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Un-parelleled devotee - Hazrat Abu Bakr (English)

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Un-parelleled devotee - Hazrat Abu Bakr (English)

  1. 1. UUnparalleled DDevotee Some Glimpses from the Biography of
  2. 2. Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddiq
  3. 3. This booklet was written by Shaykh-e-Tariqat Amir-e-Ahl-e- Sunnat, the founder of Dawat-e-Islami ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri Razavi ک
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  5. 5. Urdu. The Translation Majlis has translated this booklet into English. If you find any mistake in the translation or composing, please inform Translation Majlis on the following postal or email address with the intention of earning reward [Šawab]. Translation Majlis (Dawat-e-Islami) Alami Madani Markaz, Faizan-e-Madina, Mahalla Saudagran, Old Sabzi Mandi, Baab-ul-Madina, Karachi, Pakistan Contact#+92-21-34921389 to 91 translation@dawateislami.net
  6. 6. Maktaba-tul-Madina UK: 80-82 Bordesley Green Road, Birmingham, B9 4TA Contact#07989996380 - 07867860092 Email: uk@dawateislami.net USA: Faizan-e-Madina, P. O. Box 36216, Houston, Tx 77274 Contact#+713-459-1581, 832-618-5101 INDIA: 19/20 Muhammad Ali Road, Opposite Mandvi Post Office Mumbai - 400 003 Contact#+91-022-23454429 BANGLADESH: K.M Bhovan, 1st Floor, 11, Andar Killa Chittagong HONG KONG: Faizan-e-Madina, M/F-75, Ho Pui Street, Tsuen Wan N.T. Contact#+85-98750884 – 31451557 SOUTH AFRICA: 61A, Mint Road, Fordsburg, Johannesburg Contact#011-838 9099 KENYA: Kanz-ul-Iman, Near Al-Farooq Hospital, Tonoka Area Mvita, Mombasa Contact#+254-721-521916 TORONTO CANADA: 1060 Britannia Road Unit 20, 21 Mississauga ONT Canada Contact#+141-664-82261 ii
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  17. 17. ) Du’a for Reading the Book Read the following Du’a (supplication) before studying a religious book or Islamic lesson,
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  27. 27. - Translation Ya Allah ! # ! Open the portal of knowledge and wisdom for us, and have mercy on us! O the One Who is the Most Honourable and Magnificent! (Al-Musta raf, Vol. 1, p. 40) Note: Recite alat-‘Alan-Nabi once before and after the Du’a.
  28. 28. iv Table of Contents Du’a for Reading the Book ..................................................................................... iii Transliteration Chart ............................................................................................. vii 21 Intentions for Reading this Booklet .............................................................. viii 2 Madani pearls of wisdom ........................................................................... viii Make the following intentions: ..................................................................... viii Unparalleled Devotee Excellence of alat-‘Alan-Nabi ........................................................................ 1 An angel is created from each droplet ............................................................ 1 A wonderful incident of childhood ....................................................................... 2 Brief introduction to Sayyiduna iddiq Al-Akbar .............................................. 3 Who was the first to embrace Islam? ..................................................................... 5 Who is the most highly ranked? ............................................................................. 5 Then I will give the punishment of a slanderer! .................................................. 7 Wealth and life sacrificed for the sake of the Holy Prophet .................................... 7 May I sacrifice my life for you! ............................................................................... 8 Bearing hardships in the path of Allah ! # ..................................................... 11 Bought seven slaves and freed them all ............................................................... 12 I am fond of three things ....................................................................................... 13 All three desires fulfilled ........................................................................................ 13 If only this passion may grow inside us too... .................................................... 14 Fake claims of love and devotion ......................................................................... 14
  29. 29. Unparalleled Devotee * Selfless sacrifice of wealth...................................................................................... 15 The status of iddiq Al-Akbar and the Quran ................................................... 16 Explanation by A’la aعrat
