Ekisvi Sharif – Dhu’l Qi’dah 1439 – August 2018

Ekisvi Sharif : 21st  Dhu’l-Qi’dah 1439H
This approx on: Saturday 4th August 2018
(Depending on Lunar date of your country).
On every twenty-first of the Lunar Month in Ajmer Sharif, at the Shrine of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) a  highly inspiring programme of Fathia-e- Hazrat Imaam -E-Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) is celebrated at a specific demise at the shrine in Ajmer Sharif Dargah. This is called “Ekisvi Sharif” (Meaning 21th).
** Who was Hazrath (His Eminence) Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) ??? ***
Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ; 13th Rajab, 22 or 16 BH – 21st Ramaḍān, 40 AH; was the cousin and son-in-law of the final prophet Muhammad (PBUT), ruling over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. A son of Abu Talib, Hazrath Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) was also the first male convert to Islam. Sufis consider Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) the fourth and final of the Rashideen (Rightly guided Caliphs).
His father was Abu Talib and his mother was Fatima bint Asad, but he was raised in the household of Prophet Muhammad (PBUT), who themselves were raised by Abu Talib, Muhammad’s (PBUT) uncle, and Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu)’s father.
When prophet Muhammad (PBUT) reported receiving a divine revelation, Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) was the first male to accept his message, dedicating his life to the cause of Islam.
Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) migrated to Medina shortly after Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) did. Once there Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) told Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) that God had ordered him to give his daughter, Fatimah, to Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) in marriage.
Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah-Wajhu) was appointed Caliph by the Companions (the Sahaba) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) in Medina after the assassination of the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan.

 

Coming to Ajmer Sharif ?


If you, or your loved one’s are intending to come to Ajmer Sharif for Ziarat (Pilgrimage) then please contact us on the details below, so we can assist you in every way we can, to make your Pilgrimage swift, peaceful, effective, blessed & prosperous!
If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee ,Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.
Also in the Mosque inside Darbar Sharif we can arrange for Dua-e -karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa,Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .
We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) and Chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif Dargah Administration also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”.
The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food, clothes for the poor Guests.

You can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,
please contact: Peer Sahib on :
0091 982 917 2652 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9983 3484 28 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9828111592 (Whats App Enabled)
0091 978 364 6668 (Whats App Enabled)
Email:[email protected] or [email protected] or
[email protected]
Alternatively you can visit our website:
http://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com
http://www.khwajamoinuddinchishty.com
http://www.ajmerkhwaja.com
http://www.kgn-sanjari.com … (Details of Fathia & various Sufi Dargah’s in the world)
Blog: https://www.khwajagharibnawaz.org

Donations for Ajmer sharif can now be safely taken online. This is the most secure & accountable system we have established. The link Below will take you to our main webpage where you can donate safely via Paypal platform.
https://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com/donations/
For further information on work for Humanity & Charitable causes administered by Ajmer Sharif please visit link below:
Humanity and Charitable causes
Terms & Conditions apply

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Devotees in the UK & Western World can now deposit donations via :

Lloyd’s bank

Account Name: Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)

Sort Code: 30-65-22

Account: 80607960

Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India) is a registered Charity in England & Wales, Reg No: 1176945

Important Qurbani message from Ajmer sharif

The festive Eid-ul-Adaha is upon us very soon.

Eid al-Adha 2018, will begin approximately in  the evening of Tuesday 21 August and ends in the evening of Saturday 25 August.

Dates may vary ( Dependant on Lunar Date of your country).

Therefore we urge all to give their Qurbanies via Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Therefore incur great divine blessings from prayers of the poor who will benefit from the Qurbani.   We further like to inform you that in India, Qurbani rate is one of the lowest in the world thus, more reasons to donate you Qurbani via Ajmer Sharif.

Eample: Goat £30.00; Buffalo /Cow  £80- £100

Please be aware of TV channels and collections in Majids for Qurbani in Ajmer Sharif Dargah. This money simply does not get to us at all. So please be cautious and wise up, during any such donations or offerings.

 

Remember Qurbani Donated/Offered via Ajmer sharif is distributed amongst masses in Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

We pray that Allah (SWT) accept your Qurbani and thus bestow blessings upon you and your family .. Ameen! Sum Ameen!

When ever you contribute towards Qurbani in Ajmer Sharif, please ensure you send your money on our official and endorsed staff names

1 Mr Nisar Mohamed

2 Mr kabir Mohamed

3) Mr Saif Ali Khan

 

Alternatively:

Devotees in the UK & Western World can now deposit donations via :

Lloyd’s bank plc-UK.

Account Name: Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)

Sort Code: 30-65-22

Account: 80607960

‘Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)’ is a registered Charity in England & Wales, Reg No: 1176945

 

Haji Peer Syed Farough Ahmed Chishty Niazi
Chief Moallim & Gaddi Nashin Ajmer Sharif Dargah – India.

Tel 0091 982 917 2652
Email : [email protected]
www.ajmergharibnawaz.com

The relevance of Qurbani during Eid-ul Adha 1439 Hijri (2018)

-Q U R B A N I –
Every Eid ul-Adha, when we order our Qurbani, it is important to remember the story of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and why his sacrifice continues to be relevant for us today.

Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) did not have children and throughout his prophet hood, he desperately longed for a son. After much prayer, Allah (SWT) granted him a baby boy named Isma’eel and the joy was overwhelming.

Some years passed and Isma’eel had grown into a wonderful young boy whom his father was very fond of. But Ibrahim (AS) was plagued by a repeat vision, in which he was commanded by Allah (SWT) to sacrifice his only son.
The magnitude of his anguish cannot be fathomed. It stirred fear and trembling in his heart. What would Ibrahim (AS) choose? Love of God or love of his only son?
Clearly troubled, he decided to consult his son.
“O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am offering you in sacrifice to Allah (SWT), so what do you think?” The ever obedient Isma’eel replied: “O my father! Do that which you are commanded Insha’Allah, you shall find me of the patient.” (As-Saffat: 102) When both father and son proceeded to the place of sacrifice, the devil attempted to divert them on three occasions. However, Ibrahim (AS) threw stones at the devil and remained steadfast.
When they had both submitted themselves to the Will of Allah (SWT) the Quran recounts how the story then unfolded: “O Ibrahim! You have fulfilled the vision!” Verily! Thus do We reward those who perform good deeds, totally for Allah’s sake. Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial and We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (a Ram) and left him thus to be remembered among later generations.” (As-Saffat: 104-108)
Due to the firm faith of both father and son, Isma’eel was replaced by a Ram and his life was spared by Allah. In this story we must therefore remember that Eid ul-Adha is not just a celebration, but the remembrance of one of the greatest sacrifices in history.
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Contribute your Qurbani of Eid-ul-Adah in Ajmer Sharif Dargah, where the Qurbani will be responsibly shared amongst the needy.

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Coming to Ajmer Sharif ?


If you, or your loved one’s are intending to come to Ajmer Sharif for Ziarat (Pilgrimage) then please contact us on the details below, so we can assist you in every way we can, to make your Pilgrimage swift, peaceful, effective, blessed & prosperous!
If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee ,Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.
Also in the Mosque inside Darbar Sharif we can arrange for Dua-e -karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa,Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .
We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) and Chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif Dargah Administration also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”.
The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food, clothes for the poor Guests.

You can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,
please contact: Peer Sahib on :
0091 982 917 2652 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9983 3484 28 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9828111592 (Whats App Enabled)
0091 978 364 6668 (Whats App Enabled)
Email:[email protected] or [email protected] or
[email protected]
Alternatively you can visit our website:
http://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com
http://www.khwajamoinuddinchishty.com
http://www.ajmerkhwaja.com
http://www.kgn-sanjari.com … (Details of Fathia & various Sufi Dargah’s in the world)
Blog: https://www.khwajagharibnawaz.org

Donations for Ajmer sharif can now be safely taken online. This is the most secure & accountable system we have established. The link Below will take you to our main webpage where you can donate safely via Paypal platform.
https://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com/donations/
For further information on work for Humanity & Charitable causes administered by Ajmer Sharif please visit link below:
Humanity and Charitable causes
Terms & Conditions apply

*****************

Devotees & faithful in the UK & Western World can now deposit donations, Qurbani etc, via :

Lloyd’s bank plc -UK.

Account Name: Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)

Sort Code: 30-65-22

Account: 80607960

‘Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)’ is a registered Charity in England & Wales, Reg No: 1176945

The Significance of prayer.

 

When  we are sorry and sad, or when we undergo some hardship, or when we suffer some loss, or when we are bereaved or deprived of some comfort, or when we are sick, or when we are in search of some solution to some problem confronting us, we like to open our heart and confide our burden to someone, whom we think of as our well-wisher, or as one who is capable of solving our difficulty, or as one, who can console us and extend to us his sympathy.

We feel in our life minor disappointments, frustrations, and vexations, which by no standard can be assessed, judged, pronounced or termed as crises.

A crisis in life leads us to believe that in order to overcome the crisis, we should think and act wisely.

Any wrong step at the crucial moment will be unwise. It is necessary, hence, that we should be willing and prepared to readjust our thinking, move of behaviour and style of functioning.

This means that we must act in a different way, and do something different from what we were doing before.

In order to break the knot of difficulty and in order to overcome the besetting storm it  is imperative and necessary that we should, in all earnestness, give up the old ways of living, change the trend of thinking, the mode of acting, the style of functioning and the mode of behaviour.

The world is, indeed, a place of suffering. It is said to be a valley of tears. It is a place where misery looms large and where moans, groans and shrieks are heard. It is an abode of trials and tribulations.

We are tired travellers in this world. We know that pain and suffering are in store for us. Dismay, despair, defeat, frustration, censure, abuse, persecution and harassment await us in the journey of life.

Life to a mystic is like climbing a mountain. To climb a mountain means that one has to face many hardships, bear many troubles, and undergo many rigours. On the way, there are many and varied, narrow and rough paths. There are shades to be met with, of course, but they are slippery.

The glimpse of awful crevasses is heart-rendering. The terrible storms are terrifying. The biting cold is dangerous. The bewildering fog and the darkness accompanying it, is undoubtedly, very discouraging.

But the mystic, like an apt mountaineer, experiences all of them, and is happy and content to do so.

In the journey of life, we have to walk on thorns. Everybody has his own thorns, and everybody has his own thistles.

How can the thorns be turned into roses, that is the problem.

The men of the world adopt worldly means, but the mystics do not rely upon worldly means. They take to prayer. They pray for themselves and they pray for others.

What is prayer? Prayer is the intercourse of human souls with God. Prayer is our private talk with God. In prayer, we confide our secret to God and implore and seek His Assistance.

The mystics treat prayer as a means of giving new life-varied and abundant, affording ample and infinite opportunity of self-development.

  It is in prayer, that we are close to God. We place our worries and cares at the feet of our Master.

By seeking and receiving Divine Energy and Grace, we put a new living zest in life, which slowly, but surely, transforms and changes us.

Any progress made in prayer marks a milestone in our onward march towards the increased closeness with God and increased perfection towards love.

God speaks to man in different ways. He speaks through intuition and inspiration. He speaks through revelations. He speaks through nature.

We, in prayer, pour out our heart to Him. Prayer is the opening of the heart to God.

Prayer is the title of the book of solutions. It is a preface to the book of Good Living. It is a student’s preparation for his examination. It is as soldiers wearing arms for the battle.

 

Prayer has been defined by H.More as:

  “Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul.”

 

The Sufi mystics hold that an individual should ceaselessly and constantly pray, so much so that life may itself become a perennial prayer. The reason they give is that an individual is ever in want. His wants make his life a constant want. Such being life, we should ever pray.

According to the Sufi mystics, God is interested in the sincerity of prayer and not in anything else. Prayer may be in the nature of an oratory filled with the choicest words, like a ring studded with mine precious gems. God does not look at the length of our prayer nor at the dimensions of prayer, nor at the method or system of our prayer but as I have said, at the sincerity with which the prayer is offered.

There are four types or degrees of prayer. Firstly, there is the ordinary prayer, secondly, there is the mental prayer which we call meditation. Thirdly, there are the immediate acts, and fourthly, there is the simplicity. In the prayer of simplicity the depths of the unconscious are opened to God.

The Sufi mystics hold and affirm and declare that God is omnipotent and Omnipresent. He knows all things and He hears all things. He is continuously, constantly, vigilantly and ceaselessly working for His Creation. We are nothing but small, insignificant half-grown spirits.

The Grace Abounding of God Almighty is, in fact, creating, guiding, illuminating, teaching and inspiring us.

A Sufi mystic as a person who prays, serves as a link, a wire, and connection between the Grace of God.

   A Sufi mystic has surrendered himself to God without strings. He is thus capable of working on a supernatural level, for he imbibes and transmits the saving and enabling love,  the will, and the emotional drive. He can, undoubtedly, by his prayer and love and concern, change and transform another person in to a better mould, and take him up and lift him into a different atmosphere, which is, indeed God’s atmosphere.

The prophets have prayed.

Prophet Adam prayed thus:

 O our Lord! We have wronged ourselves and if thou dost not forgive us and have mercy on us, we shall surely be of those who are lost.”

Prophet Abraham Prayed:

   “Lord! receive it from us, verily, Thou art hearing and dost know, Lord! and make us too, resigned unto Thee, and of our seed also a nation resigned unto Thee, and show us our rites, and turn towards us, verily, Thou art easy to be turned and merciful. Lord! and send them an apostle from amongst themselves to read to them They signs and teach them the Book and wisdom, and to purify them, verily, Thou are the mighty and the wise.”

Prophet Job submitted on his Lord:

      “As for me, harm has touched me, but Thou art the most merciful of the merciful ones.”

And Prophet Dhu’nnu submitted thus:

 

           “There is no god but Thou, celebrated by Thy praise! Verily, I was of the evil doers!”

 

And Prophet Zakariah prayed:

             “O Lord! leave me not alone; for Thou art the best of heirs.”

 

The Sufi mystics lead a life of Union. The purified soul of the mystic is a reward for his self-abandonment. The glowing and glaring new beauty and reality have given him fullness of life and a creative quality, which is developed further by way of suffering and prayer.

He, at last, finds himself so sunk, so united and penetrated in Divine life and Divine beauty that he comes to lead this type of life with freedom, easy in originality and simplicity.

The mystics are fond of this metaphor:

                    “I live in the ocean of God, as a fish in the sea.”

 

By this, they mean a life of full satisfaction, of deepest desires, a life of expansion of man’s spiritual possibilities, a life of union and a life of conscious abiding in God.

Mystical life, in fact, is a life of contemplation, meditation and of prayer. Meditation is continuous and constitutes prayer.

Courage, devotion and single mindedness have their own reward. They constitute a training in detachment. The power of the mystic grows with concentration. Lord Shri Ram says thus:

         ” ….life means happiness to those who have found peace in the knowledge of reality.”

It means that the hotel life level, with its attendant comforts and conveniences, should be renounced and we should set our face, instead, towards detachment, not for personal ambition and joy, but driven by the inward urge towards perfection, and austere reality.

 

Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon them) stresses the importance of remembrance of God in these words:

 

  ” There is a polish for everything that taketh away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.”

He enjoins us:

 

   ” Pray to God morning and evening. and employ the day in your avocations.”

The Holy Prophet prayed thus:

 

   ” O Lord! keep me alive a poor man, and let me die poor; and raise me amongst the poor.”

Once the prophet prayed thus:

 

   “O Lord! Grant to me the love of Thee; grant that I love those that love Thee; grant that I may do the deeds that win Thy love; make Thy love dearer to me than self, family or wealth.”

 

Guru Nanak Ji enumerates the five prayers and lays down:

 

 ” There are five prayers, five times for prayers and five names of them.

The first should be truth,

The second what is right,

The third charity in God’s name,

The fourth good intentions,

The fifth the praise and glory of God.”

 

He has offered his prayer in these words;

      ” Neither chastity nor truth nor wisdom Do I the ignorant wretch have in life O Lord! Nanak, therefore seeks humbly the refuge of those who forget Thee not”.

And he asks in his prayer:

     “Give me the mind, O dear, that forgets Thee not;

Give me the wisdom that I meditate on no one but Thee.

And I praise Thee with every breath,

And seek no other but the Guru’s refuge, O dear.”

On another occasion he prayed thus:

 

“Powerless am I, O Lord, to describe what Thy Excellence be,  Sacrifice am I a myraid times to Thee,

That what pleaseth Thee is the only good done, O, Thou eternal! the formless one.”

 

Prayer may be in the nature of adoration, supplication or invocation.

In prayer, we open our heart to God, as we do to sincere and loving friend. In prayer, we put before God our daily needs.

Let us pray to God that He may give us fresh supplies of strength, patience, perseverance and constancy to face and overcome difficult times and trials, and also, seek and implore His Enabling Grace to perform, to the best of our ability and to the utmost of our capacity, the duties assigned to us as human beings.

In prayer, we are close to God. Prayer, in fact, takes us to God. We go to God in prayer. God does not come to us in prayer.

Family prayer or public prayer is good indeed. But we cannot minimize the importance of secret prayer, as it affords an opportunity to pour out our heart in secret before God.

In secret prayer, we avail ourselves of an opportunity afforded to us to pray in seclusion. When we offer secret prayer, then the soul is free from excitement and the surrounding influences. Secret prayer offered calmly, but fervently, will reach God. The clam and simple faith enables the soul to have communion with God.

To a mystic, prayer is a privilege, and communion with God is a source of great joy.

The question arises as how to pray. When we offer prayer. we should hope and expect that God is hearing with attention our prayer; and that He will, without an iota of doubt, answer our prayer.

The door is already open. Where is the necessity of knocking at the door? We should not hesitate. Let us enter through the door and gather to our advantage the rays of Divine Grace, which is enough and sufficient to keep us in good stead, and to strengthen and sustain us in conflict with the forces of evil led by Satan. In prayer, we should express our need of help from Him, Who has promised His help to us.

In order to receive God’s blessings, it is necessary, that out heart should be open, having no doubt and fear. Let us not allow Doubt and Fear to sit in the Court of our Heart. Doubt and Fear are great enemies of Faith, and , whosoever is an enemy of Faith, how can he be a friend of the mystic?

When praying, we should have no iniquity or pride in our heart. We should not cling to any known sin.

In prayer we should approach God with spirit of dependence and helplessness, and place our wants before Him in simple, clear and short language, couched in humble trusting faith.

Let us be penitent when praying. Faith, of course, is an important element of prevailing prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ directed his disciples;

    “Whatsoever things you desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.”

Sincere prayer brings us close to the mind of the infinite.

When praying, let us realize that His Hand , bestowing Grace and Blessings, is upon us in love abounding and pitying tenderness. Let us also feel His visible touch.

In order to grow in faith and experience we should ever pray. In order to receive what we want to get, we should exhibit perseverance in prayer. We should wait and watch.

Peter exhorts believers to be

 

   “Sober and watch unto prayer”.

Saint Paul directs:

     “In the evening, by prayers and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God.”

Whatever we want to get for ourselves, we should be prepared to give the same to others. Suppose we want to be forgiven, we must then forgive others for their mistakes of omission and commission. In case, we ask mercy and kindness, we should exhibit the spirit of toleration, love and forgiveness in our heart.

We should avoid any selfish motive in prayer. We should pray for ourselves. We should pray for others too. We should pray for humanity at large.

Prayer to be comprehensive should not be one sided. In placing before God our wants and our requirements, we should also praise Him for His Grace, Mercy and Blessings, and thank Him for the fondness, that we have been receiving from Him.

Praise and prayer go together.

In prayer we may place before God our problems, our joys, our sorrows, and our dreams and our devotions, our cares and our worries.

When praying it is better to say:

    “In the name of and for the sake of Thy loving friends, grant my prayer.”

Lord Jesus Christ refers to this aspect of prayer in these words:

    “Ye shall ask in my name, and I say unto you, that I will pray to the Father for you, for the Father himself  loveth you.”

On another occasion he said :

“I have chosen you that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, He may give it to you.”

When should we pray? There is not fixed time for prayer. Pray whenever you like. Pray at any place you like. Pray at any time you like. Pray for yourself if you like. Pray for others if you like.

A prayer which is offered for another person in his absence, is soon accepted.

It is better if you pray at the time of sunrise, or at the time of sunset, or after midnight, say between there and five in the morning. We may also, pray in the stillness of the night.

It is not wise to pray all the time, ignoring the worldly duties assigned to us. We need to retire to a mountain or a cave. We should be in the sunshine of life and pray. It is better if we take a middle course. Let us be on the mountain and in the multitude. If you pray all the time, your prayer will become a formal routine having no emotional drive.

As regards the question, where to pray, I say that every place is good for prayer. But it is better if we may pray at holy places like a mosque , a church or a temple, the tomb of some saint or at the retreat of some saint.

Prayer enables the soul to fly to God. But meditation leads the eye to see God.

The drive of devotional life should be a constant and ceaseless self-giving to God.

According to Coleridge:

   “He prayeth well who loveth well, Both man and bird and beast. He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and samll; For the dear God, who loveth us, He made and loveth all.”

Our prayer is heard Coleridge says:

  ” Saints will aid if men will call for the blue sky bends over all.”

Prayer is of great consequence. Tennyson observes thus:

   ” More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of. What are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain If knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer, Both for themselves and those who call them friends.”

If we may act foolishly and forget God in the midst of our various distractions, let us pray, in all humility and sincerity that God may not forget us.

Prayer is our privilege, giving us joy. But we should not be unmindful of the duty, which we should also perform.

