All About Baba Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari (R)

When a youth asked about friend to Al Mustafa -- the chief character of the book Prophet of Khalil Gibran -- he answered:

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

A descendent of Prophet Muhammad (SM), Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari (R) who was born on 10th February 1938 and departed on 17th August 2011 was indeed a friend who answered for the needs of thousands of his devotees belonging to different caste, creed and religion and admirers whoever comes into his contact.

Lovingly called as Baba Mainuddin by the devotees, he with the height of his spiritual semblance and services to humanity made it clear to everybody that he worked as the inspiration to know truth of life.

Syed Mainuddin Ahmed led a campaign for spread of Islam, peace and interfaith harmony for the past several decades as the incumbent leading light of Maizbhandari Darbar Sharif or spiritual centre based at Fatikchari of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Baba Mainuddin worked as the source of consolation for the spirit in distress and fountain of wisdom for the spirit in thirst of knowledge. Baba who started a worldly career in materialistic world of accounting in a Bank suddenly was drawn to the spiritual realm by his Murshid (Spiritual Guide) to assume the figure of a strong and loving spiritual father for millions of devotees in the last four decades.

The special bayet from his Murshid Syed Abul Basher Maizbhandari empowered Baba Mainuddin with balyeti strength, a divine power that works within a devotee to take him to the highest level of spirituality to immerse in the existence of creator himself.

After four decades the appearance, teachings, philosophy, warmth of relations, touched and propositions of Baba Mainuddin proved that for Miazbhandari Order he was one of the biggest trees of Ilm-e-Marafat (Inner knowledge of truth) that acted as the shade of the Supreme Being.The believers will certainly felt comfort in the shade of Baba Mainuddin and felt attracted to come under the shade.

As Moulana Rumi says:- The love of Allah is like a hill. The lovers are the shadow of the hill. If that shadow remains at distance too, you should be under that shadow.

Although Baba Mainuddin preached the authentic Maizbhandari Order established century back by great saints, Gausul Azam Syed Ahmedullah Maizbhandar (R) and Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Gulamur Rahman Miazbahndari, he had given newer, time befitting and effective dimension to the order with his belayeti power.

In four decades Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Miazbhandari became a globe trotting Sufi who established numerous centres of his order in different countries. Miazbhandari Khankas (Centres of perseverance) are now in Arab Emirate, Thailand, Singapore, USA and different places in Europe to preach Islam as peaceful way of living and seeking union with the creator.

One of newer dimensions that had been given by Baba Mainuddin to make the order more dynamic and time befitting is selecting and grooming up devotees as his Khalifas (Representatives). He bestowed his Khalifas with his belayeti strength to enable the representatives to expand and spread the order across the globe.

The very striking point of Baba Mainuddin teachings are his encouragement to practice spirituality maintaining the worldly life. The loving reformer preached not to be carried away in the name of emotion. He had done miracles in brining the devotees of Miazbhandar back to the path of healthy and controlled mind. Baba Mainuddin had proved successful in infusing love and affection to the people in distress to give them new lease of life.

Baba Mainuddin at home and abroad preached to embrace the essence of divine love and his unique way of preaching Islam to the new people evoked love and affection for the creator as well as all the creation. His life and works in fact depicts his unflinching determination to create love among entire humanity. To him "Islam means peace total peace. It is a religion of love. Love for creator and his creation."

Baba Mainudddin's approach towards religion with love has been well acclaimed in the international arena. The acclamation had been well exposed by the laurels that are being conferred upon him.

Baba Mainuddin who was a regular attending saint in the symposium of International Association of Sufism (IAS) had been given the title of Shykhul Islam in 1997.

Syed Mainuddin Ahmed attended the Millennium World Summit of religion and spiritual leaders 2000 where had called upon the world community to follow the Madina Charter to establish global peace.

Baba Mainuddin widely traveled Europe. On September 17, in 2000 to join ' International workshop on Sufism and religious dialogue" he went to Uzbekistan. During his visit East Europe Taskand Islamic University gave him a grand reception.

All his activities in the international arena did not go unnoticed by the world community this was proved at Ghana in Africa. The national council of Ghana and US based universal Islamic centre gave him designation "Worthy grand ambassador for Islam, universal peace, reconciliation, Spiritual uplift of humanity international award of the decade for the year 2005."

Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Miazbhandari is now a name of a saint who contributed to the human welfare and spiritual uplift is globally endorsed and acclaimed.

Present Prime Minister of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina decorated Baba Mainuddin with “Sufi Padak” in 2004 as recognition of Baba’s relentless the cause of humanity and peace in the garb of Islam.

Numerous Organizations both National & International awarded Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Miazbhandari for his ant standing contribution to the strengthening of Sufi movement worldwide.

Baba Mainuddin is now a symbol of heavenly love. His heavenly presence and guidance are still giving uncounted people the direction towards enlightened path. His work is the inspiration for the people who love to see the light of the truth in the life and hereafter.

Baba Moinuddin had blessed his elder son Shah Sufi Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhanari to work to carry the flag of his order further while his daughters Shahjadi Syeda Saima Ahmed Maizbhandari and Syeda Shaheda Ahmed Maizbhandari are supporting this divine work to be accomplished.

Verses of the Quran
"Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching."

- Sura Al Nahl 16:125

"And those who have been slain in the way of Allah,never think of them as dead; as they are alive with their lord,get their subsistence."

– Sura A'le Imran 3:169

"Show us the straight way,the way of those on whom you have bestowed your grace."

– Sura Al- Faatihah 1:5-6

"Undoubtedly he attained to his goal,who purifies it (soul) and he failed who covered it in sin or corrupts it."

– Sura Shams 91:09-10

"And say you, Work on, now Allah will behold your work and so his apostles and the believers."

– Sura At-Taubah 09:105

"But Allah was not going send them a penalty whilst you were among them."

-Sura Al-Anfal 08:33

"And he whom Allah leaves to stray,-for him you wil find no guidance or protection to lead him to the right way."

– Sura Al-Kahf 15:17

"Verily , the mercy of Allah is with the friends of Allah."

– Sura Al-Araf 08:56

Sayings of the Holy Prophet
"Allah said,'Whoever comes against one of My saints, I will declare war against him.'"
"Allah's saints are under his domes. No one knows them except Him."

– Hadith-E-Qudsi

Holy Speeches
"Hunger is a rain cloud.If a servant is hungry, Allah will shower his heart with wisdom."

– Hazrat Bayazid Bistami (R)

Holy Speeches
"Hazrat Muhammad put on his two caps of Belayet one on my head & another cap on my elder brother Gausul Azam Hazrat Syed Abdul Kader Jilani(R)." "Select food like the pigeon. Do not eat the forbidden food. Praise Allah along with your children. "Be converted into the soul of angel."

–Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Ahmadullah (R)

Holy Speeches
" A leaf never becomes a leaf of gold, but a leaf can be converted to a leaf of gold by the order of the Wali Allah (Friends of Allah)" "I am folded with the characteristics of Allah generous like nature; so I keep myself Silent."

-Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Gulamur Rahman Bababhandari(R)

Holy Speeches
" Baba Bhandari is crowned with the honourship of Gausul Azam.He has earned a vast treasury.I am the keyman of this treasury.No body will be able to dislock it without Me." "Oh Moinuddin! As you have taken the responsibility of my desciples,I am free from all tension and anxities." "Love for holy Prophet is the greatest wealth. It is only way of salvation in this world and the hereafter." "Keep yourself away from those worst men who do not pay due respect to our Holy Prophet ."

– Hazrat Syed Abul Bashar(R)

Holy Speeches
"If Eid-E-Miladunnabi is observed under the leadership of Government, all kinds of crisis will disapper from the state." " Make your heart fresh with the remembrance of Allah." " Salvation of this world and the hereafter depends our sending durud and salutation on our holy Prophet with due respect and honour." "The first recognized is Dhat (Essence) and the second recognized are sifat (activities & qualities). You first perceive the dhat (Essence) of Zayd and then his sifat (activities & qualities) like his knowledge, intelligence, etc." " Within you there are certain items: (1) Body (2) mind (3) Ruh (soul) (4) Sirr (secret) (5) Nur (light) (6) Reality (the Absolute Dhat)."

– Hazrat Baba Mainuddin Al Hasani(M.J.A.)