966th URS Shareef Is On 3 Feb 2010 Inshallah
966 Urs Mubarak Of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri Will Held On 19 Safar al Muzaffar And 4 February 2010 (Approx) At Data Darbar , Near Bhatti Gate, Lahore. Pakistan
Iftikhar Chaudri’s excellent note on the great saint:
Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya(RA) was a Sufi of Suhrawardiyya order (tariqa). His full name was Al-Sheikh Al-Kabir Sheikh-ul-Islam Baha-ud-Din Abu Muhammad Zakaria Al-Qureshi Al-Asadi Al Hashmi. Sheikh Baha-ud-Din Zakariya known as Bahawal Haq was born at Kot Kehror, a town of Layyah District near Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, around 1170.
His grand father Hazrat Shah Kamaluddin Ali Shah Qureshi al Hashmi arrived Multan from Makkah en route to Khwarizm where he stayed for a short while.In Tariqat he was the disciple of Renowned Sufi Master Shaikh Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi who awarded him Khilafat only after 17 days of stay at his Khanqaah in Baghdaad.
For fifteen years he went from place to place to preach Islam and after his wanderings Bahawal Haq settled in Multan in 1222.Baha-ud-din Zakariya died in 1267 and his mausoleum is located at Multan. The of mausoleum is a square of 51 feet 9 inches, measured internally. Above this is an octagon, about half the height of the square, which is surmounted by a hemispherical dome. The Mausoleum was almost completely ruined during the siege of 1848 by the British, but was soon afterwards restored by the Muslims.
Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya(RA) had seven sons who gained fame in their own right as great Sufis – Shaykh Sadruddin Arif, Shaykh Burhanuddin, Shaykh Ziauddin, Shaykh Alauddin, Shaykh Qudratuddin, Shaykh Shihabuddin, and Shaykh Shamsuddin. Shaykh Sadruddin Arif’s son was the famous Sufi Shaykh Abul Fath Ruknuddin, also known as Rukn-e-Alam. His progeny dispersed all over India over the coming centuries and produced many famous people in all walks of life and scholarship. His descendents are found still in Multan, Lahore, Khushab,Delhi, Meerut and Allahabad. ( Iftikhar Chaudri)
Zulfiqaar is the double-edged sword of Hazrat Haider e Karaar, Imam Ali al Murtaza (AS). The two edged shape has a very special and specific meaning attatched to it which has been interpreted as “sharp distinction between right and wrong” or “the one who distinguishes between right and wrong”.
Imām Rāzī comment s on the mode of r evelation of this verse:
(O (honoured) Messenger! Whatever
has been revealed to you from your Lord,
convey (it all to the people). (5:464)
“This verse has been revealed to str ess ‘Ali’ s excellence, and when the verse was revealed, the Prophet (Pbuh) caught hold of ‘Alī’ s hand and said:
Man Kunto Maula, Fahaza Ali Un Maula
One who has me as his master has ‘Alī as his master. O Allāh! Be his friend who befriends him, and be his enemy who is his enemy. (Soon) after this, ‘Umar (AS) met him (‘Ali A.S) and said: O I bn Abi Talib! I congratulate you, now you are my (master) and the master of every male and female believer .
(Soon) after this, ‘Umar (AS) met him (‘Alī AS) and said: O I bn Abi Tālib! I congr atulate you, now you are my (master) and the master of every male and f emale believer .