Awlia e Keram

Huzoor Qudwa Tul Aulia Syedna Tahir Alaudin Gillani Baghdadi

Silsila: Qadria Gillani

Date of Wisaal: June 23, 1991

Date of Urs: June 23

365 M, Model Town Lahore, Pakistan

Inside the Mazar

Hazrat with Maulana Tahir-ul-Qadri


Sayyidna Tahir Allauddin Al Qadri Al Gillani was a well known islamic scholar, politician and a sufi who is renowned as the teacher and spiritual guide of Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri. He was born in Baghdad on 11 July 1932 and died on 23 June 1991. He is the 17th descendant of the Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Gilani and the 28th descendant of Islamic prophet Muhammad. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri founded the muslim organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran International in 1984 under the direct guidance of Sayyidna Tahir Allauddin Al Qadri Al Gillani who inaugurated its headquarter in 1987.

Shaykh Sayyidna Tahir Allauddin was a spiritual guide and a reformer of Sufism. He was known to possess a high degree of taqwa, tawwakul and was seen as a lover of Shaykh Sayyidna Abdul-Qadir Gilani. He worked at a senior position at the UN commission of Iraq.

He regularly visited various countries for his lecture tours. He visited Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, India, and Gulf States. In 1956 he decided to migrate to Pakistan and settled permanently in Quetta, Pakistan. He first arrived in Lahore and stayed at Darbar Data Sahib (Syed Ali Hajveri) for 40 days.

Family Background

He belongs to a saintly family of Iraq who are the custodians of the mausoleum of Sayyidna Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Gilani. He is the youngest of the six sons of Shaykh Sayyidna Mahmood Hisamudin. His grandfather Shaykh Sayyidna Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani was the first Prime Minister of Iraq during (11 November 1920 - 20 November 1922) following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

At the age of 35, he consented to marry Her Royal Highness the Princess of Kalat, the daughter of His Royal Highness Khan of Kalat. He has three sons, Sayyidna Mahmood Mohayyuddin, Sayyidna Abdul Qadir Jamaluddin and Sayyidna Muhmmad Ziauddin and three daughters.


He studied under notable scholars of his time. His early education started in the mosque of Sultan Ali, Baghdad. He then moved to the mausoleum of Shaykh Sayyidna Abdul-Qadir Gillani. His teachers were renowned scholars of the time such as Mullah Syed Asad Afandi, Mufti Qasim, and Sheikh Khalil. He completed his Dars-e-Nizami and also acquired knowledge of Quran, Hadith, and Fiqh from the Grand Mufti of Iraq.

His spiritual journey started under the guidance of his father, who was a renowned scholar at that time and custodian of the sanctuary of Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Gilani. He used to spend nights in ibadah at the mausoleum of Sayyidna Shaykh Muhyiuddin Abdul-Qadir Gilani.


He had many students who become very popular. Some of the political and governmental leaders of Pakistan used to sit in his gatherings and learn from him. Some of his prominent students are Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayab. Some of the governmental rulers who attended his gatherings were the President of Pakistan Ayub Khan, Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and General Zia ul Haq, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Death / Wisaal

He suffered with kidney problems for many years. On 11 May 1991 he decided to undergo foreign medical treatment and went to Germany. However, he did not consider any kidney transplantation. The problem was becoming severe and on Friday, 7 June 1991 A.D /23rd Dhu al-Qi'dah 1411 A.H. he died.

It was decided by his family that he would be buried in Lahore. One of his most renowned disciples and the founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri devoted a piece of land from his institution for a mausoleum to be built. His family bought the land for his mausoleum. His mausoleum is similar to the shrine of Shaykh Muhyiuddin Abdul-Qadir Gilani.


Shaykh Sayyidna Tahir Allauddin authored various books during his stay in Pakistan. Some of his books are:

• Mahboob Subhani
• Tuhfa Al-Tahiria Aowrad Al-Qadria
• Ghous Al Azam (English)
• Shajrah
• Ziaraat Muqamaat Muqadassa
• Tazkarah-e-Qadriah (Urdu & Pushto)
• Wazaif-e-Qadriah (Urdu)
• Nimaz Book (Urdu)
• Shaykh Sayyidna Tahir Allauddin Al Qadri Al Gillani
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Mahmood Hussammu-ud-Din Al-Gilani Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Said Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani Al-Mehadh Al-Gilani Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Ali Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Mustafa Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Suleman Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Zain-ud-Din Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Muhammad Dervesh Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Hussamm-ud-Din Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Noor-ud-Din Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Wali-id-Din Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Zain-ud-Din Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Sharaf-ud-Din Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Shams-ud-Din Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Muhammad Hattak Al-Qadri
• Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Abdul Aziz Al-Qadri
• Son of Sayyidna Shaykh Muhyiuddin Abdul-Qadir Gilani

Sayings and Quotes

• Marifat is acquired only through following the Sunnah (path of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad).
• Observance of the life of Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be on him) is a way to achieve the Love of Allah.
• A person who doesn't offer prayer is like a dead person.
• If uniformity and unity through Shariah is developed in our inner and outer life then it can lead us towards singularity and unity of the Muslim World.
• The message of true Sufis is uncontaminated with hatred, friction, prejudice, and strife, on the contrary, their message is totally based on love and kindness, that is why, their efforts can create unity in the Muslim World if they fulfill their right role they can provide a revolutionary service to Islam and the Muslim World up to the level that cannot be achieved by any other group.
• If you want to be a Pir, a Qutub, a Ghaus, then go somewhere else and if you want to be a Banda (servant of Allah) then come here.
• If heart is filled with duplicity, jealousy, hate, hypocrisy one cannot get reward of his good deeds.
• Communists are not only an enemy of religion but also an enemy of humanity.
• Islamic economic and political system is a complete and comprehensive system.
• Through cheating, stealing, and lying, one may get required results but finally one becomes disrespected and destroys himself.
• A Lover of Ghouse Al Azam (Abdul Qadir Jilani) is always successful


Syed Mohammed Ismael Shah Bukhari Naqshbandi

Silsila: Naqshbandia

Date of Wisaal: 27 Ramzan Sharif 1385 Hijri

Date of Urs: 27-28 February & 10,11,12 Rabi ul awal

Hazrat Karmanwala Shareef, Okara, Pakistan


Inside the Mazar


Hazrat Syed Muhammad Ismail Shah Bukhari, Karmanwala


Astana Karmanwala Mosque



Darbar mubarak of Hazrat Syed Ismael Shah Bhukari Naqshbandi Sahib (ra) and then continued by his eldest son Syed Muhammed Ali Shah Bhukari Naqshbandi Sahib (ra), younger son Syed Usman Ali Shah Bukhari Naqshbandi Sahib (ra) and grandson Syed Ghazanfar Ali Shah Sumsam Bhukari Naqshbandi Sahib (ra). The Mazar and main masjid were both constructed under the authority and guidance of Hazrat Syed Mohammed Ali Shah Bhukari (ra) Naqshbandi Sahib, in honour of their late father, Hazrat Syed Mohammed Ismael Shah Bhukari(ra), Naqshbandi sahib, who was affectionately referred to as "Hazrat Sahib, Karmanwaleh".

Grand son of Hazrat Syed Muhamamad Ismail Shah Bukhari, Baba Jee Syed Mir Tayyab Ali Shah Bukhari is 3rd Sajjada Nasheen of Darbar Sharif since 1993. Pir Syed Sumsam ali Shah Bukhari (state minister for information & broadcasting) is elder brother of Baba Jee Syed Mir Tayyab Ali Shah Bukhari, 3rd Sajjada Nasheen of Darbar Sharif

Besides Darbar Sharif, these is Hazrat Karmanwala University an educational project planned by Syed Mir Tayyab Ali Shah Bukhari Sajjada Nasheen Hazrat Karmanwala Sharif.

This mazar is commonly known as 'Aastana Alia Hazrat Karmanwala Shareef'
This 'Mazaar' is situated directly on the GT road between Okara and Renala Khurd.
There even exists a Hazrat Karmanwala Railway Station.

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Hazrat Shah Hussain aka Madhu Lal Hussain

Silsila: Qadria

Date of Wisaal: 1599 AD

Date of Urs: End of March


Baghbanpura, Shalimar Gardens, Lahore, Pakistan

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Shah Husayan (1538-1599) is commonly known as Madhu Lal Hussain, the story being that he adopted his Hindu friend Madhu Lal's name to immortalise their friendship. He was around during the time of the Mughal emperors Akbar and Jehangir. Though of a poor family, Hussain was highly educated.

His poetry is full of symbolism. Some of his most famous kafis feature the Charkha, as in those days foreign merchants used to sell cotton to Lahore, which the poor later weaved into cloth.

Hadrat Shah Lal Husayn of Lahore, a disciple of Bahlul Shah Daryai. His mother was a Rajput woman of the Dhadha tribe, and his paternal ancestors were known as Kalsarai. Thus Lal Husayn's own name was originally Dhadha Husayn Kalsarai. The first of his ancestors to accept Islam was a man named, Kalsarai who became a Muslim during the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlag, and was appointed by him to be Shaykhul-Islam. The family name, Kalsarai, dates from that time. Lal Husayn showed, even as a child, a marked preference for clothes of saffron and red colour, hence the epithet Lal added to his name. Very early in life it became clear that he possessed a religious disposition, and while still only ten years' old he was initiated into the Qadiri Order by Bahlul Shah Daryai.

For twenty-six years he strictly followed the rites and practices of Islam, and led a life of real austerity. But on reaching the age of thirty-six, it is said that while studying a commentary on the Quran under a certain Shaykh Sa 'du'llah in Lahore, he came one day to the verse; "The life of this world is nothing but a game and sport." (vi. 32). He asked his master to explain this to him, but when the usual meaning was given he refused to accept it, saying that the words must taken literally, and that henceforth he himself would pass his life in sport and dancing. This incident proves to be a turning point in his career and from that time he sought to express in life the extraordinary views he held.

In consequence he abruptly left the madras and went about shouting and dancing in public. He never returned to his student life and religious practices. One of his first acts on leaving his studies was to throw his book. Maddrik, a commentary on the Quran, into a well. His fellow-students, grieved at the loss of so valuable a work began to chide him, whereupon he turned and addressed the well as follows: ""O water, return my book, for my friends are anxious to have it;" on saying this he drew it out unsoiled.

He now gave himself up to the life of a libertine and spent so much of his time in drinking, dancing and music that he became, in the language of the Sufi malamati, blameworthy. It is said that his pir Bahlul Shah Daryai. hearing of the change in his disciple came to see him and, strange to relate, in spite of the freedom from restraint which he himself witnessed in Husayn's manner of life he expressed himself satisfisfied with the hidden sanctity of his disciple, and thereupon confirmed him in his position as his vicegerent in` Lahore.

Hassu Teli, famous as the saint of oilmen, was a contemporary of Lal Husayn. He kept a shop at Chawk Jhhanda near the Mori gate. At first he used to sell corn but later at the direction of his Pir, Shah Jamal ((whose tomb is in Ichhra) he started selling oil.

Lal Husayn, who was in the habit of visiting the tomb of Data Ganj Bakhsh, would stop on his way at the shop and spend some time in dancing and shouting. One day Hassu Teli teasing him said, O, Husayn, why this dancing and shouting? You have no cause for such ecstasy, for I have never seen you in the court of the Prophet." But on the following day, when Muhamad held his court in the spirit world, with all the prophets and saints in attendance including Hassu Tell as one of the representatives of the living saints on earth, a child appeared who first went to the lap of the Prophet, and was then passed from one to the other, finally coming to Hassu Teli. While playing on the latter's knee he plucked out some hairs from his beard. When next Husayn stopped at the oilman's shop Hassu repeated his taunt that the man was not worthy of being admitted into the Prophet's court. For reply Lal Uusayn quietly produced the hairs which he had plucked from Hussu's beard! The oilman was at first thrown into great consternation, but recovering his equilibrium retorted after a moment's silence: "So it was you, was it ? Ah well, it was as a child that you got the better of me!"

Lal Husayn's name is popularly associated with that of another person called Madhu, and in fact, the two are so constantly thought of together that the saint commonly goes by the name of Madhu Lal Husayn as though the master and this disciple of his were one person. Madhu was a young Hindu boy, a Brahmin by caste, to whom Lal Husayn was, one day, irresistibly attracted as he saw him pass by. So strong indeed was the fascination he felt for the boy, that he would rise in the middle of the night and, going to his house, would walk round it. In time Madhu himself felt the attraction of Lal Husayn and, coming under the spell of his fervent love, began to frequent his house, and even joined him in drinking wine. Such intimate connection between a Hindu boy and a Muslim faqir of questionable character very soon become the talk of the place. Madhu's parents feeling it to be a disgrace to their family tried their utmost to dissuade the boy from going to Lal Husayn, but in vain.

So far Madhu, though the bosom friend of Lal Husayn, had not yet renounced Hinduism. It was, we a told, a miracle wrought by LAl Husayn that finally led him and his parents to the conviction of the truth of Islam. The story goes that once when Madhu's parents were going to Hardwar to perform the bathing ceremony they desired to take their son with them. Lal Husayn however, would not let him go, though he promised to send him later. When the parents had reached Hardwar Lal Husayn made Madhu shut his eyes and then, after striking his feet upon the ground, to open them again , Madhu did as he was told and was greatly astonished on looking round to find himself in Hardwar! His surprise was shared by his parents, who marveled at his arrival from such a distance within so short a space of time. Impressed by this miracle, Madhu and his parents on their return to Lahore accepted Islam at the hands of                                  Lal Husayn.

The latter died in 1599 A. D. at the age of 63 and Madhu who survived him for forty-eight years was buried in a tomb next to that of his pir, in Baghanpura, in Lahore. The shrine containing their tombs continues even to this day to attract dense crowds of people of classes. The urs used formerly to be celebrated on 22nd Jamdi 'th-thani, i. e. the anniversary of Lal Husayn's death; but later, in order to avoid any inconvenience through the date for the celebration falling in the heat of summer, it was agreed to make the festival coincide with the advent of spring so now the 14th Baisakh and the last Sunday in March are the recognized dates for its celebration.

Lal Husayn had sixteen Khalifas, four of them were called Khaki, four Gharib, four Diwan, and four Bilawal. After his death four of them, viz. Khaki Shdh, Shdh Gharib, Diwan Madhu, and Shah Bilawal took up their abode at his shrine, and were eventually buried within its precincts.

Poetry / Kafis of Shah Hussain

Hussain's poetry consists entirely of short poems known as "Kafis", usually 4 to ten lines, designed for musical compositions, to be interpreted by the singing voices. The rhythm and the refrain are so balanced as to bring about a varying, evolving musical pattern... folk songs that draw on the emotional experience of the community.... record the reactions to the cycle of birth and the play of desire against the rhythms of hope , despair, exultation and nostalgia.

Madhu Lal Hussain said,

"Be never engaged at all in arguments so long but ponder over your end"


Arif-e-Waqt Hazrat Faqeer Professor Bagh Hussain KamalSilsila: Owaisia Kamalia (Founder of Silsila)

Date of Wisaal: December 31, 2000

Date of Urs: Last Sunday of MarchAddress:

Punwal Shareef, Chakwal, Pakistan

Telephone: 0543-600267
(for Khalifa-e-Hazrat Sahibzada Mirad Kamal)


Inside the Mazar




Arif-e-Waqt Hazrat Bagh Hussain Kamal was born in 1937. In 1985 he received the spiritual wisdom from the Sisila-e-Owaisia and became the founder of the sub-branch of the silsila namely Owaisia Kamalia. Even after his wisaal, the weekly mehfil-e-zikre-e-qalbi (The Secret Zikr) is performed at Darul Faizan from 1pm to 2pm, Sunday.


1. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Rehmat-e-Alam, Hazrat Muhammad-e-Mustafa, Salalahualaihewasalam

2. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique, Radiallahu anhu

3. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Omar Farooq, Radiallahu anhu

4. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Usman Ghani, Radiallahu anhu

5. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Ali al Murtaza, Radiallahu anhu

6. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Imam Hassan, Radiallahu anhu

7. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Imam Hussein, Radiallahu anhu

8. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Imam Owais Qarni, Rehmatullah alaih

9. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Syedna Hazrat Imam Hassan Basari, Rehmatullah alaih

10. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Junaid Baghdadi, Rehmatullah alaih

11. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Abu Ishaaq Shaami Chishti, Rehmatullah alaih

12. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, Rehmatullah alaih

13. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Abu Najeeb Suharwardi, Rehmatullah alaih

14. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Shahab ud Din Suharwardi, Rehmatullah alaih

15. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Najm ud Din Kubra, Rehmatullah alaih

16. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Ahmad Kabeer Rifai, Rehmatullah alaih

17. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Abu al Hassan Shazli, Rehmatullah alaih

18. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Jalal ud Din Rumi, Rehmatullah alaih

19. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Baha ud Din Naqshband, Rehmatullah alaih

20. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Khan Muhammad, Rehmatullah alaih

21. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Haji Ahmad Hillani, Rehmatullah alaih

22. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Allah Yar Khan, Rehmatullah alaih

23. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Bagh Hussain Kamal, Rehmatullah alaih

24. Illahi Ba-Sadqa-e:

Hazrat Sheikh Murad Kamal, Rehmatullah alaih

Arif-e-Waqt Hazrat Faqeer Professor Bagh Hussain Kamal - The House in Jehlum where Hazrat used to Conduct Mehfil-e-Zikr





Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar

Silsila: Chishtia

Date of Wisaal: 1265 A.D.

Date of Urs: 5th, 6th and 7th of Muharram
(Islamic Date)

Pakpattan, Punjab, Pakistan

Inside the Mazar 

View of the Mazar

Chillagah of Baba Fareed in Ajmer, India


Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar Persian (1173-1266) or (1188 (584 Hijri) - May 7, 1280 (679 T-lijri)), commonly known as Baba Farid was a 12th century Sufi preacher and saint of Chishti Order of South Asia.

Farid is generally recognized as the first major poet of the Punjabi language and is considered one of the pivotal saints of the Punjab region. Revered by Muslims and Hindus, he is also considered one of the fifteen Sikh Bhagats within Sikhism and his works form part of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh sacred scripture.

Life and Genealogy

Baba Fareed was born in 1188 or 1173 CE (584 Hijri) at Kothewal village, 10 km from Multan in the Punjab region of Pakistan, to Jamal-ud-din Suleiman and Maryam Bibi (Qarsum Bibi), daughter of Sheikh Wajih-ud-din Khojendi. He was a descendant of Farrukh Shah Kabuli, the King of Afghanistan.

He was the grandson of Shaykh Shoaib who was the grandson of Farrukh Shah Kabuli, the king of Kabul and Ghazni. When Farrukh Shah Kabuli was killed by the Mongol hordes invading Kabul, Farid's grandfather Shaykh Shoaib left Afghanistan and settled in the Punjab in 1125.

