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كَمْ اَبْرَاَتْ وَصِبًامبِاللَّمْسِ رَاحَتُهٗ

وَ اَطْلَقَتْ اَرِبًا مِّنْ رِّبْقَةِ اللَّمَمٖ

 

KAM ABRA AT WASIBAM BIL LAMSI RAAHATUHU

WA ATLAQAT ARIBAM MIR RIBQATIL LAMAMI

When the Blessed Hand of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) touched an ailing person, he was completely healed.

Many people were cured of madness and lunacy.

 

Those People with incurable illness, in distress, and those with bodily ailments also those with heart problems who had failed to find relief, through the Physicians, got better through the Blessings of the Sacred Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)

 

Allama says that the objector still had an objection: What was the need of sending this Sacred Personality?

 

He replies that through His Sacred Hands, how many sick people got better, that were close to being destroyed. Thousands got better from spiritual illness. That Nation that was living like animals daily, in one Sacred Glance became civilized. Those who were caught in the darkness of Disbelieving and went astray in the valleys, were banging their heads in one voice, came back to the Straight Path. Their character was such, that while sitting in a gathering, they used to regard killing each other as a small thing. The Truthful Words of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), changed these things and made them reform. Those heads, that used to walk about with pride, bowed down, in front of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Those hearts that were filled with the love, of the idols Laat and Uzza, were now filled, with the love of the Oneness of Allah.

 

If the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) did not come to this world, then this world would have been in darkness. The clouds of Shirk and Kufr had spread all over.

 

The son of Abu Jahal during the Battle of Badr, had cut the hand of Hazrat Mahooz bin Gufra (May Allah be pleased with him). He picked up his hand and came to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), picked up the hand and placed it back in its position and it was healed and began to function like a healthy hand. Can the biggest Surgeon of this World, show a Miracle like this?

 

Hazrat Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) relates that a lady brought her son, to the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and said: Huzoor! This boy is gone mad. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) placed his Sacred Hand on the boy and said: Come out from his stomach. Small black pups of a dog, came out and he was cured.

 

Mowla Ali (karramullahu wajhahu) once was suffering from inflammation of the eye and it was very painful. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) applied His Sacred Spit on it, by the morning it was completely healed.

 

Allama Kharpoti (May Allah shower mercy upon him) says that these Miracles did not only exist during His era. It will remain till Qayaamat. Today also, if someone sincerely has a contact with Him, from his heart recites Durood Sharief and makes his request, then with the Command of Allah, he will achieve his ambition.

 

The Author of Mawahib relates that Allama Kasheeri (May Allah shower mercy upon him) narrates that his son was very ill and very close to death. He was very sad. In the night he saw the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) . He told Huzoor about his son’s illness. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: Did you forget to read Aayat-e- Shifa? When his eyes opened, he read these Ayats and blew on the water and gave it to him to drink. All the sadness disappeared and it seemed like he was never ill. He was instantly cured.

 

These Ayats are:

Wa Yashfee Sudoora Qowmim Moh’mineen

وَیَشْفِ صُدُوۡرَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِیۡنَ ﴿ۙ۱۴﴾

 And will heal the chests of the believers.

 

Wa Shifa-ul lima Fis Sudoor

وَشِفَآءٌ لِّمَا فِی الصُّدُوۡرِ۬ۙ

And healing of hearts.

 

Yakhruju Mim Butooniha Sharaabum Mukhtalifun Alwaanuha Feehi Shifa-ul Linnaas

یَخْرُجُ مِنۡۢ بُطُوۡنِہَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ اَلْوٰنُہٗ فِیۡہِ شِفَآءٌ لِّلنَّاسِ

There comes out from their bellies a drink of varied colors in which there is healing for the people.

 

Wanu Nazzilu Minal Quraani Ma Hoowa Shifa-uw Wa Rehmatul Lil Moh’mineen

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْاٰنِ مَا ہُوَ شِفَآءٌ وَّ رَحْمَۃٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِیۡنَ ۙ

 And We send down in Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers.

 

 

Wa Izah Maridtu Fa Hoowa Yashfeen

وَ اِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَہُوَ یَشْفِیۡنِ ﴿۪ۙ۸۰﴾

 And when I am ill, it is He who heals me.

 

Qul Hoowa Lil Lazina Ahmanoo Hudow Wa Shifa.

قُلْ ہُوَ لِلَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا ہُدًی وَّ شِفَآءٌ

Say you, ‘that is a guidance and a cure for the believers.’

