"Selected Teachings of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A)"
It is reported that a lot of sacred saying were coined by his Holiness
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty(R.A).These were collected,
recorded and presented by Persian writers and the Saints spiritual
successors, like Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki(Delhi), Baba
Farid-ud-din Ganj shakar(pakisan), Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Awliya of Delhi
etc. All these are valuable gems of wisdom. They have stood the test of
time for 8 centuries, and their efficacy and value to the pious and
virtuous people isi above question.We reproduce few of them-
Without performing "Namaz", none can approach 'Allah' (God), because 'Namaz'
is the climax (Mairaj) in the process such approach for pious.
If all the rules of Namaz were not followed properly, it is struck back
on the face of him who offers such a Namaz.
The heart of a lover (True lover of Allah) constantly burns with the
fire of love so much so that what ever intrudes upon its sanctity is
reduced to ashes.
A sin committed does not harm an individual so much as the looking down
upon one's own fellow beings.
Of all the worship that pleases Almighty Allah, the best is the grant of
relief to the humble and the oppressed.
Performance of charity is the key of attaining the state of generosity.
One who does not perform devotion to Allah is engaged in the career of
attaining a sinful earning.
There are four fundamental virtues of the individual self :
Firstly refraining from begging in the state of penury.
Secondly, showing the attitude of the well-fed when feeling hungry.
Thirdly, maintaining cheerfulness in the time of sorrow,
Fourthly, befriending in the enemy.
That man is true devotee of Almighty Allah, who resigns with pleasure to
the misfortune that comes from his beloved (Almighty Allah).
The path of love of God is such a path that who soever steps into it,
For a follower of the path of truth it is worse than a sin to disdain or
look down upon any one.
Those who are true Lovers of God give away both of the worlds for the
sake of their Beloved and even then feel that they have done nothing
Perfection in faith is evident by three things :
(1) Fear (2) Hope (3) Love .
The teachings of Hazrat Khwaja
Gharib Nawaz (R.A.)
have been recorded in several books of Mysticism. The essence of his
teachings are closest to Allah is one who possesses the following three
1.Magnanimity of the river.
2.Kindness of the sun.
3. Humility of the earth.
Noblest of characters is possessed by one who is:
1.Bountiful in poverty
2.Content in hunger