Bismillah ar Rehman ir Rahim

"KHWAJA-E-KHWAJGAAN HAZRAT KHWAJA MOINUDDIN CHISHTY"
SYMBOL OF NATIONAL INTEGRATION

 

Sufis and Saints have always played a major role in making India a great country. The Ganga-Jamuni culture of India owes much to their immense contribution. Khwaja Sahib not only contributed in lying the foundation of religiously tolerant India but also taught their followers to live unitedly and respect the feelings of each other.

Khwaja Sahib came to India in the 12th century. At this time round, Khwaja Sahib through his spiritual teachings and love healed the wounds of both the Muslilms and the Hindus. This gave them peace. In the large following of Khwaja Sahib, there were both Muslims and the Hindus. The objective of Khwaja Sahib was to fight against exploitation and violence and promote and spread Islam. He himself practiced the teachings of Islam and influenced the non-Muslims. Religions of Islam does not allow to talk ill about anybody and Khwaja Sahib strictly adhered to this teaching of Islam. He never talked ill about anybody. Also, he never tried to build up the wall of hate between the two communities. He always tried to promote communal harmony between the various communities, especially the Hindus and Muslims. And he definitely got success in this endeavor, influenced by his teachings, people themselves would come to him and become his disciples. He would teach the lesson of love and humanity to all. The objective of Hazrat Sahib was to promote unity and communal harmony.

Even the statements by another great saint Guru Nanak Ji said that Khwaja Sahib played an important role in promoting national integration in the country. According to Guru Nanak Ji, Khwaja Sahib always adhered to the principles of Islam. He never used violence to spread his mission.

Commoners, nobles and royals in all dispensations were the followers of Khwaja Sahib. Maharaja Govind Singh, Maharaja Harkishan Prasasd, Maharaja Uday Bhan Singh, Lord Curzon, Mahatma Gandhi, Rajgopalachari, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Gen. Karyappa, Atal Bihari Vajpaee, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Advani, Sadhvi Rathambrs, Sant Murari Bapu, Aacharya Mahaprayag etc.

The HOLY SHRINE of Khwaja Sahib is a living example of national integration. Everyday hundreds of devotees come to the HOLY SHRINE to pay their obeisance. Since his devotees also includes non-Muslims, meat is never served in community as langar. The turban and the duppattas that are distributed here, also represent Indian culture. Not only this, the festival of Basant Panchami is also celebrated in the HOLY SHRINE with equal zeal and fervor. A yellow colour chaddar is also offered on this occasion.

Hundred of Hindu and Muslim traders visit HOLY SHRINE in the morning before commencing their day. Many even open their shops after getting their keys touched with the gate of HOLY SHRINE.