Bismillah ar Rehman ir Rahim
ZIARATGAH IN INDIA
(INDIAN SUFI-SAINTS-DERVISHES)
 

'SUFI SHRINE IN DELHI'

BABA QUTUB

MEHBOOB-E-ELAHI

 

CHIRAG-E-DELHI

 

MATKA SHAH

 

BIBI FATHIMA SAM

 

MAI SAHIBA

 

Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani
The shrine is said to be the oldest place in the whole of Old Delhi, as it had been here even before Shah Jahan's new capital city Shahjahanabad was built. Turkman Gate was named after this saint who died in 1240 AD. The saint belonged to a special sect known as Bayabani, who believed in praying and living alone in a secluded place, close to nature, away from the inhabited area. One can very well imagine that this place in the early 13th century must be a densely wooded area quite far from any habitation. The grave is inside this building and is covered with a bright colored cloth and flowers with incense sticks are lighted in a corner. The shrine is quite popular among the local people.

 

Hazrat Shiekh Abu Bakr Tusi (R.A.)
alies Hazrat Mataka Shah Baba
Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Tulshi Haideri Kalandari Rahmatullah, was supposed to have come from Iran over 750 years ago.
The story goes that one day a thirsty traveller came to him asking for water and the pir offered him water from an earthen pitcher. The traveller then told him that he was suffering from a disease which apparently did not have any cure. The pir said that he would pray for him and when the man returned after some days he was said to have been cured completely of the disease. After the incident, people started thronging the dargah to seek the blessings of the pir. And while they narrated their problems, he would pray for them and the problems would be solved. It is said that the then sultan of Delhi,Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban, was keen to test the powers of the pir. He sent him a platter full of iron balls and mud for a start. It is said that the pir covered the plate and started praying. After a while when he lifted the cover, he found that the iron balls had converted into roasted gram and the mud into gur.The baba then mixed part of the gur with the gram and a part with water which then changed into sweet milk. And on account of this even to date, people offer roasted gram, gur and milk in earthen pots after someone’s wish is fulfilled.The baba then was referred to Baba Matka Pir.

 

Hazrat Kalimullah Shah
The saint was born in Delhi around 1650 and his father, Sheikh Noorullah, was a well-known astronomer, calligraphist and professor of theology and he studied theology under the guidance of Sheikh Bunharuddin and Sheikh Bahlool, two famous ulemas of the time. After completing his studies, he renounced the world and became a sufi. At the place where the shrine is situated once stood Khanam-ka-bazaar which housed khanqa— a religious abode-cum-inn which was later converted into a college.
There are several stories about the miracles performed by the saint including one in which he commanded the Yamuna to behave itself when the river flooded half of Delhi and he was also supposed to cure disease including the blindness of a girl. Across the road from the mazar of Kalimulla Shah, is the shrine of Bhure Shah, another well-known saint while towards the Jama Masjid, the twin shrines of Hare Bhare Sahib and Sarmad Shaheed stand.

 

Hazrat Bibi Fatima Sam
She is frequently mentioned in the discourses of Shaykh Nizam al Din Awliya' and his disciples. They say that the emperor of the masters, Shaykh Nizam al Din Awliya, frequently meditated in the shrine of Fatima Sam. Shaykh Farid al Din Ganj-I Shakar said , "Fatima Sam is a man sent in the form of woman".
Shaykh Nizam al Din said, " When the lion has come out of the forest, nobody asks if it is male or female ; the children of Adam must obey and show respect ,whether it is male or female.
Bibi Fatima Sam is buried on the outskirts of Indrapat township. Her shrine has become the place where people go for help with their needs.

 

'SUFI SHRINE IN UTTAR PRADESH'

FATEH PUR SIKRI
Shaikh Salim Chisti (1418-1572) was one of the famous Sufi saints of India. Salim Chisti was greatly revered saint, and the Mughal emperor Akbar also kept him in high regard. The legend states that Akbar was not getting any offspring, and he prayed through Salim Chisti. Salim Chisti blessed Akbar, and a son was born to him. He named the child Salim in the memory of Salim Chisti. Salim succeeded Akbar and ruled in the name of Jahangir.
Tomb of Salim Chisti: a white marble encased tomb within the Jama Masjid's courtyard.
 
BAREILLY
Ahmad Raza Khan popularly known as ALA HAZRAT was a prominent Muslim Alim from Bareilly, a city in Northern India during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a follower of Hanafi fiqh. Hanafi Fiqh (the school of Islamic Fiqh, founded by Abu Hanifah), was one of four schools that enjoyed massive and general scholarly acceptance. He was also poet and writer, authoring nearly 1,000 books and monographs of varying lengths in Arabic, Persian and Urdu. Ahmed Raza was born in 1272 AH (1856 CE) into a family of Alims (legal scholars). His father, Mawl?n? Naq? ?li Kh?n, was an alim of his time. His mother named him Amman Miy?n. Ri?? studied Islamic sciences mainly under the tutelage of his father. He undertook the traditional dars-e nizami course under his father's supervision and thereafter was largely self-taught. He did not proceed to take a formal course at a dar al-ulum.
 
MAREHARA
Marehra has been the heart throb of millions of Sunni Muslims around the world right from the time of Mughal emperor Jehangir. The great seer and the direct descendant of the Holy Prophet, Mir Abdul Jaleel Bilgrami settled in Marehra around eleventh century and his spiritual circle covered the entire region of Braj (from Agra to Bareilly), Rohailkhand (from Bareilly to Kanpur), Awadh (from Kanpur to Kalpi) and Bundel Khand (from Kalpi to Jhansi). His was a dynasty of established scholars, well recognized poets in Braj, Hindustani, Urdu, Persian and Arabic.
He ruled the spiritual horizon at a time when the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir was ruling the country from Delhi. In the beginning, Shah Barkatullah followed the Chishti order of Sunni Mysticism in India. Later he went to Kalpi where Syed Shah Fadhlullah baptized him in Qadiri order. From then onwards Shah Barkatullah adopted the Qadiri Silsila as his medium of baptism. He was a true secular seer having his disciples both among Hindus and Muslims. His spiritual lineage became known as Barkaati Silsila. Shah Barkatullah’s legacy was carried out by his noble son Shah Aley Muhammad. Since he was the eldest son of Shah Barkatullah, he was known as Sarkar-e-Kalan. Shah Aley Muhammad dedicated himself to meditation and Dhikr. His son, the third Qutub of Marehra, namely Syed Shah Hamza was a remarkable author who wrote many treatises on various Islamic Mystical subjects. His famous works are Kaashiful Astaar and Fassul Kalimaat. Shah Hamza was also a great poet.
 
Ghazi Syed Salar Masood
Bahraich is very famous because of the Dargah of Ghazi Syed Salar Masood, a famous eleventh century Islamic saint and soldier. His Dargah is a place for reverence for Muslims and Hindus alike. It was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. It is believed that people taking bath in the water of this Dargah become free of all skin diseases. The annual festival (Urs) at the Dargah is attended by thousands of people coming from far-off places of the country.

 

 

KHWAJA SALIM CHISHTY

 

 

BARELLI SHARIF

 

 

KICHOCHA SHARIF

 

SUFI SHRINE IN MUMBAI (BOMBAY)
& IN MAHARASHTRA

 

 

 

 

HAJI ALI

 

 

BABA MAQDOOM MAHIMI

 

 

BABA MAQDOOM MAHIMI

 

 

BAHUDDIN SHAH BABA

 

 

HAJI MALANG

 

HAJI MALANG

 

 

AMBAD SHARIF

 

 

SANGLI

 

 

 

Makhdoom Ali Mahimi 
was a Sufi Saint was born into a family of Arab travellers who had settled down on the island of Mahim in Mumbai.
He later became the disciple of Mohiuddin Abne Arabi. Mahimi's reputation grew after the sultan of Gujrat. Mahimi was the first Indian scholar to have written an exegesis on the Quran, which gained critical acclimation from numerous Islamic scholars including Shah Waliullah. Authoring a total of nineteen books, he was given the moniker Qutbe Kokan (Kokans polestar). Mahimi is revered by both the Muslims and Hindus. After his death, he was buried in Mahim itself. The site later became a dargah sharif (shrine) for the faithful.
During the annual ten day Urs festival celebrated on the 13th day of Shawal.
Haji Ali Baba
The dargah was built in 1431 by a wealthy Muslim merchant and saint named Haji Ali who renounced all his wordly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Legend has it that Haji Ali died on his way to Mecca and his body, in its casket, floated back to Mumbai. However, some believe that Haji Ali drowned at the place where the dargah stands today.
Haji Malang (Thane)
Haji Malang, is a 300 year old dargah at Kalyan, in Mumbai, where Baba Abdur Rehman Malang has been buried. Malang was a Sufi saint who came to India in the 12th century AD from the middle east. Haji Malang, in true syncretic tradition, was one of the few dargahs where a Hindu vahivatdar (traditional priest from the Hindu Karandekar family) and a Muslim mutavalli (claiming to be distant kin of the saint), had both been officiating at religious rituals.
The Haji Malang Dargah in Kalyan is looked after by a Brahmin family of Ketkar. For ages this Brahmin family has been in charge of this Dargah. The present keeper is Kashinath Gopal Ketkar.

 

Baba Tajuddin of Nagpur
Hazrat Tajjudinn Baba, of Nagpur : Tajuddin is associated with two Sufi sheikhs, the Quadiri sheikh Hazrat Abdulla Shah (late 19th century) of Nagpur and Hazrat Daood Chishti (late 19th century) of Sagar. His first contact with a Sufi pir was at the tender age of six, when the local saint Hazrat Abdulla Shah visited Tajuddin’s school in Nagpur. One account reports that the saint
...gazed at Tajuddin, took out a piece of sweetmeat from his bag, chewed a bit of it and thrust the rest into Tajuddin’s mouth. He then told one of the teachers standing by: "What can you teach him? He is already well taught in his previous life." And, addressing the young Tajuddin, he said: "Eat little, Sleep little, and Talk little. While reading Qur'an, read as though the holy Prophet Mohammed has descended upon you."
 
This strange incident effected a profound change in Tajuddin. Tears flowed from his eyes continuously for three days and he lost all interest in play and childish pranks. He sought solitude and was always found reading the works of great Sufi Saints.
Tajuddin began visiting Hazrat Daood Chishti in Sagar and began following his instructions. He soon fell into a state of majdhubyat (intense attraction to God) and was taken for a madman by most who encountered him. Taunted by children, rejected by his family and friends, he was eventually committed for life to the Nagpur insane asylum by British officials who had been offended by his bizarre behavior. Some time prior to being committed, however, he had already begun to attract a following of local people who understood his condition very differently from the way the British authorities understood it.
 
AURANGABAD
Valley of Saints
The Valley of Saints is located in Khuldabad, a town in the Aurangabad. The dargah of Moinuddin Chishty [Moinuddin Chishty is the name of a Chishty Sufi who was the preceptor of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeg. He shares the name of the Sufi buried in Ajmer.], and the tomb of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb are located here. The valley also has the dargah of the Sufi saint Muntajib al-Din, known best by his epithet Zar Zari Zar Baksh, who migrated to this area in the 14th century at the request of his teacher, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia of Delhi.
 
AMBAD SHARIF
Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) was born on 2nd Ziqada 864 Hijri (i.e., 1478 A.D.). He completed his studies under the supervision and guidance of his father Hazrath Ziauddin Biabani (R.A.) and obtained 'Khilafat'. Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) became the first sajjada Nasheen of the Biabani's family. He used to pray and meditate in the forest of Faqrabad and Rauna prada in Jalna District, as his father did. A large number of devotees from far off places used to come to him for his blessings for whom he used to arrange mass meals (Langer).
 
Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) felt much pleasure at the arrival of the large number of guests and devotees. The people of surrounding area used to say "Ashraf Biabani Bhokey Ko Bhojan Piyasay Ko pani". It means that Ashraf Biabani gives food to the hungry and water to the thirsty.
Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) died in 935 Hijri. A devotee Mohammad Hussain constructed tomb on his grave according to the wish of Hazrath Ziauddin Biabani (R.A.). The tomb situated very near to the grave of Hazrath Ziauddin Biabani (R.A.) at Ambad Shareef. It is a unique sample of Deccan Architecture. The shape of the dome resembles the curved spikes of sweet melon. According to the 'punch Gunj' a neem tree was there very near to the dome. A branch of the tree bowed towards the dome. The leaves of the said branch were sweet like honey. The devotees would eat those leaves and became healthy. 
 
It is learnt that the king of Ahmed Nagar, Mohammad Shah III visited the place for his blessings. Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) invited him for a feast along with his soldiers. The king accepted his invitation with respect. Hazrath ordered for 10 KGs of wheat flour and 10kgs of Mutton and cooked food in the night. Hazrath covered the bread and the vessel of curry with his rumal (towel). All the six thousand soldiers were served with the food, still one fourth of it was left and it was distributed among the disciples. It was great surprise to all of them. This miracle was nothing but the spiritual power of the saint.
Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) wrote a 'Masnavi' in the memory of Hazrath Syedna Imam Hussain Razi Allahu Taala Anhu and his fellow martyrs. It is called 'Nausarhar' (The first Shahadath Nama in Urdu in India).
 
SANGLI
Dargah of Miraj :
This dargah was built about 500 years ago. The dargah is called as Khaja Meer Saheb dargah and is known for its secularism as people of all faiths and religions visit this dargah. A music festival is held every year and reformed musicians and singers perform here.
 
JALGAON
Hazrat Niyamatullah Shah baba
 Hazrat Khwaja Niyamatullah Shah baba is belived to have been a companion of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty of Ajmer and came with him from Mecca to spread Islam in India.
 In the Dargah Premisis is a Miraculos Well and the Miracluous Water of this well heals any type of skin Disease. Thousands of people with Innumerous Skin diseases come to the Dargah daily and take the blessings of the sufi saint. His shrine is also seen as the Best Skin Hospital for the Poor.

 

'SUFI SHRINE IN GUJRAT'

SYED USMAN
 He was one of the Sufi leaders under Sultan Mahmud Begarah reign. The area on the opposite shore of the Sabramati river,which later on came to be called as Usmanpur, was made the centre of his ascetic practices. The centre of its dargah consists of a mosque built in the late 15th century and this leader's tomb. This Sufi saint died in Jumada month in 936 AH (January 1530). The tomb of Sayyid Usman was built, corresponding to the position of the mosque, with a large garden in between. It has a flat but large dome at the centre of the roof, surrounded by eight small domes. This central tomb chamber has the same structure as the mausoleum of Shaikh Ahmad Khattu, surrounded by 12 jointed arches. Surrounding this part are double corridors. Like the mosque, there is almost no decoration on the numerous pillars.

 

Muhammad Shah Alam
A son of Burhan al-Din who was the founder of Bukhariya Saiyid, and his group had a great religious influence in the Gujarati region and were respected by the ruling class of the Ahmad Shahi dynasty. His dargah consisting of the tomb of Shah Alam, a mosque, tombs and Jama'at Khana (Assembly Hall) is the most famous religious centre among those still venerated by religious Muslims in Gujarat.
From the historical Persian inscription hung at the entrance to the tomb, it can be assumed that the saint died in 880 A H (1475). This inscription also mentions that his tomb was constructed in 888 A H (1483), and the name of a noble who constructed the tomb is written. The tomb of the Sayid Shah Alam is situated roughly in the centre of the east end of this dargah. It is a majestic building on a square plan with a 12-pillared mausoleum with a high dome in the centre of the roof, surrounded by double corridors with 24 small domes on top.

 

Shaykh Ahmad Khatu
Near Jodhpur, in the village of Khatu, was born a Muslim mystic known as Shaykh Ahmad Khatu who was the disciple of the thirteenth-century Baba Ishaq Maghribi, the founder of the Maghribi Sufi tradition in India. Shaykh Ahmad Khatu later went to Gujarat where he is said to have exerted a great influence on Ahmad Shah I who founded the new capital of Ahmedabad. After his death, the Shaykh was buried there. His tomb, located within the imposing shrine complex located near Ahmedabad, at Sarkej, is still an important centre of worship.
Kutch
The shrine of Haji Pir in Kutch has many Hindu followers. ‘Low’ caste Kolis offer free service and keep the shrine clean, and a rich Jain industrialist has paid for constructing its boundary walls.
The dargah of Pir Murad, also in Kutch, is located in a village which has only one Muslim family, and is regarded as the patron saint of the pastoralist Bharwad community, who visit his shrine in the hope of curing their animals.
The father of the Sufi Saint Hazrat Peer Syed Jahangir Shah (Mauritius), Peer Sayyed Mahmud Shah Chishty (RA), Bin Sayyed Imamuddin Chishty Ajmeri (RA), is situated in Masta, Mandvi District, Kutch.
The mother of Peer Syed Jahangir Shah (Mauritius) Bibi Sayeda Shehar Bano (RA) Binte Bawan Mian Saheb (Dar-E-Re-Wala) is in Bhuj, Kutch.
 
Surat
Khwaja Didar in Surat- Pilgrims to the dargah first pay their respects to the grave of a local Hindu Raja, Tan Singh, who is said to have converted to Islam at the saint’s hands and spent the remainder of his life serving him.
Bala Pir : Sufi shrine in Surat, that of Bala Pir, is tended to by a ‘low’ caste Hindu.

 

Mehsana
The dargah of Meeran Datar in Mehsana is hugely popular among local Hindus, who visit it for cures for mental illnesses. The saint is said to have been martyred by a local Raja for opposing the practice of human sacrifice.

SHAH ALAM DARGAH

 

 

 

 

SHAH ALAM MASJID

 

 

 

 

SYED USMAN

 

 

 

 

HAJI PEER KUTCH


 

 

KHAMBAD

 

 

 

SUFI SHRINE IN M.P. ORISSA AND RAJASTHAN

 

 

 

 

 

KHANOON GWALIOR

 

 

 

 

KANPUR DARGAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

RATLAM 
Hussain Tekri 

The shrine of Hussain Tekri was built by the Nawab of Jaora, Mohammad Iftikhar Ali Khan Bahadur, in the 19th century. It is situated on the outskirts of Jaora town in the Ratlam district of Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Mohammad Iftikhar Ali Khan Bahadur was buried in the same graveyard where Hussain Tekri was buried. During the month of Moharram, thousands of people from all over the world visit the shrine of Hazrat Imam Hussain here, which is a true replica of the one in Iraq. The place is famous for the rituals called Hajri to cure the incurable mental sicknesses.

GWALIOR
Hazrat Khwaja Khanoon Sahib

(Shah-e-Willayat) - was born in 853 Hijri that is In 1434 A. D. in Nagore, a village near Jodhpur (Rajasthan). His ancestors had come from Khurasan and settled there. The real name of Hazrat Khanoon Sahib Sayiduddin.

At the age of twenty-one he become a staunch disciple of Khwaja Sufi Hamidduddin Nagori and Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmeri, who happened to be his ancestor from his mother's side. He reached Nagore to pay homage at the Dur­gah of the great one. Here he also took farewell from his relatives and kinsmen and. thereafter proceeded on foot to Aimer. He took to prayers and penances at Ana-sagar in a cave, situated near the CHILLA of Khwaja Kutub Sahib.

Cuttack (Orissa)
Sacred Muslim shrine of Quadam-i-Rasool.
Bokhari Baba in Kaipadar
It is the most important Muslim shrine in the region. During its most important festival, 75 per cent of devotees are Hindus. One of the most remarkable features of this shrine is that the flower garland providers as well as the providers of sweets for the daily offerings are Hindus. The Hindu families of the garland-makers and sweet-makers are still in possession of the land given by King Ramachandra Deva (of 18th Century) and continue to discharge their duties at the shrine. What this king institutionalised, namely the worship by two different religious communities at the same shrine.
 
Khwaja Hamiduddin Nagauri (NAGAUR)
The dargah is hugely revered and occupies a very important place. The dargah is dedicated to Khwaja Hamiduddin Nagauri, who was also one of the chief disciples of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer.
Hazrat Khwaja Faqruddin Chishty (SARWAR SHARIF)
Hazrat Khwaja Jamaluddin Shah Baba (DOUSA)
The Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Jamaluddin Shah Baba (a dargah is the tomb of a Muslim saint) is a renowned one and is frequented by Hindus and Muslims alike, not just from within Dausa but from nearby stations as well. The dargah itself is a modest building located in peaceful surroundings. It is generally believed that nobody ever returns from there without getting one's wishes fulfilled. The sleepy little town comes alive on Mondays when a special market springs up. Leather merchants from nearby places gather here to sell their camel leather goods and fine sheets of raw leather.
Pir Mastan (SOJAT)
For Muslims, there is the Dargah of Pir Mastan. It is a very popular dargah, specially thronged by Muslims at the time of Urs - a Muslim festival.

'SUFI SHRINE IN KARNATAKA'

BANGALORE 
Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan
This Cottonpet Muslim shrine is associated with the Hindu Karaga festival too. The procession annually visits the Dargah of this Sufi saint, Tawakkal Mastan, and his tomb attracts both Muslim and non-Muslim piligrims.
 
