GIARHWIH SHARIF May 1, 2006 13:04:59 GMT
Post by Ashiq e Rasool on May 1, 2006 13:04:59 GMT
The anniversary of returning of Gaus-al-Azam (Radi Allahu anhu) unto Him is observed on 11th of Rabi-al-Thani each year and is called Giarhwih Sharif.
The celebration of Giarhwih Sharif has been observed by Great Awliya and Ulema for many hundreds of years. Giarhwih Sharif is specifically an Essale -e Sawaab for Ghos-al- Azam (Radi Allahu anhu). It is also celebrated on the 11th of every islamic month in many mosques and homes. This auspicious function takes place both nationally and internationally endowing great spiritual benefits and barakaat.
The devotees of the Great Saint hold public meetings, where Ullema pay tributes and shed light on the life and work of the Great Ghous (Radi Allahu anhu).
The Mahafil –e-Quran Khawani (gatherings for the recitation of the Glorious Quran) are held, general feasts are hosted. And friends and relations, near and dear ones, rich and poor are offered food specially cooked for the occasion. All such majalis (public meetings) mahafils, (gatherings) and feasts are observed throughout the month of Rabi-al-Thani.
Gharhwih Sharif is a manifestation of love, regard and respect to wards Mahboob-e- Subhani (Beloved of Allah) Kings of Pir’s Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radi Allahu anhu).
It has also been a routine of all saints and scholars to observe Giarwih Sharif, regularly and with full sanctity. It is in fact a great blessing from Almighty Allah on Aulia Mohiyuddin Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radi Allahu anhu) that countless people acknowledge the selfless, and dedicated services rendered by him for the well being of mankind. It is the loving kindness of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) that He showers His mercy on the persons paying tribute to His Beloved, Mehboob-e Subhani (Radi Allahu anhu).
It is the endless generosity of Almighty Allah that he grants their Prayers.
Since the feeding of the poor had become a great routine of the life of Ghous –al- Azam (Radi Allahu anhu), laid down of feeding the poor, by the Great Saint, is revived by his devotees, faithful and descendents who follow the tradition with full dignity and sanctity. in memory of Mehboob –e-Subhani, Ghous-ul-Azam Dastigir, Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radi Allahu anhu).
Giarwih Sharif is specifically an Essale –Sawab for Sayidina Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. (Radi Allahu anhu) .
The Hadith and the verses of the Glorious Quran as well as many other, suggest Dua, and Essale Sawaab for those Muslims who came before us is a highly commendable act. This action of making Dua is also an essence of the Giarhwih Sharif. Although the event pertains the great saint all Muslims are remembered in the Dua’s for Essale sawaab.
During the Giarwih Sharif, the sultan and the pious elders congregate at the Mazaar Sharif (blessed tomb) of Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radi Allahu anhu) in Baghdad Sharif. They recite the Khatam sharif from ASR Salaat till Maghrib Salaat and also recite the praises of the Great Saint. After the Maghrib Salaat, the spiritual Head sits in the middle of the congregation and leads the Zikhr. On this occasion many people experience a sense of Wajd (spiritual ecstasy). This is followed by distribution of sweets prepared for the function.
Ghous -Al -Azam (Radi Allahu anhu) was a man of great courage and determination. He was obeying directions from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) and Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) and had Aap (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) Blessings with him.