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وَ مَنْ هُوَ الْاٰيَةُ الْكُبْرٰى لِمُعْتَبِرٍ

وَّ مَنْ هُوَ النِّعْمَةُ الْعُظْمٰى لِمُغْتَنِمٖ

 

WAMAN HOOWAL AAYATUL KUBRA LIMUH’TABIRIN

WAMAN HOOWAN NEE’MATUL UZMAA LIMUGHTANIMI

The Sacred Presence of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is a biggest sign for those who accept Advises.

Its Arrival is a very big Gift for those, who regard it as a Blessing.

 

The Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Sacred Personality, is a very big sign, for those who accept guidance. Those who understand His Status, then for them it is the greatest gift. This Greatest Gift is for the World and the Hereafter.

 

These Gifts are of two types:

  1. Peace, health and the pleasure of eating and drinking etc.
  2. Sickness, evils and poverty shall be removed.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) has both these Qualities.

He taught us about good health, the rules of eating and drinking, laws of protecting the health and the relationship between a husband and wife.

 

The other gift also, we received from Him, was removing illnesses, evils and severe poverty etc, and taught us to have patience.

 

According to the Books of the Sufis there are six gifts:

  1. The first gift is the Soul. It should be challenged towards Obedience and Humbleness and be turned towards this.
  2. The second gift is the heart that must be positive and filled with Imaan and the heart be directed towards this.
  3. The third gift is the Spirit that must be captured through fear.
  4. Fourth gift is the Sense that could be changed, through Guidance and Discourses
  5. Fifth gift is Medium or Knowledge that must be occupied through Zikr and Recitation of the Quran.
  6. Sixth gift is Love that should be connected to the love of that Glance and the Beloved by two hand lengths away or less than this.

 

In this Couplet, the Incidents of Meraaj are mentioned.

 

Why did the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) go for Meraaj? The Angels of the Heavens had a debate and argued over four laws for thousands of years. They could not find the answers. After the Holy Arrival of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), the Angels knew that the problems will surely be solved, by this Sacred Personality. They sincerely made a request to Allah.

 

Allah called His Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) to Qaaba Qowsayn.

 

One of the Secrets of this Place, is the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: I saw the Lord in the Best Shape. He said to me: Oh My Beloved! What are those Laws that my Angels are debating over, for so many years? I replied: Oh Lord! You know the best. He then placed His Powerful Hands on My Shoulders, due to which I felt very cool in my Heart. He then asked: Oh Beloved! Now you know which laws they are debating over? I replied: Yes! They are debating over the Laws of Atonement, Freedom, Stages and Destruction. Allah replied: You have spoken the Truth. He then called the Angels and said:

Oh My Angels! Now you have found the One, who removes or solves difficulties. Solve your problems through Him.

 

Hazrat Israfeel (peace be upon him) came forward and asked: Huzoor!  What is Kaffaaraat? What are those things through which Allah forgives all the sins? Huzoor replied: At the time of hardships and problems, to make complete Wazu, walk and go to perform Salah with Jamaat. After performing Salah with one Jamaat, to wait anxiously for the next Jamaat.

 

Hazrat Mikaeel (peace be upon him) came forward and asked: Huzoor! What are those acts that elevate ones’ stages? He replied: To feed food only for Allah sake, to greet everyone and perform Salah in the night, while everyone is sleeping.

 

Hazrat Jibreel (peace be upon him) asked: Huzoor! What are those acts, through which one gains freedom, from the Punishments? He replied: Fear of Allah internally and externally, to make intention in poverty or richness, to be just, while angry or happy.

 

Hazrat Izraeel (peace be upon him) asked: Huzoor! What are those things that will ruin a person? He replied: Pride, Arrogance, superiority, greed and boasting.

 

Then Almighty Allah replied: My Beloved has spoken the truth.

The same incident is related in Bareeqa Sharh-e-Tareeqa.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

سَرَيْتَ مِنْ حَرَمٍ لَّيْلاً اِلٰى حَرَمٍ

كَمَا سَرَى الْبَدْرُ فيِ دَاجٍ مِّنَ الظُّلَمٖ

 

SARAYTA MIN HARAMIL LAYLAN ILAH HARAMIN

KAMA SARAL BADRU FEE DAAJIN MINAZ ZULAMI

Like the Full Moon, which travels swiftly in the night, our Holy Prophet

(May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) went from Makkah to Mosque-e-Aqsa,on the Sacred Night of Meraaj.

 

The Status of the Sacred Journey from Haram to Haram, no other Prophets besides our Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) achieved. This Status was reserved specially for our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Sarayta in the Couplet is referring to Sara.

 

Asra in the dictionary means a journey during the night

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The Sacred Journey that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) made before Hijrat is called Meraaj.

This Sacred Journey He made with the Body and Soul, like the Holy Quran says:

سُبْحٰنَ الَّذِیۡۤ اَسْرٰی بِعَبْدِہٖ لَیۡلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ اِلَی الْمَسْجِدِ الۡاَقْصَا الَّذِیۡ بٰرَکْنَا حَوْلَہٗ لِنُرِیَہٗ مِنْ اٰیٰتِنَا ؕ اِنَّہٗ ہُوَ السَّمِیۡعُ البَصِیۡرُ ﴿۱﴾

Holy is He Who carried His bondman by night from the sacred Mosque to the Aqsa Mosque (Aqsa) around which We have put blessings that We might show him Our grand signs. No doubt, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

(Bani  Israel 17, Verse 1)

Here Abd is a word that is utilised for Body and Soul. If the Body is with a Soul, it is called Abd.   If the Soul is without a body, it is not permissible to call it Abd. Sheikh Akbar (May Allah shower mercy upon him) states that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) made 34 Meraaj.

