Replies to the Malaysia Wahhabi Accusations against Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani (q)

Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

> Are the teachings of Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani in line with the teachings of Ahlussunnah Wal Jamaah?

Yes, according to a vast number of the Shuyukh of Hijaz, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, the Maghreb, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Central Asia and Southeast Asia and their communities.

Hijaz: Shaykh Muhammad bin Alawi al-Maliki

Yemen: Habib Umar, Habib Ali Jafri, Habib Salim Shatri

Syria: Shaykh Abd Allah Sirajuddin, Mufti of Syria Shaykh Ahmad Kuftaro, Shaykh Rajab Deeb, Mufti of Damascus Shaykh Adnan Afyumi, Dr. Nur al-Din `Itr, Shaykh Adnan al-Majd, Shaykh Fatih al-Kattani, Dr. Abd Allah al-Kattani, and others;

Lebanon: Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh al-`Arabi al-`Azzuzi, Mufti of Lebanon Hasan Khalid, Mufti of Lebanon Rashid Kabbani, Mufti of Bekaa Khalil al-Mays, Director of Dar al-Fatwa Shaykh Salah Fakhri, and others;

Jordan: Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, Shaykh Ahmad Moustafa al-Khoudry and others.

Egypt: Dr. Ali Gomaa, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Shaykh Muhammad Mahmud Buhayri, Shaykh Ahmad Amir, Shaykh Salah al-Din Nassar and others.

Kuwait: Minister of State, educator and scholar Sayyid Yusuf Hashim al-Rifa`i

Morocco: Shaykh Mustafa ibn Ibrahim Basir of the Basiriyya Quranic School in Bani A`yat, Middle Atlas;

Turkey: many figures including the late president of Turkey, Turgut Özal, the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktaş, the current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Abdullah Gül, Necmettin Erbakan, and the late Shaykh Mahmud Effendi.

India: Shaykh Abu Bakr Musliyar the largest educator and overseer of Muslim schools in India, and others;

Eastern Europe: Imam Senad Agic, official Representative of the Bosnia-Herzegovina National Ministry of Religion in the US, Dr. Rexhep Boja, Grand Mufti of Kosovo, and Shaykh Sulejman Rexhepi, Grand Mufti of Macedonia.

> 1) Allah swt speaks through Awliyaa (saints).

Any denial that Allah speaks through Awliya is kufr. Allah s.w.t. said:
وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا (7) فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا ( 8 ) Surat al-Shams
and he said:
وَإِذْ أَوْحَيْتُ إِلَى الحواريين (111) Surat al-Ma’ida.

> 2) The Awliyaa meet the Prophet (peace be upon him) every night.

This is possible as established by Imam Suyuti in al-Hawi lil-Fatawa (Tanwir al-Halak) and others.

> 3) Can’t ask God directly except through Awliyaa.

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ (7) Surat al-Fatiha
Salat is invalid unless you read that verse in every rakaa, which is tawassul through Awliyaa.

> 4) Wali Qutub was given authority by God to control the universe.

قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ إِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ (26) Surat Aal `Imran

> 5) Awliyaa in the grave have the power to provide protection.

Protection is a blessing and all blessings are God-given whether through intermediaries (such as a mother and father for procreation) or without intermediary. In the first case the biological life of the intermediaries is customary but not inherently necessary. To believe otherwise is SHIRK.

> 6) Adam’s descendants caused him to eat the forbidden fruit.

Not as a justification but as a Hikma: “Adam could not bring his descendants into Paradise by staying in it, rather he had to go out and then bring them in” (Qastallani, Mawahib; Zarqani, Sharh al-Mawahib)

> 7) The Quranic verse about Abu Lahab’s punishment is just a reminder.

All of the Qur’an is a Dhikr (Reminder) including that verse, and it is all Haqq.

> 8 ) Prince Charles is a descendant of the Prophet.

Prince Charles has been said to be a mu’allaf (sympathetic) since the 1990s and the Shafii madhhab defines Aal Muhammad as the Umma of Islam. In that sense anyone who takes shahada has become one of the Aal of the Prophet, upon him and them blessings and peace.

Additionally, Dr Ali Gomaa the former Mufti of Egypt said “it is said” that Queen Elizabeth II’s Spanish female ancestor was a Hashimi descendant of the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace). https://arabic.cnn.com/…/01/18/twitter-ali-gouma-london

> 9) George Bush and Tony Blair as awliyaa of Allah.

The words awliyaa of Allah were never applied to them. Second, the meaning may have been that among the tyrants of east and west they were the lesser evils.

> 10) Nur Muhammad and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have existed since time immemorial (azali).

There is no question that the Prophet Muhammad, upon him blessings and peace, is a Nur by agreement of the mufassirun in Surah al-Maidah
قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ نُورٌ وَكِتَابٌ مُبِينٌ (15)
As for the time of the Prophet’s creation it predates Adam as clearly stated in several authentic hadiths.

> 11) All the Prophets, companions and awliyaa congratulated him.

“It is definitely established that the Friends of Allah receive extraordinary addresses and visionary disclosures.” (Ahmad b. Taymiyya, `Aqida Wasitiyya)

> 12) Strongly cursed the members of the Malaysian Fatwa Council for banning the Naqshbandiah Al Aliyyah order.

He also strongly made duaa for them to be guided to Haqq and Sawab on a daily basis.

> 13) Wali evaluates the authenticity of hadith with light.

This is a rule cited by the Salaf al-Salih. Al-Khatib narrated that al-Rabi` b. Khuthaym (d. 63/683) said: “A hadith shines a light like daylight by which you may recognize it, or casts a darkness like that of night by which you may disown it.”

> 14) God gives the authority to govern the world through the practice of rabitah.

This is a complete misrepresentation of the meaning of rabitah which we have never heard of.

> 15) Making false predictions like a big war in the year 2000.

There is qada’ mu`allaq and there is qada’ mubram. It is all in the hand of Allah and only He knows what disaster was avoided in 2000 and other times through His mercy.

> 16) Prophet Jesus A.S. will emerge and rule in 2050.

We have never heard of any such prediction from Shaykh Nazim or from a reliable source quoting Shaykh Nazim.

> 17) Imam Mahdi is in a cave with 99 caliphs. The cave is guarded by jinn.

Something to that effect was related from the Muhaddith al-Akbar Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hasani al-Dimashqi.

> 18) Pledged allegiance to Imam Mahdi in 1960. Met Imam Mahdi spiritually in 2011.

See Answer to point (11) above.

> 19) The appearance of Imam Mahdi in 1999 and special praise for his followers.

This is something every Muslim from the time of the Prophet (upon hiom blessings and peace) is encouraged to pray for, not disbelieve in.

> 20) Imam Mahdi of the Naqshbandi order and other orders have all lost power.

The established position is that Imam Mahdi is a Mujtahid Mutlaq and that the Naqshbandi Tariqa is the way of the Sahaba.

> 21) The practice of suluk is given 6 extraordinary powers including being able to see Luh Mahfuz.

If permission is given to certain angels to see the Lawh al-Mahfuz then it is possible for it to be given to certain human beings also.

> 22) Whirling dervishes as a divine opening.

Whirling dervishes according to the teachings of Rumi represent happiness with Allah and elevation from the lowliness of dunya.

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