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مَاسَامَنِى الدَّهْرُ ضَيْمًا وَّاسْتَجَرْتُ بِهٖ

اِلَّاوَنِلْتُ جَوَارًا مِّنْهُ لَمْ يُضَمٖ

 

MAA SAAMANID DAH’RU DHAYMOW

WASTAJARTU BIHI

ILLAH WANILTU JIWAARAM MINHU LAM YUDHAMI

When the People persecuted me, I took refuge in Him, and when His Help came to me, I was relieved from all pains and troubles.

 

Allama Sharfuddin Bosairi (May Allah shower mercy upon him) says, the rule of the era of the days and night did not trouble me. Whenever I turned towards my Beloved Master the Sacred Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) for any needs, immediately He made Dua and my needs were fulfilled. When I was troubled at the time, while I was paralysed, I sincerely called out His Name.  Immediately he came and placed His Sacred Hands over me and I was cured that same night.

 

وَ  لَا الْتَمَسْتُ غِنَى الدَّارَيْنِ مِنْ يَّدِهٖ

اِلَّااسْتَلَمْتُ النِّدٰى مِنْ خَيْرِ مُسْتَلَمٖ

 

WALAL TAMASTU GHINAD DAARAINI MI YADIHI

ILLAS TALAMTUN NADAA MIN KHAYRI MUSTALAMI

I never asked anything for any religious or worldly things, from the Generous Master but His Sacred Hands of Generosity granted me all the things that I had desired in my mind.

 

In Ginad Daarain one feels that whoever has the wealth of the world, sound health and a peaceful life is a rich person but the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: One who attains the wealth of this world, is not rich, but one whose heart is contented, with whatever it attains, is rich.

 

In brief, this Couplet means that I did not ask for riches of both this Worlds from the Generous Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) but I achieved success and everything that I desired, from the Door of the Court of the Generous Kind Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). That is why I am safe from all calamities of this world.

 

Insha-Allah, We will be safe, under the Shadow of the Banner of the Beloved Blessed and Generous Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), in the Hereafter.

 

لَا تُنْكِرِ الْوَحْىَ مِنْ رُّؤْيَاهُ اِنَّ لَهٗ

قَلْبًا اِذَا نَامَتِ الْعَيْنَانِ لَمْ يَنُمٖ

 

LAH TUNKIRUL WAH’YA MR RU’YAAHU INNAH LAHU

QALBAN IZAH NAAMATIL AYNAANI LAM YANAMI

Do not disbelieve the Message of Allah, which the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) received in His Dream, because His Heart is Pure, though His Eyes slept, His Heart was always awake.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) received Revelations for 23 years and six months. The first six months, he used to receive the Revelations in His Dreams and in the Morning, it used to be exposed.  Then Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) used to appear while He was awake. In the 23rd year the 46th part of the Revelation used to come every six months.

 

Allama relates that if someone makes an objection, that while one is sleeping, he is unaware of the surroundings and at times caught in lust and desires, then how can such moments be reliable? How can they be sufficient for accepting Commands?

 

Allama gives an answer to this objection that these conditions will apply to that person, whose heart is caught in lust and gone astray, while he is sleeping.

 

We are speaking about that Sacred Personality whose sleep and staying awake are similar. He attained these Powers from Allah, that while sleeping also, his Sacred Heart was directed towards Allah.

 

Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said:

My Eyes may sleep but my Heart does not sleep.

 

In one Tradition He said: If Allah desired then, He could have kept me awake always but he made me sleep, so that it could become Sunnat for those after me.

 

Description of Revelations

 

In the dictionary Wahi (Revelations) has many meanings.

  1. Ishaara (Sign)
  2. Risaalata (Divine Message)
  3. Ilhaam (Inspiration, Revelation)
  4. Kalaameh Khafee (Hidden Conversation).

According to common law, the Announcements of Allah are called Wahi, which descended on the Prophets. They may be exposed or hidden. There are three types of exposed Wahi.

  1. Those Wahi, that the Angels brought from the Heavens. The Holy Quran came down in this manner.
  2. Special Signs through which the Angels heard.
  3. From Allah, these Pearls were put in the Hearts of the Prophets. It was not necessary for any period. It came down either while they were sleeping or awake. Without doubts this were ilhaameh Ilaahi (Revelations of the Lord).

 

In a Hadith, it has been reported that Allah speaks to a Believer while he is asleep.

 

Now it is necessary to understand, this order, that there are true dreams.

These are of three types:

  1. News that one gets through some Angel with whom he has contact.
  2. Fearful Dreams when a Believer drifts towards sins.
  3. Inspiration which are profitable i.e. Performing Haj or Command to read Tahajjud Salah.

 

There are three types of false dreams.

  1. Dream of Courage – Whatever one thinks of during the day, he sees it in the dream. This dream is not reliable.
  2. Dream of Sickness – Due to this one gets a very frightening dream. There is nothing to worry about it.
  3. Satanic Dream

 

All these types of dreams come to everyone, besides the Prophets. The Prophets dreams are true and they are regarded as Wahi. It is compulsory to follow them.

 

According to this, the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: The Dream of a Pious Believer is 46th part of the Noor of the Prophets.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

 

وَذَاكَ حِيْنَ بُلُوْغٍ مِّنْ نُّبُوَّتِهٖ

فَليَسَ  يُنكَرُ  فِيْهِ حَالُ مُحْتَلَمٖ

 

FAZAAKA HEENA BULOOGHIM MIN NABUWATIHI

FALAYSA YUNKARU FEEHI HAALU MUH’TALIMI

The reason why the Wahi came in the Dream was because the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) reached the Wonders of Prophethood.

When one reaches the age of maturity, no one objects when he has a wet dream

 

The Revelations came to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) in His Sacred Dreams because He reached the Wonders of Prophethood before His Announcement of being the Prophet. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: I attained the Status of Prophethood when Sayyidina Adam (peace be upon him) was still in the mould.

 

So when one can accept the maturity of someone, when he has a wet dream, then why can one not accept, that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) received the Revelations in His Sacred Dreams?

 

 

تَباَرَكَ اللهُ مَاوَحْىٌ مبِمُكْتَسَبٍ

وَّ لَا نَبِىٌّ عَلٰى غَيْبٍ مبِمُتَّهِمٖ

 

TABAARAKALLAAHU MA WAHYUM BIMUKTASABIN

WALA NABEEYUN ALAH GHAYBIM BIMUTTAHAMI

Great are the Blessings of Allah! One cannot get Wahi (Revelations) by making efforts. Nor can anyone put false accusations against the Prophets, receiving Revelation from someone.

 

Allah’s Generosity is infinite and full of benefits. No Revelations can be earned through striving efforts, like how one gains rewards through doing good deeds.

 

One can gain Kashfwo Mukaashifaat (Divine Inspiration) through Mujahida wa Riyaazat (Great Struggle and Devotion), in coming closer to the Lord and enrich the heart, these are all attained, through making efforts.

 

It is still not possible that one will stay awake, for the whole nights, reciting Allah, Allah and will receive Revelations.  Revelations and Prophethood only comes through the Grace of Allah. Whoever Allah wished, became a Prophet. Now the Door to Prophethood is closed and it has been locked.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: I am the last Prophet and there will be no other Prophets coming after Me.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

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