Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia
India (1238 - 1325) Timeline
Muslim / Sufi


Poems by Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia
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Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, affectionately known as Mehboob-i Elahi or "Beloved of God," was born in Badayun, India, east of Delhi. His grandparents had migrated there from Bokhara. When he was a boy of five, his father died.

As a teenagar, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia distinguished himself as a scholar, a debater, and a student of the Koran. But he increasingly was drawn to the inner life of the mystic.

When he was eighteen, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia encountered a group of Qawwalis (Sufi singers and musicians) who introduced him to the Chishti Sufi order and the teachings of Baba Farid, and soon became a disciple of the group in Delhi.

Hazrat Nizamuddin quickly showed profound spiritual realization and was named a leader of the Chishti order. He soon decided to withdraw from the crowds of Delhi and retired with a group of followers to a small village namedee Ghiyaspur where he lived for 60 years.

Nizamuddin taught that three essential elements were necessary for the Sufi dervish: Love, Wisdom, and Gnosis.

Poems by Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia







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Hazrat Nizamuddin Awlia, r.a.
http://muslim-canada.org/sufi/nizamud.htm

Detailed biography and several examples of his poetry.

memorial (Hazrat Nizamudeen Auliya)
http://www.soofie.org.za/memorial/hazrat_sultan.html

Online biography and memorial.

The Website of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia
http://www.nizamuddinaulia.s5.com/

Several brief articles and poetry selections.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia