Chishty Foundation

About Us

Chishty Foundation is based on the blessed vision and message of “Love towards all, Malice towards none” which is the central message of Hz.Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty (r.a) popularly known as Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (r.a) – meaning “Patron of the Poor.”

It’s a universal message for the whole of humanity that we may love and respect Creation i.e. fellow human beings, Earth, and all sacred sentient life and creations of the One Almighty Creator Allah (swt).

Our aim in establishing the Chishty Foundation is to realize this blessed vision and to create a platform for people from around the world who share the same commitment – to love and serve Humanity (Khidmat e Khalq) and to take spiritual and physical responsibility for stewardship of Nature (Khilafa) while spreading the message of Love Towards All in it’s full essence among the people of our beautiful planet Earth.

In today’s troubled times we believe that the messages of the great Sufi’s and Saints, which unite all of Humanity in Oneness towards the feelings of Truth, Divine Reality and to honoring the Sacred Presence within Nature, is the not just a way, but an essential way for the solutions of the world problems and a perfect road map towards the Path of Love, Peace, Sisterhood and Brotherhood among the whole Humanity.

The Chishty Foundation creates a platform for nurturing and promoting cultural, spiritual and ecological sacred regeneration through a number of platforms and initiatives, including our International Sufi Rang Festival, which honors, preserves and showcases ancient and modern Sufi Arts including Sufi Calligraphy, Sufi Poetry Culture, Photography, Sufi Music, Spirituality and through Sama and Qawwali – The Chishty Sufi’s food for the Soul.

The Chishty Foundation’s Clean and Green Initiative also works to inspire, empower and educate our local and global community to care spiritually and physically for our common home – Earth, while nurturing a sense of compassion and selfless service towards humanity and all life.

As part of the larger picture of our work in the near future we intend to incorporate faith values-centred spiritual ecology practices into our education programme at the Chishty Foundation’s Bab Ul Ilm ‘Doorway to Knowledge’ school for children from underprivileged backgrounds, located underneath the sacred Aravalli mountains on the outskirts of Ajmer.

In humble service to Creation, the Chishty Foundation delivers a number of charitable and empowerment services, including:

  • Set up and run “Bab Ul Ilm” Sufi School of Holistic Spiritual Sciences
  • Host the International Sufi Rang Festival, promoting the Sufi messages of Oneness, Divine Love and creativity through Sufi Art, Spiritual Music Renditions, Quranic Calligraphy Exhibitions and Sacred Architectural Photography Displays
  • Set up and initiate a local community Clean and Green Initiative, preparing to launch in Spring 2018
  • Provide free Sufi Vegetarian Meals on Wheels programs to nearby villages in Ajmer Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (r.a)
  • Provide Educational Scholarship support to students in need
  • Provide medical aid to local individuals and families in need
  • Provide empowering Skills Development program by setting up Computer Training Centres and Sewing Craft stitching and art skills
  • Share the spiritual loving kindness and compassionate message of Hz. Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (r.a) through Haji Syed Salman Chishty’s immense global outreach programs in almost 40 countries in the last 10 years by engaging in International Conferences, Inter-Faith Peace Summits, Universities and Academic Interactions.

Our charitable and empowering initiatives are now in their 10th year, and are a step towards us living the essence of complete Sufi understandings and teachings, while also inspiring and empowering others to unite our hands and hearts together to realize humanity’s sacred and joyful duty to love and serve Creation.

Alhamdulilah, this is our humble journey……

“Love towards All, Malice towards None”
– Khawaja Gharib Nawaz

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Chishty FoundationWednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 8:21am
Hazrat Aisha Radiallah Anha stated that I asked Rasool'Allah ﷺ "If i find Lailatul Qadar then what should I do ? He ﷺ said recite this dua *"ALLAH HUMMA INNAKA A'FUVUN TOHIB BUL AFVA FA'AFU ANNI"*(Tirmidhi)

*"O Allah! you are the forgiver and you like forgiving so forgive me"

*#LailatulQadarr Mubarak

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Chishty Foundation added 3 new photos.Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 8:49am
#Ramadan21 #DayOfMartyrdom
#MawlaAliMushkilKushaSherKhuda عليه سلام

Alahazrat dedicates five couplets in Qasidah Salamiyyah to Mawla Ali رضي الله عنه:

Murtaza sheyr e haqq ashja'ul ashja'īń
Sāqi e shīr o sharbat pe lakhon salam

‎مرتضیٰ شیرِ حق اشجع الاشجعیں
‎ساقی شیٖر و شربت پہ لاکھوں سلام

The chosen one, lion of truth, bravest of the brave;
Endless salutations upon the pourer of milk and heavenly wine

Note, homonyms: sheyr and shīr.

