"Weep not, fear not, grieve not. In reality there is neither birth nor death. The soul dies not, decays not. Kill this ‘Moha’ or delusion. And attain the immortal Atman (Self)."

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

6. Homage and Worship

Historian writer Farishta narrates in his book, "Tareekh Farishta" that when Hassan Gangu, who later established Bahmani Sultanate in Deccan approached His Holiness Sultan-ul-Mashaikh; Mehboob-e-Elahi (R.A) with his destitutes, His Holiness gave him a piece of bread roofing on the tip of his finger and told:

"Hassan, this is the roof of your Sultanate, destined to you in Deccan."

The historian further states that when Hassan Gangu became the King, he gave five munds of Gold and ten munds of silver as ‘Nazrana’ through Hazrat Khwaja Burhanuddin Ghareeb (R.A) to distribute among poor in favour of His Holiness blessings. Mohd. Bin Tughlak constructed a tomb on His Holy shrine. Feroze Shah installed carved doors, grilled sandal walls and golden lanterns for the tomb. Timur on reaching Delhi visited the shrine. Babur who laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire, visited and paid homage to His Holiness many times. Akbar and Shahjahan also visited the Holy Shrine of His Holiness umpteen times. Shahjahan built the marble screen and popular jali around the courtyard of the Shrine. Jahan Ara the beautiful princess and the daughter of Shahjahan use to visit the Holy Shrine very often. She with her long silky hairs used to clean and sweep the dust of the darbar with her long silken hair. She finally selected her last resting place at the feet of His Holiness Mehboob-e-Elahi.

For the last eight hundred odd years, Royals, commoners, scholars, saints, poor and downtrodden have found His Holiness darbar a gracious shelter. Delhi saw many upheavals and revolutions, but the grandeur of this Holy Shrine of His Holiness Sultan-ul-Mashaikh; Mehboob-e-Elahi (R.A) remains a central foundation for spiritual peace for all people.

Hazrat Amir Khusro says:

"You cannot earn wealth and status by worshipping the King like a dog. Be at the service of dervish, for this is a more respectable way of reaching glory."

"Tu an shah-e-ke-bar aiwane-e-qasrat, kabutar gar nashinad baz gardad…"

(You are such a mighty King that if a pigeon sits on your palace, it turns into a hawk.)

Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) in his deep love further says:

"Her qaum rast rahe, dine, Va qibla gahe, Man Qibla ras Karden bar, tarf kaj Kulahe."

(Every race has their own religion and object of worship. I have my Qibla (His Holiness Sultan-ul-Mashaikh) who wears an inclined cap and I am submitting my reverence to him.)



- Swami Sivananda


  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