13: Refutation of Shaykh Akram Awan and Naqshbandi Owaisi Silsila
This exaggeration and condemnation of other Tareeqas and Mashaykh is discussed by Hazrat Shaykhul Islam Allamah Taqi Usmani Saheb (Damat Barakatuhum). More to follow on the subject as translations become available. This is a complete and total rejection of a vast majority of Mashaykh of the subcontinent and claiming that they became mentally deranged but couldn’t get to Aalamul-Amr
In this video (22 minutes onwards) Shaykh Akram Awan claims:
Once his Hazrat asked for a search throughout the subcontinent and they found that during the last 1400 years there were a mere 9 or 11 men whose Muarabaat had reached Aalamul-Amr. In 14 centuries there were not even 14 individuals. Lives were spent, some couldn’t cross beyond Ahadiyyat, some couldn’t cross beyond Ma’ayyat, some become mentally deranged at Fana/Baqa and some became Majzoob. Saalik of Jazb can be counted, those of reaching stages of Arsh can be counted but not even 14 individuals in 14 centuries (throughout the subcontinent). So imagine the status of a person who produced thousands in a matter of a few years, how blessed this person would be? What would be the status of his heart and his rank and stature? He propelled thousands into Aalamul-Amr in a few years...
This exaggerated claims continue on the website:
History bears witness that, in later times, no Shaikh has illuminated the hearts of all his visitors. It is possible that all of his five hundred thousand students were reformed, it is also believable that they acquired religious knowledge, learnt and practised oral Zikr and became noble. However, there may be only five who experienced spiritual feelings, illumi*nated Lata'if and acquired meditations. Gradually, the number of such fortunate people became even fewer. Scan the pages of history of the past fourteen hundred years! The Sufis agree that, Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani-rua is blessed with the highest spiritual status and stations, in the whole Ummah, after the Taba' Taba'in. But, how many of his students did he grant the Robe of Permission and how many people derived spiritual beneficence from him? It is correct that innumerable people benefited from him, reformed themselves, became righteous, acquired religious knowledge from him, but only a select few received the wealth of spiritual beneficence from him.
It is strange that eleven centuries after Khair ul‑Quroon, Allah granted this blessing to Hadhrat-rua at the end of the fourteenth century. I have mentioned this fact many times. Some religious scholars have criticised me and have written to me that I aggrandize my Shaikh under the influence of my love and respect for him. I replied, ‘Please show me a single person of such eminence in history after the Taba Taba'in.’ - nobody responded!
It is an historic fact that, once again, Allah raised a servant of the Holy Prophet Muhammad-saws, who infused spiritual feelings into the hearts of everyone who visited him. He illuminated the heart of every male, female, young, old, educated, illiterate, wealthy and poor, who came to him. This Sunnah was prevalent during the Prophetic era, the time of the Companions and the Taba'in. The Taba' Taba'in similarly acquired this blessing, but the later generations were not so blessed. If the muggers and robbers of that age were reformed, we the muggers and robbers of this age have also been reformed. If the reformation of the Arabs of that time was a miracle, the reformation of people like me is also a great Karamah of the present time, - this is not a small event.
If this be the condition of today’s people, whom we have tried to reform for twenty or thirty years, what would be the condition of those who have had no such exposure? One of our associates is a somewhat difficult person. He lived in the house of one of my friends who was a judge of the High Court. He neither paid the rent nor vacated the house. Once he shot the judge’s dog. The judge felt duly annoyed and came to me complaining, ‘He is your student, performs Allah’s Zikr and yet he has killed my pre*cious dog!’ I told him, ‘You should thank Allah that he performs Zikr, else he would have shot you instead of the dog!’