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There are so many miracles of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) that volumes can be written about them. A few will be presented here to give us a glimpse into his spiritual status.


There was a wise and influential priest in Baghdad who had many followers. He knew Islam and the Holy Qur’an and had great love and respect for Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He was ready to accept Islam except for one thing; he could not understand and therefore accept the physical ascension (Me’raj) of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to the heavens and beyond. The caliph introduced all the wise men and teachers of the time to the priest, but none could remove his doubts. The caliph then sent word to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) requesting him to convince the priest.



When Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) came to the palace he found the caliph and the priest playing chess. As the priest lifted a chess piece to move, his eyes met with those of the Shaikh. He blinked his eyes…. and as he opened them he found himself drowning in a river. He was shouting for help when a young shepherd jumped into the water and saved him. As he came out of the water he realized that he was naked and had been transformed into a young girl. The shepherd asked the girl where she was from and she answered from Baghdad. The shepherd said that they were at a distance of a few months journey from Baghdad. He honoured and protected her but as she had nowhere to go he eventually married her and had three children who grew up.



One day as she was washing laundry in the same river where she had appeared many years earlier, she slipped and fell in. As she opened her eyes…. the priest found himself sitting across the caliph, holding the chess piece and still looking into the eyes of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh), who said to him, “Now venerable priest, do you still disbelieve?” The priest was unsure of what had happened and thinking that it was a dream asked, “What do you mean?” The Shaikh asked, “Perhaps you would like to see your family?” and as he opened the door, there stood the shepherd and the three children. Seeing this the priest immediately believed, and he and his followers of about five thousand Christians all became Muslims at the hands of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh).



A young girl who was a follower of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) lived in Ceylon. One day she was attacked in a lonely place by a man intending do dishonour her. Helpless, she shouted, “Save me O my Shaikh Abdul Qadir!” At that moment the Shaikh was performing his ablution in Baghdad. People saw him stop, angrily grab his wooden shoe and throw it in the air. However, they did not see the show fall down. That shoe fell on the head of the man who was attacking the girl in Ceylon and killed him. That shoe is still kept in Ceylon as a relic.




One of the great Shaikhs of the time, Shaikh Muzaffar Mansoor ibn Al Mubarak (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) states, “I came to visit Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) with some students and I was carrying a book on philosophy. He greeted us and then said to me, “What a bad and dirty friend you are holding in your hand! Go and wash it!” I was awed by the Shaikh’s anger, he could not have known the contents of this book which I loved and had almost memorized.” When I thought of hiding the book somewhere and fetching it later, he ordered me to give the book to him. As I opened the book for the last time, I saw only empty white pages; all the writing had disappeared. When I gave the book to him, he browsed through it and gave it back to me saying, “Here it is, ‘The Book of Excellences of the Qur’an’ by Ibn Daaris Muhammad.” When I opened it, indeed it had been transformed as he said, and was written in the most beautiful calligraphy. Then he said to me, “Do you wish your heart to repent when you voice your repentance?” I said “Indeed I do.” He told me to stand up, and as I did I felt all of my knowledge of philosophy descend from my mind and sink into the ground, and not a word of it remained in my memory.”
Once Shaikh Abu Sa’eed Abdullah bin Ahmad Baghdadi (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) came to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and complained about his sixteen-year old daughter Fatima, who had gone onto the roof of the house and suddenly disappeared from there. Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) told him to go to a certain jungle at night. On entering this jungle he would see many sand heaps. He should sit on the fifth sand heap that he passed. He should draw a circle around him saying ‘Bismillah’ and he should then say ‘Abdul Qadir’. Towards the third portion of the night, he would find an army of Jinns passing by. They will look really frightening and fierce, but he should not fear. He should remain seated and wait. Exactly at the time of the first light, the most powerful King of the Jinns would pass that way and he would personally come to him and ask his problem. On the King’s request, he should explain to him his situation and then tell him that Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) has sent him.



Shaikh Abu Sa’eed Baghdadi (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) states, “I did as Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) said. After some time, I saw armies of Jinns in frightening forms passing by. They were very upset with me sitting in their path, but they passed without saying a word, as they did not have the courage to enter the circle. In the morning, the King passed and asked my request. When I explained my problem to him and told him that Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) had sent me, he got off his horse and stood with respect listening to me. He then sent the Jinns to summon back the Jinn who had captured my daughter. My daughter was brought back and the King ordered the mischievous Jinn to be beheaded.” When Shaikh Abu Sa’eed Baghdadi (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) asked the King about his respect for Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh), the King replied, “By Allah, when Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) looks at us, all the Jinns begin to tremble.”



