Dr. A Q Khan
Mohsin e Pakistan

Bayazid Bastami and the 500 hermits Part-II

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October 28th, 2009

Random thoughts
Dr A Q Khan

The following answers are in continuations of last week’s article.

The nine that have no tenth are the nine mischief-makers of Bani Israel, for Allah says: “….and there were in the city nine men who made mischief in the land and would not reform” (27:48).

The ten that have no eleventh are the ten days of fasting prescribed for one who is performing the Pilgrimage of Tamatu (one of the three procedures of pilgrimage), but who cannot afford to sacrifice an animal, for Allah says: “…(but if he cannot afford it), he should fast for three days during the pilgrimage and seven days after his return, making ten days in all.” (2:196)

The eleven that have no twelfth are the Prophet Yusuf and his brothers, for Allah says: “…indeed I saw eleven stars.” (12:4)

The twelve that have no thirteenth are the twelve months of the years, for Allah says: “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve; so was ordained by Allah.” (9:36)

The thirteen that have no fourteenth are what is mentioned in Yusuf’s dream, for Allah says: “…verily I saw eleven starts and the sun and the moon prostrating themselves to me.” (12:4)

The people who lied but went to heaven were the brothers of Yusuf who said: “O our father! We went racing with one another and left Yusuf by our belongings and a wolf devoured him.” (12:17) Yet Allah forgave them their sins. The people who told the truth, yet they will go to hell are the Jews and the Christians, as Allah says: “The Jews said that the Christians follow nothing and the Christians said that the Jews follow nothing.” (2:113) Each is right in rejecting the authenticity of the other’s religion, yet both will go to hell.

My ears are the true resting place of my name.

The winds that scatter dust are the winds that blow from the north, south, east and west. (51:1)

Hamelaat-e-wiqra are the clouds that bear heavy weights of water. (51:2)

The ships that float with ease are those ships that sail the high seas. (51:3)

The angels who distribute by Allah’s command are those who distribute provisions from the fifteenth of Shaaban to the next fifteenth of Shaaban. (51:4)

That which is dead and yet breathes is the morning, for Allah says: “…and by the dawn as it breaths.” (81:18)

The fourteen who spoke with the Lord of the Worlds are seven heavens and seven earths, for Allah says: “…and said to them and to the earth: ‘Come both of you willingly or unwillingly.’ They both said: ‘We come willingly.” (41:11). The grave that moved with the buried one was the whale that swallowed Prophet Yunus. The water that neither fell from the sky nor gushed from the earth is the sweat of the horses that was sent by Bilqees to the Prophet Sulaiman to test him. The four born without parents are the sheep slaughtered in place of Prophet Ismail, the female camel of Prophet Salim, and Prophet Adam and his wife, Hawwa (Eve).

The first bloodshed on earth was that of Habeel (Abel) who was killed by his brother Qabeel (Cain). The thing created by Allah and then purchased by Him is the life of a true believer, for Allah says: “Indeed, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and properties for the price that theirs shall be Paradise.” (9:111). The thing created by Allah and then disliked by Him is the braying of a donkey, for Allah says: “Indeed, the most unpleasant of all voices is the braying of asses.” (31:19)

The thing Allah created and then expressed its gravity is that plotted by women, for Allah says: “…certainly mighty is your plot.” (12:28)

The thing Allah created and then asked Himself what it was is the staff of Prophet Musa, for Allah says: “…and what is that in your right hand?” (20:17)

The best women in the world are Hawwa, the mother of mankind, Khadija, Ayesha, Aasia and Maryam. May Allah be pleased with them all.

The best rivers in the world are the Oxus, Tigris, Euphrates and Nile; the best mountain is Tur; the best animal is the horse; the best month is Ramazan, for Allah says: “….the month of Ramazan in which was revealed the Quran” (2:185); the best night is Lailatul-Qadr, for Allah says: “…the night of Al-Qadr is better than one thousand months.” (97:3). The catastrophe (Tammah) is Doomsday.

The tree with the twelve branches is the year; twelve branches for the months; thirty leaves for the days of every month; five flowers for the five daily prayers, two of which are offered in daylight and three while it is dark.

The lifeless thing that performed the Pilgrimage is the ship of Prophet Nuh.

The total number of prophets is one hundred and twenty-four thousand, out of whom three hundred and thirteen are Messengers. The rest are non-messengers.

The four things with different tastes and colours but with a common root are the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Their root is the brain. The water from the eyes is saltish; that of the mouth is sweet; that of the nose is sour and that of the eyes is bitter.

Naqeer is the speck on the back of a date stone as mentioned in the Quran (4:124). Qitmeer is the thin membrane covering the date stone. (35:13)

Fateel is the thin white layer inside the date stone. (17:71). Sabad and labad are the names of the wool on the body of sheep.

Tam and Ram are the names of creations before the creation of the Prophet Adam.

When the dog barks it says: “Woe to the inmates of fire by the wrath of the All Powerful.”

When the donkey brays it looks at satan and says: “Curse be upon the devil that misguides.”

The ox says: “Allah be glorified above all imperfections, and praise be for Him.”

The horse says: “Glorified be the One who protects me when brave men fight and men are engaged in fierce battle.”

The camel says: “Allah is enough for me and Allah is sufficient as my Protector.”

The peacock says: “The most gracious rose over the mighty throne.” (20:5)

The nightingale says: “Glorify Allah when you come up to the evening and when you enter the morning.” (30:17)

The frog says: “Glorified be the Lord who is worshipped in the populated as well as the deserted places and glorified be the All Powerful King.”

When the bell rings it says: “Glorified be Allah; truly, truly observe, O son of Adam; in this world westwards and eastwards, you will not find anyone surviving here.”

Allah sent revelation to the bees, for He says: “Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect.” (16.68)

When the day dawns, the night goes to the other side of the Earth (due to the earth’s rotation on its axis) and when the night falls, day goes to the other side, which cannot be altered by any prophet or angel (save by His own will).

After having said all this, Hazrat Bayazid asked them: “Are any of your questions still unanswered?” To which they replied: “No, you have correctly answered all the questions.” Then Bastami asked the Chief to answer only one question: “What is the key to Paradise?” The Chief declared that the key is: “La IlahaIllallah, Muhammad’ur-Rasulullah.” The rest of them repeated the Kalimah in unison. They immediately took off their hermit’s robes and embraced Islam.

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One Response to “Bayazid Bastami and the 500 hermits Part-II”

  1. Zain-ul-Islam Says:

    Subhan Allah

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