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Hazrat Ja’far Tayyar (Radi Allahu anhu.

He was the real brother of the Commander of the faithfuls. Amin ul Mu’amineen, Hazrat Ali (Karam Allahu wajjahul kareem). and he belongs to the first batch of the migrants who migrated to the country of Abyssinians, i.e Ethiopia and he come back to the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam on the day the Fort Khaiber was conqured. The Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam greeted him with full of joy and embracing him said that his abundance of joy and happiness was due to his arrival or due to the conquest of the Khaiber. He had come to the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam in the year of the 7th Hijri. He embraced martyrdom in the war of Moutha. He was called the biwinged for the very reason that both of his arms were cut down in the war. And that is why Allah. the Highest bestowed him with two wings studded with gems and pearls like those of the angels, into the paradise. And he would make flights with the help of those wings. His death occured at the age of forty one years in the year 8 Hijri.

Tarikhul Awliya, 1291 H. Vol I. Printed at Marghoub Printing Press, Hardayar at Bombay city

TheLifeHistory Of
Hazrat Shaikh Makhdum Ali Paro Qutb-ul- Aqtab Qutb-e-Kokan, Al-Mahaimi
of Mumbai
(May Allah Sanctify His Soul)

Compiled By Mohammad Abdullah Mama Paro Qaisary, Makhdumi, Niyazi, Fakhri, Nizami, Kalimi, Chishti, AL- Mahaimi 71/73 Zakaria Masjid Street, Third Floor, Room No 19. Mumbai 400 009.
First Edition : August 1999 Second Edition : June 2000 Published by: Mohammad Abdullah Mama Paro Qaisary, Makhdumi, Niyazi, Fakhri, Nizami, Kalimi, Chishti, AL- Mahaimi 71/73 Zakaria Masjid Street, Third Floor, Room No 19. Mumbai 400 009. Typeset & Printed by: Ghazali Typestters & Printers

Consequently. Maharashtra was under dispute through a suit into the Kalyan High Court. Muhibbun Nabi Fakr-e-Jahan Nizami Kalimi Chishti Dehlavi and this slave’s patrons Hazrat Al Haj Baba Abdul Rehman rehmatullahi alaih Shah Karam Nawaz Fakhri Nizami Chishti and my saintly guide and spiritual leader. 1st Floor. the advocates and the Magistrate were unable to understand the very basis of the suit. or Hazrat Maulana Shaikh Ahmad Paro rehmatullahi alaih.Birya House. FOREWORD The reason of arranging and compiling this brief history of life of Hazrat Shaikh Makhdum Ali Paro’s rehmatullahi alaih is that when his honourable father Hazrat Maulana Shaikh Ahmad Paro’s rehmatullahi alaih residential quarter which later on was turned into a mausoleum after his death. today we find that most of the Muslim people have opted to get their children admitted to the English medium schools due to some kind of compulsion or the other. Hazrat Moinuddin Alias Hazrat Mohammad Qaisaruddin rehmatullahi alaih (Qaisar Miyan) Fakhari Nizami Kalimi. Moreover. : 266 3495 Res: 262 1240 Price : Free Available at Publisher’s address. Kalyan. . 265 Perin Nariman Street (Bazargate Street). is totally unaware of the life history of the renowned saint Hazrat Makhdum Ali Paro rehmatullahi alaih This very fact is the reason of venturing upon compiling a brief life sketch and his forefather’s brief history in English. the Muslim advocates and the pleaders were not knowing Urdu language and that is why it was very difficult to present the case in its right perspective.112 Fort. Not only that was so but also. In compilation and completion of this book we are graced by the favour of Hazrat Shaikh Makhdum Ali Paro rehmatullahi alaih Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya rehmatullahi alaih Maqbool-e-Ilahi Kalimi. Chishti have graced me with their blessings and I am very much obliged to them in this regard and I am very much thankful to them. We have taken care and we have endeavoured to collect the subject matter through books. Qutb-e-Daccan Aurangabadi Hazra Maulana Mohammad Fakhruddin rehmatullahi alaih. Mumbai 400 001 Tel. that time. magazines and newspapers. And here it is that we are presenting this for your kind information. treatises. Chishti. The younger generation of today. Room No. the pleaders. here was no record or any documents in English regarding Hazrat Shaikh Makhdum Ali Paro rehmatullahi alaih. Off. situated at Ghas Bazar.

But. Lastly I would like to mention the name of our younger brother Mr. Mr. reveal the fact that. Mr.Mohammad Hanif Saheb. The First (156 A. (6) Sion. who had given these islands the name of HEPTANESIA. Kalimi. Kirti Vennari. (4) Parel. in that age. Their names are as follows: (1)Colaba . Al. Shaikh Saheb. In the era of Maha Bharat it was called by the name of Uprant and the Arab tourists named it. Then it was the sixth century A. Chishti.D.D. today. These islands remained desolate and uninhabited for a long time. (5) Worli.). Mohammad ShakeeL Saheb Jurai and Mohammad Rafique Abdul Ghani. it is brewing with hustle and bustle to no limit. Bombay and the territories around it had begun to be inhabited.D.591 A. Sayyed Mohammad Salim. Shaikh Hakim Burhanuddin Gariburrehmani Qadri. Sayyed Alauddin Saheb Peerzadah. Bomaby and its suburbans are but a part of this very kun kun which later on was continued to be called Kokan. of the Chalukia Dynasty invaded the whole of the Kokan territory. when the Mauryas got control over the North Kokan inclusive of the islands of Bombay. A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF HISTORICAL CONDITIONS OF MAHIM The Western territorial side of India. . The Mauryas had made Elephanta (Purl) their capital.Sayyed Noor Mohammed Sayyed Alauddin Peerzadah Saheb. Nizami. (3) Majgaon.) which are found. The coins belonging to the era of Raja Krishnan (375 A.D.(2) Bambai . the most ancient reference can be obtained from the book of Ptolmey (which was printed in the year 150 A. Mr. Gulam Husain Mama Paro Qaisary Fakhri Nizami Kalimi Chishti who helped us with his memory about the events and information regarding Hazrat Makhdum Shah rehmatullahi alaih and his predecssors.D. (7) M A H A I M As regards to these islands. Qaisary Fakhri Nizami Chishti.D. Your’s sincerely Mohammad Abdullah Mama Paro Qaisari. it consisted of seven different islands. . Fakhri. to 400 A.Mahaimi Allah – beginning with the name of the most Beneficent and Merciful.Those who have given me their support and concrete help in compilation of this book are our brother respectable Mr. In ancient times. Afterwards. Makhdumi. almost all of it is situated close to the sea. ‘Kunkun’ or Kum Kum. Niyazi. Seeking the blessing of all of you.

Uran and Cheeval etcetera were the famous and commercial centres. In their period Thana. The first of all the Arab tourist that came to India is Sulaiman. . Sultan Qutbuddin Mubarak Shah I ordered his armies to annex Bombay (Mahim) to his kingdom and he declared Thana to be the central City of this territory. He has made description of the kings who ruled over the territories adjoining the coast of india.. Shankar Deo and killed him. His great achievement is an historical event. consequently. and that is why he had to be engrossed in bloody battles many a time. there were some such Muslims in this territory who claimed to have their decendence from the Companions of the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam. Malaibar. in which the first name is of Raja Baihara. the Arab Traders came into contact with those territories where there were the sea-ports. there is Thana (which in Arabic is written ‘Tana’). 860 AD. Sopara. resorted to faithlessness and ingratitude and. Chemboriya.D. Khambayat Sopara. his grandson Ahmed Shah became the king in 813 Hijri. The name of his territory under his rule is ‘ Kum Kurn ( Kokan) which is situated along the sea-side. After the death of Muzaffar Shah. the Salhar Dynasty caine to its height in the North Kokan. In the beginning. i. ruled over the North Kokan alongwith the islands of Bombay till 1260 AD. He. To name the ports. Alauddin Khilji attacked the King of Devgiri. treachery and consequently his exemplary end.D. in the year of fifteenth Hijri when Hazrat Urnar Farooq Radi Allahu anhu was the Caliph in Arabia. The Salhars had made their stay and were living. Tatar Khan had died when his father was alive. in 1410 A. Har Gopal was appointed in his place. In 1312 A.e. This is the port that achieved the honour of stepping here by one of the Most Revered Companions of The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam. In the Bombay Gazette. Kalyan.. That is why. Malik Al Shirq was appointed the administrator of Mahim. it would be like this: In Madras ( The State-Province) Kolam.e. Mal Deep that were like the sea-ports. Thus Mahim was captured and controlled by the army of the king. in these territories for centuries prior to the establishment of the rule of Muslims in India. in Sindh Vaibal. In those days. Ahmed shah paid his attention to fortify and strengthen the hounderies of his kingdom in order to keep them safe and protected against the attacks of other kings’ attack on them. Bassein. these came into existence in Sindh. in Baluchistan Nezu etcetera. Sanjan..In the year 810 A. Volume Third. he was deprived of the crown and the throne by the King of Delhi. After Shankar Deo. The historian Bilazari describes that just near Bombay. The killing of Shankar Deo was on the pretext that he had refused to be ready to give yearly revenue to the King of Delhi. The Trader (235 Hijri). After the rebellion.D. in the peroid of Sultan Ahmad Shah. in his travelogue. in Gujrat Thana. Its twenty rulers. Gujrat and Baluchistan Provinces. it was the Southern India where there were more seaports than any other part of India. There were other islands like Sarandeep. in 1318 A. Ras Kuman. too.D. in succession. it is mentioned that the predecessors of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih rehmatullahi alaih came to Mahim in about 252 Hijri i. Milli. He was the son of Tatar Khan. Then.

