Salim Chisti was a greatly revered Sufi Mystic who, it was thought by many, could perform miracles. The Mughal Emperor Akbar-e-Azam came to the holy man's camp, deep in the desert, seeking a male heir to his throne. Salim Chisti blessed Akbar, and soon the first of three sons was born to him. He named his first son Salim (later emperor Jahangir) in honor of Salim Chisti. Akbar held the Sufi in such high regard that he had a great city Fatehpur Sikri built around the Sufi Saint's camp.His Mughal Court and Courtiers were then relocated here. A shortage of water is said to be the main reason the city was abandonded and now sits in remarkably good condition as a, mostly, deserted city. Now it is one of the main tourist attractions of India. The tomb of Shaikh Salim earlier it was built with red sand stone but later converted into beautiful marble mauseleum ,currently his descendant Khursheed Aleem Chishti lives here and maintains the Mazar.
Salim Chisti's Mazar (tomb) is in the middle of The Emperor's Courtyard at Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India. Childless women, particularly those without a male heir, still continue to pray on bended knees before his tomb. Such is the power of legends.
It is believed that offering prayers at this Mazar whatever one wishes will gets definitely fulfilled by the will of Salim Chisti himself. There is also a ritual of tying a thread at the marble windows of this Dargah to fulfill the wishes. Any Individual can see many threads tied there.The ancestral house of shaikh salim chisti is behind the first building built in Fatehpur Sikri which is known as "Sangtarash mosque" or Stone Cutter's mosque is one of the oldest buildings in Fatehpur Sikri, Stone Cutter's mosque is situated to the west of the Jami Masjid,which was build by the local stone cutters in honour of salim chisti It has some beautiful architectural traits marking the incorporation of indigenous architectural styles in the construction this is the mosque where salim chisti spend most of his time in between number of hajj he performed. Salim Chisti's mazar is one of the best accomplishment of Mughal architecture, surpassed only in reputation and is flanked by the massive gate Buland Darwaza or Victory gate on the southern side Badshahi darwaza or Emperors gate on eastern side and a grand mosque Jama masjid on western side with courtyards, reflecting pool and other tombs commenced in 1571 the work was completed fifteen years later.