Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
`Ali said: “In truth the Prophet has made a covenant with me saying: ‘None loves you except a believer, and none hates you except a hypocrite.” Abu Sa`id al-Khudri subsequently said: “In truth we recognized the hypocrites by their hatred for `Ali.” Jabir said: “We did not know the hypocrites of this Community except by their hatred for `Ali.”
Shaykh al-Islam Dr. Tahir ul-Qadiri writes in the preface of his book, “The Ghadir Declaration”
“Shāh Walī Allāh says: In this Ummah the first person to open the door of spiritual dominion is ‘Alī al-Murtadā. The secret of spiritual dominion of the leader permeated his progeny. Therefore, not a single saint is found in the Ummah who is not directly or indirectly indebted to the spiritual leadership of ‘Alī (to attain spiritual leadership)…“Now in Ummah anyone who is blessed with spiritual leadership by Allāh’s Messenger (SAW) is indebted either to ‘Alī al-Murtadā or to the Chief Helper Jīlānī. No one can reach the status of wilāyah without this (indebted-ness).”
Shāh Ismā‘īl Dihlawī has clarified this point:
“Alī al-Murtadā (AS) has also an edge over Abū Bakr as-Siddīq (RA) and ‘Umar Fārūq (RA) and this edge lies because of the greater number of his followers and all the highest spiritual and saintly activity, from his days to the end of the world, has to be mediated through him, and he has a say in the kingdom of the kings and the leadership of the leaders and this is not hidden from those who are familiar with the world of sovereignty… Most spiritual chains are directly derived from ‘Alī al-Murtadā (AS). So, on the Day of Judgement, ‘Alī’s army including followers of high status and great reputation, will outnumber and outshine others to be a source of wonder for all the spectators.” [ The Ghadir Declaration by Shaykh al-Islam Dr. Tahir ul-Qadiri]