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شبِ اَسْرٰی کے دولہا پہ دائم درود
نَوشہء بزمِ جنّت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Shabe Asra ke Doolha pe daa’im Durood
Nausha-e-Bazme Jannat pe Laakhon Salam
May there be perpetual blessings upon the Groom of the night of Ascension
Millions of peace be upon the Leader of the assembly of paradise-members
شبِ اَسْرٰی (Shabe Asra) : The night of Me’raj (Night of Ascension)
دولہا (Doolha) : Groom
دائم (Daa’im) : Perpetual
نَوشہء (Nausha) : Leader
بزمِ جنّت (Bazme Jannat) : Assembly of the members of paradise
Groom of the night of ascension:
It’s an indication towards all those Ahadeeth that describe the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – being prepared and groomed by the angels to undertake the blessed journey of Me’raj and then welcomed by great Prophets on each level of the heavens.
It is narrated in Bukhari that prior to leaving for Me’raj, the angels gathered around him and bathed him along with Hazrat Jibreel – peace be upon him, opened his blessed chest and filled with the Noor and radiance of Allah, and then the Buraaq was presented at his service as his chosen mode of transport and then began his journey to Me’raj.
Leader of the people of Paradise:
As it has been previously discussed that the assembly of the people of paradise which Allah Almighty had founded, the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – is its leader. Everything in Jannah bore witness to the fact that they belonged to Hazrat Muhammed – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him, for everything has the imprint of its master. The name of the Holy Prophet Muhammed – may Allah be pleased with him – is printed on the gates of paradise, on the foreheads of the male and female Hooris as well as on the leaves of the trees. Allah has bestowed the ownership of paradise upon the Holy Prophet Muhammed – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – and the right to distribute iits membership to whomsoever he wishes.
Few instances of distributing the membership of paradise:
Though the distributi0n of paradise-membership will be proven in its entirety on the day of Judgement but we find instances of his distribution of membership in some Ahadeeth. One such Hadeeth is the famous narration of bestowing its membership upon Hazrat Rabee’ah ibn Ka’b al-Aslami – may Allah be pleased with him. Imam Muslim and Nasa’i have recorded this incident in the words of Hazrat Rabee’ah ibn Ka’b al-Aslami – may Allah be pleased with him – as follows:
I used to serve the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – by bringing water of Wudu and other utilities; such as, Miswak and Salah-mat etc. Once he said to me, “Ask me” and I replied, “I seek your company in Paradise.” He said, “Is there anything else you desire?” “That is all I wish for” I replied. He said, “Then assist me by your excessive prostrations.”
(Muslim, Nasa’i – Ch. The excellence of Prostration)
The woman asked Hazrat Moosa – peace be upon him – for Jannah but look at this villager, what on earth he asks me for?!
It has been narrated by Maula Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – in Tabrani and Makaarim al-Akhlaaq that whenever someone asked the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – for anything, and if he agreed with the demand he would say “نَقَمْ” i.e. Okay in response and if he did not agree with the demand he would keep quiet (as per his wisdom) but never said “No”.
One day, a villager came and asked him for something, and he kept quiet but he was persistent and repeated his request, and then he spoke up and said, “Ask whatever you wish for, O villager.”
Hazrat Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – says, “We felt jealous and thought, there he goes… asking for paradise but then no, he rather asked for a camel which he gave him and said, “What is the difference between this villager and the woman of Bani Israel?!” And then narrated to us the incident in the time of Hazrat Moosa – peace be upon him – when he crossed the ocean and upon reaching the shore with his nation, Allah Almighty commanded the travelers to turn their face away. When he turned back then Moosa – peace be upon him – asked Allah Almighty as to what was the wisdom of this? He stated, “You are by the grave of My Yusuf (peace be upon him), take his body with you.” Nobody knew where exactly his grave was except an elderly woman who acknowledged to be aware of its location but agreed to guide him only on one condition and said, “By Allah, not until you give me what I asked from you.” Hazrat Moosa – peace be upon him – gave her the choice to ask for her wish and she said, “I seek the same level in paradise which has been bestowed upon you.”
Hazrat Moosa – peace be upon him – warned her by saying, “O lady! You should be content with paradise and not ask for such big things but she did not step back and persuaded him for as long as he kept on reasoning with her to retract her demands and in the midst of this, Allah Almighty stated, “Give her what she has been asking for, for it will not increase anything on your part, so give it to her.”
She guided him to the grave of Hazrat Yusuuf – peace be upon him – and Hazrat Moosa – peace be upon him took his body with him.
(Al-Amnu Wal-‘Ula p. 157)
It clearly shows that the woman was asking Hazrat Moosa – peace be upon him – for his company in paradise but this villager asked just for a camel?!
We have read above that Hazrat Rabee’ah – may Allah be pleased with him – asked for nothing other than his company in paradise, for he was aware of the his station but the villager was not yet aware of these realities.