HONOURING THE BLESSED NAME OF MUHAMMAD صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم

HONOURING THE BLESSED NAME OF MUHAMMAD صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم

Sultan Nasīruddīn Mahmūd رحمه الله had a special attendant whose name was Muhammad, whom he would always address by his name. One day, the King addressed him as Tājuddīn instead of Muhammad. The attendant complied with the request of his senior and thereafter returned home, but did not attend the court of the king for a period of three days. Sultan Nāsiruddīn noticed his absence and instructed that Muhammad be brought before him. When he arrived the king asked why he had been absent.

He replied; “You always used to call me by my name, Muhammad, but when you addressed me as Tājuddīn, I assumed that you were displeased with me. Out of fear and anguish I separated myself from you. I have passed these last three days in extreme distress and sorrow.”

The king explained; “I can assure you that I am not displeased with you. I called out to you as Tājuddīn because I was not in the state of Wudhu at the time and did deem it appropriate to express the blessed name of Muhammad without Wudhu.”

(SOURCE: JAWĀHIR PĀRE,
Volume 1, Page 136;
TĀRIKH FARISHTA,
Volume 1, Page 276)
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