Bahr-e-Aam Of Hz Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood Sani-e-Mehdi Rz (On) Baroz 3 Ramzan Ul Mubarak 1433 Hijri (Monday 23 July 2012) You Can See In This Photo’s Hz Peero Murshid Syed Bakhtiyar Alam Sahab Qibla (Javeed Miya) Is Distributing The Faiz Of Farzand-e-Mehdi AS, Sair-e-Nabuath, Siddiq-E-Akbar, Awwal Miran, Bandagi Miran Hz Syed Mehmood “Sani-e-Mehdi RZ” Shaheed, First Khalifa RZ, First Son of Mehdi AS, First Shaheed-E-Mehdavia, First Hakim of Mehdavia, First Sadr-e-Ijma, Ahl-e-fazal (Bhelot).In Masjid Jaunpur Musheerabad Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh India ..
(By Taher Mohammed Saheb)
“So their Lord accepted of them …so those who were emigrated and were driven out of their homes, and suffered harm in My cause, and who fought, and were killed (in My cause), ….3:195
The Bahr-e-Aam of Farzand-e-Mehdi AS, Sair-e-Nabuath, Siddiq-E-Akbar, Awwal Miran, Bandagi Miran Hz Syed Mehmood “Sani-e-Mehdi RZ” Shaheed, First Khalifa RZ, First Son of Mehdi AS, First Shaheed-E-Mehdavia, First Hakim of Mehdavia, First Sadr-e-Ijma, Ahl-e-fazal, is on 4 and his Urs on 5 Ramzan his Mousoleum is at Bhelot.
Hz Syed Mehmood ‘Sani-e-Mehdi’ RZ is the first Son of Imamuna AS from his first wife Ummul Musaddiqeen Bibi Allahdadi Rz. Hz Syed Mehmood RZ was born at Jaunpur in 867H. When he was 18, in Danapur he reposed faith in Mehdiath of Imamuna AS before he literally claimed. Nearly 18 years after this incident Hz Imamuna AS staked his claim to be the Promised Mehdi AS during that time Hz Syed Mehmood RZ was 36 years old and at the time of Imamuna AS demise Hz Syed Mehmood RZ was 41 years old. His term of Khilafat was 9 years and at the time of his demise in 919 Hijri he was about 50 years old.
Hz Syed Mehmood RZ first married Bibi Khoob Kalan RZ and after her demise he married Bibi Kad Bano RZ and had three sons by the glad tidings of Imamuna AS (Mubashar-e-Mehdi AS) and a daughter. His first son is Hz Syed Abdul Hai “Roshan Munawar” RZ , second son is Hz Syed Yakoob RZ ‘Hasan-e-Vilayath’ also known as ‘Shajaratul-Murshideen’ from him the famous lineage of the ‘Barah Bani Israil-E-Vilayath’ blooms. His 3rd son is Hz Miran Syed Ahmed RZ, he passed away in infancy and a daughter Bibi Khunza Fatima RZ.
After the passing away of Hz Syed Muhammad Jaunpuri ‘Imamuna Mahdi-e-Mau’ood AS, the companions, particularly Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Khundmir RZ, had called him ‘Sani-e-Mahdi [the Second to Mahdi AS]. This was in accordance with the Commandment of Allah, “… the second of the two; when they were in the cave….”9:40. Somebody asked, “How do you call him “Sani-e-Mahdi?” Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Dilawar RZ said, “The purport of “Sani-e-Mahdi” is “sani-e-Asnain” (the Second of the Two)”.
Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ use to call the IJMA (congregation) once in every 8 days, along with the inmates of his Daira all the Khalifas RZ and the migrating companions of the Imamuna AS were also invited in the Ijma. After discussions a mahzar (the resolution) would be drafted, what would be the course of action in the future for propagating the teachings of Imamuna AS. His entire daira use to be present in each and every ijma and he use to see especially the young children working and taking part in the Ijma work, because he said they are the succeeding generations who would follow in the footsteps of the elders.
After some nine months after the demise of Hz Imamuna AS, As per a bishrath from Imamuna AS, Hz Sani-e-Mahdi RZ left Farah and arrived in India with his companions RZ and camped at the Bhilot village. As soon as Hz Bandagi Miyan Rz heard of his migration to Gujrath he directly went to the Daira of Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ and said,
“This banda [servant] has come with the intention of remaining in the company of the Miran RZ [i.e Hz Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ].” But Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ said “Make us happy and go” a month later he has to leave.
In the second time, a thought came to Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ that initially he had gone alone to Bhelot and probably that was why Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ did not allow him to stay there. He thought, “If I go now with the seekers of Allah Most High, he might allow me to stay there.” Hence, four months later for the Second time he again visited but along with his entire Daira. Then Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ took Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ by the hand to a secluded place and said, “I am the one who desires your good. Act as I ask you to. Hz Imamuna AS has placed the burden of “Qaatilu wa Qutailu” (fought and fallen). This would become impossible if you remain with us. Hence, you remain separately so that the people listen to your bayan [discourse] on Quran, get initiated on your hand and help you so that the saying of Hz Imamuna AS is rendered possible.” Hence, Hz Bandagi Miyan Rz left Bhelot in tears with his companions and seekers of his daira and camped at Bholara. Similarly other companions were also persuaded by Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ to form Daira’s across the country and spread the teachings of Imamuna AS. Such was the intensity of love and humbleness (nesthi) in between these eminent companions of Imamuna AS.
Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ was in Bhelot when the soldiers of the Sultan of Gujrat came and arrested him on the instigation by the worldly Ulema’s and shackled him chains with heavy boulders and took him to Ahmedabad when he was leaving the Daira Hz Shah Nemath RZ and Hz Shah Dilawar RZ arrived on the moment and wanted to accompany him but the soldiers objected and on much insistence by both the Khalifas RZ only Hz Shah Dilawar RZ was allowed to travel along with him and Hz Shah Dilawar RZ served Hz Sani-e-mehdi RZ during his detention. He left a message to Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ to stay back. But he cannot control himself and visited him in detention and said he would break open the doors and take him home if given permission, He said I am not a thief to run away in such a manner, we will put faith in Allah.
Meanwhile, Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ conveyed this news of arrest to the Mehdavi sisters of the Sultan and these noble ladies born and brought up in luxury began an in house protest and sat in the Open Verandah in the cold night and hot sun of the day and refused to take food or go back in the palace until Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ is released. When this in-house protest came to the notice of the Sultan he learnt the full facts of the case and realised his folly and immediately issued the royal order for release of Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ.
After forty-one days of detention Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ ankles were unchained, the heavy chains with boulders injured his ankles, the wounds of his ankles spread to his thighs and he use to experience severe pain. Despite all this he continued to go to the mosque and give daily Bayan of Quran etc etc…. Two and half months after his return to Bhilot Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ passed away due to his severe injuries. In this way he achieved martyrdom on 4th Ramazan 918H (13th Nov 1512 CE).
At the time of his demise his children were very young. As per his advice (Wasiyat) all the members of the family (Ahle Baith) Bibi Mulkan RZ, Bibi Kad Banu RZ, Bibi Khunza Fatima RZ, Bibi Khunza Gouhar RZ was about 4 years old, Bibi Hidayathullah RZ, Mian Syed Salamullah RZ, Miran Syed Hameed RZ, Miran Syed Ibrahim RZ, his sons Miran Syed Abdul Hay Roshan Munawwar RZ was 11 years old, and Miran Syed Yakoob RZ was 7 years old. They all moved to the daira of Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Nizam RZ 4th Khalifa of Imamuna AS, who himself sent carriages for the journey of the Holy family of the Imam AS.
Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ had not appointed anyone as his successor in his lifetime he persuaded the Khalifas RZ and other migrating companions to establish Daira’s and spread the teachings of Imamuna AS. It was not an easy task to live separately due to lot of affection with each other. After many efforts other Khulafa RZ accepted to establish separate Daira’s. Nearly 10 Daira’s were established in his lifetime. Among the 5 Khulafa RZ of Imamuna AS only Hz Shah Dilawar Rz the 5th Khalifa of Imamuna AS remained and did not leave Sani-e-Mehdi RZ, he excused himself from going away from the Farzand-E-Mehdi AS and he justified with a noble saying in honor of the other Khulafa RZ. As the eminent Companions were already spreading the word of the Imamuna A.S he begged to remain at the feet of Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ. He pleaded in this manner, “For the sake of your love to Allah, do not ask me to go away from you”.
[Note: Until his demise Hz Shah Dilawar RZ served the family of Imamuna AS, later he was with Farzand-E-Mehdi AS, Aaqa Zaadeh Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ until his demise, and later served the Shajratul Murshideen ‘Shah Zadah-e-Vilayath’ Hz Bandagi Miran Syed Shah Yakoob “Hasan-e-Vilayath” RZ, father of Barah Bani Israil-e-Vilayath and grandson of Imam Mehdi AS (he was fondly addressed as Khuzadeh i.e “Khundkar Zadeh” by the migrating companions of Imamuna AS), due to his efforts as per the bisharath of Imamuna AS the second marriage of Hz Bibi Syeda Fatima RZ noble daughter of Imamuna AS took place with Bandagi Miyan Hz Syed Khundmir RZ].
At the time of Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ burial Hz Miyan Syed Salamullah RZ lamented that there is no khalifa to Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ and his children are still young, on hearing this Hz Shah Dilawar RZ said he never parted his company with him and he is the Khalifa of Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ and moreover he was the 5th eminent Khalifa of Imamuna AS also. In a separate instance, Bandagi Miyan Hz Syed Khundmir RZ Shaheed also said that he is the Khalifa of Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ although he was the 2nd eminent Khalifa of Imamuna AS. They both received mutual uncountable basharath from Imamuna AS. Being no appointed successors to take charge of the Daira, the fuqara of the daira dispersed and multiplied and it is said that approximately 18 new Daira’s sprang out of the Single Mother Daira of Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ. One can see the fact that even after the Martyrdom of Farzand-e-Mehdi Hz Sani-e-Mehdi RZ, the faith spread through the spreading of new Dairas from his single Daira.
