The Golden Sufi Center

Shijra Sharif Poem

The genealogy of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddiyya Sufis is imbibed in the Shijra Sharif compiled in the from of a poem by the great Master Hajrat Maulana Fazl Ahmad Khan Sahab on 20 Aug 1887.
The first 33 stanza were composed by him.

Shijra Sharif

Ya Ilahi apni ajmat aur ata ke waste,
Nure Iman de Sri Guru Bhagwan* ke waste –1

    O Almighty in the name of Your Greatness and You being the Giver,
    I pray You for the firm faith in the name of (my Master my God)*1

Dil mera ho nure wahdat se munnawar va wahid,
Hajrate Abu Bakr zebe atkiya ke waste –2

    Kindly fill my heart with the light of 'Unity',
    For the sake of Hajrat Abu Bakr, who is a treasure of virtue 2

Ya Ilahi nafse kafir se mujhe iblis se,
Le bacha  Salman murshid basafa ke waste –3

    O Almighty save me from falling a pray to my wicked mind,
    For the sake of the holy Master Hajrat Salman Farsi3

Ya Ilahi ishq se apne mujhe kar sar buland,
Hajrate Qasim Imame beriya ke waste –4

    O Almighty kindly fill my heart with Your love,
    For the sake of guileless Hajrat Imam Qasim Bin Muhammad 4

Ya Ilahi ishq ki aatish se ho sina kabab,
Jafar Sadiq imame peshwa ke waste –5

    O Almighty reduce my heart to ashes with the fire of Your love,
    For the sake of Hajrat Jafar Sadiq, who shows us the path 5

Ya Ilahi juj tere bhulu mein sab duniya va deen,
Bayazide peshwa marde Khuda ke waste –6

    O Almighty kindly fulfill my desire to forget everything else except 'You,'
    For the sake of the great spiritual guide Hajrat Bayazid Bistami 6

Ya Ilahi fazl se de daulate fakro fana,
Bul Hassa Khwaja hamare basafa ke waste –7

    O Almighty bless us to be saints and to merge our identity with 'You,'
    For the sake of pious Hajrat Abul  Hassan  Kharqani 7

Ya Ilahi ta abad kayam rahe yah silsila,
Khwaja Abul Qasim nurul huda ke waste –8

    O Almighty kindly continue this Master-disciple relationship unendingly,
    For the sake of the truthful Hajrat Khwaja Abul Qasim Gurgani 8

Ya Ilahi jab mein tera naam loon tab ho hujur,
Abu Ali maqbul dargahe Khuda ke waste -9

    O Almighty accept me in your Presence when I remember 'You,'
    For the sake of your dear devotee Hajrat Shaikh Abu Ali Farmadi Tusi -9

Ya Ilahi kar hijabe tan se mujhko pak saaf,
Khwaja Yusuf qutbe aalam bakhuda ke waste –10

O Almighty remove the sheaths from my physical, subtle and causal bodies,
For the sake of the crown of saints Hajrat Khwaja Yusuf Hamadani 10

Ya Ilahi ijjate duniya va deen ho ata,
Abde Khaliq Ghujdawani bahaya ke waste –11

    O Almighty kindly bestow upon us the dignity in both the worlds,
    For the sake of the most modest Khwaja Abdul Khaliq Ghujdawani 11

Ya Ilahi kar ata imaan ki jiske baad kufr,
Ho na Hajrat Khwaja Arif basafa ke waste –12

    O Almighty give us firm faith so as not to indulge in wrongdoing,
    For the sake of the divine soul Hajrat Khwaja Arif Riwakari 12

Door kar jismi jalalat aur ruhani meri,
Khwajae Mahmood murshid bazia ke waste –13  

    O Almighty remove our bodily ailments and the spiritual shortcomings,
    For the sake of Khwaja Muhammad Anjir Fagnawi, full of divine light 13  

Ya Ilahi door kar duniya va deen ke dard dookh,
Hajrate Khwaja Ajijan Badshah ke waste –14

    O Almighty remove our pains and afflictions in both the worlds,
    For the sake of the Kingly Saint Hajrat Khwaja Ajijan 14

Ya Ilahi Sharah par jab tak jiyun sabit rahoon,
Hajrate Khwaja Muhammad baata ke waste –15

    O Almighty bless us to live in accordance with the dictates of Scriptures,
    For the sake of Muhammad Baba Samasi, blessed with divine gifts 15

Ya Ilahi hifje Imaan waqte murdin kijiye,
Hajrate Mire Kulale parsa ke waste –16

    O Almighty bless me to stand firm on my faith and love for You
    For the sake of the great ascetic Hajrat Amir Kulal 16

Ya Ilahi mujhse aamale shania ko chuda,
Shah Baha'uddin aqmal basafa ke waste –17

    O Almighty make me shun the wrongdoing,
    For the sake of fully accomplished Saint Shah Naqshband Baha'uddin 17

Ya Ilahi  mujhpe hove nure wahdat aashkar,
Shah Alla'uddin murshid rahanuma ke waste –18

    O Almighty bestow upon me the light of firm belief in 'You' alone,
    For the sake of great guide Hajrat Shah Alla'uddin Attar 18

Ya Ilahi de aman min kulli daain aur bala,
Hajrate Yaqub Charkhi purjiya ke waste –19

    O Almighty save me from all ailments and difficulties,
    For the sake of extra ordinarily brilliant Hajrat Yaqub Charkhi 19

Ya Ilahi pul** pe aur mahshar men ho piron ka saath,
Khwajae Ahrar ras rasuul atkiya ke waste –20

