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Urs of Sheikh Dawood (RA), an annual event of significance falls in the month of Rajab in Hijri lunar calendar. It is highly placed in the chain of events that mark the reverence in which Kashmiris hold their Sufi saints. Known as Resh-we’r (abode of Rishis) Kashmir from north to south is dotted with mausoleums of imminent Sufi saints. Their Urs—annual commemoration dots the calendar and is remembered by high and low, literate and illiterate, even house wives otherwise busy in daily chores keep track.

 

At the very top is Urs-e-Nabi (pbuh) in Rabi-ul-Awal followed by Urs Dastageer Saab, Urs Makhdoom Saab, Urs Naqshbandi Saab, and the Urs of the patron of Kashmir Sufi saints—Sheikh Noor-un-Din Noorani (RA). There are others in various corridors—Baba Shukur-ud-Din Saab atop a hillock overlooking Wular Lake, Baba Reshi Saab uphill on the road to Gulmarg, Hussain Mantaki Saab on national highway, Zain Shah Saab on the way to picturesque Phalgam. The name—Resh we’r is thus well earned.

In Resh-we’r, Rishis had spiritual guides (Murshid) following the tradition; Sheikh Dawood (RA) was guided by Hazrat Ad’Rishi (RA) as recorded in Tarikh-e-Kabir.  However initially he sought a teacher—Kh. Yusuf Katju, who ultimately led him to his spiritual guide. Murshid of Ad’Rishi (RA) was Hazrat Baba Hardh’e Reshi (Resh-e-mool of Islamabad) whose Murshid was Hazrat Hamza Makhdoom (RA). Makhdoom Saab carries the distinction of being guided by Hazrat Jamal-ud-Din Bukhari (RA). In the Sufi realm, the belief holds that Hazrat Jamal-ud-Din Bukhari (RA) was appointed to train Sultan-al-Arifeen by the Holy Prophet (pbuh). Sheikh Dawood (RA) thus followed a significant Sufi trail.

In an outer locality of capital city, Srinagar, is the mausoleum of Sheikh Dawood (RA). The locality is named after the saint—Batmaloo, a combine of inner settlements (Mohallas’ in vernacular). Before the advent of the saint the locality was called Wud’yar’wun, a part of Ramalna Pargana (agricultural division). The revered saint-Sheikh Dawood (RA) earned his alias Bat’e’mool/Bat’h’mool on two varied counts. One, he was believed to have been a great protector of Battas’ (Kashmiri Pundits) hence was called Bat’e’mool (father or patron of Battas’). Two, he was from a family of agriculturists and would distribute Bat’h (rice) to every passer-by, and as nature would have it, never ever was shortage encountered. Hence, he earned the alias Bat’h’mool ( provider of rice).

It is recorded in Tarikh-e-Kabir that Sheikh Dawood (RA) belonged to a family of agriculturists. He was son of Sheikh Shingl’e Bhat. Originally a pandit, Shingl’e Bhat embraced Islam. He was a rich agriculturist; Sheikh Dawood (RA) inherited agricultural holdings.  Besides pursuit of spiritual knowledge remained his forte. It is related that even though he was Ummi (illiterate) as far as worldly knowledge goes, he was otherwise well-versed in spiritual knowledge. Called Ilm-e-Ludni (inner knowledge) it reveals secrets of the self, a realm of knowledge, rishi’s of Kashmir and Sufi saints were well versed with. And acquiring the knowledge and providing guidance to masses led to spiritual richness of Kashmir. Sheikh Dawood (RA) holds a significant contribution in spiritual enlightening of Kashmir.

Vis-e-vis the alias–Bat’h’mool, Tarikh-e-Hasan, a Persian chronicle of Kashmir’s history records (volume: 3, page: 358) that Bat’h’mool would prepare soft form of rice (Wugr’e in Kashmiri) in what in vernacular is called (Daigh—a big utensil). He would keep it on the bridge in the locality he lived in, and ask every hungry passer-by to take it. It would be served with (Saag: Green leafy vegetable) and (Lassi: butter-milk). For his endearing endeavour, he was called Bat’h’mool. And, this is the name, he is remembered with. Tarikh-e-Kabir records that he served meals to hungry during famine.

