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Friday, April 15, 2016

6th Rajab ul Murajjab URS Mubaarak of Hazrat Khawaajah Saiyyid Mu'een ud deen Hasan Chishti Sajizi Ajmeri Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaaz (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu)

Translated Lecture of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]...continue

Passed Into the Realm of Divine Beauty
He had fulfilled his duty, as per instruction of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions). His Karamaat's are many and status is indescribable. When Khawaajah Saahib [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] passed into the realm of Divine Beauty [on the 6 Rajab 633 AH/1233 AD] at the age of 97 the unseen hand had inscribed on his forehead,
He Is A Beloved Of Allaah Kareem Who Died In The Love Of Allaah [Ta’aalaa]. He was buried in Ajmer and his blessed Mazaar is present up to this day.

Devotees
Many Karamaat’s emanated from him and millions are his devotees, being disciples of his disciples. Many relics have been preserved. King Auranzeb Alamgeer being the king of Hindustan, visited the blessed Mazaar four times, journeying on foot. On his way to the Mazaar Shareef he made numerous donations and gifts to the poor and needy.
 
Jahaan Araa Begum, the daughter of Shaah Jehaan, a great devotee of Khawaajah Saahib came to the Mazaar and at each stop she read two chapters of Qur’aan, Soorah Yaaseen, and Faatihah; and donated much to the poor and needy.

When King Jahangeer came to the Mazaar  Shareef but 2 miles before the mazaar he walked out of respect and reverence of Khawaajah Saahib. He gave much to the poor and needy and of the two huge pots used for cooking up to this day, the smaller was his gift to the Dargaah premises. Shaah Jehaan built the Marble Mosque and Sultaan Mahmuud Hindi built many portions of the Dargaah. Many kings came and left remembrances of their visit. Of the two huge pots, Mughal Akbar donated the biggest. All these gifts are preserved up to the present time.

The supreme remembrance is the lesson to future generations, how The People of Almighty Allaah lived and how they propagated Islaam. The lesson of how amidst Polytheism (shirk) and Misbelief (kufr) the lamp of Islaam was lit. Khawaajah Saahib’s status is so great that he is the King of the Chishteeyah Spiritual Order. His spiritual benevolence blessings flow up to this day. Remember these people do not die, but are freed of physical restrictions and their spiritual benevolence and blessings get stronger. Allaah Kareem willing their spiritual benevolence and blessings will be with us till the Day Of Reckoning. This is a separate topic but remember that the Tasarruf [Free Disposal or dispensing. The Perfect Man governs the affairs of the world and controls them by means of Divine Names. This is attained through directing of his spiritual energy.] That they attain from Allaah Kareem as I explained in previous lectures in which Almighty Allaah says, ‘I become their hands etc.’ then their physical senses and power becomes unlimited, though dependent on Allaah Kareem.
Tell me is this excellence of theirs Spiritual (Ruhaani) or physical (jismaani)? If your answer is Spiritual (Ruhaani), which is correct, then tell me does the Spirit Or Soul (Rooh) die?
No! Death is the separation of the soul from the body. If the soul is so powerful within the cage of the soul then how powerful must it be after being freed from this bodily cage? Those that say Auliyaa Allaah are dead and their power has ceased are themselves dead, for the people of Allaah [Ta’aalaa], never die.
The Lovers of Allaah attain eternal life. Remember their tasarrufaat increases after death. Khawaajah Saahib is one such Walee whose ability to change conditions (tasarrufaat) exists to this day and will be so forever.
Hazrat Ghaus Al-A’zam, Hazrat Bahaa ud deen Naqshbandi and all these great Auliyaa Allaah are alive and interfere in constitution up to this day and will, God willing till eternity. Believe in them and love them. Their love is the essence of faith and a means of salvation.
In five salaah we pray’ ‘O Allaah Kareem guide us along the straight path, the path of those whom You shower Your blessings upon.’ These Auliyaa Allaah are those upon whom Allaah showers His blessings. . The Holy Qur'aan says in the 4th Soorah, An-Nisaa Verse 69:

…those whom Allaah [Ta’aalaa] has blessed viz. the Prophets (who teach), the Truthful, the Witnesses to The Truth (Martyrs and those who bear witness), and the Righteous (who do good)

Are the Auliyaa Allaah in this category of blessed ones or not? We ask in five salaah that Allaah (Almighty and Glorious is He) should keep us on their path. Keep on their path, methodology and pattern of belief. These Spiritual Orders ushered in the correct belief so keep on this path and do not be fooled by the distracters. We will send salutations on the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions), pray to Allaah Kareem and present ourselves at the Mazaar and, as Maulana had mentioned, we will present our gifts.

6th Rajab ul Murajjab URS Mubaarak of Hazrat Khawaajah Saiyyid Mu'een ud deen Hasan Chishti Sajizi Ajmeri Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaaz (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu)




Translated Lecture of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]...continued
The First Khanqaah Of The Chishteeyah Order
Ram Deo, now Abdul laah informed Khawajah Saahib [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] of impending danger from the enraged king and his followers.. Allaah [Ta’aalaa] had given them respect so none could disgrace them.  Nothing could swerve Khawaajah Saahib because Allaah [Ta’aalaa]’s Divine Help was with him and the Look of Blessing of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions). He was sent by them to purify the place of polytheism (shirk) and misbelief (kufr). Abdul Laah told Khawaajah Saahib that he had inherited some land, which he owns and he gifted it to Khawaajah Saahib.

 He said that they could build a Masjid and Khanqaah on this land to use as a base for propagating Islaam. Khawaajah Saahib agreed and thousands of his followers helped to build a Masjid and a few rooms. The teaching of the Holy Qur'aan, gatherings of zikr and lectures was started and people flocked to the Khanaqaah and accepted Islaam. The king now said that the greatest Hindu magicians should be commissioned to challenge Khawaajah Saahib and in this way they could discredit him as another magician.

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

If a person has these 3 qualities then he is Allaah Kareem’s Walee (friend):
He is generous like the sea, every creation is blessed alike with his favours.
He is affectionate like the sun whose light is everyone?
He is hospitable like the earth, which is hospitable in exactly the same way towards all. So much of damage caused by sin has never been seen, as much as the damage caused by a brother being disrespectful and despicable towards another brother.

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


TRANSLATIONS  OF LECTURES BY
Hazrat Maulana Shafee Okarvi
[May Allaah be Pleased  with him]

The Anaasagar Lake
Khawaajah Saahib and his followers pronounced the Call to Prayer (azaan) five times daily and performed salaah in jamaat.  Nearby there was a lake called, Anaasagar where they performed their ritual ablution (wudhu). The center of misbelief and idol worship daily heard the proclamation of the Unity of Allaah [Ta’aalaa] [Tauheed] and the Divine Commission of the Holy Prophet Muhammad [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam][Risaalat]. People used to come out of the temples and homes curious to know what is being announced when the A’zaan was called. Seeing the congregation prostrating invoked questions as to whom were they prostrating since no idol was in front of them. Seeing this five times daily and hearing the Remembrance Of Allaah (zikr) had such an effect that the audience themselves stated reciting ‘He Is The Truth’ (Haqq Huu). Many came and joined the circle of Khawaajah Saahib and the spreading of Islaam commenced. Many accepted Islaam just by seeing the God given beauty and exemplary character of Khawaajah Saahib. Almighty Allaah’s Divine Assistance was with him and the look of grace from the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions), since he was Divinely Commissioned for this mission.