There was rain in the daira of Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood (RZ). The houses of all his companions were destroyed. However, the house of the Miran RZ survived. The Miran RZ lamented that he was not among the ijma’ (unanimity). He was happy when his house too fell down due to heavy rain.
Excerpts included from Sayir-e-Nabuvath Hz Meeran Syed Mahmood Sani-E-Mahdi RZ
By Janab Abu Naimath Shahab.
Published and Printed by Mehdavia Foundation, Chicago, USA.
O Allâh! Send your blessings (and the Holy Words of Yours) upon Muhammad (SAS) and the family of Muhammad (SAS), as You have send blessings upon Ibrâhim A.S and the family of Ibrâhim A.S. You are worthy of all praise, All Glorious.
O Allâh! Bless Muhammad (SAS) and the family of Muhammad (SAS) as You have already blessed Ibrâhim A.S. and the family of Ibrâhim A.S. You are worthy of all praise, All Glorious.
The First bisharat:
At the birth the name given to him as Syed Mahmood is the glad tiding in that he is the Sahib-e-Muqam-e-Mahmood [Lord of the Praised Station]. This came through the mouth of Hazrat Imam MahdiAS. This was the final bisharat [glad tiding], which was understood by only those who could understand.
The second bisharat is the one . Hazrat Bibi IlahditiRZ had performed the tasdiq of Hazrat Imam MahdiAS. Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed MahmoodRZ followed suit in performing the tasdiq. At that time, Hazrat ImamAS had said: “See! The bones, flesh, blood and skin of Syed Mahmood RZ had all become ‘illa Allah’.”
The third bisharat.This was about Hazrat Syed Mahmood RZ’s ‘fana-dar-zath-e-Rab-be-Ghafoor’ [perishing in the zath of the Lord, the Forgiving]. Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS, pointing to his own breast, said, “Whatever has been placed in this breast, has been placed in that breast [that of Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed MahmoodRZ].”
The fourth bisharat:This relates to the time of the death in an accident of Miran Syed Ajmal RZ. It may be recalled that after the accident, Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ had become grief-stricken. At that time, Allah Most High commanded Hazrat Imam MahdiAS, “Go and tell Syed Mahmood that there is none greater than you [in Our estimation]. If Syed Ajmal were alive, he would have reached the station of Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS. But the station of Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS is the most magnanimous of all stations.”
in another words the incident is recorded that, Imamuna AS went to Miran Syed Mahmood RZ and came out of the hujra along with him and said, ‘Two persons of the same rank will not live during this period. Had Miran Ajmal RZ been alive, he would have been in your position. But he was not destined to be in your position. Allah’s writing (navisht) was like that. Do not grieve.’
(Then the Imam AS recommended in respect of Miyan Ajmal RZ. Allah’s command arrived, ‘We have forgiven and blessed with salvation all the persons buried in the old graveyard of Mandogarh (Mando) were Miran Syed Ajmal RZ was buried.’ In that graveyard approximately 350 Hafiz-E-Quran were under the wrath of Allah, they were all given salvation in the charity of Miran Syed Ajmal Rz. Later, the companions did their best but failed to find the grave of Miran Syed Ajmal RZ. The dead of the graveyard were blessed.)
The fifth bisharat is this narrative:Hazrat Imam AS returned after the performance of Haj pilgrimage to Gujarat and stayed at Naharwala or Piran Patan for 18 months. At this place Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ, all set to go on a journey, came and sought his permission to go and earn legitimate livelihood [kasab-e-halal]. Hazrat Imam AS was performing the wazu [ablutions]. Hazrat Imam AS told him: “Allah protect you! Wherever you are, remain with Allah. Allah may bring you back soon.” After this, Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ touched the feet of Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS and started his journey.
The news of the arrival of Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ, son of Hazrat Imam Syed Muhammad Mahdi al-Mau’ood AS, at Chapanir reached the king, Sultan Mahmud Begda, welcomed him with great courtesies and gave him a high position in his kingdom. The story here is long. In short, when Hazrat Imam AS started his journey towards Khorasan and reached Nasarpur, he sent Bandagi Miyan Syed KhundmirRZ towards Gujarat. At that time, Hazrat Bandagi Miyan Syed Salamullah RZ wrote a letter to Hazrat Miran Syed Mahmood RZ, “Why are you sitting there? Come here because this is the time of the Beneficence of Allah Most High.” When Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS came to know about this, he asked for the details of the letter. Then Hazrat Imam AS said, “Do not write like this. Tear the letter.” Then he said, “Write like this: ‘This banda is there [at Chapanir] and Syed Mahmood is here [at Nasarpur].’ O Musaddiq! know the station ‘maqam’ of Miran Syed Mahmood RZ.
The sixth bisharat:Is that Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed MahmoodRZ performed the tark-e-dunya at the hint given by the souls of the Seals [of Prophethood and Sainthood]. In his dream he also saw that they took his hands In their own hands and brought him out of his house and told him, “Bhai Syed Mahmood! This is not the suitable place for you.” When he woke up he found himself standing outside his house. this was the station Maqam of Hz Syed Mehmood RZ.
The seventh bisharat:Is that when Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ arrived in Khorasan in the presence of Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS, the first bisharat that Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS gave him was that “The son is coming as the son.”
The eighth bisharat:Is that one day Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS said there were three kinds of farzand [son or daughter]: poothi, pooth and puthinder. Then Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS said that puthinder was superior to the father in the rank, the pooth was equal to the father and poothi is inferior to the father. Here, the Imam AS said, “Bhai Syed Mahmood is pooth.”
The tenth bisharat:Is that one-day Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS is narrated to have quoted Allah Most High as saying, “O Syed Muhammad! If I had not made you Mahdi al-Mau’ood, I would have made Syed Mahmood the Mahdi al-Mau’ood.”
The eleventh bisharat:Is that at Farah, Hazrat Bandagi Miyan Yusuf RZ experienced the state of kashf [divine inspiration] from Allah Most High. All the brothers of the daira drank his paskhurda [sanctified leftover] water. Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ came back to the house and started crying. Hazrat Bibi Buwanji RZ told the Imam AS, “Miran Syed Mahmood is crying and is very sad. Please come and see him.” Hazrat Imam AS came and asked Miran Syed Mahmood RZ, “Why are you so sad?” With all humility,
Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ said, “Miranji! I have three relationships with the khundkar:
(1) the relationship as the father and son;
(2) the relationship as teacher and disciple; and
(3) the relationship as the seeker and preceptor.
And between you and Miyan Yusuf RZ there is no relationship other than that of the seeker and the preceptor. Despite this, Miyan Yusuf RZ has experienced the Vision [of Allah Most High] and this banda has seen nothing.” Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS said, “Bhai Syed Mahmood! What is this desire that you have? He is celebrating the ruhani tajalli [manifestation of the soul]. Your condition is much better than his!” Then, giving an example, Hazrat Imam AS said, “You are like a person who is riding a fast galloping horse and is traversing the distance in full speed. He is neither bothered about himself nor about the sights of the road. He is focusing on his destination and taking notice of nothing else. On the other hand, the condition of the Miyan [Yusuf RZ] is like an old woman, who, because of her handicap, is engrossed in the sights of the road at times and traverses the road at other times.”
After this, Hazrat Bandagi Miran Syed Mahmood RZ said, “I should get something as the sadaqa [charity] of the Khundkar.” Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS replied, “One should not become a ‘Sadaqa-khwar’ [one who eats the proceeds of charity]. One should become a man. What is this; you desire the condition of Miyan Yusuf RZ?. If you want to desire something, desire the condition of your father. And if you want to see the condition, see the condition of ‘Bandagi Miyan Syed Khundmir RZ’: He gets the manifestation of the zath incessantly, but nothing appears on his face. Even the complexion of his face does not change.”
[Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS gave bisharat and said, “He [Bandagi Miyan Syed KhundmirRZ] drinks seven oceans of Divinity in one gulp but his upper lip does not get moistened.” – aap uloohiyat kay saath 7 samanadar ek ghunt mein peeliye laikin lab-e-baala (oopar ka onth) thar nahi hua].
The twelfth bisharat:Is that one day at Farah Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS said, “As the goldsmith lights his coals in his furnace: some coals are fully lighted and some are partially lighted, our companions too are lighted in the fire of ‘Ishq [divine love]: some are fully lighted and some are partially lighted. They will become perfect by the bounty of Bhai Syed Mahmood RZ.”
The thirteenth bisharat:Is that one-day Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS said at Farah that the ‘Sair-e-Nabuwat’ is affirmed for Bhai Syed MahmoodRZ.
Taher Md. Saheb
Shaban 21- Bahr-e-Aam Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat RZ Shaheed (By Bhai Taher Mohammed Saheb)
Shaban 22- Urs Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat RZ Shaheed
3rd Khalifa of Imamuna Mehdi-E-Maoud Alaihis Salam (935H, Logadh Shareef, Poona).
It is narrated that in Solah Santej the salty water of a well became sweet by the effect of the paskhurda [sanctified leftover] of Hz Imam Mahdi AS, as had happened at Daulatabad near the tomb of Hz Syed Muhammad Arif RA. Besides, it was here that Hz Shah Ne’mat RZ met Hz Imam Mahdi AS and he performed the tasdiq of the Imam AS.
Hz Shah Ne’mat RZ was born in 874 Hijri and martyred on 22 Shaban 935 Hijri in the Daira at Logadh Sharif. He was among the nobles of Gujarat and belonged to the tribe of the Baniyanis. He was the only son of a noble of Gujarat Miyan Malik Bade. Owning to undue love and affection of the parents he had turned up into a spoilt child. As his father died at a young age there was none to attend to his education and training. Therefore It was presumed that he was unfit to succeed the Jagir of his father. Miyan Nia’mat RZ was very much annoyed at such a decision of the king. He along with a few of his friends became outlaws in and around Ahmedabad. He was very strong and a well trained warrior, but was very short tempered and used to get annoyed at the smallest provocation and became very belligerent, given to bloodshed. Everybody was afraid of him.
