Author: His Majesty Sayedina Riaz Ahmad Gohar Shahi (May He live long)
Publisher Sarfrosh Publications Pakistan
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Misfortune of the time where youth class has gone unacquainted of religion. And the irony (of youth) went on multiplication for denial of spiritualism, enmity for religious savants and distrustfulness on spiritual guides. The youth, merely could not be blamed for that. On the contrary they neither could observe that particular act among most of the religious savants nor witness that specific luminosity among most of the spiritual guides, the stories and miracles of whom they had been studying in books, there appended two to each line such that some religious savants possessing just apparent knowledge and so-called saints did characterized those miracles baseless and impossible, but reality is standing on the other side. There exist not only 360 friends of Allah /saints all the time in every age but remain entirely busy in serving human beings, just because of them the world is in standing flourishing state. It is a flaw of our sight exclusively.
Thousands of believers of Allah are still present there in spiritualism at the moment, and most of them are pure of their hearts, but that formula is not so widespread. There are still Zā΄kīr-e-Qal΄bi, Zā΄kīr-e-Rooh΄i, Zā΄kīr-e-Sūltā´nī, and Zā΄kīr-Qūrbā´nī busy with us in daily affairs in this saturated world but we don’t have any awareness, we have started this chain of preaching and spiritualism to recognize these particularities and to make this formula common. May Allah help and support us and accept this effort (attempted) by us.
Chairman Sarfrosh Publications Pakistan
There are five elements of Islam, Ka΄lima/declaration of faith, Nāmāz΄/Prayers, Ro΄zah/Fasting, Haj/Seasonal pilgrimage of Mecca and Zakāt΄/Religious tax as a basic in function of Islam. The first Islamic element i.e Ka΄lima/declaration of faith is eternal and basis as well and the remaining four are bounded by time.
There is another Hadith Sharif that:افضل الذکر لاالہ الااللہ (ترمذی شریف)
There came in Hadith Sharif that:ان اللہ لا ینظر الی صورکم ولا اعمالکم ولکن ینظر الی قلوبکم و نیاتکم
Those people who are unfortunate or against this wisdom can never access the Qal΄b through apparent knowledge or adoration because an ultimate end of apparent understanding is prolonged arguments & debating and polemical speech that may lead to a station of malicious objection/contention as the 72 sects are the creation of very this apparent knowledge and an extremity of this inner divine wisdom/adoration through Qal΄b is the court of the Prophet PBUH which is secured and pure from malicious objections/contentions of every type.
Muslims are left like a shell and the nucleus that was present in chests, have become deprived of them. That was the true hub, the pleasure in prayer, ecstasy in Zik´r/remembrance, taking initiative in generosity and the mutual brotherhood and love was due to that nucleus, and there was a passion of putting supreme effort to preach religion. But all these particulars crept out of chest upon the destruction of this nucleus. And jealousy, haughtiness, malice, rancor, enmity and miserliness occupied in replacement of them, now the very same Muslim has become an enemy of each other due to these (above mentioned facts), even the very same Muslim who had been teaching infidel, Christians to become a Muslim has now become the spy and tool of them, and many of Muslims have embraced communism and Christians leaving their own religion so it has become vital to make an effort to transmit the nucleus of personal name (of Allah ) into the chests of Muslims, and to comply with this assignment an Anjuman/association was established in 1980. (When) Anjuman Sarferoshan-e Islam Pakistan came out practically then to let (the others) acquainted with the education of perfect saints through literatures and libraries an administration and accomplishment of holding meeting for remembrance and contemplation was undertaken.
Travel back into the past for a while that the nucleus of name of Allah had been bestowed upon by some perfect spiritual guide whereas some may be granted by way of Owaisi. The method of attaining through any of both is being given. It is better either to find some perfect spiritual master or is a disciple somewhere then one should request for being blessed with the remembrance through Qal΄b of personal name (of Allah ), the spiritual masters who are perfect in self take merely a glance, the spiritual masters who are perfect after demise within a period of 3 days and the spiritual masters who are perfect in life within a period of 7 days make (the aspirant) Zā΄kīr-e-Qal΄bi/one who remembers Allah by his heart after opening the mouth of Qal΄b. If any master evades for more than seven days then it is better get abandoned from him and should not destroy its precious life-time, either the master is imperfect or his own land is not worth sowing or his fortunate (will flourish) from somewhere else.
