Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dignified Ancestral Tree of Sayyiduna Gawth al-Aa'zam Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani [Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho]

Blessed Genealogy of Sayyiduna Gawth al-Aa'zam
Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani [Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho]
Prophetic Supervision, Alavi Star, Batooli Boon ... Hussain's Light in Hasan's Moon

Sayyiduna'sh-Shaykh Muhyyi'd-din 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, al-Hasani, al-Husaini Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho (may Allah be well pleased with him!) Born 470 A.H., Passed away 561 A.H. [1077 - 1166 C.E.]

Raza! Imagine how unique is that garden of compassion;
Where in the bud is Zahra, and Flowers are Hussain and Hasan

His "Nisbah" or Blessed Genealogy:

From Exalted Father:

The Supreme Helper, the Lordly Cardinal Pole, the everlasting edifice, the radiantly shining lamp, the Sultan of the Saints and the Masters of Direct Knowledge, the proof of the chosen and those who have reached their spiritual destination, Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala's Gray Falcon, our patron, our master and our exemplary guide to Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala , the noble highborn patrician, the chieftain,

- Shaykh Muhyi 'd-Din 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani al-Hasani al-Husaini [may Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala sanctify his splendid innermost being, and may He illuminate his noble mausoleum],
- son of Imam Sayyid Abu Swalih Musa Jangi Dost Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid 'Abdullah Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid Yahya az-Zahid Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid Muhammad Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid Da'ud Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid Musa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid Abdullah Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid Musa al-Jawn Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid Abdullah al-Mahd Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Sayyid al-Hasan al-Muthanna Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam al-Humam Sayyid al-Hasan as-Sibt Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of our chief and our patron, the Commander of the Believers, Abul-Husain 'Ali ibn Abi Talib [may Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala be well pleased with them all].

Mazar Sharif of Ghawth Paak's Mother... Sayyida Fatima Umm al-Khair Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha

From Exalted Mother:

On his mother's side of the family, the line of descent of our revered master and patron, Shaykh Muhyi'd-Din 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani [may Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala the Exalted be well pleased with him], is as follows:

- He is Sayyid Shaykh Muhyi 'd-Din 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani [may Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala sanctify his luminous innermost being],
- son of Sayyidah Umm al-Khayr Amat al-Jabbar Fatima Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anha,
- daughter of Sayyid 'Abdullah as-Sawma'i az-Zahid Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Sayyid Abu 'Abdi'llah Jamal ad-Din Muhammad Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Sayyid Mahmud Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Sayyid Abul-'Ata' 'Abdullah Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Sayyid Kamal ad-Din 'Esa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Sayyid Imam Abu 'Abdi'llah 'Ala' ad-Din Muhammad al-Jawad Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Sayyid Imam 'Ali ar-Rida Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Sayyid Imam Musa al-Kazim Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam Zain al-'Abidin 'Ali Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho,
- son of Imam al-Humam al-Husayn, the Martyr of Karbala,
- son of Imam al-Humam, the Commander of the Believers, our master 'Ali ibn Abi Talib Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho [may Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala be well pleased with him, and with them all].

Your illustrious ancestors are Hussain and Hasan;
Both traditions in your personality have become one

Prophetic Rain, Alavi Crop, Batooli Bower ... Hussain's Fragrance in Hasan's Flower

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Excerpted from
Sirr al-Asrar (Secret of Secrets)
by Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu

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Shahzad Afzal


Friday, February 24, 2012

On the means of beholding the Prophet in a Dream [May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him]

SLEEP THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM AND GRANT HIM PEACE) tells us, is the twin brother of death. Yet, he informs us that in the last days, a believers dream will hardly prove false," and that "good dreams are the believer's early glad tidings in this life." What glad tiding then, is better than beholding in one's dream the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)?


This unique collection, taken from Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani's monumental Sa'adat al-darayn fi al-salat 'ala Sayyid al-kawnayn (Felicity in the Two Abodes Through Prayers upon the Master of the Two Realms – may Allah bless him and grant him peace), details forty tried and true methods for seeing the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in a dream. Gleaned from the works of the early and later  spiritual masters, this collection is a veritable treasury of Gnostic expressions of prophetic love and longing. Each supplication is presented in its original Arabic along with its translation and transliteration.

Imam Yusuf b. Isma'il al-Nabahani (1265–1350 ah), hadith scholar, Sufi, jurist, judge, and biographer, was born in Beirut, Lebanon. A prolific author, al-Nabahani left behind a staggering collection of works in hadith, fiqh, theology, and most famously, poetry and prose in praise of our master Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Al-Nabahani was a paragon of prophetic love ('ishq) and his works continue to exercise a profound influence on popular Muslim spirituality.

Whoever beholds the Chosen One (al-Mustafa) in a dream shall receive a good end at death (Husn al-khatima); he shall gain the Prophet's (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) Intercession and win unto Paradise; Allah will forgive him and his parents (if they were Muslims); it will be as if he completed the Quran twelve times; the pangs of death will be made easy for him to bear; the torment of the grave shall be removed from him; he will enjoy security from the terrors of the Day of Standing; and with Allah's subtle kindness and generosity, all of his needs in this life and the Next will be fulfilled.
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A brief Introduction to Ihsanica Media:

Ihsanica Media is a small, non-profit Islamic publisher founded in 2010 by individuals with a shared interest in Sacred Knowledge and spirituality. Ihsanica Media endeavor to serve the spiritual and scholarly corpus of the Gnostic Imams who personified the words of our master, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him),"Ihsan is to worship God as though you see Him; and if you do not see Him, He sees you."

Ihsanica Media publishes beautiful, high-quality books and resources from their traditional Islamic literary heritage, using both cutting-edge technologies and classical means of production. Their works are designed using multiple formats, from traditional, hard copy books, to electronic formats and other software applications.

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Taken from
Sa'adat al-darayn fi al-salat 'ala Sayyid al-kawnayn
by Imam Yusuf bin Isma'il al-Nabahani Alaihir raHmah

Shahzad Afzal


Duties of Children towards Deceased Parents

Duties of Children towards Deceased Parents
by AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Baraylawi Alaihir raHmah

A question was asked to the Great Mujaddid AlaHadrat Ash-Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri (Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu) regarding the Duties of Children towards deceased Parents... Over which HE stated the following points:

1. The first and foremost duty of the children after the death of the parent is that he should immediately arrange and take part in Ghusl, Salat al-Janaza (Funeral Prayer) and Burial which should be done in accordance with the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam, and hope for them to receive the Mercy of Almighty Allah.

2. He should always make Dua and Istighfar for them at all times and never be unconscious about it.

3. He should give out Sadaqah and Khayrat (Charity) and always send the rewards of good deeds (Aa'mal-e-Sawleh) to them in accordance to his personal capacity. When performing Salah and keeping Fast (Roza), do likewise for them. Actually, for any good deed performed, the Sawab should be forwarded to them and all deceased Muslims and this will not affect the benefits one will receive, in any way. On the contrary, the Sawab of such acts will be beneficial to himself, his parents and all the deceased of the Ummah.

4. If the parents left behind any kind of debts or credits it should be paid in full immediately from one's personal wealth, which should be regarded as blessings of this Duniya and Aakhirah. If you cannot afford to pay, assistance should be taken from the family, close friends or charitable Muslims.

5. If he has not performed Hajj, firstly, try to perform his Hajj-e-Badal for him personally, or send someone as a representative to do so. If he has any previous Zakah to be paid, do so immediately. If he has any Qada of Salat or Roza (Fasting) perform the Kaffarah for him. The children should, in all aspects, try their best to execute the duties of their parents which were left undone.

6. Whatever desires and wishes were made by the parent should be carried out even though it may displease you and the Shariah does not compel you to. For example, if he has made a Wasiyat (Wish) to give half of his wealth or belongings to a dear friend, non-inheritor or total outsider, even though in accordance to the Law of the Shariah, one-third of the wealth or belongings cannot be given to anyone without the consent of the heirs, it is best for the heirs to execute the Wasiyat and priority to the wishes and happiness of the deceased.

7. If he has taken an oath, carry it out after his death.If the parents had sworn an oath that their child must not do a certain thing or not meet with a certain person or must not go to a certain place, it must not be discarded after the death, saying :"Well, they are not alive so I can do certain things." Wrong! One should abide by it as he did while they were alive, as long as it does not conflict with the Shariah.

8. Visit their graves every Friday and recite Surah Yaseen at the graveside loudly and pass the Thawab of recitation to them. While travelling, never pass their graves without greeting and performing Fatiha.

9. As long as you live, be kind to their relatives.

10. Maintain friendship and respect for all their relatives.

11. Never, at any time, insult anyone's parents, so that they may not insult yours.

12. The most difficult duty is never to commit any sin and inflict harm to them in their graves. All deeds of the children are taken to their parents in the grave. On seeing the good deeds they are very pleased and their faces glitter with happiness. On the contrary, if they see the bad deeds or sins, they become very sad.

O! Merciful and Most Forgiving Allah! The Almighty and All Powerful! On behalf of your most Beloved Prophet, Mercy of the Universe (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam), protect us from sins and grant us the guidance and courage to always do good. Fill the graves of our elders and deceased with Light and happiness. O Allah! You are the All Powerful, we are the weak. You are the Wealthy and we are the poor. Protect us... Aameen!!

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416 Exalted Names of the Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam)

All praises are due to Allāh SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Who created His Beloved Rasool Sayyidunā MuHammad Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam.  Choicest Salāms and most revered Salutations upon the dazzling manifestation of the Sublime Lord SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala who is the most perfect and independent human created by the Real Absolute Almighty Allāh SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.