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  32. 32. ( ).............................................................. 16 Respect of the steps of the refulgent Mimbar [Pulpit] ...................................... 18 The beloved friend of the Holy Prophet ....................................................... 18 Perfect Murid [Disciple] ........................................................................................ 20 iddiq Al-Akbar led the alah [Prayer] .............................................................. 20 The snake of the cave of Šaur ............................................................................... 22 Allah v ! # is with us .............................................................................................. 24 How fortunate is the spider! ................................................................................. 26 An ocean was seen on the other side of the cave! .............................................. 26 Asking the Prophet for help when in trouble is a practice of the aabah ............................................................................................................. 27 Unique desire of iddiq Al-Akbar ....................................................................... 27 Resemblance in the final journey to the Hereafter ............................................ 28 Grief of iddiq Al-Akbar for the Holy Prophet ........................................... 30 If only we could be blessed with the grief for the Holy Prophet ! ................. 31 Vision of the Holy Prophet in dream ............................................................ 31 Passion for resemblance in the date of passing away and the shroud ............ 32 Grief for Muafa was the cause of iddiq Al-Akbar’s passing ................. 33 Patient of the love of Muafa ......................................................................... 34 My heart is obsessed with worldly glamour ....................................................... 35 Sayyiduna iddiq Al-Akbar was given poison ................................................... 35 Oh! The wretched world! ...................................................................................... 36 Ya Rasulallah ! Abu Bakr is here! .................................................................... 37 iddiq Al-Akbar believed in ‘ayat-un-Nabi’ ................................................... 38
  33. 33. Table of Contents ayat-ul-Ambiya .................................................................................................... 39 Stay away from those who disrespect the Prophet ............................................ 40 Stay away from those who disrespect the aabah ........................................... 41 Spiritual link with the Shaikhain helped in the grave ....................................... 41 The beautiful sight of emerging from the enlightened tombs on the Day of Judgment ................................................................................................................. 43 Confront the difficulties in the path of Allah vi ! # ........................................... 43 Instead of weeping for the grief of the world, weep for the grief of Muafa .............................................................................................................. 44 What kind of devotion and what kind of love is this? ...................................... 45 He will say ‘Ummati Ummati’ until the Day of Judgement ................................. 47 Muaddiš-e-A’am Pakistan said ........................................................................ 48 The state of worry for the Ummat on the Day of Judgement .................................. 49 If only we would become true devotees of the Prophet .................................... 51 A mark on the toe of the iddiqis ........................................................................ 51 iddiq Al-Akbar performed a Madani operation .............................................. 53 22 Madani Pearls of Zulfayn [Sunnah Hairstyle], the Hair of the Head, and More ................................................................................................................. 56 Bibliography ............................................................................................................ 61
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  54. 54. 7 ‘A Muslim’s intention values more than his deed.’ (Mu’jam Kabir, Vol. 6, p. 185, adiš 5942) 2 Madani pearls of wisdom Without a good intention, no reward is granted for a righteous deed. The more righteous intentions, the greater the reward. Make the following intentions: 1-4. Every time (whenever I read this book) I will start with amd1, alawat2, Ta’awwuz3 and Tasmiyyah4 (upon reading the two lines of Arabic given at the top of this page you will be acting on all these four intentions). 5. For the pleasure of Allah ! # , I will read this book from the beginning to the end.
  55. 55. Unparalleled Devotee 6-7. To the best of my ability, I will try to read it whilst in the state of Wuu6 and facing the Qiblah7. 8. I will behold the Quranic verses; 9. And the blessed Aadiš out of respect. 10. Whenever I will read the exalted name of Allah ix ! # , I
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  79. 79. L ‘Give gifts to each other, it will enrich affection amongst you,’ (Muwa a Imam Malik, Vol. 2, p. 407, adiš 1731) I shall buy this booklet (at least 10 in relation to 10th of Muarram or as many as I can afford) and will gift it to others.
