Qawwalon ke Qisse-1 Munshi Raziuddin ka Qissa

Munshi Raziuddin had once come across an old man who spoke only Gujarati, in Madinah during one of his visits. Reportedly the old man had approached him with ‘Baba, please pray on my behalf, I heard somewhere that the Prophet Mohammed and the Almighty only understands Arabic. But I speak only Gujarati, please help.’ Seeing… continue reading

Mulla Nasruddin Modern Tales 7

The old man was performing his ablution near an almost frozen tap at a Sufi Dargah near Tangmarg, Kashmir. He visited Kashmir for the first time to meet some friends in the city of Srinagar, one of them had recommended him this 300 years old shrine. He had read about Payamuddin Reshi, better known as… continue reading

Nizamuddin Auliya to Amir Khusro: I am weary of everyone, even myself, but never of you

Amir Khusro would pray most of the night. Once his master Nizamuddin Auliya asked him: “Turk, what is the state of being occupied?” “There are times at the end of the night when one is overcome by weeping,” he replied. “Praise be to God, bit by bit is being manifest,” Nizamuddin said. But what was… continue reading

Makhdoom Jahaniyan Jahangasht apne malfuzaat ke aaine me (मख़दूम जहानियाँ जहाँगश्त अपने मल्फ़ूज़ात के आईने में )

मख़दूम जहानियाँ सय्यद जलाल उद्दीन जहाँगश्त बुख़ारी का अस्ल नाम हुसैन था। पाकिस्तान के उच इलाक़ा में 707 हिज्री मुताबिक़ 1307 ईसवी में शब-ए-बरात की रात में पैदा हुए । ये हज़रत जलालउद्दीन सुर्ख़ पोश बुख़ारी के पोते और सय्यद अहमद कबीर के साहिब-ज़ादे थे। उन्होंने इब्तिदाई ता’लीम अपने आबाई वतन उच में हासिल की और नौ-उमरी में ही अपने चचा सय्यद सदरुद्दीन से बैअ’त हो गए। आ’लम-ए-जवानी में ये मुल्तान तशरीफ़ ले गए और वहाँ  उन्होंने  अबुल-फ़त्ह रुकनुद्दीन सुह्रवर्दी… continue reading

Mulla Nasruddin Modern Tales- 6

The Immigration staff at Shah Jalal Airport noticed the distinguished looking old man had everything in order. His visa, his stay booking in Dhaka, his invitation letter from the large business conglomerate mentioning his topic of consultation ‘leading an uncomplicated life at workplace.’ This got him intrigued to ask a question involving the topic. Nasruddin… continue reading

The life and times of Shah Akbar Danapuri

सूबा-ए-बिहार अपनी अज़मत के लिहाज़ से दीगर जगहों पर फ़ौक़ियत रखता है। इस्लाम की आमद के पहले यहाँ बौध और जैन मज़हब की ता’लीमात आम थीं। 576 हिज्री के बा’द मुस्लमानों की आमद सूबा-ए-बिहार के खित्ते में कसरत से हुई । फ़ातिह-ए-मुनीर हज़रत इमाम मुहम्मद अल-मारूफ़ ब-ताज-ए-फ़क़ीह मक्की की तीन औलाद मुहम्मद इसराईल,मुहम्मद इसमाईल और अबदुल अज़ीज़ ने यहाँ इस्लाम की तरवीज-ओ-इशाअत… continue reading