If you want special illumination, look upon the human face; see clearly within laughter the Essense of Ultimate Truth.

Mehboob-e-Elahi; Sultan–ul-Mashaikh (R.A)
(1238 A.D. to 1325 A.D.)

1. Life History

Syed Muhammad Bin Mubarak Al Kirmani (R.A)3 (also known as "Mir Khurd") has written about the life, benevolence and eternal teachings of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan–ul-Mashaikh4 (R.A) and has introduced His Holiness as the beloved of the God

Mir Khurd forefathers had close links with His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan–ul-Mashaikh not only in Delhi but from the days of Ajodhan (now known as Pakpattan in Punjab, Pakistan). His grandfather met His Holiness at Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A) hermitage (Khanqah) and became close to him.

The grandparents of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan–ul-Mashaikh (R.A) were Hazrat Khwaja Syed Ali Bukhari (R.A) (paternal) and Hazrat Khwaja Syed Arab Bukhari (R.A) (maternal). Both were cousins and after the devastation of Bukhara in the reign of Balban they migrated and settled in Badayun (now in Uttar Pradesh, India). Hazrat Khwaja Syed Arab Bukhari (R.A) was an educated rich businessmen in Bukhara. Badayun was listed on the map as muslim subjects in a Hindu Raj. Badayun came to limelight when Qutubuddin Aibek conquered it in the year 597-598 A.H./1197-1198 A.D. and a strong military base was built up.

It is known that both Khwaja Syed Ali (R.A) and Khwaja Syed Arab (R.A) led a humble life in Badayun. Khwaja Syed Arab (R.A) had two children-a sonKhwaja Syed Abdullah and a daughter BiBi Zulekha(R.A). Khwaja Syed Ali (R.A) had a son Khwaja Syed Ahmed (R.A). Khwaja Syed Ahmed (R.A) married BiBi Zulekha (R.A) and in 642 A.H/Oct. 1238 A.D at Badayun. the luminary son was born to them, whom the world later recognized as His Holiness, Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia, Mehboob-e-Elahi;5 Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A); . 6

People with love remember His Holiness as Mehboob-e-Elahi. In the tradition (Hadees) of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) it is said:

"All the human beings are the family of the God and the most beloved to Him is the one, who is the most kindful to them."

According to Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A): a well known disciple of His Holiness, has said :

"You have elevated the rosary of Baba Farid’s disciples
So you will be remembered as Nizam".

Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) was the first to use the name "Nizami" in the history. In ‘Matla-ul-Anwar, he writes:

"I am proud to be his slave
My Khwaja is Nizam and I am Nizami."

and further writes:

"On both Jins and INS (human beings)
Ruled, Nizamuddin Mehboob-e-Elahi."

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  1. Life History
  2. Spiritual Lustre of His Holiness
  3. Spiritual Principles and Khilafat Namah from Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganj Shakar (R.A)
  4. Glories of His Holiness
  5. The Curtain Falls
  6. Homage and Worship
  7. Disciples and Descendants of His Holiness Hazrat Sultan-ul- Mashaikh (R.A)
  8. WORKS
  9. Divine Graces of His Holiness Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A.)
  10. 10 (a) MUNAJATH (Dua) in the Darbar of His Holiness Mehboob-e-Elahi; Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A)
    10 (b) Munajat (Sunset Prayers)
  11. Ten Tasbihs of His Holiness for Peace & Successful Life


3 Grandfather - Hazrat Khwaja Syed Mumammad Kirmani's
4 The extracts of this book is mainly from "Siya-rul-Aulia"-on
   the  life of His Holiness Hazrat Mehboob-e-Elahi (R.A)
   Written by Mir Khurd.
5 "Mehboob-e-Elahi" means beloved of God.
6 "Sultan-ul-Mashaikh" means very distinguished leader
   of the Sufi Saints.
7 Peer of His Holiness, Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A)