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Marvels of

SAYYIDUNA ‘ALI

(Including Questions and Answers about
Seeking help from other than Allah)


Shaykh-e-Tariqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat,
Founder of Dawat-e-Islami, Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal
Muhammad Ilyas Attar






Translated into English by
Majlis-e-Tarajim (Dawat-e-Islami)
Qadiri Razavi

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Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali
An English translation of Karāmāt-e-Shayr-e-Khudā


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Du’ā for Reading the Book
Read the following Du’ā (supplication) before you study a
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(Al-Mustaṭraf, vol. 1, pp. 40)


Note: Recite Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī

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Transliteration Chart
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Table of Contents

Du’ā for Reading the Book ......................................................................... iii
Transliteration Chart ................................................................................... iv

Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali ................................................. 1
Excellence of Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī

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Maulā ‘Alī blew on an empty palm and... ............................................. 1
Severed hand was attached back ................................................................. 2
What is Karāmaĥ (marvel)? ......................................................................... 3
A heavy flood subsided ................................................................................. 4
A water spring gushed out ........................................................................... 5
A paralysed was cured .................................................................................. 6
Reward of good conduct with ‘Alī’s progeny ............................................ 8
Name and appellations ................................................................................. 9
A brief introduction to Sayyidunā ‘Alī ....................................................... 9
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How and when Kunyaĥ ‘Abū Turāb’ was granted! ................................ 11
He would recite whole Quran in a moment ............................................ 12
Grandeur of Maulā ‘Alī as mentioned in Quran .................................... 12
Four ways of giving four dirham in charity ............................................. 13
Our way of giving charity ........................................................................... 13
Sayyidunā ‘Alī’s comprehension of Holy Quran .................................... 15
Exegesis of Sūraĥ Al-Fātiḥaĥ ..................................................................... 15
Portal of the city of knowledge and wisdom ........................................... 15
Grandeur of ‘Alī as mentioned by Nabī

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Grudge against ‘Alī ..................................................................................... 16
The scholar of seen & unseen .................................................................... 17
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Three distinctions of ‘Alī ............................................................................ 17
Ranking of Ṣaḥābaĥ in excellence ............................................................. 17
The names of ‘Asharaĥ Mubashsharaĥ .................................................... 18
The excellence of Khulafā-e-Rāshidīn ...................................................... 19
What ‘Alī’s love demands .......................................................................... 19
Strange secret of being never thirsty ......................................................... 20
Beholding ‘Alī is ‘Ibādaĥ ............................................................................ 22
Conversation with the deceased ................................................................ 22
Madanī pearls of admonition .................................................................... 23
Benevolence of Mustafa for Maulā ‘Alī Mushkil-Kushā ........................ 24
The conqueror of Khyber ........................................................................... 24
A glimpse into Ḥaydarī’s strength ............................................................ 25
‘Alī’s bravery is matchless .......................................................................... 26
Blessings of saliva and supplication of Mustafa Karīm .......................... 26
Devotion of Maulā ‘Alī ............................................................................... 27
Repeated Ṣalāĥ of 30 years ......................................................................... 28
You are from me! ........................................................................................ 28
You are my brother ..................................................................................... 29
Explanation of Ḥadīš .................................................................................. 29
‘Alī’s love for the Holy Prophet

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The distinctive traits of ‘Alī ....................................................................... 30
Maulā ‘Alī is ‘Walī’ of the believers .......................................................... 31
What does ‘Walī’ refer here?...................................................................... 32
To know the rationale behind saying ‘Yā ‘Alī Madad’... ........................ 33
Excellence of love for Aĥl-e-Bayt .............................................................. 33
Excellence of Ḥaydar’s family .................................................................... 34
He will turn your beard red with blood ................................................... 35
Conspiracy of three Khawārij against three companions ...................... 36
Love affair brought misfortune for Ibn Muljam ..................................... 36
Night of martyrdom ................................................................................... 37
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Assassination ............................................................................................... 37
Pieces of Ibn Muljam’s corpse were burnt to ashes ................................ 38
Blood-curdling parable of the punishment of ‘Alī’s murderer after
his death ....................................................................................................... 38
Terrible fate of hankering after lust .......................................................... 39
Eminence of the Prophet’s companions .................................................. 40
Keep associated with Madanī environment ............................................ 41
Repentance from corrupt beliefs ............................................................... 42
Questions & Answers about ‘Seeking help from other than Allah’ ........43
How about calling Sayyidunā Alī as Mushkil-Kushā ............................. 44
How about saying ‘Maulā Alī’?.................................................................. 44
He of whom I am Maulā, of him ‘Alī is also Maulā! ......................... 45
The meanings of ‘Maulā’ ...................................................................... 45
The meanings of ‘Maulā’ interpreted by the renowned exegetists ....... 46
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Persuasion of seeking help from other than Allah in Aḥādīš ................ 50
Vision restored to a blind ..................................................................... 51
Du’ā made invoking ‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ’ was granted! ............................ 52
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O Allah’s servants! Help me! ..................................................................... 53
If a pet animal flees away in jungle then... .......................................... 54
When the respected teacher’s ride fled away! .................................... 54
Who are meant by ‘Allah’s servant’? ........................................................ 55
Why to ask help from the dead? .......................................................... 55
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The support from a departed is stronger ............................................ 59
Fatwā of Shāfi’ī Muftī about seeking help from other than Allah ... 60
The late young person said with a smile... .......................................... 60
Every beloved of Allah is alive ............................................................. 61
The proof of saying ‘Yā ‘Alī Madad’ ......................................................... 62
If saying ‘Yā ‘Alī’ is Shirk... ................................................................... 63
The evidence of saying ‘Yā Ghauš’............................................................ 64
Three faith refreshing sayings of Ghauš-e-A’ẓam ............................. 65
Understanding other languages by Houri .......................................... 66
A faith-refreshing commentary on Ḥadīš .......................................... 66
Why to seek help from others when Allah

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1. Help each other in righteousness .................................................... 69
2. Seek help in patience and Ṣalāĥ ....................................................... 69
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4. Help the religion of Allah ................................................................. 70
5. A Prophet sought help for religion from other than Allah .......... 70
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No individual can live without help from others! .................................. 71
How Ṣalāĥ of 50 times reduced to 5 times? ....................................... 71
Help of others is desperately needed in Paradise .............................. 72
Is seeking help from other than Allah ever Wājib? ................................ 73
The situations when seeking help is Wājib ........................................ 73
The situations when helping is Wājib ................................................. 74
Seeking help from idols is Shirk .......................................................... 77
Definition of Shirk ................................................................................. 78




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SAYYIDUNA ‘ALI

Regardless of how hard Satan makes you feel lazy, read this booklet
from beginning to end. In addition to gaining the reward and
knowledge, you will feel the passion of love and devotion for Maulā
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dinar in his palm! Having seen this great marvel (Karāmaĥ), several
unbelievers embraced Islam. (Rāḥat-ul-Qulūb, pp. 142)
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no scars behind! (Tafsīr Kabīr, vol. 7, pp. 434)
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Ay shab-e-ĥijrat bajā-ay Mustafa bar rakht-e-khuwāb
Ay dam-e-shiddat fidā-ay Mustafa imdād kun
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the comprehension of human beings. Sometimes having been the
victim of satanic whispers, some naïve people start analysing marvels
(Karāmaĥ) through their limited common sense and insight and this
is how they go astray.
Remember! A Karāmaĥ is such a supernatural manifestation which
human intellect cannot comprehend i.e. which cannot be executed
by physical means.
On page 58 of Baĥār-e-Sharī’at [a 1250-page publication of
Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ, a publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami],
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called Karāmaĥ. It is called Ma’ūnat if exhibited by a Mūmin (true
believer). If such a supernatural manifestation is exhibited by some
Kāfir (unbeliever) or a transgressor, then it is termed as Istidrāj.
(Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 56-58)
‘Aql ko tanqīd say furṣat naĥīn
‘Ishq per a’māl kī bunyād rakĥ
A heavy flood subsided
Once there was such a heavy flood in the River Euphrates (Al-Furat)
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pointed and
the water lowered more up to three yards and the flood subsided.
The people requested, ‘O Amīr-ul-Mūminīn! This is enough. Please
stop.’ (Shawāĥid-un-Nubūwwaĥ, pp. 214)
Shāĥ-e-mardān shayr-e-yazdān quwwat-e-Parwardigār
.

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A water spring gushed out
Going on the way to Maqām-e-Ṣiffīn, the battalion of Sayyidunā
‘Alī
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came across a land where there was no sign
of water and the troops exhausted due to intense thirst. A monk
of a nearby church told they could find water 14 kilometres
away from there. Some of companions sought permission to go
there for quenching their thirst. Listening to them Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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mounted his mule and pointing out a place he
ordered to dig the ground. They started digging until a heavy rock
appeared. All efforts to take the rock out were in vain. Seeing the
efforts, Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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dismounted the mule and
the blessed fingers of his both the hands fumbled the crack in the
rock and all of a sudden he pulled the heavy rock off. And the pure
and crystal-clear stream of water gushed forth underneath the rock,
thus the whole battalion quenched the thirst from it. The troops
also let their animals drink the water and filled the containers. Then
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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put that rock back to its place.
The monk of the church witnessed the marvel and said to Sayyidunā
‘Alī

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was in negation. The monk said, ‘Are you an
angel?’ He

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said, ‘Of course not!’ He then asked, ‘Who are
you?’ Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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had also advised me of
something important.’ Having heard this much, the monk recited
the Kalimaĥ (article of faith) and embraced Islam. Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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asked him, ‘Why have you taken so long time in
embracing Islam?’ The monk said, ‘It has been written in our religious
books that there is a hidden stream near the church which will be
revealed by a prophet or a companion of the prophet and hence I
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6
and many other monks before me stayed at this church in waiting
for the same. Today my dream came true to witness the event when
you uncovered the mystery of this hidden stream; I, therefore,
wholeheartedly embraced Islam.’
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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wept so much that his beard
drenched in tears. He then said, ‘
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! I have been mentioned
even in their books.’ The monk became one of the companions and
warriors of Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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and died as martyr
while fighting against Syrians. Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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himself buried him and prayed for his forgiveness. (Mulakhkhaṣ az:
Karāmat-e-Ṣaḥābaĥ, pp. 114; Shawāĥid-un-Nubūwwaĥ, 216)
Murtazā shayr-e-Khudā, marḥab kushā, Khyber kushā
Sarwarā lashkar kushā mushkil kushā imdād kun
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
Paraphrase of Kalām-e-Razā: O Murtaḍā! O the Lion of Allah! O the
one who knocked down Marḥab! (A Jew namely Marḥab Bin Ḥāriš
– a renowned wrestler of Arab and warlord of fort Khyber) O the
victorious of Khyber! O my master! O the one defeating enemy’s
battalion alone! O the troubleshooter! Help me!
,
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A paralysed was cured
Once Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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was present
in the House of Allah (Ka’baĥ) with both of his sons Sayyidunā Imām
Ḥasan and Ḥusayn

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ordered to
bring the person to him. One side of his body was affected by paralysis;
therefore, he moved crawling and came to him. He

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enquired what had happened to him. The person said, ‘Amīr-ul-
Mūminīn, I was bold in committing sins and my father, who was a
righteous and pious Muslim, would tend to prevent me from sins
repeatedly. Once my anger boiled over upon his advising to me and
I hit him hard. Having been hit, my father then sorrowfully went to
the Ka’baĥ and made supplications against me. All of a sudden I
was under his curse and one side of my body was affected by
paralysis and I had to move crawling on the ground. This divine
punishment taught me an admonitory lesson and I asked my father’s
pardon tearfully. Being helpless with fatherly love, he had pity on me
and forgave me. He then said to me, ‘My son, let you go with me! I
will pray for your health exactly at the same place where I had
cursed you.’
Thus, we were on the way to Makkaĥ
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riding a she-
camel. All of a sudden, she stumbled and my father fell down
between two solid rocks and passed away, ِ
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have come alone to the House of Allah. I keep on praying tearfully
to Almighty Allah

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for my health.
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī
 

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pathetic story and said sympathically, ‘O person! If your father was
really pleased with you, have patience,
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everything will
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offered few Rak’āt
of Ṣalāĥ praying for his healing and then said, ‘
ۡ
,
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.!’ i.e. stand up.
Upon listening to this, the person stood up comfortably and succeeded
in moving normal. (Mulakhkhaṣ az: Ḥujjatullāĥi-‘alal-‘Ālamīn, pp. 614)
Kyūn na mushkil-kushā kaĥūn tum ko
Tum nay bigřī mayrī banāī ĥay
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8
Reward of good conduct with ‘Alī’s progeny
Once there was a person namely Abū Ja’far from Kufa who was fair
to everyone in his dealings. At particular, he would accept whatever
be the low price paid by anyone from amongst the progeny of
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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or he would record the amount as
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to be insolvent with the passage of time.
Once he was sitting at the door of his house. A man who was going past
taunted, ‘Has your big debtor (i.e. Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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settled the debt yet or not?’ He was greatly shocked by the taunt
hurled at him. When he slept at night, he was blessed with the vision
of the Great Prophet
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were also with him. The Noble Prophet
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asked his
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replied
from behind, ‘O Prophet! I am present here.’ The Holy Prophet
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inquired, ‘Why do you not fulfill his right?’ He

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replied, ‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ
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! I have already
brought the money with me.’ ‘Hand it over to him,’ said the Prophet
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handed over a
woollen pouch full of money to the person and said, ‘It is your due.’
The Holy Prophet
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said to the person, ‘Receive it and
do not refuse anyone from his progeny who comes and asks you for
loan. From now onwards, you will never suffer poverty, destitution,
and deprivation.’
By the time he woke up, he found the very woollen pouch in his
hand. He called his wife and said, ‘Tell me if I am asleep or awake?’
She replied, ‘You are fully awake.’ He became jubilant and related
the whole story to his wife. When he checked the list of debtors, he
found that there was not a single penny of debt mentioned in the
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name of Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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(i.e. all debts recorded in
the list were found paid off). (Shawāĥid-ul-Ḥaq, pp. 246)
‘Alī kay wāsiṭay sūraj ko pĥayrnay wālay
Ishāraĥ kar do kay mayrā bĥī kām ĥo jāye
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Name and appellations
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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‘the Lion of
Allah’ was born in Makka-tul-Mukarramaĥ
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mother Sayyidatunā Fāṭimaĥ Bint-e-Asad

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named him
after his father’s name ‘Ḥaydar’ whereas his father named him ‘Alī’.
The Holy Prophet
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granted him the title of ‘Asadullāĥ’;
apart from these titles, ‘Murtaḍā’ (i.e. chosen), ‘Karrār’ (i.e. the one
striking back repeatedly), ‘Shayr-e-Khudā’ (i.e. the lion of Allah) and
‘Maulā Mushkil-Kushā’ are his famous appellations (titles). Sayyidunā
‘Alī
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is paternal cousin of the Most Noble Prophet
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. (Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ, vol. 8, pp. 412, etc Mulakhkhaṣan)
A brief introduction to Sayyidunā ‘Alī
The Kunyaĥ of the fourth caliph of Islam, Sayyidunā ‘Alī Bin ‘Abī
Ṭālib
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is Abul Ḥasan and Abū Turāb. He is son of
the Holy Prophet’s paternal uncle, Abū Ṭālib. After 30 years of
‘Ām-ul-Fīl
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(when the Holy Prophet
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was 30 years
old), Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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was born inside the Holy
Ka’baĥ on Friday, the 13
th
of Rajab. The name of his mother is
Sayyidatunā Fāṭimaĥ Bint-e-Asad
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1
i.e. the year in which the wretched King Abraĥaĥ attacked the Holy Ka’baĥ using troops
of elephants. To learn about details of this event, please read the book ‘Ajāib-ul-Quran
ma’ Gharāib-ul-Quran’ published by Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ.
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was only 10 years old when he came into the fold of
Islam. He

