Shaykh Abdul Salaam Al Shamsi Al Naqshbandi

 

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Here is a compilation of a mini biography of this great wali of Allah swt. ..
Mawlana Sheikh Abdul Salam (qs) is a pure, hidden gem of Allah, from amongst the highest ranks of Awliya, the possessor and inheritor of many spiritual states and an embodiment of the noble Prophetic characteristics, ethics and morals.

Mawlana Shaikh Nazim Al-Haqqani (qs) said that Mawlana Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is a great Wali (friend) of Allah who has the support of the Heavens because of his high status. He said that Mawlana AbdasSalam (qs) is one of the Khulafa (authorized successors) appointed by Mawlana Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs). Mawlana AbdasSalam (qs) served Mawlana Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) for many years as his helper and used to translate his religious talks from Turkish to Arabic for the murids.

On many occasions, on seeing him approaching, Shaikh Nazim (qs) used to say “Behold, Shaikh AbdasSalam has come.” There was great love between Shaikh Nazim (qs) and Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) and this was apparent when Shaikh Nazim (qs) used to speak about Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) high manners and morals in front of the murids.
Shaikh Nazim (qs) used to say “Through 50 years of my friendship with AbdasSalam Effendi, he has never questioned me, never refused a request or order and I have never seen him angry. During this time, I have never heard him complain or grumble!”
In one of his suhba’s (gatherings) Shaikh Nazim (qs) once said “There is now no one on the face of this Earth that has the patience and tolerance that Shaikh AbdasSalam has!”
Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) state is one of total humbleness, humility and respect of the highest order, with total acceptance, surrender and satisfaction with the Will of God and who is utterly devoted to serving his Shaikh. His love for his teachers and total absorption with them has led him to resemble them in physical appearance and anyone that sees his is testament to this. Whoever sees him it is as though they have seen Shaikh Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs)!

Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) state with his Shaikh is similar to the encompassing state that Sayyidina Jafar bin Abi Talib (ra) had with the Prophet (saw), to the extent where the Prophet (saw) said to Sayyidina Jafar (ra) “You resemble me physically and in character!”
Despite the high rank and heavenly lights that Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) has been dressed with, he chooses a life of simplicity and asceticism so as not to take anything for granted, neither in this world nor in the hereafter. He does not turn to any of the creation for help and puts his total faith and reliance in the Will of Allah and seeks only Allah’s acceptance and pleasure.

He has chosen to be hidden and anonymous, away from the public light. He is in fact is a Wali of the highest order, a shining moon amongst the Awliya and a beacon of Prophetic light. No one knows his real rank and status except Shaikh Nazim (qs) who nurtured and delivered him to such a perfect level.

Shaikh Nazim (qs) said of him “Shaikh AbdasSalam is a perfect man (رجل كامل) and very few men have reached such a level in all of history. Blessed and fortunate are those who have seen the Qutb of the Levant (Jordan, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon) Shaikh AbdasSalam!”
Let us now get to know a little about the hidden Wali, the possessor of radiant lights and the exemplar of Prophetic characteristics.

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) was born in 1934 in a village called ‘Kafr kama’ in Palestine to a Circassian family (from the North Caucasus) known for their religiosity and piety. From a young age he was known for his piety as he used to fast and pray a lot with his heart being attached to Allah. He often used to flee to the wilderness and retreat from this world to be with Allah.

In 1956 after the aggressors left Palestine under Zionist control, he left the country when he was 22 years old and migrated for the sake of Allah. Under Allah’s direction and will, he went to Turkey. He spent seven years there working in fields and orchards. The wisdom behind this would become apparent later in translating the words of Mawlana Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) from Turkish to Arabic. He sat for years in the company of Mawlana Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) as a translator of his holy words to teach to anyone that came to listen, which transfused love, knowledge, heavenly outpourings and divine lights to those listening.

After the seven years he spent in Turkey, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) headed to Damascus, Syria after receiving an instruction in a dream. This dream was in reality Shaikh Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) summoning him to Damascus to fulfil his destiny.
He made the intention to head for Syria as a student of knowledge and went by road. At that time, the Hizb Al Baath revolution was taking place and there were security checkpoints everywhere. He boarded a bus which was going to go Damascus, despite him not having any official papers or identification with him. He was sitting in the bus and suddenly an army soldier came onboard and started checking everyone’s identification. The soldier approached him and asked where his identity card was. He had total faith in Allah and by Allah’s will, there appeared a high ranking officer sitting next to him on the bus who said to the soldier “He has an invitation. No one talk to him!” He sat next to the officer for the entire trip who sympathized with his situation and gave him food to eat from what he had! This is one of the many miracles of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) which is all from Allah’s great provision for those close to Him.

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) reached Damascus and didn’t know anyone there. He spent two days in a hostel and went to the maqam (shrine) of Shaikh Muhiyiddin Ibn Al Arabi (qs). He sat in the Umayyad Mosque for an entire day, isolated, until he had read Salaat Naariyah 4444 times. Having completed this, a man from Aleppo approached him and told him that he was going to visit a great Wali whose name was Shaikh Abdallah (qs). He then experienced a spiritual state and felt his heart stir towards Shaikh Abdallah (qs) and felt the need to meet him. He asked the man if he could accompany him to visit Shaikh Abdallah (qs), which he did.

When Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) met with Shaikh Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) and saw his glorious face, he was attracted by the overwhelming spiritual magnetism and light he possessed. Shaikh Abdasalam (qs) greeted Shaikh Abdallah (qs) to which he replied “Welcome my son, your place is here with me”. Shaikh Abdallah (qs) asked why he had come to Damascus to which Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) replied “I have come as a student of knowledge and want to learn Sharia from any of the Sharia institutes here.” Shaikh Abdallah (qs) replied “Oh my son, stay here with me as after a few days my son, Shaikh Nazim, will return from travel and he can assist you further in this matter.”
Thus, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) stayed at Shaikh Abdallah’s (qs) house for a number of days. During these days, his heart became more and more attached to Shaikh Abdallah (qs) until his only desire became to serve the Shaikh and keep his company.
Shaikh Nazim (qs) returned from his travel and met with Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) and told him “The grace of Allah has brought you to stay in the neighborhood of Shaikh Abdallah. You don’t need to join any Sharia institute, you have all the knowledge relating to this world and the next, here with Shaikh Abdallah!”

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) was overjoyed at hearing this and in this state passed on all his affairs to Shaikh Abdallah (qs)and became his loyal helper. Shaikh Abdallah (qs) loved Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) dearly for his manners and complete sincerity.
Shaikh Abdallah (qs) tested him numerous times and on one such occasion sent him to work in orchards which were far away for over a year during a difficult time. At that time he used to return to Shaikh Abdallah (qs) once a week to spend Friday with him. Even in such difficult conditions, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) never objected or grumbled, but rather, was dedicated and obedient to his Shaikh, complying with his every order, even if this was at the expense of his own health and comfort.
He was always silent in the presence of Shaikh Abdallah (qs), never talking except when the Shaikh directed a matter or question to him. Despite his apparent poverty, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) never asked nor took money from anyone, even if he was in need and even if this meant that he or his family would suffer.
He would welcome and honor all the murids, visitors and scholars that visited with Shaikh Abdallah (qs) with love and affection and seek to serve them all.

 

Part 2

Shaikh Abdallah (qs) put Shaikh AbdasSalam into his first forty day seclusion when he was planning to go to Hajj with Shaikh Nazim (qs), where they stayed for six months in the Holy city of Medina. He told Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) to stay and undertake the seclusion at his house.

Shaikh AbdasSalam told me (Umm Maryam) that during this seclusion he saw Prophet Yahya (as) whose maqam (shrine) is in the Umayyad mosque. Prophet Yahya (as) appeared to Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) in his actual form with blood dripping from his neck and he looked at Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) directly. Prophet Yahya (as) represents purity, chastity, knowledge and tolerance and has a great secret with the Prophet Isa (as).

When Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) emerged from the seclusion he was shining like a full moon, radiating heavenly light and splendor, illuminated with the heavenly manifestations of the Beauty and Majesty.
After two years of staying with Shaikh Abdallah (qs), Shaikh Abdallah (qs) got Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) married and asked him to stay in the adjacent living quarters within the same home. From then on, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) served Shaikh Abdallah (qs) night and day, tending to him and the guests he received with the utmost effort, love, respect and humility.

Service to others is of paramount importance in the Naqshbandi way and whoever does not engage in serving and tending to others will not progress on the path. As was said by the Imam the Naqshbandi path is named by, Shaikh Shah Naqshband (qs) “Every person has a door through which he enters and I entered through the door of service.”
During times when Shaikh Nazim (qs) was not available, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) used to translate the words of Shaikh Abdallah (qs) from Turkish to Arabic. Scholars from all over Syria used to come to listen to Shaikh Abdallah (qs) words as he spoke from the deep oceans of knowledge and realization that he had been given. Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) used to simplify such deep outpourings in order for those attending to be able to digest and comprehend what was being said.

These suhbas (knowledge gatherings) sometimes extended for more than two hours at a time during which Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) would never look directly in the eyes of Shaikh Abdallah (qs)! This goes to show how spiritually heavy such gatherings were, with innumerable quantities of lights, heavenly knowledge and divine secrets being poured into Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs).

Much vast knowledge and many secrets are hidden away in his chest until permission comes for them to be revealed which will be during the appearance of Sayyidina Mahdi (as). It is for this that Shaikh Nazim (qs) used to say “Shaikh AbdasSalam is the repository of Shaikh Abdallah.” Shaikh Nazim (qs) also used to say on occasion that “Shaikh AbdasSalam IS Shaikh Abdallah!”

