Sunday, 21 May 2017

When Imam Ahmad as-Sirhindi (q.s.) was Imprisoned

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi (q.s.) was so famous that the scholars of external knowledge in his time became jealous of him.  They went to the ruler and told him, “He is saying things that are not accepted in the religion.”  They pushed the ruler until he put him in jail.  He stayed in jail for three years.

His son, Shaykh Sayyid (q.s.), said, “He was under very intense security in jail.  Guards surrounded his room on every side.  Yet every Friday, he would be seen in the big mosque.  No matter how much security he was under, he would disappear from prison and appear in the mosque.”  From this, they knew they could not put him behind bars and, therefore, they released him.

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