Hazrath Thameem-ul-Ansari(Kovalam Darga):

 

 

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem.
Mu'avvidhan Mu'Basmilan Mu'hamdhilan Mu'Salliyan-va-Mu'Sallima.
Na hamdahu wo nusalli 'ala Rasooolihil Kareem Sal-lal-lahu alaihi wo Sallam. Allahumma Salle 'ala Syedina Mohammedin Wo 'ala 'aalihi Syedina Mohammed wo Ashabi wo Barik wo Salim. Bi Rahmatika Ya Ar'RahmaRahimeen Walhamdullilahi Rabil 'Alameen. Ameen.Allahumma Salli Ala Syedina Mohammadhin Wa 'ala Ali Syedina Mohammedin wa Barik wa Sallim.

 

Name of the Dargah: Dargah-e-Sahabi-e-Rasool Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Syedina, Hazrath Thameem-ul-Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen), Kovalam Shareef.
City / Town / Taluk: Kovalam Shareef.
District: Kanjipuram District
State: India.

 

The most famous Dargah Shareef of Sahabi-e-Rasool Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam which attracts the largest number of people in the entire India is of "Syedina, Hazrath Thameem-ul-Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen), also called as Hazrath Thameem Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen).

 

The Dargah is located in Kovalam shareef, near Mamallapuram, about 30 km from Chennai. Syedina, Hazrat Thameemul Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) was born in Al-Madina Al-Munawara and joined in Islam in Al Makkah Al Mukarrama before the Hijrath of Huzoor-e-Kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

 

He belonged to the tribe of Al-Kajraj and his father was Yu-Aar. He is one among 313 Sahabas who participated in Jank-e-Badr (Badr War). He stayed in the world of Jinns (A'lam-ul-Jinn) to teach Jinns about Islam for five years, which was commanded by Huzoor-e-Kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

 

Before his visit to A'lam-ul-Jinn, he was gifted with a holy ring which was bearing "Asma-ul-Zalzalooth" by Huzoor-e-Kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam and was said that it would be on his holy finger till the day of Qayamath, when he meets Huzoor-e-Kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam in Mahshar Maidhan. He visited Asia continent during the time of Khilafath of Ameer-ul-M'umineen, Hazrath Umar Farook (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen). The kingdom of Sindh was under the holy feet of Hazrat Thameemul Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) for 18 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Streets of Kovalam Shareef.

 

 

The Arch in the entrance of Kovalam Shareef Dargah bearing the name of Sahabi-e-Rasool (SAW) in Tamil.

 

 

 

This is a board explaining in Arabic with Tamil translation that we can directly seek Waseela from Awliyahs inside Kovalam Dargah shareef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The nameboard inside the Kovalam Shareef Dargah

 

 

 

Before his Pardha (Wisal), he had instructed his disciples to cast his Janazah Mubarak (remains) into the sea after his death. After the last instructions from Syedina, Hazrath Thameem-ul-Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) as stated above, his companions or disciples did the same and it is said that the Janazah Mubarak was in the sea for about 5 years and it was guarded by the big fishes during this time. Eventually, one big fish brought the Janazah Mubarak nearer to sea shore of Kovalam.

 

On the other hand, according to some accounts, the Nawab of Wallajah, Nawab Muhammed Saadatullah Khan, had a dream in which Hazrat Syedina Thameemul Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) requested him to proceed to Kovalam, where he would find the latter's Janazah Mubarak on Kovalam beach, and asked him to bury it there.

 

When the Nawab reached the beach, he found the Janazah Mubarak and when he opened the same, he found the sacred body fresh along with some documents, which proved that he was Sahabi-e-Rasool Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam.


The Nooraniyyath reflected from the sacred face of Hazrat Syedina Thameemul Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) touched the hearts of the all who participated in the funeral cermony. The Nawab duly buried the sacred body of this great Sahabi-e-Rasool Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam and built the Dargah Shareef at the site.