 The King got word of the effect he was having on the masses, the fact that the Hindu Holy Lake, the Anasagar was being utilized for ceremonial ablution (wudhu) and meat was being consumed in full view of Hindu vegetarians.  Above all this king was more furious that the Hindus were accepting Islaam. He was determined to get Khawaajah Saahib and his followers out of the area for he felt that the Anasagar was being defiled since Hindus believed that bathing in it washes away sin. Hindus came from far and wide to bathe and take a little water home as Holy Water. The King sent Khawaajah Saahib an order leave the area and not to use the water of the Anasagar Lake for ablution.  Khawaajah Sahibs ordered Khawaajah Qutb ud deen went to fill a water bag with water since they may not be allowed to utilize the water.  Permission was granted and Khawaajah Qutb ud deen sat on the stair of the lake and filled the water bag. As he arose Khawaajah Saahib, through his Tasarruf caused all the water of the lake to fill into the water bag.

Translators  Note: We may think that these are fictitious stories. No! This is Islaam and this is man acting in his capacity as Khalifaat-Allaah actualized. . The goal of Islaam is not to grope in the dark. The Holy Qur’aan describes the function of Islaam in 2nd Soorah, al-Baqaraah: Verse 257

Allaah Kareem is the protecting friend of those who believe in Him genuinely and He takes them out of darkness into the light

If the goal is to imbue one’s self with Divine Attributes- to become Khalifaatul Laah actualized then the natural function is interference. This interference by man is possible on the lower level of physical science and at the higher level of spiritual science or spirituality. The Khalifaatul-Laah as one totally submitted  to Allaah Kareem can do greater wonders than the physical scientist.

Not a drop remained in the Lake and the pilgrims who had come from far off where amazed. The news spread like lightning that this Faqeer had used magic and filled the water of the Holy Lake into a water bag. The King commissioned the senior a Hindu Priest, Raam Deo to persuade Khawaajah Saahib to leave the area and to withdraw his magic or else they would come down hard on him. Ram Deo, the high priest and magician came and threatened Khawaajah Saahib. Khawaajah Sahib told him, ‘O! Raam Deo. I can see the light of Islaam on your forehead.
Testify that ‘None is worthy of worship except the One True God and Muhammad is God’s Messenger”.  Ram Deo fell at the feet of Khawaajah Saahib, began the Zikr of ‘He Is The Truth’ (Haqq Huu) and he recited the Testification Of Faith (Kalimaah). He was named Abdul laah. When the king was informed that his most senior priest, Ram Deo, has accepted Islaam, he was disturbed. The king sent a messenger to inform Khawaajah Saahib that he will allow him to utilize the water of Anaasagar on condition that he restores the water. Seeing children being deprived of water and also the kings pledge to allow the Muslims the right to use water, moved Khawaajah Saahib to reverse the situation. Khawaajah Saahib ordered that the balance of the water be put into the lake and it was filled once again. We believe this, but I have the writings of Maulvi Ashraf Alee Thaanvi in which he stated that the Walee of Allaah has the power to fill all the water of the river in a clay pot. He has also related similar miracles.  Hindu historians have recorded the miracle of the Anasagar Lake and the acceptance of Islaam by High Priest, Ram Deo and 35000 Hindus on that day.

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


  TRANSLATIONS  OF LECTURES BY
Hazrat Maulana Shafee Okarvi
[May Allaah be Pleased  with him]
At Ajmer Shareef
At that time the Tanwara Family were prominent in Delhi, whilst the Chohaan Clan controlled Ajmer, in Gujarat the Baderia Clan were prominent and the ruling king at Lahore was Khusrau Malak, the last of the stars of the Ghaznavi Dynasty.
The situation in India was such that many of the prominent kings, families and clans were becoming political rebels in their quest for power. The King of Delhi sent his nephew Pirthivi Raaj known as Rai Pathoraa to rule over Ajmer, since he had no children of his own. At that time, in Hindustaan, this area was the center of misbelief (kufr) and idol-worship. There were many temples in Ajmer, one of them being exclusively used by the King his wives and the ruling class. The poor were not allowed in this temple. The king, for the upkeep of this temple, donated the revenue of many villages. It is recorded that so many lamps burnt in that temple that daily large quantities of oil was utilized. Many were employed for is upkeep. So, Khawaajah Saahib came to settle in the hub of misbelief (kufr) and idol-worship. Khawaajah Saahib was about 52 years old [587 AH / 1191 AD] on arrival at Ajmer.





