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SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE : In quest of a spiritual preceptor
In any case, after equipping himself with all the best available education (moral and religious) which he could obtain,Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty(R.A) now diverted his attention to the spiritual side of his training. He now needed a 'spiritual preceptor' and decided to leave Samarqand in quest of such a master, starting on a journey in the southern parts of the country towards Baghdad. On this journey, he came to the town of Harwan or Haroon where one of the greatest Sufi dervishes of that time, Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni(R.A), lived - (Born 510 A-H., died 617 A.H. and buried at Mecca). This great saint had a resounding fame, which attracted scores of persons from far and near for their spiritual enlightenment and religious and moral training under him.

With the Peer-o- Murshid:
One day Gharib Nawaz decided to present himself before this great saint. When he approached the saint, he kissed the ground with all due reverence and pleaded: "Sir, may I request you to enlist me as one of your humble and devoted 'mureeds' (disciples)" ? Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni(R.A) at once perceived by his intuitive powers that Gharib Nawaz was the fittest candidate to join the circle of his disciples and granted his request without hesitation.


Initiation:
Khwaja Sahab says, in his own words, about his spiritual initiation (which took place sometime in 561-562 A.H) by Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz(R.A) says:- "I had the honour of appearing (before Hazrat Usman) when many other spiritual luminaries were also present. I bowed my head in solemn reverence Hazrat Usman asked me to offer 2 "rakaat' of Namaaz (prayers). I did it. He then directed me to sit facing the Kaaba (Mecca). I did it. He then asked me to recite Surah Baqar (a Quranic verse). I did it. He told me to repeat Darud Sharif (praise and blessings for the holy prophet and his family) 21 times and to say 'Subhan Allah' (God be praised) 60 times. I did it. After that he stood up, took my hand in his own and looked towards the heaven saying: "Let me present you to God". After that he asked me to sit down. He then asked me to repeat 'Surah Ikhlas' (a Quranic verse) one thousand times. I did it. He then said, "among our followers there is only one day and one night's Mujaheda (probation), hence go and do it today." Accordingly I spent one day and one night in prayers and re-appeared before him. He asked me to sit down and repeat; "Surah Ikhlas' again one thousand times. I did so. "Look towards the heaven" he then asked me. When I raised my eyes towards the heaven, he enquired "how far do you see" ? I said, upto Arsh-e-Moalla (zenith). He then asked me "look below". I did so. He enquired again "how far do you see". I said, upto Tahtus-Sara (abyss). He then asked me to sit down and repeat 'Surah Ikhlas' one thousand times and I did it. He then asked me "look towards the heaven". When I did so, he enquired "how far do you see now?" I said upto Hijaab-e-Azmat (dazzlement of God's glory). He then asked me "close your eyes". I did so, and, after a moment, he told me "open your eyes". I did so. Then he showed me his two fingers and enquired "what do you see through them"? I said, I see 18,000 Aalam (worlds). When he heard this, he said, "now your work is over". Then he looked towards a brick lying nearby and asked me to pick it up. When I did so, I found some "deenars' (gold coins) under it. He asked me to go and distribute them among the poor and the needy which I did. I was then instructed to remain with him for some time."

At Mecca and Medina:
Khwaja sahab says he was taken to Kaaba (Mecca) in 562 A..H from Baghdad by his Murshid, Khwaja Usman, where the master prayed for his disciple's success and salvation. His prayer was answered by a Nida (heavenly voice) declaring: "0 Usman. We have accepted Moinuddin as one of our beloved devotees". (Hazrat Sheikh Shahabuddin Suhrawardy says he was himself present in Mecca when Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty's attendance took place.) Khwaja Usman then took Khwaja Moinuddin to Medina and asked him to offer his homage and salutations at the shrine of the Holy Prophet Mohammed. In this connection, Khwaja Moinuddin says : " I did so, and heard a Nida in response, declaring:' Wa-alaikum-as-Salaam Ya Qutbul Mashaikh-e-bahr-o-bar' (Peace be on you also, 0 spiritual leader of all the saints on earth). Upon this Hazrat Khwaja Usman(R.A) informed his disciple that he had now reached the stage of perfection as a dervish.

SUCCESSION AS KHALIFA & GOOD WISHES FROM MECCA AND MEDINA
Khwaja Gharib Nawaz(R.A), after 20 years' attendance on and travels with his spiritual preceptor or Pir-o-Murshid, Hazrat Khwaja Usman, was awarded the 'Khirqa-e-Khilajas' (robes conferred on succession upon a Khalifa) in 582 AH or 1186 AD. at Baghdad before parting with his 'Murshid'. He thus became the recognised 'Khalifa' (successor) of his spiritual master and received the 'Mustafawi Tabarrukaat' (sacred relics coming down from the Holy Prophet) traditionally handed down by Sufi dervishes of the 'Chishtia silsila' (chishtia order) to their successors from generation to generation. On this occasion, Khwaja Usman addressed his beloved successor as follows :- "0 Moinuddin, I have done all this work for your perfection. It is now absolutely necessary for you to act upto and carry on our traditions and your duties diligently. A spiritual son is one who conscientiously follows the commandments of his 'Peer' (master), includes them in his 'shijra' (genealogy) and discharges his duties faithfully so that shame may not befall us on the Day-of-Judgment (qayamat)." After this brief sermon, Hazrat Usman handed over his 'Asa-e-mubarak' (sacred staff), 'Khirqa' (sacred robe), wooden sandals and 'Musalla' (the small carpet used for prayers by all Muslims) and said:" These Tabarrukaat (sacred relics) are mementos of our 'Piraan-e-Tariqat' (holy spiritual leader's) and have come down to us from the Holy Prophet himself in succession, which we have now bestowed upon you. Keep them with you with the same reverence as we have kept them with us. They should be handed down as our mementos only to those who prove themselves strictly worthy of the same. You should perfect yourself in renunciation, stay away from the common people and should never demand or expect anything from anybody". Then Hazrat Usman embraced Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) affectionately, kissed his forehead and said : "I entrust you to God." The Khwaja Saheb then departed with a heavy heart on his own travels.


Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A) having obtained the robes of Khilafat, started on a tour (582 A.H.) of his own now. During his journeys on the way, he used to stay in grave-yards, away from inhabitations and whenever news about his presence got by the people, he used to leave the place quietly.


Meeting with Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin:
During this tour, when he visited the famous city of Asfahan, he met Sheikh Mohammed Asfahani. The 14-year old Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Awashi (born 569 AH.) was in search of a Murshid' (Master) in those days and was thinking of approaching Sheikh Mohammed in this matter but, in the meantime, he came across Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) who read in him a very promising spiritual career and accepted him as a 'mureed'.Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin(R.A) accompanied him on his tour in 583 AH. and, later on, was initiated as Khwaja Saheb's Khalifa in 586 AH. as the result of the 'Basharat' (prophesy in dream) from the Holy Prophet Mohammed(S.A.W) at the early age of 17.Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin (R.A) was a born saint in as much as he had learnt half of the Holy Quran by God's grace while he was still in his mother's womb and used to recite it.


Visits to Mecca & Madina:

During this tour (583-585 A.H.), Khwaja sahab visited several other places including Mecca, performed Haj and offered incessant prayers for sometime there. One day, he heard a 'Nida' declaring : "0 Moinuddin, We are pleased with you ; you may ask anything you like". The Khwaja Saheb replied : "0 Almighty God, I only pray for the grace of your pardon to Moinuddin's silsila of mureeds". The 'Nida' answered : "0 Moinuddin, you are Our beloved devotee; We shall pardon your 'mureeds' and also others who become so in your 'silsila' upto Qayamat" (the Day-of- Reckoning).
Prophetic direction to go to Ajmer:

Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A) then went to Medina. There also he remained in devotion for a long time. One night he had a 'Basharat' (prophetic dream) from the Holy Prophet who said ; "0 Moinuddin, you are the promoter of our religion. We give India under your charge where darkness prevails. Go to Ajmer with your presence, the darkness shall disappear and Islam shall shine. Allah will help you,"Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) was much pleased at this 'Basharat' but wondered about the geographical situation of Ajmer. In another spiritual communion with the Holy Prophet, he was however shown a map with the exact position of Ajmer with its surrounding hills and the fort.
Resuming his journey, the Khwaja Saheb visited Khirqan and Sheikh Abul Hasan Khirqani and then Astrabad where he met Shiekh 'Naasiruddin Astrabadi. He then left for Herat where lie stayed at the tomb of Hazrat Abdulla Ansari for some time.


In Ghazni:
From Batakh, Khwaja Sahab is reported to have gone to Ghazni at a time when none could have dared to enter that city due to the terrible turmoil and disturbances that prevailed there consequent upon the fall of Sultan Mahmud's power and the rise of that of the Ghauris. The city was dangerously ablaze and life was unsafe on account of the general massacre, arson and loot. But Khwaja sahab was too big to be afraid of such dangers. If he was afraid of anything on earth, he was afraid of the Almighty God alone. In Ghazni he met Hazrat Shamsul-Aarifin Sheikh Abdul Waahid and remained with him for some time. In the tone and temper of this horrible time in Ghazni, the Khwaja Saheb applied his heating balm of spiritualism to the wounds of the afflicted which was the supreme need of the hour.


 
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