Getting off at the New Delhi Metro station I hired a cycle rickshaw, who very confidently said he knew where it was. Thinking that maybe the main entrance was elsewhere I entered. Somehow I missed reading the name on the gate: all i read was Buland Darwaza. As I set inside I saw a family living inside the compound amongst the graves.
Since I had already come here I decided to pay my respects and i am glad I did. The beautiful mosque and Dargah gladdened my heart. Hazrat Baqi Billah was the sufi saint responsible for establishing the Naqshbandi silsila or order in India. He was popularly known as Baqi Billah. Spiritual from birthhe became inclined towards Sufism and travelled through C.
Asia to India. He saw Khawaja Baha-ud-Din Nashbandi bestowing spiritual favours on him. On his way to Mavara-ur-Nahr he dreamt that Hazrat Khawaja Amkangi was calling him and waiting for him anxiously.
So, he went to see him at his abode and stayed there for three days. Khawaja Amkangi blessed him with his Khilafat spiritual caliphate and said:. Though he knew it was a difficult task he set out for Delhi to fulfil the task given to him. He established and strengthened the Naqshbandi silsila in India. Old and frail, Pir Sahab as he is known as looked very spiritual and serene and I was very impressed by his personality.
Though he was preparing for namaz he very kindly took me around and patiently answered my questions, even posing for this photograph. The mosque is very beautiful and very well maintained. There are no crowds of supplicants or those begging and it is a place of solitude and meditation.This photo the moment in it I saw in a dream many years ago before I saw the photo, in the dream when they sat down Allah made us sit down with them, its meaning is Allah is going to make us one of the Shuyukh of the Tariqah.
This is not the first time the Naqshbandi silsila has been passed on spiritually, between Abu Yaqub Yusuf al-Hamadani q and Abdul Khaliq al-Ghujdawani q there is Sayidinah al-Khidr q and about 5 generations, because Abu Yaqub q took it from al Khidr and not a living shaykh, because of this early stage in the silsila this is the same origin of every Naqshbandi tariqah on earth, we alhamdulillah took the tariqah from Rasul Allah saws directly and it was He saws who over saw our education.
On that night after I took from the prophet saws I was placed in this silsila, Allah wanted us to make tasawwur of every shaykh in it take in the state of their heart into oursit is the way of spirituality that the shuyukh who have passed on help guide those who are still on earth, here is one of our experiences soon after Shaykh Adnan Kabbani q passed away.
He did not meet with him physically because there were five shaykhs between them in the Golden Chain. Similarly Sayyidina Abul Hasan al-Kharaqani took spiritual guidance and initiation in the Naqshbandi Order from the spiritual presence of Bayazid Bistami. In this form of spiritual transmission, the spirits meet in the world called calam al-arwah the world of spirits which is beyond calam al-ajsam the material plane.
Whoever takes knowledge through spirituality from a deceased Master in the Naqshbandi Way, is called both Uwaisi and Naqshbandi. That spiritual connection is as powerful and effective as the physical connection. The sign of the Favor of Allah Almighty and Exalted on his servant is to authorize one of His saints to uplift that servant to the Divine Presence. That is why many saints who came in previous times were guides for those who came after through this spiritual Uwaysi connection.
It is known that many saints have been under the guidance and training of prophets and other saints that lifted them up. It is known that Sayyidina Ahmad al-Faruqi, in addition to the spiritual power he was receiving from Shah Naqshband, was also receiving spiritual support and power from Sayyidina cAli r.
These are the shaykhs of the Naqshbandi Order mentioned by Shaykh cAbdullah ad-Daghestani, who have, in addition to their physical connection, received the Uwaisi connection.
They are known as the Shaykhs of the Two Wings Dhul Janahainmeaning that both the physical lineage and the spiritual lineage are combined in them. These saints are only nine in number. Each one represents one of the nine spiritual points on the chest of the human being. Through these points these saints can reach their followers at any time. Because they have the authority of these nine points, they consider all of humankind to be their followers, whether they are aware of their spiritual connection to them or not.
Those who have the Barzakh removed from their sight always see the spiritual world and its creatures, it is here you find the face of Allah and His hand in the universe].
It is axiomatic that all Sufi paths lead to the Divine Presence. Differences also stem from the unique individualities of the great luminaries who imprinted each of the Tariqats — May Allah be pleased with all of them! There are also some differences of approach.
Such practices may include repetition of many thousands of holy phrases, sometimes connected with breathing exercises and often with physical movements.And I have drawn Faiz and taken permission from my beloved Shaykh's Rooh spirit.
There is a gap of about years between me and my esteemed Shaykh. I followed this same Awaisi Tareeqa to acquire Faiz from my Shaykh's spirit, and was also blessed with the Khilafat. Thanks to Allah, my beloved Shaykh's Faiz is now spreading to all corners of the world. In the Sufi terminology, the acquisition of Faiz from the spirit is known as Awasi Tareeqa also spelled as Owaisia.
Rather, Awaisia actually means to acquire Faiz from Rooh. So, it may be said that he was the first Awais. In a nutshell, just like water remains present underground, and springs forth sometimes to irrigate the land, in the same way true Tasawwuf and Sulook the Islamic Sufi path also disappears underground sometimes. Then, Allah SWT creates a special person, and the spring of Tasawwuf and Sulook gushes forth through that person, cultivating the hearts of masses.
This is the reason Silsila Awaisia is not connected on the surface. But it is connected in the spiritual world. The writing by the Imam of Hind Hazrat Shah Waliullah shows that Awaisiah is the most effective Silsila, because it is connected spiritually.
The next most powerful Silsila is Qadria. The receivers of Faiz through Awaisia Silsila hold a special stature. On page 63 he states that Owaisiah Order is indeed a world of spirits. And on page 21 he writes So did one of the greatest saints of Indian subcontinent, namely Shaikh Badr-ud-Din". The above explanation shows that Share on Twitter Share. Share on LinkedIn Share. Chain of Succession Shajra Silsila Awaisia.
Recent History. Shaykh E Silsila. Khulfa Majazeen Successors. Hazrat Hassan Basri RA. Phone Number.Sufi teaching proceeds by means of a teacher-student relationship. Each teacher-student relationship forms a link in a chain which connects any authentic Sufi Order back to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
Each of these are named after of a prominent Shaykh of the order. Sufi Meditation has always been an important part of the teachings of all the Sufi shaykhs in this tariqa. The more recent Shaykhs of the School of Sufi Teaching have made these Sufi meditation practices available to modern seekers of truth.
The Naqsbandi Mujaddidi sillsila is a special branch of the Naqshbandi silsila, which gets its name from Shaykh Ahmed Faruqi Sirhindi Although the two never physically met, Uways received teachings and transmissions from the Prophet, and there are various sayings of the Prophet that attest to this. In Sufism, the term uwaysi is used to describe a spiritual connection through which a student receives instructions from a deceased Shaykh or, in some cases, the Prophet Muhammad. School of Sufi Teaching, London.
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Muhammad saws.For the daily practices for a seeker in the Naqshbandi path, see this post. The Qalb heart is located two finger-widths below the left nipple in the chest, somewhat oriented towards the side. The tongue is not used in this method, rather it is recommended to touch it to the upper side of mouth to keep it silent.
The True Shaikh of Silsila Naqshbandia Awaisia
The seeker should clear the mind of all unnecessary thoughts and should keep busy in this Zikr at all times, even during the work. Initially, it might be hard to do this Zikr at all times due to external distractions. It becomes automated like breath. The real sign of completion of this lesson is that the heart is cleansed from the lust of the worldly desires, and attraction to the real Beloved and keenness of following the Sunnah and Shariah is achieved.
As this subtlety is associated with the negative emotions of excessive appetite and sexual lust, it becomes easier to control these emotions. The seeker should meditate for at least 15 minutes every day, possibly in early morning or whenever suitable. This subtlety is associated with the negative emotions of anger and rage.
The sign of completion of this lesson is that the seeker develops patience and softness of temper, and can control his anger easily. He becomes even more steadfast in following the path of Sunnah and Shariah.
This subtlety is associated with the spiritual disease of greed. The love of Sunnah and Shariah becomes stronger than before. This subtlety is associated with the spiritual disease of jealousy.
The sign of its completion is that jealousy and envy are diminished. This is the highest spiritual faculty of a human being. The sign of its completion is that bad qualities related to arrogance and pride are diminished and the seeker acquires humbleness and selflessness. Nafs, according to some shaykhs, is located two finger-widths below the navel. The meditation of Zikr is done at this location and the arrogance and defiance of Nafs is removed.
This eases the purification of Nafs, under the spiritual attractions jazba acquired in earlier lessons, such that the seeker does not need excessive exercises and drills for cleansing his Nafs.
But usually the masters teach this lesson at the center of the top of head. They can listen this beautiful name of their Lord from everything they perceive, including the earth and the heavens.
This is a perpetual state for the seeker, who is overwhelmed by the love of his Lord. During one breath, this should be repeated three times. This Zikr is done silently and without any body movements. In the beginning, this Zikr is done three times in one breath.
After sufficient practice, this is increased to five, then seven, up to twenty one times in a single breath. This is highly recommended but is not a requirement. Also, the holding of the breath is not a strict requirement, and can be relaxed if it feels too difficult. After every few times, the seeker should remind himself that his ultimate goal is the pleasure of his lord and nothing else. My goal is only You and Your pleasure. The daily minimum is and the recommended number is or more.
However, the first lesson of Qalb heart can be started immediately and can later be learned more properly from a Shaykh. The following lessons relate to higher spiritual advancements and can only be properly explained by a perfected master who has progressed through all these higher spiritual stations. No one should indulge in them without being ordered by a guiding master.
Hazrat Baqi Billah – founder of Naqshbandi silsila in India
The description is provided here only for literary purpose, not for practice.So, who is the Shaikh of Silsila Naqshbandia Owaisiah? Is it Maulana Akram Awan? Or is it one of the half-a-dozen more claimants to the esteemed title of Shaikh-e-Silsila? Many people get confused by this peculiarity of Owaisiah Silsila, because they cannot understand how a Silsila can be run from the grave. That is why the Shajra of Silsila Naqshbandiah Awaisiah just has 10 names in it, although the Silsila is almost years old.
In Owaisia Silsila, the Shaikhs come to this world after several hundred years. The Shaikhs are not connected in the apparent world. However, they are connected in the Barzakh. But it is connected in reality. Hence, they can only object to it due to their ignorance. He is reported to have said that he is the last Shaikh of Owaisiah.
The next question that may arise in the mind of a seeker is that when the Shaikh is in the grave, who is running Silsila Naqshbandia Awaisia. The Owaisi Tareeqa is based upon the acquisition of Faiz from the grave. Make no mistake. It is still the most powerful Silsila present in the world today.
Mashaikh Naqshbandiya Mujaddidiya (Urdu)
There name are as follows:. Malik Muhammad Akram, 2. Col Matloob Hussain, 3. Syed Bunyad Hussain Shah, 4. Hafiz Abdul Razzaq, 5. Muhammad Ahsan Baig, 6. Hafiz Ghulam Qadri, 7.He received his initial education in his village school and later entered the college at Chakwal. He spent a turbulent youth characterized by family feuds and external skirmishes. Duly dismayed by the violence and tumult, he set out in search of peace and truth.
His sincere resolve was answered at the age of 24, when he met Shaikh Allah yar Khan at a gathering. He worked in close association with his Shaikh, marked by unmatched sincerity and devotion, for twenty-five years. Shaikh Allah Yar Khan transformed the unbridled youth into a Sufi saint of high eminence, infusing deep vision and spiritual blessings into the heart of his promising student. Shaikh Muhammad Akram Awan did not receive formal education at any religious institution.
He acquired the basic Knowledge of Islamic teachings directly form his Shaikh. Blessed with llm-al-ladunni Knowledge form the Divine presence, he has special insight in Tafsir interpretation of the Holy Quran. He is dean of the Siqarah Education Systema unique System which integrates the teachings of with education at both secondary and college levels and strives to transform its young students into enlightened, practical Muslims. He regularly writes for the Magazine to provide guidance for seekers on the spiritual heritage of Muslim ummah.
His sole mission in life is to create in Muslims awareness of their spiritual heritage and to carry the prophetic lights and blessings to every comer of the globe for the guidance of mankind as a whole.
He is an ardent advocate and supporter of Muslim causes and is committed to Islamic renewal along the lines of Khair ul-Quroon the best period in human history form 13 B. Shaikh e Tariqat. Chain of Transmission. English Articles.