Story of Love,Pride and Test – Story of Sheikh Abdullah Al Andalusi rahmatullāhi alaihi


One of the biggest concern of today’s Youth is Social Media Recognition . We gauge the Importance of a Person by the number of Likes and Follows he has in Social Media . We take Pride in our own Capabilities and we look down upon others .

Cyber bullying has increased . We see  a Hijabi sister rebuking sisters without Hijab . We see Men in Sunnah attire mocking at others who do not follow the Sunnah dress code . We mock at Non Muslims and We look down upon Reverts . A person who doesn’t has iman of allah is like a dead . Allah brings a dead person to life . When Allah can bring a dead Person to life he can also derive us of his blessings . We always need to remain vigilant of our heart . When we go out we should think others as abd of Allah and we should not interfere even in this relatinship of abd and Rabb even if he is non muslim.

Today I would like to share an inspiring true story of a renown Sheikh . This story is not just any other story .It is a story told since ages in all madrassas and school of Ilm . It is a Story with deep message and is a reminder to me first . Lets read the Story .

This story takes place at a time when piety, trust and righteousness was quite prominent in the lives of the people. In every town there were numerous Ulema and pious men, especially in Baghdad, which at the time was the seat of the Islamic State. It was a gathering place for the jurists, scholars of hadith, and the saints. In this city among all these pious people, was one Abu Abdullah Al-Andalusi (rah), who had thirty khanqahs (spiritual retreats) in Baghdad. In addition he was a well-known scholar and muhaddith and it said that the number of his disciples was 12,000. He knew 30,000 hadith by heart, and could recite the Quran in all the various “Qiraats”.

On a certain occasion he was going on a journey and was accompanied with a large crowd of attendants among whom were the well-known Junayd Baghdadi (rah) and Shibli (rah). Hadrat Shibli (rah) continues the story: “Our caravan was travelling along quite nicely, safely and comfortably until we passed by an area where Christians were residing. It was already time for Salaah, but because of the unavailability of water, we had not performed it yet. When we reached the Christian village, a search was made for water. We went about the village and discovered the town had many temples, sun-worshipping altars, synagogues and churches. Some of them worshipped the sun, some were worshipping the fire, and some were directing their pleas at the cross. We passed all this and reached the outskirts of the town, where we found a well and a few girls drawing water for people to drink.”

Shaykh Abu Abdullah’s (rah) eyes fell upon one of the girls who stood out from the rest through her exquisite beauty. She was dressed in beautiful clothes and adorned in jewelry. The Shaykh (rah) asked the other girls who she was. They replied: ”This is the daughter of our chief”. The Shaykh (rah) replied: “Then why did her father degrade her to such an extent that she has to sit by the well and give people water to drink?

The girls replied: “He does not want her to sit around and be proud and boastful of her father’s possessions”. Hadrat Shibli (rah) says: “The Shaykh (rah) sat down with his head bent forward and remained silent like that for three days. At the time of Salaah he would perform his Salaah.” On the third day becoming despondent with his situation, I decided to speak to him. I said: “O Shaykh, your mureeds (disciples) are very worried and perplexed at this continued silence of yours. Please speak to us. What is the problem?

The Shaykh (rah) replied: “My beloved friends! For how long can I keep my condition hidden from you? My heart has become filled with love for the girl we saw the day before yesterday. So much has this love filled me that it is in control of all my limbs. It is not possible for me under any circumstance to leave from here.” Hadrat Shibli (rah) replied: “Our leader! You are the spiritual guide of all Iraq. You are known for your piety, knowledge and virtues. Your disciples number over 12,000. I beg you through the Holy Quran not to disgrace us.” The Shaykh (rah) replied: “My beloved friends, your lot and my lot has already been sealed by fate. The cloak of sainthood has been removed from me and the signs of guidance have been taken away from me. What has been predestined has come to pass, now I am nothing.” Saying this the Shaykh (rah) started weeping bitterly.

When the people heard of our return, they turned up in large numbers at the outskirts of the city to come and meet the Shaykh (rah) . They saw that he was not with us and asked about it. We told them the entire story. They was a lot of sorrow and crying. Many fell down in prayer begging Allah to guide the Shaykh (rah) to the right path and return him to his former position. In the meantime all the khanqahs were closed down. We were still talking about the Shaykh’s (rah) tragedy one year later when we decided to visit that town again and find out how he was. A group of us set forth and after enquiring were told that he was in the woods looking after pigs. We said: “Allah protect us! What has happened? The villagers told us that he had proposed marriage to the daughter of the village chief. The girls father had accepted the proposal on the condition that he would look after the pigs.”

With tears streaming down our eyes, we went to the woods where he was rearing pigs. We saw him with a string of sacred beads around his neck. He stood leaning on a staff as he watched the pigs, standing in the same way in which he stood when he used to deliver the Khutbah for us. This was like rubbing salt into our open wounds.”

When he saw us coming towards him he bent his head in shame. We came nearer and said “Assalamu Alaykum.” He replied: “Walaykumus salaam”. Then Hadrat Shibli (rah) asked: “Shaykh (rah) inspite of your knowledge and virtue what is this that has happened to you?”The Shaykh (rah) replied: “My brothers! I am now no longer driven by my own choice and will. Whatever Allah has desired for me, He has done with me. After having brought me so near to His door, He has now thrown me very far away from Him. Who is there that can overturn the decree of Allah? O my brothers, fear Allah’s power and wrath. Never become proud and arrogant regarding your knowledge and virtues.” Then turning towards the heavens he said: “O my Lord, I never expected that You will make me so disgraced and despised and send me away from Your door.” Then he began crying bitterly and appealing to Allah.

Seeing the Shaykh (rah) in such hopelessness, they left for Baghdad. However on the way they saw the Shaykh (rah) in front of them coming out of a river, where he had just performed a bath. In a loud voice he said: “I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) is the Messenger of Allah

The Shaykh (rah) asked us for pure clothing to wear. He then started performing Salaah after which he was asked the reason why he was put through such an intense trial? The Shaykh (rah) replied: “When we arrived in the village and saw the temples, synagogues and churches and we saw fire-worshippers busy worshipping things other than Allah, a pride overtook my heart. I thought that these people were so foolish to worship lifeless things. At that time I heard a voice inside me saying: This Iman that you have, in not part of your virtue or good qualities. All this is merely Our favors upon you. Do not consider your faith to be of your own choosing, that you can now look down upon these people with despising eyes. And if you so wish, We will test you now.” At that moment I felt as if a dove had left my heart and flew away. That was in fact my Imaan.”

Hadrat Shibli (rah) relates: “Thereafter our caravan arrived in Baghdad with great joy all around. All of his mureeds were extremely happy that the Shaykh (rah) had reverted to Islam. He resumed his activities in Tasawwuf, Tafseer and Hadith. The Khanqahs were reopened and in a short while, his mureeds numbered over 40,000.

Reference : (Al-Mustatraf Fi Kulli Fann An-Mustadhraf)

Lessons Learnt from the Story of Abu Abdullah Al-Andalusi (rah)

From this Story , we get Four Important Lessons

  1. We should strive for the Knowledge of Deen. Allah swt loves a Person who seeks Knowledge. Allah swt loves two Person the most- A knowledgeable Scholar and a student of Ilm . Because of the Ilm Allah swt can give us taufeeq to do Taubah . We should all strive to attain Ilm and do abundant Astaghfar.
  2. Getting a remorse in heart is a big blessings of Allah swt .If Allah swt wants to change the heart of a Person,he can change in Seconds.  We should sit and Reflect on the state of our heart .
  3. We should never abandon our hope towards Allah
  4. We should Fear Allah .We should remind ourselves that we are nothing but a Slave of Allah Swt . Our Capabilities are his blessings. Without his favour on us we are nothing . Allah has no need for us. We need him. We do not talk about Iman and Islam because we are any percent better but we do so because of the command of Allah swt to do “Amar bil maroof and nahi anil munkar“-Enjoin good and Forbid Evil.


