Why People often make objections on the word Ganjj Bakhsh

This is a very famous Persian verse of Syedna Khawja Muin-ud-Din Chishti Ajmeri:

Ganjj Bakhsh Faizay Alam Mazharay Nooray Khuda
(The divisor of treasures ,the one from whom the world gains (spiritual benefit),the manifestation of God’s Nuur i.e light )

Naaqisan Ra Peeray Kaamil, Kaamilan Ra Rehnuma
(He is the perfect guide for the imperfect ones and those who have been perfect he can even guide those ones)

People often make objections on the word Ganjj Bakhsh and say that the divisor of treasures (both spiritual and material) is Allah. Therefore, it is not right to say someone Ganjj Bakhsh. Actually they just make baseless accusations. Since when we say Syedna Ali bin Usman Al Hajvery RA as Ganjj Bakhsh or Daata Saahib we don’t mean that he is the absolute authority. We mean that Allah is the absolute authority and He has given countless authorities to Seal of Prophets, our beloved Muhammad SAW as mentioned in Sahi Bukhari by Him:

I am the divisor and Allah bestows

The point to be noted is that there isn’t specification of anything i.e. Seal of Prophets Syedna Muhammad SAW is divisor of everything by the grace of Allah.

All the Muslim Mystics and Saints are taking benefit from Seal of Prophets Syedna Muhammad SAW and conveying that benefit to masses. In this sense Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Al-Hajveri’s title of Ganjj Bakhsh is justified. Although there are other reasons as well which we find in books about his biography. Everybody have people around him called by their names as Raziq, Khaliq, Maalik, Noor, Akbar, Muhammad so we must understand that we are not calling Allah Almighty when we are calling a human being His creature named as Akbar or Siddique-e-Akbar, Azam or Farooq-e-Azam etc.

Second objection is that Peer-e-Kaamil is Seal of Prophets Syedna Muhammad SAW so, this title doesn’t suit anyone else. This objection is due to the fact that people are unaware of the meaning of Peer. Peer is one who trains one in piety and spiritualism. He trains one in such a way so as to stick to the right path firmly until one reaches to the pleasant and blessed presence of Syedna Muhammad SAW. A Peer is meant to make his Murid a strict follower of Sharia’h and Sunnat. Not everyone can get direct access by himself to the blessed presence of Syedna Muhammad SAW because not everyone is protected from sins and worldly desires. To reach that blessed presence and to benefit spiritually from the Noblest of all creations and the Greatest among all the creations, Seal of Prophets Syedna Muhammad SAW, one needs a guide who may train one spiritually and religiously. That guide is called Peer.

I make it clear, suppose you have an intimate friend and someone approaches your friend and asks him to forward his demand/application/appeal etc to you. Would you turn down such an application? No, you won’t, because the applications from beloved ones are not turned down. This makes clear, the importance of having a guide so that your connection with him (no matter how much weak it may be) may lead you to blessings.

May Allah Karim keep all of us loyal to His friends (Aulia Allah) and that may we all keep loving His friends. May Allah Karim make Syedna Ali Bin Usman Al Hajveri and Syedna Khawja Muin-ud-Din Chishti Ajmeri happy and pleased with us. May we get the spiritual and material blessings by both of them.

Only Allah Knows Best
Allah Bus Baqi Havas

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