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					About Shrine of Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Samnani RA
Ashraf Jahangir Semnani was a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad's
daughter Fatimah, through her son Husayn ibn Ali and his great grandson
Ja'far al-Sadiq. His father was Syed Ibrahim Noor Bakshi. In 765 Hijri
(1364 CE) he nominated his nephew Abd-ul-Razzaq Nur-ul-Ayn to be his
successor.

Sultan Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Jehangir Simnani [d.807]
Ghawth al-A'lam, Mehboob-e-Yazdani, Hadrat Mir A'had 'al-Din
Radi Allahu anhu
Kicchocha Shareef.
 This great Wali-Allah was born in the year 708 Hijri at Simnan country
in Persia. His father Hazrat Sultan Sayyad Ibrahim Noor Bakhsh (ra) ruled
the region for about 20 years. Apart from being a noble and respected
governor, he was also a great scholar, theologian and Sufi. His mother,
Bibi Khadijah Begum was also in the lineage of great mystics and saints.
She was very pious and is especially renowned for his namaaz-e-Tahajjud
regular. Hazrat Makhdoom (RA) was admitted Madrassah at the age of 4
years, 4 months and 4 days. And at the age of 5 years, he became Hafiz-e-
Quraan with 7 ways to make the Qiraa'aat (reading) in a period of 7
months and 26 days, and he completed his Islamic education at the age of
14 years .

He was proclaimed King of 6th Simnan and ascended the throne at the age
of 15 years wafaat (death) of his father. During his reign he took the
help of Hazrat Sheikh Ala-ud-Dowla Simnan (ra) for his spiritual
education and Shariah practiced with all devotion and great detail in its
ibaadats (prayers) without violating his sunnat and Nafil in each namaz.
He was very popular with his constituents. During the same period, he saw
in a dream the great wali Ouwa�ss Qarni Hazrat (ra) who taught him the
'Marifat' (step spirituality). Also, the mystical creature, Hazrat Khidr
Aleh Salam the initiative to waz�fahs special and he left his throne at
the age of 25 years to devote himself full time into the path of Allah,
saying he 's has never experienced neither peace nor personal pleasure to
be on a throne. He then took the road to India courtesy of his mother.
There, he met Hazrat Makhdoom Jalal-ud-Deen Jah�nia Jahangasht Bukhari
(ra) and profited enormously from his spirituality during the 3 days
spent in his company. This great Wali asked to go to Bengal where his
true spiritual guide, Sheikh Hazrat Jalal-ud-Deen Ganj Nabaat awaited. En
route to his Murshid (spiritual guide), he arrived in Bihar where
janaazah Hazrat Sheikh Sharf-ud-Deen Yahyah Moon�ri (ra) was waiting to
perform Namaz-e-Janaaza according to his will. Hazrat Ashraf (RA)
performed the namaz Janaaza and at the same time, according to this will
he bore the coat 'Khilafat' of this great Wali as a gift. Arrived in
Bengal, he was greeted by his Murshid and others. After the salaam and
Musaffa (braces), his Murshid made him eat 4 bites and betel his own hand
and Hazrat Makhdoom (ra) took the bai'at (spiritual commitment). It was
filled with spirituality during its 12 years in the company of his
Murshid and his permission, he received the title of "Jahangir 'dress
and' Khilafat '. It is from here that his mission began.

Hazrat Makhdoom (ra) made several sorties and stayed for a few days
Khanqah (place for spiritual meditation) Hazrat Banda Nawaz Gessou Daraz
(ra). Here he became 'Ghawth' (upper class Awliya-Allah), with the title
'Ghawth-ul-'Aalam', 1st Rajab 770 Hijri after Wafat his Murshid of the
time. Through its mission, thousands of people found the lighting in
their life and they found the right path of deen. At 27 ramadwaan year
782 Hijri, he was with his disciples when Rouhab�d heard echoing across
a voice saying "Ashraf is my beloved! "This gave him the title of
'Mahboob'. At dawn one morning in Makkah-Sharif, another great Wali-Allah
on behalf of Hazrat Niz�mu-ud-Deen Asfahani (ra) Hazrat Makhdoom seen
approaching towards the Ka'bah-Sharif for the namaaz-e -Fajar, he
exclaimed: "Come, come O 'Mahboob-e-Yazdani', this title from Allah
ta'ala you be fortunate! .

