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The Chishti Order (Persian: چشتی - Češtī) is 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 (2008). The Chishti Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness.[1] Farsi redirects here. ... This article is in need of attention. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Chisht is a town near Herat in Afghanistan. ... Herāt (Persian: ‎ ) is a city in western Afghanistan, in the province also known as Herāt. ...


The order was founded by Abu Ishaq Shami ("the Syrian") who brought Sufism (Tasawwuf) to the town of Chisht, some 95 miles east of Herat in present-day western Afghanistan. Before returning to the Levant, Shami initiated, trained and deputized the son of the local Amir, (Khwaja) Abu Ahmad Abdal (d. 966). Under the leadership of Abu Ahmad’s descendants, the Chishtiyya as they are also known, flourished as a regional mystical order. // Abu Ishaq Shami is one of the first among the sufi order, namely Chishti Order to call himself Chisti. ... Sufism (Arabic: ‎ - taá¹£awwuf, Kurdish Sufayeti, Persian: صوفی‌گری, sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf), is generally understood by scholars to be the inner or mystical dimension of Islam. ... The Levant The Levant (IPA: ) is an imprecise geographical term historically referring to a large area in the Middle East south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. ... Emir (also sometimes rendered as Amir or Ameer, Arabic commander) is a title of nobility historically used in Islamic nations of the Middle East and North Africa. ... Abu Ahmad Abdal was son of Sultan Farsanafah. ... Events April 14 or April 30 - Mieszko I, first duke of Poland, baptised a Christian Births Fujiwara no Michinaga, Japanese regent Deaths King Dubh I of Scotland Categories: 966 ...


The most famous of the Chishti saints is Moinuddin Chishti (also known as Khawaja Baba) who settled in Ajmer, India. He oversaw the growth of the order in the 13th century as religious laws were canonized. He saw Muhammad in a dream and then set off on a journey of discovery. Moinuddin Chishti dargah, Ajmer, India Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty (Persian: خواجہ معین الدین چشتی ) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz (Persian: غریب نواز ), was a Sunni Muslim and is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. ... This article is about a city in central Rajasthan, for the historical region, see Ajmer region. ... This article discusses the process of declaring saints. ... Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ...


Other famous saints of the Chishti Order are Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Fariduddin Ganjshakar of Pak Pattan, Mohammed Badesha Qadri of Wadi, Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki and Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani of Kicchocha Sharif, Uttar Pradesh. For the Bangledeshi cricketer of the same name, see Nizamuddin (cricketer). ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar (Punjabi: ) commonly known as Baba Farid(بابا فرید) (ਬਾਬਾ ਫ਼ਰੀਦ) was a 12-th century Sufi preacher and saint of Punjab. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hazrat Khwaja Shaikh Mohammad Badshah Qadri-ul-Chishti Yamani Raichuri Rahmatullan Alayh (1903 (1324 Hijri) – 1978), was a Sufi saint of the Chisti order in India, known commonly as Badshah Quadri or Badesha Qadri, who preached universal brotherhood and peace. ... Wadi is a census town in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was a renowned Muslim Sufi saint and scholar in the Chishti Order from Delhi, India. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hadrat Khawaja Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Semnani was a Sufi Saint of the Chishti Order of Sufi. ... Ambedkar Nagar District (also Ambedkarnagar) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India. ... , Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: , IPA:  , translation: Northern Province), [often referred to as U.P.], located in central-south Asia and northern India, is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ...


The Chishti Order is famous for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness. The Order traces its origins through various saints all the way to Ali and Muhammad himself. For other uses, see Ali (disambiguation). ... Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ...


Sema or Qawwali is a type of devotional music to enhance the remembrance of Allah and is not a part of worship or prayer.[2] Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, Ed Iskenderian, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr. ... Qawwali (Urdu: قوٌالی, Hindi: क़वाली) is the devotional music of the Chishti Sufis of the Indian Subcontinent. ... Allah is the Arabic language word for God. ...


Followers of Pir Zada Masood Ali Chishty son of the famous Sufi saint Imamuddin Chishty of Lahore claim he was the first to bring the Chishti order to the UK. Also he is a direct descendant of Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty as is his sons Mohammed Ahsan Ali, Mohammed Mohsin Ali and his Grandson Mohammed Mahdi Chishty.


Followers of Inayat Khan claim he was the first to bring the Chishti Order to North America, but the real connection of his order (and its numerous scissions) with orthodox Islam (and with Tasawwuf especially) are denied by the most part of Eastern and Western tariqa's representatives and members. Hazrat Inayat Khan (July 5, 1882 – February 5, 1927) was the founder of Universal Sufism and the Sufi Order International. ... North American redirects here. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


A number of Chishti family members are now livivg in Pakpatan and Bahawal Nagar, North of Punjab, Pakistan. This article is about the Pakistani province. ...

Contents

The Nine Principles

The Chishti Order is also known for the following principles:

  • Distance from worldly powers
  • Sama (or musical assemblies)
  • Service to humanity
  • Respect for other devotional traditions
  • Dependence on the Creator and not the creation
  • Disapproval of showing off miraculous feats

Shaikh (شيخ, also rendered as Sheik, Shaykh or Sheikh) is a word in the Arabic language meaning an elder or a revered old man. ... Look up pir in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nekkhamma (Renunciation) is one of the ten paramis or perfections that a bodhisattva must develop in order to become a Buddha. ... For alternative meanings, see nature (disambiguation). ... Look up sama in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Prayer (disambiguation). ... Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. ...

Common Chistiya Chain in South Asia

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Start of the Sufi Order: The Quran identifies a number of men as prophets of Islam. ... Muhammad in a new genre of Islamic calligraphy started in the 17th century by Hafiz Osman. ... Ali ibn Abi Talib (علي بن أبي طالب) (c. ...

  1. Hasan al-Basri
  2. Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid Abul Fadhl
  3. Fudhail Bin Iyadh Bin Mas'ud Bin Bishr Tameeemi
  4. Ibrahim Bin Adham Bin Mansur
  5. Huzaifah Al-Mar’ashi
  6. Abu Hubairah Basri
  7. Ilw Mumshad Dinwari

Start of the Chishti Order: al-Hasan al-Basri (Arabic:الحسن البصري) (Abu Said al-Hasan ibn Abi-l-Hasan Yasar al-Basri), (642 - 728 or 737), was a well-known Arab theologian and scholar of Islam who was born at Medina. ... Huzaifah Al-Mar’ashi aka Saeed Ud Deen, was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Ibrahim Bin Adham, fifth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of Abu Hubairah Basri. ... Abu Hubairah Basri aka Ameen Ud Deen, was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Huzaifah Al-Mar’ashi, sixth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of Ilw Mumshad Dinwari. ... Ilw Mumshad Dinwari aka Karimuddin Mun’im, was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to Abu Hubairah Basri, seventh link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of Abu Ishaq Shami. ...

  1. Abu Ishaq Shami
  2. Abu Ahmad Abdal
  3. Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad
  4. Sayyid Abu Yusuf Bin Sam’aan Al-Husaini
  5. Maudood Chishti
  6. Shareef Zandani
  7. Usman Harooni
  8. Moinuddin Chishti Ajmer
  9. Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki
  10. Fareeduddin Masood

From here, the Chishti Order of South Asia splits into branches: // Abu Ishaq Shami is one of the first among the sufi order, namely Chishti Order to call himself Chisti. ... Abu Ahmad Abdal was son of Sultan Farsanafah. ... Abu Muhammad Bin Abi Ahmad (331-411 AH) aka Waliyud Deen aka Naasihud Deen was a Sufi saint of Chishti Order. ... Maudood Chishti aka Qutubuddin, Shams Sufiyaan, Chiraag Chishtiyaan, was an early day Sufi Saint, a successor to his father and master Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan, twelfth link in the Sufi Silsilah of Chishti Order, and the Master of 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 Master of Usman Harooni. ... Usman Harooni (526-617 AH) 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. ... Moinuddin Chishti dargah, Ajmer, India Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty (Persian: خواجہ معین الدین چشتی ) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz (Persian: غریب نواز ), was a Sunni Muslim and is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. ... Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was a renowned Muslim Sufi saint and scholar in the Chishti Order from Delhi, India. ... Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar (Punjabi: ) commonly known as Baba Farid(بابا فرید) (ਬਾਬਾ ਫ਼ਰੀਦ) was a 12-th century Sufi preacher and saint of Punjab. ...


(Fareeduddin Masood had three prominent successors, a branch being named after each of them)

  1. Nizamuddin Auliya - Nizamiya Branch - Master of Amir Khusro
  2. Alaaud Deen Ali Ahmad Saabir Kalyari - Sabiri Branch
  3. Nasiruddin Chirag-e-Delhi
  4. Khwaja Bande Nawaz

Other branches of Chishti Order are: For the Bangledeshi cricketer of the same name, see Nizamuddin (cricketer). ... Abul Hasan Yamīn al-Dīn Khusrow (Persian: , Devanagari: अबुल हसन यमीनुददीन ख़ुसरो) (1253-1325 CE), better known as Amīr Khusrow Dehlawī, was the greatest Persian-writing poet of medieval India one of the iconic figures in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. ... Hazarat Nasiruddin Chirag-e-Delhi was a Sufi Saint of Chistiya order and a successor of Hazrat Mahbub Ilahi Nizamuddin Auliya. ... Khwaja Bande Nawaz was a famous Sufi Saint from India who advocated understanding, tolerance and harmony among various religious groups. ...

  1. Ashraf Jahangir Semnani - Ashrafi Branch
  1. Imdadullah Muhaajir Makki - Chishtiya Saabariya Imdaadiya

Hadrat Khawaja Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Semnani was a Sufi Saint of the Chishti Order of Sufi. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Ernst, Carl W. and Lawrence, Bruce B. (2002) Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond Palgrave Macmillan, New York, p. 1 ISBN 1403960267
  2. ^ ‘Atā, Shāh Muḥammad Mahdī (1902) Lam‘at al-Anvār fī Bayān al-Aurād va al-Azkār Naval Kishor, Lucknow, India, OCLC 71847168 in Persian, about Chishti Sufi ritual

References

  • Haeri, Muneera (2000) The Chishtis: a living light Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, ISBN 0195793277
  • Ernst, Carl W. and Lawrence, Bruce B. (2002) Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond Palgrave Macmillan, New York, ISBN 1403960267
  • Farīdī, Iḥtishāmuddīn (1992) Tārīk̲h̲-i iblāg̲h̲-i Cisht Āl Inḍiyā Baz-i Ḥanafī, Delhi, OCLC 29752219 in Urdu with biographies
  • Āryā, Ghulām ‘Alī (2004) Ṭarīqah-i Chishtīyah dar Hind va Pākistān: ta’līf-i Ghulām‘alī Āryā Zavvār, Tehran, ISBN 9644012003 in Persian

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See also

Silsilah (Arabic: ( سلسلة )) is an Arabic meaning chain. ... Tariqah ( transliteration: ; pl. ...

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