According to Abu Hurayra :
“Allah’s Messenger said: ‘I have been sent with the allencompassing (all-inclusive) words, and I have been assisted with
awesomeness (over dominant and impressive posture). While I
was asleep, I saw the keys of the treasures of the earth were
brought for me and placed in my hands.’”
Agreed upon by al-Bukhari and al-Muslim.

 Set forth by al-Bukhari in al-Sahih, 6/2654, $ 6845. al-Muslim in al-Sahih,
1/371, $ 523. al-Nasa’i in al-Sunan al-Kubra,3/3, $ 4295. Ahmed b. Hanbal in
al-Musnad , 2/ 264, 455, $ 7575, 9867. Ibn Hibban in al-Sahih, 14/277, $




He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami informed us, Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allah informed us on the authority of al-Zuhri; (second chain) he (Ibn Sa`d) said Muhammad Ibn Salih related to us on the authority of ‘Asim Ibn ‘Umar Ibn Qatadah; (third chain) he (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Abd al-Rahmŕn Ibn `Abd al-Aziz related to us on the authority of `Abd Allah Ibn Abi Bakr Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Hazm; (fourth chain) he (Ibn Sa`d) said: Háshim Ibn ‘Asim al-Aslami related to us on the authority of his father, he on the authority of Ibn `Abbas; the consolidated narrations are:

The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, was with his mother ‘Aminah Bint Wahb. When he was six years old, she took him on a visit to his maternal uncles in Banu ‘Adi Ibn al-Najjar at Madinah and with him was his nurse Umm Ayman. They were riding two camels and they lodged in the house of al-Nábighah and sojourned there for a month. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, used to relate several incidents associated with them. When he noticed the stone buildings of Banu `Adi Ibn al-Najjar, he recognised them. He (the Prophet) said: I used to play with Unaysah a hand-maid of the Ansŕr near these stone buildings and I used to fly pigeons with the boys of my maternal uncles. They used to sit on these buildings. He saw a house and said: My mother lodged in this house, and in this house is the grave of my father `Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib. I obtained proficiency in swimming in a pond of Banu `Adi Ibn al-Najjar. A party of the Jews used to see him, and Umm Ayman said: I heard one of them saying: He is the Prophet of this nation, and this is the place of his refuge; I fully understood these words. Then his mother started back for Makkah with him. When they were at al-Abwá, she died, and her grave is there. Then Umm Ayman brought him to Makkah on the two camels which were with them. She nursed him along with his mother (when she was alive). After his mother’s death the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, passed by the site of al-Abwá during his `Umrah al-Hudaybiyah. He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Verily Allah permitted Muhammad to visit his mother’s grave and the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, came there, got (the grave) repaired and wept by its side and the Muslims wept because of the weeping of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him. He was questioned about it and he replied: (Recollection of) her affection overpowered me and I wept for her.


He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Abu Ghassán Malik Ibn Ismŕ`il al-Nandi informed us: Sharik Ibn `Abd Allah informed us on the authority of Simák Ibn Harb, he on the authority of al-Qasim; he said:

The Prophet, may Allah bless him, sought (Allah’s) permission [P. 74; to visit his mother’s grave which was granted; and he prayed for her salvation, but it was rejected.


He (lbn Sa`d) said: Abu ‘Amir Qabisah Ibn ‘Uqbah al-Suwá’i informed us: Sufyŕn Ibn Sa’id al-Thawri informed us on the authority of `Alqamah Ibn Marthad, he on the authority of Ibn Buraydah, he on the authority of his father; he said:

When the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, conquered Makkah, he came to a ruined grave and sat there and the people also sat round him. He sat like a person attending to a speech. Then he stood up weeping. `Umar, who was the boldest of those before him, came forward and said: May my father and mother be sacrificed for you, 0 Apostle of Allah! What makes you weep? He said: This is the grave of my mother, to visit which I sought my Lord’s permission, which was granted; I asked for her salvation but He did not grant it. So I recalled her and was overpowered (by grief) so I wept. He was never seen weeping more than on this occasion. Ibn Sa`d said: This is an error, her grave is not at Makkah but it is at al-Abwa,

Hazrat Syed Abdul Latif Kazmi Almaroof Imam Bari Sarkar Rehmatullah alaih.


Syed Abdul Latif Kazmi , often referred to as Barī Imām or Barī Sarkār (1617 – 1705), was a 17th-century Sufi ascetic from Punjab who was one of the most prominent Sufi of the shia order. He is venerated as the patron saint of Islamabad, Pakistan. Born in Karsal, Chakwal District to a sayyid family. He is revered by all those Shia Muslims, especially in the Indian Subcontinent, who are greatly attached to the Sufi traditions. The life of Bari Imam is known “essentially through oral tradition and hagiographical booklets and celebrated in Qawali songs of Indian and Pakistani Sufism. In the present day, Bari Imam is one of the most popular and widely venerated saints of Punjab.

Bari Imam was eight years old when his family migrated from Karsal in Chakwal District to what is now Aabpara, Islamabad in Pakistan. His father, Syed Mehmood Shah, was a farmer. So he helped his father with farming and with his herd of animals until he was 12 years old. Then Bari Imam was sent to Ghorghushti in Campbellpur (now known as Attock, Punjab, Pakistan) where he stayed for two years to learn fiqh, hadith, logic, and other disciplines related to Islam, because at that time Ghorghushti was a great seat of Islamic learning. According to some sources, he later married and had one daughter, though both his wife and daughter are said to have died prematurely. After their passing, Bari Imam began wandering the forests of the Hazara district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where he spent twenty-four years as an ascetic.

Shah Abdul Latif also went to Central Asian states of that period and to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Madinah to learn about Islam and perform hajj.

960px-Landscape6 The forests where Bari Imam roamed

‘Chorepur’ becomes ‘Noorpur Shahan’ 
After his return to old India, he then decided to settle in the Nur Pur Shahan area (now known as Noorpur Shahan, Islamabad, Pakistan). At that time, this area was known to be a dangerous place (locally known as ‘Chorepur’) due to its reputation as full of bandits and killers who used to attack and rob trade caravans passing through this area headed towards Central Asian states. Over time, he succeeded in teaching these people about love, peace and harmony. Later Shah Abdul Latif came to be known as “Bari Imam”.

Because Bari Imam Sarkar did not transmit any of his doctrines to writing; as such, it may be rightly presumed that he bequeathed all of his teachings orally.

Bari Imam was renowned in his own life for being an ascetic who subjected himself to great self-humiliation in the public sphere, “living among the pariahs and consciously exposing himself to the disdain of the people.”

A celebrated miracle worker, Bari Imam is also described in regional lore as one through whom God performed many marvels to convince the local people of the truth of Islam; thus, some of the most popular miracles ascribed to him are his having caused water to gush forth from rocks and his having brought back to life the dead water buffaloes of a peasant who had earlier provided the saint with milk during his ten years of spiritual seclusion.



The shrine of Bari Imam in Islamabad
A silver-mirrored shrine of Bari Imam is located in Noorpur Shahan, Islamabad. It was originally built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who revered Bari Sarkar, in the 17th century.