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Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia - Early Years

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Early Years

After leaving their homeland the city of Bokhara, the paternal grandfather of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (r.a.) -- Khwaja Ali -- and the maternal grandfather of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (r.a.) -- Khwaja Arab -- along with their family, came to India. At first they lived in Lahore, but later they took up their residence in Badayun (East of Delhi). Khwaja Arab married his daughter Bibi Zulaitaikha to Khwaja Ali's son Khwaja Ahmad.

The birth of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (r.a.) took place on the last Wednesday of the month of Safer, i.e., the 27th of Safer 636 A.H. (1238 A.D.) Up to this day, his birthday celebration takes place. His shrine is bathed and the water thereof is distributed among the visitors.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia's (r.a.) father expired when Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (r.a.) was five years old. His mother brought him to a school where he learned to recite the holy Quran. In a short time he mastered the seven ways of recitation of the holy Quran. Then he studied Arabic grammar, a Hadith (traditions of the Prophet Mohammed, S.A.W.S, commentary of the Quran and logic. At the age of twelve, he received the "turban of excellence." He was so sharp-witted, wise and understanding that he was given the title "Debater, capable of defeating the congregation." He became distinguished in the science of Tafsir (commentary on the Quran), in the knowledge of A Hadith, in Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), mathematics and astronomy. Khwaja Shamsul Malik was among his most learned teachers. He received a testimony of knowledge of A Hadith from Moulana Kamaluddin.

Although in that period, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (r.a.) used to sit among the ulama (the scholars of Islam); He was more interested in the inner life. He often used to say: "In the days of youth, I used to live in the company of the ulama, but in my heart the thought used to come that I should go away from their company and turn my face to the Divine Teacher."


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