Tuesday, February 21, 2012

AWAIS (OWAIS) QARNI













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.

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, 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 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.

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)."





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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

shaikh jilani and a priest

one day shaikh Jilani happened to meet Caliph while he was playing chess with the priest.Priest was about to make a move of one of pawn and Shaikh blinkered his eyes looking at him.When he opened his eyes Priest knew he was drowning in a river and shouted for help so that some one may help him from drowning.A young shepherd jumped to save him and when the shepherd touched his body to save him from the ordeal he felt he was naked and by the very same touch he was transformed into a girl.

He asked her as to from where she is and about her family .The girl stated she belongs to Baghdad, a far away place.He protected priest turned girl and eventually as she had no other connection with any one.As she had none to care they started family life and three children were born to her and the time was bidding! one day she was washing laundry in teh same river where miraculously she was trapped.some how she slipped again into the river and had to go the ordeal again.when she opened her eyes she felt as sitting across the chess table and pawn in his hand.Now Shaikh Jilani asked the priest,"Are you still in doubt?.Do you still disbelieve?" Priest was in doubt as to what had happened and he believed it was some thing unreal and was in a world of dream.The priest asked shaikh Jilan"what do you mean" Ghawth al -A'zam,Shaikh Jilani asked him ,"perhaps you would like to see your family?" There he opened the gate;there stood the shepherd and his family!it is narrated the priest along with about five thousand other Christians embraced Islam

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

VIRTUES OF DUROOD E PAK


ALLAHUMMA SALLE ALA SAYIDDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN NABI YIL UMMI WA ALA AALAYHI WA ASHAABAYHI WA BARIK WASALAM

This durood e pak is considered to be one of the most complete and beautiful duroods. It is short and can be recited in great abundance and has benefited a lot of people worldwide.