Names of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam
explicitly mentioned in the Qur'an al-Kareem

1. Muhammad: Praised One.
2. Ahmad: Most Deserving of Praise.
3. al-Ahsan: The Most Beautiful. The Best.
4. Udhun khayr: Friendly Ear.
5. al-A`la: The Highest (in all creation).
6. al-Imam: The Leader.
7. al-Amin: The Dependable.
8. al-Nabi: The Prophet.
9. al-Ummi: Literate without being taught by a Teacher -or- Base / Foundation of the Universe -or- the First & the Foremost..
10. Anfas al-`arab: The Most Precious of the Arabs.
11. Ayatullah: The Sign of Allah.
12. Alif lam mim ra: A-L-M-R.
13. Alif lam mim sad: A-L-M-S
14. al-Burhan: The Proof.
15. al-Bashir: The Bringer of Good Tidings.
16. al-Baligh: The Very Eloquent One.
17. al-Bayyina: The Exposition.
18. Thani ithnayn: The Second of Two.
19. al-Harîs: The Insistent One.
20. al-Haqq: The Truth Itself.
21. Ha Mim: H-M.
22. Ha Mim `Ayn Sîn Qaf: H-M- ` -S-Q.
23. al-Hanif: The One of Primordial Religion.
24. Khatim al-nabiyyin: The Seal of Prophets.
25. al-Khabir: The Knowledgeable One.
26. al-Da`i: The Summoner.
27. Dhu al-quwwa: The Strong One.
28. Rahmatun li al-`alamin: A Mercy for the Worlds.
29. al-Ra'uf: The Gentle One.
30. al-Rahim: The Compassionate One.
31. al-Rasul: The Messenger.
32. Sabil Allah: The Path to Allah.
33. al-Siraj al-munir: The Light-Giving Lamp.
34. al-Shâhid: The Eyewitness.
35. al-Shahîd: The Giver of Testimony.
36. al-Sâhib: The Companion.
37. al-Sidq: Truthfulness Itself.
38. al-Sirat al-mustaqim: The Straight Way.
39. Tah Sîn: T-S.
40. Tah Sîn Mim: T-S-M.
41. Tah Ha: T-H.
42. al-`Amil: The Worker.
43. al-`Abd: The Slave.
44. `Abd Allah: Allah's Slave.
45. al-`Urwat al-wuthqa: The Sure Rope.
46. al-`Aziz: The Mighty One. The Dearest One.
47. al-Fajr: The Dawn.
48. Fadl Allah: Allah's Grace.
49. Qadamu Sidq: Truthful Ground.
50. al-Karim: The Generous One.
51. Kaf Ha' Ya' `Ayn Sad: K-H-Y- ` - S
52. al-Lisan: Language Itself.
53. al-Mubashshir: The Harbinger of Goodness.
54. al-Mubîn: The Manifest.
55. al-Muddaththir: The Cloaked One.
56. al-Muzzammil: The Enshrouded One.
57. al-Mudhakkir: The Reminder.
58. al-Mursal: The Envoy.
59. al-Muslim: The One Who Submits.
60. al-Mashhud: The One Witnessed To.
61. al-Musaddiq: The Confirmer.
62. al-Muta`: The One Who Is Obeyed.
63. al-Makîn: The Staunch One.
64. al-Munadi: The Crier.
65. al-Mundhir: The Admonisher.
66. al-Mizan: The Balance.
67. al-Nas: Humanity.
68. al-Najm: The Star.
69. al-Thaqib: The Sharp-Witted One.
70. al-Nadhîr: The Warner.
71. Ni`mat Allah: Allah's Great Favor.
72. al-Nur: The Light.
73. Nun: N.
74. al-Hadi: Guidance Itself.
75. al-Wali: The Ally.
76. al-Yatim: The Orphan. The Unique One.
77. Ya Sîn: I-S.

Names of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam
mentioned in the Qur'an as verbs

078. âkhidh al-sadaqat: The Collector of Alms.
079. al-âmir: The Commander.
080. al-Nâhi: The Forbidder.
081. al-Tâli: The Successor.
082. al-Hâkim: The Arbitrator.
083. al-Dhakir: The Rememberer.
084. al-Râdi: The Acquiescent.
085. al-Râghib: The Keen.
086. al-Wâdi`: The Deposer.
087. Rafî` al-dhikr: The One of Exalted Fame.
088. Rafî` al-darajât: The One of The Exalted Ranks.
089. al-Sâjid: The Prostrate.
090. al-Sâbir: The Long-Suffering.
091. al-Sâdi`: The Conqueror of Obstacles.
092. al-Safuh: The Oft-Forgiving.
093. al-`âbid: The Worshipful.
094. al-`âlim: The Knower.
095. al-`Alîm: The Deeply Aware.
096. al-`Afuw: The Grantor of Pardon.
097. al-Ghâlib: The Victor.
098. al-Ghani: The Free From Want.
099. al-Muballigh: The Bearer of News.
100. al-Muttaba`: He Who Is Followed.
101. al-Mutabattil: The Utter Devotee.
102. al-Mutarabbis: The Expectant One.
103. al-Muhallil: The Dispenser of Permissions.
104. al-Muharrim: The Mandator of Prohibitions.
105. al-Murattil: The Articulate.
106. al-Muzakki: The Purifier.
107. al-Musabbih: The Lauder.
108. al-Musta`îdh: The Seeker of Refuge.
109. al-Mustaghfir: The Seeker of Forgiveness.
110. al-Mu'min: The Believer. The Grantor of Safety.
111. al-Mushâwir: The Consultant.
112. al-Musalli: The Prayerful.
113. al-Mu`azzaz: The Strengthened One.
114. al-Muwaqqar: Held in Awe.
115. al-Ma`sum: Immune.
116. al-Mansur: The One With Divine Help.
117. al-Mawla: The Master of Favors and Help.
118. al-Mu'ayyad: The Recipient of Support.
119. al-Nâsib: The One Who Makes Great Effort.
120. al-Hâdi: The Guide.
121. al-Wâ`izh: The Exhorter.

[Note: The character <â> denotes a long A or alif.]


Names of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam
in the Hadith and the Ancient Books

122. Ajîr: The Saved One.
123. Uhyad: The Dissuader.
124. Ahhad: The Peerless One.
125. Akhumakh: Of Sound Submission.
126. al-Atqa: The Most Godwary.
127. al-Abarr: The Most Righteous One. The Most Pious One.
128. al-Abyad: The Fairest One.
129. al-Agharr: The Most Radiant One.
130. al-Anfar: The One With the Largest Assembly.
131. al-Asdaq: The Most Truthful.
132. al-Ajwad: The Most Bounteous.
133. Ashja` al-Nas: The Most Courageous of Humanity.
134. al-âkhidh bi al-hujuzât: The Grasper of Waist-Knots.
135. Arjah al-nas `aqlan: The Foremost in Humankind in Intellect.
136. al-A`lamu billah: The Foremost in Knowledge of Allah.
137. al-Akhsha lillah: The Foremost in Fear of Allah.
138. Afsah al-`arab: The Most Articulate of the Arabs.
139. Aktharu al-anbiya'i tabi`an: The Prophet With The Largest Following.
140. al-Akram: The One Held in Highest Honor.
141. al-Iklil: The Diadem.
142. Imam al-nabiyyin: The Leader of Prophets.
143. Imam al-muttaqin: The Leader of the Godwary.
144. Imam al-nas: The Leader of Humankind.
145. Imam al-khayr: The Good Leader.
146. al-Amân: The Safeguard.
147. Amanatu as-habih: (The Keeper of) His Companions's Trust.
148. al-Awwal: The First.
149. al-âkhir: The Last.
140: Ukhrâya: The Last (of the Prophets). His name in the Torah.
141: al-Awwâh: The One Who Cries Ah.
142: al-Abtahi: The One from Bitah between Mecca and Mina.
143. al-Bâriqlît, al-Barqalîtos: The Paraclete. The Spirit of Holiness. The Innocent One.
144. al-Bâtin: The Hidden One (in his station).
145. Bim'udhma'udh: One of his names in the Torah.
146. al-Bayan: The Exposition.
147. al-Taqi: The One Who Guards Himself.
148. al-Tihami: The One from Tihama (the lowland of the Hijaz).
149. al-Thimal: The Protector.
150. al-Jabbar: The Fierce One.
151. al-Khatim: The Sealer.
152. al-Hâshir: The Gatherer.
153. Hât Hât: His name in the Psalms.
154. al-Hâfizh: The Preserver.
155. Hâmid: Praiseful.
156. Hâmil liwa' al-hamd: Bearer of the Flag of Praise.
157: Habib Allah: Allah's Beloved.
158. Habib al-Rahman: The Beloved of the Merciful.
159. Habîtan: His name in the Injil.
160. al-Hujja: The Proof.
162. Hirzan li al-`ayn: A Barrier Against The Evil Eye.
163. al-Hasîb: The Sufficient One. The Highborn One.
164. al-Hafîzh: The Keeper and Guardian.
165. al-Hakîm: The Wise One.
166. al-Halîm: The Meek One.
167. Hammitâya: Guardian of Sanctity.
168. al-Humayd: The Praised One.
169. al-Hamîd: The Praised One.
170. al-Hayy: The Living One.
171. Khâzin mal Allah: Allah's Treasurer.
172. al-Khâshi`: The Fearful One.
173. al-Khâdi`: The Submissive One.
174. Khatîb al-nabiyyin: The Orator Among the Prophets.
175. Khalil Allah: Allah's Close Friend.
176. Khalifat Allah: Allah's Deputy.
177. Khayr al-`alamin: The Greatest Goodness in the Worlds.
178. Khayru khalq Allah: The Greatest Good in Allah's Creation.
179. Khayru hadhihi al-umma: The Best of This Community.
180. Dar al-hikma: The House of Wisdom.
181. al-Dâmigh: The Refuter (of Falsehoods).
182. al-Dhikr: The Remembrance.
183. al-Dhakkar: The One Who Remembers Much.
184. al-Râfi`: The Exalter.
185. Râkib al-buraq: The Rider of the Buraq.
186. Râkib al-jamal: The Rider of the Camel.
187. Rahmatun muhdat: Mercy Bestowed.
188. Rasul al-rahma: The Emissary of Mercy.
189. Rasul al-raha: The Emissary of Relief.
190. Rasul / Nabi al-malahim: The Emissary / Prophet of Battles.
191. Rukn al-mutawadi`in: The Pillar of the Humble Ones.
192. al-Rahhab: The Most Fearful.
193. Ruh al-haqq: The Spirit of Truth.
194. Ruh al-qudus: The Spirit of Holiness.
195. al-Zahid: The One Who Does-Without.
196. al-Zaki: The Pure One.
197. al-Zamzami: The Heir of Zamzam.
198. Zaynu man wâfa al-qiyama: The Ornament of All Present on the Day of Judgment.
199. Sabiq: Foremost.
200. Sarkhatilos: Paraclete (in Syriac).
201. Sa`id: Felicitous.
202. al-Salam: Peace.
203. Sayyid al-nas: The Master of Humanity.
204. Sayyid walad Adam: The Master of the Children of Adam.
205. Sayf Allah: Allah's Sword.
206. al-Shâri`: The Law-Giver.
207. al-Shâfi`: The Intercessor.
208. al-Shafî`: The Constant Intercessor.
209. al-Mushaffa`: The One Granted Intercession.
210. al-Shâkir: The Thankful One.
211. al-Shakkâr: The One Who Thanks Much.
212. al-Shakur: The Ever-Thankful.
213. Sâhib al-taj: The Wearer of the Crown.
214. Sâhib al-hujja: The Bringer of The Proof.
215. Sâhib al-hawd: The Owner of the Pond.
216. Sâhib al-kawthar: The Owner of the River of Kawthar.
217. Sâhib al-hatîm: The Lord of the Court Before the Ka`ba.
218. Sâhib al-khâtim: The Owner of the Seal.
219. Sâhibu Zamzam: The Owner of Zamzam.
220. Sâhib al-sultan: The Possessor of Authority.
221: Sâhib al-sayf: The Bearer of the Sword.
222. Sâhib al-shafa`at al-kubra: The Great Intercessor.
223. Sâhib al-qadib: The Bearer of the Rod.
224. Sâhib al-liwa': The Carrier of the Flag.
225. Sâhib al-mahshar: The Lord of the Gathering.
226. Sâhib al-mudarra`a: The Wearer of Armor.
227. Sâhib al-mash`ar: The Owner of the Landmark.
228. Sâhib al-mi`raj: The One Who Ascended.
229. Sâhib al-maqam al-mahmud: The One of Glorified Station.
230. Sâhib al-minbar: The Owner of the Pulpit.
231. Sâhib al-na`layn: The Wearer of Sandals.
232. Sâhib al-hirâwa: The Bearer of the Cane.
233. Sâhib al-wasila: The Possessor of the Means.
234. Sâhib la ilaha illallah: The Teacher of "There is no god but Allah."
235. al-Sadiq: The Truthful.
236. al-Masduq: The Confirmed.
237. al-Sâlih: The righteous one.
238. al-Dâbit: The One Given Mastery.
239. al-Dahuk: The Cheerful One.
240. al-Tahir: The (Ritually) Pure One.
241. Tâb Tâb: Of Blessed Memory. His Name in the Torah.
242. al-Tayyib: The Salutary One. The Fragrant One.
243. al-Zhahir: The Prevailer.
244. al-`âqib: The Last in Succession.
245. al-`Adl: The Just.
246. al-`Arabi: The Arabian. The Speaker of Arabic.
247. `Ismatullah: Allah's Protection.
248. al-`Azhim: The Tremendous One.
249. al-`Afif: The Chaste One.
250. al-`Ali: The High One.
251. al-Ghafur: The Frequent and Abundant Forgiver.
252. al-Ghayth: Rain. Help (esp. in the elements).
253. al-Fâtih: The Conqueror.
254. al-Fâriq: The Separator Between Good and Bad.
255. Fârqilîta: The Paraclete.
256. Fartt: The Scout.
257. al-Fasîh: The Highly Articulate One.
258. Falâh: Felicity.
259. Fi'at al-muslimin: The Main Body of the Muslims.
260. al-Qa'im: The One Who Stands and Warns. The Establisher.
261. Qâsim: The Distributer.
262. Qa'id al-khayr: The Leader Who Guides to Goodness.
263. Qa'id al-ghurr al-muhajjalîn: Leader of the Bright-Limbed Ones.
264. al-Qattal: The Dauntless Fighter.
265. Qutham: Of Perfect Character. Gifted With Every Merit.
266. Qudmâya: The First (of the Prophets). His name in the Torah.
267. al-Qurashi: The One From Quraysh.
268. al-Qarîb: The Near One.
269. al-Qayyim: The Righteous Straightener (of the Community).
270. al-Kâff: The One Who Puts a Stop (to Disobedience).
271. al-Mâjid: The Glorifier.
272. al-Mâhi: The Eraser (of Disbelief).
273. al-Ma'mun: The One Devoid of Harm.
274. al-Mubarak: The Blessed One.
275. al-Muttaqi: The Godwary One.
276. al-Mutamakkin: Made Firm and Established.
277. al-Mutawakkil: Completely Dependent Upon Allah.
278. al-Mujtaba: The Elect One.
279. al-Mukhbit: The Humble Before Allah.
280. al-Mukhbir: The Bringer of News.
281. al-Mukhtar: The Chosen One.
282. al-Mukhlis: The Perfectly Sincere One.
283. al-Murtaja: The Much Anticipated One.
284. al-Murshid: The Guide.
285. Marhama: General Amnesty.
286. Malhama: Great Battle.
287. Marghama: Greater Force.
288. al-Musaddad: Made Righteous.
289. al-Mas`ud: The Fortunate.
290. al-Masîh: The Anointed.
291. al-Mashfu`: Granted Intercession.
292. Mushaqqah / Mushaffah: Praised One.
293. al-Mustafa: The One Chosen and Purified.
294. al-Muslih: The Reformer.
295. al-Mutahhir / al-Mutahhar: The Purifier / The Purified One.
296. al-Muti`: The Obedient One.
297. al-Mu`ti: The Giver.
298. al-Mu`aqqib: The One Who Comes Last in Succession.
299. al-Mu`allim: The Teacher.
300. al-Mifdal: The Most Generous.
301. al-Mufaddal: Favored Above All Others.
302. al-Muqaddas: The One Held Sacred.
303. Muqim al-Sunna: The Founder of The Way.
304. al-Mukrim: The One Who Honored Others.
305. al-Makki: The Meccan One.
306. al-Madani: The Madinan One.
307. al-Muntakhab: The Chosen One.
308. al-Munhaminna: The Praised One (in Syriac).
309. al-Munsif: The Equitable One.
310. al-Munib: The Oft-Repentant One.
311. al-Muhajir: The Emigrant.
312. al-Mahdi: The Well-Guided One.
313. al-Muhaymin: The Watcher.
314. al-Mu'tamin: The One Given the Trust.
315. Mûsal: Mercied. (In the Torah.)
316. Mâdh Mâdh / Mûdh Mûdh / Mîdh Mîdh: Of Blessed Memory.
317. al-Nâsikh: The Abrogator.
318. al-Nâshir: The Proclaimer.
319. al-Nâsih: The Most Sincere Adviser.
320. al-Nâsir: The Helper.
321. Nabi al-marhama: The Prophet of General Amnesty.
322. al-Nasîb: The One of High Lineage.
323. al-Naqiy: The Limpid One.
324. al-Naqîb: Trustee. Guarantor.
325. al-Hâshimi: The One of Hâshim's Line.
326. al-Wâsit: Central in Relation To All The Noble Families.
327. al-Wâ`id: The Harbinger of Terrible News.
328. al-Wasîla: The Means.
329. al-Wafi: Holder of His Promise.
330. Abu al-Qasim: Father of Qasim.
331. Abu Ibrahim: Father of Ibrahim.
332. Abu al-Mu'minin: Father of the Believers.
333. Abu al-Arâmil: Father of Widows.


Additional Names of Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam
From Al-Jazuli's (d. 870) Dalail al-Khayrat

334. Wahîd: Unique One.
335. Sayyid: Master.
336. Jâmi`: Unifier.
337. Muqtafi: Imitated One.
338. Kâmil: Perfect One.
339. Safi Allah: Allah's Chosen and Purified One.
340. Naji Allah: Allah's Intimate Friend.
341. Kalîm Allah: Conversant With Allah.
342. Muhyin: Giver of Life.
343. Munajji: Savior.
344. Ma`lum: Of Known Position.
345. Shahîr: Famous.
346. Mashhud: Visible.
347. Misbâh: Lamp.
348. Mad`uw: Called upon.
349. Mujib: Responsive to Requests.
350. Mujab: Whose Request is Granted.
351. Hafiy: Affectionate and Kind.
352. Mukarram: Highly Honored.
353. Matîn: Steadfast.
354. Mu'ammil: Rouser of Hope.
355. Wasûl: Conveyer?
356. Dhu hurma: Sacrosanct.
357. Dhu makâna: Of Eminent Station.
358. Dhu `izz: Endowed With Might.
359. Dhu Fadl: Pre-Eminent.
360. Ghawth: Helper.
361. Ghayyath: Prompt and Frequent Helper.
362. Hadiyyatullah: Allah's Gift.
363. Sirât Allah: The Way to Allah.
364. Dhikrullah: The Remembrance of Allah.
365. Hizbullah: The Party of Allah.
366. Muntaqa: Carefully Selected.
367. Abu al-Tahir: Father of Tahir.
368. Barr: Pious. Dutiful.
369. Mubirr: Who Overcomes.
370. Wajîh: Distinguished In Allah's Sight.
371. Nasîh: One Who Excels At Sincere Advice.
372. Wakîl: Trustee. Dependable.
373. Kafîl: Guarantor. Guardian.
374. Shafîq: Solicitous. Tender.
375. Ruh al-qist: The Spirit of Justice.
376. Muktafi: Does With Little.
377. Bâligh: One Who Has Reached His Goal.
378. Shâfi: Healer.
379. Wâsil: One Who has Reached His Goal.
380. Mawsûl: Connected.
381. Sâ'iq: (Mindful) Conductor.
382. Muhdi: Guide.
383. Muqaddam: Pre-eminent One.
384. Fâdil: Most Excellent One.
385. Miftâh: Key.
386. Miftâh al-rahma: The Key to Mercy.
387. Miftâh al-janna: The Key to Paradise.
388. `Alam al-iman: The Standard of Belief.
389. `Alam al-yaqîn: The Standard of Certainty.
390. Dalîl al-khayrât: The Guide to Good Things.
391. Musahhih al-hasanât: The Ratifier of Good Deeds.
392. Muqîl al-`atharât: The Dismisser of Private Faults.
393. Safûh `an al-zallât: The One Who Disregards Lapses.
394. Sâhib al-qadam: Possessor of The Foothold.
395. Makhsûs bi al-`izz: Alone to Be Granted Might.
396. Makhsûs bi al-majd: Alone to Be Granted Glory.
397. Makhsûs bi al-sharaf: Alone to Be Granted Honor.
398. Sâhib al-fadîla: Possessor of Greatest Pre-Eminence.
399. Sâhib al-izâr: The Wearer of the Loin-wrap.
400. Sâhib al-rida': The Wearer of the Cloak.
401. Sâhib al-daraja al-rafî`a: Possessor of the Highest Degree.
402. Sâhib al-mighfar: Possessor of the Helmet.
403. Sâhib al-bayân: The Spokesman.
404. Mutahhar al-janân: Purified of Heart.
405. Sahîh al-islam: Completer of Islam.
406. Sayyid al-kawnayn: Master of Humanity and Jinn.
407. `Ayn al-na`îm: Spring of Bliss. Bliss Itself.
408. `Ayn al-ghurr: Spring of the Radiant Ones. Radiance Itself.
409. Sa`dullah: Felicity Bestowed by Allah.
410. Sa`d al-khalq: Felicited Bestowed Upon Creation.
411. Khatîb al-umam: The Orator to the Nations.
412. `Alam al-huda: Flag of Guidance.
413. Kâshif al-kurab: Remover of Adversities.
414. Râfi` al-rutab: The Raiser of Ranks.
415. `Izz al-`arab: Might and Glory of the Arabs.
416. Sâhib al-faraj: Bringer of Deliverance.

[SallAllahu Ta'ala Alaihi wa Aalihi wa SaHbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam]


Al-Jazuli's Invocation at the End of His list of
the Prophet's (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Names

O Allah, O our Lord! for the honor of Your elect Prophet and Pleasing Messenger before You, purify our hearts from all the traits that keep us away from Your presence and Your love, and have us pass away following his Way and adhering to his Congregation, longing to meet You, O Possessor of Majesty and Generosity! And the blessings and abundant greetings and peace of Allah be upon our master and liege-lord Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, and upon his Family and Companions... Aameen!


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Compiled by
MuHammad Faysal Noori

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Monday, February 20, 2012

What is Imaan-e-Kaamil - [Perfect Imaan] - ??

What is Imaan-e-Kaamil  Perfect Imaan  ??


All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation. The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Owner of the Day of Recompense. Who blessed us being the Ummah of His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam. Who sanctified our hearts with the Love and Affection towards His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam. Who blessed us with the most precious treasure of Iman (Faith). Countless Salutations, Peace and Blessings be upon the Cream of the Creation... Mercy for all Worlds... Seal of the Prophets Sayyiduna wa Maulana MuHammadur RasoolALLAH Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam, His Blessed Parents, His entire Family, His Progeny, His Companions and all those who Follow Him!!

In the present era, It is really being felt that people must get aware of the Value of Iman and to know what Iman really is? Especially when the Thieves and Robbers of Iman are everywhere putting the garb (attire) of the Scholars of Islam, Aalim, Mufti, Hafiz, Teacher, Imam, Doctor, Professor etc. Who are continuously cropping the deviations and confusions in the minds of a common Muslims who in their ignorance get deceived by the Insolent and Corrupt Creeds. May ALLAH Guide us on the Straight Path!

Following are Golden Words by the Great Mujaddid AlaHadrat Ash-Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri that will surely help us to understand the True meaning of Iman inshaALLAH!


What is Imaan?

Iman is to accept every word of Sayyiduna RasoolAllah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam as absolute and nothing else but truth and to testify whole-heartedly the reality and truth of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

One who observes the above would be called a Muslim, that is, if any of his words, actions or conditions does not reject, insult or falsify Almighty Allah and His Rasool SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. His relationship with Almighty Allah and His Rasool SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam must be above all other relationships. He must love and respect all those who are the beloved of Almighty Allah and His Rasool SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam even though that person may be his enemy. He must disrespect and hate all those who disrespect and hate Almighty Allah and His Rasool SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam even if that person may be his beloved son. Whatever he gives should be for Almighty Allah and whatever he abstains from must be for Almighty Allah. Such a persons Iman is known as "Kamil" or "Complete".

Sayyiduna RasoolAllah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam states:

من أحب لله وأبغض لله وأعطى لله ومنع لله فقد استكمل الإيمان
"One who loves for Allah, hates anyone because of Allah, spends for Allah and holds back for Allah, then, indeed, he has completed his Iman." [Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol 2, Page 632 - Hadith 4681]


The Value of Iman

Until such a time a person does not love and respect the exalted Nabi SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, even though that person worships all his life, his worship is fruitless and rejected. Numerous Jogees, Monks and Hermits take to seclusion and spend their lives in the Remembrance of Almighty Allah. Some of them even indulge in the Zikr of "La ilaha illal lah" (There is no god but Allah), but they do not respect and love Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. What benefit is such Ibadah? Almighty Allah states in the Holy Quran:

وقدمنا الى ما عملوا من عمل فجعلناه هباء منثورا
"And We turned all the deeds they had performed into scattered floating specks of dust." [Furqan 25:23] 

In another verse concerning such worshipers, Almighty Allah states:

عاملة ناصبة ۔ تصلى نارا حامية
"Laboring, striving hard. (Yet) Going into the blazing fire." [Ghashiyah 88:3/4]

Say, O Muslims! Does the dependence of Iman, serenity, survival and acceptance of deeds depends on the love and respect for the glorious Prophet of Allah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam or not? Say "YES" and certainly, YES!


The Validity of Iman on Two Important Points

(A) Respect for Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, and
(B) To love him above all creation within the universe.

The correct method to put this to test is to see that all those whom you love and respect, for example, Father, Teacher, Children, Brother, Murshid, Molvi, Mufti, Hafiz, Lecturer, Imam, or Friends, etc., if they at any time show the slightest disrespect for the Station of Sayyiduna Muhammadur Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, then there must not remain an atom of love and respect for that person in your heart. Such an insolent person should be totally severed from family and community. His name should cause great discomfort to you. His knowledge or status should be absolutely rejected and discarded. After all, your respect and connection with him was due to his respect for Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Now that he insults the very reason of respect what more is left to have any reasons to respect such an audacious person.

On the other hand, if you accepted or observed silence to his insult to Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, kept good friends with him, did not regard him as wretched, shameless and mean-spirited and liked his condemnation, the, by Allah, with great justice, analyze where do you stand in the test of Iman!


Dear Muslims! Is it possible that the heart that contains the love and honour of the master of the universe, Sayyiduna Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, could ever tolerate insults to him, though it may be his Ustaz, Murshid or father? Would the heart that extremely loves the Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam above all creation, ever respect or love one who belittles the unique and faultless Prophet of Allah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, even though it may be his own child or intimate friend?

Brothers and Sisters in Islam! The reason for showing respect to a learned scholar or Alim is that he is a Waris (Inheritor) to the Knowledge of Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Is that person the Waris of Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam or is that person a Shaitan who goes astray from the path of righteousness? In the former, his respect was the respect of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, and, in the latter, his respect was for Shaitan. This is the case when an alim goes astray, like the Ulema of un-Islamic belief. Then, what can be said about that person who commits Kufr? To regard such a person as Alim-e-Deen is Kufr itself!

A million regrets on him who claims to be a Muslim but respects and regards his Ustaz greater than Almighty Allah and His Rasool SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. O Allah! With the true respect and mercy of your beloved Habeeb SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, grant us true Iman. Ameen!


Steadfastness in Belief

Salvation depends on the fact that every single belief of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamah be so firm that one will remain firm even is the sky and the earth vanishes. One must have great fear for his belief at all times. The Ulama of Islam state that:

"One who does not fear that his Iman may be taken away, would be stripped of his Iman at the time of death."

Sayyiduna Umar Faruq (Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu) states:

"If a voice calls out from the sky that all the people of the earth are forgiven but one, I would fear that the one would be me, and if the voice calls out that all the people on earth are dwellers of Hell but one, I will hope that the one be me."

The status of "Khouf" (Fear) and "Raja" (Hope) must have a balance as displayed by Sayyiduna Umar Faruq (Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu).


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All good is from Allah Ta'ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta'ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. May we live in this World with extreme protection of Iman and leave this world having our Iman safe and sound. May ALLAH keep us away from the tricks and hypocrisy of hypocrites; May ALLAH guide us to the path of those whom HE have favored. Keep us safe and away from those who have earned HIS anger and of those who have gone astray... Aameen!!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

21st Rabi' al Awwal | Shaykh al-Muhaqqiq 'Ala al-Itlaaq Shah Abd al-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlvi Alaihir raHmah [URDU]


شیخ محقق علی الاطلاق حضرت شاہ عبد الحق محدث دہلوی رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ بن سیف الدین بن سعد اللہ بن شیخ فیروز بن ملک موسی بن ملک معز الدین بن آغا محمد ترک بخاری کی ولادت ماہ محرم ۹۵۸ھ /۱۵۵۱ء کو دہلی میں ہوئی ۔یہ سلیم شاہ سوری کا زمانہ تھا ، مہدوی تحریک اس وقت پورے عروج پر تھی جسکے بانی سید محمد جونپوری تھے ۔ شیخ کی ابتدائی تعلیم وتربیت خود والد ماجد کی آغوش ہی میں ہوئی ۔والد ماجد نے انکو بعض ایسی ہدایتیں کی تھیں جس پر آپ تمام عمر عمل پیرا رہے ، قرآن کریم کی تعلیم سے لیکر کافیہ تک والد ماجد ہی سے پڑھا۔

شیخ سیف الدین اپنے بیٹے کی تعلیم خود اپنی نگرانی میں مکمل کرانے کیلئے بے چین رہتے تھے ، انکی تمنا تھی کہ وہ اپنے جگر گوشہ کے سینہ میں وہ تمام علوم منتقل کر دیں جو انہوں نے عمر بھر کے ریاض سے حاصل کئے تھے ، لیکن انکی پیرانہ سالی کا زمانہ تھا ، اس لئے سخت مجبور بھی تھے کبھی کتابوں کا شمار کرتے اور حسرت کے ساتھ کہتے کہ یہ اور پڑ ھالو ں ۔پھر فرماتے ۔

مجھے بڑ ی خوشی ہوتی ہے جس وقت یہ تصور کرتا ہوں کہ اللہ تعالیٰ تجھ کو اس کمال تک پہونچادے جو میں نے خیال کیا ہے ۔

حضرت شخ رحمة اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ نے صر ف تین ماہ میں پورا قرآن پاک مکمل قواعد کے ساتھ اپنے والد ماجد سے پڑھ لیا۔ اورایک ماہ میں کتابت کی قدرت اور انشاء کا سلیقہ حاصل ہو گیا اٹھارہ سال کی عمر میں آپ نے تمام علوم عقلیہ اور نقلیہ اپنے والد ماجد سے حاصل کر لیے ۔اس دوران آپ نے جید علماء کرام سے بھی اکتساب علم کیا ۔

شیخ محدث خود بے حد ذہین تھے ، طلب علم کا سچا جذبہ تھا ، بارہ تیرہ برس کی عمر میں شرح شمسیہ اورشرح عقائد پڑ ھ لی اور پندرہ برس کی عمر ہو گی ، کہ مختصر ومطول سے فارغ ہوئے ، اٹھا رہ برس کی عمر میں علوم عقلیہ ونقلیہ کا کوئی گوشہ ایسا نہ تھا جسکی سیر نہ کر چکے ہوں ۔

عربی میں کامل دستگاہ اور علم کلام ومنطق پر پورا عبور حاصل کرنے کے بعد شیخ محدث نے دانشمندان ماوراء النہر سے اکتساب کیا ۔شیخ نے ان بزرگوں کے نام نہیں بتائے ، بہرحال ان علوم کے حصول میں بھی انکی مشغولیت اور انہماک کا یہ عالم رہا کہ رات ودن کے کسی حصہ میں فرصت نہ ملتی تھی ۔

شیخ نے پاکئی عقل وخرد کے ساتھ ساتھ عفت قلب ونگاہ کا بھی پوراپورا خیال رکھا ، بچپن سے انکو عبادت وریاضت میں دلچسپی تھی ، انکے والد ماجد نے ہدایت کی تھی ۔

ملائے خشک ونا ہموار نباشی

چنانچہ عمر بھر انکے ایک ہاتھ میں جام شریعت رہا اور دوسرے میں سندان عشق ۔والد ماجد نے ان میں عشق حقیقی کے وہ جذبات پھونک دیئے تھے جو آخر عمر تک انکے قلب وجگر کو گرماتے رہے ۔

اس زمانہ میں شیخ محدث کو علماء ومشائخ کی صحبت میں بیٹھنے اور مستفید ہونے کا بڑ ا شوق تھا ، اپنے مذہبی جذبات اور خلوص نیت کے باعث وہ ان بزرگوں کے لطف وکرم کا مرکز بن جاتے تھے ۔

شیخ اسحاق متوفی ۹۸۹ھ سہروردیہ سلسلہ کے مشہور بزرگ تھے اور ملتان سے دہلی سکونت اختیار کر لی تھی ، اکثر اوقات خاموش رہتے لیکن جب شیخ انکی خدمت میں حاضر ہوتے تو بے حد التفات و کرم فرماتے ۔

شیخ نے تکمیل علم کے بعد ہندوستان کیوں چھوڑا اسکی داستان طویل ہے ، مختصر یہ کہ اپ کچھ عرصہ فتح پور سیکری میں رہے ، وہاں اکبر کے درباریوں نے آپکی قدر بھی کی لیکن حالات کی تبدیلی نے یوں کروٹ لی کہ اکبر نے دین الہی کا فتنہ کھڑا کر دیا۔ ابو الفضل اور فیضی نے اس دینی انتشار کی رہبری کی ، یہ دیکھ کر آپکی طبیعت گھبرا گئی ، ان حالات میں ترک وطن کے سوا کوئی چارہ نہ تھا ، لہذا آپ نے غیرت دینی سے مجبور ہوکر حجاز کی راہ لی ۔

۹۹۶ھ میں جبکہ شیخ کی عمر اڑ تیس سال تھی وہ حجاز کی طرف روانہ ہوگئے ۔وہاں پہونچ کر آپ نے تقریباً تین سال کا زمانہ شیخ عبدالوہاب متقی کی خدمت میں گذرا ۔انکی صحبت نے سونے پر سہاگے کا کام کیا ، شیخ نے علم کی تکمیل کرائی اور احسان وسلوک کی را ہوں سے آشنا کیا ۔

شیخ عبدالوہاب متقی نے آپکو مشکوة کا درس دینا شروع کیا ، درمیان میں مدینہ طیبہ کی حاضری کا شرف بھی حاصل ہوا اور پھر تین سال کی مدت میں مشکوة کا درس مکمل ہوا ۔

اسکے بعد آداب ذکر ، تقلیل طعام وغیرہ کی تعلیم دی اور تصوف کی کچھ کتابیں پڑ ھائیں ۔ پھر حرم شریف کے ایک حجرہ میں ریاضت کیلئے بٹھادیا ۔شیخ عبدالوہاب متقی نے اس زمانہ میں انکی طرف خاص توجہ کی ۔ ان کا یہ دستور تھا کہ ہر جمعہ کو حرم شریف میں حاضر ہوا کرتے تھے ۔ جب یہاں آتے تو شیخ عبدالحق سے بھی ملتے اور انکی عبادت وریاضت کی نگرانی فرماتے ۔

فقہ حنفی کے متعلق شیخ محدث کے خیالات قیام حجاز کے دوران بدل گئے تھے اور وہ شافعی مذہب اختیار کرنے کا ارادہ رکھتے تھے ، شیخ عبدالوہاب کو اس کا علم ہوا تو مناقب امام اعظم پر ایسا پرتاثیر خطبہ ارشاد فرمایا کہ شیخ محدث کے خیالات بدل گئے اور فقہ حنفی کی عظمت ان کے دل میں جاگزیں ہوگئی ۔حدیث ، تصوف فقہ حنفی اور حقوق العباد کی اعلی تعلیم در حقیقت شیخ عبدالوہاب متقی کے قدموں میں حاصل کی ۔

علم وعمل کی سب وادیوں کی سیر کرنے کے بعد شیخ عبدالوہاب متقی نے شیخ عبدالحق محدث دہلوی کو ہندوستان واپس جانے کی ہدایت کی اور فرمایا ۔

اب تم اپنے گھر جاؤ کہ تمہاری والدہ اور بچے بہت پریشان حال اورتمہارے منتظر ہونگے ۔

شیخ محدث ہندوستان کے حالات سے کچھ ایسے دل برداشتہ ہو چکے تھے کہ یہاں آنے کو مطلق طبیعت نہ چاہتی تھی ۔لیکن شیخ کا حکم ماننا ازبس ضروری تھا ، شیخ نے رخصت کرتے وقت حضرت سیدنا غوث اعظم شیخ عبدالقادر جیلانی رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ کا ایک، پیراہن مبارک عنایت فرمایا ۔

