HAZRAT KHWAJA AMINUDDIN BU HUBAIRA BASRI (RADI ALLAHU ANHU)

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HAZRAT KHWAJA AMINUDDIN BU HUBAIRA BASRI
(RADI ALLAHU ANHU)Hazrat Khwaja Aminuddin Bu Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) was a leading Saint of his era.  Whoever stayed in the company of Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) became a perfect durwesh, and many of them were blessed with the station of Wilayat.  Whoever came under his blessed sight became a perfect Wali (Friend of Allah), and it is a known fact that the majority of his mureeds were great Masha’ikh of their time. 

YOUTH & SPIRITUAL STRIVINGS

During his youth, he spent most of his time in the company of the Awliya and Durweshes, being of service to them.  Due to this service, and by being in their company, many of the leading Awliya of that era kept him under their spiritual gaze, by which he became very acquainted with the practices of the spiritual path.

From a very young age, he resorted to practicing very strenuous Mujahedas and Riyazat to earn the pleasure of Allah.  He underwent many difficult tests and hardships to attain his spiritual position.  At the age of 70, he became a Hafiz-ul-Qur’an.  He used to complete the entire recitation of the Qur’an twice during the day, and twice again during the night.  He never slept during the nights, and was always completely absorbed in the Zikr of “La ilaaha il-Allah”.  For thirty years, he fasted daily, breaking his fast only once in every three days.  For 20 years, he fasted continuously without breaking his fast.

LIFE

He associated very less with the wordly people, never visited their homes, and never partook of their meals.  He used to say, “Shame on those durweshes who partake in the meals of the rich and who associate with them.  I am afraid of what their end condition will be.”  He also used to say, “The food of the rich is worse than poison to the durweshes.  For poison, there is still a cure, but eating the food of the wealthy has such an adverse effects on the hearts of the elite servants of Allah, that it blackens it, and finding a cure for this is very difficult.  The blackening of the heart is only cured and re-enlightened by Allah’s mercy.”

Regarding the durweshes, he used to say, “A durwesh is one who lives in this world amongst the people, and yet, not amongst them, and that he should engage himself in the remembrance of Allah.  He should not be pleased at people’s praises, nor should he be saddened at their insults; because in the eyes of durwesh, praise and insult is regarded as equal.”Regarding Imaan, he stated that “the safety of Imaan lies in following the path of the durweshes, and the fear of committing kufr lies in following the path of the wealthy.”

Once, a rich man came to Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) and presented to him one thousand dinars.  Seeing this, Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) uttered a loud shriek and fainted.  On seeing this, the mureeds gathered around him and sprinkled water on his face, which resulted in him regaining consciousness.  When his eyes fell on the dinars, he once again lost consciousness, and this happened three times.  When he regained consciousness after the third time, his entire body was shivering out of fear for Allah, and his face became completely pale.  The people asked him, “O Grand Master, what is the reason for all of this?”  He cried and said, “This weak person is in search of his Beloved (Allah) and things that distance one’s self from the Beloved is presented to me, so at this point in time, it is better to die than to live because the durweshes have adopted the path of poverty and have rejected everything worldly.  By these worldly people bringing such wealth to me, what use is it?  It will only dirty my heart and make me distant from the Creator.”

BAI’AT

For a period of thirty years, he remained in seclusion and engrossed in the remembrance of Allah.  After 30 years, he supplicated to Allah with the following words, “O Allah!  This poor Hubaira is in search of You; Guide me on the right path that will satisfy and bring comfort to my heart.”  A voice then said to him, “O Hubaira, leave your seclusion and go meet my friend, Huzaifa Mir’Ashi.  Become his loyal servant, and learn the path of the durwesh from him, so that via his intercession, you may reach my closeness.”

When he heard this, he immediately left his seclusion and humbled himself in the service of Hazrat Khwaja Sadiduddin Huzaifa Mir’Ashi (Radi Allahu Anhu).  A divine voice then said to him, “O Hubaira!  Because you have joined the service of Huzaifa Mir’Ashi, We have accepted you, and made you a Friend of Ours.”  Hearing this, his heart became very pleased.  Hazrat Khwaja Huzaifa Mir’Ashi, through his spiritual insight, immediately recognized Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) to be a pious person who had strived in Allah’s path by performing strenuous Mujaheda, and that he was sent to him for guidance by Allah.  Hazrat Khwaja Huzaifa Mir’Ashi (Radi Allahu Anhu) showed him a lot of love and affection and said to him, “O Hubaira!  You have strived for 30 years and have become spiritually elevated, but you could not have reached the station of witnessing Allah’s Glory (Musha’ida).  The reason for this is that you undertook this (spiritual strivings) on your own accord, and not under the guidance of a spiritual Master.  One cannot reach this position (Musha’ida) out of one’s own accord, therefore it is necessary to be attached and under the guidance of a spiritual Master.”  These words had an effect on the heart of Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu), and he immediately became the mureed of Hazrat Khwaja Sadiduddin Huzaifa Mir’Ashi (Radi Allahu Anhu).

Hazrat Khwaja Huzaifa Mir’Ashi (Radi Allahu Anhu) taught Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) some prayers (Wazaa’if) by which he reached Allah’s divine proximity within a week!

KHILAFAT

Before Hazrat Khwaja Huzaifa Mir’Ashi (Radi Allahu Anhu) passed away, he declared Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) as his successor.  When he placed the cloak of succession (Khirqa) upon him, he gave Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) the following advice:

“O Hubaira!  You are accepted in the court of Allah.  Due to this, you should remain firm on the path of your Grand Masters.  Allah has removed the love of this world from your heart, therefore, it is compulsory for you not to look towards the pleasures of this world, and adopt the path of poverty (Faqr) that was practiced by Sayyidina Rasoolallah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Hazrat Ali (Radi Allahu Anhu), and the Prophets (Alaihis Salaam).  Faqr is a great wealth bestowed upon those whom He (Allah) loves.  When one adopts this, one’s heart becomes completely pure from having any sort of desires.”

Having accepted this advice from his Murshid, Hazrat Khwaja Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) wore the garb (of khilafat) and began crying and lost consciousness.  When he regained consciousness, the people enquired as to the reason for his crying and losing consciousness.  He said, “When I wore the Khirqa, besides all the souls (Ar’wah) of the Mashaa’ikh, I saw the Soul of the Holy Prophet (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam).  My Murshid presented me in the spiritual presence of the Holy Prophet (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and praised me, after which all the other noble souls made dua for me.  I began crying in the fear of Allah, because the work of the durwesh is the work of all the Prophets and the pious slaves of Allah, and today, I have worn their garb.”

Since he donned the Khirqa, he stopped consuming meat, and never had sugar or salt added to his meals.  After breaking his fasts, he used to spend the entire night crying in the fear of Allah, and used to supplicate saying, “O Allah!  This Hubaira is weak.  If You question me regarding my consumption of food, I would not be able to account for myself, and You asked me to account for the food of Iftaar, I would not be able to account for the food of Iftaar as well.  Have mercy on this poor soul.”  A voice then used to say to him, “O Hubaira!  We have made accountability easy upon you, and We have wrapped you in Our Mercy, and made you happy.  We have give given you a place in Paradise, and We will give you your desire.”  Only after hearing this, he felt some ease.

DEMISE

Hazrat Khwaja Aminuddin Bu Hubaira Basri (Radi Allahu Anhu) lived for approximately between 100 and 120 years.  He passed away on the 7th of Shawwal, and his blessed Mazaar Shareef is in Basra, Iraq.  Before his demise, he bestowed khilafat upon his dear mureed, Hazrat Khwaja Mamshaad Uloowe Dinwari (Radi Allahu Anhu).

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Hazrat Khwaja Ameen-ud-deen Abu Hubaira Basri rahmatullāhi alaihi :
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Jawaani se hi Aap Auliya wa Asfiya ki sohbat aur khidmat karke faiz haasil karte rehte the.

