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Miracles

 

By the grace of Allah, Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) was able to perform many miracles (Karamat). This was the result of Allah’s love and faith in Allah, his prayers and selfless service to Allah’s creatures. His comtemporary scholars, jurists and saints accepted that Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) was endowed by Allah to perform miracles for the benefit of Islam : Shaikh Al bin Al Haiti, Shaikh Abu Masood Ahewan bin Abu Bakr Khazeemi, Shaikh Abu Umar Usman Sarmaqi, Shaikh Shahabuddin Suharwardy, Imam Abdullah Yafai, etc.

Some of the miracles:

    1) When Shaikh Shahabudin Suharwardy was young, he was interested only in philosophy and inclined towards kalam. His uncle brought him to Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) who put his hand on the boy’s chest and prayed to Allah. By the grace of Allah Shaikh Shahabuddin Suharwardy forgot all about it and lost interest in those subjects. His heart was filled with the love of Allah and Marifat-e-Ilahi. Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) predicted that Shaikh Shahabuddin Suharwardy would, after him,  become very famous and respected. Later Shaikh Shahabuddin Suharwardy became a great saint of Suharwardy order.

    2) Once there was a great flood in the river Tigris causing great havoc of life and property. Fearing that many may drown, some people of Baghdad approached Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him). After hearing their sad tale he accompanied them to the bank of the river Tigris. He put his stick in the water, prayed to Allah and said, "O Tigris, stop by Allah’s Command and go back on your way." The flood subsided and the water level slowly returned to normal.

    3) Many other saints were jealous as Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) was respected and popular. Some of them decided to disturb him by asking him tough questions when Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) would deliver his sermons. One day they attended Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani's (Allah's mercy be on him) sermon and waited for the proper time to overcome him with questions. But Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) answered the questions in his sermons before they could be put to him looking deeply at the scholar who had intended to put those questions to him. Those who has come to embarrass him were dumbfounded and ashamed at their wrong intention. At the end of the sermon they apologized to Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) who forgave them.

    4) Once Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) went to visit his ailing devotee Shaikh Ali bin Al Haiti, who was staying in an orchard belonging to Shaikh Abdul Muzzaffar Ismail. Later Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) saw two withering date trees and he called for water and performed ablution under one tree and prayed under the other. After Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) departed the date trees slowly regained strength and flourished.
Some more miracles of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him)

    1) Once a trader invited Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) to dine at his house. Although he did not disclose his intention to Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) his main purpose was to gain blessings for his paralytic blind son. Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) accepted his invitation with some hesitation. When he reached the house of his host, many honoured guests were already present. Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) also joined them and when the host began to serve food he asked the host to bring his ailing son before him. The surprised host brought forth his son in front of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) who placed his hand on his chest and said, ‘Get up by the Command of Allah". By the grace of Allah and the blessings of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) the boy was cured of his disease. Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) then left without eating as the real mission was achieved. Shaikh Khizar Hussain of Mosul had said that Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) was a great blessing to the sick and the needy.

    2) Once a pious lady devotee of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) was harassed by a drunkard. He tried to molest her and she was not able to free herself. At that moment, with tears in ther eyes, she invoked the help of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him). At that particular moment Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) was performing ablution. He got annoyed and ordered his sandals to protect the chaste lady and award a suitable punishment to the miscreant. The sandals flew in the air and arrived at the spot of the incident. They banged on the head of the drunkard and made him unconscious. The relieved lady returned to Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) with his sandals and thanked him and Allah.

    3) Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) was once giving a sermon in his school. Suddenly it began to rain. Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) looked at the sky and said, “I collect people for your sake and you are bent on scattering them. “These words were so effective that the rain stopped falling on the school but it continued to rain at a distance.

    4) Once in his youth, Shaikh Abul Muzzaffar Mansoor, son of Al Mubarak visited Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) with a phisophical book in his hand. Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) asked him to part away with the book but he hesitated. Then Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) gave him a penetrating look and ordered him to give the book. Shaikh Abul Muzaffar opened the book only to find blank pages. He handed the book to Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him) who turned the pages and said that this book relates to the dignity of Qur’aan and is written by Muhammed, son of ‘Kharees’. When he opened the book again he saw that is was in a beautiful script and contained the matter as aforesaid by Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani (Allah's mercy be on him).

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