 

Allama Kharpoti (May Allah shower mercy upon him) relates that during our era also, an incident took place like this. Our Teachers wife was suffering from a heart disease.  She used to suffer from such pain, that during the nights, she used to scream and cry. The Neighbours became tired. Many Physicians prescribed medicine for her but none seemed to help. My Teacher requested me, to write a letter, to the Sacred Court of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and tell him of the problem.

I wrote a letter beginning with Salaatow Salaam and wrote the request to Him. When some Hajee were going for Haj, I handed that letter to Him. We began to count the days, when this Hajee reached Madina, from that Day we observed that her screaming had stopped and she was completely cured.

 

Hazrat Ummeh Salma (May Allah be pleased with her) relates that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) once went to a jungle. A deer called out: Ya Rasoolullah!  The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) asked: What do you want?  It replied: Ya Rasoolullah!  A Bedouin has caught me in its trap. I have two calves in the hill. Please free me so that I can go and feed them, then I will come back.  Huzoor asked: Will you definitely come back? It replied :Yes! The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) freed it. It ran towards the hill and fed the babies and came back.  When the Bedouin learnt about this, he asked Huzoor what is your wish?  He replied: Free the deer. When he freed the deer it went towards the jungle reciting Ashadu Allah ilaha illallah Wa Annaka Rasoolullah.

 

وَ اَحْيَتِ السَّنَةَ الشَّهْبَآءَ دَعَوْتُهٗ

حَتّٰى حَكَتْ غُرَّةً فِیْ الْاَعْصُرِ الدُّهُمٖ

 

WA AH’YATIS SANATASH SHA’BAAHA DA’WATUHU

HATTA HAKAT GHURRATAN FIL AH’SURID DUHUMI

The Sacred Prayers of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) brought rain immediately and turn the draughts and famine season in green pastures.

It changed them so much, that in the darkness of the past and future era, this year seemed to be the brightest year.

 

Ah’yat is derived from the word Ah’ya (to make alive). This word is used contrary to the word Amaanat (anything given in trust).

 

Sana means year. Sha’baa is the shining forehead of a horse.

 

In the dialogue of Arabs Sanatas Sha’baa is that year when there was no rain and no crops grew. In most dialogues they call this period as a drought.

 

Da’watuhu is the subject.

 

Through the Blessings of the Sacred Prayers Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) the season of the drought, turned into spring and turned everything green. All the dry land and crops turned green and fresh. They looked like the shining foreheads of white horses, like how the sun changes darkness into brightness.

 

Duhum in Arabic means black and darkness.

 

This Couplet is referring towards that incident which Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) relates that once there was a severe drought. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) stood up to give  Kutbah for Jumah. A Bedouin stood up and said: Ya Rasoolullah! Our goods have been ruined and our children are dying of starvation. Please make Dua for us. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) picked both His Sacred Hands towards the Heaven. At that moment there were no clouds visible in the sky. The Oath of the Lord! Before the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) could put His Sacred Hands down, like the mountains, the clouds surrounded us and the environment became dark. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) did not descend from the Mimbar (Pulpit) yet, when it began to rain. This rain continued to fall, from that Friday till the following Friday.

 

The following Friday, another person got up and said: Ya Rasoolullah! Our homes have fallen and our goods have sunk. Please make Dua for us. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) picked up His Sacred Hands and said: Allah Hummah Hawalayna Wala Alayna (Oh Allah let it remain around us and not on us). Whichever direction the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was pointing his Sacred Finger, the clouds were moving in that direction.

 

Madina remained dry and it continued to rain for a month around the surroundings of Madina.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

بِعَارِضٍ جَادَ  اَوْخِلْتَ الْبِطَاحَ  بِهَا

سَيْبًا مِّنَ الْيَمِّ اَوْ سِيْلًامِّنَ الْعَرِمٖ

 

BE AARIDHIN JAADA OWKHILTAL BITAAHA BIHA

SAYBAM MINAL YAMMI OW SAYLAN MINAL ARIMI

The drought disappeared through one rain, and due to one cloud it rained so much, that the observer used to feel that this was the storm of the ocean or coming from a flood.

 

Since in the previous Couplet the word Ah’yat was utilised, automatically the question arises that did the drought and famine change only, through the Dua or was it after the Acceptance of the Dua, that the rains came?

 

Allama gives the answer in this Couplet and says Be Ahridin.

 

The cloud showered Jaada so much rain, that it was impossible for so much rain to fall from it.

 

Jaada is derived from Jowd. And the alphabet Jeem of Jowd is also open which is utilised in the meaning of excessive rain.

 

Whoever recites Jowd as Jood is unaware of the dialogue and meaning.

 

Ahrid means Cloud.

 

This was also not a flood because the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) made Dua  and ask for protection and said: Oh Allah! I seek protection from You from the sudden floods and a stubborn camel.

