Hzrt Bayazid Bistami (R.A) says

Rah- e -Tasawwuf ( The path of Sufi mysticism )


HAZRAT BAYAZID BISTAMI SAYS:
1. It is only the beginning, if an arif possess the
qualities of the Almighty


2. Inner knowledge without love is worthless.


3. Almighty God knows the heart of His saints. There
are a few who are unable to bear the burden of
the inner knowledge, hence He has kept them
occupied with worship.


4.God bestows three qualities on those who are dear
to Him: generosity like the river, kindness like the
sun and hospitality like that of the earth.


5. The Almighty God appoints a Pharaoh over those
He accepts, so that he may cause them difficulties.


6. Keeping company with good people is better than
having virtues and keeping company with the
wicked is worse than having vices.


7. Strive in your struggle, but keep the eyes on His grace.
8. He is an arif, who cannot be corrupted by any
religion or custom and through whom all impurities are cleansed.


9. When people asked him what a dervish is, he
replied: He, who has found a treasure in the lotus
of the heart, would be a disgrace to the life
hereafter but he, who has found the ‘pearls of
love’ in this treasure, is a dervish.


10. When people asked him, when will man reach
the Almighty God, he replied, “by annihilating the
self within”.


11. When people asked him, “how have you achieved
all that you have”, he replied, “by collecting all the
worldly goods, tying them with the chains of
contentment, putting them in the slings of sincerity
and casting them away in the river of despair”.


(TAZKARAT-UL-AULIA)

O! Allah, Let us Reach the month of Ramadan! 1440 Hirjir.

Charitable Work & Giving during Ramadan.
Charity has great rewards. That is why the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention )urged it on many occasions in his Sunnah and clarified that charity never reduces one’s wealth; rather, it increases it. The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said:
“Charity never decreases wealth. Rather, it increases it, it increases it, it increases it.” If charity is given in Ramadan, then (its reward) is combined with the honour of time. It is known that righteous deeds in Ramadan are distinct from those performed in other months.
Every Year during Ramdhan we receive inquiries from Devotees requesting information on noble & Charitable projects within Dargah Sharif in Ajmer during Ramdhan Sharif.
Therefore we have decided to inform all before Ramdhan, the key Charitable causes that people can contribute towards during the blessed month of Ramdhan.
Iftari & Sehri provided in Dargah Sharif to all people during the full month of fasting.
Clothing for poor.
Donation to assist those girls whom can not afford wedding expenditure.
School & Madrassa costs.. ..Many families can’t afford this important aspect for their children. Especially if it is Madrassa Education where lodging costs are involved.
Contribute towards Annual Congregational marriage ceremony administered by Ajmer sharif Dargah, for those young couples whom, otherwise would struggle to afford such Ceremonies.
For more info on Charitable causes in Ajmer Sharif please click on following link :
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You can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer. now! or in the future,
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http://www.khwajamoinuddinchishty.com/
http://www.ajmerkhwaja.com/
http://www.kgn-sanjari.com/ … (Details of Fathia & various Sufi Dargah’s in the world)
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The life pattern of the mystics.

The mystics are, in a way, like the sun. They also give light and dispel darkness. They inspire, guide and teach.

Nobody worships the setting sun. But, unlike the sun, even when the mystics die and depart, they are adorned and extolled.

Like the rays of the sun, they make no distinction between man and man. To them, there is no East or West and no border or birth.

Likewise, a mystic believes in service rendered to the people, belonging as they do, to different sects, groups, and communities.

A mystic is, in fact, above the distinctions of caste, creed, colour, religion or region.

A mystic believes and believes firmly, what Hamlet says to Horatio:

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

A mystic is an institution in himself. His lifestyle serves as a beacon light. The eminent poet H.W. Longfellow truly says:

“Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sand of time…”

To a mystic, life is a great gift. Life then, being a gift, it is for us to make it or mar it, use it or abuse it, assimilate it or dissipate it.

Right use of life is necessary for creative living. Life is a constant search for new avenues.

The mystics lead a calm, placid and serene life. They prize the gift of life, and as such, they offer thanks to their Creator, Who has bestowed the gift of life upon them.

They have pity for those who do not use the gift of life in a befitting manner.

They are a peace -loving people, who abhor selfish-ness. Sri Ramakrishna very aptly says:

“The first sign of knowledge is a peaceful nature, and the second is the absence of egotism.”

Everyone of us, whether high or low, rich or poor, literate or illiterate, is given some gift to be utilized and used rightly. If the gift so given is not used rightly, it ceases to be a gift. The gift, so given, is to sustain the man. If not used properly, and at the opportune time, it does not lift,but lowers the man.

The mystics know how to use the gifts. The right use of a thing is an achievement, indeed.

The character of a man is best judged in a time of crisis. How he acts and reacts in a time of poverty and penury, in a time of degradation,deprivation, despondency, and in a time of some loss , sorrow, suffering and misfortune, proclaims the type of man that he is.

The mystics accept with a smile whatever comes in their way, for they take it as coming from their Friend, and as such, it is a gift from their Beloved.

The mystics take the crisis, calamity or misfortune as a normal course of human life. Where is the sea which may not have ebb and tide? Where is the sun and the moon which may not undergo eclipse some time or the other? Where is the steam of crystal clear pure water, which may not have mud in the bottom?

In moments of darkness, they act as normal persons. They do not show worry, anxiety, care or fear in face of danger.

Every one of us undergoes, at times, emotional strain. An ordinary man is cowed down, but a mystic, gifted with insight and endowed with spiritual vigour and force, remains normal, sane and sober.

To meet a challenge and to face a problem with fortitude and courage is the distinguishing mark of the trait of character of those evolved spiritually.

Everyone has some problem or the other. The problem may be big or small, but,it poses a threat to inner harmony and peace.

I do not think that there is any person, who may claim to have no problem. I do not believe that there can be any life, so barren, as to have no problem.

To have a problem is the sign of a vibrating life. To solve the problem is the sign of self-mastery.

To have a problem is good, but to be a problem is bad.

The mystics are not the slaves of passions. They take the problem as the spice of life. They seek the solution in self-adjustment.

To a mystic, success and failure do not matter the least. They come and they go. They are passing phase of life. They are to him relative terms.

To him, success implies the arduous pursuit of the goal, which is nothing, but to get rid of the double self. Double self is an impediment to inner purification and inner illumination. One cannot serve God and Mammon at the same time.

There are two types of life-the outward life and the inner life, or we may say the material life and the spiritual life. One cannot embrace both. He has to take one and leave the other.

A mystic aspires for inner unity, harmony and peace. He wants to free himself from the shackles and burden of double self. Double self implies divided self. Divided self leads to divided attention and divided pursuits, with the result, that it becomes an impediment to his onward march to unification.

The process of unification is beset with uncertainty and difficulties. Sometimes, the process is long, demanding patience. The process of unification does not admit of any reason or rhyme. It knows of no dogma or doctrine. But what it requires is the search and the quest.

Unification, is true, comes slowly and gradually. But sometimes, it so happens, that, it comes all of a sudden. Sometimes, it comes through mystical experience. Intellectual insight is another powerful influence.

Inner discord is inner conflict. Like any other conflict, inner conflict is tormenting. Sometimes the life of a person is changed suddenly. How does it happen? What is that force, vigour or stimulus that does this astonishing feat?

Love changes the life of a person to such and extent as nothing else can. To those, who lead an inner life, love is a sustaining power. It is a supreme passion. To the mystics, love is a gift-an invaluable gift. The guiding star of love is the signpost.

Love, to be really love, should be free from all considerations. It should be such that,

it never alters;

it never falters;

it never barters;

it is above all possessions;

it seeks nothing;

it gives everything;

it pays the price; and

it prepares for any sacrifice.

Ambition is another stimulus. Revenge is another. Devotion is also an aid to the process of unification.

Process of unification calls for self-control. Hence, one should get rid of lust, greed, avarice, and above all, of anger and worry.

Anger and worry are the great impediments. They are the symbols of the divided self. Anger is the brute in man. As regards worry, what is the hurry to worry about? Plato says:

“Nothing in the affairs of men is worth worrying about.”

No healthy man would like to walk on crutches. Everyone wants to walk on his feet, and not to creep. To a mystic, so long as we are under the influence of our inner enemies, which are no other than greed, lust, anger, malice and worry, we remain paralysed and as such, we cannot stand and walk. We can only creep.

Anger and worry are the two formidable enemies of relaxed living and inner peace.

Instead of anger and worry, the life of the mystics is characterized by patience and the spirit of tolerance.

The eminent Sufi poet Hafiz of Shiraz has something relevant and important to suggest. He says in one of his verses thus:

” The comfort of the two worlds constitutes the commentary of these two words, With friends kindness, with enemies courtesy.”

The mystics are essentially persons, fired by imagination. What William Blake wrote is true in the case of the mystics:

“To see a world in a grain of sand, And heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.”

They are idealists and actuated by an ideal. They are men of vision, who design a different world from the one we live in.

To call them men of force, vigour and of lofty character, endowed with dignity of manner, purity of heart, sublimity of thought, felicity of expression, noble deeds, simplicity, sincerity, humility, sympathy, and integrity, is not exaggeration. But, it is a factual statement supported by their precepts and practices.

The mystics are men of character. They exhibit such noble traits of character as industry, sobriety, indifference to pain and pleasure, sterling honesty of purpose, truthfulness, kindness, mercilessness, courage, goodness, and uprightness in all its phases.

Good life implies good character. About good life, George Herbert says thus:

“A handful of good life is worth a bushel of learning.”

To the mystics, character is their invaluable asset. Genius commands admiration. But, what is it that commands respect?

A man may be very rich, but it is not necessary, that he may be kept in respect by others. There may be a leader, who may be praised, but not necessarily respected. There may be an officer, who may be feared, but not respected.

It is, in fact, character, which commands respect.