آپ ۱۰۰۰ھ میں ہندوستان واپس آئے ۔ یہ وہ زمانہ تھا جب اکبر کے غیر متعین مذہبی افکار نے دین الہی کی شکل اختیار کر لی تھی ۔ملک کا سارا مذہبی ماحول خراب ہو چکا تھا ۔شریعت وسنت سے بے اعتنائی عام ہوگئی تھی ۔دربار میں اسلامی شعار کی کھلم کھلا تضحیک کی جاتی تھی ۔

حجاز سے واپسی پر شیخ عبدالحق نے دہلی میں مسند درس وارشاد بچھادی ۔شمالی ہندوستان میں اس زمانہ کا یہ پہلا مدرسہ تھا جہاں سے شریعت وسنت کی آواز بلند ہوئی ۔درس وتدریس کا یہ مشغلہ آپ نے آخری لمحات تک جاری رکھا ۔انکا مدرسہ دہلی ہی میں نہیں سارے شمالی ہندوستان میں ایسی امتیازی شان رکھتا تھا کہ سیکڑ وں کی تعداد میں طلبہ استفادہ کیلئے جمع ہوتے اور متعدد اساتذہ درس وتدریس کاکام انجام دیتے تھے ۔

یہ دارالعلوم اس طوفانی دور میں شریعت اسلامیہ اور سنت نبویہ کی سب سے بڑ ی پشت پناہ تھا ، مذہبی گمراہیوں کے بادل چاروں طرف منڈلائے ، مخالف طاقتیں باربار اس دارالعلوم کے بام ودرسے ٹکرائیں لیکن شیخ محدث کے پائے ثبات میں ذرابھی لغزش پید انہ ہوئی ۔آپنے عزم واستقلال سے وہ کام انجام دیا جو ان حالات میں ناممکن نظر آتا تھا ۔

شیخ نے سب سے پہلے والد ماجد سے روحانی تعلیم حاصل کی تھی اور انہیں کے حکم سے حضرت سید موسی گیلانی کے حلقہ مریدین میں شامل ہوئے ۔ یہ سلسلہ قادریہ کے عظیم المرتب بزرگ تھے ۔مکہ معظمہ سے بھی سلسلہ قادریہ ، چشتیہ ، شاذلیہ اور مدینیہ میں خلافت حاصل کی ۔

ہندوستان واپسی پر حضرت خواجہ باقی باللہ کے فیوض وبرکات سے مستفید ہوئے ۔ حضرت خواجہ باقی باللہ کی ذات گرامی احیاء سنت اور اماتت بدعت کی تمام تحریکوں کا منبع و مخرج تھی ۔انکے ملفوظات ومکتوبات کا ایک ایک حرف انکی مجد دانہ مساعی ، بلندی فکرونظر کا شاہد ہے ۔

شیخ کا قلبی اور حقیقی تعلق سلسلہ قادریہ سے تھا ، انکی عقیدت وارادت کا مرکز حضرت سیدنا غوث اعظم رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ تھے ۔ انکے دل ودماغ کا ریشہ ریشہ شیخ عبدالقادر جیلانی قدس سرہ کے عشق میں گرفتار تھا ، یہ سب کچھ آپکی تصانیف سے ظاہر وباہر ہے ۔

حضرت شیخ محدث دہلوی رحمة اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ کوسرکار دوعالم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سے بے حد عقیدت ومحبت تھی ۔اسی عقیدت ومحبت کی بناء پر اپنے محبوب صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سے نسبت رکھنے والی ہر شے سے محبت رکھتے تھے آپ رحمة اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ جب بھی مدینہ شریف حاضر ہوتے تو اپنے جوتے اتار دیتے اور ننگے پائوں رہتے ۔آپ نے تین سال حجاز مقدس میں قیام فرمایا ۔آپ رحمة اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ چار مرتبہ سرکاردوعالم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی زیارت سے مشرف ہوئے ۔

شیخ عبدالحق محدث دہلوی سلیم شاہ بنوری کے عہد میں پیدا ہوئے اور شاہجہاں کے سنہ جلوس میں وصال فرمایا ۔

اکبر ، جہانگیر اور شاہجہاں کا عہد انہوں نے اپنی آنکھوں سے دیکھا اور حالات کا بغور مطالعہ کیا تھا لیکن انہوں نے کبھی سلاطین یا ارباب حکومت سے کوئی تعلق نہ رکھا ۔عمر بھر گوشہ تنہائی میں رہے۔

وصال شریف

۲۱ ربیع الاول ۱۰۵۲ھ کو یہ آفتاب علم جس نے چورانوے سال تک فضائے ہند کو اپنی ضو فشانی سے منور رکھا تھا غروب ہو گیا ۔انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون ۔ آپ کی وصیت کے مطابق حوض شمسی کے کنارے سپرد خاک کیا گیا۔

شیخ عبد الحق محدث دہلوی کی دعا

اے اﷲ! میرا کوئی عمل ایسا نہیں جسے تیرے دربار میں پیش کرنے کے لائق سمجھوں، میرے تمام اعمال فساد نیت کا شکار ہیں البتہ مجھ فقیر کا ایک عمل محض تیری ہی عنایت سے اس قابل (اور لائق التفات) ہے اور وہ یہ ہے کہ مجلس میلاد کے موقع پر کھڑے ہو کر سلام پڑھتا ہوں اور نہایت ہی عاجزی و انکساری، محبت و خلوص کے ساتھ تیرے حبیب پاک صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم پر درود و سلام بھیجتا ہوں۔

اے اﷲ! وہ کون سا مقام ہے جہاں میلاد پاک سے بڑھ کر تیری طرف سے خیر و برکت کا نزول ہوتا ہے؟ اس لئے اے ارحم الراحمین مجھے پکا یقین ہے کہ میرا یہ عمل کبھی رائیگاں نہیں جائے گا بلکہ یقیناً تیری بارگاہ میں قبول ہو گا اور جو کوئی درود و سلام پڑھے اور اس کے ذریعے سے دعا کرے وہ کبھی مسترد نہیں ہوسکتی۔ (اخبار الاخیار : 624) 


آپکی تصانیف سوسے زائد شمار کی گئی ہیں ، المکاتیب والرسائل کے مجموعہ میں ۶۸رسائل شامل ہیں ، انکو ایک کتاب شمار کرنے والے تعداد تصنیف پچاس بتاتے ہیں ۔

آپ نے بیسوں موضوعات پر لکھا لیکن آپ کا اصل وظیفہ احباء سنت اور نشر احادیث رسول تھا ، اس لئے اس موضوع پر آپنے ایک درجن سے زیادہ کتابیں تصنیف فرمائیں ، چند کتابیں نہایت مشہور ہیں ۔

اشعة اللمعات ۔ اشعة اللمعات فارسی زبان میں مشکوة کی نہایت جامع اور مکمل شرح ہے ۔ شیخ محدث نے یہ کارنامہ چھ سال کی مدت میں انجام دیا ۔

لمعات التنقیح ۔ عربی زبان میں مشکوة کی شرح ہے ، دوجلدوں پر مشتمل ، فہرست التوالیف میں شیخ نے سر فہرست ا سکا ذکر کیا ہے ، اشعة اللمعات کی تصنیف کے دوران بعض مضامین ایسے پیش آ ئے جن کی تشریح کو فارسی میں مناسب نہ سمجھاکہ یہ اس وقت عوام کی زبان تھی ، بعض مباحث میں عوام کو شریک کرنا مصلحت کے خلاف تھا ، لہذا جو باتیں قلم ا انداز کر دی تھیں وہ عربی میں بیان فرمادیں ۔لمعات میں لغوی ، نحوی مشکلات اور فقہی مسائل کو نہایت عمدہ گی سے حل کیا گیا ہے ۔علاوہ ازیں احادیث سے فقہ حنفی کی تطبیق نہایت کامیابی کے ساتھ کی گئی ہے ۔ اسی طرح دوسری تصانیف حدیث واصول پر آپکی بیش بہا معلوما ت کا خزانہ ہیں ۔

اخبار الاخیار ۔ حضرت شیخ عبدالخق محدث دہلوی کی مشہور و معروف تصنیف اخبار الاخیار میں ہند و پاک کے تقریباً تین سو اولیائے کرام و صوفیائے عظام کا مشہور و مستند تذکره ہے جس میں علماء و مشائخ کی پاکیزه زندگیوں کی دل آویز داستانیں پوری تحقیق سے لکهی گئی ہیں

ان کے علاوہ

مدارج النبوة
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شیخ کی علمی خدمات کے ساتھ عظیم خیانت

شیخ کی علمی خدمات کا ایک شاندار پہلو یہ ہے کہ انہوں نے تقریباً نصف صدی تک فقہ وحدیث میں تطبیق کی اہم کو شش فرمائی ۔ بعض لوگوں نے اس سلسلہ میں انکی خدمات کو غلط رنگ میں پیش کیا ہے ۔

مثلا نواب صدیق حسن خاں نے لکھا :۔

فقیہ حنفی وعلامہ دین حنفی است ، اما بمحدث مشہور است
شیخ محقق فقہاء احناف سے تھے اور دین حنیف کے زبر دست عالم لیکن محدث مشہور ہیں۔

