How can i attain nearness to god?

A simple question that may come to the mind is that how can a person attain nearness to Allah ?

Hadith:

Allah Almighty sent a revelation towards Hazrat Dawood (also known as David) peace be upon him the representative of Allah for that person is a liar in his statement of love for me when night falls he (with closed eyes) goes asleep.

Verse

Allah Almighty is ever awake and i am busy with consumption of food , drink and sleep. I am in a state of dream such that in this state how can i attain nearness to Allah Almighty.

References:

Book Muhikkal Faqar Khurd

Special Invocations of the People of Grave ( Dawat Ahle Qaboor )

The articles intends to provide a basic introduction to the method of seeking help from the graves as its practiced by the Sufi’s for various reasons i.e spiritual rank elevation or curing from an incurable disease among various other reasons.

The presented topic has great importance in the field of Spiritual Science, in other words Sufism. The Invocations on the graves of Spiritual People is a Sufi tradition that has been in practice for centuries and its in line with the main religious teachings of Islam. The practice of invocations upon the spiritual graves has been to great importance, since with the use of such an method various great spiritual benefits can be acquired, as well as any worldly difficulty’s can be removed or any heart desires can be attained.

The important aspect of the Practice is the person must have the permission to perform the practice from a “true” Spiritual Guide , further by having such an permission he must also himself be spiritually enlightened that all his body and the organs are spiritually purified (for example with the spiritual practice of Visualisation of the Name Allah the essence) hence due to the result of the achieved spiritual purification of the body, he attains the spiritual power to adequately perform the spiritual practice, ” Special Invocations of a Spiritual Grave “ . The two aforementioned conditions are a definitive pre-requisite for performing the practice or otherwise the consequences can be dire & intolerable.

The invocations of the graves is the most beneficial method in Sufi spirituality for achieving any sort of objective whether spiritual or worldly whether big or small, in contrast its also the most dangerous act in spiritual practice, in the case off if the practice is performed by a spiritually unqualified individual or by an individual that does not have the due permission to do so (or if he has obtained the practice permission from a fake spiritual guide). It’s believed the consequences of malpractice are deadly severe and the victim of the malpractice is  hardly ever cured for a life-time. For example the individual can become “mad” , chronically ill or die miserably. This is just basic information of advising what entails the aforementioned sufi practice and its pre-requisites.

There’s a Popular Punjabi Couplet along the lines :

Raah day Raah Day , Har Koi Akhy

Show me the way Give me the Way , Say’s All

Main ve akhan raah day , Bina Murshid raah nahi labdi

Even i too say the very same, But without a Perfect Spiritual Guide the path will not found

Vich Raah day rul marsey

In the midst of seeking the path (without the true spiritual guide) you will loose yourself and die miserably.

Here forth its clearly highlighted the importance to first seek a true spiritual guide hence embark onto the spiritual path and undertake any kind of spiritual practices. In the Books of the Sufi Master Hazrat Sultan Bahu ® great details can be found for the aforementioned Sufi Practice.

Here is a quoted line from the bookNoor ul Huda Khurd, of the Master Sultan Bahu ® :

Hamari tamam mushkilaat ahle qaboor sey hal ho jati hai

” All our needs are fulfilled by the special invocation of the People of Graves

The Age of time that we thrive in, the subject of religion is entertained as a taboo subject for discussion, hence thereby further in this article we will tend to support the notion of seeking help from the grave and establish the idea that help could be sought from the spiritually enlightened people of the graves. A number of Authentic Sayings in relation to the Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him will be included in the article to strengthen the belief for this practice , as follows:

  • First Narration

  • Second Narration : Hadith | Conversation between Moses a.s and Adam a.s |

  • An Account from Imam Al Qurtabi in Tafsir Al Qurtabi (May Allah be pleased with him)

  • An Account from Hafidh Ibn Taymiyya (May Allah be pleased with him)

  • An Account from Hafidh Ibn al Qayyim (May Allah be pleased with him) 
  • Finally, its stated there are many many more Hadith’s , Narrations from Imam’s and Scholarly Sayings of  of pre-islamic times that all support this notion of seeking help from the “Spiritual” graves of muslims, and the subject has wide consensus among the Ummah Scholars. Further, it should be noted that disbelief in just one Hadith takes the person out of the folds of Islam.

