Taj-e-Mujaddidi (Mujaddidi Crown) is the name given to the four faced cap. The Sufi tradition is based on the Sunnah of Rasoolullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallaam); Aqa Kareem Habib (Alaihis Salaatu Wassalaam) wore a hat under the turban. The four faced cap is called Taj-e-Mujaddidi because it was propagated and publicised by Hazrat Imam Rabbani Mujaddid Alf Thani (Radiallahu Anhu). The four sided hat has four Nisbatâ€™s (connections) in it. It is circular from the bottom, at the top all four sides combine into one point.
The cap represents the four main Sufi traditions; Naqshbandi, Qadri, Chishti, Soharwardi, and the traditions which stem from these. All four traditions have their own unique pathways but at the end become one when they reach the Master Aqa Kareem Habib (Alaihis Salaatu Wassalaam).
Hazrat Imam Rabbani Mujaddid Alf Thani (Radiallahu Anhu) said â€˜this hat doesnâ€™t represent just one tradition, the Faiz of all four traditions is contained in it, I have connection with the Origin and, this Faqeer Sheikh Ahmad Sarhandi has Faiz for all four traditionsâ€™.
Secondly Sheikh Ahmad Sarhandi explained that there are four Holy Books whose Origin is One, moving on he said my Beloved Rasool (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallaam) had four close Companions and the Origin for them is the doorstep of Rasoolallaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallaam), there are four exceptional angels whose Origin is one, the significance of the figure four is extraordinary, the number of nisbatâ€™s in this cap immeasurable.
Taj-e-Mujaddidi tradition was passed from Hazrat Mujaddid Alf Thani through his family; Hazrat Khwaja Masoom Sarhandi, Hazrat Khwaja Saif-ud-deen Sarhandi, Hazrat Khwaja Hashim Kishmi, it reached Bawa Ji Syed Noor Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih), Hazrat Baba Ji Faqeer Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih), Baba Ji Zulfan Wali Sarkar (Rahmatullah Alaih). Members of the Chura Shareef household and their disciples beautify their heads with Taj-e-Mujaddidi; it is the identity of the Naqshbandi Churahi tradition, a distinctive feature. If one is wearing this hat they are recognised as being from the Naqshbandi tradition and having connection with Chura Shareef and Sarhand Shareef. This cap reached an extraordinary elevated rank. Hazrat Sufi Nawab Din (Rahmatullah Alaih) of Mohri Shareef, commanded that a Mureed will not be accepted until he wears this cap.
In Chura Shareef, people are recommended to purchase the Taj-e-Mujaddidi from the stalls outside before attending any congregation. The wearing of this cap will multiply the Faiz one will receive. People who meditate, either wear a black, white or green turban, or they will beautify their heads with the Taj-e-Mujaddidi. Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Sufis say that Faiz received while wearing an ordinary hat is of course huge, however the Faiz received during meditation when wearing the Taj-e-Mujaddidi is unique and incomparable.