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23. Rabi-ul-Awwal 1439
29 February 2012 Published in Blog
All Praises is due to Allāh Almighty SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, choicest Salāms and Salutations upon His Beloved Habīb, Sayyidunā Muhammadur-Rasūlullāh SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, his noble family, the illustrious Sahābah and distinguished Awliya Ridwanullahi Ta'ala Alaihim Ajma'een.

A rich store of information about Gawth al Aazam is conveniently available, to those familiar with the religious and spiritual tradition of Islam, in his names, his surnames, and the many titles conferred upon him by his devoted followers. It is not unusual for these to take up several lines in an Arabic manuscript, but let us start with the short form of His name:

O Ghaus! You hold a place of prominence ... Your feet are above others heads in eminence

..:: Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani ::..

Shaykh:

A term applied throughout the Islamic world to respected persons of recognized seniority in learning, experience and wisdom. Its basic meaning in Arabic is “an elder; a man over fifty years of age.” [The spellings Sheikh, Shaikh and Shaykh may also be encountered in English-language publications.]

‘Abd al-Qadir:

 
 
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