Glad tidings

by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and Ghawth Al Azam Sultan Ul Awliyaa Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him) to Tariqa Naqshbandiya Mohsiniya of Sayyidi Sultan Ul Awliyaa Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi.

The Glad tidings to the Tariqa Naqshbandiya Mohsiniya have come to us directly from Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), Sayyidi Sultan Ul Awliyaa Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilaani (Peace be upon Him) and other Awliyaa (radiallahu ta’ala anhu). Naqshbandi Mohsini Sufi Order, which is indeed the most exceptional and distinguished has Glad-tidings coming directly from Prophets and Awliya (Peace be upon Them). Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqsbandi is the absolute source that aids His Mureeds and lovers in reaching the Stations of Fanaa Fil Shaykh (Annihilation in Shaykh),Fanaa Fil Rasool (Peace be upon Him) and finally Fana fillah and Baqaah Billah (Annihilation in God). Naqshbandi Mohsini is a Sufi Path through which the Seeker travels through the paths of Shariah, Tariqa, Haqiqah and Marifah. Sayyidi Shaykh often states,

 

A drop of water is no more a drop of water after it has dropped itself in the Ocean; he is not called the drop anymore but is then himself called the Ocean.

 

Shaykh also States, 

 

Come! For We are here to fill your bowls. Though it depends upon the size of the Bowl you are here with!

 

Such a Tariqa (Order) whose Glad-tidings have been given directly from Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), Sayyidi Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him) and other Awliyaa (Peace be upon Them) is surely the most unique and distinguished Path that leads to Haqiqah and Marifah.

 

Shaykh Sayyidi Sultan Ul Awliyaa, the Possessor of Divine Secrets Himself and a lot  of His Lovers narrated the Glad tidings and the countless Blessings on the Distinguished  Naqshbandiya Mohsiniya Tariqa.

 

To start with, however, Shaykh Sayyidi Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi states, One day we had a vision of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and He stated to us, 

 

“The Fragrance and the Spiritual Blessings (Fayooz o Barkaat) of this Tariqa will keep on spreading till the Day of Judgement (Yaum Al Qiyamah).” 

 

Eight days had passed.It was Gyarweeh Sharif,a Sacred Gathering in remembrance of Ghawth Al Azam Sultan Ul Awliya Sayyidi Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (peace be upon Him) at Shaykh’s Dergah and He at that time hadn’t  disclosed and had not spoken about the Glad tiding and Vision which He had to anyone. After Shaykh had presided the Gathering of Shah e Jilaan Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilaani (Peace be upon Him), Shaykh wished to go to the Maqam (Mazaar) of Sayyidi Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Hujveri, Data Gunj Bukhsh (Peace be upon Him) and so left with several Mureedeen for the Maqam. As He reached there, He had a shawl with which Shaykh had covered His Blessed Face and chest so that He could do Muraaqbah (Meditation) at the Maqaam. There were a lot of lovers and Mureedeen of Shaykh including some of His Khalifaas such as Shaykh Haji Abid Mohsini, Shaykh Ilyaas Mohsini, Shaykh Qari Asghar Raza Mohsini and Shaykh Jahangir Mosini present at that time. When Shaykh had went to the State of Meditation (Muraaqbah), the Mureedeen of Shaykh witnessed two Saints whose Blessed Faces were glowing with Nur who came and sat behind Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi.

Later, when Sayyidi Shaykh came out from the State of Meditation (Muraaqbah), He got up with His Shawl still on His Blessed Face and eyes down, not looking upwards. Shaykh said that He had a different condition of the Heart that He didn’t wanted to look at people at that time out of humbleness. There were people who were gently greeting and holding Shaykh’s Blessed Hands and going. Shaykh said that those two Saints who were noticed by the Mureedeen and Lovers stood up as I stood up. They came to Shaykh and took hold of Shaykh’s Blessed Hand so tightly that Shaykh at once took of His Shawl and saw Who was the One who took hold of His Hand so tightly. As soon as Shaykh saw their Blessed Faces, Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi recognised Them in no time. Sayyidi Hazrat said that one of the Saints congratulated me and then slowly repeated to me the same words that I had heard from Beloved Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) a few days back while in Vision in the same manner that,

 

“The Fragrance and and the Spiritual Blessings (Fayooz o Barkaat) of this Tariqa will keep on spreading till the Day of Judgement (Yaum Al Qiyamah)” 

 (It was said in Urdu; translated for readers).

 

Therefore, Sayyidi Shaykh later, after having had witnessed the Incident, narrated to His Mureedeen and Lovers the miraculous incident that had taken place that day. When Glad-tidings are from Prophet (Peace be upon Him) Himself, that the Fragrance and Spiritual Blessings (Fayz) of this Tariqa will keep on spreading till the Day of Judgement, then indeed the Sufi Order is chosen to be the most distinguished one. Further Incidents will highlight upon the uniqueness of the Sufi Order of Lovers, Naqshbandiya Mohsiniya. Indeed the Lovers and Mureedeen who are associated with the Sufi Order, were made to enter the Tariqa through Divine intervention.

 

At another instant Shaykh disclosed to His Lovers that one day He had a Vision while in the state of contemplation (Muraaqbah) that there was a Majoobiya Waliya (A Women Saint) sitting near Masjid Al Nabwi. Pointing towards the Chamber of Prophet (Peace be upon Him), the Waliya Said, 

From here You have been given all Ijazaah (Permissions).

When such is the relation of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) with His Beloved that Hazrat Shaykh has been granted all Permissions (Ijaazah) directly from the Chamber of Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon Him), indeed the Order led by such a Shaykh is destined to be distinguished in its own way.

One of the devotees of Shaykh narrates and discloses a beautiful Vision that he had about our Beloved Shaykh. The vision not only explains the proximity and closeness of Shaykh with Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and Sayyidi Sultan Ul Awliya Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him) but also lights upon the Station (Maqaam) of Sayyidi Shaykh.

Muhammad Ahsan Nuur Mohsini says that I was blessed with the Ziyarah (Vision) of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) and Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him) when today I had stayed at the Dergah of my Shaykh. I had a Vision that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu ta’ala anhu) were sitting on the Stage of Bazm E Shah E Jilaan Hall and the Stage was surrounded with Nuur (Blessed Light) all around. I saw that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) called me towards Him and I, respectfully, went to Him. He took hold of my hand and commanded me,

”Convey my message to your Shaykh that His Hand is Our Hand.’’

Hazrat Abu Huraira (Peace be upon Him) related that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) Said: Allah (The Glorified) says, “… When I make him My beloved, I become his ears to hear, and his eyes to see and his hands to grasp, and his feet to walk… (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith Qudsi).

This saying of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) in the tradition of Sahih Bukhari and in the Vision of the devotee of Hazrat Shaykh explains the Love that Allah and Prophet (Peace be upon Him) has for Sultan Ul Awliyaa Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi and the Station of Sayyidi Shaykh that He is the chosen one and the Beloved of Allah and His Prophet (Peace be upon Him)

Similarly another Mureed and one of the Khalifa’s of Shaykh says that once he was blessed with the Vision of Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him) and Sayyidi Ghawth Al Azam (Peace be upon Him) while looking at Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi stated,

 “Whatever He likes is liked by Me as well”

Another devotee and Mureed of Hazrat Shaykh, Maqsood Mohsini, narrates a beautiful Vision that He had about the Naqshbandi Mohsini Sufi Order. He says, that One night he was concentrating (Tawajjuh) over the Seventh Couplet of the Qasida e Ghousia that is written by Shaykh e Tareeqa, Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi;

Do not judge me on my appearance,enlighten my inner-self;

I am a Qadri in the disguise of Naqshbandi, Imam-e-Rabbani O! Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani; 

(Translation from Urdu into English)

However, while concentrating on such, he fell asleep and was, thus, blessed with the Vision. He saw that there was a building resembling an ancient castle and after doing Wudu (Ablution) from the ablution area, wearing the Naqshbandi Mohsini Cap, he is coming towards the main hall of the building when he was blessed with the Ziyarah of two Saints sitting on chairs. They were probably from the Tariqa of Muhaditth e Hind and were wearing Dark Brown-reddish coloured Jubbas and Turbans. They called him and asked his name. Later they asked to sit with them and asked in which Tariqa was he initiated in? He replied Qadria Naqshbandiya.Then they asked who was his Shaykh e Tareekah to which he replied Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi. He says that he witnessed that hearing such both Shaykh’s were astonished and one of them spoke to the other in astonishment and amazement that Allah (SWT) had to disclose and send this Tariqa (Order) in the last times and till the Day of Judgement (Youm Al Qiyamah), this Tariqa (Order) will lead and guide all other Tariqa’s (Paths). After this they congratulated him on being initiated into the honoured and distinguished Tariqa and then allowed him to leave.”

Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi states,

‘In Tariqa (Sufi Order) Indications, signs and dots will lead you to the Secrets of the Divine.’

Therefore, while observing the Vision of the Mureed of Sayyidi Shaykh and the Words of the Awliya Allah (Saints); We get to know of the fact that there is a clear indication about the Naqshbandi Mohsini Sufi Order that it will be the one leading and guiding all other Tariqas, Spiritually and that it was destined that Allah (SWT) will be sending and disclosing the Tariqa at the end of times! This Vision of Shaykh’s devotee also relates with the above mentioned Vision of Shaykh in which He was blessed with the Vision of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and a few days later two Awliya Allah, at the Maqam of Data Gunj Buksh (Peace be upon Him) repeated the very same words that Shaykh had heard from Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) Himself and had not disclosed about it at that time, while in the state of Vision that, “The Fragrance and and the Spiritual Blessings (Fayooz o Barkaat) of this Tariqa will keep on spreading till the Day of Judgement (Yaum Al Qiyamah)” 

Sayyidi Shaykh while explaining the Visions and Dreams of the Pious states that from the start of time, the Pious including the Prophets and Awliyaa Allah (Peace be upon Them) had indications through Visions, contemplations and dreams regarding several matters of the past, present and the future to come. He further says that Visions and Dreams has their own secrets and several interpretations behind.

However ,there was a very similar dream of Syed Jawad Mohsini to that of Maqsood Mohsini’s Vision. He saw that Sayyidi Sultan Ul Awliyaa Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi was wearing a turban that was reaching the skies and the Blessed Turban constituted of every colour. This dream of the devotee of Shaykh has one of the interpretations that Turban often refers to the Sainthood (Wilaayah). Seeing a Turban reaching towards the Skies also means and indicates towards the Station of Sainthood (Wilaayah) of Sayyidi Shaykh. However, the colours in the Turban indicates that every Tariqa (Sufi Order) will receive Spiritual Blessings from the leader of Naqshbandiya Mohsiniya Tariqa, Shaykh Sayyidi Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi. Maqsood Mohsini also had a similar vision that the Awliya Allah said that this Tariqa which had to be sent and disclosed at the end of times by Allah (SWT) will lead all other Tariqas whereas the dream of Syed Jawad Mohsini also indicates from the colours in the Turban (which is reaching the Skies) that every other Sufi Order will gain Spiritual Blessings (Roohani Fayz) from Sayyidi Hazrat.

Shaykh Sayyidi Narrates one of His Dreams that,

“I dreamt that Sultan Ul Awliya The Great Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be Upon Him) was walking very calmly, with dignity and grace (probably in the plain of ‘Arafat’). All Saints since the creation of Adam (Peace be upon Him) till date which included Thousands of “Ghawth”, “Qutb”, “Abdaal” and “Qalandar”, were trying their best to keep pace with The Great Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him). Some were walking briskly, some were running fast while some were striding. In that massive crowd, I myself was also trying to reach to the steps of The Great Ghawth (Peace be upon Him), after a great struggle, I succeeded in reaching to the footsteps of “The Great Ghawth Al Azam (Peace be upon Him)”

Similarly, another devotee of Shaykh relates a Vision with which he was blessed while in the state of Meditation (Muraaqbah). He states that one day while he was meditating at the Dergah of Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi he saw that there was a large plain ground on which there was a very special Gathering that was being conducted. Only Awliya Allah were allowed in the Gathering. He says that he saw that Sayyidi Sultan Ul Awliya Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi was presiding the Sacred Gathering and thus, was seated on a Chair while all other sat on the ground with great respect.All Awliyaa Allah ever came from the time of Hazrat Adam (Peace be upon Him) till date were in the Sacred Gathering. They were seated according to their Stations. The Qutbs including the Qutb Al Aqtabs of their times sat the most close to Sayyidi Shaykh and in starting rows. He says that there were some Awliya Allah that were of very high Stations of their times who were sitting the most close to Sayyidi Shaykh in which he also saw the leader of Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order, Shaykh Nazim Adil Al Haqqani who was sitting in the row most close to Sayyidi Shaykh.

This beautiful Vision also indicates and puts light upon the Station of Sayyidi Shaykh that He is indeed the Sultan Ul Awliyaa and one from whom creations are gaining Spiritual Blessings (Roohani Fayz).

On 3rd. January, 2011, the Lord of Baghdad conferred the Khilafat on Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi physically. Sayyidi Shaykh stated, ‘My only purpose to visit the Sacred Baghdad was to pay homage at the sacred venues of the Blessed Baghdad before visiting any other place. My intention was to pay respect at the Mausoleum of Syed ul Awliya ’a, Mehboob e Subhani, Qutb e Rabbani, Shahbaz e Laamaka’ani, Meera Muhaiyudde’en Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him) at first and then go to any other place.

 

Shaykh related, On Monday 3rd,January,2011, before going to pay homage, I was reciting Durood (Salawat) on Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) for five thousand times, my heart illuminated with the vision of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) in such a way that I felt a strange exhilaration. After sending Blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) I had breakfast in my room and performed fresh ablution. Then I asked the taxi driver to take me to the Sacred Mausoleum of Hazrat Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him). I was standing at the Mausoleum, I started trembling with respect; at first I wanted to embrace the trellis of Mausoleum out of love but at the same time I couldn’t even breathe properly out of respect. I was surprised that I am there to whom I had been paying respect day and night for the last twenty five years and I am standing at His Mausoleum. I offered Fateha and remained standing there for some time and then went for Meditation (Muraqbah) at the Sacred Maqam.

 

Later, When I opened my eyes and came out from meditation, I was overjoyed by the attention (Tawajjuh) of Ghawth Al Azam (Peace be upon Him) on me because I had received the Khilafat and Delegation from Him. I could not believe my eyes saw Hazrat Ghawth Al Azam (Peace be upon Him) sitting against the trellis of the Mausoleum holding a big jug full of milk. He poured a glass of milk for my respected wife and gave the rest to me. While in meditation, I saw Him coming out from the Mausoleum holding a green shawl which He gave me. After sometime, when I had connection with Him again, I saw that He had a Chair in His hand and He ordered me to sit on it.’’ Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi was hence, given the Khilafat from Sayyidi Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him), Himself.

When Prophet (Peace be upon Him), Sultan Ul Awliya Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Peace be upon Him) and several Awliya Allah (Saints) (Peace be upon Them) discloses about Sayyidi Hazrat Shaykh and the Sufi Order Naqshbandiya Mohsiniya; there is something exceptionally different and distinctive about the Naqshbandi Mohsini Order (Tariqa) that is led by the Beloved of Allah, Sultan Ul Awliya Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi.