Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Rahim
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya experienced great poverty at Giyashpur where he settled. Many days would gone by where he and his dervishes would not have anything to eat. The water of river Yamuna was their only nourishment before and after fasting. But their main food for the soul was the remembrance and meditation of God.
He and his dervishes one day was without food for consecutive four days. During that time one day a pious lady brought some barley flour and presented it to him. Nizamuddin asked one of his disciple to boil it in a cauldron. At that moment, a faqir (mendicant) with a patched frock arrived and with a loud voice said, "O Nizamuddin! Bring whatever is present."
It was said to the guest that the food will be ready soon, but the faqir was impatient. He said, present to me now whatever is there. So while the food was not finished yet was brought to the guest. The mysterious fakir placing his bare hand into the fiery hot food begin to eat. He was given everything despite Nizamuddin and the Dervishes were starving. After finishing all the food from the caluldron the faqir did something amazing. He smashed to broke the cauldron.
Hereafter he said, "O Nizamuddin! You have received the bounties of the invisible world from Baba Farid, and now I have broken the bowl of visible poverty. Now you have become the Sultan of both the visible and invisible world."
From that day on, by the grace of God and through this mysterious guest, countless gifts started arriving and free food was distributed to hundreds of visitors every day. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya was very generous. Every day whatever the large numbers of gifts they received, they were distributed before the evening. More than three thousand needy people used to live on the Langar (food distributed openly to all who visit). he was so generous during his life time that no would would be refused for their wants, be it material or spiritual.