Meaning of the name of Islam.

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Most often, the name of an object represents its qualities. Choosing a name is an important and creative process, and many times the success or failure of a product or a business entity depends on it. When naming, people try to choose a name that truly represents the object’s quality and/or its use. The more comprehensive the name of a product, service, system, ideology or what have you, the faster it is publicised. Sometimes, Individuals or companies seek the services of professionals when choosing names.  The more expertise is utilized, the better chances for a befitting name.

 

Islam is the name given to the most complete way of life on Earth for human beings. No man chose this name; the Lord, the Almighty Allah chose it Himself. Now, since the Creator, the All-Knower, chose it Himself, it must mean a lot.  It must  completely explain Islam as the system of life and refer to its qualities, and the name must be befitting of what it actually claims to be.  If we can comprehend the befitting of what it actually claims to be. If we can comprehend the various meanings of the word Islam, we can easily understand the various meanings of the word Islam, we can easily understand the meaning and purpose of the Islamic system, ideology, definition of worship, inner philosophy, and the complete way of life it represents.

Only then can we recognize that only the Lord Himself could reveal such a befitting name.

It is pronounced, ‘Islam’ not ‘Izlam’. The ‘s’ in Islam does not sound like the ‘s’ in ‘is’ but as in ‘school’ and ‘bus’. In Arabic the root word for Islam is ‘Salam’ which means ‘peace’ for one to have a complete idea, it is interesting to note the various meaning of the root word ‘salam; when used differently, prior to explaining the meaning of the word Islam.

Generally, ‘Salam’ is defined as peace, and its derivatives can mean the following: to escape (Danger); to be safe, secure; to be sound, intact, unimpaired, or unharmed; to be free (from fault), faultless, or flawless, to hand over’ to turn over; to turn in ; to submit; to save, rescue, or deliver; to protect, preserve, safeguard, or keep (from harm, injury); to accept or approve of ; to give consent or area; and to acknowledge, allow, or concede. If we select any one of the numerous meanings of ‘Salam’  and relate it to what is inherent in Islam, we see direct parallels. Islam is concurrent with its innermost  meaning : peace. Since ‘salam’ means peace, someone can ask if Islam, as a religion, really brings peace. We will consider this question in the following section,

Different Categories of Peace

Islam is also defined as peace, treaty, truce, concord, protection, quarter, safety, security, immunity, mercy, and grace. It also means obedience, reverence, worship, homage, and much more. In a religious context, Islam technically means to establish the deen (Faith) exclusively for Allah i.e., to resign to the will of Allah complete submission from the deepest part of one’s heart, and paying homage to Allah.

Moreover, Islam is the way of life prescribed by Allah beginning with the teachings of the first man and prophet, Adam and concluding with the teachings of Allah’s final and most beloved prophet, Muhammad of Arabia, the son of Abdullah.

Most frequently, people refer to Islam as peace and nothing but peace. Some people do not fully understand the association of ‘Islam’ with ‘peace’. They ask if Islam is the peace that is the antonym of ‘war’ or if it refers to other types of peace.

Upon embracing Islam, an individual enters into state of total protection. Islam is like a divine umbrella. When held onto tightly, it provides a shade of mercy and brings forth every kind of peace: peace of the heart, mind, soul and body; peace in the family, society, and world; peace from all harm; and peace in the Hereafter. Every kind of peace is attainable under the umbrella of Islam.  I am not implying that one cannot find many of these kinds of peace elsewhere; however, I am saying that one cannot find all of the necessary types of peace under one roof, unless that roof is Islam.

What I have discussed so far certainly reflects that Islam, through its various definitions, is the befitting name of the complete way of life, of which no man could have conceived. Further explanations in this series will prove this point and make the matter clearer.


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Islam is fit for human nature.

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It is first necessary to define human nature and proceed to establish it relationship to Islam. Human nature is the collection of inherent qualities and habits that are common to all people (i.e., the innate qualities and habits humans possess is their nature). for example, we work, eat, drink, sleep, have other physical and intimate needs and desires, have emotions, socialize, fight, and seek power, authority and fame, etc. All of these are but a few examples of human nature.

Human begins are comprised of a spirit and physical structure, i.e., the soul and body. Therefore, we have both spiritual and physical needs. We are not angles or beasts. According to Islam, it is a great mistake to consider humans mere ‘brutes; and to exclude the spiritual aspect of our being. Similarly, it would be a mistake to consider ourselves like or greater than angels and completely disregard to biological and animalistic aspects of our being. We are not merely robots like angles, and we certainly are much better than animals. Neither did we evolve from animals, nor we are subtle as angles.

We have freedom to choose and power to know good and bad, right and wrong, and impiety and piety. Angels and animals do not have the freedom of choice, nor do they have anything to choose. For example, if a lion desires to have vegetarian dish, its wish cannot come true. Similarly, if a deer craves for steak, its wish cannot come true either. In fact, lion and deer cannot even wish for vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

In the same manner, Allah did not grant angels the freedom of choice, They are merely robot-like and do as they are programmed. Consequently, they are not rewarded or punished for their behaviour.  In contrast, Allah granted humans the freedom of choice, and they have a lot from which to choose, so they can use this privilege. For Example, they can choose to eat whatever they wish, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, healthy or unhealthy, expensive or inexpensive. In the end, only they will bear the consequences for what they choose.

For any system, ideology, or religion to be fit for human nature, it must comprehensively consider every inherent quality and habit of humans and must provide proper guidance to assist people in reaching their goal of life. If it repels or completely suppresses any inherent quality and habit, and/or if it leaves any one of them out or provides no guidance, then that system, ideology, or religion is not fit for humans is incomplete and deficient.

It is unlikely that a follower of one religion will seek part of another religion to fill to a void in his own.  If this occurs, then how can one know to which religion this follower really belongs? Where does his loyalty lie? Which religion or system does he call his own? Meanwhile, he is forced to follow parts of other religion(s) because his own religion lacks a necessary aspect.  Naturally, humans embrace and follow what is or seems to be most complete, beneficial, and convenient. Thus, in the presence of an absolute system of life, and incomplete system is doomed to fail.

Islam does not repel, completely suppress, or ignore any part of human nature; instead it teaches its followers how to control and shape their nature appropriately. Wherever there is slight chance of misusing natural qualities and habits by humans, Islam steps in and changes the course of human nature towards the legitimate purpose. The principles and teachings of Islam do not collide with human nature. They remain side by side with humans, gradually changing humans’ course of actions so that they can easily adapt and learn to walk confidently on the righteous path. Islam accompanies its followers until they acquire the ultimate success of the Hereafter.

A religion or any secular system of life that attempts to stop any natural behaviour of man meets with devastating blows and eventually finds itself without any following. For example , to completely stop the natural flow of a river and save a city from flood waters is nearly impossible, but, even if achieved temporarily, it may create bigger problems later on. Instead, changing its course, though it requires had work, eventually solves the problem. If the course of floodwaters is diverted from a city to dry land, it will bring many benefits. The city will be saved from flooding, and the water will simultaneously irrigate dry land, making it arable.

 

If we seal the cap of a kettle on a burning stove, with the built-up pressure the kettle is bound to burst. Similarly, if an ideology/religion suppresses, ignores, or sacrifices the natural desires and needs of people, even in the name of any greater good, then people cannot function Properly, and the outcome will be devastating. As noted earlier, human beings are not like angels, and thus no action should be taken to turn them into angels. Let them be human, and prescribe a system that keeps them ‘human’ and simultaneously keeps them from falling to the level of animals or even worse. This is exactly what Islam does.

Islam is not against people’s natural urge to acquire wealth, but it demands that they earn it through the legitimate means that it establishes and regulates. Islam is not against spending money, but it encourages its followers to spend it for righteous purposes such as, for example, helping the needy. According to Islam, using your wealth and resources for the betterment of the less fortunate or to solve the problems of your community will not reduce your wealth; instead, Allah, Who gave you the wealth in the first place, certainly has the ability to replenish and increase it.   Islam does not forcefully take peoples’ wealth against their will, even for the greater good of others. It promises great rewards to people who willingly and with intent to please Allah spend their money for humanitarian purposes.

Islam is not against eating delicious foods, but it teaches that a half-empty stomach is healthier that a stomach stuffed with food.  Staying relatively hungry allows one to be thankful to the Lord for his bounties and to be mindful of those starving around the world. Islam is not against wearing lavish clothes, but it rewards simplicity; being simple urges the inner sole and conscience to be less attracted to this material world and more attracted to our higher purpose.

Islam says eat whatever you like, but make sure it is halal (Permissible to eat), and drink as much as you like, but refrain from haram (forbidden)  drinks. Sleep as much as necessary, but perform you daily prayers before and after you sleep. Stay up as much as you need to, but be mindful of your health.

 

Love you family and friends to the full extent, but do not forget your Lord and your obligations to Him.  Worship your Lord as much as you want to, in order to get closer to Him, but not at the expense of your family, which needs your time and attention. Overall, keep everything in balance, be moderate, and do not become extremists of any sort.

Use time and energy wisely in helping others, and take as much burden as you can bear; correcting the world is not your problem, but it is your continuous duty to correct yourself first. Be flexible and easy on yourself and on others. Teach, but do not impose.

Islam requires its followers to do only what is humanly possible and provides guidance for every situation and according to everyone’s capacity. In essence, it is the way of life in strict accordance with human nature. Therefore, on Judgement Day, Allah will question and hold everyone accountable according to his her capability, knowledge, and performance, in order that justice prevails. The Islamic system of life intends for people to uphold their human status, become devout followers, avoid falling below the status of animals, and Surpass angelic qualities. To ensure the fulfillment of this goal. Islam lays down principles that are fit for human nature and easy to follow.


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No Question is Unanswered in Islam.

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When We compare our our physical existence with other incredible creations only to find that we are nothing but a tine particle in the universe, we begin to ask countless questions. Who are we? From where did we come? To where are we headed? What is the purpose of all the things out there? If there is life after death, how is it? If there are Heaven and Hell, what do they look like, and where are they? How are we to believe in the existence of God, Lord, Creator or Allah? What does He look like? Why can we not see Him? Who are the chosen prophets? Which prophets were real, and how can we believe in them? Is there are book or a set of rules revealed by the Lord, or are all such books merely a creation of the human mind? Who is right, and who is wrong? How can we achieve peace, happiness, prosperity, and so forth? What is good or bad, who decides that, and how can we be sure of it? How is it possible that when we die and turn to dust we become alive again? Is there a spiritual wold? Are the body and soul two different things? Everyone asks such questions; some ponder deeply for answers ,and others just scratch the surface.

If these and many other questions are not answered to our satisfaction, of if we fail to comprehend the answers or simply abandon the inner voice of curiosity, true satisfaction and peace of heart, mind, and soul cannot be attained. Even if we attain material success at some point in our life, we are not completely satisfied. We continue to feel an emptiness, and thoughts of failure overshadow our conscience. In this vast universe, we tend to lose purpose, sense of placement, and the taste for life until we find answers to these and many other questions that linger in our curious minds.

If an ideology or religion does not provide complete, satisfactory, and rational answers, or if the answers provided are no longer relevant,  then, in my view that ideology/religion is incomplete. Since Islam claims that it is the complete way of life, then it must provide answers to all questions one can raise. After reading this series of blog postings, I am confident that the reader will come to believe that Islam has answers to all questions and that nothing remains unanswered.

Allah created and revealed to us the system that explains how we should live and prepare to acquire the ultimate success. Besides Him, no one else could have developed this required system, because He is our Lord and knows best our needs and desires, abilities and short comings, psychology, and so on. Allah is our true Lord and does not want us to go astray; therefore, He has beforehand included answers to every possible question and completed the deen (Faith)  of Islam. Thus, there is no mystery in Islam.

 

However, to obtain answers for complicated questions, the following are some prerequisites: sincere desire, thirst for true knowledge, and a heartfelt wish to search for the truth. Also, bear in mind that this world is Allah’s creation and governed by His principles and that we are merely His creation and do not posses unlimited knowledge and power.  Even though Allah has revealed the complete message, we may not instantly comprehend it and may require deeper knowledge and wisdom.  The more knowledgeable we become, the more we understand the word and commandments of Allah. I firmly believe that if we continuously strive for answers, we will get them eventually.


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Could a man invent Islam?

 

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Having read so far, the thought the Islam was probably invented by and intelligent person may cross the mind of an objective reader. With regard to that thought, I believe that after developing a true understanding of Islamic teachings and after considering all aspects of Islam, an objective reader can decide what the answer is to this question. The following arguments will assist in reaching a decision.

When studying Islam closely, one discovers that it covers a wide array of physical and metaphysical subjects concerning human life on earth and that it provides guidance for every situation, time, and era. Islam’s university covers all aspects of human necessities, even those of which man cannot conceive.

How could a man, about fifteen hundred years ago, formulate a comprehensive way of life that encompasses human beings every need for all times to come? How could he ensure that his teachings would remain valid for all times and situations, even until the Day of Judgement?  How could he have predicted the future with such precision? How could he have developed such a system of life that would survive for centuries and not even be altered slightly?  How Could he leave such an indelible mark on history that would be so vivid and valid, even after centuries have passed?

