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All true believers believe that mankind in the present has come into existence through the first man and woman, Prophet Adam (pbuh) and Eve (pbuh). The complete code of life bestowed by God, The Almighty, for the auspicious, righteous mode of living of Adam (pbuh) and Eve (pbuh) is called Islam. Islam is the code of life for all mankind, prescribed by God, The Almighty, and communicated through His Chosen Prophets. Since Prophet Adam (pbuh), one hundred twenty four thousand prophets have been chosen to serve innumerable communities in different times. Prophet Mohammad (SM) (pbuh) was the First & Last Prophet for the Mankind and the Viceroy of God the Almighty for all creation. Therefore, Islam is the first, last and only religion, and in essence it is the scientific and practical philosophy of life. The Glorious Quran is the Complete Code of Human life and God’s creation. The basic tenet of Islam is to surrender absolutely to God, and to conduct life in accordance with the provisions of The Holy Al-Quran and the prescriptions of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) & AhleBayet, and to inevitably get protection and happiness in this life and the next.
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The Powerful Christian King Ashama (Nejash) was the first King to convert to Islam at the time of Prophet Mohammad (SM) at very earliest stage of Islam. He also introduced the very first political asylum in this planet Earth. By accepting all the Arabian victim Muslims. Currently that, asylum program are being used by America, Europe, South Africa Australia and other countries. Since 2005, His Eminency Dr. Alam accredited as UN Representative to UNECA and researched King Nejash (Ashama) of Abssynia, Ethiopia. Eminency had tried more than 4 years to reveal the truth of King Nejash’s contribution to Prophet Mohammad (SM). He had worked two individuals of UNECA, Senior Diplomat Dr. Abbasa, & Protocol officer Mr. B. B but unfortunately those individuals could not come into help of Eminency because of their fanatic Christian Mentality. Although after Eminency 5 years of research he had met with Dr. Salah Uddin & Dr. Meskaram Melaku of Ethiopia as gift from King Nejash. And Finally, Eminency were able to complete his research. At last January 2009 he had revealed the truth of King Nejash of Abyssinia. Eminency Thanks Government of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Ministry of Home affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Cultural Affairs for their help and assistance for this historic research.
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Table of Contents
Introduction .............................................................................. 6 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM ................................................. 8 Christianity, Islam and Juddism ................................................. 9 What is Christianity? ..................................................... 9 The Foundational Principles of Christianity ............................ 12 Types of Christianity ................................................................ 14 What is Jewish or Juedaism? ................................................... 16 Roman Catholic Church ........................................................... 17 Orthodox Church ..................................................................... 19 The similarities and differences between various Christian churches including Roman Catholic Orthodox and Protestan 21 Historical background of Christianity in Ethiopia .................... 22 Christianity to the Ethiopian society and its practices (division) ................................................................................................. 26 What is Islam? ......................................................................... 27 PILLARS OF ISLAM ................................................................... 32 SHAHADA (The First Pillar of Islam)......................................... 32 SALAH (The Second Pillar of Islam) ......................................... 33 Adhan (call to prayer)...................................................... 38 Performance of Salah ...................................................... 38 Historical background of Islam ................................................ 50 Historical background of Islam in Ethiopia.............................. 53 KING NEJASH (Negash) OF ABISSYNIA ..................................... 55 Major practice of Islam in Ethiopia ......................................... 60 How Nejash Treated the Immigrants? .................................... 63 The list of Sahabas who came to Ethiopia: ............................. 65 The Women Sohabyat Who came to Ethiopia ........................ 70 The Letter Exchanges between King Nejash and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) ................................................................ 72 4

Who Is Barakah? (R.A.) ............................................................ 77 Umme Aiman ........................................................................... 89 Beloved & Close Companions of Hazrat Mohammad (SM) .... 94
Hazrat Bilaal Ibn Rabah (A) .................................................94 The Great Hazrat Hamza (R) ................................................97 Hazrat Awais Qarni ® .........................................................101 The story of the great Ashiq‐e‐Rasool: ............................101 HAZRAT HUDHAIFA AL YAMANI (A.) .................................114 Hazrat Salman Parsi (A.) ....................................................116 The Battle of Ahzab or the Siege of Medina ....................128 Hazrat Abu Ayyub al‐Ansari (RA.) ..................................132

The Millennium Prophecy, Heralds a Golden Age, Proclaimed by His Eminency Dr. M.N. Alam To the Heads of State and World Leaders in Brazil: ........................................................ 138 Statements of the Union of Concerned Scientists Point to the Validity of Millennium Prophecy: .......................................... 143 BACKGROUND HISTORY OF SUFI PROPHECY, HERITAGE AND RECORD: ................................................................................ 143 Biography of Famous Sufi’s (Saints) of Islam who contributed to the Millennium Prophecy ................................................. 151 Shah Sufi Hazrat Nyamatullah (RA): ...................................... 151 A Great Sufi Saint Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani RA ................ 155 He Reached the Status of Siddiqeen: ............................. 156 Sharia, Tariqa and Haqeeqi Ma'rifa .............................. 158 Nasiha ........................................................................... 161 Spread of Islam through Sufi Saints .............................. 164 His Aqeeda: ................................................................... 166 His Daily Life and Teachings ........................................ 168 Qasaid on the Shaykh :.................................................. 170 Summary of Biography Of His Eminency Dr. Sheik Shah Sufi Mohammed Nurul Alam........................................................ 174 His Eminency Dr. Alam’s Remarkable Predictions for the Famous World Leaders: ........................................................ 187 5

Important Pictures of His Eminency Dr. M N Alam with the World’s concerned dignified individuals & other historic places for the contribution of Eminency’s Research Work & Millennium Prophecy ............................................................ 204 History of Satan “Iblis” in the Heaven & Earth ...................... 215 “A Conspiracy led by British Empire” British Army General William W. W. Hunter ........................................................... 220 His Eminency’s Fight Against Enemies of Islam ................... 227 Direct followers of GREAT Shaitan (Iblis) and descendant of Yazid ibn Moabia as follows: ................................................. 239 The Biographies of the World Renown Islamic Scholars, True follower of Prophet Mohammad (SM) .................................. 247

Introduction
The word religion is derived from the Latin noun religion, which denotes both earnest observance of ritual obligations and an inward spirit of reverence. In modern usage, religion covers a wide spectrum of meanings that reflect the enormous variety of ways the term can be interpreted. At one extreme, many committed believers recognize only their own tradition as a religion, understanding expressions such as worship and prayer to refer exclusively to the practices of their tradition. Although many believers stop short of claiming an exclusive status for their tradition, they may nevertheless use vague or idealizing terms in defining religion—for example, “true love of God,” or “the path of enlightenment.” At the other extreme, religion may be equated with ignorance, fanaticism, or wishful thinking.
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By defining religion as a sacred engagement with what is taken to be a spiritual reality, it is possible to consider the importance of religion in human life without making claims about what it really is or ought to be. Religion is not an object with a single, fixed meaning, or even a zone with clear boundaries. It is an aspect of human experience that may intersect, incorporate, or transcend other aspects of life and society. Such a definition avoids the drawbacks of limiting the investigation of religion to Western or biblical categories such as monotheism (belief in one god only) or to church structure, which are not universal. For example, in tribal societies, religion—unlike the Christian church— usually is not a separate institution but pervades the whole of public and private life. In Buddhism, gods are not as central as the idea of a Buddha (fully enlightened human being). In many traditional cultures the idea of a sacred cosmic order is the most prominent religious belief. Because of this variety, some scholars prefer to use a general term such as the sacred to designate the common foundation of religious life. Religion in this understanding includes a complex of activities that cannot be reduced to any single aspect of human experience. It is a part of individual life but also of group dynamics. Religion includes patterns of behavior but also patterns of language and thought. It is sometimes a highly organized institution that sets itself apart from a culture, and it is sometimes an integral part of a culture. Religious experience may be expressed in visual symbols, dance and performance, elaborate philosophical systems, legendary and imaginative stories, formal ceremonies, meditative techniques, and detailed rules of ethical conduct and law. Each of these elements assumes innumerable
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cultural forms. In some ways there are as many forms of religious expression as there are human cultural environments.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
For centuries in the world has been remembered by different kinds of religion which has large number of followers or dominant religion they are Christianity, Islam, Jewish, and other religion. Each religion has its own principles and rules. But because of ideological difference and the interference of one religion to the other they leads to conflict or it creates war. The main concern of this research is to identify the similarity and difference of dominant religions and to dig out some important concepts by showing each religion or each followers of the religion have there own true principles and to come to mutual understanding or agreement.

OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
     To identify similarity of each religion To assess the difference of each religion To assess the reason of religious war To know what religion is The time carried each religion come to the world and Ethiopia

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METHODOLLOGY OF THE STUDY
 This research used the primary and secondary data, field observation and unstructured interview for the former literatures, books, Internet, etc… are used

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study might provoke the concerned bodies in to future research for better assessment in the case of religion.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY
Due to our world have large number of religion this research limited to assess only Christianity, Islam and Jewish.

Christianity, Islam and Juddism

Context of Christianity
What is Christianity? And major principles of Christianity

What is Christianity? Christianity is a religion based upon the teachings and miracles of Jesus. Jesus is the Christ. The word "Christ" means anointed one. Christ is not Jesus' last name. Jesus is the anointed one from God the Father who came to this world, fulfilled the Old Testament laws and prophecies, Christ died on the cross, and rose from the dead physically. He performed many miracles which were recorded in the Gospels by the eyewitnesses. He is divine in nature as well as human. Thus, He has two natures and is worthy of worship and prayer.
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Christianity teaches that there is only one God in all existence, that God made the universe, the Earth, and created Adam and Eve. God created man in His image. This does not mean that God has a body of flesh and bones. Image means the likeness of God's character, rationality, etc. Because we are made in the image of God, every person is worthy of respect and honor. Furthermore, this means that we did not evolve through random processes from a single celled organism into rational, emotional beings. God created Adam and Eve and put them in the Garden of Eden and gave them the freedom to choose between right and wrong. They chose to sin. Sin is doing that which is contrary to the nature and will of God. For example, God cannot lie; therefore, lying is sin. The sin of disobeying God that Adam and Eve committed resulted in them being expelled from the Garden of Eden as well as suffering the effect of death. As a result of their sin, their children and all of us inherited a sinful nature. In other words, our offspring are not perfect in nature -- we don't have to teach children to be selfish. They know it naturally. That which is sinful cannot produce that which is not sinful. Christianity teaches that God is a Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, not three Gods), that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead physically, that all people are under the righteous judgment of God because all people have sinned against God. It teaches that Jesus is the only way to be saved from the coming judgment of God and that salvation
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is received by faith in the work of Christ on the cross and not by anything that we can do to please God Where all other religions in the world teach that we must do some sort of good in cooperation with God in order to achieve the right to be in God's presence, Christianity is the only religion that teaches salvation by grace. This means that we are not made right before God by our efforts, sincerity, or works. Instead, we are made right before God by faith in what Christ did on the cross. Christianity further teaches that once a person is "born again" (becomes saved) that the Holy Spirit lives in that person and the person is changed: "Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come," (2 Cor. 5:17). This means that God actually lives in the person and the Christian then experiences a true and living relationship with God. Therefore, "What is Christianity?" is best answered by saying that it is a relationship with the true and living God through the person of Jesus Christ by whom we are forgiven of our sins and escape the righteous judgment of God.

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The Foundational Principles of Christianity

The Basics
There are five basic principles which constitute the foundational teachings of Christianity. They are, in effect, the five pillars of Christianity. They are listed here in chronological order.
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Inspiration and Inerrancy of Scripture Virgin birth and Deity of Christ Substitutionary atonement of Christ Bodily resurrection of Christ from the dead Second Coming of Christ Note that one or two Scripture references accompany each topic. These are meant as examples, not as exhaustive proofs. It is dangerous to build too much from a single verse. But that does not mean that there cannot be one representative verse for a subject (which is how this presentation should be taken). Remember, this site is for an overview of Christianity, not a thorough discussion. The Word of God The Bible was given by God and is Truth. God, the Creator and Ruler of this world and universe, has given us His Book, the Bible. The Bible is to serve as a guide for life.

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Jesus Christ is God The title just above this sentence pretty much says it all. There is more to it than just that, however, since He was also human. There is a verse given here to show that Jesus was a man, but that point does not seem to be doubted by anyone. This section is needed to counter the notion that Jesus was a good man, a good teacher, an angel, or what have you, but not God.
Jesus Christ Died for Your Sin When Jesus was executed by means of crucifixion, there was a divine reason. It was part of the death and resurrection of a perfect man, to take, in your place, punishment for your sin.

Jesus Christ Rose from the Grave The death of Jesus would be meaningless without His subsequent resurrection. Not only would He not be that much different from other men, but also He would not have as much authority to grant us freedom from eternal death. Everyone still must face the death of the body, but Christians do not need to fear the death of the soul. Jesus Christ Is Returning Someday The hope which motivates us as Christians comes from our future home in heaven. Those who have acknowledged Jesus as their Savior and Ruler will be welcomed to eternal glory with Him. No one can know when the transition from this temporary earth will occur, but we have the promise of it.
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Types of Christianity

∗ Protestant ∗ Catholic ∗ Orthodox

Protestantism, one of the three major
divisions of Christianity, the others being Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy. Protestantism began as a movement to reform the Western Christian church in the 16th century, resulting in the Protestant Reformation, which severed the reformed churches from the Roman Catholic Church. The declared aim of the original reformers was to restore the Christian faith as it had been at its beginning, while keeping what they thought valuable from the Roman Catholic tradition that had developed during the intervening centuries. The four main Protestant traditions that emerged from the Reformation were the Lutheran (known in continental Europe as Evangelical), the Calvinist (Reformed), the Anabaptist, and the Anglican. Despite the considerable differences among them in doctrine and practice, they agreed in rejecting the authority of the pope and in emphasizing instead the authority of the Bible and the importance of individual faith. The term Protestantism was given to the movement after the second Diet of Speyer (1529), an imperial assembly at which the Roman Catholic majority withdrew the tolerance granted to Lutherans at the first diet three years earlier. A
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protest was signed by six Lutheran princes and the leaders of 14 free cities of Germany, and Lutherans in general became known as Protestants. The term Protestant has gradually been attached to all Christian churches that are not Roman Catholic or part of the Orthodox or other Eastern Christian traditions. In the late 1990s the world had about 400 million Protestants (including some 64 million Anglicans), constituting about one-fifth of all affiliated Christians. The Protestant movement actually preceded the 16thcentury Reformation. Several dissident movements in the late medieval church anticipated the Reformation by protesting the pervasive corruption in the church and by criticizing fundamental Catholic teachings. Beginning in the 12th century, the Waldensians (see Waldenses), followers of the merchant Peter Waldo of Lyons, France, practiced what they believed to be the simple, uncorrupted Christianity of the primitive church. The movement, concentrated in France and Italy, survived violent official persecution, and during the Reformation many Waldensians adopted Calvinism. In the 1380s the Lollards arose in England, inspired by the teachings of the theologian John Wycliffe. Wycliffe denied the authority of morally corrupted church prelates, rejected transubstantiation and other traditional teachings, and advocated biblical faith. The Lollards suffered persecution but survived to play a role in the English Reformation. Wycliffe’s teachings strongly influenced the Bohemian reformer Jan Hus (John Huss), whose followers, called
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Hussites, reformed the Bohemian church and achieved virtual independence after Hus’s martyrdom in 1415. Many converted to Lutheranism in the 16th century. A number of conditions in 16th-century Europe account for the success of Martin Luther and the other reformers as compared to their predecessors. Both the Holy Roman emperor (see Holy Roman Empire) and the pope were declining in power and were preoccupied with the threat posed by the Ottoman Empire. The invention of printing in the 15th century made possible the rapid dissemination of the reformers’ ideas. Finally, the growth of secular learning, the rise of nationalism, and the increasing resentment of the pope’s authority among both rulers and ordinary citizens made people, especially in northern Europe, more receptive to Protestant teachings.

What is Jewish or Juedaism?

Context of Judaism
the Jews (also known as the people of Israel); one of the world’s oldest continuing religious traditions. The terms Judaism and religion do not exist in premodern Hebrew. The Jews spoke of Torah, God’s revealed instruction to Israel, which mandated both a worldview and a way of life—Halakhah. Halakhah derives from the Hebrew word “to go” and has come to mean the “way” or “path.” It encompasses Jewish law, custom, and practice. Premodern Judaism, in all its historical forms, thus
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Judaism, religious culture of

constituted (and traditional Judaism today constitutes) an integrated cultural system encompassing the totality of individual and communal existence. It is a system of sanctification in which all is to be subsumed under God’s rule—that is, under divinely revealed models of cosmic order and lawfulness. Christianity originated as one among several competing Jewish ideologies in 1st-century Palestine, and Islam drew in part on Jewish sources at the outset. Because most Jews, from the 7th century on, have lived within the cultural sphere of either Christianity or Islam, these religions have had an impact on the subsequent history of Judaism. Judaism originated in the land of Israel (also known as Palestine) in the Middle East. Subsequently, Jewish communities have existed at one time or another in almost all parts of the world, a result of both voluntary migrations of Jews and forced exile or expulsions (see Diaspora). According to the American Jewish Yearbook, the total world Jewish population in the year 2000 was estimated at 13.2 million, of whom 5.7 million lived in the United States, 4.8 million in Israel, 530,000 in France, and 438,000 in the former Soviet Union. These are the four largest centers of Jewish settlement. Other significant Jewish communities are found in Canada (360,000), Great Britain (276,000), Argentina (200,000), and South Africa (80,000).

Roman Catholic Church
The largest single Christian body, composed of those Christians who acknowledge the supreme authority of the bishop of Rome, the pope, in matters of faith. The word
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catholic (Greek katholikos) means “universal” and has been used to designate the church since its earliest period, when it was the only Christian church. The Roman Catholic Church regards itself as the only legitimate inheritor, by an unbroken succession of bishops descending from Saint Peter to the present time, of the commission and powers conferred by Jesus Christ on the 12 apostles. The church has had a profound influence on the development of European culture and on the introduction of European values into other civilizations. Its total membership in the late 1990s was about 1 billion (about 52 percent of the total number of affiliated Christians, or 16 percent of the world population). The church has its greatest numerical strength in Europe and Latin America but also has a large membership in other parts of the world. In keeping with early Christian traditions, the fundamental unit of organization in the Roman Catholic Church is the diocese, headed by a bishop. The church comprises nearly 2,000 dioceses and 561 archdioceses, which are more distinguished sees (areas of jurisdiction) that have certain responsibilities for governance in the dioceses attached to them. The major church in a diocese is the cathedral, where the bishop presides at worship and other ceremonies. The cathedral contains the bishop’s “throne” or “chair” (Latin cathedra), from which in the early church he preached to his congregation.

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Orthodox Church
One of the three historic and distinctive types of Christianity, along with the Roman Catholic Church and the diverse body of Protestant churches. Orthodoxy is the form of Christianity that developed first in the Eastern Roman Empire (which spanned present-day Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East) and later in the Slavic lands of eastern Europe. The Orthodox Church sees itself as the authentic continuation of the first Christian communities established by the apostles of Jesus in the cities of the ancient Mediterranean world and spread by missionary activity throughout eastern Europe. Today most Orthodox Christians live in Russia, eastern Europe, or on the Balkan Peninsula, but there are also large Orthodox communities in North and South America as well as Australia, and smaller numbers in western Europe, Africa, and Asia. By the year 2000 the Orthodox Church had about 210 million adherents throughout the world. Of these, about 15 million are Greek-speaking; the rest speak Slavic or other European languages, or Arabic. Alternative designations, such as Catholic Apostolic and Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, and Eastern Orthodox, are also used in reference to the Orthodox Church. Christianity began in the Roman Empire in the first century. It flourished especially in the eastern territories of the empire. By the end of the 4th century, it had become the official religion of the empire. By late in the 5th century the Roman Empire in the Latin-speaking West had fallen into political ruin, but it continued in the Greekspeaking eastern Mediterranean region for another thousand years, with a succession of emperors, a powerful
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army, and a lively Greek Christian culture. The later Roman Empire is commonly known as the Byzantine Empire, with its capital at the “new Rome” of Constantinople (now İstanbul, Turkey). After the 5th century the religious cultures of Greek-speaking and Latinspeaking Christians began increasingly to diverge, and cultural alienation set in. In 1054 the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians formally condemned one another for having introduced innovations into Christianity, and the alienation was given formal status as a schism (division). Since that time Christianity in eastern and western Europe has had decidedly different histories.
The Orthodox Church asserts that it professes the original Christian faith, transmitted accurately through the centuries from the time of the apostles. The word orthodoxy, in fact, comes from Greek words meaning “right belief.” The church finds this original faith in the Bible; in the writings of early church bishops or so-called fathers—such as Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, and Saint John Chrysostom; and in the ancient traditions of the church, especially as expressed in the rites of worship.

The Orthodox Church is very conservative in regard to doctrinal purity. Even so, this characteristic concern for continuity and tradition does not imply obsession with the past for its own sake, but rather a sense of identity and consistency with the original testimony of the apostles. The Holy Spirit, bestowed on the church at Pentecost, is seen as guiding the whole church “in all truth” (John 16:13). The power of teaching and
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guiding the community resides in certain ministries, particularly that of the bishop of each diocese, or certain institutions, such as councils. Nevertheless, because the church is composed not only of bishops, or of clergy, but of the whole laity as well, the Orthodox Church strongly affirms that the guardian of truth is the entire “people of God.”

The similarities and differences between various Christian churches including Roman Catholic Orthodox and Protestant churches?
The main differences are that the Orthodox Church was founded by Jesus Christ in the year 33 AD and has continued unchanged for more than 2,000 years, whereas the Roman Catholics were formed in 1054 AD and the Protestants were founded as late as 1517 by Martin Luther, and have split into literally thousands of groups since then. This does not mean that all Orthodox are going to heaven and all Protestants are going to hell. But it does show that they have a completely different history from their very foundation. Another major difference is that the Orthodox and Catholics honors the Blessed Virgin Mary and venerate holy icon, but the Protestants do not. Icons are venerated and honored (in the same way that we would honor a picture of our mother or father) but icons are not worshipped. Worship is reserved for God alone.
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The Protestants also place all their faith on the Holy Bible, whereas the Orthodox place equal emphasis on the Holy Bible and the Holy Tradition. The reason for this is because the Early Church for many centuries did not even have a Bible, let alone a printing press or a population that could read or write. So the oral traditions of the Apostles which they handed down to us became the Holy Tradition. After all, it was this same Holy Tradition of the Church that gave us the Holy Bible we have today, and this was many centuries before the Protestant groups had even emerged. The Roman Catholics place great emphasis on the Pope, whereas the Orthodox do not accept the supremacy of one man over the whole church, as this has never previously existed in the history of the church. The Pope is the head of the Roman Catholics whereas Jesus Christ is the head of the Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church has a collegial hierarchy of equal Patriarchs and other bishops who preside over church synods and councils, which is similar to what the Protestants have, who also do not have a Pope.

Historical background of Christianity in Ethiopia
The adoption of Christianity in Ethiopia dates to the fourth-century reign of the Aksumite emperor Ezana. Aksum's geographic location, at the southernmost edge of the Hellenized Near East, was critical to its conversion and development. The kingdom was located along major international trade routes through the Red Sea between India and the Roman empire. The story of Ezana's
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conversion has been reconstructed from several existing documents, the ecclesiastical histories of Rufinus and Socrates Scholasticus. Both recount how Frumentius, a youth from Tyre, was shipwrecked and sent to the court of Aksum. Frumentius sought out Christian Roman merchants, was converted, and later became the first bishop of Aksum. At the very least, this story suggests that Christianity was brought to Aksum via merchants. Ezana's decision to adopt Christianity was most likely influenced by his desire to solidify his trading relationship with the Roman empire. Christianity afforded the possibility of unifying the many diverse ethnic and linguistic peoples of the Aksumite kingdom, a goal of Ezana's leadership. Aksum was one of the earliest states to develop a coin system in order to service its sophisticated and prosperous economy. Emperor Ezana was the first world leader to put the cross on coins that are the earliest examples of Christian material culture from Ethiopia. Remains of distinctive Aksumite church architecture have been located in Aksum, Matara, and Adulis. These are oriented basilicas with stepped podia, which are accessed by a monumental set of stairs. These churches include an apse with lateral square chambers, introduced into the design of basilicas along the south coast of Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine by the fifth century. The construction of churches is believed to have served the religious needs of the new administrative and military officials settling in expanded territories. The growth of the Aksumite state ended after the Persian conquest of South Arabia, which displaced the trade routes of the Red Sea.
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While its origins are unclear, the Zagwe dynasty arose sometime during this period of reduced wealth and international prestige and probably lasted until 1270. The almost complete lack of surviving manuscripts makes it difficult to obtain a clear picture of the period. After the abandonment of Aksum, the previous political and economic capital, the city of Roha, now called Lalibela, was established as the ceremonial center of the Zagwe dynasty. Churches most likely based on Aksumite precedents were hewn out of living rock in the mountains of Lasta. The Church of the Redeemer, the largest and perhaps most famous church at Lalibela, may be an architectural copy of the Cathedral of Mary of Zion at Aksum. The interiors of these magnificent structures were covered with paintings and murals. Yekunno Amlak's overthrow of the reigning Zagwe dynasty in 1270 marks the beginning of the Early Solomonic period (1270–1530). Amlak based his claim to legitimacy on an alleged lineage with the ancient rulers of Aksum originating with King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. This period was one of dramatic social and cultural change and development. Extensive international trade returned to Ethiopia since Europeans were seeking alternatives to trading along Islamic-controlled routes. This resurgence lasted until the Portuguese rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Evoking the legend of King Solomon, rulers of this period established royal churches lavishly decorated with wall paintings, gold ornamentation, and precious fabrics. These included the famous rock-hewn churches of Tegre and Lasta. Through affiliations with monastic leaders, these secular rulers used artistic patronage, including the recruitment of
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European artisans, to establish their authority and enhance their prestige. This interface with Europe exposed Ethiopian artists to new mediums, technologies, and aesthetic sensibilities. These influences are reflected in wall paintings through a shift from rigid frontality and the widespread use of geometric patterning to a three-quarter pose, a greater fluidity of line, and the use of modeling to describe three-dimensional volumetric figures. This new style contained elements of both Byzantine and Italian prototypes. Monasteries, for example the Dabra Hayq Estifanos monastery in Amhara, were established as centers of learning. These complexes often contained extensive scriptoria for extraordinary illuminated manuscripts, of which very few survive. The labor-intensive work of the scriptorium was often considered a crucial dimension in a monk's spiritual training. There were many monasteries in the region of Lake Tana, including that of Fré Seyon, one of two known artists of this period. Seyon is credited with the development of the devotional Marian Icon images and style. Mary became an extremely important figure in the Ethiopian church when Emperor Zar'a Ya'eqob (r. 1434–68) mandated the reading of the Miracles of the Virgin Mary and that she be honored at most of the thirty feast days in the liturgical year. Zar'a Ya'eqob was particularly successful at utilizing the power of her visual imagery to publicly emphasize teachings about her centrality to Christian salvation. The Islamic jihads of 1531 through 1543 by the neighboring state of Adal destroyed many royal churches, libraries, and monasteries, resulting in the loss of all of
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their records. Rare examples of the extraordinary royal patronage of the Early Solomonic period that survived were preserved in extremely remote, inaccessible monasteries. A long period of chaos followed the Adalite invasion, including subsequent incursions by enterprising groups seeking to fill the power void left by the fall of the Aksumites. In the seventeenth century, the significantly reduced Christian empire established the new capital of Gondar. Until its assault by Tigray in 1769, Gondar was the spiritual, artistic, and political center of the empire and therefore was a site for the principle scriptoria and painters' workshops, as well as architectural innovations. While earlier Aksumite churches were circular, later constructions deliberately attempted to mimic those of the description of King Solomon's temple in the Old Testament. The churches built in Gondar have a square sanctuary with two aisles running along the periphery. The interiors are entirely covered in both murals and paintings that were commissioned by the wealthy elite in order to assist in their ascension to heaven. This was a period of intense artistic production, including, in particular, considerable quantities of icons devoted to the Virgin Mary. The Ethiopian royal dynasty remained intact until the overthrow in 1974 of Haile Selassie, the last Christian emperor, by a military coup.

Christianity to the Ethiopian society and its practices (division)
Ethiopia is the second-oldest Christian state in the world, after Armenia. Saint Frumentius of Tyre is said to have
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converted the King of Axum, King Ezana during the fourth century AD. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church, an Oriental Orthodox Church which is the largest Christian denomination in Ethiopia (it claims that 50% of the Ethiopian population are church members) and was part of the Coptic Orthodox Church until 1959, is the only precolonial Orthodox church in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the 1994 Census of Government and the CIA World Factbook, 61.6% of the Ethiopian population is Christian (these figures further state that 50.6% are Ethiopian Orthodox, various Protestant denominations (such as the Ethiopian Orthodox Tehadeso Church, P'ent'ay, and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, are 10.1%, and the Ethiopian Catholics constitute 0.9% of the population). However, data from surveys of the U.S. Department of States claim that just over 50% of the country is Christian (40 to 45% of the population belongs to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, about 10% are members of Christian evangelical and Pentecostal groups)

Context of Islam
What is Islam? And major principals of Islam

What is Islam?
Islam is an Arabic word that denotes submission, surrender, and obedience. As a religion, Islam stands for complete submission and obedience to Allah - that is why it is called Islam. The other literal meaning of the word "Islam" is "peace." This signifies that one can achieve real peace of body and of mind only through submission and
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obedience to Allah. Such a life of obedience brings peace of the heart and establishes real peace in society at large. Those who believe and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of God-indeed it is in the remembrance of God alone that the heart of man finds rest-those who believe and act righteously, joy is for them, and a blissful home to return to. (13: 28-29) This message was preached by all the Prophets of God, who guided man to the right path. But man not only veered away from the right path again and again, but also lost or distorted the code of guidance that the prophets had bequeathed. That was why other prophets were sent to restate the original message and guide man back to the right path. The last of these prophets was Mohammed, who Presented God's guidance in its final form and arranged to preserve it for all time. It is this guidance that is now known as Islam and is enshrined in the Qur'an and the life-example (Sunnah) of the Prophet. The basic Islamic concept is that the whole universe was created by God, whom Islam calls Allah, and who is the Lord and the Sovereign of the universe, which He Alone sustains. He created man and appointed for each human being a fixed period of life that he is to spend upon the earth. Allah has prescribed a certain code of life as the correct one for mankind, but has, at the same time, conferred upon man the freedom of choice as to whether or not he adopts this code as the actual basis of his life. One who chooses to follow the code revealed by God becomes a Muslim (believer) and one who refuses to follow it becomes a kafir (disbeliever).
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A man joins the fold of Islam by honestly believing in and professing faith in the oneness of God and the prophet hood of Mohammed. Both of these beliefs are epitomized in the kalimah (the article of faith): La ilaha illa Allah, Mohammed Rasul Allah. (There is no god except Allah; Mohammed is His Prophet.) The first part of the kalimah presents the concept of tawhid (the oneness of God) and its second part affirms the prophet hood of Mohammed.

What does Islam mean?
islam isn't just a title or name of a religion, it's also a word in Arabic which is rich in meaning and has many connections to other fundamental Islamic concepts. Understanding the concept of "Islam," or "submission," is critical to understanding the religion which derives its name from it — not only can it make critiques of Islam better informed, but there are in fact good reasons to critique and question Islam on the basis of the concept of submission to an authoritarian god. Islam, Submission, Surrender to God The Arabic term 'islam means "submission" and itself comes from the term 'aslama, which means "to surrender, resign oneself." In Islam, the fundamental duty of each Muslim is to submit to Allah (Arabic for "the God") and whatever Allah wants of them. A person who follows Islam is called a Muslim, and this means "one who surrenders to God." It is thus clear that the concept of submission to the will, desires, and commands and God is
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inextricably linked to Islam as a religion — it's an inherent part of the name of the religion, of the religion's followers, and of the basic tenets of Islam. When a religion originally develops in a cultural context where total submission to absolute rulers and total submission to the head of a family are taken for granted, it's hardly surprising that a religion would reinforce these cultural values and add on top of them the idea of total submission to a god. In modern society where we have learned the importance of equality, universal suffrage, personal autonomy, and democracy, though, such values seem out of place and should be challenged. Why is it good or appropriate to "submit" to a god? Even if we assume that some god exists, it cannot automatically follow that humans have any sort of moral obligation to completely submit or surrender to the will of this god. It certainly can't be argued that the sheer power of such a god creates such an obligation — it might be prudent to submit to a more powerful being, but prudence is not something that can be described as a moral obligation. On the contrary, if humans have to submit or surrender to such a god out of fear of the consequences, it merely reinforces the idea that this god is itself unethical. We must also remember the fact that since no gods appear before us to deliver instructions, submission to any "god" entails on a practical level submission to this god's selfappointed representatives as well as whatever traditions and regulations they create. Many criticize the totalitarian nature of Islam because it seeks to be an all-encompassing
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ideology which controls every aspect of life: ethics, manners, laws, etc. For some atheists, rejection of belief in gods is closely connected with believing that we need to reject all totalitarian rulers as part of the development of human freedom. Mikhail Bakunin, for example, wrote that "the idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty, and necessarily ends in the enslavement of mankind, in theory and practice" and that "if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish Him." Although the comments above focus on Islam in particular, they should not be percussive as limited solely to Islam. Other religions also teach that the most important value or behavior for believers is to submit to whatever that religion's god wants. Usually this principle is only made explicit by conservative and fundamentalist believers, but while more liberal and moderate believers may downplay the importance of this principle, none go so far as to teach that it's legitimate to disobey or ignore their god.

