Archive for July, 2012

Wonderful Sufi Tradition in Kashmir Lastupdate:- Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT GreaterKashmir.com

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Wonderful Sufi Tradition in Kashmir

The ecology of religion with special reference to Sufi Saint-Mulla Shah Badakhshi, in Kashmir.

by: MUMTAZ AHMAD NUMANI

Briefly and purposefully, this article has been written to fulfil the task of bringing some new points in light. It will show a tendency of bringing an attention of scholars working on Sufism that much of the scholarly writings of Mulla Shah and writings penned on him are yet to be explored at length. In short, this article will serve the motive to shed light on the ecology of religion with special reference to Sufi Saint Mulla Shah Badakhshi, in Kashmir.

Kashmir constitutes, demonstrates and reflects a special area in the history of Islam. Islam in Kashmir was introduced by Muslim missionaries and Sufis. Since the Sufis from Central Asia began to pour into the picturesque valley, Kashmir became widely known, a valley which is full of Pirs and Sufi Saints—Rish Waer or Pir Waer– a name given to it by its locals. Among the various Sufi Silsilahs (Orders), even if, Qadiri Silsilah poured late in Kashmir, yet it received a deep reverence and to this end, it achieved a wider acceptance in the valley. Even Mughals, like Shahjahan, Dara Shukoh, Jahan Ara and several other courtiers of the Imperial court were deeply devoted to the famous Qadiri Sufi Saint Mulla Shah Badakhshi, in Kashmir.

Shah Muhammad, known as Mulla Shah Badakhshi…

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Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #40

Sunday, July 8th, 2012


Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “If any one of you improve (follows strictly) his Islamic religion then his good deeds will be rewarded ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed and a bad deed will be recorded as it is.”


 

Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #39

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Narrated Al-Bara’ (bin ‘Azib): When the Prophet came to Medina, he stayed first with his grandfathers or maternal uncles from Ansar. He offered his prayers facing Baitul-Maqdis (Jerusalem) for sixteen or seventeen months, but he wished that he could pray facing the Ka’ba (at Mecca). The first prayer which he offered facing the Ka’ba was the ‘Asr prayer in the company of some people. Then one of those who had offered that prayer with him came out and passed by some people in a mosque who were bowing during their prayers (facing Jerusalem). He said addressing them, “By Allah, I testify that I have prayed with Allah’s Apostle facing Mecca (Ka’ba).’ Hearing that, those people changed their direction towards the Ka’ba immediately. Jews and the people of the scriptures used to be pleased to see the Prophet facing Jerusalem in prayers but when he changed his direction towards the Ka’ba, during the prayers, they disapproved of it. Al-Bara’ added, “Before we changed our direction towards the Ka’ba (Mecca) in prayers, some Muslims had died or had been killed and we did not know what to say about them (regarding their prayers.) Allah then revealed: And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. the prayers of those Muslims were valid).’ ” (2:143).


 

Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #38

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.”


 

Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #37

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.”