Hussaini Groom By Ilyas Attar Qadri

اَلْحَمْدُ ﷲ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ ط وَالصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلٰى سَيِّدِ الْمُرْسَلِيْنْ ط

اَمَّابَعْدُ! فَاَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطٰنِ الرَّجِيْمْ ط بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم ْط

 

(Translated By: Majlis-e-Tarajim of Dawat-e-Islami)

 

This speech was performed by Ameer-e-AhleSunnat  دامت برکاتهم العاليه in the 3 day Sindh Ijtima of Dawat-e-Islami (1420ah). It has been presented with necessary changes Maktaba-tul-madina

 

Hussaini Groom

 

No matter how lazy Satan makes you feel, read this booklet in its entirety. In’shaa-Allah عَزَّوَجَل you will feel a Madani transformation within yourself.

 

Sheikh Muhammad bin Sulaimaan Jazuli رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه says that I was once on a journey. At one place it was time to offer salaah. There was a well there but no rope or bucket to pull the water out. I was still thinking about this problem when a girl on top of a house looked and asked, “What are you looking for?” I replied, “I am looking for a bucket and some rope.” She asked my name, and I told her. She said, “Oh, so it is you who is spoken about a lot but your condition is such that you can’t even pull water from a well.” After saying this, she spat in the well. As soon as she did this, water started rising in the well and started flowing out. Muhammad bin Sulaimaan Jazuli رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه performed his wudu and offered his salaah and then asked the girl, “Tell me truthfully, how you achieved this marvel?” She replied, “I recite Durood Shareef and with its blessing, this marvel happened.” He رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه says that I was so impressed by that girl that I promised I will write a book all about Durood Shareef. (sa’aada-tud-darain, P159) Therefore, he رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه wrote a book all about Durood Shareef which is famously known as Dalail-ul-Khairaat’.

 

صَلُّوْا عَلَى الْحَبيْبْ   صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد 

 

During the last few days, we remembered the great martyrs of Karbala. I will now tell you a painful story of a Hussaini groom. Allama Moulana Sayyid Muhammad Naeem-ud-Deen Muraadabaadi رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه narrates in his book ‘Sawanih-e-Karbala’,

 

Hussaini groom

 

Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ibn’e Abdullah Kalbi was a good natured youngster from the tribe of Bani Kalb. Just after 7 days of his  رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ marriage his mother رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا came to him. His mother was a widow and her only prize and possession was her son. She رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا embraced her son and started crying. Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ in confusion asked his mother, “Dear mother! Why are you upset? I don’t remember ever upsetting you during my lifetime and neither can I ever think of doing that in the future. It is compulsory for me to obey your orders and In’shaa-Allah عَزَّوَجَل until the day I die I will be your obedient. Dear mother! What is worrying you and what has made you cry? My dear mother! I am willing to sacrifice my life on your order. Please don’t be upset.” On hearing this, his mother let out a scream and started crying even more and said, “My son, you are the light of my eyes, you are the peace of my heart, you are the only flower in my garden. Through sweat and tears I have fed you, I cannot bear a single moment without you and my heart becomes distressed in your absence. My dear son! Today on the ground of Karbala, the grandson of the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم , the beloved of Sayyiduna Ali رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ, the light of the eyes of Sayyidatuna Fatima رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا is getting crushed under oppression and cruelty. My Beloved! Is it possible for you to sacrifice your life at their feet? I would spit on this world if we are still alive and the beloved grandson of the Holy prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم is mercilessly martyred. If you remember the love that I gave to you when you were growing up, if you have not forgotten then my dear son! Sacrifice yourself for Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ.” The Hussaini groom Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ said, “My Dear Mother! It is my good fortune if I can sacrifice my life for Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ and I am prepared to do so. I need permission for a short while though so that I can go see that woman who has given up everything in this world for me and does not look at any other man except me. I am worried about her and if she wishes, I will give her permission to spend her life how ever she wants.” The mother said, “My Dear Son! Women are of unsound mentality, you might become trapped in her words and might let this opportunity leave your hands.” The Hussaini groom Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ said, “My Dear Mother!  My love for Imam Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ is so tight in my heart that no-one can open that knot of love and no-one can wash that love away.” After saying this, he رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ went to his wife and said, “The grandson of the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم, son of Fatima رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا and blooming flower from the garden of Sayyiduna Ali رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ is in difficulty in the grounds of Karbala. Traitors have got them trapped.” On hearing this, his bride let out a heart trembling sigh and said, “Oh crown of my head! How upsetting it is that I can’t participate with you in this battle. Shariah does not allow women to come to the battlefield in order to fight. Unfortunately, I am deprived of this blessing and I can’t sacrifice myself for Imam Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ . Subhan-Allah عَزَّوَجَل, you have made the intention of Heaven and Heavenly women will be waiting for you. Just do one thing for me. When you are in Heaven and are presented with the blessings of Heaven and the Heavenly women are around you, please keep me by your side.” The Hussaini groom رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ took his wife and mother and presented him in the court of Imam Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ. The bride said, “Oh son of The Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم, as soon as a martyr falls from his horse, he falls into the lap of heavenly women and every wish is fulfilled in Heaven. He (meaning Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ) wishes to sacrifice himself for you and I have no other relatives who will take care of me. I just have one wish and it is that I don’t be separated from my groom on the Day of Judgement. In this world I wish that you keep me as one of your slave girls so that I can serve your female family members رَضِيَ اﷲُعَنْهُن.” After hearing all this, Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ said, “Oh Imam Hussain  رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ, if through the intercession of the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم I am granted Heaven, I will request the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم to keep my bride with me because I have made her a promise.” After saying this, Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ requested permission from Imam Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ and went into the battlefield. On seeing this, the enemy became frightful as to who this young man this, riding on a horse all by himself with a spear in his hand and calling out in a loud voice,