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Some Hadith’s from the Books of Sultan Bahu ®

Some Hadith’s from the Books of Sultan Bahu ®

Few Hadith’s will be presented from the Books and in light of the Hadith’s great lessons can be taken from them and applied to the daily living.

  1. The Innovator’s are the People of Hellfire. (source)
  2. The one that saw me indeed he saw me. The satan cannot ever take my form. (source)
  3. My Both Eyes goes to sleep but my heart remains awake (i.e in remembrance of Allah) (source)
  4. The Name of Allah is pure, it only resides in the pure location (i.e in a pure/clean heart) (source)
  5. The seeker of the world is She-male, the seeker of hereafter is the like of a woman, and the seeker of Lord is a Man. (source)
  6. The one that acquired the recognition of his lord. Verily his tongue turned mute. (it means the tongue stopped from remembrance of the world and occupied itself only with God) (source)
  7. Ponder on to the signs of the Allah Almighty and do not indulge yourself in to the thoughts of his essence. (source)

Collection of Gems from the Books of Sultan Bahu ®

Collection of Gems from the Books of Sultan Bahu ®

In this article its intended to present the various Golden Sayings & Quotes from the Books of the Shaykh Sultan Bahu ® that are rare to find and are immensely beneficial. There may be series of posts followed up to this post in the future hence in this post presented are the Gems of knowledge :

  1. The Perfect Guide without the need of the years of hard prayers within a moment can show all that exists whether the big or small within a dot (point) and with the same dot he open’s up and shows the realities of both the worlds. (ref)
  2. Manly is he, that in all situations be a true judge to his ego himself. All worship the ego , Worshipper’s of God are very very few. (ref)
  3. The disobedient ego becomes obedient with the following four things:  1) With the Love of Allah 2) With the true desire of Allah 3) With being drowned by loosing oneself in Allah (the spiritual state) 4) Every that action that is performed only to please Allah. For example Worship, Spiritual Exercise and Piety. (ref)
  4. From the thousands of years of Spiritual Exercise in contrast its better that one (spiritual) gaze of the Perfect Spiritual Guide. (ref)
  5. (Oh the True Seeker!) know that the four pleasures are part (incomplete) that keep away from the Complete (Great) Pleasures:- First Pleasure) Various types of tasty food and the pleasure of the sweet dishes. Second Pleasure) Pleasure of having intercourse with women. Third Pleasure) The pleasure of Great kingdom ship that purely is only pleasure of world and just the world. Fourth Pleasure) Chronic studying of knowledge is its pleasure. All these four pleasures are equal in their intensity. (ref)

The Concept of Prayer (Namaz), Spirituality & Grandeur

The Muslims all over the globe pray 5 times a day , its mandatory upon all muslims to pray 5 times a day in accordance to following their religion Islam. The Sufi’s are no different to the ordinary muslims in the sense, they also Strictly follow the commandments of the Quran as well as the Sunnah however difference arises on multiple occasions between the Sufi’s as well as an ordinary person and due to this very difference the ordinary intellect of the lay man is not able to perceive the spiritual station of a Spiritual Personality and his way of life.

To give a very prominent example of this intriuging case , we should refer back to the Quran of the example when Moses (a.s) asked God to meet a person more wiser then himself and God directed him to search for Khizr (a.s) and so he travelled to a land beyond the sea and with some interesting signs he was shown guidance and on reaching a land he finally met with Khizr (a.s) where upon their early days Khizr (a.s) advised Moses (a.s) to follow his ways and not to question him for his actions and Moses (a.s) agreed . The story of Moses (a.s) and Khizr (a.s) is considered as one of the great lessons for spiritual disciples that were to ever follow the path to sufism.