One day he murdered the son of a Negro. The Negro complained to the king and told him all the earlier crimes of the Shah. The king sent his soldiers to arrest him. When this news came, Hz Shah Ne’mat RZ took some 25 mounted armed men with him and fled. The king’s soldiers chased them. When Miyan Shah Ne’mat RZ came near Sola Santej, he heard the azan [prayer-call] from the daira of Hz Imam Mahdi AS. He told his companions, “The prayer-call has been sounded. We should say our prayers.” His companions said, “The king’s soldiers are chasing us to arrest us. We should run away from here at the earliest.” The Shah RZ dismounted and started saying his ritual prayers [namaz]. The king’s soldiers too arrived about the same time. But Allah Most High had changed the complexion and bodily shape in such a manner, that the soldiers could not recognize him. Then they went ahead. Miyan Nemat RZ asked the villagers about who had given the prayer-call. They told him, “A group of fuqara who trust in Allah has come here [and camping here].”
The Shah RZ then went to meet Hz Imam Mahdi AS. Without asking his name, Hz Imam Mahdi AS said, “Come Miyan Ne’mat! You are full of Favours “Ne’mat!” Hz Shah Ne’mat RZ immediately became a disciple of Hz Imam Mahdi AS. He gave up the world and became a seeker of Allah. He gave all his belongings whatever he had in charity in the name of Allah. He repented all his sins and joined the company of the Imam AS. Then he told the Imam AS about all his past sins. The Imam AS told him, “Allah will forgive all the sins that are against Him. Allah is Much Forgiving, the Merciful. But the sins that you have committed against the khalq [the mankind], you will have to get forgiven by the people.” Immediately, Shah Ne’mat RZ went in accordance with the pleasure of Allah Most High to meet the people he had sinned against.
He first went to the door of the Negro whose son he had murdered. Shah Ne’mat RZ told him, “Take revenge for the murder of your son.” The Negro saw that the condition of Shah Ne’mat RZ had completely changed. Tears flooded the eyes of the Negro. His heart too started burning in the fire of the Love of Allah Most High. He said, “You are not the Ne’mat from whom I can collect the blood-money. When you have assigned your zath [nature, essence] to the pleasure of Allah Almighty, I too forgive you for the pleasure of Allah Most High.
Hazrat Shah Ne’mat RZ took leave of the Negro and went to every person he had wronged and offered himself for the reprisals. But Allah Most High made everybody utter the words of forgiving in favour of him. Then Hazrat Shah Ne’mat RZ came to Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS and remained in his company thereafter and the Imam AS conferred many glad tidings on him.
It is narrated that Hazrat Imamuna AS gave the title of the Miqraz-e-Bid’at [Scissors to cut Innovations] in accordance with the command of Allah Most high. Further, Hz Imam AS used to call him Mard-e-Qallash
Further, it is narrated that Hz Imam Mahdi AS gave the glad tidings to Hz Shah Ne’mat RZ by quoting a Hindi couplet: “Whether you like me or not, I like you”.
Further, it is narrated that Hz Imam Mahdi AS, a little before his death, took his cap away from his own head and gave it to Bandagi Miyan Shah Ne’mat RZ.
Allah said “We have given Miyan Nemat (RZ) three eminences (buzurgian-Sar-Andaz, Janbaz and Sarfaraz)”.
Imam Mahdi (AS) is narrated to have said in respect of Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ) that he is a miqraz-e-bid’at (the scissors of innovation).
Imam Mahdi (AS) is narrated to have described Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ) as Qallash (friendless). (By that expression, he meant that the Shah (RZ) had perished in Allah and what was remaining was Allah — fani fillah, baqi billah).
Imam Mahdi (AS) is narrated to have said,
“Miyan Nemat (RZ) is the Omar (RZ) of Vilayat (sainthood).”
Imam Mahdi (AS) is narrated to have recited a dohra (regarding Miyan Nemat RZ in Farah):
“Whether you like me or not, I am the one who likes you.”
It is narrated that time of the demise of Imam Mahdi (AS) was nearing. Miyan Nemat (RZ) started lamenting. The Imam (AS) asked, “Who is it?” The Shah (RZ) said, “It is this banda.” The Imam (AS) asked, “Which banda?” The Shah (RZ) said, “This banda is Nemat (RZ).” The Imam (AS) placed his cap on the head of the Shah (RZ) and said, “Allah Most High has forgiven Miyan Nemat (RZ) and the members of his family.” Miyan Nemat (RZ) said, “The members of my family are the fuqara as they emulate me. They are members of my family. One who does not emulate me is not a member of my family.”
It is narrated that some of the women of the daira came to the house of Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ) on a Friday. The Shah’s wife did not get up to receive the guests. The Shah (RZ) came to know of the incident. He asked her why she did not get up to receive them. The Bibi (RZ) said, “I was nursing the baby at that time. Hence, I did not get up.” Shah Nemat (RZ) said, “Allah will take away the baby.” The baby died the next week.
