Majlis-e-Mohammadi

Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh is strictly convinced of the ‘forever existence’ of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. He says

  • Thus, the person who is the denier of the Hayat-un-Nabi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam (the existence of the Holy Prophet), how can he be the Ummati (follower) of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. Whoever is he, he is a liar, disbeliever and a hypocrite, and the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam says “the liar is not my Ummati (follower)”. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
  • Who does not believe in the existence of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, he is dishonored and disgraced in both the worlds. Only that person thinks the Holy Prophet as deceased whose heart is dead and his asset of faith and belief has been robbed by the devil. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)
  • Listen! if a person thinks that the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is dead and denies his existence, his faith is confiscated. (Ain-ul-Faqr, Chapter five)

Allama Iqbal states about the existence of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam:

  • I am fully convinced that the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is alive and the people of this age can also be benefited by his company as the sacred companions of the Holy Prophet used to be. But in this era, the very expression of such convictions would be unpleasant for several minds, that is why, I remain silent. (A letter to Niaz-ud-Din Khan-“Fitrak-e-Rasool-7”)

 

The teachings of Sultan-ul-Arifeen about Majlis-e-Mohammadi SAW (Mohammadan Assembly)

 

He says that Deedar-e-Elahi (the Vision of Allah) and Hazoori (the eternal presence) in Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, in batin (the esoteric self), are two such extreme stages that no other stage is higher than them in batin (the innerself).

The Majlis-e-Mohammadi (Assembly of the Holy Prophet) Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is still present today, as it used to be in the times of the sacred companions Razi Allah Anhum.

Perhaps, there is no such writing of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, in which, he hasn’t mentioned about “the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam”. In the path to Divine Reality, it is such a station in which the seeker of Allah is honored with the eternal presence of the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam in batin and the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam guides him and helps him to cover the stages of the Marifat-e-Elahiya (the mystic knowledge of Allah) in the inner self.

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says: “presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is achieved through Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Mohammad (the contemplation of the Personal Name of Allah and the Sacred Name of Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam).”

The explanation of this extract is that, for the privileged companions of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, his apparent sacred face was “Ism-e-Allah Zaat”, and his sacred self was “Ism-e-Mohammad”. They did not need anything else to get the Divine guidance. His sacred company was enough for them. But, how do the seeker of Allah of this age get guidance from their Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam? The only way now, to access to the court of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is the Tasawur (contemplation) of Ism-e-Allah Zaat (Personal Name of Allah) and Ism-e-Mohammad (the sacred name of Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam). Provided, it is gained from the person, who is inwardly permitted by the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam to grant it. This fact is known to the seeker, on the very first day of the contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat that he has got Ism-e-Allah Zaat or the Sacred Name of Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam from the court of a Kamil Murshid (the Perfect Spiritual Guide), by the radiant effects of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Ism-e-Mohammad on his inner self which take him inwardly, in the sacred company of his Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam.

    • Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says;
      • All the wishes are fulfilled on having Ziarat (privilege of seeing) of the Sacred Face of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam and Hazoori-e-gharq Fana Fillah (the eternal presence of engrossment in annihilation in Allah) is also received due to this. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)
      • It is necessary to approach the Zikr-e-Ahwal (invocation of spiritual states) to gain the presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam (Mohammadan Assembly). Unless, the being of the seeker of Allah is not perfectly matured by the four invocations, four meditations and four concentrations, he is not eligible for the presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam.
      • The first invocation is “Zikr-e-Zawal” (invocation of decline), at the start of which the entire superior and inferior creatures come towards the Zakir (invoker). Countless seekers adopt this Zikr, but all of them leave it when they reach at its extreme stage, and get regressed. On failure they utter, “heaven forbids hundred times, for such Zikr (invocation) and Fikr (meditation)”. Only that true seeker retains his spiritual state, who is annihilated in the extreme Marifat (Gnosis) and Visal (Union) of Allah.
      • Second level of invocation is “Zikr-e-Kamal” (invocation of perfection), on listening which, the angels come towards the invoker and the armed force of angels, except Karam-n-Katibeen (the twin recording angels), gather around the invoker, who grant him Illhamat (the spiritual inspirations) of good and bad and keep him away from sins.
        When this invocation is complete, the third invocation “Zikr-e-Visal” (the invocation of Union) starts, which takes the invoker to the Assembly of the Prophets and Auliya and when this Zikr is complete, the fourth invocation “Zikr-e-Ahwal” (invocation of spiritual states) begins, with which the reciter, on being benefited by the Tajalliyat-e-Noor-e-Zaat (Self Disclosures of the Light of the Essence) reaches at the stages of Fana (annihilation) and Baqa (immortality). On passing all these stages of invocations, the reciter becomes eligible for the presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)
  • The person, whose inner eye of the soul is enlightened, achieves the presence of the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)
  • Marifat (Gnosis) is one of the secret among the secrets of Allah, which, the Arifs (the knowers of Allah) gain from the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. The condition of his Majlis (Assembly) is that, when he Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam meets the sensual people in the outer world, he converses with them with his physical existence. When he meets the spiritual ones, he talks with them with his spiritual being. When he moves his sacred lips, the learned people are drowned in surprise as, the sensual man thinks that he is addressing him and the spiritual person thinks that he is talking to him, but the reality is that he converses with Allah only, because his sacred self is pure and free of Nafs (lower self) due to which the friend of the Nafs, satan is much worried. As, Hazrat Ba-Yazid said “I have been talking to Allah for thirty years but the sensual people think I am talking to them and the spiritual ones think that I am addressing to them”. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)

