Sunday, 26 July 2015

Auliya Allah (Friends Of Allah) : Their Status And Other Related Issues Including Karamaats


LAST UPDATE: 23/AUGUST/2015


Auliya Allah (Friends Of Allah) : Their Status And Other Related Issues Including  Karamaats



CONTENTS:
PART 1: SHORT VIDEOS
PART 2: ARTICLES AND BOOKS
PART 3: VIDEOS
PART 4: AULIYA ALLAH ARE ALIVE
PART 5: AUTHORITY OF AULIYA ALLAH
PART 6: AWLIYA ALLAH WILL INTERCEED ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT
PART 7: CONCEPT OF ( | Nazar o Niyaaz | Fatiha | Esaal e sawab | Urs | Giyarweeh Shariff | Kondey ki Niyaaz | Fatiha on Food | Thursday Fatiha and Return of Souls | Teeja | Daswa | Beeswa | Chaliswa | Fatiha on Eid | Fatiha on Shabe'Baraat | ) AND REFUTATION OF OBJECTIONS UPON THEM
PART 8: GRAVES: CONSTRUCTING THE MAZARS OR SHRINES OR TOMBS ETC OF THE BLESSED PEOPLE
PART 9: GRAVES: VISITING THE GRAVES OR MAZARS OF BLESSED PEOPLE
PART 10: Ilm E Ghayb (Knowledge Of Unseen) Posessed By Anbiya (Peace Be Upon Them) And Auliya Allah (In The Form Of Kashf)
PART 11: KISSING HANDS AND FEET OF THE PIOUS PEOPLE IS NOT SHIRK OR BID’AH
PART 12: Sufism (Tasawwuf)
PART 13: TAWASSUL(INTERMEDIATION: WASEELA) | ISTHIGATHA(BESEECHING FOR HELP) | TABARRUK(SEEKING BLESSINGS FROM THE PROPHETS(A.S.)- AULIYA ALLAH ETC)



PART 1: SHORT VIDEOS

INSHA’ALLAH MORE COMING SOON…

Series 1
01 Huzur(saw) Ne Apne Sahabiyo(r.a) Ko Ek WALI Hazrat Owais Al Qarni(r.a) Ki Ziyarat Karne Ko Kaha Aur Unse Ummat Ke Liye Baqshish Ki Dua Karwane Ko Kaha | 12min 52secs

02 Huzur(saw) Ne Auliya Allah Ki Zameen Ke Liye Barkat Ki Dua Kari | 2mins 58secs

03 Sacchi Jamaat Vo Hai Jo Allah(swt) Ki Wilayat, Rasool(saw) Ki Wilayat Aur Waliyo Ki Wilayat Per Imaan Rakhe | 5mins 38secs

04 Allah K Waliyo Ashab E Kahf Aur Unki Sohbat Me Bethne Wale Kutte Ka Waqya Aur Shafaat E Auliya | 44mins 23secs

05 Auliya Allah Ki Pehchaan Wa Maqam Khud Huzur(saw) Ne Bayaan Farmayi | 22mins 39secs

6) Waliyo Ki Talaash Allah(swt) Ne Nabiyo(a.s) Ki SUNNAT Bana Di Hai ( Khidr(a.s) Ka Qur'ani Waqya) | 7mins 12secs



Series 2

01 Allah(swt) Farmate Hai Jo Mere Kisi Ek WALI Se Adawat Rakhta Hai, Mai Uske Saath Elaan E Jang Kar Deta Hu | 2mins 4secs

02 Auliya Allah Se Muhabbat Karna Shirk Nai Hai, Yeh To Allah Ki Sunnat Hai Aur Iinki Beadbi Karne Wale Se Allah Jang Karta Hai | 20mins 9secs

03 Har Muttaqi Wa Nek Insaan Wali Nai Hota, Har Wali Muttaqi Wa Nek Hota Hai! Auliya Allah Bi Ek Tabqa Hai # Long Reply | 1 hour 23mins 18secs

04 Har Muttaqi Wa Nek Insaan Wali Nai Hota, Har Wali Muttaqi Wa Nek Hota Hai! Auliya Allah Bi Ek Tabqa Hai # Short Reply | 12MINS 35SECS

05 Jab Allah(swt) Ko Kisi Bande( WALI) Se Muhabbat Ho Jati Hai.... | 10mins 40secs

06 Qayamat K Din Auliya Allah Ka Maqam | 12mins 17secs




SERIES 3:

URDU VIDEO: 001 Lafz e Wilayat, Wali aur Auliya, Quran ki 90 Ayats me aur Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani ki age 90years (Ilm ul Ishara) | 3 MINS 37SECS

URDU VIDEO: 002 Ashab e Kahf ka 309years gaar me rehna aur sun ka raasta badalna | 11 MIN 55 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 003 Ashab e Kahf ki gaar per 309years tak Kutta(Dog) betha raha | 26 MINS 15 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 004 309years tak Ashab e Kahf k jism salamat rahe | 3 MINS 26 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 005 Khidr(a.s) aur Musa(a.s) (Sufiana Tafsir) | 25 MINS 51 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 006 Har Muttaqi Wali nahi hota aur har Wali Muttaqi hota he | 4 MINS 24 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 007 Wali ka maina | 13 MINS 47 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 008 Wali kisko kehte he | 16 MINS 32 SECS
                                 
URDU VIDEO: 009 Muqam wa Martaba e Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani(ra), Aiima wa Muhaddiths ki nazar me | 1 HOUR 1 MIN 44 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 010 Talimaat e Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani(ra) |15 MINS 30 SECS



KARAMAATS OF AULIYA ALLAH

ENGLISH VIDEO: 001 Imam Bukhari(rah) And Karamat E Waliya | 3min 20secs

URDU VIDEO: 004 Imam Bukhari(rah) aur Karamat e Waliyaa | 2mins 22secs

URDU VIDEO: 005 Karamat of Imam Nawawi(rah) | 2 MINS 24 SECS

URDU VIDEO: Karamat (Auliya Allah ki Shaan ka Ek gosha hota he) Byproduct hoti he | 4 MINS 17 SECS

URDU VIDEO: Karamat e Gaus e Azam ba Zuban e Ibn Tayyima (Imam e Wahhabiya) | 7 MINS 5 SECS

URDU VIDEO: Karamat of Auliya Allah #Incident 1 | 22 MINS

URDU VIDEO: karamat of AULIYA ALLAH from the book of IBN TAYYIMA | 17 MINS

URDU VIDEO: Mojzaat wa Karamaat, Ambiya wa Auliya Allah k Ikhtiyaar me hote he | 12 MINS 43 SECS

URDU VIDEO: Reply to the objection on believing in the KARAMAT of the pious people or AULIYA ALLAH through the permission of Allah | 7 MINS 38 SECS

ENGLISH VIDEO: SALAHUDDIN AL AYOUBI A.R. _ THE MIRACLE OF SHAYKH ABDUL QADIR JILLANI R.A. | 1 MIN 42 SECS

ENGLISH VIDEO: Salahuddin Ayyubi's (ra) Triumphs & the Miracles of Sheikh Abdul Qadr Jilani (ra) | 5 MINS 41 SECS


CONFUSION RELATED TO “MINDOONILLAH”

URDU VIDEO: Nabi(as), Auliya Allah aur Mindoonillah | 15 MINS 41 SECS

ENGLISH VIDEO: Prophets(PBUT) and Auliya Allah are not included in Mindoonillah | 19 MINS 42 SECS



MISC:

URDU VIDEO: Ajmer ko Ajmer SHARIFF kehna (Auliya Allah k Shehro ko shariff kehna) | 6 MINS 32 SECS

URDU VIDEO: Lafz 'SHARIFF', Sarzameen e Auliya Allah k name k aage lagake kehna- Baghdad Shariff, Ajmer Shariff etc ka sabot | 2 MINS 26 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 010 Ek gumrah Aalim ka Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani per etraz ka waqya | 9 MINS 8 SECS

ENGLISH VIDEO: 022 Love of Auliya is the sign of Iman, its not Shirk or Bid'ah #Short | 5 MINS 10 SECS

ENGLISH VIDEO: 023 Love of Auliya is the sign of Iman, its not Shirk or Bid'ah #Long | 24 MINS 23 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 026 Auliya Allah Se Allah K Liye Kasrat Se Muhabbat Karna Shaqsiyatparasti Nai He | 10mins 9secs
HIGH QUALITY:

URDU VIDEO: 034 Allah k bando se Muhabbat karna Iman he | 4 MINS 17 SECS

URDU VIDEO: 037 ( Sahih Bukhari) Wilayat Ki Alamat Ye He Jaha Maut, Zindagi Me Badal Jaye Aur Murda Dil Zinda Ho Jaye | 2mins 21secs

ENGLISH VIDEO: Auliya and Ulema | 4 MINS 23 SECS         

ENGLISH VIDEO: In Search of Auliya from the Book of Imam Ibn Quddama (Great Grand Shaykh of Ibn Tayyimah) | 14 MINS 19 SECS
                                                    
URDU VIDEO: Jo Allah k Waliyo ka daman pakad le wohi Hidayat pata he | 8 MINS 50 SECS

URDU VIDEO: allama pir saqib shami chisti, explain the power of aulia allah... | 21 MINS 10 SECS

URDU VIDEO: You will be raised with whom you Love !.... Pir Saqib Shaami QTV pt 17 | 20 MINS 38 SECS







PART 2: ARTICLES AND BOOKS

The status of saints and their miracles in light of the Holy Quran and the Hadith

Miracles of Aulia Allah Evident From Quran & Ahadith

URDU HADITH BOOK: Merits and Virtues of Saints and the Pious [Rawdat as-Salikin fi Manaqib al-Awliya wa as-Salihim (may Allah be well pleased with them)] By Dr. Tahir Ul Qadri | Pages: 432
  • A beautiful collection of authentic Prophetic traditions on the virtues and excellence of saints and friends of Allah along with Urdu translation and references
  • Description of love for the beloveds of Allah Almighty and seeing them in dream
  • Attributes, status and stature of friends of Allah has been highlighted in the book based on 23 chapters
  • The rare blessing of seeing Allah Almighty would be endowed on the His friends and saints on the Day of Judgement
  • Righteous and pious believers get to know about the inner conditions of man with the help of insight and wisdom conferred on them by Allah

ENGLISH BOOK: Spiritualism and Magnetism | Pages: 152

URDU BOOK: The Eminent Station of Saints (in the Light of Quran and Modern Science) | Pages: 106

URDU BOOK: Saints’ Narration Series: Imam al-Sulami’s Hadith Reports Contiguously Ascending (marfu‘ muttasil) to the Prophet (PBUH) | Pages: 260

URDU BOOK: Saints’ Narration Series: Imam al-Qushayri’s Hadith Reports Contiguously Ascending (marfu‘ muttasil) to the Prophet (PBUH) | Pages: 157

URDU BOOK: Saints’ Narration Series: Imam al-Suharwardi’s Hadith Reports Contiguously Ascending (marfu‘ muttasil) to the Prophet (PBUH) | Pages: 175

URDU BOOK: Saints’ Narration Series: Ibn al-Arabi’s Hadith Reports Contiguously Ascending (marfu‘ muttasil) to the Prophet (PBUH) | Pages: 131

ARABIC  BOOK: Selection from Imam al-‘Asqalani’s Chains of Authority linked to the Leading Spiritualists and Gnostics of Divine Knowledge | Pages: 146



PART 3: VIDEOS

ENGLISH:

ENGLISH VIDEO: 0581 ICIS Four Supreme Categaries of Blessed people Part 01 +  Part 02 | 1 hour 40 minutes

ENGLISH VIDEO: Al Hidaya 2005 Auliya the friends of Allah According to Quran Sitting 02 | 1 HOUR  40 MINUTES

ENGLISH VIDEO: Companionship of the Awliya_ The Etiquettes and Benefits (Part-I) | 2 HOURS 19 MINUTES

ENGLISH VIDEO: Companionship of the Awliya_ The Etiquettes and Benefits (Part-II) | 2 HOURS

ENGLISH VIDEO: Remembrance of the righteous is Allah`s Sunnah | 2 HOURS 11 MINUTES


URDU VIDEOS:

URDU VIDEO: Allah Ke Wali Ka Muqaam-O-Martaba ( Barkas Ground - Deccan ) By Dr. Tahir Ul Qadri Sahab | 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: (Ajmer 2012 India Tour Lecture) Ata e Mustafa wa Naib Rasool _ Khawaja Gharib Nawaz  | 2 hour 54 minutes
It’s a must watch

URDU VIDEO: 1242 Sayyadana Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani ka Muqam o Martaba 2009-08-02 UK | 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES

URDU LECTURE: Ashab e Kahaf aur Auliya Allah se Nisbat aur Ta'alluq,Speech by Shaikh ul Islam | 83 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: FRIENDSHIP WITH ALLAH'S FRIENDS | 40 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Glory of Sayyidna Ghaus-ul-Aazam (RA) and Eminence of Silsilah Qadriyyah | 70 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Majooda daur mein Auliya e Karam ky muqamat makhfi kion | 35 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Relation with Aulia and Relation with Mustafa SAW Ghaus ul Wara Conference | 107 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Shan-e-Auliya Quran o Hadeth ki Roshni Mein | 37  MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: WaliyyoN ki Pehchan | 50 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Waqia Ashab e Kahf ki Arifana Tafseer by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri | 72 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Waqia Musa o Khidr (A.S) ki Ruhani Tafsir by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri |  1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: 01 Maqam e Wilayat aur Shaan e Ghaus e Aazam (Surah Kahaf ky hawaly sy) | 44 MINUTES
MISSING YOUTUBE LINK