“ 1511 A. After Sultan Ahmad Shah. And the ships arriving there from Salsette. He formed rules. they opened their administrative offices into this fort.Tabseerur Rchman’ which is of highest grade and masterpiece work. was married to the prince of the King of England and the Island of Bombay was given as the dowry on behalf of the pñncess. thus.D. and he dedicated it to no other than the Sultan himself in his auspicious era from the land of Gujrat rose to fame such illustrious and worthy people whose beneficence and favour made India saturated. These rules and laws were the most important achievement of Sultan Ahmad Shah’s reign. increased the revenue of the government. Then it came under the sway of Britain Fully. Mahim was called MAHAIM in the period of the rule of the kings of Delhi and those of Gujrat One can find its name as Mahaim in the historical books as well as in other books in Arabic and . After having taken it under their control. industry and skill. the Portugese. Qubuddin Shah Mahmud Begda Muzaffar Halim Sikandar -855 “““ -863 ““ -917 “ -932 ““ “ 1451 AD. the sufis and the men of art and perfection in great esteem and honoured them very much. He held the scholars. And by a deed of will and acceptance. regulation and laws in consultation with his ministers..846 Hijri @ 1442 A. The Fort of Mahim stands as the memoir to the kings of Gujrat. His reign was glorious. ‘The British Government handed it over to the East India Company on the basis of contract. Sultan Ahmad Shah died in the year 846 Hijri and in accordance with the Christian era it was the year 1442. trade and agriculture and so on in each and every department of the civilization and culture.D. it was the reign of Sultan Ahmad Shah in whose reign Hazrat Makhdmn Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih wrote the ‘ Tafseer-e. took the chance and seized and brougbt the Western coastal territory under their control.Kalyan and Bhiwandi paid their octroi here. “ 1515 A. namely Cathrine. Sultan Bahadur Shah Mahim remained under the control of all these kings. Trombay. Sultan Ahmad Shah ruled Gujrat for thirty two years. the sister of the King of Portugal. were from a long time increasing and spreading their credibility and bold over the coastal places.D. As soon as Sultan Bahadur Shah died. it was transferred into the property of the Government of Britain. in his reign Gujrat and its adjoining territories were the centre of arts and science. the following kings rules Gujrat in succession :Muhammad Shah II . In 1661. “ 1458 AD.He got the worth-agriculture land measured from a new start and he.

Writing and compiling of books. 2. Husain Zia. It was almost non-habitated and desolate land. The connection of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahairni rehmatullahi alaih caused this land to raise its dignity and glory to its highest peak. in the fields of art and literature. Theology. The period of Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq is known in the history of India for the peace and progress and care taking of the subject. The unparallel religious leaders (Imams) of this era and the masters of arts and sciences were born during this era. the Traditions. But its importance in the world of knowledge and art was established only when and from this land of auspicious nature. And precious and rare books of commentaries of the Holy Quran. History and Philosophy were written in this period. Habibullah-Zaki. MAHAIM BOMBAY. More attention was given to the theological knowledge and popularization of the Shariat. student of Hazrat Mohd.Persian languages. most probably arrived to Mahim. THE AUSPICIOUS BIRTH The era of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih rehmatullahi alaih falls in between the eight century of Hijra(t). Mahaim. four miles far from the Palgadh station. before it. KELWA MAHAIM. Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih comes of a Nawait . Mahim remained the centre of the attention of the kings.. The people who have the sense of appreciation of the literature. rose such a great scholars. has a unique place of pride. philosophers and sufis (the saints) like that of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih . In those days. Mahim was called Mahaim. that the fore-fathers of Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih. its parallel can be got in the past centuries. a great progress was achieved. MAHAIM. In his period of rule. it is situated on the western coast of Maharashtra and there stands his mausoleum. This is the very era when Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq. as per Bombay Gazette. criticism and commentaries and intellectual culturization and other activities got fillip during this era. “Jalwa-e-Makhdum” Written by Mohd. 3. This period is called the golden period of Arts and Sciences. theologians. in Punjab at 20 miles from the city of Rohatak. The governments and reigns of the kings and emperors came to an end and the legends of their battles and wars as well as their social activities and gatherings have turned into the outmoded ancient fictions. the village situated in the state of Maharashtra and which was in the State of Gujrat before that. knowledge and art will respect and rever it from the bottom of their hearts . But those literary and spiritual impressions that have been left back by Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih will last till the Day of Judgement.Book Sellers. the Islamic Jurisprudence. the nephew of Ghayasuddin Tughlaq was throned in Delhi. Rarely. And the people who are in search of the spiritualism will not spare and hesitate to offer the presents of their devotion to it. rajas and commanders of armies for centuries together. THERE ARE THREE CITIES IN INDIA WITH THE NAME OF MAHAIM 1. Bombay-4. Abdus Samad Khan. There were no other inhabitants there except the local fishermen.

His honourable mother’s name is Hazrat Fatima Bint (Daughter of) Nakhuda Husain Ankolia. he was called. It is said of his maternal grandfather that he was king of the traders. has written that in this book as described. the writer of ilhamur Rehman and Compiler of Tafsirur Rehman Bin Muhammad Bin Ahmad entitled Kodar. Maulawi Late Muhammad Yusuf Khatkhate. the scholars of our times were fully sure that the second statement had been written by Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih himself at the end of the’ Shumail’. referring to a passage of the handwritten book Tabsirur Rehman.D. His respectable father’s name is Maulana Shaikh Ahmad rehmatullahi alaih who was a learned man of high grade and he was a genuine saint. of Hazrat Makhdurn Ali rehmatullahi alaih. also that. In this very Mahaim. is Alauddin and as a matter of fact our forefathers and parents are related to . This opinion was found written at the end of ‘Shumailul Atqiya by the writer of this magazine. He was considered to be one of the wealthy traders of Kokan. The Bengalis call their religious elderly men with the title of’ Dalt’. Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih was graced with his auspicious birth in one of the prestigeous and honourable family of Nawaits. He writes. According to C. So. The fishermen (Particularly Known as Kolis) call their elderly men with the token name or as a little of respect as ‘Mama’ the mother’s brother in real relation and this custom is in vogue till today. and it is called and remembered as Mahim. on the date of 10th Muharram 776 Hijra. full activity and flourishing locality (Mohalla) of Bombay the Bride of Cities. His surname is Abul Hasan and the title is Zainuddin. in 1372 (A. The renowned noble sainis of Allah and their memoirs. This statement (opinion) has been adapted from a book namely Khatib Kalyani in an Arabic magazine Zamirul Insaan.He was considered to be one of the saints. His venerable mother was a pious devout. as per the writer of the magazine was written in his own handwriting by Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih. Daily Inquilab.). NAME AND LINEAGE His name is Ali as well as Alauddin. 2) He is Ali Bin Hasan Bin Ibrahim Bin Ismail. She was a saintly woman.E. The historians are of the opinion that technically this family (tribe) was of Arab origin and it had migrated to India from Hijaz (In Saudi Arabia). Now. Bombay 2. Being well versed in theology he was called Faquih and being a place of refuge to all and a competent authority he was called Makhdum. The tribes of Nawait familes were connected to the ‘Paro’ and the same that is ‘Paro’ was his family title. the place (the site) of his birth is a busy. This book Shumail’.Family. These people came to India and they made the western coastal area of India their abode. Shaikh’. 1) He is Makhdum Ali Bin Ahmad rehmatullahi alaih and known as Ibn (son) of Bint (daughter of) Husain Nakuda Ankolia. an abstinent and she was very religious minded and god-fearing. Note: I.