It takes hardly 15 mins to recite about 1000 times. The words in it have special spiritual significance, when you say 
“Allahumma” you start receiving benefits from the ocean of mercy, the words “NABI YIL UMMI” have been given great spiritual significance,as well as when you say “Wa barik Wa-Sallam” you start reciveing countless blessings and mercy. It has been said to be the most effective and has been the routine of many mashaikh, ulema, awliya and common people. Please go through the 73 benefits of durood and make it a routine to at least recite 100 times if not more. You will witness a great change in your life as have many other people who have recited this durood. Make it a routine to recite it during your free time, travelling on a bus, waiting for food in a resturant, there are many slots of time that are completely free in our daily life. And after you have experienced its benefits, please try to spread it as much as you can so that everyone around us can benefit from this great blessing.  
1. Allah Almighty recites Durood at least ten-times over;
2. Angels invoke Blessings and Salvation for him;
3. During the period that he recites Durood-e-Pak, the Angels continue praying for him;
4. Durood-e-Pak balances the sins committed;
5. It purifies one’s actions;
6. Durood-e-Pak itself prays to Allah Almighty for the salvation of its reciter;
7. Durood-e-Pak lifts its reciter to a higher strata of spirituality;
8. One carat thawab (recompense)- which equals the Uhad mountain- is credited in favour of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak;
9. The Reciter of Durood-e-Pak is granted thawab in large quantities;
10. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, assumes all responsibilities, in this world and the hereafter, of him who makes the recitation of Durood-e-Pak his routine;
11. The thawab of reciting Durood-e-Pak is greater than that of freeing slaves;
12. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak is absolved from all fears;
13. The Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, will himself bear testimony to the faith of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak;
14. Shifa’at (appeal of mercy and acquittal) from the Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, becomes incumbent for the reciter of Durood-e-Pak;
15. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak becomes entitled to the Mercy and Blessings of Allah ;
16. He gets immunity from the Wrath of Allah ;
17. It is branded on the forehead of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak that he is free from hypocrisy and
18. Free from Hell;
19. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak will be granted a place under the shade of Arsh-e-Ilahi on the Day of Judgement;
20. The virtues of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak will weigh heavy, and bear due credit, on the Scale(Meezan);
21. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak will be granted special consideration at the Hauz-e-Kauthar;
22. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak will be in immunity on the Day of Thirst;
23. He will go across the Pul-Sirat (The Bridge over Hell leading to the Paradise) quite conveniently and quickly;
24. He will be blessed with light on the Pul-Sirat;
25. He will see his abode in the Paradise prior to his death;
26. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak will be granted a large number of spouses in Paradise;
27. The blessing of Durood-e-Pak increases property and wealth;
28. Recitation of Durood-e-Pak is an act of worship
29. Allah Almighty holds it (the recitation of Durood-e-Pak) the dearest of all good actions;
30. Durood-e-Pak is the adorner of gatherings;
31. Durood-e-Pak removes adversity;
32. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak will be the closest to the Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, on the Day of Judgement;
33. Durood-e-Pak extends its blessings to its reciter and his progeny;
34. If recited to invoke mercy for someone, Durood-e-Pak would benefit him too;
35. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak is blessed with the proximity of Almighty Allah and His Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace. ;
36. By reciting Durood-e-Pak one gets victory over one’s enemies;
37. Durood-e-Pak removes the rust from its reciter’s heart;
38. People love the reciter of Durood-e-Pak;
39. Durood-e-Pak secures its reciter against backbiting;
40. The optimum blessing for the reciter of Durood-e-Pak is that he is blessed with the spiritual meeting (Ziyarat) of the Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace,; (Al-Qaul-ul-Badi; Page:101)
Jazb-ul-Quloob mentions the following benefits: -
41. By reciting Durood-e-Pak once, ten sins are forgiven, ten virtues are granted, the reciter’s status is raised by ten degrees, ten Divine Favours are bestowed on him;
42. The prayer of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak is granted;
43. The shoulder of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak will rub with that of the Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, at the gate of the Paradise (Jannah);
44. The reciter of Durood-e-Pak will be the first to be blessed with the company of the Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, ;
45. The Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, will assume responsibility for all the affairs of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak on the Day of Judgement;
46. Recitation of Durood-e-Pak purifies the heart;
47. Throes of death are eased upon the reciter of Durood-e-Pak;
48. The gathering, where Durood-e-Pak is recited, is surrounded by Angels of Mercy;
49. Recitation of Durood-e-Pak enhances one’s love for The Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace.
50. The Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, showers his love upon the reciter ofDurood-e-Pak;
51. On the Day of Judgement, The Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him & grant him peace, will shake hands with the reciter of Durood-e-Pak;
52. Angels love the reciter of Durood-e-Pak and;
53. Inscribe the Durood-e-Pak recited by him on silver leaves with gold pens;
54. Angels present the Durood-e-Pak recited by the reciter and submit thus: “O Prophet of Allah ! Such and such person son of such and such person has sent this present of his Durood-e-Pak to be submitted in Thy Court;”
55. If perchance the reciter of Durood-e-Pak commits some sin, the angels do not record it for three days. (Jazb-ul-Quloob; Page:253)
Allama Mufti Muhammad Ameen, the author of Aab-e-Kauthar presents these few other benefits from the adages of holy men:
56. Even the most despotic would bow his head before the reciter of Durood-e-Pak;
57. His house is never assailed by forces of evil;
58. Reciting Durood-e-Pak widens the Paradise for the reciter;
59. Durood-e-Pak entitles its reciter to be admitted to the enclave of Almighty Allah’s friends Awliya-e-Karaam;
60. It is the law of Nature that one who laughs in this world will weep in the life hereafter, and vice versa, he who weeps here will enjoy himself in the hereafter. He who enjoys luxuries here will find himself in trouble in the hereafter. But the reciter of Durood-e-Pak is a privileged person who enjoys his life to the utmost in this mortal world as well as in the hereafter;
61. Durood-e-Pak is the best of the Nafli Ibadaat (Supererogation);
62. A crown will be placed on the head of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak on the Day of Judgement;
63. Durood-e-Pak attracts every virtue and repels every vice;
64. Durood-e-Pak is the key to success;
65. Durood-e-Pak is a business wherein there is no loss or slump;
66. Durood-e-Pak is the primrose path to Heaven;
67. Durood-e-Pak wipes out the sins the way water extinguishes the fire;
68. Recital of Durood-e-Pak is the way to the fulfilment of ones desires;
69. Recital of Durood-e-Pak is the hallmark of Ahl as-Sunnah wa'l Jama’at;
70. The corpse of the reciter of Durood-e-Pak will be devoured neither by worms nor earth;
71. Durood-e-Pak is a nectar par excellence. Suppose you manage to get nectar and drink it, you may live for a thousand years or till the Doomsday, but this worldly life, this life of worry and a trophy, deceit and torture will ultimately come to an end whereas Durood-e-Pak is the nectar that will grant you a life that has no end. The figures, to count the years and centuries, will be exhausted but that eternal life will have no end, and again, this eternal life will be a total bliss;
72. Durood-e-Pak is the master-key (Isme-e-Azam) which fulfils all one’s requirements temporal as well as spiritual;
73. Today man is encompassed by troubles and worries. What is the cause, and what is the cure thereof? The cause is this that we have become slaves to our desires, and we have weakened our link with that exalted Being who is Almighty Allah’s Compassion for all humanity and for all times. The remedy for this malady is that we should strengthen our link with the Beloved Prophet, May Allah bless him and grant him peace. The more will we strengthen this link, the more will we be become immune from worries and problems. We can deliver ourselves from misfortunes and worries only through total submission at the feet of Him who is the centre of the universe. It would be appropriate to elaborate this point with an example of a grindstone which revolves on an axis and crunches the grain. The grains that fall away from the axis are crushed and those that remain close to the axis are spared. The Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, is the axis of the universe, whom Allah has Granted the title of “Compassion of the Worlds” In the Holy Quran. He who remains attached to his feet has no fear of the buffets of time. He will be at the mercy of the circumstances only when he will leave the axis. The only way to be immune from the miseries or misfortunes of time is to be close to the Holy feet of the Holy Prophet, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, and that is possible only through abundant recitation of Durood-e-Pak.


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