Nizamuddin Aulia Zikra Dehli
Hazrat Shaikh Khawaj Syed Nizamuddin Awliya
1238 AD –– 3 April 1325 AD
Hazrat Sheikh Khwaja Sayed Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)
represents in many ways the pinnacle of the Chishti Order (Silsila).
His spiritual guide, Hazrat Baba Fareed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), said to him on appointing him as his successor, “Be like a big tree so that Allah’s creation, the human beings in their vast multitudes, may find rest and solace under your shadow.”
This partly explains why he admitted so many men into the Chishti order as his disciples. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) sent his well-versed and caring disciples to far-flung areas of Uttar Pradesh, Rajastan, Gujarat, Bihar, and Bengal amongst other places to spread the word of truth.
With regard to the Sufi path, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) taught the following:
“For a dervish, three things are necessary. They all begin with an ‘ain’ (an Arabic letter): Ishq (love), Aql (intelligence) and Ilm (knowledge).”