Spiritual Lustre of His Holiness
In quest and search of a Peer, His Holines
marched towards Ajodhan. The Jamat Khana of Hazrat Baba Farid
(R.A) was a hermitage of bamboos, pillars and thatched roof.
Here people from far off places came for repentance and lead
a righteous life. People took Holy retreats, study the reality
of Man and worship the Almighty Allah Tala. They lived only
on leaves, shrubs, roots of tree and natural well water and
were fully contended.
On completion of his studies His Holiness.
Sultan-ul-Mashaikh requested Sheikh Najeebuddin Mutawakkil
(R.A) to recommend his name for the Qazi post. Hazrat Sheikh
Najeeb (R.A) advised him not to go for this profession. His
Holiness took the advice earnestly and decided to concentrate
on the life of dervishi.
His Holiness was close to Hazrat Baba
Farid. After every Namaz, His Holiness counted his name "Shaikh
Farid" ten times and "Moulana Farid" ten times respectively.
The love to his Master was so great that whenever His Holiness
fellow friends wish to ask anything from him, they forced
him to swear by Hazrat Baba Farid’s name.
When Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A) was 94 years
of age and His Holiness was advancing in his 20th
year-both came closer! Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A) initiated His
Holiness, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) into Chishti Order.
After serving for more than 75 years in the way of Allah Tala
(God) and leading his men in the righteous way, Hazrat Baba
Farid (R.A) was looking for a successor on the Chishti ladder
which he inherited from His spiritual Master, Hazrat Khwaja
Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A) who was crowned by Hazrat
Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishti "Ghareeb Nawaz (R.A).
His Holiness was welcomed at Ajodhan
with great honour and warmth by Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A). Hazrat
Khwaja Badruddin Ishaq (R.A) a highly qualified scholar and
son-in-law of Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A) who was also the warden
of Khanqah, was made His Holiness caretaker. Hazrat Baba Farid
(R.A) used to admonish His Holiness gently and also suggested
to loose the conceit he had developed as an "Aalim". Hazrat
Baba Farid taught His Holiness the ascetic way of life. Fasting,
prayers and pilgrimages were the essence of it. Hazrat Baba
Farid advised His Holiness not to abandon studies for prayers,
as both were necessary for a life of dervishi. Hazrat Baba
Farid said to His Holiness that knowledge is essential for
a dervish; otherwise it is difficult to tread on this path.
Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A) trained his disciple
in a hard way. He lived in extensively impecunious and materially
deprived circumstances. When His Holiness approached Hazrat
Baba Farid (R.A) he was extremely poor and had only a pair
of torn trouser. When the grandmother of Hazrat Amir Khurd
(R.A) asked for washing and repairing the trouser His Holiness
hesitated to offer. After much persuasion, when she gave her
tresses for wrapping his body, he gave the trouser. While
she was washing and repairing the trouser, he kept himself
busy by reading a book. Hazrat Amir Khurd (R.A) says this
favour of his grandmother was remembered by His Holiness till
his last breath.
His Holiness narrated that once Hazrat
Baba Farid (R.A) gave him an inkpot and ordered him to write
amulets (Tawizat) for the people. Finding him hesistant, Hazrat
Baba Farid scolded and said that many will come for assistance
and one should not refuse any one. Thus Chishti Jamat Khanas
were full of people wanting amulets. Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin
Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A) advised his disciples to write different
names of Allah or Quranic verses on amulets. His Holiness,
Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) relates: that one day he was
sitting with Hazrat Baba Farid (R.A) and a hair from Hazrat
Baba Farid beard fell on His Holiness lap. His Holiness requested
Hazrat Baba to preserve the hair in his amulet. Hazrat Baba
allowed it. His Holiness kept the hair in a piece of cloth
and brought it to Delhi. That hair embodied a great blessing!
Whenever a sick person approached His Holiness for an amulet,
the hair was given and in few days he was cured.
—Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.
Lustre of His Holiness
Principles and Khilafat Namah from Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganj Shakar (R.A)
of His Holiness
and Descendants of His Holiness Hazrat Sultan-ul- Mashaikh (R.A)
Graces of His Holiness Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A.)
10 (a) MUNAJATH (Dua) in the Darbar of His Holiness Mehboob-e-Elahi; Sultan-ul-Mashaikh
10 (b) Munajat (Sunset Prayers)
Tasbihs of His Holiness for Peace & Successful Life