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    Once when speaking about the elders of Hatora, Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned, that in those days poverty was the order of the day. Every home suffered with hunger. There were also some servants of Allah Ta‘ala whom He had blessed with abundance. They would look after the poor, see to the orphans and widows, etc. There was one person by the name of Muhammad Ilyaas, whom Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to often speak about. He built a warehouse opposite the musjid which he filled with grain from time to time. It was his habit to take a survey of the village and give out grains to those people who did not have any food. This generosity of his was not only confined towards the Muslims, but he would look after the needs of the non-Muslims in the same way.
    He would give many people grains on loan and would say to them that you can pay me back when you harvest your crops. Many of them would not even pay him back after the harvesting period was over. He would then say to them, “Very well, bring to me the same amount in the form of berries from the jungles. The jungles used to be full of berries and any person could obtain as much as he wished. This was only his kindness upon them that in this manner he would relieve them of the burden of debt.

    Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned regarding this same elder that it was his practice that before the Fajr Salaah he would take a walk in the village. In those days people had to grind the flour with their hands because there were no machines to grind flour. In most of the homes the women would grind the flour before Fajr Salaah. Hence before Fajr Salaah one could hear the sounds of the grinding stones. This pious person would go around the houses and wherever he did not hear the sounds of the grinding stones he made a mental note of those homes. After Fajr Salaah he would ask the people of those homes why they were not grinding flour. If they were in need they would maintain silence and hang their heads in shame. This buzurg would understand and instruct his servants to deliver grain to their homes.

    Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had mentioned, “I had seen this warehouse with my own eyes. It would always be filled with grains. These were the wealthy and pious elders of those days.” May Allah Ta‘ala grant us all the taufeeq (ability) to follow in the beautiful example of our pious predecessors, aameen.

    ( Hayaat-e-Siddeeq, pg. 4 1)

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    ‘Isa bin ‘Umailah Al-Fazaari (rahimahullah) mentions that a certain person told him the following:

    I noticed that when Abu Zar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would milk his goats, he would give his neighbours and guests to drink before he drank himself. One night, I saw him milk his goats to the point where absolutely nothing remained in their udders. After presenting the milk to his guests, he placed a small amount of dates before them. He thereafter apologized to them saying, “If we had anything better than this, we would have definitely brought it before you.” I thereafter observed that Abu Zar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) himself did not eat a single morsel that night as he had presented all that he possessed to his guests.

    (Tabaqaat Ibni Sa’d vol. 4, pg. 178)

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    يحكى أن أبا العباس أحمد بن منصور لما مات رآه رجل من أهل شيراز وهو واقف في المحراب بجامع شيراز وعليه حلة وعلى رأسه تاج مكلل بالجوهر فقال له : ما فعل الله بك؟ قال : غفر لي وأكرمني وتوجني وأدخلني الجنة فقال له : بماذا؟ قال : بكثرة صلاتي على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم رواها النميري وكذا ابن بشكوال في القربة وفي ترجمة جماهر من كتاب الصلة له أيضا‎) ‎القول البديع ص‎(259‎ ‎

    It is reported regarding Abul ‘Abbaas, Ahmed bin Mansoor, that after he passed away, a man from the inhabitants of Sheeraaz saw him in a dream. In the dream, Ahmed bin Mansoor was standing in the mihraab of the Jaami’ Musjid of Sheeraaz, he was adorned in a set of (beautiful) clothing and had a crown on his head which was decorated with precious stones. The man asked him, “How did Allah Ta‘ala deal with you?” He replied, “Allah Ta‘ala forgave my sins, granted me honor, crowned me with the crown of Paradise and blessed me with entry into Jannah.” The man thus asked, “On account of which action did Allah Ta‘ala honor you with this lofty position?” He replied, “On account of the abundant durood that I would recite on Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).”

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    Shaikh Abur Rabee’ (rahimahullah) relates the following incident:

    I once heard of a very pious lady by the name of Fidh-dhah who lived in a certain village. This woman, Fidh-dhah, was rapidly gaining fame as word of an amazing phenomenon regarding her spread among people. Although we do not visit women, due to the necessity to investigate and ascertain the reality and authenticity of this rumour, I took a group of people and travelled to her village.

    On arriving in the village and making enquiries, the people of the village informed us that Fidh-dhah possessed a she goat that yielded both milk and honey. Hearing this, we bought a brand new bowl and proceeded to her home.

    On arriving, we greeted her with salaam and said, “We wish to witness the barakah (blessing) of your goat.” Fidh-dhah obliged and made the goat over to us. After receiving the goat, we began milking it and as it was reputed, both milk and honey flowed from the teats of the goat!

