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Hammaad Makki narrates, “One night, I entered the graveyard in Mecca Shareef and placing my head on one of the graves, I dozed off. While I was sleeping, I saw all the people appear from their graves and were moving from one side to the other. I then asked whether the Day of Judgement had arrived. One of these people mentioned to me, ‘No. However, one of the people in the world who is still alive had recited the Surah Ikhlas and had conveyed the reward to the people of the grave. We have continued to distribute the reward of this among us for nearly a year.’”
What further can be explained about the immense Divine Mercy of the Almighty Allah. Imagine the reward for merely reading Surah Ikhlas! Such is the immense reward of this one specific Surah that these people in the grave continue to distribute its reward among themselves for nearly a year! It also proves that the reward does not seem to diminish.
This fact has also been clearly mentioned in Surah Ma’idah, verse 54:
ذٰلِکَ فَضْلُ اللہِ یُؤْتِیۡہِ مَنۡ یَّشَآءُ ؕ وَاللہُ وٰسِعٌ عَلِیۡمٌ ﴿۵۴﴾
“This is the Bounty of Allah, He gives it whom He pleases.
And Allah is All-embracing, All Knowing.”
This also clearly proves that the reward conveyed by those who are living certainly reaches the Marhoumeen. If only Muslims could bear this in mind and continue to send reward in different forms to the Marhoumeen, it would also proof beneficial to them when they pass away. However, sad to say that there are certain Ulama-e-Su who continue to restrict Muslims from these noble acts.
They say that one is not allowed to make three days, seven days, ten day or forty day khatams because there is no proof of this from the Quran and Hadith, yet, they deliberately ignore the fact that the blessed companions certainly did convey Esaal-e-Thawab for the Marhoumeen using different methods. As a matter of fact, it seems like these Ulama-e-Su actually want to break any connection the Muslims have with their pious predecessors so that they can easily infiltrate the Imaan of Muslims. They also ignore all those acts of Bid’ah which they commit while they continue to condemn the general Muslim masses. At the same time, instead of stopping Muslims from performing these noble deeds, they would be wiser if they continue to stop Muslims from committing clearly Haraam acts such as entering night clubs, etc. However, they completely ignore all of these seriously un-Islamic activities and would prefer to attack innocent Muslims who wish to help other Muslims. (Ruhaani Hikaayah)
Kareem ibn Kareem ibn Kareem ibn Kareem.
Once the Holy Prophet – May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was asked, “O Prophet of Allah! Who is that person who is the son of a Kareem, the grandson of a Kareem and the great grandson of a Kareem and he himself is also a Kareem.” The Holy Prophet – May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – replied, “It is Nabi Yusuf whose father, grandfather and great grandfather were Prophets and he himself was Prophet. In other words, Yusuf bin Yaqub bin Ishaq bin Ebrahim – peace be on all of them.” (Bukhari Shareef)
It is mentioned that once the writer of Anwaar Qamariyah was sitting and pondering on the following issue. He says, “There are certain people who claim that since the Prophets are sinless, how come, Nabi Yusuf – peace be upon him – intended to do evil? However when I saw the Tafseer of Imam Fakhrudeen Razi – May Allah have mercy upon him – which is Tafseer Kabeer, then this question was answered. Imam Fakhrudeen Razi – May Allah have mercy upon him – explains that since Nabi Yusuf – peace be upon him – saw the Divine Testimony of the Almighty, he protected himself from committing any crime.”
This is the reason that the Qur’an clearly states that even the Satan has given up hope of misleading the special servants of Allah Almighty. In Surah Hajr, verse 42, the Almighty declares:
اِنَّ عِبَادِیۡ لَیۡسَ لَکَ عَلَیۡہِمْ سُلْطٰنٌ اِلَّا مَنِ اتَّبَعَکَ مِنَ الْغَاوِیۡنَ ﴿۴۲﴾
“Verily, over My servants you have no control, save those misguided ones who follow you.”
Hence, this proves that the Prophets – peace be upon them all – were certainly sinless and did not commit any transgression.