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was raised in the household of the Holy Prophet
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. He remained active throughout his life to support
the Holy Prophet
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and to promote the religion of
Islam. He

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had distinguished reputation because of being
amongst ‘Muĥājirīn Awwalīn’ and ‘Asharaĥ Mubashsharaĥ’ and
many other remarkable attributes. He took part with great bravery
in the battles of Badr, Uḥud, and Khandaq and a great many
renowned and brave warriors of unbelievers (Kuffār) were hurled
into hell through furious strike of his sword named Żul-Fiqār.
After the martyrdom of Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Ghanī

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, Anṣār and Muĥājirīn embraced Bay’aĥ (submission) to
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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and elected him Amīr-ul-Mūminīn,
who held the office of Khilāfat for 4 years, 8 months and 9 days. On
17
th
or 19
th
Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, he was seriously wounded by a
Khārijī’s violent attack which proved fatal. And on 21
st
Ramadan-ul-
Mubarak, he (

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) died a martyr.
Aṣal-e-nasl-e-ṣafā wajĥ-e-waṣl-e-Khudā
Bāb-e-fazl-e-wilāyat pay lākĥaun Salām
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
Paraphrasing of Kalām-e-Razā: Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
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is the very origin and foundation of the pure and
pious Sādāt, he is the mediator for becoming Wāṣil Billāĥ (i.e. being
close to Allah

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) and is the portal from where virtues of Wilāyat
come from. May there be millions of salutations onto him!
,
ۡ
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11
Reason of mentioning and writing ‘

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When the tribe Quraysh suffered from famine, the Most Dignified
Prophet
 
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brought Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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with him so as to reduce the burden (of the necessities) of children
on Abū Ṭālib. Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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was reared by the
Beloved Prophet
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. Opening his eyes he saw the
resplendence of the Noble Prophet
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heard him only,
and learned his habits too. So, as Sayyidunā ‘Alī

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came of age, he had a strong faith (Īmān) in Allah

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and His
Oneness. His faith was never polluted with idols’ worshipping;
therefore, he was entitled to ‘
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م
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.
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,
ۡ
,
َ
و ’. (Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ,
vol. 28, pp. 436)
At the age of 10, he

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embraced Islam. The most beloved
daughter of the Blessed Prophet
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was married to Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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is his elder
son, his Kunyaĥ is ‘Abul Ḥasan’ and the Beloved and Blessed Prophet

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granted him the Kunyaĥ of ‘Abū Turāb’. (Tārīkh-ul-
Khulafā, pp. 132) This Kunyaĥ was dearer to him than even his real
name. (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 2, pp. 535, Ḥadīš 3703)
How and when Kunyaĥ ‘Abū Turāb’ was granted!
Sayyidunā Saĥl Bin Sa’d

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narrated: One day Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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then came to Masjid and lay there. The Noble Prophet
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about
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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The Beloved Prophet
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went to Masjid and found the
back of Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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covered with the dust owing
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to the displacement of the sheet. The Great Prophet
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started removing the dust from his back and said twice, ‘
ٍ
با
َ
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ُ
. .
َ
,
َ
ا
ۡ
,
ُ
.’
i.e. wake up, you Abū Turāb. (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 1, pp. 169, Ḥadīš 441)
Us nay laqab-e-khāk Shaĥanshāĥ say pāyā
Jo Ḥaydar-e-Karrār kay maulā ĥay ĥamārā
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
,
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ۡ
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He would recite whole Quran in a moment
At the time of riding the horse, Sayyidunā ‘Alī
 

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would start reciting the Holy Quran putting the first foot in one
stirrup of the horse and would complete the recitation of the entire
Holy Quran before putting the second foot in the other stirrup.
(Shawāĥid-un-Nubūwwaĥ, pp. 212)
Grandeur of Maulā ‘Alī as mentioned in Quran
Allah

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has said in the Holy Quran:

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Those who give their money in charity in night and day secretly and
openly, they have their reward with their Rab. They neither have any
fear nor sorrow.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 2, Sūraĥ Al-Baqaraĥ, Verse 274)
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13
Four ways of giving four dirham in charity
Ṣadr-ul-Afāḍil ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Sayyid Muhammad Na’īmuddīn
Murādābādī
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has explained as regards this verse in
Tafsīr Khazāin-ul-‘Irfān: According to one of the verdict, this verse
was revealed in favour of Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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. Once he
possessed only four silver coins and nothing else for donating in
charity; so he donated all the four coins in charity - one coin at night,
one during the day, one secretly and the other openly.’
Sukhan ā kar yaĥān ‘Aṭṭār kā itmām ko puĥanchā
Tayrī ‘aẓamat pay nāṭiq ab bĥī ĥayn Āyāt-e-Qurānī
(Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, pp. 498)
,
ۡ
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,
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ۡ
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Our way of giving charity
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! How majestic are the righteous servants of Allah! As
you have read that they prefer to donate the money with sincerity
rather than accumulating it. Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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had
four (silver coins of) dirham which he donated in the path of
Allah

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,

,

.
in such a way that one was given in day time and another
at night, one secretly and another openly as one does not know
which dirham being more acceptable in the court of Allah

_

,

,

,

.
will
bring the endless wealth of never-ending bliss and blessings.
On the other hand, even if we intend to give something in charity,
the intention of gaining the consent of Allah

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,

,

,

.
lacks within us!
There is no sincerity and no desire for seeking pleasure of Allah

_

,

,

,

.

as well. All we want is just to show off that how much money we have
given in charity. We never get satisfied until our charity becomes
known to others. If it’s given at Masjid, we want Imām Sahib to call
our name aloud in his prayer (Du’ā) so that people would get to
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14
know about our contributed amount in charity. If a Muslim is
supported, the supporter has a desire that somehow or the other his
name should be mentioned, the songs of his generosity should be
sung by people. If we oblige someone, we want him to be staying as
our servant or slave, and praise us to the skies. The Holy Quran is
instructing us not to talk too much with pride about something
we do for others as well as ask only Allah

_

,

,

,

.
for the reward. As
Allah

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,

,

,

.
has said in Part 3, Sūraĥ Al-Baqaraĥ, Verse 262:

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Those who spend their money in the path of Allah, then after spending
neither boast of favours conferred nor hurt, their reward is with their
Allah. [Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 3, Sūraĥ Al-Baqaraĥ, Verse 262)
Ṣadr-ul-Afāḍil ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Sayyid Muhammad Na’īmuddīn
Murādābādī
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has explained as regards the above-
mentioned verse: Remembering a favour means to mention it to
others and remind them what we have done to them and making
them sad. And hurting them means to make them feel embarrassed
saying that you were helpless, hopeless and a poor fellow of no use;
we stood by you or give them pressure in some other way is
prohibited. (Khazāin-ul-‘Irfān) If only for the sake of Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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may Allah

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,

,

.
enable us with the sincere passion
to give charity.

ۡ
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َ
ۡ

ِ
ّ
ِ
_
ّ
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َ
ِ
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ۡ
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ا
,
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ا
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.
Mayrā ĥar ‘amal bas Tayray wāsiṭay ĥo
Kar ikhlāṣ aysā ‘atā Yā Ilāĥī
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15
Sayyidunā ‘Alī’s comprehension of Holy Quran
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn ‘Alī
,
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said: I swear by Allah

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,

,

,

.
!
I know every verse of the Holy Quran that when and where it was
revealed. Verily, my Rab

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,

,

,

.
has bestowed me a heart to understand
and a tongue to question. (Ḥilya-tul-Auliyā, vol. 1, pp. 108)
Day tařapnay pĥařaknay kī taufīq day
Day dil-e-Murtazā sawz-e-Ṣiddīq day
,
ۡ
¸
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,
َ
ۡ

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َ
_ ا
ۡ
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.
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َ
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÷
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.
ُ
ّ

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َ
.
Exegesis of Sūraĥ Al-Fātiḥaĥ
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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,

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,
.

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said: I could
load 70 camels with the exegesis of Sūraĥ Al-Fātiḥaĥ If I would. (It
means that its exegesis can take enough registers to be the burden
of 70 camels.) (Qūt-ul-Qulūb, vol. 1, pp. 92)
Portal of the city of knowledge and wisdom
Two sayings of the Holy Prophet
,

.

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1. ‘
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ۡ

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.
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.
ۡ
, .
’ i.e. I am the city of knowledge and ‘Alī is
its portal. (Al-Mustadrak, vol. 4, pp. 96, Ḥadīš 4693)
2. ‘

ُ
را
َ
د .
َ
.
َ
ا
ۡ

ۡ

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. ِ.
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,
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,.
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,
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و .
’ i.e. I am the house of wisdom and ‘Alī is
its portal. (Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 5, pp. 402, Ḥadīš 3744)
Grandeur of ‘Alī as mentioned by Nabī

Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī
 

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,
.

:
,
ۡ
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reported that
once the Holy Prophet
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(speaking to me) said: ‘You
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16
are the example of (Sayyidunā) ‘Īsā (
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.
) against whom the Jews
had grudges; even they slandered his mother and when Christians
loved him, they elevated him to such a higher status which he didn’t
deserve.’
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

«.

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ۡ
,

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.

,
.

:
further said: ‘Two kinds of people
will be devastated on account of me; the ones crossing the limits in
intense devotion (love) to me will add those characteristics in me
that I don’t possess and the ones bearing grudges against me will
provoke them to slander me.’ (Musnad Imān Aḥmad Bin Ḥanbal, vol. 1,
pp. 336, Ḥadīš, 1376)
Tafzīl kā jo yā na ĥo Maulā kī wilā mayn
Yūn cĥoř kay gawĥar ko na tū baĥr-e-khazaf jā
(Żauq -e-Na’at)
Meaning: Do not love Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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.

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to such extent
which gives an impression that he was superior to Shaykhayn
Karīmayn
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.

«.ȹ..|

¸
ʝ

,
! Making such a mistake of abandoning pearls
like precious & transparent faith, do not adopt faith absolutely
useless and of no account.’
Grudge against ‘Alī
With reference to the above mentioned Ḥadīš, the renowned exegetist
of the Quran Shaykh Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān
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has stated:
Love for ‘Alī (
,
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,

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,
.

:
) is the kernel of faith. However it is
bad to cross the limit in love. But grudge against ‘Alī is really
Ḥarām and some time it is even Kufr (unbelief). (Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ,
vol. 8, pp. 424)
‘Alī-ul-Murtazā shayr-e-Khudā ĥayn
Kay in say khush Ḥabīb-e-Kibriyā ĥayn
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17
The scholar of seen & unseen
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ Bin Mas’ūd

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,
stated, ‘Amīr-ul-Mūminīn
Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
,
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,
.

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is such a scholarly
person of great eminence who possesses both the knowledge of seen
and unseen. (Ibn ‘Asākir, vol. 42, pp. 400)
,
ۡ
¸
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,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
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ّ
.
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. .
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.
َ
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.
ُ
ّ

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.
Three distinctions of ‘Alī
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq

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.

.

æ|

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ʝ

,
is reported to
have said, Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
,
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.

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ۡ

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,

,

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,
.

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holds three
pre-eminence and even if one of them were given to me, it would be
more precious to me than the red camels.’ The companions then
asked about those three distinctions. He

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,
said:
1. The Holy Prophet
,

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,
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æ|

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.
gave his daughter Fāṭima-tuz-
Zaĥrā
.

,

.

.

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æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
to him in marriage.
2. He lived with the Holy Prophet
 
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,
at Masjid-un-
Nabawī and whatever was made Ḥalāl for him in Masjid was
only his part.
3. The flag of Islam was given to him at the battle of Khyber.
(Al-Mustadrak, vol. 4, pp. 94, Ḥadīš 4689)
Baĥr-e-taslīm-e-‘Alī maydān mayn
Sar jĥukay reĥtay ĥayn talwārawn kay
Ranking of Ṣaḥābaĥ in excellence
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,

,

.
! Words cannot translate the excellence of Amīr-ul-
Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ
,

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.

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that Amīr-ul-
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Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq

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,
also esteemed him, but
it does not at all mean that Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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,

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surpassed
Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq

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æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
in virtues.
With regard to excellence and distinction, stating as per the sequence
set by the Aĥl-us-Sunnaĥ – the true school of thought, Ṣadr-ush-
Sharī’aĥ, Badr-uṭ-Ṭarīqaĥ, ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Muftī Muhammad
Amjad ‘Alī A’ẓamī
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,

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has said: All the companions
superior or inferior (and there is no inferior among them) will go
to Paradise. After the Prophets and Messengers, Ṣiddīq Akbar
then ‘Umar Fārūq A’ẓam then ‘Ušmān Ghanī then Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,

,

..

.

_.

.

«.ȹ..| 

¸
ʝ

,
are superior to all the creatures of Allah

_

,

,

,

.
including
genies, human beings and angels. Whosoever declares Sayyidunā
‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

«.

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ۡ
,

,

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.

,
.

:
as superior to Sayyidunā Ṣiddīq or Fārūq or
Ghanī

«.ȹ..| 

¸
ʝ

, .

.

,

..

.

_.

..
is astray and Bad-Mażĥab. The superiority after
the four caliphs is for ‘Asharaĥ Mubashsharaĥ, Ḥasanayn Karīmayn,
Aṣhāb Al-Badr and Aṣhāb Bayt-ur-Riḍwān and all these are finally
declared as Jannatī. Superior means the one who is very respectable
and honourable before Allah

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,

,

.
and it is also regarded as copious
reward. (Mulakhkhaṣ az: Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 241-254)
Mustafa kay sab Ṣaḥābaĥ jannatī ĥayn la-jaram
Sab say razī Ḥaq Ta’ālā sab pay ĥay Us kā karam
,
ۡ
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The names of ‘Asharaĥ Mubashsharaĥ
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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is also from
‘Asharaĥ Mubashsharaĥ. ‘Asharaĥ Mubashsharaĥ refers to the ten
companions
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,
who were especially given the glad tidings
of Paradise by the Beloved Prophet
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. Sayyidunā
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‘Abdur Raḥmān Bin ‘Awf
 

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is reported to have said that the
Last Prophet
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stated, ‘Abū Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Ušmān,
‘Alī, Ṭalḥaĥ, Zubayr, ‘Abdur Raḥmān Bin ‘Awf, Sa’d Bin Abī
Waqqāṣ, Sa’īd Bin Zayd and Abū ‘Ubaydaĥ Bin Jarrāḥ are Jannatī.’
(

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) (Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 5, pp. 416, Ḥadīš 3768)
Woĥ dasawn jin ko jannat kā muxdaĥ
1
milā
Us mubārak jamā’at pay lākĥaun Salām
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
The excellence of Khulafā-e-Rāshidīn
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ Bin Mas’ūd

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,
narrated that the Blessed
Prophet
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said, ‘I am the city of knowledge, Abū Bakr
is its foundation, ‘Umar is its wall, ‘Ušmān is its roof and ‘Alī is its
portal.’ (Musnad-ul-Firdaus, vol. 1, pp. 43, Ḥadīš 105)
Tayray chāron ĥam-dam ĥayn yak-jān yak-dil
Abū Bakr Fārūq ‘Ušmān ‘Alī ĥay
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
,
ۡ
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ۡ
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What ‘Alī’s love demands
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
,
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has
said: After the Holy Prophet
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, ‘Abū Bakr and ‘Umar
are better of all.’ He

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added, ‘Love for me and hatred with
Abū Bakr and ‘Umar cannot grow together in the heart of any true
believer.’ (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Awsaṭ liṭ-Ṭabarānī, vol. 3 p. 79, Ḥadīš 3920)

1
Glad-tiding
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20
Strange secret of being never thirsty
The people who have an ideology of ‘Damā dam mast Qalandar, Alī
dā peĥlā number’ are very much mistaken. To rectify them, a faith-
refreshing parable is presented below. Read and accept the truth if
Allah