The inmates of the daira are narrated to have told Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ): “New people have come to the daira. Please make your sermons and explanations of Quran a little mild.” The Shah (RZ) replied: “This servant’s beard has grown grey in the company of Imam Mahdi (AS). And you are trying to teach me now. If the seeker of the world comes to me, in one blow the matter is finished. If he (the new comer) stays, it is his good fortune. If he goes away, it is good-riddance. This servant (banda) will not make himself subservient to the wishes of the worldly people. People do not like the Truth (Haq). But the duty of this servant is to tell the Truth.”
Bandagi Miyan Syed Khundmir (RZ) and Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ) used to say; “We would hold accountable on the Day of Resurrection a person who sees anything in us opposed to Imam Mahdi (AS) and does not warn us about or lapses here (in this world).”
Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ) is narrated to have had no slave girl (bandi) in his house because even Imam Mahdi (AS) too did not have a slave girl. The Shah (RZ) was a perfect follower of the Imam (AS).
It is narrated that Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ) had no clothes except an old lungi (a piece of cloth wrapped round the lower part of the body). Wrapped in the lungi, the Shah (RZ) was in the ‘Zikr’ remembrance of Allah near the hujra of Imam Mahdi (AS). The Imam (AS) came near him. Because of the shortness of the lungi, the Shah (RZ) stood in the posture of a ruku’. The Imam (AS) saw this and went to his house, and told the Bibi (RZ), “I regretted seeing Miyan Nemat today.” The Bibi (RZ) said, “Miranji (AS), Give him something.” At the same time, Allah’s command arrived, “O Syed Muhammad, Go and give the glad tidings of faith (iman) to Miyan Nemat (RZ).” Immediately, the Imam (AS) came near the Shah (RZ) and woke him up. The Shah (RZ) looked up and said, “Miranjee (AS), you are the zath of Allah. Nemat is in the mushahida (observance) of Allah. Imam Mahdi (AS) told the Shah (RZ), “I give you the glad tidings of faith (iman).” Miyan Nemat (RZ) said, “Please bless me with the iman of Khundkar (AS) (your eminence).” The Imam (AS) said, “Nobody is allowed the iman of the Prophet (SLM) and the Imam (AS). But a seeker should always have such a desire. I give you the glad tidings of the iman.” Then Imam Mahdi (AS) patted on the back of Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemat (RZ) and said, “Miyan Nemat is a He-man (mard-e-mardana).”
Imam Mahdi (AS) is narrated to have said, “We and Miyan Nemat (RZ) rode the horses on the field of tawakkal (trust in Allah). There was no difference except for two ears.”
Taher Md. Saheb
Shaban 15- URS Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Karim Nuri RA (Doultabad) (By Taher Mohammed Saheb )
The Urs of Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Karim Nuri RA is on 15th Shaban. He is son of Hz Bandagi Miyan Abdul Majeed “Noor Nosh” RZ. He is laid to rest in Daira Daulatabad.
Hz. Shah Sadullah Gansavi RA was a renowned Sufi of his era. He was a descendent of Hz Shaikh Fareeduddin Ganj-e-Shakar RA, a great saint of Chishtia order. Due to spiritual qualities most of the nobles used to come to his Khankhah and became his disciples (Murld). He had three sons, Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Majeed RZ, Hz Bandagi Miyan Amin Mohammed RZ and Hz Bandagi Miyan Abu Mohammed RZ. These brothers migrated from Delhi to Ahmedabad and lived beside the Sabarmati River in the locality of Shaikhpura. There is a conflict of recording about their descendency, some say they are descendants of Hz Khwaja Gharib Nawaz RA (of Ajmer) in lineage, and some record that they are descendants of Hz Fareeduddin Ganj-e-Shakar RA in lineage. Allah knows best, He is samee and Baseer Slumber never overtakes Him.
In 901H, after performing Haj and doing the first proclamation “Dawa” of Mehdiath at the Holy Kaaba in Makka, Imamuna Mehdi AS came to the city of Ahmedabad and stayed in the mosque of ‘Taj Khan Salar” and in those days when Imamuna AS use to give his Bayan-e-Quran the entire premises of the masjid and the nearby trees and roof tops use to be filled with people who use flock to hear the Bayan-e-Quran of Imamuna AS. In those days Miyan Shah Abdul Majeed also use to visit and take faiz of the Bayan and one day he along with both of his brothers came in the audience of Imamuna AS and as soon as their eyes met with each other Imamuna AS called him with his name and at that time there was a garland of flowers around the noble neck of Imamuna AS so he took and puts it aroung the neck of Hz Shah Abdul Majeed, then all the 3 brothers did the tasdiq-e-Mehdi AS and he gave them talqin of “Zikr” the recitation of Zikr. Afterwards they become a part and parcel with Imamuna AS and did migration “hijrath” under him.
In Farah Mubarak Imamuna AS was taken ill and as one of the closest companion Hz Miyan Shah Abdul Majeed RZ use to look after Imamuna AS, It is narrated that one day Hazrat Imam Mahdi al-Mau’ood AS vomited. At that time Bandagi Miyan Abdul Majeed RZ was present. He collected the matter vomited in his palms and consumed that Noor and kept some for his dear wife and later his wife also consumed it. Hazrat Imam Mahdi AS said that Allah Most High would give “Miyan Abdul Majeed RZ” a son who would be a qaim-muqam [vice-regent or like successor] of Prophet Yahya AS [John (Pbuh)]. After consuming that Noor he came to be known as “Noor Nosh” and in 910H Imamuna AS passed away. In 911H, According to the glad tidings, within a short period, a son was born to Miyan Abdul Majeed “Noor Nosh” RZ. It was this child, Shah Abdul Karim Nuri RZ.
On 18th Muharram in Ahmedabad, His father Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Majeed “Noor Nosh” RZ was martyred “Shaheed” in the mosque in front of the Mimbar by hooligans especially gathered by Anti-Mehdavi and worldly Ulema’s, to finish him off while he came as usual to present the Mehdavia teachings in the congregation of Friday prayers. At that time his son Shah Abdul Karim Nuri RA was a young boy of 8 years. Coming from religious family background he was also groomed in a very religious and pious atmosphere and when he was young enough he did ‘kasab’ earning and in that also he showed his piety and piousness, due to his noble qualities like his late noble father he also had a long list of admirers, including the nobles of that period, they use to give him lot of respect and honour. When he felt to renounce the world he went to Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Dilawar RZ and performed “Tark-e-Duniya” on his noble hands and use to live in his Daira. Hz Shah Dilawar RZ gave many glad tidings (basharath) in his favour; moreover he became the first one in the twelve calipha’s of Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Dilawar RZ.
Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Karim RZ strictly observed Zikr of eight Pahr and was constantly in Muraqaba. After his Murshid Hz Shah Dilawar RZ passed away he was still living in the Daira Borkheda. Later on, after receiving the command from the soul of his Murshid he started his migration towards Gujrath and established his first independent Daira in Baragaon. Then he traveled to Dholka and established his second Daira here and use to do the Bayan-e-Quran and his Daira was seen by one and all as an icon in following the shariat strictly. The inhabitants of the Mehsana especially the Scholars (Ulema), Zamindar’s, Emirs and people belonging to different communities flocked to him and were fascinated by the strict observance of shariat in his daily life and the Daira, he became more famous due to his Bayan-e-Quran, and due to his overall piety and piousness the rich and the poor both flocked to his Daira and did tasdiq on his noble hands.
The chief Qazi of Dholka also did tasdiq on his hands and became his mureed and he even gave his daughter in marriage to him, Hz Shah Abdul Karim Nuri RZ also married Hz Bibi Fatima RZ the noble daughter of Miqraz-e-Bidath Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Nemath RZ. In this way he was Son-in-Law of the 3rd eminent Khalifa of Imamuna AS.
For a long time his Daira was in Dholka, it is also said that the luminocity of the Noor on his face was of such intensity that in the daily morning pre-dawn prayers (Fajr prayers) when he use to stand for prayers his beaming, glowing and radiant face, which seemed to radiate light use fill the Masjid with the brightness of his countenance and due to this everybody knew of his presence.
For a long time his Daira was here and one day he declared about his intention of migration from this place. His Mureeds and other well-wishers came running to him and requested not to migrate and continue staying here, but he said migration is not chosen by self instead it is done on the command of the creator and the command has already arrived, then he started his migration and reached Nagra, which is 2KM from Khambat and established his next Daira here. Here also many people were fortunate enough to do tasdiq on his noble hands and receive faiz in his company. Many people of Daulatabad received faiz from him. Here also people use to give lot of respect not only to him but also to the inhabitants of his Daira.
On 15th Shaban, this noble personality the result of the Noor and the glad tiding of Imamuna AS passed away in the mercy of His Lord, and met with its creator and bid farewell to this mortal world and was laid to eternal rest in Daira Doulatabad.
He had 6 sons, and they also achieved high spiritual ranks in thier times, regarding them their father Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Karim “Nuri” RZ use to say, “His sons are like Precious Gems hidden in ragged and torn clothes, nobody knows about their value, only the God and the Lovers of God knows their value.
Among his children, one of his sons is the famous Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Lateef RA (of Daulatabad), and from this son is the wellknown and famous saint of Hyderabad Deccan Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Kareem Nuri RA (of Daira Noor Ghat in Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, India).
Taher Md. Saheb
Hz Bandagi Miyan Abdul Shukoor Miya RA (Chanchalguda ; Hyderabad)
Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem
Shaban 8- URS Hz Bandagi Miyan Abdul Shukoor RA
(By Taher Mohammad Saheb)
Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Shukoor RA “Shukoor Miyan Hazrath” is the Great Grandson of “Akmal-Ul-Khulafa” Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Nizam RZ, the 4th Khalifa of Imamuna Mehdi AS.