    After enjoying the milk and honey, we asked Fidh-dhah to tell us the secret to the special barakah (blessing) she and her family enjoyed from the goat. In response, she mentioned the following story to me:

    There was a time when we were very poor and possessed nothing except a small she goat. When ‘Eidul Adha arrived, my husband, who was a pious man, said to me, “We own nothing except this she goat. Let us sacrifice it for ‘Eid in the name of Allah Ta‘ala.” I replied, “Don’t slaughter it as we need it. Allah Ta‘ala has not made it necessary for us to sacrifice an animal for ‘Eid in circumstances of such poverty.”

    Coincidentally, a guest arrived on that very Day of ‘Eid and we had no food with which to entertain him. I thus said to my husband, “Allah Ta‘ala has instructed us to honour our guests by entertaining them and seeing to their comfort. Let us slaughter this she goat for our guest.” As my husband prepared to slaughter the goat, I said to him, “You should slaughter it outside the house, behind the wall, so that the sight of its slaughter does not distress our children and cause them to cry.”

    My husband thus took the goat and made his way out of the yard to slaughter it. However, while he was meant to be slaughtering it, I saw the goat jump onto the wall and re-enter the yard. Thinking that the goat had escaped, I went outside and saw that my husband had already slaughtered our goat and was now in the process of skinning it! I exclaimed to him, “How strange! Another she goat, resembling our own, has entered our yard!” Hearing this, my husband said, “Perhaps Allah Ta‘ala has granted us a goat which is better.”

    Whereas our first goat yielded only milk, this second goat yields both milk and honey! This special barakah which we enjoy was granted to us on account of us honouring our guest.

    Fidh-dhah then advised saying, “This goat grazes in the pasture of the heart. If you sow goodness and righteousness in your hearts, it will graze on good and its milk will accordingly be wholesome and good. Conversely, spoiling your hearts and filling them with filth and muck causes the milk of the goat to spoil and turn bad. Therefore, ensure that you guard your hearts from evil, then everything will be of benefit to you.”

    (Rowdhur Rayyaaheen pg. 93)

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    عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : اشترى رجل ممن كان قبلكم عقارا من رجل فوجد الذي اشترى العقار في عقاره جرة فيها ذهب فقال له الذي اشترى العقار : خذ ذهبك عني إنما اشتريت العقار ولم ابتع منك الذهب . فقال بائع الأرض : إنما بعتك الأرض وما فيها فتحاكما إلى رجل فقال الذي تحاكما إليه : ألكما ولد ؟ فقال أحدهما : لي غلام وقال الآخر : لي جارية . فقال : أنكحوا الغلام الجارية وأنفقوا عليهما منه وتصدقوا. ‏‎--‎البخاري رقم 3472

    Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There was once a man who purchased some land from another. The purchaser found an earthenware utensil filled with gold buried in the ground. Hence he went to the seller and told him: ‘Take your gold, for I have purchased from you only the land and not the gold.’ The former owner replied: ‘Well! I have sold you the land together with whatever is in it.’
    Hence both the buyer and seller presented their case to a third person in order to resolve their dispute. He asked them: ‘Do you have any children?’ One of them replied: ‘I have a son.’ The other replied: ‘I have a daughter.’ The one presiding over their case then said: ‘Get the boy married to the girl. Spend some of this wealth in seeing to their needs and give the rest in charity.'”

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    Ulama e Haq:

    Khedive Ismail Pasha was appointed as the ruler over Egypt by the Ottoman Empire. During his reign, Egypt and Ethiopia were at war from 1874 to 1876. Due to the disunity that existed between the various commanders of the Egyptian army, Egypt suffered numerous defeats during this war, and was ultimately unsuccessful against Ethiopia.

    One day, Khedive Ismail felt depressed and overcome by anxiety on account of the defeats that Egypt was suffering. He thus mounted his conveyance and set out with his minister, Shareef Pasha, hoping to find a way to relieve his anxiety and dispel his worries. While they were out, he turned to Shareef Pasha and asked him, “When you have a serious problem that you need to solve, what do you do?” Shareef Pasha answered, “It is my habit that when I have a problem, I request the pious ‘Ulama to recite the kitaab, Saheeh Bukhaari, on my behalf. Through the blessings of this kitaab, Allah Ta‘ala assists me to solve my problem.” Khedive Ismail replied, “We will speak to the Shaikh of Al-Azhar and ask him to arrange for Saheeh Bukhaari to be recited.”

    Accordingly, Shaikh Aroosi, the Shaikh of Al-Azhar, gathered the pious ‘Ulama who began to recite Saheeh Bukhaari. However, news of the Egyptian army’s defeat continued to arrive. After some time, Khedive Ismail and Shareef Pasha went to the ‘Ulama where Khedive Ismail said to them in anger, “Either the kitaab that you are reciting is not Saheeh Bukhaari, or you are not the pious ‘Ulama that we think you to be, like the pious ‘Ulama of the past. Allah Ta‘ala has not assisted us in any way through you and your recitation!”

