Hanafî Madhhab And Imâm-i A'zâm (Part 3)

The wives of these great people, like they themselves, made it a pleasure for themselves to worship Allâhu ta'âlâ, to serve His Dîn, and sacrificed their rights and pleasures for Allah's way. Also, all the Sahâba, with the wishes and permission of their wives, had gone to distant places for jihâd in order to spread Allah's Dîn, and many of them became martyrs and did not come back. And their wives were happy because they shared the (blessing called) thawâbs (and) they earned thereby.

He performed hajj fifty-five times. During his last hajj, he entered the Ka'ba and performed a na'mâz of two rak'ats. He recited the entire Qur'ân in a namâz. Then he wept and prayed, "Yâ Rabbî! I haven't been able to do the worships in a manner worthy of Thee. But I have understood very well that Thou couldst not be understood through mind. Forgive my faults in my service for the sake of this understanding of mine!" At that moment a voice was heard saying, "O Abû Hanîfa! You have known Me well and served Me beautifully. I have forgiven you and those who are in your Madhhab and those who will follow your way until the end of the world."

He read the entire Qur'ân al-kerîm once every day and once every night. These facts are written in Durr-ul-muhktâr, in the preface of Ibni Âbidîn, in Khayrât-ul-hisân, in Mir'ât-i kâinât, and also at the end of Hazânat-ul-muftîn. Reciting the entire Qur'ân al-kerîm in one rak'at of namâz has been the lot of only 'Uthmân bin Affân, Tamîm-i Dârî, Sa'îd bin Jubayr and Imâm-i a'zâm Abû Hanîfa.

Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu 'alaihi wa sallam' stated that Imâm-i a'zam would come. In a hadîth, which is written in Diyâ-i ma'nawî, in Mawdû'âtul'ulûm, in Khayrât-ul-hisân, and which is said to be sahîh in the book Ibni Âbidîn, is declared, "As Âdam and all prophets boast about me, so I boast about a person with the surname Abû Hanîfa and with the name Nu'mân, who will be the light of my Ummat. He will protect them against deviating from the right way and from falling into the darkness of nescience." He died in 150 A. H. , when he was seventy years old. The great savant Hadrat Ibni Hajar-i Makkî states that the hadîth-i-sherîf "In the year one hundred and fifty the world's ornament will go away" is intended for Imâm-i a'zâm.