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Deobandi View – 2: The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) is aware of his nation

Fazaail-e-Aamaal mentions numerous quotations in support of the Deobandi view that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) is aware of his nation and also helps them physically in their needs.


1. Moulana Zakariyah mentions, “Indeed, one should have the idea in mind (when standing in front of the Prophet’s grave), that, ‘Here I stand in his presence as if he is still alive, because as for the knowledge of his position, the condition of his Ummah (Muslim Nation) and their intentions are concerned, Rasoolullah (Allah’s Messenger) knows of it now in death, as he knew about the Ummah in his lifetime.”[1]


2. “Hazrat Sulaiman bin Sahim said that he saw the Holy Prophet in a dream and asked him, “O Prophet of Allah! Are you aware of the people who visit you and say salaam to you?” The Holy Prophet said, “O Yes I recognize them and acknowledge their salaam.”[2]


3. “A man by the name of Musa Darir said, “I was sailing in a ship which started to sink. At the same time, drowsiness overpowered me. In that condition, the Holy Prophet taught me a Darood and said, ‘The people aboard the ship should recite it one thousand times.’ The Darood was hardly recited 300 times, the ship recovered its normal sailing.”[3] [4]


4. “Once an old man came to Qari Abu Bakr Mujahid (a teacher of the Qur’aan) and said, “My wife gave birth to a son last night. Now the family members asked me to bring ghee and honey. On hearing the circumstances, Qari Abu Bakr became worried. In the same condition, drowsiness overpowered him and he dreamt the Holy Prophet saying, ‘Don’t be so much perturbed. Go to Ali Ibn Isa, the minister, convey my salaams to him and tell him this sign, He does not sleep until he recites one thousand times Darood ... After telling him the sign; ask him to give one hundred gold coins to the father of the new born’.... The men did as they were advised and got 100 gold coins from the wazir.”[5]

[1] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj, Chapter:9, p.148, (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot).

[2] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Durood , Chapter.1, p.19 and 46. (Edt. 1985, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi).

[3] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Durood , Chapter.5, p.111. (Edt. 1985, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi). Also see Zadus Saeed by Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Eng. Trans. by Majlis Ulama) p.14.

[4] Allah relates the reaction of disbelievers when faced with affliction in Soorah Yunus. Even though the disbelievers associate partners with Allah in ease, they would turn to Allah alone in difficulty and supplicate to Him Alone because they knew and firmly believed that it is Allah Alone, Who can dispel their dificulties, Allah says: “He it is Who enables you to travel through land and sea, when you are in the ships and they sail with them with a favorable wind, and they are glad therein, then comes a strong wind and the waves come to them from all sides, and they think that they are encircled therein, they invoke Allah, making their Faith pure for Him Alone, saying: ‘If You (Allah) deliver us from this, we shall truly be of the graceful.” [Soorah Yunus (10): 22] Thus, even Arab Pagans would invoke Allah Alone, when ceazed by storm in the sea, but the Soofis of today, who claim to be among the true followers of Islam do not  invoke Allah even in difficulty!!

[5] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Durood, Chapter.5, p.132 (Edt. 1985, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi).