Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

will be considered a complete meal. Now, if that person eats in Saarī too, then he would be considered to have eaten twice that day. Nowadays, the Jamā’at of alāt-ul-Maghrib is often delayed in Masājid during the sacred month of Ramadan. Listen to the ascetic manner in which A’lā arat, Imām Amad Razā Khān عَـلَيْهِ رَحْمَةُ الـرَّحْمٰن would perform his Saarī and Ifārī.

Eating once and fasting

The honourable Shaykh Muhammad usayn Sahib Mīraĥī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated, ‘I once attended I’tikāf from the 20th of Ramadan. When A’lā arat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه came to the Masjid, he said, ‘I also wish to perform I’tikāf, but I cannot find time (due to my religious responsibilities).’ At last, on the 26th of Ramadan, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه also joined in I’tikāf.’ Maulānā Muhammad usayn Mīraĥī goes onto say, ‘Although A’lā arat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه would break his fast with a few dates, he was not seen eating any meal. At Saarī, a small bowl of Firnī (a sweet dish) and that of Cha (a sauce) would be served to him, and he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه would eat them. One day, I asked him, ‘Your honour! What is the combination between Firnī and Chanī?’ He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه replied, ‘It is a Sunnaĥ to begin and end the meal with salt; this is why the Chanī is served.’ (Ḥayāt-e-A’lā Ḥaḍrat, vol. 1, pp. 41)

سُـبْحٰـنَ الـلّٰــه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! The reviver of Sunnaĥ, Sayyidī A’lā arat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه used to eat a salty sauce before and after the sweet dish to act upon Sunnaĥ. To eat a little salt or a salty sauce before and after eating food protects against seventy diseases.

Yā Ilāĥī عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Mujĥ ko bĥī kar bĥūk kī na’mat ‘aṭā

Az ufayl-e-Sayyidī-o-Murshidī Aḥmad Razā رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه

For the sake of my spiritual master, Imām Amad Razā رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه

Bless me with the favour of hunger, O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ!


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