 

Excessive rain is also called Arim. Arim is also the name of a place, which is in Saba. On this Nation of Saba, a flood came as a punishment. According to this the Couplet is referring towards them. Saba is the name of a Nation. This Nation kept their name after their Forefathers.  They were from the children of Sabah that is why this Nation was called Sabah.

The Generation Tree of this Nation is Saba bin Yashjab bin Ya’rab bin Qitaan. They lived in the City called Maahrin, which is in Yemen. There was a very large jungle here. Bilqees was the Queen of this place.She had high walls built around this Jungle.  Deep gutters and trenches were dug in high places, so that the water could flow through them and the people could use it.

 

The People of the City built gardens, on both sides of the Valleys.Beautiful fruits began to grow in these gardens. There were so much fruits, that if a lady took an empty basket and had to pass under those trees, the fruits used to fall into the basket without even breaking them.

 

This City was so clean that there were no flies, mosquitoes, scorpions, bugs and snakes. There were no sicknesses in this City. If any mosquitoes, scorpions etc. had to enter the City, then the environment of the air had such an effect that they used to die. These are luxuries that the people enjoyed. They were very proud and ungrateful towards the Favours that Allah had bestowed on them.They used to say that we do not know, whether Allah bestowed these Favours on us.

 

Allah sent 13 Prophets to this Nation and all said: Be grateful for the Favours that Allah has bestowed upon you all. They refused to listen to their advises and did not bring Imaan.

 

Finally rats were sent to their City and these rats began to dig deep holes, in the valley where the lake was situated. The water filled up into these holes and the walls due to this, got ruined. The water then suddenly entered their homes, gardens and all drowned. This Incident is also related in the Holy Quran.

 

دَعْنِىْ وَوَصْفِىَ اَيَاتٍ لَّهٗ ظَهَرَتْ

ظُهُوْرَ  نَا رِ الْقِرٰى لَيْلاً عَلٰى عَلَمٖ

 

DAH’NI WAWASFI AAYAATIL LAHU ZAHARAT

ZUHOORA NAARIL QIRA LAYLAN ALAH ALAMI

Allow me to Praise the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), although without doubts, He is so Enlightened, like a beacon of light on the hillside. (Arabs lighted fires on the hills so those travellers could find their way at night).

 

Allama spoke about the Qualities of the Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Miracles and Wonders, then a thought came in his mind that what is the need of speaking about this Noble Personality, when He is shining like the Sun in this World.

 

He then replies: Dah’ni Oh astray thought! Leave me alone and let me speak about the Qualities of the Miracles and Wonders of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). I know that His Wonders are so Great and Bright, like the fire lit on the hillside for the travellers, which directs them safely towards their homes. Due to the guidance of this light, the travellers used to be pacified and follow the path and reach home safely.

 

فَالدُّرُّ  يَزْدَادُ حُسْنًا وَّهُوَ مُنْتَظِمٌ

وَّ لَيْسَ  يَنْقُصُ قَدْرًا غَيْرُ مُنْتَظِمٖ

 

FADDURRU YAZDADU HUSNOW WAHUWA MUNTAZIMUN

WALAYSA YANQUSU QADRAN GHAIRA MUNTAZIMI

The beauty of a pearl is doubly enhanced in a necklace. Even when it is by itself, it’s value is not diminished.

 

Allama shows us that by His Praising the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), the Status of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) will not increase. Nor will it decrease by leaving the Praises out. The pearl if it wants its value and beauty to increase, it has to stay close to an expensive pearl, and then only it will be admired.

 

Allama says that in the same manner, I am trying to get close to the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) in my Poem and increasing the value of  the beauty of the Poem.

 

فَماَ تَطَاوَلُ اٰمَالُ الْمَدِيْحِ اِلٰى

مَافِيْهِ مِنْ كَرَمِ الْاَخْلَاقِ وَالشِّيَمٖ

 

FAMA TATAAWALU AAMAALIL MADEEHI ILAH

MAFEEHI MIN KARAMIL AKHLAAQI WASH SHIYAMI

How can His admirers Praise the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), for it is beyond the ability of man to do justice to the Sweetness and Greatness of His Character?

 

Ask the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) about the Qualities of Allah. Ask the Lord about the Status of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). The rest whatever exists will surely end.

 

A’la Hazrat Imam Ahleh Sunnat Ahmed Raza Khan (May Allah shower mercy upon him) writes:

 

Both the Worlds work for Allah’s Pleasure.

Allah likes to please His Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)

What a loving relationship exists between Allah and His Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)

 

For Allah alone, is Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) mission.

Others achieve their aim, through Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) permission.

Allah watches those eyes with great affection.

Which are engaged in watching Muhammad’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) complexion.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

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