Hazrat Khawaja Abdul Karim Chishti Rehmatullah Alaih well Known as Sarkar BaBa Huzur.
Hazrat Khawaja Abdul Karim Chishti Rehmatullah Alaih well Known as Sarkar BaBa Huzur.
“HAZRAT SAYYED GHAZI NOORUDDIN IRAQI” he aur aapka Laqab “NAHAR SHAH WALI HE.” Aapka laqab NAHAR SHAH isliye he kyunki aapke sath humesha ek sher (Lion) rehta tha jo aapke baithne ki jagah ko apni poonch se saaf kiya karta tha aur aapke inteqaal ke baad musalsal kai saal tak woh aapke mazaar-e-mubarak par aakar aapki chokhat ko apni poonch (Tell) se saaf kiya karta tha isi liye Hazrat ko Nahar Shah Wali Kaha Jata he.
Aapko Shanshahe MALWA bhi kaha jata he. Allah ke huqm se aap aaj bhi Malwa par aur Malwa ke logon ke dilon par raaj kar rahe hain
VARSI DARGAH. This DARGAH is in Shajapur. This DARGAH is known as “SAYED HAJI HAJRAT SHAH KI DARGAH”. On the occassion of RANGPANCHMI peoples organise MELA and URSA here.
Shajapur is a town in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state in west-central India. It is the administrative headquarters of Shajapur District.
Shajapur was recognised at the time of Shahjahan. Observing the natural beuty of this area , Fauj of Shahjahan decided to take a halt here . This place was known as ” Khankarakhedi ” . Shahjahan and his fauj liked this place very much and consequently when Shahjahan became SAMRAT he considered the importance of this place for his Southern campaign. In 1640 Meer Bigo was appointed here as Koutwal . He with Shri jagannath Rawal prepared four DWARs in four directions . In centre a marketing centre was developed .
Consequently this area was populated gradually and converted in colony. Surrounding this place a wall was also prepared. Then in respect of king Shahjahan it was named as ” Shahjahanpur”. In Shahajahanpur twelve areas were located named Magriya, Mahupura, Dansi, Muradpura, Vajeerpura, Kamreedpura, Lalpura, Dayra, Mugalpura, Golyakhedi, Juganbadi meerkala. Muradpura was named after Shahjahan’s son and Muradpura and Meerkala were named after Meer Bigo himself .
It is said that Chadralekha river ( which is now Chiller) was flowing in North direction before but after establishment of huge fort and for its safety it was brought from East as a PARIKHA of the fort . So at the time of Shahjahan (1628-1658) Jama Maszid, so many temples etc. were developed. He was very satisfied with developments and he honored Shri Jagannath Rawal by giving Jageer of Moja magariya.
But at the time of Aurangjeb (1656-1707) , this area was totally ignored . After downfall of moughal dynasty , Shahjahanpur was brought in the Scindia state in 1732 and so many administrative changes were performed. The name “Shahjahanpur” was now ” Shajapur” in this period only. A beautiful palace in the fort was also developed by Tarabai. In 1904 it was declared as a district.
JAMA MASJID JAMA MASJID is located on the bank of the river chiller. This masjid is construted by the HAIDER ALI TEG. This masjid is near the BADSHAHI BRIDGE.
Hussain Tekri The shrine of Hussain Tekri was built by the Nawab of Jaora, Mohammad Iftikhar Ali Khan Bahadur, in the 19th century. It is situated on the outskirts of Jaora town in the Ratlam district of Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Mohammad Iftikhar Ali Khan Bahadur was buried in the same graveyard where Hussain Tekri was buried. During the month of Moharram, thousands of people from all over the world visit the shrine of Hazrat Imam Hussain here, which is a true replica of the one in Iraq. The place is famous for the rituals called Hajri to cure the incurable mental sicknesses.
His highness Maharaja Moti Singh ji urf Nawab Abdul Wase Khaan
Maharaja moti Singh ji was a Rajput king form rajgad which comes in Madhya pradesh, India, it is approx 130 kilometer from Bhopal. he sat on the seat of the kingdom in 1873 at that time he was very young. He was a firm believer of Hinduism and use to hate Muslims a lot. He had given strict orders to the muslim people not to come before him before 12 noon, if he saw any muslim then he use to punish him the whole day and use to take bath and due rituals to purify himself as he has seen muslim before 12 noon which was very bad for him.
One day early morning raja sahib went for hunting a poor muslim guy went for the nature call in the jungle after that he went to make wazu and was going for fajar namaz in a near by masjid, raja sahib saw him and asked him who he was he said I am a muslim and I am going for namaz as soon as raja sahib came to now that he was muslim he became angry and the guards of the raja sahib started beating the muslim man very badly. The man was beaten so much that he fainted and fell on the ground.
When the family member of the muslim guy came to know about the incident they came and took the poor guy home all the family members on seeing the condition of the poor muslim guy they started crying and started cursing the raja sahib. Few days later the poor Muslim guy left his place and went to some other village.
Allah tala’s anger:
After raja sahib did this shame full act he came back to his mahal, due to the curse of the poor man family Allah tala got angry and sent his azab on raja sahib. A very unusual disease affected him. He use to face continues attack as if large no of scorpion are biting him he use to cry loudly in pain and when the pain was unbearable he tried to commit suicide. The family members were very much trouble and disturb they showed raja sahib to mostly all the hakim, vaid, doctors, pandit, sadhu, sant but none of them were able to cure the disease all the people were surprised and were not able to find out what the disease was.
Meeting with a kamil wali Allah:
One day a close servant told raja sahib that we have tried all the things but were unable to cure your illness. There is a Sufi Muslim fakir who stays near the river of the jungle. He prays day and night, not bothered about any thing, if some one gave him any thing to eat then he takes it other wise he never ask any thing from any one. I have heard that he has shown many miracles if he will pray for u then I think that u will surely get cured.
On hearing this raja sahib told his servant that u don’t know that my whole life I had hated muslim people and know u are telling me to go to him, the servant replied its ur wish raja sahib. He paused for a few minutes and said that we can try this fakir if baghwan(god) want me to get cured in this way then what I can do. They both went to the jungle early morning. The servant first went to the kamil fakir(who after wards was famous by the name of pyare shah sahib) and told him folding his hand that the raja sahib came here to see u and want to greet u on hearing this Pyare shah sahib(rehmatullah alaih) smiled and said how come your raja came so early as he use to not see the face of muslim before 12 noon. On hearing this the servant went to raja sahib and told him about the incident the raja sahib was shocked to hear this and said I think that he is a kamil fakir and ran towards the hut of pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) and while folding his hand said data sahab “fakiron ko gussa nahi karna chaye” means that the fakirs should not get angry.
I am sorry what ever sins and mistakes I have committed plz forgive me for that, pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) replied in a loud wise oh u fool u have committed sins ask forgiveness for ur sins in front of Allah not in front of me, you have make Allah angry by troubling his servant, ask forgiveness from him not from me on hearing this raja sahab started crying and said I ask forgiveness from Allah but through your bless feet please pray for me.
By now the anger of pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) also decreased. He prayed for raja sahab and said that now go inshallah u will be fine and from that day raja sahab got cured and was fine this incident had a great impact on raja sahab he started loving the muslim people and use to love pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) a lot.
