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Oceanic Dome

Oceanic Dome

No matter how lazy satan makes you feel, read this booklet completely. You will tremble with Divine fear, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

One who recited Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī loudly was forgiven
An elderly pious man dreamt of a person after his death and asked, ‘مَا فَعَلَ اللّٰهُ بِكَ How has Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ treated you?’ He said, ‘Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has forgiven me.’ The pious man asked, ‘What reason for?’ He replied, ‘I used to write Ḥadīš in the company of a Muḥaddiš. Once, he recited Ṣalāt upon the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. I [also] recited Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī loudly. When other attendees heard it, they too recited Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī. Therefore, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ forgave all of us by its blessings.’ (Al-Qaul-ul-Badī’, pp. 254)

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sent a revelation to Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام ordering him to go to the seashore and observe an act of His omnipotence. Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام went there along with his companions but did not notice anything. Therefore, he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام ordered a jinn to dive into the ocean and bring information from the inside. The jinn dived into the ocean. After he came out, he said, ‘I could not reach the seabed; nor could I see anything.’ He عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام gave the order to another more powerful jinn who dived twofold deeper than the first jinn but could not also dig up any information. Then he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام gave the order to his minister Āṣif Bin Barkhiyā رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه.

Very shortly, Āṣif Bin Barkhiyā رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه produced a grand camphoric, four-door, white coloured oceanic dome in the blessed court of Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام. One of its doors was made of pearls; the other was of rubies, the third was of diamonds and the fourth one was made of emeralds. Despite all of its four doors being open, there was not a single drop of water in the oceanic dome. Inside it was a handsome young man, dressed up in neat and clean clothes, busy offering Ṣalāĥ. After he completed his Ṣalāĥ, Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام said Salām to him and enquired about the secret of the oceanic dome. He humbly replied: O Prophet of Allah (عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام)! My father was disabled and my mother was visually-impaired [i.e. blind]. I served them for seventy years, اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ. My mother prayed for me at the time of her death, ‘O Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ)!Grant my son a long righteous and healthy life.’ My father prayed for me at the time of his death, ‘O Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ)! Enable my son to worship in such a place where satan cannot interfere.’

After the burial of my beloved father, I came to the seashore where I saw this oceanic dome and entered it. Meanwhile, an angel came and took this dome to the bottom of the ocean. On the enquiry of Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام, the young man said, ‘I came here in the blessed age of Sayyidunā Ibrāĥīm Khalīlullāĥ عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام.’ Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام realized that he had been living in the oceanic dome for two thousand years but he was still young. Not a single hair of his head had turned white.

Regarding his food, he said, ‘Every day a green bird brings something yellow in its beak. I eat it. It has the taste of all the bounties of the world. It satisfies my hunger and thirst. In addition, I remain safe from heat, cold, sleep, laziness, drowsiness, loneliness, fear and horrors, اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ’. Then, on the request of the young man and the order of Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام, Āṣif Bin Barkhiyā رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه picked the oceanic dome up and took it back to the seabed. Thereafter, Sayyidunā Sulaymān عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام said, ‘O people! May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ shower His mercy upon all of you! Did you notice how greatly the prayers of parents are answered! Refrain from disobeying your parents.’ (Rauḍ-ur-Riyāḥīn, pp. 233)May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake.

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Dear Islamic brothers! It has become obvious that serving parents is a great privilege. If they get pleased and pray for us, we will succeed. Listen to one more faith-refreshing parable and rejoice: