Marvel of an Imam
O seekers of the neighbourhood of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in Jannat-ul-Firdaus through the mercy of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! The control of the eyes is vital because the misuse of the eyes is the first step towards this dreadful sin. Let us see a glimpse of the devastation brought by immoral glance:
Ḥāfiẓ Abū ‘Amr would teach Quran in a Madrasaĥ (Islamic school). Once, a beautiful lad came to read. The Ḥāfiẓ forgot the whole Quran just as he looked at him out of lust. He repented a lot and whilst weeping, he came to the court of a renowned Tābi’ī saint Sayyidunā Ḥasan Baṣrī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی and implored for prayer telling him the incident. Sayyidunā Ḥasan Baṣrī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی said, ‘Get the honour of performing Hajj this very year. Pay a visit to the Masjid-ul-Khayf in Mina and ask the Imām of that Masjid to supplicate for you.’
So, the ex-Ḥāfiẓ performed Hajj and reached Masjid-ul-Khayf before Ṣalāt-uẓ-Ẓuĥr where an elderly Imām with his refulgent
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face was sitting inside the arch amongst a cluster of people. A grand personality came after a while. Everybody stood up for welcome including the Imām and that personality also joined the circle. Ażān was called and the people dispersed having offered Ṣalāt-uẓ-Ẓuĥr.
Having found the Imām alone, the ex-Ḥāfiẓ moved forward. After offering Salām and kissing his hands out of reverence, he then requested to pray for him after describing his issue. Amazingly the memorization of the whole Quran was restored for the ex-Ḥāfiẓ as soon as the Imām prayed for him. The Imām asked, ‘Who gave you my link?’ Ḥāfiẓ replied, ‘Sayyidunā Ḥasan Baṣrī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی gave me your address.’
Then the Imām said, ‘Okay! He revealed my secret so now I am going to reveal his secret. Listen! The person for whom everybody stood up out of respect before Ṣalāt-uẓ-Ẓuĥr was Sayyidunā Ḥasan Baṣrī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی. He comes daily from Basra to Mina to offer Ṣalāt-uẓ-Ẓuĥr in Masjid-ul-Khayf by virtue of his marvel.’ (Taken from Tażkira-tul-Auliyā, pp. 40, vol. 1)
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and may He forgive us for his sake without any accountability!
اۤمِیۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیۡن صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَیۡہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الْحَبِیۡب صَلَّى الـلّٰـہُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد