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فَاِنَّ اَمَّارَتِى بِالسُّوْٓءِ مَااتَّعَظَتْ

مِنْ جَهْلِهَا بِنَذِيْرِ الشَّيْبِ وَالْهَرِمٖ

 

FA INNA AMMAARATEE BISSOOEE MAT TA’AZAT

MIN JA’HLIHA BENAZEERISH SHAYBI WALHARAMI

 

My Ardent Soul, due to ignorance, prevented me from listening to the advice of the old, which should be have respected.

 

Regarding the research of the Soul, some intellectuals believe that it is in a special bodily form, and some went towards the direction that this bodily organ remains from the beginning of one’s life till the termination of one’s life.

 

Ibn Rawandi says that the Soul is the name of that organ which is not solitude in the heart but it is that organ which is a beautiful light that travels in the body, just like how the flame burns, in the coal.

 

The Physicians opinion is that the Soul is a strong organ that is inside the right side of the heart. The same thing is called Animal Soul (Al-Rooh al-Haywaani)

 

Some say that the Soul is a strong organ, which is inside the brain and it’s called the Human Soul. (Al-Nafs al-Insaaniya)

 

The Leaders say that the Soul is a solitude gem. It has no link nor used by the body. It is called Human Soul.

 

It is that thing that is controlled according to the Commands of Allah. When it is summoned, it is responsible for the operation of the organs. The same thing distributes these characters in the body of Humans.

 

It is through this stubbornness of this Gracious Soul, which resides in the most Sublime Paradise and does good things and place’s prohibition on man.

 

This Soul is in the control of the lowest of the low people i.e. the Shaytaan. Besides the actions of human being, it does not do anything else. Its duty is to stop one from doing good things.

 

The Sufis view is that the Soul has 7 stages.

 

  1. Al-Nafs al-Ammara (The baser self) – This is that Soul, which is linked to the desires, it commands one towards the desires of lust.

The heart is attracted towards the inferior direction. It is responsible for all the evil materials and source of characters, because it is the origin of pride, greed and lust. Its roots are jealousy, anger, miser and disgrace.

 

  1. Al-Nafs al-Lowwaama (The conscious Soul) – It is enlightened through the Noor of the Heart and is in control of a Conscious Person. When it does anything wrong it feels ashamed. It is the source of Repentance and is the origin of pride and desire.

 

  1. Al-Nafs al-Mutma-innah (The peaceful Soul)- It is enlightened through the Noor of the Heart so much, that it is cleansed from all the responsible qualities. It then creates a Glorious Character.

 

  1. Al-Nafs al-Mulhimah (The inspired Soul) – This is that Soul on which Allah sends Inspired Knowledge and grants it absolute Dominion of Humility, Contentment and Generosity. That is why it is the source of tolerating patience, and being gracious.

 

  1. Al-Nafs Raadhiya (The pleased Soul) -This is that Soul with which Allah is Pleased and Grants it, the effects of Pleasure and makes it’s source as Miracles, Sincerity and Remembrance.

 

  1. Al-Nafs Mardhiyyah (The satisfied Soul) – It is that Soul with which Allah is Pleased in every condition and defined it with the Qualities of, Allah is Pleased with it. The Knowledge of the Essence of the Soul is derived through it.

 

  1. Al-Nafs Saaliha (The pious Soul) – This is that Soul on which the Secrets of Allah are exposed and it becomes the Guardian of these Secrets.

 

The first Soul is the Soul of the Non-Believers, Shayaateen and Sinners.

The second Soul is the Soul of the Believers and non-Sinners.

The third Soul is the Soul of the Scholars and Ulama.

The fourth Soul is the Soul of the Teachers and Learned People.

The fifth Soul is the Soul of the Beloved Saints of Allah.

The sixth Soul is the Soul of the Arifeen (Gnostics)

The seventh Soul is the Soul of the Prophets.

 

Whatever Allama Bosairi (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) described in this Couplet, was from the fifth Soul as he was a Perfect Saint, a Person capable of showing Miracles.

 

He was referring to the breach of the Soul when he said Fa Innah Ammarati Bis  Soohi just like Sayyidina Yusuf (Peace be upon him) said: Wama Ubarrihu Nafsi Innan Nafsa La Ammaratum Bis Sooh.

 

Now the whole meaning of this Couplet is: My Soul that was making me helpless towards the bad deeds which was due to its ignorance, if not my old age used to guide it properly and advise it.

 

وَ لَاۤ اَعَدْتُّ مِنَ الْفِعْلِ الْجَمِيْلِ قِرٰى

ضَيْفٍ اَلَمَّ بِرَاْسِىْ غَيْرَ مُحْتَشَمٖ

 

WALA A’ADDAT MINAL FIH LIL JAMEELI QIRA

DWAYFIN ALAMMA BERA’SI GHAYRA MUHTASHAMI

Such a Visitor sat on my head, without any problems and old age appeared before it, but I did not prepare any good deeds for the goods of this Visitor.

 

This Couplet is directed towards the above Couplet: My Nafseh Ammara (Ardent Soul) entertained and prepared for that Great Visitor that was sitting on my head when it became bald.

 

It prepared me for good deeds when the visitor came, and when old age became my guest.

 

It was compulsory for my Soul, to entertain this Visitor, with such good deeds, which would have been a very great thing, but humbleness says, that this Soul became such that it did not respect or entertain this great and noble Visitor.

 

لَوْ كُنْتُ اَعْلَمُ اَنىِّ مَاۤ اُوَقِّرُهٗ

كَتَمْتُ سِرًّا  مبَدَالِىْ مِنْهُ بِالْكَتَمٖ

 

LOW KUNTU AH’LAMU ANNI MAA UWAQ-QIRUHU

KATAMTU SIRRAM BADAALEE MINHU BILKATAMI

If I only knew that I could not respect this guest of mine, I would have concealed the whiteness of my hair, with some henna or dye.

 

Allama says that only if I had knowledge of this that I will not be able to entertain this noble and beloved old age in a nice manner with good things. Then I would have hidden the secret of this white hair from being exposed. I would have covered it with some dye and no one would have known my secret.

 

مَنْ لِّىْ بِرَدِّ جِمَاحٍ مِّنْ غَوَايَتِهَا

كَمَا يُرَدُّ جِمَاحُ الْخَيْلِ باِللُّجُمٖ

 

MAL LEE BARADDI JIMAAHIN MIN GHAWAYATIHA

KAMA YURADDU JIMAAHUL KHAYLI BIL LUJUMI

Is there anyone who can control my astray self, like the rein in the horse’s mouth, which curbs its movements?

 

Allama has shown a beautiful way of getting saved from this wayward Soul that the hearer feels he is speaking about his own condition whereas he is teaching something to the servants of the Soul.

 

He says that for the rectification of this wayward Soul, the advice of a Murshid-e- Kaamil (Perfect Spiritual Teacher) will be the best answer which, will be a harness for this Soul.

 

That is why Hazrat Baayazid Bustaami (alayhir rehmah) said: Man lam Yakun lahu Sheikh Fa Sheikha Shaytaan (Whoever does not have a Peer then his Peer is the Shaytaan).

 

The Holy Quran says:

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللہَ وَابْتَغُوۡۤا اِلَیۡہِ الْوَسِیۡلَۃَ وَجٰہِدُوۡا فِیۡ سَبِیۡلِہٖ لَعَلَّکُمْ تُفْلِحُوۡنَ ﴿۳۵﴾

‘O believers! fear Allah and seek the means of approach to Him and strive in His way, haply you may get prosperity.

 

Allama says Mal Lee and denies this information, he further says that today you cannot find a Peer who can guide you from the astray path and bring you to the right Path, and stand responsible for it.

 

That is why he says: My Soul is drowned in the Sea of Vice and Disobedience. Who will take responsibility for this besides Allah?

Though Allah has said in the Holy Quran:

وَّ لِکُلِّ قَوْمٍ ہَادٍ ٪﴿۷﴾

A guide to every people.

 

Alas! in this era, this Silsila of Peer Mureedi has become a business or like the play of the children. This heredity is also getting distributed. If the father dies, the son becomes the successor, though they’re maybe many who are more qualified or much better than him. The Cloak is given to him and he is made to sit on the seat of his father.

 

Maybe it was due to this custom that the signs of the Masha’ikh-e-Salaf (Past Sheikhs) were lost.

 

So Allama has ambitions and says: “May I meet such a Peer, who can harness this horse, which is my Soul and guide it towards the Straight Path.”

 

Imam Ghazaali (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) said: “Oh Human Being! By having confidence in anger, you are like a dog. By having confidence in desires, you are like a four-legged horse, having confidence in sense; you are like a delightful breeze. Your orders are just, by fulfilling their rights from internally, through its assistance you will gain control over it. You will attain Nobility and Prosperity in both Worlds. If the horse shook with you or the dog became disciplined, they both will be captured through the sense, then Victory and Success will be easy, if not you will be destroyed.”

 

 

فَلاَ تَرُمْ بِالْمَعَاصِىْ كَسْرَ شَهْوَتِهَا

اِنَّ الطَّعاَمَ يُقَوِّىْ شَهْوَةَ  النَّهِمٖ

 

FALA TARUM BIL MA’ASI KASRA SHA’WATIHA

INNAT TA’AAMA YUQOWWEE SHA’WATAN NAHIMI

Do not think or hope that by committing sins continuously, the desire of committing sins will come to an end.

Indeed, over-eating increases the greed of the appetite.

 

Oh One who has kept his Soul decorated with the love of lust! Take this thought out from the heart, that you will be able to refrain from sins, after committing numerous sins. The sins increase the lust of the Soul and it becomes stronger. Just like over-eating increases the greed for the appetite.

 

وَالنَّفْسُ كَالطِّفْلِ اِنْ تُهْمِلْهُ شَبَّ عَلٰی

حُبِّ الرِّضَاع ِوَاِنْ تَفْطِمْهُ يَنْفَطِمٖ

 

WAN NAFSU KAT TWIFLI IN TUH’MILHU SHABBA ALAH HUBBIR RIDAAHI WA IN TUFTIMHU YANFATIMI

Nafseh Ammaara is like the suckling baby. If it is not forcibly stopped, then it will continue to suck and grow strong in this manner, but if it is stopped within the period, that one desires, then he will leave the milk easily.

 

The Soul is under the control of man. So the Ardent Soul should be controlled according to the manner of one’s wishes. One should not be under its control.

 

One must learn from here, that till what age one is called a Tifl and then further from there what does one call him? While the child is in the womb it is called Janin. (Foetus) After it is born, it is called Waleed. (Offspring) While it begins to drink milk, it is called Tifl. (Infant) After this period he is called Sabeeh. (Youth) Then Marahiq. After this till he is 19yrs. He is called Gulaam. (Teenager) From 19 – 34yrs. He is called Shaab. (A Young Man)

From 34 – 51yrs. He is called Gahal  (Adult) The remaining years of his life he is called Sheikh. (An Old Man)

 

One Saying relates that Tifl is that child who is two years old.

 

This is the reason that Allama used the term Wan Nafsu Kat-Tifli and not Sabeeh, because Sabeeh sounds more like a matured age.

 

The whole motive was to show that from the beginning, if the Ardent Soul is disciplined in the proper way, it accepts guidance. Just like the suckling babe can easily leave the drinking of milk within the two years.

 

If he is given milk after this, for another year, due to love, then the child develops the habit of drinking milk and the desire becomes stronger and he refuses to leave the milk. The mother has to keep cracking her head and he will make her fed up, if she now tries to make him leave the milk.

 

Same how the Ardent Soul, if it is not stopped early, from committing sins, then when one will grow up committing sins, till he is young and it will destroy him.

 

فَاصْرِفْ هَوَ اهَا وَحَاذِرْاَنْ تُوَلِّيَهٗ

اِنَّ الْهَوٰى مَاتَوَلّٰی يُصْمِ اَوْ يَصِمٖ

 

FA ASRIF HAWAHA WA HAAZIR UN TAWALLIYAHU

INNAL HAWA MA TAWALLA YUSMI OW YASIMI

Pull in the reins of your Ardent Soul. Do not let it overpower you, nor let it become the master. Indeed, when the Ardent Soul becomes the master, it will ruin you or make you a defaulter.

 

Since we now know what an evil the Ardent Soul is, we should rush quickly in stopping its desires and have fear of its acts. It must not happen that it becomes the ruler and overpowers you. It then begins to use the kingdom of your sense and your sense becomes overpowered. The conquering of the well-mannered Soul becomes a distance towards Allah.

