In one of his written Mawaiz Hadhratwala Maulana Shah Hakim Akhtar (damat barkatuhum) mentions Maseehul Ummat Hadhrat Maseehullah Khan Jalalabadi (Rahmatullah Alayh)’s 2-hour long speech held in his Khanqah years ago.
Three special points or advices get re-told by Hadhrat Shah Hakim Akhtar Sahib. I will post here only the second, because it’s in my humble opinion much more interesting than the other two.
“And he [Hadhrat Maseehullah Khan (Rahmatullah Alayh)] said, that when someone joins a Silsilah, makes bay’ah on any Shaykh’s hand, then the souls of all the religiously elders of the Silsilah are focused on him. And they all make Du’a for him. If Maulana Maseehullah Khan Sahab (Rahmatullah Alayh) had not told this and instead someone else had, one could not believe it. But Maulana is an august Alim and Elder.
He said, that the whole Auliya’s Du’ain and Tawajjuh [focus] unite with the person joining the Silsilah. And the proof is this narration in Jamius Saghir:
“One’s Amaal [deeds] get brought forward to Allah Ta’ala on the days of monday and thursday, and to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), the other Prophets (Alayhis Salam) and the fore-fathers on the day of Jumu’ah [friday]. So, his good deeds make them happy and their faces start to effulge out of happiness. So, fear Allah and don’t let your bad deeds bring pain to your dead.” (Jamius Saghir 1/130)
From this Hadith can be infered, that all four Silsilah’s Waliullahs are our spiritual fore-fathers. In Alam-e-Barzakh [the world of souls] they get notified that today so-and-so has joined the Silsilah, then they all make Du’a for him.”
[“Manazil-e-Sulook”, pages 66/67]