EXTINGUISHING OF FIRE TEMPLES
It has been stated that on the night of the PROPHET's (S.A.) birth, the Palaces of
KISRA were shaken and their fourteen turrets fell down. The canal of SAADA (in some
traditions that of TIBRIA in Syria) dried up. The FIRE TEMPLE of PERSIA which was
burning for thousands of years extinguished. KISRA saw a fearful dream, the interpretation of which was sought from A KAAHIN (foreteller) of YEMEN, named SATEEN. This story has been mentioned in BAIHAQQI, KHARAETI, IBNE ASAKAR and ABU NAEEM on the authority of continued narration. The central figure among the narrators is MAKHZOOM BIN HAANI, who reports from his father HAANI MAKHZOOMI, who was hundred fifty years old. No such Companion. named HAANI MAKHZOOMI QURESH, aged 150 years, is known. No, Companion named HAANI of BANI MAKHZOOM, ever lived. His name has been quoted in ASAABA and the like,.in connection with this tradition, in a doubtful manner.
None of the Scholars (MOHADDISEEN) is acquainted with his son MAKHZOOM BIN
HAANI. Other narrators in the line are equally unknown.
So much so, that even IBNE ASAKIR, who patronises weak traditions also, describes
it as GHAREEB (weak). And not even IBNE HAJAR who backed and supported weak
traditions, is prepared to take it as a MURSAL (discontinued) report. In the version of ABU NAEEM MOHAMMAD BIN JAFAR BIN AAYUN is a known fabricator --- SEERAT-UNNABI P-743, Vol. 3.
This version is throughout fiction. But IBNE HISHAAM has reported from
MOHAMMAD BIN ISHAQUE, that it was a dream of the mother of the PROPHET(S.A.).
An indication has been made towards it in one HADITH, although the dream has not been described. The tradition reads as follows: "ANA DUAO ABI IBRAHIM WA BASHARATA AKHI EESA WA RUYA UMMI" (I am the prayer of my ancestor IBRAHIM, the tiding of my brother ESSA and the dream of my Mother).
If by dream is meant the above one, it does not mean that it should come true
immediately. Some times it takes very long time For instance the PROPHET(S A.) dreamt two fleets of his followers sailing for battle. The first Sea Battle took place during the period of HADRAT OTHMAN(Rd) under the command of AMEER MOAVIYA(Rd) and the other during the reign of AMIR MOAVIYA (Rd) under the command of YAZEED.
The same way, the dream under discussion, stands for destruction of the Empire of
PERSIA, which happened after him through his followers. In 16-A.H., under the order of
HADRATH UMAR(Rd), HADRATH SAAD(Rd) BIN ABI WAQQAS defeated the
PERSIANS totally, in the battle-field of QAADSIA and captured MADAEN. He offered the prayers of JUMA in the PALACE of NAOSHERWAN. This was the earth quake in the PALACE OF KISRA. After this the fire temples in IRAN were extinguished with the advance of MUSLIMS in the period of HADRAT OTHMAN(Rd).
It may also be kept in mind, that there was not only one fire temple in Persia, but they
were lit in each village and city. The biggest was in BUKHARA which was known as BAHAR
. This was extinguished during the reign of CALIPHA WALEED BIN ABDUL MALIK BIN MARWAN. This is the basis of enmity againsi BANU UMAIYA.
We may tell our readers that the baffle of QAADSIA was fought on 10th. Moharram
16-A.H. This is what these SABAEES lament for, in the name of mourning for HUSAIN(Rd).
It happens to be situated near KARBALA. It was from here that HUSAIN(Rd) gave up the intention to move towards KUFA and turned towards SYRIA with the intention to offer his allegiance to YAZEED which these SABAEES could not bear and killed him on 22nd. SAFAR in the precincts of NAINWA as has been reported by historian TABRI from • the historian IBNE SAAD and WAQDI. The tales of KARBALA were fabricaed by ABU MAKHNAF two hundred fifty years later.
As for drying up of the CANAL SAADA or CANAL TIBRIA, they relate to the
appearance of DAJJAL. These ignorant people have alluded them to PROPHET's birth.
Ref: Religious Tales-Facts or Fiction.
Religious Tales –Facts and Fiction -English
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"MAZHABI DASTANAIN AOR UNKI HAQIQAT"
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