بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
(1) Who is criticizing Bahishti Zewar and which matter of it is against the holy Quran and sunnah? Explain it and submit the query again.
(2) Sometimes an awliya and pious people are informed about some matters through kashf (spiritual insight) as per which they inform about the incidents happened in past. Such a condition is not unlikely if one’s heart is free from worldliness and mundane relationships. Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanavi (رحمة الله عليه) writes: “The effect of kashf is that the incidents happening in the world of images which are hidden from common eyes come across their eyes and they see them. This is possible if the heart is free from materialism and mundane relationship.”
In this connection the famous incident of Hadhrat Umar Farooq peace be upon him يا ساريۃ الجبل is a proof. Hence if some pious person tells that this woman shall give birth to a boy or girl out of kashf then it may happen and she can possibly give birth to a boy or girl as per his saying. However, Ulama have briefed about kashf and Ilham that they are suppositions and cannot be taken for granted. In contrary to it, the knowledge of Allah is ultimate in which there is no place for doubt. Thus, there is a difference between the knowledge of Allah and kashf and one cannot be equated with the other. Therefore it was also known that it is ignorance to term it as shirk.
Allah knows Best!
Darul Uloom Deoband