I am the Kalid Bardar of Ajmer Sharif: The Sufi shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.). This place is the root of spiritual devotional Islam in South Asia from Medieval ages. The faith followed here is Tasawwuf which can trace its roots to Hazrat Abu-Bakr (R.A.) and is not a deviation from fundamental Islam.
The importance of Ajmer Sharif is that it is the symbol of “Sulh-i-Kul” peace to all. As, in the recent decade people are losing faith in humanity with the increase in violence, terror and strife around the world, and religion is the major factor in it. Our vision is to spread the message of peace far and wide with the teachings of Khwaja Sahib (R.A.).
Chishtism is not an “ism” and not some new invention but the age old concept of Tasawwuf, the spiritual aspect of Islam. Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) actually devoted his whole life in imparting the importance of love.
To those who follow the Chishty way of life they demonstrate hospitality as a tree, generosity as a river, and believe in imparting love to all mankind.
The mystical philosophy of Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishty (R.A.) practices faith in humanity and enable an individual to realize the god within. It believes in perfection through practice of truth. It is a way of enlightening spiritually deteriorated souls and society. In present climate of war, violence, greed and competition, his philosophy is a timeless remedy for peace, harmony and reflects the true essence of Islam. In Diwan-e-Moin (poems compilation) Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) describes Love as his religion, and ask an individual to see through his eyes. He also states that, “a person can only see God through the inner eye, the eye of love.” He says “the reality of the human body is its soul, the truth of the soul is God and the substance of God is love.”