| Khwaja Qutbuddin | Khwaja Fariduddin | Khwaja Nizamuddin | Khwaja Sabir Pak | Khwaja Nasiruddin |
| Khwaja Banda Nawaz | Bu Ali Shah | Amir Khusro | Waris Pak | Chishti Sufi Sama Qawwali |
It was during the reign of Emperor Akbar (1556 – 1605) that Ajmer emerged
as one of the most important centers of pilgrimage in India when the
Mughal Emperor undertook an unceremonial journey on foot to accomplish his
humble wish to reach the place. The Akbarnama records that the emperor’s
interest was first sparked when he heard some minstrels singing songs
about the virtues of the Awlia (Friend of God) who lay asleep in
Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti authored several books including ‘Anis al-Arwah’ and ‘Daleel al-Arefeen’ both of them dealing with Islamic code of living.
Khwaja Qutbuddin Baktiyar Kaki (d. 1235) and Hamiduddin Nagori (d. 1276) were Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti’s celebrated Khalifa or disciples who continued transmitting the teachings of their master through their disciples, leading to the widespread proliferation of the Chistiyya order in India.