Hazrat Salim Chishti Amazing master 1 

Hazrat salim chishti Fatehpur Sikri

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Hazrat  Salim Chishti was born in Ajodan  Pakistan 882Hijri. Hazrats father name was Hazrat Shaikh Bahauddin Chishti and great grandson of Hazrat Baba shaikh Fariduddin Masood Ganjeshakar. The lineage of his ancestry traced back to second caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar Farooq alahi salam P.b.u.h.

 Hazrat Salim Chishti attained spiritual mysticism with the guidance of his Shaikh Hazrat Ibrahim Farid Sani. Hazrat salmi later migrated from Pakpattan, temporarily to Fatehpur Sikri . This was the time when Mughal emperor Akbar  came under the influence of the saint. It is also believed that the saint has blessed the emperor with 3 son.

Many believe that Chishti can perform miracles. Mughal king Akbar Azam visit the shrine of Ashraf Jahangir Semnani, but on his journey he was also inspired to see salim Chishti. Akbar then came to salim Chishti, which was in the desert, looking for a man to succeed his throne. hazrat salim Chishti blessed Akbar, and soon the first of 3 sons was born to him. He named his first son Salim after Chishti.

Sheikh Salim Chishti’s daughter, was the adopted mother of Emperor Jahangir. The emperor had a deep impression on his stepmother as the Jahangir nama showed that he was very close to his son Qutb-ud-din Khan Koka who was elected to rule Bengal and his children are still in Sheikhupur, Badaun.

Akbar held Sufi in such high esteem that he built a large city, Fatehpur Sikri, around his compound. The Mughal court and its courtiers were later transferred there. Lack of water is said to be the main reason for the city’s abandonment and it is now in a good condition as an abandoned city. Today, it is one of the tourist destinations in India.

The Chishti tomb was originally built of red sandstone and was later converted into a magnificent mausoleum. Salim Chishti’s Mazar is located in the middle of the Emperor’s compound in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India. Childless women, especially those without an heir, still continue to pray on their knees in front of his grave.

The mausoleum constructed  by Akbar as a respect for the Sufi saint hazrat salim chisti, who predicted the birth of his son, who was named Prince Salim after him and later succeeded Akbar to the throne of the Mughal Empire, under the name of Jahangir.

It isobserved that offering prayers to  mazar of  hazrat salim chisti, whatever one wishes for will definitely be granted. There is also a ritual of tying ropes on the marble windows of this Dargah to fulfill one’s wish, so many ropes are seen being tied there.

Shaikh Salim Chishti’s ancestral home has a large sun screen at its entrance and the interior has beautiful stone cladding and carved roofs. It is connected with the first building built in Fatehpur Sikri, which is known as “Sangtarash Mosque or Stonemason Mosque. One of the oldest buildings in Fatehpur Sikri, the Stonemason Mosque is located to the west of the Jami Masjid, built by stone masons to honor Chishti. It displays a magnificent architectural style, marking the incorporation of indigenous architectural styles into the structure.

The Mazar of Samadi Cheshti is one of the best structures of a large building, the most large name, and leans to Southhahi Darwaza or the east side of the sunrise, In the big Jama Masjid in the western area, as well as a pool displayed in other pools. The structure was made in 1571 and finally finish the work 15 years later. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a marvelous testimony to the Mughal at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of a large architectural building built between 1571 and 1585. Its style and design have influenced the development of Indian urban planning, especially in Shahjahanabad

The ‘City of Victory’ had only a brief period as the capital of the Mughal Empire. Akbar decided to build it  on the same site where the birth of his son, the future Jahangir, was the sage  hazrat Sheikh Salim Chisti .The works, overseen by the great Mughal himself the Akbar left the line of fight against the Afghan’s tribe and choose a new capital, Lahore. Sikhpur Siki will be a stepdydressic Michle Course Only three months in 1611, Jahangir will take refuge in the Agra. The site was largely abandoned, until its archaeological survey in 1892.

This future capital city, about 40 kilometers from Agra, has passed the ruler’s imagination in the 14 years of its existence. The city, which the English traveler Ralph Fitch considered in 1585 to be “larger than London and more populous”, included many palaces, public houses and mosques, as well as residences for the court, the military, servants of the company. the king and all the people whose history has not been written.

Only a small part of the city (where the castle is concentrated) has been studied, visited and well preserved. Fatehpur Sikri, built on a rocky hill, located in the south-east of the artificial lake, which was created for the festival and today is dry, and the 6 km wall, of fortified towers and cracked seven doors (this is three parts). The best preserved is the Agra Gate, the second from the north). This broad coverage defines the scope of the new foundation rather than defending it.

Most of the important monuments are on the north side of the road from Gaza to Agra; Built in red stone, they develop in harmony, even if the eclecticism of their style is clear and based on loans from Hindu, Persian and Indo-Muslim traditions. Among the many palaces, belvederes, pavilions, etc., we can say specifically:

The Diwan-i-Am, the hall of public audience, was surrounded by a series of entrances terminated by an imperial casket where Akbar, surrounded by ministers and officials, administered justice. This building communicates directly with the Daulat Khana (Imperial Palace), the Diwan-i-Kas known as the ‘Jewel House’, a monument known for its central design, which includes souvenirs. a magnificent capital surrounded by a circular balcony: the ‘throne’. Other monuments with special characteristics are the Ranch Mahal, whose four-story roof reminds some Buddhist temples, the pavilion of Anup Talao, or the Turkish Sultana, Jodh Bai’s palace, Birbal’s palace, caravanserai and the problem. ‘

He appointed his succesor spiritual disciple Hazrat Shaikh Hussain Chishti. Hazrat Shaikh Salim Chishti  left this universe   in 979 Hijri. He lies buried in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra.

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