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,

,

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grants Taufīq:
Sayyidunā Shaykh Abū Muhammad ‘Abdullāĥ Muĥtadī
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has narrated:
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, I was privileged to perform Hajj. In Ḥaram,
I heard about a person who would not drink water - I was greatly
surprised. I went to see him and asked the reason. He began to tell,
‘I am from Hillah (a city in central Iraq). Once I saw a horrific scene
in my dream and found myself exhausted due to the intense thirst
and somehow I managed to get to the Ḥawḍ-e-Kawšar. I found in
there Sayyidunā Ṣiddīq Akbar, Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq A’ẓam,
Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Ghanī and Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,

,

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,
- all of
these respected luminaries were distributing the water to the people.
I moved to Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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because I esteemed him
very much and considered him superior to the rest of three caliphs
of Islam. To my surprise, he

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,
turned away from me! I was
very thirsty so I went to the rest of three caliphs one by one and each
of them ignored me i.e. turned their faces away from me.
In the mean time, I came across the Prophet
,

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. I came
near him and complained, ‘Sayyidunā ‘Alī turned his face away
from me not to speak of quenching my thirst.’ The Holy Prophet
,

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said, ‘How they would give you water! You are envious
of my companions.’ Having heard this I was sure that I upheld an
untrue faith. Being full of remorse, I repented sincerely before the
Holy Prophet
,

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. The Blessed Prophet
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gave a bowl of water which I drank and then I woke up.
«.ȹ.
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I don’t feel thirsty ever since I had a bowl of water from the blessed
hands of the Beloved Prophet
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. After this dream, I
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

21
have advised my family to do penance and those who did penance
and accepted Aĥl-us-Sunnaĥ, I have maintained my relations to
them and broke with the rest. (Mulakhkhaṣ az: Miṣbāḥ-uẓ-Ẓalām, pp. 74)
Jab dāman-e-Ḥazrat say ĥam ĥo gaye wābastaĥ
Dunyā kay sabĥī rishtay baykār naẓar āye
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Dear Islamic brothers! It is concluded from the foregoing parable
that the identity of a true Muslim is that he greatly dignifies the
honour and glory of all honourable companions
,

,

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«.ȹ..| 

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ʝ

,
. If a
person has love for some companions and has hatred with some
others then he is seriously mistaken. May Allah

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,

,

,

.
bestow us the
undying devotion and love for the honourable companions and
Aĥl-e-Bayt
,

,

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«.ȹ..| 

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ʝ

,
and in the same state of elated love and
devotion, under the green tomb (Gumbad-e-Khazrā), before the
Most Beloved
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confer martyrdom, burial in Jannat-ul-
Baqī’ at Madīnaĥ, the sacred neighbourhood of the Greatest Prophet
 
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and his four companions
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,
in Jannat-ul-
Firdaus on us!

ۡ
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َ
ۡ

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Ṣaḥābaĥ kā gadā ĥūn aur Aĥl-e-Bayt kā khādim
Yeĥ sab ĥay āp ĥī kī to ‘ināyat Yā Rasūlallāĥ!
Mayn ĥūn Sunnī, raĥūn Sunnī, marūn Sunnī Madīnay mayn
Baqī’-e-Pāk mayn ban jāye turbat Yā Rasūlallāĥ!
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish, pp. 184-185)
,
ۡ
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,
َ
ۡ

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ۡ
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.
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

22
Beholding ‘Alī is ‘Ibādaĥ
On page 74 of Sawāniḥ Karbalā [the 192-page publication of
Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ, the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami],
‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Sayyid Muhammad Na’īmuddīn Murādābādī
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has quoted a Ḥadīš: Sayyidunā Ibn Mas’ūd

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stated that the Holy Prophet
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said, ‘Beholding
‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā (
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:
) is ‘Ibādaĥ.’ (Al-Mustadrak, vol. 4,
pp. 118, Ḥadīš 4737)
,
ۡ
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ۡ

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ۡ
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.
Conversation with the deceased
Sayyidunā Imām ‘Abdur Raḥmān Jalāluddīn Suyūṭī Shāfi’ī
 
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has quoted in Sharḥ-uṣ-Ṣudūr: Sayyidunā Sa’īd Bin
Musayyab

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.

æ| 

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ʝ

,
has stated, ‘Once we went past the graveyard
with Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
,
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Sayyidunā Maulā ‘Alī
,
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:
(greeting the people of
the graves with Salām) said, ‘O people of the grave! Will you
give your news to us, or shall we give our news to you?’ Sayyidunā
Sa’īd Bin Musayyab

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said, ‘We heard the words of

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from the grave, and somebody was saying,
‘O Amīr-ul-Mūminīn! Give us the news about what happened after
our death.’
Sayyidunā Maulā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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then said, ‘Listen! Your
assets have been divided, your wives have remarried, your children
were included in the orphans, and your enemies are living in the
houses which you made so strong. Now tell us what happened with
you.’ Listening to that, reply came from a grave, ‘O Amīr-ul-Mūminīn!
Our shrouds have been ripped to shreds, our hair withered away, our
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

23
skin worn into pieces, our eyes poured out onto our cheeks, and pus
is flowing through our nostrils. We have got whatever we had sent
forward (i.e. the deeds we performed), and we have incurred loss in
whatever we left behind.’ (Sharḥ-uṣ-Ṣudūr, pp. 209; Ibn ‘Asākir, vol. 27, pp. 395)
Ākhirat kī fikr karnī ĥay zarūr
Zindagī aik din guzarnī ĥay zarūr
Qabr mayn mayyat utarnī ĥay zarūr
Jaysī karnī waysī bĥarnī ĥay zarūr
Aik din marnā ĥay ākhir maut ĥay
Kar lay jo karnā ĥay ākhir maut ĥay
Madanī pearls of admonition
Dear Islamic brothers! The foregoing parable let us have a glimpse
of Sayyidunā ‘Alī’s rank and glory and the listening power as how
he

æ| 

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,

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.
conversed with dead persons and asked them about
their conditions of Al-Barzakh, listened to their replies and let them
know about worldly affairs. Surely it is one of his magnificent
marvels as well as there are Madanī pearls of admonition that the
one who doesn’t mend his deeds and belief neither does he pay any
attention to his afterlife but keeps obeying only his sensual pleasure
in this world, his grave for him will turn into the house of adversity
then such concern and interest in the worldly desires will no longer
be of use.
Moreover, the one who kept spending his time specifically in
accumulating the riches of the world and later died in the same
condition and eventually buried in the dark grave, he will never ever
benefit himself with his enormous wealth; his family and heirs will
take up his wealth and they will fight and later leave each other after
having their share. Whereas this naive person engrossed in the craze
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24
of accumulating wealth, living sinful life and ignoring the difference
between Ḥalāl & Ḥarām will deserve the torment of hellfire.
Dawlat-e-dunyā kay pīcĥay tū na jā
Ākhirat mayn māl kā ĥay kām kyā?
Māl-e-dunyā daw jaĥān mayn ĥay wabāl
Kām āye gā nā paysh-e-Żul-Jalāl
,
ۡ
¸
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,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
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.
َ
. .
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.
َ
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.
Benevolence of Mustafa for Maulā ‘Alī Mushkil-Kushā
Dear Islamic brothers! The excellence and accomplishments of
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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,

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mentioned so far are just for the
sake of the Beloved Prophet
,

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,

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. Due to deep affection
and special attention of the Holy Prophet
,

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,
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,
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,

.

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ʄ

.
, Allah

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,

,

,

.

bestowed upon him such impressive rank that every succeeding
individual is envious of him. The Holy Prophet
,

.

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«
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,

.

ʋ 

_.

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æ| 

ʄ

.

showed his profound love which distinguished him from all and this
great eminence cannot be achieved by even the biggest Walī, Quṭb,
Ghauš and Abdāl. In Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, Volume 1, Page 253: ‘A Walī
of the most superior rank cannot achieve the status of Ṣaḥābī.’
The conqueror of Khyber
Reflecting the deep affection and special attention of the Beloved
and Blessed Prophet
,

.

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,
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«

,

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ʋ 

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æ| 

ʄ

.
on Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
,
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,

,

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«.ȹ..| 

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,
.

:
, read a faith-enlightening parable. Sayyidunā Saĥl
Bin Sa’d

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æ| 

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ʝ

,
has narrated: The Holy Prophet
,

.

.


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«
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,
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«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

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æ| 

ʄ

.

said on the day of Khyber, ‘I will give this flag to a man who will be
victorious by the grace of Allah

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,

,

,

.
. He loves Allah

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,

,

,

.
and His
Rasūl (
 
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,

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) and Allah

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,

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and His Rasūl (
,

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,
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,
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.
)
love him as well.’
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25
Everyone in the next morning had hoped that the flag would be
given to him. The Holy Prophet

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,

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æ| 

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,
said, ‘Where is ‘Alī
Bin Abī Ṭālib?’ The people told that he had been suffering from eye
infection. The Holy Prophet
,

.

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,

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called for him. He was
brought and the Holy Prophet
|


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,

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æ| 

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.
,

.

.


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«
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applied his saliva on
his eyes and supplicated to Allah

_

,

,

,

.
. He recovered as if he did not
have any pain and then he was given the flag. Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-
Murtaḍā
,
ۡ
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.

:.
ۡ

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,

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,
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said, ‘O Prophet
,

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.


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«
¸
|


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«

,

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ʋ 

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æ| 

ʄ

.
! Shall
I fight the battle until they embrace Islam?’ The Beloved Rasūl
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

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æ| 

ʄ

.
said, ‘Be courteous till you step into the battlefield.
Call them toward Islam and let them know the rights of Allah

_

,

,

,

.

which are mandatory for them. I swear to Allah

_

,

,

,

.
! If Allah
gives guidance to even one person by means of you then it is much
better for you than you have red camels.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 2, pp. 312,
Ḥadīš 3009; Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, pp.1311, Ḥadīš 2406)
A glimpse into Ḥaydarī’s strength
In the battle of Khyber, a Jew struck at Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

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ۡ
,

,

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«.ȹ..|

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,
.

:
.
During this attack, the shield of Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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,

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«.ȹ..| 

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,
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:
fell
down. Nonetheless, he

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.

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.

æ| 

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ʝ

,
managed to reach the entrance of
the fort and pulled the gate off the wall with his bare hands and
used it to defend him. He

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.

æ| 

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ʝ

,

«

..

.
held the door firmly and
continued to fight until he conquered the Khyber. The door was
said to be so heavy that even 40 persons tried in vain to lift it after
the battle. (Dalāil-un-Nubuwwaĥ lil-Bayĥaqī, vol. 4, pp. 212)
A’lā Haḍrat

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has said:
Shayr-e-shamshīr zan shāĥ Khyber shikan
Par tawi dast-e-qudrat pay lākĥaun Salām
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
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26
Someone else has also said rightly:
‘Alī Ḥaydar! Tayrī shawkat tayrī ṣawlat kā kyā kehnā
Kay khuṭbaĥ pařĥ raĥā ĥay āj tak Khyber kā ĥar żarraĥ
,
ۡ
¸
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,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
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ۡ
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.
َ
. .
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.
َ
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-
َ
.
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.
‘Alī’s bravery is matchless
Bravery is the most distinctive characteristic of Amīr-ul-Mūminīn
Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā

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,

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,
ۡ
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.

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. The authenticity of
this characteristic has also been affirmed by the voice from the
unseen. It is narrated: Once Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

«.

,.
ۡ
,

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.

,
.

:
was
striking the unbelievers cutting them into pieces in a battle, a voice
called out from unseen,

ّ
ِ
َ
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ٰ
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َ
.
َ
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َ
و
ِ
ر.
َ
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ۡ
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ُ
ذ
ّ
`ِا
َ
,
ۡ
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َ
.
َ
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‘There is no
brave except ‘Alī and there is no sword except Żul-Fiqār.’ (Juz Al-Ḥasan
Bin ‘Arafa-tul-‘Abadī, pp. 62, Ḥadīš 38, Mākhūzan)
Ĥayn ‘Alī mushkil-kushā sāyaĥ kunā sar per mayray

ʋ

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.

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ۡ
,

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(Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, pp. 400)
Blessings of saliva and supplication of Mustafa Karīm
Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī
 

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,.
ۡ
,

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.

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.

,
.

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,
ۡ
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said, ‘My eyes
have never suffered from conjunctivitis (i.e. the inflammation of
the eyes) since I applied the blessed saliva of the Holy Prophet
,

.

.


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«
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¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

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ʄ

.
.’ (Musnad Imām Aḥmad Bin Ḥanbal, vol. 1, pp. 169, Ḥadīš 579)
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

:.
ۡ

«.

,.
ۡ
,

,

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«.ȹ..| 

.

,
.

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used to put on warm clothes in
summer and light clothes in winter. Upon asking why he would do
so, he replied that when the Holy Prophet

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,
applied
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27
the blessed saliva into my eyes through his mouth, he
,

.

.

,
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«
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,
¸
«

,

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.

also prayed for me: ‘

َ
ا
ّ
.
ُ
.
ۡ
.
َ
.
ۡ
,ِ:
ۡ
ذ
َ
ا
ّ
,
ُ
,
َ
د
ۡ َ
¸
ۡ

َ
و
ّ
¸
َ
ۡ

’ i.e. O Allah, may ‘Alī not
feel hot and cold weather! Since then neither do I feel cold nor hot.
(Ibn Mājaĥ, vol. 1, pp. 83, Ḥadīš 117)
Ijābat kā saĥrā ‘ināyat kā jořā
Dulĥan ban kay niklī Du’ā-e-Muhammad
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
Devotion of Maulā ‘Alī
Despite being very brave, Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
 

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,
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was free from the canker of arrogance, ostentation and self-
absorption, but he was embodiment of good conduct. As ‘Allāmaĥ
‘Alī Qārī
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,

.

ʋ 

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.


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,
has said, ‘Maulā ‘Alī

..

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.

,
.

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,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

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ۡ
,

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knocked
down an unbeliever in a fight and sat on his chest with an intention
to kill him. The opponent spat at him. Maulā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

:.
ۡ

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,.
ۡ
,

,

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.

,
.

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released him immediately and stood up. The opponent then asked
the reason and Maulā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

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ۡ
,

,

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.

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.

,
.

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said, ‘Your act of spitting
made me angry. Consequently, you could have been killed due to
contempt of me not of my religion. I therefore let you go.’ The
unbeliever was deeply moved by his conduct and became a Muslim.
(Mirqāt-ul-Mafātīḥ, vol. 7, pp. 16, Ḥadīš 3451)
Dear Islamic brothers! You must have noticed that the demonstration
of Sayyidunā ‘Alī’s conduct brought good fortune for a Jew who
acquired the magnificent wealth of Islam. Similarly, other Aslāf (the
predecessor) kept on weighing their good deeds lest it should not be
an act of ostentation. If they found a slight suspicion of interference
by their Nafs and Satan or hypocritical piety then they took
precautions immediately and at times they made it possible to
repeat that virtuous deed.
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28
Repeated Ṣalāĥ of 30 years
A saint
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,

.

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¸
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«

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,
offered his Ṣalāĥ for 30 years in the first row of a
Masjid. Once he did not find the place in the first row so he joined
the second row and began to feel ashamed that the people would
say, ‘Look! He has missed first row today.’ As soon as this thought
crossed his mind, he retained his senses and came to account for his
Nafs saying: ‘O Nafs! The Ṣalāĥ that I have been performing in the
first row for the last 30 years are just for showing off that now you
are ashamed of yourself?’ Therefore, he offered his 30 years’ Ṣalāĥ
again setting an outstanding example of humility and morality.
(Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 2, pp. 302)
May Allah

_

,

,

,

.
have mercy on him and forgive us for his without
accountability!

