"Faith, devotion and right thinking are the foundation of spirituality. Contentment, compassion and tolerance are the walls. When you have built this room for yourself you are safe and in peace...
God is already with you."

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

9. Divine Graces of His Holiness Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A.)

(1) During the construction of historic "Baoli" or "Baori" (a tank or reservoir of water) in the Khanqah, Sultan Ghyasuddin’s Tughlaq and the Ulema were upset. (This Baoli is still there as a sacred relic). In order to obstruct the work of His Holiness "Baoli", the Sultan immediately started massive construction works and employed all the available labour of the city. The Labourers due to great devotion to His Holiness, decided to work on the "Baoli" in the night. This required lighting arrangements. His Holiness through his disciple Hazrat Nasiruddin Chiragh asked the labourers to use water from the "Baoli" as oil and the water did burn like real oil and the Baoli was completed in time.

(2) It is written in a book Gulshane-Aulia that a murid of His Holiness Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) had asked what is Peeri and muridi and what is the distinction? The great Saint did not answer but asked him to go to the north side. The murid did so and ultimately landed in Lahore. Before his reaching, the Ruler of Lahore had ordered in general public, that, "any one who finds any murid of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A), bring him to me". The murid was identified by a resident of Lahore and was taken to the Ruler of Lahore. The Ruler of Lahore was very much pleased and gave one hundred gold coins as Nazrana for His Holiness and told him that His Holiness has sent him for this work. On the way back to Delhi the murid met a lady (whore) and fell for her. He asked the lady (whore) to spent a night with him. She posed a condition that if he is able to put one gold coin on each embroided flower of her ‘dupatta’. He accept the condition and gave all one hundred gold coins to the lady. She offered herself to him. As the murid wished to come close to her, he finds that some one powerfully slaps him on his face. He fell unconscious! When he came back to his sense the lady enquired, what was the reason and how it all happened? He then explained her the whole story about His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A). After hearing it,–love, affection and honour for the great Sufi Saint grew in her heart. She sold all her properties and came with her belongings with the murid into the feet of His Holiness. They both apologized and she became the murid of the great Sufi Saint. She distributed all her belongings and gold coins among the dervishes and the poor. His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) then explained the meaning of muridi and Piri.

Muridi is that without asking anything you followed my order and directly went to Lahore empty handed.

Piri is that, when you want to do a sin (Haram), with that lady, I protected you from committing that Sin (Haram). After saying this His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) performed the Nikah (wedding) of the murid with that woman, and told them, that now this woman is "Halal" for you. You are protected from committing sin (Haram).

Wherever the murid of the Sufi Saint, the Peer always takes care of him. He protects his murid from going on the wrong track.

(3) Once His Holiness Khalifa Hazrat Makhdoom Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi (R.A) said that Hazrat Qazi Mahiuddin Kashani (R.A) who was a great Saint and disciple of His Holiness Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) was seriously ill and was in coma, and was on the verge of death. After hearing the news of his serious condition, His Holiness Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) came to enquire about his health. So was the effect that Qazi Saheb immediately became alright. He fell on His Holiness feet and did Qudambossy (kissed the feet).

(4) Hazrat Makhdoom Saheb further states that one of the murid of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A), had arranged a "Mehfile". (a Programme of Qawwali)–"devotional songs" and also invited few people for dinner. When people heard that Qawwali is organised, several thousand people turned uninvited. The worried host had only food for few invited people. When His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) heard that food was very less, His Holiness asked the host not to worry but send people in batches of ten to the eating room. Food was served with reciting "Bismilla-hir-Rehman-nir-Rahim" and the bread (Roti) was cut into four pieces. "Subhan-Allah" every one ate with full capacity and satisfaction. With the grace and blessings of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul Masshaikh (R.A) food did not finish!


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—Baba Hari Dass
In "Silence speaks" (15).


  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