URDU VIDEO: 02 Maqam e Wilayat aur Shaan e Ghaus e Aazam (Surah Kahaf ky hawaly sy) | 43 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: 03  Maqam e Wilayat aur Shaan e Ghaus e Aazam (Surah Kahaf ky hawaly sy) | 41 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: 04  Maqam e Wilayat aur Shaan e Ghaus e Aazam (Surah Kahaf ky hawaly sy) | 46 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Aatish-e-Maarifat aur Asrar-e-Baqaa by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri | 1 HOUR 12 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Allah ky Dostoon aur Dushmanoon ki Pehchan (Part 1) | 34 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO:  Anbiya awr Auliya ki Pairavi Ba'as e Nijaat hy by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri | 1 HOUR

PUNJABI VIDEO: Aulia Karaam naal Nisbat kuin? by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Punjabi Speech) | 1 HOUR 39 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Dehleez e Wilayat sy Nisbat e Sagana by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri |  38 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Dosti Allah WalooN sy (Khitab e Jumah) | 1 HOUR 24 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Faizan e Ghaus ul Aazam ky Amin aur Taleemat e Qadria by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri | 1 HOUR 13 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Huzoor Qudwa tul Aulia ka Roohani Maqam (Qadriah Seminar) | 1 HOUR 56 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Muqarraban e Ilahi sy Mansoob Ashia Shaair ullah heiN By Sheikh ul Islam Dr Mohammad Tahir ul Qadri | 45 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Nisbat e Farid, Aulia Allah say Nisbat ki Ehmiat | 1 HOUR 4 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Pehchaan (Urs Mubarak Huzoor Data Ganj Bakhsh) | 42 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Roz-e-Mahshar Azmat-e-Awliya ka Izhar by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri |  48 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Sayyedna Ghous e Azam R.A Ki Shan e Mahboobiyyat | 48 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Shan e Ghaus ul Azam aur Azmat e Silsilah e Qadria | 2 HOUR 26 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Shan-e-Auliya (Ahadith ki Roshni main) | 45 MINUTES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-8fDCWZ0ls

URDU VIDEO: Waqiat e Hazrat Khizr (AS) aur un ke Bateni Maarif | 49 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Zikr Saleheen ki Hikmat by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri | 44 MINUTES


OTHER SUNNI SCHOLARS:

URDU VIDEO: Mushkil Kushai - An Attribute of Awliya'Allah - Mufakkir-e-Islam Pir Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani | 1 HOUR 47 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO:  Miracles of Ghaus-e-Azam Sayyid Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani - Pir Sayyid Mazhar Hussain Shah Jilani | 56 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Miracles of Ghaus-e-Azam Pt.2 - Permissibility of Giyarhvi Khatam - Syed Mazhar Hussain Shah Jilani | 59 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Dr Ashraf Asif Jalali_Mujza_aur_Karamat_Tamgha-e-Maqboliyat | 1 HOUR

URDU VIDEO: Allah Ki Nishaania Part 1 of 2_Mufti Ashraf ul Qadri Sahib | 1 HOUR

URDU VIDEO: Allah Ki Nishaania (Awlia, Mizaar aur Dehshatgard) Part 2 OF 2_ Mufti Ashraf ul Qadri | 1 HOUR



FAROOQ KHAN RIZVI VIDEOS

URDU VIDEO: Azmate Aulia Conference by Farooque Khan Razvi Sahab Day 01 | 2 HOUR 24 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Gustakh E Aulia Exposed by Farooque Khan Razvi Sahab Day 02 | 3 HOUR 44 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Gustakh E Khawaja Garib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri Rehmaullah ke Benaqab Chehre | 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: History of Khwaja Moinudin aur Silsila e chist by Farook khan Razvi Sahab | 1 HOUR 38 MINUTES

URDU VIDEO: Wahabiyon Ka Wali kon | 6 MINUTES




PART 4: AULIYA ALLAH ARE ALIVE

PART 5: AUTHORITY OF AULIYA ALLAH

PART 6: AWLIYA ALLAH WILL INTERCEED ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT

PART 7: CONCEPT OF ( | Nazar o Niyaaz | Fatiha | Esaal e sawab | Urs | Giyarweeh Shariff | Kondey ki Niyaaz | Fatiha on Food | Thursday Fatiha and Return of Souls | Teeja | Daswa | Beeswa | Chaliswa | Fatiha on Eid | Fatiha on Shabe'Baraat | ) AND REFUTATION OF OBJECTIONS UPON THEM

PART 8: GRAVES: CONSTRUCTING THE MAZARS OR SHRINES OR TOMBS ETC OF THE BLESSED PEOPLE

PART 9: GRAVES: VISITING THE GRAVES OR MAZARS OF BLESSED PEOPLE

PART 10: Ilm E Ghayb (Knowledge Of Unseen) Posessed By Anbiya (Peace Be Upon Them) And Auliya Allah (In The Form Of Kashf)

PART 11: KISSING HANDS AND FEET OF THE PIOUS PEOPLE IS NOT SHIRK OR BID’AH

PART 12: Sufism (Tasawwuf)

PART 13: TAWASSUL(INTERMEDIATION: WASEELA) | ISTHIGATHA(BESEECHING FOR HELP) | TABARRUK(SEEKING BLESSINGS FROM THE PROPHETS(A.S.)- AULIYA ALLAH ETC)






INSHA’ALLAH IN FUTURE I WILL ADD MORE INFO ON IT
MAY ALLAH(SWT) GRANT US THE DEEDAR E MUSTAFA(PEACE BE UPON HIM) BA HALT E BEDARI! AMIIN!

COMPILED BY: MUHAMMAD REHAN SIDDIQUI









The status of saints and their miracles in light of the Holy Quran and the Hadith
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.




Introduction
Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran:
There is for them the good news (of honor and recognition) in the life of the world, and (also of forgiveness and intercession) in the Hereafter. (Or there are blessed spiritual visions in this world in the form of pious dreams, and in the Hereafter in the shape of effulgent disclosures of Allah’s absolute beauty and sight.) The commands of Allah never change. That is the colossal achievement.  Surah Younus (10:64)
In this verse, Almighty Allah has expressed the greatness and high status of the saints in this world and in the hereafter; that both this world and the hereafter have been made glad and mirthful for them.  Almighty has granted them greatness in this world and has honored them in the hereafter.  Imam Suyuti (May Allah shower His mercy on him) writes in the exegesis of this verse:
Translation: Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) relates in the exegesis of this verse that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  The glad tidings of this world are pure dreams which a slave sees or others see about him (or her).  The glad tidings of the hereafter mean paradise.  (Al Durr Al Manthoor Fi Tafseeril Ma'athoor, Surah Younus-64)

Glad tidings for the pious in the Holy Quran and the Hadith
We can understand the status of the saints with the fact that Almighty Allah has declared His love for them.  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has obviated their wide recognition.  The saints are given glad tidings about their recognition personally as well.  In dreams, they are given glad tidings of high stations.  The grace and benevolence on these saints has been described by ‘Allama Nasiruddin Baydhawi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) in these words:
Translation: These are the glad tidings which are given to the pious through the words of Almighty Allah and the blessed tongue of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  Honors are rained upon them through pure dreams, divine inspirations and spiritual unveilings.  They are given glad tidings through angels before their demise.  The angels greet them in the hereafter.  They are given glad tidings of peace and solace and of being granted success and honors.  (Anwaar Ut Tanzeel Wa Asrar Ut Ta'aweel Lil Baydhawi, Surah Younus-64)

 Mention of the pious in this world – A sign of divine acceptance
The glad tidings of this world mean that people praise their piety, describe their greatness, speak highly of them and discuss their grandeur.  In the hereafter, paradise and its bounties are for them.  Thus, ‘Allama Abul Hasan ‘Ali Khazin (May Allah shower His mercy on him) writes in the exegesis of the aforementioned verse of the Holy Quran:
Translation: The glad tidings mentioned in the verse mean praise in this world and in the hereafter, it means paradise.  (Tafseer Khazin, Surah Younus-64, Tafseer Nasafi, Surah Younus-64)
It is on this basis that the populace is devoted to the saints.  They see their worship and worry about reforming their own lives.  They talk about their greatness and grandeur.  Please see the following Hadith from Sahih Muslim:
Translation: It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abudhar Ghifari (May Allah be well pleased with him), he says:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was asked:  What do you say about the person who performs good deeds and people praise him (or her) on that?  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  They are the glad tidings which a believer receives expeditiously.  (Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 6891)
Imam Mohiuddin Nawawi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) writes:
Translation: The scholars have said that the glad tidings received expeditiously means the reward of their good deeds which is a sign of the happiness that they will receive in the hereafter.  Thus Almighty Allah says:  Surah Hadeed-12



 The fame of the saints in the earthly and spiritual worlds
The expeditiously received glad tidings are a sign of Allah’s pleasure and approval.  It is a sign of divine love as their turning to Allah is itself a sign of their divine acceptance.  Their hearts become radiant and this becomes apparent on their faces as well.  Their foreheads shine with a divine light.  The signs of asceticism and piety are expressed in their lives due to which the populace draws close to them.  They present themselves to them.  They mention their greatness.  They express their love and devotion for them.  They seek and draw blessings from them.  This devotion is not their personal act nor does anyone else bind them to do so, but they are divinely guided to do so.  There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and other reliable books of Hadith:
Translation: Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  When Almighty Allah loves a person, He tells Jibreel (May peace be upon him):  Allah loves so and so a person, you also love him (or her).  Then Jibreel (May peace be upon him) also starts loving that person.  Jibreel (May peace be upon him) announces in the heavens:  Verily, Allah loves so and so a person, so you also love him.  Then the dwellers of the heavens start loving that person.  Then that person’s renown is placed on the earth.  (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No. 3209; Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 6873; Muwatta Imam Malik, Hadith No. 1747; Musnad Imam Ahmed bin Hambal, Hadith No. 7840)
Just think over this!  They are mentioned in the heavens.  Their greatness is described in the spiritual realms.  As they are the beloved of Almighty Allah, the angels love them and make them their beloved.  This love doesn’t stop there, but it is placed on the earth and love for them is cast into the hearts of people.


The glad tidings given by angels at the time of death
Hadhrat ‘Ata, Hadhrat Zuhri and Hadhrat Qatadah (May Allah be well pleased with them) have said:
Translation: At the time of the demise of the saints, angels bring glad tidings to them from Almighty Allah and this verse of the Holy Quran attests to this:  Surah Sajdah-30
It is made clear by the details given the exegetes of the Holy Quran that not only the earthly life but the life of the hereafter of the saints is also prosperous.  Eternal greatness will of course be given to them in the hereafter but Almighty Allah has granted them good in this world as well.

Studying the lives of the saints – A means of prosperity
It is a fact that we don’t express our love and devotion to the saints merely on our own whim, but Almighty Allah has expressed their greatness in His Blessed Word, the Holy Quran.  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has obviated their grand status through His pure words and the Companions, the successors, the Imams, the Jurists and the Hadith-experts have honestly safeguarded whatever they have said about the saints.  For this reason, the corpus of Islamic literature is filled with the mention of the saints.  In an Islamic library, the category of “Tadhkira” (biographies) is always mentioned.  All it has is the mention of the saints, their incidents and anecdotes and their life and teachings.

 The incidents of the saints – A means of strengthening the faith

The populace studies the lives of the saints, learns from the lives that they have led and try to make their lives successful for this world and for the next.  Shaykh Ul Islam Imam Muhammad Anwaarullah Farooqui (May Allah shower His mercy on him), the founder of Jamia Nizamia writes about studying, reading, listening to the lives of the saints:
Translation: First, think of strengthening your faith.  The only way to do this is to study the lives of the saints, the elders of our religion, so that one thinks of one’s lapses in the face of such greatness and a zeal is created and as per the verse  (Surah Hood-24).  For a person hears about his (or her) elders only to accept it and whomever he finds the greatest and most distinguished among them, he loves them the more and desires to attain their character and attributes.
This is the reason that when the Arabs had to enthuse and excite a tribe, the poets and speakers would describe the achievements of their predecessors and forefathers to them, which would provoke the whole tribe into battle where they would set new milestones of bravery.  They hear the achievements of their elders and resolve to walk alongside them and don’t care about their lives even as love eases following in the footsteps of the beloved.  In the same way, if the speakers instill the zeal and achievements of the elders in the hearts and minds of Muslims and describe their character and attributes which resulted in that grandeur and achievements, then naturally they will desire following and attaining that character.  The least effect will be that they will regret their own blameworthy attributes and this regret is not a small thing!  It is but the foreword of true repentance.  Thus, there is nothing better for Muslims than the mention of miracles!  (Maqasid Ul Islam Vol. 7, Pg. No. 181/182)


The mention of the saints – A panacea for diseases

Muhaddith-e-Deccan Abul Hasanaat Hadhrat Syed Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri (May Allah shower His mercy on him) writes about the blessings gained from the mention of the miracles, the incidents and anecdotes of the saints:
Translation: The way abundance of Dhikr and profuse recitation of the Holy Quran is necessary for the seeker (Salik), in the same way it is necessary to keep going through the incidents of the saints!  People asked Hadhrat Junaid Baghdadi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) as to what is the benefit to the seeker from the incidents and traditions of the saints.  He replied:  By the mention of the friends of Almighty Allah, the heart of the seeker is strengthened and by the blessings of the mention of the saints, the mercy of Allah descends.
Hadhrat Abu ‘Ali Daqqaq (May Allah shower His mercy on him) says:  There are 2 benefits on listening to the incidents and anecdotes of the men of Allah.  One, that if the seeker desires (the pleasure and approval) of Almighty Allah, his (or her) zeal and strength is further increased.  Secondly, if a person is proud, then his (or her) pride is lessened and essentially wiped out.  He sees his blameworthy attributes as blameworthy and he is also made aware of the sightlessness of his inward aspect as well.  (Mawaaiz-e-Hasana, Vol. 1, Pg. No. 132)

The blessings of the saints in this world

As the saints spend all their lives in serving Almighty Allah and spend each and every moment of their lives in remembrance of the Lord Almighty.  Remembering Almighty Allah and meditating upon His wonders becomes their favorite pastime.  Almighty Allah values them for this, grants them the reward of their worship and striving in the path of closeness to Allah and rains His blessings on them.
People come to them, gain blessings from them and knock at their doors only with the intention of bettering their worldly lives and improving their hereafter.  Here an anecdote from the most reliable books of Hadith will be related:
Translation: It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  A person before you committed 99 murders.  Then he inquired about the greatest scholar of his times and he was directed to a recluse.  He went to him and told him that I am the murderer of 99 human beings.  Is there any way of repentance (Tauba) for me?  He said:  There is no repentance for you!  He murdered this recluse as well and consequently became the murderer of 100 human beings.  Again, he asked about the greatest scholar of the age and was told about a certain scholar.  He went to that scholar and asked:  I am the murderer of 100 human beings.  Is there any chance of repentance for me?  The scholar said:  Why not!  What can come between you and your repentance?  You go to such and such a place.  There some pious slaves of Allah are busy in His worship.  You also busy yourself in worship of Allah along with them and don’t return to your place as evil people live here.  That person started for that place.  He was still on the way when death overtook him.  In his last moments, when he couldn’t walk, he dragged himself on his chest towards the city of those pious slaves of Allah.  At last he passed away.  The angels of mercy and the angels in charge of punishment started arguing with each other as to who among them should take his soul.  The angels of mercy said:  This person had repented with a sincere heart and was coming to seek Allah’s pleasure.  The angels in charge of punishment said:  This person never performed any good deed.  An angel in the guise of a human being came to them.  These angels asked him to judge between them.  That angel said:  Measure the distance from the cities.  Count him among the denizens of whichever city he is closest to (if he was closest to the city of those pious people, he will taken by the angels of mercy and if he was closest to the city of the evildoers, he will be taken by the angels in charge of punishment).  The distance was measured and this person was closest to the city of the pious.  Thus, his soul was taken by the angels of mercy.
It is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari that Almighty Allah ordered the city of the pious to come closer and the city of evildoers to go farther.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No. 3470; Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 7184; Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith No. 2720; Musnad Imam Ahmed bin Hambal, Hadith No. 11453; Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba, Vol. 8, Pg. No. 109; Sunan Kubra Lil Baihaqui, Vol. 8, Pg. No. 17; Mo’jam Kabeer Tabarani, Hadith No. 16229; Shua’bul Iman, Hadith No. 6800; Musnad Abu Ya’ala, Hadith No. 997; Sahih Ibn Hibbaan, Hadith No. 613; Jame’ Ul Ahadeeth, Hadith No. 7852; Jame’ Ul Kabeer, Hadith No. 1202; Kanz Ul ‘Ummal, Hadith No. 10157; Sahih Muslim, Bab Ul Istighfaar Wat Tauba)


The honoring of the saints on the Day of Judgment

The status of the saints is such that the person who is close to them is also blessed by Allah by virtue of that relationship.  Almighty Allah has granted them such status that He has placed their renown in this world.  As they are the beloved of the Lord Almighty, classes and masses both become devoted to them, praise them, describe their greatness and present themselves before them.  This is their status in this world and even in the hereafter.  They will be honored beyond belief.  Almighty Allah will rain His blessings and grants on them.  The fear of the reckoning will be removed from them.  They will be very glad and mirthful then as given in this Hadith of Sunan Abu Dawood:
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat ‘Umar bin Khattab (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Indeed! There are some among the slaves of Allah Most High who are neither Prophets nor martyrs.  Because of their status on the Day of Judgment, the Prophets and the martyrs will praise them.  
The Companions asked: O Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!  Who will they be?  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: They love each other only because of Allah’s mercy, neither because of any personal relationship and neither because of any monetary dealings.  
By Allah!  Their faces will be very radiant and they will be on pulpits of Noor.  When people will be frightened, they will have no fear, when people will be in sorrow, they will have no sorrow and the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) recited this verse:
‘Ala Inna Auliya Allahi……..

Beware! Verily, the friends of Allah will not have any fear, nor will they grieve.  Surah Younus (10:64)
This Hadith is in Mishkaat Ul Masabeeh, Vol. 2, Pg No. 426 and Zujajatul Masabeeh, Vol. 4, Pg No. 103 and apart from this is also present in the following books of Hadith:
Mustadrak Lil Hakim,
Musnad Imam Ahmed,
Mojam Tabarani
Shu'ab Ul Iman,
Hilyatul Auliya Li Abi Nu’aim,
Ibn Asaker,
Ibn Abi Dunya,
Ibn Abi Hatim
More than 8 times in Kanz Ul Ummal on the authority of Ibn Mardwaiya (Kanz Ul ‘Ummal, Vol. 9, Pg No. 6-9, Pg No. 97)
At Targhib Wa Tarhib, 2 times (Vol. 4, Pg No. 12; Vol. 4, Pg No. 11)
Jame’ Ul Ahadith Wal Maraseel, 3 times.  Vol. 1, Pg No. 330, Vol. 3, Pg No. 152, Vol. 18, 248
Majma Uz Zawaaid, once (Babil Mutahabbeen Fillah)
Musnad Al Harith (Vol. 2, Pg No. 993)



There will be pulpits of Noor for the saints

Muhaddith-E-Deccan Abul Hasanaat Syed Abdullah Shah Sahab Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has recorded a Hadith on the authority of Jame' Tirmidhi (Vol. 4, Pg. No. 103), which says that there will be pulpits of radiance for them, the Prophets and martyrs will praise them.  Along with this, their garments will also be radiant.  
There is a lengthy Hadith in Kanz Ul ‘Ummal, which has the words:
Translation:  Allah Most High will place pulpits for them on the Day of Judgment, so they will take their place on those pulpits and indeed their garments will be radiant and their faces will be radiant.  (Kanz Ul ‘Ummal, Vol. 9, Pg. No. 8)
Thus, the beloved and pious slaves of Allah Most High will be in great ease.  They will be happy on the rewards and grants of Allah Most High.  There will be pulpits of radiance for them, their garments will be radiant and their faces will be radiant. 

Entry into paradise without any reckoning

The greatest benevolence of Almighty Allah upon them will be that they will be given the glad tidings of entry into the highest levels of paradise.  They will be protected from the trials and tribulations of the Day of the Judgment.  They will not be asked to render any account of their deeds.
There is a Hadith in Sahih Muslim on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him):
Translation: Seventy thousand (70,000) people from my Ummah will enter paradise without any reckoning.  (Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 542)
This reward of Allah will not be limited to them, but through them other believers also will receive it.  There is a Hadith in Jame’ Tirmidhi:
Translation: Hadhrat Syed Abu Umama (May Allah be well pleased with him) says:  I heard the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) say:  My Lord has promised me that He will let 70,000 people from my Ummah enter paradise without any reckoning and along with every 1000 there will be 70,000 and will enter 3 handfuls of the whole creation into paradise.  (Jame’ Tirmidhi, Hadith No. 2624)
The saints spent their entire lives in the remembrance of Allah, meditating upon His works and in serving Him.  They were immersed in contentment (on the will of Allah) and in the love of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  They instructed their disciples and devotees to do the same.  The way they were striding on the path of guidance, in the same way, they urged the populace also on the same path and improved their earthly lives and the lives of the hereafter.
Almighty Allah has honored them in this world and the next and has declared their very mention as expiation of sins.



 Miracles of saints in light of the Holy Quran and the Hadith

We have seen that the saints (Auliya) are those special servants of Allah Most High who spend every moment of their lives in the remembrance of Allah Most High.  They have given up the desires of their flesh and have abandoned the pleasures of the flesh.  They spend their entire energies in the propagation of Islam.
The Holy Quran mentions them time and again.  This elite group of the Ummah will be high stations in the Day of Judgment and they will be granted many bounty.  However, in this world itself, to express their high status, Allah Most High has granted them some special characteristics and qualities, which distinguish them from others.
Allah Most High says in the Holy Quran:
And surely We wrote in the Zabur (the Psalms) after (stating the) admonition that the inheritors of the earth (in the Hereafter) will be My pious servants.  Surah Ambiya (21:105)
In the interpretation of this verse, some exegetes of the Holy Quran have written that the "land" meant here is the land of Paradise, while some others have said it means the land of this world.  ‘Allama Ibn Kathir (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has written that the saints are the inheritors of the lands of both, the Paradise and this world. 
Translation:  Allah Most High is describing those things about which He has made the final decision for His pious servants that there are glad tidings for them in this world and the next and the land of this world and the hereafter is their inheritance.
When Allah Most High has made them the inheritors of the land, then out of his extreme benevolence, Allah Most High has granted them power and command, which is called as "Karamah"
It is one of the basic beliefs of the Ahle Sunnah that the miracles of the Saints are true, as given in the most basic tract on beliefs "Sharh Aqaaid Nasafi":
Translation:  The miracles of the Saints are true.  (Sharh Aqaaid Nasafi, Pg. No. 144)


Difference between "Mujiza" and "Karamat"

"M’ujiza" is the miracle, which is wrought at the hands of a Prophet and "Karaamat" is the miracle, which is expressed through the Saints .
If any apparent miracle is expressed through a non-Muslim and irreligious person, then it is called "Istidraaj."  As given in Sharh Aqaaid Nasafi, Pg. No. 144.
These miracles go against the accepted traditions/customs of the society and are seemingly impossible when judged the against the present corpus of human knowledge and are in fact an acknowledgement of the greatness of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  Thusi, Imam Nabhani (May Allah shower His mercy on him) mentions the opinion of Imam Shhabuddin Suharwardi in the foreword of his famous book, "Jame’ Karamat Ul Auliyaa":
Translation:  It is narrated on the authority of Imam Shihabuddin Suharwardi (May Allah shower His mercy on him), he says:  Indeed!  Various miracles are expressed through the Saints like they hear the divine voice (Hatif Ghaibi), they hear the voice of the inward (Batin) and recognize it, earth is rolled up for them and through the blessings of following the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), they know of incidents before they happen.  The miracles of the Saints are in fact the consummation of the miracles of the Prophets and are their blessings.  (Muqaddima Jame' Karamaat Ul Auliya, Pg. No. 36)


Why do we need the miracles of the Saints

Allah Most High has made the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), the last and final Prophet.  Now there can be no Prophet.  Until the Day of Judgment, everyone needs to believe in the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  Obviously, for those who embrace Islam, these miracles of the Saints  make them come closer to Islam and facilitate their acceptance of Islam.  For this reason, the miracles of the saints of this Ummah are far more in number than the miracles of the saints of the previous Ummah.
Imam Yousuf Nabhani (May Allah shower His mercy on him) writes:
Translation: Allah Most High better knows the reason why the miracles of the Saints of the Ummah of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) are in such a great number.  One among them is that in the blessed life of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and after He passed away into the presence of Allah Most High, His superiority over all other Prophets has been well established.  He is the Seal of all Prophets, the Beloved of the Lord Almighty and His religion is to remain until the Day of Judgment.  For this reason, it is necessary that the signs that this religion is the true one have to be expressed in every era and among these authoritative proofs are the miracles of the Saints which are in reality the blessings of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  (Muqaddima Jame’ Karamaat Ul Auliya, Pg. No. 36)
The Holy Quran mentions the pious people and saints at many places.

Proof from the Holy Quran

It is given in Surah Al ‘Imran:
So, her Lord graciously accepted her (Maryam [Mary]) with excellent acceptance and brought her up immaculately and entrusted her guardianship to Zakariyya (Zacharias). Every time Zakariyya (Zacharias) entered her chamber of worship he found with her (novel and uncommon) food items. He inquired: ‘O Maryam, wherefrom have these things come for you?’ She replied: ‘This (sustenance) comes from Allah. Verily, Allah provides sustenance without measure to whom He desires.’  Surah Al-Imran (3:37)
This verse of the Holy Quran explicitly establishes the miracles of the Saints.  Hadhrat Maryam (May peace be upon her) is not a Prophet, but a saint.  Whenever Hadhrat Zakariya (May peace be upon him) came to her, he would see various fruits near her.  In summer, fruits of winter would be found and in winter, fruits of summer.
Out of season fruits and food/sustenance being present without any visible worldly means is the miracle of Hadhrat Maryam (May peace be upon her).


Second proof

And (the people of the Cave [Kahf]) stayed in their cave for three hundred years and they added another (nine) years (to that).  Surah Kahf (18:25)
Here the incident of the people of cave (Ashab-e-Kahf) is being mentioned.  These are those pious servants of Allah Most High who were asleep for 309 years.  During this entire period, their bodies did not change at all.  This whole period, they neither ate nor drank anything.  Eating/drinking are the basic needs of the human body.  No one can remain without this need being fulfilled.  Let alone decades and decades, no one can remain even a few days without eating/drinking, but these pious servants of Allah Most High spent a period of 309 years without doing so.
This is the miracle through the power of Allah Most High that the People of the Cave spent a period as long as 309 years without eating/drinking.  Their bodies were not affected at all and even the dog, which remained at their doorstep, was safe.

Third proof

Allah Most High says in Surah Kahf:
And you see that the sun, when it rises, moves to the right from their cave and inclines obliquely from them to the left when it sets while they are (lying) in the open chamber of the cave. This (change of the sun’s course) is one of the (great) Signs of Allah’s (Might). He whom Allah guides is the one who is rightly guided, but one whom He holds strayed you will not find for him any Wali (friend to help) and Murshid (guide to show the path).  Surah Kahf (18:17)
This is a reality that the sun moves in its own orbit.  It neither delays nor makes haste anywhere in its path.  It does not swerve a hairbreadth’s worth of distance from its path.  This is the system of nature.  In spite of all this, Allah Most High granted the People of the Cave such excellence that for the whole time they spent in the cave, the sun swerved from its path.  When it would rise on the earth, it would move to its right and while setting, it would move to the left, so that the rays of the sun don’t fall on them.
This is a sign of the power of Allah Most High and a miracle of the People of the Cave.
Imam Razi writes in the Tafseer of this verse:
Translation:  The rising and setting of the sun in this way is against what usually happens and is a great miracle, which Allah Most High has granted to the People of the cave.  (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Kahf, 17)

Fourth proof

Allah Most High says in Surah Naml:
Then the one who had some knowledge of the (heavenly) Book submitted: ‘I can bring it to you before your vision turns back to you (i.e. even before the twinkling of an eye). So, when (Sulaiman [Solomon]) saw it (the throne) placed before him, he said: ‘This is by the Grace of my Lord so that He may put me to the test whether I thank (Him) or not. And he who thanks (Allah) his gratitude is for the good of his own self, and he who is ungrateful surely my Lord is Self-Sufficient, Most Generous.’  Surah Naml (27:40)
In this verse of the Holy Quran, a miracle of a follower of Hadhrat Sulaiman (May peace be upon him) is mentioned.  When Hadhrat Sulaiman (May peace be upon him) asked his army that who among them would be able to bring the throne of Bilquis.  A strong and powerful genie said:  I can bring it before you rise from your seat.  Hadhrat Sulaiman (May peace be upon him) said that the throne was wanted even sooner than that.  Then Hadhrat Asif bin Barkhiyya asked for permission and appeared with the throne within the blink of an eye.
That throne was of gold and was bejeweled with various precious stones.  It was installed in the innermost palace of all 7 palaces.  The doors were locked.  Guards were present.  It is beyond comprehension that how Hadhrat Asif bin Barkhiyya carried such a heavy and securely kept thing from Yemen to Syria within the blink of an eye.

Proof from the Hadith

There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him), he said that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  Allah Most High said:  Whoever bears enmity with My friend (Wali), I declare war against him.  My slave comes closer to me with no act more beloved to me than the obligatory acts of worship (Fardh) which I have assigned to him and my slave keeps coming closer to me with supererogatory acts of worship (Nafl), so much so that I start loving him.  When I make him my beloved, then I become his ears with whom he hears.  I become his eyes with which he sees.  I become his hand with which he holds and I become his legs with which he walks.  If he asks me for something, I surely grant it.  If he asks me for protection, I surely grant it.  If I want to do something, I don’t hesitate the way I wait before taking the soul of a Momin when does not desire it and I don’t like hurting him.  (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No. 6502)
This Hadith shows the great excellence and glory of the Saints.  When the power of Allah Most High Himself works in their senses, then they have extraordinary faculties and abilities.  They can grasp and help others their hands in ways that others cannot.  They can see and listen to things that are too far away for others.  They can cover huge distances in the blink of an eye.
Let’s have a look at the some miracles expressed by the elder of the Ummah.


Miracle of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah be well pleased with him)

Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah be well pleased with him) had willed that after his passing away, his body should be placed before the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and a request should be made:  O Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!  Abu Bakr requests to enter your presence.  If the blessed doors open by themselves, then bury me by the side of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), otherwise bury me in Jannatul Baq’ee.
Thus, as Imam Razi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) relates:
Translation: The bier of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah be well pleased with him) was placed before the sacred shrine of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and the request was made:  Assalaamulaikum O Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!  Abu Bakr is here.  Lo and behold!  The doors opened by themselves.  A voice was heard from the shrine:  Bring the beloved to the Beloved!  Verily!  The Beloved desires to meet with His beloved.  (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Al Kahf-09)

 Miracle of Hadhrat Umar Farooq (May Allah be well pleased with him)

There is a Tradition in Imam Baihaqui’s Dalail Un Nubuwwah, Mishkaatul Masabeeh and Zujajatul Masabeeh:
Translation:  It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar that Hadhrat ‘Umar (May Allah be well pleased with them) had sent an army for a military campaign.  He had appointed a person as the leader of this army, who was called "Sariya."  While Hadhrat ‘Umar (May Allah be well pleased with him) was giving a sermon, he started saying:  O Sariya!  To the mountain!  After this, a message-bearer came and said:  O Commander of the faithful!  We were fighting against our enemies.  They had almost defeated us. When we heard someone calling out: O Sariya!  To the mountain!  We stood with the mountain at our back and Almighty Allah gave them a crushing defeat.  (Dalaail Un Nubuwwah, Hadith No. 2655; Mishkaatul Masabeeh, Babul Karamaat; Zujajatul Masabeeh, Babul Karamaat)
This Tradition shows many miracles of Hadhrat Umar (May Allah be well pleased with him). One is that being in Madina, he saw a battle being fought in Nahavand (Iran, then Persia), another miracle is that he made the people fighting in Nahavand hear his voice without any apparent means of communication and yet another is that because of his intervention, victory became the lot of Muslims.  
This isn’t the only miracle expressed at the hands of Hadhrat ‘Umar Farooq (May Allah be well pleased with him).  He wrote a letter to the river Nile and the river obeyed his order.  As related by Imam Tabari (May Allah shower His mercy on him):
Translation: When Egypt was conquered, the natives came to Hadhrat ‘Amr bin A’as (May Allah be well pleased with him) and said:  Indeed!  This river desires one virgin every year and we throw one girl into the river.  If we don’t do so, the river will stop flowing which will make the cities desolate and people will be struck by famine.  Hadhrat ‘Amr bin A’as (May Allah be well pleased with him) let this be known to the Caliph, Hadhrat ‘Umar Al Farooq (May Allah be well pleased with him).  He sent a letter that Islam has declared former evils as wrong and sent him a chit on which he had written:  I start with the name of Allah who is the most benevolent and the most merciful.  From the slave of Allah, ‘Umar bin Khattab to river Nile…. O river!  If you flow with your own wish, then we don’t need you and if you flow with the command of Allah, then start flowing with the command of Allah.  
He wrote that this letter should be dropped into the river.  When it was done, the same night, the river started flowing with a water level 16-yards high and the level increased by 6 yards every year.
(Ar Riyadh Un Nadhra Fi Manaqibi ‘Ashra, Al Babuth Thani Fi Manaqibi Ameeril Mo'mineen Abi Hafs ‘Umar bin Khattab)
If there is a problem with the water level of a river or so, no one will write a letter to a river.  If someone does it, then nobody expects that the river will follow the order and fulfill the needs.
But here, what is happening is out of the ordinary.  This is a miracle of Hadhrat ‘Umar Al Farooq (May Allah be well pleased with him) that he sends a letter to the river and the river follows its orders to the letter.



Miracle of Hadhrat Uthman (May Allah be well pleased with him)
There are many miracles of Hadhrat Uthman (May Allah be well pleased with him) out of which only one is being detailed here.
Translation: A person by name, Jahjaah Ghaffari snatched the staff of Hadhrat Uthman (May Allah be well pleased with him) and broke it on his knee.  An abscess developed in his knee.  (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Kahf-09)
Imam Qazi Iyaz (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has written in Ash-Shifa and Imam Nabhani has written in Jame’ Karamaat Ul Auliya that this person died because of this abscess.  (Shifa, Vol. 2, Pg. No. 57; Jame’ Karamaat Ul Auliya, Vol. 1, Pg. No. 151)


Miracle of Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him)

An Abyssinian slave who loved Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him) committed a theft.  He was brought to Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him).  Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him) asked him:  Did you steal?  He said: Yes.  Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him) ordered that his hand should be cut.  When that person returned from Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him), he met Hadhrat Salman Farsi (May Allah be well pleased with him) and Ibnul Kara.  Ibnul Kara asked him:  Who cut your hand?  He said: The Commander of the Faithful, the great leader of the Muslims, the son-in-law of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), the husband of Hadhrat Fatima (May Allah be well pleased with her).  He asked him:  Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him) cut off your hand and you are praising him?  He said:  Why should I not praise him?  He has cut off my hand as justice and has released me from the fire of hell.  
When Hadhrat Salman Farsi (May Allah be well pleased with him) heard this, he conveyed this to Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him).  Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him) summoned that Abyssinian slave and placed his blessed hand on his arm and covered it with a kerchief and recited some prayers.  The narrator says:  Suddenly, we heard a voice from sky:  Remove the cloth from the hand.  Lo and behold!  By the will of Allah Most High and because of his devotedness, he was cured.  (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Kahf-09; Tafseer Nysaburi, Surah Kahf-09, Vol. 5, Pg. No. 69; Tafseer Siraj Al Muneer. Vol. 1, Pg. No. 2227)


Miracle of Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him)
Hadhrat ‘Abdur Rahman Jami (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has related this Tradition in Shawahid Un Nubuwwah:
Hadhrat Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him) was going to Makkah by foot for Hajj.  He developed swelling in his feet.  His attendant requested him to take a mount so that the swelling of the feet lessens.  Hadhrat Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him) didn’t accept his request and said:  When we reach our destination, you will meet an Abyssinian.  Buy oil from him.  His slave says:  We didn’t find any medicine on the way and when we reached our destination, the Imam said:  This is the slave about whom you were told.  Go, buy oil and give him its price.
When the slave went to buy the oil, the Abyssinian asked:  For whom are you buying this oil?  The slave said:  For Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him).  The Abyssinian said:  Take me to him.  I am also his slave.
When the Abyssinian was taken to Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him), he said: I am your slave, I will not take any payment from you.  You please pray for my wife.  She is in labor and pray that Almighty Allah should grant her a healthy baby.  The Imam said:  Go home!  Almighty Allah will grant you such a baby the way you want it to be and he will be our follower.  The Abyssinian returned home and found the situation as he was told it would be.  (Shawahid Un Nubuwwah, Pg. No. 302)
In this Tradition, various miracles of Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him) are related.  One is the foretelling where the medicine for the swelling of the feet will be found.  The second is the prayer that the Abyssinian will be granted a healthy baby and it became as he was told.  The third miracle is that the Imam foretold that the baby will be a boy and will be a follower of Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him).
‘Allama Muhammad bin Yousuf Salihi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) relates in Subul Ul Huda War Rashad:
Translation: ‘Abbas bin Hisham bin Muhammad Kufi narrates on the authority of his father who narrates on the authority of his grandfather, he says:  There was a person in Karbala by name Zara’a.  This accursed man had shot an arrow at Imam Hussain (May Allah be well pleased with him) when he had asked for water and wanted to drink it. His arrow had come between the Imam and the water.  The Imam supplicated:  Lord, make him thirsty.  The narrator says:  A person who was present at the time of his death told me that this person was feeling a lot of heat in his stomach and coldness in his back because of which he started screaming and shouting although ice was placed on his stomach and fans were used and at the back an urn was placed.  He would shout:  Give me water.  This thirst is killing me.  Honey mixed with barley, water and milk was brought to him in such quantity that it would suffice for 5 persons.  He would gobble up everything and again cry out:  Satisfy me.  This thirst is killing me.  At last, his stomach split open like a camel’s.  (Subul Ul Huda War Rashad, Vol. 11, Pg. No. 79)


Miracle of Hadhrat Imam Zain Ul A’abideen
Imam Muhammad bin ‘Ali Sabban (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has related a Tradition in As’aaf Ur Raghibeen:
Translation: When ‘Abdul Malik bin Marwaan put Imam Zain Ul A’abideen (May Allah be well pleased with him) in shackles, Imam Zuhri (May Allah shower His mercy on him) came to bid him farewell and tearfully said:  I wish I was in your place.  On this, the Imam said:  Do you think these things hurt me?  If I were wish to it so these things would never happen but that they remind me of Allah Most High.  Then the Imam took his hands out of the shackles and again put them back in.  (As’aaf Ur Raghibeen Fi Seeratil Mustafa Wa Fadhaaili Ahli Baitit Tahireen, Pg. No. 239)


