The awliya Allah they are always in the presence of Allah. They are never absent from His Presence. That is why there is constant mercy from Allah onto them. Their special spiritual standing have made them a link/bridge for us to be connected with the Prophet. They are the chosen ones. Whoever keeps a connection with them will therefore receive Allah's mercy. Your sitting in their company is never worthless. Nur (light) shines forth from their forehead. They are the ones with taqwa (god-fearing) and Allah exalt people of taqwa. Allah grant them sakinah (peace of mind). Their names and lives are well protected. So are their sight and movement, everything are well guarded by Allah. They have become a good examplar. They have been given right guidance (hidayah) so follow them! Allah gave them mahabbah (love), they walk not save on the path of anbiya. They have a relationship of ehsan with Allah.
One of them is Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani. One great imam, at the mention of whose name makes heart tremble. People feel ta'jub towards him. His da'wah, knowledge and secrets are with Allah. You know the hadith that says if you remember Him (zikr) in a large gathering, He will remember you in a much better gathering than this.
- Habib Umar Hamid al-Geylani
at Mawlid Nabi & Haul of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani in KL, 15 May 2010.