The Help of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam Radiallahu Anh

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Allah Ta’ala has granted Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) the power and ability to help those who are in need and those who call out to him.

Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) has stated, “Whoever asks for my assistance in any problem or sorrow, his difficulty will be removed. Whoever takes my name and calls out to me in any hardship, his hardship will be alleviated.” {Bahjatul Asraar} A few examples are presented below.

Cured from Epilepsy 

Once a person came to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and declared, “I am a resident of Asbahaan and my wife often suffers from convulsions of epilepsy. The spiritual healers with litanies and Duas have failed to cure her.” Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) said, “This is a Jinn from Sarandeeb (Sri Lanka) and his name is Haanis. Now when your wife experiences an epilepsy attack again, say this into her ears, “O Haanis! Shaikh Abdul Qadir of Baghdad commands you not to come back anymore. But if you do not obey, you will be destroyed.” That person then left and was absent for ten years. When he returned, we enquired from him about his wife, and he confirmed, “I did what Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) commanded me to do and since then my wife has never experienced epilepsy again.” {Bahjatul Asraar}

Finding the Lost Camels

Hazrat Shaykh Abdullah Al Jabaa’i (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) stated, “In Hamdaan I once met a man from Damascus by the name of Zareef. He said, 

“I met with Bashsha Qarzi who was on the way to Nishapur and in his possession he had 14 camels that were loaded with sugar. He said to me, “We had entered and set up camp in such a frightening  jungle that a man was too scared of attending to his  own brother. During the early hours of the night, when we loaded the camels, we discovered that four of the camels that were loaded with sugar were missing. I searched for them but could not locate them. The caravan moved ahead, while I detached myself from them in search of my camels. A camel rider chose to assist me in search of the lost camels, but we were unable to locate them. 

In the morning, I recalled the assurance of my Shaikh, Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) who used to tell me, “Should you call upon me in the event of calamity, you shall certainly be relieved.” On the strength of this recollection I called upon him by expressing, “Oh Shaikh Abdul Qadir! My camels are lost. Oh Shaikh Abdul Qadir! My camels are lost.” Thereafter, I gazed towards the horizon, when the day had dawned. As the horizon brightened, I noticed a person dressed in white clothes, standing on a hill, whilst summoning me towards him by waving his sleeves. As soon as I climbed the hill, the person had disappeared, but I observed that the four camels that were lost were seated at the bottom of the hill with their loads. We retrieved the camels and rejoined the caravan once more.”” {Bahjatul Asraar; Qalaaidul Jawaahir}

The Speed of a Weak Camel 

Abu Hafs Umar brought his weak camel to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and appealed, “I intend to go for Hajj but my camel is very weak and cannot walk. I do not have another camel to ride for Hajj.” Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) struck the camel with his sacred heel and rubbed his blessed hand on its forehead. Thereafter, the condition of this camel transformed and it became healthy to such an extent that it became faster than all the other camels and left them far behind. {Bahjatul Asraar}

Saved From Robbers

The two Shaikhs, Hazrat Abu Amr Uthman and Hazrat Abu Muhammad Abdul Haq (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anhuma) narrate, “We were together in the company of Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh), at his Madressah, on Sunday the 3rd of Safar in the year 555 AH. While we were there, the Shaikh got up and performed the ablution for the ritual prayer, wearing wooden clogs. He performed two cycles of prayer, and as soon as he had pronounced the final salutation and ended the Salaah, he uttered a tremendous shout. He grabbed one of the clogs, and hurled into the air, so far that we lost sight of it. Then he uttered another shout, and threw the other clog, and it also disappeared from our view. Then he sat down, but neither of us dared to ask him what that was all about. 

Twenty-three days later, a caravan arrived from Persia, and the travellers said, “We have brought with us an offering for the Shaikh.” At their request, we asked Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) to receive them, and he permitted them to present their offering. “Accept it from them,” he told us, so they gave us a gown made of silk, some gold and the pair of clogs that the Shaikh had thrown away. We then asked, “Where on earth did you find these clogs?” and they replied, “While we were travelling on Sunday, the 3rd of Şafar, some Arabs launched a raid against us, led by two chieftains. They plundered our goods, and killed several of our people. Then they went down into a valley, where they divided our goods amongst themselves. At that point, we said to one another, “Suppose we were to dedicate some part of our goods, right here and now, as an offering to Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh), if he would rescue us….” We had barely finished speaking these words, remembering him, and dedicating something to him, when we heard two tremendous shouts, echoing throughout the valley. We could see that those Arabs were terrified, and we thought that someone had come to arrest them. Some of them approached us and said, “Come and take your goods and see what has alarmed us!” They led us to their chieftains, and we discovered that both of them were dead. Next to each of their corpses, we noticed one of a pair of clogs, wet with water. Then they returned all our goods to us and told us, “This affair has enormous significance for us!””” {Qalaaidul Jawaahir}

Obedience of the River Tigris

Hazrat ‘Adi bin Musaafir (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) narrates that once the flood waters of the River Tigris rose to such great heights that there was a fear of the entire city of Baghdad being flooded. The people of Baghdad came to Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) appealing to him for help. Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) took his ‘Asa (staff) and proceeded towards the River Tigris. He went to the river bank and lodged his staff at the old edge of the water and commanded the river, “O Tigris! Beware! Do not move out of your limit!” Instantly the water level started to diminish and eventually it went back to its normal limit. {Bahjatul Asraar; Qalaaidul Jawaahir}

This is why Hazrat Allamah Ibrahim Khushtar Siddiqui Qadri Razvi (Alaihir Rahmah) writes,

  کیا خوف   کوئی   گر ستم ا یجاد ہے  یا غوث

 میرے  لئے  کافی  تری   امداد ہے   یا  غوث

What fear should I have even if I face a tyrant O Ghaus

For me your help is sufficient O Ghaus 


May Allah Ta’ala grant us true conviction in the help of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh), Allahumma Ameen.

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