It is narrated that in the
early stages of his life, Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin (radi Allahu
anhu) would take a nap, but in the last part of his life he kept
awake all the time. He had also committed the Quran to memory and
used to recite and finish it twice daily. Whenever anything came to
his Khanqah, he quickly distributed these to the poor and needy. If
there were nothing, he would request his attendants and mureeds to
distribute plain water as a humble token of his hospitality.
Sheikh Nur Bux has written
in his book entitled "Silsilatuz'zah": "Bakhtiyar Aushi
was a great devotee, mystic and friend of Allah. In private and
public he was indulged in the remembrance of Allah. He was
habituated to eat little, sleep little and speak little. He was a
towering personality in the world of mysticism."
He had no parallel in
abandoning the world and suffering poverty and hunger. He kept
himself engrossed in the remembrance of Allah. Whenever someone came
to him he would come back to his senses after a while and was then
able to talk with him. After a very brief exchange he would show his
inability to continue any longer and slipped into the same state of
absorption once again.
Once Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin
(radi Allahu anhu) was coming back with his relatives and
disciples after offering Eid Salaah that he, all on a sudden, halted
at a place in silence. After a while his relatives submitted:
"Today is the Eid day. Many people would be awaiting his arrival."
Having heard this Hazrat Khwaja (radi Allahu anhu) came out
of his lost state and uttered, "From this piece of land I have
the smell of the perfect men."
Thereafter, he came home and
after the meal was over, he asked the people to call the owner of
the land to him. When the owner came to him, he purchased that piece
of land from him. Later, Hazrat Bakhtiyar (radi Allahu anhu)
was buried in the same soil.
Death also came to him in an
unusual manner. It is stated that once in an assembly of Sama (Qawwali)
he happened to hear a verse of Hazrat Ahmad Jam with the meaning:
"Those who are killed with the dagger of surrender and pleasure get
a new life from the Unseen."
Hazrat Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki
(radi Allahu anhu) was so much absorbed in and inspired with
this verse that from that day on he kept on reciting it in a state
of unconsciousness and gave his life in the same state. He remained
in this state of Wajd for 3 consecutive days and expired on the 4th
day. He passed away on the 14th of Rabi-ul-Awwal 633 A.H. On account
of his extra-ordinary death, Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
(radi Allahu anhu) is known as "Shaheed-e-Mohabbat" or
Martyr of Allah's Love.
The Mazaar Shareef of Hazrat
Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhityar Kaki (radi Allahu anhu) lies near
Qutb Minar at old Delhi.
He also enjoys the following
titles in the Sufi world: Qutub-ul-Aqtaab, Malik-ul-Mashaa’ikh,
Rais-us-Saalikin, Siraj-ul-Awliya, etc.
The Blessed Grave of Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin