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11. Hazrat Arif Reogri h


[ to be translated in English ]

معرفت کی دولتوں سے مجھہ کومالامال کر
[ to be translated in English ] خواجۂ عارف کی شانِ ارتقا کے واسطے

- Extracts from Sijra-ay-Tayyiba - Shiekh Syed Mahmood Hassan Rizvi (Rehmat'ullah Alaiyh)
حضرت سیدمیاں محمّد حسن محمود رضوی نقشبدی مجددی عزیزی رحمتاالله علیه

Translation to English by Anwar-un-Nabi [please forgive any mistakes]

Hadhrat Khwāja Ārif Riwgarī, may Allāh sanctify his secret, was the deputy ofHadhrat Khwāja Abd al-Khāliq Ghujdawānī quddisa sirruhū. He was born in a village called Riwgar, about fifteen miles from Bukhārā, Uzbekistān.

Khwāja Abd al-Khāliq had four deputies. When he left this mortal world, his first deputy Khwāja Ahmad Siddīq quddisa sirruhū succeeded him and took over the seat of spiritual directorship and trained the seekers in this noble path. When he was close to dying, he urged all his followers to seek the company of Khwāja Ārif Riwgarī.

Khwāja Ārif wrote a treatise on Tasawwuf, called “Ārif Nāma”, and one of its manuscripts is located in the library of Khāniqāh Mūsā Zaī Sharīf, district Derā Ismāīl Khān, Pakistan.

cArif ar-Riwakri
May Allah Sanctify His Soul

"Is there any place our King is not?
But His sorcery has blindfolded the viewer.
He blindfolds your eyes such that you see a dustmote at midday,
but not the greatest Sun,
A ship at sea, but not the ocean's waves.
The ship's bobbing tells you about the sea,
just as the movement of people tells the blind man that it is daytime.
Have you not read the verse, God has set a seal... [2:7] ?
It is God who sets the seal, and it is He who removes it and lifts up the coverings [50:22].

Rumi, Divan.

He was a Knower whose Inner Truth appeared to him in all its brightness and light. He was a Sun of Knowledge who illuminated the dark sky of his Age. He was called the Light in the Garden of Reality and the Light in the Garden of the Prophet .

The Holy Messenger of Allah the Almighty صلي الله عليه و سلم is quoted on the authority of Abu Huraira رضی الله تعلٰی عنه to have said:
“Allah the Almighty says, ‘I am towards My servant as he is towards Me.  I am with him when he remembers Me (dhikr).  If he remembers Me within himself, I remember him within Myself.  If he remembers Me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering better than it.’”

(Sahih Al-Bhukhari V2, P1101) [src] p5, 4 Natijatu Al-Fikr Fi Al-Jahri Fi Al-Dhikr (Outcome of Contemplation over Vociferous Dhikr) an extract from Al-Hawi Lil Fatawa  by Jalal Al-Din Al-Suyuti رحمتاالله علیه, Dar-ul-Ehsan Publications