    On hearing this outburst, the gathering of ‘Ulama remained silent. However, an old ‘Aalim, seated in the last row of the gathering, spoke up and said, “It is your fault, Ismail, as Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has said,‘You will certainly command people towards righteousness and forbid them from evil, or Allah Ta‘ala will allow the evil among you to rule over you. Thereafter, when the pious among you will make du‘aa, it will not be accepted.’” When the old ‘Aalim said this, there was pin drop silence. After a few moments, Khedive Ismail and Shareef Pasha turned and left without uttering a word.

    As soon as they left, the other ‘Ulama began to reproach him for speaking against the ruler as they feared that he would be punished or killed. Mere moments later, Shareef Pasha returned and informed the old ‘Aalim that Khedive Ismail had summoned him. The other ‘Ulama were now convinced that the old ‘Aalim was departing to his death, and they thus began to bid him farewell.

    The old ‘Aalim accompanied Shareef Pasha to the palace of Khedive Ismail. On entering, they found Khedive Ismail in the hall with a chair before him. After seating the old ‘Aalim in the chair, Khedive Ismail said,“Repeat what you said to me earlier, in Al-Azhar.”When the old ‘Aalim repeated the hadeeth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and explained what it meant, Khedive Ismail asked, “What evils have we committed due to which this calamity has befallen us?” The old ‘Aalim replied,“Have the mixed courts (courts with jurisdiction over residents of foreign nationality) not begun to pass laws permitting interest and usury? Has adultery and fornication not been allowed? Has wine and alcohol not been legalised?”In this manner, the old ‘Aalim continued citing many more examples of evils and sins that were undeniable realities. He then concluded saying, “When this is our lamentable condition, how can we expect to receive the assistance of Allah Ta‘ala?”

    After hearing him out, Khedive Ismail exclaimed,“What can we do? We cannot help it! There are non-Muslims living here with us and we need to appease them!”The old ‘Aalim responded, “In that case, what is the fault of Saheeh Bukhaari, and what can the ‘Ulama do to help you? (i.e. when you wish to compromise Deen to appease the kuffaar, then you should not blame Saheeh Bukhaari and should not expect the du‘aa of the ‘Ulama to avail you, as you have caused yourself to be deprived of the assistance of Allah Ta‘ala).”

    Khedive Ismail lowered his head and pondered over the profound words of the old ‘Aalim for some time. Eventually, he raised his head and submitted,“You are right and you have spoken the truth.”Saying this, he allowed the old ‘Aalim to return to Al-Azhar where he was received by the other ‘Ulama who were joyous over his safe return.

    (Min Akhlaaqil ‘Ulama pgs. 97)

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    There was once a man who was in a state of poverty. One day, he left home with some yarn and sold it for one dirham (silver coin), hoping to purchase flour. Coincidentally, he thereafter passed by two men who were fighting with one another and shouting. On enquiring the reason for their quarrel, he was informed that they were fighting over a dirham. In order to end their dispute and create peace between them, he gave them his dirham – even though it was the only money that he possessed.

    The man then returned home and informed his wife of what had transpired. As they were in poverty and required food, she gathered some of their household items and handed them to her husband so that he could sell them and raise some money to buy their needs. Unfortunately, despite his efforts, he was unable to sell the goods.

    After some time he met a man who had a fish that had begun to spoil. On seeing him, the man said, “You have goods which you cannot sell, and I have something which I cannot sell. Why do you not then sell me your goods in exchange of this fish?” The man agreed and they thus swapped the fish for the goods.

    He then went home and handed the fish to his wife saying, “Please clean and prepare this fish, as we are dying of hunger!” Suddenly, while cleaning the fish, she slit its belly and discovered a pearl inside! She turned to her husband and said, “Something has emerged from the belly of the fish. It is smaller than a chicken’s egg and resembles a pigeon’s egg.”

    The husband asked her to show it to him. When he looked at the item, he saw something that he had never before seen in his life. He was seized by excitement and exclaimed, “I think that it’s a pearl!” His wife asked him, “Do you know the value of a pearl?” He replied, “No, but I know a person who does.” Saying this, the husband took the pearl and went to one of his friends who was a jeweller by trade.

    When he arrived at the shop of his friend, he greeted him with salaam and sat to speak to him. He then handed the pearl to him and asked, “How much is this worth?” After examining the pearl for a lengthy period, his friend said, “I can give you forty thousand dirhams (silver coins) for this pearl. If you wish, I can give you the money immediately. However, if you want a higher price, you can go to so-and-so, as he will pay you even more for this pearl.”

    The man accepted his friend’s advice and went to the second person. When he saw the pearl, he said, “I can pay you eighty thousand dirhams for this pearl, but if you wish, you can go to so-and-so, as he can pay you more than I can.”

    The man thus proceeded to the third person who examined the pearl and said, “I can pay you one hundred and twenty thousand dirhams, and I do not know of anyone who will pay you more than this.”

