The King of Awliyaah and Aqtaab of the entire world

Abdul Qadir Jilani (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) was born on the 1st of Ramadan 470 Hijri which appears to be the most favored date amid the learned scholars of Islam. His birth was a great sacred sign for the Muslim Ummah as it was not only the birth of a child but it was actually the upcoming of the Sultan of all the (Awliyaah’s), which had been forecasted for centuries before his holy birth. There are many marvelous events which encircled the birth of Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ). Hazrat Sayyeduna Shahabudden Suharwaardi (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) mentioned the following miracles (Karamaath) which encircled the holy birth of Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) in his famous book “Manaaqib-e-Ghousia”.

On the night before the birth of Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) his father Sayyedi Abu Saalaeh (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) saw in his dream the holy, noble Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) who gifted him the happy tidings: ” Abu-Salaeh! Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) has sanctified you with a spiritual son. He is my very beloved and also the beloved of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and he is the most high-ranked among all the Awliyaah and Aqtaab of the Universe.”

When he was born, he had the birth imprint of the holy footprint of Rasoolullah (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) on his shoulder. This is the evidence of his Wilaayat and Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) gifted delightful greetings to his parents in their dream that their beloved son would be the Sultan-ul-Awliyaah and those who confront him would be deceived (Gumraah). On the night of his birth approximately 11 hundred males were born in Jilaan Shareef and every one of them was a (Wali Allah) friend of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ).

He was born on the night before the holy month of Ramadan. During the whole month of Ramadan amid Sehri and Iftaar time, he not once consumed milk from the time of (sehri) and afore the spell of Iftaar. In common words, he fasted from the very day he was inborn. His sanctified mother mentioned: “He would never cry asking for milk the complete day and would only consume milk at the time of (Iftaar) Subha-nallah! Masha Allah”.

Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) was not alike other offspring’s who would contribute their precious time playing and tricking around. From an affectionate age, he would spend his time in the true memories of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). By chance if he ever anticipated joining other children, instantly from an invisible source a voice would be heard saying: “Come towards (Me) dear blessed” Initially, on hearing this say, he would become frightened and would rush to his mother and be seated on her lap. As the time passed, he became familiar to this voice, and now instead of rushing to his mother, he would sacrifice the thought of playing and dwelled in the memories of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ).

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When he was approximately 4 ½ years old, according to firm narrations, his mother signed up his name into a local Madrassa in “Jilaan” shareef. He thus started his initial learning’s at this very Madrassa and stayed in this Madrassa till the age of ten. Through this certain period of time numerous amazing happenings followed. Each time Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) entered the Madrassa he witnessed spiritual figures marching by side and stating: “Make way for the Friend of Almighty Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ)” His son Sayyidi Abdur Razzak(رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) says that once my father was inquired when he principally came to know of his Wilaayat and Huzoor Ghous-e-Pak (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) answered by saying: “When I was about ten years old, I witnessed (Angels) marching alongside on my way to the Madrassa and when we would arrive at the Madrassa I could hear them say: “Make way for the Wali Allah, Make way for the friend of Allah’ It was when this persisted that I distinguished that I had been sanctified with the blessings of Wilaayat.”

Dedication towards Islam of Hazrat Data Ganj-e-Bakhsh Ali Hajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)

Hazrat Data Gannj-e-Baaksh Ali Haajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰیعَلَیْہِ) was born in 400 A.H. in “Ghaazni” Afghanistan. He was from a Syed family “heir of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِوَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ)”. He was the 9th heir of Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) Lion of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). After the catastrophe of “Karbobala” many of the heirs of Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) separated to different continents and between them were his ancestors who immigrate to Afghanistan.
He was also sanctified with sincere ancestry to the holy Prophet (صَلَّیاللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) due to his mother who was an heir of Hazrat Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ). His mother was tremendously loyal to spiritual ritual and was dedicated to advancing the well-being of the needy and the anguishing. He achieved his prior development of knowledge in Afghanistan by recalling heartily the holy Quran. Then he achieved the
knowledge of wisdom, Hadith, Arabic and Fique. At that time “Ghaazni” a city of
Afghanistan was the midpoint of knowledge in key Asia and it was the territory of
the glorious Afghan emperor Sultan Mahmoud Ghaznavi.
After achieving the secular knowledge he explored for the religious
knowledge. He journeyed to various parts of the world for this specific
objective and straight-out transformed into a divine adherent of “Hazrat Abuul
Faazal Muhammad bin Khaatli (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)” who was
dwelling in Syria.

