Majesty’s real name is Syed Muhammad Tajuddin and with love His Majesty is known as Chiragh-uddin (The light of religion). But His Majesty was famous among the people as “Tajuddin Baba’’. His Highness’s other names and titles are as follows: -
His majesty name is Muhammad Tajuddin and with love known as Chiragh-uddin (The light of religion). But were famous among the people as “Tajuddin Baba ’’. Your are as follows: -
It is a very superior designation, which needs an explained to get a better understanding. A short briefing can be given as, “All Mighty Allah who is the Creator and cherisher of this entire universes and dynasties has divided it into seven parts and which is named as Haft-e-Aqleem (The seven climes). Therefore, as a result of the division of the dynasties and universes, the Vicegerent of the last Holy Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.s.), to whom the authority and control is gifted in specific parameters of the seven climes is known as “the Majesty of the seven climes”.
(Approved from His Highness by Ummah Tajia)
When Baba Sahib (r.a.) saw the book Taj Qutbee he said,
“I am the grand son of Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari (r.a.)”.
Then the devotees were curious about the full family tree of Baba Sahib (r.a.). Hazrat Yousef Shah Taji tried to explain in his book Israr-E-Taj, that Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari’s grandson migrated to Madras (India) from Arab. But this was not satisfactory to the readers and the quest was on.
Mr. Husamuddin published the book Tazkara-e-Taj-ul-Aulia. In that book the family tree of His Highness (r.a.) went through my eyes, but still I (Syed Amjed Ali Shah Taji) was in the quest. Baba Sahib (r.a.) blessed me and I wrote an application to Hassan Sani Nizami (deputy administrator). He answered me on 27th Oct. 1966. He published the family tree of Baba Sahib (r.a.) and also published the family tree produced by Mr. Husamuddin.
But, we the Ummah Tajia put an extra effort to approve it directly from Baba Sahib (r.a.) and are presenting the family tree.
"r.a." is an abbreviation of "Rehmatullah Alahe"
This Designation means that His Majesty is the diadem and the leader of the knower, friend and the beloved ones of the Most Merciful and the Omnipotent Allah.
When we needed to confirm the family background of His Highness Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) for writing the biography. Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) asserted,
“ I am the Grand Son of Imam Hassan Askari (r.a.)”
Tajuddin Baba’s (r.a.) mother was glad tidied before his birth in which she was informed of the arrival of Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.). She saw a vast ground inhabited by thousands of cities with infinite beings. This contains all the religions and nations. Its winter’s fortnight and the full moon are dazzling. Moon light had exhilarated and allured every mortal. Then Baba Tajuddin’s (r.a.) mother saw that moon feel into her lap. His Majesty Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) was born in the same year.
August Syed Mohammed Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) was born in Kamti, Nagpur in Goore-Bazar on 15th Rajab 1277 Haj'ri corresponding to 27th January 1861 on Tuesday. A miracle was revealed by Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) as He born. He didn’t cry like a normal child and His eyes were closed. This confused the relatives, making them wonder if the as if the child was born dead. Experienced Midwives checked the pulse beat which was normal. Therefore according to that era’s tradition, His forehead was stamped by a heated copper coin and then He opened his eyes. Instead of crying He gave a smiley look to everyone.
The maternal grandfather of His Highness said that when His mother was born she had the similar condition. As to the tradition she was placed on a horse. After this practice she opened her eyes and took her first breath. That’s the reason she is addressed as Ghorun Bibi but her original name was Marium Bibi (r.a.).
August Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) was the only child of His parents. When His Majesty August Tajuddin Baba was one year of age His father passed away while touring Rangoon. August Baba Tajuddin’s (r.a.) mother after her husband’s death completed her 4 months & 10 days for (Iddut) then shifted to her father’s house, namely Syed Meeran Shah Sahib (r.a.). At maternal grand father’s house Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) has been fostered. At the age of nine His mother passed away afterwards His maternal grandmother looked after him. At the age of six with the help of Your maternal grand father His Majesty’s mother admitted him in a madrasa (Islamic School). There His Majesty (r.a.) was educated by Moulvi Akram-ul-Hassan and Moulvi Akram-ul-Haq. Beside Arabic He learnt Persian, Urdu and English. During the era of education, a Saint of Kamti (India) August Abdullah Shah visited the madrasa and told His Majesty’s teacher,
“What are you teaching him? He is an expert of the Elm-e-ludni (Inspired knowledge, Divine knowledge)”
Then he looked at August Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) with affection and humbleness and said,
“Eat little, Talk little and Sleep little and recite the Holy Quran, rather just recitation, think that as if it is been revealing on you.”
After that August Abdullah (r.a.) took out dry dates from his pouch chewed it and gave the other half to August Baba Tajuddin (r.a.). As He ate that half chewed date His condition changed, tears started running. This condition lasted for three days.
Like other children August Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) had no qualities like wantonness & waywardness. He had a calm and quiet persona. He had no friendship with His classmate nor was He interested in fooling around. On observing these circumstances August Baba Tajuddin’s (r.a.) maternal grand father bought him pigeons to amuse Him. So He looked after them just spending the time to cheer up. When August Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) matured, His maternal grand father bought Him a horse for ridding beside this His Majesty had a violin in inheritance. He usually played some time. Mostly He spent his time in studying and reading religious books.
From the very childhood, His Majesty (r.a.) liked to confine himself to loneliness. He was very kindhearted, good natured and benevolent and avoided talking much. He often recites Maulana Rome and Hafeez Sherazi’s lines in solitude particularly the following lines of Dewan-e-Hafeez.
‘O’ man, drink wine, set the book on fire, demolish Ka’aba (The house of Allah), sit in a temple, But never thou distress a fellow human. To elaborate it further, to His Majesty, Distressing, disheartening tyrannizing, surprising and oppressing human beings was the greatest to all sins. In other words to win the heart of a fellow human is the great pilgrimage and one heart is worth more than a thousands Ka’abas (The House of Allah). The Ka’aba is mere “cottage of Ibrahim (Abraham)”, but a human heart is the very home of The All Mighty Allah.
His Majesty’s practical life was an example of virtues, kindness and benevolence, which he showered on all mankind and will continue till the day of doom. When His Majesty was in the preaching school (madarsa), The Saint predicted that the Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) is the master of Elm-e-ludni. It is obvious what materialistic knowledge His Majesty would have gained at the age of 12-13. It was the divine knowledge that he satisfied and fulfilled the question of the questioner. After this the world has witnessed that born Saints had been in the service of Highness Baba. From the youth His Majesty liked to confine himself to loneliness. In His solidity He used to experience the revelation of the divine light, to meet the unseen creatures, His prayers with deep meditation. All these acts and talks are beyond the minds of a normal person.
This deep meditation, meeting the unknowns and unseen, Resisting and absorbing the divine light of All Mighty Allah is not the act of a normal human being in the period of adolescence.
At the age of 15 years, His Majesty (r.a.) had completed the education of Arabic, Urdu, Persian, and English. He disappeared from the house of his maternal grandfather, Syed Meeran Shah (r.a.). His Highness maternal grandfather searched Him tirelessly everywhere, gave His picture in the newspaper and held a cash prize for it but all went in vain. At last he helplessly consigned and surrendered to Allah. His maternal grandfather loved Him so much that he couldn’t overcome the grief of His absence and after few years he passed away.
After leaving His maternal grandfather’s house, His Majesty (r.a.) mostly spend His time in the jungle of Basher for mystic exercises, which is also known as Gondwana. In fact, this region and its inhabitants were very famous for Black Magic.
Due to the presence of His Majesty (r.a.), the power of their evil magic (of inhabited magicians) was ceased. Since this was there only source of income. They were very dread fully worried, therefore, they complained to their chief for the downfall of there business. Upon listening there condition, the chief told them,
“A spiritual saint had arrived in our region; he is performing his mystic exercises while hanging up side down from tree and till his presence in this area our magical powers will remain ineffective”.
On hearing this magicians started to test spells individually on His Majesty (r.a.) so that He would leave, but all in vain. Then an official meeting was called and it was decided to commence magic collectively, but by the graciousness of Almighty Allah this was also ineffectual. In fact, this collective magic had an opposite affect on them. Some of them were totally handicapped from hand, some from legs, some from tongue and some from there eye sights … after that they all become miserable and extremely worried !! Allah Almighty granted wisdom and revealed reality to them that His Majesty is a highborn Saint because there collective spell makes no difference, rather we (black magicians) suffered badly. Therefore the tribe of magicians came in the honour of His Majesty (r.a.) where August Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.) was in deep meditation hanging up side down from the tree. Witness the Glory of Almighty Allah that when those sufferers (who were punished for their misdeed) reached near the tree, they all came to their original condition (became healthy) and obeisance’s His Majesty (r.a.). As His Highness (r.a.) was still in mystic exercise, they went back, and assigned two individuals in respect of His Majesty (r.a.) on daily bases, so that as soon as His Majesty would come down from tree the individual would inform their tribesmen in order to confess on their misdeed with Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.) and to be able to serve Him in any way possible.
His Majesty (r.a.) remained in Allah’s mystic devotion for consecutive two years and after that period stepped down from the tree, on seeing so, the two men who were on duty reported their tribe immediately. Upon hearing this each & every person which was 150,000 consisting of all age groups (ladies, children, seniors, youth…) started to pay homage in respect of His Majesty (r.a.) for three continuous days for confessing and acknowledging their transgression acts. His majesty (r.a.) pardoned everyone with His benevolence and beneficence. All these people (150,000 in numbers) embraced Islam and induct (Oath for allegiance to a Saint) on the hand of August Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.), and for few days served His Highness (r.a.) a lot. These people were known as Gond in the region of C.P (India). Their business was selling herbal medicines. At that time when people enquired, who is their spiritual mentor? They replied “Venerable Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.)”.
When Venerable His Highness Tajuddin (r.a.) arrived to Kamti; His Majesty’s (r.a.) age was seventeen years old. His Highness’s (r.a.) maternal grandfather had passed away in His (r.a) grief. His maternal Uncle Syed Abdul Rehman was pleased to see His Highness (r.a.) again. August Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.) had become silent and preferred loneliness in the worship of All Mighty Allah and stated verses in trance which were beyond anyone’s horizons.
In the year 1879, there was a flood in Kanhan River in Kamti (India), nearly half of the population was victimized from the flood. Many homes were swept away including the house of His Highness’s (r.a) maternal grandfather.
All the assets of Syed Abdul Rehman were swept away by the flood and that made a lot of financial uncertainty. His Highness (r.a.) proposed to obtain a job, Insha–Allah (Allah’s will) every thing will be settled normal. His Highness (r.a.) prayed for him and His Uncle was placed as a manager in the Jungle department.
When His Majesty (r.a.) was 18 years of age; Syed Abdul Rehman advised Him to enroll in the army. But His Majesty’s maternal grandmother sad countenanced, which was the hurdle in joining army. Therefore, it had been delayed for two years.
In 1881, at the age of 20 Venerable Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.) joined army as His Majesty (r.a.) had convinced His maternal grandmother with great difficultly. His Highness’s tallness, strong physique and sound health were absolutely perfect for the armed forces.
His Majesty Taj-ul-Aulia (r.a.) in 1881, were enlisted in the Nagpur Regiment no# 8 as a Corporal, which was known as Madrasi Platoon. His Majesty’s (r.a.) mystic routines were not effected in spite of His employment. After the duty hours His Majesty (r.a.) was seen busy in worshiping Almighty Allah. At night people heard His Majesty (r.a.) reciting verses of Hafiz Sherazi (r.a.) and Mulalna Roomi (r.a.). Due to His (r.a.) simple life style and honesty, His officers were very pleased.
His Majesty (r.a.) taught the Holy Quran to Mr. Bennis an American officer and also taught the study of spiritualism to an officer named Mr. William. After this Mr. William went to Calcutta and spent rest of his life in a graveyard. His Majesty (r.a.) visited several countries with the army. Even while miles away from base station His Majesty (r.a.) never compromised His prayers (Namaz) & spiritual practice under any circumstances and performed them punctually. His Highness’s (r.a.) daily life was well disciplined and organized.
His Majesty (r.a.) spent three years in Kamti and after that period His regiment was divided in two groups. One group remained in Kamti while other dispatched to Saagar Cantonment. His Majesty (r.a.) was included in the Saagar regimental group, this happened in 1884.
His Majesty (r.a.) arranged accommodation for His maternal grandmother and relatives then proceeded for Saagar (C.P. India). Even there His Majesty’s (r.a.) routine of prayers and mystical exercises remained the same. Once His Majesty (r.a.) came to see His maternal grandmother on leave and stayed with her for a few days and returned back. Now His abstinence and mystic devotion towards Allah was on the crest.
Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) was posted at Saagar depot. At night 9 o’clock after duty hours, He used to go to the Shrine of Baba Dauood Maki (r.a.) and remained there busy in observation, deep meditation and contemplation all night long then return back to depot in early morning hours before the time of parade. This routine continued for straight two years. Even after two years He used to visit the Shrine of Dauood Maki (r.a.) once or twice a week. Up till His stay in Saagar there was no change in this routine.
When His Majesty’s maternal grandmother was informed; that her grand son spent the whole night outside the army camp, she thought that her grandson might have been involved in notorious activities. Therefore she came to Saagar and stayed to investigate the absence of her grandson during nights. She found that the rumour was true. One morning when His Majesty (r.a.) came back after spending the night somewhere, she offered Him breakfast but His Highness prevaricated by saying
“I am not hungry”
This worried her more, and she decided to pursuit Him. In the night when His Majesty (r.a.) headed towards uninhibited place, she chased him. She saw that her grandson entered in a shrine. After a couple of minutes, she went inside and saw that her grandson was busy in prayers and divine observation. She was relieved to see her grandson rapt in deep meditation and prayers. She gave a blessing and came back calmly.
When His Majesty (r.a.) came back in the morning, He had little stones in His hand. Grandmother offered Him breakfast; His Majesty (r.a.) showed her the stones and said
“Grandmother! I eat these sweets and confections”.
His Majesty (r.a.) started eating the stones as if He was eating confections. His grandmother couldn’t say anything after looking at his condition.
The doubts which she came with found the reciprocal of it. His Majesty (r.a.) also satisfied His maternal grandmother. Therefore, she left His Majesty (r.a.) in the guardianship of Almighty Allah and left to Kamti. After long working hours His Majesty (r.a.) spent the whole night in the honour of His Sheikh (Almighty Allah & Pan-chantana-pak) and in the shrine of Hazrat Dauood Makki (r.a.). With a span of time one promising night an endowment message revealed. Voyage of hard prayers ended, at last the seeker tête-à-tête with his creator. A concealed voice was heard frequently, It commanded
“Mang! Kya Mangta Hai”
Meaning; “Demand! What you crave?”
To answer Tajuddin (r.a.) replied,
“Oh my Allah! I crave you, from you”
Almighty Allah blessed His Majesty (r.a.) with His Nuur (The divine light of Allah) and He got rapt in the Nuur of Allah. God transpired on Him. The high of affiliation brought the seeker so close to God that the entire veil eradicated. Now by observing himself, it reminded him the presence of Allah. Self entity and relevant urges ended there. Before His Majesty (r.a.) could reach His residence His eminence and distinction was announced and declared in all the dynasties and universes.
As narrated in a Hadith;
Translation - Hazrat Abu Horarah narrates that Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.s.) says, “When Almighty Allah loves His obedient servant, Angle Jibraeli (Gabriel) is proclaimed by Allah that I love (xyz) servant so you also love him. Hence Angle Jibraeli begins to love him. Then he decrees that Allah loves that servant so you also love him. Upon this all the creatures of the climes and skies begin to love him and after this his eminence is divulges on the earth”.
His Majesty (r.a.) served as a soldier in British Government of India for five years. At Nagpur, in the Kamti Military Camp His Majesty (r.a.) was assigned as a military guard at arsenal. One night at about two O’ clock, unexpectedly a military Captain Officer came for inspection. He saw His Majesty (r.a.) performing His duty attentively and after interrogation he headed back. On his way back he saw His Majesty (r.a.) in the courtyard of a small mosque, which was at a distance of 250 meters from the arsenal. The courtyard of the mosque was stunning with the moonlight. He observed His Majesty (r.a.) praying in the courtyard of this mosque. As this captain was Christian, he stood astonished there for a while. Then he went back at arsenal, there he saw His Majesty (r.a.) on his duty performing attentively. His Majesty (r.a.) called loudly.
“Who is there?”
The Captain got satisfied and went back. Then again he observed His Majesty (r.a.) contemplated in deep prayers in the mosque. He stepped up to mosque and watched His Majesty (r.a.) closely and again went back to the arsenal and found His Majesty (r.a.) on duty. Thus the Captain got amused because it already happened three times and he returned back without saying anything.
On next morning, His Majesty (r.a.) had been called at Senior Officer’s office and the captain told the whole story which happened at night. And after mentioning the whole story the captain paid attention to His Majesty (r.a.) and said,
“I saw you last night at two different locations; I think that you are a special man of God”.
On hearing this His Majesty (r.a.) got enraged, His Majesty (r.a.) returned back and brought all His army uniforms and stuff and placed it in front of the officers and said in His unique accent,
Baba Tajuddin: “Lo gi Hazrat! Ab do do nokariany nahee kertey, Gee Hazrat”
Baba Tajuddin: “Here you go Mister! I will not do two jobs at a time. O mister!”
Lieutenant Major: “You are going to be promoted. In these circumstances it is not advisable to retire”.
Baba Tajuddin: “I got the promotion which I was waiting for! Which promotion are you talking about? ”
After that His Majesty (r.a.) took off His uniform, and came out from military base. At this time His Majesty (r.a.) was wearing a cloth of jute. The officer thought that His Majesty (r.a.) had gone lunatic, so he informed all His relatives. His Majesty’s (r.a.) maternal Uncle Abdul Rehman’s father-in-law Sir Zahoor Baig who was in the same platoon, informed His maternal grandmother at Kamti. The motherhood love of His grandmother brought her to His Majesty (r.a.).
When Sir Zahoor Baig informed maternal grandmother of His Majesty about the condition of His Majesty (r.a.) she reached immediately to Saagar. His Majesty (r.a.) did not seem to be in his senses and his clothes were striped off. He kept on wandering in the streets of Saager. It seemed as if he had no desire of food and clothes. His condition was extremely restless and in a state of continuous wondering in search of something. While searching, sometimes he faced towards jungle or sometimes spent several hours under the shade of a tree in deep meditation without taking rest or meal. The level of worries and anxiousness was on its peek, when His grandmother saw him. Somehow, she managed to bring Him back to Kamti. There she consulted various medical treatments for the health of His Majesty. Commonly, it was considered that due to excess of worship and mystic exercise the mental disorder was caused. They also thought that His Majesty (r.a.) might commit some blunder or mistake during His Chilla (i.e. mystic exerciser for limited days) which disturbed His mental status. Hence, religious scholars, neurologist surgeon, and doctors were consulted but all were in vain and were unable to diagnose the actual disease.
Sirkar Tajullaulia His Majesty’s (r.a.) condition was something else. It was the year 1887. Now he was not an ordinary person on whom any medical treatment or benediction could affect. Now His Majesty (r.a.) was completely enraptured in the state of ecstasy and trance, regardless of worldly matters. He was completely lost in the Nuur (divine Light of Allah). Admired Allah and only Allah and there was nothing except the existence of love of Almighty Allah. Likewise, His Majesty (r.a.) used to stand in the sun and would roam on the streets without caring of hunger and thirst. Materialistic foolish people unaware of His greatness and dignity started calling Him mad.
In Kamti, little children used to throw stones and pebbles on His Majesty (r.a.) [as you are well aware of a similar incident with the Holy Prophet Mohammed May Peace be upon him- the children of Taif use to throw stones and pebbles on Holy Prophet Mohammed May Peace be upon him] if some one obstructed them, His Majesty (r.a.) used to say,
“Why do you S these children? These cute little children throwing flowers on me which are very aromatic”
His grandmother could not bear all this grief and she passed away. After her death His Maternal uncle took up the responsibility of His Majesty (r.a.) but his condition remained as it was.
His uncle was working in the forest department and was posted in Chanda. He took His Majesty (r.a.) with him. There was a vast community of people who practiced black magic. His uncle even tried to take Him to these magicians for His treatment but all in vain. His condition was incurable. Who had those guts to treat Him? Cure of true lover is the glimpse of His love.
His Majesty (r.a.) used to roam around in the jungle of Chandra. People saw His Majesty (r.a.) riding a lion in this era. Therefore, His Majesty (r.a.) became famous by the name of Lion’s Tajuddin.
Sometimes His Majesty (r.a.) used to go to the old abundant palace of Chandra or used to sit in deep meditation under the bridges. His Majesty (r.a.) didn’t care about hunger nor He needed clothes. Winter, summer and rain had no effect on him. Helplessly his maternal uncle left him in Kamti.
Now there was no one in Kamti to look after His Majesty (r.a.), That’s why His Majesty (r.a.) wandered on the streets. His Majesty (r.a.) spent his time in abandoned palaces or under bridges, and did not eat for many days. If some body offered Him food His Majesty (r.a.) would distribute it among dogs. A limited cloth covered his body. His Majesty (r.a.) also stayed in the temple garden house for two days or more. During his stay in the garden the people saw a pottery in His Majesty’s (r.a.) hand.
His Majesty (r.a.) used to go to Mr. Tronger Compounder residence at the cantonment hospital and His Majesty (r.a.) called his wife by the name of "Mai”.
In the era when His Majesty (r.a.) became famous as the Lion Rider or famed as Sher Tajuddin, He often came to a room in the new market of Kamti for endeavor. Here, His Majesty (r.a.) collected pointed stones and rested on them for self-denial and this practice went on for a year or a year an half. His Majesty (r.a.) spent most of his time in the jungles and after a few months came back to Kamti. Even here he didn’t stay at one point. His Majesty (r.a.) used to frequently visit the house of a Madrasi family in the evening. This gentleman had no children. When His Majesty (r.a.) visited his house, he presented food with humbleness and respect to His Majesty (r.a.). And if someday His Majesty (r.a.) came late, he waited outside the door for His Majesty (r.a.). One day as routine trip His Majesty (r.a.) went to his house. The Madrasi individual presented food and His Majesty (r.a.) said,
“ Girta Hay to Gir Tajuddin to hay ”
If it demolish! Let it be Tajuddin is their
This Madrasi individual heard those words of His Majesty (r.a.) but did not pay attention. Infact, this Madrasi man also thought that His Majesty (r.a.) is mentally disturbed. Just as His Majesty (r.a.) left the house, the house of the Madrasi collapsed, the man and his wife were not wounded at all. Then this man recalled the words of Baba Tajuddin
“If it demolish! Let it be Tajuddin is their”
His doubt was clear that Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) is a Wali Allah. This family started paying special respect to His Majesty (r.a.).One day by finding His Majesty in a pleasant mood he requested, that I am childless. His Majesty (r.a.) did not respond at all. Madrasi man requested continuously. Then Baba Sahib replied,
“Tajuddin bless you with three offspring, out of which there will be a pundit”
Simultaneously, this family was blessed with three sons. And one was a known Pundit. Likewise, the miracles revealed. This caused a huge mob of (ailing, seekers……) to gather around Him. All these unusual interferences caused disturbance in His Majesty’s routine prayers. For this reason Baba Sahib( His Majesty) chose a park of a British-man. From this act, no one could interrupt in his routine prayers. This was the era of British Empire, and general public was usually afraid of these British nationals. But even there the public reached to the owner of this garden, and requested him to kindly grant permission to meet Baba Sahib. Because he is a Saint of Allah, as we request for our desires and He prays to Allah which full fill completely. Hence, the British granted permission and this again caused a huge mob in respect of Baba Sahib. Therefore His Majesty came up with a unique technique so that this British man was obliged to send Baba Sahib to Nagpur by horse cart.
While His Majesty Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) was staying at garden of an Englishman, faraway from all and sundry in meditation of Allah the Almighty, people peculiarly started to flock day and night at this place too, in such a manner that it disturbed His Majesty’s meditation prayers seriously. One day His Majesty Baba Tajuddin enunciated:
Log Hamain Bhot Satatey hein, ub ham pagal jhopri chale jain ge
Translation: “Throng disturbs us a lot, now we will have to go to Mental hut!”
The next day, His Majesty reached to a Ladies Club, and stood undraped in median where few European ladies were playing Tennis, this made them uncomfortable; in reaction they convene for Police immediately, and pleaded to detain His Majesty. Therefore, on 27 August 1892 Gregorian, on the directives of Cantonment Magistrate and District Magistrate His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) was admitted to a mental hospital, and consequently his divine aspiration came true. His Majesty was chuckling while getting chastisement from Police and declared delightfully:
“Hoo gee! We will go to Mantel hut! “
Therefore, through this technique a Wali (Saint) had entered a Mental Hospital by pretending to be a psychosomatic.
At this stage, Baba was 31 years of age, therefore this incident occurred in 1892. In Mental Hospital’s Register His Majesty’s age was mentioned is 31 years, 5 months and 7 days, and that date was 27 August 1892, and day was Thursday.
The state of Jazb (Condition of enrapture) is also like a psychosomatic condition. Materialistic World has always considered Walli’s (Saints) as lunatic, in fact they are the ones who have forgotten there identity in passion of remembering and loving Allah Almighty. Finally, at Mental hospital, Baba Sahib had an opportunity of solitude, and here His Majesty spent most of his time in meditation and devotion. Likewise, His Majesty Baba Sahib spent a period of 16 years in mental hospital, and during this span of 16 years peculiar incidents took place….
…On 27 August 1892, His Majesty Baba Sahib was admitted in mental hospital, but on the same day He was seen itinerant in Kamti (whereas from Nagpur to Kamty is a long way). While Aradly (servant) of Mental Hospital’s English officers was doing groceries at Kamti market, he amazingly witnessed His Majesty Baba Sahib, and reported this immediately to his officer (This was the same officer who transferred His Majesty Baba Sahib to mental hospital on the order of Magistrate). So, upon hearing this information, the English officer become snappy, and took his horse immediately to Kamty and pursuits where His Majesty Baba Sahib was sitting in deep meditation beneath a tree, on finding this out, the officer become more infuriate and pulled his horse back to Nagpur and reached to the mental hospital, and asked the Doctor furiously “Where is the lunatic whom I had brought yesterday ?” The Doctor become traumatised to hear this, and responded that he is confined in his cell! Immediately both of them approached the cell where His Majesty Baba Sahab was refrained. The English officer was amazed to see that His Majesty was sitting in the same posture in which he saw him a while ago beneath the tree in Kamti. This bolt from the blue developed tremendous revere in the heart of English officer for His Majesty Baba Sahib, and each Sunday he paid respect in accolade of His Majesty with his wife and children.
On the other hand, Baba Sahib’s appearance at two places became widespread in Kamti. Sometimes His Majesty was glimpsed at the doorsteps of his aficionado, and sometimes sitting beneath any tree. Dr. Abdul Hameed Khan was in-charge of the Mental hospital, one night he found Baba Sahib was walking in mental hospital porch, so he screamed at the security guard: “Why didn’t you lock the cell?” The security guard took the doctor and showed him that the door of Baba’s cell was properly locked and His Majesty was inside, this was shocking for the Doctor and he, couldn’t believe what he had seen, in this condition he glimpsed at the door once and on His Majesty Baba Sahib second…. Meanwhile Baba Sahib said from inside:
“ Kia Dekta Hey? Hawa to Ati Hey aur Jatti bhi hey”
Translation: (What do you witness? For sure air circulates inwards and outwards)
The Doctor marvelled at Baba Sahib, and esteemed His Majesty from the core of his heart, and started visiting and paying respect regularly. During his stay in mental hospital His Majesty Baba Sahib’s state of JAZB and ISTAGRAQ condition (state of deep meditation) was lessened, and His Majesty mostly remained in the conscious state. Even during this condition of complete perception and consciousness, miracles were happening from His Majesty with such continuity that it seemed the occurrence of these Supernatural events was not an extraordinary thing to him, but a daily routine.
As per schedule, one night at the end of the day His Majesty Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) was taken back to His room, and was locked from outside, also the main door of hospital had been locked. The next morning when the guard opened the main door, he was stunned to see His Majesty Baba Tajuddin was waiting to come inside!!! So, he informed the management and doctors immediately. They came instantaneously and approached His Majesty Baba Sahib and took him to his room, when they reached the door of Baba’s room, they discovered that the door was firmly locked from outside. Now it was almost clear to them that His Majesty Baba Tajuddin (r.a.) was not an ordinary person. Therefore, they did not say a single word, but there believes and respect for His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) grew further.
While His Majesty was residing at the Mental hospital, one day a patient ran away. Later in the evening (as per hospital routines) when all the patients were congregated for attendance, that mental patient was missing. This was conveyed to Dr. Abdul Majeed, on which he became anxiously predicament, as that patient was admitted through a high-ranking officer. Now, he came under severe distress, walking back and forth, and thinking what should the plan be to search him. During that His Majesty Baba Sahib approached the doctor by himself and said: “Kion ghabratta Hey: Subaha Ajaiga” (why are you distressing, he will be back by next morning) Doctor was already a devotee of His Majesty so this calmed him down. The next morning, the escaped patient returned back, and stood in front of the hospital’s main gate, which hospital employees witnessed and they brought him inside, and informed the doctor, who delightedly came at once. While investigating him with curiosity he asked him how he escaped, and how did he come back? The mental patient replied like a normal person. I was going to my house, but on my way I found brother Tajuddin, he beat me forcefully, brought me back to the hospital, and personally went inside, leaving me at the entrance outside. In fact, while I was waiting for him to come, your guards arrested and brought me inside. After encountering this, the Doctor and his staff were extremely impressed from His Majesty Baba Sahab’s Karamat.
Once His Majesty completed His Mujahidad (spiritual endeavours) masses started to assemble and visit His Majesty at The Mental Hospital, whoever paid respect with aspirations, and desire, returned back with the benevolence and gratification as per his wish. Due to this prominence government set up a fee on whoever wanted to see His Majesty. At the beginning, a 2 Anans Fee was set (2 Annas are like 2 cents, and at that time this amount was equivalent to 2000 of today’s currency) but the inward multitude of the people didn’t decrease. Therefore as time passes the fee hiked upto 1 Rupees (equivalent to 10,000 of today’s money), but even then people didn’t confine. His Majesty’s Karamat’s (super natural acts fame) had spread to all parts of India, and now people started to come from far-flung places, from all kinds of ethical backgrounds and religions, consisting of every nationalities, groups and religions, either Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Christian, etc. Even English bureaucrats, and VIP citizens, abstained from paying respect and visit to His Majesty. One of them was Sir Anthony McDonald who was a Commissioned Colonel and a Civil Surgeon and lot of others like him. Irrespective of these officers, officials from other nations and Muslim officials also paid visit in respect of His Majesty. To name few were like:
Mr. Moti. Suppressant of Police. Khan Bahadur, Hafiz Willayat Allah Khan, Assistant Commissioner, and MahaRaja (Prince) Bahadur Ragoo Jee Rao Bhonsley paid visits in respect of His Majesty.
Raja Raghu Jee Rao’s son, Prince Vanaiq Rao’s wife was pregnant, and was suffering from intense labour pain. Complete day had passed, and her distressed condition couldn’t get better. All the well known Surgeons and Gynaecologists of Nagpur Metropolis were beside here to assist, and every professional effort was made to help her, but due to complications, she was unable to deliver the baby.
The matter had become severe, and the younger Maharani (Crown Princess) was almost falling unconscious from this anguish. Time was passing quickly, and it was getting late. With the deteriorating situation, the team of Gynaecologists and Specialists jointly scrutinised her, and concluded in connoisseur that the baby had already expired in mother’s womb. Now, In order to save mother’s life it had to be removed surgically, otherwise she would die too. The suggestion of surgery and removing the baby by cutting into pieces was overruled by Raja Raghu Jee Rao and by Elder Maharani (Raghu Jee Rao’s wife), and they ordered:
“If Crown Princess wants to die, let her, but we will not allow her to suicide”
Therefore, the whole night was spent in this condition. In early morning at 6 ‘o’ clock when Raja Raghu Jee Rao finished his Puja (Hindu Worship), his driver who was a Muslim, and a true believer and devotee of His Majesty Baba Sahib approached Raja and said:
“Your Excellency! At this stage, If you really want to save young maharani’s (princess) life, then please accept my humble request, and lets proceed to the mental hospital, where one of Allah’s greatest Wali (Saint) who’s name is Hazrat Baba Tajuddin Aulliah is residing. Everyone from this city and out side is taking maximum beneficence from Baba. Please accept my demand and let us go in respect of Baba Sahib”
This is what Allah Subhanu has destined. Raja Raghu Jee Rao’s luck was shining, at that time he was dressed up in his Puja (worship) outfits, which they call as “Patamber” and it is very sanctified to them, which couldn’t be worn outside. He was so impressed; that he didn’t even change and instantaneously ran bare footed, and rode the car. The driver swiftly speeded the car passing by downtown, cantonment until they reached the main gate of the Mental hospital, where Superintendent of the hospital, and rest of the staff approached hastily upon hearing the news of arrival of Raja Sahib. The driver left Raja Sahib in the car, and presented himself in front of Baba Sahib.
At that moment, His Majesty Baba Sahib was sitting carefree in Ala’m-e-Salook (state of ecstasy and trance) outside of his private room in Payeen garden. The driver fore kissed His Majesty’s feet, and supplicated respectfully Hazrat Jee (Your Majesty) Raja Raghu Jee Rao has come here from Shakar Dara to pay homage in respect of Your Highness, and seeks permission in order to present himself before you, and to fore kiss. Upon hearing this, His Majesty Baba Sahib raised his head and said:
Hum Fakeer Jee Hazrat, Hamray sey Raja ka Kiya Kam, Jee Hazrat ?
We are a Faqeer (virtuous) Hazrat (A respected person) what Raja (ruler) has to do from us?
The driver embraced Baba Sahib’s feets again, and requested humbly: Your Majesty Please grant permission for fore kissing. It will be a great benevolence! On this, His Majesty
Baba Sahib kept silent; the driver sprinted towards Raja and said to him: Please come quickly, and once you are there, grasp Hazoor (His Majesty Baba Sahib's) feet immediately. Raja came out from his car immediately, and went inside and while presenting himself in respect of Baba Sahib he snatched HIS MAJESTY Baba Sahibs Feet. Hazoor (HIS MAJESTY Baba Sahib) glimpsed and enunciated:
“Idhar Kia Kartey Jee Hazrat, Udahr Jana, Larka Paida Hua, Tu Khusian Manana”
What are you doing here Hazrat Jee, go there, a baby boy has born, celebrate
This is His Majesty Baba Sahib’s specific dialect. The driver was a true aficionado and enamoured of HIS MAJESTY Baba Sahib, contended and said immediately: Let’s go master, our requirement has been rewarded! At the same time the driver withdrew his watch from his pocket, and noted the time (that exact Hour, minute and second) when His Majesty Baba Sahab spelled the above blessed words and took Raja Raghu travelling back to Shakardarah.
Prior to reaching the Castle entrance, from very far distant sound of drums, biguls, and band and trumpets could be heard. Upon reaching near, they got a view that everyone was happily rejoicing, commemorating, celebrating, and wishing the good news to each other. As soon as car the s ped, every one rushed towards Raja, greeted cheerfully and joyfully, and conveyed the good news one by one.
Raja in condition of enraptured forgot self in this excitement. The Queen mother, Princes and Princesses, and the entire royal family came excited, everyone was enjoying the glorious moments. However, the driver requested Raja unswervingly:
My Master, please advise me the correct time of birth of the newly born Prince from the Pundits (Hindu religious Scholar) and all the other dominant figures who are present inside and will prepare new born Prince’s zodiac, and from attendant servants and team of Doctors.
Therefore, after each and every scrutiny it was confirmed that at the time when Hazoor Baba Sahib enunciated those blessed words:
“Idhar Kia Kartey Jee Hazrat, Udahr Jana, Larka Paida Hua, Tu Khusian Manana”
What are you doing here Hazrat Jee, go there, a baby boy has born, celebrate
Precisely at that very tick, that baby boy was born, upon which all the specialist Doctors and Gynecologists were astounded, and so were the rest of the people.
Apart from all those individuals who were able to pay the government imposed fee at the Mental hospital, and capable presents and there tribute in respect of His Majesty ,His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) and gaining his countless beneficence, unlikely, there were thousands of underprivileged people who could not pay that fee and were deprived from those blessings. Therefore, an application was submitted to the management of the Mental hospital stating that His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) is not insane, in reality his Majesty is a saintliness Auliya Allah (Allah’s Friend) and a vast majority are driven away from this sanctity because they cannot afford to pay this forced fee.
Based on this application verified by the hospital management, the commissioner adjudicated it, legally anyone could fulfill the requirement of personal guarantee and could take Sarkar (His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.). Therefore, as soon as Mr. Raja Raghoo Jee Rao came to know about this ruling, he paid a bail of 2000 Rupees, and brought His Majesty from Hospital to his palace in Shakar Dara.
This was confirmed by Mr. Pimplekar Deputy Care taker of the Mental hospital in Nagpur. When His Majesty was valediction the hospital on September 21st September, after a span of 16 years, he said:
Yeh Jagah Khali Nahi Rahey gee
This place will not remain vacant
Therefore, from that day to this day, saintliness persona can be found in that Mental hospital. Significantly, when Raja Raghoo Jee Rao was accompanying His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) heading towards his palace, a very unusual panorama was witnessed. It was enormously huge convoy, compromising of diversified people from all types of religions, and sects, i.e. Christians, Hindu, Muslims, etc., everyone was participating equally and indifferently. They were all in a form of a procession. Raja Raghoo Rao was sitting with His Majesty Baba Tajuddin Sahab, traveling on of an elephant in the center, which was being escorted with a long strip of Royal guards and Knights in front and back, dressed in their colorful attire, riding on horse and camels, along with the Royal band marching in front. As, the grand carnival enroute to its destination passing from hospital to cantonment to main bazaar a huge crowd of devotees were joining the stream alongside and paying respect to His Majesty. To an extent only head and heads could be seen, and such a heavy shower of flowers was shed that it filled the air. This entire vista was marvelous. Therefore, with all the pride and honor, that King of Wiliat (Saint) who was in the attire of (Fakeer) reached Shakardara and gave its worthiness. Raja Raghoo Jee Rao’s Princesses and rest of the ladies, and hundreds of family members came forwards and forkissed His Majesty His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) in the presence of Raja Raghoo Jee Rao. It was an honor of His Highness Syed Amjad Ali Shah Taji the author of this event, that he walked alone with the convoy from hospital to the Palace, and witnessed the whole account.
After that, His Majesty His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) started living in Shukardara permanently, and from time to time Raja Ragoo Jee Rao paid respect in reverence of His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.). Raja had dedicated a large special portion in front of his Palace for the residence of His Majesty. A mob of devotees throng around His Majesty day and night, to get their aspiration and desires fulfilled, and now people were visiting frequently without any hindrance. His Majesty’s benevolence was on everyone, it happened mostly that His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.), enunciate some Zikar ( ), or about someone’s name and pronounce about him something in his specific dialect, after a short while that same person would arrive there and speak the same which His Majesty had stated before an hour or two.
His Majesty always smoked beedri (form of leave tobacco, which can be smoked) therefore, it was Hazrat Moulana Mohammad Abdul Ahad Bhopalee Sahib’s duty to always carry beedri and matches in his hand (when ever in presence of His Majesty), so that when ever His Majesty commanded for Beedri ,he would present Beedri to His Majesty’s and light it. If His Majesty commanded for a beedri and someone else presented beedri from his pocket, then His Majesty His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) would not accept it and would not smoke. His Majesty’s meals routine was something like this, Raja Ragoo Jee Rao had done special arrangements for His Majesty, a servant was always on standby with two big plates of breakfast behind of His Majesty, and the Pitcher of water was always on his shoulder, after every six hours, the food had been replaced by fresh food, whenever His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) desired, masticate 2-3 bites, otherwise did not eat for couple of days. Sometime His Majesty sipped water, and sometimes not.
After living for a month in Shakardara, His Majesty moved to Waki Jungles after acquiescence of Maharaja.
Patel Sheri Kashi Naath Rao was His Majesty’s (r.a.) devotee. He was suffering from joint pains, for which he frequently used to come to Nagpur for treatment. One day while crossing by the Mental hospital, he saw a great mob of people. Upon questioning, He came to know that the mob is waiting for glimpse of a virtuous His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.). Upon seeing His majesty, Kasnhi Naath bent his head down in respect, His Majesty said:
“Nana, Aap theek Ho Jatey. Hum tumharey Ghar Ayen Gey”
Grandfather, you will be fine, we will come to your house
Kashi Naath Rao’s joints pain was healing, he kept on coming to His majesty without interruption, until he became one of the regular devotees in paying respect to His Majesty (r.a.).
One day, His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.), was touring in Maharaja’s horse cart, upon reaching Paathan Sauwngee, His Majesty commanded
“Nana ko Bulaye hum waki Jain ge”.
Call grandfather, we will go to Waki. Immediately this message was conveyed to Waki which is situated 4 Miles away in South of Paathan Sauwngee.
Kashi Naath Rao Patel immediately arrived with four Buffalo carts, and with a warm welcome accompanied back with His Majesty to Waki. This way His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) reached Waki.
Kashi Naath Rao Patel didn’t leave any effort in care and service of His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.). He assigned numerous servants to server His Majesty (r.a.), along himself dedicated to His Majesty’s service, but His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.), never rested on bed, whenever he rested, he rested on floor, whenever He sat, He sat on floor, and even if relaxed, He relaxed on floor. Whatever the season, His Majesty wore only a Kurta (Shirt) throughout all seasons. His Majesty remained bare Head and Foot.
Likewise, while at Mental Hospital His Majesty revealed various miracles and benevolence for humanity, similarly here at Waki His Majesty’s munificence and miracles carried on.
While at stay at Waki Shareef, His Majesty (r.a.) formed a Masjid (mosque), Madarsa (School), Shifa Khana (Hospital), and a Adalat (Court) under a vast Tree of Tamarind in Patel’s Farm, and spent most of His time there, busy in devotion and meditation. Devotees paid their respect, and got His Majesty’s benevolence. Patel constructed a dwelling for His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) His Majesty gave name to this place as NAGPUR. Gradually as time passes, people came there and stayed, the population increased densely, and it become a suburb.
His Majesty Baba Sahab (r.a.) had given a corner in his back yard of residence as Masjid (Mosque).His Majesty ordered all those who were suffering from Spiritual problems and diseases to pray there. Within few days, they revert back towards Allah Jee, praying regularly, wholeheartedly, and steadfastly, and would return back to there homes successfully.
This was proven that, whoever had prayed in this Masjid (Mosque) he became free from all kinds of spiritual and psychological problems.
His Majesty Baba Sahab (r.a.) named a huge mango tree as Madrasa (School), and directed all weak students to study there, within a day or two, they revolutionized into genius students. A mass group of students came over, and returned, loaded with His Majesty’s benevolence, and bags of Spiritual and Educational knowledge. Numerous students graduated from here becoming, successful Lawyers, Bureaucrat, Spiritual leaders, Lawmakers, etc. Even here, there were not any kind of discrimination between them, in fact the school was open to everyone, extraneously of there ethical backgrounds, religion, sect, cast, or color. Until now, by the blessing of His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) this school is still enlightening and benefiting those in quest of knowledge.
Two yards away, on the west of the dwelling, lay a Mango Tree, which His Majesty Baba Sahab (r.a.) called as Hospital. If someone with incurable disease approached His Majesty, Baba ordered him to stay under that tree.
His majesty (r.a.) enunciates:
“Hamarey Shifa Khaney mey dakhil hotey, Achey ho jatey”
Get admited in our Shifa khane (Hospital), and get well soon.
Those who go their, get well at the same moment and some within two to four days while staying there. Once, an Englishman who was frustrated from his long illness, and was so weak, that could he could barely walk, came to His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.). His Majesty gave him dried bread and ordered him to dip it in water and eat it, and stay in Hospital. That Englishman followed the orders, and kept on eating the dried bread with dipping in water, until he completely got well. When his relatives came to see him, they were unable to recognize him.
His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) calls a Mango Tree near the Madarsa (School), as Kicheri (Court). When baffled persons come distressed in worldly problems, His Majesty orders them to stay in this Kicheri (Court), and do not leave until He orders them to leave.
As per His Majesty supreme orders, the distressed stays, beneath that Mango Tree, and when he returns to his home after the permission, the conditions and problems has been resolved. There were not only hundred rather thousand of such devotees who were salvaged, and were benefited. Lot of them was victimized by false case by English Courts, and was trapped in injustice of English courts. After coming to His Majesty Baba Sahib's (r.a.) court, they get bailed in every case, and got the security they were looking. Till today, people come, place their requests in Wire file, and getting the blessings and benevolence.
This way, sometimes His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) stays in Waki Shareef and sometimes in Maharaja’s Palace in Shukardura. Besides, in Waki Shareef His Majesty had named a place as Prade Ground.
One day His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.) was relaxing beneath a Neem (Margo's) Tree, a patient came in Baba Sahib’s (r.a.) respect, Baba Sahib (r.a.) ORDERED HIM,
“Fetch the Leaves and Eat"
This person gazed towards the Margo tree, thought of the tree’s sourness, and stood back. Baba Sahib (r.a.) answered his feeling and Said;
“Who said this tree leaves are Bitter, wherever our sight goes, everything is sweet and sweet”
That person obeyed Baba Sahib’s (r.a.) order and ate the leaves; he was in great shock, that the tree leaves were really sweet. Even now, this river of benevolence sustains till present and a complete cure for all kind of diseases.
During Baba Sahib’s stay at Waki Sharif, Raja Ragoo Jee Rao paid respect and served very frequently. He considered Baba Sahib’s (r.a.) devotion a great asset. Raja’s devotion and care implored Baba Sahib (r.a.) back to Shukar Dara.
Raja Ragoo Gee Rao reserved a dedicated area in his Palace specifically for Baba Sahib (r.a.), and assigned trustworthy servants to serve Baba Sahib (r.a.). They conducted there best possible efforts to gratify His Majesty Baba Sahib (r.a.). Raja Rao also squirrel away a Horse Cart for Baba Sahib (r.a.) along with a driver. But Baba Sahib (r.a.) did not require all these luxuries, But Baba Sahib (r.a.) were only indulge in Allah's reverence. Only the divine light appeared in all sights. (NOOR E ILAHI)
Baba Sahib (r.a.) stayed in Raga Rago Gee Rao palace. His palace was close to the Nagpur Station at the distance of Two and a half kilometer. There was a separate lane going to Raja’s palace. On both side of the road, there were small hunts, in which Baba Sahib’s (r.a.) devotees or in common words ,as Baba Sahib (r.a.) calls “his children” (BACCHAY) lived.
It was only Baba Sahib (r.a.), who filled this palace in to a large town. All the time it exhibited the theme “recreational area environment”.