Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, was a Sufi saint of the Chishti Order and arguably one of the most famous Sufis on the Indian Subcontinent. His predecessors were Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki and Moinuddin Chishti. In that sequence, they constitute the initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chishti order, widely prevalent in the Indian subcontinent.
Amīr Khusrow Dehlavī, was a Sufi musician, poet and scholar from the Indian subcontinent. He was an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. He was a mystic and a spiritual disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi.
A chance visit to commerate the poet’s poetry led to a blessed visit to the much revered Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, only to discover that it’s periphery was also the home to the shrine of the disciple poet too.
…and hence this dedication to the Sufi Saint, and his poet disciple.
suna tha naam
jaane kahan se
hua teri shayari
mein shamil main,
tere likhe nagme
ka bhi zikr
se milne ki,
muraadein hoti hain
dar pe bulaya,
jab dar pe uske
to jaake ye ilm hua
ke ussi dar mein
dar tera bhi tha.
Translation in English:
I had heard your name often in the passing, but I had no clue where you lived,
a matter of chance that found myself, amongst a crowd, celebrating the poetic you,
while hearing pieces from your verses, there were frequent references to your revered Mentor too,
a spontaneous wish within seemed to rise, wanting to pay my respects to Him,
wishes I guess come true like this, for out of the blues, I was granted that chance too,
and it’s when I bowed my head, before His resting place, that I realised, next to it was your’s too.