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The Creation of the Light of Sayyidina Muhammad (s)

The Greatness of the Prophet (s) Series, Vol 7

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

6 April 2012 Lefke, Cyprus

Suhbah after Jumu`ah

We spoke the two sessions before and I will summarize what we said so we can follow up. You know there is `Ijaazu ‘l-Qur’an and `Ijaazu ‘l-Hadith, “The miracle of the Holy Qur’an and the Miracle of ahadith.” People are now finding out about many ahadith related by the Prophet (s) 1500 years ago, and one knowledge that is very important to know is from what Allah (swt) mentioned in Holy Qur'an:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاء وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءلُونَ بِهِ وَالأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا

Yaa ayyuha ‘n-naasu ‘t-taqoo rabbakumu ‘Lladhee khalaqakum min nafsin waahidatin wa khalaqa minha zawjahaa wa baththa minhumaa rijaalan katheeran wa nisaa w ’attaqullahaa ’Lladhee tasa’aloona bihi wa ‘l-arhaama inna ’Llaha kaana `alaykum raqeeba.

O Mankind! Fear your Lord, Who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:1)

“Allah (swt) has created you from one soul, wa khalaqa minhaa zawjahaa, and created from its mate.” When Allah (swt) created human beings, He ordered Sayyidina Jibreel (a) to go to the earth and bring a handful of soil from there. When he brought it to Paradise it was one piece and that is why Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur'an, khalaqakum min nafsin waahida, “He created you from one soul.” So it means what they are saying today in the Theory or Evolution, that everything came from one cell, was mentioned by Allah (swt) in the Holy Qur'an 1500 years ago: Allah (swt) created Sayyidina Adam (a) from one handful of soil that Jibreel (a) brought from Earth to Paradise, which was that “one cell.”

Allah (swt) said:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًاوَدَاعِيًا إِلَى اللَّهِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَسِرَاجًا مُّنِيرًا

Yaa ayyuha an-nabiyyu inna arsalnaaka shaahidan wa mubashshiran wa nadheeran wa da`eean ila Allahi bi-idhnihi wa siraajan muneera.

O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings and warner, and as one who invites to Allah by His Leave, and as a Lamp spreading Light.

(Surat al-Ahzab 33:45-46)

He didn't say, “We are going to send you,” but He said it in the past tense, “We sent you as a witness, shaahidan.” A witness on what? It means witnessing the whole creation.

كنت نبيًا وآدم بين الماء والطين

Kunutu nabiyyan wa adama bayna ’l-maa’i wa ’t-teen.

(The Prophet (s) said:) I was a Prophet when Adam was between soil and water.

And in another hadith:

كنت نبيا وآدم بين الروح والجسد

Kuntu nabiyyan wa Adam bayn ar-rooh wa 'l-jasad.

I was a Prophet when Adam was between soul and body.

He was witnessing the soul and body of Sayyidina Adam (a).

رواه عبد الرزاق بسنده عن جابر بن عبد الله بلفظ قال قلت: يا رسول الله، بأبي أنت وأمي، أخبرني عن أول شيء خلقه الله قبل الأشياء. قال: يا جابر، إن الله تعالى خلق قبل الأشياء نور نبيك من نوره،...

`An Jaabir ibn `AbdAllah bi-lafzh qaala: qultu ya Rasoolullah, bi-abee anta wa ummee, akhbarnee `ana awwala shayin khalaqahu’Llaha qabla’l-ashyaa? Qaala: ya Jaabir, inn Allaha ta`ala khalaqa qabla al-ashyaa noora nabiyyika min noorih...

When Jaabir (r) asked, “Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you, O Prophet of Allah! What is the first thing that Allah (swt) created?” the Prophet (s) said, “The first thing that Allah (swt) created is the Light of your Prophet from His Light, O Jaabir.” (Musannaf `Abdu ’r-Razzaq)

Imam Tirmidhi is saying that Allah created Sayyidina Muhammad (s) from the Light of the Essence with no intermediary. That is why Grandshaykh (q) said that Allah (swt) first created the Light of the Prophet (s). That is an explanation of the ayah:

اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ

Allaahu nooru 's-samaawaati wa 'l-ardi mathala noorihi kamishkaatin feehaa misbaah.

