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The World of SAADI ignites you near to ALLAH

In the Name of the Lord of the worlds and the Creator of life who is the Bestower of the power of speech and articulation, the Judge, the Supreme Knower, the Forgiver, the Helper, the Acceptor of petition, the Absolver of wrongdoings. He is such a Unique honorer and the Bestower of honor that whosoever in disobedience turned away from His court, has only received dishonor – for true honor and grace flows from the Supreme Source alone. Even the heads of the most mighty earthly rulers and emperors must bow down in front of His awesome court.

But such is His grace and clemency that He does not capture and punish the disobedient and the arrogant immediately. He never oppress in driving away those who surrender to Him, for He is the Acceptor of repentance. If you’ve earned His displeasure in your turning away from Him through wrong doings, even then re-turn to Him again and again through repentance, for He is the Ever Merciful. He will then dismiss your case and show you His boundless mercy and compassion.

According to the way of this world: when a son shows disobedience and dishonor his father, the father becomes displeased and angry with the son. If one relative is displeased with another who may be related by the bond of blood, still he might drive that relative away from his house like strangers. If employee does not perform according to instructions, the employer naturally gets annoyed and irritated and loves not the employee. If a friend is not friendly and affectionate to one another, the tie of friendship becomes loose and relationship fall apart. If a solider desert the service by not obeying the command of his leader, surely his commander will be displeased and give punishment according to military rule.

Yet the Lord of the entire cosmos is so Merciful that He never stops providing sustenance due to the wrongdoing of His creatures. He endlessly covers the mistakes, disobedience, ignorance and forgetfulness of His servants by His infinite patience. The whole expanse of the earth is His, yet when human beings plunder the earth, destroying its resources through greed He is ever Merciful through His Mercy and discriminate none in providing their share of bounty. If He were to take account every oppressor and wrongdoers, who would get respite from His awesome divine fury?

His Holy Essence is forever free from associate, consort or any otherness (ghairullah). He in His Essence is Incomparable (la sharika laHu), His Kingdom is independent from the obedience or disobedience of mankind and any other creature. The carpet of His generosity is so vast that even the tiniest of tiny and the largest of the large get their provision without ceasing. The Real Doer of all Actions, the expander of Mercy, Infinitely Gracious and the fully Aware of every secret. Only He is worthy of Self-Glory and Pride, for His Kingdom is ever-lasting and His Great Being is Independent. He makes whomsoever rich and kings and He takes away wealth, health and resource in an instant. To some He may bestow temporal authority and power and to others he may try with harsh hardship.

He transforms a pit of fire into a bed of flower for Abraham and for another group He takes them from the water of red sea to fire (Pharaoh and his soldiers who pursued Moses and Children of Israel). The first of this is the command of His Mercy and the second informs of His Might.

He observes every single misdeeds and wrongdoings, yet with His own veil of mercy He veils them. If He were to unveil His wrath, even the angels near His Presence would become deaf, mute and dumb in fear. If He were to announce His reward, even the devil would cry out for his share. In His magnanimous court of greatness and majesty, even the greatest of the saints put down their turban of sainthood, for in His Glory no other glory is worthy of existence.

Those who are gentle, He draws them near to His presence through His mercy. He grants the petition of those who cry out to Him. He is the Wholly Aware of all events; the most hidden secrets are manifest to His infinite knowledge. In His infinite power and might, He is the preserver of the heaven and the hearth, the Accountant on the Day of Accounting. No one is free from His all encompassing command and none can interfere to His will. He is forever the Doer of Good and loves those who do good. He is the Artist who draws the fate of every child while they are still in mother’s womb. He has floated the celestial bodies into the cosmos in their destined path and has spread the carpet of earth on the planet making it a place of dwelling.

He has stabilized the earth through mountains and has suspended it without support in the empty space. Such Incomparable Fashioner is He that He brings out beautiful faced human being from a drop of rejected fluid. Is there any other artist like Him?

He hides precious jewels inside hardened rock, He makes infinite colors to bloom on branches of countless trees that draw their nutrients from the colorless earth. He sends rain drop from rain clouds into the ocean, making beautiful pearl out of it and He guide a drop of liquid from the father’s loin into the mother’s womb to Fashion beautifully shaped human child. Every kind of science and knowledge is His and nothing is hidden from His knowing. To Him the zahir and the batin (the manifest and the hidden) is not two but one.

He is the Provider of food even for the creatures who is without hand and without feet (the snakes) and He is also the Provider even for the most tiny and weak (microbes, ants). According to His divine command, existence came into being from non-existence, which again will return to non-existence from this very existence as we know it. From there on He will take them into another existence on the expansive court on the Day of Final Resurrection. The whole of creation are not in denial of His Lordship, but humanity has failed to grasp His Unique Countenance.

Humanity has grasped nothing beyond His Jalal and vision have failed to reach the furthest end of His Jamal. Neither the bird of intellect can fly high enough in the sky of His Unfathomable Being (Jaat), nor can the hand that searches endlessly through mazes of countless human minds can touch His Never exhausting Attributes (Sifat). In this maze of divine paradox many thousands of boats have capsized, not even a single plank has reached the shore.

The author of this writing has spent many countless nights sitting and contemplating and suddenly this indescribable awe has come and overwhelmed me. The Pure Knowledge of Allah is encompassing the entire cosmos, human conception based on temporal reality can never grasp that Reality. Intellect can never reach the root of His Being, your seeking will ever fall short of His infinite attributes. The Holiest of Holy Who has no comparisons, His Haqiqat (Reality) is unreachable.

Many distinguished beings of humanity have run their horses in this path and even the highest Messengers and Avatars and Prophets have become speechless in their attempt to describe what is indescribable. Every course and field is not suitable to run the horse upon. Those who have drunk from this cup of pure gnosis have lost consciousness. A single glance at that Pure Light is enough to blind you for the rest of your existence.

The phoenix who has began this journey, begin with its eyes closed and has not witnessed the Tajalli (Divine Manifestation) yet, while the phoenix who has advanced has its wings clipped, for there is no return to the same place for one who has roamed in the placeness.

If you wish to become a traveler and cross over to the other side of the ocean of ma’arifa (gnosis) then destroy and put ablaze the ship of return. Contemplate upon the mirror of your heart and layer by layer embark upon the grand act of purification, only praiseworthy action to return to the original Face that was your Face before you were born. Perhaps the fragrance of divine love will arrive and capture you and would aspire you to fulfill your promise (from the Day of promise in the pre-eternity when all of humanity answered when God asked, “Am I not your Lord?” by saying, “Yes! We testify that You are our Lord”).

First you shall walk upon this path of purification. From there on you shall fly on the wings of love. After that you shall penetrate the veils of concepts, beliefs and certainty. There shall remain no other veil but the Jalal of the Most High. After this your spaceship of conscience shall come to a halt. Bewilderment will seize it by commanding, “Stop! Here is your limit.”

None has dived in this ocean of gnosis more perfectly reaching its furthest depth except the Seal (s). Any one who has failed to follow this path might have traveled great distance but have only gained exhaustion and confusion. Those who have disobeyed the Master of Mystic, the Praised one, have not reached the station of praise. O friend, never ever allow this imagination that you may arrive at the door of ma’arifa devoid of obedience to the Praised Master, may peace and blessings be upon his soul.

– Non-literal translation from the Bostan of Shaykh Sa’adi Shirazi, one of the most gifted sufi poet and writer and disciple of the Sufi master and gnostic Sheikh Shahabud-Din Sahrawardi, may Allah be pleased with them both.

How could I ever thank my Friend?

How could I ever thank my Friend?
No thanks could ever begin to be worthy.
Every hair of my body is a gift from Him;
How could I thank Him for each hair?
Praise that lavish Lord forever
Who from nothing conjures all living beings!

Who could ever describe His goodness?
His infinite glory lays all praise waste.
Look, He has graced you a robe of splendor
From childhood’s first cries to old age!

He made you pure in His own image; stay pure.
It is horrible to die blackened by sin.
Never let dust settle on your mirror’s shining;
Let it once grow dull and it will never polish.
When you work in the world to earn your living
Do not, for one moment, rely on your own strength.
Self-worshiper, don’t you understand anything yet?

