Lets focus back on the issue:
1) Can someone give me conclusive evidence of the meaning of the term?
2) Can someone give me conclusive evidence of Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips expertise in Persian language to have defined a term and then issued a Fatwa on it? I don't mean to be rude and/or degrading but to the best of my knowledge he doesn't know the language.
The appellation, al-Ghawth al-'Azam, used for Sh. Abdul Qadir al-Jaylani does not mean that he is being described with a quality of Allah. If we accept that argument, then we should also say that the appellation for Abu Hanifa: 'al-Imam al-'Azam' means he is being described with a quality that is exclusive to the Messenger of Allah--sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Brother JayshAllah, I get what you are trying to say, but what you must understand is that a term can be universal in its wording even though it is restricted in its actual meaning. For example, if I say that someone in my class is is the greatest student, that is relative to the classroom, the school, or the district, etc. That doesn't mean that I necessarily believe he is the greatest student ever to walk the face of the earth.
When people use these types of expressions, the use it in a relative or restricted sense that does not violate tawhid. If you dont agree, then do you also hold the same view regarding "Imam al-Azam"?
The appellation: al-Ghawth al-Azam, does not violate tawhid, just as the appellation: al-Imam al-'Azam does not violate risala. And Allah knows best.
When I die, I will not be able to give aid or help to anyone. To say otherwise is to commit shirk, bro.
And yet the Prophet [s] made a big deal about such words, forbidding the Sahabah from using such terminology for himself.these are just words dont make a big issue!!
Many people call themselves Muslims, yet call on other than Allah [swt]. But I agree with you: they are not Muslim.even the weakest, youngest, and the most corrupt of us muslim still know Allah swt Gives Everything!!
I have a book by Imam Bilal Philips in which he praises Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani and said that the Shaykh was an orthodox Hanbali scholar, innocent of the shirk attributed to him by his polytheistic followers.And Br Billil Phillips may be good for dawat put the day when he spoke about people like sh. Abdul Qadir Jillian
We condemn those who do shirk.not insult others if they have different views
Bro, a simple google search proves it. Doesn't take a rocket scientist. "Ghaus" means helper. And Al-Azam means the "The Greatest". There is no doubt in this. For example, Ismi Azam means "The Greatest Name."Issue at hand is conclusively proving that Gaus Al Azam actually means the "greatest helper".
Anyways, here it is on a Sufi website:
LOLLLL!!!Originally Posted by Sufi website
Ninety names for the Shaykh!?
It was hyperbole, bro. But ok fine, it was too much.As far as "May Allah [swt] preserve Dr. Bilal Philips, who has done more for dawah than everyone on this website/forum combined" then the forum has over 10,000 members and your statement is:
a) Logically absurd
But he has done more than any single individual on this forum. That is for sure.
b) Excessive praise and against the Sunnah
Why the melodrama bro?I leave it for you to answer to Allah (SWT) on the day of judgement.
This is called Tawheed Al-Asma Was-Sifaat. It is the essence of that. If that is not, then I don't know what is.
It is not shirk, since Allah [swt] is not a leader. Having said that, it is probably exaggeration.If we accept that argument, then we should also say that the appellation for Abu Hanifa: 'al-Imam al-'Azam' means he is being described with a quality that is exclusive to the Messenger of Allah--sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Fi Aman Allah