Shaikh Ibrahim Dasuqi Raliyallahu Anhu

May 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm 6 comments

Allah has sent many Prophets (أنبياء عليهم السلام) to guide the mankind from darkness to light of faith. First Prophet was the father of mankind Adam Alihi Ssalam and the last Prophet was Muhammad Rasoolullahi Sallallahu Alihi Wasallam. All Prophet except Muhammad Sallallahu Alihi Wasallam was sent to a certain period and limited to a specific nation. Where as Muhammad Sallallahu Alihi Wasallam was sent to the whole Mankind and Jinn (جن).

Apart from limited number of Prophets Allah has chosen many devoted believers to guide men from disbelief to right path. These devotees have risen to this esteemed position by sacrificing themselves by acquiring profound knowledge about Allah, offering sincere worship to Allah with abundant non obligatory rituals and loving Allah and His Prophets with paramount love. These people are called Awliyau Allah (أولياء الله رضي الله عنهم أجمعين)

Awliyas follow Shareeah (شريعة) rules which are common for public and they attain significant knowledge in Haqeeqah (حقيقة) and setup or follow certain divine path (طريقة). My ignorance is inefficient to describe Awliyas and their concrete relation with Allah. Their mythology is commonly referred as Sufism (تصوف).

Sufi scholars rank Awliya into many levels. The topmost position is called Qutub (قطب). Meaning of this Arabic word is axis which indicates Awliya who attained this rank is the focal point of a group of devoted believers. There were four great Qutubs known as Aqtabul Arbaa (أقطاب الاربعة).

They are Shaikh Abdul Qadar Al Jeelani Raliyallahu Anhu, Shaikh Ahmad Kabeer Al Rifaee Raliyallahu Anhu, Shaikh Ibrahim Al Dasouqi Raliyallahu Anhu and Shaikh Ahmad Badawi Al Shareef Raliyallahu Anhu. All of them enlightened Islamic faith during their time while it was fading from believers. All of them had developed distinguished Tareeqa to nourish string of followers for many centuries after their departure from this world.

Shaikh Ibrahim Al Dasouqi Raliyallahu Anhu was born in 653 Hijra as 23rd grand son of Muhammad Sallallahu Alihi Wasallam through Husain bin Ali bin Abu Talib Raliyallahu Anhuma. He followed Shafee fiqh (مذهب) in Islamic jurisprudence. He climbed up to higher ranks in Tasawwuf and his words translated from his thoughts describe the superiority of this great man. Imam Abdul Wahab Al Shaarani have written detailed quoting of his writings and advices to his followers in the book Tabaqat al Kubra (  طبقات الكبرىaka Balwaqihul Anwar fe Tabakathul Akhyar – بلواقح الأنوار في طبقات الأخيار).

He departed this world to mercy of Allah at age of 43. But the amount of work he had done in this short span of life is immense. He is buried in Dasouq around 50 KM away from Alexandria and 60 KM away from Tanta (where Maqam of Ahmad Badawi Al Shareef Raliyallahu Anhu is situated). His Maqam is inside a beautiful Mosque which is filled with visitors most of the time.

We reached Dasouq enroute to Alexandria from Tanta during our return journey from Egypt. After visiting Ahmad Badawi Al Shareef Raliyallahu Anhu we asked route to Dasouq with one driver riding his full packed car. He told us to follow him and took us through some narrow roads overlooked by many eye-catching sceneries of Egyptian village life. He was driving very fast to take us to the destination before Esha prayers because the Mosque might be closed after Esha. He safely took us to Dasouq and invited us for dinner in his home displaying sincere hospitality of Egyptian villagers.

Mark of palm of Rasoolullahi Muhammad Sallallahu Alihi Wasallam

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  • 1. Mustafa  |  May 23, 2010 at 5:16 am

    al-salam alaykum,

    “There were four great Qutubs known as Aqtabul Arbaa (أقطاب الاربعة).

    They are Shaikh Abdul Qadar Al Jeelani Raliyallahu Anhu, Shaikh Ahmad Kabeer Al Rifaee Raliyallahu Anhu, Shaikh Ibrahim Al Dasouqi Raliyallahu Anhu and Shaikh Ahmad Badawi Al Shareef Raliyallahu Anhu.”

    It’s interesting how that works, ma sha’ Allah. In the Indian Subcontinent, the four great aqtab are al-Ghawth al-A’zam ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, al-Shaykh Baha’ al-Din al-Naqshbandi, al-Shaykh Muhyi al-Din al-Chishti, and al-Shaykh Shihab al-Din al-Suhrawardi.

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  • 2. slave of Allah  |  May 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    But Brother Mustafa you missed one of the greatest Mujaddid who Allah send to Indian subcontinent as a gift , Only appears once in 1000yrs, One of them was known as Alf Thani Shaikh Ahmed farooq Sirhindi (rahimahullah) Great mujaddid of 1000 yrs.

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  • 3. slave of Allah  |  May 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Not (al-Shaykh Muhyi al-Din al-Chishti,***) but (Muinuddin)

    Sultan-ul-Hind, Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Mu’īnuddīn Chishtī (Ajmeri) (Persian/Urdu: خواجہ سیّد محمد معین الدین چشتی اجمیری) Also known as Gharīb Nawāz (غریب نواز), or ‘Benefactor of the Poor’, he is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishtī Order of the Indian Subcontinent. Qadsallahu Siraul Azeez (Nawwarallahu Marqadahu)

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  • 4. NASIR QAYYUM BUX  |  August 17, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Mark of palm of Rasoolullahi Muhammad Sallallahu Alihi Wasallam
    how see history write information soon.
    thank you,
    NASIR QAYYUM BUX

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  • 5. slave of allah  |  January 25, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Dear brothers,

    Indeed the sultan-ul awliya are our beloved ghous-ul-alam muhyiddin abdul qadir jailani (praise upon him). It doesn’t matter which other awliya’s attained what rank in the world. All rank are given by Allahurabbula’lamin whom He are the only one clearly knows the unknown. Our task are to give the utmost respect to each one of them. We seek the guidance from Allah and syafaat from our beloved prophet rasulullah s.a.w through all the awliya’s. Insyaallah, all of them will guide us through thick and thin of life forever. If possible it would be great if we all share where are the dargah/maqam of any awliya’s that we know located. Insyaallah if we are nearby their place, we can ziyarat them always.

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  • 6. Muhammed Haroun  |  April 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    salaam alleikoem

    muhammed haroun, from holland

    where is the place Dsouk?

    and does anywone heard of Abdurrahim Tantawi

    that was my grand sheikh , he lived in the years

    between 1870-1890?

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