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Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ)

Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) named ‘The Effulgent Sun’ by his peer’s regarded as being one of the greatest saints of his era. His knowledge of Allah was unparalleled and his fellow travelers among the Sufis admired his inner purity.


In your love I am fully prepared

At your door do I Lay my Heart and Soul Beside it, there is no other portal for me.

Salutations to you, Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ)

Do hasten to the fulfillment of my heart's desires.

Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) named ‘The Effulgent Sun’ by his peer’s regarded as being one of the greatest saints of his era. His knowledge of Allah (جل جلاله) was unparalleled and his fellow travelers among the Sufis admired his inner purity.

Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) was very wealthy in his home city and spent vast sums looking after the poor and needy. Because of his great generosity he was given the title Karim Uddin (The Kindness of the religion). After being initiated into suluk, he (رضی اللہ) gave away the rest of his worldly possessions and took the path of faqiri (spiritual contentment in material poverty). It is reported that the day he was born, he refrained from drinking his mother's milk until iftar. What is astonishing is that he carried this practice of fasting during the day throughout his entire life. When asked why, he replied that he wished to break his fast on the day of Qiyamah with the vision of Allah (جل جلاله). His nights used to be spent in deep ibadah and muraqabah (contemplation of Allah (جل جلاله).

Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) was inspired to become the murid of Hazrat Khuwaja Ameen Uddin Hubairah al-Basri (رضی اللہ) and by Hazrat Khizar (السلام عليه) and was given khilafat immediately after making bait. His sheikh Khuwaja Ameen Uddin Hubairah al-Basri (رضی اللہ) cast away his tawajjuh upon him, causing Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) to lose consciousness forty times in succession.

Only after Khuwaja Ameen Uddin Hubairah al-Basri (رضی اللہ) applied some of his saliva to his murid’s mouth did he completely recover. When asked what he had seen, He replied, in thirty years of study and mujahidah I did not receive what I gained from that one glance.

Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) was very fond of Sama, and used to celebrate the urs of his elders with the mystical musical assembly. He explained that Sama aroused the love of Allah (جل جلاله) in the heart, leading to closeness and eventual wasl with the Lord, which was the ultimate goal of all seekers of the Truth.

Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) was the murshid of Hazrat Khuwaja Abu Is’haq Chishti (رضی اللہ) after whom the Chishtiah Silsila was founded, and it was he who blessed it and prophesied the impact it would wield upon the course of Islamic history.

Aphorisms:

1. Tasawwuf is abandonment of that which is futile tawakkul is abandonment of what the heart desires.

2. The changing conditions of life do not influence the man whose goal is Allah (جل جلاله).

3. When a man goes to a shaikh with his own spiritual states, he is deprived of the benefit of that company, because he is engrossed in his own knowledge.

4. A man who considers himself significant, even in the company of a saint, will gain nothing from the advice of that saint.

Hazrat Khuwaja Uloo Mumshad Ali (رضی اللہ) attained unity with the Beloved Allah on 14th Muharram 299 AH and lies your shrine is located in Baghdad Shareef. At the time of his Wisaal, seeing a man making a duaa that Allah (جل جلاله) grant him Paradise, he laughed and said, "For thirty years Jannah and all its adornments appeared before me, but I barely gave it a glance. I yearn for the Master of Paradise!" His Major Khulafa includes the founder of the Chishtiya Silsilah Hazrat Khuwaja Abu Yousaf Is’haq Shami Chishti (رضی اللہ).