 

He would have to be Superhuman or to have received direct inspiration from a supernatural source. However, History is a witness that he was a man; therefore, he could not have invented such a perfect system of life. This perfection must definitely have come from somewhere else, and where else could it be but from the Lord!   Only the Lord , the Almighty, knows all the weaknesses and needs of His creation and could prescribe such a unique and transcendent system, valid for all times and for all places.

 

” Even if a single claim of the Holy Prophet of Islam and Holy Qur’an could be disproved, the entire structure of Islam would crumble”

 

Islam is so confident about its teachings, it claims that no one can change, replace, or add anything to it to make it anymore perfect or to lose/disprove its perfection.  This centuries old claim is still open for challenge. Islam claims to be the perfect way of life, and this claim is certainly valid. Even to this day, researchers successfully find what ever they are searching for. If one cannot locate something in Islam in the first instance, all one has has to do is dig a bit deeper, and one will certainly come across it. Islam contains the knowledge of everything and fulfills every human needs.

All of Islam’s challenges,claims,and qualities are clear proof of its absolute truthfulness. If it were an innovation of any individual,he would never make the claim of infallibility. Therefore, the Architect of Islam must have been certain that no one could meet its challenges or counter its claims. If the architect were a human, he could not be definitely certain about his innovated system. If even a single claim of  the holy prophet of Islam & the Holy Qur’an could be disproved, the entire structure of Islam wold crumble. This has not happened so far and, as claimed, will never happen because this holy system is not an innovation of human being [ Qur’an 4:82]

 

Inspired by the initial divine revelations and commandments, and as commanded by Allah, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon them) began to preach the message of Islam. At first, those who had complete confidence in him embraced Islam because of his personal qualities of trustworthiness and compassion. As more and more people witnessed his moral character and the powerful message of Islam that he preached, the circle of Islam began to increase.

If he were the architect of Islam, as claimed by some, then upon gaining so much success, why did he call people to the Lord and not to himself? Why did he not claim this religion to be something of his own making? He did not do so because it was not his invention. It is, in fact, the continuation of the guidance that previous prophets of Allah brought to humankind. This divine guidance was merely perfected with the final revelations’ to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon them).

In the posting ahead, we will lean in detail that for either a Muslim by Birth or anyone who newly embraces Islam, it is necessary to certify one’s faith in Islam, not only verbally, but by believing in it from the heart as well. As such, let us suppose for the sake of argument that the inventor of Islam were a human being. If so he could not possibly read the hearts of people to tell if someone had certified his or her faith from the heart. Why would he even bother to require this kind of certification, which he him self cannot prove or disprove? Clearly, this goes against logic. His main concern would be to increase the number of his followers in order to achieve his purpose, whatever it may be. However, if he was truly conveying the Lord’s message and fulfilling his duties to connect the creation to the Creator, he would put forth all the requirements that make that connection possible and that are required by the Creator Himself.

 

The declaration of faith (Verbally) fulfills the requirement of entering into Islam and becoming a member of the Muslim community and brotherhood. Certifying it from the heart is directly related to being accepted by the Lord and to achieving ultimate success. The prophet (Peace be upon them) was required to secure both, declaration and certification. Had he invented Islam, one declaration would suffice.

This is another proof that Islam is not a human invention.

 

In my view, this much is sufficient, but readers will continue to come across more evidence that will enable them to conclude that Islam is not a human invention. Keeping Islam’s divinity in mind., I hope the reader can attain a true understanding of it.


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What is Islam Part 2

 

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Who are you going to be in life “Good or Bad” ?  .. your choice!

 

 

Even though some Islamic beliefs and teachings are based on the unseen truths that are not visible, they can be seen or felt through positive reasoning and rational thinking. The followers of Islam are required to have firm and unshakeable belief in the unseen without questioning it. However, believing in the unseen after positive reasoning, Concentrated thinking, and deep exploration bears the same reward as having faith in them without questioning it Allah states:

 Certainly, the creation of heavens and earth, and the alternation of night and day, and the sailing of ships on sea carrying that which benefits people and that which is sent by Allah from the sky: water,through which the earth is given life after its death, and scattered animals of all kinds on [it], and the differing movements of winds, and the clouds bound in between the sky and earth- in all of this, indeed, are signs for those people who utilize intellect. [Quran 2:164]

 

Clearly, Islam Invites everyone to pay attention, explore, analyze, and collaborate to reach the truth and become successful.  Islam is the truth and nothing but the truth; however, to seek inner wisdom and to strengthen faith, contemplating is always welcomed and rewarded. Those who intend to study Islam to find fault in it, or who are weak in their faith after recognizing Islam’s authenticity and divinity, do not do themselves a favor, and they displease the Almighty.

Judgement Day and the concept of accountability are central to Islam because most beliefs and practices are relevant to them.. The fear of accountability and of bearing the consequences for failure on  Judgment Day leads to lawfulness, the exercise of morality, and the utilization of good manners.

Since Allah is All-Knowledgeable and nothing is or could be hidden from Him, the fact that He is always watching us prevents a true servant of Allah from all kinds of Wrongdoings, the visible and the hidden. Even when one thinks no one is watching. Allah is ever watchful of one’s deeds’ which are always recorded by angles.

In this life, it is possible to avoid indictment and punishment due to loopholes in man-made laws, the inherent weaknesses of those laws, personal cleverness, and the lack of evidence or eyewitnesses, but it is certain that no once can escape from Allah on Judgment Day. Thus, it is impossible for anyone to avoid eventual accountability for even the slightest action. Moreover, accountability is the foundation that differentiates between other creatures and humans.


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What is Islam?

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Before proceeding, make note that in order for one to truly understand any ideology, religion, or system, it is necessary for one to study it with impartiality, as much as humanly possible. As such, the reader needs to proceed through this blog with an open mind and heart. Most ideologies and religions possess or claim to possess the key to humanity’s good, but simultaneously they all have specific differences that may seem to be minor but that are concretely fundamental to each philosophy. A biased study can overlook those very basic differences. However, if one properly understands those very basic differences, one can envision the entire philosophy and its purpose and can distinguish it from others.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ISLAM

The entire universe and everything in it, including us, are created by the Supreme being, our Lord, Allah Almighty. He is the sole owner and the sole innovator of everything.  He created us to worship him. Our stay in this world is temporary. Each of us lives here for a limited time and then passes on the other world.

One day, the universe will be folded up and the Day of Judgment will arise. Everyone will be handed a register of Deeds, containing whatever was earned in this temporary life. Based on our performance here we will earn either Jannah (Heaven) or Jahannum (Hell). Those who will have acquired ultimate success and earned the pleasure of Allah will be sent to Heaven to live there. eternally and to enjoy its endless bounties. Those who did not earn the pleasure of Allah and instead earned his wrath will be punished in Hell  and will be the ultimate loser.

Allah gave people free will to chose from right from wrong. Human beings are not animals or angles neither of which have free will. Allah granted man the power through which he can exceed angles or degrade himself to be even lower than animals. Allah bestowed man with free will to test him and to see how he fares in the this life [ Quran 67:2].

If man chooses wisely and uses his faculties to do what is right, he can maintain the higher status granted to him as the best of all creatures. If he does not choose wisely, ignores the inner voice,does not follow the commandments to do good, falls from the original divinely granted status,and degrades himself , he will be unsuccessful and will have earned the displeasure of Allah.  Any misuse of the fine human qualities and the bounties of Allah will make his the ultimate loser.   No one will be give a second chance to return to Earth and do good [Quran 23:99-100].  This is the only chance; use it or lose it. It is a one-way ticket and there is not coming back. 

 

Allah not only granted and bestowed upon man qualities and capabilities to do what is good and to refrain from what is bad, He has also clearly shown man both good and bad, as well as what pleases and displeases Him. Allah equipped man with the necessary tools,such as intellect, sense, instinct, and so on, and provided  the necessary knowledge for  him to achieve the purpose of his creation.

Allah’s  chosen beings, commonly known as prophets and messengers revealed and delivered that knowledge in it entirety and set the standards to be emulated for us to acquire ultimate success. No more excuses remain, and there can be no more justification for being ignorant. Now, there is no way out. Even though this may sound imposing and scary, and many people may not want to hear it. I cannot prevent myself from speaking the truth as presented by Islam. This is a clear warning for myself, for every Muslim, and for every other human being.

The choices are very clear. Either save ourselves from the hell fire by choosing to follow the message of the prophets or be responsible for our fate in Hell.  It is all up to us. Punishments are more painful when guilt is realized. Thus, the guilt of wasting time is to be avoided at all costs so that choosing wisely,exploring the truth and following the right path will become apparent. Allah and his prophets have nothing to lose. We are the ones at risk of failing because we are the only ones being tested.

 

One of the most essential aspects of Islam is Iman bil ghaib (Belief in the unseen). The unseen includes, but is not limited to:

  •  The existence of the supreme being
  • The angelic beings
  • The process of creation
  • The existence of the soul, after being created and before being sent into this world [Quran7:172]
  • The state of existence after death (A’lam-e-Barzakh) [Quran 23:100]
  • Resurrection and accountability on Judgment day
  • Eternal life in Heaven or Hell
  • Many other truths, purposely kept hidden [Quran 16:8]

Evidently, these and other hidden truths were necessary to test people’s faith.  If any one of these hidden truths was made obvious,there would be no need for beliefs and faith. People wold have automatically accepted the truth, and the purpose of earthly life would be pointless. The whole point is to recognize the existence of the Lord to believe in Him as our Lord and Creator, to follow His message and abide by his rules.


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Dargah of Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A

 

Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A. mostly famed as Huzoor Najam Sirkar is the well known name among the Aulia-e-Ekram of the Sacred Land of Rajasthan  (The Land of Hazrat Khwaja Garib Nawaz R.A. & Hazrat Sufi Hameeduddin Nagauri R.A.), belongs to the great silsilah e Chishtiah. His Holy Shrine is located at Fatehpur Shekhawati District Sikar 165 km away from Jaipur on N.H. 12.

Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti Al-Farooqui As-Saeedi R.A. was born on the 3rd Ramzan-ul-Mubarak 1234 Hijri (1819 A.D.) in the house of Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed Baksh Naqshbandi Al Farooqui of Jhunjhunu city. He himself was the great scholar of the Sufism and among the great Saints of his time. Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed Baksh Naqshbandi Al Farooqui was fore taught by the Great Almighty that he will have a son named Najmuddin would be a Borne Wali and Ghaus of his time. Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed Baksh Naqshbandi Al Farooqui belongs to the holy (Dynasty) race of the Second Caliph of the Muslim Ummah, “Hazrat Sayyedna Umar-e-Farooque” R.A. (through 36 Links) via the link of his great grandfather Sultanuttarekeen Hazrat Khwajah Sufi Hameeduddin Nagauri R.A. Khalifa e Khaas of Hazrat Khwajah GareebNawaz R.A (through 19 links).

As Huzoor Najam Sirkar was a borne Wali so he had a divine soul and an impressive spiritual mentality. So he always kept himself busy in studying the books of spirituality and Sufism. He had great Fikr of the Allah the Almighty and a serious Nature and a search of the truth of the universe.

One day while reading the book “Anees-Ul-A’arifeen” he read the speaking of Khwajah Habeebullah Quadri that, “Malla Shaikha Lahu Fa Shaikha Hus-Shaitan” that means one who had no Shaikh (Spiritual God Father), has the Iblees (Shaitan) as his Shaikh. After reading this Huzoor Najam Sirkar became very anxious and eager to find an appropriate Shaikh for himself. So in the Hijri 1252, during the Urs of Hazrat Khwajah GareebNawaz R.A., he reached at the holy shrine of the Khwajah-e-Buzurg and asked Hazrat Khwajah GareebNawaz R.A. for the Shaikh for himself, and got the direction from the Khwajah to reach Nagaur at the holy shrine of his great grandfather Hazrat Khwajah Sufi Hameeduddin Nagauri R.A. to get the direction about the Shaikh. So Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A reached at Nagaur and requested his great grandfather for the purpose. Hazrat Khwajah Sufi Hameeduddin Nagauri R.A. told him, “There is no Shaikh of the Level you want and deserve but the one in the Holy city of Taunsaa*, along the coast of river Sangarh in Punjab. (Now in Pakistan), named Khwajah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi R.A. You should go there I will tell him your desire and force him to consider your matter.

As Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A got the instructions from His great grandfather He reached at the city of Taunsaa on 10th of the month Shaabaan-ul-Mukarram Hijri 1253 at the time of Ishraque. After completing the prayer (Namaj) of Ishraque he reached at the Quayamgah of Hazrat Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A. and sat outside waiting for permission to meet the Desired Shaikh. Hazrat Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A. told his attendant to call Najmuddin to come inside, but there were many persons named Najmuddin sitting in the crowd So again he clarify that Najmuddin Nagauri was being called by Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A. As Huzoor Najam Sirkar entered the Holy Hujurah, He couldn’t tolerate the Noor on the face of the holy Murshid and became unconscious. Hazrat Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A. hold him and said, “Najmuddin control yourself, as hundreds of Wali will be made by your Personality.” Then he told him to meet at time of the Maghrib at the Mosque.

