Hiraqal Then Asked, Does He صلى الله عليه وسلم) i.e. The One Who Claims To
Be A Nabi) Break His صلى الله عليه وسلم Promises Or Betray His صلى الله عليه وسلم Word?
Abu Sufyan replied, No! At this juncture, Abu Sufyan was lost for
words and did not know what to do, so he said, We have a peace
agreement and a truce with Him صلى الله عليه وسلم but we are not sure if He صلى الله عليه وسلم will
honour the truce. Abu Sufyan says, With the exception of this, I
could not think of anything else to say against Him صلى الله عليه وسلم .In other
words, this is the only thing I could say which would create a doubt
in the mind of Hiraqal regarding Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم ,and he said this so
that Hiraqal may think that it is possible that He صلى الله عليه وسلم may go against
His صلى الله عليه وسلم word, but it is clear that Hiraqal was well-informed about the
condition of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم ,and he knew that this was the Nabi
Aakhir uz Zamaan صلى الله عليه وسلم) i.e. The Final Rasool).
9. Hiraqal Then Asked, Have You Ever Fought A War With Him صلى الله عليه وسلم
And What Is The Result Of Those Battles Which You Fought?
Abu Sufyan replied, Yes! We have. The condition of the battles
between Him صلى الله عليه وسلم and us, is like a pale. In other words, at times when
we pull the pale, we get some water and at time when He صلى الله عليه وسلم pulls
the pale, He صلى الله عليه وسلم gets some water. In other words, Abu Sufyan
compared their battles to drawing pales of water, meaning that at
times He صلى الله عليه وسلم is victorious and at times we are victorious.
10. He Then Asked, What Does He صلى الله عليه وسلم Command You To Do? In
Other Words, What Are The Commandments Of The Deen Which
He صلى الله عليه وسلم Brought.
Abu Sufyan replied, He commands us to worship only one Allah
without associating partners with Him, and to not worship idols. In
other words, His صلى الله عليه وسلم first teaching is Laa Ilaaha il’l-Allah. In other
words, there is none worthy of worship except Allah. He further
commands us to abandon that which our forefathers have said.
In other words, He صلى الله عليه وسلم commands us to abandon ‘shirk’ (i.e.
polytheism). He further commands us to establish Salaah and to be
truthful and to be pious and to remain pure. In other words, He صلى الله عليه وسلم
commands us to keep away from adultery and all those things which
lead to adultery and immodesty, etc. And He صلى الله عليه وسلم commands us to
keep good ties with our relatives, and not to sever family ties.
Hiraqal then asked his translator to say the following to Abu Sufyan,
I Asked You About His صلى الله عليه وسلم Nobility And Ancestry And You Said
That He صلى الله عليه وسلم Comes From A Noble Family, So It Is In Fact This,
Which Is The Splendour Of A Rasool, For All The Rasools Who
Have Come, Are From Amongst The Most Honourable And Noble
Families, Holding The Greatest Ancestry.
Huzoor Sayyidi Taajush Shariah � �ا� ر says that, Here Hiraqal was
saying that it has been proven from your very own answer, and the
same has also been mentioned in the past Books.
In other words, it was being said that, the One who will appear in
Makkah will be from the exalted Quraish tribe, which was regarded
as the most exalted tribe even before His صلى الله عليه وسلم arrival, but His صلى الله عليه وسلم
arrival gave greater splendour and excellence to the Quraish, and He
صلى الله عليه وسلم was from the most noble of all the branches amongst the Quraish,
which was the Banu Haashim.
This is why Huzoor صلى الله عليه وسلم said that, Almighty Allah continued to
transfer Me, and when two shoots or branches emerged (from any
tribe or family), I was transferred into the most noble one from
amongst them, until Almighty Allah transferred Me through the best
and the purest of bodies, until such time that Almighty Allah
brought Me forth from both my parents, for they never committed
He صلى الله عليه وسلمsaid,ق
ز ا��� ب ��ب��
In other words, Almighty Allah always transferred Me through pure
spines and wombs until He brought Me forth from My parents
Hazrat Abdullah and Hazrat Aamina � �ا� ر .
It must be noted that Huzoor صلى الله عليه وسلم mentioning the pure and blessed
bodies through which He صلى الله عليه وسلم was transferred, is proof that the
Beloved Rasool صلى الله عليه وسلم who came to destroy shirk (i.e. polytheism), was
granted such a blessed setting from the Court of Almighty Allah, that
Almighty Allah pre-arranged those pure spines and those pure
wombs for Him صلى الله عليه وسلم to be transferred into, which were never tainted
by shirk (i.e. polytheism), for all the forefathers of Rasool e Paak صلى الله عليه وسلم
were Muwah’hid. In other words, right from Hazrat Adam م�����
� all the
way up to Hazrat Abdullah � �ا� ر and Hazrat Aamina � �ا� ر ,there is
none from amongst them who was a kaafir (unbeliever). This is the
Exalted Status and Eminence of Huzoor Sarwar e Aalam صلى الله عليه وسلم.
This is why when announcing the Meelad of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم ,
Almighty said in the Holy Qur’an,
ْ ٌل ـّـِ م ْن ا
ْ ـَل ـَق ْد ـَ
Undoubtedly Came To You, A Rasool From Within You.
[Surah At Tauba (9), Verse 128]
In other words, I swear by My Divine Majesty, and My Divine
Honour, that came to you a Rasool who is from amongst you.
In another Qira’at instead of,
ْ ـّـِم ْن ا
It is recited as,
ـُ ـَس ْم ـّـِم ْن ا
In other words, came towards you a Rasool whose lineage (i.e.
ancestry) is the most Exalted.
This is why Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
خ ا �
Due to My father (i.e. due to My pure lineage), I am the most exalted
over all of you, and My father is more exalted than all of your
fathers, and My grandfather is the most exalted amongst all of your
Huzoor Sayyidi Taajush Shariah � �ا� ر now continues explaining
the Hadith e Hiraqal.
Hiraqal Said, I Asked You, If Anyone Else From Amongst Your
Nation Or Your Tribe Made A Similar Claim To What Muhammad
صلى الله عليه وسلم Is Claiming, And You Answered In The Negative. If You Had
Answered In The Positive, Then I Would Have Said That He صلى الله عليه وسلم Is
Saying That Which His صلى الله عليه وسلم Forefathers Have Said. In Other Words,
He صلى الله عليه وسلم Is Emulating His صلى الله عليه وسلم Forefathers.
Huzoor Sayyidi Taajush Shariah � �ا� ر says, This too is proof of the
Nubuw’wat of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم .
Hiraqal then said, I Then Asked You If Any Of His صلى الله عليه وسلم Ancestors
Was A King And You Replied In The Negative. If You Had Replied
In The Affirmative, Then I Would Have Said That He صلى الله عليه وسلم Is Making
This Claim So That He صلى الله عليه وسلم Can Claim The Kingdom And The
Royalty Of His صلى الله عليه وسلم Forefathers, So That He صلى الله عليه وسلم Can Claim His صلى الله عليه وسلم
Hiraqal said, I Then Asked You, Did You Used To Blame Him صلى الله عليه وسلم For
Any Lies In The Past, And You Replied In The Negative, So I
Thought That How Is It Possible For A Person Who Has Never
Been Accused Of Lies, And Who Is Always Honest Amongst The
People, To Lie About Almighty Allah.
Hiraqal said, I Then Asked You, If The Nobles And The Wealthy
Are His صلى الله عليه وسلم Followers Or The Commoners, And You Said That The
Commoners And The Weak Ones Are His صلى الله عليه وسلم Followers, So In
Reality, This Has Always Been The Situation Of The Ambia e
�. In Other Words, Their Initial Followers Were The
Poor And The Commoners.
