completing the wordly education, he searched for the
spiritual education. He travelled to many places for
this purpose, and finally became spiritual disciple
of Hazrat Abul Fazal Mohammad bin Khatli, in Junaidiya
Sufi Order, who lived in Syria.
Syria, Hazrat Ali Hajveri started his spiritual education
under the guidance of Hazrat Abul Fazal, he slept less,
ate less, performed tough contemplations & meditation.
Then he travelled to many countries & places like
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Arabia, Azerbaijan etc. There
he met many Sufi saints & dervishes.
he entangled in a spiritual mystery, and wasn't able
to solve it, so then he went to the tomb of Hazrat Bayazid
Bistami, where he meditated for many days, even he finally
solved that spiritual mystery. On another occasion he
entangled, and also went to the tomb of Hazrat Bayazid
Bistami, but this time he found no clue. So then he
left for Khurasan (A Province in Iran), he stayed in
a village, where he found a group of Sufi dervishes.
Because Hazrat Ali Hajveri always wore simple &
normal dress, so those Sufis said to eachother that
this person (Ali Hajveri) doesn't belong their group,
(As they all were wearing specific dress of dervishes).
Hazrat Ali Hajveri stayed with them, they ate delicious
foods, and gave him a dry bread to eat. They also mocked
on Hazrat Ali Hajveri, threw on him the crusts of fruits.
Hazrat Ali Hazjveri addressed God: "O God! if these
people wouldn't be wearing the clothes of your friends
(dervishes), then I wouldn't tolerate their insulting
the journey of Syria, he visited the tomb of the great
Companion of the Holy Prophet, Hazrat Bilal. There he
slept for a while, and found himself in Makka, where
he saw the Holy Prophet with an old man, he didn't recognize
him & thought who he could be? Then Hazrat Ali Hajveri
fell on the feet of the Holy Prophet & kissed them.
The Holy Prophet knew what Hazrat Ali Hajveri had in
his mind, so he told Ali Hajveri: "This old man
is Abu Hanifa, your Imam."
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Durbar is the tomb of Hazrat Syed Abul Hassan Bin Usman
Bin Ali Al-Hajweri, the famous Sufi saint of South Asia,
where hundreds of thousands of people come each year
to pay their respects and to say their prayers. It is
located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The large complex
also includes Jamia Hajveria, or Hajveri Masjid.
his spiritual teacher Hazrat Abul Fazal ordered him
to go to Lahore to preach the spiritual teachings of
Islam. He said: "Hazrat Shah Hussain Zanjani is
already there for this purpose, so then why should I
go to there? Hazrat Abul Fazal said: "It's none
of your business, just go to Lahore." So he left
Syria & came to Ghazni. From Ghazni he went to Peshawar
& then to Lahore, in 1041 A.D (431 A.H). When he
reached to Lahore, he saw that people are taking a coffin
towards the graveyard for burial. He asked who is he?
People replied that it is the dead body of Hazrat Shah
Hussain Zanjani. After hearing that, he understood why
his teacher Hazrat Abul Fazal sent him to Lahore. After
reaching to Lahore, he started to preach Islam &
built a mosque there.
that time Lahore was included in the Ghazni Kingdom,
whose ruler was Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi. And the governer
of Lahore was Ra'e Raju, who was a Hindu & had many
great mystical abilities. People of Lahore were used
to supply milk to Ra'e Raju in big quantity, as a capitation.
Once an old woman was on her way to pass before Hazrat
Ali Hajveri, holding a water-pot poured with milk. Hazrat
Ali Hajveri asked her to give him some milk from that.
The woman refused & said that she has to give it
to Ra'e Raju. Hazrat Ali Hajveri said: "Give some
milk to me, by the grace of God, your cow will produce
much more milk than usual". The woman gave him
the pot, Hazrat Ali Hajveri drank some milk, and then
threw the remaining into the river. The old woman when
went to her home, she was surprised to see the breasts
of her cow who were full of milk. She poured all of
her pots from milk, but still the cow's breasts were
full. Soon this news spread all around the Lahore, and
people started to visit Hazrat Ali Hajveri, and all
people brought milk for him, and he also drank some
milk from their pots & then threw the remaining
into the river, and all of their cows started to produce
more milk. So they stopped to supply milk to Ra'e Raju.