 Miracle of Hadhrat Ghouse Azam (May Allah be well pleased with him)

Hadhrat Shaykh Momin bin Hasan Shablanji (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has related in Noor Ul Absaar Fi Manaqibi Aali Baitin Nabiyyil Mukhtaar:
Translation: Hadhrat Shaykh Dimeeri (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has written in “Hayaat Ul Haiwaan” that we have related a rigorously-authenticated narration that Hadhrat Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani (May Allah shower His mercy on him) was once giving a sermon.  Suddenly an eagle passed overhead and started making noises.  The audience was troubled by it.  Then Hadhrat ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani (May Allah shower His mercy on him) ordered the wind:  O wind!  Behead this eagle.  That very moment its head fell on one side and its body on the other.  The Shaykh stepped down from his chair and held it with his blessed hand and caressed it with his other hand and said: Bismillahir Rahmaaanir Raheem and the eagle immediately came back to life and flew away.  All those who were present saw it.  (Noor Ul Absaar Fi Manaqibi Aali Baitin Nabiyyil Mukhtaar, Pg. No. 260)


Miracle of Hadhrat Khwaja Ghareebnawaz (May Allah shower His mercy on him)
A person came to Hadhrat Khwaja Ghareebnawaz (May Allah shower His mercy on him), but he wanted to hurt the Khwaja.  The Khwaja divined his intention and said with a smile:  Dervishes come to dervishes to clean their hearts not with the intention of hurting.  Come!  Fulfill the intention with which you have come. 
On hearing this, that man drew the weapon from his sleeve and threw it away.  He immediately repented, embraced Islam then and there and became a true disciple of the Khwaja.  On seeing this miracle, many people embraced Islam.  (Siyar Ul Akhyaar Mahfil-e-Auliya, Pg. No. 344, /345)

 Miracle of Hadhrat Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband (May Allah shower His mercy on him)
‘Allama Yousuf bin ‘Ismail Nabhani (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has written in Jame’ Karaamaat Ul Auliya:
Translation: Hadhrat Shaykh ‘Alauddin Attaar (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has said:  I went to Hadhrat Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband (May Allah shower His mercy on him) on a cloudy day.  The Khwaja asked me:  Has the time for Salaat Ul Zuhr started?  I said:  No.  The Khwaja said:  Look at the sky!  When I turned my sight to the sky, I didn’t see any veil and I saw that all the angels were busy in offering Salaat Ul Zuhr.  Then the Khwaja asked me:  Now what do you say?  Has the time for Salaat Ul Zuhr started?  I regretted whatever had happened and repented.  Due to this for a long time, I felt a huge burden on myself. (Jame’ Karaamaat Ul Auliya, Vol. 1, Pg. No. 247)



Miracle of Hadhrat Shihabuddin Suharwardi (May Allah shower His mercy on him)
Hadhrat Abul Hasanaat Syed ‘Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri, the Muhaddith-e-Deccan (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has written in the explanatory notes of Zujaajatul Masabeeh on the authority of “Mirqaat Ul Mafateeh”:
Translation: Hadhrat Nooruddin ‘Abdur Rahman Jami (May Allah sanctify his secret) has written in his book:  Nafahaatul Uns Fi Hadhraati Ashabil Quds”:  A saint has related a Tradition that while performing “Istelaam,” he was reciting the Holy Quran and finished one complete recitation of the Holy Quran until he came to Bab-e-Ka’aba.  One son of Hadhrat Shihabuddin Suharwardi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has related that he heard each word and each letter of the Holy Quran from his father in the same time.
May Almighty Allah keep us steadfast on the tenets of the Ahle Sunnah and guide us to lead our lives the way our saints and elders have led it.

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Table of Contents

1      Definition & Classification of Miracles. 
2      Evidence from Quran. 
2.1     Bibi Maryam (ra) Mother of Prophet Isa (peace be upon him)
2.2     Bibi Maryam (ra) and The Dead Palm Tree.
2.3     People of Cave (Ashab-e-Kahf)
2.4     The sun changed its orbit for the People of Cave (Ashab-e-Kahf)
2.5     Dead fish became alive at place of Khidr (alihis salam)
2.6     Kashf & Miracles of Khidr:
2.7     Asif bin Barkhiya(ra) brought throne of Bilqis (ra) in blink of the eye.
3      Evidence from Hadith. 
3.1     Hadith Qudsi: Allah says “he becomes hands and legs” of His Pious worshiper.
3.2     Hadith-e-Nabwi regarding power of Aulia:
3.3     Beware of the gaze of a momin for he sees with the Noor of Allah.
3.4     Blessed presence of Khidr (AS) used to turn a barren land into greenery.
4      Demonstration of few acts of Sahaba. 
4.1     Karamat/Kashf of Abu Bakar (ra) (1st Caliph)
4.2     Karamat & Kashf of Hazrath Umar (ra) (2nd Caliph)
4.3     Karamat of Hazrath Utman (ra) (3rd Caliph)
4.4     Karamat/Kashf of Hazrath Ali (ra) (4th Caliph)
4.5     Kashf of Bibi Fatima (ra)
4.6     Karamat/Kashf of Imam Hussan ra.
4.7     Karamat of Imam Hussain (ra)
4.8     The Pious prisoner and bunch of grapes:
4.9     The Light of Usayd Ibn Hudhayr and Abbad ibn Bishr (radhiAllahu anhuma)
4.10   Sayyiduna Safina and Tiger in woods
4.11   Three men and the cave.
4.12   Abu Ubaida and the dead Fish Al-Anbar
4.13   Reciting Quran in Grave
4.14   Sending 1000 dinars placed in wood across the sea.
4.15   Miracle of Juraij and child speaking from Cradle
4.16   Miracle of an infant child his kashf and speaking to his mother whilst he is at age of suckling milk
5      From Book of Pious Scholars

6      From book of Salafi scholar Ibn Taymiyya.

7      Bibliography:
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1     Definition & Classification of Miracles
A miracle is a phenomenon not explained by known laws of nature, or an act by some super natural entity which is beyond the capability of common men and of his understanding. Quran states about the miraculous pious man Sayyiduna Khidr that, when Musa (peace be upon him) asked Sayyiduna Khidr (AS) to permit him to stay with him for some time, Khidr (AS) said “you can never stay with me and how you will keep patience over that which your knowledge encompasses not” [Surah Kahf 18:66-68]
To say in simple words a miracle is an extraordinary act which a mind cannot comprehend or give logical explanations for.
Miracles are agreed upon amongst the pious predecessors and the authentic scholars who came after them. The existence of miracles is also proven by the Qur’an and the Hadith. The existence of miracles of prophet, awliya and the pious is an established fact. Numerous miracles have been mentioned in the Qur’an and also in the life histories of the Sahaaba, such as sustenance given to bibi Maryam (ra), Ashab-e-kahf (ra), Asif bin Barkhiya and so on which will be discussed in forth coming sections, denying them would be similar to denying the existence of the sun.
It must be understood that all the miracles, whether it be from prophets or from Aulia, is indeed the bestowed power and is by acceptance of Allah, who can bestow powers to whomsoever he pleases. To deny the existence of miracles is to deny Quran & Hadith and leads to astray.
The Criteria of classifying the extra ordinary events as a miracle varies depending on Emaan and status of the demonstrator of the act. Allamah Maulana Mufti Muhammad Amjad Ali Azami has states the classification as follows :-
1:  Irhas – Irhas is manifestation/demonstraction of such thing by a Prophet before [the declaration of] his Prophethood.
2: Mujizah             – is manifested after the declaration of Prophethood, Mujizah (miracle).
3: Karamah           – If a similar wonder is manifested by a Wali, then it is called Karamat.
4: Maunat              – If exhibited by a Mumin (true believer).
5: Istidraj                – If such a supernatural manifestation is exhibited by some Kafir (unbeliever) or a transgressor, then it is termed as Istidraj.
(Bahar-e-Shariat, vol. 1, pp. 56-58, publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah, Pakistan)
In this article we explore Karamah of Sahaba & Aulia i.e the miracles performed by Aulia Allah
2     Evidence from Quran
2.1  Bibi Maryam (ra) Mother of Prophet Isa (peace be upon him)
Whenever Zakariyya entered the place where Maryam prayed, he would find unseasonal fruits there [i.e., the summer fruits during the winter and vice versa]. He asked her how she got it. She replied that this was Allah’s endowment. Allah gives whomever He willed whatever quantity He willed. [Al Imran 3:37]  
This verse of the Holy Quran explicitly establishes the miracles of the Saints.  Hadhrat Maryam (May peace be upon her) was not a Prophet, but a saint.
Unseasonal fruits and food/sustenance being present without any visible worldly means is the miracle of Hadhrat Maryam (ra)
2.2  Bibi Maryam (ra) and The Dead Palm Tree
When the time for the birth of Hadhrat ‘Isa (May peace be upon him) drew close, his mother Hadhrat Maryam (May peace be upon her) approached a dry date palm with no dates on it.  Allah Most High said:
And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee. [Surah Maryam 19:25]
It is mentioned in the verse that the moment Hadhrat Maryam (May peace be upon her) touched the trunk of the date palm, it started shedding fresh dates in her lap.  For a dead tree to become green again, it takes time.  A tree does not become fruit bearing in a few moments or a few hours.  It cannot become green and cover itself with foliage and flowers.
A dead tree become green and fruit-bearing in just a moment is surely a bestowed miracle of Allah Most High to his pious worshipper Bibi Maryam.
2.3  People of Cave (Ashab-e-Kahf)
Allah says in the Holy Quran: “And (the people of the Cave [Kahf]) stayed in their cave for three hundred years and they added another (nine) years (to that).”  [Surah Kahf 18:25]
Here the incident of the people of cave (Ashab-e-Kahf) is being mentioned.  These were those pious servants of Allah Most High who were asleep for 309 years.  During this entire period, their bodies did not change at all.  This whole period, they neither ate nor drank anything.
This is the miracle through the power of Allah Most High that the People of the Cave spent a period as long as 309 years without eating/drinking.  Their bodies were not affected at all and even the dog, which remained at their doorstep, was safe.
2.4  The sun changed its orbit for the People of Cave (Ashab-e-Kahf)
And you see that the sun, when it rises, moves to the right from their cave and inclines obliquely from them to the left when it sets while they are (lying) in the open chamber of the cave. This (change of the sun’s course) is one of the (great) Signs of Allah’s (Might). He whom Allah guides is the one who is rightly guided, but one whom He holds strayed you will not find for him any Wali (friend to help) and Murshid (guide to show the path).  [ Surah Kahf 18:17 ]
This is a reality that the sun moves in its own orbit.  It neither delays nor makes haste anywhere in its path.  It does not swerve a hairbreadth’s worth of distance from its path.  This is the system of nature.  In spite of all this, Allah Most High granted the People of the Cave such excellence that for the whole time they spent in the cave, the sun swerved from its path.  When it would rise on the earth, it would move to its right and while setting, it would move to the left, so that the rays of the sun don’t fall on them.
This is a sign of the power of Allah Most High and a miracle of the People of the Cave.
Imam Razi writes in the Tafseer of this verse: “The rising and setting of the sun in this way is against what usually happens and is a great miracle, which Allah Most High has granted to the People of the cave”.  (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Kahf, 17)
2.5  Dead fish became alive at place of Khidr (alihis salam)
Quran states that at the place where the Khidr (AS) was living, the cooked fish brought by Moses (peace be upon him) came alive and went into the water.
“Then when they both reached the meeting place of two seas they forgot their fish, and it found its way in the sea making an underground passage. Then when they had passed over from there, Musa told his servant, bring my breakfast, we have no doubt faced great hardship in this Journey. He said, please see, when we took rest near that rock, then undoubtedly I forgot the fish, and the Satan (devil) made me forget so that I may mention it and it took its way in the sea, in a strange way. [Surah Kahaf18:61-63]
2.6  Kashf & Miracles of Khidr:
When Sayyiduna Musa requested Khizr (peace be upon them) to permit him to be with him, he accepted with condition not to ask anything until explained, Quran states the whole narration of his knowledge of unseen and miracles in Surah Kahf
He (Khidr) said, ‘If you remain with me, then ask, not anything, unless I myself mention it. Now both of them set out, until when they embarked in a boat, he cleaved it. Musa told, ‘have you cleaved it in order to drown its passengers, undoubtedly you have done a wrong thing.’ He said? ‘Did I not tell you, that you would not be able to stay with me.’ Musa said, ‘catch me not for what I forgot and put not difficulty in my affair on me. Again, both of them set out, until when they met a boy he killed him, Musa said. ‘Have you killed an innocent soul without his having killed another? Undoubtedly you have done a hideous thing’. He said, ‘Had I not told you, that you could never keep company with me’? Musa said, ‘If I ask anything to you after this, then keep not company with me; undoubtedly, your excuse is already fulfilled from my side’. Again both went on till they came to the people of a village, they asked the villagers for food, but they refused to entertain them, then the two found a wall about to fall, he set it up right. Musa said, ‘if you had wished, you could have taken a wage for it’. He said, ‘this is the separation between me and you'; now I shall tell you the explanation of those things over which you could not have patience. As for the boat, it belonged to certain poor people who were working in the sea, then I intended to make it faulty and behind them, there was a king who used to seize every perfect boat forcibly. And as for the boy, his parents were Muslims, then we feared that he might involve them in contumacy and infidelity. Then we intended their Lord might give them one better than he in purity and nearer in affection. As for that wall, it belonged to the two orphan lads of the city and underneath it was their treasure and their father was a noble man; then your Lord desired that those two should reach their maturity and bring forth their treasure as a mercy from your Lord, and this I did, not of my own biding. This is the significance of those things on which you could not have patience [Surah Kahf 18:70 to 82]
The whole story of Moses and Al-Khidr is also told in a hadith and the best commentary of verses & event in words of our beloved Prophet himself:
Narrated Ibn Juraij: Ya’la bin Muslim and ‘Amr bin Dinar and some others narrated the narration of Said bin Jubair. Narrated Said: While we were at the house of Ibn ‘Abbas, Ibn ‘Abbas said, “Ask me (any question)” I said, “O Abu Abbas! May Allah let me be sacrificed for you ! There is a man at Kufa who is a story-teller called Nauf; who claims that he (Al-Khadir’s companion) is not Moses of Bani Israel.” As for ‘Amr, he said to me, “Ibn ‘Abbas said, “(Nauf) the enemy of Allah told a lie.” But Ya’la said to me, “Ibn ‘Abbas said, Ubai bin Ka’b said, Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Once Moses, Allah’s Apostle, preached to the people till their eyes shed tears and their hearts became tender, whereupon he finished his sermon. Then a man came to Moses and asked, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Is there anyone on the earth who is more learned than you?’ Moses replied, ‘No.’ So Allah admonished him (Moses), for he did not ascribe all knowledge to Allah. It was said, (on behalf of Allah), ‘Yes, (there is a slave of ours who knows more than you ).’ Moses said, ‘O my Lord! Where is he?’ Allah said, ‘At the junction of the two seas.’ Moses said, ‘O my Lord ! Tell I me of a sign whereby I will recognize the place.’ ” ‘Amr said to me, Allah said, “That place will be where the fish will leave you.” Ya’la said to me, “Allah said (to Moses), ‘Take a dead fish (and your goal will be) the place where it will become alive.’ ” So Moses took a fish and put it in a basket and said to his boy-servant “I don’t want to trouble you, except that you should inform me as soon as this fish leaves you.” He said (to Moses).” You have not demanded too much.” And that is as mentioned by Allah: ‘And (remember) when Moses said to his attendant …. ‘ (18.60) Yusha’ bin Nun. (Said did not state that). The Prophet said, “While the attendant was in the shade of the rock at a wet place, the fish slipped out (alive) while Moses was sleeping. His attend an said (to himself), “I will not wake him, but when he woke up, he forgot to tell him The fish slipped out and entered the sea. Allah stopped the flow of the sea. where the fish was, so that its trace looked as if it was made on a rock. ‘Amr forming a hole with his two thumbs an index fingers, said to me, “Like this, as in its trace was made on a rock.” Moses said “We have suffered much fatigue on this journey of ours.” (This was not narrate by Said). Then they returned back and found Al-Khadir. ‘Uthman bin Abi Sulaiman said to me, (they found him) on a green carpet in the middle of the sea. Al-Khadir was covered with his garment with one end under his feet and the other end under his head. When Moses greeted, he uncovered his face and said astonishingly, ‘Is there such a greeting in my land? Who are you?’ Moses said, ‘I am Moses.’ Al-Khadir said, ‘Are you the Moses of Bani Israel?’ Moses said, ‘Yes.’ Al-Khadir said, “What do you want?’ Moses said, ‘ I came to you so that you may teach me of the truth which you were taught.’ Al-Khadir said, ‘Is it not sufficient for you that the Torah is in your hands and the Divine Inspiration comes to you, O Moses? Verily, I have knowledge that you ought not learn, and you have a knowledge which I ought not learn.’ At that time a bird took with its beak (some water) from the sea: Al-Khadir then said, ‘By Allah, my knowledge and your knowledge besides Allah’s Knowledge is like what this bird has taken with its beak from the sea.’ Until, when they went on board the boat (18.71).
They found a small boat which used to carry the people from this sea-side to the other sea-side. The crew recognized Al-Khadir and said, ‘The pious slave of Allah.’ (We said to Said “Was that Khadir?” He said, “Yes.”) The boat men said, ‘We will not get him on board with fare.’ Al-Khadir scuttled the boat and then plugged the hole with a piece o wood. Moses said, ‘Have you scuttle it in order to drown these people surely, you have done a dreadful thing. (18.71) (Mujahid said. “Moses said so protestingly.”) Al-Khadir said, didn’t I say that you can have no patience with me?’ (18.72) The first inquiry of Moses was done because of forget fullness (**or not recalling as forgetfulness does not suit in respect for prophet), the second caused him to be bound with a stipulation, and the third was done he intentionally. Moses said, ‘Call me not to account for what I forgot and be not hard upon me for my affair (with you).’ (18.73)
(Then) they found a boy and Al-Khadir killed him. Ya’la- said: Said said ‘They found boys playing and Al-Khadir got hold of a handsome infidel boy laid him down and then slew him with knife. Moses said, ‘Have you killed a innocent soul who has killed nobody’ (18.74)
Then they proceeded and found a wall which was on the point of falling down, and Al-Khadir set it up straight Said moved his hand thus and said ‘Al-Khadir raised his hand and the wall became straight. Ya’la said, ‘I think Said said, ‘Al-Khadir touched the wall with his hand and it became straight (Moses said to Al-Khadir), ‘If you had wished, you could have taken wages for it. Said said, ‘Wages that we might had eaten.’
And there was a king in furor (ahead) of them” (18.79) And there was in front of them. Ibn ‘Abbas recited: ‘In front of them (was) a king.’ It is said on the authority of somebody other than Said that the king was Hudad bin Budad. They say that the boy was called Haisur. ‘A king who seized every ship by force. (18.79) So I wished that if that boat passed by him, he would leave it because of its defect and when they have passed they would repair it and get benefit from it. Some people said that they closed that hole with a bottle, and some said with tar.
‘His parents were believers, and he (the boy) was a non-believer and we(Khadir) feared lest he would oppress them by obstinate rebellion and disbelief.’ (18.80) (i.e. that their love for him would urge them to follow him in his religion, ‘so we (Khadir) desired that their Lord should change him for them for one better in righteousness and near to mercy’ (18:81). This was in reply to Moses’ saying: Have you killed an innocent soul.’? (18.74). ‘Near to mercy” means they will be more merciful to him than they were to the former whom Khadir had killed. Other than Sa’id, said that they were compensated with a girl. Dawud bin Abi ‘Asim said on the authority of more than one that this next child was a girl.  [Sahi Bukhari Book Prophetic Commentary on the Quran 60, Hadith 250]
All these incidents from Quran & commentary of prophet, prove the following miraculous powers of Sayyiduna Hadrath Khidr alaihis salam.
–          The dead fish became alive.
–          Knowing about beliefs of boy, his parents and the future that he will a rebellion and force his parents to disbelief in Allah.
–          Knowing that the parents will be compensated by a girl child.
–          Knowing about future seizure of boats and hence saving ship of the poor man.
–          Making the falling wall straight by a simple touch or gesture of hand.
–          Bestowed knowledge to Khidr as par from Musa as.
–          He was on green carpet on middle of the sea.
2.7  Asif bin Barkhiya(ra) brought throne of Bilqis (ra) in blink of the eye
Asif Bin Barkhiya, A wali [friend of Allah] and a member of court of Hazrath Suleiman(AS) brought the Throne of Hazrath Bilqis (ra) from thousands of miles away in no time.
“He said: I would bring the throne of Bilqis to you before the blink of your eye. And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he (Solomon)said,” This is from the favor of my Lord…” [Sura Naml 27:40].
The throne was known to be of gold and was bejeweled with various precious stones.  It was installed in the innermost palace of all 7 chambers with doors were locked and heavily guarded.  It is beyond comprehension that how Hadhrat Asif bin Barkhiyya carried such a heavy and securely kept thing from Yemen to Syria within the blink of an eye.
3     Evidence from Hadith.

3.1  Hadith Qudsi: Allah says “he becomes hands and legs” of His Pious worshiper.
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah said, ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved things with which My slave comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (praying or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks Me, I will give him, and if he asks My protection (Refuge), I will protect him; (i.e. give him My Refuge) and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him. [Sahih Bukhari, Book 76 To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number509]
Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’la) does not take Human form [The Quran states “Allah is like no one”42:11] and it is obvious that this Hadith does not literally mean that Allah becomes His Worshiper’s hands and legs. This expression shows the specials powers Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’la) has bestowed to his Pious worshipers. Their seeing is not like ours. Their hearing is not like how we hear. They see what we cannot see and they hear what we cannot hear. They can do what we can do.
3.2  Hadith-e-Nabwi regarding power of Aulia:
Hazratha ‘Ā’ishah RA relates that the Holy Prophet (صلى اللهعليه وآله وسلم) used to mention in the context of patients: In the name of Allah, with the help of the soil of our land and the saliva from the MOUTH OF SOME OF US, our patient shall recover by the will of our God.
References: [Bukhārī transmitted it in his as-Sahīh, book of tibb (medicine)ch.37 (5:2168#5413) –  Muslim, as-Sahīh, b. of salām (peace) ch.21(4:1724#2194) – Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (6:93) – Hākim, al-Mustadrak (4:412) – Baghawī in Sharh-us-sunnah (5:224-5#1414)]
3.3  Beware of the gaze of a momin for he sees with the Noor of Allah.
The exalted status of the saints’ firasa is mentioned in the hadith whereby the Prophet said: ittaqu firasat al-mu’min fa innahu yara bi nurillah “Beware the vision of the believer, for he sees with the light of Allah,” then he recited the verse: “Therein lie portents for those who read the signs” (al-mutawassimin) (15:75) [Tirmidhi (gharib) from Abu Sa`id al-Khudri, and Tabarani from Abu Imama with a fair (hasan) chain according to al-Haythami in the chapter on firasa of Majma` al-zawa’id],  al-Sakhawi in al-Maqasid al-hasana (#23) mentions another authentic hadith whereby the Prophet said: “Allah has servants who know (the truth about people) through reading the signs” (tawassum) Related from Anas with a fair chain by al-Bazzar, Tabarani, Abu Nu`aym in al-Tibb al-nabawi, and from Ibn Sa`id by Bukhari in his Tarikh, al-`Askari in al-Amthal, Ibn Jarir al-Tabari in his Tafsir for 15:75, Ibn Abi Hatim, and Ibn Mardawayh) – (8)
Abi Amama (ra) narrates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: Beware of Momin’s Firasah because he sees with the Nur of Allah – Imam al-Haythami said: This is narrated byTabarani and the chain is “HASAN (FAIR)” [Majma az-Zawad (10/473, Hadith #17940)
3.4  Blessed presence of Khidr (AS) used to turn a barren land into greenery.
Narrated Abu Huraira: The prophet said, “Al-Khidr was named so because he sat over a barren white land, it turned green with plantation after (his sitting over it.”  (Sahih Bukhari, Book of prophets 55, Hadith 614)
4     Demonstration of few acts of Sahaba
4.1  Karamat/Kashf of Abu Bakar (ra) (1st Caliph)
a. ‘A’ishah(ra) narrated: “When he ( Abu bakr (ra) ) was on his deathbed, my father(Abu bakr) said to me: “Verily, you have two brothers and two sisters.” So, I became startled at this, as I only had two brothers and one sister. He referred to his then-pregnant wife, Bint Kharijah, saying: “I see that she is pregnant with a girl,” and that turned out to be exactly the case.”          [Reported by Muwatta imam malik Book of Judiciary ,Hadith no 1438, baihaqi in Sunan al Kubra 6/169 hadith no 12267 and 12268, Imam Aqalani in Isabah 7/575 Hadith no 11023 ,Imam Nawawi in tahzeeb ul asma 2/574, Hadith no 1030, Ash-Shatibi in ‘al-Muwafaqat’ (4/85), and Ibn Taymiyyah mentioned it in ‘Majmu’ al-Fatawa’ (11/318)]
b. Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah be well pleased with him) had willed that after his passing away, his body should be placed before the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and a request should be made:  O Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!  Abu Bakr requests to enter your presence.  If the blessed doors open by themselves, then bury me by the side of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), otherwise bury me in Jannatul Baq’ee.
Thus, as Imam Razi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) relates: The bier of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah be well pleased with him) was placed before the sacred shrine of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and the request was made:  Assalaamulaikum O Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!  Abu Bakr is here.  Lo and behold!  The doors opened by themselves.  A voice was heard from the shrine:  Bring the beloved to the Beloved!  Verily!  The Beloved desires to meet with His beloved.  (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Al Kahf-09)
c. Once an Abyssinian (Negro) slave, who had great esteem for Sayyidunā ‘Alī, committed the crime of theft. The people took him to the court of Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā ‘Alī. The slave also confessed that he had committed theft. Sayyidunā ‘Alī cut his hand implementing the law of Sharī’aĥ. When the slave was on his way to home, he came across Sayyidunā Salmān Fārsī and Ibn-ul-Kawwā Ibn-ul-Kawwā inquired, ‘Who has cut your hand?’ The slave said, ‘Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Maulā ‘Alī has severed my hand.’ Ibn-ul-Kawwā said amazingly, ‘He has cut your hand and you are still taking his name with such an honour!’ The slave replied, ‘Why shouldn’t I admire him? He cut my hand lawfully and saved me from the torment of hellfire.’ Sayyidunā Salmān Fārsī listened what they conversed and related same to Sayyidunā ‘Alī who summoned the slave and placed his severed hand back to the joint of the wrist covering it with a handkerchief. Then Sayyidunā ‘Alī started reciting something. Meanwhile, a voice was heard from the unseen, ‘Remove the cloth.’ When the people removed the cloth, the severed hand of the slave was found reattached with his wrist leaving no scars behind! (Tafsīr Kabīr, vol. 7, pp. 434)
d. There is detailed narration from Abdur rahman bin Abu Bakr (ra) in sahi bukhari, where once Abu Bakr (ra) invited companions for a feast, he and the companions had the meal – at every morsal of food they took there was increase in quantity of food. Abu Bakr addressed his wife (saying) ‘O the sister of Bani Firas! What is this?’ She said, ‘O the pleasure of my eyes! The food is now three times more than it was before. Hence, all the companions to their fill and then took of it to the Prophet, which prophet also ate. [Gist- Sahi Bukhari, Book “Time of Prayers” 10, Hadith 576]
4.2  Karamat & Kashf of Hazrath Umar (ra) (2nd Caliph)
e. When Umar Ibn Khattab(ra) sent out an army, he appointed a man named Sariyah as their leader. Then while Umar (ra) was delivering the Khutbah he started shouting, “O Sariyah, the mountain! O Sariyah, the mountain, the mountain!’ Then a messenger from the army came and he [Hazrat Umar (ra)] questioned him [concerning the army], he said,’O Leader of the Believers! We met with the enemy and they had [almost] defeated us, then a voice proclaimed, ‘O Sariyah, the mountain!’ So we put ourbacks against the mountain and Allah vanquished them.’ 
[Baihaqi dalail un naubuwwah 6:370. Ahmed bin Hambal in fadail e Sahaba1:219:300 ., Ibn Taymiyya, The Decisive Criterion between the Friends of Allah and the Friends of Shaitain page 316] 
f. Hazrath Abdullah bin Umar (ra) narrates  “I never heard Umar (ra) saying about something that he thought it would be so-and-so, but he was quite right” (Whenever Hazrath Umar (ra) said about something that it could be like this ,the reality would never be different from what he had said) [Sahih Bukhari ,Volume 5,Book 58, Number206, Hakim in Mustadrak 3:4503] 
g. Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “A man from among the Companions of Muhammad met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, ‘You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?’ He said, ‘No, by Allah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good.’ The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘Recite, ‘Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…’ [Aayat al-Kursi – al-Baqarah 2:255 – interpretation of the meaning]. The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘You will never recite this in your house but the Satan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.’” (Reported by al-Daarimi, 3247 also in Majma’ az-Zawa’id'; 9/71)