Once, one of the followers of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) experienced Ihtilaam (wet dream) seventy times in the course of one night. Each time he would see himself with a different woman and upon waking up he would perform the ghusl. Some of the women he saw he actually knew and others were strangers. In the morning he went to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) intending to complain about his condition. Before he could say anything Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) told him, “You must not feel bad about your state during last night. I saw your name inscribed on the Lawh-e-Mahfooz and I discovered from what was recorded upon it, that you would be guilty of committing adultery no fewer than seventy times. So I pleaded with Almighty Allah on your behalf until he changed that for you so that instead of being a conscious real-life experience, it would merely be a wet dream.”



Shaikh Umar Abdul Bazzaaz (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) narrates, “One Friday, together with my master, Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) I set out for the mosque. No one greeted him so I thought to myself, “Every normal Friday, we find it hard to get to the mosque due to the crowds that gather around the Shaikh, so what is happening today?” I had barely completed this thought when people came rushing to greet the Shaikh. He looked at me with a smile and said, “O Umar, this is what you wanted! Do you not realize that the hearts of the people are in my hand? If I wish, I move them away from me and if I wish, I attract them towards me.”
Once whilst Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) was delivering one of his lectures, a person by the name of Abul Mu’aali was present in this gathering. He was seated directly in front of the great Saint. During the course of the lecture, Abul Mu’aali found that he needed to answer the call of nature. He tried to suppress this need because he found it disrespectful to leave the gathering of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh). He could no longer suppress it and decided to leave when Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) walked down the pulpit (Mimbar) onto the second step and threw his shawl over him. As this happened, Abul Mu’aali found that he was no longer in the gathering, but rather in a valley with beautiful lush vegetation. It was beautified even more by a stream, which flowed through it. He immediately answered the call of nature, performed wudhu and then prayed two rakaats Salaah. As he completed the Salaah, Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) took the shawl off him and he found, to his amazement, that he was still in the gathering of the great Saint and he had not even missed one word of the lecture. However, much later Abul Mu’aali discovered that he did not have his set of keys with him. He then remembered that when he was transported to the valley by Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) he had hung his key ring on the branch of a tree beside the stream. Abul Mu’aali states that some time after this incident, he had the opportunity to go on a business expedition. During this journey, he reached a valley and rested there. He then noticed that the valley was the same place where he had been transported during the lecture. When he went beside the tree, he found that his missing keys were still hanging on the branch of the tree. Subhaanallah!



The students of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) state that once he was delivering his lessons as usual to them when suddenly his blessed face turned red and beads of perspiration covered his blessed forehead. He then placed his hand into his cloak and remained silent for a short time. After he removed his hand from inside his cloak, drops of water began to drip from his sleeves. Due to his spiritual state, the students did not ask him any questions but rather, they recorded the date, day and time of this astonishing event. Two months after this incident, a group of traders, who had come by sea to Baghdad, arrived and presented various gifts to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh). The students were very confused by this as they had never seen these traders in Baghdad before. When they asked the traders the reason for them bringing the gifts, they said that two months earlier, whilst they were sailing to Baghdad, their ship was caught in a fierce storm. When they realized that there was a real danger of sinking, they called out to Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh). When they called out to him, they found that from the Unseen a hand lifted their ship to safety. When the students compared this narration to the incident in the Madrassah, it was confirmed that it was the same date, day and time in which the great Saint (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) had put his hand into his cloak. Although Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) seemed to be placing his hand into his cloak, but in reality, he was stretching his hand into the sea to assist those who called for his assistance. Subhaanallah!



