Monday, August 9, 2010

Proof of Divinity

A professor from a prominent business school had invited me to take a guest lecture in his school and to share my experiences of setting up business with the students.

While I was discussing the pedagogy of my proposed lecture with him, the chief faculty of the B-school came in for some work. As a protocol, this gentleman introduced us.

The chief faculty was interested in my business and asked for my business card. When he saw my card he could recognize it as he had visited my retail store many a times and had high regards for it. It made me happy that he held my business in high esteem.

He said that his institute was really lucky to have a capable person like me to take up a session and he added that he was sure it would be quite enriching for his students.

I was surprised at this gentleman’s appreciation for me and wondered how he could judge my capabilities although he had hardly known me. I realized that he gauged my capabilities on the basis of enterprise which I created.

 The important result here is that either in your presence or absence you are recognized by the work you have done. And that is why Holy Quran has mentioned this on various occasions that all creations of Almighty Allah are Signs of His existence. He is Omnipresent, and can be seen through His creations.

Let us try to understand this through the following ayahs of Surah-e-Sha’ura:

(In the following ayah the community of Saleh (A.S) insists on seeing a miracle to believe him)
•“Tum bhi to aakhir hamare hi aise aadmi ho puss agar tum sachhe ho to koi mo’ajiza hamare paas la dikhao” – (Surah-e-Sha’ura, ayah 154)

“(You are naught but a mortal like ourselves; so bring a sign if you are one of the truthful.)”

•“Saleh (A.S) ne kaha yehi oontani mo’ajiza hai ek baari uske paani peene ki hai aur ek muqarar din tumhare paani peene ka hai.” – (Surah-e-Sha’ura, ayah 155)

“(He said: This is a she-camel; she shall have her portion of water, and you have your portion of water on an appointed time.)”

“Us per bhi un logon ne us ke paaon kaat daale aur us ko maardala phir khud pashemaan hue phir unhain azaab ne le daala – Beshak us main yaqeenan ek badi ibrat hai aur un main ke bahotere imaan laane waale bhi na the.” – (Surah-e-Sha’ura, ayah 157-158)

“(But they ham-strung her: then did they become full of regrets. But the Penalty seized them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.)”

Here Saleh (A.S) on the insistence of his community displayed a miracle of a she-camel but his people rejected and killed it and hence were doomed and destroyed.

Before coming to any result let us see couple of more ayahs which will give us more proper and logical understanding.

Let me mention here two ayahs of Surah-e-Ankaboot:

•“Gharaz Ibrahim (A.S) ki qaum ke paas un baton ka uske siwa aur koi jawab na tha ke baaham kahne lage usko maar daalo ya jala kar khaak kar daalo aakhir wo kar guzre, to Khuda ne unko aag se bachaliya usmain shak nahin ke duniya daar logon ke waste iss waaqae main Qudrat-e-Khuda ki bahot si nishaniyan hai.” – (Surah-e-Ankaboot, ayah 24)

“(So naught was the answer of his people except that they said: Slay him or burn him; then Allah delivered him from the fire; most surely there are signs in this for a people who believe.)”

The above ayah refers to the incidence of fire during the time of Ibrahim (A.S).

•“Aur Hum hi ne Qaroon wa Firon wa Haaman ko bhi halaak kar dala haanlaake un logon ke paas Musa (A.S) waaze wa roshan mo’ajize le kar aaye phir bhi yeh log rooe zameen main sarkashi karte the aur Hum se nikalkar kahin aage na badh sake to Hum ne sab ko unke gunaah ki sazaa main le daala.” – (Surah-e-Ankaboot, ayah 39)

“((Remember also) Qarun, Pharaoh, and Haman: there came to them Moses with Clear Signs, but they behaved with insolence on the earth; yet they could not overreach Us. So each We punished for his sins)”

The above ayah refers to two prominent signs given to Musa (A.S) by Allah, one was ‘Yade Beza’ and the other was ‘Asa’, and as per the order given by Allah, he had displayed these signs in front of Pharaoh and his people to convey Allah’s message. And when they rejected these signs they were doomed.

 Now, when we see all the above ayahs, we find that every prophet came with clear Signs of Allah’s divinity. And when his community misbehaved with these signs it was doomed and destroyed. The other thing worth understanding here is that whichever creations we behold in our surroundings are Signs of Allah’s Existence and whatever the prophets had were Signs of Allah’s Divinity.

