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
"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
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."
- 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