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.