Islam as a global religion
First of all let’s clear the misconception which is very common even among Muslims that Islam is 1400 years old religion – “NO”. Existence of Islam in this world was since the time humans first set foot on earth. Prophet Adam (PBUH) and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the first and last messengers of God respectively, also came with the same message of tawheed that Allah(SBT) is one and he has no partners. In Islam, highest authority is Quran that contains all the Quranic Verses which were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and these Quranic Verses were recorded and summarized by the companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is mandatory to apply the teachings of Quran in daily life. These include Islamic traditions like how to treat your family/relatives, how to implement Islamic laws in your business, women rights in Islam, how to divide the property among your children according to Islam and much more. Quran also speaks about science. Although this is in the form of signs, it still mentions about the Big Bang theory on how the universe was created. Quran also speaks about galaxies, sun, rotation and revolution of planets among others.
Pillars of Islam
There are five pillars of Islam
Shahada (Declaration of faith).
Salah (Prayer – it is obligatory for every Muslim to offer five times Salah every day) in the Indian subcontinent, is commonly known as Namaz.
Charity (Zakat – it is obligatory for every Muslim to give 2.5% percent of his wealth in charity).
Fast or Sawm or Roza (it is obligatory for every Muslim to fast for 30 days in the month of Ramadan as per Islamic calender).
Hajj (Hajj is the pilgrimage in which every Muslim has an obligation to travel to Makkah. Mandatory if he has health and wealth to manage this journey).
The second authority in Islam is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), so Muslims rely on his styles of living or acts of living. This is called Sunnah or Sunnat e Rasool Allah (SAW). Even the Sunnah tells us about everything related to our lives related to business, married life, relatives, husband-wife relations etc. Sunnahs are connected to Quranic verses because in Quran you may find what to do but not how. Hence Allah (SBT) has sent Prophet Muhammad to this world to set an example. Quran tell us Offer Salah but Quran doesn’t explain how. For this, we need to refer the hadiths of Prophet (PBUH) so that we would come to know how to offer the Salah, what are the positions in Salah, how to offer Salat Ul Tasbeeh, how to make dua etc. As we all know before becoming the religion of truth, mecca was full of idol worship. Quran specially states not to destroy any place of worship whether it is Hindu Temples or Christian Churches or any other place of worship. Islam tells us to respect all the religions.
Islam in India
In India Islam is the second largest religion after Hinduism or Sanatan Dharm. India is very famous for its Temples which are scattered in every corner of the country like Akshardham Temple, Brahma Temple, Kali ma Temple etc. There are many Temples built inside the caves and mountains like Amarnath Dham, Veshno Devi, South India is very famous for Balaji Tirupati. Similarly, India is very famous for its Saints Auliya Allah spread across the country like Hazrat Nizam ud din Dargah. Dargah Hazrat Nizam ud din is located in Delhi the Indian capital, Gujrat is very famous for Hazrat Datar Sahab. Gawalior is blessed with the blessings of Khwaja Khanooni Sahab. India is the country of Multi-Religions.
Sufism in Islam
Sufism in Islam was started from beginning of Islamic history. Sufism is based on Sunni Islam. The word ‘Sufism’ is derived from the base Sufi, most of the Sufis were the companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) they accompany Rasool Allah (SAW) like Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA) and rest of the companions of the Prophet (PBUH). All the Sufis follow Sunni Islam, Sufis are very much inclined towards Dhikr of Allah (SBT) which they usually do after Namaz.
Miracles of Islam
Like Prophets even Sufis had some miracles but the miracles of Prophets are called Mojza and the miracles of Sufis are called Karamat, so mojza and karamat both refers to the super natural wonders. All those super natural wonders were Perfomed by Muslim Sufi saints due to practices of dhikr and the closeness to Allah (Sbt), they get some special super-natural wonders with the permission of Allah (SBT) and the Sufis hold some special positions in this world and hereafter.
Chadarposhi and Chiragha
Auliya Allah are sleeping in their resting places (Dargah). Every Auliya Allah is considered the friend of Allah (SBT) as the lord of this universe mentions in the Holy Quran that”And what (excuse) have they that Allah should not chastise them while they hinder (men) from the Sacred Mosque and they are not (fit to be) guardians of it; its guardians are only those who guard (against evil), but most of them do not know.”
In another verse, God says: “Verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
In continuation to this, devotees pay respect to Auliya Allah and Chadar poshi is kind of act to pay respect to the saints or friends of Allah (SBT), Devotees who are seeking blessings they do Chadarposhi on respective Dargah, blessing seeker may be any one the person who is looking for a job, newly married couples, people expecting a child, the one who seeks health and many more.
Devotees come to Dargah to make mannat and do chadar poshi on respective Dargah. All Peer and Auliya Allah are considered equal but devotees visit the Dargahs where they feel comfortable. Apart from Chadarposhi service, Chiragha service (Lamp) is another tradition which is an act of lighting. Devotees light up a Chiragha on respective Dargah and may donate some oil to light up the Dargah and seek blessings.
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