PRINCIPLES OF ISLAM
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BASIC BELIEF Allah Angles of Allah Books of Allah Messengers of Allah Al Qadar Akhirah
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PILLARS OF ISLAM 1. SHAHADA (The First Pillar of Islam) 2. SALAH (The Second Pillar of Islam) • Performance of Wudu • Adhan (call to prayer) • Iqamah • Performance of Salah 3. ZAKAT (The Third Pillar of Islam) 4. SAWM RAMADAN (The Fourth Pillar of Islam) 5. Hajj (The Fifth Pillar of Islam) • Pilgrimage has innumerable benefits • Manner of Ihram • After assuming the Ihram

PILLARS OF ISLAM
In Islam there are five basic duties which Muslims must perform. They are known as the five pillars of Islam (Arkanul Islam). These are: Shahadah, the establishment of prayer (Salah), the payment of Zakah (paying the poor due), the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah and Sawm Ramadan (fasting the month of Ramadan).

SHAHADA (The First Pillar of Islam)
“La llaha illal-lahu Muhammad resululah“ “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah“ This declaration is called “Shahadah”. 1. Shahadah means that there is only One Lord, Allah, the Creator, the Organizer, the Planner and the Sustainer of the Universe.
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2. Shahadah means that Allah has the most Beautiful Names and Qualities mentioned by the Qur’an or Prophet Muhammad (SAW). ALL names and qualities of Allah are taken without changing their meanings or neglecting them. We should keep in mind that ”Nothing is like unto Allah” (Qura’n 42:11). Therefore, it does not meet with Majesty of Allah to be confined with a time or a place and it is not accepted that Allah existed in any of His creation including Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). 3. Shahadah means that Muhammad (SAW) is the messenger of Allah, Allah Says: “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah and the seal of the prophets” (Qura’n 33:40). “And whatever the messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it and whatever he forbids you, abstain from it”. (Qura’n 59:1). “Say (O Muhammad) if you love Allah follow me Allah loves you” (Qura’n 3:31). Therefore, whatever any one says may be taken or rejected as to whether his sayings are in accordance with the Book of Allah (the Qura’n) or with the tradition of prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Sayings and deeds). In order to become a Muslim, you have to utter “Shahadah” by your tongue and your actions should confirm the meanings of Shahadah.

SALAH (The Second Pillar of Islam)
The second pillar of Islam is performing Salah (prayer). The Muslim is enjoined to perform five obligatory prayers every day to keep himself in relation with his Lord, to invoke and implore Him, and to refrain himself from committing lewdness or indecency. These prayers not only
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ensure psychological rest to the Muslim in this present life, but they also pave the way to him to gain eternal happiness in the hereafter. To perform prayer, one should be clean, wearing clean clothes and perform prayer in a clean place. The Muslim should always cleanse himself by pure water. He should remove all traces of stool, urine, or any other dirt. Before prayer the Muslim should perform Wudu (ablution). Prayer is the pillar of religion. It succeeds in importance the Shahadah Therefore, it is not only a duty on the Muslim to observe performing prayers from his maturity up to his death, but he should also order his household to perform it. He should also order his children to start practicing it from the time when they are 7 years old so that they may be accustomed to perform it. Allah Says: “enjoined on the believers.” (Qur’an 4:103).Performing prayers at fixed times has been The prophet (SAW) said: “The obligation which distinguishes betus and the unbelievers is prayer”. Therefore, whosoever resists prayer, becomes unbeliever. Prayer is a duty on the Muslim in all circumstances. Even if he is sick or frightened he should perform his daily prayers, standing, sitting or even lying. The five obligatory daily prayers are the Morning Prayer (Fajr), the noon prayer (Zuhr), the afternoon prayer (Asr), the evening prayer (Maghrib) and the night prayer (Ishaa).
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The time due to Morning Prayer begins at true dawn and extends until the sun rises. It should not be delayed beyond this span of time. The time for noon prayer starts from the Zawal (a little after the sun passes the meridian) and extends till one’s shadow becomes equal to its own length plus the length of its noon- time shadow. The time enjoined for afternoon prayer starts after the end of noonprayer time and extends until the sun turns yellow. One must hasten to perform it while the sun is still bright. The time for Maghrib prayer begins soon after sunsets and lasts till the disappearance of the twilight. Its performance should not be delayed. The time for Ishaa prayer begins after the disappearance of the twilight and lasts till midnight. If a Muslim delays one of these five prayers, he commits a grievous sin. He should turn to Allah in repentance and refrain himself from recommitting it. The Qura’n warns those who delay their prayers from its fixed times. “Woe unto those who pray but delay their prayers from its stated fixed time” (Quran 107: 7-4).

Performance of Wudu (Ablution)
Wudu is the act of washing those parts of the body that are generally exposed. The water should be pure clean and fresh with no change in its colour, taste and smell. Wudu is done as follows:

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1. Make a full intention of performing the Wudu for offering prayer and recite. “Bismillahir – rahmanir – rahim“, (in the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful). 2. Wash hands up to the wrists three times, passing the fingers in between each other. 3. Rinse your mouth with water three times. 4. Rinse the nostrils with water, sniffing up water and blowing it out.

5. Wash the face from the forehead to the chin bone and from ear to ear three times. 6. Wash the right arm followed by the left up to elbows three times.

7. Brush up the whole head with wet hands.
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8. Pass the wet tips of the index fingers inside and the wet tips of the thumbs outside the ears. 9. Wash the feet up to the ankles three times. The right foot is washed first and then the left, taking care to wash in between the toes. The same Wudu may be used for several prayers. However, if a Muslim urinates, defecates, passes wind or loses his consciousness for any reason after Wudu he should re-perform it again before prayer. If a Muslim is in a state of major impurity (discharged semen in erotic dreams, or practiced intercourse … etc), he should clean his body by taking a bath. Women also should carry out this cleansing bath to purify themselves after menstruation or childbirth. Allah has disburdened women and exempted them from performing prayer during menstruation and childbirth till blood stops (for a maximum of 40 days according to some scholars or 60 days according to others). If a Muslim is in a desert area or on a journey and finds no water, or if he fears that using water will harm him (because of sickness), he is permitted to purify himself by using good clean earth or sand instead of water. This is called, Tayammum, (purification with earth). It is done in the following way: you intend by heart to perform it, then you strike the dust (or sand) with your hands and wipe your hands over your face, your right hand by your left hand and your left hand by your right hand. Purification with earth is also permissible to women after the period of menstruation or confinement if water is not available, or if its could harm them.
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Adhan (call to prayer)
The person who gives the Adhan is called the mu’azzin (Caller). While calling for prayer, he stands in the Minaret or in the courtyard of the mosque, facing the Qiblah and raises his hands to his ears and calls out.

Iqamah
Iqamah is another call to prayer said just before the actual start of Salah. The following is aid (in Arabic language): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Allah is great twice. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah once. I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger once. Rush to prayer once. Rush to success once. The prayer has begun twice. Allah great twice. There is no god but Allah once. It is similar to Adhan except that after Hayya alal falah the following added:

Performance of Salah
A prayer consists of either two, three or four Raka’at: A Raka’at is performed in the following way:

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Stand erect, facing the direction of Ka’aba in makkah, and make the Niyyat (the intention) in your mind of what prayer you are about to offer, preferably uttering t to yourself, Raise both hands up to the ears and say: Bring them down or place the right hand upon the left below the chest and above the navel. 2. Recite the Opening Chapter of the Holy ura’n (the Fatiha): Alhamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen, ar-ahmanir-rahim, maliki yawm-id-deen, iyyaka na’abudu wa iyyaka nasta,een; ihdinas-siratal mustaqeema sirat-alla-zina an,ammta alayhim ghairil magh-doobi alayhim a-laddaaleen (ameen). The meaning of this glorious sura can be translated as follows: “In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the MostMerciful. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds The Most–Merciful the Most Compassionate. The Master of the
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Day of Judgment: You Alone we worship, and you Alone we ask for help. Show us the straight way, the way of those whom you have blessed, who have not incurred your displeasure, nor gone astray.” These verses of Quran, and all other verses, should be recited in Arabic language. Then recite a passage from the Holy Qur’an. For this purpose any one of the small chapters may be selected as, for instance, the chapter termed, ‘The Unity,” Bismillahir rahmanir rahim “Kul Huwallahu ahad, Allahus samad, lam Yalid wa lam yulad, wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad”. In the Name of Allah the Compassionate, the Most Merciful “Say: He is Allah, the One, Allah, the eternally besought of all. He begets not no is He begotten. And there is none comparable Unto Him“. 3. Say: “Allaho-Akbar” and bow down in Ruk’u and say thrice:

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Subhan Rabbiyal-azeem (How gloriois my Lord the Great).

4. Assume the standing position, letting the hands remain on the sides and say: (Allah has listened to him who has praised Him; Our Lord, praise be to you) 5. Saying” Allahu-Akbar” and prostrate to perform the Saidah, saying thrice: Subhan Rabbiyal-a’la (All glory be to my Lord, the Most High) 6. Raise yourself sitting for a which in a reverential posture, termed Jalsah and say once. Allahummaghfirli warhamni. (O Allah ! forgive me and have mercy upon me).

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Perform the second sajdah exactly in the same way as the first one. This finishes one Raka’at. 7. Say “ Allahu Akbar, stand erct once again, repeat all that done in the perfomance of the first Raka’at. 8. After the second Raka’at second Sajdan is over, say “Allahu-Akbar” and sit down in the reverential posture and recite.

10. If more than two Raka’at are to be performed, say “Allahu Akbar”, stand up again, and complete one two Raka’at as
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the case may be, sit down in the reverential posture which is also obviously adopted if the prayer consists of two Raka,at only. In that reverential posture, recite in addition to Tashahud, the Salawat 11. Turn your face to the right and say Assalamu-alaykum wa rahmatullah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah). Then turn it to the let and repeat the same. Here the prayer is complete. .

ZAKAT (The Third Pillar of Islam)
ALLAH ordained every Muslim who possesses a certain amount a certain amount of property to pay annually of these possessions the Zakah to the poor, or to the other categories mentioned in the Quran. The minimum amount in the gold liable to payment of zakat is 20 miskals ( miskal is equal to 4 68 grams ) and the minimum amount of Silver is 200 dirhams ( dirham is equal to 3.12 grams ) or an equivalent some of current money to these amounts. There is also a minimum amount for goods of commerce liable to payment of zakat as for grains, its minimum amount is 300 saa’a (about 650 kg ) .the minimum amount for real estates prepared for sale should be estimated in accordance with its value but if the real estate is prepared for lease, the estimation is consid ered in accordance with its rent. The annual amount of Zakah fixed on money, gold, silver and goods of commerce is 2.5% As for cereals grins and
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fruits, the fixed amount of Zakah fixed on money, gold, silver and of 10% the crop is the yield of an easily irrigated land (i.e. a land irrigated by rivers springs or rain). On the other hand if the land is irrigated with difficulty by man mad means as pump or other lifting apparatus, the amounts of Zakah become only 5% Zakah of grains fruits and crops is due at the harvest time. In case if a land yields two or other harvests annually, one should pay the Zakah for each harvest independently the amount of Zakah due on camels, cows, and sheep is explained in books dealing with this subject. Zakah is enjoined by the Qura’n. In fact, the Zakah has a wonderful social role. It soothes the poor’s feelings, satisfies their needs, and strengthens the bonds of mutual love among poor and rich. Zakah is not the only mean that Islam has used to maintain social solidarity and cooperation among Muslims, but Islam imposed also on the rich to support the poor at times of famines. Islam prohibits the Muslim form being sated with food while his neighbor is hungry. Islam enjoined also Zakat-al-fitr (fitrfeast-Due) on all Muslims and has made it a duty on every one of them to distribute a saa (a cubic measure) of elementary substances for himself and a similar saa for each one of those whom he supports, including his servants. The amount should be distributed among the poor, before the prayer of Feast day. Islam imposed also expiatory gifts on the Muslim who commits perjury (that is to feed ten poor or clothe them, or to fast thee days, if he is unable to feed or clothe the poor). The Muslim is commanded to perform his vows, and practice voluntary charity. Allah promised to give the best reward for those who spend their money for His sake. Their
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reward will not only be multiplied to ten folds, but to 700 folds, or even to a boundless number. On the authority of Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him), who said: The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There will be seven persons sheltered under the shade of Allah on the Day of Judgement when there will be no other shade be-besides His shade. They are: a just ruler; a young man who passes his youth in worship and service of Allah – the Lord of Honor and Glory ; one whose heart is perpetually attached to the mosque; two such persons who love each other for the sake of Allah, they joined together for His sake and parted for His sake; a man who is invited for sin by a rich beautiful woman but declines, saying: I fear Allah; One who gives charity in a secret way without making a show, in a way that his left hand does not know what his right hand spent; and one who remembers Allah in solitude so that his eyes overflow ( fill with tears).(Authentic Hadith)

SAWM RAMADAN (The Fourth Pillar of Islam)
The fourth pillar of Islam is to fast during the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Hijri calendar. Before the dawn of the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim in-tends to fast this month, and abstains every day from drinking, eating, or practicing sex till after the sun sets, He performs the fasting till the end of the month of Ramadan,
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fulfilling by that the commandment of Allah, and seeking His pleasure. Fasting has innumerable benefits. When man refrains himself from lusts, abstains from eating and drinking for the sake of Allah, he does this only for one purpose; this is to obey Allah, worship Him and fill his heart with Godfearing. Fasting has also innumerable hygienic, economic and social benefits which are perceived only be those who perform it with strong belief and sincere faith. The Quran states, “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be Godfearing”… “The month of Ramadan, in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of guidance and the criterion (of right and wrong), whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and who is sick or on a journey let him fast the same number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desire not hardship for you. You should complete the period and you should magnify Allah for having guided you and you may be thankful.” (Qur’an 2: 183 – 185). According to rules of the Qur’an and the prophetic traditions it is permissible for a sick Muslim, a Muslim travelling on a journey, a menstruating woman, or a confined woman not to fast, but to make up for what they missed.
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Foster-mothers and pregnant women are also permitted to break their fast if fasting will harm them or their babies, but they should compensate this fully by fasting other equal days. If man drinks or eats absent-mindedly which fasting, he should get out what is still in his mouth as soon as he remembers that he is fasting. In this case his fasting is not broken and he can continue his fasting.

Hajj (The Fifth Pillar of Islam)
Pilgrimage (Hajj) is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is a duty for a Muslim to perform pilgrimage to the House of Allah once in lifetime, however it is permissible to him to do pilgrimage voluntarily more than once.

Pilgrimage has innumerable benefits:
1. In fulfilling this service, man expresses his devotion to Allah, not only by performing rites which need physical effort, but he expresses also his deep spiritual devotion to Allah and spends of his money for His sake. 2. Pilgrimage is an annual Muslim-congress, attended by Muslims from all over the world. Muslims in pilgrimage meet in one place, Makkah, dressed in one uniform, worshipping Allah, the One God, and performing the same rites during the fixed period of Hijj. There is on discrimination between them since all are Allah’s bondsmen. No white man has preference over a black man, neither the rich over the poor. In this way, Muslims are acquainted one to the other, cooperate one with the other, and they remember the day when they will be resurrected and gathered before Allah who will account
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them for their deeds. Thus they prepare themselves for the Hereafter and do their best to obey Allah, their Lord. The Kaaba is the Qibla of all Muslims. They direct their faces towards it when they perform their prayers. It should be well-Known that all the rites of pilgrimage, as circumambulating round the kaaba, attending Arafat, Muzdalafa, and staying for several for several days in Mina have one objective that is to worship Allah according to the method He commanded during the time He fixed. Worshipping is neither dedicated to the Kaaba nor to any of these other places which are no more than objects created by Allah and that can never bring benefit or cause harm to any one. Worshipping is dedicated to Allah alone, the Lord of everything, Who alone has the Absolute Sovereignty and Power. According to Muslim faith, all forms of worshipping are enjoined by Allah and should never be based on individual judgement or taste. Therefore, hadn’t Allah commanded people to perform pilgrimage to the Sacred House at Makkah, Muslims would have never performed it. Allah say in the Qur’an: Performing Umra (a lesser pilgrimage) once in lifetime is also a duty that a Muslim should fulfil either in Hajj time or in any other time. It is not an indispensable duty for every Muslim to visit the Mosque of the prophet in Al-Madina in Hajj-time or in any other time, but this is an advisable deed and who performs it will be recompensed by Allah.
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The Muslim leaving for Madina intends to visit the mosque of the prophet. When he arrives there, he prays in mosque and then visits the tomb of the prophet (SAW). The visitor salutes the prophet politely and leaves the place adopting by that the same manner that the companions of the prophet used to do. He should not ask the prophet or supplicate for any thing from him. In fact those who supplicate the prophet (SAW) for help or ask him for what they need, are committing idolatry and the prophet is innocent of their ill deeds. After visiting the prophet’s mosque the pilgrim visitor also visits the tombs of Baqeih. He should ruin his noble pilgrimage .The prophet (saw) said: whatever flesh that comes grow out of illicit gains is rather doomed to Hellfire. It also advisable for the pilgrimage to select a man of good faith to accompany him on the pilgrimage- journey. The pilgrim, whether travelling by car or train, assumes the Ih-ram as soon as he arrives at the miqqat (the station for Ihram), and the pilgrim by plane, assumes Ihram when he approaches the miqqat. According to prophetic traditions, there are five mawaqit (five stations for Ihram): 1. Zul Hulaifa ( abyar ali): for pilgrims from madina. 2. Al- Jahfa, place near, rabigh, for people coming from the direc-tions of Syria, egypt and maghrib. 3. Qarn al- manazil, for peolep coming from najd, al-Taif and oth-er regions of that direction. 4. Zat Irq, for people coming from Iraq. 5. Yal, for people coming yemen.

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These mawaqit are not only people coming from the above- mentioned regions, but for those who travel by these ways. As for inhabitants of Makkah and those who live within the area bounded by these mawaqit, they assume their Ihram from their homes?

Historical background of Islam
In the Arabic language, the word Islam means “surrender” or “submission”—submission to the will of God. A follower of Islam is called a Muslim, which in Arabic means “one who surrenders to God.” The Arabic name for God, Allah, refers to the God worshiped by Jews and Christians. Islam’s central teaching is that there is only one all-powerful, all-knowing God, and this God created the universe. This rigorous monotheism, as well as the Islamic teaching that all Muslims are equal before God, provides the basis for a collective sense of loyalty to God that transcends class, race, nationality, and even differences in religious practice. Thus, all Muslims belong to one community, the umma, irrespective of their ethnic or national background. Within two centuries after its rise in the 7th century, Islam spread from its original home in Arabia into Syria, Egypt, North Africa, and Spain to the west, and into Persia, India, and, by the end of the 10th century, beyond to the east. In the following centuries, Islam also spread into Anatolia and the Balkans to the north, and sub-Saharan Africa to the south. The Muslim community comprises about 1 billion followers on all five continents, and Islam is the fastest50

growing religion in the world. The most populous Muslim country is Indonesia, followed by Pakistan and Bangladesh. Beyond the Middle East, large numbers of Muslims live in India, Nigeria, the former republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and China. One of the reasons for the growth of the Muslim community has been its openness to new members. Children born to Muslim parents are automatically considered Muslim. At any time, a non-Muslim can convert to Islam by declaring himself or herself to be a Muslim. A person’s declaration of faith is sufficient evidence of conversion to Islam and need not be confirmed by others or by religious authorities Around the year AD 570 Muhammad, the founding prophet of Islam, was born in Mecca, at the time the central city of the Arabian Peninsula. Some 40 years later Muhammad started preaching a new religion, Islam, which constituted a marked break from existing moral and social codes in Arabia. The new religion of Islam taught that there was one God, and that Muhammad was the last in a series of prophets and messengers. Through his messengers God had sent various codes, or systems of laws for living, culminating in the Qur’an (Koran), the holy book of Islam. These messengers were mortal men, and they included among many others Moses, the Hebrew prophet and lawgiver, and Jesus, whom Christians believe to be the son of God rather than a prophet. During the early 7th century, a trader named Muhammad was meditating in a cave near Mecca in what is now Saudi Arabia, when he experienced a vision of the archangel
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Gabriel who declared Muhammad to be a prophet of God. Other revelations followed, and Muhammad began to preach to others, reciting in verse the instructions he had received from God. These revelations became the Koran, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this passage from Muhammad’s teachings, he teaches his followers, called Muslims, to lead a righteous life through their faith and works. Islam also taught that the Christian Bible (which includes the Hebrew Bible as the Old Testament and an additional 27 books referred to as the New Testament), and the Qur'an were all holy books. According to the Qur’an, the two earlier Scriptures had been altered over time from their original forms given by God, while the Qur'an would remain perfect, preserved by God from such distortion. In addition to distinguishing itself from the Hebrew and Christian traditions, the new religion taught that the God of Islam had provided humanity with the means to know good from evil, through the prophets and the Qur’an. Therefore, on the Day of Judgment people will be held accountable for their actions. Muhammad’s teachings met with severe and hostile opposition, and in the year 622 he left Mecca and sought refuge in the city of Yathrib, as a number of his followers had already done. Upon Muhammad's arrival, the name Yathrib was changed to Medina (meaning “the city”). The date of Muhammad's immigration was later set as the beginning of the 12-month lunar Islamic calendar.

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Historical background of Islam in Ethiopia
There is a common and established image and understanding about the spread of Islam in the world. Several people including intellectuals who write on the issue assume that Islam is a militant religion. Samuel P. Huntington, for example, in his so called thesis of “clash of Civilizations”, described Islam as a militant religion starting from its origin. However, one can find Ethiopia, the first country, which allowed the migrants of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to exercise their faith peacefully. His Eminency Dr. M. N Alam 43rd direct dissecent of the Prophet of Islam, president of the world spiritual assembly New York USA, UN Head Quarter Permanent representative of the UNECA, Addis Ababa since 1985 and 2004 visited this country. He has been here for the great respect of king Nejash and his contribution for the Prophet of Islam. I am lucky that I got to know him and took several life changing knowledge and experience. While I was trying to grasp knowledge of Islamic thought, His Eminency told me that, Ethiopia is a shelter for the good people as well as for the bad people. This shows that this country is an umbrella for those who were following the doctrine of Islam and for those who couldn’t find a place in their home place. During that time the king who ruled Abyssinia was a Christian king. This paper deals with biography of this great king Nejash. He was the contemporary of Prophet Mohammed. It was during his time that Arabian society including near and dear relatives of the Prophet Mohammed refused to accept Islam, which was introduced for the first time then by the last prophet of Islam and mankind. Because of this, the Prophet of Islam sent his people to Abyssinia. The king received them and asked about their faith, they answered that it is a
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monotheistic belief by refering some versions of the Holy Quran. His Eminency Dr. Alam’s opinion is that “human being is a crown creation of God. Descendents of Abraham, the Jewish, Christian and Muslim are cousin brothers”. The king was convinced by Islamic teaching in accordance of the holy Quran and allowed them to practice their religion in the Abyssinian territory. So that today, in Ethiopia there are approximately 50% Muslim population while there are 20% Muslims in the African region. Since then Islam has been practiced peacefully in all parts of Ethiopia. Till now there is a 100% freedom of the practice of Islam due to the current government’s effort of religious freedom in the country. In the later days, the king himself was convinced by Islam and became a believer of the faith “The first Muslims in Ethiopia were refugees from Mecca, persecuted by the new leading tribe, the reactionary Quraysh. They were honerly received by the ruler of Ethiopia, whom Arabic tradition was named Ashama ibn Abjar, and he settled them in Negash. Located in the northern Tigray province, Negash is the historical center of Islam in Ethiopia and parts of East Africa” Berry (1991). Due to this, The Prophet of Islam ordered all Muslims not to declare Jihad on Ethiopia. What makes Islam peculiar in Ethiopia, unlike from the rest of the world, is that, in the first place it was preached, spread and accepted peacefully throughout the whole territory of Ethiopia. Secondly, Islam always co-existed in peace with other religions. That is why that one can find family members in Ethiopia who exercise different religions in the same roof. I will try to say more on Islam and Ethiopia in the near future. This paper assess the background of the introduction of Islam to
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Ethiopia (the then Abyssinia). For this reason the lion’s share of the story gives emphasis on King Nejash.

KING NEJASH (Negash) OF ABISSYNIA
(Most powerful Christian King became Muslim over 1400 years ago by the influence of the founder of Islam, the Prophet Mohammad (SAW), the first refugee Asylum proclaimed and introduced to the world history)

There is a common and established image and understanding about the spread of Islam in the world. Several people including intellectuals who write on the issue assume that Islam is a militant religion. Samuel P. Huntington, for example, in his so called thesis of “clash of Civilizations”, described Islam as a militant religion starting from its origin. However, one can find Ethiopia, the first country, which allowed the migrants of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) to exercise their faith peacefully. His Eminency Dr. M. N Alam 43rd direct descendent of the Prophet of Islam, President of the World Spiritual Assembly, UN Head Quarter, New York, USA, Permanent representative of the UNECA, Addis Ababa since 1985 and 2004 visited this country. He has been here for the great respect of king Negash and his contribution for the Prophet of Islam. His Eminency expressed that, Ethiopia is a shelter for the good people as well as for the bad people. This shows that this country is an umbrella for those who were following the doctrine of Islam and for those who couldn’t find a place in their home place. During that time the king who ruled Abyssinia was a Christian king. This paper deals with biography of this great king Negash. He was the
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contemporary of Prophet Mohammed (SAW). It was during his time that Arabian society including near and dear relatives of the Prophet Mohammad (SAW) refused to accept Islam, which was introduced for the first time then by the last prophet of Islam and mankind. Because of this, the Prophet of Islam sent his people to Abyssinia. The king received them and asked about their faith, they answered that it is a monotheistic belief by peacefulness and recited some verses of the Holy Quran. His Eminency Dr. Alam’s opinion is that “human being is a crown creation of God. Descendents of Abraham, the Jews, Christians and Muslims are cousin brothers”. The king was convinced by Islamic teaching in accordance of the holy Quran and allowed them to practice their religion in the Abyssinian territory. So that today, in Ethiopia there are approximately 55% Muslim population while there are 20% Muslims in the African region. Since then Islam has been practiced peacefully in all parts of Ethiopia. Till now there is a 100% freedom of the practice of Islam due to the current government’s effort of religious freedom in the country. In the later days, the King Negash himself was convinced by Islam and became Muslim. “The first Muslims in Ethiopia were refugees from Mecca, persecuted by the new leading tribe, the reactionary 0o3. They were honorly received by the ruler of Ethiopia, whom Arabic tradition was named Ashama ibn Abjar, and he settled them in Negash. Located in the northern Tigray province, Negash is the historical center of Islam in Ethiopia and parts of East Africa” Berry (1991).
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Due to this, The Prophet of Islam ordered all Muslims not to declare Jihad on Ethiopia. What makes Islam peculiar in Ethiopia, unlike from the rest of the world, is that, in the first place it was preached, spread and accepted peacefully throughout the whole territory of Ethiopia. Secondly, Islam always co‐existed in peace with other religions. That is why that one can find family members in Ethiopia who exercise different religions in the same roof.
For centuries, the then Abyssinia, Ethiopia had been remembered as an Orthodox Christian state. There was no separation of state and religion, secularism. This makes the perception towards this state is that; Ethiopia is a state of Christians. It is true that several brutal rulers of the kingdom slaughtered Muslims. It is also true that Muslims were considered as secondary citizens. In addition, forceful conversion of their belief to Christianity was evident particularly during the reign of King Yohannes 4th.

This kind of system and perception towards the system does not only have domestic consequences. In addition, the perception and understanding of the international community towards Ethiopians Muslims has been blurred. People know Ethiopia by its Christian kingdom and Christian kings. Due to lack of the separation of state and religion, also, the history of this country was recorded by the church.

King Nejash
Since Ethiopians evacuated from Yemen, the relationship with the Arabian Peninsula was interrupted. According to several Arabian authentic history and resourceful record, between the years 575-630 G.C, there were two attention57

seeking kings in Ethiopia. The first king was ruling the state of Abissinya or the Habesha peole before the Holy Koran came in to existence as a guiding document of human beings. The second one lived during the era of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The former one was known by the name Abhar while the latter’s name is Ashama Ibn Abhar. Ashama had a friendly relationship with the Arab world. After a successful coup detats on the throne of king Abhar, he was assassinated. Architects of the coup brought his brother to the throne (who was the uncle to Ashama). Due to the fear of revenge from Ashama for his father’s death, they excluded him from rivalry to power. According to Abubakar Bin Abdurahuman, Prophet Mohammed’s beloved wife Aisha (RA) said, “Except Nejash (Ashama), Abhar had no child at all. But his uncle who became a king had twelve sons and daughters. They were all members of the Habesha Royal family. The coups d’état and assassination was also based on this calculation of lack of children except one Nejash”. The young Nejashi was obliged to live with his uncle. During his childhood, he was smart and able to attract the attention of his uncle. This success and attention seeking created insecurity within the coup makers. They demanded his uncle to avoid him or warned that they will kill Nejash. The king (his uncle) refused the plan of the assassination. And he suggested them to make Nejashi far away from the territory of their state. They took him to the market and sold him as a slave for 6 dihram and send him by boat to abroad. During the same night, the king was dead by a wave while he was praying in order to get a rainfall. All the sons of the king were unfit to the Palace. There were demands to appoint Al-Nejash as a king. Most
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people agreed on the suitability of his ability to become the king’s successor. “The responsibility of the kingship can only be accomplished by the boy who was sold this morning. If you are concerned for the Habesha people, bring him back.” Suggestions were strong like this. By hardship they somehow found Prince Nejash and bring him back to the capital city. They gave him the throne. And he stayed as a king of Habesa until he passed away by the 9th year of the Hijira (Muslim calendar), as Prophet Mohammed migrated from Mecca to Medina. There are several names that are sited in different historical documents. For example Pankhurst and Hancock call him Armah. Tadesse identified him as AL-Asmaha, son of Abdjar and father of Arma. Munnro Hay refers to him as Asmaha Ibn Abjar. And others called him as Ashama, the Kings local name. His Eminency Dr. Alam 43rd direct decendent of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) acknowledged the information from the Hadis and several references of Islamic scholars quoted as the king Nejash as a great King of Abissynia became a Muslim in the beginning of the 7th Century from the Prophet Mohammed influence. After the king received Islam, the Prophet Mohammed put his name as Ahmed Al- Negash. His family members also accept Islam. And he was died after 15 years he left his kingdom of Aksum to Wukro which is found 60 kilo meters north of Mekele. He established spiritual kingdom with Negash’s new vision of Islam to preach Islam around the Abyssinian territories and across the African countries of Algeria, morocco, South Africa, Mauritania, Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria, and other African territories. King Nejash died in 630 AD in his spiritual kingdom of Negash town and he was lay
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down in front of the Negash mosque with Prophet Mohammed’s important suhabis. They were trying to cross to Mecca but due to their old ages they are sick by the undesirable mysterious diseases. So that he couldn’t attend Haji (pilgrimage) and had no chance to meet the Prophet Mohammed directly. But his near and dear children and relatives succeeded to meet the Prophet in Medina, 630kms from the Holy city of Mecca. When the Prophet received the messages of the death of King Ahmed Al-Negash Prophet with his Caliphs and followers celebrate the prayer Gavai of Jenaza in holy Medina mosque. We feel proud the powerful orthodox Christian king become a Muslim caliph for African region. He preached Islam about 15 years in the African territories including Abyssinia. So that today 55% Muslim in Ethiopia. 95% in Cameroon, 65% in Nigeria, 80% in Sudan, 25% in Kenya are believed to be Muslim citizens. R. Rudol Unf (western scholar who studied the Arabian and Ethiopian History), in his book, 2nd edition page 249: stated that “Historians agreed that, there was a king during the Era of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Ethiopia by the Name Asmaha (Armaha II). There are archiological findings of coins minted by his name. The text on the coins reads as ‘king Armaha, the kind and peaceful one.’ Asmaha (Armaha II) is another name of King Nejash. The administration of the king prevailed justice and peace in the territories.

Major practice of Islam in Ethiopia The First March to Ethiopia
In the book written on the biography of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), Ibn Eshaq said the following:
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“The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) realized that he could not protect his followers form the attacks, and said ‘go to the Habesha, there is a Christian king there. There is justice in his kingdom. Habesha is the land of truth. Therefore, go there until we achieve victory with the help of Allah’ ”. Amu Aymen, an Ethiopian woman, had influenced the psychology of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). She was the slave of Abdalah Bin Abdul Mutolib. She was there when Abdalah married the prophet’s mother, Amina. In addition, Amu Aymen was behind Amina when she gave birth to the Prophet. While Amina went to visit her relatives in Medina, Amu Aymen feed her breast to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Amina could not come back to Mecca, rather passed away while she was in the middle of her journey. Since then, Amu Aymen along with Arabian mother Halima, became the second mother of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). She nourished the Prophet while he was living with his grandfather Abdel Mutolib and his uncle Abu Tualib. The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) witnessed this after he became matured by saying “she has been my second mother”. This historical attachment made the Prophet to love and to have a positive attitude towards Habeshians. Therefore, Islam was introduced to Ethiopia before the majority sections of the quraysh societies in Mecca accepted it. The Prophet sent his relatives and intimate friends to Ethiopia (Habesha) due to the above-mentioned strong attachments that created confidence to him on the king and his people. By the leadership of Osman Bin Afwan, third Kalif of Islam and son in law of Prophet Mohammed along the Prophet’s daughter 120 people among them 26 are women, left Mecca to Abissynia.
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Habesha became the first Diaspora for Islam. It was not a simple incident; rather there was prior trade and economic ties between the Habeshans and the Arab world. The first march (Hijira) in 615 AD had a group of eleven men and four women. The list of the Sahhbas who migrated to Ethiopia in the first march includes the following. 1. Osman Bin Affan 2. Rukya Bint Resul (Mohammed)-The wife of Osman 3. Abu Huzeyfa Bin Outba 4. Shelet Bin seid-wife of Abu Huzeyfa 5. Zubeyr Bin Al-Awam 6. Musab Bin Oumr 7. Abdurahman Bin Awuf 8. Abu Selemah Bin Abdel Ased 9. Amu Selemah- wife of Abu Selmah 10. Ousman Bin Mezun 11. Amir Abin Rebiah-Leader of the group 12. Layla Bint Abi Asmah –Wife of Amir In the second hijirra to Al-Nejash there were 83 men and 11 women who started their life in Ethiopia.

