Sufi shrines in City and District of Bhir -INDIA

City; Bhir District : Bhir State:Maharashtra

Dargah of Pir Bala Shah

The Dargah of Pir Bala Shah is to the west of the town along Bid-Ahmadnagar Road, about 1.60 km. (a mile) away. It is in the centre of a courtyard with a parapet wall around. The tomb has no built roof above but is covered with a canopy of overhanging creepers. To the right there is the tomb of his mother, surmounted by a dome. Its walls bear lattice work. In the rear of the dargah there is a small mosque, with two domes crowning the top. To the left of it there are corridors. An annual urus is held in honour of the Pir. It is attended by about 4.000 persons.

Dargah of Shahenshavali:

furlong (.201 km) away from the town is the dargah of Shahenshavali, built on an elevated ground which could be reached after climbing a flight of 23 steps. It is enclosed by an arched compound wall, an imposing gate with its top crowned by two minars serving as the entrance. The dargah, with a small mosque in its rear stands on a spacious plinth of 1.219 metres (4′) in height. On three sides of the plinth there are arches similar to those of the compound wall. The actual tomb has a double canopy-like structure the inner being smaller and supported on 4 pillars. The outer one enclosing the inner one is much bigger and has 12 pillars. The floor of the dargah is paved with coloured marble tiles having floral patterns. On the entrance gate is the old naubat-khana or the music gallery. The dargah has an inam of 242.81 hectares (600 acres) of land. In August an urus, attended by about 3,000 persons, is held. In the compound there are many tombs of unknown persons. At the bottom of the stairway leading to the dargah there is a well.


Rajuri Masjid: The mosque is located near Rajuri darvaza, one of the entrance gates to the town and hence is called after the name of the gate. It was built during the life-time of Muhammad Shah Ghazi, in the year 1135 Hijri, The entrance to the mosque is on the eastern side. Its main hall is quite spacious and has two rows of pillars forming ten arches. Similarly, there are ten vaults, each in turn crowned with a small dome. There is also an outer hall which has been added recently.


City : Balavli District: Pen

This dargah is located in BALAVLI village near PEN on MUMBAI-GOA highway road,Hazrat Peer Sayyed Baddruddin Hussaini baba’s Head is here at Pen Dist Raigad, The Body is at Paranda, Usmanabad. App 400 km From PEN shrine.

(it is 7.5 km inside from the highway road
You have to travel on Kaccha road for 7.5 km).

Main roza of Hazrat Peer Sayyed Baddruddin Hussaini

Some mazars next to his roza.

Main board at the entry of the mazar.

Pics of Dhad mubarak mazar at Usmanabad

Mazar in Usmanabad

Jinon ki masjid near Mazar of Hazrat Peer Sayyed Baddruddin Hussaini.

The Great and the last Mughal ruler Aurangzeb

The Great and the last Mughal ruler Aurangzeb who spent the last 25 years in the Deccan was according to his will buried in the courtyard of the tomb of Shaikh Zainuddin at Rauza in sepulchre built by the Emperor in his own life time. On Friday, 21st February, Aurangzeb died and after Prince Azam Shah his son arrived on Saturday, 22nd February, 1707, Aurangzeb’s bod} was carried to Khuldabad. Zinat-un-nisa Begum his second daughter was also with him. The red stone platform (Chabutra) over his grave not exceeding three yards in length, two and half yards in breadth and a few fingers in height, has a cavity in the middle. It has been filled with earth in which fragrant herbs have been planted. He is now remembered under the title Khuldmakan.

Originally, the tomb consisted only of a wooden slab with the Persian inscription. “No marble sheets should shield me from the sky as I lie there one with the earth.”

There is a legend connected with Aurangzeb’s tomb well-known for his diligence and piety, the emperor on his deathbed decreed that only Rs. 14 and 12 annas should be spent on his grave. This was the sum he had earned himself by stitching caps. He had also earned Rs. 350 from Quranic inscription, but he said, “Don’t use this money in case I have made a mistake in copying the Quran, as I will be answerable to Allah for that.”

