Shah Bahauddin Naqshband

Then the Khaajah accompanied Mawlaana `Aarif for seven years, then Qatham Shaikh, then Khaleel Ataa for twelve years. Then he traveled twice to Hijaaz7, accompanied by Khaajah Muhammad Paarsa in the second journey. When they arrived to Khuraasaan, he sent Khaajah Muhammad Paarsa with the rest of his companions via Baaward to Naysaabur and headed toward Haraah to meet Mawlaana Zaynu’d Deen Abu Bakr al Taaybaadi and accompanied him for three days in Taaybaad. Then he headed toward Hijaaz (for Hajj), rejoined his companions in Naysaabur, settled a while in Marv after returning from Hajj, then came to Bukhaara and lived there the rest of his life. In his death bed Ameer Kulaal directed all his companions to follow Khaajah Naqshband may Allah Ta`aala Have Mercy on him. They told him:

<<Khaajah Naqshband does not mention (Allah) by the vocal zhikr, so how can we follow him!>>

He said:

<<there is wisdom in all that Allah Ta`aala Gave him, so do not disobey him.>>

Al Shaikh Ahmad Ibn `Illaan said in his “Maqaamaat“:

<<Hadrat Khaajah `Alaa’u d-Deen al `Attaar quddisa sirruh reported that the Khaajah (Naqshband) used to say:

<<Among Allah Ta`aala‘s special care of me is that I was honored in my childhood days with the (attentive and blessed) “look” of Hadrat the great Shaikh Khaajah Baaba Sammaasi, may Allah Sanctify his soul, and that he accepted me to be a “son” of his.>>

And he reported from Hadrat al Khaajah’s grand father that:

< When three days passed after the birth of my (grand) son Bahaa’u d-Deen, Hadrat Khaajah Baaba al Sammaasi quddisa sirruh arrived with a group of his companions to the Palace of Hindawaan. I had a complete loving and iraadah (“will” – to follow -) for his Eminence, and those who loved him where very numerous in that place. It crossed my mind to take this son of mine to him, so I placed on his chest some nazhr (dedication to Allah) and took him with total supplication and humility, upon which he said, may Allah Be Well-Pleased with him

<<this is my son, and I have accepted him>>

then he turned his face toward the companions and said to Hadrat al Sayyid Kulaal quddisa sirruh, who was in that session:

<<How many a time when I reached this place did I tell you that this fragrance has increased, and it is as if that child has been born, for the fragrance is coming stronger; this child is that person, and I hope he will be (an object of) following to the world.>>

It was also related from Hadrat Khaajah `Alaa’u d-Deen … that during the “administration” of Hadrat al Khaajah (Bahaa’u d-Deen) quddisa sirruh, one of Hadrat al Khaajah Muhammad Baaba Sammaasi’s companions was once in the Hindawaan Palace and used to say that before the birth of Hadrat al Khaajah Bahaa’u d-Deen quddisa sirruh, Hadrat al Khaajah Baaba used to come often to the Hindawaan Palace and mention in his company’s sessions that Qasru’l Hindawaan (the Hindawaan Palace) would soon become Qasru’l `Aarifeen (The Palace of Gnostics), and praise be to Allah, Hadrat al Khaajah Baaba’s blessed (intuitive) breath has appeared in this age.

And they related that Khaajah `Alaa’u d-Deen quddisa sirruh quoted Hadrat al Khaajah (Bahaa’u d-Deen) quddisa sirruh8:

< I was eighteen years old or more, and my grand father, Mercy be upon him, … sent me to Hadrat the great shaikh Khaajah Baaba Sammaasi in Sammaas upon his request. I reached this noble spot and got the honor of meeting him. I stayed in his company and by his barakah, when sunset arrived I had already found in myself complete supplication and humility (to Allah). I woke up at the end of the night, performed wudu‘, and entered that masjid where his group was. I prayed two rak`ats, kept my head during the prostration and supplicated and implore a lot. It passed over my tongue then:

<<my Lord, give me the strength of bearing affliction and of bearing the test of loving ones>>

So when I got in the morning by Hadrat al Khaajah Baaba quddisa sirruh, he turned toward me (after the morning prayer), informed my by scrutiny what occurred from me and told me

<<My son, you must say during supplication “My Lord, whatever has Your Good-Pleasure, Give it to this weak subject”. For Allah’s Good-Pleasure is that His subject not to be in affliction; and if by His wisdom He sends affliction to His beloved one, He then Gives him the strength to bear it, and Acquaints him with His Wisdom therein. So the subject should not choose affliction as it is against good manners.>>

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