His lineage is as follows:
Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Shukoor RA S/O, Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Majeed RA S/O, Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Razzak RA S/O, Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Nizam RZ “Wahdath-O-Shaam” 4th Khalifa of Imamuna Mehdi AS.
His Grandfather Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Razzak RA, the son of Hz Shah Nizam RZ had four sons:
1-Shah Abdul Majeed RA, 2-Shah Rukn Muhammad RA, 3-Shah Abdus Sattar RA and 4-Shah Sharif Muhammad RA
The eldest son Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Majeed RA is the father of Hz Bandagi Miyan Abdul Shukoor RA alias “Shukoor Miyan Hazrath”. Moreover his Grandfather Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Razzak RA was taught and trained under his father Hz Shah Nizam RZ. He was also a well-known Buzurg of his time and was respected in and around the village of Kadi in Gujrat. He had lots or mureed; he was well versed in Arabic and Persian languages. Hz Shah Abdul Majeed RA the father of Hz Abdul Shukoor RA was also an Allah fearing Buzurg like his elders.
Allah SWT bestowed on Hz Shah Abdul Majeed RA with a son after a long time and the infant was named Abdul Shukoor RA, he was later on came to be known as Shukoor Miyan Hazrath RA. From his childhood he was taught and trained in the precincts of Daira and he received the training of piousness and piety from his home, from his childhood he received the religious knowledge of batin and books. In his childhood he became “Hafiz-E-Quran” and along side he was also well versed with Arabic and Persian Languages like his Grand father. When he was 18 years of age he completed the education process from books. He had the honour to be in the company of great spiritual personality i.e Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Abdul Kareem RA son of Hz Shah Abdul Lateef RA and Grandson of Hz Shah Nizam RZ.
He migrated from Gujrath enroute Maharashtra and entered Deccan and later established a Daira in Hyderabad Deccan in the village of Chanchalam (now Chanchalguda). It was the time of Mughals and many armymen and commanders were mureed of Hz Shukoor Miyan RA, so during the time of Emperor Jahangir Hz Abdul Shukoor migrated from Gujrath and arrived in Deccan and it was during the reign of Abdullah Qutub Shah’s rule over Golkonda and his Daira in the village Chanchalam (now Chanchalguda). Here also he acquired much respect and honor and people from different walks of life and communities use to flock to his Daira in search of peace, from here his fame spread like anything in those days. Not only the Mehdavis, but also the Non-Mehdavis like Shia’s also visited and listen to his Bayan and desired to be in his company in the Daira. The rules and regulations of his Daira were very strict and nobody from the Daira can venture outside without a valid reason and followed the Sharait very strictly.
Once in the Daira he asked one of his mureed to fetch water for Ablution “Wazu”, his mureed came and informed him that the well has gone dry and not a drop is available, inturn he said Bhai take the name of Allah, go and see now. The mureed went and came back happily carrying a pale of water and said the well is full to its brim. These were just minor incidents and miracles, which occurred unwantedly in the day-to-day life through this noble personality.
Once a mureed Miyan Hyder informed him, Hazrath you know I don’t have any children, please supplicate for me. Inturn, Hz Shukoor Miyan RA said, “May Allah SWT accept your desire”. Due to Allah SWT grace, Miyan Hyder was blessed with a son and he came rushing to his murshid in Daira and gave him the good news. Not only this Miyan Hyder brought “Jau ka Malida” a sweet dish made especially on holy or happy occasions. Miyan Hyder got prepared this Mixture “Malida” of Jau, mixed with Ghee, Sugar and Coconut scrape etc and presented it to his murshid, His Murshid Hz Shukoor Miyan RA got it distributed in the inmates of the daira and the visitors. From that day onwards people whose needs Allah SWT fulfills distribute Malida here in his Payan, this tradition still continues.
It is also recorded that When Hz Bandagi Miran Syed Shah Nusrath RA (of Daira Lalgadi) after migrating from many places came to Hyderabad Deccan and settled for some time in Chanchalguda. Meantime Hz Shukoor Miyan RA got news of his establishing a Daira so he started prepartions for migrating from here, as soon as Hz Shah Nusrath RA came to know about his intention to migrate, he gave basharath and declared that “Inform Shukoor Bhai, he belongs to this soil, instead this Banda is migrating back” after this Hz Syed Shah Nusrath RA ‘Maqsoos-Uz-Zaman’ started migration towards another place. While keeping the word of Hz Shah Nusrath RA, Shukoor Miyan Hazrath RA left the idea of migration and settled back in his Daira in Chanchalguda.
On 8th Shaban 1068H, this noble personality, the Great Grandson of Hz Bandagi Miyan Shah Nizam RZ passed away in the mercy of His Lord and is laid to eternal rest in the precincts of his Daira at Chanchalguda. His Mausoleum is popularly known as “Shukoor Miyan Hazrath ki Payan” which is hardly minutes walk from these 3 sides inside the Chanchalguda i.e from “Masjid-E-Munawwaria”, Khalla Playground and Dabeerpura Flyover Bridge.
Taher Md. Saheb