All praise to Allah (swt) who is upholding the sky without any pillars…endless salutations on his beloved Prophet Salal lahu alyhe waslam. By the mercy of Allah (SWT) I was able to go and perform hajj this year. Eight months before going to hajj I became ill and started to suffer from fits, upon having fits I decided to meet with my Murshid…by meeting my Murshid and using their taweez Allah (swt) gave me health again. My Murshid Hazrat Alhaj Shaykh Banaras Owaisi said to me that my wish will become true that I had in my heart which was to go and perform Hajj. They said this to me 7/8 months before I had even gone to Saudi for Hajj! Shaykh Banaras Owaisi also said that we will meet there as well, I thought that they meant they are planning to go this year too. But I found out later before leaving for hajj that they are not going. I asked Shaykh Banaras Owaisi that you are not going yet you said that we shall meet at hajj? To this Shaykh Banaras Owaisi replied that l shall meet you there spiritually and you will see me there in various places throughout your journey. I found this very strange and it was a totally new concept to me because they were not travelling physically to Saudi Arabia on a plane like a normal person would! But Mashallah these are the friends of Allah (SWT) so anything is possible.
First encounter: I saw Shaykh Banaras Owaisi when doing tawaf of the Holy Kabbah; I saw Shaykh Banaras Owaisi when I was on my 7th circuit of tawaf of the Holy Kabbah. I looked towards the right hand side by the Hajr-e-aswad corner of the Kabbah and I see a person dressed all in white and he had his hands raised and was doing Dua, as I got closer to my shock I realised that it was my Pir Saab. As I was trying to get closer to them through the crowd of people I looked back up at the place they were standing to find that they had gone. Subhanallah! The Love for my Murshid grew in my heart. This encounter with my murshid stayed in my heart and mind for the next few days that I was at Makkah, and I began to ponder over what they had said to me before I left; “you will see me at hajj” and Mashallah i did!
It was the third day since I had arrived in Saudi Arabia and now it was time to go and see the city of the Beloved: Madinah the beautiful and most peaceful place on the planet where our great master Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Salal laahu alayhe wasalam is resting. Upon arriving in Madinah the peace began to prevail in my heart, mind and soul and I felt at ease. We arrived at the hotel and it was time for the Maghrib prayer and the group leader and the rest of the group went to Grand Masjid Nabwi (the Prophets mosque, also where the Prophet is resting) to pray. I did not go as I wanted to put on new clothes and have a shower before I went to the Masjid. After praying I rested a little while then put on brand new clothes and attar and got myself mentally prepared as this is a big thing because I was going to see the Prophet Salal laahu alayhe wasalam. However when I left the hotel to walk towards the Grand Masjid I saw a person wearing pure white clothes, white jubbah, white turban and white sheet rapped around, instantly I saw that person look back at me whilst he was walking to my absolute shock and astonishment it was my Murshid!!!!
Meeting With Holy Men
What I’m about to tell you now is truly amazing. I was by the rowdah of the Holy Prophet Salal laahu alayhe wasalam I gave my salaam and walked outside to the courtyard area where the Green dome is. Here I saw a couple (7-8) of old men all dressed in white and had pure white beards, and they were sitting against the wall of masjid Nabwi. I felt attracted to these men and I went and sat by them, after sitting by them for a little while one of the men asked where I was from I told him that I was from England. The time that I spent with I feel at extreme ease and comfort and by looking at these people I could tell that they were special.
Background info “The old men”: they 5 of them are originally from Afghanistan and where part of the mujahedeen, 1 of them is from Turkey and the other 2 are from Persia. One of them from Persia is around 108 years old; the other 7 are around 70/80 years of age. They have gained asylum in Madinah and have been there for at least 25-30 years. They eat and sleep in masjid nabwi. A lot of people go to them and get dua done. And no they don’t charge money. They are Ahle Madinah (the people of Madinah) they sit by the rowdah of the prophet (SAW) 365 days a year, the Saudi security allow them to sit there. Many people who I know, who have been to Madinah have seen these people.
However later on the shaytan put suspicions in my heart so I phoned Shaykh Banaras Owaisi and told them about my meeting with the Old men. To my surprise Shaykh Banaras Owaisi told me that these are Wali Allah, they also told me that the one which was sitting next to me was the biggest Wali out of the group of the old men; Shaykh Banaras Owaisi then told me to meet them again and mention his name to them and give his salaam and request dua from the same old man that was sitting next to me. When I went the next time the old men were sitting in their usual spot, so I decided to go and meet them there and give salaam from Shaykh Banaras Owaisi to them, when I sat by them I showed them a picture of Shaykh Banaras Owaisi which I had on my mobile phone, instantly by looking at that picture they said that this is a Aulia Allah at that point I presented them with salaam from Shaykh Banaras Owaisi, these people got so happy that Hazrat Alhaj Pir Banaras Owaisi sent salaam for them from England. They then also sent salaam to Shaykh Banaras Owaisi. Alhamdulillah look, this is a sign of a true Wali Allah, How did Shaykh Banaras Owaisi know that these men are also Close to Allah? How did those men recognise Shaykh Banaras Owaisi as a Wali Allah? How did Shaykh Banaras Owaisi describe the physical appearance of these men when they were over 3000 miles away? If you step back and think how was all this possible, then forget not that these are the Friends of Allah, people get a big head if they know someone who has a status in this temporary world for example like a prime minister or famous actor, however how about the Person who has Allah the almighty, the all seeing and hearing as a friend? Subhanallah this is just a glimpse of the ability which Allah has bestowed on my murshid. Furthermore the men also sent dates and dry bread for Shaykh Banaras Owaisi which I gave to them upon returning to England.
Vision of The Beloved Prophet (Salal lahu alyhe waslam)
I was by the rowdah of the prophet (Salal lahu alyhe waslam) and it was my last night in Madinah Sharif, I phoned Shaykh Banaras Owaisi after praying Isha Salah. I told Shaykh Banaras Owaisi that this was my last night in Madinah Sharif and I said to them that I wish to do the ziyarah of the prophet (Salal lahu alyhe waslam), to be honest I thought that this was a big ask because I am a sinful person and why would the prophet (Salal lahu alyhe waslam) want to see me!
Subhanallah after telling Shaykh Banaras Owaisi this they told me to recite Darood Sharif abundantly that night and they said before leaving the green dome area give my salaam to the Prophet (Salal lahu alyhe waslam) and then immediately close your eyes and then phone me and tell me what you see. I found this quite strange, because I wanted the ziyarah of the Prophet (Salal lahu alyhe waslam) and what has giving Shaykh Banaras Owaisi’s salaam got to do with me achieving the ziyarah?
After my conversation with Shaykh Banaras Owaisi I went back to my hotel and had a ghusl and wore brand new clothes and then returned to the area in which I was before. I cannot remember as to how long exactly I stayed by the Green dome, it was definitely over 2 hours and all this time I was reciting Darood Sharif and I got no vision of the prophet(Salal lahu alyhe waslam). Then I remembered what Shaykh Banaras Owaisi told me and then came the time to see the beloved. Subhanallah, ALLAH HUMA SALEH ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALIHE WA ASHAABIHE WA SALAM. I gave the salaam of my murshid to the Prophet (Salal lahu alyhe waslam) and then I immediately closed my eyes and I was overwhelmed by a green Colour and a beautiful indescribable sweet breeze, through the green colour at a distance I saw a man standing who had on White coloured clothes and had a black beautiful beard. I got literally one glimpse of that Prophet who is sent as a mercy for the worlds and is the coolness of our eyes and heart, Our beloved master Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Salal lahu alyhe waslam).
To this day when I close my eyes and think back to that night I can still see that beautiful vision that I had, I was not worthy of that I know, because with these same eye’s one may commit sins and to see such an amazing awesome vision like that was truly a blessing from Allah (SWT), and through my Murshid Kareem divine attention upon me I was able to achieve this. Subhanallah I feel so blessed to have such a capable spiritual guide who has by the will of Allah (SWT) taken me from strength to strength. Ya Allah Bless Hazrat Qibla Pir Banaras Owaisi.
