Hazrat Syed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar


The dargah Shareef of the great saint Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is situated in Makanpur, near Kanpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh in INDIA. Pilgrims Travel to Makanpur by bus services and jeeps from the Kanpur City railway station. Other way to reach by airlines is from Lucknow. Makanpur was originally known as Khairabad in 818 Hijri according to the Islamic calender. The province was florished with the arrival of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and got fame and developed as years passed. It is said that this province was named as Khairabad after Hazrat Khairuddin (R.A) by Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. This name was changed to Makanpur, when Hazrat Khairuddin (R.A) was crowned with the title of 'Makkan Sarbaaz' by the great saint Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. The Tomb of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was built by the Emperor Ibrahim Sharki Jaunpuri and some of the work was carried out by the Emperor Humayun too. He gave most of his wealth in charity after conquering Kannauj. Monuments made by Emperor Akbar and Emperor Shahjahaan still stand in the dargah compound. Most of the constructions were done by Emperor Alamgeer (R.A) which attract the attentions of the pilgrims today, in which are Alamgeeri Mosque, Alamgeeri well, Alamgeeri Sarai, the Bridge over the Isan river and the Road to Makanpur from Kannauj. There are two Deg (vessels) in the compound of the dargah premises. The bigger one is known as the Shahjahaani Deg which is made of copper, and the smaller one was placed by the king Datya of Madhya Pradesh. Only some prominent members of the dargah shareef are allowed to enter the tomb which was constructed by Emperor Ibrahim Sharki and no women can enter the Haram-e-Saani nor anyone is allowed to take the Chirag or cooked food in this area. If any female attempts to enter the Haram-e-Saani, she get annoyed and irritated as if she has caught fire. This type of miraculous activities are still seen in this present era. Chillah Mubarak Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had spent most of his life in travelling throughout the world as his mission was spreading the teachings of Islam and making people aware of its goodness. Wherever he went he used to camp at intervals and stay there for some days. The places where he stayed during his journeys are known as Chillah. Here people met him with their problems and asking him to pray for them. Many amongst them converted to Islam. Here are some of the Chillahs where people go with faith even today. About Great Sufi Zinda Shah Madar : Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar or Qutbul Madar was born in 242 Hijri as per Islamic calendar at Halab, Syria. He was the decendent of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) & great sufi saint His Pir or Sheikh was 'Sayed Bayzid Bustami' (Sultan Arafeen). Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was pledged with the Tayfooriya order and was being said as Silsila-e-Tayfooriya. Zinda Shah Madar has visited many countries and had extensively preached Islam & the true message of prophet Muhammad (SAW). He is said to have visited almost all places in (the then Hindustan) Pakistan, Bangladesh besides Sri Lanka, Iran, Baghdad, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and many other places around the world. SILSILA MADARIYA : Tariqa Madariya is a Sufi order (Tariqah), which is popular Across Undivided India especially in Uttar Pradesh, the Mewat region towards east in Bihar, Bengal as well as in Nepal and Bangladesh. Known for its syncretic aspects and emphasis on external practices, and instead focussing on internal dhikr, it was initiated by the Sufi saint, 'Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar' (d. 1434 CE), also known by the title 'Qutubul Madar' (Qutb: the Pole of Universe), the highest status in Vilayat or sainthood in Sufism, and is centered around his Dargah shrine at Makanpur, Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. Birth Place of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Kutubul Madar was born in the Halab city of Shaam (now known as Syria). The Halab city is famous and holy in Syria. It is said that once there was a hill where now exists a fort. It is on this hill that Hazrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him) had milked his goats and this process of milking in arabic is known as Halab, so the name Halab was given to this city. Syria is the neighbour of the Arab countries, which is known as the Gulf region these days. The Gulf region is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the red sea and the deserts. The region that lies from the seashores of Syria to the deserts of Yemen is called as "Hijaaj". The holy cities of Makkah, Taif yasraf and Madina are parts of this region, which is related to the life of the Prophet This is the same Makkah city from where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) gave the peace messages and enlightened the lamps of mercy in the darkness of humanity. This is the same Taif, where people stoned the prophet, but instead He prayed and showered love upon them. May it be the sacrifice of Ansar, or the dedication of the Mujahireen, or the merciful personalities of the Momin with kindness, or the holy natures of the Panjatans; this treasure of Islam has eliminated in this world through Madina itself. It is the precious gift to this Hijaaj region that in that era when there was lack of resources water in this region, Hazrat Ibrahim (R.A) had settled his son Hazrat Ismail in the city of Makkah. In the same way it is a prestige for Shaam (Syria) that Hazrat Ismail resided his son Hazrat Is'haq. The first ever military attack on Shaam was in protest against the khaleefa Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiqui. The day when Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiqui expired, the Islamic forces entered Damishk but Shaam was completely conquered in the governance of Hazrat Umar Farooq. In Hijri 17 according to the Islamic calendar the Muslims were victorious in Shaam. Impressed with the teachings of Islam, its specialities and the kind characters of the Muslims, many of the dwellers accepted Islam and this resulted in the spreading of Islam. So it can be said that Islam reached this region in the existing life of the Prophet itself. It is this country Shaam, where Hazrat Bilal (R.A) had spent days of his life when he found hard to live his life after getting separated from the Prophet. The birth of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar In Hijri 242, according to the Islamic calendar, it was a pleasant Monday morning. It was Eid and the rays of the sun had not yet touched the skies, the twilight was about to share its beauty in the city and the darkness of the night was about to vanish. The cool wind was blowing as if it is singing with charm and the atmosphere was enlightened with the fragrance of the blossoms. Hazrat Ali Halbi's house was is expecting a heir in the arms of Fatma Saniya, who will fill the world with his charm. Hazrat Sayed Idrees Halbi says that when Madar was born, he bowed before Allah and recited the Kalima-e-Shahadat. At the instance there was light everywhere in the house. It is stated that the Prophet along with his friends and Hazrat Khizr visited their house and greeted Fatima Saniya and her husband for the birth of the child. At this time there were chanting of the Quranic verses in the atmosphere. Everyone who looked at the child said that the child is a gift of the almighty Allah. The body seems to be made of light, as if rays are coming out of the body. With great charm Hazrat Ali Halbi named the child as Badi'uddin Ahmad. Fatima Saniya, mother of Hazrat Badi'uddin said that when she was pregnant, if she would place any suspicious item in her mouth then she used to get pain in the stomach and sounds were heard. She added that when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was an infant and only mother's milk was his feed, then he never feeded if the mother was not in wazu. When he was crying for some reason and if at the same time the Azaan is heard, he used to be quiet and listen to it carefully. Same thing happened when he heard the recitation of the Quran Shareef by anyone. For this everyone used to say that this kid is a Wali since birth. The tradition of Bismillah It was time