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AULIA E HIND
When Khawaja Bakhtiyar Ka'aki made Delhi his place of residence and renounced all worldly things and remained busy in prayer and meditation, his dependents lived the life of extreme penury and poverty. His wife arranged for food and sometimes borrowed money form the wife of the grocer, Sharafuddin. One day the wife of the grocer taunted her, "If we do not lend you money, your children would die of hunger." When he came to know of it, he asked her not to borrow any money form her but to take out the required number of Ka'aki (a kind of bread) from the alcove in his room and give them to the children to eat. From this he came to be known as Ka'aki.
The chroniclers say that having been admitted to the fold of Hazrat Moin Udin Chisti he said 95 rakat Namaz during (24 Hours of) day and night and recited Darood to the Prophet three thousand times during the night. In the preliminary three nights of his marriage he could not keep up with his routine. The Prophet appeared in the dream of a saint, Rais Ahmad, and told him to ask Bakhtiyar the reason of the indifference. Hearing this he divorced his wife.
Like his teacher he traveled
extensively and met many a saintly people and witnessed strange
incidents. He has mentioned them in details in his articles of young by
a river. He says that one-day he was sitting with Qazi Hamid Uddin
Nagori on a bank of a river that he saw a big scorpion creeping fast. "I
said, there was some secret." Both of us followed the scorpion, which
reached a tree and killed a big snake. There slept a man nearby. We
approached him and found that he was a drunkard and down under the
influence of wine. We stayed there and wondered why God bestowed upon
such a sinner His mercy. We heard: "If we only take pity on the pious,
who would help the poor?" After the man woke up and was surprised to see
the dead snake we told him the story. He was ashamed and in a short time
he rose to become a great saint. God gifted him with His divine
Hazrat Khawaja Moin-uddin Chisti came to India and settled down in Ajmer. Hazrat Bakhtiyar Ka'aki could not bear his separation any longer, left his homeland and started for India. On the way having enjoyed the hospitality of Sheikh Bahauddin Zakaria and Sheikh Jalaluddin Tabrez at Multan finally came to Delhi. Sultan Altutmish was the king and was greatly devoted to the holymen. He requested him to stay in the capital but Hazrat Bakhtiyar Ka'aki preferred to stay at Kilokheri. The Sultan went to see him once a week. The Sultan again made a request that he had to travel such a distance. Moreover, the state work suffered. Hazrat Bakhtiyar Ka'aki, at last, moved to the capital and stayed, in the mosque of Malik Ainuddin.
In Delhi he became extremely popular
rich or poor equally visited him and drew favour from him. The king and
his court pledged their obedience to him. In the meantime Sheikh-ul-Islam
Maulana Jamal Uddin Bustami died and the Sultan wished to confer upon
him the rank but the declined the offer. He said, "We, beggars have no
relation to them." The Sultan wished to offer him anything he wanted but
he never demanded anything from him.
After which Hazrat
Khawaja Moin Uddin Chisti dictated an order to the writer ordering him
to leave for Delhi. He was assigned the rank of Khalifa. Later, he
called him near, wrapped his turban on his (Hazrat Bakhtiar's) head,
gave him Sheikh Haroon's staff, his own copy of the holy Qu'Oran and
prayermat. He bade adieu to his teacher and returned to Delhi. After 40
days, a messenger came from Ajmer bearing the news of the death of
Hazrat Khawaja Moin-uddin Chisti.
Self-sufficiency and Fasting: He spent most of his time in fasting. His dependants passed their days in extreme poverty. The teacher had permitted him to borrow to the tune of 500 dirhams but he avoided it. He never had enough money to pay the Zakaat tax.
He was a generous
soul. Whatever he received, he gave it away to the poor; whenever he had
nothing in the house he Asked the servant to serve the people with cold