    The man happily accepted the offer and returned. His money, which was in twelve piles of ten thousand dirhams each, was carried along with him to his home. As he arrived at home with the money, he found a beggar at the door. He told the beggar what had transpired and how he had acquired the wealth and bade him to come inside. When the beggar had entered, the man said to him, “Take half of this wealth.”

    The beggar took six of the piles, equalling sixty thousand dirhams, and departed. However, after going a short distance, he returned and said, “I am neither in poverty nor am I destitute. Allah Ta‘ala, who gave you twenty qeeraat in exchange of the one dirham that you spent, sent me to you. All this money that Allah Ta‘ala has given you is only one of the twenty qeeraat, and Allah Ta‘ala has kept the other nineteen qeeraat in store for you in the Hereafter.”

    (Al-Faraj ba’dash Shiddah vol. 3, pg. 238)

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    Hadhrat Salman Farsi (may Allah be pleased with him) went outside of Madain and with him was a guest. Deers were running and birds were flying through the forest. He said, “Out of you one deer and one bird, come to me! Because a guest has come to me, who I have to entertain.” Both came and the person uttered ‘Subhan’Allah!’ Hadhrat Salman (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “Are you suprised at this? Have you ever seen a person obeying Allah Ta’ala and then anything is disobeying him?“

    Jamaal al-Awliya, pg. 55

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    Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) went to school in his hometown, Barlah, and then moved onto Aligarh to continue with his education. He completed up to grade six. He always excelled in his class and would very often take the first position. However since his heart was not inclined towards worldly education, his father then took him out of school and engaged him in Deeni ta’leem.

    Even whilst he was in school, he was extremely punctual in performing his salaah with jamaat. Once Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned, “Our school would terminate at 12:30 pm. Near our school was a small musjid. Daily I would go to the musjid after school and perform my Zuhr Salaah with jamaat.”

    ( Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 12)

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    Ubayd ibn Ameer Al-Makkee )رضي الله عنه( was among the senior tabiyeen and was a great scholar and judge in Makkah. Once he went through an extreme test when a beautiful woman tried to entice him by her beauty but by the mercy of Allah ‏he failed her to get her desire fulfilled, besides, he turned her into a decent and righteous woman.

    Allama Ibnul Qayyim ‎رضي الله عنه reported from Abul Faraj and others in his book Roudhatul Muhibbeen wa Nuzhatul Mushtaaqeen -pg. 345:

    There used to be a beautiful, gorgeous and married woman in Makkah.

    One day she looked at herself in the mirror and said to her husband “Do you think there is anyone who can look at this face and not be enticed by it?” He answered, “Yes”. She enquired as to who it could be. He said, “Ubayd bin Ameer”. She asked him, “Grant me permission so that I may go entice him”. He gave her permission.

    The woman approached the judge on the pretext of asking him for a fatwa. Therefore, he went with her to a part of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and sat in privacy with her. Then she uncovered her face; it looked like half of a moon.

    He promptly said to her, “O slave of Allah! Fear Allah and cover your face”. She said, “I am captivated by you so let me get my desire fulfilled”.

    The judge responded saying, “I am going to ask you a few questions if you answer them truly then I will think about your issue”.

    He asked, “If the angel of death is capturing your soul would you like to get your desire fulfilled?” “By Allah, no”, she replied. He said, “You are right”.

    “When you are being buried in the grave and are being questioned by the angels would you like to have your desire carried out?” She replied, “By Allah, no”. He said, “You are true”.

    “When people are being handed over their deeds to and you don’t know which hand your deeds will be handed over to would you like to get your desire accomplished?” She replied, “By Allah, no”. He said, “You are right”.

    “When you are passing over the siraat )It is a bridge that will be set up over Hell( and you don’t know if you would pass over it or fall down into hell, would you be happy to have your desire carried out?” She replied, “By Allah, no”. He said, “You are right”.

    “When the balance is being placed and you don’t know that your balance would be heavy or light, would you want me to carry out your desire?” She replied, “By Allah, no”. He said, “You are true”.

    “When you are standing before Allah ‏for questioning, would you like to have your desire accomplished? She replied, “By Allah, no”. He said, “You are right”. He further added, “O’ my sister, fear Allah who blessed you with His favours and bounties”.

    When the woman returned to her house, her husband asked her what had happened. She replied, “you are useless and we too”. Thereafter, she occupied herself with Sawn and Salaah and acts of worship, so much so that her husband used to say, “What wrong have I done to Ubayd ibn Umair? He spoiled my wife; she used to be a bride every night but he has turned her into a worshipper and obedient to Allah ‏

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    Fadhlul Haq, who was the minister of Bengal and Calcutta on behalf of the Muslim League, once needed to travel from Delhi to Calcutta. To make the journey, he decided to buy a first-class train ticket

    After boarding the train, he asked his attendant “Where is my Quraan Majeed? Is it aboard the train?” The attendant replied, “All the luggage has not yet been loaded into the carriage, and the box in which we packed the Quraan Majeed still needs to be loaded. I will bring it immediately.” When he heard this, Fadhlul Haq immediately said, “I have told you, on multiple occasions, to ensure that the Quraan Majeed comes into the carriage first. Unload whatever luggage has already been loaded, we will take the next train and ensure that the Quraan Majeed goes into the carriage first.” Saying this, Fadhlul Haq exited the carriage and left the train.

