Wonderful Sufi Tradition in Kashmir
The ecology of religion with special reference to Sufi Saint-Mulla Shah Badakhshi, in Kashmir.
by: MUMTAZ AHMAD NUMANI
Briefly and purposefully, this article has been written to fulfil the task of bringing some new points in light. It will show a tendency of bringing an attention of scholars working on Sufism that much of the scholarly writings of Mulla Shah and writings penned on him are yet to be explored at length. In short, this article will serve the motive to shed light on the ecology of religion with special reference to Sufi Saint Mulla Shah Badakhshi, in Kashmir.
Kashmir constitutes, demonstrates and reflects a special area in the history of Islam. Islam in Kashmir was introduced by Muslim missionaries and Sufis. Since the Sufis from Central Asia began to pour into the picturesque valley, Kashmir became widely known, a valley which is full of Pirs and Sufi Saints—Rish Waer or Pir Waer– a name given to it by its locals. Among the various Sufi Silsilahs (Orders), even if, Qadiri Silsilah poured late in Kashmir, yet it received a deep reverence and to this end, it achieved a wider acceptance in the valley. Even Mughals, like Shahjahan, Dara Shukoh, Jahan Ara and several other courtiers of the Imperial court were deeply devoted to the famous Qadiri Sufi Saint Mulla Shah Badakhshi, in Kashmir.
Shah Muhammad, known as Mulla Shah Badakhshi…
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