 

From among them, he made one Bodily and the balance He made Spiritually while He was sleeping, before He announced His Prophethood. From this Narration, all the objection arises. According to the Narration of Ummul Moh’mineen Sayyida Ayesha Siddiqa (May Allah be pleased with her), she said that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) went Spiritually, is referring to the 33 other Meraaj Sharief.

 

Haram is referring to the Holy Kaaba.

 

It is related in Tafseer Roohul Bayaan that the boundary for Haram from Madina is 3 miles away. For those from Iraq is 7 miles, from Taif it is 7 miles and from Jeddah it is 10 miles.

 

This Sacred Journey began from the House of Ummeh Haani bint Abi Taalib (May Allah be pleased with her) and her House was inside the Haram. This Sacred Wonderful Incident took place during the night.

 

Now the question arises, that if this Sacred Journey, took place during the day, than there would be no one to object nor have doubts from the opposition.  What was the Secret of going for this Sacred Journey during the night?

 

Allama Kharpoti replies: There is something special about the love during the night. Allah made the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) His Beloved One and for the Beloved One, there is a special time.

 

Whatever seclusion you find in the night, you will not find that seclusion during the day. There was a Speciality, in the Love of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) that is why this Sacred Journey, took place during the night.

 

Some Theologians are of the opinion that this Journey took place, during the night because the Imaan of the Believers in believing on the Unseen will become stronger. The mischievous intentions of the Disbelievers increase.  In comparison to the day, every act remains hidden, during the night.

 

Some state that the day used to boast to the night, that it was brighter through the Sunlight.   So it was told: Do not boast because if the Sun is making you bright, as it’s Origin which is much more brighter, will descend during the night and brighten the darkness of the night.

 

ilal Haram is referring to Musjid-e- Aqsa. So the Laws of this Qasida regarding the Meraaj is that the Holy Prophet went to Musjid-e-Aqsa Bodily with the Soul.

                                                  

وَ بِتَّ تَرْقٰى  اِلٰى  اَنْ نِّلْتَ مَنزِلَةً

مِّنْ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ لَمْ تُدْرَكْ وَ  لَمْ تُرَمٖ

 

WABITTA TARQA ILAH AN NILTA MANZILATAN

MIN QAABA QOWSAINI LAM TUDRAK WALAM TURAMI

He ascended and reached that destination where no Human Being or Angel can reach, nor can he ever make any request to reach those places.

 

The objectors believe that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) went for Meraaj from Makkah till Musjid-e-Aqsa but they do not believe that He went further into the Heavens.

 

Allama replies to this objection and says: Wabitta Tarqa ilah an Nilta Manzilatan. In Reality the meaning of Qaaba Qowsain is the Wonder of getting close.

 

It was the custom of the Arabs, that when the Leaders or Ministers used to meet, they used to take their bows out and let it touch each other. This formed a circle and they used to be inside this ring and meet.

 

This Couplet is referring to this Hadith: The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: With Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) I ascended towards the Heavens till I reached Sidratul Muntaha. Then I went closer to Allah and attained the Position of Qaaba Qowsain and:

فَاَوْحٰۤی اِلٰی عَبْدِہٖ مَاۤ اَوْحٰی ﴿ؕ۱۰﴾

Now He revealed to His bondman whatever He revealed.

 

The Angels of the Heavens accompanied Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) who came with a Buraaq. It had the honour of carrying the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) through those stages of Paradise till He reached Arsh.

 

Allah called His Beloved to Him, What a beautiful sight that must have been, when the two Lovers met. After attaining the Highest Position, do you think that He forgot the sad hearts and the poor Ummat.  He even accepted the request of Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) and then He remained alone. The Noor surrounded the atmosphere from all sides.

 

He reached a Veil that was full of Noor and an Angel shook it. When it heard the Name of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), it opened the door and in this way they passed 70.000 veils.

 

Thereafter he sat on Ruffruff (a Green Mat full of Noor) and it flew in the air and it took Him till Arsh. The Ruffruff then disappeared.

 

Here the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) panicked, since He was alone with the Beautiful Status of the Lord.  Suddenly, He heard the Voice of Sayyidina Abu Baker Siddique (May Allah be pleased with him).

 

The Divine Voice said: Oh Beloved! Wait for a little while, as Your Lord is Praying. He waited but was surprised that what is Sayyidina Abu Baker doing here? He was also surprised when He heard that the Lord  was also Praying.

 

Suddenly, a drop fell from Arsh that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) drank and it was sweeter than honey. When he drank this drop, all the Previous and Terminating Knowledge became exposed in His Heart.

 

A Divine Voice from Arsh called out: Come nearer Oh Ahmad! Come nearer Oh Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Allama Kharpoti (May Allah shower mercy upon him) states that when the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) reached close to Allah. He attained the Position of Qaaba Qowsain and Adna.

 

He made a request to the Almighty Allah: Oh Beloved Lord! You have granted Me all these things, what will My Ummat be granted? Allah replied: I have showered my Mercy on them and changed their sins into good deeds.  Whichever of Your Ummat will call out for Me I will say Labbayk Ya Abdi (I am present My servant) and pacify him.  Whatever he will ask for, I will grant it to him.In his condition if he has trust on Me, then I will protect him, from the sinners. In the Hereafter Your Intercession will be for him. If I did not love You, then I would not care or have any contact with your Ummat.

 

The whole Incident of the Meraaj has been discussed in this Hadith: The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: At times I was sleeping at Hateem. Some times near the Hajr, when I heard a Voice and it said something. Then My Chest was split open. My heart was taken out and placed in a golden vessel, filled with Imaan and Guidance.

 

A white horse was brought, which was smaller than a mule and higher than a donkey. I sat on this and it travelled so fast, that each step it took, we reached the distance till where the eyes could see.

 

We then began our Journey with Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) till we reached the First Heaven. He requested for the door to open. A Voice asked: Who is there? He gave his name and exposed my name and said he was ordered to bring Him. The Angels welcomed me and opened the door. There I met Sayyidina Adam (peace be upon him). Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) introduced us. I greeted Him and He answered my Salaam.  He said: Welcome! Oh Pious Son and Prophet!