Aaj Kal Jo Sabse Zyada Khatarnak Fitna Muslim Muasharey Mein Chal Raha Hai Woh Dewar Aur Bhabhi Ka Ikhtilat(Mixing)Hai
Aksar India Aur Pakistan Mein Aam Taur Par Dekha Gaya Hai Ke Shadi Ke Baad Ladki Apne Sasural Mein Dewar Aur Jeth Ke Saath Bagair Sharayi Parde Ke Rehti Hai Aur Is Mein Koi Aib Bhi Nahi Samjha Jata Hai
Jawan Dewar Ka Apni Bhabhi Ke Saath Hansi Mazak Aur Chedkani Aam Hai
Aksar Aurtein Apne Dewar/Jeth Ke Saamne Bagair Sharayi Parde Ke Rehti Hai Aur Jab Unse Parde Ke Baare Mein Kaha Jaye To Kehti Hai Ye To Mere Chote Bhai Jaisa Hai
Kya Islam Mein Ye Jayez Hai?
Ek Aurat Ke Liye Har Us Shaks Se Parda Zaroori Hai jo Gair Mehram Hai
Jiske Saath Ta-Hayat Aurat Shadi Kar Sakti Hai
Quran Mein Iski Wazahat Hume Milti Hai
Gair Mehram Se Parda Karna Ebadat Hai
Allah Ta’ala Ka Farman Hai
“Aur Momin Aurtoon Se Bhi Kaheye K Woh Apni Nigahain Neeche Rakha Karain Aur Apni Sharam Gaho Ki Hifazat Kia Karain Aur Apni Zeenat Ko Zahir Na Karain Mager Jo Az Khud Zahir Ho Jae Aur Apni Odhnia Apne Seeno Per Dal Lia Karain Aur Apni Zeenat Ko Zahir Na Karein Magar In Logo Ke Samney
Baap , Sasur , Bete (Sotele Bete) Bhai, Bhatijey, Bhanjey Apni Mel Jol Wali Aurtain Kanezain Jinki Woh Malik Hon Aise Khadimm Mard Jo Aurtoon Ki Hajut Na Rakhtey Hon Aur Aise Larkey Jo Aurtoon Ki Poshida Bato Se Abhi Waqif Na Hoe Hon Aur Apne Paoon Zameen Per Martey Hue Na Chalain Ke Jo Zeenut Inhoney Chupa Rakhi Hai Iska Logon Ko Ilm Ho Aur Ae Iman Walo!!
Tum Sub Allah Ke Hazoor Tauba Karo Tawaq’qo Hai Ke Tum Kamyab Ho Jao-“
( Al Quran, Surah Al Noor, Ayat 31)
Is Ayat Mein Allah Ta’ala Har Momin Aurat Ko Hukm De Raha Hai Jiski Ita’at Har Momina Par Farz Hai Aur Iske Inkaar Se Allah Ki Pakad Lazim Hai
Rasool Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ne Irshad Farmaya:
“(Na Mahram) Aourton ke paas jane se bacho!” Aik Ansari sahabi farmane lage: Ya RasoolAllah! Khawind ke bhaiyyon (dewar aur jeth wagerah) se Mutalliq Aap Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ka kya hukum hai? RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ne Irshad Farmaya: “Khawind ke bhai to Mout hain Mout. (Yani in se pardah karne aur door rahne ka to bahot Zyadah Ehtemam karna chahiye).”
( Sahih Al Muslim, Vol. 5, Hadith 5674)
Is Hadees Se Wazeh Huwa Ke Dewar Se Sharayi Parda Karna Har Aurat Par Farz Hai Lazim Hai
Tirmizi Shareef  Ki Ek Sahih Hadees Mein Rasoollallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ne Farmaya Hai Ke Jab Ek Aurat Aur Ek Mard Tanhayi Mein Milte Hai To Unka Teesra Saathi Shaitan Hota Hai
(Jami At Tirmizi, Hadith 1171)
Quran Mein Allah Ta’ala Ne Farmaya Hai Ke Shaitan Tumhara Khula Dushman Hai
(Al Quran, Surah Bakra 2, Aayaat 207)
Shaitan Har Mumkeen Koshish Karta Hai Ke Dewar Aur Bhabhi Mein Hansi Mazak Ke Zariye Aapas Mein Ek Dusre Ke Dil Mein Ghar Banaya Jaye
Phir Ye Hansi Mazak Aage Chal Kar Zina Jaise Bhayanak Gunaah Ko Anjam Deti Hai
Dewar Ko Maut Is Liye Kaha Gaya Hai Kyun Ke Woh Ghar Mein Aasani Se Aata Jaata Rehta Hai
Uspar Kisi Ko Shak Nahi Hota Koi Agar Bahar Ka Aadmi Ghar Mein Aaye To Gharwalon Ki Aur Padosiyon Ki Nazar Us Par Rehti Hai
Aurat Ke Liye Sasural Ho Ya Uska Mayka Har Waqt Har Jagah Uske Liye Gair Mehram Se Parda Karna Farz Hai Lazim Hai
Bohot Se Ghar Isi Bina Par Ujad Gaye Ke Dewar Aur Bhabhi Ke Najayez Sambandh Ban Gaye The
Is Fitne Se Bachne Ki Har Mumkeen Koshish Zaroori Hai . Behtar Honga Agar Shadi Ke Baad Alag Raha Jaye .Ya Phir Mukammal Parde Ke Hifazat Ki Jaye
Allah Hume Sahih Deen Par Chalne Wala Banaye
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala Du’a Hai Ke Hum Ko Ghar Walon Ko Aap Logon Ko Or Sare Musalmano Ko Quran O Sunnat Ko Sahaba Ke Manhaj Par Amal Karne Wala Fir Daw’at Dene Wala Banaye,
Ameen Ya Rabbal Almeen Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum

Jo shaksh mujhse is baat ki zamanat de de



Hadith: Jo shaksh mujhse is baat ki zamanat de de ki wo logo se nahi maangega to main usko jannat ki zamanat deta hu

vQabisah bin Mukhiriq al-Hilali Radi Allahu Anhu se rivayat hai ki Rasoollallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ne farmaya teen tarah ke logo ke alawa kisi ke liye sawal karna (maangna) jayaz nahi
1. Ek wo shaks jis par zamanat ka bojh ho aur jab tak wo zamanat se nijat na pa le iske baad usko baaz rahna chahiye,
2. Dusra wo shaks jisko aisee musibat pesh aaye jiski wajah se uska maal tabah ho gaya ho to uske liye bhi sawal karna (maangna) durast hai yaha tak ki wo aisa sarmaya hasil kar le jis se wo guzar basar ke layaq ho jaye.
3. Teesra wo shaksh jisko koi aisee museebat pesh aaye jiski mutalliq uski qaum ke 3 log ye gawahi de ki wo museebat mein mubtala hai iske liye bhi sawal karna ( maangna) durast hai yahan tak ki wo guzar basar ke layaq ho jaye aur uske baad maangne se baaz rahe.
in surto (situations) ke alawa maag kar khana haram hai aur jo shakhs maag kar khaye wo haram khata hai
Sunan Abu Dawud, Vol 1, 1627-Sahih

Thawban Radi Allahu Anhu se rivayat hai ki Rasoollallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ne farmaya
Jo shaksh mujhse is baat ki zamanat de de ki wo logo se nahi maangega ( sawal nahi karega) to main usko
Jannat ki zamanat deta hu, Thawban Radi Allahu Anhu ne kaha ki main (ab se kuch nahi mangunga)
(Thawban Radi Allahu Anhu se rivayat karne wale ravi farmate hain) uske baad se unhone kisi se kuch nahi maanga
Sunan Abu Dawud, Vol 1, 1630-Sahih

English Translation:

Qabisah bin Mukhiriq al-Hilali Radi Allahu Anhu said The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said Begging is allowable only to one of three classes:
1. a man who has become a guarantor for a payment to whom begging is allowed till he gets it, after which he must stop (begging);
2. a man who has been stricken by a calamity and it destroys his property to whom begging is allowed till he gets what will support life (or he said, what will provide a reasonable subsistence);
3. and a man who has been smitten by poverty, about whom three intelligent members of his people confirm by saying: So and so has been smitten by poverty, to such a person begging is allowed till be gets what will support life (or he said, what will provide a reasonable subsistence), after which he must stop (begging).

