Tune in to watch exclusively on DM Dlobal TV at 4pm on new years day. This Rabi-ul-Awwal special broadcast is to be hosted by the Sufi Spiritual Society and will include special performances from Qari Zahoor Ahmad Saifi and Hafiz Nasir Khan alongside other naat khwan. Also taking place will be a ceremony to welcome a brother who has taken the decision to embrace Islam and will be taking his shahadah live on air.
If you have received an invitation to attend this event, please RSVP using the number provided. This event will only be for male guests.
This post contains the full story of the Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq which is to be recited on the upcoming Niaz Kounday on 22nd of Rajab. For further instructions on how to perform the niaz, read our previous post for more details. Click here to read Niaz Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq Part I. To find this text in Urdu, scroll to the bottom of the page. We also featured the topic, of how to perform this particular niaz, on our show which you can watch below from 3 minutes.
Mojiza of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq asws
Recite 19 times full Bismillah and Salawat 11 times prior to reading or telling the Mojiza of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq asws as follows:
A very poor woodcutter used to live in a city and cut woods every day in a jungle and sell tree-branches to earn living for his family. Upon finding it difficult to make both ends meet, one day he decided to go abroad to earn better wages. They prayed to God for blessings and have mercy on them.
He left in the search of work and better job, but unfortunately his fate was not in his favour. He intended to return home but time slowly slipped away and he could not save enough from the little savings he managed to secure from few odd jobs. He remained in uncertainty for twelve years thinking of gathering money but during all that time he could neither send any money to his family nor could go back to see them.
On the other hand, his wife initially waited for few days with the hope that her husband will soon start supporting them. However, when she did not hear from him for a long time and in order to support her starving family, she found herself a job, as a cleaner in prime minister’s palace to bring home some food for survival
One day, she saw a dream that she was cleaning prime minister’s palace, when all of a sudden the Master of both worlds Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq sws came into the courtyard together with His companions and enquired from His companions: ‘Do you know which date is today and which month is it?’ They replied, ‘ya Mola asws tonight is 22nd Rajab-ul-mujarab. Imama sws replied from his Divine tongue that if some one is engulfed into troubles, no matter how severe or bad they are, he/she should prepare ‘pooriyan’ of 1,1/4 kg of flour and give a nazar on the morning of 22nd Rajab and pray Allah azwj and ask for Our sake. Allah azwj will, for sure, listen to their requests and relieve them from their hardships. When the woodcutter’s wife woke up, she decided to perform this nazar. And on the morning of 22nd Rajab after praying Fajar, she did the nazar exactly in the way as prescribed by Imama sws in her dream. Salawat!
Now listen to the situation of woodcutter himself: When his wife was offering niaz on the morning of 22 nd Rajab, her husband was cutting woods in a jungle after climbing on a tree when all of a sudden his axe fell out of his hand on the ground below. When he pulled it out of the soft ground, he felt there is something buried there, like a hidden treasure. On digging the ground, he found an enormous treasure, hidden in a box. At this instance, he covered it again and went back. He then returned to the place and started extracting jewels and gold from the box little by little. Upon recovering all of it, he started to prepare for his journey back home, now with plenty of wealth and self-esteem.
His family welcomed him and he built a beautiful house, near the little old cottage and started living happily with his family. One day his wife told him about the mojiza and how she offered the nazar. When she told him about the date and timing, they were exactly the same date and timing when he got that treasure. Salawat!
He fully believed in it and became a devout momin. One day prime minister’s wife was standing on top of her palace and enjoying sunshine and fresh air when she noticed a very attractive and newly built house in the proximity of their grand palace. She asked her slave girls about the owner of that house. They told her that the house belongs to the family of the lady who used to clean the palace. On hearing this, she called her (woodcutter’s wife) and quizzed the legitimacy of her newly acquired wealth. Woodcutter’s wife told her saga in detail, but the prime minister’s wife did not believe her and thought that her husband must have stolen or robbed the described treasures.
While the prime minister’s wife had this suspicion, her husband met his bad fate in the court of the king. One of the officials in the king’s palace was against the prime minister. Upon finding a suitable time, he made fraudulent allegations against him to the King. The ruler immediately asked him to present before him all the accounts. The prime minister could not balance the accounts in that short notice and was humiliated and suspended from his position.
The king ordered to confiscate all of prime minister’s property and asked them to leave their palace and go away form his kingdom. Both the husband and wife left their house and were walking on foot, which they were not used to, and felt exhausted with hunger and thirst. Soon they found a field full of melons in front of them. The prime minister took 2 dirham from his wife which were left in her pocket, by chance, and bought a melon and wrapped it in a cloth, to eat it later under a tree shade across the farm.
By chance the day when the prime minister got into trouble, the prince also went for hunting but did not manage to return home before the fall of the night. The King was worried and distressed so he consulted all his ministers and discussed the matter with them. The same minister who was always backbiting about the prime minister said, ‘I think the prince has been taken away and killed by the grieved prime minister’. On hearing this king ordered to arrest the prime minister. The police found him near the melon field and arrested the prime minister and his wife. They had not eaten the melon by that time and it was still wrapped up in the cloth at the time of their arrest.
They were brought in front of the king who noticed blood seeping out from the cloth in which the melon was wrapped. On removing the cloth prince’s deadhead was discovered. The king started crying and ordered to put them in jail for the night and behead both of them early in the morning. The prime minister and his wife were sent to the royal jail. In the jail the Prime Minister asked his wife ‘I cannot understand why are we in so much trouble? What kind of sin have we committed for which we are getting punished?’. His wife told him about the woodcutter’s story, word by word, and said that I did not believe in his spiritual ‘nazar’ and about Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq sws instructions in her dream.
Upon hearing this, the prime minister told his wife that there can be no sin graver than doubting Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq asws ‘s Divine powers and means of communications to help and assist his followers in desperation. They then decided to repent and ask for forgiveness as Mola asws’s miracles are always true and just. Therefore, they cried all night and asked for absolution and pledged to offer the Niaz if released from the prison without charge. Allah azwj accepted their apologies and early in the morning, the prince came back from hunting and greeted his father, the king. Salawat!
On the prince’s return the king asked him,’ O my beloved son where have you been for so long?’
He replied that he decided to stay over night in one of their royal gardens due to unsuccessful haunting endeavor. The king asked him to go and take some rest and then asked for the prime minister and his wife, who were about to be hanged. The king also asked for the cloth in which he had seen the head of his son. This time when he opened it, he saw a melon there instead. He was surprised and asked the prime minister about the whole matter. The prime minister told him the whole event as it was. On listening to the entire story he sent for the woodcutter and his wife and asked them about the events described by the prime minister. They told the king, what they had gone through which was in line with what the prime minister had told him earlier. Upon gathering this information the king believed in it whole-heartedly and became a devout Momin and reinstated the prime minister to his former position and expelled the fellow who lied about him. Salawat!
Just as you have turned the wrong days of prime minister and woodcutter into better ones please, fulfill all prayers and wishes of all momaneen and mominaat and save us from the troubles and hardships, become our protector and give us the best sustenance, with ease, closer to my home, from ‘halal and pak’ resources and means. Aamin suma Aamin.
Then stand up and recite Salawat 5 times, sura Fateha once, sura Ikhlas three times, sura Qadar once and five times Salawat and serve niaz to the participants, as described above.
This post contains the full story of the Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq which is to be recited on the upcoming Niaz Kounday on 22nd of Rajab. For furhter instructions on how to perform the niaz, read our previous post for further information. Click here to read Niaz Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq Part I. Below is the text in Urdu. Credit: This information has been provided by hubeali.com.
Our prepared niaz for the kundeh niaz last year. Read more here http://www.sufispiritualsociety.com/niaz-imam-jafar-e-sadiq-part-ii/
Our prepared niaz for this occasion last year
22nd Rajab Niaz Kounday
22nd of Rajab is celebrated with supplications to Allah azwj, praise and remembrance of Masomeen aswss’ contributions and sacrifices for the purpose of establishing Allah azwj’s recognition and saving entire universe from destruction. A specially prepared feast is also offered to brethren in Eman along with denouncing the enemies of Ahlul Baita sws. A centuries’ old tradition, regularly commemorated by the followers of Ahlul Baita sws, and is referred to ‘Niaz’ Imam Jafar-e-Sadiqa sws. We have briefly described, below, preparation and offering of this feast.
In order to prepare Niaz it is suggested that followers of Ahlul Baita sws should get up early in the morning of 22 Rajab and should clean the house and purify themselves by taking Ghusal (bath/shower), put on fragrance (etar) and lit agar bate/use air freshener in their home and spread a clean ‘tahir’ sheet in a clean room. One should make sure all the utensils to be used in the preparation of niaz are clean and Pak.
Procedure For Preparing Niaz
Make dough of approximately one kilogram and a quarter of flour ‘mayda’ and prepare 14 pieces of bread ‘pooriyan’ and short sweet bread ‘tikiyan’ (which are sweet bread and small in size like pan cakes) and fry them in oil. Prepare some semolina ‘halwa’ as well or kheer, a traditional rice pudding.
For khas niaz take out 7 pooriyan and 7 tikiyan and some halwa in clean and pure pots and place the pots containing Niaz facing Qibla. After praying Fajar prayers read the following mojiza of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiqa sws‘s offer niaz, and make prayers. One should take extra care in consuming khas niaz and it is better not to allow any one to take the ‘khas niaz’ i.e. the selected portion, out of the house as it is considered disrespectful. The other food to be prepared may be given out to take away by momaneen. The niaz is also part of a celebration, a day on which Allah azwj relieved momaneen from one of the worst Muslim rulers, who was trying to kill and eliminated shian-e-Ali sws.
Sufism cannot be called a religion, because it is free from principles, distinctions, and differences, the very basis on which religions are founded; neither can it be called a philosophy, because philosophy teaches the study of nature in its qualities and varieties, whereas Sufism teaches unity. Therefore it may best be called simply the training of the view.
The word ‘Sufi’ implies purity, and purity contains two qualities. Pure means unmixed with any other element, or in other words that which exists in its own element unalloyed and unstained. The second quality of purity is great adaptability.
Such is the nature of the Sufi. In the first place he purifies himself by keeping the vision of God constantly before him, not allowing the stains of earthly differences and distinctions to be mirrored upon his heart, nor good or bad society, nor intercourse with high- or low-class people. Nor can faith or a belief ever interfere with his purity.
The Sufi shows his universal brotherhood in his adaptability. Among Christians he is a Christian, among Jews he is a Jew, among Muslims he is a Muslim, among Hindus he is a Hindu; for he is one with all, and thus all are with him. He allows everyone to join in his brotherhood, and in the same way he allows himself to join in any other. He never questions, ‘ what is your creed or nation or religion?’ Neither does he ask, ‘what are your teachings or principles?’
Call him brother, he answers bother, and he means it. With regard to principles, the Sufi has none, for sweetness may be beneficial to one and harmful to another. Thus is it with all principles, good and bad, kind and cruel. If we ask a soldier to be merciful during the battle, he will at once be defeated. This shows that everyone has his own principle for each action or situation. One person may believe in a certain principle, while another may hold quite a contrary opinion. What one person may call good another may call bad. One says a certain path is the right one, while another takes the opposite direction. The Sufi, instead of becoming centered in his likes and dislikes and limiting himself to a certain faith or belief, reasoning out right and wrong, focuses his view on that of another. Thus he sees the reason why he believes and why he does not, why something is right to one and wrong to another. He also understands why that which is called good by some people may be called bad by others, and thus by keeping his point of view under control he arrives at the true height of wisdom.
The Sufi is a Muslim, not because many Muslims happen to be Sufis, nor because of his use of Muslim phraseology, but because in his life he proves what a true Muslim ought to be. Muslims have such a sense of devotion that no matter how great a sinner or how cruel a man may be, the name of Allah or Muhammad s.a.w.w at once reduces him to tears. Similarly the practices of Sufis first develop the heart qualities which are often over looked by many other mystics. It is the purification of the heart, which makes it receptive to the illumination of the soul. The Sufis are the ones who read the Quran from every experience of life, and see and recognize Muhammad’s face in each atom of the manifestation.
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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.
Shab-e-Baraat will be observed on Thursday night, 12th June by the Sufi Spiritual Society. Shab-e-Baraat (Laylatul Nifsul Shaban) is the night when Allah the Almighty arranges the affairs of the following year. It is a night of worship and prayers for all Muslims.
Nawafil for Shab-e-Baraat
1. Read six rakaat Nafl prayer (2+2+2), after Maghrib. After each two, we read Surah Yaseen AND Surah Ikhlas 21 times. This special prayer, by the blessing of Allah Almighty, will give you a healthy and prosperous life for the coming year, Inshallah.
The intention for each Nafl is:
Dua for a long and prosperous life.
Dua for protection from calamity.
Dua for dependance on Allah alone, to the exclusion of His creations.
2. Read twelve rakaat nafl prayer. In each rakaat read Surah Fatiha (Alhamdo) once and Surah Iklas 10 times. Once this is completed, read the following:
Third Kalimah Tamjeed (Exaltation)………10 times
Fourth Kalimah Tawheed (Oneness)………10 times
Darood Sharif………………………………………100 times
3. Read 8 rakaat nafl prayer with one salaam. In each rakaat recite the following i.
Surah Fatiha……………………………………………….1 time
Surah Iklas………………………………………………11 times
From Bibi Paak s.u.a is rewayat to have said that whoever will observe this prayer, on Shab-e-Baraat and will present its reward (sawab) to my soul, I will strongly recommend for his/her forgiveness to Allah Almighty before I enter the heavens.
4. The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) used to read this dua abundantly on this night, we should do the same.
Allahumma inni al-aloka afwa wal afiyata wal muafatad-daimata fid dunya
5. Read 100 rakaat naflt prayer reciting in each rakaat reciting :
Surah Iklas……………………………………..10 times
The person observing this prayer on Shab-e-Baraat will have tremedous blessings from Allah Almighty and his/her prayers will be answered and will be made free from the fire of hell and will go to paradise.
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