Asl nasl e safā waj'he wasl e khudā
Bāb e fasl e wilāyat pe lakhon salam

‎اصل نسلِ صفا وجہِ وصلِ خدا
‎بابِ فصلِ ولایت پہ لاکھوں سلام

Origin of pure lineage, means of Divine gnosis;
Endless salutations upon the door to sainthood

Awwalīń dāfaýe ahl e rifz o khurūj
Chārmi rukn e millat pe lakhon salam

‎اّولیں دافعِ اہلِ رفض و خروج
‎چارمی رکنِ ملّت پہ لاکھوں سلام

First to eliminate the people of rejection and rebellion;
Endless salutations upon the fourth pillar of the nation

Mawla Ali was the first to wage war against Rafidis and Kharijis. Rafidi means a rejector and Khariji means a rebel.

Sheyr e shamshīr zan shāh e khaybar shikan
Partaw e dast e qudrat pe lakhon salam

‎شیرِ شمشیر زن شاہِ خیبر شکن
‎پرتوِ دستِ قدرت پہ لاکھوں سلام

Sword brandishing lion, destroyer of Khaybar;
Endless salutations upon the manifestation of Divine Power

Māhi e rifz o tafzīl o nasb o khurūj
Hāmi e dīn o sunnat pe lakhon salam

‎ماحیِ رفض و تفضیل و نصب و خروج
‎حامیِ دین و سنت پہ لاکھوں سلام

The vanquisher of rifd, tafdil, nasb and khuruj;
Endless salutations on the helper of Islam and the sunnah

#Pics :- Today’s pictures (Ramadan21) from Rauza-e-Mawla-e-Kaynat
Sher-e-Khuda Mushkil Khusha Fathe Khaybar
Baab-e-Fasle Wilayat Waja-e-Wasle Khuda
Asal Nasl-e-Safa Saaqi-e-Sher o Shabbat
Mawla Ali عليه سلام

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Chishty FoundationSunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 7:53am
17th Ramadān ul-Mubarak

Battle of Badr & Passing Away of Mother of Believers, Sayyidah 'Aisha Siddīqa (May Allāh ﷻ be pleased with them all)

The Battle of Badr is the most important battle in the whole of human history as it firmly established Islam as the only true religion for the whole of humanity till the end of time. It took place on 17 Ramadān 2 A.H, 624 C.E. The Beloved Prophet ﷺ, together with 313 of his Sahaba (Companions) and Angels sent by Allāh defeated about 1000 better armed polytheists of the tribe of Quraish.

17th Ramadhān is also the date of the passing of the 'Beloved of the Beloved of Allah', our mother, Sayyidah 'A'isha Siddīqa RadiAllāhu Ta'ālā Anha. The one from whom we received half our religion! May Allāh ﷻ sanctify her soul and elevate her status.

Remember the participants (313) and the martyrs (14) of Badr as well as our beloved and exalted mother on 17th Ramadān

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Chishty FoundationSunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 6:07am
#YaumeWisaal #UmmulMomineen
#AmmiSayyadahAisha سلام اللہ علیہ
Bint e Siddiq ārām e jān e Nabiy
Us harīm e barā'at pe lakhon salam
بنتِ صدّیق آرامِ جانِ نبی
اُس حریمِ براء ت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Daughter of the truthful, solace to the life of the Prophet;
Endless salutations upon that exonerated wife
Yáni hai sūrah e nūr jin ki gawāh
Un ki pur nūr sūrat pe lakhon salam

یعنی ہے سورۂ نور جن کی گواہ
اُن کی پُر نور صورت پہ لاکھوں سلام
That is, the one whose proof is the chapter of light;
Endless salutations upon her radiant being

Note: wordplay of sūrah e nūr (chapter 24 of the Quran) and pur nūr sūrat. The Arabic word, Sūrah is with a س and the Urdu word for being/countenance, sūrat is with a ص.

Jin meiń rūhu'l qudus bey ijāzat nah jāyeń
Un suradiq ki ísmat pe lakhon salam
جن میں رُوح ا لقدُس بے اجازت نہ جائیں
اُن سُرادِق کی عِصمت پہ لاکھوں سلام

In which the angel Jibril won't enter without permission;
Endless salutations upon that purified dwelling

The grave of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was dug in the quarters of Sayyidah Ayishah رضي الله عنها which even the archangel Jibril wouldn't enter without permission.