Allah is the Light of the Heavens and Earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp. (Surat an-Noor, 24:35)

That Light is Sayyidina Muhammad (s), kawkabun durriyyun, “a shining planet” or “brilliant star”. Allah (swt), with His Beautiful Names and Attributes--and He has not only Ninety-Nine Names, but Endless Names!--if we can say “looking”, was looking at this Light in the Light for 70,000 years and in every moment of looking, Allah (swt) was dressing Sayyidina Muhammad (s) with dresses that no one can understand and with Lights that come from the Divine Essence, Dhaat al-Buht.

And look at the eloquent description from Grandshaykh (q), from which you can visualize: “There is a Light and it is sweating from shyness of Allah (swt), and that shyness produced heat inside that Lamp, on which there appeared heavenly condensation that we cannot describe, 124,000 drops, and from those drops Allah created 124,000 prophets, and they were still in that Lamp. Then Allah (swt) was looking another 70,000 years and 124,000 more drops came and from these came the 124,000 Sahaabah.”

And that number, 70,000 years, is very important in Shari`ah, as are the numbers “7007” and “70” and “7”. For example, Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur'an that even if the Prophet (s) seeks forgiveness 70 times for the hypocrites, it will not be accepted, which makes that number very important! After those 124,000 prophets, Allah (swt) created 124,000 awliya, and then after that He created Ummat an-Nabi (s) and they number 400 billion.

Our realities are still inside that Lamp, they haven’t come out, and that is why everyone here is a reflection of his original form! Here in dunya we have a reflection of our realities. That is why when some awliyaullah were born their eyes were open, not veiled, and for others their eyes were veiled and through their worship they progressed and those veils are removed. Grandshaykh (q) said, “When I was born I was not veiled, but my eyes were always open and I was reading from the Preserved Tablet.” This secret was passed to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) and he was dressed in it. So some awliyaullah have to progress through many levels for their eyes to open.

The Prophet (s) said that Allah (swt) said:

من عادا لي وليا فقد آذنته بالحرب

Man `adaa lee waliyyan faqad aadhantahu bi 'l-harb.

Whoever comes against a wali of mine, I declare war on him!

(Hadith Qudsi. Bukhari, from Abu Hurayrah)

ولا يزال عبدي يتقرب إلي بالنوافل حتى أحبه، فإذا أحببته كنت سمعه الذي يسمع به وبصره الذي يبصر به، ويده التي يبطش بها ورجله التي يمشي بها،

Wa laa yazaala `abdee yataqarabu ilayya bi’ n-nawaafil hatta uhibbah. Fa idhaa ahbaabtahu kuntu sama`uhulladhee yasma`u bihi wa basarahulladhee yubsiru bihi, wa yadahulladhee yabtishu bihaa wa rijlahullatee yamshee bihaa.

My servant does not cease to approach Me through voluntary worship until I will love him. When I love him, I will become the ears with which he hears, the eyes with which he sees, the hand with which he acts, and the legs with which he walks (and other versions include, “and the tongue with which he speaks.”). (Hadith Qudsi, Bukhari)

رب اشعث اغبر لو اقسم على الله لأبره

Rubba ash`ath aghbara law aqsama `ala Allaahi la-abbarah.

There may be a disheveled, dusty person who, if he swears an oath by Allah, Allah will fulfill it.


Allah (swt) looks at the hearts of people, not at their actions. So that is what we said yesterday, that anyone who makes one salawaat on the Prophet (s) in the way Sayyidina `Ali (r) narrated, Allah (swt) will give you the benefit of that salawaat as if everyone from the day of Sayyidina Adam's creation up to Judgment Day was reading salawaat on the Prophet (s), and all that is written for you! We were taught that salawaat since I was nine years old and Shaykh Adnan was seven years old, because my father used to invite Shaykh Nazim to our home and we knew Mawlana Shaykh since that time. He taught us that salawaat. Grandshaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa`iz ad-Daghestani (q) told us that salawaat was written by Shaykh Sharafuddin ad-Daghestani (q) and he gave it to us and to all mureeds.