یعنی یہ تاثر دینے کی کوشش کی ہے کہ شہرت واقعی نہ تھی ، گویا محدث ہونا اسی صورت میں متصور ہوتا ہے جب کسی امام کی تقلید کا قلادہ گردن میں نہ ہو۔

مزید لکھا : ۔

دستگاہش درفقہ بیشتر ازمہارت درعلوم سنت سنیہ ست ۔ولہذا جانب داری اہل رائے جانب اوگرفتہ ۔معہذا جاہا حمایت سنت صحیحہ نیز نمودہ ۔طالب علم راباید کہ درتصانیف وے '' خذما صفا ودع ماکدر '' پیش نظر دارد وزلات تقلید اورابر محامل نیک فرود آرد۔از سوء ظن در حق چنیں بزرگواراں خود را دور گرداند ۔
شیخ علم فقہ میں بہ نسبت علوم سنت زیادہ قدرت رکھتے تھے ، لہذا فقہاء رائے زیادہ تر انکی حمایت کرتے ہیں ، ان تمام چیزوں کے باوجود انہوں نے سنن صحیحہ کی حمایت بھی کی ہے ۔ لہذا طالب علم کو چاہیئے کہ انکی صحیح باتیں اختیار کرے اور غیر تحقیق باتوں سے پرہیز کرے ۔لیکن انکے تقلید ی مسائل کو اچھے مواقع ومحامل پر منطبق کرنا چاہیئے ۔اسے بزرگوں سے بد گمانی اچھی چیز نہیں ۔

اہل علم پر واضح ہے کہ یہ رائے انصاف ودیانت سے بہت دور اور پر تشدد خیالات کو ظاہر کرتی ہے ۔

شیخ محدث کا اصل مقصد یہ تھا کہ فقہ اسلامی کو عزت واحترام کی نگاہ سے دیکھا جانا چاہیئے ۔ اس لئے کہ ا سکی بنیاد قرآن وحدیث پر ہے اور وہ ایک ایسی روح کی پید اوار ہے جس پر اسلامی رنگ چبڑ ہا ہوا ہے ، خاص طور پر فقہ حنفی پر یہ اعتراض کہ وہ محض قیاس اور رائے کا نام ہے بالکل بے بنیاد ہے ، ا سکی بنیاد مستحکم طور پر احادیث پر رکھی گئی ہے ۔مشکوة کا گہرا مطالعہ فقہ حنفی کی بر تریت کو ثابت کرتا ہے ۔

ایسے دور میں جبکہ مسلمانوں کا سماجی نظام نہایت تیزی سے انحطاط پذیر ہورہا تھا ۔ جب اجتہاد گمراہی پھیلانے کا دوسرا نام تھا ، جب علماء سوکی حیلہ بازیوں نے بنی اسرائیل کی حیلہ ساز فطرت کو شرمادیا تھا ، سلاطین زمانہ کے درباروں میں اور مختلف مقامات پر لوگ اپنی اپنی فکر ونظر میں الجھ کر امت کے شیرازہ کو منتشر کر رہے تھے تو ایسے وقت میں خاص طور پر کوئی عافیت کی راہ ہو سکتی تھی تو وہ تقلید ہی تھی ، اس لئے کہ :۔

مضمحل گرددچو تقویم حیات
ملت از تقلید می گیر د ثبات

رہا علم حدیث تو ا سکی اشاعت کے سلسلہ میں شیخ محقق کا تمام اہل ہند پر عظیم احسان ہے خواہ وہ مقلد ین ہوں یا غیر مقلدین ۔بلکہ غیر مقلدین جو آج کل اہل حدیث ہونے کے دعوی دا رہیں انکو تو خاص طور پر مرہون منت ہونا چاہیئے کہ سب سے پہلے علم حدیث کی ترویج واشاعت میں نمایاں کردار شیخ ہی نے اداکیا بلکہ اس فن میں اولیت کا سہرا آپ ہی کے سرہے ۔ آج کے اہل حدیث خواہ ا سکا انکار کریں لیکن انکے سرخیل مولوی عبدالرحمن مبارکپوری مقد مہ شرح ترمذی میں لکھتے ہیں ۔

حتی من اللہ تعالیٰ علی الہند بافاضة ہذا العلم علی بعض علمائھا ، کالشیخ عبدالحق بن سیف الدین الترک الدہلوی المتوفی سنة اثنتین وخمسین والف وامثالھم وھو اول من جاء بہ فی ھذالاقلیم وافاضہ علی سکانہ فی احسن تقویم ۔ثم تصدی لہ ولدہ الشیخ نورالحق المتوفی فی سنة ثلاث وسبعین والف ، وکذلک بعض تلامذتہ علی القلة ومن سن سنة حسنة فلہ اجرھا واجرمن عمل بھا ، کما اتفق علیہ اھل الملة ۔
یہاں تک کہ اللہ تعالیٰ نے ہندوستان پر احسان فرمایا کہ بعض علماء ہند کو اس علم سے نوازا ۔ جیسے شیخ عبدالحق محدث دہلوی متوفی ۱۰۵۲ ھ وغیرہ ۔یہ پہلے شخص ہیں جو اس ہندوستان میں یہ علم لائے اور یہاں کے باشندگان پر اچھے طریقے سے اس علم کا فیضان کیا ۔ پھر انکے صاحبزادے شیخ نورالحق متوفی ۱۰۷۳ھ نے ا سکی خوب اشاعت فرمائی۔ اسی طرح آپکے بعض تلامذہ بھی اس میں مشغول ہوئے ۔لہذا جس نے اچھا طریقہ ایجاد کیا ا سکو ا سکا اجر ملے گا اور بعد کے ان لوگوں کا بھی جو اس پر عمل پیرا رہے ، جیسا کہ اہل اسلام کا اس پر اتفاق ہے۔

غرض یہ بات واضح ہو چکی کہ شیخ محقق علی الاطلاق محدث دہلوی نے علم حدیث کی نشرواشاعت کا وہ عظیم کارنامہ انجام دیا ہے جس سے آج بلا اختلاف مذہب ومسلک سب مستفید ہیں ، یہ دوسری بات ہے کہ اکثر شکر گذا رہیں اور بعض کفران نعمت میں مبتلا ہیں ۔

آپکی اولاد امجاد اور تلامذہ کے بعد اس علم کی اشاعت میں نمایاں کردار ادا کرنے والے آپکے صاحبزادگان ہیں جنکی علمی خدمات نے ہندوستان کو علم حدیث کے انوار وتجلیات سے معمور کیا۔ (شیخ محدث دہلوی۔ مقدمہ اخبار الاخیار)


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اولئك كتب في قلوبهم الايمان وايدهم بروح منه ويدخلهم جنات تجري من تحتها الانهار خالدين فيها
یہ ہیں جن کے دلوں میں اللہ نے ایمان نقش فرما دیا اور اپنی طرف کی روح سے ان کی مدد کی
اور انہیں باغوں میں لے جائے گا جن کے نیچے نہریں بہیں ان میں ہمیشہ رہیں

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Monday, February 13, 2012

17th Rabi' al-Awwal | Hadrat Sayyid Shah Aal-e-Ahmad Acchay Miyan Marehrwi Alaihir raHmah

Hadrat Sayyid Shah Aal-e-Ahmad
Acchay Miyan Marehrwi Alaihir raHmah


Qudwat al-Kaamileen, Abu al-Fadhl Hadrat Sayyid Shah Aal-e-Ahmed Ache Miyan is the thirty sixth Imam and Shaykh of the Silsila Aaliyah Qaadiriyah Barakatiyah Ridawiyyah Nooriyah.


He was born on the 28th of Ramadan al-Mubaarak 1160 Hijri.


His name is Sayyid Aal-e-Ahmed and his title is Ache Miya. His father was has Hadrat Sayyid Shah Hamza.


Hadrat Saahib al-Barkaat Shah Barkatullah said that he would be blessed with a son (descendant) in the fourth generation, who will strengthen the brightness of the Khandaan. He also gave a cloak to his eldest son, Hadrat Sayyiduna Shah Aale Muhammad to pass it over to the child. When the Bismillah Khwaani of Hadrat Ache Mia was taking place, Hadrat Shah Aale Muhammad, seated him down on his lap and said, "This is the child concerning whom my father foretold."


He attained his education under the watchful eye of his father, and also studied tibb (medicine) under the tutorship of Kaleem Nasrullah Saahib Marehrwi.



He was a very powerful Aarif Billah. There was no example to him in Karaamat and knowledge in his time. He was well known for his Mujahida and wazaaif. He personally took care of his disciples and was an excellent example of the character of the Prophet ù. He showed love to all his disciples, but paid special attention to those who came from Badayoun Shareef. He would often say, "Badayoun is our property which was given to us by Huzoor Ghawth al-Azam."