A certain community lived in the cities and towns of Southern India (The Deccan). and they made that territory their living place. Semore (Chambur). the first caravan of Muslim Arab Migrators took shelter in India on 8th Hijri that is in the year 699 A. And his predecessors were originally Arabs that is Naiti. Thana. 252 H. His fore-fathers came to Mahim in the year 860 A. And probably it is the right one. it has been written about Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih that: “This sufi (saint) was of Arab origin. Abdul Malik Bin Marwan encouraged and incited Hajjaj Bin Yususf to killings. ibn bint (D/O) Husain Nakhuda Ankolia . This hand-written copy of the book was copied down 133 years after the death of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih any way..e. THE ORIGINALITY OF NAWAYAT The word of Nawayat can be written with its last letters as ‘to’e’ or ‘te’ The ancient historians and the writers of biographies used to write it with both the letters. Their description is available in the Persian books.Ali Paro Bin Ahmad Paro Bin Ali Paro Bin Ahmad Paro and as well as. EDUCATION AND TRAINING . This word is on the metre (weight) of Thawabit. in this caravan. as they were not able to stand against the tyrannies and cruelties of Hajjaj Bin Yusuf And after about five hundred years later Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih was born. It is written that (Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih Maulana Shaikh Ahmad Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih comes of a Nawait Clan. ARRIVAL OF NAWAYAT IN INDIA Having got fed up with the cruelties and tyrannies of Hajjaj Bin Yusuf. An ancient written. Quraish.D. Tabri has written in his historical book that Naita is a tribe of ‘Quraish who had fled from Madina Munawwara due to the fear of Hajjaj Bin Yusuf (who had killed five thousand scholars and saintly people without any pretext). which was called Nayat. They migrated to India during the periond of Hajjaj bin Yusuf and they got down on the coast of Indian Ocean. who is related to The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam through Nazr Bin Kanana. Hazrat Makhdum Ali was a son and decendent of a gentle and respectable family. He made many a people of Banu Hashim prisoners and made them to suffer great hardships. plunder and blood-shed. These were the residents of Madina Munawwara. Nawayat is a communit of the tribe. Their family tree is connected to the tribe of Quraish through the family of Banu Nazar. a sea-port at that time. There were. They got down at Sopara. Against the courageous steps of Abdulla Bin Zubair Radi Allahu anhu.D. In the Bombay Gazette. And these people got down near about the mouth of the Indus River. some Arab migrators of the village of Basra. In an ancient book. i. Some of these people went to North Africa and Spain and one of the caravans of the migrators got down around the islands of Bombay.

Maulana Shaikh Ahmed rehmatullahi Bin Ali rehmatullahi alaih . He.Jordan) in the city of Moutha. The city of Mautah is situated at the distance of 112 Km.11. the year of the expiry of Maulana Shaikh Ahmad rehmatullahi alaih Bin Ali is given as 788 Hijri. • Note: Kashana-e. Near Namak Bander (salt port) of Kalyan.His honourable father Maulana Hazrat Shaikh Ahmad Sahib rehmatullahi alaih was learned. who rose from the land of Kalyan. (In some other book. And by the favour and bounty of Allah. excellent and well versed in revelation and miracles. In his childhood. too. The gracious parents of Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih through their training. logic. He was of Arab origin *and comes of the descendants of Hazrat Jafar Tayyar Radi allahu anhu Bin Hazrat Abi Talib Radi Allahu anhu . 5th Edition no. He lived in Kokan from the very beginning. paid his attention to his higher education. was a great scholar of Arabic language. too. a scholar of Holy Prophet’s Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam Traditions. 1313 Hijri. He became a writer of Quranic exegesis of high quality. was a perfect saintly woman. April 1963. The auspicious grave of Hazrat Makhdum Ali’s rehmatullahi alaih honôurable and respected father is situated in the locality of Kalyan . as he. there is an old graveyard and in it is situated a pucca Mausoleum. Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih acquired full fledged knowledge of recitation of’ the Qura’n with correct phonetics. of Maulana Shaikh Ahmad Ali rehmatullahi alaih which was built on 5th Rabiul Awwal. Hadith and all other extra-religious fields of knowledge and traditionlally reported sciences etcetera. also. When Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih’ was barely of nine years age. Hazrat Bibi Fatima rehmatullahi alaih. on the 25th of Jamadil Akhir 785 Hijri. completed all the branches of knowledge. was buried in the very place of land. polished and illuminated the God-gifted talents of their son. The gracious mother of Hazrat Makhdum. external as well as celestial and the Islamic Jurisprudence. therefore. His auspicious mausoleum is situated in Amman (the capital of . under the training of his father. namely Bombal Bazar*. a scholar. a theologian and a saint (Sufi) .) Hazrat Makhdum’s revered father Maulana Shaikh Ahmad Bin Ali rehmatullahi alaih. His honourable father. having observed his smart son’s cleverness and liking for knowledge and learning.Sabiri. It is widely known that Hazrat Khizr Alaih salaam . great scholar and saintly man. only a few days had passed when. And. theology. took a greater part in his training.Peeran-e-Kalyar Sharif District Saharanpur. a shrine. from Amman. Thereafter. his honoured father Maulana Shaikh Ahrnad rehmatullahi alaih Bin Ali breathed his last breath and left this material world for ever. helped his son Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih to become. philosophy. .

there is the auspicious mausoleum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Khamosh rehmatullahi alaih. Then. One of them is inside the mausoleum while the other one is outside it. And. They are inscribed on two marble plaques. Bombal Bazar. you will get the same here and here. he saw a radiant faced elderly person sitting on a rock which was lying on the coast of the sea. will make such a provision from unknown that it will be the source of satisfaction to your longing. There was no source to quench this thirst. by chance. thus. The Highest. after the early morning prayer was over. Allah. intellectual as well as aditional. then you come here to me daily every morning and I will teach you. . being the real doer of things. Dear Mother My longing for knowledge is going on increasing. So.’ My son! your separation is unbearable to me.) When Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih became orphan due to the expiry of his father. the fair (Urs) is celebrated every year regularly. Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih. is The Causer of the Causes. The inside plaque bears these lines: Janab-e. If you give me permission then. He. I would set out in search of the knowledge. the very night. It was his routine to do so every morning after the early morning (fajr) prayers were over. On this vety same date. The highest.Ghas Bazar :. He was regular in this . He conveyed his salam (the best wishes) to him. So. his respectable mother prayed to Allah and her prayers were answered positively by Allah. hence he came to his respected mother and said. he would go to that place where Khizr Alaih salam used to be sitting. went for a walk to the sea-side. One day. Some local poet has said two stanzas of poetry in Urdu depicting the date of his expiry. These are in Urdu and the poet is Rashid. has sent me to teach you.* His auspicious mausoleum is situated adjacent to the Bahir Kot (fort) Masjid (Mosque) and to the other side. While he was strolling on the coast of the sea. I am the Khizr Alaih salaam. Insha Allah (If allah so wishes).rukhsat (788 II. . Here. he said. The knowledge that is obtained through the divine favour is better than that acquired by any method of teaching and learning. his thirst for knowledge and learning went on increasing. ‘ You are longing for acquiring divine knowledge. As usual. he was perfect in both the types of knowledge. Allah. The elderly man returned his salams to Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih and showed his pleasure smilingly. Don’t divulge this secret to anybody. The respected mother looked at the son for some time and then said.Shaikh Ahmad Wasil-e-Haq Jahan se jab huye jannat ko rukhsat Lisan-e-gaib-e. he started to acquire godly knowledge from Hazrat Khizr Alaih Salaam In a few days. The things you wish to obtain through journeys to distant places. I don’t find any source to satisfy my desire and longing for it.Rashid ne bataya Makeenul Khuld un ka sal-e.