Tarikh-e-Hasan also records his patronage of Kashmiri pandits. As Bat’e’mool (patron of pandits) he is revered for his  cosmopolitan approach and inter-faith understanding. He shared the much needed trait with other Sufi saints of Kashmir. High degree of tolerance and inter-faith understanding has been a common vein of Sufi saints. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA) and Lal Ded institutionalized it; their poetic notes censor religious bigotry. Bat’e’mool took it to extremes by standing-up as their protector.

Historical narratives concur that he left for his heavenly abode on 21st of Rajab as per Hijri calendar, the year being 1070 A.H. It coincides with Baisakh, which heralds the spring, harbinger of agricultural season. While the Urs is dated on 24th of lunar month, prayer starts three days before on 21st of Rajab, and continue three days after the date of Urs. During these days devotees refrain from touching meat products in deference to the saint, who lived on frugal vegetarian diet. It is related that Urs became a routine after Governor Abdullah Khan issued instructions.

Sheikh Dawood (RA) lies buried in the dwelling; he lived in, with his family and disciples.  In the dwelling, he had constructed a mosque, a khanqah (Sufi dwelling—a place of prayer) and a pond in his lifetime. His name and fame spread and ultimately the locality he lived in, and where his mausoleum is located bore his name.  The name survives over last four centuries.

Tarik-e-Kabir carries the poetic note of his death:

Saal Tarikh Wafatesh Hatfi

Daad’h Ilhami Mara Az Bahr’Unn

Sheikh Momin Ba’Sur Ikhlas Guft,

Bat’h’mool Kard Mawe Dur Jinan

The narrator conveyed on his death

What an inner-voice revealed about him

Said the sacred Sheikh said with reverence

Bat’h’mool’s chosen abode is paradise!

Yaar Zinda, Sohbat Baqi [Reunion is subordinate to survival]

(Author is doctor in medicine, a social activist, and a senior columnist)y

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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)

“One who learns hadith but not fiqh is like a chemist who makes remedies but doesn’t know what they can cure.” ~ Imam Abu Hanifa

“Yemi wati pakaan soan Sardaarﷺ
Temi wati yiwaan mushik’in daar
Mushik seeth parznov Rauz-e-Mahshar
Kyah chu soan mushik-daar paygambarﷺ.”
– A Kashmiri Naat Shareef
(Through whichever way our Masterﷺ walks
The whole path becomes fragrant due to himﷺ
On the day of reckoning we will recognize him from his fragrance
See the grandeur of our fragrant Nabiﷺ)
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“When RasoolAllahﷺ walked down a road, anyone who happened to pass
along the same road knew RasoolAllahﷺ had been there due to hisﷺ fragrance.”
Khasaais Al-Kubra : Imaam Jalal-ud-din Suyuti, v.1, p.142

Malice against Sufis is Malice against Ahlul Bayt and a way to hell fire.

Sidi Ahmad Ibn ‘Ajiba al-Hasani (radiya Allah ‘anhu) said in al-Mabahith al-Asliyya (p. 10):
The conditions of spiritual wayfaring are eight:
1. To possess a sound intention,
2. To possess unmitigated truthfulness,
3. To possess well pleasing manners,
4. To possess purified states,
5. To safeguard the sanctity of one’s Shaykh,
6. To serve others with excellence,
7. To elevate one’s spiritual resolve and
8. To see one’s spiritual tasks to completion.
Its proprieties [adab] are five:
1. To shun blameworthy qualities,
2. To possess humility and brokenness,
3. To strive in preferring others over one’s self,
4. To keep the company of the pious gnostics and
5. To exert one’s self in obedience and invocation.


I have left men utterly, out of love for you, And orphaned my children, that I might behold You Though, You dismemebered me for love’s sake limb by limb, Yet would my heart yearn for none besides You Overlook the faults of a weakling who is come to You If he has disobeyed You, O Vigilant Master, Yet he has never bowed down to another besides You, O Lord, Your ill-obeying slave has come to you, Admitting his sins, though he has prayed to You Should You forgive, it well befits You, And if You reject, who should show mercy besides You?
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