You may be a little shocked that our good brothers at Markaz as-Sunnah Leicester (MSL) www.markazsunnahleicester.com are praying the funeral prayers of the Soofee Barailwees and indeed they are. What do we mean by this, well in the last 5 years there has been surge of these green/gold brooches, like a medal of the alleged sandal of the Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Wassalm) in a bid to receive reward. Sometimes the sandals ie the Na’lain are in the form of other jewellery items like rings, wrist bands and earings and this is what they say,
The Ulema and the A’imma have requested that the Nalain Shareef (sandals) of the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) to be printed on paper and in books. An actual picture of the Holy Prophet’s (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) Nalain Shareef or an impression together with a description of the blessings is utilised to obtain blessings of Nalain Shareef. There are many blessings for a person to keep a picture of Nalian Shareef with him. It is not uncommon to see Muslims of all ages wearing badges in the shape of Nalain Shareef. The Ulema have commanded that it be kissed, rubbed over the yes or kept on the head. It can be used as mediation, cure for illness and has great blessings.
When Musa (Alayhi sallam) went to Mount Toor to speak to Allah Ta’ala he was asked to remove His sandals. However, during Mira’j when the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) went to see Allah Ta’alla He wore His Nalain Shareef but He was not ordered to remove them.Some people say that pictures of the Nalain Shareef of the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) are doubtful, that these pictures are made of the local ink and paper and, therefore, to kiss this picture is not permissible.
The picture of the Nalain Mubarak is the photocopy of the holy sandals, which were used by the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) in His life. It bears the description and the related story connected with it. We pay respect to the Holy Qura’an which is printed on the paper with ink or colour used in its printing. Both the paper and the ink are locally manufactured and these were not brought from the Heaven.
But we give due reverence to it believing it as the print of the Holy Qura’an and no other book. The respect paid to the printed Qura’an is in fact the respect paid to the Holy Qura’an, which was revealed to the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam)It is mentioned in ‘Al-Kalam-ul-Auazeh’ that a venerable saint, Sheikh Ibn-e-Habib Elahi (Rahmathulahi alay) said:
“I placed the sacred impression of the Sandal of the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) over the abscess that did not get healed by any medicine. I got relief at once.”
All praise be to Allaah, the brothers at MSL with their dilligence and painstaking efforts have translated a VERY VERY rare work of Allaamah al-Muhaddith ash-Shaikh, as-Sayyid Muhammad Nazeer Hussain Dehlawee [1320H] from Farsee and urdu to Arabic and inshaAllaah in the near future it will also be available in English, Bi’dhnillaah Ta’ala. The book reprimands the practise and ideology of the Soofee Barailwees with regards to their belief and practice pertaining to the Na’lain of the Messenger of Allaah (Sallalaahu Alayhe Wasalam) which have been cited above.
The brothers at www.ahlulhadeeth.wordpress.com would like to sincerely say a big JazakAllaah Khair to their beloved brothers at www.markazsunnahleicester.com for producing and publishing this outstanding gift to the Muslim Ummah.
Abu Hibbaan and Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari would also like to say a big JazakAllahu Khair to their brother, Zulfiker ibn Ibraaheem al-Memonee al-Atharee for his role and part in the production of this book and the janazah of soofee barailwees.