Aayaahs for Peer/Fakir
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Aayaahs for Peer/Fakir
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
There are no specific aayahs mentioning the words peer, faqeer, etc. as these are not exactly Arabic terms, but rather Indo-Pak terms! But having said that, there are countless aayahs in the Quran, where Allah refutes the notion of invoking and worshipping anything (be they peer, faqeer, or anything else for that matter) other than Allah Subhanah Alone! To enter into Islam, one needs to invoke and worship Allah Alone; and believe, obey and follow only Allah and His Last Messenger, Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws). There is absolutely no room for any peer, faqeer, etc. in Islam!!!!
The next time someone says that one needs to believe in some peer or faqeer, and without them they cannot enter into Islam, please ask them to produce their evidence for the claim as stated in the Quran:
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 27 Surah Al Naml verse 64: Bring forth your evidence, if indeed what you say is the Truth!
Following are the aayahs of the Quran which absolutely refutes any notion of believing, following or obeying any peer, faqeer, etc., in Islam!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisa verse 79-80:We have sent you (O Mohamed) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allahs witness suffices for this. Whoever obeys the Messenger, in fact obeys Allah, and whoever turns away from him, he will be accountable for his deeds. Anyhow, we have not sent you (O Mohamed) to be a guardian over them.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 31-32:O Prophet, tell the people, If you sincerely love Allah, follow me. Then Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for He is All Forgiving, All Merciful. Also say to them, Obey Allah and His Messenger. And if, in spite of this, they do not accept your invitation, warn them that Allah does not love those, who refuse to obey Him and His Messenger.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verses 197:Those whom you call besides Allah, cannot help you, nor can they help themselves.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 34 Surah Saba verses 22:(O Prophet) say, Call on those whom you invoke as deities besides Allah. They neither own an atoms weight of anything in the heavens, nor in the earth. Nor have they anything to share in either, nor is any of them a helper of Allah
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 13:Then, instead of Allah, he invokes those who can do him neither harm nor good. This is the last extremity of deviation. He invokes those who are more likely to do him harm, than good! What an evil maula he chooses, and what an evil companion.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 36 Surah Yaa Seen verses 74-75:Yet, they have set up others besides Allah, hoping that they would be helped! They (those invoked) do not have the power to help them, yet these people stand as an ever ready troop at their service!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verses160:If Allah helps you, none can overcome you! And if Allah forsakes you, who is there, then, after Allah that can help you? Therefore, the true believers should trust in Allah Alone.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse73:O mankind! A parable is related to you, so listen to it! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create a fly, even though they may all combine together for this purpose! Nay! If a fly snatches away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly! How weak are the those who petition, and how weak are those to whom they supplicate!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse76:(O Prophet) say to them, Do you worship besides Allah that which has no power to harm you nor benefit you? In fact, it is Allah Alone Who hears everything and knows everything.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 106-107:And do not call besides Allah, any being that can neither do you any good nor any harm. For if you will do so, you shall be one of the doers of wrong. If Allah afflicts you with a calamity, there is none to remove it, but He Himself. Likewise, if Allah wills to bestow a favor on you, there is none to withhold Allahs bounty. He bestows His bounty on anyone of His servants He wills. And He is The Forgiving, The Merciful.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Isra (Bani Israel) verses 56-57:(O Prophet) say, You may call for help those, besides Allah, whom you fancy. They have neither the power to remove your troubles from you, nor change them! In fact, those beings whom these people call for help themselves seek the means of approach to Allah, and vie with one another to be nearer to Him, and hope for His Mercy and fear His Wrath. The fact is that the Wrath of your Lord is a thing to be dreaded!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 12 Surah Yusuf verse 108:(O Mohamed) tell them plainly, This is my Way! I invite you to Allah. I myself see my Way in full light, and my followers see it too. And Allah is absolutely free from defect, and I have nothing to do with those who invoke others with Allah.
Brother, these peers and faqeers are nothing but businesses opened by unscrupulous people in the name of Allah Subhanah and Islam! They wear the garb of pious holy men, and take the name of Allah and Islam to defraud people and loot their wealth! They are all 100% frauds and have absolutely no power and no authority for their fantastic claims. Their only intention is to con the simple people, loot their money, and debar people from the Way of Allah Subhanah! Instead of calling people to the Quran and Sunnah, these unscrupulous peers and faqeers call people to obey and follow them and the graves of some special people who have passed away! They tell the common and simple people fantastic lies of the miracles performed by these graves and their peers and faqeers; and because these simple followers have no knowledge from the Quran and Sunnah, they believe anything that these liars tell them! Allah has warned us about such people in the Quran; and also warned them about the punishment Allah has prepared for these unscrupulous peers, faqeers and supposed religious leaders who debar people from the True Path of Allah!
One thing you will always notice with these peers, faqeers, and unscrupulous self-made holy men, is that they will never allow their followers to read and understand the Holy Quran. They know very well that were their followers allowed to understand the Quran, all their falsehood will be exposed and the businesses they have created in the name of Allah and Islam will all shut down! These peers, faqeers, and unscrupulous self-made holy men have sold their hereafter for a paltry worldly gain, and they will be held severely accountable to Allah on the Day of Judgement!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 34-35:O you who believe! There are indeed many among the priests and the holy men who devour the wealth of others by evil means, and debar the people from the Way of Allah. Give them the good news of a painful torment, who hoard up gold and silver and do not expend these in the Way of Allah. The Day shall surely come when the same gold and silver shall be heated in the fire of Hell, and with it will be branded their foreheads, their bodies and their backs. (And it will be said): Here is that treasure you had hoarded up for yourselves! Taste now the evil of your hoarded treasure!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Al-Baqarah verse 174:Indeed those, who conceal the commands that Allah has sent down in His Book and barter them away for paltry worldly gains, fill their bellies with fire. Allah will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He regard them as pure and there is a painful torment for them!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 159:Those who conceal the clear (Revelations) and Guidance We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, on them shall be Allahs laanah and the laanah of those who are entitled to curse!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,