30 saal tak Aap mujaahida aur riyaazat me masroof rahe. Phir ALLĀH ta’ala se dua ki ke ‘Aye ALLĀH! Ye tera ghareeb banda teri qurbat ki talaash me hai. Mujhe sahi raatsa dikha de jis se mere dil ko itminaan aur sukoon mile.’ Ghaib se aawaaz aai ‘Aye Abu Hubaira! Gosha nasheeni chhodo aur mere wali Huzaifa Mar’ashi ki baargaah me jaao. Us ki khidmat karo aur us se taalim wa faiz haasil karo. Us ke waseele se tum meri qurbat haasil kar sakoge.’
Aap Hazrat Sadeed-ud-deen Huzaifa al-Mar’ashi rahmatullāhi alaihi ki baargaah me pahunche. Hazrat ne Aap ko dekhkar badi shafqat wa mohabbat se farmaaya ‘Abu Hubaira! Tum 30 saal tak mujaahida karke aala darje par pahunch gaye ho magar mushaahida tak nahi pahunch paaye. Is ki wajah ye hai ke ab tak tum khud ke mutaabiq ye karte the aur musaahida ke liye murshid ki zaroorat hoti hai. Is liye baghair Peer ke koi mushaahida haasil nahi kar sakta.’
Hazrat ke alfaaz ne Aap ke dil par aṡar kiya aur Aap Hazrat ke mureed ban gaye.
Hazrat ne aap ko chand wazaa’if bataaye jin ka wird karte karte ek hafte me Aap ko ALLĀH ki qurbat haasil ho gai.

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Apne wisaal se pehle Hazrat Huzaifa al-Mar’ashi rahmatullāhi alaihi ne Aap ko Khirqa e khilaafat ata farmaaya aur irshaad farmaaya ‘Abu Hubaira! Rab ki baargaah me tum maqbool ho. Is liye hamesha hamare buzurgo ki raah par qaa’im rehna. ALLĀH ta’ala ne tumhare dil se dunya ki mohabbat nikaal di hai. Is liye ye zaroori hai ke dunyaawi cheezo ki taraf tawajjoh na dena aur Faqr apnaana. Ye Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ki bhi sunnat hai aur Hazrat Ali radiy-Allāhu ta’ala anhu ki aur ambiya e kiraam ki bhi sunnat hai. Faqr ek aisi ne’amat hai jo ALLĀH usi ko ata farmaata hai jise wo chaahta hai. Jo ise apnaata hai us ka qalb khwaahishaat se paak saaf ho jaata hai.’

Aap ne jab Khirqa pehna to aap rone lage aur be-hosh ho gaye. Jab aap ko hosh aaya to logo ne is ki wajah daryaaft ki to aap ne farmaaya ‘Jab maine khirqa pehna to dekha ke Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam tamaam masha’ikh ke saath tashreef farma hain. Mere peer ne mujhe Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ki khidmat me pesh kiya aur meri ta’areef ki. Is ke baad tamaam masha’ikh ne mere liye dua farmai. Main khaufe khuda se rone laga kyun ki durwesh ka kaam Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam aur tamaam buzurgaane deen ka kaam hai aur aaj maine ye khirqa pehna hai.’

Khirqa pehanne ke baad aap ne gosht khaana chhod diya aur khaane me shakar aur namak bhi daalna chhod diya.

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70 saal ki umr me Aap Haafiz e Qur’an hue.

Aap har roz din me 2 martaba aur raat me 2 martaba pura Qur’an majeed tilaawaat farmaate.

30 saal tak Aap Roza rakhte rahe.

Aap puri raat jaagkar ibaadat wa riyaazat karte.

Puri raat khauf e khuda se rote hue arz karte ‘Ya ALLĀH! Abu Hubaira bahot kamzor hai. Agar tu us se khaane ka hisaab lega to main nahi de paaunga aur tu iftaar ke khaane ke baare me puchhega to us ka hisaab bhi main nahi de paaunga.’ Ghaib se aawaaz aati ke ‘Abu Hubaira! Hum ne hisaab ko tumhare liye bilkul aasaan kar diya hai aur tumhe apni rahmat ke saaye me le liya hai aur tumhe jannat me aala maqaam ata farmaaya hai aur jo tum chaaho wo ata farmaenge.’ Aap jab ye sunte to kuchh sukoon mehsoos karte.

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Aap ameero aur dunyadaaro ki sohbat se aur un ke ghar par jaane se aur un ka khaana khaane se hamesha parhez karte.
Aap farmaate ke ‘Durwesho ke liye sharm ki baat hai ke wo ameero aur un se ta’alluq rakhne waalo ka khaana khaaye. Mujhe dar hai ke un ka anjaam kya hoga. Durwesho ke liye ameero ka khaana zeher se bhi badtar hai. Zeher jism ko nuqsaan karta hai aur us ka ilaaj mumkin hai magar ameero ka khaana khaane se ALLĀH waalo ke dil ko nuqsaan hota hai, un ke dil siyaah ho jaate hain aur is ka ilaaj bahot mushkil hai. Siyaah dil ka ilaaj aur use munawwar karna ye ALLĀH ke fazl se hi ho sakta hai.’

Ek martaba ek ameer shakhs 1000 deenaar lekar aaya aur aap ko pesh kiye. Aap ek chikh maarkar behosh ho gaye. Mureedeen ne jama hokar aap ke munh par paani chhidka to aap ko hosh aaya. Jab aap ki nazar un deenaar par padi to aap phir se behosh ho gaye. Aisa 3 martaba hua. Teesri martba jab aap ko hosh aaya to aap ka pura jism kaanp raha tha aur aap ka chehra zard ho gaya tha. Logo ne is ki wajah daryaaft ki to aap ne rote hue farmaaya ke ‘Ye kamzor banda apne mehboob ki talaash me hai aur jo cheez mujhe mere mehboob se door kare wo mere saamne hai. Is waqt zindagi se maut behtar hai kyun ki durwesh Faqr apnaate hain aur dunya ki sab cheezen tark karte hain. Ye dunyadaar log maal lekar aate hain wo mere kis kaam ka? Ye sirf mere dil ko maila karta hai aur khaaliq se mujhe door karta hai.’

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Aqwaal :
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(1) Durwesh wo hai jo dunya me rehta hai magar dunyadaar nahi hota aur hamesha yaad e ilāhi me masroof rehta hai. Wo logo ki ta’areef se khush nahi hota hai aur na hi logo ke bura kehne se ghamzada hota hai. Us ki nazar me ta’areef aur tauheen yak sa hoti hai.

(2) Eimaan ki salaamati Asfiya ki pairwi karne me hai aur Dunyadaaro aur ameero ki pairwi karne me Kufr ka andesha hai.

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Aap Hazrat Khwaja Sadeed-ud-deen Huzaifa Mar’ashi rahmatullāhi alaihi ke mureed aur khalifa hain.
Aap ‘Ad’hami’ silsila ke Shaikh hain.

Aap ke khalifa :
Hazrat Khwaja Mumshaad Uloo Dinawari rahmatullāhi alaihi.

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Aap ka wisaal 7 Shawwaal 279 Hijri (892 A.D.) ko hua.

Aap ka mazaar Basra (Iraq) me hai.

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ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Khwaja Abu Hubaira Basri rahmatullāhi alaihi aur tamaam Auliya Allāh ke waseele se
Sab ko mukammal ishq e Rasool ata farmae aur Sab ke Eimaan ki hifaazat farmae aur Sab ko nek amal karne ki taufiq ata farmae.
Aur Sab ko dunya wa aakhirat me kaamyaabi ata farmae aur Sab ki nek jaa’iz muraado ko puri farmae.
Aameen.