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How Nejash Treated the Immigrants? The Quraysh Messengers
Fearing the spread and preach of Islam in Ethiopia, the Kureish people send delegates to Ethiopia (Al-Nejash). Two persons were selected. 1. Abdalah Bin Abi Rebiah 2. Amr Ibnel As They also came up with lots of gift to Al-Nejash and the priests. During this time Abu Tualib was disturbed because his son Jafer was in Ethiopia. Therefore, Abu Tualib (the Prophet’s grandfather) sent a message to AlNejash in a form of poem, which demanded the safe living of the Muslims in Ethiopia or return back them. Abdellah and Amr demanded Nejash not to accept those Muslims who betrayed their society and their traditional belief. And the priests supported them because of the gifts that they brought in. The king (Nejash) sent delegates to the Muslims who were living in Ethiopia and Jafer (the spoken person of the Muslims) answered the questions by going in presence to the king. “We were ignorant, we believed in the gods, we ate dead animals those which are not halal), we performed adultery, we commonly had conflict with our relatives, abuse women, we didn’t like our neighbors. But Allah (SW) sent us the messenger and made us one under the umbrella of Islam and the Glorious Holy Quran” said Jafar. The king asked Jafer if he has any document, which is given from Almighty God to Mohammed (PBUH). He said, “YES” and read them “Suretul Meryem”, the chapter of description of Jesus Christ and his Holy virgin mother. King Nejash cried and the Priests also cried and
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Nejash said, “This has similar source with the message that was brought by Jesus Christ. My religion and your religion Islam are almost same. I am very glad to say that to my council of Ministers, the prophet Mohammed followers and relatives may stay in Abyssinia in peace as long as they want. God Bless them”. The Holywood film, “the Message, the Story of Islam” in a CD. Then, Nejash refused the demands of Amr and Abdelah Bin Rabiah and expel them immediately from Abyssinia. According to sources the king said to them “If you have given a mountain of gold, I would not give up these people who have taken asylum with me”. Then, King Nejash cut of the relation with Abu Sufian who was the Kuraysh leader and king of Saudi Arabia. Considering the actions of that king at that point in time, we can say that, King Nejash is the one who introduced political asylum, care for refugee, human rights protection and care for the human nature irrespective of any prejudice or bias.

Their Relation after Islam achieved Victory
The relationship between Nejash and Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) created a very tight friendly and peaceful relationship between the Muslims and Christians in Ethiopia. According to several sources the Holy Quran also acknowledged the actions of Nejash. And the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said that: “In the Holy Kuraan, we found the positive contributions of Christians. It is concerned with king Nejash and his colleagues”. In the first Hijira, I mentioned the issue of messengers who were sent from The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to King Nejash. In this section in will focus on the list of members of the Sahbas and Sahabyat. Their number
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amounts 94 Sahbas and 26 female Sehabyat. They are all listed as follows

The list of Sahabas who came to Ethiopia:
1. Arbed Ibn Humeyr 2. Aswed Bin Newfel 3. Beshir Bin Al-Haris 4. Temin Bin Al-Haris 5. Jafer Bin Abu-Tualib He was the spokesperson of the delegates and he was very articulate in his speeches. He lost his hands during the war He was shot more than 70 times while he was dead 6. Jehim Bin Keys Bin Abd 7. Al –Haris Bin Al-Haris 8. Al-Haris Bin Halid Bin Sohir 9. Haris Bin Abd Bin keys 10. Hatib Bin Al-Hirs 11. Hatib Bin Amr Bin Abdshems 12. Hajaj Bin Hars Bin Keys 13. Hetuab Bin Al-Hars Bin Muimer 14. Halid Bin Hazam Bin Huweylid
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15. Halid Bin Seid Ibnul As  He accepted Islam following Abubeker Sediq 16. Huneys Bin Huzafa Bin Keys 17. Zubeyr Bin Al-Awam 18. Saib Bin Al-Hars Bin Keys 19. Saib Bin Mezur Bin Habib 20. Seid Bin Hewla Bin Amir 21. Seid Bin Abdeyn Keys Bin Lukeyt 22. Seid Bin Al-Hars Bin Keys Bin Seid 23. Seid Bin Amir At-Temimiy 24. Sufiyan Bin Amir Bin Rezik 25. Sekran Bin Amr Bin Abdshems 26. Selemet Bin Hisham Bin Mugirah 27. Selit Bin Amr Bin Abdshems 28. Sehl Bin Wehib Bin Rebiah Bin Amr 29. Sehil Bin Wehb Ibn Rebiah Bin Amr 30. Suweybit Bin Seid Bin Hermelah Bin Malik 31. Shejai Bin Abi Wehib Bin Wehib Bin Rebia 32. Shemenas Bin Ousman Bin Sherid Bin Haremiyi 33. Tolib Bin Azhar Bin Abd
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34. Tuablib Bin Oumeyr Bin Wehil Bin Abd 35. Amir Bin Rebiah Bin Kaib Bin Malik 36. Amir Bin Abdeluah Bin Al-Jerrah Bin Hilal • He is one of those who were confirmed to be in the Heaven

37. Amir Bin Malik Bin Uhaib Bin Abdmenaf 38. Ubeydulah Bin Jehish Bin Rebab Bin Yeimer 39. Abdelah Bin Hirs Bin Keys Bin Adey 40. Abdelah Bin Huzafah Bin Keys Bin Adey 41. Abdelah Bin Sufian Bin Abdel Ased Bin Helal 42. Abdelah Bin Sahil Bin Amr 43. Abdelah Bin Abdel Ased Bin Hilal 44. Abdelah Bin Mehremah Bin Abdeluziza 45. Abdelah Bin Mesud Bin Gafil Bin Hubeyb 46. Abdelah Bin Meziun Bin Habib Bin Wehib 47. Abdelah Bin Mugera Bin Muaykeb 48. Abdurahman Bin Awf Bin Abdawf He has been remembered in his Islamic charity 49. Abd Bin Jehsh Bin Rebab Bin Yeimer 50. Utbet Bin Gezwan Bin Jebir Bin Wehif
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51. Utbet Bin Mesud Bin Gafil Bin Habib 52. Usman Bin Rabiah Bin Ahban Bin Wehib 53. Usman Bin Abd Bin Genem Bin Zehir 54. Usman Bin Sherid Bin Suweyd 55. Usman Bin Affan Bin Abel As Bin Ummeyah 56. Usman Bin Mezun Bin Habib Bin Wehib 57. Adiy Bin Nedlah Bin Abdeluzza Bin Harsan Bin Awf 58. Urwet Bin Asaseh (Ibn Abi Asaseh) Bin Abdeluzza 59. Ammar Bin Yasir Bin Amir Bin Malik Bin Kinanar 60. Omer Bin Sufian Bin Abdelased Bin Hilal Bin Abdelah 61. Omer Bin Umeya Bin Hirs Bin Ased Bin Abdeluzza 62. Amr Bin Umeya Bin Huweylid Bin Abdelah 63. Amr Bin Al-Jehim 64. Omer Bin Abi Serh Bin Rabiah Bin Hilal Bin Malik 65. Amr Bin Seid Bin Al-As Bin Umeya Bin Abdshems 66. Amr Bin Al-As Bin Wail Bin Hashim Bin Seid 67. Amr Bin Usman Bin Keib Bin Seid Bin Teym 68. Omer Bin Rebab Bin Huzeyfah 69. Ayyash Bin Amr 70. Ayyad Bin Zehir Bin Abi Shedad Bin Rebiah Bin Hilal
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71. Firas Bin Nedir Bin Hirs Bin Ilkima Bin Kuldah 72. Kudamah Bin Mezun Bin Habib Bin Wehib Bin Huzafah 73. Keys Bin Huzafah Bin Keys Bin Ady Bin Seid Bin Sehim 74. Keys Bin Abdelah 75. Malik Bin Zemah Bin Keys Bin Abdshemis Bin Abdowd 76. Malik Bin Wehib Bin Abdemenaf Bin Zahra Bin Kilab 77. Muhamya Bin Juzi Bin Abdyegus Bin Uweyj Bin Omer 78. Musab Bin Omer Bin Hashim Bin Abdmenaf Bin Abdedar 79. Mutolib Bin Azhar Bin Abdawf Bin Abdel Hirs Bin Zahra 80. Muateb Bin Awf Bin Amir Bin Al-Fedl Bin Afif 81. Meimer Bin Al-Hirs Bin Keys Bin Ady Bin Seid Bin Sehim 82. Meimer Bin Abdelah Bin Nedlah Bin Abdel Uzaz Bin Harsan 83. Muaykib Ibn Abi Fatimet 84. Mikdad Bin Amr Bin Seileba Bin Malik Bin Sherid Bin Rebiah 85. Nebih Bin Osman Bin Rebiah Bin Wehib Bin Huzafah 86. Hebar Bin Sufian Bin Abdel Ased Bin Hilal Bin Abdelah
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87. Hisham Bin Abi Huzeyfa Bin Mehishem Bin MUgira 88. Hesham Bin Alas Bin Wail Bin Hisham 89. Yezid Bin Zemia Bin Al-Aswed Bin Mutolib Bin Ased 90. Abu Huzeyfa Bin Utba Bin Rebia Bin Abd Shems Bin Abdmenaf 91. Abu Rum Bin Umeyr Bin Hashim Bin Abdmenaf Bin Abddodar 92. Abu Sebret Bin Bbi Rehm Bin Abdel Uzza Bin Abi Keys Bin Abd 93. Abu Fekiha Mewla Beni Abdedar 94. Abu Keys Ibnel Hirs Bin Keys Bin Adiy Bin Seid Bin Sehim

The Women Sohabyat Who came to Ethiopia
1. Asmai Bint Selema (Bint Mehrem Bin Jendel Bin Abir Bin Nehshel) 2. Asmai Bint Umeys Bin Meibed Ibnel Hirs Bin Keib Bin Teym Bin Malik 3. Umeyma Bint Helef Bin Asad Bin Amir Bin Beyaduah Bin Sebi 4. Bereket Bint Yesar 5. Hasna Amu Shurehbil
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6. Hamnet Bint Jehsh Bin Rebab 7. Hewlet Bint Aswed Bin Huzeyman 8. Raituah Bint Alhirs Bin Habilah Bin Amir Bin Keib Bin Seid 9. Rukyah Bint Muhammed, Daughter of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) 10. Remlah Bint Abu Sufian Bin Sohir Bin Harb Bin Umeya Bin Abdshems 11. Remlah Bint Abi Awf Bin Subeyret Bin Seid 12. Zeyneb Bint Jehsh Bin Reyyab 13. Sehlet Bint Sehil Bin Amr 14. Sewda Bint Zem’a Bin Keys Bin Abdshems Bint Abdwd Bin Nesr 15. Omra Bint Sedy Bin Wekdan Bin Abdshems Bin Abdwd 16. Fatimet Bint Al-MujelilBin Abdelah Bin Keys Bin Abdwd 17. Fatimet BinT Sofwan Bin Umeya Bin Muhris Bin Sheq 18. Fekiha Bint Yesar 19. Qehtom Bint Alkemah Bin Abdelah Bin Abikeys 20. Leyla Bint Abi Hasma Bin Huzeyfa Bin Ganim Bin Amir 21. Hamiyet Bint Khalid (Khelef) 22. Hend Bint Abi Umeyah
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23. Amu Habiba Bint Jehsh Bin Rebab Al-Asedya 24. Amu Kulsum Bint Sehil Ibn Amr 25. Amu Yekezot Bint Alkima Amu Selit Bin Selit 26. Amu Aymen Bereket Alhabeshiya

The Letter Exchanges between King Nejash and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
The relation between King Nejash and the Prophet Mohammed has dated back to the early years of the expansion of Islam. Through time there was exchange of messages between the two. Their relation became stronger due to the influence of Amu Aymen and Bilal Al-Habesh on the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). One of the letters of the Prophet of Islam reads as follows.
“In the name of Allah the most merciful the most beneficent, from Mohammed the Prophet of Allah to Alnegashi the king of Al-Habesha (Abyssinia), greetings I thank Allah the Almighty the all dominating and I witness and testify that Issa (Jesus) is the Spirit of Allah and his word which He gave to Merriam (Mary) the virtuous, and created him from his spirit. And I am inviting you very honestly to accept Islam and become a good Muslim. And rule in peace and prosperity to the Habesh-Abyssinia with peace and believe in Allah the Almighty only without any partner to obey him and follow me and what was revealed to me for I become the messenger and Prophet of Allah. I have sent my cousin designated as a special envoy Jaffer and my beloved Muslims. When they come to you, receive them well and stay away from arrogance 72

and call you and your solders to believe in Allah. And I have given my message and may Allah’s blessings fall on those who follow the snail path”.

It is necessary to ask why the Prophet had chosen Abyssinia. There can be two main explanations. The first reason is the influence of Amu Aymen, a slave Habesha (Abyssinian) woman who shaped and nourished the Prophet during his childhood. According to several sources Amu Aymen is the most important figure to the Prophet of Islam. The second reason is what we can call the “Bilal effect”, who was another slave from the same origin and a slave bought by the Arabian king Umeyah and crown prince Abu Sufian and Princes Hindia, the cruel and unmerciful women at that time. They tried to destroy the kingdom of Islam, Prophet Mohammed and his beloved followers. The Great Bilal is the first person to make the prayer call (Azan) for Muslims. He upgraded himself from being an ordinary slave to become commander in chief for the Muslim world. He was very strong, obedient, brave, and innocent person. He made history and dedicated all of his life to the Prophet of Islam. His works are waking up calls for all the Habeshan people. According to His Eminency Dr. Alam direct descendant of the Prophet of Islam, in the visit of the grave of King Nejash on the 11th of January 2009, “the Great Bilal is now rest in Damasks, the capital of Syria”. Therefore, these two personalities played their own role to influence the Prophet’s perception towards the Habesha (Abyssinian) land. The Prophet Mohammed directed his followers to left Mecca immediately
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towards to Abyssinia. The Prophet cousin, the Great Hamza supported this journey which was led by Jafer Bin Abutualib along with Hazrat Osman Bin Afuan and Prophet Daughter Rukya and other 121 most influential Muslims left from Mecca to Abyssinia, to King Nejash, who was the Great Christian King who has a knowledge, spirituality, capacity and qualified in all testimony of bible which originated by Almighty from Allah to Jesus Christ. There is a prescription and declaration about Prophet Mohammed’s arrival with the glorious Koran. The holy Koran also indicates the human being is a crown creation of God. The Jewish, Christian and Muslim are cousin brothers who are the descendents of Abraham. According to these main religions, Jesus Christ will emerge and co creates heaven on earth with Imam Mehedy (PBUH). King Nejash understood that and in a humble way received the followers of Islam. And with dignity and status and assured them to stay in Abyssinia with peace as long as they want, and he converted to be a Muslim. According to Islamic literatures King Nejash is remembered among the first non-Arab African Muslim next to Bilal and Amu Aymen. His Eminency advised his spiritual son Dr. Selahadin and Dr. Meskerem Melaku (Meryem) to send official proposal to the UN Secretary General from the World Human Rights Council to record King Nejash’s contribution to world as the first political asylum offer. This was the first political asylum in world history. Unfortunately, the UN does not recognize this history. His Eminency argues that, Nowadays 55% of the Ethiopia people is Muslims. In accordance of His eminency Dr. Alam’s statement the Muslims of Ethiopia
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are neglected politically, officially and mentally by the Christian rulers for the last 1400 years. There were several letter exchanges between King Nejash and Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The letter that was sent to the Prophet from King Nejash stated the following. “In the name of Allah the most merciful and the most beneficent, to Allah’s Prophet Mohammed (SAW), from Alnegash (Abyssinia) Armaha the son of Abhar the king of Al-Habasha (Abyssinia). A greeting, the Messenger of Allah, there is no true God but Allah who guided me to accept Islam.I have received your letter and what you said about Issa. In the name of the God of the skies and the earth that Issa is exactly what you said he is in your letter. And we have received your cousin Jaffer, chief of the delegation and his companions, I witness that you are Allah’s Prophet and messenger. In the name of Allah, the Almighty I have sent you my son Arha son of Al Asmha the son of Abhar. If you wish I will come to you myself and I give my word that what I said is the truth”. What we can see from this letter is that King Nejash has an interest to go and visit the Arabia as a Muslim ruler of Abyssinia. The final seat of King Nejash is found in “Negash” town of northern Ethiopia, which is named after the name of the great king. This town is found in the Plateau of the Wukro area which is located 60 kilo meters north of Mekele town, the capital of the Tigray Regional State. His Eminency visited the area with so much hardship by crossing the road from Addis to Negash. He Prayed Selatel Zuhur and Asir in the 12 & 13 of January 2009.
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Several historic record and findings suggest that, King Nejash came to the south from his Palace which was situated between “Atsbi” (East of Negash) and Hawzien (west of Negash). Negash town is found in exactly equidistant from Atsbi and Hawzien. There are also arguments that King Nejash’s seat was in Aksum, one of the Ancient civilized areas of the world, before he came to the Negash area. This shows the seat of King Nejash was located in the Northen part of Ethiopia. The marching to the south was to cross to the holy city of Mecca. In his last years King Nejash stopped his political leadership and started to serve the Almighty Allah. And he had a plan of fulfilling one of the pillars of Islam by visiting the Holly City of Mecca for pilgrimage. However, King Nejash found the area of Negash comfortable to live with a suitable weather condition. Local residents and religious leaders witness that King Nejash stayed in that area for 15 years. It is in this location that King Nejash’s soul rest in peace. Even if king Negash could not make the journey to the holy city of Mecca, one of his sons was able to reach and reside there. Another son was dead while he was trying cross the Red Sea. The settlement of King Nejash in the Negash area was accompanied by the sahbas who came from the Arabia. The grave of those Sahbas is found in there. Total of 15 descendents of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) were dead in Negash town, 10 men and 5 women. 12 of them rest together with King Nejash’s body. King Nejash was dead by 630 AD. Three of the Sahbas rest in the same compound but outside of the house in which King Nejash’s grave is found. The local residents have only the record of the name of those three:
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1. Hazrat Mussa Bin Harris 2. Sharif Abdalla 3. Alley Bin Nadla His Eminency Dr. Alam 43rd decedent of the Prophet, as the capacity of the President of the World Spiritual Assembly and chief of the mission of the WHRSC and UNECA Civil Society Representative tried to find out the history of King Nejash. In the month of Muhrem 11th January 2009, after 4 years of search, finally find out the King Nejash’s mosque and grave accompanied by his spiritual son Dr. Selahadin and his secretary Dr. Meskerem Melaku (Meryem), Orthodox Christian, the gift of King Nejash.

Who Is Barakah? (R.A.)

Figure 47: Barakah (RA) the closest beloved servent of Prophet’s Family We do not know precisely how the young Abyssinian girl ended up for sale in Makkah. Nor do we know her 'roots'— who was her mother, her
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father or her ancestors. There were many like her, boys and girls, Arabs and non‐Arabs, who were captured and brought to the slave market of the city to be sold. A terrible fate awaited some who ended up in the hands of cruel masters or mistresses. Many exploited their labor and treated them with the utmost harshness. A few in that inhumane environment were rather more fortunate. They were taken into the homes of more gentle and caring people. Barakah, the young Abyssinian girl, was one of the more fortunate ones. She was saved by the generous and kind Abdullah, the son of Abd al‐Muttalib. In fact, she became the only servant in his household and when he got married to the lady Aminah, Barakah looked after her affairs as well. Two weeks after the couple were married, according to Barakah, Abdullah's father came to their house and instructed his son to go with a trading caravan that was leaving for Syria. Aminah was deeply distressed and cried: "How strange! How strange! How can my husband go on a trading journey to Syria while I am yet a bride and the traces of henna are still on my hands?" Abdullah's departure was heartbreaking. In her
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anguish, Aminah fainted. Soon after he left, Barakah said: "When I saw Aminah unconscious, I shouted in distress and pain: 'O my lady!' Aminah opened her eyes and looked at me with tears streaming down her face. Suppressing a groan she said: "Take me to bed, Barakah." "Aminah stayed bedridden for a long time. She spoke to no one. Neither did she look at anyone who visited her except Abd al‐Muttalib, that noble and gentle old man. "Two months after the departure of Abdullah, Aminah called me at dawn one morning and, her face beaming with joy, she said to me: "O Barakah! I have seen a strange dream." "Something good, my lady," I said. "I saw lights coming from my abdomen lighting up the mountains, the hills and the valleys around Makkah." "Do you feel pregnant, my lady?" "Yes, Barakah," she replied. "But I do not feel any discomfort as other women feel." "You shall give birth to a blessed child who will bring goodness," I said. So long as Abdullah was away, Aminah remained sad and melancholic. Barakah stayed at her side trying to comfort her and make her cheerful by talking to her and relating stories. Aminah however became even more distressed when Abd al‐Muttalib came and told her she had to leave her home
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and go to the mountains as other Makkans had done because of an impending attack on the city by the ruler of Yemen, someone called Abrahah. Aminah told him that she was too grief‐stricken and weak to leave for the mountains but insisted that Abrahah could never enter Makkah and destroy the Kabah because it was protected by the Lord. Abd al‐Muttalib became very agitated but there was no sign of fear on Aminah's face. Her confidence Kabah would not be harmed was that the well‐founded. Abrahah's army with an elephant in the vanguard was destroyed before it could enter Makkah. Day and night, Barakah stayed beside Aminah. She said: "I slept at the foot of her bed and heard her groans at night as she called for her absent husband. Her moans would awaken me and I would try to comfort her and give her courage." The first part of the caravan from Syria returned and was joyously welcomed by the trading families of Makkah. Barakah went secretly to the house of Abd al‐Muttalib to find out about Abdullah but had no news of him. She went back to Aminah but did not tell her what she had seen or heard in order not to distress her. The entire caravan eventually returned but not with Abdullah. Later, Barakah was at Abd al‐Muttalib's house when news came from Yathrib that Abdullah had
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died. She said: "I screamed when I heard the news. I don't know what I did after that except that I ran to Aminah's house shouting, lamenting for the absent one who would never return, lamenting for the beloved one for whom we waited so long, lamenting for the most beautiful youth of Makkah, for Abdullah, the pride of the Quraysh. "When Aminah heard the painful news, she fainted and I stayed by her bedside while she was in a state between life and death. There was no one else but me in Aminah's house. I nursed her and looked after her during the day and through the long nights until she gave birth to her child, "Muhammad (SM) (SAW)", on a night in which the heavens were resplendent with the light of God." When Muhammad (SM) (SAW) was born, Barakah was the first to hold him in her arms. His grandfather came and took him to the Kabah and with all Makkah, celebrated his birth. Barakah stayed with Aminah while Muhammad (SM) (SAW) was sent to the desert with the lady Halimah who looked after him in the bracing atmosphere of the open desert. At the end of five years, he was brought back to Makkah and Aminah received him with tenderness and love and Barakah welcomed him "with joy, longing and admiration".

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When Muhammad (SM) (SAW) was six years old, his mother decided to visit the grave of her husband, Abdullah, in Yathrib. Both Barakah and Abd al‐Muttalib tried to dissuade her. Aminah however was determined. So one morning they set off‐ Aminah, Muhammad (SM) (SAW) and Barakah huddled together in a small covering mounted on a large camel, part of a huge caravan that was going to Syria. In order to shield the tender child from any pain and worry, Aminah did not tell Muhammad (SM) that she was going to visit the grave of his father. The caravan went at a brisk pace. Barakah tried to console Aminah for her son's sake and much of the time the boy Muhammad (SM) slept with his arms around Barakah's neck. The caravan took ten days to reach Yathrib. The boy Muhammad (SM) was left with his maternal uncles of the Banu Najjar while Aminah went to visit the grave of Abdullah. Each day for a few weeks she stayed at the grave. She was consumed by grief. On the way back to Makkah, Aminah became seriously ill with fever. Halfway between Yathrib and Makkah, at a place called al‐Abwa, they stopped. Aminah's health deteriorated rapidly. One pitch dark night, she was running a high temperature and called out to Barakah in a choking
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voice. Barakah related: "She whispered in my ear: 'O Barakah, I shall depart from this world shortly. I commend my son Muhammad (SM) to your care. He lost his father while he was in my abdomen. Here he is now, losing his mother under his very eyes. Be a mother to him, Barakah. And don't ever leave him.' "My heart was shattered and I began to sob and wail. The child was distressed by my wailing and began to weep. He threw himself into his mother's arms and held tightly onto her neck. She gave one last moan and then was forever silent." Barakah wept. She wept bitterly. With her own hands she dug a grave in the sand and buried Aminah, moistening the grave with whatever tears were left in her heart. Barakah returned with the orphan child to Makkah and placed him in the care of his grandfather. She stayed at his house to look after him. When Abd al‐Muttalib died two years later, she went with the child to the house of his uncle Abu Talib and continued to look after his needs until he was grown up and married the lady Khadijah. Barakah then stayed with Muhammad (SM) (SAW) and Khadijah in a house belonging to Khadijah. "I never left him and he never left me," she said. One day Muhammad (SM) (SAW), may
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Allah bless him and grant him peace, called out to her and said: "Ya Ummah!" (He always called her "Mother") "Now I am a married man, and you are still unmarried. What do you think if someone should come now and ask to marry you?" Barakah looked at Muhammad (SM) (SAW) and said: "I shall never leave you. Does a mother abandon her son?" Muhammad (SM) (SAW) smiled and kissed her head. He looked at his wife Khadijah and said to her: "This is Barakah. This is my mother after my own mother. She is the rest of my family." Barakah looked at the lady Khadijah who said to her: "Barakah, you have sacrificed your youth for the sake of Muhammad (SM) (SAW). Now he wants to pay back some of his obligations to you. For my sake and his, agree to be married before old age overtakes you." "Whom shall I marry, my lady?" asked Barakah. "There is Ubayd ibn Zayd from the Khazraj tribe of Yathrib. He has come to us seeking your hand in marriage. For my sake, don't refuse." Barakah agreed. She married Ubayd ibn Zayd and went with him to Yathrib. There she gave birth to a son whom she called Ayman and from that time onwards people called her "Umm Ayman", the mother of Ayman. Her marriage, however, did not last very long.
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Her husband died and she returned once more to Makkah to live with her "son" Muhammad (SM) in the house of the lady Khadijah. Living in the same household at the time were Ali ibn Abi Talib and Zayd ibn Harithah. Zayd was an Arab from the tribe of Kalb who was captured as a boy and brought to Makkah to be sold in the slave market. He was bought by Khadijah's nephew and put in her service. In Khadijah's household, Zayd became attached to Muhammad (SM) and devoted himself to his service. Their relationship was like that of a son to a father. Indeed when Zayd's father came to Makkah in search of him, Zayd was given the choice by Muhammad (SM) of either going with his father or staying with him. Zayd's reply to his father was: "I shall never leave this man. He has treated me nobly, as a father would treat his son. Not a single day have I felt that I am a slave. He has looked after me well. He is kind and loving towards me and strives for my enjoyment and happiness. He is the most noble of men and the greatest person in creation. How can I leave him and go with you?...I shall never leave him." Later, in public Muhammad (SM) proclaimed the freedom of Zayd. However, Zayd continued to live with him as part of his household and devoted himself to his service.
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When Muhammad (SM) was blessed with Prophethood, Barakah and Zayd were among the first to believe in the message he proclaimed. They bore with the early Muslims the persecution which the Quraysh meted out to them. Barakah and Zayd performed invaluable services to the mission of the Prophet (SAW). One night the mushrikun blocked off the roads leading to the place where the Prophet (SAW) gathered his companions regularly to instruct them in the teachings of Islam. Barakah had some urgent information from Khadijah which had to be conveyed to the Prophet (SAW). She risked her life trying to reach this gathering. When she arrived and conveyed the message to the Prophet (SAW), he smiled and said to her: "You are blessed, Umm Ayman. Surely you have a place in Paradise." When Umm Ayman left, the Prophet (SAW) looked at his companions and asked: "Should one of you desire to marry a woman from the people of Paradise, let him marry Umm Ayman." All the companions remained silent and did not utter a word. Umm Ayman was neither young nor attractive. She was by now about fifty years old and looked rather frail. Zayd ibn al‐Harithah however came forward and said:
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"Messenger of Allah, I shall marry Umm Ayman. By Allah, she is better than women who have grace and beauty." Zayd and Umm Ayman were married and were blessed with a son whom they named Usamah. The Prophet (SAW), may Allah bless him and grant him peace, loved Usamah as his own son. Often he played with him, kissed him and fed him with his own hands. The Muslims would say: "He is the beloved son of the beloved." From an early age Usamah distinguished himself in the service of lslam, and was later given weighty responsibilities by the Prophet (SAW). When the Prophet (SAW) migrated to Yathrib, henceforth to be known as al‐ Madinah, he left Umm Ayman behind in Makkah to look after affairs in his household. Eventually she migrated to Madinah on her own. She made the long and difficult journey through the desert and mountainous terrain on foot. The heat was killing and sandstorms obscured the way but she persisted, borne along by her deep love and attachment for Muhammad (SM) (SAW), may God bless him and grant him peace. When she reached Madinah, her feet were sore and swollen and her face was covered with sand and dust. "Ya Umm Ayman! Ya Ummi! (O Umm Ayman! O my mother!) Indeed for you is a place in Paradise!"
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exclaimed the Prophet (SAW) when he saw her. He wiped her face and eyes, massaged her feet and rubbed her shoulders with his kind and gentle hands. At Madinah, Umm Ayman contributed her full part in the affairs of the Muslims. At Uhud she distributed water to the thirsty and tended the wounded. She accompanied the Prophet (SAW) on some expeditions, to Khaybar and Hunayn for example. Barakah's son, Ayman, a devoted companion of the Prophet (SAW) was martyred at Hunayn in the eighth year after the Hijrah. Also, her husband, Zayd, was killed at the Battle of Mutah in Syria after a lifetime of distinguished service to the Prophet (SAW) and Islam. Barakah at this time was about seventy years old and spent much of her time at home. The Prophet (SAW), accompanied by Abu Bakr and Umar often visited her and asked: "Ya Ummi! Are you well?" and she would reply: "I am well, O Messenger of Allah, so long as Islam is." After the Prophet (SAW), may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had died, Barakah would often be found with tears in her eyes. She was once asked, "Why are you crying?" and she replied: "By Allah, I knew that the Messenger of Allah would die but I cry now because the revelation from on high has
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come to an end for us." Barakah was unique in that she was the only one who was so close to the Prophet (SAW) throughout his life, from birth till death. Her life in the Prophet was one of selfless service (SAW)'s household. She remained deeply devoted to the gentle and caring Prophet (SAW). Above all, her devotion to the religion of Islam was strong and unshakable. She died during the caliphate of Uthman. Although her roots were unknown, her place in Paradise is assured.

Umme Aiman
Barka, daughter of Tha’alabeh ibn Amar; known as “Umme Aiman” ‐ was a great personality. Among women in the early years of Islam, she was an outstanding figure. By her wisdom and enlightenment, she was in the vanguard against the enemies of the Prophet (SAW) and Imam Ali (AS) in holy wars (Jihad) and self‐ sacrifice during the Prophet’s (SAW) migration from Mecca to Medina. The life of such a woman was fraught with the praise of the past, present and future as read in the brilliant words of the Prophet (SAW). Imam Ali (AS) and Fatima az‐ Zahra (SA) and the Prophet (SAW) called her “A woman from Paradise”. The great honor of Umme Aiman was that when the Prophet (SAW) lost his mother at the age of seven, he was left in the charge of this
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woman and only the sympathetic and affectionate service of Umme Aiman could make up for the loss of the Prophet’s (SAW) mother. The Prophet (SAW) never forgot her services and said: “Umme Aiman mothered me after my own mother.” She was from Ethiopia and loved the divine knowledge and with her sublime character, she cared wholeheartedly for the grandson of Abdul‐Mutallib (RA) and followed his sagacious advice. Whereas the learned‐men, while having read the divine scriptures that Prophet (SAW) gave tidings of his advent had understood that Prophet Muhammad (SM) (SAW) would be the last of the divine Messengers and, added to which Abdul‐Mutallib (RA) worried and mentioned to Umme Aiman that she not neglect him because he was believed to be the same promised Prophet of these people. Umme Aiman’s care of Prophet Muhammad (SM) (SAW) took 18 years and thereafter Prophet Muhammad (SM) (SAW) called her “Mother” and after he was appointed as the Messenger, he said: “This woman is a survivor of my family.” After having married Bibi Khadija (SA), the Prophet (SAW) set Umme Aiman free because she was a slave‐maid belonging to his father Abdullah son of Abdul‐Muttalib (RA). And some said she was the slave‐maid of Bibi Amina
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(the Prophet’s mother) and after away, Umme Aiman became property.

