Nur Hai Ajmer Ki Galion Ka Ujala
Aik Aik Kiran Uski Madiney Se Chali Hai
( "The light that radiates in the lanes of Ajmer", "each
ray of it comes from Madina". )
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) arrived in AJMER at the age
of 52 years around 587 A.H./1190 A.D., on his divine mission, unique
in the annals of Islam. His only Armour for the success of his great
mission was the greatest "invisible power" the pervades
and sustains the whole universe. At that time Ajmer was ruled by
Prithvi Raj Chauhan the famous Rajput king. In his court, he had
a large number of powerful magicians with Ajai Pal as their leader.
Khwaja Saheb stayed at a hill close to Ana Sagar lake. Now known
as the Chilla Khwaja Saheb. When news spread, that a very pious
Dervish had come to Ajmer people began to flock to him in increasing
number. Whosoever came to him, received the kindest treatment and
blessing and simplicity that they began to embrace Islam. Many became
his disciples. Even Ajai Pal submitted himself to the divine powers
of Khwaja Saheb , gave up all his magic and became his disciple.
While this was going on at Ajmer Shahabuddin Ghori again attacked
India, in 1192 A.D. and in the famous battle of Tarain defeated
Prithvi Raj. When Shahabuddin Ghori came to know of the presence
of Khwaja Saheb at Ajmer, he personally came to see him at his place,
and enjoyed the grace of his meeting.
continued his noble and magnificent mission, showing the path of
truth to the people. He also sent his disciples and successors to
different parts of country who too served the people and preached
the tenants of Islam.
Some of his
prominent successors are:
1. Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (R.A.) (Delhi ob. 1236).
2. Hazrat Shaikh Fariduddin Ganjshker (R.A.) (Pak Pattan ob. 1265).
3. Hazrat Shaikh Nizamuddin Aulia (Delhi ob. 1325).
4. Hazrat Shaikh Nasiruddin Chirage Delhi (Delhi ob. 1356).