A woman of Baghdad who was very impressed by the fame of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) decided to leave her son in his care and said, “Take this child as your own, I renounce all right to him. Raise him to become like you.” The Shaikh accepted the child and started to teach him piety, spirituality etc. After some time the mother came to see her son and found him thin and pale and eating a crust of bread. She was angry and asked to see the Shaikh. When she came upon him she found him well dressed, seated in a pleasant room and eating a chicken. She exclaimed, “While you eat your chicken my poor son, whom I left in your care, has nothing but a piece of dry bread!” The Shaikh placed his hand over the bones of the chicken and said, “In the name of Allah Who revives bones from dust, rise!” The chicken immediately became alive and it ran about the table saying, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is His Messenger and Shaikh Abdul Qadir is the friend of Allah and His Messenger!” Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) then turned to the woman and said, “When your son can do this, he can also eat whatever he wishes.”



Once Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) was delivering a lecture and Shaikh Ali bin Haiti (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) was seated in front of him. During the lecture Shaikh Ali bin Haiti (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) fell asleep. Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) saw this and descended from the Mimbar and stood in front of the sleeping Shaikh Ali bin Haiti (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) with both his hands folded in respect. After a while Shaikh Ali bin Haiti (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) awoke to find Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) standing in front of him. He immediately stood up in respect. Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) smiled and said, “The reason I am standing in front of you is because you were seeing Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in your dream and I was seeing Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with my physical eyes.”



Shaikh Adi ibn Musaafir (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) states, “On one occasion while Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) was giving a lecture, a shower of rain descended from the sky. This caused some of the members of the audience to disperse, so he raised his head towards the heaven above and said, “Here I am, gathering people together for Your sake and You are scattering them away from me like this.” The rain at once stopped falling on the courtyard where the lecture was taking place, though the downpour continued unabated beyond the perimeter of the schoolhouse and not a single drop of rain fell on the session.” Subhaanallah!



There was a great Saint by the name of Shaikh Ahmad Jaam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) who used to travel on a lion wherever he went. In every city that he visited it was his habit to ask the people of the city to send one cow for his lion’s meal. One day he travelled to Baghdad, and sent one of his disciples to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and commanded that a cow be sent to him, as a meal for his lion. The great Ghaus (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) was already aware of his coming and had already arranged for a cow to be kept for the lion. He sent one of his disciples with the cow to Shaikh Ahmad Jaam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and as the disciple took the cow with him, a weak and old stray dog which used to sit outside the home of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) followed him. The disciple presented the cow to Shaikh Ahmad Jaam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) who signalled to the lion to commence feeding. As the lion ran towards the cow, this weak old dog pounced on the lion. It caught the lion by its throat and killed it by tearing open its stomach. The dog then dragged the lion and threw it before Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh). On seeing this, Shaikh Ahmad Jaam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) humbled himself before the great Ghaus (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and asked for forgiveness for his arrogant behaviour. This shows the strength of a weak old dog due to its Nisbath (connection) with the blessed stoop of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh). It also shows that even animals recognize and are loyal to the Awliya Allah.



May Allah Ta’ala grant us true love for Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and may we, like the weak old dog, always be at the feet and service of Sultanul Awliya Hazrat Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh, Ameen.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Monday, 3 October 2011

The Majesty of Hazrath Ghause Azam









The Majesty of Hazrath Ghause Azam and the Glory of the Qadiria Sufi Order
[b.470 AH/1077-8  d.561 AH/1166]


Adapted from an Urdu lecture Shan e Ghous e Azam aur azmat e Silsila e Qadiria by Prof. Dr. Allama Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri 31-05-2004
Translated and abridged by Irshad Soofi

Allah Y says in the 16th Sura al-Nahl [The Bee] النَّحْل in verse 60:
وَلِلّهِ الْمَثَلُ الأَعْلَىَ

To Allah Y applies the highest excellence:

The Glory of Allah Y is the Exalted


Allah Y says that ْمَثَلُ الأَ massalul a’laa is for Him. ْمَثَلُ الأَ massalul a’laa means in Urdu, ‘Aur Allah Y ki, sab se bari shaan heh. The Greatest Glory (shaan) is Allah Y’s. The question arises as to what or whom is the Greatest Glory (shaan) of Allah Y? It is important to understand this. Keep in mind that Prophethood (nabuwwah) is the proof of Divine Sublimity and Transcendent Majesty (Uluwiat). None saw Divine Sublimity and Greatness (Uluwiat) but many saw Prophethood (nabuwwah). Similarly sainthood (wilayah)[1] is the proof of Prophethood (nabuwwah). Remember the Prophet is a sign of Allah Y’s Majesty (shaan) similarly the Wali is a sign of his prophet’s majesty (shaan). 

