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Qabar kī Peĥlī Rāt

First Night in the Grave
This booklet was written by Shaykh-e-Tariqat Amīr-e-Aĥl-e-Sunnat, the
founder of Dawat-e-Islami ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas
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1. and have mercy on us! O the One Who is the Most Honourable and Magnificent! (Al-Mustaṭraf. pp. ‫ـﺴﻢ ﻟـﻠ ـ ﻪ‬ ۡ () *ۡ ‫ﻟـﺮ ﺣـ‬  ‫ﻟـﺮ ﺟ* )( ﺑ‬   ‫ﻣـﺎﺑــﻌـﺪ ﻓـﺎﻋـﻮذ ﺑـﺎﻟـﻠـ ﻪ ﻣـﻦ ﻟـﺸـﻴ‬ Du’a for Reading the Book Read the following Du’ā (supplication) before studying a religious book or Islamic lesson. iii . 40) Note: Recite Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī once before and after the Du’ā. you will remember whatever you study: ْ ْ ‫اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻬـﻢ اﻓْـﺘ‬ ْ ‫ـﺢ ﻋـﻠ‬ ْ‫ﺣﻜﻤـﺘـﻚ واﻧْـﺸـﺮ‬ ‫ﺎ‬ ‫ـﻨ‬ ‫ـﻴ‬            ْ ْ ْ ْ ‫ـﻴـﻨﺎ ر‬ ْ ‫ﻋـﻠ‬ ‫اﻻﻛـﺮام‬ ‫و‬ ‫ل‬ ‫ــﻼ‬ ‫ﺠ‬ ‫ـﻚ ﻳـﺎ ذااﻟ‬ ‫ـﺘ‬ ‫ـﻤ‬ ‫ﺣ‬               Translation Yā Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬Open the portal of knowledge and wisdom for us. ‫اِ ْن   َﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. Vol.

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. iv FIRST NIGHT IN THE GRAVE Excellence of Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī  ............... 10 Wish of Sag e Madinaĥ (the author) in his will ............................................ 13 Dark and frightful night ............................................... 13 The frightening incident of a splendid mansion........................... 15 Deception of this world ......................................................................................... 12 Funeral is a silent preacher ....................................................................................................................................................................Table of Contents Du’a for Reading the Book ................... 1 All graves appear similar........... 14 Intoxicated with worldliness ............. 19 v ....................... 8 You will never have experienced a night like this ever before ............................................ 8 We have come into this world in a particular order...... 10 Wishes of A’lā Haḍrat in his will ................................................................................. 18 The worldly life is particularly to cultivate for the afterlife .... but… ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Tears of the Beloved of Allah .............. iii Transliteration Chart ..................................................................................................... 17 Live in this world like a traveler .......................... but from inside… .. 12 The first stage of the afterlife is grave ............................. 6 Everyone has to die one day.....................

.................. 22 Call from the neighboring graves............................................................................................................... 35 Du’ā of ‘Aṭṭār............. 31 Madanī appearance ......................................................................... 22 The mercy of the grave for the compliant................................ 23 Where are those beautiful faces now? ...................................... 20 Call of the grave ........................ 21 Garden of Paradise or ditch of Hellfire ................................................................. 20 Utterance by the dead ...................Return of the Shroud Announcement by the deceased ................... 26 Dreamt about 99 Asmā-ul-Ḥusnā (Glorious Names of Allah) .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 23 Conversation with the deceased ................................................................. 36 vi ............................. 24 Make preparations right now ............................................................................ 30 14 Madanī pearls about clothing .............. 25 How did a singer join Dawat-e-Islami?.

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the deserted garden will stay behind Aṭlas kam-khuwāb kī poshāk par nāżān na ĥo Is tan-e-bay jān par khākī kafan reĥ jāye gā Do not become arrogant of your gorgeous garments Just shroud of dust on lifeless body is all that will remain Once. He also got up and followed behind the procession. ‘O daughter! In fact he is your deceased father and not you. the famous Tabi’ī saint Sayyidunā Ḥasan Basrī ِ‫ﲪ ُﺔ  اﷲ‬ َ ْ ‫ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ َ ر‬ ‫ اﻟ َﻘ ِﻮی‬was sitting at his doorstep when a funeral procession passed by. nor will any garden remain But the glorious religion of the Prophet of Allah will remain Ham ṣafīr-o-bagh me ĥay koī dam kā checĥaĥā Bulbulen uř jāye gī sunā chaman reĥ jāye gā Lo and behold.’ 2 .’ When Sayyidunā Ḥasan Basrī ‫ﲪ ُﺔ  اﷲِ اﻟ َﻘ ِﻮی‬ َ ْ ‫ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ َ ر‬heard that grief-stricken voice he began to weep. and he put his affectionate hand over the head of that sorrowful young orphan girl and said.this chirping of birds is about to end Nightingales will pass away.First Night in the Grave Koī gul bāqī raĥay gā na chaman raĥ jāye gā Par Rasūlullāĥ kā dīn-e-ḥasan raĥ jāye gā No flower will stay behind. ‘O beloved father! The time which has come upon me today I have never had to face before. who is facing today such a time which he has never faced before. his heart became restless. In the funeral procession there was a young girl who was running whilst crying hysterically and exclaiming.

Upon reaching the graveyard she embraced the grave of her father. Who gave you water last night when you would have been thirsty? O beloved father! Yesterday night I spread a shawl over your body. and who heard your call and attended to you? O beloved father! Yesterday night when you were hungry I presented food to you. Who laid out your bedding in the grave last night? O beloved father! Yesterday night I massaged your hands and feet at home. Who spread it last night? O beloved father! Yesterday night I wiped the sweat off your face.e. Who served you food last night in the grave when you became hungry? O beloved father! Until yesterday night I would prepare various types of food for you. Who lit the lamp in the grave last night? O beloved father! Yesterday night I laid out your bedding at home. ‘O beloved father! Without any lamp in the dark and without anyone to share your grief. Who fetched food for you in the first night of the grave? 3 . how have you spent your first night in the grave? O beloved father! Yesterday night I lit the lamp for you at home. The little girl. To whom you called out last night in the grave. To learn lesson from the graves [i.First Night in the Grave The next day he saw the same little girl crying whilst going to graveyard. to reflect on the afterlife] Sayyidunā Ḥasan Basrī ‫ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ َ ر ْﲪَ ُﺔ اﷲِ اﻟ َﻘ ِﻮی‬also followed her. Who massaged your hands and feet in the grave last night? O beloved father! Yesterday night I gave you water to drink. Who wiped your sweat last night in the grave? O beloved father! Until yesterday night I would come whenever you would call out for me. weeping. put her cheek on the soil and said. Ḥasan Basrī ‫ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ َ ر ْﲪَ ُﺔ  اﷲِ اﻟ َﻘ ِﻮی‬concealed himself behind bushes.

