Nalain Mubarak or an impression together with a description of the blessings is
utilised to obtain blessings of Nalain Mubarak. There are many blessings for a person
to keep a picture of Nalian Shareef with him.
It is not uncommon to see Muslims of all ages wearing badges in the shape of
Nalain Mubarak. The Ulema have commanded that it be kissed and kept on the
head. It can be used as mediation, cure for illness and has great blessings.
When Musa (A.S) went to Mount Toor to speak to Allah (SWT) He was asked to
remove His sandals. However, during Mira’j when the Holy Prophet (SAW) went
to see Allah (SAW) He wore His Nalain Mubarak but He was not ordered to remove
them. The picture of the Nalain Mubarak is the photocopy of the Holy Sandals,
which were used by the Holy Prophet (SAW)) in His life. It bears the description
and the related story connected with it.
Below are some of the 'Barakah' (blessings)
One can acquire by keeping and honouring themselves with a copy of the
sacred Nalain Mubarak. Not the actual or original Blessed shoe/slipper of our
Noble Prophet (SAW) but a cut out man made paper copy.
Because the intention is to make and shape it to be in the manner of our
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) it holds such value and is revered as it has
nisbah with the 'Nalain Mubarak' worn on the Noble feet of the Greatest of
Mankind. An original pair of the Prophets (SAW) 'Nalain Mubarak' has been
kept and safeguarded in the Famous Islamic Museum the Blue Mosque in Turkey.
They are alot of Blessings to be obtained by the Nalian Mubarak and to be
kept in a purse for barkat or framed in a wall is very popular.
Syedna Fatima Zahra (R.A) who went to the resting place of her Beloved father
(SAW) and taking a handful of dust put it to her eyes saying;
"One who smells the dust of the grave of the Most Beloved Messenger
of Allah (SWT) would not need to smell any other perfume in His life,
Such calamities have befallen me that if they had descended upon days
they would have fallen into nights."
It is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari;
That Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu Wajhu) was cured of His eye ailment when the
Messenger (SAW) of Almighty Allah applied his eye saliva to His eye.
It is also narrated that Hadrat Bilal (Radi Allahu Anhu) used to rub his
face on the grave of the Beloved Prophet (SAW).
The practice of Tabarruk (Holy Souvenir) was common among the companions
of the Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) the Noble companions
gave the utmost respect to the relics of the Beloved Prophet (SAW) the companions
May Allah raise their ranks, they used to seek blessings from the traces of the Beloved
Prophet (SAW) during his lifetime and death.
Abu Ishaq said: al-Qasim ibn Muhammad,
son of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq R.A, said:
“Of the proven blessing of the likeness of the Prophet's sandal is that whoever
has it in his possession for Tabarruk, it will safeguard him from the sedition of
rebels and the mastery of enemies, and will be a barrier against every recreant
devil and the evil eye of the envious. If the pregnant woman holds it in her right
hand at the time of labour, her delivery will be easier by Allah's change and His
Al-Qastallani relates the account of a pious Shaykh by the name of
Abu Ja`far Ahmad ibn `Abd al-Majid:
“I cut the pattern of this sandal for one of my students. He came to me one day
and said: "I saw a wonder yesterday from the blessing of this sandal. My wife
was suffered from a pain which almost took her life. I placed the sandal on the
spot of her pain and said: O Allah , show me the blessing of the owner of this
sandal. Allah cured her on the spot."
Al-Munawi and al-Qari mentioned in their commentary on Tirmidhi's Al-Shama'il
that Ibn al-`Arabi said that the sandals are part of the attire of Prophets (SAW),
and the people only left them due to the mud in their lands. He also mentioned
that one of the names of the Prophet in the ancient books is sahib Al-na`layn or
"The wearer of the two sandals."
Certain great Sahaba’s have distinguished themselves with serving the
noble sandals. It has been reported by Ibn Sa`d that Anas (Allah be well
pleased with him) was the keeper of the sandals of the Messenger of Allah
(Allah bless him and give him peace).
And Imam al-Sālihī reported that `Abd Allāh ibn Mas`ūd (Allah be pleased
with him) used to get up as soon as the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless
him and give him peace) sat down, and would take off the His sandals,
and place them under his own arms. Then, when the Prophet (Allah bless
him and give him peace) would get up, he would put them on him. He was
often called ‘the Caretaker of the sandals, couch and water bag’.
THE BLESSINGS & BENEFITS OF NALAIN MUBARAK
The Great Muslim theologians have listed many benefits and blessings
in keeping and venerating a copy of the Nalain Mubarak.
Some of these are listed below :-
* The person will be safe from the harms of the cruel, wickedness of the
Satan and from the bad sight of the enviers.
* The pain of childbirth will be eased for eased for the woman who keeps
it with her at the time of delivery.
* The person who always keeps a copy of it with him will have respect in the sight of creation.
* He will have the opportunity to see the Blessed Green Dome - Ghumbad-e-Khizra.
* He will have the honour in seeing the Holy Prophet in his dream.
* His property or wealth will be safe in a place where the Nalain
Mubarak is kept.
* A person's needs will be met when he prays through the waseela of the Nalain Mubarak.
* A person who keeps the Nalain Mubarak for a particular reason will have his wishes fulfilled.
* The person will be safe from thieves, calamities and dangers such as drowning.
* The disease and ailments go away when the Nalain Shareef is placed over the affected part.
* Success and deliverance were gained through the Nalain Mubarak in oppressive times.
(The Blessings are not limited to the list above but are also obtained when in
other circumstances as well.)