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Mir Syed Mushtaq Hamdani asserts that he belongs to the 17th progeny of Shah-e-Hamdan (R A). Besides retiring as Deputy Director in Textiles department, Government of India, he is a renowned scholar of world and Islamic history and Tassawuf (Sufism) in Kashmir. As he says it, he is from the Qubrivi legacy of Sufism. In conversation withKashmir Reader reporter Afzal Sofi, Hamdani talks in length about the influence of Sufism on his life and the need of spiritual studies in contemporary times
Kashmir Reader:Who is Mir Syed Mushtaq Hamdani?
Syed Mushtaq:I belong to the family of Sada’ats (Sufi saints). In 760 Hijra (1358 AD), Mir Syed Taj-ud-din Hamdani and Mir Syed Hussain Simnani came to Kashmir. They were cousins of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA). They were among first ambassadors of Islam from Shah-e-Hamdan to Kashmir. Syed Tajuddin Hamadani was a great Sufi saint and scholar and Qutubul Waqt (Spiritual Governor of his Time). The then King of Kashmir, Sultan Suhab-ud-din Sikander married his daughter to the Qutbul Waqt. They had a son namely Sayed Hassan Bhadur. He was the first Commander-in-Chief of Kashmir who extended the boundaries of Kashmiri state up to river Satluj by defeating Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq. I am from the family of Sayed Hassan Bahadur.
His daughter, Taj Bibi was married to Hazrat Mir Sayeed Mohammad Hamadani, who is the son of Shah-e-Hamdan. I am from his family so I belong to 17th progeny of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA). Shah-e-Hamdan (RA) belonged to the 17th progeny of Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
The contribution of Shah-e-Hamdan in Kashmir and elsewhere is known to everyone. I was born in the same family at Khanqah-e-Moula Srinagar. Since my childhood, I have seen a legacy of Sufi saints and scholars visiting our home, because of the importance of this place as a centre of Tassawuf. It is since my childhood that Tassawuf became a part of my life and thinking about the being of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and his companions became the priority of my existence.
Besides formal education from school and college, the main subjects of my study have been Tassawuf, Islamic literature, world and Islamic history.
KR:And what about your education?
SM:I was an average student but was always fascinated by religious teachings and its affairs. From an early age, I was very much interested in knowing about Islamic and world history. I did my matriculation from DAV school and later joined Amar Singh College, Srinagar. While I was in college, my father expired and I had to discontinue my studies for some time.
My father was a government employee, so I was adjusted against his post in Textile department, Government of India. I completed my graduation later on as a private candidate. But simultaneously I continued my research about world and Islamic history and Tassawuf. There were about 15000 books on different subjects already at my home which made my research easy. I also learnt Kashmiri, Arabic, Urdu, Persian and English languages from my childhood. I wrote my first book Aakhiri Tammana (the Last hope) at the age of 19, which details about my college life. I wrote another book, Kashmir Islam Key Saye Mien (Kashmir under the Shadow of Islam), based on history of Sufism in Kashmir.
Later on, I availed education leave and went for a course in art and craft at JD college, Delhi. Though I read extensively, the urge to know more kept me discontented. I always had questions which books and Moulvis could never answer. The search for truth made me restless until I met a Sufi saint Sultan Sahib Budusgami. Under his guidance, I found peace and solace. I left the course and became his Mureed (disciple). While I spent the days at office and dedicated my nights to serve my Peer. He made me realize who I was, what my purpose of being was, and made me understand the beginning and end of this life. I forgot everything I had read and automatically became Naatkhwan (writing and reading poetry in the praise of Prophet). I have also compiled the Naats written by me in a form of book named Hayaatan Nabi (SAW). My Peer exposed me to the secrets that I can never narrate.
KR: What is Tassawuf to you?
SM: Some people think Tassawuf means solitude. There is nothing like confining yourself to a jungle and remain cut off from the society in Tassawuf. It simply means complete submission to Allah, nothing more or less than that. In Sufism there is no scope for ego. Arrogance of any sort has no scope in the presence of the Almighty Allah and Prophet (SAW). My journey towards Allah-the most exalted starts only when I suppress my ego. Submission to Allah’s will and suppressing ones desires is what defines Sufism. Following the commandments of Allah is of supreme importance and priority. If there is an iota of doubt in the Allah’s ability (May Allah forbid) to run and command this Universe, then you are decieving no one but your own self.
In order to recognize Allah, we have to recognize his Prophet (SAW) first.
He (SAW) is Rehber (one who shows the path to salvation) of all. Similarly, after Prophet (SAW) there are great men who show you ways to get close to the Prophet (SAW) and ultimately to Allah. Then you become Allah-wala (one who propagates and follows the teachings of Allah). The real Allah-wala. When you reach that stage your eyes and heart are purified of worldly desires and become Nur (light). And in this stage whatever you ask of Allah, He hardly rejects it.
KR: There are different Silsilas (legacies) in Tassawuf. Isn’t it?
SM: There are total 23 Silsilas in Tassawuf. One each from Hazrat Abu Baqar Sideeq (RA), Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA), Hazrat Usman (RA) and Harat Owaise Qarni (RA) and 17 from Hazrat Ali (RA). The silsilas are like the syllabus of any subject taught in an educational institute. In Roohaniyat (spiritual studies) or Tassuwuf, the syllabus details about the ways in which a person can be guided. They are all subjects derived from Quran and the teachings of Prophet (SAW). These differ in practice only. If you read any book, it is not necessary that you will be able to inherit its teachings. In Sufism you put the things in practice to take human vices out of the being. The Rehber initially takes a person into darkness of his misdeeds where he finds no one coming to his rescue. Then he supplicates before Allah and seeks help from Him only. He then trusts completely in Allah. There is Zahiri (outward), Batinyee (inward) and practical counseling in every Silsila. I myself belong to Qubrivi silsila as Shah-e-Hamdan also belonged to the same. My first Rehber Sultan Sahib Badusgami also belonged to the same legacy. He also had connection with Mehboob-ul- Aalam. My second Rehber, Shiekh Hassan, belonged to Suharvardi Silsila, he had connection with Hazrat Gosul Azam, Shiekh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), who belonged to Qadri silsila. So I actually attained education of Tassawuf from four Silsilas — Qubrivi, Qadri, Suharvardi and another hidden Owaisi Silsila.
KR: Does spirituality exist in other religions also?
SM: That is not spirituality. That is magic or an art. That is not the Sufi philosophy. Spirituality is only to which Prophet Mohammad (SAW) is a master. Beyond that everything is magic.
KR: Kashmir is known as valley of saints because of its rich spiritual culture in past. Do you think it has declined now?
SM: Spirituality never sees a decline. It may not be visible but there are people who uphold its legacy even now. They do it discreetly. The proponents of Sufism are plenty in number but there actions are hidden. Kashmir is still the valley of great saints and Sada’ats and it will always remain so.
KR: Khanqahs and shrines are believed to have been the centers of spiritual studies in Kashmir. Do you think the practice still exists?
SM: What was Khanqah-e-Molla before advent of Islam in Kashmir? It was a temple of Shah Koul. There were 313 idols in it. When Shah Hamdan (RA) propagated Islam here, the Muslims themselves converted it into Masjid. Hazrat Mir Mohammad Hamdani made it a Khanqah where he gave spiritual guidance to people for a long time producing great Sufi saints in Kashmir. He also constructed 19 Khanqahs at other places of Kashmir. It is a place where a disciple receives training from his master while Mosques are meant for Salah (Nimaz). The Dastgeer Sahib’s shrine at Khanyar was constructed in 1030 by Shah Sakhi Mohammad Tarmizi. At that time the governor of Kashmir told him that there are ghosts inside khanqah but Shah Sahib entered into it chanting Kibriyat Sharief and all the ghosts surrendered. He had holy relic of Shikeh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) with him which he placed there and converted it into a Khanqah to give spiritual guidance to the people there. After his death it remained there for long time. But now these places are no longer being used for such purposes.
KR: It is being alleged that people visiting shrines commit Shirk (sin of practising idolatry or polytheism) by kneeling and revolving around the graves of the saints. What do you think about it?
SM: Sajda (kneeling) is allowed before the Allah only while Tawaf (revolving) is permitted only around the holy Kaaba. Prophet (SAW) has allowed visiting graveyards which reminds a person of his ultimate and final destination. Sufis don’t do Sajda or Tawaf of graves. But, we believe that Allah’s blessings are showered within the radius of 8 km of the grave belonging to any saint. We only want to be part of it. Also, I believe that a Muslim can never do shirk. How can one be a mushrik (one who makes partners to Allah) after understanding the meaning of Kalimah that there is no God, but Allah and Prophet Mohammad (SAW) is his prophet? One who believes in the Kalimah, no power in the world can declare him Mushrik.
KR: You said that great saints still exist in Kashmir. Why don’t they come out and guide Muslims out of the mess they are in nowadays.
SM: They are waiting for the permission of Allah. Whatever is going on in Kashmir is actually punishment by Allah for our bad deeds. Nothing will change unless people don’t repent, ask for forgiveness of Allah and bring a change in themselves. Everything happens with the will of Allah. Kashmiris were simple people. The men and women did not know each other. People did not know much of Quran or religious teachings, but they had a pure faith on Allah. Now adulteration has ruined this nation. If it is not punishment then what else is it? We will not be forgiven unless we will not beg before Allah.
KR: How many people in Kashmir are striving to find a spiritual master to achieve guidance?
SM: Not many. Even if people start to look for a Rehber, they don’t endure for long. People follow easy ways, and give up easily upon facing hardships.
KR: Muslims are in crisis. People are working on various fronts like Tableeg, Jihad and imparting religious education besides following the line of Tassawuf to bail out the Ummah out of this mess. What method do you suggest will be more effective in dealing with the present day situation?
SM: Spirituality is only one of the part of Islam. There are others like Tableeg (propagation), Jihad (strive in the way of Allah) and Ishayat-e-Din. Following only one thing will not help. Muslims have to do all these things together. And unless we are not ready to change ourselves, the sermons will not help. But I believe that Mujahid, Aalim, Muballig, everyone should have spiritual masters to put them on a right track. History is full of incidents where Muslims have dominated again and again after being decimated and oppressed.
KR: You suggest that just a guide’s role by a spiritual leader or saint is enough to resolve all issues that Muslims are facing. Don’t you think that personal involvement in struggle against falsehood is what is much needed of these spiritual masters?
SM: It is not like that. As soon as they will get a call from Allah and Prophet (SAW), they will offer their heads. They are only waiting for Allah’s direction. At this point in time, everyone is waiting for Imam Mehdi to arrive.
KR: Does it mean that there is no direction from Allah as of now?
SM: Actually, we are not ready to change. Allah gives direction anytime and every time. All we need is to change ourselves. First, we have to become worth of doing something for Allah. If you and I are not able to banish the idols out of our hearts, how can we lead and fix the Ummah.
KR: Some people say that music has a role in Sufism when it is prohibited in Islam. What are your thoughts?
SM: When Prophet Mohammad (SAW) migrated from Makkah to Madina, the people greeted him by beating dhuf (drums) and He (SAW) did not stop them. So in Islam only a particular drum called dhuf is allowed. In Tassawuf, we believe in music but which is produced by the chords of ones heart while performing Zikr (remembrance of Allah). We say hymns in praise of Allah and Prophet (SAW) in particular tones which have different effects. If any person does not understand something through words, we make him explain by hymns and Naats. However, Khawaja Moindeen Chesti (RA) and few others would use dhuf sometimes while reciting Naats. But the music used in movies, songs, which attracts people towards immoral activities, is not allowed in Islam or spirituality.
KR: Propagation of Islamic teachings is the duty of every Muslim. What is your modus operandi?
SM:I have laid the foundation of an international organization, Mohsin-ul-Aalameen, that works on a small aspect of Prophet’s (SAW) life i.e service to the mankind. It has members all over the world who, every month, take leave for two days from their routine work and visit hospitals and old age homes to help the people in need. My preamble is to bring smile on any human face which, I believe, is equivalent to the worship of one hundred years.
Besides, we conduct seminars, conferences and lectures on different aspects of Islam and spirituality all over the world. It does influence people. Many people in different countries have reverted to Islam in front of me. We don’t compel them or thrust anything upon them. But the life’s misery brings them towards Islam.
Once in US, a rich businessman came to me and told me that he had a property worth 300 million dollars, but couldn’t sleep during the nights. He asked me if I could help him anyway. I told him to take a leave from his business for a month and work as a laborer in his own factory. He did so and due to hard labor during days, got tired and slept well during the nights. He was impressed. He told me that he does not need money, he needed solace and peace of mind. So this way people have been influenced. Life is successful if we are able to work on and implement only a part of the teachings of our beloved Prophet (SAW) effectively.

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A VERY AMAZING MATHEMATICAL EXERCISE FOR YOU

Posted: April 10, 2015 by kashmirsufis in Miscellaneous

A VERY AMAZING MATHEMATICAL EXERCISE FOR YOU
>Assumption:_ 1; U lived for 60 years, and each day of your life, U slept 8hrs.. in the 60years,U Will have spent exactly 20 years just sleeping!
2;U worked for 8hrs a day, U will have spent 20years just working.
3;Usually Childhood takes 15years.
4; Sat on the dining table twice a day for thirty minutes, U will have spent 3years just eating!
Now…Addition of sleep(20yrs)+work(20yrs)+ childhood(15yrs)+meals(3yrs)=58 years.
Subtracting from the total number of yrs (60yrs), you’re remaining with ONLY 2years.
What Will be your answer on the day of judgment when you’re asked about your time on earth????
Here’s a simple solution to the problem above!!….
The holy Quran(Saudi Arabia type) has got 604 pages,right?
If you try to divide the 600 pages in 30days of the month,they’re nothing..
Don’t worry about the calculations,I got them done for you
600/30=20; simple!
Now that means you are to cover 20 pages per day!
There are 5prayers a day, so…
20/5=4, this means, if you recite 4pages every swala(prayer), you’ll definitely complete the whole holy Quran in just one month!
Message is still proceeding, read to the end…
If you send this message to your friends and family and they complete the Quran because of you, do you have any idea how much rewards you’ll get?
Whenever someone reads, you gain their rewards, minus reducing their accounts!
Why don’t you make yourself a profitable business this year in terms of rewards!!!
Why don’t you make people complete the Quran because of you!!!
Still optimistic? Here’s a hadith from Muhammad P.B.U.H.. “whoever enjoins good is equivalent (in rewards) to the one who has done it!!

Hazrath Umar (RA) says “Ya Gaus”to a Sahabi:

Posted: February 16, 2015 by kashmirsufis in Miscellaneous

During the tenure of Hazrath Umar Farooq (RA) when they were facing a drought, he addressed
Hazrath Umar bin Aas (RA) in a letter as
“Ya Gaus, come to my help”
[Imam Hakim in musadrak Vol 1,page 563., Sahih Ibne Khuzaimia, Vol4, page 68., Kanzul Umal ,Vol
12,pages 610,615 ., Tabaqatul kubra Vol3,page 389., Sunan ul Kubra Vol 6,page 577 []
Hazrath Umar (RA) himself calls a Sahabi “Ya Ghaus” meaning “O Helper” .Therefore saying that
anyone who says “Ya Ghaus” is a mushrik means, labeling Hazrath Umar (RA) a Mushrik (May Allah
Forbid).

This is what happens when masters in English language try to quote Quran and Hadees misintepreted by deviants. Whereas there are Mufassireen and Muhaddiseen to explain if a Verse of The Quran apparently contradicts with another likewise the Hadees contradicts with another, and also if the Verse of Quran contradicts with a Hadees

Anyway, Allah Ta’ala stated

[Hadeed 57:10] And what is the matter with you that you should not spend in Allah’s cause, whereas Allah is the Inheritor of all that is in the heavens and in the earth? Those among you who spent and fought before the conquest of Mecca are not equal to others; they are greater in rank than those who spent and fought after the conquest; and Allah has promised Paradise to all of them; and Allah well knows what you do.

[Ahzab 33:6] The Prophet is closer to the Muslims than their own lives, and his wives are their mothers; and the relatives are closer to each other in the Book of Allah, than other Muslims and immigrants, except that you may be kind towards your friends; this is written in the Book.

The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “I am closer to the believers than their selves in this world and in the Hereafter, and if you like, you can read Allah’s Statement: “The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves.” (33.6)

So, if a true believer dies and leaves behind some property, it will be for his inheritors (from the father’s side), and if he leaves behind some debt to be paid or needy offspring, then they should come to me as I am the guardian of the deceased.” (Bukhari)

Also

[Taubah 9:128] Indeed there has come to you a Noble Messenger from among you – your falling into hardship aggrieves him, most concerned for your well being, for the Muslims most compassionate, most merciful.