The Kings Elephants
Those who have been to Ajmer know that there is a Masjid called Auliyaa Masjid. This is where Khawaajah Saahib initially came and rested. This was the place where the king’s elephants used to rest. The elephants had been taken out to graze by the attendants or mahouts and when they returned they found Khawaajah Saahib and his followers resting at that spot. They asked Khawaajah Saahib to leave and he said that there was plenty of ground for them to sit and for the elephants to rest. They still insisted that he should leave and Khawaajah Saahib said, ‘Well! The elephants should sit.’
He moved away from there and they seated the elephants on that spot. The following day when the attendants tried to get the elephants to stand, they remained seated and could not get up. This was because Khawaajah Saahib had said that the elephants should remain seated on their spot. Despite much prompting the elephants refused to stand. The entire city was abuzz that this Faqeer had cast a spell on the elephants. A crowd gathered to see who was this Faqeer. The king got wind of what had occurred and he dispatched some of his men to ask Khawaajah Saahib to withdraw whatever spell he had cast or else the elephants would die of hunger. They came to Khawaajah Saahib and pleaded with him to withdraw whatever spell he had cast. Khawaajah Saahib replied, ‘I have not cast any spell, the attendants troubled me so I commanded the elephants to remain seated.’ They pleaded to Khawaajah Saahib saying that he could remain on the land and he asked them to go for the elephants would now get up. The elephants did indeed stand up and the people were amazed and the entire city spoke of what had transpired...to be continued In Shaa Allaah.

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

Translated Lecture of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi- [Rahmatul Laahi Alaieh]-South Africa
Hazrat Khawaajah Mu’een ud Deen (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) says that after full 20 years hard training in the Science of Spirituality (Tasawwuf) under this great Spiritual Guide, at the age of 46, in the year 582 AH at Baghdad, he was awarded Khilaafat in the Chishtia Silsilaah. At this stage he could see everything from the Abyss of the Earth (tahtus sudra) and up to The Glorious Veil (al-Hijaab e Azmat).


If this is the status of the Friend Of Allaah Kareem (Walee ul Laah) then what must have been the status of the Prophet’s Companions (Sahaaba’s), the Prophets of Allaah Kareem and the Leader of all Prophets, the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions)?
What do certain people believe in this 14th Century after Hijraah? I have the book available in which they say that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) did not even know what was behind the wall. They have not understood the status of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions). The Spiritual Master of Spiritual Masters (Khawaajah e Khawaajaah gaan) Hazrat Khawaajah Bahaa ud deen Naqshbandi (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased  with him) says,
‘According to us the Perfect Spiritual Guide (Kaamil Walee) is he who witnesses the whole earth as one sees ones fingernails.’ This is the status of Auliyaa Allaah Kareem.
Should I not tell you about the Companions (sahaabah)? Once the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) summoned Hazrat Zayed ibn Haaris (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased  with him) and enquired about his spiritual state.
He replied, ‘Sir, my state is such that I can see unto the Divine Throne (arsh) and I recognize every person destined for heaven and every person destined for hell. Further, my beloved Prophet, if you grant me permission I will relate everything that is to occur till The Day Of Judgment (Qiyaamah) and what would occur on The Day Of Judgment.’ The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) replied, ‘There is no need to do so. Do not reveal Divine Secrets.’
If this is the state of the slaves of the Holy Prophet, then what must his status be? Therefore my friends and elders, everything is revealed to the Auliyaa Allaah but they do not reveal it, obeying Allaah Kareem’s command to conceal it. So Khawaajah Saahib strove for three years and he said that he could see everything up to The Glorious Veil (al-Hijaab e Azmat).
After being granted Khilaafat in the Chishtia Silsilaah he was ordered  by Khawaajah Usmaan Harooni (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) to proceed to Madeenah, the Illuminated. Khawaajah Saahib says he then left and performed Hajj.
After Hajj, he went to Madeenah, the Illuminated. In those days there was no problem of passports and visas  so he spent six months at the blessed Burial Chamber of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions).
After six months the Holy Prophet addressed him and said,  "O, Helper Of Our Religion (Mu’een ud Deen), Pivot Of Spiritual Guides (Qutb al-Mashaiekh), We put India under your charge where darkness prevails go and cleanse it of Polytheism (shirk) and Misbelief (kufr).
Allaah Kareem’s Divine Help is with you and my Look of Blessing is upon you.’ the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) bestowed the titles of Helper of the Religion (Mu’een ud Deen) and Pivot of Spiritual Guides (Qutb al-Mashaikh) to Khawaajah Saahib.