Hiraqal further said, I Then Asked You If His صلى الله عليه وسلم Followers Are
Increasing In Number Or Decreasing, And You Said That They Are
Increasing, And This Is The Excellence Of Imaan. (In Other Words)
When People Adopt It Then They Start To Increase Until Such
Time That It Reaches Its Completion.
Hiraqal further said, I Further Asked You, If Anyone Who Accepts
His صلى الله عليه وسلم Deen, Becomes Displeased After Accepting It And Then
Becomes An Apostate And Leaves His صلى الله عليه وسلم Deen, And You Replied
In The Negative, So Indeed, This Is The True Sign Of Imaan And
The True Sign Of The True Religion.
Weeping In Spiritual Ecstasy As He Explains This Part Of The
Hadith, Huzoor Sayyidi Taajush Shariah � �ا� ر Says, When the
true pleasure of Imaan enters the hearts and becomes absorbed
therein, then such person sacrifices his health, his life, his parents,
Hazrat Hassan ibn Thaabit � �ا� ر says,
اء � ُ ِِ�ر
In other words, O kuffar e Makkah! My father, my mother and
everything else is sacrificed for the honour of Muhammadur
Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم against you.
It must be understood that when the pleasure of Imaan becomes
embedded in the heart of a person, then everything means nothing
to him, and he divorces himself from everyone and everything, and
he is willing to sacrifice everything else, but he is not willing to
surrender or abandon his Imaan.
This is why Aala Hazrat � �ا� ر says,
Karooñ Tere Naam Pe Jaañ Fida
Na Bas Ek Jaañ Do Jahaañ Fida
Upon Your Sacred Name May My Life Be Sacrificed
Not Just One Life, But May Both Worlds Be Sacrificed
Do Jahaañ Se Bhi Nahiñ Ji Bhara
Karooñ Kya Karoroñ Jahaañ Nahiñ
My Heart Was Still Not Content After Sacrificing Both Worlds
What More Can I Do, There Are Not Billions Of World
Hiraqal then said, I Asked You If He صلى الله عليه وسلم Has Ever Betrayed Anyone
Or Gone Against His Word, And You Replied In The Negative.
Such Is The Greatness Of The Rasools That They Never Go
Against Their Word Or Break Their Promises.
Huzoor Sayyidi Taajush Shariah � �ا� ر then says, After carefully
examining this conversation it seems as if in that era, Hiraqal was
presenting the illustration of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم ,so that the believers
can see it even today.
In other words, A Nabi is He who is pure and Masoom from sinning,
lying, betraying, breaking promises and from every other weakness
and shortcomings, and He صلى الله عليه وسلم is such that no other human is like
.صلى الله عليه وسلم Him
Hiraqal then said, I Then Asked You About What He صلى الله عليه وسلم Commands
You, And You Said That He صلى الله عليه وسلم Commands You To Worship One
Allah Alone, And Not To Ascribe Partners With Him, And Not To
Worship Idols, And To Remain Truthful And Pure And Pious, And
He صلى الله عليه وسلم Commands You To Be Kind To Your Relatives.
Hiraqal further said, If All Which You Have Said Upto Now Is
Correct And The Truth Then Indeed He Is A Nabi.
It must now be noted that Hiraqal is giving information regarding
that which is from the Uloom e Khams, because it is from the Uloom
e Khams that,
ْ ـِس ـُب غـَ ـًدا
س ـّـَ م ـَ اذـَا تك
ـَ ـَم ـَا ت ْد ْرـِي ـَ �ْف ٌ
In other words, No soul knows what it will earn in the future (i.e.
What he will do in the future) and yet here Hiraqal is saying, that
soon He صلى الله عليه وسلم will be the Master of this piece of ground which is under
my feet and His صلى الله عليه وسلم Empire (and Deen) will reach here. So this
information is in fact from the Uloom e Khams.
Hiraqal then said, I Knew That Final Nabi (Nabi e Aakhir uz
Zamaan) Would Appear Soon But I Did Not Know That He صلى الله عليه وسلم
Would Be From Amongst You.