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CAN THE DEAD AWLIA HEAR OUR SUPPLICATIONS?

The following incident is reported in the following: Sahih Bukhari (Kitab ul Istisqa), Chapter-3, Hadis number 1010 Fathaul Bari Vol-2, page-497

Hazrat Anas Bin Malik (RA) narrated: During Umar (RA)'s khilafat, severe drought occurred in Madainah. It was not raining at all. When Sahaba complained with Umar (RA), he took them to the desert and offered Salat-e- Istisqa (prayer for rain) and raised his hands and supplicated as follows. " Ya Allah, when we were suffering from drought, we were supplicating to you with the Waseela of Muhammad (pbuh), then you were giving us rain. But now we don't have our Nabi among us. Now we make the dua of our Nabi's uncle as Waseelah towards you." Hazrat Umar invited Abbas (RA) and said "Oh Abbas, please make dua with Allah to bestow rain for us". Abbas (RA) stood up and prayed, all others said Aameen behind him, their prayers were acknowledged, and it rained fully. See the faith of Sahaaba Karaam, their thinking in religious matters was very much deeper than ours, their love for our prophet was more than ours. But they did not pray with the Waseela of Muhammad (saw), even though they were just near the grave of their beloved prophet. Instead they prayed with the waseela of his nearest kin, and who was ALIVE then. Does it mean that they were not respectful for our prophet? No, not at all. They were ready to give their life to prevent our prophet even from slightest hurt. This is because they know very well that dead cannot hear, even though they are Wali Allah or even prophets. See Quranic verses 35:22 and 30:52. For verily you (Muhammad) cannot make the dead to hear, nor can you make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee. 30:52 Nor are alike those that are living and those that are dead. Allah can make any that He wills to hear; but you cannot make those to hear who are (buried) in graves. 35:22 But, it is highly regrettable that we approach dead people for help. This is SHIRK!! Are we more knowledgeable and faithful than Sahaaba Karaam? Please ponder over it. Remember this Hadis also. Muhammad (saw) said, "The best period is my period, then the one next to it, then the one next to it." Related by Bukhari and Muslim.

CAN THE DEAD AWLIA HEAR OUR SUPPLICATIONS? The following incident is reported in the following: Sahih Bukhari (Kitab ul Istisqa), Chapter-3, Hadis number 1010 Fathaul Bari Vol-2, page-497

Hazrat Anas Bin Malik (RA) narrated: During Umar (RA)'s khilafat, severe drought occurred in Madainah. It was not raining at all. When Sahaba complained with Umar (RA), he took them to the desert and offered Salat-e- Istisqa (prayer for rain) and raised his hands and supplicated as follows. " Ya Allah, when we were suffering from drought, we were supplicating to you with the Waseela of Muhammad (pbuh), then you were giving us rain. But now we don't have our Nabi among us. Now we make the dua of our Nabi's uncle as Waseelah towards you." Hazrat Umar invited Abbas (RA) and said "Oh Abbas, please make dua with Allah to bestow rain for us". Abbas (RA) stood up and prayed, all others said Aameen behind him, their prayers were acknowledged, and it rained fully. See the faith of Sahaaba Karaam, their thinking in religious matters was very much deeper than ours, their love for our prophet was more than ours. But they did not pray with the Waseela of Muhammad (saw), even though they were just near the grave of their beloved prophet. Instead they prayed with the waseela of his nearest kin, and who was ALIVE then. Does it mean that they were not respectful for our prophet? No, not at all. They were ready to give their life to prevent our prophet even from slightest hurt. This is because they know very well that dead cannot hear, even though they are Wali Allah or even prophets. See Quranic verses 35:22 and 30:52. For verily you (Muhammad) cannot make the dead to hear, nor can you make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee. 30:52 Nor are alike those that are living and those that are dead. Allah can make any that He wills to hear; but you cannot make those to hear who are (buried) in graves. 35:22 But, it is highly regrettable that we approach dead people for help. This is SHIRK!! Are we more knowledgeable and faithful than Sahaaba Karaam? Please ponder over it. Remember this Hadis also. Muhammad (saw) said, "The best period is my period, then the one next to it, then the one next to it." Related by Bukhari and Muslim.