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SHAH NAQSHBAND

A 150 years after the death of Shaikh Sayyiduna Abdul Qadir Jilani (may Allah be well pleased with him), people asked Sultan Kwaja Sayyedna Baha’uddin Naqshband (may Allah be pleased with him), ""Ghausul Azam Abdul Qadir said, "My foot is on the shoulders of all the saints", what do you think about this?"" Hazrat Shah Naqsband said, " May Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani's foot be upon my eyes and my vision."

One day Sultan Kwaja Baha’uddin Naqshband (may Allah be pleased with him) was traveling in the desert and he met Al-Khizr (may Allah be pleased with him) who within seconds transported him to the spiritual presence of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Kwaja Bahauddin (whose name was not yet known as Naqshband) said, "O one who holds hands in the universe, hold my hand so they will you holder of hanfs." [in bayat, one holds the hand of the Pir to receive Almighty Allah's blessing and when someone needed to be rescued, they held out their hand]. Shaikh Sayyiduna Abdul Qadir Jilani put his hand on Kwaja Bahauddin's heart and said, "O the holder of the adornment of the worlds, hold my adornment so that they can call you Naqshiband [the one who adorns]". And then Kwaja Bahauddin recited the following poem, which is inscribed on both the tombs of Abdul Qadir Jilani and

 

 

Bahauddin Naqshband (may Allah be well pleased with them):

 

The King of this world and the hereafter is Shah Abdul Qadir

The head of the children of Adam is Shah Abdul Qadir.

Sun, moon, heavens, the throne and the pen,

They all get their light from the heart of Abdul Qadir.