Saturday, 3 December 2016

When the Kuffar Tried to Steal the Body of the Prophet (s.a.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Sulthan Nur ad-Din Zanki (r.a.), the Kurdish mujahid and ruler of Aleppo and Damascus, and predecessor of Sulthan Swalah ad-Din al-Ayyubi (r.a.), saw a dream where the Prophet (s.a.w.) pointed to two men and said, “Save me from them.”

The next day, he rode out to Madina and sought out every single inhabitant by distributing charity.  When asked if all had attended, they informed to him, “Everyone, except these two wealthy men from the West.”  When he went to their residence, he found they had much money and they were indeed the same two men the Prophet (s.a.w.) had indicated in his dream.  After initial denials, the two confessed that they were not Muslim and were sent by Christian kings in Europe to remove the body of the Prophet (s.a.w.) from his grave; indeed, they had already dug a tunnel underground all the way to the sacred room where his body is interred.  Sulthan Nur ad-Din (r.a.) had them executed and then built a lead barrier around the graves in the sacred room, so that none would attempt such treachery thereafter.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri on the Threshhold of Loving the Prophet (s.a.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri said, “We have not even reached the required threshold for loving the Prophet (s.a.w.).  How can some suggest we are exceeding it?”

Imam Junayd al-Baghdadi (q.s.) on All Roads Being Blocked except One

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Junayd al-Baghdadi (q.s.) said, “All roads are blocked except to him who follows in the footsteps of the Messenger (s.a.w.).”

Imam ash-Shadzili (q.s.) on Adam (a.s.) & the Tree of Knowledge

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Abu al-Hasan ash-Shadzili (q.s.) said, “Had Adam known that he would later return to Paradise with 124,000 prophets as his progeny, including among them, the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (s.a.w.), he would have eaten the entire tree!”