A sum of five thousand times of (Zik´r) every day for a general/common Muslim, and Zakāt΄ of a sum of twenty five thousand times every day for an Imām΄ Masjid/leader of mosque is levied, only then he excels over his followers. To attain the rank of Ghous/one of an upper category of mystics and Qūt´b/highest cadre in spiritual pivot is a Zakāt΄ of seventy two thousand, only then he surpasses over Imām΄ leaders. And the Zakāt΄ of a Faqī´r/Darvesh΄ is one hundred and twenty five thousand, only then he excels over Ghous and Qūt´b.
Once the mouth of Qal΄b is opened then it can commemorate six thousand times the Zik´r/remembrance of name of Allah, it may do it during contemplation in some aspirants or even without thought in other seekers. The learned scholars are sufficient to teach the apparent prayers and way of living. The spiritual guides Faqī´r/Darvesh΄ are subject to take (the aspirants) to inner/spiritual gatherings and to teach the spiritual adoration i.e, Qal΄bī, Rooh´ī, Siŕ ī, Naf΄s ī etc, if one cannot find any perfect spiritual guide then one should go to the shrine of some Ghous, Qūt´b or Shaheed/martyr to try his luck, perform the exercise of Zik´r-e-Anfās´/remembrance by breath i.e say Allah while inhaling and say Hoo while exhaling and try to centralize/impress the name of Allah on heart through imagination after getting itself cleaned. Zik´r-e Anfās, Hab´s-e Dum´/remembrance by holding the breath, Zik´r-e-Khafi/a silent inner remembrance, strokes (emphatic recital of Allah ’s name so as to cause a minor concussion of one’s heart) of Zik´r-e-Jehar/open loud verbal remembrance these all are means of approaching Zī΄kīr-e-Qal΄bi/remembrance by heart, once the Qal΄b falls into the force of remembrance then there does not hang around the need to work much harder, an identification of Qal΄b for being fallen in force of remembrance is that there will be an ecstasy in Qal΄b at the time of remembrance, occur a pleasure in remembrance, there is a possibility that some station may even be revealed during Zik´r/remembrance, a cheerful feeling will be there in disposition, there will start Allah Allah in heart during contemplation or even without thought, a calm in Qal΄b will be there, there will start a reduction in worldly and sensual thoughts, if the matter is against to this then abandon the exercise of Zik´r unless will be consented by a perfect spiritual master because every herb is not for chemistry. This exercise can even be practiced at an isolated place but drawing a circle/setting up an enclosure is compulsory.
Latī΄fa-e Naf΄s / Self
قالت الاعراب امنا قل لم تومنو اولکن قولو ااسلمناولما ید خل الایمان فی قلوبکم
Prophet hood came to ground with لاالٰہ الااللّہ i.e there were Zik´r regarding to attributive names only and of Naf´y isbāt´/Islamic creed as comprising negation of all deities save Allah and Prophet hood left with محمد رسول اللہ ﷺ That is to say there was nothing after it therefore it comes in Surah Ahzab in Qur’ān´-e majīd’ /The Holy Quran.ولکن رسول اللَّہ و خاتم النبین
Well, those people who embraced to any other Prophet after You PBUH or committed an alteration became infidels….. and have become deprived of intercession of the original one upon holding the false Prophet! For instance some human beings believe in Sheikh Sanaan while the others believe in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as “Prophet”.
Therefore it is necessary to rectify the Naf΄s first the one who is sitting inside a hole has no concern for being beaten from outside i.e adoration. The frames/bodies through apparent worship and Qal΄b and Naf΄s are purified through inner worship the scholars of Sharī΄at are there to fix the frames/bodies and narrate tales of hidden/invisibles but there are religious savants having the knowledge of divine path to rectify the Qal΄b and to take to the invisible gatherings, both of these are two arms of a religion Islam, scholars and saints had been walking together in religion for some time, religious savants became disciple to saints and saints became students to religious savants. But religious savants started neglecting practice little by little and most of the (so called) saints got vacant as of treating it like the legacy of ancestors. The religion started be hollowing, religious savants/scholars were fed up with imperfect saints and the saints complaining scholars and ummah became sick with both (of these). Vacant saints claimed for being Ghous/one of an upper category of mystics and Qūt´b/highest cadre in spiritual pivot and the non practicing scholars made false claimed for being Mūjaďdid/revivalist and prophethood. Both of these vacant deny the miracles and declare them as insignificant but infact miracles are the recognition of va´lī/friend of Allah , Ghous, Qūt´b and Mūjaďdid which Allah keeps on disclosing frequently for their (holy saints) authentication and faith/trust of ummah. The identification of a va´lī is that he causes people busy in remembrance and contemplation and takes (them) to the Noo´rī gathering while being in the inner, and satisfies the needs of indigents and cures for the patients through the mediation of Allah moreover takes to the Kash´f-Al-Qaboor/revelation of the graves/tombs and Kashf-Al-Hazoor/revelation of the person after provoking the Qal΄oob the matter is that (if) the disbeliever of Prophet is an infidel then the person claiming false prophethood is also an infidel and his follower is infidel too, but the disbeliever of va´lī is cursed and unfortunate and deprived of benevolence. The person claiming false sainthood is also an unfortunate and perpetrator of severe sin, those who started the practice of spiritual guidance as being a Ghous and Qūt´b without the prior permission of Muhammad PBUH or being a student of spiritualism fall into deep seduction. And are responsible for creating 72 sects among Muslims and for squandering the seed/origin of spiritualism. The extremity has been achieved by the apparent wisdom in the time whose consequences drew into prolonged arguments & debating and polemical speech, contention and sectarianism, but the inner wisdom that has an extremity to the (Holy) Court of Hazoor Pak PBUH became extinct/unavailable. The Muslims in the apparent time of Hazoor Pak (PBUH) had acquaintance to this knowledge and been practicing, the mothers were used to be a she Zā΄kīr (one who remembers Allah by his heart) the child was used to take birth having the influence of Zik´r, the mothers were used to sing a lullaby of Allah Hoo while causing the child to sleep, feeding through their breasts and the delicate bodies (spiritual bodies) of child were used to digest/absorb this name (of Allah ) and as and when the child was grown up was used to be pulled towards those gathering automatically and the rectification of Naf΄s was used to keep on progressing. The reality is as against at the time. The child is caused to sleep through singing and musical instrument at present which contain the sustenance for Naf΄s. And the children are being taken to cinemas and theatres. And then they become the tool and disciple/follower of satan owing to their Naf΄sani (worldly) meetings/gatherings. And go away leading their whole lives like animals there is a saying of Allah for people like these
نفس نتواں کشت الاظل پیر
دامن ایں نفس کش راسخت گیر
Latī΄fa-e Rooh´ / Spirit
Link No. 2 was describing Latī΄fa-e Naf΄s. Now the Latī΄fa-e Rooh΄/spirit is being described.
When the spirit of Adam A.S entered body, it recited “Ya Allah” it dwelled to the right side of chest and the very same Zik´r (remembrance) was dedicated to souls. When sperm enters the womb it is followed by Rooh΄-e-Jamadi (spirit that unites) which brings the blood together. Thereafter, Rooh΄-e-Nabati (botanical spirit) enters that generates the growth of the blood. After six months, Rooh΄-e-Haywani (animal spirit) enters which causes the embryo to make movement in the womb, all these spirits have connection merely with Nāsoot΄(the earth), when the child gets birth then a human spirit along with Lata-èf (spiritual bodies) from Alam-e-‘Ankaboot´ (the realm of spirits) is placed in body. Its color is red. The only distinction between human beings and animals lies in very same spirits.
