Allah granted Shah Bahauddin Naqshband, the founder of the Naqshbandi order, may his secret be sanctified, 12,000 specialties.
One of these specialties, in order to give you an idea of the others (and this is one of the ordinary ones) is the power to focus his vision around this universe 363 times in twenty-four hours, encompassing the entire universe.
He is able to look at 363 times each day at every creation, upon human beings, observing what they are doing, including the state of their sustenance, their affairs, their problems and difficulties.
Not only that, he is able to look after every baby in the womb of its mother.
This is one of his basic specialties.
On that occasion of his first visit he asked, “O my Lord, don’t let any one who takes me as a guide and those who came after me or before me exist without support from You.”
All the angels of the skies said, “Ameen”.
Grandshaykh said the baraka of that du`a appears four times a year, and its protection is sent to the followers of Shah Naqshband four times a year.
One is the fourteenth of Muharram, Shah Bahauddin Naqshband’s birthday;
on the first day of Ramadan,
the fifteenth of Ramadan,
and Laylat al-Qadr.
On these special days of the year, Allah sends that special protection to the followers of Shah Bahuddin Naqshband, may his secret be sanctified.
(Shaykh Hisham Kabbani)
“Our way is fellowship, and the goodness is in the gathering”
* “What is meant by travelling the path?” He said, “The details in spiritual knowledge.” They asked him, “What are the details in spiritual knowledge?” He said: The one who knows and accepts what he knows will be raised from the state of evidence and proof to the state of vision…Whoever asks to be in the way of God has asked for the way of affliction. It was narrated by the Prophet, “Whoever loves me, I will burden him”. One person came to the Prophet and said “O Prophet I love you” and the Prophet said, “Then prepare yourself to be poor.”* It is reported by his successor, Alauddin al-Attar, that when Sheikh Naqshband got new clothes he would give them to someone else to wear, and after they were used would borrow them back. He recited the verses: ‘Everyone desires the good. But no one has attained ascension, except by loving the One who created the good.’
* He was asked, “Why are the seekers called the poor?” He said, Because they are poor, but they do not need to supplicate. Just as Prophet Abraham a.s. when he was thrown into the fire and Gabriel a.s. came and asked him, ‘Do you need any help?’ He replied, ‘I have no need to ask. He is well aware of my state.’ Poverty is a sign of annihilation and the erasure of the attributes of existence.
* He once asked, ‘Who is the poor one?’ No one answered him. he said, ‘The poor one is the one whose inside is always in struggle and whose external is always at peace.”
* One of the scholars of Bukhara asked Shah Naqshband, “How can a worshipper reach the Divine Presence in his prayer?” He replied: “By eating from the hard-earned sweat of your brow and by remembering God inside your prescribed prayer and outside your prescribed prayer, in every ablution and in every moment of your life.”
The connection with other than God is the strongest veil, and to be done with it, is the Opening of Attainment.
( See also Post: TO CULTIVATE THE RIGHT INTENTION)