when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had reached the age of four years, four months and four days that the traditional ceremony of Bismillah was celebrated. (This tradition is celebrated till date in Makanpur ) After the ceremony, Hazrat Ali Halbi decided to educate Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar so he handed him to the that time great philosopher Hazrat Sadiduddin Huzaifa .Shami (R A) for his studies. Hazrat Shami started teaching Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar with the word "Bismillah Ir-Rahman Ir-Rahim", then he was taught to say "Aleef" (it is the first alphabet in Arabic). The teacher was so amazed with his student, as he used to ask each and every mean of the alphabet. (when it is used, where it is used, how it is pronounced, etc). Once the teacher himself said that this is a Wali of the almighty Allah. Note: In the book "Gulzar-e-Madar", the author Maulana Sayed Mehmood has written that Hazrat Huzaifa Sayed himself has stated that one day in a dream Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) came to him and said:" his child is a Wali of the almighty Allah and is from my origin. So please care about him and pay attention on him". Anyway in the age of 14, Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had memorised the Quran Shareef and had read its existence values as well he got knowledge of other religious topics. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar also had the knowledge of the Rimia, Kimia, Himia and the Simia traditions. ( Himia is such a science, which is comparative to magic, Rimia is the science which ables a person to change places in no time, Simia is the science, which enables a human body to change soul, and Kimia is the study, which turns iron into gold. Many disciples of the madariya chain knew this science. One of those is Hazrat Baba Dariya Maan whose tomb is in Baroda Gujarat. It is said that his soul used to leave his body and whenever he wished it came back in it. In the book "Taskiratulkram fi Ahwale Khulafa-e-Arbo Islam, it is written that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had the knowledge of all the four books which came from the Paradise. First hajj When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was 14 years of age, he had completed the education and he asked his father Sayed kazi kidwattuddin ali halbi that he wishes to merge in the Jaffariya chain. That he would make people to be related to that chain. The thought of hajj arrived in his mind and he took permission from his parents to go to Makkah and Madina. That thought also encouraged him to say before his parents that there are two main tasks to be done in his life ; one is towards the almighty Allah and other is towards the parents. Hence he requested them to let him go into the way of Islam and spread the teachings of Islam amongst others. He was permitted by his parents for the task with the answer that we free you from our rights and let you in the hands of the almighty Allah. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar with the permission of his parents started his journey towards Makkah for the hajj pilgrimage with no luggage in his hands. On the way he got through a cave where he spent some days of his life praying and devoting his life towards others and then he left from there. The way to Makkah covered the path through Israel, Philippines, and Jordan ; so when Hazrat Sayed Madar reached Baitul Mukaddas, he met Sultanul Arifeen Hazrat Bayjid Bustami alias Tayfoor Shami. At that time Shami said that Badiuddin, I was waiting for you. I used to see a miraculous light here, but now that I had seen you I believe that the light I had seen is you. On the 25th page of the book Zulfikar-e-badi, Hazrat khwaja Naseruddin (R.A) had written that when Sayed Badiuddin reached the Baitul Mukaddas that time he met Hazrat Bayjid Bustami, who was master in his miracles. At that time there were some 300 khalifas of Hazrat, and were in deep meditation Mureed (Disciple) of Hazrat Sayed Bayjid Bustami Sahib Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar got fame in the region that there is a true follower of Islam here in the people, and that he is sure a wali of Allah, who is an example into himself. When this news reached Hazrat Sayed Bayjid Bustami, he invited Hazrat Shah Madar Sahib to his place. In the first meeting he kissed the forehead and eyes of Madar Sahib and said that in a dream he saw that The Prophet (may peace be upon him) in one gathering has ordered Bustami that very soon you will meet a man whose name will be Ahmad Badiuddin. So when you meet him you should offer him all the teachings that you have earned, as it is his authority. So I am ready to do so. After that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was pledged with the Tayfooriya chain and was being said as Silsila-e-Tayfooriya. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar accepted the fellowship of the Bayjid, and he continued the journey towards Makkah and performed the Hajj. After that he stayed there for some days. One day when he was doing the Tawa'af of the Kaba shareef when he heard a voice saying that: "Badiuddin, you should leave for Madina. Hearing this it was the extent of his curiosity and he left immediately towards Madina. Note: Junaid Baghdadi has said in his sayings about Hazrat Afreen Bayjid Bustami(R A) that his status in the walies is the most prominent one. Where all the ways towards the followers of the almighty ends, there starts the beginning of the Bayjid chain. Hazrat Abu Sayed Al Khair has said that he has seen that the Bayjid is the follower of truth. His first Hajj The curious times were over and He reached Madina. On reaching the Masjid-e-Nabvi he offered Salaam to The Prophet. On this he got the answer to his salaam from the divine shrine. Madar Sahib spent some days there and then he was handed over to Hazrat Ali Halbi for all the teachings he had to be given to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. After he has accomplished the fellowship here, he was handed over in the guidance of Imam Akhiruz-zama. It is said in the book Sairul Madar” that Madar Sahib got the teachings from all the four holy books that has evolved in this earth. In that included those books that were sent for the angels and to the souls too. The book for the angels were as : Mirrat, Ainur-rab, Harmajan and Mazhar-e-alf. The books that were showered for the souls were : Rokori, Jahri, Sanari and wolyaan. This way Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madarhad the knowledge of all the books now and with the permission of the Prophet he left for India where he was needed the most. During this journey Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar used to be in Roza (fasting). He used to get two chappaties with miracle from which he used to donate one, and in eight to ten days he use to eat khajoor (dates) during the Iftaar. Journey towards India Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar left for India through the ocean of the Gulf via the port of Yemen. He boarded a ship that carried many people. The people onboard were all very loving and honest. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar started his preaching towards them in the name of Allah the almighty. He let them know about Islam and Allah. Instead the people onboard were annoyed by his sayings and hatred showed on their faces. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar tolerated them with ease and carried out his mission with all faith. But it was something else that was to happen. The ship got caught in a heavy storm and many of the board were drowned as the cyclone was unbearable. Amongst the left ones however when the weather was calm again, Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar continued with his preaching. Still he was not able to convince the left people as all were worried about their lives and were least bothered to listen to his voice as the cyclone had damaged the ship and it was a hard situation for life. It was a long journey and the foodstuff was all scattered due to the cyclone. The members onboard were killed due to starvation. Madar prayed to the almighty Allah to look after him that he need not feel hungry or thirsty as he has to survive without any foodstuff. His prayers asked Allah to reach him to the shore as he had to fulfill the words of the Prophet. When he looked at the skies after the prayers he saw some birds flying, which indicated that he was near to the shore. Alas the shore was visible to him and he reached there safely and the Indian soil was enlightened with his arrival. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Gujarat The followers of Islam had dwelled in the Surat city of Gujarat. It was a common thing now that wherever Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar wished to reside the disciples crowded him. Many of the non-Muslims used to notice the deeds of his disciples, especially when they performed the namaz (prayers). They admired the unity in the rules of the namaz. This way the crowd used to get bigger and bigger, and when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar lifted his face masks everyone felt unconscious and when they came out of it they were chanting the Kalima. This way many of them accepted Islam. These days the traditions of Surat had changed as many of the residents crowded Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar to tell him their problems. Some had financial ones, some were due to illness, some were sad amongst them, etc. All of them had one intention in mind that their problems and hard times will end if Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar prays for them. Anyone who was irritated with any matter in life used to come to the gathering of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar . Many accepted Islam in faith when their hard times were over due to this. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar stayed in this city at three different places and since then the places are called as Madar Chillah, which is present in Surat city till date. Once the people came to know that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is leaving the city. With this news they got very much upset and sad as they didn't had the thought that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar will leave them and go away from their city. Many of them were in sorrow that the person who pulled them out of their sorrows is going away from them. All his loved ones gathered before him to plead before him not to leave them. But Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar insisted them that his task in India is to spread the knowledge of Islam. He told them that he has given them this religion, which he got from his prophet. And the trend must go on. So he has to leave from there and continue his mission throughout India. He ordered the residents that they should go abide the rules and regulations of Islam and be on truth. He also said that he will always be with them whenever they remember him with all the heart. He left some of his disciples there so that they continue the teachings of Islam amongst them. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Khambat After leaving Surat, Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar stayed for some days in Khambat. There he continued his mission of spreading the knowledge of Islam. The chillah is present in this place, which is a true example of education and non-violence. Impressed with the behaviors and nature of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar , the then king of Khambat, Jaswant Singh accepted Islam and became a Muslim. He was then named as Jaffar Khan. After conversion he built many mosques, which were named after him. After residing in Khambat Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar left for Bhedoch. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Bhedoch With the miracles of the prayers of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in bhedoch, people were so much attracted to his preaching that 3600 residents accepted Islam and converted to Islam. Whenever Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar used to leave a place after staying there for some days, he used to leave some of his disciples to teach the rules of Islam for the new comers. This got to the height that not only the dwellers but the king was anxious to meet Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar prayed for each and every person who visited him and his prayers brought blossom in life of many. All who gathered to him had a thought in his/her mind that he will be blessed by the almighty Allah with the prayers of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar . Many people got children, many got business, many got rid of their illness, and many lost sadness of their lives due to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar 's prayers. The fame reached such a height that even in the assembly of the king there used to be some topics about Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar stayed in this place at many regions and the chillah shareef is still present in these areas. As Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar used to cover his face with seven naqabs, the people who concentrated to see his face fell unconscious and when they came out of it they just read the kalima and accepted Islam as their religion. During this period Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar also visited the padra province and returned back to Khambat. His second Hajj From Khambat, Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib left for the Hajj pilgrim by sea. When he reached Makkah and completed the Hajj, in his speech there he let people know about the Indians who were very good natured and just lacked in the knowledge of Islam. On hearing this many from the gathering who were from different parts of the world followed Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib for his task to spread Islam in India. From there Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib left for Iraq and reached the capital Baghdad via many places on the way. Here too his preaching didn’t stop and the mission was on the height. Through his journey he reached Bukhara. Throughout the journey, his disciple named Sayed Tahir was always with him. His speciality was that he ate only one rice grain as his food. In bukhara one day Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib told Tahir that the king here will die in some days. He asked if Tahir wishes to be the next king of Bukhara? On this Tahir insisted that even if the whole world is given to him, he wont accept it, all he needs is Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib’s company in life. But Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib made a silly excuse that Tahir ate a grain of rice and he cannot tolerate the essence of it anymore. On this Tahir left eating the grain too. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib in Israel jungles In the book “Kashful Mahjoob (page no. 326) it is stated by the author Dataganj Bakhsh Lahori that it is said that Hazrat Abu Bakr Wartak had once said that : one day Hakim Tirmiji came to him and asked him to give company as they had to go somewhere. Hazrat Abu Bakr Wartak followed Timiji by the way and after some time they were inside a jungle. It was greenery everywhere and they found a tree under which is a throne. A person was sitting on the throne, well dressed. Nearby was a lake. When they reached close to the throne and waited for some time, more people gathered around and their number were at least forty. Suddenly they were surprised to see that the person sitting on the throne pointed his finger towards the sky and immediately eatables started coming down from the sky which was eaten by everyone present there. Hakim Timiji asked a question to the saint sitting on the throne and he answered him in phrase which was not understood by Hazrat Abu Bakr Wartak. After some time they asked permission to leave and they came back. When they were back Hazrat Abu Bakr Wartak asked Hakim Timiji about the jungle and got the answer that, “ The person sitting on the throne was Hazrat Qutub-e-Madar and the place was the jungle of Israel”. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib in Shaam (Syria) Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib reached his home town while he was preaching of Islam all the way. He met his family and stayed with them for some days. After some days he left back for India. It is said that this time Shaikh Shah Jaffar had come to Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib after a meditation period of twelve years. He sat in the name of the almighty Allah and reciting his name he went into meditation. It was so concentrative that he never knew when he was in summer and rains. Also it is said that many people observed that he got so much of dirt on his body that even grass grew up on it but the meditation didn’t stop. When Shaikh Shah Jaffar came to Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib, he greeted him with love and sat besides him to shower blessings on him. It was a common nature of Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib that whenever any person came to him after long meditations of the almighty Allah, he used to greet them with all love and praised them in such a manner that the person would forget all his sorrows and hardness in life. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib in Ahmadabad Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib after meeting his parents returned back to India and started his mission of preaching the rules and teachings of Islam. Going through several villages and meeting people he reached Ahmadabad city in Gujarat. Until this time Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib had got fame in India so many of the people knew about him. His remains are seen these days in the places where he stayed in Ahmadabad. When Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib reached Ahmadabad, many people gathered before him to greet him. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib used to pray for people who come to him and shower blessing upon them, and many of them were benefited by his spiritual deeds. Whenever there were gatherings, Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib gave speeches about Islam and with the love towards him and the preachings, many of the citizens had accepted Islam and the number went on increasing day by day. Mir Shamsuddin says that in some days there were around 36000 people have converted to Islam and with the orders of Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib they had constructed mosques, wells and a school. When the king Balwaan Singh came to meet Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib, he found that whatever he had heard about Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib was less and he bowed before the saint and accepted Islam. He was given a name as Zor Awar Khan. He lost himself against the miracles of Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib and on his orders he built many masjids and wells for the welfare of the citizens. You will find the Madar Chillah and Zor Awar Palace in Palanpur, Gujarat. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib in Khambat again Then Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib went through many places in Gujarat and reached Khambat again. On his arrival the then king Jaswant singh came to Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib and got so much impressed with him that he visited Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib often. Then one day he himself said to Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib that he wishes to be his disciple and be in his teachings for his life. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib converted him to be a muslim and with him his citizens also accepted Islam. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib gave him the name as Jaffar Khan and with the intention of performing the Hajj again He started his journey towards Makkah. Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib reached Makkah and performed the Hajj and then he went to Madina before the Prophet. After taking blessings from the Prophet, he left for Iraq. Here he went across Najaf and Karbala. Finally Hazrat Sayed Madar Shah Sahib reached Baghdad. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar meet Gaus-e-Paak This was the era when Sayedena Gaus Paak was touching the height of Sufism. His miraculous nature was on such a height that even if he sighted a bird in the sky, it would be burnt out. No human was able to stand in front of him. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar saw this status of Gaus Paak and went before him and said,” Brother, our grand parent(Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) is a true symbol of pity. On this the nature of Sayedena Gaus-e-Paak changed and he became calm. The heat in his eyes cooled. This was the first meeting between the two. From there Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar left for Badkhashan. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Badkhashan In Badkhashan, once when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar said the takbir during his namaz, Maulana Hussain and his men fell unconscious on the spot. On waking up they came to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar accepted Maulana Hussain as his disciple (mureed) and preached them too. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar also made Hazrat Fazlullah Badkhashani as his mureed and khalifa. Maulana Hussain and Hazrat Fazlullah also became famous Sufis from whom people were benefited and loved. From here Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar left for Misr. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Misr Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar went through the villages, rural area and cities of Misr preaching people about the knowledge of Islam. With the faith of the people towards Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar, many of them had become disciples of Islam and there were Islamic schools and masjids built in the region. In Misr one day Hakim Ahmad Misri, who was a famous hakim(doctor) was having a bath in the lake. His shagird (student) asked him about the atmosphere. Hakim said that it is a wonderful day because the air has become polluted and viral wind is about to blow. With this he came out of the lake and moments later there was wind blowing throughout the region. This contained viral disease and many people were affected by it. With many efforts of treatment Hakim Misri failed to overcome the ill ones. Then Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar passed by him and said to him: “Hakim Misri, you will not be able to cure anyone. This is a result of the sins which the almighty Allah hates. Many here have earned from children who don’t have parents”. With this Hakim Misri found himself guilty and prayed for the forgiveness of his sins. He became a mureed (disciple) of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar along with many others in the region. They also returned the wealth or money they had earned from orphan children. With this the disease in the region got over and the residents took a sigh of relief. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Neem Roz. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Neem Roz where lived Hazrat Shah Lutfullah. Once Hazrat Shah had a dream in which he saw that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has ordered him to meet Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. from the day he was eager to meet Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and when he came to know that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is in the country, he immediately went to him. It was something different than others because Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had blessed many who came to him. But when Hazrat Shah came to him and sat before him, many days passed but they didn’t talk to each other. But one day Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar saw him. It was a miracle that just due to the sight of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar, that Shah Lutfuddin got the power of not eating and drinking, even when he realized that it was time to change his clothing. He used to put it under fire to wash it. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar gave him the title as Lutf-e-Madar and ordered him to go to Najaf so that he preach the dwellers about the Quran and the Hadith (sayings of the holy Prophet). After this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar roamed about in many countries giving speeches about the Quran and the hadith. He had the thought every time that he is on the mission to let people know of Islam and obey the orders of the holy Prophet. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar finally reached India and for his mission he covered many places which include Bengal, Orrisa, Bihar, Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Kerela, Maharashtra, Andaman, Kashmir, Sri lanka, and many parts of Pakistan. During this the of his mureeds (disciples) went on increasing and Islam was a well known religion now. Many masjids, madrasas and wells were built and many disciples were left at places of visit to let people know about Islam and its teachings. In Rajasthan when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was on his mission of life, he stayed in Ajmer for some days. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Ajmer When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Ajmer the people gathered him and requested him to go away as they had realized that many Muslims who came there were killed by the forces and their dead bodies still lie on the taragadh mountain. In the night they used to hear the Takbir from the mountain which led the people into fear. But Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar did not care for what he heard from the people there instead he asked them to be calm and took a promise from them that if the voices are over, will the people follow his words ? To this the people agreed as they knew about Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. The mureeds were ordered to go to the taragadh mountain and the funeral ceremony were performed for the bodies lying. When this was done, the people were in relief because the voices were not heard and the city was calm. All the fear in the hearts of the citizens had cooled. With this the people got into thoughts that if they accept the sayings of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar, then they will have to leave the religion which their parents have been teaching them, some had the thought that if they don’t go by their words then the saint will kill them or else they will have to live a harsh life. Some said that if a saint can take them out of their sorrows in no time for which they were suffering since months, then he sure will look after them for life time. Alas with the vote they all decided that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is the true saint who can make their life easy by all means and they became disciples of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. they came forward to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and pleaded to forgive their sins. They accepted Islam and pledged to abide the rules of Islam and to be on the path of life as said by the holy Prophet(peace be upon him). Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar gave them the education of Islam and ordered them to be on truth. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Mevat Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was always on the journey to his mission to obey the orders of the holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and spread the light of Islam throughout. Roaming about Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Mevat where his preaching is still enlightened as the rays of the sun. It is due to the efforts of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar that today there are masjids in the region. Today also the people of Mevat become the mureed from the Madar chain only and any cultural ceremonies are hold only in Makanpur. There are many chillah shareef of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Mevat where people come and turn their dreams into realities with the blessings of Zinda Shah Madar. In different cities Then with his mission to continue Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar went on to many cities. On his way he reached Ajmer via Jabalpur and continued to many regions of Rajasthan. People used to praise him saying that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is the angel of love and his blessings make the life of many as easy as the breeze. He was the messenger of love and pity. There are chillah shareef present in the regions of Mandsaur from where pilgrims fulfill their wishes. Then Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar visited places in Maharashtra and kerela so that the knowledge of Islam is spread throughout. On the way he also spent time in Punjab and Sind provinces from where he reached Lahore going on with his speeches. From Lahore Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar also went to Sharaf Nagar and stayed there for some days. After staying here he headed for delhi. Today many chillah shareef of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is seen in Delhi. In the book Risaal-e-Auliya the author has stated that it was in this period that Ferozshah, s/o Gayasuddin Balban became the mureed of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and he was followed by his citizens. In a very short period there were thousands of mureeds (disciples) of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. When he expressed his wish to leave Delhi, many of them gathered around him to stop him but Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told them that his mission is to spread Islam throughout the world and not stay in one place. Many of them decided to go with Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar on his mission and they were allowed to do so but some of them were sent back to their houses. Ilah Daad Khan, who was the minister of king FerozShah Tughlaq was amongst the ones who were allowed to follow Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar on his way. He distributed his wealth amongst the people and resigned from his title. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Kalpi Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was busy in making the fortune of Kalpi city and blessing the people from their sorrows. One day Hazrat Meer Sadr wrote a letter to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in which he requested that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar permit him to spent his life with him. He said that he was not able to come to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar because he was in Jaunpur and on the post of Minister under the rule of King Ibrahim Sharki. And also that the king of Jaunpur and Kalpi are rivals. He said that if Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar permits him he may resign from his post and come to him. To this letter Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar replied to him that when he was put on the mission of spreading Islam, the holy Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) had given him a list of men who would be profited by me. In that list your name is also present. On reading this reply Meer Sadr resigned from his post and distributed his wealth in charity. Hazrat Zinda Shah Madar Sahib in Jaunpur Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Jaunpur where Sultan Ibrahim and Meer Sadr were eager to welcome him. There was a heavy gathering to welcome the saint in the city. Meer Sadr was so fond of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar that to him it was the day of his life when he met Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. And it was not much time gone that he was accepted as a mureed and representative of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. This was the time when Meer Sadr distributed nearly a lac rupees in public and food to the poorer. It is stated in books that when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar removed the veil (naqab) from his face, Meer fainted and when he woke up the image of Prophet Moosa was seen on his face. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar said that you look alike prophet Moosa Allay Salaam. {In the book Hashia, philosophers have written that Qutubul Madar has twelve bodies and is capable to be on twelve places at a time. This is the reason that one cannot know the number of chillah shareef of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. In Sairul Madar, the author Hazrat Ahmad Sahab Chisti Kadri Sahswani has written that Hazrat Meer Sadr got fame to an unlimited extent when he became the disciple of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. then he was ordered to be the chief minister of Jaunpur and he did so.} When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar went to meet the public he removed the veil from his face and the people bowed down and fainted. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar started talking and they woke up. Many of them became mureed and some were appointed as representatives. Meer Sadr wished to sacrifice his governance but Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar refused and told him that he should help the people staying on this post. {It is said in the book Madar-e-azam and Tohfat-ul-Asrar that Meer had wished to be the mureed of the saint Hazrat Mir Jahangir Samnani Kchochhvi, but it was ordered by him that you will be honoured by Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and he should wait for him} Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was in these days spreading love and the knowledge of Islam amongst the people and they all were blessed by him. Their sorrows were turning into happiness. This time Kazi Shahabuddin Kidwai (R A) who was very handsome and educational had become a mureed of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and also become his representative later. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar stayed in Jaunpur for a long period. During this period once there was a quarrel between a citizen and a mureed of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. In the quarrel between them the citizen was killed. The people brought the dead body to Sultan Ibrahim Sharki for decision. When asked the mureed said that this was a mad dog whom he killed. When the covered body was revealed there was really a dead dog instead of a man. To this Sultan asked him, “Who are you?”. And the mureed said that his masters name is Hazrat Zinda Shah Madar. The Sultan immediately went to meet Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar as he could not resist himself. In the book ‘Malfuzaat Shah Mina’, page no 213, it is written that when Hazrat Badi’uddin Zinda Shah Madar stayed in Jaunpur and one Friday when he did not attend the masjid for prayers, Sultan Ibrahim Sharki sent some men to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar to call him for the Friday prayers and shower blessings to the ones present in the mosque. When these people came to him and asked the reason for not attending the Friday prayers, Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told them to convey the message to the Sultan that the Friday prayers were not meant for women, slaves and travelers. When the Sultan tried to ask: “Who are you?”. The answer was: “Musafir” (a traveller). When he was asked: “who is called a traveler ?”. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar took his belongings hjs Jaanamaz and said a traveler is this and left for Lucknow. The Sultan pleaded to forgive his deed and called Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar back to Jaunpur. With this thousands of the residents became the mureed of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and followed the Madariya chain then onwards. Many of them were posted as representatives amongst these were Hazrat Sayedena Maulana Shaikh Faulad Rehmatullah Allayhe, whose tomb is now in Makanpur itself. In this same time Shaikh Bhikari Majjub Rehmatullah alayhe was also accepted by Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and his tomb is now in Kannauj. Hazrat Muhammad Ilyas rehmatullah Alayhe was also chosen as the representative. The burning of Sirajuddin Sokhta In the editorial of ‘Mirrat-ul-Asrar’ it is stated that whenever and wherever Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar went he had 1442 representatives and mureeds with him, their work was to built a house for Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar wherever he wished to reside. The security was been headed by the King of Jinnat Imadul Mulk. It is stated in the book ‘Mirrat-ul-Asrar’ by Shaikh UbdurRehman Chisti Kudassirhu, page 1096, that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar resided in the region of Kalpi after a journey from Hur Muj. When the king of Kalpi, Kadir Shah came to know of him he tried to visit Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar but was not allowed to go in the house by Ibadul Mulk. On this the king tried to lean inside the house and the wall raised up. He then tried to mount a horse and see inside and the wall rose again, with this event he tried to lean inside by mounting on an elephant but the same act took place again and the wall raised itself high. The king was so angry for this that he went away and ordered that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar should immediately leave his province. When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar knew about this orders he crossed the Jamuna river and camped there. He told his fellows to wait for three days and then go and see what happened. King Kadir Shah got burn marks on his entire body when he left the house of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in anger. It looked as if he was burnt badly. His master Sirajuddin gave him his own gown through which Kadir Shah felt healthy and was happy for it. When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar knew about this he uttered,” why did Sirajuddin not get burnt”, and what was observed that Sirajuddin got burnt badly. It is from this day that he was being called as Sirajuddin Sokhta (means burnt Sirajuddin). He died with this and his will to his disciples was that he should not be given the holy bath as every dead body gets. So it was decided that only a finger should be washed first. It is stated in books that when King Kadir Shah wished to meet Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar, he asked his master that he needs to meet Zinda Shah Madar. On this Sirajuddin ordered him not to do so and the king had gone to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar without letting Sirajuddin know of his meet. And when he was not able to meet Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and ordered him to go away, it was the punishment of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar to Kadir that he had burn marks on his body and Sirajuddin tried to heal it without permission of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar, and so he got a punishment that he was buried without the gusl (holy bath). Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar appointed Shah Mina as Qutub Malfujat Hazrat Shaikh Mina Sahab Lucknawi, page no. 213, it is written that when Madarul Alameen (Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar) had reached Lucknow, a man came to him who’s wife had been suffering from a disease since four months. He pleaded before Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar to pray for her recovery as he had great love for his wife and cant live without her. To this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told him to go and meet Shaikh Shah Mina. When the man told that he didn’t knew Shah Mina and is unknown to him, Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar sent his representative Shaikh Shahabuddin with him with a gift of Jaanamaz and a small bag for Shah Mina. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar said that Shah Mina will be present on the Dargah (tomb) of Hazrat Kawamuddin. He ordered them to present the gift to Shah Mina and ask him to pray for the lady. With the orders of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar when they reached on the dargah of Hazrat Kawamuddin they found Shaikh Shah Mina (this was during the childhood). Shaikh Shahabuddin gave the gift to him and said: “Madarul Alameen has sent this gift for you and has asked you to pray for this lady”. Immediately Shaikh Shah Mina stood on the Jaanamaz after performing the wazu. He felt the shivering in his feet and asked Shahabuddin to do the prayers for the lady. But Shahabuddin insisted that he pray and with the prayers Shahabuddin would say Ameen(I agree). So Shaikh Shah Mina prayed for the lady and Shaikh Shahabuddin said Ameen. With this the lady was cured from her illness and felt hungry. Rice and vinegar was fetched to her and she felt healthy too. With this miracle Shaikh Shahabuddin stood up and declared that from north to south and east to west, the resident here come under the undertaking of Shaikh Shah Mina. From then onwards people started coming to Shah Mina to get rid of their sorrows and he prayed for them. Note that in the book Badiul Ajayab, page 29, it is stated that when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar came to lucknow, Hazrat Kawamuddin in order to know Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar came to him. On seeing a child as a mureed of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar said that “oh, this kid is also here to learn meditation?”