 


 

This is a series of postings to come on the subject of Sufi Mysticism. The postings will give in-depth knowledge in the complete world & ultimate sphere of Sufi spirituality. The postings are enlisted in Categories : ‘Sufi’s Spirituality’ (Tasawwuf )  & in ‘Tasawwuf ‘(Path  of Mysticism).

Gyarmee Sharif in Dhu’l-Qi’dah 1439H – 2018

Gyarmee sharif this month is on 11th Dhu’l-Qi’dah 1439H

.This is approx: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Depending on Lunar date of your country.
On every 11th day of the lunar month Fathia of Ghous Pak (R.A.) is performed at holy Asthana of Hazrat Khwaja Pak (R.A.) this is called Ghyarmee Sharif. Various religious rites are performed, recitation of Quran, Milaad Khwani, Khatme-Quadria, Langar (Feed to poor) etc.
This programme is observed in our home of Ajmer Sharif Khadim as well as at the Chilla of Piran-e-Piron a Hilly towards south of Dargah Khwaja Sahib.

    FATHIA (Tribute Prayer) HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A)
Also known as Saint of all saints.
Lectures on life and teachings of Hazrat Ghaus-UL Azam Piran-e-Pir are delivered and tributes are paid to him at the Dargah of Ajmer Sharif.
Those who attend this function realise its solemnity and sanctity and also the benefit which they receive.
In the evening, in our homes of the Khadim, this Fathia is organised and prayers are offered for the well being of the devotees.

HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A) are the highest member of the hierarchy of Sufi Saints around whom the world revolves.

If you would like more detail in regards to Hazrat Ghous-ul-Azam (R.A). You may select link below :
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=6459A23191C13528%21227


Coming to Ajmer Sharif ?


If you, or your loved one’s are intending to come to Ajmer Sharif for Ziarat (Pilgrimage) then please contact us on the details below, so we can assist you in every way we can, to make your Pilgrimage swift, peaceful, effective, blessed & prosperous!
If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee ,Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.
Also in the Mosque inside Darbar Sharif we can arrange for Dua-e -karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa,Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .
We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) and Chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif Dargah Administration also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”.
The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food, clothes for the poor Guests.

You can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,
please contact: Peer Sahib on :
0091 982 917 2652 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9983 3484 28 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9828111592 (Whats App Enabled)
0091 978 364 6668 (Whats App Enabled)
Email:[email protected] or [email protected] or
[email protected]
Alternatively you can visit our website:
http://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com
http://www.khwajamoinuddinchishty.com
http://www.ajmerkhwaja.com
http://www.kgn-sanjari.com … (Details of Fathia & various Sufi Dargah’s in the world)
Blog: https://www.khwajagharibnawaz.org

Donations for Ajmer sharif can now be safely taken online. This is the most secure & accountable system we have established. The link Below will take you to our main webpage where you can donate safely via Paypal platform.
https://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com/donations/
For further information on work for Humanity & Charitable causes administered by Ajmer Sharif please visit link below:
Humanity and Charitable causes
Terms & Conditions apply

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Devotees in the UK & Western World can now deposit donations via :

Lloyd’s bank

Account Name: Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)

Sort Code: 30-65-22

Account: 80607960

‘Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)’ is a registered Charity in England & Wales, Reg No: 1176945

Ajmer Sharif Dargah Chief Moallim and Gaddi Nashin arrive in UK.

Khwaja Peer Syed Azhar Chishty, Chief Moallim & Gaddi Nashin (key Holder & Caretaker) of Ajmer Sharif Dargah India,have arrived in the UK . Their personal number in the Country will be : 07440459755 & 07835828496. They will be visiting Birmingham, Bradford, Please contact given number for further details.

Khwaja Peer Syed Azhar Chishty,
Gaddi-Nashin & Chief Moallim of Ajmer Sharif
Ahmedabad House, PO BOX 6, Pannigran Chowk, Dargah Sharif, Ajmer – 305001 – INDIA
TEL : 0091 978 364 6668 (WhatsApp enabled on this number)
Email:[email protected]
www.khwajamoinuddinchishty.com

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Remedy for Negative Personality, Success in Exams: Educational,Driving or any other Exam or test. Sleeping Disorder’s,Sleep walking, Nightmares,Children Behaviour Problems. Childless Woman,Skin Disorders,Pimples. Addictions,such as: Drug abuse,Alcoholics,Obesity etc…etc.. Basically any ailment that is considered unexplained by modern Medicine can achieve successful results, through prayer,Fatih Healing – Sufi Healing!…
…..Inshallah! (God Willing!)

Chattie Sharif – Dhu’l-Qi’dah 1439H

The next Chattie sharif day falls on: 6th, Dhu’l-Qi’dah 1439H , This is on Approx: Friday 20th July  2018  Depending on Lunar date of your country.
On every sixth of Lunar Month in Ajmer Sharif, the famous and highly inspiring programmes of Fathia-e- Chattie Sharif (Tribute/ Commemoration Prayer for Hz. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) is celebrated within Ahata-e-Noor in front of Begami Dalan (A specific demise at the shrine in Ajmer Sharif.
Those who attend this function realise its solemnity and sanctity and also the benefit which they receive. This program which has its own blessings starts from about 8.30 Am in the morning and continues for about an hour without any programme of Qawwali.
The programme beings with recitation of Quran proceeded with recitation of Shijra (Spiritual genealogy of Khwaja Sahib) and then with ‘Salaam’ and ends with Fathia.
prayers are offered for the well being of the devotees ,faithful & all mankind all over the world


Coming to Ajmer Sharif ?