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

The Search for a Spiritual Guide
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)

Hazrat Khawaajah Saahib had acquired the external knowledge and now set out to acquire a Spiritual Guide. Near Neshapur was a village called Harwaan or Haroon. In this village resided a renowned Walee who was the Cardinal Pole (Qutb) of the time, Hazrat Khawaajah Usmaan Harooni (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him).



On the very first meeting with Hazrat Khawaajah Usman Harooni (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him), having never met or seen each other before, Khawaajah Usmaan stated, ‘Mu’een ud deen! I have been waiting for you. Come to me!’
He became a disciple (mureed) and was then consigned to a Hujraa  to ‘worship Allaah Kareem’ (Ibaadat) and ‘strive on the path’ (Riyaazaat) .Remember nothing is attained without, sincere worship, striving and a concentrated effort. Allaah Kareem (Almighty and Glorious is He) says in the Holy Qur'aan in the 29th Soorah, al-Ankabuut, Verse 69:

And those who strive in Our way (to know Us and Our Attributes), We will certainly guide them to Our Paths

One has to strive on this path. The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions), despite being the beloved of Allaah Kareem and the Cause of Creation still worshipped and strove. He stood so still at night for such long durations that the blood capillaries on his blessed foot used to burst.

Allaah Kareem (Almighty and Glorious is He) had to tell him in the Holy Qur'aan, in the 73rd Soorah, al-Muzzammil, Verses 1to 3:

O thou folded in garments! Stand (to prayer) by night, but not all night, half of it, or a little less,

And, also, in the 20th Soorah, Ta-Ha, Verses 1 and 2:

Taa-haa  (O Fourteenth Moon!) We have not sent down the Qur’aan to thee to put you in difficulty,

The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) strove in the path of Allaah Kareem. The Mother of the Believers, Hazrat Ayeshaah Siddeeqah (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with her) says,
‘I observed the extent of the Mujahidaah ,ibaadaat and Riyaazaat striving of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) and at times I wept. Then I enquired as to why he put himself through this difficulty, for he is the beloved of Allaah Kareem?’
The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) replied, ‘Should I not be a grateful servant of Allaah Kareem?’ So one has to strive on this Path of Return to Allaah Kareem. Without effort nothing is attained.

Let me explain something for your understanding. Raw Gold cannot adorn a neck as jewelry unless and until it burns itself in a blazing fire. Gold loses its hard arrogance and becomes humbly soft in fire.
Then it can be molded into jewelry. Still as jewelry it is not left alone. It is now rubbed and polished till it loses its outer skin, shines. Initially it was gold and it still is as a jewel but it had to burn in fire and lose its skin to increase its beauty, worth and value. First it was just gold but now it is worthy of adorning the neck of the beloved.

The Auliyaa Allaah are full of worth but more shine is added after Mujahadah, Ibaadaat and Riyaazaat. Their worth is increased. The eye-make-up (surma) is a stone that becomes worthy of being put onto the eye after being grinded and made fine. It becomes a source of beautification and increase of sight for the eye.