Allah Tha’ala states that All the Sahaba will enter Jannah, and also that Our Nabi is closer to the Muslims than their own lives, and Nabi e Kareem Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam states that I am closer to the Muslims in this world and in the hereafter, Again Allah Tha’ala sates that Our falling into hardship aggrieves Nabi Alaihissalam, and again for the Muslims most compassionate, most merciful.

And

Our Nabi Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam is described witnessing Paradise and Hell. (Muslim)

Also a Hadees of Tirmizi, it is learnt that Our Nabi Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam knows each inmate by name going in the Paradise or in the Hell. (Mishkath)

Our Nabi Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said: My entire Ummah was presented before me with each individual’s scroll of deeds, good as well as bad. (Muslim)

Our Nabi Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “One night, My Ummah was presented before me at my Hujrah and I know each of them as clearly as anyone knows his colleague. (Tabarani)

So the One who is such close to all, its obvious that He is aware of all their names, status, actions and even intentions and this can be proved further in light of The Quran and Hadees

3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work
1. Children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent.
If they’re going through a particularly challenging time, it’s a minimum of 12 a day. This doesn’t have to be a big deal; it could be the straightening of a collar, a pat on the shoulder or a simple hug.
2. Each day, children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent.
It is especially important for babies to have that eye contact, but children of all ages need us to slow down and look them in the eyes.
3. There are nine minutes during the day that have the greatest impact on a child:
the first three minutes right after they wake up
the three minutes after they come home from school
the last three minutes of the day before they go to bed
We need to make those moments special and help our children feel loved.
These are simple, right? Nothing really earth-shattering here.
But try it.
[Mawlānā Bilal Safire, Malawi-Founder of Al Ghazali Institute]

