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SEVERE TRIALS IN THE PATH OF WILAAYAT

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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 27th November 2015 14:50
THE AULIYA of Allah Ta'ala are at times subjected to the severest trials which they bear with
patience and attain thereby lofty ranks of perfection and divine proximity. Narrating some of his
trials, a Buzrug said:
"Once my Shaikh sent me to the butcher to buy some meat for the Fuqara (the mureedeen). After
buying the meat, as I came into the pathway, a man with a laden beast approaching from the
opposite side collided with me. I fell and landed on a steel peg in the road and was severely
injured. The owner of the butchery and two others lifted me and bandaged my wound. Whilst they
were treating my wound the man with his mule returned and said that his wallet containing 10
dinars (gold coins) was missing. He accused us of having stolen the wallet when the collision had
occurred.
He apprehended the four of us and took us to the police station where we were severely
assaulted. The lashes repeatedly fell on my injury. One of the police looked at the basket in which I
had been carrying the meat and saw the wallet in it. Now they were convinced that I had stolen the
wallet. I was subjected to intense beating and profuse abuse. The police said: “He is the thief." The
police captain ordered oil to be heated and instructed that my hand be amputated.
Oil was heated and a crowd of people gathered to observe the punishment which would soon be
meted out. People were abusing me and branding me with a variety of vile epithets. Someone
proclaimed that the oil is boiling and that I should be made ready for the amputation. I resigned
myself to Allah Ta'ala and had yaqeen (absolute faith and conviction) that everything is in His
control, and everything happens with His decree. A man stepped forward and gave me such a violent smack in the face that I lost my senses.
Nevertheless, even at that time I resigned myself to Allah Ta'ala. Then the man, screaming, “Thief!
Robber!", gripped my hand and gave me a violent tug which caused me to sprawl on the ground
with my face downwards on the ground. I fell into the Sajdah posture. At that moment in the state
of semi-consciousness, I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) smiling at me. Even before I
managed to stand up, it appeared that all the pain and calamity had disappeared.
Someone shouted: "This person whom you have arrested is the Khaadim (Servant) of our
Shaikh." All the people looked attentively at me and recited: "Wa lahoula wala quwwata illaa
billaahil azeem” expressing their remorse. Everyone now fell at my feet and profusely apologized
and sought my pardon. The captain of the police also rushed forward and kissed my feet, and
begged for forgiveness in the Name of Allah Ta'ala.
Then came the man of the wallet and also fell at my feet apologizing in profusion. He said:
"Hadhrat, for the sake of Allah, forgive me and be pleased with me." I responded: "May Allah
forgive me and you. This was a trial imposed by Allah Ta'ala."
It then transpired that the wallet and the load of goods on the mule had been sent as a gift for
the Shaikh.
At the time when this trial was being enacted, the scene was miraculously revealed (by kashf) to
the Shaikh. He and the Fuqara engrossed themselves in Istighfaar and Dua. None of them had
come out. I came to the Shaikh with the meat and the wallet and narrated the entire episode. The
Shaikh commented: “He who had adopted Sabr, has acquired Jamaal (spiritual beauty) and
Kamaal (spiritual perfection). O Son! I together with the Fuqara were observing this enactment.
This episode was the medium for your attainment of perfection in this Path of Tareeqat. Now
wherever you wish, you may journey." He had attained the lofty rank of divine proximity and
spiritual accomplishment which had been his intention and objective.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 27th November 2015 15:49
Subhanallah!!!

There is a saying "earthen pot is tested by a simple tap, Steel hammer is tested by giving a big blow on it with other steel hammer"

We are weaker than thin glass. Allah the merciful will not sent trials on us. Insha Allah.

purza purza tirchhiyan ban kar bikhar jayenge hum.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 28th November 2015 12:02

It is most unfortunate that Sufees will disrespect and malign Islam for the sake of stories. At some point Sufees must realise that there are Muslims first and Sufees second.

Believing this story implies that Islam lets:

  1. Police arrest people on suspicion
  2. Police beat the living daylights of those arrested
  3. Police amputate arms and chop off other body parts

This is EXACTLY what the Western media portrays Islam to be, senseless stupid barbaric people.

The Islam of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) on the other hand instructs to avoid oppression, has a system of Courts and Qadhi who will follow due process and instructs Qadhi to avoid criminal punishment as soon as their is some doubt.

The practise of Islam is EXCAT OPPOSITE to what the Western mind and this story portrays:

ادْرَؤوا الحُدُودَ بالشُّبُهاتِ

Ward off hadd punishments by means of doubts (i.e., do not carry out hadd punishments if there is any doubt).

There is consensus of all 4 Madhabs on this principle.

If an Ulama organisation of South Africa wishes to indulge in Sufi stories they should have put a footnote that the events in this story are against the principles of Islam.

Most English speaking readers of this forum may not any clue on how Criminal Justice system of Islam works and may actually believe that under Shariah Police can beat up people and then chop off limbs!

Isn't this what ISIS is doing? Rounding people up, beating them up and then chopping off limbs, burning/killing them?

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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 28th November 2015 13:21
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dear brother
we will all be tested muslim or non muslim
as a father ,as a son ,as a neighbour
every individual on this planet is tested
some by ignorant mobs or individuals,some by powerful tyrants,some by ilnesses,some by earthquakes,floods etc
as muslims and human beings we need patience and the proactivity to help all whom we can
reading human history in CONTEXT should inshallah help us to deal with matters today
this story has many lessons but is ultimately a story of hope and divine justice against ignorance
by way of patience and tawakkul

Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.
and those who do not understand context are advised to research it.
and if we dislike monolithic labels and cliches then we must stop using them ourselves

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 28th November 2015 16:29
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Do we have to place a filter before presenting Islamic history to the west.

Attack on makkah and madeenah, hajjaj and Co. Yazeed. mukhtar etc.

Trials on Ahamd bin Hanbal RA, Imam Abu Haneefah RA..... Should all these be filtered out.

What will happen if youth read about jang-e-jamal, karbala, sitteen etc.

We have to prepare our youth. Let us not run away from the responsibility and try to hide history.

Opponent has all the books with them and they are spreading it.

Let us present a healthy, proactive and positive Islam; so that people will not have time to research on negativity. Or happen to get it, they shall ignore it.

Colonel sab, mighty job ahead........
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 29th November 2015 09:43
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Two differences:

1) Events which you have described are real and factual while the story in this thread is a "unverified tale"...It could be true but evidence has not given to us

2) The events you mention are always reported with a ting of sadness and regret and always explained in some way.

2 is all I am requesting
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 29th December 2021 13:45
As-Salaam alaikum
This story simply re-enacts that simple fact in Islam that every man is afflicted according to his religion. If his faith is strong, his affliction is made made more severe, but if his faith is weak, his affliction is lightened.
Allahumma Salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad an-Nabiy Ummiy, wa ala Ahlihi, wa Sahbihi Wasallam.
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