Karamaat of Auliyah Recorded in Books other Than Fadha’il Amaal

As salaamu Alaykum, 

These stories of Auliya mentioned below here are not from Fadha’il  Amaal. Shaykh Zakariyyah has not written them. 

It is from and about many of the all time great scholars of Muslim Ummah including Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Qayyim. 
(I have mentioned Ibn Taymmiyah  as he is also regarded great by those groups who  criticise similar/same stories of Auliya Allah  in Fadha’il Amaal etc.)

Those brothers who make an isolated case of Fadhail Amaal about Karamat e Auliya. What they have to say about Great Scholars like Imam Ibn Taymiyyah and others who are writing same stories in their books. Shaykh Zakariyyah has only copied some of them with reference. 

If you will try to prove things leaving Qur’an and Hadith from your limited understanding  How you will prove the following…….

1. Mi’raj of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). If you will apply your limited understanding ……..How is it possible to visit Baitul Muqaddas, lead the prayer, visit Paradise and hell …….all in a short span of time……….

But it is 100% true …….Our eyes can be wrong but not the Allah and prophet words………as our Lord has said.

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلاً مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ (الإسراء: 1).

Glorious is He Who made his servant travel by night from Al-Masjid-ul-Haram to Al-Masjid-ul-AqSa whose environs We have blessed, so that We let him see some of Our signs. Surely, He is the All-Hearing, the All- Seeing. [Surah al-Isra’ 17:1]

Hadith from Bukhari

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

Regarding: ‘And We granted the vision (Ascension to the Heaven “Mi’raj”) which We showed you (O Muhammad as an actual eye witness) but as a trial for mankind.’ (Surah al-Isra’ 17.60) It was an actual eye-witness which was shown to Allah’s Apostle during the night he was taken on a journey (through the heavens). And the cursed tree is the tree of Az-Zaqqum (a bitter pungent tree which grows at the bottom of Hell)._Bukhari :: Book 6 :: Volume 60 :: Hadith 240

Narrated Anas bin Malik (radhiyallahu anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)said: “While I was walking in Paradise (on the night of Mi’raj), I saw a river, on the two banks of which there were tents made of hollow pearls. I asked, “What is this, O Gabriel?’ He said, ‘That is the Kauthar which Your Lord has given to you.’ Behold! Its scent or its mud was sharp smelling musk!” (The sub-narrator, Hudba is in doubt as to the correct expression. )

Narrated Malik bin Sasaa:

The Prophet said, “While I was at the House in a state midway between sleep and wakefulness, (an angel recognized me) as the man lying between two men. A golden tray full of wisdom and belief was brought to me and my body was cut open from the throat to the lower part of the abdomen and then my abdomen was washed with Zam-zam water and (my heart was) filled with wisdom and belief. Al-Buraq, a white animal, smaller than a mule and bigger than a donkey was brought to me and I set out with Gabriel. When I reached the nearest heaven. Gabriel said to the heaven gate-keeper, ‘Open the gate.’ The gatekeeper asked, ‘Who is it?’ He said, ‘Gabriel.’ The gate-keeper,’ Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel said, ‘Muhammad.’ The gate-keeper said, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel said, ‘Yes.’ Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed. What a wonderful visit his is!’ Then I met Adam and greeted him and he said, ‘You are welcomed O son and a Prophet.’ Then we ascended to the second heaven. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel said, ‘Gabriel.’ It was said, ‘Who is with you?’ He said, ‘Muhammad’ It was asked, ‘Has he been sent for?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ It was said, ‘He is welcomed. What a wonderful visit his is!” Then I met Jesus and Yahya (John) who said, ‘You are welcomed, O brother and a Prophet.’ Then we ascended to the third heaven. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel said, ‘Gabriel.’ It was asked, ‘Who is with you? Gabriel said, ‘Muhammad.’ It was asked, ‘Has he been sent for?’ ‘Yes,’ said Gabriel. ‘He is welcomed. What a wonderful visit his is!’ (The Prophet added:). There I met Joseph and greeted him, and he replied, ‘You are welcomed, O brother and a Prophet!’ Then we ascended to the 4th heaven and again the same questions and answers were exchanged as in the previous heavens. There I met Idris and greeted him. He said, ‘You are welcomed O brother and Prophet.’ Then we ascended to the 5th heaven and again the same questions and answers were exchanged as in previous heavens. there I met and greeted Aaron who said, ‘You are welcomed O brother and a Prophet”. Then we ascended to the 6th heaven and again the same questions and answers were exchanged as in the previous heavens. There I met and greeted Moses who said, ‘You are welcomed O brother and. a Prophet.’ When I proceeded on, he started weeping and on being asked why he was weeping, he said, ‘O Lord! Followers of this youth who was sent after me will enter Paradise in greater number than my followers.’ Then we ascended to the seventh heaven and again the same questions and answers were exchanged as in the previous heavens. There I met and greeted Abraham who said, ‘You are welcomed o son and a Prophet.’ Then I was shown Al-Bait-al-Ma’mur (i.e. Allah’s House). I asked Gabriel about it and he said, This is Al Bait-ul-Ma’mur where 70,000 angels perform prayers daily and when they leave they never return to it (but always a fresh batch comes into it daily).’ Then I was shown Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (i.e. a tree in the seventh heaven) and I saw its Nabk fruits which resembled the clay jugs of Hajr (i.e. a town in Arabia), and its leaves were like the ears of elephants, and four rivers originated at its root, two of them were apparent and two were hidden. I asked Gabriel about those rivers and he said, ‘The two hidden rivers are in Paradise, and the apparent ones are the Nile and the Euphrates.’ Then fifty prayers were enjoined on me. I descended till I met Moses who asked me, ‘What have you done?’ I said, ‘Fifty prayers have been enjoined on me.’ He said, ‘I know the people better than you, because I had the hardest experience to bring Bani Israel to obedience. Your followers cannot put up with such obligation. So, return to your Lord and request Him (to reduce the number of prayers.’ I returned and requested Allah (for reduction) and He made it forty. I returned and (met Moses) and had a similar discussion, and then returned again to Allah for reduction and He made it thirty, then twenty, then ten, and then I came to Moses who repeated the same advice. Ultimately Allah reduced it to five. When I came to Moses again, he said, ‘What have you done?’ I said, ‘Allah has made it five only.’ He repeated the same advice but I said that I surrendered (to Allah’s Final Order)'” Allah’s Apostle was addressed by Allah, “I have decreed My Obligation and have reduced the burden on My slaves, and I shall reward a single good deed as if it were ten good deeds.” 

(Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 54 :: Hadith 429 )

They present wrong definition of Karamat.They cheat the muslim youth by interpreting these stories by their logic. In Islam matter has to be proved by Qur’an and Hadith as per understanding of Salafus salehin.

May Allah give these groupism ridden brothers taufeeq to learn Islam, to understand the power of Alla, do justice and not target Fadha’il e Amaal unjustly to deceive and cheat Muslims for sake of their groupism work.

The purpose of this post is to show mirror to those brothers who make an isolated case of Fadhail e Amaal about Karamat e Aulia. They present wrong definition of Karamat. They cheat the muslim youth by interpreting these stories by their logic. In Islam matter has to be proved by Qur’an and Hadith as per understanding of Salafus salehin.

2. Take a live example of reaching at devastative conclusion if you leave Qur’an and Hadith and apply your limited understanding……….
Recently, I read magazine from Hyderabad, India DECEMBER 2012 ISSUE ……..This magazine  claimes to advocate Sahih Hadith and discard weak Hadith………But in reality they have actually denied Ahadith that are not fit on their logic and not fitting to their mentality.

E.g. They have denied the Azab of Qabr (Punishment of Grave)……… 

They gave a convincing logic ………....

“that as Grave is before Day of Judgement, (Qiyamat) And any Court of law do not give Reward and punishment before hearing of case and judgement. So Ahadith describing Azab e Qabr  are ……….(NA’UDHUBILLAH)

Although Ahadith describing Punishment of Grave are in Bukhari Shareef they are denying Hadith as it does not fit with their Logic and mental level. (May Allah give them Hidayat)

BUKHARI SHAREEF HADITH ABOUT PUNISHMENT OF GRAVE

كَانَ سَعْدٌ يُعَلِّمُ بَنِيهِ هَؤُلاَءِ الكَلِمَاتِ كَمَا يُعَلِّمُ المُعَلِّمُ الغِلْمَانَ الكِتَابَةَ وَيَقُولُ: إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَتَعَوَّذُ مِنْهُنَّ دُبُرَ الصَّلاَةِ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الجُبْنِ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُرَدَّ إِلَى أَرْذَلِ العُمُرِ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الدُّنْيَا، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ           صحيح البخاري

     “Sa’d (radhiyallahu anhu) used to teach his children the following words like how a teacher teaches children to write. He used to say “Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam used to seek Allah’s refuge from these things after every Salāh.” “Oh Allah, I seek your protection from cowardice and I seek your protection from that I am sent forth to a feeble age and I seek refuge in you from the trials of the world and I seek refuge in you from the punishment of the grave.”_ (Sahih Bukhari)

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا: أَنَّ يَهُودِيَّةً دَخَلَتْ عَلَيْهَا، فَذَكَرَتْ عَذَابَ القَبْرِ، فَقَالَتْ لَهَا: أَعَاذَكِ اللَّهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ، فَسَأَلَتْ عَائِشَةُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ، فَقَالَ: نَعَمْ، عَذَابُ القَبْرِ.قَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا: فَمَا رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَعْدُ صَلَّى صَلاَةً إِلَّا تَعَوَّذَ مِنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ       صحيح البخاري

Aisha (radhiyallahu anha) narrates that a Jewess came to her and mentioned the punishment of the grave and said “May Allah protect you from the punishment of the grave.” So Hadhrat Aisha (radhiyallahu anha) asked Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about the punishment of the grave and Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “There is a punishment of the grave”. Aisha (radhiyallahu anha) says that I never saw Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) pray a Salāh after that instance except that he seeked refuge from the punishment of the grave.  (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 1306, & Sahih Muslim).

