Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was born in Seistan, Iran in 1138 in a well-respected Syed family. His lineage goes to Imam Hasan Askari. His family was rich and he led his childhood in comfort. However, when first his father and then his mother died in his teen, his economic condition deteriorated. For a while he subsisted on the income from the orchard he received in inheritance. One day when Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was working in his orchard, a pious dervish Ebrahim Qandoozi, came and took his seat under the shade of a tree. When Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti saw him, he brought a bunch of grapes and presented it to the dervish. The visitor ate the grapes and was delighted. He then took something out of his bag, chewed it, and then offered it to his young host.