The sculpture was indigent to soul for movement and then the soul became destitute to body (sculpture) for sustenance Alam-e Nāsoot΄ was only for demons. There was a Nār/the evil fire as per the requirement of their disposition. The very same the Nār/the evil fire penetrated into body through sustenance and respiration, got access to Rooh΄ after weakening or demising the Latifa-e Qal΄b after some period and a day came when the Rooh΄ also became the Nār/the evil fire i.e satan, its (Rooh΄) assistant Lata-èf (spiritual bodies) got expired as well, and the Jussa (spiritual body) of Latifa-e-Naf΄s became more strengthened. After death, the Rooh΄ departed to Bar΄zakh (the realm of departed souls) but the very same Jussas (spiritual bodies) of Naf΄s got busy in harming the creature of Allah while joining the band of satan which are called as evil spirits. When Nā´rī (fire) words are recited again and again along with Nā´rī (fire) sustenance, then they become sorcerers, all the divine competences of their inner are used to go to an end and the satanic and animal aptitudes grow up. At that time one’s friendship and reference with Iblīs´ (Satan) and its nation (the followers) is established and exhibits different funs in their assistance. Becomes a source of good or bad for people some fly in air whereas other can walk on water their Naf΄s (self) develops into Ammā´rah (evil genius). Naf΄s-e Ammā´rah (evil genius) is found in infidels (disbelievers) and so these are also called alike infidels (disbelievers) fear of God, fear of grave etc all leave them, they feel happy committing mortal sin and by teasing living things.
The body that falls in the second category who neither recite Nārī (the evil) words. Nor Noo´rī (divine) words their Rooh´ too goes on weakness day by day, its assistant Lata-èf (spiritual bodies) also become lifeless, the conclusion is that there comes the domination of Naf΄s (self), as there are some suppressed divine powers among them, that’s why there comes the fear of God occasionally, even sense of adoration does build up, but the intention does not get execution due to the supremacy of Naf΄s. Even, if they perform any worship, the same cannot reach Rooh´ due to shutter down condition of Qal΄b. Their worship too remains with tastelessness and dullness, if they happen to meet any Perfect (Spiritual Guide) then they may undergo with radical change.
The Jamadian (spirit that unites), Nabatian (botanical spirit) and Haywanian (animal spirit) have connection with very this Nāsoot΄(the earth), they do not have any concern with resurrection day and day of judgment, keep on wandering in this world. (They) keep on adopting and leaving bodies one after the other, but the human spirit is dedicated to one body, is put into body through angels. Then the twin recording angels (guardian angels) take their positions to left and right of the body for looking after/guarding and recording the angels take it (Rooh´) to Bar΄zakh (the realm of departed souls) in their custody, if the Rooh´ was pious then it moves there freely, keeps on visiting the world for twelve years occasionally then after wards (it) uses to be familiar with Iliyin whilst being disconnecting the relation with world (earth). It can be reappeared through angels at the discretion of any perfect spiritual guide certainly.
Third category of people belongs to special, their spirits acknowledged the love for Allah there, the same acknowledgement became their resolute while coming to this world and they succeeded to find the means of approach to Allah. One of the approaches is Qur’ān´-e Pak (The Holy Quran) that deals with the apparent knowledge, correcting Qal΄b and Naf΄s
These Lata-èf are present in every man. Revive through remembrance and their strokes. Then this station can only be achieved through bringing them up and their education. These Lata-èf go on being wasted in the chest for not being brought up and sustenance and the man who was ash΄raf-ūl makhlooqāt΄ (man, i.e the most eminent of created beings) owing to the fact (the above mentioned detail) becomes the aŕzal- ūl makhlooqāt΄ (most despicable).
Those who are in paradise may have copulation with Hoors (black-eyed heavenly nymph), may taste the fruits of paradise but shall never be dirtied, like the way Adam A.S and Eve A.S had been living in paradise. All those spirits which are in Bar΄zakh (the realm of souls) before these bodies have no distinction of being male and female and neither have they had any characteristic of male or female.
