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The Hearing and seeing power of the Awliya

Abu Huraira (RA) narrater that Prophet Sallal laahu alaihi wasallam said that Allah said :

Whoever had enmity towards a friend of mine, I declare was against him. My slave did not attain My closeness with anything more beloved than obligatory worship and continues to attain My closeness through supererogatory acts until I make Him my beloved and I become the ears with which he hears, the eyes with which he sees, his hands with which he grasps and his legs with which he walks. If he asks of Me, I will certainly give to him and if he seeks My refuge, I shall certainly grant it.
[Sahih al-Bukhari, v2, p.963]

Imam Razi writes in the exegesis of the verse, Or, do you think that the People of the cave and the Inscription were of wonderful signs?[18:9]
When a person becomes habitual upon obedience, he attains a rank about which Allah says: I become… his ears and eyes. When the light of Allah becomes his ears, he hears from afar as he hears from near and when the light of Allah becomes his eyes, he sees both near and far and when this light beames his hands, he becomes powerful over the disposition of worldly affairs, whether easy or difficult.
[Tafsir al-Kabir,v21 p891,Egypt]

Imam ‘Ali Qari commentates on the hadis, Verily, Allah has forbidden the earth from consuming the bodies of the Messengers:
This is why it is said that the Awliya do not die, rather they go from one place to another[this world to Barzakh].
[Mirqat al-Mafatih Sharh Mishkat al-Masabih, v3, p241]


He commentates the hadis, So invoke blessing upon me for your invocation is shown to me:
Qadi ‘Iyad said that when pure souls become separated from physical connections, they are elevated to the upper realm and there is no veil for them.
They… see everything as if it is in front of them or the angels inform them. There is a secret in this that is only known by those whom is is revealed.
[Mirqat al-Mafatih Sharh Mishkat ak-Masabih,v2,p.342]

Shah Waliullah Dehlvi writes in 2nd volume of Tafhimat Ilahiya:
Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani has authority to influence matters of the whole universe because when he passed away, he acquired characteristics of the higher assembly[mala’ al-a’la…]. He acquired the body that influences the whole universe and he became like a soul.
[Hashiya Ham’at, p 62, Muhammad Nur al-Haq Alawi]

Ibn Taymiyya writes:

One group of people heard the reply of greetings from the grave of the Prophet Sallal laahu alaihi wasallam and the other Awliya and Sa’id ibn Musayyib heard adhan from the grave during Harra. There incidents and other l…ike them are all true and we do not argue against them. The reality is actually far greater than shown in these incidents.
[Iqtida’al-Sirat al-Mustaqhim, p 371]

The leader of the Ghair Muqallids(Wahabi), Nawab Siddiq Hasan Bhopali, writes:

In this world, the Awliya are surrounded by the fear of being dismissed and of their but when they leave this world in the state of Iman, they are both people of…
belief and sainthood.[Baghyat al-Ra’id fi Sharh al-‘Aqa’id, p 87-88]
There sayings from the scholars demonstrate that the powers which Allah bestows upon his Awliya are not restricted to this world but continued after their demise because when their sainthood is intact, its effects will be too.
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