Those brothers who make an isolated case of Fadha’il e Amaal about Karamat e Aulia. They present wrong definition of Karamat. They cheat the muslim youth by interpreting these stories by their logic. In Islam matter has to be proved by Qur’an and Hadith as per understanding of Salafus salehin.

May Allah give these groupism ridden brothers taufeeq to learn Islam, to understand the power of Alla, do justice and not target Fazail e Amaal unjustly to deceive and cheat Muslims for sake of their groupism work, not to cheat innocent Muslims making isolated case of Fadha’il e Amaal.

A Muslim believes that Karamat/ Kashf is totally under control of Allah.

Nothing is impossible for Allah who has created sky and earth with KUN FAYAKOON and trillions of stars in a Galaxy and trillions of galaxies. 

WHY HE CANT SHOW SOMETIMES HIS SPECIAL POWER ON HANDS OF HIS SELECTED SLAVES (PROPHET AND AULIYA ALLAH)?? ………….MANIFESTATION OF KARAMAT IS IN  ALLAH’S POWER ONLY…….This is belief of Muslims………

It is not related to the will or status of a person (Aulia Allah).
It is by Allah’s Will and not the Desire/status of a person.  

Sometimes a person other than Prophet may get Karamat from Allah. 

Eg: Qur’an says that  Hazrat Mariyam used to get fruits without season while Prophet Zakariyyah (alayhissalaam) was not wasn’t, But it does not mean that her status surpassed than that of a Prophet. As it has already been said that through kashf a lot of things can be seen/felt with the permission of Allah Ta’ala like this one:

KARAMAT/KASHF OF ABU BAKAR (RADHIYALLAHU ANHU)

‘A’ishah (radhiyallahu anha) narrated: “When he (Abu bakr) was on his deathbed, my father (Abu bakr) said to me: “Verily, you have two brothers and two sisters.” So, I became startled at this, as I only had two brothers and one sister. He referred to his then-pregnant wife, Bint Kharijah, saying: “I see that she is pregnant with a girl,” and that turned out to be exactly the case.”
[Reported by ash-Shatibi in ‘al-Muwafaqat‘ (4/85), and Ibn Taymiyyah mentioned it in ‘Majmu’ al-Fatawa‘ (11/318)] 

Nabi Ya’qub (alayhissalam) could not trace from the well of Kunan But By will of Allah he could smell the cloths of Yusuf (alayhissalam) from far away Egypt.

So if you will see the Karamat e Auliya with Muslim vision you will find the greatness of Allah. 
Otherwise you may find something else if you consider that it has been done by the Aulia Allah, then it will become shirk, as Some of the groups are making.

Propaganda of  Shirk in Aulia Allah Stories IN FADHA’IL E AMAAL.

(These stories are from older book of great Imams and scholars REPRODUCED WITH REFERENCE)
May Allah show all of us Right path.

‘Shaykh al Islam’ of the Salafi’s Ahmad bin Taymiyyah views on these Issues
 
The miracles of saints are absolutely true and correct, by the acceptance of all Muslim scholars. And the Qur’an has pointed to it in different places, and the Hadith of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) has mentioned it, and whoever denies the miraculous power of saints are only people who are innovators and their followers.“_ [al-Mukhtasar al-Fatawa, page 603].

Ibn Taymiyya says, “what is considered as a miracle for a saint is that sometimes the saint might hear something that others do not hear and they might see something that others do not see, while not in a sleeping state, but in awakened state of vision. And he can know something that others cannot know, through revelation or inspiration.” [Majmu’a Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya, Vol. 11, p. 314]. 

Ahlus Sunnah believe in Karamat of Auliya: By Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah [Sharh Al-Aqeedat-il-Wasitiyah]

وَمِنْ أُصًولِ أَهْلِ السُّنَّةِ: التَّصْدِيقُ بِكَرَامَاتَ الأَوْلِيَاءِ وَمَا يُجْرِي اللهُ عَلَى أَيْدِيهِم مِّنْ خَوَارِقِ الْعَادَاتِ فِي أَنْوَاعِ الْعُلُومِ وَالْمُكَاشَفَاتِ وَأَنْوَاعِ الْقُدْرَةِ وَالتَّأْثِيرَات ، وَالمَاثُور  عَنْ سَالِفِ الأُمَمِ فِي سُورَةِ الْكَهْفِ وَغَيْرِهَا، وَعَنْ صَدْرِ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ مِنَ الصَّحَابَةِ وَالتَّابِعِينَ وَسَائِرِ فِرق الأُمَّةِ، وَهِيَ مَوْجُودَةٌ فِيهَا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ ۔

The testimony of the Karamat (charismata) occurred by the Auliya (those righteous people who are close to Allah) also forms part of the principles of Ahlus-Sunnah, as also the testimony of all those extraordinary occurrences and habits which Allah manifests through them in terms of various knowledges, spiritual experiences, powers, and influences and those that are mentioned in the Qur’anic Surah Al Kahf etc. regarding former communities and about the initial period of the Sahaba and Taba’een of this Ummah till today and will continue to remain till the day of judgement.

KARAMAT STORIES OF AULIYA ALLAH BY GREAT SCHOLARS FROM OTHER THAN FADHA’IL AMAAL

Miracles of Ibn Taymiyyah:
 
Incident 1 (Knowing of what is in someone’s heart without him speaking): 

There was once an argument between some of the noble scholars and myself in some issues that we were debating at length over. So, we decided to stop our discussion and go to the Shaykh to give us the decisive word. We found that the Shaykh himself had come to us, and when we were going to ask him about what we were discussing, he delved into each issue before we could even speak. He laid out each of our positions regarding what we were discussing, mentioned the opinions of the scholars on them, and then clarified which opinions were most supported by the evidence, until he got to the final issue we wanted to ask him about and told us what we ourselves were hoping to learn from asking him. So, my companions and I were speechless and shocked at what he had just learned from him, as well as what Allah had made him privy to regarding what we had been thinking of.

Incident 2 (Knowing of what is in someone’s heart without him speaking):

And during the days I spent with him, if I wanted to research a particular issue, I would barely have just thought of it only to find him proceeding to explaining it to me, and providing an answer from numerous angles.

Incident 3 (Knowing of someone’s poverty without them disclosing):

The righteous, knowledgeable Shaykh Ahmad bin al-Harimi told me that he once traveled to Damascus. He said: “So, it happened that when I arrived, I had no provision or money with me, and I knew nobody in the city. So, I began to walk through its streets like a lost person. Suddenly, I saw the Shaykh walking swiftly towards me. He greeted me, smiled in my face, put in my hand a small pouch filled with some dirhams, and said to me: “Spend these now and stop worrying about what you are thinking about, as Allah will never abandon you.” He then walked away as if he had only come to say this to me. So, I supplicated for him, and I was very happy with this. I then asked some of the people: “Who is this man?” They said: “You don’t know him?! He is Ibn Taymiyyah! It has been a very long time since we’ve seen him walk this road.”

Incident 4 (Knowing of someone’s illness without them informing):

And I was told by Shaykh Taqi ad-Din ‘Abdullah bin Ahmad bin Sa’id: “I traveled to Egypt when the Shaykh was living there, and I became very sick the night I arrived. So, I spent the night in some region of the country, and was shocked to suddenly hear someone calling me by my name and nickname. So, I answered him in a weak voice, and I sat up to see a group of the Shaykh’s companions entering upon me, some of whom I had met previously in Damascus. I said: “How did you know I was coming to Egypt when I have just arrived?” They said: “The Shaykh informed us that you were coming and that you are sick, and he told us to hurry to move you somewhere more comfortable, and we saw nobody else arriving or telling us anything.” So, I know that this was from the miracles of the Shaykh (may Allah be Pleased with him).

Incident 5 (Informing an ill person that they are cured):

He also told me: “I became extremely sick in Damascus, such that I could not even sit up. I suddenly felt the Shaykh sitting next to my head, and I was very weak with fever and sickness. He supplicated for me and said: “You are now relieved.” As soon as he left me, I was immediately relieved of all the pain and sickness I had been experiencing.” He also said: “I had come across some poetry written by one who had strayed from the truth that attacked the Shaykh. The reason he had written this poem was that someone had ascribed to him poetry and words that indicated he was a Rafidi, and took these words to a judge, and it was decided to publicize his condition to the people. The man falsely thought that it was the Shaykh who had written these words and taken them to the judge, and this is why he wrote this poetry attacking the Shaykh. So, I kept this poem with me, and I would sometimes recite some of it. I came across many things in it that didn’t sit well, and I was constantly afraid and anxious because of what I was reading, and were it not for Allah’s blessing on me, I would have been overtaken by it. I asked myself why I was so affected by this poem, and I could find nothing more than that I liked some of its words. So, I promised Allah that I would not waste anymore time reading it, and I became a bit relieved and relaxed. However, I still had the poem. So, I took it and burned it up and washed away the ashes so that nothing would be left of it. I asked Allah’s Forgiveness, and suddenly was completely relieved of all the anxiety I had been feeling when reading the poem, and Allah replaced it with relaxation. I have since been in a state of good and relaxation, and I see that this was one of the miracles of the Shaykh granted to him by Allah.”

Incident 6 (Knowing of someone’s poverty without them disclosing):

He also said to me that Shaykh Ibn ‘Imad ad-Din al-Muqri’ al-Mutriz said: “I visited the Shaykh once when I had some money with me. I greeted him, and he replied and welcomed me, and then left me without asking if I had any money with me. After a few days, I had spent all of my money. When the class was over and we had prayed behind him, he wouldn’t let me leave. He sat me down, and after everyone had left, he put a small pouch of money in my hand, saying: “Now, you have no money. Support yourself with this.” I was amazed at this, and knew that Allah had somehow made him privy to my situation – both when I had some money and when I had run out of it.”

Incident 7 (Informing people of the future, which Allah Ta’ala disclosed to him): 

I was also informed by a trustworthy individual: “When the Mongol invasion was approaching Damascus, its people became extremely afraid, and some of them came to him and asked him to supplicate for the Muslims. So, he turned to Allah and then said: “Rejoice, for Allah will grant you victory in three days, to the point that you will see their heads piled on top of each other.” By the One in Whose Hand my soul is, as soon as three days had passed, we saw their heads piled on top of each other in the center of Damascus, just as he said.”

Incident 8 (Informing people of their family members and financial condition without them disclosing): 

And I was told by the righteous Shaykh ‘Uthman bin Ahmad bin ‘Isa an-Nassakh (may Allah be Pleased with him) that he would visit the sick in the hospital in Damascus every week, and this was a constant habit of his. He once came to a young man and supplicated for him, and he was quickly cured. He came to the Shaykh wanting to greet him, and when he saw him, he smiled to him, pulled him close, gave him some money, and said: “Allah has healed you. So, promise Him that you will quickly return to your homeland. Is it right for you to abandon your wife and four daughters without a provider while you sit here?” The man kissed his hand and said: “Sir, I repent to Allah on your hand,” and he later said: “I was amazed at what he knew about me, as I did leave them without any provision, and nobody in Damascus had known of my situation.”

Incident 9 (Informing of someone’s death in the future): 

And I was told by someone I trust that some judges were on their way to Egypt to assume positions there, and that one of them said: “As soon as I arrive in Egypt, I will rule that such and such of the noble scholars should be killed.” Everyone had agreed that this scholar was righteous and pious. However, this man’s heart contained such hatred and enmity to him that it drove him to want him dead. Everyone who heard him say this became worried that he would actually carry out his threat to kill this righteous man, and they were afraid that this man who wanted to be a judge would be led by Satan and by his own desires, causing him to spill sacred Muslim blood – they feared the great evil that would result from such an action. So, they went to Ibn Taymiyyah and told him of exactly what had taken place. He said: “Allah will not allow him to carry out what he wants, and he will not even get to Egypt alive.” The judge had a very short distance to travel until he would arrive in Egypt when he was suddenly stricken with death. So, he died before arriving in Egypt, just as Allah had revealed on the tongue of the Shaykh (may Allah be Pleased with him). And the miracles of the Shaykh (may Allah be Pleased with him) are many, and this is not the place to mention more of them. But, from the most obvious and well-known of his miracles is that nobody was ever known to hate or attack him except that he was then stricken with numerous disasters, mostly in his religion, and this is something well-known that does not require much elaboration.

(All quotes taken from الاعلام العلیھ فی مناقب ابنتيمية written by Shaykh Abu Hafs Umar Ibn Ali-Bazzar who was a contemporary of Ibn Taymiyyah, translated in English as “The Lofty virtues of Ibn Taymiyah

Abu al-Khayr al-Aqta` said: “I entered the city of Allah’s Messenger and I was in material need. I stayed five days without eating anything. I came toward the grave and said Salam to the Prophet and to Abu Bakr and `Umar then said: “I am your guest tonight, O Allah’s Messenger!” I then stepped aside and slept behind the Minbar. I saw the Prophet in my dream, with Abu Bakr to his Right, `Umar to his left, and `Ali in front of him. `Ali shook me and said, “Get up, Rasullullah is coming.” I got up and kissed him between his eyes; he gave me a loaf of bread, I ate half of it; when I woke up I found half a loaf in my hand.” 

(Abu-al-Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi, Muthir Al-Gharam Al-Sakin Ila Ashraf Al-Amakin)

Hasan ibn Sufyaan Nasawi (rahimahullah) was once with his friends in Egypt out in search for Ahaadith. Their provisions became exhausted to such an extent that three days passed by without a morsel of food. They were forced to beg. Hence, they drew lots to see who from amongst them will go out to beg. Hasan ibn Sufyaan’s name came up and consequently, he took to one corner of the Musjid and performed two Rakaats of Salaat after which he made Du’aa crying and begging unto Allah Ta’ala. When he finished, he saw a young handsome man who had just entered the Musjid and remarked, ‘Where is Hasan ibn Sufyaan?’ he replied, ‘I am here’ The young man then said, ‘The King (Tooloon) conveys his salaams to you and he apologises for his shortcomings towards your service. Here is one hundred Dinaars for every one of you. when Hasan and his friends asked the young man as to how the King had come to know of them, the young man said, ‘The King saw a dream in which a rider flew to him in the air. The rider was holding a spear with which it entered his home and pierced the King in his hip and said – wake up! Go and see to Hasan ibn Sufyaan and his friends. Go! Wake up – Go. Wake up because they are starving for 3 days in the Musjid. The King asked, ‘Who are you?’ the reply was, ‘I am Ridhwaan, the door-keeper of Jannat’ The King woke up and his hip was in severe pain. Thus, he sent these coins to you. 

(Siyaar aalamin nubalaa vol.14 pg.161; of Hafiz Dhahabi)

(al-hafiz) Abu Bakr al-Minqari said: I was with (al-hafiz) al-Tabarani and (al-hafiz) Abu al-Shaykh in the Prophet’s Mosque, in some difficulty. We became very hungry. That day and the next we didn’t eat. When it was time for `isha, I came to the Prophet’s grave and I said: “O Messenger of Allah, we are hungry, we are hungry” (ya rasullallah al-ju` al-ju`)! Then I left. Abu al-Shaykh said to me: Sit. Either there will be food for us, or death. I slept and Abu al-Shaykh slept. al-Tabarani stayed awake, researching something. Then an `Alawi (a descendant of `Ali) came knocking at the door with two boys, each one carrying a palm-leaf basket filled with food. We sat up and ate. We thought that the children would take back the remainder but they left everything behind. When we finished, the `Alawi said: O people, did you complain to the Prophet? I saw him in my sleep and he ordered me to bring something to you.

(Abu-al-Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi, Kitab al-Wafa (p. 818 #1536)

(Ibn al-Jawzi Muthir Al-Gharam Al-Sakin Ila Ashraf Al-Amakin)

Abu al-Khayr al-Aqta` said: “I entered the city of Allah’s Messenger and I was in material need. I stayed five days without eating anything. I came toward the grave and said Salam to the Prophet and to Abu Bakr and `Umar then said: “I am your guest tonight, O Allah’s Messenger!” I then stepped aside and slept behind the Minbar. I saw the Prophet in my dream, with Abu Bakr to his Right, `Umar to his left, and `Ali in front of him. `Ali shook me and said, “Get up, Rasullullah is coming.” I got up and kissed him between his eyes; he gave me a loaf of bread, I ate half of it; when I woke up I found half a loaf in my hand.” 

Ibn al-Jawzi Kitab al-Wafa (p. 818 #1536)

(al-hafiz) Abu Bakr al-Minqari said: I was with (al-hafiz) al-Tabarani and (al-hafiz) Abu al-Shaykh in the Prophet’s Mosque, in some difficulty. We became very hungry. That day and the next we didn’t eat. When it was time for `isha, I came to the Prophet’s grave and I said: “O Messenger of Allah, we are hungry, we are hungry” (ya rasullallah al-ju` al-ju`)! Then I left. Abu al-Shaykh said to me: Sit. Either there will be food for us, or death. I slept and Abu al-Shaykh slept. al-Tabarani stayed awake, researching something. Then an `Alawi (a descendant of `Ali) came knocking at the door with two boys, each one carrying a palm-leaf basket filled with food. We sat up and ate. We thought that the children would take back the remainder but they left everything behind. When we finished, the `Alawi said: O people, did you complain to the Prophet? I saw him in my sleep and he ordered me to bring something to you.

Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal (rahimahullah):

Ibn Abee Ya’laa reports in his Tabaqaatul-Hanaabilah 1/163-167: The story from the book Foundation Of The Sunnah by Fawwaaz Ahmad az-Zumarlee, page number 75

Then Ibn Abee Duwaad and Bishr al-Mareesee said, ‘Kill him, so that we can rest (in his absence).’ Al-Mu’tasim said, ‘I have pledged to Allaah that I will not kill him with a sword and that I will not order for him to be killed with a sword.’ Ibn Abee Duwaad said to him, ‘(Then) lash him with a whip.’ So al– Mu’tasim said, ‘Yes,’ and then said, ‘Bring the executioners,’ and so they were brought.

Al-Mu’tasim said to one of them, ‘With how many lashes will you kill him?’ He said, ‘With ten, 0 Ameerul-Mu‘mineen.’ Then he replied, ‘Take him to yourself (heat him).’

Sulaymaan as-Sijzee continued, ‘So Imaam Ahmad was undressed and made to wear a garment of wool around his waist. Two new ropes were drawn tight around his hands. The man took the whip in his hand and said, ‘Shall I strike him, 0 Ameerul-Mu’mineen?’’

Al-Mu’tasim said, ‘Strike him,’ and he struck him with one lash. Imaam Ahmad said, “All praise is due to Allaah” Then he lashed him a second time and Imaam Ahmad said, “Whatever Allaah will occurs.” Then he struck him a third time and lmaam Ahmad said, “There is no movement nor power save that of Allaah, the
Most High, the Mighty.”

When the man desired to strike him a fourth time I looked at the garment around his waist and it had become loose. He wished that he should fall to the ground, so he raised his head towards the sky and moved his lips — and suddenly the earth shook and two hands came out of it, and supported his weight, by the power of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic. 

When al-Mu’tasim saw that he said, ‘Leave him,’ then Ibn Abee Duwaad came to him and said, ‘0 Ahmad, say in my ear: ‘The Qur’aan is created,’ So that I may save you from the hand of the khaleefah.’ So Imaam Ahmad said to him, “0 Ibn Abee Duwaad, say in my ear: ‘The Qur’aan is the Speech of Allah, it is not created,’ so that I save you from the punishment of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.” Al-Mu’tasim then said, ‘Place him into the prison.’

Allahu akbar these were the effort of our salaf to establish the truth in the earth.

may Allah give us tawfiq to follow their step inshallah.

Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman Muhammad bin Husayn as-Sulami narrated:

I heard al-Malini say: “I went to visit Tahiyyah one time, so I heard her from outside the house, calling out: “O You who loves me, and I love Him!”

So, I went to her and said: “O Tahiyyah, it is good that you love Allah – the Exalted – but, from where do you know that He loves you?”

So, she said: “Yes, I used to live in the land of the Nubians, and my parents were Christians. My mother used to take me to church and bring me to the Cross and say to me: “Kiss the Cross!” So, when I was about to do this, I saw a hand come out of the Cross and push my face away so that I would not kiss it. At that point, I knew that it was Him protecting me.””

Excessive worship of the Salaf (which seems beyond human capability)
 
(Although it is very clear that these stories are mentioned in books not to follow and no can imitate, rather for encouragement only that they read so much Qur’an pak so at least ……..we should finish recite daily to finish at least once in six month……….Are you finishing even once quran in last six month if not please start from today. brother)

Recitation of the Qur’aan: 

1) Uthman Ibn Affan (radhiyallahu anhu) used to finish the entire Qur’aan in one Raka’aat of Wit’r [Tirmidhi, Qiyamul-Lail, Tabaqaat Ibn Saad, Zailul Jawahir]

2) Tamim Dari (radhiyallahu anhu) used to finish the whole of Qur’aan in one night [Tahawi, Tahzeeb Wat-Tahzeeb, Zailul Jawahir]

3) Abdullah Ibn Zubair (radhiyallahu anhu) used to finish the whole of Qur’aan in one night [Tahawi,Qiyamul-Layl]

4) Saeed Ibn Jubair, the Tabi’i (rahimahullah) used to finish the whole of Qur’aan in one night [Tirmidhi, Tahawi, Zailul Jawahir, Tazkiratul-Huffaz]

5) Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) used to finish 60 Qur’aans in Ramadhan [Tazkiratul-Huffaz]

6) Imam Wakee Ibn Jarah (rahimahullah) used to finish the whole of Qur’aan in one night [Tareekh-Baghdad]

7) Imam Jarh wat-Ta’deel Yahya Ibn Saeed (rahimahullah) used to finish the Qur’aan in 24 hours [Baghdadi, Tahzeebul-Asma Wal Lugaat]

8) Imam Subki (rahimahullah) relates that Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) used to finish one Qur’aan during the day and one Qur’aan at Iftaar time and at the time of each Khatam (of Qur’aan) he used to say, “Dawwatun-Mustajaba” [Tabqaat Shaf’aiatul Kubra, Alhitta Fi Dhikr As-Siha Sitta]

9) Imam Isma’eel Ibn Katheer (rahimahullah) relates that Imam Abu Haneefa (rahimahullah) used to perform his Fajar Salah with the wudhu of Esha Salah for 40 years and at the spot where he passed away he had finished the Qur’aan 7000 times (please note that in some manuscripts it is printed as 70,000 instead of 7,000) [Al Bidaya Wan-Nihaya]

Excessive fasting: 

1) Qadi Iyad (rahimahullah) and others state that Jamhoor of Ulama agree on “always fasting” as long as the fast is not kept on the days when it is forbidden e.g. on Eid days and Ayamul-Tashreeq etc. [Sha’rh Saheeh Muslim]

2) Imam Ibnul-Haj’r Asqalani (rahimahullah) writes, “…Others have opined that Saiyamud-Dah’r (always fasting) is Mustahab for those who have the strength and none of the other obligations will suffer due to it; and this is also the Madhab of Jamhoor…” [Fathul-Bari]

3) From the Sahaba (alayhim ar-Ridhwaan) Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu), Sayyidina Abu-Talha (radhiyallahu anhu), Sayydina Zaid Ibn Suhail and many from the Salaf practised Siyamud-Dah’r (always fasting) [Sha’rh Saheeh Muslim]

4) Imam Shu’ba Ibn Hujjaj practised Siyamud-Dah’r [Tuhfatul-Ahwazi]

5) Imam Waki Ibn Jarrah practised Saiyamud-Dah’r [Baghdadi]

6) Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) practised Siyamud-Dah’r [Meezanul-Kubra]

Excessive Praying: 

1) Imam Ibn ul-Haj’r Asqalani (rahimahullah) & Imam Dahabi (rahimahullah) both relate that Sayyidina Zainul-Abideen Ali Ibn Hussain (rahimahullah) used to pray 1000 Rakaat daily till he passed away [Tadhkiratul-Huffaz, Tahzeeb Wat-Tahzeeb]

2) Imam Ma’moon Ibn Mehraan used to pray 1000 Rakaat daily and once completed 17,000 Rakaat in 17 days [Tahzeeb Wat-Tahzeeb]

3) Imam Mirra Ibn Sharaheel Hamdani used to pray 1000 Rakaat daily but in his old age he had reduced it to 400 Rakaat daily [Al Bidaya Wan-Nihaya]

4) Sayyidina Ali Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abbas used to pray 1000 Rakaat daily [Tahzeeb Wat-Tahzeeb]

5) Umair Ibn Hani (rahimahullah) used to pray 1000 Rakaat daily and used to read 100,000 Tasbeehs daily

Recently i had to came across some brainless “Internet-salafi-laymen” who just blames that follower of imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) Fabricated the stories regarded him. Just cause they never read any book about salaf, and they hear such stories first time, they put everything in fabricated garbage.

