Posts Tagged With: khilafat-e-usmania

No visit to Turkey can be complete without hazri at Peer-e-Rumi!

By Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

When our Baba Iqbal was sad and heartbroken over the destruction of Khilafat-e-Usmania and the balkanization of the Muslim world, he received a spiritual message from Maulana Rumi. The message has been mentioned in Iqbal’s poetry and Iqbal has always called Maulana Rumi as “Peer-e-Rumi” and called himself as his “Mureed-e-Hindi” !! Rumi message to Iqbal was “when new buildings have to be constructed, even the foundations of the old building are dug out so that new solid and long lasting foundations are built for the new structure that has to be constructed” ! Meaning that this destruction in the Muslim lands has a hidden khair in it also and this “destruction” is part of the divine plan to “reconstruct” the faith of Islam on pure and pristine foundations — Khilafat ala Minhaj un Nubuwwat !!

No visit to Turkey can be complete without the hazri at the Murshid-e-Rumi! We respectfully paid our hazri yesterday and revived our faith with the advice of this great Baba that inshAllah, a new Ummah will rise from this apparent destruction.

Our soul felt so passionately ignited and emotional that we also felt like dancing with the Derveshes who were there in a state of trance! A magical mystical moment to share — a moment when a true lover of divine beauty is blessed with the company of the beloved, then its time for Raqs-e-Dervesh!

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Baba Hussain, a reminder of the glorious Khilafah

By Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

In 2004, we had met an old Turk Baba in Masjid-e-Nabwi Shareef. He cried constantly in love of Rasul Allah (sm) and even more when he knew that we are from Pakistan. Baba Hussain only spoke Turkish but our hearts connected so profoundly that we decided to visit him in Turkey in 2005. He was born during the first world war and has seen the painful transformation of Turkey from the seat of Khilafat to the liberal secular anarchy in the 20th century.

Today, Baba Hussain is 96 years old and as passionately emotional about Pakistan as he is about Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm). We had an emotional and soul melting meeting with him and he took us to his old farm house where he still maintains his small orchid staying close to the land he tills. We were most lovingly invited into his family of children, grand children and great grand children, MashAllah and we truly saw the love and bonding in this Ummat of Rasul Allah (sm). The family of Baba Hussian have maintained their Islamic character and values and shine like bright pearls in this sea of liberal westernization we see in Turkey today. They all spoke only Turkish but there was nothing that we did not discuss and understood through the warmth of their love.

InshAllah, one day, the Kufr-made barriers of visas and passports will be removed in this ummat and once again Muslims will travel and meet freely with each other as was being done for 1400 years. Baba Hussian is one of the last remaining khair from the period of Khilafat and with him and his values remain alive the hopes and khair in our brotherly Turk Millat also.

Baba Hussain, now all Pakistan knows you and send back the love which you have for Rasul Allah (sm) and Pakistan. May Allah keep you strong, healthy and vibrant to see the lost glory of the Ummah once again. Stay blessed always and forever…

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A strange fairytale land which inspires us to reclaim our lost glory!

By Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

Every bit of history of the last many thousands of years has been preserved with love and care — from great Masjids to relics of beloved prophets and Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm) to graves of former Sultans and the grand Bazaars and old city walls and streets – this is a strange fairytale land which transports you into the times of Sultan Fateh, Sulaiman Alishan and Bayazid Yaldram when the soul shaking beat of Mehtar Band in battles would shake the hearts and souls of the enemy even before the battles..

But heart bleeds as well to see what we have lost….. and inspires us again to fight with every bit of life within to reclaim this lost glory! By Allah we will, we will InshAllah!
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The relics at Top Kapi Palace, Turkey

By Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

This is the Top Kapi Palace, the most sacred place after Haramain in Makkah and Medina ! Do you know why??? The entire sacred collection of Prophets, Sahabas and our beloved Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm) are preserved here. You wont believe this but let us list a few sacred relics which are available for ziarat and display.

1. The Sword of prophet Dawood (as).
2. The Turban of Prophet Yusuf (as).
3. The cup of Prophet Ismail (as).
4. The famous stick of Prophet Musa (as).
5. Swords and weapons of our beloved Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm).
6. Clothes, hair, tooth and footmark of beloved Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm).
7. Swords of All four Khulfa-e-Rashideen.
8. Swords of Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed, Hazrat Jaffar Tayyar, Hazrat Musab Bin Umair and many other Sahabas.

These are the relics which were kept with the Khalifa for 1300 years and are now preserved here till the Khalifa returns again. What hurts and bleeds the heart is that these most sacred treasures which were kept as closest guarded relics by the Khalifa are now being displayed for tickets and money to all and sundry especially the non-Muslims from the western world who have no respect towards these sacred treasures. These are NOT show items for semi nude western hippies who come in thousands everyday to see them. The treasures of Ummah are now being displayed for those who despise them while the Ummah waits for their rightful Khalifa! This hurts, truly hurts……

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InshAllah, we will revive the Khilafat again!

By Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

Sorry for being lost :) We are in Turkey at the moment, reviving our soul and heart by visiting “Shikoh-e-Turkamani” — the great Jalal and Jamal of Khilafat-e-Usmania and also paying our greatest of respects to Sayyadi Abu Ayub Ansari.

Here in this pic we are at the muqam of Sultan Muhammad Fateh, the great Jannati Sultan who was blessed to be the one who captured Constantinople in 1453. A truly soul shaking experience to visit this great Sultan who was the “Salahuddin” of the time and have now become immortal as one of the greatest heroes of Islam. Turks have made an amazing movie on his life — ‘Fateh 1453′. May Allah bless us with another Sultan Fateh today for we so desperately miss him in these times of humiliation and insult.

While we are in awe to see the grand grandeur of Khilafat-e-Usmania, our hearts bleed to see that what we have lost. The seat and soul of Khilafat is now just a tourist resort from the Western countries which once shook under the Jalal of this empire in Istanbul. The streets, palaces and Masjids which controlled the entire world from 14th to 19th century, have now become the humiliating remains of a lost glory we so dearly miss.

InshAllah, we will revive this Khilafat again and this visit has further ignited our passion to work for mission Takmeel-e-Pakistan! By Allah, we will not rest until we revive the lost glory of this Ummah.

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The sublime, mystical and magical: Ottoman Caliphate

By Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

Dear members, this is one of the most amazing archival, historical and emotional document which narrates a strange, painful and heartbreaking tale of Muslim history. This is one history, our new generations are unaware of. The grandeur of Khilafat-e-Usmania and the Jewish/British conspiracy against the Muslim Khilafat and the divine plans to revive and ignite the heart and soul of Islamic faith in those turbulent times. See the larger picture, feel the Divine hand drawing on the great canvas. This is sublime, mystical and magical.

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