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Nizam-ud-din Auliya & Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti- Encyclopaedia of Saints of India (Part-20)

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Item Code: UBC503
Author: S. R. Bakshi, Sangh Mittra
Publisher: Criterion Publications, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 817938022X
Pages: 314
Other Details 6.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 480 gm
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About The Book

Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Auliya and Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti represented a unique generation of saints who are ever loved and respected by millions of their devotees in India and aboard. They were scholars, opposed slavery, showed much love and respect for women and children, propagated quest for reality and truth, realism as a School of Thought, concern for ailing people and a truthful model of conduct.

The text contains two parts. Whereas the former deals with the ideology and philosophy of Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Auliya having deep bearing on his early career, struggle, his personality as a man, a scholar, and life in the the later covers the ideology of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti in seven chapters Le. history of the shrine, pilgrimage to Ajmer, administration of Dargah, seven basic truths and social perspective in manifestation.

This work would be useful for teachers, students and scholars in India and abroad.

Contents include: PART I-Hazrat Nizam- ud-din Auliya (1238 A.D.-1325 A.D.); Life in Badaon: The Chishti Order in India; Early Struggle in Delhi; The Mystic and his Khalifahs; The Man; The Scholar; Khanqah Life; An Estimate. PART II-Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti: History of the Shrine; Pilgrimage to Ajmer; Administration of Dargarh; Endowments and Finances; The Seven Basic Truths; Social Perspective in Manifestation; Social Perspective in Integration.

About the Author

Dr. S.R. Bakshi, Ph.D., D.Litt. is an eminent scholar of Modern Indian History and is the author of several works on Indian nationalism and freedom movement. His recent works include 'Encyclopaedic History of Indian Culture and Religion' (in 5 Vols.), The Great Marathas' (in 5 Vols.), The Great Rajputs' (in 6 Vols.), 'B.R. Ambedkar: His Political and Social Ideology' (in 2 Vols.), 'Encyclopaedic History of The Sikhs and Sikhism' (in 6 Vols.), The Great Moghuls' (in 8 Vols.), and 'Development of Women, Children and Weaker Sections' (in 5 Vols.). Dr. Bakshi is member of several academic institutions having deep bearing on historical research.

Dr. Sangh Mittra, LL.B. Ph.D. from Lucknow University, is Dy. Director (Research) in Indian Council of Historical Research. Her Ph.D. thesis on 'Iconographic Study of Minor Brahmanical Deities in Northern India' is published along with more than 20 Research Papers in reputed historical journals. She is Life Member of several academic institutions and a reputed examiner of Ph.D. thesis of Universities of North India. Besides she has actively participated in numerous national and international Seminars.


He was a disciple of Bakhtiar Kaki and in the line of disciples of Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti. Auliya opened the door of his mystic principles and admitted all classes of people. Thus he enjoyed immense popularity and influence among them and also had their confidence. If ever a disciple committed a sin, he confessed it before the saint and avowed allegiance to him. Under Auliya the Chisti silsilah reached its high water-mark.

Indeed Auliya was a learned man and led a pious life. He kept himself aloof and did not participate in any official function of the ruler. He was of the opinion that God and mammon could not be served simultaneously. He asked his followers not to accept any favour from anybody. He always stated, 'The only way to love and adore God was to love Him for the sake of the human beings and to love human beings for the sake of God."

All actions have an effect. Destiny is but another name for their effect. Many people have erred in regard to the problem of destiny and effort. The fact is that effort only succeeds when destiny is favourable. It has been well said, "The good one enjoys is not because of the strength of one's arm; it has to be a gift from providence! He has written my destiny with his own hand; He writes well and cannot have written ill! What can a relation do? When can one gain by appealing to another? Each has to work out his own destiny."

Asceticism is the only glorious thing in reality. The journey is grounded on renunciation. But ordinarily a man cannot give up all his desires at once. He is subject to human emotions and appetites. He should acquire proper faith and the desire to live up to it; and should give up evil habits, drinking, gambling, hunting, prostitution and the like.

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