Once when we were having breakfast with Shaikh Nazim (qs) at his breakfast table, he turned to one of his guests (an English Lord) who used to visit him and said “After the passing of Shaikh Abdallah, Shaikh AbdasSalam became Shaikh Abdallah and for me he IS Shaikh Abdallah!” I heard this with my own ears (Umm Maryam). At hearing this Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs), who was sitting next to Shaikh Nazim (qs) started to stutter and tremble with tears in his eyes.

From the deep level of annihilation he had with his Shaikh, Shaikh AbdasSalam started to become like Shaikh Abdallah both inwardly and outwardly, in terms of his manners and his physical appearance! So, whoever has seen Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) has seen Shaikh Abdallah! Praise be to Allah!

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) continued serving Shaikh Abdallah (qs) from 1963 until he passed on to the next life in 1973. During these years he served Shaikh Abdallah with the highest respect and manners, honoring and serving all visitors and murids, always preferring others to himself. Thus, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) became from amongst the closest and from amongst the most beloved to Shaikh Abdallah (qs), and up to the last minute stayed with Shaikh Abdallah (qs) in hospital until his last breath. Shaikh Abdallah (qs) gave him two rooms in a separate section of his house to live in with his family, which allowed him to serve the murids and the zawiya (sufi lodge).

Shaikh Abdallah (qs) passed away being well pleased with Shaikh AbdasSalam who strived to serve him for so long, thus raising him in rank and status. In sincerity to Shaikh Abdallah, Shaikh AbdasSalam continued serving after his passing. Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) submitted wholeheartedly to the successor of Shaikh Abdallah (qs), Shaikh Nazim (qs), pledged allegiance to him and took him as the rightful successor and his heavenly Guide. Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) worked to serve him with complete sincerity as he had done with Shaikh Abdallah (qs). Shaikh Nazim (qs) asked him to continue serving and appointed him the head of the brothers in zawiya and tasked him with managing and arranging the circles of dhikr (remembrance), the Khatm Al-Khawajagan (weekly group Naqshbandi dhikr).

This is how Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) lived, devoting his entire life to serving his Guides relentlessly, unceasingly with sincerity and love, not caring about his own situation or comfort and leaving all of his affairs in the hand of the Almighty. He lived completely detached from this world and from egotistical desires, leading a simple life in poverty, patient in face of calamities and steadfast in the remembrance of Allah in good times and bad. He was blessed with the birth of eight children, two boys and six girls, who lived patiently with him in poverty through every trial.

Despite envy that was directed towards Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) from some of his brothers that were jealous of his station with Shaikh Abdallah (qs) and despite countless problems and calamities he faced in his life from poverty to illness, he was always calm and submitted to the Will of Allah. He passed all of his affairs to his Lord and was always pleased with whatever his destiny was. His state with Allah was that of being pleased and satisfied with everything Allah gave him and his state with the creation was that of mercy and compassion.

This was so even to the extent where those brothers that were jealous of him and tried to expose him as ignorant, didn’t find anything except forbearance, forgiveness and kindness from him and in fact, found him asking for their forgiveness. He would say to such people who used to direct such abuse at him “You have a right over us brother, it’s our fault. We made a mistake so pray for us and forgive us!” This would make the person in front of him reflect and become embarrassed because of the Prophetic character and high manners he had displayed.

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) said that if every murid acted in this forgiving way, it wouldn’t leave any room for Satan to cause mischief between them and that problems and differences could be resolved by using such simple words. He said that the problem is that man’s ego always wants to overwhelm in an oppressive manner and doesn’t want to be subdued or apologize to ones brother.
Shaikh Nazim (qs) used to say “Shaikh AbdasSalam doesn’t have an ego! He has complete control over his ego and has in an inheritor of the maqam of As-Siddiqiyya (مقام الصديقية)” which is the station of truthfulness.

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) has been blessed by being such a beautiful, high ranking human being displaying patience and tolerance the likes of which have only been displayed by the Prophets.
No one knows his true station except a select few pure souls from the elite ranks of the Awliya (friends of Allah). His state may be one of being hidden but his Sainthood and majestic lights are clearly visible for all those to see except for those whose hearts are blind.
Shaikh Nazim (qs) said verbatim that Shaikh AbdasSalam is from amongst the five Aqtab (من الأقطاب الخمسة).
He also said that Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is from amongst the 7007 Naqshbandi Saints.
May Allah preserve him.

Part 3

Accounts from the pious regarding Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs)

Many pious people from East to West have related their personal accounts of visions they have had of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) and his high rank.
Many of these pious people have seen (in visions or dreams) Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) with the Prophet (saw) and others have seen him serving the Prophet (s) personally at his noble and blessed sanctuary, the ‘Rawdah’ in Medina.

A pious lady from the holy lineage of Sayyidina Husayn who dreams of the Prophet(s) regularly, told me (Umm Maryam) that in one of her dreams she saw Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) wearing a green imamah (turban) and a green jubbah (cloak) with a magnificent presence and heavenly light pouring from him. She then heard a voice telling her ‘Shaikh AbdasSalam resembles the Prophet!’ What Prophetic manners he has inherited! The lady woke up from her dream trembling from the experience and magnificence she had witnessed, as though she had seen the Prophet (s) himself.

Another pious lady in Amman told me (Umm Maryam) that she saw the Prophet (s) in her dream enter their home with a beautiful, flowing white beard, wearing a green jubbah (cloak) and a green imamah (turban). She interpreted the dream to mean that a great Wali of Allah, following in the footsteps of the Prophet (s), would visit them. The next day, she heard someone knocking the door and entered Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) wearing his green imamah and green jubbah and flowing white beard, exactly as she had seen the Prophet (s) in her dream!

A pious man from Lebanon that sees the Prophet (s) often related to me (Umm Maryam) that he saw Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) standing at the ‘Gate of Salam’ (one of the traditional entrances to the Prophet (s) mosque in Medina) and told him that this servant (Shaikh AbdasSalam talking about himself) is the servant of the Prophets (s) ‘Gate of Salam’.
Another lady from Lebanon that didn’t know Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) saw in a dream that Dajjal had appeared and that everyone was in panic, danger and fear. She then heard from an unseen voice ‘Whosoever has entered the house of Shaikh AbdasSalam shall be safe from the trials of Dajjal’. The same incident was seen in a dream by a small circassian girl related to Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) from the Palestinian village of Kafr Kama. She heard the same thing in her dream, ‘Whosoever has entered the house of Shaikh AbdasSalam shall be safe from the trial of Dajjal’.

The interpretation of the house of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is the zawiyah or the Naqshbandi group. The house represents refuge, safety and shelter and whosoever flees to the Awliyah (Friends) of Allah with be protected by Divine safety.
This servant of Allah (Umm Maryam) who serves Shaikh AbdasSalam, saw in a dream that Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) was wearing the clothes of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) and was sitting, talking to the murids of the great rank of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs). He then went silent and couldn’t talk and started crying with tears streaming down his face. I have had many dreams similar to this. In a saying of the Prophet (s) he said ‘Prophecy has gone and what remains now are good signs. It was asked of him ‘O Prophet, what are those good signs?’ He (s) replied ‘A blessed vision that is seen by a believer’.

Another lady from the lineage of the Prophet (s) always used to see the Prophet (s) in her dreams. She took bayah from Shaikh AbdaSalam (qs) in the Great Naqshbandi way and started to see the Prophet (s) in the form of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs)! She called me (Umm Maryam) one day saying that once she was sick in her bed heard in a dream a voice saying ‘The Prophet (s) is now coming to bless you and rid you of this illness by reciting over your head’. A hand then passed over her head to bless her. She turned to see who it was and saw the glowing face of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs), like a full moon beaming with light! For the following three consecutive nights she had the same dream!

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is from amongst the purest, most beloved and most highly dedicated in servitude to the Prophet (s) and the Divine message. And with all his lofty ranks, heavenly manifestations and prophetic lights that encompass him, visible for all to see, he doesn’t like to refer himself to anything that a servant of his Shaikh.
In fact, he does not consider himself a Shaikh, but rather calls himself a murid (follower) and servant of Shaikh Abdallah (qs) and Shaikh Nazim (qs). He has total love and dedication towards his teachers and is completely annihilated in love for them, seeking nothing of worldly gains, prestige or riches for himself, with his only purpose being to seek their pleasure, love, satisfaction and to be under their due care.
He has reached the pinnacle of humility and humbleness and lives in such a state undeterred. No one reaches such lofty states except a few highly righteous individuals such as Shaikh Ahmad Al Rifai (qs) who reached such a high station that the heavens and the earth were like anklets on his feet.

Even being advanced in his age, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) still serves the young and old, such that many who visit the zawiya in Amman are surprised to see him holding the tea tray serving guests!

People say they have never seen a Shaikh do such thing, nor seen anyone who is so dedicated to serving the murids despite his age.
And from such humility, those that try to kiss his hand, find that he manages to kiss theirs first!

Many have witnessed him organizing the shoes of those who attend the zawiyah with his blessed hands, wanting to serve them personally, giving them what he has even if this means he and his family go without.
Where in the World today can you find such a divine personality such as Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs), who can lifts the veils of darkness with the prophetic lights he has been given?

 

Part 4

Although Shaikh AbdasSalam has always tried to hide his high rank of wilayah (Sainthood) with his humbleness, the Prophetic lights that he has inherited are apparent to those that look at him. All that see him are attracted to him and have great love for him due to the Prophetic character and Divine purity he has been blessed with.

