Zikr

The a Maizbhandari salik travel the path of truth with ever increasing awareness of Allah. One aspect of awareness is the practice of Zikr .Zikr means 'remembering Allah, ' usually by pronouncing His name or by uttering a number of recognized formula.

Moulana Rumi said :

" Allah Allah Gufta Allah

Mishood Isukhun Kai Baure

Mordum Shaod."

People uttering Allah, Allah dissolves himself in Allah- How will this simple talk comprehensive to the ordinary people? But one should remember that " this Allah, Allah" is not like that which is repeatedly uttered along the road of shrine for earning money. Moulana Rumi said:

A'che Issa Korbadud Aj Namehu,

Mishude Pai Dawar Aj Namey Pa,

E ashhor Nabwad

chuna Buwad Eska Pak."

Meaning:- When Hazarat Issa (Jesus) (A) would Whiff upon dead body in the name of Allah, even the dead would be alive. Whereas, ordinary people are pronouncing the holy name all the time- but there is no benefit at this because there is no touch of holy love. For this Dr.Iqbal said:-

Rah Gayi Rasomey Azam Ruhey Belal Na Rahi,

Falsafi Rah Gia - Talkina Gajjali Na Rahi,

Masjid Marsia Khha hai ka Namaji Na Rahi"

Meaning:- The custom of chanting Azan (Call for prayer) is going on but it has not the life of Belal.

The Qur'an repeatedly admonishes believer to celebrate the praises of God and to do this often. For remembering the name of Allah brings satisfaction and comfort to man's heart. The following verses of Quran reveals the significance of zikir:

" Recite that which has been revealed to you of the scripture, and observe prayer .For prayer restrain one from lewdness and iniquity , but remembrance of Allah is the greatest virtue."

"Therefore remember Me, and I Will remember you."

The Quran warns those who neglect zikir : " Whoso blinds himself to the remembrance of the all Merciful, to him we assign Satan for comrade and debar them from the way, and yet they think they are guided." Again ," Be not as those who forgot God , and so He caused them to forgot their own souls .Those , they are ungodly." The key to human happiness lies in the remembrance of God, as in the Quranic verse : " verliy, in the remembrance of God do Hearts find peace."

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Verses of the Quran
"Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching."

- Sura Al Nahl 16:125

"And those who have been slain in the way of Allah,never think of them as dead; as they are alive with their lord,get their subsistence."

– Sura A'le Imran 3:169

"Show us the straight way,the way of those on whom you have bestowed your grace."

– Sura Al- Faatihah 1:5-6

"Undoubtedly he attained to his goal,who purifies it (soul) and he failed who covered it in sin or corrupts it."

– Sura Shams 91:09-10

"And say you, Work on, now Allah will behold your work and so his apostles and the believers."

– Sura At-Taubah 09:105

"But Allah was not going send them a penalty whilst you were among them."

-Sura Al-Anfal 08:33

"And he whom Allah leaves to stray,-for him you wil find no guidance or protection to lead him to the right way."

– Sura Al-Kahf 15:17

"Verily , the mercy of Allah is with the friends of Allah."

– Sura Al-Araf 08:56

Sayings of the Holy Prophet
"Allah said,'Whoever comes against one of My saints, I will declare war against him.'"
"Allah's saints are under his domes. No one knows them except Him."

– Hadith-E-Qudsi

Holy Speeches
"Hunger is a rain cloud.If a servant is hungry, Allah will shower his heart with wisdom."

– Hazrat Bayazid Bistami (R)

Holy Speeches
"Hazrat Muhammad put on his two caps of Belayet one on my head & another cap on my elder brother Gausul Azam Hazrat Syed Abdul Kader Jilani(R)." "Select food like the pigeon. Do not eat the forbidden food. Praise Allah along with your children. "Be converted into the soul of angel."

–Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Ahmadullah (R)

Holy Speeches
" A leaf never becomes a leaf of gold, but a leaf can be converted to a leaf of gold by the order of the Wali Allah (Friends of Allah)" "I am folded with the characteristics of Allah generous like nature; so I keep myself Silent."

-Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Gulamur Rahman Bababhandari(R)

Holy Speeches
" Baba Bhandari is crowned with the honourship of Gausul Azam.He has earned a vast treasury.I am the keyman of this treasury.No body will be able to dislock it without Me." "Oh Moinuddin! As you have taken the responsibility of my desciples,I am free from all tension and anxities." "Love for holy Prophet is the greatest wealth. It is only way of salvation in this world and the hereafter." "Keep yourself away from those worst men who do not pay due respect to our Holy Prophet ."

– Hazrat Syed Abul Bashar(R)

Holy Speeches
"If Eid-E-Miladunnabi is observed under the leadership of Government, all kinds of crisis will disapper from the state." " Make your heart fresh with the remembrance of Allah." " Salvation of this world and the hereafter depends our sending durud and salutation on our holy Prophet with due respect and honour." "The first recognized is Dhat (Essence) and the second recognized are sifat (activities & qualities). You first perceive the dhat (Essence) of Zayd and then his sifat (activities & qualities) like his knowledge, intelligence, etc." " Within you there are certain items: (1) Body (2) mind (3) Ruh (soul) (4) Sirr (secret) (5) Nur (light) (6) Reality (the Absolute Dhat)."

– Hazrat Baba Mainuddin Al Hasani(M.J.A.)