30th August MUHARAM DAY

Muharram 2020: Wishes, Messages, Quotes, Images, Facebook post & Whatsapp status

Muharram the first month of the Islamic year is great
Second holiest month after Ramadan month- a treat
Muharam not a festival but a month long fasting
Almost mourning over Immam Hussain’s valiant death.

On Ashura, Muhammad’s grandson, Imman Hussain,
Died fighting in the Battle of Karbala almost fourteen
Centuries ago naturally a sad event mourned by all
Fasting , praying and mourning the day is spent all over.

Day differs among Shias and Sunnis in principle
All pious and devoted Muslims Allah’s disciples
And of course on the sighting of the moon in the month
But a day sacred and holy all observing with faith.

Muharram 2019: History, Story and Significance of Muharram

 

 

May 22nd JUMAT-UL-WIDA

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Greatness of our holy Motherland India that is Bharath
Is vasudeyva kutumbakam! Entire universe is one family!
Naturally the faiths and beliefs of all religions we appreciate!
Islam and its practices and faith universal and hence great!

Great Ramzan month is coming to an end in a few hours
Finally, the sad moment has arrived, The Last Friday of Ramadan!!
Ramadan comes with bundles of blessings and Jumma Tul Widais one.
Last Friday of Ramadan. When Ramadan reaches its end days, it gifts
Blessed Jumma Tul Vida to please Allah by changing our heart
And turning towards Him. And in return, Allah grants acceptance of
Prayers, bestows peace in  existing life, gifts forgiveness for life after death.
May HE shower HIS grace and blessings on this holy day!

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NAGORE SHAHUL HAMEED IS*42

IS*42 Indian Saint 42.

 

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In the Ramzan month just born, this week’s Envius Thoughts Sunday Story carries the life sketch of one of our noble Sufi Saints and I am sure our esteemed viewers from more than two hundred and ten countries in the world will enjoy this post and get some useful  and valuable inputs on an Indian Saint.

My N in my name stands for NAGAPATTINAM-and my family name is also that! NAGAPATTINAM VISWANATHAN SUBBARAMAN is my full name!

My home town is Thanjavur and Nagore is hardly 80 kilometers from my home. Officially also I had to visit Nagapatnam  district of which Nagore is a part. There is a NAGAUR  near Bikaner, Rajasthan where I spent a couple of years. Hence today’s Sunday story is special for me!

Shahul Hamid  is a mystic saint, Islamic preacher in Tamil Nadu and a 13th generation descendant of the renowned Sufi saint, Muhiyudin Abd al-Qadir al-Jalani. His tomb is located in the eastern coast of Bay of Bengal at Nagore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Early life

Shahul Hamid Badusha Kaadiri was born to Syed Hassan Kuthos Baba Kaadiri and Bibi Fathima at Manickpoor, in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. He had his Islamic education at Gwalior under the guidance of Mohammad Ghouse. He left on pilgrimage to Mecca and then moved to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu with his spiritual team. He led a simple and pious life, but believed to have performed lot of miracles giving him the name Nagore Andavar(meaning Sufi of Nagore). He was also called Meera Saheb.

History

Shahul Hamid Badusha Kaadiri cured King Achutappa Nayak(1529–1542 A.D.), a Hindu ruler of Thanjavur of his physical affliction believed to be caused by a sorcery. Shahul Hamid found a pigeon struck with pins in the palace attic to be the cause of the misery. He removed the pins from the pigeon resulting in the king’s health improvement. The ruler was satisfied and in return donated 200 acres of land to the entourage. In remembrance of the event, the practice of setting pigeons free is continued by worshippers. In the last quarter of 18th century, when the conflict between European powers, the nawab, the Maratha kings and Tipu Sultan of Mysore all came in focus of Thanjavur domain, the dargah was in focus for this strategic rivalry.

Architecture of Nagore Durgah

The tallest minaret of the dargah

It is believed that 60 percent of the shrines were built by Hindus Pratap Singh (1739–1763 A.D.), the Hindu Maratha ruler of Thanjavur, built the one of the five and tallest minaret (periya manara) with a height of 131 feet. This minaret is located on the west face just outside the main darwaza. This was erected 195 years after Shahul’s era. As a mark of respect people also venerate the sandals of the saint which are preserved in the shrine. The central part of the dargah is the tomb of the saint, Shahul Hamid, who is a direct descendant of Mohammed, through his grandson Hassan, through Abdel Khader Gilani, Sultanul Awliya, and approached through seven thresholds (four made of silver and three of gold). The saint also known as “Ganj e Sawai” meaning the doorway of one and a quarter. Whosoever asks will be bestowed with plenty “Barakah” as per the custom of giving a little more. Since the saint was celibate he is offered a “Sehra”, and not the customary chadar of flowers as at other dargahs. He was approached by a childless couple who were told they would be blessed with children but the first offspring would he his, meaning would be presented to him to adopt. There is a shrine for Shahul’s adopted son Yusuf and wife Ceytu Sultan (Sayid Sultan) Bibi. The doors of the shrines are open only during early morning and evening. Currently there are approximately 1500 male descendants, who are called Mujawars. There is a hereditary Khalifa, from among the descendants of the saint Yusuf (the adopted son, who is a saint in his own right). He is recognized as the first hereditary khalifa, the first born of the first born. This khalifa performs all the official religious duties. The work of administration and maintenance is the responsibility of a committee who operate under a scheme decreed by the Madras High Court.

There is big tank within the precincts, called “Shifa gunta”, and its waters are held sacred. Anyone bathing therein is cured of many maladies.  In the Nakaiyanthathi, the Tamil devotional poems, there is a mention about the tank as a haven of sweetness and comfort bedecked with the auspicious lotus.

There are other shrines built in his honour in Penang (Malaysia) and Singapore.The Singapore dargah has been built during 1827 and 1830 A.D. and has been declared a national monument. The above shrines along with the Masjid Jame at Chulia in Singapore and the Keramat Data Koya in Penang are influenced by the style of Nagore Durgah.]

Festivals

Kanduri festival is a 14‑day event celebrated for the annual urs(anniversary) of the saint. The urs is celebrated in commemoration of the anniversary of the saint’s death, and pilgrims participate in the rituals and rites. The word kanduri is derived from Persian word for table cloth. The festival is also called Qadir Wali Ke Fande festival. A saffron flag carrying ceremony is also observed when the flag is carried in procession from the devotee’s house after a procession in streets and hoisted on a tree known as Fande ka Fahad. The Islamic rites include the recitation of Quaranic verses and observance of Fatiha ritual. The main attraction of the festival is the presence of Fakhir Jamas(mendicant priests) and the disciples of the saint who witness the festival. On the 9th day of Jamathul Akhir month, at 10 p.m., one of the disciples (called pir) is chosen for the spiritual exercise of offering prayers to the saint. The pir throws lemons at the end of the prayers on the devotees, which is believed to provide miraculous relief to worldly sorrows. The festival is also seen as a sacred exchange between Hindus and Muslims expressing solidarity of mixed faith in the region. In the evening of the ninth day of Akhir month, the chariot containing sandal paste is pulled by the pilgrims and devotees accompanied by banging of instruments across the streets of Nagore. The sandal paste is received by the saint’s descendants and used to anoint the on the Rowla Sharif of the saint by the spiritual successor (Khalifa) of the dargaha.

Worship and Rituals

Dargah is a commonplace of veneration of devotees of various religious faiths. Muslims believe that the saint is one who is close to God, hence they seek assistance either asking God through this holy saint’s closeness that he has to God, or, ask the saint himself based on the powers that God has bestowed upon the saint, due to his closeness and acts of worships he has done in his lifetime. The reason being is that Muslims believe that a soul doesn’t cease to exist after death, but instead it transcends to the next realm. A realm where the soul is more powerful, as it is no more bound to the physical needs and requirement such as hunger, thirst and tiredness. This isn’t an act that ascribes a partner to God (commonly known as Shirk), as the fundamental belief is that all powers are from the one and only, the most powerful God.

Other worship practices that can be found there, but not necessarily affiliated to Islam are offering flags and lighting lamps of ghee at the saint’s tomb. Devotees shave their heads near the tank and offer tin or silver-plated facsimiles of body parts, houses, sailboats matching their material needs.

With this we end this Sunday special story and we shall meet tomorrow as usual. Till then BYE!

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RAMZAN is today 5th JUNE..

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Holy RAMADAN is today bringing to an end month long fasting
What an amount of will power and devotion demanded-thinking
Of Ramzan comes to one’s mind all the religious fervor, feeding
The poor who in prayers wait for the evenings not excluding!

Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan the ninth month of
Islamic calendar,observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of
Fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community commemoration of
First revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, Messenger of Allah..

Fast lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one visual sighting of
Crescent moon to the next.Fasting obligatory for adult Muslims,
Except those ill, travelling, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding,
Diabetic, chronically ill.While fasting from dawn until sunset,
Refrain from food, drink, smoking, sexual relations, and sinful
Behavior which negate the reward of fasting, striving to purify
Themselves and increase good deeds and God-consciousness.predawn
Meal is suhoor, fast is broken at sunset with juice-porridge  with dates.
Social  sunset feasts  is iftar.for those who did not fast.

Spiritual gains for fasting multiplied during the month
Believers devote themselves to prayer, recitation of the Quran
The performance of charitable deeds Our hearty Ramzan greetings
To all our brothers following the great tenets of holy Islam!.

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November 21st -MILAD -UN-NABI


 

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Wonderful world created by the Omnipotent, Omniscient
And Omnipresent paved way for people to live magnificent
In peace and harmony, health and honesty-through religions great
Buddhism,Christianity, Hinduism, Islam , Jainism, Zoroastrianism!

Each has its own values, principles and practices to follow
With its festivals, observances – all leading to humanism!
Today twenty first November a holy day for Islamic friends
A happy and holy day for all in the world- fraternity!

