Nawaaqidul Islaam : Second Nullifier ”Making intermediaries between you and Allah” by Shaykh ‘Abdullah An-Najmi

Book Name : Nawaaqidul Islaam (Nullifiers of Islaam)

Author : Shaykh Mohammad Ibno ‘Abdil Wahaab (Rahimahuahallah)

Dars by Shaykh ‘Abdullah An-Najmi.

Second Nullifier : Making intermediaries between you and Allah.

الثاني :

من جعل بينه وبين الله وسائط يدعوهم ويسألهم الشفاعة , ويتوكل عليهم كفر إجماعا

Second Nullifier: Whoever places intermediaries between himself and Allaah, asking them to intercede on his behalf, and relying on them, has committed disbelief according to the unanimous agreement of the scholars.


Benefits : 

  1. This Nullifier also falls under First one (i.e Ash-Shirk). However, Shaykh Mohammad ibno ‘Abdil Wahaab made into separate one because many fall into it.
  2. Many people call on dead, so that they intercede for them with Allaah. They seek aid from them and still say this is not Shirk because they say we are not worshiping them. But we see these are Auliyaa of Allaah (i.e those near to Allaah and righteous people). So, we ask them to get closer to Allaah.
  3. In Short, people are merely asking them to intercede for them because they are near to Allaah by being righteous  who will do supplication for them. This is the same claim of the polytheist of the time of Prophet who were from Quraysh. As in Soorah Az-Zumar verse 3, ” And those who take Auliya’ (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say): “We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah.
  4. The Prophet Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam fought against Mushrikeen who had same claim and took their wealth, their women and made their shedding of blood halal.
  5. They are liars and disbelieved by such claim as in Soorah Az-Zumar verse 3, ”Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.”
  6. Those whom they worship neither harms them nor benefits them as in Soorah Younus verse 18, ”And they worship besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with Allah.” Say: “Do you inform Allah of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?” Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!”
  7. Allaah called their action in Soorah 10 : 18 as ”Worship” and at the same time called it as ,”Ash-Shirk” and he called them that, ”they disbelieved ” even though they called it just an, ”intercession”. Thus, Allaah called it Shirk and disbelief.
  8. They say that worshiping idols is only shirk but supplication to dead is not Shirk. But, reality is that they know only one type of Shirk and there are many types. So, whosoever worships stones, trees etc then this all is Shirk, having many types.
  9. Those whom they call upon others besides Allaah have no ability of Interceding and they cannot benefit or harm. As in Soorah Saba verse 22, ”Say: (O Muhammad Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam to those polytheists, pagans, etc.) “Call upon those whom you assert (to be associate gods) besides Allah, they possess not even the weight of an atom (or a small ant), either in the heavens or on the earth, nor have they any share in either, nor there is for Him any supporter from among them.”
  10. The Kuffaar of the time of Prophet Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam believed in Only Tawheed Ar-Rububiyyah (i.e Tawheed in the Lordship ) which is that Allaah is the Only Creator, Provider and disposer of all affairs. As in Soorah Az-Zumar verse 38, ”And verily, if you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?” Surely, they will say: “Allah (has created them)”.                          However, they have disbelieved in Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah by worshiping others besides Allaah. So, even though they believed in first type of tawheed, still Allaah ‘Azza wa jal says they have disbelieved. As in Soorah A-Bayyinah verse 6,” Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.”
  11. Whoever takes an Intermediaries between him and Allaah, and whoever thinks its permissible to do, then he has disbelieved.The type of disbelief which takes a person out of Islaam. And they (i.e Polytheist) have called it something else and not Shirk.
  12. This Type of Shirk happens with mainly people who are Ignorant as there are 2 types of Ignorant:   {1)The one who don’t know that he is Ignorant.        2)The one who knows that he is Ignorant.}  Thus, this happens mainly in both types of Ignorant.
  13. When people of Tawheed disapproves of actions of Polytheist for Interceding then they take people of Tawheed as their enemies. And they think that people of tawheed hate Auliyaa of Allaah ‘Azza wa jal meaning being against righteous people.
  14. They argue and dispute with people of Tawheed by saying that we don’t believe that those Auliya of Allaah create like Allaah creates, or provides like Allaah provides or disposes affairs like Him but we only get near to Allaah through Auliya of Allaah. This statement is Baatil (falsehood) and this action nullify s Islaam.
  15. Allaah commanded us to call upon Him without any Intermediaries as in Soorah Baqarah verse 186, ”And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.”
  16. Allaah Himself commanded us to call upon Him, avoiding Shirk of all types as in Soorah Ghaafir verse 14,”So call you upon Allaah, (being) sincere to Him in religion..”.
  17. The Soofees and those who worship graves, falls into this second Nullifier. And some of them sacrifice near graves. This is clearly disbelief.
  18. Those whom they call besides Allaah ‘Azza wa jal are also Creation like them and hence, they don’t hear their supplication. As in Sooorah Al-‘Araaf verse 194,”Verily, those whom you call upon besides Allah are slaves like you. So call upon them and let them answer you if you are truthful.” And in Soorah Faatir verse 14, ” If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshiping them.”
  19. Taking intermediaries is Major Shirk.
  20. The person has to believe that everything good or bad is in the Hands of Allaah ‘Azza wa jal . So, everything happens by His will and no because of those whom they call.
  21. The Quraysh of the type of Prophet were Polytheist who fell into this type of Shirk.

END OF SECOND NULLIFIER. Wal Alhamdo-lillahi Katheerah.


Reference Audio 2 :

Notes by Ommo ‘Abdillah Al-Baakistaaniyyah.


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