امِيْرُالْحُسَيْنُ وَ نِعْمَ الْامِيْر
لَهُ لَمْعَةٌ کَا لسِّرَاجِ الْمُنِيْر

 

Meaning Imaam Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ is the leader and he is a good leader. His character and personality is like a bright candle.

 

Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ went forward with full speed and whoever came in his way was beheaded. Around him, a pile of heads was created. The bodies of the enemy could be seen writhing in pain and agony and covered in blood. After a while he changed the direction of his horse and headed towards his mother. He رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ came to his mother and said, “My dear mother! Are you happy with me now?” He went to his bride who was crying and told her to be patient.  As soon as he had said this, a voice was heard from the battlefield calling out   هَلْ مِنْ مُّبَارِز؟ meaning is there anyone to fight? Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ mounted his horse and headed towards the battlefield for the second time. The new bride is watching her husband leave as tears fall from her eyes. The Hussaini Groom reached the battlefield within moments and saw that the enemy in the field was the famous warrior and expert rider Hakam bin Tufail who was an experienced fighter in the battlefield. With pride he leapt off his horse. With one attack, Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ lifted him with his spear and threw him onto the ground and because of the impact of him hitting the ground, his bones got crushed. There was uproar in both armies and the enemy lost the will power to fight.  Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ rode straight into the heart of the enemy. Whichever enemy came in his way was lifted on his spear and smashed onto the ground. So many enemies were killed using the spear that the spear broke into pieces. As soon as it broke into pieces, he رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ took out his sword and beheaded any enemy in the way. When the enemies became fed up of what Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ was doing, the enemy leader Amr bin Sa’ad gave the order that all the soldiers should attack at once and from all around. This order of the leader was followed and all the enemies attacked at once. Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ was so badly injured by this cowardly attack that he fell to the ground and the black hearted enemy cut of his blessed head and threw it towards the army of Imam Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ. The mother of Sayyiduna Wahb رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ picked up the head of her son and rubbed it on her face and said, “Oh son, my brave son, your mother is happy with you now.” The mother then put the head into the lap of the bride. The bride kissed the head and in that very instance her soul left her body and she joined her Hussaini groom.

 

اَسکَنَکُمَا الله ُ فَرَادِيْسَ الجِنَانِ وَاَغرَقَکُم فِي بِحَارِ الرَّحمَة  وَ الرِّضوَانِ

 

(meaning may Allah عَزَّوَجَل grant you a place in the gardens of Firdous and immerse you in mercy and the river of Ridwaan)

 

(mulakhkhas az: Sawanih Karbala, P118-123, Shabir brothers Markaz-ul-Auliya Lahore)

My Dear Islamic Brothers! You saw the enthusiasm the AhleBait عليهم الرضوان had and how the Hussaini groom who was married since 17 days only, went into the battlefield and faced the enemy and became entitled to Heaven by being martyred. The mother and wife of the Hussaini groom are also entitled too much praise. Look at how the mother and the wife supported the Hussaini groom and saw him get martyred in the feet of Imaam Hussain رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ. May Allah عَزَّوَجَل give even one drop of this enthusiasm to our mothers and sisters so that they can also present their children for the sake of Islam, make them act upon the sunnah and make them travel in the Madani Qafilas.

 سنتیں سیکھنے قافلے میں چلو       لوٹنے رحمتیں قافلے میں چلو

ہونگی حل مشکلیں قافلے میں چلو      دورہوں آفتیں قافلے میں

چلو

Three brave brothers

 

Allama Abul Farrij Jozi رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه copies the following incident in Oyunul-Hikayaat: Three young Syrian brothers left with the Islamic army to participate in a holy war. They rode separately, not with the army and did not attack until the enemy attacked first.

Once, a big roman army attacked the Muslims. Many Muslims were martyred and many were taken as prisoners. The three brothers said to each other, “The Muslims are facing a big problem. It is necessary for us that we don’t think about our lives. We should go into the battlefield.” They went into the battlefield and said to the remaining Muslims, “Stay behind us and let us fight them. If Allah عَزَّوَجَل wills, we will be enough for you.” After saying this, the three brothers started fighting with the roman army and forced them to retreat. The roman king (who was watching the bravery of the three brothers) said to one of his generals, “Whoever arrests one of those three will become my most trusted person and commander-in-chief.” When the roman army heard this, they no longer cared about their lives and eventually captured the three brothers alive without injuring them. Once they were captured, the roman king said, “There is no greater war treasure (booty) than these three.” After saying this, the king ordered the roman army to leave and took the three brothers with him to his kingdom. When they got there, he told the three brothers to become Christian and said, “If you become Christian, I will have my daughters marry you and later on you will become rulers.” The three brothers remained steadfast in their Imaan and refused this offer of the king. The three brothers called out to the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم and pleaded. The king asked the people present as to what the brothers were saying and the people replied, “They are calling their prophet.” The king said to the brothers, “If you don’t listen to what I say, I will order three big pots to be brought and filled will hot oil. I will throw you each into a pot.” He then ordered three big pots to be brought and ordered that the oil inside the pot be heated for three days. Everyday, the king brought the brothers to the pots and repeated his request again that become Christian and I will have my daughters marry you and you will rule. This offer was refused every time. After three days, the oldest brother was called and this request was repeated to him. The king threatened that if you do not accept my offer I will throw you into the oil but still the brother refused. In anger, the king ordered the brother to be thrown into the oil. As soon as the brother was thrown into the boiling oil, his flesh melted and his bones rose to the surface. The king did the same thing to the second brother and threw him into the boiling oil. When the king saw the steadfastness of the brothers in such a difficult time, he started saying to himself, “I have never seen anyone braver than these Muslims. What have I done?” After saying this, he called the younger brother and started making excuses but the youngest brother didn’t fall into the trap of the king. After seeing all this, a person present said, “Oh king! If I can trap him, what reward will I get?” The king replied, “I will make you the commander-in-chief of my army.” That person agreed. The king asked, “How will you trap him?” The person replied, “Oh king! You know that the people of Arabia are very interested in women and nearly every roman knows that my daughter is the most beautiful in all of Rome. Give this youngster to me and I will make him meet my daughter alone. My daughter will be able to trap him.” The king gave that person forty days and handed the youngster over to him. That person took the youngster to his daughter and told her the situation. The girl agreed to act upon what her father said. That youngster started staying with that girl but during the day he fasted and during the night he busied himself with praying nawafil. The time limit that the king gave was nearly up so he asked the father about the situation of the youngster. He came and asked his daughter and she said, “I am unsuccessful in trapping him. He doesn’t even pay attention to me. A reason for this could be that two of his brothers were killed in this city and he keeps on thinking about them. Get an extension from the king and send us to another city.” The father went and told this king the situation. The king extended the time limit and ordered the girl and the youngster to be taken to another city. That youngster still did exactly the same and fasted during the day and remained busy in worship during the night. When there were only three days until the time limit ended, the girl went to the youngster and said, “I want to enter into you religion” and she became a Muslim. They then made a plan to escape. The girl took two horses from the stable and they both headed towards the Muslim ruled lands. One night, they heard the sound of horses behind them. The girl thought that the Christian soldiers had been following them and had caught up. The girl said to that youngster, “Pray to that Allah عَزَّوَجَل who I have brought faith onto that He saves us from our enemy.” The youngster turned around and was shocked to see that his two brothers, who were martyred, were sitting on the horses surrounded by a group of angels. The youngster gave them salaam and asked of their condition. They both said, “With one dive we entered Janna-tul-Firdous and Allah عَزَّوَجَل has sent us to you.” After saying this, they went. The youngster took the girl and went to Syria where he married her. This incident of the three brothers became very famous in Syria and poems were written for them. One verse from a poem is:

 

سَيُعْطِي الصَّادِقينَ بِفَضْلِ صِدْقٍ

 نَجَاةً فِي الْحَياةِ وَ فِي الْمَمَاتِ

 

(Translation: With the blessing of truth, Allah عَزَّوَجَل will very soon free the truthful in this world and during death.)

 (Oyunul-Hikayaat, P197-198, Dar-ul-Kutubul Ilimiya Beirut)

 

May Allah عَزَّوَجَل shower his mercy upon them and forgive us for their sake.

 

 

صَلُّوْا عَلَى الْحَبيْب   صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد 

 

My Dear Islamic Brothers! Did you see how the three brothers remained steadfast in their Imaan? They not only claimed to love the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم. They were sincere lovers of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم. Two brothers were martyred and thus became entitled to the blessings of Janna-tul-Firdous and the third didn’t even look at the beauty of Rome but instead indulged himself in the worship of Allah عَزَّوَجَل and the one who came as a predator became the prey! From this incident we also find out that in the time of difficulty, to seek help from the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم is the method of the AhleHaq (people of the truth) .

یا رسول اللہ کے نعرے سے ہم کو پیار ہے

ان شاء اللہ دو جہاں میں اپنا بیڑا پار ہے

 

 

 صَلُّوْا عَلَى الْحَبيْب!   صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالىٰ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّد

Three brave brothers

 

Allama Abul Farrij Jozi رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه copies the following incident in Oyunul-Hikayaat: Three young Syrian brothers left with the Islamic army to participate in a holy war. They rode separately, not with the army and did not attack until the enemy attacked first.

Once, a big roman army attacked the Muslims. Many Muslims were martyred and many were taken as prisoners. The three brothers said to each other, “The Muslims are facing a big problem. It is necessary for us that we don’t think about our lives. We should go into the battlefield.” They went into the battlefield and said to the remaining Muslims, “Stay behind us and let us fight them. If Allah عَزَّوَجَل wills, we will be enough for you.” After saying this, the three brothers started fighting with the roman army and forced them to retreat. The roman king (who was watching the bravery of the three brothers) said to one of his generals, “Whoever arrests one of those three will become my most trusted person and commander-in-chief.” When the roman army heard this, they no longer cared about their lives and eventually captured the three brothers alive without injuring them. Once they were captured, the roman king said, “There is no greater war treasure (booty) than these three.” After saying this, the king ordered the roman army to leave and took the three brothers with him to his kingdom. When they got there, he told the three brothers to become Christian and said, “If you become Christian, I will have my daughters marry you and later on you will become rulers.” The three brothers remained steadfast in their Imaan and refused this offer of the king. The three brothers called out to the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم and pleaded. The king asked the people present as to what the brothers were saying and the people replied, “They are calling their prophet.” The king said to the brothers, “If you don’t listen to what I say, I will order three big pots to be brought and filled will hot oil. I will throw you each into a pot.” He then ordered three big pots to be brought and ordered that the oil inside the pot be heated for three days. Everyday, the king brought the brothers to the pots and repeated his request again that become Christian and I will have my daughters marry you and you will rule. This offer was refused every time. After three days, the oldest brother was called and this request was repeated to him. The king threatened that if you do not accept my offer I will throw you into the oil but still the brother refused. In anger, the king ordered the brother to be thrown into the oil. As soon as the brother was thrown into the boiling oil, his flesh melted and his bones rose to the surface. The king did the same thing to the second brother and threw him into the boiling oil. When the king saw the steadfastness of the brothers in such a difficult time, he started saying to himself, “I have never seen anyone braver than these Muslims. What have I done?” After saying this, he called the younger brother and started making excuses but the youngest brother didn’t fall into the trap of the king. After seeing all this, a person present said, “Oh king! If I can trap him, what reward will I get?” The king replied, “I will make you the commander-in-chief of my army.” That person agreed. The king asked, “How will you trap him?” The person replied, “Oh king! You know that the people of Arabia are very interested in women and nearly every roman knows that my daughter is the most beautiful in all of Rome. Give this youngster to me and I will make him meet my daughter alone. My daughter will be able to trap him.” The king gave that person forty days and handed the youngster over to him. That person took the youngster to his daughter and told her the situation. The girl agreed to act upon what her father said. That youngster started staying with that girl but during the day he fasted and during the night he busied himself with praying nawafil. The time limit that the king gave was nearly up so he asked the father about the situation of the youngster. He came and asked his daughter and she said, “I am unsuccessful in trapping him. He doesn’t even pay attention to me. A reason for this could be that two of his brothers were killed in this city and he keeps on thinking about them. Get an extension from the king and send us to another city.” The father went and told this king the situation. The king extended the time limit and ordered the girl and the youngster to be taken to another city. That youngster still did exactly the same and fasted during the day and remained busy in worship during the night. When there were only three days until the time limit ended, the girl went to the youngster and said, “I want to enter into you religion” and she became a Muslim. They then made a plan to escape. The girl took two horses from the stable and they both headed towards the Muslim ruled lands. One night, they heard the sound of horses behind them. The girl thought that the Christian soldiers had been following them and had caught up. The girl said to that youngster, “Pray to that Allah عَزَّوَجَل who I have brought faith onto that He saves us from our enemy.” The youngster turned around and was shocked to see that his two brothers, who were martyred, were sitting on the horses surrounded by a group of angels. The youngster gave them salaam and asked of their condition. They both said, “With one dive we entered Janna-tul-Firdous and Allah عَزَّوَجَل has sent us to you.” After saying this, they went. The youngster took the girl and went to Syria where he married her. This incident of the three brothers became very famous in Syria and poems were written for them. One verse from a poem is:

 

سَيُعْطِي الصَّادِقينَ بِفَضْلِ صِدْقٍ

 نَجَاةً فِي الْحَياةِ وَ فِي الْمَمَاتِ

 

(Translation: With the blessing of truth, Allah عَزَّوَجَل will very soon free the truthful in this world and during death.)

 (Oyunul-Hikayaat, P197-198, Dar-ul-Kutubul Ilimiya Beirut)

 

May Allah عَزَّوَجَل shower his mercy upon them and forgive us for their sake.

 

 

صَلُّوْا عَلَى الْحَبيْب   صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد 

 

My Dear Islamic Brothers! Did you see how the three brothers remained steadfast in their Imaan? They not only claimed to love the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم. They were sincere lovers of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم. Two brothers were martyred and thus became entitled to the blessings of Janna-tul-Firdous and the third didn’t even look at the beauty of Rome but instead indulged himself in the worship of Allah عَزَّوَجَل and the one who came as a predator became the prey! From this incident we also find out that in the time of difficulty, to seek help from the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم is the method of the AhleHaq (people of the truth) .

یا رسول اللہ کے نعرے سے ہم کو پیار ہے

ان شاء اللہ دو جہاں میں اپنا بیڑا پار ہے

 

 

 صَلُّوْا عَلَى الْحَبيْب!   صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالىٰ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّد

 

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