Our vision should comprehend all mankind, all nations, societies and communities. Man is our theme of devotion and He is our mainfield of worship!

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

4. Glories of His Holiness

His Holiness opened his door to all classes of people and had immense confidence and influence on the people. His Holiness laid great emphasis on the motive of love and devotion for the realisation of Allah Tala (God). The motive of love has as direct bearing on social justice and benevolence. Devotion to Allah Tala (God) could be either Lazmi (obligatory) – prayer, fast, pilgrimage and recitation – and its benefits accrued to the devottee alone, or it could be muta-addi (communicable) – spending money on others, showing affection and helpfulness to others–its benefits accrue to others but its rewards are endless. His Holiness laid greater emphasis on muta-addi and said that the entire knowledge was not equivalent to the detached service of mankind. Once His Holiness said,

"The only way to love and adore Allah Tala (God) was to love Him for the sake of human beings and to love human beings for the sake of Allah Tala (God)."

In a mere span of time the voice of His Holiness scholarships, honours, miracles and fraternity echoed in every corner of the world. People from many lands and continents started coming to him to enliven their rusty hearts in the righteous path.

The door of Chishti Order was open to every aspirant who came to his Khanqah. ‘Siyar-ul-Aulia’ quotes His Holiness who said:

"I never restrict the aspirants in the order, it has reasons, whosoever interact with me, he keeps himself away from sins and wrong doings."

His Holiness kept himself aloof from the authorities and never visited any durbar of any Sultan. He felt Allah Tala (God) and mammon could not be served simultaneously. To his disciples, His Holiness advised:

"One whose hands and feet moved at the royal bidding could not have a soul of his own";

and asked them to abstain from the services, favours and patronage of Kings. People of various classes came to him. The mystic teacher soothed the excited nerves of people who were disgusted and frustrated or had their hearts torn by inner conflicts. He also integrated their personality to inner harmony.

Once Hazrat Khwaja Naseeruddin Chiragh Dehlvi (R.A) through Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) asked His Holiness the question, as to how to live peacefully and separate from people as he is being disturbed by them in his personal prayers and attributions to Allah the Almighty and wish to remain in forest? His Holiness told Amir Khusro to inform Hazrat Shaikh Naseeruddin Chiragh to live with people, listen to them, tolerate their scoldings and favours and be respectful to them with benevolence and charities.

The greatest work of His Holiness was, he made the Sufi teachings available to every human being and made "Love" as his flagship and said:

"Love to Allah Tala (God) is the destination of success
Romance is the road of this righteous Path
The captain of the ship is no other, but, His grace
Oh, traveller tie up your belongings,
Board in it and sail in the ocean."

Thus Sufism is a religion of intense devotion. Love is its passion, poetry, song. Meditation is its worship. Allah Tala (God) its ideal.

His Holiness sat in Delhi for more than fifty years–woven the threads of love in the hearts of the people and made the fabric out of it. His Holiness sewed the broken relationship between the Creator and the creature!

Hazrat Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz (R.A), the founder of Chisti Silsila in India, taught his disciples by saying as under:

"Answering to the hearty and misery calls of humbles, fulfilling the needs of the aged and helpless, providing food to the hungry poor are the best ways of worshipping. Man should possess generosity like the sea, kindness like the moon and humility like the earth."

"The love of Allah Tala (God) passes through the lanes of love of mankind, whoever is more loveful to them will be more dearest to the Lord. Men are the family of Allah Tala (God). Unless man accepts it, the graces of the spiritual door never open to him."

In service to mankind His Holiness Mehboob-e-Elahi advises the people that:

"If any body pave’s a thorny way to torture you, clear it, if you reply to it and spread the thorns in his way, then the whole world will become a bed of thorns."

It was His Holiness who said:

"The quantum of griefs and sorrows what I have in my heart, probably no one on the earth had it, because the huge crowd with their mournful fears/tears comes to me and narrates the rhythms of their broken heart, there-by the sobs of their lamentations echo in my heart."

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- Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda


  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