The Holy Qur’an on Divine Status of Auliya Allah
The style and expression of the Holy Qur’an is charged with wisdom, guidance
and exhortation. In the same exhorting style it addresses, on occasions, our dearest
and the most adorable Holy Prophet (SAW), and these exhortations contain implied instructions
for the whole Ummah. In the following verse of the Holy Qur’an Allah goads his most
kind and beloved Messenger:
(O’my servant), stand fast in
the companionship of those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His
pleasure and satisfaction (by accomplishing His plans) and let not your eyes (your
affectionate and kind care) pass beyond them. Do you pursue adornments of worldly
life (turning away from the indigent)? Nor follow any whose heart We have made heedless
of Our remembrance (neglectful of Allah’s commands), the one who follows his own
lusts and who has gone beyond all bounds (whose ways are unbridled).
Allah Almighty has enjoined the whole Muslim Ummah, through His divine “bond”
with the beloved Messenger (SAW), to continue tenaciously and with utter involvement
the companionship of those who enjoy the ecstasy of calling on Allah the Sustainer.
Morning and evening they spend every moment conscious of their spiritual contact
with Allah and accomplish His plans in the world. Doing all chores of life, they
need nothing except pleasure and satisfaction Allah Seeking His proximity, they
long only for ‘union’ with Him and pass away in the same state. They are the Auliya
Allah, His companions. ‘Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Allah
They call on Allah and Allah calls on them’. Their dignity lies in the fact that
those Muslims, who seek spiritual contact with Allah, are required to join the pious
and pure company of Allah’s companions. This is the spiritual world. They are spiritually
so intimate to the Creator that we are exhorted to establish a contact with them.
Maulana Room has also emphasized:
The desirous of Allah’s company
must sit with Allah’s friends.
The glimpses from spiritual life of Auliya Allah have already depicted this spiritual
contact with Allah. The Islamic history is replete with anecdotes of Allah’s friends
and their disciples. These episodes are authentic and irrefutable records of the
wonders of Islamic spiritualism manifested through routine activities of the saints
and their dedicated followers.
Ghous-e-Azam Syedana Abdul Qader Jilani Hadrat Khwaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishti Ajmairi,
Hadrat Baha-ud-Din Zakria Multani, Hadrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam and Hadrat Data Ganj
Bakhsh (RTA), were those few who attained Allah’s proximity and achieved His bliss.
The above-quoted verse of the Holy Qur’an commands us to join the company of such
spiritually elevated Auliya Allah and feed on their spiritual charity and benevolence.
Their companionship would ‘systematically’ lead us to Allah’s companionship and
win us His favours. They are not ambitious of paradise, position or fame. Nor do
they long for ‘noble spouses matching in age, specially created for Allah’s friends
in reward of their noble deeds.’ The sole incentive that keeps them awake is the
chance for a glimpse of Allah’s face. The Qur’an enjoins those who seek Allah’s
sight to perpetually glance at the face of ‘His Friends’. Allah has also commanded
to stay away from those who have neglected Allah’s remembrance:
Do not follow him whose heart
We have made heedless to Our remembrance.
And in Chapter An‘am:
So, do not (ever) continue to
sit with the trespassers after you recollect.
These verses adequately elaborate the main thought that we have to keep away
from the company of those who can drag us away from Allah This is obligatory to
persist with the companionship of those who are in contact with Allah in order to
acquire Allah’s love and affection. For that, absolute abandonment of worldly ambitions
is a pre-requisite. Pious company makes you while the evil one breaks you.
Why Companionship of Allah’s Friends?
Instead of detaching oneself from reality around, drunken with private meditation
and calling “Allah, Allah” in isolation, why shouldn’t we join the company of Allah’s
Friends complying with the divine instructions? According to Islamic Shariah code,
what is the significance of getting into the spiritual “channel” swearing fealty
and allegiance placing hand on hand, and establishing affiliation with the “Auliya
Allah ”? Why shouldn’t we establish a direct bond with Allah and why to have a go-between?
Why to have the link of His ‘devotee’ in between whereas eventually we aspire only
for closeness to Allah Almighty ?
These inquiries bear significance for two reasons. Firstly, the spiritual thought
and spiritualism is tapering off gradually. ‘The supremacy of mind over matter’
is a phrase people do use more often than not. But, ‘the supremacy of the spiritual
over the material’ is not commonly appreciated. Materialism and materialistic thinking
with empirical education is predominating religious education and even the highly
educated and learned people examine and scrutinize Islam against materialistic criteria.
Instead of tailoring their worldly affairs according to the Islamic concept of life,
they attempt to fit Islamic teachings into the frame of their material interests.
Such a worldly wisdom suspends the belief that the spiritual values of life are
the greatest factor in the estimate of ‘reality’. It replaces generosity with selfishness
and munificence with pride in possession. The materialist becomes myopic to the
fact that the material is ephemeral and relative and the spiritual is eternal and
absolute. He fails to comprehend how through all the fire of persecution Ibrahim
(D) remained unhurt, how the inanimate world gets under spiritual command and how
stones turn into emeralds when touched by Dhun-Noon. The miracles of spiritual might
(mo’ojizat) are beyond his dimensioned wisdom.
Secondly, in our age, inactivity is coupled with corrupted creeds. In religious
circles, the pseudo monotheists deny the spiritual greatness and dignity of the
Auliya and regard their teachings as ‘perverse innovations and atheistic pile of
sayings’. These so-called religious intellectuals do not award any status to spiritual
systems in Shariah. Nor do they regard it of any historical and religious significance.
The damage they have done is beyond estimate. People have lost the right path; they
are deprived of the only chance, before death, of self-purification during their
stay on earth. They are inert and inactive towards their life hereafter. Who will
reconstruct them into pious souls that Allah so earnestly desires them to become?
Only the Auliya Allah bring about the spiritual arrangement for such a rebuilt and
reformation of our personalities. Unfortunately, however, people are being pulled
and dragged away from teachings of Allah’s Companions, their divine affiliation
and ‘spiritual channels’. The number of people is increasing who question the legitimacy
of considering spiritual personalities and mystics as linking channel between Allah
and His ‘devotees’. This controversy is confusing the mind of the common man.
However, when we turn to the Holy Qur’an for guidance on this issue, we are enlightened
that Allah has declared His “Friends” (Aulia) as a go-between arrangement to lead
his servants to purification, fruition of their virtues and ultimate emancipation.
This is the basic principle even of all professional training as well as general
education that the experienced and the experts impart on the job training (OJT)
to the novice who gradually and with dedicated efforts acquire skills and learn
and one day become experts themselves.
The spiritual bond with Allah is not a man-made ‘channel’. It is beyond man’s
capacity to bring about such arrangements. This is Allah’s divine Will that His
Friends are inevitable for spiritual uplift of common man. This is what the Qur’anic
Stand fast in the companionship
of those (friends of Allah).
