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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Sayiddina Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani

(1077 CE/472H - 1166 CE/561 H)

"Leave the lower self to this world, the heart to the hereafter, and the innermost being to the Master. Do not approach this world with confidence, for it is actually a serpent in beautiful disguise. It lures people with its charming appearance, then it destroys them.

You must affirm the oneness of the Lord of Truth, (Almighty and Glorious is He) until not a single atom of the entire creation is left within your heart, and you wish for nothing except that which is compatible with the affirmation of Divine Unity (Tawheed)."
[The Removal of Cares]

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(May Allah perfume his resting place)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the company of Saints

My sons, Suleiman and Dawood, and I, also took bay'ah. This pledge of allegiance took place at the blessed grave of al-Sayed 'Abd al-Latif bin Muhammad Yusuf bin Qadi 'Abd al Rahman al-Habibi. Imam was nearing the end of his life.

A few days after Imam had connected us to the Qadiriyyah and Chistiyya salasil, I dreamt of myself sitting under the ground-floor balcony in the Masjid al-Haram. I faced the Syrian Corner of the Bait-ullaah, engaging anyone who was available for a chat. He was nearly upon me, when, from the corner of my eye, I noticed Imam Babu approaching. Imam put his right hand into my right hand and led me onto the mataaf. There, about seven metres away from and facing the north-eastern wall of the Bait-ullaah, were six regal-looking men. They were arranged in two rows of three – those at the back stood, and those in front sat on their shins and with their palms on their thighs. By their bulky turbans I could see that they were leaders of men. Some were younger-looking than others. So intent were they in gazing at the Holy Ka'aba, that they paid scant attention to us. Imam pointed me in the direction of the House of Allah and placed me directly to the right of those holy men who were standing.

Alhamdu-lillaah. I was in very good company and eager to draw from their barakah. That it was set in the Masjid al-Haram confirmed the soundness of the dream. Imam taking my right hand into his right hand (as opposed to our left hands) lent credence to its authenticity. I took it that the dream signified our acceptance into the Qadiriyyah and Chistiyya Sufi orders. Allah, The One Who Shows the right way, Had Guided us.

Did it serve as an indication that Allah The Most Giving would allow us to visit His Holy House once more?

About two weeks later, my friend Haji Achmat Lalkhen came to visit. He showed me a miniaturised replica of a painting of Indian origin. The original is called the 'Meeting of the Saints', the artist unknown. It is one of the most famous in Eastern art. At the top, centre of the picture, was depicted the Holy Qabr of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallal-laahu 'alay-hi wa-sallam). On it also, were the awliya-Allah that I had seen in the dream. I was bowled over. The saints' names and their places of burial were on the print. They were, clockwise from bottom left, Khwaja Baba Farid al-din Mas'ud Ganj-i Shakar al-Chisti of Pakpattan, Punjab (d. 664AH/1265CE), al-Sayed Qutb al-din Bakhtiyar Kaki al-Chisti of Mehrauli, New Delhi (d. 633AH/1236CE), al-Sayed Gharib Nawaz Mu'ain al-din Chisti of Ajmer, India (d. 1230CE), al-Sayed al-Sultan al-Awliya al-Ghawth al-'Adham 'Abd al Qadir al-Jilani (d. 561AH/1166CE), Hadhrat Sharif al-din abu 'Ali Shah Qalandar of Panipat, Haryana, India (d. 724AH/1324CE) and Sheikh Nizam al-din Awliya al-Chisti of Ghiyaspur, a village outside Delhi, India (d. 1324). May Allah, The One Who Brought us from darkness into the light, amply repay these dutiful men for their devotion. Their story has contributed much towards the wonder of Islam and the lustre of Islamic mysticism. Their names are forever emblazoned across the Sufi sky. I am as the dust beneath their feet.

While those sitting in the dream were awliya-Allah in their own right, they did so out of respect, as those who stood were of the descendents of our Honourable Prophet Muhammad (sallal-laahu 'alay-hi wa-sallam). They reverently sat at the feet of the saadaat also, as at least two of those standing were their asatidhah.

The dream gave me some idea of the kindnesses that Allah, The One Who Allows without stint to whom He will, Provides to the righteous. This showed clearly that the approach of these friends of Allah was rock solid and that their salasil were watertight. It illustrated also, that Imam's khilafah was beyond reproach. Imam had been granted khilafah of the Qadiriyyah and Chistiyya tasauwuf orders by Shah Pir Hafith Pasha al-Habibi (d. 1989), the head of the Habibiyyah branch of the Chistiyya Silsilah, in Hyderabad, India, in 1988. The dream handed me an inkling of the stature that Imam Abdullatief “Babu” Parker of Habibia enjoyed in the next life.

I remembered that straight after we had linked into the chains of Islamic spirituality, Imam had held up to me the same caricatured portrait of only Sayed 'Abd al Qadir al-Jilani (May Allah, The One Who Opens closed matters to His slaves, Excuse them of blame). I had wondered then why he did that.

A large copy of the 'Meeting of the Saints' hangs in our home. I had bought it from Mr. Feroz Parker of Cravenby Estate.

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Blogger M.A.Hyder Ali Yakeenullashah said...

Assalamu alaikum brethren,you are doing great job.i am a slave of muhyidheen abdul qadir jilani...i request you to read the free book on gauz muhyidheen named THE SAGE OF BAGHDAD at

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