Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti delivered his last sermon 40 days before departing from this world (1233 A.D.)
“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.”