Affiliation and intimacy with them is mandatory to ensure access to Allah. Once
the bond of companionship is established they win us Allah’s nearness.
A Divine Rule since the Creation of Universe
Allah Almighty appointed His Messengers to convey the massage of His Oneness
to humanity. These Apostles accomplished this divine task from Adam (D) to Allah’s
last Messenger (SAW). This has been the divine practice since the creation of the
universe that Allah communicates His message to His creatures through the ‘divine
medium’ of his Messengers. During their worldly term, He made them an intermediary
between Him and His creatures. After the cessation of Prophets’ channel, the divine
duty of keeping His servants from evil has been assigned to His Friends – the Companions
of Allah’s Messenger (SAW). This practice will last to the Day of Judgment.
This is Almighty Allah’s ‘divine strategy’ that He sends out message of His Oneness
to humanity through the Holy Prophet. He enjoins:
Proclaim, He is Allah, the Single.
If someone asks Allah to pronounce His Unity (Oneness) Himself directly without
any channel, He would rejoin: This is below My Dignity to address My creatures directly.
Nor any human is permitted to talk to me without any ‘medium’. Allah has revealed
in the Holy Qur’an:
And no one can dare speak to
Allah (directly); however, (there are three ways: ) either through revelation or
from behind a veil or Allah should send some angel to reveal by His command that
which He pleases. Surely He is High, Wise.
This verse of the Holy Qur’an amply elucidates that Allah gets this task accomplished
by His chosen ones –His Messengers, the Prophets. Allah declares that He talks to
His Messengers whom He appoints His Prophets (Rasool), shares His secrets with them
and bestows upon them His glad tidings. Hence His revelation: “My beloved Rasool
(Messenger), I appointed you My Prophet; Approach your folk and proclaim My Oneness
and covey to them what I have told you.”
The Qur’anic verse: “Proclaim, He is Allah, the One, The Only,” connotes both
monotheism (Tauheed) and Prophethood (Rasalat). The word “ Proclaim” signifies the
Messenger’s Prophethood and rest of the verse implies monotheism. This verse of
the Holy Qur’an explicates that monotheism begins with the Messenger (SAW) of Allah
as it commands the Prophet to declare (for the consumption of the people) that “
Allah is the One, the Only.”
The crux of the matter is that Allah does not speak to any one directly. He conveys
His message through the channel of His Messenger, and vice versa. No body can establish
any direct communication with Allah. As validated in the Holy verse on Oneness of
Allah, He delivers His tidings to His creatures not directly but through His Prophet
(SAW) We, therefore, in no capacity can develop a bond with Him without the
go-between link of the Holy Messenger (SAW). This is Allah’s sovereign Will. We are
instruction-bound and therefore, cannot trespass.
By My Lord, this is Allah’s Threshold
Allah has manifested this permanent (unchangeable) value through His revelation:
to submit your obedience to me, surrender to My Messenger.”
Whosoever obeys the Messenger,
has obeyed Allah indeed.
This is a categorical imperative: “ O’ My servants! Never forget that your obedience
to my Messenger is complementary to your obedience to Me. Beware! You must not even
think of obeying Me without your total submission to My Messenger.”
This point is further elaborated in the Holy Qur’an:
(O’ my beloved Messenger), Proclaim,
if you love Allah then obey me. (In return) Allah will award you His
love and affection.”
Allah has clearly pronounced, “O my dearest Messenger, inform all if they love
Allah and claim to be His believers, they are required to love you and obey your
exhortations. The one who implements this command, will be awarded Allah’s affection
and fondness.” Another significant aspect to this proclamation is that obedience
to Allah without obedience, love and devotion for the Messenger is abhorred and
O ye who believe, do not raise
your voices above the voice of my Messenger, nor speak aloud to him in discourse,
as you may speak aloud to one another, lest your virtuous deeds are rendered vain
while you perceive not.
Allah has made His Messenger a communication link between Him and
His servants and wants to confirm that His servants have thoroughly comprehended
His Will. It is, therefore, settled once for all that without linking up with the
intermediary connection, no claim of humility, love and obedience for Allah
would be accorded any approval.
All believers must submit totally to the instructions and guidance of Allah’s
Messenger (SAW). It is further consolidated:
When My servants inquire from
you, O’ My Prophet , tell them I am close.’
It implies that when the believers seek Him and inquire from His Messenger
they should be clearly informed that Allah is close by them. Allah
is very close to His servants. But how can we identify those fortunate souls who
are being given the happy tidings of Allah’s closeness? Reading in between the lines,
we learn that they are those who seek the favours and bounties of Allah’s Messenger
(SAW). Allah loves those who love and obey His ‘Rasool’ (SAW). Love for
Allah and his ‘Rasool’ is essential for faith.
If your fathers, your sons, your
brothers, your spouses and your family ties as well as the wealth you have acquired
and the business you dread will fall off, plus the dwellings you are so fond of
are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger (SAW) or striving for His
sake then wait around till Allah brings His command to pass. Allah
does not guide such immoral folk.
The one who turns away from Muhammad-ur-Rasool-Allah (SAW), invites Allah’s displeasure
and goes to rack and ruin. He falls from the status of Allah’s servant and is demeaned.
In this context, Imam Ahamd Raza composed a charged poetic verse:
By my Lord, this is Allah’s door,
Wherefrom we get Allah’s favors;
Turning away from here (Muhammad)
Turning away from there (Allah).
Inevitability of Messenger’s Channel for Allah’s Servants
The Holy Messenger (SAW) is an indispensable link between Allah and
his believers. When the hypocrites, out of their rivalry and prejudice refused to
obey the Messenger, Allah revealed to the Holy Prophet (SAW) how to recognize
such double dealers:
When they are exhorted to turn
to Allah’s revelation and His Messenger, you will see the hypocrites will turn away
This is a pertinent point to ponder over. The hypocrites do not hesitate in turning
to Allah . They evade when they are enjoined to grovel themselves in front
of the Messenger (SAW). They do not recognize his inevitable link with Allah. They
turn away from him instead. Allah has categorically declared them as hypocrites
who suffer from this malady and deny the link of Holy Prophet (SAW) between Allah
and the believers.
The aforesaid Qur’anic verse has established the fact that obedience to the Holy
Messenger (SAW) is the only way which leads to Allah . We cannot reach our destination
without abiding by his commands. The trespasser, despite his devotion diligence
and obedience, would never be accepted as a true servant. The great Persian mystic
poet and scholar Sa‘ady holds: “Whosoever turns away from the Messenger, cannot
reach his destination.”
