Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sultan Selim (III) Letter to the Prophet(s)



Sultan Selim (III) 
Letter to the Prophet
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم

Quote:

“ From your lowly slave Sultan Selim, to proceed:

O Messenger of Allah, we have been inflicted with harm and hardship has befallen us which we are unable to ward off. The servants of the cross (Christians) have gained dominion over the servants of the All-Merciful. We ask of you for victory over them, help against them and that you break them.”

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Saud bin Abd al-Aziz said in his letter to the ruler of Baghdad the following:

Quote:

“Your condition and the condition of your Imams and rulers bears witness to your lying and false claim [that you are Muslim]. 

For we saw that when we opened the blessed chamber (Hujarah al-Sharifah) upon its inhabitant be the best of blessings and peace in the year 22, a letter of your Sultan Selim which he had sent via his cousin to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) in which he sought help from him, supplicated to him and asked him for victory against his enemies. 


The letter contains debasement of the self, humility and reverence which bears witness against your lies.

The beginning of the letter is:

“ From your lowly slave Sultan Selim, to proceed:
O Messenger of Allah, we have been inflicted with harm and hardship has befallen us which we are unable to ward off. The servants of the cross (Christians) have gained dominion over the servants of the All-Merciful. We ask of you for victory over them, help against them and that you break them.”

He wrote a significant amount which this is the summary of its meaning. So look at this great shirk and disbelief in Allah the One and All Knowing.”

[End of Quote]


[Durar al-SaniyyahMaktaba al-Shamela version (1/304)]

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Ottoman Sultan Selim (III) (d. 1223AH/1808CE) 

His Letter addressed to the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلمwas found in the Hujurah Sharifah (area behind the golden gates and between the blessed grave) by the followers of ibn abdul wahab najdi, who disturbingly regarded the letter as a proof of the Sultan’s disbelief (shirk)!

In contrast someone with a rudimentary understanding of the Sunni schools of law cannot fail to see that the letter contains a moving heartfelt plea of Tawassul by means of the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلمwhich is established as a desirable action in the Four Madhahib and contains wording which is not too different to that found in Sunni books of Law.

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Durar al Saniyyah fi Radd ala al Wahhabiyyah



[Imam Zayni Dahlan, al-Durar al-Saniyyah fi al-Radd ‘ala al-Wahhabiyyah s. 134]

The late Sayyid Ahmad bin Zaini Dahlan, (d.1304 AH / 1886 CE) full name:
 asy-Sayyid Ahmad bin Zaini Dahlan bin Ahmad Dahlan bin ‘Utsman Dahlan bin Ni’matUllah bin ‘Abdur Rahman bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah bin ‘Utsman bin ‘Athoya bin Faaris bin Musthofa bin Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Zaini bin Qadir bin ‘Abdul Wahhab bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdur Razzaq bin ‘Ali bin Ahmad bin Ahmad (Mutsanna) bin Muhammad bin Zakariyya bin Yahya bin Muhammad bin Abi ‘Abdillah bin al-Hasan bin Sayyidina ‘Abdul Qaadir al-Jilani, Sulthanul Awliya` bin Abi Sholeh Musa bin Janki Dausat Haq bin Yahya az-Zahid bin Muhammad bin Daud bin Musa al-Jun bin ‘Abdullah al-Mahd bin al-Hasan al-Mutsanna bin al-Hasan as-Sibt bin Sayyidinal-Imam ‘Ali &; Sayyidatina Fatimah al-Batul,

Wrote in his book Durar al Saniyyah fi Radd ala al Wahhabiyyah about the difference between the non believer’s faith and the Muslim faith with regard to Tawassul as follows:

“The blasphemers intended in these verses believed their idols deserved Godhood. They exalted them as one would exalt his Creator, even though they believed the idols did not create the heavens and the earth. The believers, on the other hand, do not believe the prophets or righteous Muslims (awliya’) deserve to be worshipped, nor do they deserve to be attributed with Godhood, nor do they exalt them as one would exalt God. They believe these people are good slaves of Allah, His beloved ones whom He chose, and by their blessings (barakah) Allah grants His mercy to His creation. Hence, when the slaves of Allah seek the blessings (barakah) of the prophets and righteous Muslims (awliya’) they are seeking these blessings as a mercy from Allah.”

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Sayyid Ahmad Zayni Dahlan al-Makki’ ash-Shafi’i (d.1304 AH / 1886 CE)

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(Edited by ADHM)