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Hazrat baba Hyder Reshi (rahimahumullah)

Posted: October 31, 2014 by kashmirsufis in AWLIYAE KASHMIR

Hazrat Shaikh Haider alias Baba Harde Rishi (rehmatullahe alaih)
Hazrat Baba Harde Rishi, whose real name was Haider, is buried at Anantnag (Islamabad) town in southern Kashmir and is held in great respect by both the local Muslims as well as the Pundits. He was born in a village near Anantnag in 909 A.H. in a poor family of hereditary iron-smiths (lohars). He is said to have received direct spiritual instruction from the Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him). He earned his own livelihood by razing sheep and tilling the land. Later, he came under the influence of Makhdum Shaikh Hamza Almakhdoomi and joined the Suhrawardi Sufi order. The story is told that when Makhdum Shaikh Hamza Makhdoomi went to Anantnag to meet him, Baba Harde Rishi offered him a cup full of milk, to suggest that his own heart was full with divine wisdom (ma’rifat-e-ilahi). Makhdum Shaikh Hamza responded by placing a rose petal in the cup, suggesting that although his spiritual training was complete, yet, according to the shari’at, he had to take initiation (bayt) from a spiritual master. Thereupon, Baba Harde Rishi gave Makhdum Shaikh Hamza the oath of allegiance and joined the Suhrawardi Sufi order. Although in this way, Rishism came to an end as an independent mystical order in Kashmir, it was able to exercise a powerful influence on Sufis of other orders, particularly the Suhrawardis. Several leading Sufis are said to have become Baba Harde’s disciples, and many of them adopted Rishi practices thereafter. In recognition of his high spiritual stature, Baba Haider Tulmuli, a leading disciple of Makhdum Sahib, referred to Baba Harde Rishi as the sultan-ul auliya, the ‘king of the friends of God’ (Khan, 1997: 148). Baba Daud Khaki, despite being akhalifa of Makhdum Sahib, sought allegiance in the Rishi order, and became a disciple of Baba Harde Rishi after Makhdum Sahib’s death (Khan, 1997: 155).
As a Rishi, Baba Harde strictly abstained from eating meat and garlic, but he did so only once, after becoming a disciple of Makhdum Shaikh Hamza, in order to abide by the sunnat (practice) of the Prophet Muhammad. The Baba is said to have played a principal role in the spread of Islam in the Anantnag area and also to have constructed numerous mosques, rest-houses and ponds and to have planted several fruit-bearing trees (Rishi, n.d.: 169-82). He earned his own livelihood by tilling fields, and instructed his disciples that if they did not have the strength to do much they should at least cultivate the area the size of his prayer-carpet every day. He breathed his last on 1 Zul Qada, 982 A.H.. His annual festival or ‘urs is held on this day every year, and for several days before and after this day both the Hindus as well as the Muslims of Anantnag abstain from eating meat.


In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
All praise to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. And salutations and greetings upon our master Muhammad and upon his family and companions.
I intend to study and teach, take and give a reminder, take and give benefit, take and give advantage, to encourage the holding fast to the book of Allah and the way of his messenger, and calling to guidance and directing towards good hoping for the countenance of Allah and His pleasure, proximity and reward, transcendent is He.
Rahma of Allah…mercy of Allah (Exalted is He) is perfuse and celestial!
It is earthly causes that bring about the mercy of Allah (Exalted is He), such as gatherings of remembrance, Quran recitation, remembrance of The Prophet (upon him be peace), general remembrance, having presence of state of heart and mind and so forth.
Those who enter gatherings will have a special type of mercy envelop them due to their special type of remembrance.
Different types of remembrance will receive a special type of mercy, it is said ‘they are a people where their companions with them will not be evil’ Meaning those who sit with
them in remembrance.
That which descends by the remembrance of Prophet (upon him be peace) is different from that other than that.
Mercy descends on the soul and the body. The nature of mercy is dependent on the nature of the soul it descends on.
The gifts of Allah (Exalted is He) are not barred from anybody, Allah (Exalted is He) gives to all.
The gifts take residence in the hearts of men; they are related to the nature of the souls and
hearts of the receiver.
The gifts Allah gives are related to the Messenger (upon him be peace); remembrance of him on this night and during the day.
All of us have a portion on Friday that Allah (Exalted is He) gives to us, especially on the night of Friday.
On Friday night the sustenance of the Prophet (upon him be peace) flows profusely.
*Oh Allah make our portion profuse from the rahma of the Prophet and from his compassion, may Allah increase us in desire, love and connection of the Prophet.*Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
Gatherings of knowledge are articulations that stem from our soul to the Messenger (upon him be peace). A direct connection.
He is alive in the grave, the intimidate realm and we speak unto him in that realm with the
tongues of our mouth and the tongues of our soul.
This night whoever practices 5 sunnah acts, Allah (Exalted is He) will give them a special type of His bounty, variant gifts will Allah (Exalted is He) but special on this night (sorry I only took down the first two):
1. Surah Kahf (reciting it)
2. Making the intention for Jummah, and the one who makes this intention and performs ghusl not to only cleanse his body but also to cleanse him eternally is a sunnah. Humans are earthly and the soul, the soul is not buried or nourished by earth, the soul is
nourished and washed when the physical is washed and nourished but only by sincere intention. The soul is nourished through remembrance, though the Book of Allah and fragranced inwardly and illuminated like it on the outward. At death when the believers’ soul ascends, a light emanates unlike the death of the disbeliever. The souls are nourished in remembrance of the Prophet (upon him be peace), it inclines to him with increased knowledge of him. Souls have become heedless due to becoming imprisoned in bodies, souls that know him are proximate to him. The Qasaid remind the soul of its original love of Allah (Exalted is He) and His Messenger (upon him peace), but in the dunya (the world) obstacles have come in its way, fleeting objects that have
distracted its love away from Allah (Exalted is He) and the Prophet (upon him be peace). The love of righteous deeds, righteous believers, and love of the Messenger (upon him be peace) is a sign of Allah’s love for his servant. A person will love a believer, someone who is close to Allah and on His path until the veils will be removed to uncover that his love wasn’t solely for the man of God but rather it was love for Allah (Exalted is He) and His Messenger (upon him be peace).
‘Oh Allah! Allow us to love you, allow us to love those who love you and allow
us to love that which facilitate your love.’Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
If the Prophet (upon him be peace) had not taught us how to make this supplication then the door to the love of Allah (Exalted is He) would have been
firmly shut, through this great dua the Prophet (upon him be peace) has given us permission to go unto Allah (Exalted is He) requesting His love, the Prophet (upon him be peace) didn’t say, ‘say this dua once, twice or 100 times’ but say it continuously, the more we beseech Allah (Exalted is He) with this, the more proximate the reality becomes, ‘Our Lord listens and gives, His store houses are full, it never declines but increases.’The first degree is for someone to have a desire for this and seek it from Allah (Exalted is He), the beautiful thing is that Allah (Exalted is He) has placed these gifts in His store house and He (Exalted is He) has given the key to these store houses and placed them in the hands of every single Muslim. These keys are not made out of gold or silver but they are duas placed in our hands.
We ask Allah (Exalted is He) for every good that His knowledge has encompassed and we seek refuge with Allah (Exalted is He) from every evil His knowledge has encompassed. May Allah (Exalted is He) construct us with wellbeing and obedience, may He (Exalted is He) clothe the hearts with love of Him and His Messenger, may He (Exalted is He) clothe our souls with gnosis and our secrets with endeavor such that we worship Allah (Exalted is He) as we see Him, may we live eternally with the light of al Mustafa and with felicity in this life until the day we meet Him and our Beloved (upon him be peace) and those from the Muslims who say la ilaha illallah.
Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen.
(Taken from Habib Kadhim’s reminder on the Trodden Path Retreat 1432/2011 on the blessings of the night of Friday)

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One of Secret Virtues of Sending Blessings

