Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)
Sufi Saints Arrival in India
Hazart Khwaja Garib
Nawaz Chishti Sufi Saint in Ajmer Sharif Dargah Rajasthan India
Wallie of Allah Hazrat Gharib Nawaz (R.A) marched toward India, Along with his disciples
(Mureds) armed with love of Allah and blessing of Nabi- Huzoor (S.A.W). He first
reached Hearat from their he reached Sabzwar the ruler of sabzwar Shaik Mohammed
Yadgar was very tyrant and of bad character, but when he came in contacted of this
Wallie he was greatly ashamed of his past misdeed and pleaded with Gharib Nawaz
(R.A) to show him the right way. Gharib Nawaz (R.A) was kind enough and show him
the way which headed toward Allah later on this king left all the worldly pleasure
and became the disciple of Hazart Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A).
From Sabzwar, Gharib Nawaz (R.A) Reached Ghazni, and their GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A) meet
with Sultan-ul-Mashaikh Syed Abdul Wahid (R.A). From their Hazrat Qutub-ul- Aqtab
(R.A), Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtyar Kaki (R.A) Shaikhul-Mashaikh Hazart Mohammed Yadgar
(R.A) and Syedus-Sadaat Harzart Khwaha Fakhruddin Gurdezi (my ancestors) accompanied
Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) in his journey.
The caravan of saints of Allah was now on the border of India. Sky high mountains
were in the way but the perfect determination of Khwaja Shaib (R.A) could not be
deferred. With the name of Almighty, he stepped into mountains and after passing
through the hills, valleys and other hindrances he arrived at the border area of
At that time, when Khwaja Sahib entered India, King Shahabuddin Ghauri was defeated
by Prithviraj and his army retreated to Ghazni. people asked Khwaja Sahib (R.A)
and his companions not to proceed further as the king of Muslims had been defeated.
But all the Saints of the group said : "You were dependent on swords but we
have faith in Almighty." Thus the caravan reached at the bank of Ravi river
after passing through Fort Shadman and Multan.
Across the Ravi was located Lahore the capital of Punjab and the high rise spires
of temples were telling the tales of splendor of the city. They crossed river and
stayed at the mazar of Hazart Ali Bin Usman Hijweri, known as Data Ganj Bakhsh (R.A)
just out side city wall.
Hazart Data Ganj Bakhsh (R.A) was one of the greatest saints of his time. So Khwaja
Sahib (R.A) sat in Etekaaf and spiritually benefited himself and left. Leaving this
place he recited the following verse :
"Ganj Bakhsh Faize-Alam Mazhar-e-Noor-e-Kuda
Naquisan Ra Pir-e-Kamil, Kamilan Ra Rahnuma"
The extemporary composed verse" is a reflection of his real sentiments and
so it became so popular that even nowadays, people recite it whole heartedly as
After leaving Lahore, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) reached Samna (Patiala) and stayed
there. Though apparently, people there were sympathetic but in reality they were
enemy to him and wanted to harm him. and the mother of Prithviraj, King of Delhi
and Ajmer was an astrologer and after having knowledge through her astrology, she
informed her son about signs of a person who will be the cause of his destruction.
In view of this prediction, the king asked the artists to sketch the person who
resembled Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) and sent these sketches to all the border areas.
He also ordered his men to kill the person resembling with sketch as and where found.
Thus when Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) reached Samna, King’s men seeing the resemblance,
tried to stop him. But Khwaja Sahib (R.A) comprehended their inner feelings through
Divine inspiration. So he along with his companions slipped from the hands of their