WHAT DOES QALU BALA MEAN

 
BismillahirRahmanirRahim
Allah created the spirits of all people before He created the world and the beings in it. He brought them together in a place called the realm of spirits. Then, he brought all of them to his presence and asked them:
We have been Muslims since Qalu Bala.
Allah created the spirits of all people before He created the world and the beings in it. He brought them together in a place called the realm of spirits. Then, he brought all of them to his presence and asked them:
– Alastu birabbikum= Am I not your Lord? The spirits answered:
– Qalu: Bala=They said: Yes you are. They also said, “Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.” The time when the conversation above took place is called Qalu Bala.
Then, Allah created the world as a place of testing and trial in order to find out to what extent the spirits were sincere and truthful in their promises. He placed each spirit into a different body and sent them to the world, the place of testing and trial, in certain intervals. Thus, man had two choices:
He will either use his mind and will in a good way and continue to know Allah as his Lord or he will use his mind and will in a bad way and deny Allah, avoiding worshipping him and following the way of the devil.
We, as Muslims, give Allah endless thanks that we have kept our promises that we gave our Lord in Qalu Bala. We hope (inshaallah) we will continue to keep our promises until the last breath.
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Alastu birabbikum
Am I not your Lord?

(Alastu bi Rabbikum?) (The Qur’an 7:171). These words were spoken in Pre-Eternity when Allah addressed the as yet ‘non-existent’ sons of Adam. This Primordial Covenant is called by the Sufis ‘The Day of Alast’.

(Bala). The friends of Allah are visited by many sicknesses and tribulations. Affliction refers to bodily illnesses and diverse troubles. It is Allah’s favour to His friends. They love only Allah and see only Allah, so whatever comes from Allah is good. On the Day of Alast when the sons of Adam answered “Yes” to the Divine Address of “Am I not your Lord?”, the Lovers of Allah answered ‘Bala’, which means both ‘Yes’ and ‘Affliction’.

(Mithaq or ‘Ahd). The Covenant refers to that ‘event’ or ‘day’ in pre-existence when all of the children of Adam bore witness to Allah’s Lordship over them; Allah asked his non-existent creation, “Am I not your Lord?”. They answered, “Yes, we bear witness”. This day of the Covenant is called, by the Sufis, the Day of Alast. It has been said that those spirits who were in close proximity on this day will recognize each other when they meet in this realm. When you meet someone for the first time and you feel like you have known them forever, or since ‘before the before’, this is the recognition of the spirits from that Day.

(Isti’dad) is closely connected to receptivity (infi’al). It is the readiness to receive what Allah Wills to send. This ‘preparedness’ was established in Pre-eternity through the Most Holy Emanation (Al Fayd al Aqdas) which gave the preparedness to the archetype itself.

Allah (SWT) is saying, ‘Alastu Birrabikum. Am I not your lord?’ that question is not asked one time, in the time of pre-eternity, Allah (SWT) is always asking us that question. ‘Am I not your lord? Am I not your lord?’ and how you’re living your life is answering that. ‘Indeed You are.’ do you understand?

