SAINTHOOD

 

'Behold! Verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall theygrieve.' (Ai-Qur'an-Al-Younus-62).

Hazrath Syed Shah Afzal Biabani Rahmathullah Alaih said: "When I was immersed in worship and invocation in the hills of Bhattupally village thechief sufi-saint Hazrath Sheikh Abd al Qadir Jeelani Gous-e-Aazam Dastageer Razi Allahu Taala Anhu, appeared and blessed me with sainthood. I got theopportunity of shouldering his palankeen (Palki)." With the kind blessings ofHazrath Sheikh Abd al Qadir Jeelani (R.A.) He became a great sufi-saint ofthe rank of Hazrath Abu Yazeed Bistami (R.A.), Hazrath Shibli (R.A.) ANDHazrath Junaid Baghdadi (R.A.) of his time.

He said to his son: "I am very grateful to Allah because He has graced me with highest rank of sainthood (vilayath) and I have received it gratefully with His Grace and His Prophet's (p.b.u.h.) blessings.

"He (Allah) it is who hath place you as Viceroys (khalifa) of the earth andhath exalted some of you in rank above others.

"(Al-Qur'an-Al-Anaam-166). "We rais by grades whom we will,"(Yousuf-76).

 

 

A PERFECT SUFI-SAINT

Zabta khan, a military officer of British army said that he did not haveany belief in Hazrath Afzal Biabani (R.A.) as a sufi-saint. Instead hethought that Hazrath was a magician. Most of the military officers and soldiers of Hanamkonda and Bolaram Cantonment were the disciples of MiyanJamaluddin (R.A.) a well known saint. Once in his presence Zabta khan saidHazrath Afzal Biabani (R.A.) was a magician and whom so ever meets him becomesmad after him. Miyan Jamaluddin (R.A.) warned him not to use such insultingwords and said that Hazrath Afzal Biabani (R.A.) was a perfect sufi-saint(kamil-va-akmal vali Allah). According to his beloved son Hazrath Syed ShahSarwar Biabani (R.A.), He was a saint of subcontinent India(Qutub-aqleem-e-Hind).