Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya


Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya was one of the most prominent and revered sufi saints of the Chishtiya sect of Sufism. Amir Khusrau was quite influenced by the teachings of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, to whom he dedicated almost all his works. In his later works, Khusrau bestowed and showered his Sheikh with praise even more beautiful than the Sultans. In the ambitious path to immortalize himself through his poetry, he learnt from his pir that the richness of the spirit was of far more importance. It was this spiritual path that had immortalized him. He met his spiritual mentor, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya at his grandfather’s house early in his life. The friendship between the Shiekh and Khusrau grew later and various accounts tell us that he was Shiekh’s most favourite disciple. However, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya never made him his khalifa, and Khusrau remained in the service of the royal courts till the end of his life. Grief stricken by the death of his Sheikh, who died on 3 April 1325 AD, Amir Khusrau died six months later on 27 September 1325.