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Advice From Ayatollah Bahjat

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Salaamun Alaykum

 

I will post something from another thread:

 

 

I also want to recount to you two stories I heard from Sheikh Dr Farrokh Sekaleshfar, both involving Ayatollah Bahjat  (ra). I might mix the 2 stories up a bit here with others, but even if they are not 100% accurate, the teaching is exactly the same, and they are the words of Ayatollah Bahjat, just mixed up. They were both seen first hand:

 

 

1. Dr Farrokh asked Aya Bahjat: which dhikr is most useful for a mubtadi/beginner in sayr wa suluk. He replied istikhar.

 

2. Dr Farrokh regularly tried to sit near Aya Bahjat when he came into Lady Masumah shrine. A man was in Lady Masumah shrine in the place where Aya Bahjat sat. One of Aya's helpers asked the man to move: he said "Agha is coming". The man replied- I don't care who is coming! The helper told him it was Aya Bahjat, but again, there seemed to be no response (the man did not know who he was!). Eventually Aya Bahjat came along, and the man sprung out of his seat on seeing his noble and mesmerising face. He said: Mr Bahjat, or Bihjat, whatever your name is! I am having some problems in my life, give me a remedy. Aya Bahjat simply told him: recite istikhar... if all your problems don't go away, know it is due to 2 reasons: you didn't recite it enough or you didn't recite it with presence of heart.

 

 

 

If we recite it with presence of the heart, then it will certainly have a great effect on us: insh'Allah we will have a spiritual revolution through this noble invocation

 

All these were first hand experiences of Dr farrokh

 

 

 

May Allah make us of the true repenters

 

 

Wasalaam

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Salaamun Alaykum

 

I will post something from another thread:

 

 

I also want to recount to you two stories I heard from Sheikh Dr Farrokh Sekaleshfar, both involving Ayatollah Bahjat  (ra). I might mix the 2 stories up a bit here with others, but even if they are not 100% accurate, the teaching is exactly the same, and they are the words of Ayatollah Bahjat, just mixed up. They were both seen first hand:

 

 

1. Dr Farrokh asked Aya Bahjat: which dhikr is most useful for a mubtadi/beginner in sayr wa suluk. He replied istikhar.

 

2. Dr Farrokh regularly tried to sit near Aya Bahjat when he came into Lady Masumah shrine. A man was in Lady Masumah shrine in the place where Aya Bahjat sat. One of Aya's helpers asked the man to move: he said "Agha is coming". The man replied- I don't care who is coming! The helper told him it was Aya Bahjat, but again, there seemed to be no response (the man did not know who he was!). Eventually Aya Bahjat came along, and the man sprung out of his seat on seeing his noble and mesmerising face. He said: Mr Bahjat, or Bihjat, whatever your name is! I am having some problems in my life, give me a remedy. Aya Bahjat simply told him: recite istikhar... if all your problems don't go away, know it is due to 2 reasons: you didn't recite it enough or you didn't recite it with presence of heart.

 

 

 

If we recite it with presence of the heart, then it will certainly have a great effect on us: insh'Allah we will have a spiritual revolution through this noble invocation

 

All these were first hand experiences of Dr farrokh

 

 

 

May Allah make us of the true repenters

 

 

Wasalaam

 

What is istikhar? Do you mean istikhara or istighfar? 

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On the day of the martyrdom of Lady Fatima (AS) a person came up to Ayatollah Bahjat and said, "I send my condolences to you on the martyrdom of Sayeda Zahra (AS) as they slapped her." 

 

Ayatollah Bahjat said: "Even now, today, they slap Sayeda Zahra (AS)." 

 

The man asked, "How are they slapping Sayeda Zahra (AS) until today?" 

 

Ayatollah Bahjat replied, "Every Shia woman who does not wear the hijab is slapping Sayeda Zahra (AS) in her face." 

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(salam) 

 

The value of ablution and purification

Sayyid Quddas states, “One day, I went to the house of Sheikh Bahjat a few minutes before the start of the class, and I found a sheikh sitting there. Sheikh Bahjat was paying him a special attention. A few minutes later, the sheikh said, ‘This man does not go to bed before performing his ablution. Even if he woke up several times during the night, he would still perform the ablution every time he woke up."

 

(wasalam) 

 

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^ There is a book about Ayatullah Bahjat RA that contains some of his teachings, instructions, lessons and tales. See the book Uswat Al-Aarifeen: A Look at the Life of Ayatullah Bahjat http://www.al-islam.org/uswat-al-aarifeen-look-life-ayatullah-bahjat-yasin-t-al-jibouri

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[Eng Subtitles] - In the Memory of Ayatollah Bahjat [r]

The Noble Ones - Ayatullah Bahjat:

Ayatollah Bahjat - ماه دل - آیت الله بهجت - با صدای سراج

Ayatollah Bahjat responds to Questions on Spiritual Elevation - ENG Subs:

محراب بهجت

Ayatullah Bahjat - Prophet Adam (as) and Silence [ENG] | الشيخ بهجت - أقلل كلامك

 

Ayatullah Bahjat and some moral advice:

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(bismillah) 

(salam) 

 

Tribute to Muḥammad Taqī Bahjat Arifin (رحمه الله)  

 

He was known as Bahjat al-‘Aarifin (the splendour of the Gnostics) and profusely emanated the light of devotion, such that lovers throughout the world were fascinated by his noble spirit. He was well-known for his absorption in prayer, where the true munajat (mutual whispering) between the lover and the Beloved is clearly revealed. In most cases, the awe and veneration of the Infinite would apparently overcome him and he would weep from the depths of his heart in prayer.

 

Although the world came to know him after a long period of his life of splendour, this elevated spirit was known to enjoy great stations of spiritual perfection since his youth. He personified religion in both its exoteric as well as esoteric dimensions. Exoterically he revealed his brilliance as a faqih (referral authority in Divine laws), and esoterically he exhibited the splendour of an absorbed mystic in the alley of the beloved. One of the significant things which powerfully emanated from that great ‘aarif was his steadfastness on the path of the only Beloved. The Holy Qur’an says: “Indeed those who say our Lord is Allah, and then are steadfast, angels descend on them saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive good news of the garden which you were promised…” (41:30)

 

Some of his spiritual teachings to those thirsty in pursuing the path of spiritual development are as follows.

 

1- There is no litany [ dhikr - word of remembering God] more exalted then the litany of action; and there is no litany of action higher than abandoning sin in [one’s] beliefs and acts of devotion. And apparently, abandoning sin in the absolute sense without continual self-vigilance cannot take place.

 

2- Among the dictums of ‘Ali [as] is: “Know that every action of yours is according to your prayer (salat).” You must protect your five times daily prayer in the beginning of their times and with total inclination to Him (Almighty is He), and God-willing you will not lose felicity.

 

3- We must deal with [the holy] traditions and read them, for [the] cure is in them.

 

4- If a person realizes the purpose of creation, he would find it extremely sweet to [die as a martyr and] be restored back to life seventy times.

 

5- The prayer of night (salat al-layl) is the key to occasions of Divine succour (tawfiqaat)

 

6- It is these very supererogatory (mustahabb) acts that make the human being attain a great station.

 

7- The reason why we are left behind is our consumption of doubtful wealth; and doubtful wealth brings about doubts and ambiguity.

 

8- God knows when a human being send greetings to Muhammad and his progeny (i.e. recites salawat) one time and gifts that to the deceased soul, what kind of meaning, form and reality it has!

 

 

(wasalam)

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A question by someone to Sheikh Bahjat about a figure referred in the Irfani school.

Question: Is Muhyi al-Deen Ibn Arabi a deviant and a deviator (dhal mudhil)?

Answer: This question should have been asked to Syed Muhammad Kadhim al-Yazdi (rh), who was undecided on this issue and did not decree that he is a disbeliever, with everything that prevented him doing so from piety (?). Of course, it is not possible for us to follow Ibn Arabi and his likes, and taking their opinions and acting based upon that everything he said is the truth. Rather, it is upon us to follow the Prophets (as) and the Successors (as) in our beliefs and our actions and to be with them. But we can not say that these people are Kuffar and it is not permissible to marry them, because they used to pray and fast, and their words are up for interpretation, like Bayazeed al-Bastaami, and Junayd from the people of eccentricity. On a broader note, our stance from those whom we do not have knowledge of what their situation was, and do not know what their punishment was, we are agreeance with everyone that is in support of Ahlul Bayt (as), and we oppose everyone who opposed them. In any case, it is upon us to follow the Thaqalayn, and the Thaqalayn are a reference for all Muslims.

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Sorry this is not English. A documentary Al-Abd about Ayatollah Bahjat RA (No English subtitles)

Ayatollah Bahjat - Al-Abd - part 1 مستند العبد، آيت الله بهجت

Ayatollah Bahjat - Al-Abd - part 2 مستند العبد، آيت الله بهجت

Ayatollah Bahjat - Al-Abd - part 3 مستند العبد، آيت الله بهجت

Ayatollah Bahjat - Al-Abd - part 4 مستند العبد، آيت الله بهجت

Ayatollah Bahjat - Al-Abd - part 5 مستند العبد، آيت الله بهجت

Ayatollah Bahjat - Al-Abd - part 6 مستند العبد، آيت الله بهجت

Ayatollah Bahjat - Al-Abd - part 7 مستند العبد، آيت الله بهجت

 

 

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"...To look at the face of an Alim is an Ibadat..."

Said the Prophet (S): "Surely to look at the Ka'bah is an Ibadat, and to look at the parents is an Ibadat, and to look at the Quranic text without even reading it is an Ibadat, and to look at the face of an Alim is an Ibadat, and to look at Aal-e-Mohammad (A) is an Ibadat."

Reference: Man La Yahzarah ul-Faqeeh, by Shaykh Sudooq, Volume 2, Page 205

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