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Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian The Great Contemporary Iranian Mystic and Scholar

By: Dr. Hyder Reza Zabet
The Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India and Welayat Foundation, New Delhi, India are organizing a three days International Seminar on Islamic Mysticism with a special focus on the mystical personality of a contemporary Iranian mystic late Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian to be held in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from February 13-15, 2016.
The aim of the international conference is to provide a platform to academics and research scholars to discuss, reflect and disseminate researches on various topics related to Islamic Mysticism with a special focus on the mystical personality of a contemporary Iranian mystic late Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian.
Islamic Mysticism is one of the most important and vast subjects of the Islamic sciences and is considered as the inner or esoteric dimension of Islam. It is considered as the part of Islamic teaching that deals with knowing the Creator of universe and the purification of inner self. Islamic Mysticism has contributed significantly to the elaboration of theoretical perspectives of Islam in many domains of intellectual endeavor.
Islamic Mysticism have great importance in Islam and many of the traditions (Ahadith) and divine (Quranic) teachings of Islam are related to Mysticism and gnosticism. Mysticism in Islam is in close conformity with Shariah and by the aspects of Mysticism in Islam one can perfectly abide by the Islamic commandments which also brings the purification of inner self for the wayfarer on the mystic path. Thus, it is necessary to fully understand all the dimensions of Islamic Mysticism.
Islamic Mysticism is also deeply rooted in the vast and great country of India and thousands of prominent Ulama and Muslim saints of this country have left behind hundreds of valuable works and treatises in this field.
The three days international seminar on Islamic Mysticism would also like to focus on the mystical personality of a contemporary Iranian mystic late Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian who lived for many years in India and played an important role in disseminating the mystical values in the region. The great Iranian mystic during his stay in India developed very close relations with late Dr. Zakir Husain, the former President of India and the former Vice-Chancellor of the highly esteemed university Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.

Early life of Allama Hafezian
Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian, the great contemporary Iranian mystic and scholar was born on 26th April, 1911 in a pious Razavi Syed family in the holy city of Mashhad in Iran was a distinguished and unique personality of our age. He started his education in the Hawzah Ilmia (the Islamic Seminary) of the holy city of Mashhad with literature, mathematics, traditional medicine, astrology, astronomy, jurisprudence and ethics, but soon his attention was diverted to ascetic exercises and to the acquisition of esoteric sciences and in this regard he benefited from some of the great teachers of his period.
His father Haji Syed Mirza Agha who was also a leading scholar in Mashhad introduced his son to great mystic of Iran Shaykh Hasan Ali Isfahani Nokhodaki who was living in Mashhad and wanted his son study under him. Shaykh Hasan Ali Isfahani Nokhodaki accepted Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian as his student and looked after his spiritual guidance and upbringing. Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian was also the student in the Mirza Jafar Islamic Seminary (Madrasa) situated within the premises of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) in Mashhad.
He also closely interacted with Ulama, philosophers and mystics who regularly visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) in Mashhad for the Ziyarah. Allama Syed Musa Zarabadi and Haji Syed Mazaher Husain Hindi were his other famous teachers beside Shaykh Hasan Ali Isfahani Nokhodaki. Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian suffered from chronic pneumonia in his youth but was miraculously healed in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.).
Among the persons with whom Allama Hafezian became friendly at the Mashhads Hawzah Ilmia (Islamic Seminary) was Ayatullah Shaykh Mujtaba Qazwini, who by recounting the accomplishments, miracles and academic attainments of Allama Seyyed Musa Zarabadi turned his attention to that practical scholar and accomplished teacher and saint. Allama Hafezian finally in 1926 decided to travel to Qazwin in the company, and under the guidance of Ayatullah Shaykh Mujtaba Qazwini, where he called upon Allama Seyyed Musa Zarabadi and attained esoteric sciences at the feet of that illustrious saint and scholar. Allama Hafezian was blessed with spiritual enlightenment, and his power of concentration became stronger and its effects became apparent to all and sundry. Henceforth he visited Qazvin once every year.
Thereafter, he spent his days in the acquisition of knowledge in the Madrasa Mirza Jafar, situated in the easterly side of the Sahn Atiq (Sahn Inquilab Islami) [Sahn means courtyard], and, nights in his room in the upper floor of the Sahn Atiq, located next to the Aiwan (hall) Abbasi, opposite to the Holy Mausoleum of Imam Reza (A.S.), in prayers and ascetic exercises. Gradually, he attained great fame among all categories of people and they began to benefit from his attainments and spiritual blessings.
He also spent some time in the company of Hajj Shaykh Mazhar Husayn of India, who towards the twilight of his life in the holy city of Mashhad had chosen as his abode a room located above the water pond in the southerly direction of the Sahn Nau (presently known as (Sahn Azadi) and used to spend his time in spiritual exercises enjoined by the Sharia.

Allama Hafezian in India
In 1932, Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian for the first time traveled to India and stayed there for ten and half years. In India a large number of people became acquainted with him and respected him and gained a lot of spiritual guidance and assistance from him.
Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian after his arrival became close to Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal. He decided to write the biography of Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal but he only wrote an article in Persian describing Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbals great love and affection for the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and Iran.
He travelled to every nook and corner of India, visited the Indian ascetics in their holy cities, such as Hardwar, Rishikesh and Banaras. Before the Indian ascetics he used to recite the Holy Quran in Arabic in a melodious voice and it was listened to by a large number of Indian ascetics in the temples, ashrams and mutts and all were influenced by his company and became his friends. He discussed with the leading Hindu rishis and sadhus the issues concerning esoteric sciences.
The leading Iranian scholar Allama Ali Hakimi says while meeting Allama Syed Abul Hasan Hafezian in Mashhad he had noticed in his album the photograph of Mahatma Gandhi, the great leader of Indians struggle for freedom and independence from British imperialism. In that photograph Mahatma Gandhi was attending the Azadari (mourning) ceremony of Imam Husain (A.S.) in India.
During his visit of different regions in India he used to visit the Dargahs (burial places) of Muslim saints and would meet the mystics staying in these dargahs. In Deccan he also visited Ajanta and Ellora caves situated near Aurangabad.

Allama Hafezian in Kashmir
He visited different parts of Kashmir and finally stayed in Sofipura village situated near Pahalgam in Kashmir where he used to meditate and acquire cognition as well as perfecting his soul. During his stay in Kashmir he compiled his famous work the chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (the Guarded Tablet).
His magnum opus work the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (the Guarded Tablet), and a commentary on it in form of another sacred chart Loh (tablet) called Junnat al-Asma, which is hard to imagine could have been written earlier by anyone else with such exactitude, perfection and elegance.
This work has been created and composed in accordance with the special mystical knowledge of numbers (Abjad) and their potentially latent and secret laden relationships among numbers and words. His work the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (the Guarded Tablet) became very famous in Iran and Indian sub-continent.
Allamah Syed Abul Hasan Hafezians popularity spread all over India and many people from different religions and sects were healed by him. Many leading personalities in India like Dr. Zakir Husain became his friends and respected him greatly.
In 1945, he married Fatima Sultan Sharifi, the daughter of Professor Syed Ali Naqi Sharifi, in Bombay who was a professor in the Bombay University. After his marriage in Bombay he along with his wife once again went back to Sofipura situated near Pahalgam in Kashmir to complete his famous work the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (the Guarded Tablet) which is one of the academic wonders of Allama Hafezian. After compiling the sacred chart he returned back to Bombay and along with his wife proceeded to his native place the holy city of Mashhad in Iran.
At Srinagar in Kashmir Allama Hafeziyan built a small mosque in the Guru Bazar locality which was badly needed by the local Shia community. On the skirts of the Teral Hills of Kashmir towards Pahalgam there were several mounds and localities but the Muslim residents of them were not familiar with the direction of the Qiblah.
He built a square stony minaret on the hilltop near the village called Sofipura near Pahalgam which helps to identify the direction of Qiblah from everywhere. The minaret bears the inscription: Perform two Rakahs of Namaz and ask Allah Almighty for the fulfilment of your need. Presently, the people of Kashmir irrespective of Sunni or Shia, whoever has any desire, goes to that hilltop and prays to Allah Almighty. This place is now known as Astanah in Kashmir. Every year on the night of the 15th of Shaban, lightening arrangements are made on the stony minaret on the hilltop near the village Sofipura which can be seen from long distance. The Muslims of Kashmir consider this place Astanah as sacred and regularly visit this place to perform Namaz.

