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..::: Hazrat Umar Farooq Radi Allah Ta’ala Anhu :::..

“If there were to be a Prophet after me,
he would have been Umar.”(Tirmidhi)

“Amongst the nations before your time, there have been inspired people (who were not Prophets), and if there is one amongst my Ummah, he is Umar”
– Rasulallah (SallallahoalaihiwasallaM)

Introduction

Hazrat Umar (R.A) belonged to the Adi family of Quraish tribe. In the 8th generation, his lineage joins with Rasulallah (s.a.w).He was born in 583 A.C., about forty years before the great Hijrah. The early life of Hazrat Umar is not known in detail. In his youth he was a famous wrestler and orator, and a spirited person. He was one among the few people in Makkah who knew how to read and write. His main occupation was business.When the Rasulallah (s.a.w) recieved the revelation and invited people to Islam, Hazrat Umar initially became the sworn enemy of Islam and Rasulallah (s.a.w), and did not hesitate to harm the Muslims at every opportunity.

Hazrat Umar’s acceptance of Islam

It was the sixth year of Rasulallah (s.a.w)’s mission when the leaders of Quraish called a meeting and asked for volunteers for the assassination of Rasulallah (s.a.w). Hazrat Umar offered himself for this job and everybody in the meeting exclaimed that he was the right person for it. While he was on his way, with a sword in his hand, he met Hazrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas who enquired of him about where he was going. Hazrat Umar told him that he was going to murder Rasulallah (s.a.w). After some discussion Hazrat Sa’d said, “You had better take care of your own family first. Your sister and brother-in-law both have accepted Islam”.

Hearing this, Hazrat Umar changed his direction and went straight to his sister’s house. When Hazrat Umar knocked at the door, they were being taught the Holy Qur’anby Hazrat Khabbab (R.A). His sister Fatima was frightened on hearing Hazrat Umar’s voice and tried to hide the portion of the Holy Qur’an she was reciting. When Hazrat Umar entered the house he enquired about their Islam and on finding that they had accepted Islam, he first fell upon his brother-in-law and beat him severely. When his sister intervened he smote her so violently on her face that it bled profusely. On this his sister burst out: “Do whatever you like, we are determined to die as Muslims”.

When Hazrat Umar saw his sister bleeding, he cooled down and felt ashamed. He loved Fatima very much but could not tolerate her conversion to Islam. However, deeply moved, Hazrat Umar asked her to show the pages on which the Holy Qur’an was written. But she was, after all, Hazrat Umar’s sister and told him straight, “You can not touch it unless you take a bath and make yourself clean”.

He then took a bath and read the scripts. It was the beginning of Surah Ta Ha (Chapter 20 of the Holy Qur’an). Finally he came to the verse:

“Lo! I even I, am Allah, there is no god save Me. So serve Me and establish Salat for My remembrance.”(Holy Quran – 20:14)

At this, Hazrat Umar exclaimed, “Surely this is the Word of Allah. Take me to Muhammad (s.a.w)”.

On hearing this Hazrat Khabbab (R.A), who had hidden himself in the house, came out from inside and said, “O Umar! Glad tidings for you. It seems that the prayer of the Rasulallah (s.a.w) which he said last night has been answered in your favour. He prayed to Allah: “O Allah, strengthen Islam with either Umar b. Khattab or Umar b. Hisham, whomsoever Thou pleaseth”.
Hazrat Umar then went to Rasulallah (s.a.w). On seeing him, Rasulallah (s.a.w) asked him, “Umar! what brings you here”? He said, “I am here to accept Islam”.
Hearing this the Muslims shouted with joy, “Allahu Akbar! (Allah is the Greatest)” and the sound echoed though the air of Makkah.

As a matter of fact, Umar’s conversion to Islam was a terrible blow to the morale of the disbelieves. Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ud, a great Companion, says, “Hazrat Umar’s conversion to Islam was a great triumph, his emigration to Madinah a tremendous reinforcement and his accession to Caliphate a great blessing for the Muslims”.

Hazrat Umar gets the title of Al-Farooq (RAu)

The conversion of Hazrat Umar (R.A) strengthened Islam.Before this, Muslims had lived in constant fear of the disbelievers, and most of them were concealing their faith. The Muslims were now able to offer their Salat publicly. When Hazrat Umar (R.A) became a Muslim, he declared his faith openly before the Quraish chiefs. Though they stared at him, they could not do any harm to him. Then once he had been granted permission from Rasulallah (s.a.w), he led a party of the Muslims to the Kabah to offer Salaat. Hazrat Hamza, who had accepted Islam a few days before Hazrat Umar (R.A), carried another party of the Muslims to Kabah.

When all the Muslims gathered in the Kabah, they offered their Salat in congregation. Rasulallah (s.a.w) led this, and it was the first public Salat in the history of Islam. For this courageous and bold action of Hazrat Umar (R.A), Rasulallah (s.a.w) gave him the title of al-Farooq i.e., the one who makes a distinction between the right (haqq) and the wrong (batil).

Migration to Madinah

When the Muslims were ordered to migrate to Madinah, most of them left Makkah quietly and in secret, but Hazrat Umar (R.A) declared it openly.He put on his armour and first went to the Kabah. After performing the Salat, he announced loudly: “I am migrating to Madinah. If anyone wants to check me, let him come out. I am sure that his mother would cry for his life”.There was no man in Makkah to accept the challenge of Hazrat Umar (R.A). Then he migrated to Madinah boldly.

Hazrat Umar’s services to Islam

Hazrat Umar (R.A) had great love for Allah and Rasulallah (s.a.w). He participated in almost all the big battles: Badr, Uhud, Ahzab, Khaibar, Hunain etc. In the expedition of Tabuk, he gave half of his wealth in the path of Allah.He was next to Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) in the sacrifice of his belongings for the cause of Allah.

Rasulallah (s.a.w) also had a deep love for him. Once he remarked, “Were a prophet to come after me, he would have been Umar”.
In another Hadith mentioned in Bukhari, Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrated that Rasulallah (s.a.w) said, “In Bani Isra’il (Israelites), there were people who were not prophets but talked to Allah. Were anyone in my Ummah like those persons, he would be Umar”.

The death of Rasulallah (s.a.w) was a great shock to him, and he could not believe it until Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) reminded him of a clear verse of the Holy Qur’an on the subject. He then went to the Council Hall along with Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) where the people of Madinah had assembled to select the First Caliph. Hazrat Umar (R.A) was the first person to pledge loyalty (Bai’at) at the hand of Hazrat Abu Bakr(R.A), and then helped him throughout the duration of his rule.

Hazrat Umar Farooq – the second Khalifa of Islam

During Hazrat Abu Bakr’s illness he consulted the people about the next Khalifah, and then gave his decision in favour of Hazrat Umar (R.A) who took the charge of Khilafat after the death of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) on 22nd of Jamadius Thani 13 A.H. (23rd August 634 AC).
Umar (R.A.) followed fully the ways of Rasulallah (s.a.w) and the policy of his predecessor, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique, with his characteristic zeal and vigour. It was his strict adherence to the Sunnah of Rasulallah (s.a.w) which helped him to subdue the mighty empires of Persia and Byzantine.

The period of Hazrat Umar’s Khilafat undoubtedly is the Golden Age of Islam in every respect.
He was a man of extraordinary genius who not only moulded the destiny of the nation but made history of his own.

He followed the footsteps of Rasulallah (s.a.w) to the fullest extent. It was Hazrat Umar under whose rule Islam became an international power and the mighty empires of Persia and Byzantine crumbled before the army of Islam.Within ten years of his glorious rule, the whole of the Persian Empire, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and a part of Turkey came under the banner of Islam and the nations entered the fold of Islam.

Martyrdom of Hazrat Farooq-e-Azam (R.A)

In 23 A.H., when Hazrat Umar returned to Madinah from Hajj, he raised his hands and prayed:

“O God! I am advanced in years, my bones are weary, my powers are declining, and the people for whom I am responsible have spread far and wide. Summon me back to Thyself, my lord!”

Some time later, when Hazrat Umar went to the mosque to lead a prayer, a Magian named Abu Lulu Feroze, who had a grudge against Hazrat Umar on a personal matter, attacked him with a dagger and stabbed him several times. Hazrat Umar reeled and fell to the ground.
When he learned that the assassin was a Magian, he said, “Thank God he is not a Muslim.”

The injuries were so serious that the great Khalifa died the next morning.

Before his death, the Muslims asked him about his successor and he appointed a panel of six persons; Hadrat Uthma Zubair, Talha, Sa’d bin Waqqas and Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf (R.A) to select a Khalifah from amongst them within three days after him.

He requested Hazrat Aisha (R.A) for permission for his burial beside Rasulallah (s.a.w), just as Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique expressed the same wish. Though she had reserved that place for herself, on Umar’s request she gave it to him and that is where he was buried.

Wives and Children

Wives:

1. Hazrat Zainab (R.A) accepted Islam but died in Makkah. She was sister of Uthman bin Maz’un. She gave birth to Hazrat Abdullah Abdur Rahman and Hazrat Hafsah (wife of Rasulallah (s.a.w)) were the children she bore to Hazrat Umar.

2. Malkiah bint Jarwal, she did not accept Islam and was divorced in 6 A.H. according to Islamic law. She gave birth to Ubaidullah.

3. Quraibah bint Abi Ummiyah, she also did not accept Islam and was divorced in 6 A.H.

The above three marriages had taken place before Hazrat Umar (R.A.) accepted Islam. After accepting Islam he contracted marriages with the following:

4. Ummi Hakim bint-ul-Harith, she gave birth to a girl named Fatimah.

5. Jamilah bint Asim, she gave birth to a son who was named Asim. She was a Muslim but was divorced for some other reason.

6. Umm Kulthum bint Hazrat Ali (R.A). She was married in the year 17 A.H. She gave birth to Ruqayyah and Zaid.

7. Atikah (R.A)

Children:

Daughters
1. Ummul Mumineen Hazrat Hafsah (R.A) – the chaste wife of Rasulallah (s.a.w).
2. Ruqayyah – the youngest daughter of Hazrat Umar.

Sons
3. Abdullah
4. Ubaidullah
5. Asim
6. Abu Shahmah
7. Abd-ur-Rahman
8. Zaid

His Works

He added the phrase â prayer is better than sleep to the Fajr azaan,

The taravih prayers were formally initiated during his rule,

He instituted punishment for the consumption of liquor,

Started the Hijri system of accounting for dates,

Gave the concept of the jail,

Fixed salaries for the muezzins, arranged for light in the masjids,

Formed the department of the police, laid the foundations for a complete system for the delivery of justice,

Got the irrigation system implemented and established military cantonments and the formal army.

Hazrat Umar (Radiallahu Taala Anhu), for the first time ever in the world, granted stipends for the infants, the
handicapped, widows and the helpless.

He was the first ever to give the concept of the declaration of assets by the rulers, the government officials and the rich.

He established the institution of punishing the judges who misdelivered justice.

He, for the first time, made the rulers accountable. He used to protect the trade caravans at night.

He used to say that rulers who deliver justice, sleep fearlessly at night.

His saying is that the leader of the nation is actually its servant.

His stamp read Hazrat Umar Radiallahu Taala Anhu, death is enough of an admonition.

He never had two dishes on his table.

He used to go to sleep with a brick as a pillow.

While traveling, he would just stretch a sheet on a tree to make a shadow and go to sleep whenever sleepy.

He used to sleep on bare ground at night. His shirt had 14 patches, among them one of red leather.

He used to wear thick coarse cloth and hated soft fine one.

Whenever he appointed someone on a government position, he would get an estimate of his wealth and keep it with himself. If the wealth of that person increased during his tenure, he would be held accountable. Whenever he appointed anyone as a governor, he would advise him to never to ride a Turkish horse, wear fine cloth, consume fine flour, have a gatekeeper or close his doors to
the distressed.

He used to say that pardoning a tyrant is injustice to the oppressed.

His sentence mothers give birth to free children, since when have you enslaved them
is still considered the charter of human rights.

Haazir-o-Naazir used for Holy Prophet MUHAMMAD (Salallaho Alaihi Wasallam) with Quran & Hadith references.

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Some people believe that Allah Ta’ala is “Omnipresent“, that is, Allah Taala is Present and Over-looking at every time and at every place. They believe Allah Ta?ala to be “Haazir” and “Naazir“.
 
his is not true, as Allah Ta’ala is not bound by time and space. Allah Ta’ala is Present and Seeing from eternity without time and without space.
 
Allah Taala’s Attributes, namely, Life, Knowledge, Power and Speech, are without time and without place, so are Allah Ta’ala other attributes. Allah Taala’s Attributes always exists and will continue to exist till eternity.
 
There is a great difference between Allah Ta’ala being Present and the souls of His creation being present. No one is present like Allah Ta’ala being Present.
 
The Angels, the souls of Prophets, the souls of the Awliya Allah and the souls of pious Muslims are present at any place where they are called. They were non-existent, before being present. They will seize to exist after a while. The souls of the creation were absent before it became present there, and will be absent some time later. The presence of the souls is with time and with place.
 
Now that we have explained the concept of Allah Ta’ala being Present and clarified our position with regards to the station of the souls in this respect, we will explain the concept of Haazir (present) and Naazir (over-looking) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
 
It is the belief of the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is given power by Allah Ta’ala to be Haazir and Naazir.
 
Some persons say that the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaat believes that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is present like Allah Ta?ala is Present. This is totally false because the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’at does not have such a belief.
 
The Ulema have used the words “Haazir-o-Naazir” for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
 
Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “How then if I brought from each people a Witness and brought you (O Muhammad ﷺ ) as a Witness against these people”. (Sura al-Nisa: 41) This proves that each Prophet is a Witness for his Ummah, for those who accept Allah Ta’ala and those who reject Him. It also proves that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was present before each Ummah, witnessing their deeds. On the Day of Qiyamah, when they will be questioned about their deeds, they will deny it. Then, Allah Ta’ala will bring the Final Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as a Witness and he will testify because he was present there when they were practising evil. 

 
Imam Khaazin (radi Allahu anhu) states, “To be a witness means to be ‘Haazir’ or present.” (Tafseer Khaazin)
 
Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Delwi (radi Allah anhu) writes: “Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is Haazir-o-Naazir on the deeds of his Ummah”. (Haashiya Akhbarul Akhyaar)
 
Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “O Prophet! Truly, We have sent you as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and a Warner”. (Sura al-Ahzab: 45) Here Allah Ta’ala says that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a witness sent by Him concerning men’s doings and how they receive Allah Ta’ala’s Message. In order to give evidence, a witness has to be present and watching. Even in the Court of Law, a witness is asked, “Did you see the incident taking place?”
 
Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “And the Apostle is a Witness over yourselves.” (Sura al-Baqarah: 144) Commenting on this Ayah, Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Dehlwi (radi Allahu anhu) writes: “The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is observing everybody, knows their good and bad deeds, and knows the strength of Imaan of every individual Muslim and what has hindered his spiritual progress.” (Tafsir Azizi)
 
Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His face and let not thine eyes pass beyond them.” (Sura Kahaf: 28) In this verse Allah Ta’ala is asking Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to keep a close watch on those people who seek Him. He is asked to observe them day and night. Note that no limitation has been imposed – “observe them during your life and after you assume a veil of departure”. This is another proof that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is watching us 24 hours a day!
 
Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is closer to the Believers than their own selves”. (Sura al-Ahzab: 6) Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is with every Muslim. (N.B. Not every Muslim, but every “Mu’min” among the Muslims). That is the reason why the non-Mu’mins feel that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – sallal laahu alaihi wasallam – is far from them. But it is they who are far from the beloved of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is closer to them than they are to their own selves, irrespective of time and place. He is witnessing their deeds. Allah Ta?ala gives this power to him.
 
It is reported by Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (radi Allahu anhuma) that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Indeed this entire world is in front of me so that I can observe everything in it. I can see everything in this world and everything that will take place till the Day of Qiyamah. I see the entire world as I see the palm of my hand”. (Mawahib-e-Ladunnia) This Hadith Shareef substantiates the belief of the Ahle Sunnah wal jamaat that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is Haazir and Naazir.
 
Hazrat Qazi Abu Iyaaz (radi Allahu anhu) writes in his “Shifa” that Hazrat Amr bin Dinar (radi Allahu anhu), a Taba’in and Faqih of Makkatul Mukarramah, said: “If you enter a house and find that there is nobody there, say ‘May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)'”. Writing a commentary on this Hadith Shareef, Hazrat Mulla Ali Qari (radi Allahu anhu) says: “This is so because the soul of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is present in every Muslim home”.
 
Hazrat Ali Hameed Saaidi (radi Allahu anhu) has reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “If any of you enters the  Masjid, send Salaams to me, followed by this Du’a: ‘O Allah! Open your Door of Blessing for me'”. (Abu Dawud, Ibne Majah, Baihaqi).

This Hadith proves that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is present in every  Masjid of this world and according to Islam, the entire earth is a  Masjid for the Muslims, as reported by Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah (radi Allahu anhu) that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The entire earth has been made a  Masjid for me”. (Bukhari Shareef) Thus, the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is present everywhere on earth!
 
The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has stated, “Whosoever sees me in his dream then he will soon see me while awake.” (Bukhari Shareef; Abu Dawood) Commentating on this Hadith, Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhadith Delhwi (radi Allahu anhu) says: “This is glad tidings for those who see the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in their dreams that after arriving from the darkness of the Nafs and the completion of the desires of the body they have reached this stage that in reality, without any veil in the condition of awakeness they will have this opportunity of seeing him just like the Awliyah Allah who see him while awake. In this text, this Hadith proves that it is possible and proper to see the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) while awake.” (Ash Atul Lam’aat)
 
The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “I have been sent towards all the creation of Almighty Allah.” (Sahih Muslim Sharif; Mishkaat Sharif) This Hadith Shareef proves that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is being a witness for those towards whom he was sent as a Prophet.
 
It is written in an authentic Kitaab: “Even due to much objections and differences in the opinions of the Ulema, one does not have any doubt in this case that without any doubt and illusion, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is continuosly alive and he is Haazir and Naazir in the A’mal of his Ummat and he gives his mercy towards those who turns towards him and he guides them.” (Maktoobat Shareef bar Haashia Akhbaarul Akhyaar Shareef)
 
Hazrat Haji Imdaadullah Muhaajir Makki (radi Allahu anhu) writes: “Our Ulema fight in the issue of Meelad Shareef. The Ulema believed in its permissibility as well. When the side of permissibility exists, why then is there so much hardness on this issue? For us, it is sufficient to follow the people of Haramain (Makkah and Medina). At the time of Qiyaam one should not have the belief of Tawallud (that Rasoolullah – sallal laahu alaihi wasallam – is born now). The possibility of the arrival of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in the Meelad assembly is not wrong because the bodily world is restricted to time and place, but the spiritual world is free from both. So the arrival of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not far from being possible”. (Shamaime Imdaadiya)
 
Imam Ahle Sunnat, Hazrat Sayed Ahmed Sa’eed Qazmi (radi Allahu anhu) states: “When the word Haazir-o-Naazir is used for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), it does not mean that the physical body of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is everywhere and that he is present in front of everybody. This in fact means that as the soul exists in every part of the body similarly the light filled reality of the Soul of both the worlds (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) exist in every atom of the worlds. Based on that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) arrives with his spirituality and lightfulness in many places at one time. Many times, the Pious observe the beauty of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in a state of wakefulness with their physical eyes”. (Taskeenul Khawatir fi Mas’alatil Haazir wan Naazir)
 
Thus we have learnt that Hazrat Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), through the Light (Noor) of his Prophethood, knows the faith of every faithful and the degree of his Imaan and also the obstacles which stand in the way of a faithful’s spiritual advancement. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knows our sins, and our spiritual status, and our good and bad deeds, and our sincerity and hypocrisy. His witness is the most acceptable in favour of his Ummah.
 
The Soul of Hazrat Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) observes all the souls and living beings. The deeds of the Ummah are presented to Hazrat Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) every morning and every evening and the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) recognizes (each member) of his Ummah through their actions, and hence, he would be a witness for them. Hazrat Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a witness for the Believers over their faith, for the non-Believers over their apostasy and for the hypocrites over their dual character.
 
There are some mislead individuals who feel it appropriate to believe that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been restricted to his Blessed Grave till the Day of Qiyamah and that it is out of his reach to travel wherever he pleases and to make himself present wherever he pleases.
 
Allah Ta’ala sent all the Prophets to our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the Mi’raj night. He became the Imaam, and they performed two rak’ahs of Salaah. It is thus seen that all the Prophets (alaihimus salaam) made Haaziri (were present) in Musjid al-Aqsa to perform Salaah with our Noble Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) being the Imaam. If Prophets cannot leave their Blessed Graves then how is it that all of the Prophets (alaihimus salaam) were present in Musjid al-Aqsa, on the blessed night of Mi’raj an-Nabi which occured long after the Wisaal of the other Prophets.
 
Shaikh Abd al-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlwi (radi Allahu anhu) states: “Allah Ta’ala has given the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) the strength and power to go anywhere he likes, he can go with his own body or only in soul. On the earth, in the sky, in the grave and the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) connection stays with his own shrine.” (Madarijun Nabuwat)
 
Imam Jalaaluddeen as-Suyuti (radi Allahu anhu) says, “To keep watch of his own followers’ work and to pray for their forgiveness; to pray for their abstention from bad deeds; to come and go in all parts of the world to give auspiciousness; if one pious person dies from his followers then to come and attend his Janazah (funeral), all this is done by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)”. (Intibahul Azkiyya)
 
It is recorded that at the time of the call to prayer (Adhan) the Shaitaan runs thirty-six miles away and returns in an instant after the completion of the Adhan. (Mishkaat) How can it be, that Allah Ta’ala’s Beloved, Huzoor-e-Aqdas Muhammad Mustafa (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is confined to his Blessed Grave while Shaitaan is freely running up and down, and that too, at high speeds!
 
Besides Shaitaan, even Angels have this ability. The Holy Qur’aan says: “…when death comes to any of you, Our Angels take his soul and they do not fail ” (Surah al-Anaam: 61). Relating to this it is written that, “For the Angel of Death the whole of the Earth is like a tray, so that he may take the souls as he pleases. There is no difficulty for the Angel of Death to take souls, even though there are many and at many different places !” (Tafseer Kabir Khazeen; Ruh-ul-Bayaan)
 
The speed of Jibra’eel (alaihis salaam) is such that, when Nabi Yusuf (alaihis salaam) was thrown into the well, Jibra’eel (alaihis salaam) travelled from Sidratul Muntaha to the bottom of the well. When Nabi Ibraheem (alaihis salaam) was about to sacrifice Nabi Ismail (alaihis salaam) and had his knife on the neck of Nabi Ismail (alaihis salaam), Jibra’eel (alaihis salaam), travelled from Sidratul Muntaha to the earth with a Ram.
 
The above events relate to an Angel and it’s abilities, but men of Allah (Awliya Allah) are also imbued with such powers. Asaf ibn Barkhiya’s taking the throne of Bilqis (the Queen of Sheba) to Hazrat Sulaiman (alaihis salaam) is also reported in the Holy Quran, (Surah Naml, Verses 39 and 40).
 
It is written in the book “Wahhabiyya”: “Tayy al-masaafa, that is, traversing long distances in a moment, is a Karaama (miracle) bestowed upon Awliya’. It is Waajib to believe in this.”
 
Ibn Hajar al-Haitami (radi Allahu anhu) wrote in his Fatawa: “The number of those who said that if a Wali (saint) goes to a very distant place in the West (in a short time) after he has performed the evening Salaat and if the sun has not set there yet, he need not perform the evening Salaat for the second time at that place, are many.”
 
Concerning the questioning (of the dead person) in the grave, the third question that will be asked by the Angels of the grave is, “Ma kunta taqulu fi haqqi hazar rajul” (meaning : “What did you have to say about this person?” (i.e. the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) When this question is asked the veil is removed from the dead person’s eyes so that he can see the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) who will be present (Haazir) in the grave. (Mishkaat Sharif; Sahih Bukhari) From this Hadith we learn that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is seen by the dead in person and not in some sort of mental thought, because the word “rajul” that is used in the question, in Arabic grammar refers to a real person made of flesh and bones.
 
So ,it is established that every person that dies sees the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his grave in person. Now, at any given time thousands of people around the world are buried and all these people see the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) at the same time and are asked the same question. This is ample proof that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) by the Grace of Allah Ta’ala can present himself in many places at the same time. All the ‘Ulama of Ahl as-Sunna agree with this.

 

RASOOLALLAH صلى الله عليه وسلمIS HAAZIR AND NAAZIR
Proof from the Hadith and Awliya Allah

Following the article concerning the undisputable proof from the Holy Quran, the proof
presented here from the Ahadith and the Awliya Allah, would Insha Allah further reinforce the
belief that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is indeed Haazir and Naazir.

Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has stated, “I see the entire world just as how I see the
palm of my hand.” [Jaa’al Haqqu Wazahaqal Baathil]

It is stated in the Hadith that Munkar and Nakeer ask the deceased in the grave, What did you
used to say about this man (Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)? [Mishkaat Shareef]
The marginal notes of Mishkaat state regarding this Hadith, “It has been said that the veils are
lifted for the deceased until he sees the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This is indeed
a grand glad-tiding.

Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Haqq Muhaddith Dehlwi (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes in its annotation, By
haazar rajulâ it is meant the praised being of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). [Ashiatul
Lamaat ]

Some people are of the opinion that haazar rajulâ (this man) points to the person in the deceased
person as mind i.e. What did you used to say about the person who is present in your mind?
However, this is incorrect because if that truly was the case, a deceased kaafir would not be asked
this question because his mind is free from Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Also, a
kaafir would not reply ,I don’t know to this question, but ask, Who are you referring to? By
him saying Laa Adri❠(I don’t know) proves that he sees Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
with his eyes but does not recognize him.

This proves that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is present in the grave during the
questioning by Munkar and Nakeer. That is why the Awliya Allah and lovers of Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) cherish death, so that they may see their beloved.

Thousands of deceased people are buried at one time throughout the world. So if Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is not Haazir and Naazir, how can he be present in all of these
places? It is now proven that there are veils on our vision which will be removed when we leave
this mundane world.

Once, Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radiallahu Taala Anh) sent Hazrat Saariya (Radiallahu Taala Anh) to
Nawaehind as the commander of an army. While performing a Khutba in Madina Shareef, he
began to proclaim, Sariyaah! Take the mountain! After some time, a messenger from that army
arrived and said, The enemies were just about to defeat us when we heard a voice say, Sariyaah!
Take the mountain!” So we put our backs towards the mountain and Allah Taala gave them
defeat.[Mishkaat Shareef]

If that is the state of the blessed companion of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that he
can be at Madinatul Munawwarah and help Hazrat Saariya (Radiallahu Taala Anh) and his army
in Nawaehind, is it so difficult to accept that our Master Muhammad Mustafa (Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam) can be at several places at once, assisting his Ummah in times of need and difficulty?
Imam Ahmad Qastalaani (Rahmatullah Alaih) states, There is no difference between the life and
demise of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He sees his Ummah and knows their
conditions, intentions and secrets at heart. All this is manifest for him with no obscurity.
[Mawaahibul Ladunniyya]

Hazrat Qaazi Ayaaz (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes, Whenever there is nobody in the house to make
Salaam to, say, Salaam be upon you, Ya Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the Mercy
and Blessings of Allah Taala. [Shifa Sharif ]

In the explanation of this extract, Mulla Ali Qaari (Rahmatullah Alaih) states,This is because the
soul (rooh) of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is Haazir in the homes of Muslims.
[Sharha Shifa]

Hujjatul Islam Hazrat Imam Ghazzali (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes,When you go into a  Masjid
then send Salaam to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) because Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is present (Haazir) in the mosques. [Mirqaat]
Discussing the internal conditions of Namaaz, during Tashahud, Hazrat Imam Ghazzali
(Rahmatullah Alaih) states, Deem the Noble Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) present and
his being Haazir in your heart and say, As-Salaamu Alaika Ayuhan Nabiyu wa Rahmatullahi wa
Barakaatuh. [Ihya-ul-Uloom, Vol. 1]

Hazrat Imam Jalaaluddin Suyuti (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes, It is proven from the Ahadith and
traditions that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) keeps an eye on his Ummah’s actions
throughout the earth, makes Astighfaar for their sins, and Dua for their afflictions to be removed.
He grants them Barkat and attends the Janaazah of a virtuous person who dies from his Ummah.
[Intibaahul Azkiya]

Imam-e-Azam Imam Abu Hanifa (Radiallahu Taala Anh) states, Ya Rasoolullah (Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam), whenever I listen, I hear only your remembrance, and when I look, I am able
to see nothing besides you. [Qaseeda Numaan] Subhaanallah! While living in Kufa Hazrat Imam
Abu Hanifa (Radiallahu Taala Anh) sees Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) everywhere.
Commenting on the Verse, And He is the Dominant over His bondmen and He sends guardians
over you, until when death comes to any of you, Our angels take his soul and they do not fail
[Surah 6, Verse 61], Allama Ismail Haqqi (Rahmatullah Alaih) states,Extracting souls is not
difficult for the Angel of Death, even if there is an extensive amount of souls which are spread
over several places. [Tafseer Roohul Bayaan] Tafseer Khaazin further states,There is no person
in a home or tent not visited by the Malakal Maut twice everyday. If this is the condition of
Malakal Maut, that he can be present at so many places at the same time, then what can be said
about our Master Muhammad Mustafa (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), who is the highest creation
of Allah Taala?

Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Taala Anh) states,The soul
of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), is watching you. He is pained, at seeing your
state.[Sirral Asraar wa Mazharal Anwaar]

With proof from the Glorious Quran, Ahadith as well as consensus of the Awliya Allah, only a
person who is heedless of the truth could deny the fact that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam) is Haazir and Naazir. If one still does not believe, then it is one’s responsibility to
search for the truth, because after one dies and realizes in the grave, when Rasoolullah (Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam) will be visibly present in front of you, then it will be too late.

May Allah Taala grant us the Taufeeq to recognise the truth and to keep away from falsehood and
those who spread falsehood, Ameen.

99 NAMES OF ALLAH, THEIR MEANINGS AND THEIR BENEFITS

Benefits of Reciting The Most Beautiful Names of Allah

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1. Allah (The Name of Allah)
If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times daily, Allah will remove all doubts and uncertainities from your heart and instill determination and faith. Insha-Allah.

2. Ar-Rahmaan (The Compassionate)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times daily after every Salaah (prayer), Allah will remove hard-heartedness and negligence from your heart. Insha-Allah.

3. Ar-Raheem (The Most Merciful)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times daily after every Salaah (prayer), Allah will safeguard you against all calamities and maladies. Insha-Allah.

4. Al-Malik (The Sovereign)
If you recite this name of Allah abundantly every day after Zawaal (the time of mid-day immediately before Duhr prayer), Allah will give you abundant wealth. Insha-Allah.

5. Al-Quddoos (The Most Holy)
If you recite this name of Allah abundantly every day, Allah will cure you of all spiritual sickness. Insha-Allah.

6. As-Salaam (The Bestower of Peace)
If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, Allah will protect you from all calamities and maladies. If you recite it 115 times and blow on a sick person, Allah will restore his health. Insha-Allah.

7. Al-Mu’min (The Granter of Security)
If you recite this name of Allah 630 times in times of fear, Allah will protect you from all calamities, mishaps and losses. If you write it on paper (or engrave it on a silver ring) and keep it with you (as Ta’weez), your physical and spiritual safety will remain the responsibility of Allah. Insha-Allah.

8. Al-Muhaymin (The Protector)
If you offer 2 rakaat Salaah after ghusl and read, with sincerity, this name of Allah 100 times, Allah will purify you physically and spiritually. If you recite it 115 times, Allah will acquaint you with the unseen. Insha-Allah.

9. Al-‘Azeez (The Mighty)
If you recite this name of Allah 40 times each day for 40 days, Allah will grant you honor and self-sufficiency. If you recite it 41 times daily with constancy, Allah will grant you honor and self-sufficiency, if you are being treated with dishonor. Insha-Allah.

10. Al-Jabbaar (The Compeller)
If you recite this name of Allah 226 times every morning and evening, Allah will safeguard you against the oppression of tyrants and despots. Insha-Allah.

11. Al-Mutakabbir (The Majestic)
If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will grant you honor and greatness. If you read it continually before any task, it will be accomplished. Insha-Allah.

12. Al-Khaaliq (The Creator)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times for 7 days, Allah will safeguard you against all adversities. If you form the habit of reciting it regularly, Allah will appoint an angel who will worship Allah continuously on your behalf. Insha-Allah.

13. Al-Baari’ (The Maker)
If a barren woman fasts for 7 days and each day, after making iftaar with water, reads  (Yaa-Baari’-Ul Musawwiru) 21 times, Allah will grant her male children. Insha-Allah.

14. Al-Musawwir (The Fashioner of Forms)
If a barren woman fasts for 7 days and each day, after making iftaar with water, reads  (Yaa-Baari’-Ul Musawwiru) 21 times, Allah will grant her male children. Insha-Allah.

