The Holy Prophet S.A.W. said,” Verily, ALLAH loves the (hidden)
devout, ALLAHconscious servants, who, if they are absent
are not missed, and if they are around are ignored, and
whose company is not sought. This, (in spite of the fact)
that their hearts are lamps of guidance that can remove
one from the depths of (spiritual) darkness". (lbn
Hazrath Shaikh Ahmed Badsha Peer R.A. belongs to that category of
Awliya Allah who is referred to as Majzoob (p I. majazib).
According to Hazrath Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir al Simnani
R.A., a majzoob is one whom ALLAH accepts for Himself and
selects him for the proximity of His court; (and) from His
Holiness sanctifies him, and bestows him with all bounties
of friendship without him having to have undergo great difficulty,
arduous effort or intensive searching.
The term "Majzoob" is derived from "jazb" which
means to be "absorbed" or "attracted'. The
wisdom behind this title of majzoob is to bring to the mind
the spiritual condition that a saint of this category finds
himself in. The Holy Prophet S.A.W. said: Practice dhikr
so excessively that people may regard you as insane. (Baihaqi)
The majzoob becomes "absorbed" in the dhikr of ALLAH, and
through the rapturous condition that is created in his heart
by virtue of the dhikr, he loses consciousness of himself.
When the nur of the dhikr begins to engulf the person and
overwhelms him, then like a cup that overflows, the physical
mind and body are "attracted" to the spiritual
world, and thus the majzoob is absorbed into the spiritual
world, while physically living in the earthly dimension.
A beloved one of ALLAH is empowered with remarkable abilities by
ALLAH, and using the spiritual energy that is acquired through
the dhikr of ALLAH and bestowed by ALLAH's grace, can perform
extraordinary feats. This remarkable spiritual ability is
mentioned in the Holy Quraan when the throne of Bisques
is brought to Hazrath Suleiman A.S. within the twinkling
of an eye. (27: 38-40)
The spiritual condition of Hazrath Badsha Peer was the same, and
all the talents end spiritual "super-human capabilities"
that are bestowed upon the Friends of ALLAH were found in
When ALLAH draws a majzoob into a dimension wherein he reaches a
Level of intimacy (uns) with ALLAH and thus becomes estranged
with himself and the rest of creation; an obvious consequence
is that his thinking and will are synchronized to the will
of ALLAH. In this condition the majzoob is exposed to "alma
al-amar" (the world of command) wherein whatever ALLAH
has willed to happen is seen by the majzoob. However, the
majzoob sees the Being behind the action (ALLAH) rather
than the act itself. He sees ALLAH in "action"
and thus becomes aware of what is to take place. Hazrath
Badsha Peer R.A. who was privy to this state would often
comment to people about events that were to take place.
And it would happen as he had foretold. Due to the fact
that a majzoob is so absorbed in the love of ALLAH. He forgets
to maintain his outward appearance. Hence some majazib are
in a state of undress, have long hair, Blood-shot eyes due
to lack of sleep. Their outward appearance creates a false
impression that they have lost their minds. However. not
every mad man is a majzoob and no majzoob is mad. Their
outward condition is not due to any mind-altering drugs
or insanity. On the contrary Lovers of ALLAH are intoxicated
by ALLAH-consciousness, whilst liars intoxicate themselves
The spiritual condition of Hazrath Badsha Peer R.A. was such that
when all the people would be fast asleep, this lover of
ALLAH would walk the streets of central Durban making the
dikhr of ALLAH at the top of his voice, and he would spend
the entire night in that condition.
My work is to weep in the remembrance (dhikr) of the Beloved. My
sleep is to be absorbed in the thought of the Beloved.
Hazrath Badsha Peer R.A. had reached a very advanced stage in suluk
(spiritual journey to ALLAH) before being absorbed in sukr
(spiritual intoxication), which suspended Hazrath's suluk.
His outward condition led many people to underestimate him
and as a result failed to achieve the spiritual benefits
from this personality until the arrival of Hazrath Soofie
Saheb R.A. Hazrath Mawlana Jalaaluddin Rumi says:-
"The secret of madness is the source of reason, A mature man
is insane for Love. The one who has his heart together ,Is
a thousand times stranger to himself."