If you, or your loved one’s are intending to come to Ajmer Sharif for Ziarat (Pilgrimage) then please contact us on the details below, so we can assist you in every way we can, to make your Pilgrimage swift, peaceful, effective, blessed & prosperous!
If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee ,Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.
Also in the Mosque inside Darbar Sharif we can arrange for Dua-e -karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa,Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .
We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) and Chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif Dargah Administration also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”.
The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food, clothes for the poor Guests.

You can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,
please contact: Peer Sahib on :
0091 982 917 2652 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9983 3484 28 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 9828111592 (Whats App Enabled)
0091 978 364 6668 (Whats App Enabled)
Email:[email protected] or khwajazafarchi[email protected] or
[email protected]
Alternatively you can visit our website:
http://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com
http://www.khwajamoinuddinchishty.com
http://www.ajmerkhwaja.com
http://www.kgn-sanjari.com … (Details of Fathia & various Sufi Dargah’s in the world)
Blog: https://www.khwajagharibnawaz.org

Donations for Ajmer sharif can now be safely taken online. This is the most secure & accountable system we have established. The link Below will take you to our main webpage where you can donate safely via Paypal platform.
https://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com/donations/
For further information on work for Humanity & Charitable causes administered by Ajmer Sharif please visit link below:
Humanity and Charitable causes
Terms & Conditions apply

*****************

Devotees in the UK & Western World can now deposit donations via :

Lloyd’s bank

Account Name: Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)

Sort Code: 30-65-22

Account: 80607960

Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India) is a registered Charity in England & Wales, Reg No: 1176945

Panjvi Sharif, 5th  Dhu’l-Qi’dah  1439 Hijri

Panjvi sharif is on 5th  Dhu’l-Qi’dah  1439 Hijri

This approx on:Thursday 19th July  2018
(Dates may vary – Depending on Lunar date of your country).
This Fathia (Tribute / Commemoration prayer) of Hazrath Usman – E- Harooni (R.A) takes place on every Fifth of Lunar Month in Ajmer Sharif.
This event is known as “Panjvie Sharif”. (The 5th)

Hazrat Usman- e – Harooni (R.A) (526-617 AH) were an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Haji Shareef Zandani (R.A), fourteenth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master Peer-o-Murshid of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A).


Coming to Ajmer Sharif ?


If you, or your loved one’s are intending to come to Ajmer Sharif for Ziarat (Pilgrimage) then please contact us on the details below, so we can assist you in every way we can, to make your Pilgrimage swift, peaceful, effective, blessed & prosperous!
If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee ,Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.
Also in the Mosque inside Darbar Sharif we can arrange for Dua-e -karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa,Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .
We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif of Hazrat  Moinuddin Chishty(R.A)  and Chadder (Shrowd) for Mazar Sharif or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif Dargah Administration also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”.
The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food, clothes for the poor Guests. Also provided are tickets for trains & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif. Since they are treated as the Guest’s of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty  (R.A).
   You can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,
please contact: Peer Sahib on :
0091 982 917 2652 (Whats App Enabled) or
0091 99833 48428 or 
0091 982 8111  592 (Whats App Enabled)
0091 978 364 6668  (Whats App Enabled)
Email:[email protected]  or [email protected] or
[email protected]
Alternatively you can visit our website:
http://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com
http://www.khwajamoinuddinchishty.com
http://www.ajmerkhwaja.com
http://www.kgn-sanjari.com  … (Details of Fathia & various Sufi Dargah’s in the world)
Blog: https://www.khwajagharibnawaz.org

 

Donations for Ajmer sharif can now be safely taken online. This is the most secure & accountable system we have established. The link Below will take you to our main webpage where you can donate safely via Paypal platform.
https://www.ajmergharibnawaz.com/donations/

Devotees in the UK & Western World can now deposit donations via :

Lloyd’s bank

Account Name: Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)

Sort Code: 30-65-22

Account: 80607960

Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India) is a registered Charity in England & Wales, Reg No: 1176945

For further information on work for Humanity & Charitable causes administered by Ajmer Sharif please visit link below:
Humanity and Charitable causes
Terms & Conditions apply

 

 

 

 

Dhul al-Qidah 1439 Hijri ;2018

 

Dhu’l-Qi’dahDhu’l-Qa’dah, or alternatively Zulqida ‎, also transliterated Ḏū l-Qaʿdah,  is the eleventh month in the Islamic calendar.

The important Dates during the Islamic Month of Dhul al-Qidah 1439 Hijri (2018)

01 Hazrat Imam Muhammad(RA)
02 Urs of Shdrush Shariah Maulana Amjad Ali – Ghousi(RA) India
04 Hazrat Ata Muhammad Bandyalwi  (RA)

5th Monthly Mehfil -Hazrat Khwaja Usman e Haruni (R.A)

6th Monthly -Chattie Sharif of Hzrt Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A).
09 Wisaal Hazrat Sayed Muhammed Shah Bhikaari(RA) Kakauri Sharif

11th Monthly – Ghyarmee Sharif of Hzrt Ghouse al Azam (R.A)
14 Urs of Hazrat Shah Fazlullah(RA) Kalpi Sharif
16 Hazrat Khawaja Banda Nawaz Gaisu Daraz(RA)
19 Hazrat Shah Muhammad Abdul Ghuffar(RA) Kerap Sharif India

21st Monthly – Ekisvi Sharif of Hzrt Mollah Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)
24 Hazrat Hussain Bin Mansur Hallaj(Radi Allah Anhu)
25 Hazrat Sultan Aurangzeb Alamgir(RA)
29 Urs of Hazrat Moulana Naqi Ali Khan (RA) Bareli Sharif

The Making of a Mystic

The Vital things that go to make a mystic.

You may have heard the controversy about the poet. Some say that a poet is born. There are others, however, who assert that a poet is made. It does not matter much, whether a poet is born or a poet is made, he is a poet still. The same or rather similar controversy ranges round the mystic. Some say that a mystic is born, others say that a mystic is made. In other words, the question is whether it is a gift, or an acquisition. All gifts come unasked for. To acquire a thing means and implies to depend or to rely upon one’s own labour.

Instead of delving deep into this controversy, it is better to say that in the making of mystic Divine Grace and personal effort do count a great deal. Without Divine Grace, it is difficult to be constant and firm.

A humble Mystic despite his limited knowledge and resources, cherishes hopes of a big and bright future. And he is in a way right, for the simple reason that, he comes to possess both the urge to the pursuit of truth, and the spirit of endeavour, struggle, sharing and sacrifice.

He is aware of the role, played by those in search of truth, and he is alive to the contributions made by the segment of the mystic fraternity. He responds in his own way.

He makes optimum use of optimism. The optimism enables him to utilize the available resources for quick and speedy moral and spiritual growth.

Knowledge leads him to the fountain of Bliss. The Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon them) has enjoyed the acquisition of knowledge in these words:

“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”

As regards the importance of knowledge, he lays down thus:

“The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of martyr.”

Mysticism is essentially practical in nature. It cannot be learnt in any institution, whether it be a school, college or university. How will you explain white to a person, who has not seen the colour white. You may give any number of definitions. You may explain it at length. But your definitions and description will not carry sense to the person who has not seen white colour. But, once you show him the white colour, he will be convinced. There will be no room left, then, for discussion.

Let me give another example. There is a person who has not tasted sugar. He asks you as to what the taste of sugar is. You begin to describe it to him. When you say that it is sweet, he asks you what is sweet. Then you say that it is not saltish. He does not understand even them. To end the discussion, you just give him a teaspoon full of sugar. He tastes it. And then you ask him as to what is the taste of sugar. He cannot explain it, though, after tasting sugar, he knows the taste of sugar. Demonstration is better than discussion.

Mysticism is best learnt in the company, and in the service of a spiritual guide and teacher who leads and guides spiritual disciples. His word is law to the disciples.

There are two types of people in the world. Their outlook is different from one another. Their approach to the problems of everyday life is different. They look at the world from two different points of view. There is a person to whom the world is a comedy and there is another person to whom the world is a tragedy.

The world is not a multi-storied building. It is one storied and neither is it complex nor complicated. It is a one storied building, which is simple, and having no mystery about it. It is the outlook of the person which counts. What you think of the world, that the world becomes for you.

Only those enjoy inner joy, inward peace, and inner harmony, who lead a positive type of life. They invite misery, who have a negative approach to life. 

The fruits and flowers of mysticism are the best gifts that history has offered to mankind.

The mystical ideals placed before mankind have conferred upon them the invaluable virtues or gifts of charity, devotion, trust in God, patience, perseverance, fortitude, constancy, bravery, courage, hope, belief and faith.

The Doctrine of Grace, though apparently simple, is powerful in its effects. The recipient of Grace comes to acquire a state, which may be termed as fixed, definite, invincible, everlasting and permanent.

The mystics share among themselves, a similar fundamental identical spirit of piety, purity, charity, hospitality, sacrifice, service and self-surrender. This is the spirit with which, those, who are favoured with Grace are animated and inspired.

The inner state of love, humbleness, meekness, kindness, humility, faith, trust in God, extinction of self, and concern for the welfare of others is peculiar to the condition of the soul of a person, who has received the gift of Grace.

 

The Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon them) was asked as to what was best in man. He replied:

“An amiable disposition.”

“When you speak, speak the truth; perform your promise; discharge your trust; commit not fornication; be chaste; have no impure desires; withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad……”

And,

 “The best of God’s servants are those who, when seen, remind one of God, and the worst of God’s servants are those, who carry talks about to do mischief, and separate friends and seek for the defects of God.”

Once the Prophet was asked:

“What actions are most excellent?”

He replied:

“To gladden the heart of human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.”

The Holy Lord Jesus Christ says thus:

“Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into fire. Therefore, by their fruits. ye shall know them.”

He distinguishes the good man from the bad man thus:

  “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil; for of the abdundance of heart, the mouth speaketh.”

To be a mystic, it is necessary that passions should be controlled and subdued. To overcome passions is to win the battle of life. Lord Buddha says:

” When a tree is burning with fierce flames, how can the birds congregate therein? Truth cannot dwell where passion lives.”

A mystic is expected to be indifferent to pain and pleasure. Lord Buddha says thus:

 “The good renounce everything, The saintly speak not with craving of desire.

Touched by happiness or pain, The wise exhibit neither elation nor depression. “

Serenity of mind is a much coveted and much prized acquisition. But, serenity of mind cannot be attained without self-control. Thus says Lord Krishna:

 “The man of self-control on the other hand, moving among sensory objects, with his senses under restraint, and free from attachment and aversion, attains serenity of mind.”

The effect of serenity of mind, according to Lord Krishna is this that:

“When serenity is attained, there comes an end to all sorrows. Verily, the wisdom of the man of serene mind soon becomes steady.”

 

The life of a mystic is a hymn of praise and service of glory. The pulls and pressures do not mar his harmony. He takes them as a passing phase. He treats them as a passing phenomenon. To him, pleasure is fleeting and pain is not lasting. The mystic counts for nothing every pain, and he forgets every sorrow.

Superstitions, intolerance, bigotry, fear orthodoxy, narrow-mindedness, ignorance, of basic principles of life, hatred, malice, worry, anger and anxiety are not conducive to spiritual progress.

Fear, worry, anger and anxiety, have, in fact, ruined more lives than war, pestilence, famine, fire or flood have done at any one time. They shut the door of free flow of life forces.

Anger causes illness, and is highly detrimental. Thus says Lord Krishna:

” From anger comes delusion, which results in loss of memory. The loss of memory causes destruction of discrimination, and from the ruin of discrimination, the man perishes.”

Courage, on the other hand, has redeemed mankind. The peace of a mystic is never disturbed. If he is praised, he does not take any notice of it. If he is abused, ridiculed, persecuted, or humiliated, even then, he is smiling.

Silence and seclusion confer peace and inner harmony. It is not wise to waste time in idle chatter or frivolous talk. Seclusion has is own reward.

A mystic lives for others. He advocates change in society through humanistic approach. To live for others means and implies that one has found the means of getting infinite inspiration, courage, strength, joy and happiness.

The mystic precepts, programmes and principles, betoken an interest in better living and high thinking.

It is not only necessary to love one another, but it is also imperative to help one another.

Knowledge should be shared with those who are deprived of the wealth of knowledge. Darkness should be dispelled. Ignorance is also darkness. In such an atmosphere of jarring influences, superstitions and antisocial actions, it flourishes and thrives.

Patience is a great virtue. It is not enough to be patient with all, but it is better to be patient under all circumstances, situations and crises of life.

The folly, the rude behaviour, the mistakes of omission and commission, stupidity, barbarity, vanity and selfishness of others should not be taken seriously. They should have no impact. The people are people. They should be forgiven. Forgiveness is still a power to be reckoned with. Guru Nanak Ji says thus:

” Those who make truth their fasting, contentment their place of pilgrimage, divine knowledge and meditation their ablutions, mercy their idols, and forgiveness their rosary, are foremost in God’s favour.”

Act and fact are not to be taken into account, Love is potent and powerful enough to change and transform life.  Hope is a treasure. If it is lost, everything is lost. Hope give stimulus and serves as a pick-me-up. Hope has been termed as:

” The balm and life blood of the soul.”

 

To lose hope is to be deprived of life forces. Loss of hope implies loss of faith and loss of belief. Hope enables one to win the battle of life. Hope is an armour which shields an individual from permanent inaction. Hope is the exercise of skill to win the game of life. To the mystic, it is a perennial source of inspiration.

Meditation, if rightly conducted, is capable of giving peace and serenity, Concentration is a blessing. Intuition and inspiration are gifts.

Control of the mind requires exercise of will. Happiness itself is a state of mind and happiness depends upon the state of mind.

Lord Buddha says:

    ” Elevate the mind, and seek sincere faith with firm purpose; transgress not the rules of kindly conduct, and let your happiness depend not upon external things, but upon your own mind……”

Control of thoughts requires utmost skill. Dead thoughts, bad thoughts, and negative thoughts should be driven out and replaced by positive thoughts. Thus, thought of hatred should be replaced by thought of love, and thought of revenge should be replaced by thought of forgiveness.

Happiness is self-earned. But, who can be said to be happy? According to Lord Buddha:

 

  ” Happy is he, who has overcome selfishness; happy is he, who has attained peace, and happy is he, who has found the truth.”

Kindness is a distinguishing trait of the character of developed soul. According to the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon them):

 

” Kindness is a mark of faith and whoever hath not kindness hath not faith.”

 

The antagonistic nature in mind and heart is a deterrent to spiritual progress. Hatred and evil should be met with love and goodwill. By acting thus, the effect of evil is to a great extent neutralized. To meet hatred with hatred and to meet evil with evil is to fortify and strengthen the forces of evil, and to intensify its effect.

Control of tongue forms part of the discipline of the way of life pursued by the mystic. It is not wise, then, to blame,condemn, criticize or abuse others. Gentle speech, the looks of friendly eyes, the sweet sonorous voice, and the love that never falters are enough to give life a magic touch.

Right use of money is a sign of developed social sense, but, love of money cannot be justified under any circumstance. Why be a slave? Why not be a master? The eminent mystic Maulana Jalal Ud-Din Rumi says:

” Break the chains, and be free, O, son! How long wilt thou be a slave to silver and gold.”

Neither do the mystics subscribe to utterly irreconcilable value-system, and nor do they operate on totally different wavelengths.

Mysticism represents the minimal effort possible in the process of man-making.

Mysticism is another name of character formation. Mysticism is regeneration of mind.

Self- Surrender implies to have no will of your own. The will to will the Will Divine is the core of mysticism.

 

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Let Love in, around, and above you, grow;

Let kindness and generosity from you flow;

Patience and courage in all situations ever show;

In forgiving and forgetting do not be slow.


This is a series of postings to come on the subject of Sufi Mysticism. The postings will give in-depth knowledge in the complete world & ultimate sphere of Sufi spirituality. The postings are enlisted in Categories : ‘Sufi’s Spirituality’ (Tasawwuf )  & in ‘Tasawwuf ‘(Path  of Mysticism).

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