  80. 80. 21 Intentions for Reading this Booklet 16. I will do Ial-e-Šawab of reading this booklet to the entire x Ummat. 17. If I spot any Shar’i mistake, I will inform the publisher in writing (verbal intimation is usually ineffective). 18. I will deliver Dars from this booklet on related occasions. 19. I will read the entire booklet every year in the month of Muarram. 20. In case I could not understand something, I will refer to scholars thereby acting upon the Quranic verse: 3
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  98. 98. Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddiq No matter how hard Satan tries to prevent you from reading this booklet, please read it completely;
  99. 99. ! # in addition to reward and knowledge, you will acquire the treasure of love and devotion. Excellence of alat-‘Alan-Nabi An angel is created from each droplet The Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the Most Generous and Kind +%!
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  105. 105. delivered this speech in the weekly Sunnah inspiring congregation of Dawat-e-Islami, the global non-political movement for preaching of Quran and Sunnah, at its Former Madani Markaz Gulzar-e-abib in Ramadan Al-Mubarak, 1410 A.H., 29-03- 1990. It is being presented in printed form with minor amendments and additions. Majlis-e-Maktaba-tul-Madinah
  106. 106. Unparalleled Devotee with devotion, this angel dives into water and shakes his wings. Allah 2 ! # creates an angel in place of each droplet of water dripping from his wings. These angels then continuously seek forgiveness for the person who had recited alat until the Day of Judgement. (Al-Qaul-ul-Badi’, p. 251; Al-Kalam-ul-Waa’-fi-Tafsir Alam Nashra7, pp. 242-423)
  107. 107. A wonderful incident of childhood On page 60-61 of Malfuat-e-A’la arat, Part 1-4 [the 561-page publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah, the publishing house of Da’wat e Islami] it is stated: Sayyiduna Abu Bakr #
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  110. 110. 0 1 had * never prostrated to idols. Once in his early childhood, his father took him to a temple (idol house) and said, ‘These are your majestic and gracious gods, prostrate to them.’ When Sayyiduna Abu Bakr iddiq 1#
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  116. 116. 0 * threw a stone at the idol and it fell to the ground. On seeing that, his father became angry and slapped him on his blessed face. His father then took him from there to his mother and told her the whole story. She said, ‘Leave him on his way, for when he was born, a voice from the unknown source was heard saying, ‘O truthful servant of Allah ! # ! Congratulations - this child is ‘Atiq [freed], in the
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  137. 137. 0 Bakr * spoke the truth and he is iddiq.’ Imam Amad Qasalani has mentioned this adiš in Shar ai Bukhari. (Irshad-us-Sari, Shar7 a7i7 Bukhari, Vol. 8, p. 370; Malfu?at A’la Harat, pp. 20-21) Brief introduction to Sayyiduna iddiq Al-Akbar The respected name of the first caliph, the Leader of the Believers, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr iddiq 1#
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  140. 140. 0* is ‘Abdullah. His Kunniyah [patronymic appellation] is ‘Abu Bakr’ and his titles are iddiq and ‘Atiq. %6 7 .
  141. 141. 5 ! # ! The meaning of ‘iddiq’ is ‘One who speaks the truth’. He was referred to by this title even in the period of ignorance because he always spoke the truth. The meaning of ‘Atiq’ is ‘freed’. The Holy Prophet +%!
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  186. 186. . ! at every step of life. He passed away on 22 Jumadil Akhir, in the 13th year after Hijrah (migration to Madinah) on the blessed day of Monday, after a splendid reign 1 The Year of the Elephant i.e. the year in which the ill-mannered and ill-fated King Abraha attacked the sacred Ka’bah with an army of elephants. To learn about the details of this incident, study the publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah entitled ‘Ajaib al-Quran ma ‘Gharaib al-Quran’.
