Thursday, February 1, 2007

Khawjaa Shah Bahaudin naqshband:"The Saint who knows Love and Service"

Khawjaa Shah Bahaudin naqshband q.s. : "The Saint who knows Love and Service"
Khalid Ajmain

Today, we celebrate the birth of Khawaja Shah Bahaudin Naqshband q.s. from bukhara, Uzbekistan. A sufi saint who was the descendant of our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. He was an important Islamic sufi scholar. He was an excellent Imam and pillar of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. During his lifetime, Islam was the most progressive society in the world. Bukhara was the central attraction for knowledge, business and arts. Although he was a very rich merchant, his contribution towards society and Islam has become a monument faith and a blessing in our modern world today. He built a religious school that till today remains as a symbol of his love towards Allah and Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. and his spiritual teachers. There were many students who had devoted their life to study with him.

Many of us would love to hear his spiritual and miracle stories but how many of us would be able to follow his footsteps like helping the poor, serve the people of all walks of life from the likes of Royal (king), ministers, road sweeper, engineers, doctors, beggars, musicians, children, youth, elderly and it continues. He embraced them with his humility. Khawaja Shah Naqshband q.s. always emphased on service and he often mentioned, my servanthood path is that of service. Thus he became one of the most important scholar in Bukhara when people came to him for their problems and he gave advice and love to them. He didnt closed his door to anyone, in fact welcomed those who needed his help.

There are many wonderful stories about his life and contributions. As we read his books or listening to it, we tend to have the aspiration to a better servant. Our desire and goals was to be like him that is to serve others. In few hours time, we are attending, the gathering which we shall remembered his deeds and services to mankind. He built a path for us to walk therefore we wont be lost to reach our destination. This is one of his humanity services for us today.A man who always think of the future for his people who are searching for the path to Allah. Following the footsteps of the beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., Khawaja q.s. served anyone with love and sincerity. Whenever you are doing any service to anyone, remember Khawaja Shah Bahaudin Naqshband q.s., his path is on service. May Allah bless him and Sanctify His Soul.
A 150 years after the death of Shaykh Sayyidina Abdul Qadir Jilani q.s., people asked Sultan Kwaja Bahauddin Naqshband q.s., ""Ghausul Azam Abdul Qadir said, "My foot is on the shoulders of all the saints", what do you think about this?"" Khawaja Shah Naqsband q.s. said, " May Shaykh Sayyidina Abdul Qadir Jilani's foot be upon my eyes and my vision."
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last Qoute by Tariqa Qadri Rifai

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