Prominent Caliphs And Disciples

Prominent Caliphs And Disciples

Some of his prominent Caliphs and disciples are the f3lIDwing:

IJazrat Khawaja Qutub-ud-Din Bakhtiar Kaki 569-63 3

A.H. (1174-1234 A.D.)

He traces his descent from Hazrat Imam Husain. In the year 5 g All. he was adorned and honoured with the Caliphate at the aE of seventeen. In 587 A H., he reached India with Gharib NJawaz, He was laid to his eternal rest on the 1 4th of Rabi-ulA wal in the year 633 A H. in the reign ofSultan Shams-ud-Din Al -tarnash, five years, eight months and eight days after the p assing away of Gharib Nawaz.

Hazrat Khawaja Fakhr-ud-Din Abul Khair son of

Khawaja Gharib Nawaz

He has already been described in the foregoing pages.

S’ultan-ut- Tarekeen SuJI Hamid-ud-Din ofNagore 5O8-

672 A.H (1172-1273 A.D.)

His title is Sultan-ut-Tarekeen, whereas his nickname is A.bii Muhammad. He is among the descendants of Hazrat Said bia Zaid, a companion of Holy Prophet Muhammad. He was a prfect Dervesh, possessing high spiritual attainment, and a spiritual guide ofhigh rank. He used to live in the village named Sia1i (which is now called Phagli). He lived up to the age of 104 y_ts and died in the year 672 A.H. and lies buried in Nagore.

Hazrat Sheikh Moeen-ud-Din

He is the same Moeen-ud-Din’ about whom the author of Sair-ul-Aulia2 has thus written: “Moeen-ud-Din has not yet reached Ajmer from Delhi that Hazrat Qutub-ud-Din Bakhtiar Kaki expired in Delhi.”

Qazi Hamid-ud-Din ofNagore

He is a disciple and spiritual successor (Caliph) of Sheikh Shahab-ud-Din Umar Suharwardy, but he was also authorised by Gharib Nawaz. He was born in 463 A.H. He died on the 9th of Ramazan in the year 643 A.H. at the age of one hundred and eighty years. His wife Bibi Hamira gave birth to seven sons and two daughters. His literary productions include Tawqle-usShamus, Sharah Isma-Husna, Lawane Lawaha, Matale-Sharah, Chehal

Sheikh Wajih-ud-Din

He died on the 9th of Jamadi-us-Sani in the year 645 A.H. and lies buried in Herat.

Sheikh Burhan-ud-Din ilias Buddu

He died on the 1 4th of Rajab in the year 667 A.H. and lies buried in Ajmer.

Hazrat Sheikh Ahrnad

He died on the 1 3th of Muharram in the year 630 A.H. and lies buried in Ajmer.

Hazrat Sheikh Shams-ud-Din Faqari

He died on the 7th of Safar in the year 674 A.H. and lies buried in Ahmedabad.

Ajai Pal Yogi (known as Abdullah Beabani)

He used to wear the garb of Yogis and live in jungle, He died II 694 A.H. It is said that he attained immortality through the blessings, prayers and good wishes of Gharib Nawaz. Spiritually e points out the way to those waylaid, He attends the tomb of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz on every Friday night.

Hazrat Sheikh Muhammad mohsin, Sheikh Sulaiman Karsheki nd Sheikh Hasan Khayat are a1so aniongst the Caliphs of Gharib awaz.

Hazrat Sayyed Husa,i Mrhadi Khing Sawar

He hails from the Saiyyeds of Meshad. He was well versed in outer and inner knowledge. Qutub-ud-Din Aibak appointed him the Darogha of Ajmer. He was on very loving and intimate terms with Gharib Nawaz. He is the Caliph ofGharib Nawaz. He lies buried in Ajmer on a hillock. He is now known as ‘Khing

‘4 His martyrdom took place on the 1 7th of Rajab 610 k.H.5 His annual Urs takes place from 1 6th to 1 8th of Raab at Taragarh.

Sheikh Nizam-ud-Din of Nagore

He always used to live at the Astana of his spiritual teacher.

He would not bear the separation even for a single moment.

Sometimes, his spiritual teacher used to say “Our Fakr (Poverty)

is with Fakhr-ud-Din, and our Nizam (administration) is with


Sheikh Mujad-ud-Din of Sanjar

He was always in the company ofGharib Nawaz. He attained his object through the service of his spiritual guide. In the days of wandering, he never kept himself aloof from the company and service of his spiritual guide. For this very reason, the arrow of his nearness reached the mark of his object.7

Maulana Ahmad Khadim

He spent all his life in the service ofhis spiritual teacher and guide. He was a trustee ofthe secrets ofboth the worlds. He lies buried in Ajmer.

Hazrat Sheikh Mehta or Meta

Ghaib Nawaz had prayed for his happiness and well-being. Consequently, he had become so popular amongst the people that his urine and rubbish were considered as holy and likewise were taken away by the people as something sacred.8

Sheikh Au Sanjari

He was the scribe of Gharib Nawaz. He used to write the deeds of Caliphate for Gharib Nawaz. He had intense love for Hazrat Qutub-ud-Din Bakhtiar Kaki. He lies buried near the mosque known as Quwwat-ul-Islam in Delhi.

As already described, he had the honour of being the son of the sister of the mother of Gharib Nawaz.

Pir Karim Saloni

He was the Caliph of Gharib Nawaz. He was a perfect Dervesh ofhis time. He had a huge following. The people of his line are known as Karimia. He died in 663 A.H.

Hazrat Hasan of Mecca

( known as Fir Mecca of Badaun)

He is amongst the prominent saints of Badaun. His tomb is ituated in Badaun on the western and southern side of Astanai-AIia Qadiria at a little distance from the Astana.

Haft Hamid-The Seven Harnids

During his stay in Delhi, one day Hazrat Khawaja Gharib ‘Jawaz was passing by a temple. There were seven persons in the temple engaged in idol-worship. Seeing Khawaja Sahib they vere greatly moved by his spiritual powers They fell down at is feet and accepted Islam at his hands. Hazrat Khawaja Gharib tTawaz called the oldest among them by the Islamic name of f{amid-ud-Din. When he thought of naming others too they all submitted thus: “As we have not given up unity in idolatry and Islam, so our submission is that the same unity be maintained in ur names also.” Hence all the seven persons came to be known by one name. They were called by the following names: (1) lamid-ud-Din Khair, (2) Kasa Bardar Hamid-ud-Din, (3) Hamidad-Din Asa, (4) Hamid-ud-Din Rehani, (5) Hamid-ud-Din vIaghrabi, (6) Hamid-ud-Din Khasa, (7) Hamid-ud-Din Dehiavi.

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