Once, a person went to the Naqeeb al-Ashraaf of Iraq and asked a question relating to the oneness of Allah. He asked him to travel to India and ask his question to Hadrat Shaykh Abdul Aziz Muhadith-e-Delhwi. The man travelled to India and met Hadrat Muhadithe Delhwi. Hadrat answered his query but he was still not fully satisfied. Hadrat Shaykh Muhadith-e-Delhwi then said that he should travel to Marehrah Shareef and meet with Hadrat Ache Mia , as he would get the most satisfying answer from him. Hadrat spent most of his time in Ibaadat. With the exception of his five daily Salaah, he always performed Salaatul Maaqoos and many other wazeefas and amals. He had a special pattern in his daily life. He would wake up in the third portion of the night, make fresh wudhu and then perform his Tahajjud Salaah. He then raised his hands and made dua for prosperity in Deen and for the maghfirat of those close to him. After this, he would read the Kalima Shareef aloud eleven times. The door of the house would then be closed, and none would be allowed to enter. He would go into his room for a while and then enter the Khanqah Shareef. He would then sit in the company of the dervishes and fulfill their needs, and as a manner of encouragement, he would revise some of their wazaaif. He would then enter the Dargah Shareef, and first make Fateha at the Mazaar of his father. He would then make Fateha at the Mazaar of his beloved mother and all his other forefathers. He would go into the garden, which was adjacent to the Dargah. He would lay a carpet and sit under a fruit tree. After a while, he would then go into the Khanqah again. This was the open court, where everyone was allowed to present his or her problems and difficulties before him. He trained his disciples with firmness. He very seldom gave wazifas and amals to ordinary people. Like his predecessors, he assisted those who needed financial assistance etc, very discreetly. He ate two or three thin rotis (bread) with some gravy or moong dhall for lunch. He would then rest for a while (Qailulah). He would then make fresh wudhu and pray his Zohar Salaah. He would then become engrossed in the recitation of the Holy Quran. He would then go to the Khanqah and read the wazifa of Duroods. He would then pray Asar Namaaz at the Musjid and return to the Khanqah. He would go into the Musjid for Maghrib Salaah and then pray the Khatm-e-Khajegaan after Maghrib, and then return to the Khanqah. He would then sit a while with his Khaadims who showed great respect and honour to him. He would then pray his Esha Salaah and the doors would be closed.


One of the most famous books written by Hazra Ache Mia is a book called Aa'in-e-Ahmadi, another book was a compilation of wazeefas and special amals. He also wrote the famous Adaabus Saalikeen and the Diwan Ash'aar.



Janaab Shaykh Rasool Bakhsh says that once a soldier came to meet Hadrat. He suffered from leprosy and thus stood very far away from Hadrat. Hadrat saw him and called him closer. He said that he was not worthy of coming too close. Hadrat again asked him to come closer.

When he came close to Hadrat, Hadrat placed his hand over the area that was affected with white patches and said, "There is nothing here" When  the man looked, he found that there was no sign of the illness."

It is in Asaar-e-Ahmadi that a person from Bukhara came to Marehrah Shareef. He performed Zohar Namaaz at the Khanqah and then presented  himself before Hadrat Ache Mia . He said, "I heard your name and came here to gain spiritual excellence, as I do not have the ability to make Mujahida etc. I wish to attain this without any striving, and just through your blessed sight." Hadrat smiled at him and said, "You wish to attain such a huge valuable and yet you do not wish to go through any strenuous exercise?"

One person from amongst those seated in the gathering mocked the man and said, "Do you think that it is some type of sweet, that it can just be put into your mouth?"

On hearing this, Hadrat said, "Do not say such a thing. Nothing is far from the Power of Allah." Hadrat then gave him a Durood Shareef and asked him to read it. That night, he read the Durood Shareef and was blessed with seeing the Prophet ù in his dream. The man's entire life changed in a few moments. The mystical secrets dawned upon him and he entered the world of Tasawwuf. In the morning, he went to Hadrat Ache Mia and said, "Last night, the Prophet ù said to me, 'after every century, there will be such a person in my Ummah, who will revive my Deen." He said, "Huzoor! In this Century, you are that personality."

Molvi Riyaazudeen Sahawani, the Khalifa of Hadrat Ache Mia writes as follows in Gulshan-e-Abraar: A villager came to Hadrat and became mureed. After becoming mureed, he did not get the opportunity of coming to the Khanqah for a very long time. One year, he managed to present himself at the Khanqah for the Urs of Hadrat Sayyid Hamza. The Khanqah was filled with thousands of devotees' and disciples. The man thought  that Hadrat had thousands of mureeds and new groups of people become his mureed on a daily basis. He thus thought that it was not going to be possible for Hadrat to recognize him. After a while, he managed to reach Hadrat Ache Mia and presented his salaam to him and spoke a few words. Hadrat then pointed him out and called him close. He asked about him and about his village. Hadrat then said, "You take the flock of your fellow villagers with you when you go to graze your own flock. How do you recognize your own flock from those of the others?" He answered by explaining the method that is used to differentiate the flocks. Hadrat then said, "Mia! This Faqeer also recognizes his flock in the same way. There is a (spiritual) string of love that is around their necks." Hadrat had a small trunk, which was called Ghala-e-Ghausiyah. He kept his money in this small trunk. He distributed money to the needy, took care of the Khaadims and financed the entire Khanqah, but there was never a shortage in this trunk. This too was a Karaamat of Hadrat Ache Mia.


Hadrat married Fazal Faatima, the daughter of Sayyid Ghulam Ali Salharwi Bilgiraami. He was blessed with a son and a daughter. His daughter passed away on the 11th of Rabi ul Awwal 1196 Hijri and his son Hadrat Saa'in Saahib passed away just a few days after his bismillah khwaani due to fever, on the 13th of Rabi ul Awwal 1196 Hijri.



The actual number of his mureeds is not known, but many have said that Hadrat had approximately two hundred thousand mureeds. Hadrat's Khulafa were all very great personalities. Some of the names of his Khulafa are as follows:
  • Hadrat Sayyid Shah Aale Rasool Marehrwi,
  • Hadrat Peer Baghdad Saahib (descendant of Ghaus-e-Azam radi Allahu anhu),
  • Hadrat Shah Khairaat Ali (grandson of Hadrat Shah Fazlullah Kalpwi),
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Majeed Ainul Haq Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Majeed Usmani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Haafiz Sayyid Ghulam Ali Shahjaanpuri,
  • Hadrat Molvi Riyaazudeen Sahsawani,
  • Hadrat Maulana Fakhrudeen Usmani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Zikrullah Shah Saahib,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Ahmed Shah Shahjahanpuri,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Shah Meeran Barelvi,
  • Hadrat Ghulam Jilani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abul Hassan Usmani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Habeebullah Saahib Abbasi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Baha ul Haq Abbasi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Ali Saahib Ghulam Darvesh Lucknowi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Fazl Imam Rai Barelvi,
  • Hadrat Shah Muhammad Ghulaam Ghaus Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Shah Gul,
  • Hadrat Mia Habeebullah Shah Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Nizaamudeen Saahib Abbasi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Mia Shah A'lam,
  • Hadrat Maulana Shah Salaamatullah Badayouni Kanpuri,
  • Hadrat Mia Shah Hassan,
  • Hadrat Shah Hussain Mughl,
  • Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Afzal Siddiqi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Ghulam Abbas Bardwaani,
  • Hadrat Khaja Kilan Qaazi Suroonj,
  • Hadrat Allama Muhammad Azam Sahsawani,
  • Hadrat Haafiz Muraad Shah,
  • Hadrat Maulana Noor Muhammad,
  • Hadrat Shah Ghulam Qaadir,
  • Hadrat Shah Shahabudeen Mast,
  • Hadrat Chaudri Niyaz Ali Marehrwi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Badrudeen Bukhari,
  • Hadrat Maulana Shaykh Ahmed Delhwi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Jabaar Shahjahananpuri,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Qaadir Daghistani,
  • Hadrat Shah Be Fikr,
  • Hadrat Khaja Ghulam Naqshbandi Khan Delhwi,
  • Hadrat Mian Ji Abdul Malik Ansari Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Qaazi Zaheerudeen Siddiqi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Qudrat Ali Shahjahanpuri,
  • Hadrat Shah Najf Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Munawwar Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Haafiz Muhammad Mahfood Aanola,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Ulaa Farshori Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Shah Ilah Yaar,
  • Hadrat Mian Jee Shahabudeen,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Shah Fazl Ghaus Barelvi,
  • Hadrat Hafiz Murad Shah Punjabi,
  • Hadrat Deendaar Shah Rampuri,
  • Hadrat Shah Abdul Haq Shahjanpuri,
  • Hadrat Maulana Ibaadatullah Siddiqi,
  • Hadrat Ne'matullah Shah,
  • Hadrat Luft Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Shaykh Baarikullah Siddiqi,
  • Hadrat Shaykh Ashraf Ali Ansari,
  • Hadrat Munshi Zulfikaarudeen Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Shaykh Mubaazirudeen,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Rif'at Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Maulana Qaazi Abdus Salaam Abbasi,
  • Hadrat Qaazi Imam Bakhsh Siddiqi,
  • Hadrat Mia Abdullah Shah Sahraa'ee,
  • Hadrat IsA'lat Khan,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Mahmood Makki,
  • Hadrat Jalaaludeen Purbi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Naseerudeen Uthmani Badayouni and
  • Hadrat Shah Khaamoosh (Ridwaanullahi Ta'ala Alaihim Ajma'een).
  • Try only to desire the closeness of Allah. If you have attained closeness to Allah, then you have attained everything.
  • Always show respect from your heart, to those, who have a link to the Prophet ù, such as the Sayyids, Masha'ikh, Awliyah and the Ulama.
  • Know that your Peero Murshid is the most exalted for you compared to all the other Shaykhs in the world. Always follow his commands, for they are the commands of the Prophet ù and never look at any of his actions or sayings with contempt.
  • Try to eat less and sleep less, as there is great benefit in this.

He passed away on a Thursday, the 17th of Rabi al-Awwal 1235 Hijri, at the age of 75.


His Mazaar Shareef is Marehrah Shareef. (India)


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Extracted from
Tadhkira Mashaikh-e-Qadiriyah Barakatiya Ridawiyah
Urdu: Mawlana Abdul Mujtaba Ridawi | English: Mawlana Aftab Qasim

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