It is God alone that gives your arms their power.
If, by your striving, you achieve something good,
Don’t claim the credit all for yourself;
It is fate that decides who wins and who loses
And all success streams only from the grace of God.

In this world you never stand by your own strength;
It is the Invisible that sustains you every moment.

– by Saadi (1207 – 1291), English version by Andrew Harvey

> Dowload Bostan (the Garden) of Shaykh Saadi
* You may download the English translation Garden of Fragrance via Scribd
* Persian Version and other translations are available here.
* Poem and Biography of Saadi

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Hazrat Sultan Bahu RA: The Poet of Revolution within Self

Aap na talib hain kahen de,
Lokaan talib karde hoo.
Chavan khepan karde sepan,
Na Rab de qaihron dared hoo.
Ishq majazee tilkan bazee,
Pair aa valle dharde hoo.
Oh sharminde hosan Baahoo,
Andar roz hashae de hoo.

These false prophets were never disciples themselves,
But they contrive to make disciples of others.
As an act of seeming benefaction,
But they swindle their disciples
Of their money and belongings;
They fear not the wrath of God,
Crooked in their ways, they lose their footing.
In the slippery game of outward love,
Say Bahu: They will regret their doings on the day of judgement

This young modern world of today has forgot the sayings and beautiful poetry of saints and sufis of old times. If we know some sufi poets, they are just known from some sufi music sung by sufi bands or singers like Junoon, Sain Zahoor, Mekaal Hasan Band. Here, I am presenting you a great revolutionary poet whose poetry carries message of peace, love and revolution within the self.

Sultan Bahu (Punjabi: سلطان باہو) (ca 1628 – 1691) was a Muslim Sufi and saint, who founded theSarwari Qadiri Sufi order.Sultan Bahu belonged to the Awan tribe, and was born in Anga, Soon Valley, Sakesar (Vadi-e-Soon Sakesar). Like many other Sufi saints of South Asia, Sultan Bahu was a prolific writer, with more than forty books on Sufism attributed to him. Most of His books are in Persian. However, most of his books deal with specialised subjects related to Islam and Islamic mysticism; it is his Punjabi poetry that had popular appeal and made him a household name in the region. His verses are sung in many genres of Sufi music, including qawwali and kafi. Tradition has established a unique style of singing his couplets.
The mausoleum of Sultan Bahu is located in Garh Maharaja,Punjab, Pakistan. It was originally built on his grave. However, the mausoleum subsequently had to be moved twice when the Chenab River changed its course. It is a popular and frequently-visited Sufi shrine, and the annual Urs festival commemorating his death is celebrated with great fervour. The Urs festival is held during the month of Muharram.

The actual number of books written by Sultan Bahu is not certain. According to tradition, he is supposed to have authored over one hundred works and treatises. The following is a list of the important works of Sultan Bahu that still exist today, and can be traced back to him with credibility. Nurul Huda, Risala-e-Roohi, Aql Baidaar, Mahq-ul-Fuqar, Aurang-Shaahi, Jami-il-Asraar, Taufiq-Hedaayat, Kaleed Tauheed, Ainul Faqr, Shamsul Arifeen, Magzane Faiz, Ameerul Quonain, Asrare Qaderi, Kaleed Jannat, Muhqamul Fuqar, Majaalis-tun Nabi, Muftahul Arifeen, Hujjatul Asraar, Jannatul Firdaus, Kash-ful Asraar, Risaala Ruhi Shareef, Abyaat Bahu (poetry), Muhabbatul Asraar, Ganjul Asraar, Dewaan Bahu, Panj Ganj, Fazlul Laqa, Jhook Sultany, Ameerul Mumineen.

Of the above, Nurul Huda (Light of Guidance) and Risala-e-Roohi (Book of Soul) are the most popular, along with the poetry collection Abiyaate Bahu.
Sultan Bahu written in his book Risala-e-Roohi (Book of Soul) for truth seekers:
He is playing the game of love by Himself
He Himself is the sight
He Himself is the seer
He Himself is the seen
He Himself is Love
He Himself is the lover
He Himself is the beloved

if you lift the veil
(you will see) that in reality, there is only One
Duality is only owing to your squint eyes

I say this, the author of this book
who resides in the sanctuary of His beauty (Jamal)
and grandeur (Jalal)

(I am) the ‘Ha’ of Howiyet
completely absorbed in witnessing the absolute Being
gifted by the Witnessed Omnipresence
(gifted by) the Worshipped One
(I am he) who swings in the cradle of
praise me, how great is my splendour
who being at the station of highest respect
wears the crown of Knowledge of God,
and the crown of His Oneness,
and on whose shoulders
is the robe of reconciliation and purification

(who is at the station of)
‘You are me and I am you’

(who was given) the title of ‘from the truth’
(by) the Absolute Truth

the secret of the Entity of ‘Hu’ (Him)
Faqeer Bahu (May his secret be sanctified)
known as Awan resident of the vicinity of Shorekote
may Allah safeguard him from mischief and oppression

Completely absorbed in the ‘Ha’ of ‘Howiyet’
the author of this book states that
when truly divine grace and favour
was bestowed upon me
which I received as a blessing in the truest sense
then He, who is stationed
at the highest, holiest stations of divine light (noor)
The prophet Muhammad (sm)
(peace and blessing be upon him)
instructed me to guide the people

may they be Muslims,
may they be non-believers,
may they be the fortunate,
may they be the unfortunate ones,
may they be destined to find the truth,
may they be destined to be doomed,
may they be living,
may they be deceased,

Because from his holy tongue,
which emanates the secrets
(The prophet has called me)
Mustafa the second and Mujtaba of the last days

There are two website who are taking forward the mission of spreading message of this great Sufi poet which are:

http://www.hazratsultanbahu.com/
http://www.sultanbahu.com/

Hazrat Sultan Bahu RA have truly shown to this world that how a man can become real human by loving his creator and serving his creations. His whole life gives a message of peace and love to whole human race.

Jo dam ghaafil so dam kaafir,
Murshid eh parhhaaiaa hoo.
Suniaa sukhan gaeeaan khul akheen,
Chit maulaa wal laaiaa hoo.
Keetee jaan havaale Rabb de,
Aisaa ishq kamaaiaa hoo.
Maran ton agge mar gae Baahoo,
Taan matalab noon paaiaa hoo.


My Master taught me a lesson:
“Any moment you are negligent in remembrance of God
is a moment spent in denial of God.”
These words opened my eyes to reality,
And I fixed my attention on the Lord.
I then placed my soul in his protection-
Such was the love I cultivated in my heart.
Having thus bequeathed my soul to him,
I died before death – to live in him.
Only then did I attain the goal of life, O Bahu!

 

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If I ever became President of Pakistan, I will.

Since 64 years of Pakistan’s independence, there has been a chaos between the establishment of Pakistan and the common man of Pakistan. As it has been long debated truth, that only cause of Pakistan’s existence must be implementation of Islamic laws including interest free economy, Qazi Court system , and Punishment laws, so that system of Quran and Sunnah governance can be launched in Muslims.

It’s a proven fact that we can be more secular, liberal or modern living together with Hindus in a combined India, so the only reason to give sacrifice of 50 Lac Muslims was the implementation of Islam as system of governance. Unfortunately, After Quaid’s sudden demise, we completely lost the direction and there came the periods of puppet democracy leading Pakistan in to the worst world of corruption. And there were some real sweet periods of Army dictatorship, where we have enjoyed sanctions of the world and our Army enjoyed the so called country saving governance tenure.

I personally believe that Pakistan needs a presidential system like that of America which is closer to Islamic Khilafat based system, in a sense that there are some peoples who understand the stakes of America and pick those peoples as presidential candidates who are in line with the stakes of America by all means and then public elects them. Islamic Khilafat system is similar to that in a sense that there is Majlis e Shura which selects nominations for Khalifa on the criteria of Quran and Hadith, then common peoples elects out of those nominations.

Coming to the point, if I will ever become president of Pakistan, I will dictate evolutionary revolution in a following way:

1.Quran and Hadith will be the new law of Pakistan, finishing obsolete dualist constitution of 1973.

2.Current Justice and Punishment system will be evolutionarily dissolved in to Qazi Adalat system and Islamic punishments will be implemented in a way it was being implemented in Islam.

3.Interest free economy will be initiated from state bank of Pakistan evolutionarily to all banks of Pakistan.

4.Youth Activists from all parts of Pakistan will be engaged and they will be appointed with Technocrats heading Government machinery and they will assist them so that they can be prepared to lead Pakistan in future.

5. I will invite and choose financial, economic, education,media,foreign policy, Interior Policy experts to decide :

5.1 No To America in every evil thing like Drone Attacks,Aids, Air Bases, NATO Supply.

5.2 No to Begging from any country as Begging will be declared official crime at Government level.

5.3 No to Government Luxurious Lifes No Cars,Bengalas,ACs, Exclusion of Taxes ( Everything like that will be made public property and whole Government machinery will live with the basic salary without facilities till payment of foreign debts. The pay of the Government officials including President will be equal to the wage of Labour. Everyone have to work out for more earnings for his life.

5.4 Answer of one question: How many years of extreme hard work and sacrifice we need to pay our foreign debts?Then these experts will implement all the mentioned decisions with no cushion for a single mistake under the direct reporting of President.

6. Education Minister will be called to end this biased education system which create divisions between rich and poor. All the schools and colleges will be given one syllabus, in which there won’t be any segregated subject of Islamiyat. Infact the whole syllabus of Science and Arts will be re written in light of Quran and Sunnah till 12th class, so that when a child leaves college, he must have strong vision of complete Islam including Jihad.

7. The whole voter list will be crashed and unbiased written plus interview examination will be setup to examine the political stature of the voter. The voter clearing the examination will be given chance to cast his/her vote and there will be mobile and internet votes to save the high budget involve in elections.

8. At National level, Islamic Conference will be called, in which all the famous scholars representing different sects of Islam will be invited to show Islamic Unity on Allah’s oneness and Last Prophet PBUH. That will be ordered to teach common teachings of Islam in masses and anyone teaching biasness or differences in sects will be punished according to Islam. And after words that National Level Conference will exceed to International Ummah Level conference where scholars from the whole world will be called and consensus on unity of Ummah will be developed on common grounds of teachings and Islamic Block of the World will be revived to show the world that Muslims are one, if any Muslim is touched in any part of the world, there will be heavy revenge and strategy will be made to defend muslim majority regions like Kashmir, Palestine, Bosnia.

Yes, I know and agree that most of these things looks practically impossible in current world scenario but with this article of mine, i am re setting the direction for Pakistan, as it was the original theme of Pakistan to make it a Islamic Welfare Leading state which will examplify the glory of Muslim for the whole Ummah. I do not want to live in a fool’s paradise, as i know what is going on in the world. Pakistan is surely in wait of that leader, who will solve this paradox of chaos and lead Pakistan’s way towards its original direction of implementing Islam as a political system of governance. It won’t be by force in any means, it will be extracted from the will of the peoples living here in Pakistan and above all it will be the milk of dream of 50 Lac sacrificers at the time of partition.

It is not important that whether i become President of Pakistan or not, but i will keep striving to take Pakistan to that stage at which Pakistan will become true leader of whole Ummah with all its nukes in the pockets, giving lesson of Khudi ‘self esteem’ to the whole world inshaALLAH very soon.

 

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World News Reporting: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Killed

Kabul: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistanm cited by Xinhua on a private television channel stating on Monday.
“Mullah Omar was killed on way from Quetta to North Waziristan,” Afghanistan’s TOLO television stated.

Moreover a security official has also confirmed killing of Mullah Umar, “It is correct that Mullah Omar has been killed.” But he did not disclose details.

Omar was renowned as the spiritual leader of the Taliban movement that operates in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was Afghanistan’s de facto head of state from 1996 to late 2001 and had the title “Head of the Supreme Council”.

 

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Story of PNS Mehran attacks by militants

At Karachi, The exchange of firing between security forces and militants, who are involved in PNS Mehran attacks, is still continuing after almost 8 hours of the attack. According to the reports, fresh commandos have reached PNS Mehran on morning of Monday and Zarar company if fully participating in the operationg and helicopters are also roaming for surveilance. Four militants have blown themselves, while 4 militants have been arrested by security forces.

More than 15 explosions have been heard so far since militants assualted PNS Mehran. According to the Navy spokesperson 2 P-3C Orion aircrafts have been completely destroyed in the attacks of militants while 5 while 5 including four Navy and one rangers personnel have got Shaheed and 9 others have recieved injuries during this operation.

However Taliban Pakistan has accepted the responsiblity of this attack on Pakistani Navy and Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik is also saying that Taliban Pakistan is involved in these attacks. But reality is totally different actually. These attacks are governed by Amerian spy agency CIA for there material benefits as Pakistan was going forward with China in military colloborations and have offered its famous Gawadar Port to China also, which is indigestable for American establishment.
These attacks are in continuation of Abbotabad attacks of America in which they have targeted Pakistani ISI, Army and Airforce that Pakistani security agencies cannot defend there national assets and cannot keep an eye on terrorists like Osama Bin Laden. Now this attack on PNS Mehran is attack on Pakistani Navy and blame is on Pakistani Taliban. That type of high modern weapons like latest Rocket Launchers and Bombs are provided by CIA only to disturb all the security agencies of Pakistan to achieve multiple material benefits.

Its time for Pakistan to stand up and decide either to choose America or Peace in Pakistan.

 

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Imran Khan getting popular in Pakistan

Imran Khan is well renowned cricketer who has became politician, to bring justice back to Pakistan. His political organization is named ” Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf” and Imran Khan is now leading Dharnas ‘ Protests’ against American Aid, Drone Attacks and in response to it He has lead protests at Peshawar and now at Karachi by cutting NATO supply to Afghanistan for 2-4 days respectively. Now Imran Khan is going to initiate ” Save Pakistan Campaign” all over the Pakistan. Especially the youth of Pakistan is seeing real hope in form of Imran Khan.

 

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Exploring Quran: Surah Fatiha’s translation in Poetical way

I had always dreamed of writing Quran’s translation in some poetical form, Although it is in more than poetical form as it is direct conversation of Allah to man. Still i have tried to connect myself with Quran, first time in my life to open some real doors of divine vision on me and tried to write it in simpler words what i have gained, for you. I have started this mission of writing Quran with Surah Fatiha, right from the beginning of Quran.

Poets are often criticized in Quran by ALLAH as they do not say what they do and they do not do what they say. Hakeem Ul Ummat Sir Allama Iqbal RA and Moulana Rumi RA have remained some special kinds of divine visionary poets who have taken message directly from Quran and presented them beautifully in there poems to guide the human race forgetting the real message of Quran. I am a very ordinary student of Sir Iqbal and made a very ordinary effort by taking a step to walk on the foot prints of my teachers. Do pray for me and tell me with your feedback, so that i can synchronize my efforts more deeply with Quran.
Here it is:

QURAN: Surah Fatiha

Urdu Translation

Tareef Kul ki Teray liye ha
Tu Sab Jahanon ka Palany wala ha Allah

Rehman, Raheem ha Sift Teri
Tu Malik e Khair o Jaza ha ALLAH

Karain Teri Ibadat, Madad chahain Tuj say
Humain Seedhi raah py chala day ALLAH

Inaam kia Tu nay Jin py
humain Wo naik raah dikha day ALLAH

Ghazab kia Tu nay Jin py
Us gunah ki raah say bacha lay ALLAH

English Translation

All the praises are for You O Allah
You are the Lord of whole Universe O Allah

The Most Gracious and the Most Merciful are You
You are the Owner of the day of resurrection O ALLAH

We worship You and call You for aid
Guide us to the straight path O Allah

On whom You have bestowed Your Grace
Award us with the way of those O Allah

On whom You have done Your anger
Save us from way of those O ALLAH

 

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