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Urs of Hazrat Syed Imam Zainul Aabideen (R.A) 18th Muharram 1438 Hirjri.

 

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Urs sharif was on 18th Muharram 1438 Hirjri.  This was  approx  Thursday 20th October 2016 . This is a belated posting.

 

Hazrat Syed Imam Zainul Aabideen
 
Sayyidal-SajjadImam Abu al-Hasan Ali
Zain al-‘AabideenRadiAllahuTa’alaAnho
SayyidunaAbu al-Hasan Ali, Imam Zain al-‘Abideenis the fourth Imam andShaykhof theSilsilaAaliyahQaadiriyahBarakaatiyahRazviyahNooriyah. He was one of the greatestAabidsof his era. ImamZuhri(RadiAllahuTa’alaAnho) says, (In my era) I have not seen any Quraysh more excellent than Imam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiAllahuTa’alaAnho).HadratIbn Abbas (RadiAllahuTa’alaAnho) used to look at Imam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiAllahuTa’alaAnho) and refer to him as the Beloved of the Beloved.

BIRTH:

He was born on a Thursday the 5th ofShabaan38 Hijri in MadinahMunawwarah. [Masaalikas-Saalikeen, Vol. 1, Page 207]

NAME:

HadratImam Hussain kept most of his children names attached to the name Ali. This was due to his love for his fatherSayyidunaAli (RadiAllahuTa’alaAnho). He was thus also named Ali. He was also known as Abu Muhammad,AbulHassan,AbulQaasimand Abu Bakr. His titles wereSajjad, Zain al-‘Aabideen,SayyidulAbideen,Zakkiand etc.

EDUCATION:

He spent two years with his grandfatherSayyidunaAli (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho), ten years with his uncleSayyidunaImam Hasan (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) and eleven years with his father,HadratImam Hussain (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho).

BLESSED MOTHER:

His mother was known as Umm-e-Wulad, and was also known asShaharBanuRadiAllahuTa’alaAnha. She was very pious and Allah fearing.

HIS FEATURES:

He was the image of his grandfatherSayyidunaAli (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho). He was tan in complexion and not very tall. He had a full beard on which he used henna (mehndi).

PREDICTIONS OF HIS BIRTH:

HadratJaabir(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) says, I was in the blessed court of the Prophet (SallallahoAlaihiwaAalihiwaSallam) and Imam Hussain (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) was in the blessed arms of the Prophet (SallallahoAlaihiwaAalihiwaSallam). The Prophet (SallallahoAlaihiwaAalihiwaSallam) said, OJaabir(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)! A son shall be born to him, whose name shall be Ali. Then he will have a child, whose name shall be Muhammad (ImamBaaqir). OJaabir! If you meet with him, then you should pass my salaams to him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIS CHARACTER:

HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) was blessed with beautiful character, which he definitely inherited from his illustrious forefathers. He was very eloquent and very respectful. He was always willing to assist those in need. Umar Abu Nasr writes that Imam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) purchased various slaves, and then set them free. He would be kind even to those who were his personal enemies. Once he heard that there was a certain person who always spoke ill of him.HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) went to him and treated him with such respect and kindness, that he repented from his bad behaviour and affiliated himself to the great Imam. Many great poets have written numerousQasidasin praise of his kindness and generosity. [Masaalikas-Saalikeen, Vol. 1, Page 208]

HIS EXCELLENCE:

AbuHaazimsays, I have not seen any Jurist more exalted than him.

ZahbiandAiniyahhave said, We have not seen anyQuraishmore exalted than him.

HadratImamMaalik(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) says, He is from the Men of Excellence

Ibn AbiShaibasays, In Hadith, the most exalted chain of transmission is that which is narrated from Imam Zain al-‘Abideen, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) where he narrates from his father Imam Hussain (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho). [Masaalikas-Saalikeen]

HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) was always prepared to sacrifice everything he had for Islam. He sacrificed all his wealth twice for Islam. He was a very generous person. He used to discreetly send money to the poor people living in MadinahShareefand none of them knew that the money was coming from him. The only time this became known to them, was after hiswisaal. [Tarikhal-Khulafa]

HIS PATIENCE :

He was a person with great patience. After the Battle of Karbala, HE was marched to Damascus in chains and in the time of Abdul Malik bin Marwan , he was arrested and chained. He was then forced to walk from Madinah to Syria in chains. With all this, he never complained or said one word about his condition in the Court of Allah . He instead remained patient and madeShukr(thanked Allah ) on every step. Imam Zain al-‘Abideen’smost loyal studentSayyidunaImamZuhricould not bear to see the Imam in this condition, so he went to Abdul Malik binMarwaan, and had the great Imam released. He then took him back to MadinahShareefwith great respect. [Khazinatal-Asfiyah, Vol.1, Page 31/32]

HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideenhad a very soft heart and always thought of the sacrifice that was given by his Father Imam Hussain and all the other Martyrs on the plains of Karbala.