What is character after all? Character has been defined as “one of the greatest motive powers in the world”.

Wealth has nothing to do with the elevation of character. High and noble character does not depend upon the acquisition of knowledge and learning. In fact, “Intellectual culture has no necessary relation to purity or excellence of character.”

Genius commands admiration, character secures respect. Genius is a product of brain-power, whereas character is a product of heart-power.

In all countries and in all ages, men of genius are admired, but men of character are followed. The fact is, that it is heart, which in the long run, rules in life.

A man should not be judged by his material possessions, but by his ideals, ideas, purpose and by his outlook on life.

A mystic is primarily an introvert. He abhors fame and does not care for name, Sanctity and piety cannot seduce him.

To be good in one thing. It is, indeed, good. But to do good is another thing.

It is undoubtedly, better.

The pious run after piety. The virtuous seek salvation.

The learned want learning. The holy ones extol virtue.

But the mystics seek Grace, Love, Pleasure, and Nearness of His, Who is their Beloved.

“Thy will be done” is their Beloved.

” Thy will be done” is their watchword.

Hafiz says very aptly:


“The Pious desired the wine of Kausar,

and hafiz the cup (of love):

Let us see, Between the two,

What the choice of the omnipotent is likely to be.”

A mystic is a person of integrated thought. The pattern of his integrated thought makes him a person of integrated personality. His positive approach towards life adds lustre to his inner life, and thus, he comes to possess and exhibit the priceless virtues of contentment, hope, belief and faith.

He composite personality denounces division and separation, and announces the coming of the Friend to take His Abode in his heart.

A mystic is endowed with creative insight. His consciousness extends beyond rational consciousness.

Once a mystic is initiated in the mystic order, he takes his own place, and bids farewell, willingly, to the world of history and time. He has found his place in the world of eternity and timelessness.

To him his spiritual guide is the director, teacher and preacher at the same time. His world is law. The silken chords of love and devotion, bind the two together. The displeasure of the spiritual guide is fatal for the spiritual disciple.

The disciple is the beneficiary of the blessings of his spiritual guide. Through his kindness and attention, he the disciple, comes to acquire and extension of normal consciousness, the awakening of latent powers and the widening of vision.

Armed thus, he furnishes vital driving force to society and acts as an harbinger of better morals, better manners, better norms and better standards, in other words, of better life. He constitutes the backbone of society.

A mystic is not to be judged by his external life, for we do not know what he has within. Hafiz, thus implores:

” Regard not his (Hafiz’s) external poverty; for it is, That Hafiz’s heart is the treasury of the love of his.”


To a mystic, every moment of life is precious. Life is not meant to be wasted Hafiz says:

“Hafiz! permit not to pass life in folly vain, Strive and know the value of dear life now and again.”

The mystic states

Once a person has been initiated in a mystic order, he is said to have taken a “new birth”. There are certain signposts on the Mystic Path, which is the Path of self-illumination.

Egocentric life has pitfalls. It should be given up. Union with the Godhead is necessary. One should be prepared for asceticism. Detachment leads to inner illumination. Renunciation of the things of sense is conductive to perfection. Renunciation implies not to desire anything, not to ask for anything, not to aspire for anything, not to keep anything and not to long for anything. In other words,

The mystic states

Once a person has been initiated in a mystic order, he is said to have taken a “new birth”. There are certain signposts on the Mystic Path, which is the Path of self-illumination.

Egocentric life has pitfalls. It should be given up. Union with the Godhead is necessary. One should be prepared for asceticism. Detachment leads to inner illumination. Renunciation of the things of sense is conductive to perfection. Renunciation implies not to desire anything, not to ask for anything, not to aspire for anything, not to keep anything and not to long for anything. In other words, if you want anything,Want nothing.

If you want to possess anything,

Possess nothing.

If you want to be attached to anything,

Be attached to nothing.

If you want to rely on anything,

Rely on nothing.

In short, “Nothing”, should be replaced for “Anything”.

The result of the end of egocentric life, asceticism, detachment and renunciation of the things of sense is the loss of ‘Self’, and the gradual realization of the immanence of the temporal in the eternal and of the eternal in the temporal and the growing awareness of the phenomenal world of matter and individual consciousness as being only a partial reality, which is a manifestation of Divine Glory.

If we go a little more minutely and carefully through the edicts, we find it written, that, give your Thoughts to the Supreme Reality;

Hands to sublime deeds;

Eyes to the Manifestation of Divine Glory;

Life to His Remembrance;

Mind to all;

Inner experience to none;

Heart to the One;

Smile to everyone; and

Inner experience to none.

Footprints

Right use of energy, intelligence and talent is strength. The building blocks are within you. Search and find them.

Self-help is conducive to personality development. Do not be half-alive and half-dead.

Joy of creative living comes from work, duty and service, and by making fuller use of your potentialities.

Undertake your own renovation first before you renovate your residence.

Give dynamic orientation to your life.

Make your appraisals and effect your won changes.

No one can solve your problems for you. You have to do it yourself.

