Birth And Early Life
At the time of the birth of Moinuddin Chishti, Sistan, East Persia, was facing plunders and bloodsheds. These intruders took advantage of Sultan Sanjar's weak administration. The people's lives and honour were always in threat. The Muslim nation's followers had been completely crushed by the ferocious Tartars. They outraged mankind in nearly every center of Muslim civilization and culture, which dates back 600 years.
Because of such situations father of khwaja Moinuddin, khawaja Ghiyasuddin Hasan, One day decided to pack his belongings and left Sistan for a safer location. He moved to Neshapur, the capital city, with his family. There resided knowledgeable Ulama and respected Sufis who taught intellectuals from all over the world moral and spiritual enlightenment. There were physicians and painters with exceptional qualifications living there. There were lush gardens and canals, as well as fertile agricultural areas. Khawaja Ghiyasuddin Hasan is said to have purchased an orchard with a windmill in this area in order to settle down for a tranquil life
An old proverb goes, "Man proposes, but God disposes." Even in this renowned metropolis, Khawaja Ghiyasuddin Hasan could not find the calm for which he had come to Neshapur. People were also dangling in a dreadful state of uncertainty between life and death here. Sultan Sanjar had been fighting the Tartars along the frontier for a long time but had been unsuccessful. His administrative machinery was exhibiting indications of breakdown due to his continuous absence from the capital. Sultan Sanjar, however, was unable to succeed. On one side, he was engaged in mutual warfare with his disloyal brothers, while on the other, he was involved in mutual conflicts with the Fidayees and cruel Tartars. It was a dreadful situation for him, but he and his companions fought the forces of evil until the very end, even though he was eventually crushed and had to flee for his life.
Following Sultan Sanjar's fall, the invaders were free to raid every town in Khorasan. Flourishing fields were devastated, cities were burned to the ground, residents, Ulama, and Sufis were cruelly slaughtered, girls and boys were taken as slaves, mosques, hospitals, and old educational institutions were demolished.
At a young age, Khawaja Moinuddin witnessed all of this heinous drama once more. This, however, was not all for him. He had just lost his loved father (551 AD) at this time, and the saddest part was that he had previously lost his darling mother. In a world full of hate, murder, and greed, the little orphan was now forced to live for himself. Although he had enough monetary means to maintain his conventional style of living due to his ancestor’s heritage, the sack of Neshapur, coupled with the loss of his beloved parents, caused him to reflect deeply.
Hazrat Khawaja Muinuddin Chishti was a descendant of the famous lineage of Hazrat Ali, the Holy Prophet Mohammed's son-in-law and cousin. His dad Syed Ghiyasuddin Hasan was a highly religious guy and a good man.
According to historians, Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti showed early signs of his unique piety and willingness to sacrifice for others even as a youngster. When a lady with a baby came to meet his mother and the baby begged for food, the future newborn saint would make a sign to his mother to feed the weeping baby from her own breast. The sight of his mother doing this delighted Muinuddin much. He used to share his own meal with his playmates when he was 3 or 4 years old.
Khawaja Muinuddin used to ruminate for hours on end about the heinous scenes of the Khorasan massacre, which he had been witnessing with great pain for several years since his youth. His interest in worldly life and pleasures was rapidly dwindling as a result of these tragic impressions. He was deeply concerned and yearned to be free of such a mad world if he could only see a way out.