The Sacred Chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (the Guarded Tablet)
The year 1934 was a memorable year for the author. He used to visit Sofipura village situated in Pahalgam district in Kashmir for six months every year in summer. The hot climate of India was rather unbearable for him, as he used to live in a cold climate in Iran. When asked how the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) was conceived by him, he fell into a trance and said that at the end of about six months in the year 1934, he was very much disheartened about its making. One night, out of disgust, he wrote on paper, as if to acknowledge his defeat that the making of a sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) which he had conceived in his mind was impossible. He wrote these words and went to sleep.
The author continued, that early morning on the following day something urged him to take up the making of the chart, and to his surprise he found that he was getting all the interpretation which was lacking before. The author further said that he attached great significance to this episode. So long as he was certain of his knowledge of Abjad system and relied on his efforts alone, he not only did not succeed but was disheartened. When he gave up the attempt and acknowledge his defeat, he succeeded.
While narrating this incident, the author remembered a story which also had passed through his mind during those days. It was about a horse which was being drawn by a farmer and when it came to a small stream of water, the horse did not move. It seemed that the horse did not move. It seemed that the horse was very much afraid of water which was hardly six inches deep. The famous Iranian poet Umar Khayyam buried in Neishabur (Khurasan), was somewhere in that vicinity and was watching from a distance that the efforts of the farmer to draw the horse over the stream were not successful. Umar Khayyam called the farmer and told him to disturb the water in order to create ripples in it and drag the horse through the stream. The farmer did so and the horse crossed the stream. The farmer asked why the horse did not move when the water was still. Umar Khayyam told him that so long as the horse saw its reflection in the water, it did not move. Once the image was not visible the horse did not bother about the depth of the stream and fully got through it. Allama Hafezian said that this story influenced him a lot and recited a verse as under:
Takyah bar Taqwa-o-Danish dar Tariqat kafiree ast
Rahro gar sad hunar darad tawakkul bayadash?
ʘی ی ی ی
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Many great scholars of Iran have said that the preparations of the sacred chart Loh-e- Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) would not have been possible without the blessings of Allah Almighty.
When questioned as to how the author arranged the idea of the sacred chart Loh-e- Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) in such a beautiful and symmetrical diagram, he replied that the great power who inspired him with particular sentences from Holy Quran that power alone made him conceive this design. Allah Almighty gives such ideas when he desires and he rightly asserted that its preparation would not have been possible without the blessings of Allah Almighty. Allama Hafezian further said that on whom Allah Almighty is kind, the making of the impossible is rendered easy. The author took six months to prepare the principles of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) and two years to finalize it.
Did anyone appreciate this sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) in India? This was the other question put to the author of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet).
Allama Hafezian said that Dr. Zakir Husain, the Vice-Chancellor of the famous Islamic University Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi who later on became the Vice-President and President of Republic of India invited him at a special reception in Jamia Millia Islamia where a large number of learned people were present. They all listened attentively to the explanation of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) given by the author and was appreciated a lot. Dr. Zakir Husain then a sent a letter to Allama Hafezian.
Dr. Zakir Husain, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi in his letter dated 26th October 1944, addressed to the author of the Sacred Chart said: Ever since Pythagoras made the miraculous property of numbers the basis of his philosophy, the mystic quality of numbers has remained an avowed or sub-conscious ingredient of human belief. Apart from the properties which are claimed for them as charms they are wonderful specimens of human skill, inventiveness, diligence and patience. Besides the personality of Agha Abul Hasan Hafezian, a happy blend of the dervish and the artist, possesses a charm which is itself miracle-like in the best sense of the world.
Many leading learned people and scholars of India and Pakistan have immensely appreciated this sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet). Many great people tried to understand the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) with Allama Hafezian, particular mention can be made of Professor Hatim A. Alvi the most widely travelled personality of Pakistan who studied rare literary and religious works of different countries, who spent many hours to study each and everything written in the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) with the help of Allama Hafezian who also confided that he found Professor Alvi a keen student showing his immeasurable attachment towards the study of this Sacred Chart, Allama Hafezian mentioned that the late Mr. Muhammad Ali Habib and Mr. Qasim Dada two famous scholars of Karachi also studied the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) carefully.
Nawab Mahdi Nawaz Jung, former Vice-chancellor of Osmania University, Hyderabad has also expressed his appreciation by saying that One of the wonderful things he does is to draw up miraculous squares in Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) which are sub-divided into smaller ones, each one of the latter being filled up with an Arabic word. I have never before seen so much arithmetical and literary ingenuity displayed in this form. It is an intellectual treat to study one of these squares and to realize the wonderful skill, labor and patience that must have been bestowed on it.
Sir Ahmed Said, the Nawab of Chhatari, the then Prime minister of Hyderabad-Deccan, has also mentioned how this sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) had appealed to him. He said, Whatever the symbolic of spiritual value of these numbers and diagrams in the chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) may be, the work is very original indeed and must have entailed quite a good deal of labor and patience. I have never seen things of this kind before and I appreciate them greatly.
The opinions of Iranian scholars are too many to be reproduced here. In short, every one of them has been impressed by the originality of this sacred chart Loh-e- Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet).

