God changes not what is in a people, until they change what is in themselves.

His Holiness Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia, Mehboobe-Elahi, Zarizar Baksh, Khwaja-e-Rasteen, Sultanul Mehboob in, Sultanul Mashaikh (R.A.) was a great Sufi saint of Chishti Silsila. His Holiness was a radiant picture of "Simple living and high thinking." His Holiness was a Supreme messiah. His Holiness illuminated the light of spiritualism, truth, love, brother-hood, wisdom and divine knowledge and epitomized peace, happiness and prosperity to all irrespective of caste, creed or religion. His Holiness showed keen interest in the promotion of mutual love and goodwill among all classes of people. When His Holiness found that the languages and dialectic obstacles clogged the harmony and hamered the understanding amongst the Afghans, the Iranians, the Turks, and others, His Holiness ordered his disciple Hazrat Amir Khusro to invent a ‘new language’, so as to facilitate inter-communication and homogeneous oneness amongst the

people of India. Very capably, Hazrat Amir Khusro mixed the Persian with the local ‘Brij Bhasha’ and this mixture laid the foundation for Urdu language. Thus, His Holiness represents the secular character of our Indian culture.

His Holiness spiritual powers shook the basis of seven mighty kingdoms in defending the cause of God. His Holiness fought the battles of Divine Truth valiantly against mighty Kings who deviated from the path of righteousness and justice.

Once Sultan Ghyasuddin Tughlaq called His Holiness to his Darbar. His Holiness declined. The Sultan on his way back from Lakhnauti (Bengal) expressed his imaginary suspicions about His Holiness increasing popularity. The Sultan in his short-sightedness served the exilement order on His Holiness by a messenger which read as under:

"By the time we reach Delhi, you should leave because due to your presence, there is always a great crowd of the people in the vicinity and accommodation for the servants of the state is scarce."

His Holiness simply smiled and said "Hanoz Delhi, dur ast" (i.e. Delhi is very far for your reaching).

Mohammad Tughlaq, son of Sultan Ghyasuddin had constructed a new wooden palace 6 miles away from Delhi on the bank of Yamuna (at Afghanpur) for the royal reception of his father. During the reception the structure surprisingly collapsed and the Sultan died under its debris.

His Holiness emphasised that jealously and enmity do not go with the creed of Sufism. Sufism teaches to treat one’s enemies with all love and forbearance. His Holiness thus taught the Divine Law of :- what you give that you shall receive or what you sow abundantly that you shall reap abundantly! His Holiness says "God gives insights to His lovers, so that they understand the reality of the whole Universe." Thus, through faith in HIM, we reach that faith in us. The faith is ours and we must live it!

Syed Mohammed Hanif Nizami is the thirty-seventh generation of the Holy Prophet S.A.W. (P.B.U.H.) and present Sajjada Nashin of Dargah Sharif. He has four sons (the thirty-eight generation) namely Syed Aziz Nizami (M.A.); Syed Khusro Nizami; Syed Dr. Salim Nizami and Syed Naeem Nizami.

I, Syed Mohammed Hanif Nizami, Pray to Almighty Allah Tala (God) that every pilgrim at Dargah Sharif and reader of this book, irrespective of caste, creed, race and religion be blessed with peace, happiness, abundance, prosperity and spirituality and Almighty Allah Tala (God) shower his choicest blessings and mercy to all!

May Allah Tala (God) continue to illuminate the lamp of Chishti Silsila till the last day of the Universe!


New Delhi
6th December, 2002



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