Spiritual Comrades

Spiritual Comrades

The following are his spiritual comrades:

Hazrat Sheikh Muhammad Turk Namaulwi. He was a native ,fTurkestan. He came to India to settle permanently at Namaul in Patiala. He was unmarried, contented and accomplished. He never allowed anyone to be his disciple.’ He himself was a disciple and Caliph of Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni. He also received the Robe of Caliphate from Hazrat (iharib Nawaz, He breathed his last in 642 A H , and lies buried jt1 Narnaul.

Khawaja Fakhr-ud-Din Gurdezi (544-634 A.H.).He traced is descent from Hazrat Husain. He was born at Gurdezi, situate in Kabul (near Qandhar), in the year 544 A.H. . He is a spiritual brother of Gharib Nawaz. The author of Gulzar-i-Abrar, describing him as the Caliph of Gharib Nawaz, writes thus:

“In service and devotion of his spiritual teacher, he attained the status of a mere slave. Like a slave, he was ever alert in service and steadfast in devotion of his spiritual teacher and guide. He used to write the instructions and directions which emanated from his spiritual teacher. He spent all his life in prayer and asceticism.”

His three sons are named Maulana Masood. Hazrat Sayyed Mehboob alias Bhelog and Sayyed Ibrahim.

His descendants are still in large numbers in Ajmer. They known as “Shabzadgan” amongst the Khuddams. He died on the 26th of Raj ab in the year 63 7A.H. at the ripe age of 93 . An annual Urs is held on the aforesaid date in the Dargah of Gharib Nawaz.

Qazi Qudwat-ud-Din ilias Qazi Qudwa

He is, in fact, a Saiyyed. The king of Rome, who was an Israelite, gave his daughter in marriage to the father of Hazrt Qazi Qudwa, Out ofthis union, two sons were bom-Qazi Qudwa and Nasir-ud-Din. Leaving Rome, he visited Karbala, Syria, Iraq, Basra, Bustam, Bukhara and Mawara-un-Nehr. Under instructions of his spiritual teacher, Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni, he reached India in the year 597 A.H. during the reign of Sultan Shahab-ud-Din, and with the consent of his spiritual brother, Hazrat Khawaja Gharib Nawaz, he settled in Oudh. According to Marat-ul-Asrar, he is a disciple and Caliph of Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni. He reached Ajodhya in 602 A H. and stayed there in a certain Mohalla. Within a very short time this Molalla became famous, and came to be known after his name-Qidwai. He stayed there for a little less than three years. He died there on the 1 1 th of Rajab in the year 605 A.H.

Sultan Al-tamash

He hailed from the Arab tribe of Turkestan. His father was named Yalam Khan. As already described, he is a disciple of Hazrat Qutub-ud-Din Bakhtiar Kaki. He also derived inner blessings from Hazrat Khawaja Gharib Nawaz.

Sheikh Abdullah Razi

He is the same man Abdullah Razi, resident of Ray near

Tehran who, as described already, was a fire-worshipper.

Subsequently, witnessing the supernatural power of Hazrat

Khawaja Usman Harooni in extinguishing the fire, he embraced slain.

At last, being benefited by the favour and regard of Hazrat (hawaja Gharib Nawaz, he achieved spiritual powers, attained perfection and become a perfect saint.2 The author of Gulzar-i4 brar has described him as one ofthe Caliphs ofGharib Nawaz.3

Sheikh Safi-ud-Din Ibrahim Razi

He reached India in search of his spiritual teacher -Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni. On reaching Ajmer, he devoted himself to the service of Hazrat Khawaja Gharib Nawaz. At last, he became saintly. After his death, he was buried underneath the vall ofthe tomb ofGharib Nawaz. The author of Gulzar-i-Abrar as described him as one of the Caliphs of Hazrat Khawaja harib Nawaz. He is the same man who, according to the author )f Sair-ul-Arefeen, had accompanied Hazrat Khawaja Usman I{arooni to the abode ofthe fire-worshippers and who lies buried there in Ray.

Hazrat Sayyed Arab

He arrived in Badaun at the beginning of the 7th century Rijra. He was a man of great spiritual powers.

He lies buried in Badaun. He has the honour of being a liscip1e of Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni.4

Sayed Moeen-ud-Din

He is a disciple of Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooni, He lies buried in Bayana, near Bharatpur.5

Hazrat Qazi Danyal Qutri

Giving up his residence permanently in Qatr he reached India. At first he stayed in Lahore. Afterwards he stayed in Deoband for some time. Many people got benefited by hi s company. He achieved great fame.

The inborn desire of Sultan Iltutmash to meet him is responsible for his being called to Badaun. He was offered the post of Qazi. From that time onwards he came to be known s “Qazi-ul-Quza.” The Qazi Sahib was not only fond of knowledge and learning but was also anxious to attain inner perfection. His attachment for and faith in Hazrat Khawaja Usman Harooxai brought him to the fold of Chishtis. It is said that he lies buried in Badaun on the south of the eastern gate of the monastery cf Pir Haram Mecca Sahib. His descendants still continue to recei’ve and attain knowledge and learning.

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