وَكُلُّ وَلِيٍّ لَهُ قَدَمٌ وَّاِنِّىْ

عَلى قَدَمِ النَّبِىْ بَدْرِاَلكَمَالِ


Wakullu waliyin lahu qadamun wa inni

Alaa qadamin nabbiyi badril kamaali

Each Saint follows in the footsteps of a Prophet,
And I follow in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet, the Full Moon of Perfection.


124000 prophets that were sent from Hazrath Adam u to Hazrath Isa u every one of them had great saints in their community (Ummah). Hazrath Sulaiman u had a saint of the caliber of Hazrath Asif Bin Barkhiya[2] t who could produce the Throne of the Queen Bilkis, from thousands of miles away before the blink of the eye. ‘Allama Sayyid Mahmud Al-Alusi t [3] writes that Shaykh al-Akbar Muhayyuddeen ibn al-Arabi[4] t said:

“Asif bin Barkhiya did tasarruf (Spiritual Disposal whereby spiritual energy is directed to the sphere of possibility ) with the throne of Bilqis. He made it disappear from its location and appear before Sulaiman u and nobody realized this apart from Him who knows everything. The time that it disappeared [from Bilqis] was exactly the same time as it appeared [before Sulaiman]. Everything happened in one moment of time. In chronological terms, Asif only performed one action because the accomplished people gain a state where their speech is granted immediate action by the announcement of “Kun” by Allah Y” [5]

No other prophet had a saint like Abu Muhammad Hazrath Muhayuddin Abd' al Qaadir Jilaani Ghaws al-Azam, Mahboob e Subhaani t because no Prophet could match the Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustafa e. As majestic is the prophet of the time so majestic is the saint, who is the proof (burhaan) and reflection of his prophet.  So, the greater the prophethood the greater the sainthood thus Prophethood (nabuwwah) reached the peak of excellence (nuktae kamaal) with the Holy Prophet Muhammad e and it can not go beyond that status achieved by the Holy Prophet e (muqaame Muhammadi).  In the same way in the Prophethood of Muhammad e, the peak of sainthood cannot go beyond the status of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t is the Sultan of The Saints[6] (Sultaan al-Awliya) just as the Holy Prophet Muhammad e is the Sultan of The Prophets (Sultaan al-Ambiya). So every prophet is the Grandeur (shaan) of Allah Y and the Chosen One (Mustafa) is the greatest Grandeur (shaan) of all.
 

So Allah Y stated the 16th Sura al-Nahl [The Bee] in verse 60:
وَلِلّهِ الْمَثَلُ الأَعْلَىَ

The Grandeur (shaan) of Allah Y is the Exalted
So the Chosen One (Mustafa), the Holy Prophet Muhammad e is the greatest example of the Greatness (shaan) of Allah Y. The indicator (unwaan) of the Greatness (shaan) of Allah Y is Muhammad e. The indicator (unwaan) of the Mercy (rahmah), Remembrance (Zikr) and Love (muhabbah), of Allah Y is Muhammad e. What is the Greatness (shaan) of the Holy Prophet e? Allah Y stated the 13th Sura ar-Ra‘d (Thunder) الرَّعْد in verse 28:


أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

Know that it is the remembrance of Allah Y   that brings calm to the hearts



So hearts find contentment in the zikr of Allah Y. Imam Samarqandi t[7] reports and Qadi Iyadh writes that, Hazrath Mujaahid t, the Ta’bieen, asked Hazrath Abdullah ibn Abbas t as to when the Holy Qur’aan says that:

‘In the remembrance of Allah Y hearts find tranquility’,

So what is the remembrance of Allah Y? He answered:

 ‘Muhammad e

So Allah Y is saying:


‘You want the hearts tranquility become the true lovers of the Holy Prophet Muhammad e for My remembrance (zikr) is Muhammad e and in him is tranquility for all hearts.   Thus the remembrance (zikr) of the Holy Prophet e is the remembrance (zikr) of AllahY.