Adjustment means the insight to understand yourself and the world you live in.

Contentment is compensation for sorrow.

Silence is conducive to inner harmony.

The desire for seclusion is the beginning of wisdom.

Opportunity is the appearance of the Angel of Help.

Envy is self-imposed punishment.

Jealousy is to be in a jail of your own creation.

A greed man is ever in want.

To be charitable is to be Godly.

Simplicity is ideal beauty.

Consistency is harmony in thought, world and deed.

Obedience to Divine Will makes a man free from worry, care, fear, and anxiety.

Knowledge is a search for self-perfection.

Anger is an occasional fit of madness

Sorrow, Suffering and Pain act as your stern teachers.

Waste of time does not admit of any compensation.

Be your own friend.

Idleness is slow poisoning.

Attachment to worldly pleasures should be capable of detachment.

Generosity generates goodwill.

Success is the child of positive thinking.

See the mark and see the ball and hit.

Do not demand certainty.

Control of mind is freedom.

Control of tongue is safety.

A wise man conquers not only his enemies, but also himself.

Enlarge the horizons of your living through the fuller use of the power within.

A mystic finds his joy in the pleasure of his Friend.

Remembrance is the supreme expression of love. A mystic loves his Friend beyond words. He is not willing to forget Him even for a short time, for that to him is death. He is ever, absorbed and engaged in the remembrance of his Friend. It is as it should be.

The greatest tribute to Love is, in fact, Remembrance.


I ask Thee to give me Thy grace;

I ask Thee to show me Thy face.

 

I ask Thee to save me from sorrow;

Let it be Today and Tomorrow.

 

I ask Thee to enable me to serve;

The poor and the destitute who deserve.

 

I ask Thee to give me confidence and courage;

Let nothing retard, prevent to hinder.

 

I ask Thee to show me the Straight Way;

The way of those who remember Thee night and day.

 

I ask Thee to make me an instrument of Thy will;

And make my heart pure and mind still.

 

I, the unlettered, the untutored without skill;

Be ever prepared to submit to Thy will.

 

 



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Gyarmee Sharif -Rajab 1440 Hijri, March 2019

This is approx Tuesday 19th March 2019 – 11th Rajab 1440 Hijri)
(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.

HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A)
.
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 for document:
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807th Urs Mubarak of HAZRAT KHWAJA GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A.)

Insha ALLAH begins from 1st Rajab 1440 Hijri ( March 2019)

Dates subject to change depending upon the visibility of Moon.

  • Urs Sharif Starts from 1st to 6th Rajab
  • 3rd March 2019 : FLAG CEREMONY.
  • 9th March 2019 : URS BEGINS (Jannati Darwaza opens)
  • 14th March 2019 : CHATTIE SHARIF (Annual Fathia) Jannati Darwaza will be closed.
  • 15th March 2019 : NAMAZ-E-JUMA
  • 17th March 2019 : Bara QUL (FATHIA) DAY, END OF URS.

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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 Hassan Chishty Sanjari (R.A).
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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

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Chattie Sharif -6th Rajab 1440 -807th Urs Mubarak.

This is  on Approx: Thursday 14th March 2019  Depending on Lunar date of your country.6th Rajab 1440 Hijri.
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. 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
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Panjvi Sharif – Rajab 1440 Hijri.

This is approx on:Wednesday 13th March 2019 (Panjvi sharif is on 5th Rajab1440 Hijri)

(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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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,
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Urs Hzrt KHWAJAH MAUDOOD CHISHTY (R.A) 1440 Hijri.

