Nizamuddin Auliya to Amir Khusro: I am weary of everyone, even myself, but never of you

Amir Khusro would pray most of the night. Once his master Nizamuddin Auliya asked him: “Turk, what is the state of being occupied?” “There are times at the end of the night when one is overcome by weeping,” he replied. “Praise be to God, bit by bit is being manifest,” Nizamuddin said. But what was… continue reading

Mulla Naseeruddin Modern Tales -1

The security staff at Konya airport looked at him in surprise, he has seen his caricature somewhere for sure. He couldn’t recollect. He checked the Turkish Airline boarding pass again, the elderly gentleman’s name read Nasredin Hodja. He stamped the pass & handed it over to him. The old man flashed his perfect white teeth… continue reading

Life, times and Sufi poetry of Hazrat Shah Niyaz Ahmad

Hazrat Shah Niyaz Ahmed was a renowned saint and founder of Khanqah-e Niyazia and the Niyazi Sufi Order. Hazrat Shah Niyaz Ahmed was an Alvi Syed from his paternal lineage and a Rizvi Syed from the maternal side. His forefathers belonged to royal family of Bukhara (present day Uzbekistan).Among his forefathers Hazrat Shah Ayaat-ul-lah Alvi… continue reading

Basant: The day hope lived in Nizamuddin Auliya again

There was a day when hope died in Nizamuddin Auliya’s khanqah. That was the day he buried his nephew Taqiuddin Nuh, the apple of his eye, quite like his favourite disciple, Amir Khusro, court poet of the sultans of Delhi and master musician. The master grieved. He had not known grief such as this; this… continue reading

सूफ़ी ‘तुराब’ के कान्ह कुँवर (अमृतरस की समीक्षा)

हिन्दुस्तान ने सभ्यता के प्रभात काल से ही विभिन्न पन्थों, मतों, परम्पराओं और वैचारिक पद्धतियों का हृदय से स्वागत किया है । जो भी वस्तु या विचार शुभ है, भद्र है भारत ने उसे हमेशा से आमन्त्रित किया है । ऋग्वेद का ऋषि इसी कामना को “आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः[1]” (सभी ओर से… continue reading

A Brief History Of Khanqah Kazamia Qalandariya,Kakori Sharif

Muslim Sufi ideology had been spread by the saints who came from various Islamic countries. The cultural and religious atmosphere of India was very favorable for Sufism which has a power to move the minds towards humanity and philanthropy. Quran teaches us that we must love God and the effect of which produces love for… continue reading