How to call for help from gous e azam & Shah e Naqsband?


After Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, and salat `ala Nabiyy; I must say that it’s difficult to answer your question without knowing you and your situation. Maulana Shaykh Nazim, may Allah ta’ala sanctify his holy secret, told me that the best Adab (good manner) for a mureed, or a seeker after truth, is to ask spiritual help, or ‘madad‘ from the one closest to himself on the chain. It is better to ask from your shaykh, with whom you have a relation, than to try to jump to famous figures, such as Shah Naqshband or Abdul Qadr Gilani, whom you don’t know. You might put yourself into a test, unwittingly, by asking something over your level and beyond your understanding.

Also, our ‘niyyat‘ – our intentions – are of crucial importance. Allah knows the secrets of hearts and why we ask what we ask, and Maulana Shaykh Hisham, may Allah ta’ala bless him, calls awliyah’Allah,”the spies of hearts”! They have been given from the Lord an ability to know what our real motives might be! So be careful! It is prohibited, for example, to use the shaykh for a worldly benefit, or to use his name to make ourselves important in front of people (or even secretly to ourselves!), or to take revenge on our enemies, or to show miracles, and so on.

Maulana Shaykh Hisham, may Allah ta’ala bless him, said, “It’s the duty of the shaykh to take his mureed to the presence (reality) of the Prophet, sallaLlahu alayhi wa salaam, and then to withdraw himself.” He will train that mureed in all the good manners and characteristics he will need to be admitted to that Holy Presence, salawatu’Llahi wa salaamuhu alayhi. If, in the unlikely event that it should become necessary to seek the intervention of another personality, the shaykh will handle the matter himself, or inform the mureed if something more needs to be understood or acted upon.

An exception is made, insh’Allah, only if the mureed is not in possession of his senses – intoxicated, ‘drunk’ with his Lord’s love – or in extreme danger or emergency. Then, call whom you like, and Allah knows best, and better, wa Rasoul, sallaLahu alayhi wa salaam.

Thank you for your question. Again, salaam!

Abdul Haqq

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