ۡ
_ِ .
َ
ۡ

ِ
ّ
ِ
_
ّ
.ا ِه.
َ
ِ
¸
ۡ
_ِ .
ٓ
ا
,
ّ
.
َ
.
َ
و ِِ <
ٰ
ا
َ
و ِ.
ۡ
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َ
-
َ
.
ُ ّ

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.
Day ḥusn-e-akhlāq kī dawlat
Kar day ‘aṭā ikhlāṣ kī na’mat
Mujĥ ko khazānaĥ day taqwā kā
Yā Allah! Mayrī jĥaulī bĥar day
(Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, pp. 109)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. .
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.
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÷
ٰ
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.
You are from me!
The Noble Prophet
,

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«

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.
has said about Maulā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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ۡ

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ۡ
,

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«.ȹ..| 

.

,
.

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, ‘

ۡ
ِ
ّ
_ِ .
َ
.
ۡ
.
َ
ا
ۡ
.ِ . .
َ
.
َ
ا
َ
و
َ
,
’ i.e. You are from me and I am from
you. (Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 5, pp. 399, Ḥadīš 3736)
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29
Ay ṭal’at-e-sheĥ! Ā, tujĥay Maulā kī qasam, ā
Ay ẓulmat-e-dil! Jā, tujĥay us rukh kā ḥalaf, jā
(Żauq-e-Na’at)
Meaning: O the light of the blessed countenance of Maulā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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, illuminate me all over for the sake of Allah

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,

,

,

.
!
O the darkness of my heart, go away from me for the sake of Maulā
‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

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,

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«.ȹ..| 

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!
,
ۡ
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,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
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ۡ
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. .
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÷
ٰ
َ
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َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

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.
You are my brother
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ Bin ‘Umar
.

.

,

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«.ȹ..| 

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ʝ

,
has narrated that the
Holy Prophet
,

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.
constituted the brotherhood in
Madīnaĥ among the Muĥājirīn and Anṣār
,

,

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,
. Maulā ‘Alī
,
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.

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came with tears rolling down his eyes and said,
‘O Prophet
,

.

.


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«
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|


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«

,

.

ʋ 

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æ| 

ʄ

.
! You have initiated the brotherhood
among the companions but why did you not make me brother of
anyone?’ The Holy Prophet
,

.

.

,
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«
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«

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said, ‘

َ
¸
ۡ
.
ّ

ۡ
ِ
_
ۡ
ِ _
َ
ا
َ
.
ۡ
.
َ
ا
َ
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ٰ ۡ

َ
و . ِة

i.e. you are my brother in the world as well as in the hereafter.
(Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 5, pp. 401, Ḥadīš 3741)
Explanation of Ḥadīš
The renowned exegetist of the Quran Shaykh Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān
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.


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«

,

..

.
has stated with regard to the above-mentioned Ḥadīš:
You are my first cousin and now according to ‘Aqd-e-Muwākhāt
(i.e. the act of brotherhood), I have made you my brother and you
are my brother in the world as well as in the hereafter.
«ˠȹ..|

¸
.

-

,.

.
_

,

,

,

.
! But point to be noted that despite this fact, Maulā ‘Alī

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,
.

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,
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never called out the Blessed Prophet
,

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,
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«

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.

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30
as his brother; instead, whenever he called him, he always called out
‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ’. Then how any Tom, Dick and Harry can have the
right to call by ‘brother’! (Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ, vol. 8, pp. 418)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. .
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.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
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.
‘Alī’s love for the Holy Prophet


Someone asked Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

«.

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ۡ
,

,

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,
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, ‘How much do
you love the Holy Prophet
,

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?’ He replied, ‘I swear
upon Allah

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,

,

.
! We love the Beloved Prophet
,

.

.

,
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«
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,
¸
«

,

.

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.
more
than our health and wealth, family and parents and even the cold
water that quenches our raging thirst.’ (Ash-Shifā, vol. 2, pp. 22)
The distinctive traits of ‘Alī
Sayyidunā ‘Abī Ṣāliḥ
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.


¸
æ|

«

~

,
narrated, ‘Once Sayyidunā Amīr
Mu’āwiyaĥ

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.

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ʝ

,
said to Sayyidunā Ḍirār
«

,

.

ʋ 

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.


¸
æ|

«

~

,
, ‘Please
state me the traits (i.e. distinguishing features) of Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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ۡ

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ۡ
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.

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.’ Sayyidunā Ḍirār
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,

.

ʋ 

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.


¸
æ| 

«

~

,
said, ‘One cannot
comprehend the gnosis (i.e. spiritual knowledge) that Sayyidunā
‘Alī
,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ

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ۡ
,

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«.ȹ..| 

.

,
.

:
would possess; he had an iron will in regard
with Allah’s matters and in supporting His religion; he spoke in a
decisive manner and he was at his best when he did justice. The
eminent personality of Maulā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
,¸ ,
.

:.
ۡ

«.

,.
ۡ
,

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..

«.ȹ..| 

.

,
.

:
was the
fountain of knowledge and wisdom. Whenever he spoke, his speech
was full of the pearls of wisdom; he stayed away from the world and
its matters; he was pleased to worship Allah

_

,

,

,

.
in the darkness of
night made him glad. By Allah

_

,

,

,

.
! He was very tearful, agile and
grieved. He accounted for his Nafs, liked coarse and thick clothes
and ate thick bread.
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31
By Allah

_

,

,

,

.
! Everyone was a bit afraid to talk to him. If we ever
went to meet him, he

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.

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.

æ|

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ʝ

,
always greeted us first with delight.
He

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.

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.

æ| 

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ʝ

,
answered our queries and accepted our invitation.
When he smiled, the blessed teeth looked as if they were a string of
white pearls. He

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..

.

_.

.

.

æ|

¸
ʝ

,
respected the pious, loved Masākīn, never
gave hope to any influential or affluent to fulfil their useless desires.
No vulnerable person went disappointed from his court; rather, he
was sure to have justice.
By Allah

_

,

,

,

.
! I witnessed when the night fell, he wept bitterly
holding his beard and writhed like a wounded. I heard him saying:
‘O world! Have you turned your face away from me or you are still
desirous of me? O you deceptive world! Go and mislead someone
else and leave me alone. I have divorced you three times and will
never reconcile with you again. Your age is too short, your comfort
is corrosive, and your losses are huge. Ah! The last journey is much
longer, the provisions are not enough, and the route is tortuous full
of danger.’
Having heard this much, Sayyidunā Amīr Mu’āwiyaĥ

«

..

.

_.

.

.

æ|

¸
ʝ

,
wept
so much so that his beard was drenched in tears and the people
present in there were also crying. Then he

«

..

.

_.

.

.

æ|

¸
ʝ

,
said: ‘May peace
be upon Abul Ḥasan (Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
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.

,
.

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,
ۡ
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.

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ۡ
,

,

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.

«.
)!
By Allah

_

,

,

,

.
! He was so as told.’ (‘Uyūn-ul-Ḥikāyat, pp. 25)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
.
Maulā ‘Alī is ‘Walī’ of the believers
Sayyidunā ‘Imrān Bin Ḥuṣayn

«

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.

_.

.

.

æ|

¸
ʝ

,
has said: The Holy Prophet
,

.

.

,
ٖ
«
¸
|

,
¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
said, ‘

ٍ
_ِ .
ۡ
ٔ
¸
ُ
.
ّ
ِ
ُ
¸
ّ
ِ
_
َ
و
َ
¸
ُ
:
َ
و
ُ
.
ۡ
.ِ . .
َ
.
َ
ا
َ
و
ۡ
ّ
ِ
_
ّ
ِ . .
ّ
¸ِ.
َ
.
ّ
نِا
’ (Meaning: ‘Alī is
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32
from me and I am from ‘Alī, and he is the Walī of every believer.)
(Tirmiżī, vol. 5, p. 498, Ḥadīš 3732)
Wāsiṭaĥ Nabiyaun kay Sarwar kā
Wāsiṭaĥ Ṣiddīq-o-‘Umar kā
Wāsiṭaĥ ‘Ušmān-o-Ḥaydar kā
Yā Allah! Mayrī jĥaulī bĥar day
(Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, pp. 107)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
. .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
What does ‘Walī’ refer here?
The renowned exegetist of the Quran Shaykh Muftī Aḥmad Yār
Khān
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.


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«

,

..

.
has stated that here ‘Walī’ does not mean caliph
but ‘friend’ or ‘helper’. As Allah

_

,

,

,

.
has said:
.
.
.
.
.
.¸ ·
.
,
·
,
·
´
·
.
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·
=
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.
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.
,

,
·
,
ۡ
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·
.
.
,
.
,
.
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ۡ
¡
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,
.
.
i· ·¸
·
.
.
.
ٰ
·
None is your friend but Allah and the Holy Prophet and the
true believers.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 6, Sūraĥ Al-Māidaĥ, Verse 55)
Here also ‘Walī’ means helper. The aforementioned part of the verse
has brought about two notions. Firstly, invoking ‘Yā ‘Alī Madad’ in
hardship is permissible to say because Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
ۡ
,¸ ,
.

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ۡ

|

«.

,.
ۡ
,

,

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..

.

«.ȹ..|

.

,
.

:

is the helper of all the true believers till the Day of Judgment.
Secondly, calling him ‘Maulā ‘Alī’ is also allowed as he is Walī and
Maulā of all the Muslims. (Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ, vol. 8, pp. 417)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
.
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33
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Excellence of love for Aĥl-e-Bayt
One day the Holy Prophet

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held the hands of Imām
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and said, ‘The one who keeps me as
friend and keeps them as friends as well and keeps their parents as
beloved, he will be with me on the Day of Judgment.’ (Musnad Aḥmad
Bin Ḥanbal, vol. 1, pp. 168, Ḥadīš 576)
Mustafa ‘izzat bařĥānay kay liye ta’ẓīm dayn
Ĥay buland iqbāl tayrā dūdmān
1
-e-Aĥl-e-Bayt
(Żauq-e-Na’at)
,
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Dear Islamic brothers! If one has developed the love of Aĥl-e-Bayt,
he will earn respect in this world as well as in the hereafter. He will be
fortunate enough to be near to the Beloved Prophet
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on the Judgment Day and he will be forgiven and absolved (from
his sins) for the sake of Aĥl-e-Bayt,
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Un daw kā ṣadqaĥ jin ko kaĥā mayray pĥūl ĥayn
Kī-jiye Razā ko Ḥashr mayn khandān mišāl-e-gul
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)

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Family
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

34
Explanation of Kalām-e-Razā: Yā Rasūlallāĥ
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both are my flowers
1
. For the sake of these heavenly
flowers, may Aḥmad Razā be blooming like a flower on the
Doomsday!
Excellence of Ḥaydar’s family
Once Imām Ḥasan and Ḥusayn
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fell ill. Amīr-ul-Mūminīn,
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vowed to observe fast
for three days for the recovery of both princes. Allah

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granted
both the princes cure and the votive fasts were observed. Sayyidunā
‘Alī
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brought three Ṣā’ (i.e. 160 gm less to 4 kg) of
barley. Each amount of Ṣā’ was cooked every day for three days.
When the time of Ifṭār (i.e. the time when Muslims break the fast)
neared and the bread was placed before three of them. One day a
Miskīn, second day an orphan and third day a prisoner knocked at
the door and bagged for food. All bread was given to the beggars all
three days and they had to break their fast with only water and
fasted the next day. (Khazāin-ul-‘Irfān, pp. 1073)
May Allah

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have mercy on them and forgive us for their sake
without holding us accountable!

ۡ
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Bĥūkay reĥ kay khud awron ko kĥilā daytay tĥay
Kaysay ṣābir tĥay Muhammad kay gĥarānay wālay

1
Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, Ḥadīš 3795
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

35
In the Holy Quran, Allah

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has described this faith-inspiring
incident of self-sacrifice belonging to the family of Amīr-ul-Mūminīn,
Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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And they feed, for love of Him, the poor, the orphan and the prisoner.
They say to them, ‘We feed you for only the pleasure of Allah. We desire
no recompense or thanks from you.’
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 29, Sūraĥ Ad-Daĥr, Verse 8-9)
He will turn your beard red with blood
Sayyidunā ‘Ammār Bin Yāsir
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has said: Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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(Ghazwaĥ Żil-
‘Ushayraĥ
1
), when the Holy Prophet
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said, ‘Shall I
not inform you about those two culprits who are the most notorious
amongst all?’ We said, ‘Why not, Yā Rasūlallāĥ
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replied, ‘The one (i.e. Qadār Bin
Sālif), from the people of Šamūd, who chopped the blessed legs of
the sacred she-camel of Sayyidunā Ṣāliḥ (
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) second is the one who will strike your head with
the sword turning your beard into red with the blood.’ (Musnad Imām
Aḥmad Bin Ḥanbal, vol. 6, pp. 365, Ḥadīš18349)

1
The troops were mobilized to fight this Ghazwaĥ against the unbelievers on 2 Ĥijrī,
but it did not take place. (Al-Mawāĥib-ul-Ladunniyyaĥ, vol. 1, pp. 174)
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

36
Jin kā Kawšar ĥay Jannat ĥay Allah kī
Jin kay khādim pay rāfat ĥay Allah kī
Dost per jin kay raḥmat ĥay Allah kī
Jin kay dushman pay la’nat ĥay Allah kī
Un sab aĥl-e-maḥabbat pay lākĥaun salām
,
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Conspiracy of three Khawārij against three companions
On page 76 of Sawāniḥ Karbalā [the 192-page publication of
Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ, a publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami],
‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Sayyid Muhammad Na’īmuddīn Murādābādī
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has stated: One of the most notorious from Khawārij,
named ‘Abdur Raḥman Ibn Muljam Murādī gathered Burak Bin
‘Abdullāĥ Tamīmī Khārijī and ‘Amr Bin Bukayr Tamīmī Khārijī in
Makkaĥ and reached an agreement to murder Amīr-ul-Mūminīn,
Sayyidunā ‘Alī, Sayyidunā Amīr Mu’āwiyaĥ Bin Abī Sufyān and
Sayyidunā ‘Amr Bin ‘Āṣ
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. Therefore, Ibn Muljam agreed
to murder Sayyidunā ‘Alī

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and a certain date was
decided.
Love affair brought misfortune for Ibn Muljam
It is stated in Al-Mustadrak: Ibn Muljam fell in an obsessive love with
a cruel Khārijī woman. For marriage, that cruel woman put forward
two demands of three thousand dirham as Maĥr (monetary dowry)
and that

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the murder of Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā ‘Alī
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. (Al-Mustadrak, vol. 4, pp. 121, Ḥadīš 4744)
Ibn Muljam reached Kufa and met the local Khawārij. When he to
let them know about his secret bad design they also saw eye to eye
with him.
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

37
Night of martyrdom
In that month of Ramadan (40 Ĥijrī) Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā
Alī
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had a routine of breaking his fast (Ifṭār) one
night at Sayyidunā Imām Ḥusayn, one night at Sayyidunā Imām
Ḥasan Mujtabā and one night at Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ Bin Ja’far
,

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. He would not eat more than three morsels (due to less
eating) and would say, ‘It feels good to meet Allah

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with an
empty stomach. At the night of martyrdom, he came out of his home
again and again, looking at the sky and said, ‘By Allah

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, I wasn’t
given false news; this is the very night I was promised.’ (It means he

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was already aware of his martyrdom.) (Sawāniḥ Karbalā,
pp. 76-77)
Assassination
It was the Friday night of 17 (or 19) Ramadan-ul-Mubārak 40 Hegira,
the reverend father of Ḥasanayn Karīmayn, Ḥaydar-e-Karrār,
Sahib-e-Żul-Fiqār Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā ‘Alī
,
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woke up (at dawn). The Muażżin approached and called,

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‘Aṣ-Ṣalāt, Aṣ-Ṣalāt!’ He

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headed for Masjid. While he was
on his way to Masjid calling the people for Ṣalāt-ul-Fajr, suddenly
the notorious and wicked Ibn Muljam attacked him in the dark and
a fatal stroke of his sword slashed his forehead till the temple and
the sharp edge hurt the brain. In the meantime, people rushed
towards the cursed Khārijī and caught him. After two days of this
awful tragedy, Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā Alī

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passed away a martyr. (Tārīkh-ul-Khulafā, pp. 139)
May Allah

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,

,

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have mercy on him and forgive us for his sake
without any accountability!