  187. 187. Unparalleled Devotee of caliphate which lasted two years and seven months. The Leader of the Believers, Sayyiduna ‘Umar was the first woman of Islam and Sayyiduna 9: ;9
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  317. 317. Unparalleled Devotee Kya paysh karayn jana kya chiz hamari hay Yeh dil bhi tumhara hay yeh jan bhi tumhari hay What can we present, O Beloved? What belongs to us? Even this heart is Yours! Even this life is Yours! May I sacrifice my life for you! In the early age of Islam, anybody who became a Muslim would hide his Islam as much as it was possible, and that was also the order of the Holy Prophet +%!
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  484. 484. Bearing hardships in the path of Allah ! # Dear Islamic brothers! Did you see the troubles and oppression that were confronted in the mission of the propagation of Islam? The greatest preachers of Islam devoted and sacrificed all their wealth, their efforts and their lives in the path of Allah # ! . So today, if we have to face some type of difficulty when travelling in a Madani Qafilah, when doing Infiradi Koshish [individual Da’wah effort], when learning or teaching the Sunnah, or when acting upon the Sunnah, we should remember the condition and the incidents from the life of the greatest devotee, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr iddiq 1#
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  528. 528. 0 * . (Fatawa Razawiyyah) I am fond of three things The aide of the Prophet, the devotee of the Messenger, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr iddiq 1#
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  847. 847. ,- Prophet . greeted him, embraced him and 8 kissed him on the face. Sayyiduna ‘Ali
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  850. 850. 9 9: ;9 said, ‘The Holy Prophet . kissed the face of Abu Bakr?’ The Blessed Prophet . !
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  856. 856. Unparalleled Devotee Abul asan1! The status of Abu Bakr in my court is similar to my status in the court of Allah #' 20 .’ (Fatawa Razawiyyah, Vol. 8, pp. 610-612) Perfect Murid [Disciple] The Leader of the Ahl-us-Sunnah, A’la-arat Imam Amad Raza Khan
  857. 857. ع has stated in ‘Fatawa Razawiyyah Sharif’, ‘The Auliya [the friends of Allah]
  858. 858. say that in the entire universe, there is no Pir [spiritual guide] comparable to the Holy Prophet ! ع#$% and no Murid [disciple] comparable to Abu Bakr .’ (Fatawa Razawiyyah, Vol. 11, p. 326) Ki Muhammad say wafa to ham tayray hayn Yeh jahan chiz hay kya, Lau,-o-Qalam tayray hayn If you are loyal to Muhammad then we are yours What the universe is! The Divine Tablet and Pen are yours!
  859. 859. iddiq Al-Akbar led the alah [Prayer] On page 41 of Savani Karbala, [the 92-page publication Maktaba-tul- Madinah, the publishing house of Dawat-e-Islami] it is stated: 1 With reference to his eldest prince [son], Sayyiduna Imam asan Mujtaba #' , the Kunniyah [patronymic appellation] of the Leader of the Believers, Sayyiduna Ali () *+*(* *( **** , *- is ‘Abul asan’.
  860. 860. Unparalleled Devotee ‘Bukhari and Muslim both report from Sayyiduna Abu Musa Ash’ari +%!
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  863. 863. . 1 again offered the same concern. The
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  876. 876. ,! said, ‘Order Abu Bakr to lead the alah.’ Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah 1#
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  879. 879. 0 * said, ‘Ya Rasulallah
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  881. 881. ,- ! ! He is soft-hearted; he will not be able to stand in your place to lead the alah.’ The Holy Prophet +%!