    On seeing Fadhlul Haq exit the carriage, some Hindus who were already seated inside began to laugh in mockery and said, “How strange! He left the train because his Quraan did not come first!”

    Later on as the train Fadhlul Haq had abandoned neared Calcutta, the entire first-class carriage exploded. It turned out that some Hindus who were the enemies of Fadhlul Haq, had planted a bomb under the first-class carriage in the hope of killing him. When the carriage exploded, most of the people in it were killed and the few survivors were critically injured. On learning of the fate of the first-class carriage which he had abandoned, Fadhlul Haq said, “The Hindus wish to kill me. They should bear in mind that the Quraan Majeed always remains with me and nothing can thus harm me.”

    The few Hindus who survived the explosion later on wrote in an article, “When Fadhlul Haq exited the carriage, we were initially laughing. However, we now know that he was fortunate to have exited and we know that the Quraan Majeed saved him.”

    (Quraan ke Hayrat Angez Waaqi‘aat pg. 322)

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    In Al-Fawaaid Ad-daraaree, Al-Ajloonee related that Imam Bukhaaree (may Allah have mercy on him) once travelled by boat on a journey to seek out knowledge and that he had taken with him one-thousand dinars. One of his fellow travelers ingratiated himself with Imam Bukharee, outwadly showing him love and admiration. During the sea-voyage, the man often made it a point to sit in his company. On long journeys, friendships develop faster than normal, and during the course of the time they spent together, Imam Bukhaaree informed the man that he had one-thousand dinars with him.

    The morning after Imam Bukharee spoke about the money, the man woke up and began to cry, scream, rip his clothing apart, and slap his own face, as if he had just been afflicted with a great loss. His fellow shipmates asked him what was wrong, and he refused to answer at first, as if he was still in a state of shock and could not bring himself to speak about his situation. After they continually insisted that he tell them what the matter was with him, he finally said, “I had a bag that contained one-thousand dinars, and I lost it.”

    The crewmen who were incharge of the ship began to search the passengers. One by one everyone was being searched, and upon realizing what was happening, Imam Bukharee, making sure that no one was looking, threw his bag of money over the side of the ship. When it was his turn to be searched, nothing was found. When the entire ship and all of its passengers were searched, and when no bag of money was found, those in authority on the ship went back to the man who had made up the story and chastised him for making a false claim and for putting them through so much trouble. As soon as the ship finally reached shore, the passengers began to disembark; meanwhile, Imam Bukhaaree’s old friend went to him and asked him what he had done with the bag of money.

    “I threw it into the sea,” Imam Bukhaaree matter-of-factly replied.

    “And you are patiently accepting the fact that you have just lost such a huge sum of money?” the man asked in bewilderment.

    “O ignorant one,” Imam Bukhaaree said,
    “Do you not know that I have spent my entire life gathering the Ahadeeth of the Messenger (Sallalaahu alaihi wa Sallam) and that the world now acknowledges my trustworthiness. Would it then have been befitting for me to subject myself to the accusation of theft? And shall I lose the precious pearl (i.e my knowledge and achievements as a scholar) that I have earned over a lifetime over a limited number of dinars?”

    Refer Al-Fawaaid Ad-Daraaree As-Sujloonee, and to Seerathul Bukhaaree by Al-Mubaarakpooree
    Source: The Boigraphy of Imaam Bukhaaree (May Allah have mercy on him), published by dar-us-salam. pg 143-144

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    Imam Ahmad rh recorded that Abu Hurayrah RA said,

    “A man and his wife from an earlier generation were poor. Once when the man came back from a journey, he went to his wife saying to her, while feeling hunger and fatigued, `Do you have anything to eat’ She said, `Yes, receive the good news of Allah’s provisions.’ He again said to her, `If you have anything to eat, bring it to me.’ She said, `Wait a little longer.’ She was awaiting Allah’s mercy. When the matter was prolonged, he said to her, `Get up and bring me whatever you have to eat, because I am real hungry and fatigued.’ She said, `I will. Soon I will open the oven’s cover, so do not be hasty.’ When he was busy and refrained from insisting for a while, she said to herself, `I should look in my oven.’ So she got up and looked in her oven and found it full of the meat of a lamb, and her mortar and pestle was full of seed grains; it was crushing the seeds on its own. So, she took out what was in the mortar and pestle, after shaking it to remove everything from inside, and also took the meat out that she found in the oven.”

    Abu Hurayrah RA added, “By He in Whose Hand is the life of Abu Al-Qasim (Prophet Muhammad s.a.w)! This is the same statement that Muhammad s.a.w said, (Had she taken out what was in her mortar and not emptied it fully by shaking it, it would have continued crushing the seeds until the Day of Resurrection.)”
    https://abdurrahman.org/2014/01/29/s...0%2C2342545214

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    “Or like the one who passed by a town in ruin up to its roofs. He said: “How will Allah ever bring it to life after its death” So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him up (again). He said: “How long did you remain (dead)” He (the man) said: “(Perhaps) I remained (dead) a day or part of a day.” He said: “Nay, you have remained (dead) for a hundred years, look at your food and your drink, they show no change; and look at your donkey! And thus We have made of you a sign for the people. Look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh.” When this was clearly shown to him, he said, “I know (now) that Allah is able to do all things.”(Qur’an 2.259)

    Allah’s statement,
    (Have you not looked at him who disputed with Ibrahim about his Lord) means, “Have you seen anyone like the person who disputed with Ibrahim about his Lord” Then, Allah connected the Ayah,

    (Or like the one who passed by a town in ruin up to its roofs)to the Ayah above by using `or’.

    Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Ali bin Abi Talib said that the Ayah (2:259) meant `Uzayr. Ibn Jarir also reported it, and this explanation was also reported by Ibn Jarir and Ibn Abi Hatim from Ibn `Abbas, Al-Hasan, Qatadah, As-Suddi and Sulayman bin Buraydah.
    Mujahid bin Jabr said that the Ayah refers to a man from the Children of Israel, and the village was Jerusalem, after Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it and killed its people.

    (in ruin) means, it became empty of people. Allah’s statement,
    (up to its roofs) indicates that the roofs and walls (of the village) fell to the ground. `Uzayr stood contemplating about what had happened to that city, after a great civilization used to inhabit it. He said,

    (Oh! How will Allah ever bring it to life after its death) because of the utter destruction he saw and the implausibility of its returning to what it used to be. Allah said,
    (So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him up (again).)

    The city was rebuilt seventy years after the man (`Uzayr) died, and its inhabitants increased and the Children of Israel moved back to it.When Allah resurrected `Uzayr after he died, the first organ that He resurrected were his eyes, so that he could witness what Allah does with him, how He brings life back to his body.When his resurrection was complete, Allah said to him, meaning through the angel,

    (“How long did you remain (dead)” He (the man) said: “(Perhaps) I remained (dead) a day or part of a day.”)

    The scholars said that since the man died in the early part of the day and Allah resurrected him in the latter part of the day, when he saw that the sun was still apparent, he thought that it was the sun of that very day. He said,

    (“Or part of a day. ” He said: “Nay, you have remained (dead) for a hundred years, look at your food and your drink, they show no change.”)

    He had grapes, figs and juice, and he found them as he left them; neither did the juice spoil nor the figs become bitter nor the grapes rot.

    (And look at your donkey!),“How Allah brings it back to life while you are watching.”

    (And thus We have made of you a sign for the people)that Resurrection occurs.

    (Look at the bones, how We Nunshizuha) meaning, collect them and put them back together. In his Mustadrak, Al-Hakim, recorded that Kharijah bin Zayd bin Thabit said that his father said that the Messenger of Allah read this Ayah,

    (how We Nunshizuha.) Al-Hakim said; “Its chain is Sahih and they (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) did not record it.” The Ayah was also read,
    (نُنْشِرُهَا)
    “Nunshiruha” meaning, bring them back to life, as Mujahid stated.
    (And clothe them with flesh. )

    As-Suddi said, ”`Uzayr observed the bones of his donkey, which were scattered all around him to his right and left, and Allah sent a wind that collected the bones from all over the area. Allah then brought every bone to its place, until they formed a full donkey made of fleshless bones. Allah then covered these bones with flesh, nerves, veins and skin. Allah sent an angel who blew life in the donkeys’ nostrils, and the donkey started to bray by Allah’s leave.” All this occurred while `Uzayr was watching, and this is when he proclaimed,

    (He said, “I know (now) that Allah is able to do all things,”)meaning, “I know that, and I did witness it with my own eyes. Therefore, I am the most knowledgeable in this matter among the people of my time.”

    Source: Tafseer Ibn Kathir, Surah Baqarah, Ayah 259

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    A burglar scaled the wall of Maalik Bin Dinar's house one night and easily managed to get inside. Once inside the house, the thief was disappointed to see nothing worth stealing. Maalik was busy performing prayer. Realizing he was not alone, he quickly ended his prayer and turned around to face the thief.

    Without showing any signs of shock or scare, Maalik calmly extended greetings of peace and said, "My brother, may Allah forgive you. You entered my home and found nothing worth taking, yet I do not want you to leave without taking away some benefit."