Since then the tomb has been embellished in 1921, the Nizam of Hyderabad and Lord Curzon had it covered with marble and surrounded with a pierced marble screen. But a patch of earth with a small sabza plant remains on top, it is covered with a plain white sheet, and it is still roofed only by the vault of the sky.

Khuldabad is more famous as pilgrimage centre as the venerated saints lie here. More important than ever the saints are the Prophet’s ‘divine robes’ and the ‘prophet’s hair’ which is specially preserved for worship. The sacred robe, or Pairahan-e-Mubarak’ is shrouded in mysterious obscurity and not many people are really aware of the extreme significance of this robe. The history of Prophet Mohammad’s robe was narrated to me by Mr. Abdul Hai , an authority on Khuldabad.

The history of ‘Pairahan-e-Mubarak’ is associated with ‘Shab-e-Meraj’ – an important event in the life of Prophet Mohammad, when he was invited by Almighty Allah for a trip to heaven and at the gateway was presented a robe by Allah as a gesture of welcome. While receiving this precious gift the Prophet thought of his devout followers, who he wished too could benefit from this divine present. When Prophet Mohammed was on his deathbed he was instructed to choose a Khalifa to take his place. Hazrat Ali was singled to succeed the Prophet and was gifted with the sacred robe and also directed to pass the robe to the right heir.

Some of the important Khalifas to whom this ‘Pairahan-e-Mubarak’ was passed were Hazrat Ali, Khwaja Hasan Basri, Hazrat Osman Haroon Chishti, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer, Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar and Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi later conceded the robe to Burhanuddin Garib who was directed to proceed towards the Daccan with a Palki of 1400 saints.

During the leave taking ceremony he gave him five important injunctions.

1. This robe was keepsake to be passed on to Hazrat Zainuddin Shirazi.

2. Mother’s happiness be given priority.

3. Friday namaz is binding.

4, Celibacy should be adopted throughout his life.

5. His Pirzadi Saheba Bibi Ayesha should be under his protection.

The two dargahs are situated on lofty platforms lying exactly opposite each other. The Moo-e-Mubarak (the sacred hair) lies in the shrine of Hazrat Burhanuddin Garib which is located to the left afer entering the main gate to the village. While the Pairahan-e-Mubarak (sacred robe) lies in the Maqbara of Hazrat Zainuddin Shirazi who was the last Khalifa or more popularly known as the ‘Bawees Khwaja’, whose edifice houses the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

Presumably due to its ethereal origin, where the entire area is covered with the mystical presence of so many saints a number of crown members preferred to be buried at this place. Besides Aurangzeb, the other royal members who lie here peacefully are the first Nizam Asaf Jah, his son Nasir Jung, Abul Hasan Tana Shah, the last King of Golconda, Aurangzeb’s son Prince Azam Shah his wife and other princely members. Both the Dargahs consist of many rooms, dormitories for the pilgrims, large open spaces and tanks of clear water for ablution. At the main entrance is the Nakkarkhana where the Naubat is played during the auspicious occasions of an Urs held annualy at Khuldabad.

This sleepy, peaceful hamlet during the Urs suddenly awakes and stirs with excitement. The inhabitants start buzzing, humming, dressing, adoring and embellishing the entire place. Garland of flowers consisting of rose, marigold, mogra, mango leaves, rose petals and shining coloured papers are woven around in loops and circles and hung around in the entire area when the village appears to be decked up like a newly wedded bride.
Devout pilgrims from all the States of India collect to view the relics of the Holy Prophet. This place also abounds with the tombs and mausoleums of nearly 1400 saints who had accompanied Burhanuddin’s Palki and selected the vicinity of Daulatabad and Khuldabad for a final settlement.