Once, he was walking in the blessed streets of MadinahMunawwarah, when he saw a person placing a goat on the ground, and was sharpening the knife before making the animalzibah. On seeing this, he became very saddened and thought of the martyrdom of his father. He then began to weep bitterly and asked the man, “My dear Brother! Did you give the goat some food and water ornot?”Theman replied that he had fed and given water to the goat for the past three days and had also fed it water just before laying in down. On hearing this,HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideenlet out a sigh of pain and said, “It is sad, that the people ofKufadid not even care for him like (you care for) the goat. They starved him for three days and nights and then martyred him in this state.” [Masaalikas-Saalikeen]

He used to perform one thousandrakaatsofnafilsalaahevery night. One night whilst he was performing hisnafils, his house caught on fire. The people were rushing around trying to put of the fire, but he continued hisNamaazwith total sincerity. After he completed hissalaah, the people told him that his house had caught on fire and yet he continued reading hissalaat(Namaaz) without any showing any sign of panic. He said, “You were trying to extinguish this fire, and I was trying to extinguish the fire of the hereafter.”[Khazinatal-Asfiyah, Vol.1, Page 31]

A person once swore at Imam Zain al-Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) and made slanderous remarks to him.

In response, Imam Zain al-Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) said to him: ‘If the attributes, you accuse me of, are found in me then I repent to AllahAzzawajaland ask for forgiveness. If the attributes are not found in me then on your behalf I ask AllahAzzawajalfor forgiveness and repentance.’

The person saw Imam Zain al-Abideen’spatience and was overwhelmed by it. He stood up, kissed Imam Zain al-Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) on the forehead and said: ‘May my soul be sacrificed for you! Whatever I accused you of was wrong. I seek forgiveness from you and I request you to pray to AllahAzzawajalfor the acceptance of my repentance.’

Imam Zain al-Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) agreed to pray to AllahAzzawajalon his behalf.

HIS IBAADAT:

After theshahaadatof his blessed father Imam Hussain (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho), he completely divorced himself from the materialistic world. He spent all his time in the remembrance of Allah. He would pass his days and nights thinking of the tragedy of Karbala and weeping. WhenHadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) used to sit down to perform wudhu, then his face used to become pale, and when he stood inNamaaz, then his complexion would change to such an extent, that it would be difficult to recognise him. The people would ask, O Beloved of the Prophet (SallallahoAlaihiwaAalihiwaSallam)! What has happened toyou?andhe said, O People!Namaazis a time when you are present in the Court of Allah. Who is so naive as to smile and look happy, when he is standing before his Creator. [Awaarifal-Ma’arif, Page 475]

He used to perform one thousandrakaatsofnafilsalaahevery night. One night whilst he was performing hisnafils, his house caught on fire. The people were rushing around trying to put of the fire, but he continued hisNamaazwith total sincerity. After he completed hissalaah, the people told him that his house had caught on fire and yet he continued reading hisNamaazwithout any showing any sign of panic. He said, You were trying to extinguish this fire, and I was trying to extinguish the fire of the hereafter. [Khazinatal-Asfiyah, Vol.1, Page 31]

ImamTalhaShafi’i(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) writes that onceshaitaanappeared in the form of a snake whist the Imam was inSalaah. He caught the toe ofHadratImam Zain al-‘Abideenin his mouth, but the Imam did not even move or show sign of discomfort. After some time, he became disillusioned and stood a distance away from the Imam. Then, a voice was heard thrice, saying the following words, You are the Jewel of the Worshipper, You are the Chief of those who prostrate (to Allah).
HIS FEAR FOR ALLAH:

He was a personality who truly feared Allah. His heart flowed with the fear of Allah. Once during Hajj, he tied hisEhraambut did not say theLabbaik. The people asked him the reason for this, and he said, I fear the I will sayLabbaikand Allah will say, I do not accept your presence (Hajj). The people then told him that hisEhraamwould not be proper if he did not sayLabbaik. He then saidLabbaik, and began to tremble in the fear of Allah until he fell off his camel and became unconscious. This continued throughout the Hajj, every time that he saidLabbaik. [Khazinatal-Asfiyah]

RECITATION OF THE HOLY QUR’AN:

HadratImamJaafarSaadiq(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) says, When my grandfather,HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) used to recite the Quran, then the beauty of his recitation attracted the people towards him and all those listening to him would become so overwhelmed with the fear of Allah, that one did not know the condition of the other.

 

RETURN FROM THE BATTLE OF KARBALA:

When Imam Zain al-‘Abideenwas returning to Madinah after the Battle of Karbala, he said a few stanzas. A few stanzas are being presented for blessing.

“O Winds! If someday you pass by the sacred land, then pass my salaams
before theRawdaal-Aqdaswhere the most exaltedNabirests

The Sadness of separation from Madinah feels
like a sword stuck deep into my liver

How fortunate are the people of that city in
which is the Exalted and Beloved Prophet 

ORahmatulilAalameen! Assist Zain al-‘Abideen. 
Who is standing alone and in difficulty amongst the tyrants.”

Once a person asked Imam Zain al-‘Abideenabout who will be looked upon as pious and good on the last day and he said, That person, who when he is happy, his happiness does not drive him towards wrong and that person, when he is angry, then his anger does not remove him from what is right.”

In other words, when you are happy, you should not let your happiness take you towards bad deeds and when you are angry, then you should not allow your anger to blind you from that which is right. [Masaalikas-Saalikeen]

MaqamSayyadunaImam Zain al-‘Abideenin Egypt
RESPECT FOR THE KHULAFA:

Once some people from Iraq, came to visit Imam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho). During their visit, they began to say disrespectful words concerningHadratAbu Bakr,HadratUmar andHadratUthman(RidwanullahiTa’aalAlaihimAjma’een).

When they had completed saying what they wished to, He said, Tell me, are you from amongst the firstMuhajireen, concerning whom Almighty Allah says, “Those who were driven out from their homes and their possessions seeking the grace of Allah and His Pleasure, and helping Allah and His Messenger. They are the truthful.” [SurahHashrverse 8]

They replied in the negative, by saying that the verse did not refer to them.HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) then asked if they were from amongst theAnsaar, concerning whom Almighty Allah says in the Quran, And those who had established their homes in this city, with faith, from inception, They, (who) show love to those, who migrated towards them, and who find no need in their hearts, for that which has been left, and they give preference to them over their lives, even though they are in great need.[SurahHashrverse 9]

Again, they answered in the negative. He then said, I swear, that you are not even worthy of this verse of the Quran wherein Allah says, And those who came after them say, O Allah! Pardon us and our brothers, who brought faith before us, And keep not in our hearts hostility towards those withImaan. O Our Lord, Verily you are most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

After saying this, he asked them to leave his presence. In other words, he showed them that they were not from amongst theMuhajireen, or theAnsaar, or even from amongst the believers. He therefore shunned them for being disrespectful to theKhulafa-e-Thalaasa.

 

 

 

 

KARAAMAT:

TheKaraamatsof Imam Zain al-‘Abideenare numerous, but a few are being quoted for attaining blessings.

Incident During Hajj:

Two peoplewheremakingtawaafof the Kaaba and came toHajr-e-Aswad. When they touched theHajr-e-Aswad, both their hands became stuck on it. People tried very hard to release their hands, but it was not possible.HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideenentered the Haram whilst this was happening. He saidBismillahhirrahmaannirrahimand then placed his hands on theHajr-e-Aswad. Immediately the two peoples hands were released. [Khazinatal-Asfiyah, Vol. 1, Page 34]

The Deer:

OnceHadrathad gone into the jungle with his companions. As they sat to eat, a deer passed by them. The Imam called to the deer and asked it to partake in the meal with them. The Deer immediately came to the Imam and partook in the meal provided. [Masaalikas-Saalikeen, Vol. 1, Page 11]

ADeersComplaint:

A deer once came toHadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho), whilst he was in a jungle. The animal fell to the ground and began to say something. Those with the Imam asked what had happened. The Imam said that the deer was complaining about a man who captured her child.HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) summoned the man. The man brought with him the child belonging to the deer. Imam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) asked him to release the deer, which he gladly did. After some time, the deer took its young, and said something and then left. Those present were amazed and asked the Imam what the deer said as she left. The Imam said, She said,JazakAllahufiDarainKhair. [Masaalikas-Saalikeen]
HIS CHILDREN:

Almighty Allah blessedHadratImam Zain al-‘Abideen(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) with fifteen children. Their blessed names are as follows :

Sons:
1.HadratMuhammad (ImamBaaqir), (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
2.HadratZaid, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
3.HadratImraan, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
4.HadratAbdullah, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
5.HadratHassan, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
6.HadratHussain, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
7.HadratHussainAsghar, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
8.HadratAbdurRahmaan, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
9.HadratSulaiman, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
10.Hadrat Ali, (RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho)
11. one more son whose name is not known.
 

