Wali’s limits


Hakim al Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) said,

‘A friend of Allah (wali) can never reach the status of any of the Prophets.

The acts of worship (that are essential) can never be waived off. On the contrary the elite (friends of Allah) are instructed to do more acts of worship.

However, a majzoob, who has a overwhelming state is excused.

The wali is neither infallible (m’asoom) nor can he reach the status of the Companions (of Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him peace). Allah says in this regards,

‘You are the best ‘Ummah ever raised for mankind.’ [3:110]

And the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said,
‘You are the best nation out of the people.’

Moreover, there is consensus (ijma) of the scholars that all of the Companions are just.

Abdullah ibn al Mubarak (Allah have mercy on him) who was from the taba’een, said, ‘the dust in the nose of horse that Sayyidina Muawiyah (Allah be pleased with him) rode is better than Owais al Qarni and Umar al Marwani (Allah have mercy on them.’

Taleemud Deen, page 128

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