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  894. 894. . ! made the same order again with 1#
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  902. 902. . during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet ,- ! . This adiš is Mutawatir [mass transmitted] because it has been narrated by Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah, Ibn-e-Mas’ud, Ibn-e-‘Abbas, Ibn-e-‘Umar, ‘Abdullah Ibn-e-Zam’ah, Abu Sa’id, ‘Ali Ibn-e- Abi alib, afah '
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  906. 906. 0 this adiš is clear evidence that Sayyiduna Abu Bakr * is - ! conclusively more highly . ranked than all of the companions, and the most worthy and capable of Khilafah and leadership. (Tarikh-ul- Khulafa, pp. 47-48) Dear Islamic brothers! It is the sign of a true devotee that at every moment the essence of his life is the remembrance of his beloved. When those who are unaware of the taste of the love عof the Holy Prophet
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  910. 910. ,! are not able to understand the lifestyles of the devotees, they make fun of them and criticize them. Advising such people, and expressing the passion of true devotees with great feeling, a poet has said:
  911. 911. Unparalleled Devotee Na kisi kay raqL pay anz kar Na kisi kay gham ka mazaq ura Jisay chahay jaysay nawaz day Yeh mizaj-e-‘ishq-e-Rasul hay Do not object to anyone’s movement do not make fun of anyone’s grief To whoever he wants, he grants his favour This is the nature of the love of the Prophet 1#
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  914. 914. presented a remarkable and matchless example of love and devotion. There are slight variations of a few words across various books regarding the incident, which has been narrated as follows, ‘When the Sultan of Both Worlds, the Merciful Prophet +%! 22 By Allah ! # ! Even if a millionth of a particle of the love of the Prophet +%!
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  919. 919. . ! possessed by Sayyiduna Abu Bakr 1#
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  922. 922. 0 * is granted to us, we would be successful in both the worlds. - . The snake of the cave of Šaur On the occasion of the Hijrah [migration] to Madina-tul- Munawwarah, the confidant, worthy successor and closest friend عof the Holy Prophet
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  931. 931. . ! approached the cave of Šaur, Sayyiduna 1#
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  934. 934. 0 Abu Bakr * went into the cave, cleaned it and filled all the holes that were present over there. He was unable to find anything to fill the last two holes so he plugged them with his blessed feet,
  935. 935. Unparalleled Devotee then he requested for the Embodiment of Nur, the Comforter of the Souls, the Holy Prophet +%! 23
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  945. 945. ,! then entered the cave, rested his graceful head in the lap of his loyal and devoted friend, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr iddiq 1#
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  948. 948. 0 * and began to sleep. There was a snake in the cave which bit the foot of iddiq Al-Akbar 1#
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  951. 951. 0 * , but may we be sacrificed for that embodiment of love and devotion! – he remained completely motionless and silent despite the intense pain and agony only for the reason that he did not want to cause any disturbance in the rest of Muafa, the Essence of Mercy +%!
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  956. 956. . ! . However, due to the intense level of pain, tears began to flow unintentionally from his blessed eyes. When some tears of love fell onto the compassionate face of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet +%!
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  969. 969. 0 ‘O Abu Bakr * , Why are you crying?’ Sayyiduna iddiq 1#
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  972. 972. 0 Al-Akbar * told him about all the incident of the - عsnake. The Beloved Prophet .
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  976. 976. ,! then rubbed his blessed saliva on the part of the foot that had been bitten and the wound healed up immediately.’ (Mishkat-ul-MaLabi7, Vol. 4, p. 417, Eadiš 6034) Na kyun kar kahun ‘Ya 34 5 , 67!’ Isi nam say har muLibat Pali hay Why should I not say ‘O Beloved , help me!’ Because of his name every problem is distanced
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  983. 983. , a divine guard of protection was put 24 Allah ! # is with us When iddiq Al-Akbar * went into the cave along with the Knower of the Unseen, the Immaculate Prophet +%!
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  988. 988. . ! , the chasing disbelievers had almost reached the cave. The presence of both of these respected personalities in the cave has been mentioned by Allah ! # in the Holy Quran in the 40th verse of Surah Taubah: Y#
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  998. 998. ,- entered the cave along with Sayyiduna iddiq Al-Akbar 0 * in place. A spider cast its web across the mouth of the cave and a pigeon laid its eggs at the edge. On page 132 of Mukashafa-tul-Qulub [the 680-page publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah, the publishing house of Dawat-e-Islami] it is stated: ‘All this was done to prevent the disbelievers from finding the cave. Allah ! # bestowed such a unique reward to those two pigeons that, to this day, all of the pigeons in the aram of Makkah are from the offspring of those pigeons. Just as they protected the Merciful Prophet +%!
