ego!
This article is for those who have sound knowledge of the Quran and Hadith, those who pretend they have wisdom, let then be silent and submit to the truth!
And not everyone who is out there preaching Sufism, Salafism, Islam, Quran etc are a inheritor of the Knowledge of Divine Mysteries!
Wa Salamun Alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen