Posts Tagged ‘Quran’
Only the beard does not signify Islam
Not active, then No Quran and no Islam
If a religious don is dishonest and unfair
Then there’s not a devious person as him
If such guru guides to go the wrong way
That guru is wilier in a devilish wrong way
Sani you just follow the path of divine Lord
There’s none other beneficent than one Lord
Shah Abdul Latif’s lineage has been traced back directly to Messenger of Almighty Allah Hazrat Muhammad Peace be upon Him, through Imam Zain-ul-Abideen Alaih Salam, son of Imam Hussain Alaih Salam, grandson of the Prophet (PBUH). His ancestors had come from Herat in Central Asia, and settled at Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan
His first teacher was Noor Muhammad Bhatti Waiwal. Mostly, Shah Latif was self-educated. Although he has received scanty formal education, the Risalo gives us an ample proof of the fact that he was well-versed in Arabic and Persian. The Qur’an, the Hadiths, the Masnawi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, along with the collection of Shah Karim’s poems, were his constant companions, copious references of which have been made in Shah Jo Risalo
In appearance, Bhitai was a handsome man, of average height. He was strongly built, had black eyes and an intelligent face, with a broad and high forehead. He grew a beard of the size of Muhammad’s beard. He had a serious and thoughtful look about himself and spent much time in contemplation and meditation, since he was concerned about his moral and spiritual evolution with the sole purpose of seeking proximity of the Divine. He would often seek solitude and contemplate on the burning questions running through his mind concerning man’s spiritual life:
Why was man created?
What is his purpose on this earth? What is his relationship with his Creator?
What is his ultimate destiny?
In quest of religious truths, Shah Bhitai travelled to many parts of Sindh and also went to the bordering lands. For three years, he travelled with these jogis and sanyasis, in search of the truth, peace, and harmony, to Hinglay, Lakhpat, Nani at the foot of the Himalayas and to Sappar Sakhi.
By the time he was a young man of twenty one years, he began to be known for his piety, his ascetic habits and his absorption in prayers. Observation and contemplation were chief traits of his character.
At this time he was living with his father at Kotri, five miles away from the present site of Bhitshah. It was here that his marriage was solemnised in 1713 CE with Bibi Sayedah Begum, daughter of Mirza Mughul Beg. She was a very virtuous and pious lady, who was a proper companion for him. The disciples had great respect for her. They had no children.
Shah Latif was now in search of a place where in solitude, he could devote all his time in prayers and meditation. Such a place he found near Lake Karar, a mere sand hill, but an exotic place of scenic beauty, four miles away from New Hala. This place was covered by thorny bushes surrounded by many pools of water. It was simply and aptly called ‘Bhit’ (the Sand Hill). On the heaps of its sandstones he decide to settle down and build a village
For the last eight years of his remarkable life, Shah Latif lived at Bhitshah. A few days before his death, he retired to his underground room and spent all his time in prayers and fasting, eating very little.
Wind blew! The sand enveloped the body, whatever little life left, is to see the beloved.”
After 21 days in there, he came out and having bathed himself with a large quantity of water, covered himself with a white sheet and asked his disciples to sing and start the mystic music. This went on for three days continuously, when the musicians, concerned about the motionless poet, found that his soul had already left for its heavenly abode to be in the proximity of the Beloved for who he had longed for, all his life, and only the body was there. He suffered from no sickness or pain of any kind. The date was 14th Safar 1165 Hijra corresponding to 1752 CE. He was buried at the place where his mausoleum now stands, which was built by the ruler of Sindh, Ghulam Shah Kalhoro.
A pair of kettle drums that are beaten every morning and evening even till today by the fakirs, jogis and sanyasis, who frequent the mausoleum, were presented by the Raja of Jesalmeer.