In An-Nadwah (Council) House

In An-Nadwah (Council) House

The Parliament of Quraish The polytheists were paralyzed by the carefully planned and speedy movement of Hazrat Muhammad’s ﷺ followers towards their new abode in Madinah. They were caught in unprecedented anxiety and they were deeply worried over their whole pagan and economic entity. They already experienced Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ as an influential leader; and his followers as determined, decent and always ready to sacrifice all they had for the sake of Allâh’s Messengerﷺ Al-Aws and Al-Khazraj tribes, the would-be-hosts of the Makkan Muslims, were also known in Arabia for their might and power in war, and judicious and sensible approach in peace. They were also against enmity and prejudice for they themselves had had bitter days of inter-tribal warfare. Madinah, the prospective headquarters of the ever-growing Islamic Call, itself enjoyed the most serious strategic position. It commanded the commercial routes leading to Makkah whose people used to deal in about a quarter of a million gold dinar-worth commodities every year. Security of the caravan routes was crucial for the continuity of prosperous economic life. All those factors borne in mind, the polytheists felt they were in the grip of a serious threat. They, therefore, began to seek the most effective method that could avert this imminent danger. They convened a meeting on Thursday morning, 26th Safar, the year fourteen of declaration of Prophethood (12th September 622 C.E.). i.e., two and a half months after the Great ‘Aqabah Pledge. 121 On that day, ‘the Parliament of Makkah held the most serious meeting ever, with one item on the agenda: How to take effective measures with a view to stopping that tidal wave. Delegates representing all the Quraishite tribes attended the meeting, the most significant of whom were: 1Abu Jahl bin Hisham, from Bani Makhzum; 2-4. Jubair bin Mut’im, Tu’aimah bin ‘Adi, and Al-Harith bin ‘Amir representing Bani Naufal bin ‘Abd Manaf; 5-7. Rabi’ah’s two sons Shaibah and ‘Utbah besides Abu Sufyan bin Harb from Bani ‘Abd Shams bin ‘Abd Manaf; 8. An-Nadr bin Al-Harith to speak for Bani ‘Abdud-Dar; 9-11. Abul-Bukhtari bin Hisham, Zam’ah bin Al-Aswad and Hakim bin Hizam to represent Bani Asad bin ‘Abdul-‘Uzza; 12, 13. Al-Hajjaj’s two sons Nabih and Munbih from Bani Sahm; 14. Umaiyah bin Khalaf from Bani Jumah. On their way to An-Nadwah House, Iblis (Satan) in the guise of a respected elderly man standing at the door interrupted their talk and introduced himself as a man from Najd curious enough to attend the meeting, listen to the debate and wish them success to reach a sound opinion. He was readily admitted in. There was a lengthy debate and several proposals were put forward. Expulsion from Makkah was proposed and debated in turn but finally turned down on grounds that his sweet and hearttouching words could entice the other Arabs to attack them in their own city. Imprisonment for life was also debated but also refused for fear that his followers might increase in number, overpower them and release him by force. At this point, the arch-criminal of Makkah, Abu Jahl bin Hisham suggested that they kill him. But killing by one man would expose him and his family to the revenge of blood. The difficulty was at last solved by Abu Jahl himself, who suggested that a band of young men, one from each tribe. should strike Hazrat Muhammadﷺ (the simultaneously with their swords so that the blood would be spread over them all and therefore could not be revenged, and his people would seek a mind-based procedure for settlement. The sinful proposal was unanimously accepted, and the representatives broke up the meeting and went back home with full determination for immediate implementation.

(1) Ibn Hisham 1/480-482.

Hadith Imam Mahdi AlaihisSalam part 10

The Awaited Imām Mahdī (علیہ السلام)

Section : Imam Mahdī (علیہ السلام) As The Last Caliph

  • عن جابر بن عبد الله رضي الله عنهما، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم، قال: يكون في أمتي خليفة يحثي المال حثيا لا يعده عدا.
    ثم قال: والذي نفسي بيده! ليعودن.
  • “Narrated by Jābir ibn ‘Abdullāh (رضي الله عنهما) that the Messenger of Allāh (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: There will be a caliph in my Ummah who will generously distribute wealth without keeping a record of it. And I swear by the One who controls my life! Certainly that the dominance (of Islam) will return (that is, Islam will recapture its lost glory and retrieve its status during his reign).”

    Hākim graded it sahīh (sound) according to the conditions of Muslim in al-Mustadrak (4:454 # 8400), while Dhahabī kept quiet about it.
    Haythamī said in Majma‘-uz-zawā’id (7:316) that Bazzār had related it, and its men are those of (sahīh) sound hadīth.
    Ibn Hammād narrated it in al-Fitan (1:362 # 1055);
    Suyūtī, ad-Durr-ul-manthūr fit-tafsīr bil-ma’thūr (6:56); and
    Bayhaqī in Dalā’il-un-nubuwwah (6:330,331).
    Muslim related it with different words in as-Sahīh, b. of fitan wa ashrāt-us-sā‘ah (turmoils and conditions of the Last Hour) 4:2234 (#67/2913);
    Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (3:317);
    Hindī, Kanz-ul-‘ummāl (14:263 # 38659); and
    Ibn Kathīr in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:599; 10:44)
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  • امام مہدی علیہ السلام کا ظہور اورفضائل
  • Imam Mahdi ‘Alayh-is-Salam Ka Zahoor Aur Faza’il

