The King of Jinns
Bushair bin Mahfooz states that once my daughter, Fatima, all of a sudden vanished from the roof of my house. I got worried and want to the blessed presence of Sayyed-e-na Ghouse-e-Pak and requested for help. He told me to go to Karkh, and during the night sit in a deserted place forming a fort (Hisar) around myself. Over there think about em and say:” Bismillah” During the darkness of night groups of Jinns will pass by you, their faces will be very strange, do not get scared by looking at them, at the time of sahari the KING OF JINNS will come to you and will ask you about your requirement. Tell him, “Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani has sent me from Baghdad (my requirement is that) you search my daughter.” Hence, I went to the ruins of KARKH and followed the instructions of Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam. During the silence of night, horrifying Jinns kept on passing outside my hisar. The faces of the Jinns were so horrifying that I could not look at them. At the time of sahari, the KING OF JINNS came on a horse back, there were Jinns surrounding him. He asked my demand from outside the hisar. I told him that Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam has sent me to you. As soon as he beard this, he got down the horse and sat on the ground. The other Jinns too sat outside the hisar. I narrated the incident of the disappearance of my daughter. He announced amongst all the Jinns, “Who has taken the girl?” Within moments the Jinns caught a Chinese Jinn and presented him as the culprit. The King of the Jinns asked him why did you pick the girl up from the city of the Highest Cadre in Spiritual Pivot (Qutub) of the time? He said, while shivering, Your Highness! After looking at her I fell in love with her. The King ordered the Chinese Jinn to be beheaded and returned my wonderful daughter to me. I thanked the King of the Jinns and said, as Allah will! You are an ardent lover of Sayyed-e-na Ghouse-e-Pak. He then replied, I SWEAR UPON ALLAH WHEN HUZOOR GHOUS-E-PAK LOOKS TOWARDS US, ALL THE JINNS START TREMBLING. WHEN ALL NOMINATES AS QUTUB OF TIME THEN ALL THE JINNS AND HUMANS ARE ORDERED TO FOLLOW HIM. (Bahjaa-tul-Asraar)
All the Jinns start trembling (with fear) on hearing your name. Your Have that majestic awe ‘O, Ghous-e-Azam Dastgir.
THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR PRESENTING THEMSELVES TO AL-GHAWTH AL-A’ZAM:
Hadrat Shaikh Abul Qaasim r.a. states that once Shaikh Abu Bakr, Shaikh Abul Khair, Shaikh Ibn Mahfooz, Shaikh Abu Hafs Umar, Shaikh Abul Aas Ahmad Imkaani, Shaikh Abdul Wahab r.a. and himself r.a. were all in the presence of the great al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. It was a Friday, the 30th of Jamadi-ul-Aakhir 560 A.H. During this time, Shaikh Qaasim r.a. states that a young handsome youth came into the blessed court of the great Saint. He sat with great respect, and then said: “O Friend of Allah! May there be Salaams upon you. I am the month of Rajab, and I have come to give you glad tiding that this is a good month for the people. They should thus do many good deeds in this month.” Shaikh Qaasim r.a. states that on another occasion, a youth again came to the Darbaar of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. and with great respect said, “I am the month of Shabaan. I have not brought any glad tidings, but have come to inform you that in this month the people of Arabia will be in difficulty. There will be wars fought in Khurasaan and there will be sickness in Iraq through which many people will die.” Shaikh Qaasim r.a. states that after a few days, news reached Baghdad of these happenings in Arabia and Khurasaan and he states that during that time a disease spread in Iraq killing scores of people.
HIS SIGHT ON LAUH-E-MAHFOOZ (THE PROTECTED TABLET):
It is written in one narration that Shaikh Abul Hafs r.a. states: “Our Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir Jilani r.a. used to fly in the air and would say, ‘The sun does not rise before presenting Salaams in my court. By the Wrath and Honour of Allah! All the good and bad persons are before my sight. My eyes are fixed firmly on Lauh-e-Mahfooz. Time and again, I immerse myself in the sea of knowledge and wisdom blessed by Allah and I am the Sign (Nishaan) of Allah to the people, and the specially appointed representative of my forefather, Nabi Muhammad, s.a.w.s., and I am his viceroy on this earth.’”
A THIEF BECOMES AN ABDAAL (HIGH-RANKING SAINT):
Once a thief entered the house of Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. with the intention of stealing. On entering the house, he became blind and could not see anything. He was unable to find his way out of the house and he eventually sat in one corner of the house. In the morning, he was caught and brought before Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. . When Al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. saw him, he placed his blessed hands on the thief’s eyes. The thief’s eyesight was immediately restored. Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. then said, “He came to steal materialistic (worldly wealth), I will bless him with such a treasure that it will remain with him forever.” On saying these words, Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. placed his blessed sight on the thief once and elevated him to the status of Wilayat (Sainthood). It was also during this time that one of the appointed Abdaals had passed away. Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. took the thief, now a Wali, and sent him out as the replacement for the Abdaal that had passed away. Subhan-Allah!
TRANSPORTATION FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER:
Once whilst Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. was delivering one of his spiritually enlightening lectures, a person by the name of Abul Mu’aali was present in this gathering. He was seated directly in front of the great Saint. During the course of the lecture, Abul Mu’aali found that he needed to answer the call of nature (relieve himself). He tried to suppress this need because he found it disrespectful to leave the gathering of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. He controlled the urge to the best of his ability, but when he could not do so any longer, he decided to leave. As he was about to stand, he saw the great Ghawth r.a. walking down the first stair of the pulpit (Mimbar) onto the second stair. As the Saint came to the second stair, Abul Mu’aali saw an image of the great Saint on the mimbar. Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. came down to him and threw his shawl over him.
As this happened, Abul Mu’aali found that he was no longer in the gathering, but rather in a valley with beautiful lush vegetation. It was beautified even more by a stream, which flowed through it. He immediately answered the call of nature, performed Wudhu and then prayed two Rakaats Salaah. As he completed the Salaah, Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. pulled the shawl off him. When Abul Mu’aali looked, he found to his amazement that he was still in the gathering of the great Saint r.a. and he had not even missed one word of the lecture of the great Saint. However, much later Abul Mu’aali discovered that he did not have his set of keys with him. He then remembered that when he was transported to the valley by Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a., he had hung his key ring on the branch of a tree beside the stream. Abul Mu’aali states that some time after this incident, he had the opportunity to go on a business expedition. During this journey, Abul Mu’aali reached a valley and rested there. He then noticed, that the valley was the exact same place where the great Saint had transported him during his lecture. When he went beside the tree, he found that his missing keys were still hanging on the branch of the tree. Subhan-Allah! The business trip took fourteen days to complete. This miracle of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. shows that not only did he transport Abul Mu’aali spiritually, but also physically.
SHIP PROTECTED FROM STORM:
The students of the great Ghawth r.a. state that once he was delivering his lessons as usual to them when suddenly his blessed face turned red and beads of perspiration covered his blessed forehead. He then placed his hand into his cloak and remained silent for a short time. The students state that after he removed his hand from inside his cloak, drops of water began to drip from his sleeves. Due to his spiritual state, the students say that they did not ask him any questions but rather, they recorded the date, day and time of this astonishing event. The students say that two months after this incident, a group of traders, who had come by sea to Baghdad, arrived and presented various gifts to al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. The students were very confused by this as they had never seen these traders in Baghdad before. They asked the traders the reason for them bringing the gifts. The traders said that two months previously, whilst they were sailing to Baghdad, their ship was caught in a fierce storm.
When they realised that there was a real danger of sinking, they called out the name of “Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani” r.a. . When they called out his name, they found that from the Unseen a hand lifted their ship to safety. When the students compared this narration to the incident in the Madrassa, it was confirmed that it was the same date, day and time in which the great Saint r.a. had put his hand into his cloak. Suhban-Allah! This incident shows that although Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. seemed to be placing his hand into his cloak, but in reality, he was stretching his hand into the sea to assist those who called for his assistance!
DISAPPEARING INTO THE SUN:
The wet-nurse of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. states that when he was a child, she would carry him in her arms but would suddenly find that he was no longer there. She reports that she noticed that he used to fly into the sky and hide behind the rays of the sun. Once, when Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. was much older, the wet-nurse s.a.w.s. went to him and asked if he still did as he used to do when he was a child, in other words, hide behind the sun. Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. replied, “Then I was a child, and it was a time of weakness, and I used to hide in the rays of the sun. Now my strength and power is so immense, that if a thousand suns have to come then they would all be hidden in me rather than me being hidden by them.”
PROTECTION FROM ILLNESS:
Shaikh Ali bin Idrees Yaqoobi r.a. states that once his spiritual guide, Shaikh Ali bin Haiti r.a. took him to al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. and presented him in the court of the great Saint. Shaikh Ali bin Idrees r.a. states: “Al-Ghawth al-A’zam Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. was wearing a shawl during this time. He removed the shawl and placed it over me and said, ‘From now on, you will be protected from all illnesses’. From that day on until now, and I am 65 years old, I have never been ill.”
A LION OVERPOWERED:
Shaikh Abu Masood bin Abi Bakr Harimi r.a. reports that there was a very great Saint by the name of Shaikh Ahmed Jaam r.a. He used to travel on a lion wherever he went. In every city that he visited, it was his habit to ask the people of the city to send one cow for his lion’s meal. Once, he went to a certain city and requested from the Saint of that city a cow for his lion. The Saint sent the cow to him and said, “If you ever go to Baghdad, your lion will receive a welcome invitation.”
Shaikh Ahmed Jaam r.a. then journeyed to Baghdad Shareef. On arriving in Baghdad, he sent one of his disciples to al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. and commanded that a cow be sent to him, as a meal for his lion. The great Ghawth was already aware of his coming. He had already arranged for a cow to be kept for the lion. On the command of Shaikh Ahmed Jaam r.a. Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. sent one of his disciples with a cow to him. As the disciple took the cow with him, a weak and old stray dog which used to sit outside the home of Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. followed the disciple. The disciple presented the cow to Shaikh Ahmed Jaam r.a. who in turn signalled the lion to commence feeding. As the lion ran towards the cow, this stray dog pounced on the lion. It caught the lion by its throat and killed the lion by tearing open its stomach. The dog then dragged the lion and threw it before al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a.
On seeing this, Shaikh Ahmed Jaam r.a. was very embarrassed. He humbled himself before the great Ghawth and asked for forgiveness for his arrogant behaviour. This incident shows the strength of a dog that only sat outside the stoop of Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a.
This was due to its Nisbat to the blessed stoop of the great Saint. It also proves that even animals recognise and are loyal to the the Awliya Allah. A’la Hadrat, Shaikh Imam Ahmed Raza al-Qaadiri r.a. portrays the above-mentioned incident in one of his poetic stanzas. He says: “Kya Dab’be Jis Pe Himayat Ka Ho Panja Tera, Sher Ko Khatre me Laata, Nahi Kut’ta Tera”
Shaikh ALl BIN HAITI’S DREAM:
Once al-Ghawth al-A’zam Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. was delivering a lecture. Shaikh Ali bin Haiti r.a. was seated in front of Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. in this gathering. During the lecture of the great Ghawth, Shaikh Ali bin Haiti r.a. fell asleep. Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a., who saw this, descended from the Mimbar and stood in front of the sleeping Shaikh Ali bin Haiti r.a. with both his hands folded in respect. After a while Shaikh Ali bin Haiti r.a. awoke to find Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. standing in front of him. He immediately stood up in respect. Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. smiled and said, “The reason I am standing in front of him is because he was seeing the Holy Prophet Muhammad, s.a.w.s. in his dream and I was seeing the Prophet, s.a.w.s. with my physical eyes.”
MY FOOT IS ON THE SHOULDERS OF ALL THE SAINTS:
Once whilst he was delivering a lecture, Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. entered a spiritual state and said, “My foot is on the shoulders of all the Awliya Allah (Saints).” When he uttered these words there were many Awliya Allah in his presence. Each one of them immediately lowered their necks.
Shaikh Ali bin Haiti r.a. who was also present in this gathering, immediately went to Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. and physically placed the foot of the great Ghawth on his neck. Shaikh Sayyidi Maajid r.a. states: “When al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. said these words, then every Wali on earth bowed his neck.” He also states, “There were 300 Awliya Allah and 700 Rijaalul Ghaib (Men of the Unseen) present in that gathering, and every one of them lowered their necks before him.”