holding him to her chest. Did you give the correct answers to those questions or were you failed? O beloved father! Scholars say that for some people the grave becomes spacious whereas for some it is narrowed. Did the grave hug you gently like a mother or did it crush and shatter your ribs? O beloved father! Scholars say that when the 4 . Sayyidunā Ḥasan Basrī ‫ﲪ ُﺔ اﷲِ اﻟﻘَ ِﻮی‬ َ ْ ‫ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ َ ر‬began to cry. ‘O beloved father! At the time of burial your face was turned towards the Qiblaĥ.First Night in the Grave Hearing those grief-stricken words of the sorrowful and distressed young girl. ‘O daughter! Do not say like that. Has your grave become spacious or has it been narrowed? O beloved father! Scholars say that the shroud of some is replaced by a heavenly shroud whereas for some it is replaced by shroud of the Hellfire. and some of them will be able to answer whereas some will be in despair. and after approaching her. Is it still in the same direction or has your face been turned in the opposite direction? O beloved father! You were wrapped in a clean and unsoiled shroud and then buried. say this. Is it still clean and unsoiled? O beloved father! You were placed into the grave with your body sound and intact. the deceased are asked questions about their faith. Has your shroud been replaced with a heavenly one or with one made up of fire? Scholars say that the grave hugs some in the way a mother hugs her lost child with affection. whereas it violently squeezes others in such a way that their ribs smash and intertwine with each other. said. Is your body still intact or have the insects eaten it away? O beloved father! Scholars of Islam say that during the first night of the grave.

she returned back with Sayyidunā Ḥasan Basrī ‫ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ َ ر ْﲪَ ُﺔ اﷲِ اﻟ َﻘ ِﻮی‬. the little girl said. 118) Ankĥeyn ro ro key sujānay wālay. O beloved father! Were you regretful of performing less virtuous deeds or of committing sins? O beloved father! Until yesterday when I would call out to you. (Al-muā’iẓ al-‘asfūrīyaĥ. ĥāye rukhṣat kī sunānay wālay ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     5 .’ After that. raĥ mayn parte ĥay thānay wālay Ĥo gaya dĥak say kalayjaĥ mayrā. you would respond to me. p. If he is pious. he regrets not doing more virtuous deeds. How unfortunate I am today that I am standing right next to your grave calling out to you but I am unable to hear your reply! O beloved father! You have parted from me in such a way that now we cannot meet until the Day of Judgment. he feels regrets for one of two reasons. O Most Merciful Rab ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬Do not deprive me of meeting my beloved father on the Day of Judgment. and if he is sinful he regrets committing those sins.’ Upon hearing the words of Sayyidunā Ḥasan Basrī ‫ﲪ ُﺔ  اﷲِ اﻟ َﻘ ِﻮی‬ َ ْ ‫ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ   َر‬. ĥay mayrī jān ko kĥānay wālay Sātĥ lay-lo mujĥay mayn mujrim ĥūn.First Night in the Grave deceased is interred. jānay wālay naĥin ānay wālay Koī dīn main yeĥ sarā ūjař ĥay. ‘O my master! Your words of advice have awoken me from the sleep of heedlessness. are-o-cĥāonī cĥānay wālay Nafs! Mayn khāk huā tū na miṫā. with tears flowing from her eyes.

had love for Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬and His Beloved َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ . Did you ever reflect on the message of the mournful air and the grief filled atmosphere calling out. Yes! If the one buried under this pile of soil would have offered his Ṣalāĥ regularly. and the Auliyā. fulfilled the rights of people. would have been contented with just sufficient amount of Ḥalāl income. obeyed his mother and father. the Aĥl-e-Bait. ‘O those who are content with the luxuries of this world! Every single one of you will have to come here in solitude one day or another and will have to go into the deep ditch of the grave.First Night in the Grave All graves appear similar. Chāsht. would have been devotee of the month of Ramadan. which seem identical from outside are not necessarily same from the inside. performed the Nawāfil of Taĥajjud. would have been devotee of the Ṣaḥābaĥ. but from inside… Dear Islamic brothers! All of you would have certainly visited graveyards at one or another occasion. then by the grace of َ‫ﺻ‬ Allah and His Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ . would have recited the Holy Qur`an. and Awwabīn. given full Zakāĥ in the case of it becoming Farḍ on him. fasted in Ramadan-ul-Mubarak. performed I’tikāf for the entire month (of Ramadan) or at least the last 10 days. Ishrāq. might have been 6 . his grave which appears to be just a heap of soil outwardly. Remember! These graves. earned Ḥalāl income. adorned the crown of the Imāmaĥ (Sunnaĥ turban). would have been humble and possessing good character. kept a fist length beard according to Sharī’aĥ. was a devotee of the Sunnaĥ.

with the window of Hell open. snakes and scorpions clinging to his body. oppressed helpless farmers. fire smoldering inside the grave. kidnapped Muslims for ransom. had earned Ḥarām income. committed theft or robbery. had been involved in gambling. had not paid back his debts.First Night in the Grave extended as far as the eye can see. committed backbiting. listened to music. had intentionally missed the fasts of Ramadan. had been stingy in paying Zakāĥ despite it being Farḍ (compulsory) on him. told tales. unlawfully grabbed the land. then it is possible that underneath this seemingly serene heap of soil. told lies. taken the money of Muslims by scaring and threatening them. watched films and dramas. had drunk alcohol. had hurt the feelings of Muslims without the requirement of Sharī’aĥ. thought ill of people and had been arrogant. had taken part in dealings involving interest and bribery. and underneath that apparent heap of soil there might be a beautiful garden of paradise. On the other hand. he is being in the state of distress. shaved the beard or trimmed it to less than a fist length. habitual of swearing. if the one buried underneath similar heap of soil was such one who had not offered Ṣalāĥ. with the window of Jannaĥ opened inside it. had operated alcohol and gambling dens. or disobeyed his parents. committed slander. 7 . oppressed people whilst lost in seeking power. and he being screaming and shouting which we cannot hear. had disturbed worship or sleep of the Muslims during the nights of Ramadan by playing night match. had been fraudulent with public trusts.

air-conditioned villa we would become scared! Dear Islamic brothers! Believe me. in the grave). i.e. then father. but we will be unable to move or speak. So.First Night in the Grave Everyone has to die one day O devotees of the Prophet! Look at the deserted scenes of these graveyards and ponder over whether one of us. Whoever picked the flowers of life was always wounded by the thorns of death.e. The people of the graveyard are today advising us and calling out: ‘O heedless people! Remember! Yesterday we too were there (i. we will see and hear everything. first the grandfather. when we are afraid to spend one night in the graveyard alone whilst living. whoever has been born into this world has to die. whilst living. then after death.’ Certainly. then 8 . but… Dear Islamic brothers! Certainly we have come into this world in a particular order. where we are today. could spend just one night in the graveyard? Perhaps none of us could pluck such courage. how will we be able to stay alone in the grave in such an alarming state? Ah! Our state is such that even if we were imprisoned alone in a beautiful. where you are today. when all our friends and relatives will leave us and our intellect will be intact. We have come into this world in a particular order.e. in the world). Whoever enjoyed the pleasures of the world eventually got the displeasure of death. and tomorrow you too will be here (i.

The old grandfather may be still alive. then grandson. Just like these relatives of ours who have passed away. and someone’s maternal grandmother may have passed away. however this order is not must for death. somebody’s adolescent might have suffered an accident leading to his death.First Night in the Grave son. but the infant grandson might have embraced death. we too will have to leave this world suddenly some day. Dilā ghāfil na ĥo yak-dam yeĥ dunyā cĥor janā ĥay Baghīchay cĥor kar khālī zamīn andar samānā ĥay Terā nāzuk badan bhaī jo letay saīj pĥool-o-par Yeĥ ĥogā aik din bay jān isay keeron ne kĥānā ĥay Tū apnī maut ko mat bĥūl kar sāmān chalnay kā Zamīn kī khāk par sonā ĥay eīton kā sirĥānā ĥay Na bailī ĥo sakay bhaī na betā bāp tay māī Tū kyūn pĥirtā ĥay sodāī amal ne kām ānā ĥay Kaĥān ĥay zor-e-Namrūdī! Kaĥān ĥay takht-e-Fir’awnī! Gaye sab cĥor ye fānī agar nādān dānā ĥay Azīzā yād kar jis din ke ‘Izrāīl aye gay Nā jāvay koī teray sang akaylā tū nay jānā ĥay Jaĥān ke shagūl mayn shāgīl Khudā ke żikr se ghāfil Karay dawā ke yeĥ dunyā mayrā dāyam ṫĥikānaĥ ĥay Ghulām aik dam na kar ghaflat ḥayātī par na ĥo ghurraĥ Khudā ki yād kar har dam ke jis ne kām ānā ĥay 9 . someone’s paternal grandmother may have died and been taken away to the graveyard.

‘Allāmaĥ. Mujaddid [Revivalist] of the Ummaĥ. the first night of the grave is a serious night.First Night in the Grave You will never have experienced a night like this ever before ِ Sayyidunā Anas bin Malik ‫ اﷲُ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬5 َ ‫ َر‬has stated. Sayyidī Imām of Aĥl-e-Sunnat. pp. Guide of Spirituality. Fountain of Blessing. Destroyer of Bid’aĥ. Maulānā. and (2) the second day is the day on which you will be presented in the court of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬to take your record of deeds and that record of deeds will either be given to you in your right hand or in your left hand. and (2) the second night is the night on the morning of which will be the Day of Judgment and then after that no night will come. 7. Scholar of Sacred Law. And the two nights are: (1) one night is the night which the deceased will spend in the grave and he will never have experienced a night like it ever before. Reviver of the Sunnaĥ. Al-Ḥāj Al-Ḥāfiẓ. Vol. ‘Shall I not tell you of those two days and two nights? (1) one day is the day on which the one coming from Allah will reach you with either the glad-tidings of the pleasure of your Rab or with the message of His displeasure. Ḥadīš 10697) Wishes of A’lā Haḍrat in his will O living people of today and deceased of tomorrow! O those who will perish! O frail people! O feeble people! O weak people! O children! O young people! O old people! Certainly. (Shu’ub-ul-Īmān. AlQārī Ash-Shāĥ Imām Aḥmad Razā Khān ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر ْﲪَ ُﺔ  اﻟـ َّﺮ ْﲪٰﻦ‬despite 10 . 388.

Vol. Sag-eMadinaĥ has also written a similar will. 3. 291) Wish of Sag-e-Madinaĥ (the author) in his will ‫ـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ ُ ‫ـﺤ ْﻤ‬ َ ْ ‫اَﻟ‬. which includes the chapter ‘Madanī Will’: ‘If possible. Na’ats.’ ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     11 ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    .First Night in the Grave being a great Walī of Allah and a remarkable devotee of the Prophet. If you can take more pain. pp. Offer Ṣalāĥ with Jama’at during this period as well as on all other occasions. Ḥamd and Ṣalāt ‘Alan Nabī. complying to Sayyidī ‘Alā Ḥaḍrat ‫ﲪ ُﺔ اﻟـ َّﺮ ْﲪٰﻦ‬ َ ْ ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر‬. then for three days and three nights. I will get accustomed to my new abode. those who love me should sit beside my grave after the burial for 12 days or for at least 12 hours and keep me delighted by reciting the Holy Qur’an. wishes the following in his will: ‘After burial and Talqīn.’ (Ḥayāt-e-A’lā Ḥaḍrat. continuously recite Ṣalāt ‘Alan Nabī in front of the side of my grave towards the face for one and half hours ۡ ٰ ‫ا ۡرﺣﻢ‬ in such a volume that I can hear. Then entrust me to ‫ﺣ ﻤﲔ‬  ‫اﻟﺮ‬  and leave. In this regard it is stated on page 394 of ‘Discourses of ‘Attar’. ‫ اِ ْن   َﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬my heart will get set with the new abode. two relatives or friends should remain present at my grave and recite the Holy Qur’an and Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī in such volume without any pause. Maktaba-tulMadīnaĥ. the 436-page book published by the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami. ‫ﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ َ   ‫اِ ْن‬.

Then.’’ (Sunan Ibn Mājaĥ. Vol. ‘You do not cry when Paradise and Hell are mentioned. ‘We participated in a funeral with the Noble ُ 5 َ‫ﺻ‬ َ‫ﺻ‬ َ ِٖ ِ Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ َ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ *ّ َ . Ḥadīš 4267) 12 . 500. The Holy Prophet ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ َ واٰﻟﻪ   َو َﺳﻠ ّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ sat at the edge of the grave and cried so much that the soil became َ‫ﺻ‬ wet.’ (Sunan Ibn Mājaĥ. he ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ said. 466. pp. if the deceased attains deliverance at this stage then the subsequent matters are easy. What is the reason for this?’ He َ‫ﺻ‬ replied. Sayyidunā Barā’aĥ bin ‘Āzib ِ ‫ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ ٰ َ ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ‬ َ ‫ﺎﱃ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has stated.First Night in the Grave Tears of the Beloved of Allah Let’s reflect on the fear of Allah that our Beloved Prophet َ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ َ و َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ *ّ َ had as regard to grave although he had been َ‫ﺻ‬ definitely blessed with deliverance and in fact he ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ is means of deliverance for us. Ḥadīš 4195) ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    The first stage of the afterlife is grave ِ Whenever Amīr-ul-Mumīnīn Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Ghanī ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 5 used to visit some grave he would shed tears to such an extent that his blessed beard would become wet. ‘The first stage of the afterlife is the grave. 4. ‘Make preparations for this. ‘I heard from the Blessed Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ . pp. Vol. 4. and if he does not win deliverance at this stage then the matters after it are more severe. but you weep a lot at graves. It was asked of him.

First Night in the Grave Funeral is a silent preacher Dear Islamic brothers! Do you see how much Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān ِ َ Ibn-e-Affān ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬would fear Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ ّﻞ‬He is from ُ 5 amongst ‘Asharaĥ Mubasharaĥ (‫  ﺸ ۡﺮه‬6‫ه ﻣ‬4 ‫ ) ﻋ ﺸﺮ‬i. Ah! Our fragility is such that if the electricity fails at night our heart becomes anxious. and on the other hand. The words they say symbolically have been expressed in the following lines of poetry: Janāzaĥ āgay āgay keĥ raĥā ĥay aey jaĥān wālon Mere pīcĥay chalay āo tumĥārā reĥnumā mayn hūn ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    Dark and frightful night O devotees of the Prophet! How regretfully sad! We see others being lowered into the grave but we forget that we too will be lowered into the grave one day. especially 13 . Surely funerals play the role of a silent preacher for us.e. Despite seeing funerals off and on. it is we who have completely forgotten our grave. the loneliness. He is the one from whom even the innocent angels would feel shyness. 10 fortunate  companions ‫ان‬ ْ ‫ِﻢ  اﻟ ّ ِﺮ ْﺿ َﻮ‬ ُ ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴْﻬ‬who were heralded with the glad-tidings of Paradise in particular from the blessed tongue of the Noble َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ himself. we never contemplate that one day our funeral will also take place. he would remain so frightened of the horrors. and the darkness of the grave. Despite that.