Other times when I saw my murshid whilst at Hajj
Arafat; when I was doing my final dua I was standing at a high place. Whilst I was doing dua I seen Shaykh Banaras Owaisi dressed in ihram and was doing dua ….i called out to them but as I could get near to them I seen them walk off. Then I kept looking towards the direction in which they had walked, but because there are hundreds and thousands of people there who were also dressed in ihram I could tell which of them was Shaykh Banaras Owaisi. Subhanallah I kept thinking why can’t meet them, as I was just thinking this Shaykh Banaras Owaisi phoned me and said that they saw me at Arafat and they said that they saw me doing dua near the mountain and that there was a road near me also. I was so shocked when they said this to me because I could not simply believe what was happening.
Mina; I was walking out of my tent in mina around 9/10pm at night, when I saw my murshid walking up on the mountain near me, however I did not see their face on this occasion, but only saw them from the behind walking up.
Muzdalifah: again when I spent the night in muzdalifah I saw Shaykh Banaras Owaisi walking on the road with an ihram on towards mina.
A doubtful person may say that maybe I was seeing things or maybe that I was thinking about my murshid that is the reason why I kept seeing them throughout my journey. To this I question: how did my murshid know that they had seen me? How could they tell what I was doing when they were thousands of miles away from me? How did they know that I was standing near the mountain and that there was a road near and I was doing dua? Oh dear reader! This is the station of waliyah, whomsoever ALLAH bestows this upon becomes very special indeed, time, space, length and width do not become a problem for the people who have attained the station of Wilayah like my murshid Kareem. Where there is the blessing of Allah the impossible becomes possible……. Overall, my hajj journey was beautiful Hazrat pir Saab played a vital role in this, and forever I am in debt to them for this.
Other Karamaat (saintly aspects) of Shaykh Banaras Owaisi
I suffered from fits, since last year November I started having fits out of nowhere, they would occur in a routine manner usually 4-6weeks. I spoke to Shaykh Banaras Owaisi about this and they told me not to worry about it as it will get better after a short while. They also said that this was not epilepsy, however I was under investigation with the hospital and after various tests it was established that I did not have epilepsy…it took the doctors months and months to find this out when a friend of Allah told me this in 10 minutes of telling him. Shaykh Banaras Owaisi gave me taweez to drink for about three months and Alhamdulilah I haven’t had a fit for 6 months now mashallah may Allah bless Shaykh Banaras Owaisi. Throughout hajj whenever I would feel as if I was going to have another fit I would phone Shaykh Banaras Owaisi and they would read and blow on the telephone and I would feel much better. Even now whenever I feel slightly ill I phone Shaykh Banaras Owaisi and mashallah as soon as they blow upon me I feel better.
On one occasion I was at the house of Shaykh Banaras Owaisi and I was given some tea to drink, on that particular day I was suffering with a cold. Upon seeing me in this state Shaykh Banaras Owaisi said to me whilst I drinking the tea to pass it to them. Shaykh Banaras Owaisi held the cup of tea in their hand and blew upon it and gave it back to me and said taste it now, to my surprise could taste honey in my tea! Shaykh Banaras Owaisi said to me does that taste better now? Does it taste of honey? I replied yes, before leaving their house mashallah I was relived of the cold and flu sympotoms. On another occasion I telephoned Shaykh Banaras Owaisi and told them I was in pain, they read something and blew it over the phone to me and said inhale the fragrance that is on your hands now, and when I place my hand on my nose I could strongly smell honey.
I pray to Allah to bless Hazrat Qibla Alhaj Shaykh Banaras Owaisi with a long and prosperous life, may Allah swt increase their spiritual rank to the highest, may Allah bless their family and may Allah make all their dua’s accepted for the Sake of our beloved Prophet. May Allah swt give them success with the madrassa that they are building in Pakistan. May Allah swt make the Owaisi Silsila go from strength to strength.
Oh Allah make me a sincere khadim of Shaykh Banaras Owaisi, oh Allah swt preserve them and keep their shadow on my head until I reach in jannah with them. Ameen………..
Jeeveh, Jeeveh murshid Jeeveh!!!
Behold! Verily on the Friends of Allah there will be no fear, nor will they grieve. (They are) those who accept Imaan and adopt Taqwaa. (10:62-63)