Through these years of serving him, I (Umm Maryam) have had the great honor of being close to him and accompanying him. During this time I have seen Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) in great spiritual states and displaying such impeccably gracious manners, that such could not come except from one that is a very close Wali (friend) of Allah. Such great levels of these qualities are very rarely found in any human today. In fact, you cannot find such qualities except in those who are from the As-Siddiqiyyeen (the truthful ones).
There is no doubt that he is a Siddeeq (a truthful one) and the people of Allah say that his name is from amongst the names in the Divine presence, which is Yusuf As-Siddeeq (يوسف الصدّيق) and that he is one of the seven Ministers of Imam Mahdi (as).

As I am writing this biography of his life, I can see great similarities between his life and the life of the Prophet Yusuf As-Siddeeq (as). Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) lived in exile like Prophet Yusuf (as) for 40 years and met his family in Palestine only once through this period. Through this time he was trialed with many things including exile from his homeland, poverty, family issues and was even afflicted with envy from certain brothers in the Naqshbandi order that were envious of his high rank with his Shaikh and tried to remove him from it by using any means. They tried to rid him of his high rank, causing immense problems for him with the law, and tried to create distance between him and his Shaikh and not accepting him leading the Khatm Al-Khwajagan in the zawiya, despite the fact the Mawlana Shaikh Nazim had appointed him to do so.

Regardless of the harassment and the many trials he faced, he was steadfast in his patience and was satisfied with his destiny, never displaying anger nor complaining. He never held any ill feelings towards, nor offended those that had shown him animosity. He would say that these are all tests from Mawlana and may praise be to Allah!
I used to get sad and angry when seeing poor manners and abuse being directed towards Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs). He would turn to me smiling and say “Your duty is to see everything as a test from the Shaikh who is testing us to see how much patience and love and respect we have for him and everything linked to him, even if others exceed their limits with us.”

He has also told me “Your duty is to respect all the murids with the same respect that you have towards Mawlana Shaikh Nazim”.
This is the caliber of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs), a vast ocean of Mercy for all.
I have never seen anyone like Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) in my life, in purity or manners. I don’t think that there is anyone on the face of this Earth today that can match his status.
Praise be to Allah who has honored us to know him and blessed us to serve and accompany him.

 

Part 5
Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) lived in Damascus in neighboring living quarters to Mawlana Sheikh Abdullah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) until his demise. He then went into the service of Shaikh Nazim (qs) who sent him to Amman, Jordan. Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) lived in an area of Amman called Sweileh and then moved to Shafa Badran. He stayed for a period of ten years which was a type of seclusion for him in which he didn’t go out except to attend Friday prayers. These ten years were a difficult test that Shaikh Nazim (qs) put him through during which he encountered immense hardship, which he faced with patience and without complaint.
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n 1999, Mawlana AbdasSalam (qs) went to Palestine after forty years of absence and visited Jerusalem and Kafr Kama, his birth village. In honor of his return, the village arranged a feast and he was warmly welcomed by all his relatives and admirers who were rightly proud of him and hadn’t seen him for forty years. During this visit, he opened a Naqshbandi zawiyah (sufi lodge)in the village, informing the people of the virtues of the noble Naqshbandi path and the benefits of dhikr.

As a result of this, many took the Naqshbandi path from him and started to hold the large Khatm Al-Khawjagan in the zawiya (nowadays the zawiya is only open for women). The large Khatm is the original group remembrance in the path, initiated by Shaikh Abdal Khaliq Al-Gujdawani (qs) which has great secrets associated with it.
Subsequent to this visit, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) visited Palestine many times during these ten years, after which he returned to Damascus after this great test. He spent three months in Damascus and then went to visit Shaikh Nazim (qs) in Cyprus, as he used to do often in order to receive blessings and divine lights.

I (Umm Maryam) have seen with my own eyes the love that Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) had for Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) and the great happiness, kindness and ease he displayed when meeting him which was apparent for all to see. There is no doubt that Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) resemblance, both physically and spiritually to Shaikh Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs), is due to the long years of close, loyal, dedicated service to him and due to the great service which he gave to Shaikh Nazim (qs) in Damascus, happily and willingly.

This is in addition to the spiritual closeness and moral harmony that was between Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) and his teachers, in addition to divine matters they shared with him which we cannot possibly understand. All of this led to Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) having a very intimate place in the hearts of his teachers and receiving special status and affection from them.

I (Umm Maryam) have seen many examples of this rich love and close brotherhood during the many times we went to visit Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs). I remember once that there was a period of drought in Cyprus where not even a drop of rain had fallen for a long time. In response to this, the murids had gotten together in the zawiya and were getting ready to pray the prayer for rain (Salatul Istisqa). Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) was taking ablution and I was waiting near the door to give him a towel. At that very moment, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) arrived from Damascus and came to wait with me near the door. Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) exited with water dripping from his blessed beard and was delighted to see Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs). Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) elevated his hands to the heavens and said (pointing to Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs)) “Oh Allah, bless us with water for the sake of his virtue with you.” The next day, we saw the sky which was clear and bare become filled with clouds and it rained profusely from the blessings of this prayer.
This is the lofty status of the close Wali (friend) of Allah, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) whose real status with his Lord is only known by his teachers, for he is hidden on the Earth but well known in the heavens!

On many occasions, I saw Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) take blessings from Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) beard, wiping his hands on it out of love and respect. When Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) was ill, he used to say “O blessed one, put your hands on my chest and recite over me”. To this, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) would cry and kiss the feet and shoes of Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs).

Many used to speak in the presence of Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) about petty matters, especially at the dinner table and many would laugh loudly and raise their voices in speech. Some would interrupt Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) when he would be talking, delivering heavenly guidance and some would even object to what he was saying! Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) would always remain sitting quietly, motionlessly, listening attentively, with his head lowered in the presence of his Shaikh, as though a bird was perched on his head, just like the Sahabeh (companions) would be in the presence of the Prophet (saw).
Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) used to say “Learn adab (manners) from Shaikh AbdasSalam” and would often praise him which would be accompanied by a subha on manners and virtues. These words from Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) would not affect Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) except in increasing his modesty, humility and admonition of himself, which would make him shiver and cry and make him fall into a deep spiritual state.
Very few from amongst men have reached such a high state of perfection and Sainthood. The one that has been utterly overtaken by the Divine Beauty sees only peace, mercy and forgiveness and smiles in every situation. This is indeed the state of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs).

The son of a well-known Shadhili Shaikh in Amman, Jordan related that he heard in a dream “Shaikh AbdasSalam is a manifestation of happiness tranquility and peace.” Upon hearing this, he named his newly born son “AbdasSalam” to receive blessings and in respect and honor of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs).
Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is most certainly a great Wali (friend) of Allah whose name is known amongst the heavens. He is a spiritual link to the Divine for those in the East and the West, for those far and near, whose actual Divine reality is only known to a few chosen ones…. the Masters of hearts.

 

Part 6
Part 6
After returning and staying in Damascus for a period of time, Shaikh Nazim (qs) ordered Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) to return to Amman, but this time with the intention of opening a Naqshbandi zawiya (sufi lodge) in Jabal Amman, sending him as a fully authorized deputy and leader. At that time, Shaikh Nazim (qs) spoke to some pious descendants from the noble family of the Prophet (Ash-shurafa) in Amman known for their love and manners and told them “I am sending you a leader so follow him!”
Shaikh Nazim (qs) asked me (Umm Maryam) to emigrate to Jordan in order to serve Mawlana AbdasSalam (qs) and the zawiya. I complied with this order and considered it a huge honor to accompany Mawlana AbdasSalam (qs). Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) opened the zawiya under a mosque which also served as his residence where he had a small room for his family. Even though the family room was underground in which no natural light or air would enter, he was completely satisfied with Allah’s provision. we stayed there for six years during which there wasn’t a day that past where we didn’t happily serve for the sake of Allah.

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) started the holding the Khatm Al-Khawjagan at the zawiya and started to accept pledges of allegiance (bayah) on behalf of Shaikh Nazim (qs) in order for lovers to start their spiritual journey. This has continued until today where the zawiya has become a spiritual refuge, an oasis of divine light for the seekers of Allah and a melting pot of lovers from different nationalities, backgrounds and spiritual paths to congregate at. Shaikh AbdasSalam(qs) has always shown complete humility and total sincerity to his teachers and has never considered himself to hold any rank or place of authority, to the extent where he has said to those pledging allegiance “I only link your heart to Shaikh Nazim’s (qs) heart and I am nothing more than a murid who has been given this task by him.”

After the passing of Shaikh Nazim (qs), may Allah raise his rank and benefit us from his divine openings, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) hurried to pledge allegiance to the authorized successor of Shaikh Nazim (qs), Shaikh Mehmet Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani (qs), asking all murids to do the same and announced:
“Our Shaikh now is Shaikh Mehmet (qs) and we renew our allegiance to him in order to fall under his spiritual blessings in order to continue in the line of Shaikh Nazim (qs). We will be with him like we were with his father Shaikh Nazim (qs). Shaikh Mehmet (qs) is the only true successor of Shaikh Nazim (qs) and there is no successor other than him.”
Before the demise of Shaikh Nazim (qs), he clearly announced that his son, Shaikh Mehmet (qs) was his authorized successor, to whom Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) hurriedly pledged his totally loyalty. Look at the absolute humility, sheer dedication, great sincerity and utter loyalty displayed by Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) in complying with Shaikh Nazim’s (qs) order.