Dod Ballapur :
There are seven Dargahs –
Dargah Ali Khuli Khan.
Mohibuddin Allah-ud-din Chisti,
Gauhar ullah Shah,
Dilawar Ullah Shah,
Hasan Shah,
Kambal Posh Khadri.
 
The Urs of Mohibuddin Alauddin Chishty is held during Safar , special qawwali programmes are also held.
The Peers, Gauhar-Ullah-Shah and Kausar-Ullah-shah are said to be contemporaries. The Urs of both of these take place during Safar.
Khadri Dargah is situated at the outskirts of the town over a tank-bund. The Uru at Dilawar-Ullah Shah is annually held around April. This Persian record dated 1691 A.D. is of the time of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It says that in the 34th year of the reign of Aurangzeb (1689), the fort of Balapura - kariyat was in the hands of Samba Dud (Sambhaji), son of Siva Dud (Shivaji) and it came into the possession of the supreme Government and that in the 34th year of the reign, it was granted to one Shekh Abdhulla from Delhi. The place has four mosques of which, the Jamia Masjid near Ashur Khana is the biggest.
 
GULBARGA
Hazrat Khwaja Banda Nawaz.
Hazrat Khwaja Nadeemullah Hassaini.
Hazrat Khwaja Habebullah Hassaini.

 

 
KOPPAL
Syedana Nasiruddin Sailani Badesha was a sufi saint of the Chishty Order. He arrived in India in 857 A.H.(1453 A D) by the blessings and order of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz. He settled in Koppal and began teaching there. He was respected by many people, including kings. He was martyred in 911 A.H. (1507 A D) while prostrating during Namaz-e-Asar in his hujra. He was buried where he was martyred. His son, Syed Zinda Hussain al Hussaini, succeeded him.

 

MANGALORE
SYED MUHAMMAD SHAREEFUL MADANI DARGAH, ULLAL, MANGALORE :
The Saint came to Ullal around 500 years ago from the holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia by floating across the sea on a piece of Chador or Musalla. The Saint led a very pious and simple life. His simplicity and devotion of faith, love towards the poor attracted the villagers. The villagers were pouring towards him because he used to solve their problems through his prayers and spiritual powers.
One day when the saint was performing his ablution (Wazu) in a tank of the nearby mosque at Alekal locality, he suddenly started throwing water upwards and towards west.
Later when asked, why he sprinkled water in the air, he replied that he was trying to extinguish the fire in Mecca Mosque. It was confirmed by people who had been to Mecca that indeed there was a fire and sudden showers had extinguished it. The Saint never saved anything for his future, when he was bedridden; his wife wept and asked how she was going to cope after his death. He consoled her and told her that she would find a rupee coin under her pillow everyday and that is exactly what happened after his death.

 

SAIDAN BEEBI DARGAH : Located near the RT office is the only Dargah of a lady Saint in Mangalore. This is visited by people of all religion to offer prayers.

 

HUBLI
Hazrat Fatehshahwali R.A. durgah dates back to 400 yrs. He was named Fatehshah by Tipu Sultan, when he won the malabar region. Hazrat Syed Fatehshahwali R.A. Hazrat is the Qutub of Hubli. Hazrat Shahenshahwali and Hazrat Chotesarkar Mazar is also inside Hazrat Fatehshahwali R.A. shrine premises at Hubli.

 

 

 

MANGALORE DARGAH

 

BANGALORE DARGAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUFI SHRINE IN TAMIL NADU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRUCHI
Baba Natharvali has occupied a unique position in the ranks of the Islamic saints of the world. He was named as Muthaharudeen at first. He was in Hijiri 347 in one of the idle Eastern countries. Even though he was the sultan, he was having no attachment to pleasures of royal life of pomp and splendor right from his early age. He descended from his throne crowing his brother, Syed Jalaudeen and undertook holy pilgrimage for propagation of Allah's glory according to Islamic tenets. During this time, he had wrought a lot of miracles to the astonishment of the people, who came into contact with him. This a part with his 900 kalandars, he set foot in Tiruchirapuram, which s now known as Tiruchirappalli. He led a pious saintly life with his kalandars in a flower garden in Tiruchirappalli.Saint Baba Natharvali's body was laid to rest in a place where it was once a Easwaran temple in a room. Constructed with four doors according to Vedic sastras and seppulingam is a witness to ghee lamp burning near the grave of Baba.The saint breathed his last on the 15th of the month of Ramzan in Hijiri 417 and with a view to remember this day, the first 17days in the month of Ramzan every year kanduri Urs is celebrated in a highly grand scale it is a unique feature to see Muslims, Hindus and Christians assemble to pay their homage and warm respects to Baba Natharvali on the eve of the kanduri festival and seek his graceful blessings .

 

Kajamalai Dargah
Hazarah Kaja Syed Ahamadullah Shah born in Sanjari in North India came to Tiruchy for darshan of Prophet Hazarah Nathervali. He was in meditation for 12 years in a small room near Gol Gumbaz Mandapam where Prophet Thaple Alam badusha was buried here. Later he was preaching Islam by staying at Kajamali hillock. He was buried there. During the month of Rafiul Ahir, the annual festival is being conducted at the dargah above his burial.
 
