Corrupt Beliefs Stemming From Fazaa’il-e-Amaal [Story 5]
As we have seen in our last few posts, doing du’aa to other than Allaah is shirk and futile. Even though this is a fundamental principle of Islaam, the Tablighi Jamaat promote calling out to the Prophet (saw) and complaining to him about one’s needs. The following story from Fazaa’il-e-A’maal shows this:
Three men fasted for days on end since they could not find food. One of them went to the grave of the Messenger of Allaah (saw) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, hunger has overtaken us.‘
Soon afterwards a man from the Alawi family knocked at the door. They opened the door and found a man with two servants, each one carrying a large basket with many delicious foods. Then the man from the Alawi family said before leaving, ‘You have complained about hunger to the Messenger of Allaah. I have seen the Messenger of Allaah in a dream and he commanded me to bring food to you.‘
[Fazaa’il-e-A’maal, ch.9, p. 177]
As is the norm in the book Fazaa’il-e-Amaal, there are numerous stories which promote such false stories which cause nothing but corruption to one’s ‘aqeedah.