Ekisvi Sharif- Dhu al-Hijjah 1439

Ekisvi Sharif : 21st Dhu al-Hijjah 1439
This approx on: Sunday 2nd September 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. 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

IBAN:
GB06LOYD30652280607960

BIC : LOYDGB21678

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

 

 

Ajmer Sharif Dargah appeal for Kerala flood relief.

 

Deadly floods and landslides have left thousands homeless. The state of Kerala is struggling with the worst flooding in almost one hundred years.

Massive floods across Kerala have killed more than 350 people and displaced more than 800,000. Flood waters have slowly receded in many areas, but we now enter the most difficult phase of recovery: when survivors return to their homes, only to find little remains. And countless families are discovering their homes have been completely destroyed by the flooding and landslides.

More than 500 families have arrived  in Ajmer Sharif Dargah from Kerala devastated districts  for assistance Financially and otherwise. These people have lost everything in the devastating floods.

Therefore, we seek urgent funds to assist these people, to regain some control and recover from the devastation they have recently experienced in their homes and Towns.

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

 

Account Details:
Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India)
Lloyds Bank -UK
Sort code :30-65-22
Account No.: 80607960

IBAN:
GB06LOYD30652280607960

BIC : LOYDGB21678

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

 

Haji Peer Syed Farough Ahmed Chishty Niazi
Gaddi Nashin (Descendant)  & Chief Moallim of Ajmer Sharif,
Ahmedabad House, PO BOX 6, Pannigran Chowk, Dargah Sharif, Ajmer – 305001 – INDIA
TEL : 0091 982 917 2652 or 0091 998 334 8428
Emails: [email protected]

 

 

URS Khalifa -Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (R.A) 1439 (2018)

URS Khalifa -Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (R.A)
Third Caliph ( 573-656 C.E )
Urs date is 18th Dhu al-Hijjah 1439
Approx :Thursday 30th August 2018
(Depending on Lunar date of your country).

Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (R.A) were one of the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w), who were given the reward of Heaven by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) in the world.
Their name was Usman bin Affan (R.A) and Their titles include “Al Ghani” (The Generous) and “Zun Noorain” (Possessor of Two Lights).
Hazrat Usman Ibn-e-Affan belonged to Banu Umayyia, clan of the Quresh. Their name as by the Patronymic traditions was Abu Amr. He belonged to a rich family of Makkah. He was borned 6 years after the incident of Amul-Feel in Taif, 573 C.E.

In the early stage of Islam he was one of the literate men both in Kuffars and Muslims. His family was one of the respectful family of Makkah. When migrated to Madinah from Makkah, he owned a well of fresh water from a Jew and gave it free to the Muslims, who were in deep trouble by absence of fresh water in the Holy city of Madinah.

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) gave him the glad tiding of Paradise upon this memorable act. He participated in all the battles of Islam with Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w). He donated a huge amount of property whenever needed by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) in the way of ALLAH and got the title of “Ghani” (One who donated his wealth in the way of ALLAH), By Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w).
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) gave his two daughters in the Nikkah of Usman (R.A). For this act he was rewarded a title of “Dhun-Norain” by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w).

Hazrat Usman (R.A) participated in many battles with Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) against the Kuffars. On 5th Hijri, he was set to detention by the Kuffars in Makkah on sending him for the prior information for reciting Hajj by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w). The Kuffars set out the rumor that they had killed Hazrat Usman (r.a) upon which Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) took an Oath by his 1,400 Companions (r.a) under the tree of Babool. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) made his left hand to the Oath as the hand of Hazrat Usman (r.a). This incident is the most popular in the history of Islam and is termed as “Oath of Rizwan (Bait-e-Rizwan).
Hazrat Usman (r.a) passed approximately 12 years of His great Caliphate after the Martyrdom of Hazrat Umar (r.a). The most important work done in His Caliphate was the rebuilding of “Masjid-e-Nabwi” He made it 3 times greater than its original shape and area.
The most beautiful work which Muslim Ummah can’t forget till the day of Judgment was publishing of the Holy Quran in the form of a book. So, in this way Quran was being presented first time in the form of a Holy Book and was sent to different countries to the Muslims.
On the 18th Dhul-Hajj, Friday 35 Hijri, when He was reciting the Holy Quran in His home in the position of Fasting, was being martyred.
He is buried in the blesses graveyard of Madina Shareef calld Janath-al-Baqia
Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w):

1. Every Prophet will have a special companion of Him in the Heaven, and my companion there will be Usman. (Ibn-e-Majah)
2. Should I not feel shame from Usman to whom the angels feel shame from. (Muslim)
3. Oh Usman!, if ALLAH some day give you this government and the hypocrites want you to put off this shirt (government) which ALLAH gave you, then you should not put it off. [Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) repeated these words three times] (Ibn-e-Majah, Tirimzi)
4. Once a funeral came in front of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) to offer Salah (funeral prayer). Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) didn’t offered the prayer of that person and went back. On being asking Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) said: He kept hatred from Usman, thus ALLAH kept hatred from him. (Mishkawt)
5. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) married his daughter Hazrat Ruqqiya (r.a) with Hazrat Usman Ghani (r.a). When she died, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) said: It is the order of ALLAH to marry her sister (Ruqqiya’s) Umm-e-Kulsoom with Usman. So Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) married her with Usman Ghani (r.a). When she died, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) said: If I would have another daughter, I would have also married her with Usman. (Mishkawt).
Khulafa-e-Rashideen (R.A)
The Companions of the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) hold the highest status in all His (S.A.W)’s Ummah. It is the belief That Great Caliphs (Khulafa-e-Rashideen (R.A) are superior to all other Sahabah Ikraam.
Khulafa-e-Rashideen means “The Rightly Guided”. They truly followed in the foot steps of Our Prophet (S.A.W) and became the successors after Him (S.A.W).
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) once said “Caliphate shall last for 30 years after me, and thereafter Kingship will be established”.
The Four main Caliphs (In Order of Caliphate) were:
Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A) (For a period of about 2 years).
Hazrat Umar-e-Farooque (R.A) (For a period of about 10 years).
Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (R.A) (For a period of about 12 years).
Hazrat Moula Ali Murtaza (R.A).(For a period of about 6 years).
Hazrat Imaam Hasan (R.A) (For a period of about 6 months , After Hazrat Ali (R.A)).

Gyarmee Sharif- Zil Hajj 1439 Hijri ,2018

Gyarmee sharif this month is on 11th   ZilHajj 1439 Hijri

.This is approx: Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th August 2018  (Thursday in Ajmer Sharif Dargah)
Dates are dependant on the  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. 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

 

Chattie Sharif – Zil Hajj 1439 Hijri -2018

The next Chattie sharif day falls on:  6th,  ZilHajj 1439  , This is  on Approx: Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th August  2018 (On Saturday in Ajmer Sharif Dargah).  Accuracy is Dependant on the 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.

 

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Qurbani orders are still being taken, Please contact any of the given details below to book your Qurbani in Ajmer sharif Dargah! 

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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

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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

Panjvi Sharif, Zil-Hajj 1439 Hijri

Panjvi sharif is on 5th  ZilHajj 1439 Hijri

This approx on:Friday 17th or On Saturday 18th August 2018   (Friday in Ajmer Sharif).
(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).

 

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Qurbani orders are still being taken, Please contact any of the given details below to book your Qurbani in Ajmer sharif Dargah! 

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

 


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

 

Tackling Tension

I Invite you again to share the sweet smell of Beauty’s rose. The gifts of unthrifty loveliness are free. Let us share them among ourselves.

I feel happy and jubilant that we have come close together once again. Community of interest, mutual love and regard and concern for each other constitute the silken cords binding us together. We share the same outlook. We hold firmly and tenaciously the same ideas and ideals and fundamental convictions about life and its problems.

We, as members of the respective Sufi orders (Silsila’s) are guided by common aspirations, dreams and devotions and a common sense of obligations.

We stand for human brotherhood and individual dignity and for the growth and dignity of human personality.  We have to remember that we have to discharge our duties and our obligations under any circumstance, even in the tough and tumble, pressure and stress and storms besetting modern life.

It is unfortunate that we have not as yet been able to give a new orientation to the classes and the masses, and have made no definite, contribution to make their life happy, jolly and gay. The mystics have, in the past, by their precept, personal example and practice, changed the tenor of life of the people. They freed them to a great extent from inner conflict, tension, worry and anxiety.

