Fawa'Id Al-Fu'Ad of Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya (Rahmatullah 'Alayh), Vol - I (Sessions 1 to 34) English Translation
Munir Ahmad Mughal
Punjab University Law College; Superior Law College; LIMIT Law College, Lahore
August 4, 2011
In the Indo-Pak subcontinent the Muslim era began with the blessed personalities of the Auliya’ Kiram. Through those self less and pure hearted human beings Allah Almighty revived the fields of the dead hearts and selves and granted health to the spiritual patients. Through these sincere men of God and the persons disciplined by them Islam was vastly propagated in the far off areas and corners of the sub-Continent and millions of mankind were favoured with guidance. By their training such men of action came to the scene that in their respective periods blew the spirit of faith, certitude, and good action and played a leading role in the field of struggle. The usefulness of this group of the puritans, its services, and its impacts upon the society are preserved in the chronicles of the history of Islam.
Among these selfless, pure hearted darwayshes (fuqara’ salihin) and the men of truthfulness there was a saint Sultan al-Masha’ikh Mahbub-i-Ilahi Hadrat Khawajah Nizamuddin Auliya’ (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ), who was born in the year 636 AH and died in the year 725 AH. He was of the highest rank of the perfect saints. The Chishtiyah Mystic Order was founded by Hadrat Khawajah Mu`inuddin Chishti Ajmeri (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ) but its real popularity is on account of Hadrat Khawajah Nizamuddin Auliya’ (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ). He was the murid-i-khass and Khalifah of Hadrat Baba Fariduddin Ganj Shakar (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ). He appointed many of his khulafa’ in various areas of the country whereby the propagation of Islam was made throughout the country. Undoubtedly, Khawajah Sahib has the pivotal role in the matter of spread of Islam and tasawwuf in India.
Among those who were spiritually disciplined under the direct attention of Hadrat Khawajah Nizamuddin Auliya’ (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ) and later accepted by the people as the big saints were the personalities like Hadrat Amir Khusro, Shaykh Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlawi, and Amir Hasan `Ula Sanjari (رحمۃ اللہ علیہم اجمعین) .
To get awareness of the teachings of Hadrat Khawajah Nizamuddin Auliya’ (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ) his malfuzat are available in the following collections, namely:
1. Fawa’idul-Fuwad compiled by Amir Hasan `Ula Sanjari (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ) ;
2. Afdalul-Fawa’id, attributed to Amir Khusro,
3. Halat Hadrat Chishtiyyah, though most of its contents are only malfuzat and aqwal.
4. Khayr-ul-Majalis compiled by Hayder Qalandar, it also contains a huge quantity of the malfuzat of Khawajah Sahib.
The collection before us is Urdu translation of the FAWA’IDUL-FUWAD (Persian) written by Amir Hasan `Ula Sanjarani (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ). This is the most famous book and Amir Khusro (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ) used to envy its compilation. These malfuzat consist of 188 Sessions/Assemblies w.e.f. 3 Sha`ban 2007 H to 20 Sha`ban 722 AH which shows that Hadrat Khawajah Nizamuddin Auliya’ (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ) was a spiritual healer, a guide of the spiritual way, and a salik of the path of haqiqat and was on a high pedestal in those faculties. His history speaks of the depth of his knowledge and thought. According to him a Sufi must be a scholar. He stressed upon the significance of the reason and planning. He gave the lesson of love and affection towards the people at large. He taught sacrifice for and service to the people. He was moderate in the matter of the world and seclusion. There was special arrangement to abide by the Shari `ah and following the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (صَلَّی اللہُ عَلیۡہِ وَآلِہٖ وَسَلَّم). He declared the company of the Sheikh necessary to get spiritual benefit. According to him six things were essential for a salik, namely:
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Date posted: August 4, 2011 ; Last revised: September 5, 2011
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