But despite all this. If we continue committing sins like this and the call of death arrives suddenly to shift us into the ditch of the grave. how will we get through the first night of the grave? Yād rakĥ ĥar ān ākhir maut ĥay Ban tū mat ānjān ākhir maut ĥay Martay jātay ĥayn ĥazāraun ādmī ‘Āqil-o-Nādān ākhir maut ĥay Kyā khushī ho dil ko chanday zeest sai Ghamzadaĥ ĥai jān ākhir maut ĥay Mulk-e-fānī mayn fanā ĥar shay ko ĥay Sun laga kar kān ākhir maut ĥay Bārĥā ‘ilmī tujĥay samajaĥ chukay Mān yā mat mān ākhir maut ĥay The frightening incident of a splendid mansion Man often makes long plans but his focus does not remain on the fact that the reins of life are in the hands of someone else. Ah! Our days and nights are being spent in sins.First Night in the Grave when we are alone we become extremely afraid. We are failing in offering Ṣalāĥ. but undoubtedly the time of death is fixed and it is not possible to delay it. we do not worry for the extreme darkness of the grave. paying our full Zakāĥ despite it being compulsory on us. and fulfilling the rights of our parents. When the reins will be pulled suddenly and he will have to die. observing the fasts of Ramaḍānul-Mubarak. 14 .

First Night in the Grave all those plans will be destroyed. Some of those amongst us are so elated and blissful due to 15 . Jaĥān mayn ĥayn ‘ibrat kay ĥar sū namūnay Magar tujĥ ko andĥā kīā rang-o-bū nay Kabhī ghor se bĥī ye dekĥā ĥay tū nay Jo ābād thay wo makān ab hayn sūnay Jagā jī lagānay kī dunyā nahī ĥay Yeĥ ‘ibrat kī jā ĥay tamāshā naĥī ĥay Intoxicated with worldliness It is regretfully sad that most of us have become intoxicated with worldliness and have forgotten to reflect on the afterlife. In this regard it has been said that a young man from Madinaĥ-tul-Auliyā. but just a week before moving into that splendid mansion. preparations to shift into the magnificent mansion were in full swing. and his family to settle in a far away country in his quest for wealth. his family decided to have a splendid mansion built. He would earn a lot of money and send it to his family members. Based on a mutual agreement. When that young man came back to his home country. the young man passed away and instead of moving into the splendid and luxurious mansion. his city. The young man would send money year after year and his relatives would have work done on the construction of the house and its decoration up until the day when the splendid mansion was completed. Multan left his homeland. he was shifted into the dark and gloomy grave.

those people were happy and jubilant amongst the bliss of their families but today they are grief stricken and sorrowful within the horror and loneliness of their grave. Ah! Until yesterday. Death deserted their houses. concern for the afterlife is seen rarely. completely sunk in the pleasures of this world. unaware of the concept of death. Ah! Today. all of our efforts are being spent just to improve quality of our worldly lives. occupied in expiring joys of kith and kin. the winds of death blew. and the hopes of staying long in the world burst like a bubble. and the loneliness of the grave. the clouds of mortality came into action.First Night in the Grave being lost in the pleasures of this perishing world that they have become unconcerned with the inevitable destructions of this world. the darkness. hankering after fame and status. Ajal nay na Kisrā ĥī cĥořā na Dārā Isī say Sikandar sā fāteḥ bĥī ĥarā Ĥar ik lay kay kyā kyā na ḥasrat sidĥārā Pařā raĥ gayā sab yunĥī ṫhāṫĥ sārā 16 . Just ponder for a second: how many well off people have passed away from this world who had forgotten the solitude of the grave being engaged in coining the money. Some have become oblivious of the certainty of death and so engrossed in availing the luxuries and comforts of this world that they have forgotten the horrors. It dragged them from their high mansions and palaces and shifted them into the dark and gloomy graves. in shortlived friend circles and in rejoicing flattery committed by subordinates. However.

and resurrection. Warning us of this deception. Certainly. our Creator ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬has stated in verse 5 of Sūraĥ Fāṭir: ۡ   ۡ  . the grave. and does not perform deeds to win the pleasure of Allah is worthy of condemnation.First Night in the Grave Jagā jī lagānay ki dunyā naĥī ĥay Yeĥ ‘ibrat kī jā ĥay tamāshā naĥī ĥay ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    Deception of this world A person who is taken in by the deception of this mortal world and becomes completely heedless of death despite seeing the vulnerability of this world is surely regretful. the one who falls prey to the deception of worldliness and forgets his death.





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the promise of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬is true. and let not the great deceiver (i. Sūraĥ-tul-Fāṭir.e. Verse 5) 17 .’ (Part 22. let never then deceive you the life of the world. satan) deceive you regarding the command of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬.و ﻵﻹ ﻳ‬ Translation from Kanz-ul-Iman ‘O mankind! Undoubtedly.

ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    Live in this world like a traveller ِ It is narrated by Sayyidunā ‘Abdullaĥ Ibn-e-‘Umar ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋﻨ ْ ُﻬ َﻤﺎ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 5 َ‫ﺻ‬ that the Noble Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ held my shoulder and said. or cabinets made there to adorn trophies won in sports and certificates of worldly achievements? You have never seen this. Sayyidunā Ibn ِ ‘Umar ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋﻨ ْ ُﻬ َﻤﺎ‬ َ ‫ َر‬used to say. come to your senses and prepare for the grave and the afterlife. how will the status. ‘Live in this world as if you are a traveler’. Have you ever seen anyone preparing furniture to be placed into the grave of the deceased? Have you ever seen air conditioning being fitted in the grave. So when we will have to leave everything here. and when morning comes. and such acts are not permissible in Sharī’aĥ anyway. a safe being placed there to keep money. do not ُ 5 wait for the following morning. ever come to our aid? Dear Islamic brothers! There is still time. ‘When evening falls.First Night in the Grave O devotees of the Holy Prophet and dear Islamic brothers! One who is well aware of the reality of death and the post-death proceedings can never hanker about worldliness. Prepare for illness whilst you are 18 . do not wait for the evening. what benefit will these educational degrees be to us? How will the wealth for which we worked hard and struggled for our entire lives help us? In the end. on the basis of which we displayed arrogance and conceit.