Amina passed the Prophet’s

At the same time Ubeid Khazarji married Barka and she bore a boy named Aiman and thus she was called “Umme Aiman”. Fate had thus bestowed this honor on Umme Aiman because she had nursed a boy who afterwards became the Prophet (SAW) of a revealed religion. In the Battle of Hunain Aiman attended to the Prophet (SAW) and never left him alone and after showing valor, was martyred. After Umme Aiman’s husband was killed in the Battle of Khaibar, the Prophet (SAW) said to his devoted companions: “He who wants to be happy should ask for the hand of Umme Aiman, the woman of Paradise.” Umme Aiman had the honor of attending to five infallible Imams (AS). Umme Aiman was a loving nurse for Fatima az‐Zahra (SA). Before the birth of the daughter of the Prophet (SAW), she served in the house of the Prophet (SAW) and had shown her devotion. Fatima az‐Zahra (SA) loved her and she also humbly loved and respected the daughter of the Prophet (SAW). In the migration (Hijrat) of Muhammad (SM) (SAW) from Mecca to Medina, Umme Aiman went along with Hazrat Fatima az‐Zahra (SA) separately. When Imam Ali (AS) married the daughter of the Prophet (SAW), the first money the Prophet (SAW) paid to his
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trustworthy companion to prepare the dowry for the newly‐ wed couple was to Umme Aiman. She wished the couple well and she tried her best to make all happy. Imam Ali (AS) was quoted as having said that “the wives of the Prophet (SAW) asked me whether I wanted them to speak to the Prophet (SAW) about Fatima az‐Zahra’s (SA) becoming my wife.” Umme Aiman said to the Prophet (SAW): “O God’s Messenger, if Bibi Khadija (SA) was alive today, she would be very glad to see Fatima (SA) married. Imam Ali (AS) would like his wife to come to his home. We pray you to allow their union.” The Prophet (SAW) said that why did Ali (AS) not ask me! Imam Ali (AS) said that modesty didn’t allow him to ask. Thus Umme Aiman caused the marriage of Ali (AS) and Fatima (SA) to take place. Now let us recall a dream of Umme Aiman: One day a neighbor of Umme Aiman called on the Prophet (SAW) and said that Umme Aiman had wept bitterly all night. The Prophet (SAW) called her and asked what the matter was. She said that she had a shocking dream that the parts of his body fell into her home. The Prophet (SAW) said “Fatima (SA) will bear a child which you will bring up.” Days later Imam Hussain (AS) was born. On the 7th day after his birth Umme Aiman took the infant in her arms to the Prophet (SAW). The Prophet (SAW) said this
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is what your dream meant. Hazrat Fatima (SA) loved and respected Umme Aiman and occasionally shared their food with her. Hazrat Fatima (SA) trusted Umme Aiman so much that she called her forward as thewitness in the case of Fadak that wasusurped. Umme Aiman had an abiding love for Hazrat Fatima (SA) and after her departure from this world, Umme Aimanleft Medina or Mecca. On her way she reached Juhfa and the sting of thirst led her to take a drop or two of water there, but she feared that she might die. She looked up and said: “O Allah! Let me, the slave of Your Prophet’s (SAW) daughter die thirsty!” In no time a jug of water was brought from Paradise and she drank. Finally at the beginning of the caliphate of Uthman she died at the age of 85. May her soul rest in peace ‐ Ameen

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Beloved & Close Companions of Hazrat Mohammad (SM) Hazrat Bilaal Ibn Rabah (A)

Figure: 52 Holy Grave of Hazrat Bilal (A) at Damascus, Syria

Bilaal ibn Rabah (May Allah be pleased with him) was a black Ethiopian slave who was freed for the sake of Allah by Abu Bakr As‐Siddeeq. Bilaal was amongst the first of the companions to embrace Islam and he became the caller of the prayer during the lifetime of the Prophet (May Allah be pleased with him) and he fought alongside the Messenger of Allah (May Allah be pleased with him) in all of the battles including the Battle of Badr. He was also one of the companions who were tortured by the disbelievers for no other reason than he was a Muslim. Bilaal patiently suffered while Abu Jehl (a pagan Arab) tied him to the ground in the hot desert sun and put hot rocks on his chest. Abu Jehl would say to him: "Disbelieve in the Lord of Muhammad
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(SM) (and I will stop torturing you)." And Bilaal would say: "(Allah is) one, (Allah is) one." Another of Bilaal's tormentors was called Umayyah ibn Khalf and Allah decreed that Bilaal would kill him during the Battle of Badr. Bilaal was the muadhdhin (caller of the prayer) during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him and he was the first Muslim to call the adhaan. In an hadith, narrated upon the authority of Abd‐Allah ibn Buraidah who said that his father said: "(One day) the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him woke up, summoned for Bilaal and said to him: 'With what (deed) have you preceded me to Paradise with? I have never entered Paradise (in my dreams) except that I have heard the sound of your footsteps in front of me. Last night (in my dreams) I entered Paradise and I heard the sound of your footsteps in front of me. I came to a castle made of gold and I asked: 'whose castle is this?' They (the angels) said: 'It is for a man from amongst the Arabs.' I said: 'I am an Arab so who does this castle belong to?' They (the angels) said: 'It is for a man from the Quraish.' I said: 'I am from the Quraish so who does this castle belong to?' They (the angels) said: 'It is for a man from the nation of Muhammad (SM).' I said: 'I am Muhammad (SM) so who does this castle belong to?' They (the angels) said: 'It is for 'Umar ibn Al‐Khattaab.' Bilaal said: 'O Messenger of Allah, I have never called the adhaan except that I prayed two rak'aat (afterwards) and I have never broken my wudoo except that I renewed it (immediately) and I believed that I should offer two rak'aat of prayer to
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Allah (i.e. after every wudoo).' The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him then said: 'It is because of those two (rak'aat)”.
And in another hadith narrated upon the authority of Jaabir ibn Abd‐Allah who said that 'Umar ibn Al‐Khattaab said: "Abu Bakr is our chief and he freed our chief (referring to Bilaal)."

His Eminency Dr. Shah Sufi M N Alam Author of this Book At front of Hazrat Belal (RA) Holy Shrine, Damascus, Syria

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The Great Hazrat Hamza (R)

Figure 51: The Holy Grave of Hazrat Hamza (R) At Uhud Battle Field at Madinah

There have been a number of brave and self‐sacrificing officers and strong and powerful champions in the army of Islam but the bravery of Hamzah bin Abdul Muttalib is recorded in the pages of history and in fact constitutes the golden leaves of the history of the battles of Islam. Muhammed Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his Ahlel‐Bayt), though safe under the protection of his uncle, Abu Talib, was not immune from harassment by the infidels. Whenever they found an opportunity for baiting him, they didn't miss it. On one occasion, Abu Jahl found him alone, and used much offensive and vulgar language toward him. That same evening when his uncle, Hamzah bin Abdul Muttalib, came home from a hunting expedition, his slave‐girl recounted to him the tale of Abu Jahl's gratuitous insolence toward him (Muhammed), and the latter's forbearance, of which she had been an eye‐witness. Hamzah was a warrior, a hunter and a sportsman, and was little interested in the day‐ to‐day affairs of the city. But Abu Jahl's conduct toward his nephew so roused his anger 97

that he seized his bow, went into the assembly of the Quraysh where he (Abu Jahl) was reviewing the events of the day to his compeers, struck him at his head with his bow, causing it to bleed, and shouted: "I too have become a Muslim." This was a challenge to Abu Jahl but he figured that silence was the best part of valor, and did not tangle with Hamzah, even restraining his friends who wished to rise in his defense. Hamzah, the uncle of the Prophet of Islam, was one of the bravest men of Arabia and a well‐known officer of Islam. It was he, who insisted earnestly that the army of Islam should go out of Madina and fight against Quraysh. It was Hamzah, who protected the Prophet in Makkah during the delicate moments with all his might. Hamzah accepted Islam in the fifth year of the Proclamation. May God be pleased with him, and bless him. He was the same senior and valiant officer who killed the brave champion of Quraysh Shaybah and others and also wounded a group of the enemies in the Battle of Badr ‐ the first battle of Islam. He had no object in mind except to defend truth and virtue and to maintain freedom in the lives of human beings. Hamzah had killed Utbah, the father of Hinda, in the battle of Badr. In the battle of Uhud, she slaked her thirst for vengeance which had given her no rest since the battle of Badr.Hinda, the wife of Abu Sufyan and the mother of Muawiya, nursed a grudge against Hamzah and was determined to take her father's revenge on the Muslims at any cost. Wahshi, an Ethiopian warrior, was the slave of Jabir Mut'am and an uncle of Jibir had also been killed in the Battle of Badr. He (Wahshi) had been appointed by Hinda to help achieve her object by hook or by crook. She asked him to 98

kill one of the three persons (viz. the Prophet, Imam Ali or Hamzah) so that she might avenge her father's death. The Ethiopian warrior said in reply: "I cannot approach Muhammad at all, because his companions are nearer to him than anyone else. Ali too is extraordinarily vigilant in the battlefield. However, Hamzah is so furious that, while fighting, he does not pay any attention to any other side and it is possible that I may be able to make him fall by some trick or by taking him unawares". Hinda was contented with this and promised that if he was successful in performing the job she would set him free. Some believe that Jibir made this promise with his slave (Wahshi) as his (Jibir's) uncle had been killed in the Battle of Badr. Wahshi, the slave, says: "On the Day of Uhud I was pursuing Hamzah. He was attacking the centre of the army like a ferocious lion. He killed every one whom he could approach. I hid myself behind the trees and stones, so that he could not see me. He was too busy in fighting. I came out of ambush. Being an Ethiopian, I used to throw my weapon like them (i.e. like the Ethiopians) and it seldom missed the target. I, therefore, threw my javelin towards him from a specific distance after moving it in a particular manner. The weapon fell on his flank and came out from between his two legs. He wanted to attack me but severe pain prevented him from doing so. He remained in the same condition till his soul departed from his body. Then I approached him very carefully and having taken out my weapon from his body returned to the army of Quraysh and waited for my freedom. In the battle of Uhud the Muslims were defeated. After their rout, Hinda and the other harpies she had brought with her from Makka, mutilated the bodies of the slain Muslims. Hinda cut open Hamzah's abdomen, plucked out his liver and chewed it up. Muhammad ibn Umar Waqidi, the historian, says that she made a fire in the battlefield, roasted Hamzah's heart and liver and ate them. Not satisfied 99

with this, she cut the limbs, the ears and the nose of Hamzah, strung them into a "necklace," and entered Makka wearing it as a "trophy" of victory. Muhammed Mustafa, the Apostle of God, was deeply aggrieved at the death and at the mutilation of the body of such a stalwart of Islam as Hamzah. He bestowed upon him the titles of the "Lion of God," and the "Chief of the Martyrs." After the Battle of Uhud, I continued to live in Makkah for quite a long time until the Muslims conquered Makkah. I then ran away to Ta'if, but soon Islam reach that area as well. I heard that however grave the crime of a person might be, the Prophet forgave him. I, therefore, reached the Prophet with Shahadatayn on my lips (i.e., I testify that there is no god but Allah and I also testify that Muhammad is His Prophet). The Prophet saw me and said "Are you the same Wahshi, an Ethiopian?" I replied in the affirmative. Thereupon he said: "How did you kill Hamzah?" I gave an account of the matter. The Prophet was moved and said: "I should not see your face until you are alive, because the heart‐rending calamity fell upon my uncle at your hands". It was the same great spirit of the Prophet of Islam which made him set this man free although he could execute him on many grounds. Wahshi says: "So long as the Prophet was alive I kept myself hidden from him. After his death the battle with Musaylimah Kazzab took place. I joined the army of Islam and used the same weapon against Musaylimah and succeeded in killing him with the help of one of the Ansar. If I killed the best of men (i.e. Hamzah) with this weapon, the worst man, too, did not escape its horror". The participation of Wahshi in the battle against Musaylimah is something which he himself claims, but lbn Hisham says: "During the last days of his life Wahshi was like a black crow who was always hated by Muslims on 100

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Hazrat Awais Qarni ®

The story of the great Ashiq‐e‐Rasool:
Once the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him), while speaking to Sahaba‐Ikram (companions), said: "There is a person in my Ummah (followers) whose prayers would bring forgiveness to as many sinners as the number of hair of the sheep in the tribes of Rabia and Mazar." The two tribes were well known for raising sheep during the time of the Holy Prophet. The disclosure made the Sahaba‐Ikram very curious. They asked the Holy Prophet about the name of that person and the place he lived in. The Holy Prophet first hesitated, but on their insistence told them the name of a person who lived in Qarn, Awais Qarni.

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Figure 53: Mazar of Beloved Ashique of Prophet (SM) at Zabid City, Yemen
The Holy Prophet continued: "On the Day of Judgment, Awais would be accompanied to paradise by 70,000 angels who'd resemble him." The reason the Holy Prophet gave for this was: "Since Awais prayed all his life in seclusion so as not to be noticed, Allah would also keep his purdah (cover)." When people asked the Holy Prophet whether Awais Qarni had even come to see him, he said: "No, he never saw me, but he has the privilege of seeing me through Kashf (spiritual revelation), and he has reasons for not being able to see me. He is the only one to take care of his blind mother." Again Sahaba‐Ikram asked if they could see him, to which the Holy Prophet replied: "No, only Umer bin Khattab and Ali would meet him, and his identification is ‐ he has thick hair all over his body, and a white patch on his left hand." He directed Hazrat Umer and Hazrat Ali: "When you see him, 102

convey to him my salaam (greetings) and ask him to pray for my Ummah." "And who'd be the right person to receive your Abaya (the cloak the Holy Prophet used over his clothes) after you leave the world?" the Sahaba asked. "Awais Qarni," said the Holy Prophet. When the Holy Prophet left the world and Hazrat Umer became the caliph, he, along with Hazrat Ali, went to Qarn to look for Awais Qarni. No one knew about him. However, the people of Qarn told them that outside the town there lived an insane person who laughed at the crying people and cried for those who laughed. When Hazrat Umer and Hazrat Ali reached there they saw a person praying amidst the grazing sheep. When he finished his prayers, he saw the visitors and said: "It is the first time anyone has ever seen me praying." "What's your name?" Hazrat Umer and Hazrat Ali asked. "Abdullah (the servant of Allah)." "Tell us your real name?"

"Awais."
"Show us your hand," Hazrat Umer and Hazrat Ali immediately kissed the white patch the Holy Prophet had talked about. Then they presented to him the holy dress and asked him to pray for the Ummah as directed by the Holy Prophet. Hazrat Awais Qarni took the dress and stepped away to offer prayers: "O Allah, unless you forgive the sins of the followers of the Holy Prophet I won't wear his dress." Then they heard a voice: "I've forgiven some of them." All of a sudden came in front of him Hazrat Umer and Hazrat Ali. "Why did you come in front of me? Unless I had sought Allah's forgiveness for the entire Ummah I would not stop my prayers." Then he donned the Abaya of the Holy Prophet 103

and disclosed that Allah had forgiven the number of people equivalent to the hair of the sheep of the Rabia and Mazar tribes. Afterwards, Hazrat Umer asked him why he didn't receive the honour of seeing the Holy Prophet. In response to this Hazrat Awais asked them to tell whether the brows of the Holy Prophet were wide or dense? Both Sahabas could not answer the question. Then he asked another question: "Which tooth of the Prophet was martyred in the battle of Uhad? Why didn't you break all your teeth for the love of your Prophet?" Saying this, he showed his toothless mouth. "When I broke my first tooth I thought it might be the other one. Then I broke the other one. Still I was not satisfied. When I had broken all my teeth only then I received some relief." Seeing so much devotion to the Holy Prophet and his extraordinary Tasawwaf, Hazrat Umer wished to give up his Khilafat and adopt the ways of Hazrat Awais Qarni. Sensing his thought, Hazrat Awais said, "You should have given up Khilafat for anyone else, and dedicated yourself entirely to Allah." Hazrat Umer asked him for some advice. "O Umer, you recognize Allah and there is nothing better than the sense that no one recongizes you but Allah." Then he thanked them for taking all the trouble to come and see him. Very much impressed, Hazrat Umer and Hazrat Ali returned home filled with great regard for Hazrat Awais Qarni. Soon after that, the people of Qarn came to know about his spiritual excellence and they started regarding him as a great saint of Allah. Since he didn't like to be known as a saint, he left for Kufa where, while fighting for Hazrat Ali in the battle of Safain, he was martyred.

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Hazrat Awais Qarni always considered worldly life a temporary sojourn and often said, "Sleep with the remembrance of death, and rise with the thought that you will not live long." He received spiritual training directly from the Holy Prophet. Often the Holy Prophet said: "Awais is the best amongst Ta'beens (the successors of the companions of the Holy Prophet)." His Eminency Dr. Alam in 2005, visited Adis Ababa, Ethiopia to submitted his official accreditation to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). He had an great opportunity to visit King Negush’s Mosque also his Holy grave. During his visit he also had the opportunity to pay respect to Queen of Saba (Queen Bilkis Kingdom) in Yemen, which is 160 kilometers from Sana. His Eminency Dr. Alam also visited the Holy grave of Hazrat Awais Al‐Qarni and beloved Prophet’s Sahaba Abu Ayub Ansaari along with the holy grave of Prophet Ayub, Prophet Shoheb, Prophet Hud (Alaihesallam) and other Holy prophet’s grave. He also had visited Prophet Noah’s historic mountain in Sana, Yemen. It maybe mentioned here that, because of His Eminency Dr. Alam’s holy visit to Ethiopia and Yemen, the old cities of the poor countries have been gradually rebuild and redeveloped since 2005 to 2009. In a Hadith Qudsi recorded by the Companion, may Allah be pleased with him, the Prophet Muhammad (s) said speaking from his Lord: "Allah, Exalted and Mighty is He, loves of His creation the God‐fearing, the pure in the heart, those who are hidden, and those who are innocent, whose face is dusty, whose hair is unkempt, whose stomach is empty, and who, if he asks permission to enter to the rulers, is not granted it, and if he 105

were to ask for a gentle lady in marriage, he would be refused, and when he leaves the world it does not miss him, and if he goes out, his going out is not noticed, and if he falls sick, he is not attended to, and if he dies, he is not accompanied to his grave." They asked him, "O Messenger of Allah, how can we find someone like that?" He, (s), said, "Uwais al‐Qarani is such a one." They asked him, "and who is Uwais al‐Qarani?" He, (s), answered, "He is dark skinned, wide shoulder, and of average height. His complexion is close to the color of earth. His beard touches his chest. His eyes are always looking downwards to the place of prostration, and his right hand is on his left hand. He weeps about himself with such a flow of tears that his lips are swollen. He wears a woolen garment and is know to the people of the heavens. If he makes a promise in the Name of Allah, he keeps it. Under his left shoulder there is a white spot. When the Day of Resurrection comes and it is announced to the slaves, "Enter the Garden," it will be said to Uwais, 'Stop and intercede.' Allah, Mighty and Exalted is He, will then forgive them to the same number as are the people of Rabi'a and Mudhar. (These are the two tribes that Uwais, (RA), belonged to). So, O Umar and O Ali, if you can find him, ask him to intercede for you. Then Allah will forgive you." Ten years passed by which they inquired about him, but without being able to find him. In the year 21H./644CE, the same year that Umar ibn al‐Khattab (RA), the Second Righteous Caliph after the Prophet's death, (s), Umar (RA) went to the Mountains of Abu Qubays (mountain overlooking Makka) and called in his loudest voice, "O people of the Yemen, is there anyone up there called Uwais?" An old shaykh with a long beard stood up and replied, "We do not know who this Uwais is about whom you ask, but my brother's son is called Uwais. But he is too unimportant 106

to be asked about, and too poor and submissive that he should be raised up to your level. He is our camel‐herder, and he has no standing amongst our people." But Umar again asked him if he knew Uwais. The man answered, "Why do you ask about him, O Commander of the Faithful, for by Allah there is not one of us who is more foolish and more needy than he." Umar, (RA), then wept and said to him, "You are so, but not he. For I heard the Messenger of Allah. (s), say, "Those who enter the Garden through Uwais, asking for forgiveness for them, are the people of the tribe of Rabi'a and Mudhar." Umar, (RA), asked him where he could find him, and was told, "On the Mount of 'Arafat." Umar and Ali, (RAA), then went quickly to Arafat where they found Uwais praying under a tree with camels grazing around him. They approached him and greeted him, saying, "As‐salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmut Allahi wa Barakatuh." Uwais cut his prayer short, and when he had finished it, returned their greeting. They asked him, "Who are you?" He replied, "A herdsman of camels and a hired workman for a tribe." They said, "we do not ask you about your tending of animals, nor about your being a hired worker, but what is your name?" He answered, "Abdullah." They said, "All the people of the heavens and the earth are the slaves of Allah, but what is the name in which your mother named you?" He said, "O you two, what do you want from me?" They said, "The Messenger of Allah (s) once spoke to us about Uwais al‐Qarani. He gave us a description of the bluish‐black color of his eyes, and he told us that he has a white mark under his left shoulder. So please show us if you have this mark, for then it is you for whom we are searching."

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Uwais then bared his left shoulder, and they saw a white mark. They then embraced him and kissed him and said, "We declare that you are Uwais al‐Qarani, so ask for forgiveness for us and May Allah forgive you." He answered, "I cannot even forgive myself, nor one of Adam's children. But there are on land and in the seas believing men and women, Muslim men and women, whose invocations to Allah are answered." They replied, "Surely this is so." Then he said, "O you two, you know about me and I know about my state, but who are you?" Ali, (RA), answered, "This is the Commander of the Faithful (al‐amir al‐muminin), Umar ibn al‐Khattab, and I am Ali ibn Abu Talib." Uwais stood up straight and said, "As‐salaamu alaikum ya 'amir al‐mumminin. And you, O Ali, may Allah repay you with goodness for this Community (Ummah)." They said, "May Allah repay you for yourself and your goodness." Then Umar, (RA), said to Uwais, "Your place is here until I return to Madinah, and may Allah have mercy upon you. Then I will bring you help from my provision and some of my clothes. This has been the meeting place between you and me." But Uwais, (RA), answered him, "O Commander of the Faithful, there will be no other meeting place, in the knowledge of Allah, between you and me, but this one. So tell me, what should I do with your provision, and what should I do with your clothes? Do you not see that I am wearing a woolen gown and a woolen wrapper, so when do you see me tearing them? Or do you see that my sandals are worn out and torn? When do you see me out wearing them? Between your hand and mine there is a higher barrier which 108

cannot be crossed by a weighty person, So leave these things, and Allah will have mercy upon you." When Umar, (RA) heard these words, he struck the ground with his stick and shouted out at the top of his voice, "O would that Umar had not been born by his mother, and that she had been sterile!" Then Umar (RA), returned to Al‐Madinah, and Uwais (RA), herded his camels back to his tribe. Not long after this, Uwais left his work as a herdsman and went to Kufah where he continued in his bondsmandship until Allah, Glory be to Him took him back to Himself. When Umar ibn al‐Khattab, (RA), heard that Uwais wanted to go back to Kufah, he said tho him, "Where do you want to go to?" Uwais said, "to Kufah." Umar, (RA), then said, "Shall I write a letter for you to its Governor?" Uwais replied, "I would rather be with the people who are near to my heart." In a Authentic Hadith of Muslim, it is recorded that Umar (RA) said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, (s), say, "Uwais ibn 'Amir will come with a number of the people of the tribe of Mudar from the region of Qarn as if he had a sickness on his skin. He had a mother to whom he was most perfectly devoted, and if he asked anything of Allah it would be granted to him. If you meet him, ask him to ask forgiveness for you." It was said of the Companion 'Alqama ibn Marthid, (RA), that he said, "Asceticism is specially associated with eight people, one of whom is Uwais al‐Qarani. His family thought that he was mad, and they built him a room near the door of their house. Days would pass by when they 109

would not see him, and his food was what he took from plants and herbs of the earth which he would sell to buy food for himself. Also the Companion 'Amar ibn Saif, (RA) said, "When a man once asked Uwais al‐ Qarani, "How did you begin the morning and how did you finish the evening?" He (RA) answered, 'I began in the morning by loving Allah, and I finished the evening in praising Him. Do not ask about the state of a man who, when he wakes up in the morning thinks that he will not see the evening, or when he is alive in the evening thinks that he will not wake up in the morning. Death and its mentioning and remembering does not leave the believer any space for happiness." For, as he then said, "In Allah's Eyes, Exalted is He, what a Muslim possesses does not gather any silver or gold, for one should only be doing what is permitted and avoiding what is forbidden, and whatever does not have leave a believer with a single friend. When we ask them to do what is permitted they insult us, and in that they are helped by the unbelievers and sinful people. By Allah they have thrown terrible things at me, but O Allah I will not leave them until I show them the right way." One of them said, "A number of people had spoken to me about Uwais al‐Qarani, so hearing that he was then living in Kufah, I went there to find him, for I had no other desire except to see him. I found him sitting by the shore of the Tigris, and I recognized him by the description that I had been given of him. A thin man looked at me, and I stretched out my hand to greet him, but he did not return my greeting. I felt discouraged but I asked him, "Are you Uwais:" His clothes were poor, and he seemed to be in a state of unwrapped isolation, for it was this state of his which led the ignorant people to say about him that he was mad and 110

deranged. But I knew that his ascetic and surrendered state was that of the true faqir, who does not listen to those who say that such a state is contrary to the Sunnah. Such people are ignorant of the true Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, (s), which is to leave the material world and the business of creation, and to draw near to one's Lord; to leave all bonds which are other than to Allah, Exalted and Mighty is He." Haram ibn Hayyan continued his account of this meeting by saying, "Then I addressed him saying, 'May Allah have mercy upon you, O Uwais, and forgive you, How are you?' "Then my voice halted. For I could not speak my heart which was moved with deep gentleness towards him when I saw his state and that he had started weeping. I found myself also weeping. "Then Uwais said to me, 'May Allah greet you. How are you my brother, ibn Hayyan, and who showed you the way to me?" "I answered him, 'It was Allah." "He said, 'There is no God but Allah, praise be to our Lord. If it is the Wish of Allah, a thing is done. So this is Allah's Wish." I said, 'How did you know my name, andmy father's named? For my name was Haram ibn Hayyan.' Uwais said, 'The Knower told me, for my soul knows your soul when my self talks to your self.' For the believers know each other in their love for Allah, even if they never met; and when they come to our resting place, they know each other even if they come from somewhere far distant. "I said, 'Tell me about the Messenger of Allah, (s).' "Uwais said, 'I have never seen the Messenger of Allah face to face and I have never been in his presence, but I would give my life for him. But I do not like to talk about that.' "I said to Uwais, 'Recite me some verses of the Book of Allah, so that I may hear it from you and so that I may learn them by heart from you. For know that I love you in Allah.' "Uwais took my hand, and said, 'I seek refuge in Allah, the All‐Hearing, the All‐ Knowing, from the accursed shaytan.' Then he recited, 'We created not the heavens and the earth and what is between them for mere play.' (44:38) . Then he sighed a deep sigh, 111

and I looked at him with they eye of the Love, for he had become absent. "A little while later he said to me, 'O son of Hayyan, your father has died and soon you will die, going either to the Garden or the Fire. My brother and friend Umar ibn al‐ Khattab has died.' I said to him, 'May Allah forgive you, but Umar has not died." "Uwais said, 'Yes, and the people have announced his death, and so has Allah, Mighty and Exalted is He, and He has announced my own death. For you and I are both of the dead." "Then he prayed upon the Prophet, (s), and murmured some short invocations. "Then he said, 'This is what I leave you, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet, (s), and you should always remember death, and this should never ever leave your heart for a moment. And warn your people when you go back to them, and say to the whole Community, 'Do not forsake the people, for if you do, you will forsake your religion without being aware of it, and you will enter the Fire. So pray for me and yourself.' Then Uwais, (RA), said to me, 'O Lord this is a claim, for he loves me in You, and he has visited me because of You, and permit me to see his face in the Garden, and make him enter the Home of Peace, and protect him in this world, as long as he is alive. Keep him from the material world (dunya) through the walking on the Path, and make him to be thankful for the blessings YOU give him, and give him goodness from me.' Then he, (RA) said, 'As‐salaamu alaikum wa Rahmutullahi wa Barakatuh, for I will not see you after this day. May Allah have mercy upon you, but I do not like to be known, and I love to be solitary, for I am in deep anxiety when I am with people. So do not ask about me, and do not call upon me, but know that you are in my heart even if I do not see you nor you 112

see me. Mention me and pray for me, for I will mention you and pray for you, if Allah, Exalted is He, so wishes. So go away from here.'" Haram ibn Hayyan said, " I deeply wanted to walk with him for an hour, but after that he did not allow me anymore, so I left him and I started to weep, and he also wept. I kept watching him until he went into a road...After that I asked about him, and I called to him, but no one could tell me anything about him. But then, after a week or so had passed by, I saw him once or twice in my sleep. Uwais said, 'The Messenger of Allah died,' but he did not say, 'The Messenger of Allah, sall‐Allahu `Alayhi wa sallam,' although he said it about the Prophets before him. By this he meant that the grace of the Messenger of Allah is well known, and he is known for the perfection of his honor, and he does not need to be praised by people." Some said that when night came, Uwais, (RA) would say, "This night is for prostrating." Then he would prostrate until morning. And also when night came he would distribute the food in his house to the poor, and he would say, "O Lord, if someone dies this night out of hunger, excuse me, and if someone dies naked, excuse me." Abdullah ibn Salma, the Companion, (RA) said, "We went to Azerbaijan in the company of our Mater Umar ibn al‐Khattab, (RA), and Uwais was with us. On our way back he became ill and we carried him, but he did not last long and he died. We went to bury him and found a grave that was already dug. Water was available and everything was ready to receive a dead body. We washed him, put him in a shroud, prayed over him, and then we left. Some of us said that we should go back and mark the grave so that we would 113

be able to find it later. So we returned to the place, but there was no trace of the grave to be found." May Allah be pleased with him, and for he himself alone was equal to an entire Ummah (Community).."

Figure 54: Holy Grave of Hudhaifa Al-Yamini beloved Companion of Rasool (SM)

HAZRAT HUDHAIFA AL YAMANI (A.)
He was one of the most trusted companions of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) and a near associate of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS). He was one of those seven persons who joined the funeral prayers of Bibi Fatemah (AS). There are several instances in history where Hazrat Hudhaifa has proved steadfast in his loyalty to our Holy Prophet (SAWW). Hazrat Hudhaifa had responded to the Prophet's call in battle of Trench (Khandak) when the Prophet had promised Paradise to the person who would venture out to the enemy's camp with the intention of spying their activities. Hazrat Hudhaifa was known as "the possessor of the Secret", since the Holy Prophet (SAWW) had revealed to him the names and specific identity of those hypocrites who intended to kill him on his return journey from Tabuk, but had strictly instructed him not to disclose the secret. Hudhaifa was 114

appointed governor of Madain (which is a place near Baghdad, Iraq) by Caliph Omar and held that post for many years. He was holding that post till Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) assumed the caliphate. Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) then sent a letter to the people of Madain, informing them of his caliphate and that Hudhaifa would continue to be the governor of Madian. Hudhaifa al Yamani died just before the battle of Jamal in 36 A.H. He was buried in Madain.

Mosque of Shrine of Hazrat Salman Parsi (A.) Iran

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Shrine of Hazrat Salman Parsi (A.)

Hazrat Salman Parsi (A.)
Early Years in Persia (Iran)
According to the investigations and researches of the Arab historians, Salman was born in or around the year 568 A.D., in a small town in Persia called Jiyye. The modern city of Isfahan stands on the site of Jiyye. Incidentally, Salman was not the name given to him at his birth. His Persian name was Rozeba. Many years later when he became a Muslim, his master, Muhammed Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah (May Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt), changed his name to Salman. During the years when he was at the court of his master, Muhammed Mustafa, his friends sometimes, also addressed him, as Abu Abdullah (the father of Abdullah). Salman's father was a rich landlord and a powerful political figure in Jiyye and the surrounding areas. He had much prosperity in the city, and vast estates in the country, and he had numerous slaves and many herds of horse. Since Salman was his only son he lavished all his love upon him. 116

Most Persians (Iranians) in those days were Magians or Zoroastrians (followers of the Persian prophet Zoroaster). Salman was also taught the principles and doctrines of Zoroastrianism. He was in his early teens when he grasped the highly complex, sometimes esoteric doctrines and dogmas of the Persian national belief and soon he knew as much as his own teachers and the priests of the Zoroastrian fire temples of Jiyye did. In those days in Persia, it was considered a great honor to be a priest in one of the fire‐temples. Service in a fire‐temple provided the priests with status, prestige and numerous perquisites. Since in Persian also, the priests could reach high position in local and "national" governments, Salman's father managed to get him appointed as a priest in the local fire‐temple while he was only sixteen years old. For three years, Salman played priest in the fire‐temple of Jiyye but then he began to lost interest in his work. It had become too monotonous and wearisome for him. The priests were men of limited vision and limited knowledge and they were too dogmatic. If he posed any creedal question to them, they were, in most cases, unable to answer him; or, they spoke in a language of allusions, historical allegories and parallels. One day in spring (circa 586 A.D.), Salman's father had some important business to attend to at one of his country houses. But before he could go to the country, some merchants arrived in Jiyye from the ancient city of Balkh and to entertain them he had to stay in Jiyye itself. He, therefore, asked Salman to go in his stead, and briefed him on what he had to do at the country house.

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The following day Salman left Jiyye for his father's country estate. When Salman had traveled a few miles from the city, he came upon a fork in the road, and standing upon the brow of an eminence, he paused for a few minute to survey the surroundings and to determine the direction of his destination. The light was now rapidly advancing from the east, and was tinting the landscape. Presently the sun rose and as Salman was still basking in the stream of the rays of the rising sun a grey stone edifice, partly veiled in golden mist, caught his eye. It was some distance from the road, and Salman decided to find out what it was and to whom did it belong. He, therefore, went near it to take a closer look at it. Salman, propelled by his curiosity, entered the building to investigate. Inside, people were conducting a religious service and a choir was singing a hymn in a foreign language, which he did not understand. When the service was over, one member of the congregation came to him, greeted him, and asked him who he was, and what was the purpose of his visit. Salman told him who he was, and explained that he wished to know who they were, and what creed they professed. He was taken to the "high priest" who explained to him that they were Christians from Syria and explained to him the Oneness of God, the Day of Judgment, and the role of the Apostles, Messengers and Prophets of God. Salman questioned the Christian priest regarding their beliefs and eventually the priest initiated him into Christianity. When Salman was late coming home, his father became very anxious. His father sat, hacked with nameless fears and dark forebodings, in the court of his palatial house, surrounded by his friends who were trying to comfort him. Suddenly, Salman entered through the gate. His father threw his arms around him and asked him where he had disappeared. 118

Salman proceeded to explain to his father that he had ridden past a church of Christians and was with them all day long. His father then said that he hoped that those people hadn't misled him and his religion and the religion of his forefathers was the right one. Salman refuted his father by proclaiming that their religion was better than Zoroastrianism. Angered by this, his father threatened him with imprisonment and torture if Salman did not swear that he had not and will not change his religion. Salman, however, refused and was beaten and tortured, and was kept hungry and thirsty in his prison day after day. One of the servants of Salman's father was a young man called Mehran. He had reared Salman from his infancy, and he loved him like his own son. Salman knew that he could trust Mehran, and asked him one day if he could put him touch with the Christian priest who might assist him in escaping to Syria. Mehran was only too glad to give this service to his young master and he arranged for his escape. After a few days Mehran came to see Salman and informed him that a caravan was ready to leave for Syria. The following night Mehran entered his cell, removed the shackles from his feet, gave him a new set of clothes to wear, and led him quietly out of the house while everyone was sound asleep. Outside the house, a horse was awaiting Salman. He thanked Mehran for his invaluable help, bade him a silent and tearful farewell, and rode out of Jiyye. Upon arrival in the church, Salman thanked his Christian friends for what they were doing him. The priests gave special instructions to the leader of the caravan regarding the welfare of Salman. 119

The high priest then committed Salman to the protection of God. The caravan left Jiyye the same night, and moving at a brisk pace, put considerable distance between itself and the city before daybreak.