Until today, the Naqshbandi zawiya in Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a spiritual haven for lovers of the divine to quench their spiritual thirst, attracting all lovers to attend circles of dhikr and remembrances of the Prophet(s), regardless of background, culture or social status. Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is certainly an authorized spiritual guide and an illuminated beacon of light for wayfarers on the spiritual path to Allah. He is an example for all lovers of Allah to follow, based on the way of his teachers, in order for lovers to attain eternal, divine felicity.
During all this time he has remained in poverty, living a life of asceticism and obscurity, purely in the service of Allah. If he ever received any money from anyone, he would be in a hurry to distribute it to those less fortunate. Even with all the trials and tribulations he has faced, he is still absolute in his resolve, as sturdy as a mountain in maintaining his principles, especially in this age of moral and religious degradation.
Nowadays, he spends most of his time in seclusion and doesn’t leave the house except very rarely. You don’t see him except that his tongue is always moist with the remembrance of Allah or with the remembrance of the Prophet(s). The dhikr beads do not leave his hands except when he either goes to the restroom or when he sleeps. He may sit physically with people in this world, but in actuality he is in the presence of his teachers in the veiled world.

As a result of his unadulterated, pure love for his teachers, he often starts crying especially when anyone mentions the name of Shaikh Nazim (qs). He misses his teachers dearly and for him life is no longer sweet due to this separation. It is as though he is counting the days that he has left until he reunites with them. His physical body has now become weak due to him taking on great spiritual burdens of many, making them pure and clean.
This great Wali (friend) of Allah, a pure, holy one, is one of very few left in the World today. This is indeed Shaikh Abdasalam (qs), the Qutb of the Levant, the great helper and possessor of Divine, Majestic lights and Heavenly secrets. He is a hidden Wali whose true status will be revealed in all its glory during the time of Imam Mahdi (as) as he is one of the Mahdi’s (as) ministers, as was clearly mentioned by Shaikh Nazim (qs).
May peace and blessings be upon the seal of prophets, our beloved Master Prophet Muhammad (s), the beloved of the Divine who brought Heavenly lights and Honor to the entire creation. May peace and blessings also be upon his family, his companions, his followers, his lovers and all those who are attributed or associated with him.

 

Part 7
Mawlana Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is indeed a deep ocean that encompasses everything with his noble manners and morals. He has perfected manners the likes of which cannot be found in anyone of his time. He is a sign from Allah exemplifying forbearance, tolerance and patience and is most certainly a role model in generosity and absolute humility. His pure inner self, hidden secrets and Divine illuminations manifest themselves on his physical form. Majestic lights of his Sainthood are apparent on his noble face, attracting those who see him. His pure features are testament to the hidden mysterious he has within.

No matter how hard he tries to hide under the cloak of humility, his spiritual state speaks for itself without the need for words for those with open hearts, as he is a Wali (friend) of Allah who has reached the highest levels amongst the people of perfection. His true status is only known by Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) who just before his demise used to speak about Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) with tears in his eyes.
During our last visit to Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) he said with tears in his eyes “Oh Abdasalam Effendi, Mashallah Shaikh AbdasSalam!” expressing thankfulness and joy at his presence. Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) would stroke Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) blessed beard and ask him to place his hand on his chest and ask him to read Al Fatiha for him.
In all honesty, I (Umm Maryam) have never seen anyone like Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) who has displayed so much forbearance, humility, manners and patience, may Allah give him a long, healthy life.

From his impeccable manners he would completely cover the faults of others and not expose or reprehend them, not with the slightest word, even if they were deeply entrenched in moral filth or displaying vile character. He would do his utmost to conceal such behavior, showing only their good side in order to bring out the best in them, thus teaching by example. When the names of those that tried to inflict harm or displayed bad manners towards him were mentioned, he would try to find excuses for them and would not speak against them,
saying that they are from the people associated to Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) and needed to be respected and loved.

There was one such individual who tried to offend Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) with his words, mocking him, trying to sideline him and lower his status. Even with this behavior, when Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) met him, he shook his hand and showed him tolerance and respect, bending to kiss his hand. The individual was taken aback in surprise by this and shaikh said to me “our path is certainly the path of servitude, humility and abasement of the ego. This is the only way to reach the Almighty.” He went onto say that he would honor anyone connected to Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs) and that there was no room for ones ego in such a presence!

I (Umm Maryam) do not recall any occasion where Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) confronted anyone about the wrong they may have committed, dishonorable conduct they may have displayed, nor reprimand for anything wrong they may have done. He certainly never exposed any flaws of anyone. I never heard him say to anyone “Why did you say this or do this?” Instead, he would ignore what was done against him and would make out as though he didn’t know so that the one in front of him would not feel embarrassed.
If he ever saw a person committing something wrong, he would still have a good opinion of him and try to find a legal Islamic excuse for his action. If he was told “So and so said this”, he would reply smiling and say “Maybe he was joking with you”. Acting like this, he would not leave room for any person to have a bad opinion of another and he would always say “Verily Allah the Almighty is Al Ghaffar (the Forgiver), Al Sattar (the Veiler of sins) who loves to veil his servants sins.”

He often reminds us of the Prophetic saying “Two traits that are beloved to Allah and His Prophet (s) are having a good opinion of Allah and having a good opinion of people. Two traits that are detested by them are having a bad opinion of Allah and having a bad opinion of people.”

He often reminds people “Allah is not as you think. He is the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful with His servants. No matter how disobedient the servant is, His Lord finds a way to excuse and forgive him for verily His Mercy covers everything. He forgives His servant who exceeds the limits, so it is better for you to withhold your hands and your tongues from His servants. Rather pray for them and invite them to their Lord, the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful, the Most Generous of Veilers. Allah’s Mercy does not have any limits, His Oceans of Mercy are limitless, never ending!”

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) told me (Umm Maryam) something wondrous about the Almighty’s unlimited, encompassing Mercy for His servants and His “Oceans of Mercy”, from what he had heard directly from Mawlana Shaikh Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) in one of his subhas (gatherings). He then whispered to me, don’t tell anyone what I have told you as most people will not understand these words in this time and will accuse us of going against what is written in the Holy Quran regarding the torment of hell fire.
He told me “Do not judge people by their external actions for verily Allah knows their true intentions. Do not judge any person as what he dies upon is unknown to you and only known to your Lord. Even if you see a funeral procession, do not say this is the funeral of an unbeliever or of a Christian or of a Jew, rather say that unbelievers, Christians or Jews are the ones conducting the funeral. You do not know in which state that person died upon, as it could be that in his very last moment on this Earth, Allah created faith in his heart and he died as a believer. It is from the Mercy of Allah that he can rectify a servant during his last seven breaths on this Earth, with His Mercy falling to change that person from an unbeliever to a believer, changing a bad ending to a prosperous one.”
This is from amongst the secrets that none can understand fully, except the Awliya (friends) of Allah who are embodiments of Divine Mercy. During this age, there are people whose hearts are indeed hardened and are denied such understanding, who go to the extent of labelling believers as unbelievers!

This is Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs), an Ocean of Mercy encompassing all things. His way is one of utter humility and total respect for all humans as they are honored by their Lord, as stated in the Holy Quran:
“And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.”

 

Part 8

Sayyidina Omar bin Al-Khattab (ra) said “Be inviters to Allah through your silence” It was asked “How can we do that?” He replied “Through your manners.”
Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is from amongst such people, silently inviting people through his Prophetic manners. Mawlana Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is certainly not the best preacher nor trained in the art of articulate speech, but his Prophetic manners, morals and etiquette speak volumes which allure and captivate the hearts of people, pointing to his Sainthood. His manners and character profoundly affect all those who meet him, even if they have only met him once. The fragrance of such purity emanates from him and his face is brilliant with heavenly lights which manifest in his words and actions.

Once a group of females at the zawiya (sufi lodge) in Amman wanted to renew their allegiance to the Naqshbandi Path and requested that Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) be present to bless the gathering. He kept delaying this for around two months out of humility, modesty and shyness. He finally agreed to come to the zawiya after the ladies dhikr which was held on Thursday afternoons. He entered the zawiya with his head lowered and was greeted by the ladies with “Oh the white moon rose over us..” (طلع البدر علينا) ode to the Prophet (s). At hearing this, his humility increased even more and he started to cry, his eyes flowing with tears. He then sat for many minutes, silently, not saying a single word. The blessings, peace and mercy in that gathering were palpable, falling upon all those who were attending. All of those present were crying from the sweetness of the heavenly manifestations and lights that they were being showered upon us through Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs). Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) silence was far more efficacious than any speech, with the heavenly manifestations emanating from that gathering being far stronger than anything we could have experienced listening to mere words.

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) is a silent caller to Allah, calling people through his state, teaching people manners, tolerance and civility towards Allah, His Prophet (s), His Awliya and His creation. Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) state encompasses Divine Mercy, Love and Wisdom. When he does speak, he speaks from the Divine repository of Treasures he acquired from Shaikh Abdallah Faiz Ad-Dagestani (qs) during the ten years he was in his service as his helper and translator. Sometimes Shaikh Abdallah’s (qs) talks would last for more than two hours in which he would stare into the eyes of his especial murid Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs), pouring heavenly knowledge, lights and secrets from the unlimited treasures of the Divine into his chest.

Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) told me (Umm Maryam) repeatedly that there is no permission to open these Heavenly treasures today. They will only be opened when Mahdi (as) arrives, during which many great secrets shall be revealed to those of understanding, who have been stripped of everything and have linked their hearts and souls to Mawlana Shaikh Nazim (qs).

On some occasions before going to bed, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) has shared with me (Umm Maryam) many wondrous matters relating to the totally encompassing and endless Mercy of Allah towards His servants and explanation of certain verses which he had heard from Shaikh Abdallah (qs). On hearing such explanations I (Umm Maryam) would be amazed by what he told me and would not sleep from the Heavenly manifestations that my heart would be flooded by. One day, I decided to write about these matters and author a book called “From the jewels of Shaikh AbdasSalam”. I started writing and relayed what I had written to Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs). He took what I had written from my hands and said “Have you gone mad? It is not allowed for us to spread or even mention this knowledge at this time where people are far from the true reality of the Holy Quran and cannot comprehend the knowledge contained within such Heavenly Gardens. If people are informed of such Heavenly knowledge, they will be quick to deny it and call us unbelievers for what we have said!” Since then, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) speaks little of such realities and only provides brief glimpses into such Heavenly knowledge from time to time in order to reinvigorate our hearts.

When he gives those that have true love (who are very few) from such knowledge, he speaks in accordance to their ability to receive and accept such information and as such, may remain silent for long periods. For those that show true love and sincerity, he talks to them from the beautiful Heavenly knowledge that attracts hearts and fills them with tranquility, contentment and peace, despite him getting physically tired when doing so.
Guests that have entered Shaikh AbdasSalam’s (qs) presence and tasted such knowledge but did not benefit, could well have entered his presence without manners or love or with a fault in their intention when visiting. From my humble place as a servant to guests, I would ask Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) at times to share from the jewels he had shared with me previously or shared with previous guests. He would look at me and I would understand that the people present were not ready to understand from such deep oceans of Heavenly knowledge.
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nce I prompted Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) to give guests that had arrived from afar, a rich, heavy talk so that they would be happy. Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) remained silent in their presence, as though his tongue was knotted and then started to speak very generally. I understood from this that the guests’ reason for visiting was for worldly reasons and not out of love for the Shaikh. After they had left, Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) asked me not to request such a thing as the permission to disclose such knowledge was not in his hands as it is divinely inspired on his tongue.

I also asked him to give talks to the murids in the zawiyah after the weekly dhikr from the deep oceans he possesses. He smiled and replied “Am I good at speaking?” He also said “Is there anyone there that will be able to grasp these words? And to whom will I be talking to? Mashallah, we have many Shuyukh that attend who are excellent speakers and everyone is knowledgeable and have certificates in Islamic Sciences and ijazas (permission to teach) from various scholars”.

I once asked him to give just a small suhba in order to rejuvenate the hearts of those present at the weekly dhikr and to share with those that were unaware of his lofty status and the knowledge he had inherited. He then said to me (probably to please me) “Ok, I will see tonight”. I was attentively listening behind the door that separates the women’s from the men’s section of the zawiya to hear what he was going to say in the suhba. After the dhikr ended, some of those present started to discuss some matters which turned into an argument in which their voices became raised. Mawlana Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) sat quietly with patience and tolerance, listening to all that was being said. He then got up and entered through the door separating the two sections (which also doubled up as his accommodation for many years) and said to me laughing “Did you hear the suhba!” The voices became louder to which he said “Give me all the sweets you have so that we can keep them busy with eating instead of arguing and engaging in useless talk!”
After taking full permission of Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) I have published some of his talks(suhba) for his lovers, for those who are true and sincere and want to benefit from his manners and treasures, for those that come from afar just to see Shaikh AbdasSalam(qs) in order to see his blessed face and to obtain his blessings.

It is for all these pure, sincere individuals that such words have been written, including those in the Hashemite family, may Allah protect their honor and raise their ranks and status, who visit Shaikh AbdasSalam (qs) out of their sincere love and respect for

Laylatul Qadr 2014 / Lailatul Qadr 2014

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Allaah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) described the morning after Lailatul-Qadr, so that the Muslim may know which day it is. From Ubayy, (RA), who said: that he (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “On the morning following Laylatul-Qadr the sun rises not having any rays, as if it were a brass dish, until it rises up.”

Calculating Laylatul Qadr

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Welcoming Laytul Qadr ..

Arif-Billah Hadrat Khwaja Abul Hasan Kharkani (rahmatullah alahay) mentioned that he did not missed the Night of Power (Lail-a-tul Qadr) since his adolescence age based on the instruction/ quotations of Hadrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (rahmatullahi alaihi). According to him, the night of Power will be on the following:

· If first day of Ramadan starts on Monday, the night of Power

will be on 21st Ramadan.

· If first day of Ramadan starts on Saturday, the night of Power

will be on 23rd Ramadan.

· If first day of Ramadan starts on Thursday, the night of Power

will be on 25th Ramadan.

· If first day of Ramadan starts on Tuesday or Friday, the night

of Power will be 27th Ramadan.

· If first day of Ramadan starts on Wednesday or Sunday, the

night of Power will be on 29th Ramadan.
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A formula from Ibn Arabi qs ..

 

Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn al-‘Arabi (al-Hatimi) outlined a method of catching this night, the conclusion of which is: 

– that if the first day of Ramadan is a Friday, then (most likely) Laylat ul-Qadr will fall on the night of the 29th, 
– if the first day of Ramadan is a Saturday, then (most likely) it will fall on the night of the 21st,
– if the first day of Ramadan is a Sunday, then (most likely) it will fall on the night of the 27th,
– if the first day of Ramadan is a Monday, then (most likely) it will fall on the night of the 19th,
– if the first day of Ramadan is a Tuesday, then (most likely) it will fall on the night of the 25th, 
– if the first day of Ramadan is a Wednesday, then (most likely) it will fall on the night of the 17th, 
– if the first day of Ramadan is a Thursday, then (most likely) it will fall on one of the tenth nights (20th or 30th),

 

 

Salawat / Durood for Rabi` al-Awwal 1434 (2014)

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Rabi` al-Awwal Mubarek

 

I was recently given this blessed salawat / durood by  ??????? for this blessed month. One should recite it 100, 300, 500, 1000 times or more inshAllah.  This can be done anytime during the day or specifically after Isha salah facing the qibla either picturing the Prophet Mohamed  sallallahu alayhi wa sallam holy face or his Rawdha Mubarek or the Blessed Green Dome.  This salawat will open 70 doors of mercy to you as well as forgiveness, fulfillment of hajah in deen, dunya and akhira, and dreaming the Holy Prophet Mohamed  sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

 

The salawat is:

للهم صل على سيدنا محمد النبي الامي وعلى اله وصحبه وبارك وسلم

Salawats to attract the Noble Gaze of The Prophet Mohamed sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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A salaam w a alikum,

I have arranged these 40 salawat for the ummah to derive benefit of attracting the noble gaze of the Prophet Mohamed sallallahu alayhi wa salam. This has been tried and tested for numerous different intentions. Recently, I made dua to Allah swt and asked if these salawats have any value to you and your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam to grant me a good dream. Right after  the dua, I drifted to sleep and  dreamt Sayidah Aisha Siddiqah radi Allahu anha in my house sitting with my wife – instructing her on a lesson. What better glad tidings then to dream one of the favorite wives of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. I advise everyone to read this daily after esha if not every Thursday (Jumah Night). If you do receive any good dreams or any other blessing feel free to contact me at Sidratulmuntaha786@gmail.com.

The salawats should be recited 3 times each including the long ones for maximum benefit inshAllah. A general dua for yourself and needs etc should be made after the recitation of the salawat.

The PDF file can be downloaded here  .. Salawat Compilation

Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (damat barakatuhum)

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“And that person who was dead, we gave him life and we granted him a light because of which he walks amongst people.” (Surah al-An’am, Verse 122)

A heedless person is like a corpse, whereas truly alive is the one who is constantly engaged in remembering Allah. Through the abundant remembrance of Allah the heedless heart of a person is transformed into a living one. Hence, this light of nisbah (spiritual connection) is such a blessing that it gives life to the heart that was once dead and devoid of the remembrance of Allah.

Different people display different signs of the attainment of this light. This light in the language of our mashaikh (spiritual elders) is also called faidh, barakah, rahmah, and noor. All these words point to the same blessing. Attainment of faidh means the attainment of illumination. When a person gives bayt (pledges allegiance) to a shaykh and engages in the remembrance of Allah (dhikr) he attains faidh through this dhikr and his heart fills with noor. His heart attains peace as a result.

Light and darkness cannot coexist in the same space. Whenever noor enters the heart of a person he achieves tranquility, and whenever his heart is engulfed by darkness he is in a state of perpetual anxiety. Darkness causes unrest and confusion while noor brings peace.

Shaykh Nazim on June 17th, 2012: HRH Prince Nayef bin ‘Abdul Aziz Al Saud .. The Star of Al Saud

Very Interesting account from Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani ..

Translation from Saltanat.org:

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
, An inspiration came to my heart about the loss (passing away) of the Crown Prince.  (Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud)  May Allah’s (swt) Mercy be on him.  A few words came to my heart and I would like to share & speak about what has been  inspired to my heart  concerning the Crown Prince.

We say, Audhu Billahi min al shaytan al rajim, Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim.  Allahu Akbar Al Akbar!  Subhana Allah!  The news was given last night about the passing away of the Crown Prince of the House of Saud and for this reason what was inspired to my heart, I would like to share it with the Muslims, the believers and all the people. And all of us are servants of our Lord (jwa) Subhanahu wa Taala.  Allahu Akbar Al Akbar! Allahu Akbar Al Akbar! Allahu Akbar Al Akbar!

The news spread rapidly about the passing away of the Crown Prince of the House of Saud.  And what has been inspired to my heart is that he was, Subhana Allah! Among the House of Saud he was a bright star. There was no one like him.  Subhana Allah! This is the inspiration that came to the heart of a weak servant.  May Allah (swt) have Mercy on his soul & on us.

We are living in the blessed months.  The first one is Rajab, “the month of Allah & Shaaban is my (sas) month, and Ramadan is the month of my nation.” Subhana Allah, the greatest of months.  Rajab, the month of Rajab, because it is Rajabul Fard/Unique, and therefore it said that Rajab is the month of Allah (swt).  It is not equal to any other month.  It is called the month of Allah (swt).  Not Ramadan, nor Shaaban, nor any of the other months. This month is a glorified & exalted month.  It’s honour can’t be quantified by any  measurement. Shaban is my (sas) month.  Rajabun Ajaibun! Allahu Akbar Al Akbar!  Allahu Akbar Al Akbar! Subhanahu wa Taala.

The news has spread immediately about the passing away of the Crown Prince of the House of Saud.

They said, & I heard, that he was a shining star among the House of Saud.  There was no one like him.

This is how they describe him.  He was a great person among the House of Saud.  He is praised.  “And who dies in a foreign country is considered Shahid/martyr”.  Then he…Subhana Allah, died in a foreign country & therefore is considered Shahid/martyr, on the blessed night of Laylatul Miraj.  No one of the Saudi family has reached this station.  Masha’Allah to him.  He was peaceful & calm, his personality was soft.  He never harmed anyone, that praising is from Heavens.

Haqq (swt) says “Kullu Nafsin Dha’iqatu Al-Mawti Thumma Ilayna Turja`una”(29:57)  “Everyone must taste death then onto Us you shall return” (29:57) His soul was taken on Laylatul Mi’raj.  This is a special thing was granted to him.  Among the House of Saud, not one Prince nor a King, nor a Sultan has ever reached this level.  This praising no one has reached it in Laylatul Miraj. Subhana Allah!  O people, O believers, Allah (jwa) says “everyone must taste death then onto Us you shall return” (29:57)  And he is different.  Every one of the Kings requested to be buried in their own countries, their city is Riyadh, except for him. He requested to be prayed on in the Haram of Makka Al Mukarrama.  And that he may be buried in Makka Al Mukarrama.   No one has reached this level.

He has never harmed anyone nor has anyone ever complained against him.  But he was limited…there was no power left in his hands.  If his life was longer he would have given the Kingdom to the rightful owners from the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet (saws).  He had the intention. In Laylatul Miraj, the night before yesterday Awliya’ Allah (swt) were informed about  what he was thinking:  to give the Kingdom (of Saudi Arabia)  to its rightful owners.  Like the believers must   give the amanat to its owners, Makka Mukarrama & Madina Al Munawwara are with the House of Saud now as a trust.  He is the one who was inspired in his heart to give the kingdom back to its rightful owners as it was shown to him from Heavenly Orders.  That Crown Prince was a lover of Truth & his love for Haqq/Truth was so as to give amanat/entrusted land back to its people.  He was hiding this matter about giving everything back to its owners,  but this was on his mind.

And in Laylatul Miraj the angels came down and took his soul so that his will be done, to pray Salat Al Janaza  in Haram of Makka Al Mukarrama. He was a great man, this was his intention.  He was taken and people cried for him, they cried for him.  He has been buried this night in Makka Al Mukarrama.  Yes! O House of Saud, Allah (swt) is witness & His Prophet (saws) is witness to what the House of Saud has done.  Whether they accept or not Allah (swt) will ask them about this. His intention was clear & it was to give back the land to its owners.  This was kept in his heart, Subhana Allah! Allahu Akbar Al Akbar!

O Kings & leaders & Princes, Haqq (swt) says “Kullu Nafsin Dha’iqatu Al-Mawti Thumma Ilayna turja`una”(29:57) “Everyone of you will taste death & onto Me you shall return.” (29:57) If they accept, the Lord of Bounty, the Lord of Heavens & Earths accepts only this servant from the House of Saud, who is prayed upon in the Haram of Makka & buried in Haram Al Sharif (Makka).

Allah (jwa) says astaizzu BillahWa Ma Khalaqtu Al-Jinna Wa Al-’Insa Illa Liya`buduni“(51:56)  I don’t need from them provision  or anything, except that they serve Me.  I am a weak servant & my Arabic is weak as if I am illiterate, but in the middle of the night some inspirations came to my heart concerning him…  He is pointing to me with his head like this.  They dressed him with Divine Light, not like any other King was dressed.  Allah (swt) blessed him that he may be prayed on in the Haram of Makka and that he may be buried in Makka Al Mukarrama.

Yes, O Kings “Kullu Nafsin Dha’iqatu Al-Mawti“(29:57) death is written for everyone…And for each one of us, surely death will come to us.  O Kings, Haqq (swt) says “And I created not the jinns & humans except they should worship Me”(51:56) And Haqq (swt) says “Liyabluwakum Ayyukum  Ahsanu Amalan…” (67:2)  O Kings, what deeds are you doing?  Allah (swt) looks to what you do & says “He may test which of you is best in deeds.” (67:2)  This is not my thinking, but my certainty, that  Al Haqq (swt) wants what is  rightly due to  be returned to its owners.  And from amongst the House of Saud, he had the intention to give back the Kingdom to its rightful owners, to the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet (saws). 

“Liyabluwakum Ayyukum  Ahsanu `Amalan…” (67:2) O people what are you doing?  What do you do?  They keep treasures like Qarun and it has no benefit for them.  What benefits them is to spend!  Spend, “give without saying no & don’t fear that your wealth will decrease.”  O Kings what are you doing?  The Beloved of Allah (sas) said: Spend O Bilal, and don’t fear from the Lord of the Throne any decrease!

This believer in one God, and loving to the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet (saws),   his intention was to give away all his treasures.  He was prevented, but it reached!  What he intended to do, reached God!  Masha Allah.

O Kings take a lesson from this servant who had a good intention.  Spend! And don’t fear from the Lord of   the Throne any decrease.  He wanted to obey  the verse that says “Liyabluwakum Ayyukum  Ahsanu `Amalan…” (67:2) May God have Mercy on his soul.  The people of Truth have no other king from the late kings of Aal Saud  to praise and recommend except  Prince Nayef!  He took their praise, good for him!  O Sons of Saud, may God give you good rewards if you obey like him!  Today in this world. Tomorrow in the afterlife. O people, all Muslims in all Muslim countries, observe this lesson:  Allah rewards his weak servant with   the best reward, the best reward. We have treasures, of this world we don’t need the rewards of the House of Saud or any other people! No! Dunya, for the good servants of Allah (swt), is under their feet!

I was told today to remind all people about the late Prince Nayef.  Nayef, his face was shown to us.  Nobody saw what we saw.  The Saints of Makka Al Mukarrama  showed us.  No one else amongst Aal Saud was granted that except him. Allah (swt) blessed this servant.  He had a good intention to give   people their rights May God reward him with goodness, and may God reward you Sons of Saud.  Wait and obey God’s orders!  Be servants for Allah!  Be rulers of yourselves.  Be steadfast on the right way.  Be the best of people! As Allah (jwa) honoured you to test your deeds, to test your deeds and who does goodness amongst you.

Do you understand Arabic? Mine is weak O Kings!  And I have no request from you.  I reached the age of exemption  SN.:Those exempted  by Allah (swt) the most merciful.  Who are those exempted by Allah the   most merciful must be of their age.  I don’t   want from you anything except assuming goodness   in us, and the people.  Assume goodness in people.  Be generous to people, If you are   generous, it is for your own selves.  If you are not generous, you keep God’s Generosity away from yourselves too.

O Shaykhs of Egypt, Shaykhs of Sham, Shaykhs of Baghdad, East, and West, keep and think about these words, they don’t   come from books that we have, but these are inspirations, and he is happy & he blinked at me during his Janaza Prayer, like this.  I don’t want from you rewards or thanks.  If I was   preparing something to speak to the Muslim people…But I was strongly inspired and it forced me, from the Master of Prophets (saws), Master of beginning & end, Rasullah(sas).

Ask them, he says, the Prophet (saws) of the end of times, “My Lord prays upon me, and they prevent prayers made upon me! And I am his opponent,on the Day of Judgement,   O kings of Saud! Astaghfirullah, I repent to Allah (swt).  I have declared, I declared & Allah (swt) is witnessing and the Prophet (saws) is witnessing and the angels are witnessing,   I am a weak servant, two words & I get tired. And my Arabic is also little.  I don’t condole those who suggested that I remind the nation of the Prophet (saws) all of them. Those who took this advice, good for them.  Those who neglected this advice, woe to them here, and hereafter.

Tawba Ya Rabbi  Tawba Astaghfirullah, Tawba Ya Rabbi  Tawba Ya Rabbi, Tawba Astaghfirullah.  Give Your beloved, the Master of  beginning and end, light and happiness, and make him content  here and in the Hereafter amongst  all worlds, O Lord of the Great Throne.  He knows what happens  upon the Throne of the All Merciful.  O House of Saud!  Appreciate your Prophet (saws)!

Al Fatiha.

Stories & Salawat/Durood of Hazrat Fazlur Rahman Ganj Muradabadi qs

I happen to be reading some books and came across the Great Shaykh Hazrat Fazlur Rehman Ganj Muradbadi qs. I remember in my early days reading about how he ran away in the battle against the British because Khidr as was on their side. Later I found out about all the takwini manners and understood the reasons etc. None the less what amazed me is that the deobandis and barelwi both hold him in high esteem. So I started my research. Another amazing thing is that he studied hadith with Shah Abdul Aziz Dehlawi qs. He was also gifted to study hadith in the night time with Shah Abdul Aziz Dehlawi qs who would take it directly from the Ruh of the Prophet Mohamed sala allahu alayhi wa salam.  Not many have had this karamat of taking hadith directly from the Prophet Mohamed sala allahu alayhi wa salam. A few come to mind who took the ijaza of the different quranic recitations were Shaykh Zawawi qs and Shaykh Ahmad Tijani qs. I am sure by now most people reading will start to question how???  Those who travel the path and start the purification of the heart get openings where they can interact with the souls of anbiya and awliya once  alam awrah is open to them. For those in the Naqshbandi Mujjaddi way this is sabaq 2 latifah ruh. Once this is activated ones kashf/vision open if you get tawajuh from a kamil murshid. This is all candy for the murids to keep them going forward in tariqa. If you get lost sightseeing the shaykh is urged to close down the vision and raise you higher as the goal is to get closer to Allah swt not to get visions etc.  None the less each lesson has its signs which should be observed in the mureed. Now back to the shaykh. Here is some info I found about him with some of the elders.

