Zikr-e-Habib: A beloved remembered – Part 8


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Qadian old

Lala Bhim Sen offers to help

Lala Bhim Sen, a lawyer by profession, was an old friend of the Promised Messiahas. Once, when the Promised Messiahas visited Sialkot, Huzooras went to his house to meet him. I [Mufti Muhammad Sadiq Sahibra] was also accompanying Huzooras. During the court case of Maulvi Karam Din, Lala Bhim Sen owing to his friendship and goodwill, wrote to the Promised Messiahas that, “My son has returned from abroad after becoming a barrister and I wish to send him to pursue your case.” The Promised Messiahas thanked him and politely declined his offer. Mentioning this incident in an assembly, the Promised Messiahas said, “I am concerned that seeking help from this barrister may lead to the same outcome for us as it happened in the case of Prophet Josephas when he sought help from his fellow prisoner for his release and resultantly his release was delayed by two years.”

Consultation in construction work

Throughout the life of the Promised Messiahas, some construction work was always being carried out on his residence for certain expansions. Its supervision was entrusted to Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawab Sahibra. On one occasion, Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawab Sahibra was going to install a small gate at the entrance of a place. The Promised Messiahas instructed him to install a relatively large gate there. Hazrat Mir Nasir Nawab Sahibra submitted that, according to the building conventions, there should be a small gate. The Promised Messiahas said, “Let the conventions be, and follow my instructions.” Consequently, a large gate was installed there.

[“The Promised Messiahas was vouchsafed this revelation at different times. The Promised Messiahas says that initially, when God Almighty granted him the revelation of:

وَسِّعْ‭ ‬مَكَانَكَ

‘Enlarge your abode’, only two or three people would come to meet him and sit in his gatherings, nor did many people know of him. (Siraj-e-Munir, Ruhani Khazain, Vol. 12, p. 73)

Subsequently, the Promised Messiahas received many other revelations and alongside them, the revelation of:

وَسِّعْ‭ ‬مَكَانَكَ

“Enlarge your abode” was revealed to him on several occasions. In the other revelations, God Almighty promised to grant him various blessings. When God Almighty instructs His prophets by way of revelation to carry out a certain task, it means that God Almighty would assist them with Divine succour and support. Moreover, God would provide the means to fulfil the task; and this is something we have witnessed for ourselves.

The history of the Jamaat is proof of how God Almighty fulfilled this prophecy with full grandeur and glory, and how He continues to fulfil the prophecy to this day. At different times, God Almighty has shown us – humble servants of the Promised Messiahas – just how this prophecy continues to be fulfilled. Every revelation vouchsafed to the Promised Messiahas or any command by God Almighty or any tidings bestowed to him in the form of revelation is in fact the spread of the religion of the Holy Prophetsa, i.e. it is glad tidings regarding the spread and progress of Islam through the Promised Messiahas.

After the demise of the Promised Messiahas, there were tidings that the message of the Holy Prophetsa was to continue through the institution of Khilafat. Therefore, every progress or any advancement that we witness is, in reality, part of the wider scheme which God Almighty has ordained for the spread of Islam throughout the world.” (Al Hakam, 10 May 2019, Issue 60, pp. 15-16)]

Dispute avoidance

When Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan Sahibra migrated to Qadian, he intended to build a house on top of that area of dhaab [a pond of stagnant water], which is on the south side of the old bridge and where the houses of Qari Muhammad Yasin Sahib, Maulvi Qutbuddin Sahib and Mian Ahmad Noor Afghan Sahib, etc., are now located. However, when he prepared a layout of the proposed house and marked its boundary, it came to Nawab Sahib’s knowledge that he had also included a part of that land in his plan, which was on the western side of the area that had been earthfilled and prepared on the instructions of Hazrat Ummul Momineen [Amma Janra]. (This incident happened around the time when Nawab Sahib’s wife, who came with him from Malerkotla, was alive). Hazrat Ummul Momineenra did not like that intrusion and expressed her displeasure to the Promised Messiahas. Huzooras wrote to Nawab Sahib about this matter. Thereupon, Nawab Sahib gave up his intention to build a house on that land, considering that it could not be a blessed place as there had been a dispute over it from the very beginning. After some time, certain companionsra of the Promised Messiahas built their houses in that place. Nawab Sahib bought a piece of land near Talim-ul-Islam High School and built a house on it. As a result of building a strong relationship with the Promised Messiahas, Hazrat Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan Sahibra enjoyed a lot of blessings from God Almighty.

Grey hair

The Promised Messiahas used to say, “My hair started turning grey at the age of thirty and then they all turned white in a short span of time.”

(Translated by Al Hakam from the original Urdu, published in Zikr-e-Habib, pp. 29-31)

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