The Belief in Awaited Saviour (a.t.f.s.)

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Tawassul with Hazrat WaIi-e-Asr (a.t.f.s.)

بسم الله الر حمن الرحيم

Literal meaning of Tawassul

At the outset, let us have a look at the literal meaning of Tawassul. Litterateurs have defined Tawassul as follows:

“Doing Tawassul with Allah” means “to seek the mediation of Allah through an action or medium.[1]

Tawassul can also be defined as “(A medium) through which one person seeks nearness to another.”[2]

From the above definitions, it is clear that Tawassul refers to “seeking proximity to someone through an act or through some individual in order to achieve a position or status before him.” It also means “to seek the resolving of one’s difficulties through the performance of an act or through the mediation of an individual.”

The World is a System of Cause & Effect

Allah has ordained this world to be a place of causes and means. Man cannot fulfill all his needs by himself. If he is thirsty, he cannot quench his thirst on his own. In order to quench his thirst, he must employ the “medium” of “water.” Allah has ordained that water shall be the intermediary through which thirst can be quenched. He has ordered man to take the help of water in order to quench his thirst. It is as clear as daylight that water is not “God.” Rather it is a creation of God. The ability to quench thirst is not a quality acquired by water itself. Rather this effect is bestowed to it by Allah. We, therefore, utilize this ability of water as a medium to quench our thirst. Same is the case in all aspects of life. Those who do not believe in God or do not have His proper recognition, seek the solution to their problems through some medium, and when their problems get solved, they express their gratitude to the intermediary while others begin to worship it. However, those who have belief in Allah and are blessed with His correct recognition, after having their problems solved through some medium, are grateful to their Creator. Thus after drinking water, they say “All praises are for Allah.”

The Holy Quran and Tawassul

Allah says in the Holy Quran: Continue reading