Name: Hazrat Sheikh Khwaja Sayed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya
Title : Sultan-ul-Mashaikh, Mehboob-e-Ilahi. (محبوبِ الٰہی) (سُلطان المشائخ)
Predecessor : Hazrat Sheikh Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)
Successor : Hazrat Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)
Date of Birth: 27 Safar (636Hijri)
Date of Wisaal: 17th Rabi-us-Sani (725Hijri)
Date of Urs: 17th, 18th and 19th Rabi-us-Sani
Resting at: Delhi, India
- Syed Mohammed (or Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia), son of
- Syed Ahmed Bokhari, son of
- Syed Ali Bokhari, son of
- Syed Abdulla Khilmi, son of
- Syed Hasan Khilmi, son of
- Syed Ali Mashhaddi, son of
- Syed Ahmed Mashaddi, son of
- Syed Abi Abdulla, son of
- Syed Ali Asghar, son of
- Syed Jafar Sani, son of
- Syed Imam Ali Hadi Naqi, son of
- Imam Mohammed Jawwad Taqi, son of
- Imam Ali Moosa Raza, son of
- Imam Musi Kazim, son of
- Imam Jafar Sadiq, son of
- Imam Mohammed Baqar, son of
- Imam Hazrat Zain ul-Abideen , son of
- Syedna Hazrat Imam Husain , son of
- Hazrat Ali , son in-law of
- Hazrat Mohammed Mustafa, the Holy Prophet of Islam ﷺ.
Hazrat Sheikh Khwaja Sayed Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) (حضرت شیخ خواجة سیّد محمد نظام الدّین اولیاء)represents in many ways the pinnacle of the Chishti Order (Silsila).
His spiritual guide, Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), said to him on appointing him as his successor, “Be like a big tree so that Allah’s creation, the human beings in their vast multitudes, may find rest and solace under your shadow.”
This partly explains why he admitted so many men into the Chishti order as his disciples. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) sent his well-versed and caring disciples to far-flung areas of Uttar Pradesh, Rajastan, Gujarat, Bihar, and Bengal amongst other places to spread the word of truth.
With regard to the Sufi path, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) taught the following:
“For a dervish, three things are necessary. They all begin with an ‘ain’ (an Arabic letter): Ishq (love), Aql (intelligence) and Ilm (knowledge).”
Let us discuss these three qualities one by one:
Love: Sufism is, in its essence, the way of love. Love is considered to be a spiritual treasure through which the baser qualities of a human being are transformed into higher ones. In this respect, it suffices to say that Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) is known as Mehboob-e-Elahi, the beloved of Allah. Of course, the spiritual status of a beloved is much higher than that of a lover.
Intelligence: Intelligence changed in the hands of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) into wisdom. His wisdom manifested itself in the shape of service to humanity. About him it has been said: “He was not a miracle-monger of the ordinary sort. He never flew in the air or walked on water with dry and motionless feet. His greatness was the greatness of a loving heart; his miracles were the miracles of a deeply sympathetic soul. He could read a man’s inner heart by a glance at his face and spoke the words that brought consolation to a tortured heart.”
Knowledge: About knowledge, it can be said that Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was one of the greatest scholars of his day. He wished to become a Qazi (Islamic judge) but gave it all up in his pursuit of inner knowledge.
After becoming a Mureed (spiritual disciple) of Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), he lived in extremely poor circumstances. Seeing him, a former friend expressed great surprise as he remembered Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) as one who had began a very promising career as a scholar. When Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) told all of this to Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), his Murshid(spiritual guide) suggested that he should recite the following couplet to his friend:
“You are not my fellow traveller.
Tread your own path
May you be affluent.
And I downtrodden.”
Then Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) ordered him to take a tray of food from the kitchen and carry it on his head to his friend. After doing so, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) recited the verse above which deeply moved his friend.
One day, someone told a story of a certain saint who passed away while slowly repeating the name of Allah. The eyes of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), who was listening to this story, filled with tears and he recited this verse:
“I have come running to the end of Your street,
Tears are washing my face,
What else do I seek other than meeting You?
I repeat Your name as I surrender my soul to You.”
Early Years & Education:
After leaving their homeland, the city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan, the paternal grandfather of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) (Khwaja Ali (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)) and the maternal grandfather of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) (Khwaja Arab (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)) along with their family, moved to India.
At first they lived in Lahore, but later they took up their residence in Badayun (east of Delhi). Soon after, Khwaja Arab (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) married his daughter Bibi Zulaikha (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) to Khwaja Ali’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) son Khwaja Ahmad (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
The birth of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) took place on the last Wednesday of the month of Safar (the 27th of Safar 636 AH). Up to this day, his birthday celebration takes place on which his blessed shrine is bathed and the water thereof is distributed among the visitors.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) father passed away when Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was five years old.
His mother took him to a school where he learned to recite the Holy Qur’an. In a short time, he mastered the seven ways of reciting the Holy Qur’an. Then he studied Arabic grammar, Ahadith (sayings of Rasulallah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) , commentary of the Holy Qur’an and logic. At the age of twelve, he received the “turban of excellence.”
He was so sharp-witted, wise and understanding that he was given the title “Debater, capable of defeating the congregation.” He became distinguished in the science of Tafsir (commentary on the Qur’an), in the knowledge of Ahadith, in Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), mathematics and astronomy. Khwaja Shamsul Malik (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was among his most learned teachers. He received a testimony of knowledge of Ahadith from Mawlana Kamaluddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
Although Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) used to sit among the Ulema (scholars of Islam) during that time, he was more interested in the inner life. He often used to say, “In the days of youth, I used to live in the company of the Ulema, but in my heart the thought used to come that I should go away from their company and turn my face to the Divine Teacher.”
Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
One day, a certain Qawwal (Sufi musician) with the name of Abu Bakr (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), came from Multan to visit Hazrat Nizamuddin’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) teacher. The teacher asked for information about the Sufi Sheikhs of Multan.
Abu Bakr (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) answered thus, “I have lived in the company of Hazrat Sheikh Bahauddin Zakaria (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) of Multan and I have sung mystical couplets for him. In his Khanqah (Sufi institution), the worship of Allah is very devoted, so much so that even the girls who knead the flour, while doing so, are occupied with the Zikr (remembrance of Allah). From there I went to Ajodhan (Pak Pattan). There I was given the privilege of meeting Hazrat Baba Fareeduddin Ganj-e-Shakar (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). That sovereign of love of God has conquered the world and the light of his moon has illuminated that area.”
