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Abu Yusuf bin Saman 5. Maudud Chishti 6. Sharif Zandani 7. Usman al-Haruni 8. Muinuddin Chishti 9. Qumbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki 10. Fariduddin Masud 11. Nizamuddin Auliya’. His Students He had more than 600 Khalifas (a khalifa is a disciple who is given the authority to take his own disciples and thus propagate the spiritual lineage) who continued his lineage all over the world. Some of his most famous disciples are: Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi He was the spiritual successor of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.

Rivers of wealth flowed daily into the khaneqah, and there were huge donations to the poor and the needy, but the attire of Nizamudeen Auliya (rahmatullahi alaihi) consisted of a cloak and some badly torn clothes. Banquets were held every day, but Nizamudeen Auliya (rahmatullahi alaihi) subsisted on a piece of barley bread and some water for sehri - and sometimes he would not even eat that much, thinking of all the needy who could not even afford this. He loved even his most staunch enemies; once when they scattered thorns in his path, he walked over them uncaringly.

He helped the cause by writing in Hindvi language, which appealed the most to young children and elderly people. He was proud of the fact that he belonged to a Hindustani nation as in one of his books called Ghurra-ul-Kamal he said that he had written some of his books in Hindvi language because he is a Hindustani Turk and it is a tribute to his connection with Hindustan. He was also proud of his fluency in Hindvi language. 2. Amir Khusrau and Nizamuddin Aulia About 16 days after Id-ul-fitr, many Muslims and some non-Muslims in and around Delhi take part in another festive occasion they call the Satrahvin Sharif - literally Holy Seventeenth.

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