Ghawth and Qutb

Q 4: Some (Sufi) sources keep repeating the names: Ghawth (help), Qutb (chief), `Amud (Pole), etc. The Ghawth is the highest rank of this chain, whereas the lowest rank is granted for the Qutb and the `Amud, etc. These people gather during the days of Hajj to plan for the activities of the upcoming year, Prophet Ilyas (Elias) (peace be upon him) also attends these meetings. Studies have indicated that the Jews of a town named Silmiyyah (in Iraq) founded an underground association in 70 B.C., for retrieving the occupied land taken over by the Magis, but there was no (Part No. 2; Page No. 104) mention of any of Gawth or Qutb in Islam until 800 A.H. Nevertheless, it started to be mentioned in the books since that time, we believe that Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) has created enormous numbers of Angels to implement His Commands, as we know that another four great Angels were appointed to do certain tasks. Is there anything left for Al-Gawth and Al-Qutb to do, despite that they are mortal humans?

A: It is not permissible to believe that any humans can handle or have disposition of the universe with Allah (Exalted be He), whether they are called Ghawth, Qutb or the like. Anyone who believes in any of these things is a Mushrik (one who associates others in worship with Allah) and a Kafir (disbeliever). What these Sufis and others mention with respect to the meeting of Qutbs, Ilyas, Al-Khadir and others is not true; rather it is superstition and deception of Satan - we seek refuge in Allah from going astray and the strayers.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.