Farid's genealogy is summarized below:

1. Umar Bin Khattab, second Caliph

2. Abdullah Bin Umar

3. Nasir

4. Sulaiman

5. Adham, King of Balkh and Bukhara

6. Ibrahim Bin Adham aka Abou Ben Adham

7. Ishaq

8. Abul Fatah

9. Abdullah Waa'iz Kobra

10. Abdullah Waa'iz Soghra

11. Masood

12. Sulaiman

13. Ishaq

14. Mohammad

15. Naseeruddin

16. Farrukh Shah Kabuli, King of Afghanistan

17. Shahabuddin Kabuli

18. Mohammed

19. Yousuf

20. Ahmed, died fighting Hulagu Khan

21. Shoaib

22. Jamaluddin Sulaiman

23. Baba Fareed

Baba Farid received his early education at Multan, which had become a centre for education; it was here that he met his master murshid, Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, a noted Sufi saint, who was passing through Multan, from Bagdad on way to Delhi. Upon completing his education, Farid left for Sistan, and Kandahar and went to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage aged 16.

Once his education was over, he shifted to Delhi, where he learned the doctrine of his Master, Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki. He later moved to Hansi, Haryana. When Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki died in 1235, Farid left Hansi, and assumed the role of spiritual successor of his Master, though he settled not in Delhi but in Ajodhan (the present Pakpattan, Pakistan). On his way to Ajodhan and passing through Faridkot, he met the 20-year old, Nizamuddin Auliya, who went on to become his disciple, and later his successor (khalifa).

Baba Farid married Hazabara, daughter of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud. He died on 5th of Muharram, Tuesday, 7 May 1266 CE (679 Hijri) during Namaz. His darbar is in Dera Pindi, and his name is Khawaja Shaikh Muhammad Paak Ghareeb Nawaz. His epitpah reads, "There is only one Fareed, though many spring forth from the bud of the flower".

His descendants, also known as Fareedi, Fareedies and Faridy, mostly carry the name Farooqi, can be found in India, Pakistan and the Diaspora.


• Fareed, this world is beautiful, but there is a thorny garden within it.

• Fareed, do not turn around and strike those who strike you with their fists.

• Fareed, when there is greed, what love can there be? When there is greed, love is false.

Farid Kaaley maindey kaprey, kaala mainda wais,

Gunahan Bharehan main pheraan, Lok kahain dervish

TRANSLATION: Laden with my load of misdeeds, I move about in the garb of black garments. And the people see me and call me a dervish.

Galian chikkar door ghar, naal payarey neouney,

challaan tey bhijjay kambli, rahan ta jaaey neouney

TRANSLATION: My promise with my love, a long way to go and a muddy lane ahead If I move I spoil my cloak; if I stay I break my word.


One of Farid's most important contributions to Punjabi literature is his development of the language for literary purposes. Whereas Sanskrit, Arabic, Turkish and Persian had historically been considered the languages of the learning, the elite and in monastic centers, Punjabi was generally considered a lesser refined folk language. Although earlier poets had written in a primitive Punjabi, there was little beyond Punjabi literature besides the range of traditional and anonymous ballads. By using Punjabi as the language of poetry, Farid laid the basis for a vernacular Punjabi literature that would be developed later.

Amongst, famous people who visited his shrine over the centuries, are famous scholar-explorer, Ibn Battuta, who visited in 1334, and Founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, who met then head of the shrine, Sheikh Ibrahim, twice, and his meeting lead to the incorporation of 122 verses, and four poems of Baba Farid, in Sikh Holy Book, Guru Granth Sahib, by the fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev in 1604.

The city of Faridkot bears his namesake. According to legend, Farid stopped by the city, then named 'Mokhalpur', and did penance for 40 days, near the fort of King 'Mokhal'. The king was said to be so impressed by his presence that he named the city, after Baba Farid, which today is known as 'Tilla Baba Farid'. The festival 'Baba Sheikh Farid Aagman Purb Mela' is celebrated in September, each year, commemorating his arrival in the city. Ajodhan was also renamed as Farid's 'Pak Pattan', meaning Pure City, which in time became its present name, though some sources suggest, it comes from its another meaning, 'Holy Ferry'.

'Faridia Islamic University', at Sahiwal, Pakistan is named after him, and in July 1998, the Punjab Government in India, established the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot, the city which itself was named after him.

According to a legend, it was his mother, who inspired young Farid towards prayer, by placing Shakar (sugar) under his prayer mat, and when she didn't, Farid found the sugar nevertheless, this episode gave him an unmistakable spiritual fervour and later the name, Ganj-i-Shakar, meaning 'Treasure of Sweetness' (Shakar). Shaikh Shoaib was nephew of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi.

His Shrine

His mazar (shrine) is located in Pakpattan. Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia constructed his tomb. The mazar has two doors, namely Noori darwaza and Bahishti darwaza. Bahishti darwaza opens once a year and during the fair, thousands of people pass through this doorway. The door itself is made of silver, and floral designs are laid in gold sheet. Thousands of devotees come to visit the shrine daily from within the country and from abroad.


Syed Usman Shah Marwandi aka Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander

Silsila: Qalanderia Suharwardia

Date of Wisaal: 1274 A.D.

Date of Urs: 18 Sha'aban (Islamic Date)


Sehwen Shareef, Sindh, Pakistan

Inside the Mazar


Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (1177- Sehwan Sharif 1274), a sufi saint, philosopher, poet, and qalandar, was born as Syed Usman Shah Marwandi.

He belonged to the Suhrawardiyya order of sufis, and was close contemporary to Baha-ud-din Zakariya, Shaikh Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Syed Jalaluddin Bukhari Surkh-posh of Uchch, and Shah Shams Tabrizi. Some also add the name of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi (Mevlana Rumi).

He travelled around the Muslim world and had settled in Sehwan (Sindh, Pakistan) and was buried there. He preached religious tolerance among Muslims and Hindus. Thousands of pilgrims visit his shrine every year, especially at the occasion of his Urs.


Shahbaz Qalandar (Shaikh Usman Marwandi) was born in Marwand to a dervish, Syed Ibrahim Kabiruddin whose ancestors migrated from Iraq and settled down in Mashhad, a center of learning and civilization, before migrating again to Marwand.

His dedication to the knowledge of various religious disciplines enabled him to eventually become a profound scholar. During his lifetime, he witnessed the Ghaznavid and Ghurids rules in South Asia. He became fluent in many languages including Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Sindhi and Sanskrit. His mysticism attracted people from all religions. He was titled Lal (red) for his usual red attire, Shahbaz due to his noble and divine spirit, and 'Qalandar' for his sufism and saintly attitude. Hindus regarded him as the incarnation of Bhrithari. Qalandar Lal Shahbaz lived a celibate life and, did not marry.

Evidence shows that he was active in Sindh before 1196, when he met Pir Haji Ismail Panhwar of Pat; it is believed he entered Sehwan in 1251.

He established his Khanqah in Sehwan and started teaching in Fuqhai Islam Madarrsah; during this period he wrote his treatises Mizna-e-Sart, Kism-e-Doyum, Aqd and Zubdah.

In poetry and prose

A Qawwali by Abida Parveen and many other singers of sufi songs, 'Lal Meri Pat Rakhiyo ...' is in honour of Shahbaz Qalandar, as is the one sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan named Mast Qalandar.

This famous mystic often quoted the teachings of Maulana Jalal ad-Din Rumi. A book detailing his life is called "Solomon's Ring" by Gul Hasan.

Boo Ali Shah Qalandar's famous Persian verses showing his love and honour for Hazrat Ali are engraved on his shrine:

Haiderium Qalandram Mastam

Banda e Murtaza Ali Hastam

Peshwa e tamam Rindanam

Ke Sag e Koo e Sher e Yazdanam!


I am Haideri (relating to Haider, a second name for Ali ibn Abi Talib), Qalandar and Mast (intoxicated with inspiration)

I am a slave of Ali Murtaza
I am leader of all saints
Because I am a dog of the lane of "Allah's Lion" (referring to Ali)

Legends and Stories

On his way from Baluchistan to Sindh, he also stayed in present day Karachi's Manghopir area for muraqba (meditation), and it is said that Manghopir's natural warm fountain is a miracle of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. That warm fountain started to flow from beneath the hill, on which Lal Shahbaz sat for muraqba (meditation). After passing hundreds of years, that warm fountain is still flowing continuously and is said to have miraculous healing power especially for asthma patients.

In Multan, Lal Shahbaz met Bahauddin Zachariah Multani of the Suhurwardiya order, Baba Farid Ganjshakar of Chishtiya order, and Makhdoom Jahanian Surkh Bukhari. The attachment was so cordial and spiritual that their friendship became legendary. They were known as Chahar Yar (Persian = four friends). According to some historians, the four friends visited various parts of Sindh and Punjab, in present day Pakistan.

Almost all the saints of Sindh including Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Makhdoom Bilawal, Sachal Sarmast and Qadir Bukhsh Bedal were devout followers of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

It is also believed that he turned into a falcon to pick up his friend Shaikh Farid Shakar Ganj from the gallows. The legend goes that the incumbent fakirs in Sewhan sent him a bowl of milk filled to the brim indicating that there was no room for anything more. But surprisingly, he returned the bowl with a beautiful flower floating on the top. This legend spread far and wide by the time of his death in 1274, after living a good span for 97 years.


The shrine around his tomb, built in 1356, gives a dazzling look with its Sindhi kashi tiles, mirror work and two gold-plated doors - one donated by the late Shah of Iran, the other by the late Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The inner sanctum is about 100 yards square with the silver canopied grave in the middle. On one side of the marble floor is a row of about 12 inch high folding wooden stands on which are set copies of Quran for devotees to read. On the other side, beside a bundle of burning agarbattis (joss sticks), are rows of diyas (small oil lamps) lighted by Hindu devotees.


His annual Urs (death anniversary celebration) is held on the 18 Sha'aban - the eighth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. Thousands of devotees flock to the tomb while every Thursday their number stands multiplied especially at the time of his 'Urs' being a carnival as well a religious festival and celebrated every year. Sehwan springs to life and becomes the focal point of more than half a million pilgrims from all over Pakistan. On each morning of the three day feast, the narrow lanes of Sewhan are packed to capacity as thousands and thousands of pilgrims, fakirs and devotees make their way to the shrine to commune with the saint, offer their tributes and make a wish. Most of the people present garlands and a green chadar (a cloth used to cover a tomb) with Qur'anic inscriptions in silver or gold threads. Humming of verses, singing and dancing in praise of the saint continues till late at night. A devotional dance known as 'dhamal', being a frenzied and ecstatic swirl of the head and body, is a special ritual that is performed at the rhythmic beat of the [dhol] (a big barrel-shaped drum), some of them being of giant size and placed in the courtyard of the shrine. Bells, gongs, cymbals and horns make a thunderous din, and the dervishes, clad in long robes, beads, bracelets and colored head-bands whirl faster and faster in a hypnotic trance, until with a final deafening scream they run wildly through the doors of the shrine to the courtyard beyond.


Hazrat Syed Muhammad Azeem Barkhiya aka Abdal-e-Haq Qalander Baba Aulia

Silsila: Azeemia

Date of Wisaal: January 27, 1979

Date of Urs: January 27


Shadman Town, North Nazimabad, Karachi, Pakistan

The View of Mazar

Inside the Mazar


Abdal-e-Haq, Husn-e-Ukhra, Syed Muhammad Azeem Barkhiya commonly renowned as Qalander Ba Ba Auliya, (Birth: 1898 in the town of Khorja, District Buland Shehr, Uttar Pardesh, India - Wisaal: January 27, 1979, Karachi) was the founder of the Sufi Order of Azeemia. His mother was adopted by Baba Tajuddin and hence Qalandar Baba always referred him as his Nana (maternal grandfather).

During his stay in Aligarh an inclination towards spirituality developed in him and he start spending most of his time in the company of a local Sufi Kabli Baba. He used to go there early in the morning and would come back late in the evening.

After completing the 12th grade education at Aligarh, Baba Tajuddin summoned him to Nagpur, India where he spent nine years under the vigilant guidance of his Baba Tajuddin of Nagpur until he physical demise in 1929. During his stay in Nagpur, his mother died, leaving four daughters and two sons. Qalandar Baba Auliya was the eldest son and most of his siblings were very young at the time. It was becoming difficult for him to serve as the surrogate parent for his siblings. Realizing that Baba Tajuddin arranged his marriage with one of his disciples' daughter in Delhi. Qalandar Baba moved his family to Delhi and worked there as a journalist until the partition of India in 1947.

After the partition, he migrated to Pakistan along with his family, and stayed in Karachi's Lyari subdivision. At the time, Karachi was not a fully developed city and finding a job was hard. He believed in hard work and was not ashamed of odd jobs to support his family. Later on, He chose journalism as a career and was appointed the sub-editor of the Daily Urdu Dawn.

In 1956, a famous dervish of Suhurwardiya Sufi Order, Hazrat Abul-Fayz Qalandar Ali Suhurwardi, came to Karachi. Qalandar Baba Auliya met and asked to be initiated in his Order. The visiting Shaykh told him at arrive at his hotel room at three in the morning. It was during winter; nevertheless, Qalandar Baba Auliya went at 2 A.M. to the hotel where Hazrat Abul-Fayz was staying and sat at the doorsteps. At 3 A.M sharp, Shaykh Abul-Fayz opened the door of his room and summoned him inside. Qalandar Baba Auliya sat before Hazrat Abul-Fayz, and Hazrat Abul-Fayz blew three times on the forehead of Qalandar Baba Auliya. On first blow, the Alam-e-Arwah (Cosmic World) was revealed to Qalandar Baba Auliya; on the second blow, the Alam-e-Malkut (Angelic realm); on the third one, the Arsh-e-Mu'alla (The Divine Throne).

Hazrat Abul-Fayz Qalandar Ali Suhurwardi completed his teachings of Qutub-e-Irshad to Qalandar Baba Auliya, in three weeks. After that, he spiritually(oweysia) received divine knowledge from many saints including Shaikh Najamuddin Kubra.

When Qalandar Baba Auliya was working as a journalist in the local magazine in Karachi, it was his routine that he would go to the residence of his beloved disciple Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi where he conducted Sohbet(satsung).People from all walks of life would come to discuss various topics.

One week before of his death, he told to his disciples and friends that, "I'm a guest here for a maximum of one week". He appointed Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi as the head of the Sufi Order of Azeemia. He died on January 27, 1979. His tomb is in the Shadman Town subdivision of Karachi.

The essence of the teachings of Qalandar Baba Auliya is that man has not been created solely to earn a livelihood. The first and foremost purpose of his creation is that he should recognise his own Self and have an intimate relationship with his Creator.

His famous quote: 'One can not find Truth in the outward (zahir), it can only be realized by turning to inward(batin). Your inner is the doorway the Cosmos that is why Man is called microcosm (al-alam sughra).'

Full Name of Hazoor Qalander Baba Auliyaa is Hasan - e - Ukhra Syed Muhammad Azeem Barkhiya. Hasan - e - Ukhra is the Title granted by the Prophet Mohammed (SAW). Mohammed Azeem is the name given by his parents (Azeemia Spiritual Order or Silsila-e-Azeemia is named after him). Burkhiya is pen name, which he used as a poet. Qalander Baba Auliya is the alias with which most of the people are familiar. The terrestrial and celestial angels know and address him using this title.

Qalander Baba Auliya was born in Khorja, Buland Sheher, which is in the U.P. province of India in 1898.Qalander Baba Auliya received his primary and religious education in a local school. He went to high school in Buland Sheher. After completing his education in high school, he went to Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, now in India.

During his stay in Aligarh, Qalander Baba Auliya became inclined towards learning spirituality. He spent a lot of time at the tomb of Sufi Maulana Kabuli. It was in those times, when he went to visit his maternal grand father, Tajuddin Baba Auliya Nagpuri.

Teacher of the teachers, Knower of Divine Secrets, Baba Tajuddin instructed his grand son to stay with him in Nagpur for Spiritual training. Upon learning his son's intention to learn spiritual knowledge, Qalander Baba's father came to Nagpur to persuade his son to complete his academic education. Baba Tajuddin replied to his father that if he would receive further academic education, he would not be useful to him. His father left his son to his own liking. Qalander Baba Auliya stayed with Tajuddin Baba Auliya, whom he called grandfather (Nana), for nine years. During this time he received his spiritual training from him in an arduous manner.

Qalander Baba's mother died leaving six children; one sister was older and all others were younger to him. Tajuddin Baba advised him to get married. He married the daughter of one of the followers of Tajuddin Baba Auliya in Delhi. In 1947, during the partition of India and Pakistan, Qalander Baba Auliya migrated to Karachi in Pakistan with his father, siblings and his family.

He rented an old house near Lee Market. The Commissioner for Rehabilitation, who was also one of the followers of Tajuddin Baba, requested him to lodge an application with him so that he could be allocate a house to him. He did not take any notice of his suggestion and continued to reside in a rented premise.

Qalander Baba seldom washed his hands with soap. He washed his hands with lukewarm water until all traces of grease were removed. He was very meticulous and organized in his day-to-day life. He did not sleep for more than two to three hours. He went through phases of silence and spiritual ecstasy and selflessness.

After marriage, Qalander Baba settled in Delhi. He became a freelance journalist for different newspapers and magazines. He also proofread and corrected the works of the contemporary poets. People who were interested in Tassuvuf (spiritual knowledge or Sufism) approached him and held discussions with him on the subject. After migrating to Karachi he opted repairing of domestic electrical appliances till he had the job as sub editor of the daily newspaper Dawn. He also worked for the monthly Naqqad for some time. He edited many magazines, and also published many stories in serial form.

In 1956, the then Master of the Sohrwardi Order, Hazrat Abul Faiz Qalander Ali Sohrwardi visited Karachi. Qalander Baba Auliya went for an audience with him and requested to be initiated. Hazrat Abul Faiz asked him to come at 3 O? clock in the morning. In the bitter cold of the early morning, he sat on the steps of the Grand Hotel on McLeod Road, Karachi; exactly at 3 O? clock Hazrat Abul Faiz opened the door and asked him to come inside. He instructed Qalander Baba to sit in front of him and then he blew on Qalander Baba's forehead 3 times. With the first breath the realm of spirits was revealed. With the second blowing of the breath, angels and the Divine Attributes was revealed and with the third breath the highest realm was revealed to him.

Hazrat Abul Faiz Qalander Ali Soharwardi imparted spiritual training to him in three weeks time. After that, Qalander Baba's spiritual training was taken over by the soul of Sheikh Najmuddin Kubra. When the training was completed He transferred the spiritual knowledge to him and presented him to the Divine Presence of God. During this period Qalander Baba Aulia did not sleep for ten days and nights. He prayed and chanted the holy verses all the time.

To spread and to be benefited with the teachings of Hazoor Qalander Baba Auliya, following three books have been inherited by Silsila-e-Azeemia:

1) Loh-o-Qalum (Pen and the Scripturum): A treasure of divine knowledge of mysteries and secrets of nature.

2) Rubaiyat-e-Qalander Baba Auliya: A valued collection of enlightening mystic verses.

3) Tazkira-e-Tajuddin Baba (R.A): An authentic work of metaphysical sciences and scientific interpretations of divinations and wonder-workings performed by spiritual people.

Additionally, Qalander Baba Auliya left countless maps and diagrams of the visible and invisible realms. He also started the publication of the monthly magazine called Roohani Digest. He also formed a Trust called The Azeemia Trust. The Trust acquired land and constructed a mausoleum over his eternal place of resting in Shadman Town, North Karachi.

Qalander Baba Auliya died on 27th January 1979 in Karachi. Every year on this date his Urs is celebrated which is attended by thousands of people from all over the country and abroad. During Urs many seminars and workshops are held. There are organized sessions of meditation under the instruction of the present Master of Silsila Azeemia; Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi. Qalander Baba Auliya left a widow, two sons and two daughters.


