|Date of Birth||0890|
|Date of demise||1033||Rabi-ul-Awwal||25|
Hazrat Shah Ala Abdus Salam Panipati (تذکرہ / سوانح)
Hazrat Shah A’la Abdus Salam Panipati علیہ الرّحمہ
Name and Title:
His name is ‘ABDUS SALAM PANIPATI’ and title is ‘Shah-e-A’la’.
Date of Birth:
He was born in 890 AH.
Allegiance and Caliphate (Khilafat):
He got the Khirqa-e-Khilafat (saintly dress) from his respected father Nizamuddinرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ and also received the Khilafat from Hazrat Sheikh Nizam Narnoli رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ.
Character and Peculiarities:
He owned the higher status and ranks. A person named Allah diya who was a Mureed of Abdus Salamرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ , wrote a book ‘Jawahir-e-A’la’ on his sayings and events. All his circumstances and places have been written in that book. His name was Abdus Salam but Sheikh Nizam Narnoliرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ gave him the title of ‘Shah-e-A’la’. Author of Sair-ul-Aqtab said that Shah-e-A’laرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ used to work for a rich Khurakhan at an early age. After some time, his business reached to the perfection that there was no archer in Baber’s army like him. By abandoning the army, he became a seeker of Allah Almightyجل جلالہ and then, he went to Panipat from Delhi. He informed his father from his heart condition. On the order of his respected father, he started performing ‘Chilla’ (a way of mystical practice) in a room, that was adjacent to the blessed Shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Shamshuddin Turk Panipatiرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ . Then, he began to perform the mystical practice. The forty days had not completed yet that one day, when the door of room was closed, Sheikh Nizamuddin Narnoli came into that room and said “ I have your spiritual part, therefore come to me at Narnol.” While staggering in a rapture condition, he reached to Narnol and he went into the service of Hazrat Sheikh Nizam Narnoliرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ . His work got complete. He received ‘the Khirqa-e-Khilafat’ (saintly dress) and he was given with the title of ‘Shah-e-A’la’.
Date of Demise:
He passed away on 25th Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1033 AH/ January, 1624 AD and he was 142 years old.
After opening the grave, the sacred body of Shah-e-A’la was found in safe and sound condition:
After some years of his demise, an elderly woman who belonged to the royal family started constructing his blessed Shrine. When constructing work started, architect dreamt that “Hazrat Shah-e-A’laرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ is standing at the head of his grave and he is saying that the platform which you are constructing, a board of my box has broken from it and a brick fell into the box. It would be appropriate that break this platform and take out that brick from the box. By mending the board of box, reconstruct it.” When it was morning, he went to that royal woman and stated his night dream. She ordered, be implemented whatever Shah-e-A’la رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ said. the great people of city gathered. The building of dais was removed and the box was pulled out. A wooden piece of that box was really broken and a brick was in it. This brick was under his leg and his right leg was on the correct position but left leg got high. People saw his blessed body, that was in the safe and sound condition. His blessed eyes was bright as if he was having a rest. Therefore, all the young and elders resident of that city got the privilege to see him. The board of box was mended. By laying the foundation anew, the Shrine was constructed.