The Years in the Wilderness
Nearly a month after its departure from Jiyye in Persia, the caravan arrived in the ancient city of Damascus. Salman had come to the journey's end but quite frequently; the end of one journey is the beginning of another. Salman too had a new journey ahead of him but he knew that the new journey would be in the realm of spirit. Salman at this time was in the nineteenth year of his life. He was rangy and muscular, and he had a powerful build. He was endowed with a highly retentive memory, and a most penetrating intelligence. He had a critical and an analytic mind that applied logic to every situation. In his physical characteristics and his mental attributes he surpassed all the young men of his age and generation. Just as he was tall, broad and robust beyond his years, he was also wise, prudent, and sagacious and his experience. Early in his life, he had cultivated a temperate personality. In Jiyye ‐ his hometown ‐ he had riches, luxury, and high status ‐ all within grasp. But he spurned them all, and he did so not withstanding his extreme youth. Instead of seeking power and pleasure, as other young men of his generation did, he made the pursuit of Knowledge and Truth the "vocation" of his life. He was the idealist par excellence. After leaving Jiyye in Persia, Salman lived in four other cities. He lived for ten years in Damascus, and then during the next twenty years, he lived in Mosul, Nasibin and 120

Ammuria. In each of these cities, he read, studied, observed, and he assimilated all the religious knowledge that was extant. He also spent much time in devotions in the hope of finding the gift of enlightenment and inner peace. But his religious experience during this period was almost entirely subjective. It arose out of and was identified by means of his awareness of his own mental states and psychological processes. There were times when his interior world became so vivid that he lost touch with the exterior world. This alarmed him. One question that arose persistently in his mind was if it was right to turn one's back upon the world and its problems, and to try to win felicity and inner peace for one's owns self. With the passage of time, the specter of doubt began to rear its head in Salman's thoughts. He felt that Truth ‐ the Ultimate Truth ‐ was still hidden from his, and this after an effort to find it that had spanned more than a quarter century. When Salman was tormented too much by these thoughts, and when he knew he had come to and impasse, he turned to God, and prayed to Him to give him deliverance from doubt and skepticism, and lead him to the destination which He had chosen for him. Little did he know, the light of guidance that he wished and hoped to see, was soon to appear on the horizon.

The last city, in which Salman lived, was Ammuria ‐ a city in the eastern part of Asia Minor ‐ then a province of the Eastern Roman Empire or the Byzantium Empire. It was in Ammuria that he heard, for the first time, vague reports of the appearance, in Makkah in Arabia, of a new prophet. According to these reports, this new prophet forbade the worship of idols and images and preached the doctrine of the absolute sovereignty and Oneness of God. 121

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It occurred to Salman that the Flame of Truth, which he was seeking, might be the one burning in Makkah in Arabia. Suddenly, Makkah appeared to be beckoning him to come. He, therefore, made up his mind to go to Makkah to meet the Arabian prophet as soon as his circumstances would allow, and to interrogate him personally on the problems, which had been perplexing him. Toward late summer in that year, some travelers arrived in Ammuria from the south. Salman's enquiries revealed that these travelers were horse traders from a city called Yathrib in Arabia. They told him that after selling their horses, they would return to Damascus to make connection with a caravan that was being "assembled" there for the return journey to Yathrib. Salman met the leader of these horse traders and requested him to allow him to travel with them to Damascus, and thence to Yathrib. In return for his favor, he offered to pay him his modest savings. The Leader of the horse traders agreed. The journey was long and arduous. But Salman endured the travail with stoical courage. While other travelers rode their camels or horses. Salman walked, a feat of endurance that astonished them. Eventually, Salman's carvan arrived in the oasis of Wadi‐ul‐Qura in the Hijaz, and the leader of the caravan announced that they would halt there for three days and three nights. In this time, Salman made plans for the last leg of his journey from Yathrib to Makkah. What he did not know at this time was that bitter disappointment was lying in wait for him "just around the corner." They offered Salman for sale to the highest bidder among the Jews. Salman protested that he was not a slave, and could not be sold or bought but he could not produce any "witnesses" who would vouch that he was a free man. His Jewish master made him a prisoner, and the caravan left for its destination without him. 122

Salman attracted much attention in Wadi‐ul‐Qura due to his gigantic stature and many showed an interest in buying him. One of the bidders, however, was a cousin of Salman's master; He lived in Yathrib and visited Wadi‐ul‐Qura on business. He became so insistent on buying Salman that his (Salman's) master agreed to sell him. Before long, in Yathrib also, a competition began among the Jews to buy Salman. His master did not want to sell him but he found one of the offers so attractive that he accepted it, and sold him. The new master sold him again. Thus he passed through many hands. Eventually, a rich Jew ‐ one Uthman bin Ashhel ‐ bought him. Uthman and the other Jews had never seen a slave like Salman. They noted that he didn't talk much but whenever he did, he spoke words of profound wisdom. His judgment, they noted, was like the judgment of Solomon himself. His master benefited, not only from his work but also from his advice and his opinions, which he sought from him quite frequently. But he was a vicious and brutal taskmaster, and made Salman work almost non‐stop. Salman's work was difficult and laborious but he did not allow his adverse circumstances to extinguish the flame that the hope of meeting Muhammed (S.A.W) had kindled in his breast. The hope of meeting Muhammed (S.A.W) revived him each day, there was magic in the name of Muhammad (S.A.W) that never failed to work. Whenever Salman had a rough day, he reminded himself that he had a "rendezvous" with Muhammed (S.A.W), he bounced back. One morning when Salman began his descent from the top of a tree, he noticed that his master, who sat at its foot, was engaged in talking with a stranger. From this stranger it was gathered that Muhammed (S.A.W) had come to Yathrib and the Aus and Khazraj had taken an oath of loyalty to him. Immediately upon hearing this Salman's mind constantly wondered how he could finally meet Muhammed (may Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt). 123

Salman's Meeting with Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W) and his Induction into Islam
One evening Uthman bin Ashhel was away from the oasis on some business, and Salman availed of the opportunity to realize his wish, He put the ripe and fresh dates which he had earned that day as his wages, in a bag, and went into the city to find Muhammed (may Allah bless him and his family), and to have audience with him. Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W) was living, at this time, in the house of Hadhret Abu Ayub Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him), as his guest, each step that Salman took toward his destination heightened his anticipation. And then the great moment came. Salman the Persian was escorted into the presence of Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W), the beloved of God, and his (Salman's) own unseen beloved. His heart was bounding inside his ribs like a bird fluttering in a cage but he was making a supreme effort to steady himself. Suddenly, he was arrested in mid‐motion by the vision framed in the arch. Muhammed Mustafa (may Allah bless him and his family) was seated in the reception room of the house. A few companions sat in front of him. Salman's first glance fell upon his face, and all at once he felt himself dazzled by a thousand sparkling lights. He heard himself saying quietly: "By God, this cannot be the face of a man who has ever told a lie. If there is any face that can be the face of a messenger of God, that is the face of this man." After the exchange of preliminary greeting, Salman stated the purpose of his visit. Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W) told Salman that the message that he had brought, was called Islam, and he explained its meaning to him as total surrender of a man, without reservation, to the Will and pleasure of 124

Allah. Salman could not wait long enough and begged Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W) to admit him to the company of those slaves of Allah who surrender themselves to His Will and His pleasure. Muahmmed Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his family), thereupon, inducted Salman the Persian into Islam. The first requirement for Salman in this induction was to believe that God was One and had no partners or associates, and that Muhammed was His Messenger. The doctrine of the Oneness of God is called Tauheed, and it is the axis of Islam. The mission of Muhammed as God's last messenger to mankind is called Risalet. The second requirement for Salman was to declare his faith in Tauheed and in Risalet. Salman had been enlisted into the service of Allah by His Own Messenger ‐ Muhammed Mustafa(S.A.W) ‐ an honor and a distinction he was to remain proud of all his life, At the same time, he was also admitted into the ranks of his (Muhammed's) friends. Induction into Islam was an appropriate occasion for change of Salman's name. His Persian name was Rozeba. Muhammed Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah, changed it to Salman. Salman loved his new name; he forgot his Persian name, and he is known to history only by his Islamic name. Then Muhammed Mustafa (may Allah bless him and his family) read, for Salman's edification, some passages from Quran Majid ‐ the book revealed to him by Heaven ‐ and he was carried away by its magisterial cadences. Those words, which he heard, were "incandescent". And he sensed that they could not have been put together anywhere but in Heaven itself. After this momentous event, Salman came to see the Messenger of Allah as often as he could, and each time, he brought, either a present for him or sadaqa (charity) for his companions. He brought only what he had earned as his wages. 125

It was inevitable that Salman would arouse the curiosity of the Muslims who had seen him; just as earlier, he had, that of the Jews. Eventually, Muhammed Mustafa (may Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt) himself asked him to tell the story of his life. Salman then recounted the saga of his life. Muhammed Mustafa (may Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt) embraced Salman, kissed him on his forehead, rubbed his hand over his (Salman's) face, and over his heart; prayed for him, and invoked Allah's mercy and His blessings upon him. It was a poignant moment in the life of both of them. Seemingly the long journey for Salman had ended. He had discovered the fountainhead of Eternal Truths and Everlasting Bliss in Islam, and he has become a personal friend of Muhammed Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah. However, his status as a slave hung like a dark cloud over his life. Muhammed Mustafa (may Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt) who was a mercy for all Creation, was aware of Salman's distress, and suggested to him one day to ransom his freedom. Salman broached the subject to his master hoping that he would agree to set him free for a ransom. But the latter who knew Salman had become Muslim, refused to ransom him because he believed he would become a soldier in Muhammed's army and fight against the Jews. Eventually, however, after the expulsion of two of the three Jewish tribes of Medina, after their betrayals at the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud, Uthman bin Ashhel become a little less unreasonable. Therefore, when Salman broached the subject of paying ransom for his freedom once again, he (Uthman) was willing to listen, and he was willing to negotiate the terms of his emancipation with him. 126

Uthman specified to Salman the price of his freedom. Salman would have to plant in Uthman's gardens, three hundred young date palms, and he would pay him 40 oz. of gold. Salman presented these terms to Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W). The latter, thereupon, turned to his companions, and said to them: "Assist your brother." All the companions rose to assist their brother. One of them brought thirty saplings; another brought twenty; a third brought fifteen; a fourth ten, and so on, until they had collected all three hundred as required by the Jew. The Prophet then ordered the companions to dig the earth in which the saplings were to be planted. When the ground was ready for planting, he himself came, and planted the first tree with his own hands. Then the companions took charge of the project, and planted the other trees. Every tree struck roots, and not one out of the three hundred was lost. Three hundred date palms were planted in the garden of Uthman bin Ashhel but Salman still had to pay 40 oz. of gold to him. He was not free yet. A few more weeks passed, and then one day Muhammed Mustafa (may Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt) sent for Salman. When the latter came into the Mosque, he noticed that he was seated on the floor, and his companions sat around him. In front of him there was a tray and in the tray there were some nuggets of gold. The Messenger of Allah gave the gold to Salman and told him to take it and give it to his master as the balance of his ransom. Suddenly everything changed for Salman. The gulf between slavery and freedom had appeared to him to be unfathomable 127

and unbridgeable. But he had called Allah and His Messenger for aid. They had responded, and with their aid, he had cleared the "gulf." Islam and Freedom had extricated Salman from the vast wilderness of time which his past had been until then, and from that moment, he became "future‐oriented," as five years earlier, he had become "Islam‐oriented." After his emancipation from the slavery of a Jew, Salman the Persian became a slave once again ‐ voluntarily. This time he chose his own master, and they were Allah and His Messenger, Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W). This new "slavery" became his greatest pride and his greatest pleasure.

The Battle of Ahzab or the Siege of Medina
Salman the Persian had just redeemed his freedom when Medina, the capital of Islam, was threatened by an unprecedented peril. In early February 627, Muhammed Mustafa (may Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt), received intelligence that the polytheists of Makkah had completed their preparations for the invasion of Medina with a cavalry and infantry of ten thousand seasoned warriors of Arabia, and also learned that their resolution was to obliterate Islam in one massive, coordinated attack. The Makkan generals might have captured Medina with their "hit‐and‐run" fighting strategy but for the presence in that city of a "foreigner" ‐ Salman the Persian. He worked out strategy of his own, and his counter‐strategy foiled the Makkan strategy. He said to the Prophet that if a trench, too deep and too wide for the horses to leap over, were dug on the exposed section of the perimeter of the city, it would immobilize the enemy cavalry. 128

When the trench was being dug, one of Muhajireen who was watching Salman, claimed him as a Muhajir (Immigrant from Makkah). "Salman is one of us, Muhajireen," he said. But he was at once challenged by the Muslims of Medina (the Ansar) when they heard this, and one of them said: "No. Salman is one of us, Ansar." A lively argument began between the two groups of Muslims ‐ the Muhajireen and the Ansar ‐ each of them claiming that Salman belonged to their group, and not to the other group. Presently, the Apostle of Allah arrived on the scene, and he too heard the argument of the Muhajireen and the Ansar. He was amused by the claims of the two sides but he soon put an end to their argument by saying: "Salman is neither Muhajir nor Ansar. He is one of us. He is one of the People of the House." This is the greatest honor ever bestowed upon anyone by Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W), the Messenger of Allah. As recipient of revelations from Heaven, and as its interpreter, he declared that Salman was a member of his house ‐ the Family of the Chosen one of Allah. No one else in the entire history of Islam has ever been elevated to such high rank as Salman the Persian. Hardly the last spiteful of earth had been cast out of the trench, when the cavaliers of Makkah arrived, thundering across the desert ‐ like a whirlwind. But suddenly they were checked in their career by a strange new obstacle ‐ the trench. The siege of Medina might have lasted a long time with unpredictable results but it did not. One of the Makkan generals ‐ Amr ibn Abd Wudd ‐ lost patience with this "static" or "un‐Arab" mode of fighting, and he decided to change its 129

character by hurdling the trench, and by carrying a "dynamic" or an "Arab" war into the camp of the Muslims. Amr ibn Abd Wudd and three of his staff officers, therefore, went on an inspection of the trench and discovered a rocky projection in it which the Muslims had been unable to cut and used it to jump the trench. Once inside the perimeter of the city, he boldly advanced toward the encampment of the Muslims, and challenged them to single combat in the classical tradition of Arabian warfare. A duel between Amr ibn Abd Wud and Ali ibn Abi Talib(A.S.) was fought, with Ali being victorious. As soon as Amr fell to the ground, the other three knights who had accompanied him hastily retreated across the trench. The death of Amr ibn Abd Wud was the deathblow to the morale and the will‐to‐fight of the Makkan army. All its hopes for quick victory over the Muslims had lain in him, and with his death, it began to fall apart. The failure of the Siege of Medina in 627 was a most significant even in the history of Islam and of Arabia. It meant that the infidels of Makkah could never be able to mount another invasion of Medina ‐ the fortress of Islam. The successful defense of Medina made Islam "invulnerable." After the battle of Ahzab, the initiative passed, finally and irreversibly, from the infidels of Makkah to the Muslims of Medina, and Islam was able to move into a position of dominance in the Peninsula.

The Eternal Rest Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W), the Beloved Messenger of Allah

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Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W) was the sun and moon of the world of Salman, and with his death, it was plunged into darkness. Salman had known disaster and tragedy in life but the loss of his friend, Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W), was the most staggering blow to him ever. It was a shock from which, he thought, he might never recover. He felt as if he might lose his grip on life itself. He was 65‐years old when his master Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W) died. Next to Muhammed Mustafa, the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bles him and his Ahlul‐Bayt), his first cousin, Ali ibn Abi Talib(A.S.), was the focus of Salman's live and devotion, The love of Muhammed and Ali was, for him, the perpetual and unfailing touchstone of the faith of a Muslim. He loved and served Ali with the same zeal as he had served Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W). In June 656, Ali ibn Abi Talib(A.S.) ascended the throne of the caliphate in Medina as the successor of Muhammed Mustafa, The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his Ahlul‐Bayt). One of his first acts, upon taking charge of the government of the Muslims, was to appoint Salman el‐Farsi the governor of the city and the districts of Madaen in Iraq. At this time, Salman was quite advanced in years. But thanks to his abstemiousness, and to the Spartan discipline he had imposed upon himself all his life, he was in top physical and mental condition. He left Medina on his 800 miles long journey to Madaen carrying online a "sajjada" made of palm‐leaf on which to say prayers, a bag containing crusts of barley bread, a water bag made of goat skin, a cup and a pillow. These were all his worldly possessions. However, by the time he arrived at his destination he had given all these things away, 131

except the "sajjada", because he saw others in need of these items. Unfortunately within a few weeks of his arrival Salman the Persian, the slave of Allah, and the bosom friend of Muhammed Mustafa (S.A.W) and Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.), died. He was 88 years old at his death, and was buried in Madaen. May Allah be pleased with His loving salve, Salman el‐Farsi, and may He overwhelm his soul with His Bounty, Grace and Mercy.

Hazrat Abu Ayyub al‐Ansari (RA.)

Mosque & Holy Shrine of Hazrat Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (RA), Whom Donated the land for Great Prophet’s first mosque. But during Abu Bakr’s Chaliphate, He left Madina towards Zabid City, Yemen to meet with Ashique –E-Rasool Hazrat Awais alQuruni and studied Science, Mathematics & Astrology. Later he became a Great Sufi Master of Islam in the field of Science, Astrology, Astronomy & Mathematics. 132

Khalid ibn Zayd ibn Kulayb from the Banu Najjar was a great and close companion of the Prophet. He was known as Abu Ayyub (the father of Ayyub) and enjoyed a privilege which many of the Ansar in Madinah hoped they would have. When the Prophet, peace and blessings of God be on him, reached Madinah after his hijrah from Makkah, he was greeted with great enthusiasm by the Ansar of Madinah. Their hearts went out to him and their eyes followed him with devotion and love. They wanted to give him the most generous reception anyone could be given. The Prophet first stopped at Quba on the outskirts of Madinah and stayed there for some days. The first thing he did was to build a mosque which is described in the Quran as the "mosque built on the foundation of piety (taqwa)". (Surah At‐ Tawhah 9: 1O8). The Prophet entered Madinah on his camel. The chieftains of the city stood along his path, each one wishing to have the honor of the Prophet alighting and staying at his house. One after the other stood in the camel's way entreating, "Stay with us, O Rasulullah." "Leave the camel," the Prophet would say. "It is under command. " The camel continued walking, closely followed by the eyes and hearts of the people of Yathrib. When it went past a house, its owner would feel sad and dejected and hope would rise in the hearts of others still on the route. The camel continued in this fashion with the people following it until it hesitated at an open space in front of the house of Abu Ayyub al‐Ansari. But the Prophet, upon whom be peace, did not get down. After only a short while, the camel set off again, the Prophet leaving its reins loose. Before long, however, it turned round, retraced its steps and stopped on the same spot as before. Abu Ayyub's heart was filled with happiness. He went out to the Prophet and greeted 133

him with great enthusiasm. He took the Prophet's baggage in his arms and felt as if he was carrying the most precious treasure in the world. Abu Ayyub's house had two stories. He emptied the upper floor of his and his family's possessions so that the Prophet could stay there. But the Prophet, peace be on him, preferred to stay on the lower floor. Night came and the Prophet retired. Abu Ayyub went up to the upper floor. But when they had closed the door, Abu Ayyub turned to his wife and said: "Woe to us! What have we done? The messenger of God is below and we are higher than he! Can we walk on top of the messenger of God? Do we come between him and the Revelation (Wahy)? If so, we are doomed." The couple became very worried not knowing what to do. They only got some peace of mind when they moved to the side of the building which did not fall directly above the Prophet. They were careful also only to walk on the outer parts of the floor and avoid the middle. In the morning, Abu Ayyub said to the Prophet: "By God, we did not sleep a wink last night, neither myself nor Umm Ayyub." "Why not, Abu Ayyub?" asked the Prophet. Abu Ayyub explained how terrible they felt being above while the Prophet was below them and how they might have interrupted the Revelation. "Don't worry, Abu Ayyub," said the Prophet. "We prefer the lower floor because of the many people coming to visit us." "We submitted to the Prophet's wishes," Abu Ayyub related, "until one cold night a jar of ours broke and the water spilled on the upper floor. Umm Ayyub and I stared at the water We only had one piece of velvet which we used as a blanket. We used it to mop up the water out of fear that it would seep through to the Prophet. In the morning I went to him and said, “I do not like to be 134

above you,' and told him what had happened. He accepted my wish and we changed floors”. The Prophet stayed in Abu Ayyub's house for almost seven months until his mosque was completed on the open space where his camel had stopped. He moved to the roots which were built around the mosque for himself and his family. He thus became a neighbor of Abu Ayyub. What noble neighbor to have had! Abu Ayyub continued to love the Prophet with all his heart end the Prophet also loved him dearly. There was no formality between them. The Prophet continued to regard Abu Ayyub's house as his own. The following anecdote tells a great deal about the relationship between them. Abu Bakr, may God be pleased with him, once left his house in the burning heat of the midday sun and went to the mosque. Umar saw him and asked, "Abu Bakr, what has brought you out at this hour? Abu Bakr said he had left his house because he was terribly hungry and Umar said that he had left his house for the same reason. The Prophet came up to them and asked, "What has brought the two of you out at this hour?" They told him and he said, "By Him in Whose hands is my soul, only hunger has caused me to come out also. But come with me." They went to the house of Abu Ayyub al‐Ansari. His wife opened the door and said, "Welcome to the Prophet and whoever is with him." "Where is Abu Ayyub?" asked the Prophet. Abu Ayyub, who was working in a nearby palm grove, heard the Prophet's voice and came hurriedly. "Welcome to the Prophet and whoever is with him," he said and went on "O Prophet of God, this is not the time that you usually come." (Abu Ayyub used to keep some food for the Prophet every day. When the Prophet did not come for 135

it by a certain time, Abu Ayyub would give it to his family.) "You are right," the Prophet agreed. Abu Ayyub went out and cut a cluster of dates in which there were ripe and halfripe dates. "I did not want you to eat this," said the Prophet. "Could you not have brought only the ripe dates?" "O Rasulullah, please eat from both the ripe dates (rutb) and the half ripe (busr). I shall slaughter an animal for you also. " "If you are going to, then do not kill one that gives milk," cautioned the Prophet. Abu Ayyub killed a young goat, cooked half and grilled the other half. He also asked his wife to bake, because she baked better he said. When the food was ready, it was placed before the Prophet and his two companions. The Prophet took a piece of meat and placed it in a loaf and said, "Abu Ayyub, take this to Fatima. She has not tasted the like of this for days. When they had eaten and were satisfied, the Prophet said reflectively: "Bread and meat and busr and rutb!" Tears began to flow from his eyes as he continued: "This is a bountiful blessing about which you will be asked on the Day of judgment. If such comes your way, put your hands to it and say, Bismillah (In the name of God) and when you have finished say, Al hamdu lillah alladhee huwa ashbana wa anama alayna (Praise be to God Who has given us enough and Who has bestowed his bounty on us). This is best." These are glimpses of Abu Ayyub's live during peace time. He also had a distinguished military career. Much of his time was spent as a warrior until it was said of him, "He did not stay away from any battle the Muslims fought from the time of the Prophet to the time of Muawiyah unless he was engaged at the same time in another." The last campaign he took part in was the one prepared by Muawiyah and led by his son Yazid against Constantinople. 136

Abu Ayyub at that time was a very old man, almost eighty years old. But that did not prevent him from joining the army and crossing the seas as a ghazi in the path of God. After only a short time engaged in the battle, Abu Ayyub fell ill and had to withdraw from fighting. Yazid came to him and asked: "Do you need anything, Abu Ayyub?" "Convey my salaams to the Muslim armies and say to them: "Abu Ayyub urges you to penetrate deeply into the territory of the enemy as far as you can go, that you should carry him with you and that you should bury him under your feet at the walls of Constantinople." Then h e breathed his last. The Muslim army fulfilled the desire of the companion of the Messenger of God. They pushed back the enemy's forces in attack after attack until they reached the walls of Constantinople. There they buried him. (The Muslims beseiged the city for four years but eventually had to withdraw after suffering heavy losses.)

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The Millennium Prophecy, Heralds a Golden Age, Proclaimed by His Eminency Dr. M.N. Alam To the Heads of State and World Leaders in Brazil:

Figure 31: His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Shah Sufi M N Alam To the honorable heads of state, heads of government, kings, emperors, distinguished religious leaders, intellectuals and scientists; I am disclosing valuable information concerning the future. It is the age of science and the era of utmost improvement in human civilization. It is known from history that this is the second human civilization on Earth. At the time of the Prophet Noah (SM), the culture, developed science and education of the first civilization vanished away from the Earth by flood and earthquake. It is also known that four thousand years ago the Atlantic Ocean was once the shape of a continent with different nations, where many cultures lived. According to historical findings, the Atlantic Ocean (as a continent) collapsed in consequence of universal cataclysm and earthquakes resulting into an ocean.
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Therefore, we see how tremendous the history of mankind is. Archaeologists and scientists are discovering innumerable relics of human civilization and history through digging and searching the soil. Many aspects of our current civilization is likely to be wiped away completely from the Earth after the year 2002 AD. Human beings will build up the third civilization as indicated in The Sacred Holy Al-Quran, The Tawrat, and The Zabur, The Bible (Ingil), The Kalki Puran (Hindu Sacred Text) and others.

The present civilization will end after the global year 2002, after the occurrence of a third world war if man does not heed his inner voice. This inner spiritual urging is given expression by the modern prophets. A new civilization will begin by the permanent peace messenger of Almighty God, the great Imam Mahdi (A) who will come from a region in the Arabian Desert. As desired by God, Jesus Christ (Nabi Isha (A)) is to establish a world government based in Jerusalem creating heaven on earth after the year 2002.
This statement refers to the great transformation, which will occur at the time of the New Millennium. Similar prophecies concerning this period are the subject of most of the world's religions, as well as of astrologers and modern western prophets like Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce and Jean Dixon. This statement is made here as an appeal to the Heads of State, as well as to the people of the planet, to make every effort to bring peace to the planet and to prepare ourselves spiritually for the great events, which are about to occur in our lifetime. According to the Holy Quran and the leaders of the Sufi Orders, the course of human history and the present conditions are leading to the Third World War and the destruction of the planet. This will result in the dawning of
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an entirely different system of human values and organizations. According to Sufi cosmology, civilization began with Adam (SM) the first man. Biblical floods and earthquakes destroyed that civilization at the time of the Prophet Noah (SM) about four thousand years ago. That gave rise to the second and present civilization, which may come to an end unless humanity heeds its inner voice, given expression by the prophets. The present civilization, which is based on military might, economic exploitation and the dependence of the industrialized world on cheap crude oil, will pave the way for the Third World War. Other factors contributing to the war are the fragmentation of the Soviet Union and the resultant economic chaos there, and the impoverishment of Africa and Asia. The economic pressure that a unified Europe will place on the United States and the competition for diminishing natural resources will also create pressure. Incomparable and beyond imagination, the Third World War will cause famine and drought worldwide. The nations of the West will face economic crisis and political instability. There will be no rest in the landscapes or cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, including other thirty states of USA, Tokyo, Beijing, Rome, Addis-Ababa, Johannesburg, Sana, Mount Himalaya of Nepal, New Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Asham, Tripura of India, Bangkok of Thailand, Dhaka, Khulna Chittagong of Bangladesh, Telabib of Israel and Cairo of Egypt also many other cities, lands, mountains of the World. Natural disasters caused by man-made behavior will also add to the destruction. The prophecy holds that three quarters of all living beings and natural resources will be destroyed by this probable war. In the course of the war, the descendants of Abraham (the Jews, Christians and Muslims) will fight with each other, but
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none shall dominate. The Earth will be laid to waste in their struggle. The war will come to an end after the destruction of the oil supply and technological infrastructure. At this time, when humanity is facing extinction, a self-proclaimed king and god named King Dajjal will appear in the area of the Red Sea. He will declare himself the custodian of heaven and make war on all who do not accept him as their god. While this situation is occurring, after 2002 a spiritual being called the Great Imam Mahdi (SM), an inhabitant of the Arabian Desert, and a descendant of the Prophet Mohammad (SM), will be proclaimed as universal leader in the Holy City Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This will occur after the year 2002. On the same year, Jesus Christ (Nabi Isa) (SM) is expecting to appear from the blue sky in the city of Damascus, capital of Syria, in the minaret of Holy Umayyad Mosque. Jesus Christ (Nabi Isa) (SM) will expel King Dajjal. With the coleadership of great Imam Mahdi (SM) and Jesus Christ (Nabi Isa) (SM) heaven on earth will be created for all beings. The people of the Earth will be unified into one Nation, having one Government, and worshiping one God. The Great Imam Mahdi (SM) will establish this New World order in Jerusalem, the unified center of world harmony and peace. Imam Mahdi (SM) will then lead humanity into the Golden Age, unifying Heaven and Earth. There will no longer be any destructive intent, or any need for weapons of mass destruction. Around the year 2011 Jesus Christ (Nabi Isa) (SM), will lead the New World Government approximately until December 2052. The people of the Earth will be unified in a confederation of governments. All will accept the Great Imam Mahdi (SM) as the universal leader. The mindless power struggle will vanish under his spiritual leadership. This period of peace and joy will last until 2052.
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After the year 2052 another world leader named King Zahzah will come to power to continue the spiritual legacy. He will lead until 2102. At this time a leader from Africa will emerge and thereafter descendants of his dynasty will lead for the next 900 years. During this time confusion and chaos will again come about. Eventually, the Holy Mosque at Holy Mecca will be damaged and the spiritual strength of Pure Islam will gradually decline and 7000 years of human civilization may come to an end on the planet Earth. Humanity can have an alternative future, however, if it heeds in time the Holy Voice. The Prince of Peace, the Merciful Source of life, the one living God in his infinite love, speaks to mankind through the voice of the prophets. If humanity heeds the warnings of its inner voice, given expression by the modern prophets, to cease its inhuman behavior, to care for the environment, to respect all life as an expression of Divine intention, only then humanity will sustain spiritual grace and dwell in the house of the Lord for ever more. This too can be our "Destiny."
This gigantic task of research on the Millennium Prophecy statement from the Holy Al-Quran, Old Testament of The Bible, religious research books and opinion of the concerned intellectuals, is also based on astrology, astronomy, geography and philosophy. Included are also the interfaith opinions of the religious personalities of the world. Natural disasters in North America and Europe, as well as many man-made disasters prefigure many of the realizations of the Prophecy. UN Secretary General Dr. Kofi Annan has advised the Millennium Prophecy should be forwarded to the US Mission in NY and taken into the General Assembly and Security Council Agenda.

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Statements of the Union of Concerned Scientists Point to the Validity of Millennium Prophecy: Prominent World scientists have warned humanity that we must take certain actions on behalf of our planet, if widespread human misery is to be avoided in the new Millennium. These 1,600 senior scientists, including 102 Nobel Laureates, target resource management, population control, poverty, sexual equality and maintaining ecological balance of Earth's systems as the five critical areas requiring attention. They tell us that a new attitude of gratitude and responsibility is required by us, if we are to create a harmonious balance between humanity and our environment. The Union of Concerned Scientists is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

BACKGROUND HISTORY OF SUFI PROPHECY, HERITAGE AND RECORD:
On the Arabian Peninsula in the sixth century, the Prophet Mohammad (SAW) preached the religion of humanity to establish permanent peace on the surface of the planet Earth. After re-entering the Holy City of Mecca with the prophet's new vision for mankind, the prophet predicted Sufi Prophecy in presence of 100,000 of his followers. According to Sufi cosmology, it has been predicted that a child would be born in the Arabian Desert around the year 1962. The prediction cited that the child would be born, resembling Prophet Mohammad, in a
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farmer's house, and will be born within the prophet's family, and His father's name would be Abdullah and his mother's name Aminah. The prophet also indicated that there would be two occurrences after the year 2002; the miraculous reappearance of Jesus Christ (SM) and the enlightening arrival of the new messenger of God, Imam Mahdi (SM). The child would lead humanity together with Jesus Christ (SM) to co-create Heaven on Earth. This Sufi legacy has been predicted innumerable times before, first by The Great Ali (A) of the seventh century, fourth Khalifa of Islam at Kufa, Iraq, during the ninth century by the Great Sufi Saint Abdul Qader Jilani (R). In the eleventh century, the Sufi Master Sheikh Nyamatulah (R), of India, predicted the details of the prophecy in his fifty-four Persian Poems. Sheikh Mujadded AlFesani (R), another Sufi Master at Sher-Hind, West Punjab, India, was detained by Mogul Emperor Akbar in the sixteenth century for his prediction for the year 2004. The forty-third spiritual successor from the prophet of Islam, Chief Khalifa and custodian of Dayera Sharif, of the seven hundred years old Sufi Dynasty and President of the World Spiritual Assembly, Sheikh Shah Sufi Dr. Mohammad Nurul Alam, confirmed this prediction as being true in the Earth Summit & Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 3rd 1992. Through his twenty-five years
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research of mathematics, astronomy, astrology, theology, science, Sufi cosmology and the exploration of one hundred Eighty six countries, the prophecy has been rationalized and affirmed by the presentation of the Ex-Executive Director, Seshadri Gupta of India. This Prophecy was proclaimed in the Earth Summit and Global Forum at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 3rd, 1992, for the sole reason of safeguarding human society. It was recorded on radio, television and with other competent authorities.