Shaikh Makaarim r.a. states: “The day on which al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. made this statement, every Saint knew that the flag of Kingship was now planted before Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. . On this day, all the Saints from East to West lowered their necks on his command.” Sayyidi Shaikh Khalifatul Akbar r.a. states: “I saw the Beloved Rasool, s.a.w.s. in my dream and I asked him about the statement of al-Ghawth al-A’zam � ‘My foot is on the shoulders of all the Saints.’” He says that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s. )said, “Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. has spoken the truth and why should he not say this when he is the Qutb, and I am his Guardian”.
SULTANUL HIND KHWAJA MUEENUD’DEEN CHISHTI:
When Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. said, “My foot is on the shoulders of all the Saints”, Shaikh Khwaja Mueenud’deen Chishti Hassani Sanjari Ajmeri r.a. was at this moment in the prime of his youth. He was deep in the remembrance of Allah on a mountain in Khurasaan. As soon as Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. said these words, Khwaja Mueenud’deen Chishti r.a. heard this and lowered his neck and said, “But your blessed foot is on my eyes and on my head.” It was through the blessing of this act of submission that r.a. Khwaja Mueenud’deen Chishti r.a. was made the King of the Saints of India and is known as “Sultaanul Hind”.
MUFTI-E-A’ZAM HIND r.a.:
Mufti-e-A’zam Hind, Maulana Mustapha Raza al-Qaadiri r.a., the son of Imam Ahmed Raza al-Qaadiri r.a., says in one of his Manqabats, which he wrote in praise of the great Ghawth as follows: r.a. “Ye Dil Ye Jigar He Ye Aankhe Ye Sar He”- My Heart, My liver, My eyes and My head are all here, “Jahaa Chaaho Rakhlo Qadam Ghawth-e-A’zam” � O Ghaus! You may keep your blessed foot wherever you desire. This couplet of Mufti-e-A’zam r.a. shows that even though he was not born when the great Saint made this statement, but even after coming to this physical world, he showed his allegiance to al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. by accepting and confirming the command of the great Ghawth. This, and his immense love for Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. gained him the exalted status of “Ghaus-ul-Waqt” meaning “The Ghaus of the Time”.
IMAM AHMED BIN HAMBAL:
Shaikh Sayyidi Baqaa r.a. states that once he accompanied Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. to the tomb of Imam Ahmed bin Hambal r.a. . He says: “I saw Shaikh Imam Ahmed bin Hambal’s r.a. grave split open, and I saw him emerge from his blessed grave. He embraced al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. and then said, ‘Even I am dependent on you in Tariqah’”.
SHAR’IAH AND TARIQAH:
Once Shaikh Bataa’ihi r.a. presented himself in the court of Shaikh Ahmed Kabeer r.a. He states that Shaikh Ahmed Kabeer r.a. said, “Do you know anything about the condition of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. ?” Shaikh Ahmed r.a. states: “On hearing this, I began to praise al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. and say what I knew concerning him. I said as much as I knew and then remained silent.” Shaikh Ahmed Kabeer ( r.a. ) then said: “On his right is the Sea of Shari’ah and on his left is the Sea of Tariqah. From this, he gives whom he desires. In this era, there is none equal to him.”
ONE HUNDRED JURISTS HUMBLED:
It is well known that the lectures of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. attracted scores of scholars to Baghdad from all over the world. Once, a hundred Jurists formed a group and each one chose a difficult question. They all decided to present themselves in the gathering of Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. and each would ask his question during the lecture in an attempt to cause Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. to be confused. The one hundred Jurists chose what they thought to be the most difficult question and travelled to Baghdad. They sat in the gathering of Shaikh Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilani r.a. waiting for the appropriate time to ask their questions. It was during this gathering that a bright ray of light emerged from the blessed chest of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. and travelled into the heart of each of the one hundred Jurists. This light could only be seen by them and to those whom Almighty Allah desired to see. As this light entered their hearts, each one of them entered a state of spiritual ecstasy. Each one of them fell at the feet of al-Ghawth al-A’zam r.a. and repented from their improper intentions. The great Saint, with great compassion, embraced each one of them, filling their hearts with Noor, and at the same time answering every one of their questions, even though they had not asked.
The Spouted Jug Turned Towards The Qibla
Once a group of the great saints of Jilan Shareef visited the grand blessed presence of Huzoor Sayyed-e-na Ghous-e-Azam, they found the pot shareef of His not in the direction of Qibla (so they drew His attention towards it, hence) He looked at his servant wrathfully. He could not tolerate the wrath and fell down and trembled to death. Now He looked at the pot, it itself turned towards the Qibla. (Bahjaa-tul-Asraar)
For the sake of Allah! Give the ointment of dust which touched your feet. My liver is injured and heart is wounded ‘O, Ghouse.
Keep The Pot Facing Towards The Qibla
‘O, The livers of the King of the Baghdad! It is a fact that the upper most degree of love is that we open heartedly adopt each and every motion of our loved one. Therefore, if possible always keep the pot’s spout facing the Qibla, Huzoor Muhaddis-e-Azam (the Greatest scholar of tradition of the Holy Prophet of Pakistan Hazrat-e-Maulana Sardar Ahmed Sahib apart from the pot used to also keep his shoes facing the Qibla. Thanks to Allah Sagh-e-Madeenah as far as possible follows the ways of these two saints by keeping the pot and shoes facing the Qibla. But in fact, the desire of Sagh-e-Madeenah is that every thing remains facing the Qibla. (Bahjaa-tul-Asraaq)
Even though I am disgraced and friendless. Immoral and bad charactered. I am Your’s I am Your’s ‘O, Ghous-e-Azam Dastgir.
Freedom From The Punishment Of Grave
One distressed young man came to the presence of Ghousiyat and presented his desire, “Huzoor! I saw my late father in my dream last night, he was saying, “Son! I am involved with punishment in the grave, you go to the presence of Sayyed-e-na Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani and request Him to pray for me. After listening to this. The King of Baghdad inquired, did your father ever pass by My Madrasah?
He replied, yes Then He became silent. That young man went away. The next day he came back very happy and said, ‘O, Murshid! Last night my late father came in my dream wearing a green dress (garment worn in paradise), he was very happy, and was saying, “Son! By the blessing of Sayyed-e-na Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani the punishment has been dispelled and I got this green dress also. My dear son! You should remain in His presence.” After listening to this He said, My Allah has promised me that muslim who passes by our Madreash his punishment will be reduced. (Bahjaa-tul-Asraar)
During the last Breath, in the Grave, on the Balance Scale, on the Bridge (providing) lest May the grip on the sublime support of Your’s not be loosened.
A Dead Body’s Screams And Shoutings
Once some people came to the presence of the Ghous and requested, Your Highness! There are sounds of screams of a dead person coming out of a grave in the “Bab-ul-Azj” graveyard. Huzoor! Please bestow some mercy on the unfortunate so that his punishment is abolished. He asked, did he receive the saintly dress of caliphate from me? The people replied we don’t know. He asked, did he ever attend my congregation? People showed ignorance. He asked, did he ever eat my food? People again showed ignorance. He asked, did he ever perform prayers behind me? The people gave the same answer. He lowered His blessed head down a bit, signs of anger and prestige were seen on His face. After sometime He said, the angels just now told me that “he had visited you and he had a firm belief in you, therefore Allah bestowed mercy upon him”. Thanks to Allah the sounds that were coming out of his grave stopped. (Bahjaa-tul-Asraar)
Even though bad, thief, culprit and useless. No matter how He is, He is Your’s ‘O, merciful.
What Wonderful A Greatness Of Ghous-E-Azam
Someone narrated an incident, which took place in Kutiyana (India), the ancestral village of Sagh-e-Madeenah, that one person used to live there, who was an ardent lover of Ghous-e-Pak. He used to celebrate Gyarhavin Shareef (the eleventh day of the Islamic month and offering is made on this day for sunni saint Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani very enthusiastically. One another quality which was present in him was that he used to give a lot of respect to Syeds (The generation of The Holy Prophet, he used to be so kind/caring towards young Syeds that he used to life them up and move around, and would buy sweets for them. On his death, a sheet was placed on the body, the people who came to grieve were present when suddenly the lover removed the sheet and sat upright. People got scared and started running, he cried out, don’t be scared, just listen to me! When people came close he started saying, “the thing is that just now my Mentor of eleventh, the helpful Mentor, the One pure of heart, the Qutub (the highest Cadre in spiritual pivot of Allah, the dear One of Allah, the divine Ghous, the Candle of light, the Mentor of the mentors, the Leader of the leaders, Al-Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani had come. He Kicked me and said “BEING MY DECIPLE YOU DIED WITHOUT REPENTING! GET UP AND REPENT”. Therefore, the soul re-entered my body so that I could repent. After saying this the lover asked for forgiveness of his sins and started reciting the Kalima-e-Pak. Suddenly, his head went on one side and he died.
