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.
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>> Introduction
>> Glad tidings for the pious in the Holy Quran and the Hadith
>> Mention of the pious in this world – A sign of divine acceptance
>> The fame of the saints in the earthly and spiritual worlds
>> The glad tidings given by angels at the time of death
>> Studying the lives of the saints – A means of prosperity
>> The incidents of the saints – A means of strengthening the faith
>> The mention of the saints – A panacea for diseases
>> The blessings of the saints in this world
>> The honoring of the saints on the Day of Judgment
>> There will be pulpits of Noor for the saints
>> Entry into paradise without any reckoning
>> Miracles of saints in light of the Holy Quran and the Hadith
>> Difference between "Mujiza" and "Karamat"
>> Why do we need the miracles of the Saints
>> Proof from the Holy Quran
>> Second proof
>> Third proof
>> Fourth proof
>> Proof from the Hadith
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah be well pleased with him)
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Umar Farooq (May Allah be well pleased with him)
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Uthman (May Allah be well pleased with him)
>> Miracle of Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him)
>> Miracle of Imam Hasan (May Allah be well pleased with him)
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Imam Zain Ul A’abideen
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Ghouse Azam (May Allah be well pleased with him)
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Khwaja Ghareebnawaz (May Allah shower His mercy on him)
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband (May Allah shower His mercy on him)
>> Miracle of Hadhrat Shihabuddin Suharwardi (May Allah shower His mercy on him)

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

 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)

 
 
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