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Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Mujaddadi Stations in the Naqshbandi Sufi Tariqah

The Mujaddidī stations in The Naqshbandī tareqat
The Naqshbandī Path ends at the Angelic Sainthood. The stations mentioned from here on are all additions to the journey by Imām-i Rabbānī Shaykh Ahmad Fārūqī Sirhindī raḍiyAllāhu ʿanhu. These spiritual stations are not found in any other Sufi order, past or present. The only way to achieve these sublime stations prior to the Mujaddidī Path was by the grace of the Almighty. There was no particular method to journey through these stations. However, Allāh Almighty opened the door of these exalted stations to the believers through our master The Great Mujaddid.
Shaykh Qāzī Muhammad Ṣadruddīn Naqshbandī Mujaddidī writes in one of his letters addressed to Mawlānā Abd al-Ghafūr Abbāsī Madanī that the Mujaddidī Stations are taught to the seeker directly by Imām-i Rabbānī the Great Mujaddid Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindī, and the better way is to go to his noble tomb and meditate there to receive the Fayz of these stations. He also states that other shaykhs train their disciples in these stations only as a tradition. He states this by reference of a book Manāqib-i Ahmadiya, biography of Shāh Ahmad Saʿīd Mujaddidī Madanī. [Ḥayāt-i Ṣadriya (Urdu) by Mawlānā Abd ul-Dāim Dāim]
All the previous lessons were related to the perfections and excellences of walāyah (sainthood), the coming lessons are related to the perfections and excellences of nabuwwah (prophethood). According to the majority of Gnostics, nabuwwah is superior to walāyah, and thus the perfections of nabuwwah are superior to those of walāyah. The perfections of nabuwwah are specific to the prophets only. However, the grace of the Almighty grants them to whomever he wills, and the awliyā acquire these perfections to a much lower level than the prophets. The proof of the fact that awliyāʼ can acquire perfections of prophethood is the following Ḥadīth:
“The Messenger of Allāh, ṣallAllāhu ʻalayhi waSallam, said: If there was to be a prophet after me, it would have been ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb.” [Jāmiʻ Tirmidhī]
Courtesy: Mohammad Mojaddadi Facebook


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