Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq AlahisSalam part 6


Every part of his personality and life was a good fortune and success for the Muslims. A real man of Allah (Momin) lives every moment of his life strictly according to the instructions of Hazrat Rasul-e-Khuda. Instead of giving instructions, he lived the life according to the commands of Allah and guided the community to live like that. With the grace of Allah, the Almighty and the blessings of Hazrat Muhammad he exhibited many miracles and said that, that would be continued till the Day of Judgement. Below are given some of his miracles:

Some miracles as Gifts of Allah

The story goes like this. Once he was going for the pilgrimage of Holy Ka’aba. On the way, he rested near a withered date-tree. He requested the tree for the dates. Immediately the tree turned into a green tree and produced fresh dates. When an Arab saw this, he was wonder-struck. He said it was magic. Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq said it was not magic but the grace of Allah. Further, he said, “If I say now, your face will be turned into that of a dog.” No sooner did he say this, than his face was turned into that of a dog. When the Arab witnessed, he was dumb-founded and was very unhappy. Very shamefully, he begged for forgiveness. Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq forgave him, prayed for him, and his face was again turned into the original one. (Masa’alik-ul-Sa’alikin)

Bringing the dead birds to lives

In the same way, a person narrated an episode of Hazrat Ibrahim Khalilullah in the presence of Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq that Hazrat Ibrahim cut four birds and mixed pieces of their flesh, then again brought them to life. He said, “Do you want to see the miracle?” The person said, “Yes, O’ Ibn-e-Rasulallah ” He asked for the following birds, i.e. peacock, crow, hawk and pigeon. Then he cut them in pieces and mix their flesh and then call all the birds one by one and they came to life. (Mas’aalik-ul-Sa’alikin)

Fear of Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq on Caliph Mansoor

Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq also had to pass through many trials and tests. But all the rivals and enemies were failing due to the divine grace of Allah on him. One of the rivals was Caliph Mansoor. The story of his vicious plan goes like this. Once the Caliph Mansoor told his wazir to ask Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq to be present in his court so that he could kill him. On this, the wazir said that it did not fare to kill a Saiyed, a person of seclusion. The Caliph was very angry and said, “You obey my order and do as I say.” The helpless soul went to call Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiqs. The Caliph Mansoor briefed his people, “When Imam Jafar Sadiq, enters into the court, I will remove my crown, which will be an indication to you to kill him at that very moment.” When the Imam came to the court, Mansoor glanced at him, got up from his throne and welcomed him warmly. He led the Imam to his seat and requested to sit. He honoured him and sat before him. The slaves appointed for the killing were astonished, as the decided programme was absolutely different than the one being followed. Mansoor requested the Imam to say if he wished anything and added, “This slave of yours is prepared to fulfil any of your wishes.” The Imam said, “My only wish is, please, henceforth, do not call me in your court, because, that prevents me from the worship of Allah, the Almighty.” When Mansoor heard this, he saw him with great respect. During all this time, his body was trembling, and he was quite uneasy. When, after the imam left, the wazir asked Mansoor about the change of the programme, he said, “When I saw Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq entering the gate of the court, I saw a furious python with him. My whole throne was in his wideopened jaw. He was telling me, ‘If you harras the Imam, I will swallow you along with your throne.’ I was so much afraid that I could not even remember the previous plan.” (Tazkirat-ul-Auliya)

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