 

 

 

Daughters:
1.HadratKhadija,
2.HadratFathima,
3.HadratAliyah,
4.HadratUmmeKulthoom(RidwanullahiTa’alaAlaihimAjma’een).
HadratImam Zain al-‘Abideens(RadiALLAHuTa’alaAnho) descendants are fromHadratImamBaqir,HadratZaid,HadratAbdullah,HadratHussainAshgar,HadratImraanandHadratAli (RidwanullahiTa’alaAlaihimAjma’een) All of them were blessed with numerous children. [Masaalikas-Saalikeen]

WISAAL SHARIF:

He was given poison by Waleed bin Abdul Malik and was thus madeshaheedon the 18th of Muharram and according to some narrations on the 12th or 22nd of Muharram at the age of 57 or 58. He passed away inMadinatul Munawwarah and his Mazaar Shareef is inJannatulBaqi. Few have said that hisMazarSharif is in Egypt and there is a Mosque and Shrine of Imam Zain al-‘Adideenin Cairo, Egypt as well but the majority have accepted his Mazar Sharif being in Baqee al Garqad, Madina Munawwarah. ALLAH & His Prophet  Knows the Best!

After his wisaal, his camel placed its head on his mazaar shareef and cried.Hadrat Imam Baqir tried to move it away, but it refused. In the end, he said, “She will die in this exact place.” Eventually she did pass away at the Mazaar of Imam Zain al-‘Abideen. [Masaalikas-Saalikeen, Vol. 1, Page 207]

 

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E k i s v I – fathia -of- H a z r a t- Imaam, A l i (Karam Allah Wajhu)-Muharram 1438-In Ajmer Sharif.

Imam Ali quote

Imam Ali quote

Hzrt. Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (KW)

Hzrt. Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (KW)

This month Ekisvi Sharif is on  21st Muharram 1438 Hijri
This approx on:Sunday 23rd October 2016
(Depending on Lunar date of your country).

On every twenty-first of the Lunar Month in Ajmer Sharif Dargah, at the Shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) a  highly inspiring programme of Fathia-e- Hazrat Imaam -E-Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) is celebrated at a specific demise at the shrine of Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

** Who was Hazrath (His Eminence) Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) ??? ***

Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ; 13th Rajab, 22 or 16 BH – 21st Ramaḍān, 40 AH; was the cousin and son-in-law of prophet Muhammad (PBUT), ruling over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. A son of Abu Talib, Hazrath Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) was also the first male convert to Islam. Sufis consider Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) the fourth and final of the Rashidun (rightly guided Caliphs).

His father was Abu Talib and his mother was Fatima bint Asad, but he was raised in the household of Prophet Muhammad (PBUT), who themselves were raised by Abu Talib, Muhammad’s (PBUT) uncle, and Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu)’s father. When prophet Muhammad (PBUT) reported receiving a divine revelation, Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) was the first male to accept his message, dedicating his life to the cause of Islam.

Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) migrated to Medina shortly after Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) did. Once there Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) told Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) that God had ordered him to give his daughter, Fatimah, to Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) in marriage.
Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) was appointed Caliph by the Companions (the Sahaba) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) in Medina after the assassination of the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan.

He encountered defiance and civil war during his reign.
n 661, Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) was attacked one morning while praying in the mosque of Kufa, and died a few days later.
In Muslim culture, Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) is respected for his courage, knowledge, belief, honesty, unbending devotion to Islam, deep loyalty to Prophet Muhammad (PBUT), equal treatment of all Muslims and generosity in forgiving his defeated enemies, and therefore is central to mystical traditions in Islam such as Sufism.

Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) retains his stature as an authority on Quranic exegesis, Islamic jurisprudence and religious thought. Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) holds a high position in almost all Sufi orders which trace their lineage through him to Prophet Muhammad (PBUT). Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu)’s influence has been important throughout Islamic history.


If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee , Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s.

All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.

Also in the Mosque inside Ajmer sharif Darbar  we can arrange for Dua-e-karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa, Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .

We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif and chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif dargah also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”. The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food clothes for people. Also provided are tickets for railway & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif.

 

You can send hour heartily offerings & donations direct to Ajmer Sharif  safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,

please contact: Peer Sahib on :

0091 931 426 5798

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PANJVIE SHARIF at Ajmer sharif- Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)-Muharram 1438 Hijri.

Ya Hussain - Shrine of Hazrat Hussain (R.A)

Ya Hussain – Shrine of Hazrat Hussain (R.A)

Panjvi Sharif  at Ajmer Sharif ,this month, it takes place on:

5th, Muharram , 1438 Hijri
This approx on: Friday 7th October 2016
(Dates may vary  – Depending on Lunar date of your country).

This Fathia (Tribute / Commemoration prayer) of  Hazrath Usman – E- Harooni takes place on every     Fifth of Lunar Month in Ajmer Sharif.
This event is known as “Panjvie Sharif”. (The 5th)

Hazrat Usman- e – Harooni (R.A)(526-617 AH) were an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Haji Shareef Zandani (R.A), fourteenth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz  (R.A). They were born in Haroon, Iran around 526 Hijri


If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee , Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s.

All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.

Also in the Mosque inside Ajmer sharif Darbar  we can arrange for Dua-e-karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa, Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .

We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif and chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif dargah also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”. The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food clothes for people. Also provided are tickets for railway & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif.

You can send hour heartily offerings & donations direct to Ajmer Sharif  safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,

please contact: Peer Sahib on :

0091 931 426 5798

or email on: sydbashirahmed@gmail.com

or visit blog : http://www.mehboobanekhwaja.com

 

Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Fariduddin Ganjshakar (R.A) Muharram 1438 Hirjri

 

Urs is on 5th Muharram 1438 Hijri – Friday 7th October 2016

 

Family & Lineage of Hazrat Khwaja Fariduddin Ganjshakar (R.A)

During the ups and downs of the political condition of Afghanistan, due to constant wars between the rulers of Ghazni and the Ghauri dynasties (548-584 A.H.), Hazrat Sheikh Shuaib, with his son Hazrat Jamaluddin Suleman (father of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin), was reported to have migrated from Kabul to Lahore whence he went to Kasur and, later on, to Multan and then finally settled down in Khotwal or Kenhiwsi (a village near Multan) which, at present, is known by the name of Chawli-Mashaikh.

Hazrat Jamaluddin Suleman married Bibi Qursum Khatoon who was the daughter of Maulana Wajihuddin Khijwandi, a very learned and pious gentleman, who was one of the descendants of Hazrat Abbas-bin-Abdul Muttallib and who had also migrated from Kabul to India and had settled down in a village called Kot-Kiror in the vicinity of Multan.

Bibi Qursum was a very pious lady. Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia reports that one night a thief entered her house. The Bibi Qursum was awake and as she cast a glance over the thief, he at once lost his eyesight and started wailing. Ultimately he prayed; “If Bibi Qursum would restore my eyesight, I pledge, I shall give up stealing forever.” Bibi Qursum felt pity upon him and prayed for the restoration of his eyesight and, by the grace of God, the thief’s sight was restored. He fell apologetically at the feet of Bibi Qursum in grateful submission. Next morning he and his whole family embraced Islam. He was given the Islamic name of Abdulla with the title of “Chawli-Mashaikh” which became the second popular name of village Khotwal. Hazrat Khwaja Shuaib, his son Khwaja Jamaluddin and Bibi Qursum Khatoon, all died in Khotwal and their ‘muzaars’ (tombs) stand there up to this day.

Hazrat Jamaluddin and Bibi Qursum bore 3 sons and one daughter:

  1. Hazrat Aizazuddin
  1. Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar
  1. Hazrat Najibuddin Mutawakkal
  1. Bibi Hajra, also known as “Jameela Khatoon”, who was the mother of Hazrat Makhdoom Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari, the 3rd Spiritual Successor in the Chishtia Order.

Birth

He was born on the night of 29th Shaabaan in 569 A.H. in Khotwal. There are different versions about his date of birth but, by consensus of opinion. 569 A.H. is taken to be the correct date. Two miracles surrounded his birth indicating that Hazrat Baba Fariduddin was indeed a born ‘wali’.

