Hazrat Bhole Miyan
By Mazhar Rehmani
The bless name is Hazrat Maulana Shah Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan Sahab (rehmatullah alaih). Hazrat Maulana Shah Afzalur Rehman (rehmatullah alaih) was the(gaddi nasheen) care taker of Khanka-e-Rehmani, Gujmuradabad Shairf for more than 40 years and was a very learned scholar of his time he was a complete aalim & mufti, he was given the title faqih-ul-hind. Hazrat Afzalur Rehman (rehmatullah alaih) was a great kamil Auliya Allah, from the age of 7 years none of his namaz were kaza. He took the viel at the staircase of jama masjid, agra, India attaining both Fana and Baqa, The date of the parda is 1st Jamadi-Us-Aakhir, Tuesday, 1422 Hijri.
Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan (rehmatullah alaih) is such an Aarif and Kaamil, pious believer whose true sight penetrates and reaches at first glimpse the secrets and magnificence of Shariat and Tariqat, and Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan (rehmatullah alaih) is that personality to whom hundreds of thousands of disciples (mureeds) have pledged the allegiance, and on whose hearts, his authority and command has been engraved.
The proof that he was drowned in the love of Allah and that he was a true Aarif was the fact that he was always in the Zikr of Allah, chanting “Allah” “Allah” from the depths of his heart. He was so deeply engrossed in the wazifa called Sultaanul Azkaar which is mostly done by the people of Naqshbandiya Tariqa, that every part of his body would split into pieces, each making zikr of Allah individually and join back later by the will of Allah.
His heart was so engrossed in the Zikr of Almighty Allah, When he wrote anything, it was as per the command of Almighty Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) and when he said anything, it was in accordance with the command of Almighty Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). When he walked, he walked in accordance with the command of Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam).
He had engrossed himself to such an extent in the Zikr of Allah that towards the latter parts of his worldly life, there was no doubt that he had reached the levels of Istighraaq (Fana Fil’laah)
Even though Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan (rehmatullah alaih), had reached such levels of spiritual excellence, he never thought that he was exempt in any way from the commands of the Shariat. He use to offer namaz ba jamat. When in the stage of Istighraaq there was no one who could see in his eyes, the eyes would burn as if burning coal. His face use to become so bright and Noorani no one could withstand the Tajali-e-noori coming from his face and eyes.
Although Hazrat was in the state of
istighraaq, he never missed any of his Namaaz. There were certain people (with
not much understanding of Istighraaq) who thought that Hazrat had loss of
memory, some thought he have gone mad(MaazAllah), many of the family members
who use to stay there use to think the same.
After reading the above mentioned testimony, it can be said that Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan (rehmatullah alaih) had reached a very elevated spiritual level which is known as “Ghaflatus Saaliheen” For the true servants of Allah, this such an elevated level of spiritualism, that on reaching this level, they have no memory of even the existence of the world (in other words materialistic things).
They remain deeply engrossed in the love of Almighty Allah, going deeper and deeper into this sea of love. During this deeply spiritual condition, they sometimes are in the condition of “Sukr” (deeply spiritual condition) and they journey from the state of “Qaal” (normal discourse) into the state of “Haal” (spiritual condition)
Even though these pious servants of Allah reach such levels of spiritual excellence, these personalities never think of themselves as being exempt from the commands of the Shariat, but actually, as soon as the time for fulfilling any obligations of Shariat comes, they immediately come out of this deep spiritual state and fulfill their obligations as per the Shariat.
The Great Muhadith of his era, Hazrat Sufyaan Thauri went into such a deep spiritual condition for a very long time and would sometimes be heard loudly chanting the name of Allah whilst in this condition. Mention of this condition of Sufyaan Thauri (radi Allahu anhu) was made to Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu). On hearing about his condition, Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) asked, “What is the condition of his Namaaz?” Those present replied that when the time of Namaaz comes, he regains his normal conscious state (and prays his Namaaz). Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) replied, “Then his spiritual condition is true.”
During the last time of his life he was so much
absorbed in the love of Allah that he was totaly unware of the worldy matter he
left the khanka-e-Fazl-e=Rehmani and went to agra as he was given the order by
Hazrat Maulana Fazl-E-Rehma Gunjmuradabadi(rehmatullah alih) who is his
spiritual guide he sat there at the staircase of Jama masjid and did chilla for
43 day without eating any thing and took the veil there, on the day of his demice
he was smiling as he came to know that today is the day to meet his beloved the
most powerfull Allah tala who has created every one and for whose love he had
spend his whole life.
While Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan(rehmatullah alaih) was there in agra all the people in gunjmuradabad sharif were searching him becoz know one was knowing where exactly he was not even the closet mureed were knowing where there pir sahab has gone and what was even great that a mureed who use to stay in agra and use to offer namaz at the same masjid where his pir sahab was setting at the stair case but he was unabel to recognise him, it was on the day of demince when the people were making arrangment for the funeral for the unknown body that time he came to know that this man is his pir sahab he cried a lot and then called people at the dargah sahrif, 3- 4 letter were also wriiten by the owner of the SubhanAllah hotel which is next to Jama Masjid who use to offer food to many poor people but whenever he offered food to Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan(rehmatullah alaih) he never had it, after 4-5 days of continues hunger the owner came to know that this man is not an ordinary man infact he is a Wali Allah. On repeated enquiry from the owner of the hotel "who are u" Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan(rehmatullah alaih) told him that my name is my name is Bhole Miyan and i am the gaddi nasheen of Khanka-E-Rehmani. He send 3 letters but none of them reached the khanka-e-rehmani. All the letter came on the day of demice of Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan(rehmatullah alaih).
when people bought his blessed body back to the khanka-e-rehmani it was already 3 days he had died but his body was not decomposed nor it was smelling as other people do, the body was full of dirt due to his contiues (chilla) siiting at the jama masjid. He never left the place whether it was day or night. There was a tremendous change of whether, some time it would rain, some time it would be so hot and all of a sudden there would be dip in the tempreature making it cold, but there was nothing that could stop him from going from Fana to Baqa. The only thing he was waiting for the answer for his beloved that i except u my servant in the list of my friend.
When the gusl was given to his blessed body, Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan(rehmatullah alaih) in his life time has said the names of the people who would give him gusul, the same people were giving gusul to his blessed body every one was heart broken as they have lost their kamil pir and were in deep sorrow, as the gusul started Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan(rehmatullah alaih) opened his eyes the people giving gusul were shocked he looked and smiled at all of them giving gusul to his body he did this for 3 times and then closed his eyes finally, He showed the mureed that i am not dead but i have traveled from one place to another and that is why it is called "Parda" in urdu which means veils. when veil is there between u and some one opposite to u cant see what the person on the otherside is doing.
His mazar-e-akdas is made in Khanka-e-rehmani next to the mazar sharif of his Pir Shab Hazrat Rehmatullah Miyan sahab(rehmatullah alaih) who was a "abdal" and grand Son of Hazrat Maulana Fazl-E-Rehman Gunjmuradabadi(rehmatulla alih) he was the care taker of the silsila before Hazrat Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miyan(rehmatullah alaih).
There are many miracel shown by Hazrat Sayed Shah Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miya(rehmatulla alih)
A small miracel shown by him:
Hazrat Shah Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miya(rehmatulla alih) was having many mureed spreading the silsal-e-rehamniya all over the world, many of the mureed were living in bihar, india. He use to visit Bihar many times for spreading the islam and silsal-e-rehmaniya.
One day a mureeds friend came to meet him he told his friend that he is facing a problem with her daughter the friend asked what the matter was, he replied that her daughter is disturbed by a jinn once she was on the terrace at magrib time and the jinn took her away somewhere and she came back the next morning, many time this thing has happened so i am very afraid what to be done now, i have told this matter to many Aalims and buzurg but was of know use, on hearing the whole matter the mureed replied that dont u worry my pir sahab(rehmatulla alih) is coming today u come in the evenig i will tell him the matter inshaAllah every thing will be souted out.
Hazrat Maulana Shah Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miya(rehmatulla alih) came at the house of the murred in the evening, the man who was facing the problem also came and narrated the matter to Hazrat on hearing the whole matter Hazrat Maulana Shah Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miya(rehmatulla alih) remove his left leg shoes and told the man that take the shoes and keep it between the stair case which goes to the terrace and while keeping say this:
"Ki maan Ja Warne Bhole Miyan Khud Ayenge''
which means that go away you jinn other wise i have to come personaly, as soon as the shoes were kept from that night (subhanAllah) the girl was not taken by the jinn and the jinn told the girl plz dont call Hazrat Bhole Miya(rehmatulla alih) here instead i am leaving u my self.
What a buzurg-e-Kamil Hazrat Maulana Shah Afzalur Rehman urf Bhole Miya(rehmatulla alih) was when his shoes has so much powers how much powers he might have this is what you get when you surrender totaly to Allah and his Holy Prophet(SalAllaho Alahi WaAlehi Wasalam) you dont have any thing in particular but you rule the whole world this is the sadqa of Ishq-E-Nabi(SalAllaho Alahi WaAlehi Wasalam).