Majlis e Mohammadi is a place where Holy Prophet is eternally present along with Ahl al-Bayt and sacred Companions to guide the Divine seekers. Sultan Bahoo completely believes in the ‘eternal existence’ of the Holy Prophet.
Muslim Always believes in Majlis e Mohammadi (Mohammadan Assembly)
Therefore, Sultan Bahoo said;
How can one be a faithful or Muslim who does not believe in eternal existence of the Holy Prophet. Undoubtedly, such a person is lair, faithless and a hypocrite, whoever he is. As, the Holy Prophet said;
اَلْکِذَّابُ لَا اُمَّتِیْ
Meaning: A liar does not belong to my umma. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
Denier of Sacred Assembly
- He has no respect in both the worlds who does not believe in the life of Holy Prophet. Moreover, he denies the eternal life of the Prophet whose faith Satan confiscates. In addition, such person has dark inward. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)
- Listen! One who does not believe in the eternal life of the Holy Prophet, his faith is confiscated. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
Iqbal’s Belief in Majlis e Mohammadi
Allama Iqbal the thinker and poet of the East has stated the eternal existence of the Holy Prophet in Majlis e Mohammadi as follows:
I have complete faith that Prophet Mohammad is alive. Moreover, the people of this age can also get beneficence by his company like the sacred Companions. But presently, the expression of such convictions would be unpleasant for several minds. That is why, I remain silent. (A letter to Niaz-ud-Din Khan-“Fitrak-e-Rasool-7”)
The Teachings of Sultan Bahoo about the Majlis e Mohammadi
Most Elevated Spiritual Stations
He said that the Deedar e Elahi (Divine vision) and eternal presence in Majlis e Mohammadi are two highest spiritual stations. Furthermore, there is no higher spiritual station than Divine vision and Majlis e Mohammadi.
In fact, Majlis e Mohammadi still exists today, as it used to be in the times of his Companions.
Importance of Majlis e Mohammadi
Perhaps there is no writing of Sultan Bahoo in which he has not mentioned the Majlis e Mohammadi. On the path to Divine Reality, seekers get the blessings of eternal presence in Majlis e Mohammadi (Mohammadan Assembly). Moreover, the Holy Prophet guides and helps him to cover the stages of the gnosis of Allah.
Ism e Allah Zaat (The Personal Name of Allah) is the Physical form of the Prophet
While explaining Bismillah, Ahmad Yaar Khan Naeemi writes in “Tafsir-e-Naeemi”:
Ism e Allah Zaat (The Personal Name of Allah) is the physical form of the Holy Prophet.
How to achieve presence in Majlis e Mohammadi (Mohammadan Assembly)?
Sultan Bahoo said:
One can achieve presence in the Mohammadan Assembly through the contemplation of The Personal Name of Allah and Ism e Mohammad.
Ism e Allah of Sacred Companions
The explanation of this extract is that, for the Companions, his sacred face was the Personal Name of Allah. Moreover, his sacred self was Ism e Mohammad. Therefore, they did not need anything else to get the Divine guidance. So, his sacred company was enough for them. But how do the seekers of Allah of this age get guidance from their Prophet? Now, the only way to access to Majlis e Mohammadi (Mohammadan Assembly) is the contemplation of the Personal Name of Allah and Ism e Mohammad. However, it is compulsory to gain it from the one who has permission of the Prophet to grant it.
According to Sultan Bahoo:
شد مطالب دیدن رو مصطفیٰ
شد حضوری غرق فی اللہ باخدا
Explanation: One achieves his objectives by the privilege of beholding the sacred countenance of Prophet Mohammad. Moreover, he reaches at the station of Divine presence and Oneness with Allah. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
Requirements for getting Presence in Majlis e Mohammadi (Mohammadan Assembly)
A seeker does not qualify for the presence in Majlis e Mohammadi unless becomes spiritually elevated by performing four invocation. Moreover, he should have performed four kinds of meditation and four kinds of concentration.
First is the declining invocation (Zikr e Zawal). On the commencement of this invocation, all the major and minor creations incline towards the reciter. A lot of disciples and seekers perform this invocation. However, when it reaches its peak, most of the seekers leave it because of spiritual demotion. Hence, they say:
“We repent thousand times from such invocation”. Only that true seeker remains steadfast who purely seek gnosis and Divine union.
Second is the eternal invocation (Zikr e Kamal). Moreover, it is invocation of marvels. From the outset of this invocation, all the angels run towards the reciter. Therefore, armies of angels gather around him. The twin recording angels Kiraman Katibin give him inspirations about every good and bad and keep him away from sins.
Invocation of Divine Union
When eternal invocation reaches its end, consequently the third invocation starts. It is the invocation of Divine union (Zikr e Visal). This invocation takes the seeker to the assembly of Prophets and Saints esoterically. Most importantly, he gets Divine union.
