|Hazarath Syedna Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy :: Hazarth Syed Behlul Sha|
City/Town : Penugonda District : Anantapur State : Andhra Pradesh
Auliyas Name : Hazrath Syed Baba Fakruddin
Hazarath Syedna Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy (Rahmatullah Alaih) is a great Sufi saint of 12 th century.His Mausoleum is located in a place called Penukonda,Anantapur District,Andhra Pradesh.This place is located on NH 7 i.e Bangalore – Hyderabad highway and is around 120 Kilometers from Bangalore and 90 Kilometers from Anantapur.
Before coming to Penukonda, he was a king of Sistan and Shahpur in Iran. He renounced the world for the sake of Allah and was, his disciples say, a true follower of Islam who then found his Murshid (Spiritual Guide) — that is, Hazarath Tabr-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali (Rehmatullah Alaih), who himself was a king who also had renounced the world for the Almighty’s cause in a place called Tiruchirapalli(Tamilnadu). After serving Hazarath for several years on the latter’s command he left for Penukonda in order to preach.
Legend says that he was searching for a place to settle and his Guru gave him a dry twig and said to him wherever this twig will bloom to a big plant stay there. He planted the twig and slept under atree only to awake and saw it become a beautiful plant and he stayed there. He is called Babaiah by the local people and thousands of man have taken his name over centuries with love and respect to this great saint.We can find lots of Babaiahs if we move around the surrounding villages or for that matter Anantapur district in AP India. He is revered with full faith and great deity by all religions…
Main Gate to Mausoleum of Hazarth Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy
Miracle : One day Baba was preaching a king on how one can live even after his/her death and advocated, person who hardened the body by subjecting to intense religious zeal attains unity with Almighty and the body won’t decay and will be alive till Qayamat (Dooms day).
To bring clarity, Baba quoted an example, which is as follows: –
Two pots made of clay, one just dried in sun and the other burnt in a furnace, buried after digging two separate pits in the mud. After few days, when both the pits opened, the burnt pot has well in tact its form and shape whereas the pot that was dried but not burnt, has lost its form and turned into clay. Likewise, when a human burns himself by truthfully following Allah and his Prophets preaching’s he/she shall be alive even in the grave and the body won’t get touched by mud or any insects.
As the king was still doubtful, Baba stated that, the king can check for himself, by opening Baba’s grave, for body being untouched by the mud even after 40 years of Baba leaving the world. For this king replied that, he is already old and may die even before 40 years. Baba smiled and offered his 40 years of life to the king to verify after 40 years by opening the burial. He also said if he couldn’t wait for 40 years, he could open after 40 days of his burial.
Eventually, Baba passed away after few days. On 40th day, king and others dig the burial place of Baba and observed that the body is fresh with a smile on the face. The king got convinced. However, to substantiate, after 40 years they did it again and found that the Baba’s body is still fresh and with full of flowers. As commanded by Baba, three flowers were taken which were on His chest.
He was a resident of Penukonda during the Baba’s time,and was successful in subdueing evil powers and attained martyrdom.
Chilla Pahad of Qalandar-e-Barhaq Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) – Rocks melt to take imprints of Sarakar Syedul Aarifeen Baba Fakhruddin (R.A)
Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) observed meditation for spiritual attainment and nearness to Allah at various location on his journey till Tirchy, where he found his spiritual Master and also on the way to Penukonda,places where Baba meditated include Afghanistan, Kashmir, forest of Gujrat, Sri Lanka, Sandur and Tirchy to name a few.
In Penukonda, Syedna Baba Fakhruddin meditated in the dargah premise and on a hill outside the town limits and also under water in the nearby lake.
Sarakar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) observed meditation in the cave situated outside penukonda towards the southern side of the hill rocks of chilla pahad for 12 years, so much was the rigor of the meditation the meditation seat where baba sat has deep body imprints of Syedul Aaarifeen Baba Fakhruddin (R.A).The miracle here is the imprints are on the top of the cave rock, this happens when one attains zenith of spiritual enlightenment.
As per Huzoor Mohammed (PUBH) hadith ” Meri Aal Meri Chaal Hain,Meri Chaal Meri Aal Hain” ( Translation: My heirs are those who take my path). Baba Fakhruddin mediatated in the cave as Huzoor Mohammed Mustfa (PUBH) did in Gaar-e-Hira and as the stone use to take imprints of Huzoor Mohammed Mustafa (PUBH) it did too for Aal-e-nabi Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A).
This cave is accessible today to devotees, the path leading to the cave is little tough to negotiate, one has to crawl on slippery rocks to reach this divine place. This hill also has a stone which bears Baba’s holy foot prints.
Hazrat Usuf Qattal Hussain (R.A) – The Khalifa of Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A)
Shiekh ul Aarifien Hazrat Usuf Qattal Hussain (R.A) was the first Khalifa of Qalander -e-Barhaq Hazarat Syedna Khwaja Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) and also his nephew.
Hazarat Usuf Qattal Husaini was born to Hazrat Syed Ali Chilla Kash and Syeda Bibi Fatima Rumi (R.A), he was christened by Hazrat Nathar Vali (R.A) as Usuf as he was very handsome like the Prophet Usuf (A.S)
Hazarat Usuf Qattal Husaini is the patriarch of the family of decedents of Sarkar’s dynasty, as Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) was a Qalandar and did not marry and had said that my heirs would come from my brother Hazrat Syed Ali’s family.
Hazrat Tabl-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali (R.A) initiated Usuf Qattal Baba’s (R.A) formal studies and on this occasion Baba Nathar Vali (R.A) bestowed Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) the position of Sadar Sajjada Nashien of his abode and asked him to continue it as a hereditary position from the descendents of Hazrat Syed Ali Chilla kash (R.A)
Baba Usuf Qattal Hussaini Saharwardy (R.A) married thrice in his life term and his third wife was the princess of Bidar Kingdom, from her Baba Usuf Qattal had a son Hazrat Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) who was a born waliallah (Saint) from his mother’s womb.
Baba Usuf Qattal Hussaini had 2 sons and one daughter from his first wife,elder son was Hazrat Syedna Baba Tajuddin (R.A) and younger son was Hazrat Baba Abdal (R.A) and from his second wife Baba Usuf Qattal (R.A) had one son named Hazrat Syedna Baba Nizamuddin (R.A)
Baba Usuf Qattal’s (R.A) dynasty continued from the descendents of Hazrat Syedna Baba Tajuddin (R.A)
Baba Usuf Qattal Hussaini’s (R.A) mazar is just adjacent to Baba’s Mazar-e-Mubarak towards South
Hazrat Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) – The Khalifa of Hazrat Usuf Qattal Baba (R.A)
Hazrat Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) was a born waliallah,he received khilafat from Hazrat Usuf Qattal Hussaini(R.A). He was born to Baba Usuf Qattal Hussaini (R.A) and Hazratha Syeda Zaheerun Bee (R.A), who was princeses of Bidar province.
Hazrat Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) is commonly known as Chote Baba,he was given name of a great Sufi saint of Chistia Order, Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakkar ,grand disciple of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin of Ajmer,whose mazar is in Pak Pattan Pakistan.
He has performed many miracles during his life time and even before his birth, he use to converse from his mother’s womb.
He bestowed his khilafat to Hazrat Syedna Baba Ibrahim Qureshi (R.A)
Chote Baba’s Sandal urs is observed on 17 Th and 18 Th of Dhul Hajjah (Month of Bakrid) respectively.
His Mazar mubarak is in opposite side of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin’s (R.A) mazar-e-mubarak.