Why have we automatically assumed that only a "SUFI" is a Waliullah ?
Do we have any proof for it ?
A scholar,a mujahid,a muballigh....even an ordinary muttaqi Muslim who does not even know the name of Tassawuf is equally a Waliullah.We have somehow restricted the use of this term to 'Sufi,s' only,and we very easily label anyone who talks not in favour of Tassawuf as being a culprit of disgracing AwliaAllah.
Alhamdolillah,I am not one of them.I am in touch with Sufiae karma and I respect them from the core of my heart,but still it looks odd to limit 'Wilayat' to Mashaikh and murideen of a few salasil and leave the rest of the Muslim society out of the fold.The only conditions Quran laid down for Wilayat are "Allazina amano wa Kano yattaqoon".
To elaborate my point: A person who recites La ilaha Illallah all day long,but is not a Mureed in a silsila,nor does he practice dharb and jehr.....neither he considers himself a Waliullah nor others look at him the same way; but another person who is bayat to a Shaikh and practice the same Kalima with dharb and jehr only 200 times a day is considered a Wali by all....and even by himself. Are we in some kind of psychological trape or is it a mass hypnosis ?