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1. Qaseeda Ghosia by Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani
2. Minhaj ul Abdin by Imam Ghazali (RA)
3. Kimya e Saadat by Imam Ghazali (RA)
4. Ihya ul Aloom by Imam Ghazali (RA)
5.Anees ul Arwah by Khwaja Moeen ud Din
6.Mehre e Munir by Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA)
7.Tazkirah tul Auliya by Farid ud Din
8.Fatuh ul Ghaib by Sheikh Abdul Qadir
9.Kashf ul Mahjoob by Data Gang Baksh(RA)
10.Noor ul Huda by Sultan Bahu (RA)
11.Awarif ul Maarif by Shahab ud din
12.Tawaseen by Hussain bin Mansoor Al
13.Alftah ur Rabbani by Hzrt Sheikh Abdul
Qadir Jilani (RA)
14.Bahijat ul Asrar by Imam Shatnoofi Shafi
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Amir Ali Tayyab
Kamran Hanif (+33634636933)
of the class of Islamic free-thinkers, mystics or pantheists: one who uses
nothing intoxicating. Punjabi Dicty., p. 1072.
term is generally derived from Arabic word 'Su'f', ' wool,' but it is probably
a corruption of the Greek sophos, 'wise.' Any discussion of the Sufi doctrines
and practices must be reserved for the introductory volume, but below will be
found a list of the Sufi schools, orders and sects, as they may be styled, provided
no very precise definitions of those terms is postulated.
is usually said that the Sufi orders are 14 in number. These are: -
Ajmi founded by, or named after, Khwaja Habib Ajmi, the Ayazi from Khwa'ja Fuzail,
son of Aya'z, whose shrine is at Kufa, the Adhami, from Khwaja Ibrahim Khan, whose
shrine is at Baghdad, the CHISHTI, the HUBAIRI, the KAZRUNI, the Tusi, the SUHRAWARDI,
the Firdosi from S. Najam-ud-din Firdos, the Karkhi, the Qadiri, the Siqti, the
Naqshbandi and the Zaidi.
these orders, the oldest is the Qadria, founded about 1100 A. D. by Abdul Qadir
Jilani, the Pir Dastgir (see below) whose shrine is at Baghdad, a descendant
of Ali, through the martyr Hassan, according to the genealogies preserved in India,
and while it appears certain, on the one hand, that the order is, historically,
a Shia development, on the other it is undoubtedly connected with Sufiism, Abdul-Qadir
being reverenced by the Sufis.
according to Ibbetson, most of the Sunni divines of the North-West frontier are
Qadiri, and the Akhu'nd of Swat belongs to the order. They sit for hours repeating
the following declaration: ' Thou art the guide, Thou art the truth, there is
none but Thee!"
Qadria sect has had several branches in India, as, for example, the Muqimia, PAKRAHMANIA
and NAUSHAHI. Closely connected with the Qadria is the SUHRAWARDI order. From
this order again branched off the JALALIS. Another Sufi order, sometimes described
as one of the 32 Shia sects, is tile Naqshbandi or mystics.* Its foundation is
sometimes ascribed to Pir Muhammad whose tomb is in the Kasar-u-Urfan at Bokhara
and who appears to have flourished in Persia about 1300 A. D., but Khwaja Bahau-ud-Din
is more generally regarded as its originator. According to Maclagan the sect was
introduced into India by Shaikh Ahmed Sirhindi whose priestly genealogy is traced
back to Abu Bakr the first Caliph. Last, but not least, comes the Chistia sect,
founded in Khorasan, and revived in the 13th century by Khwaja Farid-ud-Din Shakar-Ganj,
in the Punjab, in which province it has fifteen gaddis or shrines.
yet again from this sect branched off the Nizamias or disciple. of Khwaja Nizam-ud-Din,
Aulia Dehlavi, or Muhammad-bin-Ahmad Danial, a disciple of Khwaja Farid-ud-Din
The Muqimia or Maqim-Shahi are followers of Shah Muqim of Hujra
in Montgomery. Its founder was a Qadiri, and he himself conformed to the rules
of that order, but some of its present adherents do not follow them.
Qadiri shrines in the Punjab come next to those of the Chishtis in importance
and number. They include such shrines as that of Khwaja Qumais at Sadhora in Ambala.
A characteristic story describes how Raim Ram Deo, a Bhatti Rajput of Kapurthala,
held the tract round Batala (now in Gurdaspur) in farm under Bahlol Khan Lodi
in 1472 A. D. He became a disciple of Shaikh Muhammad Qadiri of Lahore and founded
a town, but, as the site first chosen was considered inauspicious, it was changed,
at the astrologers' advice, to the present site of Batala, which derives its name
from the exchange-batta or vatta..
SOME PROMINENT SUFI FAQIRS (pictures
obtained -courtesy World Heritage Museum)
Mian Mir 'how to live in
Will of the Almighty'
group of sufis
Sheikh Farid, In this painting he
is asking a crow to peck any part of his body but leave his eyes entact as he
is still waiting to have a glance of his master. "Eh
do naina mat chhoho in he pir dekhan ki aas"
reading the Quran
Shah, the writer of the great Punjabi love poetry 'HEER'
Amir Khusrau and Nizamuddin Aulia - Painting - Hydrabad Deccan- circa 1725 AD, National Museum
Meeting of Sufi Saints. Mughal painting, circa 1645 AD. National Museum