Thursday, November 26, 2015

An Amazing Story ♡♡♡


AN AMAZING STORY ABOUT A WALIYILLAH ( SHEIKH MUHAMMAD MUTAWALI SHA'RAWI), AN EGYPTIAN SCHOLAR PAR EXCELLENCE, WHO HAD NO PEER DURING HIS TIME IN TERMS OF QURANIC INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS VIA THE LENS OF MODERN SCIENCE. IT IS ABOUT AN AMAZING DREAM INVOLVING HIM AND THE PROPHET(sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
Once upon a time, there was an Islamic conference(in Egypt) under the Chairmanship of one of the Sheikhs and religious scholars. And Sheikh Muhammad Mutawali Sha'rawi was invited to attend. He accepted the invitation to be a participant in the conference which lasted nearly a week.
As the sessions proceed, Sheikh Sha'rawi observed that the Chairman of the conference seemed to brag and boast about knowing much.
Then Imam Sha'arawi climbed on the podium and said: I am going to throw a question to you and i need an answer from you?
Question: Where did the remaining water that the Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was bathed with after he died went to?
The chairman and the entire audience were in total silence, reflecting on the answer. And he finally requested from Sheikh Sha'rawi to let him give an answer during tomorrow's session, insha Allah.
So the chairman went home and did nothing but engaged himself in searching, researching and reading books from his special liberary to answer that question which had silenced everyone in front of him.
The chairman of the conference searched thoroughly for an answer but could not find one, until he got tied and sleep over took him holding one of his books he was researching for an answer in his hand.
As he was asleep, there appeared to him the Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in a dream and behind him was a man holding a candle.
Then he went quickly to the Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and asked: O messenger of Allah, where did your bath water(after-death) went to?
And the Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) pointed to the holder of the candle to answer him. Then the holder of the candle said:
The bath water of the Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) had evaporated and ascended to the sky and fell back onto the earth in a form of rain. And at each spot of this rain on earth a masjid or mosque was built or will be built in the future(in other words, a mosque was built or will be built at all the spots that the bath water of the Prophet(after death) had drop in a form of rain).
The man suddendly woke up from his sleep in so much happiness, because he discovered the answer that will brighten his face at the conference tomorrow.
So on the following day, he went to the conference and waited for Sheikh Sha'arawi to ask the question, but he did not ask.
And at the tail end of the second day's session (after his dream), the chairman of the conference rose up and said to Sheikh Sha'rawi:You have asked a question yesterday and do you want to know the answer?
Then Sheikh Sha'rawi replied: And do you know the answer?
He said: Yes
Sheikh Sha'rawi said: Then where did the bath water of the Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam)go to?
The chairman said: The bath water of the Prophet(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) evaporated and ascended to the sky (as cloud) and dropped down in a form of rain. And each spot of each drop on earth would and will be a mosque.
Sheikh Sh'arawi then said: And how did you know the answer?
He said: The Prophet's (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) appeared to me in my sleep.
Sheikh Sha'arawi said: (No) rather, it was the holder of the candle who answered you.
And the chairman became so dumbfounded and flabbergasted and asked Sheikh Sha'rawi how he knew about that and he answered him which had really amazed the entire audience saying: Because i was the one holding the candle with Prophet(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
We ask you all to pray for Sheikh Muhammad Mutawali Sha'arawi for Allah's mercy.
The story was narrated by the chairman of the conference himself who had the dream.

Translated frm Arabic by:
Husseini Yushau BabalWaiz, New York

May Allah give us Allah - aameen bi hurmathi nabiyyil ameen sallallahu alaihi wasallam

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Aashiq Rasool Muhammad Amir Ahmed

Mohamed Amir Ahmed Khan was the Raja of Mahmudabad, one of the richest estates of the Awadh in what is now Uttar Pradesh. Born in 1914, Amir Ahmed succeeded his father as Raja in 1931. He was a deeply devout Muslim, an ascetic and, in his youth, a great idealist active in the All-India Muslim League. He formed the All-India Muslim Students Federation in 1937 and supported the Pakistan Movement. He was, however, adamantly against the creation of an independent state. Mohamed Ali Jinnah, who was a family friend, eventually won him over but he did not immigrate to Pakistan until 1957 and then he was almost immediately disillusioned by the country's political turmoil. He left Pakistan two years later to settle in Iraq and later in England, where he became the director of the Regent's Park Mosque, a position he held until his death in 1973.
An educator, activist, poet and politician, Amir Ahmed was, above all else, a man of God.
He made a spiritual visit (ziyara) to Al Madinah Al Munawwara to visit the mosque and resting place of the Messenger of Allah, may God bless him and give him peace. This was at a time when the Mosque of the Prophet was opened through the night. Amir Ahmed found his place in the Rawda and, after the night prayer, continued praying deep into the early hours of the morning. During one cycle of prayer he fell asleep in sajda, the act of prostration.
In sajda he had a dream. In the dream he remained in prostration but heard voices crying out, "He's coming! The Messenger of Allah is coming!" His heart leapt. He was struck with awe. He heard footsteps of a crowd approaching his prostrate figure. The crowd surrounded him. He remained fixed in sajda. The crowd parted and the Messenger of Allah stepped forward, may Allah bless him and give him peace. He stood over the Raja of Mahmudabad. "Amir Ahmed rise and greet me."
Amir Ahmed was convulsed with weeping, overwhelmed. "Oh Messenger of Allah". I can't rise. I am ashamed before you." The Messenger told the Raja to ask of him anything. Amir Ahmed replied, "O Messenger of Allah, I have longed to meet you and see your face all my life! And now I can't! I can't! For all my life I have been a ruler with people under my foot. And now all that I can ask of you is to be under your foot. Please grant me that." The Messenger of Allah laughed. He raised his sandaled foot above Amir Ahmed's prostrate head. He shook sand from his sandal into the Raja's hair. He laughed and withdrew.
When the Raja of Mahmudabad awoke from his dream, he found himself in the Rawda in sajda. His hair was full of sand.

May Allah give us Allah Aameen bi hurmathi nabiyyil ameen sallallahu alaihi wasallam