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 ;  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.  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.  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.  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.  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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