|Upon the birth of Khwaja Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu), a messenger came to inform Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) that a child was born today, who read the kalima loudly seven times. Hearing this news, Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) immediately made wudhu and went to see this child. Khwaja Muhammad Chisti’s (Radi Allahu Anhu) mother handed him to Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu). The Khwaja held the child in his hands and said: “Salutations to you, O Wali of Allah,” and the child replied: “And salutations to you, O Shaikh Abu Ahmed Chisti. Please relate your dream to me.” Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) relayed the message of the Holy Prophet (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to him and he said: “Salutation to the Prophet of Allah, and on his family.” Thereafter, Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) looked towards the sky and made du’a: “O Allah! Make Abu Muhammad a perfect durwesh and save him from the evil whispering of the devil.”
Hazrat Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) was born on the night of Ashura (10th of Muharram). In the morning, when his mother tried to feed him some milk, the baby refused to drink. His mother, being worried, sent the child to Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) to find out the reason for the child not drinking milk. When the child was brought before Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu), a voice said to him: “O Abu Ahmed, this baby is fasting. Today is the day of Ashura, and this child is my friend and he will not drink out of respect for this day.”
Thereafter, Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) sent a message to the mother of Khwaja Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) informing her of the reason for the child not drinking. He also told her not to worry because the child will grow up to be a perfect durwesh.
CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
At the tender age of 4 years, 4 months and 4 days, Hazrat Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) began regularly performing his namaaz with jama’at. His mother reports that whenever he was engrossed in ibaadat, a light emanated from his body, that lit up the entire house so much, there was no need to light a lamp during the evening. It was this age also, that he was sent to Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) to study.
On his very first day at the house of Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu), the Khwaja intended to write: “BISMILLAH HIR-RAHMAAN NIR-RAHEEM. ALAMAL QUR’ANA RABI YASIR WALA TU ASR. RABBI ZIDNI ILMAN. WA FI HA WA TAMAT BIL KHAIR,” on the slate. When his eyes fell on the slate, he was wonderstruck to see the verses already written on the slate. Whilst in this state of amazement, a voice from the unseen said to him: “O Abu Ahmed, Abu Muhammad is Our friend. Whatever is written on the slate was written by Our power and wisdom. Teach him about this writing.”
Thereafter Khwaja Abu Ahmed commanded Khwaja Abu Muhammad (Radi Allahu Anhu) to recite “Bismillah hir-Rahmaan nir-Raheem” and thereafter recite “Surah Ar-Rahmaan” from beginning until the end. Upon completing the surah, Khwaja Abu Muhammad (Radi Allahu Anhu) fell unconscious. When he regained consciousness, Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) asked him the reason for falling unconscious. Khwaja Abu Muhammad (Radi Allahu Anhu) replied: “When I recited the word ‘Ar-Rahmaan’, a bright light entered my mouth. I could not withstand its power, therefore I fell unconscious.” Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) then said to him: “O Abu Muhammad! That was the light of Allah’s secrets. Congratulations to you. You will become the inheritor of Divine Knowledge.”
While Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) was returning home, he met Hazrat KHIZR (Alaihis Salaam), who said to him: “O Muhammad Chisti! Congratulations to you, because I was instructed by Allah to teach you the knowledge of Shariat, Tariqat, Marifat, and Haqiqat.” Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) kissed the feet of Hazrat Khizr (Alaihis Salaam) and asked to be taught what he was instructed to teach. Hazrat Khizr (Alaihis Salaam) taught him the “Isme Azam”, and upon learning and reciting the “Isme Azam”, all the knowledge of the Qur’an and previously revealed books, and the secret knowledge, became known to him.
When he returned home, his mother affectionately asked him: “O Muhammad, show me your slate and tell me what you have learnt today?” He replied to his mother saying: “O beloved mother, what I have learned today cannot be contained on a slate.” Thereafter his mother, who knew the Qur’an by heart, placed a copy of it in front of him and asked him to recite for her. He then requested his mother to look into the Qur’an, and said that he will recite it by heart. He completed the entire Qur’an within a short time, and his mother asked: “O Muhammad, did you know all of this before, or have you learnt all this today?” He then related to his mother the entire story of Hazrat Khizr (Alaihis Salaam). Hearing this she became overjoyed.
BA’AIT & SUCCESSION
At the age of 17, Hazrat Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti became the mureed of Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti. Thereafter he spent 10 years in seclusion, in the worship of his creator. During this period he fasted regularly, only breaking his fast once every seven days. The effect of his spirituality was such, that is he looked a kaafir he would immediately become a muslim, and if he looked at a muslim, he would become so spiritually elevated that all the hidden secrets would become known to him. It was reported that during the era of Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti, there was not one non-believer in Chist Shareef.
After completing his spiritual training under his murshid, Hazrat Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti was bestowed with the khilafat of the Chistiya Spiritual Order. His murshid, Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti, took hold of his hand and faced the Qibla, and supplicated in the Divine court of Allah: “O Allah! I have made Muhammad Chisti wear the cloak of khilafat; I request you to please keep him steadfast on the path of the durwesh and on the Day of Qiyaamat, place him in the company of the Holy Prophet – Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam – and my predecessor masha’ikh.”
A voice from the unseen said to him: “O Abu Ahmed! Do not worry, for we have accepted your supplication and on the Day of Qiyaamat, Muhammad Chisti will be given place in paradise near the Holy Prophet – Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam – and whatever he wishes, we will fulfill his requests and we will make him a chief amongst the durwesh.”
When Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti heard this news, he became overjoyed.
Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) also loved the listening of Sama. Once, he attended a mehfil-e-sama of Khwaja Abu Ahmed Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu). A qawwal recited a verse which resulted in Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) entering an intense state of wajd. When he regained consciousness, Khwaja Abu Muhammad (Radi Allahu Anhu) entered into an intense state of wajd. For seven days and seven nights, he remained in this condition. Only during the period of Salaah, was the sama stopped, and it continued immediately thereafter. After the seventh day, Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) ordered the mehfil-e-sama to be stopped so that Khwaja Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) may regain consiousness. As soon as the sama stopped, Khwaja Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) opened his eyes and commanded the sama to continue. Upon this instruction, the sama continued for another days only stopping at the time of salaah. When Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) came out of this state, he placed his head at the feet of his murshid, and asked him: “O My Master, the joy that lovers feel during sama, is this type of joy felt in any other practice?” Khwaja Abu Ahmed (Radi Allahu Anhu) replied: “O Muhammad, sama is a hidden secret and it is compulsory to keep it a secret. If we make known the secrets of sama, then the whole world will get engrossed only in sama, and everyone is not capable of preserving the secrets of sama. Only the people of sama understand its secrets.”
Hazrat Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu) passed away on the 4th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 355 A.H. and is buried in Chist Shareef. Before his demise, he bestowed his khilafat upon his dear mureeed, Hazrat Khwaja Abu Yusuf Chisti (Radi Allahu Anhu).
Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Naasih-ud-deen Abu Muhammad Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi :
Aap ki wilaadat 10 Moharram 331 Hijri (942 A.D.) me hui.
Aap ke waalid ka naam Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Abu Ahmad Chishti bin Sultaan Sayyed Faransafah rahmatullāhi alaihi hai.
Aap Hasani saadaat hain.
Aap ki waalida farmaati hain ke ‘Mere saahabzaade Abu Mohammad mere pait me 4 mahine ke the ke Tahajjud ke waqt mere pait me harkat karte aur mere pet se mere kaan me ‘La Ilāha Illallāh’ ki aawaaz sunaai deti.’
Ek din main apne shohar Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti ke paas baithi thi. Unho ne mere hamal ki taraf mukhaatib hokar farmaaya ke ‘Assalaamu alayka Ya Wali-Allāh wa Khalifati’. Mere pait se kuchh aawaaz aai lekin me samajh na saki. Us par maine apne shohar se arz kiya ke ‘Aap ne mere pait ke hamal ko is tarah salaam kiya jis tarah mardo ko salaam karte hain. Lekin pata nahi ke wo ladka hai ya ladki.’ Mere shohar e farmaaya ke ‘Mujhe ALLĀH ta’ala ne bashaarat di hai aur mujh se waada farmaaya hai ke apne karam se hume ek ladka ata farmaega jo maadarzaad wali hoga.’
Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Abu Ahmad Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi farmaate hain ke Ek raat Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam khwaab me tashreef laaye aur farmaaya ke ‘Aye Abu Ahmad! Tumhe bashaarat ho ke aaj tumhare mureedo me ek mureed duniya me paida hoga jo paida hote hi ‘Laa ilāha illallāh’ kahega jis ko sab log sunenge. Tum use mera Salaam kehna.’
Jab Khwaja Sayyed Abu Ahmad Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi bedaar hue to ek aadami ne aakar un ko khabar di ke ‘Abhi abhi Aap ke ghar me ek ladka paida hua hai jis ne paida hote hi tamaam haazireen ke roobaroo 7 martaba zor se ‘Laa ilāha illallāh’ kaha.’
Hazrat ne foran wuzu kiya aur makaan par tashreef laaye. Aap ki biwi saaheba ne saahabzade ko aap ki khidmat me pesh kiya. Hazrat ne saahabzaade se farmaaya ke ‘Assalaamu alayka Ya Wali-Allāh.’ to Aap ne jawaab diya ke ‘Wa alaikum assalaam Ya Shaikh.’ Aur phir jab Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ka salaam pesh kiya to Aap ne jawaab diya ‘Assalaamu alaihi wa ala aalihi wa ahle baitihi wa ashaabihi ajmaeen.’
Aap bachpan me rozaana kai martaba hanste the. Aap ki waalida maajida ne aap ke hansne ka waqia apne shohar ko bataaya to Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti ne farmaaya ‘Shaitaan mal’oon ki ye aadat hai ke wo chand martaba rozaana chhote bacho ke kaan masal deta he aur wo ro padte hain. Magar jab shaitaan humare bache ke qareeb aata he to farishta tamaacha maar kar shaitaan ko bhaga deta hai. Humara bacha maadarzaad saeed hai. Shaitaan ko zaleel hokar bhaagte hue dekhta hai to hansta hai’
4 saal ki umr me aap ne ba-jama’at namaaz ada karna shuru kiya.
17 saal ki umr me aap apne waalid Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti ke mureed hue.
Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti ne farmaaya ke ‘Bete! Tumhe chaahiye ke faqr ikhtiyaar karo. Ghareebo miskeeno se mohabbat rakho aur duniyadaaro ki sohbat ko bala e azeem jaano. Hamare tamaam masha’ikh Faqr ya’ani Duniya se parhez karte guzre hain aur faqeero se mohabbat karte the.’
Is ke baad aap 12 Saal tak ek hujre me ibaadat e Ilāhi aur mujaahida me masroof rahe. 7 din ke baad ek tar khajoor se iftaar farmaate the. 12 Saal ke baad Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti ne aap ko Khirqa e khilaafatata farmaaya aur aap ka haath pakadkar qibla ru khade hue aur arz kiya ke ‘Ilāhi! maine Shaikh Abu Mohammad ko khirqa e durweshi pehna diya hai. Use deen ki khidmat me isteqaamat ata farma aur qayaamat me Huzoor Mustafa sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam aur hamare tamaam masha’ikh ke saamne surkhroo farma.’
Ghaib se nida aai ‘Aye Abu Ahmad! Khaatir jama rakho ke hum ne tumhari dua ko qubool kiya. Kal qayaamat me Abu Mohammad ko Mustafa sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke saath jannat me daakhil farmaenge aur chunki Abu Mohammad hamare dosto me se hai lihaaza jo koi Abu Mohammad Chishti ko dost rakhega use bhi jannat me daakhil farmaenge.’
Jab Khwaja Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti ne ye bashaarat suni to bahot khush hue aur Khwaja Abu Mohammad se farmaaya ke ‘Durweshi Ambiya wa Auliya ke Shaayaane shaan hai is maqaam par siwa e mard e siddeeq ke koi nahi baith sakta.’
Aap ki nazar e faiz se Chisht me tamaam log musalman ho gaye the.
(1) Ek baar aap nadi ke kinaare baithkar apne kapde dho rahe the ke waha ka shehzaada waha aaya aur aap ka haath chumkar aap se naseehat farmaane ke liye kaha. Aap ne farmaaya ‘Huzoor Rasool-Allāh sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ne farmaaya hai ke agar tumhare mulk me koi budhiya ko bhi khaana nahi milta hai to qayaamat me tumhe ALLĀH ta’ala ko jawaab dena hoga ke tum ne is budhiya ke khaane ka intazaam kyun nahi kiya.’
Us shehzaade ne aap ko kuchh tohfe dene chaahe magar aap ne unhe lene se inkaar kiya. Shehzaade ne israar kiya to aap ne haath uthaaye. Foran ALLĀH ke fazl se nadi ki machhliya baahar aai aur sab ke munh me sone ki ashrafi thi.
(2) Ustaad Mardaan naami aap ke ek mureed wa khaadim jo Khavaaf ke Qasba Sanjaan ke rehne wale the aur arsa e daraaz tak aap ke liye istinje ke dhele aur wuzu ke paani ka intazaam karte rahe. Ek din Khwaja Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti ne aap ne un ko apne watan waapas jaane ke liye farmaaya.
Ustaad Mardaan rone lage aur arz kiya ke ‘Huzoor! Aap se juda hona mujhe ganwaara nahi, Main aap ki judaai bardaasht karne ki taaqat nahi rakhta hu.’ Khwaja ne farmaaya ke ‘Pareshaan na ho, Apne ghar jaao. Tum jab bhi mujhe dekhna chaahoge darmiyaan ke saare hijaabaat door ho jaayenge aur tum ghar baithe mujhe dekh liya karoge.’
Chunaanche Ustaad Mardaaan apne ghar aa gaye aur jab chaahte ghar me bethe Aap ka deedaar kar liya karte the aur farmaate the ke ‘Main Sanjaan me baithkar Chisht ko dekhta hu.’ Ustaad Mardaaan ka inteqaal 411 Hijri me Qasba Sanjaan me hua.
Aap Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Abu Ahmad Abdaal Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi ke mureed aur khalifa hain.
Aap ke khalifa Hazrat Khwaja Nasir-ud-deen Abu Yousuf bin Samaan Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi hain.
Aap ka wisaal 4 Rabi’ ul Awwal 411 Hijri (1020 A.D.) ko hua.
Aap ka mazaar Chisht (Afghanistan) me hai.
ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Abu Muhammad Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi aur tamaam Auliya Allāh aur Ahle bait ke waseele se
Sab ko mukammal ishq e Rasool ata farmae aur Sab ke Eimaan ki hifaazat farmae aur Sab ko nek amal karne ki taufiq ata farmae.
Aur Sab ko dunya wa aakhirat me kaamyaabi ata farmae aur Sab ki nek jaa’iz muraado ko puri farmae.