Allah is the Creator, the All-Powerful. He wills and executes. Nothing
is beyond His Might. He could arrange direct revelation to all His servants. Instead,
He communicated His message to them through His Messenger. He could assign the angels
to place a chapter of revelation daily by everybody’s pillow and task to learn it
by heart every morning. Allah could also adopt for every believer the
way He spoke to His selected and the chosen Messenger (SAW). This way, there could
be a direct link of every creature, man and woman with Allah . But, Allah’s
wisdom and sagacity cannot be questioned. It is all prevailing. He decided that
the Holy Messenger (SAW) is the inevitable link for dissemination of Allah’s message.
Cognizance about Allah entails awareness about the Holy Prophet (SAW).
To know Allah we have to know the Holy prophet (SAW).
The Order Of Names in stamp of the Holy Prophet (SAW)
The Holy Prophet (SAW) possessed a ring with the words “Muhammad, Rasool, Allah”
inscribed in it. He used this ring as his stamp.1
He used to stamp the letters addressed to contemporary rulers with the ring.
These letters have been printed and are easily available. The transcript of Arabic
Language runs from right to left. In the holy ring of our Prophet (SAW) this arrangement
is changed to vertically ascending order: ‘Muhammad’ in the bottom, ‘Rasool’ in
the middle and ‘Allah’ on the top. This arrangement of words in vertical direction
is not a co-incidence. It symbolizes Muhammad’s link with Allah . Those desirous
of closeness to Allah are required first to obey and humble their souls
in front of Allah’s Messenger (SAW). This ascending vertical order is actually the
required order of our access to Allah . We have only to reach the exalted
court of our most dignified and adorable Prophet (SAW). He takes care of our access
to Allah . Allah has himself comprehensively outlined the role of our dearest
Prophet (SAW) in this regard:
Surely, a Messenger has come
to you from among yourselves; grievously heavy is it on him that you should fall
into trouble, ardently desirous is he of your welfare: compassionate and merciful
towards the believers.
We believers are warned by Allah to keep our voices low to the voice
of our beloved Holy Prophet (SAW) lest our righteous works go waste and fruitless.(Al-Qur’an
His door is, in fact, Allah’s threshold. Allah gives and bestows
and His Messenger (SAW) distributes. We get everything from our charitable Prophet
(SAW) who is compassionate and merciful. Overwhelmed by his love and devotion, we
prostrate our souls in front of him to ensure our obedience to him and our faith
in the Oneness of Allah . We bow down in front of Him to strengthen Allah’s love
in our souls. The holy dust of his sacred shoes illumines our soul – our real self
inside us. We place our foreheads at his radiant footsteps and our access to his
holy feet and footsteps means for us our ascension to divine heights.
Your elevation is Ascension to Allah’s divine Solitude;
Our elevation is our access to your feet.
Distribution of Allah’s Blessing by the Holy Prophet (SAW)
This is settled now that without our total submission to the Holy Prophet’s
authority, we cannot avail Allah’s bliss and compassion. We must never forget of
the fact that the Messenger’s bliss and bountiful dividends are a harbinger of Allah’s
delight and satisfaction with His obedient devotees. The Messenger’s (SAW) ‘link’
is the means to set up a contact with Allah . Any effort to renounce this
‘Channel’ will be a satanic attempt to abort Allah’s arrangement. This fact is verified
by the Holy Messenger’s declaration:
I distribute and Allah the Sustainer,
This hadîth first treats ‘distribution’ of bounties and then mentions ‘provision’.
This order underlines the significance of the Distributor of bounties (SAW) who, feeling
heavy at heart for those who are prone to go astray, gives them a passionate call,
“Do not lose the right path; I am the ‘Distributor’. If you are seeking charity
of My love and affection, bliss and bounties, you will find in abundance. For that
you have to approach me. Abandoning me would be disastrous for you and will put
you in humiliation and disgrace. Allah’s bounties are distributed only at this doorstep.
Incline to Allah’s message; I welcome you.”
The ‘Channel’ of Aulia Allah
Allah has ordained:
(O’my Messenger), stand fast
in the companionship of those who call on their Lord morning and evening seeking
His Pleasure and Satisfaction (by accomplishing His plans) and let not your eyes
(your affectionate and kind care) pass beyond them. Do you pursue adornments of
worldly life (turning away from the indigent)? Nor follow any whose heart We have
made heedless of Our remembrance (neglectful of Allah’s commands), the one who follows
his own lusts and who has gone beyond all bounds (whose ways are unbridled).
Through this verse of the Holy Qur’an Allah has provided us with
a go-between link or the ‘channel’ of His companions who call on Allah morning and
evening and are His Friends. They receive bounties from the doorsteps of Allah’s
Messenger (SAW) and give away to the common believers. They put them on the right
path and make them stick to Allah’s ‘rope’ – His Deen.
Allah exhorts us how to approach Him: O’ My servants, establish your link with
those who spend their morning and evening, lifted out of themselves in My remembrance,
and drink excessively the extract of My presence and their nights and days pass
in My remembrance.
Those who seek access to Allah must stand fast in the companionship
of His friends—Auliâ; join their social circle, attend their sessions of ecstasy
and taste what extract they derive from Allah’s remembrance day and night. If you
fail to get a sip, even the smell would suffice to transport you out of your ‘self’
and link you up with Allah.
Drunk without wine, drunk with
A glimpse divine snatches my
Allah warns the believers not to turn their eyes away from the face of His friends
nor ever must they look down upon them, lest He turns His eyes away from them, resulting
into their devastation.
Furthering the exhortation, Allah says: “Do you want to remain fettered in this
temporal world and remain indifferent to the rewards in the life hereafter? If you
have a concern for the hereafter, attend to ‘My Friends’. If you abandon materialistic
pursuits put aside the worldly gains and glitter and prefer their company; they
will transform you into Allah’s pursuers and altruists. If you desert them and turn
aside, your worldly ambitions and lusts urges will take you to total devastation.
The worldly craze will keep you away from the remembrance of Allah and hereafter
and will ruin you.” Allah warns:
Don’t obey the one whose heart
We have made heedless to Our remembrance.
Beware! Do not obey the one whose heart We have made heedless to Our remembrance.
If you comply with their instructions and follow them, you will get away from Us
and would be liable to a big deprivation here and hereafter.
The instruction contained in this verse refers to ‘awareness of, proximity to
and union with Allah attainable through an attachment and companionship
with those who are the inevitable means to acquire the Messenger’s bounties. The
inference is that as the Messenger is the ‘Channel’ to obtain Allah’s bounties so
are Allah’s Friends to attain the Messenger’s bounties.
Co-relation between Science and the Channel of Spiritualism
As mentioned in the beginning, there is no contradiction between Deen-Al-Islam
and Science. The days are not very far off when the scientific investigations and
findings will validate the fundamental Islamic realities. However, in this respect,
the Muslim scholars and intellectuals and the expert scientists have yet to accomplish
substantial work. In modern days, corroborating the verity and veracity of Islam
through contemporary scientific disciplines is the need of the hour. It cannot be
neglected any more.