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  1005. 1005. 8 8 25 command of Allah ! # ! # laid down a restriction of hunting them in the aram.’ (Mukashafa-tul-Qulub, Vol. 1, p. 57) When disbelievers of the Quraish saw the nest and the eggs of the pigeon, they began to say, ‘If there were any people here, the spider would not have cast its web, nor would the pigeon have laid its eggs.’ Hearing the sound of the disbelievers, Sayyiduna iddiq 1#
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  1008. 1008. 0 * became worried and said, ‘Ya Rasulallah +%!
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  1013. 1013. . ! ! The enemies have come so close to us that if they were to look at their feet, they would see us.’ The Holy Prophet +%!
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  1024. 1024. Grieve not, no doubt Allah ! # is with us [Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 10, Surah Taubah, Verse 40) Then tranquillity descended upon the heart of Sayyiduna iddiq Al-Akbar 1#
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  1027. 1027. 0 * and he became completely calm and contented. On the fourth day (Monday, 1st of Rabi’-ul-Awwal) the Beloved Prophet +%!
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  1032. 1032. . ! came out from the cave # ! % and set out towards Madinah ayyibah $ . (Makhuz-az ‘Ajaib-ul-Quran Ma’ Gharaib-ul-Quran, pp. 303-304)
  1033. 1033. Unparalleled Devotee How fortunate is the spider! Dear Islamic brothers! By the grace of Allah .’ (Mukashafa-tul-Qulub, Vol. 1, p. 57) 26 ! # , the Noble Prophet . !
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  1041. 1041. 0 and iddiq Al-Akbar * were successful and prosperous whereas the disbelievers who were in search were unsuccessful and disappointed. The spider prevented the search into the cave by casting such a web over the mouth of the cave that the disbelievers could not even think about spying into the cave through it. They returned disappointed and the spider was fortunate enough to earn an everlasting honour. This has been discussed by Sayyiduna Ibn-e-Naqib ع
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  1044. 1044. ( )* in ‘Mukashafa-tul-Qulub’ as follows, ‘Silkworms knit a beautiful type of silk that is unrivalled, but the spider is thousands of times greater in rank than them because it knit its web over the mouth of the cave of Šaur for the protection of the Holy Prophet +%!
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  1053. 1053. 0 * 1# expressed that there was a danger of the enemies seeing them, the Beloved Prophet +%!
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  1058. 1058. . ! said, ‘If they enter through here, we will go out through the
  1059. 1059. ,- 1 The Prophet’s biography; the life of the Holy Prophet . !
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  1064. 1064. Unparalleled Devotee other side [of the cave].’ As soon as Sayyiduna Abu Bakr iddiq 27 1#
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  1067. 1067. 0 * diverted his gaze towards the other side of the cave, he saw a door, by the side of which was a flowing ocean as well as a boat bound to the wall of the cave. (Mukashafa-tul-Qulub, Vol. 1, p. 58) - . Asking the Prophet for help when in trouble is a practice of the aabah Dear Islamic brothers! We learnt of the great comforting miracle عof the Noble Prophet
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  1074. 1074. 0 Bakr * saw the boat and the ocean due to the blessings of the enlightened and merciful gaze of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet +%!
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  1082. 1082. 0 Bakr * felt immense relief and serenity. From this incident we also learn that seeking help from the Prophet of Ramah, the Intercessor of the Ummat, the Owner of Jannah
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  1112. 1112. Unparalleled Devotee asked, ‘Why are you doing this?’ He !
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  1118. 1118. 0 * replied, ‘When I think about those who are searching for us, I move behind you, and when I think about the hidden enemies waiting to ambush, I move in front of you, so that no harm can reach you.’ The Guide to the Path of Salvation, the Master of Madinah, the Beloved Prophet

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