| 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 |
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty laid the foundations of the Chishtiya order in Ajmer Sharif, India, where common people flocked to him in large numbers. His firm faith in Wahdat al-wujud (Unity of Being) provided the necessary ideological support to his mystic mission to bring about emotional integration of the people amongst whom he lived.
The central principles that became characteristics of the Chistiyya order are based on his teachings and practices. They lay stress on renunciation of material goods; strict regime of self-discipline and personal prayer; participation in Sama as a legitimate means to spiritual transformation; reliance on either cultivation or unsolicited offerings as means of basic subsistence; independence from rulers and the state, including rejection of monetary and land grants; generosity to others, particularly, through sharing of food and wealth, and tolerance and respect for religious differences.
He, in other words, interpreted religion in terms of human service and exhorted his disciples to develop river-like generosity, sun-like affection and earth-like hospitality. The highest form of devotion, according to him, was to redress the misery of those in distress to fulfill the needs of the helpless and to feed the hungry.