Special Message of Quaid e Millat e Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi in connection with the Day of Destruction of Jannatul Baqee 8 Shawal 1440 Hijra
Allah Almighty says in Surah An-Nisa:
And We did not send any messenger except to be obeyed by permission of Allah. And if, when they wronged themselves, they had come to you, [O Muhammad], and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Accepting of repentance and Merciful. (Sura An-Nisa, Ayah 64)
It is narrated by Utabi that I was sitting beside the holy grave of Holy Prophet (SAAW). A villager came there and said: “Assalam-o-Alaikum Ya Rasoolullah! I have heard that it is your saying that: "And (O Habib SAAW!) if those who had carried out oppression against their souls, had appeared before you, and would had sought forgiveness from Allah, and the Holy Prophet (SAAW) would also had sought forgiveness for them, then they would have found Him Relenting and Kind on the basis of this source and intercession. I have come to you by repenting on my sins and making you my recommender in from of my Allah.” Then he read these couplets:
O, the best of the buried people! Owing to which the fields and the tales have become good, my life is sacrificed on the tomb wherein the Holy Prophet (SAAW) is resting, wherein forgiveness, and generosity is resting.
Utabi sates that Arabi has returned and I went into sleep, I performed the Ziarat of Nabi Kareem (SAAW) in my dream. He (Nabi Akram SAAW) was telling me: “Utabi! Arabi is telling the truth, so you may go and deliver him the good news that Allah Has forgiven his sins.” (Tafseer Al-Quran Al-Azeem, Ibne Kaseer). One should know that Ibne Kaseer is buried in Damascus along with Ibne Teemya. Bringing this event into writing by Ibne Kaseer proves that the elderly scholar and Mufassir believed in achieving forgiveness from the Qabar-e-Rasool (SAAW).
In connection with the above mentioned Ayah, Abu Abdullah Muhammad Bin Ahmed Bin Abu Bakr known as Imam Qartabi states in his commentary, that:
“Hazrat Ali (KAW) has said: When we were finished with the burial of Rasool Allah, a villager came and fell down near the holy grave, and started putting the earth of the holy grave on his head and while profusely shedding his tears and reciting the Ayah said that Allah Has promised in this Ayah that if a sinner presents himself before the Rasool (SAAW) and Rasool (SAAW) does pray for his forgiveness, then he will be forgiven. That's why I've come to you that you may pray for my forgiveness. Those who were present at that time there stated that in his reply a voice came out from the Roza-e-Aqdas (قد غفرک) i.e. you have been forgiven. (Bahr-e-Moheet, Tafseer Maaraf Al-Quran, with reference Al-Qurtabi, Fasl Al-Khatab, Al-Majlis Laben Abd Al-Bar, Al-Jamoh Lil Audi).
It is cited from Imam Muhammad Baqar (A.S.) in Kitab Al-Munaqib that some sin was committed by a person in the era of Holy Prophet (SAAW). He remained in hiding for several days. Then he came to Madina. On the way, he saw Hasan (A.S.) and Husain (A.S.). He put both these Shahzadas on his shoulders and appeared before the Rasool-e-Khuda (SAAW) and asked him: “O, Messenger of Allah! I am seeking refuge from God for the sake of these princes.” Seeing this scene, the Holy Prophet (SAAW) smiled so much that the glow of his teeth appeared. Then the Holy Prophet (SAAW) said, “Go, you are free.” Then the Holy Prophet (SAAW) said to Imam Hasan (A.S.) and Imam Husain (A.S.): “I have accepted your recommendation for this sinful person.” Allah Almighty revealed this verse on this occasion: ولوانھم اذظلموا ۔ ۔ ۔ رحیما.
And it was written in the history, that the Holy Prophet (SAAW), by the means of his grandchildren, he got forgiveness for a sinner.
"Once the people of Madina faced acute drought, they complained to Hazrat Ayesha (R.A.). The Ummul Momineen (R.A.) remembered the Sunnat of Syedul Batha Amm-e-Rasool (SAAW) Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S.) that once there was severe drought in Makkah on which a delegation of the Arab Sardars and elite gathered at the door of Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S.) and requested him that ‘O, the chain of Ibrahim generation and abstract of the Ismaili generation, help us get rid of this punishment’ and he took his minor nephew Muhammad Mustafa (SAAW) on the hill-top and prayed on which it started raining. Ummul Momineen (R.A.) knew that Rasool (SAAW) was still the source of Abr-e-Rehmat (rain) that is why she said, ‘Go to the holy grave of the Rasool (SAAW) and open a ventilator from there towards the sky so that nothing remains between the holy grave and the sky. It is stated that as soon it was done the heavy rain appeared, immense greenery grew up and camels became so fat (it appeared) as they would blast with the fat in their bodies. So this year was named as "Aam Al-Fataq (the year of greenery and expansion)”. (Sunn Darmi, Ibn Jauzi)
In Sahih Bukhari, it is stated that Abdullah Ibn Umar used to recite this couplet of Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S.) and used to say that the Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustafa’s (SAAW) fair colour that owing to his face prayer is made to the rain clouds to send rain, he is the supporter of orphans and abode of the widows.
It proved that the Holy Prophet (SAAW) was the source of forgiveness in his life also, and afterwards, his mausoleum is also a means of forgiveness, and the Rasool-e-Kareem (SAAW) was the source of blessings in his life, and after his retribution his shrine the Gunbad-e-Khizra is also the source of blessings. The practice of prayers through the holy grave of the Rasool (SAAW) remained the order of the day till the beginning of the twentieth century. Whenever drought appeared and there was no rain, the people of Madina chose a young Syedzada, ask him to perform ablution and reach up the Roza-e-Rasool (SAAW) and open the ventilator on which the sun performs the Ziarat of Qabr-e-Nabi (SAAW) and hides into the clouds as a result of which it starts raining.
Bareedah (R.A.) narrates that Holy Prophet (SAAW) said:
ومن اراد زیارۃ القبور فانھا تذکر الآخرۃ
(The person who feels like performing the Ziarat of graves, he should perform the Ziarat of graves as it reminds him the Hereafter (Sunnan Nisai)
In Sahih Muslim, it is related with Hazrat Abu Huraira (R.A.) that “You may go for Ziarat of graves because it reminds you of death.”
Nabi Kareem (SAAW) continuously used to go for Ziarat of graves of Shuhada-e-Uhad and the graves of Sahaba buried in Jannatul Baqee and in Sahih Muslim it is related with Abu Bakr Bin Abu Shaiba, Zuhair Bin Harb, Muhammad Bin Ubaid, Yazid Bin Keesan, Abu Hazim, and Abu Huraira (R.A.) that when the Nabi (SAAW) performed the Ziarat of his mother’s grave, he broke into tears and those who were accompanying him (SAAW) also started shedding tears which gives room to shed tears, wailing and Matam also.
There is a saying of Ahle Sunnat’s Imam Shafaee which goes, "Whenever I confronted any difficulty, I went to the Roza of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.) and prayed on which Allah fulfilled his Hajat. The shrine of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.) is the healing medicine (Seerah and Tareekh-e-Ka’abi). Khateeb-e-Baghdadi writes that glorious Ahle Sunnat ulema like Sma’ani used to go for Zairat of Imam Musa Kazim’s (A.S.) shrine do intermediation with him. From amongst ulema of Ahle Sunnat, Abu Ali Khalal said, “Whenever he confronted any problem, he used to go to offer Ziarat of Imam Kazim's (A.S.) grave, used to intermediate with him until his difficulty is removed. (Tareekh-e-Baghdad)
Imam Hakim Nishapuri’s Ustad and renowned Ahle Sunnat’s Mohadis of fourth century Hijra Imam Ibne Huban relates his observations about the holy shrine of Hazrat Imam Ali Raza Bin Musa:
"I have performed the Ziarat of his shrine many times. During my stay in Toos City whenever I confronted any difficulty, I visited the holy shrine of Hazrat Imam Musa Raza (R.A.), prayed for removal of my difficulty from Allah, that Dua is always accepted and the difficulty is removed. This is such a fact that I have tried repeatedly with the same result. May Allah Almighty give us death while we are in love with the Holy Prophet (SAAW) and his Ahle Bait (A.S.).” (Ibn Abi Hatim Razi, Kitab Al-Saqat)
As far as the matter of constructing Mazarat, buildings and Masajid on the graves of Anbia, Aulia and Mashaheer-e-Islam is concerned, Allah Himself has provided justification in Quran to build a memorial building for Ashab-e-Kahaf as a Masjid on which the Surah-e-Kahaf stands witness. Allah is Terming everything related with His Nabi and Khaleel Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) even the sacrificial animals and the ropes attached with them as Sha’air Allah and Declaring their respect binding, thus giving the lesson of respect to the symbols of the Aal of Hazrat Musa (A.S.) and Hazrat Haroon (A.S.). In these circumstances, Muslims will have to ponder that why the symbols attached with Sultan-ul-Anbia (SAAW), and shrines of his Ashab, Azwaj-e-Mutahrat, Aulad-e-Athaar and Aulia Karaam are being trampled in the garb of Shariat for a century. The Quran, Ahadees, five fiqhs, their founders, scholars, Fuqaha, Mufasserin for the past 1400 years had been preaching the respect of graves but a violent group is fulfilling the agenda of enemies of Islam by trampling the Islamic teachings and has put not only the Islamic World but also the whole humanity at risk which makes it clear that those who follow this ideology and those who claim to implement this ideology have no connection with Islam rather it is riot and hooliganism and the whole Islamic World will have to unite to reject it.
Imam Ahle Sunnat Ahmad Bin Hanbal, himself is providing the proof of making requests at Qabar-e-Nabi (SAAW) in his Masnad by saying:
“Daud Ibn Abi Saleh says Marvan came one day. He saw that a person is keeping his face on the grave of the Holy Prophet (SAAW). Marwan asked, ‘Do you know what you are doing?’ That person looked towards Marvan, while Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari (R.A.) was there. He said, ‘Yes, I have appeared before the Holy Prophet (SAAW), have not come to a stone. I have heard the Messenger of Allah (SAAW) as saying that don’t cry when matters of religion are in the hands of capable persons. Yes, cry when matters of religion are in the hand of incapable persons.’” (Al-Masnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal)
Imam Ahle Sunnat Ahmad Bin Hanbal while writing about this incident in his Masnad did not write that Sahabi-e-Rasool (SAAW) Abu Ayub Ansari was committing shirk rather he wrote this incident as an argument against the oppressive government. But it is regretted that Ibne Teemya and his pupils including Ibne Qayyam who boast themselves to be the followers of Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal (R.A.) declared to visit all shrines including that of the Roza-e-Rasool (SAAW) as ‘Bud-itt’ (bad habit) and issues decrees to destruct every pucca grave and buildings or Mazars constructed over these which is absolutely contrary to Quran and Hadees, and an act contrary to the seerat of Ummahatul Momineen and Sahaba. This ideology of Ibne Teemya was further promoted by Najdis and ultimately Khilafat-e-Usmania was torn into pieces for completion of the Zionist agenda with the backing of British colonial powers and the trains full of the bodies of those Muslim sepoys who were protecting the holy shrines for the last 200 years were made the symbol of a ‘lesson’ for others. On 8 Shawal soon after taking over the control of the Hijaz soil, the Aal-e-Saud destructed the holy shrines of Ummahatul Momineen, Ahle Bait Athaar (A.S.), Sahaba Kubaar, and Rasool’s beloved daughter Hazrat Fatima Zehra (S.A.) situated in Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moallah. What would happen to the heart of Sultan Al-Anbia (SAAW) on this happening who had declared the persecution of the Khatoon-e-Jannat as his own persecution when they were bulldozing these holy shrines? Nabi-e-Akram (SAAW) who used to express his love while profusely shedding tears on the grave of his mother, the desecration of Mazars of that Nabi’s mother, father, Amm Mohtaram, and forefathers would have shattered the Arsh. The Mazars of those pious Sahaba were bulldozed who were promised canals in the heavens by Allah. The graves of those Ahle Bait Athaar (A.S.) who were protectors of Quran and were declared as the ‘Safeena-e-Nijat’ have been turned into debris. Had the Tehreek-e-Khilafat launched form the Indian soil not shattered the British kingdom then the British and Zionist agents would have razed the Roza-e-Rasool (SAAW) to ground also the decree of which was already issued by Abdul Wahab Najdi and Ibne Qayyam.
It is a strange contradiction that Ibne Teemya had been declaring the Tatar Muslims confronting the Mamlook rulers as rebels and atheists and used to raise questions against them that why the Tatars attacked Muslim rulers, but the followers of Ibne Teemya and Abdul Wahab fully helped the British colonial powers in tearing apart the Islamic World power of Khilafat-e-Usmania termed to be the protectors of Harmain Sharifain. The British spies like Humphrey and Lawrence of Arabia played a fundamental role in establishing the government of those who razed the holy Mazars to ground.
The question arises that if the ideologies of Ibne Qayyam or Ibne Teemya had been included in the idea of razing the holy Mazars to ground then Ibne Teemya used to declare setting relations with non-Muslims and Christians as illegal (Haram) but it is the height of oppression today that all-out resources of the Hijaz soil are being used to keep the American armscrafts alive. During the US President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, gifts worth a billion dollars were doled out to them, brothels are being opened at the Hijaz soil and music programmes are being organized which proves that there is no connection between Islam, Shariat or religion with the destruction of these shrines rather this act is an insult to the religion of Islam, Quran and Shariat and the trampling of humanity.
How tragic it is that the pucca grave of Ibne Teemya is still there in the Maqbara Sofia in Damascus but the holy shrines of Mohsin-e-Ahle Bait Athaar (A.S.) and pious Sahaba Kubaar were trampled and these shrines of and that Ummul Momineen are wailing on the devaluation rendered by the Muslim Ummah and are presenting an open image of conspiracies hatched by the foreign powers. Those who fulfill Sunnat of Sahaba by kissing the nets of Roza-e-Rasool (SAAW) have to face punishment; there is restriction to lighting the candles on the graves of benefactors of Islam while the western culture’s cinemas and centers are enlightened.
The world organisations have tightened their lips on the destruction of assets of the whole humanity including that of the Islamic World. The champions of international peace who wailed on the destruction of Buddha’s statues in Bamyan, Greek and Roman culture in Palmyra and the so-called torch-bearers of the protectors of human symbols have become silent spectators on the organized destruction of symbols of the benefactors of the last Godly religion.
Now all researchers and historians and the Prince of the Aal-e-Saud himself have acknowledged that the idea of razing the shrines down was developed in the hands of the West and the extremist ideology of Ibne Teemya was developed in the western laboratories which is a threat not only to the Islamic World but to peace in the entire world. On the occasion of Universal Youm-e-Inhidam Jannatul Baqee, we once again call upon the United Nations, UNESCO, European Union, Amnesty International, International Commission on Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice to play their role in restoring the lost glory of the Islamic symbols including the Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moallah wiped out from the soil of Hijaz. Muslim rulers should give the proof of their honour and dignity and unite against Zionists and colonialism instead of following the colonial dictation and interfering in one another’s countries.
If they still hesitated supporting the call of Islamic heritage, then they should keep in mind that the next target of the Zionist ideology that had gained full control over the Qibla-e-Awwal would now be the Harmain Sharifain the whole responsibility of which would lay on the Muslim rulers. Allah Himself is the Protector of Harmain Sharifain but the story of rulers who follow the colonial agenda would only be found in stories otherwise.
On the occasion of Youm-e-Inhidam Jannatul Baqee, we pay tributes to those Farzandan-e-Tauheed who are going to stage protest the world over including in front of United Nations offices, and in western capitals on the call of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya and reiterate our resolve to continue our struggle for the restoration of the holy places till we are alive. With the prayer of the day of Tajeel of the last inheritor of Mustafa (SAAW) and Farzand-e-Zehra (S.A.), Imam Imam Mehdi Akhir-uz-Zaman (A.S.) who will fill this world that is replete with oppression and brutality into justice and fair-play.
Khapai Sogawaran Inhidam Jannatul Baqee & Jannatul Moallah
Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi