The love of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi may Allah have mercy on him
The famous king Sultan Mahmud of Ghaznavi, may God bless him and grant him peace, was a great scholar of religion and was devoted to fasting and prayer, and used to recite the Holy Quran regularly. He fought many battles for the elevation of Islam and the exaltation of the word of Allah and was successful. His patron Ghulam Ayaz had a son named Muhammad. Hadhrat Mahmud Ghaznavi, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, would have called this boy by his name. One day, he called him O Ibn Ayaz! Ayaz thought that perhaps the king was angry today, so he did not call my son by name. Did my son commit a mistake today that you left his name and called him Ibn Ayaz? Hazrat Mahmud Ghaznavi said: I do not take your son’s name without ablution for the sake of honoring the name of Muhammad. He was without ablution, so it was not considered appropriate to put the word Muhammad on his lips without ablution.
(Ruh al-Bayan, vol. 7, p. 185, meaning)
This was the situation of Imam Ahl-e-Sunnah Fazil Barilvi, may God bless him and grant him peace, which he expresses as follows:
When the name comes to the lips, Mr
Melts in the mouth honey rare
Be in a state of wonder that we are desperate!
They kiss their lips
We Ahl al-Sunnah are very fortunate that our elders taught us the lesson of Tazim Habib through their actions, whose every action was in accordance with the Sunnah of Mustafa, may God bless him and grant him peace. And the name sweeter than honey is the act of lovingly kissing the thumb upon taking the name of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). He continued to disobey Allah for two hundred years, but whenever he opened his Torah book and saw the name Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), he would kiss it and put it on his eyes and bless him. Allah Almighty forgave his sins of two hundred years and married him to seventy heavenly women, as Hazrat Sayyiduna Wahib bin Munba, may Allah have mercy on him, says:
Among Bani Israel there was a man named Musatah who disobeyed Allah Almighty for two hundred years. When he died, the people dragged him by his legs and threw him on a pile of dirt, Allah Almighty revealed to Hazrat Musa (peace be upon him) to go and perform his funeral prayer, he said: O Allah Almighty! The children of Israel say that he has been disobeying you for two hundred years. Allah Almighty said: He was like that, but when he opened the Torah and saw the name of Muhammad, he saw it. He used to kiss his eyes and recite blessings on them, so I accepted his act and forgave his sins and married him to seventy heavenly women.
(Haliyat al-Awaliya, Wahib bin Munba, 45/4, Hadith: 4695)
Considering the subject, the city of Bareilly, which is also called the city of love and why not be called the city of the Holy Prophet, whose flowing love seems to bear witness to the Prophet, this city has the honor of having all the people there. All of them are poets and poets, they all have their own Naatiya Diwan, one of them is Maddah Al-Habib Mo Lana Jamilur Rahman Qadri Rizvi Barelvi. Dr. Muhammad Hussain Mushahad Rizvi Malig writes: Allama Jamilur Rahman Qadri Rizvi Barelvi’s words are burning and passionate, passionate and passionate and the love of the Messenger of Allah, may God bless him and grant him peace. And your speech intoxicates and dedicates people with the words of reverence and respect. Your speech has many poetic and artistic qualities in addition to the art of prohibition, the art of words, brevity and brevity, poetic figure carving, innovation and style of expression. It is the highest example.
Kissing the thumb after hearing the name Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is proof of love for the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and it is the light of the eyes, the lord of the heart and the most beloved of all names. See the lyrics!
The star of the eye is Muhammad
The name of the heart is Muhammad
There are so many names
My dearest name is Muhammad
Allahu Akbar Lord Almighty
The name Muhammad is written on everything
He will ask what has Molly brought
I will say the name Muhammad
In the heart of his Jameel Rizvi
Aja Samaja Naam Muhammad
peace be upon him
Delivery: Sahibzada Muhammad Mustajab Raza Qadri Rizvi Paparadadanavi
Member of the Board: Afkar Ahl-e-Sunnat Academy
Pujangarh, Miraroad, Mumbai
18/ Jamadi Al-Awwal 1444 AH
13/ December 2022