15. Al-Ghaffaar (The Forgiver)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times after Jumma Salaah (prayer), you will soon begin to perceive Allah’s forgiveness. If you say  (Yaa-Ghaffaaru Ighfirli) daily after Asr Salaah (prayer), Allah will include you amongst those whom he has forgiven. Insha-Allah.

16. Al-Qahhaar (The Subduer)
If you recite this name of Allah continually, Allah will free you from the love of this world and, instead, Allah’s love will become inborn in your heart. Insha-Allah.

17. Al-Wahhaab (The Bestower)
If a poverty stricken person recites this name of Allah continuously or writes it and keeps it on him (as Taaweez) or recites this name of Allah 40 times in the last sajdah of Salaat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer), Allah will free him from poverty in an unexpected and amazing manner. Insha-Allah.
For particular need to be fulfilled, observe sajdah 3 times in the courtyard of the house or Masjid ( Masjid) and then lift your hands (as in Du’a) and recite this name of Allah 100 times, Allah will fulfill your need. Insha-Allah.

18. Ar-Razzaaq (The Provider)
Before Fajr Salaah (prayer), if you blow in all four corners of your house beginning from the right-hand corner while facing Qiblah, after reciting this name of Allah 10 times in each corner, Allah will open the doors of rizq (sustenance) for you; sickness and poverty will never enter your home. Insha-Allah.

19. Al-Fattaah (The Opener)
If you recite this name of Allah 70 times by placing both your hands on your bosom after Fajr Salaah (prayer), Allah will illumunate your heart with the Noor of Imaan. Insha-Allah.

20. Al-‘Aleem (The All-Knowing)
If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, Allah will open the gates of knowledge and wisdom for you. Moreover, your heart will be filled with the Ma’rifah (cognizance) of Allah. Insha-Allah.

21. Al-Qaabid (The Withholder)
If you write this name of Allah (with saffron or by the mere action of your finger) on four morsels of bread each day for 4 days and eat them, Allah will safeguard you against hunger, thirst, injuries, pain etc. Insha-Allah.

22. Al-Baasit (The Expander)
If you recite this name of Allah 10 times daily by lifting your hands towards the heavens (as in Du’a) after Salaat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer) and thereafter pass your hands across the face (as when finsihing Du’a), Allah will grant you self-sufficiency and independence. Insha-Allah.

23. Al-Khaafid (The Abaser)
If you recite this name of Allah 500 times, Allah will fulfill your needs and remove all your difficulties. If you fast for 3 days and on the fourth day say this beautiful name 70 times while sitting in seclusion, you will gain victory over your enemy. Insha-Allah.

24. Ar-Raafi’ (The Exalter)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times in the middle of the fourteenth night of every lunar month, Allah will grant you self-sufficiency and independence of the entire creation. Insha-Allah.

25. Al-Mu’iz (The Bestower of Honor)
If you recite this name of Allah 40 times after Maghrib Salaah (prayer) on every Monday and Friday, Allah will grant you honor and reverence. Insha-Allah.

26. Al-Mudhil (The Humiliator)
If you make Du’a for protection after reciting this name of Allah 75 times, Allah will protect you from the evils of envious persons, oppressors and enemies. Insha-Allah.
If you fear a particular enemy then, after reciting this name of Allah 75 times, you may observe sajdah and invoke Allah’s help against the enemy in the following manner: “O Allah! Protect me from the evils of so and so.”, Allah will grant you protection. Insha-Allah.

27. As-Sami’ (The All-Hearing)
If you recite this name of Allah 500 times or 50 times on Thurday after offering Salaat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer), Allah will surely grant your Du’as. Insha-Allah. It is necessary that no talking be done during the course of reciting it.
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times on a Thursday between the Sunnah and Fardh of Fajr Salaah (prayer), Allah will favour you with with His special blessings. Insha-Allah.

28. Al-Baseer (The All-Seeing)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times after the Jumma Salaah (prayer) constantly, Allah will grant strength to your eye-sight and Noor (light) to your heart. Insha-Allah.

29. Al-Hakam (The Judge)
If you recite this name of Allah 99 times while in the state of Wudhu during the last portion of the night, Allah will cause your heart to perceive all secrets and to be filled with Noor (light). If you recite this name on a Friday night in such a manner that you grow euphoric and ecstatic then Allah will cherish your heart with manifestations and inspirations. Insha-Allah.

30. Al-‘Adl (The Just)
If you write this name of Allah (with saffron or by the mere action of your finger) on 20 pieces of bread on the day or night of Jumma and consume it, Allah will cause the entire creation to become subservient to you. Insha-Allah.

31. Al-Lateef (The Most Affectionate, The Knower of Subtleties)
If you recite this name of Allah 133 times daily, Allah will grant abundance in your rizq (sustenance) and cause all your tasks to be accomplished without difficulties. If you are afflicted with poverty, misery, sickness, loneliness or any adversity, then you should make Wudhu in the proper manner and offer 2 rakaat Salaah (prayer) and then bearing in mind the objective, recite this name of Allah 100 times. Allah will surely grant you deliverance. Insha-Allah.

32. Al-Khabeer (The All-Aware)
If you recite this name of Allah continually for seven days, you will begin to perceive hidden secrets. If you have insatiable desire for pleasure, recite this name of Allah continually. Allah will free you from such base desires. Insha-Allah

33. Al-Haleem (The Forbearing)
If you write this name of Allah on paper, soak it in water and then sprinkle or rub the water on something, then Barakah (Allah’s blessing) will be imparted to it and Allah will safeguard it against all calamities. Insha-Allah

34. Al-‘Azeem (The Magnificient)
If you recite this name of Allah constantly, you will be graced with great honor and dignity. Insha-Allah.

35. Al-Ghafoor (The Forgiving)
If you recite this name of Allah frequently, all your maladies, sorrow and grief will be removed. Barakah (Allah’s blessing) will be imparted to your wealth and offsprings.
As related in a hadith, if you recite  (Yaa-Rabbigh-firli) 3 times while in sajdah, Allah will forgive all your past sins and any sins that you may commit in future. Insha-Allah.

36. Ash-Shakoor (The Grateful)
If you recite this name of Allah 41 times while facing any difficulties (financial, physical, spritual, mental etc), Allah will grant deliverance soon. Insha-Allah.

37. Al-‘Aliyy (The Highest)
If you recite this name of Allah daily and constantly and keep with you a written copy of it, Allah will exalt you, grant affluence and fulfill all your desires. Insha-Allah.

38. Al-Kabeer (The Greatest)
If you have been dismissed from a post, then fast for seven days and each day recite this name of Allah 1000 times, Allah will reinstate you to your post and grace you with honor and dignity. Insha-Allah.

39. Al-Hafeez (The Preserver)
If you recite this name of Allah daily and constantly, and keep with you a written copy of it, Allah will protect you from all hazards, losses and harmful things. Insha-Allah.

40. Al-Muqeet (The Sustainer)
If you recite this name of Allah 7 times and blow in a bowl of water and drink it yourself or allow someone else to drink from it or to take a deep breath from the bowl, Allah will fulfill all your desires soon. Insha-Allah.

41. Al-Haseeb (The Reckoner)
If you fear any human being or any thing, recite  (Hasbiyallaahul-Haseebu) 70 times in the morning and 70 times at night for eight days starting from Thursday, Allah will grant you protection against the evil of the person or thing you fear. Insha-Allah.

42. Al-Jaleel (The Exalted)
If you write  (Yaa Jaleelu) on a paper with saffron or musk and keep it with you as a Ta’weez, Allah will give you honor, greatness, rank and dignity. Insha-Allah.

43. Al-Kareem (The Generous)
If you wish to be revered and honored by the Ulama and pious people recite this name of Allah continually and fall asleep. Allah will fulfill your wish. Insha-Allah.

44. Ar-Raqeeb (The Watchful)
If you recite this name of Allah 7 times each day and blow on yourself and your family, Allah will protect you and your wealth from destruction and calamities. Recite this name of Allah all the time to be safeguarded at all times. Insha-Allah.

45. Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive)
If you recite this name of Allah constantly, you will perceive that all your Du’as are being granted. Insha-Allah.

46. Al-Waasi’ (The All-Encompassing)
If you recite this name of Allah repeatedly, Allah will grant you spiritual and material self-sufficiency and independence. Insha-Allah.

47. Al-Hakeem (The Wise)
If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will open the doors of knowledge and wisdom for you. If you want a particular task to be accomplished recite this name Of Allah frequently and constantly. Insha-Allah.

48. Al-Wadood (The Most Loving)
If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times, blow on food, and consume it along with your spouse, Allah will settle all your disputes and differences and create a strong bond of love and affection . Insha-Allah.

49. Al-Majeed (The Most Glorious)
A person who has contracted a fatal disease such as pox, leprosy etc. should fast on the 13th, 14th and 15th of the lunar month and after breaking fast recite this name of Allah profusely, blow on water and drink it. He will soon be cured. Insha-Allah.

50. Al-Baa’ith (The Resurrector)
If you place your hand on your bosom and recite this name of Allah 101 times at bedtime, your heart will become alive with knowledge and wisdom. Insha-Allah.

51. Ash-Shaheed (The Witness)
If you wish your disobedient wife or children become obedient, place your hand on their forehead and recite this name of Allah 21 times and blow on them. They will soon become obedient. Insha-Allah.

52. Al-Haqq (The Truth)
If your family member is missing or absconding or if your belongings have been stolen, write this name of Allah on all 4 corners of a square paper. At the time of Sehri place the paper on your palms and lift it toward the heavens and make Du’a. The missing person or the stolen goods will be returned soon, free from any harm or damage. Insha-Allah.

53. Al-Wakeel (The Trustee)
If you fear any calamity caused by an act of Allah, recite this name of Allah repeatedly, you will be protected from all calamities. Insha-Allah.

54. Al-Qawiyy (The Most Strong)
If you are genuinely oppressed or victimized, recite this name of Allah profusely with a view to counteracting the oppressor. Allah will render you proctection. Insha-Allah. This should never be done if circumstances do not warrant.

55. Al-Mateen (The Firm)
If a lady’s breasts do not yield milk, write this name of Allah on a piece of paper, soak it in water and make her drink it. Her breasts will abound in milk. Insha-Allah.

56. Al-Waliyy (The Patron)
If your wife is of ill character, recite this name of Allah constantly in her presence. She will soon become of good character. Insha-Allah.

57. Al-Hameed (The Praiseworthy)
If you recite this name of Allah in seclusion 93 times for 45 days, all your evil habits and bad qualities will change into good habits. Insha-Allah.

58. Al-Muhsee (The Reckoner)
If you recite this name of Allah 20 times daily and blow it on 20 pieces of bread and consume it, Allah will make the entire creation subservient to you. Insha-Allah.

59. Al-Mubdi’ (The Originator)
If you place your hand on the stomach of your pregnant wife and recite this name of Allah 99 times at the time of Sehri, she will not have a miscarriage or give birth prematurely. Insha-Allah.

60. Al-Mu’eed (The Restorer)
If a person is lost, recite this name of Allah 70 times in each corner of the house during the night when everyone is asleep. The missing person will either return within 7 days or his whereabouts will be known within that period. Insha-Allah.

61. Al-Muhyee (The Giver of Life)
If you are sick, recite this name of Allah repeatedly, your health will be restored. If you recite this name of Allah repeatedly and blow on a sick person, his health will be restored. If you recite this name of Allah 89 times and blow on yourself, Allah will safeguard you against all obstacles and bondages. Insha-Allah.

62. Al-Mumeet (The Giver of Death)
If you have no control over yourself, place your hand on your bosom and recite this name of Allah continuously before falling asleep. Allah will give you the strength to control yourself. Insha-Allah.

63. Al-Hayy (The Ever-Living)
If you desire sound health recite this name of Allah 3000 times daily. If you are sick, write this name of Allah in a bowl with musk and rose water, then wash the inscription with water and drink it, Allah will soon cure you. Insha-Allah.

64. Al-Qayyoom (The Self-Subsisting Sustainer of All)
If you recite this name of Allah continuously, you will attain honor and dignity amongst people. If you recite this name of Allah constantly in seclusion, you will become wealthy. If you continuously recite  (Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyoomu) after Fajr until sunrise, your laziness will vanish. Insha-Allah.

65. Al-Waajid (The Finder)
If you recite this name of Allah continuously while having food, the food will become a source of strength, illumination and Noor (light) for your heart. Insha-Allah.

66. Al-Maajid (The Glorious)
If you recite this name of Allah in seclusion to such an extent and in such a manner that you become euphoric, the Noor (light) of Allah will soon become evident in your heart. Insha-Allah.

67. Al-Waahid/Al-Ahad (The One)
If you desire good and pious children, write this name of Allah and keep it with you all the time, Allah will fulfill your desire. Insha-Allah.

68. As-Samad (The Eternally Besought)
If you place your head in Sajdah at the time of Sehri and recite this name of Allah 115 or 125 times, Allah will grant you spiritual and physical truthfulness. If you recite this name of Allah constantly in the state of Wudhu, Allah will soon make you independent of the entire creation. Insha-Allah.

69. Al-Qaadir (The Omnipotent)
If you offer 2 rakaat Salaah (prayer) and recite this name of Allah 100 times, Allah will humble and disgrace your enemies (provided you are justified). If you recite this name of Allah 41 times before undertaking a difficult task, the difficulty will be removed. Insha-Allah.

70. Al-Muqtadir (The Powerful)
If you recite this name of Allah 20 times after waking up from sleep, Allah will ensure all your tasks are fulfilled efficiently. Insha-Allah.

71. Al-Muqaddim (The Expediter)
If you recite this name of Allah abundantly at the time of war or during a righteous struggle in the path of Allah, Allah will give you courage to make advances and safeguard you from the enemy. If you recite this name of Allah at all times, you will be come obedient and submissive to Allah. Insha-Allah.

72. Al-Mu’akhkhir (The Delayer)
If you recite this name of Allah frequently, you will soon resort to genuine repentance. If you recite this name of Allah 100 times daily, you will become dear to and a favorite of Allah. Insha-Allah.

73. Al-Awwal (The First)
If you desire male children, recite this name of Allah 40 times daily for 40 days, Allah will fulfill your desire. If any wayfarer recite this name of Allah 1000 times on a Friday, he will soon return to his people safe and sound. Insha-Allah.

74. Al-Aakhir (The Last)
If you wish
that the love for Allah gets firmly established in your heart or
•   that the love of anything or anyone besides Allah be driven out of your heart or
•   to compensate for all your sins
•   to die in a state of Imaan
recite this name of Allah 1000 times daily, Allah will fulfill your wish. Insha-Allah.

75. Az-Zaahir (The Manifest)
If you recite this name of Allah 500 times daily after Ishraaq Salaah (prayer), Allah will cause your eyes and heart to be filled with Noor (light). Insha-Allah.

76. Al-Baatin (The Hidden)
If you recite this name of Allah 33 times daily, you will soon begin to perceive the deeper secrets of Allah and a strong bond of love and affection will form between you and Allah. If you recite  (Huwal-Awwalu Wal-Aakhiru Wad-Dhaahiru Wal-Baatinu Wahuwa Alaa Kulli Shaiyyin Qadeer) continously after offering 2 rakaat Salaah, all your needs will be fulfilled. Insha-Allah.

77. Al-Waalee (The Governer)
If you recite this name of Allah repeatedly, Allah will safeguard you from all unexpected calamities. If this name of Allah is inscribed in a new earthen cup or jug and it is filled with water and the water is sprinkled in the house, the house will be safeguarded against all calamities. If you wish to subdue another person recite this name of Allah 11 times, Allah will fulfill your wish. Insha-Allah.

78. Al-Muta’aalee (The Most Exalted)
If you recite this name of Allah continously, Allah will solve all your problems soon. If a woman recites this name of Allah abundantly during her menstruation, Allah will relieve her from all ailments. Insha-Allah.

79. Al-Barr (The Source of All Goodness)
If you are in the habit of taking intoxicants or committing adultery or indulging in any other evil, recite this name of Allah 7 times daily. Allah will guide you. If you recite this name of Allah excessively, Allah will expel the love of this world from your heart. If you recite this name of Allah 7 times and blow on your child soon after birth, Allah will grant your child protection from calamities until puberty. Insha-Allah.

80. At-Tawwaab (The Acceptor of Repentance)
If you desire that Allah guide you to sincere repentance, recite this name of Allah 360 times daily after Salat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer), Allah will fulfill your desire. If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, all your tasks will be accomplished without any difficulty. If you recite this name of Allah 10 times in the presence of a tyrant, you will soon be freed from the opression of the tyrant. Insha-Allah.