One of the titles of the Holy Prophet e is The Remembrance of AllahY (zikrullah). AllahY says in a Sacred Tradition (Hadith e Qudsi) that is in Ash-shifa bi Ta'rif Huquq al-Mustafa,[8] كتاب الشفاء بتعريف حقوق المصطفى of Imam al- Qadi Iyaadh[9]

 القاضي عياض بن موسى


Ja altu ka zikram min zikri fa man zakaraka zakarani


O My Beloved! I have made you My remembrance, so whosoever remembers thee, in fact has remembered Me'.


So the remembrance of the Holy Prophet e is in actuality the remembrance of AllahY.


When we say in salaah, ‘guide us on the straight path’.[Ihdinus siratal mustaqim] and enquire as to which is the siratal mustaqim? The ta’biee Hazrath Abul Aalia t and Imam Hassan Basri t enquired what is the siratal mustaqim from Hazrath Abdullah ibn Abbas t, the greatest mufassir[10] of Holy Qur’aan amongst the Sahaba. His answer is recorded by Imams Muhammad Ibn Jarir al-Tabari (224AH/310AH)[11]
 أبي جعفر محمد بن جرير الطبري and Imam Haakim (d.403AH)[12] in Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain or Mustadrak al-Hakim[13] المستدرك على الصحيحين is that he said:

‘The siratal mustaqim is Muhammad e’.


This commentary was given by the Imam of Commentators of the Holy Qur’aan (Imam al-Mufassireen), Hazrath Abdullah ibn Abbas t 1400 years ago. Therefore I say that every indicator (unwaan) of the Grandeur (shaan) of Allah Y is Muhammad e.

Allah Y stated the 3rd Sura Āl ‘Imrān (the Family of ‘Imrān) آل عِمْرَانin verse 103:
وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللّهِ جَمِيعًا


And hold fast to the rope of Allah Y all of you together

When Hazrath Abdullah ibn Abbas t, was asked as to what is the Rope which Allah Y? He said:


The Holy Prophet Muhammad e is the rope of Allah Y.

The Rope of Allah Y (hablillah) is Muhammad e. The Remembrance of Allah Y (zikrullah) is Muhammad e. The Path of Allah Y (siratullah) is Muhammad e. The Light of Allah Y (nurullah) is Muhammad e. The Respect of Allah Y (it’atullah) is Muhammad e. The Love of Allah Y (muhabatullah) is Muhammad e. The Face of Allah Y (wajhullah) is Muhammad e. Don’t say our Creator (Rabb) is Muhammad e and Muhammad e is the Creator (Rabb) but besides that everything else is Muhammad e.  The Way of Life and Religion (din) is Muhammad e. The Prescription to the Way of Life and Religion (Holy Qur’aan) is Muhammad e. The Faith (imaan) is Muhammad e. Submission (Islam) is Muhammad e. Direction (Kaaba o Qibla) is Muhammad e and everything else is charity (khairaat) received from him. The direction he chose became the Qibla. He gave us the Holy Qur’aan. He gave us Tauhid. 1400yrs have passed, none has seen Allah Y yet over a billion proclaim Allah Y is one relying on his evidence. If this is your belief (aqa’aid) then you have faith (imaan) everything else is Priesthood (Mullahiat). Rectify your belief (aqa’aid). The Chosen One (Mustafa), the Holy Prophet Muhammad e is the greatest Grandeur (shaan) of Allah Y.


In the community (Ummah) of the Holy Prophet e every wali is a sign of his, i.e. the Holy Prophet e majesty (shaan) and Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t is the greatest Manifestation of the Holy Prophet e majesty (shaan).
 

Those that want to see the majesty of Allah Y must look at the Holy Prophet Muhammad e whilst those in the Ummah wanting to see the shaan of the Holy Prophet e must look at Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. In the World of Prophethood (kainate nabuwat) the Holy Prophet e   is Allah Y’s shaan. Whilst in the World of Sainthood (kainate wilayat) Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t is the Holy Prophet e’s shaan. This is the basis of the topic that should be kept in mind.

In the World of Souls (a’lame arwah) Allah Y gathered all the souls of the Prophets as mentioned in Holy Qur’aan in the 3rd Sura, Āl ‘Imrān (the Family of ‘Imrān) آل عِمْرَان, Verse 81. Allah Y took a pledge from them:


وَإِذْ أَخَذَ اللّهُ مِيثَاقَ النَّبِيِّيْنَ لَمَا آتَيْتُكُم مِّن كِتَابٍ وَحِكْمَةٍ ثُمَّ جَاءكُمْ رَسُولٌ مُّصَدِّقٌ لِّمَا مَعَكُمْ لَتُؤْمِنُنَّ بِهِ وَلَتَنصُرُنَّهُ


And, (O Beloved, recall the time) when Allah Y   took a firm covenant from the Prophets: ‘When I give you the Book and Wisdom and then there comes to you the Messenger (who is exalted in glory above all and) who shall validate the Books you will have with you, you shall then, most certainly, believe in him and most surely help him.’


Allah Y speaks to this gathering of the souls of the prophets and the topic is the Holy Prophet Muhammad e.



Allah Y took a pledge from them to remain subservient to and pave the way for him and submit to him.
They replied:


قَالُواْ أَقْرَرْنَا

We agree

Then Allah Y replied:


قَالَ فَاشْهَدُواْ وَأَنَاْ مَعَكُم مِّنَ الشَّاهِدِينَ


He said: "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses."

Allah Y himself bore witness to this pledge. Remember the point that when it came to the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet e all the prophets had to bend their necks in submission. Imam Al-Qastallani[14] (851H/ 1448|923H/1517), in Al-Muwahib al-ladunniyya bi al-minah al-Muhammadiyya[15] says when this covenant was being done a light shone over all the prophets like a cloud of light above them. The souls of the prophets enquired as to what was that light and Allah Y answered that this is the light of the one they pledged their subservience to. They all bent their necks in submission to the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad e and in the world every saint bent his neck in subservience to the sainthood of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. Besides the Holy Prophet Muhammad e the prophets bent their necks for no prophet and besides Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t the saints bent their necks for no other saint. One submission took place in the World of Prophethood (kainate nabuwat) and the other in the World of Sainthood (kainate wilayat).

When we praise Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t and call out to him we are praising the magnificence of the Holy Prophet Muhammad e and when we praise and call out to the Holy Prophet Muhammad e we are praising the magnificence of Allah Y.


Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t‘s Status as Saint (wilayah) and Status as Supreme Helper (Ghawth) is of the highest degree being wilayate uzma and ghawthiate uzma. Allah Y made this apparent when he was divinely ordained to proclaim his famous utterance, which he said as one 'Whose faculty of speech Allah Y had become', 



قَدْمِىْ هذِه عَلى رَقْبَةِ كُلِّ وَلِيىِّ الله


Qaddami Hazihi alla raqabati Kulli Waliyyillah

"My foot is on the neck of all Aulia".


Every prophet was blessed with miracles by Allah Y but the abundance of miracles was given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad e. Allah Y states in the Holy Qur’aan in the 108th Sura, al-Kauthar [The Abundance of Good] الْکَوْثَر, verse 1:


إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ


We have indeed bestowed the Kauthar* upon you (O Beloved Muhammad)
(*Infinite excellence/ the greatest number of followers / the sweet pond on the Day of Resurrection)


In the Majesty of Prophethood the Kauthar is given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad e in the Majesty of Sainthood the Kauthar is given to Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. Every miracle emanating from the saint is counted as the miracle of his prophet for the saint reflects the prophet’s majesty (shaan) and similarly the prophet’s miracle reflects the power (qudrat) of Allah Y. The Holy Prophet e has been given an abundance of followers (kasrate ummat). The Holy Prophet e   has stated that:


 ‘There will be 120 lines of people in heaven (jannat) being the inmates of paradise of the 124000 prophets and of these 80 lines will be of my followers’.



The Holy Prophet e has been given an Abundance of Followers (kasrate ummat) whilst Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t has been given the Abundance of Disciples (kasrate murideen). Those who Testify the Faith (kalima) are counted in the community of the Holy Prophet e (Ummah) and those that came before his physical appearance in the earthly realm but desired to see him are also counted in his community. Every prophet is of the community of the Holy Prophet Muhammad e.  Similarly every person that pledged allegiance on the blessed hand of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t are his disciples and every wali that submitted are his disciples. Those that verbally express that they are disciples of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t are counted as his disciple. This is his majesty (shaan). This is similar to the bond of marriage where a verbal acceptance creates a bond.



I draw your attention to something special. Every Qadri is the disciple of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t but every Chishti, Naqshbandi, Suharwardi, Rifai and Shadilyya are his disciples.  Disciples of very spiritual order are his disciples. Let me explain this. He said:


قَدْمِىْ هذِه عَلى رَقْبَةِ كُلِّ وَلِيىِّ الله


Qaddami Hazihi alla raqabati Kulli Waliyyillah


"My foot is on the neck of all Aulia". 


Chishtia


When our Master uttered this statement 313 Aulia in this world and in the world of souls etc. bent their necks. At this time Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti Ajmeri t was in a young man in a cave in Hind in the mountain of Khurasan and he said 

:
قَدَمَاكَ عَلى رَأسِىْ وَعَلى عَيْنِى


Qadamaka ala ra’asi wa ala ai’ni


"Your foot, is on my eye and head (not only my neck)."[16]


Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t said, ‘Every wali’. He did not say, ‘on the neck of the Aulia of my spiritual order’. Thus every wali became his disciple. The author of Qalaid al-Jawahir[17] , Shaykh Abd al-Qaadir Ebili t other great scholars state that Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti Ajmeri t spent 70 days in the Holy Court of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t and received special spiritual effusion (fayz) from him[18]. Khwaja Saheb t had requested the spiritual governance of Iraq but Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t but he received the reply that it had been given to Hazrath Shahabuddin Umar Suharwardi[19] t but he is giving him Hind (Indo/Pak). So every Chishti is indebted to Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. 


Suharwardia


Hazrath Shahabuddin Umar Suharwardi t, amongst the adherents of his Sufi order are the famous poet Shaykh Saadi Shirazi[20] t and Ghaws Hazrath Baha-ud-din Zakariya[21] بہاؤ الدین زکریا:  Hazrath Shahabuddin Umar Suharwardi t says:


 ‘At the age of 14 years and I had attained all the external knowledge and my Shaykh and uncle Hazrath Shaykh Abu Najib al-Suharwardi t took me to the Holy Presence of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t for fayz[22]. Irrespective of which Sufi Order one is a disciple in all go to Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t for special illumination. Hazrath Shahabuddin Umar Suharwardi t continues, ‘Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t rubbed his blessed hand on my chest and I was emptied of all knowledge’. This was spiritual detoxification for the chalkboard has to be cleansed to write something new on it. The external knowledge was wiped off to be replaced with Divine Knowledge (ma’rifa)[23]. He says, ‘my chest overflowed with ma’rifa’.


So, all that receive fayz from the Suharwardi Sufi Order it is the blessing of the hand (dast) of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam Dastagir t.  

Naqshbandi


The authors of Qala'id-al-Jawahir ("Necklaces of Gems")[24] and Bahjat al-Asrar (Splendor of the Mysteries)[25] has written that Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t once was on a journey and turned towards Bukhara, in Central Asia, present Uzbekistan the birthplace of  Hazrath Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband[26] t and said, ‘ 107 years after me my son Bahauddin will be born in this city of Bukhara’. 


insert: A 150 years after the death of Sheikh Sayyiduna Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t, people asked Sultan Khwaja Sayyiduna Bahauddin Naqshband t ""Ghause al-Azam Abdul Qaadir t said, "My foot is on the neck of all the saints", what do you think about this?"" Hazrath Shah Naqshband said, “May Hazrath Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t's foot be upon my eyes and my vision."

One day Sultan Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband t was traveling in the desert and he met Al-Khizr u who within seconds transported him to the spiritual presence of Shaykh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t. Khwaja Bahauddin (whose name was not yet known as Naqshband) said, "O one who holds hands in the universe, hold my hand! So I will you holder of hands." [In bayat, one holds the hand of the Pir to receive Almighty Allah Y’s blessing and when someone needed to be rescued, they held out their hand]. Shaykh Sayyiduna Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t put his hand on Khwaja Bahauddin’s heart and said, "O you who will beautify of the worlds, hold my adornment so that they can call you Naqshband [the one who adorns]". And then Khwaja Bahauddin recited the following poem, which is inscribed on both the tombs of Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t and Bahauddin Naqshband t
"The King of this world and the hereafter is Shah Abdul Qaadir
The head of the children of Adam is Shah Abdul Qaadir.
Sun, moon, heavens, the throne and the pen,
They all get their light from the heart of Abdul Qaadir."
Courtesy: Qadiri Rifai Tariqa www.qadiri-rifai.org



