Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Khawaajah Saiyyid Mu’een ud deen Hasan Chishti Ajmeri Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaaz (Radiyal Laahu ‘Anhu) Khilaafat In The Chishtia Silsilaah
Translated Lecture of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Shafee Okarvi- [Rahmatul Laahi Alaieh]-South Africa
Hazrat Khawaajah Mu’een ud Deen (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) says that after full 20 years hard training in the Science of Spirituality (Tasawwuf) under this great Spiritual Guide, at the age of 46, in the year 582 AH at Baghdad, he was awarded Khilaafat in the Chishtia Silsilaah. At this stage he could see everything from the Abyss of the Earth (tahtus sudra) and up to The Glorious Veil (al-Hijaab e Azmat).
If this is the status of the Friend Of Allaah Kareem (Walee ul Laah) then what must have been the status of the Prophet’s Companions (Sahaaba’s), the Prophets of Allaah Kareem and the Leader of all Prophets, the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions)?
What do certain people believe in this 14th Century after Hijraah? I have the book available in which they say that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) did not even know what was behind the wall. They have not understood the status of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions). The Spiritual Master of Spiritual Masters (Khawaajah e Khawaajaah gaan) Hazrat Khawaajah Bahaa ud deen Naqshbandi (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) says,
‘According to us the Perfect Spiritual Guide (Kaamil Walee) is he who witnesses the whole earth as one sees ones fingernails.’ This is the status of Auliyaa Allaah Kareem.
Should I not tell you about the Companions (sahaabah)? Once the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) summoned Hazrat Zayed ibn Haaris (may Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) and enquired about his spiritual state.
He replied, ‘Sir, my state is such that I can see unto the Divine Throne (arsh) and I recognize every person destined for heaven and every person destined for hell. Further, my beloved Prophet, if you grant me permission I will relate everything that is to occur till The Day Of Judgment (Qiyaamah) and what would occur on The Day Of Judgment.’ The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) replied, ‘There is no need to do so. Do not reveal Divine Secrets.’
If this is the state of the slaves of the Holy Prophet, then what must his status be? Therefore my friends and elders, everything is revealed to the Auliyaa Allaah but they do not reveal it, obeying Allaah Kareem’s command to conceal it. So Khawaajah Saahib strove for three years and he said that he could see everything up to The Glorious Veil (al-Hijaab e Azmat).
After being granted Khilaafat in the Chishtia Silsilaah he was ordered by Khawaajah Usmaan Harooni (May Allaah Kareem be well pleased with him) to proceed to Madeenah, the Illuminated. Khawaajah Saahib says he then left and performed Hajj.
After Hajj, he went to Madeenah, the Illuminated. In those days there was no problem of passports and visas so he spent six months at the blessed Burial Chamber of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions).
After six months the Holy Prophet addressed him and said, “O, Helper Of Our Religion (Mu’een ud Deen), Pivot Of Spiritual Guides (Qutb al-Mashaiekh), We put India under your charge where darkness prevails go and cleanse it of Polytheism (shirk) and Misbelief (kufr).
Allaah Kareem’s Divine Help is with you and my Look of Blessing is upon you.’ the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) bestowed the titles of Helper of the Religion (Mu’een ud Deen) and Pivot of Spiritual Guides (Qutb al-Mashaikh) to Khawaajah Saahib.