HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN AULIA

Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah

It’s The Same Old Tradition And Message That Was Given To Prophets And Messengers Of Different Tribes And Nations; A Message Of Love & Peace. After Prophets And Messengers This Mission Was And Still Being Carried Out By Sufis And Aulia (Friends Of Allah). They Are The True Heirs Of Prophets And Messengers. A Treasure Of Prophets And Aulia’s, Is Here For The Betterment Of Humanity. A Reality For The Sufi World Is That The People Who Came For Sufi Learning’s, Spiritual Understanding And Guidance From Different Parts Of The World. They Stayed At Our Khanqahs, Ate The Food Made At Our Houses For Distribution And Slept In Our Verandas And Corridors. With Their Hard Strive And Struggle They Became Sufi. They Came As Empty Vessels And Went Back, Filled With Wisdom And Spirituality. Though It Will Remain Filled Even You Try To Get As Much From That Vessel Till The Day Of Judgement/Resurrection.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia DargahKhanqah/Hermitage Of His Holiness Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Is Still Spreading The Light Of Guidance And Satisfaction Of Soul, Mind And Heart. Even Centuries Have Past Still The Message Is Given To One And All. At The Same Time, It Is The Primary Source For Sufi Teachings, Spiritual Guidance And Treatments, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah this Service For Humanity In Dedicated To His Holiness Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) And Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) From Whom We Get Inspiration For Service And Duties For Humanitarian Work. He Established One Of The Most Influential And Impressive Khanqah/Dargah/Hermitage, Who Won The Hearts Not Only Of Indians But Numerous People Around The Globe.

What A Better Source And Person You Need For A True Spiritual Experience After Knowing About The Person Responsible For This Service, Which Will Make Your Life A Bit Different From Normal Walk Of Life. Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) Represents The Secular Character Of Indian Culture And His Disciple Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) Was The 1st To Express His Patriotism Towards Indian Soil, Centuries Before First Freedom Struggle. Still His Magnificent Shrine/ Dargah/ Khanqah Spreading The Divine Light That Give Peace To Hearts And Soul And Essence Of Rose In Air Invites You For A Pure Ecstasy.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia‘S Reign Has Been Witnessed By 13* Different Rulers Of More Than 3 Different Dynasties. Mehboob-E-Ilahi Never Met Or Visited Any Of The Rulers Of Delhi In His Long Span Of Simple And Spiritual Life. As He Believed That ‘What A Faqir/Sufi Has To Do With Ruler And Politics’. Even Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) Was A Royal Courtier In Different Courts Of Many Kings But He Has Nothing To Do With Royal Courts. King Alauddin Khilji‘S Sons Used To Come In The Khanqah For Their Learning. Moreover Mehboob-E-ILahi Had Told To His Disciples That “I Have 2 Entrances In My Khanqah, If Any Ruler Will Come To My Khanqah From One Gate I Will Leave From Another”. Here Are The List Of Rulers Who Seen A Different Ruler Under Their Rule Whom They Never Got Controlled Off.

  1. Alau’d-Din Mas’ud 639-644 A.H / 1242-46 A.D
  2. Nasir’u-D-Din Mahmud 644-664 A.H / 1246-66 A.D
  3. Balban 664-686 A.H / 1266-86 A.D
  4. Kaiqubad 686-689 A.H / 1287-90 A.D
  5. Kaiymurth 689 A.H / 1287 A.D
  6. Jalal’u-D-Din Khilji 689-715A.H / 1296-1316 A.D
  7. Ruknu’d-Din Ibrahim 695 A.H / 1296 A.D
  8. Alau’d-Din Khilji 695-715 A.H / 1296-1316 A.D
  9. Shihab’u’d-Din Umar 715 A.H / 1316 A.D
  10. Mubarak Shah 716-720 A.H / 1316-1320 A.D
  11. Nasir’u’-Ddin Khurau 720A.H / 1320-1320 A.D
  12. Ghiyas’ud-Din Tughlaq 720-725 A.H / 1320-1325 A.D
  13. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq 725-752 A.H / 1325-1351 A.D

One Of The Greatest  And Most Influential Sufi Saint Of Indian Sub-Continent, By Whose Order Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) Invented A New Language To Break Down Barriers Between South And North India (Including Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Rangoon, Bangladesh And  Border Area Of Afghanistan), For Better Understanding And  To Serve Humanity In A Unified Way. A Sufi Far Beyond The Boundation Of Time, Caste, Creed, Color, Region Or Race. A Sufi With Only One Mission To Serve Humanity When Caste System Was On Peak In Indian Sub-Continent. A Celebrated Sufi Of All Time, Who Became The Spiritual Mentor And Inspiration For Many Sufis, Kings, Businessman And Still Showing The Path To Many Unsatisfied Hearts And Souls In Past 7 Centuries. Remembered And Praised By Numerous Hearts. He Is His Holiness Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (Rehmatullah Alaiy). Born In A Syed Family Ancestral Descendent Of Prophet Muhammad (Swallalaho Alaih Wassalm) With 19 Of His Ancestors Falling In The Chain.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) Represents The Secular Character Of Indian Culture And His Disciple Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) Was The 1st To Express His Patriotism Towards Indian Soil, Centuries Before First Freedom Struggle. Still His Magnificent Shrine/ Dargah/ Khanqah Spreading The Divine Light That Give Peace To Hearts And Soul And Essence Of Rose In Air Invites You For A Pure Ecstasy. On 15 Rajab ( 7 Month In Islamic Calendar) His Holiness Took The Bai’t (Oath Of Allegiance). Sheikh Baba Farid (R.A) Taught Him The Ascetic Way Of Life With More Broad Dimensions, As He Was More Ascetic Since Childhood, Fasting Was The Essence Of It. Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia’s Sheikh/Pir/Spiritual Mentor Asked His Holiness Not  To Abandon Studies For Prayers As Both Are Important For Life The Life Of A Dervish (Mendicant). Baba Farid Told His Holiness That Knowledge Is Essential For Dervish; Otherwise It Is Difficult To Tread On This Path. Baba Farid (R.A) Trained His Disciple In Hard Way. He Lived In Extensively Impecunious And Materially Deprived Circumstances. His Holiness Stayed In The Khanqah/Monastery At Ajodhan For 8 Months Nearly, Engaged In Prayers And Meditation Under His Guidance.

His Holiness Was Brought Up With Full Sincerity And Love Of His Mother Bibi Zulekha (R.A), A True Woman And A Perfect Mother In Every Respect That She Was Devoted To Her Religion. At The Same Time She Was Courageous, Hard Working As Well As Too Much Tolerant And Has Patience By Nature. She Trained And Brought Up His Holiness With Full Religious And Ethical Values. She Had A Great Fore Sight That She Provided His Holiness The Best Education With Best Teachers And Scholars Of That Time. Even These Are The Values Enhanced And Beautified Later By His Spiritual Master Sheikh Baba Farid (R.A). His Holiness Since Childhood Only Was Very Humble, Sincere, Passionate, Loving And Influential By Nature. Since His Childhood He Was Carrying All The Qualities Of A True Salik (Traveller) For The Path Of Mysticism. His Holiness Spent All His Childhood In Badaun (Now In Uttar Pradesh).

His Holiness Since Childhood Was Very Simple Yet Very Charismatic. Poverty And Starvation Couldn’t Deter His Enthusiasm For Education And Learning. His First Teacher Was Hazrat Shaadi Muqri (R.A), Who Was The Student Of A Known Islamic Scholar Hazrat Khwaja Muqri (R.A). Hazrat Shaadi Muqri (R.A) Was An Expert And Excellent Teacher In Reciting Quran Sharif. In 653 Hijri/1253 AD Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) Completed His Graduation Under Hazrat Alauddin Usuli (R.A) At Badaun, Who Was A Saintly Person. At The Age Of 16 Year His Holiness Came Along With His Mother And Sister Bibi Zainab To Delhi For Higher Studies. He Came And Resided At Namak-Ki-Sarai Where He Met Hazrat Najeebuddin Mutawaqil (R.A) Who Was The Younger Brother Of Baba Sheikh Farid (R.A). Being In Delhi Beside Poverty, Shelter Was Another Big Problem For His Holiness. Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) Studied Hadees (Saying And Tradition Of Muhammad (Swallalaho Alaihwassalm) And Islamic Jurisprudence (Islamic Fiqh) From Hazrat Kamaluddin Zahid, Who Was A Known Teacher And Expert In This Regard And From Other Teachers Like Moulana Aminuddin Mohaddis (R.A) And Shamsuddin Mulk (R.A). His Holiness Completed “Masharaqul Anwar” From Hazrat Kamaluddin Zahid (R.A). Hazrat Alauddin Usuli (R.A) And Kamaluddin Zahid Both Were Very Respectful, Honoured L And Close Teachers Of His Holiness Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia. Under The Age Of 20 Years His Holiness Completed His Exterior/Worldly Education In Badaun And Delhi But Soon For Spiritual Education And Learning He Has To Migrate Again To A New Place Called Ajodhan (New Name Is Pakpattan In Pakistan) To Meet His Spiritual Mentor Who Soon Put Him On Spiritual Path And Finally To Enlighten Him With Chisti Authority Of That Time That No Other Chisti Sheikh Got Beside Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) During His Life. Beside Poverty And Food, Shelter Was Another Big Problem For Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) As They Never Had A Permanent Place To Stay In Delhi. His Holiness First Stayed At “Namak Ki Sarai” Then Two Other Places He Stayed But Did Not Got Any Permanent Shelter. In These Conditions, His Holiness Completed His Outer Education And Become An Aalim (Islamic Jurisprudence) Which Was Enough For Worldly Matters But When He Showed His Interest To Be A Qazi (Judge) Hazrat Najeebuddin Muttawakil (R.A) Said To His Holiness This Phrase ,  “Qazi Ma-Shou, Chize Digr Shou” Means” Don’t Be Judge With Something Else”. His Holiness Took The Advice Earnestly And Decided To Concentrate On The Life Of Being A Dervish (Mendicant). For Spiritual Education And Learning He Has To Move Ajodhan (Pakistan). During His Stay At Namak-Ki-Sarai And Closeness With Hazrat Najeeduddin Muattawakil (R.A) Added Fuel To His Intimacy And Urge To Meet His Future Sheikh.

One Day A Certain Qawwal (Sufi Musician) Named Abu Bakr Came From Multan To Meet Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia’s Teacher. The Teacher Of His Holiness Asked About Different Sheikh Whom He Met In Multan (Now In Pakistan). Abu Bakr Answered That He Met Hazrat Bahauddin Zakria Multani (R.A) In Multan For Whom I Sung Mystical Couplets In His Khanqah (Monastery), Who Is A Great Sufi Sheikh. In His Khanqah The Worship Of Allah Is Devoted So Much That Even The Women Who Knead The Flour (While Doing So), Are Occupied With Zikr (Invocations Of Allah Almighty). From There I Went To See Another Sheikh At Ajodhan (New Name Pakpattan In Pakistan). I Got The Privilege To Meet Sheikh Baba Farid Mas’ud Ganj-E-Shakar (R.A) That Sovereign Of Love God Has Conquered The World And The Light Of His Moon Illuminated That Area”.

His Holiness Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Says “When I Heard These Words Of Praise In Regard To Baba Fariduddin Ganj-E-Shakar, I Developed A Sudden And Intense Love For Him And Began To Repeat His Name After Every “Namaz”. At The Age Of 20 His Holiness Was Eager To Meet His Master For Spirituality, Which His Heart Has Already Decided Without Seeing With True Passion Of Love And Devotion. In Order To Meet His Sheikh And Spiritual Mentor He Started His Journey To Pakpattan And Reached, In The Month Of Rajab( 7 Month In Islamic Calendar). Baba Farid (R.A) Was Of 94 Years And Was Waiting For His Successor To Sit After Him On Chistia (Silsila) Throne. As Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (R.A) Crowned Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A) And Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A) Crowned Baba Farid (R.A) To Be A Sheikh-E-Tariqat (Master In Spiritual Lineage). His Holiness Was Welcomed At Ajodhan With Great Honour And Warmth As Baba Farid Was Eager To Welcome Him As Well, Which He Got To Know With Divine Inspiration. As They Met Baba Farid (R.A) Recited This Couplet In Persian Language.

“Ai-Atishe Furaqat, Dil Ha Kabab Karda,  Sailabe Ishtiaqat Janha Kharab Karda” Means (The Fire Of Separation Has Roasted The Heart, The Flood Of Fondness Has Wasted The Soul)

Khwaja Badruddin Is’haq (R.A) A Highly Qualified Scholar From Bukhara (Uzbekistan), Who Was The Warden Of The Khanqah And Son In Law Of Baba Farid (R.A). He Was Made Acretaker Of His Holiness, With A Special Status And Gentle Closeness By His Future Sheikh. His Holiness Was An Aalim (Islamic Jurisprudence) With Simplicity And Love For Others, Without Any Pride But Still He Was Asked By Baba Farid (R.A) Not To Have A Sense Of Being Such A Knowledgeable Person.

In The Conduct Of High Dignity, Proficiency And The Divinity Baba Farid Sent Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia To Delhi With Divine Love, Serenity And A Light For The People In Dark. The Sheikh Of His Holiness Also Gave Him An Ink Pot, To Serve The Bodily Sick People As Well By Giving Amulet (Talisman/Taweez). Baba Farid (R.A) Finding His Holiness Hesitant Was Asked With Hard Words That “Many Will Come For Assistance And One Should Not Refuse Anyone“. Therefore Chisti Khanqa’ Since Then Till Now Remained Full With People Wanting Assistance And Amulets For Their Different Needs And Problems. As His Holiness Came Back Soon Many People Started Visiting Him For The Same. His Holiness Visited Baba Farid (R.A) 3 Times In His Life Time.

His Holiness Sat In Delhi For More Than 6 Decades, Woven The Threads Of Love In The Hearts Of The People And Made The Fabric Out Of It. His Holiness Sewed The Broken Relationship Between The Creator And The Creature.

His Holiness Opened His Door To All Classes Of The People And Had Immense Confidence And Influence On The People. The Khanqah Served As A Welfare Centre Attending To The Needs Of Locality. His Holiness Laid Great Emphasis On The Motive Of The Love And Devotion For The Realization Of Allah-Taala.