Khuldabad’s stories do not end here..Another legend is associated with Burhanudin’s younger brother who preceeded him in the Deccan. Hazrat Khwaja Munteja-buddin Zarzari Zarbaksh Dulah Miya- to accord him his full title, also a Chisti saint he was the Khalifah or most mature disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, who ordered him to go to the Deccan with 700 pious men to combat evil. Taken aback, he asked his master “I am a poor man, how will I provide for 700 men?” To which Nizamuddin countered: “When you were in your mother’s womb, how did you get sustenance? Proceed on your way and leave the rest to God.” Zarzari Baksh obeyed and found each day that after the Tahajjud or 2 a.m. Namaz, a small box of gold lay where he had bowed his head. Because he never married his name bore the appendage Dulah Miya.

To the northwest, another group of tombs are more simpler. That of Malik Ambar, his wife, son and daughter-in-law. These are square, stone, structures, topped with large domes, but embellished with jalis or screens. But it is doutful if Malik Ambar was actually buried at Khuldabad. It is more possible that Malik Ambar’s tomb lies not at Khuldabad but at Aurangabad, in Medical Campus near Makai Gate.

SUFI Shrines in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Tomb of Great Moghal Emperor Aurangzebzeb


Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi
(Qutbe Aftab Qutbe Deccan Shaykul Islam) (R.A.)


The Dargah of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi (qutbe aftab qutbe deccan shaykul islam)(rahmatullah alayh) is situated at Shah Gunj Nizamuddin Auliya Road Aurangabad Maharasthra.

Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi (qutbe aftab qutbe deccan shaykul islam)(rahmatullah alayh) is the father of hazrat maulana fakhrudeen muhibbun nabi delhawi

Mazar of Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi ( rahmatullah alayh)

Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya Aurangabadi (rahmatullah alayh) is murred and khalifa of hazrat shaikh kalimullah shah jahanbadi (rahmatullah alayh) whose dargah is stiuated at delhi

Khwaja Nizamudeen Aurangabadi (rahmatullahi alaihi)’s birth and early history are somewhat vague, though it is known that he was a descendant of hazrat abu bakr as-siddiq (rahmatullahi alaihi), the first caliph of islam. his birthplace is thought to be kakor, india and it was there that he received his early education. to further his studies he travelled to delhi, the centre of learning at the time, and sought out a university. word of the popularity of hazrat shah kalimullah jahanabaadi (rahmatullahi alaihi) reached his ears, and he decided to meet the great saint. when he arrived at the seminary of shah kalimullah (rahmatullahi alaihi), he found the door locked, as the shaykh was engaged in the spiritual musical assembly of sama, to which outsiders were not permitted. unaware of this, he knocked at the door and, to the amazement of the other disciples, was welcomed in by shah kalimullah (rahmatullahi alaihi) and shown great love.soon after, he enrolled in the great saint’s university. initially, his primary aim was to obtain religious external knowledge only; but after a time the intense spiritual atmosphere that surrounded shah kalimullah (rahmatullahi alaihi) drew him closer to the path of the sufis. one day, as his shaykh prepared to leave, hazrat nizamudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi) came forward, dusted his murshid’s shoes, and placed them before him. upon seeing this, shah kalimullah (rahmatullahi alaihi) inquired, “o nizamudeen, have you come to acquire knowledge, or do you seek the path to allah?” to this hazrat nizamudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi) humbly replied, “you know better what is for me;you know better, for us, for me.”upon hearing these lines, shah kalimullah (rahmatullahi alaihi) recalled the prophecy of hazrat yahya madini (rahmatullahi alaihi) who stated that the one who would utter these words would be responsible for the spread and propagation of the chishtia silsila. hazrat nizamudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi)’s spiritual instruction began immediately.

after a period of strict spiritual training, hazrat nizamudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi) was made the khalifa-e-azam of shah kalimullah (rahmatullahi alaihi) and instructed to spread islam and serve the needs of the community in south india. he travelled extensively throughout the whole of the southern indian plateau teaching and catering for the needs of the community, before settling down and establishing a seminary in aurangabad. the seminary had ten doors, and none were forbidden entrance or education. at each door stood a scribe, and whenever anyone came with financial problems, they would write the following lines,
“the remembrance of allah is the greatest; on this my heart is fully concentrated. to this world, nizamudeen is oblivious.”

the poor would then take this to the rich who, because of their great respect and deep love for the great saint, would regard it as the highest honour to fulfill their brother’s needs. wit this kind of practice, is it any wonder that the sufis of india were loved and venerated by rich and poor alike? those who spread islam not only by words but by actions, who not only preach but live the eternal principles of islam, such men and women have truly sacrificed their lives for allah. it is they to whom rasulallah refers in a hadith wherein he states,
“the saint are like prophets unto their communities.”

hazrat nizamudeen aurangabadi (rahmatullahi alaihi) was actively involved in the propagation of islam, and along with this he gave special attention to the spiritual training of his mureeds. historians have quoted the number of those disciples as being over one hundred thousand. at any given time after salaat, about 300-500 people would gather in his mosque for zikrullah. hazrat nizamudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi) was strict in his observance of the sunnah of the holy prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) . his concern for the welfare of the community, as we have seen above, was sincere and very great. he would always ensure that in whatever way possible he would fulfil the need of anyone who shah kalimullah (rahmatullahi alaihi) him for assistance. the life of a saint is not only miracles and ecstasies; they live in the real world of ordinary mortals such as ourselves, but yet transcend it, for they breathe allah’s love with every breath.

Hazrat nizamudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi)’s book, nizamul quloob, hold very pertinent lessons for us today, as it stresses the spiritual upliftment of the muslims prior to them commencing propagation of islam. he states that in order to be a true representative of islam, one necessarily must possess those qualities of spiritual perfection that would allow the person to spread the religion not only by word but also by practice and principle. hazrat nizamudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi) had thirteen khulafah who continued his work after his demise, foremost of whom was his son hazrat moulana fakhrudeen (rahmatullahi alaihi). he left this world on the 12th zil qadah 1142ah and lies buried in his mazaar in aurangabad. ample testimony to his great services to islam both during his life and posthumously can be found in the title afforded to him, “qutbe daccan”, or “axis around which revolves the south.”
the beloved sleeps, covering her face with the beautiful locks of her hair. khusro, go home! the darkness of evening has engulfed the whole world




Hazrt NIZAMUDDIN SADATH DULHA — Paithan Dist – Aurangabad
Hazrat was the king of YEMEN , Hazarat gave away the kingship and became a fakir on the command of our dear prophet.There are only 4 dhulas in the world.


Hazrat Mu’inuddin Maulana Sabah –— Paithan Dist – Aurangabad

One of the nephew of khawza garib nawaz- hazrat life span was of 12 yrs. Hazrat was the most dearer Nearer to khawaja sabh.


Hazrat Syed Nurul-huda Saiheb

1) Main entrance of the shrine of Hazrat Syed Nurul-huda Saiheb, of Kadri and Chisti lineage

2) Overview of this shrine of Hazrat Syed Nurul-huda Saiheb, of Kadri and Chisti lineage

Shrine of Hazrat Syed Nurul-huda Saiheb
Near Delhi Gate
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Apart from the name which was provided on the shrine and also the fact that the Hazrat is from both the Kadri and Chisti lineage, also provided on the sign board, not much is known of this shrine.

It was very peaceful, clean and beautiful here.


Chalishgaon – 90km frm Aurangabad-Hazrat PEER Musaqadri baba-Sandal on 17,18,19 of july. There is train from Mumbai.

Valley of Saints

The Valley of Saints is located in Khuldabad, a town in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. Several Sufi saints of the Chishti order chose to reside in Khuldabad in the 14th century. The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti [Moinuddin Chishti is the name of a Chisti Sufi who was the preceptor of the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. He shares the name of the Sufi Saint buried in Ajmer.], and the tomb of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb are located here. The valley also has the dargah of the Sufi saint Muntajib al-Din, known best by his epithet Zar Zari Zar Baksh, who migrated to this area in the 14th century at the request of his teacher, Nizamuddin Awliya of Delhi.

Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A)

Afzal Biabani (R.A)
Afzal Biabani (R.A)

Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) was born on 2nd Ziqada 864 Hijri (i.e., 1478 A.D.). He completed his studies under the supervision and guidance of his father Hazrath Ziauddin Biabani (R.A.) and obtained ‘Khilafat’. He married Hazrath Maryam Bibi Saheba, the daughter of Hazrath Sang-de-sultan (R.A.). Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) became the first sajjada Nasheen of the Biabani’s family. He used to pray and meditate in the forest of Faqrabad and Rauna prada in Jalna District, as his father did. A large number of devotees from far off places used to come to him for his blessings for whom he used to arrange mass meals (Langer).

Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) felt much pleasure at the arrival of the large number of guests and devotees. The people of surrounding area used to say “Ashraf Biabani Bhokey Ko Bhojan Piyasay Ko pani”. It means that Ashraf Biabani gives food to the hungry and water to the thirsty.

Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) died in 935 Hijri. A devotee Mohammad Hussain constructed tomb on his grave according to the wish of Hazrath Ziauddin Biabani (R.A.).

The tomb situated very near to the grave of Hazrath Ziauddin Biabani (R.A.) at Ambad Shareef. It is a unique sample of Deccan Architecture.

The shape of the dome resembles the curved spikes of sweet melon. According to the ‘punch Gunj’ a neem tree was there very near to the dome. A branch of the tree bowed towards the dome. The leaves of the said branch were sweet like honey. The devotees would eat those leaves and became healthy. Hazrath Fazil Biabani (R.A.) ate those leaves till the age of 17.

In the month of May, 1995 I (Syed Shujatullah) visited Ambad Shareef along with Hazrath Syed Shah Gulam Sarwar Biabani Saheb, the 7th sajjada Nasheen of Dargah shareef of Hazrath Afzal Biabani (R.A.) of Kazipet, in Warangal District (A.P.) and his nominated successor (Ja nasheen) Hazrath Syed Shah Gulam Afzal Biabani Saheb (Khusro pasha) to receive the blessings of the saints. We saw near the tomb a neem tree whose leaves are said to be sweet. So all of us ate and found them sweet.

It is learnt that the king of Ahmed Nagar, Mohammad Shah III visited the place for his blessings. Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) invited him for a feast along with his soldiers. The king accepted his invitation with respect. Hazrath ordered for 10 KGs of wheat flour and 10kgs of Mutton and cooked food in the night. Hazrath covered the bread and the vessel of curry with his rumal (towel). All the six thousand soldiers were served with the food, still one fourth of it was left and it was distributed among the disciples. It was great surprise to all of them. This miracle was nothing but the spiritual power of the saint.

Hazrath Ashraf Biabani (R.A.) wrote a ‘Masnavi’ in the memory of Hazrath Syedna Imam Hussain Razi Allahu Taala Anhu and his fellow martyrs. It is called ‘Nausarhar’ (The first Shahadath Nama in Urdu in India).

According to Hazrath Fazil Biabani (R.A.) in punch Gunj’, there happened a strange thing. 200 years after Hazrath Ashraf Biabani’s death, Hazrath Ameen Biabani and Mohammad Ahmed Biabani (R.A.) peeped into the grave through a hole and was astonished to find the coffin afresh. Further, they noticed that the right knee was in bent position. They also witnessed some mysterious light in the grave.


Ambad is a city and a municipal council in Jalna district in the state of Maharashtra, India


City : Ahmadnagar District: Ahmadnagar              State: Maharashtra

The Dargah of Syed Shah Abdul Rehman Urf (Dum Bara Hazari Chistiya R. A.) is situated in Fakirwada Taluka-Ahmednagar Maharashtra. It is on Ahmednagar – Aurangabad Higway between Puna and Aurangabad. Dargah is more than 500 years old.