Hazrat Mazhar Hussain Shah Qadri Mehri

Inside the Mazar


Shrine of Hazra Syed Pir Azmat Shah Shaheed ( known commonly as Shaheed Baba ) is Rata Par and located 14 Kilometer away from Abbottabad towards Thandiani. The place is also known as Khuthwaal. It is about 8000 ft. The beautiful place is in between mountain range of Karakoram and is part of Thandiani and , its geographical coordinates are 34° 11' 40" North, 73° 21' 50" East.

Shaheed Baba preached and spread the message of Islam during the turbulent times in South Asia and fought against non muslim for Islam.Hazrat Syed Pir Ishaq Shah is the one who's was a mission of spraying the Message of Allah Almighty, of refuting hypocrites, disbelievers and heretics, of helping destitute, and solving common problems of Muslims.

The Last days he passed in favorite place Maari Sharif located in Jhafar , a village located 13 Kilometer away from Abbottabad towards Murree and Nathia gali. The beautiful village is in between mountain range of Karakoram. The Allah Lovers (Alive or passed) always choose those places where a normal human reach is difficult.



About Chakwal

Chakwal district borders the districts of Rawalpindi and Attock in the north, district Jhelum in the east, district Khushab in the south and district Mianwali in the west. The total area of district Chakwal is 6,609 square kilometres, which is equivalent to 1,652,443 acres. As enumerated in the 1998 census, the total population is 1,083,725 of which 12.01% only were urban making Chakwal the most rural district in Punjab

Choa Saidan Shah

Choa saidan shah is the tehsil of chakwal name given to this town in the name of a famous sufi sakhi saidan sherazi choa saidan shah is a beautiful valley of chakwal this town is surrounded with hills. The Rose Water is famous of this area. The area is mountainous. The major tribes are: Janjujua Rajput, Mirza, Arrian and other helping hands families. There is cell phone facilities in all of this Tehsil. Flora and Fauna are the species. The people are mostly serving the Pak Army. There are brave peoples by nature. The famious villages of Janjua's are Ghar Makhiala, Saloi, Dendot, Mohra Rajgan, Ratoocha, Khajula and Dalwal etc.


Picture of Hazrat Maula Bakhsh - nearby city: Choa Saidan Shah









Picture of Hazrat Zain Al Abideen, Chakwal


Shrine at Kalar Kahar
Hazrat Muhammad Ishaq Noor Alam
Hazrat Muhammad Yaqoob Faiz Alam


Hazrat Sultan Sakhi Sarwar - Sulaiman range


Sakhi Sarwar4


Hazrat Shah Fateh Deewan


Tomb of Shahabuddin Ghauri, Salt Range

Ghauri's Dream

King Shahabuddin Ghauri who was in Khurasan, dreamt an old Saint, saying :

" O Shahabuddin ! Almighty has granted you kingdom of India Get up and proceed towards India."

After it, the Saint disappeared. When the king awake, he was under a peculiar state of mind. The voice was still echoing in his ears, saying proceed towards India. Success will be yours? The King informed his learned men. They congratulated the King and predicted his victory.

Ghauri on Expedition to India

King Shahabuddin Mohammed Ghauri was badly defeated by king Prithvi Raj in the Battle of Tarain and with great difficulties, he could save himself and reached Ghazni. Since he wanted to defeat Prithvi Raj, he was preparing for a war secretly. But he did not expected to go for a battle against India after such a short span of time.

The Dream created great enthusiasm in his heart and after prediction by the learned scholars he inspected the preparation and ordered his army to proceed on the expedition. On the eight day, he himself proceeded on the crusade. The army officers were very much surprised over the rush for the expedition. But nobody dared to enquire about it. When the army camped in Peshawar, an old man of royal family asked " O king though the preparations are on large scale, but the intention is still secret?"

The King took a deep breath and said. "You don’t know, what happened to me. Can you recall last year defeat that is a blot on my face, be sure that neither I have changed my clothes nor I have taken rest on the bed. "

Hearing the king, the old man encouraged Shahabuddin Ghauri, prayed for his victory and said, If your lordship has the intention then act according to the need of the hour. Kindly call the Amirs and Chiefs to your court, grant them pardon and honor them, so that they could fight for you and may sacrifice their lives for you and wash the earlier defeat. The king liked the idea. So after reaching Multan, he called the court and granted a general pardon to all the Amirs and Chiefs. Then he addressed them" TO FIGHT FOR HIM". Every chief swore to fight till last breath for the cause after putting their hand on swords.

A Decisive War

Shahabuddin took the advantage of the opportunity and he ordered for war in the evening, left the army camp as it is and after taking a long round of many miles crossed the river in the darkness of the night, and caught the enemy unaware. The emperor did not loose his senses and face the attack with a part of his army. Later the rest of his army also joined him. Rai Pithora’s army was comprised of three thousand elephants, three lakhs cavalry and a large number of swordsmen, while king Shahabuddin Ghauri had an army of one lakh twenty thousand soldiers.

Since Rai Pithora was very sure about his victory, so he did not bother for an organized fight and ordered the entire army to charge against the enemy, On the contrary, King Shahabuddin, adopting war tactics, divided army into four parts under the command of four able generals and sent them to fight one after another. Rajput fought with great courage and bravery that disappointed the Sultan’s army. But he adopted another tactic. He lagged behind in an organized manner showing that he is defeated. Rajputs followed them in a disorganized manner. When the king saw the Rajputs disorganized, he attacked with his fresh army.

There was a fierce fight till noon. Raja Prithvi Raj came out of the war field and stayed under the shadow of tree with his participating 150 chiefs. A final attack was decided. Everyone took an oath and came into war field. Raja’s army was tired as it was fighting since morning. The Sultan sensed the opportunity. He launched a very strong attack with his fresh 12,000 swordsmen who all of a sudden reached in the heart of enemy’s army. When the other chiefs of king’s army saw the scene. They also pressed the enemy from left and right. In a moment, thousands of soldiers were killed. The enemy’s army was overturned. Meanwhile the elephants, backbone of Raja’s army took a U-turn and crushed their own men. Soldiers tried their best to face the position but in vain. Gharib Nawaz (R.A) words were to be proved true, and they were.

It was dusk when the sultan’s army dominated the enemies. A number of Raja’s including Khande Rao were killed while some others escaped. Rai Pithora also wanted to escape but was captured and slashed on the banks of Saraswati river.

In the end Shahabuddin Ghauri immerged victorious and the hold of him on northern India became stronger. Later the Rajput’s kingdoms like Saraswati, Samana, Kohram and Hansi were captured without any difficulty. Then Sultan proceeded to Ajmer. Nobody challenged him but the sons of defeated and slain Rajas welcomed him and accepted him. After reaching Ajmer, he handed over the kingdom to Prithvi Raj’s son.

King Shahabuddin at the Feet of Khwaja Sahib

The evening was falling when Shahabuddin entered Ajmer. He heard Azan which made him surprised. On inquiring, people told him that some Fakir’s who had arrived a short time ago, used to call like this five times daily. The king took the direction. The Jamaat for prayers was ready. He joined it. Gharib Nawaz (R.A) was leading the Namaz.

As and when the prayers were over, and the king saw Khwaja Shaib (R.A), he was very much surprised, since he recognized the man who predicted his victory in the dream. He wanted to fall flat on the feet of Gharib Nawaz (R.A) but the Khwaja embraced the king instead.

The King sobbed and wept for quite a long time. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) blessed him and asked him to sit. When he regained, he made a request for Bayt. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) accepted the request and made him his disciple.

After staying in Ajmer for few days, Sultan Shahabuddin Muhammed Ghauri marched towards Delhi and captured it. He appointed his faithful Slave Qutubuddin Ebak, Viceroy of India and went back to Ghazni. Qutubuddin captured rest of India in a very short span of time and soon the Sultan got hold of the entire north India.


A Mazar in the Mangla Lake near Mirpur, AJK


Hazrat Baba Peer Mastan Shah, Mangla


Hazrat Naik Alam Shah Sahib, Mirpur, AJK


Hazrat Baba Peera Shah Ghazi Qalander Damri Ali Sarkar, Khari Shareef, 8KM from Mir Pur




Hazrat Mian Mohammad Baksh, Khari Shareef, 8KM from Mir Pur

Mian Muhammad Bakhsh

Mīān Muhammad Bakhsh (Punjabi: میاں محمد بخش ) was a Sufi saint and a Punjabi/Pahari poet of great repute. He is especially renowned as the writer of a book of poetry called Saiful Malūk. He was born in a village called khanqa peir-E-shah Gazi Khari Sharif, situated near Mirpur District of Azad Jammu & Kashmir).




His Lineage

He belonged to the Gujjar baradari and the Dedhar clan, he was a fourth generation descendant of Pīr-e Shāh Ghāzī Qalandar Damriyan Wali Sarkar, who was buried in Khari Sharif. Pīr-e Shāh Ghāzī's khalīfah was Khwājah Dīn Muhammad; and his khalīfah was Mīān Shamsuddīn, who had three sons: Mīān Bahāval Bakhsh, Mīān Muhammad Bakhsh - the subject of this article -, and Mīān 'Alī Bakhsh. Mīān Muhammad Bakhsh's ancestors originated in Gujrat, but had later settled in the Mirpur District of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. He was poet of Phari language (widely spoken in different parts of Kashmir.

Dispute About His Date of Birth

There is much disagreement about his year of birth. Mahbūb 'Alī Faqīr Qādirī, in a biography printed as an appendix to the text of Saiful Malūk gives the date as 1246 AH (1826 AD), a date also followed by the Shāhkār Islāmī Encyclopedia; 1830 and 1843 are suggested in other works but are almost certainly erroneous. Mīān Muhammad Bakhsh himself states in his magnum opus - Saiful Malūk - that he completed the work during the spring in the month of Ramadan, 1279 AH (1863 AD), and that he was then thirty-three years of age- hence he must have been born in 1830.

