Miracles of Fariduddin Ganjshakar
Alagh khan becoming king of Delhi
When Alagh Khan, who was the Wazeer of Sultan Naasiruddin Mahmud of Delhi, came to Hazrat Baba Farid, he made a personal request. He expressed that the Sultan had no male heir and that, after his death, there was danger of unrest and trouble in the kingdom. Therefore Alagh Khan asked the saint to pray for his own succession to the throne of Delhi. In response, Hazrat Baba Farid gave him a predictive hint by reciting the following Persian couplets:
|“|| Fardoon farrukh farishta nabaod,
Zeood-o-ze ambar sarishta nabood,
|“|| The celebrated king Faredoon of Persia was not an angel,
and had no relation with 'ood'and 'ambar'(two popular incenses burnt in royal palaces).
|“|| Ze daad-o-dehash yaaft aan nekoyee,
Toa daad-o-dehash kun Faredoon toyee.
|“|| It was only his rule of justice that earned him public love and reputation as a very just king.
You also carry out the same justice and earn public love, and you are Faredoon.
Alagh Khan was pleased with these predictive couplets and left Ajodhan in high hopes. After a few months, he did succeed King Naasiruddin's to the throne of Delhi, assuming the name of Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban. Hazrat Baba Farid's blessings and the predictive hint proved to be true. Balban ruled for 22 years and proved himself to be a very God-fearing and just ruler. He had many good qualities and like Sultan Shamsudding Al-Tamish, was one of the most successful rulers of the Slave Dynasty at Delhi - (664 to 686 A.H.).
Dying Person is Revitalized
One day a mureed named Mohammed Shah came to Hazrat Baba Farid in a most disturbed state of mind. When Baba Farid enquired the reason, Mohammed Shah said that his brother was most dangerously ill and that he had left him in the state of a coma, only to come and plead to Hazrat Baba Farid's for his blessing. Baba Farid said: "Your brother is healthy; you are worrying about nothing." When Mohammed Shah rushed back to his home, he was amazed to see his brother sitting and talking and, in fact, eating his food as if he had never been ill.
Dried Dates Turned into Gold Coins
One day some poor people came from Arabia to see Hazrat Baba Farid and told him that they were strangers to the land, and were on a journey but they had spent all their money before their journey's end. Hazrat Baba Farid gave them some dried dates which were lying in front of him at the moment and said: "Take them and go; your journey shall be completed by the grace of God." These persons were very disappointed with such an apparently "cheap gift" from an saint like Hazrat Baba Farid. After going out of the Khanqah, they wanted to throw the dates away. But, just as they were thinking so, the dates, to their great amazement, turned into gold. Regretting their miscalculation, these persons went away happilly, uttering heartfelt gratitude and prayers for Baba Farid.
Incurable Disease Disappears
Once Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia recommended a person, who was suffering from a incurable disease, to see Hazrat Baba Farid for his blessings. The saint took a piece of paper, wrote upon it "Allah Kaafi Allah Shaafi" and gave it to the man asking him to wear it around his neck. As soon as he wore it, he was completely cured of his ailment.