Guidance for the Preplexed Regarding the Identity of Saheb uz-Zaman Mahdi alaihi salam By Sayyid Amiruddin

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Q. What is your opinion about one accepting belief in Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt, but also saying the Mahdi is not the Twelfth Imam, Muhammad ibn Hasan al-‘Askari radiAllahu anhu, rather is another individual who will be known as “Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah al-Hasani”?  Which is the correct belief?

A. It is incorrect. Belief in “Muhammad ibn Abdullah al-Hasani” as al-Mahdi is in contradiction with the Hadith Al-Ithna Ashar Khalifah which is a Sahih Hadith referenced in both Sunni and Shia sources from at least 37 chains of narrators in over 100 hadiths, that there will only be twelve caliphs/Imams (successors) after the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa  aalihi wa sallam all of whom are from Quraysh. In light of this hadith, Muslims identify the Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt as the successors of the Prophet mentioned in the ahadith.  Every Sufi Order on earth is traced through at least the first eight.  The remaining three are in the ancestral chains of the Khwajagan – Ghawth al Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, founder of the Qadiri Sufi Order and a descendant maternally from Imam Muhammad al-Taqi, Qutb al-Din Mawdud Chishti, founder of the Chishti Order, paternally is a descendant of Imam ‘Ali an-Naqi, Baha al-Din Shah Naqshband Bukhari, founder of the Naqshbandi Order, paternally is a descendant of Imam Hasan al-‘Askari.

If one accept the hypothesis of “Muhammad ibn Abdullah al-Hasani” as Mahdi, we are saying one of the following things:

A. There are in fact thirteen caliphs not twelve
B. The twelfth caliph Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi ibn Hasan al-Askari radiAllahu anhu was in fact not an imam
C. This thirteenth caliph will not be an imam
D. The hadith of the Al-Ithna Ashar Khalifah does not apply to the Imams of Ahl al-Bayt – even though they have been identified as the source of all Wiliyah and are found in every Sufi lineage on earth.

As such we can logically conclude this is a wrong belief and the identity of the Mahdi is in fact Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Askari radiAllahu ‘anhu.
Wa minallahi tawfiq. 

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani’s Statement in 2015 Regarding Sayyid Amiruddin

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Mawlana Shaykh 'Abd Allah ad-Daghestani and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi

“Amiruddin is first one among Mawlana’s directly appointed Khalifas to come to India.  He has a special connection directly from Shah-e Mardan.  He hears from Shah-e Mardan and is guided by him in his heart…I heard Mawlana appointing him a Khalifa, that’s not an easy thing to be appointed a Khalifa by Sultan ul-Awliya.  I heard Mawlana say it about him…his name among the Forty Deputies of Mahdi ‘alayhi salam is secret, there is no permission for me to disclose it…” – Madad ul-Haqq as-Sayyid al-Sharif Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

Advice Regarding the Arab Civilization of the Children of Ishmael by Sayyid Amiruddin

Nabataean inscription on the blade of the al-Battar sword of the Holy Prophet (S).

Nabataean inscription on the blade of the al-Battar sword of the Holy Prophet (S).

“…Make it a point to remove from your minds the great lie told by the enemies of Islam – that the Arabs and early Muslims (Sahabah) were primitive and savages. After the decline of the power of their royal maternal ancestors of Anceint Egypt, the early Arabs (Children of Ismail) like the ‘Hagarenes’ who were also known as Qedarites and Nabateans and Lihyanites- ancestors of the Adnani Arabs – built magnificent cities and a vast empire with Makkah as its capital. Yes. In The Cambridge Ancient History, Nabataens mentioned by Diodorus in his retelling of events that took place in 312 BC are said to be Qedarites [Boardman et al., 1988, p. 148]. Prophets were sent to people who denied Tawhid.  The Arabs were on Tawhid and the religion of their father Abraham and Ishmael until a short time before the Year of the Elephant.  Then, Allah deputed the Seal of Prophets to restore their honor with Tawhid and Risalat and Wiliyat. The glory of Ancient Egypt came to their natural successors the Arabs through the First Lady of the Arabs Sayyida Hajra peace be upon her, who was the daughter of the Pharaoh according to both Arab as well as Judaic sources. The great grandfather of the Messenger of Allah (S) – Sayyidina wa Mawlana ‘Abd al-Muttalib ‘alahi salam – attempted to reunite the Arab empire after rediscovering the Well of Zam Zam and the treasures of Abraham and Ishmael, and this task was completed by his great grandson, the Pride of Arabs (‘Izz al-‘Arab) the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.  All Prophets came for this and among the swords of the Seal of Prophets was the al-Battar sword which had early Arab Nabatean inscriptions on it, demonstrating a continuous link to the empire of his holy ancestors.  Even early Quranic texts were recorded in Kufic writing – which in fact, evolved from Nabatean script.  According to Ottoman traditions, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib was able to read the Nabatean inscriptions found on the case of the Al Battar sword of the Prophet, which is said to be housed in the Topkapi Palace.  Additionally, in Twelver Shi’ism, the tenth Imam; Imam Muhammad al-Taqi, the father of Imam Hasan al-Askari, is described as being endowed with the knowledge of the language of the Nabateans.”

Petra, Jordan. Built by the Nabatean Arab kings.

Petra, Jordan. Built by the Nabatean Arab kings.

Nabatean pillars from Petra, Jordan.

Nabatean pillars from Petra, Jordan.

Nabatean buildings from Petra, Jordan to Madain Saleh, KSA built by Arab kings

Nabatean buildings from Petra, Jordan to Madain Saleh, KSA built by Arab kings

Nabatean Pillars, Bosra, Syria built by Arab kings

Nabatean Pillars, Bosra, Syria built by Arab kings

Palmyra, Damascus, Syria, built by the Nabatean Arab Queen Zaynab (Zenobia).

Palmyra, Damascus, Syria, built by the Nabatean Arab Queen Zaynab (Zenobia).

Palmyra, Damascus, Syria, built by the Nabatean Arab Queen Zaynab (Zenobia), was a luxurious city with a lot of constructions, streets, arches, temples, and statues which were built. Queen Zenobia was the daughter of ‘Amr Ibn al-Arabi and ruled Palmyra in a way that astonished both East and West. She was soon fired by the ambition of restoring Arab glory and getting rid of Roman occupation in Syria. In 268 she decided to conquer all of Rome’s occupied territories in the Arab world. She took over the whole of Syria, conquered Egypt. Queen Zenobia was later defeated and taken captive in Rome, fettered in chains of gold. Her palace was destroyed by the Romans but archaeologists are still excavating to uncover her palace. Some of the ruins that remained is the Baal temple, the Arch of Triumph, the amphitheater, the “Straight Street, the baths, the Congress Council, and the Cemeteries.
Nabatean buildings at Madain Saleh, KSA built by Arab kings.

Nabatean buildings at Madain Saleh, KSA built by Arab kings.

Nabatean buildings from Petra, Jordan to Madain Saleh, KSA built by Arab kings.

Nabatean buildings from Petra, Jordan to Madain Saleh, KSA built by Arab kings.

The Arab Lihyan kings - statues found in KSA.

The Arab Lihyan kings – statues found in KSA.

A Nabatean era statue of the Nabatean Arab Queen Zaynab bint 'Amr Ibn al-Arabi, in Latakia, Syria. Queen Zaynab also claimed descent from Seleucid line of the Cleopatras and the Ptolemies.

A Nabatean era statue of the Nabatean Arab Queen Zaynab bint ‘Amr Ibn al-Arabi, in Latakia, Syria.

According to historians the Arab Queen Zaynab also claimed descent from Seleucid line of the Cleopatras and the Ptolemies – further demonstrating the Arab link to Ancient Egyptian royalty and the Pharaoh dynasties. This in addition to the multiple Arab traditions tracing the descent of the Seal of Prophets (S) through his ancestors back to Idris, who was the builder of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Nabataean motif pillars from inside the Holy Ka'aba from the Makkah Museum, KSA

Nabataean motif pillars from inside the Holy Ka’aba from the Makkah Museum, KSA

Nabataean motif pillars still present inside Haramayn Sharifayn at both Makkah and Madinah.