Life is a voyage on an ocean, and we are the floating vessels upon this vast ocean. A little negligence or a little carelessness will no doubt drown us. Let us follow then the law of this ocean so that we may save ourselves from being wiped out or drowned.

People find themselves in disgrace with fortune. They moan and they groan. Life to them is a fitful fever. Instead of finding a cure, treatment or solution, they want to sleep, never to get up again.

Man’s anxieties and fears have landed him in a position, where he has to strive and struggle, not only with himself, but against the environment in which he lives and moves.

We have seen and heard people saying:

“I am worried.

I am anxious.

I am not happy.

Life has no charm for me.

I have my own problems which defy solution.

To me life is a burden.

Cares and worries have robbed me of happiness.

Man is not meant to be a victim of adverse circumstances.”

 

According to Epictetus:

  ” If a man is unhappy, this must be his own fault, for God made all men to be happy”

It is true that we are prone to melancholy. Omar Khayyam in one of his quatrains laments:

” We sojourn here for one short day or so, And all the gain we get, is grief and woe, And then, leaving life’s problems all unsolved And harassed by regrets, we have to go.”

Tension has now become a universal phenomenon. Maladjustment of life is a common human experience. Life has become a constant struggle against the environment, both internal and external.

Tension is an emotional state, which is both unpleasant and apprehensive. It has become a common disease. Millions of prescriptions are dispensed for psychotropic drugs to combat tension.

People differ, of course, in their tension proneness. Hereditary endowment plays a great part. Discipline, training, self-control and nervous system are equally the determining factors.

The present age has been termed as an “Age of Anxiety.” The politician, the philosopher, the psychiatrist and the psychologist peer into the mist, and wonder what the end of man on earth will be. Anxiety and tension have now come to occupy a prominent place in the vocabulary of everyday life, and thus, it is a new concept and a new phenomenon. It is a product of the modern competitive age with its concomitants of insecurity, political upheaval, social disorganization, economic crises, rapid change in the social setup, leading to swift and sure birth of new ideas and values.

Tension and anxiety are the twins, having connection with the higher nervous system function. Anxiety may be either active or passive. In the case of passive anxiety, there is slow breathing and a slow heartbeat, but in active anxiety, there is faster breathing, a swift heartbeat and an increased muscle tension.

Tension is infectious. In Persian, there is an aphorism which says:

  “A Sad heart makes others sad.”

Tension may be due to environmental factors. Inherited factors play a prominent part in predisposition to tension, but the influence of environment cannot be ignored.

The difference between fear and tension is that fear is related to some object in the environment, but tension relates to inner factors. Tension may be due to the loss of some bond of affection with another person, or the loss of a loved one. Danger of loss, suffering or the pain of mourning leads to a state of tension. It may also be due to a reaction to stress or fear.

They mystics have viewed the state of human beings with sympathy. They have tried to console the afflicted man and to take him out of the whirlpool of misery. According to the mystics, man has invited misery by his own misdeeds.

A person should not be tense or terse but should be the reverse.

Men have refused to listen to the voice of truth. The human heart, which was originally an abode of peace, became disturbed and agitated like the surface of the sea under the action of a storm. His evil inclination landed him in a stage of tension, anxiety and worry.

The avarice, just, agreed, desire, pride and pelf have brought misery upon mankind. They have lost respect for piety, faith and morality. Man was thus robbed of happiness. His innocence was snatched from him – the innocence, which was of great consequence, and was an invaluable pearl beyond all earthly evaluation.

The mystics firmly hold and believe that the state of tension leads to a spiritual shipwreck. The treasures of eternity are lost. What remains and is saved is worth less -idle tears, repugnant remorse, a sickly body, a damaged nervous system and bruised heart.

Tranquility is undoubtedly the banquet of life. It confers upon us serenity, solemnity, sobriety and above all, grace abounding.

We have to learn a great deal from nature. Nature speaks but we do not hear. There are flowers so delicate and so beautiful giving a nice smell. Amongst flowers, the rose is considered the best. But, there is a rose flower, that perishes in the garden.

As Gray says:

” Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.”

There is yet another rose flower that forms part of a garland, and the garland is round the neck of a bride or bridegroom. There is another rose flower, which is in the buttonhole of the king or some dignitary. And then, there is another rose flower, which is offered as a mark of respect, devotion and affection at the tomb of some saint.

In spite of the different types of treatment meted out to the rose flower it is contented with its lot. There are no shrieks. It gives smell to all persons. It is to all alike, hostile to none. This self composed state, the mystics say, has given it inner beauty. It has learnt to surrender itself.

Now, let us take another aspect of the rose. There is no rose flower without a thorn. Its thorns teach us that to achieve any great thing in life, it is necessary to undergo some sort of suffering and severity. Let us, then be a little severe towards ourselves. Let us not be drawn by temptations.

The thorns of a rose point out the mortification which a person has to face in life. The thorns prevent the rose from being trampled underfoot or plucked easily by an unscrupulous person.

Likewise, our trials and tribulations protect us from temptations. They fortify us and give us added courage to face and overcome the trials and tribulations of life.

The rose blossoms and then fades away. It teaches us that earthly glory is short- lived. Personal possessions are not going to last long. Personal beauty is a perishable possession and so its loss should not cause anxiety.

The perishable nature of a rose points to the shortness of life. The life of a rose is very short, and so is human life, fleeting and short. We must not, then, attach any importance to things which are not going to last. What is important is that we should try to be like the rose, giving smell to friends and foes, not caring the least how we are treated and where we are placed in life.

Tension is now a universal phenomenon. To combat it and to overcome it, many institutions and groups came into existence. Religion came to the rescue of the afflicted, sorry and sad and careworn man. Tribal organizations were formed. Professional groups and caste groups tried to alleviate the suffering of the toiling and tumbling humanity.

The origin, formations, developments and consolidation of various groups marked a step forward, towards the goal of achieving a good life and better living for an individual

The groups are of different types, having different objectives in mind.  There are political groups, professional groups and familial groups and other groups.

The political group assigned the cause of man’s tension to political systems. They demanded more rights for the people. They hold that the political system should be such that it may give security to life and property and it may protect their rights. According to the exponents of the political groups, participation of the people in the day-to-day administration is necessary and imperative in order to save them from frustration.  The muscles of democratic choice must be used with caution and care.

The economic group tenaciously holds and affirms that the cause of man’s tension is economic exploitation. They want that exploitation should be replaced by co-operation. According to this group, the economic condition of an individual determines for him his life.

In Persian there is an aphorism which says:

 “In precarious livelihood implies a confused heart.”

Thus, the economic groups lay stress that the economic system should be reformed and economic institutions be reorganized, in order to enable them to perform effectively their duty of securing for an individual a rational standard of living, employment and sense of security which may save them from being a victim of tension, fear, worry and anxiety.

The mystics have not been silent spectators, sitting on the fence and calculating the weather, watching the tragedy being shown on the screen of the wold. They came out of their ivory tower to the rescue of man.

Their approach to the problem of human suffering is different and at variance from what others have suggested. According to them, happiness comes from within. They think that thought is a potent instrument of change. As a man thinks so he becomes. They want to change the man from inside.

They assigned themselves the task of man-making. They emphasized that desire, inglorious competitive spirit, and the desire to dominate others, constitute the chief causes of man’s tension, fear, worry and anxiety. It is true to say that:

” We live in deeds not words; in thoughts not breaths;

In feelings, not in figures on a dial,

We should count time in heart-throbs.

He most lives Who thinks most, feels more deeply, acts the best.”

Let the people co-operate with others in their efforts to achieve their own standards of value. People should have an aim in life. An aimless life is like drifting on a sea, not knowing where to land. It has been said and said wisely:

“Not grief nor pain, but lack of aim, Leads mortals to despair.”

The mystics recommend honest recreation, right use of leisure, a taste of literature, art and poetry, and a spirit of thankfulness. Let us then act in a way befitting the dignity of man:

 

” When on life’s billows,

You are tempest tossed,

When you are discouraged,

Thinking all is lost,

Reckon up your blessings,

Count them one by one,

And it will surprise you

What the Lord had done.”