He is given his fayz before his birth. So even Naqshbandis are blessed by Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam


  Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi[27] t, Mujaddid Alf Saani or the `Reviver Of The Second Millennium'. [1564-1624] in his Maktubaat-e-Imam Rabbani writes[28] :


 ‘Allah Y has made Hazrath Ali t the source of sainthood (mamba e wilayah) and the Spiritual Treasure House[29]  [it was shared by Hazrath Fatimah y, Imam Hassan t and Imam Husayn t as its direct legatees.[30]

Thereafter it was filtered down to the Imams [Imam Zaynul Aberdeen t, Imam Baqir t, Imam Jafar Saadiq t, Imam Musa Kaazim t, Imam Ali Reza t etc]. He states there were eleven Imams before Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. The Fountain of Sainthood when it passed to Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t [held as a trust] it will remain with him till the advent of Imam Mahdi u[31].



Ismail Dehlvi the grandson of Waliyullah Muhaddith Dehlawi t (passed away 1176 A.H, 1762 C.E) who lost the true path under the influence of the Wahabbi, by reading Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Najdi’s literature, writes:


Till qiyamah no wali can be a wali until from the Office Of Sainthood he gets the approval the stamp of Hazrath Ali t and Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t.


Other Sufi Orders


In Arabia two Sufi Orders are famous. One of them the Shadhilyya, the Imam being Hazrath Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili (d. 656 AH/1258 CE) [32] t whose famous litany (wazifa) Litany of the Sea (Hizbul Bahr) is read by many Sufis who is buried in Egypt. He is the disciple (murid) and Spiritual Successor (khalifa) of Shaykh Abu Madyan Ghaws al-Maghribi t or Sidi Abu Madyan Shuayb ibn al-Hussein al-Ansari (1126-1198/594 AH)[33]


Abu Madyan Ghaws al-Maghribi t is also a khalifa of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. Shaykh Abu Madyan Ghaws al-Maghribi t was in Mina performing Hajj when he was blessed with the companionship (suhbat) of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. He then sent his murids to Baghdad to benefit from the suhbat of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t.


 They were present when Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t proclaimed;


  قَدْمِىْ هذِه عَلى رَقْبَةِ كُلِّ وَلِيىِّ الله


Qaddami Hazihi alla raqabati Kulli Waliyyillah


"My foot is on the neck of all Aulia".


Shaykh Abu Madyan Ghaws al-Maghribi t was in Fez in Morocco and he bent his neck.

Shaykh Abu’l-Abbas al-Mursi[34] t (d. 1288) whose Sufi Order is called Mursia in Egypt. He is the murid of Hazrath Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili t thus the grand-disciple of Abu Madyan Ghaws al-Maghribi t, who is also a khalifa of Hazrath Ghaus al-Azam t. Shaykh Abu’l-Abbas al-Mursi t is  the Spiritual Guide of the compiler of Qasida Burda, Imam Sharfuddin Bosiri t one of the great Aulia and he says 


لو حجب عنی رسول اﷲ صلی اﷲ عليه وسلم طرفة عين ما عددتُ نفسی من المُسلمين.


Low hujbi anni Rasulullah e tar fattu ainin ma additu nafsi min zumratil muslimeen



If for one moment I don’t see the blessed face of the Holy Prophet Muhammad e   in front of me, then at that moment I don’t consider myself a Muslim.[35]


Refai


About Hazrath Sayyid Ahmad ar-Rifai[36] t it is reported in Bahjat al-Asrar (Splendor of the Mysteries) that he was journeying through Egypt he suddenly bent his neck and said , "Your foot is on my eye and head not only my neck", for he had heard the proclamation. 




Thus all Sufi Orders are linked to Abu Muhammad Hazrath Muhayuddin Abd' al Qaadir Jilaani Ghaws al-Azam, Mahboob e Subhaani t. 



Throughout the world this order has spread and wilayat is only conferred with the stamp of Abu Muhammad Hazrath Muhayuddin Abd' al Qaadir Jilaani Ghaws al-Azam, Mahboob e Subhaani t.



Translated and abridged by Irshad Soofi Siddiqui
Rabi as-Saani 11, 1427
May 10, 2006

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