the destination is either Paradise or Hellfire! This all depends on how we have made this journey. Do not give precedence to the perishing worldly life over the everlasting afterlife because the world will be cut off. pp.First Night in the Grave healthy. Without doubt. Vol. 5. because fearing Him is a shield from His punishment and a means of approaching Him. if 19 . 223. Therefore. 4. Fear Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. Now. pp. in compliance to Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬and the َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ or in non-compliance. and He ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬did not grant it to you for you to become lost into it. and without doubt we have to return to Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. Ḥadīš 6416) The worldly life is particularly to cultivate for the afterlife ِ In the final sermon of Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Ghanī ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī. ‘Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬has granted you this world for the sole purpose to cultivate for the afterlife through its means. and make preparations for death whilst you are alive. 83. he ُ 5 said. which is traversed only to reach the destination. this world is destined to perish. Make sure that the perishing world could not divert you and make you heedless of the everlasting afterlife. and the Hereafter is everlasting. Ḥadīš 146) Ĥay yeĥ dunyā be wafā ākhir fanā Na raĥa is mayn gadā na bādshāĥ O devotees of the Prophet and dear Islamic brothers! The example of this world is like that of a pathway. Vol.’ (Żamm-ud-Duniyā.

take heed from it). Its benefit is for them and its harm is for me. p. he would fall unconscious. ‘O my kith and kin! May the world not play with you as it has played with me! I hoarded lawful and unlawful wealth and then left it for others. then if the deceased is pious he says. and if a human is to hear it.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī. ‘I swear by the One Who has my life in His control. When the deceased is placed on the funeral bier and lifted. 1. ‘When a funeral is ready and people lift the deceased onto their shoulders. So fear from my suffering (i. Vol.e. Announcement by the deceased َ‫ﺻ‬ The Holy Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ has said. pp. (At-tażkiraĥ lil Qurṭabī. his soul sits on the bier desperately and calls out. they would forget about the deceased and would cry for their own lives.First Night in the Grave we want to win the bounties of Paradise and stay away from the punishment of Hellfire then we will have to strive to reform ourselves and the people of the whole world. if people were to see his (the deceased’s) abode and hear his speech. 465. and if he is a wicked person he says to his relatives. ‘Take me quickly’. everything else hears his voice. 76) Utterance by the dead ِ It is narrated by Sayyidunā Abū Sa’īd Khudrī ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬that ُ 5 َ‫ﺻ‬ the Beloved and Blessed Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ has said. ‘Ah! Where are you taking me?’ Except humans. Ḥadīš 1380) 20 .

neither will we be able to go anywhere nor will we be able to call anyone. how will you treat him?)’ The grave then says. and his soul ascends towards the court of the Rab ‫َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ of the Worlds. At that time.First Night in the Grave Call of the grave ِ It is narrated by Sayyidunā Abul Ḥujjāj Šumālī ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬that ُ 5 َ‫ﺻ‬ the Noble Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ has said. 6. 67. then I become a garden for him.e. then? (i. ‘O grave! If he is from amongst those who would invite towards good and forbid from evil. a voice from the unseen will say to the grave. ‘When the deceased is interred. the body of this person converts into Nūr (light). Vol. Ḥadīš 6835) O devotees of the Prophet and dear Islamic brothers! Contemplate seriously about that time when we will be left alone in the grave. the home of darkness? What was it that made you walk over me arrogantly?’ If the deceased was pious. the grave addresses him: O person! Woe to you! Why had you forgotten me? Did you not even know that I am the home of tribulation. ‘If this is the case.’ (Musnad Abī Ya’lā. what will transpire us when we would hear that heart-ripping call of the grave! Qabr rozāna yeĥ kartī ĥay pukār Mujĥ mayn hayn keeřay makořay bey shumār Yād rakĥ mayn hūn andĥayrī koṫhřī Mujĥ may sun waĥshat tujĥay ĥogī bařī Meray andar tū akaylā aye gā 21 . pp. and there will be no option for escape. anxiety will have overcome us.’ Then.

In this regard. ‘The grave is either a garden from the gardens of Paradise or a ditch from the ditches of Hellfire. and lot of agonies for those who adopt sinful fashion that is against the Sharī’aĥ. 208.’ (Sunan-ut-Tirmiżī. Ḥadīš 2468) The mercy of the grave for the compliant Dear Islamic brothers! In the grave. َ‫ﺻ‬ the Prophet of mankind ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ has said. pp. ‘Allāmaĥ Imām Jalāluddīn Suyūṭī ‫ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ َ ر ْﲪَ ُﺔ  اﷲِ اﻟ َﻘ ِﻮی‬has stated. ‘If ُ 5 22 . ‘It is narrated from Sayyidunā ‘Ubaīd ِ bin ‘Umaīr ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬that the grave says to the deceased. the Most Generous and Kind. 4.First Night in the Grave Ĥān magar ‘amal laytā aye gā Terā fan terā ĥūnar ‘uĥdaĥ terā Kām aye gā na sarmāyaĥ terā Dūlat-e-dunyā ke pīcĥay tū na jā Ākhirat mayn māl ka ĥay kām kiyā Dil say dunyā kī maḥabbat dūr kar Dil Nabī kay ‘ishq say mamūr kar London-o-Paris kay sapnay cĥor day Bas Madīnay ĥī say rishtaĥ joř lay ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    Garden of Paradise or ditch of Hellfire The Peace of our heart and mind. there will be comforts for those who offer Ṣalāĥ and act upon the Sunnaĥs. vol.

‘Sayyidunā Sa’īd bin ِ Maṣaib ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬has stated. ‘Did you not learn lesson from our death? Did you not see how our activities finished? And you had the chance to perform deeds. ‘When the deceased is interred and he is tormented. pp. that the one who enters me being pious and compliant will exit from me happily and the one who was noncompliant and sinful will exit me spoilt. Sayyidunā Maulā ‘Ali ‫ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ greeted the people of the graves with Salām and said. pp.’ (Sharḥ-uṣ-Ṣudūr. or shall we give 23 . 114) (Aĥwāl-ulQubūr li-ibn-e-Rajab. Sayyidunā ِ ‫ﮐ‬ Alī-ul-Murtaḍā ‫ ا< ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  َو ْﺟﻬَ ُﻪ اﻟ ْ َﮑ ِﺮﻳْﻢ‬ ٰ َ ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ‬ َ ‫ﺎﱃ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 5 ُ  ‫ ََّﺮ َم‬. the deceased in the neighboring graves call out to him and say. 116) Conversation with the deceased It is mentioned in ‘Sharḥ-us-Ṣudūr’. ‘O you who walked on the earth arrogantly! Why did you not learn lesson from those who died? Did you not see how people lifted your dead relatives one after the other to take them to the graves?’ (Sharaḥ-us Ṣudūr. 27) Call from the neighboring graves It is said. ‘Once we went to the graveyard ُ 5 of Madinaĥ Munawwaraĥ with Amīr-ul-Muminīn.First Night in the Grave you were obedient to Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬in your lifetime then today I will be merciful to you. but you wasted the time. and if you were disobedient to Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬in your lifetime then I am a torment for you. ‘O people of the grave! Will you give your news to us. I am such a home. pp.’ Every part of the grave calls out to him and says.

