Mohabbat e Ahle Bait
A Few Incidents In Regards To The Glorification Of The Ahl-Ul-Bait
Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani la writes in ‘Isaabah’ that Sayyiduna Yahya Ibn Sa’eed narrated from Obaid Ibn Honain that Sayyiduna Imam Hasan Ibn Ali informed the narrator that he once approached Sayyiduna Omar Ibn Al-Khattab whilst he was seated on the Minbar and said to him after mounting the minbar,
– انزل عن منبر ابي واذهب الى منبر ابيك
“Descend from the pulpit of my father and go to the pulpit of your father.” Sayyiduna Omar replied,
لم يكن لابی منبر
“There was no Minbar that used to belong to my father.”
Sayyiduna Omar lifted Imam Hasan and seated him beside himself and Imam Hasan played with the
stones that were placed near Sayyiduna Omar. When Sayyiduna Omar descended from the pulpit, he took Sayyiduna Imam Hasan to his house. Sayyiduna Omar commented on how great it would be if Sayyiduna Imam Hasan would frequently visit his house. (Ash-Sharf-ul-Mu’abbad Page 93)
Imam Hussain Leben narrates that he once went to Sayyiduna Omar whilst Sayyiduna Omar was conversing with Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah in seclusion.
Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Omar رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ stood outside the door (i.e. he was wishing to enter). When Ibn Omar returned from the door, Sayyiduna Imam Hussain also decided to return. When Sayyiduna Omar رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ later met Sayyiduna Hussain test, Sayyiduna Omar asked Sayyiduna Hussain why he did not meet Sayyiduna Omar Sayyiduna Imam Hussain replied that he had come but when he saw that Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah was present and that the Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen was preoccupied, he
decided to return with Sayyiduna Ibn Omar رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ.
Sayyiduna Omar said to him, “You are more worthy than Ibn Omar as it is through your blessings that Allah has grown the hair on our heads.” (Barakaate-Aale Rasool Page 260)
Abul Farh Al-Asfahaani narrates from Obaidullah Ibn Omar Al-Qawaareeri who states that Yahya Ibn Sa’eed narrated from Sa’eed Ibn Abaan Al-Qurship and that Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Hasan رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ arrived in a gathering of Sayyiduna Omar Ibn Abdil Azeez.
At this time, Sayyiduna Abdullah ka was an adolescent and he had very long hair. Sayyiduna Omar Ibn Abdil Azeez seated Sayyiduna Abdullah on an elevated seat and attended to his needs. When Sayyiduna Abdullah departed, the people admonished Sayyiduna Omar Ibn Abdil Azeez and condemned him for
venerating an adolescent in this manner. Sayyiduna Omar Ibn Abdil Azeez replied that a more reliable person than himself (i.e. The Messenger of Allah) stated,
فاطمة بضعة مني يسرني ما يسرها
“Fatimah is flesh from within me, that thing delights me which delights her.”
Sayyiduna Omar Ibn Abdil Azeez explained how he was aware of the fact that Sayyidah Fatimah would surely be very pleased to see the manner in which he treated her son. (Barakaate-Aale Rasool Page 261)
Shaykh Muhyuddeen Ibn Al-Arabie writes in ‘Musaamiraat-ul-Akhyaar’ with the chain of transmission, a narration of Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Mubarak رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ that a few of the early scholars had a strong desire to perform Hajj. Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak states that he was once informed that a convoy of Hajjis had arrived in Baghdad.
Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ made the intention of performing the Hajj pilgrimage with them and gathered 500 Dinar in order to gather the necessities for the journey. As Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak was traveling towards the market, he met a woman who said to Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak, “May Allah have mercy on you,
I am a descendant of the Holy Prophet I do not have clothes and this is the fourth day since I last had food.”
This conversation had an impact upon the heart of Sayyiduna Ibe Mubarak and he gave the woman the 500 Dinar and told her to return home and deal with her necessities using the money.
Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak thanked Allah for giving him the opportunity to assist a descendant of the
and he returned home. As he had performed the Hajj on many previous occasions, he managed to control his desire to perform Hajj in that specific year.
When the Hajjis returned from the pilgrimage, Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak went to meet them and congratulate them. Whichever person Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak would approach and congratulate that person would reply, saying “May Allah also accept your Hajj”
which amazed him. When Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak went to sleep, he was blessed to see the Messenger of Allah who informed him that there was no need to be amazed by the congratulations being conveyed to him by his friends, as the Messenger te prayed for him due to the aid that he provided to a weak and
needy daughter of the beloved one.
As an answer to the prayer, Allah created an angel who was extremely similar in appearance to Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak who would perform Hajj on behalf of Sayyiduna Ibn Mubarak every year. (Barakaate- Aale Rasool Page 263)
Shaykh Al-Adwi narrates in his book “Mashaariq-ul-Anwaar’ from Ibn Jawzi’s Multaqat’ that an Alwi (a descendant of Sayyiduna Ali) was residing in Balkh who had a few daughters and a wife. Through the decree of the Almighty, the man passed away.
Due to the fear of people gloating upon her grief, she moved to Samarqand and she arrived there in extremely cold weather conditions. Leaving her daughters in a Masjid, the woman exited in search of food. She noticed that people were gathered around a man and when she asked the people about him she was informed that he was the leader of the city (mayor).
The woman approached the mayor and informed him of her situation. The mayor said to her, “Provide witnesses who can testify that you are an Alwi” and he did not pay particular attention to her. The
the woman began to return towards the Masjid when she noticed an old man who was surrounded by people in an elevated position.
The woman inquired about who he was and she received the reply that this man was a fire worshipper who was the custodian of the town. It occurred to the woman that he may be able to help her and therefore, she approached him and she narrated her story before him. She informed him of the Mayor’s unsatisfactory response and how her daughters were still awaiting her in a state of hunger and dehydration.
The custodian summoned his servant and told him to call his wife. The lady of the household arrived along with her maids and was told by her husband that she must accompany the woman to the Masjid and bring her daughters to the house of the custodian. The lady went to the Masjid and returned with the Alwi woman and her daughters.
The custodian provided them with separate accommodation and gave them beautiful clothes and he offered them many types of food.
In the middle of the night, the leader of the city (who had rejected the Sayyidah) saw a dream in which he saw that the day of judgment had dawned and the blessed flag of praise (Liwaa-ul-Hamd) was flying above the sacred head of Allah’s Messengers. The beloved of Allah is turned away from the leader of the city.
The leader inquired, “O Messenger of Allah, you are shunning me even though I am a Muslim.” The Messenger said to him,
راقم البينة عندي انك مسلم
“Provide evidence before me that you are a Muslim.”
The man was astonished by this. The Holy Prophet then asked him whether he recollected the words that he had used before the Alwi woman. A palace was shown to the leader and he was told that this belonged to the old man who had aided this woman.
When the leader of the city awoke from this dream, he was extremely distressed and he ordered his
workers to find the Alwi woman and he also set out in search of the woman. The leader became aware that the woman was residing in the house of a fire worshipper.
The leader went to the house and when it was ascertained that the woman was residing there, he asked the custodian of the town to send the woman to his house.
The old man said that this was impossible but the leader continued to insist and he offered to give the old man 1000 Dinar if he permitted the woman to go to his house. The Shaykh replied,
– لا والله ولا بمائة الف دينار
“By Allah no, not even for 100000 Dinar.” As the effort of persuasion increased, the custodian of the city said to the leader that the dream that was seen by the leader had also been seen by him. The palace in the dream in fact belonged to him and the
Sayyiduna Imam Hasan only reason why the leader was boastful in front of him was due to the old man
not being Muslim. The old man informed the leader that as soon as the Alwi woman entered his household, the entire family accepted Islam and the family gained blessings from this woman. The old man was blessed to see the Holy who said to him, Messenger
العلوية وانتم من أهل الجنة
ولاهلك بما فعلت .
– هذا القصر لك
“This palace is for you and your family due to your action with the Alwi woman. You are all dwellers of paradise.” (Barakaate-Aale Rasool Page 267)
Shaykh Abdul Wahaab Ash-Shi’raani la states that As-Sayyid Shareef mentioned an incident in the shrine of Sayyiduna Al-Khattaab is in which Kaashif-ul-Baheerah hit a descendant of the Prophet Muhase and thereafter, on the same night, he saw a dream in which the Messenger turned away from him.
Kaashif-ul-Baheerah asked the Messenger , “O Messenger of Allah is what is my sin?”
The Prophet said,
– تضربني وانا شفيعك
“You hit me whilst I am your intercessor on the day of judgment,” Kaashif-ul-Baheerah said that he could not remember where, he had hit the Messenger beloved ones asked,
– اما ضربت ولدى؟
“Did you not hit my son?” Kaashif-ul-Baheerah admitted that he had injured a descendant of the Messenger . The Hoty Prophet then said,
– ما وقعت ضربتك الا على ذراعي هذا
“Your strike afflicted me on this arm here.” The Messenger of Allah showed him the which there was inflammation and the swelling was similar to the swelling that occurs when a bumblebee stings someone. (Barakaate-Aale Rasool Page 268)
Allamah Al-Maqraizi det states that President Shamsuddeen Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Al-Omari told him that he was once in the court of Qadhi Jamaluddeen Mahmood Al-Ajami, who was the governor of Cairo.
Qadhi Jamaluddeen Mahmood went to the house of As-Sayyid Abdul Rahman At-Tabaatabi who was the
Mo’adhin. When the Qadhi sought permission to enter, As-Sayyid Abdul Rahman came out amazed as it was unusual to see the governor visiting his house.
As-Sayyid Abdul Rahman invited everyone into his home and all the delegation sat before him according to their respective statuses. When everyone became comfortable, the governor pleaded with As-Sayyid Abdul Rahman At-Tabaatabi to forgive him.
As-Sayyid Abdul Rahman asked what the bad deed that he should forgive was. The governor replied that during the previous night he visited the royal residence and sat before King Zaahir Al-Barqooq. After a while, As-Sayyid Abdul Rahman arrived and sat in a more elevated position than the governor which offended the governor who thought to himself, “Why has he sat in a higher position than me?” At night
when the governor slept, the Messenger of Allah arrived in his dream and said,
– يا محمود تانف ان تجلس تحت ولدي
“O Mahmood, you despise to sit below my son.”
Upon hearing these words, As- Sayyid Abdul Rahman began to cry as he said, “How am I such that the beloved of Allah should remember me?” The entire crowd began to cry and tears were flowing from everyone’s eyes. Everyone requested that As-Sayyid Abdul Rahman At-Tabaatabi should remember them in his prayers before departing from his house. (Barakaate-Aale Rasool Page 269)
Allamah Arshad-ul-Qadri wrote about the great Imam of Ahl-us-Sunnah, Ash-Shaykh Ahmad Ridha Khan Al-Qadri help ned that a palanquin had been placed outside the house of the great Shaykh. Many of his admirers were stood outside waiting to be blessed with viewing this great personality. After performing Wudhu, dressing in his clothes, and tying his Imamah, the Shaykh came out of his house with the dignified appearance that befits a scholar.
His face was enlightened with the light of piety and blessings. From his eyes, which remained awake throughout the night, the sanctity of the angels was flowing. The elegance of his countenance had created
an atmosphere of rapture which had awe-struck those present. It was like a candle
palanquin was shining in the midst of a crowd of moths. It was extremely difficult to reach the
palanquin. After the people had finished kissing the blessed Shaykh, the palanquin-
bearers lifted the palanquin and the journey began. The crowd was surrounding the
as it moved. After only a while passed since the journey began, Shaykh
Ahmad Ridha Khan de ordered that the palanquin be halted. As was the command
of A’laa Hadhrat tot, the palanquin was stopped and the accompanying crowd
also stopped. Anxiously, the Shaykh came out and called the palanquin-bearers to
come close to him. He asked them to truthfully let him know if any of them were
descendants of Allah’s beloved ones as he had felt some signs of Rasoolullah’s
proximity. He asked them to speak truthfully through the sake of the Beloved this
One of those present became pail when he heard this question of Shaykh Ahmad
Ridha . This man seemed to be shocked and worried. Uneasiness and distress
were apparent from this man’s limbs and it seemed as though his life had been
destroyed. After remaining silent for a while, the man said, “A worker is ordered to
do a job, he is not asked about his personal life. By asking through the sake of my
forefather, the beloved of Allah me, you have unveiled a lifelong secret which had
been well hidden. I am a withered flower from this blessed garden and your sense
of smell managed to grasp its fragrance. One cannot reject the blood that is flowing
through his veins and thus I do not deny being from the descendants of the Holy
Messenger tre but upon assessing my failed domestic life, I am ashamed to say that
I am a descendent of the belcved ones. I have been in this city of yours for a few
months and do not possess any skill with which I could earn a living. I established
a connection with these palanquin-bearers and thus daily I come and work with
them and earn an amount which is satisfactory for me to return to my family and
provide for their needs.” This conversation had not yet concluded when people
witnessed a historic moment when a great scholar, Shaykh Ahmad Ridha Khan Al-
Brelawi Les placed his turban at the feet of the Sayyid and the scholar was bitterly
weeping, “Respected master, please forgive my disrespect as I have committed this
mistake out of ignorance. The people whose blessed slippers are the best crowns
that could be placed on my head, I have ridden on the shoulder of one of them. How
unfortunate! If the Messenger asks me whether the delicate shoulders of his
descendants had been designed so that they could bear my weight, what reply will
I give. On that day if this happens, my respected love for the Messenger shall
be disgraced.” The eye-witnesses say that when the great Imam was pleading with
the Sayyid for forgiveness, it was almost like a lover who attempts with great effort
to gain reconciliation with his offended beloved. The people were watching this
manifestation of true love and faith with tearful eyes. Eventually, after the Sayyid
had repeatedly affirmed that he had forgiven him, Imamo Ahl-is-Sunnah dengan made
one final request, “Because in the path of love, loss of personal respectability is more
bearable than losing one’s flesh and limbs, therefore, the only way I can possibly
atone for my unknowingly committing this negligence is by lifting this palanquin
on my shoulders whilst you are seated therein.” The dashing of such great passion
shook the hearts of the people. The entire atmosphere was filled with trance as in spite
of attempting several times to reject Shaykh Ahmad Ridha Khan’s been request, the
Sayyid finally had to compromise in the face of such determined passion. How awe-
inspiring that scene must have been when the great Mujaddid raised the palanquin
and humbled himself for the beloved of Allah and a previously unknown Sayyid
(who seemed to have been a labourer before his secret was revealed). This was in
spite of possessing worldwide fame and unique capability as a scholar of Islam.
great manifestation of love and its splendour can melt stones. It opened the
eyes of those who were heedless and even the enemies had to accept that when this
was the state of love for the family of Rasoolullah within the heart of Imam
Ahmad Ridha Khan then how can it be possible to apprehend the immensity of
Imam Ahmad Ridha’s love for Rasoolullah tens? The just and broad minded people
do not find it hard to realise that the anger that Imam Ahmad Ridha ka possessed
against those who disrespected Rasoolullah that existed in Najd and other areas
such as Saharanpur, was based upon the truth and it was not a personal vendetta.
Imam Ahmad Ridha Khan ka, who was lost in the desert of love, could never be
lenient towards those who harm Islam as this fury was formed due to his immense
faith in Allah and His Rasool on and it is not something that was created from