In Syria he began his religious education under the counseling of Hazrat Abuul Faazal (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ), he ate and slept very less and carried out tough study & self-examination. He meet many Sufi’s saints on a journey to various countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and many Arab countries.

Soon he was ordered by his divine teacher Hazrat Abuul Faazal
(رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) instructed him to go to Lahore to exhort the religious guidance of Islam. He stated:
“Hazrat Shah Hussein Zaanjaani (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) is present there for this job so why
should I go to there? Hazrat Abuul Faazal (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) stated: “Don’t ask questions just travel towards the city of Lahore.” So he migrated from Syria to Lahore in (431 A.H) 1041 A.D. When he arrived in Lahore he witnessed that people were shouldering a casket toward the burial ground for funeral. He inquired whose funeral is it? People answered “it is the funeral of Hazrat Shah Hussein Zaanjaani (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)”. Hearing upon that he speculated why his spiritual tutor ordered him to travel to Lahore. After arriving in Lahore he began preaching Islamic laws and he even constructed a masjid (mosque).

When Hazrat Ali Haajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) started constructing the masjid (mosque) itsfront was slightly towards the south and the direction was not similar to other
masjid (mosque) of Lahore. The Religious Scholars of Lahore criticized but he
did not answer them. When the masjid (mosque) was completely constructed he gatheredall Islamic scholars of Lahore and stated: “Your objection was that the
direction of Ka’bah “Kiblah” is incorrect now look for yourself and see in which
direction Ka’bah really is!” To their astonishment they were sitting just before
the holy Ka’bah in Makkah Mukarramah. All the religious scholars were startled
to witness his marvels and felt humiliated and apologized heart fully.

He also constructed a building adjoining the masjid (mosque) and utilized that structure as “Khanqaah” Religious School. Many skeptics agreed upon Islam on his hands and many more conquered the utmost level of spirituality under his counseling. He joined in holy matrimony two times but twain of his wives demised soon after the marriage.

Marvels of the Script of Hazrat Data Gannj-e-Baaksh Ali Haajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)

Hazrat Data Gannj-e-Baaksh Ali Haajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) spent his life educating, advising, and encouraging and motivating and originating the statement of truth. Thousands of benighted people transformed into  Islamic scholars, masses of people welcomed Islam, the uncertain began to follow the straight Path, the preposterous found sense and soberness, the unlawful  became lawful and the wrongdoers became righteous under his powers.
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He has scripted various books but this particular book has a predominant spot in the
world of Sufism and it is scripted in Persian jargon. This specific publication symbolizes Sufi ideology such as Maarifaat, Tareeqat and Waylayaat in such an idea that they mirror the requirements of comprehensive age. For instance, this very script was beneficial 900 years back and is beneficial at the present-day and will be beneficial for as long as Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) desires it to be.

Hazrat Nizaam-uddin Auliya (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) states that:

If you do not have a (Mursheed) you should interpret this book and by the sanctification of reading it you will discover your (Mursheed).This book is like a spotless (Mursheed) in Persian jargon dazzling like an uprising light in the dark path with no other race. This script is one of the finest and genuine scripts of Sufism. This very book on the subject of Sufism attracts all the dominant Sufi Saints of India to obtain real counseling and it is treated as “Toraath and Bibble” of Sufism.

Hazrat Syed Ali Hujwairi (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) also recognized as Data Gannj Baaksh (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) influence powerful physical place in the Ahle Tareeqat holy persons and is an eminent Sufi scholar. Unlimited personalities acknowledge him as a wise Sufi scholar and his script Kaash-al Maajub is one of the best credible books of Sufism. This script does not only have the descriptions and saying of the Sufi scholars but also has deep-seated organs of genuine Sufi substantial. This particular book (Kaash al-Mahjoob) portrays the entire “Mursheed” guidance. The Islamic Scholars and spiritual saints have altogether advised the value of this specific book greatly.