Nabataean motif pillars still present inside Haramayn Sharifayn at both Makkah and Madinah.

Re: Questions on Fiqh, Madhabs, and following Ahl al-Bayt by Sayyid Amiruddin

Names of Twelve Imams, Haram Sharif Masjid an-Nabawi, KSA

Names of illustrious Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt, Haram Masjid an-Nabawi (S), KSA – 2015

Q. In your opinion, what is the best way to follow the Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt?

A. In my opinion, there is only one way to follow the Twelve Imams – the way they adopted and demonstrated.  That is the way of finding and following authorized ones among their descendants and the pledging spiritual allegiance, baiah, through them, directly or indirectly, back to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. This is what the Deputies of Imam ‘Ali ‘alaihi salam, Al Abdaal, were tasked with, collecting baiah of the Arabs to ‘Ali and making them follow the law and not become rebels.  All Imams followed this path and collected pledges to ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.  Imam Mahdi ‘alayhi salam will collect the pledges of the Arab people of the last era to ‘Ali as well.  This is the meaning of the Ghadir Declaration and why no more Prophets need to come – Wiliyah. The Awliya like venerable Khwaja Moin al-Din Chishti, Khwaja Baha al-Din Shah Naqshband Bukhari, and Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani radiAllahu anhum who descend from the Imams, did the same and established houses called Zawiyas to collect pledges to ‘Ali.  Their khalifas do the same until today and it will continue.  Hence, every generation has access to the Light of ‘Ali after the era of Prophets transitioned into the era of Wiliyat.

Q. Is following the Imams synonymous to following Ja’fari Fiqh?

A. Being neither Hanafi/Maliki/Shafii/Hanbali in fiqh nor Ja’fari Fiqh makes one a Sunni or Shia.  Political preference and allegiance does. In this sense, the Shia are politically royalists while others republicans. Historically the original “Shia” pledged and called people to pledge to ‘Ali, the King of Men.  This can also be seen even in the subsequent generations in the example of Muslim ibn Aqil.  Hence, coming back to the question, in my opinion, no, following the Ja’fari madhab is not synonymous to being Shia in the true sense, just as following Hanafi Fiqh did not make the Taliban Sunni.

Everything is actually known by its opposite according to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim qadasAllahu sirrahul ‘aziz.  By this, the Kingdom of Jordan under the Hashemite monarchy of the House of the Prophet (S) is actually “Shia”, while the ironically democratic “Shia” republic called the Islamic Republic of Iran is in fact really “Sunni”.

Q. Is it permissible to follow Ja’fari fiqh and does that bring one closer to the Twelve Imams?

A. In regards to the permissibility of following non-Arabs as Mujtahid, and making non-Ishmaelites “Imam” as in the case of Abu Hanifa, technically it is invalid.  However, Abu Hanifa did not invent his own madhab nor Fiqh, hence following his tradition, not him personally, is valid.  He is a documented student of the fifth and sixth Imams and had Ijazah from them.  He is the senior most among the Fuqaha for Sunnis, and as such, among Ahlus Sunnah, he is Imam al-Adham.  However, Shia Mujtahids who rejected our first three Rashidun Caliphs also had Ijazahs from the Imams as well and gave legal rulings.  Hence, following of both our Sunni Fiqh as well as alternatively the Shia Ithna Ashari and al-Shia Zaidiyya Fiqh is valid according to Al Azhar.  This is also my opinion.  In the past, this Al Azhar Fatwa was posted on Sunnah.org as well. In fact, I read it first on Sunnah.org via a Osmanli Naqshbandi forum.  I am not certain if it still appears there today, here is the link, http://sunnah.org/history/fatwa_ashar_shia.htm.

Q. Is it permissible to read the hadith of the Ithna Ashari? How can one get closer to the Imams?

A. A. Obviously, for Muslims who follow that school, it is valid, since following their Fiqh is permissible according to both the Al Azhar Fatwa cited above as well as more recent pronouncements of Ulema like the Amman Message, acknowledging both Wahhabis and the Ithna Ashari valid Muslim schools.  Hence, for such Muslims, reading the source for the Fiqh of their school is also naturally permissible in the view of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’at.  I do not subscribe to religious bigotism.

B. To get closer to the Imams, love Islam, love Arabs, love the Quraysh, love the Hashemites, love the Ahl al-Bayt and be brave in talking about their central status in Ihsan, one third of the religion, and take initiation to a Sufic line of the Twelve Imams directly or indirectly through their descendants or authorized representatives.  These representatives live in each era.  Mawlana made me one of those who have a live connection to the Imams and can connect people to them.  I am not saying follow me, rather informing you there are people who can connect us to the Imams in each era. My permission came from Mawlana, not me.  To you I say, like Evangelicals deem the unbeliever Jews in the Jewish State of Israel the ‘chosen people’, we deem Arabs – Adnanites from the Quraysh – Hashemites of Fatimid nasab to be chosen people and the people of the Covenant of Abraham so as long as they are upright.  If you want power from that covenant, you must connect to it through the Arabs, or people of Arab lineage.

Jesus Alaihi Salam Lived in Egypt: Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani radiAllahu ‘anhu

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“It was like this also in the case of Mary’s son Jesus (blessing and peace be upon him).  The Jews [al-Yahud] were eager to put him to death, because they became envious of him when marvelous signs [ayat] and miracles [mu’jizat] were manifested through his agency.  Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) therefore instructed that he should leave his native country and go to the land of Egypt, and so he set out on the journey.  He was only thirteen years of age at the time when some of his close relatives took him and helped him to escape.  His influence grew strong in that country, and his reputation spread far and wide, so certain people conspired to destroy him, but they were incapable of carrying out their plot and Allah was Triumphant [Ghalib] in His undertaking.” [The Removal of Cares (Jala’ al-Khawatir): Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani. Eighth Discourse: p. 66. Translated by Muhtar Holland. Al Baz Publishing, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida]

Interview with Sayyid Amiruddin on Freedom and Religion

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Q. What is freedom, how do we conceive human freedom?

A. Freedom is for people of authority and is granted through just, fair law.  We believe the Prophets and Imams are the only true free ones in this regard, Mujtahid i-Mutlaq (Absolute Law Giver), who are free to act at will. They are able to demonstrate their free will by virtue of miracles and super human powers.  For example the Prophets – who were in fact kings according to Islam – drowned the entire earth because the vast majority of those who were on it refused to accept their free will and authority.  Hence they demonstrated their power and free will and drowned the entire earth in Noah’s flood.  Other Prophets demonstrated their free will and authority  by parting the sea and drowning their enemies as their people watched in horror.  This Prophet sent rain of blood and caused the son of a rebel Pharaoh to die in his arms.  Others demonstrated their free will and authority by speaking from the cradle, healing lepers, and raising the dead and making them speak and testify to their authority. Others lived in blazing fire for forty days and walked out to the astonishment of the entire world unscathed, while another lived underwater without oxygen, inside a whale for forty nights.  The Seal of Prophets sallallahu alaihi wa sallam split the moon by gesture of his index finger while his enemies watched in a stunned condition, and performed countless miracles to subtly demonstrate his absolute authority and free will over nature.  All people of real authority and free will defied the laws of nature like gravity at will, life expectancy, etc., in order to first establish their authority as Mujtahid i-Mutlaq, or Absolute Law Giver.

Q. What does religion have to do with freedom?

A. Those who witnessed this power first hand submitted to their power.  Those who didn’t, didn’t.  Religion was the Just Code or Just Law set from the direct free will and authority of these Prophets for those who believed to ensure justice in the geographical areas in which they appeared.  These laws were granted by those who demonstrated absolute free will and authority i.e. raised the dead or split the moon. 