The subtleties of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (Guarded Tablet)
The sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) an exquisite work by Allama Hafezian has been created and composed in accordance with the special mystical knowledge of numbers (Abjad) and their potentially latent and secret laden relationships among numbers and words.
The sacred chart has also moved in line with complementary tables of 25x25 and by virtue of the Holy Quran verses and the narratives ( Hadiths) with the focus on the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt). The external frame of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) has been beautified by the verses of the Holy Quran and some pieces of poetry by the renowned Iranian poet Sadi Shirazi.
The poems present ovation, commendation, and praise for the sacred status of Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt). It is worth mentioning that the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) ipso facto entails remarkably amazing content and tables.
Titles, names, and attributes of Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt) are in the overall holy Quranic verses and Hadiths. They would constitute the substantial component of tables 25 by 25. Surprisingly enough, the first line of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) focuses on special greetings and Salam and the remaining six hundred nets of the tables are composed of two compound words with the focus on Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt) more than half of these are directly created by the late author of the sacred chart or sacred slate (Loh-e-Mahfooz) and they have been discovered from Quranic verses and Hadiths.
The late Allama Hafezian (the composer of the sacred tablet) has come up with remarkably surprising results through the precise calculation of Abjad numbers and letters and establishing interrelated relationships. The mystical and rigorous exploration of the inter table relatedness unfold profound layers of sensibility and meaningfulness.
Among the subtleties of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) one can point out the descriptive mode of the treasure of blessings and grace in the first line at the peak of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) coupled with the Abjad calculation (786) and its resonance with the related tables and numbers and this number belongs to the name of Allah Almighty.
A careful look at the tables indicates that Abjad numbers for any calculated compound is highlighted in red with the presentation of the surprising and the sacred results of the slate. The calculation of numbers and their adding and their compatibility occurred in 1943 when the late author must have used very ordinary tools. This was at the time when computers and calculators did not exist. According to him, his success was a grace from Allah Almighty. The beautiful and exhilarating illustrations of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) unfold themselves in the following ways:
A: Ten verses from the Holy Quran, verses with the focus on Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt) and his mission with the calculation of the Abjad numbers are classified with two sections to the effect that two verses are embedded in the heart of the moon and stars on both sides and fine verses in the gilded rectangular.
B: The title of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) is associated with the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful. This has been ornamented at the apex of the slate and in the midst of the design.
C: Fine verses from Sadis anthology of poetry in admiring the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt) and his progeny has been selectively used in the forms of the similar rectangular shapes and gilded rectangular forms of the second row, with the computation of the Abjad numbers underneath them.
The total numbers of the verses of the Holy Quran and verses of the poem are separate. The presence of number five in the designs, frames, subjects, and its connectedness to the five members of Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt) household (Panjtan) would be of great significance.
In the main text of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet), the frames of the tables 5x5 and 25x25 along with the names, attributes, and nick names of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt) with the Abjad numbers for each of them, have given rise to a beautiful square.
The margin (four sides of the overall table) entails the everlasting word of the Imam of the Muwahiddin (monotheists), Imam Ali (A.S.) in connection with Holy Prophet Muhammad (May Allahs blessings be upon him and his Ahlul Bayt).
E: The final sections below the tables present the prcis and the epitome of the numerical features and the amazingly beautiful conclusions by Allama Hafezian.
The word and the number oriented connections that ultimately boil down to number 11826 in every part of the chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) encompass the lofty name of Mustafa in accordance with principles of numbers and words and their implications including their locutionary, illocutionary and per locutionary. This substantiates and corroborates the demonstration and the evidence for all truth seekers and people of perspicacity and sagacity.
The beautiful design of the chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) is embedded within exquisitely impressive colors and calligraphy by Hasan Zarin Khat, the famous calligrapher of Iran. They all indicate the savvy taste and the profoundly beautiful tactfulness, erudition, and enthusiasm of the author and the composer of the chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet).
The name Ahmad constitutes the name of the prophets and the number one hundred is already inclusive of the number ninety.
Indubitably understanding the sacred Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) needs rigorous and recondite contemplation in all multifaceted, obvious and latent layers of meaning. Fortunately during his bountiful and gracious life span, Allama Hafezian composed and compiled the exegesis and the elaborate elucidation of the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet).
This sacred chart has been published in Urdu, English, and Persian languages. In order to obtain comprehensive information on the sacred chart Loh-e-Mahfooz (The Guarded Tablet) it is recommended that the interested readers study the book written by Allama Hafezian which elaborates his exquisite work.

The new Zarih (burial chamber) around the holy grave of Imam Reza (A.S.)
Allama Hafezian other great contribution is the construction of the new Zarih (burial chamber) around the holy grave of Imam Reza (AS) in the holy city of Mashhad which was placed on the grave of Imam Reza (A.S.) on 15th of Shaban 1379 Lunar Hijrah /1959.
In 1957 the idea of replacing the previous holy burial chamber (Zarih) which had become old struck him and then with the aid of the Shia Muslims and the financial assistance of the Astan Quds Razavi [the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.)] and the people of Iran he started preparations for the new Zarih and the new Zarih was made by the renowned Isfahani and Mashhadi craftsmen. The new Zarih was placed on the holy grave on auspicious day of 15th of Shaban 1379 Lunar Hijrah /1959 and the older Zarih was moved to the museum of the Astan Quds Razavi.
On March 6, 2001 a newly built Zarih by the Astan Quds Razavi was placed on the holy grave of Imam Reza (A.S.) and the Zarih built by the efforts of late Allama Hafezian and placed on the holy grave of Imam Reza (AS) in 1959 was transferred to the Museum of Astan Quds Razavi which is located within the precincts of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) and the visitors can view that Zarih which is placed in one of the halls of the ground floor of the museum.

Laudable Humanitarian Endeavors
It may be mentioned here that the late Allama Hafezian had attained to great heights in the sciences pertaining to Islamic ideology, and facts about the world to come as well as the spiritual revelations which was the result of the great strength of his spiritual essence, the time he had spent in the company of saints in Mashhad and Qazwin and his command over the spirit and the matter and the spiritual exercises, remembrances, and the prayers in which he was perpetually engaged. He had experienced and acquired extremely important things some of which he used to narrate for his friends.
In a period spanning over half a century, in Mashhad and other cities of Iran, in India and Pakistan and in other parts of the world, a large number of people benefited from his spirituality and prayers and many of their problems were solved and great objectives were achieved. It is a pity that the details of his wonderful spiritual life and his great accomplishments and the facts of his journeys and travels have not been appropriately recorded so far. Although he had left behind certain details about his life but they are too insignificant.
Like his preceptor, Allama Seyyed Musa Zarabadi and like his friends, Ayatullah Shaykh Mujtaba Qazwini, he too treaded the path of Mysticism (suluk) based on the teachings of Shariah. However, he had the least interest in teaching and writing and his entire time was occupied by a host of preoccupation which he had in India.
He strove every nerve to serve the mankind. Whatever ascetic exercises he had performed, whatever experiences and perfections he came to possess, and whatever spiritual powers he had attained as a result of his prayers, asceticism, by turning to the spirituality of his teacher saints in Mashhad and Qazwin and as a result of their blessings, in all humility he had dedicated to the service of mankind and according to him, the path of proximity to Allah Almighty was none other than service of mankind. He worked strenuously in this regard, behaved patiently, and came across every one with a pleasant disposition.
Two days a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, he would stay at home and keep the door open. Everybody was welcome to see him in whatever condition he happened to be, sit beside him and narrate his own, his childrens and his relatives problems and seek his advice. After listening to their problems, Allama Hafezian would engage himself in finding the ways and means to overcome them and without any expectation would prepare special incantations, with great care and exactitude and place them at the disposal of the visitors.
If special instructions were required to be followed, he never hesitate in imparting them to these people. There were many people who benefited from these incantations and instructions as a result of writing; either their problems were completely solved, or were reduced to the extent of being bearable. This in itself has great details but unfortunately the particular of these beneficiaries and the cases in which they sought his help have not been recorded.
Whatever Allama Hafezian knew, whatever he could go in keeping with the saying knowledge is power, and whatever he had learnt from his great teacher saints by way of prayers, incantations, exercises, etc. which he had been allowed to practice, and for which he had performed strenuous ascetic exercises, and some of which were extremely important, if he found somebody in search of something and capable of handling, keeping and caring for it, he would never hesitate to impart it to him. Consequently, people received from him different things and reaped their benefits.
As far as Allama Hafezian was himself concerned, he was always worried about the creatures of God. He served them and whatever he was blessed with by his teachers and preceptors, he put it to the service of mankind and to the solving of their problems and difficulties. And that was what characterized entire the existence of these men of God. May God be pleased with all of them?
Allama Hafezian passed away on 13th May, 1981 in Mashhad, Iran and was buried in the Dar al-Suroor porch of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.).

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