    O Almighty Kindly fulfill my desire of accompanying the Great Masters**
    For the sake of the firm believer Shaikh  Ubaydullah Al-Ahrar 20

Ya Ilahi zuhdo taqwa aur muhabbat apni de,
Hajrate Khwaja Muhammad parsa ke waste –21

    O Almighty bless me to be an ascetic full of love for You,
    For the sake of great ascetic Hajrat Khwaja Muhammad Zahid 21

Ya Ilahi saare isyan aur nisyan muaaf kar,
Shah Darvishe Muhammad murtaza ke waste –22

    O Almighty kindly forgive me for all my misdeeds and sins,
    For the sake of beloved of all Maulana Shah Darvish Muhammad 22

Ya Ilahi dost mere hoven hardam shaadman,
Khwaja Amkanaki Muhammad badshah ke waste –23

    O Almighty bless me that all my friends remain always happy,
    For the sake of the great Master Khwaja Amkanaki Muhammad 23

Ya Ilahi tu ho baqi aur sabko jaaun bhool,
Khwaja Abdul Baqi murshid rahnuma ke waste –24

    Let it be 'You' alone remaining for me and no one else,
    For the sake of Hajrat Baqi Billah, the great guide of spirituality 24

Ya Ilahi ya karib kurb kar apna ata,
Gausul aajam Shaikh Ahmad peshwa ke waste –25

    O Almighty Kindly bestow upon me the feeling of Your Nearness,
    For the sake of the great Master and spiritual leader Hajrat Shaikh Ahmad 25

Ya Ilahi hubbe pirane tariqat mujhko de,
Hajrate Masum raasul atkiya ke wastel –26

    O Almighty bless me with the love of the great Masters of this Way,
    For the sake of the great ascetic Hajrat Khwaja Muhammad Masum 26

Ya Ilahi shirko kufro masiyat se door rakh,
Shaikh Saifuddin murshid rahnuma ke waste –27

    O Almighty keep us away from distraction, disbelief, and sins,
    For the sake of the great guide Hajrat Shaikh Saifuddin 27

Ya Ilahi gair ka muhtaj mat kar mere rab,
Sayyede Nure Muhammad muktada ke waste –28

    O Almighty do not make me to depend on anyone else except 'You',
    For the sake of the great Master and guide Sayyed Nur Muhammad 28

Ya Ilahi gaib se roji de e roji rasan,
Shamshe deen Mahboob Mirza ke waste –29

    O Giver of livelihood to everyone, bless me also with the same,
    For the sake of Hajrat Shamsuddin Mahboob Mirza Zanzana 29

Ya Ilahi de mujhe taufiq aamale hasan,
Hajrate Khwaja Naimullah Shah ke waste –30

    O Almighty give me the strength to stick to the right path,
    For the sake of Hajrat Khwaja Naimullah Shah 30

Ya Ilahi apni rahmat se tu de dil ki murad,
Shah Muradulla maqbule Khuda ke waste –31

    O Almighty bestow Your grace to fulfill the real desire of my heart,
    For the sake of Your dear Hajrat Shah Muradulla 31

Ya Ilahi shaad rakh apni muhabbat men mujhe,
Qutbe aalam Bul Hassan nurulhuda ke waste –32

    O Almighty bless me that I always remain happy in Your love,
    For the sake of the crown of saints full of divine light Hajrat Abul Hassan 32

Ya Ilahi raham kar majrooh aasi par sada,
Maulvi Ahmad Ali Khan rahnuma ke waste –33

    O Almighty bestow Your grace on this incapacitated sinner,
    For the sake of the great guide Hajrat Maulvi Ahmad Ali Khan 33

Ya Ilahi shaad ho daren me Abdul Gani,
Fazl Ahmad Khan murshide beriya ke waste –34

    O Almighty bestow all happiness on Maulana Abdul Gani in the heavens,
     For the sake of the spiritual guide Hajrat Shah Fazl Ahmad Khan 34

Ya Ilahi fazl se de mujhko Fazle Ahmadi,
Ram Fazli aur Raghubar baata ke waste –35

    O Almighty grace me with the true love for Hajrat Shah Fazl Ahmad Khan,
    For the sake of Mahatma Ram Chandra and Mahatma Raghubar Dayal 35

Hoon fanafil Shaikh mein bar sadke Raghubar Dayal,
Ya Ilahi Ram Chandra ji rahnuma ke waste –36

    I pray for merger with my Master, in the name of Mahatma Raghubar Dayal,
    For the sake of the great spiritual guide Mahatma Ram Chandra 36

Pir se ulfat ho mujhko hoon fanafil Shaikh mein,
Ya Ilahi Mahatma Radha Mohan Lal ji Sahab ke waste –37

    O Almighty bless me with true love and merger with my Master,
    For the sake of Mahatma Radha Mohan Lal ji Sahab 37

Saare isyan ho muaaf aur qubul ho nek aamal,
Ya Ilahi bujurgane silsila ke waste –38

    O Almighty kindly pardon me for all the sins and accept my good deeds,
    For the sake of all the great Masters of this Honorable Way 38

 

This document was translated by RV Gupta and received on 21 July 2001, the day of annual bhandara of the great Master Mahatma Radha Mohan Lal ji Sahab.

Footnotes:

* Originally Prophet Muhammad, but substituted with 'my Master my God' by Dr. Chandra Gupta.  This symbolically indicates that for the disciple, everything is a manifestation of his Master.

**After death on Serat Ka Pul—which is believed to be the bridge to be crossed by one after death according to the Islamic belief. In Hindu traditions it is believed to be the 'Vaitarani' river.