Hazrat Makhdoom (ra) said: "Whoever follows me into the path of Allah,
succeed in the Deen, Duniya and the Aakhirat, and the day it receives the
Qiyamat maghfirat (forgiveness of Allah)." Another great opportunity for
spiritual life is that one day he was in the Khanqah of another company
of his Murshid, Hazrat 'Ala al-Haq Wadeen (ra) who was in full meditation
(zikr), the walls resounded the name of 'Jahangir'. The Murshid raised
his head and appointed Hazrat Makhdoom the honorary title of "Jahangir ',
draws related to the afterlife. Great scholar, Hazrat Makhdo (ra) has
written about 400 to 500 kitab (book) in various languages. 2 days before
wafaat (death), he went to the spot where he wanted to be dafann
(buried), he saw the paper and a pen. He began to write books for 2 big
names' Basharat-ul-Muradin and 'Resal Qubriya-e-', which contain great
wonders of Islamic spirituality. It was int�qaal (died) on 28th Muharram
in the year 808 Hijri at the age of 100 years and was dafann the middle
of a lake 'Kashosha' Sharif (state of Uttar Pradesh) in India.

Among the great quotes from this great Wali include very simple: "You
must be an obedient servant of Allah and you must be kind to your
brothers and sisters."
Aauzo Billaahi Minash Shaitaan Nir Rajim
Bismillaah Hir Rehman Nir Rahim ; Allah - Beginning With The Name Of -
The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
Allahumma Salli Alaa Sayideena Muhammad Wa Alaa Aalihi Wa Sahbihi Wa
Sallim.
Allahumma Salli Alaa Sayideena Muhammad Wa Alaa Aalihi Wa Sahbihi Wa
Sallim.

Gems of Wisdom by Hadrat Makhdoom Simnani (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho)
Knowledge is the shining sun and skills are its rays.After Iman (Belief)
and Touheed, (Unitarianism) it is obligatory on man (Banda) to know
injections of Shariat (Revealed Law) and Aquaede Haqeequah (True
doctrines)Gain knowledge as illeterate devotee is the follower of
Devil.The difference between Islamic Savant and worldly savant is just
like the difference between pure and impure silver.Astrayed learned is
like the sunken boat which sinks itself and makes others drown.Learned
without action is like a glass without tin (Qualai).Don't be empty handed
of actions and conditions; make sure that only Knowledge can not help
you.Remembrance of virtuous persons and memoir of mystics is a light that
cast shadow on the seeker of guidance.Recollect any word of a holy man;
and if it is not possible keep in mind his name; You will be benefited.To
know is shariat (Revealed Law) and make practice in accordance with
knowledge is Tariquat (Path) and to achieve objectives of both is
Haquiquat (Reality).He, who does not follow Shariat (Revealed Law) in
tariquat, (path) is deprived of benefits of Tariquat (Path).The man who
will be staunch follower of shariat, (revealed law) the way to Tariquat
will open automatically; and when he would have obtained Tariquat (path)
with shariat (revealed law) the splendour of Haquiquat (reality) will
itself be illuminated.

In suluk (Holy way) if one commits slightest deviation from the way of
obedience to The Holy Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) then it will
be impossible to reach desired destination.To create love and affection
of Allah in the hearts of Slave (Banda) and get their hearts engrossed in
the intimacy of Allah is the work of Mashaekhe Tariquat (Holy persons of
path).Shaikh (Elder) is just like a competent and experienced physician
who diagnoses medicine suitable to the disease and temperament of the
patient.Food is like a seed which takes root in the land of salik's
stomach and grows tree of actions (Aamal) if the food is lawful the tree
of good action grows; and if it is unlawful, the tree of disobedience and
sin grows; if it is doubtful the tree of vicious ideas and negligence in
prayer grows.

After performing Faraezo wajebat (Divine command and obligatory) it is
essential for seeker of spirituality to pass his valuable life in the
company of holy persons as only one meeting with such persons is so much
useful that can't be gained by a number of chillah (sitting in meditation
for forty day) and vigorous Mojaheda (Great struggle).A slave (Banda)
should pray and merciful (Karim) is worthy of kindness; one should be so
engrossed in his prayer that he should forget one's existence.It is the
condition that one should be guarded from sin as is the conditions for
The Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) to be guiltless (masum).One of
the conditions of wali (Friend of Allah) is that he should be follower of
The Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) in his word, action and
belief.The condition for wali (Friend of Allah) is that he should be
learned not ignorant.Aulia (Friend of Allah) are companion and minister
of the Divine court and act according to wishes of Allah.




Ma'zaar Shareef of Sultan Sayyad Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani
Kitchocha Shareef, India
khulfa:
Some of the known and recorded *Khulafa of Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf
Rahmatullahi alayh.
Hadrat Sayyad Abd 'al Razzaq Nur Al-Ayn,
Shaykh Kabir al-Abassi
Shaykh Dareyatim Sarwarpuri
Shaykh Shams al-Din Faryad Ras Awadi
Shaykh Uthman
Shaykh Suleyman Muhaddith
Shaykh Maroof
Shaykh Ahmad Quttal
Shaykh Rukn al-Din Shahbaz
Shaykh Quim al-Din
Shaykh Asil al-Din
Shaykh Jamil al-Din Supayd Baz
Mawlana Kazi Hazzal
Shaykh Arif Makraani
Shaykh Abul Makarim Khujandi
Shaykh Abul Makarim Harwi
Shaykh Safi al-Din Rudawlvi
Shaykh Samah 'ud-Din Rudawlvi
Mullah Karim
Shaykh Khayr al-Din Sudawri
Kazi Muhammad Sudawri
Kazi Abu Muhammad
Mawlana Abu Muzaffar Lukhnawi
Alam ud Din Jaisi
Shaykh Kamal Jaisi
Sayyad Abdul Wahhaab
Sayyad Reza
Jamshed Beg Qalander Turk
Kazi Shahab al-Din Dawlatabadi
Mawlana Haji Fakhr al-Din Faruqi Jaunpuri
Mawlana Shaykh Daud
Mawlana Rukn ud Din
Shaykh Adam Uthman
Shaykh Taj ud Din
Shaykh Noor ud Din
Shaykh al-Islam Shah Waji al-Din Ahmadabad Gujerati
Shaykh Mubarak Gujerat
Shaykh Hussayn Dawezvi
Shaykh Safi al-Din
Masnad Ali Saif Khan
Shaykh Ahmad Kanlawri
Mawlana Abd 'al-Deyar Banarsi
Mawlana Noor al-Din Zafarabadi
Malik Mahmood
Baba Hussayn Kitabdar
Sayyad Hasan Alam Barada
Shaykh Jamal al-Din Rawat
Hisam al-Din Zanzani Punwi
Mawlana Khaggi Muhammad
Shaykh Abu-Bakr
Shaykh Safi al-Din Arweli
Sayyad Ali Lahori
Shaykh Ludhan
Shaykh Nizam al-Din Bareilly
Shaykh Ali Dosti Semnani
Shaykh Umnar
Shaykh Abu Saeed Khigri
Khawaja Abd 'ar Rahman
Khawaja Sad ud-Din Khalid
Kazi Shudha Awadi
Shaykh Zaheed Nur
Shaykh Pir Ali Arlat Turki
Shaykh Nizam al-Din Labir
Shaykh Ali Semnani
Shaykh Gouhar Ali
Shaykh Taqi al-Din
Mawlana Sharafullah Imam
Shaykh Nizam al-Din
Shaykh Yahya Kaldader
Shaykh Mir Mu'allah
Kazi Beg
Shaykh Qutbuddin Yahya
Khawaja Nizam al-Din Awliya
Shaykh Muhiyuddin
Amir Nangar Quli
*Ridwanallahi ta'ala alayhi'majmain

Karamats :
  Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih was on such a supreme status
of mysticism and spirituality that unaccountable miracles (karamat) at
different times and at different places are scattered in the pages of
history. It is an undeniable fact that every momentof his life was a
miracle orientated, impressive and effectual. Some of these karamat are
stated here ;

[1] Ameer Taymur once advised Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh
to travel to see him. When seeing Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi
alaih approach him, Ameer Taymur was captivated and showed utmost regard
towards him. Climbing on a hill with Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi
alayh he said, "As far as your eyes can see; I will make a gift of all
areas coming in your sight'. Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih
said, " You are not the owner of the area coming in my sight," Then he
kept his hand on his head and asked as to what he was seeing. He replied
that he was seeing Makkah and Madinah then again he enquired if that area
belonged to him. Ameer Taymur replied negatively and was thoroughly
ashamed,and since his then his Aqeedah and supplication have increased a
great deal after seeing such a great mystic in whose sight is the whole
world.

[2] There was a woman who once came to the khanqah with her dying son,
tearfully she asked Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih to pray for
her sons life. During this time the boy took his last breath and died
before him. The woman began to weep bitterly and said with folded hands,
"You are a Walli-Allah bring my son to life." to which he replied, "life
and death are in the hands of Allah; what can a banda (slave) do."
Hearing this the ill-fated woman started weeping hysterically and with
such a mournful voice that Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh's
heart filled with pity and an astonished condition prevailed on his face.
Solacing the grieved woman, Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih
said in full eminence, "I give ten years from my life so for ten years
this boy will live." He prayed to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala for his life
and then ordered the dead boy to stand up in the name of Allah. The
'dead' boy suddenly stood up and lived exactly for a further ten years.

[3] When Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh came to Kicchocha
Shareef from Jaunpur, the first man to meet him was Malik Mahmood. They
both had visited the area (where the main khanqah and shrines are today)
surrounded by water and was told that this was the very place intimated
by Shaykh Ala al-Haq Waddeen Rahmatullahi alaih. Malik Mahmood told him
that there lived a stubborn and ageing hermit with five hundred of his
disciples and who would not tolerate his presence there. Hadrat Makhdoom
Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih asked one of his followers to go and ask the
hermit to vacate the place and go elsewhere. The hermit in reply said the
only way to remove him from there was through the force and power of a
miracle. Hearing this Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih asked
Jamal al-Din Rawat who had accompanied him via the chain of his
disciples, to go and present himself daily before the hermit and ask of
him whatever he desired. Jamal al-Din was reluctant at first, but after
Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih called him and put some betal
leaf into his mouth and his courage returned. So Jamal al-Din Rawat went
with renewed vigour and energy to face this juggler of a hermit. The
hermit used all his powers of conjury but failed. Eventually he threw his
hand stick in the air and Jamal al-Din Rawat too sent the stick of his
Shaykh in the air, and brought down the stick of the hermit harshly.
Finally the hermit admitted defeat and asked to go before Hadrat Makhdoom
Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih. When he got there with his five hundred
followers he bowed his head at the feet of Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf
Rahmatullahi alaih and embraced Islam with all of his disciples.

[4] One morning Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh was sitting
with his disciples after Fajr prayer. Shortly after some rogues appeared
there to ridicule him. They had brought with them a coffin with a man
wrapped up pretending to be dead and asked Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf
Rahmatullahi alaih to say the funeral prayer. At first he refused, but
these jokers kept pressing him so eventually he asked one of his
disciples to say the funeral prayer to satisfy them. After the disciple
said the prayer the rogues waited for their man in the coffin to rise up
and surprise everyone. But to their amazement this man who was alive
moments before had actually died. This news spread like wild fire in the
town and caused great uproar. Hadrat Nizam Yemani Rahmatullahi alayh has
a couplet on this incident ;

                         Kase Ku Az Buzurgan Khanda Giraft
                            Bajuz Girya Azo Digar Che Ayad
Meaning : He who ridicules the elders, would get nothing except weeping.

[5] Once Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh was passing    through
Banaras with his disciples. One of the disciples was fascinated   by an
idol in a temple, and kept staring at it. The caravan of Hadrat   Makhdoom
Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh had marched some distance and it came   known
that a disciple had lagged behind and was in this temple.

Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh asked one of his followers to
go and tell the 'idol' to come with him. This follower went to the temple
and did as he was instructed. To everyones amazement the 'idol' moved and
changed into a pretty girl and came before Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf
Rahmatullahi alayh and embraced Islam. Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf
Rahmatullahi alayh then performed nikah and married this former 'idol'
girl with that disciple. To which Hadrat Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rume
Rahmatullahi alayh has said ;

                          Awliya Ra Hast Qudrat Azilah
                          Teere Jasta Baz Gardanadz Rah
Shijra-e-Nasab Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani R.A.
1. Huzoor Syed-e-Aalam, Fakhr-e- Bani Aadam, Hazrat Ahmed-e-Mujtaba,
MOHAMMED MUSTAFA Sallallahu Taala Alaihe Wasallam
2. Ameer-ul-Momneen HAZRAT ALI Mushkil Kusha Karamallahu Wajhul Kareem
(Zauj) HAZRAT FATMA-TUZ-ZOHRA Razi ALLAH-o- Ta,ala Anha
3. Ibn Syed-ul-Mukarram Ameer-ul-Momneen HAZRAT SYEDNA IMAM HUSAIN Razi
ALLAH o Ta'ala Anha
4. Ibn HAZRAT IMAM ZAINUL AABDEEN Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
5. Ibn HAZRAT IMAM MOHAMMED BAAQAR Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
6. Ibn HAZRAT IMAM JAAFAR SADIQUE Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
7. Ibn Syed ISMAIL AA'ARAJ Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
8. Ibn Syed ABUL HASAN MOHAMMED Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
9. Ibn Syed ISMAIL SAANI Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
10. Ibn Syed ABU MOOSA ALI Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
11. Ibn Syed ABU HAMZAh AHMED Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
12. Ibn Syed ABU ABDULLAH HUSAIN SAIF Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
13. Ibn Syed JAMALUDDIN Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
14. Ibn Syed AKMALUDDIN MABAZAR Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
15. Ibn Syed MOHAMMED MEHNDI Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
16. Ibn Syed MAHMOOD NOOR BAKHSH Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
17. Ibn Syed TAJUDDIN BAHLOL Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
18. Ibn Syed ZAHEERUDDIN MOHAMMED Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
19. Ibn Syed NIZAMUDDIN ALI SHER Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
20. Ibn Syed EMADUDDIN NOOR BAKHSHI Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
21. Ibn Syed SULTAN IBRAHEEM Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe
22. Ibn TAARIK-UL-SALTANAT, AUHODUDDIN GHAUS-UL-AALAM, MAHBOOB-E-YAZDANI,
MAKHDOOM SULTAN MEER SYED ASHRAF JAHANGIR SIMNAI QUDS SARAh NOORANI
Rahmat-ul-Allah Alaihe

				
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