 

The Dargah shareef has an area of 3 acres. The first Thursday after the first full moon of each month is a day of devotion. Though the Dargah is open from 5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., some devotees spend the night there. Hazrat Syedina Thameemul Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) Dargah is regarded as very powerful and people go to the Dargah to request his intercession with ALLAHU Jalla Jalaluhu Tha'ala on their behalf.

 

The Dargah Shareef of Syedina Hazrath Thameem-ul-Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) is a sacred place which has solved the problems of large number of people from all walks of life.

 

The Dargah Shareef is a highly Spritual Markaz of Roohaniyats, Nooraniyath, Rahmaths and Barkats of Allah Shanahu Thaalah which one can come to know only if they visit the Dargah Shareef and in the entire journey one can notice great rahmats and barkats. Millions of Ashiqueens of Hazrat Rasool-e-kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wo salam and Auliyas have visited this great Dargah shareef.

 

The Zahura of Syedina, Hazrath Thameem-ul-Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) is very immense and Kashf-o-Karamats and Taskara are realised in all the states here.


The popularity of this Sahaba is more than the other Sahabas in India and the Faizan is more on common people and all are being bestowed with great karam and Dhuas from this great darbar of Sahabi-e-Rasool Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Hazrath Thameem-ul-Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen).

 

This is the Makham where Sandal/Urs shareef is celebrated in a very grand manner, which happens nowhere in the world for any Sahaba. Ashiqane-Rasool-e-kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wo salam and Ashiqan-e-Auliya attend the Sandhal/Urs shareef in large number from different states of India.

 

Ceremonies during Sandhal/Urs Mubarak are as follows:-


Flag Hoisting:- 30th Zul-Qa'dah, after Isha Namaz, The holy flag is taken for procession from Dargah shareef around 9 p.m and is hoisted in the Nishan-e-Pak after Salam Ba'ith and Dhua


Sandhal Mubarak:- 15th Zul-Hajj, after Isha Namaz, Sandhal Mubarak is taken for procession from Dargah shareef around 1 a.m and it reaches Dargah shareef prior to Fajr namaz and applied on the Mazar-e-Mubarak after Salam Ba'ith and Dhua.


Urs Mubarak:- 15th Zul-Hajj, after Maghirb Namaz, Khatmul Quran fathiha is conducted. Subsequently, the names of Badr Sahabas and Moulood Shareef are recited.

 

Qawwali programme:- 15th Zul-Hajj, after Isha Namaz, Qawwali is performed in Urdhu as well as in Tamil.

 

Two of the great specialities of Kovalam shareef are Red Sweet Boondhi and pink flowers, which are nowhere available in India. They're available just in front of Dargah shareef and people buy them prior to offering Fathiha in the Darbar Shareef. When boondhi is sold, it's normally kept in special leaves and folded for preservation purpose.


The second famous Dargah Shareef of Sahabi-e-Rasool Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam which attracts the second largest number of people in the entire India is of "Syedina, Hazrat Malik bin Dinar (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) who built the first Masjid in India 1400 years ago in Kasargud, Kasargod District, Kerala.

 

Kasaragod is a city and a municipality in Kasaragod district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the administrative headquarters of Kasargod district. The city was formerly called as kanjirakuttom. Kasaragod is also the northernmost municipality of Kerala. Kasaragod city lies on the path of N.H-17.

 

It is well connected by road to Cannanore (Kannur), Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Calicut etc. Kasaragod is well connected by rail to parts of India such as Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, Cannanore, Mangalore, Goa, Surat, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Jammu Tawi, Kanyakumari etc. Nearest Airport is at Mangaluru (49km).

 

Sandhal/Urs Shareef of Syedina, Hazrat Malik bin Dinar (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) is also celebrated with great respect and love in a very majestic manner. It is great to see that people commemorate it with great love and respect for our Sahabas.

 

Even many people do not know the importance of this Sahaba but they can realise a wide spread network and greatness of this Sahaba only when they visit and spend their time in Kasargod shareef. It is observed that there is some great spiritual connection between Kasargod shareef and the Ullal Dargah of Syedina Hazrath Shareef-ul-Madni (Qaddus Allahu Sirrahul Azeez) who is also a Thabi'een, came from Al-Madina Al-Munawara through Arbian sea.

 

The Taskara of Kasargod shareef is heard even in Ullal shareef with great respect and love. Most of the people who go to Kasargod shareef also visit Ullal shareef and perform ziyarath. Both these places are great centres (Markaz) of Islamic education and studies.

 

Ullal is a panchayat town in Dakshina Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is a small town about 8-10km south of Mangalore close to the border between the two southern states of Karnataka and Kerala. It comprises two revenue villages Ullal and Parmannur in Mangalore Taluk. Ullal is located adjacent to City Corporation of Mangalore at a distance of 10 KM from District head quarters.

 

The third famous Dargah Shareef of Sahabi-e-Rasool Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam which attracts a huge number of people in India is of "Syedina, Hazrath Ukkasha
(Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) who has kissed the Mohre-Nabuwat of Shafeeh-ul-Mudhnibeen, Hazrat Mohammed Mustafa Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam and the Dargah Shareef is in Parangipettai, historically called Porto Novo, is a panchayat town in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


Parangipettai is situated on the north bank of the mouth of the Vellar river at a distance of 30-km from Cuddalore. It has a glorious historical background. It is an important pilgrimage centre for Muslims. Parangipettai is also well known for its unique and divesified Muslim population.

 

It is ironic that Parangipettai still remains as a town in Tamilnadu, as it has seen arrival of wealth and different people even before the dawn of globalisation. Muslims in Parangipettai have an unique origin. Muslims in Parangipettai can trace their origin to several destinations, particularly the Middle East and North India.

 

There are also different Muslim groups in Parangipettai, particularly the Maraicars and Sahibs. That's the reason one can notice a great Nooraniyath and Rahmaths in Tamilnadu and Kerala states because of the presence of aforementioned Sahabas of Rasool-e-Kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam.


All the Ashiqane-Rasool-e-kareem Sallalahu Alaihi wo salam and Ashiqan-e-Auliya who have visited Kovalam Dargah shareef from different states of India have appreciated and it is observed that their hearts and souls have been bestowed by Roohani Faiz. Needless to say, it applies to all Dargah shareef of Sahaba-e-Rasool Allah Sallalahu alaihi wo salam which are mentioned above. One can realise all that is aforementioned only if he/she visits and spends some days in these great Darbars.


To know the importance of Ziyarath, Awliyah and Sahab-e-Kiram, please listen to the speeches delivered by Shaik-ul-Islam Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri (DBT) available on http://www.minhaj.org/ and http://qadri.minhaj.org/.

 

About Kovalam:- Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees. It is a beach town on the Arabian Sea located near Mamallapuram, about 30 km from Chennai, Kanjipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

Allah and Rasool Allah Aal lalahu Alaihi wa Sallam aap ki har mushkil dhoor kare. Ameen. Ap ki har jayes tamana puri kare. Ameen. Ap ki and Ap ke Ghar walon ki hayati ki darasi karne. Ameen. Ap aur Ghar walon ke upar tah qayamat tak Auliya Allah and Burzugan-e-deen ka saaya rahe. Ameen. Ap ko Ghar walon ko deen aur duniya me kamiyabee hasil kare. Ameen. Ya Rabbal 'Alameen.


Allah humma Salle 'ala Syedina wo Maulana wo Rahati Qulubina wo Shafiya Zoonubina wo Tabeeba Zaheranana wo Batina Mohammedin wo 'Ala Alihi wo Ashabi wo Auliyahi wo Ummatihi bi Rahmatika Ya Ar-rahman nir Raheem wal Hamdullilahi Rabbil 'Alameen.

 

Allah aur Rasul-e-Kareem, Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi Wa Sallam aur Sahab-e-Rasool Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Syedina Hazrat Thameem-ul-Ansari (Rizwan Allahi Tha'alahi Alaihim Ajmaeen) may do khass Nazar e Karam on you and your family and your beloved ones. Ameen. Ya Rabbil Alameen.

 

Wassalam, Fee Amanillah