د. أحمد صبحى منصور: لحظات قرآنية 792 : الحج ج 80 : الحج الجاهلى للأضرحة


Peace be with all of you
Welcome to Episode No. 792 of our show “Quranic Moments” titled (Pilgrimage, PART LXXX)
We go on with talking about Sufi pilgrimage; we covered in the previous episode the pre-Islamic-era
pilgrimage of polytheistic Arabs to mausoleums/saints and pagan edifices ‘Kaabas’ in Arabia
We examine now how Sufis revived such pagan practices
Of course, Sufis are more misguide that polytheistic Arabs before Islam; Sufis reject the Quran;
pagan Arabs had no Quran or Divine Scriptures before the era of Muhammad
The Quran urges believers to reject worshiping saints/allies and has made Muhammad convey
this message to his contemporaries; Abraham (in the Quran) urged his people to stop worshiping
their idols/gods Yet, Sufis have rejected the Quran though
they claim to believe in it; they revived pagan practices of polytheistic Arabs before
Islam Sufis are worse than polytheistic Arabs of
Arabia; extremist Sufis insult and blaspheme against the Holy Name of the Lord God; their
words and deeds declare their disbelief in Allah
Many self-deified Sufi sheikhs/saint did so to draw the attention and admiration of their
followers/worshipers Despite their pilgrimage made to several pagan
Kaabas, the polytheistic Arabs revered the Kaaba in Mecca as the Ancient House of the
Lord God In contrast, Sufis hated the Kaaba and resented
tis existence; they urged their followers to reject pilgrimage to Mecca so that their
pilgrimage was made to living saints or mausoleums of dead ones! But Sufis never described their mausoleums
as Kaabas; yet, the Sufi sheikh/saint Al-Disouky described himself as (the Kaaba of the truth)! Besides, some Sufi mausoleums were built in
the shape of a cube like the Kaaba! There was one like that in Cairo, Egypt, during
the Mameluke Era; it is described by the Sufi author Al-Sakhawy; he wrote in his book titled
(Tuhfat Al-Ahbab) that prayers made there are answered by Allah very soon! This book by Al-Sakhawy is dedicated to guide
visitors of Cairo to the locations of Sufi mausoleums which were at the big cemetery
outside Cairo This author wrote about what to do there as
acts of worship or pilgrimage, what to offer, miracles of such saints…etc. Another similar book is by the Sufi author
Ibn Al-Zayyat titled (Al-Kawakib Al-Sayyara) This means it was a habit by thousands of
people to perform pilgrimage to ‘holy’ Sufi mausoleums in Egypt to supplicate to the entered
saints This was a sort of religious tourism in the
Middle-Ages; such visit to tombs of saints were deemed as pilgrimage
We’ve mentioned before that the function of the black-stone at the corner of the Kaaba
is to mark the beginning of circumambulation Yet, within eras of polytheistic notions and
practices, this black-stone has been sanctified and deified until now by most Muhammadans! Likewise, Sufis dedicated ‘holy’ black stones
inside their sanctified Sufi mausoleums For instance, the mausoleum of the most famous
saint Badawi of Tanta, in northern Egypt, is still being worshiped until now since the
Mameluke Era This mausoleum contained a black stone; the
Sufi author Al-Ahmady of the Ottoman Era wrote about miracles ascribed to such stone of the
Badawi mausoleum! He wrote that visitors who came to venerate
the tomb of Badawi touched this stone to draw benediction! This black stone of the Badawi tomb is said
to have the footprints of Muhammad on it! Of course, to worship stones is utter polytheism;
besides, why would Muhammad tread on a stone?! Why would he carve his footprint on it?! This is a very silly Sufi myth! Some Sufi mosques were built to house other
sanctified stones; some of such stones are said to be touched or trodden upon by Muhammad! This is exemplified by a mosque in Damascus
which house a stone which supposedly has the handprint of Muhammad on it! Ibn Taymiyya wrote that such a stone is fake
and the handprint was carved intentionally, in a bad manner, by infidels
Many people sold and bought stones with footprints or handprints ascribed to Muhammad; they circled
Sufi mausoleums while carrying such stones! Abraham rebuked his people that way: “…Do
you worship what you carve? When God created you, and what you manufacture?”” (37:95-96)
The Sufi Author of the 9th century A.H., Al-Sakhawy, wrote that some stone-masons of the Mameluke
era carved footprints and handprints on many stones to sell them to people in markets and
streets, while claiming they belonged to Muhammad! People bought them at high prices to draw
benediction from such stones! The stone-masons at the time cut stones from
the Al-Muqattam hill in Cairo in order to build palaces, Sufi institutions, tombs, and
mosques; this was a hard work with little financial return
In order to make more money, smaller stones were cut and footprints and handprints were
carved on them to be sold to naïve, gullible Sufi masses who draw benediction from such
stones ascribed to Muhammad! Thousands of people came from remote areas
to perform pilgrimage to Sufi mausoleums; their Sufi pilgrimage included worshiping
stones like the black stone at the Badawi mausoleum
The Sufi guardians of such mausoleums received a lot of ill-gotten money that way
The man Badawi was dead and his body turned into dust; guardians of his tomb consumed
food, livestock, and money offered to it The family members and inheritors of Badawi
shared such money; their financial interest entailed that the number of pilgrims to the
Badawi mausoleum would increase They spread Sufi myths that those who performed
pilgrimage to Badawi several times are like those who performed Hajj to the Kaaba in Mecca! Within the Mameluke Era, a ‘holy’ tomb of
the female saint Fatima of Mosul, Iraq, was venerated by the masses in Cairo, Egypt; Al-Sakhawy
wrote people circled her tomb 7 times instead of traveling to Mecca for pilgrimage! They assumed that this way, God will make
them earn enough money to travel to Mecca later on! The Sufi author/poet Al-Bouseiry wrote about
the Sufi saint Al-Shazily… By the way, this poet (who followed Al-Shazily
Sufi order) was excellent at his poetry, but he was a polytheistic poet whose most famous
poem is about deifying Muhammad Al-Bouseiry wrote about Al-Shazily some lines
of verse, describing visiting his tomb and glorifying him as akin to Hajj and Umrah to
the Kaaba and to the Yathreb mausoleum dedicated to Muhammad! This means this poet urged people not to travel
to Mecca for pilgrimage, as they can save their money by performing pilgrimage to Al-Shazily
mausoleum and glorifying him instead! Such proofs show that Sufis revived the pagan
habit of performing pilgrimage to mausoleums/edifices deemed as ‘holy’; they are worse than polytheistic
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2 thoughts on “د. أحمد صبحى منصور: لحظات قرآنية 792 : الحج ج 80 : الحج الجاهلى للأضرحة

  1. الله يجزاك خير الجزاء ويرزقك الله الصحة والعافية والجنة ان شاء الله

  2. السلام عليكم اهل القران ونسأل الله ان يجعلنا كذلك ارى ان وضع الخلفية بهذه الطريقة غير مناسبة لكتاب الله وارجو استبدالها بشعار اهل القران مثلا والله من وراء القصد

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