Uwaysi Silsila

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There is a misconception among the people that Owaisi are offspring of Hazrat Khuwaja Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu).The offspring of Quraish are called Quraishim the offspring of Banu Hashim are Hashmi. The offspring of Hazrat Siddique e Akbar (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) is called Siddique. The offspring of Hazrat Umar Farooq (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) is called Farooqi. In the same way people believe Owaisi are offspring of Hazrat Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) which is wrong.

Hazrat Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) devoted his all life to the worship of Allah. He didn't marry in his life so he had no children. You remained away from the people and kept your self hidden. He had a promise with Allah to keep him hidden on the judgment day. He accepted Islam without any one's preaching. No one had to convince him to accept Islam. He accepted Islam deliberately.

When Islam was lighting the world and illuminated Yaman. Hazrat Owais Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) without any one efforts accepted Islam as true religion and your heart said that Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him) is Allah's Prophet and the true guide. You not only believed Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him) the prophet but also found a great love for him within your heart. You became one of the fine followers of Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him). Allah directly illuminated your heart with the light of Islam and your love for Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him) increased. Allah and his prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him) only knew the feelings of Hazrat Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu). Therefore, Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him) often said towards Yemen that.

"I smell (feel) Rehman from Yemen"

Hazrat Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) is the founder of Silsila e Owaisiah. It is due to your sunnat a term "Owaisia" is used in Sufism that means to be blessed a degree of Wilayat from Allah without the guide of spiritual saint (peer). The above is a quotation of Hazrat Khuwaja Muhammad Parsa (Rehmat Ullah Ale). (Risala e Qudsiya).The Ulmas and mashaikh have the views regarding that. Hazrat Shaikh Fareed Urdin (Rehmat Ullah Ale) narrated in 'Gulzar e Abrar' that "Owaisi are those Aulia who are not guided by peer because they are directly given the guidance by Rasool Allah (Blessing and peace be upon him) like Hazrat Owais e Qarni who was guided without any apparent guide. Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah explained the term Owaisia as follows in the book 'Hamaat'.

Sisila-e-Owaisiah is attributed with the deep lover of Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him) Madani, Taoss Yamni Hazrat Khuwaja Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu). In Tasawuf the term 'Nisbat e Owaisia'h means a kind of relation with a person without an apparent meeting. The peson who wants to make this spiritual relation meets the desired person in a dream or by Muraqba (mediation). Following are the other explanations of Silsila e Owaisiah.

  1. 1.One who attends the status Wali by following Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him)
  2. 2.One who gets the Faiz (spirituality) through Hazrat Khizr (Ale Salam)
  3. 3.One who was guided by a Kamil (absolute accomplished) that was blessed Wilayat without middle source.
  4. 4.One who has faith in saint of Silsila e Owaisiah.

Hazrat Sultan Ul Ashqeen had a Muraqba and found Hazrat Khuwaja Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu). Hazrat took bait of Hazrat Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) and Hazrat Owais e Qarni (Razi Ala Tal'la Anhu) blessed him with the same spiritual power that he had. Sultan Ul Tarkeen Hazrat Khuwaja Muhakam Ud din Seyrani (Rehmat Ula'aleh) had affection and deep respect for Sultan Ul Ashqeen (Rehmat Ula'aleh) and Hazrat Khizar (Ale Salam), therefore, Hazrat Khizr blessed Hazrat Khuwaja Muhakam Ud din Seyrani (Rehmat Ula'aleh). Hazrat Khuwaja Muhakam Ud din Seyrani (Rehmat Ula'aleh) strived to follow Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him) in his every bit of life therefore he was guided and supported by the presence of Hazrat Muhammad (Blessing and peace be upon him)

Silsila e Owaisiah is based on the principles of 'Hosh Waram', 'Khilwat' and 'Anjman'(that all are defined below).

'Hosh warm' is and active principle in silsila-e-Naqshbandia is well. It means that human should be in touch with Allah all the time, He should not forget his Allah Almighty even for an instance. Khilwat and Anjuman means that physically a human may look busy with his fellows around him but spiritually he is apart from them. Means physically he may look mingle with every one but actually he is alone.

Hazrat Shah Jalal ud Din Muhammad Jafri Owaisi quoted a hadees in his book which is translated below."Be among people physically but apart from them spiritually".

The summary of the above discussion is that the person who is blessed by Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Salat O Salam), Hazrat Khizar (Ale Salam) or any blessed saints of Islam, is Owaisi. All the Mureed (members) of Silsila-e-Owaisiah are Owaisi.