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Hazrat Sharaf-ud-din Abdul Rehman Bulbul Shah laid foundation of Sufi culture of Kashmir in the year 1320 A.D. In the valley of Kashmir persons, who established through their actions and precepts,captivated the hearts of the people, called them to the true Religion and filled the hearts with the light of monotheism, faith, and devotion, Bulbul Shah stands taller among them. People called him with the appellation of the nightingale of Kashmir. Bulbul Shah sought allegiance to the renowned saint, Shah Nemat-Ullah Farisi Shirazi, of the Suharawardy Order who, in turn, looked to Zia Uddin-Ul-Najeeb Abdul Qahiri. Hazrat Syed Bulbul Shah was a great scholar, a man of letters, and a theologian. Besides, he had reached the lovely end in intrinsic and spiritual learning. He illuminated thedarkness of the hearts with the torch of the faith.
Hazrat Ahmad Sahab Macham Sirindi Abdaal (R.A) of Sheri Bhat Srinagar leads the way of Mujadidia Sirhindi order in the valley. This array has been derived from the official head of Naqashbandia order Hazrat Moien-ad-din Naqashbandi (R.A) to Hazrat Mujadid Alif-i- Sani (R.A) whose Astan-i- Aalia is in Sirhind Srief Punjab. Ahmad Sahab Macham Abdaal (R.A.) lived before 140 years at Sher-i- Bhat Alamgari Bazar. Ahmad Sahab Abdaal had 29 disciples; the well-known among them are Jenab Abdul Wahab Sahab of Khrew Shaar, born in 19th century , a blacksmith by profession, he has projected mysticism in his poetry. His “ MachTuler” and “ Meraj Nama” are considered his best poetic creations
Jinab Adul Rehman Bhat of Khrew, Jinab Abdul Rehman Lone of Khrew , Mir Gaffar of Kawdara and Jinab Waza Mehmood of Shore Gari Mohalla Nawabazar. Among them was a lady disciple namely Rehmat Ded of Theed Harwan, She used to present pure milk to his Master and one day WahabSahab asked to his Master about Remat Ded’s spiritual status , Ahmad Sahab shocked Wahab Sahab by opening his inner eye that could see the valid position of Rehmat Ded in Darbari Risalat(SAW)

It is believed that during Ahmad Sahab Macham Sirhindi Abdaal’s (RA) infancy, a Qalander appeared in front of his house and uttered something in a language that was unknown to his mother, but she only heard and understood“Ahmad, Ahmad”. She immediately brought his son before the Qalander who spat several times into his mouth.
Hazrat Ahmad Sahab Macham Sirindi Abdaal’s (R.A)mother failed to find the Qalander anywhere from that day and the Qalander was none but Mujadid Alif-i- Sani (R.A) who blessed the Infant by the nectar of Haq. In Sirhind Sharief Punjab, a street namely Macham Gali where his Master used to live and owing to this street Ahmad Sahab got the title Macham. In this regard one more story is coupled with evident that is during Ahamd Shab;s time manysufi saints of the same name were his contemporaries who had already put on view their presence in terms of Knowledge and miracles. Ahmad Sahab prepared a dish popularly known as Macham by virtue of his mystic power, the ingredients in the pot were cooked and as such the dish afterwards became popularly was named as Macham( Cooked rice with sugar and Ghee) and Ahmad Sahab got his Title Macham.
A Sufi considers all prophets and sages, not as many individuals, but as the one embodiment of God’s pure consciousness or the manifestation of divine wisdom, appearing on earth for the awakening of man from his sleep of ignorance, in different names and forms. Just as one’s own sub-consciousness would awaken one at a certain time, in the same way the consciousness of God is the agency for awakening His manifestation, projecting itself through different names and forms to accomplish His desire of being known. All these causes of wisdom are the manifestation of the one cause, Haq.
The first Astan-i- Aalia of Ahmad Sahab was built by Mir Gaffar, Mahad Sahab Bhat of Alamgari Bazaralong with Wahab Sahab. It was a simple structure and later it was reconstructed by Lal- Sahab. Waza sahab’s family and Thatroo family of Alamgari Bazar assisted Lal-Sahab in completion of the structure, and then it was modified in the year 2000under the supervision of Jinab Mir Hassan Haseen Subla , a Sufi poet who in his verses has mentioned “ PEER SHUBAN SHERI BHATNI WANA LOLO, 13 SHABAN NOUN CHEU AYAN LOLO” and Gulam Qadir Thatroo of Almagari Bazar.
Jinab Mir Hassan Haseen Subla first time introduced the Majlis of Katmat at Amad Sahab’s Astan-i- Aalia.People from all quarters used to come to participate on 13th and 29th of every Islamic calendar month. The people attending Majlis belong to different sects and as such a brotherhoodand common understanding among different factions of people has been a specialty at Ahmad Sahab’s Astan-i- Aalia
The shrine was gutted into ashes in 2005 and after that the shrine was reconstructed by Waqaf Board.
It is believed that Ahmad Sahab during his life time was in a habit to pay a visit to
Jinab Sheikh Abdul Saboor Sahab whose shrine is at Sathu Barbarshah Habakadal Srinagar Kashmir. The saint was a contemporary to Jenab Sultan-ul- Arifeen Hazrat Sheikh Hamzah Makhdoomi (R.A). There is no evidence as such whether Jenab Sheikh Saboor sahab was Murshid of Jenab Ahmad Sahab, but according to some sources Ahmad Sahab was associated with the saint by somehow.
Ahmad Sahab (R. A) Passed away on 13th Shaban in 1292 and spend his last days of life in the house of Gaffar Qawadari and later buried at Sheri Bhat Alamgari Bazar, where every year people throughout valley come to pay homage, especially form Khrew Shar where his famous disciple Jenab Wahab Sahab used to live. Ahmad Sahab’s two famous disciples are still remembered by the people for their powerful mystic poetry. Jenab Wahab Sahab has in particular mentioned in his poems the state of his Master.


SHAYKHULISLAM hazrat Baba dawood Khaki (rehmatullahealaih)

Posted: December 21, 2012 by kashmirsufis in Kashmiri stuff

The renowned Islamic Mujtahid Imam Mohammad Ghazali refers in his world known treatise Kimiya-i S’adat that it is the indication of Allah’s love for a person that He opens the doors of wisdom to him. The quote suits the well known medieval scholar and Sufi Shiekh Baba Daud Khaki well. He was born in Srinagar in 928 Hijra corresponding to 1521 A.D. Tarikh Hassan mentions his place of birthas Kalashpora whereas a modern writer has identified it as Nowpora, adding that the present progeny of the great saint lived in the same locality. His father was Shiekh Hasan Ganai, a well known Khattat or scribe. G M D Sufi mentions that “the word Ganai comes from gan meaning a pen and the writer is, therefore, called the ganai as he uses the pen. The title of Ganai is believed to havebeen conferred, in Kashmir, on Baba Usamn Uchchap by BudShah, at whose burial the Sultan is said to have been present. Though Shiekh Daud lost his parents in the early childhood, yet he was destined to receive education from veteran religious luminaries like Allama Razi-ud Din, Mulla Baseer Khandabhawani, and Shams-ud-din Paul. Besides, by the grace of Allah, he had the qualities of head and heart. As a scholar he had no paralleland nobody could match his scholarship. It is interesting to note that most of the Sufis of the medieval times were first the religious luminaries before turning to Sufism. May be the instance of Khawja Nizamu-ud din Auliya(RA), Hazrat Mehboob ul Alam Shiekh Hamza Makhdoom(RA), Sheikh Yaqoob Sarfi (RA), or Shah Qasim Haqani (RA), almost all of them were well versed with thereligious tenets. This is in contrast to the modern scenario wherein some of those who claim to be Sufis but devoid of the knowledge of the shariat. These revered Sufis opened the doors of the house of Shariat, tread the path of Sufism (Tariaqat) to reach the zenith of the Maurfat, and they were successful in finding the ultimate Truth (Haqiqat). It was their experiences that led them to the vistas of Tasawuf.
He was engaged in the royal services as the tutor of Sultan Nazak Shah’s son. He gave up services and became a murid (disciple) of Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom, who bestowed him a Khirqa in the Suharvardi Silsilah. He became of the seven glittering stars who groomed under the blessed tutelage of Shiekh Hamza Makhdoom. These sevenSufis besides Shikh Daud included Mir Hyder Tulmuli, Khawaj Hasan Qari, Khawaja Ishaq Qari, Mulla Ahmad Chagli. Besides he also sought the blessings of Syed Ahmad Kirmani (RA), Moulana Shiekh Ahmad Qari (RA), Baba Hardi Reshi. Soliciting the guidance of Mir Ismail Shami, he became enrolled in the Qadri Silsilah (Order).
Sheikh Daud became instrumental in guiding thousands of Kashmiris to the right path. He has been rightly called the Imam Azami Sani. He guided the desirous ones to the stages of spiritual domain and had a number of disciples. The chief among them may be mentioned Haji Daud Balkhi, Mir Nazuk Qadri, Khawja Zain ud Din Rainawari. He travelled far and wide in the valley, relieving people of evils and myths. He breathed his last on 3rd of Safar 994 Hijra (1585 AD). Initially he was buried in Islamabad but later his mortal remains were shifted to the shrine of his Murshid Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom at Kohi Maran.

Sheikh Daud had Khaki as his pen name though some assert that abdicating the royal riches and dashing the noble status along with his wishes to the ground (Khak) entitled him to be Khaki. As a profile writer he has to his credit many works of repute. These include Virdul Murideen, Dastoorul Salikeen, Qasida Jalalia, Qasida Lammiya,. His excellence in the religious scholarship may be judged from the fact that, in his Virdul Murideen, he has quoted from over two hundred religious works. Virdul Murideen, still recited in the Khanqhas and Masajid (mosques) of Kashmir on occasions, is a compilation of 1362 verses in honour (manaqib) of his spiritual preceptor HazratMehboob ul Alam Shiekh Hamza Makhdoom(RA). Dastoorul Salikeen is the commentary of the VirdulMurideen. Besides the significance these works carry in the religious and spiritual circles, they serve an important hagiographic source for the contemporary Kashmir. Dr Ishaq Khan says that “Sufi literature does not merely hold a fascination for seekers after the Truth because of its appeal to
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Posted: December 21, 2012 by kashmirsufis in Sacred Days

First Kalima La-ilaaha-il-Allahu-Muhammadur-Rasool.


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Posted: December 9, 2012 by kashmirsufis in Kalam e Sheikhulalam

You should have likelihood with the righteous people. Such like good people always are attentive toward their centre of hopes (Qibla for muslims).
You should spend your days & nights along with the most righteous. It is like that you achieve good out of good (like high quality of rice).
Never be accompanied with the wretched ones. It is like that you are in the kitchen where all dirty vessels remain.
Translation from Alchemy Of Light:-
Always opt for the company of men- unvile.
Aromatic wilt thou be like morter imbibing flavour rebuff associations-vile.
Else ! Tarnished wilt thou be as carbon black.