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On the day before the weekend Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya went to the grave of his mother and came back unperturbed, telling his disciples to go home and sleep as usual. The next morning, everyone was very tense and worried, but Nizamuddin Auliya looked as unperturbed as always. Shortly, news came that there was a rebellion in the palace of the king and the king had been killed brutally. His dynasty came to an end. Such is the connection of saints with Allah. Titles Given to Nizamuddin Aulia: • Mehboob-e-elahi (Beloved of God) • Sultan-ul-mashaiq • Dastageer-e-dojahan • Jag ujyare • Qutb-e-dehli.

Owing to Khusro’s barakah (blessings), most people of the area including the high and low and irrespective of cast and creed became involved in prayers, tasawwuf (mysticism) and tark (renunciation) and turned to piety. During the last few years of Sultan Alauddin’s reign no person would talk of liquor, of beloveds, of debauchery and gambling, of obscenities and indecent life and no one would commit usury or usurp others’ rights. Out of the teachings of Khusrau, the shop people gave up lying and cheating and underweighing.

When he was on his way to some other city, he met Amir Khusrau who was returning from his royal journey with camels and horses loaded with wealth. Khusrau sensed something odd as he met this man, and told him “Bu-e Shaikh mi aayad, Bu-e Shaikh mi aayad”. (I smell my master, I smell my master). This man dejectedly told him the story about how he could only get these sandals from Nizamuddin Aulia. It is said that Khusrau after seeing his pir’s belongings decided to trade his entire entourage of wealth for this pair of sandals, placed them on his head and came rushing to see Nizamuddin Aulia.

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