Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki's Salat al Janaza

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    Sayr al-Aqtāb reports that when the great Qutb’s Janāza was prepared for the Salāt al-Janāza, there was a huge presence of high-ranking Awliya and distinguished Khulafah. Hazrat Mawlana Abu-Sa’īd [رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ‎] announced, “Hazrat Sayyiduna Khwaja Qutb al-Dīn Bakhtiyār Kākī [رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ‎] gave instructions before his demise that the person who will perform his Salāt al-Janāza must be the one who has
    1. Never committed any Harām act,
    2. Never missed the Sunnah of ’Asr and;
    3. Never missed the Takbīr-e-Ola of the Fard Jamā’ah Salah
    After this announcement there was absolute silence and a wait for a long period. No one dared to go forward to lead the Salāh.

    When a considerable time passed by, the pious King, Sultan Shams al-Dīn Altamash [رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ‎] moved forward crying and led the Salāt al-Janāza.

    After the Salāh, the pious King wept bitterly and said to his departing beloved Murshid; “O my Master! You left this world by exposing my secret that I hid from the public for years”. This pious King extremely loved his Murshid and was very much attached to him. He was so overwhelmed with sadness that he could not bear the departure of his beloved Shaykh and passed away the same year, 5 months later on the same date as his Murshid, "14th" [Sha’bān 635]. The pious King and Walī of Allah was laid to rest besides the famous Qutb Minār near the Mazār of his Murshid.

    -Akhbār al-Akhyār, Shaykh Muhaddith Dehlawī


    Note: Takbīr-e-Ola is the first Takbir ‘Allāhu Akbar’ the Imām reads when commencing the Salāh.
     
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