Urs is celebrated on 1st Rajab 1440
Approx Saturday 9th March 2019
Depending on the Lunar date of your country.
Hazrat KHWAJAH MAUDOOD CHISHTY (R.A)
His titles are Qutubul Aqtab and Qutbud Deen. He is also known by the titles Shama’ Sufiyan (The Candle of the Sufis) and Chiragh-e-Chishtiyan (The Lamp of the Chishtis).
He was born in the year 430 Hijri and was a Husaini Sayyid. His father was Khwajah Abu Yusuf from whom he had received the mantle of Khilaafate. By the age of 7 years he was a Hafiz of the Qur’aan and at 16 he had completed the course of Uloom-e-Zaahiriyyah. It was during this time (after completion of his academic career) that he wrote the kitaabs, Minhajul Aarifeen and Khulasatush Shariat.
When he was 29 years, his father died. He discharged the right of his father’s office commendably in guiding mankind. So numerous were the people who flocked to him for spiritual and moral guidance that his khulafaa alone numbered ten thousand while his mureedeen were countless.
He had acquired the miracle of Tay’ul Ardh (i.e. to traverse great distances in moments). When he wished to perform tawaaf, he would in moments be miraculously in Makkah Mukarramah.
He associated much with the Fuqara, never wearing beautiful garments. The degree of his tawaadhu (humility) was exceptionally lofty in perfection. He was always the first to initiate Salaam and he would stand in honour of every person.
He had also acquired the capabilities known as Kashf-e-Quloob (Revelation of the hearts) and Kashf-e-Quboor (Revelation of the graves). Once a prince came to him and requested for some tabarruk (any item of the Shaikh). Shaikh Madood refused. The prince brought along a few sincere persons to intercede for him. Thus, the Shaikh presented the prince a topi. But he added: “Guard it otherwise you will regret.” On his return the prince became engrossed in his play and amusement. When the Shaikh discovered this, he said:
“What, did the topi not perform its function?”
After a few days, the prince was arrested for some crime and his eyes were taken out.
It is impossible to enumerate Khwajah Maudood’s Khulafaa. For the sake of barkat, a few are mentioned hereunder.
Khwajah Abu Ahmad, Khwajah Shareef Zandani, Shah Sanjan, Shaikh Abu Naseer Shakeeban, Shaikh Hasan Tibti, Shaikh Ahmad Baderoon, Khwajah Sabz Paush, Shaikh Uthman Awwal and Khwajah Abul Hasan. Among them, the link in this (Chishti) Silsilah is Khwajah Shareef Zandani who will soon be discussed.
His Demise
Shaikh Maudood passed away in the beginning of Rajab 427 Hijri at the age of 97 years. His first Janaazah Salaat was performed by invisible (ghaib) men. Thereafter the general public performed the Janaazah Salaat. After the Janaazah Salaat, the Janaazah of its own accord, moved in mid-air. Seeing this miraculous event of Khwajah Maudood, numerous people accepted Islam.
His grave is in Chisht in Afghanistan.


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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,
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Urs of Hzrt KHWAJA MUHAMMAD (OR ABU MUHAMMAD BIN ABI AHMAD) R.A 1440 Hijri


Urs will be celebrated on 1st Rajab 1440 ( Saturday 9th March 2019)
Hzrt KHWAJA MUHAMMAD (OR ABU MUHAMMAD BIN ABI AHMAD) R.A
His title was Waliyud Deen or Naasihud Deen. He was a born wali. During his mother’s pregnancy, the sound of Thikrullah could be heard from her body. He was a Syed, being a descendent of Hazrat Hasan Ibne Ali (A.S). He was born in Muharram 331 Hijri. At the time of birth he recited the Kalimah seven times. Even while being breast-fed, he engaged in Thikrullah. In infancy he would raise his eyes upwards to the heavens at the five Salaat times and recite the Kalimah in abundance. When a non-Muslim would come to witness this phenomenon, he would accept Islam. His father had gained the mantle of khilaafate from Khwaja Abu Ahmad.
At the age of 7 he became bay’t and until the age of 12 he lived alone in a room. Every day he fasted. He practiced mujaahadah excessively.
Once at the river bank while he was patching his shawl, the king arrived and gave him a bag full of dinars (gold coins) which Hazrat refused to accept. When the king insisted that he accepts the gift, Hazratt said that accepting gifts was not the way of his seniors, hence he too would not accept. When the king persisted, Hazrat Muhammad turned his gaze to the river and immediately shoals of fish surfaced, each holding a dinar in its mouth. The fish swam towards the river bank where Hazrat was. Hazrat Shaikh said:
“When a man has at his disposal such a vast treasure, what value will he attach to your bag?”
Khwaja Abu Muhammad’s sister too was extremely pious. She was perpetually engrossed in the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala, hence she had no inclination for marriage. Once Khwaja Abu Muhammad said to her:
“Sister, it has been decreed that a son will be born to you. This son will be the Qutbul Aqtaab. Therefore do get married.”
But because of her engrossment in thikrullah, she refused. After a few days she saw in a dream her father giving her the same instruction. Muhammad Sam’an with whom her nikah was destined also saw a similar dream. Even Khwaja Abu Muhammad saw this dream. Finally, the nikah was performed in the morning. Khwaja Abu Yusuf who is the Khalifah of Shaikh Abu Muhammad was born of this union.
At the age of 70 years he was divinely inspired to join Sultan Mahmْood Ghaznawi in the Jihaad against Somnath (in India). Taking a few Mureedeen with, he joined in the battle field.
His Demise
Hazrat Shaikh passed away on the 4th Rabiul Awwal or in the beginning of Rajab in the year 411 Hijri at the age of 80. His grave is in Chishty.
Khwajah Abu Yusuf, Khwaja Muhammad Kaku and Khwaja Ustad Marwan were his khulafaa.
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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)
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Email: [email protected]  or [email protected] or
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Alternatively you can visit our website:
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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 web-page where you can donate safely via PayPal platform.
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Ajmer Sharif Dargah (India) is a registered Charity in England & Wales, Reg No: 1176945 .
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Important Dates – Rajab 1440 Hijri

Rajab

01 Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Muhammad Din Silwalwi (R.A)Pakistan
01 Hazrat Khawaja Abu Ahmed Chishty (R.A)–
01 Hazrat Khwaja Maudood Chishty (R.A)
02 Urs of Hazrat Soofie Saheb (R.A)Durban
02 Urs of Hazrat Syed Abul Hasnaat Qadri (R.A)Lahore
03 Urs of Hazrat Owais Qarani (Radi Allahu anhu) Raqqa (Syria)
04 Urs of Hazrat Imam Shafi’ee (Radi Allahu anhu) Misr (Egypt)