 

We then went to the Second Heaven and the same question was asked. We entered when the door was opened. Here I met Sayyidina Yahya and Sayyidina Isaah (peace be upon him). They both were cousins. Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) introduced Me. I greeted Them and They answered my Salaam and said Welcome Oh Brother and Prophet!

 

We reached the Third Heaven and entered, when the door opened. Here I met Sayyidina Yusuf (peace be upon him). After the Salaam He said: Welcome Pious Brother and Prophet.  We entered the Fourth Heaven, I met Sayyidina Idris (peace be upon him) and after the greetings, He also welcomed me.

 

We proceeded to the Fifth Heaven and met Sayyidina Haaroon (peace be upon him). He also welcomed me after greeting each other.

 

We then reached  the Sixth Heaven and met Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him). After being introduced by Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him), we greeted each other. He also welcomed me and began to cry as I was about to leave. I asked Him the reason why He was crying and He replied: Oh Pious Son who has come after Me, Your Ummat will enter Paradise, more than My Ummat.

 

In the Seventh Heaven after the door opened, I met Sayyidina Ibrahim (peace be upon him). When We were the introduced I greeted Him and He greeted Me back and He also welcomed Me.

 

We then proceeded to Sidratul Muntaha. This was a very huge Tree. Its leaves resemble the ears of an elephant. I learnt that this was Sidratul Muntaha. It had four rivers around it. Two hidden and two exposed.

 

I asked Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) where do these two hidden rivers go to and he replied: They go to Paradise and the exposed rivers go to River Nile and Furat.

 

We then ascended to Baitul Mamoor. Here I saw several vessels. One had wine and the other contained milk. The third vessel was filled with honey. I accepted the vessel with the milk. Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) said: Huzoor! This is the Wisdom of  You and the Ummat.

 

Fifty Salah were made compulsory for us and as I was returning I met Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) who asked: What Act did Allah make compulsory?  I replied fifty Salah a day. He asked Me to go back and have them reduced, as from his experience, His Ummat could not abide to it. So I kept going back till I had them reduced to five Salah a day.I replied that I feel shy now, to keep going back to Allah and making this request. I accepted this Command and am satisfied with it.

 

Hazrat Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) narrates that  the Holy Prophet came to the House of Ummeh Haani bint Abi Taalib (May Allah be pleased with her).  He said to her: I went to Musjid-e-Aqsa and led the Salah with all the Prophets behind me. She covered the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) with a sheet and said: What are You  saying? I fear that if the People hear about it, they will mock you. He said I do have any fear of the People, even if they call me a liar.

 

He then went outside and met Abu Jahal and told him, about everything he saw. Abu Jahal called out: Oh People of Bani Kaab! Have you heard what he has seen?  He placed his hands on his head in astonishment and told them everything what the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) had related to him.
Some people with weak Imaan, became Disbelievers.

 

One group went to Hazrat Ameerul Moh’mineen Sayyidina Abu Baker Siddique (May Allah be pleased with him) and related everything, what the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) had related. He replied: If the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) has said these things then indeed it is the truth.The people asked: Do you accept it as the truth? He replied: I accept it as the truth, more than the news, that comes far away from the Heavens. The narrator writes that it was after this, that he became popular by the Name of Siddique.

 

Some Objections and it’s Answers.

 

Some objectors have doubts and regard the bodily Meraaj, as impossible and they give these reasons:

  1. It is impossible, according to sense, to go up bodily.
  2. The Miracle and Events that He benefited in the Heavens.
  3. The heat of the Fire is so intense. How did He pass that?

 

In reply to these objections we present some proofs.

  1. Sayyidina Adam (peace be upon him) resided bodily in Paradise. It was the same Paradise that was in the Heavens. It was not in the Paradise that the objectors believe that was in Palestine. Everyone believes this Command that He came down to this Earth, through the Command of Allah. Now the question to the objectors is, how did he cross the Heavens and gain freedom from the fire.
  2. How did Sayyidina Isaah (peace be upon him) ascend to the Second Heaven? This was done bodily and the fire could not harm Him.
  3. Sayyidina Ilyaas (peace be upon him) also went to the Heavens bodily and the fire could not harm Him.
  4. When the Soul leaves the body, it goes to Heaven and then to Aalameh Barzak.

(Grave). The fire does not cause harm to it.

  1. When one looks towards the sky, in a spell he can see the sun. The fire does not cause harm to it.

 

Some act contraries to habits of the Holy People are such, that it leaves one baffled. i.e. In Shah Jehanpur there was a Majzoob (one who was absorbed in Divine Meditation) It was his daily habit that during the nights, he used to roam in the jungles and during the day, he used to come to the City. Once jokingly, the people locked his door from outside, thinking that today the Majzoob was locked. He will not be able to come out. Next morning they saw the Majzoob coming from the jungle, according to his daily routine. This incident became popular in Shah Jehanpur.

 

If this can be the Status of the Slave of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), that the walls could not stop him, from carrying out his daily routine. Then why will the Sacred Personality, Master of  both the Worlds, Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) not be able to cross the Heavens.

 

The effect of the Noor of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), placed in Sayyidina Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was such that when Namrud placed him inside the fire that was so intense. The fire could not cause any harm to Sayyidina Ibrahim (peace be upon him).

 

Some try to show this objection and weaken the minds. How is it possible that in such a short spell, one can travel through the Heavens and come back so soon, that the bed was still warm and the chain of the key was still shaking?

 

The Answer to this we will give from Science.

  1. When one looks upwards, his sight reaches the Heaven in a second and returns.
  2. Via a radio one can hear a person from any part of the world and they hear his actual voice, giving some news at the same time, while he is speaking from his country.
  3. Imam-e- Ahleh Sunnat A’la Hazrat Shah Ahmed Raza Khan (May Allah shower mercy upon him) writes in his book Dowlateh Makkiya. He narrates from Allama Jaami’s (May Allah shower mercy upon him) book Nafhaatul Uns that Sheikh Amaaduddin Ahmed Sheikhus Shuyook Shahabuddin Suharwardi (May Allah shower mercy upon him) said: I was with my father for Pilgrimage.

 

Once while making Tawaaf with my father, I saw a Holy Person from the West and he was busy making Tawaaf. People were kissing his hands and they introduced me and said: This is the son of Sheikh Shahabuddin Suharwardi.      He met me with great respect and kissed my forehead and made Dua for me. It is through the Barkat of this Dua, I find all these things inside me. I hope through this Barkat, my end be also good.

 

I asked the People, who is this Holy Person? They replied: Sheikh Moosa Sadwaani (May Allah shower mercy upon him) who was from the respectful companions of Sheikh Abi Madyan Maghrabi (May Allah shower mercy upon him).When I completed the Tawaaf, I told my father everythingthat transpired. My father expressed signs of pleasure.

 

The People began to speak to Sheikh Moosa Sadwaani (May Allah shower mercy upon him) and they said: Daily he completes 70.000 Tilaawat of the whole Quran. When my father heard this Miracle, he remained silent.

 

One close friend of my father agreed that this was the truth. He took an Oath and said that people are speaking the truth, as I heard about this before and I had been baffled. That night I found Him making Tawaaf and I followed him. I noticed that at the beginning of the Tawaaf from Hajreh Aswad, he began to recite from Surah Fateha and he kept reading further and walked. I listen to every word and followed him. When we reached close to Hajreh Aswad about 4ft, He had completed the whole Quran.

 

When I told my father about this, he also agreed and accepted and all those who were present, also accepted it, as the truth.

 

Allama Ali Qari described this incident in his Mirqaat, Tafseer Roohul Bayaan and Sab’ah Sanaabil.

 

Someone asked Sheikh Shahabuddin Suharwardi (May Allah shower mercy upon him): What was the Secret in this? He replied that in the elementary of the tongue, there is a Special Gift which certain Auliya Allah are granted.

 

In order to clarify this, he quotes the following incident that Sheikhus Shuyookh Ibn Sakina had a Mureed. His duty was to lay the Musallah for the Masha’ikh on Friday. When the Salah was performed, he used to roll the Musallah and bring it back to the Khankah.

 

One Friday he decided to go and pick up the Musallah, but then he thought, first he will go to River Dajla and have a bath. He took off his clothes, tied a cloth around his waist and dived into the River Dajla. When he picked his head up from the water, there was no shore nor could he find his clothes. He asked the people, what place was this and they replied Egypt. He panicked and came out from the water and entered the City with the cloth around his waist. He saw a shop and stood near this shop. The shopkeeper recognised that this was a capable person and made him sit with respect. He took him to his house.

 

In brief, he got him married to his daughter and seven years passed. He had three children. Once he went to the River again and dived inside, when he picked up his head from the water, he found the old shore with his clothes. He put on his clothes and went to the Khankah and found the Musallah in its place.

 

He picked them up and lay them for Jumah. People said to him that you have arrived very early, as there is plenty of time for Jumah. After Jumah he rolled the Musallah and brought them to the Khankah. When he went to his house, his wife asked where are the people for whom you requested that I  fry this fish. He called them and they ate together.

 

He then went to his Sheikh and related everything that transpired. The Sheikh asked him to go to Egypt and bring his family from there. When he brought his family from there, the Sheikh accepted and asked on that day what was on your mind?

He replied: I was pondering over this Aayat: One day will be equal to fifty thousand years. I was thinking how was this possible? So Sheikh replied: Allah’s Mercy descended over you, and He removed your doubts.

 

He rectified your Imaan. Without doubts! Allah’s Elementary of Time can be shortened. On whomever He wishes whether it be Person or Time it can be  shortened.

 

So we learnt that for the servant of a Saint, 7 years were shortened to a spell. Then for His Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), if the journey of years can be shortened, then what is there to be amazed about it.

 

In Nafhaatul Ins by Allama Nooruddin Abdur Rehman Jaami (May Allah shower mercy upon him) it is related: A Jeweller took some dough and put it in the oven. Since he was unclean and Ghusal was compulsory on him, he went to River Nile to have a bath. He dived into the river, like in a dream the next moment, he found himself in Baghdaad Sharief. He lived here for six years, got married  and had children. When his eyes opened, he completed the Ghusal. He wore his clothes and came to his oven took his bread out and went to his house.

 

He told his wife everything. After six months, the wife with the two children came to Egypt after inquiring about the address, to the house of the Jeweller. When the Jeweller saw them, he recognised them. His wife asked the wife from Baghdaad: When did you marry him? She replied: Six years ago.

 

These were incidents, exposed to the observers. Now listen to those incidents that came through thoughts, in the string of a magician.

 

During the era of Sultaan Humayun there was a person who was an expert with strings. He used to amaze the people, through doing strange things. Once Sheikh Ahmad Farmaly and Sheikh Ahmad Ustaad who were very famous Ulama of that time, both had a discussion.  They both went to him and told him to show them something. He pulled out a string, tied one end to his house and the other side he tied it round. He then asked Sheikh Ahmad Farmaly to cross under this string. The moment he crossed under the string, everything disappeared. In his mind he thought that he had left home to go to Gujerat. In a short while, after walking for a distance, he reached Gujerat.

 

There he saw a garden and he broke some fruits from it. Suddenly the Gardener appeared and asked: Why did you break these fruits as it belongs to the King. So he caught him and took him to the King. When the King saw him, he recognised that this was some Pious Person and scolded the gardener. The King asked: Who are you and where do you come from? He replied: My name is Ahmad Farmaly and I come from Qunooj and I have come to seek employment. The King replied: Live peacefully here, as I have employed you. He gave him horses, a house etc., Sheikh stayed here for several years. He married and had children. He remained in the company of the King. Whenever the King went for hunting, he always went with the King. In this manner 50 years passed and all his black hair had turned grey.

 

Once he saw that string again and he immediately crossed under it. When he passed the string, he saw Sheikh Ahmad standing on the other side. He ran and met him and asked: When did you come from Gujerat?

 

Sheikh Ahmad Ustaad replied: What Gujerat, we are in Shamsabaad. This is the house of the string expert. You just cross under that string a few seconds ago and came back. Then Sheikh Ahmad Farmaly remembered everything.

 

So now you saw the effect of the thought. Where is 50 years and where is one second?

 

Now can one have doubts about the Meraaj Sharief, where the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was shown strange things.

 

There are many incidents like this which A’la Hazrat (May Allah shower mercy upon him) has written in detail in Dowlateh Makkiya. If one is not satisfied with this, then we have a beautiful proof, which will clear doubts.

 

In the administration of the sun, the earth has that contact with the sun, which the mud has with the claypot. The sun from the fourth Heaven, seems like a dot to us. A point to ponder over here is that how big will the Fourth Heaven be, in front of the Sun. In comparison to the Fourth Heaven how small, the Earth seems in front of it. Then the Fifth Heaven in comparison to the Fourth Heaven, how huge will the Fifth Heaven looks. The Sixth Heaven in comparison is larger than the Fifth Heaven. The Seventh Heaven is larger than the Sixth Heaven.

 

As you go higher, the object becomes larger and as you go lower, the object becomes smaller. This earth in which the whole world rests, is like a dot in comparison to the higher places. Draw nine rings one above each other and you will see the difference between the Heavens and Earth.

 

 

 

The eighth and ninth Heavens are the Pillars, and Throne (Arsh-o-Kursi), Allah Ta’ala takes an Oath and Says in the Holy Quran: Oath of that Shining Star (Beloved Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) that He did ascend.  Your Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is not going astray nor out of Path. He is not making anything up or saying anything from His Side.  Whatever He says comes from Our Revelations.  The Lord taught Him who is the Most Powerful. He then presented Himself in front of the Beloved. He was present in the corner of Arsh at that time, when the Lord called Him closer. So He went closer.

 

Then both the Lover and Beloved were so close that there was a distance of two arches or less than that between them. In this Seclusion, those Secrets were exposed that only the Lover and Beloved knows best. (Surah Najm)

 

Allah further says: It is not lies what the Beloved saw. He has seen the Lord that is the Truth. Oh People! Whatever the Beloved One, saw during the night of Meraaj and related to you, now you are fighting over this issue and have doubts over it.

 

This Spiritual Ascension has taken place 33 times previously. He has seen all these things and did not hear from anyone else. In the Spiritual Ascensions He saw Sidratul Muntaha. Sidratul Muntaha is near Jannatul Mawa. He saw Sidratul Muntaha when it was  still covered.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said that He saw the Lord in the Best of  Shape. (Tafseer Haqqaani Page 308)

 

In Sahih Muslim and Tirmizi Sharief the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: I saw the Lord twice.

 

The Holy Quran says that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) during the Night of Meraaj saw everything with his Eyes. Indeed, The Biggest Sign that He saw, was the Sight of the Lord.

 

وَ قَدَّمَتْكَ جَمِيْعُ الْاَنْبِيَآءِ  بِهَا

وَالرُّسُلِ تَقْدِيْمَ مَخْدُوْمٍ عَلٰى خَدَمٖ

 

WA QADDAMATKA JAMEE’UL AMBIYA’EE BIHA

WAR RUSLI TAQDEEMA MAKHDOOMIN ALAH KHADAMI

At Jerusalem, in the Mosque of Aqsa, He was elected as the Leader of all the Prophets. All the other Prophets became His Followers in Prayer.

 

This Couplet is reflecting towards that Incident of during the Night of Meraaj, He had been elected as the Leader of all the Prophets and He led the Prayers.

 

When the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) came to Baitul Muqaddas,  He descended from the Buraaq. The Buraaq stood in the same place, where the other Prophets had tied their Buraaqs. When He entered Musjid-e-Aqsa He noticed that all the other Prophets were present.

 

Iqaamat was made. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) says that we were waiting in the line of Prophets, to see who goes forward, to lead the Prayers. Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) held my hand and led me forward, to lead the Prayers.

 

After Salah when we came outside, Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) brought me two glasses. One contained wine and the other had milk.  I chose the milk glass and He said that Huzoor has chosen the Wisdom of Islam.

 

Now the question arises that whether this Salah was a Compulsory or Voluntary Salah. According to the Narration it took place before the Ascension, then it was a Voluntary Prayer. In another narration it is reported that the Salah was performed after the Ascension then it must be Fajr Salah.

 

وَ  اَنْتَ تَخْتَرِقُ السَّبْعَ الطِّبَاقَ بِهِمْ

فِیْ مَوْكِبٍ كُنْتَ فِيْهِ صَاحِبَ الْعَلَمٖ

 

WA ANTA TAKHTARIQUS SAB’AT TIBAAQA BIHIM

FEE MOWKIBIN KUNTA FEEHI SAAHIBAL ALAMI

He completed his Journey through the seven Heavens with all the other

Prophets and the Grand Army of Angels with Majesty and Dignity.

 

The Philosophers say that the Heavens are from such bodily firmness, that it is impossible and contrary to Nature to cross through them. Since it was contrary to Nature, their parts would have been separate and boundaries for this, were also necessary, because separation without movements is impossible for steadiness. Allama refers to this Hadith and answers this objection.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) came and took Me. When we reached the sky of the earth, Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) said: Iftahul Baab (Open the Door). The Caretaker asked: Who is there? He replied: I am Jibreel (peace be upon him) and I have brought Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) with me with the Command of Allah. The door was opened.