Raza will die with his faith alive. If your mercy is with he ‘O, Ghous.
Congratulation to the lovers and deciples of Huzoor Ghous-e-Pak that the King of Baghdad has said : “My deciple no matter how sinful he is, will not die till the time he does not repent”. (Al Akhbaar-ul-Akhyaar)
Even if someone calls me notorious it will be casually. That notorious beggar of your’s.
The Hearts Are In The Fist
Hazrat-e-Sayyed-e-na Umar bin Bazzaz has stated, one on a Friday I was going towards Jam’I Mosque along with Huzoor Ghous-e-Pak, a thought came in my heart that it is strange that whenever I go to the mosque on Friday with my Mentor people gather around either to say salaam or to shake hands and it becomes difficult to pass through them, but today no one is even looking. As soon as this thought came in my heart Huzoor Ghous-e-Pak looked towards me and smiled and then, what happened was! People started leaping quickly to shake hands with the Lord of Baghdad. There were so many people that there was a huge crowd between me and my merciful Mentor. I thought in my heart that it was much better before. As soon as this thought came in my heart He told: ” O UMAR! YOU WERE THE ONE WHO WANTED THE CROWD, DON’T YOU KNOW THAT THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE ARE IN MY FIST, IF WANT I CAN PULL THEIR HEARTS TOWARDS ME AND IF I WANT I CAN PUSH THEM AWAY FROM ME”. (Zubda-tul-Aasar)
Allah gave You the keys to the hearts something. That this heart becomes the treasure of Your Love.
‘O, Ghous Help
Hazrat-e-Bishr Qarazi narrates that I was travelling with a group of traders along with fourteen camels carrying sugar. We stopped for the night in a dangerous jungle. In the early hours of the night my four loaded camels disappeared, which were not found even after a lot of search. The group also departed. The camel driver stayed back with me . In the morning I suddenly remembered that my Mentor, The King of Baghdad Huzoor Ghous-e-Pak had told me that whenever you get stuck in any problem then call me (my name), Allah willing that problem will be solved, hence I requested this way: YA SHAIKH ABDUL QADIR! MY CAMELS ARE LOST. All of sudden I saw a saintly man dressed in white clothes on a sand dune towards east, who was signaling me to come to him. As soon as I along with my camel driver reached over there the saintly Man disappeared from vision. We were strangely looking here and there when we suddenly spotted those four lost camels sitting under the sand dune. Then what happened was that we caught the camels and re-joined the group. When Sayyed-e-na Shaikh Ab-ul-Hasan Ali Khabbaz was told the incident of the lost camels He said that Hazrat-e-Shaikh Ab-ul- Qassim has said that I have heard Sayyed-e-na Shaikh Muhi-ud-Din Abdul Qadir Jilani saying:
“THE ONE WHO CRIES OUT FOR MY HELP DURING SOME PROBLEM, THE PROBLEM GETS SOLVED, THE ONE WHO CALLS OUT MY NAME IN ANY HARDSHIP, THAT HARDSHIP; GETS DISMISSED, THE ONE WHO USED ME AS A SOURCE TO ASK ALLAH FOR SOME NEED, IT WILL BE FUFILLED. THE PERSON WHO PRAYES TWO RAK’AT OF NAFL AND IN EACH RAK’AT AFTER SURAH FATIHA RECITIES SURAH IKHLAS ELEVEN TIMES, AFTER SAYING SALAAM i.e AFTER FINISHING THE PRAYER, SENDS DUROOD-O-SALAAM ON THE KING OF MADEENAH AND THEN WALKS A DISTANCE OF ELEVEN STEPS TOWARDS BAGHDAD SHAREEF AND CALLS OUT MY NAME AND PRESENTS HIS NEED, ALLAH WILLING, THAT NEED WILL BE FULFILLED’.
Why should I go from door to door when I have a mentor like You. I received every thing from you ‘O, Ghous-e-Azam Dastgir.
Dear Islamic Brethern! It is possible that in someone’s mind a thought may arise that we should only ask Allah for any help and no one else, because when Allah is the One who helps then why should we ask anyone else for help? The answer to this is that this is the way he makes an unknown number of people go astray. When Allah has not refrained from asking for help from someone else then how can someone get the right of saying that don’t ask for help from anyone but Allah. Look in the Holy Quran, where Allah has in various verses allowed asking for help from someone else, but even though being the Omnipotent in every way,. He has asked for help from His beings. Therefore it is stated: Translation: If you will help the religion of Allah, Allah will help you. (Part-26, Sura: Muhammad)
Hazrat-e-Sayyed-e-na Issa Rooh-hul-lah while asking for help from His desciples states: Translation: Issa son of Maryam has said to his desciples, who may help me being towards Allah? The desciples said, we are the helpers of the religion of Allah”. (Part-28 Sura: Al-Saff)
When Hazrat-e-Sayyed-e-na Moosa Kalee-mul-lah was ordered to go to Fir’on for preaching, He asked for the help of a human being and requested Allah: Translation: And make a minister for me from my family (He) May brother Haroon. Strengthen may loin by him. (Part-16 Verses-29 to 31)
Allah has stated in another place: Translation: Then undoubtedly, Allah is his helper, and Gibrael and the righteous believers and after that the angels are his helpers. (Part-28 Sura: Al-Tahrim)
Dear Islamic Brethern! Did you see? The Holy Quran very openly, in clear words, announces that Allah is the Sustainer, but by the grace of Allah even Gibrael Amin and the dear ones of Allah (the Prophets ) and the Saints and even the angels are the ones who help. Now, Allah willing, this satanic thought that no one can help except for Allah, would be demolished from its roots. The interesting thing is that the ones who migrated to Madeenah-e-Munawwarah from Macca-e-Moazzamah are called Refugee (muhajir) and the ones who helped them are called Ansaar and every sensible person knows that the meaning of the word Ansaar is the helper. (May Allah influence the hearts with my words.)
Now may be the satan might put this evil thought in the heart that it is alright to ask for help from those who are alive but after their death you should not ask them for help. If you carefully study the following verse and the topic after it then Allah willing this satanic thought will be uprooted from its roots. It is stated: Translation: And say not those who are killed in the path of Allah as dead; but they are alive yes, you are unaware. (Part-2 Sura: Al-Baqara)
It is proved by the Holy Quran that the ones martyred are alive. Now if these people are accepted as being alive who were killed by an iron sword in the path of Allah, then what are you going to say about the Prophets, but about the Leader of the Prophets Muhammad-e-Mustafa? It is stated in ROO-HUL-BAYAN that those people who died by the sword of the love of Allah are also included in this (meaning even they are alive like the ones martyred). Anyway, the Prophets are the Saints are alive, and we don’t ask for help from the dead but from the ones alive and by the grace of Allah we accept them as the ones who fulfill the needs of the needy and the ones who help in the troubled times. Indeed, without Allah’s bestowal no Prophet or Saint can neither give anything as small as t he smallest thing (particle atom) to anyone nor can they provide any sort of help. Sayyed-e-na Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa has, while requesting for help from the Holy Prophet, requested in QASEEDA-E-NOMAN: Which means that ‘O, the One better than humans and jinns, and the One who is the treasure of the Bounty of Allah Please also give me from what Allah has bestowed on You and how Allah has satisfied you.
You also make me satisfied. I am a candidate of Your shower of generosity. There is no one for Abu Hanifa in the entire creation except you.
Sayyed-e-na Imam Sharaf-ud-Din Busairi has requested for help from the Lord of Madeenah in the famous QASEEDA-E-BURDA by requesting: The One better than all creations, there is no one of mine except for You. The One whose shelter I can take in the time of trouble
Imdad-ullah Muhajir Makki has requested in NAALA-E-IMDAD: I am sleeping day and night on the pillow of sins. Wake me up from the dream of ignorance Ya Rasool Allah.
Hazrat-e-Shah Wali-ullah Muhaddis Dehlawi has written about the grand supremacy of Ghous-e-Pak that: That is Sheikh Mohi-ud-din Abdul Qadir Jilani, therefore says that even in His Grave Sharif he has authority like the ones alive.
By Shaykh Sohail