Merits of Ahlul Bayt : Post #2

Narrated by Sayyidina Umar bin Abi Salamah radi Allahu anhu :

When the aayah ‘…Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family..’ (Quran 33:33) was revealed, RasoolAllahﷺ called Hazrat Faatima, Imaam Hassan and Imaam Hussayn (radi Allahu anhum) and covered them with a cloak.

Sayyidina Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) was behind himﷺ. So, RasoolAllahﷺ covered him under the cloak as well and then said, “O Allah ! They are my Ahlul Bayt so keep impurity away from them and totally purify them.”

Tirmidhi Al-Jami-us-Sahih, 5/351, #3205
Musnad Ahmad, 6/292
Fadaail As-Sahaaba : Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal, 2/587, #994
Al-Mustadrak Al-Haakim, 2/451, #3558
Mujam Al Kabeer : Imaam Tabarani, 3/54, #2662
Al-Itiqad : Imaam Bayhaqi, p.327

Merits of Ahlul Bayt : Post #1

Since the Yaum-e-Wilaadat of Hazrat Faatima radi Allahu anha falls in a few days, we will be posting ahadith on the merits of Ahlul Bayt in general and Sayyidah Faatima in particular, inshaAllah.

Narrated by Sayyidah Aayesha radi Allahu anha :

During his illness after which he passed away, RasoolAllahﷺ said, “O Faatima ! Are you not pleased with the fact that you are the leader of the women of all the worlds, the leader of women of this Ummah and the leader of women of all the believers.”

As-Sunnan Al-Kubra : Imaam Nasaai, 4/251, #7078
At-Tabaqaat Al-Kubra : Ibn Saad, 2/247-248
Mustadrak Al-Haakim : Imaam Haakim, 3/170, #4740. Imaam Haakim has classified the narration as Sahih.

Out of all the historic shrines in Kashmir the 245-year-old shrine to the Sufi saint Hazrat Shaykh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (Alaihi Al Rehma), also called the Pir Dastgir Sahib, was considered one of the oldest shrine buildings in Srinagar. In an unfortunate event on June 25, 2012, much of this shrine was destroyed by fire after police noticed  a small bit of smoke rising from the building’s roof at 6:30am. Police did say at the time most of the relics inside the shrine were saved as firefighters rushed to save the building without luck. This is considered a tragic loss for many Kashmiris, who continue to morn one of their most beloved religious sites. This video tribute to the memory of this shrine was posted on Youtube by two nomadic adventuresome men from the U.S. and Germany, Tony and Thomas, who were traveling in Srinagar in 2008.

Friends of Allah…

During the first seven years of his commitment, Bahauddin Naqshiband (Alaihi Rehma) lived a life of valuable services ranging from serving the sick, needy, homeless and wounded animals, to cleaning up the roads that people used. He expressed the feeling of “nothingness” that peaked in his heart in the following lines:

The world is wheat, I am hay,
The world is nice, I am bad…

He also stated that he had achieved the greatest divine inspirations during the years of these services.

Because Imam Abu Hanifa (Rahimahullah) refused to issue a judicial opinion upon the personal desires of the caliph, he chose prison instead of being the chief justice of Baghdad. Thus he manifested a great example of justice and righteousness at the expense of his own life.

Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal (Rahimahullah) chose to be a tortured prisoner as a result of his opinion in the famous debate of whether the Qur’an was created or not, rather than compromising his opinion and what he believed to be the truth. In short, all these examples of bravery and strength through faith are only a few of the uncountable examples that reflect the exemplary good manners of the friends of Allah.

The authority of Awliya even after they pass away :

"… Allah has mentioned about the pure souls of the Awliya. This is because when the soul leaves the body, it goes towards the ‘Angelic world’ (Aalam Al-Malakoot), it swims in that world and goes quickly towards the Divine presence. Thus, because of this power and strength, it becomes amongst those who manage the affairs and transactions of this world.”

(Tafseer Al-Baydaawi under the commentary of 79:5)