I heard from our Grandsheikh Abdullah this tale describing the real powers of Awliya.
He was speaking of the miracles of Sheikh Muhiyyudin Ibn al Arabi; Esh-Sheikh Al-
Akbar. In his books he wrote many predictions for the future. He said: “If ‘sin’ is going
into ‘shin’ then will appear the tomb of Sheikh Muhiyyudin.” After he was killed for
saying to the people: “The God you worship is under my feet,” many years passed with
his burial place in obscurity, until Sultan Selim captured Sham. Selim (initial letter
‘siin’) entered Sham (initial letter ‘shin’) as predicted.

On the first Friday Sultan Selim ordered a bath, and ordered that no one else be
permitted inside. He took off his clothes, and was stepping into the bath-dome when
he saw someone sitting there. He quickly became angry, “Who is that?” Came the
reply, “Oh Sultan, just go and bring soap and a wash-cloth and wash my back.” The
Sultan carried out the order, thinking: “This is no ordinary person.” This person asked,
“Oh Sultan, do you know who I am?” “For the sake of Allah, tell me, who are you?”
replied the Sultan. “I am Muhiyyudin Ibn al Arabi,” said this person. Then the Sultan
kissed his hands and feet. The Sheikh then asked the Sultan to find his tomb and
build a dome and mosque there. “How can I find the tomb?” asked the Sultan. The
Sheikh answered,“Before fajr (the dawn prayer) go up a minaret and look toward Jebel
Qasiyun. You will see a column of light reaching to the sky.”

The Sultan carried out this order and sent workers to dig at that spot. They found
Sheikh Muhiyyudin intact in his shroud. Then the eldest living person in Sham was
brought to show the spot where he had stepped and said: ”The God you worship is
under my feet.” Digging there they found two copper cauldrons filled with gold. It was
used to build the mosque, and to provide three meals a day for all fuqara (the poor).
He said: “If anyone eats and drinks from my charity, even if he is a hypocrite, he must
be changed to real belief in the end.” Now even rich people come on Fridays to drink
soup, hoping to reach that reward. The gold was his blood money. He gave his life for
that charity.

So many miracles there are for the Awliya (saints)of this Ummah (nation), giving an
indication for the proof and power of the Prophet Muhammad (sal). You can’t find
Saints now in any religion except Islam. I am ready to meet with anyone; if someone
says that there is a Saint with miracles from another religion. I am the weakest in this
religion, but I am ready to destroy his miracles with the power of my Grandsheikh. I am
saying this to the whole world.

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