Wilayat E Fitri (natural Wilayat)
Every human possesses this wilayat. The minimum wilayat which man possesses is that he has authority over his body and its parts. However when a part of the body becomes disabled, this wilayat is removed. For example, if hands or feet become disabled or one loses his eyesight or ears become deaf, then the person loses his authority over his body parts.
Wilayat e Sharie
The sharia gives this wilayat to mankind. For example, a father is wali of his daughter or after the demise of father, son becomes his wali, if one adopts an orphan, he becomes the wali of that orphan. Even though this wilayat is common, but only those who embrace islam can obtain this wilayat and come within the circle of shariat e Muhammad (saw).
This wilayat is also not permanent. In certain circumstances it is removed. For example, when a daughter gets married, the wilayat of the father is removed from her, or if a son is disinherited, and when the orphan becomes an adult, then the wilayat of his patron is removed.
Wilayat e Zilli
The third stage of wilayat is one which is obtained through love. When the love of the Wali of Allah is firmly attached inside one's heart, then the noor of wilayat is revealed upon that heart. The secrets of wilayat reveal themselves to his heart. This wilayat is a blessing from Wali of Allah not the personal effort of the one who has it. Hz Salman Farsi (as), Hz Abu Dhar (ra), Hz Messam Tammar (ra), and Hz Bahlool (ra) are included in those Awaliya Allah.
This wilayat can also be removed. For example, if greediness or self admiration comes into one's heart or if he uses this wilayat in order to gain worldly desires. In such circumstances, the wilayat will be removed from him.
The example of Balam Baoor is in front of us. Allah blessed him with His Ism e Azm, but he became treacherous towards the Proofs of Allah, Hz Musa (as) and Hz Haroon (as) and Allah removed this blessing of Ism e Azm from him.
Wilayat e Illahiya Sughra
The fourth stage of wilayat is associated with prophets and their successors. This is a limited wilayat based upon the level of status which the prophet has and cannot go beyond that level.
Wilayat e Fitri (natural wilayat)
The fifth stage of wilayat is associated with those members of Ahlul Bayt (as) whose wilayat is connected with the wilayat of Imam (as) such as Syeda Zainab (sa), Hz Abbas Alamdar (as), Hz Ali Akbar (as), Hz Ali Asghar (as), and Hz Qasim (as). All the Mothers of Masoomeen (as) are also included in this stage of wilayat such as Syeda Aminah (sa), Fatima binte Asad (sa), Syeda Khadija (sa), Shahr Banoo (sa), and all Mothers of the Imams (as).
Wilayat e Illahiya Kubra
The sixth stage of wilayat is associated with the Seal of all Prophets Hz Muhammad (saw). The circle of His Wilayat is spread throughout the entire universe. There is not a one single particle in this universe which does not fall under His Wilayat.
Wilayat e Illahiya Muttaliqa (Absolute Wilayat of Allah)
The seventh and final stage of wilayat is the wilayat of Allah Himself which is free from any limit or conditions and a part of all worlds. Divinity and humanity are not connected. If this connection was possible, then there would be no need for wasila while the words of Quran "Search for the wasila" is a proof that the essence of wasila is compulsory between the Creator and creation.
So we have to admit that there is a wasila and Veil between divinity and humanity which is the source that allows the blessings of Allah to reach to His creation, and this is the wilayat of Allah.
The marifat of this Wasila and Hijab is called the marifat of Allah. From one seed of rizq until the nabuiyat, imamate, and wilayat, absolutely everything comes from this Greatest Veil. No one has claimed to be the Greatest Veil except my Moula (as), Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) ibn Abi Talib (as).
Apparently a claim is worthless without proof, however proof is also worthless without a claim. If a solicitor without filing a claim stands in front of the judge and starts giving a deposition, the first question the judge will ask him is "Mr. Solicitor, have you filed a claim for this testimony which you are presenting today?" Until a claim is filed, no proof will be of any benefit. No one can be included with Ameerul Momineen (as) at the status of Greatest Veil because Moula Ali (as) is Mahzer of Tauheed and doing shirk in the essence of Moula (as) is the same as doing shirk in the essence of Allah. As we have previously mentioned, shirk is always done within wasila not within in the essence of Allah.
What is Religion?
The history of shia is very bloody. The pens of historians are filled with the blood of shia. The history of the shia religion itself is very painful. This is that religion which is so oppressed that it is hidden by both its enemies and its followers. Even today there is no example of the shia religion in any organized form throughout the entire world. People are told that if you offer prayer with your hands at your sides and put your head in sajdah on a piece of clay, then you are shia. If you notice today shia religion has become a copy of sunni religion.