Q. Is freedom found in self definition or in self surrender?

A. These individuals who were Prophets with absolute free will and demonstrated authority established their authority in the land and vanquished oppressors and tyrants who spread fear and oppressed humans, and enslaved them.  Once the oppressors were removed, people were granted freedom from slavery to take and and do as they wanted, but within just and fair constraints to ensure they do not repeat the same mistakes of their predecessors.

Hence in each era there was a conflict between authority and oppressors for the freedom of people.  It is sometimes referred to as the struggle between good and evil etc., but it is vague in such terms in my view.  My sohbet on ‘Abundance is from Allah‘ sheds light on slavery or oppression we see today in the name of freedom. 

When Divine Providence has already provided land, cattle, gold, silver, water etc., unlimited for free for all inhabitants of the earth, why are people having to work for little amounts of paper to acquire it? This is because  they are enslaved and not free with freedom. 

After the era of the Prophets, their appointed successors inherited their super human powers and aserted their authority through miracles as well.  These are the Imams, the real Awliya of Allah. They appointed Substitutes, Abdaal, and the chain of authority came to our GrandShaykhs. 

As I mentioned earlier, freedom or absolute free will and authority was for those with super human powers, who had nothing to fear.  They demonstrated they could bend the laws of nature to their will, hence became the Absolute Law Giver for their people.

Submitting to them granted people freedom from oppression and the tyranny of hoarding oppressors. 

As such, it is my personal view and understanding, freedom is found in self surrender which leads to self definition.

A Muslim is one who submits and Islam means Submission to people with free will. 

Debates do not do justice since they are based on theory.  You cannot fight someone who has the strength of one thousand men.  You will lose.  Nimrod and the corrupted Pharaoh and Abu Sufyan could not fight authority, and lost in the end.  They had to submit or were drowned, killed by a mosquito, or forced to surrender by shere might and supremacy. Narrated Anas the Companion, in the Sharah on Bukhari, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam possessed the strength of three hundred or four hundred men of heaven. Each man in heaven is 100 times stronger than a man from earth. This suggests the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam possessed the strength of thirty to forty thousand humans.
 
One cannot lie and claim to be free and have free will and authority without demonstrating power.  So, it is a lie to say ‘I am absolutely free’ by self definition.  No, such a person is a liar.  They have no freedom.  Go take gold, can you? What authority do you have over free distribution of the earths natural resources and even grain for that matter? Fake authority.  It is like saying “I own this city”.  It is simply a empty claim without a real meaning.  Go tell the mayor and police to step aside since you are free to act as you like.  They will charge you and put you in a cage. 

Real freedom, and people with real authority cause all to accept their power and authority and free will.  It is like a undefeatable super human power and it is friendly but invincible and cannot be defeated.  Real kings inherit through their DNA such authority and used to demonstrate it on the battlefield and in the administration of their kingdoms.  This is why the House of David and House of Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam enjoy as kings the power they do.  They have a power, but it needs to be harnessed under pressure.

Q. How are religious ideas of freedom different/seperate from ideas of freedom from cults?

A. Religion is based on facts and direct witnessing of power.  Jesus raised the dead.  People saw his power and submitted to him. They are known as Christians.  Jews the same, Moses drowned the Pharaoh and split the sea, people saw this and submitted to him – they are followers of the Mosaic law, Ten Commandments.  Likewise, Arabs witnessed the super natural power of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and he set for them a law and successors, they are Muslims.  ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib’s conquest of Khaybar demonstrated super human strength and free will and authority.  ‘Ali inherited this and it continued with his bloodline in the Twelve Imams even if people deny it.  This is why Mawlana repeatedly said ‘Ali had the strength to cut the earth into two pieces like a watermelon.  GrandShaykh ‘Abdullah Daghestani said, according to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib was strong enough to carry the weight of the entire planet earth.  Religious freedoms are based on actual truths and real demonstrated power not theories.

Cults are based on a lie and forged authority.  A cult leader pretends without direct proof to demonstrate free will and authority like Prophets and Imams by using trickery and words.  You will find such trickery today amongst many Fuqaha who have used words to enslave the Muslim world.