People across the world celebrate Eid Milad-Un-Nabi –
The birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad – the founder
Of Islam, treated as a messenger of God by Muslims.
Streets, mosques, shrines and homes are well lit with colorful lights.

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“HIJRI” NEW YEAR DAY is today-12th September.

 

 

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Medina mosque.

The great Universe -a part in which countries are made out of
Where the humans and animals, trees and plants, oceans and rivers
Created by the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent
To live in harmony and peace, joy and prosperity pleasant!

Religions and their followers devised their own principles,
And practices, tradition and culture to spread happiness!
New Year day is a special day for those who follow their customs
And today it is:Muslims around the world are marking entry
Into an Islamic New Year -the first day (1st Muharram)
Of the year 1440 Hijri. Muharram is the first month for them!

Muslims have entered the year 1440 Hijri.-it began with
The Hijra, or hegira. the Prophet Muhammad’s migration
From Mecca to Medina -with jubilation!
We wish our Islamic brethren a HAPPY NEW YEAR!-

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ALL BECAUSE OF ALLAH !

Blogger visited Nagore Dargha  with his d-in-law on 10th June.

“Nawaitu sauma ghadin anadai fardu syahri
ramadhana hadzihissanati lillahitaala”

I intend to do obligatory fast tomorrow in the month of
Ramadan this year because of Allah

“Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu
wa alayka tawakkaltu wa ala rizq-ika-aftartu”

O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You And
I put my trust in You and I break my fast with Your sustenance

A great month of fasting has come to an end
That was the opportunity given to me to mend
If I had done anything wrong considered as sin
I become by HIS grace good and noble and serve fine!

Of all the world religions, Islam is one that
Trains and makes its followers to be nice and great
To live in peace and amity through its practices.
Today is one such holy day RAMADAN-end of fasting month!

INSHA ALLAH! MASHA ALLAH” -all the Islam’s watchwords
All praise to HIM! May Islam flourish true to HIS teachings.

ramadan prayer க்கான பட முடிவு

Teravih, the special Ramadan prayer that takes place a few hours following an iftar,

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,50,000  views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 95th  view at 10.45 hrs yesterday viz Friday  the Fifteenth (15th) June 2018 , total views of the BLOG  crossed historic ONE LAKH  AND FIFTY THOUSAND (1,50,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1204th day and 1257th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

MUHARRAM on October First

 

Muharram the first month of the Islamic year is great
Second holiest month after Ramadan month- a treat
Muharam not a festival but a month long fasting
Almost mourning over Immam Hussain’s valiant death.

On Ashura, Muhammad’s grandson, Imman Hussain,
Died fighting in the Battle of Karbala almost fourteen
Centuries ago naturally a sad event mourned by all
Fasting , praying and mourning the day is spent all over.

Day differs among Shias and Sunnis in principle
All pious and devoted Muslims Allah’s disciples
And ofcourse on the sighting of the moon in the month
But a day sacred and holy all observing with faith.

 

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,09,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 34th view at 07.00 hours yesterday viz Monday  the 2nd October 2017,- the holy day of Gandhi Jayanthi- total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND NINE THOUSAND (1,09,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 927th day and 994th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

RAMADAN IS TODAY

A holy and sacred day today the end of the month long fast
Iftars hosted, rich and poor, big and small, well read and others toast
A month of fasting brings self restraint; detoxifies both body and mind
Reminds the rich of the sufferings of the poor to feed and help in kind!

Holy month of Ramzan is over with month long prayers and fast
The month of Prayer for deliverance of the self seeking HIS grace
To serve the poor and needy among their kith and kin of all trace
Soliciting Allah’s grace for MERCY, REMISSION FROM SINS,
FREEDOM FROM HELL- morn to night fasting and in prayer-hosting IFTAR
After the Sunset- feeding the poor, pleasing their Almighty-
“ALL PRAISE TO ALLAH!”- I get cleaned in my thoughts, words and deeds  pure
The great month in my Islamic Calendar let the world prosper sure!

Different cultures have different traditions during Ramadan [Amr Abdallah Dalsh/ Reuters]

 

“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” CROSSES 95000 VIEWS

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Ramadan – THE Fasting Month

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“Oh Allah, I intend to fast today in accordance with your laws
And for your benefit. Please accept my fast, forgive my faults,
And bring me closer to you.” starts the fasting each day of the month
“Allahuma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa
‘alayka tawakkaltu wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu.”
Oh Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You and I put
My trust in You and I break my fast with your sustenance.”
Fasting in Ramdan part of Islamic faith- for his existence!

An important pillar of the great faith of Islam followed by all
It is the time when rewards for fasting and worship bountiful tall.
The act of sincere prayer and worship accompany the fast
As long as Islam lasts, Muslims will fast to the last!

A holy and sacred day today the end of the month long fast
Iftars hosted, rich and poor, big and small, well read and others toast
A month of fasting brings self restraint; detoxifies both body and mind
Reminds the rich of the sufferings of the poor to feed and help in kind!