فصل دوازدہم
امام مہدی علیہ السلام روئے زمین پر بارھویں امام اور آخری خلیفۃ اللہ ہوں گے
Barhwi’n Fasl
Imam ‘Alayh-is-Salam Roo’e Zameen Par Baarahwe’n Aur Aakhiri Khalifatullah Honge

  1. و عن جابر رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قال يکون في امتي خليفة يحثي المال في الناس حثيا لا يعده عدا ثم قال والذي نفسي بيده ليعودن.

رواه البزار و رجاله رجال الصحيح

حضرت جابر رضي اللہ عنہ سے روایت ہے کہ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے فرمایا۔ میری امت میں ایک خلیفہ ہوگا جو لوگوں کو مال لبالب بھربھر کے تقسیم کرے گا۔ اور اسے شمار نہیں کرے گا۔ اور قسم ہے اس ذاتِ پاک کی جس کی قدرت میں میری جان ہے، بالتحقیق (غلبہ اسلام کا دور) ضرور لوٹے گا (یعنی امرِ اسلام مضمحل ہو جانے کے بعد ان کے زمانہ میں پھر سے فروغ حاصل کرلے گا۔)

  • Hazrat Jabir RadiyAllahu ‘Anhu Se Riwayat Hai Ki RasoolAllah SallAllahu ‘Alayhi Wa-Aalihi Wa-Sallam Ne Farmaya. Meri Ummat Me Ek Khalifa Hoga Jo Logo’n Ko Maal Labaalab Bhar-Bhar Ke Taqsim Karega. Aur Use Shumaar Nahin Karega. Aur Qasam Hai Us Zaate Paak Kee Jis Kee Qudrat Me Meri Jaan Hai, Bit-Tehqiq (Galaba-e Islam Ka Daur) Zaroor Lautega (Ya’ni Amre Islam Muzmahil Ho Jaane Ke Ba’d Un Ke Zamaana Me Phir Se Farogh Haasil Kar Lega).

    [Hakim, Al-Mustadrak, 04 : 501, Raqm : 8400,

Haythami, Majma’ Al-Zawa’id, 07 : 316,

Nu’aym Bin Hammad, Al-Fitan, 01 : 326, Raqm : 1055,

Tahir-ul-Qadri, Al-Qawl-ul-Mu‘tabar Fi Al-Imam-il-Muntazar, : 69_70.]
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Hadith Inna Aliyan Minni wa Ana Minhu

عَنْ حُبْشِيِّ بْنِ جُنَادَةَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُول “‏ عَلِيٌّ مِنِّي وَأَنَا مِنْهُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏
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“Hazrat Habshi Bin Jundaah (رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عن) Se Rivayat Hai k Unhone Rasool Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) ko Farmate Huwe Suna Ali Mujhse Hai Aur Mai Ali Se Hoon”
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Reference : (Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol : 01 , Kitabul Imaan, Hadees : 119)
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إِنَّ عَلِيًّا مِنِّي وَأَنَا مِنْهُ وَهُوَ وَلِيُّ كُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ بَعْدِي
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Hazrat Imran Bin Hussain (رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه) Se Rivayat Hai k Huzoor Nabi E Karim (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) ne Farmaya Beshak Ali Mujhse Hai Aur Mai Ali Se Hoon Mere Baad Har Momin Ka Wali Hai ”
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Refernces : (Jamai Tirmizi, Vol :05, Pg : 399, Kitab No 49 Kitabul Manakib, Hadees : 4077, English No – Vol : 01, Book No : 46, Hadees : 3712)
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(صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم)
(عليه السلام)
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّد