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Mirza Sahib's Right Hand was Weak. Is this Something to be
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Another companion of the Holy Prophet was Hazrat Abdullah bin Shari bin Malik bin Rabiah Fahri who is well known by the name Ibn Maktum. He was blind, but the following verse of the Holy Quran was revealed in reference to him: Abasa was tawalla an ja ahul a ma (He frowned and turned away because the blind man came to him) [Chapter 80 : Verses: 1 and 2]. Tafsir Mazhari, Qazi Shanaallah Panipati.
After this, whenever the Holy Prophet met Ibn Maktum, he treated him with great respect and would say: "Welcome the person for whose sake my Lord reproved me," and then he would ask him: "Can I be of service to you?"
Furthermore, Tirmizi and Hakim both reported on the authority of Lady Ayesha (rta) that on two occasions when the Holy Prophet was away from Madinah on expeditions, he left Ibn Maktum to act in his place as governor of the city.
Such is the glorious teaching of Islam that despite a physical defect one companion of the Holy Messenger of Allah (pbuh) received the good tidings of entry into Paradise and in reference to the other, a verse of the Holy Quran was revealed, and despite his blindness the Holy Prophet (pbuh) twice made Ibn Maktum his vicegerent.
But notwithstanding these precedents, Bernie Sahib keeps on speaking of the weakness of Mirza Sahibs right hand in order to amuse his listeners. A certain writer of a review spoke truly when he said that the purpose of Bernie Sahibs book was to disclose the hidden secrets of Ahmadiyyat (Tamhia Panjam, p. 46).
Look at the hidden secrets that he is revealing! May Allah give more power to his pen!
With this weak hand (or "handless" in the words of an opponent), Hazrat Mirza Sahib rendered such extraordinary service to the cause of Islam that to appreciate it let us examine the acknowledgement of others, but not many, for one excerpt will suffice.
"That man, that very great man, whose pen was a magic wand and whose tongue spell-binding; that man whose brain was a complex of wonders, whose eye could revive the dying and whose call aroused those in the graves, whose fingers held the wires of revolution and whose fists were electrical batteries; that man who for thirty years was an earthquake and typhoon for the religious world, who, like the trumpet of Doomsday, awakened those lost in the slumber of life, he has left the world empty-handed. This bitter death, this cup of poison, which entrusted the deceased to dust, will remain on thousands, nay millions of tongues, as words of bitter disappointment and regret. The stroke of death which slaughtered, along with one who was very much alive, the hopes and longings of many, and the wails it raises of lament, will remain in memories for a long time to come.
Concerning Hazrat Shah Waliullah Sahib, the Muhaddath of Delhi, it is written:
"Towards the end of his life Delhi came under the rulership of a bigoted Shiah by the name of Najaf Ali Khan. He was the last Amir of the Mughal Court. He had meted out terrible punishment to many of the Ulama. Amir Shah Khan in his book Amir writes that this Amir Najaf Ali Khan had Shah Waliullahs fingernails removed so that his hands became so useless that he could not write a book or even an article." Hujjat a-Balighah, Urdu translation, vol. 1, p. 27, Short Biography by Miraj Muhammad Basiq.
If Shah Sahibs two hands became useless or they were made so, did that detract any from his greatness?