27th Jumada ath Thani Urs Mawlana Fakhr al-Din, Mehroli, Delhi, India 1199/1785

Dargah of Moulana Fakruddin in Mehroli, Delhi

Hazrat Moulana Fakhr al-Din(ra) (also spelled Fakrudin) was one of the most brilliant of Islamic scholars in India, as well as being one of the most popular of the Chishtia saints. Indeed, this noble personality’s influence is so great that it is said that after Khwaja Moinudeen Chishti (rahmatullahi alaihi) and his immediate successors (the Big Five), Moulana Fakhr al-Din(ra) is regarded as being the most influential figure in the spread of the Chishtia order. All contemporary branches of the order are directly linked to the great Moulana, and his services and dedication to Islam have rarely been equalled.

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Announcing the Launch of a New Book on Sufism – Sufi Experience of God : A Seeker’s Guide

ALDIE, Va., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Authored by Faqir Dr. Ahmad Javid Sarwari Qaderi, Sufi Experience of God seeks to open a spiritual and intellectual space in the reader’s mind for spreading light and for fostering mutual understanding.

Amongst the various narratives out there that seeks to guide you towards God. The path of Sufism is often described as the one the true seeker of knowledge and salvation takes. People who have probed the various paths of learning and enlightenment, have often commented on the grace and welcoming nature of Sufism. When you embark upon the journey towards Sufism, be prepared to discover the peace of the inner life and the discipline of mystical spirituality.

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Sufism in Kashmir

Sufism is a mystical form of Islam, a school of practice that gives emphasis to the inward search for God and shuns materialism. It has produced some of the world’s most beloved literature, like the love poems of the 13th-century Iranian jurist Rumi. Sufism is a mystical form that Sufis practice and a Sufi is someone who believes in the kind of Islam known as Sufism.

Sufism in Kashmir

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25th Jumada ath-Thani Urs Mohammad Farhad Delvi, Delhi 1135AH/1723CE

People gathered at the Dargah of Mohammad Farhad

Shah Farhad was born in Delhi but grew up in Burhanpur in central India where his father was a governor. As a child, he got attached to the sufi mystic Dost Mohammed who initiated him in the Abul Ulai order, an offshoot of the Chishti order. The young Farhad became involved in the remembrance of God, and to the despair of his father, he gradually let go of his worldly existence. He stopped paying attention to clothes and food. He reached the state of baqa, continuance in God, and gained a reputation of purifying the souls of people by his glance alone. Shah Farhad later settled in Delhi where he acquired a large following among Delhiwallas, both Muslims and Hindus.

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25th Jumada ath-Thani Urs Hazrat Khwaja Baqi Billah, Old Delhi, 1012AH/1603CE

Dargah of Baqi Billah in Old Delhi

Khwaja Baqi Billah (1563-1603) was a Sufi saint from Kabul.

Founder of the Naqshbandia silsila in the Indian sub-continent, Hazrat Billah was born in 16th century Kabul. After wandering through cities like Samarkand, Balkh, Lahore and Multan, he settled in Delhi to spread the deen. Here he died; here he was buried making this burial ground a favorite among Delhi’s Muslims.

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