Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Majzoob who called himself rabbul alameen

This book arwah thalaathah aka Hikayate awliyah (or lessons and morals from awliyah) is a deobandi book enlisting lessons from the "awliyah " as per the deobandhi akabireen. . In summary this story contains a story about a 'majzoob' who used to call himself "Rabbul `Alameen (Lord of the worlds)"  The following passage from a lengthy story  is translated to show who the awliyah are for the deobandhi akabireen. 

Note: there are very ultra local urdu words in this passage. I will try my best to translate them so as to retain the original meaning of the sentence. Anyone who wants word to word may refer to the Urdu screenshots. 

Khan sahab narrated that there was a "Majzoob" who lived in Rampur who used to call himself "Rabbul `Alameen". The house he stayed in furnished a very fine bed upon which was spread a very elegant bedsheet and he used to sit on his bed with utmost elegance. Near the head-rest of this bed was a chauki (something like a flat box or platform) upon which his praying mat was spread. Afront the bed were some sacks spread and everything in the room was placed in an organized manner and tidiness was ensured such that we wouldn't find a speck of dirt in the dwelling .  He used to adorn himself with the poshest of clothes and was very jolly.

His sermons used to be very mesmerising such that it dare not happen that his tongue slips or he mutters. But most of the times his sermons used to be meaningless and worthless (word unclear).  During his sermons he used to at times do "Foo Foo Shoo Shoo"  He had a servant with him and his house used to be closed all the time.  If someone would come and knock the door thrice and recieved no reply then he would return but if the "Majzoob" wanted to invite someone in then he would ask his servant to open the door and his servant would have the guest remove his shoes outside and then he would place it in the shoe rack

So this guest would then present himself in front of the Majzoob and would narrate his need . The Majzoob had a rule that he used to often say/do "foo foo shoo shoo" towards the right side, left side, top and bottom. 

It was famously attributed to him that once to commit suicide he stabbed himself due to which his intestines came out. Upon seeing this his sister started crying. So seeing his crying sister he re-placed his intestines back in and the wound got healed (instantly). 

Once me and my uncle (i.e paternal aunty's husband) went to the Majzooba and as per his habit, he started " Foo Foo and Shoo Shoo" and then he said that on such and such time rabbul `alameen (addressing himself) wanted to meet rabbul `alameen and such happened and such and such and such and then he opened showed us his stomach where we could see a (stitched sort of) line from his chest to his belly button which showed that he did open himself up .