Peculiarities of Mustafa (Episode – 01)

Allah Almighty has blessed His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم with such countless attributes and qualities which no one else could get. These attributes and qualities are called ‘Khasaais-e-Mustafa’. As blessed Islamic scholars رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی have written a large number of books on different aspects of the blessed Seerah of Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, they have also written on this topic. For example, a great Muhaddis of Islamic history Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti Shaafi’i رَحْمَةُ اللّٰہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه (year of death: 911 AH) looked up with great efforts the blessed peculiarities of Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the books of Hadees, etc., for 20 years. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه then wrote two matchless books namely, ‘Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra’ and ‘اُنْمُوْذَجُ اللَّبِیْب فِی خَصَائِصِ الْحَبِیْب’ in which more than one thousand blessed peculiarities of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم have been mentioned. On this topic, A’la Hadrat رَحْمَةُ اللّٰہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has written a booklet namely, ‘اَلْبَحْثُ الْفَاحِص عَنْ طُرُقِ اَحَادِیْثِ الْخَصَائِص’.

Real number of the blessed peculiarities of Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

As a matter of fact, Allah Almighty, Who gives, and His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, who gets, know the real number of the blessed peculiarities of Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. A’la Hadrat رَحْمَةُ اللّٰہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has said, ‘His virtues are enormous and his blessed peculiarities are countless. In reality, he صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is completely and from every perspective superior to all Ambiya Mursaleen and all Creation of Allah Almighty regarding every marvel, every grace and every quality. Whatever a person has got, he has got all from him and whatever he صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has got, no one could get. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 22, pp. 614)

Usay tu jaanay ya Khuda jaanay

Paysh-e-Haq[1] rutbah kya huwa tayra

Four types of peculiarities

According to one classification there are four types of blessed peculiarities of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: (1) The Wajib acts which are especially for him such as Tahajjud Salah (2) The Ahkam [commands] which are Haraam only for him such as taking Zakah[2] (3) The act which is permissible only for him to do such as offering Nafl Salah after offering the Fard ‘Asr Salah (4) The attributes which were bestowed only upon the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

In this article, only the fourth type of peculiarities out of the abovementioned four types is briefly being mentioned. Affirm your faith by the Madani pearls obtained from the blessed peculiarities of Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, but be careful, do not have any wrong presumption against any other Nabi عَلَيْـهِ السَّـلَام at all by deriving the opposite sense of any attribute.

Nine peculiarities of Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

1     Allah Almighty created the Noor of His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم before entire Creation and then with this Noor He عَزَّوَجَلَّ has created the rest of Creation. (Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, pp. 63, Hadees 18)

Khuda nay noor-e-Maula say kiya makhlooq ko payda

Sabhi kaun-o-makaan mushtaq [مُشْتَق] huway is aik masder [مَصْدَر] say

2     Sayyiduna Aadam Safiyyullah عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّلَام and the rest of entire Creation have been created only for the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. (Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah ma’ Sharh-uz-Zurqaani, vol. 1, pp. 86)

Zameen-o-zamaan tumharay liye, makeen-o-makaan tumharay liye

Chuneen-o-chunaan tumharay liye, banay dau jahan tumharay liye

3     The blessed name of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has been written on the pillars of ‘Arsh, on every sky, on the trees and palaces of Paradise, on the chests of Houris and between the eyes of angels. (Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra, vol. 1, pp. 12)

Maalik tujhay banaya her cheez ka Khuda nay

Is wasitay likha hay her shay pay naam tayra

4     Allah Almighty has joined the Zikr of His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم to His Own Zikr in Azan and Iqamat, Khutbah [sermon] and Tashahhud (i.e. Attahiyyat). (Al-Kalam-ul-Awdah, pp. 179)

Azan kya jahan daykho Iman walo

Pas-e-zikr-e-Haq, zikr hay Mustafa ka

Kay pehlay zaban Hamd say pak ho lay

To phir naam lay woh Habib-e-Khuda ka

5     In the previous revealed Books, the good news of the arrival of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was revealed. (Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra, vol. 1, pp. 18)

Woh khatm-ul-Ambiya tashreef ferma honay walay hayn

Nabi her aik pehlay say sunata yeh khabar aaya

6     Before the declaration of Nubuwwah, a cloud would often shade the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم against the heat and tree would offer him its shade. (Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra, vol. 1, pp. 142, 143)

Sayah-e-‘Arsh-e-Ilahi mayn khara kerna mujhay

Hayn siyah ‘isyan say daftar [دَفْتَر] Rahmat-ul-lil-‘Aalameen

7     The blessed perspiration of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was more fragrant than even Kasturi [musk]. (Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah ma’ Sharh-uz-Zurqaani, vol. 7, pp. 199)

Isi say huway ‘amber-o-mushk mushtaq [مُشْتَق]

Hay khushbu ka masder paseenah tumhara

8     The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is Noor, that’s why his shadow did not use to fall on the earth in the sun and in the moonlight. (Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra, vol. 1, pp. 114)

Is qad-e-pak ka sayah nazar aata kyun ker

Noor hi noor hayn a’za`ay Rasool-e-‘Arabi

9     A fly never landed on his blessed clothes, let alone his blessed body. Neither did he صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم have lice in his clothes, nor did a mosquito ever bite him. (Ash-Shifa, vol. 1, pp. 368; Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra, vol. 1, pp. 117; Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah ma’ Sharh-uz-Zurqaani, vol. 7, pp. 200)

Filth and foul smell attract flies and lice are born due to them, etc., but he صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is free from all types of filth and his blessed body is fragrant. For this reason too he صَلَّى اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم remained safe from these things. (Seerat-e-Mustafa, pp. 566)

Allah ki sar ta ba-qadam shan hayn yeh

In sa nahin insan woh insan hayn yeh

Quran to Iman batata hay inhayn

Iman yeh kehta hay mayri jan hayn yeh

(The remaining part of this article will be published in the next issue…)



[1] In the court of Allah Almighty

[2] Further, due to him it is also Haraam for his descendants to take Zakah.

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