Text and pictures from the Aulia e Hind website.
His Shrine His mazar (shrine) is the pride of Pakpattan. Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia constructed his tomb. The mazar has two doors, named Noori darwaza and Bahishti darwaza. Bahishti darwaza opens once a year and during the fair thousands of people pass through it. It (door) is made of silver and floral designs are laid in gold sheet. Thousands of devotees come to visit the shrine daily from within the country and from abroad. His death anniversary is celebrated every year on the 5th of Muharram. Continue reading
Hazrat Hasan Basri
HAZRAT KHWAJA HASAN BASRI. was the spiritual descendant of Hazrat Ali (ra) in the Chishti silsila. He comes after Ali (ra) and before Hazrat Kwaja ‘Abd al-Wahid Bin Zayd who was his student in Basra.
In his childhood Hazrat Hasan was fortunate enough to drink the water that was left in the cup by the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saw). When the Prophet knew of it he remarked, “This child will receive from the Lord an amount of knowledge equivalent to the water drunk.” When they brought Hazrat Hasan, as a newly born child before Hazrat Umer (ra), he said, “Call him by the name of Hasan, as he is beautiful. He was initiated by Hazrat Ali (ra). Continue reading
Pir-o-Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan
Pir-o-Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan passed on to the next life on 12 September 2016 in Munich, Germany. He was the leader of the International Sufi Movement founded by his father Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. Continue reading
Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
When Inayat Khan came to the West — from his perspective we might call it “the mysterious West” — in 1910, he brought with him the traditions of the Sufi schools of India and Central Asia. He came with the intention of bringing harmony, and even as the methods he was to teach were all but unknown to a Eurocentric, post-Victorian society, so was the ground in which his seeds were to be sown a world unknown to him. Continue reading
This information is taken from the Inayati Order Website (www.inayatiorder.org)
Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan was the first child of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan and his American wife, Amina Begum (nee Ora Ray Baker). With the genetic heritage of Eastern and Western Mystics, Noor was a child of destiny. She deeply affected the hearts of all those she encountered, from her childhood meeting with her father’s disciples, to the Nazi interrogators who destroyed her body, but could not break her spirit. Continue reading