SHEIKHDOM IN THE KASNAZANI TARIQA
| To be Sheikh (Inheritor of Muhammad(is something decided by the will of Allah and Prophet (Muhammad)(P) . It is spiritually limited to the offspring of Prophet (Muhammad) (P) , the Sheikhs of the Alia Alqadriyah Alkasnazania (To them shall we join their families nor shall we deprive them (of the fruit)of their ought to their work)1|
(الحقنا بهم ذريتهم وما التناهم من عملهم من شيء)
Then , whoever chosen for this holy task will be always under the providence of Allah and Prophet (Muhammad) (P) in order to help him achieve his noble objectives (Before this we wrote in the Psalms , after the Message (Given to Moses) , My servants , the righteous , shall inherit the earth)2.
(ولقد كتبنا في الزبور من بعد الذكر ان الارض يرثها عبادي الصالحين)
and also to serve people and guide them to the right path of righteousness (He granted wisdom to whom He pleased ; and he to whom wisdom is granted receive indeed a benefit overflowing)3
(يؤتي الحكمة من يشاء ومن يؤت الحكمة فقد اوتي خيرا كثيرا)
To be Sheikh , then , is not a matter of chance , but it comes as a result to such surrender to the genuine principle and relatedness to Prophet (Muhammad)(P) .
The secret of Attariqa is not subject to any roundabout way , but it is totally related to the will of Allah and the care of his Propjet (Muhammad)(P) (And God only wishes to remove all abomination from you , ye member of the family , and to make you pure and spotless)4
(انما يريد الله ان يذهب عنكم الرجس اهل البيت ويطهركم تطهيرا)
During the battle of (Khaibbar) Prophet (Muhammad)(P) called Ali Bin Abi Talib (May Allah be pleased with him) and handed to him the banner of the battle (But God do the encompass them from behind ! say this is a glorious Qura’n (inscribed) in a tablet reserved)5
(والله من ورائهم محيط بل هو قران مجيد في لوح محفزظ)
To emphasize the authenticity of Sheikdom , we mention below some facts that confirm this matter :
First Evidence :
1-In the will of Sheikh Ismael Al-Wiliany we read these lines : It one case , and forever , the holy link will not be cut among my sons and grandsons .
2-All the Mureeds remain conscious of Attariqa .
Second Evidence :
Sheikdom remains within the followers of Attariqa Al-Kasnazania . This is clear in the bond contracted between Sheikh , Abdoul Karim Shah Al-:kasnazan and the Al-Mighty .
I made a bond with the Al-Mighty to make Sheikdom exclusively limited to the followers of Attariqa and its true holders , never given to others , even if no one remains from the Kasnazani family except an old blind woman who should be the Sheikh by the help of the Al0-Mighty .
Third Evidence :
Sheikdom is authorized by Prophet (Muhammad) (P) and it remains within the Kasnazani family as it pointed out hereunder :
(Sheikh Faraj) Alseid Ali was alone , in time of Sultan Hussein , when he saw Sheikh Abdoul Karim , so dignified on his horse surrounded by his men prepared for hunting so surprised , Sheikh Faraj said : Is this the successor of Sheikh Sultan . Then , Sheikh Faraj was called by Sheikh Sultan to order him to stop such thoughts telling him that Sheikh Abdul Karim was not made Sheikh by Sultan but rather by Prophet (Muhammad)(P) , then Sheikh Faraj returned back self-assured .
Forth Evidence :
While sleeping , I saw and met Prophet (Muhammad)(P) (Just before the death of my father , Sheikh Abdul Karim I saw , in dream Prophet (Muhammad)(P) who was relying on the grave of Sheikh Sultan upon seeing him , I hurried towards him (P) kneeling in front of him extending my hand to his for Shaking , during which I was over whelmed by spiritual ecstasy ; then I realized that the Sheikh is dying and I’ll be his successor .
THE SHEIKH AND THE PROPERTY
Some people believe that the properties of the Sheikh are but signs of luxuries believing that such properties do not suit the position of the Sheikh , but in fact the Sheikh , due to his social and spiritual position , is always ; visited by people for different purpose , in addition to the requirements of maintaining the (Takiya) which is a place for Remembrance of Allah .
The Sheikh has no personal goal , and if he seeks help , it is for public and religious benefit : (Help you one another in righteousness and piety , But help you not one another in sin and rancor ) 6.
(وتعاونوا على البر والتقوى ولا تعاونوا على الاثم والعدوان)
This can be done by using money and properties so consolidate and spread the Islamic teachings and to provide place and food for those coming from and different places. For this purpose , the properties of the Sheikh is used for public issue , for all Moslems .
Sufis (mystics) known to be hard-workers , who practice different manual works for living like , the weaver , the paper-collector , money changer ….etc .
Others were poor who averted from life (And in their wealth and possessions (was remembered) the right of the (needy) , him who asked , and him who (for some reason) was prevented (from asking)7.
(وفي اموالهم حق للسائل والمحروم)
The difference between the Sufis and others is that they (the Sufis) never surrendered to life or any other worldly temptation , but they are led by the will of Allah to Whom they give up all of their powers :( In order that you may not despair over matters that pass you by , Nor exult over favours bestowed upon you )8.9.
(لكيلا تأسوا على ما فاتكم ولا تفرحوا بما اتاكم)
Such matters can be verified by the following :
1- While Sheikh Abdul Kadir Al-Ghailany was sitting giving advice to his followers ; one of them (the followers) thought : How could the horse chain of the Sheikh be made of gold) . after be finished his speech ) a poor comes to the Sheikh seeking help . the Sheikh ordered his servant to give the poor man , the golden chain , and turned his face to that man saying : for such moments , we posses money and precious things .
2- Ibin Atta’Allah mentioned in the book (Latta’if Al-minan) (A Sheikh in Morocco used to live simply , by hunting and let others participate him in his simple living once he told a man who determined to visit one of the countries in Morocco , to carry his greetings to his brother who is one of the genuine votaries .
When the man arrived there , he asked about the Sheikh’s brother . He then him in a very luxurious dress and place surrounded by slaves and servants . He first but then he said : your brother sends you greetings . The brother replied if you come back tell my brother , why are you so preoccupied with life ? why don’t you stop your whims and needs ? I found this quite amazing . When I came back I told the Sheikh about his brother’s reply : the Sheikh , then , wept severely and said may brother said the truth : hod has removed life from his heart and made it at his hard while He (the Al-Mighty) has taken it from my hand yet I am still keeping an eye on it .
It is worth mentioning , here , to remind (Mureeds) that (Attakiya) the house or remembrance – is a spiritual center and a place for the spread of the genuine principle of Islam to create a society based on justice and equality .
Thus , there should be a financial system for such house to run such affairs , and any increase in the financial outcomes must be sent to the main (Takiya).
2-Al-Anbiya’a , Ayat 105.
3-Al-Baqara , Ayat 269.
4-Al-Ahzab , Ayat 33.
5-Al-Burooj , Ayat 20.21.22.
6-Al-Maisa , Ayat 2.
7-Al-Thariat , Ayat 19.
8-Al-Hadid , Ayat 23.
9-(Al-Munghith Mina Ilthilal)Abdul Halim Mahmmod.
The Book of Attariqa Al-Alia Al-Qadriah Al-Kasnazaniyah -Al-Sheikh Muhammad Al-Kasnazaniy Al-Hussieny.P