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When a resolute Messenger (of Allah) can get the help, assistance and facilitation of the dead meat of an animal and in such critical hour of great problem, by seeking the help of the corpse of a dead animal he can save the people from bloodshed, then why can the help of Allah's saintly, chosen, selected and beloved Wali-Allah's grave and his dead body or his Spirituality? Certainly this can be done!
Further, on the Holy Night of Mi'raaj (Ascension), when our overlord Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam met Hazrat Musa Alaihis-Salaam (Moses) after he had been Ordered to prescribe fifty Assalaat (Prayers) in a day and night to his deceased nation and he mentioned him about the fifty Assalaat a day, Hazrat Musa Alaihis-Salaam (Moses) expressed his opinion and said that his nation would not be able to lift the responsibility of the fifty Assalaat per day. Thus it is advisable to humbly request Allah Almighty for reducing this number. Hence, when he requested for three times for reduction in Assalaat per day, the Obligation of Assalaat per day was fixed for five times a day. Here a big example is present where the Chosen Chief of the Messengers (of Allah) and the Seal of Prophecy and the Superior Most in Mankind takes benefit from the Spirit of a Messenger who had passed away this world long time before him. With this benefit, the whole Ummat will be benefited till the Last Hour. However, some blind jealous Ulema in them, still insist upon seeking no help of the Roohaneen and call this help-seeking a Shirk.
In the matter of visiting the graves of the Saint of Religion, many people have not considered the moderate way and have crossed the limit by either doing too much or doing too less than that which is deserved to be done. Of these people, one is that folk of the rough tempered blind claimants of Dehydrated Tauheed who just hate the name of grave. They become rude and hard for nothing when someone mentions the name of the grave or shrine of some Saint Wali or Prophet and consider all graves idols and their pilgrims Mushrik and say that what is the difference between those who seek help and pray on graves and those who do so before idols? If it is Shirk to recite Fatihah, Darood and the Holy Quran on the grave of a person, then what it is whose name is Tauheed? Like Dehris and the Naturists, they believe that a person becomes nonentity from entity and is vanished away after his death. What for he should be remembered. Moreover, it is vain to give charity in his name or donate Sawaab of recital of Quran to his Spirit.
Like the Kuffaar, these people are in the despair of the People-of-Graves.
Allah Almighty says: O you who believe! Be not friendly with a folk whom Allah is wrath, (a folk) who have despaired of the Hereafter as the disbelieves despair of those who are in the graves (60:13)
That is, those who believe that human being is the name of just that corporeal body which becomes soil after dying and there lasts no such thing like Ruh (Spirit). If such is the case then why Shariyat has made it obligatory to offer the Funeral Assalaat (Prayers) of the dead body and the acts of burying him and cladding him Shroud and Coffin and fixing a land of one and a half meter for his grave and spending a handsome amount would be just a wastage of time and money. Was it not better then to burn the dead body in fire and throwing the ash of his body in river like Hindus!
On the other side are those people, who fall in prostration before the graves of their Saints and consider them alone their facilitators in hours of need and the granters of wishes. Thus, there is a Beaten Path of moderate approach for every move. However, the Satan sends the people astray of the Path of Haq on the twisted paths which transgress the upper and lower limits.
Allah Almighty says: and Allah's is the direction of the way, and some (roads) go not straight (16:9)
One should avoid such ways. Hence, the moderate way is this that one should go to the grave of his relative, kin or friend for offering Fateha and Darood. Especially if he goes on Thursday and offers the Sawaab of the recital of Fateha, Darood, Surah Al Ikhlaas or the recitation of the Holy Quran to the deceased person in an acceptable way or he should give charity in his name to the poor. In this way the Sawaab reaches the People of Grave and the Roohani becomes happy and pleased by this and cheerful and contended and in lieu of this, he prays for the good of the person visiting his grave and gifting him Sawaab and tries to conduct him the benefit according to its capacity, power and Taufeeq that it has. In addition, if at the time of visiting the grave, a person, under the overwhelming love and the fervor of devotion, kisses or touches the grave of his mother, father, teacher or Murshid with respect and affection, there is no wrong in this action because that person with him you have love and devotion, his everything is felt lovely and dear.
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