The Rooh´s are used to live together in Alam-e-‘Ankaboot´ (the realm of spirits) like the twelve years old child they used to forget the events of that Alam while coming on to the world. When they move to Bar΄zakh (the realm of departed souls) after coming here then they adopt the figure of the very same body and when come to earth from Bar΄zakh they adopt the image of white and green color birds and the Rooh´s will forget every relation after sounding the trumpet, there will be new bodies there will be new faces, there will neither be a progeny nor senility, there will only be one distress (repentance) that which ever moment went without the remembrance of Allah “Would that should never happened”
His Majesty Sayedina Riaz Ahmad Gohar Shahi (May He live long)
Kinds of Ba’yat (Oath of Allegiance)
The First Kind of Ba’yat The chain of benevolence commences after giving the oath of allegiance in the hand of some perfect (spiritual master) In this category the special benevolence does not bestowed upon for mere relation (reference) or being attached This chain exists all the times but it is impossible to find the original one. For instance a man is conferred with Qadri Saintliness and he was ranked as Ghous (super category of mystics) or Qūt´b (highest cadre in spiritual pivot). His son claimed an accession to the throne after his death then his son and this practice continued. But it is not indispensable that father is a Ghous and the son as well Even the whole generation could not be a Ghous because the Saintliness is not a legacy rather it is a gift of God And even the progeny of the spiritual successor of that perfect (spiritual master) got an accession to the throne the generation after generation Now all these shall be called as Qadri Saints Many among them may even be ‘Ā’mīl (spiritualist) of daily reciting (of some holy word) and incantation and several among them will be apparent ‘Ā’lam (Savant) but will claim for being called as Faqī´r (Darvesh΄). Who may not be conversant even with ABC of Faq´r (Darvesh΄-saintliness) Some one will be claiming for being Ghous while the other as Qūt´b then (they) shall spurn and give the lie to original Thousands of such Ghous and Qūt´b and thousands of such thrones and successor to saint can be found all the time in every city.
Whereas there can only be one Ghous and three Qūt´bs at a time It is useless to be Ba’yat (take oath of allegiance) with these (above mentioned) people It was far better to accompany a saint even for a moment Then he might fall in the category of the dog of ashā´b-e kah´f (Catacomb Comrades) that shall be converted into Hazrat Qitmīr´ by virtue of mere accompanying them.
یک زمانہ صحبت با اولیائ
بہتر از صد سالہ طاعت بے ریا
The Second Kind of Ba’yat The benevolence instigates in a (mere) personal attachment or connection with any perfect (spiritual guide) in Awaisia Chain but this chain occurs seldom that is why its recognition is difficult as well. One falls in the category of Awaisi Ba’yat whether the spiritual master takes an oath of allegiance or not and (thus) called a candidate and is kept under the supervision and responsibility by the perfect spiritual master till the perfect endorses him some where else.
Hazrat Awais Qarni R.A was also blessed with benevolence by Hazoor Pak PBUH without an oath of allegiance in His PBUH hands Hazrat Abu Bakar Hawari R.A was also in the awaisi benevolence from Hazrat Abu Bakar R.A. The Hawaria Chain emerged absolutely from him Ba Yazeed Bustaami R.A came in the awaisi benevolence from Hazrat Imam Jafar Saadiq R.A as well A Bustaami Chain came out from him as well. Sakhi Sultan Bahoo R.A was also in the awaisi benevolence from Hazoor Pak PBUH. You went for an oath of allegiance (in the hands of) Hazrat Abdul Rehman R.A at the extreme insist of his mother after having achieved some ranks in the mystic voyage that was not obligatory for you Even you showered benevolence without an oath of allegiance in hand and convert into being Muslim through an influence of holy eyes and takes one to Allah. One gets linked with this chain and merged into saintliness automatically if has a benevolence of Qal΄b and Rooh΄ of chest from any perfect (spiritual guide).
Difference Between Nāmāz΄-e Haqeeqat (Real Prayer) And Nāmāz΄-e Soorat (Apparent Prayer)
An apparent prayer has concern with tongue The followers in 72 sects perform very this prayer. Also the Khavā΄rij (expelled), even the Mūnā΄fiq (hypocrite) and those Qaadiyani (followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) who have been verdict by Ulā΄mā-eIIslam (Savants of Islam) perform the very same prayer. Even the infidel detective had been performing the very same prayer. A fairy witnessed the satan performing the prayer in the times of Hazoor Pak PBUH. If such prayer is a key to paradise then every one will be a heavenly blessed person. Whereas there is a Hadith sharif that:
Translation: “There shall only be one true and heavenly blessed sect”
What is real prayer. It is very difficult to find it. And this can only be found by saints. There are three (3) requisites for real prayer. Lacking of even single proves the incomplete prayer.
First: The tongue should declare It should be declared by tongue because the tongue of infidel does not proclaim.
Second: The Qal΄b should certify that is to say the Qal΄b should also recite prayer along with tongue or the Qal΄b should only say Allah Allah during prayer because the Qaloob of hypocrites do not certify. The Qal΄b shall only say Allah Allah if every heart beat has been converted into Allah Allah that is called Zā΄kīr-e-Qal΄bi (one who recites Allah through heart).
Third: The body should also act accordingly that is to say one should also perform bowing and prostration in prayer because the bodies of sinful do not act There is another strict requisite that (either) we are seeing Allah or Allah is seeing us. It is obvious that we are not seeing Allah and Allah does not see us as well because there is in Hadith Sharif that:
ن اللہ لا ینظرا لی صور کم ولا ینظر الی اعمالکم ولکن ینظر الی قلوبکم و نیا تکم
(Referred in Noo´r -ul Huda Page 60)
Translation: “Allah neither considers your faces nor your deed but considers only your hearts and intentions”
Undoubtedly our acts are pious. But the Qal΄b that is a hub for divine notice is black.
People observe (and say that one is) pious but Allah did not observe it owing to black Qal΄b then this prayer became an ostentation for which there is a divine order that:
Translation: “There is a misery for those who are unaware of real prayer and their prayer is display” (Surah Ma’oon Verse 4-5-6)
The tongue has authority in Alam-e-Nāsoot΄(the earth). The voice of BBC London reached Pakistan and even beyond it An extreme verbal adoration creates lovability and impression in tongue. The public admires greatly for one speeches and sermons. An excessive adoration and daily reciting (of some holy word) and incantation grants a kind of saintliness that has a connection between the public and himself. But this is left among public after one’s death and (one) departs as penniless. The Qal΄b (heart) has a connection with the throne of God. Its voice reaches there to throne of God when it sounds here. An extreme adoration through Qal΄b creates kindness and adorability in Qal΄b for which Allah has great adoration. Another category of saintliness is also awarded owing to eternal adoration of Qal΄b that has a connection between the creator (Allah Almighty) and himself and this saintliness accompanied after death and the very same Qal΄b becomes the source to take this prayer to the throne. And the very same prayer then becomes ascension for mo’man (a true believer). There is a hope for being forgiven even two rak’at (one set of standing, genuflexion and prostration in prayers) of such prayer is availed. One is still away (beyond) from Allah even one is offering apparent prayer day and night.
Hazrat Mujadid Alaf Saan R.A says (real prayer is for selected persons of God. The general public should also try to achieve this whether one has to go to China for it).
That is why there is in a Hadith that:
Translation: “The prayer is not acceptable without the attendance of heart”
Explanation: Latifa-e Qal΄b (either) gives attendance at throne of God by itself or the Latifa-e Qal΄b sounds there at throne of God by itself and (while) the adorer is in bowing and prostration here at earth! As there is in me’rāj’(ascension – acme) when Hazoor Pak PBUH passed the grave of Hazrat Moosa A.S (Moses) then Moosa A.S was offering prayer in grave. And when You PBUH reached the throne instantly and observed that Moosa A.S was offering prayer there as well.
Some Rare And Scarce Gifts For Those Who Are Interested In Spiritualism
The masterpieces of spiritual writing of His Majesty Sayedina Riaz Ahmad Gohar Shahi (May He live long) wherein the divine beams of recognition of divinity and the spiritual love for Rasool PBUH are overspread.
Source of Divine Light: Wherein His Holiness wrote in detail about Faqī´rī (Darvesh΄ī), Perfect Spiritual Master and Zā΄kīr (one who remembers Allah by his heart).
An Account of Access to Spiritualism: This book contains the autobiography of His Holiness.
Antidote of Qal΄b: This book contains an anthology comprising of mystic poetry.