Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sultan-ul-Hind, Moinuddin Chishti - Gharīb Nawāz

Sultan-ul-Hind, Moinuddin Chishti (Urdu/Persian: معین الدین چشتی) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE. Also known as Gharīb Nawāz "Benefactor of the Poor" (غریب نواز), he is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of the Indian Subcontinent. He introduced and established the order in South Asia. The initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chishti order in India, comprising Moinuddin Chishti, Bakhtiyar Kaki, Baba Farid and Nizamuddin Auliya.Farid and Nizamuddin Auliya


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Dargah Shareef of Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari

Alauddin Ali Ahmed Kaliyari, also known as Sabir Kaliyari ("Patient Saint of Kaliyar"), was a prominent South Asian Sufi saint in the 13th century, a successor to Baba Fareed (1188–1280),[1][2] and the first in the Sabiriya branch of the Chishti Order.[3]

Hazrat Syed Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kaliyari was born in Kohtwaal, a town in the district of Multan on 19 Rabi' al-awwal, 592 Hijri (1196).[6] He was the son of Jamila Khatun, who was the elder sister of Baba Fareed. After the death of his father, Syed Abul Rahim,[6] his mother brought him to Pakpattan in 1204 to Baba Fareed

The dargah of Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari is Piran Kaliyar Sharif, seven kilometres from Roorkee, in Haridwar district