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Ghous ul Aazam >Leaving the World

 

LEAVING THE WORLD

 

By the time Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) was 91 years old, his health deteriorated. Many saints and his sons gathered around him when he was more serious. Even at that time Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) was thinking of Allah. His eldest son Abdul Wahab asked him to favour them with his wasiyat (will). Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) said that one must obey Allah and acquire abstinence for the sake of Allah. One must ask for the fulfillment of one’s hopes only from Allah and have full confidence in Him. Then Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) made fresh ablution and offered Isha prayers. He went in Sajdah and prayed in prostration for the welfare and forgiveness of the ummat of Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Later he lay down on his bed and prayed the Kalimah. His son Sayed Musa who was also at his bedside relates that his father kept on repeating “Allah” loudly. Gradually, his voice lowered and he breathed his last in the 8th night of Rabius-Sani 561 AH, 11th February 116. AD. There is some controversy regarding the actual date. According to Allama Ibn-e-Jauzi a contemporary scholar of the era of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) and Qalaidul Jawalus it is 8th Rabbius Sani and according to some it is 9-11 Rabbius Sani.

Thousands of people came to pay homage and offer Fatiha. His son Sayed Abdul Wahab led the burial prayer. Late in the night he was buried in his Jamia. The death anniversary is observed on 11th of Rabius Sani each year and is called Gyarvee Sharif. The devotees of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) and the followers of Qadiri Order celebrate gyarvee Sharif by holding Majlis and Mehfils (public gatherings) where recitation of the Holy Qur’aan takes place and the life and works of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) is made known to the people. His son Abdul Wahab observed it regularly as Urs. Many Mashaikhs and saints and scholars have regularly observed Gyarvee Sharif. The tradition of feeding the poor by Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah’s mercy be on him) is observed in this day.

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