Archive for January, 2015

Great Words of Inspiration

Posted: January 30, 2015 by kashmirsufis in Sacred Days

Follow the path of clarity, with evidence and cross vast deserts with zeal, seek lofty aims by exerting immense efforts, do not be lazy lest you will be abandoned. Be serious but do not go beyond limits, for those who overestimate never achieve, be a candle and do not be a destractor. ]Shaykh Ahmed Saad Al-Azhari[

‘Adabul Haqiqah according to the People of Completeness

Posted: January 30, 2015 by kashmirsufis in Sayings

Know that the adab in the Path of the People of Allah is a confirmation of piety and righteousness, it is a building block of all that is good and contains all of the maqam.
Whosoever denies adab, he is far from what he thinks he is close to. And he will be chased away from goodness.
Adab means to discipline one’s internal & external. One who is disciplined will be a discipliner (i.e. the blessed Prophets were disciplined by angel Jibril to discipline their ummah).
Adab is categorised into four: 1. Adabul shariah (adab that comes from Allah through revelation & inspiration – wahyu & ilham)
2. Adabul khidmah ( adab of service to the King, Allah. Adab that one has with Allah and His creations)
3. Adabul Haqq (adab with al-Haqq, the Truth. One accepts the truth without denying it, with adab. One should not be arrogant simply because of one’s age or position)
4. Adabul Haqiqah (controlling of one’s senses, the guarding of one’s breathing and being busy in pondering the creations of Allah.)
‘Al-Adab ma’rifatun al-nafs’ – the essence of adab is to know one’s self. The nafs is the root of ignorance, and ignorance is the reason that one leaves adab. One will never know one’s self with ignorance, it has to be supressed with pure knowledge.
Notes written by Sis Nur

HumairahBughyat al-Mustafid by Shaykh Ibn ‘Arabi al-Sa’ih, Chapter 2 (‘Adabul Haqiqah according to the People of Completeness’):

Awesome advice from Imam Al-Muhasibi’s Treatise For Seeker

Posted: January 30, 2015 by kashmirsufis in Sayings

You will not reach the level you anticipate except through persevering with what is displeasing to you.
Allah only elevates those who exert themselves. Allah does not give you “patience”, but places you in situations which allow you to inherit the qualities of patience; Allah does not give you “courage” but places you in situation where you have to act with bravery; and Allah does not give you a “rectified heart” but places you in tribulations that purify you.
Allah says: The Day when neither wealth nor children will be of any benefit, except for the one before Allah with a rectified heart.
How does one exert oneself towards the most valuable of actions of a purified heart? By opposing and striving against the whims of one’s own soul. Allah says: As for the one who fears the station of His Lord and guards his soul against its whims, Paradise will be his repose.
[Selections from Imam al-Muhasibi’s Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance – Imam Zaid Shakir]

Asalamu Alykum wa rehmatullahi wabarkatuhu

Allah with the name of the most gracious the most merciful

Today I am gonna talk about a very famous religious custom of Kashmir called “

“SASRAS”

. In fact both on different occasions are having different names but there are many widespread works of ahlus sunnah in those occasions. Providing before I will proceed let me tell you a few days ago in a cab I was listening a lecture from deviant who is well respected by youths of valley for his oral transmission and art of waaz khani, the so called mr MUSHTAQ VEERI, during unorthodox rains in valley people of ahlus sunnah in different parts of valley performed Sasras,even though I don’t know the meaning of this name but I believe its well according to guidance of Quran and sunnah and calling it act of biddah by veeri is an evidence that this guy is simply misguiding the people of Kashmir.

Acts during sas ras

1.people gather

2. Do niyaz of foodgrains

3. prepare food of commons.

4. do dhikr and salah

5. eat food

6 and do prayer to stop unseasonal rains and droughts

Although this act is not mandatory or obligatory, but it permissible you can say naful in its essence.  But how much its beneficial lets have a look according to quran and sunnah.

Quran says

Laiysa alaykum junah an takuloo jameeyan aw ashtata

Surah NOor v 61

You do not have any vices if you eat within gathering or independent

So there is nothing wrong if we consider Quran for this act like this so why to listen somebody who is not worthy to be followed.

Now lets discuss how beautiful this act is..

Gathering of people at any occasion is always an act which is liked by Allah and his beloved Massanger salllalalhu alahi wasalam. Probably this act has been done on qiyas of that hadith when suhabi Rasool sallalhu alahi wasalam asked holy prophet at an occasion to pray for rain,and from that hadith that hazrat umar radi allahu anhu asked for rain in front of many people at madinah by waseelah of hazrat abass radwanallahuma ajmayeen.