Thus without striving in the path of Allaah Kareem, ones value does not increase.
One has to strive on this path, burn and annihilate oneself. One has to mix into the soil and become soil. Let me tell you a Soofie Anecdote:
A log if it is buried in the ground will decompose. The same log if it is burned and made into coal and then buried will retain its composure even after a thousand years. Thus those who burn themselves in the Fire of Divine Love (Ishq e Illaahie), even when they are buried, their bodies remain intact.

Those who have not burned in the Fire Of Divine Love will not understand. Khawaajah Mu’een ud deen Hasan Chishti (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) strove in the path of Allaah Kareem performing Riyaazaat for three years.
After a year his Spiritual Master called him and asked him as to what he could see and he replied, “I can see the seven heavens and the seven earths and whatever is on them.”
Khawaajah Mu’een ud Deen Chishti himself records this.So he replied, “I can see the seven heavens and the seven earths and whatever is on them.” Khawaajah Usmaan Harooni (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) said, “You are not ready yet.” and sent him back into the Hujraa.[Chamber]. Another year passed and he was asked as to what he could see and he replied, “I can see the abyss of the earth (tahtus sudraa) and up to the Divine Throne (Arsh).
Again he got the reply “You are not ready yet” and was sent back into the Hujraah. Another year passed and on being questioned by his Peer O Murshid he replied, ‘I can see up to the Glorious Veil (al-Hijaab e Azmat) that veils the Creator from us and beyond the veil.”

Khawaajah Usmaan Harooni (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) then held out two fingers and asked him to look through them and say what he sees. He replied, “I can see the 1800 universes.”
Allaah Kareem (Almighty and Glorious is He) says, Sacred Hadee (Qudsi) or Allaah Kareem’s Sacred Saying, reported  by the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) Allaah Kareem says:


“When My servant loves Me and proceeds towards Me with the intensity of love by leading a righteous, godly, and pious life beyond what I have prescribed as obligatory, then he arrives at the stage where I come to love him. When I make him My beloved, I become his faculty of audition by which he hears, and his faculty of sight by which he sees, and the hands with which he holds, and the feet with which he walks and the tongue with which he speaks.
And Baihaaqi added:
And the mind with which he thinks"

In the light of this Hadees it is possible to partially understand this transformation in Khawaajah Saahib. He penetrated the thin line separating the material world from the unseen: the inner organs of perception opened and so did his universe expand.

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!

Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Khawaajah Saiyyid Mu'een ud deen Hasan Chishti Ajmeri Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaaz (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu)The Spiritual Master of Spiritual Masters (Khawaajah e Khawaajahgaan) Khawaajah Mueen ud deen Hasan Chisht


Translated Lecture of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi- [Rahmatul Laahi Alaieh]-South Africa
The Spiritual Master of Spiritual Masters (Khawaajah e Khawaajahgaan) Khawaajah Mueen ud deen Hasan Chishti Ajmeri’s birth given name was Hasan. Helper of the Islaamic Way Of Life (Mu’een ud deen), The Supporter of the Poor (Ghareeb Nawaaz), Spiritual Master of Spiritual Masters (Khawaajah e Khawaajahgaan) etc. are all his acquired titles. He was in direct lineage of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions). Through his father Hazrat Saiyyid Ghiyaas ud deen (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him), paternally descent from the Holy Prophet’s grandson, Hazrat Imaam Husaien (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him).




Through his mother, Hazrat Mah Noor Bibi, who was given the title, Umm ul-Waraa he was linked maternally to the Holy Prophet’s grandson, Hazrat Imaam Hasan (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him).   Thus he is a Hasani and a Husaieni Saiyyid. Hazrat Shaiekh Abdul Qaadir al-Jeelaani (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) is also a Hasani and a Husaieni Saiyyid.   Hazrat Khawaajah was born in 536 A.H./1141 A.D. at a place called Sanjar, in Sijistaan (Persia or present day Iran). He passed into the realm of Divine Beauty on the 6 Rajab 633 AH/1233 AD at the age of 97.