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

Poems by Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia

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, Nizamuddin encountered a group of Qawwalis (Sufi singers and musicians) who introduced him to the Chishti Sufi order and the teachings of Baba Farid, and he 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 named 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

Related Links

Hazrat Nizamuddin Awlia, r.a.

Detailed biography and several examples of his poetry.

memorial (Hazrat Nizamudeen Auliya)

Online biography and memorial.

The Website of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia

Several brief articles and poetry selections.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia