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 The Lawful Conditions of Islamic Relics Part-3

ARGUMENTS FROM HADITH SHAREEF
There are many Ahadith Shareef concerning Tabarukaat that cannot be included in this booklet. From these (Hadith), a few are being quoted to prove our position:
(1) It has been narrated from Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) summoned a barber to remove the right-hand side of his hair. He then called Hazrat Abu Talha Ansaari (radi Allahu anhu) and gave all the hair to him. He then commanded the left-hand side of his hair to be removed and gave it to Hazrat Abu Talha (radi Allahu anhu), saying, "Distribute it amongst the people." (Bukhari; Muslim)
Commenting on this Hadith, Imam-e-Ajal Abu Zakariyyah Nawawi Shaafa`i (radi Allahu anhu) states: "From this Hadith it has been proven that to take blessings from the blessed hair of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and to keep it with you is permissible." (Muslim, Vol. 1, page 421)

The command of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to distribute the hair among the Sahaba-e-Kiraam is evident that Tabarukaat are objects of benefit and blessings. Whoever receives this will become prosperous.

(2) Hazrat Anas bin Maalik (radi Allahu anhu) also narrates that when Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to perform his morning prayer, the servants of Madinatul Munawwarah used to come with dishes full of water. Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to dip his blessed fingers in whichever dish that was placed before him. (Muslim - Vol 2 - Page 256)

(3) Hazrat Anas (radi allahu anhu) states: "I saw that the barber was shaving the blessed head of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The Sahaba-e-Kiraam were moving in circles around the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with the intention that should any hair fall, then it will fall in one of their hands." (Muslim, Vol. 2, page 256)

Concerning both the above mentioned Ahadith, Hazrat Imam Nawawi (radi Allahu anhu) states: "In this, there is explanation of gaining blessing from the relics of pious people. The habit and manners of Sahaba-e-Kiraam shows that they used to gain blessings from the possessions of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). They used to place the hands of Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and gain blessings from it. They used to gain blessings from his blessed hair. They showed such respected and excellence to it that before one hair would fall anywhere, it would fall into the hands of the person in that position." (Sharah Muslim, Vol. 2, page 256)

From this it can be learnt that to be the first in gaining any blessings, showing utmost respect and honour, and to gain benefit and blessings from it is not an innovation, but it is the Madhab and way of the Sahaba-e-Kiraam (radi Allahu anhumul ajma`in).

Hazrat Abu Juhaifa (radi Allahu Anhu) states: "During intense heat, Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) came to us. Wudhu water was presented in his respected court. Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) performed his Wudhu and the Sahaba took the Wudhu water and rubbed it on themselves." (Bukhari, Vol. 1, page 31)

In connection with this Hadith, Hazrat Imam Ahmad bin Muhammad Qistilaani (radi Allahu anhu) states: "To acquire blessings from anything that touches the blessed bodies of pious people is proven from this hadith." (Irshaadus Saari; Sharah Sahih Bukhari)
In the explanation of this hadith, Hazrat Badrud`deen A`ini (radi Allahu anhu) states: "In this Hadith, the proof is to gain blessings from the Tabarukaat of the pious Servants." (A`ini, Vol. 1, page 823)

"When the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to perform Wudhu, the Sahaba used to rush for the water in such a manner that it would seem as if they are at the verge of struggling with one another." (Bukhari Shareef, Vol. 1, page 31)

We realise from this Hadith that the Sahaba-e-Kiraam (radi Allahu anhumul ajma`in) used to regard the water of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to be more important than their lives. They would try their best to obtain it and to gain its blessings. They used to rub this blessed water on their bodies and face. Those who did not get this water used to take the wetness from the hands of the other Sahaba and rub it on themselves. By the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) not stopping this action is clear evidence that anything which touched the hand of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) became blessed.

Hazrat Utbaan bin Maalik Ansari (radi Allahu anhu) once said in the blessed court of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam): "Ya Rasulallah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! It is my desire that Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) blesses the home of this humble servant with his presence, and perform Salaah in my home so that I may set this spot for my Salaah."

Hazrat Utbaan (radi Allahu anhu) further states: "Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) then came to my humble home. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) was with the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The sun was already high. Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) requested permission to enter the house. This servant granted permission to enter. On entering the house, Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, `Which spot in your house do you desire that I may perform Salaah?` I then pointed to one corner of the house. Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) stood there and made Takbeer. We made our Safs and Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) performed two Rakaats Salaah and turned Salaam." (Bukhari Shareef)

Note! The Aqida and the Imaan of the Sahaba-e-Kiraam (radi Allahu anhumul Ajma`in) was that the place where Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam presents himself, even that place becomes full of blessings and goodness. For Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to accept the request and grace the home of the Sahaba by presenting himself there is proof enough that this is an action which is permissible and desirable.Imam Ibn Hajr Asqilani (radi Allahu anhu) has stated in the commentary of this Hadith that, "From this Hadith, it is certified that those places where Huzoor (salall laahu alaihi wasallam) performed Namaaz or on that ground on which he kept his blessed feet, it is of such a status that blessings may be gained from it." (Fathul Baari; Sharah Sahih Bukhari)

In the commentary of this Hadith, Hazrat Imam Nawawi (radi Allahu anhu) states: "To gain blessings from the Saints and their belongings, to perform Salaah where the pious people keep there feet, and to ask them to make anything blessed, is all proven from this Hadith." (Sharah Muslim, Vol. 1, page 233)

It is therefore proven from the above mentioned Ahadith Shareef that the Sahaba (radi Allahu anhum) used to gain blessings from the belongings of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and even tried to attain his belongings even during his physical life on earth. Now examine this fact, that for the education of the Ummah, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) personally showed the excellence of the Wudhu water of a believer.
Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhu) states: "The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to ask for drinking water from the place where the Muslims used to make Wudhu. He did this for obtaining Barkat from the hands of the Muslims." (Tibrani; Abu Naeem)