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22. Hazrat Khwajgii Amkingi h


[ to be translated in English ]

قبرکی تارکیوں میں چمکے حُسِن مصطفٰے
[ to be translated in English ] خواجہ امکِنگی سراجِ پرضیا 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 Mawlānā Muhammad Amkanakī quddisa sirruhu was born around 918 AH (1512/1513 CE). He lived in Amkana, a small town near Samarqand (now Uzbekistan).

He received spiritual training in the Naqshbandi tariqah from his father Mawlānā Durwish Muhammad quddisa sirruhu. He remained steadfast on his father’s path for about thirty years, and tried to hide his spiritual mastership from the people. However, he started training pupils when he was commanded to do so, and led numerous seekers to the highest stages of the Sufi path.

He married the daughter of Hadhrat Khwāja Sābir, and from her he had a son called Hadhrat Khwāja Abul-Qāsim quddisa sirruhu.

Hadhrat Khwāja Amkanagi quddisa sirruhu met his lord on 22nd Sha’aban 1008 AH (8/9 March 1600 CE) at the age of 90 years. He was buried in his hometown Amkana (Uzbekistan), where his noble shrine became a place of pilgrimage by the seekers and other Muslims.

Muhammad Khwaja al-Amkanaki
May Allah Sanctify His Soul

"O perfect, full Moon! The house of the heart is Thine! The intellect--which was once the master--has become thy slave and doorman.
From the day of Alast ["Am I not"] the spirit has been drunk with Thee, though for a time it was distracted by water and clay.
Since the clay has now settled to the bottom, the water is clear--no more do I say, 'This is mine, that is Thine.'"

Rumi, Divan

He was the Inheritor of the Secrets of the Prophet and the Ultimate of the Preferred Saints. He was the Imam whose majestic position everyone acknowledged and whose blessings reached far and wide.

Narrated by Ubayy ibn Ka'b (Radi Allah Ta'lah Anhu): "I said: Allah's Messenger (Sal-allahu-aleihi-wasallam), I invoke blessings upon you very frequently. How much of my supplication should I devote to you. He said: As much as you like. I said: May it be a quarter? He said: As much as you like, but if you increase it, it will be good for you. I said: May it be a half? He said: As much as you like, but if you increase it, it will be good for you. I said: May it be two thirds? He said: As much as you like but if you make an increase in it, it will be better. I said: May I devote the whole of my supplication to you (that I make in my prayer)? Thereupon he said: In that case it will take care of you and your sins would be expiated."

Tirmidhi transmitted it. Hadith No. 929 of Mishkat al-Masabih. [src: road-to-heaven.com]