By the Grace of Almighty Allah and the blessings of His Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.), Minhaj-ul-Quran International London held Annual Giyarveen Shareef Mehfil commemorating the life of Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Gilani al-Baghdadi (RA). The proceedings of the programme began with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Qari Muhammad Kashif followed by salutations upon the Prophet (SAW) and manqabat by QTV Naat Khawan Muhammad Shoaib Qadri and students from MSIS Abu Hassan and Ahmed Raza.
The Great Grandson of Huzoor Sayyedina Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani (May Allah be pleased with him) and the beloved son of Hazoor Tahir Allauddin al-Qadri al-Baghdadi (May Allah be pleased with him) (the beloved Shaykh of Shaykh-ul-Islam Prof Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri), Huzoor Pir Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jamaluddin was the Chief Guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Skaykh Sohail Ahmed Saddiqi highlighted the miracles of Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Gilani al-Baghdadi (RA) through an educational and spiritual point of view. He said that on each wali there is a qadam and Ghaus-ul-Azam has the blessed qadam of The Prophet (S.A.W). Once, a woman brought her son and asked Huzoor Ghuas-ul-Azam to keep him in their blessed company and teach him. Huzoor Ghaus-ul-Azam accepted the child for spiritual education. After some time the mother visited her son and found him thin and pale and eating a crust of bread. She went to Sayyedina Ghuas-ul-Azam and found out he was eating chicken. She was shocked and said my son is so weak and thin and you are eating chicken. Huzoor Ghaus-ul-Azam placed his blessed hand over the bones and said, “In the name of Allah who revives bones form dust, rise!” – The chicken immediately became alive and ran about the table saying, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (SAW) is his messenger and Ghaus-ul-Azam is the friend of Allah and his beloved Prophet (SAW). Ghaus-ul-Azam said to the mother, “When your child reaches this stage, he can do whatever he wishes”. He said “The Walis of Allah are acting on behalf of his Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and are not proclaiming their existence and position until commanded by Allah to serve the whole world”.
Director Minhaj-ul-Quran International London, Allama Muhammad Zeeshan Qadri said that Sayyedina Ghaus-ul-Azam is not only known as the greatest of helpers, but was also a great preacher, a great educationalist, a great moralist and a great master of Islamic Law. He was the glory of the learned and light of Islam, the spokesman of theologians, the interpreter of men of spiritual knowledge, the unique leader of leaders and the reviver of religion. He also mentioned one miracle (Allama Sadiq Qureshi Al-Azhari who always described this miracle) that some people wanted to test the spirituality of Shaykh and put one person on death bed and asked Ghaus-ul-Azam to lead the Janaza. When Shaykh asked them is he dead? The relative confirmed “YES YES” he is dead. When Shaykh finished the Janaza the person was really dead. Shaykh Sayyedi Baqaa (RA) states that he accompanied Huzoor Ghaus-ul-Azam to the tomb of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanmbal (RA). “I saw the grave of Shaykh Imam Ahmed Bin Hambal open and he came out of his grave and embraced Ghaus-ul-Azam and said “Even I am dependent on you in Tariqah”.
Allama Junaid Alam Qadri delivered a short but meaningful speech on the life of Ghaus-ul-Azam (RA) and Sayyedina Tahir Allauddin Qadri Al-Giliani. He said, he spent a lot of time with Sayyedina Tahir Allauddin Qadri and also the witnessed many miracles of Shaykh during his life. He described the karamaat of Ghaus-ul-Azam and said the whole world was on his hand. Allama Shahnawaz, Gen Secretary Minhaj-ul-Quran International London, also stage secretary of the programme, described the Shaan of Ghaus-ul-Azam in very different perspective. The Programme ended with the manqabat of Ghaus-ul-Azam and Dua by Huzoor Pir Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jamaluddin.
May Allah Ta’ala grant us true love for Hazrat Ghaus-ul-Azam and may we always be at the feet and service of Sultan-ul-Awliya Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani. Ameen
Report by: Ghulam Nabi