Professor Dr. M. Shamser Ali,
Founder Vice Chancellor-Bangladesh Open University,
Founder Vice Chancellor - South-East University
President - Bangladesh Academy of Sciences,
Agargaon, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Khoshroj Sharif of Shahenshah Hazrat Syed Ziaul Haq Maizbhandari
Preamble: Praises be to Allah, the Merciful, the most Compassionate, who has blessed us to develop and publish this web page focusing on Maizbhandar Darbar Sharif and its famous school of thought, in particular; and relevant issues of Sufism, in general. Maizbhandar Sharif has exceedingly contributed and adorned not only the contemporary Sufism, but also made an augmented impact on the socio-cultural profile of the society. The major thrust of the Maizbhandari School of Thought is to advance the concept of universal humanism based on the true teachings of holy Qu’ran and Sunnah.
The underpinning rationality of the Maizbhandari Philosophy is to support and encourage the people to become complete human being by purifying their mental state. In this context, Maizbhandari teachings emphasis the need to understand religious issues within the attendant condition of broader societal need. Nevertheless, it would not be complete, if someone fails to understand the founder of the Maizbhandari Philosophy – Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari, whose achievements had obliterated the distinctions of race, color and social status; and his representatives who were distinctly blessed by him in advancing his teachings. Keeping this in view, while providing an overview of Maizbhandar Sharif; this web page introduces briefly Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari alias Hazrat Kebla Baba, Hazrat Gausul Azam Golamur Rahman alias Baba Bhandari, Hazrat Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari, and Hazrat Shahanshah Ziaul Huq Maizbhandari. Obviously their life sketches will help the readers to grasp better the conceptual foundation of Maizbhandar Sharif. In addition, the home page highlights the basic principles of Maizbhandari Philosophy.
This Home page is open for inclusion of any relevant writing on Maizbhandar Shari and Sufism. This open approach is in covenant with the concept of liberalism, which is the prime foundation of Maizbhandari philosophy. We believe such multidisciplinary and broader perspective will provide a platform for the researchers and interested readers to ventilate their thoughts, which will, in turn enrich the knowledge and understanding about the Sufism. We hope, Insh-Allah, this home page will include more research works, not only restricted to Sufism; but also related to other aspects of societal issues relevant to mankind.
The contents of the home page will be reviewed and updated periodically. The comments and constructive suggestions by the readers will be helpful in further improving this web page.
May Allah, the Almighty bless all of us.
Tarika-e-Maizbhandari (or Qadiri Malamiah Ahmedia) is a silsila (path or way). Hazrat Ahmedullah (1826-1906), who was a descendant of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s), had established the Qadiri Malamiah Ahmedia silsila. Since the departure of Hazrat Ahmed Ullah in 1906, Tarika-e-Maizbhandari has continuously been spreading among its millions of devotees, which is also frequently interpreted as open tarika (open spiritual method or path).
The Maizbhandari tarika, in support of regular prayer of Islam, synthesizes three spiritual streams of Qadiri tariqa,Chistia tariqa and Khidhir tariqato compose a composite nature of spiritualism to fit the modern age and practice.
Qadiri tariqa: Qadiri tariqa is developed after the teaching of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jillani (r) of Baghdad, Iraq. Qadiri tariqa uses zikr (remembrance) to purify the seven layers of soul. Indeed, the purification follows a complex pattern of zikr by using nafs (located at navel/umbilicus), ruh (located on under the right chest), akhfa/demagh (mind) and kalb(located under the left chest). The zikrs is used to purify the seven lsyersof nafs.
For nafs-i-Ammara, the zikr is “Lailaha ilallah” [zikr/utterance for 500,000]
For nafs-i-Lawwama, the zikr is “Allah-Hu”. [zikr/utterance for 78,000]
For Nafs-i-mulhimah, the zikr is “Hu” [zikr/utterance for 44,000]
For Nafs-i-mutma’inna, the zikr is “ya High-yu” [zikr/utterance for 20,000]
For Nafs-i-Rajia, the zikr is “Wa-he-du” [zikr/utterance for 30,000]
For Nafs-i-Morjia [instructed by Pir]
In Maizbhandar Sharif, some important events are celebrated, where countless devotees gather and purify themselves by seeking Allah’s blessings. The dates of these major events are:
1. 10th Magh (23th January): Urus Sharif (the day of his demise) of Hazrat
Gausul Azam Maizbhandari Shah Sufi Moulana Syed Ahmed Ullah
(Hazrat Kebla Kaba).
2. 22nd Chaitra (4th April ): Urus Sharif of Hazrat Shah Sufi Moulana Syed
Golamur Rahman (Baba Bhandari).
3. 26th Ashwin (11th October): Urus Sharif of Shahanshah Syed Ziaul Haq Maizbhandari.
4. 27th Ashwin (12th October): Khoshroz Sharif (birthday celebration) of Hazrat
Shah Sufi Moulana Syed Golamur Rahman (Baba Bhandari).
5. 10th Poush (25th December): Khosroz Sharif of Shahanshah Syed Ziaul Haq Maizbhandari.
Katemul Awld Imamul Awlia Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Moulana Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari (Hazrat Kebla Kaba):
Hazrat Kebla Kaba was born on 15th January, 1826 that corresponds to 1st Magh of 1233 Bangla Calendar Year. A renowned religious scholar and spiritual leader Hazrat Mohiuddin Ibn Arabi predicted the birth of Hazrat Kebla Kaba even 586 years before his birth. He also predicted that the whole world would be enlightened by the knowledge and spiritual power of Hazrat Kebla Kaba...
Gausul Azam Bil Berasat Hazrat Shah Sufi Moulana Syed Golamur Rahman (Baba Bhandari):
Baba Bhandari as indicated earlier was installed by Hazrat Kebla Kaba himself in his
own spiritual domain to carry on the torch of Maizbhandari Philosophy. This great
saint had portrayed his life with the true spirit of the Islamic teachings and rare
humanitarian virtues. Hazrat Shah Sufi Moulana Syed Golamur Rahman (Baba Bhandari)
was born on 10th January 1865, corresponding to 27th Ashwin of 1270 Bengali
Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari:
Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari is popularly known as the lineal heir of Hazrat Gausul Azam Maizbhandari Hazrat Kebla Kaba (Ochi-E-Gausul Azam).
This great mystic leader expounded the Maizbhandari Philosophy through his inestimable writings. Hazrat Delwar Hossain was born on 27th February 1893, corresponding to 13th Falgoon of 1299 Bengali Calendar ...
Shahanshah Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Ziaul Huq Maizbhandari
Shahanshah Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Ziaul Huq Maizbhandari appears to be an unparallel of his time. Indeed, he has glorified the history of Sufism by his own virtues and attainment of unprecedented spiritual capabilities. He was born on 25th December,1928, corresponding to 10th Poush of 1335 Bengali Calendar Year...
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