 

That is why the Quran says:

وَلَا تَتَّبِعِ الْہَوٰی فَیُضِلَّکَ عَنۡ سَبِیۡلِ اللہِ

And follow not desire, otherwise it would cause you to go astray from the path of Allah.

In another place it says:
وَمَنْ اَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ اتَّبَعَ ہَوٰىہُ

And who is more astray than one who follows his own desires.

 

It is related in a Hadith that there are 3 things, which can be the destroyers.

  1. Superior Fugitive.
  2. Follower of the desires
  3. A Proud Person and a Boaster.

 

Hazrat Ibrahim bin Shaybaan said that he never slept under a roof for 40 years. In Risaala Qasheeri – Abi Turaab Nakhshi relates that his Soul never desired a thing, but once while he was on a journey, it asked for egg and bread. He passed a town and the people mistook him for a thief and he was struck 40 times with a whip. After this they took him to a house and gave him egg and bread. So he said to his Soul, now eat this egg and bread, which you earned after being whipped 40 times.

 

In one incident it is related that there was a King who possessed a very large Kingdom. It was his habit that in Ramadaan he used to keep Fast.  From Asar till Iftaar, he used to be occupied in listening to music, so that time will pass quickly and he would not feel the Fast.

 

One day a Pious Peer passed that place and he felt that it was necessary to awaken him, from this carelessness, as this was the time of Mercy and Forgiveness. So he entered the Palace of the King, hit the musicians, chased them away and broke al their musical instruments. When the King saw this, he became very angry, he ordered his servants to catch him. They caught him and brought him in front of the King. The King asked: “Why did you do all these things?” He replied: “These things were from the rejected, I was ordered by Allah to destroy all these rejected things.” The King asked: “Do you not have any fear for me?” He replied: “Whatever punishment you will inflict on me I will have patience over them because Allah has Commanded Wasbir Alah Maa Aswaabaka. I do not have any fear for you because you are the slave of my slave.” When the People heard this, they said: “Alas! The Sheikh has lost his senses.”

 

He replied: “I have not lost my senses. I am saying this again that the King is the slave of my slave because human being possesses two conditions.”

 

  1. He can conquer his Soul and rule over it and whichever Ibaadat he wishes he can take it towards that direction.
  2. He lets his Soul conquer him and under it’s rule, he hands over his Bodily Kingdom to the Soul.

Oh King! Now show me in which condition do you belong to? The King thought and said that he was in the second condition.

 

So the Sheikh said that the Soul is my slave and you are the Soul’s slave. So you are the slave of my slave. Do you agree now? The King agreed with justice and asked for Repentance and took Bai’at from him.

 

وَرَاعِهَا وَهِىَ فِیْ الاَعْمَالِ سَآئِمَةٌ

وَّاِنْ هِىَ اسْتَحْلَتِ الْمَرْعٰی فَلَاتُسِمٖ

 

WARAA-IHA WAH’YA FIL AH’MAALI SAA’IMATUN

WA IN HIYAS TAHLATIL MAR’AH FALA TUSIMI

Keep an eye on that Soul that eats the good deeds, if it goes beyond the limit and finds eating tasty, then stop it from eating.

 

Allama guides and teaches us about the rectification of the Soul by saying: “Guard that Nafseh Ammara (Ardent Soul) very cautiously because it is like a jackal among the free animals. If it appears before the good deeds and intends devouring them, then keep a watchful eye over it, so that you do not suffer any losses”.

 

This is why when this Soul joins in for some Voluntary Prayers, it begins to find pleasure in those Prayers, it then creates food for astonishment and pride. It then begins to show its honour and pride among the Community, which is very harmful for a Holy Person.  So if you find the Soul in this condition, among the Good Deeds, then do not leave it free, but secure it firmly.

 

That is why the Followers of Sufism translate this Couplet in this manner:

Oh Ahrif Billah! (Mystic or Holy Person) Kill your Soul in the Love of Allah and gain His Pleasure. Do not remain involved in counting the good deeds because this is the work of the Ulama and Zahid. (Pious) Get drowned repeatedly in the Beauty of His Presence and leave out, looking at the Qaida (Sitting), Ruku (Bowing) and (Sajda) Prostrating.  If you remained engrossed in this drowning, then you will become the Beloved and if you proceed further, then you will become the Desired.

 

كَمْ حَسَّنَتْ لَذَّةً لِّلْمَرْءِ قَاتِلَةً

مِّنْ حَيْثُ لَمْ يَدْرِ اَنَّ السَّمَّ فِیْ الدَّسَمٖ

 

KAM HASSANAT LAZZATAL LIL MARHI QAATILATAN

MIN HAYSU LAM YADRI ANNAS SAMMA FID DASAMI

Many times the Soul chose such luxuries of this world that were very harmful for the human being.

He did not even know that this tasty chicken was spiced with a dangerous poison

 

Nafs Ammaara deceived man in such a manner that outwardly, it’s evils seemed like good things. He did not even realise that from inside it was very poisonous.

 

وَاخْشَ الدَّسَآئِسَ مِنْ جُوْعٍ وَّمِنْ شِبَعٍ

فَرُبَّ مَخْمَصَةٍ شَرٌّ مِنَ التُّخَمٖ

 

WAKHSHAD DASA-ISA MIN JOOEEN WAMIN SHIBAEEN

FARUBBA MAKHMASATIN SHARRUN MINAT TUKHAMI

Fear the Soul’s deception, cheating and temptations, in hunger and filling the belly as hunger for a long period is more harmful than constipation.

 

There are 16 types of Amar (Commands or Orders). Here are some examples from the Holy Quran and Hadith:

 

  1. Amreh Ijaab i.e. Perform Salah and give Zakaat.
  2. Amreh Nudub i.e. When one does any transaction, have it in writing.
  3. Amreh Taadeeb i.e. It is narrated in the Hadith: What is in front of you, eat it.
  4. Amreh Irshaad i.e. Accept the testimony of two men.
  5. Amreh Ibaahat i.e. Drink everything legal.
  6. Amreh Tahdeed i.e. Whatever you do indeed Allah has Knowledge of it.
  7. Amreh Itnaan i.e. Eat from the Sustenance of Allah which is Legal.
  8. Amreh Ikraam i.e. Enter with Peace.
  9. Amreh Ta’jeez i.e. You will never find another Verse like this.

10.Amreh Taskheer i.e. They all became monkeys.

11.Amreh Ihaanat i.e. Indeed You are the Most Precious and Most Generous.

  1. Amreh Taswiya i.e. Have Patience.
  2. Amreh Dua i.e. Oh Allah! Forgive Me.
  3. Amreh Tamanna i.e. Make the night longer so that I can complete my Ibaadat
  4. Amreh Ai’tiqaad i.e. From Dust we come and to it we will return.
  5. Amreh Takween i.e. Be and it becomes.

 

Hazrat Abu Suleman Durraani (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) had exposed some beautiful Pearls regarding those who eat till they are full:

  1. Whoever eats till he is full will never achieve the sweetness of Ibaadat.
  2. It is difficult for him to protect the Knowledge.
  3. He is deprived of the Mercy over Creation.
  4. He finds it difficult to make Ibaadat.
  5. His lust increases.
  6. When all the Believers are found roaming around the Mosque, you will find him roaming in the dirty and filthy places.

 

Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) advised Hazrat Maaz (May Allah be pleased with him) that: The Soul of Man is his Transport, make your transport according to how you wish, if you cannot do so, then make it soft through hunger.

 

Eating is Fardh in one condition i.e. if one eats, in order to save his life. Regarding this, the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: “Allah grants a good deed for every morsel that a servant puts in his mouth”.

 

To eat is also Mustahab, if one eats with this intention, that one does not become weak in performing the 5 daily Salah. Regarding this the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: A healthy Believer is more beloved than a weak Believer is.

 

 

وَاسْتَفْرِغِ الدَّمْعِ مِنْ عَيْنٍ قَدِ امْتَلَاَتْ

مِنَ الْمَحَارِمِ وَالْزَمْ حِمْيَةَ النَّدَمٖ

 

WASTAFRIGHID DAM’AH MIN AYNIN QADIM TALA’AT

MINAL MAHAARIMI WALZAM HIMYATAN NADAMI

Shed Tears with those eyes, which are filled with illegal visions. Be ashamed of committing such acts, and regard it as compulsory, to refrain from them.

 

There is no pleasure in the staying awake or while sleeping like the pleasure that I felt in crying, in the last part of the night.

 

Oh negligent Person! Those eyes that were filled with illegal visions and became unclean, shed tears and purify them. The flowing of tears cleanses all types of his impurities, which one had committed.

 

The Pious Elders for the same reason said: By shedding tears, the sins get washed and the stages are raised. One Sinner on the Day of Qayaamat will be called and all his part will testify against him, and expose the sins that he had committed. He will then be sentenced to be thrown into the Fire of Hell.

 

Suddenly one hair from his eyelid will fly in the air and come and request that it wants to testify. Allah Ta’ala will grant it permission to speak. It will say: “Oh Allah!  I am the witness that this person used to cry, due to Your Fear. Allah will forgive that person.” A Voice will call out: This person has been freed due to the testimony of one hair.

 

Hazrat Hujjatul Islam Allama Haamid Raza Khan (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) was asked: For whom does this Ayat refers: Feehima Aynaani Tajriyaan?

 

He replied: “Huma Liman Aynaani Tajriyaan.” These two Ponds of Paradise are for those People, whose two eyes used to shed tears due to the Fear of Allah.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

وَخَالِفِ النَّفْسَ وَالشَّيْطَانَ وَاعْصِهِمَا

وَاِنْ هُمَا مَحَّضَاكَ النُّصْحَ فَاتَّهِمٖ

 

WA KHALIFIN NAFSA WAS SHAYTAANA WA’SIHIMA

WA-IN HUMA MAHADAAKAN NUS-HA FATTAHIMI

Oppose both Shaytaan and your Ardent Soul. Do not give in to them, for their advice however good, is still suspicious and doubtful.

 

From the first line of the Couplet, it is clear that the Ardent Soul and Shaytaan from the beginning are the enemies of Human Being. To rely on the first enemy is a big mistake and very harmful. That is why Allama says that even if the Soul or the Shaytaan shows some good things. You must think carefully and follow it, because there maybe harm in these things also. Always regard it as suspicious and doubtful.

 

Hazrat Ahmad bin Arqam (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) relates his experience: Once my Soul advised and forced me to go for a battle. I was surprised when I heard this advice and thought: Oh Lord! What is the reason behind this? You have said that the Ardent Soul always advises one to go towards the wrong side whereas its advice seems to be sacred and good.

Then I understood the reason why it was telling me to go to the Battle:  Through this I will become famous and gain popularity among the people, and gain respect. So I did not go for that battle and said to the Soul: For Islam I am prepared to be the first person to go, and give my life, but this time, I am refusing to go, because you have made the request. So the Soul said: “Oh Ahmad! You used to kill me many times during the day and I wished, only once, to take revenge, getting you killed through this excuse and gain freedom. I was unsuccessful in this also.”

 

Regarding the mischief of Shaytaan, Moulana Rumi (alayhir rehmah) has written in his Masnawi Sharief that Hazrat Muaawiya (May Allah be pleased with him) was sleeping. Before dawn the Shaytaan came to him and said Hayya alal Falah (Come towards Success). Hazrat Muaawiya recognised him and said: Why have you come to say Come towards Success? You job is to make everyone’s Salah Qaza.

 

The Shaytaan replied: One day your Salah became Qaza and you could not follow the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), due to its sadness you remain sad for the whole day and cried and due to this your good deeds were doubled. So I had fear that today also, if you missed the Salah you will do the same thing and double your good deeds.

 

That is why Allama guides us and says that one should be alert against its decision and go against it, because there is some mischief in it.

 

وَلاَ تُطِعْ مِنْهُمَا خَصْمًا وَّ لاَحَكَمًا

فَاَنتَ تَعْرِفُ كَيْدَ الْخَصْمِ وَالْحَكَمٖ

 

WALA TUTI’H MINHUMA KHASMOW WALA HAKAMAN

FA ANTA TA’REEFU KAYDAL KHASMI WAL HAKAMI

Do not obey the advice of the Soul or the Shaytaan, as you know of their deception and tricks.

Do not follow the Soul and Shaytaan, even if it seems good to you, as you know of their tricks and ways, do not fall into their deception.