Miracles Surrounding his Birth

One day, during her pregnancy period, Hazrat Baba Farid’s mother wanted to pluck some plums from her neighbour’s tree without his permission. However, the child in her womb (Hazrat Baba Farid) created a severe pain in her stomach that forced her to abandon this idea. A few years after Baba Farid’s birth, his mother one day expressed: “My dear son, during your confinement I have never eaten anything which was unlawful,” Baba Farid however smiled and said: “But, dear mother, you wanted to pluck some plums from our neighbour’s tree without his permission when I had created a severe pain in your stomach which saved you from that unlawful act”, and on that note, he ran out of the house to play while his mother stood wonder-struck. She felt that the child would some day be a great saint.

Another miracle narrates that as stated above, Baba Farid was born on the night falling between the 29th of Shaabaan and 1st of Ramadan. Owing to cloudy weather on the evening of 29th, people could not see the moon to determine the beginning of the Ramadan month according to Islamic calendar, and were in a state of uncertainty as to whether they should or should not commence fasting from the next morning. They approached Hazrat Jamaluddin Suleman, father of Baba Farid, for a ‘Fatwa’ on this matter. He said: “If there was any doubt about the appearance of moon, then the commencement of fasting would be against the ‘Shariat’. In the meantime, a dervish appeared on the scene and, on being questioned about his opinion in this matter, he said:

 

“Why worry and remain in doubt? A child is to be born in the house ofHazratJamaluddin tonight who would be the ‘Qutub’ (spiritual monarch) of his time. If the child did not take its mother’s milk tonight you should think that the moon has appeared and theRamdanmonth will start from tomorrow.”

 

Thus, early in the morning at the time of ‘sehri’ (between 4 and 5 A.M.) people made anxious enquiries at Hazrat Jamaluddin’s house about the dervish’s prophesy and were surprised to learn that the newly born child had not taken his mother’s milk after midnight. With this corroboration, people started fasting. Later on, in the day, news came from Multan and other places that moon had appeared and the month of Ramdan had begun from that very day. Throughout the month of Ramdan, Baba Farid did not touch his mother’s milk during the day until the time of ‘Iftaar’.

More information on Hazrat Khwaja Fariduddin Ganjshakar (R.A)

 

The Urs of Imaam Hussain (R.A) (Karbala) on 10th Muharram 1438 Hirjri commemoration in Ajmer Sharif.

 

Labaik - Ya Hussain!!

Labaik – Ya Hussain!!

10th Muharram 1438 Hijri

This will be on approx Wednesday 12th October 2016

 

The Day of Ashura is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks a very important day of the Mourning of Muharram.

Day of Ashura is commemorated by Muslims as a day of mourning for the death of Hazrat Hussain ibn Ali ( R.A), the grandson of the Final Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be Upon them) at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH.In some  regions of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Pakistan, the Commemoration of Hazrat Hussain ibn Ali ( R.A) has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it. Even in predominantly Hindu majority but secular country like India, Ashura (10th day in the month of Muharram) is a public holiday.

According to  Muslim tradition, Ibn Abbas narrates that the blessed Prophet  Muhammad (PBUT) came to Madina and saw the Jews fasting on the tenth day of Muharram. He asked, “What is this?” They said, “This is a good day, this is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy and Musa (Moses) fasted on this day.” So he fasted on this day and told the people to fast.

 

Hazrat Hussain (R.A) gave everything he had, including his life, for the greater good and for the benefit of those around him, and his epic legacy continues to inspire millions across the world on a daily basis.

Hazrat Hussain ibn Ali (R.A) was born in 620 AD to a family famed for their values of equality, love and peace. Raised by his grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (the last prophet of Islam, Peace be upon them), Hazrat Hussain (R.A) was known for his integrity, generosity of spirit and blindness to colour and social class. It was for this reason that people flocked to him and his family.

 

  • Hazrat Hussain (R.A) was a man of great love and compassion

 

Despite cultural expectations of him as a ‘prince’ of his tribe and a prominent figure in the Islamic Empire, Hazrat Hussain (R.A) would shun the grandeur of his status in favour of breaking bread with the poor and needy. He broke all cultural moulds, brought people together and helped where he could. A celebrated example was when he and his brother Hazrat Hassan (R.A) cared tirelessly for a poor blind man they came upon in their city, in spite of traditional social expectations.

Not long after the passing of Prophet Muhammad (PBUT), the leadership of the vast Islamic Empire had fallen into the hands of the corrupt. The good values that Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) had spent their life instilling into society was slowly eradicated as the new ruler, Yazid, from the Ummayad dynasty was determined to gain complete control.

  • Hazrat Hussain (R.A) witnessed the fundamental human rights of his fellow citizens being usurped and the morality from his society being drained under Yazid’s rule. He knew something had to be done.

Yazid ruled with an iron fist and demanded Hazrat Hussain (R.A) pay him an oath of allegiance, to lend credibility to his rule or be killed. It was here Hazrat Hussain (R.A) faced his dilemma… Should he give his oath of allegiance to a tyrant – and stand aside as the people around him were being oppressed? Or should he make a stand and risk great personal loss?

The timeless words of his grandfather blessed Propeht Muhammad (PBUT) echoed in his heart, and Hussain knew what he had to do: “The greatest stand is to speak the word of truth in the face of a tyrant.”

  • Hussain made the ultimate sacrifice

Hazrat Hussain (R.A)  chose to take a stand against Yazid and was forced to leave his home city under the threat of assassination by Yazid’s men. Along with his family and loyal companions, Hussain (R.A) made his way towards the East in an attempt to avoid and violence. It was on this journey Hussain (R.A), his family and companions were forced to stop by an army of over 30,000, on the hot plains of a land called Karbala.

Hussain (R.A) chose to take what was the macrocosm of his life and demonstrate it in a single act of extraordinary devotion. In 680 AD, after three days of no water and food in the scorching heat on the deserts of modern day Iraq, Hazrat  Hussain (R.A) stood and fell valiantly to defend those around him being oppressed and whilst standing for his principles. What’s all the more extraordinary is Harat Hussain (R.A) chose to stand against this mammoth army despite having only 72 companions with him

No more than 60 years had passed since the death of Muhammad (the last prophet of Islam), and the Muslim Empire was sliding into corruption under a tyrant from the Ummayad dynasty, Yazid.

Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad took a stand against Yazid’s illegitimate rule. Whilst Yazid was in equal parts feared and despised for his ruthlessness, Hussain was admired and respected by society at large. Mindful of this, Yazid decided that he would demand Hussain’s allegiance, hoping to gain some form of legitimacy for his inherited rule.

 

  • Hussain’s stand

Hussain had a choice to make. To endorse Yazid would no doubt mean a handsome reward and a life of luxury. To refuse would invariably lead to his own demise. What should he do? For Hussain the choice between the easy way and the right way was no choice at all. Hussain refused. He said:

I will never give Yazid my hand like a man who has been humiliated, nor will I flee like a slave… I have not risen to spread evil or to show off…

 

Rather, I have left to restore the teachings of my grandfather Muhammad… And I only desire to enjoin good values and prevent evil…
Map of Hussain ibn Ali’s journey from Mecca (modern day Saudi Arabia) to Karbala (in Iraq).

Map of Hussain ibn Ali’s journey from Mecca (modern day Saudi Arabia) to Karbala (in Iraq).

  • The journey from Mecca to Kufa

His life now under threat, Hussain decided to move himself and his family to Mecca in the hope that Yazid’s agents would respect the holy city. As he waited, pondering his next move, messages of support began to arrive from across the empire. He left for Kufa, a city in modern day Iraq, but en route, he wasintercepted by a battalion of government soldiers, who blocked Hussain and his supporters from going towards Kufa and instead forcibly diverted towards the desert town of Karbala.

Once they reached Karbala, government forces surrounded their small band and blocked their access to the water supply. With both camps stationed at Karbala, a stalemate ensued. Hussain had made it clear that he could not, and would not, bow to Yazid. The opposing forces of 30,000 soldiers, which vastly outnumbered Hussain’s small band of seventy-two men and their families, were under strict orders not to let Hussain leave, but at the same time were loath to kill a man whose status and reputation they were well aware of.

After a week, word reached Hussain that Yazid had sent orders that he was not to be allowed to leave Karbala until he had taken an oath of allegiance. The end was drawing close.

 

  • The final night

That night Hussain assembled his group, stressing to them that it was his life that Yazid wanted and that they might be able to escape. Again, Hussain’s selflessness shone through. There he stood, amongst his family and companions, all having been deprived of water in the scorching desert for three days, pleading with them to leave him and save themselves!

After a few days of this stalemate, the government forces were commanded to attack and kill Hussain and his companions. Hussain’s men were vastly outnumbered. One by one, they were killed, and the government forces massed around Hussain, eventually killing him.

 

Illustration of the battle map where Hussain and his camp had been encircled by an army

  • ‘Death with dignity is better than a life of humiliation’

After his death, the women and children from Hussain’s party were taken captive. His sister, Zainab, took up the mantle of leadership of the small band, and gave speech after speech condemning the actions of Yazid and his government, culminating in a confrontation in the ruler’s own court. Zainab was perhaps the first person to be inspired by Hussain’s stand, using it as a catalyst for change. She refused to be subdued and put her fear to one side so she could hold to account those responsible for the moral decay of society.

Despite the pervasive sexism of society at the time, Zainab managed to lead and inspire both men and women. Hussain’s example, that one man can stand alone against an army of thousands, inspired her to the point where she castigated and berated a murderous dictator in his own palace, laying the foundations for the eventual overthrow of  the Ummayid dynasty.

Today millions of people pay homage to Hussain ibn Ali for his stand and annually mourn the tragic Battle of Karbala in which Hussain, his family and loyal companions were brutally killed one by one. Pilgrims from all walks of life visit the Imam Hussain shrine to pay their respects in the city of Karbala, Iraq,

 

 

  • Hussain’s legacy of compassion and integrity lives on

Through this tragic end but heroic act of sacrifice, Hussain inspired millions around the world. His legacy is that despite being killed for what he stood for, ultimately he was victorious as his death became the catalyst for changes and led to the collapse of Yazid’s tyrannic rule

Happy New Year 1438 Hijri from Ajmer Sharif Dargah – Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)

Happy New Year from Dargah of Ajmer Sharif - India

Happy New Year from Dargah of Ajmer Sharif – India

 

 

If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee , Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s.

All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.

Also in the Mosque inside Ajmer sharif Darbar  we can arrange for Dua-e-karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa, Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .

We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif and chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif dargah also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”. The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food clothes for people. Also provided are tickets for railway & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif.

 

You can send hour heartily offerings & donations direct to Ajmer Sharif  safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,

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MUHARRAM  1438Hijri- Urs Sharif , Annual Commemoration of Wali Allah , Sufi saints.

 

Labaik! - YA! - Hussain

Labaik! – YA! – Hussain

 

 

Muḥarram  is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year.Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

The word “Muharram” means “forbidden”. It is held to be the second holiest month, following Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura,

 

01 Hazrat Shahabuddin Soharwardi (RA) Iraq
01 Urs of Shaikh Abul Hassan Ali Bikhaari ,Baghdad Shareef
02 Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Ma’roof Kirki(Radi Allahu anhu)  Baghdad Shareef
04 Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Hassan Basri (Radi Allahu anhu)  Basra (Iraq)
05 Urs of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganje Shakar(RA) Pakistan
07 Arif-E-Haq Khwaja Afaq Sahab Dhelvi(RA)
07 Hazrat Imam Mehdi Bin Imam Hasan
07 Hazrat Fuzail Bin Ayaz(RA)
08 Urs of Hazrat Moulana Hashmat Ali Khan(RA)  Peelibhit Shareef
09 Syed Muzaffar Shah Kashmiri(RA)  —
09 Mirza Mazhar Jan Janaa(RA)  —
10 Death anniversary (Shahadat) of Imam Hussain(alaih salam)  Karbala
10 Hazrat Syed Shah Barkatullah Ishki (RA) Mahrerah Shareef
12 Sheikh Safi Almoswi(RA)  —
14 Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (RA) Bareilly Shareef
14 Hazrat Shah Hamza Qadri Mahrehrwi (RA) —
14 URS Hzrt Khwaja Mumshad Dinoori Chishty
17 Hazrat Shah Aburraza Muhammad(RA)  —
18 Hazrat Imam Zainul Aabdin(Radi Allahu anhu)  Madinah
20 Hazrat Bilal Habashi (Radi Allahu anhu)  Syria
20 Syed Faizuddin Jilani (RA)  —
20 Hazrat Shah Waliyullah Dhelwi (RA)  Dehli
22 Hazrat Imam Hasan Askari (RA)  Iraq
26 Hazrat Tajuddin Baba(RA) Nagpur  Nagpur
27 Makhdoom Jahangir Ashraf Simnani(RA)  —
28 Urs of Makhdoom Syed Ashraf Jahangir (RA)  Kichaucha Shareef
29 Hazrat Muhammad Naqshbandi(RA)  —
29 Hazrat Sharfuddin Shaheeh (RA)  —
30 Syed Miraan Ali Datar (RA)  Gujrat