There are ahadith about it gathering and by the help of it:

Narrated by hazrat Ali ibn abi talib radi allahu anhu,

For me its very much important and favorable of  eating within gathering than to go to slave market and help a slave to be released (atargeeb wa tarheeb kitabus sadqaat )

Narrated by sumrah radi allahu anhu :rasoolullullah sallalahu alahi wasalm said:albarkatu fi salasa fil jamat wasureed wa sahoor.

Barkat is in three things: jamat sureed and sahoor

(tabrani in kabeer bayhaqi in shaubul imaan)

In another hadith prophet salllalhu alahi wasalam says: Allah love only that food on which there are many hands( by tabrani and abu yaala)

This is how much Allah like food in gathering

The next act is doing sadqa o niyaz of foodgrains

There are hundreds of ahadith about sadqa but I would like to quote only one hadith

Its reported in kanzul umaal Prophet salllahu alahi wasalam said

Asadqatu tamna o matatas soo (also reported in ahmad)

By sadqa very difficult death ran away

In another hadith prophet sallallahu alahi wasalam said by doing sadqa the 70 types of bhala means the unlikely occasions ran away (rawahu khateeb)

Now lets discuss third act

Preparing food for all is always a social service and above ahadith in the name of gathering have already helped us to know beauties of gathering and preparing food for common people and fuqara

Doing dhikr of Allah is always an act which is hasan and there are many verses of Quran in full and in ahadith which tells us the beauty and barakah in dhikr.

Eating food is and was never an act which is against islam and imaan anywhere. After that this gathering ask an imam to do pray for either to stop rain or to bestow with rain is nevertheless an act of sunnah by Rasoolullah.

Now the question arises if only  making dua is sufficient then why this Sas rus is important?

The answer is that these acts have many barakahs which have been already discussed above and if anybody want to know those barakahs can contact me. I will explain best things about it. This was going through my mind and helped me to answer these so called misguiding people veeri and his followers. If they are true to there knowledge that this is an act of biddah, please give details don’t widespread here and there.

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Abducted by the tribe of Banî Qayn, the young Zayd ibn Harithah was brought to the Ukaz Festival to be sold. Eventually buying him for four hundred dirhams was Hakim ibn Hizam, who then offered him to his aunt Khadijah RA. Upon seeing the young boy for the first time, the Blessed Prophet SAW said: “Had I been the owner of this slave I would have certainly emancipated him!” “In that case he is yours”, said Khadijah RA, hearing her husband’s words. The mercy of all worlds, the Noble Messenger SAW then immediately set him free from slavery. [Ibn Hishâm, Ibn Saad]
Agonized by the abduction of his son, Zayd’s father was in the meantime looking for him everywhere. After a long search, by some information passed on to him by the returning pilgrims, he found the traces of his son in Mecca, to where he immediately set out with his brother. Finding the Prophet SAW not long after, he informed the Prophet SAW of his intention to take his son back and of his willingness to pay the required ransom, appealing to him to be merciful and quoting a reasonable price. But the Blessed Prophet SAW had something else in mind. “Can we not find another solution for this?” he asked them. “What other solution is there?” they replied, thinking the only way for them to regain custody of Zayd would be through paying his ransom out of the slavery they supposed he was still in. “Let’s call Zayd here and leave him free to decide between me and you”, said the Messenger of Allah SAW. “If he chooses you, then you may take him without paying anything. But if he prefers me, you have to understand that by Allah, I can tell someone wanting to stay with me to leave!”
Both Zayd’s father and uncle were elated with the suggestion of the Prophet SAW, commending him for his kindness and generosity, confident that Zayd would choose them, after which they could leave Mecca with him without having to pay any ransom. The idea that he might choose to stay never crossed their minds. But the words of Zayd proved them wrong: “I swear by Allah, I will not prefer anyone over you! You are like a father and mother to me. My preference is to remain here with you.”
When his father and uncle showed their disappointmentsover his choice, Zayd said: “I have seen such extraordinary things from him that I could never possibly prefer anyone over him. I will never leave him.” Moved by Zayd’s loyalty, the Prophet SAW took him by the hand to the Kaabah where he proclaimed: “My fellow people! Bear witness that Zayd is now my son, he shall inherit me and I shall inherit him.” Zayd was thus officially adopted by the Prophet SAW. The great honor conferred upon the young Zayd was a reason for relief and happiness for both his father and uncle as they returned to their hometowns with their hearts at ease. [Ibn Hishâm, Ibn Saad]
Zayd’s brother Jabala ibn Hârithah RA narrates another version of the story: “I went to the Messenger of Allah SAW to ask him to send Zayd with me. ‘He is here. If he wants to go with you I will not stop him from doing so,’ he said. But Zayd did not accept my request, telling him: ‘I will never prefer anyone over you.’ Much later I understood that my brother Zayd had greater wisdom than I.” [Tirmidhî]
[The Prophet Muhammad Mustafa the Elect SAW – Osman Nûri Topbaş]