On the same day i.e. 10th of Shaabaan-ul-Mukarram Hijri 1253 after the Namaz of Isha’a Hazrat Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A made Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A his disciple (Mureed) in the Silsilah e Chishtiah Nizamiah Fakhriah and grant permission for some Aurado Wazaaef and told him stay there for sometime.

Some people asked Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A that thousands of persons are waiting for a single look of yours for a long while and a newly came person had receive so much attention by you what was the reason behind that, then Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A replied that the persons waiting for me Outside are like a empty lamp in which we had to fill the oil and place the cotton and to lightened them, but Najmuddin is the lamp ready with the oil and the cotton given by his Great Grandfather Hazrat Khwajah Sufi Hameeduddin Nagauri R.A. and I had only lightened him.

After staying six months there, on 6th of Muharramul Haraam at the Holy shrine of Khwajah Fareeduddin GanjShakr R.A. on the occasion of Urs of this Great Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A. gave the permission (Khilafat) of all of the four great Silsilah of Sufism i.e. the Quadriyah, the Chishtiyah, the Naqushbandiah, & the Suharvardiyah to Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A and gave Wilayat of the province of Rajputana presently famed as Rajasthan, and ordered to settle at Fatehpur Shekhawati.

In the beginning, Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A reached at Fatehpur, traveling via Jodhpur & Nagaur, reside at the mosque of Mohalla Maemaran and get busy in the pray of the God Almighty, but after getting disturb by the visitors he shifted in the jungle in the south of Fatehpur where the present Dargah is located.

In the Hijri 1256 Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A went to Mecca & Medina to perform the Holy ritual of Hajj. After residing at Fatehpur he had a fixed schedule to spent six month in his Murshid’s company at Taunsaa and remaining six month in the preaching people the right path of truth and salvation till the Hijri 1267, 7th of Safar. The date of the pardah of Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A. At the time of the pardah, he was with his Murshid and get all the “Raaz-o-Niaz “and Faiz from him.

After the Hijri 1267, 7th of Safar Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A started the Ritual of Urs of his Murshid at Fatehpur Shekhawati. He wrote several books to guide mankind the right path, in all languages like Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Hindi. He was a Poet of great sense. He wrote many poems to pay regards to Holy Prophet, All Caliphs, Many Buzurg of Silsilah but most of the poems (Manaquib) in the fame of his Murshid Hazrat Khwajah Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi Chishti R.A. He had more than forty Caliphs of himself across the country to preach the teachings of Sufism. He established his Khankah in the southern forest outside the city of Fatehpur. There he made a Mosque & a MehfilKhana for ‘Sima’a’ the Quawwali’.

On the Early morning (Subha Saadique) of 19th of the month of holy Ramadan ul Mubarak on Monday Hazrat Khwajah Haji Muhammad Najmuddin Sulaimani Chishti R.A took pardah from this mortal world towards his Beloved God. He granted all his spiritual knowledge & power to his elder son Hazrat Khwajah Haji Naseeruddeen Chishti Najmi Sulaimani R.A. and made him first Sajjada Nashin (of his Dargah. Since the date this tradition is continued and at present Hazrat Peer Ghulam Naseer Najmi Sulaimani is the Sajjada Nashin & Mutawalli (Manager and Caretaker) of the Dargah.

 

Dargah Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

 

Sufi Saint Hazrat Barati Shah Sarkar Rahmatullah Alay Situated
on the bank of Jawas River in Jawas Village.

Address,
Village : Jawas, Teh. : Kherwara
Disst. : Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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The Mission Of Mastan Baba

It is a well known historical fact that in spreading the ethical and spiritual values of Islam, major and effective contributions have been made by the walis of Allah (saints). It was their humanistic disposition and pity, which won over the hearts of lakhs of people. They made a direct contact with the masses, served and loved them, lived with them in the realisation of Eternal Truth

Dargah Shrief, a place where wishes and desires come true. Devotees from all over the world visit this Dargah to be blessed by Mastan Baba and to fulfill their desires. More often than not their wishes do come true and the wish fulfillment is usually followed by devotees offering flowers, gilaf (velvet cloth), ittar (non-alcoholic perfume) and sandal wood powder. Besides these offerings they also recite Quran, Nafal Namaz, Milad and Aayat-e-Karima and Khatam Khawajgan.

His shrine is situated in udaipur in Mallatalai area near rani road.

He is the one who is always engaged in ibadah of allah during his whole life time.his powers were hidden from the people of udaipur. but once he came into notice when one seasonal small river of udaipur get flooded and mastan baba was busy in zikr of allah on the bridge (there is some chilla is there on the bridge name of the bridge is ayad)soon the river get flooded and the water start overflowing .but it was a miracle that baba was calmly keep engaged in zikr and water didn’t even touch his feet.and keep flowing around him..many of the residents of udaipur had witnessed this although i did’t get the chance might be i was not born or too young ..eventually time passes he is like mastan might be he left udaipur after that incident. then before 12-13years a news has erupted in city that a darvesh had come in udaipur and he got seated in gulab bagh of udaipur under a tree and busy in zikr(gulab bagh is one of very extensive garden spread in area of few kms in mid of city)it was mastan baba people start calling him gulab bagh wale baba .muncipality of udaipur came in action they try their best to remove him from the garden as it was public property but useless .except allah(tabaaraka Wtaala) none can remove him here people start coming to visit him .

Whoever visit him will get his wishes fulfill.I too had a chance to visit him at that time i was only 13 years old.He was like zinda wali to us.But time came when Allah called his mehboob toward him and in 1998 Mastan baba ki rooh parvaaz kar gaye aur wo apne malike haq se jaa mile…..then too there was a great matter where to buried that soul althogh he take his last breath in gulab bagh he told that for him new gulab bagh will be bulit but at that time nobody understand what he mean…?


Then a current minister of indian govt Mr. C.M Ibrahim arrived at udaipur first time and he with the help of peole of city purchase a huge plot of land at outskirts of udaipur (which has now become very populous due to mastan baba’s karam)

now if u come and see really the mastan baba ‘ dargah had acquired a lot of greenery the smallplants which had grown 10-11 years before had become trees .it start looking like gulab bagh as mastan baba said..morever a beautiful masjid is under construction ….and poor people were feed daily through the langar organise by dargah committee.and a madarsa is also run to educate nearby children.

Dargah in Mandore – Rajasthan -INDIA

 

Mandore is a town located 9 km north of Jodhpur city, in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Marwar : This kingdom, which became very powerful under the Rathore dynasty, used to welcome Muslim saints. Let us first mention the dargah located in the former capital of Mandore which until today is visited by devotees of all communities; the main centre of worship is the tomb of Ghulam Shah Qalandar, who is said to have been a follower of Khwaja Mu’in al-Din Chishti. The mosque and the shrine have been renovated at various times under the patronage of the Hindu Rathore rulers. In connection with the same, we should also mention the interesting case of the tomb-shrine located within the precincts of Mehrangarh Fort, in Jodhpur, which became the capital of Marwar in the fifteenth century when its founder, Rao Jodha, decided to build a fort on the top of a steep hill.

During the nineteenth century, war broke out between the two rival Hindu states of Marwar and Jaipur. The Muslim general Bure Khan fought bravely with his army of Pathans to defend the kingdom of Jodhpur. The alliance struck by the Jodhpur ruler with the Pathans of Nagaur proves once more that the image of Hindu-Muslim enmity is an artificial colonial and postcolonial construct.24 Bure Khan died during a battle and was buried on the spot. However, later, by order of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, his mortal remains were transported to the capital and a dargah was built to commemorate his martyrdom. Today, the small tomb-shrine which lies at the entrance of the fort, within the precincts of Mehrangarh, continues to be a sacred place. During the Navratra festival, the pilgrims are supposed to stop at this shrine to make some offerings before climbing to the top of the hill to worship the Goddess. Bure Khan is worshipped as a shahid by both Hindu and Muslims and is supposed to grant all sorts of boons to his devotees. The location of the tomb-shrine at the entrance of the Hindu fort does have a particular meaning: the saintly martyr has become the guardian and protector of the palaces and the temples that have been erected within the fortress.

Near Jodhpur, in the village of Khatu, was born a Muslim mystic known asShaykh Ahmad Khatu who was the disciple of the thirteenth-century Baba Ishaq Maghribi, the founder of the Maghribi Sufi tradition in India. Shaykh Ahmad Khatu later went to Gujarat where he is said to have exerted a great influence on Ahmad Shah I who founded the new capital of Ahmedabad. After his death, the Shaykh was buried there. His tomb, located within the imposing shrine complex located near Ahmedabad, at Sarkej, is still an important centre of worship.

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