Showing posts with label #ajmersharif. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Durood e Chistiyah-Hazrat Khawaajah Mu'een ud deen Hasan Chishti-[Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]

Ajmer, Gharib Nawaz -okarvi
Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Khawaajah
Saiyyid Mu'een ud deen Hasan
Chishti
Ajmeri Sarkaar Ghareeb Nawaaz

Al-laahum-ma Sal-li
Wa  Sal-lim Alaa Saiy-yidinaa
Muhammadinw
Wa Alaa Aali Saiy-yidinaa
Muhammadin
Bi Adadi Kul-li Ma’loomil-laka



Friday, April 15, 2016

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.