Book Name:Karamaat e Farooq e Azam

of Dawat-e-Islami], Sadr-ul-Afadil, ‘Allamah Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Na’eemuddin Muradabadi عَـلَيْهِ رَحۡمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـهَادِی has mentioned a famous incident which is presented in brief: When Egypt was conquered, one day the people of Egypt requested Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin ‘Aas رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: O our chief! There is a custom regarding our River Nile that it does not flow until we perform it. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ asked, ‘What is that?’ They replied, ‘We take a virgin girl from her parents, adorn her with an elegant dress and beautiful jewellery and then throw her into the River Nile.’ Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin ‘Aas رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said, ‘It can’t be possible at all where Islamic teachings prevail and Islam abolishes such bad customs and practice.’

Thus that practice was abandoned. The flow of the river became slower and slower and ultimately the people intended to migrate from that place. Noticing this, Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin ‘Aas رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ wrote down the entire situation to the second caliph, Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen, Sayyiduna ‘Umar Bin Khattab رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ. In its reply, the caliph wrote, ‘You did right. Surely, Islam eradicates these types of practices. There is a piece of paper enclosed with this letter, put it into the River Nile.’

When the letter reached Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin ‘Aas رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, he took out that piece of paper written for the River Nile: ‘O River Nile! Do not flow if you flow of your own accord and if Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ makes you flow, I supplicate to Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ to make you flow.’ Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin ‘Aas رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ put that

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