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.

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