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. Continue reading

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Laylatul Qadr 27 Ramadan 1440 night of May 31-June 1, 2019

Are we looking for laylat al Qadr in these 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.”

Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee

And Allah (SWT) says in Quran Sharif:

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنذِرِينَ – 44:3

Inna anzalnaa -hu fe laylah mubaarakah Inna kunnaa mundhiren

We revealed this Quran in a blessed night (Laylat al-Qadr); for We wanted to forewarn mankind.

فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ – 44:4

fe -haa yufraq kull ‘amr h.akem

In that night every matter is decided wisely

The Holy Quran, 44:3-4

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:

“Every action is based on the intention (behind it), and everyone shall have what he intended.”

What is our intention for our life? Are we not servants of Allah (swt)? Do we not have as our deepest intention to worship him and to follow the sunnah of our beloved prophet (saw)?

Are we taking advantage of this night? What is our intention? Is our intention to gain in our knowledge and our wisdom? What are we doing in our lives to achieve this?

Remember that Ramadan is so essential to our deen it is one of the most basic parts. One of the pillars that holds up the whole rest of the deen. Without the pillars there is nothing. But without our own intention we cannot benefit from this holy time.

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21st Ramadhan Urs Hazrat Ali, 40AH/661AD

Hazrat Ali (ra)

Imam Ali (ra) was the cousin of Rasul Allah (saw) and married his (saw) daughter Fatima (ra). They had two sons, Hassan and Hussein, and two daughters Zainab and Umm Kulthum, a third son, Mohsin, died during childhood. May Allah (swt) be pleased with them all. He (ra) was the fourth Caliph of Islam in the Sunni tradition and the first Imam of the Shi’a tradition. There is so much that can be said about Hazrat Ali, that I will leave it to one wonderful story about his mathematical genius and his kind way of settling problems. Continue reading

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Get ready for the last ten days of Ramadan – Freedom

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

As salaam alaykum!

Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said,

“If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.”

(Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani)

Image result for last ten days of ramadanThe last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. They are the most blessed days in the holy month of Ramadan, the month the Holy Qur’an was revealed. Although Prophet Muhammad (saw) was promised Paradise, Continue reading

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18th Ramadhan Urs Hazrat Khwaja Nasir Uddin Chiragh Delhvi, 1356 AD

Nasir Uddin Dehlvi

Hazrat Nasiruddin Mahmud Chirag-e-Delhi (ca 1274-1356) was a 14th century mystic-poet and a Sufi Saint of Chishti Order. He was a murid (disciple) of noted Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, and later khalifa, his successor. He was the last important Sufi of Chishti Order from Delhi. Continue reading

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