NAGORE
Hazrath Khader Vali (Shah-Ul-Hameed) - This is a popular muslim pilgrim centre- the dargah of Hazrat Meera Sultan Syed Shahabdul Hameed. The tomb is almost 500 years old.The tank is called Peer Kulam and is believed to have curative powers.
A prominent five-acre dargah (Muslim shrine) dedicated to the 16th century saint Nagore Andavar (literally "the Lord of Andavar"; also popularly called Meeran Sahib or Qadir Wali) is located there, and serves as a pilgrim center. The 14-day Kandhuri Urs (also spelled Kandoori or Kandhoori) festival, dedicated to the saint, is held there annually.
Although dedicated to a Muslim saint, the dargha's rituals and architecture are influenced by Hinduism, and the area is characterized by largely peaceful coexistence between its Muslim and Hindu populations. In the immediate aftermath of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the dargah sheltered and fed thousands of Hindu tsunami survivors, and buried the bodies of more than 300 Hindus killed in the tsunami in its graveyard.

SUFI SHRINE IN KERALA

Thiruvananthapuram

The Beemappalli Dargah Sharif is dedicated to Bee umma a pious Muslim lady endowed with extraordinary powers. Bee umma and her son who belong to the family of Prophet Mohammed are believed to have come here from Arabia centuries ago, to preach their religion Islam. The annual ten-day Uroos festival at Beemappalli is held in memory of Sayyidhathunisa Bee umma and her son Sayyidussaheed Maheen Aboobaker who are laid to rest here.
As part of the festival devotees make an offering of coins in earthern pots (kudams) which are smeared with sandal (Chandanam) paste. This ritual is called Chandanakkudam.
Thousands of pilgrims travelled here in to take part in the festival. Flowers, silk cloth and oil offered here at Dargah Shareef were distributed to the devotees who visited the shrine, as is the practice.
Mumburam :
Muslim shrine and receptacle for dead bodies of the Thangals (the relegious leaders of the malabar muslims), situated in A.R.Nagar village; is a major pilgrimage centre of Muslims.
Valiya Juma Masjid Malappuram :
This is an important pilgrim centre of the Muslims of Kerala. The four day annual festival at the mosque is celebrated in April. Adjoining the mosque is the mausoleum of the Malappuram shaheeds (martys) whose brave exploits have been immortalised in the Mappila ballads.

 

 

 One of the World’s oldest mosque is in India

 

Built in 7 Hijri – 629 A.D.
Cheraman Jumma Masjid in Kodungaloor Kerala

 

It is the world’s second oldest Juma mosque, where the Juma (Friday) prayers have been held for the last 1375 years, since the days of Prophet Mohammed (570-634 A.D.). The first Juma mosque in the world is the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina Sharif.
Cheraman Masjid is situated in the Mrthala village of Kodungaloor, hardly 20km from the Irinjalakuda railway station in Kerala. Unlike any other mosques in India, the Cheraman mosque uses a traditional brass oil lamp. The pulpit from where the chief priest gives Friday sermons is made of rosewood with carvings. There are two tombs, that of Bin Dinar and his sister inside the mosque, where preachers light incense sticks.
Kodungaloor was the capital of the kings of Kerala, and in 622-628 A.D. (Hijra 1 to 7) the ruler was a great savant, by name Cheraman Perumal Bhaskara Ravi Varma. In those days, the senior most of the rulers of Kerala was called as Cheraman Perumal.
M. Hamiddullah writes in Mohammad Rasoolullah, quoting some old manuscripts from India Office Library (ref no. Arabic, 2607, 152-173) Vol.16 (06): “There is a very old tradition in Malabar, southwest Coast of India that Chakrawati Farmas (perhaps another name for denoting Cheraman Perumal) one of their kings, had observed splitting of the moon, the celebrated miracle of the Holy Prophet at Makkah, and learning on inquiry that this was a symbol of the coming of a Messenger of God from Arabia, he appointed his nephew regent and set out to meet him. The love for Holy Prophet grew in his heart and he became the earliest Muslim convert of present day India.” This ‘Moon Splitting’ is also mentioned in the hadith. As per narrations of Abdullah bin Masud: “During the lifetime of the Prophet, the moon was split into two parts and on that the Prophet said, ‘Bear witness (to thus).’” (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Virtues and Merits of the Prophet and his Companions, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 830).
Cheraman Perumal embraced Islam at the hand of Prophet. A tradition of the Holy Prophet has also been reported from one of the companions, Abu Saeed Al Khudri, regarding the arrival of Cheraman Perumal “a king from India presented the Messenger of God with a bottle of pickle that had ginger in it. The Holy Prophet distributed it among his companions. I also received a piece to eat.” It is said that, after conversion, the Perumal took the name of Tajuddin, while other chroniclers say that he called himself as Abdullah Samudri, in remembrance of his past. He married the sister of the then king of Jeddah and settled down there. He handed over to the king of Jeddah several letters addressed to the ruler of Kodungaloor (then known as Muzuris), seeking his help to propagate the tenets of Islam.
Later, unfortunately, when returning to Kerala, on directives of the Prophet, Tajuddin died at the port of Zafar, Yemen, where the tomb of the ‘Indian king’ was piously visited for many centuries. But he had asked his companions, among whom there were a number of senior disciples of Prophet Mohammad, to continue their journey to Kerala.

 One Islamic scholar has written that Perumal’s followers built the mosque after reaching Kerala. “The Cheraman Juma Masjid was built by Malik bin Dinar, (one of the 13 followers of Prophet Mohammad), who reached the ancient port of Musuris on the spice route in Malabar in 629 A.D. Cheraman Perumal had given a letter to the Rajah of Kodungaloor, who helped Malik bin Dinar to convert the Arathali temple into a Juma Masjid.

SUFI SHRINE IN ANDRA PRADESH

 

HYDERABAD
Hazrat Shahedallah Qadri Rehmatullah
1. Hazarath Syed Yousufain Chisty
2. Hazarath Syed Shareefain Chisty
3. Hazarath Syed Baba Sharfuddin Soharwardi
4. Hazarath Syed Miskeen Shah Baba
5. Hazarath Syed Khwaja Hussain Shah Vali (Toli Chowki)
6. Hazarath Syed Mohiuddin Peera
7. Hazarath Syed Burhanuddin Auliya
8. Hazarath Syed Ujale Shah Saab
9. Hazarath Syed Jalal Shah Chisty
10. Hazarath Syed Jalal Shah Khadari
11. Hazarath Syed Chirag Shah baba
12. Hazarath Syed Nazar Mehaboob Ali Shah Khadari
13. Hazarath Syed Abdullah Shah Khadari
14. Hazarath Shah Khamosh
15. Hazarath Maulana Moiziddin Turkey (Koheer)
16. Hazarath Muradshah Dholi (R.A.) Muradnagar.
17. Hazarath Shaikh Kalimullah Shah Jahanabadi.
18. Hazarath Sharifuddin (Namchilly)
19. Hazarath Syed Mohammed Yahya Hussaini
20. HAZARATH SYED SHAH HUZURULLAH SAIFUL HAQ (R.H) SITUATED IN QUTBI GUDA,   SULTAN BAZAR,HYDERABAD. ANDHRA PRADESH.
21. HAZRATH SYED SHAH SADRUDDIN MOHD (R.H) SITUATED IN QUTBI GUDA , SULTAN BAZAR, HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH.
Some More Dargahs in Hyderabad:

1. Hazarath Peer Khaja Habib Ali Shah (Katalmandi)
2. Hazarath Sardar Baig Sahib Qibla (Agha Pura)
3. Hazarath Bada Peer Bughdadi (Darusalam)
4. Hazarath Noorullah Shah Quadri
5. Hazarath Ghulam Ghouse Shaheen Kamil Shittari(Dabeer Pura)
6. Hazarath Agha Dawood Sahib Qibla (Agha Pura)
7. Hazarath Mir Momin Sahib (Sultan Shahi)
8. Hazarath Shah Raju (Qazi Pura)
9. Hazarath Moosa Shah Quadri (Hussaini Alam)
10. Hazarath Shah Mohd Siddque Saudagar Sahib (Tarband)
11. Hazarath Syed Ahmed Badapa (Masab Tank)
12. Hazarath Hakeem Baba ( Toil Chowki)
13. Hazarath Want Sahib Qibla (Mangal Hat)
14. Hazarath Syed Shah Abdur Rahman Bughdadi (Hussaini Alam)
15. Hazarath Ashique Sahib Qibla (Barkas)
16. Hazarath Maqdoom Salar Chisti (Pather Gatti)
17. Hazarath Ramazan Ali Shah
18. Hazarath Shah Meeran Hussaini Bughdadi (Langer House)
19. Hazarath Syed Siddque Sahib ( A.C Guards)
20. Hazarth Habib Ahmed
21. Hazarath Syed Qubool Pasha (Noor Khan Bazaar)
22. Hazarath Maqdoom Hussaini Buqari
23. Hazarath Shamsheer (Sangam)
24. Hazarath Kair Uz Zaman Sahib Qibla Shaeed (Shali Banda)
25. Hazarath Syed Shah Mohd Mohd Hussaini
26. Hazarath Khaja Mahboob Mirza Chisti (Saroo Nager)
27. Hazarath Abdullah Shah Sahib ( Hussaini Alam)
28. Hazarath Abdul Quadeer Siddiqui ( Qazi Pura)
29. Hazarath Syed Shah Moh Abdul Razzaq Quadri Mossavi
30. Hazarath Alhaj Sufi Shah Muner Sarmast Sahib Qibla
31. Hazarath Sufi Khaja Azam Ali Shah Quadri
32. Hazarath Syed Shah Mohd Saif Uddin Hussaini Razvi Quadric Sharfi ( Hussaini Alam)
33. Hazarath Mohd Qasim Ali Shah Quadri Chisti Mirzai
34. Hazarath Syed Mohd Ali Shah Quadri Chisti Khairabadi
35. Hazarath Syed Shah Abdul Khader Mohadiss Sooofi (Secundera Bad)
36. Hazarath Jahngir Peeran
37. Hazarath Syed Nabi Shah Hussaini Banda Nawazi Zinda Wali
38. Hazarath Khaja Izzat Ullah Shah (Begum Bazaar)
39. Hazarath Syed Shah Ghulam Mohd Quadri ( Purani Haveli)
 
PENUGONDA
Hazrath Syed Baba Fakruddin : Penugonda  : Chitoor

 
 
Hazarath Syedna Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy (Rahmatullah Alaih) is a great Sufi saint of 12 th century.His Mausoleum is located in a place called Penukonda,Anantapur District,Andhra Pradesh. Before coming to Penukonda, he was a king of Sistan and Shahpur in Iran. He renounced the world for the sake of Allah and was, his disciples say, a true follower of Islam who then found his Murshid (Spiritual Guide) — that is, Hazarath Tabr-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali (Rehmatullah Alaih), who himself was a king who also had renounced the world for the Almighty's cause in a place called Tiruchirapalli(Tamilnadu). After serving Hazarath for several years on the latter's command he left for Penukonda in order to preach.
Legend says that he was searching for a place to settle and his Guru gave him a dry twig and said to him wherever this twig will bloom to a big plant stay there. He planted the twig and slept under atree only to awake and saw it become a beautiful plant and he stayed there. He is called Babaiah by the local people and thousands of man have taken his name over centuries with love and respect to this great saint.We can find lots of Babaiahs if we move around the surrounding villages or for that matter Anantapur district in AP India. He is revered with full faith and great deity by all religions...

Main Gate to Mausoleum of Hazarth Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy
Miracle : One day Baba was preaching a king on how one can live even after his/her death and advocated, person who hardened the body by subjecting to intense religious zeal attains unity with Almighty and the body won’t decay and will be alive till Qayamat (Dooms day).
To bring clarity, Baba quoted an example, which is as follows: -
Two pots made of clay, one just dried in sun and the other burnt in a furnace, buried after digging two separate pits in the mud. After few days, when both the pits opened, the burnt pot has well in tact its form and shape whereas the pot that was dried but not burnt, has lost its form and turned into clay. Likewise, when a human burns himself by truthfully following Allah and his Prophets preaching’s he/she shall be alive even in the grave and the body won’t get touched by mud or any insects.
As the king was still doubtful, Baba stated that, the king can check for himself, by opening Baba’s grave, for body being untouched by the mud even after 40 years of Baba leaving the world. For this king replied that, he is already old and may die even before 40 years. Baba smiled and offered his 40 years of life to the king to verify after 40 years by opening the burial. He also said if he couldn’t wait for 40 years, he could open after 40 days of his burial.
Eventually, Baba passed away after few days. On 40th day, king and others dig the burial place of Baba and observed that the body is fresh with a smile on the face. The king got convinced. However, to substantiate, after 40 years they did it again and found that the Baba's body is still fresh and with full of flowers. As commanded by Baba, three flowers were taken which were on His chest.

 Nalgonda - Hazrath Lateef Shah khadari
Madhira -: Krishna  : Hazarath Syed Udan Shaheed
Machilipatnam - : Krishna
1. Hazarath Syed Shah Shariff Qalandar
2. Hazarath Syed Fareed Mastan Auliya
Kottalanka -  East Godavari : Hazrath Syed Ahmed Ali Shah Khadari
Khammam
1.    Hazarath Syed Sondhe Shaheed
2. Hazarath Syed Meethe Shaheed
Kasmur -: Nellore : Hazarath Syed Kareemulla Shah Khadari
 Janpahad: Nalgonda:
1. Hazarath Syed Janpahad Shaheed
2. Hazarath Syed Mohiuddin Shaheed
Peracharla : Guntur: Hazarath Syed Ganje Shaheed
Rahamtabad - : Nellore : Hazarath Syed Nayab Rasool
Venadu -  Nellore : Hazarath Syed Dawood Auliya
Vijayanagaram  
1. Khan Hazarath Syed Yaar Mohammed Khan
2. Hazarath Syed Peer Mastan Ali Shah Khasimi Kalimi Chisty
3. Hazarath Syed Munavvar Ali Shah Khadari
 Vijayawada : Krishna :
1. Hazarath Syed Ali Hussain Shah khadari
2. Hazarath Syed Shah khadari
3. Hazarath Syed Galib Shaheed
4. Hazarath Syed Aabid Shaheed
5. Hazarath Syed Amenuddin Chisty
6. Hazarath Syed Musafir Bukhari
7. Hazarath Syed Shah Bukhari
8. Hazarath Syed Roshan baba Qalandar Khadari Chisty
9. Hazarath Syed Mastan Vali (Lothe Sothe Wale Baba)
10. Hazarath Syed Mustafa Baba
 Vishakhapatnam

 1. Hazarath Syed Ishaq Madini
 2. Hazarath Syed Yaseen Ali Shah Khasimi Kalimi Chisty
Guntur - : Hazarath Syed Kale Mastan Vali
Gudur -: Krishna   Hazrath Nirgan Shah Vali
 Eluru -: West Godavari:
1. Hazarath Syed Bayazeed Baba
2. Hazarath Syed Nasar Jung Ali Shah Khadari 
Devrajghat -  Prakasam :
1. Hazarath Syed Haneef Shah Khadari
2. Hazarath Syed Khasim Peera
3. Hazarath Syed Khasim Pasha
4. Hazarath Syed Maqdoom Hussaini
5. Hazarath Syed Shahbaaz Hussaini
 Cuddapah : 
1. Hazarath Khwaja Syed Shah Peerulluah Mohammed Hussaini Chisti-ul-khadari
2. Hazarath Khwaja Syed Shah Aarifulluah Mohammed Hussaini Chisti-ul-khadari
3. Hazrath Amin Pir saab Dargah Complex
4. Hazrath Shah Mir Saab Dargah
5. Hazrath Ali Murad Saab Dargah
6. Hazrath Rafeeq Shah Vali Saab Darga.
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