Contents > Chapter 4: Life of the Barzakh > The Deobandi View: (4) - The Messengers can help and benefit the living physically.


 

The Deobandi View: (4) - The Messengers can help and benefit the living physically.


(1) Seeking Advice / Answers / Solutions / Help from Allah’s Messenger

Fazaail-e-Aamaal is full of false narrations that claim that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) physically helped those in needs...

 

1. “Hazrat Ibn Jalaa relates, “While in Medina I once suffered tremendous hunger. It became so unbearable that I presented myself at the grave of Rasoolullah and said, “O Rasoolullah, I suffer great hunger. I am now your guest.” Thereafter, sleep overtook me and in a vision, I saw Rasoolullah give me a piece of bread. I ate half of it, and when I woke up, I found myself with the other half of that piece of bread still in my hands.”[1]

 

2. In another story, a man who was leaving for Hajj was requested by someone to convey his salaam (greeting) at the grave of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam). This man visited Medina, but forgot to convey the salaams and remembered when he reached Zul Hulaifah. The man returned back to Medina to convey the Salaams leaving his caravan behind. He conveyed the greetings and slept in the Prophet’s Mosque. Then on he states, “...during the latter part of the night, I saw Rasoolullah and his two companions in a dream. They were coming towards me. Abu Bakr said, ‘O Rasoolullah this is the person.’ Rasoolullah turned in my direction saying: ‘O Abul Wafaa!’ I replied, O Rasoolullah, my name is Abul Abbas’. Rasoolullah replied: ‘No, your name is Abul Wafaa (he who carries out his promise). Then Rasoolullah took me by the hand and placed me right into the Masjid al-Haraam in Mecca. I had been there eight full days when at last my former companions of the caravan arrived.[2]

 

3. “Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Sufi wondered about in the wilderness for about thirteen months suffering such great tribulation that his very skin dried out. In this condition, he reached Medina, greeted Rasoolullah and slept soon afterwards. He dreamt of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) who said to him... “O Ahmad, have you come to me.” I replied, “Yes Sir. I have come and I am suffering from hunger. Now, I am your guest.” Rasoolullah said, “Open your two hands.” I did as I was bid and Rasoolullah filled them with Dirham. When I awoke both my hands were still filled with money.”[3]

 

4. “Once a Muazzin was giving Adhaan (the call of prayer) when someone came along and struck him a hard smack. Crying the Muazzin said, “… O Rasoolullah! See what is done to me in your esteemed presence!” Immediately after the complaint, the person was paralyzed and fell down. People who were nearby picked him up and took him home, where after three days he died.”[4]

 

5. ‘Abdullah Ibn Moosa says: ‘When Ali Ibn Salih died, I was away for a journey. When I came back, I visited his brother, Hasan Ibn Salih… Hasan said: ‘Let me first tell you how he gave up his soul… When he was in the throes of death, he called for water. I brought him some water, but he said to me that he has already taken water. I asked him, ‘How?’ and he replied: ‘Rasoolullah visited me with a host of Angels following him in rows, and he gave me some water to drink…’[5]


[1] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj, Chapter.9, story no.23, p.178, (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi). 

[2] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj, Chapter.9, story no.11, p.173, (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi).

[3] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj, Chapter.9, story no.25, p.179, (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi).

[4] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj, Chapter.9, story no.26, p.179, (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi).

[5] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Charity, Chapter.6, p.605, (2nd South African Impression 1414-1993. Published by Waterval Islamic Institute).

Fazaail-e-Aamaal, Virtues of Charity, (Hindi Translation) Chapter.6, p.708, (Idara Ishaat Diniyat First Edition - (1984).