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 birth......to be continued
In Shaa Allaah.