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Maudood Chishti was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his father and master Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
Abu Yusuf Bin Samaan Al-Husaini aka Nasiruddin was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his maternal uncle and master Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad, eleventh link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the father and Master of Maudood Chishti. Khwajah Syed Abu Yusuf Bin Sam'aan Al-Husaini...

, twelfth link in the Sufi
Sufism
Sufism or ' is defined by its adherents as the inner, mystical dimension of Islam. A practitioner of this tradition is generally known as a '...

 silsilah
Silsilah
Silsila is an Arabic word meaning chain, often used in various senses of lineage. In particular, it may be translated as " order" or "genealogy". It is derived from the notion of apostolic succession.- Historical importance :...

 of Chishti Order
Chishti Order
The Chishtī Order is a Sufi order within the mystic branches of Islam which was founded in Chisht, a small town near Herat, Afghanistan about 930 CE. The Chishti Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness. The doctrine of the Chishti Order is based on walāya, which is a...

, and the Master of Shareef Zandani
Shareef Zandani
Shareef Zandani aka Nooruddin, was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Maudood Chishti, thirteenth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the peer of Usman Harooni.He was born around 492 Hijri in a city Zandanah, Iraq....

. He was born around 430 Hijri
Islamic calendar
The Hijri calendar , also known as the Muslim calendar or Islamic calendar , is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 lunar months in a year of 354 or 355 days. It is used to date events in many Muslim countries , and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Islamic...

 in the city of Chisht
Chisht
Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

. He initially received education from his father. He memorized Qur'an
Qur'an
The Quran , also transliterated Qur'an, Koran, Alcoran, Qur’ān, Coran, Kuran, and al-Qur’ān, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God . It is regarded widely as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language...

 by the age of 7, and completed his education when he was 16. His work includes two books Minhaaj ul Arifeen and Khulaasat ul Shariah. He died in the month of Rajab
Rajab
Rajab is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. The lexical definition of Rajaba is "to respect", of which Rajab is a derivative.This month is regarded as one of the four sacred months in Islam in which battles are prohibited...

 at the age of 97 in 533 AH.(March 1139 C.E) He was buried at Chisht like many of the early Chishtiyya.

Tasawuf


Hazrat Khwaja Al Mawdud Chisti became the mureed of Hazrat Khwaja Nasir Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
Abu Yusuf Bin Samaan Al-Husaini aka Nasiruddin was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his maternal uncle and master Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad, eleventh link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the father and Master of Maudood Chishti. Khwajah Syed Abu Yusuf Bin Sam'aan Al-Husaini...

 Chisti. After he became a mureed his murshid (Master) addressed him by saying, "Oh Qutubuddin Mowdud, adopt the path of the Faqr." The word faqar is literally translated as poverty, but in the language of tasawwuf, to be rich with Allah. It is for one to have total trust in Allah and not to be dependent on any other than Allah. Faqar is the way of true dervishes.
Khwaja Mawdud Al Chisti accepted his murshid
Murshid
Murshid is Arabic for "guide" or "teacher". Particularly in Sufism it refers to a Sufi teacher. The term is used by other branches of Islam as well, e.g. by the Nizaris, the main school of Ismā‘īlī Shiites....

s (spiritual
Spirituality
Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality; an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.” Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop...

 guidance) advice. Shortly after he went to seclusion and remained absorbed in worship of his Creator for twenty years. During this period he rarely ate and was reported to complete two recitation of the quran during day and two during the night. He also used to constantly make the zikr of La Ilaha Illallah. Due to all his consistent worship, everything happening in the universe became apparent to him, and nothing was kept hidden.

Khwaja Maudood's Kulifa


Khwaja Mawdud Chishti visited Balkh (the place of birth of Jalaluddin Rumi) and Bukhara , a place mentioned in the famous line of Hafez"If that Turk of Shiraz would take my heart in his hand, i would give for his Hindu mole both Bukhara and Samarkand".
Khwaja Haji Sharif Zindani,his successor, renounced all and everything.He led a life of strict seclusion for 40 yearsand hated society.He used to live on leaves of trees.Although several of the Chishtiyya stressed the value asceticism, in general they say that seclusion and ascetic practice is for short periods only.You should live in the midst of society than keep your spiritual ideals. It is said that the followers of Khwaja Qutubuddin were around 10, 000 not including close friends and allies. It is impossible to enumerate Khwaja Mawdud's Khulafa. For the sake of barakat, a few are mentioned hereunder.
  • Khwaja Abu Ahmed
  • Khwaja Ahmad Zandani
  • Shah Sanjan
  • Shaikh Abu Nasseer Shakeeban
  • Shaikh Hassan Tibti
  • Shaikh Ahmed Baderoon
  • Khwaja Sabz Paush
  • Shaikh Uthman Awwal
  • Khwaja Abul Hassan


Among them the link in this (CHISTI) Silsila is Khwaja Shareef Zindani who we will soon discussed. That is why his message spread so fast and so far and wide. His influence was not just limited to Hirat but spread in the west to Khurasan, Iraq, Syria and Hijaz and in the south to Iran ,Siestan and the subcontinent. In the west your message was spread by the likes of Sharif Zindani, Khwaja Usman Barooni. Khwaja Qutubuddin was 29 when his father died and he inherited the throne. He never visited the rich or went to the royal courts. He was a simple man who led a simple life. He was always courteous to the needs of others. He always was the first to greet people and respected everyone.

Sayings

  1. . The lover of sama’ (Sufi music) is a stranger to the outside world, but is a friend to God.
  2. . The mysteries of sama’ are inexplicable. If you reveal them you are liable to punishment.

Miracles

  • Moulana Zakariyah says: “Khwajah Maudood Chisti acquired the capabilities known as Kash-e-Quloob (revelations of the conditions of the hearts) and Kashf-e-Quboor (revelation of the conditions of the graves).”
  • Whenever Khwaja Maudood Chishti wanted to see the Ka’aba, angels airlifted it to the land of Chisht.
  • Khwaja Qutbuddin Maudood Chishti’s dead body flew in the air on its way to the graveyard. Khwaja Fareeduddin Ganj Shakar upon narrating this fell unconscious.

Descendants


Khwaja Maudood Chishti's son Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed
Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed
Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed Mushtaq Bin Moudodi Chishti was a sufi saint. A part of the Chishti Order , a Sufi order within the mystic branches of Islam which was founded in Chisht, a small town near Herat, about 930 C.E. and continues to this day...

 Ahmed Mushtaq Bin Moudod Chishti buried at Chisht
Chisht
Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

. Syed
Syed
Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

 Abul Alla moudodi was also a descendant of his who was born at Aurangabad India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 in 1903 Hijri
Islamic calendar
The Hijri calendar , also known as the Muslim calendar or Islamic calendar , is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 lunar months in a year of 354 or 355 days. It is used to date events in many Muslim countries , and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Islamic...

. Many of his descendants still live in the area. A very famous descendant of his, Khwaja Nizam-ud-din Alli's tomb is in the vicinity of Pishin
Pishin
Pishin is a small town located in the Pishin District of Balochistan province, Pakistan. It is the capital of the district, and is located in the east of the province at 30°35'0N 67°0'0E near the border with Afghanistan with an altitude of 1555 metres . Tremors from the 2008 Pakistan earthquake...

 city of Balochistan
Balochistan (Pakistan)
Balochistan is one of the four provinces or federating units of Pakistan. With an area of 134,051 mi2 or , it is the largest province of Pakistan, constituting approximately 44% of the total land mass of Pakistan. According to the 1998 population census, Balochistan had a population of...

 in a place called Minziki, which is still home to many of his descendants. Khwaja NaqruddinChishti Moudodi (Shaal Pir Baba) is another well known descendant whose tomb is in the capital city (Quetta) of Balochistan, located in Quetta
Quetta
is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

 chaowni near the old fort. Khwaja Wali Kirani
Khwaja Wali Kirani
Wali Kirani :ur:خواجہ ولی مودودی چستی کرانی is one of the foremost Muslim saints of his time. His date of birth and date of death is not known; it is believed that he lived around the time of Sultan Hussain Mirza's rule in Herat around 1470....

 Moudodi Chishti Kirani
Kirani
Kirani is an historical village lying five miles west of Quetta city, capital of Baluchistan province of Pakistan on the outskirts of the Chiltan range and is set to derive its name from a defile lying near the village known as Giran Nai, or Kran Tangi...

 and Khwaja Mir Shahdad Moudodi Chishti Kirani are also Khwaja Maudood Chishti's descendants. The tombs of both these famous saints are in a place called Kirani
Kirani
Kirani is an historical village lying five miles west of Quetta city, capital of Baluchistan province of Pakistan on the outskirts of the Chiltan range and is set to derive its name from a defile lying near the village known as Giran Nai, or Kran Tangi...

, west of Quetta
Quetta
is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

 city. A large number of his descendants still live in Kirani. Last but not the least Khwaja Ibrahim Yukpassi another important saint
Saint
A saint is a holy person. In various religions, saints are people who are believed to have exceptional holiness.In Christian usage, "saint" refers to any believer who is "in Christ", and in whom Christ dwells, whether in heaven or in earth...

 belonging to Khwaja Maudood Chishti's family is buried in Mastung
Mastung
Mastung may refer to:* Mastung District* Mastung Valley* Mastung, Pakistan...

 Balochistan
Balochistan (Pakistan)
Balochistan is one of the four provinces or federating units of Pakistan. With an area of 134,051 mi2 or , it is the largest province of Pakistan, constituting approximately 44% of the total land mass of Pakistan. According to the 1998 population census, Balochistan had a population of...

 and Khwaja Dopassi is buried in Dhadar
Dhadar
Dhadar, also spelt Dadhar, is the capital of the Bolan District in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. The town which also consists of one Union Council is the headquarters of the tehsil of the same name. It is located at 29°28'0"N 67°39'0"E and has an altitude of 132 metres ....

 near the beginning of Bolan
Bolan
Bolan may refer to:People*Sihag or Bolan, a gotra of Jat people.Music*Marc Bolan , British musician of T. Rex*Rachel Bolan, of band Skid Row*T-Bolan, Japanese rock bandPlaces...

 pass Balochistan
Balochistan (Pakistan)
Balochistan is one of the four provinces or federating units of Pakistan. With an area of 134,051 mi2 or , it is the largest province of Pakistan, constituting approximately 44% of the total land mass of Pakistan. According to the 1998 population census, Balochistan had a population of...

 Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

.
Descendants Khwaja Qutubuddin Mohammad Thani Chishti got migrated to Sindh Old Bukkhar ( near Shahdadkot). One of this family descendants named Khwaja Assadullah Kunjnashin Bukkhari migrated to Nawada-Gaya areas of Bihar(India). His followers preached Islam and guided the Muslims there. Khwaja Abdullah Chishti and Hazrat Taj Mahmood Haqqani Chishti were the Sufi saints of Chishti order and direct descendants of Maudood Chishti's son. Their shrines are situated in Milkitola Chhota Sheikhpura, Narhat block near Hisua (GPRS 24 83N 85 43E)

Descendants in Balochistan Pakistan


In the valley of shal kot (Quetta
Quetta
is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

) and Bolan
Bolan
Bolan may refer to:People*Sihag or Bolan, a gotra of Jat people.Music*Marc Bolan , British musician of T. Rex*Rachel Bolan, of band Skid Row*T-Bolan, Japanese rock bandPlaces...

 in the Balochistan
Balochistan (Pakistan)
Balochistan is one of the four provinces or federating units of Pakistan. With an area of 134,051 mi2 or , it is the largest province of Pakistan, constituting approximately 44% of the total land mass of Pakistan. According to the 1998 population census, Balochistan had a population of...

 province the influence of the Moudodi family reached within the lifetime of the head of the family. According to one source Khwaja Qutubuddin Moudod visited the area at least once. He came to the home of his follower Shiekh Babut in the area of Shoroak. Shiekh Babut belonged to the pashtoon tribe called 'Bariech'. During the lifetime of Khwaja Moudod Chishti his friends and followers started to spread the message of Islam
Islam
Islam . The most common are and .   : Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~...

. Later on Khwaja Qutubuddin Moudod Chishti's own family (the sadat) advanced the message of Islam
Islam
Islam . The most common are and .   : Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~...

 in greater Balochistan
Balochistan (region)
Balochistan or Baluchistan is an arid, mountainous region in the Iranian plateau in Southwest Asia; it includes part of southeastern Iran, western Pakistan, and southwestern Afghanistan. The area is named after the numerous Baloch tribes, Iranian peoples who moved into the area from the west...

 and moulded the life of ordinary people according to the ideology of islam
Islam
Islam . The most common are and .   : Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~...

.
  • (16) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Khwaja Qutubuddin Maudood Chishti in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    .(B430h D527h)
  • (17) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed
    Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed
    Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed Mushtaq Bin Moudodi Chishti was a sufi saint. A part of the Chishti Order , a Sufi order within the mystic branches of Islam which was founded in Chisht, a small town near Herat, about 930 C.E. and continues to this day...

     Mushtaq in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

     (B492h D577h)
  • (18) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Rukun ud din Khwaja Hussain Chishti in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    .(B545h D635h)
  • (19) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Qud ud din Khwaja Mohammad in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    . (B584h D624h)
  • (20) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Khwaja Qutubuddin Ibn Khwaja Muhammed (B602h D680h)
  • (21) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

      Aud ud din Khwaja Abu Ahmed Syed Muhammed in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    . (B635h D710h)
  • (22) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

      Taqi ud din Khwaja Yusuf in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    . (B662h D745h)
  • (23) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

      Nassar ud din Khwaja Waleed in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    . (B727h D820h)
  • Shaal Pir Baba
    Shaal Pir Baba
    The old name of Quetta was "kwatta".The word "kwatta" is a pashto word meaning "a mound of Earth" and the city was given this name because the old Quetta city fort was situated over a large mound of earth.During the time of Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Abdali, the city was renamed "Shalkot",which has...

     - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

      Shaal Pir Baba
    Shaal Pir Baba
    The old name of Quetta was "kwatta".The word "kwatta" is a pashto word meaning "a mound of Earth" and the city was given this name because the old Quetta city fort was situated over a large mound of earth.During the time of Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Abdali, the city was renamed "Shalkot",which has...

     chishti Moudodi . Quetta
    Quetta
    is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

    .
  • (24) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Khwaja Wali Kirani
    Khwaja Wali Kirani
    Wali Kirani :ur:خواجہ ولی مودودی چستی کرانی is one of the foremost Muslim saints of his time. His date of birth and date of death is not known; it is believed that he lived around the time of Sultan Hussain Mirza's rule in Herat around 1470....

     Moudodi Chishti in Kirani
    Kirani
    Kirani is an historical village lying five miles west of Quetta city, capital of Baluchistan province of Pakistan on the outskirts of the Chiltan range and is set to derive its name from a defile lying near the village known as Giran Nai, or Kran Tangi...

     Quetta
    Quetta
    is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

     Balouchistan
    Balochistan (Pakistan)
    Balochistan is one of the four provinces or federating units of Pakistan. With an area of 134,051 mi2 or , it is the largest province of Pakistan, constituting approximately 44% of the total land mass of Pakistan. According to the 1998 population census, Balochistan had a population of...

     Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

    .
  • (25) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Khwaja Mir Shahdad Moudodi Chishti in Kirani
    Kirani
    Kirani is an historical village lying five miles west of Quetta city, capital of Baluchistan province of Pakistan on the outskirts of the Chiltan range and is set to derive its name from a defile lying near the village known as Giran Nai, or Kran Tangi...

     Quetta
    Quetta
    is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

     Balouchistan
    Balochistan (Pakistan)
    Balochistan is one of the four provinces or federating units of Pakistan. With an area of 134,051 mi2 or , it is the largest province of Pakistan, constituting approximately 44% of the total land mass of Pakistan. According to the 1998 population census, Balochistan had a population of...

     Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

    .

Shijra-e-tareekat


Main source:
  • Muhammad
    Muhammad
    Muhammad |ligature]] at U+FDF4 ;Arabic pronunciation varies regionally; the first vowel ranges from ~~; the second and the last vowel: ~~~. There are dialects which have no stress. In Egypt, it is pronounced not in religious contexts...

  • Ali
    Ali
    ' |Ramaḍān]], 40 AH; approximately October 23, 598 or 600 or March 17, 599 – January 27, 661).His father's name was Abu Talib. Ali was also the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and ruled over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661, and was the first male convert to Islam...



