Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
Q. What is your position specifically regarding the following three posts from Naqshbandi-Haqqani websites:
The belief that Shaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi is the teacher of Imam al-Mahdi:
1. “…even Seyyidina Mahdi (alai) is a follower and a student of Moulana Sheik Nazim because without the channel of Moulana Sheikh Nazim the secret of the Quran which has been passed down from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to Abu Bakr as Siddique (Ral), and from him right down the Golden chain of Succession of the Naqshbandi Tariqat to Moulana Sheikh Nazim, cannot enter into the heart of Seyyidina Mahdi (alai). Moulana Sheikh Nazim is going to teach Seyyidina Mahdi (alai) the knowledge of the Secret of the Quran. In this respect Seyyidina Mahdi (alai) is student of Moulana Sheikh Nazim. Moulana Sheikh Nazim is the key of the Secret of the Quran and he is the one who is going to plant this secret in the hearts of people.” (http://www.sheiknazim2.com/haqiqat.html)
The belief that the twelfth imam is invented:
2. “Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi is not the prophecised Mahdi…The real prophecised Mahdi is the one who will come to give power back to the sincere group of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah. The shia Mahdi is invented”
Q. Brother Nureddin, I have just one question. Is it Sheik Effendi’s opinion that the Mehdi of the Shia’s in invented? Or is this your opinion. This is a sincere question.
A. It is both Maulana’s and Sheykh Effendi’s (Abdul Kerim) knowledge on this. http://www.yursil.com/blog/2010/05/viziers-of-imam-mahdi-as-sheykh-al-akbar-mohiddin-ibn-arabi/
The belief that Yazid bin Mu’awiya is one of the twelve imams mentioned in the narration of Jabir bin Samura found in Sahih al-Bukhari:
3. Question: As salamu alaykum, please could you give the Ahlus Sunnah interpretation of this hadith jazakallah khair.: I heard the Prophet saying, “There will be twelve Muslim rulers (who will rule all the Islamic world).” He then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said, “All of them (those rulers) will be from Quraish.”Sahih Al-Bukhari No. 6756 – Narrated by Jabir bin Samura
Answer: wa `alaykum as-Salam. According to Qadi Iyad in Sharh Sahih Muslim and Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari these twelve are the strongest caliphs politically and those that mustered the Ummah’s general agreement even if there was dissent in the process, and Ibn Hajar listed them as:
1-4: The Rightly Guided Caliphs (Allah be well-pleased with them)
5: Mu`awiya (Allah be well-pleased with him)
6: his son, Yazid
7: `Abd al-Malik b. Marwan
8-11: his four sons, Walid, Sulayman, Yazid, Hisham
12: al-Walid b. Yazid b. `Abd al-Malik
May Allah have mercy on them and unite the Ummah under a just Caliph in our time. Hajj Gibril Haddad http://www.eshaykh.com/hadith/12-imams/
A. I personally believe it is an innovation to hold such exaggerated views, and that such views contradict Haqiqat.
Shāh Ismā‘īl Dihlawī’s view on this point was the following:
“Alī al-Murtadā has also an edge over Abū Bakr as-Siddīq and ‘Umar Fārūq 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. So, on the Day of Judgment, ‘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 Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri]
Please refer to these earlier posts to learn more about Mawlana’s position regarding the “invented-Shia” Mahdi, and the Twelve Imams accordingly:
And Allah Knows Best!