Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Tusi Haideri Qalandari R.A

  • Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Tusi Haideri Qalandari – also known as Matka Peer
  • The story behind how the saint once miraculously cured an ailing person
  • The story of how Sultan Balban tested the powers of the saint
  • The reasons behind the offerings of gram, jaggery and earthen pots to the saint
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s association with the place
  • Khwaja Hasan Nizami’s and Lady Hardinge’s role in preventing the demolition of the shrine
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Matka Peer Dargah is situated on the Purana Quila Road, close to gate no. 5 of Pragati Maidan
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Mazaar of Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheik Abu Bakar

Came majorly from Iran (also known as Persia), these Sufi saints spread the message of Allah within the Indian sub-continent. They were highly revered by the common people and royalties alike, irrespective of their faith, perhaps because the Sufi saints preached majorly about peace.

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The entrance of Matka Peer Dargah

 

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The stairs leading up to the main mazaar at Matka Peer Dargah

Matka Peer Dargah. Situated on the Purana Quila Road in the heart of Delhi, the shrine is dedicated to Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakar and is nearly eight centuries old. The Sufi saint migrated to India from Iran in 1257 CE (655 hijri). 

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The earthen pots offered by devotees whose wishes got fulfilled.

As per the belief, the Sufi saint after migrating to Delhi chose to live at this very place and started practising meditation here. One of the reasons that the shrine has a lot of positivity and one can feel as soon as you enter here. He started curing people of diseases and getting them rid of their problems with simple water kept in a silver pot. The word of his miracles spread like wildfire and people from places far and near started visiting the saint and he became famous among his devotees as Matka Peer.

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After his death, the same place was converted into Matka Peer Dargah (place of worship) where people still visit with a hope their wishes will get fulfilled.

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Hazrat Shaikh Abu Bakr Tusi rahmatullāhi alaihi :

Laqab :
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Matka Peer.

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Aap Hijri 617 Hijri (1220 A.D.) me Sultaan Ghiyas-ud-deen Balban ke zamaane me Iran se Delhi tashreef laaye.

Aap ne Delhi me Yamuna nadi ke kinaare qayaam karke apni khaanqaah banaai.

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Ek martaba Aap ne dekha ke ek aadami Yamuna nadi me doobkar khudkushi karne jaa raha hai. Aap ne use rokkar puchha to us ne bataaya ke use koi laa ilaaj beemaari hai aur jis se tang aakar wo khudkushi karne jaa raha hai. Aap ne use ek matke me se paani pilaaya. ALLĀH ke fazl se us ki beemaari dheere dheere theek hone lagi aur wo sehatyaab ho gaya.

Is waaqye ki shohrat logo me phailne lagi. Jab Sultaan Ghiyas-ud-deen Balban ko pata chala to us ne Aap ka imtihaan lene ke liye Tameezun naami ek khubsurat aurat ko aap ke paas bheja. Jab wo aurat Aap ki baargaah me aai tab jaise hi Hazrat se nazren mili to foran us ke dil ka aalam badal gaya aur wo Hazrat ki mureed ban gai aur Aap ki khidmat me hi reh gai.

Is ke baad Sultaan ne ek shakhs ke saath ek thaali me lohe ki goliya aur mitti bheji. Aap ki dua se wo goliya ‘Chane’ ban gai aur mitti ‘Shakar’ ban gai. Aap ne apne khaadim ko doodh laane ke liye farmaaya. Aur doodh me wo shakar daalkar us doodh ko aur chane ko waha maujood logo ko khaane ke diye. Aur ek matke me doodh bharkar Sultaan ko bheja.

Is ke baad Sultaan Aap ka mureed ban gaya.

Aap apne mureedo ko matke me Yamuna nadi se paani bharkar dete the jis se un ki ALLĀH ke fazl se beemaari aur takleef door ho jaati.

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Aap jab aalam me wajd me aa jaate to lohe ki salaakhon ko aasaani se modkar use haar ya chudiyo ki shakl me tabdeel kar dete.

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Hazrat Shaikh Jamaal-ud-deen Chishti Hanswi rahmatullāhi alaihi ne aap ko ‘Baaz e Safed’ (White falcon) ka laqab ata kiya tha. Aur jab Delhi tashreef laate to Aap ke yaha qayaam farmaate.

Hazrat Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya rahmatullāhi alaihi kai baar Aap ki mehfil e Sama me tashreef laate the.

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Aap Hazrat Haidar Qalandar al-Sawai rahmatullāhi alaihi ke silsile se ta’alluq rakhte hain aur ‘Haidari Qalandar’ kehlaate hain.

Aap ke khalifa Hazrat Shaikh Raheem-ud-deen Iraqi rahmatullāhi alaihi hain.

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Aap ka wisaal 21 Rajab 655 Hijri (August 1257 A.D.) ko hua.

Aap ka mazaar Delhi me hai.

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ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Shaikh Abu Bakr Tusi rahmatullāhi alaihi aur tamaam Auliya Allāh 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.
Aameen.