 

Sha’ree Zarkasee says that this Couplet of the Qasida was the most difficult one of all the other Couplets because the attachment of the Soul to the Shaytaan. I could not understand it and I was not satisfied.

 

So I concentrated towards the Soul of Hazrat Allama Bosairi (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him). It was revealed to me that if you pondered towards this Couplet then everything would have been exposed to you. I said: “Hazrat I want to hear the Commentary from your tongue.”

 

So Allama explained: Human Being has three complainants:

  1. Heart
  2. Soul

 

When the heart intends to do anything, then the Ardent Soul (Nafseh Ammaara) forbids it from doing it. They both have a quarrel and they present their case to the Shaytaan.  The Shaytaan then, in this case gives the verdict. So according to this, the Shaytaan became the Master and the Soul became the slave. The Shaytaan then forces it towards some bad deeds and the Soul has to agree.

The Shaytaan insists that that order must be carried out and it gives this order to the Soul and the Soul decides and listens to the Shaytaan. Due to this, the Shaytaan becomes the enemy of the heart and the heart becomes the Judge.

 

So regarding this we were told Fa Anta Tah’lamu Kaydal Khasmi Wal-Hakami. You are well aware of the deceptions and tricks, so do not listen to them both and stay on the Straight Path.

Now the question arises that how can one find a solution or protection from the Soul and Shaytaan’s deceptions.

 

The Sacred Sufis said: The Believers ammunition to overpower the Shaytaan and destroy its deceptions are: “Awoozu Billahi Minash Shaytaanir Rajeem, Bismillahir Rehmaanir Raheem, Lah ilaahaIlaaha illallah Muhammadur Rasoolullah.” Keep away from the raw ambitions and don’t let disgust or the worlds conquer the Religion.

 

Once the People complained to Hazrat Kwaaja Hassan Basri (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) about the oppression of the Shaytaan. He replied: He had just come now and complained about you all and said: Tell the People that they must leave my world and then I will not attack their Religion.

اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ مِنْ قَوْلٍمبِلاَ عَمَلٍ

لَّقَدْ نَسَبْتُ بِهٖ نَسْلًالِّذِىْ عُقُمٖ

 

 

STAGHFIRULLAHA MIN QOWLIM BILA AMALIN

LAQAD NASABTU BIHI NASLAL LIZI UQUMI

Forgive me Oh Allah! For not practising what I preached.

It is just like expecting a barren woman to conceive children.

Allama Bosairi (alayhir rehmah) cries and says: “I also did not practice what I had preached so in the Court of the Lord, I sincerely ask for Repentance for giving advises to other people and not practising on it.”  Any advice without practice is like a barren woman trying to conceive children.I let my Soul be in contact with those things, which were not fruitful.

 

The Sufis said: Those words that come out from the mouth and does not reach the ears, are profitless and those words that come out from the heart and it goes in the heart and makes a home there is most effective.

 

Hazrat Usaama bin Zaid (May Allah be pleased with him) relates that he heard the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) say that on Lailatul Meraaj We passed a group, whose lips were being cut with the Scissors of the Fire.  I asked Hazrat Jibreel (Peace be upon him) who are these People?  He replied: “These are those lecturers who used to give advice to others and not practice on it.”

 

Hazrat Ismail Haqee Andusi (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) relates a strange incident in his Tafseer that there was an Alim whose words used to be powerful and effective.In his lectures always two or three people, due to the Fear of Allah used to become martyred.

 

In this same village lived an old woman, whose son was very beloved and pious.  This woman used to stop her son from going to the lectures of this Alim. One day the son went away to the lecture and after hearing the lecture due to the Fear of Allah passed away. Once the Alim met the old woman and she said: “Giving advice is not profitable for you. Oh Solid Rock! For how long will remain so hard. The iron broke but you still did not get cut off from the World.” When the Alim heard these words he screamed, became dizzy and fell from the horse. The people took him to his house and he passed away there.

 

اَمَرْتُكَ الْخَيْرَ لٰكِنْ مَّاائْتَمَرْتُ  بِهٖ

وَمَااسْتَقَمْتُ فَمَا قَوْلِىْ لَكَ اسْتَقِمٖ

 

AMARTUKAL KHAYRA LAAKIN MA’TAMARTU BIHI

WAMAS TAQAMTU FAMA QOWLI LAKAS -TAQIMI

We give advice to others, when we do not practice it ourselves.

How can it be effective when we do not follow it?

 

Istiqaamat means to remain steadfast always in Knowledge and Practice. Istiqaamat is such a powerful thing that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said that Surah Hud made me old.

 

Some Pious People saw the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) in their dreams and they asked Him: Which Incidents were heavy from Surah Hud, the Incidents of the Prophets or the Ummats were getting ruined? He replied: “The Ayat, Fastaqim Kama Umirta. (Be Steadfast towards Your Command)”

 

That is why the reality of Steadfastness, Faithfulness to the Oath and working towards the Straight Path are mediums and compulsory in everything. Whether it be during eating, drinking, wearing clothes, Religious or Worldly Act, good or bad, in reality Fastaqim Kama Umirta is the Straight Path.

 

Hazrat Abu Ali Jarjaani (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) said: You become a Desiree of steadfastness and not a Desiree of Miracles because your Soul always becomes restless, to see Miracles and your Lord wants you to remain Steadfast. The biggest Miracle is Steadfastness in the Service to Humanity and not the exposure of acts. Some Pious People were told that certain person walks on water. They replied: The fishes and frogs also move in the water.

When they were told certain person flies in the air, they replied that the fly also flies in the air. When they were told that certain person in a spell travels from east to west, they replied the Shaytaan also does the same. When asked: Hazrat according to you, which is the greatest and accepted thing in Wilaayat. They replied Steadfastness in Religion.

 

وَ لَا تَزَوَّدْتُّ قَبلَ الْمَوْتِ نَافِلَةً

وَّ لَمْ اُصَلِّ سِوٰى فَرْضٍ وَّ لَمْ اَصُمٖ

 

WALA TAZOW-WATTU QABLAL MOWTI NAAFILATAN

WALAM USALLI SEEWA FARDIN WALAM ASUMI

I only offered Obligatory Prayers and I made no provision for Voluntary Prayers before my death.

I only kept Obligatory Fast and no Voluntary Fast. No provision have I made for the Hereafter.

 

It is related that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: “Stay in this world like a traveler who is on a journey. Count yourself among those who are living in the Graves.” So when the believer will live in this world like a visitor, then it is compulsory for him to worry about making preparations for the journey. That is why a traveler always keeps his bags prepared for the journey. That traveler who does not bother to prepare for the journey, then he will encounter severe problems and difficulties.

Allama places himself and reminds the others that this is a traveler’s shelter, you will have to leave this place. So keep the goods for the comfort of the journey properly.

 

Make the best preparations, as you want to attain the Pleasure of Allah. The Pleasure of Allah can be attained through Voluntary Prayer that brings you closer to Allah. Allama used the word Wala Taraddud because in Hadith-e-Qudsi it is related that when my servant gets so close to me through Voluntary Prayers, that I make him my Beloved.

 

It was for this same reason that Hazrat Junaid Baghdaadi (May Allah be pleased with him) daily used to place a curtain in his room and perform 400 Rakaats Nafil Prayers. After this he used to go to his room.

 

Hazrat Abdullah bin Haneef (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) relates that in my early age I used to read 10,000 times Surah Ikhlaas in one rakaat. Sometimes I used to complete the whole Quran in one rakaat.  At times between Fajr to Asar I used to perform 1000 rakaats of Nafil Salah, Shareek relates that he was with Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa (May Allah be pleased with him) for a year. He said that he never saw Hazrat’s back leaning against the ground for the whole year. His Companions said that Hazrat used to always perform Ajar Salah with the Wazu that he made for Esha Salah.

 

Shu’ba says that he saw Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa (May Allah be pleased with him) that when the People used to go to sleep, he used to go towards the Mosque.  When I could not keep my eyes open any more, I used to place pebbles in his shoes and go home. In the morning when I used to go for Ajar Salah I used to find the pebbles, still in his shoes and see him making Dua in his Place of Worship. There are many other incidents like this but this is ample for advice.

ظَلَمْتُ سُنَّةَ مَنْ اَحْیَی الظَّلَامَ اِلىٰ

اَنِ اشْتَكَتْ قَدَمَاهُ الضُّرَّ مِنْ وَّرَمٖ

 

ZALAMTU SUNNATA MAN AHYAZ ZALAAMA ILAH

ANISH-TAKAT QADMAAHUD DURRA MIN WARAMI

I have harshly disregarded the Sunnats of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) whose Holy Feet were swollen on account of his continuous standing at Prayer.

 

Since Allama enlightened us about the Soul in the previous Verses, it was proper now to speak about the Maarifat (Medium of the Majestic Lord).

 

Like in the Hadith it is related Man Arafa Nafsahu Faqad Arafa Rabbihi. Whoever recognised his Soul, he without doubts has recognised the Lord.

 

Since the Knowledge of Allah without the Medium of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is useless. That is why in this chapter, the Praises of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) have been related in a beautiful way.

 

When the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) received the Revelation about the Command towards Worship. He used to stand for the whole night in Worship, to such extent, so much that his Sacred Feet used to get swollen.

 

Allah Ta’ala pacified Him and changed it. So that the weak Ummat, do not find it a burden. Allah said: Taaha Maa Anzalna Alayka Lee Tashqa (Taaha – Oh Purified One from faults.)

From another angle the meaning is: The numeric value of Toyee = 9 and Ha = 4. If you add both it becomes 14. So just like the moon becomes full on the 14th, Allah said to his Beloved One, You are bright like the Full Moon, so do not place so many difficulties on your Soul.

 

Ma Anzalna Alaykal Quranal Azweem littahab Nafsaka. (We did not reveal the Quran so that You trouble the Soul).

 

After this it was the Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) habit to get up in the later part of the night and perform Tahajjud Salah. The Companions have written that the Tahajjud Salah was Obligatory on Him besides the Five daily Salah. It was made Nafil for the Ummat like Allah says Naafilatal lak.

 

This Tahajjud Salah is very beneficial. Regarding this Prayers, the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) had shown us many great Benefits.

 

In a Hadith it is narrated that the two Rakaats, that the servant performs in the later part of the night, is better than the whole world and all its contents. If it was not difficult for the Ummat I would have made it compulsory on them.

 

In another Hadith it is narrated that Hazrat Jibreel (Peace be upon him) used to give Me Advises, while I was standing up in the night, till I used to feel, that the best People of my Ummat were not sleeping.

 

The correct time for Tahajjud is to read it, after you wake up from sleep, during the night.

The Pious People have said: The standing up for Prayer during the night is the Best Prayer of all Prayers, because the Pious Person at that moment is in Seclusion. The Prayers at that time are accepted because this time is the best of all times. In the Ibaadat of the night you attain double reward.

 

  1. For discarding sleep.
  2. For making the Worship of Allah. The staying awake for the whole nights, no one else besides the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) possessed this strength.

 

وَشَدَّ مِنْ سَغَبٍ اَحْشَآءَہٗ وَطَوٰى

تَحْتَ الْحِجَارَةِ كَشْحًا مُّتْرَفَ اْلاَدَمٖ

 

WASHADDA MIN SHAGHABIN AHSHA’AHU WATAWA

TA’TAL HIJAARATI KASH-HAM MUTRAFAL ADAMI

It was through severe hunger and extreme starvation, that He used to tie a stone around His Hollowed Waist.

 

The Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) used to stay awake for the whole night. Though being Innocent, He used to starve and tie a stone around His Sacred Waist so that the Sahaaba-e-Kiraam and the Ummat could adopt this method and not give in to the world.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) did not depend on anything of this world, that is why He used to starve always, till one day Hazrat Ummul Moh’mineena Sayyida Bibi Ayesha (May Allah be pleased with her) saw his condition of Starving and began to cry.

So He said: “Oh Ayesha! The Oath of that Lord in whose Power is my Life. If I wish, my Lord will turn the Mountains of Makkah into gold.  Wherever I go, they will accompany me but I have chosen hunger in this World, rather than filling the Belly and poverty rather than being rich.” Oh Ayesha! This world does not suit Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and His Family.

 

In another Hadith it is reported by Ummul Moh’mineena Ayesha Siddiqa (May Allah be pleased with her) that the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said:Allah Ta’ala made the jungles of Makkah into gold and presented it to me. So I said: Oh Lord I do not want this, I prefer to starve one day and the next day I eat something. The day that I starve I have patience and make Dua and the day that I eat I Praise You and be Grateful.

 

The tying of the stone on the Sacred Belly, is referring to that incident during the Battle of the Trench.

 

The Jews of Bani Nazeer were expelled from Madina, so Abu Umar and a Monk from among them, went to Makkah to bring an army from there.

 

The non-believers had a discussion in the house of Abu Sufyaan to take revenge. Abu Sufyaan respected and joined them and prepared to gather the army, till I0.000 soldiers were assembled to fight the Muslims. They climbed the heights of Madina. When the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) received this news, He had a meeting with the Sahaaba-e- Kiraam.

 

Hazrat Salmaan Farsi (May Allah be pleased with him) relates: When the army came to the City of the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), we discovered that we did not possess, a huge army like the enemies. Hazrat Salmaan Farsi (May Allah be pleased with him) suggested that a trench be dug around the City of Madina.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) agreed to this suggestion and it took 50 days to dig this Trench. When the army came and they surrounded Madina.

This siege remained for 29 days. The Muslims were faced with 5 types of difficulties.

  1. Drought.
  2. Huge army of the enemies.
  3. Fear of being killed.
  4. Starvation.
  5. Very cold Winter.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) felt pity and said: Whoever from among you, brings Me the good news of the enemies, will enter Paradise with Me. Due to being weak from starvation, no one had the strength to wake up and go and they remained silent.

 

Finally, He called Hazrat Huzaifa bin al-Yamaan (May Allah be pleased with him) and sent him to go and see the enemies. He came back with this good news that the enemies had run away and many had died due to the severe cold weather.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) had a stone tied around his belly.  He advised the Sahaaba-e- Kiraam that whoever is hungry and has no food, then he must tie a stone around the belly.

 

وَرَاوَدَتْهُ الْجِبَالُ الشُّمُّ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ

عَنْ نَّفْسِهٖ فَاَرَاهَآ اَيَّمَا شَمَمٖ

 

WARAWADAT-HUL JIBAALUSH SHUMMU MIN ZAHABIN

AN NAFSIHI FA ARAAHA AYYAMA SHAMAMI

When the mountains of gold were placed in front of the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) to tempt Him,

He with Great Courage and Resignation saw them as disgraced.

 

When the mountains of gold were placed in front of Him to tempt Him, the mountains requested take whatever amount you want from us.  He with Great Courage and Resignation declined them, which is the better than an understanding sense.

 

This Couplet refers to this incident when Hazrat Jibreel (Peace be upon him) came to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and presented the Salaams of Allah and said: Almighty Allah said:

Oh Beloved! If you desire that we turn these Mountains into gold and they will accompany you wherever you wish, then it will become like that.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) thought for a little while and replied: Oh Jibreel! This world is such a home, which does not belong to anyone, and this wealth is such that no Kingdom can rule over it. Only that person gathers it that has no sense.

 

Hazrat Jibreel (Peace be upon him) when He heard this replied: “Huzoor (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) has taken the right step and said the right thing.”

 

وَاَكَّدَتْ زُهْدَهٗ فِيْمَا ضَرُوْرَتُهٗ

اِنَّ الضَّرُوْرَةَ لاَ تَعْدُوْا عَلَی الْعِصَمٖ

 

WA AKKADAT ZUHDAHU FEEHA ZAROORATUHU

INNAZ ZAROORATA LAH TA’DU ALAL ISAMI

His Piety made his needs grow stronger, that is why needs and Honour could not overcome His Piety.

 

 It is related that once the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was sleeping on a straw mat and his pillow was filled with the cuttings of skin. Ameerul Moh’mineen Hazrat Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) came with a Group of Sahaaba -e- Kiraam. When the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) turned towards them.     Hazrat Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) saw that on His Sacred Shoulder were the marks of the straw mat. Due to this he began to cry. The Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) asked: Why are you crying? He replied: Why must I not cry after seeing that the luxuries of the Kisra & Qaisar. They are living in comfort in this World, whereas the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), under whose Footsteps are thousands of Kisra & Qaisar is living in this condition. The Sacred Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) replied: Oh Umar! Are you not pleased with this, that whatever Kisra & Qaisar are receiving, will remain only for a few days of their lives and whereas for us, it will last forever in the Hereafter.

 

He replied: Indeed I am pleased with the Life in the Hereafter. Just then Hazrat Jibreel (Peace be upon him) arrived and said: Allah Commands regarding the luxuries in the Hereafter, those people will be in loss that enjoyed luxuries in this world.

 

So the amount of luxuries that increased in this world, in the luxuries of Hereafter, the same amount will be decreased. Whatever amount of luxuries one decreases in this world, it will increase in the luxuries of the Hereafter. Allah has requested: Whatever the Beloved One wants, grant Him those things.

The Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) chose the Hereafter and said: Oh Jibreel! The Generous Lord is the best Gift, which will never terminate.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

وَكَيْفَ  تَدْعُوْا اِلَی الدُّنْيَا ضَرُوْرَةَ مَنْ

لَوْ لَاهُ لَمْ تَخْرُجِ الدُّنْيَا مِنَ الْعَدَمٖ

 

WA KAYFA TAD’U ILAD DUNYA ZAROORATU MAN

LOWLAAHU LAM TAKHRUJID DUNYA MINAL ADAMI

How could the needs of the world, tempt that Personality, if it was not for Him, this World would not have been in existence.

 

The World needs the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). If the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was in need of the World, then the needs would have conquered Him. Ma’aazAllah!

 

Since He needed only Allah and the World needed Him, so no needs or luxuries of this world could tempt Him.

 

Secondly since His Mind was set towards Allah only, so due to the Desire of the Lord and the Mind towards the Lord, it did not drift towards this World.

 

This is Hadith-e-Qudsi: This World is illegal for the Seekers of the Hereafter and for the Seekers of the World, the Hereafter is illegal.

Both the World and the Hereafter are illegal for the Followers of Allah.

 

In another Hadith it is reported that the love of the World is harmful for the Hereafter and the love of the Hereafter are harmful for the World. So love those favours that will last forever against those things that will end very soon.

 

It is related in Hadith-e- Qudsi that Almighty Allah said:

 

لَوْلَاکَ لَمَا خَلَقْتُ الدُّنْیَا

لَوْلَاکَ لَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْاَفْلَاکَ

Oh my Beloved Prophet! (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) if I did not create You I would not have created this World neither would I have created the Heavens.

 

This is from the incident of Meraaj that Allah Ta’ala said to His Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Oh My Beloved! Besides Me and You whatever exists here, I have created them for You only. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) replied: Oh Lord! Besides You and Me, whatever exists in between us, I have discarded them all, for You only.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

مُحَمَّدٌ سَيِّدُ الْكَوْنَيْنِ وَالثَّقَلَيْنِ

وَالْفَرِيْقَيْنِ مِنْ عَرَبٍ وَّمِنْ عَجَمٖ

 

MUHAMMADUN SAYYIDUL KOWNAINI WAS SAQALAINI

WAL FAREEQAINI MIN URBIW WAMIN AJAMI

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Leader and Asylum of both the Worlds, Mankind and Jinns and both Groups Arabs and Ajam (Persian)

 

Qazi Ayaaz (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) relates in his Book Shifa Sharief that the Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Name is a very Great Name.

 

In Arabia besides the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), no one else was popular through this Name.

 

Before the Holy Arrival of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) nobody in Persia, kept this Name though before the Holy Arrival of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) this Name was well known i.e.

 

اِنَّ نَبِیًّا یُبْعَثُ وَ اِسْمُہٗ مُحَمَّدٌ

Indeed، our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) will come and His Name will be Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Soon certain tribes began to keep their sons name Muhammad, with this hope that the Famous Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) will be born from their family.

 

Allah only knows with what Status, He created the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Now a question arises, that why did Allama use, the Name Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) in this Qasida when it is related in Irshaadul Saari, Sharheh Bukhari that Huzoor has 1000 names. One tradition reports that He has 300 Names and another tradition reports He has 99 names.

 

The answer is, that since this Name is the Best and Most Popular, in Affection and it is also useful in exaggeration. This was the reason why he used this Name.

 

Allama used the word Sayyid, as it is used in the meaning of Leadership, Eminence and Dignity.

 

Sayyid is also that person who gives Asylum to the needy people.  Who can be better than Huzoor (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) to give Asylum to the Creation? No one can be a better Sayyid than Huzoor (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Kownain means the both Worlds or Ahlameh Shahaadat (World of Evidence) and Ahlameh Ghaib (Hidden World). No other Prophets were granted the Titles of Khaatamul Ambiya (Seal or Last of the Prophets), Sayyidul Mursaleen (Leader of the Prophets) and the Status of going for Meraaj.

 

Allah Ta’ala sent the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), as the Leader of all the Prophets and Messengers, Jinn and Mankind.  He made Him wear the Crown of Rehmatal lil Ahlameen (Mercy of the Worlds). Due to Him being granted the Title Rehmatal lil Ahlameen, the punishments of the disbelievers are delayed.

 

Then the City of the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Best of all Cities. His Mosque is the Best of all Mosques.  That Sacred Place, where the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Resting is better than the Kaaba. The Sacred Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), is the best of all Creations and that Beautiful Noor is the Light of all the Prophets and Messengers

 

Mowla Ali (karramallahu waj-hahu) and Hazrat Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Almighty Allah did not send any Prophet or Messenger, without taking an Oath from Him that if I send the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) in his era, then You will believe in Him and assist Him.

 

The Leader of the Hereafter is this – On the Day of Qayaamat, when Hell will be brought, then 70.000 Gardens will be attached In each Garden there will be Groups, in each Group there will be 70.000 Angels. Every Prophet will be trying to the stop Hell from burning these Gardens. Even Sayyidina Ibrahim (Peace be upon him), Sayyidina Moosa (Peace be upon him) will try to stop it but when they will see its speed, they will forget everything.  They will call out: My Soul, My Soul and say in the Court of the Almighty Allah: Oh Lord! We seek the safety of our Lives We do not want anything else.

 

The Beloved Merciful Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) will say: Oh Lord! My Ummat, My Ummat, let them cross safely and grant them freedom. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) will hold the reins of Hell and Say: Move out with disgrace, from behind Me. The Hell will say: Oh Huzoor! Let me pass through, as it is illegal for me to even touch You.

 

Just then a Divine Voice will call out from Arsh: Oh Hell! Be careful, do not disobey. Whatever My Beloved One Commands, obey Him. Return back cooled.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

 

نَبِيُّنَا الْاٰمِرُ النَّاهِىْ فَلَآ  اَحَدٌ

اَ بَرَّ فِىْ قَوْلِ لَامِنْهُ وَ لَا نَعَمٖ

 

NABIYUNAL AAMIRUN NAAHI FALA AHADUN

ABARRA FEE QOWLI LAH MINHU WALAH NA’AMI

Our Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is not a Person that only commands. His Actions are such, that you will never find another example, like His True Promises in Acceptance or Rejection.

 

Nabi in the dictionary means Messenger. It is derived from the word Naba. In information Nabi is that Perfect Person whom Allah sent to Mankind, so that He can propagate the Commands of the Revelations to them. Nabi and Rasool are synonymous in  meaning.

 

Ibn Himaam relates that when this question was asked, it was told that Rasool is one whose duty is to Propagate and it is necessary for Him to be a Person with a Kitaab from Allah. Nabi does not have to be a Person with a Kitaab. Just Revelations from Allah are sufficient for Him.

So our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Sayyidul Kownain (Leader of both the Worlds), Commander of Acceptance or Rejection, as well as Prophet of the Prophets and the First Leader. He commands us to leave those things that Allah has Prohibited. Accept and obey those things that Allah Ordered us to do i.e. Faraz and Wajib Orders.

 

This is why the Orders of Prohibition of our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) were not like the other Prophets and Messengers.  Our Beloved Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Commands will never change till the Day of Qayaamat, like the Orders of the other Prophets kept getting altered.

 

Now towards the Commentary of Abarra Fee Qowli Lah Minhu Wala Na’ami our Sacred Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) had such a Status of Honesty that regarding His Glorious Character, Allama Kharpoti gives a Commentary on this line and says: Our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was those people that even if anyone did not ask for anything. Huzoor used to say Yes to his request.

 

Farzowk Abul Faraas read this Poem, in front of Abdul Malik, about the Status of Imam Zainul Abedeen (May Allah be pleased with him).  While pointing out, that from which Family, this Sacred Son came, what kind of Precious Pearl He was, in the Praise of Huzoor he said: That Generous King of both the Worlds never said No, at any time besides while reading Attahiyaat, at the time of Ashadu Allah ilaaha illallah If this was not Attahiyaat, then here also He would have said Yes.

 

هُوَالْحَبِيْبُ الَّذِىْ تُرْجٰى شَفاَعَتُهٗ

لِكُلِّ هَوْلٍ مِّنَ الْاَهْوَالِ مُقْتَحِمٖ

 

HOOWAL HABEEBUL LAZI TOORJA SHAFA’ATUHU

LIKULLI HOWLIM MINAL AH’WAALI MUQTAHAMI

He is that Beloved and Sincere Friend, from whom, one hopes to gain His Intercession, for Salvation against every difficulties and miseries, when His servants were faced with these calamities.

 

If one had to make an objection as to why was this Title of Habeeb (Beloved) used only for the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) when Sayyidina Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) was also a Khaleel (Friend). Every Ummati who obeys and follows Him is also Beloved.

 

The answer is that firstly there is a vast difference between Khaleel and Habeeb. Sayyidina Ibrahim became Khaleelullah, due to being close to Almighty Allah whereas the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) became Habeeb without being close to Him.

 

Khaleel is that Person who hopes that His Ummat must be Forgiven while Habeeb is that Person through whose Sadqa one is forgiven i.e.: Allah says in Surah Fatah: It’s through Him; Allah forgives the past and future sins.

 

Khaleel whatever He attained was through seeking it, whereas Habeeb is that Person that whatever he attained was without seeking it.

 

Khaleel is that One, who in order to please His Beloved, not only agrees to sacrifice His Son but places the knife on the neck of his Beloved Son.  For Allah’s Pleasure the sacrifice of his son does not bother him.

 

Habeeb is that Person, whom Allah desires, must always be Happy. According to His Wishes, even the Direction of the Qiblah had been changed.

 

So according to these things, the Qualities of Habeeb are proved. The Ummat became beloved, due the association and closeness of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Allama used the words Toorja Shafaa’atuhu because this Intercession is a very Special Gift. No one else, besides the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was awarded this Status.

 

It is related in one incident that Imam Ghazaali (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) said: One night he went out of the City, due to Meditation he came to know that the whole Town was sleeping at that time. No one was making Allah’s Ibaadat. He thought in his heart that if he had the power, to burn this whole town, then he would burn it for being so careless. Then he thought, it is Allah’s Work to burn His servants, who am I to think about such things. He later regretted having such a thought. Then he thought that if I possessed the Status of Interceding for them then I would Intercede for them. He then realized that the Intercessor of everyone is the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). He regretted having this thought and sat down to make Zikr.  A Divine Voice called out: Oh Ghazaali! If you were not sorry, for these two thoughts, then We would have thrown you in some deep hollow in this earth and removed your name from the Register of the Saints.

 

It is for this same reason in Toorja Shafaa’atuhu, through the Personality of the Sacred Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), ambitions were specified.

 

Muhaqqiq Dawaani relates that Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) will Intercede for the Jinns and Mankind. He will not Intercede for the non-believers. The Command of Punishments will be given to them before that.

 

Those who repented before Qayaamat, He will Intercede for them.  For the Believers, the forgiveness of their sins and the granting of a higher Stage in Paradise will be granted, through the Intercession of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Author of Mawahib divided Intercession into five types.

  1. First type: On the Day of Resurrection, this Intercession will be exposed in front of everyone, when all will be suffering, from the extreme difficulties.
  2. Second type: Many of His Close Servants will enter Paradise, without giving any accounts.
  3. Third type: On behalf of those sentenced to the Fire of Hell.
  4. Fourth type: Taking out those sinners from Hell who will be screaming.
  5. Fifth type: Intercession for the Elevation of Stages of those in Paradise.

 

Allama Jalaaluddin Syooti (May the Mercy of Allah be upon him) added a sixth stage where He will Intercede and reduce the punishments of those sinners who were in Hell.

 

For the seventh Stage the Author of Mawahib adds: The first people to enter Paradise will be the Residents of Madina.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

دَعَا اِلىَ اللهِ فَالْمُسْتَمْسِكُوْنَ بِهٖ

مُسْتَمْسِكُوْنَ بِحَبْلٍ غَيْرِ مُنْفَصَمٖ

 

DA’AH ILALLAHI FAL MUSTAMSIKOONA BIHI

MUSTAMSIKOONA BE HABLIN GHAIRI MUNFASIMI

That Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) who is the Leader of both the Worlds, invited us towards the Religion of Allah. Those who held firmly to the Rope by following Him, are such that cannot break away from this Rope.

 

While Praising the Holy Prophet (swallal alayhi wasallam), the Holy Quran says:

وَّ دَاعِیًا اِلَی اللہِ بِاِذْنِہٖ وَ سِرَاجًا مُّنِیۡرًا ﴿۴۶﴾

And an inviter towards Allah by His command and a brightening sun.

 

 

Allama looks towards this Ayat and begins the Couplet with this Verse.

 

Sharieeh (alayhir rehmah) said: The Invitation of Truth of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) applies to everyone.  Whether he is from Arabia, Persia, Follower of the Book, Fire-Worshipper, idol-Worshipper or Jew, Jinn or Man.

 

That is why Allama began the Couplet with the word Da’ah ilallah because there is a difference between Da’wah (invite) and Irshaad (say). This was the reason why he did not say Irshaad.

 

For the Saints, the word Irshaad is used and Da’ah is used for the Prophets.

 

Mustamsikoon is derived from the word Istamsaak. Istamsaak is that thing which one holds on to very firmly.

 

For the Religion of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), the Holy Quran Commanded:

وَاعْتَصِمُوۡا بِحَبْلِ اللہِ جَمِیۡعًا

And hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah.

 

Just as holding onto the Rope of Allah is obeying the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) likewise Istamsaak is also obeying the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

In short it means: Hold on to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) very firmly.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

 

فَاقَ النَّبِيِّيْنَ فیْ خَلْقٍ  وَّ فِیْ خُلُقٍ

وَّ لَمْ يُدَانُوْهُ فيِ عِلْمٍ وَّ لَاكَرَمٖ

 

FAAQAN NABIYEENA FEE KHALQIW WAFEE KHULUQIN

WALAM YUDAANOOHU FEE ILMIW WALA KARAMI

Our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Supreme among the Prophets in Beautiful Morals and Graciousness. No other Prophet could reach near the Exalted Position of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

In Knowledge and Kindness He is Superior in front of all the Prophets.

 

From all the Prophets, Allah Ta’ala granted our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), that Superiority that from the Entire Creation in Beauty, He had the Most Wonderful and Glorious Features. In Glory and Beauty there was no one like Him.This is the reason why He was the Most Superior of all the Prophets. Allah says in the Holy Quran: This is that Prophet whom we made as the Most Superior among the other Prophets.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said I am the First and Last Leader. In another place He said I am the Leader of the Children of Adam.

 

Islam will remain alive till the Day of Qayaamat. No one can change even a dot from the Holy Quran nor will any other Prophet come after Him or change any of the Orders of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). The Ocean of His Generosity will keep flowing and be showered on us always.

 

So the other Prophets came with the Sacred Books but unlike the Holy Quran, the others came later and altered them to suit their needs.In Generosity, whoever came to Him with needs or ambitions never left empty-handed from His Sacred Court. Even animals, birds turned towards Him, whenever they had any complain.

For the Ummat, He used to stay awake for the whole night, and make Dua for them.

 

Look at the Life of the Beloved Sahaaba-e-Kiraam. Whatever difficulties they faced whether there was a drought, plague, sickness etc., they turned towards the Sacred Court of the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him.)  He made Dua for them and eased their problems.

 

There will never be another example like Him. He is the Mercy of Both the Worlds. That is why we have been told that the Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Character is the Best Example, so we must follow His Examples.

 

How Gracious Almighty Allah is, for making us from His Ummat and granting us His Most Beloved One, who is the Seal and Most Superior of all the Prophets.

 

وَكُلُّهُمْ مِّنْ رَّسُوْلِ اللهِ مُلْتَمِسٌ

غَرْفًا مِّنَ البَحْرِ اَوْ رَشْفًا مِّنَ الدِّيَمٖ

 

WA KULLUHUM MIR RASULILLAHI MULTAMISUN

GHARFAM MINAL BAH’RI OW RASHFAM MINAD DIYAMI

All the Prophets desire to obtain from Him, a small drop of the Ocean of his Knowledge or a drop from His Extending Mercies.

 

According to the rules of Grammar, if one adds the Knowledge of a proper noun to the word Kul, then the enclosure becomes News and if one adds a verb the enclosure becomes Individuals.

 

So whatever is explained here is directed towards the Prophets.

 

By adding Nabi or Min Rasoolillahi, it is reflecting towards the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

The Philosophers said: In the Books of the past Ummat, whenever the word Rasoolullah was mentioned, it reflected towards the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and not towards any other Prophets.

 

The Name has been mentioned here because one was seeking something.

 

The Order of Request is of three types:

  1. If someone from a lower position asks for something, from someone of a higher position, it is known as Request (Sawaal).
  2. If someone from the higher position seeks something, from someone from the lower position is known as Order (Amar).
  3. If the positions are equal and one request something, from the other it is known as Petition (Altimaas).

 

Here Allama due to respect of the Prophets used the word Multamisoon (Petition) though in Stages they are not equal, but due to being a Prophet, it was compulsory to respect them.

 

In Gharfam minal Ba’hri ow Rashfan minad Diyami To fill the hand with water equal to a sip is called Gharf.

 

In other words, one thing was disclosed that from the Ocean of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) the other Prophets gained only a sip of water.

 

Rashfam in Arabic means to take the water in the mouth or one sip.

 

Diyam is that rain where there is no thunder of lightning and such rain in minimum remains for 3 days and in maximum continues to fall for 40 days.

 

With the word Garfam, Rasham has been utilized because the seawater is salty, one can use this to bathe or make Wazu to purify the body.  Since the rainwater, which is clean, sweet and pure, one can drink it.

 

The complete meaning of this line is, that all the Prophets desire Him and all attain benefits from His Ocean of Knowledge. The Knowledge of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is full of Praises. The length and depth of His Knowledge are like the sea.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Giver and all the other Prophets are the Receivers.  Just like it is proved that Allah first created the Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). He granted to Him, all the Worlds, Prophets, and Messengers. and the Knowledge of Be and it becomes. (Kaana Ma Yakoon)

 

Then He created all the Prophets. They all took their shares from this Ocean.

 

It is proven in a Hadith that the Tablet, Pen, Heavens, Earth, Throne, Angels, Paradise, Hell, Souls of the Prophets, Messengers and Believers, were created from the Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

In front of His Worlds of Knowledge, they are like dots.

 

This was the third Secret, which the reader of this Qasida must recite thrice when he recites this Qasida.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

 

وَ وَاقِفُوْنَ لَدَيْهِ عِنْدَ حَدِّهِمٖ

مِنْ نُّقْطَةِ الْعِلْمِ اَوْ مِنْ شَكْلَةِ الْحِكَمٖ

 

WA WAQIFOONA LADAYHI INDA HADDIHIMI

MIN NUQTATIL ILMI OWMIN SHAKLATIL HIKAMI

All the Prophets know their Status in the Court of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). They remain within their limit, and stand in their Specified Positions, like dots on letters or like diacritical marks on words in Knowledge, or a diacritical mark in Guidance.

 

All the Prophets look like dots on words, in front of the Knowledge of the Holy Prophet or like diacritical marks (Zabar, Zer Pesh), in the Register of His Guidance.

 

The Knowledge and Guidance that Huzoor received was so vast that the other Prophets gained those contacts with Him, which looked like dots on letters or diacritical marks. Since the Position of each Prophet defers that is why some are like dots and some like diacritical marks.

 

In short, the depth of the Knowledge of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Greater than all the other Prophets and much Higher than all the Messengers. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) learnt about this when He went for Meraaj and was present in the Court of Almighty Allah. It was at that moment that He saw the difference between the Knowledge and Guidance of the other Prophets and His Knowledge and Guidance.

 

This Status will be exposed on the Day of Qayaamat, when all the Prophets will gather under Liwa al Hamd (Flag of Allah’s Praise) and every Prophet will be standing in the Position according to His Status. This Status was granted to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) before Allah created the Souls of the Creation.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was informed of the condition of His Ummat of what they are doing and what they will do later.He taught Hazrat Muaawiya (May Allah be pleased with him) how to write. I.e. write Meem in this manner, Seen in this manner, etc.

