"I (God) am not contained in High or Low, not in
Earth nor in Heaven, nor even in the Heaven
of the Throne; know this for certain, I am
treasured in the believerís heart".
Mehboob-e-Elahi; SultanĖul-Mashaikh (R.A)
(1238 A.D. to 1325 A.D.)

5. The Curtain Falls

From early childhood fasting and prayers was His Holiness way of life which followed till the end. His Holiness use to have little food in Sahri (food before sunrise). Khwaja Abdul Raheem Abdul Rahman (R.A) a dearest Khadim was incharge of His Holiness food and when he gave more food to His Holiness by saying, "Makhdoom, you have consumed very less food in Iftaar (evening food) go for little more, so that you can retain vitality". Listening to him, His Holiness with tears in his eyes and in heartfelt and feeble voice said, "many destitutes and dervishes lie hungry in the corners of mosques and on the platforms of the shops. How can these morsels of food go down my throat?"

His Holiness suffered from piles growth, ill health, fever and cataract development but never spared himself of his duties nor neglected his prayers.

According to Hazrat Khwaja Burhanuddin Ghareeb (R.A) in "Nafasul Anfas", it is said that:

"His Holiness never neglected the Obligatory prayers nor lenient to the Supererogatory services, despite protracted illness. His Holiness use to offer few "Rakats" of Namaz, then rested for a while and then continued."

His Holiness suffered ribs infection for over a month which made him bed-ridden and very weak. His Holiness use to enquire about Namaz time, and say, "did I offer it"? His attendants reminded him of his offerings and again His Holiness use to offer once more. He was true to Almighty Allah till the last breath.

Before he left his body His Holiness called his relatives, disciples and his attendants and said to Hazrat Iqbal, (a close attendant and also incharge of Langer Khana) that "distribute all the grains from the stores to the poor and needy. The whole store and house should be seedless".

It was early morning of 18th Rabiul Sani 725 A.H./1325 A.D. before the sun rose in the blue sky-the luminary light of Islam and manifestations of Godís secret service on earth was put off. Hazrat Shaikh Ruknuddin Multani (R.A) offered and led the last prayers (Namaz Janaza) of the most beloved of the True Lord, His Holiness Mehboob-e-Elahi (R.A). It was the reign of Sultan Mohd Shah Tughlaq. Unfortunately Hazrat Amir Khusro was not in Delhi and when he came from Oudh and heard the news of His Holiness, he was utterly shocked and broken.

His Holiness had told his men that, "Let Khusro not reach my grave, if so, in his love my grave will crack and he will get into it."

- Saying of the Prophet.

  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