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

6th Monthly -Chattie Sharif of Hzrt Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A).
06 Urs of Hazrat Haji Sharif Zandani Chishty (R.A)

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06 Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Gharib Nawaaz (R.A)) Ajmer Sharif

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07 Wiladat Hazrat Abbas (R.A) —
08 Urs of Shah Abdur Rub(R.A) Kirap Sharif
08 Hazrat Imam Daraktani(R.A) —
09 Hazrat Hafiz Moosa Pak Chishti(R.A) —
09 Hazrat Shah Gada-ur-Rehman(R.A) —
09 Hazrat Maulana Shamsuddin Tabrez(RA) Konia Turkey
10 Hazrat Salman Farsi(R.A) —
10 Birthday of Imam Muhammad Taqi(R.A) —

11th Monthly – Ghyarmee Sharif of Hzrt Ghouse al Azam (R.A)
11 Urs of Syedi Abul Hussain Muhammad Noori(R.A) Mahrerah Sharif
11 Syed Shah Ali Hussain Ashrafi (R.A)Kichaucha Sharif
11 Shah Makhdoom Muhammad Mun’em(R.A) Patna
12 Khawaja Muhammad Yaar(R.A) —
13 Wiladat of Hazrat Maula Ali Mushkil Khusha (Karam Allah Wajhu)
13 Urs of Syed Musa Jilani(R.A) Baghdad Sharif
14 Urs of Hazrat Sipaah Salaar Masood Ghazi (R.A)—
14 Urs Hazrat Hassam Uddin (R.A)- Sambhar Sharif Rajasthan 
16 Urs of Muhaddis-e-Aazam Kachochwi(R.A) Kichaucha Sharif
16 Urs of Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Shoaib(R.A) Mardan
19 Urs of Hazratha Bibi Syeda Hafiz Jamal Sahiba (R.A)- Ajmer
20 Urs of Hazrat Imam Noowi(R.A) —

21st Monthly – Ekisvi Sharif of Hzrt Mollah Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)
21 Hazrat Maulana Syed Deedar Ali Shah (R.A)Lahore
21 Urs of Maulana Shafi Aukarvi(R.A) —
22 Hazrat Kazi Ziaudden – Newtini(R.A) Lucknow
25 Urs Hazrat Imam Moosa Kazim(RA) Baghdad Sharif
25 Hazrat Qazi Sanaullah Pani Pati (R.A)—
25 Urs Hazrat Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A) Ajmer Sharif.
26 Hazrat Shahjehan Badshah (R.A)—
27 Laylatul Me’rj  (Shab e Mehraj)
27 Hazrat Shaikh Junaid Baghdadi(RA) Baghdad Sharif
27 Shaikh Abu Saleh Nasar(R.A) Baghdad Sharif
27 Hazrat Imam Abu Yousuf(R.A) —
27 Shab-e-Mehraj
29 Hazrat Khawaja Muhammad Abdullah Bherchondi(R.A) —

The mystic insight into death.

I summon you to the Mansion of Love, where minds are united and where sorrow is unknown.

The society of Mystics, as you know, is a voluntary association, composed of those persons, who have chosen to follow its aims and objects. It cannot bring any coercion. It is incapable of any legal sanction. It is for the members to exhibit the underlining idea of the Society in their everyday life and in their day-to-day conduct.

Sands of time

We try to glorify God by our prayers and supplications. It is a good way, no doubt. I do not deny it. But, the best way to glorify God, is by offering Him our Thanksgiving. This requires stable mind, sublime thoughts, good actions, and above all, the spirit of cheerfulness.

Cheerfulness should be distinguished from mirth. Mirth is a passing phase. It comes and goes. It does not last long, whereas cheerfulness is lasting. It is a way of looking at things and happenings.

Mirth is an act, whereas cheerfulness is a habit of mind. Troubles come to every man. To suffer is the lot of man. Troubles, tribulations and trials, if received cheerfully and borne patiently, lose half their intensity, vigour and force.

Cheerfulness is born of optimism. It is foolish to worry about the future, which is unborn. You do not know what is in the womb of time. Why feel worried about it? Hope for the best. It is just possible, that the Future may bring for you something, which you were looking for. Why have morbid imagination? Why have pessimistic outlook?

It is neither wisdom nor foresight, to take a telescope to see things which are dimly at a distance. It is enough, if you see things, which lie close at hand.

Dr Samuel Johnson, whose biography, written by Boswell, I often read, has very aptly observed:

“The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.”


Mournful Chants

I went through a period of some bereavements in my family which cast me in gloom. It was the first case of anguishing separation, which I experienced in my life. I felt myself helpless to prevent this catastrophe. A strange feeling overtook me. It was a mixed one.It was feeling of helplessness, combined with sorrow which knew no bounds. Death does not grant time.Once it comes, it does not go empty-handed.When I was thus plunged in sorrow, my cheerful disposition did not desert me. I implored for peace and patience. And I was given serenity of mind and calmness of thoughts.

Sorrow taught me a new lesson, that in the face of helplessness, patience was best. Sorrow gave me a new experience, and it was that we should live in this world,as if it is an inn, or a hotel, or a waiting room at some railway station. We should be ever prepared to move on, and on, to our destined goal, which is no other than the grave, where we are buried, or the crematorium, where a dead person is burnt.

Sorrow, also, gave me a new knowledge of this short lived life, And it was, that life was fleeting and nothing was lasting. We should be a little careful. We should not hope too much, and neither we should pitch our hopes too high.

Too many, and too high hopes, end in frustration, leading to loss of faith.

Sorrow took me to explore the mystery of life and death. I pondered over the helplessness of man, his ignorance of himself, his lack of self-knowledge and his wanderings in the labyrinth of time.

The truth dawn upon me that, in life we should be ever prepared for surprises.

Death does not come by appointment.

Everyone of us is an actor. We have to play our assigned part on the stage of the world, and, then, retire into oblivion

People are afraid of death because it is shrouded in mystery.

Like time and tide, death waits for no man. It may come at any moment, at any time and at any place. So, it is better to be ever prepared for death. The knock of death is not heard.

We see flowers blossoming, giving fragrance and then withering. Withering implies the death of a flower. But, for flowers there is a time, when they become withered.

Leaves of trees fall in Autumn. The sun sets in one direction and at a time fixed.

The moon appears and disappears at a time fixed.

The twinkling starts have their settings regulated and fixed. but, man, the vicegerent of God on earth, has no time fixed, when he will have to leave the stage of the world, where he has been acting for a long or a short time, where he had been playing different roles, and where he had been assuming different professional names and different vocational nomenclatures.

Statement of truth

People are afraid of death, as children are afraid of going into a dark room. The mystics are not afraid of death. The love of their Friend has made them unmindful of death. Every lover wants to be united with his beloved.

The mystics are so much engrossed and absorbed in the Absolute Beauty, that the attractions of the world has ceased to attract them.

What counts to a mystic is his Friend, the vision of the Friend, and the nearness of Friend leading to the ultimate union with the Friend.

A mystic has his Friend as the object of his veneration and adoration. His joy lies in meeting the Friend.

Death, to the mystic, furnishes an occasion for being united with the Friend. The day of death, thus, is a day of rejoicing for a mystic. It is, as if, it is a day of wedding for the mystic.

A mystic is always prepared to welcome death. He keeps himself in readiness to meet his Friend.

It is said of a certain illuminated person, that when he fell ill and all hope of recovery was lost, he was told of the approaching death. The man promptly replied:

“O, no I am not the least afraid of death. Why should I fear it? How nice it is to meet death. Death will take me to the one, who always stood by me through thick and thin, and who has been bestowing His favours upon me irrespective of my transgressions.”

The Sufi saint Hazrat Ahmed Bin Khizaria (R.A) was asked some questions when he was bout to die. He apologized by saying:

“I crave your indulgence. Please, leave me to myself. You cannot imagine my mood of expectancy. For the last ninety-five years, I have been knocking, and now, that door will open soon. I can ill afford any disturbance now. I do not know what is in store for me.

I do not know what it will bring. Whether it will bring the glad tidings of heaven, or the bad news of hell. I have no time left. I have no leisure. I cannot now answer your questions.”


Of another Sufi saint, named Abu Wasi, it is said, that seeing him sinking his wife began to shed tears. The saint seeing this, said to his wife,

“Listen to me. Do not weep for my sake. Weep for thy sake. So far as I am concerned, I tell you frankly, that I have been weeping for the last thirty years for this day to come.”


According to the mystics, man is living in darkness. The world thrives on his foolishness and lack of wisdom. Had he been wise, he would not have given his heart to the world.

Love of the world prompts fear of death.

The mystics hold, that the world is a dream. So long as we are in this world, we are said to be in a dream. We will wake up from the dream in the world Hereafter. This period of sleeping in dream and awakening in the world Hereafter , is a transitory period. Death likes in-between this period.

Death, thus, is a bridge. taking us from the world of dream to the world of Reality. Friends, power, prestige, wealth, treasure and influence are helpless before death. They are incapable of saving an individual from death.

Death takes its own course, when it wills.

The glamour and gaiety of the world, derive charm and attraction, from the people who are unmindful of death.

Death is forgotten when world is worshipped.

What are those things, which make one forget death. They are, undoubtedly, wealth, material possessions, lust, and family.

The one who loves Mammon, loves the world. And the one who loves God, death is dear to him.

A mystic keeps the idea of death uppermost in his mind.

To a mystic, the thought of death frees him from the attachment of the world. When he finds that attachment of the world is trying to take him in its grip, he concentrates this thought and attention upon death, and thus, escapes from the approaching spiritual suicide.

The mystic code of life lays down certain guidelines. Life is a bubble. It is short. It is not wise to be attached to it. It is not good to be proud of this short life. It is better to provide for life Hereafter.

If one forgets death, he cannot provide for life Hereafter.

The question arises, how to remember death. The mystics suggest, that constant remembrance of death is possible, when one does not love the world.

For this, one has to wipe out the carnal self.

One has to learn a great deal from the death of relations and friends. Those who were enjoying honour and fame, are now lying in grave.

It is not wise to fix worldly hopes on wealth and treasure.

Graveyards should be visited, so that one may learn that the silent city is the work of death.

A visit to the hospital to see the ailing patients, is also rewarding. Not only does it evoke sympathy for those in trouble, but it also minimizes the attachment of the world, and gives a fillip, though it be temporary, to the remembrance of death.

The holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon them) has enjoined us to think of death. Tradition runs thus:

“Think oftener of death since it saves thee and purifies thee from sins.”

So long as the world looks better, death appears dreadful. To think of death is to lose the love of the world. To fix attention on God is to be detached from the world.

The reality

A certain person went to see a saint. The man expressed his desire to meet another saint, who was living at some distance. The saint said to the man:

“I am sorry to inform you that the saint whom you want to see, is dead.”

The man was sorry to hear it. He said, then, he would like to go to the house of the saint to offer his condolences. Taking leave of the saint, with whom he was talking, he reached the house of the saint, who was pronounced dead.

He was greatly surprised to see the saint hail and hearty.

The man had his eyes fixed on the saint. He was dumbfounded. The feelings of doubt and diffidence, combined with surprise, had landed him in strange situation.

The saint, seeing him in a state of amazement, thus asked him, “Why are you so amazed? What has surprised you? Tell me. Let me see whether I can solve your difficulty.”

The man narrated what he had heard from the saint, whom he had visited first, and said that he had come there with the intention of offering condolences, and was surprised to find him [the saint] alive. He paused and then in a low subdued tone said:

“How is it that, that saint gave me wrong information? I have been reposing my confidence in him, and believing always what he said. How can he tell a lie? I cannot reconcile myself with this idea.”

Hearing this, the saint consoled him and said to him in a soft voice and gentle tone thus:

“You need not be confused. Seeing your emotional agitation, I am constrained to say, that the saint who told you that I was dead, was correct. Inf fact, at that time when he told you that I was dead, I was engrossed in worldly ideas, forgetting the remembrance of God. What will you call a man, who has forgotten the remembrance of God? Is he dead or alive? He cannot be alive. He is dead, of course.”

According to a Tradition, when the Angel of Death came to prophet Abraham to take his life, he thus said to him:

” Have you ever seen a friend, who takes the life of his friend?”

The Angel of Death was ordered by God to say:

” Have you ever seen a friend who hesitates to meet his friend?”

Hearing what the Angel of Death said, Prophet Abraham said to the angel,

“Now take my life.”

Death, being an occasion of meeting the Friend, is fervently greeted by the mystics.

To them, to be truthful means to express a desire for death. Those who die for Truth, occupy a different position.

The martyrs,as they are called, enjoy a higher position than the ordinary people.

Suicide is condemned as cowardice. It is treated as against the spirit of religion. It is not only immoral, but also antisocial.

LAST WORDS

The first word that Lord Jesus Christ uttered on the cross was:

“Father forgive them; for they know not what they do. “

The second world was:

“To-day shalt thou be with Me in paradise.”

The third word was

“Woman behold thy son.”

The fourth word was:

“My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me.”

The fifth word was:

“I thirst.”

The sixth word was :

“It is finished.”

The seventh and the last word was:

“Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.”

The historic words, which the famous Sufi saint Mansur Hallaj uttered before being crucified are:

“And these Thy servants who are gathered to slay me,in zeal for Thy religion and in desire to win They favour, forgive them O Lord, and have mercy upon them…”

Implications

Death is not a monster nor something dreadful. It is a bridge leading into the Beloved.

The Sufi saints emphasize that it is better to die before physical death. A seeker should be like a dead body. The dead body is looked after by those living. The dead body is given a bath by the living person. It is shrouded in a coffin by those living. It is laid in the grave again by living persons. A dead body has nothing to do.

A seeker should be dead to the world before he meets his physical death.

This requires self-control, spirit of self-surrender and self-discipline.

The inevitable hours

The day may come soon or late, when the grate Landlord will terminate our tenancy, and ask us to quit what we have been occupying, and shift to a country from which nobody returns.

The Angel of Death will come to us some day. We should be prepared for that day to receive him. Let us receive him cheerfully.

The moment cannot be averted, when the Angel of Death will come and demand back the loan of life. We should repay it with added interest, of good actions and noble deeds, and give it back with cheerfulness characterized by grace and manifested by perspiration on the forehead and smile on the lips.


The smile of the flower this one thing shows;

That its life is short and now it goes;

Man comes and departs with all the woes;

But when and where this no one knows.

..Unknown

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