Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Shaiek Abdul Qaadir al-Jeelaani [Rahamtul Laah Alaieh]

"The Honorable 'Shaiek Abdul Qaadir al-Jeelaani [Rahamtul Laah Alaieh] passed on to the Realm of Divine Beauty in A.H. 561/1166 C.E.,  11 of Rabi ul Aakhir and his blessed mausoleum in Baghdad is still a place of pious visitation. He is noted for his extraordinary spiritual experiences and exploits, as well as his memorable sayings and wise teachings. It is rightly said of him that
'He was born in love, grew in perfection, and met his Lord in the perfection of love.‘
 May the All-Glorious Lord bring us in contact with his lofty spiritual influence!"


Neyaaz is a Persian word which means distribution of food, sweets to convey reward thereof to saints and pious people. The food of the Neyaaz is not only lawful but also rewarding one. Faatihah [Recitation of Quraanic chapters or verses on food or sweets] of Hazrat Saiyyidinah Ghaus ul A’azam on 11 of Rabiul Aakhir are being arranged/held by the Muslims for centuries. Dedicating [Neyaaz] for the Shaiekh means to dedicate the reward of its consumption for the reward (sawaab) of his soul These ceremonies are exclusively held to feed the poor and indigent people so that the reward thereof reaches the dead. The rich also attend such gatherings, ceremonies with religious fervor and solemnity and partake in food thereby to earn Divine blessings and bounties.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Giyarween Shareef

What is Giyaarween Shareef ?
A gathering on any day, though generally on 11th of the lunar calendar, consisting of recitation of
the Holy Quraan, Zikr (Remembrance of Allaah Ta’aala), reading Faatihah and distributing food to send the reward to Huzoor Ghaus e A’zam Saiyyidinah Shaiekh Saiyyid Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani (May Allaah be well pleased with him) is called Giyaarween Shareef. Its basis in the religion is from the concept of sending reward to others. This is commonly known as Ieesaal-e-Sawaab, and it has been proven from the Quraan and Sunnah.

What is Ieesaal-e-Sawaab?
Ieesaal-e-Sawaab is act of performing a virtuous deed and sending the spiritual reward to another.
Allaah (Most Exalted) says:
“And those who came after them submit, O our Lord! Forgive us and our brothers who preceded
us in the faith” ( Quraan-Al-Hashr:10)
This proves that the prayer of Muslims for the forgiveness of other Muslims is from Quraanic teachings and Ieesaal-e-Sawaab is actually a form of supplication (Dua).
In a Hadees related from both Imaam Bukhaari and Imaam Muslim, the Mother of the Believers
Hazrat Ayeshaa Siddiqaa (May Allaah be well pleased with her) narrated that a person asked a question about sending reward (Ieesaal-e-Sawaab) to his mother at which the Holy Prophet (Peace
be upon him) replied that the reward of your charity (Sadaqa and khaieraat) would, in fact, reach her. According to another Hadees in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmed, Hazrat Anas (May Allaah be
well pleased with them) inquired that “For our deceased, we make dua, give charity and perform Pilgrimage; does it reach them?” The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) replied, “Yes, certainly
it reaches them and they are pleased with it just like you are pleased with each others gifts.”

Continued Speech translation Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]

Our aqaaid that Ghaus al Azam [Rahamatul Laah Alaieh] listens, sees and assists is the true Aqeedah. I implore you people of Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaa'at to remain steadfast on the way of the Auliyaa Allaah, pious predecessors and Ahle Marifat Wa Tareeqat. These are delicate times and the Day of Judgment, is fast approaching, and it will only come when there will be no true believers left although there will be many who recite the Kalimah.
There will be no trace of Islaam. It will remain in name only

The Holy Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] has stated that a time is coming when a man will be a true believer [Mumin] in the day but will be a disbeliever [Kaafir] by nightfall. This is how delicate these times are. There are many out there wanting to mislead you. Be careful of them and remain steadfast on the path of Auliyaa. Today correct belief [Aqeedah] and faith [Ieemaan] is found in those that have a connection to some Walee's. It is this connection [Nisbat] that holds one steadfast or else all the rest are straying.
  Connect to the people of Allaah Kareem  and hold fast to their teachings. Don’t sit in the company of the misled nor listen to them and invite doubt. He who cannot swim must not jump into the sea or he will drown. Learn to swim before you step into the sea. If you lack knowledge and don’t understand then you will accept any falsehood presented to you as truth. If you embrace falsehood thinking it is truth, then you will destroy your Iemaan. Read authentic books of Auliyaa and Ulamaa of the Ahle Sunnat wa Jamaa'at. These people who claim to be Sunni are only saying this to mislead Sunnis. A hunter will imitate the call of his prey to lure it into his trap. The prey is lured toward the sound thinking one of its own is calling. These people are also not Sunni Hanaafi, nor are they Chishti, Qadiree nor Naqshbandi they only use these terms to trap us. I am not saying this, Maulana Room [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] says in his poem:
A hunter imitates the sound of the bird
And fools its prey into the trap
to be continued...IN shaa Allaah!

Continued lecture translation of Giyarween Shareef Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]

  Ghaus al-Azam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]  used to read his Fajr salaah with the ablution performed for the previous Ieeshaa Salaah for forty years; spent 15 years, reciting the entire Qur’aan, between Fajr and Ieeshaa standing on one foot every night and spent 25 years in the jungles in spiritual striving, tasting and delighting [Zauq-o-Shauq].

Twenty-five years were spent in the longing for and worship of Allaah Kareem. Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] says he ate roots, leaves and grass in the jungles. He says he became so weak and thin from hunger that his body was nothing more than bones and skin, his hair was overgrown and he lost consciousness often in the early stages of this retreat.  For hours he used to, lay unconscious until Hazrat Khizr [Alaiehis Salaam] used to put water on his face and give him to drink. At certain times the Men Of The Unseen World [Rijaalu’l-Ghaib] used to put water in his mouth and disappear as he opened his eyes. He goes on to say that at certain times, the clouds gathered above him and rained. The raindrops used to revive him. He says that he performed Ibaadat, Riyaazat and Mujahidaa to the extent that he killed his ego [Nafs]. He strove to a high degree. He says that he reached a stage that his qualities were only of the soul [Ruh] and his human [Bashar] qualities were totally annihilated.  His sustenance became the remembrance of Allaah Kareem [Zikrul laah] and he ate nothing for three years. Lions, wolves and wild animals used to come and sit close to him and they interacted peacefully. Snakes and scorpions sat on his blessed body but did not harm him. The twenty-five years of striving in the jungles transformed him into an Angelic state. The spiritualized individual was transformed into a being of light. After his three years of abstinence from food Hazrat Khizr [Alaiehis Salaam] brought him some bread and a glass of milk. He refused to eat saying that his sustenance is the remembrance of Allaah Kareem [Zikrul laah]. Hazrat Khizr u told him that Allaah [Ta'aalaa] has ordered that he eat. Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] said he would not eat until Allaah Kareem instructs him directly. Allaah Kareem’s voice from the unseen, swearing by His Majesty instructed him to eat and drink and only then did he eat. 
He says I began to eat and drink. After forty years of Ibaadat, Riyaazat and Mujaahidaa he was rewarded with the presence [Huzuri] of Allaah be continued -In Shaa Allaah.

Continued from Lecture.... Mahbuubiyat Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]


He became closer to Allaah Kareem and The Crown Of Beloved Friendship [Mahbubiyat] was placed on his head. Allaah Kareem  says in a Hadees e Qudsi in Saheeh Bukhaari:
My servant attains proximity to Me though performing optional devotions [Nafil],  [he attains the state that] I make him or her My beloved. When I begin loving him  I become his faculty of hearing whereby he listens, I become his faculty of sight whereby he sees  I become his hands whereby he grasps I become his feet with which he walks [and in another similar Hadees it states] I become his tongue with which he speaks....

The servant becomes the reflector [Mazhar] of the attributes [Sifaat] of Allaah Kareem. Does Allaah Kareem not listen to us from every place? So the Walee is divinely equipped to hear from all places by becoming the reflector of Allaah Kareem’s attribute of The All-Hearing [As-Samee].
So when we call out Yaa Ghaus al-Azam! Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]  listens to us.
If this is the status of Auliyaa Allaah , then work out what the status of the Holy Prophet [Sallal Laah Alaieh Wa Sallam]? When Allaah Kareem  says, ‘I become his faculty of sight whereby he sees’ then the Walee's seeing is different from the ordinary person. As nothing is hidden from the vision of Allaah Kareem  so too nothing is hidden from the Walee who reflects the attribute of the All-Seeing.  Allaah Kareem says, ‘I become his hands whereby he grasps’.  What does it mean? I am not explaining this, neither is any 14th Century Maullvi but Imaam Fakhruddin Raazi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] the writer of Tafseer e Kabeer, a universally accepted commentary who in explaining this very Hadees says, ‘When any servant of Allaah Kareem worships Him, attains His pleasure and eventually reaches the state of Mahbuubiyat then he does not see with his physical eye but he sees with the light of Allaah Kareem. He sees everything that is near and at a distance equally.  He listens to every near and distant sound. He can institute change through free disposal [Tasarruf] with his hands in ease and difficulty.’ His state is such that he can save a ship from sinking, listen to a plea, and help one in distress whilst he sits in Baghdad.....Sub haan Allaah.
To be continued. In Shaa Allaah.!

Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi with Sujjaadah Nasheen of Saiyyidinaa Ghaus e A'zam Saiyyid Haashim Mansoor ud Deen-Baghdad Shareef-2016

Auspicious moments at the night of Giyaarahween Shareef holding the silver lattice of Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Ghaus e Azam (Radiyal Laahu Anhu) and receiving unlimited grace and blessings and surely making du'aa for everyone..... May his grace continue Sarkaar e Ghaus e A'azam Nazr e Karam Khudaraa..

Continued ....speech excerpt -Giyaarween Shareef Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi

 Shaiekh Saiyyid Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]… caravan proceeded to Baghdad and the fellow travelers now realized that this young man is a Walee of Allaah Kareem . They showed great respect and reverence for him. On reaching Baghdad he enrolled into the famous university of Hazrat Aarifeen Allaamah Qaazi Abu Saeed Al Mubaarak Makhdumi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]  a great Aalim, Muhaddis, jurist and Walee. The perfect saint was happy that his perfect pupil and successor had arrived.The people of Allaah Kareem are always seeking a worthy pupil to pass on their Allaah [Ta’aalaa] given gifts to.The teacher was delighted that the one he sought had come to his door.
Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam’s  [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]memory was such that when Qaazi Sahib taught he retained immediately and could recall everything verbally. 

Hazrat Qazi Sahib spoke on aspects of Maarifat and Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] with the teacher’s permission always added his points on the topic. Hazrat Ghaus al-A’zam even astounded his teacher with the points that he made. His teacher completed his training in a few years and in a gathering awarded him the turban of graduation [Dastaar bandi] as an Aalim and the cloak of spiritual discipleship [Khirqae Khilaafat] with permission to enroll disciples [Ijaazah]. Hazrat Qazi Saheb [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] also said that he was retiring in his old age and leaving the entire university under the control of Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh].
Hazrat Ghaus al-Azam  became so renowned due to his intellect and knowledge that Arabs also enrolled in his classes. He solved complex issues that had confounded many Ulamaa. Every street of Baghdad was filled with his students. He was a great Aalim, Muhaddis, Mufakkir, Faqeeh of the age and a Walee by be continued
In Shaa Allaah.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Old Pic of Baghdad Mazaar Shareef of Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]

[Giyaarween Shareef]

When we observe The Auspicious Eleventh [Giyaarween Shareef]in which we recite Holy Qur'aan, we perform remembrance of Allaah [Ta’aalaa] [Zikrul laah] recite Salutations on the Holy Prophet[Salaam] and Durood) and send the reward to the pious souls of the Auliyaa, despite the fact that they have attained salvation due to the generosity [Fazl and Karaam] of Allaah Almighty. Due to our recitations Allaah Kareem elevates their already elevated status and they become happy. This is a great act for we have not seen Shaiekh Abd al-Qaadir Jeelaani (may Allaah be well pleased with him) but we have pleased him. Is this something ordinary? No it is a meritorious act for if an Intimate [Auliyaa] Of Allaah Kareem becomes pleased then Allaah [Ta’aalaa] is pleased.
Speech excerpt-Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]

Qaseedah Ghausiyah- Auraad e Mashaa'ikh by Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi

AURAAD E MASHAA'IKH-Illaahee Khaier e Gardaanee-Bihaq qi Shaah Jeelaanee by Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi

At the respected Mazaar Shareef of Hazrat Ghaus e A'zam Shaiekh Saiyyid 'Abdul Qaadir Jeelaanee (Radiyal Laahu 'Anhu)