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 Post subject: TASSAWAUF YAH SOPHISAM...
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:38 am 
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ALLAH K NAAM SY SHUROO JO BARAH MEHRBAN AUR REHM WALA HY
(tamam tareef sirf Allah he k liyah hain)

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tassawauf.wali-Allah,sophisum k bary main logon ko bohat confusion hy kuch kehtay hain yeh kuch nahi aur jin ka eeman hy wo kehtay hain yeh he sub kuch hy agar aap sufi-a-karam k bary main kuch sawal karna chahty hain yah kuch shear karna chahty hain tu plzzzzz zaroor karain mujy aap k sawal aur shering ka intazar rahy ga...
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Normally Tassawuf aur sophisum poetry ka matlab yehi lia jata hi keh.... jis poetry me Allah se mokhatib hoa jaye... ya logo ko poetry ke zairyie.... Allah se lo laganay ka message convey kia jaye.... Am I right ????

Ziada-ter Tassawuf, regional languages(punjabi, siraiki, sindhi aur pashto) me parhney ko milta hi, jab keh urdu me sirf in ki translation milti hi.... kya khalis urdu me kisi sofi bazurg ka kalaam maojood hi??? Agr hi to kin ka ?? Agr nhi to kyon nhi ???



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1) u r right bilkul asa he hy lakin is k liyah poetry par lena kafi nahi balky is ko rooh sy mehsoos karny ka nam hy.agar aap ny sophiya karam ka kalam samaj kar parah ho tu aap ny yeh samjha yah mehsoos kiyah ho ga k sophiya karam ny apni poetry mai pora ''QURAN PAK''biyan kiyah hy bohat sy sophiya karam ny(SURAH TARIQ)sy waqiyah''SHAB-E-MARIJ aur is thrah bohat sy waqayat ko apni poetry main biyan kiyah hy,isse tarha(SURAH AALAM NASHRAH)ke 1 aiyat mubarkha(WA RAFANA LAKA ZIKRAKH)ko b apni poetry main bohat biyan kiyah hy.....
2)aur aap ke dosri baat Ziada-ter Tassawuf, regional languages(punjabi, siraiki, sindhi aur pashto) me parhney ko milta hy iss main 1 baat tu yeh hy k sophiya karam ke basic languge (FARSI) hy aur dosri baat k urdu zuban ka wajood us waqt amal main aiya jab(KHAWAJA MOIN-UD-DIN CHISTI)jin ko (GHARIB NAWAZ)b kehty hain Ajhmair mai jalwa afroz howy wo ''IRAN''sy aie thy un ke zuban ''FARSI'' the lakin IndoPak k log farsi zuban ko nahi samajty thy tu us waqt urdu zuban wajood mai aie...
3)aur 3rd baat jahan tak urdukalam ka taluk hytu''BEDAM WARSI'' ka kalam urdu zuban main b hy aur bohat khoobsurat hy,''SHAH HUSSAIN''ka b kuch kalam urdu zuban main hy iss k elawa (HAZRAT AMEER KHUSRO)ka kalam b urdu type ka hy jo log zayada nahi janty wo ye he samajty hain k ye urdu zuban main hy jab k wo(PORBI)ZUBAN MAIN HY...

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well, nice info from You... I dont know so much abt sophisam, so cant discuss much about it.... but i am keen to know. keep posting and give us knowledge.



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thank u so much schzad.....aap ny jo kaha main ny kosish ke k asan ilfaz main us ko explan karon acha laga k na sirf aap ny us ko parah bilky aap kuch aur b janna chahty hain aap is k bary main jis tarhan ka sawal karain gy jis b tarhan ka knowledge chahian gy iashAllah i try k aap ko bataon aap agar kuch aur pochain gy tu mujy khushi ho ge...
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thank u so much EEmaan bohat khoobsurat plz keep shearing GREAT...
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Yeah... that was wounderful Artical..... :clap: :clap: :clap:



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rah haq ko phelany k liyah ALLAH Pak ny apny pak phembaron ko bejha jin ke aamad ka silsala Mehboob-e-Khuda MUHAMMAD(s.a.a.w)tak chalta raha Anbiyah karam k baad islam ke tablig ka sherah Sahaba karam,Tabaeen,Tabatabaeen k sar laga in azeem bandon k baad yeh naik misson jari rakhny k liyah OLIYAH ALLAH ko bejah...
jin main sab sy phely GHOS-UL-SAQLAIN aur phir in k baad Allah k bohat bary bary aur kamil wali aie jihon ny deen-e-islam ke roshni pheli jin main
SAYED ALI BIN USMAN HAJHWARI(Data gung baksh)
SHAH ABDUL LATIF(Imam Bari)
KHAWAJAH MOIN-UD-DEEN CHISTI(gharib nawaz)
BABA BHULY SHAH
HAZRAT NAZAM-UD-DEEN OLIYAH
ALAO DEEN SABIR
BABA FARID-UD-DEEN(gang shakar)
aur bohat sy jin ko ALLAH Pak ny bohat aalah aur arfa maqam aata farmayah...

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Hazrat Ghaus e Azam

HAZRAT ABDUL

QADIR JILANI


"The King of this world and the hereafter is Shah Abdul Qadir,
The leader of the Children of Adam is Shah Abdul Qadir.
The sun, moon, heavens, the throne and the pen,
All get their light from the heart of Shah Abdul Qadir."

Hazrat Shah Naqshband (RA)



BASIC FACTS:
Birth Name: Abdul Qadir Jilani
Born in: Jilan, Iran.
Date of Birth: 1st Ramadan, 471 Hijri in Jilan, Iran.


IN DEPTH:

Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani was born into a pious Syed family of Jilan (in Iran). His father Abu Swaleh was an extremely virtuous person and was married to the equally saintly daughter of Syed Abdullah Saumai, a well-known divine of his time.
The name of his mother was Fatima, a pious lady, who gave birth to him when she was 60 years old. After his birth, he was named Abdul Qadir Jilani.

Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani was considered a great Divine blessing.
A miracle is in the fact that when he was born, he did not drink the milk of his mother during the daytime due to it being the Holy Month of Ramadan (the month of Fasting).

Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani lost his father at an early age. When he reached the age of 8 or 9, his mother decided to send him away to Baghdad so that he could be properly educated.

Before he left, she told him, to never tell a lie and gave him 40 dinaars. For safety, she had sewn the coins on the inside of his gown.
After bidding farewell to his mother, Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani joined a caravan destined for Baghdad. Hardly had they reached Hamdan, when suddenly they were attacked by a group of bandits.
A few of the bandits at last approached a poor simple-looking boy sitting quietly at one side.
They asked him "have you got anything with you?"
"Yes", he replied, "I have 40 dinars with me".
The robbers did not believe it and thought that the boy was telling a lie so they took him to their Chief. Their Chief again asked him "You say, you have 40 dinars with you. Where are they?"
The boy tore open a portion of his jacket and took out forty dinars to the utter surprise of the robbers. The Chief enquired "Why do you disclose your precious property?"
The boy replied that "I was instructed by my mother, who had stitched these dinars in my jacket, never to speak a lie".
The Chief was moved to the inner-most depth of his heart and tears rolled down his face. He exclaimed by saying "While I am disobedient to even my Creator, this boy is obedient to his mother." The Chief ordered to return all the looted property to the members of the caravan and renounced his evil ways, thus becoming a devoted Muslim.

Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani never told a lie during his life time. There even exist records to prove that a caravan bound for Baghdad from Jilan (Iran) was encountered by a band of robbers. Along with the caravan, Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani was travelling.

Baghdad was then a great centre of Islamic learning and Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani became the favourite pupil of Allama Abu Zakariya Tabrezi, Principal of the Jamia Nizamiah. He studied there for 8 years and acquired mastery in all branches of learning. During this period young Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani had to pass a life of trials and tribulations, including that he passed some of his days under starvation, but he loathed begging of food from any one.

On completion of his education, Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani set out to acquire spiritual training. He spent several long years undergoing the rigorous and spiritual life, and passing his time in meditation and in search of truth & Allah.
At last he became a disciple of Sheikh Abu Saeed Mukhzumi, a renowned Saint of his time.

This greatest of all divines and mystic saints of Islam breathed his last on the 11th Rabi-us-Sani, 561 A.H. at the age of 91 years. His death cast a gloom over the world of Islam but his life and teachings will ever illuminate the hearts of Muslims.


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***HAZRAT GHAUS-E-AZAM***
*Family*and*Ancestry***
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Hazrat Pir Syed Meher Ali Shah Sahib of Golra Sharif (to be referred hereinafter simply as “Hazrat”) was a descendent, on his father’s side, of Hazrat Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (R.A) in the 25th generation, and of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him, P.B.U.H) of Islam through Syedna Hassan Ibn-e-Ali (R.A) in the 38th generation. On the side of his mother, he descended from Hazrat Ghaus-e-Azam (R.A) in the 24th generation and from the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) through Syedna Hussain Ibn-e-Ali (R.A) in the 37th generation.

It is universally acknowledged that in the matter of nobility of ancestry in relation to the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), no one can equal Syedna Hassan (R.A) and Syedna Hussain (R.A), the two sons of Syedah Fatimah-tuz-Zahrah (R.A), the youngest and the dearest daughter of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) whom the Prophet (P.B.U.H) had termed “a piece of my being”, and Syedna Ali (R.A), the Prophet’s cousin and son in law, who became the fourth Righteous Caliph of Islam after the passing away of the Prophet (P.B.U.H). Out of affection the Prophet (P.B.U.H) himself called Syedna Hasan and Hussain his grand children his own sons on a number of occasions. The reference to “our sons” in ayah (verse) 61 of Surah Al-e-Imran (chapter 3) of the Holy Quran is also interpreted, on the basis of the Prophet’s (P.B.U.H) own example as referring to Syedna Hassan and Hussain (R.A).

According to Quranic teaching, the real test of nobility in the sight of Allah lies in the beauty of a person's righteous character and the extent to which he (or she) fears God and performs good deeds (cf. ayah 13 of Surah XLIX). While personal qualities and endeavour are essential in socio-religious and spiritual spheres as in any other, noble lineage and environment undoubtedly provide the backdrop in which piety and virtue can germinate and thrive.

Distinctive dignity of kinship with the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)

Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) being the last and the greatest of all true Prophets of Allah, ancestral link with him constitutes a criterion of nobility unequalled by any other similar link. At many places in the Quran, special rules of conduct are laid down by Allah for members of the Prophet’s (P.B.U.H) household (Ahl-e-bai'at) (cf. Surah 33, Ayah 28-30), special tests of virtue and vice and requital therefore are prescribed for them and a categoric assurance is given that Allah wishes to “cleanse the Ahl-e-bai'at with a thorough cleansing”.



"Allah only desireth to take away uncleanness (of sin and disobedience) from you, O people of the (Prophet’s) Household, and purify you with a thorough purification (in deed, word and thought)". (Surah 33, Ayah 33)

In Ayah 23 of Surah 42 of the Quran, the Prophet (P.B.U.H) has been directed as follows



"Say: “ I ask you no hire therefor (i.e., for my preaching) except for affection in respect of “kinship” ".

According to Hazrat Abdullah Ibn-e-Abbas (R.A), one of the Prophet’s (P.B.U.H) eminent Companions and narrators of ahadith, when some of the Companions enquired of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) as to which of his “kinsman” were meant in the aforesaid ayah, the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) mentioned the names of Syedna Ali, his consort Syedah Fatima-tuz-Zahra (Prophet’s (P.B.U.H.) daughter), and their two teenage sons Syedna Hassan (R.A) and Syedna Hussain (R.A).



A number of other verses of Quran are invoked by ulama to underscore the inherent venerability of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) and his off springs. These, include the following:



"The Prophet is closer to the believers than their (own) selves, and his wives are (as) their mothers. And the owners of kinship are closer one to another in the ordinance of Allah than (other) believers and the emigrants (who fled from Makkah)". (XXXIII, 6)


"Allah verily hath shown Grace to the believers by sending unto them a Messenger from amongst themselves, who reciteth unto them his revelations and purifieth them, and teachth them the book and wisdom". (III, 164)


"And those who believed afterwards and emigrated and strove hard along with you these (also) are of you; and the kindred by blood are nearer unto one another in Allah’s decree". (VIII, 75)



"And those who say: Our lord! Bestow on us coolness of eyes from our wives and our off-spring and make us a pattern for the God-fearing". (XXV, 74)



The following two ahadith of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) are also often quoted of this point:



"My lord hath promised to me concerning the members of my Household that He would not inflict retribution on those of them who acknowledge His Unity and my Prophet-hood".


"(Referring to his daughter Fatima as “chaste”, the Prophet said): Allah hath forbidden hell-fire for her and her off-spring".
Confirmation of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah’s ancestral link with the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)

A testimonial was granted to the two of the ancestors of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (R.A), Pir Syed Roshan Din Shah and Pir Syed Rasul Shah in the year 1211 A.H by the then head of Hazrat Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam’s shrine at Baghdad, Hazrat Syed Habib-e-Mustafa Ibn Syed Qasim Qadiri (R.A), confirming the Prophetic lineage of Hazrat’s family.

It stated that:

“In point of ancestry and lineage, these two gentlemen, Pir Syed Roshan Din and Pir Syed Rasul Shah, are off-springs of Hazrat Syedna Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (R.A). In point of grace and blessedness, they are his true heirs and legatees, and I regard them as my own sons. Devotees of the exalted Qadriyah Silsila (chain) should therefore regard their hand as my hand and their word as my word”.

When the family of Hazrat, after its sojourns in various parts of India on migration from Baghdad, finally settled down in village Golra of the Punjab province of this country, the people then inhabiting this area were greatly impressed by the piety and saintly character of its members, and started thronging to them for guidance and blessings. However, the veneration accorded to this newly arrived family aroused feelings of jealousy among the “Syeds” already living in the area, who were mostly of Shi’ah denomination and felt their own position and influence threatened by the new-comers. One of the ploys used by these people to undermine the popularity of Hazrat’s family was to refuse to accept their prophetic lineage until concrete and conclusive written proof in support of it was produced by them. Since such proof was duly forthcoming, the detractors gained nothing but ignominy from their campaign. The family’s position was, however, decisively vindicated by an incident that occurred around this time.

In a gathering at the house of one of the detractors, the latter challenged Pir Syed Roshan Din, Hazrat’s great-Grand father who was one of the invitees, to produce his irrefutable evidence about his being a true “Syed”. Pir Syed Roshan Din first requested the person to desist from such improper behaviour, which violated the accepted norms of hospitality. When he refused to do so, the Pir Sahib put down the cap he was then wearing on his head on the floor and challenged any one then present to lift it if he could. Several persons in the audience tried one after another to lift the cap but failed to do so until the Pir Sahib himself accorded permission for this purpose. The detractor, publicly put to shame in this manner, apologized for his unbecoming behaviour. The incident added greatly to the prestige and estimation of the family of Hazrat, and the people of the area started rallying to it in ever-greater numbers to seek its blessings and solicit its guidance.

Principle Ancestors of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib

Syedna Hazrat Ali (R.A)

The ancestors of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib are known to have rendered invaluable services to the cause of Islam in every period of history. Syedna Ali (R.A), the fourth Righteous Caliph, who tops the list, carried out memorable feats of heroism in almost all the Ghazawat i.e., military campaigns led personally by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). The only ghazawa missed by him was that of Tabuk (9-A.H), when Prophet (P.B.U.H) left him behind in Madina as his Deputy, to take care of affairs in the Prophet’s (P.B.U.H) absence, in the same manner as Prophet Moses (Musa) had left behind his brother Aaron (Harun) when summoned by Allah to the Mount of Sina’i for the conferment of prophethood on him and for grant of “the Ten Commandments”.

Besides participating consistently and with unique distinction in armed “jihad”, Syedna Ali (R.A) rendered outstanding services in the propagation of Islam, and in the provision of guidance and knowledge to seekers thereof. Following are some of the Holy Prophet’s famous ahadith, which the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said about Syedna Hazrat Ali (R.A):



1." Any one whom I befriend, Ali also is his friend; O Allah! Who ever loves Ali, You also love him; And whoever is Ali’s enemy, You also be his enemy."


2. " I am the City of Knowledge and Ali is its gateway."

3. "Ali is from me and I am from Ali. And after me, Ali is the Wali (i.e., friend) of every believer".

4. " I and Ali were both created from the same Divine Light".

These ahadith show that the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) described Syedna Ali (R.A) as his true vicegerent and successor in the spheres of love for others, vastness and depth of knowledge, and spiritual guardianship. The various scholars of Tasawwuf (Islamic mysticism or Sufism), as well as eminent ulama of Islam, are unanimous that most of the leading spiritual chains trace their origins to Syedna Ali. His services, and his sagacity and sound judgment, were acknowledged by his contemporary Sahaba (the Prophet’s Companions), as well as by all distinguished ulama (religious scholars) in later periods of history. He was often consulted by the other Companions in all difficult situations and used to oblige with sane advice. Syedna Umar (R.A), the second Righteous Caliph, himself a leader of high distinction, used to openly admit: “May Allah spare me a problem for the solution of which the advice of Abul Hasan (i.e., Syedna Ali) is not available to me.

All this shows that Syedna Ali (R.A) is the “supreme center” of Wilayat (friendship of Allah). It must, however, be borne in mind that this does not in any way detract from the primacy of Syedna Abubakar and Syedna Umar (R.A) as successors and Righteous Caliphs of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H).

Syedna Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (R.A)

After Syedna Ali (R.A), the services of his illustrious sons Imam Hassan (R.A) and Imam Hussain (R.A) also constitute a bright chapter of Islamic history. To quote only two instances, Syedna Imam Hassan, in order solely to prevent a violent clash between two groups of Muslims, decided to forgo his rightful claim to the Caliphate, after the passing away of Syedna Ali (R.A), in favour of the other candidate, Hazrat Amir Mu’awiyah. He thus fulfilled the prediction made by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) to that effect at a time when Syedna Hassan (R.A) was only a few years old. As for his younger brother, Syedna Imam Hussain (R.A), the supreme sacrifice given by him in the desert plain of Karbala (Iraq) in 61 A.H in a battle in which only 72 ill-equipped persons (including women and children of his household) were pitted against a heavily armed horde of several thousand men, will be remembered in the annals of history for all time to come. The issue at stake then was Syedna Hussain’s refusal to pledge allegiance to Yazid, who had assumed power as Caliph after the demise of his father, Hazrat Amir Mu’awiyah, but who was known to be a man of impious habits and was therefore unworthy to be the ruler of Muslims. The clash mentioned above resulted from Yazid’s insistence on extorting Imam Hussain’s allegiance to his caliphate by force. The latter, however, valiantly resisted this and thereby upheld the loftiest Islamic ideals of governance.

The later generations of Syedna Hassan and Hussain (R.A) maintained their glorious and trail-blazing traditions as and when the occasion demanded this. All this leads to conclusion that the sustenance of the religious, secular, moral, social, intellectual and spiritual values of the Islamic world has, over the centuries, been due in large measures to the endeavours of the house of Syed Ali (R.A). Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa and Imam Malik, two of foremost jurists of Islam, and founder of their respective juridical schools, were pupils of Imam Jaffer Sadiq (R.A), the great-grandson of Hazrat Syedna Imam Hussain (R.A), while Imam Shafi was a student of Imam Musa Kazim (R.A). In the spiritual field, almost all the leading schools of Tasawwuf trace their origin to Syedna Ali (R.A). These include the Qadriyah, the Chishtia, the Suharwardia, the Uwaisiyah and others. Only Naqshbandia is traced back to first Righteous Caliph Syedna Abubakar (R.A).

Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam Abdul Qadir Jilani (R.A)

In the family of Hazrat Syedna Ali (R.A), Hazrat Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam Abdul Qadir Jilani (471-562 A.H) stands out as the great guide who imparted a new life to the Islamic faith, then passing through a critical phase of misdoings of the rulers and the apathy of the general run of its ulama. This earned him the abiding title of Muhyuddin (reviver of religion). Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam is universally accepted as the greatest of all Awlia-Allah (Friends of Allah), and occupies a place of surpassing spiritual eminence that has not been vouchsafed to any other personality in the entire Islamic Ummah.

Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib was a direct descendent, in the 25th generation, of Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam, and was also one of the most illustrious of the latter’s spiritual beneficiaries especially in the Indo-Pakistan sub-continent.

Other ancestors of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib (R.A)

Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib had descended from Syed Taj-ud-din Abdul Razzaq, the middle son of Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam, whose spiritual school (Qadriyah Razzaqiyah) is spread far and wide in the Islamic world. Syed Abdul Razzaq ranked very high among the mashaikh of his time, and was widely known as the Mufti (Expounder of Islamic Law) of Iraq. Despite being the middle son of Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam, the honour of headship and executive leadership of Ghausia Shrine at Baghdad has passed down mostly to members of his family tree. Tradition has it that one of his sons, Syed Jamaal Ullah, who was held very dear by Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam and who also bore a striking resemblance to the latter, was granted eternal life by the special Grace of Allah, and had, as a result, disappeared from the sight of the common people not long after the passing away of Hazrat Ghaus-e-Azam (R.A).

The second son of Hazrat Abdul Razzaq, Syed Abu Saleh, had been officially appointed by the then Khalifa (Caliph) to the high office of Mufti of Iraq. Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah was the descendent of his son, Syed Ali Qadiri Baghdadi, who was a distinguished scholar and was the author of several books.

Syed Taj-ud-din Mehmood, belonging to the fourth generation after Syed Ali Qadiri, was the first to arrive from Baghdad in Bengal, then a province of India, in the 9th Hijrah century. He was accorded a place of honour by the then Muslim ruler of Bengal, Sultan Feroz Shah, who allocated an estate for his Khankah. However, Syed Taj-ud-din returned to Baghdad after a few years’ missionary work, leaving behind his son Syed Abil Hayat to carry on his mission in Bengal.

After his demise, Syed Abil Hayat was succeeded by his son, Miran Shah Qadir Qumais who attained fame not only in Bengal but also in other parts of India. On the outbreak of hostilities between the Mughal King Humayun and Sher Shah Suri, Shah Qumais went back to Baghdad, and returned to India when peace had been restored after several years. This time he settled down in Gangoh, where the well-known Shaikh belonging to Chishtia Sabriya school, Abdul Quddus Gangohi, was well-established. Despite his eminent position and his advanced age, however, Shaikh Abdul Quddus personally welcomed Shah Qumais on his arrival in the outskirts of the city. Shaikh Abdul Quddus Gangohi (852-945 A.H) ranks along the leading mashaikh of the Chishtia Sabriya school second in eminence only to the founder of the school himself, Syedna Ala-ud-din Ahmad Sabir (R.A) of Kaliar Sharif, District Saharanpur (India). Many distinguished mashaikh are included among his spiritual legatees.

From Gangoh, Hazrat Qadir Qumais went to Bengal, but finding things not conducive there, he moved to the town of Sadhora then known as Shah Dhora in District Saharanpur (India) and settled down there. He passed away in Bengal, where the then Mughal ruler had sent him on some mission in 992 A.H., but his body was brought back to Sadhora and buried there.

Hazrat Shah Muhammad Fazil Qalandar, a grandson of Hazrat Shah Qumais, carried on the latter’s mission with distinction until his demise in 1104 A.H.

Pir Syed Roshan Din Shah (R.A) and Pir Syed Rasul Shah (R.A)

In the 12th generation of Shah Abdul Qadir Qumais, a gentleman named Syed Abdul Rahman Nuri went to the Hijaz for Hajj (the annual Muslim pilgrimage in Makkah), but on his way back was ill and passed away in Basra (Iraq). In accordance with his will, his awrad-o-wazaif (collection of recitations) were buried along with his body. When his sons, Syed Roshan Din Shah and Syed Rasul Shah, learnt about this in Sadhora, they walked all the way to Basra and kept a six-month vigil at the tomb of their father. Miraculously, the books came out of the grave on their own one-day, and taking hold of them, the two brothers went to the Hijaz to perform Hajj. From there they proceeded to Baghdad and Basra, then on to Kabul (Afghanistan), and finally, on the way to their hometown of Sadhora, they decided to take up residence in the village Golra near Rawalpindi (Punjab, India). This happened around the end of the 12thHijra century, when the Mughal throne in Delhi was occupied by Shah Alam II. The province of Bengal had already been conquered by the British, then represented by the East India Company. The period was marked by the anarchy everywhere, with the Sikhs having conquered the Punjab province, and the Englishmen and the Marhattas glancing avidly towards Delhi, with designs to overthrow the once mighty but now weak and emaciated Mughal Empire in India. The region in which Sadhora was situated was plagued by unrest following the third battle of Panipat between the Marhattas and Ahmed Shah Abdali in 1760-61 A.D. which the latter had won. Because of all this, Syed Roshan Din and Syed Rasul Shah preferred not to go on to Sadhora. Instead, they asked their family members and other associates to leave Sadhora and join them in Golra, which they considered a haven of peace and security, and also conducive to their missionary work. Hazrat Syed Roshan Din (R.A) was the great grandfather of Syedna Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib (R.A).

Hazrat Syed Miran Shah (R.A) and Hazrat Pir Fazl Din Shah (R.A)

The spiritual legacy of Syed Roshan Din (R.A) and Syed Rasul Shah (R.A) passed on to Syed Miran Shah (R.A) and Syed Fazl Din (R.A), the two teen-aged sons of Syed Rasul Shah. The two young men were, therefore, taught and brought up under the care of Sa’in Ali Muhammad alias Miskeen Shah Panipatti, not a member of the august family but the leading Khalifa (spiritual deputy) of Syed Rasul Shah (R.A).

Syed Miran Shah was quite a strict observer of the Shariah, but was at same time ecstatically inclined. Syed Fazl Din (R.A), however, was an eminent scholar and a distinguished spiritual personality. People thronged to him from far and near regardless of their religious or social standing, in search of solace and guidance. His Langer (free kitchen) was well known in the neighbourhood. He was blessed with Kashf (clairvoyance) and Karamat (mini-miracles). Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (R.A) received his spiritual initiation at the hand of Syed Fazl Din (R.A) and had embarked upon his mission of spiritual guidance about 11 years before the latter’s demise. Hazrat Fazl Din remained a celibate all his life, and passed away in 1892-93 (12- Zi’qad, 1311 A.H.) at the age of 108 years. His mausoleum is located at a short distance to the northwest of shrine (Darbar) of Golra Sharif.

Hazrat Syed Nazr Din Shah (alias “Ajji Sahib) (R.A) - Hazrat’s father

Syed Nazr Din Shah (R.A), father of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (R.A), was the grand son of Syed Roshan Din Shah (R.A) mentioned above. Syed Nazr Din, who later became known as “Ajji Sahib” because of being the father (called ‘Ajji’ in the local Potohari language) of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib, was born in Golra in 1815 (1234-35 A.H). He is known to have been a born Wali (saint), a fact which received providential endorsement through an incident that occurred during his youth.

In his early age, Ajji Sahib used to remain constantly occupied in his studies and in prayers and recitations in the ancestral mosque in Golra. The Sikh section of the village was located close to this mosque. It so happened that an unmarried girl belonging to the local Sikh sub-divisional officer (SDO) was found to be bearing an immorally conceived child. Taking advantage of this situation, a confidante of the SDO, who was bitterly jealous of the increasingly popularity and influence of the newly arrived Syed family, falsely accused the young Ajji Sahib of being responsible for the affair. Without seeking any authentic proof of this baseless charge, the SDO ordered Ajji Sahib to be arrested and burnt alive in the punishment for the crime. When delegations of local and neighbouring Muslims met the SDO to plead the innocence of the pious scion of the highly respected family, the latter agreed to acquit him only if Hazrat Syed Fazl Din, who then headed the Golra Khankah, appeared in person before him to assure him of the young man’s innocence. Hazrat Fazl Din Shah, however, refused to do so, and asked the SDO to do whatever he deemed fit, adding that if the boy was really guilty it was better for the family’s honour if he was burnt to death. The people of the area decided to meet the situation with force, but the Pir Sahib strictly forbade them to do so. The women of the locality offered ransom to the SDO in the form of their jewellery and ornaments, but the offer was rejected by him.

On the appointed day, a large pyre was prepared under an armed guard to carry out the penalty. On the preceding night, Hazrat Ajji Sahib was honoured by the visit of Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam (R.A) in dream, when the latter exhorted him to take a bath, wear a new dress, and offer a couple of nawafil (supererogatory prayers), before proceeding to the pyre. Ajji Sahib carried out these directions and calmly seated himself on the pyre. Kerosene oil was then poured on the pyre and a burning match applied to it. The pyre, however, failed to catch fire despite repeated efforts. The accusing person then poured more kerosene on the clothes of Ajji Sahib and on his long curly hair. However, even though the pyre did then go ablaze, the fire failed completely to touch Ajji Sahib’s body. When the news of this miraculous vindication of innocence was conveyed to the SDO, he ordered the accuser himself to be burnt on the same pyre for bringing a totally false charge against an innocent young man of an honoured family. He also rendered an unqualified apology to Hazrat Fazl Din for his misjudgment of the case. Both the latter and Ajji Sahib himself, however, asked forgiveness for the convicted. In fact Ajji Sahib did not leave the pyre until this demand had been met by the SDO.

Not long after this incident, the Sikh rule in the Punjab came to an end, and the province came under the British rule.

Hazrat Ajji Sahib was married to a lady of a Gilani Syed family descendant from Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam (R.A), which was then settled in the town of Hasan-Abdal, about 25 miles to the north-west of Golra. It was through this union that Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah was born, making him Gilani Syed from the sides of both his parents.

Hazrat Ajji Sahib, who was a disciple of his maternal uncle, Pir Fazl Din Shah (R.A) in the Qadriyah Jaddiyah school, possessed many virtues and praiseworthy traits of character. The foremost of these was his generosity and magnificence, and his concern for the poor, the needy, and the oppressed and down-trodden. He lived long enough to see his distinguished son, Hazrat Meher Ali Shah Sahib, rise to dizzy heights of spiritual eminence. His own circle of beneficiaries and disciples was also quite vast. He passed away at the age of 90 years on 24 Rajab, 1324 A.H. (1905 AD) and was buried adjacent to the mosque at Golra instead of in a separate tomb, in deference to his own wishes. Besides Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah Sahib, who was then 50 years of age, Ajji Sahib left behind two more sons, Syed Mehmood Shah and Wilayat Shah, and a daughter.

FAMILY TREE OF HAZRAT SYED PIR MEHER ALI SHAH (R.A)

a) On the Father’s side

Syedna Meher Ali Shah Sahib ibn (son of)

Syed Nazr Din Shah ibn

Syed Ghulam Shah ibn

Syed Roshan Din Shah ibn

Syed Abul Rahman Nuri ibn

Syed Inayat Ullah ibn

Syed Ghayas Ali ibn

Syed Fatehullah ibn

Syed Asadullah ibn

Syed Fakhar-ud-din ibn

Syed Ihsan Ibn

Syed Dargahi ibn

Syed Jamaal Ali ibn

Syed Muhammad Jamaal ibn

Syed Abi Muhammad ibn

Syed Miran Muhammad (The elder) ibn

Syed Miran Shah Qumais Sadhoravi ibn

Syed Abil Hayat ibn

Syed Taj-ud-din ibn

Syed Baha-ud-din ibn

Syed Jalal-ud-din ibn

Syed Daud ibn

Syed Ali ibn

Syed Abi Saleh Nasr ibn

Syed Taj-ud-din Abubakar Abdul Razzaq Jilani ibn

Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam Muhyuddin Abdul Qadir Jilani ibn

Syed Abu Saleh ibn

Syed Abdullah Jili ibn Syed Yahya Zahid ibn

Syed Shams-ud-din Zakariya ibn

Syed Abubakar Daud ibn

Syed Musi Thani ibn

Syed Abdullah Saleh ibn

Syed Musa Al-Jawn ibn

Syed Abdullah Mahd ibn

Syed Hasan Muthanna ibn

Syed Imam Hasan Al Mujtaba ibn

Syedna Ali (Karam Allah-o-Wajhu)

(Allah be pleased with them all)

b) On the Mother’s side

Hazrat Masuma Mawsufa (Hazrat’s mother) bint (i.e., daughter of)

Pir Syed Bahadur Shah ibn

Syed Sher Shah ibn

Syed Charagh Shah ibn

Syed Amir Shah ibn

Syed Abdullah Shah ibn

Syed Mubarak Shah ibn

Syed Hussain Shah ibn

Syed Amir Shah ibn

Syed Muhammad Muqim Shah ibn

Syed Abdul Mu’ali ibn

Syed Nur Shah ibn

Syed Lal Baha-ud-din alias Bahawal Sher Qadri (of Hujra Shah Muqim, Sahiwal) ibn Syed Mahmud ibn

Syed Ala-ud-din ibn

Syed Masih-ud-din ibn

Syed Sadar-ud-din ibn

Syed Zaheer-ud-din ibn

Syed Shamsul Arifin Qadri ibn

Syed Momin ibn

Syed Mushtaq ibn

Syed Ali ibn

Syed Abi Saleh Nasr ibn

Syed Taj-ud-din Abubakar Abdul Razzaq ibn

Syedna Ghaus-e-Azam Muhyuddin Abdul Qadir Jilani ibn

Syed Abu Saleh ibn

Syed Abdullah Jili ibn

Syed Yahya Zahid ibn

Syed Shams-ud-din Zakariya ibn

Syed Abubakar Daud ibn

Syed Musi Thani ibn

Syed Abdullah Saleh ibn

Syed Musa Al-Jawn ibn

Syed Abdullah Mahd ibn

Syed Hasan Muthanna ibn

Syed Imam Hasan Al Mujtaba ibn

Syedna Ali (Karam Allah-o-Wajhu)

(Allah be pleased with them all)


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Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life

When Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin was born (536AD) at Chishty in Sistan, which is also known as Sajistan, East Persia. The peace of the Muslim world was horribly disturbed. Sistan and its surrounding lands were experiencing unprecedented bloodshed and plunder at the hands of barbarous Tartars and other rebels. These intruders had taken advantage of the weak government of Sultan Sanjar. The life and honour of the people were in constant danger. The wild Tartars had completely destroyed the follower of the Muslim nation. They outraged humanity practically in all the centers of the 600-year old Muslim civilisation and culture.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life >Migration To Neshapur

Due to these intermittent political disturbances in sistan, khawaja Ghiyasuddin Hasan, father of khawaja Muinuddin, one day decided to pack up and leave Sistan for a safer place. He migrated with his family to Neshapur the Capital city, which was one of the most flourishing cities in those days. It was a great centre of intellectual and economic activities and possessed the famous "Nizamia" university with a precious library that contained rare collection of Original literature. There lived learned Ulama and reputed Sufis who imparted knowledge in moral and spiritual enlightenment to scholars drawn from far and near. There lived physicians and artists of rare qualifications. There were rich gardens and canals with flourishing agricultural fields. One of the suburbs was called Rewand which was famous for its grape orchards. It is recorded that khawaja Ghiyasuddin Hasan bought an orchard with a windmill in this vicinity to settle down for a peaceful life.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life > No Peace Of Mind

"Man proposes but God disposes" is an old saying. The peace in search of which Khawaja Ghiyasuddin Hasan had migrated to Neshapur was not to be had even in this great city. Here too the people were hanging in a terrible suspense between life and death. The brave Sultan Sanjar had been fighting the Tartars at the border to check them for a long time without success. Due to his prolonged absence from the capital, his administrative machinery was showing signs of disintegration. Internally, the Fidayees of the 'Qarmti' and 'Baatini' sects (one of whose members had already murdered the able Wazeer Nizamul Mulk) had also come out of their hideouts and were roaming about the country unabated, spreading wild fire of rebellion all round. These armed hordes were busy in wholesale plunder and massacre of the innocent people.

These awe-inspiring events had a very deep impression on the mind of the young Khawaja Muinuddin who was watching the whole barbarous drama objectively at his impressionable young age.

