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18. Hazrat Yaqub Charkhi h

[ to be translated in English ]

دامِن صبرورذا چوٹنے نہ پاۓ ہاتھہ سے
[ to be translated in English ] حضرت یعقوب چرخی ذی حیا 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]

Masjid Mawlana Yaqub Charkhi

Masjid Mawlana Yaqub Charkhi

The great Naqshbandi shaykh and student of Khwaja Baha al-Din Naqshband, Hazrat Mawlana Yaqub Charkhi (762-851 AH) was not only a Sufi master but also a reputed Islamic scholar.

His full name was Yaqūb bin Usmān bin Mahmūd Ghaznavi Charkhi. He was born around 762 AH (1360/61) and passed away to the eternal world on Saturday 5 Safar 851 AH (22 April 1447). His shrine, according to some research scholars, lies 5 kilometers West of Dushanbe the capital of Tajikistan.

Shaykh Yaqub al-Charkhi
May Allah Sanctify His Soul

"I have known God and I see none other than Him
So that the 'Other' inus is shut out.
Since I realized unity, I no longer fear separation;
This day I have arrived and am united."


Scholar of Saints and Saint of Scholars

He appeared among human beings dressed in the two knowledges, the exernal and the internal. His conduct and character were so refined that he reflected the attributes of God to all people. He revived spirituality within Divine Law and he revived Divine Law (sharica) within spirituality. People followed him because his way was the best, for he had inherited Knowledge of the Unseen from the Prophet (s).

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