Three Questions from The Roman King to The Scholars of Islam in Baghdad ?


Imam Azam Abu Hanifa Radi Allahu anhu
Imam-E-Aazam Abu Haneefa Radi Allahu anhu

Many years ago, during the time of the Tâbi’în (the generation of Muslims after the Sahâbah), Baghdâd was a great city of Islam. In fact, it was the capital of the Islamic Empire and, because of the great number of scholars who lived there, it was the center of Islamic knowledge.


One day, the ruler of Rome at the time sent an envoy to Baghdad with three challenges for the Muslims. When the messenger reached the city, he informed the khalîfah that he had three questions which he challenged the Muslims to answer.


The khalîfah gathered together all the scholars of the city and the Roman messenger climbed upon a high platform and said, “I have come with three questions. If you answer them, then I will leave with you a great amount of wealth which I have brought from the king of Rome.” As for the questions, they were: “What was there before Allâh?” “In which direction does Allâh face?” “What is Allâh engaged in at this moment?”


The great assembly of people were silent. (Can you think of answers to these questions?) In the midst of these brilliant scholars and students of Islam was a man looking on with his young son. “O my dear father! I will answer him and silence him!” said the youth. So the boy sought the permission of the khalîfah to give the answers and he was given the permission to do so.


The Roman addressed the young Muslim and repeated his first question, “What was there before Allâh?” Read the rest of this entry »

A CONVERSATION between Hazrat Mohammad(Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Salam) and a traveler.

A traveler once came to the mosque to see the Prophet Mohammad (Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Salam). After greeting the Prophet he was asked where he was from. The traveler replied that he came from very far just to get a few questions answered. Following is the dialogue between the traveler and the Prophet.

Traveler : I do not want aazab to be written in my account.
Prophet : Behave well with your parents

Traveler : I want to be known amongst people as an intelligent person.
Prophet : Fear Allah always.

Traveler : I want to be counted amongst Allah’s favorites.
Prophet : Recite Quran every morning and evening.

Traveler : I want my heart to always be enlightened. (Roshan and Munawer)
Prophet : Never forget death

Traveler : I never want to be away from Allah’s blessing.
Prophet : Always treat fellow creatures well.

Traveler : I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
Prophet : Always have faith in only Allah.

Traveler : I never want to be humiliated.
Prophet : Be careful of your actions.

Traveler : I wish to live long.
Prophet : Always do Sile Rahm. (Goodness towards blood relations)

Traveler : I want my sustenance to increase.
Prophet : Always be in Wudhoo.

Traveler : I wish to stay free of aazab in the grave.
Prophet : Always wear pure (Paak) clothes.

Traveler : I never want to burn in hell.
Prophet : Control your eyes and tongue.

Traveler : How do I get my sins forgiven.
Prophet : Always ask forgiveness from Allah with a lot of humility.

Traveler : I want people to respect me always.
Prophet : Never extend your hands of need at people.

Traveler : I want to always be honored.
Prophet : Never humiliate or put down anyone.

Traveler : I don’t want to be squeezed by fishare qabr.( squeezing in the grave)
Prophet : Recite sura e mulk often.

Traveler : I want my wealth to increase.
Prophet : Recite Sura E Waqia every night.

Traveler : I want to be safe and at peace on day of judgement.
Prophet : Do Zikr of Allah from dusk to night.

Traveler : I want to be in full attention and concentration during namaaz.
Prophet : Always do Wudhoo with concentration and attention.

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