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    Default Blessed Life Of Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullah Alaih


    This article is issued on the occasion of Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih



    "Listen carefully! No doubt, there is no fear nor any grief upon the friends of Allah. " (Surah Yusuf)

    WALI


    In Sahih Muslim, Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiallaho Taala Anhu narrates that Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said, There are many people who have unkempt hair, appear dirty and grimy, and are driven away from doors, but their status, in the Sight of Allah Taala, is such that if they swear an oath on something out of stubbornness, then Allah Taala makes their oath true.


    One of these blessed personalities is Sultan ul Hind, Ataa e Rasool, Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih, a summary of whose blessed life you will read about in the following few pages. Before I write about his life, I feel that it is necessary to clarify a few points about the word “Wali” (Friend).


    Wali (Friend): The word Wali is from the word Walya or Walaayata. Walya means Close and Walaayata means to Support or Protect. Therefore, the word ‘Wali’ means close, supporter, and protector. In the Holy Quran, the word Wali is used to mean all of the following things: friend, close, helper, supporter, successor, One who is worshipped, owner, and guide.

    Friends of Allah, Enemies of Allah:

    Wali, meaning friend or helper, can mean two things; one is Friend of Allah, the other is Friend competing with Allah. Friends of Allah are those who are close to Allah Taala and are His friends, and because of this, people keep them as their friends. There are two types of Friends alongside Allah Taala. The first is making friends with those who are the enemies of Allah Taala, like infidels, idols, Satan etc. The second is to consider the Friends of Allah Taala (Prophets, Saints etc) as helpers alongside and in competition with Allah Taala; thinking that they will compete with Allah Taala to help us. To believe in Friends of Allah is faith, and to believe or have faith in Friends alongside Allah is clear infidelity and polytheism.

    Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam purified the hearts of people with his love, mercy and unselfishness; in the short span of 23 years, he fed over 100,00 people with the sweet syrup of Islam and intoxicated them with the beauty and splendour of Islam. By turning the hearts that were so cruel and hard that they did not feel any remorse or sorrow at burying daughters alive into soft hearts that became passionate and zealous about looking after and caring for orphan girls, Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam made obvious the fact that Islam is the true religion which contains goodness in each and every one of its commands.

    Due to the fact that it was impossible for any Prophet to be sent after Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam, as he was the final Prophet, Allah Taala used the blessed Companions Ridwanullahe Alaihim Ajmaeen to propagate the religion of Islam further. After them, the Tabieen took on this responsibility, followed by the Taba Tabieen. In short, the Khilafat was replaced by a monarchical system (Kings, Rulers etc), therefore, the work that was carried out by the Caliphs (granting peace and contentment to troubled humans by making them aware and obedient to the laws of Islam) became weaker as the monarchical system gained strength. As Islam is a religion of goodness and kindness, those slaves of Allah Taala whom He had granted the crown of His friendship, jumped into the field of deeds and took on the responsibility of inviting those who had gone astray towards goodness. These blessed personalities served humanity with such purity, sincerity, unselfishness, and desired such goodness for them that people were so impressed with their beautiful characters, they began entering the folds of Islam for protection. One of these blessed Friends of Allah Taala is Sultan ul Hind, Ataa e Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam, Khwaja e Khwaajgaan, Moinuddin Chishti Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih, who although passed away centuries ago, is still, to this day, distributing peace and contentment to the troubled humans from his resting place.

    It was not Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih's own decision to come to India , rather, Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam made him the King of India and sent him to the region of Ajmer . Before entering the border of India , he met a soldier from the army of Shahabuddin Ghauri, who was returning after being defeated by the army of Prithvi Raj. When the soldier realised that Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih was heading for Ajmer , he pleaded with him and said, ‘O Pious bondman of Allah! For Allah’s sake, do not go to Ajmer.’ We are just returning after being defeated by the army of Prithvi Raj, and I fear that they may treat you badly. Therefore, I request and plead with you not to go to Ajmer .

    When Sultan ul Hind Gareeb Nawaz Alaihir Rahmah heard this plea, his zeal, fervour and love of Allah Taala passionately proclaimed, ‘O soldier! Listen to me carefully. When you left for Ajmer , you put your trust in your swords and weapons, I am leaving with my trust in Allah Taala..’


    In just a short time, the world saw that this devotee, who was dressed in decaying clothes and was coloured in the colours of Allah Taala, not only fragranced Ajmer with the sounds of glorifying the Lord, but lit the fire and passion of Islam in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people. He proved that when worldly might is faced with spiritual strength, Allah Taala grants victory to those whose hearts ache with remembrance of Allah Taala, His Beloved Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam, and betterment of the Ummah, just as He has stated in the Quran, 'Undoubtedly, he attained to his goal who purified.'

    Place Of Birth:
    There is difference of opinion in relation to the place of his birth. Biographers have written that his birthplace was Sijistan; some have written that he was born in Sanjar, which is close to Mosul . Some have stated that he was born in the city of Sanjar that is close to Isfahan . The reality is that his ancestral home was Sanjaristan (in the province of Sijistan , meaning Sanjar or Chechnya ), and his birthplace was Safahan ( Isfahan ). His place of residence was Sanjaan, which is better known as Sanjar. According to Abul Fazl, this area is in Chechnya, and his family descendants are present to this day there; there are mountains surrounding it, much fruit grows there, and the citizens are very pious and of good character.


    Date And Year Of Birth:

    Once again, there is a difference of opinion regarding the year of his birth, from 523 A.H. to 537 A.H. However, the most authentic historians have stated in Miratul Asraar that he passed away in 627 A.H. at the age of 97 years. If we subtract 97 years from 627 A.H. then we arrive at 530 A.H. This is also the date given as his date of birth in Miratul Ansaab (Page 160), and in Khandaan Zubair Kabanwi (Vol 1, Page 316) as well as other reputable books. It is stated in Mirqa e Khwaajgaan on page 11 (with reference from Aeena e Tasawwuf and other books) that his date is 9th Jamadi uth Thaani 530 A.H. Other historians have also mentioned this date., which corresponds to Sunday, 15th March 1132 A.D.

    Fosterage:

    His childhood was not like the childhood of other children. During the years of childhood, the status of Gareeb Nawaz was clearly evident. When any lady would bring a child to be ++++led and the child would be crying for milk, Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz would signal with his finger for his share of the milk to be given to the crying child. This would make him extremely happy and he would laugh and smile with joy. When he was 3 or 4 years old, he would call children of a similar age and would give them food and drink.

    At A Tender Age:
    On the occasion of one Eid, when Hazrat Khwaja was still of a tender age, he was going for Eid Prayers wearing beautiful clothes. Along the way, he saw a blind child who was dressed in torn and tattered clothes. He felt sorry for the child, and immediately removed his clothes, gave them to the blind child, and took him to the Eid Prayer with himself. He never used to participate in playing games with children his own age.

    Development And Early Education:
    His early childhood was spent in Khorasaan, but there are no details available in books about his early education. A recent biography states that he received his early education at home. By the tender age of 9, he had memorised the Holy Quran, after which he enrolled in the Islamic School (Madrasa) in Sanjar. Here, he studied Tafseer (Commentary of the Quran), Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Sallalaho Alaihi Wasallam), and Jurisprudence (Fiqh), and obtained a tremendous amount of knowledge in a very short time.

    Journey From Khorasaan To Hindustan :
    Most of the years between 545 A.H. and 623 A.H. were spent in travelling. There is evidence of weeks, months, even years spent in certain places. However, exact dates are not recorded and therefore, an abridged list of some of the places that were blessed by the sacred feet of Gareeb Nawaz are listed below:
    (1) Khorasaan (2) Samarqand (3) Bukhara (4) Iraq, Arabia (5) Harun (6) Baghdad (7) Karman (8) Hamdan (9) Tabrez (10) Istiraabad (11) Khirqaan (12) Maymoona (13) Hiraat (14) Sabzah Waar (15) Afghanistan (16) Ghazni (17) Rai (18) Falooja (19) Makkah Muazzamah (20) Madinatul Munawwarah (21) Badkhushaan (22) Damascus (23) Jilan (24) Isfahan (25) Chisht (26) Hindustan via Multan, Lahore, Samana, Delhi and Ajmer.

    This list of places and travel itinerary also includes the 20 years that Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz spent in the company of his spiritual mentor and guide (Peer o Murshid) Hazrat Khwaja Uthman Haarooni Radiallaho Taala Anhu. Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz also met the King of Baghdad, Huzoor Ghaus e Paak Radiallaho Taala Anhu many times during those years. During one of the visits, it is reported that Hazrat Ghaus e Paak gave the following glad tidings about Hazrat Gareeb Nawaz: This bondman is one of the leaders of the world, and countless people will reach their goal and correct destination through him.

    Title Of Helper Of Hind (Moin ul Hind):
    On one occasion, after performing the Pilgrimage, Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih went to Madinah Munawwarah. After spending a considerable amount of time in Madinah, he made an intention to remain in Madinah Shareef permanently. One night, in his dream, he received the following glad tidings from the court of Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam: Moinuddin! You are the helper of my religion, and I have granted you saintliness (made you the Ruler) of Hindustan . There is great tyranny and infidelity in that land; you go and live in Ajmer . Your presence there will put an end to the infidelity and tyranny there, and Islam will flourish.
    The words of Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam made Khwaja Saheb very happy, but he was also shocked because he had no idea where Ajmer was. He was wondering about this when he felt drowsy. Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam came into his dream whilst he was in this state of drowsiness. Let us hear the next part of the incident in the words of Huzoor Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz himself:
    Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said, Look Moinuddin! All the doors of the East and the West are open for you.

    Then he was shown Ajmer Shareef, its fort and surrounding mountains. A pomegranate was presented to him and he was told, Allah Taala has granted you a present. After this incident, Khwaja Saheb made his way towards Hindustan before finally arriving and settling in Ajmer Shareef.


    Miracles of Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz
    Rehmatullahe Taala Alaihi

    Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaz would always attend the funeral of his Muslim neighbours, and even after everyone else had left, he would remain there and supplicate for the deceased. It is stated in Daleel ul Aarifeen that as was his habit, on one occasion he was standing at the graveside of a person who had just been buried and his face changed colour. A short while later, the colour returned to normal. Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin noticed this and asked the reason for it. Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaz replied, The Angels of punishment had arrived in the grave, but then Allah Taala’s Mercy descended and the punishment was removed.

    Knowledge Of The Unseen:
    One day, Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz was contemplating the truth when a disciple said, ‘Sir, the Ruler of the city has grieved me a lot and has also ordered me to be banished from the city.’ Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz asked where the Ruler was. He was told that the Ruler had gone on his horse somewhere. Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz said, ‘Go, he has fallen off his horse and has died.’ When he returned, this was the news that he heard.

    Dead Brought To Life:
    A lady came to Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih crying, and stated that her son had been murdered by the Ruler of the city. He felt sorry for her and went with his attendants to the place where the murder had occurred. He placed the head of the victim alongside the torso and said, O person, if you have genuinely been killed unjustly, then by the Order of Allah, stand up! As soon as he had said these words, the corpse began to move, stood up and came back to life. He fell at the feet of Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih, and joyfully left with his mother. When the Ruler of the city heard about this, he started trembling, and he came and apologised.

    Passing Away:
    On the night of his passing, certain Friends of Allah Taala saw Rasool Allah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam in their dreams, who said, ‘Moinuddin is a Friend of the Lord, I have come to welcome (receive) him.’


    On 6th of Rajab 627 A.H. (corresponding to Saturday 21st May, 1229), after Isha Salah, Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz closed the door to his quarters and prohibited anyone from entering. The attendants remained outside the quarters all night, and they heard many different sounds and noises coming from inside the room. In the latter part of the night, the sounds stopped. When it was time for Fajr Salah and the door did not open as was customary, it was forcibly opened by the attendants. They saw that Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih had passed away, and on his forehead was written in divine letters, He is a beloved of Allah, who died in love of Allah. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raajioon (We are belongings of Allah and we are to return to Him alone)

    The blessed resting place of Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih is the centre point of love for hearts in Hind. Visiting the blessed Mausoleum of Hazrat Gareeb Nawaz has been the destination and aim for convoys of people, in all generations, from all regions of the land. Even in this era, that is the destination of desire for all those who live in Hind. Regardless of faith or beliefs, the heads of all people have bowed in respect at the court of Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Taala Alaih; heads are bowed today, and will remain bowed until the Day of Judgement. The resting place of Khwaja Saheb has forever remained a cradle to comfort hearts, attract souls, and subjugate minds of the rich, poor, pious, sinful, scholar, illiterate, mystic, lunatic, Ruler, subject, King, beggar, inebriated, and alert equally.

    From the Muslim Rulers to the British sovereigns, by paying respect to the God given greatness of Hazrat Khwaja Saheb, all have put their seal of approval on the fact that he is the real Ruler.


    Family:

    Hazrat Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Ta’ala ‘Alaih performed Nikah 2 times. He had two sons, Hazrat Khwaja Fakhruddin Abul Khair and Hazrat Khwaja Hisaamuddin Abu Saalih, and one daughter, respectable Lady Haafiza Jamaal with his first wife. He was blessed with one son, Hazrat Khwaja Zia-uddin Abu Sa’eed, with his second wife.
    All of the children of Sarkaar Gareeb Nawaz Rehmatullahe Ta’ala ‘Alaih were highly acclaimed scholars, pious, and great mystics, thereby attaining an exalted position of proximity and closeness to Allah Ta’ala. Even today, there are fountains of blessings that emanate from their blessed resting places.



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