Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Sufi "Saint" Bayazid Bistami claims to be the Prophet Muhammad (Alaihis Salam)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Sufi “saint” Bayazid Bistami claimed to be the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

According to the book Tadkiratul Awliya, someone asked Bayazid Bistami about the Arsh, he said “I am the Arsh (Throne of Allah)”, similarly, he said “I am the Kursi (Footstool of Allah)”, and he said “I am the Qalam (Pen of Allah)”, and then someone asked about Abraham and Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam), upon which Bayazid Bistami said: “I am him as well”

Reference: Tadkiratul Awliya p. 131

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