All recognized religions of
the world show that divine preaching and miracles have always
been co-related and all the prophet, Saints, messenger of God
and founder of various world religions were endorsed with
supernatural powers to propagate the divine message.
Gharib Nawaz (R.A) as one of
the Wallie of Allah, was also endowed with such "Supernatural
powers to propagate the divine message for this, I would say
that his full life right from his birth till death was full of
miracles. He did whatever, he wanted and the almighty always
granted him blessing without any delay and if we discuss in deep
about his miracles this full website will get completed in
miracles only so I am writing few of his miracles.
Says Hazart Qutubuddin
Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A), " I never saw Hazart Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)
angry with anyone as long as I remained with him. One day,
Hazart Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) accompanied me and a servant
Shaikh Ali were going out. Suddenly a man caught hold Shaikh Ali
of his clothes and started abusing him. Hazart Khwaja Gharib
Nawaz (R.A) asked the reason of the dispute. He said " Shaikh
Ali is debtor and is not repaying the amount given to him."
Khwaja Sahib (R.A) said, "Leave him. He will repay your debt."
But the man again insisted. So Khwaja Sahib (R.A) got angry and
he spread his shawl on the ground and asked to take from the
shawl amount equal to the debt and warned not to take more than
debt. The man picked up the money certainly more than the debt
and soon his hand dried up. So he started crying and asked for
mercy. Khwaja Sahib (R.A) pardoned him and his hand recovered.
The man immediately became the disciple of Khwaja Sahib (R.A).
It said that once Khwaja
Sahib (R.A) was passing through a Jungle, some atheist dacoits
came in his way. They used to snatch belonging of travelers and
if the traveler was a Muslim they used to kill him as well. When
these decoits faced Khwaja Sahib (R.A), there happened a
miracle, The band of decoits who had been engaged in looting and
killing the people, started trembling with fear, and fell on the
feet of Khwaja Sahib (R.A) and said, "we are your slaves. Be
kind to us" when they repented Khwaja Sahib (R.A) made them
recite Kalima and thus they accepted Islam. Khwaja Sahib (R.A)
forbade them for looting and murdering in the name of the
It is said –During his tour,
Khwaja sahib (R.A), Ohududdin Kirmani (R.A) and Shaikh
Shahbudin(R.A) were sitting together at a place and discussing
some religious point of faith. Suddenly a young boy with a bow
and arrow in hand passed by Khwaja Sahib (R.A) saw him and said,
" The boy is the future king of Delhi."
And his prediction proved to
be true and boy became the king of Delhi with the name of king
Shamsuddin Altamash and ruled the country for about 26 years.
One day, a weeping old woman
came to him and said, "Huzoor, the ruler had killed my innocent
son. For God sake, help me."
Hearing the woman, Khwaja
Sahib (R.A) was moved very much. He with his sceptre in his hand
accompanied the old woman. Many followers and disciples also
accompanied him. He arrived at the dead body of the boy, stood
there silently and gazed at it for quite a long time. Then he
stepped towards the body, put his hand on It said, " O boy, if
you have been killed innocent, come to life by the grace of
ALLAH." He just completed his sentence, the boy was alive.
Khwaja Sahib (R.A) further said, " The man should be so close to
ALLAH that his prayers are to accepted without any delay. If it
is not, then he is not a Faqir."
Though Khwaja Sahib (R.A) had
no means of income but he set up a langerkhana ( alms- house).
The food was so abundant there that all the poor and needy of
the city were fed with it. It is said that he directed the Chief
of the alms- house to demand as much money as needed for the
langarkana. The Chief used to come to him daily in the morning.
On his arrival Khwaja Sahib (R.A) used to unfold the corner of
his Musalla and asked him to take whatever required from the
hidden treasury. He himself used to keep fast and broke it with
the dried barley bread, weighing not more than five misqal (few
A man came to him with the
bad intention of killing him and showed great faith and loyalty
to Khwaja Sahib (R.A). But his intention was revealed to Khwaja
Sahib (R.A). So he said, "I am here, Do whatever you desire."
Hearing this, the man started trembling and with great
humbleness he told that it was not his own desire. Some other
man wanted him to commit this heinous crime. Then he took out
the dagger, and placed it before Khwaja Sahib (R.A) and asked
for punishment. But Khwaja Sahib (R.A) said, " Revenge is not
the practice of the Saints. Well, I pardon you." The man fell
into the feet of Khwaja Sahib (R.A), repented, accepted Islam
and became a disciple.
It is said, during the period
of Khwaja Sahib (R.A) stay in Ajmer, the people from far and
nearby, who went for the pilgrimage of Haj, on return used to
tell that they have seen Khwaja Sahib (R.A) circumambulating the
Khana-e-Kaaba; while in fact Khwaja Sahib (R.A) never want for
Haj after his stay in Ajmer.
Once, Hazrat Khwaja
Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A) was meeting with the king in the
fort of Delhi. The other officials were also present there.
Suddenly a characterless woman came there and asked justice. She
requested the king to get her married, since she was under the
state of mental pain. The king asked her to whom she wanted to
be married, and which sort of agony she is facing, she said,
"The fellow who is very close to you and called himself as Qutub
has raped me. As a result I am pregnant. " Hearing the entire
episode, all those present were shocked . They pulled down their
heads with shame. Qutub Sahib (R.A) was also ashamed . He could
do nothing but he turned his face towards Ajmer and called
Khwaja Sahib (R.A) for his help. As and when Khwaja Sahib (R.A)
heard cry of his dear disciple for help, he immediately reached
there. He asked Qutub Sahib (R.A), "What is the matter ? Qutub
Sahab (R.A) could not speak a single word and tears started
rolling out of his eyes. The episode was revealed to Khwaja
All this made Khwaja Sahib (R.A)
very much angry. He turned to the crooked lady and said " O
child, inside womb, your mother has alleged that Qutab Sahib (R.A)
is your father. Tell whether it is true ?"
There was a clear voice, from
inside the womb, heard by all present there. The child said, The
statement is all wrong. The woman is a prostitute and has been
sent by the enemies of Qutub Sahib (R.A) to insult and defame
him." All the people were much surprised on hearing all about.
The woman himself admitted her false allegation.
Khwaja Sahib (R.A) said, Only
Allah can award honour and repute." And then he returned. Except
Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A), all were much
surprised on arrival and disappearance of Khwaja Sahib (R.A).
It is said that one day, one
of his disciples came to him. Khwaja Sahib (R.A) was busy in
offering prayers. When he finished his prayers and turned to the
disciple the disciple said "huzoor the ruler of the city has
ordered me to exile without any fault of mine. So I am in great
trouble." Khwaja Sahib (R.A) kept silence for some time, then
said, " Don’t worry he has been punished. "When the disciple
returned to the city, he heard the news that the ruler fell from
the back of the horse and has died.
One day, Khwaja Sahib (R.A)
was sitting near Anna Sager, A shepherd with some calves passed
by, He said to the shepherd, " Dear give me some milk. "The
Shepherd took it as a joke and said " Baba, they are calves and
do not give milk. Khwaja Sahib (R.A) smiled and pointed towards
a female calf and said, "Brother, I will take her milk." When
the shepherd laughed, Khwaja Sahib (R.A) insisted, "Just see".
The shepherd was very much surprised when he saw that her udders
had become large and were full of milk. So he milked the calf
which was enough for 40 persons. Seeing it, the Shepherd fell
into the feet of Khwaja Sahib (R.A) and became his disciple.
One day, Khwaja Sahib (R.A)
was sitting among the disciples and preaching. Suddenly he saw
something on his right side. He stood up as paying respect to
somebody. It happened again and again as and when he glanced
towards right side. When the assembly was over and people left
away, one of his servants asked the reason as to why he had been
standing up repeatedly on having a look at right side. Khwaja
Sahib (R.A) said, "The Mazar of my Peer-o-Murshid is located in
that direction. As I looked towards that direction, the Mazar
came before my eyes, so I stood up to offer respect."
It was the assembly of the
saints. Everyone of them agreed to show his miracles. Thus
Khwaja Usman Harooni (R.A) turned his Musallah and took out some
pieces of gold and gave them to a Durvesh and asked him to bring
some sweets for all present their. Shaikh Ohuddin Kirmani (R.A)
touched a piece of wood and it turned into gold.
When Khwaja Usman Harooni (R.A)
insisted, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) knew through Divine
inspiration that one of the persons of the present assembly is
hungry but could not tell others because of modesty . Thus
Khwaja Sahib (R.A) took out four barley Rotis and put them
before the person.
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan
Chishti (R.A.) popularly known as Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer
(R.A.), Khwaja Baba, was born in 1142 A.D. in Sijistan (Iran). His
paternal genealogy is related to Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) and that
of his maternal to Hazrat Imam Hassan (A.S.) and thus he was a
direct descendant of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W.).
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty,Ajmer,(R.A) occupies a prominent
place among the spiritual Healers of the world. In his temperament
as in the circumstance of his life Khwaja Sahib was destined for an
extra ordinary career. Into a tottering civilization, fraught with
material acquisition, which guaranteed no safety to human life and
which conferred no spiritual freedom on human beings he burst forth
all the masterful force of his personality, There is a complete
blending of greatness and grace, mediation and action precept,
practice, indifference of the mystic and idealism of a Saint. He
stands for all that is true, Beautiful and Noble..
He is a SYMBOL OF LOVE, HARMONY AND TRUTH.
The sources of this power may be traced to his own exceptional
endowments. Throughout his life, he exhibited the noble traits of
character so peculiar to the house of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) to
which he belonged.
His father, Sayyid Ghiyas-u’d-din, a pious man of some means, died
when his son was in his teens. He left as legacy an orchard and a
grinding mill. Once Khwaja Muinuddin Hassan was looking after the
plants in his garden that a mystic, Shaikh Ibrahim Qanduzi, happened
to pass by. Shaikh Mu’in-u’d-din entertained him in his garden.
Hagiologists trace the germination of mystic attitude in him to the
blessings of this Saint. In fact, the most powerful factor in giving
a mystic touch to his personality at this early stage was the
condition of Sijistan which had suffered terribly at the hands of
the Qara Khita and the Ghuzz Turks. It drove the Khwaja’s mind
inwards and he realized the futility of hankering after worldly
glory or looking after worldly goods. He sold all his assets, gave
the proceeds in charity and took to itineracy. He visited the
eminent scholars of his age. While on his way to Iraq, he passed
through Harvan, in the district of Naishapur.
Here he met Khwaja ‘Usman Harwani’ and was so deeply impressed by
his spiritual eminence that he decided to join the circle of his
disciples. For twenty years he accompanied him on his arduous mystic
journeys and performed all sorts of personal services to him. Shaikh
Mu’in’d-din once told his disciples. “I did not give myself a
moment’s rest from the service of my Peer-o-Murshid, and carried
about his night clothes during his journeys and stoppages”.
Khwaja Garib Nawaj Haj and Prophet’s command
As the great Khwaja become accomplished and perfect in every
respect, the divine tutor (Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harwani (R.A.)
honored him with his robe and took him to Haj. Both then proceeded
to Makkah and performed the Haj, and then went to Madina and stayed
there for sometime, to get the blessings of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad
One night in a trance he was ordered by the Holy Prophet Hazrat
“O Moinuddin! You are a prop of our faith. Proceed to India and show
the path of truth to the people there. That is why he is known as
Ataye Rasul/Naib-e-Rasul.” (Lieutenant of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.)
Later he undertook independent journeys and came into contact with
eminent Saints and scholars like Shaikh Najm-u’d-din Kubra, Shaikh
Najib-u’d-din ‘Abdul Qahir Suhrawardi, Shaikh Abu Sa’id Tabrizi,
Shaikh Mahmud Ispahani, Shaikh Nasir-u’d-din Astarabadi and Shaikh
‘Abdul Wahid – all of whom were destined to exercise great influence
on contemporary religious life and thought. He visited nearly all
the great centers of learning in those days – Samarqand, Bukhara,
Baghdad, Naishapur, Tabriz, Aush, Ispahan, Sabzawar, Mihna, Khirqan,
Astarabd, Balkh and Ghaznin and aquainted himself with almost every
important trend in Muslim religious life in the middle ages. His
moral and spiritual qualities attracted many people to his fold and
he appointed his Khalifas in Sabzwar and Balkh. Shaikh Auhad-u’d-din
Kirmani, Shaikh Shihab-u’d-din Suhrawardi and many other eminent
mystics benefited by his company. Having thus roamed all over the
Muslim lands which had not yet recovered from the terrible shocks of
Qara Khitai and Ghuzz invasions and were to be ravaged very soon by
the Mongols, he turned towards India. After a brief stay at Lahore,
where he meditated at the Shrine of one of the prominent Sufi,
Shaikh Ali Hajweri, he proceeded to Ajmer. Hazrat Khwaja Garib Nawaz
composed a couplet paying a glowing tribute to Shaikh Hajweri :
(Ganj Bakhsh-e-Har Do Alam Mazhar-e-Noor-e-Khuda, Na Qisan Ra
Peer-e-Kamil, Kamilan Ra Peshwa)
He is a wealth bestowing Saint in this world and hereafter and an
embodiment of divine light.