So while all the prophets had the clear signs of Allah’s divinity with them, Rasool (SAW), the last prophet, must also be having these signs, so let us try to find out.

In the following ayah from Surah-e-Nisa, Allah (SWT) has said:

•“Ae logo usmain to shak hi nahin ke tumhare paas Parvardigaar ki taraf se deen-e-Haq ki dalil aa chuki aur Hum tumhare paas ek chamakta hua Noor naazil kar chuke hai..” – (Surah-e-Nisa, ayah 174)

“(O mankind! Indeed hath come to you (an undeniable) Proof from your Lord, and We have sent down unto you a Manifest Light.)”

Here, as per the interpretation of the above ayahs, it is mentioned by many commentators that ‘Burrhaan’ (Proof from your Lord) refers to Rasool (SAW), on whom Holy Quran was revealed. While ‘Noorum Moobeena’ (Manifest Light) refers to guidance through Mawla Ali and rest of Imams from his lineage.

So, the fact is that Rasool (SAW) and Mawla Ali (A.S) and rest of Imams are the Proof of Allah’s Divinity. Now let us further understand this with more logical reasoning.

Let me first cover two important incidences pertaining to Kaaba and then we will try to connect the events and reach a conclusion.

let us see the following ayah from Surah-e-Baqra:

•“Baaz ahmaq log ye keh baithenge ki Muslamaan jis Qible Baitul Mukkadas ki taraf pehle se sajda karte the usse dusre qible ki taraf mudjaane ka kya baais hua. Ae Rasool (SAW) tum un ke jawab main kaho purab pachcheem sab Khuda ka hai jise chahta hai sidhe raaste ki taraf hidayat karta hai.” –
(Surah-e-Baqra, ayah 142)

“(The fools among the people will say: What has turned them from their Qiblah which they had? Say: The East and the West belong only to Allah; He guides whom He likes to the right path.)”

Allah says in the above ayah that East and the West belong to Him, then why did He change the Qibla from Baitul Mukkadas to Kaaba? This point is worth contemplating.

In the following ayah from the same Surah, Allah says:

“Ae Rasool (SAW) qibla badalne ke waaste beshak tumhara baar baar aasman ki taraf mooh karna Hum dekh rahe hai to Hum zaroor tum ko aise qible ki taraf pher denge ke tum nihaal ho jaao achha to namaz hi main tum Masjid-e-Mohtram Kaabe ki taraf mooh karlo aur ae Musalmaanon tum jahan kahin bhi ho usi ki taraf apna mooh kar liya karo..” – (Surah-e-Baqra, ayah 144)

“(Indeed We see the turning of your face to heaven, so We shall surely turn you to a Qiblah which you shall like; turn then your face towards the Sacred Mosque, and wherever you are, turn your face towards it.)”

It means that it was Rasool (SAW)’s wish that Kaaba should be a Qibla and Allah(SWT) fulfilled his wish as per the above ayah. Also, in the above ayah it has made mandatory for all Muslims to face the direction of Kaaba while offering their namaz. Historians say that this incidence took place in Medina, seventeen months after the event of Hijrat.

So why did Rasool (SAW) wish for the change in Qibla from Baitul Mukkadas to Kaaba?

Let me quote here one more incidence related to Kaaba, this happened few years before Rasool (SAW) announced his prophet hood and hence much before Kaaba became the Qibla.

It was Friday 13th of Rajab 30 Amulfeel, Hazrat Fatima binte Asad (A. S), the wife of Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S) entered the precincts of the Kaaba and prayed to Allah saying "O'my protector ease my pain.' All of a sudden the wall of the Kaaba opened up and she, as if by some unseen force went inside the Kaaba and the wall closed. Ali (A.S) the youngest son of Abu Talib was born inside the Holy Kaaba. She stayed inside for three days. This incidence is well documented by many Islamic scholars and historians.

