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9th Ramadhan Urs Bu Ali Shah Qalandar- Pani Path, Punjab 1324CE

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Bu Ali Shah Qalandar

Shaikh Sharafuddeen Bu Ali Qalandar Panipati (1209-1324 CE, born at Ganja, Azerbaijan) was a Sufi saint of the Chishtī Order who lived in India. His dargah (mausoleum) in the town of Panipat is a place of pilgrimage.

His real name was Shaykh Sharfuddin but he is famous by the title Bu-Ali Shah. His father, Shaykh Fakhar Uddin was a great scholar and saint of his time. He completed his studies at an early age and subsequently taught near the Qutub Minar in Delhi for 20 years.

He wrote the famous couplet in Persian about Hazrat Ali:

Haiderium Qalandaram Mastam

Banda-e-Murtuza Ali Hastam

Peshwa-e-Tamaam Rindaanam

Ke Sag-e-koo-e-Sher-e-Yazdaanam

Translation: I am Haideri (a follower of Haider, aka Ali ibn Abi Talib), I am a Qalandar and I am intoxicated (with inspiration).

I am a servant of Ali Murtaza (aka Ali ibn Abi Talib)

I am leader of all saints

Because I am a dog of the lane of “Allah’s Lion” (referring to Ali Murtaza)

One account says he was born in early 1400 in Panipat, India. However an epitaph on his tomb in Persian gives his birthplace as Ganja in present-day Azerbaijan. It traces his descent from Numan Ibn Thabit Hazrat Abu Hanifa. His father, Sheikh Fakhar Uddin was a great scholar and saint of his time. His mother, Bibi Hafiza Jamal, was a Syeda; the daughter of Maulana Syed Nemat Ullah Hamdani.

The dargah (mausoleum or shrine), mosque and enclosure at the Qalandar Chowk in Panipat were constructed by Mahabat Khan, a general in the service of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Mahabat Khan’s own tomb in red sandstone is adjacent to the saint’s mausoleum. The tombs of Hakim Mukaram Khan and the Urdu poet Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali are also located within the enclosure. A nearby structure is the tomb of the last Lodi dynasty ruler of Delhi, Ibrahim Lodi, killed in the First Battle of Panipat (1526)[1].

The left wall of the mausoleum has a qasida (panegyric) embossed and painted in blue and gold, written by Zahuri Neishabouri who visited India during the reign of Akbar.

A large number of people from all walks of life – Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians – visit the tomb and offer prayers there each Thursday and during the annual Urs Mela.

Various legends exist about the saint. One legend says after the ibadah (act of obedience and submission) of 36 years standing in the water in Karnal he was awarded the status of “Bu Ali” (Fragrance of Ali) by Muhammad (saw). After achieving this Rutba (rank) he was visited by many other Sufi saints. An alternative legend to explain his name says that Muhammad appeared to him in a dream and offered him a wish. The Qalandar asked for prophethood and was told that all positions have been filled and Muhammad was the last one. He asked to be Ali and was told that position was also filled. He then asked for at least the fragrance of Ali and that wish was granted. A scholarly view of his name is that Bu Ali is simply another form of Kuniyyat Abu Ali.


9th Ramadhan Urs Qazi Hamid Uddin Nagori-Mehroli, New Delhi 643AH

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Hamid Uddin Nagore

He was made king of Bukhara at 52 years of age. Once he went to the jungle to hunt and struck a deer. the deer asked him “what answer will you give to ALLAH by killing me?”. he came back and left his throne forever.

Went to Makkah from Baghdad and Medina sharif where he heard his Lakab- Qazi Hamiduddin Nagauri and came to know that Nagore is in India. He came to India in 561 Hijri. He taught Qur’an to Kkwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki by Almighty’s order. came to India with his family and his father died there in Delhi. He started sama mahfil with qutub saheb in delhi. many people opposed the idea and said go and start sama mahfil in Baghdad then you can do it in Delhi. then he went to Baghdad sharif and started sama mahfil there and came back to Delhi to continue it in Delhi and this time it was done with large numbers.

He was made the qazi of Nagore city by king Shamsuddin Altamash Wisal – In the state of namaze Tarawih made sajdah and died on 9, Ramadhan mubarak, 643 Hijri.