    He went in another room and came back with a jug full of water. He looked into the eyes of the burglar and said,

    "Make ablution and perform two units of prayer, for if you do so, you will leave my home with a greater treasure than you had initially sought."

    Humbled by Maalik's manners and words, the thief said, "Yes, that is a generous offer indeed."

    After making ablution and performing two units of prayer, the burglar said, "O Maalik, would you mind if I stayed for a while, for I want to stay to perform two more units of prayer?"

    Maalik said, "Stay for whatever amount of prayer Allah decrees for you to perform now."

    The thief ended up spending the entire night at Maalik's house. He continued to pray until morning. Then Maalik said, "Leave now and be good."

    But instead of leaving, the thief said, "Would you mind if I stayed here with you today, for I have made an intention to fast?"
    "Stay as long as you wish," Maalik said.

    The burglar ended up staying for a number of days, praying during the late hours of each night and fasting in the day. When he finally decided to leave, the burglar said, "O Maalik, I have made a firm resolve to repent for my sins and for my former way of life."
    Maalik said, "That is in the Hand of Allah."

    The man did mend his ways and began to lead a life of righteousness and obedience to Allah. Later on, he came across another burglar who asked him, "Have you found your treasure yet?"
    He replied, "My brother, what I found is Maalik Bin Dinar. I went to steal from him, but it was he who ended up stealing my heart. I have indeed repented to Allah, and I will remain at the door (of His Mercy and Forgiveness) until I achieve what his obedient, loving slaves have achieved."

    [Al-Mawaa'idh wal-Majaalis: 85]

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    A story mentioned by Hadhrat Maulana Adam Sahib DB:Hadrat Luqman very pious slave. One day, his master ordered him to slaughter a goat and to bring him the best parts from it. Luqman brought him the tongue and heart. The master asked: “Didn’t you find anything more pleasant than these?” Hadrat Luqman said: “No!” After a while, the master ordered him to slaughter a goat and to bring the most malignant and dirty parts. Hadrat Luqman slaughtered the goat and brought the tongue and heart. The master was confused and exclaimed: “I ordered you to bring me the best parts and you brought me the tongue and heart, and I ordered you to bring the most malignant parts and you brought the tongue and heart again, how can this be?” Hadrat Luqman replied: “Nothing can be more pleasing than these if they are good and nothing can be more malicious than these if they are malignant.”
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    Sultan Sikandar Lodhi (died 923H,1561 AD) was faced with an issue that many Hindus of Delhi participated in the group bath at Kurukshetra fair.. they used to come in great numbers and a religious fair was observed..People complained to Sikander Lodhi that an Islamic Sultanate should not have such customs.

    Sikandar Lodhi attempted to halt it, but before that he sought the counsel of Ulema... Malik al Ulema Hazrat Maulana Abdullah Ajodhani was also present in the meeting..

    All the ulema collectively hinted towards him saying that his opinion would be the final word and it shall be the decision of all of us... Sikandar Lodhi wished that Maulana Abdullah would give a ruling prohibiting the Fair..

    Maulana Abdullah inquired " What is this Kurukshetra..?"

    He replied that " it is a very big tank where Hindus from Delhi.. near and far gather for a bath.."

    Maulana asked " how old is this custom..?" and people replied " it is prevalent since olden times.."

    Maulana Abdullah gave a Fatwa saying

    " To destroy any old place of worship regardless of its religious affiliation, from an Islamic perspective, is Not permissible.."

    When Sikander Lodhi heard the decision being made against his wishes.. with hands gripping on his dagger he said..:

    "This Fatwa of yours is favorable to the Hindus.. I shall slay you first then destroy kurukshetra"

    Maulana Abdullah replied him with great courage and audacity:

    "No one dies without the orders of Allah سبحانه وتعالى .. Whenever I visit a tyrant.. i prepare myself for death beforehand.. you inquired me of a Shari'i injunction.. so I have informed you of .. if you have no concern for Shari'ah.. then what was the need to ask.."

    Hearing this firm response... Sikander remained mute.. after a while when his fury settled down and the meeting was dispersed.. he quipped at Maulana " Miyan Abdullah..! do keep meeting me.."

    ( Waqiat Mushtaq , P:61)

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    Hazrat Maulana Rafi'uddin sahab had migrated to Makkah Mukarramah.. he also passed away there.. he was aware of the Hadith that Nabi Kareem had made the Shaybi family custodians of the key to the Holy Kaaba.. that Even if (god forbid) all the families in Makkah were to be ruined.., the family of Shaybi shall last till the day of judgment..

    This was his faith.. Maulana had a strange plan..

    Truly, these buzurgs deserve praise..how far do they think..

    Maulana collected a Hamail Shareef (pocket edition of Holy Qur'an) and a sword... and wrote a letter to Imam Mahdi..:

    " Faqeer Rafi'uddin deobandi resides in Makkah Mu'azzamah and you are organizing for Jihad.. the Mujahideen are with you and shall get the same rewards as those of Badr.. This Hamail is presented by Rafi'uddin for your own self as a gift... and the sword may be given to a Mujahid that he would fight on my behalf and I shall get the reward of Mujahideen e Badr..."

    Taking the sword and Hamail he entrusted it with a Shaybi who was the Shaybi of that period.. and told him that till the advent of Mahdi this shall remain in Amanah ( in custody) with you..

    That you shall make this a will to pass on to your successor when death approaches..also pass the message that at the time of his death, he has to make the will that the Hamail and sword of "Rafi'uddin" shall continue in the family for generations.. till Imam Mahdi arises.. such that the Shaybi of that time would deliver both these presents of mine to Imam mahdi..

    ( Khutbaat Hakeem ul Islam )

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    Imam Zayn Al-Abidin, May Allah be well pleased him, looked after the poor people in the city of Madinah and took into account their feelings and their explanations of how they understood life as a whole. For example, when he would give the beggars some charity, he would kiss them in order to make them smile, so that he wouldn’t see the mark of abasement and need on their faces.”

    (Hilyatul-Awliyah – The Adorment of the Friends of Allah)

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    Abū Abdullāh al Hāris bin Asad al Muhāsabi rahmatullah alayh. He was born in Basra, known by the title of Al Muhāsabi because of his excessive accountability of self. His date of birth is unknown but his demise was in 243h. in Baghdād.

    Hāris al Muhāsabi rahmatullah alayh have a very profound and holistic manhaj (methodology) of tasawwuf. Judging from what he has written in his books on the topic, he was very particular about adaptation of Qur’ān, Sunnah, sayings and actions of the Sahaba radi allāhu anhum according to his knowledge and understanding. His books are apparently void of philosophical discussions onTasawuf, rather all his writing are directed toward rectification of one’s understanding (of dīn) and one’s actions; pondering over Allah Ta’āla and purification of one’s Nafs and its cleanliness from all the illnesses; and drawing oneself closer to Allah Taāla. In other words al Muhāsabi has only written or spoken of those things which involves ones actions.
    This is the true noble Sharai manhaj which should be adhered onto and will be rewarded inshā’Allah.

    – –
    Ibn Dhafar al Maghrabī mentions in his book, “Anbā’ Nujabā’ al Abnā’” that when Hāris al Muhāsabī was a young boy, he once passed by two children playing at the doorstep of a date merchant. Hāris stopped for a while to see the children playing. In the meantime the owner (date seller) came out of the house. He had some dates in his hand.

    He said to Hāris, “Eat these dates”.

    Hāris replied, “What is the matter with them?”

    The merchant said, “I had sold a Sā (1) of dried dates to a person and some fell from his merchandize.”

    Hāris asked, “Do you know the buyer?”

    “Yes” responded the merchant.
    Hāris then turned to the two boys playing and asked, “Is this old man (merchant) a Muslim?”

    They replied, “Yes”.

    So Hāris started walking and left him. The date merchant followed him until he grabbed hold of him and said, “Wallāh I will not lighten (the grasp) of my hand until you tell me what is in your heart for me!”

    So Hāris answered, “O Sheikh, if you are a Muslim then search for the owner of those dates so much so that your only focus is his search, like how you would search for water if you were extremely thirsty. O Sheikh, you feed the children of muslimīn with harām while you are a muslim?!”

    The old man said, “Wallah! I will never trade for worldly things.”
    – –
    Al Qushayrī says in Ar Risālah Pg. 15 and Ibn Khalkān in Al Wafayāt 1:126 and Ibn Hajr in Tahdhībut Tahdhīb 2:135 that Al Junaid (2) said that the day the father of al Hāris passed away, he had a need of adāniq(1/6thof adirham) while his father had left him 70,000 dirhams. Hāris al Muhāsabī did not take anything from it although he was entitled for it all. This was because his father was from among the Qadariyyah (3). Hāris al Muhāsabī thought it to be contrary to piety that he takes anything from his father’s inheritance.
    – –
    Some of the sayings of Hāris Al Muhāsabi are:

    “He who does not show gratitude to Allah upon His blessings has essentially made duā’for those blessings to be taken away from him.”

    “Whosoever will rectify hisBātin (hidden) through murāqabah and Ikhlās, Allah will beautify his Dhāhir (apparent) with Mujāhadah (struggle) and following of Sunnah.”

    “Whoever struggles towards his Bātin Allah will inherit him with goodness in his matters of Dhāhir, and whoever beautifies his matters of Dhāhir along with struggle towards his bātin, Allah will inherit him guidance towards it because Allah says “And those who struggle in our path We shall most definitely guide them towards our path, and verily Allah is with those who do good.”

    Adapted from Tarjumatul Mu’allif by Sheikh Abdul Fattāh Abu Ghuddah
    Risālatul Mustarshidīn lil Haris al Muhāsabī, Pg. 60
    Darul Islām
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