Hazrat Gangoh qs

Mawlana ‘Ashiq Ilahi Mirathi (may Allah shower His mercy upon him) writes:

‘‘Mawlana ‘Abd al-Majid Hazarwi would relate, ‘‘When I began studying hadith under the tutelage of Sayyid Nadhir Husayn Dehlawi[1], I would feel anxiety in my heart and would often see dreams in which I was surrounded by roaming piglets. Seeing these dreams I became completely disheartened and went straight to the company of Mawlana Fadl-e-Rahman[2] (may Allah shower His mercy upon him) in Ganj Muradabad. I explained to him what I was studying and the nature of my dreams. Mawlana asked me, ‘‘Where do you study?’’ I replied, ‘‘In Delhi, with Mawlana Nadhir Husayn.’’ He suggested, ‘‘Go to Mawlana Rashid Ahmad in Gangoh. That is where the bastion of hadith is.’’ Thereafter, he continued to praise Imam Rabbani (Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (may Allah sanctify his secret)), and said, ‘‘Go there, relay my salam to him and inform him that you have been sent by Fadl-e-Rahman.’’ Thus, Mawlana ‘Abd al-Majid arrived in Gangoh. When he went to Mawlana [Rashid Ahmad Gangohi], he was sitting on a stool for ablution, brushing his teeth with a miswak. He smiled upon seeing Mawlana ‘Abd al-Majid. The latter greeted him with salam and relayed Mawlana Fadl-e-Rahman’s salam and message. He informed him, ‘‘Mawlana praised you greatly and I am now here having been sent by him.’’ Upon hearing this, Mawlana said with complete humility, ‘‘He praises others since he himself is worthy of praise, otherwise I know what I really am.’’

Mawlana ‘Abd al-Majid relates, ‘‘Finally, I commenced [the study of] hadith and benefited from Mawlana [Rashid Ahmad Gangohi], and from that very day my distress began decreasing and my happiness continued to increase daily.’’ ’’

Hazrat Thanwi qs

Hazrat Hakeem al Ummat (rah) says:

Twice I was blessed with the opportunity to present myself in the service of Hazrat Maulana Shah Fazlur Rahman saheb Ganj muradabadi (rah)… I cannot confidently recall the month and year but im quite sure that my first visit was in 1301 Hijri and the month was probably the month of Rabius Thani or Jamadul ula.

since I can only remember this visit to be after the period of my service at Kanpur..and it was my last journey during my association at Kanpur which was approaching the period of Meelad.. and people generally used to inquire about the masail of meelad.. being a fresh Mudarris I had arrived in Kanpur.. and after two months, owing to certain issues, I had resigned and made up my mind to return to Thanabhavan..

During this time when I intended to leave Kanpur, I had this thought about gaining the blessings of hazrat Maulana (rah) by visting him… Since I wasn’t sure if I would ever travel towards this place again…

There was talib e ilm named Mehdi Hassan who used to study the Qur’an.. taking him along I began my journey towards Moradabad..

Exhausted… We reached at last.. Isha salaah was already over.. and Maulana had retired to his room from the Masjid.. a message was sent through the khadim.. Hazrat asked for us and leaving my companion with the luggage I set forth alone with the khadim..

I remember faintly of a desk set in a corner next to which a rug was spread… and Hazrat Maulana was resting on a cot on the opposite side…

Standing before him I said my salaams.. answering me, he began to speak in his unique accent quite rapidly.. and in one go asked three questions.. Who are you..? Where have you come from..? Why have you come..?

Hazrat Maulana possessed a natural accent that was simple.. he bore a very down to earth temperament.. neither was he accustomed to artificial formalities.. Had a clear nature.. While conversing his tone would speed… especially with those who visited him with etiqad… the way I visited… and people would of course visit him with etiqad..

He spoke with such an accent that a stranger would easily mistaken it as if Maulana was angry.. but this wasn’t so.. those who would visit him twice or thrice..would understand by now that his accent was such. Even when he spoke with love and affection his accent remained the same…

So Maulana asked quickly in his unique accent… who are you..? where have you come from..? why have you come..?.. Respectfully, I answered his questions as.. I’am a Talib e Ilm.. I have come from Kanpur… I have come for ziarat..
Listening to this he became even more rapid in speech..

Said:

Bade aaye ziarat wale.. are ye koee waqt hai ziarat ka.. aise waqt kisi ki ziarat ko aaya karte hain.. aadmi ko chahiye ke zara sawere aaye.. doosra kuch roti waghera ka intezaam kar sake.. abh batlao tumhare liye khana kahan se laun.. tumhe khuda ka khauf nahin aaya… tum ko zameen na nigal gayee..

As if. .. Is this the time to visit.. does anyone visit at this hour.. a person should come early in the morning so that one can make due arrangements for food.. now tell me where from can I get you dinner.. weren’t you not afraid of god.. did the earth not swallow you..

Iam very much thankful to Allah  that after glancing at my heart I did not find any feeling of hurt or complain. Even if he had said anything more I wouldn’t have felt bad.
I had presented myself with great etiqad… and that itself was the motive…

But I felt it disrespectful to utter anything now.. this was a rebuke.. what could I answer.. so I stood silent.. after sometime he said … do you have any money.. I replied yes.. said ok you may leave now.. buy something from the market to eat.. and meet me in the morning.. I said very well.. after saying this he told the khadim to lodge me in a particular house.

” So we accompanied him and he showed us the place.. it looked like an ordinary dwelling.. Quite unsafe.. like a rest house.. anyway I reached there with the transport along with my companion and began to unload our belongings.. it was our intention that we get some eatables from bazaar then take leave in the morning as advised..

Just then a khadim arrived saying that Maulana wants to see me.. I said to myself he must have remembered something more.. anyway.. I have come here to listen it all.. so i went along and stood before Maulana..
He ordered me to sit down.. the accent was still the same.. but this time there was love and affection.. since we shall know later.. his accent was such.. owing to his very simple nature.. hearing this I sat near the Takht ( wooden seat like a diwan) on the coired mattress..

Said. .come here sit on the takht.. so I sat there as told.. then he asked the khadim to get me food from his daughters place.. and the khadim immediately returned with food..
In a vessel there was some gravy.. probably arhar daal (split red gram curry) atop which were kept some rotis..(Indian bread)..

When the khadim placed the food before me, Maulana looked on.. even though the lamp was dim and I was sitting at a distance.. his eyesight was quite good even at this age.. looking at the food he said to the khadim.. ill-mannered fellow..! is this how you serve food to guests.. you could have brought the roti in another plate.. and gravy in a separate vessel.. how could you bring the roti on top of a vessel..?

Khadim replied that he searched but could not find the plate.. said now you lie !..is it not placed on that particular rack..? this he may have said by kashf..

Maulana was known for his kashf.. hearing this khadim hurried and fetched the plate..
orelse I had to eat all those rotis holding in my hand.. when I began to eat he asked me what is the food..?

I said hazrat its arhar daal and roti.. he replied Subhan Allah this is a great blessing..! You are learned man.. And you studied under Maulvi Muhammed Yaqoob.. Maulana had kashf.. said he was a very good man.. this was the heaviest praise Maulana could offer.. since Maulana abstained from exaggeration in praise..

Saying that he was a very good person was itself a heavy praise…this also proved the relation between Maulana and Hazrat Maulana Muhammed Yaqoob sahab..
Said You are a learned man.. you know how the condition of sahabah radhi Allahu anhum was.. simply eating a dried date they would go for jihad and fight the whole day.. when he began to mention about the sahaba radhi Allahu anhum he got excited and stood up.. it was his habit to become excited whenever the mention of akabireen came upon..

Now excited by the mention of sahaba e karam he stood near me resting his hand on my shoulders speaking on the virtues of sahaba.. I continued to eat.. I do remember him recite even a couplet or two…

Then he asked me if I would eat berries.. I replied it was hazrat’s tabarruk.. said leave aside tabarruk and all that .. tell me if your stomach gets upset on eating berries.. I said no.. then he reached for a vessel that contained some large berries and he offered me to eat,.. then he said jokingly You could have said to urself that I ate it all and did not bother about the guest..

When I was done with the food he gave me permission to leave.. said sleep after praying isha.. now we shall meet in the morning.. Maulana then went inside.. I offered my prayers and prepared to sleep at my place…

Fajr prayer was offered behind Maulana.. he lead the prayer and recited short surahs.. then he sat facing towards us.. after a while he got up turning his attention towards someone who appeared to be a rich man from his disposition.. it would be quite evident in winters if one was rich or a commoner just from his clothing…

Anyway Maulana turned towards him and asked… When will you leave? He said after praying Jum’a… Asked what shall happen if you pray Jum’a here..?
He said where else could I pray Jum’a. . he seemed to be an old acquaintance.. who visited him often..

Maulana said:

Hume kya khabar kahaan padhoge..? hum koee thekedaar hain tumhare Jum’a ke.. logon ko sharm nahin aati munh par dadhee laga kar paraye tukdon par padhte hain..

How do I know where you shall pray? Am I responsible for your Jum’a,, people are not ashamed even after keeping a beard they want to eat at others expense.. he too seemed to be very informal.. said he is not leaving anyhow.. hearing this Maulana took him by the arm forcefully and said just get out of here.. so he left..

Not sure if he left the town or not.. I wondered if I was next in line, so I took his permission to leave.. said very well..
I began to walk and Maulana too came along.. I wondered he might be incidentally walking in the same direction due to some need…neither did I think nor felt myself worthy that he would give me company… but later it was known that he did come to see me off.. So whenever a guest house would pass by he asked me do you stay here…?

Finally we reached the guesthouse.. I stopped there and Maulana too stood back.. told me to get a transport and mount the luggage..
I stretched my hands for the farewell Musafah and requested Maulana to make dua for me.. he said I have already made dua for you..

Then I requested him to give me something to recite.. said read Qulhu Allahu and subhan Allahi wa bi hamdihi..200 times each.. I had learnt that he prescribed this even to the students since there was great virtue in its recitation as mentioned in hadees shareef..

Since I was a traveler Jum’a was not an obligation and there was no remorse in letting it go… having returned from there, the foundation of Madrassa Jamiat ul Uloom was laid and I was requested to stay on in kanpur.. otherwise I had decided to leave Kanpur while making my trip towards Hazrat.. doubtful of any visit in future.. so ultimately I settled in Kanpur..”

Yadgaar Mulaqaten p 354 – 359

Ala Hazrat Imam Raza Khan Barelwi qs

Once a great scholar known as Ahmed Raza (Ala Hazrat) (rahmatullah alaih) came to meet Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih). When He reached at the khutiya (Hut) of Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) he asked the khadim of Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) that he wanted to meet Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi(rahmatullah alaih). On which the khadim went to Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) and told him that ahmed raza (rahmatullah alaih) wants to meet. On hearing this Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) said what he want from a fakir there are so many scholars in his khandan(Family). I dont have any thing to give him, after hearing this the khadim told Ahmed raza (rahmatullah alaih) what Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) has told but Ahmed raza (rahmatullah alaih) requested once again to meet him on hearing this Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) called him, Ala Hazrat (rahmatullah alaih) asked Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) what does he think of Milad Sharif instead of replying to the quetion Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi(rahmatullah alaih) asked him what do you think of “Milaad Sharif ” on which Ahmed raza (rahmatullah alaih) replied for me it is mustahab on hearing the answer Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehma Gunjmuradabadi(rahmatullah alaih) said for me it is sunnat, and said that the Sahaba-e-Karam(Radi Allahu anhu) who use to take part in jihad use to praise our Holy Prophet(Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam) among their people and use to tell all people that how Allah has blessed his Holy Prophet(Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam) and many other things this is what we do in Milad Sharif the only difference is that the Sahaba-e-Karam(Radi Allahu anhu) use to distribute their head while u people distribute Laddu(sweet) and after this Ala Hazrat(rahmatullah alaih) asked him for any guindance tips on which Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi(rahmatullah alaih) replied dont do takfir in a hurry, Ala Hazrat(rahmatullah alaih) on hearing this started thinking that i called only those people kafir who disobeys our Holy Prophet(sal-lal-laho-tala-alihi-wasalm) Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) came to know what Ahmed Raza(rahmatullah alaih) was thinking by KASHF and replied yes yes undoubetly if any one disobeys the Holy Prophet(sal-lal-laho-tala-alihi-wasalm) even in a slightest manner is undoubtely Kafir.

Then Hazrat Maulna Fazl-e-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih) removed his cap(Topi) and placed his cap on the head of ahmed raza (rahmatullah alaih) and said that like the cap is shining on your head ahmed raza (rahmatullah alaih) one day you will shine in the whole universe and as you people can see how the fame of ahmed raza (rahmatullah alaih) is today all over the world because of the dua of Sarkare Fazle Rehman Gunjmuradabadi (rahmatullah alaih). The Topi Mubarak(Cap) is still present at the dargah sharif of Ala Hazrat(rahmatullah alaih) which is in bareily Sharif and is nicely kept with the Taburukat of Ala Hazrat(rahmatullah alaih) and are shown to the people on friday and on some occasion. You can have a look at the topi mubarak in the photo gallery or at the link below.

http://silsila-e-rehmani.webs.com/apps/photos/

Salawat/ Durood of Hazrat Fazlur Rahman Ganj Muradabadi qs

Now it is mentioned by Hazrat Fazlur Rahman Ganj Muradabadi qs that everything he was gifted by Allah swt was due to the baraka of this blessed salawat/durood

I have conducted research and found out this is a salawat/durood is related to Hazrat Uways Al Qarni.

This salawat/durood should be recited 100, 313, 500, 1100 times daily.

Those who want to get access to the court of  Rasulullah sala allahu alayhi wa salam should recite this daily 1100 without fail after isha salah in wudu facing the qibla.

The salawat/ durood is:

Salawat/Durood of Fazlur Rehman Ganj Muradabadi qs

Allahuma Sali Ala Sayedina Mohammadin wa Aala Itratehi Bi Adadi Kule Malum Mil Lak

Shaykh Abdul Mabood and King Abdul Aziz Al Saud ..

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Shaykh Abdul Mabood AL Gilani passed in 1983 at the age of 160 years old

Shaykh Abdul Mabood’s wife invited me one night for dinner. It was the first time I had the opportunity to visit and chat with his wife and the rest of his family in a less formal way. That evening I noticed that there was a plaque on the wall, written in Arabic, and sealed with a wax impression that appeared to be the standard of the royal family of Saud. I asked about it and this is what I was told.

After he had performed his pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, Shaykh Abdul Mabood remained in the Hijaz, teaching. King Abdul Aziz bin Saud had just recently taken control of the country and was under tremendous pressure from the Wahhabi scholars in Ryadh to control the emerging influence of the Sufis in the Hijaz, as well as the Shias and their interests in the shrines of the members of the Prophet’s family. Succumbing to their threats, King Abdul Aziz launched a campaign against these two groups, by destroying the shrines of the awliya’.

Shaykh Abdul Mabood after having petitioning the King on many occasions to stop these activities met with treachery. The king had put a warrant for the Shaykh’s arrest. The Shaykh banded together with others wanting to preserve these holy places, and waged battles against any army that attempted to hurt or destroy these shrines. The conflict raged on for many months. The warrant for the Shaykh’s arrest had become a bounty hunt as the king placed a large sum of gold on Shaykh Abdul Mabood’s head.  After some time the Shaykh was arrested and brought to stand trial in the court of King Abdul Aziz. The trial lasted for but a few minutes, the charges were read and the sentence handed out.

The Shaykh was brought in front of King Abdul Aziz. Shaykh Abdul Mabood’s head had already been wrapped in clothe and the axe and chopping block were already in the courtyard of the palace. The king leaned over to the Shaykh and asked if there were any last words. The Shaykh began to recite several poems about the qualities of the Prophet’s family and how they should be remembered and cherished for all times. The king was moved to tears. For not only were the words of the Shaykh overwhelmingly beautiful but the king recognized those poems as having been written by his grandfather and recited to him almost every night.

King Abdul Aziz AL Saud

King Abdul Aziz AL Saud

The king ordered the clothe to be removed from the Shaykh’s head and for him to be set free. The king approached Shaykh Abdul Mabood and humbly requested his forgiveness. . As a personal show of gratitude to the Shaykh, the King decreed that from that day forward, Shaykh Abdul Mabood would be the guest of the kingdom on the pilgrimage to Hajj.  The kingdom of Saudi Arabia would cover all of his travel expenses and costs to stay in Mecca and Medina. The Shaykh was given an official plaque with this decree. It was this plaque, I asked about on the wall.

Prior to receiving this gift, the Shaykh had already performed the Hajj for many years. When I had met him in 1983, he had already completed over 100 pilgrimages to Hajj. As far as we know, he holds the record for attending the pilgrimage.

His wife went on to tell me that Shaykh Abdul Mabood remains in bed most of the year. A few weeks before Hajj, he starts to move around more and a few days before he sets off to Hajj, he walks around, full of energy. She said that his hair turns from white to gray and even turns black as the Hajj approaches. In her time as wife of the Shaykh, he had lost and grown another set of teeth. As a junior wife, she remembered coming into a household of two other senior wives that the Shaykh had several sets of teeth come in and fall over his lifetime.

Taken from “Stories of Awliyah” by Al Hajj Mustafa Ali

Habib Ali Al Jifri of the Ba Alawi Tariqa takes Bayah with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani (qs)

A friend recently informed me that Habib Ali Al jifri of the Ba Alawi tariqa recently took bayah with Shaykh Nazim Al haqqani in the last 10 days of ramadan. I was first stunned by this as I was actually thinking to take the ba alawi tariqa originally. Another amazing thing  is many know that its common for the habaib to take baya of baraka. In this case this is after the death of the Qutb of the Ba alawi tariqa  Habib Abdul Qadir Al Saqqaf and the second in command Habib Ali Al Aydarus who was more on the hidden side. Both awliyah passed in the last couple months one 40 days after the other.  Could this be bayah of suluk ? as it was also in ramadan and the last 10 days! My close friend informed me he renewed his baya on the first day and today on Juma he did it after the sohba. Here is some pictures that were forwarded to me.

Before Jumah Salah

Habib Ali during Naqshbandi Hadra

Shaykh Nazim qs Laughing with Habib Ali

Formal Bayah with Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani qs

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