Today the cautious mind, devoid of Islamic insight and living in doubt and distrust,
questions the possibility of continuous contact with the Messenger of Allah
for spiritual prosperity. For him this is also beyond comprehension as to how Auliya
Allah receive bounties from the Holy Messenger (SAW) and pass them on to us. How can
we reason it out? What is the phenomenology of the spiritual ‘Channels’ and the
descent of spiritual contents from generation to generation? These and many other
similar questions keep crowding the modern mind.
The scientific method is such a standard and certified means to perceive and
ascertain reality that, putting it to use, the modern man infers and formulates
concepts on the basis of observation and rational thinking. These concepts are subjected
to series of tests and experiments for verification and validation. Scientific study
is conducted on the basis of objective facts. Here we have to compare it with religion.
Science and religion work in separate, unrelated and independent jurisdictions.
Science encompasses only the empirical realities and their causality. Things beyond
causal framework are not included in its purview. The religion, on the other hand
deals with metaphysical realities and the matters related to the life hereafter.
Their jurisdictions being absolutely unrelated, their mutual contradiction and conflict
is illogical and irrational. Simultaneously, all scientific advancement proves one
thing with authenticity that the basis of the universe is spiritual rather than
material. The dependence of the phenomenal world on the Divine Will (spiritual)
is unconditional and absolute. All material things are held in the firm grip of
inexorable natural laws (spiritual). These laws flow from the Divine Will of Allah . That is why in several verses of the Holy Qur’an, we are exhorted to ponder over
the regularity of natural phenomena which is the reflection of the Divine Will,
the very source of its material existence. Those who study this process day and
night are called Ulamâ (scholars) by the Holy Qur’an. In modern times they are known
as the ‘scientists’.
Modern science, after discovering the nuclear energy, has revealed that every
particle of this universe is fully charged with an infinite energy, which can be
employed for some marvelous accomplishments in the universe. After sorting out the
complexities of Einstein’s equation of relativity i.e. E=mc2, science has discovered
this secret of nature that the matter can be converted into energy. Science and
Islam (generally called religion) therefore, do not clash or conflict. They are
two sides of the same coin. Nor is it logical to believe that they cannot cope up
with one another. This is irrational rather absurd. Obviously, science deals with
material life and its manifestations; it is not clear about spiritual life. Islam,
on the other side, deals exclusively with the sphere of spiritual life and reforms
and ameliorates the life here and hereafter through its application on material
Science: The Greatest Contemporary Standard of Knowledge
The material advancement is at its apex in our age. Science is the greatest criterion
of knowledge in this corporeal world. Everything is evaluated and assessed against
this standard. All that comes up to this, is considered reality. Falling short of
it would be liable to rejection as a whim, fancy or a suspicion. With this overwhelming
empiricism, the modern scientific inquiries are validating and verifying Islamic
Unfortunately, the Muslim Ummah has fallen prey to ‘materialism’; it is diverging
from spiritual life. Islam too is being obscured as materialistic. The modern educated
youth is the victim of materialistic tendencies, intellectual paucity, confusion
and doubt. In his view, the reality must conform to scientific method. Owing to
lack of knowledge and awareness of fundamental teachings of Islam, he regards religious
beliefs as inane and absurd. The modern educated people hold that following ‘Auliya
Allah’, linking up with their ‘Spiritual Channels’ and joining their annual celebrations
is nothing but timeworn traditions based on ignorance. From scientific point of
view they are considered of least significance. These people, however, are absolutely
ignorant of contemporary knowledge. They regard science and ‘Deen’ as two conflicting
disciplines. Nevertheless, what we observe is that science is gradually proving
true the miracles of the Messenger (SAW) and incredible accomplishments of Allah’s
Friends. Science, through its explorations is getting closer to spiritual reality.
There is a dire need of educating the people on this extremely important aspect
of the issue in question.
To make easy the comprehension of Islamic philosophy and teachings from this
standpoint, we elucidate some aspects of science to prove that scientific discoveries
are in fact the interpretations of the Holy Qur’an. This will also make the mature
young mind realize that the religious people do not have merely parables of the
old to narrate. Islam is a scientific reality. In the perspective of teachings of
the Holy Qur’an, without getting into details and remaining in the purview of this
dissertation, the essential and relevant information on science is served to the
reader to create a rapport on scientific interpretation of Islamic Spiritualism.
Analogy of Geo-magnetism of the Earth
Strenuous work has been accomplished on magnet especially on Super Electro Magnetism.
Magnetism is a force that attracts everything located in its area of influence called
‘magnetic field.’ It has its own range. The power of each magnet determines its
range. The Earth is also a very big magnet. Its range is spread over 80,000 kilometers.
Like other planets in the universe, its magnetic field is proportional to its mass.
Its magnetic force is generated from its poles known as North and South poles. The
properties of gravitation can be well explained with the help of a compass. The
moment we place it on the surface of the Earth, its needles whirl North-South. The
common needles, however, remain static when placed on the ground; they are ‘unaware’
of any north or south. What force then turns the compass needles North-South? The
magnetic needle corresponding to the Earth pole is not the common needle; it is
compass needle. It is the correspondence of poles that has turned the needle pole-wards.
Magnetic System of Spiritual Universe
The materialists who are blind to the spiritual reality, often enquire as to
how a friend of Allah - ‘Walî Allah’, can attend to his disciple - ‘Murîd’
thousands of miles distant from him. How their interaction is possible with such
a great geographical distance in between? The answer, however, to such dubious probes
is very simple. Allah is All-Powerful and All-Knowing. He has provided
the Earth and other planets like Mercury, with such a magnetic force which attracts
to their respective centers, meteorites floating in space millions of miles away.
These meteorites fall on these planets due to the latter’s gravitational pull.
Doesn’t the All-Powerful Creator of the Universe have the capability to convert
the material realities into spiritual ones? The All-Powerful does that,
but only the one who is endowed with spiritual insight and divine vision, can discern
The Chief Pole of the Spiritual Universe: The Holy Prophet (SAW)
The victims of materialism need to know that their hearts resemble a common needle.
For having no magnetic correspondence with any spiritual pole they fail to perceive
that divine light which is spread beyond east and west.
