The Blessed Parents of Shaiekh Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani -[Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] ..True Event to Ponder Upon!


Eating of the Apple on the River bank & the Guilt...True Event to Ponder upon!

Hazrat Abu Saaleh the Great Noble Parents of the Great Saint

رحمة الله عليه

Baghdad, Gilan

In Persia, in a place called Naif in the district of Jilan/ Gilan, South of the Caspian Sea, there lived a pious and God-fearing man. His name was Hazrat Abu Saaleh Musa Jangi Dost رحمة الله عليه . He used to spend most of his time in the contemplation and love of Allaah Almighty.

Once he was sitting on the bank of a river in deep contemplation, when upon opening his eyes, he saw an apple floating down the river. He reached out and picked the apple up as it neared him and ate it. Abu Saaleh رحمة الله عليه had been fasting and had not eaten for almost three days. Soon after, his conscience questioned him whether the apple eaten by him was lawful. He got up and walked along the riverbank to see where the apple may have come from; from which garden the apple had fallen into the river. Abu Saaleh رحمة الله عليه intended to pay the owner the cost of the apple, since he had eaten it, without his permission.

After walking along the riverbank, he reached a large tree which was hanging over the river. He was convinced that the apple eaten by him had fallen from that tree. Upon inquiry he learnt that the garden belonged to a Abdul Laah Sawma'i رحمة الله عليه. Hazrat Abu Saaleh approached him and begged his pardon for eating the apple without his prior permission. Such a humble approach made Abdul Laah Sawma'i رحمة الله عليه to perceive that Hazrat Abu Saaleh was a pious and noble man. He, therefore, asked Abu Saaleh رحمة الله عليه to pay him the price of the apple before his request for pardon was considered. The price was to serve under him as long as he desired.

Hazrat Abu Saaleh Abu Saaleh رحمة الله عليه agreed to serve Abdul Laah Sawma'i for as long a period as his service was considered necessary. So he spent some time maintaining his garden.
After a few years’ service of tending farm and gardens, Hazrat Abu Saaleh
رحمة الله عليه asked the owner of the garden to grant him pardon and release him. Abdul Laah Sawma'i, before pardoning and allowing him to leave, asked Abu Saaleh to agree to marry his daughter who, he was told, was blind, deaf, and who was crippled at the hands and feet. After marriage he was also told to stay with them until a child was born. These were the qualifying conditions of his release. In order to obtain his pardon, Hazrat Abu Saaleh رحمة الله عليه agreed to the proposal, and the marriage was accordingly fixed up.

When he entered the chamber of the bride, he saw instead a Beautiful and healthy lady. He immediately turned his eyes away from her assuming that he had entered a wrong chamber because the lady before him did not tally with the description given to him earlier.


By his kashf [clairvoyance] Abdul Laah Sawma'i understood the predicament of Hazrat Abu Saaleh about his bride. He called him and explained to him that

‘’O Prince, this is your wife and whatever I had said about her is true. She is blind in that she has never lifted her eyes towards a non-Mahram [non-marriageable relative]. She is deaf

in that she has never heard anything against the Shariah. She is handicapped in the hand in

that she has never touched anything against the Shariah with them, and she is handicapped in the legs in that she has never stepped out of the house against the Shariah.’’  

Such a personality of his new wife enlightened Hazrat Abu Saaleh with a new light. The name of his wife was Saiyyidah Umul Khaier Faatimah. They are the Blessed Noble Parents of Shaiekh Abdul Qaadir al-Jilaani
رحمة الله عليه

She was the pious daughter of Hazrat as-Sayyad Shaiekh Abdul laah Sawma'i al-Husaieni az-Zaahid رحمة الله عليه, who himself was great Soofie and Saint of his time and a direct descendent of Hazrat Imaam Husaien رحمة الله عليه.

And it was from their home that Allaah Almighty gave the blessing of Wilayat [Sainthood]

and Mujadidiyyah [Reformership]

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