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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.

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.