DO YOU know what are those Secrets that were given by Shaykh Muhammad al-Baqi Billah (qs) to his successor Mujaddid Alf ath-Thani Shaykh Imam Rabbani Ahmad Sirhindi al-Faruqi (qs) and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and so on?
Those secrets are the Lataif Secrets. The Lataif secret was given from the spiritual heart of Prophet Muhammad (SWS) to his beloved successor Sayyidina Abu Bakr (r) and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and so on.
The Holy Prophet (SWS) said:
“Never was anything revealed to me that I did not pour into the heart of Abu Bakr.”
“Abu Bakr does not precede you because of much prayer or fasting, but because of a (Lataif/Subtle) secret that is in his heart.”
Whereas the Haqiqat (Essence) secret was given from the spiritual heart of Prophet Muhammad (SWS) to his only one distinguished spiritual deputy successor Imam Shah e-Mardan Ali Ibn Abi Talib (kw) and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and then to his successor, and so on.
And those two Heavenly Secrets, i.e Lataif (Subtle) and Haqiqat (Essence) secrets, are united in the blessed pure heart of Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq. Then those united secrets was passed on from the spiritual heart of Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a) to his successor Musa al-Kazim, then to his successor Ali al-Rida, then to his successor Muhammad al-Taqi al-Jawad, then to his successor Ali al-Hadi al-Naqi, then to his successor Hasan al-Askari.
And besides to his successor Muhammad al-Taqi al-Jawad, Imam Ali al-Rida also passed on those two United Heavenly Secrets to Bayazid al-Bistami (r). Bayazid al-Bistami (r) is spiritually connected with Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq, and physical connected with Imam Ali al-Rida.
Then those two United Heavenly Secrets was passed on from the spiritual heart of Bayazid al-Bistami to:
Abu’l Hassan Ali al-Kharqani, then to
Abu Ali al-Farmadi, who was also the spiritual guide of Hujjatul Islam Imam al-Ghazali, then to
Abu Yaqub Yusuf al-Hamadani, then to
Abul Abbas al-Khidr, then to
Abdul Khaliq al-Ghujdawani, then to
Arif ar-Riwakri, then to
Khwaja Mahmoud al-Anjir al-Faghnawi, then to
Ali ar-Ramitani, then to
Muhammad Baba as-Samasi, then to
as-Sayyid Amir Kulal, then to
Muhammad Baha’uddin Shah Naqshband, then to
Ala’uddin al-Bukhari al-Attar, then to
Yaqub al-Charkhi, then to
Ubaydullah al-Ahrar, then to
Muhammad az-Zahid, then to
Darwish Muhammad, then to
Muhammad Khwaja al-Amkanaki, then to
Muhammad al-Baqi bi-l-Lah, then to
Mujaddid Alf ath-Thani Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi, then to
his successor, and then to his successor, and so on.
All those holy men passed on those secrets only to Muslim saints.
Some of those Muslim saints follow organized spiritual order (tariqa)
And some others of them do not follow any organized tariqa.
Even so, their hearts are always connected with Shah e-Mardan
Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (kw). He is the leader of the Satria Piningit.
“Shah” means Leader or King, “Mardan” means “Brave Men” or “Warrior”.
And the Javanese word “Satria Piningit” means “Hidden Spiritual Knights”.
The Hidden Spiritual Knights are not physically hidden,
But Allah Almighty covers their real spiritual stations (maqomat)
because they all are the beloved servants of God.
Like, for instance, Nabi al-Khidr (as), who was not physically hidden in
the time of Moses (as) but Allah conceals his real spiritual stations
Even Moses (as) will not recognize al-Khidr (as) as one of
His hidden saints, His “Satria Piningit”, if not have been informed by God.
“Awliyaee tahta qibaabee la ya`alamhum ghayree –
My saints are under My domes, no one knows (most of) them but Me.”
~ Hadith Qudsi
“If Allah would love his servant He would call Archangel Jibraeel (Gabriel) and tell him “I love this person, therefore love him.” And Jibraeel would love him and call out in the heavens “Allah loves this person, therefore love him.” And the inhabitants of the heavens would love him. Then he would be embraced by the people of this world.”
~ Sayyidina Muhammad SallAllahu a’layhi wa-sallam (Sahih Muslim)
Narrated Abu Hurayra (r): Allah’s Apostle (SWS) said, “Allah said, ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved things with which My slave comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (praying or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks Me, I will give him, and if he asks My protection (Refuge), I will protect him; (i.e. give him My Refuge) and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him.”
~ Sayyidina Muhammad (SWS) [Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 8, Book 76 #509]
Narrated Abu Hurayra (r): The Prophet (SWS) said, “If Allah loves a person, He calls Gabriel saying: ‘Allah loves so and so; O Gabriel, love him.’ Gabriel would love him, and then Gabriel would make an announcement among the residents of the Heaven, ‘Allah loves so-and-so, therefore, you should love him also.’ So, all the residents of the Heavens would love him and then he is granted the pleasure of the people of the earth.”
~ Sayyidina Muhammad (SWS) [Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73 #66]
“And hold firmly to the (spiritual ethereal) cord of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought (spiritually) your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And (ethereally) you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided.”
( Surat Aa’li I’mraan verse 103 )
“O ye who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with the truthful.”
( Surat At-Tawba verse 119 )