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NewsLetter Register
    • VISIT TO THE GRAVEYARD
    • Once people saw Bahlool sitting between graves at a graveyard. They joked with him saying: Oh Bahlool! You are still alive, why do you have to remain seated here between the dead? I prefer to sit with such people because ...
    • The Faithful Men and Women
    • But the faithful, men and women, are comrades of one another: they bid what is right and forbid what is wrong and maintain ...
    • Shoes Not Book Of Philosophy
    • It was a day of Idd and Bahlool went to a mosque for prayers. There was multitude of people and the place was getting congested. When he arrived at the door, there were ...
    • Refund of Loan on Reappearance of Imam
    • Someone decided to tease Bahlool on the belief of the concealed 12th Imam and his reappearance one day to establish a rule of equity and justice throughout the world. In a sitting where Bahlool was also present, he said this to him: ...
    • ON BIRTH OF A BABY GIRL
    • Ishaq bin Muhammad bin Sabah was one of the prominent leaders in Kufa. His wife once gave birth to baby girl. For this reason, he had become exceedingly sad and refrained from ...
    • Inquiry on Bahlool’s Welfare
    • Haroon once inquired from Bahlool about his welfare and how he was keeping. In reply he said:So long as I do not take over upon myself the responsibility of governing and matters pertaining to the Muslim Ummah, I shall remain alright But ...
    • Haroon’s Charitable Offer
    • One day Haroon gave an amount of money to Bahlool with suggestion to distribute among the poor and the needy. Bahlool took away the money and after thinking for a while returned the money to the Caliph. Haroon asked him for ...
    • Haroon Seeks Advice
    • Bahlool had for a year left Baghdad and settled in Kufa. Thereafter he returned to Baghdad and when met by Haroon, he asked him: O Bahlool! Where have you been, I have been deeply keen of meeting you? In reply, Bahlool said: ...
    • GODS BEST BLESSING
    • Haroon once asked Bahlool: What is the best blessing from Allah? Bahlool replied: The supreme blessing from Allah can be nothing else but ...
    • Encounter with Haroon on Hajtrip
    • Haroon once departed from Baghdad on his way for Haj in Mecca. When he arrived at Kufa, the people of that place in large number came forward to greet him. Haroon was seated in a grand and ...
    • DISCUSSION ON LIFE HEREAFTER
    • Haroon once asked Bahlool whether he knew where his place was after death in accordance with this Qur’anic verse: Most surely the righteous are in bliss, and most surely the wicked are in burning fire, (82:13-14) and what is ...
    • DESCRIPTION OF THE VIRTUES OF ALI
    • One day Bahlool went to visit Haroon who was in a relaxed and good mood. He asked Bahlool this: Was Ali (A.S) of higher status and more elevated than Abbas the uncle of the Prophet or was Abbas higher than Ali (A.S)? Bahlool replied: ...
    • Bahlool in Basrah
    • Bahlool once happened to go to Basrah. Not being acquainted with anyone there, he was obliged to rent a room for some days. But it was so old and in bad condition that ...
    • BAHLOOL AND A TOURIST
    • A tourist happened to come to Baghdad and by chance he also had an opportunity of being present in the court of Haroon. He put forward several questions on different topics but ...
    • ADVICE TO ABDULLA MUBARAK
    • Abdulla Mubarak once approached Bahlool with a request to show him a way of salvation and purification from sins. Bahlool replied that what could be expected from him when he was ...
    • A Joke with Bahlool
    • Once Bahlool was sitting in the court of Haroon. In order to create some fun, one of the vazirs of the Caliph said this to him: ...
    • A Mosque Slab
    • It is related that Fazl bin Rabee built a mosque in Baghdad. At the time of placing a plaque on the door, he was asked what should be written on it and he expressed his desire that his name as the donor of the mosque was to appear. By chance ...
    • Zakat, a Bridge of Islam
    • It has been narrated from the Noble Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family), that he said: “Zakat is the bridge of Islam; so whoever ...
    • The Parable of Prayers
    • Imam Baqir (A.S) has said: “The prayer is the pillar of religion and its parable is that of the ...
    • Argument with Abuhanifa
    • Abu Hanifa was once giving lessons to his disciples and disclosed to them his disagreement on three things which Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) had been teaching. Firstly: Satan would go to hell. How could this happen when ...
    • The Importance of Zakat
    • It has been narrated from Abi {Abdullah (Imam) Sadiq (A.S), that he said: “Allah has not imposed anything more serious than ...
    • The Drunkard Caliph
    • Bahlool once arrived at Haroon’s palace to find him drinking wine. Haroon wanted to cover up his vice hence he put this question to him: Is it haram if one were to eat grapes? Certainly not. Replied Bahlool. How is it if one were to drink ...
    • Looking at Parents
    • The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) said: “Every righteous child who casts a look of mercy and affection upon his parents shall be granted, for every look of his, rewards equivalent to ...
    • Haroon’s Anger on Bahlool
    • Haroon had employed some special secret officers to investigate and report on the actual faith and belief of Bahlool. The information passed to the Caliph was that Bahlool was ...
    • Debate with a Jurist
    • A Faqih (jurist) happened to come to Baghdad from Khorasan and Haroon Rashid invited him to his court. When he arrived, Haroon accorded him every honour and made him sit next to him. By chance Bahlool also appeared in the court and Haroon also ...
    • Bahlool Outstanding Wisdom
    • A trader accompanied by his slave was travelling in a boat to Basra. By chance Bahlool happened to travel in the same boat. The slave got perturbed with the storm in the river water and started panicking and crying. Bahlool seeked the ...
    • The Uncontrollable Flies
    • Haroon once told Bahlool that if he would give correct answer to a question, he would gift him with a thousand dinars in gold. Failing to give the answer, he would give instructions to ...
    • The Special Rank of Prayers
    • The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: “The first thing that Allah made obligatory upon my Ummah was ...
    • The Most Beloved Deed
    • [Ibne `Abbas states:] “I questioned the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family): Which deed is the most beloved in the eyes of Allah, the Mighty, the Glorious?” He (peace be upon him and his family) replied: ...
    • Heaven for Sale
    • Once sitting on the bank of a river and playing with mud, Bahlool was constructing small houses and gardens. At that moment, Zubeida - the wife of Haroon - happened to pass nearby. She asked what he was doing and the reply given was that he ...
    • Evaluation of Haroon
    • By chance once Haroon and Bahlool both were going to Hammam (a public bath). Haroon asked him: What would my value be if I were a slave? Bahlool replied: ...
    • Attachment to Parents
    • [A person once approached the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) and said: “I have an old father and mother, who due to their attachment towards me, are not ...
    • Bahlool’s Advice to Haroon
    • Haroon Al-Rashid once requested Bahlool for his advice in matters of administration of his Caliphate. In reply Bahiool said: Suppose for a moment that you get ...
    • Prophet Magnanimity (PBUH) troubled Him
    • Being shaved his long mustache; he has disguised his dense white hair under a wig. For a while, the sentence which was reported by CNN sparkled in his mind, he was called a priest looking for an opportunity to be famous. He put his shoulders back and ...
    • A Question from Bahlool
    • Sitting in his palace gallery once, Haroon was enjoying the natural scenery of the greenery around and the flow of the river Tigris with the sound of water gushing forward. Bahlool happened to be there and Haroon said to him: ...
    • Bahlool Consulted By a Trader
    • A trader in Baghdad came in for consultation and addressed Bahlool as The Wise. He asked for his advice on which commodity to buy from which he could expect good profit. He was advised to ...
    • Just Like Gold
    • Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all ...