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In the treatise “Ar Rouadul Faa’iq” it is recorded that Hadrat Sayyiduna Habeeb Najjaar – may Allah be pleased with him – was a person who was extremely pious and among the eminent Awliyah of his time. He used to spend his days in fasting and the entire night in Ibadah. If there was any food presented during Iftaar, he used to donate this to others and spend the entire night in Ibadah.


In the morning, in utmost humility, he used to say, “O Allah! I am sinking in the ocean of forgetfulness and walking on the path of sin and transgression. I am dragging along the shawl of disgrace and am lost in the jungle of bad habits and evil deeds. O Allah! This sinful, disgraceful and sick slave has presented himself in Your Divine Court and seeking Your Divine Help and Assistance.


There is only destruction for me, if You do not help me and I will continue to regret if You do not pardon me.”


It is said that when he passed away, he was reading the 24th verse of Surah Yaseen (36) which is:

اِنِّیۡۤ اِذًا لَّفِیۡ ضَلٰلٍ مُّبِیۡنٍ ﴿۲۴﴾


“Undoubtedly, then I am in a clear error.”


Hadrat Sadrul Afaadil Muhammad Na’eemudeen Muradabadi – may Allah be pleased with him – explains in the “Khazaai’inul Irfaan” that, “When Habeeb Najjaar was giving good advice to his people, they started to attack him. They also threw stones at him until blood began to drip from his legs. This continued until he passed away. His Mazaar Shareef is in Turkey.”


It is said that when the Angels approached and started to question about Imaan, he read the next verse of Surah Yaseen (36), which is:


اِنِّیۡۤ اٰمَنۡتُ بِرَبِّکُمْ فَاسْمَعُوۡنِ ﴿ؕ۲۵﴾

قِیۡلَ ادْخُلِ الْجَنَّۃَ ؕ قَالَ یٰلَیۡتَ قَوْمِیۡ یَعْلَمُوۡنَ ﴿ۙ۲۶﴾

بِمَا غَفَرَ لِیۡ رَبِّیۡ وَ جَعَلَنِیۡ مِنَ الْمُکْرَمِیۡنَ ﴿۲۷﴾


“Undoubtedly, I believed in your Lord, so listen to me. It was said to him, enter the garden. He said, ‘would that my people knew.’ As my Lord has forgiven me and has made me of the honoured ones.”


Hadrat Sadrul Afaadil – may Allah be pleased with him – explains in the same treatise that, “When he entered Jannah and saw the bounties inside, this great Saint wanted in some way to inform his people that Allah Almighty had pardoned Habeeb so that his nation could follow the right path of the Prophets.”


However, when Habeeb was killed, the Divine Punishment of Allah came swiftly to these people. Hadrat Jibra’eel Ameen appeared and through the sound of his voice, all of them were destroyed.

Such is the greatness of these Awliyah that while people sleep, they are seeking the Divine Blessings of Allah Almighty and carry on their shoulders this great responsibility. These are those blessed people who would enter Jannah and would be able to see the Divine Vision. In respect of such people, Allah Almighty declares in Surah Yunus (10), verse 62:


اَلَاۤ اِنَّ اَوْلِیَآءَ اللہِ لَاخَوْفٌ عَلَیۡہِمْ وَلَا ہُمْ یَحْزَنُوۡنَ ﴿ۚۖ۶۲﴾


“Listen carefully! No doubt, there is no fear nor any grief upon the friends of Allah.”