There is only one eminent force of spiritual universe, the Holy Prophet Muhammad
(SAW), reposing in Madînah. The Earth has two poles: North and South. Correspondingly,
the compass needle turns North-South. The Spiritual Universe spanning from the Earth
beyond the skies up to the Divine Solitude, has its chief pole in Madînah. The needles
characterized by the Earth’s poles no more remain common ones; they change into
magnetic needles for their dedicated link with the poles and automatically turn
North-South without any visible link. Analogously, the heart of a believer remains
in constant contact with the Holy Prophet (SAW) every moment for the bountiful and
generous heed of his. The hearts that get involved with the Holy ‘Rasool’, the Messenger
of Allah remain no more ordinary; they become extraordinary hearts due to the spiritual
charge they receive. They get attached to the ‘source of sustenance for all the
worlds’. Even without a tangible link, their direction gets fixed: be it Baghdad,
Ajmair, Lahore or Multan, they remain inclined to ‘Muhammad Mustafa’ (SAW). The disconnection
from this bountiful ‘Channel’ would imply malfunction of the ‘heart needle’ and
disengagement with the spiritual pole; the provision of bounties though persists
All planets and heavenly bodies floating in this vast universe in their respective
orbits always have two poles emitting magnetic waves and attracting other bodies
towards them. The spiritual universe, on the other hand, spanning from the depths
of the Earth beyond the Skies has only one pole located on Earth in our ‘devotion-land’
i.e. Madînah Munawwarah. This is an outcome of the spiritual magnetic system that
the heart once involved with the spiritual pole in Madînah would get its direction
fixed forever. The magnetic attention of the most amiable and the kindest Messenger
of Allah (SAW), is even today channeling all the believers’ psychic direction towards
the pole, analogous to the Earth’s magnetic pull that controls the direction of
magnetic needles of the compass North-Southward.
Making of Magnets? Difference between the Leader (Sheikh) and the
There are two methods of magnet making or magnetization of iron. The first and
the endurable method of making a magnet is called electric charge magnet. By this
method, electric current is passed through a piece of iron. The resultant magnet
is known as electric charged magnet.
According to the Holy Qur'an, these magnets symbolize those Auliya Allah:
Who remember Allah morning and
evening and seek His consent.
Allah described them as His Friends who remain absorbed in the remembrance of
Allah morning and evening. This process of persistent remembrance, continual worship,
self-purification and self-strife brings them a permanent spiritual charge. Then
they work like electric charged magnets. The spiritual magnets so produced are placed
to spread bounties of Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) in the person of Data Ganj Bakhsh in
Lahore, Ghawth-e-A‘zam in Baghdad, Khawaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishtî in Ajmair and Baha-ud-Din
Zakaria in Multan.
The second method of making magnets is based on the principal of staying in persistent
contact with a magnet. A piece of iron is rubbed against a magnet and this way the
magnetic force is transferred into it. Through contact (and steadfast companionship)
the piece of iron becomes a magnet and starts attracting common iron items towards
In the world of spiritual magnets, this category comprises such people who are
infirm in the struggle with ‘self’, diligent worship and purification. They cannot
perform hard labour but do have a flame in them to purify their ‘inner self’ of
all evils, indecencies, immoralities and sinful urges to attain Allah’s pleasure
and consent. They live and prosper like mini-magnets of spiritualism.
Stand fast in the companionship
of those (friends of Allah)
In this Qur’anic verse are mentioned those truth seekers who join companionship
of Allah’s Friends and inculcate in themselves the essence of divine pursuit and
dedication to Allah’s consent. They are the contact-method spiritual magnets corresponding
to the Qur’anic verse. The Leader or ‘Sheikh’ becomes the spiritual magnet through
Electric Charge Method while the Follower or ‘Murid’ becomes a magnet through persistent
companionship with his spiritual leader.
Heat Conduction Process and the Conduction of Spiritualism
The conduction of magnetism through contact Method resembles heat conduction
process. A conductor put into fire gets heated up and transfers heat backward up
to the grip. An iron bar is a good heat conductor and passes heat on very well.
A wooden bar, on the other hand, is not a conductor; it gets burnt to ashes but
is totally deprived of conducting capability.
As a piece of iron conducts heat till it receives heat, the Auliya Allah or ‘Auliâ’-e-Karâm’
deliver spiritual bounties of ‘Muhammad Mustafâ’ (SAW) to the common believer (in
the manner of heat conduction), because they are continually blessed with the bounties
from Madînah. Those who transfer or pass on the Messenger’s bounties call this method
in terms of spiritual discipline as ‘Channel’ (Silsila). This ‘Silsila’ or ‘Channel’
starts from those ‘Auliâ’ who are blessed with spiritual magnetic force from Muhammad
(SAW) in Madinah and keep delivering it onward. This ever-gushing, ever-flowing spring
of bounties never dries up; it is an ever-running continual process.
An Illustration from Modern Scientific Discoveries and Electric System
In the contemporary world of science, many inventions work under Super Electro
Method System. With reference to electricity, according to modern scientific advancement,
the coil is cooled to an extent that its temperature falls to -269 degree centigrade.
The electric resistance of the coil is reduced to nil. The electro magnet so produced
can contain maximum electric current. This is worth mentioning here that average
temperature of earth is 15 degree centigrade whereas the temperature of the whole
universe is -270 degree centigrade.
Tazkia: Cessation of Sinful Resistance!
In terms of electricity, Tazkia is ‘cessation of all resistance against electric
charge’. In terms of Islamic mysticism ‘Tazkia’ implies elimination of all resistance
from sinful urges, lusts and evil impulses which come in our way to Allah’s proximity.
The mystics term this experience in spiritualism as ‘Tazkia’ or purification. The
Holy Qur’an signifies Tazkia as:
Triumphant indeed is he who purifies
himself (of afflictions of self and sins’ pollution) .
Corresponding to this allegory of Super Electro Magnetic System, Auliâ through
self-strife, and self-control get rid of all lusts and low impulses like anger,
jealousy, vanity, revenge etc.’ which impede our way to Allah . They cool
their ‘self’ down and look like an embodiment of this Qur’anic verse:
They control anger, tolerate
others faults and follies (working for their betterment) and Allah love those who
strive to make up others’ deficiencies.
As the Super Electro Magnet gets charged through cessation of resistance and
works wonders in the physical world Allah’s Friends likewise, get purified from
wrong impulses and worldly urges and absorb the bounties of Allah and
His Messenger (SAW). So charged with spiritual energy, they perform wonders in the
worldly life. Through this metamorphosis, their hearts work like conducting magnets.
The Electro Magnet is passed through a particular process to make Super Conducting
Magnet, which is then processed through Nuclear Magnetic Resonant. When a patient
is placed before it, all his internal organs invisible to naked eye become discernable.
The scanner with magnetic capability distinctly perceives all that is hidden and
concealed inside the physical body. The ‘Auliya Allah’ through purification process
acquire a vision which penetrates like a scanner and discern, through their internal
(magnetic) awareness, things which are hidden may be thousand miles distant, and
know the unseen. They can perceive that which the naked eye cannot see. They can
look into and ahead of time.
Wonders of Spiritual Magnetism
Well-grounded and groomed in the purifying and illumining, holy and divine companionship
of the Spiritual Sovereign of the Universe, the close associates and comrades of
our dearest Prophet (SAW) were the Spiritual Super Conducting Magnets refined through
process of ‘Tazkia’. The Holy Messenger (SAW) himself spiritually charged them. Without
physical means, they could spiritually scan and monitor even the combats against
the unbelievers and issue commands to their war commanders engaged in far-off battlefields.
In a war against the adversaries of Islam, the commander of the Muslim army Saria
bin Jabal had deployed his troops against the adversaries. In the event of war,
the enemy changed its strategy and encircled the Muslim troops, catching them unaware.
The Second Caliph of the Muslims, Hadrat Umar Farooq (RTA) was, at that moment,
delivering his Juma’a address in Madînah. Owing to his spiritual concentration,
he scanned the battlefield, saw the positions of both the warring armies and addressed
the commander of his forces:
O Saria, take cover of the hill.’
After issuing this command, he continued his address. He was neither equipped
with any radar nor had he any direct TV Channel to monitor such a distant activity.
Delivering his address in ‘Nabvi Mosque’ in Madînah, he issued instructions to his
army commander engaged in the strategy of war. This was his Spiritual Magnetic Force
and his inner vision that watched everything. The commander Hadrat Saria-bin-Jabal
received the message of the Caliph, implemented his orders, took shelter of the
hill as advised and in consequence thereof won the war. The enemy was defeated and
the Muslim forces gained victory.
This episode needs to be studied in the perspective of ESP we have already discussed
in the preceding chapters. How Hadrat Suleman (D) and the little ant interacted
serves an analogy to the underlying spiritual reality that engenders such events.
The Auliya Allah inculcate in themselves the spiritual magnetic force. They achieve
it through strenuous worship aimed at winning Allah’s pleasure. They employ methods
including philanthropic and Allah fearing deeds. They implement the Holy Prophet’s
instructions, follow his foot- steps and strictly comply with shariah, his code
of conduct. Conforming to spiritual commands, and obeying Allah’s commandments,
they purify their inner self through enveloping themselves in love and obedience
of the beloved Muhammad (SAW) and thus receive favours from the Holy Messenger
and his worthy Companions.
The materialistic progress of the scientific age has almost turned the world
into global village. The computer has reduced the distance and the Internet facility
has reduced the world to a rye grain. A common man can observe the whole world like
a rye grain placed on his palm through scientific devices. It is the scientific
advancement that has elevated our vision to this level. Nonetheless, the servants
of the Holy Messenger (SAW) have obtained this capability through their spiritual
vehemence and well-being. They have infinite capability to bring the forces of nature
into their control and service. Hadrat Ghawth-e-A‘zam Sheikh Abdul Qadar Jilani
I discern all countries of Allah
like seeing a rye grain on my palm.
From Self-Purification and Perseverance to Resurrection
The magnets are also enabled through a process to generate electricity, which
produces heat and light. With the conversion of electric energy into mechanical
energy, the things get transformed and the dead bodies start moving. A plastic doll,
for example, charged with battery gets into motion and produces many recorded sounds.
It keeps moving as long as it gets charge from the battery cell. This is how in
the physical world the battery-cell system enlivens the non-living objects and sets
them into motion. Correspondingly, the Auliya Allah in spiritual world, animate
the lifeless hearts and restore them to action and activity. Those who blessed with
the companionship of Allah’s friends, get back to life again are reborn with their
hearts and souls filled with the bounties of Allah’s friends. This is validated
in the Holy Quran where meeting between the Prophet Moses (D) and Hadrat Khizar
(D) is described. At Majma-ul-Bahrain, the residence of Hadrat Khizar, the cooked
fish in Hadrat Musa’s breakfast box, got animated and jumped into the water. This
episode manifests that the residential place of Hadrat Khizar (D) had a favorable
climate for resurrection of the dead. The Holy Quran describes:
When both of them reached the
confluence of two rivers, they forgot their fish (there);so the (fried) fish (got
animated and) escaped through water as if it was a tunnel.
This is how Auliya Allah resuscitate the lifeless people. They are assigned to
charge them with new vitality. Khawaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishti Ajmari said about Hadrat
Data Gunj Bakhsh: “He awards treasures to the world and reflects Allah’s radiance;
a perfect Leader for the incompetent and a Guide to the perfect leaders.”
The System of Electric Supply and the Contact with Auliya Allah
The current system of electric power supply allegorically well-explains the channels
of Aulia or Mystics in the world. Acquisition of bounties from them is relative
to one’s own caliber. It would be ridiculous on one’s part to look for an electric
connection directly from a Dam. How can you get a direct connection from a Dam?
There is a system of electric power supply; it has its own lines that are to be
strictly followed. The electricity travels from Tarbella Dam to powerhouses, further
to power stations, then to transformers up to our houses according to a particular
measure. After getting a connection from a transformer we use stabilizers and fuses
for the safety of electric appliances. We take these safety measures because the
electric points in our houses are never so strong to accept high voltage. Such a
system is called Silsila, Channel.
In similitude of this electric power supply system we can better comprehend the
spiritual channels and their utility and activation. Allah has blessed
the universe with a spiritual reservoir (Dam) spread from the depths of the Earth
beyond the skies to the divine privacy and solitude. From this Dam, the transfer
and distribution of kindness, special attention, amiable attachment, favours and
bounties the world over, is accomplished in the universe through different well-organized
channels. This reservoir of spiritual bounties, kindness, compassion, love and affection
is the most eminent holy personality of the most revered and adored Messenger of
Allah, Muhammad (SAW). To pass his bliss to all the believers, there are enormous
‘Channels’ of Allah’s friends that work like ‘power distribution system’ i.e. the
distribution system of spiritual power, force or energy. These Friends distribute
this supply according to the recipient’s caliber. The system is destined to last
till the Day of Judgement.
The Auliya Allah have vitalized and strengthened the link of their Channels with
our beloved and most adorable Prophet (SAW). Through extreme hard work, extraordinary
spiritual labour and self-strife, they take bounties directly from the source. Everyone
cannot afford a direct connection from the Dam. The common believers are, therefore,
strictly advised to persist with the companionship of Aulia and through this persistent
association with them acquire the spiritual charity they are destined to obtain.
Allah has established this system of Spiritual Channels. It is a
continued flow of light, furnishing the humanity with Allah’s bounties. Denying
this system of Spiritual Channels means denial of reason, awareness and the system
of sustenance provision by the Sustainer.
Conquest of the Moon and the Apollo Mission
The necessity of a spiritual connection can also be evaluated by examining an
incident that took place in National Aeronautic Space Agency (NASA). The ten year
Apollo mission of NASA probe Apolo-10 was heading towards the Moon. The scientists
working in Kennedy Space Center Florida, were busy guiding the mission. During the
proceedings, the mission’s link with the Control Room on Earth got disconnected
accidentally. The mission not only failed to reach its destination but also was
doomed in space. After this accident, the Apollo Mission’s next probe Apolo-11 was
sent to the Moon. Its contact with the Ground Control Center remained intact; it
reached the moon and returned to the Earth safely as per program after achieving
the objectives of the mission. The Apollo that lost contact with the Space Research
Center was ruined; the one that stayed in contact with the center conquered its
Analogously, Allah has devised a system of goading and guidance to
take the believers to the goal of emancipation. The central control of this emancipation
mission rests with the Holy Prophet (SAW). Those who succeed in keeping the contact
with the center intact receive the alms of his love and the charity of his care
and compassion. The one who loses contact is doomed, just like Apolo-10.
Cardiac Screen and Spiritual TV Channel
In the modern satanic era, our hearts are veiled in default and negligence. We
decline to receive favours of Allah and the Holy Prophet (SAW). Owing to visionlessness
of our hearts, we even deny the very existence of favours and spiritual bounties.
In fact, Allah has designed our hearts like TV screens. We think that the TV transmissions
have stopped. Nay! they have not. The Channel’s transmissions are continually on;
but our receiving sets i.e. the TV sets or the receivers are out of order. We have
to detect fault and get it repaired to receive the transmissions. The reception
of sound and vision is subject to persistence of connection with the transmission
centre. Extending this example to receiving spiritual transmissions, it must be
clear that the distribution of spiritual alms never stops. It is malfunctioning
of our set that it fails to catch the frequency and receive the spiritual transmission
which remains on day and night. You restore the contact today and there you receive
the favours without any hindrance.
The link of Auliya with the Sovereign Authority of our Spiritual Universe, our
most revered, esteemed and beloved Holy Prophet (SAW) never disrupts. Their cardiac
screen is always furnished with the transmissions from Gunbed-e-Khazra Madînah.
One of the great Auliya Allah Hadrat Abdul Abbas Marsi said:
If the holy face of Muhammad (SAW)
gets out of my sigh even for a moment, I consider myself an unbeliever that moment.1
The cardiac needle of Aulia remains fixed at the transmission from the Channel
of the ‘Green Dome’ Madînah. Their contact with the Holy Prophet (SAW) remains round
the clock intact and the process of distribution of spiritual blessings continues.
The Special Kindness of Allah to ‘Ashab-e-Kahf’
Thorough and effective comprehension of the Holy Quran attaches special significance
to semantic inter-relationship of the Qur’anic verses. While studying the chapter
of ‘Al-Kahf’ we should investigate the semantic relations of the verse under study.
With the episode of Ashab-e-Kahf, (the companions of Kahf) this study will bring
to fore the message contained in the verse and the episode. They were Auliya Allah
from the former Ummah who, under security threat of the cruel ruler and the adversaries
of Islam, migrated from their abodes for safety and hid themselves in a cave for
shelter. They prayed to Allah:
O’ our Lord, bestow on us your
special kindness and provide us with (means of) guidance in our affair.
Allah Almighty accepted their imploration and gave them the happy tiding that
He would provide them with His kindness. What was that special kindness conferred
on the companions of Kahf needs to be comprehended. An in-depth study of the context
of the Holy Qur’an will reveal that the Companions of Kahf reposed in the cave for
309 years. Independent of their physical needs and provisions of life, in a grave
like circumstances, they were kept from decomposition and degeneration, which should
have inflicted their physical bodies due to atmospheric changes over long 309 years.
It was a special shower of Allah’s kindness that the sun changed its course to keep
their bodies intact, safe and secure from climatic effects and temperature variations.
The 309 Lunar years equal 300 Solar years. They remained there fresh and retrievable
for three centuries. For the companions of Kahf, however, such a long span of time
took flight in hours. The Holy Qur’an describes:
And you behold, when the sun
rises it moves away from their cave on their right and when it sets it shifts away
from them on their left and they are lying in the spacious hollow (in the cave).
This is a special sign of Allah that for His Friends, he changed the rules of
rising and setting of the Sun, which change was incorporated in the overall system
of the universe for long 309 years. He amended a fixed and predetermined heavenly
system for 300 rotations of the Earth round the Sun with the sole purpose to keep
His Friends safe from any possible damage. He changed the course of nature for His
Friends This was the ‘decision’ of the All-Powerful, All-Knowing.
After describing the whole episode, Allah Almighty exhorted, “Those who seek
My nearness, must persist with the companionship of my Friends.”
The Holy Quran further specifies:
He whom Allah guides is on the
right path but whom He makes stray you will find them friendless with no help or
Allah the most benevolent, the most merciful, lulled the Companions of Kahf to
an undisturbed and profound sleep and exalted them to a heavenly status; then he
thoroughly engaged and involved them in an ecstatic state of visioning ‘the ultimate
reality’. The time got wings to fly and centuries passed like moments. The Doomsday
lasting for 50,000 yours would not be more than an Asar Prayer time (late afternoon
prayer time) for His Friends. For Allah’s adversaries, however, this would stretch
as long as 50 millennia of indescribable agony and pain. The inference is that the
time reduces in the heavenly experience of visioning reality; the measure of time
changes: centuries pass as moments.
On that day, Allah will direct his angels to arrange for a glimpse of Allah’s
sight for those who pursued and sought Him all along their worldly and earthly term
of life. Instead of luxuriating in their comfortable and overstuffed beds and couches,
they kneeled and bowed their heads down in front of Allah at night ‘for half of
night or less or a little more’ to seek His favour, consent and delight. On the
day of judgement all veils will be removed and ‘His Friends’ will be positioned
on enlightened mounds. For them the day will not be longer than their ‘Asar Prayer’
i.e. a few hours, while for others it will span 50,000 years.
Auliya’s Life after Death
The Holy Quran confirms that “Ashab-e-Kahf” spent three centuries like a few
hours. When they inquired after waking up as to how long they had slept, one of
them retorted, “a day or a little more”. The time they had actually spent according
to the Holy Quran was three centuries, hence undeniable. Nonetheless, their clothes
had not worn and the physical well being was intact, as if they had a nap, which
restored their strength and vitality.
Then, one of them was assigned to take coins they possessed and go to bazaar
to make some purchases. When he paid the coins the shopkeeper felt bewildered and
gazed at his customer in astonishment as to wherefrom he had brought centuries-old
coins. He refused to accept the payment in the out-dated and antiquated coins. The
customer, one of the Ashab-e-Kahf, said, “We took these coins with us a day before.”
The shopkeeper replied, “how is it possible? I don’t understand wherefrom have you
brought these centuries-old coins.” On that the customer looked curiously at every
thing around and felt puzzled to find them changed altogether. Such ‘Auliya Allah
blessed with vision’ stay in caves for centuries but their physical conditions remain
unchanged, natural and normal. Similarly, such people with vision, in-transit, spend
thousands of years in graves and this period passes like a few hours. It is not
a contrived parable. The Holy Qur’an has revealed it. Auliya Allah even after their
physical transfer from this world, live with an intuition of Allah. What to talk
of the Holy Messenger (SAW) who came to distribute the boon of life among the lifeless!
And this holy distribution is continuously on even today!