 

When we entered I noticed an Old Person, on his right side were people with white faces and on his left side were people with black faces. Whenever he looked towards the right, he used to smile and when he looked towards the left he used to cry. I greeted Him and he answered my Salaam and said: Welcome Oh Pious Son and Prophet. I asked Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him): Who is this Person? He replied that this is Sayyidina Adam (peace be upon him) and on his right, the people with white faces are the Residents of Paradise. On his left are the residents of Hell. All of them are from his Children.

 

We then ascended to the second Heaven, according to routine, the Caretaker opened the Door. I met Sayyidina Yahya and Sayyidina Isaah (peace be upon him).

 

On the third Heaven after the door opened I met Sayyidina Yusuf (peace be upon him). We then went to the fourth Heaven and I met Sayyidina Idris (peace be upon him).

 

In the fifth Heaven I met Sayyidina Haaroon (peace be upon him).

 

On the Sixth Heaven I met Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) and on the Seventh, I met Sayyidina Ibrahim (peace be upon him).

 

At all the Heavens, there were doors that opened, after we gave our Names. We went further till I reached Arsh. There I heard the sound of Pens writing.

 

Then fifty Salah was made Compulsory for my Ummat but after the discussion with Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) I went back till it was reduced to five. The reward of that fifty Salah remained if one performed the five Salah.

 

This Hadith had been described in detail in Couplet 109.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

حَتّٰى اِذَا لَمْ تَدَعْ شَأْوًا لِّمُسْتَبِقٍ

مِّنَ الدُّنُوِّ وَ  لَا مَرْ قًى لِّمُسْتَنِمٖ

 

HATTA IZAH LAM TAD’AH SHAAWAL LIMUSTABIQIN

MINAD DUNUWI WALAH MARQAL LIMUSTANIMI

There is no place for anyone to go higher than the Place He went.

His Sacred Feet have trod the Highest Places.

 

In this Couplet we learnt that the Person who travelled most in the Heavens was Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him). The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) accompanied Him and they reached Sidratul Muntaha. Its leaves are larger than the ears of elephants. The four rivers flow here. Two rivers flow to Paradise and two rivers flow to River Nile and Furat.

 

Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) then stopped here and apologised and said: If I take one step further, I will get burnt through the Dazzling Lightning. I cannot go any further from here. The place from here was specially reserved, for the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Besides You, no one else can go further from this boundary.

 

The beginning of the Creation and the limit of their deeds is till the 7th Heaven.

 

This is the Status of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and His Status reaches till the Highest Limits.

 

خَفَضْتَ كُلَّ مَقَامٍمبِالْاِضَافَةِ اِذْ

نُوْدِيْتَ بِالرَّفْعِ مِثْلَ الْمُفْرَدِ الْعَلَمٖ

 

KHAFADHTA KULLA MAQAAMIM BIL IDHAAFATI IZ

NUDEETA BIR RAF’EE  MISLAL MUFRADIL ALAMI

He ascended so high that the ranks of all the other Prophets looked low.

He was invited by Allah to this Unique and Majestic Position.

 

So when the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) received the High Stages and Promotion, He left everybody behind, when Allah called out: Come closer, Oh Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)!

 

There is no one parallel to Him. He has the Most Superior Personality.

 

In this Couplet Allama joined the technical terms of the Grammar, addition, sound, elevation, solitary knowledge in a extremely beautiful and excellent manner.

 

Here, he did not use the meaning of the grammar like the word Khafad in Arabic is a vowel, here the word Khafad means Position.

 

In addition Izaafa means Contact.

 

The word Iz is utilised in four ways.

  1. If the name of time is past tense, then sometimes it will become an adverb, like the Holy Quran says: Faqad Nasrullahi iz akhrajathu.
  2. Sometimes it could be a transfer of an objective case i.e., The Holy Quran says: Wazkur Filkitaabi Maryam Izimtabazat.
  3. Sometimes it could be an objective case: Yoma izin Tuhaddisu Akhbaaraha.
  4. It could be according to view of service i.e., Lay Yanfa’ukumul Yowma Iz Zalamtum.

 

In this Couplet the word Iz is used in the first method.

 

Noodiyat means Desire of Prosperity.

 

Here the Caller is Allah Ta’ala, like on the Sacred Night He heard the call: Oh Muhammad! (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Come closer.

 

Bir-raf’ee means High Position.

 

Alam means Great or Superior.

 

كَيْمَا تَفُوْزُ بِوَصْلٍ اَیِّ مُسْتَتِرٍ

عَنِ الْعُيُوْنِ وَسِرٍّ اَىِّ مُكْتَتَمٖ

 

KAYMAA TAFOOZA BEWASLI AYYI MUSTATIRIN

ANIL UYOONI WA SIRRIN AYYI MUKTATIMI

This Call was made because they could meet. It would remain hidden from the eyes of the Creation.

He could become versed with the Hidden Secrets and nobody besides the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) should know about it.

 

This Couplet is referring towards the Meeting between the Beloved Ones, which in reality is the Glorious Sight of the Lord. Now the question arises that did the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) see the Lord with the eyes of His Heart, or with His Sacred Eyes?

 

Some believe that He saw the Lord with the Eyes of His Sacred Heart. They present this Verse as a Proof and say: Ma Kazabal Fuadu Ma ra’ah. They present this Verse and say that Allah said: My Beloved One’s Heart never speaks lies

 

Others went towards the direction that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) saw Almighty Allah with His Eyes. Just like He stated that Allah granted Sayyidina the Privilege of Speaking to Him and I was granted the Honour of Seeing Him.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: I have seen the Lord in the Best Figure

 

Allama Kurshi states that it is useless to argue over this point because if the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) saw the Lord with the Eyes of the Heart, then in comparison to Seeing with the Eyes, there would be promotion in Belief and

Knowledge due to seeing, with the Eyes of the Heart.