There was a crowd of guests at his house all the time. He will send. again. But. He return with the water but he saw that his mother was fast asleep. again.’My son.his respectable mother made an enquiry with him.” Then he took him to the sea-shore and having taken out a morsel of godly bounty from his own mouth. I think. He used to help the needy open-heartedly. By chance. HIS HABITS AND GOOD QUALITIES The real essence of life is the beauty of character. obedient and fond of service to his parents from his childhood. consoled him and said. Even though he was the son of a wealthy father. at the time of the prayers of Asr. Allah. was lying on the bed. when. it was early morning when his mother woke up from sleep.” The glorious mother. “ Hazrat Makhdum Sahib was very modest. Consequently.” When he was free from the evening prayers. he said. It is only the good character that has made the memory of the noble men perpetual and has strengthened their description Sayyid Ibrahim Madni. he hesitated to give reply to his mother’s enquiry. And. he never gave importance to the worldly ‘wealth and riches. feeling that it would be against the manner. saying. he found that Hazrat Khizr Alaih Salaam was not there. being angry with me. She got up from the bed immediately. Magazine Zamirul Insan says. Hazrat Khizr Alaih Salaam met him on the way and said. he went to the sea-shore. On his table cloth various kinds of tasty foods were served and he felt happy to feed the . with tears in his eyes said to his mother. So. mentioned you the secret of his teaching. performed ablution and prayed to Allah for the betterment of her son. she asked Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih to fetch her water. how long are you standing here with the water? ‘. “Don’t be disapponted. While describing the noble character of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih some of the people have written that he was very much generous and libral. I go to Hazrat Khizr Alaih Salaam to learn from him. “ The glorious mother prayed to Allah. At first. ‘Dear Mother ! I had.knowledge by the order of Allah. She asked him. So. that very night. At last. is The Most Powerful. He thought that to awake her from the sleep would be against the good manners. in his hook. most probably. The Higest. Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih. “ You have got the inspired. “ Since the time you went to sleep and you had asked for the water. She felt thirsty. good mannered.He said. “My son! To whom do you go to obtain knowledge daily? I have heard that you go to the sea-shore every day” . It was the effect of these prayers of his mother that due to it Makhdum Sahib rehmatullahi alaih very soon attained the perfection in both the types of sciences of knowledge. fed it to him and said “Your glorious mother’s prayers are always answered positively and you have achieved mastery over all the branches of knowledge by the favour of Allah. And I am. Hazrat Khizr Alaih Salaam for the sake of you.” The next day. after her night prayers. one night his mother. against the instruction and warning of Hazrat Khizr Alaih Salaam. he found his pure and clean bosom overloaded with all the branches of the knowledge. as usual. he did not turn up today. since then standing here waiting for you to wake up” The mother liked this good mannerly behaviour of her son to such an extent that her happiness knew no bounds. the next day. He regretted much and become very sorrowful and came to his mother. he stood beside her with the glass of water in his hand for the whole night. apparent as well as latent.

Shaikh’s mother said that it was not possible because he was in the unconcious state. was sitting at the door of the house. The ruling king’s sister was in matrimonial relation with him. And. devotee. and he stated: It is a fact that Sharfuddin the Yemani the teacher of Quran has not the understanding and discerning power to such extent than he may be able to comprehend the works of Shaikh Mohiuddin Ibn Arabi rehmatullahi alaih Even then he belittles Shaikh rehmatullahi alaih only because he. a strange event concerning Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih “ The author of ‘ Tafsir-e-Rehmani Hazrat Shaikh Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih was overwhelmed with the effect of meditation and absorption. a thought occured to my mind that I must bring out what the truth is. She said to them. at last I succeeded in wiping out the dust of doubts and suspicion and cleansed the pollution of criticism and abuse from the beliefs of the teacher. his mother brought him other dirty clothes and asked him to take off his clothes. all of them came in . Muallim. immediately. again he sat down.” In one of the magazine.guests to their satisfaction. He had reached to the zenith in the intellectual sciences and conventional as well. DEVOTION AND MYSTIC EXERCISE Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih was a genuine abstinent. Shaikh’s mother came to him and said to him. himself is incapable and inefficient and he is bent on infidelity to the Shaikh rehmatullahi alaih and the followers of him rehmatullahi alaih. the king’s wives and their lady companions came to see the king’s sister at the Shaikh’s house. at that time.’ My son take this wrapper and wear this on and give your dress for washing. He had the best qualities and pleasing habits and excellent characteristics. And this thought didn’t allow me to sit at my house idle. Shaikh. He had no sense as to which clothes he should put on and which to put off. both apparent and the latent. No sooner they heard this. put off his clothes and put on the wrapper. Then they insisted on its proof. Shaikh took the same dirty clothes and put them on. . All the Muslims and the Hindus. there lived a learned man by name Imam Jamal Muhammad One of the servants brought to me a letter from him. The ladies hesitated to come in. Shaikh’s mother was present there. Sufi (Saintly person) Shaikh Abdul Wahab Muttaqui Shazli Qadiri. Thereupon. I decided to make a journey and set out to Yeman. ‘Why are you hesitant? Come on. I forwarded the necessary arguments and gave perfect proofs and evidences. One day . describes. neither theirs nor of this world and the hereafter as well. He had no sense of any thing. After an hour. It is said that he liked fish very much. Having heard this awkward and malicious statement. He performed extra-ordinay feats. Having reached there. in his book. Helplessly. What is the hesitation and reluctance for at all?’ They said that they were reluctant to come in because Shaikh was sitting on the door sill and he would see them. both were attracted by his pleasing character and good behaviour. And. “In Yeman. At that shaikh was putting on clean clothes. He. he has said. master of the knowledge of all the branches of sciences in respect of Islamic Jurisprudence and intimate knowledge of God and measure” and regulations.

Afterwards. Once when he had gone away on some business. he became extremely sad and went to the sea-shore to see it. he held the ear of the goat and brought her back home. the goat fell ill and ultimately died. The maid servant who was watching all this saw the legs of the animal moving. as usual.Note Kashana-e-Sabiri . the men of INSIGHT had assembled from far off place and a general meeting was organised. we. One day a traveller came to the mosque in Mahim.Peeran-e-Kalyar Sharif District Saharanpur 5th Edition . In the words of the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam. but hid herself at a little distance. Thus. The Qura’n that whosoever adopts the manners. his dependents and followers also performed miraculous feats. ‘Zamirul insan’. with particular stress.” Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahairni rehmatullahi alaih. do follow me. Through her powers she traced the person to be praying in the Khana-e-Ka’aba. When he heard about the death of the serve Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih Whenever she washed his clothes she would preserve the first wash of water and drank it This entitled her also to gain knowledge and miraculous powers by the Grace of Allah. made it a regular practice. the ways of life. His maid-servant had followed him and he ordered her to go away. mention here only’ those of his miracles that are brought to light by the writer of the Magazine. the characteristics and the traditions of The Holy Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam. Hence. (1) It is natrated that Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih had reared a she-goat whom he loved immensely.No 11. he will be under the care of Allah. (2) This maid servant. This was the first miraculous feat that he exhibited at the age of 10 and its report spread far and wide. was one of the chief Awilyas (The saints). April 1963. Maulana Sayyid Ibrahim Madani and that too. it is as: “Tell them. Then Allah will be mindful of you. Many a miracle are attributed to him. When the maid reached the mosque with the tray of food she found the traveller missing. they too start the experience of their being beloved and to this the promise is made by Allah in His Glorious book. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih noticed him and sent food to him through this maid-servant. if you love Allah. During the session. since that day. Many of them are hearsays only and to establish their authenticity is difficult due to lack of documentary evidences Therefore. one of the pious men informed that there is a Lote tree in the land of Madina Munawwara whose fruit is very delicious and nice. On this Hazrat . (3) Once. the habits. His mother got the deid goat buried on the sea-shore. in a very few days. She reached Makka and served him and later returned to the mosque. After the departure of the servant he recited some prayer and he stood there for some time praying to Allah. REVELATIONS AND MIRACLES Those elderly and saintly people who adopted the life style of their dear most Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam . She got frightened and went away from that place.. many a people have written books on his miracles with title of Karamat-e-Makhdum (The Miracles of Makhdum) rehmatullahi alaih.