Ra'e Raju sent one of his disciples to Hazrat Ali Hajveri,
as his disciples also had mystical abilities. That disciple
didn't come back, so Ra'e Raju sent another disciple,
who also didn't come back. In that way, he sent all
of his disciples, but no one came back at all. Finally
he himself went to Hazrat Ali Hajveri, in anger. Ra'e
Raju challenged Hazrat Ali Hajveri to show him any miracle.
Hazrat Ali Hajveri replied: "I'm not a juggler."
But Ra'e Raju tried to impress him with his miracles,
and started flying in the air, Hazrat Ali Hajveri ordered
his shoes to bring him down. So the shoes of Hazrat
Ali Hajveri went to the flying Ra'e Raju & started
to strike on his head & broght him down. Ra'e Raju
was inspired & embraced Islam on his hands. After
accepting Islam he changed his name as Shaikh Ahmed
Hazrat Ali Hajveri built a mosque in Lahore, that mosque's
front was towards south, and differed from all other
mosques of Lahore. So there became a doubt that this
mosque's fron't isn't towards Ka'ba. The Scholars of
Lahore objected over that mosque, but Hazrat Ali Hajveri
didn't reply them. When the mosque was built completely,
he invited all scholars of Lahore & said to them:
"You objected over this mosque's Ka'ba direction,
now look by yourself in which direction Ka'ba actually
is!" When they looked at the front, they saw Ka'ba,
as they are sitting before Ka'ba in Makka. All scholars
felt ashamed after watching that, and apologized.
Shrine of Data Ganj Baksh Lahore
Ali Hajveri also built a room adjacent to that mosque,
and used that room as Khanqa (Spiritual School). Many
unbelievers accepted Islam on his hands, many people
touched the higher stages of spirituality under his
guidance. He married twice, but both of his wives died
soon after marriage. He had a son, named "Hasan".
lived in Lahore for 21 years, and then went to Syria
to meet his spiritual teacher Hazrat Abul Fazal. And
after the death of Hazrat Abul Fazal in 453 A.H, he
again came to Lahore.
Ali Hajveri wrote many books, some of his books are:
Diwan-e-She'r; Minhajuddin; Al-Bayan Lahal- Al-Ayan;
Israrul Kharq Wal-Mauniyat; Behrul Quloob; Kitab Fana
Wa Baqa; Birri'ayat Be-Huqooq-Ullah; Kashful Israr;
Sharah-e-Kalam; and Kashful Mahjub.
died at the age of 65 in 465 A.H., in Lahore.
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti came to Lahore in 561 A.H (1165
AD), he stayed at the tomb of Hazrat Ali Hajveri for
two weeks, where he medidated. And when he finished
his meditation, he said a couplet in Farsi:
Bukhsh Faiz-e-Alam; Mazhar-e-Noor-e-Khuda
Naqisa-ra Pir-e-Kamil; Kamila-ra Rahnuma
Ganj Buskh (Bestower of Spiritual Treasures) is a grace
to the world; a manifester of God's light.
A perfect spiritual teacher for the beginners; a guide
'Kashf al-Mahjub' is probably the oldest book written
on Sufism nearly 950 years ago by Hazrath Data Ali Al-Hujwiri
Al-Ghaznawi GanjBaksh R.A.
have recommended to all my friends in this path of Tariqah.
Now there seems to be a very good website on the Awliyah
Allah himself.Very informative with a photo gallery
of the Darbar of Data Saab.
MashahAllah!!!! You must be blessed to even gaze a glimpse
upon his Holy Mazar Shareef.
can also read the entire Kitab of 'Kashf al-Mahjub'
online now....!!!! This is indeed a blessing to us.
clik on the link below to browse the website.