Any other reason for begging is forbidden, and one who engages in such consumes it as a thing which is forbidden.
Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 9, Hadith 1636-Sahih

Narrated by Thawban Radi Allahu Anhu The prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said If anyone guarantees me that he will not beg from people, I will guarantee him Paradise. Thawban Radi Allahu Anhu said : I (will not beg).
He never asked anyone for anything.
Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 9, 1639-Sahih

Rasool-Allah Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam par jhoot bolney wala jahannam mein jayega



Hadith: Rasool-Allah Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam par jhoot bolney wala jahannam mein jayega

Salama Radi Allahu Anhu se rivayat hai ki Rasool-Allah Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam ne farmaya ki jo shaksh mere naam se wo baat bayan karey jo mainey nahi ki to wo Apna thikana Jahannam mein bana le
{Sahih Bukhari , Vol 1 , 109}

Ali Radi Allahu Anhu se rivayat hai ki Rasool-Allah Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam ne farmaya mujh par jhoot na bolo kyunki jo mujh par jhoot bolega wo Jahannam mein dakhil hoga
{Sahih Bukhari , Vol 1 , 107}
सलामा रदी अल्लाहू अन्हु से रिवायत है की रसूल-अल्लाह सल-अल्लाहू अलैही वसल्लम ने फरमाया की जो शख्स मेरे नाम से वो बात बयान करे जो मैने नही की तो वो अपना ठिकाना जहन्नम में बना ले
{सही बुखारी , जिल्द 1 , 109}

अली रदी अल्लाहू अन्हु से रिवायत है की रसूल-अल्लाह सल-अल्लाहू अलैही वसल्लम ने फरमाया मुझ पर झूठ ना बोलो क्यूंकी जो मुझ पर झूठ बोलेगा वो जहन्नम में दाखिल होगा

{सही बुखारी , जिल्द 1 , 107}

English Translation:

Narrated Salama Radi Allahu Anhu: I heard the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam saying, “Whoever (intentionally) ascribes to me what I have not said then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire.”
{Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 109}

Narrated ‘Ali Radi Allahu Anhu :The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Do not tell a lie against me for whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally) then he will surely enter the Hell-fire.”

{Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 106}

jis shaksh ne kadpa pahanne ke baad ye dua padhi uske agle aur pichle gunah maaf kar diye jate hain



✦ Hadith: jis shaksh ne kadpa pahanne ke baad ye dua padhi uske agle aur pichle gunah maaf kar diye jate hain
★ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي كَسَانِي هَذَا الثَّوْبَ وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلاَ قُوَّةٍ
★ Alhamdulillahil-lazi Kasani Haza As-saub, Wa Razaqanihi min gairi hawlin minni wa la quwwah
★ Muadh bin Anas radi allahu anhu se rivayat hai ki Rasool-Allah Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam ne farmaya jis shaksh ne kadpa pahanne ke baad ye kaha ki
Alhamdulillahil-lazi kasani haza as-saub, wa razaqanihi min gayri hawlin minni wa la quwwah
( Tamam taarifein Allah ke liye hai jisney mujhe ye kapda pahnaya, meri kisi taqat aur Quwwat ke baghair )
uske agle aur pichle gunah maaf kar diye jate hain
Sunan Abu Dawud, Jild 3, 623-Hasan
رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا
جس نے کپڑا پہنا پھر یہ دعا پڑھی: «الحمد لله الذي كساني هذا الثوب ورزقنيه من غير حول مني ولا قوة» تمام تعریفیں اللہ کے لیے ہیں جس نے مجھے یہ کپڑا پہنایا اور میری طاقت و قوت کے بغیر مجھے یہ عنایت فرمایا تو اس کے اگلے اور پچھلے سارے گناہ بخش دئیے جائیں گے
سنن داوود – جلد ٣-٦٢٣
★ मुआज़ बिन अनस रदी अल्लाहू अन्हु से रिवायत है की रसूल-अल्लाह सलअल्लाहू अलैहि वसल्लम ने फरमाया जिस शख्स ने कपडा पहनने के बाद ये कहा की
अल्हम्दुलिल्लहिल-लज़ी कसानी हाज़ा अस-सौब, वा रज़क़नीही मीन गयरि हौवलिन मिन्नी वा ला क़ुव्वाह
( तमाम तारीफें अल्लाह के लिए है जिसने मुझे ये कपड़ा पहनाया, मेरी किसी ताक़त और क़ुव्वत के बगैर)
उसके अगले और पिछले गुनाह माफ़ कर दिए जाते हैं
सुनन अबू दाऊद, जिल्द 3, 623-हसन