Friday, April 1, 2016

Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Abu Bakr Siddeeq [Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu]


Excerpt –continued

A lecture delivered by Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi [Rahmatul Laahi Alaieh]in South Africa in Durban, South Africa on Friday 21st Jumaad al-Awwal 1396 / 21st May 1976

The Holy Prophet Muhammad

[Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] said, O ‘Abu Bakr, You made place for me in the cave, I will make place for you in my Burial Chamber (Mazaar). In the cave I slept on your lap but in my Burial Chamber you will sleep in my proximity.’ Unto this day Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] rests in the blessed Burial Chamber.

Remember how Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq [Radiyal Laahu Anhu]  who is buried in the Holy Prophet e’s Burial Chamber under the Green Dome, came to be there. Read the books of Islaam; the commentary of the Holy Qur'aan, Tafseer-e Kabeer
of Fakhr ud-Deen al-Raazi and "Al-Kasa'is al-Kubraa"
of Imaam Jalaal ud deen al-Suyuuti –[May both be blessed]

Refer to both of these books.

. عن علي بن أبي طالب قال لما حضرت أبابکر الوفاة أقعدني عند رأسه و قال لي يا علي إذا أنا مت فغسلني بالکف الذي غسلت به رسول اﷲ و حنطوني و اذهبوا بي إلي البيت الذي فيه رسول اﷲ فاستأذنوا فإن رأيتم الباب قد يفتح فادخلوا بي وإلا فردوني إلي مقابر المسلمين حتي يحکم اﷲ بين عباده قال فغسل و کفن و کنت أول من يأذن إلي الباب فقلت يا رسول اﷲ هذا أبوبکر مستأذن فرأيت الباب قد تفتح و سمعت قائلا يقول ادخلوا الحبيب إلي حبيبه فإن الحبيب إلي الحبيب مشتاق.

’’حضرت علی المرتضی رضی اللہ عنہ سے روایت ہے کہ جب حضرت ابوبکر صدیق رضی اللہ عنہ کی وفات کا وقت قریب آیا تو آپ نے مجھے اپنے سرہانے بٹھایا اور فرمایا اے علی! جب میں فوت ہو جاؤں تو مجھے اس ہاتھ سے غسل دینا جس سے تم نے رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم کو غسل دیا تھا اور مجھے خوشبو لگانا اور مجھے حضور صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے روضۂ اقدس کے پاس لیجانا، اگر تم دیکھو کہ دروازہ کھول دیا گیا ہے تو مجھے وہاں دفن کر دینا ورنہ واپس لاکر عامۃ المسلمین کے قبرستان میں دفن کر دینا تاوقتیکہ اللہ تعالیٰ اپنے بندوں کے درمیان فیصلہ فرما دے۔ حضرت علی رضی اللہ عنہ فرماتے ہیں کہ آپ رضی اللہ عنہ کو غسل اور کفن دیا گیا اور میں نے سب سے پہلے روضہ رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے دروازے پر پہنچ کر اجازت طلب کی میں نے عرض کیا یا رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم ! ابوبکر آپ سے داخلہ کی اجازت مانگ رہے ہیں پھر میں نے دیکھا کہ روضہ اقدس کا دروازہ کھول دیا گیا اور آواز آئی : حبیب کو اس کے حبیب کے ہاں داخل کر دو بے شک حبیب ملاقاتِ حبیب کے لئے مشتاق ہے۔‘‘

1. حلبي، السيرة الحلبيه، 3 : 493

2. ابن عساکر، تاريخ دمشق الکبير، 30 : 436

3. سيوطي، الخصائ رضي الله عنه الکبريٰ، 2 : 492
Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq had requested that when he leaves this world, for the realm of Divine Beauty, he should be shrouded, the Funeral Prayer prayed and then taken to the Sacred Burial Chamber of the Holy Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam].
He said salutations [Salaam] should be offered to the Holy Prophet then it should be proclaimed, ‘O Rasooolul Laah [Sallaal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam]! Your companion of the cave, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq is present’. He said if the door to the Holy Prophet’s Burial Chamber automatically opens then he should be buried inside or he should be buried at Jannat al-Baqee, the Sacred Cemetery. When his blessed funeral bier was taken to the Holy Prophet e’s Burial Chamber and the Companions had presented their greeting, they said, ‘O Rasoolul Laah! Hazrat Abu Bakr is at your door’. Read the books of Hadees, where it is reported that the door of the Holy Prophet’s Burial Chamber opened on its own and a voice was heard from the blessed grave of the Holy Prophet Muhammad e  saying,
Bring my beloved to his beloved; bring my friend to his friend
For the Beloved is longing for his beloved
So Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] was buried within the Sacred Burial Chamber.
Ponder, leaving your doubts and sectarian preconception aside upon Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq’s request to be taken to the Holy Prophet e’s Burial Chamber, to greet, to proclaim that Abu Bakr is present and to say if the door opens on its own then I must be buried inside. Should not the Companions have stated as to who will open the door for the Holy Prophet[Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam]  is buried and dead. The fact that Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] requested this and the Companions carried out his request are proof that the Companions believed the Holy Prophet to be alive (Hayaatun Nabee) and functioning. His tasarruf is prevalent unto this day. The door opened and the voice spoke from the grave.
When Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] was placed in his grave, Hazrat Ali[Radiyal Laahu Anhu] was at his head side and he witnessed something that made him cry. The Companions enquired as to why he cried and he said. “I saw the Holy Prophet   arise from his grave, look at Abu Bakr [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] and supplicate, ‘O Allaah [Kareem]! For the sake of the white beard of Abu Bakr forgive all the white bearded members of my community.’
So I cried witnessing the love of the Holy Prophet  [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam]for his community and seeing the status of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq [Radiyal Laahu Anhu]. ”Look at the status of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq [Radiyal Laahu Anhu], for the Holy Prophet prays to Allaah [Ta’aalaa] using him as a means.
It is that very Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq [Radiyal Laahu Anhu]  who is a lover of the Holy Prophet
Ask the scholars (Ulamaah), Imaam Mullah Alee Qaari, [Radiyal Laah Anhu] the respected Hanaafi Imaam, has cited the following Hadees in his book, Maujzaat e Kaabeer;
Imaam Allaamah Ismaaeel Haqqi Bursevi (1653-1724 or 5) has cited it in his Arabic Tafseer , ‘Ruh al-Bayaan’  .