The sign of every religion is its kalima (testimony), and the sign of the shia religion is the kalima "Aliunwaliullah". However today this sacred testimony has been excluded from the shia kalima . Read the tawzih of any mujtihid and you will find the same kalima which is recited by sunnis. Aliunwaliullah has become just a formal thing.
They also do not declare Aliunwaliullah as wajib (compulsory) in adhan either. They have even excluded "Wasi RasoolAllah (saw) wa Caliphatahu billa fasal" because sunnis dislike this. They have declared if you read Aliunwaliullah in your prayer, then your prayer will become batil (false). Now decide for yourself. When the kalima (testimony) itself has been changed, then where is the shia mazhab?
Marifat is the basic pillar of the shia religion because if any person dies without gaining marifat, then based upon the saying of RasoolAllah (saw), he has died the death of a kufr (disbelief) and nafaq (hypocrisy). But today the shia do not even know the meaning of the word marifat.
Many people ask each other "What is marifat"? If someone explains it, then he is labeled nusairi. Even though nusairi is one who believes Ali (as) is Allah and Moula Ali (as) has no Lord. However if someone believes that if we are given millions of lives even then we will not be able to describe all of the attributes of Moula Ali (as), they still believe Moula Ali (as) has a Lord, and also use to worship Allah, such people as this are the true and pure shia.
This is the real shia religion. As Ameerul Momineen (as) Himself says, "Believe that We have a Lord, other than this say whatever you want regarding Our attributes. Even then you will not be able to describe even one of Our attributes because you can never empty an ocean with a cup" ( Bihar ul Anwar) But now people have created boundaries for Moula Ali (as), and anyone who crosses their boundaries is declared as a nusairi.
People are so afraid of this word that without knowing the truth of this word they stay far away from such person who describes the attributes of Moula Ali (as) in this way. This is how those who are in charge of the shia religion have removed its true spirit and made it become a lifeless religion. They have done the same thing to wilayat.
Even though the reality of the shia religion is the wilayat of Ameerul Momineen (as) which is the wilayat of Allah, but these religious landlords have made shia so ignorant in regards to the term wialyat that if you asked them what the true religion is , they would be unable to answer you. Even though the one and only answer to this question is wilayat e Moula Ali (as).
- Sura Room ayah 30: "Then set your face upright for religion in the right state-- the nature made by Allah in which He has made men; there is no altering of Allah's creation; that is the right religion, but most people do not know"
In Usool e Kafi, Tafseer e Qumi, and Tafseer e Safi, in the explanation of this ayah Imam Muhamamd Baqir (as) says "Religion is wilayat of Ameerul Momineen (as). This is the nature and this is the true religion."
Sura ash-Shura ayah 13: "He has made plain to you of the religion what He enjoined upon Nuh and that which We have revealed to you and that which We enjoined upon Ibrahim and Musa and Isa that keep to obedience and be not divided therein" In Tafseer e Safi and Qumi, Masoom (as) says, "Religion is wilayat of Ameerul Momineen (as)".
Sura Tawba ayah 33: "He it is Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth, that He might cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists may be averse." In Usool e Kafi Kitab e Hujjat chapter 107 hadith 91, Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) says, " Wilayat is the religion of truth".
Sura Ma'oon ayah 1: "Have you seen him who calls the religion a lie?" In the tafseer of this ayah, Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) and Imam Reza (as) say, " The religion is the wilayat of Ameerul Momineen (as)".
We have only presented four ayahs from amongst the hundreds in Quran which clearly prove tha
- Wilayat is that nature upon whose basis all of humanity was created.
- Wilayat is the righteous religion.
- Wilayat is the true religion.
- Wilayat is that religion upon which all of the sharia of every prophet depends.
- Through wilayat islam will overcome all other religions.
- Wilayat is that absolute truth which the people deny.
These explanations are a proof that the present shia religion which has excluded wilayat in every aspect is an unnatural, false religion of deniers. Now whoever wishes may remain stuck in this fake religion, but those who wish to be blessed by Allah must search for the true religion.
If you truly want to be associated with the real and true religion, then you must send lanat upon this fake religion. The true religion is that which begins with Moula (as), ends with Moula (as), its zahir (apparent ) is Moula (as) ,and its batin (hidden) is Moula (as),and that is the wilayat e Ameerul Momineen (as). If you wish to rid of yourself of falsehood and begin searching for the truth, our books are very useful in this regard.