 

 

فَهُوَ الَّذِىْ تَمَّ مَعْنَاهُ وَصُوْرَتُهٗ

ثُمَّ اصْطَفَاهُ حَبِيْبًامبَارِئُ النَّسَمٖ

 

FAHOOWAL LAZI TAMMA MA’NAAHU WASURATUHU

SUMMAS -TAFAAHU HABEEBAM BAARI’OON NASAMI

He is Superb in both Beauty and Character, which were complete with External Wonders and Internal Promotions.

This is the reason why Allah made Him His Noblest Friend.

 

When it has been proven that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) in Beauty and Character is the most Superior, Beautiful and Perfect. Then one will have to accept that in Beneficence internally and externally; He also reached those Stages of Wonders. The Greatest Honour for Him was that from the whole Creation of Souls Allah made Him as His Beloved.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

مُنَزَّهٌ عَنْ شَرِيْكٍ فِىْ مَحَاسِنِهٖ

فَجَوْهَرُ الْحُسْنِ فِيْهِ غَيْرُ مُنْقَسِمٖ

 

MUNAZZAHUN AN SHAREEKIN FEE MAHASINIHI

FAJOWHARUL HUSNI FEEHI GHAIRU MUNQASIMI

No one in the world can rival the Qualities He possesses.

He is the Unparalleled Jewel of Beauty, which cannot be cut.

 

No one can be compared to His Beauty and Status. All the other Prophets are Virtues and the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Perfect. Whatever Virtues and Greatness, the other Prophets possessed, are the Shadow of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), as they gained all this from Him.

 

This is pointing towards that Hadith, as reported by Hazrat Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him) when he asked: Huzoor what was the first thing that Allah created? He replied Oh Jaabir! The first thing that Almighty Allah created was the Noor of your Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).  Then this Noor spread and from it He created the Pen, Tablet, Throne, Angels, and all the Worlds and Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him).

 

According to the Physicians there are 5 Gems that a Human Being possesses:

  1. Appearance
  2. Figure
  3. Body.
  4. Sense
  5. Soul.

 

دَعْ مَاادَّعَتْهُ النَّصَارٰى فِىْ نَبِيِّهمٖ

وَاحْكُمْ بِمَا شِئتَ مَدْحًا فِيْهِ وَاحْتَكِمٖ

 

DA’H MADDA’ATHUN NASAARA FEE NABIYYIHIMI

WA’HKUM BIMA SI’HTA MAD-HAN FEEHI WAHTAKIMI

Do not repeat what the Christians have said regarding Sayyidina Isaah (Peace be upon him) but you can Praise Him as much as you wish.

 

Nasaara is the plural of Nasraan.  Nasaara are the Christians.

The reasons why they are known by this name are:

They said to Prophet Sayyidina Isaah (Peace be upon him) Na’nu Ansaarullah, We are the Helpers of Allah’s Deen.  So according to this they were called Nasraani. They accompanied Nabi Isaah (Peace be upon him) to a village that was called Nasraan or Naasira. So due to being associated with this place, they became known as Nasraani.

 

Wafee Nabeeyihim is referring towards Nabi Isaah (Peace be upon him).

 

Da’h Madda’atun is referring to those astray and sinful beliefs that are present in the Christians i.e. calling Nabi Isaah (Peace be upon him) as the Son, etc.

 

After the Ascension of Nabi Isaah (Peace be upon him), they were divisions among the Christians.  It kept spreading till it reached 72 divisions.

 

From among these groups, three groups were the largest groups.

 

  1. Mulkaaniya.
  2. Nastooriya.
  3. Yakoobiya.

 

Mulkaaniya are the Group of those two Kings, who were from the Kingdom of Rome. Their belief was that the Divine Presence and Humanity became attached in the Maseeh (Saviour) and the Seed of the Lord was then created from the Body of the Maseeh.

 

So according to this, Ma’aazallah! (May Allah Protect Us All), Maseeh is from the beginning of this Creation of this World and the Lord was born from Maryam.

 

The words Nabuwat (Prophethood) and Rabubiyyat (The Quality of being a Preserver) can be applied to the Lord.

 

They took these proofs from the Injeel (Bible) that in the Injeel, the Maseeh is described as Innaka Antal Ibnul Waheed (Indeed You are the only son) whereas here Ibn meant Close and Respected Servant.

 

Nastooriya is name of the Followers of King Nastoor. They came into existence during the period of Mamoon. They are the People who made many changes to the Bible and exposed their Beliefs in this manner:

 

When King Nastoor saw the Miracles of Maseeh he said: The Presence of the Lord is visible in Isaah (Peace be upon him). The Presence, Knowledge and Life, with all these three Qualities, the Lord has entered Isaah (Peace be upon him). (Ma’aazallah) That is why Isaah (Peace be upon him) used to make the dead alive, cure the sick, and those with leprosy etc.

 

Yakoobiya is the name of the Followers of a person called Yaqoob. Their belief was that the Seed came into the form of flesh and it became the Lord. That Lord was called Maseeh and it came into the form of a Body.

 

Allama says that though the Miracles and Wonders of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) are Greater than the Miracles of Sayyidina Isaah (Peace be upon him).

Do not fall astray but leave the beliefs of the Christians Wa’h kum bima Shee’ta Madha you can Praise Him as much as you wish.  Be just and make a decision but remember that our Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) New Qualities are lawful to end and all the Qualities of the Almighty Allah are Old and Everlasting.

 

وَانسُبْ اِلٰى ذَاتِهٖ مَا شِئْتَ مِنْ شَرَفٍ

وَّانسُبْ اِلَى قَدْرِهٖ مَاشِئْتَ مِنْ عِظَمٖ

 

WANSUB ILAH ZAATIHI MA SHI’TA MIN SHARAFIN

WANSUB ILAH QADRIHI MA SHI’TA MIN AZAMI

Attribute whatever Exalted Things that exist, towards His Noble Personality, Honour and Superiority, as much as you wish. Whatever Praises are due towards His Greatness, lavish it on Him as much as you wish.

 

Now everything becomes bright and clear. We understood the reason why this World was created and Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him) was created from His Sacred Noor.

 

All the Wonders that the Prophets achieved are all Shadows of the Benefits and Blessings of that Sun, Sips of that Ocean or a Drop of that Constant Rain of Mercy. Knowing all this, then also you have not understood nor have Knowledge about His Beautiful Qualities and Personality. So whatever you have understood, about his Dignity, Greatness, Unlimited Graces, Beauty, Wonderful Character, Soothing Words, Truthful Tongue, and all His Wonders, whatever you wish, you can speak about it. So remember that the Sacred Personality is the Source of Favours and the Origin of the Most Gracious.

 

In the second line, the word Azami has been mentioned because Sharf (Dignity) is proper towards the Personality and Azmat (Greatness) is proper towards the Qualities.

 

Just like when the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) sent a letter to King Harkul of Rome.In it He wrote Min Muhammadur Rasoolullah ilah Heaql al-Azeem Malik al-Room, From Muhammadur Rasoolullah (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) to Hercules, the great king of Rome.

 

So the word Azeem was used in this letter because of the association of his Position, not because of his Personality.

 

So Bima Shi’ta min Azami was used towards His Exalted Position, Beauty, and Quality of His Noor. Greatness of His Miracles, Specially His Meraaj. His Leadership of the Prophets, His Presence in front of the Lord, His Intercession on the Day of Qayaamat.

 

فَاِنَّ فَضْلَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ لَيْسَ لَهٗ

حَدٌّ  فَيُعْرِبُ عَنهُ ناَطِقٌ مبِفَمٖ

 

FA INNA FADHLA RASULILLAHI LAYSA LAHU

HADDUN FAYU’RIBA ANHU NAATIQUM BEFAMI

Indeed there is no limit to the Benefits of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). What words can one use to describe His Qualities?

Unlimited are His Knowledge and His Kindness. Therefore how can one Describe or Praise the Great Benefactor of Mankind?

 

Allama says that in the previous Couplet, he used Da’h Madda’atun Nasaara, leave that manner in which the Christians praised, but praise Him in whichever way you wish. The reason for this is that, no matter how beautiful or inspiring words you will use in describing the Greatness and Benefits of His Personality, it will still not be sufficient. This is why there is no limit, towards the Status of that Great Noble Personality and one cannot find words to describe Him

 

لَوْ نَاسَبَتْ قَدْرَهٗ اٰيَاتُهٗ عِظَمًا

اَحْیَی اسْمُهٗ حِيْنَ يُدْعٰى دَارِسَ الرِّمَمٖ

 

LOWNA SABAT QADRAHU AAYA’TUHU IZAMAN

AH’YASMUHU HEENA YUD’AH DAARISAR RIMAMI

If you looked properly at the Greatness of His Miracles, according to His Personality and Status, then whenever His Sacred Name was taken, surely the dead bodies and Fossils would be resurrected.

 

It means that if the exposure of His Miracles were according, to His Status, Greatness and Dignity, then whenever one wished, he would call His Name. Through the Blessing of this Sacred Name, the dead fossils would be resurrected.

 

What Allama is trying to explain here is that that all the Great Miracles matched the Status, Greatness and Dignity of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Then just like, through His Sacred Presence, the dead used to become alive, same how whenever His Sacred Name was called, the dead and the rotten bones, would be resurrected.

Allama Kharpoti (alayhir rehmah) comments that whoever misunderstood this Couplet, as the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) did not possess the Miracle of making the dead alive. He will have an objection towards the Couplet.

 

He will say that first Allama refused to accept the Miracle of Life and Death.

 

Now he says that all the Wonders and Miracles that the Prophets revealed to their Followers are through the Sadqa of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

The Truth is, the Miracle of Life and Death is the Miracle of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Sayyidina Nabi Isaah (Peace be upon him) possessed this Miracle, from the Shadow of the Noor of our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). So whoever misunderstood this Couplet, is mad or blind.

 

Allama did not refuse to accept, that Huzoor did not possess the Miracle of Life and Death.  His motive was to expose that command that the Miracle of Life and Death was not granted to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) after His Wisaal till the Day of Qayaamat. If He were granted this, then through His Sacred Name being called, the dead would become alive.

 

That Noble Personality is the Source of all the Wonders and Miracles and all the Wonders and Miracles of the other Prophets, are the Shadow of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

If one still has doubts, then he must look at Dalaa’ilun Nabuwah and see the Miracles written there.

 

After looking at this book, one incident has been related here.

 

During the era of the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) a young person passed away. He was an Ansaari. His sides were tied. His mother was blind. When she received the sad news of her son’s death, she picked up her hands and said: Oh Allah! You know very well that I migrated here solely for You and the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), so that whenever I am faced with difficulties and miseries You will assist me. Do not place me into this difficulty, through the Sadqa of your Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). When she made this Dua, her son become alive, yawned and stood up. Then he ate food with those who were present. Subhanullah!

 

Another similar incident has been reported, that once Hazrat Jaabir bin Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) invited the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) for a meal. He slaughtered a goat. His big son asked his small son: How did father slaughter the goat? Small son replied: Come I will show you, how he slaughtered the goat. The big son steps forward and lies down on the ground.  The small brother ties his hands and legs, picks up a knife and slaughters his big brother. He then picks up the head of his brother and takes it to his mother. The mother, when she saw this, began to cry. The small son became frightened and realized his mistake. So he runs and climbs the roof and due to fear, jumps from the roof and passed away.

 

After seeing this sad incident, the mother thought: On one side is the Invitation of the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).  The other side is this sad incident, but in front of the Invitation, this incident is nothing in comparison. She placed the two bodies on the bed and continues with the preparation for the Invitation. She also did not tell her husband about this sad incident.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) arrived at their house and the table was laid with food. Sayyidina Jibreel (Peace be upon him) appeared and said: Allah has Commanded that You must eat this food with the children of Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him). So He called for Hazrat Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him) and told him to bring the children. Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him) goes inside the house and asks his wife to bring the children. She replied that at this moment they are not here.  So he goes back to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and tells Him that the children are not here but He insisted to find the children and bring them here.  Hazrat Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him) goes back and tells his wife to find the children. Bring them as the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) insisted to see the children.

 

Helplessly, she breaks down and shows her husband, the two bodies. After hearing from his wife about what transpired, he came back crying and told the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) everything. He remained silent. Jibreel (Peace be upon him) appeared and said: Allah Commanded: Oh Beloved! You must make Dua on their behalf. From Your side must be the Dua and from Our side will be to accept it.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) made Dua for the children to become alive. When He made Dua, Allah made them alive. They got up and ate food with the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

There are many incidents like this.

 

 

One Objection and its Answer.

 

Why was the Miracle of Life and Death not granted to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) after His Wisaal? So that through the Blessing of His Sacred Name, whenever one wished, the dead would become alive?

Answer: If the signs of these Miracles remained exposed after the Wisaal, then in the Imaan of the Believers, a difference would be observed. This Ummat is described as, believing on the Unseen, like it is stated in the Holy Quran: Yuminoona Bilghaybi. The believing on the Unseen is the first thing from Imaan, in the observation of a Muslim. This is the reason that this Miracle was kept as a Secret, after the Wisaal till Qayaamat Day.

 Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Swalli Daa’iman Abadan

           Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

لَمْ يَمْتَحِنَّا بِمَا تَعْىَ الْعُقُوْلُ بِهٖ

حِرْصًا عَلَيْنَا فَلَمْ نَرْتَبْ وَلَمْ  نَهِمٖ

 

LAM YAMTAHINNA BEEMA TA’YAL UQOOLU BIHI

HIRSAN ALAYNA FALAM NARTAB WALAM NAHIMI

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) did not place us, through such test, that our senses would become weak and exhausted. This was a Prospering and Guided Ummat that is why there was never a moment, for doubts and suspicion. We did not walk on any blind Religious Laws.

 

In brief the Commentary is: Our Most Merciful Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) never put us through such test, that in understanding it, our senses would become weak. He desired our rectification that is why we cannot have any doubts, on accepting any laws.

 

The Laws were explained in such clear manner, that in understanding them, we couldn’t have any doubts or suspicion. He did not put us through such difficulties that in following them, we would become exhausted.

 

Like in the Previous Ummat, the Laws were: If one committed a sin, he must ask for forgiveness, in front of everyone and kill each other. They must perform 50 Salah a day. If any unclean thing fell on the clothes, they must burn those clothes.They must only pray in the place of Worship. They must give one quarter of their wealth in Charity, etc.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: I have brought easy and clearly explained laws for you.

 

Islam is a Religion that is so clearly explained that there is nothing hidden or beyond anyone’s understanding.

 

Allah spared us with His Kindness, the ordeal of understanding, the Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Great Personality, if not we would have been victims, of doubts and suspicion.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

اَعْىَ الْوَرٰى فَهْمُ مَعْنَاهُ فَلَيْسَ يُرٰى

ِلِلْقُرْبِ وَالْبُعْدِ فِیْہِ غَيْرُ مُنْفَخِمٖ

 

AH’YAL WARA FAHMU MA’NAAHU FALAYSA YURAA

LILQURBI WALBU’DI FEEHI GHAIRU MUNFAHIMI

The Entire World became helpless and weak in understanding the Reality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

There is no such person from nearby or far away, who in front of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) did not become helpless or speechless.

 

The Entire World became exhausted, in understanding the External and Internal Wonders and the Reality of the Sacred Personality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

The Sahaaba-e-Kiraam who were very close to Him and the entire Ummat who were far from Him, both could not understand that who in reality was the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).  What was His Real Status?

 

Allama Kartabi (alayhir rehmah) relates in Tazkira: The Wonders of the Beauty of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) were not exposed totally, as the Sahaaba-e- Kiraam did not possess the strength, to look towards the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

كَالشَّمْسِ تَظْهَرُ  لِلْعَيْنَيْنِ مِنْ مبُعُدٍ

صَغِيْرَةً وَّ  تَكِلُّ الطَّرْفُ مِنْ اَمَمٖ

 

KASH SHAMSI TAZ-HARU LIL AYNAINI MIM BU’UDIN

SAGHEERATAN WA TUKKILUT TARFA MIN AMAMI

His Personality is like the Sun, which from far appears small, but if one opens his eyes and looks at it, then both from nearby and far away, it dazzles the eyes.

 

An example of the sun was shown in comparison to the Beauty of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) if not He was much Greater and Beautiful than the Sun.

 

That is why Allama gave an example and said from far, it seems like a dot, and due to it being far, the observer cannot calculate its distance. It you look at it from near, then it seems full of light and it dazzles the eyes.

 

In Reality what is the association of the sun, with the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).  This light is a drop of the Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Outwardly the observer finds Him as a Source full of Light. In Reality due to being far, man cannot see the True Form. Even those who were close to Him, with the eyes of Hidden Knowledge were helpless in seeing the Dazzle. So both the observers from nearby and far away were helpless in seeing the Reality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

وَكَيْفَ يُدْرِكُ فِیْ الدُّنْيَا حَقِيْقَتَهٗ

قَوْمٌ نِّيَامٌ تَسَلَّوْا عَنْهُ بِالْحُلُمٖ

 

WAKAYFA YUDRIKU FID DUNYA HAQEEQATAHU

QOWMUN NEEYAAMUN TASALLU ANHU BIL HULUMI

How can anyone in this World understand, the Greatness of his Personality, when the Nation of this World is fast asleep?

 

To acquire Knowledge one requires these things: Wisdom, understanding, memory, explanation, remembrance, intellect, knowledge, sense, trust, wits, concern and inventions.

 

Here the word Yudrik was mentioned because the picture of the object would be focused clearly. I.e. the Interior Reality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Greatest and the Best, but the External Reality, man was unable to picture.  This is the reason why the word Yudrik is attached to Dunya because the Reality of the Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Hidden Secrets or Wonders were created especially for this World.

 

In the Hereafter, everyone’s Position and Status will be exposed till the Believers will see the Appearance of the Lord without being intoxicated or an abode. That is why on the Day of Resurrection, there will be a change of eyes till the end.

 

The Sacred Sufis have stated the non-existence of the Appearance of the Lord in this World was for the same reason because the Everlasting One, only the eyes of the existing can see. This World and all its contents will come to an end, so the eyesight of this place will also come to end.

 

Sleep is a type of air that comes up, from fainting and unconsciousness.  It blows towards the eyes and makes one feel sleepy.  When it reaches the heart, it makes him sleep.

 

Since one is in the World of a Dream of carelessness, like it is related in a Hadith that the People are sleeping. When death approaches them, they become shocked.

 

For this same reason, Allama pointed towards this Hadith and said: Due to sleeping in this dream of carelessness, whatever came in one’s mind he said or wrote, whatever he wished, about the Status of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Due to this carelessness he began to utter anything to an extent, he even began to call Him, as an ordinary Human Being. Ma’aazallah!

 

فَمَبْلَغُ الْعِلْمِ فِيْهِ اَنَّهٗ بَشَرٌ

وَاَنَّهٗ خَيْرُ خَلْقِ اللهِ كُلِّهِمٖ

 

FAMABLAGHUL ILMI FEEHI ANNAHU BASHAROON

WA ANNAHU KHAYRU KHALQIL LAAHI KULLIHIMI

The farthest end of our Knowledge declares that He is a Human Being but in Reality among the whole Creation He is the Most Superior and the Greatest Person.

The maturity of our Knowledge of Understanding, the extreme acquisition can only be this: We can place this laws about the Sacred Personality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) that He is the most Superior Human Being and Precious Jewel. In the entire creation of Humanity, there is no one who is more Superior than the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).  In the Reality of Laws of the meaning of Attributes, the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Superior of all Creation and the Leader of the both Worlds.

 

So Allama Kharpoti (alayhir rehmah) says that Allama Sharfuddin Bosairi (alayhir rehmah) kept reciting this Qasida till he reached this Couplet:

 

In the Sacred Court of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) he said Famablaghal ilmu Feehi Innahu Basharun (The farthest end of our Knowledge declares that He is a Human Being).

 

He recited this line and remained silent for the second line. He receives a sign from the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him): Read further.

 

Allama says that he could not recite the second line.

 

So he received an instruction from the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) to say Wa Annahu Khayru Khalqillahi Kullihimi. (And indeed He is the Most Superior among the Entire Creation.)

 

Allama immediately wrote this line down and with sincerity kept reading this line after every Couplet.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

وَكُلُّ اٰىٍ اَتٰى الرُّسُلُ الْكِرَامُ بِهَا

فَاِنَّمَا اتَّصَلَتْ مِنْ نُّوْرِهٖ  بِهِمٖ

 

WAKULLU AAYIN ATAR RUSLUL KIRAAMU BIHA

FA INNAMAT TASALAT MIN NOORIHI BIHIMI

The Miracles shown by all the other Prophets came forth from the Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

All the Wonders that the other Prophets achieved were through the Sadqa of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). The reason is that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Origin of this World, like He said that the first thing that Allah created was My Noor.

 

Hadith-e-Qudsi- Allah Ta’ala addressed Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him) and said: If He was not my Beloved One then I would not have created you.

 

In another place it is quoted that: If We did not desire to create You (Oh Beloved), then We would not have created this Heavens and Earth.

 

What a beautiful topic this is, that since all the Prophets, who came before the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) are His Followers, then why will He not possess, full rights over them.

 

It is related that:

کُلُّ مَا فِیْ الْکَوْنَیْنِ مِنْ نُوْرِہٖ عَلَیْہِ الصَّلٰوۃُ وَالسَّلَامُ

Whatever exist in this Worlds were all created from the Sacred Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Look at the Whole Hadith in Sharha Kharpoti.

 

فَاِ نَّهٗ شَمْسُ فَضْلٍ هُمْ كَوَاكِبُهَا

يُظْهِرْنَ اَنوَارَهَا لِلنَّاسِ فيِ الظُّلَمٖ

 

FA INNAHU SHAMSU FADHLIN HUM KAWAKIBUHA

YUZ-HIRNA ANWAARAHA LIN NAASI FIZ ZULAMI

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Sun of the Grace

of the Lord. All the Prophets became enlightened by this Radiant Sun and became like Stars, who advised and guided the People in their era.

 

In this Couplet, the reason of the Contact of the Prophets, with the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) became exposed. Allama says that He is the Sun of the Grace and Wonders.

 

The other Prophets are like the Moon and Stars. Just like when the sunsets, then in the darkness of the night, the moon and stars appear and brighten everything. Same how the other Prophets appeared before the Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him); they enlightened the People and guided them.

 

When the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) appeared, then just like when the sun appears, the stars disappear. Likewise all the Prophets drowned in the Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and turned towards Him.

 

Now the Question arises that in which conditions, did the other Prophets receive assistance and benefits from the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)?

 

Allama Kharpoti (alayhir rehmah) gives a complete commentary that has been mentioned here.

 

Allama Kharpoti (alayhir rehmah) says: Before the Holy Arrival of our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), all the Prophets saw their Grace and Wonders. Whatever they exposed was achieved through the Sacred Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

The First Benefit of this Sacred Noor had been exposed in Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him), when Allah Ta’ala sent him as His Deputy. He taught Him this Name and granted Him, the Place of all the Laws of Muhammadi (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him) exposed that Knowledge of the Lord to the Angels, till finally the whole Creation appeared. Time passed, finally the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) appeared. When He appeared like the sun, then all the other Lights got soaked into the Noor of the Holy Prophet (swallal lahu alayhi wasallam) and stood under this Light. No Prophets were granted any Wonders or Miracles, like the Wonders, our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) received.

Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him) had been created with the Hands of the Powerful One. Then our Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Heart was split open and filled with Imaan, Guidance and filled with the Creation of the Prophets.

 

The Angels received the Command to make Sajda, to Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him) solely for this reason.  The Sacred Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) had been placed in the Forehead of Sayyidina Adam (Peace be upon him).

 

Sayyidina Idris (Peace be upon him) was granted Makaanun Alayya (A High Position) then our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted that Position where no one can reach, which is called Meraaj.

 

Sayyidina Nooh (Peace be upon him) and His Followers were saved from the Floods. Then the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted this Status, that in this World, His Ummat will be saved from the disaster of the Floods.

 

If Sayyidina Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) was saved from the fire of Namrood, then for our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) the Flaming Fire was cooled forever. On the Sacred Night of Meraaj He crossed the Fire and was protected from any danger or difficulty.  If Sayyidina Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) received the Title of Khaleel, then our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was Beloved and given the Title of Habeeb. Sayyidina Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) was granted the Honour of destroying the Idols of Namrood. Then the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted the Honour, when He captured Makkah, in cleaning the Kaaba and destroying the 360 Idols.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (Peace be upon him) was granted the Miracle of the Asah which turned into a snake. Then our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted this Miracle without an Asah i.e. When Abu Jahal wanted to attack the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and kill Him. When he reached closer, he saw two snakes sitting, on the Shoulders of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Abu Jahal became frightened and ran back to his Group.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (Peace be upon him) was granted the Hand of the Majestic One. Our Sacred Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted that Noor, which was so bright in the dark night and in comparison to it, the Moon looked black.

