Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}

Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}


Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}[ABO AMER OWAIS BIN AMER BIN HARB BIN MORAD BIN KARN BIN AL-MORADEE] (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) was born in a small village called karan, situated in yemen he was tall, thin and weak his complexion was wheatish and his eyes were blue his body was very hairy and he had a dense beard.

Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}led a very simple and lonely life, spending most of his time in worship and the remaining tending and caring for his aged mother who was blind. he was very obedient and never went against the wishes of his mother his clothing consisted of a pyjama and a blanket make from camels hair food was never important, he would go on for days eating only dates and fasting.

People considered stones mad, they teased and pelted stones at him when children stoned him, he would tell them to throw small stones at him so that he would be able to worship ALLAH despite the injuries he led a solitary life and was never worried about worldly affairs.

Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} clearly loved and followed the sunnats of PROPHET MOHAMMED (Peace And Blessings Of ALLAH Be Upon Him) his desire to meet the PROPHET MOHAMMED (Peace And Blessings Of ALLAH Be Upon Him) personally was never fulfilled because his mother needed constant care. Inspite of this fact Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}(May Allah Be Pleased With Him) loved PROPHET MOHAMMED (Peace And Blessings Of ALLAH Be Upon Him) more than all the SAHABAS.

On a instance it is said in Hadith that on hearing that PROPHET MOHAMMED (Peace And Blessings Of ALLAH Be Upon Him) had lost a tooth. Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}broke all his teeth a gesture which none of the SAHABAS showed.

Few people were aware of HAZRAT OAWIS AL-QARNEES (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) existance as he did not like fame once a man by the name of Rabi-Bint-A-Khatim waited patiently with the intention of meeting HAZRAT OAWIS AL-QARNEES (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) three days passed by, HAZRAT OAWIS AL-QARNEES (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) did not spare him a moment as he was totally engrossed in pray the man returned without meeting him.

Many times in the company of his followers, the Holy Prophet  stated, “I can smell the beauty of my friend from the land of Yemen.” This statement is in direct reference to the spiritual greatness of Hazrat Owais Qarni.

Hazrat Umar quotes Rasulallah{SAW}  as saying, “Oh, Umar! From Yemen a man will arrive whose name is Owais. He has signs of leprosy on his body, he cares for his old and frail mother. If for anything, he takes an oath in the name of Allah, Allah will fulfill his oath. If you can ask from him prayers for your own forgiveness, then you must do so.”

Hazrat Ibne Sa’d quotes Rasulallah{SAW}  as saying “In my Ummah, I have a friend whose name is Owais Qarni.”

Before the end of PROPHET MOHAMMED (Peace And Blessings Of ALLAH Be Upon Him) he sent his Salaam and request to Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} asking him to plead to ALLAH almighty for mercy and forgiveness of all mankind HAZRAT UMER FAROOQ (May Allah Be Pleased With Him), HAZRAT ALI (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) and HAZRAT BILAL (May Allah Be Pleased With Him)inquired a lot about Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}[ during hajj. With the help of the description given to them by PROPHET MOHAMMED (Peace And Blessings Of ALLAH Be Upon Him) they found Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} in a jungle in yemen. they greeted him and presented the Kurta PROPHET MOHAMMED (Peace And Blessings Of ALLAH Be Upon Him) had sent for him.

Taking the kurta Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} went away deep into the jungle to ask ALLAH to spare mankind of his sins. his head bent in pray, Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} did not rise, HAZRAT UMER FAROOQ (May Allah Be Pleased With Him)disturbed his prayer otherwise it is said that Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}would have made ALLAH forgive mankind of each and every sin.

Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} invited HAZRAT UMER FAROOQ (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) the next day for fajr namaz he asked him to get along with him the king and his noblemen on reaching the mosque on friday fajar. the king, his noblemen, HAZRAT UMER FAROOQ (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) saw Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} wearing rich and fine clothes, sitting on a throne it is said that the clothes, finery and throne were brought down by angels from heaven. this was a small Miracle of the lost capabilities of Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a}.

Towards the end of his life he lived in a cave and worshipped ALLAH day and night he joined the army and fought the “Jung-a-Safin” he died a martyr, fight Islam or is mujahedeen did not have to dig a grave for Hazrat Owais Qarani{r.a} as it was already present. the burial clothes “Kafan” did not look like they belonged to the world.