Khwaja Mahmoud al-Anjir al-Faghnawi ق
If I repeat Your Name, it is not because I fear forgetfulness.
But the mention of it on my tongue is the happiness of dhikr.
Il était un Maître du cœur duquel jaillissait l'Eau de la Connaissance et de la Sagesse. Son cœur a été poli par l'Effet Divin, faisant de lui l'un des meilleurs des Élus, purifié de toutes les ténèbres et de la misère, et translucide comme du cristal.
Il est né dans le village d'Anjir Faghna, à cinq kilomètres de Boukhara. Dans sa jeunesse, il travaillait dans le bâtiment. Il a consacré sa vie à guider les gens vers la présence d'Allah. Il fut le premier dans la lignée des Maîtres de Sagesse (Khwajagan) à introduire la méthode du dhikr fort en accord avec les besoins de l'époque et selon les conditions des chercheurs. Lorsqu'on lui a demandé pourquoi il utilisait le dhikr fort, il a répondu: "Pour réveiller le dormeur."
The Acceptability of Loud Dhikr
One day Khwaja Mahmoud attended a scholarly gathering and Shaikh Shams al-Halwani said to the Shaikh Hafiz ad-Din, an authority in external knowledge, to ask Shaikh Mahmoud Faghnawi why he was doing loud Dhikr. Shaikh Mahmoud Faghnawi said, “it is the best Dhikr to awaken an outsider from his state of slumber and to attract the attention of the heedless so that he direct himself towards Allah following the shaikh who is making Dhikr, straighten himself on the Way, and make his repentance to Allah a pure one, which is the key to all good and happiness. If your intention is correct you will find the authority to use the loud Dhikr.”
Shaikh Hafiz ad-Din asked him to clarify to him just who is permitted and allowed to practice the loud dhikr, in order to justify the practice to those who opposed it. He said “the loud Dhikr is for anyone who wishes to reach the state of purifying his tongue from lying and backbiting, and free his private actions from committing what is forbidden, and clean his heart from pride and the love of fame.”
One day the Shaikh Ali Ramitani ق, said that a man saw Khidr and asked him, “Tell me where I can find someone that is keeping the Shari`a of the Prophet ﷺ and the Straight Path, in order that I may follow him.” He said, “that one whom you are seeking is Shaikh Mahmad al-Anjir al-Faghnawi.”
It is said that Shaikh Mahmoud walked on the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the station of Knowledge of God (ma`rifa) et il était aussi sur les traces de Sayiddina Musa dans la gare de Kalimullah, la station de Celui qui parle avec Allah.
Shaikh Mahmoud radiated his knowledge from his masjid, which he built in the village of Wabiqni, close to Bukhara. He passed away in the village of Qilit, near Bukhara, on the 17th of Rabi’ul Awwal, in the year 717 H. He passed the secret of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order to his khalif, Ali ar-Ramitani ق.