The 'Qarmti' and Baatani' intriguers had carried centuries old grudge against the Hanafi Muslims who held both temporal and spiritual powers in succession for more than 500 years after the death of the Holy Prophet (May peace of God be on him). Although it was an age-old grudge but. As Islamic history shows they utterly failed in all their designs to destroy their rivals. Islam has survived many vicissitudes of history and Quran has promised its survival up to the last Day-of-Judgment.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life > Defeat Of Sultan

In spite of all his best efforts to turn out the invaders from his country and to control the internal rebels, Sultan Sanjar unfortunately could not succeed. He was engulfed in mutual wars between himself and his unfaithful brothers on the one hand, and the Fidayees and barbarous Tartars on the other. It was indeed a terrible situation for him, yet they fought the forces of evil to the bitter end though he was ultimately defeated and had to run for his life.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life > General Massacre

After the defeat of Sultan Sanjar, the invaders had a free hand to plunder every town in Khorasan. Flourishing fields were destroyed, cities were razed to the ground, inhabitants, Ulama and Sufis were mercilessly murdered honour of the woman was brutally outraged, girls and boys were taken as salves mosques, hospitals and the historic educational institutions were destroyed.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life >Destruction Of Neshapur

When the news of this terrible destruction reached the defeated sultan, he once more summed up his courage and collected his shattered army to save his country. But Sultan Sanjar was born under most unlucky stars and his luck once more betrayed him. He failed to check the invaders and this time he was arrested. When this bad news reached Neshapur, the capital was plunged into indescribable grief. It was now at the mercy of the enemy. The invaders entered Khorasan and destroyed the cities of Tus and Mashhed, reaching Neshapur like a sweeping storm. Everything was destroyed leaving this once flourishing city of Islamic culture and learning into a heap of rubble and ruin.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life > Death Of Khawaja's Parents

Khawaja Muinuddin again saw all this ghastly drama at his early age. But this was not all for him. Just at this time he lost his dear father (551 AD) and the worst part of it was that he had already lost his dear mother too. The young orphan was now left all alone to take care of himself in a world full of hate, murder and greed. Although by virtue of legacy he had enough material resources to sustain himself in his traditional standard of life but the sack of Neshapur coupled with the death of his dear parents plunged him into deep thinking. At times he was over whelmed with grief and saw a very vague picture of this terrible world though he bore it out with courage and exemplary forbearance. He was a hard working youth and looked after his orchard, personally trimming and watering the plants with his own hands.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life > Yet Another Shock

Hardly a year had passed after the death of Khawaja Muinuddin's father, when the mischievous Tartars once more ransacked Khorasan and repeated the same bloody drama of murder arson and loot. This time Sultan Mahmood, one of the brothers of Sultan Sanjar, came forward to check the invaders but he too failed to rout them. Neshapur was again the scene of the same ghastly tragedies. And once more Khawaja Muinuddin was overwhelmingly dismayed to see these scenes of terrible devastation. He often plunged himself into deeper thoughts about these ugly events in order to try to come to some definite conclusion about his own future course of life. The thought of helping the helpless humanity against all such persistent pillage always tormented his tender heart. Yet they could not come to any definite conclusion


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life > Destined For A Sacred Mission

As helpless human beings, we can never understand the will of the Almighty God. Should we surmise that by exhibiting these tragedies perhaps God Almighty meant to show Khawaja Muinuddin the sins of this wretched world in order to prepare him for a mighty divine mission of reform and peace for the mankind? As it will be seen later on that Heavenly Father did mean this for which He enlightened the mind of the young Khawaja quite unexpectedly. Whenever injustice, oppression and greed reigned supreme in this world, God has always been merciful to mankind by sending His saviours to fight the satanic forces and put the people on the path of righteousness and mutual love.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life >Khawaja Sahib's Genealogy And Childhood

Hazrat Khawaja Muinuddin Chishty was one of the descendants of the illustrious family of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (May peace of God be on him). His father Syed Ghiyasuddin Hasan was a very pious personality and a well to do and influential gentleman. His mother, Syeda Bibi Ummul-wara alias Babi Mah-e-Noor was the daughter of Syed Daud. While Khawaja Muinuddin's paternal genealogy is traced from Hazrat Imam Husain, the younger son of Hazrat Ali Karam Allah Wajahu, his maternal genealogy is traced from Hazrat Imam Hasan, the elder son of Hazrat Ali.

Childhood

According to historians, Khwaja Muinuddin Chishty even during his childhood gave early promise of his rare piety and sacrifice for others. Whenever any woman with a baby came to see his mother and if the baby cried for feeding,"the infant saint of the future" used to make a sign to his mother to feed the crying baby from her own breast. When his mother did this, the spectacle pleased the little Muinuddin very much. At the age of 3 or 4 he used to share his own food with his playmates.

Once he was going to Idgah for the Id prayers in rich clothes. On the way he saw a blind boy in rags. He pitied the boy so much that he at once gave him some of his own clothes and led him to Idgah with all due affection.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Birth And Early Life >Khawaja Sahib's Genealogy


Paternal Genealogy

Khawaja Muinuddin Hasan Chishty, son of Khawaja Syed Ghyasuddin Hasan, son of Syed Ahmed Muddin Tahir, son of Syed Khawaja Abdul Aziz Husain, son of Syed Imam Mohammed Mehdi, son of Syed Imam Hasan Askari, son of Imam Ali Naqi, son of Syed Imam Mohammed Taqi, son of Imam Ali Musi Raza, son of Imam Musi Kazim Raza, son of Imam Mohammed Jafar Sadiq, son of Imam Mohammed Baqar, son of Hazrat Syed Imam Zain-ul-Abideen, son of Syed-ul-Shohoda Syed Imam Husain, son of Amir-ul-Momineen Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.


Maternal Genealogy

Syeda Bidi Mah-e-Noor, daughter of Syed Daud, son of Hazrat Abdulla, son of Syed Zahid, son of Syed Mooris, son of Syed Daud I, son of Syedna Moosa, son of Syedna Abdulla Mahaz, son of Syedna Hasan Musa, son of Syedna Hazrat Imam Hasan, son of Syedna Hazrat Ali Karam Allah Wajahu.




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How could a great Sufi saint, who had renounced all worldly pleasures in his early ‘teens’, ever think of a married life? Yet Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty was obliged to marry twice at a very advanced age under Islamic Shariat at the commandment of the Holy Prophet. Throughout his blooming youth he was devoutly engaged in his difficult spiritual training under his Pir-o-Murshid, Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni, as a whole time devotee. The Sufis, leading a strictly austere and religious life, generally denied matrimony; their only object of life being complete renunciation and staunch dedication to God in the service of Islam and humanity

First Marriage

When he had settled down in Ajmer, the Khawaja Sahib had a special reminder about his marriage through a ‘Basharat’ (prophetic dream) from the Holy prophet sometime in 590 AH or 1193 AD. The Prophet said, "O Moinuddin, You are a great preceptor of our religion. You should not depart from our ‘sunnah’ (meaning marriage which is incumbent upon every Muslim under the laws of Shariat). Coincidentally that very night Malik-a-Khitab devotee of Hazrat Khawaja Sahib, had captured a Raja’s daughter in an encounter who embraced Islam and Khawaja sahib, in response to the above reminder, married her giving her the Islamic name of Bibi Ummutulla..

Second Marriage

Once again the Khawaja Sahib was asked to marry (in 620 AH or 1223 AD) Bibi Asmat, daughter of Syed Wajihuddin Mashhadi who was the commissioner of Ajmer since Qutubuddin Aibak’s regime.

Maulana Ahmed, who was a Khadim (attendant) of Hazrat Khawaja Sahib, states that Syed Wajihuddin Mashadi had a grown up daughter. He was worried about her marriage, as no suitable match was available. One night Hazrat Imam Jafar gave him this, `basharat’, `O Son, it is the commandment of the Holy Prophet that you should marry your daughter to Sheikh Moinuddin.’ Syed Wajihuddin mentioned this to Hazrat Khawaja Sahib and he replied, "Although I am now too old to marry, but the commandment of the Holy Prophet must be obeyed. I accept this relation." And so the Khawaja Sahib married a second time.


Children From Both Wives

It is an irrefutable fact that Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty had three sons and one daughter, viz. Khawaja Fakhruddin, Khawaja Hissamuddin, Khawaja Ziaddin Abu Sayeed and Bibi Hafiza Jamal.

It is generally agreed that Khawaja Ziauddin Abu Sayeed was born of Bibi Asmat while Khawaja Fakhruddin, Khawaja Hissammuddin and Bibi Hafiza Jamal from Bibi Ummatulla Hazrat Syed Mahmud Gesudraz of Gulbarga and his group of Sufis are, however, of the opinion that both the later sons were also born of Bibi Asmat, but Maulana Shamsuddin Taher and his group maintain that they were born of Bibi Ummatulla.

Khawaja Sahib's Sons

Khawaja Fakhruddin, the eldest son of Hazrat Khawaja Sahib, was a great dervish and followed strictly in the footsteps of his illustrious father. He spent most of his time in spiritual development with Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia of Delhi who was himself a great and well-known Sufi dervish. He adopted agriculture as his profession and lived in a village (Mandal) near Ajmer. He is reported to have died in 1265 AD and is buried at Sarwar, 37 miles from Ajmer on the Ajmer-Kekri Road which is an attraction to hundreds of pilgrims during his Urs every year

Khawaja Hissammuddin, the second son of Hazrat Sahib, is reported to have disappeared in his early age. All that is known of him is that he died in 1255 AD. He is said to have acquired the stage of an "abdaal" (certain holy person by whom God continues the world in existence, according to Islamic belief.)

Khawaja Ziauddin Abu Sayeed, the 3rd son of Hazrat Khawaja Sahib, left two sons of whom nothing is further known. He was buried in the precincts of Khawaja Sahib’s Dargah at Ajmer and died at the age of 50.

The Khawaja Sahib’s only daughter, Bibi Hafiza Jamal was a very pious lady and had leaned Quran by heart at the age of 7. She was married to Sheikh Raziuddin son of Sultan-ul-Tarikin Hazrat Khawaja Hameed-ud-din Nagauri; a saintly dervish who lies buried at Nagaur in Jodhpur district. She was buried in a tomb on the south of Khawaja Sahib’s shrine at Ajmer. Both Bibi Asmat and bibi Ummatulla are also buried in the precincts of the Dargah of Khawaja Sahib at Ajmer.






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Gharibnawaz(R.A) >His Days With Murshid> At Mecca and Medina


Khawaja Muinuddin says he was taken to Kaaba (Mecca) in 562 A.H. from Baghdad by his Murshid, Khawaja Usman, where the master prayed for his disciple's success and salvation. His prayer was answered by a 'Nida' (voice) declaring: 'O Usman, We have accepted Muinuddin as one of our beloved devotees". (Hazrat Sheikh Shahabuddin Suhrawardy says he was himself present in Mecca when Khawaja Muinuddin Chishti's attendance took place.) Khawaja Usman then took Khawaja Muinuddin to Medina and asked him to offer his homage and salutations at the shrine of the Holy Prophet Mohammed. In this connection, Khawaja Muinuddin says: "I did so and heard a 'Nida' in response declaring: 'Wa-alaikum-us-Salaam Ya Qutbul Mashaikh-e-bahr-o-bar' (Peace be on you also O spiritual leader of all the saints on earth"). Upon this Khawaja Usman informed his disciple that he had now reached the stage of perfection as a dervish

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >His Days With Murshid>Strange Experience On Travels


Describing his extensive travels with his 'Pir-o-Murshid' Khawaja Muinuddin says, "I was once travelling with Hazrat Khawaja Usman in Sewastan. One day we reached a 'Som-Aa' (monastery) where Hazrat Sadruddin Ahmed Sewastani lived and remained deeply absorbed in the devotion of God. For several days I remained in his attendance. When anybody came to him, he used to get out something from 'gheb' (invisible source) and present the same to the newcomer and requested him to pray for the dervish so that he may carry his unflinching faith in God and his holy prophet Mohammed to the grave. Whenever he heard of the torture that awaits the sinful dead in their graves (according to Islamic belief) he used to shiver like a cane even at this horrible thought. He very often bitterly wept for days together and did this so loudly that even the onlookers could not resist their pitiful emotions. When I attended on him, he was in this state of mind. When he recovered he told me, "My dear, I have to face the death. How can one whose enemy is Malik-ul-Maut (the angel of death) and who has to render the account of his worldly deeds or the Day-of-judgement (Qayamat) laugh or be happily engaged in any worldly affairs?" He went on, "If you people ever knew even a little about the condition of those persons who are interned in their graves with scorpions and snakes torturing them you would melt like salt. "Hazrat Sadruddin added, "One day I was sitting with a god fearing dervish in the graveyard of Basrah. By his intuition the divine understood that the internee of a nearby grave was being subjected to questions about his religious belief, etc. (according to Islamic conviction) with horrible torture. On realising the horror of this torture this dervish made a violent 'Nara' (loud shriek) and the next moment he was dead. I have never seen a dervish more horrified at the thought of after death questioning and torture of the sinful in their graves than this one. Hazrat Sadruddin further went on, " It is due to this thought of the horrible torture in grave that I am in seclusion for the past 30 years and you are the first person whom I have related this story. Therefore my dear, it is better to spend our time in the devotion of God than in the company of worldly people because so long as people spend their time in the company of worldly people they are away from God. We must avoid such association and prepare ourselves for the next world. "After this he gave me two ' Khurmas' (dry dates) and retired to his seclusion only to resume his repentance."

Hazarat Khawaja Muinuddin continues, "Once I, Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni Shiekh Ahaduddin Kirmani and Janab Aarif Revigiri were sitting in the company of some other dervishes in mosque of Damascus. In the course of conversation Janab Mohammed Arif said; " On the day-of-judgement (Qaya- mat) the rich will have to finish an account of their doings and conduct before God but the dervishes will be exempted." One of the dervishes however hesitated to believe this and demanded an authority on such a divine 'fireman' from an authentic book. After a little contemplation, Janab Arif gave out 'Kashful-Mahjoob' as the name of the book but the dervish insisted to see the said book and the 'firam' with his own eyes. Upon this Janab Aarif prayed to the Almighty God for help and by His grace the angels presented the particular book to him. When it was shown to the arguing dervish he bowed down his head at the feet of Janab Aarif apologetically. Afterwards it was decided that each of the 4 dervishes present should show his 'Karamat' (miracle). Hazrat Usman Harooni put his hand under his 'Mussalla' (prayer carpet) and brought out some pieces of gold and asked one of the company present to go and fetch some 'Halwa' (a kind of sweet paste prepared with refined flour butter and sugar for all. Shiekh Ahaduddin Kirmani then touched a dead branch of a tree lying nearby which immediately came to life and became green and flourishing. Owing to great regard I had for my 'murshid', I did nothing. Hazrat Usman then turned to me and said, "Muinuddin you did nothing". Upon this I took out 4 fresh breads from my wallet and handed them over to the dervishes who were feeling too hungry but did not express their desire before the company due to shame. Janab Aarif then said, "A dervish who had no such powers did not deserve to be called a dervish. "

Hazrat Khawaja Muinuddin says, "Once I, Hazrat Usman and another dervish were on a journey when we reached the town of Awash where we met Shiekh Bahauddin Awashi. He was a great dervish and it was his custom that whosoever went to him at his Khanqah (secluded place of meditation), he was offered something. He used to distribute clothes also, which he received from 'gheb' (invisible sources). When we left him, he gave me a precious parting advice. He said, "O dervish, whatever you get give it away in charity in the name of Allah and never hoard any wealth. Feed the humble and the poor people of God so that you may become one of His beloved."

Hazrat Khawaja Muinuddin continues, "Our next halt was at Badakhshan where we met a venerable old dervish one of whose feet was amputated. He was 100 years old and was wholly absorbed in the devotion of God. When I enquired about his amputated foot, he said, "One day, overpowered by my 'nafs' (appetitive desire) I put this foot out of the 'Som Aa' (monastery) when I heard a 'nida' (voice), "O devotee, have you forgotten your pledge with me? I immediately felt ashamed and cut off my foot and threw it away because it had led me out of the 'Som Aa' and was the cause of breaking my pledge with God. I do not know how shall I be able to show my face and wipe off this disgrace before other dervishes on the Day-of-Judgement."

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >His Days With Murshid> Conversion Of Fire Worshippers


All historians report a wonderful miracle about Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni when he was no one of his tours with Khawaja Muinuddin from Harwan to Baghdad. In the town of Ray, which was a big center of fire-worshippers, they had a big fire temple wherein 20 wagonloads of firewood were consumed daily to keep the fire alive for all the 24 hours. Hazrat Khawaja Usman stayed here under a shady tree. While he engaged himself in his evening prayers, he asked his attendant Fakhruddin to arrange for the fire and prepare some food to end the day's fast. Fakruddin went to the fire worshippers and begged for some burning coal in order to prepare his fire but they refused and said, "This is our god we cannot give any fire out of it. "The attendant returned and reported the matter to his master. Hazrat Khawaja Usman then himself went and found that an old man, whose name was Mukhtar, was sitting on a raised wooden platform with a 7 year old boy in his lap and many persons were busy in worshipping the fire around him. Hazrat Usman questioned him, "What is the use of worshipping fire which is but an insignificant creation of the Almighty God and which can be extinguished with a little water, why didn't you worship that real and true God, the Creator of this fire and of all the universe, so that you may derive benefit and have eternal salivation. "The old man replied, "Fire in our religion is very sacred and it is the source of our salvation, we worship it so that it would not burn us on the Day-of-Reckoning."

Hazrat Usman: Very well. Since you have been worshipping it for ages now put your hand in it. If it is a source of your salvation it should not burn you.

The Old Man: But burning is the nature of the fire, who can dare to put his hand in it and yet be safe from it?

Hazrat Usman: Fire is under the command of the Almighty God, the Creator of the whole universe without His command it cannot burn even a hair.

Having said this, Hazrat Usman took the boy from the arms of the old man and reciting, "Bismillah-Ar-Rehman-ir-Rahim-Yaa Naaro kuni bar da-wassalaam-un-ala-Ibrahim" (In the name of merciful and Compassionate God, O fire be thou cool and a means of safety for Abraham) (Quran), he suddenly disappeared in the burning fire. The fire worshippers began to cry and wail. It was after some time that by the grace of God, Hazrat Usman emerged out of the fire quite unscathed with the boy in his arms, hale and hearty. The fire could do them no harm. The old priest and his companions were surprisingly too happy to see the boy safe and sound, and asked him, " what did you see in the fire? " The boy replied, "I was playing in a garden because of the blessings of this Sheikh."

All the fire-worshippers, after seeing this miracle, embraced Islam and became Hazrat Khawaja Usman's devoted disciples. Mukhtar's name was changed into Abdulla and the boy's into Ibrahim after the Islamic fashion. Hazrat Usman stayed in Ray for 2 and half years and imparted necessary Islamic teachings and lessons to the new converts. Instead of the fire temple, a magnificent mosque was built in Ray which stands even to this day.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >His Days With Murshid>Punctuality Of Namaz


According to Khawaja Muinuddin Chishti, "One day my Murshid Hazrat Usman said "Tomorrow, when the day-of-judgement will come,when all-prophets saints and Muslims will be interrogated by God Almighty about their responsibility to 'Namaz' (prayers). Those who have discharged this duty punctually will be spared but those who have not, or who have been lethargic, will be hurled in Waile which is a well in hell and where the punishment is dreadful."

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >His Days With Murshid>Crossing Of Tigris

Recounting another journey with Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Khawaja Usman, Khawaja Muinuddin says, "We were on a journey, when we reached the bank of the river Tigris, it was horribly overflowing under a furious storm. I was disturbed about crossing it. Hazrat Usman understood my apprehension and asked me to "close the eyes". I did so. When I opened my eyes after a little while I found him and myself both on the other side of the river. I reverently enquired as to how it happened? The great Murshid said, "We repeated Al-hamd Sharif (Surah Fatiha from the Quran) five times and crossed the river.









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Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Meeting With Khawaja Qutubuddin

During this tour, when he visited the famous city of Asfahan, he met Sheikh Mohammed Asfahani. The 14-year old Qutubuddin Bakhtiyear Awashi (born 569 AH) was in search of a Murshid (Master) in those days and was thinking of approaching Sheikh Mohammed in this matter but, in the meantime he came across Hazrat Khawaja Muinuddin who read in him a very promising spiritual career and accepted him as a 'mureed'. Khawaja Qutubuddin accompanied him on his tour in 583 AH and later on was initiated as Khawaja Sahib's Khalifa in 586 AH as the result of the 'Bahsharat' (prophesy in dream) from the Holy Prophet of Islam at the early age of 17. Khawaja Qutubuddin was a born saint in as much as he had learnt half of the Holy Quran by God's grace while he was still in his mother's womb and used to recite it.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Visits To Mecca And Medina

During this tour (583-585 AH), Khawaja Muinuddin visited several other places including Mecca, performed Haj and offered incessant prayers for sometime there. One day he heard a 'Nida' declaring, "O Muinuddin, we are pleased with you; you may ask anything you like." The Khawaja Sahib replied, "O Almighty God, I only pray for the grace of your pardon of Muinuddin's 'Silsila' of mureeds". The 'Nida' answered, "O Muinuddin, you are our beloved devotee, we shall pardon your 'mureeds ' and also others who became so in your 'silsila' upto Qayamat (the Day-of-Reckoning).

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Prophetic Direction To Go To Ajmer

Khawaja Muinuddin then went to Medina. There also he remained in devotion for a long time. One night he had a 'Basharat' (prophetic dream) from the Holy Prophet who said, "O Muinuddin you are the promoter of our religion. We give India under your charge where darkness prevails. Go to Ajmer. With your presence, the darkness shall disappear and Islam shall shine. Allah will help you. "Khawaja Muinuddin was much pleased at this 'Basharat' but wondered about the geographical situation of Ajmer. In another spiritual communion with the Holy Prophet, he was however shown a map with the exact position of Ajmer with its surrounding hills and the fort.

Resuming his journey the Khawaja Sahib visited Khirqan and Sheikh Abul Hasan Khirqani and then Astrabad where he met Shiekh Naasiruddin Astrabadi. He then left for Herat where he stayed at the tomb of Hazrat Abdulla Ansari for some time


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Yadgar Mohammad's Conversion

When his reputation attracted large number of people in Herat he moved on to Sabzawar in Afghanistan. The governor of this place, named Yadgar Mohammed, was a very cruel and haughty ruler. He was a Baatani and did not recognise or respect the first 3 Caliphs of Islam, neither had he any regard for Sufi dervishes and holy personalities. He owned a fine garden in the suburbs of the town. Hazrat Khawaja Sahib was tired, so he went into the garden for a little rest and, after having a bath in hauz' (a small reservoir of water), engaged himself in the study of the Holy Quaran.

At this time news of the expected arrival of Yadgar Mohammed perturbed the attendant of Khawaja Sahib. Apprehending insult of trespass at the hands of the haughty governor he approached his master and informed, " Sir, the owner of this garden is coming; I think, we should move out lest he may insult your honour for trespass in his garden." The Khawaja Sahib merely smiled and said, "If you are so afraid, you may go and sit under that tree and watch the scene of Allah's wonder. "Immediately after this, Yadgar's servants appeared on the scene and started sweeping and carpeting of the place for their master's reception. Due to the extraordinary saintly dignity and awe of Khawaja Sahib, they could not however dare to ask him to get out. In the meantime, Yadgar Mohammed arrived at the scene with his retinue.

When he saw Khawaja Muinuddin there, he got wild and vehemently rebuked his servants, "Why did you allow this 'fakir' here and did not turn him out of my garden?" On hearing this, the Khawaja Sahib simply raised his eyes (from the Holy Quran which he was reading) towards Yadgar Mohammed and the next moment the proud and haughty governor shivered like a cane and fell down unconscious on the ground. His servants and retinue were thunder struck by this incident and begged Khawaja Sahib to forgive their master for his impertinent behaviour. Upon this the Khawaja Sahib asked his attendant to get some water from the 'hauz' and sprinkle the same on Yadgar Mohammed's face.

The next moment he regained consciousness and knelt down at the feel of the saint apologetically. The Khawaja Sahib then delivered a brief sermon of advice to him and his people who repented shamefully for their past sins and wrong convictions. He reminded Yadgar Mohammed that it was highly contradictory and shameful to be a believer of the Holy Prophet on the one hand and to disobey and flout his commands and the Islamic principles on the other. Yadgar Mohammed offered prayers in lieu of his 'tauba' (repentance) and pledged strict abstinence for future. He wanted to give all his vast wealth to Khawaja Sahib, but it was contemptuously refused. He was however advised to distribute it among the poor and the needy which he did promptly. He divorced his many wives, freed all his slaves and renouncing the world, became one of the ardent devotees of Hazrat Khawaja Muinuddin Chishti.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>In Ghazni

From Balakh, Khawaja Muinuddin is reported to have gone to Ghazni at a time when none could have dared to enter that city due to the terrible turmoil and disturbances that prevailed there consequent upon the fall of Sultan Mahmud's power and the rise of that of the Ghauris. The city was dangerously ablaze and life was unsafe on account of the general massacre, arson and loot. But Khawaja Muinuddin was too big to be afraid of such dangers. If he was afraid of anything on earth he was afraid of the Almighty God alone. In Ghazni he met Hazrat Shamsul-Aarifin Sheikh Abdul Waahid and stayed with him for some time. In the tone and temper of this horrible time in Ghazni, the Khawaja Sahib applied his healing balm of spiritualism to the wounds of the afflicted which was the supreme need of the hour.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Entry In India

It was in the year of grace, 587 AH or 1191 AD that Khawaja Muinuddin Chishti entered India and proceeded to Delhi via Fort Shaadman, Multan, Lahore and Samana (a town of the old Patiala state). At Lahore he stayed for 40 days at the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh, a great saint who had come to India before Khawaja Sahib and enjoyed considerable respect and popularity in the Punjab. While leaving Lahore, Hazrat Khawaja Muinuddin offered the following Persian couplet in appreciation of this great saint:

"Ganj bakhsh-e-faize-e-Alam mazhar-e-nur-e-khuda.
Naaqisan ra pir-e-kamil Kaamilaan raa naakhuda. "
(Ganj Baksh is a radiant ray of Divinity and a bestower of the treasure of divine knowledge for the salvation of mankind. To the unworthy he is a supreme guide or murshid but to the supreme guides or murshids themselves he is a superlative guide like the captain of a ship.)

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Warning of Raja Prithviraj's Mother

Mother of Raja Prithviraj Chauhan, who ruled Ajmer and Delhi at that time, had warned her son 12 years ago by her astrological knowledge that a 'fakir' would enter his kingdom from the North one day and destroy it if he would not be wise enough to respect him and compromise with him. The Raja had therefore, deputed intelligent spies all over the North-Western frontier to watch the expected fakir with a view to foil his entry and finish him before he could do any mischief. When Khawaja Sahib reached Samana (a town of the old Patiala state), the spies were shrewd enough to recognise him and wanted to harm him by intrigue. They invited him to stay with them as their guest and accept their hospitality. But a 'Basharat' from the Holy Prophet warned him not to trust them but to continue his journey toward Ajmer.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Courageoues Entry In Delhi

A great political event coincided with the journey of Hazrat Khawaja Sahib from Lahore to Delhi. On the decline of Sultan Mahmud's reign in Ghazni, Sultan Ghiyasuddin Ghauri and his brother Shahabuddin Ghauri had assumed power and captured Lahore from the last Ghazni governor Khusro Shah. Before returning to his capital, Shahabuddin Ghauri was however challenged (after he had captured Bhatinda) by and suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Raja Prithviraj Chauhan of Ajmer in the first battle of Trawri or Tarain (40 miles from Delhi) in 587 A H or 1191 AD. He escaped miraculously with his wounds by the help of a faithful Khilji slave who carried him safe on his horseback from the battlefield.

The Khawaja Sahib on his journey to Delhi met some Khilji and Pathan sepoys-remnants of Shahabuddin Ghauri's defeated army-who warned the saint not to venture his entry into Delhi at such a dangerous time. But it has always been proved, he was too big for such a warning and despite all natural prejudice against Muslims in such atmosphere he continued his journey courageously towards Delhi.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Succession As Khalifa>Entity & Conversions In Delhi

It can be easily surmised that the Khawaja Sahib's entry in Delhi, under such a prejudiced atmosphere must have taxed his and his few followers courage and perseverance to the utmost capacity specially faith in Allah. And indeed nothing could disturb or prevent him and his resolute mission even when his appearance actually infuriated the inhabitants of Delhi. A citizen’s deputation approached Khandey Rao, the cousin of Raja Prithviraj and governor of Delhi under his regime and easily obtained these orders for the immediate expulsion of Khawaja Sahib and his few companions from Delhi. But whosoever went to execute the order he was so irresistibly over powered and subdued by the great saint's magnetic personality and affectionate demeanour that he was on the contrary, obliged to listen to Khawaja Sahib's sermon and embrace Islam instead of evicting him from the site. This was the great saint's first miracle on the soil of India which killed all the prejudice against his religion surprisingly and converted the same into a deep affection and reverence for him. As this news went round the city, people began to flock around him in ever-increasing number and embraced Islam unhesitatingly. When sufficient seed of Islamic faith was thus scattered in the soil of Delhi the Khawaja Sahib deputed Khawaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (his beloved Khalifa) to carry on the good work there and himself proceeded to Ajmer.






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Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>Why These Miracles?


According to the natural principle of "seeing is believing", man appreciates and believes quickly a practical demonstration if he sees it with his own eyes instead of being convinced by any other kind of mere theoretical education or appeal for any good cause. There has been no greater and more sacred cause than the cause of religion in the history of mankind. Religious belief has always been a question of strong conviction with humanity, and there can be no perfect or unshakable religious belief without perfect and solemn conviction in the establishment of which nothing but miracles have played a most convincing part. Miracles, as a rule, are rare phenomena emanating from, or performed by, only those superhuman beings who are entrusted with, the sublime service of God and His creation.

When man is woefully steeped in sin, he refuses to return to the path of righteousness easily, and ignores all ordinary human appeals for abstinence. He needs something more powerful i.e. some ‘supernatural’ power to convince him that sinful life was contrary to the "Divine Law" and would lead him only to an ignominious disaster and severe penalties in both the worlds if he did not return to virtue. Only divine personalities like the Prophets, Saints and Auvtaars, who have no selfish axe to grind, are capable of performing by the grace of God to uphold the cause of eternal TRUTH for the emancipation of mankind.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>Miracles And Modern Science


The votaries of modern science do not believe in miracles. They take them as mere myths. But, in Islam, miracles have the authority of the Holy Quran. They must be believed because, firstly, they actually happen; secondly, because they are incontestable historical facts; and thirdly, because science is only a weapon of sceptics and unbelievers against thing ‘supernatural’. Scientists maintain that except the priest craft and some credulous victims, no intelligent person living in 20th century believers in miracles, which are looked upon as mere fables invented by wily priests maddened by superstition and medieval moonshine. This tempest of mere verbal camouflage is, however, a poor instrument to thrash out the truth about miracles.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>Khawaja Sahib's Pilgrimage To Mecca Every Year


As is evident from his life history Khawaja Moinuddin is reported to have performed two Haj pilgrimages to Mecca before coming out to India. But the Hajis (pilgrims who visit Mecca during the Haj) who undertook pilgrimage to Mecca during Khawaja Sahib’s stay in Ajmer bore evidence to the fact on their return to Indian that they saw the great saint in Mecca personally during the Haj every year. It was indeed one of his marvellous miracles. How could he do this feat in the absence of any modern means of transport 700 years ago, is a mystery beyond human perception and yet it is a fact corroborated by eye witness and history. During the Haj period, he was seen both in Ajmer and Mecca.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>Murderer Becomes A Devotee


Once a person appeared before Hazrat Khawaja Sahib and pretended to say that he was eager to pay his homage to the great saint on that particular day. The Khawaja Sahib replied "Here I am, but first fulfil your promise that brings you here". The man began to tremble with the idea that his secret was out before he could act and, admitting his guilt, he at once offered his profound apologies. As a matter of fact, this man was a hireling of some of the enemies of Hazrat Khawaja and had come with theprecise intention of murdering the holy saint, a fact which the great saint came to know by his intuitive powers. The man prayed for the pardon of the saint who forgave him magnanimously. The men then embraced Islam and became one of the devoted `mureeds’ of Khawaja Moinuddin for the rest of his life.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>Milk From An Immature Cow?


One day Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty was sitting on the bank of the Ana-sagar lake at Ajmer. A shepherd-boy happened to pass before him with a herd of young cows who had not yet acquired their maturity. The Khawaja Sahib asked the boy for some milk from his herd. The boy took it to be a joke and said, "Baba they are all young calf of immature age; they do not yield any milk at this age." The Khawaja Sahib smiled and, pointing towards a young cow, said, "I would like to drink the milk of that cow, go and milk her." The boy obeyed rather hesitatingly. When he went to milk this particular cow, he was simply astonished to find her teats fully developed and over-flowing with milk. The boy filled several receptacles with milk which 40 persons drank to their full satisfaction. He was so much impressed by this strange miracle that he became great devotee of Khawaja Sahib.

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>A Prediction


One day, ‘mureed’ (disciple) of Khawaja Sahib came to him and complained, "Sir, the governor of the city has made my life most miserable by intolerable harassment so much so that today he has order my banishment from the city." The Khawaja Sahib replied, "But where is he now, he has already been punished by God?" When the man returned to his home, he heard the news of the governor’s sudden death due to a fall from his horse while hunting.


Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>Restoration Of Murdered Man


One day a waiting old woman came to Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin who was busy with his ‘wazoo’ (ablution). The woman complained that the governor of the city had murdered her son without any fault and that she had come to him to beg for justice. The Khawaja Sahib, after finishing with his ‘wazoo’ picked up his ‘asa-e-mubarak’ (holy staff) and went out with the old lady to go to the place where the murdered corpse of her son was lying. His close devotees also followed him in attendance. The Khawaja Sahib placed the severed heard in its proper position on the body of the murdered young man and prayed to the Almighty God, "O Allah, if this man was murdered with any fault, then grant him his life". After this prayer, the Khawaja Sahib put his staff on the corpse and said, "Get up by the command of Allah if you are innocent." The young man got up, hale and hearty, and the next moment both he and his old mother fell down at the feet of the great saint of Ajmer in solemn gratitude

Gharibnawaz(R.A) >Karamat (Miracles)>To The Rescue Of Sheikh Ali


One day Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin was passing through a street of Ajmer with his attendant Sheikh Ali. Suddenly a creditor of Sheikh Ali appeared on the scene and, holding him by his garment insisted upon the payment of his debt in a very insolent manner. Pleading on behalf of his attendant, the Great Khawaja assured the creditor that his debt would now be paid soon and requested him to let Sheikh Ali go for the time being. But the creditor would not allow the attendant to move until his money was paid on the spot. This obduracy at last invoked Khawaja Sahib’s proverbial sympathy for human shortcomings. In a state of ‘jazba’ (intense feeling) he took off his ‘Chadar’ (the wrapper which he wore) and flung the same on to the ground. And as soon as the ‘Chadar’ was flung, it was covered with a big heap of precious silver and gold coins. The Khawaja Sahib then asked the creditor, "Please take away your debt, counting honestly as much as it is due to you, from this heap but be careful not to pick up even a single coin more than what is your legitimate due." Overpowered by greed at the sight of such a vast wealth, the creditor mischievously thought of picking up more than what was actually due to him. But as soon as he stretched his hand towards the money with this evil intention, it dried up and his arm became as stiff as an iron rod. The creditor and the onlookers were wonder-struck at this awful experience. Realising his guilt, the creditor fell at the feet of the great saint and begged for mercy. The Khawaja Sahib accepted the man’s apology with his characteristic benevolence and prayed to God for the restoration of his arm to its normal condition.