Invocation of Spiritual States
When the seeker gets complete unification, the fourth invocation begins. It is the invocation of spiritual states (Zikr e Ahwal). While performing this invocation, the seeker gets blessings of the theophanies of light of the Divine Essence. Moreover, he anihilates in Allah and becomes immortal with Him. After crossing these four levels of invocation, the seeker becomes eligible for the presence in the Majlis e Mohammadi. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
ہر کرا از دل کشاید چشم نور
شد حضوری مصطفیٰ رست از غرور
Explanation: The person, whose inward eye gets enlightenment, he gets rid of arrogance. Resultantly, he achieves the presence in Majlis e Mohammadi. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
There are other features of the Mohammadan Assembly. As the Prophet outwardly speaks to worldly people with his physical body while inwardly he keeps conversing with spiritual people. When he moves his lips, the worldly people think that he is discoursing with them. While the spiritual people consider that, he is talking to them. Learned are amazed of it. However, the reality is that he converses with Allah-the Compassionate. His sacred being is pure of the inciting innerself, which has worried Satan who is the friend of it. BayazidBastami said:
“I have been talking to Allah for thirty years but the worldly people think I am talking to them. While the spiritual ones think I am addressing them.” (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
No one can find Mohammadan Assembly by Superficial Devotions
Thus, the seeker can never find presence in the Mohammadan Assembly by the superficial devotions and recitals. No matter, he continues performing hard mystic exercises throughout his life. As only, the perfect spiritual guide grants permission on the esoteric path. In fact, he has the command over his innerself.
Responsibility of True Muslim
You must know that a nation follows its leader. Therefore, a true Muslim is the one who follows Prophet Mohammad completely. Moreover, he reaches the sacred assembly following his every step. I am surprised at the people who do not know the way to have the presence in the Mohammadan Assembly. Furthermore, they do not even seek it from the perfect Mystics due to their conceit, immodesty, arrogance and egoism. In fact, the foolish people get jealous of the seeker blessed with presence in the Mohammadan Assembly. They are jealous of him. Thus, such people are absolutely beasts.
Whosoever does so, the Holy Prophet does not approve and resultantly cannot be called a faithful or even a Muslim. He can never be a Fakir, Dervish or a religious scholar. Therefore, never consider him the follower of Prophet Mohammad. The spiritual company of the Holy Prophet is the secret of righteousness. This secret discloses when one return to its origin.
As it is a Hadith:
اَلنِّھَایَۃُ ھُوَ الرَّجُوْعُ اِلَی الْبِدَایَۃِ
Meaning: Returning to the origin is the final level. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
Returning to Origin blesses Mohammadan Assembly
The manifestation of the Divine Reality began from the revelation of the Mohammadan light. Therefore, all the creatures came into being from this. Hence, the ‘origin’ is the Mohammadan light. Therefore, to return to the origin is the completion and perfection. This is what, is meant by the presence of the Mohammadan Assembly and this is actually the secret of guidance. The one, who neither acknowledges it nor seeks it, cannot be a follower of the Holy Prophet.
Ignorant cannot stay in Mohammadan Assembly
The Holy Prophet said:
مَنْ رَاٰنِیْ فَقَدْ رَایَ الْحَقِّ فَاِنَّ الشَّیْطٰنَ لَا یَتَمَثَّلُ بِیْ
Meaning: Whoever beheld me, no doubt, he actually beheld me because Satan can never take my form.
If the true seeker who has been blessed with the presence and servitude in the Mohammadan Assembly. When he requests for the solution of any of his worldly or religious problems, then the Prophet resolve it. Moreover, the sacred Companions also pray for him. Even then, if that problem is not resolved, then what could be the reason? That seeker of Allah must know that he has not reached the level of perfection yet. Moreover, he is still progressing spiritually. He has not attained freedom from his desires, which are creating hurdles for him. However, he gets esoterically a blessing as a substitute of his request, which makes him happy.
Therefore, congratulations to him on his progress towards the closeness to Allah. If the seeker is ignorant or has desires of this carcass world, then he is ousted from the assembly. Alternatively, his spiritual ranks are confiscated. When the esoteric and exoteric selves of a seeker become one, he get elevation, which is beyond all station. The reality of the Mohammadan Assembly reveals upon the seekers who have reached the Divine Oneness. Moreover, they have become one with the One. (Shams-ul-Arifeen)
Never Keep Doubt about Mohammadan Assembly
The person who has the vision of the Holy Prophet gets elevated to the station of a favourite Saint. Moreover, he may be elevated to station of a Mystic or becomes a majdhub, a beloved or a veiled reprobate. The secret is that when he enters the Mohammadan Assembly, he must not doubt it. Because this assembly is like a heaven where discussion about Quran, Hadith, invocation and Divinity is everlasting.
Mohammadan Assembly is like a Touchstone
One gets either the rank of beloved or a reprobate from this assembly. It is because; Mohammadan Assembly is like a touchstone, which distinguished the truth from falsehood. If the person is insincere and a liar, his insincerity and lie are exposed on entering the assembly. Moreover, if he is sincere and true, that gets verification. Therefore, the being of the true seeker converts into the Divine light on seeing this assembly. Hence, he gets eternal presence in it. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)