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"Love All and Hate None."

   The following paragraph sums up the noble teachings of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti. It is the Essence of Religions, and was his last sacred sermon (khutba), which he delivered one month before his demise (1233 A.D.) (see Khwaja Saheb’s Final Days). Here are the words directly from the Khwaja for the guidance of his spiritual successors to carry on the Divine Mission of Peace dutifully. The great saint said:


"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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