Maizbhandar draws millions in Golamur Rahman remembrance (Urs Sharif)ceremony

CHITTAGONG, Oct 15, 2017 - The leading Islamic spiritual hub of Maizbhandar Darbar on the outskirts of the port city here today drew millions at the conclusion of a commemoration ceremony for great Sufi saint Syed Golamur Rahman, coinciding with his 155th birth anniversary.

Special prayers, milad mahfils and spiritual musical soirees featured the event when the devotees sought eternal blessings for the distressed humanity at different parts of the world, particularly to end the plight of Rohingyas as they fled their home to evade atrocities.

Incumbent leader of the Darbar Syed Saifuddin Ahmed said the lack of humanity in human mind and deviation from the golden principle of liberalism and pluralism among a section of influential people in different regions exposed the humanity at stake.

He said Rohingyas in neighbouring Myanmar appeared to be the worst victims of atrocities.

Ahmed said great Islamic saint Syed Golamur Rahman and his grand successor, another great Muslim saint of the recent past, Syed Moinuddin Ahmed, spearheaded their mission of instilling into people's heart the sense of love for human.

"Baba Golamur Rahman is that great spiritual figure who is regarded to have given the Maizbhandari sufi order a complete shape . . . he taught us the lesson of love for the human being as the means to gain the closeness of Allah," Ahmed told the concluding prayers of ceremony.

He said the absolute allegiance to Allah and his Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with selfless love and devotion and empathy for the human beings cutting across their nationality, religion, caste and creed as suggested by sufi saints like Syed Golamur Rahman over the centuries only could draw an end to the unrest in one's mind and bring back social harmony.

Ahmed said the perpetrators of violence were spreading hatred on different pleas but the humanity must not be defeated.

The three-day congregation was featured by Milad mahfils, zikrs, spiritual musical soirees and the concluding prayer.

A descendent of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Syed Ahmedullah established the Maizbhandar sufi order as a spiritual hub in early 19th century, with a pursuit of extracting Islam's essence of fraternity and love and establish it in the cultural arena.

The order or Tariqa took a new look in terms of rituals and spiritual pursuit during the time of Syed Ahmedullah's nephew, Syed Golamur Rahman, also known as Baba Bhandari in the last century.

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.)