Thus, the seeker of Allah can never find the spiritual presence in Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam by the superficial daily practices and recitals, whether he continues performing hard mystic exercises throughout his life, as the guidance on the esoteric path is granted only by the perfect spiritual guide who is Sahib-e-Batin (having command over esoteric self).

  • Get to know, “Ummah” means the true followers, and the follower is one, who takes himself in the Mohammadan Assembly, by following each and every step of the Prophet. I am surprised at the people, who do not know this path of Hazoori (Divine Presence), even never seek it, or try to learn it from the knowers of Allah, due to their sensuality, self pompness, arrogance and lust. How can a person be a true believer, Muslim, mystic, dervish, the scholar of Islamic Law, a follower or even an Ummati, if he is not a favourite in the sacred eye of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam? Get to know that the ‘presence’ in the court of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is the root of righteousness and this righteousness lies in returning to the origin (eternity). The Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam says “the completion and perfection means to return to the origin”. Because, the manifestation of the Divine Reality began from the revelation of the Noor-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam (the Light of the Holy Prophet). So, all the creatures came into being from the Light of the Holy Prophet. Therefore, the ‘origin’ is the Light of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. Hence, to return back to the origin i.e. the Light of the Holy Prophet, is the completion (of the spiritual journey) and perfection (of seeker). This is, what is meant by the presence of the Assembly of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam and this is actually the secret of guidance. The one who neither acknowledges it, nor seeks it, he cannot be an “Ummati” and a follower of the Holy Prophet. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
  • The Holy Prophet said, “whoever saw me undoubtedly, he saw the Haq (Reality). No doubt, satan can never be my resemblance”.
    Get to know, a seeker who ever remains present in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam in his Batin (inward), when he makes a request for some religious or worldly purpose, the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam accepts his request. He Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam and his companions Razi Allah Anhum, pray for his good. If, inspite of that, his request is not accomplished, then what may be the reason? This seeker should know that still, he has not reached at perfection, yet he is progressing and he is in the difficult phase of seeking. Therefore, he is granted with an alternative of his request in the Batin (inward), which delights him. Congratulations to him at this stage of developing nearness. If the seeker is an ignorant or a seeker of the carrion world and demands something worldly in this Holy Mohammadan Assembly, that inefficient one is ousted from here or his higher status is confiscated. When the outer and inner selves of a seeker become one and unified, and if he remains firm at this stage of unification but his darjat (grades, levels) are not increasing, it means, he is drowned in the Oneness. Tauheed-e-Elahi (Oneness of Allah) opens the door of the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam for such possessors of Divine Oneness. (Shams-ul-Arifeen)
  • The people who gain presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, at once arrive at the status of a Wali Allah (friend of Allah, mystic), an Arif Billah (knower of Allah), or a majzoob (lost in Divine meditation). Either, they are exalted to the status of Mehmood (laudables), or they decline to the stage of a murdood (reprobate). The philosophy behind it is that, when one enters this Majlis he should not have any doubt and suspicion about its reality because this Majlis is heavenly in its nature. In this Majlis, Islamic Law, Hadith and Zikr (invocation) are usually discussed. Some of the people from this Majlis become laudables and pious natured and some of them become reprobate because this is a test, through it, the hidden lie in the being of a man is revealed. When a true seeker beholds this Majlis, his being completely transforms into Noor (Divine Light) and then the presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is conferred upon him eternally.
    If a jealous, hypocrite, dead hearted or a liar, who is like the son of devil and similar to a devilish apprehension and who is guideless and without any knowledge of Allah says that in this age, no spiritual guide or Murshid is able enough to give spiritual guidance and, instead of that, book reading is enough (to get knowledge about Allah), he is like a brigand due to his devilish trick, sensual wile and deceit. He keeps others away from Marifat of Allah and righteousness and stops them from the presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. He must not be trusted upon because such a person is dead hearted and wanders about like a dog in search of carrion. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)