His Upbringing

He was brought up in a very religious environment, and received his early education at home. He was later sent with his elder brother, Mīān Bahāval, to the nearby village of Samwal Sharīf to study religious sciences, especially the science of Hadith in the madrassah of Hāfiz Muhammad 'Alī. Hāfiz Muhammad 'Alī had a brother, Hāfiz Nāsir, who was a majzub, and had renounced worldly matters; this dervish resided at that time in the mosque at Samwal Sharīf. From childhood Mīān Muhammad had exhibited a penchant for poetry, and was especially fond of reading Yūsuf ō Zulaikhā by Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami. During his time at the madrassah, Hāfiz Nāsir would often beg him to sing some lines from Jami's poetry, and upon hearing it so expertly rendered would invariably fall into a state of spiritual intoxication.
Mīān Muhammad was still only fifteen years old when his father, falling seriously ill, and realizing that he was on his deathbed, called all his students and local notaries to see him. Mīān Shamsuddīn told his visitors that it was his duty to pass on the spiritual lineage that he had received through his family from Pīr-e Shāh Ghāzī Qalandar Damriyan Wali Sarkar; he pointed to his own son, Mīān Muhammad, and told those assembled that he could find nobody more suitable than he to whom he might award this privilege. Everybody agreed, the young man's reputation had already spread far and wide. Mīān Muhammad, however, spoke up and disagreed, saying that he could not bear to stand by and allow his elder brother Bahāvul to be deprived of the honour. The old man was filled with so much love for his son that he stood up and leaving his bed grasped his son by the arms; he led him to one corner and made him face the approximate direction of Baghdad, and then he addressed the founder of their Sufi Order, Shaikh 'Abdul-Qādir Jīlānī, presenting his son to him as his spiritual successor. Shortly after this incident his father died. Mīān Muhammad continued to reside in his family home for a further four years, then at the age of nineteen he moved into the khānqāh, where he remained for the rest of his life. Both his brothers combined both religion and worldly affairs in their lives, but he was only interested in spirituality, and never married - unlike them.

His Formal Pledge of Allegiance

Despite the fact that he had essentially been made a khalīfah of his father, he realized that he still needed to make a formal pledge of allegiance or bay'ah to a Sufi master. Having completed his formal education he began to travel, seeking out deserted locations where he would busy himself in prayer and spiritual practices, shunning the company of his fellow-men. He took the Sufi pledge of allegiance or bay'ah with Hazrat Ghulām Muhammad, who was the khalīfah of Bābā Badūh Shāh Abdāl, the khalīfah of Hājī Bagāsher (of Darkālī Mamuri Sharīf, near Kallar Syedan District Rawalpindi), the khalīfah again of Pīr-e Shāh Ghāzī Qalandar Dumriyan Wali Sarkar.He is also said to have travelled for a while to Srinagar, where he benefitted greatly from Shaikh Ahmad Valī.

His Poetic Talents and Works

Once he had advanced a little along the Sufi way he became more and more interested in composing poetry, and one of the first things he penned was a qasidah (quatrain) in praise of his spiritual guide. Initially he preferred to write siharfis and duhras, but then he advanced to composing stories in verse. His poetry is essentially written in the Pothohari dialect of Panjabi, and utilizes a rich vocabulary of Persian and Arabic words.
His works include: Siharfi, Sohni Meheinval, Tuhfah-e Miran, Tuhfah-e- Rasuliyah, Shireen Farhad, Mirza Sahiban, Sakhi Khavass Khan, Shah Mansur, Gulzar-e Faqir, Hidayatul Muslimin,Panj Ganj, Masnavi-e Nīrang-e ‘Ishq. He also wrote a commentary on the Arabic Qasidat-ul-Burda of al-Busiri and his most famous work, entitled Safarul ‘Ishq (Journey of Love), but better known as Saiful Maluk.

His Death
He died on the 7th of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah 1324 AH (1907 AD), and was buried in Khari Sharif, not far from his illustrious great great grandfather Pier-e-Shah Ghazi Qalandar Damriyan Wali Sarkar. To this day many people visit his tomb with the intention of receiving spiritual blessings.
A View Of Mazar Mian M Bakhsh


A Mazar at GT Road, Dina



Aastana Ghosia Darbar


Hazrat Baba Lasoorri Shah, Faisalabad, Punjab

Inside the Mazar


Hazrat Baba Satgur Badshah, Dhandra Kalan, Faisalabad, Punjab




Abu Anees Barkat Ali(rah) his mazar sharif 


Abu Anees Barkat Ali: an erudite sufi saint

A man well known as Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat Ali, addressed lovingly as Babbaji, was born in 1911 in the District of Ludhiana (East Punjab) and died on 26th January 1997. He was an embodment of all the qualities and character-traits of the great sufi masters and the pious of the past (salf salehim). Once again he revived, practised and displayed the essential of the Faith, living the while a simple and meaningful life that his devotees take pride in.

As a young army officer in Royal Indian Engineers (Roorkee Cantt) he served for thirteen years only and was boarded out honorably in 1945 for his hermetic practices that he had sensed and perceived irretrievably form Makhdum "Ala-ud-Din "Ali Ahmad As-Sabir (d. 1290 CE) by his regular attendance at his khanqah in Kalyar on the bank of a canal , some six miles due North-East of Roorkee.
Having been duly rewarded and blessed spiritually there, he took his ba'iyat (allegiance) at the hands of a living Shaikh, Syed Amir Al-Hssan Ambalvi (d. 1955) whom Babaji often referred to as Shah Walayat (Sultan of Mysticism), reaping and enhancing further his erudition and knowledge under his tuition and in his company.
Command by his Sahikh, Babaji and his family migrated to the new homeland in Pakistan in 1947 and after initial wanderings for a year or so finally settled at Salarwala in District Faisalabad where he founded an institute called Dar-ul-Ehsan and wrote and published his master pieces:Kitab Al-Amal Bis-Sunnah Al-M'aroof Tartib Sharif Volumes 1-6; Makshoofat Man azil-I-Ehsan Volumes 1-5 ; Asma' Al-Nabi Al Karaim (PBUH). He completed his saying, Maqalat-I-Hikmat volumes 1-30, at Camp Dar-ul-Ehsan, another convent, a prototype of his mentor Al-Kalyari's , he founded after his still another migration in 1983 to an open farraland on the bank of a canal situated some six, miles away form the City of Faisalabad on Samundri Road.
Some of Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat Ali's monumental works have already been translated into English and are published and distributed free of charge by Dar-ul-Ehsan Publications based in Huddersfield, UK, and registered as an international religious charity with the Charity Commission (London). The books in Urdu, Arabic and Persian original have been scanned on to CDs and DVDs for wider distributions to the benefit of the Muslim Ummah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in particular and interested non-Muslims in general.
Even during his life time his publication reached all over the world and people visited him from far and wide. His scholarship was acclaimed by leading scholars of his time. Dr Abdul Alim, the Rector of Al-Azhar University (Cairo) and Professor Hussain Nasr, the Vice-Chancellor of Tehran University in 1387 AH, later on the Shah of Iran's roving ambassador on Iranian Culture, and the author of several voluminous and celebrated books on contemporary Islam, both visited him to pay their homage.
Babaji wrote and honoured Professor Hussain Nasr with a stunning spas'name (welcome address) in Persian that was also published in one of his monthly issues of Dar-ul-Ehsan. The address portrayed Babaji's deep devotion to and respect for the descendants of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) on the one hand and appreciation of the Professor's contribution to Da'wah-o-Tabligh Al -Islam on the other. One of the couplets of the address reads thus.
"A voice came to me from the quarters unknown;
'Beware! O the dwellers of (Pakistan) the land renown,
The Honorable visitor, the offspring of the Prophets' Crown (PBUH),
Is Hussain Nasr, the Spirit of the Faith, wearing the dan's gown.'"
Professor Sayed Hussain Nasr currently holds the Chair of Cultural Studies in one of the leading American Universities.

Dr Hakim Ghulam Mu'in-ud-Din Chisti, an American convert to Islam and Shaikh Al-Chistiyyah of America, has described Babaji's religious practices in the following words:
"He is truly the embodiment of heart and soul of the Din of Islam, and all people should strive to emulate him as he is one who comes so to fulfilling the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH)."
It was much less to do with his clairvoyance and miraculous utterance than his magnetic person and charming disposition that people visited him. His smile was so captivating that a visitor said goodbye to him alright, but left his heart and mind behind with Babaji, longing to come back for his blessings again and again. When another American visitor was asked, he replied:
"In Babaji's company I found myself spiritually invigorated and physically elevated in peace with myself."
The sick were treated free of charge at Babaji's hospitals where he administered at both Camp and Dar-ul-Ehsan campuses twice a year eye camps for hundreds of thousands blinds suffering from cataract and other eye ailments. The hospitals are carrying out un-stintingly and continually the selfless and free services to the less privileged, deprived and disadvantaged members of the public. To this kind of community development spirit, Babaji alludes in his foreword to The Book of Sufi Healing:
"Not even the highest degree of dedication to worship may earn anybody the claim of divine forgiveness or recompense in any other form, yet there is one thing that everybody should make sure of, which shall not go unrequited under any circumstances by Allah the Almighty, and that is the selfless service to the ailing humanity."
Babaji set up a madrassah in his sanctuary for the education of the children of the new converts to Islam. He devised courses and wrote primers/books of his own which are these in wide use in mosque schools. For the converts themselves, who were primarily nomads, he had the houses built with the moneys received from his friends. His life has been an exemplary model of the fiscal propriety in Islam for emulation by individual and collective life stances in Pakistan.

These words in his memory are our token of love for him as also invitation to the readers to delve into his writings for the good of our souls and welfare of the collective life in the motherland whose security and prosperity were upper in his mind and embedded deep in his heart. A couple of years before his demise, he is on record with the Pakistan TV interview, having prayed passionately for the good of Pakistan, her integrity, prosperity and glory amongst the comity of world nations.
For those who had a calling for it, Babaji imparted spiritual knowledge in some fourteen different mystical Orders, including most importantly the Mustafwiyyah and Qadariyyah. His scholarship would have us believe his deep study and reading of the mystical literature. For example, the sufi masters in the mystic orders stand divided over the Nature and Dhat (Being) of Allah the Almighty the one called the Wujudiyyah (everything is with Him) and the other the shuhudiyyah (everthing is with Him). Muhiyyid-din Muhammad Ibn Al-Arabi(d. 1240 CE), the Shaik Al-Akbar of Sapin, is the well-known exponent of the former and Shaikh Badar-ud-Din Ahmad As-Sirhindi (d. 1624 CE), Mujaddad Alif-Thani, of the latter. Reconciling the two Babaji writes that it is the same light (nur) of Allah the Almighty that permeates and pervades the dry blade of grass as it does in a rose referring at the same time to the saying of the Holy Messenger (PBUH):
'ponder over the shuyunat (qualities/attributes) of Allah the Almighty and not His Dhat."
He laid a great deal of stress on character building and strong moral ethics. In this regard, his Makshoofat Manzal-Ehsan is a dossier and sum total of Maqaram Al-Akhlaq (the praise worthy morals) and Makhraj Al-Akhlaq (the desultory or derogatory conduct).

In fulfillment of the fivefold cardinal sufic parameters above the daily sessions of dhikr are held uninterruptedly in his life time and still are at his seminaries and at the households of some of his devotees. The dhikr has been commanded by Allah the Almighty; the Holy Prophet (PBUH) performed it as it is the cure for the ailments of physical body and ills of the society. Babaji ate and slept little, dressed simply and wrote profusely. He gave away by the evening the daily donations and presents that he received from his friends and devotees, lived like birds with trust in Allah the Almighty. He died on 16th Ramadan Al-Mubarak, the day when his shrine in Camp Dar-ul-Ehsan is jam packed with thousands of his devotees from throughout Pakistan and abroad thus paying homage to their dear mentor at the anniversary.\

Babaji Hazoor's message for all of us is:
"O people! We have come to this world to earn for the life hereafter. Allah the Almighty has created us for His worship and everything of the universe for ourselves. Everything belongs to us and we to Allah the Almighty. This world is illusory, perishable and we are guests here for only a few days. We will have to leave our worldly wealth behind. We have nothing except our good deeds to take with us to the world hereafter. O people! Turn towards Allah the Almighty. This world and everything that it contains is temporary and only for a short time. It is subject to destruction. It will only last a few days. O people! We are not going to live here forever and nor are we to return. Everything that belongs to the world will be left behind. We can take none of it with us. We have come to the world in order to earn for the next ever-lasting life. What ever we sow here we will harvest there. O people! Fear Allah the Almighty do what is commanded and shun what is forbidden. Allah the Almighty has emphasised the importance of Salat / Prayer. Let no worldly job stop you. Give your Zakat whole heartedly.. Pay your due in full and make sure it reaches the needy people. O people! The creation is Allah the Almighty's family. Be kind to the family of Allah the Almighty. Seek the pleasure of Allah the Almighty in the service of his creation. Let unity, understanding, love and brotherhood flourish among the Islamic nation."

Babaji Hazoor has diagnosed and provided solutions to the problems we have individually and collectively. On an individual level, for each and every one of us. If we want to become better people, if we wish to be better Muslims. Then Babaji Hazoor informs us;
Do not tell lies, it is forbidden, stop it!
Do not backbite, it is forbidden, stop it!
Do not tell tales, it is forbidden, stop it!
Do not be jealous, it is forbidden, stop it!
ZikrAllah, The remembrance of Allah the Almighty, Ahlan Wasalan, most welcome.

Babaji Hazoor is such a person who has devoted his life, dedicated his life for the cause of Islam. In fact, when Babaji Hazoor adopted this life. Babaji Hazoor took a vow, a promise to Hadrat Ala-ud-Deen Ali Ahmad As Sabir Kalyari (REM) to devote his life to:
Zikrallah - The remembrance of Allah the Almighty
Dawah o Tabligh - Invitation to and spread of Islam
Kidmat Khalq - free service to humanity
Time ticked on for over half a century, over the years the political rules and peoples fortunes changed. But this man of Almighty Allah has miraculously kept his promise, praying and supplicating. Owning nothing whatever of worldly possessions.

Babaji Hazoor had nothing of material value of this world. He lived a life of simplicity, but with unbelievable, unshakeable trust in the creator and sustainer, Allah the Almighty.
Babaji Hazoor commands and urges us all to be occupied in three tasks, three jobs.
Dhikr - the remembrance of Allah
Dawah-o-Tabligh - invitation to and spread of Islam.
Kidmat Khalq- free service to humanity.
With regard to Kidmat Khalq (service to mankind) Babaji Hazoor writes:
"The best achievement is that you should benefit mankind but should not expect any reward in return. Serve everyone but do not expect any service from anyone. O living one! Live in this world in such a manner that you may enlighten the world. Neither have you to come to this world time again nor will you be sent here again. Your life should be an example for your nation. Indeed service to the sick without remuneration is the most exalted and accepted worship of Allah the Almighty."
Do not forget our beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) states:
"If a person goes to visit a sick patient in the morning 70,000 angels send blessings and pray for his forgiveness till evening. If he goes to visit in the evening 70,000 angels say blessings and pray for his forgiveness till morning."
In another hadith it is narrated:

Whoever visits the sick, an angel in the Heaven calls out:
"May you reap happiness in the Hereafter, may your walking in this world and the next be blessed, and may you enjoy a high rank in the Heaven"
All this benefit and forgiveness is for a single visit to a patient. What would it be for continual treatment and care!

Babaji Hazoor informs us:
Worship is liked by Allah the Almighty
Service is liked by Humanity and Allah the Almighty
Worship may be accepted or rejected by Allah the Almighty, as He pleases.
Service is always accepted by Allah the Almighty.
Service is the best worship and is granted to the best of people.
At Darul Ehsan, Babaji Hazoor has established a well-equipped hospital for free use by everyone. Twice a year eye camps are held. Where eye operations, accommodation for patients and relatives, food for all present are provided free of charge. Many people born blind have been blessed by eyesight.

Also at Darul Ehsan, Babaji Hazoor opened the world's first Quran Mahal. Today the Holy Quran's that become worn out are sent to Darul Ehsan where they are beautifully stored and given the respect they deserve in the Quran Mahal.
Selfless service to the ummah of the last Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) is Babaji's aim and order for every devotee of Darul Ehsan.
Dawah-o-Tabligh, invitation to and spread of Islam is a task which everyone of us must be engaged in.

Allah the Almighty states in the Holy Quran:
"You are the best of people evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong and believing in Allah."

"Let there rise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong. They are the ones to attain happiness."
"Invite all to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them in ways that are best."
The last message in the last sermon by our beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) is for invitation to and spread of Islam. It is Darul Ehsan's mission to spread the message of Islam, as far and wide as possible. Babaji Hazoor himself wrote personal letters of invitation to world leaders and prominent individuals in the hope that they will submit and embrace Islam.

In addition to that Babaji Hazoor is constantly urging and commanding his followers to practise the teachings of Islam and then to inform and encourage others to do likewise. Babaji Hazoor considers it his duty to invite and awaken people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike to Islam. Part of the aim is to eliminate ignorance among Muslims about their own faith and to introduce new Muslims to the realm of Islam, so that they may taste the sweetness of the Din.

Babaji Hazoor writes,
"Our work is to spread Islam to Allah the Almighty's people, in His kingdom and for His sake. This has to be done right up to the last breath of our life. We must do this with complete trust in Allah the Almighty. We must spread Islam where it has not reached, going there where no one has gone before. It should always be borne in mind that you are a mubaligh of Islam. The religion of Allah the Almighty.

It is therefore imperative that all your words and actions reflect your adherence to the Holy Quran and Sunnah with sincerity and rightness, so that you may become an example for others."
Babaji Hazoor regards the importance of following the example of our Beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) as absolutely essential. At Darul Ehsan everything to the smallest, minute detail is according to the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him).

It is widely known that Babaji Hazoor often declared He would like to be corrected if he lacked the practice of any of the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him).
In the words of an American convert who visited Babaji Hazoor, he writes:
"Babaji Hazoor is the person all people should strive to emulate as he is one who comes so close to fulfilling the Sunnah of beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him)."
The essence of really loving the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) is beautifully summed up by Babaji Hazoor.

He repeatedly states:
"Devotion to the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) is my faith
Love, my way of life
And obedience my goal."
And by being on this path over one hundred thousand (100,000) individuals have come into the fold of Islam, embraced Islam at the hands of Babaji Hazoor.

With regard to invitation to and spread of Islam, Babaji is also the author of over 400 books all various aspects of Islam.
All Darul Ehsan publications, which run into thousands of pages, are supplied free of charge for the benefit of the ummah of the last Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him). Each book is unique. For example, Babaji Hazoor has written Asma Al Nabi Al Karim (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) - The Bounteous Names of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him). This is a five-volume book in which Babaji Hazoor presents one thousand four hundred and thirty eight Holy Names of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him).
Every place has a speciality the speciality of Darul Ehsan is Zikr Illahi - The remembrance of Allah the Almighty.

Baabji Hazoor reminds us:
Where there is Allah's Zikr, there is Allah's Blessing.
Where there is Allah's Zikr, there is Allah's Mercy.
Where there is Allah's Zikr, gloom and grief disappear.
Where there is Allah's Zikr, worries and anxiety vanish.
Where there is Allah's Zikr, Shaitan cannot enter.
Where there is Allah's Zikr, health abounds.
Where there is Allah's Zikr, there is peace of mind.
Where there is Allah's Zikr, there is the hearts satisfaction.
Aloud Zikr has many benefits
Loud Zikr gives the knowledge of the Zikr to those who don't know.
Loud Zikr creates amongst the non zakirs the fondness and inclination for remembrance.
Loud Zikr has tongue, heart and mind, all three occupied in worship.
Loud Zikr protects the Zakir against drowsiness, sleep and laziness.
Loud Zikr has all its blessings reaching to all those places where the Zakirs voice reaches.
Loud Zikr afford to the Zakir many witnesses who bear testimony on the day of Judgement.
Loud Zikr is sought after by the angels.
Loud Zikr have glad tidings given to them by Allah the Almighty.
Take it, that when ever we remember Allah the Almighty. Allah the Almighty is remembering us. We remember Him amongst human beings, He remembers us amongst the angels.

Now just for yourself what can be better than to be remembered by Allah amongst the Angels?
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) stated:
"One meeting of Zikr wipes out, counter balances two million evil sittings"

Allah the Almighty states:
"In the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction."



Hazrat Syed Kabeer Uddin aka Shah Dola Darayai








Hazrat Khawaja Fazal Ud Din Chishti Sabri Kalyami



Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Village Bhit Shah




Hazrat Baba Khair Muhammad Qadri

Silsila: Qadria Chistia

Date of Wisaal: August 10, 1955

Date of Urs: July 5th

East Gangal, Islamabad Highway, Islamabad, Pakistan

Inside the Mazar 


A man was driving his PIA wagon on a normal route on Islamabad Highway on a cold night in '90s. He visited a shrine situated in the valley of a small hill near the Koral Chowk. This was late at night and the Mazar was enshrouded with trees. A man prayed at the Mazar and felt great satisfaction. This was not a special visit to this Mazar by this man. He was a frequent visitor to this Mazar and had regarded his duty to perform salutions to Mazars wherever he used to find them. Afterall, we are muslims because of these great Saints who spent their whole lives in the service of God.

But this night, he encountered a rather special event. He found another old man sitting adjacent to the Qaber (grave) with the shawl of the Qaber over him. He asked him, "why are you wearing the Mazar's shawl?" The old man glanced at him and replied with ease, "why shouldn't I wear my own shawl?" The man was praying the salutions at the same time during this conversation. He did not care what he said and returned to his car.
Suddenly he realised that the old man was actually saying that he himself was the Man of the Mazar, the Sahib-e-Qaber, who transmigrated in 1955 (10 August). He went back to Mazar immediately and found no other person than himself.

Some days later, the Sahib-e-Qaber, Hazrat Baba Khair Muhammad visited the man in his dream and said, "the ignorant people are disturbing me and disrecpting me, so I command you to take me out of the grave and bury oppsite side of the road in the graveyard." This dream was remarkable but demanded a great task which very few people in the history dared to achieve. He waited some days in confusion as what to do when he met some people at the Mazar who also acknowledged to see the Hazrat in their dreams demanding the same task. Some people informed him that the road planners are really disturbing this Mazar and want to demolish it so that they could expand the Islamabad Highway. Surprisingly their bulldozers normally get stucked and do not move ahead from a certain distance.

Thus, the man contacted the family of Hazrat in Kotli Sattian and got permission from them. But the permission of the family wasn't enough in this 'grave concern'. The man visited many shrines in the country and discussed it with many other Sufi saints. They all agreed that this task must be accomplished.
After a great home work, finally on 20th July 2000, in the presence of many great scholars, sufi saints, the family members of Hazrat, and general public, the man dared open the Qaber Shareef of the Hazrat Baba Khair Muhammad. The media published the news of the event thereby attracting many thousands at the spot. When he opened the grave, he announced loudly:
"Observe those of you who do not believe in the hidden dimension of Islam, and Observe those who believe and increase your faith. Let it be clear to everyone that Aulia Allah's lifes and deaths are not on equal footing with everyone else...".

Then, everyone smelled a great out-of-worldly fragrance. To their further suprise, the Hazrat was intact in his material body and appeared as if burried few hours ago. Everyone witnessed a living miracle. The Hazrat's beared was even wet as if he had performed Wuzu (ablution) before this ceremony. The strong roots of a nearby tree had engulfed Hazrat in such a way that they were protecting Hazrat from any damage of any kind. But of course, the roots themselves cannot be responsible for protecting the Saint for nearly half a century.
Now the new Mazar is situated at the graveyard opposite the road. Furthermore, the Hazrat's mazar is of a different kind. He is not burried inside the earth. He is resting on a platform on the earth and the solid grave is over him. We do not know why Hazrat ordered not to burry him. This 'temporay' arrangement is beyond our comprehension right now. But I believe:
...the Wali-ul-Allah is like a seed, grows to enormous dimensions when burried in the earth....
This seed had become the enormous Tree in the half century. The future, past, and present are all infront of them. There is no more better description of a Wali-ul-Allah than found in Qaseeda-e-Ghausia (authored in transcendent state by Hazrat Ghaus-e-Azam Abdul Qadir Jillani, Rehmatullah). Those who want to know the power of the Friend of Allah, must read it's translation. As we have seen now that after 8 years, the road has expanded.

This man, Sufi Ashraf, left his job from PIA and has permanently offered himself for the service of this Wali-ul-Allah. If you wish to meet him, the map of the Mazar is provided. The Mazar closes at Maghrib prayers. 


Hazrat Mai Faiz Bibi Qalander

Silsila: Qalanderia Kazmia Al-Mashhadia

Date of Wisaal: Not Known

Date of Urs: Not Known

Akbar Town, East Gangal, Islamabad Highway, Islamabad, Pakistan

Inside the Mazar


As it can be expected from the Bazurgs of Qalanderia Silsila, Hazrat Mai Faiz Bibi Qalander was of great potence. If someone wants to know the power of a Lady Wali Allah, then must read the biography of Hazrat Rabia Basri Qalander of Basra, Iraq, in whose line, Hazrat Mai can be understood by the lay persons.
To know the true potential of a Wali Allah, one must be Wali Allah himself....
...therefore there is a notable event which shall give us a chance to glimpse the power of this Lady Wali Allah.
As told by her highness's descendents living adjacent to the Mazar, Hazrat Mai was considered Mustajab-ud-Duwat (a person whose pray, a word spoken out of mouth, and the intention is always honored by Allah, and fulfilled immediately, no matter how!). People used to come to her for their problems, expecially the child-less parents, and their wishes are always fulfilled.

Once Hazrat Mai came to know that her only son (whose Qaber is adjacent to Hazrat's) likes a lady and wants to marry her but they are of a higher status in monetary regards. Hazrat Mai said to her family that get ready for my son's marriage. They all were surprized to hear as the bride and her family did not know a bit about Hazrat Mai's decision and planning.

When an uninvited Baraat (Groom's family and guests) reached bride's home, they showed strong annoyance. Bride's father heard that Hazrat Mai is of a different, a mystical caliber, so one needs carefulness. But he rather said with disrecpect, "if you get these coins out of this oil-filled boiling Daig (a large dish for preparing rice of hundreds of people) then you can take my daughter for your son." Hazrat Mai put her arm in the Daig and took out all the coins with ease and showed to everyone else around. People thought the Daig was not really hot. Bride's father said, "give these coins to me". Hazrat Mai placed a coin on his hand, and everyone observed that his hand burnt badly. The coin was parrably as hot as a metal should be at extreme temperatures.

Finally, Hazrats Mai's son was married to that lady and they came home successfully.
It is also told by the family of Hazrat Mai that even today many people pay visit to her shrine and their prays are honored.


Hazrat Syed Asghar Ali Shah Chishti Qadri Sabri

Silsila: Chishtia Qadria Sabria

Date of Wisaal: Not Known

Date of Urs: April 4

Darbar Chowk, Golra Road, Near Kashmir Highway, G11/1, Islamabad, Pakistan

Inside the Mazar


Hazrat Kahu Wali Sarkar Chishti Qadri

Silsila: Chishtia Qadria
Date of Wisaal: Not Known
Date of Urs: April 4
Darbar Chowk, Golra Road, Near Kashmir Highway, G11/1, Islamabad, Pakistan


Hazrat Arifbillah Saeen Muhammad Ashraf Badshah Qadari Qlandari Tumair Shareef

Wisaal: 4th July 1939 
Urs: 4th July 


Hazrat Baba Aulia Mard Shaheed Badshah Naqshbandi Sabri 
near H8 Graveyard


The Mazar near H8 Graveyard


Mai Sahiba Bibi Pak Daman

Hazrat Peer Bahar Shah Phalaan Bhray

Picture of Hazrat Peer Bahar Shah Phalaan Bhray and Mai Sahiba Bibib Pak Daman, Faizabad Interchange, Islamabad


Hazrat Sardar Abdul Haleem Qureshi Sabri
Faizabad Interchange 


Hazrat Peer Syed Baba Jhangi Wali Sarkar

Faizabad Interchange 


Hazrat Syed Sakhi Mahmood Badshah and Hazrat Shahjahan Badshah, Family of Hazrat Bari Imam


Hazrat Syed Abdul Latif Qadri Kazmi Al Mashhadi aka Hazrat Bari Imam
Silsila: Qadria Kazimia Al-Mashhadia
Date of Wisaal: Not Known
Date of Urs: May 24
Address: Noorpur Shahan Village, near Parliament Houses, Islamabad, Pakistan