4.3  Karamat of Hazrath Utman (ra) (3rd Caliph)
h. A person by name, Jahjaah Ghaffari snatched the staff of Hadhrat Uthman (May Allah be well pleased with him) and broke it on his knee.  An abscess developed in his knee.  (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Kahf-09)
Imam Qazi Iyaz (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has written in Ash-Shifa and Imam Nabhani has written in Jame’ Karamaat Ul Auliya that this person died because of this abscess.  (Shifa, Vol. 2, Pg. No. 57; Jame’ Karamaat Ul Auliya, Vol. 1, Pg. No. 151)
i. Narrated by Imam Malik that when Usman (ra) was martyred, his blessed head was saying “Bury me, Bury me”, therefore the blessed head along with the blessed body was taken to and buried at Kaukab Cemetery (Bagh-e-Kaukab) [Gist of hadith – Tibrani in Al maujam ul kabeer 1/78 no 109, Ibne asakir in tareeq e damishq 39/532, haytami in maujamuz zawaid 9/95, ibne saad in tabaqat ul kubra 3/77, mizzi in tahzeeb ul kamal 19/457]
4.4  Karamat/Kashf of Hazrath Ali (ra) (4th Caliph)
j. At the time of riding the horse, sayyiduan Ali ra, would start reciting the holy quran putting the first foot in one stirrup of the horse and would complete the recitation of the entire holy quran before putting the second foot in the other stirrup (Shawahid-un-Nabuwwah. Pp212)
This is Mowla Ali’s (Blessings Be Upon Him) miracle (karamat) to recite the quran in a moment – and a miracle is something which neither the mind can fully comprehend nor can explain logically. Think of it this way: The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) goes on the night of miraj on a journey that takes according to many sources many years but when he (Peace Be Upon Him) returns to this world, his (Peace Be Upon Him) bed is still warm as though it’s been only a few seconds. Time in the spiritual world for the prophets and awliya is something we cannot comprehend.
k. It is mentioned in ‘Sharh-us-Sudūr’, ‘Sayyiduna Sa’id bin Masaib has stated, ‘Once we went to the graveyard of Madinah Munawwarah with Amir-ul-Muminin, Sayyiduna Ali-ul-Murtaza. Sayyiduna Maula ‘Ali greeted the people of the graves with Salam and said, ‘O people of the grave! Will you give your news to us, or shall we give news to you?’ Sayyiduna Said bin Musayyab,said ‘We heard the words of greeting back from the grave, and somebody was saying, ‘O Amir-ul-Muminin! Give us the news about what happened after our death.’ Sayyiduna Maulā ‘Ali then said, ‘Listen! Your assets have been divided, your wives have remarried, your children were included in the orphans, and your enemies are living in the houses which you made so strong. Now tell us what happened with you.’ Listening to that, reply came from a grave, O Ameer-ul-Momineen, Our shrouds have been ripped to shreds, our hair withered away, our skin worn into pieces, our eyes poured out onto our cheeks, and pus is flowing through our nostrils. We have got whatever we had sent forward (i.e. the deeds we performed), and we have incurred loss in whatever we left behind.’’ (Sharh-us-Sudūr, pp. 209); (Ibn-e-‘Asākir, Vol. 27, pp. 395)
l. A heavy flood subsided
Once there was such a heavy flood in the River Euphrates (Al-Furat) that inundated all the agricultural fields. The people turned up to the court of Sayyidunā ‘Alī . Sayyidunā ‘Alī stood up at once and got dressed in the Prophet’s Blessed Robe (Jubbaĥ), Sacred Turban and Holy Shawl. He then mounted his horse. Ḥasanayn Karīmayn ” and others were also accompanied by him. On the bank of Al-Furat, he offered two Rak’āt Nafl Ṣalāĥ and headed towards the bridge of Al-Furat. After reaching on the bridge, Sayyidunā ‘Alī pointed his staff towards the river that lowered the water level by a yard. He again pointed the staff towards the river which further lowered by a yard. The third time he pointed and the water lowered more up to three yards and the flood subsided. The people requested, ‘O Amīr-ul-Mūminīn! This is enough. Please stop.’ (Shawāĥid-un-Nubūwwaĥ, pp. 214)
m.  Severed hand of a servant was reattached back.
Once an Abyssinian (Negro) slave, who had great esteem for Sayyidunā ‘Alī, committed the crime of theft. The people took him to the court of Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā ‘Alī. The slave also confessed that he had committed theft. Sayyidunā ‘Alī cut his hand implementing the law of Sharī’aĥ. When the slave was on his way to home, he came across Sayyidunā Salmān Fārsī and Ibn-ul-Kawwā Ibn-ul-Kawwā inquired, ‘Who has cut your hand?’ The slave said, ‘Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Maulā ‘Alī has severed my hand.’ Ibn-ul-Kawwā said amazingly, ‘He has cut your hand and you are still taking his name with such an honour!’ The slave replied, ‘Why shouldn’t I admire him? He cut my hand lawfully and saved me from the torment of hellfire.’ Sayyidunā Salmān Fārsī listened what they conversed and related same to Sayyidunā ‘Alī who summoned the slave and placed his severed hand back to the joint of the wrist covering it with a handkerchief. Then Sayyidunā ‘Alī started reciting something. Meanwhile, a voice was heard from the unseen, ‘Remove the cloth.’ When the people removed the cloth, the severed hand of the slave was found reattached with his wrist leaving no scars behind! (Tafsīr Kabīr, vol. 7, pp. 434)
4.5  Kashf of Bibi Fatima (ra)
 n. Narrated by Umme Salma (ra), “I used to take care of Hazrath Fatima (ra) during her severe illness near to her demise. As far I remember, during the entire span of her illness one morning her health seemed better a bit. Hazrath Ali (ra) was away for some reason. Hadrath-e-Fatima (ra) said “Mother, arrange water for my Ghusl (bath)”, I have arranged water for bath and as far as I think she had a exceptionally good bath, then she said to me: “Mother, give me new dress, I did so. Then she laid-down directing towards Qibla with hand her hand placed under her face and said:
“Mother, I am going to die now. I took bath & got clean, so let nobody open me (for bath or shroud)” and in the same place she passed away. Umme Salma continues, “ When Hazrath Ali (ra) returned I have relayed to the him the whole discussion”. [Gist of Hadith]

