Monthly Archives: Jun 2017

Gyarmee Sharif in Ajmer Sharif duirng the month of Shawwal 1438 Hijri.

This month Ghyarmee sharif is on:
11th , Shawwal 1438H .
This is approx  Thursday 6th July 2017
(Depending on Lunar date of your country).

On every 11th day of the lunar month Fathia of Ghous Pak (R.A.) is performed at holy Asthana of Hazrat Khwaja Pak (R.A.) this is called Ghyarmee Sharif. Various religious rites are performed, recitation of Quran, Milaad Khwani, Khatme-Quadria, Langar (Feed to poor) etc.
This programme is observed in our home of Ajmer Sharif Khadim as well as at the Chilla of Piran-e-Piron a Hilly towards south of Dargah Khwaja Sahib.

    FATHIA (Tribute Prayer) HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A)
Also known as Saint of all saints.
Lectures on life and teachings of Hazrat Ghaus-UL Azam Piran-e-Pir are delivered and tributes are paid to him at the Dargah of Ajmer Sharif.
Those who attend this function realise its solemnity and sanctity and also the benefit which they receive.
In the evening, in our homes of the Khadim, this Fathia is organised and prayers are offered for the well being of the devotees.

HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A) are the highest member of the hierarchy of Sufi Saints around whom the world revolves.

If you would like more detail in regards to Hazrat Ghous-ul-Azam (R.A). You may select link below :
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Coming to Ajmer Sharif?


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)  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 the poor 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

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Chatti Sharif – Ajmer Dargah – Shaawal

 

Ajmer Sharif Deg (Cauldron) to feed the poor.

 

The next Chattie sharif day falls on: 6th, Shawwal 1438H ,

This will be approx Saturday 1st July 2017

(Depending on Lunar date of your country).

On every sixth of Lunar Month in Ajmer Sharif, the famous and highly inspiring programmes of Fathia-e- Chattie Sharif (Tribute/ Commemoration  Prayer for Hz. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) is celebrated within Ahata-e-Noor in front of Begami Dalan (A specific demise at the shrine in Ajmer Sharif.

Those who attend this function realise its solemnity and sanctity and also the benefit which they receive. This program which has its own blessings starts from about 8.30 Am in the morning and continues for about an hour without any programme of Qawwali.
The programme beings with recitation of Quran proceeded with recitation of Shijra (Spiritual genealogy of Khwaja Sahib) and then with ‘Salaam’ and ends with Fathia.
prayers are offered for the well being of the devotees ,faithful & all mankind all over the world.



Coming to Ajmer Sharif?


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)  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 the poor 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

Jannati Darwaza of Ajmer Sharif

Jannati Darwaza of Ajmer Sharif  will be open 6th Shawwal 1437 H . This is on Saturday 1st July 2017. The Dawaza is only open for 1 partial day from Early morning till 2.30pm.

On the west of the tomb of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)  and marble screened enclosure, the Jannati Darwaza is situated, which has silver coated shutters. It is said that whosoever performs the act of crossing the gate towards the holy tomb and then walking along the said of the marble wall emerges into the open courtyard through the exit door on the south and then continuously the walk keep to the right reaches the Jannati Darwaza and repeat the performance six times (this gate should be crossed seven times only) is sure to secure a place for himself in heaven. These seven rounds should be at one stretch.

Jannati Darwaza of Ajmer sharif Dargah

Jannati Darwaza of Ajmer sharif Dargah

 

The story goes that the great devotee the Principle Khalifa and Successor, Hazrat Shaik Qutubuddin Baktiyar Kaki R.A. who had always held the feet of his peer-0-murshid as paradise itself in an ecstatic mood granted his boon to the gate. Any one irrespective of clan, creed and faith may perform the act of crossing the Darwaza seven times in succession and reap the benefit of the efficacy of the boon.

 

Jannati Darwaza of Ajmer sharif Dargah-INDIA


The Jannati Darwaza is opened four times a year.

The details of opening are as Follows:

1.) From the 1st Rajjab to 6th Rajjab every year, while the Urs celebrations last.
2.) On the Idul Fitar (Eid Day) from early morning to 2:30 P.M. of the day.3.) On the 6th day of Idul Fitar when the Urs Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Usman-e-Harooni, Peer-0-Murshid of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz. The gate is open part of the day only from early morning to 2:30 P.M.

4.) On the 10th of Zilhijja the Jannati Darwaza is opened from early morning to 2:30 P.M. after Zohar Prayer.

Urs Khwaja Usman Harooni (R.A)

 

Urs Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni (R.A)  is on 5th & 6th Shawwal .This is Approx Friday 30th June 2017 depending on the Lunar date of your country.

It is  also Panjavi Sharif on this day .. a Monthly Fathia Shairf (Commemoration) for Hazrath Khwaja Usman Harooni (R.A).

 

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The Chillah of Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni (R.A)

Behind the Chillah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty (R.A), the Chillah of Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni (R.A)(Usmani Chillah) stands with its beautiful building which is surrounded by hills and looks out across the Anasagar lake.

Within the Usmani Chillah compound are buried the holy relics of Hazrat Khwaja Usman e Harooni (R.A) , brought from Mecca in 1935 AD, by Nawab Gudri Shah Baba III.

Khwaja Usman Haarooni (R.A)

They were the Spiritual Master/Guide/Murshid of Hz. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)

Khwaja Usman Harooni was born in Haroon, which is in Iran. According to some, he was born in 526 AH (1131 AD) and according to others, he was born in 510 AH (1116 AD). He is also known by his nicknames as Abu Noor and Abu Mansur.

When he was rather young, he came in touch with an absorbed mystic (majzub) by the name of Chirk. This association with Chirk brought about a significant transformation in his life. As a result, the material world lost its charm for him and he decided to embrace a higher moral and spiritual life.

Khwaja Usman Harooni went to meet Hazrat Haji Sharif Zindani, a renowned mystic and saint of the Chishti Order, with a request to be enrolled as his spiritual disciple. Khwaja Haji Sharif Zindani found him to be a fit person and accepted the request, by placing a four-edged cap upon the head of Khwaja Usman Harooni.

He then told him that the four-edged cap implied the following four things:

First is the renunciation of this world;
Second is the renunciation of the world hereafter;
Third is the renunciation of the desires of the self;
Fourth is the renunciation of everything other than God.

Khwaja Usman Harooni spent over thirty years in the company of his spiritual guide. During this period, he was engaged in ascetic practices and prayers. As time passed, he gained many spiritual accomplishments. He was then asked by his spiritual guide to move on and spread the Gospel of Truth.

Travels
Khwaja Usman Harooni undertook many tours and travels to preach the Gospel of Truth. In the process, he visited many countries and cities. Among them are prominent Bukhara, Baghdad, Falooja, Damascus, Mecca and Madina. During the course of his travels, he performed the Hajj, or the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

In almost all cities, he enjoyed the company of renowned sufis and accomplished dervishes. And while on way to Oosh, he met Sheikh Bahauddin of Oosh. And when he reached Badakshan, he met a saintly man who was one of the attendants of Hazrat Junayd of Baghdad.

He reached Baghdad once again, and there he stayed for a while. During all the travels, he was accompanied by his close and dear spiritual disciple, Khwaja Moin-ud-din Hasan Chishti, who carried his tiffin basket.

After a while, Hazrat Usman Harroni visited India, during the rule of Sultan Altamish.

Death
Khwaja Usman Harooni breathed his last on 5th of Shawaal in the year 617 AH (1220 AD). His blessings are still invoked by thousands of people belonging to every strata of society and every school of thought. While his tomb lies in Mecca, there is also a symbol of his strength and source of his blessings at the Usmani Chilla at Ajmer.

Message and teachings
According to Khwaja Usman Harooni, a great man is one who is endowed with virtues like contentment, sincerity, self-abnegation, self-sacrifice and above all, spirit of renunciation. He said that the ego in a man was an enemy, as it did not allow him to think rationally, act wisely and live happily. He emphasised that unless a man loves human beings, it is impossible for him to love God.

His advice was simple and his message was as simple and that was “Live”.

To exist is one thing but to LIVE another. To exist means to merely breathe, but to live means to keep the welfare of fellow beings uppermost in priority. To live a good life requires a serious effort on one’s own part. No exterior agency, legislation or act can make the man a moral being. Inner discovery is very important.

To help his disciples live a better life, Khwaja Usman Harooni gave discourses at times to guide them towards a better path. Of his many teachings, prominent are:

  • Once the Friend becomes your friend, the whole universe becomes yours. Then it is necessary that you should become unmindful of everything else except the Friend, should ever be with Him and should follow Him faithfully.
  • According to him, the faithful is one who keeps three things dear to his heart: mendicancy, illness and death.
  • It is best to not weep or wail in times of difficulty. In fact, according to the witness of Hazrat Abdullah Ansari, Holy Prophet Mohammed has laid down that the one who weeps and wails in times of trouble and tribulation invites the curse of God upon himself.
  • The one who feeds the hungry is dear to God. God fulfils a thousand wants and frees such a person from hell-fire.
  • He who gives food to a dervish becomes free from all sins.

***DURING THE URS SHARIF THE JANNATI DARWAZA IS OPENED***


Coming to Ajmer Sharif?


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)  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 the poor 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

Important days in the blessed month of Shawwal

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 According to HM Nautical Almanac Office , United
Kingdom Hydrographic Office in Taunton. The next new moon occurs on 2017 June 24 at 02:31 UT/GMT.

Important days in the blessed month of Shawwal

01 EID-UL-FITR
01 Hazrat Imam Muhammad Bin Ismail Bukhari (Radi Allah Anhu)
01 Hazrat Imam Shirfuddin Boseri (Radi Allah Anhu)
01 Hazrat Imam Fakhruddin Razi(RA)
05 Hazrat Sheikh Muslihuddin Saadi (RA)
05 Urs of Makhdoom Yahya Maneri(RA)  India

5th Monthly Mehfil -Hazrat Khwaja Usman e Haruni (R.A)

6th Monthly -Chattie Sharif of Hzrt Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A).
06 Syed Taajuddeen Abdur Razzak Baghdadi(RA) Baghdad sharif
06 Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni(Radi Allah Anhu)
07 Hazrat Sayyedena Owais Qarani(Radi Allah Anhu)
07 Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddis Dhelwi
10 Wiladat of A’la Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan(RA) Bareilly Sharif

11th Monthly – Ghyarmee Sharif of Hzrt Ghouse al Azam (R.A)
15 Hazrat Syedana Hamza (Radi Allah Anhu)
15 Shuhadae Uhad
16 Urs of Hazrat Aurangzeb Alamgir(RA) Shawwal-ul-Mukaram India
18 Urs of Hazrat Ameer Khusro (RA) Shawwal-ul-Mukaram Delhi 
20 Syedah Ruqayaah (Radi Allah Anha)
20 Hzrt  Haji Peer Syed Aftab Ahmed chishty Niazi (R.A) Hyderabad /Ahmedabad house Ajmer sharif –India.

21st Monthly – Ekisvi Sharif of Hzrt Mollah Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu
22 Imam Jaffar Saadiq(Radi Allah Anhu) Shawwal-ul-Mukaram Madina Munawwarah
23 Urs of Hazrat Sayed Ali Jilani(RA) Shawwal-ul-Mukaram Baghdad Sharif.

LAILATUL QADR – The Night of Power

 

 

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The night of Lailatul Qadar is on the Evening of 26th Ramadan, which is approx Wednesday 21st or Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Depending on Lunar of your country)

Therefore 27th Ramadan will be on Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd June 2017

The month of Ramadan enjoys a intrinsic superiority over all other months of the year. It has a night (Lailatul Qadr) better than thousand months according to the Qur’an:

“Undoubtedly, we sent it down in the blessed and valuable night. And what you know, what the blessed night is? The blessed and valuable night is better than a thousand months. Therein descend angels and ruh (the Spirit) by the command of their Lord for every affair. That is all peace till the rising of the dawn.” (Holy Quran, Surah Qadr)

Aishah (رضي الله عنه) narrated  :
“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) would Yujawir (stay in I’tikaf) during the last ten (nights) of Ramadan and he said: ‘Seek the Night of Al-Qadr during the last ten (nights) of Ramadan.’”
(Jami`at-Tirmidhi, Book 8, Hadith 111, – Grade: Sahih)

About the reason of revelation of this verse, it has been narrated by our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) that one day he talked to his Companions about a person of a past nation and informed them that he spent a thousand months praying the whole night and doing Jihad all day. So his companions felt very sorry that due to their short life they cannot get that status. Then Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala revealed this verse (Surah) and informed Muslims that though you have not been given long lives yet by praying on the Night of Power you can get the rewards more than a person praying one thousand months.

The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) also described several times the significant values of this night: Hazrat Anas bin Maalik (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that this month (Ramadaan) has approached to you, a night of this month is better than thousand months. One who failed to get the blessings of this is failed to get any blessings. And no one is failed but he who is truly disappointed.

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala promissed forgiveness to the praying persons in this blessed night: Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) reported that our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that one who prays in this night with Imaan and with the intention of getting blessings will be forgiven. Anas bin Maalik (radi Allahu anhu) reported that our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that at the Night of Power, Jibrael (alaihis salaam) came down with a group of angels and prayed for mercy for the bondsman who is engaged in the worship of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala sitting or standing.

How to find out Laylatul Qadr:

It is narrated by Hazrat Aisha (radi Allahu anha) that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said:

“Seek the Night of Power in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan”.

This Hadith shows that the Night of Power falls on one of the odd nights of last ten days that is 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th night. But we have some other indications from the companions of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and Muhaddhiseen, that this should be the night of 27th of Ramadaan. Due to this it seems a general consensus among the Islamic Scholars towards the 27th night.

However, it is better to keep vigil during all odd nights of last ten days to get the blessings of this precious night. The Du’a to be read during this night is “Allahumma innaka afuwuh tuhibbul afwa fa’fu anni”. This Du’as was taught to Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa (radi Allahu anha) by Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) himself.

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Urs of Hz. Imam Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)- Ekisvi Sharif

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Urs Sharif is on 21st Ramadan 1438H

This is approx Friday 16th or Saturday 17th June 2017

(Depending on the Lunar date of your country)

ELECTIONS

After Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) passed away, Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) was elected as the fourth Caliph by the Muslims. During the period of the first three Caliphs, Madinatul Munawwarah continued to be the capital of the Muslim world, but Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) transferred the Islamic capital to Kufah in Iraq.

EARLY LIFE

Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)was the son of Abu Taalib, an uncle of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)was married to Sayyadah Bibi Fathima (radi Allahu anha), the daughter of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). They had 3 sons, Sayyiduna Hassan, Sayyiduna Hussain and Sayyiduna Mohsin (radi Allahu anhumul ajma’in).Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)took part in the battle of Badr, Khandaq and Khaibar. At Khaibar, it was Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)who subdued the Jews with his furious assault. He also held many important positions during the time of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the first 3 Caliphs before him.

He had a love for learning and was a great and learned person himself. He had been given the title of “Baabul I’lm” or “Gate of Learning” by Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He was also called “Asaadullah” or “Lion of Allah.”

OPPOSITION

The situation in Madinatul Munawwarah after the murder (Shahaadah) of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) was serious. Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu’s) first task was to rid Madinatul Munawwarah of the rebels and to return the situation to normal.

Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)was able to force the rebels to withdraw from Madinatul Munawwarah and to establish peace and order in the city. The powerful governor of Syria, Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radi Allahu anhu), challenged Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)and refused to pay homage to him. Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radi Allahu anhu) insisted that Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)arrest the murderers of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) and hand them over to him.

Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)was a man with a deep sense of justice and did not want to accuse the wrong people. He needed a peaceful period to trace the culprits. But, Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radi Allahu anhu) began accusing him of protecting the murderers, and in this way the old enmity between the two families were revived.

SAYYIDUNA MU’AWIYAH (RADI ALLAHU ANHU)

Unlike most of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu’s) governors, Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) displayed great administrative ability and was very popular. He was a God-fearing man and especially known for his mercy. Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)was very strict in piety and straight forward. Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) declared his disobedience to him, because he felt that he was better qualified to lead the Muslim world.

BATTLE OF THE CAMEL

Another serious development took place. Sayyadah Aishah (radi Allahu anha) and two leading Sahaba, Sayyiduna Talha and Sayyiduna Zubair (radi Allahu anhuma) declared their opposition to the Khilaafat of Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu). They left Madinatul Munawwarah for Makkatul Mukarramah and from there travelled to Basrah where they rallied men and new supporters.

Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)had to crush all opposition. A bloody battle took place near Basrah on the 9th of December 656 A.C. This battle was sparked off by a third force who were the real troublemakers. Just before the battle, both parties had already reached an agreement to settle the dispute. But this third force, the real assassinators of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu), launched an overnight attack on both camps simultaneously. Each side were under the impression that the other had attacked. The battle began. Several thousand men were lost including the two Sahaba. Sayyadah Aishah (radi Allahu anha) was safe. She was riding a camel during the battle-hence the name “Battle of the Camel.” Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)treated her in a most noble and dignified manner and respectfully sent her back to Madinatul Munawwarah. She praised him and deeply regretted opposing Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu). Kufa was now made the capital of the Islamic world.

BATTLE OF SIFFIN

Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) rallied an army to face Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu). A battle took place at Siffin on the Syrian border in the July of 567 A.C. Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) was no match for Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)and began to retreat. By the clever proposal of Sayyiduna Amr bin Al As (radi Allahu anhu), the retreating army raised pieces of the Holy Quran on their spears demanding judgement between the two parties. Many pious Muslims on the side of Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)refused to fight seeing the Holy Quran displayed in the air.

JUDGEMENT

Two men, one from each side, were appointed to settle the dispute. Sayyiduna Abu Musa (radi Allahu anhu), a pious Sahaba from Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu’s) side, and the skilled Sayyiduna Amr (radi Allahu anhu) from Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu’s) side. Sayyiduna Musa (radi Allahu anhu) declared in front of the Muslims that it was decided to recommend the removal of both Sayyiduna Ali and Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhuma) and that the Muslims should select another man for the Khilaafat. Sayyiduna Amr (radi Allahu anhu) replied that: “He has declared the removal of his leader, while I would conform Muaawiyah as the Caliph.” Chaos followed.

KHAARIJEES

Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)prepared to meet Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) again in battle, but he was moved from his task by a serious conflict that occurred among his men. Some narrow-minded people accused Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)of accepting a man-made judgement. Their slogan was: “There is no judgment but with Allah.” They declared that Sayyiduna Ali, Sayyiduna Muaawiyah and Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhumul ajma’in) were unbelievers and that Jihad should be declared against them. Ever since this event, they have been known as the “Khaarijees”, which means, “those who left the fold.” They maintained that the Khilaafat should be given to the most eligible Muslim, regardless of his origin. The Kharijees are not regarded as Muslims.

ASSASSINATION

On the 17th of July 659 A.C., Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)overcame the Khaarijees in a battle near Nahrawan, in which, it is said, that 40 000 lives were lost.

In the early morning of the 24th of January 661 A.C., Abdul Rahman bin Muljim, a Khaariji fanatic lay in ambush in the Masjid of Kufah and stabbed Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) when he entered the masjid. He passed away from the wound. He was 63 years old.

PERSONAL LIFE

Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)lived a simple life. He refused any luxury food and wore simple clothes thinking of the poor. He should sleep on the ground and even sit on the floor. He repaired his own clothes and shoes and even did manual labour. He spent nights in Salaah and should fast for three days in a row. Honesty, piety, justice and love of truth were the main marks of his character.