Guests arrived in anticipation last night to mark the fourth anniversary since the Supreme Spiritual Leader, Shah Saab, passed away. Very few knew the secret that was to be revealed tonight that would to make this evening a momentous achievement in the history of the Sufi Spiritual Society. Those who knew of the upcoming events found it difficult to keep such exciting news locked away; they were desperate to tell everyone. But all was to be revealed very soon.
Following prayers and the recitation of Surah Yaseen to commemorate the memory of Shah Ji, male members of the Society and other guests visited the site at which the late Shah Ji rests. After paying their respects, they returned to continue the evening’s events. Qaari Saab performed Hamds and Surah’s from the Quran which was then followed by guests sharing their cherished memories of Shah Ji. The hearts of many were touched and brought tears to those that were humbled to have been in the company and presence of such an accomplished yet modest spiritual leader. Not only will his achievements and spiritual enlightenment be remembered and studied for years to come, insha’allah, but his warm and caring personality will never be forgotten.
Then elite members of the society began their presentation to unfold the secret that had to be shared. They payed tribute to the DM Digital TV Network team and their family for encouraging Shah Saab, the current Spiritual Leader on pursuing the Sufism path and sharing his rare and hidden knowledge. As without them, they may not be here presenting such news. The atmosphere in the room could not be recreated there was a buzz amongst those who listened intently.
Hidden in the corner were antique, hand crafted boxes that contained even more exquisite objects. As the contents of these treasure boxes were revealed one by one, heartbeats raced and guests murmured to each other in disbelief. Could they really be in the presence of such rare relics? Were they actually sat beside items that very few have said to have seen? Such heirlooms are only ever talked about and remained rumours. Until now that is. After crowds were hushed and silence fell once again to allow speaker, Mr Tauseef Akhtar, to tell us how these items were acquired. Objects such as these are passed down generations and become dispersed with in extended families. But we have been in a very lucky position to have such a large collection present in one location. We’ll be sharing soon how the connection was made between the Society and original owners of the relics-and even that is an amazing story to tell.
These artefacts are from the time of our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH, his family and close advisers. One of which is Moh-e-Mubarak of the Holy Prophet’s PBUH single hair from his head that has survived and remains intact. We also have a Mo-e-Mubarak of Hazrat Abubakar RA and thread hand-woven by Bibi Paak SUA. A single tooth of Hazrat Ovais Karni RA is also in the collection. This is even more significant for the Sufi Spiritual Society as their knowledge originates from Tareeqat-e-Ovaisia. The antique box also holds an original map of the Kab’ah that dates back 800 years and a pair of shoes belonging to Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani RA. These magnificent relics are referred to as Ziaraat.
Guests lined up to get a glimpse of the collection and say their prayers. Many were stunned and examined the Ziaraat in awe, in disbelief! Phone cameras were armed and at the ready, those who had just discovered the secret wanted to tell their friends, their family, the world. They needed proof that they came so close to such rare objects. The air was electric. Simultaneous recitation of Durood Shareef opened our hearts to what had just been revealed to us and we were all grateful that we were stood in this very room. Our museum was only temporary so guests were ceremoniously ushered away despite many wanting to stay for longer.
The following precious items were presented to Shah Saab of the Sufi Spiritual Society, by Sister Ruhmana Aslam from London.
1. Moh-e-Mubarak of the Holy Prophet SAWW 2. Thread made by Bibi Paak SUA 3. Mo-e-Mubarak Hazrat Abubakar RA 4. Dandaan-e-Mubararak Hazrat Ovais Karni RA 5. Nalain-e-Mubarak of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani RA (peeran-e-peer).
These items have been in Sister Ruhama’s family for generations and we would like to express our heartiest gratitude to their family for presenting such rare and precious objects. We are humbled that they thought of the Sufi Spiritual Society as deserving recipients of such magnificent artefacts. They felt it their duty and responsibility to share with their possessions with the Ummah and wider community. We aim to share this with as many people as possible using our platform as the Sufi Spiritual Society to help others. We want to protect these cherished heirlooms with the up most respect.
Full coverage and details of this momentous occasion will be shared very soon. A huge thank you to everyone involved and made this event even more special.
This month is dedicated to the late Supreme Spiritual Leader, Shah Saab as it is now four years since he passed away. Now the role of the Spiritual Leader has been passed down to Shah Saab’s son. Tune in to DM Digital to hear him talk about the phenomenal legacy that his father left for us to discover.
A khatam will be observed on Saturday 14th June 2014, which not only marks the fourth Barsi (anniversary) of the Supreme Spiritual Leader, but we will also be sharing with the world a momentous occasion. All will be revealed very soon. Sign up or follow us on twitter to be the first to learn what we will be sharing.
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