The difference between religious ideas of freedom and cult ideas of freedom is factual evidence.  It is a demonstration  of real power.  The central figures in Islam, old Christianity, and Semitic – Judaism (not impostor Zionist Judaism) demonstrated those powers and so they had followers willing to die for them. 

Hadrat Mahdi alaihi salam and Jesus will return with such powers very soon.  It will be like the wind.  You cannot oppose it.  Those who do, do so to their own peril.

Exalted Status of Righteous Monarchy and Kingship in the Qur’an and the Sunnah by Dr. GF Haddad

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With Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani and Dr. GF Haddad in Hyderabad

…Allah (SWT) praised monarchy and kingship by making it one of the greatest gifts He gave to a Prophet, making it synonymous with prophethood itself in the verse {And Allah gave him [Dawud (AS)] the kingdom and wisdom} (2:251).

Greater yet is the kingdom Allah gave to Sulayman (AS). The Prophet said  in the authentic hadith of Isra’ and Mi`raj: “[O Allah!] You have given Sulayman an immense kingdom, and subjected the jinn and men and devils to him, as well as the winds, and You have given him a kingdom the like no one may have after him.”

Kingdom was given to Sayyidina Muhammad also. An angel descended as Gibrîl – upon him peace – was sitting together with the Prophet . Gibrîl said:

“This angel did not descend on earth since its creation until this moment. The angel said:

“O Muhammad! Your Lord told me to ask you: `Shall I make you a king or a servant and Messenger? Gibrîl said:

“Humble yourself before your Lord, O Muhammad! The Prophet  said:

“A servant and Messenger! Narrated from Abu Hurayra by Ahmad, al-Bazzar, and Abu Ya`la, the former two with a sound chain as stated by al-Haythami and Ahmad Shakir in Ahmad’s Musnad (#7160). Also see al-Mundhiri’s al-Targhib. This hadith is a proof that kingship is an honored state, as Allah (SWT) would not propose to His Beloved anything dishonorable or disliked, and Allah knows best.

The fact that an even greater Kingdom than Dawud’s and Sulayman’s – a royal family, by the way – was actually given to Sayyidina Muhammad  even though he preferred the higher title of Servant to that of King, is estbalished by the foundational hadith in the two Sahihs “I was given the keys to all the riches of the earth” beginning with the words “I was given five things which no Prophet before me was given.”

Every Epoch has a Divinely-Appointed King Reflecting Its People

Nor did the Prophet  condemn monarchy in itself, as shown by the hadiths already cited. A more specific proof that it is not monarchy but evil rule that is condemned – whether under caliphate or kingship – is the following narration: “Every epoch has a king whom Allah sends in the semblance (`ala nahw) of the hearts of its people. If He desires their reform He sends them a reformer, and if He desires their destruction He sends them one who shall cause their perdition.” Al-Fattini said in Tadhkira al-Mawdu`at (#182): “`Umar said: ‘People follow the religion of their kings.’ I do not know it as a Prophetic hadith, but … it supported by what al-Tabarani narrates [and al-Bayhaqi from Ka`b, as stated in Kashf al-Khafa (2:166)] raised [to the Prophet ]: “Every epoch has a king… etc.”

Al-Tabarani narrated that al-Hasan [al-Basri] heard a man supplicating against al-Hajjaj whereupon he said to him: “Do not do that! Truly you are all the same and were treated accordingly. The only thing we fear, if al-Hajjaj were to be put away or die, is that apes and pigs shall be made rulers over you.* It has been narrated: “Your deeds are your workers (a`malukum `ummalukum) and as you are, so will your leaders be.” … No doubt, “ape rule” includes the lust and advent to power of those who scoff at the encouragement to worship and the power of du`a, dhikr, salat `ala al-Nabi, karamat al-Awliya’ etc. believing only in human power, its means and its instruments with little or no knowledge of the Sunna, its fiqh, its adab, and its secrets, wAllahu a`lam.