Before his death, fearing that people might ignore his poetry, he destroyed all his writings by throwing them in the Kiran Lake. But at the request of one of his disciples, the sufi poet asked his servant, Mai Naimat, who had memorized most of his verses, to rewrite them. The message was duly recorded and compiled. A copy of the compilation known as “Ganj” was retained at the mausoleum. The original copy disappeared sometime in 1854. It was in 1866, 114 years after the poet’s death, that Ernest Trumpp, a German scholar who knew Sindhi as well as many other languages, compiled “Risalo”, a complete collection of Shah Abdul Latif’s poetry, along with two other Sindhi scholars.
Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai is always remembered for his great poetry with love and reverence
Taken from google
Poet: Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai
SUR SAREMAN— 1ST STORY
You are my friend, you’re my healer
My ailments’ cure is you, my healer
Only you can set right my ailments
None other than you heal ailments
Thou are my pain thou are my gain
Nothing’s hidden from Thy vision
Every illness that you sent on me
Was nothing but the cure for me?
Patient wasn’t mistaken by one
No pain will ever end by anyone
Unless you order be cured O Divine
Which medicine ever cured 0 Divine?
Why pause; raise thy dagger, hit me
Smitten me, honor me to die, hit me
Laila by Baba Bullah Shah
Laila indicated Majnu that
His beloved Laila has black skin
Majnu the lover retorted her back;
‘Thou vision is inept to apprehend,
Paper of holy Quran is however white
Yet words written are, is with black ink
Stop thinking more about it Bullihiya
It matters not if beloved is white or black
Laila kitta sawal mian majnu nu
Teri Laila de rung te kali ai
Ditta jawab mina majnu nay
Teri ankh na wekhan wali hay
Quran pak de war chittay
Uttay likhi siyahi kali ai
Chad we bullhiya dil di chad we
Te ki kali ki gori ai
A big thanks to the amazing Saadia Peerzada for nominating me for this challenge. I think it is really exciting!
Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. Allah is free of all wants, and He is Most-Forbearing. Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah ayah #263
- Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
- Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own. Don’t forget to acknowledge the source.
- Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
I decided to go with my own. I hope you like them. 😀
My Nominees :
1- Nico http://nicodemasplusthree.wordpress.com/
2. Genie http://gurugenie.wordpress.com/
3. RosaVelata http://rosavelata.wordpress.com/
I came across an amazing scientific miracle in the Quran, it is in Surah Al Maryam…..When a Mother is giving birth it can be the most painful period in her life, its not easy….Now when Maryam was (pregnant with Jesus) was going through such pain, Allah in the Quran orders her to go near a stream of water, You have to listen carefully to the science of this verses, Allah tells her to go near a stream of water where next to it is a Palm tree, Allah instructs her to shake the palm tree and keep pulling down from trunks of the palm tree, so the dates can fall down for her, Some people may ask why is Allah telling us about the palm tree, the stream of water and the dates? Why did Allah not just simply tell us that she gave birth to Jesus (pbuh) and that’s it, why all these details??
Now here is the miracle, Firstly Allah tells her to shake the palm tree and keep pulling, some hospitals until very recently when a Mother is about to give birth, there is something they will tell her to hold on to and they tell her to keep pulling it back so it eases labour pain and muscle tension.Then Allah tells her to cool herself with water, there are modern hospitals today that tell pregnant women to sit in cool water as it will help them give birth,Then Allah tells her in the Quran that when she has relaxed in the water it will make her birth pain easier but he also tells her to straight away to eat the dates that fall….Now one may ask why did Allah instruct her to eat the dates?? This is because dates contain within them easily absorb-able sugars which help the heat and the movement and these sugars are of the fructose type which help raise the blood pressure….So the methods Hospitals are using today to ease birth pains, Allah has hinted in the Quran 1400 years back….Subhanallah
A man who treats his relatives well
in order to return their good treatment
of him shows no real love
The man who really shows love
for his relatives is one who
treats them well
despite their being unkind to him.
Hadith of Al-Bukhaari