ۡ
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Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

38
Pieces of Ibn Muljam’s corpse were burnt to ashes
Sayyidunā Imām Ḥasan, Sayyidunā Imām Ḥusayn and Sayyidunā
‘Abdullāĥ Bin Ja’far
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bathed him (
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led the funeral Ṣalāĥ
and he was buried in Dār-ul-Imārat Kufa at night. The people cut the
damned Ibn Muljam’s body into pieces and put them in a basket
that was set on fire. He was then burnt to ashes. (ibid)
Blood-curdling parable of the punishment of ‘Alī’s
murderer after his death
It is stated on page 199 of Ghībat kī Tabāĥ Kāriyān which is a
chapter of Faizān-e-Sunnat, volume 2 [the 505-page publication of
Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ, the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami]:
‘Iṣmaĥ Abbādānī said: I was wandering in a jungle, when I came
across a church. Nearby was a pastor’s monastery. When I saw the
pastor inside the monastery, I asked him to tell me about the strangest
thing he had seen in this (deserted) place. So he said: ‘Once I saw a
monstrous white bird here, which resembled an ostrich. It sat on a
stone and vomited. First it spewed out a human’s head, and then it
spewed out other body parts. It continuously kept vomiting and
every time different body parts barfed out and with lightening speed
these parts joined together to form a full man. As the man started to
stand up, the monstrous bird pecked on the man, cut him again into
pieces and ate him back. That horrifying sequence continued for
several days. My belief strengthened in God’s powers after witnessing
that incident, that surely God Almighty has the powers to give death
and then bring us back to life.
One day, I drew my attention towards the gigantic bird and asked
it, ‘For the sake of the One Who gave you life! This time when this
human is formed, leave him alone so I can ask him about his action.
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39
The bird replied in fluent Arabic, ‘My Rab is the only Sovereign and
He is Eternal, everything else is mortal. I am an angel designated to
continuously punish him for his sin.’
Next time, when the human was formed, I asked him, ‘O human,
who has wronged his soul! Who are you and what is your story?’ He
replied, ‘I am ‘Abdur Raḥmān Ibn Muljim, the murderer of Sayyidunā
Alī (

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). After I died, my soul went in front of
Allah

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, I was given my Book of Deeds. All my actions – good or
evil – were recorded in it from my birth to the martyrdom of
Sayyidunā ‘Alī (
 

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). Then Allah

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ordered this
angel to punish me till the Day of Judgment.’ The man did not say
anything after this, and the monstrous bird pecked at him, swallowed
him and left.’ (Sharḥ-uṣ-Ṣudūr, pp. 17)
Terrible fate of hankering after lust
Dear Islamic brothers! You have just read that the murderer of
Maulā ‘Alī
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who was an astray and irreligious
Khārijī eventually met a terrible fate! Why that unfortunate person
got convinced to commit such a deadly sin – as mentioned earlier
that he was in love with a Khārijī woman. His beloved was agreed to
marry him on condition of the murder of Maulā ‘Alī. Alas! In the
worldly love of a human, Ibn Muljam got blind and he martyred
such an eminent personality Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā ‘Alī-ul-
Murtaḍā
,
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. Not to speak of marrying that ill-
disposed woman, this wicked person was punished in a way that
people caught him and sliced him into pieces, put the pieces in a
basket and set fire; in few seconds he burnt to ashes.
Further, you have just read about the severe torment which he will
continue to suffer after death till the Doomsday. This doomed
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40
person neither got anything here nor hereafter. Sayyidunā Abū
Dardā

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has rightly said, ‘Following the sexual desire for
few seconds causes long sufferings.’ (Az-Zuĥd-ul-Kabīr lil-Bayĥaqī, pp. 157,
Ḥadīš 344)
Eminence of the Prophet’s companions
The companion Sayyidunā Abū Sa’īd Khudrī

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has narrated
that the Holy Prophet
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has said, ‘Do not speak ill of
my companions because if anyone from you gave gold in charity
equal to Uḥud mountain, he would not be able to get reward as they
are rewarded on their 1⅓ kilo alms or half of it.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 2,
pp. 522, Ḥadīš 3673)
Jitnay tāray ĥayn us charkh-e-żī-jāĥ kay
Jis qadar māĥ pāray ĥayn us māĥ kay
Jā-nashīn ĥayn jo mard-e-ḥaq āgāĥ kay
Aur jitnay ĥayn shaĥzāday us Shāĥ kay
Un sab aĥl-e-makānat pay lākĥaun salām
Renowned exegetist of the Quran Shaykh Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān
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, with reference to the abovementioned Ḥadīš has stated
that 4 ‘Mud’ is equal to 1 ‘Ṣā’ and 1 Ṣā’ is equal to 4¼ Sèr then 1 Mud
is equal to 1
1
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16
Sèr (991gm) that is to say: ‘My companion gives away
(991 gm) barley in charity whereas any other Muslim whether he is
a Ghauš or a Quṭb or a common Muslim gives away mountainous
gold, his gold cannot compete the companion’s 991gm barley in
acceptance and being closer to Allah

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,

,

.
and so is the case with
Ṣalāĥ, fasting and all other ‘Ibādaĥ. It is just like 2 Rak’āt Ṣalāĥ
performed in Masjid-un-Nabawī is equal to 50,000 Ṣalāĥ performed
at other places.
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41
Now just imagine about those who were blessed with the company
of the Beloved Prophet
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and feasted their eyes with
the divine sight of Mustafa Karīm
 

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then how about
the level of their ‘Ibādaĥ! Of course incomparable with a layman!
Consequently, this Ḥadīš teaches us of honourable mention of
Ṣaḥābaĥ. Never talk about any companions with less respect. These
special people were chosen by Allah

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,

,

.
for the blessed company
of His Beloved and Blessed Prophet
,

.

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. A kind hearted
father never let his son to keep bad company, then how the most
Gracious and Merciful Rab

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would like His Beloved Prophet
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to keep bad companions!
Rasūlullāĥ ṭayyib un kay sab sātĥī bĥī Ṭāĥir ĥayn
Chunīdaĥ baĥr-e-pākān Ḥaḍrat-e-Fārūq-e-A’ẓam ĥayn
(Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ, vol. 8, pp. 335)
Keep associated with Madanī environment
Dear Islamic brothers! The privilege of intense devotion, love and
respect for the blessed companions and the esteemed descendents
of the Holy Prophet
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to be and to make other grow fonder of the blessed companions
and the esteemed descendents
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and to find the special
benevolence of the saints, keep on strengthening your ties with
‘Madanī Ambience’ of Dawat-e-Islami which is in fact an effective
source to bring you success in both the worlds.
Such an evergreen religious companionship helps you to get rid of
the state of misfortune or afflictions caused by unorganised religious
belief and bad deeds as well as it makes up your mind to be stuck to
eternal truth. In order to make you intrigued, an enticing and faith-
refreshing Madanī parable is presented:
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Repentance from corrupt beliefs
An Islamic brother from Latifabad, Hyderabad (Bāb-ul-Islam, Sindh)
has stated: Due to some people’s company, my frame of mind was
spoilt and I began to raise objection to Mīlād and Niyāz for three
years. Before, I was very fond of reciting Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī but due
to wrong people’s gathering, my passion for Durūd-e-Pāk just died
out. Once I happened to read about the excellence of Ṣalāt-‘Alan-
Nabī which restored my passion for Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī and then I
bounded myself to recite it in abundance. Once in the night, reciting
Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī, I fell asleep and in my dream I saw the green dome
and suddenly I called out;
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In the next morning, I felt restless in my heart thinking only of what
the right path was! Coincidently, for dissemination of the Sunnaĥ, a
Madanī Qāfilaĥ of Prophet’s devotees belonging to Dawat-e-Islami
was staying at a nearby Masjid and someone invited me to join the
Madanī Qāfilaĥ. Since I was confused, I accepted the invitation and
became a traveller of Madanī Qāfilaĥ with the intention of finding
out the truth. I was wearing white ‘Imāmaĥ (turban) whereas others
were wearing green ‘Imāmaĥ, but no one criticised nor were they
being sarcastic during my travelling and I didn’t even feel myself
stranger among them. The head of Qāfilaĥ introduced Madanī
In’āmāt and suggested me to make it as routine. I studied Madanī
In’āmāt and was surprised to have such wonderful Madanī pearls of
training I had ever had.
As a result of keeping company of Prophet’s devotees and the good
grace of Madanī In’āmāt, I got the blessing of Allah

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all travellers of Madanī Qāfilaĥ to bear witness and proclaimed that
I was heretic (Bad-‘Aqīdaĥ) till the previous day but then I did
penance and intended to be affiliated with Madanī environment of
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Dawat-e-Islami. All Islamic brothers were glad and the following
day I offered Īṣāl-e-Šawāb on sweets of Rs. 30 in the name of
Sayyidunā Ghauš-e-A’ẓam Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir Jīlānī
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the blessings of Madanī Qāfilaĥ, I did not have any asthma attack
and I was then also able to chew my meal using the same painful
jaw without any problem. My heart bears witness that the religious
belief of Aĥl-us-Sunnaĥ is true and I am prepossessed that the
purified Madanī environment of Dawat-e-Islami is favoured by
Allah

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Cĥāye gar Shayṭanat, to karayn dayr mat
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Ṣuḥbat-e-bad mayn pař, kar ‘aqīdaĥ bigař
Gar gayā ĥo chalayn, Qāfilay mayn chalo

Questions & Answers about
‘Seeking help from other than Allah’
Islamic brothers! Some people fall prey to the suspicions in respect
of seeking help from other than Allah. In this regard, some questions
and answers are presented with good intentions so as to reap the
reward of making such people understand. So read it thrice if you
feel less satisfied in first time to have ‘Inshirāḥ-e-Ṣadr’ i.e. perfectly
understood;
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it will be fully apprehensible to give
immense satisfaction of heart and dispel any doubts.
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How about calling Sayyidunā Alī as Mushkil-Kushā
Question 1: How is it to consider Maulā Alī

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Answer: Mushkil-Kushā means the one who solves problems and
helps in difficulties. There is no doubt that verily Allah

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is
Mushkil-Kushā but by His Grace, Prophets, Ṣaḥābaĥ and Auliyā
even a layman can be a Mushkil-Kushā, a typical example of such
helpers are the small billboards with ‘Madadgār Police Phone No.
15’ in throughout Pakistan. Everyone knows that police is the most
resourceful and an able body to save the public from culprits, heists,
danger of enemies and in other law & order situations. The
companions
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called Anṣār which means
the helper. There are numerous examples can be given in this regard.
Consequently, when police being a helper, a social worker being a
supporter, a watchman being a guard and a judge can be a provider
of justice then why Maulā Alī
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Keĥ day koī gĥayrā ĥay balāon nay Ḥasan ko
Ay Shayr-e-Khudā baĥr-e-madad tīgh-e-bakaf jā
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How about saying ‘Maulā Alī’?
Question 2: Maulānā, excuse me please! You have just said ‘Maulā
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is literary the ‘Maulā’. However,
figuratively there is no harm in saying someone ‘Maulā’. Nowadays
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the Islamic scholars and every bearded face is called ‘Maulānā’.
Have you ever looked up the meaning of Maulānā? If not, then
please let you know that it means ‘our Maulā’. Look! The word
‘Maulānā’ has also been used in your question. When we do not
have any evil whisper in calling a layman ‘Maulānā’ which means
‘our Maulā’ then why we have evil whisper (Waswasaĥ) in saying
‘Maulā ‘Alī’! Just recite
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and make Satan flee
away; please rest assured that there is no harm in saying ‘Maulā
‘Alī’. The explanation of ‘Maulā’ for Sayyidunā Alī-ul-Murtaḍā

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have immense pleasure of love for Alī.
He of whom I am Maulā, of him ‘Alī is also Maulā!
The Prophet of Raḥmaĥ, the Intercessor of Ummaĥ
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ه ‘He of whom I am Maulā, of him ‘Alī
is also Maulā.’ (Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 5, pp. 398, Ḥadīš 3733)
The meanings of ‘Maulā’
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has stated according to forgoing Ḥadīš: There are several meanings
of Maulā – for example, friend, helper, a freed slave, the one who
frees a slave. In this Ḥadīš, the word Maulā does not imply caliph or
king but it implies friend and ally or in other words a ‘helper’. In
fact, Sayyidunā Alī-ul-Murtaḍā
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called ‘Maulā Alī’. (Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ, vol. 8, pp. 425)
In the Holy Quran, the angel Jibrīl-e-Amīn and pious Muslims are
called as ‘Maulā’. Allah

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Then indeed Allah is their Supporter, and Jibrīl and the virtuous
believers are also aides.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 28, Sūraĥ At-Taḥrīm, Verse 4)
Kaĥā jis ne Yā Ghauš aghišnī to dam mayn
Ĥar āyī muṣībat ṫalī Ghauš-e-A’ẓam
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The meanings of ‘Maulā’ interpreted by the renowned
exegetists
Question 3: You have written the meaning of Maulā as a helper, do
other exegetists agree to it?
Answer: Why not! References from several books of exegesis (Tafāsīr)
can be quoted as an example. In the following six books of exegesis,
the meanings of Maulā as mentioned in the above verse are Walī
(friend) and Nāṣir (helper):
i. Tafsīr Ṭabarī, Volume 12, Page 154
ii. Tafsīr Qurṭubī, Volume 18, Page 143
iii. Tafsīr Kabīr, Volume 10, Page 570
iv. Tafsīr Baghwī, Volume 4, Page 337
v. Tafsīr Khāzin, Volume 4, Page 286
vi. Tafsīr Nasfī, Page 1257
In addition, following are the names of 4 books in which the meaning
of the word ‘Maulā’ has been given ‘Nāṣir’ i.e. a helper: (i) Tafsīr
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Jalālayn, Page 465 (ii) Tafsīr Rūḥ-ul-Ma’ānī, Volume 28, Page 481
(iii) Tafsīr Bayḍāwī, Volume 5, Page 365 (iv) Tafsīr Abī Su’ūd,
Volume 5, Page 738.
Yā Khudā baĥr-e-janāb-e-Mustafa imdād kun
Yā Rasūlallāĥ az baĥr-e-Khudā imdād kun
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
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Question 4: It is included in the Sūraĥ Al-Fātiḥaĥ; ‘

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’ i.e.
and from You alone we seek help. As a consequence, is it Shirk to
seek help from others?
Answer: In aforesaid portion of the verse, help is meant to be literal
help i.e. it is being earnestly supplicated in the court of Almighty
Allah

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having considered Him as the Creator: ‘O Rab! From
You alone we seek help.’ As far as asking help from human being is
concerned, this is just to have known as the connection of divine
favour. As it is said in Sūraĥ Yūsuf, Part 12, Verse 40:
Here is no Holy Order but of Allah.
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Then we take Ḥakām as Ḥakam – the decision maker, and we claim
the ownership on our belongings. The portion of verse implies that
actual Ḥakam and the actual ownership but for the bondmen with
His bestowal. (Jā Al-Ḥaq, pp. 215) At many places the Holy Quran
declares the people as helpers other than Allah. In this context, 4
verses are as under:
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 1, Sūraĥ Al-Baqaraĥ, Verse 45)
Is patience itself Allah with which it is ordered to seek help? Is Ṣalāĥ
itself Allah with which it is ordered to get help from? In the second
verse, it is stated:
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 6, Sūraĥ Al-Māidaĥ, Verse 2)
If seeking help from other than Allah is strictly prohibited then what
is the following verse meant for?
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and the believers who establish the Ṣalāĥ and pay the charity, and are
bowed down before Allah.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 6, Sūraĥ Al-Māidaĥ, Verse 55)
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 10, Sūraĥ At-Taubaĥ, Verse 71)
This blessed verse has been interpreted as follows: And they have
religious affection reciprocally and are helper and friends of one
another. (Khazāin-ul-‘Irfān, Part 10, Sūraĥ At-Taubaĥ, Verse 71)
According to true Islamic belief, if someone seeks help from the
Anbiyā Kirām and Auliyā Kirām in the mistaken belief that they are
responsible for all profit and loss without the will of Allah

