Sunday, 28 February 2021

Qasim Nanautawi Feeling the Heaviness of Revelation on His Heart

 بِسۡمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِیۡمِ

وصلى الله على من لا نبي بعده

Many Muslims mistakenly imagine that Wahi – divine revelation – has come to an absolute end after the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم

However, since Wahi is not a phenomenon that is exclusive to the Prophets of God, as is quite evident from the Quran which gives plenty of examples of non-Prophets receiving divine revelation, that is communication and inspiration from Allah جلّ جلاله

The Devbandis have gone even a step further in affirming the possibility and actuality of saints of this Ummah experiencing the same physiological effects of receiving Wahi upon their hearts as was experienced by the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم

It is narrated that once Qasim Nanautawi – the founder of the Devband school – felt as though the weight of a hundred tons of stones was weighing down upon his heart as a consequence of offering Tasbih (glorification of Allah). His spiritual mentor and pir, Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki (1817-1899), reassured him by saying:

یہ نبوت کا آپ کے قلب پر فیضان ہوتا ہے، اور یہ وہ ثقل ہے، جو حضور صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کو وحی کے وقت محسوس ہوتا تھا۔

تم سے حق تعالی کو وہ کام لینا ہے جو نبیوں سے لیا جاتا ہے

These are the emanations [faidan] of Prophesy on your heart. And this is that heaviness which the Prophet sall Allahu alaihi wasallam used to feel at the time of Revelation.

God shall take from you such a service as it taken from Prophets.

(Sawanih Qasimi; v.1, p.259):

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