(Ref: Muhammad ibn Talha el-Shafei in Matalib-us-saool, page 11, Hakim in Mustadrak, page 483, Vol. III, El-Umari in Sharh Ainia, page 15, Halabi in Sira, page 165, Vol. I, Sibt ibn al-Jauzi in Tadhkera Khawasil Ummah, page 7, Ibn Sabbagh Maleki in Fusoolul Mohimma, page 14, Muhammad bin Yousuf Shafei in Kifayet al-Talib, page 261, Shablanji in Nurul Absar, page 76, Ibn Zahra in Ghiyathul Ikhtisar, page 97, Edvi in Nafhatul Qudsia, page 41, Mohaddith-e-Dehlvi in ‘Izalatul Kholafa’)

Apart from the above reference we find many other historians, sufi saints mentioning this event of birth of Mawla Ali in Kaaba. I am mentioning few such references:

•"No one before Ali was born in the Ka'ba. This was a distinction given to Ali in order to enhance his honor, rank, and dignity." (Ref: Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki in his Fusulu'l- Muhimma, Fasl I, p.14)

•Khawja Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri mentions this fact in his famous Quartet saying that “ When Ali was born inside the Kaaba the Sky and the earth was filled with a light and Angel Gabriel announced that a child was born in the house of God.”

•Maulan Rume in his Mathnawi writes, “ O' one who travels to Najef to visit the tomb of Ali must know the fact that the pearl of the Kaaba lies there to give us security because of our intense love for him.”

•Masoodi the famous historian writes in his book of history Muruj el Zahab, that Ali was born inside the Kaaba on the orders of Muhammad the Messenger of God.

Now if we connect both the incidences logically it seems that since Kaaba being the birth place of Mawla Ali, from whom Imamat was to start, Rasool (SAW) wished that it should become a Qibla for all Muslims. Again it was to establish Mawla Ali’s rank, status and dignity in Islam. The other message which both the incidences convey is that the way all Muslims have to face the direction of Kaaba for their namaz, every Muslim will have to follow Mawla Ali and Imams through his lineage for divine guidance.

Let us move back to Quran and we may further find some incidences that would substantiate our result.

As per the ayah from Surah-e-Aal-e-Imran:

•“Phir jab tumhare paas ilm (Quran) aa chuuka us ke baad bhi agar tum se koi (Nasrani) Isa (a.s) ke baare main hujjat kare to kaho ki achha maindaan main aao Hum apne beton ko bulaae tum apne beton ko, Hum apni aurton ko bulaae tum apni aurton ko, Hum apni jaanon ko bulaae tum apni jaanon ko, uske baad Hum sab milkar Khuda ki baargaah main gid gidaae aur jhooton per Khuda ki la’anat kare..” – (Surah-e-Aale-Imran, ayah 61)

“(…If any one disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come to thee say: “Come! Let us gather together, - our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves. Then let us earnestly pray and invoke the curse of God on those who lie.)”

The above ayah is also referred to Ayah-e-Mubahila. As per the traditions mentioned by prominent historians the ayah was revealed when the Christians of Najran had contested Prophet Muhammad's claims to Prophethood and upon the instructions in the above Ayah, a confrontation of sorts was arranged where there would be a settlement of affairs.

As outlined in the verse, each party to the event was to bring their women, their sons, and Anfusana, their nearest of kin and of kind.

The Christians brought a great delegation of clergy and learned scholars whereas Prophet Muhammad summoned Hazrat Ali, Bibi Fatima, and his grand-children Hassan, and Hussain. He took Hussain (A.S) in his arms, and grasped Imam Hasan’s hand in his own, ask Janab-e-Fatima to follow him and Hazrat Ali to follow her.

As the Christian delegation saw these Five Purified souls approach, they quickly conferred among themselves and pleaded to call off the Mubahila at their vision of these Holy Spirits. They agreed to not question the nobility of the Prophet and his message again. A treaty was drawn up by Hazrat Ali to seal this agreement and the Muslims were never troubled by these Christians again.(Ref: Imam Fakhruddin Razi in Tafseer-e-Kabeer, Vol II, P 73, Allama Zamakhshari in his 'Tafseer-e-Kashshaf')

Saad bin Abi Waqas also relates that when the Ayat-e-Mubahila was sent down, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) called Imam Ali (a.s), Bibi Fatimah (s.a), Imam Hassan (a.s) and Imam Hussein (a.s) and said ’O my Allah, these are my Ahl-ul-Bayt’. (Sahih Muslim, Vol.2, Page 287).

From the above we conclude that while every prophet was given ‘Signs of His Divinity’, and they had shown these signs in front of disbelievers to convey their message, the way Musa (A.S) did in front of Pharaoh, Mohammed wa Aale Mohammed themselves were ‘Proof of His Divinity’ as we just saw that their mere presence in front of Christians of Najran at Mubahila was enough. Their divine faces and holy spirits forced the Christians to agree for the treaty.

Allah (SWT) has not spared people who rejected the ‘Signs of His Divinity’ as we saw in this article, then would He spare who rejects the ‘Proof of His Divinity’?
Rasool (SAW) has that is why said:

•“And behold whoever dies with the enmity towards Aal-e-Mohammed it shall be written on the Day of Judgment between his eyes that, ‘He should despair of Allah’s Mercy…’
(Ref: This is from the Sermon Asma which has been reported by all the Islamic authorities, Zamakhshari in his Tafseer, Imam Sa’labi in Tafseer-e-Kabeer )

And let me end my article with ayah from Surah-e-Furqaan:

•“Aur un logon ne duniya main jo kuch nek kaam kiye hai Hum un ki taraf tawwajjo kareinge to Hum us ko goya udti hui khaak bana kar barbaad kar denge.” – (Surah-e-Furqaan, ayah 23)

“(And We shall turn to whatever good deeds they did (in this life), and We shall make such deeds as floating dust scattered about.)”

When we think on the above ayah, it seems that the people who would reject the “Proof of Allah’s Divinity” i.e. people who would not have love for Mohammed wa Aale Mohammed, their good deeds would not be considered and their future would be doomed and destroyed.

 We can thus conclude that whatever we see that are ‘Signs of Allah’s Existence’, whatever prophets brought were ‘Signs of Allah’s Divinity’, while Mohammed wa Aale Mohammed themselves are ‘Proof of Allah’s Divinity’ and that is the reason so much importance is given to follow and love them as Allah’s mercy is concealed in love for them. So My Lord! Do have mercy on me on that Day of Judgment and keep me in the company of people who acknowledge Your Divine Proofs. Aamin.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Light of Guidance

It is raining heavily right now and I am sitting in my room working on a laptop. It is dark outside and I have switched on the lights as it is difficult for me to work in the given condition. I realized how dependent my eyes were on the lights.

Yesterday evening I saw a gentleman walking on the road with a torch in his hand; the light was guiding him through the roads and helping him avoid potholes which the rains would have created.

Our dependence on the light goes back to many years. We have used one form of light or the other to illuminate our lives and remove the darkness. Today we have a long-lasting source of light at our disposal, thanks to the great work done by Thomas Edison in 1879. With the invention of electricity our lives have changed forever. We have a continues source of light with us now. This light strengthens our vision. Removes darkness from our lives.

Our eyes have the ability to recognize and see things but not in darkness. We are dependent on some external source of light to support and strengthen our vision. This external source of light can be a bulb, a torch or a tube light. Again we wish to have a most powerful source of light so that we can see things clearly. In certain cases if a torch is not giving us enough light we would replace it as fast as we can to have better vision.

In order to see the physical objects we are dependent on our eyes. And when we want to feel spirituality we are dependent on our faith. Allah is never to be seen physically but we can see Him through our faith. Whatever Allah has created are His signs and we see His creatures and feel His presence. Our faith is thus our spiritual eye; we see and feel Divine presence through our faith. The way eyesight weakens in darkness, at times our faith may weaken in the atrocities and hardships.

Let us then try to find that most powerful source of spiritual light that strengthens our faith and gives us the best vision.

In the following ayah from Surah-e-Ash Shura Allah (SWT) says:
•“Aur isi tarah Humne Apne Hukm ki rooh (Quran) tumhari taraf ‘wahi’ ke zariye se bheji to tum na kitab hi ko jaante the ke kya hai aur na imaan ko magar iss Quran ko ek Noor banaya hai ke isse Hum Apne bandon main se jiski chahte hai hidayat karte hai aur iss main shak nahin ke tum ae Rasool (SAW) sidha hi raasta dikhaate ho”. – (Surah-e-Ash Shura, ayah 52)

Two important lessons we learn from the above ayah is that Quran is definitely Allah’s light (Noor) and Rasool (SAW) would always lead us to the straight path. Quran will guide us when we take the path shown by Rasool (SAW).
Further, the below mentioned ayah says:

•“Phir Allah per aur us ke Rasool (SAW) per aur us Noor per jis ko Hum ne naazil kiya hai Imaan lao. Aur Allah jo kuch tum karte ho us se agaah hai. – (Surah-e-Tughaban, ayah 8)

In the above ayah, Allah (SWT) refers to a specific light (Noor) that He has sent down along with Rasool (SAW) and orders us to believe this light (Noor). When we see and contemplate on both the above mentioned ayahs we would understand that the ‘Noor’ mentioned in the ayah of Tughaban is different from the ‘Noor’ mentioned in the ayah of Ash Shura, as in the ayah of Ash Shura Allah (SWT) has said that Quran has been revealed to Rasool (SAW) in the form of a ‘Wahi’.

We will get further clarification on the ‘Noor’ if we focus on what Rasool (SAW) has said:
•"I myself, and Ali were one light in the Hands of Allah fourteen thousand years (14,000) before He created Adam (as). When Allah created Adam (as) He divided that Light into two parts, one part is me and one part Ali."

In another narration he has said:

•"He created me and Ali from the same light". (Ref: Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal in his Fadail, volume 2, p 663, Tradition #1130, from Abdur-Razzak, from Mu'amar, from al-Zuhri, from Khalid ibn Mu'dan, from Zadan, from Salman al-Farsi, Mizan Al-Ei'tidal, by al-Dhahabi, v1, p235, al-Riyadh al-Nadhirah, by al-Muhib al-Tabari, v2, p164, v3, p154, History of Ibn Asakir)

Thus along with Quran, Rasool (SAW) and Mawla Ali are the ‘light’ and that is why Rasool (SAW) has further told us:

•“Ali is with the Quran and the Quran is with Ali, and these two will never be separated from each other until they reach me at the Hauz-e-Kausar !” (Ref: Jam’a Sagheer, p 56, Kanz-al-Ummal p 30, Izalut-ul-Khifa Maqsad 2, p 279)

So now it is established that Allah is Noor, Quran is Noor, Rasool (SAW) is Noor and Mawla Ali is Noor. Mawla Ali is that ‘Light’ of guidance which was sent down along with Rasool (SAW) and we have to follow him, to remain on the straight path and be guided.

In order to further authentic our above result, let me quote few more ayahs and contemplate on it:

In the Surah-e-Noor, Allah (SWT) has defined His own ‘Light’:
“Khuda to saare aasman wa zameen ka Noor hai, uske Noor ki misaal aisi hai jaise ek taak (sina) hai jismain ek roshan charaagh ho aur charaagh ek shishe ki qandeel main ho aur qandeel apni goya ek jagmagata hua roshan sitara wo charaagh zaitun ke aise Mubarak darakht (ke tael) se roshan kiya jaae jo na purab ki taraf ho aur na paschim ki taraf balke bicho-bich maidan main uska tael aisa shafaaf ho ke agar che aag uuse chuae bhi nahin taahum aisa ma’lum ho ke aap hi aap roshan ho jaeega gharaz ek Noor naihin balke Noor Ala Noor (Noor ki Noor per joat pad rahi hai) Khuda apne Noor ki taraf jise chahta hai hidayat karta hai aur Khuda logo ke samajhane ke waste mislain bayaan karta hai aur Khuda to har cheez se khoob waqif hai. – (Surah-e-Noor, ayah 35)

Hasan al-Basri, Abdul Hasan Maghazil and Shafe’I have mentioned that here “Niche” (taak) means Janab-e-Fatima (A.S), “the lamp (Roshan Charagh)” means Hasan (A.S) and Husain (A.S), ‘‘Blessed Tree (Mubarak Darakht)” means Prophet Ibrahim (A.S). “Light upon Light (Noor Ala Noor)” alludes to one Imam succeeding another and “Khuda apne Noor ki taraf jise chahta hai hidayat karta hai” means the love for descendants of Mawla Ali and Fatema (A.S).

So Janab-e-Fatima (A.S) is Noor, Hasan (A.S) and Husain (A.S) are Noor and rest of the Imams from Husain (A.S)’s lineage are Noor. That means Mohammed wa Aale Mohammed are Allah’s Noor which descended on this earth through the holy lineage of Ibrahim (A.S). If we wish to see Allah’s Noor then, we need to see them. They are everlasting source of Allah’s Divine Light.

Allah has made them carriers of His Noor and thus revealed Himself through them and that is the reason in Surah-e-Ahzab, ayah 33 (Ayah-e-Tatheer, which I had mentioned in my earlier article The Straight Path: Quran and Ahl-ul-bait along with all references) Allah has promised Ahl-ul-bait of Mohammed (SAW) to keep them pious and pure always.

Further in the subsequent ayah Allah says about their house:
“Wo Qandeel un gharon main roshan hai jinki nisbat Khuda ne hukm diya hai ke unki taa’zim kijaae aur unmain Uska naam liya jaae jin main subah wa sham wo log Uski tasbih kiya karte hai.” – (Surah-e-Noor, ayah 36)

In fact being the most pious and purest of Allah’s all creations their house is better than other houses which Allah has allowed to be exalted and His name shall be recited thereon.

Sala’bi has quoted Anas Ibn-e-Malik and Buraida, that when Rasool (SAW) recited this verse, Hazrat Abu Bakr stood up and asked pointing towards the house of Ali (A.S) and Fatema (A.S), whether that house was included in the house referred to? Rasool (SAW) replied saying “Yes, and it is better than other houses to which this refers.” (Ref: Durr-e-Mansur, Vol 5, P 50)

Rasool (SAW) has thus said about Aale Mohammed (SAW)
•“Do not go ahead of them lest ye perish; nor lag behind them, lest ye perish also. And do not teach them for they know more than you.” (Ref: Tabrani as part of Hadees-e-Saqlain, Ibn-e-Hajar Sawaiq-e-Mohraika, vol 24, Chapter 37)

Now when Allah (SWT) has chosen them and given them authority and made them His Noor, would there be a section of people not liking this? Allah has said:

“Yeh log chahte hai ke apne mooh se phoonk maar kar Khuda ke Noor ko bhuja dain aur Khuda iske siva kuch maanta hi nahin ke Apne Noor ko pura hi kar ke rahe” – (Surah-e-Tawba, ayah 32)

Every Imam in his life endured lots of atrocities and hardships and all of them were martyred except the 12th Imam who is alive in occultation. We know how in Karbala Imam Husain (A.S) sacrificed his family, friends and children and saved the religion and thus saved Allah’s Noor. He was martyred but his mission is still alive in our hearts and as promised by Allah in the above ayah, it will remain so.

Now again let us see the following ayahs from Surah-e-Noor where Allah has shown His appreciation for their prayers:

“Aise log jin ko Khuda ke zikr aur namaz padhne aur zakaat ada karne se na to tijaarat hi ghaafil kar sakti hai na kharid-o-farokht ka ma’amla kyonke wo log us din se darte hai jis main khauf ke mare dil aur aankhein ulat jaeengi Uski ibadat isliye karte hai taake Khuda unhain unke aa’maal ka behtar se behtar badlaa ataa farmaye aur apne fazal-o-karam se kuch aur zyada bhi de aur Khuda to jise chahta hai be-hisaab rozi deta hai.” - (Surah-e-Noor, ayah 37-38)

Prayers of Imam Husain (A.S) on the battle field of Karbala are good enough proof of above ayah. And thus Allah has shown His great appreciation for them and their conduct and prayers.

Such was their perfection and greatness that prominent Islamic scholars have said:
•“Whatever did the Progeny of Mohammad (SAW), they did it in the best way” – (Ref: Saheeh Muslim Vol 1 P 266)

Being a Muslim we all believe in the Day of Judgment. The day would be as long as 1000 years as per Quran. And Quran does mentions about its severity. On that day will this source of Allah’s light be our guide? What does Quran have to say? Let us see:

•“Us din kisi ki sifarish kaam na aayegi magar jis ko Khuda ne ijazat di ho aur us ka bolna pasand kare.” – (Surah-e- Taha, ayah 109)

The above ayah says that no kind of intercession will work except for those who have the permission and whose words are liked and appreciated by Allah (SWT).

In the light of above ayah and our reasoning on the topic we can say that Mohammed wa Aale Mohammed are definitely the right intercession as they are Allah’s Noor, their prayers are appreciated and liked by Allah and their house is the most exalted amongst the houses where Allah’s name is recited.

That is the reason Rasool (SAW) has promised us, the lovers of Ahl-ul-bait that:
•“Acknowledgment of Aal-e-Mohammed (the children of Mohammed (SAW)) means salvation from the Fire, and love of them is a passport for crossing the Bridge of Sirat and obedience to them is a protection from Divine Wrath.” ( Ref: “Shifa” by Qazi Ayaz, Part 2, Pg 40)

Now that we have found this everlasting source of Allah’s Noor, let us all pray to our Lord that may He keep us enlightened through this Divine light in this world and hereafter. Aamin