 

Allama Haqqi Andesi (May Allah shower mercy upon him) writes in Tafseereh Roohul Bayaan that this servant says that, in comparison to the Speaking of Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him).

 

The Incident of Seeing of the Lord indicates, that this was done with the Sacred Eyes. When Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) said: Arini Unzur Ilayka. He received the reply: Lan Taraani.

 

Now in order to increase the Benefits and Superiority of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), Allah Ta’ala granted Him the honour of Seeing Him.

 

If He saw the Lord with the Eyes of the Heart, then what will remain in the Speciality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) because all the Prophets saw the Lord, with the Eyes of the Heart?

 

Even some of the Friends of Allah, saw the Lord, in this manner.

 

Some of the Learned People have given a beautiful example in this direction.

 

They state that in the Verse Rooyat Fuaadi has been mentioned.

 

The seeing of Sayyidina Isaah (peace be upon him) is a Secret because that Service is the highest, which was concealed between Almighty Allah and His Beloved Messenger (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

In the same direction, Allama went and said: Wa Sirra Ayya Muktatimi

 

Some Commentators relate that on that Sacred Night, He received many Revelations. Some Revelations He told to everyone.  Some Revelation, He kept as a Secret. Some Revelation he told only to special people. Some remained as Secrets between the Lord and the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

فَخُرْتَ كُلَّ فِخَارٍ غَيْرَ مُشْتَرَكٍ

وَّجُزْتَ كُلَّ مَقاَمٍ غَيْرَ مُزْدَھِمٖ

 

FAHUZTA KULLA FAKHAARIN GHAYRA MUSHTARIKIN

WA JUZTA KULLLA MAQAAMIN GHAYRA MUZDAHAMI

Each and every Greatness, He gathered exclusively for Himself and rose to the most Exalted Position, without any difficulty, where no one else can reach.

Some Qualified People state that Fahuzta Kulla Fakhaarin Ghayra Mushtarikin means Position, Waseela, High Status, Kowsar, Intercession, Mukaameh Mahmood and Liwaaheh Mamdood.

 

Ghayra Muzdahimi means Place of Love, Seal of the Prophethood, etc.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said:We ascended till we reach a Golden Veil.

 

The Veil was shaken and someone asked: Who is there? Sayyidina Jibreel (peace be upon him) replied: I am Jibreel and I have brought Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) with me.

 

The Angel of the Veil shouted Allahu Akbar and took his hand out, from the Veil and lifted Me till I reached the distance of 500 years of travelling. The Angel then said: Tuqaddimu Ya Muhammad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) (Walk further!)

 

We went further till we reached a Veil that was full of Pearls. That Angel shook the Veil. Someone asked: Who is there? He replied: I am the Angel of the Golden Veil and I have brought the Master of both the Worlds with me.

 

That Angel said: Allahu Akbar and took out his hand and lifted me till I travelled the distance of 500yrs. I crossed 70 Veils in this manner and ascended higher. The distance between each Veil was the distance of 500 years of travelling.

 

Then I sat on Ruffruff that was green in colour and shining brighter than the Sun.

I travelled on this till I reached Arsh. One drop from it fell into my Mouth and it was the sweetest taste that I never tasted any sweeter than it. Then Allah enlightened Me with the Knowledge of the Past and Future Events.

 

 

وَجَلَّ مِقْدَارُ مَاوُلِّيْتَ مِنْ رُّتَبٍ

وَ عَزَّ اِدْرَاكُ مَآ اُوْلِيْتَ مِنْ نِّعَمٖ

 

WAJALLA MIQDAARU MAA WULLITA MIN RUTABIN

WA AZZA IDRAAKU MAA OOLEETA MIN NI’AMI

The Greatest of all Honours was bestowed upon Him. They are beyond the understanding of the human mind.

 

This Couplet is referring to the Status and Honour of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), which He received. He became the Owner of the Day of Resurrection. Protector and Intercessor, on the Day of Qayaamat. He received a Revelation that on the Day of Qayaamat; Paradise is illegal for the Prophets till You do not enter it. It is illegal for every Ummat to enter Paradise till Your Ummat does not enter it. If You were not created then nothing would have been created. Then the Power of the Almighty Allah granted Him this Status that all his enemies will be ruined and will keep getting ruined.

 

Ma Wuleeta Min Ni’ami is referring towards this that Allah enlightened the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) with the Past and Future Events. Allah made the Ummat of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) as the best of all Ummats.

For the Ummat, through the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), Allah sent these advises. The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said that regarding the Ummat Allah sent this Complains.

 

  1. I do not ask for an advance of Deeds but they seek from Me, the Sustenance of the Future.
  2. I do not throw their Sustenance to some unknown person but they throw their Deeds to someone else i.e. hypocrisy.
  3. Your Ummati eats My Sustenance and thanks someone else. They are unfaithful to Me and reconcile with others.
  4. Respect should be for Me as I am the One who gives respect. Besides Me, they seek respect from others and welcome the worldly people. They give parties to others to gain respect.
  5. I created the Fire for the Disbelievers but they are throwing themselves inside it.

 

Oh Beloved! Tell your Ummat that do not love someone because he has been kind or because he is a rich person. If you fear someone because of his strength, than I am more worthy of it. They must fear me.

 

If they have any ambition to gain anything from someone else, than I am more worthy of asking for that ambition.

 

If you have shame for someone, due to faithfulness, then I am more worthy of getting that faithfulness.

 

For life and wealth you are keeping contact with someone, then I am more worthy of getting that contact because I am more worthy of Worship.

 

If someone is firm with someone, than I am more worthy because I am the Truthful.

 

That is why Allah said to His Beloved One that I did not grant your Ummat excessive wealth because I do not want to take a long account with them on the Day of Qayaamat.

 

I did not grant them a long life span because they must not become hard hearted.

 

I have kept them safe from a sudden death, so that they do not leave the world, without asking for forgiveness.

 

I sent them, after everyone else, so that they do not have to wait long in the graves.

 

The same Tradition is related in Tafseer Roohul Bayaan.

بُشْرٰى لَنَا مَعْشَرَ الْاِسْلَامِ اِنَّ لَنَا

مِنَ الْعِنَايَةِ رُكْنًا غَيْرَ مُنْهَدِمٖ

 

BUSHRA LANA MA’SHARAL ISLAMI INNAH LANA

MINAL INAAYATI RUKNAN GHAIRA MUNHADIMI

Oh Muslims! We have glad tidings! We have received a Strong Pillar by the Grace and the Mercy of Allah that can never fall, through the Sacred Personality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

After speaking about the Benefits, Status, Honour and Meraaj Sharief, the question now arises, what Benefits, Wonders, and Miracles, did the Ummat receive?

 

The answer is that we received wonderful glad tidings.

 

The Sacred Personality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is such a strong Pillar that will never perish or terminate. We are living on His Trust and under His Care.

 

Here are some examples we received that the past Ummat did not receive.

  1. Booty became legal for us whereas it was illegal for the past Ummat.
  2. The Earth was purified, for use, as a Mosque.
  3. If there was no water, we could use the sand, for Wazu and make Tayammum.
  4. We were taught to make Wazu, whereas in the previous Ummats, besides the Prophets, no one knew, how to make Wazu.
  5. Five Salah was made compulsory for us, whereas the other Ummats did not receive this.
  6. We were given Azaan and Iqaamat. The other Ummats did not have this.
  7. We were given Bismillah; the other Ummat did not receive this.
  8. We were taught Surah Fateha and to say Ahmeen after it.
  9. In our Worship, Ruku (Bow down) was placed.
  10. We were taught to make a line in Salah, like the lines of the Angels.
  11. We were granted a time, during Jumah, where all Prayers are answered.
  12. We were granted Jumah.
  13. On the first night of Ramadaan, Allah looks at us with Mercy. Whoever He looks at, with Mercy, He does not get angry with them.
  14. There are numerous Glad Tidings of Paradise for us.
  15. The Angels ask for Forgiveness for us.
  16. Our sins are forgiven, by the last night of Ramadaan.
  17. In Ramadaan, we were granted Sehri.
  18. We were ordered to give charity in Ramadaan.
  19. We were granted Lailatul Qadr in Ramadaan, which is better than the worship of a thousand months.
  20. We were taught to recite Innah Lillahi Wa Innah ilayhi Raajihoon, at the time of difficulties.
  21. Allah has removed hardships from us.
  22. There is no scarcity or confusion, in the Religion for us.
  23. Allah removed the forgetful mistakes from us.
  24. In Islam, those special lines were kept, which was not kept for the other Ummats besides the Prophets.
  25. Our Laws are firm and the best.
  26. The other Ummat’s Laws were disgraced.
  27. Our Ummat’s gatherings are proofs.
  28. The Difference between the two Ummats is Mercy.
  29. Though we may have less Good Deeds, The reward will be more.
  30. If a Plague had to fall on us, the dying person will be regarded, as a Martyr.
  31. The Speciality of this Ummat is that if two people give the testimony of good, then Paradise becomes compulsory for him.
  32. The Speciality of this Ummat is that their Certificates will be reliable.
  33. In this Ummat, the writing and reading of books will remain forever.
  34. From this Ummat, the person will go as a sinner in the grave but when, he will wake up, then due to the Istighfaar of the Believers, he will be forgiven.
  35. On the Day of Resurrection, this Ummat will wake up first.
  36. Due to the Barkat of Wazu, the Ummat’s forehead’s hands and feet will be shining.
  37. Through the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), the Ummat will be standing in a high position.
  38. Our Deed Scroll will be given in our right hand.
  39. 000 people from among us will enter Paradise without Reckoning.
  40. We will enter Paradise, before all the other Ummats.
  41. Our Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Laws will remain forever.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

 

          لَمَّا دَعَى اللهُ دَاعِيْنَا لِطَاعَتِهٖ

بِاَكْرَمِ الرُّسُلِ كُنَّآ  اَكْرَمَ الْاُمَمٖ

 

LAMMA DA’ALLAHU DAA’EENA LITAA’ATIHI

BE AKRAMIR RUSLI KUNNA AKRAMAL UMAMI

When Allah Himself, named Him, as the Best of all Prophets, then we, by

following Him, have become the Best of all Ummats.

 

It is the Truth that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Most Superior and Most Dignified.

 

When He came down to give us the Invitation towards Islam, we accepted His Invitation. Since He was the most Superior of all the Prophets and Best of all Creations, then due to this, we became the best of all Ummats.

 

Abu Naeem relates from Hazrat Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: Allah sent a revelation to Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him). If I find anyone from your Ummat in this condition, that he does not accept Hazrat Ahmad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), then I will throw him into the Fire.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) asked: Who is Ahmad (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)?

 

Allah replied: I did not create anyone, who is more beloved to Me, than Him. I have placed His Name after My Name on Arsh, before I created this Heavens and Earth.

 

Indeed! Paradise is Haraam for everyone to enter, till He and His Ummat do not enter Paradise first.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) asked: Who is His Ummat?

 

Allah replied: They are from those, who either sitting or standing make Praises. They tie a cloth around their waist and expose their environments. They will keep Fast during the day and make Ibaadat during the night. I will accept all the easy things from them and when they will recite the Kalima. I will put them in Paradise.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) made a request: Oh Allah! Make Me, the Prophet of that Ummat.

 

Allah replied: Oh Moosa! Their Prophet will be from among them.

 

Sayyidina Moosa (peace be upon him) requested Oh Allah! Make me from the Ummat of that Prophet.

 

Allah replied: I have already made you a Prophet and this Prophet will come last. Anyway I will make Him meet You.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

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