Grandshaykh (q) said he saw in seclusion that if all human beings were standing in front of the Prophet (s) and reading salawaat, standing any way they like, from beginning to end, if you read that salawaat that Grandshaykh Sharafuddin (q) recited, Allah (swt) will give them the rewards of all those people standing and doing salawaat from the time of Sayyidina Adam (a) to Judgment Day!

And we have established that awliyaullah see the Prophet (s) in a dream or vision. Also, if you say to me, “The Prophet (s) came to me in a dream and said this and this,” I have to say, “Yes,” because of the hadith, “Whoever saw me in a dream saw me in reality and will see me in the future, and Shaytan cannot appear in my image.”

I explained that Imam Bukhari never wrote a hadith without first travelling from your country, China (and you know Quthum Ibn al-`Abbas (r) is in your country, Uzbekistan), and he travelled one or two months to get one hadith and before writing it he slept and would see the Prophet (s) saying to him if that hadith is correct or not. So awliyaullah don’t need to narrate the isnad, that this hadith is from this one to that one, because they get directly from the Prophet (s)!

I was trying to find any source of that du`a, until I found not the whole du`a but part of it, in the book Nahj al-Muttaqeen, Peak of the God-Fearing, in which Sayyidina `Ali (r) said if someone recites that salawaat once, Allah (swt) will give him or her the benefit of all human beings having recited salawaat. That salawaat is:

Salawaatullaahi wa malaa’ikatihi wa anbiyaaihi wa rusoolihi wa jami`ee khalqihi `alaa Muhammad wa `alaa aali Muhammad `alayhi wa `alayhimu ‘s-salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

Both Imam Bukhari and Imam ibn Hajr al-Asqualani narrated that hadith. Imam ibn Hajar said you also have to give sadaqa.

First of all, we are not Buddhists nor do we resemble Buddhists (as some may think) because they say we join index finger and thumb, but all Muslims do that, especially in Turkey and Pakistan. Also, in some Muslims countries, when one hears salawaat on the Prophet (s), they kiss their thumb and forefinger and put them to their eyes and say, qurrati `ayna bika yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolullah, “My eyes are in happiness with you, O Master, O Rasoolullah!” Even my uncle did that.

And why was it these particular fingers? Now science has come up with an explanation: the identity of a person is on the thumb and they say everything written about you is in it and it is all made from small points. That is your passport to Heaven or Hell.

This is the index finger, with which we make shahadah, bearing witness that there is no God but Allah, and we put them together saying, “Yaa Rabbee! With our heavenly ID/thumbprint, we witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger.” Why do we put those same fingers on our eyes and say, qurrati `aynee bika yaa rasoolullah, “You are the coolness of my eyes, yaa Rasoolullah!” Now in England, when you enter the airport, to identify you they scan your iris, and from that scan every machine is notified about you. Similarly, every angel has been notified that you have witnessed that Allah (swt) is the Creator and Muhammad (s) is His Prophet!

So with that we are not doing something outside of Islam, using the two fingers instead of one. As a reflection of one side to the other, we are using both hands. That is ijtihad. Everyone has a unique connection to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim that is different from the other, so if one got the knowledge and not the other that is okay, but you cannot exclude someone else’s knowledge, such as knowledge of the 360 points! The Prophet (s) is the greatest and the best and he related ahadith in which he mentioned the miracle of points, recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim!

I will say those who mentioned that hadith are too many, but the last one is Sayyidatina `Ayesha (r), and the Prophet (s) said, “Every one of Bani Adam are from 360 points or joints,” because every joint is a point. When you go to a physical therapist he presses on points. Why? He moves these joints in a certain way to relax you.

روى الإمام مسلم فى صحيحه قال:حدثنا حسن بن على الحلوانى. حدثنا أبو توبة الربيع بن نافع. حدثنا معاوية (يعنى ابن سلام) عن زيد ، أنه سمع أبا سلام يقول: حدثنى عبد الله بن فروخ ، أنه سمع عائشة تقول: إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: " إنه خلق كل إنسان من بنى آدم على ستين وثلاثمائة مفصل. فمن كبر الله، وحمد الله، وهلل الله، وسبح الله، واستغفر الله، وعزل حجرا عن طريق الناس، أو شوكة أو عظما من طريق الناس، وأمر بمعروف، أو نهى عن منكر، عدد تلك الستين والثلاثمائة السلامى. فإنه يمشى يومئذ وقد زحزح نفسه عن النار". قال أبو توبة: وربما قال"يمسى

The Prophet (s) said: Every one of the children of Adam has been created with 360 joints; so he who declares the Glory of Allah, praises Allah, declares Allah to be One, Glorifies Allah, and seeks forgiveness from Allah, and removes an obstacle from people's path (like we have many obstacles in Cyprus blocking everyone), and enjoins what is good and forbids from evil, to the number of those 360 joints or points, will walk that Day toward Paradise, having removed himself from Hell.

(Sahih Muslim)

wa man hallahallah wa sabaha Allah ... So whoever makes tahleel, takbeer, tahmeed and istighfaar on the number of 360 points will walk as if he had saved himself from Hellfire! And he said, “Perhaps he will come at night and Allah (swt) will waive all his sins,” because he made tahleel, takbeer, tahmeed, istighfar 360 times. We can go more and more in depth in explaining that hadith, as Imam Ahmad said in his Musnad, “In the human beings there are 360 points and it is obligatory for him to give sadaqah on every joint/mafsal, then he will be okay.”

روى الإمام أحمد فى مسنده قال: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ حَدَّثَنِى أَبِى حَدَّثَنَا زَيْدٌ حَدَّثَنِى حُسَيْنٌ حَدَّثَنِى عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ بُرَيْدَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبِى بُرَيْدَةَ يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يَقُولُ « فِى الإِنْسَانِ سِتُّونَ وَثَلاَثُمِائَةِ مَفْصِلٍ فَعَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَتَصَدَّقَ عَنْ كُلِّ مَفْصِلٍ مِنْهَا صَدَقَةً ». قَالُوا فَمَنِ الذي يُطِيقُ ذَلِكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ « النُّخَاعَةُ فِى الْمَسْجِدِ تَدْفِنُهَا أَوِ الشَّىْءُ تُنَحِّيهِ عَنِ الطَّرِيقِ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَقْدِرْ فَرَكْعَتَا الضُّحَى تُجْزِئُ عَنْكَ

I heard the Prophet say, “There are 360 joints (points) in the human body and for each joint you must give a sadaqah (thanks or charity) every day. (Bukhari; Imam Ahmad’s Musnad)

Look how merciful the Prophet (s) is! When the Sahaaba (r) said, faman alladhee yudhi dhaalika yaa Rasoolullah? “Who can give that?” They were poor! And the Prophet (s) said, “If you cannot give sadaqah, then if you find dirtiness in the masjid and remove it, or you find something on the road that will harm someone and remove it, that will be considered sadaqah. And the Sahaabah (r) asked for more guidance as they wanted some reduction, because they saw in the Last Days people are not going to do anything, that it might fall on one person to clean the masjid.

And the hadith says if you pray two raka`ats Salaat ad-Duha it will also suffice (to give sadaqah on those 360 points).

So why does anyone say that we take from Buddhists, why can’t it be they are taking from us? Mawlana Shaykh is always saying there are five points in the heart: the qalb, sirr, sirr o sirr, khafa and akhfa points. Also, atoms are points and everything is from atoms, which means everything begins from a point! Fear Allah (swt) that He created everyone from one nafs, one point!

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاء

وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءلُونَ بِهِ وَالأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا

Yaa ayyuhaa n-naasu ittaqoo rabbakumu ’Lladhee khalaqakum min nafsin waahidatin wa khalaqa minhaa zawjahaa wa baththa minhumaa rijaalan katheeran wa nisaan wa ‘t-aqoo Allaaha alladhee tasaaloona bihi wa ’l-arhaama inna Allaaha kaana `alaykum raqeeba.

O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord, Who created you from a single person, created of like nature his mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women! Revere Allah, through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (revere) the wombs (that bore you) for Allah ever watches over you. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:1)

What is the beginning of every human being? A point: a sperm and an egg. Two points come together to make a human beings. How many sperms come? We have to say from science that every time 50-60 million sperms are released and they all go to one egg, although over time there are only 200 to 300 eggs.

And that is from the greatness of the Prophet (s)! But in the end you do find evidence, and I was surprised when our Egyptian brothers, who are very scientific, wanted to know what happened, how it is 360 points. So four doctors conducted research in a lab, three doctors of medicine and one doctor in Shari`ah. The Shari`ah manager was Dr. Mullah al-Khatir. They read that hadith and said it must be a miracle. So they decided to count the joints in a human being and here it is, so many pages long. I will not go through all of it, but will summarize. In vertebrae and hips there are 76 points. Do you know that? We don't know that, even medical doctors don't know that. They don’t go deep into orthopedic science. When we were studying medicine we didn’t count, we only looked at that skeleton. Mafaasil al-Atraaf al-`Ulwiyya, The Points of the Upper Body, are 64, and the points of lower body are 62 and the total is 360, which is 360 points. Zoom the camera, look at what the Prophet (s) spoke about! Who can do that? You can see this document with names of the researchers and totals of points in the body at http://tl.gd/gk2o61‏.

وفي موته يروي الترمذي: عن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : "لما خلق الله آدم مسح ظهره، فسقط من ظهره كل نسمة هو خالقها من ذريته إلى يوم القيامة، وجعل بين عيني كل إنسان منهم وبيصاً من نور، ثم عرضهم على آدم فقال: أي رب من هؤلاء؟ قال: هؤلاء ذريتك، فرأى رجلاً فأعجبه وبيص ما بين عينيه، فقال: أي رب من هذا؟ قال هذا رجل من آخر الأمم من ذريتك يقال له داود، قال: رب وكم جعلت عمره؟ قال ستين سنة، قال: أي رب زده من عمري أربعين سنة. فلما انقضى عمر آدم جاءه ملك الموت، قال: أو لم يبق من عمري أربعون سنة؟ قال: أو لم تعطها ابنك داود؟ قال فجحد فجحدت ذريته، ونسي آدم فنسيت ذريته، وخطىء آدم فخطئت ذريته"

Lama khalaqa allahu adam massaha zhahra. Fasaqata min zhahrihi kullu nasamatin huwa khaaliquhaa min zhurriyatahu ila yawm al-qiyaamat. Wa j`ala bayna `aynay kullu insaanin minhum wabeesan min noor. Thumma `aradahum `ala adam faqaala: ayy Rabb, man haaoolaa’i? Qaala: haa’oolaa’i dhuriyyatik. Fa-ra’a rajulan fa-`ajabahu wabeesa maa bayna `aynayh. Faqaala: ayy Rabb, man hadhaa? Qaala rajulun min aakhir al-umami min dhurriyatik yuqaala lahu daawood. Qaala: rabbi wa kam ja`alta `umrihi? Qaala: sitteena sannah. Qaala: ayy Rabb zidhu min `umree arba`een sannah. Falamaa anqada `amra adam ja’ahu malak al-mawt. Qaal: awa lam yabiq min `umree arba`eena sannah? Qaala: awa lam tu`tahaa ‘bnuka dawood? Qaala fajahada fajahadta dhurriyatah wa nasiya fa nasiya dhurriyatah. Wa khataa adam fa-khata’at dhurriyatah.

Abu Hurayrah (r) has narrated that the Prophet (s) said: "When Allah created Adam, He stroked with His Hand over his back. So all the souls which were due to be born in his progeny until the Day of Judgement, came out of his back. In front of the eyes of every human He made a shining light and placed them all before Adam. Adam said: "O Lord! Who are they?" He replied, "They are your progeny." He saw a man among them whose shining light attracted him. Adam asked: "O Lord! Who is this?" Allah answered him, "He is a man who will come in the last of your progeny, and who will be called Dawood." He asked Him, "O Lord! How much have You granted him of his age?" Allah said, "Sixty years." Adam asked Allah, " O Lord! Grant him from my age forty years more." When the Angel of Death came to take his soul he said, “Does not there remain from my lifespan forty years?” The Angel of Death said, “Did you not give over forty of your years to Dawood?” He said, “He denied, and his descendants denied after him and he forgot and his descendants forgot after him and he made the mistake and his descendants made mistakes.” (hasan hadith related in Sahih at-Tirmidhi)

Every nasma--all that Allah (swt) is going to create of all creation--dripped from his back. I am going to bring from that hadith the reason why human beings are called “insaan,” which comes from the word, “forgetfulness,” and we forget everything, good or bad, which is a mercy from Allah (swt) to human beings that they keep forgetting, “I did this bad and this bad.” And if they remember goodness they are going to be proud, “I did this and I did that!” So Allah made insaan to forget.

When Allah (swt) stroked the back of Sayyidina Adam (a), all his offspring came out and He made between the eyes of every human being a ray of Light coming out, wabeesan min noor, and that is the Light of Muhammad (s):

وإعلموا أن فيكم رسول الله

W`alamoo anna feekum rasoolullaah.

And know Allah's Messenger is in you. (Surat al-Hujurat, 49:7)

The Light of Rasoolullah is in you! It is not what they write in English translations, “the Prophet (s) is between you.” That would be “baynakum” or “ma`akum”, but here it is “in you”! So he saw that Light coming and in each one the Light is different, and then He showed these to Sayyidina Adam (a), as indicated in the verse:

وَعَلَّمَ آدَمَ الأَسْمَاء كُلَّهَا

Wa `allama adama al-asmaa kullahaa.

He taught Adam all the names. (Surat al-Baqarah, 2:31)

We will not go into that tafseer now; there might be Names of Allah (swt) or of the Prophet (s), or names Allah (swt) gave him, but he said he saw these Lights coming from them. And then Adam (a) saw one man among them whose Light he liked so much! And we said that was the Light of Sayyidina Muhammad (s), and that the reason Iblees refused to make sajda to Sayyidina Adam (a) was because the Light of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) was in the forehead of Sayyidina Adam (a). He said to Allah (swt), “You created me from fire and You created him from mud!” He was arrogant, so we have to leave arrogance and we have to like that Light.

So he said, “Who is that one?” And Allah (swt) said, “That is a man from the last nations, from your offspring.” Then he asked, “O my Lord! How many years did you make his life?” Allah (swt) said, “I made his life sixty years.” Sayyidina Adam (a) said, “O my Lord! Increase his life from my life by forty years. I accept to give forty years from my life to him.” After some time, the Angel of Death came to him and he said, “What are you coming to do?” The Angel of Death (a) said, “I am coming to take your soul.” “How are you coming now? It is not time to give it yet!” The Angel of Death said, “Did you not give it to your son, Dawood?” But Sayyidina Adam (a) had forgotten that he gave his forty years to Dawood (a)!

So you gave it and now forgot it, and so now Sayyidina Adam (a) didn’t like it! Many people might say to the Prophet (s), “I give the life of my father and mother and myself!” and sometimes Allah accepted it from them so they died! And Sayyidina Adam (a) did hate that. That means he made a sin now! And also his offspring cannot give their soul, it is very difficult, but some might give their life to the Prophet (s) to awliyaullah and many might give their life. And many of you I am sure will say, if their child is sick, “O Allah! Take from my life and give to my child!” so Allah (swt) may accept and take from your life and give to the other.

We will continue next time with accounts of Sayyidina Muhammad Zahid al-Bukhari (r), Sayyidina `Ubaydullah al-Ahrar (q), and Mawlana Qassim (q) regarding this issue and explaining that hadith.

Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.

I am not criticizing anyone here, I am only explaining to or educating myself, and if anyone of you want to listen it is up to you. We are only mentioning ahadith and the Holy Qur'an. Also, we must not forget things that we do; we must not be arrogant and we must ask pardon from those we harmed, for the sake of the Prophet (s) and for the sake of Mawlana Shaykh, that Allah (swt) will take away from us the fitna of this dunya and remove from us gheeba and nameema, backbiting and slander, to be clean in front of Mawlana Shaykh in this life and the next.

Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.


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