Spiritualism in Islam began since the age of Holy Prophet (PBUH). The Prophet (PBUH) and his followers used to relate everything and action to Allah. Their lives, death and everything belong to Allah. Undoubtedly, the hearts of these trained followers were filled with spiritualism and knowledge of civility. One group discusses life with respect to spiritualism and sufi'ism the wonders of saints and their revelations. But the wonders of Sahaba and their revelations and unusual habits are not found in many books. The wonders of the Sahabas are quoted below from the authentic books of Islam for better comprehension of the people.
Hazrat Abu Siddique gifted almost 200 kg dates and said before his death: O my daughter Ayesha, you are dear to me than wealth. No doubt, I gifted 200 kg dates if you had plucked and gathered them, they might have been your property but now they belonged to all inheritors including your two brothers and sisters. It is distributed according to the rules of the Holy Quran. Hazrat Ayesha replied, O my father! if they were more in number even then I would have withdrawn myself from them. But let me know I have only one sister Hazrat Asma who is the second one? Hazrat Abu Bakr replied, "I am expecting a girl from Binte Kharja." And lately Umme Kalsoom was born to her.
One day Hazrat Ummer was delivering a sermon and suddenly said, "O Saria recedes toward the mountain." He repeated this three times because the Muslim army could defeat their enemies by doing it. After a few days a messenger of army from shoaib Nahawind appeared and Hazrat Ummer asked him about the details of war. The messenger replied, "O Lord, we were about to be defeated and we listened a voice as some one was saying, "O Saria! recede toward the mountain." We listened this three times and we got support by receding towards the mountain and Allah bestowed us with victory over enemy."
Once a. d e s e rt ed ·slave of Hazrat Usman, Majan says, "Once I
\\'ent to a place with Hazrat Usman where a woman who was suffering from some pain appeared ahead and said to Hazrat Usman "O Lord, I have committed rape." Hazrat Usman ordered people to send her out so she was sent out. After a while she came again and professed her sin. Hazrat Umer replied in the same way. The third time the woman came and said, "O caliph of this age! Undoubtedly, I have committed a big sin and pronounce the ordinance of God against me." Hazrat Usman said, "O Majan! this woman is in difficulty and misery and these are the bone of contention. Feed this woman properly and dress her properly." I took this lunatic woman with me. I took care of her and after a few days she got senses and satisfaction. Hazrat said, "Good, now give her dates, flour and dry grapes." I loaded the luggage on a donkey and delivered it to her. I asked her, "Even now you say the same as you said before the Lord." She replied, "Whatever I said, I said due to the miseries and pains inflicted upon me.
Hazrat Abu Rafay says that when the Prophet (PBUH) handed over the flag to Hazrat Ali and sent him to Khayber. As he reached the fort of Khayber, the people of Khayeber attacked him. There was much bloodshed. A Jew attacked and the shield fell from the hands of Ali. Hazrat Ali moved ahead and picked one part of fort door and used it as a shield. In the end he threw it after getting over the enemy. In this war, seven people participated and when the time came to turn the part of gate. It was not possible without the strength of Hazrat Ali who came and lifted it with his hands.
Once the Prophet (PBUH) told that Gabriel informed me that "O Prophet (PBUH) Hazrat Khadija is coming to you and the utensil she has in her hands contains food and water in it. When she reaches you, pay my regards to her and Allha has also paid His regards to you. Give her a good news that Allah has constructed a peaceful place for her."
Once there was a draught in Madina the affectees went to Hazrat Ayesah and mentioned their worries. Hazrat Ayesha recommended to make a hole in the tomb of Prophet (PBUH) towards green doom. They did so, and resultantly it rained heavily. Hazrat Ayesha says the Prophet (PBUH) once said, "O Ayesha! Gibriel is paying regards to you. I also replied the same."
Hazrat Umme Salma states that Hazrat Fatima was sick and I was the attendant. One day early morning she felt better. Hazrat Ali had gone outside for some work. Hazrat Fatima Said, "O mother! I wanted to take bath. I assisted her water, and she took bath well as she used to take in routine. Then she asked for new clothes and I gave her. She put on herself and said, O Mother! Now lay down a sheet for me in the center of the house. I also did that. She lay down on her bed while facing Qibla. Mother, I am going to meet my Allah and I am very neat and clean. No one would disturb me without any reason and after that she passed away.
Hazrat Ans Bin Malik the nephew of Hazrat Nazir says that his aunty broke the front tooth of a girl. Our family members apologized for that from the relatives of the girl. They did not accept our apology. Then they were offered to take some money instead of revenge. They claimed tooth for tooth. They also refused this and went to the Prophet (PBUH) and said that they could neither forgive nor accept revenge. They demanded retaliation. So, the Prophet (PBUH) ordered for the law of retaliation. At this Hazrat Ans bin Nazir said, "Will the tooth of my aunty be broken?" The Prophet (PBUH) replied, "The book of Allah gives permission for the law of retaliation." On hearing this other party became happy and they forgave them.
Imam Bukhari mentioned in his long story that Hazrat Saad Bin Abi Waqas said, 'By God I curse the person who file three false complaints against me". "O Allah, this is a liar who is standing to complain cleverly, bestow him a long life." Prayed Hazrat Saad. After the pray of Hazrat Saad when people used to go to him for best wishes to that person, he used to say that I had become an old and senile. Abdul Malik said "I have seen that person with long eyebrows due to his old age." He was wretched and used to stop slaves, maids and commit lose talks with them.
Hazrat Ibne Masood said that we were dining together and we listened that food was _praying to Allah. It was saying Subhan Allah, Subhan Allah.
Hazrat Anus says that Syed Ibaad presented same hypothesis before Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). Night was so dark and they returned to their homes in darkness. They had sticks in their hands. One of the sticks lightened and worked as a lamp. When one person's turn was over, the stick of the other lit as a lamp to guide us.
Hazrat Jabir said that in the battle of Ohud one night my father called me and said tomorrow I will be martyred among all the sahabas of prophet Muhammad (PBUH). You are dear to me after the Prophet (PBUH). I have to pay debt to someone and you pay that. I advise you to treat your sisters nicely. I saw that my father was the first one to be martyred.
Abne Mnkdr said that Hazrat safeena was the servant of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Once he was lost in Rome. He was finding the way out when enemy of Islam arrested him. He escaped and on the way he saw a lion. He called the lion with the kuniat and said "O Abu-ul-Haris I was the servant of the Prophet (PBUH) and I have lost the way." When the lion listened this it shook his tail and led me out. As soon as the danger ended, he started walking with him. The lion escorted Hazrat Safeena to the Islamic Camp.
Hazrat Abu Hurera said that the Prophet (PBUH) asked about my prisoner. I requested that the he wish to teach me the thing that could benefit me. The Prophet (PBUH) said remember, whatever he says is right but for the last three nights who you
. are talking to, you know who is that? I said to the Prophet (PBUH) 'I don't know'. The Prophet said it is the devil."
Hazrat Rabi Bin Harash said that we were four brothers. Our elder brother Rabi was a true Muslim. In winter and summer he used to say nawafil prayers and observe fast. When he passed away we were around him and we had sent a person for coffin. All of a sudden he removed the piece of cloth from his face and said, "O brothers Aslamu Alikum." People replied walikum Aslam and asked, "You also talk after death." Hazrat Rabi replied, "Yes." When I separated from you I met Allah, I didn't find him furious. He blessed me with the scent of heaven, the food of heaven and the dress of heaven. He said, "Listen to me, the father of Qasim the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is waiting for me to offer my funeral prayer so hurry up and don't be late." When this story was told to Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa she replied that once the Holy Prophet told her that there would be certain persons who would talk after their death in my ummah.
Sehm Bin Majanib says that we set for Jehad with Ali bin Hazrami and reached Darin. Behren which is situated on the beach of a sea is a big market of musk and the musk bags. So Hazrat Ala bin Hazrami said while standing on the coast of sea, "O Allah You are all knowing, You are omnipotent and You are Great, we are your ordinary creature; we are standing and the enemy of Islam is on the other end of the sea." O Allah! in order to defeat them, bring them toward the right path and to teach them kalma Islam, bless us with an access to them.
After this prayer we were able to cross the sea before the sea water reached the chest of our horses,
Hazrat Usama says that he saw Gabriel along with the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Hazrat Salman and Hazrat Abu Darda were sitting together in front of a bowl which was reciting Subhan Allah. The above stated event and wonder are given in brief otherwise in the life of every sahabe there exist many unusual habits. The wonders and unusual habits of the Holy Prophet companions are recorded in Islamic history. This object is also baseless that the companions of Holy Prophet did not meditate. Meditation means pondering, thoughts, contemplation, search and concentration. When we explore the prominence of any talk it also means meditation. The Prophet's companions spend their whole life to ponder over the sayings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Holy verses of The Quran. The time they spent in thinking called meditation. In fact, meditation is a way to awaken and inspire ones spiritual qualities and insights with full concentration.
The lives of the Holy Prophet's (PBUH) companions were conferred benevolence by the light Prophethood and to attain this status was no doubt spiritualism or sufi'ism.
The companions of Prophet (PBUH) lives were illuminated by the light of Prophethood. When they contemplated the sayings and character of the Prophet (PBUH) they were led by their internal lights. They considered themselves near to Allah by thinking over the Quranic verses.
KHWAJA SHAMS-UD-DEEN AZEEMI
Many a scholar has written a lot about spiritualism and pantheism. One school of thought is of the view that as saints often used to wear wooly dresses therefore people would call them sufis. Wool is called sauf in Arabic. They used to wear such a dress, for it had been the habit of many a prophet, saints and pious people. According to some people, as they have been associated with the Ashaab-e-suffa that is why they are called sufis; whereas according to yet another school of thought the word sufi is linked with suf a.... but all these explanations are not satisfactory.
In fact, the terminological meaning of Sufi'ism (tasawaf) is self cleansing. It is the name of a true spirit that is related to conscience and the light of conscience is always inherent. A sufi always thinks in the context of Allah. His talk moves around Allah. He lives with Allah and dies in the name of Allah. He recites His words and always praises Him and remains enmeshed in His love. He sacrifices everything in order to see and meet Allah.
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