Hazrat Sayed Shah Nizamuddin Auliya Maqbul-e-ilahi Kalimi Chishty Aurangabadi
Life Of Qutubul Aqtaab Qutub-e-Deccan Shaikh ul Islam Hazrat Khawaja Sayyed Shah
Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi (Rehmatullahalaih)
Among the most renowned saints in India Sheikh ul Islam wal Muslimin Hazrat khwaja
Shah Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi Rh is counted as one of the prominent saint of
India. The year of birth of Hazrat Rh was 1060 Hijri i.e. 1650 AD. He belongs to
village near Lucknow named as Kakor.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Rh was murid and Khalifa-e-azam of Hazrat Sheikh Kalimullaha
shah Jahanabadi Rh. The peer-o- Murshad (Spiritual Preceptor) of Hazrat Sheikh Kalimullaha
shah Jahanabadi Rh was Qutube Madina Shaikh Yahiya Madani Rh.
According to the advice of Sheikh Yahiya Madani Rh Shaikh Kalimullaha Rh has bestowed
upon Shah Nizamuddin Auliya Rh the title of Khalifa-e-Azam and instructed him to
settle in Deccan an showered upon him the vilayat and responsibility of deccan
When Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Rh was learning the basic in his village Kakor at
the same time in Madina Munnawara preparation for his spiritual teaching were going
on, which means that in Madinatul Munnwara at the Rauza of Rasulallah Sallalallaho
allahi wasallam the Qutubul Madina Hazrat Sheikh Yahiya Madani Rh showered spiritual
teaching and learning to Hazrat Sheikh Kalimullaha Shah Jahanabadi Rh. After giving
khilafat to sheikh Kalimullah Rh Sheikh Yahiya Madani Rh gave farewell and advised
him the name of his spiritual successor will be "NIZAMUDDIN" who will come to you
to seek the knowledge and will recite the following couplet.
"Supurdum bato maaye kheshra tu daani hisaabe kamo beshra"
(I have surrendered myself to you; you know the best for me.)
After hearing this Sheikh Kalimullaha Rh become emotional for some time and he recalled
the prophesy of Sheikh Yahiya Madni Rh then he narrated that event of Madina Munnwara
to Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Rh that my Peer-o-Murshid Sheikh Yahiya Madni Rh has
said that a man named "NIZAMUDDIN" will come to your khanqah (sufi monastery) to
get higher islamic education but later his heart will drew him towards the path
of spiritual teaching (Sufism) he will express his desire and will recite this couplet
(sher) and you should provide him with all spiritual teaching knowledge as he will
be your "Khalifa-e-azam" who will spread and propogate Islam and chistiya silsila.
Thus the spiritual teaching of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Rh started after a period
of strict spiritual tranning Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Rh was made the khalifa-e-Azam
of Shah kalimullah Rh and instructed him to settled in deccan and showered upon
him the Vilayat of deccan.
With the instruction of Peer-o-Murshid Sheikh Kalimullaha Rh. Hazrat Nizamuddin
Auliya Rh came to deccan and he traveled to Burhanpur, Sholapur, Bijapur and permanently
setlled at Aurangabad. Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Rh started a spiritual khanqah (sufi
monastery) at Aurangabad and devoted the whole life for the spiritual uplifting
of the people.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Rh after arrival at Aurangabad became anxious for blessing
of Peer-o-Murshid. Thus Both the sufi saints were in continuous contact through
correspondence with letters. Shaikh Kaleemullah Rh provided guidance to Hazrat Nizamuddin
Auliya Rh. Through these letters, these letters were collected and rewritten in
persion language by Hazrat Kasim Ali Rh. The collection of these letters are called
as Maktubaat-e-kaleemi. This book is translated in urdu by the present Sajjada Nashin
Syed Moinuddin @ Mohemmed Miya, Dargha Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi in the
The spiritual titles given to Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya described in the letters
of Shaikh Kaleemullah Jahanabadi Rh Are as follows.
The mystic saint of the world of lovers of Almighty God.
They witness of the high attributes of beloved Dervishes of Almighty God.
The comfort of the mystic Dervishes.
The prominent sufi saint of Islam and Muslims.
Saint Nizamuddin is the treasure mystic Sufies.
The venerable icon of Sufi Derveshes, the venerable icon of noble companion, the
master in theological commentary, truth and religion may almighty God perpetuate
his bounties in the universe.
The most prominent in the rank of lovers of almighty God, the trust worthly of those
who reached the nearness of almighty God, the prominent saint of Islam and Muslim
The mentor of Muslim Community, the establisher of religion of piece the beauty
of God through whose existence the pious Dervishes adorn their hereafter.
Further Hazrat Kaleemullah Jahanabadi Rh writes in his letters :-
Nizamuddin your every breath is counted as Haj, you purify the sole of your murid
by teaching them the attitude of speech (as the tongue can take you to hell or heaven.)
You teach them good mannars and etticates.
From above it is clear that Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya was very much near and dear
to Shaikh Kaleemullah Janabadi rh.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Rh came to Aurangabad and founded his Khankha. According
to Shah Suleman Tausvi Rh The Khankha of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya had 10 doors.
The needy persons used to come to the door with the paper on which there lawful
needs were written. This paper was stamped by the Name of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya
Rh and the Ameer i.e. officers and Jagirdars would regard it as the highest honor
to fulfill there brothers need because of their great respect and deep love for
The Khankha of Hazrat Rh was always full of needy people kamgar khan (murid) says
that he has never seen in his life the needy people returning empty handed from
Hazrat Rh Darbar.
TABLIGHI JADDO JEHED
(STRUGGLE FOR ISLAMIC PROPAGATION)
Accrording to the instructions of Shaikh Kaleemullah Jahanabadi rh. Hazrat Nizamuddin
Auliya rh. had decided to propagate spirituality as the main ambition of his life
and for this purpose he whole heartedly devoted his whole life and wealth.
Hazrat Kaleemullah rh. used to give instruction from Dehli and Hazrat Nizamuddin
Auliya rh. used to obey them word by word while coming to deccan with the royal
army Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya rh. had propogated and tried to reform the soldiers.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya rh. had succeeded in his ambition due to which as many
as three lakhs Mureedeens and 300 Kamil Khulfa (learned spritutal successors) were
there who were spreading his words ahead.
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