Moses (a.s) was a strict follower of God commandments as he himself was a Prophet of God and had great religious knowledge of external law while Khizr (a.s) was more of an individual with great enlightenment in path to spirituality and he too followed the God commandments. Its said upon three occasions Moses (a.s) could not hold back his curiousity and being under the strong influence of his  knowledge of the attained religious external law he questioned Khizr (a.s) and his approach to be against whats lawful.

Khizr (a.s) killed a child , and needlessly built the wall of orphans home, without any wages and made a hole in the boat belonging to the family from a financially poor background. When Moses (a.s) saw these acts he had to question Khizr (a.s) as how he could have restrained himself while witnessing the injustice himself and according to his religious external law the killing of a child cannot be justified and similarly the other two cases of the boat and needlesly building the wall. The duo ended up separating since Moses (a.s) failed to fulfill his words and did not follow Khizr (a.s).

Khizr (a.s) provided him Moses (a.s) with explanation of the 3 incidents that had taken place before them departing on to their ways. He Khizr (a.s) built the wall of the orphans home as before the death of the parents had hidden some treasure under the home soil for the children and given there was real possibility of the locals noticing or taking advantage of the orphans property(treasure), hence he built the wall free of charge to help them . He made a hole in the boat of the family from poor finanacial background as their was strong tradition of the local powerful people of the area taking hold of the boats of people and since the family was poor and the boat was the only means of their earning income thus he made a hole and upon the inspection of those powerful local men (i.e King) they would clasify the boat as defective and will not take away the boat from the poor family.

Similarly, the case of killing of an innocent child seemed the most injust act of Khizr (a.s) in the eyes of Moses (a.s) however in the spiritual knowledge and the judgement of Khizr (a.s) it was the opposite. Khizr (a.s) knew from his spiritual knowledge of the boys future , the child would grow up to be an evil person and become troublesome for his parents. He killed the child for the relief of the people and his parents and explained further the believing parents will be bestowed with another child that will be righteous.

This was the classic case of a spiritual disciple not being able to understand and comprehend the ways of a true spiritual master. Moses (a.s) surely too was a spiritually enlightened personality being as well as a Prophet (peace be upon him) but the spiritual level/station of Khizr (a.s) was far greater than the comprehension of Moses (a.s) understanding. This tradition of the misunderstanding between the Disciple and the Spiritual Master as well as the difference in spiritual level of a given spiritual masters from another for their understanding of the divine commandments (i.e consideration of whats lawfull or unlawful in religion) continues to this very present day and age of the world between spiritual masters from different Sufi Tariqa’s (sufi spiritual pathways). To illustrate this difference the Qadri Silsila is far more greater in spiritual knowledge than in comparison to all other Sufi Silsila’s thus it holds the place in the likeness of Khizr (a.s) and the other silsila;s are like the Moses (a.s) illustrated example.

The Namaz (prayer) is important and mandatory for discples of all the Sufi Silsila’s and even to become a Sufi Master in any given Silsila , the Namaz (Prayer) is the most basic neccessity alongside the Zikr (a special rememberance of God with invoking his name) to be daily performed by the disciples in order for them to reach a state of purification of the heart, thus moving towards the goal to attaining Spiritual enlightenment and becoming aware of the greater wisdom and secrets of the worlds beyond the apprehension and approach of whats possible merely with struggle of a human’s mind.

Consider the case of a bird with two wings , the bird requires both of the wings in order to fly high above the ground however if the bird attempts to fly with a single wing it would drop to the ground instantly. Thereforth, the disciple is no different he needs to fulfill the basic requirements of the spiritual practices in order to go and grow further in his path to spiritual understand and enlightenment and this can only be possible if he closely follows the advice of his Spiritual Guide and PRACTICE’s upon it.

In this modern world many people believe there exists not a true spiritual guide while some believe spirituality to be a state of fantasy and stories of the fiction. However the believers should be warned of this misunderstanding since clearly in all the old ages of time all the Prophet’s (peace be upon them) were believers of God’s as well as had attained spiritual enlightenment and so did their followers with practicing of the divine religious laws with pure intentions to please God. The Prophet Soleman (a.s) with his spiritual might and grandeur was able to convince the greatest emperor lady of the time to become a believer of God. Bilquis (the lady) wanted to first examine, if Soleman (a.s) was truly a Prophet (a.s) as he had claimed or was a false Prophet with being interested in only fame and was acting due to his wordly passion.

The events of the Soleman (a.s) and Bilquis begins with the latter receving mysteriously receiving a letter from Suleman (a.s) in the strong guarded protected palace room of the great emperor of the time. The letter could not have possibly be placed in her room while she woke up from her dream given the immense security that was surrounding her and the palace. She was astounded by the letter and further by the letter that read Suleman (a.s) stating this letter is from the Prophet of God upon whom God has bestowed his special favor and the letter commanding Bilquis to believe in him Suleman (a.s) as the Prophet of God and follow him. On contrast if she fails to submit he with his mighty power (spiritual) will come with such an unimaginable force and army that would overthrow her from her power and her emperor rule will be ended.

This moment of state was an astoneshment for the Lady Emperor since the letter was not a comman letter as given its mysterious nature for it to be ignored and similarly if the letter can arrive to her room without her permission then Suleman (a.s) may also be able to vanish her empire treasure without her permission among other things. She called up her all special deputees and they held a meeting and the incident was discussed with all attendes agreeing for to it be not taken lightly with given the customs of the war’s the mighty victories army crushes the weaker one and mentioned the final decision lied with the lady herself as she is the head ruler of the great empire. Thus, she decided to embark on a journey to examine Soleman (a.s) personality herself and see what sort of character he holds. Soleman (a.s) with his spiritual ability was already well aware of Bilquis intent and off her coming to visit him to inspect him thus he inquired his fellow companions whom will bring to him the (Greatly Heavy Bulky) Throne of Bilquis before her arrival hence the throne was brought to Suleman’s Astounding Palace in moment of even less than a second and before Bilquis arrived he ordered for the throne to be somewhat changed in his beauty to see if Bilquis could recognise her own Throne.

When Bilquis arrived with her associates to the Suleman (a.s) palace , then instantly one of the associates recognised the throne and informed of this to her where upon she went close to the throne and on her inspection she was once more surprised to witness this was her very own throne and it not have possibly be moved and travelled to such a long distance before her own arrival. However she was somewhat convinced but was still going to further examine Suleman (a.s). Soleman (a.s) fully aware of the state of Bilquis and her mind ordered his servents to show Bilquis her place of rest in the palace. While she was walking inside the palace she suddenly covered her dress cloths up high to avoid them being wet and given her state the servants laughed upon her state as the design of Suleman’s palace was beyond an ordinary palace as it was built upon with nature’s mysterious forces that were under the command of Suleman (a.s). On this occasion Bilquis showed remorse over her actions and felt embrassed given her realisation that she needlessly doubted Soleman (a.s) ability and his power provided to him from God.

The above narration of Soleman (a.s) is just one of the examples of Spiritual Personality’s that is believed by many different religions and mentioned in the Holy Books like Quran and so forth. Whereas in Islam in Quran its stated the people of Moses (a.s) (the torah) whom only held on to the outer words of religion are like the donkeys laden with Books. In can be concluded this example of Religion without spirituality is the same for Muslims just like the people of the Book of Torah. Spirituality is the Fruit of Prayer whereas the Prayer itself is the Seed thats to be planted for the body’s internal spirituality to nurture, grow and flow.

Thank You and if you require any references please do not hesitate to make mention of that in the comments.

Note:The Article may require editing and the author is well aware of this fact and the editing may be carried out as soon as feasible.

Shrine of Sufis/ Aulia Allah

Translating a Book and obtaining Spiritual Power

How can you obtain spiritual power with just translations of Spiritual Books  ?

Importantly, one should understand and acknowledge that not every translation of a book blesses an individual with spiritual abilities and the spiritual power , hence the translation of the concerned Books are Unique and the Author is a Very Blessed Spiritual Personality. Further the Books are amazing in the sense that with their mere daily reading one can attain spirituality and can open the world of vast spiritual wisdom and power to the reader.