Ibn Hajar [al-Haytami] said [in al-Fatawa al-Hadithiyya]: “Al-Najm said that Ibn Abi Shayba narrated from Mansur ibn Abi al-Aswad that the latter asked al-A`mash about Allah Almighty’s saying: {Thus We let some of the wrong-doers have power over others because of what they are wont to earn} (6:129) to which he replied: ‘I heard them say about it [that it means] that the most evil of people are made to rule over them.'” …

Al-Bayhaqi also narrated from al-Hasan that the Israelites asked Musa – upon him peace – saying: “Ask your Lord to show us how we can tell He is pleased with us and how we can tell He is displeased.” He asked Him and He said: “Tell them: My good pleasure with them is [seen in] the fact that I make their best govern them, and that my displeasure with them is [seen in] the fact that I make their most evil ones govern them.” …

[Al-Sakhawi] said in al-Maqasid: “We have narrated from al-Fudayl [ibn `Iyad] that he said: ‘If I had one supplication that is answered, I would consider the Sultan more deserving of it. For in his uprightness lies the uprightness of those who are governed by him, and in his corruption lies their corruption.'” This is supported by what al-Tabarani narrated in al-Kabir and al-Awsat from Abu Umama, raised [to the Prophet  ]: “Do not curse the governors but supplicate that they be upright. For their uprightness is best for you.” …

Similarly al-Qasim ibn Mukhaynara’s saying: “The epoch in which you live is nothing other than your governor. If your governor is upright then your epoch is upright and if your governor is corrupt then your epoch is corrupt.” I mentioned all the narrations in this section in my July 1999 internet post titled “Ape Rule.”

The Awaited Mahdi (AS) Shall be a King

When the Israelites were oppressed by Jalut and his forces they went to their Prophet and asked him to ask Allah to raise up for them a King so they could fight in the way of Allah: {Bethink thee of the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses, how they said unto a Prophet whom they had: Set up for us a King and we will fight in the way of Allah} (2:246). Our Shaykh, Mawlana al-Shaykh Nazim – Allah save and keep him in the best care – spoke to this effect: “Why do you now run to the U.N. and ask for help? Go to the Grave of the Prophet Muhammad  and ask him to ask Allah, to send al-Mahdi (AS). Indeed, One of the distinguishing traits of Ahl al-Sunna today in contrast to innovators is their belief in Khalifat Allah al-Mahdi (AS) as righteous *King* – as shown by the following narrations – endowed with full Divine support …

Many hadiths mention that al-Mahdi shall actually “rule by Kingship” (yamluku) and speak of “the duration of his kingdom” (muddatu mulkihi) as narrated by Abu `Amr al-Dani in al-Sunan al-Warida fi al-Fitan, Nu`aym ibn Hammad in Kitab al-Fitan, Ibn Hajar al-Haytami in al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntazar, and al-Barzanji in al-Isha`a li Ashrat al-Sa`a (cf. p. 225). This indicates that his Caliphate shall be of the nature of a righteous monarchy.

For example: The Prophet  said: “The Hour shall not rise until a man from the People of my House [again the concept of royal family] shall rule by kingdom (yamluk), named after me, his father named after mine, and fill the earth with justice and equity just as it had been filled with oppression and injustice.” Narrated from Ibn Mas`ud by Abu Dawud in his Sunan (book of al-Mahdi), al-Tabarani in al-Mu`jam al-Kabir (10:165 #10219), al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak (4:442) where al-Dhahabi said it is sound (sahih). Cf. al-Dani (5:1040, 1041, 1047, 1048, 1051 [“Rule by kingdom over the earth”], 1052 [“Rule by kingdom over the Arabs”]).

From Abu Sa`id al-Khudri: The Prophet  said: “Al-Mahdi shall rule by kingdom for seven, eight, or nine years.” Nu`aym ibn Hammad (2:689). He cites several similarly-worded reports with variant durations (1:376-378).