He decided not to climb up and requested the person upon the tree to shake one of the branches of the tree so that he may also pick up some fruits. After half an hour the ship arrived and (he trader was amazed as it was his own ship. He himself was a perfect scholar and had mastered the special prayer (benediction) called “Tayyal Farasakh” which at once took him to Madina. The next day. He accepted the difference between them. On hearing this the said sage felt very much astonished and he thought that perhaps he was watched by Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih by his miraculous powers but the situation was completely different. He was restless. He reached the sea-shore before the onset of evening. The man on the tree plucked some fruits and dropped them on the ground and shook a branch as well. He met many learned people.Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih said. A disciple of Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih was also sitting there and he inquired of this fellow whether he had ever approached his Shaikh and told him if he had not. religious activists. he. Afterwards. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih had personally reached there prior to him and had climbed the tree. He replied in the affirmative and promised to present Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih that fruit. that ship had sunk along with his merchandise and general cargo. All of them ate and relished them. “This was the season of this fruit and requested him to get some of it from there. would arrive back on the sea-shore on that very day in the evening. In those days a Hindu trader despatched his merchandise aboard a ship but the ship did not return. Hazrat Shaikh Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih removed some fruits from his pocket and distributed them among the people assembled there. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih told him to sit down and close his eyes. . The trader returned home and he was puzzled as to how the said ship that was lost seven years ago would suddenly appear from no where and that too on that very day. He saw a ship approaching the coast before the sunset. Seven years passed by and he virtually forgot about that ship. (4) During the days of Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih. he should accompany him there and then and he assured him that he would certainly get satisfactory information about his ship. He was beyond himself with joy. The holy man also realised the same and begged pardon. All of them told him that. the fruit was undoubtedly tasty but he had brought it without exerting any effort. When he reached the tree he saw that there was someone already up the tree. he mourned about his loss regretfully. But whenever any accident of such nature occurred. He did as directed and then Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih told him to open his eyes and then prophesied that his ship laden with his cargo and merchandise. The man agreed and they reached Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih and narrated the entire incident. the marine traffic had commenced and the ship started navigating to and fro. The sage picked up the fruit and returned to Mahim. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih is the Qutb of Konkan (The Polar Star of Konkan). came to Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih and cheerfully and willingly embraced Islam. along with his family members. astrologers and sorcerers to inquire about the fate of his ship. He developed utter faith in the miraculous power of Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih. He presented the said fruit to Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih who ate some of it and appreciated its taste and then remarked that.

Ultimately. (6) Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih was a very rich and well-to-do person. He had personally joined him in partaking food. He came to Mahim and Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih lovingly lodged him in his guest house. (7) Since Mahim is situated on the sea-shore. Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih showed his wisdom and affection. That very moment he fell in love with her and he expressed his feelings that he would like to marry the girl if she was . Incidentally. the fishes were swimming in the basin. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih himself picked up his particular gems and handed them over to him and threw the remaining diamonds back in the well. a young. So he very earnestly and humbly asked for his forgiveness. He was astonished. His guest house was always full with his guests who were treated very kindly and generously and served with excellent food. As soon as that man placed those diamonds on his blessed hand. But he was a hasty man and demanded his diamonds. Hazrat Makhdum Baba’s rehmatullahi alaih supernatural powers and piety gained much publicity and acclaim. It was said that he was a turn of Insight and piety and held a high position in awliya (bloved of Allah). His dining table served a variety of delicious food. he found to his amazement that. the dining-table was set and that day fish was served specially. he dropped them into the well. When the guest completed his meal and washed his hands in the wash-basin. Perchance. handsome and rich Arab trader reached there and he settled there for a couple of days. He dropped the bones of the fish in the wash-basin whilst washing his hands. The man. He requested Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih to keep them in his trust and that he would take them back on his return. Certain foreigners stayed there in rented houses for some period of time. At the meal-time. He excused him and said that he never intended to show any trace of pride or superiority but just wanted to prove that Allah is Al-mighty and shows His kindness to the one whom He likes. A man came to him and said that he was going alone on a journey and did not want to take some of his gems and diamonds along with him lest they be robbed. The man found him the way he had heard about him. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih finished his food earlier than the guest. the ships have been arriving there from different countries. ashamed and repented upon his mistake. A heated discussion followed this statement but that man was not satisfied and he perferred to observe the situation himself. he passed by the house of a girl and happened to see her. his question received a very fitting answer. So he set out to meet Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih personally. enquired how he would retrieve them? Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih told him that he would get them back whenever he wanted. At that time.(5) Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih was famous as a trustworthy person. puzzled and perplexed. One of the attendants said that such combination cannot be found and that religious accomplishments and worldly preferences never went together because to him the (derwish) mendicants always cherished simple food. The man was astonished. instead of the bones. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih put his hand in the well and brought out a fistful of gems and told him to pick up his diamonds from amongst them. Once in the assembly of pious men his position came under discussion. It was said that he was a very generous person and liked nice and sumptuous food. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih was performing the duties of the host very graciously and requested the guest to do full justice to the food served. He insisted that his guest should taste every item of the menu. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih was standing close to a well and he agreed to help that man.

The deliberations started and the problem of. approached the father of the girl who was already engaged with a (poor) boy. At this point Hazrat explained that riches and poverty were not specially assigned to certain people and that. They misled the father and made him agreeable to break the engagement of his daughter and to get her married to the Arab trader.unmarried. a meeting of the community was called. In order to break the engagement.the Arab trader was raised and the agenda of the break-up of the engagement with that boy on the basis of his poverty was discussed. Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih and every thing had become clear to him. the boy reached the mosque and Hazrat told him not to go anywhere after the prayers and should wait for him there only. The Arab trader said that the engagement could be broken and that he was prepared to bear the expenses. Within next couple of days the Arab set sails for the pilgrimage. But that very news aggrieved and saddened that poor boy. On the morning of the 9th when the Hajj was to be performed. Then Hazrat inquired whether anybody had seen him drinking or in the state of inebriation. He felt that his poor rival will go by some ship after paying the fare and would not be able to return early as per his desire. The meeting was held on the fixed time. prone to tell lies. The people told him though the girl was unmarried she could not marry him because she had been engaged to the poor boy of Mahim. that very day. He further said that he would personally attend the meeting of the community and would see as to what could be done for him and by what means. There was none who could console him. He did . All the people unanimously agreed with this suggestion. he was spotted by the Great Faqih. the months of Shawal and Zilqad passed by and the moon of the month of Zilhajj made its appearance. Nonetheless. Allah had destined something else. he felt extremely delighted. He added that a truthful person always attained tranquility and peace of mind. When this news reached the Arab trader. In the meantime.This kind and favourable attitude of Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih gladdened the boy and He busied himself with his daily routine. This situation silenced everybody arid then he delivered his judgement and that was that both the poor boy and the rich Arab trader should go on the pilgrimage of Hajj. When the boy reached the mosque the next morning for prayers. said that the boy had the habit of drinking. He called the boy aside and told him to be patient and thankful to Allah. When the poor boy heard about his departure. Some people. that distinction was meaningless. The 8th of the said month came and none could see any arrangement being made for the departure of the boy and he was always being seen in Mahim. The Arab trader was particularly happy since he owned a personal sailing ship which he could handle the way he wanted. Someone. If not that would not be considered as evidence in which case that matter could be condoned. Hazrat also reached there and was received very warmly by the people and was made the President of that meeting. And anyone of them who returned earlier than the other should be allowed to marry the girl. he felt very depressed and conveycd the news to Hazrat who comforted him and told him not to worry as Allah would make all the arrangements.

made the whole world attracted to him…. He was very happy as Allah had honoured him with the kindness of such an accomplished leader and monitor. Then Hazrat took out some money from his pocket and while giving it to the boy he said that he should purchase necessary provisions of the Hajj. When the boy opened his eyes. Then Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih asked the traders whether that boy had returned to Mahirn earlier. and describing and making mention of his name is called the Zikru- . Then they stood at the edge of the hoz and Hazrat told the boy close his eyes and not to open them till asked to do so. Afterwards he performed the rites and rituals and other important duties pertaining to Hajj which he completed in two or three days and he reached Hateem on the 12th to meet Hazrat Makhdoom Baba rehmatullahi alaih. as per the programme. After wearing. The Arab trader kept quiet and accepted his defeat. Then Hazrat held the hand of the boy and dived him into the hoz and after a few moments told the boy to open his eyes. obvious as well as latent. He was further told to meet Hazrat at that very spot after performing the Hajj and that he should keep the entire episode as well-guarded secret. But his knowledge and excellence. Zauqui Shah Sahib writes as: “He preferred a life of loneliness and obscurity for a considerable period of his life. They confirmed that he had certainly returned earlier. The trader replied that the boy had gone for Hajj and had met him in the plains of Arafat and that he had seen him performing the Hajj and all the relevant rites and rituals. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih attended this meeting too. He told him to meet the Arab trader who had lodged in a particular tent. Finally that girl was married to that poor boy. his extra ordinary feats. By the Grace of Allah this state of affairs consolidated the faith of the people that all that had happened was due to him and that it was his glance of favour that allowed the boy to win that contest. his miracles and the supernatural events that were revealed by and through him. He further asked him whether that boy had gone for Hajj and whether he had met the trader or whether he had seen him there. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih again told him to close his eyes and after a short time they reached the masjid. it-self. So. The meeting of the community. that day. he found himself standing on the gate of the Khana-e-Ka’aba. Ihram he reached the plains of Arafat and searched the tent of the rich Arab trader and met him. nothing is as lovely as a prayer to him”. Six months elapsed when the Arab trader returned to Mahim.” REGULAR PRACTICES The Generous and Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam has said: “In the eyes of Allah. The boy proceeded to do whatever he was asked to while thanking Allah. The Arab also came he was told and waited for Hazrat who ultimately came and proceeded with the boy towards the hoz of the masjid. Apart from this. many other supernatural feats were exhibited by Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih. then what can be said of its effect? To remember Allah. was called again. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih asked him whether he had performed the Hajj on which he replied in the affirmative.