Even one of hem said: imam abu hanifa (rahimahullah) didn´t practise mustahab (doing wudu allthough you have wudu)!  where he forgot imam abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) was reciting Qur’an which is nafl, and nafl status is bigger then mustahab!

Here is more same narration regarding tabii (rahimahumullah) who act same like Imam abu hanifa (rahimahullah). may Allah give them jannatul firdaws, and give us tawfiq to do amals like them and follow their footstep .

6) Sulaiman ibn Tarkhan Abu al Mutamir

Sulaiman held the post of Imam in the Jami Masjid of Basra for a period of forty years, during which he performed the Fajr prayer with the same ablution of Isha. [Al-Hilyah (3/29)]

7) Thabit ibn Aslam al-Bunani

Sinan narrates from his father that he said: “I swear by Allah that I placed Thabit in his grave and accompanying me was Humaid al Tawil or somebody else (Muhammad is uncertain) When we had completed the levelling of the dust upon his grave an adobe (unburnt brick) tumbled dow. Upon which Thabit became visible praying in his grave. I said to my companion, Have you not seen? He replied, Keep silent, We levveld the earth once again and proceeded to his daughter and inquired what was the practise of your father. She in return asked What have you observed? We informed her. Upon which she replied, For a period of fifty years, he prayed throughout the night and when the time for sahur would arrive, he would say , O Allah! If you are to grant anyone from your creation prayers in his grave, let him be me.Allah did not discard his supplication. [Al-Hilyah (2/219)]

9) Said ibn Musaiyib

Said ibn musaiyib performed Fajr prayer with the ablution of Isha for Fifty years. [Al-Hilyah (2/163)]

More examples of Salaf

For forty years, the Adhan was never called but Sa`id bin al-Musayyab (radhiyallahu `anhu) was in the mosque before it was called. [Tabaqat al Hanabilah 1/141, Hilyat al Awliya 2/163, Sifat as Safwah 2/80]

After ar-Rabi` bin Khaytham became partially paralyzed, he used to go to the mosque helped by two men. He was told: “O Abu Yazid! You have been given permission to pray at home.” He said, “You have said the truth, but I heard the caller hear, ‘Hayya `ala al-Falah (Come to success)’, and I thought that whoever hears this call should answer it even by crawling.” [Hilyat al Awliya 2/113]

Adi bin Hatim, (radhiyallahu `anhu) said, “Ever since I became Muslim, I always made sure to have Wudu when the Adhan is called.” [As Siyar 3/160]

Ubayd bin Ja`far said, “I never saw my uncle Bishr bin Masnur miss the first takbir, and whenever any person stood up in our mosque to ask people for help, my uncle gave him something.” [Sifat as Safwah 3/376]

Ibn Sama`ah said, “For forty years, I only missed Takbir Tahrimah when my mother died.” [As Siyar 10/646]

“If you know of a man’s disinterest in Takbir Tahrimah, then wash your hands of him.” [As Siyar 5/65, Sifat as Safwah 3/88]

Hammad bin Salamah said, “I have never stood up for prayer without imagining that Jahannam is before my eyes.” [Tadhkirat al Huffadh 1/219]

Mu`awiyah bin Murrah, “I lived during the time of seventy of the Companions of Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam), and had they lived among you today, they would not recognize any of your acts except the Adhan!” [Hilyat al Awliya 2/299]

Maymun bin Hayyan said, “I never saw Muslim bin Yasar turning his head while praying, whether the prayer was short or long. Once, a part of the mosque came down and the noise caused fear to the people who were in the market, while he was in the mosque, did not fear nor even turn his head and kept praying.” [Az Zuhd by Imam Ahmad p 359]

“I accompanied `Ata bin Rabah for eighteen years. When he became old and weak, he used to stand in prayer and read close to two hundred Ayat from Surat al Baqarah while standing in such firmness that no part of him would move.” [As Siyar 5/87, Sifat as Safwah 2/213]

Abu Bakr bin Aiyash said, “If you saw Habib bin Abu Thabit while in Sujud, you would think that he had died because of his long prostration.” [As Siyar 5/291]

Musa bin Turayf said: “‘Ali bin Bakkar’s slave-girl used to spread his bed for him, so he would touch it with his hand and say: “By Allah, you feel good; by Allah, you feel cool; by Allah, I will not lay on you tonight,” and he would pray until the next morning with the same wudu’.” [ Sifat as Safwah ]

Imam Dhahabi (RA) who is a student of ibn Taymiyyah  himself recorded about ibn Taymiyyah  that one day ad-Dhahabi and few other students were discussing a matter and were not getting to a conclusion and then ibn Taymiyyah came in and without asking them what they were discussing started telling them about that issue until he clarified the matter to them. 

The Lofty Virtues of Ibn Taymiiyyah page no.22

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