If we walk further down the road from Auliya Masjid in Mehrauli ( near Shams Talab) , we come across a rough road on the right, going behind the Pankhe Wali Masjid to a small enclosed graveyard. t is because of these righteous men that the world exists and they are responsible for the fertility of the earth. Although found all over the world, the most famous ones are in Syria and Iraq.
This graveyard belongs to the Lodi period and at the time—Maulvi Zafar Hasan wrote his book in 1916—must have been in an excellent condition. In those days one could enter through a domed entrance but nowadays a family stays in it, and visitors can enter through a small wicket gate on the opposite side. The mutawalli, the trustee, of this graveyard is a very old gentleman and he lives in a small dwelling inside it. Unfortunately, since women are not allowed in the graveyard I could not meet him, but Asif Khan Dehlvi was able to and he came back awestruck by the air of spirituality and tranquility that the man radiated.
Excerpt from: “Where Stones Speak: Historical Trails in Mehrauli, the First City of Delhi” by Rana Safvi.