First Night in the Grave news to you?’ Sayyidunā Said bin Musayyab ِ ‫ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ َ ‫ﺎﱃ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 5 said. your wives have remarried.e. and your enemies are living in the houses which you made so strong. our hair withered away. 27. Vol. pp.’’ (Sharḥ-us-Ṣudūr. and we have incurred loss in whatever we left behind. Vol. pp. (Ibn-e-‘Asākir.’ Listening to that. and somebody was saying. Now tell us what happened with you. pp. ‘O Amīrul-Muminīn! Our shrouds have been ripped to shreds. Hurry up! Advance in performing good deeds and seek salvation!’ (Shu’ab-ul-Īmān. ٗ ۡ ‫ وﻋﻠ ۡﻴﻚ‬from the  ‫اﻟﺴ ﻼم ورﺣ ﻤ ﺔ ا‬ ‘We heard the words of ‫ﻛﺎﺗ ﻪ‬  ‫ﷲ وﺑ  ﺮ‬        grave. and pus is flowing through our nostrils. We have got whatever we had sent forward (i. 395) Where are those beautiful faces now? ِ Sayyidunā Abū Bakr as-Ṣiddīq ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫ َر‬would say during the ُ 5 sermon. our eyes poured out onto our cheeks. 365. time degraded them and they are now lying in the darkness of the grave.’ Sayyidunā ‫ﮐ‬ Maulā ‘Ali ‫ ا< ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  َو ْﺟﻬَ ُﻪ اﻟ ْ َﮑ ِﺮﻳْﻢ‬ ُ  ‫ ََّﺮ َم‬then said. the deeds we performed). ‘Listen! Your assets have been divided. ‘O Amīr-ul-Muminīn! Give us the news about what happened after our death. reply came from a grave. our skin worn into pieces. 7. 209). ‘Where are those with beautiful faces? Where are those who were arrogant about their youthfulness? Where have those kings gone who had magnificent cities constructed and had those fortified with giant forts? Where are those who were victorious in the battlefields? Without doubt. your children were included in the orphans. Ḥadīš 10595) 24 .

He is giving us the mindset of preparing for the grave and the Day of Resurrection. Be warned! The grave will not pay regard for who is inside it. not observed the fasts of Ramadan without any valid Shar’ī excuse.First Night in the Grave Make preparations right now ِ Dear Islamic brothers! Sayyidunā Abū Bakr as-Ṣiddīq ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ َ ﻋـﻨ ْ ُﻪ‬ َ ‫َر‬ ُ 5 is waking us up from the deep slumber of heedlessness through making us realize the vulnerability of this world. kept supererogatory 25 . if he has committed excessive َ‫ﺻ‬ sins. The one who would have regularly offered Nawāfil (supererogatory Ṣalāĥ) in addition to fulfilling the Farḍ Ṣalāĥ. its deceptions. In reality. disobeyed his parents. a landowner or a laborer. not performed Hajj when it was Farḍ on him. shaved his beard or trimmed it to less than a fist length. whoever he be. backbiting. listened to music. a ruler or a subject. an officer or a secretary. the truly intelligent person is he who. if he has deliberately missed his Ṣalāĥ. then in the case that Allah and His Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ َ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ are displeased with him. in short. a minister or his counsellor. gathers a treasure of good deeds and arranges for illumination in his grave by taking with him the Madanī lamp of the Sunnaĥ. a doctor or a patient. not enforced veiling prescribed by Sharī’aĥ despite having the authority to do so. and tale-telling. an employer or an employee. not given Zakāĥ despite it being Farḍ on him.whether he is rich or poor. and the darkness of the grave. whilst preparing for death before onset of death. watched films and dramas. he will suffer great regret and sorrow. had a habit of telling lying. if he is deficient in preparations for the afterlife.

‫ اِ ْن   َﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬you will attain success in both the worlds. Qabr mayn leĥrāyen gey tā ḥashr chashmay Nūr kay Jalwaĥ farmā ĥogī jab ṭal’at Rasūlullāĥ kī (Ḥadāiq-e-Bakhshish) ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    How did a singer join Dawat-e-Islami? O devotees of the Prophet! Stay attached to the Madanī environment of Dawat-e-Islami all the time. if by َ‫ﺻ‬ the grace and favour of Allah and His Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ he left this world with his faith intact. In order to persuade you. went from street to street and town to town inviting towards righteousness. Karachi) said.First Night in the Grave fasts in addition to the fasts of Ramadan. I will present to you a faith-refreshing Madanī marvel. In this regard. filled in the Madanī In’āmāt booklet every day and handed it in to the relevant responsible Islamic brother within the first 10 days of every Islamic month. an Islamic brother (aged approximately 27) from Malīr (Bāb–ul-Madinaĥ. ‘I was fond of reciting Na’ats in 26 . not only learnt knowledge of the Holy Qurān himself but also did not shy away from giving Dars to others. travelled in the Madanī Qafīlaĥ in order to learn the Sunnaĥs for at least 3 days every month and also encouraged other Muslims to travel. established Dars at his home. ‫ اِ ْن   َﺷﺂءَاﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬the blessings will overwhelm his grave and the fountains of the Nūr of the َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌ َ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ will continue to illuminate his grave.

where I took part in various singing competitions for approximately 6 months. and sometimes I would fulfill song requests and sing songs at family functions. Even though my Nafs (lower self) gained great pleasure from that. As my voice was good. Then I got the opportunity to perform at a massive show in Dubai. I would receive great praise for that. and gain fame was repeatedly overwhelming my heart and mind. which would inflate my ego. the vision of going abroad to sing.). I became ambitious to learn strumming the guitar and I even enrolled myself in an academy to learn how to sing. When I got a little older. I sang at large functions and in films and gained name as well as a lot of wealth. I took part in many singing competitions for many years. From there. my family members and the people of my neighborhood applauded me. so I began to sit in it from time to time. 10 states of America (Chicago. I gained more and more fame. and England (London). Los Angeles. Then I went on a tour of different countries with a team of singers including Canada (Toronto and Vancouver). As soon as 27 . the core of my heart was not at peace and I felt that something was missing. and I even sang on various television channels. When I returned to my homeland for a short period.First Night in the Grave my childhood. I travelled to India. I started going to the Masjid to offer Ṣalāĥ and I gained the honour of taking part in the Dars of Faizan-eSunnat that took place there after Ṣalāt-ul-‘Ishā. The Dars impressed me. San Francisco etc. My heart was seeking spirituality. However. After learning. earn wealth. As time went on.

Now the mission of singing and fame had completely obliterated from my mind. but I stayed in that sinful state. It felt as if I had been sent back into the world with another chance. I was then blessed with seeing the same preacher Barzakh is an intermediate world where people have to stay after death till the onset of the Resurrection Day 1 28 .First Night in the Grave the Islamic brothers would start individual effort on me after the Dars. One night. After some time. When I awoke in the morning I reflected and contemplated for a short while on the way I was living my life. ‘You wanted to be really famous?! Now look at your state!’ In the morning when my eyes opened I was sweating profusely and my entire body was shaking. I repented sincerely for my sins and I vowed that I would never sing songs again. I went to sleep and saw a preacher of Dawat-e-Islami who was standing at a high place calling me towards him. At that point the feelings of hopelessness that I was experiencing were like no feelings ever before. I saw another dream which left me totally shaken! What did I see? I saw that I had died and my body was being given Ghusl (ritual bath). Then I found myself in Barzakh1. It was as if he was encouraging me to get out of the swamp of sins that I was sunk in. I said to myself. therefore I remained firm on my decision. When my family members found out about that they reacted and opposed my decision strongly. I would make excuses and get away. َ‫ﺻ‬ but by virtue of the grace of Allah and His Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ I had established Madanī mindset.

