Khwaja Moin-uddin Hasan Chisti (R.A) occupies a prominent place among the spiritual Healers of the world. In his temperament as in the circumstance of his life Khwaja Sahib was destined for an extra ordinary career. Into a tottering civilization, fraught with material acquisition, which guaranteed no safety to human life and which conferred no spiritual freedom on human beings he burst forth all the masterful force of his personality, There is a complete blending of greatness and grace, mediation and action precept, practice, indifference of the mystic and idealism of a Saint. He stands for all that is true, Beautiful and Noble..
He is a Symbol of Love, Harmony and Truth.
The sources of this power may be traced to his own exceptional endowments. Throughout his life, he exhibited the noble traits of character so peculiar to the house of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) to which he belonged.
Ghraib Nawaz (R.A) was born in Sanjar ,a village of khursan province in 537 Hijri Sanjar is located in North of Qandhar at the distance to be covered in 24 hours. The mubarak place Is still remained.
Father of Gharib Nawaz (R.A) Syed GAYASUDDIN HASSAN (R.A) was the Grandson of HAZRAT MUSA KARIM (R.A). Mother of GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A), BIBI UMMUL WARA, known as Bibi MAH-E-NOOR was the great grand daughter of HAZRAT IMAM HASAN (R.A).Thus GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A) is Hussani Syed with his paternal blood and Hassni Syed by maternal side.
Gharib Nawaz (R.A) ‘s mother, Hazrat BIBI UMMUL WARA is quoted as saying “As soon as “I conceived this beloved son, Moinuddin, the house seemed to be full of blessing and prosperity. Our enemies turned into friends and I started having pious and auspicious dreams and when he was born, my house was shining with a divine light.
Pedigree ( PATERNAL)
- Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Gyasudin (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Najmuddin Tahir (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Syed Ibraheem (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Syed Idrees (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Jafar Sadiq (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Mohammed Baqar (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Zainul Aabedeen (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Syedna Imam Husain (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Amerul Momineen Hazart Ali Karam allahu Wajhu (R.A)
- Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) S/O
- Bibi Ummul Wara
- D/O Hazrat Syed Daud (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Abdullah Hambli (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Zahid (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Mohammed Mauris (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Dawood (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Musa (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Syed Abdullah Makhfi (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Hasan Masna (R.A)
- S/O Hazrat Syedna Imam Hassan (Radhi Allahu taala anhu)
- S/O Hazrat Amerul Momeineen hazrat ali karam allahu wajhu
Khwaja Shaib (R.A) received his early education at home. His father was a great learned man khwaja sahib (R.A) learned the holy kuran at the early age of nine later was sent to maktabas of sanjar, where he learnt Tafseer and fiqah and hadiths and in a short span of time. He gained deep knowledge of this entire subject.
New Turns in Life
As a will of Allah when Khwaja Gharib nawaz(R.A) was at a small age of 14. his father left for heavenly abode and he became an orphan. He inherited a garden and a mill from his father. After few months of his father death his mother also left this transitory world.
Since his early age, Khwaja Sahib (R.A) was fond of the company of dervesh and fakirs and had a great respect for them.
One day, as to routine when he was watering the plants , a Majzoob arrived there. The Majzoob was SHEIKH IBRAHIM QUNDOZI (R.A). When Khwaja Sahib saw the old man, He left his work and stepped forward and welcomed him. He kissed the hand of the old man, took him to tree and requested him to sit under its shadow. At that time Khwaja Sahib (R.A) had nothing to offer him. It was the grape season and the bunch of grapes were there on the trees. He plucked a bunch of sweat and juicy grapes, offered him and then sat in front of him respectfully. The God- Loving Majzoob liked his gesture and enjoyed few pieces of grapes with pleasure. The enlightened Majzoob immediately recognized that the promising child is in search of truth. So he took out a piece of oil cake, crushed it under his teeth and put into the mouth of Khwaja Sahib(S.A). As he had a great respect and love for dervesh and fakirs , he swallowed it . And Lo ! all of a sudden, the entire world lost its importance and there was no barrier between him and God. With swallowing of piece of oil cake, he was in spiritual world. When regained his consciousness , he found himself alone. SHEIKH IBRAHIM QUNDOZI (R.A) had taken his way.
Though SHEIKH IBRAHIM QUNDOZI (R.A) left Khwaja Sahib alone, but it was unforgettable to him what he witnessed in the spiritual world. He had a great desire to witness the same repeatedly. He tried his level best to have patience and restraint over himself but was unsuccessful . He could not control himself. He was now under great influence of love and passion and when his love for truth crossed its limits, the entire world became immaterial to him. Thus he sold his belongings, distributed the cash and his possessions among the poor and needy and set off in search of truth with a meager maintenance.
After having glimpse of divine light through SHEIKH IBRAHIM QUNDOZI (R.A), Hazrat Khwaja (RA) was very restless and his thirst for acquisition of knowledge further fanned the fire of love and passion so he left the land of Samarkand and separating the name of Allah set off towards west in search of his MURSHID-E-KAMIL At last he reached a town named Haroon which was away from Neshapur.
Blessing of Allah
Hazart Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) reached Makkah muazzama and one day while offering prayers in Kaaba, he heards voice saying ” O moin-uddin I am greatly pleased with you and grant you pardon “Ask for any thing thou may’s like, so that we may grant that to the. He submitted respectfully This ” O Great God Give salvation to the followers and disciples of Moin-uddin come the reply ” O Moin-uddin, you are accepted one I will give salvation to the followers and disciples and also to thoue who may enter the fold till the day of Resurrection”. After performing pilgrimage to Kabba and performing the Haj, He reached Medina, he was engaged in prayers in QUBA Mosque. During this time he received the mandate from the court of holy prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) to the effect that ;-
“O-Moinuddin! you are a helper of my religion, I entrust to you the country of HINDUSTAN (INDIA ),There prevails darkness proceed to India and spread the Gospel of truth.”
Receiving, This mandate, he was immensely pleased but wondered, as to where Ajmer was situated. In the meanwhile, He was blessed by seeing the Holy Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) in dream and our NABI (S.A.W) showed him the city, the fort and the situation of Ajmer
Meeting with Peer-O-Murshid
Al though Haroon was a small town but Allah was kind enough to its people and showering his blessings on them in those days. Hazrat KHWAJA SHAIKH USMAN HAROONI (R.A) was there and its presence was filling the town with prosperity and blessing of ALLAH. Hazrat Shaeikh Usman Harooni (R.A) was among Mashaik –E-Kubra and people from far and near were gaining their desires fulfilled from him. At last his love and passion for truth made him reached to his goal i.e. he entered Haroon town, he was overjoyed as he found the sources of eternity our Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) became disciple of Hazrat KHWAJA SHAIKH USMAN HAROONI (R.A) and the Pir-E-Kamil accepted him as the Murshid . Khwaja Gharib ‘Nawaj (R.A) narrated the entire episode as follows:- I presented myself in an assembly where august personalities were gathered and were sitting with great respect. Huzoor instructed : “Offer two Rakaat-Namaz.” I followed Then he asked me: “Sit down facing Qibla.” I sat down with great respect facing Qibla. He then asked me :”Recite Surah Baqar”. I obeyed him. He then ordered: “Recite Subhan Allah sixty times.” I did it . Then Huzoor hold my hand with his hand ,looked at the sky and said:
At the end Hazrat KHWAJA SHAIKH USMAN HAROONI (R.A) put a special Turkish cap, called Kulah-e-chahar- turki on my head and awarded me a Chugha-e-Mubarak (gown) to put on and then asked me to sit and I sat down. Now he instructed me to recite Surah-e-Ikhlas a thousand times. When I finished, he said,”Our Mashaik complete a mushahida of a day and night, so go and complete the mushahida for the same period. In obedience, I spent one day and one night in prayers and worshiping Allah. Next day I presented myself before him. He asked me to sit and I sat down. He said, ” Look into the sky “. I did. He then enquired. ” As to where do you see ?”. I answered, “To Arsh-e-Mualla.”
He instructed me to look into the earth. I followed. He then asked the same question : “As to where do you see? “.
I said, “Upto Tehtussara.” He said, “Recite Surah Ikhlas a thousand times. ” When I completed , Hazart asked to look into the sky. I looked and said, “I clearly see till Hijab-e-Azmat.” He then asked me to close my eyes. I obeyed. Later he put two fingers before me and asked, What do you see?” I replied, eighteen thousand universes are before my eyes.” As soon as I completed the sentence, he said,” Now , the job is over”.
Later on, he pointed towards a brick, laying in a corner and asked me to remove it. There were some dinars under it. He instructed me to distribute them among the poors, and that I did . At the end he said :“Be with us for a few days.”And it was a pleasure for me to be with him.
Hazart Gharib Nawaz (R.A) lived in the service of his pir-o-murshid for a long time and in this period he wrote a book named ” ANIS-UL-ARWA” in which he fulfilled the behest of his spiritual guide and teacher and Hazart Khwaja usman harooni (r.a) made him his Sajada nashine or descendent and To him the holy relics of holy prophet Mohammed, (S.A.W) which were handed one to another in the chishti order.
After getting the fruits of his services from his pir-o-murshid. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) left on travel in search of truth and peace and would spent most of his time in prayer and devotions of Allah.