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it is indeed Shirk. On the other hand, if someone having a strong
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is the Real Helper and the Owner of profit
and loss, seeks help from someone (being merely potential helper
due to blessings and divine favour) then it is not at all Shirk. And
this is our very religious belief.
Anyways, the portion of the verse of Sūraĥ Al-Fātiḥaĥ (

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i.e. and from You alone we seek help) is true but to hell with Satan
because he instils the evil thought into the heart and create
misapprehensions.
Just ponder over the verse in which it is definitely forbidden to seek
help other than Allah without specifically mentioned about dead or
alive. The obvious and literal meaning interpreted and understood
by those with evil thought, regardless of others, even they themselves
cannot help committing Shirk. For instance, there is a heavy bundle
lying on the ground and one is helpless to lift it alone; calling
someone for help and said, ‘Please help me in lifting this burden so
that I could put it on my head.’ As per the same evil thought, is it
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not Shirk? Of course it is! Thousands of such examples can be given,
thus, there are numerous scenes around us of a range of facilities
offered by society – help from other than Allah! For instance
‘ ق.
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‘mutual support’! It includes Ṣadaqaĥ and charity, Fiṭraĥ and
Zakāĥ, donations to Masjid and Madāris, demands of the skins of
slaughtered animals, social welfare organizations, etc. etc., all such
stand for only help, give assistance; be of service or improve the
condition of others through aid.
Furthermore, there are courts of law to help the suppressed, hospitals
are for help of patients, police are for the interior safety of public,
whereas army secures form the exterior foes, parents are required to
foster children while schools are needed for their education, in short,
in every walks of life, help and support are required by Ghayrullāĥ
(other than Allah) but even after death, the funeral and burial is not
possible without the help of someone other than Allah. Nevertheless,
help is still needed through Īṣāl-e-Šawāb until the Judgement Day
and on even the Last Day, an unavoidable help is most wanted that
is the intercession of our Beloved Prophet
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Āj lay un kī panāĥ āj madad māng un say
Pĥir na mānayn gey qiyāmat mayn agar mān gayā!
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)

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Persuasion of seeking help from other than Allah in Aḥādīš
Question 5: Please narrate some Aḥādīš on persuasion to seek help
from other than Allah!
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Answer: As for incentive of seeking help from other than Allah,
there are two sayings of Mustafa Karīm
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1. Ask the kind-hearted people of my Ummaĥ for your needs and
you will get Rizq (sustenance). (Al-Jāmi’-uṣ-Ṣaghīr lis-Suyūṭī, pp. 72,
Ḥadīš 1106)
2. Ask the people having beautiful faces for your needs and
goodness. (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Kabīr lil-Ṭabarānī, vol. 11, pp. 67, Ḥadīš 11110)
Allah

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has said, ‘Ask of my kind-hearted bondmen so you will
get comfort and live peacefully under their shade for I have kept my
blessings hidden in them. (Musnad-ush-Shaĥāb, vol. 1, pp. 406, Ḥadīš 700)
Vision restored to a blind
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,
has narrated that a blind
companion presented before the Beloved Prophet
,

.

.

,
ٖ
«
¸
|

,
¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.

and said, ‘Please pray to Allah

_

,

,

,

.
for my relief!’ The Holy Prophet

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,
said, ‘If you want I can pray for you and if you just
be patient, it would be better for you.’ The companion requested for
Du’ā. He was then instructed to make Wuḍū properly and perform
two Rak’āt Ṣalāĥ then recite this Du’ā:

ۡ
ّ
ِ
_ِا
ّ
,
ُ
,
ّ
.
َ
ا
َ
,
ُ
.
َ
:
ۡ
.
َ
ا
َ
ا
َ
و
ُ
_
ّ
.
َ
¸
َ
.
َ
ا
َ
,
ۡ
َ
,ِا
ُ
.
ّ
,
َ
¸
َ
.
َ
,
ِ
ّ
¸
ِ
,
َ
.
ِ
,
ِ
ّ
ِ
_
ّ
.
ٍ
.
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
َ
ۡ
>
ّ
¸ا ِ.
ط

َ
, .
ُ
.
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
*

ۡ
ّ
ِ
_ِا
ۡ
,
ّ
,
َ
¸
َ
.
ۡ
ّ
ِ
_
ِ
ر
ٰ
Ǔِا
َ
,
ِ
,
ُ
.
ۡ
ِ
_
ۡ
ِ
_
َ
,.
َ
- ِهِ .
ٰ
:
ٰ
_
ۡ
:
ُ
ِ .
ۡ
ِ
Ǔ
ط

ُ
,
ّ
.
َ
ا
ُ
.
ۡ
-
ّ
ِ
.
َ
.
َ
.
ّ
,
ّ
ِ
_
ط

*
During the invocation of this Du’ā, you have to say (

ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,.

ʋ

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
,

.

.

,
)

َ
, .
ّ

َ
ل
ۡ
¸
ُ
.
َ
ر

instead of saying (

ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,.

ʋ

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
,

.

.

,
)
َ
, . .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷ . For reasons, please read Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ,
volume 30 and booklet, Tajallī-ul-Yaqīn, page 156.
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52
(O Allah! I implore You and put up a Wasīlaĥ (intermediary) and am
heedful of You by means of your Prophet who is the blessed Prophet.
Yā Muhammad! I am attentive toward my Rab for my needs to be
satisfied by the Wasīlaĥ of my Blessed Prophet. O Allah! Accede his
intercession in my favour.)
Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Bin Ḥunayf

«

..

.

_.

.

æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
said, ‘Before Allah (

_

,

,

,

.
)
I swear! We were having conversation and could not even part that
he (

«

..

.

_.

.

.

æ|

¸
ʝ

,
) came to us and he looked as if he had never got blind!’
(Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 685; Ibn Mājaĥ, vol. 2, pp. 156, Ḥadīš 1385)
Du’ā made invoking ‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ’ was granted!
Dear Islamic brothers! This sacred Ḥadīš proves the approval to call
‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ’ by far because that companion called ‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ’
in a whispering voice. As a matter of fact, this permission was not
specific to that ‘blind companion’ but after the apparent passing of
the Holy Prophet
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|

,
¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
till the day of reckoning, its
blessings (Barakaĥ) exist. This Du’ā was then told by the same
companion Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Bin Ḥunayf

«

..

.

_.

.

æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
to one of
needy individuals during the time of the Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Bin
‘Affān

«

..

.

_.

.

æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
.
It is stated in Ṭabarānī: A person was needy and came up to Sayyidunā
‘Ušmān Bin Ḥunayf

«

..

.

_.

.

æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
. The latter asked the former to offer
2 Rak’āt Ṣalāĥ after Wuḍū and then make this Du’ā (the same as
mentioned earlier) and advised him to mention his need replacing
the last word
ۡ
ِ
_
َ
,.
َ
- (Ḥājatī). The person left and did the same as he
was instructed and his need was satisfied. (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Kabīr, vol. 9,
pp. 30, Ḥadīš 8311 Mulakhkhaṣan)
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53
Holy Prophet

helped after demise
Sayyidunā Imām Ibn Abī Shaybaĥ
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.


¸
æ| 

«

~

,
, the respected teacher
of Sayyidunā Imām Bukhārī
_
¸
,.

,.
ۡ

¸
«.ȹ..| 

«

..

.

,
¸
«.

,

..

.
has said: Once there was
drought during the time of Sayyidunā Fārūq A’ẓam

«

..

.

_.

.

æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
. A
person visited the holy shrine of the Noble Prophet
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.

and said, ‘Yā Rasūlallāĥ
 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ
! Pray for rain as people are
starving to death.’ The Blessed Prophet
,

.

.

,
ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
appeared in
his dream and said, ‘Convey my Salām to ‘Umar and inform him
that the rain will fall.’ (Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybaĥ, vol. 7, pp. 482, Ḥadīš 35,
Mukhtaṣaran)
That person was the companion Sayyidunā Bilāl Bin Ḥāriš

«

..

.

_.

.

.

æ|

¸
ʝ

,
.
Sayyidunā Imām Ibn Ḥajar ‘Asqalānī

ۡ
,.

..|

ہ

,
.
¸
.

_

¸
,.

· ¸ _|

,
said, ‘This is narrated
by Imām Ibn Abī Shaybaĥ
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.


¸
æ| 

«

~

,
with the right authorities.
(Fatḥ-ul-Bārī, vol. 3, pp. 430, Taḥt Al-Ḥadīš 1010)
Gham-o-ālām kā mārā ĥūn Āqā bay-saĥārā ĥūn
Mayrī āsān ĥo ĥar aik mushkil Yā Rasūlallāĥ!
(Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, pp. 134)

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. ,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ
Jا .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
.
O Allah’s servants! Help me!
Question 6: If someone is lost in wilderness, how to get rid of it?
Answer: He should present himself in the court of Allah

_

,

,

,

.
and
pray to Him most humbly, in fact, He

_

,

,

,

.
is the One Who satisfies
our needs, and He

_

,

,

,

.
is a Mushkil-Kushā. Further, act upon the
true teachings of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.

properly. Following are the teachings for such occasion: ‘The Holy
Prophet
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
has said that when someone among you
loses something or is lost somewhere and wants help at the place
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

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where he finds no one to support, he should then call out loudly:


َ
, .
َ
د.
َ
,ِ .
ۡ
¸
ُ
:
ۡ
¸ِ .
َ
ا ِ
ّ

ۡ
ِ
_
ۡ
ِ
_
ۡ
¸
ُ
:
ۡ
¸ِ .
َ
ا ِ
ّ

َ
د.
َ
,ِ . .
َ
,
’ (O Allah’s servants! Help me!)
(Al-Mu’jam-ul-Kabīr, vol. 17, pp. 117, Ḥadīš 290) There are some servants of
Allah

_

,

,

,

.
who he cannot see. Sayyidunā Mullā ‘Alī Qārī
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.


¸
æ| 

«

~

,

has written as per the forgoing Ḥadīš: Some reliable Islamic scholars
have said that this Ḥadīš is Ḥasan and the travellers often require it
while the Mashāikh Kirām

«.ȹ..| 

,

,

¸
~

, . .

,

.
narrate that this act is
proven. (Mirqāt-ul-Mafātīḥ, vol. 5, pp. 295)
If a pet animal flees away in jungle then...
The Prophet of Raḥmaĥ, the Intercessor of Ummaĥ
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.

has said, ‘If someone’s pet animal flees away in wilderness then call
out this way: ِ
ّ

َ
د.
َ
,ِ . .
َ
, ! ا
ۡ
¸
ُ
.
ِ
,
ۡ
-ِا ِ
ّ

َ
د.
َ
,ِ . .
َ
, ! ا
ۡ
¸
ُ
.
ِ
,
ۡ
-ِا i.e. O Allah’s
servants, stop it! O Allah’s servants, stop it!) There are some servants
of Allah to stop and who will surely stop it. (Musnad Abī Ya’lā, vol. 4,
pp. 438, Ḥadīš 5247)
When the respected teacher’s ride fled away!
The exegete of Muslim, Sayyidunā Imām Nawavī
_¸ ,.

..
ۡ

¸
«.ȹ..| 

«

..

.


¸
«

,

..

.
has
said, ‘One of my respected teachers who was a renowned scholar,
once their ride ran away in the desert, he knew about the same Ḥadīš,
so he said these sentences loudly: ا
ۡ
¸
ُ
.
ِ
,
ۡ
-ِا ِ
ّ

َ
د.
َ
,ِ . .
َ
, i.e. O Allah’s
servants, stop it! And Allah

_

,

,

,

.
stopped his animal at the same
time. (Al-Ażkār, pp. 181)
Āp jaysā Pīr ĥotay kyā gharaz dar dar pĥirūn
Āp say sab kucĥ milā Yā Ghauš-e-A’ẓam dast-gīr
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
.
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55
Who are meant by ‘Allah’s servant’?
Question 7: It has been urged to ask help from Allah’s servants in
the wilderness. Who people are contextually meant by the ‘servants
of Allah’?
Answer: Sayyidunā Mullā ‘Alī Qārī
_
¸
,.

,.
ۡ

¸
«.ȹ..| 

«

..

.

,
¸
«.

,

..

.
has written on
page 254 of Al-Ḥirz-uš-Šamīn, an exegesis of Ḥiṣn-e-Ḥaṣīn: ‘The
contextual meaning of Allah’s servants are the angels or Muslim
jinns or Rijāl-ul-Ghayb i.e. Abdāl.
Bay yār-o-madadgār jinĥayn koī na pūcĥay
Aysaun kā tujĥay yār-o-madadgār banāyā
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
.
Why to ask help from the dead?
Question 8: It is acceptable that the alive can help each other and
calling the people for help in jungle can make sense as nowadays a
police mobile can reach sometimes to rescue in the jungle unlike
the Ḥadīš doesn’t mean police. However help can be received from
police or even calling someone for help through a cellular phone,
but how can we call someone for help who is already dead?
Answer: Do not call for help the one who really is ‘dead’. But the
Prophets
.

,.

..| 

,¸ ,.

,

..

.
and the Auliyā Allah (

_.

..

«.ȹ..| 

,

,

¸
~

,
) are still alive
even after their temporal transfer. We, therefore, call the people for
help who are more alive than dead. These special people stay alive
after their worldly death; read some strong arguments as follows:
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

56
The Prophets
م
َ
:
ّ

َ
و
ُ
ة¸
ٰ
.
ّ

ُ
,
ِ
,
ۡ
¸
َ
.
َ
.
are alive
The Prophets
.

,.

..| 

,¸ ,.

,

..

.
are besieged by death just for an instant then
immediately they are bestowed the life same as before death in the
world. The life of Prophets
.

,.

..| 

,¸ ,.

,

..

.
(in grave) is spiritual, corporal
and worldly. They (in their grave) are as alive as they were in the
world. (Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ, vol. 29, pp. 545)
The Beloved Prophet
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|

,
¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
has stated:

ّ
نِا
َ
ّ

َ
َ
_
َ
م
ّ
¸
َ
-
َ
ۡ
`ا ¸
ۡ
ٔ

َ
.
ۡ
ن
َ
ا ِ ض
َُ
¸
ۡ
.
َ
ۡ

َ
د.
َ
.
ۡ
,
َ
ا
َ
¸
ِ
, ِء.
ّ
ِ
_
َ
.
َ
. ِ
ّ

ّ
َ
_
ّ
,
ۡ
¸
ُ
ق
َ
ز
Meaning: The soil has been prohibited by Allah (

_

,

,

,

.
) to consume
the bodies of the Prophets (
.

,.

..| 

,¸ ,.

,

..

.
). The Prophets of Allah stay
alive (after their death) and they are provided Rizq (food). (Ibn Mājaĥ,
vol. 2, pp. 291, Ḥadīš 1637)
It is also proved by Ṣaḥīḥ Aḥādīš that they perform Hajj and offer
Ṣalāĥ in their shrines. Sayyidunā Anas

_.

.

æ| 

¸
ʝ

,

«

..

.
narrated that the
Holy Prophet
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
has said, ‘
ُ
ء.
َ
¸
ِ
,
ۡ
.
َ ۡ
`
َ
ا
َ
¸
ۡ
-
َ
ا
ِ
_
ٌ
ء.
ۡ
¸
ُ
,
ُ
.
ۡ
,ِ:
ِ
ر
ُ
,
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
.
َ
ن ’
i.e. the Prophets are alive in their graves and offer Ṣalāĥ. (Musnad Abī
Ya’lā, vol. 3, pp. 216, Ḥadīš 3412) Sayyidunā Imām Munāwī
_¸ ,.

..
ۡ

¸
«.ȹ..| 

«

..

.


¸
«

,

..

.

has stated that it is a Ṣaḥīḥ Ḥadīš. (Fayḍ-ul-Qadīr, vol. 3, pp. 239)
The Islamic scholars have said that sometimes a human is not
Mukallaf (bound) however he performs deeds in order to enjoy
himself same as the offering Ṣalāĥ by the Prophets in their blessed
graves despite the fact that (the world is the only house of act) the
Hereafter is not at all a house of virtuous act.
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57
Sayyidunā Mūsā

َ
. م
َ
:
ّ
.ا ِ.
ۡ
¸
َ
.
was offering Ṣalāĥ in his shrine
Sayyidunā Anas

«

..

.

_.

.

æ| 

¸
ʝ

,
has narrated that Beloved Prophet has
,

.

.


ٖ
«
¸
|


¸
«

,

.

ʋ 

_.

.

æ| 

ʄ

.
said, ‘In the night of ascension, when we went past
Sayyidunā Mūsā (

..

. .

,.

..| 
¸
«.

,
) he was offering Ṣalāĥ near by a red
mound in his grave. (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, pp. 1293, Ḥadīš 2374)
Anbiyā ko bĥī ajal ānī ĥay
Magar aysī kay faqaṭ “Ānī” ĥay
Pĥir usī ān kay ba’d un kī ḥayāt
Mišl-e-sābiq woĥī jismānī ĥay
Rūḥ to sab kī ĥay zindaĥ un kā
Jism-e-pur-nūr bĥī rūḥānī ĥay
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
.
The Auliyā of Allah are also alive
It is proved by the Holy Quran that Auliyā Allah are alive, neither
call nor consider them dead. Allah

_

,

,

,

.
has said in the Holy Quran:

.
, ·
.

ۡ
¸
·
:
.
s ·
ۡ
¸
·
i
ۡ
_
.
.¸i
·
_
.
:
ۡ
:
·
.
¡
ۡ
_
¸

¸
_
ۡ
¸
¸
,
.
.

¸
=
ٰ
.
..·
-

.
¸
ۡ
.
.
·  
ۡ
_
.
,
-
.\
.
¸
ۡ
-
.
·
.
.
,
ۡ
_
¸
e
ٰ
·
.
.

·
-
ۡ
z
.
. .
.
_
ۡ
,
·
¸ , ¸¡¸ ¸
And do not utter regarding those who are slain in Allah’s cause as
dead; in fact they are alive, but it is you who are unaware.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 2, Sūraĥ Al-Baqaraĥ, Verse 154)
The renowned exegetist Shaykh Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān
_.

..

-.

«

..

.


¸
«

,

..

.

has written: ‘When they are alive, getting help from them became
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58
(also) permissive. The list also includes the names of those individuals
who were slain with the sword of Allah’s love, which is why,
according to a Ḥadīš, the one whose death caused by drowning,
burning, plague, childbirth, student (of religion), traveller, etc. are
all martyred. (Jā Al-Ḥaq, pp.218)
On page 545 of Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ, volume 29, A’lā Ḥaḍrat,
Imām-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat, Maulānā Shāĥ Imām Aḥmad Razā Khān
¸

~

,
.

«

~


¸
«

,

..

.
has stated: Auliyā Allah are alive after their death but
they are unlike Prophets because the life of Prophets is spiritual,
corporal and worldly and they are alive after their death as they
were alive in the world. Whereas the life of Auliyā Kirām after death
is lesser than the Prophets
.

,.

..| 

,¸ ,.

,

..

.
but greater than martyrs as
Quran says: Do not utter regarding martyrs as dead; they are alive...
(Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ, vol. 29, pp. 545)
‘Allāmaĥ Shaykh ‘Abdul Ḥaq Muḥaddiš Diĥlvī
_¸ ,
..
ۡ

¸
«.ȹ..| 

«

..

.


¸
«

,

..

.
has
said that the saints of Allah are transferred from this ending world
to the endless world and their Rab

_

,

,

,

.
has them alive. They are
provided their food and are happy-go-lucky but people are unaware.
(Ashi’a-tul-Lam’āt, vol. 3, pp. 423, Mulakhkhaṣan)
Sayyidunā ‘Allāmaĥ Alī Qārī
_
¸
,.

,.
ۡ

¸
«.ȹ..| 

«

..

.


¸
«.

,

..

.
has said:

ۡ
,
ُ
,
َ

َ
ق
ۡ
¸
َ
.
َ
`
ِ
_
َ
ۡ

ِ
ۡ
_
َ
..
ۡ
¸ِ. ا
َ
ِ .
َ
و
َ
_

َ
ِ ,
ۡ
و
َ
ا
ُ
ء. ِ
ّ

ۡ
¸
ُ
.
ۡ
¸
ُ
.
َ
,
َ
`
ٰ
.
َ
و
َ
ن ِ e
ۡ
_
ّ
,
ۡ
.
ۡ
¸
ُ
.ِ :
َ
:
ۡ
_ِ .
َ
ن
ٰ
Ǔِا
ٍ
را
َ
د
ٍ
را
َ
د
Meaning: There is not really difference in both the conditions (i.e.
their life and death) of Auliyā Allah. It is therefore said that they do
not die but change their abode from one place to another. (Mirqāt-ul-
Mafātīḥ lil-Qārī, vol. 3, pp. 459)
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59
Auliyā ĥayn kaun keĥtā mar gaye
“Fānī gĥar” say niklay “Bāqī gĥar” gaye
Difference between the life of Prophets and the life of
Muslim saints
Answering to a question, A’lā Ḥaḍrat, Imām-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat,
Maulānā Shāĥ Imām Aḥmad Razā Khān
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said, ‘Anbiyā
Kirām’s life in ‘Ālam-e-Barzakh is a real, sensual and worldly life.
The Prophets

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,

.
are besieged by death just for an instant to
fulfil the Allah’s promise then immediately they are bestowed the
life as they had before their death. This life has also the same
worldly instructions; their personal property is not distributed,
remarriages of their spouses is Ḥarām neither the blessed wives are
not restricted to observe ‘Iddat. They eat and drink and offer Ṣalāĥ
in their grave. The life of grave of Islamic scholars and martyrs is
comparatively better than their worldly life but the rules of ordinary
life cannot be applied on this spiritual life. And their tangible
possession will be distributed. Their spouses will observe ‘Iddat.
(Mulakhkhaṣ az: Malfūẓāt A’lā Ḥaḍrat, pp. 361)
The support from a departed is stronger
The aforesaid rationale proved that the Prophets and the Auliyā
Kirām are alive in their tombs. So the reasoning behind seeking
help from them in their worldly life, with the same reasoning, it is
correct and sounds natural to seek help from them during their
spiritual life, which is why, the great religious researcher, ‘Allāmaĥ
Shaykh ‘Abdul Ḥaq Muḥaddiš Diĥlvī
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has written that
Sayyidunā Aḥmad Bin Marzūq
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has said: Once, Shaykh
Abul ‘Abbās Ḥaḍramī

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asked me, ‘Whose help is more
considerable from alive or from departed?’ I said, ‘There are many
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60
people, according to them, help from alive is stronger but what I
believe is that help from dead is relatively stronger. Shaykh said,
‘Yes. This is true because the demised saints are present in the
Heaven before Allah

_

,

,

,

.
. (Ashi’a-tul-Lam’āt, vol. 1, pp. 762)
Fatwā of Shāfi’ī Muftī about seeking help from other
than Allah
Shaykh-ul-Islam Sayyidunā Shaĥāb Ramlī Anṣārī Shāfi’ī
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(who died in 1004) was sought Fatwā: What do you say about those
who seek help at the times of sufferings, like ‘O so-and-so Shaykh!’
and they call the prophets and saints entreatingly. What does
Sharī’aĥ instruct about? He
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declared the Fatwā: ‘Allah’s
Prophets, Mursalīn, saints, scholars and the pious people can be
called on for help even after their death and it is permissible.’
(Fatāwā Ramlī, vol. 4, pp. 733)
The late young person said with a smile...
Imām ‘Ārif-Billāĥ Ustāz Abul Qāsim Qushayrī
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has
said that famous saint Abū Sa’īd Kharrāz
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said, ‘I found a
dead body of a youth in Makkaĥ Mu’aẓẓamaĥ
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at
Bāb Banī Shaybaĥ. Suddenly he gave me a smile and said:

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. :
ۡ
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ۡ
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َ
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:
ۡ
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ن
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د
i.e. O Abū Sa’īd! Don’t you know that the beloved slaves of Allah
are alive no matter once they are dead. Actually they are transferred
from one place to another place as a matter of course. (Risālaĥ
Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 341)
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61
Every beloved of Allah is alive
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! The life of saints after their death is wonderful! The
young dead saint not only recognized the beholder but he also
described him the loftiness of the beloveds of Allah. Another similar
parable is presented: Sayyidunā Abū ‘Alī

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has said: Once
I placed a Faqīr in a grave. When opened the shroud to put his head
on dust so that Allah

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have pity on his poverty and forgive him.
He opened his eyes in the grave and said, ‘O Abū ‘Alī! You humiliate
me before Him who pampers me.’ I carefully said, ‘Yā Sayyidī! Is
there any life after death?’ He replied, ‘
ِ
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ّ
و
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َ
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ا
ٰ
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,
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َ
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’ i.e. yes
why not! I am alive and every beloved of Allah is alive.’ (Sharḥ-uṣ-
Ṣudūr, pp. 208)
Auliyā kis nay kaĥā kay mar gaye
Qayd say cĥūṫay woĥ apnay gĥar gaye
,
ۡ
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,
َ
ۡ

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َ
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ۡ
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.
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.
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-
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.
Question 9: I am Ḥanafī, please let me know if my Imām, Imām
A’ẓam Abū Ḥanīfaĥ
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has ever sought help from other
than Allah?
Answer: Why not! Sayyidunā Imām A’ẓam Abū Ḥanīfaĥ
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requesting in the court of Blessed Prophet
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has said
in his Qaṣīdaĥ Nu’mān:

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,


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كا
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م.ــ
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ۡ

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ۡ

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ا

O better than jinn & men and the unprecedented boon of divine
treasure! Whatever Allah

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,

,

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has granted you, grant me something
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62
out of that! And Allah

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,

,

,

.
has made you blissfully happy; so make
me happy for I am the prime candidate for your generosity, Abū
Ḥanīfaĥ does not have anyone except you in the world. (Qaṣīdaĥ
Nu’māniyaĥ ma’ Al-Khayrāt-ul-Ḥisān, pp. 200)
Pařay mujĥ per na kucĥ uftād Yā Ghauš
Madad per ĥo tayrī imdād Yā Ghauš
(Żauq-e-Na’at)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
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ّ
.
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. .
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÷
ٰ
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ُ
ّ

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َ
.
The proof of saying ‘Yā ‘Alī Madad’
Question 10: A convincing argument is needed to justify the saying
‘Yā ‘Alī Madad’.
Answer: In the previous pages, we had a course of logical reasoning
aimed at demonstrating the truth about asking help from someone
in his life and after his death; however, following is a strong argument
about saying ‘Yā ‘Alī Madad’:
On page 821 of Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ, volume 9, A’lā Ḥaḍrat, Imām-e-
Aĥl-e-Sunnat, Maulānā Shāĥ Imām Aḥmad Razā Khān
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has written: The book, titled Jawāĥir Khamsaĥ authored by Shāĥ
Muhammad Ghauš Gawālyārī
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is the very book of which
‘Waẓāif’ were allowed by eminent Auliyā Kirām including Shāĥ
Waliyullāĥ Muḥaddiš Diĥlvī (
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). According to this
book, this Nād-e-‘Alī should be read seven times or three times or
one time:
.
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,
Marvels of Sayyiduna ‘Ali

63
Translation: Call on Sayyidunā ‘Alī who is the phenomenon of
marvels and you will find him at your service in your woes. All
pains & sufferings will be alleviated for the sake of His Wilāyat – Yā
‘Alī, Yā ‘Alī, Yā ‘Alī. (Jawāĥir-e-Khamsaĥ Mutarjam, pp. 282-453)
If saying ‘Yā ‘Alī’ is Shirk...
A’lā Ḥaḍrat
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,
, has further said: If acknowledging Maulā
‘Alī as an alleviator of sufferings, a helper at the time of trouble, and
calling on him in pains & sufferings or keep saying Yā ‘Alī, Yā ‘Alī
in love for him, were Shirk, then (
«.ȹ..|

,..

..

.
) all of those Auliyā Kirām
would be considered Kuffār and Mushrikīn. And above all an extreme
idolater and confirmed unbeliever would be then Shāĥ Waliyullāĥ
who acknowledged Mushrikīn as Auliyā Kirām...
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ّ
..
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,
ُ
ذ.
َ
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ۡ
.
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ا
ّ
ِ
ب
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ر
ۡ
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و
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ۡ
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.
ٰ
-
ۡ

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َ
و
َ
ل
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¸
ُ
.
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ة ِ
ّ
..
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,
ّ
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َ
ۡ

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ِ
,
ُ
.
ۡ
ا
ّ
ِ
_
Muslims must see that this is the punishment of holding people
Mushrik (polytheist) on saying Yā ‘Alī, Yā ‘Alī. Had they not unjustly
held the Muslims as Mushrik, they would not have been inflicted
the torment upon themselves being Mushrik with their past and
future generation. Now it is about time they came to the path of
virtue. They should stop holding the true Muslims as Mushrik or
else their own faith would come into question. (Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ
referenced, vol. 9, pp. 821-822, Mulakhkhaṣan)
Sakht dushman ĥay Ḥasan kī tāk mayn
Al-Madad Maḥbūb-e-Yazdān al-ghiyāš
(Żauq-e-Na’at)
,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
.
ُ
ّ

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_
َ
. .
ّ
.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
_
ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
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64
The evidence of saying ‘Yā Ghauš’
Question 11: Similarly, can the evidence of saying ‘Yā Ghauš’
be given?
Answer: Yes of course. After many arguments, an explanation is
also served. Sayyidunā Mullā Alī Qārī
 
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has reported that
Sayyidunā Ghauš-e-A’ẓam
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¸
æ| 

«

~

,
has said, ‘Anyone who calls
on me at the time of sufferings, his suffering will be alleviated and
the one who calls out my name for help in a serious trouble, the
intensity of his unrest would be subsided, and if someone in need,
take my name as a Wasīlaĥ to the court of Allah

_

,

,

,

.
, his needs will
be fulfilled.’
Sayyidunā Mullā ‘Alī Qārī
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~

,
has further stated: Sayyidunā
Ghauš-e-A’ẓam
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¸
æ| 

«

~

,
stating the procedure of performing
Ṣalāt Al-Ghaušiyyaĥ, has said: Offer two Rak’āt Nafl Ṣalāĥ. In every
Rak’at, recite Sūraĥ Al-Ikhlāṣ 11 times after Sūraĥ Al-Fātiḥaĥ in
each Rak’at and after Salām, recite Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī 11 times:

ّ

َ
ل
ۡ
¸
ُ
.
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ر .
َ
,
َ
,
ۡ
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َ
.
َ
.
ُ
م
َ
:
ّ

َ
و
ُ
ة¸
ٰ
.
ّ
.
َ
ا
Moving towards Baghdad (in Indo-Pak towards the West), take 11
steps ahead and on each step taking my name mention his need or
desire and recite the following stanza:

ّ

ِ
_
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,ــ
َ
.
ۡ
.
ُ
ا
َ
و
ِ
ۡ
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ۡ
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ُ
,
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َ
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َ
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ۡ
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,
ۡ
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َ
.
ۡ
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ي


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ۡ
.
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ي

Will I be oppressed however you are my priceless asset? And will I still
be persecuted in the world however you are my supporter! In the
presence of Ghauš-e-A’ẓam being my invaluable supporter this is
dissatisfying for my guard if a leash of my camel is lost in a jungle
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Having said this, Sayyidunā Mullā Alī Qārī

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said:


َ

ٰ
ذ
َ
ب
ِ
ّ
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ُ
,
ۡ
.
َ
.
َ
و
ً
را
َ
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ّ
¿
َ
.
َ
. ا
’ i.e. Ṣalāt Al-Ghaušiyyaĥ is practically proven
many a time. (Nuzĥat-ul-Khayr, pp. 61)
Ḥusn-e-niyyat ĥo khaṭā to kabĥī kartā ĥī naĥīn
Āzmāyā ĥay yagānaĥ ĥay “daw-gānaĥ” tayrā
(Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish)
Dear Islamic brothers! You must have learnt that Sayyidunā Ghauš-e-
A’ẓam
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¸
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,
has taught Muslims that we should seek his
assistance at the time of tribulation. A reliable and authentic scholar
of Ḥanafī school of thought Sayyidunā Mullā ‘Alī Qārī
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,

.

ʋ 

_.

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¸
æ| 

«

~

,

without denying this said, ‘This has been experimentally tested
and found it works.’ So, this is confirmed that seeking help from
Auliyā (saints) after death is not only permissible but beneficial too.
(Jā Al-Ḥaq, pp. 207)
Three faith refreshing sayings of Ghauš-e-A’ẓam
‘Allāmaĥ Shaykh ‘Abdul Ḥaq Muḥaddiš Diĥlvī
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has
reported the blessed quotations of Ghauš-e-A’ẓam
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«

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,
in his
book Akhbār-ul-Akhyār, three of them are as under:
1. If my disciple is being stigmatized in the east, whereas I am in
the west, I will cover up for him.
2. I will keep supporting my disciples till the Day of Judgement
even when they fall from the ride.
3. The one who calls out my name (i.e. says Al-Madad Yā Ghauš!)
for help in difficult situation, he will be eased. (Akhbār-ul-Akhyār,
pp. 19)
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66
Qasam ĥay kay mushkil ko mushkil na pāyā
Kaĥā ĥam nay jis waqt ‘Yā Ghauš-e-A’ẓam’
(Żauq-e-Na’at)

َ
َ
_ ا
ۡ
¸
ّ
.
َ
. ,
ۡ
¸
ِ
,
َ
ۡ
Jا .
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.
َ
ُ
÷
ٰ
َ
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ٰ
Ǔ.
َ
-
َ
.
ُ
ّ

ّ
_
َ
.
Question 12: Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir Jīlānī
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«

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,
would speak
Arabic & Persian languages. How would he help upon calling him
in different languages – for example, Urdu, English, Pashto, Panjabi,
etc.
Answer: If a woman teases her husband in any languages, whose
would-be spouse, the houri understands.
Understanding other languages by Houri
There is a saying of the Holy Prophet
,

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,

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: When a
woman teases her husband in the world, the houri speaks to his
wife and says:

ۡ
¸
ُ
.
َ
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ُ
,ِ .
ۡ
¸
ُ
,
ٌ
_
ۡ
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َ
د ِ ك
َ
.
ۡ
.ِ .
َ
¸
ُ
: .
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.
ّ
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َ
.
ُ
ّ
.ا ِ ,
َ
.
َ
..
َ
. ِ.
ۡ
,ِذ
ۡ
َ
,ِا ِ ,
َ
.
ِ
ر.
َ
.
ّ
,
ۡ
ن
َ
ا .
َ
.
Meaning: To hell with you! Do not hurt him. For his days are
numbered. Leaving you alone, he is about to reach out to us.
(Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 2, pp. 392, Ḥadīš 1177)
So a houri can understand other language then how come the Chief
of Auliyā Sayyidunā Ghauš-e-A’ẓam
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,

.

ʋ 

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¸
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«

~

,
cannot understand
the other languages after death!
A faith-refreshing commentary on Ḥadīš
In the light of the forgoing Ḥadīš, the renowned exegetist of the
Quran Shaykh Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān
 

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has stated on
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page 598 of Mirāt, Volume 5: ‘This Ḥadīš highlights such important
points as houris in Paradise behold the events taking place on the
earth – just like a fight is going on in a close room of a house and a
houri is watching! Here, Sayyidunā Mullā ‘Alī Qārī
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that the angelic world above in the Heaven is well aware of the
people and their every deed. Secondly the houris have the news of
the end of each individual even they know about a Muslim would
die with piety (which is why they say, ‘Soon, leaving you alone, he
will reach out to us’). Thirdly, they are aware of the people’s rank
and the level of Paradise they will enter and live there. Fourthly, the
houris know and can identify their husband among the human.
Fifthly, the houris still get hurt if someone hurts us and they get
offended with our opponent; this is the news about heavenly houris
and the knowledge they possess and how about the Beloved and
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whose spouse is in there.
In the book of Tirmiżī, this Ḥadīš is Gharīb (i.e. a Ḥadīš conveyed
by only one narrator) and does not exist in the narration of Ibn
Mājaĥ, but even so, it is not Gharābat-e-Muḍir (being harmful due
to its single narrator) because this Ḥadīš is being backed in the Holy
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 30, Sūraĥ Al-Infiṭār, Verse 12)
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 8, Sūraĥ Al-A’rāf, Verse 27)
When backed by the glorious Quran, a Ḍa’īf (weak) Ḥadīš becomes
Qawī (strong). (Mirāt, vol. 5, pp. 98)
Anyhow, the affairs of the Hereafter are Waĥbī (i.e. granted by
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Rāstaĥ pur-khār, manzil dūr, ban sunsān ĥay
Al-Madad ay raĥnumā! Yā Ghauš-e-A’ẓam dast-gīr
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Question 13: What do you say about the one who makes up his
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a great evil attack of Satan to upset one’s mind which is why he is
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acting upon this evil whisper in the name of ‘precaution’ thinking
that maybe it is a wrongdoing to seek help from others other than
Allah. If this evil whisper had not preyed on his mind, why he
would have named it as ‘precaution’! Now it is mandatory for him
to get this ‘evil whisper’ treated because following this evil whisper
will be disputing a lot of Quranic verses and opposing the Aḥādīš.
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whisper’ precaution! Such an individual must ponder over 6
Quranic verses in which seeking help other than Allah is mentioned
unambiguously. Read as below:
1. Help each other in righteousness

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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 6, Sūraĥ Al-Māidaĥ, Verse 2)
2. Seek help in patience and Ṣalāĥ
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 1, Sūraĥ Al-Baqaraĥ, Verse 45)
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 16, Sūraĥ Al-Kaĥf, Verse 95)
4. Help the religion of Allah

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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)](Part 26, Sūraĥ Muhammad, Verse 7)
5. A Prophet sought help for religion from other than Allah
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)](Part3, Sūraĥ Āl-e-‘Imrān, Verse 52)
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 28, Sūraĥ At-Taḥrīm, Verse 4)
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Kun kā ḥākim kar diyā Allah nay Sarkār ko
Kām shākhaun say liyā ĥay āp nay talwār kā
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No individual can live without help from others!
Question 14: Do you mean that no one can live without help from
someone other than Allah?
Answer: Yes I do. For example, you are driving a car and suddenly
it acts up and stops on the way. Now you need some help to push
start the vehicle. What would you do? You will have to request the
passersby for a push-start your car. Maybe some kindhearted give a
push and your vehicle might get started!
Now, you see, you were helpless and sought some help from someone
other than Allah; they did help you that solved your problem. If you
say that this is the help sought from the people who were alive then
let me give you an argument about help after death because every
Muslim is under the influence of this ‘help’:
How Ṣalāĥ of 50 times reduced to 5 times?
Sayyidunā Anas Bin Mālik

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back to my Rab, and He said, ‘They are five but they are equal to
fifty; My Word does not change.’ So I went back to Sayyidunā
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Now you see! Sayyidunā Mūsā Kalīmullāĥ
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years of his apparent death in a way that 50 Ṣalāĥs were reduced to
5 daily Ṣalāĥs. Allah

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knew that it would be five Ṣalāĥs but
ordained 50 then by virtue of two Beloveds, He finally allocated
five. Now the interesting point is that the people who deny the help
and cooperation of dead due to their evil thought penetrated by the
Satan, they also perform only five Ṣalāĥs not fifty. As a matter of
fact, in the allocation of five times Ṣalāĥs, the help of others than
Allah is certainly included!
Help of others is desperately needed in Paradise
In the Heaven the help from others than Allah will be required. Yes
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(Al-Jāmi’-uṣ-Ṣaghīr lis-Suyūṭī, pp.135, Ḥadīš 2235)
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A human being is generally dependent on others in his life including
his parents, close relatives, friends and sometimes he depends on
cops or even on the passersby. In such case, how can an individual
be successful in remaining ‘careful’! But the one who is not a prey to
evil thought and by the grace of Allah

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helper from the core of his heart and despite this fact he still seeks
help from Allah

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Tū ĥay Nā-ib Rab-e-Akbar piyāray ĥar dam tayray dar per
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Question 15: Is it at any time Wājib (necessary) to seek help from
other than Allah?
Answer: Yes. There are some situations when seeking help from
other than Allah becomes Wājib and in some conditions it is also
Wājib on others to help the seeker. In this context, following are
those points of Islamic jurisprudence according to which seeking
help (cooperation) and helping the help seeker is Wājib:
The situations when seeking help is Wājib
1. If one is without clothes and is likely to offer Ṣalāĥ being nude
whereas others have clothes and it is almost sure that the other
will provide clothes if asked, then (help in shape of clothes)
begging is Wājib. (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol.1, pp. 485)
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2. If your companion has water and it is most probable that he
will give you the water on asking, then Tayammum is not
permissible before requesting for water. If not requested for
water and offered Ṣalāĥ after doing Tayammum and now he
requests for water after Ṣalāĥ and he gives the same or he gives
it without begging, in this case, it is mandatory to perform
Wuḍū and repeat your Ṣalāĥ. If begged water but was refused,
the Ṣalāĥ was carried out. And if after Ṣalāĥ, he does not ask
for water to get to know of his giving or not giving the water or
he gives water on his own then your Ṣalāĥ was carried out. If
the probability of getting water upon asking was weaker and
the Ṣalāĥ was performed after doing Tayammum, the same
will be applicable i.e. water is given after Ṣalāĥ then repeat
your Ṣalāĥ doing Wuḍū otherwise the Ṣalāĥ was performed.
(Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 248)
The situations when helping is Wājib
1. Someone crying for help being in the lurch and the praying
man is being called or he is calling out someone specifically or
someone drowning to death or someone is feared of burning to
death or a blind passers is about to fall in a well or (ditch) – in
all such cases it is Wājib to seize/break the prayer being able to
save the victim. (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 637)
2. It is not permissible to break your Ṣalāĥ if your parents or
grandparents are just calling you out. But if their calling you is
due to a big trouble; same as mentioned above then break your
Ṣalāĥ and rush to help them as this is the instruction while
performing Farḍ Rak’āt. If performing Nafl Ṣalāĥ and the said
people know that you are offering your Ṣalāĥ then do not
break your Ṣalāĥ on their normal calling. But if they are not
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aware of your performing Nafl Ṣalāĥ and are calling out then
break it and respond them no matter if it is a common call.
(Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 638)
3. Someone is sleeping and has forgot to perform his Ṣalāĥ and
others know about it, it is then Wājib on them (helping him out)
to wake him up and remind him of if oblivious of his Ṣalāĥ.
(Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 701)
4. Someone ate or drank or had sexual intercourse mistakenly, his
fasting is still valid whether it is supererogatory (Nafl) fasting
or the obligatory (Farḍ) fasting. But the fasting will be invalid if
these things were found before the intention of fast and on the
reminder of his fasting, the fast was not recalled. If such acts
were done after reminding but in this case the expiation
(Kaffāraĥ) is not mandatory.
5. If a person observing fast is found in the middle of doing these
acts then it is Wājib to remind him (if he is not helped like
this) i.e. not reminding of one’s fasting is committing a sin
unlike the person observing fast is physically much weaker and
if reminded he will leave eating, consequently his weakness will
increase so much that fasting will be difficult, if he eats, he will
be able to complete fasting as well as perform other ‘Ibādaĥ –
in case of this, not reminding him of his fast is better. (Baĥār-e-
Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 981)
6. If someone recites the Holy Quran wrongly, it is Wājib on the
listener to let him know of his incorrect reciting provided that
there is no jealousy or envy is created. Similarly, if you have
borrowed one’s Quran for sometimes and you found any
typographical error, it is Wājib to let him know (as this is also a
way of helping) of such errors. (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 553)
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Ĥay intiẓām-e-dunyā imdād-e-bāĥamī say
Ā jāye gī kharābī imdād kī kamī say
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 11, Sūraĥ Yūnus, Verse 106)
Through this verse, it is known that calling another god other than
Allah is Shirk.
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(Tafsīr Ṭabarī, vol. 2, pp. 618)
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‘And worship not besides Allah’ and the second verse seconds this
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[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 20, Sūraĥ Al-Qaṣaṣ, Verse 88)
According to above, it is confirmed that calling other (other than
God) considering as god is Shirk because it is an act of worship of
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other than Allah. (For further details, please read ‘Ilm-ul-Quran a
book of Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān
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Allah kī ‘aṭā say ĥayn Mustafa madadgār
Ĥayn Anbiyā madad per, ĥayn Auliyā madadgār
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Question 17: Unbelievers seek help from idols and you seek help of
Anbiyā and Auliyā (saints). Are you both not the same in committing
Shirk?
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, the matter of both is not at all the same.
Unbelievers have the faith that Allah

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has given Ulū-Ĥiyyat
(i.e. declared as gods) to the idols. Further, they regard idols etc. as
their intercessor and mediator in fact idols are not so.
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We Muslim never consider anyone as worthy of worship even the
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the servants of Allah and do consider them as our intercessor,
mediator and honorary ‘Mushkil-Kushā’ by the grace and blessings
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the Creator.
Seeking help from idols is Shirk
Ḥakīm-ul-Ummat Muftī Ahmad Yār Khān
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has said,
‘Seeking help from idols by the unbelievers is Shirk owing to the
fact that they seek help from idols having believed them as a small
god and possess godlike powers. That is why they look upon idols
as god and declare them as worthy of worship. In other words, they
faithfully believe that idols are Allah’s bondsmen/servant as well as
His partner in worship. (Jā Al-Ḥaq, pp. 171)
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Definition of Shirk
Shirk is to testify someone as Wājib-ul-Wujūd or worthy of worship
other than Allah i.e. associating a partner with the Ulū-Ĥiyyat
(divinity) and this is the worst kind of Kufr (unbelief). Except this,
any act of Kufr however severe it is, cannot be genuinely Shirk.
(Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 183)
A’lā Ḥaḍrat
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has said, ‘A man in fact cannot be turned
Mushrik (unbeliever) unless he eventually considers someone or
something worthy of worship as god or ‘Mustaqil Biż-Żāt’ (i.e. to exist
by his own self – for instance, to have a faith that the knowledge he
possess is his own) and Wājib-ul-Wujūd. (Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ, vol. 21,
pp. 131)
It is stated in Sharḥ-e-‘Aqāid: Shirk is to associate a partner with
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such as Majūsī (fire worshippers) believe
that there is a Wājib-ul-Wujūd other than Allah or believe that there
is a worthy of worship other than Allah such as the idol worshippers
do. (Sharḥ-e-‘Aqāid Nasafiyyaĥ, pp. 201)
Mayn qurbān is adāye dast-gīrī per mayray Āqā
Madad ko ā gaye jab bĥī pukārā Yā Rasūlallāĥ
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16 Ramadan-ul-Mubārak, 1433 AH
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