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
All praise to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. And salutations and greetings upon our master Muhammad and upon his family and companions.
I intend to study and teach, take and give a reminder, take and give benefit, take and give advantage, to encourage the holding fast to the book of Allah and the way of his messenger, and calling to guidance and directing towards good hoping for the countenance of Allah and His pleasure, proximity and reward, transcendent is He.
Rahma of Allah…mercy of Allah (Exalted is He) is perfuse and celestial!
It is earthly causes that bring about the mercy of Allah (Exalted is He), such as gatherings of remembrance, Quran recitation, remembrance of The Prophet (upon him be peace), general remembrance, having presence of state of heart and mind and so forth.
Those who enter gatherings will have a special type of mercy envelop them due to their special type of remembrance.
Different types of remembrance will receive a special type of mercy, it is said ‘they are a people where their companions with them will not be evil’ Meaning those who sit with
them in remembrance.
That which descends by the remembrance of Prophet (upon him be peace) is different from that other than that.
Mercy descends on the soul and the body. The nature of mercy is dependent on the nature of the soul it descends on.
The gifts of Allah (Exalted is He) are not barred from anybody, Allah (Exalted is He) gives to all.
The gifts take residence in the hearts of men; they are related to the nature of the souls and
hearts of the receiver.
The gifts Allah gives are related to the Messenger (upon him be peace); remembrance of him on this night and during the day.
All of us have a portion on Friday that Allah (Exalted is He) gives to us, especially on the night of Friday.
On Friday night the sustenance of the Prophet (upon him be peace) flows profusely.
*Oh Allah make our portion profuse from the rahma of the Prophet and from his compassion, may Allah increase us in desire, love and connection of the Prophet.*Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
Gatherings of knowledge are articulations that stem from our soul to the Messenger (upon him be peace). A direct connection.
He is alive in the grave, the intimidate realm and we speak unto him in that realm with the
tongues of our mouth and the tongues of our soul.
This night whoever practices 5 sunnah acts, Allah (Exalted is He) will give them a special type of His bounty, variant gifts will Allah (Exalted is He) but special on this night (sorry I only took down the first two):
1. Surah Kahf (reciting it)
2. Making the intention for Jummah, and the one who makes this intention and performs ghusl not to only cleanse his body but also to cleanse him eternally is a sunnah. Humans are earthly and the soul, the soul is not buried or nourished by earth, the soul is
nourished and washed when the physical is washed and nourished but only by sincere intention. The soul is nourished through remembrance, though the Book of Allah and fragranced inwardly and illuminated like it on the outward. At death when the believers’ soul ascends, a light emanates unlike the death of the disbeliever. The souls are nourished in remembrance of the Prophet (upon him be peace), it inclines to him with increased knowledge of him. Souls have become heedless due to becoming imprisoned in bodies, souls that know him are proximate to him. The Qasaid remind the soul of its original love of Allah (Exalted is He) and His Messenger (upon him peace), but in the dunya (the world) obstacles have come in its way, fleeting objects that have
distracted its love away from Allah (Exalted is He) and the Prophet (upon him be peace). The love of righteous deeds, righteous believers, and love of the Messenger (upon him be peace) is a sign of Allah’s love for his servant. A person will love a believer, someone who is close to Allah and on His path until the veils will be removed to uncover that his love wasn’t solely for the man of God but rather it was love for Allah (Exalted is He) and His Messenger (upon him be peace).
‘Oh Allah! Allow us to love you, allow us to love those who love you and allow
us to love that which facilitate your love.’Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
If the Prophet (upon him be peace) had not taught us how to make this supplication then the door to the love of Allah (Exalted is He) would have been
firmly shut, through this great dua the Prophet (upon him be peace) has given us permission to go unto Allah (Exalted is He) requesting His love, the Prophet (upon him be peace) didn’t say, ‘say this dua once, twice or 100 times’ but say it continuously, the more we beseech Allah (Exalted is He) with this, the more proximate the reality becomes, ‘Our Lord listens and gives, His store houses are full, it never declines but increases.’The first degree is for someone to have a desire for this and seek it from Allah (Exalted is He), the beautiful thing is that Allah (Exalted is He) has placed these gifts in His store house and He (Exalted is He) has given the key to these store houses and placed them in the hands of every single Muslim. These keys are not made out of gold or silver but they are duas placed in our hands.
We ask Allah (Exalted is He) for every good that His knowledge has encompassed and we seek refuge with Allah (Exalted is He) from every evil His knowledge has encompassed. May Allah (Exalted is He) construct us with wellbeing and obedience, may He (Exalted is He) clothe the hearts with love of Him and His Messenger, may He (Exalted is He) clothe our souls with gnosis and our secrets with endeavor such that we worship Allah (Exalted is He) as we see Him, may we live eternally with the light of al Mustafa and with felicity in this life until the day we meet Him and our Beloved (upon him be peace) and those from the Muslims who say la ilaha illallah.
Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
(Taken from Habib Kadhim’s reminder on the Trodden Path Retreat 1432/2011 on the blessings of the night of Friday)

– Abdullah bin ahmed(son of Imam Ahmed) says :
“.. I saw my father holding a strand of the Prophet’s hair (peace be upon him), and he placed it on his mouth kissing it, and I know, I saw him placing it on his head or his eye. Then he dipped it in water and drank it, seeking cure from it. I saw him taking a bowl of the Prophet(peace be upon him) which Abu Ya’qub ibn Isma’il ibn Sulayman ibn Ja’far sent to him. He washed it in a cistern of water, and then drank from it…” (1)
– While narrating ,how he was flogged ,Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal says :
“…So I was dragged off and my outer garment was removed. I had a hair from the hair of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the sleeve of my shirt,so Ishaaq ibn Ibraaheem turned to me and said, ‘What is this small pouch?’ I said, ‘A hair from the hair of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him),‘ some of them rushed to tear the shirt away from me, (but) al-Mu’tasim said, ‘Do not tear it.’ So it was taken off and I think that the shirt was not ripped off because of the hair….” (2)
– Hanbal narrated that, “One of the sons of al-Fadl ibn ar-Rabee’ gave three hairs to Abu Abdullah(Ahmed bin Hanbal) whilst he was in prison, and said, ‘These are from the hairs of the Prophet (peace be upon him).’ So Abu Abdullah(Imam Ahmed) instructed at the point of death that a hair should be placed upon each of his eyes, and one upon his tongue. So that was done when he died.” (3)
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~ Imam Bukhari’s love for and Tabarruk from Prophet’s Hair ~
” Imam Bukhari had the hair of Prophet(peace be upon him) with him , which he had kept in his clothes . ”
[ Muqaddimah Fath ul Bari , 1/505 ]