The Spiritual Books in discussion are the books of Sultan Bahu ® and in past they were translated in to URDU Language by Hazrat Faqeer Noor Muhammad Kalachvi ® and Dr KB Naseem ® and both of whom acknowledge being bestowed with Spiritual blessings and Power with the Translating of the Books. The Books were recently translated to English Language by Zaheer an aspirant spiritual enthusiast.

The Books were originally written in the Persian language and there are over 30 books of Hazrat Sultan Bahu ® and each book’s translation provides the reader with spiritual power. The door to the Translation opportunity is wide open to all that are interested in further translations of the Books to more languages for example Arabic or French or any other language. With providing the readers with even one page of the books translation will provide the translator with spiritual blessings.

The link to Sultan Bahu ® Books will be provided below and any translations that are performed will be made available to the website readers for them acquiring spiritual knowledge. The conditions for obtaining spiritual power are straight forward:

  1. Translate the books.
  2. Make the translation available for free reading of the general public.

Links: 

> Books

> Contact Form (Translations)

Knowing Signs of Fake Spiritual Guides (Murshid)

Knowing Signs of Fake Spiritual Guides (Murshid)

How to know the signs of Fake people claiming to be spiritual guides? Early in days I wondered much, how a simple person could distinguish between a Fake Spiritual guide (Naqis Murshid) and a True spiritual guide (Kamil Murshid) considering there was not much knowledge to hand which could be used to understand the difference.

Its important to note, the only criteria quoted everywhere in religious institutions, books and online elsewhere, for a person to qualify as a True Spiritual Guide is that, a True Spiritual Guide (Kamil Murshid) must be a true follower of Islamic law (Sharia), however that did not make much sense, since even today’s Mullah’s (religious scholars without spirituality) claim to follow the commandment’s of Islamic law (Sharia) very strictly.

It’s bitter truth numerous Mullah’s in present age & time have disguised themselves as True Spiritual Guides (Kamil Murshid) for various reasons. For some of these fake people, its because they like to boost their egos, to earn fame, to earn money from innocent followers, to make these gullible followers the victim of their lower self desires. Hence it’s absolute a necessity and to a great degree of importance, for one must differentiate between choosing True spiritual guide and a Fake spiritual guide.

Hazrat Sultan Bahu ® states in the last page of his Persian Book “Majalsa tul Nabi” (translated to English):

“A spiritual guide should be like this, like the example of Author (Hazrat Sultan Bahu ®) his Spiritual guide Hazrat Shah Muhiyuddin Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani ®

A simple way to recognise a true spiritual guide, is to seek the example of a true spiritual guide of the past and if we look up and read closely on the biography of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani ® then the answer would lie right in front of us.

The Great Sufi Author and Spiritual Master Hazrat Sultan Bahu ® stated in the very same book, what some Sufi people regard in their opinion as the conditions for someone to be labelled as true spiritual guide and we present the same information in the following Quote:

 [O True-Seeker] Be enlightened as to what is the difference between an Imperfect Pir (Muslim Saint) and the [Perfect] Spiritual Guide and who is called the [Truthful] Seeker and the [ false] Disciple? By the Perfect Spiritual Guide is meant him, by whose spiritual attention, the love for Lord is produced in the body of the Seeker, The Noor(light) of Lord  should enter [the body of the Seeker] by virtue of his gaze in such a way that whatever outsiders of Allah he sees [ in body of the Seeker,] that should totally get out [ of his body ] and the course of the Inward should open at once; the Real observation and researched and realized Taste should be gained by him; Without any veil from the veil and no barrier should last in-between him and Allah; (and) should always remain Absorbed. This is the gaze of the Perfect and Complete Spiritual Guide!

And that Spiritual Guide, who will himself be the seeker of the carrion carcass World; his Seekers [and the followers] will also be the People of World and the followers of innovations.

First of all, the Perfect Spiritual Guide does not let his Spiritually Accepted follower (Murid) to eat the unlawful [ and carcass] and in case, if the Spiritually Accepted follower eats unlawful, the unlawful does not stay inside his body and gets expelled out of it from the upper side (through vomiting). This is the sign (of identification) of the Perfect Spiritual Guide! The Perfect Spiritual Guide does not worry [for getting] World. The Perfect Spiritual Guide should, first, count the hair of the Murid and cut seven Hair [ from the body of the Murid] with a scissor because by these seven hairs, the seven kinds of (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) take effect in his body:

  1. The (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) of first hair is this that the greed (and grasping) do not remain in the body.
  2. The (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) of second hair is this that jealousy does not remain in the body.
  3. The (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) of third hair is this that arrogance and vanity do not remain in the body
  4. The (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) of fourth hair is this that the Murid becomes with Dead Ego.
  5. The (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) of fifth hair is this that the Murid becomes Roshan Zamir (enlightened conscience) and the Master of (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact)
  6. The (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) of sixth hair is this that Murid keeps vigil (the night long) [and offers Tahajud {the Muslims midnight prayer}] and the Zeal and Fervour [for the worship of Lord] take birth in him and the slumber of ignorance goes away of his body
  7. The (efficacious) effectiveness (and the impact) of seventh hair is this that the fourteen levels of the heavens and earth should become clear on him and the divine Preserved Tablet should remain in his study.

The Spiritual Guide, who by cutting these seven hairs of the Murid, takes him to these Seven Positions, he is the Perfect Spiritual Guide otherwise the Spiritual Guide is a Barber.

The writer [Faqeer Bahu May blessings and mercy of Allah be on him] says: No! No! People said wrong because even this Spiritual Guide is Imperfect and Incomplete and is of the Station of the Nasoor[he has no news of the Spiritual Station of Lahoot] and it is unlawful for him to take offerings and votives from his spiritual follower (Mureedain). Spiritual Guide Should be like him, which is the Spiritual Guide of the writer [ Faqeer Bahu may blessings and mercy of Allah be on him], that is, Spiritual Guide Hazrat Shah Muhyidden Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilaani May Allah sanctify his secret. And Peace. ——————–

If we examine this Quote carefully, we will come to a realisation of bitter truth which is that, many of us are in the hands of spiritually blind people thus are follower of fake guides or to say Mullah’s (religious teachers with absolutely no spiritual knowledge and enlightenment). Its because we had “never” used our intellect and acquired any knowledge on the matter before choosing and making a wise decision to choose a worthy spiritual guide (murshid) for to guide us in matter’s of our religious and daily life affairs, and hence to guide us on the straight path (aṣ-Ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm) which the Quran prescribed. The following hadith is note worthy and a reflection of the present state:

Ziyad ibn Labeed reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be a time when knowledge disappears.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, how can knowledge disappear when we read the Quran and we will teach it to our children until the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet said, “May your mother be bereft of you, Ziyad! I thought you were the wisest man in Medina. Do not these Jews and Christians read the Torah and the Gospel but they do not act upon what is in them?”

Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 4048

The hadith depicts a situation of the present where upon Muslims have neglected the practical side and hence the spiritual part of Islam within their lives. The Quran is read but it does not go beyond the throats and hence our hearts are spiritually dead.

Many of us not recognise, the divine book of Quran is beyond the scope of literal words, meanings and moral values, and in fact the Book if read by a person of clean spiritual heart it elevates him spiritually and increases in him god gifted knowledge by spiritual means. Further the Straight Path (al-Sirat al-Mustaqeem) which Quran refers to, is not just based upon outer understanding of Islam in words but in fact straight path refers to the spiritual path that’s lies in front of a person whose heart is alive spiritually and can perceive and travel the god created mysteries(worlds) that lie beyond the scope of this physical world. To travel on this spiritual path requires the guidance of a perfect spiritual guide.

In Conclusion, it has importantly been highlighted, the difference between a Fake Spiritual guide and True Spiritual Guide, as well as basic introduction to Islamic spirituality has been provided.

Book “Majalsa tul Nabi” Reference:

http://urdu.hazratsultanbahu.com/urdu/book-mn-28.php