Niaz Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq Part II

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!

Ya parwardigar!
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

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Niaz Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq Part I

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.

Part II to follow this post soon. This will include the remaining instructions to carry out the niaz and the full story that is to be recited.

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The spirit of Sufism

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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Shah Saab, Akhtar Moeed Shah Al-Abidi

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What is Zikr?

Zikr means remembrance of God (Allah). The Qur’an tells us to practice Zikr in order to expand our aliveness, increase our spiritual attunement and find rest for our hearts. In doing so, we invoke the immediate experience of divine attributes, specifically activating the energies of compassion and mercy and drawing blessings from the angelic realm.

‘Lá iláha illallah’ is the belief in the Divine Lordship of Allah (referred to as ‘ruboobiyyah’). Which means believing that Allah is the only one power who creates, gives life and death, and maintains the affairs of all that’s in this universe that exist in between life and death.

‘Allah Hoo’ becomes a complete sentence translating to ‘HE is Allah’. When the pronoun ‘Hoo’ is combined with the word ‘Allah’, it becomes a complete sentence: ‘HE is Allah’. Understand a simple grammatical principle that this is a complete sentence. The pronoun ‘Hoo’ gives it the meaning ‘HE is (exists), Whose name is Allah’.

‘Howa’ is a sacred and a secret name in spirituality of Allah. It is derived from ‘Hoo’ (verb), which states the one that exists, and always been in existence and will always be.

Watch the Khatam and Mehfil-e-Ziqr here

What is Sufism?

This question has many answers and depending on who answers, the answers are very similar. Simply put, Sufism is a path and the one who walks the path is known as a Sufi.

Islam is a complete religion. The Sharia law in Islam provides guidelines for humanity, setting out principles, practices and clear law and order to assist in structuring and building Muslim communities around the world. Islam, being a complete and unique religion also has, Tareeqat. One must follow Sharia and Tareeqat. Tareeqat, like Sharia, has principles, practices and clear law and order. Tareeqat also assists in structuring and building Muslim communities around the world. Tareeqat has much diversity. Dependent upon which Tareeqat you follow, you become known by that Tareeqat. For example the Sufi Spiritual Society is of the Tareeqat-e-Ovaisia.

In the early days of Islam, knowledge of enlightened guidance was received through our beloved Prophet Hazrat Mohammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam peace be upon him and his progeny (PBUHAHP) and then Hazrat Maula Ali alayhi as-salam peace be upon him (PBUH). Such knowledge provided spiritual enlightenment to those who followed the knowledge. Depending on who the knowledge was received from, various names were given to the particular way of the teachings, thus becoming different Tareeqats. The one who learned the Tareeqat was thus the enlightened one. The enlightened one then passed on this knowledge. This is briefly where Tareeqats originated from. Tareeqat-e-Ovaisia originates from Hazrat Ovais-e-Karni radhiallahu ‘anhu (RA).


Coming back to Islam being a complete and unique religion, for avoidance of any doubt, in order to follow a particular Tareeqat, one vital condition is that one follows Sharia law. Sharia provides the foundation and only if one follows sharia law they are allowed to further progress and follow Tareeqat. In fact turning the phrases “once you break through the surface you may go deeper to the core”. You see Shariat gives one an understanding of the way of life in accordance to Islam. Tareeqat enlightens one to a path followed before them. The path is Sufism and the one who decides to walk that path is a Sufi. Sufism is the inner, mystical, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam. Through devotion and certain practices you attain to a higher spiritual state. A Sufi completely surrenders to God, in love, over and over; which involves embracing with love at each moment the content of one’s consciousness, one’s perceptions, thoughts, and feelings, as well as one’s sense of self. Only then one receives the gifts of God or more precisely, manifestations from God.

Today, it has become increasingly harder to decipher between right and wrong, lawful and unlawful and truth and false hood. What is the reason for this? There are more mosques today than there ever was before. Islam is being taught more today than it was ever taught before. So going by that logic, we should all be at peace and be able to co-exist peacefully. We should be able to manage our country affairs on an international level of excellence never seen before. In fact, we as the Muslim nation should be a role model society for the world and lead by example. Shouldn’t we? Instead we have disintegrated into many smaller groups. Have you ever thought why?


There were many individuals who learnt very little about Islam and laid claim to teaching it their own manner, following no particular Tareeqat. Doing this had its flaws and to recognise this we have to go back in time. In the days of our beloved prophet we were all united under one banner, Islam and known as just Muslims. We have become more and more indoctrinated to think according to the way of Islam we have been taught while living under a particular sect. In each sect there is intolerance towards breaking set patterns of worship and intolerance towards other sects. Our beloved prophet taught with patience and tolerance, so we should follow with our prophet as our example.

There is also lack of belief in the oneness of Allah. This is eventually the root cause of why we are not one among ourselves. Many have taken to side tracks of Islam.

The Sufi Spiritual Society has formed to put you on a path of enlightenment; to teach you the hidden knowledge, the forgotten knowledge of Islam, to guide you through it and to teach you from it, to heal you using it. We want people to develop spiritually. We want to show people how they can develop extra sensory perceptions, how they can excel in all aspects of life. To remould ways back to the ways of our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam (PBUHAHP). To guide and nurture one to the path which leads to Allah T’ala.

We want to re-establish Sufism. We want to show you how to decipher between right and wrong, lawful and unlawful and truth and false hood. We will show you using the same knowledge you are familiar with, The Holy Qu’ran. The difference this time is that you will get a chance to view, first hand, how the knowledge of the Qu’ran can come to life in the right hands. We understand the problems within society and want to rectify them. We want to promote brotherhood under one banner; Islam as one Muslim Ummah.

What do we do?

Our main purpose is to re- establish Sufism and reach a wider audience to teach them what Sufism is and how they can benefit from them. We have a live and interactive programme on Sufism and Tasawuf in accordance to Sharia and ancient Islamic knowledge which is purely attained by Ziqr-e-Allah, divine guidance through heart by heart and Abrar-o-Qazaif. You can watch this program DM Digital (Sky channel 802) or catch up on YouTube.

We provide personal guidance through a number of methods, get in touch to find out how Sufism can help you. You can also watch our live broadcast coming soon. Connect with the Sufi Spiritual Society on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to keep up to date with the latest news.