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

1. Life History

His Holiness father died when he was just five years old. The Holy mother Hazrat BiBi Zulekha (R.A) had dreamt of it. She heard a mysterious voice asking her to select either the husband or the son. She selected the son. Within days, her husband Khwaja Syed Ahmed (R.A) died. He was laid to rest at Sagartal in Badayun (U.P.).

The child was brought up at the lap of his mother. She was a godly gifted woman. She was a courageous, enterprising, hard working by nature. She was very religious, ethical, had a lot of patience and tolerance and depended on the Almighty Allah (God) - the Giver of the Sustenance! She trained her child, the ethical values, patience and tolerance. He imbibed all the qualities of his mother. These qualities were furthered cemented spiritually by Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A). Today, His Holiness is a statute of fraternity and a luminary lighthouse of peace and happiness in this world. She had a great foresight and gave his son the best education of the times. His Holiness was from childhood an incarnation of humility and purity

His first teacher was Hazrat Shadi Muqri a student of the celebrated scholar of Lahore Hazrat Khwaja Muqri. Hazrat Shadi Muqri was an expert and excellent teacher in reciting Quran Sharif. The other teacher was Hazrat Moulana Allauddin Usuli (R.A), who was very saintly but not a Sufi Saint. By chance he met Hazrat Sheikh Shahabuddin Suharwardi (R.A). who gave direction and meaning to his life.

In 653 A.H/1253 A.D, His Holiness completed his graduation under Hazrat Moulana Allauddin Usuli (R.A) and it became necessary to wear turban as a sign of graduation. He had no money to buy a turban. Mai Saheba (mother of His Holiness) however consoled him and spun some yarn with the neighbour’s help. His Holiness then took this hand spun cloth and some sweats to Hazrat Moulana Allauddin Usuli. Hazrat Usuli then supplemented the food from his own house in order to make a feast. Hazrat Ali Moula (R.A) a great Saint was invited and after the feast he dressed the turban on the young graduate (His Holiness). While winding the turban, the young graduate (Aalim) bowed down and placed his head at the feet of Hazrat Sheikh Ali Moula. Hazrat Moula was touched and prophesised that the young graduate will become a very great Saint. The reasons given were that the young graduate prostrated before his elders and his turban was fully hand woven cotton. This proved his simplicity and piety. Thus a long cherished mother’s dream was fulfilled.

At the age of 16, His Holiness, with his Mother and Sister Hazrat BiBi Zaineb (R.A) left to Delhi for higher studies. His Holiness first stayed in a small shelter in the neighbourhood of Hazrat Sheikh Najeebuddin Mutawakkil (R.A) who was the younger brother of Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakar (R.A).7 But due to the affection shown by Hazrat Sheikh Najeebuddin Mutawakkil (R.A), His Holiness became more attached to become murid of Baba Farid at Ajodhan. This was the period of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmood and Delhi was an International Centre for learning.

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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.)