Posted: October 28, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Sayings

When you send one blessing upon the messenger ﷺ, Allah sends 10 upon you. When you send one upon his ﷺ family, Allah sends 10 upon yours.
-Shaykh Alaeddin Elbakri
For those who are having problems with their families, or their friends, increase in your prayers upon the messenger ﷺ. Send peace and blessings upon him ﷺ, his family, and his companions. Whether you have a family member who is oppressive/hurtful, or a sick parent, child, or sibling, increase your blessings upon the prophet and his family. In jurisprudence, only two acts are accepted regardless of intention: qur’an and blessings upon the messenger ﷺ. There are those who don’t even mention salutations when mentioning his blessed name, and they are considered the most miserly of people (per the hadith), for they lose out on the countless blessings they can give themselves and to their families. May we be of those who never stop remembering him ﷺ in heart and on our lips. As Shaykh Hamza Yusuf said: “One of the qualities of people who send alot of prayers upon the prophet ﷺ is that they are always happy.”
Be happy.
Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbibi wa sallim.
Via Sidi Kamran Haikal

Erase thy entity

Posted: October 27, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Kalam e Sheikhulalam

Aadame Zinde Mar Ha Naa’daanou
Ze Kath Bar Nai Toath
Ma’rith Ne’nai Wadaanou
Ken’h’cxhan Pat’e Ken’h’cxhan Broanth
Erase thy entity when robust thou art o, ignorant me!
In token love thou hath been at birth.
With wetted up lashes wilt thou be carried at death.
Leading to some and lagging to others.

Love and Yearning – Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf

Posted: October 27, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Sayings

Love and Yearning – Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf.

His ancestors were the descendants of Sultan Kwaja Ahamd Yesvi, fifteenth offspring of Hazrat Imam Azam (RA). His grandfather Muhammad Quli Khan migrated from Tashqand to Badakhshan and then moved down to Delhi. Muhammad Quli Khan became the governor of Kashmir from 999 to 1010 Hijra (1590 to 1601 A.D) during the reign of Akbar. He died in Srinagar and is buried in the vicinity of Sangin Darwaza, outside the wall of the Naagar Narar fort. Muhammad Quli Khan’s son Mirza Adil Beg Khan settled in Kashmir. Adil was esteemed in Shah Jhan’s times. The youngest son of Adil Khan was born in 1644 A.D.(1054 Hijri). Shah Jahan happened to be in Kashmir at that time and the Mughal king named the baby as Kamil Beg Khan. The Mirza’s education was entrusted to Allma Abul Fath Kallu Kalashpuri. Rescinding all royal privileges, he became a disciple of Khawaja Habib ul Lah Nowsheri (R.A) at a tender age of twelve years.
Akmal authored Bahrul Irfan in four volumes consisting of 80,000 couplets following the Masnavi of Moulana Jalal ud Din Rumi (RA). He says that he wished to write a masnavi and he saw Khawaja Farid ud Din Attar (R.) with a book in his hand. Akmal asked him about the book and Attar replied that this was his Bahrul Irfan, reciting five couplets from it. As he woke up, he found the five recited couplets well memorized. During the course of compiling the masnavi Akmal says he saw Moulan Jalal ud din Rumi and Farid ud din Attar. He further says that he experience wajd as the two introduced themselves to him. As he recovered, he recited the following verse:
Az muridani Shiekh Attaram
Istianant az Moulvi Darm
He is a murid of Sheikh Attar and he solicited aid from Moulana Rumi
Besides a Qasdia Mukhbirul Asrar, comprising three hundred couplets and some books are attributed to the sufi. The chief features of Akmal’s poetry are that his examples, similes, metaphors, stories and references are indigenous. He left for heavenly abode in 1718AD (1132 Hijri) and his tomb is at Hawal, Srinagar.
Akmaluddin yaqeen hamen dard
Mazhabsh wahdat ast we yaktaie
(Akaml ud Din has the firm belief that the religion (of Allah) is monotheism and unity.
(The author is a Senior Lecturer in the education department. Reach him
at bashirdar 11 @