. On this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar answered:” Yes, one get that, with which intention he comes here “. With these words Hazrat Kawamuddin got in such a situation that he died when he reached home. Now the post of a Qutub was vacant and Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar appointed Shaikh Shah Mina for the same. In the book Bahrul Ma-ani, the author Muhammad Mir Jafar Makki had stated that Qutubul Madar (Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar) had the right to reject a rusticate a Qutub and appoint another. In the book Darral Munajjam it is stated that a Qutub rules the universe. In the book Madar-e-Azam, it is also stated by Allama Hakim Farid Ahmad Abbasi Naqshbandi Mujaddi that when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had been in Lucknow an old women came to him and stated that today a child is born but the worry is that he did not feed with mother’s milk yet. On hearing this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar said that the Ramazan moon is seen which means that the Ramazan month is on. So this child is a wali of the almighty Allah. This is the reason that the child is not feeding. Madarul Alameen in Kintoor In the book Madar-e-Azam, page 124 it is stated that when Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Kintoor he took accommodation in a mosque. After moments it was prayer time and Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar performed the namaz with his disciples. After some time Kazi Mahmood came to offer the namaz but saw that the stranger had not waited for him and performed the namaz. He got angry on him for this act. On this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told him that the namaz should be performed on time so it is Mahmood’s mistake that he arrived late. He also stated that it is written in the quran about this and ordered him to read the quran at the same time. When Kazi Mahmood opened the quran to read it, he saw only blank pages inside it and nothing written was visible to him. With this miracle he was shocked and tried to know the name of the stranger. On asking he knew that this is Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. with the instance Kazi Mahmood memorized himself that during his childhood (Kazi Mahmood’s), his father Shaikh Hamid had taken him to Shaikh Abul Fateh and asked him to pray for him. On this Shaikh Abul Fateh took his cap (topi) off and placed it on Mahmood’s head, but the kid took it off and the same process was repeated three times. With this Shaikh Abul Fateh got very much angry and tried to kill the child. As he was about to do so he got a thought that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is saying to him: “this boy belongs to my chain”, hence Shaikh Abul said: “ Shaikh Mahmood, your son go in such a hand that will be the Qutubul Madar and his name will be Badiuddin Ahmad. When Kazi Mahmood remembered this, he understood that this saint is the same Badiuddin Ahmad for whom Shaikh Abul Fateh had foretold. So Kazi Mahmood requested Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar to accept him as his mureed (disciple). On this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar asked him that untill you forget your present qualifications, this is not possible. This was not a possible thing for Kazi Mahmood to forget. But with the blessings of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar he was able to do so. Then Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar accepted him as his mureed and teached him the spiritual knowledge. Then onwards Kazi Mahmood’s name was included in Sufi saints. The arrival Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Ghatampur. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar visited the northern Indian territories inclusive of the cities, villages and jungles and finally reached Ghatampur. Throughout the journey Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar left many of his disciples and mureeds behind so that they preach others of whatever Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar has taught them about Islam and the sayings of the holy prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Ghatampur, the king who was very much impressed with the miracles of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar came to him and requested for the blessings as he was childless. came to him and requested for the blessings as he was childless. On listening to this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar replied to the king that he will be blessed with two sons but he should give one son to him. The king agreed for it and went away. Days passed and both the queens of Ghatampur were pregnant. When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar visited Ghatampur for the second time the king brought one of his son to him. This boy stayed with Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar for ten years. One day when he was crying, Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar asked the reason. The answer was that he misses his birth place. So Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar permitted him to go back to his birth place. On this the son replied that I am a Muslim now and my parents are not. I don’t know how they treat me and accept me or not ? Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar said, “ it is not so. You are the heir of Ghatampur and you will be the next king “. In future it happened that he was the king. Shaikh Ilyas becomes disciple of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar in Gujarat From Ghatampur Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Gujarat and accepted Shaikh Ilyas as his disciple (mureed). About this it is written in the book Gulzar-e-Madar page 114-115 that Shaikh Ilyas was a famous merchant of Gujarat. One day he met Hazrat Khijr Allay Salaam and asked him to teach him the Ilm-e-ladunni (it is the science of knowing secrets). On this Hazrat Khijr Allay Salaam replied that there will be an arrival of a great scholar in Gujarat and only he will give you this knowledge in such a way that you will never forget it throughout your life. He then offered him a bowl of juice and asked him to first learn the religious education as well as the studies needed for daily life. Shaikh started learning with all concentration and with his religious learning he was entitled as the Shaikhul Islam. After five years he met Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar when he came to Gujarat and Shaikh Ilyas found all qualities which Hazrat Khijr has said sufi saint. He dedicated most of his time to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. One day Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told him that the world has an end so you leave it. He agreed but when he returned home he did not refuse the love for the luxurious life. The thought came in mind as to why should I forget this luxurious life. With this he slowly went away from Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar as time passed. Later he tied up into the disease of leprosy with white patches on his body. Once he suddenly got the thought that the disease is because he hurted Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar by not keeping his word. He immediately went to him and accepted that he was wrong and is ashamed of this deed. He requested Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar to forgive him. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar hugged him and forgave him. Then onwards Shaikh Ilyas dedicated his entire life to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. His seventh Hajj From Gujarat Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached Khambat from where he started his journey for his seventh Hajj. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had performed many Hajj, to which he traveled by sea and some by road. There is a story that when Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (Khwaja Gareeb Nawaaz) R A , once passed through the bridge of Sindhu river, he asked the river, “ how many momins (muslims) have crossed you ? The river replied, “ two and a half “. Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz asked, “ who are they ?“. The river answered, “ The first was Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin and the second was Hazrat Zakaria Multani “. Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz went to Lahore and there he stayed near the tomb of Hazrat Usman Ali Hijweri Daata Ganj Bakhsh. The Chillah is still present there. After this on his return when Hazrat Gareeb Nawaz passed through the Sindh river. On this the river said: “here is the third Momin passing by me”. Whenever Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar travelled by road for the Hajj pilgrim, he used to stay at places and make the chillah there which still stands on its place remembering Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar. The question of Hazrat Shaikh Isa. When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached India from Afghanistan, he stayed in the Jaunpur city for some days. One day Hazrat Shaikh Isa Jaunpuri, who was the student of Hazrat Malikul Ulama, came to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar and asked him the question. He asked: “ Huzoor, why don’t you eat and drink ? “. On this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar answered that, “ I recite the Quran Shareef in such concentration that the words become my body’s strength, and their meanings become the strength of my soul. It is because of this that the almighty Allah had blessed me with such powers.” He also added that when in Misr there was a drought, then whenever people used to see Hazrat Yousuf Allay Salaam (may he rest in peace), their hunger and thirst would end at the same moment. So just think, if one sees the almighty how is it possible that he feels hungry or thirsty ? Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had such a reflection of light on his face that he had to wear a veil as the ones who saw his face fainted immediately due to it. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar comes back to Jaunpur Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar visited the city of Jaunpur many times. This was it was a total of twelve years that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar has spent in Jaunpur. The residents there had a thought in mind that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar had chosen this place as his permanent residence. But one day Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar ordered all his disciples (mureeds) to leave Jaunpur. When this news reached the king, he came to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar along with his chiefs to know what went wrong with them that the saint is leaving the city. To this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told them that he always leads to the wish of the almighty Allah and it is not his personal wish to leave Jaunpur. He added that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had ordered him to reside at a place and he is leaving for the same. When the people came to know that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is leaving they gathered around him and cried for pity and requested him not to leave. But Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar promised them that he will come to them one more time. With this the king and his co-men came to him and became his disciples (mureeds). The quantity was in thousands. Then Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar left for Kannauj. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar arrives in Makanpur It was in Hijri 818 that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar came to Makanpur. Many Scholars have written that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar reached the lake from which voices were heard saying “ Ya Azizo Ya Azizo “. He came to this lake and it dried. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told his fellowmen that this is the spot where he is ordered to stay. That time it was a jungle with no population around. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar ordered his men to built a hut in that place and there onwards his fellow disciples also lived there. After some days the king of Jaunpur sent a letter to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar saying that he feels lonely without him and if Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar permits him he wishes to come to him and stay there. And also that he wishes to build a good housing place for Hazrat Sayed Zinda Shah Madar Sahib. But to this Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar replied that you don’t come here but in some days I am coming to you personally. When people came to know that Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar has chosen this place as his permanent residence, they came towards this region and built their own houses there to reside. This made the population of this area to an increase and slowly the jungle disappeared with time and took the form of a town. Sayedna Qutubul Madar Sahib heals Kannauj In that era Kannauj was treated as the capital market in the northern Indian territories. It was a dream place for many migrants as they used to come here for business and even settle there with their family. When Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar selected his permanent place of residence in the dried lake (now called Makanpur) near Kannauj, people came there with faith that their sorrows will be healed and the prayers of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar bring happiness in their lives. Once many citizens came to Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar with the request that he prays for him as the Kannauj province was hit by the colera disease. They requested Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar that they are in deep trouble as the disease had claimed lives of many and the people attend funerals of dozens in a day. They had the faith that the prayers of Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar is the only cure for Kannauj. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar ordered one of his Khalifa (representative) Kazi Shahabuddin Kidwai to go to Kannauj. He also assured the people that they will be benefited and will pray to the almighty Allah for their cure. But Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar placed a condition to the residents that if he did so then he wishes that the people accept Islam as this is the religion which can save them. The people accepted this words but also came forward with a condition that they will do so only if no more people are dead in the next 40 days. Then they left with Kazi Shahabuddin Kidwai. Kari Shahabuddin Kidwai stood at the border of Kannauj and started praying for the well being of the people there. As he did so a big fireball rose from the city and with his spiritual powers Kari Shahabuddin Kidwai swallowed it and returned back to Makanpur. Now that this was done and 39 days passed, the people noticed that there were no deaths in their region and they had the fear that if tomorrow there is no death then they will have to accept Islam. All of them decided to ask a scholar for the solution to this. So they went to Bhika and Gopal who were very much literate. When Bhika and Gopal heard this and came to know that the people do not wish to accept the Islam religion, they suggested that if there is no death tomorrow then one old person should be killed and brought forward to Hazrat Sayed Zinda Shah Madar Sahib. Hearing all this Bhika and Gopal told the gathering that the one who can swallow a disaster can also spit it back. All were silent on this. Bhika and Gopal decided that they will be the first ones to accept Islam and they did so. The people did the same and the city was full of Muslims and they oftenly visited Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar at his place of residence. Then after some days Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar ordered his men that he wishes to visit Jaunpur again Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar passes away Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar called upon his heirs Khwaja Abu Muhammad Argun, Khwaja Sayed Abu Turab Fansoor and Khwaja Sayed Abul Hasan Tayfoor, and expressed his will that he wishes to leave the life now. He declared Khwaja Abu Muhammad Argun to take care of his proceedings after him and the disciples and representatives were ordered to obey them after Hazrat Sayed Zinda Shah Madar Sahib. Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar told his followers that he is leaving the world and they should be fulfilled by these three heirs but Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar will be with them always and help. will be with them always and help. When the followers requested him not to leave, Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar replied that it is mentioned in the holy Quran that every being has to meet death. And also that the almighty Allah calls his loved ones to him, hence one should not fear of death.