Figure 32 His Eminency Shah Sufi Mohammed Dr. Nurul Alam detain by the Brazilian govt. and surrounding by the tank and military of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, at front of the Earth Summit Venue. During in 1992 after the proclamation of The vision of the "Millennium Prophecy".

The vision of the "Millennium Prophecy" of Dr. Shah Sufi Mohammad Nurul Alam can now be recognized as a clarion call to man to awaken from his dream of the naïve voice of antagonism. This enlightened seer can be heard as the voice of mankind’s call to reason.

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Originally brought forth in the early 1980s, just as the nuclear arms-race gathered geometric momentum, and as mans strident hostility grew ever louder and less rational, the prophecy pointed to the extreme, yet very real, possibility of mans annihilation. Initially, much abuse was heaped on the well-meaning seer who is the 43rd spiritual successor of The Prophet of Islam. Derision greeted his "extremist" views, first expressed to a wide audience at the Global Environment Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has also expressed his views in over seven hundred other conferences, symposiums and in many noted international organizations and meetings held at the five continents of the world. It is not easy to wake a sleeping giant to a wider reality, particularly if he is asleep, to the fact that he is trapped in a naïve and hostile illusion. And it follows that when it is necessary to awaken, the sound of the alarm is always perhaps somewhat jarring to a sleeping man. It may be mentioned here that The Prophet Noah(SM) warned his followers, sons and wife till the last moment before the biblical flood of Mount Sana of Yemen, but they refused to attend to his words even then. Dr. T.H. Rampa, a Tibetan with supernatural powers, has written a profound thesis on the Tibetans religion mythological data entitled "Chapter of Life", in which he mentions that near the year 2004 a world religious leader will be heralded. With his arrival, the world’s state will change entirely and enter into a new era of development
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through his leadership. People will be able to communicate from far distances not only among each other, but also with animals. They will also be able to foresee the future with help of supernatural powers. A revolution in religious rejuvenation in man and woman will also occur. Dr. T. H. Rampa further stated on page 138 of his thesis, that on February 5th, 1962 the Milky Way’s celestial bodies will fall into a sixteenth position. Eventually, on May 5th 2004 these same bodies (Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Saturn) will fall into the same position. This phenomenon will bring about a great change in civilization, as we know it. He also states that on the 5th day of May 2004 A.D., the history of mankind will enter a new age where peace will reign. This humble and gifted spiritual personality from Asia, having spent his lifetime studying the widesweep of forces, both within and without, that seem to propel man along the path toward his destiny, recognized that it would take a "shock", an extreme event, to alter mans course. "If we continue the way we are going", says the spiritual being and seer Dr. M. N. Alam, "We will end up where we are headed", and that, he points out, is in mutual destruction, the end of our contemporary civilization. The Prophets fundamental message is a simple one: That we must awaken our gratitude for the extraordinary privilege that it is to be heir to the possibility of what being human is. And that out of the awareness, our gratitude must lead us to take responsibility for a harmonious balance between man and environment,
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between man and man. He suggests to us that only if we step beyond our naïve antagonism can we avert the consequences of the course we are on. Specifically, we must recognize our unity and lay aside hostility between national boundaries and religious schism. We must manage our populations, our ecology and our resources while we bring about equality and eliminate poverty. Special Notes: United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) organized the Earth Summit under co-sponsorship of the Government of Brazil on June 3rd to 14th 1992. It was first time of the history of the Planet Earth, so many Heads of the State, Scientists, Intellectuals and Civil Society Leaders attended to the so called Earth Summit and openly discussed the global issues. There were 172 countries representatives, 108 were the Heads of the State, Emperors, Kings and Queens. The illiterate Prime Minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia did not attend, sent her two cabinet ministers but they were not allowed into the Heads of the State conference venue. His Eminency arranged passes for the Heads of the State conference venue for Govt. Official Hasanul Hoque Inu and Salma Khatun representative of the government of Bangladesh. In the name of City Cleaning for so called Earth Summit the Government of Brazil by the influence of arrogant President Bush Sr. picked up 40,000 street children and thrown them in to the Amazon Jungle like cats, rats and dogs. Crown creation of
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Almighty God human being, street children of Brazil all 40,000 died because of the arrogant Bush legacy. His Eminency Dr. Alam, President of the World Spiritual Assembly, with the Authority vested in him Proclaimed the Summery of the Millennium Prophecy and protested the killing of 40,000 street children of Brazil. His Eminency criticized the Kings and Heads about their current activities and their future and openly criticized UN for not coming into a positive action plan for the implementation and benefit of the mankind. UN established the cantonment under so called peace keeping is paralyzed by the single super power, the United States of America. After about 7 minutes of the Proclamation of the Millennium Prophecy, Heralds a golden age, arrogant Bush Sr., Arabian Kings and Brazilian President got angry and stopped His Eminency’s speech and broke down the conference venue schedule. His Eminency along with Iron Women Senator Belavzoo and many others protested and demonstrated around the conference venue against the so called Earth Summit. Then UN security personnel took His Eminency’s ground pass and UN conference card and escorted him out of the conference venue. Outside, His Eminency while talking to the journalist 7 tanks and 300 military personnel detained him for three hours. Due to local demonstration Bush had escaped thru helicopter to his hotel suite from the conference venue and left
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Brazil by evening. After three hours the Brazilian authority apologized and returned the passes to His Eminency. Later President Bush sent the US Senator Mrs. Belavzoo from the Hotel Suite to His Eminency with the invitation to visit him but His Eminency refused. Bush on the way stopped over at Panama airport to meet his long time business partner iron man General Noriega. In the airport Bush Sr. had a hot talk with General Noriega because of his absence at the Earth Summit of Brazil. So, Bush planned and by misusing his power brought Noriega to USA for trial, convicted and jailed him for 120 years. President George Bush Sr. also had crude oil and other businesses with Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein; he had problems with them too. So, he made a long term plan to get rid of them. By misusing his constitutional power, money and the life of innocent sons and daughters of fellow Americans he killed Saddam Hussein. He did the same thing in Afghanistan and killed Osama Bin Laden. His Eminency challenged Al-Jazzier TV to present Bin Laden to the TV channel if he is alive. They cannot because, he is already dead. He warned Al-Jazzier TV to be responsible and truthful to the viewers. Bush’s family by abusing the constitutional power destroyed the American Economy and it reached to its lowest level in the history of USA. The President Barack H. Obama is a good man but he is surrendering to the peer pressure and he will not be able to keep up with his campaign promises and restore the economy.
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His Eminency also proclaimed the Millennium Prophecy Statement at the Global Forum at Rio de Janeiro on June 7th 2009 in the presence of 30,000 Civil Society leaders and scientists. And they all agreed on the Millennium prophecy. His Eminency also, prophesized about the president of Brazil that he will lose his power shortly. The President of Brazil resigned after seven days of the Earth Summit under the pressure of the people’s protests. Another Funny King Hasan Balkier of Brunei Richest man on the Earth came to the Earth Summit for the Humanitarian call, but he was too busy hunting women then attending the conference. Sultan Hasan Balkier rented entire floor of a most expensive hotel and spent 1 million dollars every night for the prostitutes and wine. The result of the Earth Summit was nothing but zero. This is a clarion call to the people of the Planet Earth to wake up and save the planet from the Destruction.

Biography of Famous Sufi’s (Saints) of Islam who contributed to the Millennium Prophecy Shah Sufi Hazrat Nyamatullah (RA):
The historical prophecies in verse of Hazrat Shah Nyamatullah about the imminent THIRD WORLD WAR (WWIII) and the coming of the Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him).
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A Brief Account of the Life and Prophecies of Hazrat Shah Nyamatullah: Hazrat Shah Nyamatullah was born during the rule of the Sultan Raju Khan Turkman. His father was the venerable Mir Sayed Ataullah, and he was born in the city of Naranwal in Kashmir; this is why he is renowned everywhere as Oley Kashmir and Shah-EHamdan. By the Grace of God the Almighty, Hazrat Shah Nyamatullah began to speak fluently even before he was weaned from his mother’s breast. His respected father, who loved learning, left this world when he was just a child. His father was a notable personage in Sultan Raju Khans court and upon hearing about his death, the Sultans wife Yateem took on the responsibility of bringing him up and educating him. She arranged to have him tutored together with her sons. Only at the age of thirteen, Hazrat Shah Nyamatullah became well versed in the spiritual instructions as well as in archery, swordsmanship and other aspects of warfare. But he was always disinterested in everyday life. He received his first spiritual orders from the contemporary Hazrat Sheikh Mohammad. To gain further knowledge, he became a disciple of the very learned Hazrat Hakim Jibrail Daulatabadi, who, impressed with his student’s powers, had his daughter married to him. Hazrat Shah Nyamatullah then went to Ferozepur and received his spiritual powers from his spiritual teacher; spending sixteen years in hardship there
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People began to hear of his many extraordinary and fabulous words there; at particular times he would make certain pronouncements which could have only come from someone blessed with The Almighty Gods spiritual and special powers. For this reason, he came to be known as Shah-EHamdan of Kashmir. His most notable composition is a translation of The Holy Quran in Farsi; the number of words in the translation equals exactly the number present in the original Holy Quran. Of his many predictions composed in prose and verse, none of the prose versions are extant today, and only some of the prophecies in verse have survived. The predictions he made over eight hundred years ago, in his fifty six poems in Farsi, have been proven to be true from the rule of Timurlane, the First and the Second World Wars and other world historical events. Additionally, His Eminency Dr. Shah Sheik Sufi M.N. Alam has based much of the work in his “Millennium Prophecy” on the predictions made by Hazrat Sheik Nyamatullah in his Farsi poems.

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Figure 85: The Holy Mazar Sharif of The Great Sufi Saint GaosePak MuhiUddeen Abdul Qadir Jilani (RA) of Baghdad By Side Osman Noormuhammad

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Figure 86: The Great Sufi Saint Founder of Qaderia Sufi Order "Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (R)"

He is Hasani and Husaini:
The most universally acclaimed saint of all times and the most celebrated, in all the aalameen (worlds), among jinn and men as well as among the arwaah (souls) and the malaika (angels), the beloved of AllahTa'ala who throughout history has been showered the titles of muhyudeen (reviver of faith), qutbRabbani and ghauth-al-a'zam (the
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greatest helper), Sayyidi wa Imami Shaykh-ulAkbarAbu Muhammad Abdul Qadir Jilani, Radhu Allahu Anh was born in Ramadan 470 A.H/1077 CE in Jilan, Persia. His father's name was Abu Salih, a man of taqwa (piety) and a direct descendant of Hadrat Imam Hassan ibn Ali Rady Allahu Anh. His mother Ummul-Khair Fatima was a saintly daughter of a saintly father Shaykh Abdullah Sawma'ee who was a direct descendant of Hadrat Imam Husain ibn AliRady Allahu Anh. Thus Muhyudeen Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani was both Hasani and Husaini, a descendant of the Holy Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam. For this reason, the Sindhis for example, lovingly call him "putarmithe mahboob jo" (the blessed son of the sweet beloved Holy Prophet), Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum

He Reached the Status of Siddiqeen:
The Holy Prophet MuhammadMustafaSallallahu alaihi wa Sallam is the last Prophet, there is no prophet after him. But people can still aspire to spiritual progress, acquire taqwa (piety) and saintliness and become Awliya Allah (friends of Allah). And the highest spiritual state after Ambiya (prophets), belongs to the Siddiqeen (the truthful) that is why the Holy Prophet taught us to make the dua: Allahummaj 'alna min-as-Siddiqeen (O Allah make us among the truthful). Well, Shaykh Abdul
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Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh manifested to the world that he ranked among the siddiqeen at the ripe age of 18. At that age, his thirst for knowledge and eagerness for the company of the Awliya Allah took him to the city of Baghdad. It is related that as he was about to leave home on this momentous journey, his widowed mother sewed forty gold coins inside his coat as part of his inheritance, and as parting advice told him to be forever truthful. The caravan with whom he was travelling had gone as far as Hamadan when it was attacked by a gang of robbers. In the course of their loot, one of the robbers asked him whether he had anything with him and he truthfully replied that he had forty gold coins sewn in his coat. The robber obviously thought he was joking and narrated this incident to his chief who decided to come and see this young man. When his coat was torn open, sure enough there were forty gold coins. The gang leader was astounded. He asked Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani as to why he revealed this when he could have very well kept it secret. Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani told him that his mother had advised him not to lie and he was duty bound to obey his mother, Hearing this, the gang leader was overpowered with remorse, repented, accepted Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani as his Shaykh and so did all his followers and they went on to acquire awliayah (sainthood) themselves. This is how Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani came to be ranked among the Siddiqeen.
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Allahummaj 'alna min-as-Siddiqeen, Aameen Yaa Rabbal 'Aalameen. Sayyid Hajji Abdul Raheem Bin Sayyid Muhammad Ismail Shirazi has captured the essence of this incident most beautifully in the following verses of his Urdu poem on the Gauth-alA'zam: Choron pay tum nay kar kay tawajjoh Abdaal banaaya 'aali shaan Yaa Gauth-al-A'zam ajab tumhaaree shaan Focusing your spiritual glance at the thieves You turned them into great saints O, the great helper, and your stature is truly astounding (Gulzare Tayyiba, vol 3, p 18) Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Sharia, Tariqa and Haqeeqi Ma'rifa In matters of Shariah (sacred Muslim law), Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh followed the Hanbal Madh-hab (school of sacred Muslim law) but was an authority on the Shafi-i-Madh-hab as well, and a chief exponent of the Ahl us-Sunnah wal Jama'ah (the people who follow the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet and the Jama'ah of his blessed companions). The way to draw nearer to Allah Ta'ala is through additional voluntary prayers day and night, through constant remembrance (Zikr), unceasing salawaat (Durood) on the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam, Sunnah fasting, charity, zuhd (abstinence) and juhd (exertion in the
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way of Allah Ta'ala) as exemplified by the Holy Prophet himself. This then is the tariqa (spiritual path leading to Allah Ta'ala) which is rooted in sharia (sacred Muslim Law). A Shaykh, musk-scented in shariah, tariqa and haqeeqi-ma'rifa (knowledge of Allah Ta'ala) is able to ascertain the spiritual level of a mureed (disciple) and can assign additional awraad and azkaar (voluntary prayers) to be performed to attain spiritual progress. Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani learned tariqa at the hands of Shaykh Hammad Bin Muslim al-Dabbas, Rahmatullahi alaih. Traditionally when someone is appointed a khalifa of a Shaykh in tariqa, he is given a khirqa. Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani was bestowed the khirqa by ShaykhQadi Abi Said al-Mukhrami, Rahmatullahi alaih. The tariqa followed by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh came to be called after him the Qadiriyya tariqa and it came to be universally accepted as a divinely-guided path to spiritual progress through zikr of Allah to polish one's heart of all evil, to lead a virtuous life, to attain the love of the Holy Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam, the love of the sahaba (companions) and the Ahle Bayt (the Prophet's blessed household), the love of the awliya (saints), and to follow the sharia (sacred Muslim law) according to the teachings of any one of the four Imams of madh-hab, that is Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafi-i, Imam Malik and Imam
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Ahmad bin Hanbal, may Allah Ta'ala be pleased with them all. Any tariqa has a silsila or spiritual chain linking the teachings of the Shaykh to the teachings of Rasulullah Sallallahu aliahi wa Sallam. The spiritual genealogy of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani RadyAllahu Anh is traced back to the Holy Prophet as follows: Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, disciple of Shaykh Qadi Abi Said Ali Mubarak al-Mukhrami, disciple of Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Ahmad Qareshi alHankari, disciple of Shaykh Abu Farah Muhammad Yusuf Tartusi, disciple of Shaykh Raziuddin Abul Fazl Abdul Wahid Abdul Aziz, disciple of Shaykh Abu Bakr Abdullah Shibli, disciple of Shaykh Abul Qasim Junaid of Bagdad, disciple of Shaykh Abul Hasan Siri Saqti, disciple of Shaykh Maroof Al-Karkhi, disciple of Shaykh Sulaiman Dawood Tai, disciple of Shaykh Habib ul Ajami, disciple of Shaykh Hasan al-Basri, disciple of Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib, Khalifaof Sayyidina Muhammad ibn Abdillah, Nurin-minNurillah, Allahumma Salli wa Sallim wa baarik alaih. The names in this silsila (spiritual chain) are given in the Tawassul of Qadiriyya in the kitab Abdul Qadir Fee Eedahittasawwuf compiled by
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Nuriddeen ibn Shaykh Husain Mahmud alGhasani as well as in the biography of the Shaykh by Dr. Zahurul Hasan Sharib. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Nasiha Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh taught Muslims and preached to non-Muslims in Baghdad. His Khutbas (sermons) and Nasiha (advice) have been compiled and handed down through centuries as classics of Muslim spirituality. His major spiritual works in the field are: 1. Sirr al-asrar (The secret of secrets). 2. Futuh al-ghayb (Revelations of the Unseen). 3. Ghunyat al-talibeen (Wealth for Seekers). 4. Al-Fat'hu Rabbani (The Endowment of Divine Grace). Besides the Qur'an Kareem and Hadith Shareef, these are required minimum reading for someone who aspires to be an aalim (learned). As we read his masterpieces, we are struck by the fact that his style of expression is different from that of any other Shaykh, aalim or wali. He is so much saturated with the spiritual power of Tawheed that his exposition and its flow has a spiritually confident personality all its own so that anyone who reads his khutbas spontaneously admits that he is the qutbal-aqtaab, the Shaykh-ul-Mashaaikh, the Gauth-alA'zam and much more.... a Shaykh who epitomized
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mujaddidiyya (faith revival) and Awliyah (sainthood). Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Azkaar, Salawaat and Qasida The Qadiriyya tariqa is a tariqa of Zikrullah, remembrance of Allah. The plural of Zikr is azkaar. The azkaar and awraad (daily voluntary prayers) of Shaykh Abdul Qadir JilaniRady Allahu Anh have been compiled in many kitaabs (religious books), one of which is Fuyudhaatur-Rabbaniyya, compiled by al-Hajj Ismail Ibn Sayyid Muhammad Sa'eed Al-Qadiri. It gives the awraad and azkaar of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani for each day of the week as well as for various special occasions. Then we have the salawaat (durood) on the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam recited by the Gauth-al-A'zam and we have to read FuyudhaaturRabbaniyya as well as his major classics to appreciate how profuse Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani was in sending salawaat and salaam on the Holy Prophet, Allahumma salli wa sallim alaih. His most famous salaat is called As-Salatu Gauthiya after him while he also recited As-Salatul Kubra (The big salaat) and kibritil ahmar (the philosopher's stone). Kibritil ahmar is given in both Fuyudhaatur-Rabbaniyya as well as in MiskaatusSalawaat of Mawlana Muhammad Elias Burney. "The pholosopher's stone" means something very rare to find.
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His emphasis in immersing yourself in the Asma Allah-ul-Husna (the most Beautiful Names of Allah Ta'ala) until they run through your veins is breathtaking. He has woven a qasida (hymn) of 63 verses around this Asma-ul-Husna whose opening verses are: Shara'tu Bi Tawheedil Ilahi Mubasmilaa Sa Akhtimu Bi-dh-dhikril Hameedi Mujammila Wa Ash-Hadu Annallah Laa Rabba Ghairuhu Tanazzaha 'an Hasril Uquli Takammulaa (Transliteration from Fuyudhaatur-Rabbaniyya, p 52) I start the Tawheed of Allah with Bismillah. I will finish with the Zikr of Allah, the Most Beautiful. And I bear witness that there is no Lord other than Allah. Glorified is He, beyond human understanding, Most Perfect. And his qasida Gauthiya is universally popular. It is chanted from Rabat to Lahor and from Mombasa to Toronto. Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh passed away on 11 Rabi-ul-Akhir 561 A.H/1166 C.E, at the age of 91. Those in the Qadiriyya tariqa recite Qur'an Kareem and do Zikr on that night. In the Indian sub-continent, it is called Gyaarween shareef, or the blessed eleventh night of the month. Qasida Gauthiya is also recited. In it, ShaykhAbdul Qadir Jilani gives us some of the secrets of his own spiritual stature. Consider the
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spiritual force with which the opening lines burst upon you: Saqaanil hubbu kaasaatil wisaalee Faqultu likhamratee nahwee ta'aalee When we read the classics of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh like Sirr al-asrar, Futuh alghayb, Ghunyat al-talibin, Al-Fat'hu Rabbani, and qasida Gauthiya and recite the awraad and salawaat that he recited, we begin to understand why he is considered to be the Gauthul A'zam (greatest saint). But the initiate sometimes wonders why he revealed so many spiritual secrets when most other Shaykhs are reticent. To answer that question, we will need to turn to Sayyidi wa Imami Mawlana Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad, Rady Allahu Anh. In Gifts for the Seeker, he explains that Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, Rady Allahu Anh had received permission to divulge these spiritual secrets-"for the man who receives such permission is under an order which he can but obey-and the secret of the permission granted in such matters is itself one that cannot be divulged." (Gifts for the Seeker, translation by Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi, p.11). Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum

Spread of Islam through Sufi Saints
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and in his showing of tawakkul (trust in Allah) and through his teachings and preaching converted more than five thousand Jews and Christians to Islam while more than a hundred thousand ruffians, outlaws, murderers, thieves and bandits repented and became devout Muslims and gentle dervishes, explains Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti in his Introduction to Sirr al-asrar, p xxxi. And the halaqa of Zikr (Zikr congregations) which he instituted have continued to attract millions of people to Islam through centuries and will continue to do so, Insha-Allah, till the Day of Judgement, Aameen. A few examples suffice to illustrate this. The first example is that of Mawlana Mu'eenuddin ChishtiRahmatullahi alaih who acknowledged Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani as his Shaykh and spread Islam in India among the Hindus. He achieved such a high spiritual stature that he is called Sultanul Hind (the sultan of saints in the Indian sub-continent) and all the saints in that region are under his banner while he is under the banner of the Gauth-al-A'zam. In the same way Shaykh Uways ibn Muhammad Rahmatullahi alaih of Somalia became a khalifa in Tariqatul Qadiriyya at the shrine of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani in Baghdad and spread Islam in the whole of Eastern Africa through congregations of Zikr. And Shaykh Hamzah Fansuri, considered to be the greatest saint in Indonesia and Malaysia proudly proclaimed that he learned Islam from Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani.
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It can truly be said that the mureedeen and muhibbeen (loving disciples) of Shaykh barakaat Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh have spread Islam throughout the world through Zikr. The (blessings) of zikr are truly unending. May Allah Ta'ala make us among the Zaakireen, Aameen. And the granting of awliyah (the stature of a saint) by Allah Ta'ala to the Zaakireen (those who remember Him), aabideen (those who worship Him) and muhibbeen (those who love the Holy Prophet) is in all instances mediated by the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam, Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani and one's own Shaykh. After all the awliya and the ulama (learned) are the Khalifatullah, vicegerents of Allah. And one must always aspire to awliayah so that one becomes 'Aarif Billah (knower of Allah). Allahummaj 'alna minal 'aarifeen, Aameen Yaa Rabbal Aalameen. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum

His Aqeeda:
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advice), zikr of Allah Ta'ala and salawaat and salaam on the Holy Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam, its peak is jihad and its ultimate is Fana Fillah (annihilation of oneself in the Love of Allah Ta'ala) after which Allah Ta'ala showers you with Baqa Billah (spiritual life everlasting) in His Ridha (pleasure). So you start with Ridhal Waalidain (in the pleasure of your parents) and end with Ridhallah (pleasure of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta'ala). And the sahaba (companions) of the Holy Prophet are referred to as Rady Allahu Anhum WA Radhu Anh (Allah is well pleased with them and they are pleased with Him). And according to Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, his own position is equal to the dust under the feet of the sahaba. If that is the case, what of the stature of the blessed sahaba of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi WA Sallam? Their spiritual stature derives from the fact that they were blessed with the opportunity of beholding the Holy Prophet with the eyes of imaan (faith). That being the case how can anyone be capable enough to explain in full the sifat (attributes) of Mohammad-e-Arabi, Rasule-Rabbil Aalameen, and Rahmatullil Aalameen. Only Allah Rabbul Izzat is well aware of what he bestowed on His beloved Prophet, Allahumma Salli WA sallim alaih. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum.

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His Daily Life and Teachings
Imam Shihabuddeen Umar Bin Muhammad Suhrawardi Rahmatullahi alaih in his universally acclaimed classic Awariful Ma'arif refers to Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani as "Our Shaykh". He writes that according to Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, the Shaykh has to cultivate these qualities: Of Allah Rabbul Izzat (to cover up and forgive) Of Sayyidina Mohammad Mustafa Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam (to intercede and to accompany) Of Sayyidina Abu Bakr Siddiq Rady Allahu Anh (truthfulness and benevolence) Of Sayydina Umar Rady Allahu Anh (to command and to forbid) Of Sayydina Uthman Rady Allahu Anh (to feed the poor and to pray when others sleep) Of Sayydina AliRady Allahu Anh (to be knowing and brave). (Awariful Ma'arif, translated by Wilberforce Clarke, p 162) Imam Ibn Kathir Rahmatullahi alaih described the admonitions of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani saying: "He enjoined the people to do what is good and abstain from what is evil. His admonitions addressed caliphs, ministers, and people in authority, judges, companions and the masses. Standing on the pulpits of the mosques, he reprimanded them in the presence of witnesses as well as during his public addresses. He disavowed the civil appointment of any unjust person, chose
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Allah's blessings over anyone else's wrath, and was not affected by any reproach." In his book Zail Tabaqat Al-Hanabila, Ibn Rajab quoted Shaykh Muwaffaq Al-Deen, author of the book Al-Maghni, saying: "I have never heard of anyone having as many noble deeds and miraculous blessings (Karamat) as those attributed to Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani". Dr. Muhammad Haroon of the Raza Academy has described this in detail in "The World Importance of Ghaus al Azam Hadrat Sheikh Muhyiddin Abdul Qadir Jilani". To gain baraka (blessings), let us at this juncture recall one of these miracles. It is related that as it was cloudy, the new moon of Ramadan had not been sighted and people were confused whether or not to fast the next day. They came to Ummal-Khayr and asked if the child had taken food that day. As he had not, they surmised that the fast had begun. His mother relates; "My son 'Abdul Qadir was born in the month of Ramadan. No matter how hard I tried he refused to suckle in the daytime. Throughout his infancy he would never take food during the month of fasting." (Sirr alasrar, Introduction by Shaykh Tosun al-Jerrahi alHalveti, p xiii) Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, Rady Allahu Anh had four wives, each a model of virtue and devoted to him. He had forty-nine children, twenty-seven sons and twenty-two daughters. Four of his sons, Shaykh Abdul Wahhab, Shaykh Isa, Shaykh Abdul Razzaq and Shaykh Musa became famous for their
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education and learning. This is how Sheikh Tosun al-Halveti explains about the daily life of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, Rady Allahu Anh: "He himself had given all of himself to Allah. His nights passed with little or no sleep in secluded prayer and meditation. He spent his days like a true follower of the Prophet in the service of humanity. Three times a week he would deliver public sermons to thousands of people. Every day in the morning and the afternoon he gave lessons in Quranic commentary, Prophetic traditions, theology, religious law and Sufism. He spent the time after the midday prayer giving advice and consultation to people, whether beggars or kings, who would come from all parts of the world. Before sunset prayers, rain or shine, he took to the streets to distribute bread among the poor. As he spent all his days in fasting he would eat only once a day, after sunset prayer, and never alone. His servants would stand at his door asking passers-by if they were hungry, so that they could share his table." (Sirr al-Asrar, p XLIV) Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum Qasaid on the Shaykh : Given these realities of history, is it any wonder then to find that more qasaid (poems) have been written in praise of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu Anh than on any other saint? Gulzare Tayyiba in Urdu for example contains 17 poems in his honour
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while the Diwan (in Arabic) in Taraqatul Qadiriyya has 27. In a short article like this, it is not possible to do full justice to all the poetry in honour of the Shaykh. It suffices to give a sprinkling from Champay Dhee Bootee of Sultan Arifeen ShaykhSultan Bahu in Punjabi, from the poetry of Shaykh Hamzah Fanzuri of Indonesia in Malay, from the salaam of Imam Ahmed Raza Khan in Urdu and from the Diwan in Tariqatul Qadiriyya in Arabic, in that order. We begin with the translations of the abyaat (couplets) of Sultan Bahu in Champay Dhee Bootee, a classic in Kalaame Ma'rifat: Talib Gauthul A'zam waalay Shale kadhe na howan pandhe hoo Jendhe andhar ishq dhee ratte Rayn sadha kur landhe hoo Jenun shawq dha howay Lay khushyan nit andhe hoo Dhono jahan naseeb tunhande Bahu Jere zati alam kamadhe hoo Followers of the Gauthul A'zam: Would God, they are never ill Those who have one grain of loving, Ever are in pang and chill. Lured by chances of a meeting, Hopeful in their joyous drill Lucky in both worlds are Bahu! Lover’s who gain Allah's Will.

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(Sultan Bahu, Champay Dhee Bootee, (The Jasmine Plant), p 33) (Translation by Maqbool Elahi, The Abyat of Sultan Bahu, p 103) Next, let us savour the following four lines in Malay form Shaykh Hamzah Fansuri as given in Syed Naguib al-Attas' Some Aspects of Sufism as Understood and Practiced Among the Malays, p 22 Hamzah nin asalnya Fansuri Mendapat wujud ditanah Shahar Nawi Beroleh Khilafat ilmu yang ali Daripada Abdul Qadir Sayyid Jilani I Hamzah who am of Fansur a son At Shahar Nawi my being have won The knowledge sublime I acquired from one Called Abdul Qadir Sayyid of Jilan. A'la Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan wrote Salaams on the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam in which after profuse salutations on the Holy Prophet, he also sent salaams on the AhleBayt and the sahabaRady Allahu Anhum, as well as on the Imams of madh-hab, the awliya and the saleheen, Rahmatullahi alaihim ajma'een. Consider just two verses from A'la Hadrat on the Gauth-ul-A'zam to appreciate his love for the Shaykh. Gauthul A'zam Imam-ut-tuqaa wan-nuqaa Jalwae Shaane Qudrat pe lakhon salaam Jis ke mimbar bane gardane awliya Us qadam ki karamat pe lakhon salaam (Hadaiq-i-Bakhsheesh, p 149)
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Gauthul A'zam Imam of saints and the pious A million salutations on him who was pure by nature The one for whom the necks of saints became a pulpit A million salutations on the miracle of his feet It is fitting to the end with the chorus of the Qasida in Arabic in the Diwan of Qadiriyya. Bi Rasulillahi wal Jilan Wa Rijaalin Min Bani Adnaan Salaku Fee Manhajjir-Rahmaan Bi Rasulillahi Wal Jilan. For the sake of the Holy Prophet and Shaykh Jilani And those in the tribe of Adnaan They have treaded the Path of the Merciful Lord For the sake of the Holy Prophet and Shaykh Jilani. (O Allah hear our prayers) Tazkiratul Awliya (the Zikr of the friends of Allah) is truly unending. May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala forgive us and give us the hidaya (guidance) to live Islam according to the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Rasulullah, Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam as explained and exemplified by Gauth-ulA'zamShaykhAbdul Qadir Jilani, Rady Allahu Anh, Aameen Yaa Rabbal Aalameen. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum. Abdul Qadir Jilani (R) is a direct descendant of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and 17th Direct Spiritual Successor of Prophet Mohammad (SAW). Seven Hundred years old Sufi Dynesty, Azimpur
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Dayera Sharif’s 43rd Spiritual Successor His Eminency Sheikh Shah Sufi Dr. Mohammad Nurul Alam is maintaining the Qaderia Sufi orders (Tariqa). If you want to know lot more about this Qaderia (tariqa) orders, please go to www.scribd.com/alam786a and search for His Eminency’s biography, Millennium Prophecy, Authentic History of the World along with other relevant historical researched information as well as documentation.

Summary of Biography Of His Eminency Dr. Sheik Shah Sufi Mohammed Nurul Alam The Author of this Book
His Eminency Dr. Sheik Shah Sufi Mohammed Nurul Alam, religious and spiritual leader of The Muslim Sunni, 43rd spiritual successor from the Prophet of Islam, President of World Spiritual Assembly, NY, USA, Custodian and Chief Khalifa of 700-year old Sufi Dynasty, the Holy Dayera Sharif, Dhaka, Bangladesh, World Peace Envoy, United Nations NGO Permanent Representative, Founder of Seven International Orphanages in Bangladesh, Founder, World Human Rights Service Council, NY, USA, Founder, Secretary-General International Organization for World Peace, Disarmament, Development and
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Human Rights, New York USA Founder President, World Spiritual Institute, NY, USA, President and Chief of the Mission World Human Rights Service Council, New York, USA, Founding Member of London Diplomatic Academy and its United Nations Representative, NY Honorary professor, European University Madrid, Spain, and Iowa, USA and Chancellor, European Union University, Iowa, USA, Member of Advisory Council of Ansted University in Malaysia, Vice-President, CODE International, Madrid, Spain. Pioneer Spokesman and scholar researcher of "The Millennium Prophecy Heralds a Golden Age, chief coordinator ImamMahedi (SM), World Peace Mission, founder U.N Peace Messenger Organization, three times designated for the Nobel peace Prize between 1989 and 2000, designated first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Permanent Representative of The Conch Republic to the United Nations and designated special representative of President of The Anjouan Islamic Republic to the United Nations June 2001 to December 2001. His Eminency Dr. M N Alam is Honorable Minister Plenipotentiary to UN of the International States Parliament for Safety & Peace since 2001. In January 16, 2001 His Eminency Dr. Alam awarded by Ansted University British Virgin Island, United Kingdom. He has been awarded for the following prestigious recognition: 1. International Academy of Culture and Political Science Doctor of Philosophy in Political Sciences 2. International Association of Educators for World Peace Diploma DHonnaur. 3.
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Institute of International Affairs Certificate of Honor. 4. Institutes for International Relations and Intercultural Studies Diploma in International Relations. 5. World Peace Academy Academician. 6. Center Cultural Copt Orthodox Academic Doctor. His Eminency also appointed as Chairman Department of Comparative Religion Albert Schweitzer International University, Switzerland since December 4, 2000. In November 11, 2002 His Eminency has been awarded as commander of World order Peace The Medal of The World Order Science-Education-Culture by the European Academy of Information along with UN SecretaryGeneral His Excellency Dr. Kofi Annan in Madrid, Spain. His Eminency Dr. Alam is the World Peace Envoy and Founder Director General of the Dayemi Complex Bangladesh (DCB), established in 1969, and its Permanent representative to the United Nations since 1982. He is also the founder President of the World Spiritual Assembly (WSA), New York, established in 1990. In addition to all of these organizations, His Eminency is the founder and Secretary General of Bangladesh United Nations Association (BUNA), established in Dhaka, 1972. H.E. Mohammed Nurul Alam, son of the late Mohammed Sirajul Islam, was born on February 28, 1953, at Mirsarai, Chittagong, Bangladesh and has been a social, religious and humanitarian worker since boyhood. Born in a respected Muslim religious family and gifted with a unique organizing ability,
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he has been a voluntary social worker all his life. He has developed an aptitude for universal humanism. Through religious and spiritual capacity, His Eminency Shah Sufi Mohammed Nurul Alam became the spiritual successor of the Dayemi Sufi Dynasty Since 1977 and received his spiritual training from His Holiness Sheik Shah Sufi Syed Dayemullah (R.A.), the religious and spiritual leader and the Master of the Four Sufi Orders, trained H.E.M.N. Alam in spiritual and religious practices for Fifteen years. During his pilgrimage to Makkha in 1987, His Holiness Sheik Shah Sufi Sayed Dayemullah (R), the 42nd direct descendant and spiritual successor to The Holy Prophet of Islam Hazrat Mohammed (SM), bestowed 43rd spiritual Successor ship upon H.E. Shah Sufi Mohammed Nurul Alam. He also designated H.E.M.N. Alam as Official Chief Khalifa and custodian of Dayera Sharif, a Sufi Institution and dynasty originated from the Holy Prophet of Islam Mohammed (SM) and followed by his worthy followers. After passing away of Shah Sufi Syed Dayemullah (R.A.) in 1995, His Eminency Mohammed Nurul Alam has become the custodian of the seven hundred years old Holy Dayera Sharif Sufi Dynasty. He is also rendering social welfare, humanitarian and voluntary services already started by H.H. Mahisawar (R.A.), one of the direct descendants of the Holy Prophet of Islam who lived his life for the cause of humanity seven hundred years ago in South East Asia, specially in India ,
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Bangladesh, Mynamar, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. His Eminency S.S.M.N.Alam, in serving the cause of neglected humanity, looks after more than 100 educational institutions including high schools, colleges, vocational training centers, madrashas, mosques, as well 15 orphanages housing several hundred parentless children in Bangladesh. His Eminency M.N.Alam has served asthe Managing Director of Dayemi Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Joint Motawalli of Sufi Nurullah WAQF Estate since 1987. He is also the Founder-Chairman of the Bangladesh Youth Hostel Association. He has been an Executive Member of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) Oxford, England and an executive member of the IARF South Asia Coordinating Committee India until 1997. During His Eminency's leadership, the IARF was granted consultative status with the U.N Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC). Currently, he is the President of the IARF Bangladesh Chapter. Mr.Alam is the only representative of the Muslim world who attends, on behalf of The Dayemi Complex Bangladesh, the World Peace Congress, organized by IARF since between 1982 to 1987. During his lifelong work toward peace and human rights, he has been associated with various national and international organizations rendering valuable services for the welfare of mankind. In December 1998 on the day of the observance of 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, he was designated As Secretary-General and
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Chief of mission of the World Human Rights Service Council, New York, for the support of mankind and refugees. US President Bill Clinton and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan are some of the distinguished personalities of the World who have acknowledged this humanitarian effort in 1999. In the same year, His Eminency becomes a Founder Member of the Diplomatic Council of the London Diplomatic Academy, UK. Since 1982 H.E. Mohammed Nurul Alam has been acting as the permanent representative of the Dayemi Complex Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York, Vienna, Geneva and five Regional Economic Commission offices in Thailand, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Iraq and Chile. Under H.E.M.N. Alams leadership, the Dayemi Complex Bangladesh acquired consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations as well as associate status with the Department of Public Information (DPI), and UNICEF. Also the Dayemi Complex, Bangladesh, while working towards peace in the Middle East since 1982, has been given Associate Status with the Palestinian Rights Division of the United Nations. H.E.M.N. Alam has coordinated many international conferences in support of the United Nations in Dhaka, Bangladesh and worldwide from the office in New York. He also visited the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and risked his life to negotiate peace between the Palestinian and Israeli authorities. This peace initiative included an elevenpoint peace proposal for Palestinian and Israeli
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authorities, which was adopted in the International Peace Conference held in Dhaka under the auspices of the Dayemi Complex Bangladesh and authorized by the United Nations General Assembly. The Peace proposal has been acknowledged by the SecretaryGeneral of The United Nations as well by President Ronald Regan, Mr.Mikhail Gorbachev, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Chief Imam of the Holy Kaba in Makkah, the Chief Justice of Saudi Arabia and other Heads of State. For these and other services and for contribution towards world peace, the Secretary-General of the United Nations designated the Dayemi Complex, Bangladesh as The United Nations Peace Messenger Organization in 1986. His Eminency Dr. Alam has visited Soviet Union in 1986 by the special invitation of Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev to attended the International peace conference at BAKU as speaker His Eminency predicted The all Muslim states and territories should be free and independent from Soviet Union. H.E.M.N. Alam organizes yearly seminars on behalf of the Dayemi Complex Bangladesh and World Spiritual Assembly to confer religious and peace awards on distinguished personalities for their outstanding contributions in various fields of humanitarian, social and religious services. In the service of the world peace, H.E.S.S.M.N. Alam has undertaken a research project on the subject of peace, progress, welfare and justice. This study includes an analysis of the prophecy of the emergence of the Great Imam Mehdi (SM). This
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research indicates that He will bring universal peace and a lasting enlightenment for humanity in about the year 2002. In a letter to Field Marshall Mohammad Ayub Khan, then President of Pakistan, His Eminency had predicted in 1968, that Bangladesh is sitting on a bed of vast mineral resources and natural gas. Recently in 2001, US technical experts have identified eighteen locations of oil and natural gas in Bangladesh, verifying His Eminencys earlier prediction. Negotiations are continuing presently between the governments of Bangladesh and the US to excavate and retrieve the newly discovered mineral resources. In 1991, while President Bill Clinton was Governor of Arkansas, His Eminency had predicted that he Mr. Clinton will be elected President of the United States for two terms and will not be facing impeachment in relation to the Monica Lewinsky affair. Additionally, He had also predicted that George W. Bush will be elected 43rd president of the US and he will remain in office for two terms. The Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas had conferred on him its honorary citizenship, and made him its honorary Ambassador. Since 1977, His Eminency Dr. M. N. Alam’s Predictions are 100% Confirm for the World Leaders, the Predictions for Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and finally in the history of the USA first African American, Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of The United States of America. His Eminency Dr. M N Alam even predicted African American Senator Barrack Hussein Obama would win the Nomination for the
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Presidential Candidacy over Hillery Clinton and after the Presidential Oath Senator Hillary Clinton would work under him H.E.M.N. Alam has traveled extensively in the interest of world peace, visited more than 186 countries including Israel and, South Africa and has attended over 700 conferences, seminars and congresses where he presented his Thesis "The Millennium Prophecy Heralding a Golden Age". Many influential leaders such as former U.S Presidents Bill Clinton and G. W. Bush and the U.N. Secretary General Dr. Kofi A. Annan have acknowledged the Millennium Prophecy. The Secretary General has recommended His Eminency to forward the Millennium Prophecy Statement to the permanent US representative to the U.N. for discussion to bring it to include it in the agenda of the U.N. Security Council and U.N. General Assembly. Accordingly, His Eminency has submitted the Prophecy to the White House, Washington, D.C. as well as to the President, U.N. General Assembly andU.N. Security Council. His Eminency has presented the Millennium Prophecy at the Parliament of World Religions in Cape Town in December, 1999 and at the Millennium forum of the U.N. on May, 2000 and also at hundreds of conferences worldwide over twenty years. Many of the facts in the prophecy are beginning to be realized. The London Diplomatic Academy in its February edition highlighted the Millennium Prophecy statement. Professor Dr. Alfonso Roldan More, President of the European
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Union University in Madrid, Spain has included the Millennium Prophecy Herald a Golden Age in the University's curriculum for the Theology department. His Eminency's associate Dr. Amarjit Singh Anand and Dr. Ashoka Banerjee Paul is preparing, editing and compiling the Millennium Prophecy Thesis with the cooperation of Dr. Richard T. Jordan. This will be submitted to the European University of Madrid, Spain, Iowa, USA and also to the Ansted University of Malaysia, Damascus University of Syria, Al Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt, King Abdul Aziz University of Makkha, Saudi Arabia, U.N. World Peace University, Costa Rica and U.N. University Tokyo, Japan for the Millennium Thesis' round-table conference. The International Organization for World Peace, Disarmament, Development and Human Rights nominated His Eminency S.S.M.N. Alam, who has devoted his life to the cause of world peace, as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. In 1996 by the World Spiritual Assembly, New York, designated him as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Price and also the World Human Rights Service council jointly with the friends of United Nations Organizations, U.N. Office, New York, USA designated his name for the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize. The World Spiritual Assembly and its international forum held in the New York City in July 1989 have conferred three honorary Ph. D. degrees (Doctor of Comparative Religion, Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy in Spirituality)
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upon H.E. Nurul Alam. European Union University Iowa, USA and Ansted University, British Virgin Island, United Kingdom, Malaysia have conferred Honorary Ph. D. Degree Dr. in Philosophy and Spirituality to H.E. Nurul Alam in July 2000. His Eminency has received more than twenty-five honorary Ph.D. degrees from very respected educational institutions around the globe. The American Biographical Institute awarded him with the International Culture Diploma of Honor, and designed His Eminency Dr. Mohammad Nurul Alam as lifetime Deputy Governor. This organization also listed him in 5000 Personalities of the World 5th edition and on the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership. The Order of International Ambassador, and the Presidential Seal of Honor are also among the numerous recognitions awarded for his lifetime achievements. He is also listed in Who's Who in the World - 11th Edition, in 1993 and 17th Edition of Millennium Edition dated January 2000, and also is listed Who's Who in the East, Millennium Edition, 1999, a publication of Marquis Who's Who in the World, USA, International Who's Who Intellectuals - 12th edition and was named "Man of the 20th Century". His Eminency was awarded with the 20th Century Award for Achievement for his outstanding contribution towards world peace through the Millennium Prophecy by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England. He is also listed in the 1000 Leaders of World Influence 9th Edition, an American Biographical Institute
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publication which includes a summary of The Millennium Prophecy. H.E.S.S.M.N. Alam also appears of the 10th edition of 500 Leader of Influence of the World. This book also provides detailed information on the Millennium Prophecy. His Eminency M.N. Alam is married and has two daughters, Miss Sayeda Noor E Iynin(Declared Abandoned), Sayeda Samiha Anjum and four sons, Ata E Dayem Sayed Mahmudullah(Declared Abandoned), Faize Hermain Sayed Khalilullah (Bestowed successor ship on March 2nd 2009 by His Eminency Dr. M N Alam & Acting Custodian of Dayera Sharif), Mohiuddin Mohammad Alam, Hazrat Nur M. Alam. Adopted Two son Faizi Mohammadi Ahmadullah , Ata-E-Nur Anwarullah, one adopted daughter Sayeda Noor-e-Sani (Children of Erfan Uddin), Please note all adopted sons and daughter had been abandoned because of their misbehave, misconduct and for laundering millions of taka & properties. Several cases had been started against them at the court of Law. The abandoned wife of Dayem Ullah so-called Sayeda “Saleha Khatun”, who had been making all the conspiracies to loot the Sufi Nurullah Waqf State for their personal use along with her brother waliul Hoque Khondokar former accountant gen. of Bangladesh, Haji Ofa-ul Hoque Khondokar, Shefaul Hoque Khondokar (Chief Architecht of all conspiracy & He Passed away recently by the punishment of Almighty Allah), Tahera Khondokar, Jamshed Sanead Chowdhury Sayed Dayem Ullah (RA)’s step brother Sayed Basharut Ullah and cousin brother
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Sayed Nur Ullah. The abovementioned inhuman personalities had been working with So-called “Sayeda” Saleha Khatun to destroy the backbone of Dayera Sharif and to loot anything and everything for their personal use. A point should be noted and this point should be an example for those inhuman characteristics whom worked or working directly or indirectly against the Awlias and their representative (Almighty Allah directly declares war against them). Mrs. Sayeda Rokeya Begum was an individual who was in war with Allah accordingly for following the footsteps to work and support her Mother Saleha Khatun as well as misguided by her immoral children like (Faizi Mohammadi Ahmadullah & Ata-e-Nur AnawarUllah & Noor E Sani, along with Mahmud & Aynin). Because of her notorious activities to support illegal gratification for her family members, she was punished by Allah to be dying a horrible death thru Fire. Eminency has warned her several times to rectify herself but unfortunately she never listened. Please also note, His Eminency could not work in between all the conspiracies of Saleha Khatun and her associates and because of that Eminency bestowed his successor ship to his Son Faizi Harmayen KhalilUllah as religious & Spiritual leader also as a acting Custodian (May Allah bless him) Dr. Sheik Shah Sufi Mohammad Nurul Alam has been designated by the competent authority of the Conch Republic as First Ambassador to the U.N. in
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August 2000 and heads the diplomatic mission in New York City for recognition of the Conch Republic and designated special representative of President of The Anjouan Islamic Republic to the United Nations June 2001 to December 2001. His Eminency Dr. M N Alam is Honorable Minister Plenipotentiary to UN of the International States Parliament for Safety & Peace since 2006. His Eminency has been awarded The Medal of The World Order Science-Education-Culture by the European Academy of Information as commander of World Peace. He also has been designated full time Professor of European Academy of Information on March 12, 2002, in the World Conference Madrid, Spain.

His Eminency Dr. Alam’s Remarkable Predictions for the Famous World Leaders:

His Eminency Dr. M.N. Alam predicted US President Bush Sr., President Clinton, George W. Bush, President Barack H. Obama, Nelson Mandela, Many Middle Eastern Kings and many world Leaders.

WORLD SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY (WSA)
(A CONFEDERATION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 605, New York, NY, 10163 USA, Office/Fax: 212-591-6257 President – His Eminency Dr. Hazrat M N Alam
E-Mail: WSA786@yahoo.com, Website: http://wsany.tripod.com

Ref.: 786 To, Sen. Barack Obama P.O. Box 8102

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Chicago, IL 60680 Attn: Mr. David Plouffe Campaign Manager of Barack Obama Congratulation! "Great things are achieved thru the Great Danger" The Presidency of the United States of America is on God's hands, even if this process is done by the people's vote. Please note that, from today of April 10th, 2008 Hilary Clinton’s candidacy for the race of nomination for US Presidency will continue to fall. Miraculously you will succeed to win the nomination process by the Grace of Almighty God. Regarding your Presidency for USA I will inform you in time; this matter is still on God’s hands. Yours Most Faithfully,

His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Shah Sufi M. N. Alam President World Spiritual Assembly New York, NY 10163, USA.

WORLD SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY (WSA)
(A CONFEDERATION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 605, New York, NY, 10163 USA, Office/Fax: 212-591-6257 President – His Eminency Dr. Hazrat M N Alam
E-Mail: WSA786@yahoo.com, Website: http://wsany.tripod.com

Ref.: 786 NOTE VERBAL To, Sen. Barack Obama P.O. Box 8102 Chicago, IL 60680 Attn: Mr. David Plouffe, Mr. Jim Messina Campaign Manager & Chief of Staff of Barack Obama

July 4th, 2008

Congratulation! Your Presidency has been confirmed by the grace of

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Almighty God and by the support of country patriotic peoples of the United States of America. Ref: In reference# 786 of my letter dated on April 10th 2008 and your letter dated April 25 & 28 of 2008 also several email communications. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York USA presents its compliments to the Democratic Presidential Candidate Honorable Sen. Barack Hussein Obama of United States of America. The WSA New York USA a confederation of World Religious & Spiritual leaders has the honor to inform you that, your Presidency has been confirmed by the grace of Almighty God also by the great support of the religious & spiritual leaders of the World Spiritual Assembly in their 27th congress at New York, USA on 10:00 (AM) July 4th of 2008. "Great things are achieved thru the Great Danger". Your strong determination and proposed plans and programs for the future development for fellow citizens of America will be the greatest achievement in your life. The peoples of America want to see changes. The World economy and international security are threatening the World for a Third World War along with natural disaster and climate changes are the most important challenges you may face during your Presidency. America is a single super powered country, you will drive the nation as most influential and powerful President also as a great leader of the World. The World Spiritual Religious leaders are always praying for your great success, good health and bright future. Please note that, Prophet Abraham says, “The Human beings are crowned creations of Almighty God and Jewish, Christians and Muslims are cousin brothers”. You must keep this quote in your memory and consider all religions of the world as well as the fellow citizens of America and treat them as equal. There should be no discrimination between black and white in your eyes. The World Spiritual and Religious leaders are always praying for your great success. The road to the White House is confirmed to you Hon. Sen. Barack Obama as you will be the 44th President of America. We hope to see you at the White House for the 44th Presidential inaugural ceremony. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York, USA avails itself of the opportunity to renew to the Democratic Presidential Candidate honorable Sen. Barack Hussein Obama of United States of America the assurance of its highest considerations. Congratulations! For your great achievement, God the Almighty Bless you. Dated: July 4th, 2008

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Office of WSA President His Eminency Dr. M. N. Alam President World Spiritual Assembly New York, NY 10163, USA

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Important Pictures of His Eminency Dr. M N Alam with the World’s concerned dignified individuals & other historic places for the contribution of Eminency’s Research Work & Millennium Prophecy
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His Eminency at Mount Hera, Makkah KSA, 2002 (This is where Prophet (SM) stayed six years for the research of Spirituality & also received the Holy Quran

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His Eminency Making Doa inside the Mount Ohud, during his pilgrimage 2002, where Prophet (SM) lost one of his tooth by the attack of rival group at the time of the Battle of Ohud

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His Eminency Dr. M N Alam sitting next to Grand Mufti of Damascus, Syria in 1986 Dr. Ahmad Kaftaru

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His Eminency Shah Sufi Mohammed Dr. Nurul Alam with the Chief Imam of Mosjidul Aksa At Jerusalem by risking his life Eminency represented the UN as Peace negotiator for Palestine & Israel conflict in February 19th 1988

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His Eminency at Mount Shurr, at Makkah KSA, (When Prophet (SM) escaped from Makkah towards Madinah Prophet (SM) stopped over at this cave of the Mountain)

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His Eminency Dr. M N Alam Praying INSIDE THE ROCK OF THE DOME at Jerusalem during Eminency’s Peace Mission as Chief Negotiator of Israel & Palestine conflict in 1988 206

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This particular boy (son of Badr Uddin) received His Eminency Dr. Alam from the cockpit of the Plane at Damascus, Syria during Eminency’s Peace mission of Middle-East

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His Eminency Dr. Alam along with his Research team Dr. Salah uddin Imam Ahmed, Dr. Meskaram Melaku Feb 11, 2009 visiting King Negash Mosque & Grave North Of Mekele of Wukro town Ethiopia

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Dr. Sheikh Shobhail Bin Abdullah Chief Imam of Holy Makkah & Deputy Custodian of Two Holy Mosque along with Sheikh Ta Ha, Sheikh Dayemullah, Maolana Aminul Islam along with Justice Ruhul Islam at inaugural ceremony Dayemi Complex Headquarter, Azimpur Dayera Sharif, Feb 5th 1985

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The Sufi Sheikh Dayem Ullah, His Eminency Dr. Alam along with Sheikh Sobael Bin Abdullah at DCB

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Sheikh Sobael Bin Abdullah taking Breakfast at Dayemi Complex along with Dr. Alam & Sk. Dayem Ullah Annex - 13

His Eminency Shah Sufi Mohammed Dr. Nurul Alam attending 28th IARF Meeting
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His Eminency Dr. Alam, Visited Jerusalem and praying at Omar Mosque at Jerusalem Feb, 1988

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At The Gate of King Nejash Mosque, His Eminency with Dr. Salah Uddin, along Imam of King Nejash’s Mosque, Please note that, Dr. Salahuddin have tried to cheat Eminency but he had been punished. Now fortunately he had been forgiven for his ill-motive. Annex- 16

The King Nejash’s Mosque, found North of Mekele town ( 10 kms) North of Wukro town, in the Negash town.
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The wholly grave of King Nejash and the Sashbas found inside the compound of the King Nejash’s Mosque Annex-18

Prayer led by His Eminency Dr. Alam in the wholly grave of King Nejash and the Sahibas
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The Duah in the King Nejash Holy grave Acknowledged by His Eminency Dr. Alam
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His Eminency Dr. Alam discussing with the Imam of King Negash’s Mosque Shek Mohammed Zeinu Ismael. And teaching him from Hadith the way of the Imams life Annex-21

Manager of the King Negash shek Ahmed Adem Dani Receiving His Eminency Dr. Alam in the Manager’s house wth the Imam of the Mosque
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The kingdom of Satan, Deoband, UP, India, with his Billions of Followers

Figure 9: The king of Devil/Satan, In his Kingdom (Satan was expelled from Heaven to Deoband), The Deoband Madrasa, Deoband, UP, India. Because of direct influence of Satan there are millions of fanatic Muslim and Kafer (Hindu, who worship 330 million idols) all over the world.

History of Satan “Iblis” in the Heaven & Earth
Satan traditional opponent of God and humanity in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In Scripture and literature the role of the opponent is given many names, such as Apolyon, Beelzebub, Semihazah, Azazel, Belial, Iblis and Sammael. Nicknames include the Tempter, Evil One, Father of Lies, and Prince of Darkness. But in the New Testament it is Satan, with its Greek equivalent diabolos (the Devil), which came to dominate,
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displacing or demoting other names and figures. In the Hebrew Bible, Satan plays only a minor role as an ambiguous figure in the heavenly court. In Job his function is described as a kind of public prosecutor for God, suggesting his role as adversary may have been in terms of jurisprudence. The transformation of Satan from subordinate official to independent adversary and rebellious angel occurred during the Jewish apocalyptic movement, which came under the influence of the dualistic cosmologies of the ancient Middle East. The New Testament, grown from the same soil, speaks of Satan as the author of all evil (Luke 10:19), the personal tempter of Jesus (Matt. 4), and the rebel cast to earth together with his angels (Rev. 12:7‐9). But these and many other passages in the Bible said to allude to Satan were shaped into coherent theological narratives only over time, often in response to Christian heresies. In intellectual circles in the West today the tendency is to demythologize Satan. Certain scholars argue that by the time the Old Testament book of First Chronicles was completed Satan had been transformed from an angel who questioned God to a being dedicated to subverting God. It has been further argued that this changing concept of Satan paralleled a process of demonizing one's opponents and attributing evil motives them. The Essence sect in the late centuries BC portrayed
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other Jewish sects who disagreed with them as allied with the forces of darkness and themselves as "sons of light". Early Christians adopted this approach and demonized Jews who did not acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. In later centuries pagans and fellow Christians who had opposing beliefs were characterized by Christians as evil and to be opposed or eradicated. In Islam, Satan is also known as Azazil, Iblish or the evil jinn who in refusing to bow to Adam disobeyed God and became "one of the disbelievers." Azazil prayed so eagerly that he was raised up into the first heaven, or according to one narration, he worshipped so much in the first heaven that he was raised up through all the seven heavens and above them. He worshipped on the earth, he worshipped on the heavens, until Adam (A.S) was brought into existence. Then the Lord ordered all the angels to bow down before Adam (A.S) and all the angels obeyed except Iblish. From Hassan Al Basri (R.A): Iblis worshipped above the seven heavens for more than 70,000 years, until he was raised to the station of Ridwan which is very high station, Ridwan being the guardian of Paradise. Iblis was the guardian of Paradise for 1000 years. Once he read an inscription on the gates of paradise, and it read: There is a servant among the most highly favored servants of the Almighty Lord and for a long time
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he will be obedient and serve his Lord well; there will come a day, however, on which he will oppose his Lord and disobey, and he will be driven from His gates and be cursed. Iblis, who was then still called Azazil, read and wondered at this prediction. How can that be. He asked, that one of the closest servants to the Lord should grow disobedient to the Lord of the Worlds and be driven from His Holy Nearness? Oh Lord, he pleaded. Give me permission to curse that rebellious one, whoever he may be. The Lord gave him permission, and Iblis showered curses upon that future sinner for one thousand years, knowing not that it was to be himself. Western Media with the influence of fanatic Jews & Christian making propaganda and paralyzing the truth of Islamic Ideology, which establishes Peace & Prosperity towards mankind since 1400 years ago, “Islam does not approve fanaticism or terrorism”. Subsequently, some sects of Islam in the name so‐called “Jihad” encouraged by misguided political groups and patroned by Russia, USA and other powerful nations to carry out terrorism activities to diminish the Islam from its course. There is a conflict of opinion between people as to whether Iblis was of the Angels or of the Jinn, but in accordance of Holy Quran, “It is confirmed, he was one of the Ordinary Jinn, but by the recommendations of the Four crown angels (Jibrael A:, Ajrael A:, Israfil A:, Mikaeel A:,), Almighty God allowed and appointed him as the
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crown and commander of all Angels but he disobeyed the Almighty God’s order to pay respect to the first man Adam (A:) in heaven, So Almighty God threw him out the heavens and he became the great king of Satan (Devil). He was expelled from Heaven and got thrown out to the Earth’s Indian territory Of Uttar Prodesh location “DeoBand Madrasha Compound (So‐called fanatic religious Islamic Institute). It should be noted that, Millions of students graduates from this type of so‐called Islamic Institute and graduated as fanatic Islamic Community leader around the whole India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and African Region also Especially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with whole Middle Eastern Region. They introduce their group as following sects of Islam: Abdul Wahab Najdi, Abdullah Bin Bazz of Saudi Arabia, Wahabi group of Saudi Arabia, Qadiani, Ahmadia and Jamaete Islami Group of Pakistan, Deobandi & Qawami Madrasha group of India, Pakistan & Bangladesh, Dr. Bari & Dr. Elyias Ali’s Ahle Hadith Group of Bangladesh (Salafe Group), Tabligue Jamat along with Wahabi and so‐called Sunni Group of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Hafezzi, Pirzi, Sadar Shab’s followers along with Hat Hajari and Patia Madrasha Group of Bangladesh, so‐called intellectual and writer Salman Rushdi Bombay, India, So‐ called Islamic leader (Mollah) Abul
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Kalam Azad, Principle Kamal Uddin Jaffri, Delowar Hossein Syedi, Prof. Golam Azom, Motiur Rahman Nizami of Jamat E Islam Bangladesh.
In this respect there are two kinds of people in the world, those who follow the commandants of God, and those who are susceptible to the beguilement of Satan. There has always been a mighty struggle between the followers of Satan and the believers of God ever since the creation of Adam in which the latter have always vanquished the former.

“A Conspiracy led by British Empire” A British Army General William W. W. Hunter had published a book called “The Indian Musalmans” ISBN# 81‐716‐769‐0‐1, in the time of British ruling in India.
He stated that, he purchased all of the above mentioned Muslim fanatic groups from Indian Continent, Middle‐East and African region in exchange of money to misguide and mislead them with their own philosophy by the direct influence of the devil (Iblis). In their long term ruling period of Indian continent, Middle‐east and African region, they had trained up fanatic group of Jews, Christians and Hindus to become so‐called Islamic Scholar to destroy the back bone of the truth of Islam, it should also be noted that, those
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so‐called Islamic Scholars have played a huge role in the British empire to appoint them as the Principle/Director of Islamic Studies and governmental Islamic Institutes with their own curriculum to malpractice theology of Islam for the elimination of the truth and the reality of Islam. So, that all of this fanatic Islamic groups have become very strong with their wrong ideology of Islam by the sponsorship of British Empire. In accordance of Dr. Iyas Ali’s (of Bangladesh) Phd. Thesis, Those so‐called scholars have translated the Arabic Quran into Bengali Urdu, Hindi and English for example Dr. Girish Sen (Indian) Migrated to Bangladesh also a list of So‐called renown Islamic Scholars, translator of Bengali Quran and Sia Sitta. The first principal of the Aliah Madrasah was Dr. A. Sprenger, M. A. and the last English principal was Mr. J. M. Botomely, B. A. who ended his tenure in 1927 AD and thus the period of seventy seven years (1850‐1927 A.D.) was being governed by the English principals which was very unfortunate and illogical in terms of Madrasah education in Asian Continent, as it was intended to produce a limited number of graduates for serving the colonial government as Law Officers. Being deprived of official support Madrasah
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education declined in the nineteenth century. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Dr. A. Sprenger M. A. 1850‐1857 Sir William Nassanlees L.L.D 1857‐1870 J. Staklip, M. A. 1870‐1873 Henry Ferdinad Blockkman, M.A. 1873‐1878 A. E. Galf, M. A. 1878‐1881 Dr. A. F. R. Hornel, C. I. E. Ph.D. 1881‐1890 H. Prothero, M. A. 1890‐1891 F. J. Roe, M. A. 1891‐1892 Dr. A. F. R. Hornel, C. I. E. Ph.D. 1892‐1892 Dr. A. F. R. Hornel, C. I. E. Ph.D. 1892‐1895 F. J. Roe, M. A. 1895‐1895 Dr. A. F. R. Hornel, C. I. E. Ph.D. 1895‐1898 F. J. Roe, M. A. 1898‐1899 F. C. Hall, B. A. S.S.C. 1899 Sir, Eari, Stain Ph.D. 1899 H. A. Stork B. A. 1900 Lt. Colonel G. S. A. Ranking1900‐1901 H. A. Stork B. A. 1901‐1903 Sir, Edward Denison Rass, Ph.D. 1903 H. E. Stepleton, B. A. B. Sc. 1903‐1904 Sir, Edward Denison Rass, Ph.D. 1904‐1907 Mr. Chapman 1907‐1908 Sir, Edward Denison Rass, Ph.D. 1908‐1911 Mr. Alexander Hamilton Harley, M1911‐1323 Mr. J. M. Botomely, B. A 1923‐1925 Mr. Alexander Hamilton Harley, M1925‐1927 Table 2: Principles of the Deoband Madrasha In accordance of Holy Quran & Sahi Hadith our Holy Prophet Mohammad (SM) predicted, “After the 1400 Hijri Calendar…my disciples shall be divided in 73 divisions/sects.” The followers, who were
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present asked, “Oh! Prophet (SAW), who is that group that shall proceed to Janna (heaven)?” “those who guided by the Holy Quran and true follower of Ahle‐Bayet” they will be true and real Muslims and they will stay in paradise with Prophet Mohammad (SM) and the other 72 sects will go to hell with their King Iblis, Dajjal and fanatic groups of Jews and Christians. It is very painful to state that, the prophet Mohammad (SM) the founder of Islam, when he started his new religion in Holy City Makkah by the order of Almighty God, God of Abraham, Mosas and Jesus as well as the God of Devils, Prophet’s family members, cousin brothers and close relative like Umayya, Abu Zahel, Abu Lahab, Abu‐Sufiyan, Henda (Wife of Abu Sufiyan), Mughira Ibn Hesham, Moawaiya ibn Abu Sufiyan, Yazid Ibn Mowaiya as true follower of devil by the influence of fanatic Jews and Christians had been trying to destroy the back bone of new religion “Islam”. They have killed many innocent new true believers and followers of Islam by force with the influence of the devil. By this time, Prophet Mohammad (SM) and along with his companions migrated to Madina by the order of Almighty God. Prophet Mohammad (SM) was welcomed very
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warmly by the residents and tribes of Madina (Ansaar) along with the follower of Jews and Christians. Since the migration of Makkah to Madina the Holy Prophet (SM) worshiped God facing towards the Al‐Aqsa Mosque, which was built by the Prophet and King Solomon of Jerusalem. But after the 16th Month, one day at the time of Noon prayer in Madina by the order of Almighty God, Prophet Mohammad (SM) and his true followers (PBUT) turned their face towards the Holy Kabaah of Holy city Makkah, K.S.A. The king of Devil, (Iblis), had taken this opportunity with his full will and power to influence the fanatic Jews and Christians of Madina as well as some tribal groups of Madina to work against the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SM)’s new religion by the cooperation of Prophet’s family members Abu‐Sufiyan, his wife Henda and his son Mauwiya subsequently by the influence of devil the Ummaiya Dynasty and the Abbassiya Dynasty except Ummiya Khalifa Umor Ibn Abdul Aziz all the rulers worked against true Muslim leadership and Ahle Bayet. By the active cooperation of devils and influence of so‐called Jews and Christians murdered Second Khalifh of Islam Umor Ibn Khattab (R), Third Khalifh
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Osman Ibn Afwan (R), Fourth Khalifh Ali Ibn Abu Talib (R) along with 12 Imam of Prophet Mohammad (SM)’s family. It should also be noted that, in the time of Mauwiya the so‐called Muslim ruler and self proclaimed Quran Writer along with the fanatic follower of Jews and Christians made a long term plan and conspiracy against the Holy Prophet’s Grandson killed Hazrat Hassan & Hazrat Hussein (A); them but they could not eradicate the true ideology of Islam. They also destroyed the Prophet Mohammad (SM)’s Ahle Bayet Domes of the Saudi Arabian Holy Places. Finally, they wanted to steal the Prophet Mohammad’s (SM) Holy body from the dome of the Holy Prophet’s (SM) resting place, to devil’s Kingdom. At that time, a strong ruler of Arab World Nur Uddin Jongi of Egypt directed by Prophet Mohammad (SM) to take appropriate action against the robber of Prophet Mohammad (SM)’s Holy body and he identified them by the Spiritual power of Prophet Mohammad (SM), because Prophet Mohammad (SM) is alive in his resting place, and eventually He killed all of them and protected the Holy Prophet’s Dome and true Islam. After that whomever tried to speak the truth and the establish the real ideology of Islam, they all were killed or forced to migrate. Finally, the current King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz ibn Saud
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is a very close friend of Iblis and western super power. In accordance of His Eminency Dr. Alam’s Millennium Prophecy Statement, the Saudi King will receive exemplary punishment in his term by the Almighty God along with all devil forces of 72 misguided or misled Islamic groups all will be punished and destroyed by the messenger of Almighty God great Imam Mahadi (A); along with active cooperation of Prophet Isa (A) (Jesus Christ). They will reveal the rule of law, Peace, prosperity, Justice and co‐create heaven on earth as well as eliminate all fanaticism from this universe. Because of the greedy women Eve in Heaven, Satan/Devil misguided her easily and Adam also, misguided by Eve accordingly to disobey the God’s Order. Suddenly God become angry and both of them got naked and Eve Urined Blood. Angel brought some leaf to cover Adam & Eve to maintain the Status in Heaven. Every woman on earth has to go to same process every month with menstruation seven days, with a stay with the dirty blood. When they become pregnant this punishment stops for 9 and ½ months. Till they are 55 years old every women has to carry on.

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His Eminency’s Fight Against Enemies of Islam

Figure 34: Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay, India, to a middle‐class Urdu speaking family. At the age of fourteen Rushdie went to England and studied at Rugby School, England. By the patroned of Jews and Christians he wrote the controversial book “Satanic Verses in 1988”. One should know that he is a Bastard by birth. In accordance of Holy Quran, Author of this book His Eminency urging to the World Community to Punish him by the law of the land, Also His Eminency send a note verbal to Queen Elizabeth II and her Night Award to this Devil on 17th June 2007, Rushdie is a friend of Devil.

Letter 1: His Eminency Dr. M N Alam’s condemn letter to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as follows:

WORLD SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY (WSA)
(A CONFEDERATION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 605, New York, NY, 10163 USA, Office/Fax: 212591-6257 President – His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Sheikh Shah Sufi Mohammad Nurul Alam

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43rd Direct Descendant of Great Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH) E-Mail: WorldSpiritualAssembly@yahoo.com, Website: http://wsany.tripod.com

NOTE VERBAL
Sub: The World Spiritual Assembly New York USA is Condemning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s recent declaration of “The Knight” Award to Controversial So-Called Writer and Enemy to the World Muslim Community “Salman Rushdie”. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York Headquarter USA presents its compliments to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom. The WSA NY Headquarter USA is condemning the declaration of the Knight Award to the So-called Writer and most controversial person to the World Muslim Community whom criticized the Founder of Islam and Beloved Prophet of Almighty God His Holiness Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH). I believe and hope that your Majesty is must be aware of the Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH). Your Majesty is also aware of the immoral activities of socalled writer Salman Rushdie and his controversial book “The Satanic Verses” which created chaos and complexities around World’s Muslim Communities. Salman Rushdie has been migrated from India to England and currently residing at UK as refugee. A group of Muslim’s enemy somehow convinced your Majesty for their own interest to misuse your Majesty’s power, position and respect to declare the prestigious Award of United Kingdom of “The Knight” to the controversial and So-called Writer Salman Rushdie. Please note that, the Government of Iran have officially declared the death penalty of “Salman Rushdie” for his controversial book “The Satanic Verses”. Millions of Muslims around the World are angry at Salman Rushdie’s immoral activities. And I am deeply shocked and condemning your Majesty’s declaration of the Knight Award to the International controversial person and enemy to the World Muslim community Salman Rusdie and I on behalf of the World Muslim Community also as I am the 43rd Direct descendant of the Founder of Islam The Great Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH) urging your Majesty Queen of United Kingdom to immediately Withdraw or Cancel your Knight Award from Controversial Person and Enemy of World Muslim community “Salman Rushdie”.

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It may be mentioned here that, Your Majesty’s humble mother Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth I is still alive and I am always praying for her good health. The first man of mankind Prophet Adam (A:) (PBUH) enjoyed the heaven with his life partner Eve but suddenly Eve became ambitious and voluntarily disobeyed Almighty God’s order and convinced and misguided by Satan (Devil), So Almighty God was angry and expelled them from Heaven and threw them to the Planet Earth. “What was the Reason? Your Majesty please find out the reason”. We are the descendants of Prophet Adam (A:) and Prophet Abraham (A:). In accordance of the Holy Quran “The Human beings are Crown creations of Almighty God and Jewish, Christians and Muslims are cousin brothers”, “but why today we are fighting each other?” and Which is creating chaos and complexities around the World and so the World has become unrest and has no peace and also the situation of the Third World War is knocking the Door. Your Majesty’s humble mother and Your Majesty took over responsibility as Queens of United Kingdom for more than 100 years and ruled the World successfully. We the people of the World Community respect your Majesties as Queen and Symbol of the World. The geographical territory of your Kingdom in this planet was very large which almost covered the Globe. For your Majesty’s kindness and compromising attitude your Kingdom has been divided into more than 200 countries. The People of this unrest World still acknowledge your Majesty as symbol of Peace and Symbol World. But I am assuring you now you are going to be most controversial and be contempt by the World Muslim Community for your declaration of the Knight Award to Salman Rushdie. I am urging your Majesty personally to avoid more chaos and complexities among the World Muslim community by withdrawing or cancelling this controversial Knight Award from Salman Rushdie and deport this person from the United Kingdom immediately. This World Spiritual Assembly’s condemning letter will be displayed in the WSA’s official website for the attention of the World Muslim Community until your Majesty gives her proper attention against the enemy of the World Muslim Community “Salman Rushdie”. Your Majesty’s kind cooperation, consideration and personal attention in these regards will be highly considerable by the World Muslim Community and me. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York Headquarter USA avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Her Majesty the Queen

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Elizabeth II of United Kingdom the assurance of its highest consideration.

Dated: June 17, 2007 (WSA, NY) His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Shah Sufi M. N. Alam President World Spiritual Assembly 43rd Direct Descendant of Great Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH) New York, NY-10163, USA To, Her Majesty The Queen Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA CC: To all head of States, Emperors, Kings of Muslim of the World CC: Press & Media of the World

Letter 2: His Eminency’s Appeal letter to Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz & other Relevant letters to curb down present day associates of Shaitans of the World
(A CONFEDERATION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS) Mailing Address: P.O. Box 605, New York, NY, 10163 USA President – His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Sheikh Shah Sufi Mohammad Nurul Alam 43rd Direct Descendant of Great Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH) E-Mail: WorldSpiritualAssemblyWSA@yahoo.com, Website: http://wsany.tripod.com

WORLD SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY (WSA)

Ref: 786/WSANY/USA/09 Dated: Dec 30, 2009

An Appeal: The Dignity, Respect & Honor must be maintained for The Two Holy Mosques Mosjidul Harmayen at Makkah-tulMokarrama & Mosjidul-Nabawi of Madina-tul-Monwara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the concerned authority with immediate effect. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York Headquarter USA presents its compliments to His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin

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Abdul Aziz, the custodian of two Holy Mosques Masjidul Haramayen of Holy Makkah and Mosjidul-Nabawi of Holy Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) is the World Federation of Muslim Religious & Spiritual leaders of the World based in New York, United States of America. The WSA New York Headquarter USA has the honor to inform you that on behalf of the World Muslim Community, a high level Religious & Islamic community leaders has been designated to the Mosque of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) (Mosjidul Nabawai) & MosjidulHaramayen of Holy Makkah. These religious and spiritual leaders are from different parts of the Muslim World with the Scholastic knowledge on Islam in accordance of The Holy Quran & authentic Hadith. They also have the status of Grand Mufties of the World. They have observed many immoral activities while they have visited both of the Holy Mosques, Mosjidul-Haramayen in Holy city Makkah and Mosjidul-Nabawi in Holy city Madinah of KSA. The purpose and reasons of this most important letter with the Note-Verbal to the honorable King His Royal Highness Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is fee-sabillillah, but if the honorable King and custodian of the two Holy Mosques does not pay any attention to the following information of this letter, he will be compelled to answer to the Almighty Allah and Allah’s beloved Rasul Sallellahu Alaihe Wasallam (SM) and also Wala-Ibad-diallahi Soalehin as well as to the true Muslims of the World for his incompetency and irresponsiveness as Custodian for the Holy Mosque of MosjidulNabawi & Masjidul-Haramayen of Holy Madinah & Holy Makkah. In accordance of the recommendation of our high level Muslim leader delegates with the status of grand muftis headed by His Eminency Dr. Sheikh Shah Sufi Mohammad Nurul Alam admitted into the Holy Prophet’s Mosque for their Itequf at last Ramadan 10th of September, 2009. They also have visited and stayed at MosjidulHaramayen in the Month of Ramadan nine days from 27th August, 2009 to 5th of September 2009. The honorable delegate members of WSA stayed at the Holy Prophet’s Mosque about nine days as well, till the final Jamaat of Eid-ul-Fitr. They have found the following immoral activities inside the Holy Mosques: Ajnabee (Visitors) from different parts of the Muslim World such as Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and specially Pakistani cleaning staff members (of both the holy mosques) are fully destroying the dignity, respect and honor of the Mosjidul

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Haramayen of Holy Makkah and Holy Prophet’s Mosque MosjidulNabawi. 1. Our delegates found out that, one of the most important ignorance is made by the disqualified people (Jahel) as they are performing their so-called Omrah hajj. They are admitting into the Holy Mosques with their cell phones being on as well as without any proper ablution. After their immediate entrance, they tend to follow the Pakistani cleaning staff members at both of the mosques and they converse on the cell phone even without any trouble in the presence of the authority like Police and guards. Most of the time those ignorant and disqualified individuals from the abovementioned countries along with local and other Arab country’s pilgrims are sleeping in the mosques, as if they consider the place like their hotel room. Only by force of the authorities they wake up from their sleep and immediately join the prayer, again without any ablution. 2. Our delegates had pointed one more ignorance and dangerous disregards towards the Almighty Allah’s house (mosque), the abovementioned disqualified individuals those who perform their so-called Omrah Hajj and local Arab residents, “without any reason almost everyone is using the “chair” (which are available at every gate for immediate use for the disabled person) even though they don’t have any physical problems. Because these individuals are “Kullu Jahel” and they don’t have proper knowledge “how to show proper respect towards Allah and his beloved Prophet’s Mosque Mosjidul-Nabawi & Mosjidul Haramayen.

3. Our delegates also reported that, the Pakistani, Indian and Bengali staff members of the Mosques and nearby hotels are openly selling phones and phone cards, which are directly encouraging those ignorant individuals. Those Kullu Jahels are always having unnecessary business, political, personal as well as terroristic conversation with the people they accompany with. They are also having domestic and international conversations on cell phones, in the Holy Mosques constantly without facing any trouble from the authority. It is very dangerous and threat for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Most of the Political aliens are encouraged and directly contributed by former Pakistani Prime Minister Newaz Sharif, whom was exiled from Pakistan and currently residing in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country of Peace and

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Prosperity. Our Muslim community leaders questions His Royal Highness King Abdullah, “Why he have given shelter to the former Prime Minister of Pakistan as well as other criminals? This individual have looted the country’s wealth and destroyed his political career. During his ruling period, he had misused his power for his personal gains, and finally he was exiled from Pakistan. Saudi government should pay strong attention towards the activities of former prime minister when he arrives in Madinah-tulMonwara. 4. It was also pointed by our delegations that, People that comes from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Afghanistan, after their visa gets expired they use the MosjidulNabawi and Mosjidul Haramayen as their permanent shelter years after years. These people are also pick-pocketing, men in the open mosques and women stealing from the women’s camp in accordance of the crime report of Holy Madinah & Holy Makkah Police department.

5. There are several Markets, hotels and restaurants around the Holy Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and Mosjidul Haramayen in Holy Makkah owned or ran by the illegal inhabitants from Yemen, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh under the direct Kofil/Partnership of several Saudi Arabian citizens. Those so-called businessmen and their associates are dangerous and threat for the Holy Mosques’ dignity and honor.

The Moral responsibility and duties of the Honorable Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz as custodian of the Holy Mosques (Mosjidul-Nabawi and Mosjidul Haramayen of Holy Madinah & Holy Makkah) is requested to look into this most important matter for immediate solution to eliminate all the nonsense and illegal immoral activities done by the so called Omrah Hajjis as well as the illegal occupants from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan and Myanmar. Also permanently take administrative strong actions to eradicate the Pakistani staff members and cleaners of the Holy Mosque of Prophet and Mosjidul Haramayen to re-establish the dignity, honor and peaceful environment for the true Muslim’s attendance at the Mosques immediately. The Malaysian and Indonesian Muslims are much better personnel to replace the

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cleaning staff members in place of immoral Pakistani staff members. His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is also requested to make the arrangement during the time of Umrah Hajj & Regular Hajj to issue Visa with the proper guideline for the visa applicants. The applicants must be literate enough or must get short training to maintain the dignity, honor and proper respect for the two Holy Mosques, Mosjidul Haramayen at Holy Makkah and MosjidulNabawi at Holy Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All Saudi Arabian Embassy authorities must be cautious and careful to issue visa for the following country’s applicants (Turkey, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Myanmar) “Jahels & young adults should not be allowed for Omrah Hajj visa”. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York Headquarter USA avails itself of this opportunity to renew to His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the custodian of two Holy mosques Masjidul Haramayen of Holy Makkah and Mosjidul-Nabawi of Holy Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the assurance of its highest consideration.

Dated: December 30, 2009 (WSA, NY) His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Shah Sufi Mohammed Nurul Alam President World Spiritual Assembly 43rd Direct Descendant of Great Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH) Citizen of United States of America PO Box# 605, New York, NY-10163, USA To, His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz The custodian of two Holy mosques Masjidul Haramayen of Holy Makkah, Mosjidul-Nabawi of Holy Madinah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia CC: To the Hon. Governor His Royal Prince Khaled Al-Faisal of Makkah-tul-Mokarrama, For Necessary Action CC: To the Hon. Governor His Royal Prince Abdul Aziz ibn Majed, of Holy Mosque Mosjidul-Nabawi, For Necessary Action

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CC: Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais an-Najdi Chief Imam of Holy Makkah, Mosjidul Haramayen, Deputy Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, Makkha-tul-Mokarrama, KSA, For Necessary Action CC: Sheikh Abdur Rahman Al-Huzaify, Chief Imam of Holy Mosque, Mosjidul-Nabawi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, For Necessary Action CC: To The President Barrack Hossein Obama President of USA, For His kind attention CC: To the Hon. Secretary-general H.E. Ban Ki Moon United Nations, For his kind attention CC: H.E. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of OIC, For His kind attention

Letter 3: To the Prime Minister of India to curb down the so-called religious leader Mr. Zakir Naik of India
(A CONFEDERATION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS)

WORLD SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY (WSA)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 605, New York, NY, 10163 USA

President – His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Sheikh Shah Sufi Mohammad Nurul Alam

43rd Direct Descendant of Great Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH) E-Mail: WorldSpiritualAssemblyWSA@yahoo.com, Website: http://wsany.tripod.com Ref: 786/WSANY/USA/10 Dated: Jan 18, 2010

NOTE VERBAL
To, The Hon. Prime Minister Govt. of India Doctor Manmohan Singh Prime Minister Secretariat New Delhi, India Subject: An Appeal to the Government of India to Curb Down the immoral activities of so-called Islamic Scholar self-proclaimed Muslim Religious leader as well as lecturer Doctor Zakir Naik, Citizen of India; Founder & Owner of so-called Peace TV channel and President of Islamic Research Foundation of Mumbai, India with immediate effect. “If the Government of India does not pay

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any attention to take the appropriate action against this Great Enemy of India and Mankind, then the Govt. of Doctor Manmohan Singh will be compelled to pay proper compensation to the Muslim World and to the fellow citizens of India”. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York Headquarter USA presents its compliments to the Honorable Prime Minister of India Doctor Manmohan Singh, New Delhi, India. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) is the World Federation of Religious & Spiritual leaders of the World based in New York, United States of America. The WSA New York Headquarter USA has the honor to inform you on behalf of the World Religious & Spiritual leaders that, the Indian citizen, so-called doctor Zakir Abdul Karim Naik was born in Maharashtra, India on October 18, 1965. It is reported to us that, he is a Bastard and abandoned child of his parents. Somehow he got awarded the ordinary doctor certificate although he does not practice it at all. Sometime in early 1980s he was sponsored by the most wanted criminal and terrorist Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Accordingly, he had started the alleged Peace TV Channel in India. He also has organized and established an Islamic Research Foundation at Mumbai, India. He has been sponsored by various terrorist groups such as Tamil Nadu of India, Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka, Shiv Sena Terrorist group of India, Al-Queda and Taliban of Middle-East. Point should be noted that, his backbone was generated and gradually developed by Osama Bin Laden great terrorist of Saudi Arabia and Saddam Hussein of Iraq as well as by the active support of the Saudi Arabian so-called fanatic religious group Ohabi (Najdi) from since long. Zakir Naik is actively supporting and preaching his so-called Islamic ideology which are composed and sponsored by Osama Bin Laden. This individual is actively engaged and utilized to speak against the Great Prophet of Islam Prophet Mohammed (SM) founder of Islam Religion as well as against the Great Sufi Saints of India like Khaja MainUddin Chisti (RA) of Azmir Sharif, and Nizamuddin Aoulia of New Delhi, India. Since 1980, this bastard Zakir Naik had started the so-called lecture programs with the alleged Islamic point of view of Osama-binLaden. Now, he gradually became the so-called Islamic scholar and self-proclaimed Islamic leader of the World. He has established the so-called Peace TV Channel & Islamic Research Foundation to facilitate all of his immoral and terroristic activities to disrespect and disregard the founder of Islam, Greatest Prophet of Islam Hazrat Mohammed (SM) as well as his direct descendants like Great Sufi Saint of Azmir Sharif Khaja MainUddin Chisti and

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Hazrat Nizamuddin Aoulia of New Delhi along other great Sufi Saints of Indian continent and Middle-East. The purpose of his preaching of Islam’s so-called ideology and the tactics is to start chaos and complexities inside the Indian Muslim groups along with Sufism as well as to the Prophet of Islam. It should be noted that, the so-called doctor Zakir Naik is the perfect representative of Shoitan (Satan). As he being the so-called doctor he never practiced even an hour in his lifetime. It is reported to us that, by the curious group of Muslim groups of India had observed his character, life, lectures as well as his daily activities. He is mal practicing the Holy Quran along with other religious books like Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism. This individual has no good relationship with his family or his parents not even with his close relatives. Being a Muslim, He never prayed five times in his lifetime even he doesn’t believe that Praying five times is one of the important Pillar of Islam. He is actively working for the terrorists groups among the Indian Territory and Asian Continent. It should be also noted that, India is a great country with the largest democratically based institutions in the World. As you are the Prime Minister of Government of India Doctor Manmohan Singh from the small minority and conservative Shikh Family, Successfully leading the most largest democrat country of the World, because you are honest, knowledgeable, loyal as well as careful administrator. You have succeeded the founder of India’s ideology, and you have really achieved the goal of Sri Gandhi. As you have the faith in Shikh Religion, a very small group of religious platform. We acknowledge you as you are the dreamer of Modern India and also as a good moral person to urge you, please carefully observe and investigate about this so-called Doctor Zakir Naik thru your intelligence bureau. It should also be noted that, last couple of months this individual Zakir Naik’s speeches had been very aggressive and fabricated for that reason he had been identified as a complete hypocrite and representative of Osama Bin Laden and various terrorist groups of India, Sri Lanka and Middle-East. He chose this focal time to start chaos, complexities and riots among the Hindu, Muslim, Shikh along with the peaceful fellow citizens of India. Recently, thousands of demonstrating groups of Islam had condemned many of his speeches along with his interviews on the Peace TV. He also intentionally utilized one of the innocent Shikh minority group leaders’ opinions about very sensitive matter of Prophet Mohammed (SM) and Great Sufi Saints of India as well as of the World. Please note that, Zakir Naik had responded very dynamic

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way to the innocent Shikh minority group leader’s question to start chaos and complexities directly or indirectly towards your administration. Accordingly, the whole world’s Muslim communities as well as many of the Indian Muslim groups have protested and condemned his speeches and his interviews also have urged the Government of India to take appropriate action against this notorious individual but the government of India did not respond. If the government of India stays silent, the huge quantity of fellow citizens of India will be compelled to join in the riot to bring destruction to your administration. If you will not take appropriate legal action against this satanic individual Zakir Naik, then you will not find the proper exit to save yourself. We the World Spiritual Assembly Religious & Spiritual Leaders urging you as you are a moral, loyal and honest administrator of India to curb down all the immoral satanic activities of Zakir Naik with immediate effect. The Honorable Prime Minister Doctor Manmohan Singh is cordially requested to look into this matter very carefully and personally for an immediate positive solution. Please note that, the Government of USA had already been notified about this individual’s profile along with the details of his immoral activities. The World Spiritual Assembly (WSA) New York Headquarter USA avails itself of this opportunity to renew to Honorable Prime Minister of India Doctor Manmohan Singh, New Delhi, India the assurance of its highest consideration.

Dated: January 18, 2010 (WSA, NY) His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Shah Sufi Mohammed Nurul Alam President World Spiritual Assembly 43rd Direct Descendant of Great Prophet Mohammad SM. (PBUH) Citizen of United States of America PO Box# 605, New York, NY-10163, USA CC: To the Hon. US President Barrack Hossein Obama The White House, Washington D.C. **For His kind attention & immediate action

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Direct followers of GREAT Shaitan (Iblis) and descendant of Yazid ibn Moabia as follows:
ZAKIR NAIK OF INDIA, ABUL KALAM AZAD & PRINCIPLE KAMAL UDDIN JAFREE AS WELL AS CHIEF IMAM OF HOLY MAKKAH ABDUR RAHMAN AL-HUZAIFI AL NAJDI AL OHABI
The Pictures of PRESENT DAY DIRECT ASSOCIATES SHAITAN (IBLIS) OF THE WORLD

In accordance of Holy Quran

The Great Sponsor of Ohabi / Salafe Movement, & The LAST KING OF SAUDI MONARCHY, The WORLD War III is knocking the door, Reemergence of Jesus Christ & Imam Mahdi PBUH is awaiting to eliminate all hypocrites and satanic activities.

Figure 35: King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, KSA

Figure 36: Chief imam Mosjidul Haramayen is a Ohabi, Najdi Alem

WSA advises him to Learn Holy Quran Properly, Must be respectful properly to the Founder of Islam & Last Beloved Prophet of Mankind & Islam in accordance of Holy Quran Surah Ahzab 56 or else You must pay at the court of Allah & his Belovd Rasool as well as to Imam Mahdi PBUH

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Figure 37: Zakir Naik Direct Descendent of Yazid ibn Moabia This person will be eliminated soon, Govt. of India & USA Is directed by WSA to curb down his hypocrisy and terroristic Activities, this individual is an official bastard associate of Osama Bin Laden of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Figure 38: Another Direct Descendent of Yazid ibn Moabia and true bastard of this MODERN ERA, The WSA NY USA advises him to rectify himself also to research the holy Quran properly as well as Surah Ahzab Ayaat 56 and then talk about Holy Prophet & his descendants or else you will also be held accountable.

Figure 39: This kullu Shaitan should be killed cause of translating Holy Quran wrong Surah Ahzab 56. This notorious shaitan was the great terror helped to kill several thousands of people in the time of liberation movement of BANGLADESH as chief of Rajakar Albadr at Norshingdi Area, Bangladesh, Current government is already alerted and arranging a WAR tribunal against this criminal for prosecution.

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The following Biographies are about the World Renown Islamic Scholars, True follower of Prophet Mohammad (SM) & also working for the support to
reestablish the truth about Islam & Sufism with the correct knowledge. Also announcing the arrival of Last Imam Hazrat Mahdi (A:) along with Jesus Christ to reestablish Peace and international security for Mankind.

A Great Sheikh & True Scholar as well as beloved follower of Great Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) Al-lama, Shaykh-ulIslam Professor Dr. Muhammad Tahirul-Qadri of Pakistan
A man of manifold and staggering achievements, Shaykh-ul-Islam Professor Dr Muhammad Tahir-ulQadri is the founding leader of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (MQI), an organization with branches and centres in more than 90 countries around the globe, working for the promotion of peace and harmony between communities and the revival of spiritual endeavour based on the true teachings of
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Islam.Shaykh-ul-Islam was born on February 19, 1951 in the historical city of Jhang, Pakistan, and the son of the great spiritualist and intellectual of his time ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri. Since his birth had been foretold through a spiritual dream to his father, he was educated from the young age in both the Islamic and secular sciences simultaneously, imbued with the belief that his entire life would be devoted to the renaissance of Islam. Although he had already started his religious education under his father two years earlier, his formal classical education was initiated in Madina at the age of 12, in Madrasa al-‘Ulum ash-Shar‘iyya which was situated in the blessed house of Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, the first residence of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) after his migration. By the time he had received a First Class Honours Degree from the University of the Punjab in 1970, he had also completed his Classical Islamic Studies, having spent over ten years under the tutelage of his father and other eminent Shuyukh of his time and achieving an unparalleled understanding of the classical shari‘a sciences and Arabic language. He earned his MA in Islamic Studies in 1972 with the University of the Punjab Gold Medal, achieved his LLB in 1974 and began to practise as a lawyer in the district courts of Jhang. He moved to Lahore in 1978 and joined the University of the Punjab as a lecturer in law and completed his doctorate in Islamic Law. He was also a member of the Syndicate, Senate and Academic
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Council of the University of the Punjab, which are the highest executive, administrative and academic bodies of the University. However within a short span of time he emerged as the country’s leading Islamic jurist and scholar and revivalist of the Islamic ideology. He was appointed as a Jurist Consult (legal adviser) on Islamic law for the Supreme Court and the Federal Shari`a Court of Pakistan and also worked as a specialist adviser on Islamic curricula for the Federal Ministry of Education of Pakistan. At various times between 1983-1987, he was offered the positions of Senator for the Upper House of Parliament, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Federal Minister for Education and the Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs. He was also nominated as ambassador for Pakistan as well as being offered the post of Justice of the Appellate Shari`a Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan and the position of being a member of the Islamic Ideology Council of Pakistan (highest constitutional body for Islamic legislation). All of these positions were offered by the then president of Pakistan. However, Shaykh-ul-Islam refused to accept any of these offers due to his colossal, profound and lifelong commitment to the cause of peace, both regional and global. He designed his peace dynamics carefully and launched Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) as a peace phenomena envisaging the realization of his goal of peace through religious moderation and integration, an
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international process of ecumenism and interfaith dialogue, development of womenfolk as a dynamic peace force, promotion of humanitarian behavior through welfare and altruistic programmes, conflict resolution, mass education and spread of message of love for humanity, promoting culture of Prophetic love and mystic teachings, scientific interpretation of Islam and vast scale research work dedicated to the fairy of peace. Working in all these multiple fields of international activity simultaneously in-country and abroad included some of his most significant ventures in the field of education, activation of womenfolk, propagation of the true identity of Islamic faith in the perspective of world peace, and reviving the Prophetic version of Islamic and Quranic teachings through electronic and print media. He was to reawaken in the Muslim Umma the real spirit of Islam to make possible the dawn of peace all around the world. For this, he established and spread a vast educational net-work with a chartered University at the top, roused the womenfolk to their role in achieving the goal of peace in society and provided them an independent forum of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League to promote the cause of peace in more than half of humanity. The total volume of his audio-visual contact with various societies over the globe so far amounts to roughly 1000 books he has authored on diverse subjects with 5000 lectures on a wide variety of topics pertaining to his international peace struggle from the MQI platform. Shaykh-ul-Islam
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has accomplished all these ventures simultaneously in a short period of only two and a half decades not only in Pakistan but in over 90 countries the world over. These achievements speak of the relevance, correctness and the underlying foresight and insight pertaining to the true grasp of his peace struggle that made him refuse to accept any of the offers he was made to work in the government by the then President of Pakistan. In the 1980s, a number of historical judgments in the legal and constitutional history of Pakistan were passed by the Federal Shari`a Court and the Appellate Shari`a Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan as a result of Shaykh-ul-Islam’s juristic arguments, documented in the Pakistan Legal Decisions (PLD) and Pakistan Legal Judgments (PLJ). In particular the Federal Shari`a Court passed a judgment denying the legal position of rajm as a hadd of shari`a, in which almost all well known ‘ulama and senior renowned classical scholars of the country had appeared before the court giving their arguments. In a review petition Shaykh-ul-Islam presented his arguments before the court against the judgment for three consecutive days. As a result, a landmark decision was passed by the full bench of the Federal Shari`a Court of Pakistan overturning their prior judgment and the rajm was judicially reaccepted as a hadd of shari`a. In another case the Blasphemy Law protecting the esteemed station and reverence of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) was also passed
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for the first time in the history of Pakistan after Shaykh-ul-Islam presented his arguments to the court, over a period of three days, culminating in an Act of Parliament. Another landmark and famous enactment of Parliament concerning ad-diya (bloodmoney) of a murdered woman resulted after Shaykh-ul-Islam presented arguments in the President House of Pakistan during a special legislative session chaired by President Zia’ al-Haqq. This session was attended by all Federal Ministers, Secretaries, Governors of all provinces, all judges of the Federal Shari`a Court and Appellate Shari`a Bench of the Supreme Court, members of the Islamic Ideology Council, selected top ranking classical scholars and Shuyukh belonging to all schools of law. Shaykh-ul-Islam presented arguments in favour of equality of rights of women concerning ad-diya for eight hours followed by a question and answer session. This was a unique and unprecedented event in the judicial and legislative history of Pakistan. As a result of his arguments the discrimination clause was removed and women were given equality of redress. This shows the amount of concern that Shaykh-ul-Islam has for the respect and safeguarding of women’s rights in Islam. Moreover during the 1980s hundreds of un-Islamic clauses from the old civil and criminal laws of Pakistan, which had existed since the period of colonial rule, were amended according to Islamic principles upon the juristic recommendations of Shaykh-ul-Islam.
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He is also a former Professor of Islamic Law at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, and the youngest person ever to have been awarded a professorship in the history of the University. Shaykh-ul-Islam has also previously held the position of the Head of the Department for LLM in Islamic Legislation.
Great Sheikh & True Scholar as well as beloved follower of Great Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) Al-lama Dr. Imran Nazar Hossein of Trinidad & Tobago

He was born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 from parents whose ancestors had migrated as indentured laborer from India. He is a graduate of the Aleemiyah Institute in Karachi and has studied at several instructions of higher learning including the University of Karachi, the University of the West Indies, Al Azhar University and the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Switzerland He worked for several years as a Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago but gave up
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his job in 1985 to devote his life to the mission of Islam. He lived in New York for ten years during which time he served as the Director of Islamic Studies for the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations of Greater New York. He lectured on Islam in several American and Canadian universities, colleges, churches, synagogues, prisons, community halls, etc. He also participated in many inter-faith dialogues with Christian and Jewish scholars while representing Islam in USA. He was the Imam, for sometime, at Masjid Dar al-Qur'an in Long Island, New York. He also led the weekly Juma'ah prayers and delivered the sermon at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan once a month for ten years continuously. He is a former Principal of the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of Research of the World Muslim Congress in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of the Islamic Institute for Education and Research in Miami, Florida, and Director of D'awah for Tanzeem-e-Islami of North America. He has traveled continuously and extensively around the world on Islamic lecturetours since graduating from the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in 1971 at age 29. And he has also written more than a dozen books on Islam that have invariably been received with public respect. Indeed, 'Jerusalem in the Qur'an - An Islamic View of the Destiny of Jerusalem' has become a best seller and
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has been translated and published in several languages. References / Notes:
The Authentic History of the World, Heralds a Golden Age & The Millennium Prophecy, By His Eminency Dr. Hazart Shah Sufi Mohammad Nurul Alam (MA).

Comparative Religion, By Meskerem UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(www.carm.org/seek/God.htm )

Melaku,

Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2007

(*) Please note that, the most of the information of Chronological History of Jerusalem was cited from Raheem Bawa Muhiyaddeen’s (RA) letter to the Head of the states in 1980. He had many visions of mass-destructions. Note **: Information was taken from the article of DR. Selahadin Eshetu, University Lecturer From Ethiopia, under direct supervision of His Eminency Dr. M. N. Alam.
Note***: (Chapter Biography) His Eminency Dr. M. N. Alam in absolutely humanitarian ground He founded and running by the Dayemi Complex Bangladesh Seven International Standard Orphanages by the co-sponsorship of the Government of Bangladesh.

(SAW): Sallalla Hu Alaihe Wa Sallam. Used only After Prophet Mohammad (SAW). : Alai Hi Wasilla. Used for All prophets Except Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
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(R) : Radi Allahu Anhu, used for the Companions of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) Means “God is pleased with them, they are also, pleased with God”. (RA) : Rahama Tullah Alai, means “Allah give Him peace”
(PBUH): Peace Be Upon Him (MA) : Madda Jilluhul Ali. (God give him Peace and Holy Life). THE GLORIOUS QURAN & AUTHENTIC HADITHS

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The Golden Dome is the Dome of the Rock & Gray Dome is the Mosjidul Al-Aqsa (Mosjidul Qiblatain the first Qibla of Muslim, when Prophet Mohammad (SM) Migrated to Madina from Mecca)
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