Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty (R.A) was one of the descendants of the illustrious
family of Haz rat Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W). His
father Syed Ghayasuddin Hasan(R.A) was a very pious personality. His mother, Syeda Bibi
Ummalwara alias Bibi Mahe-Noor, was the daughter of Syed Daud. While Haz rat Khwaja
Moinuddin's paternal genealogy is traced from Hazrat Imam Husain, the younger son of Haz at Ali
Karam-Allah Wajahu, his maternal genealogy is traced from Hazrat Imam Hasan, the elder son of
Below are given bot h of these, genealogies :
Paternal geneology : Khwaja Moinuddm Hasan Chishti son of Khwaja Syed Ghyasuddin Hasan
son of Syed Ahmed Hasan Sanjari son of Syed Husain Ahmed son of Hazrat Najmuddin Tahir
son of Syed Khwaja Abdul Aziz Husain son of Syed Imam Mohammed Mehdi son of Syed Imam
Hasan Askari son of Imam All Naqi son of Syed Imam Mohammed Taqi son of Imam Ah Musi
Raza son of Imam Musi Kazim Raza son of Imam Mohammed Jafar Sadiq son of Imam
Mohammed Baqar son of Hazrat Syed Imam Zain-ul Abideen son of Syed-us-S hohada Syed
Imam Husain son of Hazrat Ali Karam -Allah-Wajahu son-in-law of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
Maternal genealogy : Syeda Bibi Mah-e-Noor daughter of Syed Daud son of Hazrat Abdulla son
of Syed Zahid son of Syed Moons son of Syed Daud-I son of Syedna Moosa son of Syedna
Abdulla Mahaz son of Syedna Hasan Musa son of Syedna Hazrat Imam Hasan son of Syedna
Hazrat Ali Karam-Allah Wajahu son in law of the holy prophet.
KHWAJA SAHAB'S RE LA TIONS HIP WITH HA ZRA T GHOUS UL A ZAM (R.A.)
The two are relat ed to each other by blood. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz and Hazrat Ghous Pak are
maternal cousins.One more relation is that Hazrat Shaikh Mohiuddin Abdul Qadar Jilani (Ghousul
Azam) is a maternal uncle of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.). Hazrat Shaikh Mohiuddin
Abdul Qadar Jilani is the grands on of Hazrat Abdulla al Hambli. On the other side, the mother of
Hazrat Khwaja Sahib, Hazrat Bibi Mahey Noor, is the grand daughter of Hazrat Abdulla -al-
Hambli.Thus, the mother of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishty(R.A) is a cousin of Hazrat
Ghous Pak (R.A.).
TEACHINGS & SAYINGS
It is reported that a lot of sacred saying were coined by his Holiness Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin
Hasan Chishty(R.A). These were collected, recorded and presented by Persian writers and the
Saints spiritual successors, like Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki(Delhi), Baba Farid -ud-din Ganj
shakar(pakisan), Hazrat Nizam -ud-din Awliya of Delhi etc. All these are valuable gems of wisdom.
They have stood the test of time for 8 cent uries, and their efficacy and value to the pious and
virtuous people isi above question.We reproduce few of them -
1. Without performing "Namaz", none can approac h 'Allah' (God), because 'Namaz' is the climax
(Mairaj) in the process such approach for pious.
2. If all the rules of Namaz were not followed properly, it is struck back on the face of him who
offers such a Namaz.
3. The heart of a lover (True lover of Allah) constantly burns with the fire of love so much so that
what ever intrudes upon its sanctity is reduced to ashes.
4. A sin committed does not harm an individual so much as the looking down upon one's own
5. Of all the wors hip that pleases Almighty Allah, the best is the grant of relief to the humble and
6. Performance of charity is the key of attaining the state of generosity.
7. One who does not perform devotion to Allah is engaged in the career of attaining a sinful
8. There are four fundament al virtues of the individual self :
Firstly refraining from begging in the state of penury.
Secondly, showing the attitude of the well-fed when feeling hungry.
Thirdly, maintaining cheerfulness in the time of sorrow,
Fourt hly, befriending in the enemy.
9. That man is true devotee of Almighty Allah, who resigns with pleasure to the mis fort une that
comes from his beloved (Almighty Allah).
10. The path of love of God is such a path that who soever steps into it, loses himself.
11. For a follower of the path of truth it is worse than a sin to disdain or look down upon any one.
12. Those who are true Lovers of God give away both of the worlds for the sake of their Beloved
and even then feel that they have done nothing worthy.
13. Perfection in faith is evident by three things :
(1) Fear (2) Hope (3) Love .
14. The teac hings of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) have been recorded in several books of
The essence of his teachings are close st to Allah is one who posse sse s the following
1.Magnanimity of the river
2.Kindness of the sun.
3. Humility of the earth
Noblest of characters i s posse ssed by one who is
1.Bountiful in poverty
2.Content in hunger
3.Cheerful in grief
4. Friendly in hostility
Surest way to keep off the internal punishment in the hell is:
1 .To feed the hungry.
2. To redress the aggrieved.
3. To help the distressed.
Khwaja Gharib Nawaz 's spiritual mission is to shatter the barriers which stand bet ween man and
man for diverse reasons and knit humanity in a Common bond of fraternity and love, regardless
of religion, caste or creed. Since the inception of the Holy Shrine, over 8 centuries , religious
customs, rites, duties, tradition and ceremonies have evolved and have been established, duly
and faithfully performed by the hereditary members of the Khadim community in accordance with
the tenets of Chishtya silsila (order).
ARRIVAL IN INDIA
It was in the year of grace, 587 A.H. or 1191 A.D. that Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty(R.A)
entered India and proceeded to Delhi via Fort Shaadman, Multan, Lahore and Samana (a town of
the old Patiala State). At Lahore, Khwaja Sahab stayed for 40 days at the shrine of Hazrat Data
Ganj Baksh, a great saint who had come to India before Khwaja Saheb and enjoyed considerable
respect and popularity in the Punjab.
Warning of Raja Prithviraj's mother:
It must be recalled here that the learned mother of Raja prithviraj chauhan, who ruled Ajmer and
Delhi at that time, had warned her son 12 years ago by her astrological knowledge that a "Saint"
would ent er his kingdom from the North one day and destroy it if he would not be wise enough to
respect him and compromise with him. The Raja had, therefore, de puted intelligent spies all over
the North-western frontier to watch the 'expected' saint with a view to foil his entry and finish him
before he could do any mischief- When Khwaja Saheb reached Samana (a town of the old
Patiala State) the spies were shrewd enough to recognise him and want ed to harm him by
intrigue. They invited him to stay with them as their guest and accept their hospitality. But a
'Basharat' from the Holy Prophet warned him not to trust them but to continue his journey onward
Entry in Delhi:
A great political event coincided with the journey of Khwaja sahab from Lahore to Delhi. On the
decline of Sultan Mahmud's reign in Ghazni, Sultan Ghiyasuddin Ghauri and his brot her
Shahabuddin Ghauri had assumed power and capt ured Lahore from the last Ghazni governor
Khusro Shah. Before ret urning to his capital Shahabuddin Ghauri was, however challenged (after
he had captured Bhatinda) by, and suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Raja Prithviraj
Chauhan of Ajmer in the first battle of Trawri or Tarain (40 Kos from Delhi) in 587 A.H. or 1191
A.D. He escaped mirac ulously with his wounds by the help of a faithful Khilji slave who carried
him safe on his horseback from the battle field.
The Khwaja Saheb on his journey to Delhi met some Khilji and Pathan sepoys - remnants of
Shahabuddin Ghauri's defeated army - who warned the saint not to vesture his entry into Delhi at
such a dangerous time. But, as has always been proved, he was too big for such a warning and,
despite all prevailing prejudice against Muslims in such an atmosphere, he continued his journey
courageously towards Delhi.
It can be easily surmised that the Khwaja Saheb's entry in Delhi, under such a prejudiced
atmosphere, must have taxed his and his few followers ' courage and pers everance to the utmost
capacity, specially when they had nothing to protect themselves except their staunch faith in
Allah. And indeed nothing could disturb or prevent him and his resolute mission even when his
appearance actually infuriat ed the inhabitants of Delhi. A citizens' deputation approached
Khandey Rao, the cousin of Raja Prithviraj and governor of Delhi under his regime, and easily
obtained his orders for the immediate expulsion of Khwaja Saheb and his few companions from
Delhi. But whosoever went to execute the order, he was so irresistibly over -powered and
subdued by the great saint's magnetic personality and affectionate demeanour that he was, on
the contrary, obliged to listen to Khwaja Saheb's sermon and embrace Islam instead of evicting
him from the city. This was the great saint's fast miracle on the soil of India, which killed all
prejudice against his religion surprisingly and converted the same int o a deep affection and
reverence for him. As this news went round the city, people began t o flock round him in ever
increasing numbers and embraced Islam unhesitatingly. When sufficient seed of Islamic faith was
thus scattered in the soil of Delhi, the Khwaja Saheb deputed Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin
Bakhtiyar Kaki (his beloved Khalifa) to carry o n the good work there and himself proceeded to
MARRIAGES & CHILDREN
The childhood of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) was full of miseries and hardships. He spent his
youth in search of knowledge and truth. At the age of about 50 years, when he has almost settled
in Ajmer and the preaching services were on the top, he dreamt Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W)
who said," O Moinuddin! You have been very active in obeying Allah's orders but why didn't you
follow my sunnah.". Thus , Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A ) made two marriages, one after another.
1. Hazrat Khwaja Fakhrudin (R.A):
He was the eldest son of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) he was a great saint and a scholar as well,
he died in Sarwar town some 40 miles away from Ajmer, his URS is celebrated on the 6th of
shaban every year with great Favour.
2. Hazrat Khwaja Hissamuddin (R. A):
He was the 2nd son and was also a great saint as well, he possed the quality of salvation, he
made tough excessive for self-purification at the age of 45, he disappeared from the human ey es
and joined religious fraternity.
3. Hazart Khwaja Ziauddin Abu Sayeed (R.A):
He was the youngest son of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz(R.A) his mazar-e-mubarak is in the premise
of the shrine.
4. Hazrat Bibi Hafiza Jamal (R.A):
She was the only daught er of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz (R.A) she was of great religious personality.
she guided thousand of women to the right eous path her mazar -e-mubarak is located just near
the mazar of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz (R.A.).
It will not be out of place to mention that the lineal descendants of Khwaja Sahib extinguished
after three generations. The Khadims of Khwaja SB. performed all the functions attached to the
shrine as is evident from various Farmans of Akbar and other Moghal kings, supported by such
authentic historical works as Akbar Nama, by Abul Fazl.
ismillahir Rehmanir Raheem
The person who makes it his habit to recite the following Du‟a regularly will achieve success in
this world and the hereafter:
“Allahumma Rabbanaa Aatinaa Fid Dunyaa Hasanataw Wafil Aakhirati Has anat aw Waqinaa
„Adhaaban Naar. ”
Freedom from all Calamaties : Rasool Allah Sallallaho „Alaihi
Wasallam said, “Nothing in the world will be able to harm the
person who recites the following supplication three times
every morning and night:
“Bismillaahil Ladhee Laa Yadurru Ma‟as Mihee Shay-un Fil Ardi
Walaa Fis Samaa-i Wahuwas Samee‟ul „Aleem.”
Dua at Time of Distress Hazrat „Abdullah bin „Abbas
Radiallaho Almighty „Anhuma reports that whenever Rasool
Allah Sallallaho „Alaihi Wasallam was distressed or worried
about anything, he would recite the following supplication:
“Laa Ilaaha Illal Laahul Haleemul Hakeemu Laa Ilaaha Illal Laahu
Rabbul „Arshil „Adheemi Laa Ilaaha Illal Laahu Rabbus maawaati Wal
Ardi Warabbul „Arshil Kareem.” more