This script particularly frees the saintly birds of guidance and smooth’s way, Data ganj bakhshuplifting the hearts with radiant lights removing dirt and the reader of this book harvests the real perceptive of Islamic laws (Sh
ariat). This certain book washes spiritually the inner heart and abolishes the
secret hurdles within 
characters. This particular book consists of life histories of many Islamic ideals and the style in which it is scripted welcomes the cool breeze of guidance for those who eye this specific book. This script is very comprehensive as it aids the learners of Sufism in each and every age.

Hazrat Syed Ali Hujwairi (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) narrates in his book:

Oh learners of Sufism, May Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) grant you with the compensation of both the worlds, and he further states: By scripting this book my ambition was to fulfill all the needs of the reader and to insure that he may not obtain any other book and that this particular book will be more than enough for the learners of Sufism.

Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) advising harmony with his poetry globally

In view, Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) was a graceful man, of an average size. He was solidly built, had cloudy ochre eyes, with a wide and tall forehead. He developed a beard according to the size permitted in the holy prophet’s Sunnah. He had a sincere and cautious review about himself and consumed much life in deep thoughts and self-examination, because he was always worried about his virtuous and religious development with the only reason of searching connection of the sacred. He would often investigate loneliness and think about seriously on the blazing queries flowing in his imagination toward mankind’s spiritual soul:

Reasons to create man-kind ?

 What is his Objective on the Globe? What is his Connection with his Originator?

 What is his Final Goal?

These queries agitated him and drove him towards loneliness and self-examination. He despised inhumanity and could never cause true misery to man-kind or even to an animal-kingdom. He proclaimed a very straightforward life of tolerant. His meal consumption was plain and cautious, so was his getup which was generally ingrained yellow, the shade of the getup of usually monks, Sufis, and hermit, tailored with ebony filaments. Until today, his remains are safeguarded at “Bhitshah” (where his tomb stands), along with so of his monuments such as a marching cane, a pair of eating receptacle, one originated of Sandal-wood and the other of luminous rock, which he utilized for consuming and drinking. His tall beret and his ebony headdress are firmly safeguarded.

In expedition of spiritual candor, Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) well-traveled to various sectors of Sindh and also visited to the adjoining grounds as far as Lasbella, Multan, Jaiesalmeer and Bhuuj. He was well acknowledged among the well-known Sultans and Shahs at crest of might and laws of “Kaalhooras” in the province of Sindh. Nevertheless he well-travelled concerned only towards Islam in the clique of monks, hermits and frequently solo stepping in towns and cities, to comprehend the genuine directives of Islam enclosed in nature. During his journey he traveled towards the highlands, canyons, coastlands, plains and elevations where he encountered the traditional elementary inhabitations. He simultaneously journeyed towards the “Barren Hills” in the south city area of Hyderabad, Sindh.

The verses of his poem include the experience of “Sindhi Sailors” and their sailing expedition to Srilanka and Java. For approximately three years durations, he journeyed with monks and hermits, in pursuit of the faith, harmony, and reconciliation in the highlands of “Lasbella”. At various parts in the “Risaloh” it is remarked that he has been travelling with these hermits to these great, sacred and serene places. He also journeyed to very distant locations in the “Thaar” Desert such as “Junnagaadh” and “Jaisaalmer”.

All though Sindhi authors have not considered toward poetry for children yet still many authors and organizations have been generating positive things for the youth. The most wonderful voice of “Sufism” in Sindh belongs to the “Risaloh” of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ). This evident collection of magical poetry transmits the vast custom of “Sufism” in a vivid and rich territorial language.

Family tree and Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)

A famous Muslim scholar, educator and an original writer of poetry, Merza Caliche Beige has performed a tremendous benefit to Sindhi research by compiling data relatively of the initial life of Shah Bhattai, from the discussions that he had regularly secured with numerous old kin still existing, who acknowledged these details from their parents and ancestors for they had viewed Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) personally and had even voiced with him.

His forefathers had come from (Herat) which is still the 2nd biggest city of Afghanistan to Sindh, after it was removed by “Timur” and his Mongol combatants. Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) was the grandson of Abdul Karim Bullree (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) who was a supernatural wordsmith of great honor, his poetry in Sindhi is living and his honoring is still guarded at Bullree in the formation of an Urs.

Syed Habib Shah (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) was his father who lived in “Hallah-Haveli” a small town 40 miles from “Mattiarri” and next to the village of “Bhitshah”. Afterwards he left the venue and migrated to “Kottri” where Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) spent some part of his immature life.

Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) obtained his greater scholarship in the Maaktab of Akhund Noor Muhammad in fundamental Persian and Sindhi. He is also recognized to have recollected great verses of the holy Qur’an. His communication in Persian with present-day scholar “Makhdoum Moin-uddin Thattavi” as included in the Risaalah-e-Owaisi which brings onlookers to his scholarly ability. In his poetry he addresses Sindh and its adjoining territory; he drafts the remote cities such as Samarqand and “Constantinople” which is now called “Istanbul” he also unfolded about (Saamuundi) Sindhi sailors and their shipping methods journeys as deep as the “Malaabar” shores “Ceylon” which is now called Srilanka and the island of Java. His poetry was early interpreted into German language in 1866 approximately 100 years after his demise by a German Islamic scholar and preacher who was captivated by Sindhi language and culture in around 1860’s. With the support of Sindhi philosophers he gathered a collection of the earliest verses and named it “Shah Jo Risaloh”.

The Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) is a great ceremony in Sindh, where nations from virtually every small town, districts and cities of Sindh and from various districts and cities of other regions of Pakistan. The Urs begins from 14th Safar every Islamic calendar and continues for three days in which prosperous, needy, immature, elderly, intellectual and farmers make a decisive attempt to show up. His followers, hermits and artists assemble around and narrate passages of his poetry. Intellectual contest and demonstration of his efforts and old Sindhi antiques are also publicized and promoted. In the final approximately 8 years of his momentous life, Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) lived in Bhitshah. A few days earlier his demise he separated to his rock-shaped dwelling and squandered all his precious moments in invocation, fasting and consuming very little.

The tomb aloft his grave was constructed by (Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro) to celebrate his success over the Rao of Kuchh a Maratha ally in the Desert of “Thaar”.

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Poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)

Faizan-e-Abdul Latif BhitaiShah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) can precisely be named the explorer of the new Sindhi language, Sindhi civilization and community. He is the religious Crown for the people of Sindh. His directives of tolerance, struggle, nationalism and comprehensive love has overstepped generations of political revolution and invasion. And the people of Sindh have experienced this activity with avoidance, pacification and devotion to the loyalty, integrity and values educated by him.

The book Sindhi: شاھ جو رسالو‎ is a creative guide of legendary Sufi author Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ). It is a compendium, for Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai’s verses in different patterns of Baayt and Waai which was composed by many of his ardent supporters in the time of his life and after his demise. The ardent supporters composed his verses and entitled it as “Sindhi: شاھ جو رسالو” or verses of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ). It was published by “Ernest Trump” from (Leipzig) 1866 in Germany named “Diwaan”. Later many philosophers and interpreters have published the “Diwaan” with their personal collections, therefore many publications are handy.

The utmost current project was conducted in 1994 by (Amin Khameesani) a philosopher of English literature of the transcription of “Diwaan” into English at the Sindh University. The famous Sindhi author “Sheikh Ayyaz” translated it to Urdu. The script is translated into Punjabi and more currently in French which was launched by Artistic division of Sindh. Some part of the script is also Tran scripted in Arabic too. Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) was a preacher and trusted in constructive education. Because of his vast excursions he obtained the environment for most of his poetry. He criticized luxury, discrimination and injustice in all ways and at all levels, and admired purity and companionship. His sacred and mystical verses carry a directive of affection and entirety of the humanity.

A Message of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ): He calls for a constant struggle for the awareness of the equitable agreement with Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God by living absolutely faithful to the excellence of the harmony and individuality of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and His creations, human beings superior above all. He advises each one of us to hard work over thick and thin. Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) passed away in (1165 Hijra) on the embankment where he had lived and was entombed there. A grand ruler of Sindh, (Ghulam Shah Kalhoro) was so dedicated to his personality that he constructed a tomb over his grave. Millions of devotees assemble, listen to the Saint’s poetry and perform their invocations. Currently a book repository, a shelter house and an arts and crafts gallery has been built. Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai’s directive is the word of devotion. He trusted in the fraternity and impartiality of manhood and in gratifying Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God by good practices.

The mausoleum of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) is in “Bhiit-Shah” which is situated near “Halla”. It’s marvelous dome can be easily viewed from a radius of many miles. The tomb is been affiliated with the leading road. Currently a book repository, a guest house and a museum is built. The tomb influences the environment.