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Bahlool And Graveyards

June 23rd, 2017, posted in ChARACtERs, MESSAGEs, POEPLes, STORiES, Sufism
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Bahlool liked to visit the graveyards. “People here are good friends“, he used to say, “They do not backbite.

Once, he sat in a corner of a graveyard and with a long heavy stick started probing some of the old skulls which lay scattered about. Abbasid Caliph Haroon Al-Rashid passed by, and saw him said: O Bahlool, what are you doing?

Oh nothing very important, said Bahlool. I am just trying to find out whether the skulls belong to Caliphs or paupers. They are all the same.
And what is the stick for, Abbasid Caliph Haroon Al-Rashid asked.

Well, I am measuring the earth, Bahlool replied.

Measuring the earth? What are your findings? Abbasid Caliph Haroon Al-Rashid joked !!

It is equal and the same, O Caliph !! Bahlool retorted. Three arm lengths for me, in spite of my poverty and three arm lengths for you, in spite your pomp and wealth.

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Bohlool Sits On Abbasid Caliph Haroon Al-Rashids Throne

June 2nd, 2017, posted in ChARACtERs, MESSAGEs, POEPLes, STORiES, Sufism
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One day Bohlool arrived at Abbasid Caliph Haroon Al-Rashid‘s palace and saw that the throne was empty. There was no one to stop him, so he unhesitatingly and fearlessly went and sat in Abbasid Caliph Haroon Al-Rashid‘s place. When the court slaves saw this, they immediately started whipping him and took him off the throne. Bohlool started crying.

Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid came and saw this; he asked those nearby why Bohlool was crying. A slave told him the whole story. Abbasid Caliph Haroon Al-Rashid scolded them and tried to cheer Bohlool up.

Bohlool said he was not crying at his condition, but at Haroon Al-Rashid’s condition. “I sat on the seat of Caliphate wrongfully for a few seconds and received such a beating and endured such misfortune; but you have been sitting on this throne all your life !! What troubles you must receive, yet you still don’t fear the consequence.

 

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Allah Tak Kese Pohnchay – Hazrat Behlol Ka Eik Waqia

May 26th, 2017, posted in ChARACtERs, MESSAGEs, POEPLes, STORiES, Sufism
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Bohlool And the Khalifa’s Food

May 12th, 2017, posted in ChARACtERs, MESSAGEs, POEPLes, STORiES, Sufism
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It is said that Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid sent some food to Bohlool, in the hope of drawing him towards himself with this benevolent act.

His servant brought the food to Bohlool, put it in front of him, and said, “This is the Khalifa’s special food, he has sent it to you to eat.Behlol Dana, book, Imam Jafar Sadiq, Imam Musa Kadhim, islam, judge, judge and scholar, muslim, muslims, scholar, Sufi, video, Wahab bin Amr

Bohlool placed the food in front of the dog that was sitting in the ruins of the place. The servant screamed, “Why did you give the Khalifa’s food to the dog !!

Bohlool said, “Be quiet !! If the dog hears that the Khalifa sent this food, it won’t eat it either.

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Behlol Dana

August 30th, 2013, posted in POEPLes, STORiES, Sufism
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Bohlool was born in Kufa and his real name is Wahab bin Amr, a student of sixth Imam, Imam Jafar Sadiq but also lived in the reign of seventh Imam, Imam Musa Kadhim , as his companion. Bahlool was a well known judge and scholar who came from a wealthy background. The Abbasid Caliph during the time of Bahlool was Harun Al-Rashid.

Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid had begun a crackdown against the followers of seventh Imam, Imam Musa Kadhim , who was at the time in prison. Wahab bin Amr and a few others met seventh Imam, Imam Musa Kadhim and sought advice. Seventh Imam, Imam Musa Kadhim replied with the simple Arabic letter ‘Jeem’. Each of these companions took their own interpretation of the letter: Jala-ul-watan (exile), Jabl (refuge in the mountains), and for Wahab bin Amr Junoon (insanity).
The next day Wahab bin Amr left his wealthy life, wearing rags and came into the streets. He was soon given the name Bahlool Al Majnoon by the people of Baghdad. By doing this, he was saved from Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid’s punishment. Now, without any fear of danger, and in amusing ways, Bohlool protected himself from tyrannies. Bohlool insulted the notorious Caliph and his courtiers just by talking. Nevertheless, people acknowledged his superior wisdom and excellence.

Before becoming insane, Bohlool lived a life of influence and power, but after obeying the Imam’s order, he turned his face away from the majesty and splendor of the world. In reality, he became crazy over Allah. He dressed in rags, preferred desolate places over Haroun’s palaces, lived on a bite of stale bread. He did not accept favors from or depend upon Haroun or those like him. Bohlool considered himself better than the Khalifa and his courtiers because of his way of life.

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Those with kingly temperaments deserve respect from
the chiefs of the kingdom.
This is a ragged king whose slaves are great and powerful
kings like Jamsheed and Khaqan.
Today he overlooked the goodness of this world, tomorrow
he will not even give importance to Paradise.
Don’t look scornfully at these beggars with no shoes on their feet!
They are dearer to wisdom than eyes which shed tears from
fear of Allah.
If Adam sold Paradise for two grains of wheat, then truly know
That these people will not buy it for even one grain.

Bohlool was sincerely devoted to Allah; he was an intelligent and virtuous scholar. He was the master of the mind and manners; he spoke with the best of answers ready on his lips; he protected his faith and the Shariah. Bohlool became insane at the Imam’s command for the love of Ahlul Bayt, and so he could enforce the rights of which they had been wronged.
Even today many of his stories are narrated in assemblies and teach the listeners valuable lessons.

Poverty and Pomp:

Behlool liked to visit the graveyards. “People here are good friends”, he used to say, “They do not backbite.”
Once, he sat in a corner of a graveyard and with a long heavy stick started probing some of the old skulls which lay scattered about. Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid passed by, and saw him said: O Behlool, what are you doing?

Oh nothing very important, said Behlool. I am just trying to find out whether the skulls belong to Caliphs or paupers. They are all the same.
And what is the stick for, Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid asked.
Well, I am measuring the earth, Behlool replied.
Measuring the earth? What are your findings? Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid joked!
It is equal and the same, O Caliph! Behlool retorted. Three arm lengths for me, in spite of my poverty and three arm lengths for you, in spite your pomp and wealth.

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