Miracles of Nizamuddin Auliya
Hazrat Maulana Wajihuddin, who was one of the mureeds of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, was suffering with tuberculosis for some time. When he was in a hopeless condition, some of his friends advised him to go and live in Hazrat Nizamuddin's Khanqah outside the city for a change of healthy climate. He therefore went to the Khanqah in the evening at the time of Iftaar (breaking time of the day's fast). One of the mureeds of the saint brought some 'laddoos' (sweet balls) made of 'methi' (a kind of tasty herb) for the saint. Hazrat Nizamuddin asked Maulana Wajihuddin also to join him in eating them and the latter ate some of these 'laddoos' with relish. Now, it must be remembered, 'methi' is chemically a very hot stuff and is highly injurious for a patient of tuberculosis., But, by the grace of God, these 'laddoos' completely cured the Maulana of his illness and he never suffered with it for the rest of his life.
Recovery of the Lost Firman
Once the house of a Jagirdar of Sarsawah (near Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh) was reduced to ashes by an accidental fire and the "Royal Firman" of his Jagir also perished in it. He came to Delhi to obtain another Firman which the got with extreme difficulty. But, unluckily, while returning home, he lost this also, and in spite of his very best efforts, could not trace it. Extremely disappointed, the Jagirdar came to Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and implored him for help in retracing his farmati. The saint said: "If you offer 'Niyaz' (Fateha) in the name of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin, God gracious might help you to solve your problem." The Jagirdar readily agreed and ran to a Halwai's shop to buy some sweets for the 'Niyai'. (Haiwai is one who makes and sells sweets in India). The Haiwai gave him "a paper" to cover the sweets. The Jagirdar, however, wanted to tear it up and use it to suit his own convenience for wrapping the sweets, but he Haiwai forbade him and asked him to take it away as it was. And, lo, when the Jagirdar unwrapped the sweets before Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, this paper or "wrapper" itself was the lost Firman for which he was so seriously upset. He kissed the feet of the saint in gratitude and went away in a very happy mood.
Prediction of Prosperity
Once, while still a young prince, Sultan Feroze Shah-bin-Salaar came to Ghyaspur to pay homage to Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia who enquired of him: "Baba che naam daril (Baba, what is your name?) The young prince replied: "Sir, they call me by the name of Kamaluddin", upon which Hazrat Nizamuddin expressed: Umar ba Kamal, daulat ba kamal, naimat ba kamal" (long life, plenty of wealth and power, plenty of prosperity).
In the life time of Feroz Shah, all the 3 things predicted by the great saint of Delhi came to pass without fail. He lived upto the ripe age of 90, his sovereignty spread over the new provinces of Gujarat and Sindh while his rule proved to be a most prosperous one, as the Indian history shows.
Beggar Gets a Kingdom
According to the famous historian Mohmmed Qasim Farishta, Sultan Alauddin Hasan Bahman, who founded the famous 'Bahmani Kingdom' in south India in 1347 AD, was a very poor man in the early year of his life, and was, in fact, in the service of a Brahman in Delhi. One day he was seen standing at the door of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia's Khanqah as a beggar. At that time, many people, including Prince Mohammed Tughlaq, were coming out of the Khanqah after taking their food and having an audience with the saint. Suddenly Hazrat Nizamuddin remarked:
|“||Yak shah raft wa deegrey bur astana niojood.||”|
|“||One king has left and another king is again at the door.||”|
People could not understand the meaning of this expression. Hazrat Nizamuddin then ordered one of his attendants to go out and bring in 'a beggar' who was standing at the door. When Hasan came in, the food had exhausted and there was nothing to offer him except one 'roti' (Indian bread) which was kept for the saint's evening Iftaar' i. e. breaking of his daily fast. The great saint put this 'roti' on the top of one of his fingers like a 'chatar' (umbrella) and said; "Look here Hasan, this is a royal 'chatar' of a Kingdom which, after much time and striving, is destined for you."
After this great prediction, the luck of Hasan began to change gradually and, in due course, he became the king of the famous 'Bahmani' Kingdom in 1347 AD assuming the name of Sultan Alauddin Hasan Bahman. At the time of his coronation, his first order was to distribute 5 maunds of gold and 10 maunds of silver among the poor in the name of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia through his Khalifa Hazrat Burhanuddin Gharib who was in Deccan at that time.
Feeding of Thousands with Little Food
One day Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia had arranged a special 'Sama' Mahfil for his mureeds. But when it started, thousands of people gathered and joined it. For this special function, food was prepared only for 50 or 60 persons. And yet it was a rule that nobody coming to Hazrat Nizamuddin's Khanqah must go away without his food and hospitality.
Hazrat Nizamuddin, therefore, called one of his attendants and ordered him to arrange for the washing of hands (Islamic etiquette before every meal) of all the people present, and to arrange sitting of 10 persons together for the meal. He further instructed the attendant to divide each 'roti' into four pieces and put the same before each person after reading "Bismillah Sharif" (In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate). The attendant carried out this order and, by the grace of God, thousands of people ate to their full satisfaction with the available food and food still remained after they had left the Khanqah.