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) says, “When I heard these words of praise in regard to Baba Fareeduddin Ganj-e-Shakar (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), I developed a sudden and intense love for him and I began to repeat his name after every Namaz (prayer).”
The Qawwal started his concert with this line, “The living serpent of love has bitten my heart.” But then Abu Bakr (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) could not recollect the second line. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) helped him to do so, and seeing this, the Qawwal became very attentive towards him. From that day, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) became very much attached to Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
Arriving in Delhi:
“When my eighteenth year began,” Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) narrates, “I travelled from Badayun to Delhi.”
Musamma Ayuz (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) accompanied him in this journey. Ayuz was a staunch believer in the spiritual greatness of Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). Whenever he saw the slightest danger of robbers or wild beasts, he would cry out, “O, Pir! Come! I need your protection.”
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) continues, “I asked him the name of that Pir and Ayuz (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) said, “It is the one who has caught your heart and got you enamoured,” meaning Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). Thus, from that day my faith in the Sheikh increased.”
“When in Delhi, I stayed by chance near Hazrat Baba Fareeduddin’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) brother and Caliph, Hazrat Sheikh Najibuddin Mutawakkil (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). My mother and sister were also with me. We rented a house in the neighbourhood of the great Sheikh, whose company was very valuable to me. In his presence, the qualities of Baba Fareeduddin Ganj-e-Shakar (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) used to be discussed. On hearing them, I felt the desire of kissing his blessed feet. For approximately three years, I stayed in Delhi.”
Meeting Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
One day Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) asked Sheikh Najibuddin Mutawakkil (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) to pray to God that he (Hazrat Nizamuddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)) may become a Qazi & be able to spread justice among the creatures of God. The Sheikh remained silent. When Hazrat Nizamuddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) repeated his question, he answered thus, “God forbid that you be a Qazi; be something else!”
In those days, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) used to spend the nights at the Jama Masjid. One morning, the Muazzin (the one who announces the Azan, call to prayer) recited the following verse from the minaret:
“Has not the time come
For the faithful
That their hearts should bend
For the remembrance of Allah.”
Hearing this, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) condition changed. It was as if he received spiritual illumination from every direction. And, without any food, he left Delhi in order to present himself to Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
At the age of twenty, on Wednesday 11th Rajab 655 AH (1257 AD), he reached Ajodhan. Upon meeting Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) for the first time, he unsuccessfully tried to summon up courage to explain how eager he was to see him. He could not do so, due to the awe of the great Sheikh’s presence. Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) then said, “Every newcomer is nervous.”
Thereafter Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) recited this verse:
“O, the fire of separation of Thee,
Has made the hearts like roasted meat;
The flood of the fondness of Thee,
Has made the lives morose.”
Then Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was honoured to be accepted as the Mureed (spiritual disciple) of Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
Then Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) remarked, “O, Nizamuddin! I wanted to entrust the domain of Delhi to someone else. When you were on your way, I heard a voice instructing that I should wait as Nizamuddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) is coming; he is fit for this domain and it should be entrusted to him. So stay in our company so that after completing your inner training, we will appoint you as our Caliph and as the Wali-e-Hindustan (the saint of India).”
Hazrat Nizamuddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) lived in the company of his Pir-o-Murshid (spiritual guide) for seven months and a few days. In this short period, he became even more deserving of the Khilafat of the great Sufi, Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
On 2nd Rabi’ul Awwal 656 AH (1258 AD), Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) bestowed Khilafat and Wilayat to Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) by giving him the special turban, which came to Baba Sahib from Chisht (Afghanistan). After arriving in Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) ascended the throne of Khilafat-e-Peeran-e-Chisht, i.e. he became a Caliph/successor of the Chishti saints.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) came ten times to Ajodhan: three times in the life of Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) and seven times after his death.
After residing in Delhi for a few days, he disdained the crowds of people and desired to withdraw himself to the desert. He then received a Divine inspiration that his place of residence should be Ghyaspur, a small village outside the city of Delhi.
First he had built a temporary shed with a straw roof for himself and all his companions. After some time, a better place was constructed for him by one of his disciples, Ziauddin Wakil Mulk (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) lived here for more than sixty years and never changed his place of residence. The Khanqah is still there and is visited by many people up to this day.
Death of the Great Mehboob-e-Ilaahi:
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) passed away in 725 AH (1324 AD), after an illness of about four months. He was buried in Ghyaspur and the locality is named after him today.
Some of his most famous disciples are:
Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
He was the spiritual successor of Nizamuddin Auliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). He is considered fifth amongst the big five of the Chisti order in India (the others being Moinuddin Chishti (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), Fariduddin Ganjshakar (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), Nizamuddin Auliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) in that order). His shrine is in Chirag Dilli, New Delhi, India.
Ameer Khusro (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
He was the most loved disciple of his master. He was so close to his master that once Nizāmuddīn Auliyā (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)’ said, “If sharī’ah allows me I would like him to be buried with me in the same grave.” He also said that whoever comes to visit his grave must visit the grave of Ameer Khusro first and then his. He died within a few months of his master’s death. He was buried at the feet of his master. His shrine is in Nizāmuddīn (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) Dargāh, New Delhi.
Aqi Seraj (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
He was given the title of Ā’inah-e-Hind (Mirror of India) by Nizāmuddīn Auliyā (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)’ and lived with him for a long time. He was amongst the earliest disciples of Nizāmuddīn Auliyā (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)’, who sent him to West Bengal. His shrine is in Gaur, West Bengal.
Burhanuddin Gharib (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
He is also amongst the earliest disciples of Nizamuddin Auliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) and lived with the master until his last breath. After the death of Nizamuddin Auliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), he went to the Deccan, and the place where he lived became famous thereby. His shrine is in Khuldabad in Maharashtra.
Jalaluddin Bhandari (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
He is also amongest the earliest disciples of Nizamuddin Auliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). He ran the Langar khana of Nizamuddin Auliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). After the death of Nizamuddin Auliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), he went to the Deccan with Burhanuddin Gharib (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), and became famous by the name of Bhandari. His shrine is in Fatehabad in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.
Syed Mahmood Kashkinakar (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
He holds a very special position in Islamic mysticism. He is believed to be alive in the invisible world even after his death in the visible world. There are miracles in the literature of the Chisti order which are attributed to this.
Unique Nature & Characteristics:
After passing the spiritual status of Ghawsiat (reaching the status of a Ghaws), Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) reached the status of Mehboob (beloved). His personality was a container of divine secrets and his intentions were in harmony with those of Allah.
One of his miracles was that he would emit a very fine fragrance. Qazi Hamiduddin Kashani (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) once became fragrant with this scent and unsuccessfully tried to wash it away. He narrated the incident to Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), who explained it thus: “Qazi, this fragrance is of the Love of Allah, which He gives to His lovers.”
In the early period of his life, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) experienced great poverty. In Sultan Ghyasuddin Balban’s time, one could buy melons for very little money, however the greater part of the season would pass without Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) eating a single slice. One day a pious lady brought some barley flour and presented it to him. He asked Sheikh Kamaluddin Yaqub (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) to boil it in a cauldron. At that moment, a faqir with a patched frock arrived and with a loud voice said, “O Nizamuddin! Bring whatever is present.” Then Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) gave all the food to him. The faqir ate it all and then broke the cauldron. Hereafter he said, “O Nizamuddin! You have received the bounties of the invisible world from Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), and the bowl of visible poverty I have broken. Now you have become the Sultan of both the visible and invisible world.” From that day on, countless gifts started arriving and free food was distributed to hundreds of visitors every day.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was very generous as demonstrated in the following narration, which can be found in Hazrat Abdur Rahman Jami’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) Nafhatul Uns.
A merchant of Multan lost all his possessions to a band of thieves. He told Sheikh Sadruddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), the son of the famous Suhrawardi saint (Shaikh Bahauddin Zakaria (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) of Multan), that he intended to go to Delhi and asked for a letter of recommendation to Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). Then he was told by the great saint that he would receive all the gifts that would be given from the morning to the Chasht (forenoon) prayers. About 12,000 golden and silver coins were received. All these were given to the merchant.
Every day large numbers of gifts used to be received, but they were distributed before the evening. More than three thousand needy people used to live on the Langar (food distributed openly to all who visit).
Shortly before his death, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) called Khadim Iqbal and said, “Whatever cash is present, bring it so that I may distribute it to the deserving.” Iqbal replied, “Whatever gifts come, they are spent on the same day. But there are a few thousand tons of grains in our storeroom.” “Bring it out and distribute it to the deserving,” said Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) had great love for sama (Sufi music). His friends, disciples and students used to perform such Qawwali (music) in his presence that even animals used to stop and listen to it. One day he was out for a walk, when he saw a person who was pulling water out of a well and was saying in a loud voice to his companions, “Remain outside today, brother!” Hazrat Nizamuddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), after hearing this, started weeping, and his Khuddam (servants) repeated that line until they reached home again.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) remained a bachelor all his life. Once his kamarband (a rope used to fasten a pair of trousers) got away from his hand. Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) then said, “Tighten the kamarband properly.” Hazrat Nizamuddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) asked, “How should I do it?” Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) answered, “Tighten it in such a way that except the Hooris (Hoori – a lady creation of Jannat) of heaven, nobody is capable of opening it.” Hearing that Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) put his head on the floor and did not marry.
Writing and Sayings:
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) collected the speech of his Pir-o-Murshid in a book called Rahatul Quloob.
Some of the sayings of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ):
1. The Wilayat (domain) of gnosis and faith can suffer decay. The Wilayat of compassion can not.
2. The love of Awliya (saints) is stronger than their reason.
3. The lock of spiritual perfection has many keys. All those keys are to be possessed. If one does not open it, others can.
4. He who has knowledge, reason, and love deserves to become a caliph of the Sufi sheikhs.
5. As long as is possible, give relief to your heart, because the heart of a good Muslim is the palace of the manifestations of Allah.
Once, the King Sultan Qutbuddin Mubarak Shah asked Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) to visit him on the last day of every month. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) responded, “It is against the tradition of my Sheikhs. I will never go to meet the King.” His friends advised him to turn for help to his Sheikh Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), so that the problem would be solved. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) refused to do so, saying, “The tasks of religion alone are many. I feel ashamed to give pain to the Sheikh for a worldly affair.” He then said, “The king will not be victorious over me for I have had a certain dream. I saw that an animal with horns was attacking me. Upon it coming closer, I took hold of its horns and threw the animal on the earth in such a way that it was killed.”
That day, after the noon prayers, he declined to visit the king. When two hours of the day remained, he was asked again to visit the king. He gave no reply. But it so happened that upon that very night, the king was murdered by a certain Khusru Khan.
Another Sultan, by the name of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, wanted Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) to leave Ghyaspur before the Sultan’s visit to Delhi. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was saddened by this and remarked, “Delhi is still far away.” Then just before the arrival of the king in Delhi, the palace of Tughlaqabad collapsed over him and he was killed.
Sultan Alauddin had the fear in his heart that Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) wished to rule the kingdom himself and that he was only waiting for the proper time and chance to overthrow him. As a test, he sent some complicated matters related to state affairs to Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) and asked for its solution.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) reacted thus, “What have the dervishes, seated on rugs, to do with the affairs of kings seated on thrones? It is better that the time of the dervish is not wasted and conscience of the faqura is not put to test.” When the king respectfully invited Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) to visit him, the latter answered thus, “The affections of a dervish should be seen as a bird to which distress is caused by the hawk of kingly shows. It is better and enough to keep acquaintance through greetings.”
Khwaja Hassan (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), who had lived in the company of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) when he was much younger, along with all his friends, was involved in the drinking of wine. One day, near the mausoleum of Hazrat Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), they met again. Khwaja Hassan (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) then recited this verse:
“For years we have been in each others’ company,
But your company did me no good.
Your piety could not correct my sinful life.
My sinful life is therefore stronger than your piety.”
After hearing this verse, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) simply said, “There are different effects of company on different men.” At once, Khwaja Hassan (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) fell down at the feet of Hazrat Nizamuddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) and along with his friends became a Mureed (spiritual disciple) of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
Hazrat Sheikh Nasiruddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) of Oudh related that he used to receive worldly knowledge from Qazi Muhiuddin Kashani (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). He suddenly became ill and no hope of life remained. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) visited Sheikh Nasiruddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) when he was unconscious and wiped his blessed hand over Sheikh Nasiruddin’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) face. Immediately Sheikh Nasiruddin (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) regained consciousness and put his head on the feet of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
One day a Mureed of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) prepared a feast for him. Qawwals were also called and food was prepared. But when the sama (music) started, thousands of people joined in. The host became worried because of the shortage of food and that it would not be enough for so many unexpected guests. Feeling this, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) said to his Khadim (servant), “Wash the hands of the people and let ten people sit at one place. Start giving the food after saying ‘Bismillah’ (in the Name of Allah).”
These instructions were followed, and it so happened that everyone had enough food and there was a great deal of food left over.
It is narrated that a certain Shamsuddin was a very rich man and had no faith in the spirituality of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ). Instead, he would speak ill of him in his absence.
One day, he was drinking wine with his friends and suddenly he saw Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) appear in front of him, who made a prohibiting sign with his finger. Shamsuddin then threw the wine in the water and started towards the house of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) after performing the ritual ablutions. Seeing him, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) said, “Whoever is blessed by Allah, he abstains from sins like this.”
Hearing this, Shamsuddin became very astonished and with complete faith became his Mureed. He distributed all his money to the dervishes and in a short time became a Wali (saint) himself.
A Story of Love:
One day Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was listening to Qawwali and in ecstasy, waved his handkerchief and said, “We regret, we have not become equal to the washermans’ son even.”
At that moment, no one dared to ask what he meant, but some days afterwards he was asked about it by Hazrat Ameer Khusru (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
The explanation of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was like this: “The son of the washerman of the king, without seeing the princess, was in love with her. He used to wash her clothes with utmost care, and even mended and improved them by various means. Without seeing her, he used to moan and weep in the memory of her beauty. His parents became very worried. To speak about it is a problem and to not speak about it is a problem. We are washers and she is a princess. How can the dust of the earth be compared with the sky?
So they tricked him in order to try and change their son’s thoughts. One day his mother came to him with a grief-stricken face. He asked what the matter was with her. Then she explained, “Today was the soyam (the third day after the death) of the Princess whose clothes you used to wash. The boy asked three times, “Has she died?” and then with a shriek, he died.
On the fourth day, the washerwoman brought the clothes back to the princess. She asked, “Who has washed these clothes today? They do not look as clean as they used to be. Their neatness used to look as if love had been involved.” Hearing this, the washerwoman became sad and started to weep. On being forced by the princess, she explained everything. The princess then wished to visit his grave. At once, when she was there, the grave cracked and the princess said, “It cracked at places. Ah! Whose grave is this? Probably a restless heart is buried in it.” Then the princess fell down and passed away.
Poetry in Honour of the Beloved:
The following is a translation of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya’s (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) famous poem in honour of the Prophet(صلى الله عليه و سلم):
O breeze! turn towards Madinah (and) from this well-wisher recite the Salaam.
Turn to the King of the Prophets (and) with the utmost humility recite the Salaam.
Sometimes pass the gate of mercy (and) with the gate of Gabriel rule the forehead.
Salaam to the Prophet of God (and) sometimes recite Salaam at the gate of peace.
Put with all respect the head of faith on the dust there.
Be one with the sweet melody of David and be acquainted with the cry of anguish.
In the assembly of the Prophet’s recite verses from the humble being ‘Nizam’.
Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Mohammad Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya rahmatullāhi alaihi :
Mehboob-e-Ilāhi, Qutb-e-Delhi, Sultaan-ul-Mashaa’ikh, Dastageer-e-Do Jahaan.
Aap ki wilaadat 27 Safar 636 Hijri (19 October 1238 A.D.) ko Badayun (Uttar Pradesh) me hui.
Aap ke waalid ka naam Hazrat Ahmad Badayuni ibn Ali Daanyaal rahmatullāhi alaihi aur waalida ka naam Bibi Zulaikha bint Hazrat Arab hai.
Aap Husaini saadaat hain.
Aap ki umr jab 5 saal ki thi tab aap ke waalid ka inteqaal ho gaya.
Bachpan me kai baar saamaan na hone ki wajah se aap ke ghar me khaana nahi pakaaya jaata tha. Tab aap ki waalida aap ko kehti thi ‘Bete! Aaj hum ALLAH ta’ala ke mehmaan hai. Is liye jab wo hume khaana dega tab hi hum khaayenge.’
Is ke baad aap ki waalida ne ta’aleem ke liye Aap ko madrasa me rakha. Jaha Aap ne Maulana Ala-ud-deen Usooli Badayuni, Khwaja Shams-ul-Malik aur Maulana Kamaal-ud-deen Zaahid rahmatullāhi alaihi se Qur’an, Hadeeṡ, Tafseer, Fiq’h aur dusre uloomo ki ta’aleem haasil ki.
Aap Qir’at ki 7 qism ke maahir hue.
Aap ko Sanad e Fazeelat ata ki gai.
Abu Bakr naami ek shakhs se Baba Fareed rahmatullāhi alaihi ki ta’areef sunkar aap ko un ki ziyarat ki khwaahish hui.
18 baras ki umr me aap Musamma Ayuz rahmatullāhi alaihi ke saath Badayun se Delhi ja rahe the. Raaste me koi bhi pareshaani ya khuaf paish aata to Ayuz apne peer ke waseele se istegaasah karte. Jab aap ko pata chala ke wo peer Baba Fareed hi hain to aap ko un ki ziyarat ki khwaahish aur zyada hone lagi.
Delhi pahunchkar biradar e Baaba Fareed Hazrat Najib-ud-deen Mutawakkil se aap ki mulaaqat hui aur un ki sohbat aur khidmat me rehne ka sharf haasil hua.
Aakhir me 11 Rajab 655 Hijri (1257 A.D.) me 20 saal ki umr me aap Ajodhan (Pakpattan) pahunche aur Hazrat Baba Fareed rahmatullāhi alaihi ke mureed hue.
2 Rabi’-ul awwal 656 Hijri (1258 A.D.) ko Hazrat Baba Fareed-ud-deen Mas’ood Ganje-shakar Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi ne Aap ko khilaafat ata farmaai.
Aap har saal Ajodhan aakar Maah e Ramazaan apne Peer ki baargaah me guzaarte. Is tarah aap Baba Fareed ke wisaal se pehle 3 saal tak Ajodhan aate rahe.
Aap ne Delhi ke qareeb Ghyaspur me apni khaanqaah banai. Shaher ke shor o gul se door sukoon waali is jagah me har tabke ke log aakar faiz haasil karte the.
Aap roz Roza rakhte the. Saheri ke waqt khaane ki jo cheez maujood ho use sirf thoda sa chakh lete the aur din me sirf ek baar Iftaar ke waqt khaana khaate the.
Aap zyada waqt ibaadat aur riyaazat me guzaarte.
80 saal ki umr tak Aap ne tamaam panjgaana farz namaaz ba-jama’at ada farmaai.
Aap 8wi sadi ke Mujaddid e Islaam hain.
Aap logo ko hamesha Sunnat e Rasool ki ta’aleem dete the.
Jab log sunnat e rasool ko bhul rahe the aur shariat se door ho rahe the tab Aap ne logo ko Islaam ki sahi ta’aleem dekar islaam ke qareeb kiya.
Aap ke faiz se bahot saare logo ne islaam apnaaya aur bahot saare logo ko hidaayat mili aur unho ne sahi raah ko apnaaya.
Aap din me 2 baar namaaz e Ishraaq ke baad Zohar tak aur Qailula ke baad Asr tak Jama’at-khaana me majlis me taaleeme deen karte, aane waalo ke sawaalo ke jawaab dete aur haajatmando ki imdaad farmaate.
(1) Aap ke ek mureed Hazrat Maulana Wajeeh-ud-deen ko T.B. ki beemaari ho gai. Jab beemaari bahot zyada badhne lagi to dosto ne aap ko Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen ki khaanqaah me jaane ka mashware diya. Woh maghrib ke waqt khaanqaah me pahunche. Itne me aap ka ek mureed methi ke laddoo lekar aaya. Aap ne Maulana Wajeeh-ud-deen ko bhi khaane ke liye kaha. Unho ne khushi ke saath wo laddoo khaaye. Us ke baad ALLĀH ta’ala ke karam se un ki beemaari door ho gai aur phir kabhi un ko wo beemaari nahi hui.
(2) Ek baar Sarsava ke jaagirdaar ki haweli me aag lagne ki wajah se shaahi farmaan (document) jal gaya. Us ne Delhi jaakar bahut mushkil se wo shaahi farmaan phir se haasil kiya. Wapas aate waqt raste me wo farman bhi us se kahi kho gaya. Wo bahut gamzada hokar Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen ki baargah me aaya aur sandook me rakhi hui us farmaan ki khaak dikhkar ilteja ki ke wo farmaan mujhe waapis dila den.
Aap ne use baazaar me se kuchh meethai laakar Faatiha khwaani (Nyaaz) karke aap ke peer ko isaale ṡawaab karne ke liye kaha. Us ne halwaai ki dukan par jaakar meethaai kharidi aur jab us ne us kaagaz ko phadkar tukda karna chaaha jis me meethaai rakhi thi tab halwaai ne use roka aur kaha ke jis tarah main de raha hu waise hi le jaao. Jab wo Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen ki baargaah me pahuncha aur us meethaai ke packet ko khola to usne dekha ke wo kaagaz hi us ka khoya hua shaahi farmaan tha.
Woh khwaja ke kadmo me gir gaya aur khush hokar apne ghar ki taraf laut gaya.
(3) Ek martaba ek shakhs Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen se mulaaqaat ke liye haazir hua. Us ke haath me paiso ki ek thaili thi. Hazrat us waqt wuzu farmaakar khade hi hue the. Woh shakhs Aap ke paas aaya aur kaha ke ‘Hazrat! Ye kuchh paise hai. In ko main aap ke madrase me batore hadiya dena chaahta hu.’
Hazrat ne us thaili me se sirf ek paisa liya aur puri thaili us shakhs ko waapas kar di aur farmaaya ‘Hamare liye itna hi kaafi hai baaqi paiso ko tum apne ghar ke kaam me istemaal karna.’
Jab aap ne us shakhs ko woh thaili waapas ki to us ne bade guroor aur takabbur ke saath kaha ‘Hazrat! Puri thaili le lijiye. Waise bhi hum jaise maaldaaro ki wajah se aap ke madarse chalte hai.’
Ye sunkar Aap ko jalaal aaya aur aap ne us ko farmaaya ‘Naadaan jab tu khuda ka zikr Kama haqqahu nahi karta phir bhi tere paas itna maal hai to Hamare madrsase me to din raat ALLĀH ka zikr hota hai hamare paas kitna maal hoga.’ Phir Aap ne us ko kaha ‘Is paani ke hauz ki taraf dekh.’ Jab us ne hauz ki taraf dekha to behosh hokar gir pada.
Jab use hosh aaya to logo ne puchha ke ‘Kya ma’amla hai? Tum hauz ko dekhkar behosh kyun ho gaye?’ To us ne jawaab diya ‘Jab Hazrat ne mujhe hauz ki taraf dekhne ko kaha to maine dekha ke pura hauz paani ki jagah dirham o deenaar se bhara hua tha us ko dekhkar main behosh ho gaya.’
(4) Ek baar Baadshaah Tughlaq ne elaan kara diya ke ‘Koi bhi dukaandaar Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen ke khaadimo ko koi cheez na beche. Phir main dekhta hu ke un ko langar ke liye khaana kaha se milta hai?’
Jab Khwaja Fareed-ud-deen Ganje-shakar Chishti ke urs mubarak ka mauqa aaya to Hazrat ne logo ko daawat di aur mehfil e samaa aarasta kiya.
Jab majlis puri hui to chand kashtiya Yamuna nadi me namoodaar hui jin me tarah tarah ke khaano se bhari hui thaaliya thi. Wo kashtiya khud ba khud Khaanqaah ke paas aakar lag gai. Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen ne Khwaja Iqbaal saahab se farmaaya ‘Is khaane ko laao aur mehfil me taqseem kar do.’
Unho ne khaane ko majlis me taqseem kar diya. Aur chand thaaliya Baadshaah ko bhijwaai gai. Baadshaah ne jab us khaane ko chakha to mehsoos kiya ke Apni puri zindagi me itna behtareen khaana chakha bhi nahi aur dekha bhi nahi. Woh apni harkat par bahot sharminda hua.
(5) Ek baar Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya ne apne khas mureedo ke liye Mehfil e Sama munaaqid ki. Jis me 50-60 mureedo ke bajaay hazaaro ki ta’adaad me log jama ho gaye. Hazrat ki khaanqaah ka qaanoon tha ke mehfil me aane waale sab khaana khaakar hi jaate the.
Khwaja ne apne khaadimo se farmaaya sab logo ko haath dhulaane ke baad logo ko 10 ki saf me khaana khaane ke liye bithaaya jaae. Aur sab ko roti ke 4 hisse karke Bismillāh padhkar khaane liye diya jaaye.
Khaadim ne Aap ke hukm ke mutaabiq kiya aur ALLĀH ke karam se sab logo ne pet bharkar khana khaa liya aur phir bhi khaana baaqi raha.
(6) Ek martaba Ala-ud-deen Hasan Bahman Aap ki baargaah par me aaye. Us waqt Sultaan Mohammad Tughlaq Khwaaja ki baargaah se khaana khaakar bahar aa raha tha. Khwaja ne farmaaya ke ‘Ek baadshaah jaa raha hai aur dusra aa raha hai.’ Ye baat waha maujood logo ki samajh me nahi aai. Aap ne ek shakhs ko darwaaze par khade saa’il ko andar lane ke liye farmaaya.
Ala-ud-deen Hasan Bahman andar aaye to khaana khatm ho chukka tha. Sirf Hazrat ke iftaar ke liye ek roti bachi thi. Khwaja ne us roti ko apni ungali par rakhkar farmaaya ‘Aye Hasan! Dekho, ye tumhari aane wali riyaasat ka shaahi chhatar hai, jo kuchh waqt baad tumhe milne waali hai.’
Aap ki dua se aahista aahista un ki qismat badalne lagi aur woh ‘Bahmani’ saltanat ke baadshaah bane.
Baadshaah banne ke saath foran Sultaan Ala-ud-deen Hasan Bahman ne Khwaja ke Khalifa Hazrat Burhaan-ud-deen Ghareeb rahmatullāhi alaihi ko 5 man sona aur 10 man chaandi bheja aur Khawaja ke naam se ghareebo miskino me taqseem karke khairaat karne ke liye kaha.
(7) Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya ne apne mureed aur khalifa Shaah Muntajeeb-ud-deen ko 1400 durwesho ke saath isha’at e islaam ke liye Delhi se Daulatabad jaane ke liye farmaaya. Shaah Muntajeeb-ud-deen us ke liye tayyar ho gaye. Magar jab un ko ye khayaal aaya ke Peer ne in 1400 durwesho ki zimmedari mujhe di hai magar is taweel safar me in sab ki zaroorato ke liye kharch ka intazaam kaise hoga? Unho ne Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya ki baargaah me jaakar arz kiya. Khwaja ne un ko tahajjud ke waqt aane ke liye farmaaya. Tahajjud ke waqt jab wo aap ki khidmat me haazir hue to aap ne un ko sone se bhara hua baksa aap ko diya jo ghaib se ata kiya gaya tha. Is sone ko Shaah Muntajeeb-ud-deen ne safar me 1400 durwesho zaroorat ke liye istemaal kiya. Is waqye ke baad Shaah Muntajeeb-ud-deen ‘Zar Zari Zar Baksh’ (The giver of the essence of gold) ke naam se mash’hoor ho gaye.
(8) Ek martaba ek shakhs Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya ki baargaah me aaya aur arz karne laga ke “Huzoor! Main bahot ghareeb aur bekas hu. Mujh par karam farmaaiye aur kuchh inaayat farmaaiye.” Hazrat ne us par raham farmaate hue kaha ke “Thodi mitti uthaakar mujhe de.” Us ne Aap ko mitti di to Aap ne us mitti par 3 martaba Surah Ikhlaas padhkar dam kiya to mitti Sona ban gai.
Wo shakhs khush hota hua apne ghar ki jaanib chala. Raaste me us ke dil me khayaal aaya ke ‘Mujhe to Sona banaane ka tareeqa mil gaya hai. Apne ghar pahunch kar us shakhs ne bahot bada mitti ka dher jama kiya aur us par Surah Ikhlaas padh kar dam kiya lekin kuchh na hua.
Woh saari raat baithkar mitti par padhkar ke phunkta raha lekin mitti me maamooli chamak bhi paida na hui.
Subah ko woh shakhs Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya ki khidmat me pahuncha aur raat ka saara waaqia bayaan kiya.
Aap ne us shakhs ko kaha ke “Beshak Qur’an me ye taaṡeer hai. Magar Naadaan Sirf mere jaisi harkat karne se kaam nahi hoga. Mere jaisi zabaan bhi paida karni hogi.”
(9) Ek baar aap ke mureedo ka ek giroh aap ki khidmat me haazir hone ke liye aa raha tha. Sab kuchh meethaai (sheerni) apne saath le jaa rahe the. Un ke saath ek shakhs aisa maanta tha ke yeh faqeer kya kar sakte hain. Sab ke samjhaane par bhi wo sahi baat maan nahi raha tha. Us ne thodi dhool lekar kaagaz me bandhkar apne saath li.
Hazrat ki baargaah me pahunchkar sab ne adab ke saath apna nazraana Aap ke paas rakh diya. Aap ka khaadim wo sab andar rakhne ke liye lene laga tab Aap ne us dhool wala packet wahi par rakhne ke liye kaha aur farmaaya ke ‘Main is dhool ko apni aankho ke liye istemaal karunga.’
Yeh sunkar woh shakhs sharminda ho gaya aur foran Aap ka mureed ban gaya.
(10) Ek martaba ek shakhs Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya khidmat me khaana lekar aa raha tha. Raaste me us ke dil me khayaal aaya ke “Kaash agar Sarkaar apne haath se mere munh me niwaala rakhen to mere liye kitni khushnaseebi hogi.”
Jab woh shakhs Hazrat ki khidmat me pahuncha to dastarkhwaan bichh chuka tha aur Hazrat us waqt paan khaa rahe the. Aap ne apne munh se thoda paan nikaala aur us shakhs ko apne mubarak haatho se khilaate hue farmaaya “Lo, Ye khaalo. Ye us niwaale se behtar hai jo tum dil me soch rahe the.”
(11) Shams-ud-deen naami ek ameer shakhs Khwaja ke baare me buri baaten karta tha.
Ek baar wo apne dosto ke saath sharaab pee raha tha. Itne me use mehsoos hua ke Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen ishaare se use sharaab peene se rok rahe hain. Shams-ud-deen ne foran sharaab ko phenk diya aur gusl karke Hazrat ki khaanqaah par pahuncha.
Use dekhkar Khwaja ne farmaaya ‘Jin par ALLĀH ka karam hota hai wo aisi haraam cheezo se door rehte hain.’
Ye sunkar woh muafi maangkar Hazrat ka mureed ban gaya aur apna sab maal ghareebo masakino me khairaat kar diya.
Aap ki dua se ALLĀH ta’ala ne us ko wilaayat ata farmai.
(12) Sultaan Ala-ud-deen Khilji Aap ka bahot moataqeed tha. Us ne apne bete Khizr Khan ko kai baar bheja ke “Huzoor! Mere kaashaane me tashreef laaya karen ke us me meri sa’adat hai.” Aap ne jawaab diya ke “Main ek goshe me pada hua hu. Tera kuchh bigaad nahi raha. Baadshaah aur tamaam muslamano ke liye Dua e khair karta rehta hu. Agar baadshaah ne israar kiya to main Dehli se chala jaaunga.”
Sultaan Ala-ud-deen Khilji ne khud aane ka iraada kiya to Aap ne farmaaya ke “Us ki bhi koi zaroorat nahi main yahi se masroofe dua hu, balke ghaib ki dua zyada museer hoti hai. Agar Baadshaah ek darwaaze se aaya to main dusre darwaaze se nikal jaaunga.”
Ek martaba Changezi lashkar ne Dehli ko aakar yakaayak gher liya to Sultaan bahot pareshaan tha kyun ke us ka tamaam lashkar Daarus Saltanat se baahar tha. Us ne Hazrat se dua ke liye arz ki. Aap ne dua darmai to raat ko khud ba khud ganeem ke lashkar par haibat chha gai, Khauf taari hua aur wo muhaasira chhod kar bhaag nikle.
(13) Sultaan Ghyaṡ-ud-deen Tughlaq Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya se dili adaawat rakhta tha. 724 Hijri (1324 A.D.) me woh Dehli se Lakhnouti (Bengal) gaya hua tha. Waapsi par raaste me us ne kaha ke ‘Dehli pahunch kar Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya ko Dehli se nikaal dunga.’
Kisi ne aakar Hazrat ko is baat ki khabar di. Aap ne farmaaya ke ‘Hanooz Dilhi door ast (Abhi Delhi door hai).
Safar 725 Hijri (February 1325 A.D.) me jab Sultaan Ghyaṡ-ud-deen Tughlaq Dehli se 2-3 kos door Tughlaqabad me thehra aur iraada kiya ke Hazrat ko yahi talab karunga. Magar usi raat me shamiana (Tent) tootkar girne ki wajah se apne shehzaade Mahmood Khan samet maara gaya.
(1) Halaal tareeqe se haasil kiya gaya thoda sa rizq haraam tareeqe se haasil kiye gaye rizq se zyada qalb ko munawwar karta hai.
(2) Har cheez ki Zakaat hoti hai. Aur ilm ki zakaat us par amal karna hai.
(3) Neko ki sohbat nek kaam se achhi hai aur buro ki sohbat bure kaam se buri hai.
(4) Rab ki mohabbat aur dunya ki mohabbat ek saath nahi reh sakti.
(5) Har kaam me imaandaari hi hamesha ke liye izzat deti hai.
(6) Jise dekho use apne se behtar samjho, agarche tum ita’at guzaar ho aur who gunaahgaar ho. Ho sakta hai ke ye tumhari aakhri ita’at ho aur us ka aakhri gunaah ho aur wo neko kaar baan jaaye.
(7) Dunya tarq karne ka matlab ye nahi ke koi khud ko tang kare aur langot baandhkar baith jaaye balke tarqe dunya ye hai ke libaas bhi pehne, khaana bhi khaaye aur job hi halaal cheez mile use istemaal kare magar unhe jama karne ki khwaahish na rakhe aur dil ko un se na lagaaye.
Aap ne nikaah nahi kiya tha aur Aap ne apne bhatije Hazrat Ibrāheem ibn Jamaal-ud-deen rahmatullāhi alaihi (Chandpura [Bihar]) ko apna waariṡ banaaya aur un ki nasl me bahot saare Soofi auliya mash’hoor hain.
Aap Hazrat Baaba Fareed-ud-deen Mas’ood Ganje-shakar Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi ke mureed aur khalifa hain.
Hazrat Khwaja Burhaan-ud-deen Soofi Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi ne bhi Aap ko khilaaqft ata farmai hai.
Aap se tareeqat ka ‘Chishti Nizaami’ silsila jaari hai.
Aap ke khulfa :
(1) Hazrat Khwaja Yameen-ud-deen Ameer Khusro rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(2) Hazrat Khwaja Naseer-ud-deen Muhammad Chiraagh e Delhi rahmatullāhi alaihi (Delhi),
(3) Hazrat Maulana Wajeeh-ud-deen Yousuf rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(4) Hazrat Khwaja Shams-ud-deen Yahyā rahmatullaāhi alaihi,
(5) Hazrat Khawja Ala-ud-deen Neeli rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(6) Hazrat Khwaja Abu Bakr Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(7) Hazrat Khwaja Fakhr-ud-deen Zaraadi rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(8) Hazrat Qaazi Mohiy-ud-deen Kashani rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(9) Hazrat Maulana Qaasim rahmatullāhi alaihi (Delhi);
(10) Hazrat Khwaja Siraaj-ud-deen Uṡmaan urfe Akhi Siraaj Aa’ina-e-Hind rahmatullāhi alaihi (Gaur [Bengal]);
(11) Hazrat Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Maghribi rahmatullāhi alaihi (Bihar);
(12) Hazrat Khwaja Kareem-ud-deen Samarqandi rahmatullāhi alaihi (Satagon);
(13) Hazrat Shaikh Muhammad rahmatullaāhi alaihi (Manikpur [Uttar Pradesh]),
(14) Hazrat Shaikh Sharaf-ud-deen Bu Ali Shaah Qalandar rahmatullāhi alaihi (Panipat [Haryana]);
(15) Hazrat Shaikh Qutb-ud-deen Munawwar rahmatullāhi alaihi (Hansi [Haryana]),
(16) Hazrat Khwaja Maulana Moosā rahmatullāhi alaihi (Punjab),
(17) Hazrat Khwaja Ahmad Hankori rahmatullaāhi alaihi (Ahmedabad [Gujarat]),
(18) Hazrat Khwaja Baarakullāh Chishti rahmatullāhi alaihi (Ahmedabad [Gujarat]),
(19) Hazrat Khwaja Husaam-ud-deen Multani rahmatullāhi alaihi (Patan [Gujarat]),
(1) Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Hasan Khateeb Urfe Shaah Baaba rahmatullāhi alaihi (Dholka [Gujarat]),
(20) Hazrat Shaah Wilaayat rahmatullaāhi alaihi (Gujarat)
(21) Hazrat Khwaja Burhaan-ud-deen Ghareeb rahmatullāhi alaihi (Khuldabad [Maharashtra]),
(22) Hazrat Khwaja Muntajab-ud-deen Zar Zari Baksh rahmatullāhi alaihi (Khuldabad [Maharashtra]),
(23) Hazrat Khwaja Jalaal-ud-deen Bhandari rahmatullāhi alaihi (Fatehabad [Maharashtra]),
(24) Hazrat Shaikh Kamaal-ud-deen (Malwa),
(25) Hazrat Khwaja Ameer Hasan Sanjari rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(25) Hazrat Sayyed Ahmad Badepaa rahmatullaāhi alaihi (Lancer [Hyderabad]),
(26) Hazrat Sayyed Mahmood Kashkinaakar rahmatullāhi alaihi.
Aap ke silsile ke (khalifa ke khalifa) mash’hoor Auliya Allāh :
Hazrat Makhdoom Ala-ul-Haq Pandawi rahmatullāhi alaihi aur Hazrat Noor Qutb e Aalam Pandawi rahmatullāhi alaihi, (Pandua [West Bengal]), Hazrat Shaikh Nasir-ud-deen Manikpuri rahmatullāhi alaihi, Hazrat Shaikh Husain Dhukkar-posh rahmatullāhi alaihi, Hazrat Makhdoom Sayyed Ashraf Jahaangeer Simnaani aur Hazrat Sayyed Abdur Razzaaq Noor-ul-ain rahmatullāhi alaihi (Kichhauchha [Uttar Pradesh]), Hazrat Shaikh Saif-ud-deen Muhammad Alwari rahmatullāhi alaihi, Hazrat Shaikh Kabeer al-Abaasi rahmatullāhi alaihi, Harat Asad-ud-deen Zinjani, Hazrat Husaam-ud-deen Manikpuri, Hazrat Fareed-ud-deen Tavaela Bakhsh;
Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Muhammad Husain Banda-nawaaz Gesu-daraaz rahmatullāhi alaihi (Gulbarga [Karnataka]), Hazrat Sayyed Shaah Jamaalullāh Maghribi Husaini, Hazrat Maulana Ala-ud-deen Gwaliori;
Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Kamaal-ud-deen Allama, Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Siraaj-ud-deen aur Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Muhammad Ilm-ud-deen (Piran Patan, Gujarat), Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Mahmood Raajan, Hazrat Khwaja Jamaal-ud-deen Jumman, aur Hazrat Khwaja Abu Saalih Hasan Muhammad (Ahmedabad), Hazrat Khwaja Shams-ud-deen Muhammad, Hazrat Khwaja Yahyā Madani, Hazrat Khwaja Kaleemullāh Jahanabadi (Shah Jahanabad), Hazrat Nizaam-ud-deen Aurangabadi, Hazrat Khwaja Fakhr-ud-deen Muhammad Dehalwi, Hazrat Noor Muhammad Maharvi, Hazrat Shams-ud-deen Muhammad Sialwi, Hazrat Khwaja Haafiz Muhammad Ali Shaah Khairabadi, Hazrat Khwaja Habeeb Ali Shaah, Hazrat Shaah Ghulaam Muhammad Soofie, Hazrat Peer Meher Ali Shaah; Hazrat Ghulam Qutb-ud-deen, Hazrat Soofi Inaayat Khan; Hazrat Shaah Niyaaz Ahmad Bareilwi rahmatullāhi alaihi, Hazrat Nizaam-ud-deen Husain, Hazrat Shaah Muhammad Fakhr-e-Alam Niyaazi;
Hazrat Zain-ud-deen Shirazi (Khuldabad);
Hazrat Mirza Agha Muhammad, Hazrat Muhammad Meera Husaini,
Apnewisaal ke ek din pehle aap ne apne khaadim Iqbaal saahab se farmaaya ke ‘Langar-khana me maujood tamaam maal ghareebo me taqseem kar diya jaaye taake mujhe inteqaal ke baad Rab ta’ala ko is ka hisaab dena na pade.’
Aap ka wisaal 18 Rabi’ uṡ ṡaani 725 Hijri (3 April 1325 A.D.) ko Budh ke roz subah ko 89 saal ki umr me hua.
Aap ki namaaz e janaaza Hazrat Shaikh Rukn-ud-deen Abul Fat’h ibn Shaikh Sadr-ud-den Aarif Suharwardi rahmatullāhi alaihi ne padhaai.
Aap ka mazaar Delhi me hai.
ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Khwaja Sayyed Mohammad Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya rahmatullāhi alaihi aur Ahle bait aur Auliya Allāh ke waseele se
Sab ko mukammal ishqe 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.