 

If Sayyidina Moosa (Peace be upon him) was granted the Miracle of splitting the sea into two parts, then our Honourable Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted the Miracle of splitting the Moon.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (Peace be upon him) used this Miracle on this Earth, whereas the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) stood on this Earth and showed the Miracle in the Heaven.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (Peace be upon him) showed the Miracle of water coming out from the rock, whereas the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) showed the Miracle of water, coming out from His Sacred Fingers.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (Peace be upon him) had the Honour of speaking to Allah on the Mountain Toor. Whereas the Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted on the Sacred Night of Meraaj, a very close place to Allah.

 

If Sayyidina Haaroon (Peace be upon him) was granted the Wonder of Fluency of the Language, then our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted complete Fluency over Bani Adam.

 

If Sayyidina Yusuf (Peace be upon him) was granted Beauty, then the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted the Source of Wonder of Total Beauty. There was no one, more Handsome than Him.

 

Sayyidina Yusuf (Peace be upon him) was granted the Knowledge of interpreting dreams whereas our Honourable Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted so much Knowledge that there was no end to its limit.

 

If Sayyidina Dawood (Peace be upon him) was granted the Miracle of making the iron soft, then the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted far more than this. He turned a stick into a sword and changed reality, on the heart of a solid rock His Sacred Footprints were imprinted.

 

If Sayyidina Suleman (Peace be upon him) was made the Leader of the Jinns, then our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was the Ruler of the Angels.

 

Sayyidina Isaah (Peace be upon him) was granted the Miracle of curing the blind, those with leprosy and making the dead alive.  Our Generous Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was granted much more Wonders than this i.e. The eye that came out which was damaged through an arrow He placed it back and it regained it’s sight.

 

The wife of Hazrat Maaz bin Afraar (May Allah be pleased with him) had leprosy. He requested for help. Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) placed His Hands and her marks disappeared. .

Regarding the Miracle of the dead being resurrected, we discussed the incident of Hazrat Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him) earlier.

 

اَكْرِمْ بِخَلْقِ نَّبِىٍّ زَانَهٗ خُلُقٌ

بِالْحُسْنِ مُشْتَمِلٍ مبِالْبِشْرِ مُتَّسِمٖ

 

AKRIM BEKHALQI NABIYIN ZAANAHU KHULUQUN

BIL HUSNI MUSHTAMILIM BIL BISHRI MUTTASIMI

What a beautiful manner, Allah has made the Bodily Figure of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). What beauty, those pleasant smiles display that on the Sacred Face are signs of Happiness and Liveliness.

 

This is why the Holy Quran described the Radiant Face as Noorun Alah Noor and:

کَمِشْکٰوۃٍ فِیۡہَا مِصْبَاحٌ

The similitude of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp.

The External Beauty and Internal Character of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) are so beautiful that there are no words to describe them.

 

Regarding the Beauty and Wonderful Character of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) there are many Traditions reported.

 

Hazrat Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) relates that I have not seen anyone else more beautiful than the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). It was like the sun getting sacrificed over the Radiant Face. Whenever He smiled, the Brightness of the Light of His Sacred Teeth, used to enlighten the walls and surroundings.

 

Mowla Ali (karramallahu waj-hahu) narrates that the final description is this, that in the first meeting everyone who met Him had fear.  After speaking to Him for a little while, was found saying this that I will never find another Person like Him from today till Qayaamat.

 

Hazrat Abdullah bin Harith (May Allah be pleased with him) narrates that I have never seen a more Cheerful Person than the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Those who used to see Him, used to forget their sorrows.

 

This was the Fourth Secret; one must repeat this Couplet thrice. Our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Expressed His Love towards this Couplet.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wasallam Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

 

كَالزَّهْرِ فِیْ  طَرَفٍ وَّالْبَدْرِ فِیْ شَرَفٍ

وَّالْبَحْرِ فيِ كَرَمٍ وَّالدَّهْرِ فِیْ هِمَمٖ

 

KAZ ZAHRI FEE TARAFIW WAL BADRI FEE SHARAFIN

WAL BAH’RI FEE KARAMIW WAD DAH’RI FEE HIMAMI

In Freshness and Pleasantness, He resembles the Rosebud.

In Righteousness He is like the Full Moon. He is the Source of Courage of all times and in Generosity He is like the Ocean of Mercy.

 

The Sacred Personality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is like the blooming rose on a green branch. His Dignified Status and Position are like the Full Moon on the 14th night.  His Generosity is like the Sea, which is full of Treasures, Pearls that make the World rich

 

This is the Status of the Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Generosity through which one benefits internally and externally, till he reaches the Wonders. Human Being became superior than the Angels.

 

In Reality if one sees, these were examples to portray a picture, so that one can feel satisfied. If not what association does these things have, with the Status of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). The Entire Universe are Drops of His Sacred Grace.

 

In Sahih Muslim it is reported that the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) never begged from anyone instead He gave generously to others.

 

Once a person came and asked Him for a goat, so our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) gave him, all the goats that were in between two mountains. When this person returned to his tribe, he said: Oh People become Muslims because the Generous Giver grants so many things, that one never requires anything else.

 

Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) relates in Sahih Bukhari that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) gave so much gold and silver, to Hazrat Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him), that he could not carry it.

 

In one Tradition, it is related that during the Battle of Hunain, He gave a whole farm with camels and goats to Hazrat Safwaan (May Allah be pleased with him.)

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

كَاَ نَّهٗ وَهُوَ فَرْدٌ فِیْ جَلَالَتِهٖ

فيِ عَسْكَرٍ حِيْنَ  تَلْقَاهُ وَفِیْ حَشَمٖ

 

KA ANNAHU WAHWA FARDUN MIN JALAALATIHI

FEE ASKARIN HEENA TALQAAHU WAFEE HASHAMI

When the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is alone, the observer who sees Him, feels as if He is surrounded by an Army.

 

It means that the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) in His Glory and Greatness, is such that when you meet Him, He seems like He is in the Middle of a very strong Army.

 

There was an orphan who used to live with Abu Jahal. Abu Jahal had possession of his whole wealth. When he came to Abu Jahal to collect his wealth, he scolded him and chased him away. The orphan returned home sadly. The friends of the Quraish told him to go and tell his sad plight, to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), who will speak on his behalf and his work will be done. They had made this suggestion to him but they knew that Abu Jahal was an enemy of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Abu Jahal will not listen. They also knew that if this orphan will plead, then surely the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) will intercede, on his behalf and not turn him back sadly.

 

Anyway this orphan went to Him and told Him everything. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) immediately went with him to Abu Jahal.

When Abu Jahal saw them, he stood up with respect to meet them.  The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) interceded on behalf of the orphan and Abu Jahal immediately gave all the wealth back to the orphan.

 

The Quraish teased and asked: Have you changed your religion?

Abu Jahal said: The Oath of the Lord! I did not change my religion, but I saw on the right and left side of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), people with spears. So I became scared that if I did not obey His Command, then they would kill me with these spears.

 

In another Tradition it is related that there was a wrestler whose name was Rakaana He was an expert in wrestling. People from far places, used to come to learn wrestling from him. He beat many of the famous wrestlers. Once the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was passing a valley in Makkah when He saw Rakaana. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) asked: Oh Rakaana do you not fear Allah and accept my Invitation towards the Path that I am calling you? Rakaana replied: Oh Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), do You have any proof that You are a Prophet? The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) asked: If I beat you in wrestling, then will you accept Islam? Since Rakaana was proud of his strength, he said that surely, I will accept if You can beat me in wrestling. They both prepared for the wrestling and the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) went towards Rakaana and in one grip dropped him down. Rakaana was shocked, asked for a second chance and he was dropped the second time also. He pleaded for a third chance and the third time also, he fell to the ground.  Rakaana was shocked and left after saying these words: You have a very strange Status; there is no one better than you in any field.

 

 

كَاَنَّمَا اللُّؤْلُؤُ الْمَكْنُوْنُ فِیْ صَدَفٍ

مِّنْ ممَّعْدِنٰی مَنطِقٍ مِّنْهُ وَمُبْتَسَمٖ

 

KA ANAMAL LU’LU’UL MAKNOONU FEE SADAFIN

MIM MA’DINAY MANTIQIM MINHU WAMUBTASIMI

The Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Pleasantness and Mines of Sweet Smiles resemble that Precious Pearl that is hidden in the Mother Shell.

 

Allama says that it is like a Pearl that is hidden in the Shell, which has not come out yet or has not been messed through any dirty hands. Its beauties are like those Jewels that come out from the oceans and mines.  It’s one mine is the Sacred Tongue and the other mine is the Sacred Lips of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) from which, the Sacred Teeth are glittering. In conclusion that Pearl that did not yet come out from the shell, its glitter resembles the Sacred Words and Teeth, though it cannot reach the Purity of the Sacred Teeth.

 

Allama Hayaati writes in Sharhut Towfa that the Mother Shell is a creature from among the sea creatures. It is mostly found on the seashores of India and China. During April to May it comes to the shore and waits for the raindrops.  When it begins to rain, it leaves its mouth open. If one drop falls into its mouth and goes into its stomach; it turns into a precious pearl. This Pearl is called Durreh Yateem. If two drops fall into its mouth, these pearls are called Ikhwaan.  This Pearl’s value is lesser than the Durreh Yateem is. If more than these drops fall into its mouth, then this pearl value becomes like the normal Pearls that are inexpensive. Then the shell goes to the bottom of the sea and joins up like a tree, it becomes hard like a rock and turns into an oyster.

 

In this Couplet, the Sacred Mouth was described as the Shell and the Sacred Teeth as the Pearls. Two Mines were described because in reality the Words are created from the heart, then it comes out from the mouth.

 

The Pious People saw Ameerul Moh’mineen Hazrat Abu Baker Siddique (May Allah be pleased with him) in their dreams.  He was reciting in the Praise of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) this Couplet and the previous Couplet.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

لَا طِيْبَ  يَعْدِلُ تُرْبًا ضَمَّ اَعْظُمَهٗ

طُوْبٰى لِمُنْتَشِقٍ مِّنْهُ وَمُلْتَثِمٖ

 

LAH TEEBA YA’HDILU TOORBAN DHAMMA AH’ZUMAHU

TOOBA LIMUNTASHIQIM MINHU WAMULTASIMI

There is no better Dust in this Entire Universe, than the Dust that the Sacred Body of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) has touched.

Glad Tidings to those lucky ones, who have smelt and kissed this Sacred Dust.

 

There is no Perfume in this World that is more Scented than the Sacred Sand, on which that Sacred Body is resting. That Person is indeed lucky, who smelt this Sacred Sand and kissed it.

 

This Order is true that the Sacred Grave of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Greater than the Kaaba Sharief and Arsheh Azam.

 

Why not because it is related in Ahaadith, that every Soul is created from that soil from where he is buried. So that Sacred Soil, where the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is resting, is a part of Him.

 

The Sadqa of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), is over the whole Universe, Throne, Pen, Tablet etc. so the result is that the Sacred Grave of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is Greater than the Whole Universe.

 

Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) relates I have never smelt a better Muskeh Ambar than the Smell of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Regarding the Kissing of the Sacred Grave, Hazrat Sayyida Fathimatuz Zohra (May Allah be pleased with her) recited this Couplet, at the time of Wisaal of her Father:

 

I am crossing through such difficulties that if they were placed on the days, then it would turn them into nights.

Whoever smells once, the Sacred Grave of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), then he will not ever have the need, to smell any other perfume.

 

Regarding the Visiting of the Holy Shrine of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is it Sunnat or Wajib to go there?

 

The Maaliki Ulama went towards this direction, that the Ziyaarat of the Sacred Grave is Wajib (Compulsory). They have written many proofs towards this.

 

Here is one proof: The Visiting of the Sacred Grave is done as a Mark of Respect and it is compulsory, to respect the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).  So the Visiting of the Sacred Grave of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) became Wajib.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said that whoever performed Pilgrimage and does not come to visit Me, has caused injury to Me. Since to cause injury is illegal, therefore the Visiting of the Sacred Shrine is Wajib.

 

Some Shafa’ee and Hanafis have stated, that the Visiting of the Sacred Grave is Sunnat.

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