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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hazrat Hujjatullah Khwaja Muhammad Naqshband mujadidi Sirhindi (1034-1115 AH)

Hazrat Hujjatullāh Khwājā Muhammad Naqshband mojadidi Sirhindī (1034-1115 AH) was the second son of Imam Muhammad Ma’sūm Fārūqī Sirhindī (1007-1079), may Allah be pleased with them both. He was born in the month of Dhu al-Qa’dā 1034 AH. His name was chosen to be Muhammad Naqshband and he was often called Naqshband Thānī (Naqshband the second). He was usually called with his title Hujjatullāh (proof of Allah).

He learned Islamic sciences from the finest scholars of that time, including his uncle Khwaja Muhammad Sa’eed Sirhindi, who would often say that he comes not to learn but to teach (refering to his exceptional learning abilities and extraordinary comments on classical Islamic texts). He would even engage in scholarly debates with his teachers, which could last for many hours.

He was spiritually trained by his father and was given complete Ijazah (authority) in the Mujaddidi tariqah. According to most sources, he was the third Qayyūm in the line of Qayyūmiyah, the highest rank of sainthood and spiritual mastery.

He was known to be a shaykh of the military, as he used to live in the Mughal army and was a spiritual master of many soldiers and commanders.

He performed Hajj twice, second time in about 1095 AH.

He used to say that I often receive Ilhām (divine words) that I have forgiven your friends (his followers).

Once he raised his head from Muraqbah and said, Hazrat Musa (alaih-is-salām) has come.

His grandson and spiritual successor Khwaja Muhammad Zubair Sirhindi narrates, that once Khwaja Hujjatullah was sitting in his home and was quite ill. An angel appeared in its real form, wearing a turban, and said to him that Allah has sent Salām to you. He raised his face and saw the angel with his physical eyes, and replied with the following words:

اللهم انت السلام و منک السلام تبارک يا ذالجلال والاکرام

He passed away to the eternal world on 9 Muharram 1115 AH (14 May 1703) at the age of 80, and was buried in Sirhind (India).

Among his sons are the following:

Shaykh Abul-A’lā Sirhindi, died during the life of his father in 1106 or 1107 AH. He was the father of the fourth Qayyūm Shaykh Muhammad Zubair Sirhindi.
Shaykh Muhammad Umar Sirhindi, died a few years after his father
Shaykh Muhammad Kāzim Sirhindi, died a few years after his father in Hyderabad (India)

His letters (Maktūbāt) in Persian were collected by Maulānā Imāduddīn Muhammad, and were first published in 1963 by Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan from Hyderabad (Pakistan). This collection includes 128 letters which are of higher importance, though some more letters exist in the original manuscript. Maktabah Mujaddidiyah has digitized these letters which can be accessed online on Internet Archive.

Many of these letters were written to the great Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who was a sincere follower of the Mujaddidi family of Sufi masters. Urdu translation of these letters has recently been published and will soon be digitized by Maktabah Mujaddidiyah.

Maqāmāt-i Ma’sūmi (Persian), by Mir Safar Ahmad Masoomi, Urdu translation by Muhammad Iqbal Mujaddidi, published in 2004 by Zia-ul-Quran Publications, Lahore
Wasīlat-ul-Qubool (Persian, letters of Khwaja Hujjatullah), published in 1963 by Dr. Ghulam Mustafa

One of the miracles ( kramat ) after his death
Notes in the second image and presence extended to the shrine which is not destroyed by any one
Broken minaret on the tomb of Khwaja Hujjatullah Sirhindi. The minarets of this noble shrine are missing and it is said that during the riots of partition in 1946, some Sikhs came to attack the Muslims hiding inside the shrine. When they approached the tomb, the minarets started falling on them so they were scared and turned back.


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