A complete spiritual guide for the imperfect disciples and a leader
of the perfect Saints.
He adopted the Indian tradition and culture, seeing the inclination
of Indians towards Music and singing he introduced Qawwali (Sama) to
convey his message.
Huzoor Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) breathed his last; after achieving the
command given to him by the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). His noble soul
left the corporeal body on the 6th of Rajab 633 A.H./ 16th March
1236 at the age of 97. He was buried in the same prayer room (Hujra)which
was the center of his divine activities, throughout his stay at .
Ajmer Today his Shrine is popularly known as “Dargah Sharif of
Huzoor Khwaj Gharib Nawaj (R.A.)”. People of all walks of life and
faith from all over the world, irrespective of their caste, creed
and beliefs visit this great Shrine to offer flowers, Chaddar and
Itar of their esteem and devotion. The rich and the poor stand side
by side to pay their homage and respect to the divine soul and to
acquire the peace of mind & soul to get the blessings of Huzoor
Gharib Nawaz (R.A.)
Ajmeri was not merely the seat of Chauhan power ; it was a religious
center also where thousands of pilgrims assembled from far and near
Shaikh Mu’in-u’d-din’s determination to work out the principles of
Islamic mysticism at a place of such political and religious
significance shows great self-confidence.
Gharib Nawaz was the exponent of the true spirit of Islam. Like
orthodox and static theologians he did not engage himself in vain
metaphysics but rigorously strove to save human sympathy from
running into narrow grooves and struck at the very root of
parochialism, casteism and religious exclusiveness which are being
propagated by some vested interests. According to Khwaja Gharieb
Nawaz the religion is not merely based on rituals and ecclesiastical
formalities but “service of humanity” is its sole raison d’etre.
Describing the qualities which endear a man to God, Khwaja Ghareb
Nawaz referred to the following attributes : AWWAL SAKHAWATE CHUN
SAKHAWATE DARIYA, DOM SHAFQAT-E-CHUN SHAFQAT-E-AFTAB, SIWAM TAWAZO-E-CHUN
TAWAZO-E-ZAMEEN. (First, river like generosity; second, sun-like
affection, and third earth like hospitality.) When once asked about
the highest devotion of God, Gharib Nawaz remarked that it was
“Dar mandgaan ra fariyad raseedan wa haajat-e-baichaargaan ra rawa
kardan wa gursingaan ra sair gardaneedan”
i.e. to redress the misery of those in distress, to fulfil the needs
of the helpless and to feed the hungry.
Khwaja Gareb Nawaz loved humanity in general and the Indians in
particular. Indeed he had a mission to bring a social and spiritual
He ruled over the hearts. The concepts of national integration,
composite culture (Ganga-Jamni Tehzeeb) originated from his life
style and teachings and thereafter were spread by his representative
Perhaps in no other country were the effects of this social and
cultural revolution so marked and so far reaching as in India.
Sufism (Islamic mysticism) reached India when it had entered the
last and the most important phase of its history the organisation of
Sufistic structure of Islam having various denominations, especially
Naqshbandia, Qadriya, Suharwardia and Chishtiya Among these
denominations the Chishtiya order has been supremely successful on
all levels of pluralistic society of India based on cultural,
religious, and social differences.
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Ajmer is one of the most pious cities
and a venue of religious and cultural harmony in the entire world.
Ajmer enjoys the distinction of being the prime destination of
people who have a staunch faith, whether they are Hindus, the
worshipper of Lord Brahma or be they Muslims, coming to visit the
mighty court of Huzoor khwaja
Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) The distance of 444 kms from Dehli and
1043 kms from Bombay are nowhere less or more. Landing at the
destination leaves the visitor full of energy and spirit.
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