Tuesday, November 30, 2010
SELECTIONS FROM "AL-MALFOOZAAT" SHAREEF OF A'LA HAZRAT (RADI ALLAHU ANHU) PART-3
Q.17: How many people will a Hafiz-ul Quran help (intercede) on the Day of Qiyamah? I heard about ten persons of his family.
Ans: Yes, that is correct and on the Day of Qiyamah, a crown, which will light up the East to the West, will be placed on the head of Hufaaz parents. Intercession by a Shaheed (Martyr) will be 50 persons, Hajee 70 persons, and the Righteous Ulama - countless people so much so that those who had any contact with an Aalim of Deen will be privileged by his Shafa'at. Some will say that I gave him water for Wudhu, some will say that I did certain work for him, etc. These people will be judged accordingly and sent to Jannah (Paradise). The Judgement of the Ulema will be long over, but they will be held back and others will be going to Jannah. The Ulema will enquire as to why they are being held back from entering Jannah. Allah will reply: "On this Day, you are like the Angels to Me. Intercede, for by your intercession the Sunnis will be forgiven". It will be said to all the Righteous Sunni Ulama to intercede for all their students even though they may be as many as the stars in the sky.
Q.18: Is it true that all that is possible under the Power of Allah is created?
Ans: No. Infact there are numerous things under the Power of Allah to create that He did not create, e.g. it is possible for Allah to create a human whose height reaches the skies, but Almighty Allah did not create such a man.
Q.19: Which days are good to travel?
Ans: Wednesday, Saturday and Monday. It is stated in the Hadith Shareef that if a person departs before sunrise on a Saturday for travel, then I (Holy Prophet - sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) am his security. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) then states: "Alhamdulillah! My second trip for Hajj and my return were within these 3 days, and by the grace of Allah, I was born on a Saturday".
Q.20: A person is a Mureed of a certain Murshid who passed away a long time ago. Now, can this Mureed of the demised Shiekh became the disciple (Mureed) of another Shiekh?
Ans: It is forbidden to change the Bay'at for no specific valid Islamic reasons. Yes, it is permissible to renew one's Bay'at (Tajdeed). In fact, it is recommended to take Bay'at with another Murshid-e-Kaamil in the exalted Silsila of Qaderiyah without breaking ties with your Shiekh. Such Bay'at will not be regarded as a new one but a renewal of the old one. This is so because all Silsilas (Spiritual orders) leads to the main stream being the Silsila of Qaderiyah.
A'la Hadrat went on further: Once three Qalandars (certain type of Dervishes) humbled themselves in the illustrious presence of Shiekh-ul Mashaa'ikh, Sultan Nizamuddin Mehboob-e-Elahi (radi Allahu anhu). They requested for food so the Shiekh ordered the Khadim (servant) to give them whatever was present. When the Khadim presented the food, the Qalandars looked at the food, picked it up, threw it and demanded better food. Witnessing this attitude of the guests, the great Sheikh did not comment, but ordered the Khadim to present better food. The Khadim then got better food and presented it to the guests. They looked at the food, picked it up and threw it for the second time. They then demanded better food. The Noble Shiekh still kept calm and ordered for better food. Better food was presented for the third time and the Qalandars threw it away and still demanded better food. After the third time, Sheikh-ul Mashaa'ikh called the Qalandar close to him and spoke very softly in his ears: "At least this food is better than the dead ox you ate on your way to me".
When he heard this, the condition of the Qalandar changed. (On their way they were without food for three days and were starving. Eventually they came across a dead ox so they ate from it to survive). The Qalandars fell on the feet of great Shiekh and cried. Shiekh-ul Mashaa'ikh lifted them up and embraced them. They were spiritually blessed by the Sheikh. After this spiritual blessing, they started dancing in ecstasy saying: "My Murshid blessed me with Ne'mah". The disciples present there said to them: "You fool! You came here as a destitute. Whatever you received was from our Sheikh (Murshid) and not from your Murshid". They replied: "You are fools, because if it was not by the guidance of our Murshid, why would your Murshid bless us?" On hearing this, Khwaja Nizamuddin said: "They are speaking the truth. O my Brothers (disciples), if you want to learn how to become a Mureed, learn from these Qalandars".
Q.21: Can a person go to the toilet if he has Arabic writing on a piece of paper kept in his pocket?
Ans: Yes, if it is hidden in his pocket, but it is better and more advisable to remove them.
Q.22: Does speaking lies, backbiting or using vulgar language nullify one's Wudhu?
Ans: No, but it is Mustahab (desirable) to make fresh Wudhu. But if Salaah is performed with such Wudhu, that Salaah will be valid but not preferable (i.e. against Mustahab).
Q.23: Is there any wisdom in fixing dates of Urs of Awliya?
Ans: Yes, on the day of their Wisaal (passing away), their souls have greater concentration in the respected graves. Hence, this is the perfect time to derive the bounties of Rahmah from them.
Q.24: What is the comment on ladies using Miswaak?
Ans: It is the Sunnat of Ummul Mu'mineen, Sayyidah Ayesha Siddiqa (radi Allahu anha) for the women. There is no harm if they do not make Miswaak. Their teeth and gums, in comparison to men, are weaker. The use of the fingers, instead of Miswaak, will suffice for them.
Q.25: It is commanded in the Shari'ah to approach the grave from the leg-side. If the graves are very close to one another, how would this be possible?
Ans: Firstly, enter the graveyard in such a manner that you face the leg-side. From this position, so that none of the deceased will have the difficulty to turn or raise their heads to answer you, offer greetings to the deceased and make Esaale Sawaab for them. If you intend to visit a specific grave, take such a route that you approach the grave from the feet-side. Make sure that you do not have to jump over other Muslim graves to obtain this position, or else it is forbidden. The great Fuqaha (Jurists of Islam) have ruled that it is Haraam to cross or jump over Muslim graves.
Q.26: Students in schools, etc. win medals with embossed faces on it. Can this be worn in Salaah?
Ans: It is Makrooh-e-Tahreemi (close to Haraam) and if such medals are worn, Salaah will have to be repeated without wearing the medal.
Q.27: Why is Imam Abu Hanifa known as "Hanifa"?
Ans: "Haneef" means "pages." The illustrious Imam had a great love for writing, therefore he was called by that name.
Q.28: How is i It is proven from correct narrators that Sayyiduna Ghousal Azam Sheikh t to wear Khara'oon (wooden sandles)?
Ans:Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) wore Khara'oon after performing Wudhu.