Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Khawaajah Saiyyid Mu'een ud deen Hasan Chishti Ajmeri Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaaz (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu)


Translated Lecture of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi- [Rahmatul Laahi Alaieh]-South Africa
Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Khawaajah Saiyyid Mu'een ud deen Hasan
Chishti Ajmeri Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaaz (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu)
Spiritual Blossoming
At the age of 9; he committed the Holy Qur’aan to memory.  He was 16 yrs old when his father passed into the realm of Divine Beauty and he inherited a grinding stone and an orchard, which formed a source of his livelihood. A Madjzoub  saint, Hazrat Ibraaheem Qandoozi (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) paid Khawaajah Saahib a visit at his orchard. Being from a refined  family background, even at this young age, Khwaajah Saahib knew what reverence and respect should be shown to the people of Allaah Kareem; he laid out a sheet [Chaadar] for Hazrat Ibraaheem Qandoozi to sit on and offered him a few grapes from the garden.


 Hazrat Ibraahem Qandoozi (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) was pleased on seeing this respect and love that the young Hazrat Saahib had shown him and took out a piece of bread from his sack and chewed on it. He then took out the chewed bread from his mouth and placed it in Khwaajah Saahib’s mouth. An instant transformation occurred, in keeping with the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions). The Madjzoub saint left. On eating the bread from Hazrat Ibraaheem Qandoozi (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) Khawaajah Saahib penetrated the thin line separating the material world from the unseen: the inner organs of perception opened and so did his universe expand. The veil of worldly imagination was lifted from his mind and he found himself in quite a strange world radiating with divine manifestation. With this expanded view of the universe, Khawaajah Saahib went to his mother and related the encounter with Hazrat Ibraaheem Qandoozi at the orchard. He sought her permission to shed all material possessions and to dedicate his life to Allaah Kareem and His Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions).

to be continued-In Shaa Allaah!