غوث اعظم امام التّقٰی والنّقٰی
جلوہء شان قدرت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Ghause Azam Imaamut Tuqa wan Nuqa
Jalwa-e-Shaane Qudrat pe laakhon Salaam
Ghause Azam, the leader of the pious
Millions of peace be upon the radiance of Allah’s Power
قطب و ابدال و ارشاد و رشدالرشاد
محی دین و ملت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Qutb-o-Abdaalo Irshaado Rushdur Rishaad
Muhi ye Deeno Millat pe laakhon Salaam
He is Qutb, Abdaal, Irshaad and a guide for those who guide
Millions of peace be upon the reviver of Islam and Ummah
مرد خیل طریقت پہ بے حد درود
فرد اہل حقیقت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Marde Khaile Tareeqat pe be had Durood
Farde Ahle Haqeeqat pe laakhon Salaam
Countless blessings upon the custodian of spiritual world
Millions of peace be upon the man of Haqeeqah (The most supreme station in spirituality after Shariah, Tareeqah and Ma’rifah)
جس کی منبر بنی گردن اولیاء
اس قدم کی کرامت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Jis ki mimbar bani gardane Awliya
Us Qadam ki Karaamat pe laakhon Salaam
Millions of peace be upon the miraculous feet
Whose pulpit happens to be the neck of Awliya
Imaamut Tuqa wan Nuqa (Leader of the pious):
His entire life was adorned with piety and Taqwa. He adhered to Shariah from his childhood days and continued to do so till his last breath. Although a child is not obligated to follow Shariah but because Shaykh was a born Wali hence, during the month of Ramadan, he never drank his mother’s milk during the day, as it is evident in her own words as follows:
Abdul Qadir, my son, never used to drink milk during the day in the month of Ramadan. Once, the moon of Ramadan could not be sighted, and when some people inquired me, I said to them that my son did not drink the milk today which was later discovered that it was in fact the first day of Ramadan and it became famous from the very day and people came to know about the child born in the house of Ahle Bayt who does not drink milk in Ramadan.
(Qalaaid al Jawaahir)
His steadfastness on Shariah:
Taqwa is acquired through following the Shariah and not through miracles. When we take a glance at the life of Huzoor Ghause Paak from this perspective, we find him to be a mighty mountain of steadfastness.
Hazrat Abu Nasr Moosa – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that once Huzoor Ghaus Paal – may Allah be pleased with him – reached a place while on a journey where there was no sign of water and he spent days without water. When his thirst became unbearable Allah Almighty sent a cloud, it drizzled a little and his thirst was quenched to some extent. Soon after this occurrence a light appeared which illuminated the entire horizon and there appeared a very strange shape and then a voice addressed him:
O Abdul Qadir, I am your lord, and I have allowed all those things for you which I have made unlawful for others, so take whatever you desire and do as you please.
Huzoor Ghaus Paak – may Allah be pleased with him – read A’oodhu Billaahi Minash Shaitaanir Rajeem (I seek refuge in Allah from devil the cursed) and replied, “You are shaitaan.”
The light quickly turned into darkness and the voice came:
You have been saved through your intense knowledge of Shariah and through your high ranks, otherwise I have already misguided 70 people of spirituality through this trap.
Huzoor replied, “O cursed, you are still trying to manipulate me even harder than before! I have not been saved through my knowledge but it is only due to the Mercy and Blessing of Allah upon me.”
(Akhbar al Akhyaar p. 12)
When he was born the Muslims at the time were in trials and tribulations. A lot had changed for worse and like our time, spirituality was on commercialized. He acquired knowledge with such sincerity and wholeheartedly that while treading the path he escalated onto the station of Qutub (a very high ranking Wali). He says the following in his Qasidah:
دَرَسْتُ الْعِلْمَ حَتّٰی صِرْتُ قُطْبًا
وَنِلْتُ السَّعْدَ مِنْ مَوْلَی الْمَوَالِیْ
I pursued knowledge until I became a Qutub
And by the grace of Allah I achieved the station of felicity
Shaykh Abdul Wahab Sha’rani and Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlawi – may Allah be pleased with them – said that he had complete command over 13 branches of knowledge.
(Al-Tabaqaat al-Kubra Vol. 1, p. 127)
He was famous by the title of Muhiyyuddin (The Reviver of Islam). After having acquired knowledge he served Islam and strengthened it and became famous by this title. When someone asked the reason for this title and he replied that when he traveled barefooted to Baghdad in 511 AH he met a feeble and sick man on his way. He called me by my name and greeted me. When I got closer he asked me to give him support and as I supported him he quickly began to recover and became healthy and the signs of youthful vigor were manifest on him. I got scared looking at him and then he said, “Have you not recognized me?” When I acknowledged my ignorance about him, he said to me, “I’m the religion and I was about breathing my last. Allah Almighty has revived me through you.”
Later on, when I reached the mosque people began to call me “Muhiyyuddin”. I did not have this name prior to this incident.
The necks Awliya as his pulpit:
His station is so lofty in the spiritual domain that he announced in Baghdad while delivering his speech and said:
قَدَمِیْ ھٰذِہٖ عَلٰی رَقَبَۃِ کُلِّ وَلِیِّ اللّٰہِ
This foot of mine is on necks of every Wali.
When the Awliya heard his announcement, they obliged but Khwaja Mueenuddin Chishti Ajmeri – may Allah be pleased with them – placed his head on the ground and said, “Your foot is not only on my neck but also on my head.”
(Shamaaime Imdaadiyah p. 43)