The Pet Dog of Allah’s Friends Remained Alive
There was also a pet dog in the ‘companionship’ of the Kahf Companions. It remained
sprawling on the cave entrance for 309 years to guard The Ashab. The Holy Qur’an
also mentions this dog:
And their dog is sprawling on
The dog was blessed with that status owing to its companionship of Allah’s Friends.
The commentators on the Holy Qur’an observe that the dog too used to take sides
when the Ashab turned their sides while asleep. This resulted out of the perpetual
company and association which is emphasized in the Holy Qur’an, “perpetuate their
companionship”. Another account of the episode holds that the Ashab made efforts
to send the dog away as it could bark and thus alarm and rouse the cruel king’s
men to reach them in the cave. They endeavored to drive it away forcefully but the
fortunate dog remained tenaciously stuck, received bounties for 309 years and became
a significant part of the story.
‘Rasool Allah’ (SAW) the Fountain Head of
The impeccable emblem of adoration and sincerity, our Holy Prophet (SAW) is the
immaculate symbol of benevolence and the embodiment of bliss and kindness for all
the worlds and also the Super Magnet of the Spiritual Universe, who received the
spiritual charge through both Electric Charge and Contact Methods.
He opted isolation in the solitude
And created Ummah, Constitution,
and the State.
The solitude of Hira cave unveiled the Spiritual Sovereign of the universe as
a paragon of wisdom and sagacity and the unparalleled precedent of love, kindness
and mercy for the whole humanity; it fostered him into the peerless and the perfect
leader. Owing to his compassion and kind attention, the East and the West became
one Ummah with one state with one Qur’an as its supreme law.
Allah Almighty awarded our beloved Prophet the spiritual bliss for the whole
universe through blessing him with His radiant sight on earth as well as in the
divine solitude beyond the skies during the ascension night. Mentioning bounties
of Allah, he (SAW) proclaimed, “Allah blessed me one night with His sight corresponding
with His dignity and put His powerful hand in between my shoulders. Due to that
I felt a chill in my chest. This lifted all veils from my vision and everything
in the earth and the skies became discernible.”
This was one episode of the Holy Messenger’s vision of Allah on earth. His Ascension
to the Divine Solitude beyond the skies during the Night of Ascension is both unimaginable
and indescribable. He ascended as close to Allah as two ends of a bow or even less
than that after which the distances of time and space were diminished to nil and
the distance between the lover and the beloved was reduced to nothingness. Here
we are required to keep our belief in oneness of Allah firm, accurate and pure.
Allah is the Creator and the Only, ‘worth all worship’. The Messenger (SAW) though
so close and so dear, is His servant. This difference has to be maintained as part
of our faith.
Blessed in this way with all the extents of bliss and bounties the Holy
Messenger (SAW) proclaimed:
The one who saw me, saw Allah .
The Prophet Mosses (D) implored Allah for a glimpse of His sight.
The request was accorded approval and when the ‘divine glimpse of Allah’ was awarded, Musa(D) could not bear it and fainted. He requested for Allah’s sight number of
time even during the Night of Ascension (Shab-e-Mia’raj) but it was put off till
the Muslim Ummah was assigned during the Ascension Night fifty prayers a day. Musa(D)
on the sixth sky, repeatedly requested the Holy Prophet (SAW) to get the number of
prayers decreased till they were reduced from 50 to 5.
When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) frequently returned from Allah
to Musa (D) after having rich views of the beloved Allah , the Prophet Mosses
(D) every time gazed at the Holy face of Muhammad (SAW). This way he derived divine
pleasure from viewing his face radiant with Allah’s divine reflection. This is how
divine riches of Allah’s sight were awarded to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). As
regards Allah’s bounties awarded to our beloved Prophet (SAW) in terms of tangible
physical world, they are beyond comprehension and imagination. The Holy Prophet
(SAW) was awarded all the treasures of the Universe. He became the distributor of
these treasures among the believers in the world till the Day of Judgement.
He is assigned to distribute Allah’s bliss. Similarly, Allah’s Friends are tasked
to distribute the bounties of the Holy Prophet (SAW) among his followers. The Holy Quran confirms;
He, the one who was dead (i.e.
deprived of faith) to whom We gave life (guided) and a light (of faith and awareness)
whereby he can (now) walk among (rest of) men (to spread the same light of guidance).1
The object is that there were people whose hearts were lifeless. We enlivened
them with the enlightenment of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Getting so revitalized and
illumined they now distribute the same light among rest of the people. With this
assignment to distribute light (noor) one was placed in Baghdad in the form of Ghaus-e-A‘zam,
the other was positioned in Lahore as Data Gunj Bakhsh; some was Khawaja Ghareeb
Nawaz in Ajmair and the other was Baha-ud-Din Zakaria in Multan to distribute light,
guidance (NOOR). One was assigned the same distribution in Sarhand. This ‘noor’
(light) revitalized all dead hearts and now even death cannot conquer them; for
them ‘death is mere a change of taste’:
Death is the renewal of lifestyle;
Awakening in the garb of sleep.
. Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:28.
. Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:28.
. Qur’an (al-An‘am)
. Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:28.
. Qur’an (al-Ikhlas)
. Qur’an (ash-Shura)
. Qur’an (an-Nisaa)
. Qur’an (Al Imran)
. Qur’an (al-Hujurat)
.Qur’an (al-Baqarah) 2:186.
Qur’an (al-Tawbah) 9:24
.Qur’an (an-Nisaa) 4:61.
Related by Bukhari as-Sahih, b. of ‘ilum (knowledge) Ch.7 (1:36#65)
.Qur’an (al-Tawbah) 9:128.
Bukhari narrated it in his as-Sahih, b. of ‘ilm (knowledge) Ch.13 (1:39#71);
(ii) Muslim, as-Sahih, b. of zakat (obligatory charity) Ch.33 (2:719#1037);
(iii) Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad. (2:234);
(iv) Tabarani, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabir (19:284#755);
(v) Baghawi, Sharh-us-sunnah (1:284#131).
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:28.
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:28.
this subject, the study of the Author’s book Quran on Creation and Expansion
of Universe is recommended.
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:28.
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:28.
.Qur’an (al-A‘ala) 87:14.
.Qur’an (Al Imran) 3:134.
Muhammad Khatib Tabrizi, Mishkat-ul-masabih, b. of fada’il (virtues and
merits) Ch.8 (3:318 # 5954);
(ii) Abu Nu‘aym, Dalail–un-nubuwwah (p. 507);
(iii) ‘Ali al-Hindi Kanz-ul-‘ummal (12:571,572,573#35788-91).
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:61.
. Alusi, Ruh-ul-ma‘ani
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:10.
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:17.
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:17.
.Qur’an (al-Kahf) 18:18.
Bukhari narrated it in his as-Sahih, b. of ta‘bir (interpretation of dreams)
(ii) Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad 3:55.