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Wednesday, 07 April 2021 07:21

Incident of a Khurasaani

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There was once a man from Khurasaan who used to perform Haj annually. After performing Haj, he would visit Madinah Munawwarah. On coming to Madinah Munwwarah, it was his habit to visit Hazrat Sayyid Taahir ‘Alawi (rahimahullah) and present him with gifts.

Once, someone from Madinah Munawwarah said to the Khurasaani, “Whatever you give to Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah) is being wasted by him and is being spent for sinful purposes.” For this reason, when he came to Madinah Munawwarah the following year, he did not give him any gifts. Likewise, when he came the next year as well, he again gave him nothing and instead distributed his gifts among the poor of Madinah Munawwarah.

On the third year, before he left his home for Haj, he saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in a dream. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to him, “You have wronged Sayyid Taahir ‘Alawi. You believed the words of his enemy and stopped giving gifts to him. Do not let that happen again. Whatever you refused him in the past should be given to him now, and continue to give him gifts in the future as well.”

When the Khurasaani awoke, he was very frightened. He immediately filled a bag with six hundred dinaars and wrote the name of Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah) on the bag. He then took the bag and left for Madinah Munawwarah.

When he arrived in Madinah Munawwarah and came to the house of Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah), he found a large gathering around him, listening to his discourses. On seeing him, Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah) said, “O man from Khurasaan! If Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not speak to you, you would not have come to me now. You believed the words of Allah’s enemy and withheld your gifts from me. It was only when you were commanded by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to present the gifts of three years that you came here. Now come forward and give me the six hundred dinaars.”

Hearing this, the Khurasaani was surprised. He admitted that it was indeed as Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah) had said. Before handing over the bag, he asked, “How did you come to know of this?”

Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah) replied, “I know all the details. When you did not give me anything in the first year, it affected me greatly because I suffered poverty. When you left in the second year without giving me anything, it pained me much more and I still suffered. Thereafter, I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in a dream. He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to me, ‘Do not be distressed for I have reprimanded the Khurasaani in a dream and I have commanded him to give to you that which he withheld in the past. I have also instructed him that as long as he is able to continue giving to you, he should never stop.” I thanked Allah Ta‘ala for that dream. So when you appeared before me today, I was certain that my dream was true.”

On hearing this, the Khurasaani took out the bag with the 600 dinaars and gave it to the Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah). He kissed his hands and begged him forgiveness for his fault in believing the word of his enemy.

‘Allaamah Samhoodi (rahimahullah) related this incident and then explained that Hazrat Sayyid Taahir (rahimahullah) was actually the son of Hazrat Yahya (rahimahullah), who was the son of Hazrat Husain (rahimahullah), who was the son of Hazrat Ja’far (rahimahullah), who was the son of Hazrat ‘Ubaid Husain (rahimahullah), who was the son of Hazrat ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). May Allah Ta‘ala be pleased with them all.

(Fazaa’ile-Madinah)

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