Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s last Sermon

 

Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti delivered his last sermon 40 days before departing from this world (1233 A.D.)

“Love all and hate none.

Mere talk of peace will avail you naught.

Mere talk of Allah and religion will not take you far.

Bring out all the latent powers of your being and

reveal the full magnificence of your immortal self.

Be surcharged with peace and joy, and scatter

them wherever you are and wherever you go.

Be a blazing fire of Truth; be a beauteous blossom

of love; and be a soothing balm of peace.

With your spiritual light, dispel the darkness of

ignorance; dissolve the clouds of discord and war,

and spread goodwill, peace and harmony among

the people. Never seek any help, charity or favors

from anybody except God. Never go to the courts

of kings and rulers, but never refuse to bless

and help the needy and the poor, the widow

and the orphan, if they come to your door.

This is your Mission of Peace, to serve the people…

Carry it out dutifully and courageously

so that I, as your Pir-O-Murshid (spiritual guide),

may not be ashamed of any shortcomings on your

part before Almighty Allah and our

holy predecessors on the Day of Judgment.”

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