 To the mystics, joy and sorrow are like the two sides of a coin. Life without sorrow is a meaningless conception. How can there be a sunshine without shadow? Can there be a rose without thorns? But a mystic is thankful that at least thorns have a beautiful flower. Sorrow is the lot of man and to subdue it requires the skill of man. Cowper gives this message.

 ” The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the land, where sorrow is unknown.”

Karen lays down thus:

“So, verily,

With every difficulty

There is relief.

Verily, with every difficulty

There is relief.”

Shelly shows the spirit of optimism when he says:

” The trumpet of a prophecy! O, Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind.”

Man is responsible for his own suffering. If he is unhappy it is his own fault. Marcus Aurelius expresses his views on human destiny thus:

” The gods have put all the means in man’s power to enable him not to fall into real evils. Now that which does not make a man worse, how can it make his life worse.”

According to Goethe:

“Care worn man has in all ages Sown vanity to reap despair.”

Epictetus offers his own solution. He says:

   ” I am always content with that which happens, for I think that what God chooses is better than what I choose.”

The eminent mystic poet and Sufi saint, Hafiz of Shiraz, has different  solution to offer:

” Bear with patience Hafiz, the hardships of night and day.

At last, thou shalt someday achieve thy object in some way.”

And he also suggests:

 “O Hafiz, from the autumnal winds in the garden of the world, do not feel sorry and forlorn, Think properly, where is the rose without a thorn.”

The worry of Hamlet was a strange type, from which so many people still suffer. Hamlet in his spiritual agony utters:

” O God, God,

How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world. Fie on it ah fie, ’tis an unweeded garden That grows to seed, things rank and gross in nature, Possess it merely.”

The greatest harm that tension, fear, worry and anxiety cause is that they deprive an individual of concentration, inner harmony, inner joy, the spirit of thankfulness, and the power of making quick decisions, so very necessary in the modern world of swift changes.

According to the mystics the way to avoid tension, fear, worry and anxiety, is to follow and Practise the following code of conduct. Practice  them one by one, and after you have mastered it, proceed to the next.

Learn to obey before you issue orders.

Avoid idle chatter and frivolous talk.

Pass some time in the fresh air.

Cultivate hobbies.

Do you work and leave the result to God.

See what you have become by hard work, and not what you have got by hard work.

In times of stress show patience.

Cultivate the spirit of toleration.

Expect nothing from people.

Have an ideal in life and pursue it vigorously.

Try to live in the present. The past is dead.

The future is still unborn then why worry.

Have a fewer wants.

Concentrate on things that really matter.

Remember that forgiveness is power.

Avoid avarice and greed.

Cultivate taste for good society.

Have an optimistic outlook on life.

Perform your social obligations.

Realize that when days of happiness and affluence are gone, the hard time is not going to last very long.

Breath slowly and rhythmically.

Let Courage be your sword and Patience be your armour.

Avoid over excitement.

Abstain from revenge, malice, jealousy, rancour and ill-will.

Take every day as a new day, bringing to you a new message.

Pray and believer that your prayer is heard and accepted.

Praise others in public, and if you criticize them at all, do it in privacy.

Happiness also demands some sacrifice.

Make a concerted attack on your house, and try and turn it into a home sweet home.

Live and let other live.

Do not magnify your worry or anxiety by thinking too much and too often on it. Ignore and forget it as long as you can and it will die out of itself.

Read good books and enjoy good poetry.

Cultivate the spirit of self surrender.

Take pain and pleasure as constituting the normal course of life.

Follow the rule:

” Let one thing lead to another.”

Love all, hate none.

Do service without the hope of reward.

Mutual competition should give place to mutual co-operation.

The problem of worry should not be studied in a hurry or in isolation. An attempt should be made to overcome tension, fear, worry and anxiety by mystical canons. A spiritual approach is required to face the problems offered by the Brave New World. To overcome them, do not run away and say “I cannot”, but stay on and say with a smile,

  “I Can”; “I Can.”

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Abstain, O abstain from tension, fear and dismay:

Look up, and see the broad light of the day;

Take it as thy birthright to be jolly and gay,

Awake, and arise, and find the way.

 

 

 


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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