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"The seer by devotion and contemplation, prepared himself for the duties of Guide and Leader to mankind but when there comes the clear call, he must stand forth and proclaim the Message, in purity unselfish devotion and patient long suffering; to save men the distress of the Final Day. For Manu there be who glory in life of ease and plenty. arrogant splendour and the applause of men who scorn God's Truth and reject the divine. How will they fare when the Judgement come, and the penalty? Every fact in life's pageant is but a portent for the future. Every soul is in the pledge and must redeem itself by Faith, Prayer, by Charity and earnest care for the Realities of life. Bring but the will, and God will guide-the Lord of Righteousness, the Lord of Mercy and Forgiveness. "(Quran: LXXIV: C. 254 by Abdulla Yusuf Ali).

Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty arrived in Ajmer at the age of 52 in 587 AH or 1191 AD on his divine mission, unique in the annals of Islam and also in the history of India. As we have seen, for the success of his grand mission he had already been suitably trained by his Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni and divinely equipped by the blessings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed. He was thus an apostle of God dedicated to the cause of Truth which "always and invariably prevails though in the long run." His only armour for the success of his great mission was that greatest invisible power that pervades and sustains the whole universe.


Truth Always Prevails

Again and again through all successive ages, the apostles of God have successfully fought and defeated the forces of evil. Prophet David succeeded in overthrowing Goliath. Prophet Abraham survived the torture of a huge fire made by Namrood to destroy him but it turned into a garden of fragrant flowers and Namrood himself was destroyed by a gnat. Shree Ramchandra, the exiled but dutiful son of Raja Dashratha secured a mighty victory over Ravana the demon king of Ceylon, in righteous cause. In spite of all torture, the Holy Christ and his religion did survive even after his crucifixion and the Holy Prophet gave noble lessons of Christianity to the world. Prophet Mohammed was tormented by Abu Jehal and Abu Lehab with superior forces but he succeeded triumphantly in the end with his grand religious mission. The whole history of the world is replete with such illuminating and noble examples of the success of 'Truth' against evil and repeats itself again and again. Whenever and wherever there is a struggle between Truth and falsehood the former is ultimately a victor. Raja Prithvi Raj of Ajmer unfortunately adopted a false policy of arrogance, persecution and insult against a harmless dervish and had to go down before the divine dispensation of the Almighty God.

Natural & Inevitable

Whenever the 'Divine will' ordains to inspire a band of righteous people to work as "Torchbearers of Truth" to a corrupt humanity, there never fails to appear a band of those diehards who pitch themselves in deadly opposition to inflict on the victims all sorts of tortures and troubles. Truth and Righteousness come out all the more shining when tried and tested by hardships and such a period of adversity cannot also fail to bring out the best character in the martyrs, their patience fortitude, humiliation unflinchingly faith, etc. In fact they live if they can for the Truth and die, if they must for the Truth. Moral perfection can be attained and moral virtue can reach their highest standard of persecution. And the ultimate success after fighting against odds, goes to prove beyond all doubt how the "Divine Movement " and the Divine help and guidance work behind it. Their severe trials are so to say, a blessing in disguise. In the furnace of trials and persecution the one of character becomes burnished gold. Adversity and hardships bring out some of the finest qualities in man. They either make of him an everlasting character, the light which shall shine always and everywhere or reduce him to nothingness and oblivion. Therefore those who aspire after success must be prepared to tread the road of hardships and trials.

Greatest Preacher Of Islam In India

It is a historic fact that Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty was the greatest preacher and founder of Islam in India. It was he who laid the real foundation of Islam in India by his peaceful mission and unparalleled forbearance. He brought the message of 'Universal Love and Peace' and paved the way for his succeeding Khalifas for the peaceful propagation of Islam in this country without any compulsion whatsoever in the true spirit of the Holy Quran which says, "Let there be no compulsion in religion. Wilt thou compel men to become believers? No soul can believe but by the persuasion of God." Khawaja Moinuddin followed this dictum through out his mission. Before his arrival, Muslims in India were in a most negligible minority. His piety and sympathetic preaching made a profound impression upon all he came across.

The invasions of Mohammed-bin-Qasim and Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni contrary to general belief, did little or nothing for any real or permanent promotion of Islam in India. They were more or less military campaigns for the economic exploitation like the British and bear no comparison whatsoever with the grand mission of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin who did wonders with his peaceful preaching of Islam in this country. He did not bring any armies with him but came with only a few companions; he feared none on earth except Allah. He did not come out to conquer the wealth of India, he came out to endear and win the hearts of Indian people by free conviction in order to put them on the right path of "Truth and Love" and thus give them happiness and prosperity in life and salvation after death.

Here was the God's chosen man for a particular mission at a particular period of history Khawaja Moinuddin had renounced the world at an early age and braved self-imposed mortification and contentment when he could have easily lulled himself in a luxurious life on the rich traditions of his illustrious family. But, like all other great prophets and redeemers of the oppressed world his heart ached at the persecution and suffering which the barbarous man perpetrated upon his innocent fellow beings. Here was the man of destiny who was a penniless and friendless orphan when he renounced the world and left Neshapur in quest of education. And yet by exemplary self-denial and diligent industry, he was able to obtain the highest moral and religious training at the leading institutions of Samarqand and Bokhara.

Miracles & Sufi Derveshes

The 'Karamaat' or miracles, which formed a most prominent part of Khawaja Moinuddin life and mission, have always been intimately associated with the lives of other Sufi saints and Hindu seers in the East. As a matter of fact, miracles emanate from the supernatural powers bestowed upon these holy persons by God as the result of their life long devotion, probation (Mujahedas) and trials, and are beyond the scope of common conception of ordinary human beings, their experiences and knowledge. Modern science and logic have no place in the 'hidden' calculation and determination of miracles. They are displayed only when there is a great emergency to justify them. In fact they are used as a `last remedy' when all other common sense persuasion failed to convince the devil in man or the teachings and principles of the divine doctrines of Truth or the laws of God, in order to maintain a harmonious equilibrium among mankind in the "Divine Scheme of God." so essential for the happiness of His creation on earth. Highly talented and enlightened Sufis and seers are extremely few and rare in this age. They are ranked as Walees in Muslim terminology who as the lives of Khawaja Moinuddin and others of his most distinguished order prove, were obliged to use their supernatural powers to meet the circumstances of each situation strictly in accordance with the divine law and will in the cause of Truth and nothing else.

Round the Anasagar lake where the Khawaja Sahib's party was camping there were many temples. The followers of the saint used to draw water and sometimes catch the fish also from this lake for their food. The Brahman priests of these temples naturally remonstrated against this and reported the matter to the Raja who ordered immediate removal of "these Muslim fakirs" from the place. The servants of the Raja not only demanded Khawaja Sahib's movement from this place but also asked him to leave Ajmer at once, and this demand was made in very insolent and unbecoming manner. But it was impossible for Khawaja Sahib to agree because he was there by the will of God and the command of his Holy Prophet of Islam. When the rude crowd of Brahmans tried to mob and molest these innocent fakirs with the ultimate intention of murdering them the Khawaja Sahib only threw some dust upon them which forced them not only to shrink back but caused the loss of their senses and vitality also.

Persistent Prejudice & Attacks

The priests had carried the news of palpable miracles to Raja Prithviraj who naturally got furious in spite of his mother's warning to control his temper. She reminded him calmly of her 12-year-old prophecy about the entry of a fakir in his kingdom and warned him to treat the dervish with restraint if he wanted to preserve his kingdom. But the warning did not pacify the Raja. He lost no time in summoning one of his most trusted councilors, Ajaipal, (who was also his spiritual 'guru') for an urgent conference. Ajaipal was recognised to be the greatest exponent of the sciences of black art magic and witchcraft, astronomy, astrology, and the like. He also expounded these sciences to many hundreds of his chelas (disciples). When he heard the news of Khawaja Sahib's miracles, he assured the Raja not to worry at all and informed him that this fakir was only a fake juggler of occult sciences and that he would turn him out of Ajmer without any difficulty. He advised Prithviraj to go to the fakir with his bodyguard, promising to follow him very soon with his own army of chelas and the necessary paraphernalia of his witchcraft etc. to meet the emergency.


Ajapal's Magic Attacks

While on his way to Khawaja Sahib, Prithviraj fired by his lingering wrath, thought of hurting the saint terribly but as soon as this evil thought occurred, he lost his vision and could not move forward. But when he recollected his mother's pacifying warning to treat the fakir reverently his heart suddenly softened and he regained his eyesight. By the time he actually appeared before the saint, he had such miraculous experiences no less than 7 times. At last when he reached Anasagar, he was encouraged to see Ajaipal also arriving at the spot in time with his promised troop of disciples.

Strange Experience

Ajaipal immediately started one of his magical attacks upon the unarmed and peaceful saint whose few followers got frightened for a while. To ward off their fear, the Khawaja Sahib asked them to draw a circle on the ground around their party for protection against Ajaipal's magical attacks which produced horrible scenes.

First of all, Ajaipal made a violent attack through a whirlwind of "chakras" (a sharpedged disc that terribly revolved in the air and cut everything it touched). But instead of harming the Khawaja Sahib and his party, these hundreds of Chakras, whirling violently in the air only reacted back on Ajakpal's own men and caused no harm to the saint's party.

The attacks which followed were more dreadful than the first. But these could do not a bit of harm to the small party of God's innocent fakirs. On the contrary, they did a lot of damage in the ranks of Ajaipal's men.

Frustrated by his Chela's persistent failures, Ajaipal now made a last desperate bid in order to regain his damaged prestige in the eyes of his people by trying a masterpiece of his magical art. He enquired Khawaja Sahib of his position in the realm of the spiritual world. The saint replied, "Let us first see what status you hold in your spiritual world? After that God willing we shall also show you our position."

It was now a lost game for Ajaipal and he surrendered himself to the mercy of Khawaja Sahib finally. While Ajaipal was the redoubtable master of all the evil science of his day, the Khawaja Sahib was only a humble devotee of none but the all-powerful the all pervading and the Almighty God of the universe.

Ajaipals Attacks

Having lost his battles, Ajaipal now embraced Islam, and became one of Khawaja Sahib's devoted disciples. He now requested the saint to show his unique position in the realm of the spiritual world as promised by him and wonderland of the 7th heaven through Khawaja Sahib's spiritual powers which had no limit. Amazed at the wonderful powers of Khawaja Sahib, Ajaipal aspired to have an 'eternal life' so that he could gain time to seek God's pardon for his past sins. He begged the saint to have this wish fulfilled and the Khawaja Sahib did pray to the Almighty God accordingly. The prayer was granted on the condition that Ajaipal's spirit will remain immortal only for the service of mankind, although he will not be seen in his mortal form which must decay in due course of time under the unchangeable Divine Law. Although Ajaipal died in 694 AH and cannot be seen in his mortal form but his immortal spirit, according to a legend exists for the service of humanity even to this day. This immortal spirit is known as Abdulla Bayabani, a name given to him by Khawaja Shaib.

Now that so many people embraced Islam and had become Khawaja Muinuddin’s devoted followers, they requested the saint to shift from Anasagar hill to the former’s house in the city-the site of the saint’s present shrine-to enable the citizens of Ajmer to derive best advantage from his divine preaching. The Khawaja Sahib agreed to this suggestion and his missionary work began to flourish here so much so that within a short time thousands of people from the surrounding districts of Ajmer embraced Islam.







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Origin And Conception

The root of the word Qawwali is Qa’ol which is an Arabic word meaning an axiom or dictum based upon the religious subjects which help purification of thoughts. From the word Qawwali we also get another word Qawwali which means a musician or singer who sings the hymns or praises of God and dictums of the prophets, saints and other holy personages in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and even Hindustani composed by reputed Sufi saints and poets. These Qawwali concerts are magnetic in nature and touch the delicate cord of human heart which, being ethereal, is the main centre of spiritual awakening in man. The Khawaja Sahib not only introduced but also patronised these concerts to capture and mould the hearts of his audience for accepting the Divine Message gracefully.