Meaning: Seek presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam day and night but remember, only a Mard Murshid (a true spiritual guide) can take you to that most special Noor (Divine Light). Whoever, denies this path, at last becomes an infidel and is disgraced forever. (Majalisa-tul-Nabi Khurd)

  • Nafs-e-Ammarah (the depraved self) and the cursed satan can never enter the sacred Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. This is the way of the invocation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat (the Personal Name of Allah). Through this way, one can have the sight of Azal (pre-existence), Abad (eternity), world, the Doomsday, the place of judgment, Divine presence, nearness to Allah, hell, heaven and heavenly fairies and castles can also be seen.
  • Get to know that the special Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam takes place at nine stations according to the respective status and ranks:
    1. At Maqam-e-Azal i.e. the station of pre-existence
    2. At Maqam-e-Abad i.e. the station of Eternity
    3. In the Haram-e-Madina, at Rauza Pak (the Sacred Shrine of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam)
    4. Internal Khana kaba or Haram-e-Kaba, or in the plain of Arafat, where the prayers of Hajj and the are accepted.
    5. On the Arsh (the Supreme Throne)
    6. At the station of Qab-Qausain (extreme nearness of Allah)
    7. In the Paradise, where, if something is eaten or drunk, hunger or sleep are never felt again.
    8. At Hauz-e-Kausar (heavenly pond of Kausar), wherein, if the holy drink is taken by the sacred hands of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, the whole being becomes pure and sanctified, and the blessings of turk (renunciation), tawakkul (trust), tauheed (unity), tajrid (detachment from everything except Allah within the heart), tafrid (inward isolation) and taufeeq (Divine favour) are received.
    9. At the spiritual and inward station of complete engrossment in the Vision of the Divine Lights. The seeker who annihilates his existence, he approaches at the height of Marifat-e-Faqr (the knowledge of Faqr). (Shams-ul-Arifeen)
  • Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says in his Punjabi couplet:

Ism-e-Allah Zaat (Personal Name of Allah) is hidden in (Bismillah) and it is that heavy Trust which was refused to be carried upon by every creature except the human being. We received this Trust by the waseela (means) of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, for whom, this universe is decorated and adorned. On the Doomsday, Muslims will get salvation only through the shafa’at (intercession) of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. Countless and unlimited Darood-o-Salam (Blessings of Allah) must be sent upon the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam that we are the Ummah of such a prestigious and blessed Prophet who is Rehmat-ul-Alimeen (greatest blessing of Allah on all the universe). May I sacrifice myself for those seekers who find closeness of the Holy Prophet by entering his sacred Assembly.

  • Allama Iqbal states about the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam;

Meaning: You must take yourself to Mohammad Mustafa Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam i.e. Majlis-e-Mohammadi (Assembly of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam) as, he is the complete and perfect Faith. If you do not take yourself to Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam (Majlis-e-Mohammadi), your whole faith is like that of Abu Lehab. (Javaid Nama)

The presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is the most important inward station which cannot be completely explained in words. This is the destination of Haq-ul-Yaqeen (experiencing the Divinity), which is known only, when one actually experiences it. Only he becomes familiar to its reality who reaches here, and who reaches here is blessed with Laqa (meeting) and Deedar (Vision) of Allah. The seeker is conferred upon the Union with Allah, after the presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam.