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The Truth of Karamat-ul-Awliya'

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The truth of Karamat-ul-Awliya'


(Part No. 1Page No. 574) 

(2) Karamahs (extraordinary events) performed by Awliya' (pious people)
Fourth question from Fatwa No. 9027 
Q 4: Do the Awliya' perform Karamahs? Can they change anything in the heavens or on earth? Do they intercede with Allah for others while they are in Barzakh (period between death and the Resurrection) or not? 
A: Karamah is an extraordinary event which Allah (Exalted be He) bestows on a pious person as an honor to protect him against harm, benefit him, or help him defend people's rights. But a pious person cannot perform these events whenever he wishes just as the prophet could not perform miracles by himself whenever he wished. It is Allah Alone Who helps them to do all these things. Allah (Exalted be He) says: And they say: "Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord? Say: "The signs are only with Allâh, and I am only a plain warner." 
Also pious people are not empowered with any superiority to change things in the heavens or on earth except for what Allah enables them just like all other humans. They can make changes in things like farming, building, trading, and such works which ordinary humans do
(Part No. 1Page No. 575) 
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions! 

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