[Ahmad Bin Hanbal Al-Musnad, 06/461, No- 27656, 27657, 01/113, Zayla’i Nasab-ur-Rayah, 02/250, 01/103, Haythami Majma‘-uz-Zawa’id, 09/210, Ibn Athir Asad-ul-Ghabah, 07/221]
4.6  Karamat/Kashf of Imam Hussan ra
o. Hadhrat ‘Abdur Rahman Jami (May Allah shower His mercy on him) has related this Tradition in Shawahid Un Nubuwwah:
Hadhrat Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him) was going to Makkah by foot for Hajj.  He developed swelling in his feet.  His attendant requested him to take a mount so that the swelling of the feet lessens.  Hadhrat Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him) didn’t accept his request and said:  When we reach our destination, you will meet an Abyssinian.  Buy oil from him.  His slave says:  We didn’t find any medicine on the way and when we reached our destination, the Imam said:  This is the slave about whom you were told.  Go, buy oil and give him its price.
When the slave went to buy the oil, the Abyssinian asked:  For whom are you buying this oil?  The slave said:  For Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him).  The Abyssinian said:  Take me to him.  I am also his slave.
When the Abyssinian was taken to Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him), he said: I am your slave, I will not take any payment from you.  You please pray for my wife.  She is in labor and pray that Almighty Allah should grant her a healthy baby.  The Imam said:  Go home!  Almighty Allah will grant you such a baby the way you want it to be and he will be our follower.  The Abyssinian returned home and found the situation as he was told it would be.  (Shawahid Un Nubuwwah, Pg. No. 302)
In this Tradition, various miracles of Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him) are related.  One is the foretelling where the medicine for the swelling of the feet will be found.  The second is the prayer that the Abyssinian will be granted a healthy baby and it became as he was told.  The third miracle is that the Imam foretold that the baby will be a boy and will be a follower of Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him).
4.7  Karamat of Imam Hussain (ra)
 p. ‘Allama Muhammad bin Yousuf Salihi (May Allah shower His mercy on him) relates in Subul Ul Huda War Rashad:
Translation: ‘Abbas bin Hisham bin Muhammad Kufi narrates on the authority of his father who narrates on the authority of his grandfather, he says:  There was a person in Karbala by name Zara’a.  This accursed man had shot an arrow at Imam Hussain (May Allah be well pleased with him) when he had asked for water and wanted to drink it. His arrow had come between the Imam and the water.  The Imam supplicated:  Lord, make him thirsty.  The narrator says:  A person who was present at the time of his death told me that this person was feeling a lot of heat in his stomach and coldness in his back because of which he started screaming and shouting although ice was placed on his stomach and fans were used and at the back an urn was placed.  He would shout:  Give me water.  This thirst is killing me.  Honey mixed with barley, water and milk was brought to him in such quantity that it would suffice for 5 persons.  He would gobble up everything and again cry out:  Satisfy me.  This thirst is killing me.  At last, his stomach split open like a camel’s.  (Subul Ul Huda War Rashad, Vol. 11, Pg. No. 79)
q. Recitation of the Holy Quran atop the spear
Minhal Ibn Amr has reported, ‘I was in Damascus at that time. By Allah, I saw with my own eyes that when the people were parading with the blessed head of Imam Hussain atop the spear, a person was reciting Surah Al-Kahf in front of the blessed head. When he reached the verse:
The men of the cave and of the forest’s side were a wonderful sign of Uurs. [Surah Kahf 18:9]
Allah has granted the blessed head capability to speak and the blessed head spoke out remarkably ‘My murder and roaming around with my head is stranger than the murder of the Ashab-e-Kahf.’ [Sharh-us-Sudur, p. 212]
4.8  The Pious prisoner and bunch of grapes:
 r. Abu Hurayrah narrated that Bint al-Harith used to say, (referring to Khubayb bin ‘Udayy who was imprisoned by Quraysh in Makkah): “… By Allah, I never saw a prisoner better than Khubaib. Once I saw him eating from a bunch of grapes although at that time no fruits were available at Mecca, and he was confined with iron chains in cage, and in fact, it was nothing but food bestowed upon him by Allah. ” ,
Detailed Hadith: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet sent a Sariya of spies and appointed ‘Asim bin Thabit, the grandfather of ‘Asim bin ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab, as their leader. So they set out, and when they reached (a place) between ‘Usfan and Mecca, they were mentioned to one of the branch tribes of Bani Hudhail called Lihyan. So, about one-hundred archers followed their traces till they (i.e. the archers) came to a journey station where they (i.e. ‘Asim and his companions) had encamped and found stones of dates they had brought as journey food from Medina. The archers said, “These are the dates of Medina,” and followed their traces till they took them over. When ‘Asim and his companions were not able to go ahead, they went up a high place, and their pursuers encircled them and said, “You have a covenant and a promise that if you come down to us, we will not kill anyone of you.” ‘Asim said, “As for me, I will never come down on the security of an infidel. O Allah! Inform Your Prophet about us.” So they fought with them till they killed ‘Asim along with seven of his companions with arrows, and there remained Khubaib, Zaid and another man to whom they gave a promise and a covenant. So when the infidels gave them the covenant and promise, they came down. When they captured them, they opened the strings of their arrow bows and tied them with it. The third man who was with them said, “This is the first breach in the covenant,” and refused to accompany them. They dragged him and tried to make him accompany them, but he refused, and they killed him. Then they proceeded on taking Khubaib and Zaid till they sold them in Mecca. The sons of Al-Harith bin ‘Amr bin Naufal bought Khubaib. It was Khubaib who had killed Al-Harith bin ‘Amr on the day of Badr. Khubaib stayed with them for a while as a captive till they decided unanimously to kill him. (At that time) Khubaib borrowed a razor from one of the daughters of Al-Harith to shave his pubic hair. She gave it to him. She said later on, “I was heedless of a little baby of mine, who moved towards Khubaib, and when it reached him, he put it on his thigh. When I saw it, I got scared so much that Khubaib noticed my distress while he was carrying the razor in his hand. He said ‘Are you afraid that I will kill it? Allah willing, I will never do that,’ ” Later on she used to say, “I have never seen a captive better than Khubaib Once I saw him eating from a bunch of grapes although at that time no fruits were available at Mecca, and he was fettered with iron chains, and in fact, it was nothing but food bestowed upon him by Allah.” So they took him out of the Sanctuary (of Mecca) to kill him. He said, “Allow me to offer a two-Rak’at prayer.” Then he went to them and said, “Had I not been afraid that you would think I was afraid of death, I would have prayed for a longer time.” So it was Khubaib who first set the tradition of praying two Rakat before being executed. He then said, “O Allah! Count them one by one,” and added, ‘When I am being martyred as a Muslim, I do not care in what way I receive my death for Allah’s Sake, because this death is in Allah’s Cause. If He wishes, He will bless the cut limbs.” Then ‘Uqba bin Al-Harith got up and martyred him. The narrator added: The Quraish (infidels) sent some people to ‘Asim in order to bring a part of his body so that his death might be known for certain, for ‘Asim had killed one of their chiefs on the day of Badr. But Allah sent a cloud of wasps which protected his body from their messengers who could not harm his body consequently.  [Sahi Bukhari, a. Military Expeditions led by the Prophet Book 59:Hadith412, b. Ibid:Hadith 325, c. book of Jihad, 52:Hadith 281, d. book of Nikah 62:Hadith 125]
4.9  The Light of Usayd Ibn Hudhayr and Abbad ibn Bishr (radhiAllahu anhuma)
 s. Usayd ibn Hudhayr and Abbad ibn Bishr (radhiAllahu anhuma) were speaking with the Prophet one night when it became very late. They left the Prophet’s home and they could not see their way due to the intense darkness. All of the sudden, the staffs that they were carrying in their hands, began to give out a bright light. With this bright light emitting from their staffs, they were able to see the pathway all the way until they reached their homes safely. The related hadith is mentioned below.
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Two of the companions of the Prophet departed from him on a dark night and were led by two lights like lamps (going in front of them from Allah as a miracle) lighting the way in front of them, and when they parted, each of them was accompanied by one of these lights till he reached their (respective) houses.  (Sahi Bukhari, Book of prayer-8, Hadith 454)
Narrated Anas: Once two men from the companions of Allah’s Apostle went out of the house of the Prophet on a very dark night. They were accompanied by two things that resembled two lamps lighting the way in front of them, and when they parted, each of them was accompanied by one of those two things (lamps) till they reached their homes.  (Sahi Bukhari, Book of “Virtues and Merits of the Prophet (pbuh) and his Companions-56, Hadith 833)
4.10    Sayyiduna Safina and Tiger in woods:
t. Sayyidina Safina, a servant of the Beloved Messenger, was once left behind by the Muslim army in the land of the Romans. As he was trying to catch up with them, he suddenly came across a lion. He said to it, “O Abu Harith (lion), I am a servant of the Messenger of Allah,” then proceeded to explain his situation. The lion not only spared him, but also showed him the route and accompanied him til he reached the army. [Imam Bayhaqi’s Dalaa’il al-Nubuwwah, Hakim 3:606. Also related by Tabarani, Abu Nu’aym]
4.11    Three men and the cave
 u. The Beloved Messenger narrated an incident in which three men took shelter from the rain inside a cave. A huge rock rolled over and blocked the mouth of it so they were trapped inside. Each of them made a supplication to Allah, and the rock moved completely from the mouth of the cave. [Gist of hadith: Bukhari, book of sales & trade 34:418, book of hiring 36:472, book of Agriculture 39:526, book of manners (adaab)73:5]
4.12    Abu Ubaida and the dead Fish Al-Anbar
 v. Narrated Jabir: We went out in a campaign and the army was called The Army of the Khabt, and Abu ‘Ubaida was our commander. We were struck with severe hunger. Then the sea threw a huge dead fish called Al-‘Anbar, the like of which had never been seen. We ate of it for half a month, and then Abu ‘Ubaida took one of its bones (and made an arch of it) so that a rider could easily pass under it.  (Sahi Bukhari, Book of Hunting, Slaughtering 67, Hadith 401)
4.13    Reciting Quran in Grave:
w.  One of the Prophet’s companions set up his tent over a grave without realizing that it was a grave, and it contained a man who was reciting the surah, “Blessed is He in whose hand is the kingdom,” up to the end. He went and told the Prophet (peace be upon him), who said, “It is the defender; it is the protector which is protecting him from Allah’s punishment.” [Tirmidhi Hadith 663]
4.14    Sending 1000 dinars placed in wood across the sea.
 x. Narrated Abu Huraira The Prophet said, “A man from Bani Israel asked someone from Bani Israel to give him a loan of one thousand Dinars and the later gave it to him. The debtor went on a voyage (when the time for the payment of the debt became due) but he did not find a boat, so he took a piece of wood and bored it and put 1000 diners in it and threw it into the sea. The creditor went out and took the piece of wood to his family to be used as fire-wood.”. And the Prophet narrated the narration (and said), “When he sawed the wood, he found his money.”  [Sahi Bukhari,  Book of Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakaat) 24, Hadith 574f, Transferance of a Debt from One Person to Another (Al-Hawaala) 37 hadith 488 B]
4.15    Miracle of Juraij and child speaking from Cradle:
 y. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “There was an Israeli man called Juraij, while he was praying, his mother came and called him, but he did not respond to her call. He said (to himself) whether he should continue the prayer or reply to his mother. She came to him the second time and called him and said, “O Allah! Do not let him die until he sees the faces of prostitutes.” Juraij used to live in a hermitage. A woman said that she would entice Juraij, so she went to him and presented herself (for an evil act) but he refused. She then went to a shepherd and allowed him to commit an illegal sexual intercourse with her and later she gave birth to a boy. She alleged that the baby was from Juraij. The people went to Juraij and broke down his hermitage, pulled him out of it and abused him. He performed ablution and offered the prayer, then he went to the male (baby) and asked him; “O boy! Who is your father?” The baby replied (*from cradle) that his father was the shepherd. The people said that they would build for him a hermitage of gold but Juraij asked them to make it of mud only.” (Sahi Bukhari, Book of Oppressions 43:662, similar hadith ibid Book of Actions while Praying 22, Hadith 297m)
4.16    Miracle of an infant child his kashf and speaking to his mother whilst he is at age of suckling milk:
 z. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “None spoke in cradle but three: (The first was) Jesus, (the second was), there a man from Bani Israel called Juraij. While he was offering his prayers, his mother came and called him. He said (to himself), ‘Shall I answer her or keep on praying?” (He went on praying) and did not answer her, his mother said, “O Allah! Do not let him die till he sees the faces of prostitutes.” So while he was in his hermitage, a lady came and sought to seduce him, but he refused. So she went to a shepherd and presented herself to him to commit illegal sexual intercourse with her and then later she gave birth to a child and claimed that it belonged to Juraij. The people, therefore, came to him and dismantled his hermitage and expelled him out of it and abused him. Juraij performed the ablution and offered prayer, and then came to the child and said, ‘O child! Who is your father?’ The child replied, ‘The shepherd.’ (After hearing this) the people said, ‘We shall rebuild your hermitage of gold,’ but he said, ‘No, of nothing but mud.'(The third was the hero of the following story) A lady from Bani Israel was nursing her child at her breast when a handsome rider passed by her. She said, ‘O Allah ! Make my child like him.’ On that the child left her breast, and facing the rider said, ‘O Allah! Do not make me like him.’ The child then started to suck her breast again. (Abu Huraira further said, “As if I were now looking at the Prophet sucking his finger (in way of demonstration.”) After a while the people passed by, with a lady slave and she (i.e. the child’s mother) said, ‘O Allah! Do not make my child like this (slave girl)!, On that the child left her breast and said, ‘O Allah! Make me like her.’ When she asked why, the child replied, ‘The rider is one of the tyrants while this slave girl is falsely accused of theft and illegal sexual intercourse.”  (Sahi Bukhari Book of Prophets 55:645)


5     From Book of Pious Scholars
I.          Imam Abu Hanifa writes that the karamat of Awliya is real although some, who claim to be Muslim yet deny spiritualism, do not believe in their karamat. [al-Fiqh al-Akbar]
II.          Imam Nawawi reports Imam al-Juwayni as saying, miracles in respect to the friends of Allah, the Awliya, is perfectly conceivable. [Bustan-ul Arifeen]
III.          Explaining further regarding karamat, Imam Nawawi quotes Imam al-Qushayri as saying, “A karama is an action about which there is no doubt…” He continues, “It is a gift and a mark of favor on him (the Wali). It may be obtained by the choosing and supplication of the Wali, while it is also possible that it will not be obtained by him. Sometimes it is without choice on the part of the Wali.” [Bustan-ul Arifeen]
IV.          Imam al-Qushayri also states that whenever a Prophet has a miracle appear through one of his community (Ummah), that miracle is also counted as one of his Prophetic miracles. [Imam Nawawi’s Bustan-ul Arifeen]
V.          However, karamat is not a condition of Wilayah therefore not every saint will possess this quality. Imam al-Qushayri states, “Indeed, if a Wali does not have outwardly manfiest karamat in this world, their lack does not detract from his being a wali.”[Imam Nawawi’s Bustan-ul Arifeen]
VI.          This is further clarified by Imam Mujaddid Alf Thaani Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi who writes, “It is not a condition for a Wali[that is, for a person whom Allah loves] to display karamat. As it is not necessary for the scholars to display karamat, so it is not necessary for the Awliya to display karamat, because Wilayah means qurb- e ilahi. [That is, it means to get closer to Allah, to know Him.” [Volume 2, 92nd Letter of his Maktubat]
6     From book of Salafi scholar Ibn Taymiyya 
Ibn-Taymiyah says, “The miracles of saints are absolutely true and correct, by the acceptance of all Muslim scholars. And the Qur’an has pointed to it in different places, and the Hadith of the Prophet (s) has mentioned it, and whoever denies the miraculous powers of saints are only people who are innovators and their followers.” [al-Mukhtasar al-Fatawa, page 603].
Ibn Taymiyya regarding special hearing and seeing powers of Pious:
“What is considered as a miracle for a saint is that sometimes the saint might hear something that others do not hear and they might see something that others do not see, while not in a sleeping state, but in a wakened state of vision. And he can know something that others cannot know, through revelation or inspiration.” [Majmu’a Fatawa IbnTaymiyya, Vol. 11,p. 314].
 Ibne Taymiyya about saints andKashf:
Whenever a disciple came to Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani  he would be aware of the desires and problems in his disciple’s mind.(Ibn e Taymiyya in Al isteqama,page 78)
The volume 11 of Ibne Taymiyya book “Majmu’a al Fatawa” is entirely about Tasawwuf or Sufism (The way of Awliya), its excellence, the special powers of Awliya, etc. See the cover page at the end.
Few more quotes about Awliya Allah from the book “Majmu’al Fatawa” by Ibn Taymiyya.
“The pious friends of Allah are the followers of Prophet Muhammad (Sallelahu Alaihva sallam) . They do as He commanded and abstain from what He criticized. They follow Him in all that is clear to them that they should follow Him… Allah helps them with His angels and a spirit from Him and sends from His light into their hearts. Allah honors then by way of miracles which are also proofs for the Dīn and help for the Muslims. [Majmu’a Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya  v11; p 17]
“Sometimes he[The wali] is shown the exact object when Kashf of it is made. Sometimes he sees an image of it in his heart which acts as a mirror for him. The heart sees as well. This can occur while awake or asleep, such as when a man sees something in his dream and then sees the exact thing when he awakens without any change to it.” [V 11; p 638]
“As for the special ones amongst people, they know the punishments of Perished nations through the Kashf Allah give them.” [v11; p69]

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