Sham'é tāban e kāshānah e ijtihād
Mufti e chār millat pe lakhon salam

‎شمعِ تابانِ کاشانۂ اجتہاد
‎مفتیِ چار ملّت پہ لاکھوں سلام
The illuminated torch, abode of legal derivation;
Endless salutations upon the mufti of the four eras

Sayyidah Ayishah was a mujtahidah and issued rulings in the period of all four caliphs.

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Chishty Foundation added 2 new photos.Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 5:38am
15th Ramadan , The day when Holy prophet Sallela ho Alai hi wassallam became grandfather, Hazrat Ali Alaihisalam became father , Bibi Fatema SA became Mother and when Imam Hasam al Mujtaba was born

He Was Born On The 15th Of Ramaḍān In The Year 3 After Hijrah.

On The Seventh Day Of His Birth, The Prophet (Salalahu Ahlayhi Wa Ahlihi Wa Salam) Slaughtered Two Rams And Gave Away His Hair-Weight Of Silver As Charity.

He Was Named Ḥasan By His Venerated Grandfather, And His Titles Include Abū-Muḥammad, Sayyid And Zakī Among Others.

According To Sound Narrations, He Had High Resemblance With His Noble Grandfather From Head To Chest.

The Companion Anas Ibn Mālik Raḍiy-Allāhu Anhu Said: “None Of Them Resembled The Messenger Of Allāh (Salalahu Ahlayhi Wa Ahlihi Wa Salam) More Than Imam Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī.” (Tirmidhī).

When He Was A Child, He Used To Play With His Grandfather. He Would Often Climb Over The Back Of The Messenger Of Allāh Sall-Allāhu Alaihi Wa Ahlihi Wa Sallam During Prostration In The Prayer, And The Prophet Would Never Take Him Off, Until He Himself Would Get Off. One Day, The Prophet (Alayhi Salaat O Wa Salaam) Was In The State Of Rukūʿ Then Imam Ḥasan Al Mujatabah (Alayhim Al-Salām) Came And Passed Between His Legs. Sometimes, The Prophet (Alayhi Salaat O Wa Salaam) Would Open Out His Tongue And Ḥasan Would Laugh And Be Extremely Pleased By Watching It. The Prophet Of Allāh Used To Carry Him On His Shoulders. (Tārīkh Al-Khulafā).

Once, The Prophet Sall-Allāhu Alaihi Wa Ahlihi Wa Sallam Ascended The Minbar And Said:
“Indeed, This Son Of Mine Is A Chief/Syed; Allāh Shall Bring Peace Between Two Tremendous Parties Through His Hands.” (Tirmidhī).

The Messenger Of Allāh Sall-Allāhu Alaihi Wa Ahlihi Wa Sallam Once Hugged Him And Prayed:
“O Allāh! I Love Him, So Please Love Him And Love Those Who Love Him.” (Bukhārī)

In 49 AH, He Was Poisoned By A Woman Instigated By Yazīd Son Of Muʿāwiya. He Had Been Poisoned Multiple Times Earlier, But This Time He Did Not Recover. He Received Martyrdom With That Poison And Passed In 49 AH (Or 50/51 AH By Other Reports). He Was Buried In The Baqīʿ Graveyard In Madīnah.

Pic 2 : Baqi Cemetery Graves of Imam Hassan (as) Imam Zainul Abideen as Imam Baqer as & Imam Sadiq as

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Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 3:49pm
Saare Jahan se accha Hindustan hamara.....
Hum Bulbule hai iske Yeh Gulsitan Hamara Hamara.....
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
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Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 3:43pm
RT @sufimusafir: "Love all, Serve all"....
Chishty Sufi teachings.
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Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 3:42pm
@anandmahindra Indeed Brilliant.....
Thanks @anandmahindra sb for sharing some of the most amazing video from your #whatsappwonderbox . If we want to send a video to your wonderbox, how can we share ? Rgrds n Dua's from #Ajmer Sharif
Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 1:40pm
RT @AkbaruddinIndia: धन्यवाद(Dhanyavad)
Thank you🙏🏽

A big "Thank You" to all who made the @UN International Day of Yoga 2018 truly globa…
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Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:58pm
"Love all, Serve all"....
Chishty Sufi teachings.
6th of Shawwal Annual Urs e Mubarak of Hz. Khawaja Usman e Harooni(ra) - Pir of Murshid of Hazret Khawaja Moinudeen Chishty(ra) mubarak to all with Chatti Sharif bliss and Blessings from AJMER SHARIF. #Sufi #Ajmer #Peace
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