reminds us in his Glorious Qura’n as: “You remember me. laid much stress on reciting the Durood. remembered by the names of Surat-ud-Dua. What more can be said as regards the excellence of Durood than this that Holy Prophet. the Highest. please. He had written the analysis and the qualities of Allah’s self-related and qualitative names of allah. Allah. “Al Wajood Fi Sharhe-Asmaul Ma’bud. Recitation of it is equal to reciting of the whole Qura’n. forgive me because no one will be able to forgive the sins except you” Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih had written a book. in all of his works. Conveying best wishes that is the Durood is also a source of prosperity and recompensation. Surat-ul-Munajat. he has not forgotten to write down the Durood. the Messenger of Allah Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam has said this. To him Sura Fatiha is the key to the treasures of all the divine knowledge of the Quran. off ten of his sins and his position is raised ten degrees aboye. There is no god worthy of worship except you. ‘To recite Durood after every prayer makes the prayers more effective and acceptable. But. Makhdum Sahib rehmatullahi alaih used to advise to recite it. But they are available to some extent through the writings in the “ Sharhe Sayyidul Istigfar” by which it seems that this particular prayer to Allah was one of the particular prayers and it is as : (The Translation) : “My Allah. also. The patient recovered his health at the very time. the Messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam) has said : “Whosoever sends me the Durood for one time. Suratul Shifa’a and Suratul Rukiya. The Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam recited it and blew it over a patient. I shall remain firm on my promises to you to my level best. The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam has Said: “There is remedy for each and every disease in Sura Fatiha”. The Highest. You. are my Nourisher. .Allah. also : ‘On the day of Judgement. it is. There is no other Sura to match it for the qualities of it. after the end of each and every Sura. will never disobey his orders and commands.” And Holy Prophet. Once. you. too. wipes. Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih in his Exegesis of The Holy Qura’n. on the contrary he will ever think of his pleasure and agreement in all of his deeds.”. Alas! That book is not available to-day. alone. It is you that have given birth to me and I am your slave. has mentioned the mysteries and the realities of the Sura’ Fatiha more than any other one. In his own exegesis. It makes the inclination of his mind and heart quite obvious. Unlimited number of names of theirs are mentioned in it. I seek your shelter against my evil deeds and I do admit your favours upon me and I repent for my sins. Allah and His angels convey the Durood to him for ten times. Whosoever remembers him and thinks of him all the time. Hazarat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih has. And Allah. a person who sends me Durood in abundance will be more close to mc than others’. Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi’s rehmatullahi alaih deeds and daily practices are not mentioned in any a book so correctly. then I will remember you. In the many names that are given to it.

The main characteristic of this building is this the viewer is not able to understand that any part of it has been constructed later on or it has been designed and worked out by some other architect than the original one. left this world on 17th of Rajabul-Murajjab 835 Hijri. when a quarter of day had passed over. Ameen. The date of her expiry could not be known due to the fact that there was a lack of historians in that period. the expert in the Philosophy of Existence. THE TOMB OF THE MAID-SERVANT: The maid-servant of Huzur Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih who had obtained through his spiritual favours..D. he was laid in the grave in the graveyard of his relations. inside the court of the tomb. His glorious mother Hazrat Bibi Fatima (MAA SAAB) rehmatullahi alaih was very much grieved on his death. More particulars of her life could not be made available than what we have written. At last. even after his and his mother’s death. the consctruction of the big dome took place It was 77 years after that the four domes and the courtyard were constructed in 1163 H. the miracle of earthen medicine of which more description is to follow. Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih. the Master of the mysteries of Shariat. The chronogram of his death is represented by the term ‘Jannatul Firdaus’. THE CHRONOGRAM OF HIS DEATFI IS ‘JANNATUL FIRDAUS Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih attained the sainthood (Walayat) in lieu of his glorious mother. the ever expansive ocean of the divine knowledge. on Friday night accordingly in February 1431 A. . (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun). too. more details about Makhdum Sahib rehmatullahi alaih would have been obtained through this maid and the date of her death.HIS DEATH The Crowned King of the saintly world. May Allah’s beneficence and favour be bestowed upon them and may Allah grant us with the right spirit to show our love to them in right way and may we be bestowed with their favours and good wishes. She was restless throughout and she was never at rest any time. would have come to the light. after his death only forty days has passed and she. CONSTRUCTION OF THE MAUSOLEUM The construction of the mausoleum was taken place only after the death of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih and after two and half centuries later on in 1085 H. too. it seems that this maid has served Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih in such a manner that she could have served him in his private life. remained alive many days. The Sun of Kokan Hazrat Makhdum Ali Faquih Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih at the age of 59 years got resigned of his Akhir 835 H. Her grave is situated at the left side of the grave of herdutiful son. And on Friday. If they were there. By speculation. too. got united to his real beloved. It seems that the whole building was constructed at one and the same time. because her tomb is also to the southern side. And he served the religion to his best and wrote so many books and he left behind a treasure of his works to satisfy the thirst of the seekers of knowledge and literature.

Today. The court of the mausoleum is open throughout that night. just after his death. with their love. much more changes have taken place as regards the conditions of those days and the shape and size of the mausoleum and even the atmosphere is changed. In this regard. many a saintly guides with the chain and succession to Qadiriya. In the terminology of the Sufis (the saints). robe and the turban. He had mastery in the art of caligraphy. But Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih was more attached to reading and writing. The sandal traditions are carried on by the Dargah (mausoleum) Trust and the visits and the sittings and congregations of Milad Sharif are held. a mausoleum and a mosque were constructed. In the year 1674 AD. Soharwardiya. for years together Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih offered prayers to Allah and worshipped him and remained busy and engrossed in the deeds and activities that make one close to Allah. it increases our knowledge and information in respect of many things. has given a clear picture of its historical importance. in the Auspicious mausoleum.The Bombay Gazette. written in the British rule.. We do not find the name of Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih attached to any of the above line of the saints.The Glorious. It has been written in Bombay Gazette” that :In the memory of this Sufi (the Saint). in his relics. humanity. THE MEMOIR AND THE RELICS THE HAZRAT MAKHDUM MASJID: Whichever be the masjid. in the style of ‘Naskh’ an usual form of Arabic script which has been preserved into the shrine and it is opened for its sighting every year on 29th night of RamzanulMubarak and the people are happy and delighted to view it. it is worthy of respect and veneration. even then. Every month on eighth night the milad khwani is held. like the rosary. Although. The articles used by the religious saintly people which were of more attachment to them are preserved as a present for receiving benediction from the followers. too. accordingly in 1085 H. The Mosque or masjid which is very adjacent to the shrine of Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih is itself constructed by Hazrat Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih himself and wherein. too. equality and impartiality and good manners inculcated the feelings and passions of sincerity and truthfulness and changed the life-style of their followers completely. As a matter of fact. his whole life was dedicated to the philosophy and that is why the writers of the biographies have called him “Awaisi”. the expansion and repairs of it were taken place. Shutariya and Rifayia were born who. some are of the opinion that whosoever . the masjid that might have got constructed by a certain Wali ( a saint) of Allah. Chishtiya. accordingly in 1163 H. must be of great honour and importance. the prayer carpet. Moreover. The death anniversary of Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih is celebrated every year on eighth of Jamadil Akhir at night. there is a hand-written Qura’n. And in the year 1748 AD. Idrusia. a verandah was constructed and got extended. the staff etctera. That is why. This mausoleum is a historical as well as religious memoir to the Muslims. THE SAINTLY SCHOOL OF THOUGHT In India. an Awaisi’ is called only to that person who receives the divine source of knowledge without the help of any guide or the saints. Naqshbandiya. it is as it was in Mahim.