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Dinner at Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Iraqi Arab Sufism, the Illuminati, Kabbalah and Masjid Al-Aqsa by Sayyid Amiruddin

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Adam was taught the Names in Arabic, hence Adam was the first Arab - Ibn Wahshiyya

“…The three ideas – illuminationism [the literal transformation of ones state from a Bashari existence to a Nurani illuminated existence], pre-Adamism, and the central idea in Kabbalistic writings on the importance of letters and numbers in the journey to Ihsan – were appropriated from Arab Muslims and distorted. Today they are the most powerful ideas and teachings behind the confidence and arrogance of Islam’s and the Arab world’s  greatest enemies.  This is the definition of dajl.  The master of dajl is personified in the Masih ad-Dajjal. The utilization and misappropriation of heavenly knowledge for hellish purposes.  Iblis received his power to whisper and mislead as a result of his excellent worship when he was Azazil.  There is only one source of power – Truth.  What and how people utilize it is a part of their free will and what they are questioned about and sent to Heaven and Hell for.

…the original Illuminati, before the name was misappropriated by the West, were actually a group of Arab Sufis from Abbasid Iraq, known as the Ishraqiyyun.  They were followers of the venerable Shaykh al-Ishraq or the “Master of Illumination” Shahab ad-Din Yahya as-Suhrawardi.  Suhrawardi was a Qadiri, initiated by the venerable Shaykh ‘Abd  al-Qadir al-Jilani and later founder of the first Sufi Order.  Suhrawardi’s writings were known as حكمت اشراق Hikmat-i Ishrāq, or the Philosophy of Illumination. 

Likewise, the father of Zionism Isaac La Peyrère literally copied the central idea of his most important work, Prae-Adamitae, from the Umayyad era Arab scholar Ibn Wahshiyya.  Instead of becoming an idea to motivate Arabs to spread Islam among the non-Arabs, today it is misappropriated and the justification behind Zionist Israel’s barbarism against the Arab Palestinians and the West’s silence towards it.

…Furthermore, the entire tradition of Kabbalistic writings, pamphlets and treatises, ideas and myths were alien to pre-9th century Judaism.  According to the earliest Latin writers like Tholuck, from the writing of the Sefer Yetzirah in the 9th century to other Kabbalistic works such as the Sefer Bahir, Sefer ha-Iyyun, the Zohar – all originated from Arabic Sufi philosophical writings from the caliph’s court in Abbasid era Baghdad. 

…Prof. Michael McGaha pointed out: “It was no coincidence that the earliest Kabbalistic writings and the work of Ibn Arabi appeared around the same time (late 12th-early 13th-centuries). Jewish refugees from Muslim Spain were breathing new life into the doctrines and imagery developed by the Sufis in Baghdad and later in Andalusia, creating the new system of mysticism known as the Kabbalah.”

Like his predecessor the venerable Shahab ad-Din Yahya as-Suhrawardi, Ibn Arabi was also a Qadiri Sufi and initiated through only one Shaykh back to the venerable Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani. 

Today, the essence of these teachings are also misappropriated and instead of bringing people to Ihsan, are leading people to Satanism.

…Although it might be difficult to understand what I am saying here, another major example of misappropriation is the Israeli claim to Masjid Al-Aqsa.  It is identified for over 1400 years by Arabs and through archeological evidence as the holy site Arabs believe for the Prophetic Isra Wal Mairaj journey.  Hence for over fourteen centuries it has been sanctified by Arabs and Muslims as holy and a site of power.  There was no Wailing Wall 1400 years ago nor are they able to demonstrate real archeological evidence this particular location was the site of the mythical Temple of Solomon. However, convinced of its holiness as a result of Arab beliefs, the Israelis wish to mask its reason for relevance and convert it to the site of a mythical Temple of Solomon. They want to make it an exclusively Israeli site and hide its Arab origins. Ishmael was was born on the land which we refer to today as Palestine. Hashem ibn ‘Abd al-Manaf is buried in Old Gaza.   They seek to do the same misappropriation with the Ark of the Covenant which they claim is buried beneath Al-Aqsa.  It was passed to the Israelite Prophet Moses by his Ishmaelite father in-law Shuayb (Jethro), the king of Petra…”