Raja sahab now made a habit of visiting pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) daily. He use to visit him early morning ad use to sit with pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) till 9 am and use to learn from him. His family members use to tell him not to go to the river so early as he could get cold and would fall ill. Raja sahab replied for 20 years I was falling the rule that I will not see the face of muslim man till 12 noon, now I want that for next 20 years there should be no one in front of me except muslim people.
This thing went on for 5years and 9 months and one day came for which pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) was send here to rajgad.
Raja sahab converting to Islam:
As regular schedule raja sahab came to meet pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) in the morning but was leaving the place before time. Pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) asked raja sahab what is the matter why are u going so early raja sahab folding his hand replied today I have not done my pooja path and dhyan I will go and do it now.
Pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) smiled and asked “kiski pooja karte ho tum”? Means (whom do u pray) raja sahab replied krishna bhagwan ki, okay said pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) “kabhi darshan bhi huy hai krishana bagwan ke ya bus mandir main aise hi ghanta bajate rehty ho” means have u ever seen him or you are just shaking the mandir bells. Raja sahab replied how could a sinner like me see him I just see his photo and murti and pray. On hearing this reply all of a sudden the kaifiyat(state) of pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) changed he replied “ary ja tu bhi yun hi hai” means you are like this only, and told raja sahab to close his eyes. Raja sahab closed his eyes and was in this manner for 2 mins when he opened his eyes he felt on the feet of pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) and started crying and was saying “bus sabko dekh liya” means I have seen everything..
Every thing in this world is a lie baba you are true and you din(religion) is true(subhanallah)
Pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) place his hand on the head of raja sahab and told him to get up and asked him what is the matter what have he seen that you are is loosing your senses.
Raja sahab replied baba I have seen shri krishna maharaj he was playing basuri(flute), he stopped playing basuri and told me that “bawle ye to arabi awatar mohammed arabi(sal-lal-laho-tala-alaihi-wasalm) ka daur hai bus unka pallu pakde rakhna to akhirat main nijat hai, means this is the time of the holy prophet mohammed( sal-lal-laho-tala-alaihi-wasalm follow him and u will be saved and started playing the basuri there was voice of kalma tayeba coming from the basuri(flute) subhanallah.
I am now reading the kalma that I heard from the basuri you take my hand in your hand and let me inform to the people of rajgad that I have become a muslim. Raja sahab also said that Krishna maharaj called me with the name abdul waseh khan.
Pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) told raja sahab okay then from today I will also call you with the same name.
After this pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) told raja sahab that you have become muslim with full heart it I don’t have a problem if you do not let other people now that you have became a muslim. On hearing this raja sahab replied baba I am a Rajput
I will not do any work hiding with others today only I will make sure the whole rajgad comes to know that I have become a muslim.
As this news spread in rajgad and the near by area people were shocked to hear this news all of them rushed to raja sahab and told him that this is wrong and this should not be done muslim are cruel people and they have spread Islam with sword and many bad thing about Islam on hearing this raja sahab this is not true I was following the same religion and same thought as you people are now but none of the muslim came to me with a sword. I converted because I came to know that this is a true religion and the religion of peace. Anti Muslims have misguided many people with the false picture of Islam.
After trying all the things people came to now that raja sahab wont leave Islam and use tell that fakir is a magician and has done some magic on raja sahab, the wife and the relatives of raja sahab left him, his room was shifted to a poor building none of the servant were allowed to make his food or do his work .raja sahab use to cook and do his work with his own hand but was not ready to convert back. the head of the raja sahab family decided that if we will tell raja sahab to convert back to Hinduism or he would have to leave his kingdom and in of losing his kingdom he will convert back.
When raja sahab came to know about this he said “ye wo nasha nahi jise kursi utar de, agar tum log mere boti boti karke bhi chil aur kawon ko khila do to mujhe manzoor hai magar mujhe jo anmol khazana mila hai use chodne ko tayar nahi hun”.
Dua ka asar :
When the members of the raja sahab family tried everything and failed the made the complain of raja sahab to the British government the matter reached London to the head of British government. When raja sahab came to know about this incident he became very disturbed and went to pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih). He (rehmatullah alaih) replied my son one get’s a diaomond after lot of strugle, u have to strive a lot and bare lot of pain. “tum ko soch samajh kar yahn ana chaye tha” means you would have think twice before coming here. Nothing has been wasted yet go back to your people. Raja sahab replied I am not worried about my status or my kingdom. I love staying in a hut just next to you. I am disturbed that if I lose this case my family members will be very happy and would make fun of my religion. Hazrat pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) on hearing this replied okay go and just start reading durood sahrif as much as you can. Raja sahab wrote the darood sahrif in Hindi and started reading that after few months the decision came in favor of raja sahab. The British government ordered that the kingdom has nothing to do with the religion raja sahab can continue with his kingdom and would be addressed with his new muslim name nawab abdul wase khan. The whole family of raja sahab on hearing the decision of the British govt was disappointed.
Nawab sahab started ruling the kingdom he also hired Islamic scholars to teach him how read quran, pray namaz, read Urdu and learned all about Islam. He made two masjid in his mahal where he use to offer namaz and one big jama masjid inside a garden.
Raja sahab use to love his religion a lot because he became Muslim after lot of strugle and sacrifice. Secondly his pir hazrat pyare shah sahab(rehmatullah alaih) blessed him so much that he became a kamil fakir , raja sahab use to spend most of the time in ibadat and riyazat many darwish and alim use to come to meet hazrat abdul wase khan(rehmatullah alaih) raja sahab and use to get blessed by his spirituality.
BADAKHSHANI Baba entry gate
Hazrat Haji Hafiz Shah Syed Qurban Ali Shah Badakhshani urf Baba Badakhshani (R.A.)
Hazrat Haji Hafiz Shah Syed Qurban Ali Shah Badakhshani Al-Maroof Baba Badakhshani R.A was a born Wali Allah. He Was Born in Badakshan (Afganistan).
He was Born In 1245 Hijri. He is a Hassani Sayed From His Father Side And Hussaini Sayed from his mother side. His father was a Horse trader. He originated from Makkah Sharif but later got setelled in Badakshan. When Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) was 11 years old he competed his uloom-e-zahaeri studies and was now in serach for a kamil pir who would teach his ilme tasawuf and how to walk on rahe sulook. Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) went to for a business trip with his uncle to arab and after the trip got over he wnet for Haj and then to Madina Shairf Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) stayed there for 7 years . One day Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) saw our Holy Prophet(sal-lal-laho-tala-alahi-wasalm) in dream our Holy Prophet(sal-lal-laho-tala-alahi-wasalm) said to Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) go towards India and showed him the picture of Bareli Sharif the place where his Pir-O-Musrhid Hazrat Niyaz Ahmed Sahab (rehmatullah alaih)was.
BADAKHSHANI Baba main mazar
Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) reached Delhi (India) in 1268 Hijri and visited many Buzurg-e-Kamil and from there Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) went to meet his Pir Sahab. Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) said when I reached Bareli Sharif and took bayat from my Pir Sahab it was the same Place and same face which I have seen in the dream.
After Bayat Hazrat BADAKHSHANI baba (rehmatullah alaih) Spent most of his time in the compnay of his Pir Sahab doing khidmat of his Pir and offering Namaz Day and Night .
When Ever his Pir sahab use to go out for fresh air on his horse Hazrat BADAKHSHANI Baba (rehmatullah alaih) use to run with the horse of his Pir Sahab with the Hookah in his hand many times he use to get hit by the stick which his Pir Sahab Use to Hit the horse he had shown the marks of the stick to some of his special mureeds.
SubhanAllah what firm beliver Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) was of his Pir Sahab even by getting hit by the stick his love did not decrease for his Pir. His Pir Sahab use to do this purposely to test him . He got the khilafat in 1287 Hijri. He was then ordered to go back to his village by his Murshid. On his way back home Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) went hor Haj again and from there Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) went to Madina Shairf Our Holy Prophet(sal-lal-laho-tala-alaihi-wasalm) Ordered him to go back to India and spread din-e-islam there. Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) reached Bhopal in 1297 traveling through Lucknow and Bareli Sharif on his way he had made many mureed and shown many miracels.
Bringing The Dead Child Alive:
On reaching Bhopla Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) use to stay at the house of Abdul Latef Khan who was a lover of Auliya Allah. Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) use to offer his Morning, Magrib and Isha namaz in the jungle after the namaz-e-ishraq Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) use to meet his mureed and use to teach them about tasawuf and other related topics after the dars every one use to have tea and breakfast . One Day the daughter of Abdul Latif Sahab who was ill from many days died in the morning when Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) came back from Jungle as he use to do every day after namaz-e-ishraq. Abdul Latif Sahab did not tell Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) about this incident and gave him tea Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) asked him your daughter has not come to meet me from many days call her I will give her tea. Abdul Latif Sahab replied Hazrat (rehmatullah alaih) she is not well she is very ill you plz drink the tea. Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) replied I will make dua and do dum on her call her after hearing this Abdul Latif Sahab told Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) that she had died just now I have not told you only because you will not have then. On heraing this Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) baba got very angry and said there is a dead body lying in the house and you are giving me tea bring her to me.
Entry of BADAKHSHANI Baba
Abdul latif brought her daughter Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) took her in his hands and statred walking here and there all the mureed saw that the kaifiyat of Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) changed he was just waliking in the room and readind this lines
“Ahad Ahmed Main Chupa Tha Mujhe Maloom Nahi Tha
Ahad Was Hiding Behind Ahmad And I was Not Knowing That
Chand Badli Mian Chupa Tha Mujhe Maloom Nahi Tha
The Moon Was Hiding In the Clouds and I was Not Knowing That”
This thing continued for half hour after that the child came back to life she said water water. Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih)gave back the child to his father and said what were you saying that she is dead her air pipe was blocked.
Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) took the veil from this world on 20th Ramzan 1334 Hijri at that time his age was 70 years. Hazrat BADAKHSHANI (rehmatullah alaih) got the khilafat when he was 30years of age he got the khilafat from silsila-e-qadariya and chistiya. Since then his anniversary is celebrated as “URS” in the month of March from 10-12. People of all communities from all over the India and some of other countries come in to the URS for spiritual gain.
His Mazar Shairf is Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh. It is 145 km from Bhopal.
I have taken the whole matter from the book Lal-E-BadakShan Urf Sawane Qurban Ali(rehmatullah alaih) this book is written in urdu by Sayed Sarfaraz Ali and was transleted in hindi by Abid Ali Mansoori.
I did th english translation may Allah forgive me if I have done any mistake while translation (amin).
My Murshid Hazrat Mohammed Fazal Hussain Shah Madari,Qadri ,Chisty Urf Pir Yazdani whose mazar sahrif is in Khilcipur his father was the mureed of Hazrat Badakshani Baba (rehmatullah alaih) and was also offered Khilafat but he refused to accept it for some reasons.
BADAKHSHANI Baba Main Mazar
When my murshid was very young his father took him to his Pir Hazrat Badakshani Baba(rehmatullah alaih) as his child would die as they were born. Hazrat Prayed for the young child and told his father that your child would be a saint and will bless many people with his roohaniyat and you would not get any worldy pleasure from him.
Dargah Shareef, Masjid and other buildings were founded by the
Mutawalli of Dargah Shri Syed. Mushtaq Ali Rizvi Sandelvi after the
death of Baba Sahib. ]
Mastani Amma was a great Waliya she was a mast(absorbed in the love of Allah) she use sit with a matki(vessel made up of mud) on a choola(gas) and use to put what ever given to her in that matki once a pigeon came flying to her she put that alive pigeon in that hot matki after some time the owner of the pigeon came and asked her whether she had seen her pigeon on hearing this she replied oh that was your pigeon i am so sorry she put her hand in that hot matki and removed the pigeon the pigeon was still alive.
My murshid Hazrat Fazal Hussain Shah Madari, Qadri, Chisty urf Pir Yezdani had eaten 3 spoons of khichdi from her hands.
Hazrat Panch Pir Wali
Rajgarh is located at western part of Madhya Pradesh. It borders the
state of Rajasthan, and the districts of Shajapur, Sehore, and Bhopal.
It forms the north western part of Bhopal Commissioner’s Division.
Rajgarh District extends between the parallels of latitude 23027′ 12″
North and 24017′ 20″ North and between the meridians of longitude
76011′ 15″ and 77014′ East. It has a quadrangular shape with the
northern and western sides longer than the southern and eastern sides,
respectively. The zigzag boundaries of the District resemble a pear.
Some of the main Locations are Zirapur, Rajgarh, Biora, Khilchipur,
Sarangpur and Narsinghgarh. The district is well connected by Road
NH-3 and Railway Network. Major tourist attraction is Narsinghgarh.
Newaj and Parbati Rivers flows through the district.
The total geographical area of the District is 6,154 sq.km. with a
population of 12,54,085 according to census 2001. It is one of the
small districts of Madhya Pradesh, both in respect of area and
population. It is 145 KMs from the state capital Bhopal.
Al-Haaj Hazrat Khwaja Shaikh mohammad fazal hussain shah Madari,
qadri, chisti Al-Maroof peer yazdani(rah)
Aap Ki Paidaish 1915 Mein Rajgadh ka ek chota sa kasba Khilchipur mein huei. Walid ka naam Haji Subhanji Shaikh Agwan aur Walida Mauhtrama ka naam Sakina Bi. Aap ki 2 Behne aur 4 Bhai the.
Aap ki zindagi pe Hazrat Batakshaani (R.A.) ka bada karam raha. Bachpan mein ek baar aap ek laahak marz mein muktila huae. Jis marz ki wajeh se aap ke pehle birather Ibrahim is duniya-e-faani se kooch kar gaye the. Kuch arsa baad hazrat bhi isi marz mein muktila huae aur is shadid marz ki wajeh se aap ke walid aap ko apne Peer-O-Murshid Hazrat Batakshaani (R.A.) ke paas legaye aur shifa-e-kulli ki darkhasth ki. Tab Hazrat Batakshaani ne farmaya ke ye baccha duniya mein kam aur deen mein zyada naam roshan karega.
Bachpan se hi aap ka roojhan deen ki taraf raha. Kuch arsa baad aap ke watan ki masjid mein namaz padhne gaye toh wahan par Imam ki kirat sun kar woh unki kirat par ashique hogaye. Ye Buzurg-O-Bartar aage chal kar aap ke Peer-O-Murshid huae. Dono ki umar mubaraka takriban yaksa thi. Aur ye is rishte ki zinda misaal hui jab aap ne apne Peer-O-Murshid ki khidmat mein bait hone se pehle 7 saal aur bait hone ke baad 2.5 saal guzare.
Phir aap ka ana mumbai hua yahan akar aap ne mahim me kayam kiya aur yahi tailoring ka kaam shur kardiya dhere dhere log inke bare main janene lage aur logo ka majma badhne laga. Al-Haaj Hazrat Khwaja Shaikh mohammad fazal hussain shah(rah) ne kafi mureed banaye aur logo ko rahe haq ki dawat dene ka kaam karte rahe, kuch dino baad aap ka jana Hazrat Amiruddin Bhai(rah) jo mahim main rehte the unke sath Bhandup ki ek dargah Sharif jahan Hazrat Gaiban Shah Baba(rah) ki mazar hai pe hua jab ye wahan puche to mazar sharif ko dekh kar aap ek dam hairan hogaye ye wahi mazar sharif the jo in ke khwab main aksar aya karti thi, jab wahan se wapsi hui to aap phir aap ne roz ke kamo me lag gaye, kuch dino baad aap ko usi mazar sharif ke buzurg Hazrat Gaiban Shah(rah) ke basharaat hui wo khwab main un se kehte hai ki “ab ek baar to bula liya hai ab baar baar bulana padega kya”,bus us din ke baad se aap pe Hazrat Gaiban Shah Baba(rah) ka aisa karam hai ki agar Al-Haaj Hazrat Khwaja Shaikh mohammad fazal hussain shah(rah) ki bargah se kutta bhi jata hai wahan to nawaza jata hai(subhanAllah).
Aaj bhi in ke mureeden har sunday ko Hazrat Gaiban Shah Baba(rah) ki mazar par hazari dete hai.
Hazrat Meerza Agha Mohammad (R.A.)
Mazar Sharif of
Hazrat Shah Meerza Agha Mohammed (R.A.)
Hazrat Meerza Agha Mohammad (R.A.) was born in early part of the 19th century in Lucknow, India. He, from his very childhood was interested in knowing the way to GOD. He was obsessed with a question as to how to find ALLAH? He would ask his parents, teachers, and religious scholars but was never satisfied with the answers. An event in his early life transformed him and triggered off his spiritual search leading him from Sufi Shaykh Shah Maqsus Alam (R.A.) to Sufi Shaykh Hazrat Taj-ul-Aualiya -Shah Nizamuddin Hussain Niazi (R.A.). Later as a Sufi Shaykh himself, He got settled in Jabalpur India.He passed away on August 17,1917.
The life of Hazrat Agha Sahib (R.A.) is a true reflection of ALLAH’s Sifat (attribute)-e-Jalal (Majesty) and Jamal (Beauty) at its Kamal (Zenith). He, from his very childhood had a burning desire to find ALLAH? This desire transformed into love for ALLAH and ultimately into the compassion for humanity. He had walked on earth like a ‘Spiritual Sun’ emanating rays of wisdom that would penetrate the dark wall of ignorance enshrouding a thirsty soul and made the moon of His heart glow with spiritual satisfaction.
Hazrat Agha Sahib (R.A.) was born in Lucknow, India in the early 1800’s. His family had migrated to India from Persia. Due to their status and the family background, they soon became part of the elite class of Lucknow. Hazrat Sahib’ s parents were very religious by nature. As a child, Hazrat Agha Sahib (R.A.) had inherited this religiousness and always preferred it on other playful activities of children.
However, He was born with a fire of longing in his heart to know ALLAH. He had a deep curiosity about it and would always wanted to have a concrete answer as to how to find ALLAH. He had been receiving all sort of replies but none to His satisfaction. This ever-increasing enquiry transformed into a burning desire leading Him from one teacher to another. Once, He came to know of a wandering Sufi Shaykh who was staying in one of the cottages in the city. Hazrat Sahib started visiting him quite frequently in search for his answer. One evening, He arrived late and while he was about to enter Shaykh’s residence, He heard Shaykh’s wife asking Shaykh to provide food at least for the innocent children as it was then three days that the whole family had been starved. As Hazrat Sahib belonged to a rich family, this situation was new to Him and it really very much moved Him. He immediately went back to his home and told the whole thing to his mother who arranged food for the Shaykh’s family and Hazrat Sahib returned happily with this food. When Shaykh noticed the food, He gladly informed his wife, ‘Look! ALLAH the Provider has arranged for the food’. The Shaykh’s wife started waking up the starved children while He alongwith Hazrat Sahib went for ablution leaving the food at the door. When they returned, they found out that a dog was eating the food. The Shaykh thanked ALLAH and sat quietly in his cottage. His wife became very upset at all this and said to Shaykh,’ “Is this the justice of your ALLAH? The children of human beings remain hungry while animals are being fed. How will I make these children sleep again? Hazrat Sahib was too young to understand all that! This was too much for Him and tears started flowing from his eyes. The Shaykh approached at the door and said to Hazrat Sahib. ‘Do not cry! This is how ALLAH wanted. You have done whatever you could do to help us – ALLAH rewards you for that!’ By hearing that, emotions welled up within him and he could not stop crying. The Shaykh came out of the cottage and embraced him and said,’ Go home! and remember, today I have embraced you and tomorrow you cannot even conceive who is going to embrace you’. Hazrat Sahib arrived back home but could not sleep the whole night and as soon as his family woke up for the morning prayers, He ran to his mother and told her everything. She immediately arranged for some food and He went back to Shaykh’s cottage. When Hazrat Sahib reached at the Shaykh’s cottage, He was shocked to find out that the cottage was deserted as no one had ever lived there. The Shaykh with his family had left for an unknown destination without leaving any trace. This whole event transformed Hazrat Sahib completely. He lost interest in the world and spark of his love for ALLAH turned into a flame of determination to find HIM.
Inner View of Mazar Sharif of
Hazrat Shah Meerza Agha Mohammed (R.A.)
One day at a local mosque, He heard of another Sufi Shaykh Shah Maqsus Alam (R.A.) residing in the town of Banda. He felt such a longing for the Shaykh that without any fear of the consequences, He left his home quietly without telling anyone else to meet Hazrat Shah Alam (R.A.). At such a tender age and with a well-protected home environment, it was not an easy journey for the young soul. However, He was determined to find ALLAH. On His way to Banda, He stopped by at Kanpur where one of his father’s acquaintance recognised him and took him to his home with the intention of sending him back to Lucknow the next day. However, in the middle of the night, Hazrat Sahib slipped quietly from his home to proceed towards Banda. He survived the next few days by selling his gold earring, but then He had no money to get food. He reached at a mosque in a small town, where He did not ask for any food though terribly hungry. Mir Insha Mian – a locally renowned person noticed the imminent contrast in Hazrat Sahib’s condition as a noble boy in rags. He immediately approached Him and offered Him some food, but He refused. Again, then He asked him to give tuition to his children in exchange for food. Hazrat Sahib agreed, but did not accept the food before giving first tuition to the children. After passing few weeks in this town, He moved on to Banda to meet Hazrat Maqsus Alam (R.A.) and became his disciple. In Banda, Hazrat Agha Sahib not only acquired spiritual education, but also obtained worldly education. Later, Hazrat Maqsus Alam (R.A.) nominated Him as his successor. However after the death of Hazrat Maqsus Alam (R.A.), he went to Bareilly to visit Hazrat Tajul-Aulia Shah Nizamuddin Hussain (R.A.) to tread further on the spiritual path. He devoted himself wholeheartedly to this cause and with the permission of Hazrat Tajul-Aulia (R.A.) started a Khaneqah (Sufi centre) in Jabalpur. Though later He got married and had children, but in His worldly lifespan, He had always been dominated by The Sufi way of Remembering ALLAH at all times and at any costs. Travelling, attending functions, even death of His two children could not stop Him to alter His daily schedule of prayers and meditations. His spiritual strength can somewhat be felt from the following events of his life:
a) One afternoon, He was coming back to His home after meditating at a quiet place away from the town. On His way back when He passed near a pond, a woman who came to fill her earthen pot with water tried to pass Him as He was walking slowly. As He raised his lowered eyes to gaze at her, she felt that her whole body started burning with an invisible fire. He broke the earthen pot on her head with His stick and water made her wet, but still the sensation of burning remained and she ran towards his home and told his wife that Hazrat’s gaze had put her on fire. In the meantime, Hazrat arrived and told her ‘there is no fire that could burn you’ and she immediately felt relieved. The present Shaykh Hazrat Dr. Meerza Ikhtiyar Hussain has commented on this that it was the effect of ‘Shaghal-e-Aftabi’- a Sufi meditation method in which an advanced spiritual soul gazes at sun from sunrise to sunset for a particular time period.
b) A few weeks before His visaal (departure from this physical plane of existence), the answer to His only enquiry of life i.e. How to find ALLAH? became imminent in His complete absorption in ALLAH (Istaghraq-kulli). He started losing in touch with the physical needs of his life. He even could not recognize people around Him. In those days, He could only be recalled to the physical plane of existence by mentioning the name of His Shaykh i.e. Hazrat Tajul-Aulia (R.A.). This is what the real love is! This is how; Sufis are able to provide such a beautiful literature saturated with love to the world. In those days, one of his disciples Shirin bai fell seriously ill and diagnosed by the Doctors as incurable. She was in Mumbai and could not pay a visit to her Shaykh i.e. Hazrat Agha Sahib (R.A.), hence she sent another fellow disciple to Jabalpur to mention her condition to Hazrat Agha Sahib (R.A.). He had been recalled to the physical plane by mentioning the name of Hazrat Tajul-Aulia (R.A.) and after listening to the condition of Shirin bai, He wrote something on paper and handed it over to the disciple to give it to Shirin bai. Interestingly, she had been cured at the time while He was writing on the piece of paper. Later, after the visaal of Hazrat Agha Sahib, it was noticed that he wrote on the paper,’Darbar-e-Agha Mohammad Shirin bai Muraad bar aayee’i.e. Shirin bai’s demand to be cured has been accepted in the kingdom of Agha Mohammad.
c) Near the time of His visaal, most of His disciples had been living close to Him. At the time of His death, his successor Dr. Meerza Murtuza Hussain (R.A.) visioned a dream like reality that a large earth shaped ball was bouncing in front of Him and it started moving up, up and further up till it reached at the sky and exploded into numberless pieces. These pieces started shining like stars and each star was reflecting the face of Agha Sahib. Hazrat Dr. Sahib felt a kind of fear and awe from such a majestic view. Immediately, he heard the voice of Hazrat Agha Sahib,’Why are you afraid? It’s me! Agha Mohammad.’ After listening to this, Hazrat Dr. Sahib felt relieved and came out of this trance like state, but at the same time heard a loud voice of Hazrat Agha Sahib calling, ‘Ill-ALLAH'(Affirm! that only ALLAH exist). This voice was so loud that even the disciples who were fast asleep woke up and that was the moment when Hazrat Agha Sahib passed away from the physical plane of existence, leaving the echo of ‘Ill-ALLAH’ that still resonates in the lives of people attached to his silsila (order).
Mazar Sharif of
Hazrat Dr. Meerza Murtuza Hussain (RA)
2. Dr. Meerza Murtuza Hussain (R.A.) Whenever we travel, we tend to think of going somewhere. However, if we keep on going, sooner or later we end up at the same place from where we had started our journey as we move on a circular path. Hence, our starting and finishing points are relative, otherwise these are the same. The heavenly bodies as well as the smallest particle of any substance is circular in appearance. This is not restricted to the physical objects rather the whole pattern of life moves in and out of an endless circle. It is like a process of rainfall where water rises from the sea as vapors and move away from the sea in the form of clouds and then these clouds fall as rain which through rivers and creeks again moves back into the sea. Likewise, a seed gives birth to the fruits, flowers and trees that again provide seeds and this process moves on ad infinitum. The human life also follows the same pattern of reproduction. Perhaps, this is why Socrates has said,
“There is nothing new under the Sun”
However, if we go a little deeper, we can see it as the partial truth. For instance, the rain water that we see as moving back into its source i.e. sea, appear as such due to our limited way of perceiving reality, otherwise it moves ahead into the sea because sea has gone through many changes during that time period and likewise the vapors.
Hence, it is a merger of same yet different waters. This journey of water to water is from its origin to origin, but every moment the water is new and by the time it reaches back to its origin, the origin itself changes and so is the raining water. Van Gogh, the great German artist once started drawing a sketch of the sun. When many days passed and the painting remained incomplete, someone asked him, “why can’t you finish with the simple painting of the sun?”. He answered, “In the beginning, I thought it simple but now I realize that every day there is a new sun, hence the difficulty to complete my painting”.
This is why one does not get bored rather gets rejuvenated every time in the presence of flowers, grass and other natural phenomena because they are constantly being renewed. Physically, one may miss the newness of all life
forms as they always look same as grass is always green, jasmine is always white but deep down one feels the freshness of these things every time. This brings us to another statement made by Heraclitus:-
“You can’t step into the same river twice”
However, it can be observed that both these statements are not opposites of each other rather complimentary. They reflect the two sides of the same coin. It is our common observation that one’s life depends on the incoming
and outgoing breath which is again a circular motion, but every breath is a new breath yet the same breath. These paradoxes are difficult to comprehend by the mind due to its mode of thinking. It can understand things with their opposites in the backdrop. For a mind, day and night refer to two different realities. However, in reality, a demarcation cannot be made between the states of day and night. Due to this, mind comprehends one half of the picture at a time. It cannot see the day and night together rather one half of the reality. This partial vision gives rise to division of things. Analysis takes priority over Synthesis. This trend of thinking divides humanity into compartments. One feels a distance from others in the name of race, sex, religion, etc. The human values are superceded by the artificial values. In reality, each human being is just like the other yet unique in his own ways. A human being should be viewed as a human being and not a labeled personality. However, only very few people are able to pass their lives with this understanding where divine compassion is reflected in its full grandeur. Such living beings are the true reflection of highest human values and their love showers on every living being without any
Not very long ago, Dr. Meerza Murtuza Hussain (R.A.) had presented this dimension of life in its perfection. Several people are still alive who have experienced this immaculate milieu of love around Dr. Sahib (R.A.). His very presence would charge the atmosphere with love and heal the people around him from their psychological ailments.
He was born in Jabalpur – M.P. India in the year 1877. His father was a Sufi Master but of a strict belief that his family members would support themselves from their own resources rather than of Khanqah’s. Due to this, all of his children got modern day education and secured jobs against the common tradition of those days for Pirzadas to be dependant on Khanqah’s resources. Dr. Sahib (R.A.), by profession turned out to be a medical practitioner who graduated from the Calcutta Medical College.
Like his father, He was also seriously interested in providing modern day education to all the children around Him. To achieve this purpose, a club for children was formed. In this club, besides modern day education, children were also required to participate in games, music classes and self-defense training. A special horse carriage was purchased for children where all of them had been given rides regularly. A managing committee used to take care of this club. Interestingly enough, except that of an ordinary member, His only son was never appointed as an office bearer of this club. Also, children used to pass some of their leisure time playing with the animals as a large section of his house had been used for keeping pets. Dr. Sahib (R.A.) had a large collection of birds, deer, horses, cows, rabbits, squirrels, monkeys, cheetah, cats, and a pond full of color fish. He would give personal attention to those animals and take utmost care of them.
Mazar Sharif of Zarina Begum (RA) &
Hazrat Meerza Maqsud-ul-Hasan (RA)
He had always shown a great respect and affection towards women. Least to mention, in every gathering held at his house whether religious or social in nature, He had always been considerate towards their preferences regarding food items and qawwalis. Being a doctor, He had shown no discrimination towards his patients whether they were Muslims or non-Muslims, men or women. With this attitude, he had accepted disciples from other religious faiths also. He had accepted courtesans as his disciples too who were all transformed just because of Dr. Sahib (R.A.)’s affection and acceptance and almost all of them had gotten married and lived a life of respect.
Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Sahib (R.A.)’s love had showered on everyone alike without any prejudice. Dr. Sahib (R.A.)’s unprejudiced love for human beings is particularly reflected in the days of Hindu Muslim riots. He would freely enter the riot ridden areas to see his patients. The representatives of Muslims and Hindus used to request him not to take such a risk, but he would answer them both with a smile, “God takes care of me.” He had never left his patients unattended under any circumstances. Amidst that turmoil of religious strife, his horse carriage stood as the symbol of peace. Dr. Sahib (R.A.) was one of the most famous physicians of Jabalpur who had three running clinics. Inspite of his fame, he had great consideration for the poor people. Several of his poor patients had reported to say that instead of charging fees, Dr. Sahib (R.A.) would give them money from his own pocket for buying milk and fruits. As a spiritual master, occasionally, he used to be invited by his disciples. He would treat his rich or poor disciples alike. Once in a gathering, one of his poor disciples desired that if he had enough money, he would have invited Dr. Sahib (R.A.) to his house. Instantly, Dr. Sahib (R.A.) pointed at him and said, “I wish, I could have ‘besan ki roti with lehsan ki chatni’ at your house.”It was not difficult even for a poor person to arrange for such a dinner. Such an attitude towards his disciples had existed throughout his lifetime, where he appeared more like a father than a spiritual guide. Once, in a winter season, he was staying in Bombay. His disciples used to be gathered from evening till late in the night. During a cold night, some of the disciples stayed at his place and went to sleep in his room. When they woke up in the morning, they realized that they were covered in the blanket of Dr. Sahib (R.A.) while he was busy in his Zikr and Wazifa in the corner of the room.
As a Sufi disciple, he went through a vigorous spiritual training under the guidance of his father Hazrat Meerza Agha Mohammad (R.A.) who happened to be his Shaykh too. During the last year of his lifetime, Hazrat Agha Sahib(R.A.) asked Dr. Sahib (R.A.) to leave everything aside and live together with him. Dr. Sahib (R.A.) was even supposed to prepare food for his Shaykh. With the passing of days, Dr. Sahib (R.A.) gradually had stopped meeting people and his clinics were closed down due to his absence. He absolutely devoted himself to His Shaykh. This phase in his lifetime continued for a period of time, then Hazrat Sahib (R.A.) asked him to go back to his normal daily routine. Later, Hazrat Agha Sahib (R.A.) told his disciples,
“I had kept him in an isolation for a while, as I did not want him to be obsessed with the world. I merely wanted to see whether Dr. Sahib (R.A.) is able to maintain a balance between the material and spiritual worlds and I am satisfied to see that he is able to tread on a middle path where worldly involvement’s cannot hinder him remembering ‘ALLAH’. I know, it is absolutely necessary for an individual to earn his livelihood through proper means, hence I have sent him back to His clinics amidst his worldly and spiritual patients”.
Inspite of his fame and three clinics, all of his life, Dr. Sahib (R.A.) lived in a rented house and did never own a house. Also, He did not leave any material wealth for his children. However, on his death bed he uttered some of the most precious words to his fourteen year old son who was obviously very much disturbed at that time. Dr. Sahib (R.A.) said,
“God is more of a Beloved for us than a Creator and whatsoever comes from the Beloved whether pleasure or pain is acceptable for the lover. Always remember it in any situation and every stage of your life, then life will be a beautiful experience for you. You will see HIM everywhere and you will find HIM everywhere and this is what the purpose of life is!”
Mazar Sharif of
Hazrat Meerza Nazeer Ahmed (RA)
3. Dr. Meerza Ikhtiyar Hussain Presently, Sufi Shaykh of this order is Dr. Meerza Ikhtiyar Hussain. He does not like to have his long introduction on this website. However, we would at least add a persian proverb as his introduction, which he conveyed to his disciples in another context. The proverb says,’mushk aanast kaey khud babooyad na kaey attar me goyad’ i.e. the fragrance of musk is itself an introduction to the musk and a chemist / perfume seller does not have to describe its qualities. Besides, he is a poet and has also written several books on the Sufi path.
Following is a list of books (in urdu language) written by Hazrat Dr. Shah Meerza Ikhtiyar Hussain:
It presents the esoteric dimension of the ascension (Mairaaj) of Prophet Mohammad (Peace And Blessings of ALLAH Be Upon Him). This is a unique book in a sense that such teachings were only available in the Khanqahs (Sufi Centers), but were never printed in the past.
Muarif -ul-Tasmeeh wal Fateha
The explanation of ‘Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim’ and ‘Sura Fateha’ In the light of ‘Wahdat-ul-Wujud’.
The explanation of ‘Huroof-e-Mutaqqiat’ as understood by the Sufis in particular.
Mazarat Aur Bid’at
The different practices and rituals associated with the Sufis, that have been called unislamic by a group of Muslims, have been presented in the light of Quran and Sunnah.
Arkaan-e-Khamsa ki Aarifana Tashreeh
Interpretation of the five pillars of Islam from the Sufi perspective.
The poetry collection of Hazrat Dr. Ikhtiyar Hussain Meerza.
A collection of the articles written by Hazrat Dr. Ikhtiyar Hussain Meerza that were printed in different magazines from time to time.
A collection of the letters written by Hazrat Dr. Ikhtiyar Hussain Meerza.
Shah Niaz ka Farsi Kalaam
The translation of Hazrat Niaz bae Niaz (RA) poetry from persian to urdu alongwith an explanation of certain subtle matters pertaining to spirituality.
|1. Dargha of Hazarth Gous E Gawliori (rh) :: 2. Khwaja Khanoon Sahib|
Dargha of Hazarth Gous E Gawliori(rh)
The most honoured and famous saint of 16th century.He was spiritually honoured by the Mogul king Humayun. Sangeet Samrat Tansen was his follower and his samadhy is near his Peer’s dargah in Gwalior, he also was the Peero-Murshid of famous Indian Saints Hazrat Shahwajihuddin alwiyul gujrati (R.A.) and Hazrat Shah-ul-hamid Hazrat Kadarshahwali of Nagore sharif (south india)(R.A.). He stayed in Gujarat for 18 years in Sarangpur at the time of his stay in this area people came to meet him with the name “Chalo Shaikh Sahab Ke DOLATKHANE” and as such the area’s name is today famous as SARANGPUR DOLATKHANA, where during his stay he build a mosque which is known as EK TODA’S MASJID .Where there at present his three Sons are burried (1) Hazrat Shah Ismailshah,(2) Hazrat Shah Uvaishshah and (3) Hajrat Shah Diwanshah Muzzaffarshah(BALAPIR),and one Grand Daughter Daulatkhawir alias Bibi Amttusshukur(R.A.). When Badshah Humayun came back to the Throne of Delhi he invited his Peer to come back to Agra, Humayun presented Hazrat Mohammed Gaus 1 Crore ashrafis 40 Elephants and 15 Mahals at the time of his arrival to Agra.
Mohammed Gaus full name is written as”RAISULKAMELIN SULTANUL AULIA GAUS UL AALAM KHWAZA HAJI HAMMIDUDDIN BIN KHATIRUDDIN ATTARIYUL SHATTARIYUL Urf Hazrat Mohammed Gaus Gwaliory.The Historical Monument where he has been burried by his vasiat was built by the Great AKBAR Badshah.His eldest son Hazrat SHAH ABDULLAHSHAH is also burried near to him,in Gauspura,Hazira,Gwalior(M.P.)He was the seventh ancestor of the most popular Saint and poet Hazrat KHWAJA FARIDUDDIN ATTAR NISHAPURI.(IRAN),
Mohammed Gaus was born in the Bihar’,in the village Ghazipur on 7th Rajjab 907 Hijri and died on 14th Ramazan 970 Hijri,his followers are all over the world and his legal Heir’s are also in Bhopal,Pakistan and also in Gujarat.(Ahmedabad).
Gwalior pronunciation is a city in Madhya Pradesh in India. It lies 76 miles (122 km) south of Agra with a population of 690,342.Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the Gird region of North India, and the city and its fortress have served as the center of several of North India’s historic kingdoms. Gwalior is the administrative headquarters of Gwalior district and Gwalior division.
Hazrat Khwaja Khanoon Sahib (Shah-e-Willayat)
LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF – KHWAJA KHANOON SAHIB
Hazrat Khwaja Khanoon Sahib was born in 853 Hijri that is In 1434 A. D. in Nagore, a village near Jodhpur (Rajasthan). His ancestors had come from Khurasan and settled there. The real name of Hazrat Khanoon Sahib Sayiduddin, but his father affectionately called him ‘Khanoon’ and the name stuck, Right from the early boyhood Hzt. Khanoon led an extremely pious and austere life. To serve the parents, to respect the elders and to obey the Pious and the Enlightened were the cherished principles of his life. He was barely fourteen years of age when in the year 1448 A.D he completed his education and got himself enlisted in the Royal Army. It was here that he received the news of his brother Hazrat Badruddin’s death. Hzt. Badruddin, who was also in the Royal Army had gone on a haunting expedition along with the king. He had lost his way, when he was waylaid by the robbers and met a martyr’s death. On reaching the place of tragedy Khanoon Sahib found that the blood was still oozing out from the wounds of his dead brother and his corpse laid covered with fresh flowers. He performed the last rites of his dead brother and him buried near the grave of a saint. Next day he had a spiritual communion with his brother who informed Khanoon Sahib that the Almighty had blessed him, had given him a place in Heaven. He also apprised Khanoon Sahib about the sacredness of the learned and enlightened saint near whose grave he was buried. All this left a profound and lasting impression on Khanoon Sahib and he began to devote more and more of his time in prayers and meditation.
Soon he began to realize the emptiness of life he was hitherto leading. A heavenly voice spoke within him. He was commanded to free himself from all worldly bondages The futility of having any attachment with the ephemeral world appeared to have dawned upon him almost overwhelmingly. He longed to achieve salvation and decided to renounce the entanglements of this world forthwith. He distributed all his belongings amongst the poors and cladding himself in a lone blanket he set out on his holy mission. At the age of twenty-one he become a staunch disciple of Khwaja JalalSufi Hamidduddin Nagori and Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmeri, who happened to be his ancestor from his mother’s side. He reached Nagore to pay homage at the Durgah of the great one. Here he also took farewell from his relatives and kinsmen and. thereafter proceeded on foot to Aimer. He took to prayers and penances at Ana-sagar in a cave, situated near the CHILLA of Khwaja Kutub Sahib.
At last, as an act of extreme penance he drowned his head and face in the outlet of the water that flowed from the Dargab of Garib Nawar and poured into a pool nearby. Thus forgetting even his very existence he remained there for a long time till Khwaja Garib Nawaz himself appeared to enlighten him. He felt the tender touch of the holy hand over his head and heard the prophetic voice of the holiest, “Khanoon, my child, God has ordained you to be His torchbearer from the day you were born. Now get up and present yourself to Khwaja Ismail of Nagore. Be blessed with his profound spiritual benedictions. Go to him, for with your fate in hand he awaits you at Chanderi, Thus awakened from his trance and inspired by the pious utterings of the Garib Nawaz, Khwaja Khanoon Sahib set out towards Chanderi. However, on reaching his destination, he instead of going directly to Khwaja Ismail, established himself in a mountain cave, for he did not deem it proper to present himself before his teacher till being so commanded by him. In the cave he gave himself up to terrible penances and profound meditation. Years slipped away like this. Thick layers of dust settled on his whole being and many a time hedges grew and dried up on his mud-covered body. At last Khwaja Garib Nawaz had a spiritual communion with Khwaja Ismail and told him how Khanoon Sahib was awaiting his Summons in that cave of Chanderi, “Let him be summoned before you” continued the great seer “Bless him with your introspective knowledge and spiritual wisdom and command him to settle at Gwalior to carry out the work of God. The very next day, when the sun had not yet come out of the eastern horizon, Khwaja Ismail ordered his disciples to bring Khanoon Sahib to his presence. On reaching the mountain cave the disciples found Khnnoon Sahtb in a State of complete trance. If he was not mistaken for dead it was because his nails and the hair had grown large. He was bodily lifted along with the dried clay that had accumulated on his whole being, and was brought before Khwaja Ismail in a planquin On seeing him in that state the Holy one loudly called out in his ear “Baba Khanoon”, At this sacred command of the blessed sage Khanoon Sahib opened his eyes. He had become alarmingly weak and it took him several days to regain his vitality. However, on becoming normal again, he was summoned before Khwaja Ismail Sahib and on 9th Zilhij” which happen to be a special day of ‘Haj’. Khwaja Ismail blessed Khanoon Sahib with all that heavenly wisdom and insight which he himself had imbibed from his father and preceptor. He instructed Khanoon Sahib to first go to Aimer and then to settle at Gwalior to spread out the message of God and the gospel of truth and righteousness.
Khwaja Rashid Khanooni was borned in 1946 at Gwalior city, M.P. state India. He has completed his primary education in Bhopal, capital city of M.P. state and succeeded his secondary education from Uttar Pradesh state board Agra. He was graduated and awarded degree in Law from Jivaji University of Gwalior. Education thrust has taken him to Delhi and London University.
In 1977 he has left his legal practice and taken a ‘U’ turn to become Sajjadanashin of 500 years ancient Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Khanoon. By that time he has committed to the deep religious and spiritual knowledge. He has given full time to Roohani Acadamy resulting many historical books has been published by the acadamy.
Apart from all above he has attached with All India Jamiatul-soofia, Jashn-e-Islam, Soofi conference. He is vice president of Indian National Soofi Board. Member of M.P. State government Vigilance committee (Lok ayukt, Gwalior). He is chairman of Khwaja Sahib Education and Welfare society.
Mausoleum of Ghaus Mohammed
Ghaus Mohammed’s sand stone mausoleum is laid in the old town of Hazira. He was an Afghan Prince who turned sufi saint and he had helped Babur to win the Gwalior fort. His mausoleum is designed according to ancient Mughal architecture. Particularly exquisite are the screens using pierced stone technique. The carvings on these screens are as delicate as lace.
About Gwalior Fort
The Gwalior fort, situated at Gopachal, almost 100m above the town of Gwalior, was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century. It’s width is not more than 1km and the walls, encircling the fort, are solid and about 10m high. It covers an area of 3 sq. kms and consists three temples, six palaces and a number of water tanks. It is considered as North and Central India’s most secure fort. Babur, the great Mughal emperor described the fort as, “The pearl amongst fortresses in India”. The fort also has an unlimited water supply, as there are many water tanks on the plateau.
This fort was owned by many rulers like the Tomars, Mughals, Marathas and British, who finally handed it over to the Scindias. The southern path of the Gwalior fort is delimited by rock faces with intricate carvings of the Jain Tirthankars. Some of the temples in the Gwalior Fort are the Teli-ka-Mandir- a 9th century Dravidian-style shrine which is notable for its profusely sculpted exterior standing next to it are the Saas-Bahu Temples and the Chaturbhuj Mandir, a Vaishnavite shrine dating back to the 9th century.
The fort’s most eminent palaces are the amazingly ornate Man Singh Palace, built by Man Singh in the 15th century. Then there’s the Jauhar Kund, which marks the spot where the women of the harem burnt themselves to death after the defeat of the king of Gwalior in 1232.
Gwalior Fort Other palaces within the Gwalior Fort which are worth seeing include the Karan Palace, the Jahangir Mahal, the Shahjahan Mahal and the Gujri Mahal (the latter was built by Man Singh for his favourite queen, Mrignayani).
Other Attractions Near the Gwalior Fort
Tomb of Tansen
Tansen, the Father of Indian classical music and one of the nine Gems in Akbar’s court is buried in Gwalior. This great singer’s memorial carry’s a very simple tone in itself and is surrounded by gardens on its sides. This monument is a part of Gwalior’s cultural heritage. Every year a music festival is organised here. The festival is held in November / December and attracts singers and musicians from all over India.
Air: Indian Airlines operates a flight to Gwalior from Delhi.
Bus : There are regular bus services from Gwalior to Agra, Jhansi, Shivpuri, Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur.
Train: Gwalior is on the main Delhi to Mumbai railway line. The superfast Shatabdi express links it with Delhi.
Gwalior offers accommodation that to suits all kinds of budget and requirements. To save some bucks look for an accommodation near the railway station.
CITY / TOWN / TALUK : Kila Mandav, Zilla Dhar
DISTRICT : Dhar
STATE : Madhya Pradesh, India
THE FOUNDER OF SILSALA-E-SHATTARI ( ALSO KNOWN SHUTTARI SILSILA ) IN INDIA IS HAZRAT ABDULLAH SHATTAR MAST ( RAHMATULLAH ALLAIH)
Shattari Sufi order (silsila) was introduced in India by Hazrat Abdullah Shattar Mast (d. 1472). He was great grandson (fifth generation) of Hazrat Shahbuddin Suharwardiya (Founder of Suharwardiya Khaanwad) and seventh lineage disciple to Hazrat Bayazid Bustami. He was honored with Khilafat (Spiritual Deputyhood) from all of the 14 Sufi orders (Khanwaads or Gharaanaas).
Hazrat Abdullah Shattar Mast (RA) came from Iran and laid down the foundation and Doctrine of Shattari order in India and this order has flourished since then. After arriving in northern Bihar – India, he stayed in small towns like Daryapur, Manikpur, Jaunpur and Mandwa. He used to judge disciples even with their eating habits and would extend his teachings only to those who did proper justice to the food. Dressed in royal robes he used to travel on streets beating drums and openly invite people to witness GOD in his presence. His knowledge and authority in Spiritual matters was of highest degree.
The Dargah Shareef of this great Sufi master is located in Kila Mandav, zilha Dhar, Madhya Pradesh. India
The Following are some of Famous Awliyas / Sufi Saints of Silsala-e-Shattari / Silsala-e-Shuttari :-
1) Hazrat Abdullah Shattari Mast (RA) – Founder of the Silsala ( Kila Mandav, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh )
2) Hazrat Allauddin Kaazan Shattari (RA) ( Hajipur, Bihar )
3) Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast Shattari (RA) ( Hajipur, Bihar )
4) Hazrat Shah Zahoor Haji Huzoor Shattari(RA), Malikana kabrastan, Ratan Sarai
Ratan Sarai ( Railway Station ), Sivani, Bihar.
5) Hazrath Shah Sultan Haji Hameed Mohammed Shattari ( Ghouse-e-Gwaliori )
6) Hazrat Shah Wajihuudin Gujrati Husaini Kadri Shattari (Khanpur, Ahmadabad)
7) Hazrat Shah Abdullah Husaini Kadri Shattari (Khanpur, Ahmadabad )
8) Hazrat Sayyed Shah Moulana Qutub-ul-Aktaab Haashim Peer Dastageer Husaini Kadri Shattari (Bijapur, Karnataka).
9) Hazrat Qutb-e-Zamaa Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalander Husaini (RA) ( direct desecent of Hazrat Hashim Peer Dastageer (RA) (Nandura – Dist. Buldhana, Maharashtra)
10) Hazrat Sufi Abdullah Shah Husaini Qadri Shattari (Bijapur, Karnataka)
11) Hazrat Sufi Ghafoor Shah Qalander Husaini Kadri Shattari (Ganesh peth, Daroowala pool, Pune – Maharashtra)
12) Hazrat Sufi Hidayatulllah Shah Husaini Kadri Shattari (Nandura ,Dist. Buldhana, Maharashtra)
In Bangalore a very Famous Dargah Shareef of Sufi Saint of Silsala-e-Shuttaria is of Hazrath Attah-ulla shah Shuttari (RA), who is very well known as the peer-o-murshid of Hazrat Hyder Ali Khan Bahadur (RA) father of Hazrat Tippu Sultan Shaheed (RA).