True Lovers Of The Prophet (’alayhis salātu was salām)

All of the billions of believers since Time began have had a love for the Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) in their hearts but the heart of Abdul Rahman Jami was afflicted with such an intensely passionate love for the Beloved of Allah that few others save those amongst the Pious Predecessors can have experienced such lovely heartache and torment.

  Abdul Rahman Jami was a great Sufi and also a great poet of Farsi and he assuaged his spiritual desire for Allah’s Habib by constantly reciting poems in his praise, to give some comfort to his ailing heart! These Farsi encomiums have become legendary and are recited to this day amongst the gatherings of the pious, it so happened that once this ‘ishq [noun (Arabic): ardent love] was at its peak and poor Jami became restless. He composed a wonderful poem [naat] in the praise of Allah’s Habib and in the agony of love made a vow to recite that very poem in front of the Prophet’ Mausoleum in Madina. So, gathering some of his many disciples with him, he set off on the long and arduous journey to fulfil his vow.   

After many a month of travel the caravan led by the Imam of Love, Abdul Rahman Jami, reached the outskirts of the City of the Prophet and Madina was only a few miles journey away. As they camped for the day, what do they see but a rider on a horse coming towards them at a galloping pace. The strange rider stopped in their midst and asked the group, “Which of you is Jami?” The disciples pointed out Jami and said, “That is our leader, Shaykh Imam Abdul Rahman Jami!” So the rider guided his horse towards Jami and, alighting, greeted Jami with the words, “Assalamu alaykum!”

  “Wa alaykum as-salam! Who are you? Where are you from and why are you here?” asked the venerable Sufi.   “Jami, I have come here from Madina!”  

At the mention of these words the lover of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam), Jami, took off his turban and placed it the feet of the stranger saying, “May I be sacrificed for these feet!  They have come from the city of my Prophet!”

 
Jami continued, “Good sir! Tell me, why have you come?”

  

The man went silent for a while and then answered, “Jami what I am going to tell you, you must promise to hear it with a stout heart.”

 “Okay”, said a slightly bemused Jami, “but tell me!”   “Jami”, continued the rider, “I have been sent to you by the Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) himself – “Tell me! What does my Master say?” interjected Jami. “Jami, the Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) has sent me to tell you that he has forbidden you to enter Madina and visit him!”    At these words Jami was thunderstruck, his head swam and his legs gave way beneath him andwith an agonised shriek the Shaykh fell to the ground in a swoon. The disciples were terrified that their Shaykh had passed away but after many hours Jami came back to a state of consciousness and he wept copiously.    The messenger was still there and Jami asked him, “Tell me O’ bringer of such tidings! Why does my Master prevent me from entering Madina? What sin have I committed? Why is my Medinan Lord angry with me?” The messenger replied,”the Master is not upset with you. Indeed, he is very happy with you!”.”Then why does my liege-lord prevent me from visiting him?” “Jami! The Prophet(Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) said to me that tell Jami that if he comes to Madina with such love in his heart I will have no course but to come out of my tomb and greet him in person – such would be the recompense for his love! – so tell him not to enter Madina. I will visit him myself! Tell Jami not to come and visit me – I will visit him!”

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    iffat zakaria said,

    This great man poet and writer is unique, he is a great Naqshbandi master, who refused to be a guide for new mureeds or desciples, instead he lived for writing. His books were miracles, which can be seen as mere inspiration from Allah. This auther should have a separate volume including his biograghy and works, in several languages. I am looking to write one in Arabic, because I have renderd Yusuf and Zulaihka into Arbic, in prose, and was humble work. In Egypt, a scholar of Persian literature, Dr. Abduaziz Bakkoush, translated it into Arabic poetry, and also translated Makhzanul-Asrar of Nizami Kanjavi. Besides, Dr. M. Ala’uddin Mansour translated Jami’s Lawa’hul-Haqq , wa Lawami’u al-ishq, into Arabic.
    Iam a scholar of literature, interested in Classical Persian Literature, collecting what so fat was translated of Jami’s works, to complete my book. I wish I get help from friends to guide me to find more of is works in English or Arabic. I am from Damascus Syria and a Naqshbandi desciple. I have transllated some works of the the great Sufi Masters and made some researches on sufism in Transoxiana , Persia, India, Ghazne, and Hkurasan, starting from the the 4th. cent. H.

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    Haider said,

    As’salamu ‘alaykum,

    Try minhaj ul quran (http://www.minhaj.org/).

    I have heard that they have a very large library of classical works, some which are very rare and can only be found in a few places in the world.

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    mohammed farooq ali siddiqui said,

    i wish to know more about moulana hazrath abdul rehman jami and the details about famous rubai balagal eulabi kama lahi

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    Haider said,

    Search the Internet, there is plenty of information on there, Insha’Allah Ta’ala.

    Try this for starters, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jami

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    tariq mahmood aziz said,

    maulana jami is agreat lover of the Holy Prophet(Sallaho Alehi Waalihe Wasallam).the naats of maulana jami spell bound a listener,altough we are unable to fully comprehend his persian naats even then we enjoy KAIF & WAJAD for instance CHU MAH DAR ARZO SAMA TABAN TUI TABAN TUI grips the listener from its veryy start,likewise aii KALAM of maulana jami has affct &Taseer.(if someone has the full text of abovementioned naat of maulana jami plz sendit to me at this address.tarqmalik74@gmail.com)

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      kamran said,

      ASSALAMO ALAIKUM.

      FEEL GREAT HONOUR TO LEARN ABOUT THE LIFE OF HAZRAT MAULANA JAMI (RAHATULLAH), I BELIEVE THAT THE NAME AND RESPECT HE GOT IS JUST BECAUSE OF HIS EXTREME LOVE AND RESPECT REGARDING “RASOOL ALLAH” (PEACE BE UPON HIM).

      MAY ALLAH (RABBUL IZZAT) GIVE US SOME PORTION OF “ISHQ E MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) FROM THE “AASHQAN E RASOOL” (PEACE BE UPON HIM), WHICH INSHA ALLAH BE THE CAUSE OF OUR “NIJAAT” ON THE ROOZAY QAYAMAT” (INSHA ALLAH).

      “YA RASOOL (PEACE BE UPON HIM) UNZUR HALANA”
      “YA HABIB ALLAH (PEACE BE UPON HIM) ISMAY QALANA”
      “INNANI FE BEHRE HUMIM MUGHRAKIN”
      “HUZ YADI SAHHILANA ISHQALANA”
      “YA RASOOL ALLAH” (PEACE BE UPON HIM)

      KHUDDAM E “MUHAMMAM E MUSTAFA” (PEACE BE UPON HIM) AND “AALE PAK E RASOOL ALLAH (PEACE BE UPON HIM).

      KAMI & FAMILY

  6. 7

    Mohammad s.a.w is the greatest reformer and we muslim can do anything for him………..inshallah

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    Muhammad Imaduddin Chishti Al-Qadri said,

    Dear All,

    can anyone send me complete literature of Moulana Abdul Rahman Jami in Farsi

    thanks,
    imad

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    muhammad naveed khan said,

    plz send all naats and other writings of moulana jami plz

  9. 10

    shahnawaz mantoo said,

    please send me the naats and poems of Jami

  10. 11

    I am interested in knowing more details of Hz Jami alai rehma

  11. 12

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  12. 13

    Salam Ali Kum, January 10th 2012 From Basel, Switzerland.

    First of all I loved this website and the information provided init is very informative i love it. And thank for sharing it to all of us.

    Could some one please send me atleat one copy book of Jami Ra. poetry collections in Farsi with Urdu translation, specially the Nath Tanam Farsooda Jan Para —- and all like that. kind—

    I would really appreciat that and thanks in advance.

    Shakeel Quadri.
    From Switzerland
    email. ajskrn@yahoo.com


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