Eid Khutbah – Ramadhan 1441 Journey in Love

Eid Mubarak!

As-Salaam alaykum wa rahma tu’ala wa barakatu. Eid Mubarak! Allahu Akbar – Allahu Akbar – Allahu Akbar wa lillah ilhamd!

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29th Ramadhan Urs Shaikh Salim Chishti, Fateh pur Sikri, India 979AH

Dargha of Shaikh Salim Chishti (ra)

Salim Chishti was a greatly revered Sufi Mystic who, it was thought by many, could perform miracles. The Mughal Emperor Akbar-e-Azam went to the shrine of Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani, but on his travels, had received inspiration to go to see Salim Chishti. Akbar came to the holy man’s camp, deep in the desert, seeking a male heir to his throne. Salim Chishti blessed Akbar, and soon the first of three sons was born to him. He named his first son Salim (later emperor Jahangir, named after the Famous Sufi Saint Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani) in honor of Salim Chishti.

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28th Ramadhan Urs Hazrat Khadim Hasan, Gudri Shah Baba III, Usmani Chilla, Ana Sagar, Ajmer, India,1970CE

Mazar at Usmani Chillah, Ana Sagar, Ajmer, India

Hazrat Nawab Mohammad Khadim Hasan Shah Sahib, also known as Nawab Gudri Shah Baba, seemed to have been destined from an early age to be the outstanding Sufi saint he was. He was born in Moradabad, India on the 4th Jumada’ Thani 1312 A.H. (Dec. 3, 1894). He was interested in Sufism from an early age and preferred the company of dervishes. Thus after becoming the disciple of Hazrat Qazi Gudri Shah Baba of Ajmer, he left all behin…d and resettled in Ajmer in the company of his spiritual guide whose spiritual successor he became in later years. Thus he became heir to the Gudri Shahi Sufi Order.

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Laylatul Qadr Khayrumin Alfi Shahr

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Laylatul Qadr Ramadan 1441

Are we looking for laylat al Qadr in these last ten days? Tradition says that we should look for it on the odd nights during the last ten days.

Remember that a wife of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked him what prayers she should say on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) if she knew which night it was. The Prophet told her to say: “O God, Thou art forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me.”

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