Friday, May 16, 2014
The Passing of a Great Wali
We were saddened to hear of the passing of the great Wali Sheikh Nazim of Cyprus. He has benefited the Muslims with sincere service for many decades. He helped those who sought guidance as well as write many works.
Our condolences go out to the families and his Murids. In this difficult time his Murids should take solace in the recorded lessons and books of the Sheikh. So they can continue to benefit and move on with their spiritual training.
As long as one has these and continues to make dua for the Sheikh; there will remain a connection between the Murids and the Sheikh. As Awliyah do not just benefit by their lives; they also benefit after their passing. So the Murids should not be saddened greatly.
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, "Death is the gift for the believer."
Awliyah look forward to death because they will meet their Creator. They have looked forward to this meeting for several years.
His Murids should now wait to see who is taking their path forward and renew their allegiance. The one who takes the path on will adhere to the teachings of the Sheikh and not fabricate his own.
It remains for us to follow those who follow the Prophets (upon them all peace).
Please see link to Awliyah if you are not familiar with them.