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The writer of the world famous book on Durood Shareef, Dalaa’ilul Khayraat, namely Hadrat Sayyiduna Mohammed bin Sulayman al-Jazuli – may Allah be pleased with him – is also considered as among the Mashaa’ikh of the Shadhliya spiritual order. It is also recorded that over six hundred thousand people became his spiritual disciples in his era. It is also stated that he was martyred by a jealous person who had him poisoned. He passed away in a state of Sajdah either in the first or second rak’ah of the Fajr Salaah. He was buried in the village of Sus and seventy seven years later, his blessed body was exhumed and he was reburied in the city of Marrakesh.


The miracle was that his blessed body was still fresh after they had exhumed his body. It is mentioned that even when he passed away and someone pressed his one cheek, they noticed that after they had removed their finger, the blood returned to its spot. At the same time, his hair was the same as when he was buried.


He passed away on the 16th of Rabi-ul-Awwal 870 A.H. His Mazaar is in Marrakesh. It is also mentioned that until the present day, the smell of attar still emanates from his blessed grave. People also continue to recite the Dalaa’ilul Khayraat at his blessed grave. (Mataali’ul Musarraat, 3)


There is no doubt that Allah Almighty has indeed blessed his special servants and besides their body, even their Kafan remains the same in their graves. All of this proves that even the physical body of these blessed Awliya are protected from the sand of the grave.


This merely again proves the belief of the Ahle Sunnah wa Jamaah that besides being alive spiritually in their grave, the Awliya are also physically alive in their graves. If this is the state of the Awliya, what must be the state of the Prophets who are the most supreme of creation? This is the reason that the Holy Prophet – peace be upon him – has stated that, “Allah Almighty has made it Haraam upon the earth to consume the bodies of the Prophets.”