The nickname of Bahauddin is Naqshband, which gave the Khojagan Order a new name – Naqshbandi, like many other Sufis, indicates both the earthly profession of the Teacher and his secret function in the Tradition. The word Naksh in Persian means “imprint”, “pattern”, “pattern” or “design”, gangs mean “apply”, “imprint”. Bahauddin, indeed, following the family tradition, has achieved mastery in applying intricate patterns to exquisite silk fabric – kamha, as well as for embossing metals.
However, there is another, symbolic, meaning of the name of Bahauddin. It is contained in the phrase of the dervishes of the order “Naqshband bar dil gang” – “capturing the Pattern in the heart”, and reflects the purpose and meaning of the quiet dhikr exercise – pronouncing the Divine Names in secret. In addition, the phrase is an indication of the essence of the impact that the Sufi Master has, in addition to any words and edifications, as if imposing his imprint, imprint on the very essence of the student.
At the heart of the gate – sacred patterns
Do not talk about them both days and nights –
Whoever comprehends the truth does not break into debate,
Impressed by the same Architect.
The pattern of the Great Architect is the seal with which the true Naqshbandi are “marked”.
The existence of a hidden Naksha pattern in people’s lives is a frequently recurring theme in Sufi teaching materials. Master Naqshbandi is one whose inner vision allows him not only to see the “internal pattern” of any person, but also to see the secret Design craft in separate events, which form a complete and meaningful picture for the Master, thanks to which he is able to understand the past and predict the future.
As Bahauddin said, “the mentor must see all three states of the student — past, present, and future, only then can he grow him.”
The Order of Naqshbandi, “Design Masters”, has a special role in the task of maintaining and updating the Tradition; Naqshbandi can interpret all forms of Sufism and are able to consecrate people to all dervish orders.