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Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya

1238 - 1325 | Delhi, India

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Women are equally endowed with spiritual power and talent. They are equal to men in spiritual discipline.

Women are equally endowed with spiritual power and talent. They are equal to men in spiritual discipline.

Honest dealings alone lead to lasting fame.

Honest dealings alone lead to lasting fame.

Every visitor should be served something; if there is nothing to offer, a cup of water may be offered.

Every visitor should be served something; if there is nothing to offer, a cup of water may be offered.

Self-criticism and quarrel with one's own self is better than seventy years of prayer.

Self-criticism and quarrel with one's own self is better than seventy years of prayer.

One who serves becomes the master.

One who serves becomes the master.

One should hide, rather than disclose the evil deeds of others.

One should hide, rather than disclose the evil deeds of others.

Food should be distributed to all and sundry, without any discrimination.

Food should be distributed to all and sundry, without any discrimination.

Fasting is half the prayer, the other half is patience.

Fasting is half the prayer, the other half is patience.

There should be no expression of anger when points of difference are discussed.

There should be no expression of anger when points of difference are discussed.

Every wealth has its zakat (charity amount on hoarded income). Zakat of knowledge and learning is to act upon it.

Every wealth has its zakat (charity amount on hoarded income). Zakat of knowledge and learning is to act upon it.

A spiritual mentor should not instruct his disciple openly, but should use hints and suggestions to bring about change in his thought and behaviour.

A spiritual mentor should not instruct his disciple openly, but should use hints and suggestions to bring about change in his thought and behaviour.

One should pray for the Salvation of all. There should be no discrimination in it.

One should pray for the Salvation of all. There should be no discrimination in it.

A man is in his worst state when he considers himself good and pious.

A man is in his worst state when he considers himself good and pious.

The purpose of prayer is to get rid of self-conceit. One who is ego-centric and selfish cannot achieve anything spiritually.

The purpose of prayer is to get rid of self-conceit. One who is ego-centric and selfish cannot achieve anything spiritually.

Devotion to God is of two kinds, lazmi (intransitive) and muta'addi (transitive). In lazmi devotion the benefit which accrues is confined to the devotee alone. This type of devotion includes prayers, fasting, pilgrimage, to Mecca, recitation of religious formulae, turning over the beads of the rosary etc. the muta'addi devotion, on the contrary, brings advantage and comfort to others; it is performed by spending money on others, showing affection to people and by other means through which a man strives to help his fellow human beings. The reward of muta'addi devotion is endless and limitless.

Devotion to God is of two kinds, lazmi (intransitive) and muta'addi (transitive). In lazmi devotion the benefit which accrues is confined to the devotee alone. This type of devotion includes prayers, fasting, pilgrimage, to Mecca, recitation of religious formulae, turning over the beads of the rosary etc. the muta'addi devotion, on the contrary, brings advantage and comfort to others; it is performed by spending money on others, showing affection to people and by other means through which a man strives to help his fellow human beings. The reward of muta'addi devotion is endless and limitless.

Poetry and scholarship are vain and valueless if used for praise and cajolery of others.

Poetry and scholarship are vain and valueless if used for praise and cajolery of others.

A miracle is like a screen which obscures the reality from view.

A miracle is like a screen which obscures the reality from view.