His auspicious tomb is situated at Jabal-e-Qasun which today is called Salhiya.Mubarak Hazrat Shaikh Akbar Mohiuddin Ibn-e-Arabi rehmatullahi alaih He was born on Monday night of 17th. whereas some are of the opinion that any of the saintly people who has some say that whosoever has been graced with a formal penetration in concealment without the mediation of any body is an Awaisi. in Spain. Najmuddin Kari. The second group is of those who were impressed by the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam so much that they developed the state of guidance to the people and they considered all the creatures under their guidance. This last one was availed of by the most of the Companions of the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam in the long past. In view of Shah Waliullah rehmatullahi alaih. there are four stages or grades of Messengerhood. in the city of Damascus. The third grade is of those who followed the traditions and Shariat with utmost obedience such as are Hazrat Gausul Azam. He a city namely Mareesah. The first one is that which by the estimation of their nature was awarded to the philosophers of their communities. MAKHDUM rehmatullahi alaih Hazrat Faquih Ali Makhdum Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih ---. Shaikh Bahual Haq. Friday) Roudha-e. the parents of Shaikh Harwi. In the span of his life.te In our opinion. Shaikh Soharwardy. (Compiled by Shahzada Dara Shikoh) IN INDIA CONTEMPORY AWLIYA (SAINTS) OF ALLAH DURING THE ERA OF H. Ramdhan 560 H. Shah Sahib has placed Makhdum Sahib in the group of elderly saints of Allah. Some say that whosoever is favoured and benefitted by Khizr Alaih salaam is an Awaisi. and at the age of 59 years in the year 835 he departed from this world. dtd 7/12/1990 AD. Makhdum Ali Mahaimi and Maulana Haji. And he expired on Friday night on 22nd of Rabiul Akhar.was born in 776 H. is an Awaisi.follows the tradition of the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam by his words and deeds. there lived in India the following saints and he was attached to them spiritually:- . In his own writings. rehmatullahi alaih (Adapted from Urdu Times. 638 H. Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi’s rehmatullahi alaih place and position in respect of spiritualism can be judged by the writings of Hazrat Shah Waliullah Dehlawi rehmatullahi alaih which have been recorded with a title ‘Nur-e-Nabuwwat Ke Tabqat’ in his book ‘Khairul Kasser”.

rehmatullahi alaih Died in 819 H. at Makhanpur. at Kalpi. (14) Shaikh Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar rehmatullahi alaih Died in 840 H.(l)Sayyid Alauddin Ziaul Husaini Al Husaini. at Rudolvi. ( 12) Shaikh Nizamuddin Burhanpuri rehmatullahi alaih Died in 834 H. at Ahmedabad. at Daultabad. at Piran Patan (G) (8)Maulana Khwajgi Khalifa Shah Nasiruddin Chirag Delhi. at Gulbarga. (10) Khwaja Banda Nawaz Husaini Geasu Diraz Died in 825 H. at Daulatabad (3)Abul Barkat Hafiz Shah Husaini rehmatullahi alaih Died in 803 H. (9)Shaikh Ahmad Thanesari rehmatullahi alaih Died in 820 H. rehmatullahi alaih Died in 813 H. (4)Mir Sayyid Asraf jahangir Samnani rehmatullahi alaih Stayed indoor from 808 at kacchoch (5)Sayyid Sharfuddin Mashhadi rehmatullahi alaih Died in 808 H. at Baroch (G) (6)Shaikh Alimuddin Chishti rehmatullahi alaih Died in 809 H. (13) Shah Abdul Haq Rudolvi rehmatullahi alaih Died in 836 H. . At Kasba Karnji in Bijapur Taluka. at Gulbarga. at Pattan (Gujrat) (7)Shaikh Sirajuddin Farooqui Chishti rehmatullahi alaih Died in 817 H. (11) Shaikh Ahmad Makhdum Buzurg Junaidi rehmatullahi alaih Died in 833 H. (15) Shaikh Ganj Bakhsh Shaikh Ahmad Khatto Magrabi. rehmatullahi alaih Died in 845 H. (2)Shaikh Zainuddin Daud Husain Chishti Shirazi. rehmatullahi alaih Died in 801 H. at Bijapur. at Burhanpur.

there is a special room which is called Makhdum Baba Room. The whole arrangement of the Urs for ten days is in the hands of the Mahim Police Department. such as Goods to be used for Sandal. But every year. the Police Department. The preparations go on before the Urs starts. Every year. The Mahim Police gets a new look with its cleaning and new painting of the Police Station. the Senior Inspector of the Mahim Police Station is the Chairman of it.. For that purpose the Police Department forms a. It lasts. He was 18 years of age at the time of death of Hazrat Makhdum Pak rehmatullahi alaih (18) Sayyid Hisamuddin Qittal Zanjani rehmatullahi alaih Died in 842 H at Puna _____________________________________________ Adapted from : Roznama Aaj Bombay Second Volume Issue No. . Adequate arrangement of lighting is done to befit this occasion. on the occasion of his death anniversary (Urs) shows their devotion to such a manner that it has set an example of its own not to match it by any other in the whole of India. atBadoh Ahmedabad (17)Maulana Abdul Rehman Ja’mi rehmatullahi alaih Died in . The roon is highlyadorned and given respect by the police men. for ten days. the Shrine of Hazrat Makhdum Shah Baba rehmatullahi alaih. apart from that . In this particular room. generally. The Urs of Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih is held. Urs Committee and.(16) Qutb-e-Alam Hazrat Burhanuddin rehmatullahi alaih Died in 856 H. on behalf Bombay Police. the Mahim Police Station Staff represents the whole Bombay Police Department In Mahim Police Station. Mahim Police Station is the only one and the only police station all over India where. They do not enter it with their shoes on. generally. Local 31/12/1955. flat dishes. For that expression of their attachment to Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih. in the month of December. 1 Bombay 1st January 1956.. bed sheets. In this way they express their attachment to such a great scholar and spiritual person. Milad (Ode to the birth of the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam). it is deemed inevitable the Greater Bombay Police is to present its Sandal before all others. Bombay Police Officers and the constables are personally attached to Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih. The Thirty Six Thousand or so police officers and the constables give their contribution willingly for the Sandal and other celebrations as regards the Dargah. The Qutb-e-Kokan (The Polar Star of Kokan) Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi’s rehmatullahi alaih Urs is celebrated for ten days. are stored the relics of Makhdum Shah rehmatullahi alaih era. shawls and some other things and articles. Day: Sunday HAZRAT SHAIKH MAKHDUM ALI rehmatullahi alaih MAHAIM AND GREATER BOMBAY POLICE. Gatherings for Salat and Salam and so on are held. such celebrations as recitation of the Holy Qura’n.. It was got built and constructed by an English Senior Inspector of Police at Mahim PoliceStation in the time of British Rule in India.

the musical programmes and singing are held in the courtyard of the Police Station of Mahirn.D. as to why the policemen and specially the Mumbai Police has got so much spiritual attachment. Today. KAPSE Any way. in the light of historical documents and records. in appreciation to entry into the Maharashtra Police as a sub-inspector of police. there was the residential house of Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih Through the records of the Archaeology Department. Kapse has thrown light on the above mentioned subject and has said as follows. Hazrat Makhdum Baba’s rehmatullahi alaih period is considered to be 1335 A. After the Noon-time (Zohar) prayers are over. There was no trace of police department in those days. Even the Police Commissioner. very laudable. the other Sandals can be presented on the Shrine. to 1360 A. After the sandals are presented the offerings and the sweets are distributed and sent to all the Crime Branches and other departments of all the seventy two Police Stations all over Bombay . the procession of the police on behalf of the Police Station. the place where the Mahim Police Station is situated. then and then only. The research in the history of the police has remained his main field in his research activities. After it is over. At present. In this ceremony of the procession of Sandal. and around it. Dr. being renowned in the police department as a researcher. post graduation and doctorate. during his period of service. A REPORT BY EX-DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF BOMBAY POLICE DR. Kapse has endeavoured to find out the secret of this devotion of Bombay Policemen to Hazrat Makhdum Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih. has carried out a research on Mumbai City and the history of the Mumbai Police. the majority is of the police and their relatives. constables and their family members. And Mumbai has. the fact is quite clear that Hazrat Makhdum Shah rehmatullahi alaih used to go to Makkah and Madina. the recitation of the Holy Quran is held in th room of the Senior Inspector of the Mahim Police Station. This fact has been established with the means of the archaeology department that the personality of Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih continued to be extra-ordinary and miraculous.D. Bombay was ruled by the King of Gujrat. starts. Kapse obtained. in the position of Deputy Commissioner. Some years back. the gathering of recitation of poetry in the praise of the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam. It is. But Dr. In all the ten days of the celebrations of the Urs. Kapse. all the police stations of the Grater Bombay are represented by their presence through their police officers. he was a senior inspector at Mahim Police Station. degrees of graduation. with the flat-dishes (thals) of Sandal on their hands . during the night time to . walk on foot in the procession. After it is over.On the first day of the Urs. In that time Bombay consisted of seven islands and a few hutments. (the devotion) to Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih? In this respect there are different theories and traditional narrations made by different thoughts of people. It is said that in the first Sandal ceremony. Dr. Dr. the inspectors. conveying of best wishes to the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam and his nativity (Milad Khwani) are celebrated in the courtyard of the Police Station of Mahim. after the early morning prayers. really.

whereas in those days a journey to Makkah and Madina would take months together. Any way. Whereas. of the Archaeology Department. himself was the Senior Inspector of the Mahaim Police Station. Kapse describing the devotion of the police toMakhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih. he observed one ship anchoring at the sea-side in the middle of the night. Dr. Deputy Commissioner. Rama Murthi who ordered him to file a report in the light of the Government records on Hazrat Mukhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih and he. too. by the means of the government records? Dr. In this way. it is said that by arriving there in time.fetch water for his mother and he used to return in the morning. of the British Period. even today. Kapse added that Mahim is situated at the sea-shore but there is a well near the shrine of which the water is sweet and worth drinking. Dr. come to me”. in the light of the government records. the police constable saw on that sea-shore a bearded elderly man dressed in white clothes. in the meantime. The police constable challenged the smugglers and in turn they started pelting stones at him. there was a single policeman on his duty in his turn. It was a ship of the smugglers and they were readying themseves to get the smuggling goods emptied there. Deputy Commissioner. why and what for Dr. The elderly man called out to the police constable and said. is still in record. Relating this event. S. said that there are so many incidents of revelations and miracles per taining to Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih in the government records of the Archaeology Department but there are so many other events related to the private and personal life of the so many officers and constables attached to . In the very period of The Britishers. No one knew what the smuggling is in those days. The regular administration of the police department in Bombay came to be established in the year 1660 A. Kapse had the idea of carrying research on Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih and that too.D. Dr. Kapse said that this event of the time of the British Rule in India. were appointed. they started going back to the smugglers themselves. When the smuggling started in the city. Hazrat Makhdum Baba rehmatullahi alaih saved the life of the police constable. Kapse said that. the police constable reached the elderly man. the devotion of the Bombay police is a thing to be considered. The smugglers continued their stone-pelting act but It was only from the distance of fifteen feet that the stones began to return and in spite of the stone going towards the constable. there is a historical record. the Britishers set up posts (chowkies) to prevent it and to watch the ports and the coast areas. There was no trace of smuggling as such in the world of crimes. The details of it are as under. “Come on. the smuggling started in Bombay City. There is given an event that throws light over this attachment of the Bombay Police to Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih. This fact is not less than a miracle being a well of drinking water near the sea of salt water. One night. Dr. Deputy commissioner. Kapse explained it that it was the Police Commissioner. for the watch. To save himself from that pelting of stones. And such a post ‘came into being in Mahim’s sea-side area. in this concern. the police men.

. HIS WORKS The most important among the books that Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahairni rehmatullahi alaih has go to his credit is the exegecis of the Holy Qura’n namely “Tabseer-e-Rehmani. 14. Al Rutbatul Rafiatu Fil Jam’a wat Taufecq bainal Asraral Haqiqat wa anwarush Sharia. very often. Azatud Daqaiq Sharh-e-M’ra tul’ Haqaiq. Moulana Abdul Hai has to say in his Yad-e-Ayyam’ that a man would come in a fit of religious frenzy by reading this exegesis like” Tabseerur Rehman”. it is but a part of everybody’s personal belief and faith. 11. 8. lsjila’al basar fil radd ala istiqsa’an nazar. Zaryab Weekly. It is highly acclaimed by the scholars in India and all over the world. lna’mul Malikul Ullam Jahkam Hukmul Ahkam 2. 12. Imhazul Nashihat.the Mumbai Police.which are in Arabic language. FatawaMakhdumiya 18. The policemen. Risala-e-Ajeeba. Zawariful lataif Fi Sharh-e-Awariful Ma’rif. 4. Ajallatu-d-Ta’id Fi Sharh-e-Adallatu-d-Tawheed. 10. Awwalatu-d-Tawheed. Az Zawhul Azhar Fi Sharhal Nurul Azhar. An Nurul Athar Fi Kashf-e-Sirral Qaza wa Qadar. 13. 9. 1. 3. when they are in family troubles or in their occupational hazards. We have mentioned it above already. Besides this these following works. He wrote more than hundred books and treatises. 5. 6. Al wajud Fi Sharh-e-Isma’al Ma’bud. Moulana Baqar Agha writes in his ‘Nafhatul Ambriya’ that his” Tafseerur Rahman” is a piece of chosen works.20 to 27 December 1997. 7. belong to Hazrat Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih --------. concerning Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih and that is why the Mumbai Police honours and glorifies Hazrat Makhdum Shah Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih and express their devotion to him. Mashra’al Khusus Fi Sharhal Fusus. 15. “Tabseerur Rehmani” is his miraculous exegesis of the Holy Qur’an. FiqahMakhdumi 17. KhususunNa’amFiSharh-e-Fususul Hukm. 16. Issue No 49-50. Miratull-Haqaiq. too. Tarjuma wa sharh-e-Lama’t –e-Iraqi. they go to the shrine of Baba Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih and make an ardent appeal to him to solve their difficulties and relieve them from the tension and to their surprise their appeals are answered positively and favourably. Hazrat Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih was a great religious scholar and an exegetical writer.

He is the author of’ Tabseerur Rehman’. Makhdum Ali rehmatullahi alaih is an exception to it. His name is included in the famous Arabic Encyclopedia namely’ Al Nunajjad” with the following reference: “Al Mahaimi (Alauddin-Al Hindi). Zaryab Weekly. 2. 4. Issue No.Sabiri April 1963. 11. Daily’ INQUILAB’ : THE FAMOUS SAINTS OF BOMBAY AND THEIR MAUSOLEUMS NOTE: For compiling this book. Kashana-e. It is preserved in Berlin.Generally. Germany. migrated to India for fear of Al Hajjaj. Bombay.6 issue Nos. Dayar-e-Makhdum 4. No. 5. He died in 1432 H. 3. 12 & 1 6. the people whose mother tongue is a particular language do not give any credit to those who have got their language other than of theirs. Urdu Times & AaJ. 11 5. Tarikh-e-Kokan Dr. an exegesis of the Holy Qur’an with symbols and maxims.5. Bombay. . Volume No. the following books are referred to: 1. 7. Divine Path Vol. Momin Mohiuddin. who was the disciple of Ibnul Arabi rehmatullahi alaih. Roznama Inquilab. Even Ghalib and Iqbal are neglacted. Makhdum Ali Mahaimi rehmatullahi alaih Abdul Rehman Parwaz islahi.

10. In Printing Press Marghoub Hardayar in Bombay. Jalwa-e-Makhdum rehmatullahi alaih by Mohd. Hyderabad.8. 13.disciple of Hazrat Mohammed Habibullah Zaqi.Nawait Nawab Aziz Jang Wila. Wila Academy. 11. Risala Zamirul Insan Al Sayyad Ibrahim Ibn Mohammed Al Qadiri AL Husaini Al Madani. HusainZia. Safinatul Awliya.Shahzada Dara Shikoh . 12.Mahaimi. Tarikhul Awliya 1291. Tarikh-e. Aflab-e-Kokan Munshi Fakhruddin Khadim-e. 9.