"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.)

(5) According to Hazrat Makhdoom Saheb (R.A) once a devotee of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) who was Turk, came with one hundred gold coins for the ziarat. He offer all the gold coins to His Holiness. But His Holiness refused. The Turk became upset and insisted on it. At last, His Holiness took only one gold coin. But the Turk still persuaded His Holiness to take all the coins. His Holiness replied, "Look at Yamuna River"! When the Turk looked at the Yamuna river he saw that the river is full of gold. The Turk bowed down at the feet of the Great Sufi Saint. His Holiness told him, not to tell this to any one. But after coming out from the Khanqah, the Turk narrated it to all the disciples.

(6) Hazrat Makhdoom Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi (R.A) speaks that he and Hazrat Qazi Mohiuddin Kashani (R.A) were present in the assembly of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A). One Ruknuddin Firdousi had sent his three murids to invite His Holiness for dinner at the Fateha of Hazrat Shaikhul Alam Baba Fariduddin Ganje Shankar (R.A). While on the way one of the three murid said, "if Hazrat Mehboobe-Elahi (R.A) is a great Saint, then he will give me something to eat"? And another murid said, "he will give me clothes", and the third murid said, "Taking examination of the great Saint is not good and is a dishonour of the respected Saint". On reaching the place, the three murids gave invitation for dinner on behalf of their Peer to His Holiness. His Holiness said that "I cannot go, because today I am arranging food and Niaz of my Peer, Hazrat Shaikhul Alam Saheb (R.A). But however my heart is towards you!" Immediately some devotee brought curd and Four Rupees before the Great Saint. His Holiness ordered one of his Khadim (devotee) to give the first murid – curd and two Rupees and said, "You wanted something to eat". To another murid, His Holiness said, "You need clothes, give him clothes" and to the third murid, His Holiness said, "Like you every one has to come. Give him the balance two Rupees". Thus all the three murid were send off with full satisfaction.

(7) In the book of Siyar-ul-Arfin, Hazrat Makhdoom Saheb writes that a Moulvi lived in a village Sarsada. His house was destroyed by fire and everything was reduced to ashes. He came to the King’s Darbar for Shahi Farman,–which he got with great struggle and difficulty after few months. While on his way back, he lost it again. He was very much upset and though of His Holiness’s Khanqah. He came and bowed down before the Great Saint and requested His Holiness for pray and Tawiz. His Holiness replied, "You first make Niyat for arranging the Nazar for his Peer, Hazrat Baba Farid Ganje Shakar (R.A)". Moulvi readily agreed. His Holiness said now go to the market and bring halwa for Nazar. As he went to the sweets shop, he saw that the shopkeeper was giving him halwa in the same Shahi Farman, which he had been looking for! He became very happy and offered his Nazar and did Qadambossi (kissing the feet) of the great Sufi Saint.

(8) Hazrat Moulana Badruddin (R.A) (the Khalifa of His Holiness) says that one night he saw one camel coming at the Khanqah Gate, of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A). He further saw that His Holiness came and sat on the camel and flew in the sky. He was utterly surprised at the scene. He could not sleep the whole night. At the end of night, he saw that the camel coming back with His Holiness at the Khanqah Gate. He saw His Holiness coming down from the camel and entering the Khanqah Sharif.

Hazrat Shaikh Najmuddin Asfahani (R.A) was also a great Saint, who lived for sixty years in Holy Khane Kaba. Some residents of the Khane Kaba enquired from Shaikh Najmuddin Asfahani (R.A) that His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) is a great Saint, why does he not come for the ziarat at the Holy Khane Kaba and perform Haj? Hazrat Asfahani (R.A) replied that, "I have seen His Holiness Hazrat Mehboobe-Elahi (R.A) many times performing Fajar Namaz at Khane-Kaba, with me".

May be, the camel being an angel, who took His Holiness, Hazrat Mehboobe-Elahi (R.A) at Khane-Kaaba!

(9) One devotee of His Holiness, Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) says that once he was coming to Delhi to meet His Holiness. On the way to village Bundi, he met one Saint, Shaikh Mohan. Shaikh Mohan asked the devotee, where are you going? The devotee said that he is going for the ziarat (visitation) of His Holiness. Shaikh Mohan then asked the devotee to convey his "salam" to Hazrat Sultan-ul-Mashaikh (R.A) and further said that, "I meet him on every Friday night at holy Khana-Kaaba". The devotee came to His Holiness and conveyed Shaikh Saheb’s "salam" and message. After hearing this, His Holiness became angry and replied, "Shaikh is a good Saint, but he has no control over his tongue".

(10) Once, few friends out of curiosity and regard went to meet His Holiness. One of them had no faith in His Holiness and refused to accompany them. On persuasion of his friends he agreed unwillingly. On the way they bought sweets and flowers but the ‘faithless’ friend took up some dust and wrapped it in a piece of paper to test His Holiness spiritual powers. When they met all this was placed before His Holiness. As the helper was removing the sweets, flowers and paper, His Holiness pointed towards the wrapper of dust: "Don’t take away this wrapper; it contains the special surma (collyrium) for my eyes". The ‘faithless’ friend could not raise his eyes before His Holiness and fell on His Holiness feet and became his ‘mureed’ thereafter."

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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