First Night in the Grave of Dawat-e-Islami in my dream who I had seen previously. He encouraged me. I gained steadfastness in Dawat-e-Islami in accordance with the following verse of the Holy Qurān: .





( ‫ ﺳ ﺒﻠ .

ﻨﺎ‬Iۡ J‫.

و ﻟ ﺬﻳۡ .

ﻦ .

ﺟﺎﻫﺪ ۡو ﻓ ۡﻴ .

ﻨﺎ ﻟ .

ﻨ ۡﻬ ﺪﻳ .

ﻨ‬ ۡ .


ٰ .

ۡ ﴾٦N ٩﴿ .

‫ ﻟ ﻤ ۡﺤ ﺴ ﻨ‬M‫.

و  ن ﷲ< .

. ﻟ .

One night. but now it became a part of my routines to read the books and booklets published my Maktaba-tul Madīnaĥ. and adorned my head with the green Imāmaĥ (Sunnaĥ turban). when the blessed grave of Muftī-e-Dawat-e-Islami. al-Muftī Muḥammad Fārūq Aṭṭārī ‫ﲪ ُﺔ  اﷲِ  اﻟﻐﲎ‬ َ ْ ‫ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ۡ ِﻪ   َر‬uncovered due to persistent heavy rain. adorned my face with the blessed beard. my fortune awoke َ‫ﺻ‬ and I was blessed with seeing the Beloved Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ in my dream.ﻤ‬ Translation from Kanz-ul-Imān And those who strove in Our way . when I fell asleep reading a book. I used to read song lyrics. al-‘Allāmaĥ. Then. I was overjoyed upon seeing that his body was still safe and sound. his shroud still intact. al-Ḥafiz. I began offering Ṣalāĥ regularly. for which I cannot pay apt gratitude to my Rab ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. and indeed Allah is with the virtuous. My heart gained great support from that.We shall surely show them Our paths. and upon seeing the sight of his green Imāmaĥ and his hair (still sound 29 . Before.

and to partake in the ‘Alāqāī Daura Barā-e-Naykī kī Da’wat (the regional tour to call towards righteousness) as the Nigrān of a Zelī Mushāwarat of Dawat-e-Islami. fortunately I use to deliver Dars from Faizan-e-Sunnat. ‫ـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬ ُ ‫ـﺤ ْﻤ‬ َ ْ ‫ا َﻟ‬.e. Junaīd Sheikh. is today a preacher and Nā’t khwān of Dawat-e-Islami by virtue of the Madanī environment. ‘‫ ا َﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬recently I was blessed once more َ‫ﺻ‬ with dreaming the Beloved Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ and was hinted towards learning the 99 Asmā-ul-Ḥusnā of Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. I was delighted to see the grace and favour of Allah َ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬and His Prophet ‫ﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ٰ َ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌ‬ ُ *ّ َ upon those attached to Dawat-e-Islami. May Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬grant me steadfastness in the Madanī environment until my last breath. at the time of this writing. ۡ ٰ ‫ اﷲ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ وﺳ ﻠﻢ‬A ٖ  ‫ ﻋ ﻠﻴ ﻪ و ٰا‬0‫ﺎ‬      ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ۡ ْ ۡ ۤ ‫> اﻻ ﻣﲔ‬ ‫ا ﻣﲔ ﺑ‬  ‫ﺠﺎه‬   ‫اﻟﻨ‬  ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    Dreamt about 99 Asmā-ul-Ḥusnā (Glorious Names of Allah) O devotees of the Prophet and dear Islamic brothers! A few days after having had this Madanī marvel written down. 30 . to call Sadā-e-Madinaĥ (i. After continuing with Madanī work. waking Muslims up for Fajr Ṣalāĥ). the world’s famous former singer Junaīd Sheikh told Sag-e-Madinaĥ (the author). the singer of the past.First Night in the Grave and intact).

The Prophet of mankind. the َ‫ﺻ‬ Most Beloved Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ has stated.’ ‫ ُﺳـﺒ ْ ٰﺤـ َﻦ اﻟـﻠ ﻪ ﻋَ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬. pp.’ (Mishkāt-ul-Maṣābīḥ. the Most َ‫ﺻ‬ Generous and Kind ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ has stated. the Peace of our heart and mind.’ (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī. 229. Vol. see page 895 to 898 of Nuzĥa-tul-Qārī. 55. I will gain the honour of mentioning the excellence of the Sunnaĥ and presenting some Sunnaĥs and manners. ‘Allah has 99 names. 1. and whoever loved me will be with me in Paradise. 2. the commentary on Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī) Dear Islamic brothers! Whilst closing the Bayān. but it is high fortune that the Beloved َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ  ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ  ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ   َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ himself came into the dream of his devotee and specifically encouraged him to do that. Dīn ka ĥam kām karen Nayk ĥo-jāye Musalmān. pp. The Distributor of Bounties. Listen to the virtue of the 99 Asmā-ul-Ḥusnā and rejoice. Vol. Madīnay wālay ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    14 Madanī pearls about clothing First consider three sayings of the Beloved Prophet : 31 . whoever memorized them will enter Paradise. the excellence of learning the 99 Asmā-ul-Ḥusnā has been mentioned in Ḥadīš. Ḥadīš 175) Sunnatayn ‘ām karen. Ḥadīš 2736). ‘Whoever loved my Sunnaĥ loved me. (For details.First Night in the Grave and ‫ ا َﻟ ْ َـﺤ ْﻤ ُـﺪ ِ ﻟـﻠـﻪ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬I have now memorized them.

Vol. pp. Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān ‫ﲪ ُﺔ اﻟـ َّﺮ ْﲪٰﻦ‬ َ ْ ‫ َﻋـﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ ر‬has stated. the manner in which a wall or a curtain becomes a barrier to the vision of people. Whoever abandons wearing elegant clothes out of humbleness despite having the capacity to do so. (Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ. 173. similarly this invocation of Allah’s name will be a barrier to the vision of jinns such that the jinns will not be able to see him. 4.First Night in the Grave 1. ۡ ۡ ۡ ۡ ۡ ۡ  ۡ  ‫ﲑ ﺣ ۡﻮل ﻣ‬ ۡ  ‫ﻛﺴ‬ ‫ و ﻻﻗ ﻮ ٍة‬L ‫ ٰﻫ ﺬاور زﻗ  ﻨ ۡﻴ ﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻏ‬E‫ﺎ‬ ‫ي‬G ‫ﷲا‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻤ ﺪ‬     ٍ         (Sunan Abī Dāwūd. The veil between the eyesight of the jinn and the Sitr (body) of a person is to recite ‫ ۡﺴ ﻢ اﷲ‬B when he is about to take off his clothes. Ḥadīš The renowned commentator. pp. 10. pp.’ (Mu’jam Awsaṭ. 326. 4. 1. Vol. 268) 10362) 2. Whoever puts his clothes on and invokes the following. ‘That is. Ḥadīš 4778) Terī sādgī pe lākĥaun Teri ‘ājizī paĥ lākĥaun Ĥo Salām-e-‘ājizānaĥ Madanī Madīnay wālay 32 . Ḥadīš 4023) Translation of this Du’ā: All praise is for Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬who has clothed me in these clothes and granted it to me without any power or might of my own. 3. Vol. Vol. Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬will clothe him with the cloak of majesty. all of his preceding and succeeding sins will be forgiven. 59. pp. Ḥakīm-ul-Ummaĥ. (Sunan Abī Dāwūd.

is accepted whilst wearing clothing obtained from Ḥarām earnings. It is narrated. pp. pp. Clothing should be from Ḥalāl earnings. 36) 5. when putting on the lower garment. ‘Whoever ties his Imāmaĥ whilst sitting. do the opposite i. and when you are taking your clothes off. 43) 8. (Kashf-u-li-Iltibās fīs-tiḥbābil-libās. put your right foot into the right leg first and then your left foot into the left leg. (Kashf-u-li-Iltibās fīs-tiḥbābil-libās. For example. َ‫ﺻ‬ The sacred attire of the Noble Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ was usually of white cloth. pp. (Rad-dul-Muḥtār. pp. pp. and no ṢalāĥFarḍ or Nafl. ‘It is Sunnaĥ to have the length of the kurta up to halfway down the shin. 39) 7. 41) 6. 9. when putting on a kurtā (over shirt). 579) 33 . and its width one span. On page 52 of part 16 of Bahar-e-Sharī’at. and the length of the sleeve up to the fingers at most.e.’ (Kashf-u-li-Iltibās fīs-tiḥbābil-libās. put your right hand into the right sleeve and then your left hand into the left sleeve. it has been stated. start from the right. the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami. 9. Vol. start with the left.First Night in the Grave 4. When putting clothes on. (Kashf-u-li-Iltibās fīs-tiḥbābil-libās. In the same way. the 312-page publication of Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ. or wears his lower garment whilst standing. Allah ‫ َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬will inflict such a disease upon him for which there is no cure.

If in this state the Kurta (over shirt) etc. it has stated. This distinction should also be taken into account when dressing small children. 93) These days many people wear the lower garment below the navel in such a way that some part below the navel remains unconcealed. Specifically. Nowadays. such scenes are found at the seaside. (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at) 13. 94) 11. On page 481 of volume 1 of Baĥār-e-Sharī’at. Vol.First Night in the Grave 10. and at gyms. 34 . (Mirāt-ul-Manājīḥ. otherwise it is Ḥarām (forbidden) and if ¼ of such part remained unconcealed in Ṣalāĥ. the 1250page publication of Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ. ‘The part of the man’s body from below the navel up to the knees is Awraĥ i. Vol. the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami. at sports venues.e. (Durr-e-Mukhtār). many people roam around wearing shorts that expose their knees and thighs which is Ḥarām. (Rad-dul-Muḥtār. therefore one must observe extreme caution if has to visit such places. 2. Looking towards the exposed knees and thighs of such people is also Ḥarām. It is Sunnaĥ for males to keep the bottom of their trousers/ sarong above the ankles. pp. 12. Men should wear only masculine clothing and women should wear only feminine clothing. covers that area such that the colour of the skin is not visible then it is fine. Navel is not included in it and the knees are included. 6. concealing it is Farḍ. pp. then the Ṣalāĥ will not be valid.

16. Discrimination whether or not it is out of arrogance can be done through reflecting on whether you find your state of mind after wearing those clothes to be the same as before wearing them or not. to wear a white Kurtā up to halfway down the shin in length complying to Sunnaĥ with the sleeves a hand span wide. my heart is overjoyed and it blossoms like a garden. to maintain Zulfayn (the Prophet’s hairstyle). then arrogance has crept fact it becomes garden of Madinaĥ! 35 . 9. 579) ٰ ‫ اﻟـ ٰﻠـﻪ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ ﻣﺤ ﻤﺪ‬+ٰ ‫ ﻋ‬0‫ﺎ‬     ْ ‫ اﻟﺤ ﺒ ۡﻴﺐ‬+ ‫ﺻ ﻠ ۡﻮا ﻋ‬    Madanī appearance The Madanī appearance is to keep a beard. pp. and the lower garment above the ankles. with Miswak visible on the chest pocket at the side of the heart. if it is same. Vol. (Bahar-e-Sharī’at. to put on green turban (the green colour should not be dark). as arrogance is a very bad trait. (Rad-dul-Muḥtār. Clothing worn with spirit of arrogance is prohibited. then arrogance is not behind that attire. Vol.First Night in the Grave 14. (If there is also a white Chādar [shawl] over the head and a brown one to do Parday mayn Pardaĥ [veil within veil acting upon the Madanī In’amāt] then it is MadinaĥMadinaĥ!) When I see any Islamic brother in the Madanī appearance described above. 52). If that previous state does not remain. pp. refrain from wearing such clothing. Therefore.

read the two publications of Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ. ‘Baĥār-e–Sharī’at (part 16)’.First Night in the Grave Du’ā of ‘Aṭṭār O Allah ‫ ! َﻋ ّﺰ ََو َﺟ َّﻞ‬Grant me and to all those Islamic brothers who adopt the Madanī appearance. travel with the Qāfilah. Sīkĥnay sunnatayn Qāfilay mayn chalo Lūṫnay raḥmatayn Qāfilay mayn chalo Ĥongī ḥal mushkilayn Qāfilay mayn chalo Pāo gay barakatayn Qāfilay mayn chalo To learn the Sunnaĥs. travel with the Qāfilah Your difficulties will be solved. To attain mercies. travel with the Qāfilah You will receive great blessings. and closeness to Your Beloved ‫ َﺻ َّ* اﷲُ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬in Jannat-ul Firdaus. ۡ ٰ ‫ اﷲ ﺗﻌ‬+ ‫ﺻ‬ ‫ وﺳ ﻠﻢ‬A ٖ  ‫ ﻋ ﻠﻴ ﻪ و ٰا‬0‫ﺎ‬      ۡ ْ ۡ ۤ ‫> اﻻ ﻣﲔ‬ ‫ا ﻣﲔ ﺑ‬  ‫ﺠﺎه‬   ‫اﻟﻨ‬  Un ka dīwāna ‘Imāmaĥ aur zulf o rīsh mayn Lag raĥā ĥay Madanī ḥulyay me kitnā shāndār In order to learn thousands of Sunnaĥs. consisting of 312 pages. A marvellous method for acquiring the knowledge of the Sunnaĥ is to travel with the Madanī Qāfilaĥs of Dawat-e-Islāmī in the company of the devotees of the َ‫ﺻ‬ Prophet ‫ اﷲ ﺗَﻌَ ٰﺎﱃ ﻋَﻠَﻴ ْ ِﻪ َ واٰﻟ ِ ٖﻪ  َو َﺳﻠَّﻢ‬ ُ *ّ َ . martyrdom under the shade of the Grand Green Dome. burial in Jannat-ul-Baqī. travel with the Qāfilah 36 . and ‘Sunnatayn aur Ādāb’. consisting of 120 pages.