Ḥaḍrat Ḥājī Khair Muḥammad ʿAbbāsī Naqshbandī Bakhshī Ṭāhirī raḥmatu’llāhi ʿalayhi was a venerable saint and Ṣūfī of the Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Order in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
He was born in a town called Abrāl, Thatta district, Sindh, Pakistan. At young age, he was initiated into the Naqshbandī Order by Shaykh ʿAbd al-Ghaffār Faḍlī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī, mostly renowned as Pīr Mitthā, of Raḥmatpur, Lārkānū, Sindh. Lārkānū is in Northern Sindh, so Ḥājī Khair Muḥammad often visited and stayed with his shaykh from his home town Abrāl, situated in Southern Sindh. He received spiritual training and blessings from his shaykh for some years.
His first encounter with the Naqshbandī Sufism was his meeting with a renowned deputy of his shaykh, named Ḥājī Muḥammad ʿAlī Bozdār, who passed through his village while preaching the spiritual path in the rural Sindh. Ḥājī Bozdār was himself a renowned saint who spread his masters’ brotherhood into far flung areas of Southern Sindh, to places where no other preacher had ever gone before. He was a simplistic man, yet full of spiritual powers. Ḥājī Bozdār took him to his shaykh, and he soon became one of the beloved disciples of his shaykh Pīr Mitthā.
A strange miracle
He was engaged to his cousin. However, his uncle refused to marry his daughter with him because of him becoming a follower of Pīr Mitthā. Being sad and agitated, he left for Lārkānū and reached there by train, considering not to return to his home town ever again. The very next day, his uncle arrived there, seemingly in a rush, and asked him to return and marry his daughter. When asked why had he travelled so far in such a short time, his uncle told that the day you left, I was asleep in the night that Pīr Mitthā came to me (in dream). He started beating me with a stick very harshly, and said: Why have you refused to marry your daughter with my disciple? When I woke up, all my body was swollen and signs of beating were evident all over it. I could not even lie down and felt pain in all the limbs. So I rushed to you and did not sleep on my way, fearing to be beaten up again.
After the death of his shaykh in December 1964, he renewed his initiation with his shaykh’s chief deputy and successor Khwāja Allāh-Bakhsh ʿAbbāsī Ghaffārī and continued his spiritual journey. Because of his extraordinary spiritual aptitude, he was soon made a deputy by the shaykh (approximately in 1967). Continue reading