Early Sufis which, though not part of a formal order, are part of the spiritual chain:
  1. Hasan al-Basri  (died 110 AH)
  2. Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid
    Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid
    Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid Abul Fadl was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Hasan al-Basri, second link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of Fudhail Bin Iyadh.He is also reported to have received education from Imam Abu Hanifah....

      (died 176 AH)
  3. Fudhail Bin Iyadh
    Fudhail Bin Iyadh
    Fudhail Bin Iyadh Bin Masood Bin Bishr Al-Tamimi aka Abul Fadhl and Abu Ali, was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid, third link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of Ibrahim Bin Adham....

      (died 187 AH)
  4. Ibrahim Bin Adham
    Ibrahim Bin Adham
    Ibrahim ibn Adham is one of the most prominent of the early ascetic Sufi saints.The story of his conversion is one of the most celebrated in Sufi legend, as that of a prince renouncing his throne and choosing asceticism closely echoing the legend of Gautama Buddha.Sufi tradition ascribes to...

      (died 162 AH)
  5. Huzaifah Al-Mar’ashi  (died 202 AH)
  6. Abu Hubairah Basri  (died 287 AH)
  7. Mumshad Dinawari  (died 298 AH)


Start of the Chishti Order:
  1. Abu Ishaq Shami
    Abu Ishaq Shami
    Abu Ishaq Shami was a Muslim scholar who is often regarded as the founder of the Sufi Chishti Order because he was the person in the Chishti silsila who was the first to live in Chisht. The name Shami implies he came from Syria or even from Damascus...

      (died 329 AH)
  2. Abu Ahmad Abdal  (died 355 AH)
  3. Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad  (died 411 AH)
  4. Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Samaan Al-Husaini aka Nasiruddin was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his maternal uncle and master Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad, eleventh link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the father and Master of Maudood Chishti. Khwajah Syed Abu Yusuf Bin Sam'aan Al-Husaini...

      (died 459 AH)
  5. Maudood Chishti (died 527 AH)
  6. Shareef Zandani
    Shareef Zandani
    Shareef Zandani aka Nooruddin, was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Maudood Chishti, thirteenth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the peer of Usman Harooni.He was born around 492 Hijri in a city Zandanah, Iraq....

  7. Usman Harooni
    Usman Harooni
    Usman Harooni was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Shareef Zandani, fourteenth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti.He was born Haroon, Iran around 526 HijriHe died 617 Hijri....

  8. Moinuddin Chishti
    Moinuddin Chishti
    Sultan-ul-Hind, Moinuddin Chishti was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE. Also known as Gharīb Nawāz "Benefactor of the Poor" , he is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of the Indian Subcontinent. He introduced and established the order in South Asia...

  9. Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki
    Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki
    Qutub ul Aqtab Hazrat Khwaja Syed Muhammad Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was a renowned Muslim Sufi mystic, saint and scholar of the Chishti Order from Delhi, India. He was the disciple and the spiritual successor of Moinuddin Chishti as head of the Chishti order. Before him the Chishti order in India...

  10. Fariduddin Ganjshakar

Family tree


  • (1) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Ali ibn Abu Talib Amir al-Mu'minin Buried at the Imam Ali Mosque
    Imam Ali Mosque
    The Imām ‘Alī Holy Shrine , also known as Masjid Ali or the Mosque of ‘Alī, located in Najaf, Iraq, is the third holiest site for some of the estimated 200 million followers of the Shia branch of Islam. ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib, the cousin of Muhammad, the fourth caliph , the first Imam is buried here...

     in Najaf
    Najaf
    Najaf is a city in Iraq about 160 km south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2008 is 560,000 people. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate...

     , Iraq
    Iraq
    Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

     .{March 17, 599 --- February 28, 661 aged 61}
  • (2) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Husayn ibn Ali
    Husayn ibn Ali
    Hussein ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ‎ was the son of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib and Fātimah Zahrā...

     Sayed al- - Buried at the Imam Husayn Shrine
    Imam Husayn Shrine
    The Shrine of Husayn ibn ‘Alī is one of the oldest mosques on Earth and a holy site of Shīah Islām in the city of Karbalā, Iraq. It stands on the site of the grave of Husayn ibn ‘Alī, the second grandson of Muhammad, near the place where he was killed during the Battle of Karbalā in 680 C.E....

     in Karbala
    Karbala
    Karbala is a city in Iraq, located about southwest of Baghdad. Karbala is the capital of Karbala Governorate, and has an estimated population of 572,300 people ....