81. Al-Muntaqim (The Avenger)
If you are justified and desire to take revenge against your enemy, but haven’t the power to do so, recite this name of Allah continously for 3 Fridays, Allah Himself will take revenge on your behalf. Insha-Allah.

82. Al-‘Afuww (The Pardoner)
If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, Allah will forgive you. Insha-Allah.

83. Ar-Ra’oof (The Most Kind)
If you desire that the entire creation become affectionate towards you (and vice-versa), recite this name of Allah repeatedly. If you desire that your anger be subdued, recite Darood 10 times and this name of Allah 10 times. If you recite Darood 10 times and this name of Allah 10 times and blow on an angry person, his anger will be subdued. Insha-Allah.

84. Maalik-ul-Mulk (The Owner of Sovereignity)
If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will grant you wealth, self-sufficiency and independence. Insha-Allah.

85. Dhul-Jalaali Wal-Ikraam (Majestic and Benevolent)
If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will grant you honor, dignity and self-sufficiency. Insha-Allah.

86. Al-Muqsit (The Just)
If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will protect you from evil doubts created by the Shaytaan. If you recite this name of Allah 700 times for a purpose, Allah will fulfill it. Insha-Allah.

87. Al-Jaami’ (The Gatherer)
If your family or relatives are scattered (due to war, earthquate, floods or other calamities), take bath at the time of Doha (Chast), lift your gaze toward the heavens and recite this name of Allah 10 times closing one finger each time, until all 10 fingers are closed. Afterwards pass your hands across your face as when completing Du’a. The disperse members of your family will soon come together. Insha-Allah.

88. Al-Ghaniyy (The Self-Sufficient)
If you recite this name of Allah 70 times daily, Allah will grant you self-sufficiency and Barakah in your wealth. If you are afflicted with physical or spiritual sickness or any difficulty, recite this name of Allah abundantly and blow on your entire body. Allah will soon heal you and relieve you of your difficulty. Insha-Allah.

89. Al-Mughnee (The Enricher)
If you recite Darood 11 times, recite this name of Allah 1111 times, recite Darood again 11 times and then Surah Muzzammil (Surah 73) after Fajr or Isha Salaah (prayer) , you will be granted both material and spiritual wealth. Insha-Allah.

90. Al-Maani’ (The Preventer of Harm)
If you have any disputes with your spouse, recite this name of Allah 20 times while lying down on the bed, the dispute will be settled and love and affection will result. If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will safeguard you against all calamities. If you recite this name of Allah for any legitimate purpose, Allah will fulfill it. Insha-Allah.

91. Ad-Daar (The Distresser)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times on the eve of Jumma (Friday), Allah will safeguard you against all physical and spiritual calamities and draw you nearer to Allah. Insha-Allah.

92. An-Naafi’ (The Propitious)
If you recite this name of Allah abundantly during travel, Allah will safeguard you against all hazards. If you recite this name of Allah 41 times before a task, it will be accomplished efficiently. If you recite this name of Allah prior to intercourse, Allah will grant you good and pious children. Insha-Allah.

93. An-Noor (The Light)
If you recite this name of Allah 1001 times after reciting Surah Noor (Surah 24), you heart will be illuminated with the Noor (light) of Allah. Insha-Allah.

94. Al-Haadee (The Guide)
If you raise both hands (as in Du’a) while lifting your gaze toward the heavens and recite this name of Allah several times and then pass both your hands on your face (as when completing Du’a), Allah will grant you complete guidance and associate you with the devout and pious. Insha-Allah.

95. Al-Badee’ (The Originator)
If you are in grief, recite  (Yaa-Badee-us-Samaawaati-Wal-Ardh) 1000 times, Allah will soon grant you relief from your misery. If a particular task is to be undertaken, but you are not certain as to its feasibility, recite this name of Allah before falling asleep, you will receive guidance in a dream. Insha-Allah.

96. Al-Baaqee (The Everlasting)
If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times on the night of Jumma (Friday), Allah will grant you protection and accept all your good deeds. Insha-Allah.

97. Al-Waarith (The Ultimate Inheritor)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times at sunrise, Allah will protect you against all sorrows, hardships and calamities and you will die as a Mu’min (believer). If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Salaah (prayer), Allah will safeguard you from confusions, agitations and disturbances. Insha-Allah.

98. Ar-Rasheed (The Guide to the Right Path)
If you are unsure how to complete a particular task or are unable to work out plans for the task, recite this name of Allah 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Salaah (prayer), the plan will become evident to you in a dream or by instinct. If you recite this name of Allah daily, Allah will safeguard you against all mishaps and grant you financial progress. Insha-Allah.

99. As-Saboor (The Patient One)
If you recite this name of Allah 100 times before sunrise, Allah will safeguard you against all calamities for the remainder of the day and prevent your enemies from uttering a single word against you. If you are in difficulty, recite this name of Allah 1020 times, Allah will soon provide you relief and contentment of the heart. Insha-Allah.

Destruction of Maqam / Mazaar / Shrine / Dargah by Salafi / Wahabi regime.

On 21 April 1926 (Wednesday, 8 Shawwal 1344 A.H.), the mausoleums in al-Baqi were destroyed by king Ibn Saud. In the same year, he also demolished the tombs of holy persons at Mualla Cemetery in Mecca where Muhammad ‘s first wife Khadijah, his grandfather and other ancestors are buried.[2] This happened despite protests by the international Islamic community.

How Wahabis destroyed the Graveyard of Jannatul Baqi ?

Jannat-ul-Baqi’ is a much revered graveyard located in Madinah Munawwarah in Saudi Arabia. Many great personalities of the Ahle Bait (a.s.), immaculate members of his (s.a.w.a.) household including his (s.a.w.a.) successors are laid to rest here:
  1. Hazrat Fatemah al-Zahra (a.s.), the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) highly-revered daughter
  2. Imam Hasan b. Ali – Al Mujtaba (a.s.)
  3. Imam Ali b. Husain – Zain al-Aabedeen (a.s.)
  4. Imam Muhammad b. Ali – Al-Baqir (a.s.) and
  5. Imam Jafar b. Muhammad – Al-Sadiq (a.s.)
In addition to the successors of the Messenger (s.a.w.a.), prominent and famous companions of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his (s.a.w.a.) close relatives are also buried here:
  1. Abbas b. Abdul Muttalib (Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) uncle)
  2. Safiyyah bint Abdil Muttallib and Aatika bint Abdil Muttalib (Prophet’s aunts (s.a.w.a.))
  3. Ibrahim b. Muhammad (Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) son)
  4. Hazrat Fatima binte Asad (Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) aunt and Ameerul Momineen’s (a.s.) mother (a.s.))
  5. Aqeel b. Abi Talib (Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) cousin and Ameerul Momineen’s (a.s.) brother)
  6. Muhammad b. Ali b. Abi Taalib, famous as Muhammad-e-Hanafiyyah (his mother’s name was Hanafiyyah)
  7. Hazrat Ummul Baneen (mother of Hazrat Abul Fazl Abbas b. Ali b. Abi Taalib (a.s.))
  8. Ismail b. Imam Sadiq (a.s.)
  9. Abdullah b. Jafar-e-Tayyaar (a.s.)
These are the individuals buried in Baqi’ and their graves were adorned with mausoleums and tombs. Even today Muslims have preserved pictures of the tombs and these are widely available on internet websites. These tombs were present till 8th Shavval 1344 A.H. Apart from these great personalities, graves of approximately seven thousand famous companions are located in Baqi’. Similarly, many scholars of the early days of Islam are also buried here, like Imam Maalik – the founder of the Maaliki sect. Like with other graves, a tomb was also built over his grave.

The first attack on Baqi’ – 1220 A.H.

The attack was first engineered by the Wahhabis in 1220 A.H. i.e. when the first Saudi government was overthrown by the Ottoman government. In 1220 A.H. Wahhabis entered Medinah to demolish Baqi’ and tried to demolish many mosques instead of Baqi’. They initially tried to pull down the dome of the mausoleum of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) but apparently refrained due to fear of reprisal.
The Ottoman government renovated the mausoleums and Shias and Sunnis from all over the world accumulated funds for its renovation. Consequently, beautiful tombs were created in Baqi’ and visitors from all over the world at the time of Hajj, Umrah and Ziyaarah paid their respects to these tombs.
However, this was just the beginning of the nightmare for the Islamic world.

