Friend of Allah: Sufi Quote from Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti
“A friend of God must be generous like a river. We all get water from the river to quench our thirst. It does not discriminate whether we are good or bad or whether we are a relation or a stranger.”
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti R.A.
Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti is known for his humanity and spreading Sufism ideology in India. His shrine in Ajmer Sharif still attracts pilgrims from all religions, castes and socio-economic classes across the world and remains a key religious site in India.
His quote above signifies how a true devotee to God should act his with fellow beings, that is with generosity towards all human beings, whether he knows them personally or not. Sufi and mystics has long explained that proximity to Allah is possible via dard-e-dil [empathy for humanity].
Even after centuries, people remember Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti and his life spend on the propagation of Islam in India through words of peace and humanity. India has always been a country full of music and raags and Chistiya order of Sufism harnessed the power of music effectively to reach the masses and spread words of love, peace and humanity, which remain more relevant than ever today.
Download Aslam Sabri’s Qawwalis, who had great reverence for Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer, India, which he has expressed in his Chishti Rang of Qawwalis.