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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Epitome of Islamic Propagation and Tasawwuf : Damsaz Ali

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Epitome of Islamic Propagation and Tasawuf 

Damsaz Ali* Ph.D.Scholar, Department of History, Research Unit, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, India 

Abstract Devotion to God constituted the ideal life for Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani. People were constantly advised by him to reform their own thinking and conduct. He says one should always love God in the true sense and the most important kind of worship is to help the poor, the needy and to feed the hungry. As a result all were influenced by his teachings and above all their was moral correctness of people.Syed never in his life attached importance to material power and wealth. His much emphasis was on piety, simplicity, lawful earning and service to mankind. 

INTRODUCTION The founder of the Qadriya Sufi order, Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir1 Jilani, has been famous for centuries as the most popular Sufi of Islam. His high thinking and simple living proved very much instrumental in the process of social transformation. Primarily and meticulously was interested in the mass welfare of people and by and large remained kind while approaching the people. The social appeal was based on humanism and large number of people were drawn to his fold. This said order has countless followers throughout the Muslim world. His adherents, who knew him as Ghausul Azam, known for his piety, humility, learning and gentleness. Sincerity and truthfulness: Sheikh Abdul Qadir2 Jilani was born in the month of Ramadan,A.H.470/A.D.1077, in Nif, a village in the district of Gilan, Persia (to the north of current Iran). On his paternal side, his ancestry can be traced back in the direct line to Hazrat Imam Hassan and hence the Prophet Muhammad.Right from his childhood3, remained truthful and honest whatever might happen, Because of his honesty the way robbers were impressed and influenced. They too were convinced about the basic message of Islam.

CONCLUSION Abdul Qadir Jilani played a major role in spreading Islam and Islamic spiritualism to different parts of world. The Qadriya Sufi Silsila continuously spread from Baghdad to the different parts of the world by the pious followers who were connected with the Sufi chain of Syed Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. 

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