    , Iraq
    Iraq
    Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

    . (B4h D60h)
  • (3) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Ali ibn Husayn al-Sajjad, Zayn al-ʿĀbidin Buried in Jannat al-Baqi
    Jannat al-Baqi
    Maqbaratu l-Baqī is a cemetery in Medina, Saudi Arabia, located to the southeast of the Masjid al-Nabawi. The mosque is built where the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to live, built a mosque and is currently buried. The cemetery therefore holds much significance. It contains many of Muhammad's ...

      Medina
    Medina
    Medina , or ; also transliterated as Madinah, or madinat al-nabi "the city of the prophet") is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, and serves as the capital of the Al Madinah Province. It is the second holiest city in Islam, and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and...

    .(B-h D94h)
  • (4) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir al-Ulum Buried in Jannat al Baqi  Medina
    Medina
    Medina , or ; also transliterated as Madinah, or madinat al-nabi "the city of the prophet") is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, and serves as the capital of the Al Madinah Province. It is the second holiest city in Islam, and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and...

    .(B-h D114h)
  • (5) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Ja'far al-Sadiq
    Ja'far al-Sadiq
    Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq was a descendant of Muhammad and a prominent Muslim jurist. He is revered as an Imam by the adherents of Shi'a Islam and as a renowned Islamic scholar and personality by Sunni Muslims. The Shi'a Muslims consider him to be the sixth Imam or leader and spiritual...

     al-Sadiq - in Jannat al-Baqi
    Jannat al-Baqi
    Maqbaratu l-Baqī is a cemetery in Medina, Saudi Arabia, located to the southeast of the Masjid al-Nabawi. The mosque is built where the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to live, built a mosque and is currently buried. The cemetery therefore holds much significance. It contains many of Muhammad's ...

     Medina
    Medina
    Medina , or ; also transliterated as Madinah, or madinat al-nabi "the city of the prophet") is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, and serves as the capital of the Al Madinah Province. It is the second holiest city in Islam, and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and...

    .(B80h D148h)
  • (6) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Musa al-Kadhim
    Musa al-Kadhim
    ' was the seventh of the Twelve Imams of Twelver Shi'a Islam. He was the son of Imam and his mother was Hamidah Khātūn, a student and former Zanjiyyah slave...

    al-Kazim in the Kadhimiya in Baghdad
    Baghdad
    Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Governorate. The population of Baghdad in 2011 is approximately 7,216,040...

     Iraq
    Iraq
    Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

     .(B128h D183h)
  • (7) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Ali ibn Musa al-Rida, Reza in the Imam Reza shrine
    Imam Reza shrine
    Imām Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imām of Twelver Shi'ites. It is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest in capacity...

     Mashad.(B153h D203h)
  • (8) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Muhammad ibn Ali al-Taqi, al-Jawad in the Kadhimiya in Baghdad
    Baghdad
    Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Governorate. The population of Baghdad in 2011 is approximately 7,216,040...

     Iraq
    Iraq
    Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

    .(B195h D220h)
  • (9) -- Imam
    Imam
    An imam is an Islamic leadership position, often the worship leader of a mosque and the Muslim community. Similar to spiritual leaders, the imam is the one who leads Islamic worship services. More often, the community turns to the mosque imam if they have a religious question...

     Ali al-Hadi
    Ali al-Hadi
    ‘Alī al-Hādī , also known as ‘Alī an-Naqī was the tenth of the Twelve Imams. His full name is ‘Alī ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Alī. The exact date of his birth and death are unknown, but it is generally accepted that he was born between 827–830 CE and he died in 868 CE.- Early years :‘Alī al-Hādī was born...

     al-Hadi, al-Naqi in the Al Askari Mosque in Samarra
    Samarra
    Sāmarrā is a city in Iraq. It stands on the east bank of the Tigris in the Salah ad-Din Governorate, north of Baghdad and, in 2003, had an estimated population of 348,700....

     Iraq
    Iraq
    Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

    .(B214h D254h)
  • (10) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Imam Abdullah Ali Akbar (B238h D292h)
  • (11) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Imam Syed Abu Muhammed Al Hussain in Chist Hirat Afghanistan. (B---h D352h)
  • (12) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Abu Abdullah Muhammed in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    . (B270h D324h)
  • (13) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Abu Jaffer Ibrahim in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    .(B-h D370h)
  • (14) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Shams-ud-din Abu Nassar Muhammed Saman in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    . (B-h D398h)
  • (15) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Khwaja Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Samaan Al-Husaini aka Nasiruddin was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his maternal uncle and master Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad, eleventh link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the father and Master of Maudood Chishti. Khwajah Syed Abu Yusuf Bin Sam'aan Al-Husaini...

     Nasir-ud-din Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Samaan Al-Husaini aka Nasiruddin was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his maternal uncle and master Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad, eleventh link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the father and Master of Maudood Chishti. Khwajah Syed Abu Yusuf Bin Sam'aan Al-Husaini...

      in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    . (B375h D459h)
  • (16) - Syed
    Syed
    Syed is a masculine given name derived from the title Sayyid, it is not to be confused with the similar looking name Sayid...

     Khwaja Qutubuddin Maudood Chishti in Chisht
    Chisht
    Chisht, also written Chisht-e Sharif, Chesht-i Sharif or Chesht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. It is important in Sufism because the Chishti Sufi Order originated there....

     Hirat Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    .(B430h D527h

Family tree (mother's side)


(Referenced from the book: Khwaja Ibrahim Yakpassi Chishti)
  • Amir-ul-momineen imam Hassan Raziallahtalla anha
  • Hazrat Syed Hassan Musna
  • Hazrat Syed Abdullah-al-Mahaz
  • Hazrat Syed Nasir-ud-din Hassan
  • Hazrat Syed Mujdad-al-maale
  • Hazrat Syed Hassan
  • Hazrat Syed Yahya
  • Hazrat Syed Ibrahim
  • Hazrat Syed Sultan Firsinafa
  • Hazrat Syed Khwaja Abu Ahmed Abdal Chishti
  • Hazrat Syeda Bibi Khizamatullah Taala Hassani (Mother of Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan)
  • Hazrat Maudood Chishti

See also

  • Kirani
    Kirani
    Kirani is an historical village lying five miles west of Quetta city, capital of Baluchistan province of Pakistan on the outskirts of the Chiltan range and is set to derive its name from a defile lying near the village known as Giran Nai, or Kran Tangi...

  • Gulzar
    Gulzar, Quetta
    Gulzar is a Union council of the Quetta District in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It is located at 30°9'25N 66°57'34E to the south-east of the district capital Quetta with an altitude of 1653 metres ....

  • Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
    Abu Yusuf Bin Samaan Al-Husaini aka Nasiruddin was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his maternal uncle and master Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad, eleventh link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the father and Master of Maudood Chishti. Khwajah Syed Abu Yusuf Bin Sam'aan Al-Husaini...

  • Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed
    Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed
    Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed Mushtaq Bin Moudodi Chishti was a sufi saint. A part of the Chishti Order , a Sufi order within the mystic branches of Islam which was founded in Chisht, a small town near Herat, about 930 C.E. and continues to this day...

  • Khwaja Hussain Chishti
  • Khwaja Qutubuddin
  • Shaal Pir Baba
    Shaal Pir Baba
    The old name of Quetta was "kwatta".The word "kwatta" is a pashto word meaning "a mound of Earth" and the city was given this name because the old Quetta city fort was situated over a large mound of earth.During the time of Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Abdali, the city was renamed "Shalkot",which has...

      Khwaja Naqruddin
  • Khwaja Wali Kirani
    Khwaja Wali Kirani
    Wali Kirani :ur:خواجہ ولی مودودی چستی کرانی is one of the foremost Muslim saints of his time. His date of birth and date of death is not known; it is believed that he lived around the time of Sultan Hussain Mirza's rule in Herat around 1470....

  • Khwaja Ibrahim Yukpasi
    Khwaja Ibrahim Yukpasi
    Hazrat Syed Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Ibrahim Yukpasi , is a Sufi saint born in Pakistan in 760 AH. He was a member of the Chishti Order , a Sufi order within the mystic branches of Islam which was founded in Chisht, a small town near Herat, about 930 C.E. and continues to this day. The Chishti Order is...