Friday, November 26, 2010

Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty (R.A)

Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty(R.A) was a Sufi Saint who was born in 1142 AD in Iran. His paternal genealogy is related to Hazrat lmam Hussain (A.S.) and that of his matemal to Hazrat Imam Hassan (A. S.) and thus he is a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad (saw). He didn't lead a life like others. He was not concerned with material things but trekked on the spiritual path. He was deeply involved with the mystics. Through out his life he displayed in his personality the teachings of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw).

Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty(R.A) shrine is in Ajmer sharif and is an important religious institution which for centuries has been attracting pilgrims from all over the world, irrespective of caste and creed. It is a symbol of humanity, national and emotional integration in the whole world. Through his teachings he spread the message of Islam and laid the foundation of the liberal Chishtya order of sufis in India.

Regardless if you consider yourself a Sufi or not, there no is doubt that Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty(R.A) was a saint, a man pure of heart, a man that realized his purpose on life was not for worldly gain but rather a spiritual climb.

The below song by AR Rahman captures the essence of this Hazrats teachings and spiritually so eloquently. Unfortunately this was the only decent video I could find. It is taken from the movie titled Jodhaa Akbar.

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