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Timeline South Asian Sufis

Name

Dates

Place of origin

Place where mostly lived/is buried

Affiliation

Predecessor

Successor

Works

Other important facts

Ali Hujwiri (Data Ganj Bakhsh)

990-1077

Hajvare, Ghazni

Lahore, Punjab

   

Kashful Mahjub

 

Haji Huud

1025–1141

born Syria (Khanfur near Damascus)

Lived and died in Patan, Gujarat.

     

Shah Gardez

1026–1152

 

buried at Multan

     

Abdul-Qadir Jeelani

1077–1166

  

Originator of Qadiri silsila

  

Several books

Most Sufis in south Asia consider him their spiritual master.

Usman Harooni

1096-1131

Iran

Bukhara, Baghdad, Falooja, Damascus, Mecca and Madina

Chishti Order

Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

   

Moinuddin Chishti

1141–1230

Sistan

Ajmer, Rajasthan

Originator of Chishti silsila in India

Usman Haruni

Bakhtiyar Ka'ki

Anees ul-Arwah, malfuzat of Kh.Usman Haruni

 

Baba Fakruddin Suhrawardi

1169–1295

Sistan

Penukonda, AP

Suhrawardi

    

Baha-ud-din Zakariya

1170–1267

Kot Kehror, Multan

Multan

Suhrawardi

    

Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki

1173–1235

Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Delhi

Chishti

Moinuddin Chishti

Baba Farid

 

Died while listening to Sama/poetry

Lal Shahbaz Qalander

1177–1274

Marwand, Afghanistan

Sehwan, Sindh

Suhrawardi, Qalandar

 

Abdul Latif Bhitai, Sachal Sarmast

 

Songs like 'Laal meri pat' in oral performance

Fariduddin Ganjshakar

1188–1280

Kothewal, Multan

Pakpattan, Punjab

Chishti

Bakhtiyar Ka'ki

Nizamuddin Aulia

Some verses

 

Hamiduddin Nagori

1192 - 1276

Delhi

Nagaur, Rajasthan

Chishtiya Order

 

Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

Surolus Sador wa Nurul Badur

 

Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari

1196–1291

Herat, Afghanistan

Kaliyar, Roorkee

Sabiriya, Chisti

Baba Farid

Shamsuddin Turk Panipati, Hyder Shah

 

title given by Baba Fareed,Ganj E Sakar

Fakhr-al-Din Iraqi

1213–1289

Kamjan( Hamadan In Persia)

Multan(Pak), toqat (turkey)

Suhrawardi

Baha-ud-din Zakariya

 

Lama at or Divine Flashes Iraqi writings

‘Iraqi mate Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi and Jalaluddin Rumi, in Konya

Bu Ali Shah Qalandar

1209–1324

Panipat (Haryana)/ Iraq

Panipat

Chishti, Qalandar

Bakhtiyar Ka'ki

   

Nizamuddin Auliya

1238–1325

Badayun(UP)

Delhi

Chishti Silsila

Fariduddin Ganjshakar

Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlav, Amir Khusrow

 

Qawwali, was originally created by Amir Khusro.

Rukn-e-Alam

1251–1335

Multan

  

Shaikh Baha-Ud-Din Zakariya.

   

Amir Khusrau

1253–1325

Patiyali In Etah UP

Delhi

Chishti

Niazamudin Auliya

 

many books, poetry, idioms,founder of Hindavi.

Founder of Tabla and sitar.

Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat

1255-1342

Amroha

Wasit (Iran), Amroha (U.P)

Sufi,Makhdoom

    

Jahaniyan Jahangasht

1308–1384

Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Mecca, Madina,Multan,Uch.

Makhdoom, Suhrawardi

Jalaluddin Surkh-Posh Bukhari

 

Authored many Books on Islam

strict follower of shariat, teacher and guide

Shaikh Burhanuddin Gharib

d.1337

       

Shah Jalal

d.1347

Konya, Sultanate of Rum (now in Turkey)

Sylhet, Bengal (now in Bangladesh)

Makhdoom, Teacher of Sunnah

Syed Ahmed Kabir

Shah Farhan aka Shah Paran

  

Shah Paran

14th c.

Hadramaut Yemen

Sylhet, Bengal (now in Bangladesh)

Suhrawardi, Jalalia order

Shah Jalal

   

Ismail Qureshi al Hashmi

1260–1349

Multan

Bamhrauli, Allahabad

Makhdoom, Suhrawardi

Shah Raukh e Alam Multani

Shah Karak and Dana Nathan.

  

Shah Paran R.A Shah Farhan

1303

 Sylhet, Bangladesh

      

Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani

1314–1384

Hamdan, Iran

Kashmir India,Kulob In khatlan

Persian Sufi Poet of Kubrawi order

    

Nasiruddin Chiragh-e-Dehli

1274–1356

Ayodhya

Delhi

Chishti

Niazamudin Auliya

Hazrat Khwaja Kamaluddin, Allama Chishti, Banda Nawaz Gesu Daraz

  

Makhdoom Yahya Maneri

1263–1381

Maner, Bihar

Maner, Bihar

Suhrawardi

Baha-ud-din Zakariya

   

Ashraf Jahangir Semnani

1308–1405

Semnan (Iran)

Kichauccha Sharif Ambedkar nagar UP

Chisti and Qadri

Alaul Haq Pandavi

Abdur Razzaq Nurul- Ain

  

Khwaja Bande Nawaz

1321–1422

Delhi

Karnatka (Gulbarga), Afghanistan, Balochistan

Chishti

Chirag Dehalvi

 

Authored over 195 books, in Arabic, Persian,Urdu

 

Makhdoom Ali Mahimi

1372–1431

Konakan Mumbai

  

Mohiuddin Ibne Arabi

 

Tahqiq-ul- Haq fi Kalima-tul-Haq, Shamsul Haq etc

 

Bahuddin Bajan

1388-1504

Gujrat

Burhanpur Madhya Pradesh

     

Shaikh Jamali Kamboh

d.1536

       

N. Nur Qutb-i `Alam

d. 1415

       

Sant Kabir

1440 – 1518

Varanai UP

Maghar

   

Poems in Hindi, Avadhi, Braj and Bhojpuri

Poems of Kabir Translated in English By Rabindranath Tagore

Abul Quddus Gangohi

1456–1537

Rudauli

Shahbad (Haryana), Gangoh (UP)

   

Maktubat Quddoosiya (مکتوبات قدوسیہ اردو ترجمہ

 

Khan Jahan Ali

1459

Bagerhat,Bangladesh

Chittagong, Dhul Hijjah

     

Shaikh Salim Chishti

1478–1572

 

Fathepur Sikri UP

Chishti Order

    

Daud Bandagi Kirmani

1513–1575

  

Qadri Order

    

Shah Hussain

1538–1599

Lahore, Pakistan 

Baghbanpura Lahore Pakistan

  

Short Poems Known as Kafis, traditional part of Qawwali

 

His Poems sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abida Parveen, Noor Jahan

Khwaja Baqi Billah

1564–1605

Kabul

Delhi

Naqshbandi order

   

Pioneer of Naqshbandi oreder in the sun-continent

Mian Mir

1550–1635

Dharampura, Lahore, Pakistan 

Alamganj Lahore

Qadri Order

 

Bibi Jamal Kahtun, Mullah Shah Badakhshi

 

Identified as Mian Khail Branch of the Qadri Order,sikhs and muslim are devotees of Mian Mir tomb.

Bibi Jamal Khatun

d.1639

Shewan, Sindh

 

Qadri Order

Mian Mir

   

Shah Abul Ma‘ali

1552–1615

       

Ahmad Sirhindi

1564-1624

Sirhind

Sialkot

Naqshbandi order

  

Collected letters or Muktubat, Itnbat-un-nubuwwa

 

Mullah Shah Badakhshi

1584–1661

  

Qadri Order

 

Mian Mir, Dara Shikoh

  

Jahanara Begum Sahib

1614–1681

  

Qadiriyya Sufi

Mullah Shah Badakashi

 

Wrote Biography of Moinuddin Chishti,

 

Dara Shikoh

1615–1659

Ajmer

 

Qadri Order

Mian Mir, Sarmad Kashani

 

writing on Sufism Awliya, Safinat ul Awlya, Sakinat ul Awliya etc

 

M. Nizam al-Din Thanesari

1626-?

       

Azan Pir

17th c.

Baghdad

Assam

 

Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya

   

Baba Shadi Shaheed

17th c.

 

Jandi Chontra in Bhimber, Kashmir

    

first tribe to become a muslim, former name Mahaeaja Dharam chand

Shah Inayat Qadiri

d.1728

Qasur (Punjab, Pakistan)

 

Qadri-Shatari Silsila

Muhammad Ali Raza Shattari

 

Dastur-al-Amal

 

Khushāl Khān Khattak

1613-1689

Akora Khatak Kabul

Dambara, Tirah, Kabul 

   

BāznāmaSwātnāma,FazlnāmaTibbnāma,Firāqnāma

Titled as a National Poet of Afganistan, wrote around 200 books

Sultan Bahoo

1628–1691

 

Garh Maharaja , Punjab

Qadri Order

Shah Habib Gilani, Sheikh Abdul Rehman al Qadri

 

he has authored over one hundred and forty works tratises, Abiyaat-e-bahoo, Risala-e-Ruhi etc.

 

Bedil Dehlavi 

1642-1720

Azimabad, Patna India

Iran, Afghanistan, Tazakistan, Delhi

  

Mirza Ghalib, Iqbal-e-lahori

Telesm-e Hairat,Toor e Ma'refat,Chahār Unsur,Ruqa'āt 

He is the author of 16 books of poetry, which contain nearly 147,000 verses and include several masnavi

Rahman baba

1653–1711

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Peshawar

Qadri , Naqshbandi, Chishti order

  

Diwan

 

Bulleh Shah

1680–1757

Kasur, Punjab

Punjab, Sindh and Saraiki

 

Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahu, Shah Sharaf

Countless sufi poets

Wrote many Kafis

His kafis renowed by Sufi singers like N.F.Ali Khan ,Pathanay Khan, Wadali Brothers etc

Shah Abdul Latif Bhita'i

1689–1752

Hala, Sindh

Multan,lasbella, jaisalmer and bhuj,Bhit Shah Pakistan

 

Muhammad Jalal-Ad-Din Muhammad Rumi Attar, Shaikh Saadi, Kabir

Sachal Sarmast, Bedil, Shaikh Ayaz, Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman , Tailb-ul-mola

Risalo

 

Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janaan

1699–1781

Kala Bagh Manawali, Pakistan

Nur Muhammad Badauni, Shaykh Ahmad Sirhandi

Naqshbandi order, Qadri, Chishti, Suharwardi

    

Mohd. Ghaus Gwaliari

  

Ahmadabad

Shattari order

  

Jawahir-i Khams

 

Shah Waliullah

1703–1762

       

Jam Durrak

1714-1784

 

Kalat and Dhadar

   

turned some famous love stories into poetical form, for instance, the famous love stories of Shereen Farhad, Laila Majnoon, Shereen Dosteen and Bebagar Grahnaaz.

 

Khwaja Mir Dard

1721-1785

Delhi

Delhi

   

Mystical poetry in Urdu

 

Noor Muhammad Maharvi

1730–1791

Farid Ilaqah (Bhawalapur Pakistan)

Chishtian, Pakistan

Chishti Order

    

Sachal Sarmast

1739-1827

Darazan, Kherpur

      

Shah Abdul Aziz

1745–1823

 

Delhi

   

He wrote Dictated Several books, Taufa Ithna Ashari, Sirush Shahdhatahyan, Fatwa Aziz.

 

Shah Niyaz Ahmad Barelvi

1742-1834

Sirhind

Delhi, Bareilly(UP)

Qadri Order

  

Poetry that is used by qawwals

Niyazi Order established by him.

Shah Turab Kakorvi

1768-1858

Kakori, Awadh

Kakori, Awadh

Kazmia, Qaladaria

  

Diwan-e Shah Turab

 

Maulana Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi

1797–1861

      

He was First edited diwan of Mirza Ghalib.

Sayyid Sahib Husayni of Tekmal

1805–1880

Tekmal

Tekmal (Telangana)

Qadri Order

Shah Muhammad, Maroof Sahidullah Farooqui Chisti Qadiri

 

Masnavi Shahid-ul-Aksar, Shawahid-i-Husayni, and more persian and udru works

 

Hazrat Babajan

1806–1931

Balochistan, Afghanistan

Syria, Lebnon, Iraq, Ajmer, Bombay, Pune

     

Ata Hussain Fani Chishti

1817–1896

Patna, Bihar

Gaya

Chishti Order

Syed Shah Ghulam Hussain Danapuri

Syed Shah Nezamuddin Chisti Monami

  

Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki

1817–1899

Nanauta, Saharanpur (UP)

  

Shaikh Maulana Nasiruddin Naqshbandi

 

Hashiya Mathanvi Moulana Rumi, Ghiza-e-Ruh and many more

 

Sai Baba of Shirdi

1838–1918

Pathri, Maharashtra

Shirdi, Maharashtra

     

Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi

1826–1906

Maizbhandar, Chittagong, Bangladesh

 

Maizbhandari Sufi Order

    

Maula Shah

1836–1944

Majitha, Amritsar, India

Gujranwala (Pakistan

Naushahi Qadri Silsila-e-Tareeqat or Tariqa

  

Wrote Se Harfian, Kafian, Baran mahay, Athwaray, Poetic Diction (Folk Tales)

A sufi writer who employed 5 languages in his documents: Urdu, Punjabi, Persian Arabic and English

Sheikh Mustafa

1836–1888

Beruwala, Sri Lanka

 Kayalpattinam, India, Mecca

 Qadiriyyathun Nabaviyyah Sufi order

Ahmed Ibn Mubarak Mowlana

 

Fathhur-Rahma Fi Tarjimati Tafsir al-Quran (Qur'an translation), Mizan Maalai contains Arabic-Tamil poetry

Sheikh Mustafa was one of great scholar who contributed to Arwi (Arabic-Tamil).

Khwaja Ghulam Farid

1845–1901

 Chachran

 Chachran 

 Chishti–Nizami Sufi order

  

Deewan-e-Farid,Manaqabe Mehboobia  

 

Syed Mohammed Asrarullah Hussaini Imam Ali Shah

1856

 

Damascus, Syria, Maharashtra, Hyderabad

     

Ahmed Reza Khan

1856–1921

Muhallah Jasoli, Bareilly UP

Muhallah Sodagraan, Bareily UP

     

Meher Ali Shah

1859–1937

Golra Sharif

  

Hazrat Khwaja Shams-ud-Din sialvi,

`Pir Syed Ghulam Mohiyyud Din Gillani

  

Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin

1861–1925

Kamathi

Nagpur

 

Hazrat Abdullah Shah Qadri

Maulana Abdul kareem

  

Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi Qadri

1870–1962

Hyderabad,India

  

Muhammad Siddiq Hussaini

   

Maulana Syed Muhammad Zauqi Shah

1878–1951

 

Pakistan, Mecca Arabia

Chishti Order

  

Sufist Scholar considered a Waliullah or Sufi Saint

 

Inayat Khan

1882–1927

Vadodra Gujrat India

Sialkot, Mexico, Paris, Delhi

   

Wrote many books on sufism and culture.

 

Qalander Ba Ba Auliya

1898–1979

Khorja Bulandshahar (UP)

Delhi, Karachi Pakistan

Azeemia Order

Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin

Shamshuddin Azeemi

Work as a Journalist for Newspaper and Magzine

 

Mohammad Badshah Qadri

1903–1978

Raichur, Karnataka, India

 

Chisti Order

Shah Nabi Mohiuddeen Quadri

 Hazrat Syed Ibrahim Shah Qadri

  

Abul Bashar

1906–1965

Chittagong

      

Pir Fazal Ali Qureshi

d.1935

Daud khel Punjab

Miskeenpur, Muazaffargarh( Punjab )

Naqshbandi order

Khwaja Muhammad Sirajuddin

Muhammad Shah Qureshi Sahab

  

Hazrat Abul Fazl S. Mahmood Quadri

1911–2000

     

"Isteanat", "Ilm-e-Ghaib", "Fazail-e-Mustafa", "Gilan ki Inqilab Angez Shaksiyat", "Mahasin-e-Tariq Goi", "Rash'hat-e-Qudsia", "Universal Message of Islam"

 

Saheb Qibla Fultali

1913–2008

 Fultali, Zakiganj Bangladesh

Sylhet Division, Bangladesh

Jainpuri silsilh

    

Mian Bashir Ahmed

1923–

Wanghat,Kashmir

 

Naqshbandi and Qadri Order

   

Awarded Padma Bhushan by Indian Government.

Syed Ziaul Haq

1928–1988

Chittagong

      

Wasif Ali Wasif

1929–1993

Pakistan

Lahore

   

Shab Chirag, Kiran kiran suraj, dil dariya samundar

He was regular columnist of Pakistani Urdu daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt, named "Guftgoo"

Tahir Allauddin Al-Qadri Al-Gillani

1932–1991

Baghdad

Pakistan,Germany

Qadarriya

  

mahboob subhani, Tuhfa Al-Tahiria Aowrad Al-Qadria

wrote many books on Islam and tasavvuf

Syed Mainuddin Ahmed

1937-2011

Chittagong

      

Bedam Shah Warsi

      

Devotional poetry that is sung by qawwals

 

Baba Qamar U Zaman Faridi Chishti

1940-2011

Burj Kalan, Qasur

Rinala, Raiwind

Chishti Order, Chishti zamani order

 Baba Farid Ganjshakar

Fakhar u Zaman Chishti Zamani

Ganjina e Sifat.

 

Salekur Rahman Rahe Bhanderi

1948-1968

Chittagong Bangladesh

Manymar, India, Belgium

Rahe Bhander Sufi Order