Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Desire of the Disciple...

Prophet Sulaiman (Alaihis Salaam) (Solomon) and his Sahabi Tubbah Harreri (Tab’a Hamiri) visited Tyeba/Medina which was called Yathrib (Iatribu, Lathrippa).
Prophet Sulaiman (Alaihis Salaam) ordered his Tahath (Throne) to lower down at a place called Yathrib and told his sahabi Tubbha Harreri that this is the place where the Prophet of the prophet's is going to arrive.
Tubbha Harreri was surprised and replied: "This Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم, Is He going to be higher in Status then you?"
Hazrat Sulaiman (Alaihis Salaam) Replied: "If He was here, I would tie His Shoe Laces"
Tubbah Harrieri then requested Hazrat Sulaiman (Alaihis Salaam) if he could stay here and wait for the King of all prophet's?
Hazrat Sulaiman (Alaihis Salaam) Replied, "Yes, if you so wish!" [ Here]


Sayyiduna Isa (Jesus) passed by a luminous mountain that was sparkling with light.
He said to Allah عزوجل; ''O Allah عزوجل! Bless this mountain with the power to speak.'' 

The mountain spoke and said; ''O Rooh Allah Ala Nabiyyina wa Alayhi Salatu wa Salam!
What do you desire?'' 
He replied; ''Tell me your state.'' 
The mountain said; ''A person lives inside me.'' Sayyiduna Isa (Jesus)
عليه السلام said to Allah عزوجل; ''Allow me to see him.'' 
The mountain split open and a 
very handsome pious man emerged from it. This pious man said;
''I am the follower of Sayyiduna Musa (Moses) عليه السلام.
I supplicated to Allah عزوجل that He let me live until the time of His beloved Messenger صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم so that I may have the honour of seeing him and also be privileged of becoming his follower.  Al-HamduLillah! I have been busy worshipping Allah inside this mountain for 600 years.'' 
Sayyiduna Isa (Jesus) عليه السلام asked Allah ''O Allah عزوجل! Is there anyone on this earth dearer to you than this person?''
Allah عزوجل answered; ''O Isa! Whoever from the Ummah (community) of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم fasts for a single day in the month of Rajab, is dearer to me than this person.'' 
[Imam Abd al-Rahman bin Abd al-Salam al-Safoori ash-Shafi’i al-Ash’ari رحمه الله in Nuzhat al-Majalis, Vol. 1, p. 155]



"...The snake was given speech and it replied,
“ Oh Prophet of Allah salla, one day long ago I heard a word of the Prophet Isa who said,’ After may time there will come a Prophet and his name will be Ahmad. This Prophet will endure great tribulations at the hands of his own people. He will flee from them and hide in a cave for three days. This is written in the Holy Book of the Injil.’
Since I first heard these words, 450 years have passed by, and for all that time I have been living in this cave and waiting. Since i first heard this Prophet’s name, I became enamoured with him. I have spent my time opening holes like windows in this rock so that I might catch a glimpse of this Prophet salla when his time has come. Now it has come, and this good friend of yours has nothing better to do than close all my carefully excavated windows. That is why I felt I had to bite him, oh Muhammad  salla. ”
Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan Gangohi (d.1996CE) *… once related this story which is mentioned in his Malfoozaat (spiritual discourses).  He mentioned that this snake which attacked Abu bakar (R.A.) in Cave Thoor was one of the disciples of Isaa (A.S.) and not Jinn. 
He forwarded his desire of seeing the Prophet (S.A.W.) to Isaa (A.S.). 
Isaa (A.S.) in turn made Duaa to the Almighty Allah to fulfil the desire of his disciple. 
This Duaa was accepted with the condition that he would have to take the form of a snake in order to see the Prophet (S.A.W.). 
The disciple accepted this condition and was turned into a snake.  The disciple (in his snake form) hid in Cave Thoor after coming to know that the Prophet (S.A.W.) will stop in this cave at the time of Hijrah on his way to Madinah.
When the Prophet (S.A.W.) and Abu bakar (R.A.), at the time of Hijrah stopped at this cave, Abu bakar (R.A.) entered the cave and began filling up the holes in it to prevent any venomous creature from harming the Prophet (S.A.W.).  He managed to cover all the holes except one which he covered by placing his heel on it.  On seeing this, the disciple bit Abu bakar (R.A.) so that he may remove his foot which would then allow him to see the blessed face of the Prophet (S.A.W.).  (Malfoozaat Faqihul Ummat, Page 40) * [Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (1907–1996) was an Indian Mufti and Islamic scholar. He served as The Top Grand Mufti of India as well as being The Head Mufti at Darul Uloom Deoband and Mazahir Uloom for many years. He was The Most Senior Khalifa (Deputy) of Sh Zakariyya Kandhalwi (1898–1982).