Music has always played a prominent part in the religious and social life of India from time immemorial and therefore singing or recital of the devotional songs called bhajans etc. has been one of the important ceremonials at Hindu temples and religious congregations. The Khawaja Sahib was the inventor of the fascinating blending of sweet songs in Sufistic style preaching the gospel of Truth. This medium suited Indian culture, temperament, customs and traditions most admirably with the result that his Sama or Qawwali mahfils (congregations) became very popular with good results and they continue to be so even to this day.


Language Of Qawwali

While the devotional songs offered at Hindu shrine are composed in Sanskrit, Hindi or other regional languages of India, the compositions sung at the Qawwali mahfils are generally a choice selection of inspiring religious poetry in Persian by various reputed Sufi poets and dervishes. To soften and capture a human heart, possessing even the slightest spark of piety and devotion, the appeal of such Qawwali concerts has been amazingly irresistible. They have sort of hypnotic influence upon spiritual-minded audience inspiring a kind of uncontrollable jazba (intense feeling) culminating in wajd or ecstasy.

Qualification of a Qawwal

A perfect Qawwal is one who is the master of classical Indian music gifted with a sweet and fascinating voice on the one hand, and is thoroughly conversant with the variety of selective poetical compositions on Sufism by distinguished Persian, Urdu and Hindi poets on the other. In addition to many years’ hard practice consistent with the varied knowledge of the said poetry, a really good Qawwal still needs the "spiritual blessings" of any great Sufi saint for his ultimate perfection and general recognition. There are many instances of excellent Qawwals who have risen to frame and fortune under the blessings of one or the other Sufi saint in India








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The passing away of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin (may peace of god be upon his soul) from this world to the next which took place on 6th of Rajab 633 AH (1233 AD) at the ripe age of 97 was also one of the greatest mysteries of his life.

It goes without saying that by virtue of his divine life Khawaja Moinuddin is immortal. In the past 750 years, millions of people of all classes and faiths inspired by his love and pious preaching, are attracted to his shrine from all over the world to pay their loving homage and receive his ungainly blessings to solve their problems. Such a devotion has never been offered to the tomb of any the mightiest monarchs of the world and it is a rare distinction in the history of Islam and Sufism.

The life and mission of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin have been of an exceptional character as compared to any other saints of India. His simple teachings penetrated even stony hearts, his affectionate looks tamed his fiercest enemies, his matchless piety and blessings knew no distinction and his spiritual amazed and defied his bitterest adversaries who came to harm him but were compelled to embrace Isalm and become his devotees for the rest of their lives. These exceedingly rare gifts are bestowed by the Almighty God only upon his "chosen few" whom He deputes to reform mankind whenever is goes astray from the right path of Truth

Mystery Of Khawaja Saheb's Death

On the night of 5th of Rajab 634 AH the great saint as usual, retired to his cell after the ‘Isha’ prayer (the prescribed time of this prayer is between 8-30 p.m. and midnight) and closed the door, instructing his attending devotees not to disturb him that night. They stayed away but heard a noise of something like ‘wajd’ (ecstasy) throughout that particular night. In the early hours of the morning, this noise however ceased. When as usual, the door of the cell did not open at the time of the morning prayers (5 to 6am), anxiety was felt all round and ultimately it was forced open by Khawaja Saheb’s devotees. Their great saint had relinquished his mortal remains and the following sentence in Arabic was radiantly glittering on his forehead:

"Haaza Habib-Allah Mata Fee Hoob-Allah"
(He is God’s beloved and he died in God’s love)







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Hazrat Nizam Uddin Aulia was one such saint as illuminated the nooks and corners of India with the divine light of the deen and all people, the elders as well as the commoners, were equally benefited form it.

Parentage

Muhammad is the name but called by various titles. Mahboob-e-Ilahi, Sultan-Ul-Aulia, Sultan-Ul-Mashaikh and Sultan-Ul-Salatin etc. His grand father, Syed Ali, a resident of Bukhara, and father, Syed Ahmad, were well known Syeds and traced their lineage to Hazrat Ali with 15 of his ancestors falling in the chain. His maternal grandfather, Khawaja Arab Husain was Syed and resided in Bukhara. Both families migrated to India. Syed Ahmad was married to, Bibi Zulekha. Badaun, in those days, was a great center of learning so his father settled down there on migration from Bukhara.



ROZA SHARIF HAZRAT NIZAM UUDIN AULIA (NEW DELHI)

Birth

Born on 27 Safar 636 Hijri in the city of Badaun.

Early Education

After learning the Qu'Oran he read books on various subjects, Qadoori from Maulana Ala-Uddin Usooli, Maqamaat-e-Hariri from Maulana Shamsuddin Malik, and obtained distinction in outer subjects like Jurisprudence, Tradition Commentary, Speech, Logic, Mechanics, Arithmetic, Vocabulary, Literature, and Recitation. He also obtained the degree of 'Mashariq-ul-Anwar' from Maulana Kamal-uddin at Delhi.

Divine Education and Stay in Delhi.

He completed his exterior education at Badaun and reached Delhi with his mother for further education and finally settled here. He took lessons from the renowned Scholars Maulana Shamsuddin and Maulana Kamal-Uddin Zahid and came to be recognized as a distinguished scholar.

Search of the Teacher

He later set out in search of a teacher and guide who could lead to spiritual and intrinsic learning. During his stay at Badaun, he was apparently introduced to Baba Farid through Abu-Bakar Qawwal and came to have faith in him and longed to see him. Baba Farid's younger brother, Sheikh Najib-uddin Mutawakkil, was his neighbor in Delhi. His intimacy with Sheikh Mutawakkil added fuel to the fire.

Change in Life

He spent nights in prayer in a mosque. One morning the muazzin recited the Qu'Oranic verse from the minaret meaning:

Hasn't time come for the Faithful that their hearts bow down in praise to God.

The verse left a strange effect on him, his heart began to shake, and tears rolled down the cheeks; worldly love left him, and his heart was flooded with divine light. No longing remained, and under the condition he set out for Ajodhan.

Baba Farid

Baba was extremely pleased to see him and recited the Persian couplet,

Ai A'tish-e-furqat dil ha kabab karda

Sailab-e-Ishtiaqat janha kharab karda

Meaning: The fire of separation has roasted the hearts and the flood of fondness has wasted the soul

Removing his kulah-e-char Turki (a kind of Turkish cap) from his head he placed it on his head. Mahboob-e-Ilahi recounts the meeting. "When I presented myself to him, he found symptoms of fear in me then said, "Welcome! God willing, you will find bounties of the world as well as of the Deen."

Servitude and inheritance

Baba Farid said to him, "I wanted to accord this rank to some other person but it was revealed to me that you are to come from Delhi. The rank was fated for you and so I continued delaying it."

Baba Farid also gave him other things: his robe, sandals, and prayer mat, staff etc.

Hazrat Nizam Uddin pledged obedience to Baba Farid on 15, Rajab 655 Hijri and stayed in his service till 3, Rabi-Ul-Awwal 656 Hijri and engaged in prayer and meditation under his guidance and soon attained high degrees and proficiency in conduct and divinity. Baba Farid sent him to Delhi laden with divine and spiritual conduct.

Hazarat Nizam-Uddin Aulia in Delhi

Before his departure to Delhi, Baba Farid gave him special robe he inherited from peers of the chistia Order, and a document confirming his appointment as his spiritual heir and instructed him to repay the loan the earliest. To keep the enemies happy by all means, to strive hard in prayers, and said, "Under the orders of God, I grant Maulana Nizam Uddin the territory of India. And leave the country under his charge, and appointed him my regent" He asked him to show the document to Maulana Jamal Uddin at Hansi and Qazi Muntakhib in Delhi. When Maulana Nizam Uddin met Maulana Jamal Uddin at Hansi, he was pleased to see him and expressed happiness on the appointment.

In Delhi

Delhi was a populous city and he found it difficult to find a suitable place. He selected Ghayaspur for his stay in Delhi.

Prayer and Meditation

He busied himself in prayer and meditation in Delhi, renounced material things, and kept fast regularly. He did intense penance for 30 years. He led a life of renunciation and resignation, had no interest in things of the world. He said his prayers regularly. After the Chast and Ishraq prayers he sat in the congregation of sophists and mendicants and discussed problems of mysticism. After midday prayer he talked to the students and seekers of knowledge, and spent his nights in prayers.

Self-sufficiency and fasting

He passed his early days of his stay in Delhi in extreme poverty. Often observed fast three days continuously. When had nothing to eat his mother would say, "We are Allah's guests today." "I drew much taste from my mother's statement." Penury and povery were so acute, when he shook the suspended bag at the Afar time out dropped dry pieces of bread with which he broke his fast.

Victories

Sheikh Burhan Uddin Gharib and Sheikh Kamal Uddin Yaqub, who later became his heirs, lived with him. One day Kamal Uddin boiled some flour in an earthen pot then came a mendicant and demanded food. Mahboob-e-Ilahi placed the pot before him, the mendicant ate some from it and then dashed it to the ground, and said, "Sheikh Nizam Uddin Aulia Baba Farid blessed you with divine bounties and I have broken the pot of your apparent self-sufficiency." After which he saw no shortage.

Generosity

Baba Farid said, "May you consume seventy mounds of flour daily in your kitchen!"

His kitchen always remained hot. Thousands of beggars and the poor ate from it. Whatever received in the monastery was promptly given away to the needy. Nothing was saved. Many people drew sustenance. Numerous students and Hafiz were given help. The kings were surprised at this.

Death and Distribution of sacred relies.

When he antiapated Death, he gave a special robe, a turban, and a prayer mat to Maulana Burhan Uddin Gharib and ordered him to go to the Deccan. The same things to Maulana Yaqub and repaired him to Gujrat. He also gave the same articles to Maulana Shams Uddin but denied anything to Maulana Nasir Uddin Chiragh-e-Dehlavi. People were surprised at the outcome. On Wednesday Mehboob-Ilahi called Hazrat Nasir Uddin and entrusted to him staff, prayers mat, rosary, sandals, robe, and other sacred relics of Baba Farid and said, "you shall have to bear the tribulations of the people and stay in Delhi. "All of your heirs are well known but Amir Khusro loved him profoundly.

He laid his life on 18 Rabi-ul-Sa'ani. His tomb stands in Nizam Uddin Basti and attracts thousands of Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim pilgrim's daily.

Books

His articles, regular publications in nature, are

Fawaed-Ul-Fawaed
Afzal-Ul-Fawaed
Rahat-Ul-Mohibbin
Besides he noted the interesting incidents of the meetings of his teacher, Baba Farid, in a book entitled 'Rahat-Ul-Qulub.'

Revelations and Miracles

Sultan Ghayas Uddin Tughlaq was envious of him. He bore great ill will for him. Once when he was returning from Bengal to Delhi, he sent word to Mahbooh-e-Ilahi to leave Delhi. This grieved him and said, "Delhi is still Far." and it so happened that Ghayasuddin did not reach Delhi. Tughlaqabad palace collapsed on him and killed him.

His Wondrous Deeds

His attention and care revolutionized the society. Morals and conduct of the people improved. They became truthful and true to their word. He welcomed every body; treated the sinners kindly, and robbed them. To all, elite's or the sundry, rich or the poor, King or the beggar. Learned man or a layman, he taught to be penitent and pure. His mission not only reached the Four Corners of India but China also. Khawaja Salar Han ban was his spiritual heir in the country.

Quotes

True wisdom is to renounce the world.
Knowledge is achieved. Intellect is natural.
Salik achieves greatness from four things: Less eating, Less talking, Less sleep, and less socializing.
Benediction drops at three times: in the state of hearing music, eating for purpose of obedience, speaking about the mendicants.
In making a deal one should not talk as to make veins stand on his neck viz. symptoms of prejudice and anger.
Patience is: "When a man experiences a thing not to his liking, he does not complain"
But willingness is the thing that suffering does not make him feel bad as if it has not befallen on him.
Love of saint's rules over their intellect.
The joys neither make a mendicant happy nor sufferings grieve him.
About complete faith he said: "One must trust in God and should not expect of anyone besides Him."



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