The Day of Demolition

The Day of Demolition as it came to be known later was the day of breaking down of all mausoleums and tombs in Baqi’.
In 1344 A.H. when Aal-e-Saud – Saudi family gained complete control of Makkah, Madinah and its neighborhood, they decided to wipe out the signs of the holy places, Jannatul Baqi’, companions and family of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) from the map of Islam. For this, they obtained rulings from the scholars of Madinah to make it easy for themselves and to gain support of the people of Hijaz who were previously not ready for their rule.

Rulings for Demolition

Aal-e-Saud dispatched the Chief Justice Sulaiman b, Bulaihar so that he could obtain the desired rulings from the scholars of Madinah. For this, he posed questions to the scholars of Madinah in such a manner that the answers, as per the Wahhabi viewpoint, were present in the questions themselves. Similarly, the jurists (muftis) were informed beforehand to respond with the desired answers or they would be declared polytheists and killed if they failed to repent. The questions and answers were published in a Makkah-based magazine ‘Ummul Qura’ in the Shavval 1344 A.H. edition.
Sulaiman b. Bulaihar posed the following question:
  1. What do the scholars of Al-Madinahh Al-Munawwarah, may Allah increase their knowledge and understanding, have to say – Is it permissible to construct a structure and mosque over graves?
  2. If it is not permissible and Islam strongly prohibits it, then is it obligatory to demolish them and stop Muslims from praying namaz there?
  3. Can graves, structures and tombs constructed on an endowed land like Baqi’ whose some parts are not useful considered as usurped? Should not they be demolished at the earliest to do away with the oppression perpetrated on the deserving ones?
The scholars of Madinah, out of fear and greed replied to Sulaiman ibn Bulaihar as stated below:
Building a structure over graves has been collectively prohibited in traditions. Hence many scholars have given the verdict of the necessity of breaking them and we would like to take support of a tradition on the authority of Imam Ali (a.s.) wherein he instructed Abil Hayyaj: I command you to accomplish something which the Messenger of God (s.a.w.a.) had ordered me. It is that you destroy any image and any grave that you see before making it level (with the ground).
At this stage, we do not wish to comment on this tradition except that Quran permits building of a structure on graves as advocated in Surah Kahf (18): Verse XX. The Muslim nation is united on this reality and has been building graves in every era. In fact, the companions have never opposed building structure over graves, which explains why tombs and mausoleums existed in Baqi’ until they were destroyed and the graves of the first and second caliphs continue to be enshrined.
Lastly, the tradition of Abil Hayyaj, which the Wahhabis quote freely, is unreliable as it does not meet the criteria of a Sahih tradition from aspects of text and chain of narrators and more importantly contravenes the Noble Quran, the foremost test of a tradition’s reliability.

Destruction and Looting

Between 1205 A.H. and 1217 A.H., the Wahhabis attempted to occupy Hijaz several times but failed until they captured Taaef in 1217 A.H. killing many Muslims in the process. In 1218 A.H., they attacked Makkah and destroyed all the holy places including the structure built over the well of Zam Zam.
In 1216 A.H., in the month of Zilqad, the Wahhabis attacked the holy city of Karbala, laid a siege to it, killed many people in the streets and markets and plundered it until midday before fleeing the city with lot of wealth and goods. Saud himself took one-fifth of the looted amount and gave one part of the remaining loot to the soldiers on foot and two parts to the horsemen (because as per them this was a war against the disbelievers).
Attack on the Holy City of Makkah.
In 1344 A.H. i.e. 1925 A.D. before the Wahhabis attacked Jannatul Baqi’, they attacked the graveyard of Makkah which is still known as Jannat ul Mo’alla and is the most venerated cemetery after Baqi’. The Prophet of God (s.a.w.a.) used to visit this graveyard, where
  1. His (s.a.w.a.) great grandfather Abdul Manaf
  2. Grandfather Abdul Muttalib (a.s.)
  3. Uncle Abu Talib (a.s.) and
  4. Wife Khadija (s.a.) are buried.
There was a mausoleum and a tomb on each of their graves. The Wahabbis demolished all of them before turning towards Madinah. It should be noted that their destructive aims were accomplished only after many Muslims were martyred in the skirmishes. The Wahhabis did not stop at killing; they made sure to plunder the mausoleums afterwards.

Destruction and Disrespect of Baqi’

It was on Wednesday, 8th Shavval 1344 A.H. i.e. 21st April 1925, under the commandership of Abdul Aziz b. Saud – the Wahhabis surrounded Madinah and fought its defenders and evicted the officials of the Ottoman government out of Madinah and then went on to destroy the graves of Imams (a.s.) i.e. grave of Imam Hasan-e-Mujtaba (a.s.), Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.), Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) and Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.).
Other graves were also not spared viz. those of Abbas b. Abdil Muttalib, Safiyya bint Abdil Muttalib, Aatika bint Abdil Muttalib, Ibrahim son of Messenger (s.a.w.a.), Ummul Baneen, Ismael b. Imam Sadiq (a.s.), Abdullah b. Jafar-e-Tayyaar, Halimah-e-Sa’diyyah and approximately seven thousand companions of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.a.). Imam Malik’s grave was also demolished.
Killing and Plunder by the Wahhabis
Whenever the Wahabbis attacked the holy places, they not only killed Muslim men, women, children and the aged, but also plundered the streets and markets and escaped with abundant wealth.
Historians have documented that the Wahhabis looted forty trunks of diamonds, ornaments, and rubies and nearly one hundred swords with pure gold sheaths laden with diamonds and rubies from the mausoleums of Baqi’ in Madinah.
The Ruthlessness and Mercilessness of the Wahabbis
Noted historian Jameel Siddiqui Zahavi has documented details of the Wahhabi attack on Taaef – The head of a suckling child was severed while still clutched to the mother’s neck. People gathering the Holy Quran were killed. When houses were abandoned out of fear, they entered shops and mosques and killed the people in varying states of worship – be it bowing or prostration. Books, mostly Quran and books of jurisprudence including extracts from Sahih-e-Bukhari and Muslim were thrown in the markets and trampled on.
Such killing and plundering was not surprising from the followers of Muhammad b. Abdul Wahhab as they deemed other Muslims as disbelievers and polytheists and considered Makkah and Madinah as House of War and House of Disbelief which they redeemed after gaining control over it.
Views of the great jurist Ayatullah al-Uzma Lutfullah Saafi Gulpaigani (r.a.)
The great and renowned jurist and Marja-e-Taqleed of the Shias, author of various books, defender of Imamat and Wilayat of Ahle Bait (a.s.), the propagator of Imamat and Wilayat with the special grace of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.), the author of the renowned book Muntakhab al-Asar fi al-Imam al-Saani Ashar, declared Sunday 8th Shavval, as a day of great calamity for the Muslim nation. He declared – This calamity has occurred not only on the Shias and the Ahle Bait (a.s.) but on the entire Muslim nation and is a loss and detriment which has befallen on Islam through this most deplorable incident and appalling action. It is a loss equal to several losses put together.

The Holy Mausoleum in the History of Islam

Ayatullah Saafi Gulpaigani (r.a.) has declared the blessed mausoleums and other effects related to Imams (a.s.) as the complete history of Islam. He stated – Wahhabis have destroyed the history of Islam and worse is that in these eighty years, they did not stop at only this act but destroyed and desolated everything which bore a trace the Prophet’s Ahle Bait (a.s.). These were memorials of Islam, blessings of Islam and the history of Islam does not have any apparent signs without them.
This great jurist of the Shias has pointed towards the fact that all nations and religions have protected and renovated their historical signs and effects. This act persuades the Muslims to protect and safeguard the corporal history of Islam. He declared – Just as these symbols are protected in the entire world, the signs of Islam should also be protected so that whoever is blessed with the visitation of Makkah and Madinah, witnesses Islam closely even centuries after its advent.
Ayatullah Saafi Gulpaigani (r.a.) blames the enemies of Islam and the selfish nature of the Salafis for this incident and elaborates – The real intention of the enemies of Islam and the Salafis is to destroy Islam and since they found this act as a debasement and an ignominy for themselves, they persuaded a group to commit this crime.

A ‘Day of Grief’ for Muslims

Ayatullah Saafi Gulpaigani (r.a.) addressed the Muslims, particularly the Shias and said – The Shias and Muslims should be aggrieved and sorrowful on this day (8th Shavval) and should curse and condemn these criminals.
Certainly the Proof of Allah – Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) is also mournful and grief-stricken when he witnesses the desolate state of Baqi’, particularly the state of his grandmother, Hazrat Zahra (s.a.) and his forefathers’ (a.s.) graves.
 
 
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