Syed Shah Abdul Rehman Chisty was from the family of Khwaja Garib Nawaz Ajmeri, he was a very pious and religious person he took care of his niece KASAMSHAH from the age of 6 months and used to feed him milk from the small finger of his right hand. Lots of people visit the saints grave daily for supplications and once there supplications are answered they offer offerings in a small utensil owned by the saint which is now known as KISHTI (boat).

Supplications for the marraige of Girls who are not getting married after reaching their due age are answerd very soon at this Dargah. Girls offer Green Bangles at the Dargah after their supplications have been answered.

Once Aurangzeb was passing by Fakirwada with an army of 12000 soldiers, his army was very thirsty and hungary, they were starving sinced days. after hearing about the saint from the locals King Aurangzeb went to meet the saint and after offering his salams requested the saint to feed his army and the saint obliged. Hazrat had a small utensil of wood which today is known as a Kishti (boat) he covered the utensil with a cloth, read some ayats from the Quran and took a deep breath and by the will of God when he removed the cloth the utensil was filled with delicious cooked food which was more than enough for the army of Aurangzeb. Hazrat hold his breath till all the soldiers had eaten there food. Since than Hazrat is known as Baba Dum Barah Hazari.

Aurangzeb was so happy with this miracle that he decided to donate 350 Acres of land to the saint but the saint refused he had no love for this worldly pleasures but Aurangzeb insisted and gave the Land to the small boy KASAMSHAH who was niece of Hazrat. The Deed of the Land donated by King Aurangzeb Stamped and signed by Himself is still preserved in the Dargah premises by the Family of KASAMSHAH Also in the Mazar there is a Quran written by Hazrat himself, his turban, clothes all are preseved in the Dargah premises even today, by looking at his belongings one could imagine how simple and pious person he was.

Urs Sharif of the Dargah is on 14th ZullHajj according to arabic calendar.

The Family of KASAMSHAH is taking care of the Dargah Premises and the Visitors since last 11 generations
1. Syed Moinuddin A Kaim Jalander
2. Syed Murad S. Karim
3. Syed Buhan S. Munir
4. Syed Akbar S. Munir
5. Syed Sattar S, Munir
6. Syed Chotumiya S. Munir
7. Syed Amir S. Munir
8. Syed Yusuf S. Munir
9. Syed Aziz S. Munir


HAZRAT MIRA WALI BABA hazrat’s mazhar is located in MAHARASHTRA at AHMEDNAGAR.(this dargah is next to highway between KULDABAD and PUNE)


HAZRAT RAMAZANSHAN Ahmednagar–  Shagirdh of Hazarat NIZAMUDDIN SADATH DULHA .Hazarat RAMAZANSHAN was a NON -Muslim, till today popularly known amoung the non muslim as Kanifnath Maharaj. Kanif nath maharaj had a rath, & kanifnath maharaj used to travel in air, he had said who ever brings down my rath down i will take him as my ustad. It was the asar namaz time when Hazarat Sadath dulaha saw the rath in mid air & ordered the rath to come down,& it came down. Kanifnath maharaj fell in to Hazarat NIZAMUDDIN SADATH DULHAs feet & said i accept you my ustad, But Hazarat replied i dont accept any body as my shagirdh easily. River Godavari is just closeby. SADATH DULHAs gave kanifnath maharaj a raw mud container & asked get water from the river & fill the bigger container next to his dargha. kanifnath maharaj was trying to fill both the container for next 12yrs but couldn’t.

Kanifnath maharaj’s head was wounded for 12yrs, Even there were small worms in the head. at last SADATH DULHA accepted kanifnath maharaj as his shagirdh & gave a name HAZRAT RAMAZANSHAN & place called Madhi, At post-Patherdi, Dist – Ahmednagar.but unfortunatly after the babri masjid demolisition non muslim have captured the dargha & converted into a mandir of Kanifnath Maharaj. All because we Muslims have stopped
going to the darghas.

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