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Hadrat Sayyiduna Nizaamudeen Awliyah Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates:


On the 16th of Sha’baan, on Thursday 655 A.H., we blessed ourselves by being in the company of Hadrat Sayyiduna Baba Fareed Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him.


At that time also, Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Badrudeen Ghaznawi, Shaikh Jamaaludeen Haansawi, Moulana Sharfudeen, and Qadi Hameeudeen Naghuri Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with them –others were also present. The great Saint mentioned, “Whoever comes to visit me, whether he is a rich person or a poor person, I never allow him to leave empty-handed. Whatever I have, I also present that to the person.”


He then said, “When a person approached me and has brought nothing, it is Waajib upon me to give him something.”

He said that when the blessed Ashaab used to arrive in the blessed court of the Holy Prophet – peace be upon him – to acquire knowledge and educate themselves about the laws of Islam, whenever they used to return, they used to help each other and also receive benefit from each other.


He mentioned that Umdatul Abraar, Taajul Atqiyah, Khawaja Qutbudeen Khakhi Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – was in the habit that when there was nothing in his blessed court, then he used to call his special khadim, Shaikh Badrudeen Ghaznawi Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – and inform him, “We still have water, whoever comes give him some water so that he does leave empty-handed.” (Raahatul Qulub)


In the same manner, Hadrat Nizaamudeen Awliyah Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him –narrates that he attended to the great Saint in 655 A.H. At that time all the people of Ajudhan, whether they were big or small, eminent people of the community such as the Mashaa’ikh and even the orphans came to kiss his hand. He then used to place his hand under his musallah and used to return with a few coins. When people used to bring sweet meat, it was like there was a flood of sweet meat. On that day, no poor person in the village went hungry.


Hadrat Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaaz Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates, “One day, Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Uthman Haruni, another Dervish and myself were on a journey. On this journey, we found that Shaikh Bahaawudeen Bakhtiyar Awshi Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – was someone who was extremely generous. It was a habit that whoever arrived in his blessed court, they left with the best of clothing. The minute he did this, from the Unseen another set of clothing also came. We spent a few days in his blessed presence. His first advice to us was that whatever we receive, we should give it in the Path of Allah. We should never keep one penny for ourselves. We should also feed the masses because through this, we can achieve the Divine Friendship of Almighty Allah. He then stated, “O Dervish! Whoever has received any bounty, he has received it through this.”


He then told to us about a poor Dervish. He said that this person was extremely poor but he had a habit that whatever came to him, he used to immediately distribute this among the others. He used to manage with whatever he had in his house.


Once two eminent Saints came at his house and asked him for water. This poor Dervish then presented some water to each of them and two pieces of barley bread as well. When both of these DERVISHES had eaten, they said to each other, “This Dervish has completed his duty, now it is our turn to complete our duty”.

One said that they should open the door of the world to this person but the other replied that this would certainly become a means of fitnah for this person. The other then said, “A Dervish is someone who gives in abundance.” Based on this, they made a special Du’a for this person and left. This Faqeer then became so complete that thereafter, more than a thousand pounds of rice was prepared daily in his kitchen and he used to feed the people that arrived in his blessed court. (Daleelul Aarifeen)


It was the habit of Hadrat Makhdum Jahaaniyan Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – that whatever came from the royal courts and from others, he used to accept these gifts and keeping whatever he needed, he used to distribute the rest of these gifts.


He used to say, “Wherever these gifts come from, the reason I accept it is because of the advice of the Shaikh of Mecca Shareef, namely Shaikh Abdullah Yafa’e Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – and the Shaikh of Madina Shareef, Shaikh Abdullah Mutari Awliyah – may Allah be pleased with him – who used to advise that, ‘One should accept these gifts with the purpose of giving it to others and one can also keep something for one’s own need as well.”